Monday, February 13, 2017

Letters to Cora by Colleen Nye RELEASE DAY BLITZ!







Title: Letters to Cora

Author: Colleen Nye

Genre:Paranormal Romance


…With all my heart.


Finding one letter was inspiring to her story. Finding a second was exciting. But when Nell finds the third letter in the rock wall of her newly acquired estate, she’s a little more than curious as to what really happened to Joshua and his beloved Cora.

For this detached author who is starting her life over, Nell finds herself sucked into the idea of the intrigue, yearning and hoping that the lovers found a way to be together.

After asking a couple of new acquaintances in the nearby village about the estate’s history, she meets Reid, a historian and descendant of Joshua himself. They start to put together the pieces of the puzzle that seem to be a Romeo and Juliet style romance in the 1800’s.

Doubts, fears and suspicions threaten to interfere. But what they do learn is that Love sometimes crosses boundaries and time to happen, even in some of the most unexpected way

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Author Bio

Colleen Nye started writing as a teen. Through her school days, she won awards for her poetry and short stories including a Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. As an adult, she now has short stories in Writing at the Ledges’ second and third anthologies, Seasons of Life and Voices from the Ledges, as well as various publications.

In 2012, she published first solo novel, the romantic comedy series, The Unattainable Series: When in Maui. In 2015, When in Maui moved to Blue Deco Publishing with her second novel, Immersion, a dystopian thriller. January 2016, the first book in an anthology series that’s truly unique, designed by Colleen Nye, was released. The series is named The Lunch Time Anthologies. They are full length novels with a variety of authors writing pieces that are embedded into the over-arching storyline written by Colleen. The first book is Gable Heights, and it is a crime drama.

Also in 2016, she released several projects including The Unattainable Series: Book Two, When in Doubt and a coming of age drama called The Long Summer. She co-lead and appeared in each of the 5 books in an anthology series release called The Debut Collective. In Sept 2016, From Pen To Page: A Biographical Poetry Collection was released that is the poetry of biker Alonzo “Chacho” Gomez that is chronologically arranged within his biography, written by Colleen Nye.

For 2017, Colleen is working on a paranormal romance, Letters To Cora, slated to release February 2017, sci-fi and fantasy books yet to be titled, and book three in The Unattainable Series: When in Love. Colleen also writes press releases and content for newspapers, magazines and online blogs, web sites and more, makes book covers and book trailers and formats novels and anthologies. Oh, and she is the proud owner of Blue Deco Publishing.


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The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon BOOK TOUR!










Title: The Last Grand Master


Author: Andrew Q. Gordon


Genre: Scifi / Fantasy

In a war that shook the earth, the six gods of Nendo defeated their brother Neldin, God of Evil. For three thousand years, Nendor and the Seven Kingdoms have know peace and prosperity and Neldin's evil was nearly forgotten.

But then Meglar, wizard-king of Zargon, unleashes the dark magic of the underworld and creates an army of creatures to carry out his master's will. One by one, the sovereign realms fall as a new war between the gods threatens to engulf Nendo.

Leading the opposition to Meglar is Grand Master Farrell. Young and untried, Farrell carries a secret that could hold the key to defeating Meglar – or it could destroy the world.

Farrell is joined by Nerti, queen of the unicorns, and Miceral, an immortal muchari warrior the Six have chosen as Farrell's mate. As Farrell and his new allies make plans to counter Neldin's evil, Meglar forces their hand when he invades a neighboring kingdom. Rushing to help their ally, Farrell and Miceral find themselves in the middle of the battle. Cut off from help, Farrell attempts and untried spell that will either turn the tide or cost him and Miceral their lives. 

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Author Bio

Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common
and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting with technology, he
now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write. Andrew’s imagination has helped
him create works of high fantasy, paranormal thrills and touch of the futuristic.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

My Clueless Broken Heart by Jennifer DiGiovanni RELEASE DAY BLITZ!

Title: My Clueless Broken Heart

Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni

Genre: YA Romance

Becca Thornton is clueless when it comes to love. Why else would she break up with Will Gamen, a boy at the top of the hottie short list for every other girl?

Because, if she’s being totally honest, Becca will admit the truth. Her heart belongs to someone else.

For as long as she can remember, Travis Brennen has been unavailable.

When Travis unexpectedly rolls back into town, Becca realizes for the first time that her feelings for him might be mutual. But Travis and Becca come from what he calls “different circumstances.”

Becca’s parents are world-famous scientists and Travis’s dad is the caretaker on the Thornton family’s estate. Still, Becca can’t change the way she feels about him, no matter how hard her parents try to keep them apart.

She’ll just need to find a way to prove to her parents that Travis isn’t the guy they’ve always assumed him to be. Becca’s earned the right to grow up, make her own choices, and fall in love, even if she ends up with a broken heart.

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 Jennifer DiGiovanni is a freelance writer and YA author of the School Dayz series. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, working on home design projects, or trying to meet the daily goals on her Fitbit. She also likes to try new sports and activities, from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller BOOK REVIEW!




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Title: The Song of Achilles


Author: Madeline Miller



This book is the retelling of the story of Achilles and the war of Troy.


In a world were the people are at the mercy of Kings and the Kings are at the mercy of the Gods, a young prince is just trying to become what his father wants in a prince. Patroclus isn't what you would call a typical prince. He hates fighting and he isn't much as far as physical strength goes making people fear his weakness. Patroclus spends his time alone mostly roaming the land when one day fate changed for him forever. After the death of a fellow child by the hand of Patroclus he is exiled to the land of the Greeks. Taken in by the local king Patroclus is just like the other orphans of the castle in the since that is just trained to be another soldier. Patroclus's lack of fighting ability makes him stand out to everyone including the prince of the castle Achilles. It doesn't take long for Achilles and Patroclus to become good friends, sharing everything with each other but the connection between the two seems to grow stronger to the point were they can't be without each other. A love sparks between the two that even time can't come between.


As they grow up together the bond between the two is stronger than ever and it would seem that a life in peace is in their future....until Helen is stolen and taken to Troy. The battle calls for a war hero to help with the rescue of the queen and Achilles is called upon. Patroclus not wanting to be left alone decides to follow even though he isn't much of a fighter.


Troy become torn apart with battle and raids for years they fight loosing much and gaining little. It would seem that the two will never return to the peaceful life they once lived. The weight of the war with the blood spilled threatens to tear the two apart but a love so deep can not be broken...or can it?



Rating:





Thoughts: This book isn't what I thought it was going to be. I knew it was a retelling of Achilles and the war of Troy but I still expected there to be more history in the story. There was some history but most of the story is heaped with fantasy aspects complete with mythological creatures as well as Gods and Goddesses. I also wasn't expecting the whole book to be a love story but that is mostly what it was, a lot of love and not as much action. Never the less I did like the story I just gave it three stars because it isn't what I truly wanted it to be.




Quotes






“He is more worth to you, perhaps. But the stranger is someone else's friend and brother. So which life is more important?”  - The Song of Achilles


 “I stopped watching for ridicule, the scorpion's tail hidden in his words. He said what he meant; he was puzzled if you did not. Some people might have mistaken this for simplicity. But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?”  - The Song of Achilles



Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Universe of Us by Lang Leav MINI BOOK REVIEW!






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Title: The Universe of Us


Author: Lang Leav


Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing





Anyone who has ever been in love knows what it is like to lose. Some may still be waiting on true love to find them. When it does you will know because at that very moment the world will stop turning and nothing will matter but that one moment which you will hold onto for the rest of your life.


The Universe of Us is a book of poetry that will make you lose, love, and deal with the ache of loneliness all in just 219 pages. The poems in this book allows you to take a peek in another persons universe and maybe just maybe it will make you more in tune to your own. So join me and all the others that have braved the walk through a lovers universe and finish with more insight than you started out with.




Rating:





Thoughts: I got lucky when I won this book in a contest even though I didn't know it at the time. Not only does this book have the soft buttery cover style that I like so much but it is full of poetry that take you from sadness to love in a short amount of time. Poetry that fits ones taste is hard to find but I will tell you now that you should give this one a chance but I will warn you that you might fall in love with this book and end up buying the others that Lang Leav has written. I know I will be adding them to my wish list.


                                         MY FAVORITE POEM IN THE BOOK


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Armada by Ernest Cline BOOK REVIEW!





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Title: Armada

Author: Ernest Cline

Published: Broadway Books



Teenager Zack Lightman has spent his whole life living in a science fiction world through books, video games, and movies. His one true wish is that this world he has seen/heard about were more than just fiction and that he is destined for more than just a normal human existence. Zack's wish comes true in the form of a flying saucer that looks just like the one in the flight simulation game he plays called Armada. Suddenly Zack as well as other gamers are called upon to use their gaming skills to help them save the world from impending danger that is soon to fall upon it. Though Zack has dreamed of something like this happening to him he can't stop the the knowledge that he has acquired while playing Armada and there is something about this whole adventure that makes him feeling like he is living in a deja vu scenaria.



Rating







Thoughts: I jumped at the chance to own this book since I loved Ready Player One, and though I wasn't disappointed with this book I wasn't completely happy with it either. I thought the story was predictable and felt that if you have seen The Last Starfighter and read the book Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card then you have pretty much already read this book, but don't let that keep you from reading it because Ernest Cline has a talent for inventing clever and funny characters and his writing is equally awesome as well. I was just looking for another epic story like Ready Player One and unfortunately this book didn't measure up with his first novel.

Also if you buy the hardback version of this book make sure to look on the inside of the dust jacket for this beauty.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Stranger Things BOOK TAG!










1. EPIC INTRO. The opening sequence of Stranger Things is amazing and really grabs your attention. Name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page 


I would have to say Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, that book had me hooked by page one.

















2. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Name a fantasy world you would like to experience yourself.





This is going to sound really nerdy but I would love to experience the Marvel universe because who wouldn't want to live in a world with super heros.















3. SQUAD GOALS. When Eleven met Mike, Dustin, and Lucas it was a mostly perfect team. Name your favorite bookish group of friends.




Totally have to say Tessa, Will, and Jem from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. It just broke my heart when the series ended. 









4. ABC's & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Joyce Byers goes mad with grief after Will goes missing. Name your favorite mentally unhinged character from a book.




I actually had to take moments away from this book because of the horror that was instilled on the people in this book. Hitler and the Nazis from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak....the saddest part is that even though this book is a work of fiction the horror that was cause by Hitler was real which makes the whole thing even worse. 










5. THE UPSIDE DOWN. Name a book that was the opposite of what you expected.




I picked this book up because I heard it was what the local book club was reading. The cover looked quite girly so I figured I was in for a barbie doll type of romance book. The book I speak of is The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and boy was I wrong on that assumption. Learn from me everyone never judge a book on cover art alone.













6.  MAD SCIENTISTS. Dr. Brenner likes to get freaky with humanity. Name the freakiest dystopian government you can think of. 





Panem from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I mean they force children to kill each other and not only that but they force everyone including the children's parents to watch as they kill each other.














7.  DEMOGORGON. Name a scary bookish creature that you would not want to come through your walls.



Just one of the Magister's animatronic soldiers from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare is enough to give me a heart attack let alone an entire army of them.
















8. CLIFFHANGER ENDING. Name a book that left you wanting more. 






The ending to the Twilight book series by Stephenie Meyer was so abrupt and lacking that I felt like I had wasted all my time reading the series because I was left wanting and unsatisfied. I mean come on with that lack of a war I mean AAAAAAAA!  *throws book across the room*