25 November 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Meritropolis (Meritropolis #1) by Joel Ohman

Meritropolis (Meritropolis #1)
by Joel Ohman.
Audience/Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult.
Publication: September 8th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System.

The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment–to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.

But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn’t an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing–not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science–is going to stop him.

Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn’t possibly have bargained for…

“Easier Said Than Outrun”

Charley crouched, motionless, willing himself not to blink. A bead of sweat bubbled across his eyebrow and clung to his eyelash: a warm and salty droplet hanging like a swollen piece of fruit, overripe and ready to fall. He stared straight ahead, eyes wide open; to move now would be disastrous.

The thing stopped, ears twitching. Charley willed himself not to make a sound, but was suddenly aware of the faint scent of his own sweat; he wondered whether the creature could smell it, too. He had been following it for half of the afternoon. By this point, the thing should have had ample opportunity to scent him, given Charley’s quite rudimentary tracking prowess, but it hadn’t yet. Each time Charley drew close enough to chance a shot with his bow—and he knew he would only have just one shot—the thing capered off, leading Charley even deeper into the brush.

Charley found it maddening how fast its four legs could move; the bushy forelegs of pillowy grey-white fur made it seem as immobile, docile, and non-threatening as a sheep. But, as Grigor had instructed earlier, to underestimate a llamabill was to invite disaster.

Charley reached over his head, slowly, and withdrew an arrow from his sheath.

The profile of the llamabill shifted slightly, revealing great big haunches of what Charley hoped would be today’s dinner, as well as the severe-looking face of a shoebill bird. Its body, with the exception of the incongruent webbed feet and feathery wings, was almost entirely reminiscent of a llama: big, wooly, and slightly ridiculous. The head, however, was no laughing matter. The wide shoe-shaped bill could decapitate a fully-grown man with one well-placed chomp. A standard shoebill stork is not a bird to be trifled with, at three-feet tall and a weight of ten pounds, let alone when it’s six-feet tall and a weight of 400 pounds with the body of an agile llama.

Charley notched the arrow and pulled back slowly.

He hated to do it, really he did. He didn’t enjoy the killing, but the truth of the matter was quite simple: they needed food, badly.

Charley steeled his resolve and dipped his head slightly downwards to his right shoulder while closing his left eye. He sighted in on the creature, aiming for the spot where its long wooly neck met its substantially muscled left shoulder. He reconsidered, tipping his bead slightly higher to avoid the feathery wing that jutted incongruently from the llamabill’s great side.

The muscles in Charley’s forearms stood out like corded bands. He held the bow drawn back all the way without wavering. He inhaled through his nose, and then expelled the air slowly through pursed lips, attempting to quiet his beating heart. He would release the arrow upon a full exhale, and in between heartbeats, just as Grigor had trained him.

It was as good of a shot as he would ever get. Charley didn’t really have to do anything, now. He just needed to relax the three fingers of his string hand, and the llamabill, still standing motionless, would be dead, motionless forever.

But he paused.

A glimmer of uncertainty, a pang of conscience—and for what? he wondered—it was just an animal.

The llamabill turned to look directly at him, its prehistoric eyes glinting sharply as they focused in on Charley.

A cold shiver crept up Charley’s spine. He had waited too long, and he knew it. The droplet of sweat plummeted from his eyelash, and Charley released the arrow. It went wild left, and the creature went wild right—directly at Charley.

The llamabill opened its enormous bill and screamed a challenge. For a moment, it looked like an anachronism to even more savage times, a winged dinosaur on the rampage.

Charley did the normal human thing first, and then the normal trained hunter thing second. He froze. Then he ran.

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Joel Ohman is the author of the Meritropolis series --"The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist". He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Angela and their three kids. His writing companion is Caesar, a slightly overweight Bull Mastiff who loves to eat the tops off of strawberries.

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24 November 2015

A Heartwarming Thanksgiving Tour & Giveaway: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb

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Some things don’t mix: champagne and pizza. Major holidays and once in a life-time, dream weddings. An uptight PhD Maid of Honor and a world weary, laid-back Best Man. But Ruthie Cain’s twin sister never received that memo. Rebecca (Becca) Cain has joined her bachelor and bachelorette parties with an afternoon at the dog park in San Francisco. The rehearsal dinner and Cain family reunion are scheduled for Thanksgiving Day in Lake Tahoe. And the guest list for the Saturday sunset wedding in the mountains overlooking the lake includes pets.

If only Ruthie was simply on the guest list. But her maid of honor duties have expanded to include more than holding the bouquet during the vows. Thanks to her psychology background, she's been elected to rein in Becca's bridezilla tendencies. Her fear of flying has made her chauffeur to not one, but two Great Danes. And she needs to find someone who can cook enough turkeys to feed a wedding party that keeps expanding by the hour.

Now if only she can persuade the best man, Matthew Wright, that his responsibilities include more than looking good in a tux, she might discover that sometimes the wrong things should mix.

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Matt squatted down and rubbed the golden coat of Lady, Steve and Becca's eight-month old Great Dane rescue puppy. But his focus remained on Ruthie as she circled around the tables toward him. He took in everything from her thick, loose braid that hung over her left shoulder to her scarf wilted against her belted jacket to her ease with the pony-sized dog that easily outweighed her by a good twenty-some pounds.
Duke thrust his black and white head in Matt’s face. He caught the dog’s drool with his hands before the dog dampened his t-shirt, wiped his wet palms on his jeans and stood. “Ruthie, you look exhausted.”
“I’ve been awake for over twenty-four hours thanks to flight delays.” She toasted him with her shot cup. “Becca made energy drinks so I’ll be fine.”
She’d be fine when her head dropped against a pillow and a down comforter covered her. She’d be fine when she closed her eyes for twenty-four hours straight. She’d be fine when she let someone take care of her. “Everyone would understand if you wanted to head back to Becca’s. You don’t need to stay here.”
“It’s Becca’s special week.” She fussed with Duke’s collar and avoided looking at him. “It’s about my sister, not me.”
It had been about Ruthie earlier in the year. She’d had her own special week planned like Becca. Except Ruthie had gotten engaged to the poorest example of a groom there ever was. Matt knew. He'd used his connections at the bureau to research Justin Samuel Cook, long time San Francisco resident and day trader, who’d traded his morals for money and Ruthie for another woman on their wedding day. “I can take you back.” I can take care of you.
She glanced at his motorcycle and then at him. “On your motorcycle?”
Her tone hinted at her dismay, but something like interest flashed in her pale blue eyes. He’d gotten her full attention. Finally. “Best way to experience the city is on the back of a bike.”
It was also the best way to discover why he was compelled to bring laughter into Ruthie's life. In high school he'd been content with her scowls and glares and occasional shy smiles. He'd known even than that Ruthie was special and he hadn't been quite good enough for her. Yet he’d always believed he had time to win Ruthie one day when he was better. When he was ready. But then she'd almost married another man.
He wasn't standing by and watching that happen again. Not without first finding out if Ruthie felt the same connection he did.

Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at: www.carilynnwebb.com

The Matchmaker Wore Skates, will release in February 2016 as the second story in the anthology, Make Me A Match.


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23 November 2015

Review: The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1) by Farah Oomerbhoy

The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1)
by Farah Oomerbhoy.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
Publication: August 15th 2015 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Aurora has had an awful life since her adoptive parents died. Then she lived with her aunt and uncle who treated her poorly. At 16, she starts having nightmares of when her biological mother was running with her while someone was trying to stab a knife into her heart. Her uncle and aunt take her out of school one day and she finds herself then thrust into a world of kings and queens, magic, magical creatures and dungeons. She is scared and doesn’t know what to do.

While locked away, she meets Kalen, Finn and then Rafe. Aurora takes to Kalen immediately. He talks a lot and is friendly. Finn later betrays Aurora. Rafe comes and rescues all of them. Aurora’s heart goes pitter patter and she swoons whenever Rafe is near. Rafe is the Black Wolf and is a mystery to everyone and is like a Robin Hood.

The reason she is betrayed by Finn is because Aurora is a princess. She was sent away to protect her when her Aunt Morgana tries to kill her whole family but doesn’t succeed with Aurora. But Morgana is now the Queen where Aurora should be the ruler. Morgana has been searching for her and was found and brought here to the dungeons where she escaped.

Rafe takes her to her grand uncle Duke Gabriel. Aurora is happy to meet someone who loves her and is family. But it is a short happiness, because Morgana is still looking for Aurora. Aurora finds that she has magic and must learn to use it to defend herself and become the rightful heir to the throne. Not only does she have to learn how to use it but that she is a fae-mage (Those that have both mage magic and fae magic). There hasn’t been one of those in a very long time and their powers are so strong that they are sometimes uncontrolled. Aurora has had an amulet worn around her neck that has kept her powers hidden from others and has helped subdue them until she learns more.

Her uncle tries to teach her magic but is not as successful and decides to send her to school with her cousin to learn more. She is to keep her fae-mage powers to herself and her identity to a few.

But nothing is easy for Aurora and she is still a teenager and makes many stupid mistakes. I understand some of what she did because she was bullied and tired of it. She had enough of that with her aunt and uncle. When Aurora finally encounters Morgana, the scene is epic and very interesting!

I loved the action in the book. I loved the adventure. I loved the descriptions and details given in the book as it made it more real and I could see it all in my head. I also wanted the food. It had me salivating. (I kid you not) I loved the magic and most of the people. The way the author slowly introduces Aurora’s world to her made it easier for me as a reader to learn things slowly too. The love that Aurora’s family for her is so sweet and she so needed that after being treated horribly by her aunt and uncle’s family and the loss of her adoptive parents. There are many twists and turns that kept me wondering what would happen next and an ending that will drive me crazy until the next book comes out. Grr.


For Farah Oomerbhoy, writing is a passion and reading her solace. She is a firm believer in the fantastic and magical, and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest.

Farah lives with her husband and three children in their family home in Mumbai, India. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai. Her first novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of the Avalonia Chronicles will be published worldwide in August 2015.

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Book Blast & Giveaway: Roman's Holiday by Susan Aylworth

Roman's Holiday
by Susan Aylworth.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: November 16th 2015 by Smashwords Edition.
Four years after Roman Kincaid was catapulted into stardom as a country-western singer and A-list movie star, he is burned out: exhausted by a grueling schedule, drained by the ceaseless demands of producers and managers, weary of meeting the needs of others at the expense of his own. Leaving a sold-out show in Phoenix, he rents a car and drives north and east, landing in the Painted Desert town of Rainbow Rock.
Nearly three years after leaving her old life behind, Lottie Beale is feeding people and baking pies, managing the Kachina Café and tending secrets of her own. When circumstances conspire to give two attractive people some time alone together amid the world-class vistas of the Four Corners, they discover more than either had bargained for.

“Ro-man! Ro-man!” A capacity crowd in the Ak-Chin Pavilion chanted his name under the starry desert sky, but Roman Kincaid barely heard it. He stood in the stage wings, gearing up for an encore and wondering when his dream had become a nightmare.
“Okay, guys,” he said to his back-up band via their ear buds. “One encore only. Let’s do ‘Gamble.’ Start with the chorus.” He took two steps toward the stage entrance, swinging his guitar into playing position.
Sam, his manager, caught his elbow. “Are you sure about this? That crowd adores you. You could probably play three encores, sell more CDs—”
“No.” Roman left no room for argument. “One and done. And no backstage stuff, either. I’m outta here.” He took a deep breath, pasted on the same fake, crowd-pleasing smile he’d used in the last half-dozen shows, and jogged back onto the stage to the roar of twenty thousand excited voices. He strummed the intro and launched into the chorus of his first number-one hit:
“Love is such a gamble.
You break a new deck every time.
Sometimes you’re dealt the aces;
Others you draw to nines.
But when I met you, I knew it was true.
A winning hand you seemed.
Now I have the rush of a royal flush.
You are the gamble of my dreams.”
The crowd cheered wildly as he played his way through the music he now sang in his sleep. In fact, he realized as he watched fans taking up the beat and clapping along, that was pretty much what he was doing now. He struggled to suppress a yawn during the guitar interlude as he turned to acknowledge his band.
I spent my early life dreaming of a crowd like this. When did performing start to feel like a chore? He put the thought away. Lately he’d been thinking of times when he’d heard of some celebrity being hospitalized for exhaustion and assumed it was a euphemism for drug rehab. Now he wondered. When was the last time I felt truly rested? The question was an imponderable. Months, at least.
He hit the last chord and took a deep bow, then shouted, “Thank you, Phoenix!” and dashed off-stage.



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Susan Aylworth started her first book when she was nine. “It was called Buff, The Proud Stallion. I wrote eight whole pages.” For her fifth grade career day, she stated her ambition to become “a rich and famous author.” Decades later, she is pleased to have achieved the ‘author’ part of that goal. A former university professor, she enjoys researching backgrounds and careers for her novels. “It’s one way to live many lives at once.” She lives in northern California with her husband of 45 years and two spoiled cats.

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21 November 2015

Review: How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks

How to Lose a Bachelor
by Anna Banks.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: November 9th 2015 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss).
When Rochelle Ransom auditioned for the dating show Luring Love, she had big plans for winning the prize money to help her favorite charity–and if she won the hot bachelor's heart, even better. But at the last minute she finds out the hot bachelor is her ex-boyfriend, Grant Drake. Desperate to keep her distance from him, she'll do anything–and everything–to get voted off.

Years ago, Rochelle broke Grant’s heart, and he's out for revenge. There's no way he'll vote her off.

After all, vengeance is a dish best served red-hot...and on live television.

When her hilarious antics to get kicked off the show escalate, Grant’s reminded why he fell in love with her the first time. Now he isn't sure which might be more fun... Seeing how far Rochelle is willing to go to get away or how far he will to keep her forever

“Aaaand rolling!” Chris said, retaking the director’s seat a few feet away.
Grant could practically feel the cameras focusing back on him. “I’ve decided to be America’s reporter for the day,” he said, having already memorized his lines. “So I have a few questions to ask that I think everyone will want to know—including me.” Their eyes locked. So did Rochelle’s jaw. Grant paused for effect. Then, “Why on earth would you choose to audition for a sleezy show like Luring Love?”
“CUT!” yelled Chris.
“I mean, have you really drained the dating pool already?” Grant continued, getting angrier with each word out of his mouth. These were, after all, valid questions. Never in a million years would Rochelle have chased after a man—so why the hell was she here? “What would your mother say? Coming on a show like this to paw at a man who’s already got nine other women doing the same thing?”
“I said cut!” Chris growled.
“Oh, are we going to talk about mothers, then?” Rochelle flung back her hair. “Instead of dating pools, let’s talk about gene pools—and the fact that you and your four siblings originated from separate ones!”
“Cut, cut, cut!” Chris had his hand on Grant’s shoulder, but Grant wouldn’t turn his eyes away from Rochelle. Her expression read Challenge Accepted.
Did she really just insult his mother’s…need for variety in life? He couldn’t let that low blow go unpunished. “Let’s do talk about gene pools and how we both know that cleavage of that particular magnitude doesn’t run in your family.”
Taken aback, Rochelle clutched at her shirt. Grant felt a win on the horizon, if hurling mother insults could, in fact, be considered winning at anything. “It’s a halter top, moron. It’s designed for cleavage. Besides, you didn’t seem to be complaining when I walked in!” she added.
His mouth fell slightly ajar. She noticed me noticing. Did the crew? Will America? “It doesn’t suit you,” he blurted. A complete lie. It enhanced an already irresistible figure—so much so that he just might have been willing to change his general opinion on how much cleavage a woman should expose in public. In fact, he suspected he’d change his view on world peace if Rochelle sat on his lap and asked him to.
“Really? Everything underneath suited the hell out of you before!”
“For God’s sake,” Chris said, standing in front of Grant to block his view of Rochelle. “Are we speaking the same language?”

Reviewed by Kelly

This is a great book to laugh away at. It will definitely brighten your mood!

This is a book of second chances. Both Rochelle and Grant have never stopped loving each other. They just needed a reminder. Grant let Rochelle go by pushing her away when she was going to law school. He was going to propose to her. Rochelle was going to ask him to come with her. Grant thought she was done with him by applying to a school far away without talking to him first. But they didn’t talk about it first and when Rochelle was going back to talk to him she saw something that made it clear in her mind that he was done with her.

Now they are both on a reality bachelor show. Rochelle is on it to win it only for the money to give to the women’s Domestic Violence Charity she supports. She is willing to humiliate herself for the cause. Grant is the bachelor because his friend from the show told him Rochelle was on it and Grant wanted a little revenge. Now Rochelle doesn’t want to be on it anymore. But when the producer saw the reactions from both of them, he saw ratings increase and gave Rochelle double the winnings himself if she stayed on the show and it didn’t matter when she was voted off. Well, she tried to make sure she was voted off. She wore a stinky sweatshirt that would irritate Grant. But it also made her look ridiculous. She did everything to make him vote her off. But the producer has other things up his sleeve too! Rochelle continued to try stupid stunts to get her voted off. She got drunk and went into a maze. That was funny but my favorite was when they all went skydiving and Rochelle vomited all over everyone. I doubled over laughing so hard because the description was very detailed.

Well, when they both realized that they still did care for each other, there were more obstacles in their path and being on a reality TV show where they aren’t supposed to know each other and are constantly on camera there isn’t any time to talk alone. So, they both make assumptions and both get played and the other women are fed up with Rochelle except for Maya and Ellie. Those two are sweet.

Anyway, the book has many sweet moments too. There are also twists and turns and reminders why I hate reality TV. I found myself laughing so hard at several situations that my husband thought I was a Looney tune for it!

The characters were very believable and women can be very nasty! Men can be nasty too!! The story kept me engaged. One thing that bothered me is that both Rochelle and Grant had hang-ups over their breakup and it drove me crazy when I was in their head with their thoughts. Some of it seemed petty. But I suppose they couldn’t talk it over until they were finally able to near the ending. THE NEXT SENTENCE IS A SPOILER SO BEWARE: The other thing that bothered me was in the epilogue. I am a labor and delivery nurse and the whole thing was way off and where it may not bother you, It more than bothered me!

Thanks to Lisa from Tasty Tours for getting me a copy to review at the last minute! The opinions are my own!I also bought my own copy!!

NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012) OF TRITON (2013) OF NEPTUNE (2014). Repped by rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency. I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can't walk in high heels, but I'm very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.

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