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Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Blast! Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett

Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity #1) by Angela Corbett
Genre: New Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Self

The Blurb:
A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.

All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

Purchase Eternal Starling at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The Book Depository.

About the Author:
As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.

She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.

Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy.

To learn more about Angela Corbett and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Book Review: Awaken by Sarah M. Ross

Awaken (Patronus #1) by Sarah M. Ross
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: January 27, 2012
Publisher: Self

Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.

Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.

Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.

Awaken is the first book in the Patronus series by Sarah M. Ross. Awaken has a different and interesting premise. It spins a new interpretation of who guardian angels might me and what limbo is and makes an intriguing little story. The term patronus kept making me think of Harry Potter. The two ideas are nothing alike. The main character, Lucy, has a lot of growing to do, and as of right now, she has no common sense. So, that was pretty frustrating, but I hope we get to see her mature in the coming books as she comes to terms with who and what she is now. The romance was super quick, but the history behind it has me curious. I'm anxious to see where the author takes this.

Awaken by Sarah M. Ross was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
The Book Trailer:
Sarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her.

She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers' Nation, but couldn't take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

Sarah's debut novel, AWAKEN, released in January, 2012. Other novels include AVENGE, ATONE, ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, and INHALE EXHALE. Check out my interview with Sarah M. Ross!!

To learn more about Sarah M. Ross and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

WitchHunt Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

We're super excited to present the cover of WitchHunt, the fourth book in the WitchBlood Series by Emma Mills! Before we show you the hot new cover, check out some info on the previous books in the series!

WitchBlood (WitchBlood #1) by Emma Mills
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: January 8, 2012
Publisher: Self
Check out my review of Witch Blood!

The Blurb:
When Jess steals a glance at a gorgeous guy in a Manchester nightclub, little does she realise how he is going to change her life…or should that be death? Yet, the vampire clan could never have predicted what they were taking on.

With Luke pronounced ‘off-limits’ and the blood of a vampire simmering in Jess’s body, can she forget the love of her life and move on? If not, she will risk exposing the entire Northern vampire clan to untold dangers, in order to live her life the way she wants.

Can Jess be sure that Luke is all he appears to be? Will she succumb to the attraction she desperately tries not to feel for Daniel? And why does she still crave a packet of crisps more than a tasty teenage boy’s blood? Check out my review of Witch Blood!

WitchCraft (WitchBlood #2) by Emma Mills
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: June 15, 2012
Publisher: Self
Check out my review of WitchCraft!

The Blurb:
Jess is no ordinary vampire. Protected by the Manchester vampire clan, and initiated by her family’s east coast American coven, she is sought after by every dark witch and warring vampire faction. Jess must fight if she wants to keep hold of her friends, her sanity and finally her existence.

As the dead bodies of human girls begin to stack up, and her recently accepted vampire boyfriend, Daniel, finds himself in prison, Jess goes on a crazy, forbidden trip to London, racing against time to save an old friend and solve the mystery behind Daniel’s incarceration. In battling new enemies and finding new friends, Jess’s confidence finds room to grow, but who will she lose along the way? Check out my review of WitchCraft!

WitchLove (WitchBlood #3) by Emma Mills
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: February 14, 2013
Publisher: Self
Check out my review of WitchLove!

The Blurb:
With the reappearance of a lost love, Jess flees to the only people who can help her control her increasing powers and gain independence – her family’s coven. But with a bruised heart can Jess learn to forgive or will she find new love in the United States? Witchlove, the third installment of the Witchblood series, is a new adventure that takes Jess from New England to Voodoo country in the South. Check out my review of WitchLove!

Are you ready!! Take a look at the cover of WitchHunt!!!
What do you think? I think it looks lovely!

WitchHunt (WitchBlood #4) by Emma Mills
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Publisher: Self

The Blurb:
‘I know it’s selfish, but I don’t want you to go,’ Daniel said, a couple of minutes later.

I looked at him and smiled.

‘I’ll be fine, I will.’

‘You’d better be. I don’t know what I’d do without you. Those months I stupidly spent apart from  you… they were torment for me,’ he said.

‘They were torment for me too.’

As the Christmas season is ripped apart by the news that Jess’ old friend Alex has been turned into a vicious killer, festivities are dropped, Jess returns to England and the hunt begins. But Alex isn’t the only one being hunted, for Mary has found a way to extinguish the entire bloodline of Malden witches, and it is Jess’s book of shadows that’s the key. As things hot up, Jess finds she must leave Daniel and the safety of Manchester in a final hunt for her nemesis, Mary. In a fight-off that only one of them can survive, loved ones will fall… daemons will rise… but who will survive?

About the Author:
Hi I'm Emma. I am happily married with two lovely children. I have always loved reading and writing and published my first novel WitchBlood in Jan 2012 with Witchcraft following in June and WitchLove due in Feb 2013. After acquiring an obsessive love of supernatural teen novels...yes I'm a Twilight fan...I decided to write my
own supernatural story based here in Manchester in the UK, near where I live and grew up. It's currently dark, windy, cold and very very wet... and easy to get inspiration.

To learn more about Emma Mills and her books, visit her blog. You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

The Giveaway!!
Emma Mills is also running a huge giveaway for her Facebook page getting 1000 likes! Yay! Good luck!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Tour! A Review of The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe!

Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Self

The Blurb:
Pressing the boundaries of both the psyche and the heart, Sam and Holden embark on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of love.

Sam Wintry’s life used to be almost perfect. She was engaged to her childhood best friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler Marks, planning an amazing cross-country honeymoon during her college break. But after a hit-and-run leaves her in ruin, she begins seeing Tyler’s fractured, ghostly presence, and her family believes she’s losing her mind. Not until she completes their journey, stopping along the way to scatter Tyler's remains, will Tyler be able cross over. Sam ready for him to leave her?

When the black sheep of the Marks' family, Holden Marks, returns to check on Tyler's case, Sam convinces him to give her his brother's ashes. Despite their shaky history, she needs, he owes it to Sam and his brother. What she doesn’t count on is Holden’s relentlessness to go on the trip.

On the road, Holden realizes just how unhinged Sam has become. Dealing with her psychosis forces him to confront his dark past, making it harder to keep secrets hidden that should remain buried. Especially from Sam, the only woman he’s ever loved. And as Sam starts to unravel the truth, she begins to question if the brother she's unwillingly falling for again is in an even darker place than her.

My Review:
The Darkest Part is the first book in the Living Heartwood Series by Trisha Wolfe. I was already a fan of Trisha Wolfe's after reading Of Silver and Beasts, so I went into this book with some pretty high expectations. It didn't let me down at all. The main characters are wonderfully built. I felt like I truly knew them as I read, and the more I read the more I found out. I started this book in the morning, and didn't put it down until I was done with it. (Thankfully, I didn't have to go to work that day, and was able to read it all in one sitting, because I may have gone crazy otherwise)

I love that I'm still wondering, even after the book is over: Was it really Tyler or was it all in her head? I really thought it was all in her head, until Tyler said something. One little thing has me questioning what I thought I knew. If you've read it, I'm curious to know what you think too.

Whether it be a psychosis or not, Sam was a completely believable character. I was drawn into her life. The author is gifted in that she can truly have you feeling all the things her characters feel. Holden was amazing. I liked him from the start, and the way he treated Sam through this whole thing when he was grieving himself was so selfless. I'm hooked on Trisha Wolfe's writing. I can't wait for more from this series and her other books as well!

The Darkest Part by Trisha Wolfe was provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.
Check out my reviews of other books by Trisha Wolfe!!

authorAbout the Author:
I’m the author of the YA Steampunk/Paranormal DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing) and the upcoming YA Sci-Fi / Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. My published short stories have appeared in YA literary journals, Fantasy magazines, and anthologies. I’ve written five books in the past three years, and I’m currently working on a new YA Sci-Fi / Dark Fantasy project.

I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional blog for the Young Adult genre.  Also a proud  member of YALITCHAT.ORG, SCWW, and The Apocalypsies.

And I’m also a business owner, partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who's the sounding board for my male characters.

To learn more about Trisha Wolfe and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Cover Reveal!! The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow!

The Secret Diamond Sisters
Genre: Young Adult ( Contemporary Romance)
Expected Release Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

The Blurb:
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past. Add to Goodreads

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Michelle Madow will be having a book release party on March 1, 2014 at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL. Click here to RSVP!

Check out my reviews of books in this trilogy!

Be sure to read more books by this author! Check out my reviews below!

About the Author:
Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.

Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).

To learn more about Michelle Madow and her books, visit her website. You can also find the author on Instagram, Goodreads, PinterestFacebook and Twitter.

The Giveaway!!
And to CELEBRATE the cover reveal, Michelle Madow is hosting a giveaway for an ARC (advanced reader copy) of The Secret Diamond Sisters. The winner will receive the ARC at the end of October, making them one of the first people in the world to read the book! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! (The giveaway is open to those living in the USA and Canada.)
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Juliana Haygert Double Cover Reveal!

We have two lovely covers we're about to present to you from the Everlast series, but before we do, take a peek at the first book in the series!!
Destiny Gift (Everlast #1) by Juliana Haygert
Genre: New Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Self

The Blurb:
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first. Check out my Review

Are you ready for the covers?? Drum Roll!! Here ya go!

Soul Oath (Everlast #2) by Juliana Haygert
Genre: New Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Expected Publication: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Self
Cover Design by: Okay Creations

The Blurb:
It’s been three months since Nadine last heard from Victor, Micah or Ceris, allowing her to concentrate on her own life. But until Victor and Micah find the scepters that will restore them as true gods, their human bodies will require her healing touch and it’s only a matter of time until they wreak havoc on her life again.

As if to prove that, Victor shows up at the hospital dragging along with him a swarm of demons. Nadine is forced to flee to safety. Despite her attempts to keep her loved ones protected, the demons find her, and they bring her to Imha, the goddess of Chaos.

Now, confronted by her greatest fear, Nadine finds a new motivation. Vengeance. And when seeking revenge, no risk is too great, including her own life.

Ready for the next cover!?

Cup of Life (Everlast #2.5) by Juliana Haygert
Genre: New Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Expected Publication: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Self
Cover Design by: Okay Creations

The Blurb:
His existence would mean nothing without her.

Check out my reviews of the books in this series!

Have you read these books by Juliana Haygert?

authorAbout the Author:
New Adult author and contributor at NA Alley blog.
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

To learn more about Juliana Haygert and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.