27 June 2016

Book Blitz & GIveaway: Therian (The Bloody Crescent #1) by Roxanne Kade

Therian (The Bloody Crescent #1) by Roxanne Kade.
Audience/Genre: Mature Young Adult, Paranormal.
Publication: Re-release date: June 10th 2016 48fourteen.
All Amberlyn Darksky has ever wanted is to be normal.

Amber has never been ordinary. She has a gift, the ability to see memories through simple touch, and for her it’s a curse. Especially when she has to relive her mother’s death, on the night she was born, through her father’s eyes. Leading a sheltered life for years under his constant watch has her yearning for freedom and her acceptance into Cyprus Falls University gives her just that.

Plunged into a world of true love, heartache, seduction, and horror, with a deepening affection for Tayelon Cree, and the undeniable allure of Lucard Colbaine, can she accept what either of them represent in her life? And what about the steely-eyed vampire who invades her dreams?

When the blackouts and nightmares begin, Amber fears the pain that rips into her soul and threatens to destroy her. Before long, she is faced with the truth of her destiny as well as the devastating secrets that surround the people she holds dearest; dark secrets that will truly change the course of her very existence.

Amberlyn will have to fight as hard as possible to remain human while the beasts inside her rage to take over.

“Need a little help?” someone asked from her left.
Amber looked up and caught her breath, her gaze fixed on the deepest, liquid hazel eyes she’d ever seen. The handsome guy in front of her smiled and inclined his head. She kept staring, taking in his tall frame and wide shoulders. He wore a bright aqua t-shirt that hugged his torso and contrasted beautifully with his deeply tanned muscular arms. Amber’s heart fluttered and a rush of desire erupted over her entire body. Never before had she experienced such overwhelming feelings. She was aware that she stood with her mouth gaping open like a fool but she couldn’t stop herself. He was beautiful, handsome, sexy…Oh my God! He’s smoking hot! Amber couldn’t find her voice, and his brow furrowed when she still hadn’t spoken.
“Ah, I...I’m looking for East Wing Hall,” Amber blurted out, her skin burning red-hot. She hated that her cheeks betrayed her embarrassment, and desire, so easily.
“Oh, that’s easy. It’s this building over here.” He pointed to a row of blue oblong shapes on the map. “East Wing Hall” was printed above them. “My sister stays in the same building. I can show you if you want?”
She nodded.
His frown disappeared and was replaced by a huge grin that showed off his perfectly white teeth. Who is this gorgeous person standing before me? she wondered. He portrayed a certain confidence about himself, but it was not filled with arrogance. His smile was warm enough to melt the iciest heart, and Amber’s refused to stop its erratic beat. She couldn’t drag her eyes away from his lips, wondering what it would be like to touch them with her own. Would they be firm or soft? She bit her lower lip, lost in the fantasy of her first kiss, until she realized he was waiting for her.
“Thanks,” she responded. Calm down, she told herself. Try to act normal before he starts thinking of you as a freak.
Amber turned to pick her bags up off the floor, but her handsome escort had already grabbed them.
“I’m Taye.”
“Hi, Taye. I’m Amberlyn.” She shook the waiting hand he managed to hold out between her bags, forgetting about her gift and her promise to herself to avoid as much physical contact as she possibly could.

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Roxanne Kade lives in the land of Funsunzi. Affectionately named by the locals for its fun, sun and sea, Durban, South Africa is a culturally diverse and beautiful city that offers warm weather, big smiles and a host of attractions.

Roxy spends her nine to five in the finance division of a shipping company and is currently studying her degree in Financial Accounting.

Words are her escape from reality. When She's not working, writing or studying, she can be found devouring a book or baking to her heart’s content.

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Review: O'er The River Liffey (Power of the Matchmaker) by Heidi Ashworth

O'er The River Liffey (Power of the Matchmaker) by Heidi Ashworth.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Historical Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: June 1st 2016 by Dunhaven Place Publishing.
From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This is a very sad story that ends happily but after many years. I loved the writing. The scenery that the author put us in was easily seen in my head and I longed to go there. The characters are relatable.

Caroline has only a father left. He has made his money and is determined to find his daughter a husband with a title. Caroline is okay with that. She loves her father. But when she gets to the home of the possible future husband, she meets his brothers tutor. He is well mannered and kind and smart and everything she wants in a husband. Now she has feelings and when her father sees that everything is not going the way he wants, he changes her life in a horrible way.

Niall was once of money. But his father lost it all. Now he is an educated man who teaches children. He finds himself falling for Caroline. She adores the children and she is kind to him and they are alot alike. Niall knows it can't be besides the matchmaker told him he would find his match on the bride over the River Liffey with blue eyes and her name starts with an L. Caroline has blue eyes but that is where it ends. He can't help but long for her. Then she disappears.

When they meet again. It is many years later and starts off sad before the happily ever after begins.

If you like stories of overcoming obstacles, historical fiction, matchmakers, and finding lasting love than this is it!

Heidi Ashworth, best-selling, award-winning author of traditional regency romance, lives in the San Francisco bay area, but she lost her heart across the pond when she was very young. She read her first regency romance when she was four years old (just a few words, but it was enough). The first one she wrote took place in Paris circa 1974 but such gaffes are mere trifles when you are only ten. Since then she has sharpened her skills and garnered a few accolades; Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind hit the number one spot on several of Amazon's regency romance lists in both the U.S. and England, while its sequel earned a finalist position in the Whitney Awards (both are available via Montlake Romance).Her novella, It Happened Twelfth Night, is one of six short stories in the first volume of the award-winning, best-selling series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, via Mirror Press, and the third book in her Miss Delacourt series, Lord Haversham Takes Command, was re-released in a box set entitled "Every Hope: A Triple Treat Romance", in December 2014, also via Mirror Press. Her latest in the Miss Delacourt series, Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice, garnered a 4.5 star Crowned Heart review from InD'tale Magazine and is currently a 2015 RONE Award finalist. Coming December 2015, A Midwinter Ball from the Timeless Regency Collection by Mirror Press and O'er the River Liffey in June 2016.

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25 June 2016

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Portal to Kerberos (Elementals #4) by Michelle Madow

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos, is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to a new and dangerous world to save one of their own, battling monsters and trying to keep their sanity in a prison dimension designed to make them lose their minds.

The Portal to Kerberos (Elementals #4) by Michelle Madow.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: September 2016 by Dreamscape Publishing.
She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.

After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that's filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?

In this penultimate book of Nicole’s story, join the Elementals as they journey through hell to save the world… before it’s too late.

The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows. To grab a copy of the first book for free, visit www.michellemadow.com.

Michelle is hosting a giveaway for a Kindle Fire! To enter the giveaway click here!

Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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24 June 2016

Release Day Celebration & Giveaway: From Titans (Descendant Prophecies #4) by Mary Ting

The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus.

No one is safe. Not even the humans. Visit the world of Descendant Prophecies in FROM TITANS by Mary Ting…

From Titans (Descendant Prophecies #4)
by Mary Ting.
Audience/Genre: Fantasy, Mythology.
Publication: June 24th 2016.
Everyone is searching for Mason.

Zeus sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success. A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter Eris’s world to rescue him.

At the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold water King Midas used to wash himself free of his gift. Further chaos follows when Eris not only sets up a hunt in the Labyrinth of Crete, but makes a bargain with the Titans she rescued.

The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus. No one is safe. Not even the humans.

“We have to go,” Nick stated.
“We have to prepare ourselves. We could be walking into a trap,” Zara said.
“We’re not going. We can’t give her the satisfaction of thinking she bested us all,” Zeus countered fiercely.
“Don’t be ridiculous, brother,” Hades retorted, draping his arm around Persephone.
“Cronus could be waiting for us to take his revenge,” Poseidon added.
“Then let him,” my mom roared. “I have his sickle, the one he used to defeat his own father, Ouranus. And this time, I’ll end him for good.”
Then everyone’s shouts blended into one as the walls closed in on me.
“I’m going. No one is going to stop me,” Amanda muttered.
“Me too,” Everett said sternly.
The voices became nothing but murmurs lost in my head. As the room began to spin, white dots flashed before my eyes. Icy chills rushed through me, and everything went dark.

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nternational Bestselling, Award-Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great.
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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Such A Daring Endeavor (Stolen Tears #2) by Cortney Pearson

Such A Daring Endeavor (Stolen Tears #2)
by Cortney Pearson.
Audience/Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult.
Publication: June 23rd 2016.
Hope only fades if you allow it to…

Now that Talon Haraway has been taken captive by the Arcaians, Ambry knows it’s only a matter of time before he is executed. But to make matters worse, she must go against her once-best-friend, Gwynn Hawkes, to free him. Whether Ambry likes it or not, drinking those tears changed Gwynn. Not only is she subjecting her kinsmen’s magic, but with Tyrus preoccupied with his upcoming war, Gwynn is acting more and more in Tyrus’s stead, giving commands and leading skirmishes.

Ambry refuses to believe Gwynn is gone for good, however. Along with juggling with her forbidden feelings for Talon, her desire to free her people’s magic, and the ever-growing need to protect the tears from being drunk, the solution to stopping Gwynn means hoping harder than she ever has before. Hope can’t undo what magic has already done, but paired with action–and her newfound magic–Ambry’s hope in Gwynn might be just what her friend needs to leave the dark path she’s on.

“Stop following me,” she orders, her dark eyes glimmering.
“While I’d be the first to admit you’re even prettier in the shadows,” says Ren, “I’m not following you.”
“Oh no? Then what do you call this?” She gestures around her.
“A stairway,” says Ren. “And the way to the dungeons, where I’m currently headed.”
The girl glares at him. After several long moments of obvious examination, she concludes, “Whatever your business down here is, keep your nose out of mine.”

“My nose didn’t have any such notion,” Ren assures as she scampers down the final few steps.

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Join Ambry Csille in her quest to rescue a stolen vial of tears containing the most powerful magic ever shed. Ambry makes deals with sirens, plunges deep into love with a mysterious warrior before knowing the secrets of his past (including the very reasons she can’t be with him), and fights off soldiers who wield claws that can suck the very magic from her bones.

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Cortney Pearson is a mother, a musician, and a lover of all things pink and sparkly. She is the author of Phobic, about doors that shouldn't be opened, and the Stolen Tears series, about an enchanted vial of tears and the girl chosen to wield them. Cortney lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town. She believes anything can be made better with a good attitude and a book tucked away for those just-in-case times.

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