Monday, September 28, 2015

Dreamwielder by Garrett Calcaterra BOOK BLITZ!







Dreamwielder by Garrett Calcaterra 

Published by: Diversion Books

Publication date: September 29th 2015

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


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In a world shrouded by soot and smoke, young Makarria has literally been forbidden to dream.

Legend has foretold the demise of Emperor Thedric Guderian at the hands of a sorceress with royal blood, and the Emperor has made it his legacy to stamp out all magic from the Sargothian Empire in favor of primitive coal fired smelters and steam powered machines. When Guderian’s minions discover a Dreamwielder on a seaside farmstead, a chain of events forces Guderian’s new threat—the young Makarria—to flee from her home and embark upon an epic journey where her path intertwines with that of Princess Taera, her headstrong brother, Prince Caile, and the northman Siegbjorn, who captains a night-flying airship.

Dogging their every step is the part-wolf, part-raven sorcerer, Wulfram, and Emperor Guderian himself, a man who has the ability to stint magic and a vision to create a world where the laws of nature are beholden to men and machines. Only by learning to control the power she wields can Makarria save her newfound companions and stop the Emperor from irreversibly exterminating both the magic in humans and their bond with nature.


DREAMWIELDER will be available in eBook and print editions on SEPTEMBER 29, 2015.



AUTHOR BIO:
Garrett Calcaterra is author of the epic fantasy novel DREAMWIELDER, available from Diversion Books. In addition, he is author of the horror collection UMBRAL VISIONS, and co-author of the mosaic fantasy novel THE ROADS TO BALDAIRN MOTTE. His humor titles include CODE BROWN and A GOOD BREW IS HARD TO FIND. When not writing, Garrett enjoys hiking with his two dogs and quaffing good beer.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro BOOK REVIEW!


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Title: The Perfume Collector

Author: Kathleen Tessaro

Published: Harper Collins




Married life for Grace Monroe has been quickly becoming dull, Grace has always wanted something more than just being a house wife. Things become worse when she finds out that her husband may have cheated on her, but things about to become even more strange when she is contacted by a lawyer about a will from a woman named Eva d’Orsey. A woman Grace has never met has not only left her a property but also a huge sum of money wrapped up in stocks.

Leaving her home life behind Grace travels to Paris from her home in England to take care of the will but she quickly finds out that there is more there than she thought. Now with the help of her lawyer Grace begins to unravel the great life of this mystery woman and her connection to Grace. What seemed like a mistake before is quickly starts to come full circle and begins to change everything Grace knew about her life. Grace must decide does the accept what was given to her as far as the knowledge she has learned and the riches left to her. Whatever she decides Grace knows one thing....her life will never be the same again.



Rating:






Thoughts: There were some minor errors in the writing and the story left some questions unanswered but besides all that this book was a very elegant read. I love the adventurous life of Eva d'Orsey and I found myself enjoying her story more than Grace's but never the less both stories weaved together beautifully.





Thursday, September 10, 2015

Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan COVER REVEAL!!!


I am super excited to share the amazing cover for DARKEST DAWN, the first book in a new series by Author Katlyn Duncan. DARKEST DAWN releases next week on September 17th and is available to pre-order now!

In addition to the reveal of this gorgeous cover, the reveal includes an eBook giveaway for one of the author’s previously released titles. Be sure to head down to the Rafflecopter for a chance to win after you’ve checked out the cover!


The Cover Revealed!


Title: DARKEST DAWN
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Release date: September 17, 2015
Publisher: Carina




One desperate journey for the truth

Returning to Willows Lake eleven years after her mother’s tragic death, Sloane Baker knows she will finally get the answers she needs! She always suspected that there was something more sinister at the heart of the accident that claimed her mother’s life, but a cryptic note could be the key to her past…

Two lives changed forever

The small town has always seemed safe to Brianna Taylor – until a mysterious new girl arrives who looks exactly like Bri! Now everything Bri knew has been thrown into question and Sloane’s arrival has changed the world of Willows Lake forever.

Strange things are happening in Willows Lake. But when they turn deadly, Bri and Sloane must find a way to save each other or risk losing everything they hold dear…

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About Katlyn Duncan



Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Summer on the Cold War Planet By Paula Closson Buck BOOK BLITZ!




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Summer on the Cold War Planet By Paula Closson Buck

Genre: Literary Fiction

Release: September 3, 2015

Publisher: Fomite




“Each story he told shed about as much light as a match and made all the dark around it worth wanting to know..."

In the late spring of 1989, Lyddie, a young American art historian, finds herself alone and pregnant when her husband, Phelps, disappears in Kurdish Iraq. Set adrift from the security of their marriage, she returns to the divided city of Berlin where they met four years before, seeking truths she believes Phelps may have kept from her. 

Now the ferment at Germany’s borders is spilling into the private lives of their bohemian friends—particularly that of exiled East German painter Axel Herzog. Lyddie has always felt the gravitational pull of Axel’s art and of the stories of mystics he learned as a boy in Greece. And though Phelps once warned her away from Axel, the attraction grows stronger as she uncovers a vulnerability beneath the scorn he learned on the other side of the Wall.


When revelations about Axel’s past force her to retreat to an island in Greece, Lyddie finds she has run headlong into everything she has tried to avoid. In this novel of conflicting allegiances played out between a richly realized late Cold War Berlin and the stark beauty of the Cycladic islands, travellers, natives, and refugees circle one another warily, their fates hanging on the question of which trusts if any, will remain unviolated.




Author Bio

Paula Closson Buck is the author of two books of poems. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares. She has lived briefly in both Berlin and the Greek islands, but her current home is in Lewisburg, PA, where she teaches creative writing at Bucknell University.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Skeletor Reviews: The Bones of the Earth by Scott Hale MINI REVIEW!


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Title: The Bones of the Earth

Author: Scott Hale

Published: Self Published


Is it wrong to kill a human …
when you’re not human yourself?

It’s been two hundred years since the Trauma, a catastrophic event of a now forgotten origin, wreaked havoc upon the Earth, reducing the human population from billions to thousands, and leaving the survivors as prey to humanoid hunters. Vrana of the Raven is one of these hunters. Her tribe has made killing humans, now known as the Corrupted, its purpose—to “keep the balance”—to ensure that the Corrupted do not rise to power and lay the Earth to ruin once more.

But, one night, in the great northern city-state of Geharra, over ten thousand Corrupted disappear.
And if so many can disappear so quickly, what’s to stop it from happening again elsewhere, or to Vrana’s own?



Rating:







Thoughts: This book was less sci-fi and more horror. I am not a big fan of horror stories as a part of my fiction intact. I enjoyed the world building that the author employed with his characters, but I am not a fan of grotesque horror. Give me the witches, mythology and sci-fi any day but you can keep the blood guts and horror to a minimum. I am not opposed to mild thrills and twists and turns in my sci-fi but I am notinto the blood shed and scares. Although this is not my genre of choice I can appreciate the authors talent for storytelling and even if it isn’t my story of choice, over all well written but a little too dark and stormy for me.




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas RELEASE DAY BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!



I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below.


This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.






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TitleQUEEN OF SHADOWS
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 656

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.





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Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. 

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