Iniquity by Melody Winter #CoverReveal

Iniquity
Melody Winter
(Ascent, #1)
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?

She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.

But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.

As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.

Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.

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Author Bio:

Growing up, Melody showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced the methodical times she spends working with numbers fuel her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.

Melody Winter lives in York, North Yorkshire, England with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the nearby beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures.

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My Lord Ghost: #NewRelease and a #Giveaway

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Today, we are excited to announce the release of My Lord Ghost, book two of The Grace Sisters Trilogy. Sweet, warm and alluring, My Lord Ghost is the new romantic novel by award winning author Meredith Bond that promises to captivate your heart.

Buy now! My Lord Ghost is available on sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. Also, read on and find out how you can join My Lord Ghost Giveaway Contest and WIN!

My Lord Ghost by Meredith Bond

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Cherished #CoverReveal

Cherished
Christina Bauer
Publication date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.

Someone’s trying to kill her.

Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.

In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart…

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#BookBlitz: Material Witness by Lisa Mondello

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Special 99 Cents Promotion!

MATERIAL WITNESS, the thrilling, action-packed romantic suspense novel from New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Mondello, is now on sale for 99 cents only (Regular price: $4.99)! Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as the one of the Best Indie Books of 2012, Material Witness will keep you on the edge of your seats from cover to cover.

Hurry, grab your copy today. This offer is available until September 18 only. Continue reading #BookBlitz: Material Witness by Lisa Mondello

A Mortal Song: A story full of magic, adventure, and a little romance

A Mortal Song
Megan Crewe
Publication date: September 13th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sora’s life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.

Heir to Mt. Fuji’s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother’s last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents’ true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world’s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.

As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she’s ever known.

“Megan Crewe’s A Mortal Song is engrossing from the first chapter. The world of the kami is beautifully fantastic and delicately drawn, and the switched-at-birth scenario made me instantly feel for both of these resilient, brave girls. A Mortal Song has lots of magic, lots of heart, and lots to love.” -Kendare Blake, author of Three Dark Crowns


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My TBR List (Or, What I’m Reading Now)

Hi everyone! I hope all the US readers had a great Labor Day (and all the rest of you had a great week)! I’ve been hosting so many blog tours recently and have been reading a lot of ARCs, so I wanted to update on what books are on my non-ARC TBR list. I’d love to hear suggestions in the comments for other books to add to my list!


img_4075-editedThis is my TBR shelf. These are only the hard copy books on my list. I have triple (or more) this number on my kindle already. Except for the book on the top (Chakana by W.E. Lawrence–which was sent to me by the author) these are all books that I have purchased myself.

I would love to hear which of these books you LOVED and why! I can’t decide which one I will start with (after I finish my ARC review list). What’s on your TBR list??

 

Rhodi’s Light: An Action Packed Thrill Ride!

Rhodi’s Light
Megan Linski
(Rhodi Saga #1)
Published by: Gryfyn Publishing
Publication date: September 4th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?

The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more.

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War, Intrigue, and Love: Review of Heartborn

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Author: Terry Maggert
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
I received this book as an ARC from the author.

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Synopsis from the Author

Her guardian angel was pushed.

Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner.

His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival.

Until Keiron arrives. Continue reading War, Intrigue, and Love: Review of Heartborn

New Release: Brody and the Lonely Kraken, a children’s picture book

brody and the lonely krakenAuthor: KayeC Jones and Russ Hughes

Publication Date: August 22, 2016

Received From: ARC from author

Synopsis from Amazon

It was a beautiful day at the beach and Brody was having fun in the sand. When everyone watched a boat pulled down by gigantic tentacles, everyone was ran away from the beach. But brave Brody decides to find out what happened and why.


My Thoughts

This is a cute children’s picture book that teaches kindness and doing nice things for other people. Brody demonstrates kindness by befriending the Kraken, who believes no one wants to be his friend. The Kraken demonstrates kindness by saving people who find themselves in undesirable situations near the water.

The illustrations are beautiful, colorful and bold. The writing is easy to read while still teaching the lesson of kindness and friendship. I highly recommend this book for children and their parents to enjoy together!

This book is being released on August 22, 2016. Get it on Amazon!

Learn more about KayeC and Russ and their wonderful series of children’s books at their website: www.cozybearstudio.com

Captivate Me Review and #Giveaway!!

Captivate Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Captivate Me is Book One of The Captivated Series, a Young Adult Paranormal Romance

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one,” you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

 

My Thoughts on Captivate Me

If you asked me what my favorite kind of book is, I would tell you it is this book. I love a book full of romance, fantasy and twists, which is exactly what this book offers to readers.

From the beginning, I was enthralled with this book. The writing was wonderful and I could relate to the characters. Kat has a history of trouble fitting in with her classmates, which I’m sure almost everyone who has gone to high school can relate to (although for most of us, it’s not because we can move things with our minds). She yearned to fit in, which might have clouded her judgment a bit and caused some of her troubles throughout the story. I really enjoyed the love story between Kat and Gabe. They are so sweet together and treat each other well, unlike the characters in many young adult novels these days. You can really believe that they are soul mates.

The magic and range of “gifts” the characters in this book possess is reminiscent of X-Men, but is unique enough to feel interesting and new. I get tired of some of the mythologies and magic in young adult books because they all seem the same, but this is very different than the books I have read lately.

This book has it all: fantasy, magic, romance, and suspense. There are major twists that you don’t see coming until it’s too late. You will get sucked in and not want to put this book down!

I recommend this book for teenagers and young adults (and not so young adults!) It is the first book in the series, so you will want to be sure to also check out Fight For Me, which is also out now. My review of Fight For Me is below.

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Fight For Me
S.J. Pierce
Publication date: February 14th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

A fresh start – something Kat and Gabriel thought they would find when they left their pasts behind at Midland Pines High and moved to a compound for hybrids. Or at least safety from a witch seeking revenge. But now… that’s all changed. Now, thanks to a flirty hybrid hell-bent on winning Gabriel’s attention, the terrifying visions of another prophetic Gifted, and the strange and worrisome behavior of one of their closest friends, Kat finds herself fighting for things that had once come so easily, including her relationship with her soulmate. And now she’s afraid.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.

 

My Thoughts on Fight For Me

I enjoyed Fight For Me just as much as Captivate Me, but in different ways. In Fight For Me, we get a new setting, which I always find a nice change. Getting to learn about a new location, especially one as magical as the hybrid compound, is exciting. And a good love triangle makes things exciting as well.

Before the events of Fight For Me, Kat and Gabe have only been together for a short time and have not had any real turmoil in their relationship. The move to the compound and the introduction of new people throws a wrench in their perfect relationship and they have to learn how to grow together and trust each other. They also get the opportunity to grow personally and develop their individual interests.

There is another unexpected twist that throws everything into chaos and you won’t see it coming until it happens (or at least I didn’t).

I recommend this book for teenagers and adults who enjoy young adult paranormal romance novels.

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Author Bio:

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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