Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giveaway & Book Blitz: The Watcher - Lisa Voisin

The Watcher
Release Date: 03/04/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.


Michael leaned against a nearby rock, still watching me. With the orange-cast light from 

the street lamp playing off his skin, shadowing the muscles of his shoulders and arms, and 

the flickering of golden light his halo cast around him, he looked positively heroic, like a 

statue of an ancient god. 

“Where to now?” I asked, approaching him. 

The wind had swept his hair into a tangle of curls splayed in every direction, forming a 

dark, shadowy crown of their own. I reached over to smooth it, as if doing so was the most 

natural thing in the world, and he brushed his hand up my spine. Even through my jacket, 

a burning heat coursed through me. Touching the back of my head, he found my braid and 

pulled it out. He twisted it between his fingers, examining it, then looked up at me, his gaze 

open, unguarded, his pupils as wide and black as the night sky. A flush warmed the back of 

my neck and I stood there mesmerized by him, unable to look away. 

Arcing his other arm around me, he pulled me toward him and whispered, “I shouldn’t,” 

against the side of my face, as though it were a confession. Then, his lips cool and salty 

from the sea air, he kissed me with such tenderness it made my chest ache. 

But I didn’t need tenderness. I needed him. Since the last time we’d kissed, I’d been so 

careful around him, trying not to cross the invisible line that would either damn him or 

scare him away. I couldn’t be careful anymore. Gripping the front of his shirt, I pulled him 

closer, and he locked his arms around me like I’d always wanted him to, like maybe he’d 

never let me go. Sitting on the rock, he gathered me into him, sliding me onto his lap. My 

thighs straddled his hips and he let out the softest of moans, his lips grazing my throat, the 

side of my neck, the line of my jaw, before returning to mine. 

With a sharp inhale, he tensed and stopped kissing me. His eyes flashed a warning look—

full of fear, as though he’d gone somewhere fathomless inside himself that he’d sworn 

he’d never go. Standing, he guided me off his lap. When he spoke, his voice took on a deep 


“We’re not alone.”

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Praise for The Watcher:
"Voisin's THE WATCHER blends paranormal mystery and romance into a book that is sure to keep readers turning the pages late into the night."
-- Eileen Cook, author of THE ALMOST TRUTH

"Perfect for fans of angels and demons, Lisa Voisin has created an uplifting tale of redemption, love, and spirituality that gives hope. Never preachy, THE WATCHER is the perfect answer to critics who claim Young Adult literature is too dark."
-- Stephanie Lawton, author of WANT and SHRAPNEL

"The Watcher is stunning! A paranormal romance that you won't want to put down. Voisin will enthrall you until the very last page."
-- Stephanie Keyes, author, THE STAR CHILD series

 "Grips the reader, pulls them in and leaves them cheering for good!"
-- InD'tale Magazine

“The Watcher is my favorite angel fiction tale yet.”
-- Katrina @Kindred Dreamheart

“This book is phenomenal! I was hooked in right away and didn't want to stop.”
-- Michelle @Michelle’s Paranormal Vault

About the Author
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. In her spare time, she teaches meditation. So when she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counter the side effects of drinking too much coffee. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiance and their two cats.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Out of the Ashes - Diana Gardin

Series: The Ashes Series #1
Book: Out of the Ashes
Author: Diana Gardin
Publication dateDecember 12th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Book Synopsis:
Out of the frying pan and into the fire…
Paige Hill is discovering who she is again after losing everything she loves in a tragic fire. She’s endured a long road to recovery with the help of her best fiend Gillian and is finally beginning her life again: college, a job, and a blossoming love she never even saw coming.
Clay Forbes is the notorious campus playboy. He’s a star athlete, a senior architecture major, and the only son in a family with power and money back in his hometown. When he crashes into Paige, his whole perspective on life shifts, and his world as he knew it becomes nonexistent. He’s wrapped up in her.
They’re both learning how to love, but Clay’s ex-girlfriend Hannah won’t make it easy for them. She puts a target on Paige’s back, and won’t stop until she’s derailed their budding romance once and for all. Who will be left standing after the ashes settle for the second time?

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I'm a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is my second full time job to that, and I love it! I write Contemporary Romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. I'm also a former Elementary school teacher. I love steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and I hate working out. Look for more Contemporary Romance Titles from me soon, including Out of the Ashes (Ashes 1) and Wanted (Nelson Island 1).

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Book Blitz & Excerpt: The Perimeter - Shalina Boland

Series: Outside (#3)
Book: The Perimeter
Author: Shalini Boland 
Publication date: November 18th 2013
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

Book Synopsis:

In this fractured world, a sinister force is coming for Riley, and the only things keeping her safe are a perimeter fence and the people she loves. As her life is threatened, she must make impossible choices. But help comes from the most unlikely of places, and all Riley needs to know is: who can she really trust?

Meanwhile, a repentant killer searches for peace and salvation, but what he gets is the exact opposite. Now he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life.

The Perimeter is a darkly captivating dystopian tale of adventure, danger, love and redemption that will have you on the edge of your seat and up at night turning the pages to find out what happens next . . .

Series Synopsis:
Set in the near future, these three heart-stopping novels follow Riley as she overcomes the murder of her younger sister by tracking down the killer across a post-apocalyptic Britain. At the same time, she is forced to take on the might of a twisted regime intent on conquering the nation. The series is packed with action, suspense, drama and dystopian adventure.

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Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before children, she was signed to Universal Music as a singer songwriter. Now, writing novels has hijacked her life and she is usually to be found with a laptop welded to her fingers and the house in a permanent state of neglect.

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The Perimeter by Shalini Boland
The two men were youngish with beards, wearing layers of filthy clothing. One of them had a face-full of piercings – lip rings, eyebrow studs and a hoop through his nose. They were both skinny and hollow-cheeked with deep-set eyes. As they drew closer, I saw pure hostility in their faces and it took all my strength of will not to throw the truck into reverse and gun it all the way home.
‘What’s your business here?’ the man with the nose hoop called out.
I lowered the window a fraction. ‘I’m a friend of Lou’s.’
‘Lou?’ They took a few steps closer, their weapons still lowered.
‘Yeah. Fair-haired girl with two younger brothers. Lives up close to the compound wall.’
‘I know who Lou is,’ nose-hoop replied. ‘What d’you want with her?’
‘She helped me out yesterday. I’ve come to say thanks.’
‘Get out of the truck and I’ll fetch her over.’
‘I’d rather stay inside till she gets here if that’s okay.’
They stopped a few yards away and talked to each other in low tones so I couldn’t hear. By now, several other gypsies had come close to the wire fence to see what was going on. I’d started to cause a bit of a stir – exactly what I hadn’t wanted to do.
‘Out of the truck,’ nose-hoop repeated, aiming his rifle at the windscreen. ‘Slowly. Hands in the air.’
I hadn’t come here for a gunfight, so it didn’t look as though I had much choice. I would have to do as he asked

Friday, November 22, 2013

Saving wishes - G. J Walker- Smith review

Series: Wishes Series
Book: Saving Wishes
Author: G. j. Walker- Smith
Genre: Young Adult, Romance

Book synopsis:
For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.

She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.

Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.

When Adam D├ęcarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.

Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

Book Review:
You wanna talk about an emotional roller coaster? Let's go, after reading this book I am loaded with so much ammunition, you wouldn't even believe! 
Set on a small island, we meet the lovely Charli. Though I'm sure most people who live there wouldn't associate lovely and Charli into the same sentence, unless of course the word "not" is in there. It just makes me love her to bits more. She's misunderstood is how I see it, making her a very real big character on an island far too small for her. Throw in a cute American boy (whoops their on an island in Australia forgot to mention that part), an evil Parisian witch, and an older brother and you've got a recipe, for laughter, tears and car jerking plot twists. 
I loved every second of reading it, following our heroine as she stirs up trouble. You have no idea how many times I threw my iPod (on the couch of course) down freaking out and babbling about how I didn't see that one coming (ask my mom I think she thought I was having a stroke or something). 
What I really loved about it, was I guess how real it felt. You've got a small island girl (is that even a legit term? Oh well it is now ^.^) too big for the place she is and the people who live there, you've got the Beautifuls who just don't know when to quit (yeah the popular ones. Nasty and a few more choice words is how I would describe them but hey I may or may not be biased), and romance. It just sucked me into a world I wish I hadn't had to leave. 

Favorite Quotes:

"'You should be the one going, Alex. You were actually invited.'
'Can’t. I’m allergic to weddings'"

"Giving him directions was a service to the community. If Adam had been left to find it himself, every pedestrian in town would’ve been in mortal danger"

"She always let me know exactly how she felt. She was one of the most genuine people I knew on the inside, and yet every part of her appearance was fake – gaudy bleached hair, long acrylic nails and a fake tan in a strange shade of orange. The woman was a walking contradiction"

"'See the picture of the lighthouse on the rocks?'
“I see it.”
“Well, that’s the kicker. There’s no lighthouse in Pipers Cove. It’s a big fat lie. This little Cove is so boring that they had to invent a lighthouse. Tourists spend days looking for it.”

"I’m constantly looking for shifts in the universe. My brother tells me that I’d find a deeper meaning in a hole in the ground"

"'You look panicked, Charlotte,' he said, glancing across. 'Like you’re about to run away.'
'I can’t see myself jumping out of a moving vehicle.'
'Shall I speed up, just to be sure?'"

"'It gave me magical powers. Every kid wants superpowers, right?'
Adam chuckled, nodding his head. 'I guess so. What was the superpower you acquired?'
'I could freeze time,' I explained, a little too excitedly. 'Every picture ever taken is a fraction of a second, frozen in time forever'"

""A fraction of a second changes everything. Those pictures can never, ever, be recreated. I could take a million more pictures, standing in the exact same spot, and each one would be unique. The wind blows the leaves on the trees, waves crash to shore, tides change, sand shifts. Everything constantly changes"

"'I thought you didn’t believe in reading educational books.'
'I don’t. I believe in magic'"

"'What makes you think she’s upset?' I tried to sound innocent but he saw through me, as always.
'Charli, her mood is dark enough to steal sunlight'"

"'I know all the important French words.'
'And what are they?' he quizzed.
I ticked them off on my fingers. 'Bonjour, conte de fee and croissant'"

"backing down the driveway, dangerously close to the letterbox.
Adam motioned to her to stop. Too late. 'That’s going to hurt,' Adam murmured.
Gabrielle got out and inspected the damage. 'This is a sign,' she yelled, pointing at me.
'No,' I uttered, terrified. 'It’s a letterbox.'"

"There’s always a catch, Charli. You jump and then I catch. That’s always been the rule"

"'Stand for something, Nicole,' I growled. 'Or you’ll fall for anything'"

"I pointed to the letter in her hand. 'Those words weren’t meant for me.'
'Charli, the French language wasn’t meant for you.'"

"'I don’t think you’re going to need me when you jump this time.' Alex looked straight at me. 'This time, I think you’re going to fly.'"

All in all:
This book was fantastic. I adored every second of it, even at the end (thank god there's a sequel or I would be pulling hair out). With just so many things I love about books thrown into one I was on cloud 10 (yup I'm on new levels). I would recommend this book to anyone who is searching for a fantastic read. If you're that person, you've come to the right review. 

Giveaway & Book Blitz: Alive - Megan D. Martin

Series: Crave #1
Teacher: Alive
Author: Megan D. Martin 
Publication date: November 22nd, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance

Book Synopsis:

Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are  forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…

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Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Giveaway & Book Blast: Dogschwitz by Kim Cano

Book: Dogschwitz
Author: Kim Cano

Book Synopsis: 
When a basset hound named Rory survives the animal control gas chamber and becomes an internet celebrity, he attracts the attention of Anita, a just-dumped-by-her-boyfriend, luckless burger flipper, who travels cross country to adopt him.
Spurred by an online group called Animal Warriors, Anita then embarks on a mission to improve animal rights. Along the way, Rory brings Anita true love and financial success through a chance encounter with America’s 1%, proving her spontaneous rescue of Rory was the best decision of her life.

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Meet Kim Cano

Kim Cano is the author of For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. It also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart. 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets.

A Widow Redefined is Kim’s debut novel. It’s a story of a young woman’s journey through grief and the transformational power of friendship.

Kim’s most recent book is Dogschwitz. A novellete set in the future that explores the terrible time in American history when millions of unwanted dogs and cats were euthanized each year.

Kim lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Giveaway & Book Blast:Something Great - M. Clarke

Series: Something Great (#1)
Book: Something Great
Author: M. Clark
Genre:  New Adult, Romance

Book Synopsis:
She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Maxwell didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding and breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Maxwell, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, smooth words and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, her mind was utterly consumed by him. Would she be willing to ignore all the dangerous signs and jump into his arms? Or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?

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M. Clarke also known as Mary Ting 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. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Giveaway & Book Blitz (Book Trailer): Emotionally Compromised - A. Rosa

Book: Emotionally Compromised
Author: A. Rosa 
Publication dateNovember 15th 2013 
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Book Synopsis:

“A smile will get you far, but a smile and a gun will get you farther” -Al Capone.

Federal Agent Alex Turner deals better with guns than boyfriends, and prefers it that way. Her emotional range is bleak, but her aim is damn near perfect.

Thinking saving the world is a far easier task than dating, Agent Turner springs at the opportunity to prevent young scientist Marcus Gibbs from selling his biological weapon to the highest bidder. With her goal in sight, and Marcus eating out of the palm of her hand, an obstacle she doesn’t see coming interferes. Meet Jeremy Hunt — the distractingly handsome CEO of Sunscape Biotechnologies, and Marcus’s boss and best friend.

A man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, Jeremy’s never been one to take no for an answer, which has Agent Turner realizing for the first time that her wit might get her farther than her weapon. With no protocol or training to reference when it comes to matters of the heart, she worries that this might be her hardest assignment yet.

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A. Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giveaway & Book Blast: Eternal Echoes - Angela Corbett

Series: Emblem of Eternity (#2)
Book: Eternal Echoes
Author: Angela Corbett 

Book Synopsis:
She thought she stopped the evil.

She thought she was safe.

Everything she thought was wrong.

Almost four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her—but that wasn’t the end of the abductions. As an unknown evil emerges, Evie vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk.

With new powers she doesn’t understand and can’t control, she turns to Alex and Emil, her two soul mates, for help. But her feelings for them both are tearing her apart. She knows she has to decide between them; however, her memories are only making that choice more difficult.

As the world around her is thrown into chaos, Evie is confronted with what could be a destiny-altering truth. Will she accept her history, her memories, and her role in this life, or choose to ignore the echoes of her past?

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Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter for her local newspaper when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and listening to U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.

Angela writes under two names. Young Adult and New Adult titles are written as Angela Corbett. Adult titles are written as Destiny Ford.

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Giveaway & Book Blitz: Fighting for the Edge - Jennifer Comeaux

Fighting for the Edge (Edge #3)
by Jennifer Comeaux
Release Date: 11/05/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Two friends. Two dreams. One night that changes everything…

Ice dancer Aubrey London scoffs at romance. She’s focused on winning a medal at the upcoming Olympics and uses that as her excuse to avoid serious relationships. But when she and longtime friend Chris Grayden are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, Aubrey finds herself questioning everything she's ever known about love, complicating her life both on and off the ice.

Pairs skater Emily Petrov embraces romance. She and her husband Sergei still act like honeymooners two years after their wedding. As Emily’s coach, Sergei provides constant support while she prepares to challenge for gold at the Olympics. But Sergei’s support might not be enough to help Emily overcome the one challenge she never saw coming.

With the Games only weeks away, Emily and Aubrey are on the verge of realizing their dreams. But one snowy, stormy night sets in motion a series of events that will test them in ways they never imagined, giving them more to fight for than Olympic medals.

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"Jennifer Comeaux puts you in the action, makes you smell the ice and hear the roar of the crowd during the nail-biting competitions, and she's a master at creating first love jitters in your stomach from the steamy scenes that are so hot without being explicit." - Christina Jean Michaels, author of Epiphany

Both touching and suspenseful, Fighting for the Edge is a game changer that will have fans of the series giving both the characters and the author a standing ovation once they've turned the very last page. If I could pass out medals, Jennifer would earn gold for writing my favorite romance of all time.” – Jenna at Jenna Does Books

About the Author
Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is travelling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. Jennifer loves to hear from readers! Visit for contact information and to learn more about her books.

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