Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives BLOG TOUR!












Title: Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives

Author: Joni Parker

Genre: Urban Fantasy


In this second installment of The Admiralty Archives, the warrior Lady Alexin, the Keeper of the Keys for the Elf realm of Eledon, finds herself exiled to the harsh world of near-future London. Rendered little more than a political pawn by the Elfin Council of Elders to avoid a war with the Rock Elves, she has little choice but to struggle to find her way in this strange new land. Taken under the protection of kindly mentors, Vice Admiral Malcolm Teller of the British Royal Navy and his wife, Alex brings all her skills to the fore as she uncovers a series of deadly plots.

Murder is on everyone's mind as an underground White Supremacist organization takes aim at
Admiral Teller while two wizards, resurrected from death, must kill Alex in order to survive. To make matters worse, the Rock Elves dispatch a hundred assassins from Eledon with their sole mission to bring Lady Alexin to the very… Edge of Death.




Author Bio

Writing fantasy novels are Joni Parker’s passion. She’s completed two series so far: “The Seaward Isle Saga” and “The Chronicles of Eledon.” Her latest series, “The Admiralty Archives, is a three-book series that begins with the “Curse of the Sea.” The second book is called “Edge of Death” and the third will be finished next year. In addition to her novels, Joni enjoys writing short stories and has
contributed two stories to the anthology, “Beyond Tucson: Adventures in the Multiverse” with her
writing group. Joni retired from the U.S. Navy and the Department of Homeland Security and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her sister.




           Amazon ** Twitter ** Facebook **  Author Website ** Goodreads ** Amazon Profile




Book Excerpt


An unusual sound caught her attention and she gazed out the sunroof of the black limousine. It was a
helicopter. Or a chopper. A helo—whatever they called it. Alex leaned her head back and sighed.
What was it doing here? It wasn’t part of the motorcade. Over the past few weeks, she’d seen a lot
of them flying in and out of Portsmouth’s Royal Naval Base in southern England. The Royal Marines
had told her about them. This one hovered way too close. The pilots smiled and waved at her, so she
waved back. Friendly, she thought, at first. But why were they wearing sunglasses on a cloudy day?
Her instincts told her something wasn’t right. Who were these men? Assassins? Why were they
waving at me? The hairs on the back of her neck rose as she thought of the worst-case scenario. The
helo was going to attack them.

She nudged Leftenant Nelson of the British Royal Navy—the red-haired, fair-skinned man raised his chin, but his eyes remained fixed on the screen of his mobile. He played a video game to pass the time.

“Wait.” The young officer pushed the buttons with his thumbs and stared intensely at the small screen. The car crashed and the game ended. “Damn it!” He shook his fist and gritted his teeth.
“I can’t get past this level. What in the bloody hell do you want?” He pulled his ear buds out and
turned sharply; his eyes narrowed—his anger still prevailing.

“Sorry, but why is that helicopter flying so low?” Alex pointed up. She had learned one thing
about the mortal world—it could be dangerous here.

“It’s just a traffic helicopter, looking for accidents on the highway.”

“So why are those men wearing sunglasses? It’s cloudy out.”

“They’re pilots—they think it makes them look cool.” He waved his hand dismissively and
went back to his game.

“Good.” Alex felt relieved. Her instincts were wrong. No need to worry. This was normal.
Since that night she was supposed to return home to Eledon, but couldn’t, she wasn’t quite sure
what was normal and what wasn’t here in the mortal world. She relived the scene, repeating in her
head on an endless loop and clenched her jaw. Lord Fissure of the Rock Elves had threatened to kill
her grandfather if she tried to return home—and the sneer on his face told her that he’d won.





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Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas BOOK REVIEW!







Title: The Lady of the Camellias

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Year Published: 1848


This classic romantic tragedy is the story of Armand Duval and his everlasting one true love for a courtesan named Marguerite Gautier.

Thought their story doesn't start in a happy place the light of their adventures together is soon seen as Armand recounts the story of his love to a writer. Do you believe in love at first sight? Well Armand probably didn't either until he met Marguerite at the theater. Even from a distance her beauty and elegance quickly slammed right into poor Armand pulling him in to the world of Paris courtesans.

Marguerite couldn't stop herself from falling in love with the odd fellow that was captivated by her glamour. Marguerite is in a tough position in life with no way of supporting herself other than being a courtesan and as you know the first rule to being a courtesan is never fall in love with a client. Marguerite however can't help herself as she falls even deeper in love with Armand and his simplicity. Unfortunately life doesn't come that simple and in order to live her life with Armand she must give up her posh high class position as Armand doesn't possess the fund in order to keep her in her high class lifestyle to which she is used to being.

Even as Armand pulls every string he can in order to keep Marguerite as his own he knows deep down that he can not give her what her rich clients can. Hope is all that Armand has as he tries to live his life with Marguerite by his side but things soon begin to fall apart as Marguerite longs for her former life despite her love for Armand.


Armand feels he might be in over his head but will his love be enough?




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Thoughts: I enjoyed this book very much even in it's tragic state. This story though very old was easy and fluid like to read and almost felt like watching a movie. I did however have one problem with the story but this might just be my opinion, I found Marguerite's character to be very annoying and narcissistic in her treatment of Armand. If I am being honest the only reason I can see him ever sticking around is if he was a super love sick fool trapped in a spiders web. 





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Monday, August 19, 2019

Dark Sun Rising by K.M. Martinez BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY!











Title: DARK SUN RISING (The Continuous War, #1)

Author: K.M. Martinez

Publisher: K.M. Martinez

Formats: Paperback, eBook


Melanie Mendez of Clan Kale isn’t sure if she believes in angels, but she’s pretty sure
she’s not a descendant of one.

Her grandmother, the Elder of Clan Kale, would beg to differ. Her brothers, Victor and
Gabe, would tell her to shut up about it and just do what she's supposed to do: fight.
Specifically, they want her to follow The Ways by participating in the Agora–the annual
gathering where the seven clans compete for honor.

But Mel has never been one for competition, and the other clans have started to take
notice. When she narrowly avoids being killed by a mysterious man the night before the
Agora, she can't help but wonder if the other clans have judged her according to The
Ways: as a traitor.

One way or another, this Agora is about to turn deadly.


Book Links: Goodreads ** Amazon   
FREE on KU!


Author Bio

KM Martinez lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is a fan of books, sports, and
movies/television. Her first novel, Dark Sun Rising, is set to be released in August 2019.
When she’s not writing book two she is busy with work, friends, family, and Brazilian Jiu
Jitsu.








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                                             >>>   GIVEAWAY   <<<

              3 winners will win an eBook of DARK SUN RISING, INTERNATIONAL.



Book Excerpt

“You know, Mel,” Gabe said. He was six beers in and on his way to being sloppy drunk. Mel shoved his water toward him. She was pulling the plug. “Once, just once, I wish you would consider competing in Decerto. I’d love it if you’d put Cori O’Shea on her ass. Can you imagine, brotha?” He looked toward Victor. “All of Clan Ferus would go to bed weeping into their pillows.”

Mel rolled her eyes. There might’ve been a time when she and Cori O’Shea could’ve been friends—maybe even more than friends—but now they were at odds. Or rather, Cori was at odds with Mel for refusing to compete in the games.

“I’m sure Cori would love for me to compete,” she said, “but it’ll be a cold day in hell before I do
anything for her benefit.”
“She insults you all the time,” Gabe said. “Don’t you want to shut her face?”
“Nope,” Mel said. But she did. She really did.
“You should just kiss her already,” said Victor. “It’ll cut the tension.”
Mel turned her whole body toward her older brother. Unlike Gabe, he had stopped drinking awhile
back, and was sucking water out of a straw. “Shut up and drink your water,” she said angrily. “And mind your business.”

Her brothers snorted and laughed. They sounded like donkeys.

When they finally piled into Victor’s new truck—a birthday present he’d bought for himself—it was after midnight. They quickly decided they would sleep at Mel’s. Victor said he had his luggage in the back of the truck with everything he needed for the next two weeks, which pretty much confirmed to Mel that he and his wife had a major fight. Mel and Gabe again exchanged a look, but they refrained from asking questions.
The ride home was quiet. Gabe passed out in the back seat, and Mel and Victor felt no need to speak.
Mel leaned back on the headrest, letting the drive lull her into a light doze. Before she knew it, Victor
was pulling into her driveway.

Mel’s house was a simple three-bedroom on the west side, just outside of town. The neighborhood was quiet and dark; no one kept their porch light on.
But as soon as Mel opened the front door, she knew something was off. It was too dark, too quiet, like when the electricity cuts off at night. She felt, rather than heard, movement from behind the door, and she threw herself on the ground. There was yelling, and a scuffle.
“Someone get the goddamn lights!” Gabe yelled.
Mel jumped to her feet and slapped her hand on the switch. Gabe had a man subdued against the wall; Victor was standing in front of the two of them. A dagger with an intricate handle lay at their feet, and Victor knelt beside it.
Mel felt heat explode through her body with a rush that had her sucking for air. Adrenaline, but mostly white rage, coursed through her. It pushed up against the thin wall of her control, pumping with each heartbeat. Not again.




TOUR SCHEDULE

Week One


8/19/2019- Dorky Girl and Skeletor - Excerpt

8/19/2019- Wonderstruck - Spotlight


8/20/2019- Smada's Book Smack - Spotlight

8/20/2019- Country Road Reviews - Excerpt


8/21/2019- Book Sniffers Anonymous - Excerpt

8/21/2019- Jaime's World - Excerpt


8/22/2019- Parajunkee - Excerpt

8/22/2019- Colorimetry - Excerpt


8/23/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads - Excerpt

8/23/2019- Owl Always Be Reading - Excerpt


Week Two


8/26/2019- BookHounds - Interview

8/26/2019- Book Briefs - Review


8/27/2019- Cindy's Love of Books - Review

8/27/2019- Two Chicks on Books - Interview


8/28/2019- Good Choice Reading - Excerpt

8/28/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe - Review


8/29/2019- Jypsylynn - Review

8/29/2019- Daily Waffle - Spotlight


8/30/2019- the suburban lifestyle - Review






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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian by E.J. Miranda BLOG TOUR!!!









Title: Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian

Author: E.J. Miranda

Genre: YA Fantasy

It is said that dreams are just that: only dreams. But believe
me, this is not always true. Some dreams are as real as the
dreamer.
Thanks to their dreams, dreamers can receive the special
visit of eternal wisdom that has inspired the creativity of great inventors, scientists, musicians, and even writers throughout the ages.
This creative wisdom is not always the type that appears to the eager conscience. Sometimes, a Defiler, a destroyer of dreams, is the one who tries to appear before the dreamer. These creatures were once humans, but they allowed their pain and desire for revenge to take over and seek the same miserable fate for the one who dreams.
You must not fear — Dream Guardians, also known as Kelsdrant, will always protect the one who dreams, even with their own life. They are people of flesh and bone, just like you and me, or at least they are on Earth.

The following story is dedicated to the fun, extravagant, and enlightening life of Julian
Fox, the Dream Guardian.
Be prepared, dear reader. It is time to dream, laugh, reflect, and even maybe cry.
Welcome to the Land of the Wise Dreams.

Book LinksAmazon ** Goodreads






Author Bio:

E. J. Miranda is an avid reader, an enthusiastic traveler, and a passionate author. Her great sense of humor and love for nature have granted her a rebellious writing style: her approach describes the adventures of life, but in such a way that each reader can have an individual take on the matter. Her
inspiration comes from her curiosity about other countries’ cultures and peculiarities. A few countries inparticular which spark her curiosity are Colombia, Italy, Costa Rica, England, Belgium, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Her favorite places to visit are historical sites and museums, locations
that allow her to explore important and even overlooked details. She currently lives with her husband in Colombia, but frequently travels to Houston to visit her daughter and son. E.J. Miranda has a degree in tax accounting, but she prefers interacting with people to calculating their taxes.

To learn more about her life and work, visit https://www.ejmiranda.com/






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Friday, April 26, 2019

The Circle: Taken by Sage Sask BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY!








Title: THE CIRCLE: TAKEN

Author: Sage Sask

Publisher: SBSK Corp.

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD

READ FOR FREE ON KU!


From USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon Charts Bestselling author and Goodreads Best
Fiction Finalist comes an exhilarating new YA series.

Abandoned at eleven with no memory of her family, Alexia seeks her true identity. Under the
new government’s regime, sixteen year-olds are evaluated for their desire to harm others.

Throughout the test, Alexia struggles to conceal her psychic ability to read the past and future
of anyone she touches. When her secret is revealed, Alexia is taken to an island where other
highly skilled agents and readers like her train to survive.

As Alexia gains more control over her abilities, she desperately tries to piece together her
elusive past. In her quest for the truth, Alexia’s loyalties are tested when forced to make an
impossible choice between those she loves and the family she can’t remember.


A spell-binding adventure of friendship, love, unforeseen twists and learning that our most
dangerous enemies are often the people we trust the most. A captivating novel filled with
forbidden romance and shocking betrayals that demand the question – Can One Decision
Determine Your Destiny?










About Sage Sask:

Sage S.A.S.K. is a team consisting of USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon Charts
bestselling author Sejal Badani and a group of young adult writers. Kiran, Akash and Sienna are
the creative force behind the story concepts, editing, social media, marketing, and book trailers
for the novel.

Kiran

Kiran is still processing the bait and switch pulled by his parents of having been promised a
sports car and ending up with their old minivan. When he’s not running track or falling asleep in
class, Kiran can be found driving around with his friends blasting Travis Scott.


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                                >>>  GIVEAWAY <<<

3 winners will receive finished signed or unsigned copies of THE CIRCLE:TAKEN, US Only.




Tour Schedule

Week One:
4/15/2019- Lone Tree Reviews - Excerpt
4/16/2019- Lisa Loves Literature - Spotlight
4/17/2019- Jheartlovesbooks - Review
4/18/2019- BookHounds - Interview
4/19/2019- Reese's Reviews - Review

Week Two:
4/22/2019- Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street - Excerpt
4/23/2019- Life With No Plot - Review
4/24/2019- Daily Waffle - Excerpt
4/25/2019- Two Chicks on Books - Interview
4/26/2019- Dorky Girl and Skeletor - Spotlight

Week Three:
4/29/2019- Buried Under Books - Review
4/30/2019- Smada's Book Smack - Spotlight
5/1/2019- Taking It One Book at a time - Review
5/2/2019- A Dream Within A Dream - Excerpt
5/3/2019- Smada's Book Smack - Excerpt

Week Four:
5/6/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland - Review
5/7/2019- Mama Panda Bear - Review
5/8/2019- Jaime's World - Guest Post
5/9/2019- A Gingerly Review - Review
5/10/2019- Book Briefs - Review



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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Masks of Under by Kathryn Ann Kingsley BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY!









Title: KING OF FLAMES

Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley

Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD

READ FOR FREE ON KU!

Everything about my life has been pretty normal working as a forensic autopsy technician. Until the day I woke up with a mysterious symbol tattooed on my arm.

Suddenly normal no longer existed. The barrier between Earth and a world called Under, dissolved...

Now I’m trapped with dozens of other people. Held prisoner by the creators of myths and legends, where the realm is ruled by two masked kings who want to turn us into creatures like them.

But even though I didn’t choose to be here, this new world manages to pull me deeper, affecting me differently than other humans. Unfortunately King Edu, also known as the King of Flames, notices this and I’m now considered a threat.

If I want to survive King Edu and the dangers of Under, I need to escape. The only problem is, here’s another masked king who seems to have an interest in me. Aon, the King of Shadows, wants me here in this world, and he wants me alive.

I just need to figure out why.





Title: KING OF SHADOWS (The Masks of Under #2)

Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD

READ FOR FREE ON KU!

Some call him a madman. Others call him a warlock. Both are true.

But if it wasn’t for Aon, I’d be dead. I was mere seconds away from dying by Edu’s hands when
the King of Shadows appeared in a flash of lightning, saving me from Edu’s murderous plans.

Now I’m under his protection, living in his home. The more time I’m forced to spend with him,
the more I start to piece together the puzzle of why Aon and Edu are at war.

Despite how everyone else seems to hate Aon, there’s something that pulls me towards
him—like gravity, refusing to let go. My heart is telling me to believe what he says is true, yet
there’s this prickle of warning in the back of my skull cautioning me against falling for the King
of Shadows.

In the world of Under trusting the wrong person can get you killed. Only the strong survive out
here, and that’s what I intend to do.

Survive.




About Kathryn

Kat has always been a storyteller.

With ten years in script-writing for performances on both the stage and for tourism, she has
always been writing in one form or another. When she isn’t penning down fiction, she works as Creative Director for a company that designs and builds large-scale interactive adventure
games. There, she is the lead concept designer, handling everything from game and set design, to audio and lighting, to illustration and script writing. Also on her list of skills are artistic
direction, scenic painting and props, special effects, and electronics. A graduate of Boston
University with a BFA in Theatre Design, she has a passion for unique, creative, and
unconventional experiences. In her spare time, she builds animatronics and takes trapeze
classes.

Author LinksWebsite * Twitter * Tumblr * Goodreads *Amazon * Facebook




>>> GIVEAWAY TIME <<<

3 winners will receive ebooks of KING OF FLAMES and KING OF SHADOWS, International.





Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/15/2019- BookHounds - Excerpt

4/15/2019- Dorky Girl and Skeletor - Spotlight

4/16/2019- Lone Tree Reviews - Excerpt

4/16/2019- Jaime's World - Excerpt

4/17/2019- Bri's Book Nook - Review

4/17/2019- ❧Defining Ways❧ - Excerpt

4/18/2019- Down the rabbit hole - Review

4/19/2019- Lisa Loves Literature - Spotlight

4/19/2019- A Dream Within A Dream - Excerpt

Week Two:

4/22/2019- Two Chicks on Books - Interview

4/22/2019- Parajunkee - Excerpt

4/23/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews - Review

4/23/2019- Owl Always Be Reading - Excerpt

4/24/2019- Smada's Book Smack - Review

4/24/2019- Reese's Reviews - Review

4/25/2019- A Gingerly Review - Review

4/25/2019- Taking It One Book at a time - Review

4/26/2019- The Secret Reader - Review

4/26/2019- Book Briefs - Review




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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Bejeweled Blitz! MOBILE GAME REVIEW!









Title: Bejeweled Blitz

Developer: PopCap Games

Genre: Color matching puzzle

Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh operating systems


Bejeweled is a color matching puzzle game where you match colored jems to gain a score. This is game is super fun and can be played with your Facebook friends. There are daily challenges as well as free daily chests and spins to get coins and boots for future games. There are also daily challenges were you play against other people to try and get the highest school for rewards. I play this game almost everyday and it's super addictive. You don't need real money to play but can buy extra things with real money if you want to. You do not need to spend real money in order to play.




Rating:








                                         Some of my game play below!









Download Bejeweled Blitz today and join in the addictive fun! 



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