Monday, November 30, 2015

Review and Release Day for Soul Reapers by Shay West



Blurb:

Detectives Elliot “Eli” Robbins and Ava Aguilar are stumped by a series of seemingly unrelated kidnappings. Utilizing all possible resources, Eli and Ava struggle to find answers despite little physical evidence and few witnesses. When a strange piece of paper is found at one of the crime scenes, it sends Eli and Ava on a chase for a killer who isn’t what he seems.

Review:

I gotta say, anything involving children makes my heart accelerate ten times faster and anxiety of all sorts kick in.  And this is one of those books.  A thriller/suspense, if I have ever read one, Soul Reapers is a dark read that deals with Satanic rituals that involve murder and demon possession.  If you can't read this type of stuff, it's not the book for you.  But, if you're into crime novels and thrillers, you might want to check this one out!  At one point in time I read Dean Koontz and so I enjoyed reading this, but the ending was not what I expected it to be like for some in the book.  The two detectives in this book, Eli and Ava, I feel bad for.  Five years ago they had another paranormal case involving another world in the book Organ Reapers.  Well, now they are dealing with another and don't know it until closer to the end, but the similarities between the cases are forever in the back of their minds.  Not to mention, Eli's neighbor is having all kinds of trouble with sleeping and such since his wife passed.  Ava starts dating him which complicates things since Eli has always had a thing for her but they work together and it is forbidden.  But they find so little each time a child comes up missing that it is very frustrating for the two as they try to track down this person before someone else goes missing. (I would recommend reading Organ Reapers first before this book, but it is not necessary.)

5 out of 5 stars!


Buy Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Reapers-Eli-Ava-Novel-ebook/dp/B017L07P7M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447101791&sr=8-1&keywords=shay+west

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Release Blitz for Beautiful Rugged by Sara V. Zook


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Title: Beautiful Rugged
Author: Sara V. Zook
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: November 29, 2015

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 Sometimes us silly girls fantasize about things that never come to be. I had expectations after college—expectations to run off with Jake Larson and start our life together in a little Pennsylvania farm town. I had my happiness mapped out inside my head. I didn’t expect to run into a strange, alluring man with a beard and dark hair stacked up on top of his head. I didn’t expect to be attracted to someone so—different. He was everything I didn’t know existed. He could make me feel things I’d never felt before. It didn’t seem possible that we could be together. We both had obligations. The world told us no, but we couldn’t stay away from one another, couldn’t deny that we were drawn together. He was so beautiful—so beautiful rugged. I was going to make him mine.

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Sara V. Zook pursued her dream of becoming a writer and after earning her bachelor's degree, sat down to create her first novel in which Strange in Skin was completed in three short months. She's the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, A Magic Within, Evanescent, Reminiscence, her mobster release, Six Guns, A Chaos Within, and her first contemporary romance, The Pull and its sequel The Push. She resides in Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised, with her husband and three small children. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaraVZook Website: http://authorsaravzook.blogspot.com/ Twiiter: @SaraVZook Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6450481.Sara_V_Zook?from_search=true     Other books


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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Giveaway!!

I have just pinned a giveaway to the top of my Facebook page for books 1-3 in the Almost Human series by Melanie Nowak.  Be sure to check it out!  Next Friday one person will win an ebook bundle of books 1-3 in the first trilogy!  Winner will be drawn at random.

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Review for Born to Blood (Almost Human The Second Trilogy Book 1) by Melanie Nowak



Review:

Born to Blood is the first book in the second Almost Human trilogy by Melanie Nowak.  If you have not ever heard of the series before and are just now checking it out, there are other posts on my page with reviews, blurbs, and links to them on Amazon.  I am very invested in this series after reading this book and can't wait to see what is in store for everyone in the series!  Even though this book is mostly about Mattie and Alyson, we do see some glimpses of Felicity and Ben and of course we see quite a bit of Cain again as well.  Who I didn't expect to see that came as a great surprise?  Cain's sire!!  That was a totally unexpected blow!!  That woman is kind of nuts too.  And she brings company that we don't see much about, but I am betting he turns back up later in the series.  I just wish I knew who this guy was.  As for Ben, we see a new side of him as well.  Gone is the angry, jealous guy who is upset that the girl he likes is dating a vamp.  Cain is gone now and Felicity and Ben have capitalized on the feelings that were there before Cain abruptly showed up in Felicity's life.  Ben is now a caring and tender guy who, although makes some dumb mistakes, does more than enough to mend them.  As for Felicity, I still have to wonder just how deeply her feelings for Cain still run since he is still so present in her thoughts.  The story between Mattie and Alyson is a very intriguing one since Mattie is now Alyson's sire and she has turned up with some unusual talents that make Mattie and even Cain nervous enough to seek out Arif again.  I couldn't agree more that the guy was creepy enough in the first series.  Now, the creep factor sky rockets.  And I have to say that the experiments done by Alyson with her blood are pretty freaky.  All I can say is that you would have to read it to understand and it is nothing I have ever read about in a vampire book before.  Great read!

5 out of 5 stars!!



Synopsis:

ALMOST HUMAN ~ The Second Trilogy Volume 1: Born to Blood 

Alyson used to think that vampires were almost human; that is, until she became one. Finally consenting to be lovingly turned by her boyfriend Mattie, Allie has come to possess traits and powers previously unknown among vampire kind. Now Allie seeks the help of the elder vampire Cain, to discover not only what she is capable of, but why. 

Still healing from heartbreak over Cain, Felicity looked forward to a nice, human relationship, but dating the son of a vampire hunter, and having a psychic bond with one of his prey makes life far from normal. How can Ben and Felicity discover the truths of love when they are forced to live with so many secrets?

Someone has contrived a diabolical plan to control destiny, and blood may not only be the catalyst for change, but also the master of manipulation behind it. Is rebirth as a vampire always at the discretion of an undead sire, or sometimes is one simply born to blood


*Haven't read the other books of the series? You can still read this book - it's the first of a trilogy!

*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series. 

*Read free chapters at MelanieNowak.com


Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Born-Blood-ALMOST-Second-Trilogy/dp/0982410239/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1448686924&sr=8-4&keywords=melanie+nowak

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Sale for Heaven Sent by Avelyn Paige!!


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Bloody…broken…barely surviving…

Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy  Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas.

Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested.

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sale for The Oakville Series by Kathy Reinhart!!






Redeem Me: Oakville Series ~ Book Four

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Synopsis:

Can opposites really attract? 

Chelsie Amell is a shy wholesome girl looking for the forever kind of love. 

Angel Walker is a guilt ridden man whore who is not capable of love.

Both are wildly attracted to each other, but do everything in their power to fight it. 

Will their pasts leave a barrier between them they can't cross? Or will they climb it together and over come it all? 




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Monday, November 23, 2015

Evolving Ecstasy (ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy Book 3) by Melanie Nowak



Review:

Book 3 is the culmination of this particular trilogy and it starts, and stays for a while, in some serious uncertainty as to what exactly Cain and Felicity are going to do.  Not only is there still an angry vampire running around wanting to get Felicity, but the truth about Sindy is now another issue on the table.  The biggest thing for Cain is that he wants Felicity to have a chance at a real life.  Not one like him, hiding in the shadows and the darkness of night, moving often, and never having a real family.  Vampire covens are not exactly families and the rules for their kind are vastly different.  Felicity's friend, Alyson, seems to have no trouble accepting these different rules, but then again she has someone out there she's waiting for.  Sindy begins to show a new side of her; the side that is ready to start being a little nicer to humans and other vampires.  Over the three books, her character growth has been quite a bit and it is interesting to watch that change.  Felicity goes from the naive young girl she was into a stronger and capable woman.  Not necessarily when it comes to kicking vampire butt, but her character in general changes some.  Cain, however, has the most difficult time it seems to me.  Why?  After surviving so long on animal blood, the vampire within is starting to rebel against him because of his recent sampling of other blood besides animal.  This causes a serious problem that he needs to address before he ends up hurting Felicity accidentally.  Talk about a tortured soul, Cain is definitely that.  His way of thinking is vastly different than many vampires and he is constantly trying to make up for his past.  And the end of this book, I hate to say it but for me personally was a cliff hanger.  One of those moments where things kind of click into place as you are also thinking "What the..."  Yep.  It is.  But guess what?  There is a whole other follow-up trilogy after it!  And I confess that I am really looking forward to see what happens.

5 out of 5 stars!  Want to know more about this trilogy?  Check the past two days posts and you will find reviews and links for the first two books!





Blurb:

ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy 

In this paranormal fantasy, chapters alternate perspective between a vampire and a young woman, as they join an ensemble cast of characters to navigate difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires; and struggles with abuse, morality and... college. 


Volume 3: Evolving Ecstasy 

The relationship between Cain and Felicity has crested to a peak that leaves them unsure whether to step back from each other for safety, or jump into a future united in death. 
Felicity is unlike any human Cain has known before. She treats him as an equal; a man worthy of friendship, respect and even… love. She embodies qualities of gentleness and loving trust that he has never found among his own kind. This makes her far more desirable to him than any creature of darkness could ever be. 
The venom of Cain’s bite could protect Felicity from hostile vampires, but it would give him a measure of psychic control over her as well. Would Felicity only accept becoming a vampire, due to his addictive venom, coupled with the foolishness of a young girl in love? 
Perhaps there is a brighter future for her in the human world. Is Cain’s desire for Felicity’s love worth the loss of her life? 

*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series. 

*For series updates and previews, visit: MelanieNowak.com




Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C402G0?keywords=melanie%20nowak&qid=1447454663&ref_=sr_1_6&s=digital-text&sr=1-6

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lost Reflections (ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy Book 2) by Melanie Nowak



Review:

Lost Reflections is the second book in the Almost Human Series, the first trilogy.  Due to Felicity and Cain's relationship becoming ever closer, Ben keeps getting nastier and nastier about it.  Cain decides that he should tell her about his very long past, and for two nights he explains in detail about his former life when he was a human and then after he turned into a vampire.  It is enough to give Felicity quite a shock and she has to really digest what he has done and wonder to herself whether people really change or not.  After all, Cain is over 300 years old.  And then there is the addictive quality of the venom in his kiss and bite.  Felicity no doubt likes it, and that is what it's supposed to do.  But Cain doesn't really wanting the venom clouding their relationship.  But in his mind, he can already see where things were headed because he has been there before.  Felicity is his beloved, but he can't seem to let her go.  And she doesn't want to.  But certain events begin to change things.  Vampires get angry and vengeful while others change for the better.  We start seeing some subtle changes in the vampire Sindy that are for the better.  But this sparks issues of its own.

Another 5 star read!  Want to learn about book 1?  Well, there is a previous post from yesterday for that too!  And stay tuned, because tomorrow we will be doing a little discussion on the last book in this trilogy!



Blurb:

ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy

In this paranormal fantasy, chapters alternate perspective between a vampire and a young woman, as they join an ensemble cast of characters to navigate difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires; and struggles with abuse, morality and... college.


Volume 2: Lost Reflections

Felicity has helped her friends to escape the venomous vixen Sindy, but cannot divine the motives of Cain, the vampire who captured first her gratitude, and then her heart.

She finds the historical account of Cain’s past enthralling and frightening. Now she must determine whether the addictive venom in Cain’s kiss is clouding her judgment, and if his thirst for her blood is a driving force too strong for their love to conquer. 

It’s difficult to contemplate such questions while under the attack of a vengeful vampire and his zombie slaves. Felicity’s heart has already been lost to Cain; will she lose her life as well?


*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series.




Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C3XS4O?keywords=melanie%20nowak&qid=1447450358&ref_=sr_1_8&s=digital-text&sr=1-8

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fatal Infatuation (ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy ~ Volume 1) by Melanie Nowak



Review:

   Let's begin with a good look at the characters in this book.  Our leading lady is Felicity and she has just started college.  Young and naive, she doesn't know much about the real world out there and has never even done the deed with a guy.  She works at a bookshop that has an attached cafe.  Ben is a guy she works with at the cafe and she is interested in at the beginning.  That is, until reality comes crashing down in a rather harsh way when she's attacked by some vampires along with Ben on her way home from work soon after arriving at school.  Turns out that Ben knew there was a vampire problem in the little town.  Enter Felicity's hero, Cain.  Talk about bad boy.  This guy is not only awesome at fighting them off, but he has the air of a true gentleman.  It's bad enough that Felicity finds herself crushing hard on the guy.  Then she's told he's a vamp.  Well, that shakes things up a bit, but nevertheless, she is determined to see past that and finds someone she wants to spend more time with.  Cain can't seem to help himself either when it comes to the beautiful Felicity.  Ben, however, is not nice at all.  The guy has a real hatred of vamps and let's Cain know it every chance he can get.  Ben's seems like one of those shallow college guys only looking for one thing.  As the story progresses, Ben and Felicity seem to constantly be in danger of Sindy, the local vampire causing trouble.  Accustomed to getting what she wants, she finds herself continually rebuffed by Cain.  Now, Cain is not like other vampires.  He lives mostly off of animal blood and travels around trying to teach other vampires how to live more peacefully with humans instead of mercilessly slaughtering them.  
   I have to say, the story drew me in like a moth to a flame.  And the thing was that I became rather invested.  After all, sometimes you just have to know what's going to happen next.  I assure you, it's not boring in any way!  I did find several very interesting elements to this story, including the role of crosses and holy water, Cain's sheer determination when it comes to Felicity, and Alyson since she is a real person of interest at this point.  Great read!

5 out of 5 stars!

(come back tomorrow for an account of the next book in the series!)



Blurb:

ALMOST HUMAN ~ The First Trilogy 
In this paranormal fantasy, chapters alternate between a vampire and a young woman, as they join an ensemble cast to navigate difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires; and struggles with abuse, morality and... college. 


Volume 1: Fatal Infatuation 
Felicity views going away to college as an opportunity to mature into a confident young woman, but her new beginning turns out to be more of an adventure than she bargains for when she finds that her school is plagued by vampires! 
Cain is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose. 
His mission: find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity's new friend Ben. She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain's most difficult task lies in controlling himself. 

*ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series. *For series updates, visit: MelanieNowak.com




Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Infatuation-ALMOST-HUMAN-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B001C3ZTXC/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1447449203&sr=1-5&keywords=melanie+nowak

Friday, November 20, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ for The Artist's Touch by S.H. Pratt



The Artist's Touch book 1 by S.H. Pratt

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Synopsis:
      Exhausted, disillusioned and disgusted with her life in Los Angeles, Clarice “Rissa” Daniels leaves a successful acting career for the comforts of home in Olympia, Washington. Embracing a simpler life without the overabundance of testosterone that she’d dealt with in California, she works to recover and rebuild her life without the “Hollywood craziness”, away from the toxic presence of her ex-boyfriend, and far from the paparazzi. When a walk in the park drops her into the lap of Spencer St. George, she finds herself drawn to his quiet, unobtrusive demeanor, but Rissa quickly realizes that there is much more to the bespectacled middle-school art teacher.
Spencer St. George prefers the quiet life far from the hassles created by his family. Known as “Saint” to his students, he creates his own sense of peace with a paint brush in his hand while standing behind an easel. When Rissa Daniels crashes headlong into his life, Spencer is sent reeling. Unsure of her intentions, but drawn to her gregarious personality, he finds himself stepping out from behind his easel and daring to hope for more than his quiet life.
But as Spencer and Rissa grow closer, history threatens to destroy them. Met with righteous reticence from his family and stubborn pride from hers, the couple sets out to discover the events that turned their families against each other. As the past begins to surface, the present becomes dangerous, creating an uncertainty that could bind Spencer and Rissa together… or drive them apart forever.



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Superi: Reclaimed by Clint Thurmon & Christina R. Williams






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Superi: Reclaimed (Book Two of the Superi Series)

Authors: Clint Thurmon & Christina R. Williams
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher: Superi LLC 
Cover Designer: Tony Camehl
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Release Date: Saturday December 5th






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The biting chill of the river has nothing on the fear gripping their hearts. They’ve escaped for now, but they can feel the hands of the tower reaching for them, even as the current carries them away. Their enemies are everywhere, from every race, and they are but five.
 They’ve escaped with their lives but nothing else. Their only ally waits in the swamp land of Palus Regia, but to reach him, they must surmount impossible odds. Hired mercenaries, bounty hunters vying for the Tower’s favor, hunt them. The gate makers have been deployed to every port off the western continent’s coasts, trapping them. And the Alphas, who have protected Tristan for sixteen years without his knowledge, will at last reveal their intent. Though the five are the ones on the run the true race is between those who desire to see the angeli… RECLAIMED.









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ABOUT THE AUTHORS




Clint Thurmon
Clint is a native Texan, though he moved around a lot he ended up in south Houston where he currently resides. He's married with 6 children, one that is adopted, and all but one of them live in TX. He writes to tell the stories that rattle around in his head thanks to his ADHD that never shuts off and for his love of the characters he's created over the years.

For fun he spend most of his time with his kiddos but when he's not with them he's in the dojo training in martial arts or at the gym lifting weights ever fighting his love for food.




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Christina R. Williams


Christina R. Williams is a 35 year old Native American born in Claremore, Oklahoma. She lives in Southeast Texas, with her husband and three teenage kids. Co-author of the Superi series, she spends most of her time writing, but she is also an avid reader, and considers nature her muse.






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