Thursday, December 28, 2017

~ COVER REVEAL ~ Gaslight ~ by Dannika Dark


Readers are anxiously waiting for news of the highly anticipated fourth book in the Crossbreed series GASLIGHT!  
The wait is over!! Today we get to see the book cover, read the blurb and learn the official release date! 


Gaslight
(Crossbreed Series, #4)
By Dannika Dark

Blurb:

Vampire trafficking is a sinister business, and nobody knows that better than Keystone. After Raven discovers hidden clues in a cold case, they set a trap in hopes of catching an elusive criminal. But when their plan backfires, Raven’s world is thrown into chaos, and Christian’s loyalty is put to the ultimate test.

Buried secrets come to light, and the only thing keeping Raven grounded is her insatiable thirst for vengeance. The stakes are high as they travel to a place where the landscapes are as treacherous as the immortals that live there. This time, there’s no room for mistakes.

Will Raven have the courage to tame the violence in her heart before it swallows her whole?



Release Date:
February 20, 2018 

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Audiobook Release Date: 
March 20, 2018 


“Gaslight” will be available on Amazon (kindle & paperback), Audible, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play on the release date.







Keystone
(Crossbreed Series Book 1)


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Ravenheart
(Crossbreed Series, Bk #2)


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Deathtrap
(Crossbreed Series, Bk #3)


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About the Author


Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. 

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do." ~ Danni


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Saturday, December 23, 2017

~ BOOK REVIEW BLOG TOUR ~ Handler ~ by Tish Thawer


Title: Handler
Author: Tish Thawer
Genre: Sci-Fi Dystopian
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
Cover Designer: Emma Michaels
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:
Our world was perfect––until we broke the law: Don't go out at night.

Utopian by day, dystopian by night; this is the world I recently discovered. I now struggle with the fact that our whole society has been based on a lie. There's only one way to change it––conquer the darkness we've all been raised to fear.

Live the lie; fight to the death; become a Handler. It's the only way.

A sci-fi/dystopian novel

My Review:
5 Out of 5 Stars!
LOVED. IT. Yes, straight to the point, but sums it up entirely. This book was never at any point what I was expecting, and it was such a fantastic surprise – or a lot of surprises, in this case! When I first started the book, I was worried it was going to be your typical Utopian society that some kids decided was a little too perfect, go off to investigate, and find a bunch of secrets the ‘adults’ are hiding and decide to expose it. Nope. I was SO wrong!

To say this book is dystopian, or even sci-fi…it’s hard to put such small labels on it.  There truly is a bit of everything in it, and is what I enjoyed about it so much.  You see the entire book through one character’s eyes, so every event that unfolds that could potentially be answered through another character’s eyes? Nope. You don’t find out until the main character finds out what’s going on.  It really feels like you are right there with him the entire time…confused, angry, scared, happy…all of it right along with him.  It was the perfect point of view for this book because it added to the creepy and the billions of questions that keep building up, and flying at you.

I devoured this book.  There was so much detail – and not overdone, boring detail, but movie-in-your-head detail – that I knew only a quarter of the way through that this would definitely turn into more than one book.  I wasn’t even mad.  In fact, I was happy because I knew that this entire world and what we find out about it is going to be giant, and I JUST. CAN’T. WAIT!

This is definitely a more difficult review to write, because I don’t want to give away any more than what the description of the book already tells you.  The journey of questions and answers that just create more questions was the best part of the ride in this book.  All I can say is read it. You MUST read it! If you like dystopian and sc-fi with a whole lot of mystery, you will love this book as much as I did.  I would definitely say it’s re-readable as well, because there is so much you learn that will give you a completely different perspective the 2nd time around.  I can’t wait to see what book 2 has in store for us!



Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for multiple RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

​Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

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Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rp0q8A

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May 2069 ... Blood coated bodies littered the ground as the mushroom cloud dissipated in the distance. Horror struck faces stared up at me, frozen forever with tears streaking down soot-covered cheeks. I swallowed hard as I stared into their dead eyes.

“Colizan, would you care to join us for a walk?” Father asked, pulling me from the image in my history book.

I slammed the cover shut and smiled. “Of course, it would be my pleasure.”

The warm sun glinted off the quartz sidewalk as my father, mother, and I strolled from our assigned dwinn in the Northern territory of Atal. Winding our way through the gardens which led to Common Park had always been their preferred route. Picture perfect displays of green grass, sparkling quartz, lush flowers, and elaborate water features dotted the landscape. Mother and Father chatted enthusiastically just ahead of me while I took in the scenery––the same scenery I’d enjoyed every day for eighteen years. I tilted my head back and appreciated the glass and quartz buildings that lined the sky. Some were tall and towering, others round and inviting; I loved them all. I sighed and quickened my pace as we approached my favorite part of the city––the museum. It reminded me of a picture I’d once seen of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, but instead of white and cream concrete, it was all glass. Ever since I was young, I always made it a point to stop and read the plaque outside, and today was no exception.

“ATAL. Est. 2027. Redesigned from the ashes of Atlanta.”

An image of a Genesis machine hovered over the war-struck city in the foreground, and in the background stood the utopian paradise left in its wake. The large spaceship-like device, with its metallic domed body and long tendrils of machinery hanging down, had always fascinated me.








Friday, December 15, 2017

~ BOOK REVIEW ~ NEW RELEASE ~ It Must've Been the Mistletoe ~ by L.P. Dover


It Must've Been the Mistletoe
By L.P. Dover
Release Date: 12/15/2017

~Description~

Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart.

As their relationship grows, Adeline realizes that true love does exist. What she doesn’t know is that her wish can’t last forever, that soon she’ll have to leave the past behind. Will Adeline and William find their way back to each other? Or will their love have to stay where it all began . . . in 1865? With mistletoe and Christmas magic, anything’s possible.

~My Review~
🎄5 out of 5 Stars🎄

When deciding if I’m going to give a book I like a 4 or a 5 star rating, there are two simple questions I have to ask: 1) would I read it again, and 2) do I get angry every time I have to put it down because I’m at a part where I HAVE to find out what’s going to happen next. In this book, it was a definite yes to both! I swear with every page turn, I was sure the author was going to throw that dreaded curtain, where Adeline finally wakes up. Although it was written in a way where you were pretty sure it wouldn’t happen until after Christmas, there was no guarantee. I was also DYING to see when/if we found out that William was having the same dream. She was a sneaky one on that subject, Ms. Dover was. However, every moment of the book was well drawn out, and well worth the wait – not too much waiting, but not rushed, either.

One thing I’ve always loved about all of L.P. Dover’s books is the way she can paint any scenery (have you read the Forever Fae series?! My first love, and WOW! Even a completely made up world was gorgeous). In this book, I’ll be honest...I couldn’t imagine what 1865 would look like on my own. However, just a few minutes in, and I had the perfect image in my head of how they lived, and how much her town had transformed. I was ready to travel back into a beautiful, snowy Christmas in a time with no cars, few buildings, no electronics, and just lots of people actually interacting face to face!

I did wonder here and there about some of the words Adeline used, and that they might be a little too current day for 1865. She did mention she wished she had read more from that time to talk the right way, but no one seemed to respond when she spoke in a way that would be “normal” today – other than the occasional mention that she’s different than most, but in a good way. Again, I don’t know enough about the time period, so maybe it wasn’t as different as I would assume.

Overall, this was a sweet romance with a fun historical twist. It was a quick, light read, and although your pretty sure how everyone will end up, you’re not sure how they’ll get there, and there were more surprises in that process than I expected, which I really enjoyed. I would definitely read it again if I’m looking for warm and fuzzy, and would definitely recommend it for a love-filled (both romantic and familial love) Christmas read – especially for the little surprise from the author at the end, AFTER the story is over! 😉

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Monday, December 4, 2017

~ COVER REVEAL ~ Twisted Truths ~ by Clare Davidson


Title: Twisted Truths (Hidden Book 4)
Author: Clare Davidson
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Smudged Ink
Editor: Sarah Chorn
Cover Designer: Bramasta Aji


Blurb:
It’s time to take control. It’s time to make a stand.

Since discovering magic is real, Kim has been afraid. Now, she’s sick of reacting to the terrible things the Baneem keep doing to those she loves. With AJ back at her side, she’s determined to stop the Baneem harming humans ever again.

Guilt and grief are tearing AJ apart and Matthew is imprisoned in the golem that Kim created to save him. She needs to find a way to heal them both, so they can stand with her against the Baneem.


Clare Davidson is a self-motivated, character driven fantasy writer, mother, teacher and all-round creative whizz, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton, but spent her early years living in Malaysia, before coming home and settling with her family in Leeds. After spending time at Lancaster University where she met her husband, Clare has now returned to Leeds with husband, daughter, new baby son, crazy puppy Rukia and Pirate the white cat in tow. In between being a full-time mother, wife and domestic goddess (in theory) and being plagued by various animals, Clare is the author of the fantasy book Trinity and more recently, the urban fantasy series Hidden. Her aim is to drag you into her fantasy worlds and never let you go. She's evil that way!

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Shrouded Soul: http://amzn.to/2AEfMep




Thursday, November 30, 2017

~ NEW RELEASE ~ Obliterate ~ by L.L. Hunter


Title: Obliterate (Hidden Magic Series, Book 3)
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: urban fantasy/ paranormal romance
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
Emma thought she’d made peace with herself and her past,
But when her past comes back to haunt her,
She’ll be forced to face her demons once more.

 When she is turned unexpectedly mortal, she and Darcy reluctantly return to the world she fled to seek help.
But when they arrive, Emma is confronted with a choice.
One which, if she chooses wrongly, could come between her and Darcy forever.

Emma never met a challenge she couldn’t handle.

She once ran from her destiny, but she can’t escape her fate.

You can’t obliterate your demons



L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. 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.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

~ BOOK REVIEW ~ Harlequin's November Reads ~ Includes Review of Secret Christmas Twins ~ by Lee Tobin McClain


Title: Santa’s Seven Day Baby Tutorial
Author: Meg Maxwell
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
JUST FOR CHRISTMAS?
Pretty, proper Anna Miller has all the makings of a respectable Amish housewife. But the outside world has always beckoned. So when a handsome FBI agent needs help caring for his infant twin nephews right before Christmas, Anna jumps at the opportunity. Maybe she can finally discover where she truly belongs.
Special agent Colt Asher lives for his job. So he's surprised when an unexpected week as a hands-on uncle fills his life with meaning. Of course, it helps that the babies' gorgeous nanny is unlike any woman the love-'em-and-leave-'em lone wolf has ever known. But Anna's rumspringa might lead her straight back to her village. Or, if Colt lets her, Anna might just be his Christmas wish come true…


I live on the coast of Maine with my teenaged son, our sweet beagle, Lemon, and a black and white cat named Cleo. Interesting tidbit: Meg Maxwell is a pseudonym--my real name is Melissa Senate, author of many women's fiction titles (See Jane Date; The Love Goddess' Cooking School) that have been published in over twenty-five countries.

I've been reading and loving romance novels for almost thirty years and I'm so excited about my first category romance series: HURLEY'S HOMESTYLE KITCHEN: Book 1, A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN, was published in March '16; Book 2, THE DETECTIVE'S 8 LB, 10 OZ SURPRISE, was published in May. Book #3, THE COWBOY'S BIG FAMILY TREE, follows in October/November. In 2017, three more Hurley's novels are coming, starting with THE COOK'S SECRET INGREDIENT in February and CHARM SCHOOL FOR COWBOYS in May. And another in November! I'm also writing a book that will part of the new Montana Mavericks continuity series that will be published in August '17.

I love to hear from readers! Feel free to email me at AuthorMegMaxwell@gmail.com. And feel free to visit my website:

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Title: Little Secrets: Holiday Baby Bombshell
Author: Karen Booth
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Desire

Blurb:
From Rivalry to Revelry…to Romance?
Competitive swimmer turned real estate magnate Michael Kelly is tastier than a Christmas cookie. But now Charlotte Locke's sexy former lover is her top business rival…and the father of her unborn child. Determined to keep her professional cool, the hotel heiress hides her delicate condition from her family—and from her commitmentphobic ex. Until Michael moves in next door, exposing a desire left unquenched and Charlotte's pregnancy secret.
Michael may not be daddy material, but losing Charlotte and their baby isn't an option. He'll close the deal at any cost—even if it takes a Christmas miracle to prove this playboy is reformed for good!


Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on '80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. Karen writes smart, steamy contemporary romance--big city love stories and rock star romances.

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When Karen isn't creating fictional hunky men, she's listening to everything from Otis Redding to Duran Duran with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills (she makes some mean collard greens), or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

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Title: Secret Christmas Twins
Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Genre: Holiday Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Love Inspired

Blurb:
Christmas came early for Erica Lindholm! Suddenly a mom to adorable twin baby boys and part owner of a snowy small-town Pennsylvania farm, Erica is living her dream. Until the boys’ estranged uncle, Jason Stephanidis, comes home to celebrate the holidays. The handsome, brooding detective turns out to be a natural with the babies…and with Erica’s wounded heart. But if Jason knew the truth about their identities, her picture-perfect life could melt away. She’s finally found the warm home, the loving family and the cozy Christmas she always wanted. Will Erica’s secret cost her everything?

My Review:
4 out of 5 Stars
I think the first important thing to clarify is that this book CAN be read as a standalone – in fact I had no idea there was a ‘book 1’ until after I had read this one. It appears that although each story is based on twins, they are not the same twins, situations, or people. Also, if you are like me, and tend to be hesitant about romance books – because to be honest, they can swing from great, to cheesy, to overly sexy (like it’s forced into the story) – you have nothing to fear with this book.

Also worth mentioning is there are several christian undertones and references. But if religion isn’t for you, I still think you will enjoy this book. It’s not overly religious, and it’s fitting, considering it’s based in a small town where social gatherings often surround the local church, on Christmas, and with a character that has lived her life helping her own mother and others through recovery programs that often lean toward religious recovery. I am Christian myself, so it didn’t bother me, but I would say if you are not, it won’t distract you from the story – again, it’s largely based on where the townspeople gather, and the characters occasionally asking (in short pieces) for God’s guidance, but much like anyone would, even just talking to the universe.

Just based on the way the story started, I was scared. Any book that starts with a huge secret is scary for me! The secret never ends up coming out in a good way – I mean, it adds to the story when there’s a little drama, right? But it never leaves me any less tense, with the constant “tell them now!!” screaming in my head. In this case, I wasn’t completely wrong, but was pleasantly surprised how it turned out. In fact, the way the entire story was written, it was a VERY nice surprise on several fronts; not forced, quick romance, appropriately complicated but not overly dramatic, and even when I saw some things coming, and knew I wouldn’t like some of them, I still knew they were great additions to the story (again where the ‘appropriately complicated’ fits in). And Papa’s character? He was such a great fit! Erica and Jason needed the occasional middle man, and his old school, straight to the point, simple way of looking at things was perfect. He constantly made my heart melt – just as much as the sweet twins themselves.

This story definitely falls into the sweet romance category, and fits around PG-13, maybe like a Christmas movie you would see on the Hallmark Channel (which I highly recommend to the Hallmark people, by the way), and left me feeling warm and fuzzy, and very much looking forward to Christmas with my own family, working harder this year to focus on how lucky I am to have my family – not the ‘things’ we often get wrapped up in. I really do recommend this light, quick read to anyone – even if you don’t normally read this genre. You will definitively be pleasantly surprised, and find your heart a little lifted by the time you’re done!



Lee Tobin McClain read Gone With The Wind in the third grade and has been an incurable romantic ever since. When she not writing emotional Christian romances, she's probably driving around a carload of snarky teen girls, playing with her rescue dog and cat, or teaching aspiring writers in Seton Hill University's MFA program. She is probably not cleaning her house.

You can find Lee online at http://www.leetobinmcclain.com and on Twitter @LeeTobinMcClain. Like her on Facebook or email her at LeeMcClain@comcast.net. She loves to hear from readers!

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