Thursday, March 31, 2016

COVER REVEAL!! ~~ Hostile by Cameo Renae ~~ The Exciting Next Installment of the After Light Saga


Title: HOSTILE (The After Light Saga, #4)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb:
Wanted. It’s something I’ve had to get used to since being placed on the government’s Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me.

Little do they know, I’m battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine. Now, I’m too dangerous, and the lives of my loved ones depend on my separation from the group. I must leave and face the hostile world alone.

My name is Abigail Park. I will do whatever it takes to save the ones I love.

Tag Line: Sometimes all you need is hope . . . and Hellfire.




Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings).

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!

HAPPY READING!
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DOUBLE RELEASE!! ~~ Thirst AND Burn ~~ Both by L.L. Hunter


Title: Thirst
Series: The Dragon Heart Series book 4
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016
Formats: eBook and print


Blurb
Ash and Eva have been reunited.

Henry has found his brother.

Happily ever after. The end. Right?

Wrong.

They may be together, but all is not what it seems.

They soon discover everyone has their own goals. 

Some want freedom. Some want blood. And most want answers.

Who will lose their life in the thirst for power?

Alliances will be forged, battles will be fought, and lines will be drawn.

In the thrilling conclusion to the Dragon Heart series, will Eva and Ash finally have their happily ever after?

Crave Power. Crave Blood. Crave Freedom.


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Title: Burn
Series: Hidden Magic series book 1
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016.
Format: eBook and print (Included in Thirst paperback)


Blurb
Emmaline was once the most beautiful princess in all the lands.

She was also the most powerful. 

You see, she was from a long line of powerful Dragon Shifters, and the magic in her blood was pure and strong.

Everyone wanted it.

This is the story of the girl with the fire in her eyes -- the first and the last.

Eva’s ancestor, Emmaline, was once the most powerful being in existence. She was one to be feared. But when she fell in love with a vampire, she knew she had to make a decision: surrender her power or let it consume her. After all, her father warned her of Darcy. She only found out too late.

In the exciting new spin- off to the Dragon Heart series, discover why some loves are never meant to be.

When you play with fire, you are bound to burn.


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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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BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY! ~~ In Her Eyes by Wesley Banks









In Her Eyes


By Wesley Banks





Blurb:





When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida Track and Field team he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.



New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no longer bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.



Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt before. But more importantly, Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.



After a local journalist uncovers the secret of Ben's past their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give up...no matter what.








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Excerpt





Ben took a seat in one of the blue leather chairs across from his desk. To Ben’s right was a brunette lady sitting against the adjacent wall, wearing a black pantsuit with a white blouse, and clutching a leather bound notebook.

“You wanted to see me, Coach?” Ben said, ignoring the woman in the room for the moment.

Coach didn’t say anything at first, he just leaned back in his chair and folded his hands in his lap. He looked annoyed about something.

“Ben, this is Claire Stewart,” Coach said. He didn’t motion at the woman, or even look at her. He just stared straight ahead at Ben.

Ben looked over at Ms. Stewart. She looked middle aged, maybe late thirties. Her hair was pulled up in a ponytail with long bangs cropping her face, and a pair of glasses tucked into her blouse. Ben was unsure if he should cordially introduce himself or half pretend she wasn’t even in the room like Coach. The woman flashed a quick closed lip smile, and he chose to do the same.

“Miss Stewart here is a journalist for the local ABC affiliate.” Coach paused again, seemingly forcing his sentences out through gritted teeth. “She plans to run a story in the near future.”

Ben tried to remain expressionless as his hands clamped tightly around his legs, as if he were bracing for impact. It hadn’t been abnormal for reporters to request interviews, but Coach was making this particular one seem like a big deal.

“She is here out of the kindness of her cold, black heart to let us know in advance,” Coach seethed.

It would be an understatement to say Coach definitely did not like this woman, or the reason she was here.

The woman who had been sitting silently in the corner of the room began to speak: “Ben.” Her voice didn’t seem hurtful or mean. In fact it was soft and slow and poured out like a stream of cool water. “I want to tell your story.”

Ben looked over at the woman’s dark brown eyes but didn’t respond.

She continued. “I want to tell the story of the young man who returns to running to shatter several collegiate records, after overcoming the tragic loss of his daughter and wife…”

The woman kept on talking about something, possibly even asking Ben questions. Ben still stared in the woman’s direction, but he didn’t see her. He didn’t hear her. All he heard was Grace’s voice. All he saw was her aquamarine eyes.



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Wesley Banks was born in 1983 and grew up on the west coast of Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.  After spending over 7 years building movable bridges from Florida to Washington he decided to focus on his true passion: writing.

Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.












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Friday, March 18, 2016

BOOK REVIEW BLITZ and GIVEAWAY! ~~ Trouble In Mind by Donna S. Frelick


Title: Trouble in Mind (Book #2, The Interstellar Rescue series)
Author: Donna S. Frelick
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Publisher: Ink’d Press
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR 




Blurb:
She couldn’t get him out of her mind—
and that’s when the trouble started. 

FBI Special Agent Alana Matheson is good at her job, despite a past that would make even a seasoned agent cringe. She has no time for the outside help the victim’s family has brought in on a kidnapping case, no matter how good-looking he is. 


But galactic tracker Gabriel Cruz is no ordinary private investigator, and the skills he brings to the job will save both their lives. Because Lana and Gabriel are not the only ones seeking an unusual little boy and his mother. Their rivals in the chase are not of this world, and only an alliance built on the bonds of love can ensure that Lana and Gabriel beat the alien hunters to their prey. 

Praise for The Interstellar Rescue series:
“Part political thriller, part sci-fi, part romance, Unchained Memory is an exciting read full of unexpected twists and turns highlighted by Donna Frelick's excellent prose."                         
 - Linnea Sinclair, author, The Dock Five Series
 5 out of 5 stars!

First of all, I have to say how incredibly impressed I was from page 1 of this book, because I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, BUT, at the time I accepted it, I had no idea it was the second book in a series.  Due to time constraints, and not wanting to let the author down, I decided to see if it was a book I could read without reading the first in the series, and maybe piecing together what had happened previously.  As it turned out, I did not need the first book at ALL.  In fact, I had to work really hard at guessing what may have happened in the first book.  Even without reading the first one, this was truly the easiest book to jump right into.  And as you read the rest of my review, you’ll see even more just how impressive that is.

This book – in every possible good way – was complicated.  There wasn’t a single storyline; there wasn’t even a single storyline with tiny little side story lines added into it.  This was a book PACKED with several very important storylines that literally crossed all of outer space.  Of course, there was a ‘main’ storyline for this particular book, based here on Earth, with your everyday human FBI agent searching for a woman and her child that were kidnapped by other humans, but she had NO idea what she had really gotten herself into.  This was not a normal woman, and especially not a normal child.  And the person that she thought was a human PI, forcing himself into her investigation…she had no idea how much he would turn her world (and other worlds, ships, intergalactic politics, etc.) completely upside down.

Lana quickly learns her biggest problem isn’t the ‘men in black’ that did the kidnapping.  There are others MUCH more dangerous that are looking for the kidnapped victims as well.  And the man she can’t seem to avoid (or want to avoid) is more involved, and knows much more than she could even imagine.

Oh…did you think that was all?  No, no, no!  Those on Earth (and those currently hunting on Earth) aren’t the only story at all.  Turns out, Earth isn’t the only place with politics, political espionage, and all the norms that tend to go with politics on any planet.  There’s SO much of that going on too.  And all of it – both on Earth and other planets – gets a bunch more complicated when it’s not just how people can read your emotions on your face or through your body movements.  If you’re not careful, your own mind can very easily give up your deepest secrets, no matter how hard you try to hide them.

I absolutely cannot say enough about how impressed I am with this book (except for maybe the excessive, excited rant I just gave my poor husband)…the MASSIVE amount of details, several different things happening at once, the amount of things created solely by the imagination of one author (ships, weapons, planets, languages – the list goes on), and to top it all off, how EASY it is to follow all of this information.  And let me repeat – WITHOUT even reading the first book, where I’m assuming much of these details were initially created.  I felt like I was reading so many of my favorite sci-fi books, watching my fave sci-fi movies, and reading some of my favorite mystery novels all at the same time.   And for the author to put this much into one book without confusing anything, or my NEVER once saying “that couldn’t have happened” – impressive!

Did I say ‘impressive’ enough in this review? Because clearly I’m impressed! And obviously, I’m going back and reading book 1 ASAP, because I can’t wait to find out more about the origins of this world created by this author.  And I DEFINITLEY can’t wait to see what comes next from this incredible author!



Along the way to her science fiction suspense career she’s been married to a wonderful guy since just out of college, been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, raised a family (two girls, two grandkids), tried organic farming, worked as a freelance journalist and editor, been a community activist, and earned black belts in two different styles of martial arts.

Her first two SFR novels finaled in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest.

She lives on 44 beautiful mountain acres in Marshall, NC, with her husband and two talkative cats.

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Gabriel Cruz had spent time dirtside on most of the planets clustered around the galaxy’s busier jump nodes.  He’d pulled a few tours on some of the worlds of the distant Outer Reaches.  His job required plenty of travel and a familiarity with many of the galaxy’s exotic locales and bustling centers of commerce, the slums and the luxury resorts, the slave markets and the sex trade.  Gabriel hadn’t seen it all, but he’d seen a lot of it.  And he could still find much to admire in a summer morning in a temperate climate zone on the planet its inhabitants called Earth.

    The yellow sun was shining out of a flawless blue sky as he got out of the car and followed Rayna up the sidewalk toward Ethan’s house.  It would be hot soon, but Gabriel didn’t mind the heat.  He hated the cold of ships and space stations and dank colonial outposts, always balancing the scarcity of resources against the needs of many.  Here he could smell the rich earth, the vegetation growing in it, the asphalt and the car exhaust.  He could hear the birds singing, the neighbors mowing lawns and taking out the garbage.  For one minute, he could pretend his life was like anyone else’s.  Gabriel took that minute.  Then he took a deep breath and went up the steps into Ethan’s house.

    A young man in the white uniform shirt of a Metro Nashville PD officer stopped them at the front door with the usual bluff and bluster.  Gabriel could see Ethan start toward them from the office inside on the right, but FBI Special Agent Alana Matheson was quicker.

    She waved them in from a desk in the smaller office to the left, dismissing the uniform. “It’s all right, Officer. They’re friends of the family.”  She nodded as she came to join them.  “Morning, folks.”


“Agent Matheson.” Gabriel was intrigued by the way her grass-green eyes locked on to his.  They studied him, as if they’d never quite encountered anything like him before.  He didn’t know whether to be flattered or insulted by the thought, but he recognized he had that much in common with the FBI agent. He’d never seen local law enforcement like her before either.

      Slightly unnerved, he said the first thing that came to mind.  “Have you been here all night?”

    She smiled, her fatigue showing.  “No, I did get a little sleep.  Don’t think your friend got any at all, though.  He’s looking pretty slammed.”  She indicated the office where the doctor was talking with Rayna.

    Gabriel noted the signs of weariness in Ethan’s body that went beyond the obvious need for sleep and healing, his bone-cracking tension and heart-rending pain, his desperation.  He felt his own chest tighten in sympathy.  He turned back to Alana to see her watching him.

     “How long have you known Ethan Roberts, Mr. Cruz?”

     He held her gaze to see what her reaction would be and was delighted to see the color rise in her face in the seconds before he answered her question. “Not long.  Sam and Rayna are mutual friends.  They asked me to see if I could be of help.”

    “In what way?”

    “You might say I specialize in recovering what is lost.”

    “As in missing persons.” She gave him that thorough once-over again.  “I’m aware you’re a private investigator.  Has Roberts hired you to find his wife and son?”

    Gabriel smiled. It hadn’t taken her long to find his data plant.

    “As I said, Sam and Rayna asked me to help.  I’m not being paid.”

    “Mr. Cruz, I hope I don’t have to tell you that interfering with a Federal investigation is against the law.”

    Somehow he found her warning intensely sexy.  “I have no intention of interfering.  I’m simply here helping a friend recover something he’s lost.  In this case, starting with his memory of what happened yesterday at the river.”

    Alana’s gaze narrowed.  “Are you also a psychiatrist of some sort, sir?”

    “No.”

    “A hypnotherapist?”

    “Not really.”

    “Then how do you expect to be able to help?”

    He shrugged.  “I have my ways.  Some people would consider them somewhat . . . unconventional.”

    Her lips curved.  His breath stopped.

    “Really.  Okay.  Maybe I should sit in on your meeting today, see for myself.”

    He almost laughed.  He hadn’t planned on this, but he could see no real harm in it.  He would leave her behind long before he got to the point where the chase got dangerous.

   “Why not?”

    Her smile widened, revealing white, even teeth, and she waved a hand toward the office. “After you, Mr. Cruz.”

   “Thank you, Agent Matheson.  And, please, call me Gabriel.”

    “Might as well call me Lana,” she murmured as he passed her.  “We’re going to be very close friends from now on.”



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ! ~~ To Spell With It by Casey Keen ~~


Title: To Spell With It (Book Three of the Anna Wolfe Series)
Author: Casey Keen
Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Valen disappeared.
Micah’s quest for world domination is underway.

An ancient bond threatens to destroy Anna and Roman.

A vampire who cannot be trusted.

Grand Witch Anna Wolfe’s worst nightmare has just begun. Valen is being held hostage by Micah and to make matters more complicated, an ancient bond brewing between her and Roman threatens their very survival. Anna will stop at nothing to get Valen back, even visiting the dreaded Netherworld and enlisting the help of Vlad, the King of the Vampires.

What Anna isn’t prepared for is battling Micah and his endless army of demons, while waging war on The Highers. Faced with terrifying encounters and disastrous black magic, Anna must do everything in her power to rescue Valen and protect both worlds.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of the amazing city. She loves anything paranormal and/or supernatural. For those of you who don’t know, Philadelphia is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided her with the motivation to write her first book, “I’ll Be Damned."

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...The pounding in my heart floods my ears, drowning out all the other noises around me. On the dusty mounds, barely ten feet from us, stand an army of demons. I recognize a few of the brooding, steely scowls on the ghouls, goblins and jezebels.

“An army of Darkness,” Roman murmurs.

The sea of creatures part, allowing a figure to swim through them. A Revenant Ghoul, front and center, steps aside as Micah strides forward, taking his place. I shake my head. Revenant Ghouls are prime warriors that lack any blood bond—in other words, a hostile demon without a lease. I frown at Micah. His large, emerald eyes watch me with an intensity that accentuates the emptiness behind them. Strands of silky, caramel hair fall loosely from his ponytail, framing his face. Then he smiles...