Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Wrap-Up [2018]

Another month…and not a lot of reading. Oh well, I did read some more amazing books, and have started a few more! I’ve overall had a good month, and good health, so all in all, I’m happy.

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I…I’ll admit, I have no idea how I ended up reading this one, (Okay, maybe it’s my inconvenient occasional inability to say ‘no’…Don’t worry, it’s not all the time XD) whatever the case, I ended up on the release tour for the second part of this story, so of course I had to try to find book one…The verdict?

I’m so glad I did! I loved both parts, and as they are middle grade level, it was easy to finish them in under a day (or well close to a day each, which it still really good for me!)

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As mentioned above, I loved this one, and took part in the blog tour.

37486213Oh, what have we here? Yes! I was also part of this tour! I’m torn on this one though… On the one hand, I loved it, and am super excited to see how things turn out…but then, I realized after the fact….it isn’t as good as the other two before it…I don’t know, it’s just that it seemed more scattered and more planning and less action. Sure, there are still plenty of important events, but it takes a different approach than the other two, and I guess being one of the first to read it, ( and therefore not having many, or any, review to go by) I hadn’t expected the change in gears and the different focus.

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Storm Runner

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The Storm Runner

(The Storm Runner #1)

by J.C. Cervantes (Also writes under: Jennifer Cervantes)
Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?

Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Blog Tour: The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

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The Last Wish of Sasha Cade
by Cheyanne Young

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world — the best friend in the whole world — has died of cancer. Raquel can’t imagine life without her. She’s overwhelmed and brokenhearted.

And then a letter from Sasha arrives. Has she somehow found a way to communicate from the afterlife?

In fact, Sasha has planned an elaborate scavenger hunt for Raquel, and when she follows the instructions to return to Sasha’s grave, a mysterious stranger with striking eyes is waiting for her. There’s a secret attached to this boy that only Sasha—and now Raquel—knows.

This boy, Elijah, might be just what Raquel needs to move on from her terrible loss. But can Raquel remain true to herself while also honoring her friend’s final wish?


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Genres: Young Adult, Contemporry
Publisher: KCP Loft
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REVIEW:

While this one wasn’t the heavy fantasy I usually lean toward, I did enjoy reading this Contemporary. I usually avoid  Contemporary Romance, so I haven’t read enough to really compare, but any Contemporary that can keep my attention has to have something going for it. This one deals with death, which I don’t mind reading about, but I hate it when the death is senseless and could have been avoided. I was happy that even in a YA Contemporary I was still about to get to know the characters and actually enjoyed reading it! While this one might not be for everyone, it is a nice change from the longer fantasy series I’m working my way though, and I do recommend it if you enjoy this kind of book 🙂
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Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, and collecting nail polish. After nearly a decade of working in engineering, Cheyanne now writes books for young adults. She also runs a bookish Etsy shop.

Cheyanne lives near the beach with her family, one spoiled rotten puppy, and a cat that is most likely plotting to take over the world. Her newest book, The Last Wish of Sasha Cade, releases in 2018.

 

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Blog Tour: Apollo is Mine

About The Book:
Title: APOLLO IS MINE (Harem of The Gods Book 1)
Author: Mila Young
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Mila Young
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

I’m a warrior. Cursed to fight monsters. Sworn to act as Zeus’ sword to protect mankind.

But I’d give it all up for one last kiss with the god who stole my heart…Apollo.

I never wanted to carry my family’s legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and I’ll keep the promise I made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst.

I’ve trained with Heracles.

Been blessed with super human powers.

What I’ve never done is fallen in love—until Apollo crossed my path. But he isn’t the only god to catch my attention. Hades is here too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth…

Darkness cannot win…or the Earth will tumble into chaos and I’ll lose the god I’ve come to love…Apollo is mine.
Apollo is Mine is book 1 in the Harem of the Gods reverse harem series.
Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.

REVIEW

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.*

I loved reading this, and can’t wait for more in this series! Strong female lead, steamy romance, smoking hot Greek gods, and loads of trouble? Count me in! I loved the different perspectives in this one, and the characters have amazing chemistry!

About Mila:

Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow.

By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior, walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.

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Week One:

9/17/2018- BookHounds– Interview

9/17/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

9/18/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review

9/18/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

9/19/2018- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Excerpt

9/19/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review

9/20/2018- bookishbibliophile– Review

9/20/2018- To Be Read– Review

9/21/2018- Smada’s Book Smack Excerpt

9/21/2018- That Artsy Reader Girl– Interview

Week Two:

9/24/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Excerpt

9/24/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

9/25/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

9/25/2018- Abellafairytale– Review

9/26/2018- Firstbooklove– Review

9/26/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

9/27/2018- Finding Magic In Books– Interview

9/27/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

9/28/2018- A Crave For Books– Review

9/28/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cover Reveal: BLASTAWAY

Today Melissa Landers and Rockstar Book
Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for BLASTAWAY, her new Middle
Grade Sci-Fi which releases Summer 2019! Check out the awesome cover and the excerpt!
On to the reveal! 
 
 
 
Title: BLASTAWAY
Author: Melissa Landers
Pub. Date: Summer 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover,
eBook
Pages: ?
Find it: Goodreads
Pitched as “Home Alone in space,” a
young science prodigy who runs away in his family spaceship must team up with a
plucky mutant to save the Earth from destruction.
Scheduled for publication Summer 2019.
Exclusive Excerpt!


At some point, I must have fallen asleep.

I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with
drool, and I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no
longer on Earth.
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant
stars whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by
the swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house. I
checked the navigation screen and felt my mouth drop open. The flashing beacon
that represented my ship was halfway between Earth and Fasti.
(So you see, it is totally possible to steal a spaceship on
accident.)
I guess my hand hit the EXECUTE button when I fell asleep.
And because it would take just as long for me to turn around and go home as it
would to finish my journey, it made sense to keep going, right? Either way, my
parents would ground me into the afterlife, so I might as well earn the
sentence, right?
Right.
An electric thrill rushed through my veins when I thought
about the possibilities that lay ahead of me. Anything could happen on this
trip. Literally anything. I could discover a brand-new element. Or meet a
secret race of aliens. Or invent a new energy source. Or eat so much chocolate
that I puked. Either way, I had complete freedom to make this journey into
whatever I wanted, and once I realized that, there was no freaking way I could
turn back. It was like the universe had dropped a gift in my lap, a gift I had
no intention of returning.
I wiped the drool off my chin and smiled.
“Hold onto your stars, Fasti. Here I come.”
About Melissa:

 

Melissa Landers
is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud
sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just
ask her kids. She lives just outside Cincinnati in the town of Loveland,
“Sweetheart of Ohio.”

 

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up: A Petrifying Pop-Up for the Holidays

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up: A Petrifying Pop-Up for the Holidays Hardcover – October 2, 2018
by Matthew Reinhart

Experience Tim Burton’s iconic film like never before with this nightmarish pop-up of monstrous proportions! From the renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart comes a mind-blowing retelling of this classic story in gravity-defying pop-up artwork on every page. A celebration marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking movie, this is the perfect item for avid The Nightmare Before Christmas fans, holiday ghouls, and undead merrymakers alike.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cover Reveal: Romanov

I’m so excited about this book, and I love the cover! 😍
This is also my Waiting on Wednesday pick.

Romanov is currently up for pre-order, so be sure to snag your copy from your bookstore of choice:
Expected publication: May 7th 2019
In case you forgot what ROMANOV is about, here’s the Goodreads blurb:

The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.

Blog Tour: Annebelle’s Harem

About The Book:

Title: THE FEARLESS ROYAL: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle’s Harem Book 3)
Author: Anna Hill
Pub. Date: September 10, 2018
Publisher: Anna Hill
Formats: eBook
Pages: 126
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon

One woman, three men — and their desire to reclaim their kingdom.

Annabelle is so close and yet still so far from defeating King Robert. The closer she gets to finding the key to overthrowing him, the more complications seem to rise up. But she is determined to destroy him because if she doesn’t her home country of Elderan will rot in poverty and turmoil forever.

Up until this point, Annabelle has only been focused on one thing: destroying King Robert and saving her country of Elderan from his wrath. But now that she is actually close to defeating him, she has to learn more than magic.

One of the members of her royal guard, Rhyion, helps to teach Annabelle everything she needs to know about the government of Elderan. As Annabelle considers what kind of Queen she is going to be, she also has to consider that her feelings for Rhyion are growing. But she’s already in a relationship with the two other members of her guard, Angelo, and Lio, is it greedy of her to want Rhyion too?

…and can she balance her love of the three of them with the responsibility of being Queen of Elderan?

This steamy reverse harem urban fantasy is the final book in the Annabelle’s Harem series! Readers will be absorbed in the action, adventure, and romance in the last book of the series.

The Fearless Royal Excerpt:

I made my way down the hall, not even bothering to put on pants because the oversized shirt covered midway down my thighs.

And I’d lost a lot of my modesty, anyway. I lived in a house with three guys, two of whom I was sleeping with, and none of whom seemed to place any value on covering up. Their shifter inclination toward nudity was obvious.

But I liked that they’d made me more relaxed. It was nice to just walk around the house and be totally comfortable with my body. It made me feel almost… powerful. I could understand why my witch ancestors used to walk around their castles naked without a care in the world. Something about it was just… incredibly empowering.

I knocked on Rhyion’s door quietly, hoping not to startle him if he was still asleep. I wasn’t sure why, considering he was basically never asleep at this time.

“Come in,” he said, as he always did. He was sitting at an old desk in the corner of his room.

It was a desk that had been left here by whoever lived in this cabin before, probably fifty years ago. This island used to be an old shifter compound until they outgrew it and moved to the new island—the one where I had originally been taken to by Angelo.

 

Title: THE FORSAKEN ROYAL: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle’s Harem Book 2)
Author: Anna Hill
Pub. Date: August 27, 2018
Publisher: Anna Hill
Formats: eBook
Pages: 237
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon

Annabelle doesn’t know who she has left to trust. After being captured by King Robert of Elderan, a brutal ruler who will stop at nothing to make sure witches never rule the country again, Annabelle has been cut off from everyone and everything — including her powers as a witch.

Until Angelo, a member of her shifter guard arrives to save her.

When the attempt fails, Angelo’s left mortally wounded and the King is determined to make Annabelle pay. While Annabelle nurses Angelo back to health, the other members of her guard, Lio and Rhyion, devise a plan to overthrow King Robert — and Annabelle finds her feelings for all three members of her guard deepening as intensely as her desire to see King Robert fal.

Annabelle is a witch, the last of her kind, and it’s her destiny to return Elderan to its former glory. But how can she focus on saving her entire country when she’s worried about Angelo’s safety? How can she topple an abusive King when he is equally as powerful as her?

…and how can she stay focused as she’s falling even deeper in love with the men who protect her?

The Forgotten Royal Excerpt:

“Who are you?” I asked first.

“My name’s Angelo,” he told me. “I’m a wolf shifter, as you can well see.”

“Yeah, shockingly, I got that part.” I rolled my eyes. “Real question is, why the hell were you here tonight? Why did you save me? How did you even know to save me? And… who was that guy?”

God, the questions were just flying out.

He sighed. “I saved you because saving you is my one and only objective. It has been for several years now.”

I scoffed. “Your… objective?”

“Yes, I’ve been tasked with protecting you. It’s the most important task I’ve taken on in my short life. For years, I have been watching you. I’ve been nearby, ready to spring into action if ever necessary.”

My eyes widened. “For years? You’ve just been… stalking me?”

“I wouldn’t use those words, but yes. I have had to keep a close eye on you to keep you safe.”

“But… I’ve never seen you before today,” I told him in disbelief.

“I am good at what I do. It would have only made my job harder if you knew you were being watched. So I never presented myself to you. I was purposefully under the radar.”

“If you’re purposefully under the radar, why did I see you today? And when you say tasked with this… by who? Who wants to protect me? And why?” I was starting to lose my grip on reality. Nothing he was saying was making sense. I was still quietly hoping that I’d wake up from this weird dream any moment now.

“I showed myself to you today on purpose as well. Today, I needed you to know who I was. I needed you to trust me. It had been long prophesized that today there would be an attack on your life, and it was my job to prevent that. I wasn’t sure you’d trust a complete stranger; the fact that I was recognizable helped to keep you protected.”

This was so much information.

“But… what the hell do you mean? Prophesized by who? And that still doesn’t explain who sent you to protect me and who wants me dead!”

He thought about this. “Okay, there is a lot to explain and I am not being very thorough, so let me try to say this in a more complete way. Annabelle, you are a very important woman. The fate of your life determines the fate of Elderan. There is no one person that has tasked me with keeping you safe. I guess you could say… it is destiny that has tasked me with it. We have used all the magic that we can attain to see both the past and what little we can of the future. Elderan is falling to pieces and if we’re not careful, it will end up in ruins forever. That is why I am protecting you. That is why you are here.”

About Book 1:

Title: THE FORGOTTEN ROYAL: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle’s Harem Book 1)
Author: Anna Hill
Pub. Date: August 11, 2018
Publisher: Anna Hill
Formats: eBook
Pages: 237
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon

Annabelle has always been happy with her quiet, normal life. Like most people in Elderan, extreme poverty is all Annabelle has ever known. After humans seized power from the witches 100 years ago, Elderan collapsed along with the witches’ reign — but Annabelle has everything she needs in her boyfriend and parents.

Until one day she doesn’t.

When Annabelle’s parents are mysteriously murdered, she finds herself barely able to keep it together — and it only gets worse when a wolf shifter named Angelo arrives and explains to her that she’s not nearly as normal as she once thought.

Annabelle is a witch, the last of her kind, and it’s her destiny to help return Elderan to its former glory. But how can she focus on saving her entire country when she’s coming apart at the seams? How can she trust Angelo and his pack mates, Lio and Rhyion?

…and how can she keep herself from falling in love with them?

The Forsaken Royal Excerpt:

“You’ll never know how grateful I am for what you did,” I told Angelo. “I know you’re fated to me, and I know you feel like it’s your duty… I understand it’s your responsibility in your mind, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an incredible thing to do. You would give your life for me… That’s not a small thing.”

“You know… you’re right. I do feel it’s my responsibility. And as such, I would do it no matter what. Even if I didn’t want to, but… I do want to. Of my own volition. It has nothing to do with fate or responsibility.”

“How do you mean?”

“For me… I want to save you not just because I’m your fated protector. I wanted to save you because I couldn’t stand the thought of harm coming to you. Do you remember when we spoke about your love for Lio romantically, and I said I didn’t care about you loving me romantically?”

“Yes…” I answered quietly, my heart thumping because I could see where this was going.

“Well, I was being truthful then. I didn’t think it mattered to me. But after you were kidnapped… Something came over me. I realized I do love you… so much. You are the only woman that I see, the only one I think about, the only one I could ever imagine being with.” He put one hand on the back of my head, his fingers digging into my hair. “I know that you love Lio, and that still doesn’t bother me. Your love for him does not take anything from my love for you. But I needed you to know that. As I laid there, nearly dying, the only thing that I could think about was that I was going to die before I could tell you how I felt. So I needed you to hear it, before anything else happens to me.”

REVIEW: So good! I don’t often binge-read a series, but this is one of those that I had to know what happened next! I loved reading this one, which was a pleasant surprise since I normally don’t care for Paranormal Romances (PNR) and find them boring and lacking in emotion…not this one! I loved the characters and couldn’t get enough of them! Each had s strong and unique personality and characteristics that made them interesting.

1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International. Ends on September 26th at Midnight EST!

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/17/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

9/17/2018- Jaime’s World– Spotlight

9/18/2018- BookHounds– Interview

9/18/2018- Writer of Wrongs Excerpt

9/19/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review

9/19/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Excerpt

9/20/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

9/20/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

9/21/2018- Ace Reads– Excerpt

Week Two:

9/24/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

9/24/2018- Bookish bibliophile– Review

9/25/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

9/26/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

9/26/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

9/27/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Spotlight

9/27/2018- Angel’s Guilty Pleasures– Interview

9/28/2018- The Reading Life– Review

9/28/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

About Anna:

Anna Hill spends most of her time writing at home where she lives with her boyfriend and cat. She finds immense joy in spinning together dramatic tales of paranormal love. Her stories are full of mystery, action, romance, and strong female characters as well as the men who love them.”

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TTT: TBRs From My Favorite Authors

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Hello again. I’m finally getting around to doing another one of these. This is one that I’ve thought a lot about lately as I work on catching up on my TBR pile.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we’re talking about Books From Our Favorite Authors We Haven’t Read Yet. This topic is hard since I’ve read so many amazing books by so many amazing people, how can I possible pick 10? (So I’m listing my most anticipated reads) Here we go, books by my favorite authors that I haven’t read:

10. The Kingdom Saga Megan Linski

I first found Megan Linski in 2016 when I signed up for a blog tour promoting her The Rhodi Saga Trilogy. The series came at a  time when I really needed it, and I have since gotten to know Megan and helped her get the word out about her other books. That said, I’ve gotten behind, and haven’t had the chance to read her Middle Eastern inspired The Kingdom Saga yet! O.O (I do own it, and the Creatures of the Land series, and plan to read both soon!)

9. Tides Alex Lidell

I’ve seen Alex Lidell’s name around quite a lot lately! And no wonder, with not one but two highly rated series, and now that I’ve picked up a few of her books, I can’t get enough! While I wait for more of her RH NA Romance series to come out, I’m hoping to read her Tides series.

8. River India Adams

I loved India Adam’s Rain (A Stranger in the Wood #1), but it’s taken me a bit of time to get around to the second book since the first was a slow read. That said, it recently won an award, and I’m hoping to get it read soon!

7. The Language of Thorns Leigh Bardugo

I loved Shadow and Bone, but for some reason decided to wait a bit for the rest of the series…Now I’m thinking about a reread, and hoping to have them all read by next year.

6. Holly Black

OK, I’ll admit, her The Wicked King is definitely my most desired title right now, but I also have quite a few of her older books that I’ve yet to read.

5. Our Dark Duet V E Schwab

I read Monsters of Verity, and expected to pick up the second book as soon as it hit shelves. While I do own a copy, I’ve still yet to read it. That said, it’s still pretty high on my TBR.

4. Hunting Prince Dracula Kerri Maniscalco

I know, I know, I’m behind (what’s new?). I grabbed a copy of this, and more recently #3 of this series, but still haven’t read them yet.

3. Erin hunter

(Hide) I started reading the Warrior series years ago as a child, and even caught up with the latest book at the time…and I have yet to read more. In my defence, I thought the series was finished at the time, and only recently realized that there are more books, plus their other 3 series (Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands). I have plenty of reading ahead of me!

2. Riordan

Another author I loved growing up. I read his Percy Jackson series, and a few of this other books including the first in the Kane Chronicles and his 39 Clues work. Still, I have quite a few to go!

1. Tower of Dawn Sarah Maas

With the final book in this series coming up, I should probably be getting ready! I also haven’t read the novella for her other series ACOFAS, but from what I’ve heard…there’s really no rush for that one. (Also, while I love her characters, Maas isn’t really one of my favorite authors….I always end up having mixed feelings about her work, and am always hesitant to recommend her books. That said, I do keep reading her books for the sake of her characters.)

New Release: Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story

Read the American West Series on Amazon and available in Kindle Unlimited

Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story (American West Series Book 3)

After the tragic years of the Civil War, Rachel Stewart and her brother Isaac decide to leave Missouri for new opportunities. Their family farm is gone and both agree a new life in the trading town of Santa Fe is what they need.
Only, when a Union officer comes into her work for a quick alteration of his Sunday clothes, she wants to learn more about him.

Captain Patrick Sinclair is leaving with his soldiers for Fort Dodge, Kansas. But when he meets Rachel, he is smitten. He tries to imagine ways to come back to Missouri and see her as he leads the men on to their new assignment.

Releases September 25 on Amazon. Preorder now!

 

 

 

 

Last Train Home: An American West Story

(American West Series Book 1)

Rider’s Desire: An American West Story

(American West Series Book 2)

 

My Monday

Wow, it’s late, but I’m finally able to sit-down and write a bit. (For some reason I’ve felt like it’s Tuesday all day…) Anyway, I’m making this short. We’ve had an interesting week, but not much is happening, and yet we’ve gotten quite a bit done. Thursday my parents will be away for a while at an important meeting, so I’ll be watching the kids. My step-dad also starts his week off Thursday, so that can be good or bad, depending on if he’s in a bad mood, or upset with me for some crazy reason.

So far things have been pretty good, other than yesterday, since my mom had a migraine and couldn’t drive anywhere. I’m really needing to work around the house, and I have some free time coming up, so I’m hoping to be productive…We shall see…

I’m still trying to find a way to support myself, and to help my grandma. She’s now saying she doesn’t want to move, which I understand, since it’s super hard on the whole family, but she lives in a two-bedroom and we are both on the lease, so I can’t move out without moving her. But I can’t live with her since I can’t get food stamps but without a car I’m not able to work enough to get food with out food stamps, but if I work at all we make too much in combined income…So it isn’t likely I will be able to move back in with her, and she is having a hard time making food and taking care of the house alone. So, I’m stuck in limbo, again until we get something figured out.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Fire Prophecy


Fire and Water don’t mix.

Sophia

I’m Sophia Henley, your typical college freshman. I never expected a lion to be stalking me, nor for fire to come shooting out of my hands to protect my sister. Next thing I know, a drop-dead gorgeous guy shows up on my doorstep to sweep me away to a magical school, where I’ll learn to control my element and bond with a powerful creature called a Familiar.

I don’t believe I’m the savior of an ancient tribe, or the missing piece of a prophecy that’s more myth than reality. Worst of all, I’m forced enter the Elemental Cup, where I’ll either earn my place in this society… or die trying.

Liam

The night I met Sophia, I didn’t think we’d form an undeniable connection. But I’m from the Water tribe, and she’s fire. I’m forced to push her away even as I’m falling for her.

I lost everything, yet Sophia makes me whole again. Our world is fixed on keeping us apart, but we’re in this tournament together. We have to keep each other alive at any cost— or I’ll give my life for hers.

It’s pretty clear. If I continue to play with fire, I’m going to get burned.

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An astonishing start to a brand new series, The Fire Prophecy is the first book in the incredible and breathtaking Academy of Magical Creatures series. This New Adult college fantasy is packed full of laughter, romance, and extraordinary worlds. Fans of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games are going to LOVE this book!

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The Fire Prophecy (Academy of Magical Creatures Book One) will be releasing on January 8, 2019. Pre-order now for 99c! (Amazon link coming soon.)

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Join Orenda Academy, find your House, and choose your Familiar! Alicia and I will be having a contest called the Elemental Cup in December, where TONS of prizes will be given away, and lots of games will be played! Join the Facebook Group to begin the adventure!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday’s Spotlight: The Wingsnatchers

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The Wingsnatchers

(Carmer and Grit #1)

A stunning debut about a magician’s apprentice and a one-winged princess who must vanquish the mechanical monsters that stalk the streets and threaten the faerie kingdom.

Aspiring inventor and magician’s apprentice Felix Carmer III would rather be tinkering with his latest experiments than sawing girls in half on stage, but with Antoine the Amazifier’s show a tomato’s throw away from going under, Carmer is determined to win the cash prize in the biggest magic competition in Skemantis. When fate throws Carmer across the path of fiery, flightless faerie princess Grit (do not call her Grettifrida), they strike a deal. If Carmer will help Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances, she’ll use her very real magic to give his mechanical illusions a much-needed boost against the competition. But Carmer and Grit soon discover they’re not the only duo trying to pair magic with machine – and the combination can be deadly.

In this story perfect for readers of the Lockwood & Co and Wildwood series, Sarah Jean Horwitz takes readers on a thrilling journey through a magical wooded fairyland and steampunk streets where terrifying automata cats lurk in the shadows and a mad scientist’s newest mechanical invention might be more menace than miracle.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Release: Eternal Night (Aeternae Noctis #1)

For a thousand years, humans cowered beneath the rule of the Night Terrors, but Jaden’s five-year-old sister is prophesied to stop them…if they don’t get to her first.

To protect her, Jaden leads a rebellion against the Night Terrors, but when he is captured in battle and dragged before the demonic queen Ashra, he realizes that he has seen her face before…every night in his dreams.

Ashra is fighting her own battle for survival against enemies without and treachery within. But when Jaden stumbles upon Ashra’s darkest secret and uncovers the truth about the city of eternal night, he realizes that nothing may be what it seems…including himself.

“…A stunningly original take on post-apocalyptic science fiction and fantasy!”
ONE CLICK to enjoy this award-winning series today!
$0.99 special in release week!

Reader Reviews of Eternal Night:

“… an intriguing tale that combines forbidden romance between mortal and immortal, high technology, and well-written action sequences.” — K.Springs

“A fantastic plot; it is rather unique considering that it took a totally new approach on vampires, some romance thrown within and a very nicely done mystery!” — Ramona P.

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Note: My publisher is re-releasing the Aeternae Noctis series with all new covers, but if you have a copy of the first edition, the story is unchanged!

Friday, September 21, 2018

#Free: Holly in Hiding by P.Creeden FREE September 19 – 21

Bethany has been acting as parental guardian for her younger sister ever since the death of their parents in a car accident. She tries hard to make Christmas a special as she can for her sister. But when her sister meets a man online who wants to meet her over the holiday, Bethany puts her foot down. Her sister shows her rebellious side and disappears. Now former police detective from Boulder is looking for the couple and suspects that the Christmas Killer from Boulder might have set his sights on their small town.

Free September 19 – 21 on Amazon

THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series:

• IN THE NICK OF TIME by Susette Williams

• GABRIEL’S SECRET by Alexa Verde

• GUARDING CANDY KANE by V.B. Tenery

• MURDER: UP ON THE ROOFTOP by Tina Dee

• JOY IN JEOPARDY by Lynette Sowell

• HOLLY IN HIDING by P. Creeden

• STARR WITNESS by Susette Williams

• NOELLE ON THE RUN by Alexa Verde

• GOLDEN BELLES ARE WRINGING by Gina Conroy

• DEATH BY FIGGY PUDDING by Tina Dee

• DANGER FOR GLORIA by Lynette Sowell

• MERRY WITHOUT MALICE by P. Creeden

#Giveaway: Dragon Keepers Series – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

Dragon Keepers Series – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!

Dragon Keepers is the first novel in the high fantasy debut series by C Patt.
Dragons have long been hunting for knowledge. In addition to coveting vast wealth they also watch over the best minds civilization has to offer. People from far and wide make the treacherous journey to view and add to the libraries of the Royal Court of Atlantis.

Born dragons Celestra Rose and her sister Attatraxia both hold enough music to shift into human form. Both are being trained to one day day take over their mothers place in the Royal Court as Dragon Keepers.
In other lands dragons are hunted to near extinction, or haunted and chained as slaves, putting their species at war with mankind. On their island, they have groomed over time the humans to believe that they can be trained, but only by the most talented of magicians. The Dragon Keepers ensure the safely and well being of the island, protecting it from all who seek to conquer it.

Follow the sister’s on their journey as they learn the complexities of diplomacy and courtship. Only one may remain as Keeper, and the rivalry between the two dragons would be challenged enough for Celestra Rose, only to find that their are humans who wish for her downfall as well.

Enter to win…..

Prize 1 (one winner) is the kindle
Prize 2 (3 winners) is paperback copy
Prize 3 (10 winners) is e-copy
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blog Tour: Small Spaces

New Release: The Competition

I am so excited that THE COMPETITION by Cecily Wolfe  is available now and that I get to share the
news!
If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Cecily Wolfe, be sure to check out
all the details below.
This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book with a notebook and pen International,
courtesy of Cecily and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win,
enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: THE COMPETITION
Author: Cecily Wolfe
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Dangerous Hope Productions
Formats: eBook, paperback
Pages: 306
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD
For Mary Sofia, The
Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college
education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above
their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from
within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his
determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own
dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and
writing fit his introverted personality perfectly, but meeting a smart and
beautiful girl at The Penultimate makes stepping outside of his comfort zone
easy. All four will compete against each other along with 96 other high school
juniors for the chance of a lifetime: a full scholarship to a prestigious
private college. Some students will do anything to win, but others may pay the
price.
The second YA title from
award-winning, best selling author Cecily Wolfe tells the story of four teens
with friendships in the making and futures in the balance – but who will win
The Penultimate?
Book Trailer:
About Cecily:

 

Cecily Wolfe is an author and librarian with earned degrees in English
and library science. Her appetite for reading multiple genres has led her to
write in the same, and her stories, always character driven and focused on
emotional experiences, depict realistic relationships and behavior.
 
 
Giveaway Details:
1 Winner will receive a signed copy of THE COMPETITION & a notebook
and pen, International.

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New Release: Charged

I am so excited that CHARGED by Gillian Zane is available
now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Gillian Zane, be sure to check out
all the details below.

This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Gillian
and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About the Book:

Title: CHARGED An Otherworldly Reverse Harem

Author: Gillian Zane

Pub. Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Parajunkee Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 480

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

Read For FREE With Kindle
Unlimited!

Bobbie Flemming was having
one of those terrible, no good kind of days.

Her boss yelled at her
because of something a co-worker did, her sometimes boyfriend was getting
engaged to another woman, and she wore two different shoes to work. To make
matters worse, she agreed to be in a charitable “most eligible” auction for her
friend Chuck, who won’t speak to her if she doesn’t show up.

Bobbie doesn’t feel most eligible, and she definitely doesn’t feel like going
on a date with someone so desperate they have to win her in an auction. But
when two of the hottest men on the planet, who happen to be twins, show up and
outbid everyone, Bobbie thinks she’s won the lottery. Until the one in charge
opens his mouth and she realizes he’s bat sh*t crazy.

Now, Bobbie’s being whisked off, without her consent, to the middle of Central
Park — and what is that — a spaceship?

This was how Bobbie finds
herself stranded on an alien planet, with not two, but four incarnations of the
same man. (They do that on their planet, it’s like their thing.) And all four
of these hot alien males think Bobbie is their fated charge mate. All Bobbie
knows is she didn’t sign up for this. Sure, the sex might be awesome, and the
guys might be super-hot, but what does it take to get back to Earth where
everything is normal, and there aren’t Emperors who want to kill her?

Book Trailer:

About Gillian:

Gillian Zane is an Amazon bestselling author that specializes in dark
genre fiction for adults. Gillian defines herself by the city she was raised
in, New Orleans. She’s tried moving away a few times but always comes back. At
the age of ten, she decided she would be a writer and has been determined ever
since. Between that decision and when she actually finished a book that she
believed was good enough to publish, she’s served in the military, worked as a
bartender, became a cog in the corporate marketing wheel as a person “that
makes things pretty” and has since been laid off too many times to count.
She currently writes full-time, but still, continues to “make things
pretty” by designing book covers and websites for her fellow authors and
bloggers. Gillian lives in New Orleans with her husband, her daughter, and a
fat cat named Sushi. A prepper at heart, she also recently added chickens to
the mix in her efforts to progress toward self-sufficiency.

You can find Gillian Zane on twitter & Instagram as @GillianZane.

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and sneak peeks: http://eepurl.com/bmCzWf
 

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Author Page
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Giveaway Details:

1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

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New Release: Apollo is Mine

I am so excited that APOLLO IS MINE by Mila Young is
available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet
heard about this wonderful book by Author Mila Young, be sure to check out all
the details below.
This blitz also
includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International, courtesy of Mila
and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the
Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: APOLLO IS MINE (Harem of The Gods Book 1)
Author: Mila Young
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Mila Young
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon
I’m a warrior. Cursed to fight monsters. Sworn to act
as Zeus’ sword to protect mankind.
But I’d give it all up for one
last kiss with the god who stole my heart…Apollo.
I never wanted to carry my
family’s legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and I’ll keep the promise I
made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of
Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst. 
I’ve trained with Heracles.
Been blessed with super
human powers.
What I’ve never done is
fallen in love—until Apollo crossed my path. But he isn’t the only god to catch
my attention. Hades is here too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves
behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to
destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth…
Darkness cannot win…or the
Earth will tumble into chaos and I’ll lose the god I’ve come to love…Apollo is
mine.

 

Apollo is Mine is book 1 in the Harem of the Gods reverse harem series.

 

Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their
female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.

 

 

 

 

 
About Mila:

 

Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and
bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters,
real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow.
By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she
battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever
after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior,
walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring
every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.
Giveaway Details:
1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

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