Thursday, November 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW Blitz ~~ In My Dreams by Cameo Renae

Title: In My Dreams
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Steph’s Cover Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


The dreams were happening again.

It was something seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she’d outgrown. She didn’t want them anymore; detailed premonitions of how people would die.

One night, Lizzy’s worst nightmare occurs. She dreams of her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers his car was found in a river, along with his lifeless body.

Confusion settles deep within when Michael appears alive in her dreams. He warns her, attempting to keep her safe from the very person who murdered him.

Awake, Lizzy must pull on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but also her friends whose lives are in danger.

In My Dreams is a story of trust, friendship, courage, and true love that lives beyond the grave.

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars!

Oh, my broken tear ducts!  The crying I did reading this book!  I’m normally the type that will skip over books if I know they’ll make me cry, but this is NOT one I would skip.  In fact, this was the second time I read it.  I wanted to re-read it before I wrote the review, since it had been a while since I read it the first time.  And I cried even harder the second time around.  The second time around, I felt like I knew Michael and Lizzy more – like old friends – so their story made me cry even more.  But in the case of this book, it’s both a good cry and a sad cry at the same time.

If you’ve ever found your soul mate, or can imagine what it would feel like to find your soul mate, that’s the spot in your heart that this book hits.  Lizzy’s soul mate died, but he refused to leave her.  He wasn’t going to leave her until HE was ready.  Until he was sure she was safe, and he knew that he could convince her to continue to live her life, no matter how painful it would be without him.

It certainly helped Michael’s need to take care of her before he moved on when they both realized she had such a special gift (that she thought up to this point was a curse) to know when something was going to happen to someone, and to be able to at least communicate with those that had passed when she was dreaming.  In this way, she could still communicate with him and see him in her dreams.   It was both wonderful and heartbreaking when they met in her dreams, because he did so much to try to make her happy, to make sure she knew how much he loved her and would always love her and be with her, even though she couldn’t see him.

Since Michael’s death wasn’t what it seemed, Lizzy was determined to find the truth, and find it in a way that the police would believe her instead of because her boyfriend that died told her in her dreams.  It was a great addition to the story, because although she was in potential danger, it was still something to focus on the help her move on, and Michael was at least partly there with her to help her.

This was such an incredibly beautiful story because even though Michael was gone, it was still a powerful love story.  We all strive to have a love like Lizzy and Michael’s – a forever love between two best friends.  Even though they were only 17, they found the kind of love that people spend their entire lives looking for.  And because of these two, this is a book I could probably read 5 more times.  It may have made me cry, but in a different way, it was a book that made you feel good too.  I would recommend this book a thousand times over.  A DEFINITE 5 star read!


Author Bio:

My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them.

In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013.

One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)

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Twitter: @CameoRenae

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

FREEBIE Book Blitz! ~~ Escapement by Ciara Knight

Title: Escapement (The Neumarian Chronicles)
Author: Ciara Knight
Genre: YA/NA Speculative Fiction
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.

Ciara Knight writes with a ‘Little Edge and a Lot of Heart’ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.

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The door swung open and four guards entered before Dred stormed in. “Malvak orders ya all to the platform now.”
My stomach flopped. “No. It hasn’t been an hour.”
“Malvak’s orders changed.”
“You said they’d be spared,” Ryder argued.
“They be ordered to watch.”
Dred’s words stung like a laser through my heart. “No, please. You can’t. It’s too soon.”
Ryder still clutched one arm and wouldn’t let me go. “Semara, listen to me.”
“No, I won’t. This isn’t going to happen. I’ll tell Malvak who I am and order your release.”
“Not wise.” Dred shoved the key into Ryder’s cell door.
I had to do something, anything to stop this.
“We need you, Semara. You’re the only one left in this war-torn world who can protect Raeth. Please, I promised my folks before they were murdered I’d take care of her. Once I’m gone—”
“Don’t say that.” Tears stung my eyes and I wanted to pull him against me and disappear.
Ryder reached through the bars and held the back of my head so our foreheads touched. “Once I’m gone, you are her only family.”
“Enough, it’s time,” Dred ordered.
The guards rushed into the cell, bound Ryder’s wrists, and dragged him from the cell. One guard grabbed Raeth by the arm and did the same to me. Dred stood at the outside of my cell, door open, waiting for me to exit.
“I did all I could,” Dred said with a heavy, deep tone. He bound my wrists and stepped back. “Sorry, Malvak ordered—”
“You could do more. Trust me, you’ll regret this later. You’ll go to sleep each night with Ryder’s face haunting your dreams. I’m still tortured by making a wrong choice when I was only twelve.”
I shoved past him and went out to the center of town. Acid rose in my throat at the sight of the noose hanging from a wood beam. It had to be wood. If it had been metal, I could’ve melted it and bought some more time.
Maybe I could try Ryder’s plan and incapacitate Dred before he stopped me, then get his gun and take a few down. If we could find cover and some metal we’d have a chance.
I watched Dred out of the corner of my eye as we approached the platform.
“Don’t try it, pretty face. I’ve trained for years to be a faster draw with me powers. Ya don’t stand a chance. All you’ll accomplish is ya own death.”
I lifted my chin, determined to fight. “I can’t stand by and watch him die.”
“Ya don’t have a choice. None of us do,” Dred insisted.
“You do. Let me use my powers and the three of us escape. Otherwise, you’ll have innocent blood on your hands.” I pleaded.
Wind whipped through the village. Creaks echoed from the skywalks. Water swished through the steel waterways above. Cannons and barbed wire lined an exterior wall. It was a fortress.
Mother had been right to fear them. Even if I freed Ryder, how could we get out? I suspected the walls were electrified. Maybe I could short out the wires, but I’d need Raeth’s help to demolish the wall.
Even if we managed to break through the wall, then what? We’d have to get a ship and figure out where we were.
There had to be a way to save him. I had to be missing something.
A horn sounded and people came out of homes and buildings, flooding the street to watch Ryder’s execution. Didn’t they see they were no better than the council?
I wrung my hands and pulled at my rope bindings that rubbed my skin raw.
The smell of animals and desert sand carried on the wind.
A tall man appeared on one of the skywalks with a fluffy cape of animal fur lining his huge frame. I couldn’t make out his features, but he definitely had a tattoo running across his forehead. A reflection of sunlight off his face indicated some piercings.
“This here Neumarian is charged with bringing the council’s wrath to our land. Do we wish to sacrifice our way of life and be enslaved to the council?”
“No,” the crowd yelled back as if in a trance.
“Terminate the prisoner and send his body as a gift to the queen.”
“No!” I cried out and ran for the platform. “You’re wrong. We only wish to go in peace. The queen doesn’t know we’re here. We brought a gift!”
I ran up the steps, but a guard snagged my hair, knocking me down so hard the wood cracked against my shoulder. A pain shot down my arm. Ryder shouldered the man and raced to my side. “Semara, please, don’t do this.”
“I can’t watch you die,” I managed through sobs.
The guards tore us apart and placed Ryder on top of a box.
I fought with all my strength and drew heat from my core to my hands, but the mind splitting pain made me collapse. I lay on the floor of the platform forced to watch the noose being secured around his neck.
“Proceed with the execution.”
The guard kicked the box out from under Ryder and the rope snapped tight around his throat.

Friday, November 20, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Scarlett Legacy ~~ The Woodland Creek Series

The Scarlett Legacy (Woodland Creek)

Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.

Wizards. Shifters. Murderers.
Welcome to Woodland Creek where one family of wizards gives new meaning to organized crime.

Evie Scarlett wanted two things: marry Parker Drake and leave Woodland Creek.
But when Hugh Prince, a dangerous crime boss, is mysteriously murdered while awaiting trial for her father's murder, all eyes turn to the Scarlett family.

The arrival of Hugh's youngest son, Avalon brings a century-old feud to a dangerous climax. This vengeful wizard gives Evie's older brother a choice: die or give Evie to him.

When Evie's plans for escape are broken by familial duty, she must find a way to protect those she loves and win back her freedom. What she finds is an ancient power that she never knew she had.

A power that might change everything she thought she knew about her family.

My Review:
5 out of 5 stars!

Just when I thought Woodland Creek couldn’t get any more interesting, K.N. Lee proves me wrong!  I absolutely loved this story.  It has everything in it you would look for in a town full of mystery, shifters and wizards.  It definitely had mystery, romance, battling families, and several surprise twists and turns that kept me guessing.   From beginning to end, I never put the book down until I was done (even though it was somewhere around 3 a.m.)!

The Scarlett family was a family that I both would love to hang out with, and want to stay as far away from as possible.  Even to the end, knowing the bad things they had done, I still couldn’t decide if they were “bad guys”, or just doing what was necessary.  And every time I was sure which family would win the battle, I would change my mind again. Not until the last page of the last chapter was I able to find out who the final victor would be – and who would be a part of the final battle.

Avalon was just as tricky…was he a bad guy, or was he a sweet, super hot, but broken hearted man that was just going about things all wrong? 

And then there’s Evie…although she is a part of the Scarlett family, she’s never been a part of their wrong-doings, and didn’t even have any knowledge about what her family was, or how much her family had done.  She thought she had an idea, but not until she was thrown into it, and even learned a huge secret about herself, did she finally understand the depth of her family’s mystery.  Trying to be a “normal” woman with a human boyfriend suddenly became unbearably impossible.

It was so impressive that this was only a novella, because there were so many things that happened in this book that kept you guessing, and kept surprising you.  It felt like a full-length novel, but didn’t feel rushed at all.  I highly recommend reading this book – even a few times.  It was just that good!


About the Author

K.N. Lee is an award-winning author that resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rock-star, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.

Her works include, Rise of the Flame, The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld, Dark Prophet, A Gifted Curse, Wicked Webs, Empty Your Heart, Pixie Dust, and the paranormal collection of short stories, Thicker Than Blood.

Author, K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Mina's Revenge ~~ The Woodland Creek Series

Mina's Revenge (Woodland Creek)
by J.M. Witt 
Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.

Mina Spitz, a lifetime resident of Woodland Creek, has been alone longer than she cares to remember. Her powers are changing and they’re more than the bloodline inheritance from her mother. She has a feeling that the identity of her father has something to do with it.

Rollo Frost is new to town. He’s tall, dark, dangerous, and everyone knows it. Relocating his pack to Woodland Creek, he’s determined to put the secrets that haunt him to rest. The problem is he doesn’t know the truth behind those secrets and may never know. 

Rollo becomes enthralled with Mina, wanting to know her secret, and his pack isn’t happy about it. 

Mina has the power to destroy everything Rollo’s built, she just doesn’t know it…yet.

When life-altering secrets are exposed, their worlds collide in a way they never expected. 

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

There is no question Woodland Creek is a mysterious town, but the humans there have no idea.  Thinking it's just you're average town, they have no idea they live among more shifters than there likely are humans, and even a few witches and wizards.  But even the shifters and wizards in the town had no idea what dark secret that would change them all would surface the day Mina's uncle died, and it wasn't only her world that changed.  Especially when Rollo came to town.

Rollo and Mina were meant to be enemies. It was simple...he was supposed to eliminate her. He didn't know why, but he always followed what he was told was needed for the pack.  However, even as a reader, we knew that the second he met the woman he was meant to eliminate, his mind would change quickly, and it did.

I really like how this author made it believable that the moment Rollo came to town, he would immediately start questioning what he was sent there to do, and notice that there are things that don't add up.  Also that he knew who Mina was right away.  It's a bit of a pet peeve of mine in many books, where the author draws these things out, and you feel like screaming, "It's so obvious! All the clues are right there!"  We don't have to go through that in this book, and it's a great relief.  We were able to get right into the heart of the mystery of the story, and it was a great mystery, that I really enjoyed.

If you're wondering if this book is sexy, and filled with romance, you certainly wont be disappointed there either.  And although there was a lot of it, it wasn't overdone.  It fit the story, wasn't awkward, and was definitely steamy!

And just when you thought the story was over, the author threw one more quick surprise in at the end.  Throughout the story surprises would happen, where things didn't happend the way you would expect, and those are always the best kinds of mysteries.  This town is full of its mysteries, and this was definitely one of the good ones!

Monday, November 16, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Woodland Creek Tour ~~ Broken Wings by Mindy Larson

Broken Wings (Woodland Creek)
by Mindy Larson
Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.

 Meet sexy bad-boy biker, Plymouth Crane. Owner of Crane Motorcycle and Repair by day. Pegasus shifter by night.

The super-sexy, beast of a man only has eyes for Paloma Foster. Coffee shop owner, and unknowingly, half-breed Pegasus shifter. Unfortunately, she’s also his ex. Every day his heart and his body push him to question his resolution to break up with her, to allow her to be “normal.” Especially when she finds another man.

Caught in a love triangle between two sexy men with too many secrets, Paloma remains ignorant of the shifter population of her hometown, Woodland Creek, Indiana, as well as to her own heritage. She begins her day with coffee and ends it with wine, all the while hoping to discover the truth of where her heart belongs.

Big plans are in store for the shifters of Woodland Creek, especially the only half-breed left in existence, Paloma Foster.

Love, secrets and lies make for a thrilling ride in Broken Wings.

My Review:

4 out of 5 stars

This was the first book I read in the Woodland Creek series, and it took no time and all for me to want to know more about this incredible town and the shifters that live in it. Pegasus shifters?? Definitely a first for me, and I loved it!

From the beginning, my heart broke for Plymouth and Paloma, because as a reader, I could feel their longing, and the fact that they were meant to be together, but neither realized at the time just how magical their connection actually was.  Instead, Plymouth tried to let her live a normal human life, keeping his shifter secret from her for her own good, while watching her date another guy that everyone involved (including us readers) knew was a guy that was in no way meant for her.  We just didn't know HOW not meant for her he was.  There were several twists and turns throughout the story that kept me on my toes, kept me reading, and read it in one sitting!

Woodland Creek is a unique town, with many unique secrets.  It seems like the biggest secret is the amount of shifters that live among the humans, who have no idea, but there's so much more.  In this story we find there are also some dark secrets...some big ones...that even the shifters don't know about.  This story was part paranormal romance and part mystery, and the mystery definitely kept my interest piqued to the very end.

Throughout the story, there was no question there was an undeniable attraction that would never stop pulling at Plymouth and Paloma.  However, there were times where I felt parts of where their attraction was mentioned were a bit distracting from what was going on at that moment -- a conversation, for example, where the author added in mention of one of them feeling a sexual desire right at that moment, where at that moment it felt like more of a forced mention, than a necessary mention.  However, any sex scenes themselves were very well written, in no way awkward, and flowed very well.  And as many of us know even as readers, this is certainly not always an easy thing for a writer to do!

This was a very good story, mystery, and romance.  I loved the main characters, including Plymouth's sister. How the story ends is not only very surprising, but definitely leaves you to wonder what will happen in the future for all of the characters involved!

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About The Author:
Mindy Larson is an Amazon bestselling author and lives happily ever after in Southeast Idaho with the love of her life and five kids. Besides Broken Wings, A Woodland Creek novel, she's the author of Sweet Tooth a paranormal erotic short story part of the Just Desserts Collection, and the paranormal romance series The Pre-Earth series. Including: The Beginning of The End, This Morning I Woke Up Dead, Wake Up! We’re No Longer Dead and No One Gets Out Alive. Watch for In My Dreams an erotica contemporary spin-off of her Pre-Earth series. Coming soon.



Sunday, November 15, 2015


Solidify (Woodland Creek)
Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.
5 out of 5 stars!

This is a standalone paranormal shifter romance.

Being a hero is overrated.

Malachi Arend is a brazen loner who wants nothing more than to get the hell out of the small town of Woodland Creek. As he’s leaving, he stumbles across a nurse named Phoebe Reynolds, a newly minted Caladrius shifter who takes the shape of a snow-white bird. She ignites something unexpected inside him, thwarting his attempt to leave.

When a vengeful spirit begins attacking the townspeople, Malachi and Phoebe are drawn into the fray. Phoebe’s transformation could be tied to the attacks, but whoever is responsible might also be seeking to finish what they started, and all of Woodland Creek may pay the price.

Malachi never wanted to be a hero, but it seems he doesn't have a choice.

My Review:
Well…I can start by saying Alexia Purdy does it again!!  I absolutely adored this book, and the characters she created – even the bad ones.  The most stand out part of this book to me is that it wasn’t just your average shifter book.  The TYPES of shifters were incredibly creative, and the way some of the stories crossed made it even better.

This book was paranormal, it was sweetly romantic – just enough, not over the top – and a pull-you-in mystery.  I devoured it. I loved it.  I hated that it was a short story, only because I wanted to spend more time with the characters.  But at the same time, it was a perfect length to tell the story.  It didn’t feel rushed like some can, and in half the length of a full novel, it FELT like a full novel.

Malachi…if someone was going to get close to hitting me with a truck, I’d be totally OK it was him.  He thinks he wants to be alone, until Phoebe rocks his world.  And in this new world she found herself in, she had the perfect tour guide.  They worked well together from the beginning, and I really loved both of their unique personalities.

I can’t recommend this book enough, even if you’re someone that doesn’t usually like shorter stories.  This one is worth it!  And if maybe there were another story written to see what happens with these characters, and this crazy cool town, there would be NO complaints from this reader!

NEW RELEASES ~~ Woodland Creek Series Blog Tour Week Starts Today!!

Happy Book Birthday to the Woodland Creek Series!

I'm fortunate enough to have been able to read some of these incredible books, so check back each day for a new review today through the 18th!  First up will be Alexia Purdy's Solidify TODAY!

Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.
One Epic Release Day.

The Woodland Creek Series is an innovative and collaborative collection of Shifter stories set in one town, each with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.

Sibilance by Aria Kane -- This sexy trickster won't let Sophia Samson slither out of his life so easily. Amazon | Goodreads

Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek by Calinda B -- All she can think about is his naked body in the woods last night...and how he murdered her best friend. Amazon | Goodreads

Running Free by K Webster -- Can Frankie prove her innocence with a sexy detective hot on her trail? Amazon | Goodreads

Broken Wings by Mindy Larson – Love, secrets and lies make for a thrilling ride in Broken Wings. Amazon | Goodreads

Mina’s Revenge by J.M. Witt -- Her powers are changing and they're more than the bloodline inheritance from her mother. Amazon

Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn -- Being stone-hard has never been this sexy and wicked before. Amazon | Goodreads

Zenko by J. Rose Alexander -- Blaze Riordan must find Melody Hastings before Halloween--and only a little red fox can help him do it. Amazon

The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee -- All Evie wanted was to escape her family's secret...and then Avalon walked into town. Amazon

The Beast Within by Rachel M. Raithby -- Passion ignites, and pasts collide, when the Beast comes out to play. Amazon | Goodreads

Sinful Instincts by J.D. Hollyfield -- She was his temptation, and he was her ultimate Sin. Amazon

Moonlit Feathers by Sarah Makela -- After faced with crippling loss, a heartbroken raven must find her wings again…. Amazon | Goodreads

Hounded by Tasha Black -- This dog is about to have his day... Amazon

Dearborn by Jenni Moen -- I craved normalcy, to fall in love with someone untouched by the magic of Woodland Creek, but not as much as I craved him. Amazon | Goodreads

The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a Demon by April Aasheim -- What's a good girl to do when she starts developing horns, and a hunger? Amazon

Blind Trust by Raci Ames -- When Pia goes blind she must learn to trust what her heart can see, even if it means falling in love with two different shifters. Amazon | Goodreads

Dragon's Web by Lia Davis -- One sexy dragon, two strong-willed females, a family scandal, murder, and a love that requires plenty of ice. Amazon | Goodreads

Wicked Jackal by Cherie Marks -- The freedom to choose her fate is all she wants, but can she resist the draw of one wicked jackal? Amazon | Goodreads

One Insatiable by Tia Louise -- One wounded panther, one restless lynx, one insatiable hunger. Amazon | Goodreads

Dream Catcher by M.C. Cerny -- Happenstance brought Kerri Harper to Woodland Creek, but will she stay for the wolf intent on mending her broken heart? Amazon

The Viking’s Curse by Xandra James -- He was supposed to keep me alive after I was marked for death, but hiring the meanest Viking shifter in town might just kill me. Amazon | Goodreads


There are three amazing prizes for this blog tour!

  • Always Loyal, a Michael Stokes photography book
  • Exhibition, a Michael Stokes photography book
  • $20 Giftcard to your choice of Amazon, B&N, or Starbucks

  • COVER REVEAL!! Chronicles of Light and Dark ~~ L.L. Hunter

    Title: The Chronicles of Light and Dark
    Series: The Legend of the Archangel book 5
    Genre: YA paranormal romance/ fantasy
    Release Date: November 30 2015
    Nephilim are going missing.
    Lakyn has been shot.
    The world is coming to an end and all clues seem to point to Lucifer’s army.
    With Lakyn out of commission, Dyston is forced to fight his battles for him. But there is a problem: he is injured too.
    As Scarlett and her friends attempt to find the missing Nephilim and figure out who would want Lakyn dead, a betrayal of the worst kind is about to shatter everyone involved.
    In the much anticipated fifth installment of the bestselling Legend of the Archangel series,
    Secrets will be unraveled. Sides will be chosen. Lines will be drawn.
    Who will choose darkness?
    And who will choose light?

    L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.”
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