Monday, December 4, 2017

The One Part by Justine Avery BOOK TOUR!

Title: The One Part

Author: Justine Avery

Genre: Paranormal

Only one obstacle stands in his way of enjoying a normal life.

He remembers—every life he's lived before.

Tres is about to be born... with the biggest burden any has ever had to bear. He is beginning
again—as an ageless adult trapped in an infant body.

He and his teenage mother face life filled with extraordinary challenges as they strive to protect,
nurture, and hide how truly different he is. But Tres alone must solve the greatest mystery of all: who
is he? The answer is linked to the one question he's too afraid to ask: why am I?

In his quest, Tres discovers that all is considerably more interconnected and dynamic than he could
ever imagine—and fraught with far more danger. He cannot hide from the unseen threat stalking
him since his birth.

Life as he knows it—as all know it—is in peril. And Tres is the only one aware.

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Author Bio

Justine Avery is an award-winning author of stories large and small for all.
Born in the American Midwest and raised all over the world, she is inherently
an explorer, duly fascinated by everything around her and excitedly noting
the stories that abound all around. As an avid reader of all genres, she
weaves her own stories among them all. She has a predilection for writing
speculative fiction and story twists and surprises she can’t even predict

Avery has either lived in or explored all 50 states of the union, over 36 countries, and all but one
continent; she lost count after moving 30-some times before the age of 20. She’s intentionally
jumped out of airplanes and off the highest bungee jump in New Zealand, scuba dived
unintentionally with sharks, designed websites, intranets, and technical manuals, bartered with
indigenous Panamanians, welded automobile frames, observed at the Bujinkan Hombu Dojo in Noba,
Japan, and masterminded prosperous internet businesses—to name a few adventures. She earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree that life has never required, and at age 28, she sold everything she owned
and quit corporate life—and her final “job”—to freelance and travel the world as she always
dreamed of. And she’s never looked back.

Aside from her native English, Avery speaks a bit of Japanese and a bit more Spanish, her accent is
an ever-evolving mixture of Midwestern American with notes of the Deep South and indiscriminate
British vocabulary and rhythm, and she says “eh”—like the Kiwis, not the Canadians. She currently
lives near Los Angeles with her husband, British film director Devon Avery, and their three adopted
children: Becks, Sam, and Lia. She writes from wherever her curiosity takes her.

Avery loves to connect with fellow readers and creatives, explorers and imaginers, and cordially
invites you to say “hello”—or konnichiwa.

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                                  ~ Book Excerpt ~ 

Tres felt his body abruptly drop around him with overbearing weight, encapsulating him
once again.

The mental images, the overpowering memories, finally faded. Only an ominous stillness

Every cell within him began to twitch, infusing with energy—even as he felt immobile.
Every joint, tendon, and bone ached under the pressure of being alive.

A deep sadness engulfed him. He pondered possible reasons. And, just as quickly, he
was distracted by the presence of his own simple thoughts.

Thoughts. He realized his own thinking.

This mind—certain of its own newness—desired to explore, feel, do, be. Tres opened his
eyes—tried to open his eyes. He found his eyelids fused shut.

He opened his mouth. Thick, warm syrup seeped inside his swallow. Intense fear
washed over him, even as he knew exactly where—and how—he was.

Oh, no.

Tres was aware, more aware than any had ever been. In this moment, he knew
everything—and yet, nothing.

He was beginning again.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare BOOK REVIEW!!!

Title: Lady Midnight

Author: Cassandra Clare

Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books

A murderer is on the loose in the LA area leaving a trail of Shadowhunter and downworlder bodies in their wake. Though this matter is concerning their are much more pressing issues at hand causing the murderer to slip through the cracks. Among other things the Dark War has happened turning Shadowhunters against the Fairies. As a result of the war the Shadowhunters made new laws forbidding the aid to any Fairy in need of assistance even in dire situations. The war cause a lot of pain and struck the Shadowhunters hard but the pain was greater for the Blackthorn family due to the loss of their parents. Also because of the new no fairy law, Mark and Helen Blackthorn are forced from their home and the rest of their family due to their mixed Fairy blood. Left with two less siblings and no parents Julian is forced to take the place of a parental figure to his younger siblings but he won't be doing it alone as Emma quickly becomes even more of a part of their family when Julian becomes her parabatai. The two grew up together so it wasn't such a far fetched idea that they become bonded but with the new attachment Julian is finding it harder and harder to hide his feelings for Emma, there is only one's forbidden. There are many secrets held in the LA institute and Julian is one of the only few in the house that know them but when things start to fall apart he finds it harder and harder to keep the secrets kept.

Emma Carstairs has been on the search for the murder of her parents ever since the death of her parents. The Clave accused the man who caused the Dark War for their deaths since it happened around the same time but Emma isn't buying it and she isn't the only one. The Clave has closed the case in the deaths of her parents and because of that Emma must find the real killer on her own or risk the murderer continuing to murder without conviction

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Thoughts: As always Cassandra Clare has done it again. I love this book just as much as I have loved the others that I have read. I love the fresh new faces in the Shadowhunter world as well as the old favorites. I will be continuing on with this story line! <3 

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Joined by Mara Gan BOOK BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!

Title: Joined

Author: Mara Gan

Published: Inkspell Publishing

Publication date: September 12th 2017

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Duty and prophecy get in the way of everything.

All I ever wanted to do was read my books, play my sports, and help people. Life and prophecy had other things in mind.

Helping people is what I do; as an empath and semi-frequent telepath, I can easily sense and understand people’s needs and emotions. Sometimes even before they do. Being able to read everyone’s thoughts and feelings all the time can drive me crazy with anxiety, but that moment when I can finally make someone’s life better makes everything worth it.

Unfortunately, I’m also the next in line to rule the galaxy, I’m the only diplomat most planets will listen to, assassins try to kill me on an annoyingly regular basis, and a much-vaunted Prophecy has decreed that I’m going to die. Oh, and someone blew up my home planet.

Kind of a lot to deal with, right?

Too bad I just got another problem: a big, irritating, overbearing bodyguard with serious anger management issues.

And I think I’m falling for him.

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A Pacific Northwesterner by birth and disposition, Mara has lived in Washington DC, Oregon, Japan, and most recently the beautiful Pacific Grove, California, before returning to her roots in Seattle. By day she teaches history to unsuspecting teenagers, and by night she writes books and travels to far-flung places. She loves to be with animals, read, play sports, and drink more London Fogs than is likely good for her.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Ashes to Memories by Annie Anderson BOOK BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!

Title: Ashes to Memories (Ashes to Ashes #5)

Author: Annie Anderson

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

What she doesn’t know just might kill her.

Nicola is having trouble settling into her new life.
Memories assault her at every turn – even in her dreams. When a friend comes to her for aid, Nicola is once again thrust into a dangerous world – a world she still cannot remember.

Kyle thought the worst was over.
Sure, his wife can’t remember their beginning, but even with a few bumps, having her is better than not. But keeping Nicola alive is a full-time job even he might not be able to fulfill – especially when his darling wife decides to jump into the fray.

It turns out the worst has only just begun.

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Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.

In her past lives, Annie has been a lifeguard, retail manager, dental lab technician, accountant, and now she writes fast-paced paranormal thrillers with some serious heat.

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                                                    ~ Book Excerpt ~

There are too many people here. Too many chances for me to be touched by these
strangers. I don’t want their memories or lives or future on my soul.

I don’t want this. Am I supposed to save them? Should I change their lives? I did
with the sorority girl, but was I right to do so? Did I do the wrong thing? What right do I
have to change their circumstances? Isn’t that what Iva was doing – changing the
position of the players on the board until all she could see was how she could move

My breaths come fast and shallow. Even though I can’t see a single thing, I’m dizzy
in a way that I know I’m about to pass out on the pavement.

Panic attack. This is a panic attack.

But I’m saved again when the warm, safe touch of Kyle’s fingers thread with mine
before another person can steal my sight – before I have to see how awful their deaths
will be.

“Jesus. I looked back, and you were gone. What the fuck, Nicola, you started walking
the other way,” he growls in my ear, but he must sense that I’m hanging on by a thread
because he wraps an arm around me, protecting me from the crowd. Even in the heat,
his warmth is a balm to my tattered nerves. I claw at him, burrowing into his chest as I
grip the fabric of his shirt.

“I can’t see, Ky. Too many visions. You have to get me out of here,” I whisper,
trembling so bad I have trouble getting the words out. I know he hears me fine when he
sweeps me up into his arms and moves us. Cool air conditioning caresses my face, the
scent changing drastically once we get inside.

“Can I help you? Oh my god, is she okay?” a young yet smoky female voice calls.

“Yeah, it’s the heat. We’re from up north, so she’s not used to it,” Kyle replies.

“I have some bottled water in the employee fridge. I’ll be right back,” the woman
offers and her footsteps float away.

Information comes to me faster than I can help. Her name is Grace. She’s twenty-
nine and single. Her only real companion is a German Shepherd named Joe who hides
out in the back room of this boutique until she can close up for the day and moves to her
apartment upstairs. She owns this shop, scraping together everything she saved and the
inheritance from some long dead grandmother to buy it. Grace is also nearly a full-
blooded Witch and has absolutely no idea. She was adopted at birth to a lovely, healthy,
close-knit human family.

Fabulous – well, I sort of mean that one. Honestly, believing she’s human might be
the best thing for her in this climate, but right now that helps us precisely nil. Except for
maybe the bottle of water she’s holding in her hand as she passes it off to Kyle. I guzzle
the cold liquid, letting it cool the burn in my throat – allowing it to quiet the scream
brewing there. I hate that I can only see her in my head and not with my eyes.

While I may be happy Grace – as sweet as she is in my mind’s eye – isn’t mired in
the violence that is coming, we came to New Orleans for answers, and she doesn’t have

Or at least I don’t think she does.

“Y’all aren’t even close to human. The way she’s lighting up like a Christmas tree and
the cast of your eyes, I’m gonna go ahead and bet on it. Let me turn my sign to closed,
and you can tell me what in the blue hell you think you’re doing here in my shop. The
coven knows they aren’t welcome and if you’re here to start trouble, you aren’t either,”
Grace informs us in her smoky southern drawl. The slide of the deadbolt and slither of
the sign against the glass door makes me shiver a little. 

“We aren’t here to cause trouble, but it does seem to follow us around like a magnet.
We were getting out of the foot traffic,” Kyle assures her, but I do the exact opposite of
what I’m supposed to do. I do the exact opposite of what he wants me to do, too.

I cause trouble. 



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to Teach Your Cat About Gun Safety by Zachary Auburn BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: How to Teach Your Cat About Gun Safety

Author: Zachary Auburn

Published: Three Rivers Press

This book is a very funny and cute satire that makes fun of the pamphlets that we all remember from school. It is just like reading one but it is rewritten in a way that puts cats in the place of children. This book covers many things, gun safety, satanism, abstinence, drugs, and many many more. This book is sure to make you laugh and you never know you might even learn something.


Thoughts: Though this book was a short one it wasn't short of the humor. The cover alone should be enough to make anyone crack a smile. It would seem that all the learning principals are still there but they are altered a bit to fit the feline community. Though I don't agree with some things in this book I do take it for what it is which is pretty much a joke book.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ariella’s Escape by Carolee Croft BOOK TOUR!

Title: Ariella’s Escape

Author: Carolee Croft

Genre: Epic Fantasy Romance

Ariella had always believed that the life of a warrior should include indulging in wine and men whenever they were on offer… And in Chaldea, the capital of the old empire, they certainly were.

Especially the man she finds in her bedchamber, a slave provided by her hosts to entertain her
in any way she wishes.

But when betrayed and surrounded by enemies in a strange land, there is only one man she
can trust—the slave who was meant only for her pleasure but is much more than he seems.

Demetrius had been captured in a battle at the age of fifteen, and slavery was all he had
known in his adult life. When his chance for freedom comes along, his fate is bound to the
noble warrior maiden whose voice and body he cannot resist. Duty calls him to return to his
kingdom, but the journey will take him places that will change him forever.

Together, they make their way through a den of thieves and an enchanted elf forest, but the
biggest danger of all may be their fiery attraction to each other and the secret that will draw a
dividing line between them.

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Author Bio

Enchanted by romance on page and screen, I have always tried to write my own versions of the
perfect fairytale. As for real life, I believe I may have already found the man of my dreams, but I still
haven’t found the dog of my dreams. Currently, I’m obsessed with Italian greyhounds. I can usually
be found enjoying the outdoors or relaxing with a good book on the west coast of Canada.

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                                                      ~ Book Excerpt ~

It was strangely reassuring to know that he was not Chaldean, judging from his sun-bronzed
skin, fine eyebrows and long brown hair, a shade so dark it was nearly black. And his eyes…
like two pieces of a summer sky. She had always been a fool for a blue-eyed man. Judging by
his elegant speech, very likely, he came from a noble lineage but was held here as a hostage to
ensure peace with another kingdom.

“Then what is it, my lady?”

He sat down beside her on the bed, the scent of some innocent field flower with something
more heady and musk-like tempting her to get closer to his bronzed body. She tried to discern
his age… late twenties perhaps. His forehead was unlined, but there was something about him
that made him appear older, a world-weariness perhaps behind his charming and carefree

There had been one or two times when she had bedded a man after less conversation than this,
but this was strange territory with too many possible complications, and she could not afford
to indulge herself on a whim. There was also his status to consider. As a slave, he was
obviously not free in his choices, and she could sympathise with that. Ariella knew she would
loathe being ordered to “entertain” guests in this manner were she in his place.

“Do my looks please you?” she asked tentatively.

“Yes,” he replied, a slight hoarseness in his voice
His eyes scorched her, and she had to look away.

“It’s just that… I do not wish you to do this merely out of a sense of duty…” she said softly,
“that is… if you did not want to…”

“My lady, I want to,” he said.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Seven Threads by Jason Atkinson LITTLE BOOK TOUR!

Title: Seven Threads

Author: Jason Atkinson

Genre: Short Story Collection

Seven Threads is a book of 7 short stories full of twists and turns. A girl on the run, a man accused of murder, a homeless man who finds his way, and much more. While each story is unique, they all offer the same human compassion that is sometimes lacking in today's world. The reader is sure to find each story a page turner full of emotions, and left wanting more!

Author Bio

Jason Atkinson is a 32 year old, married man with one adorable toddler. With Seven Threads being
his third book, he certainly enjoys writing and also spending time getting to know new people.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Scent of the Past by Erin Marie Bernardo BOOK TOUR!

Title: Scent of the Past

Author: Erin Marie Bernardo

Genre: Historical Fiction

A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time.

​​When people think of time travel, they think of the clichéd manufactured kind. Of giant electronic machines with flashing lights and buttons calibrated to shoot you into the past with one press. But it doesn’t work that way. You need a reason, a connection, and—most important—a link. But you can’t choose when and why you go. That would be too easy, and we’d all be snapping our fingers in hopes of seeing lost treasures of yesteryear. It must choose you.

Close cousins Addison and Elissa live in present day New York City and lead somewhat ordinary
lives. When uncertain circumstances surrounding a set of antique perfume bottles sends them
back to eighteenth-century France, they must uncover the truth behind their travel.

Disaster strikes when Addison finds herself in a nearly identical situation to a mishap she
experienced in the present—the witnessing of a murder and release of a secret. Only this time the
truth could destroy the entire French monarchy. With Addison’s head on the line, the young
women search for answers before Addison suffers her unlucky fate twice. It is only when they
discover the haunting connections to life in the present, that they understand why they both were
sent, and why a repeating past...may not always be such a bad thing.

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About Author

Erin Marie Bernardo is an American writer of historical fiction. She has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota, and is the author of the time-travel novel, Scent of the Past. A lover of historic places, Erin's novels connect the past with the present.

Erin is currently at work on her second novel, Blackbird's Bounty, set in the bayou of Louisiana – and is actively seeking a home for her children’s collection, Beautiful and Extraordinary Barnyard Stories, based on true events from on her farm.

Erin lives in Tennessee, but has roots in both Minnesota and Washington State. She is married with two young children.

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                                                    ~ Book Excerpt ~

Just before seven, as the invitation requested, Léopold knocked on Addison’s door. She
answered, showing little enthusiasm. For all she knew this could possibly be her death march.
Elissa had told her not to show fear. She must act like her same exuberant self, otherwise she
would give herself away even before dinner. She promised herself she would escalate her energy
level once she met with the king. Léopold didn’t know her well enough to notice the difference in
her attitude.

They walked across the grounds and through the palace. Léopold said nothing. He was
simply her escort. Addison looked up at his face. He didn’t look cruel. In fact, he had a very kind-
looking face. But she understood that it was his job to obey the king of France, and all guards
took their oath seriously. Léopold was only following orders.

“We are here,” he said, opening a door for her. “Enjoy your evening with His Majesty.”
He bowed and slowly closed her in. She was in the dining room. It was an expansive chamber
normally set up with a long table to host dozens of people. Tonight, however, the space looked
relatively empty. The arrangement for her meal was more private. A small circular table and two
chairs. It would be a very intimate dinner.

Addison thought back on the choices she had made in life. Since coming to Versailles,
she had wanted nothing more than time alone with the king. Now she had it and didn’t want it.
She felt sick to her stomach. Why had she been so stupid? Why did it matter whether or not she
could say she had been with the elite? Kings, company executives, men of high society. None of
those relationships had ever brought her happiness. Madame Zarina was right about so many
things, and what she wouldn’t give for a little more of that protection the old gypsy had wished
on her.

If she was to die tonight, at least she had learned her lesson. The thought of dying made
her sad. She wasn’t ready to die. She wanted to go back to New York, to follow her heart this
time around and pursue fashion design, find a nice young man, and start over fresh. She wasn’t
going to carry anymore past baggage into her new life. All she needed was a second chance.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Right Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker BOOK TOUR!

Title: Right Text Wrong Number

Author: Natalie Decker

Genre: YA Romance

High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then- boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.

As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.

They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and
Tyler be forever offsides?

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Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series and the Scandalous Boys series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn't her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She's a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she's not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she's off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trolling by Emma Brady BOOK TOUR!

Title: Trolling

Author: Emma Brady

Lily Faye-Richardson thought her bad luck was ending when she and her sisters inherited her uncle's house. Finding a green man chained in the basement changed that. Now she must trust this sexy troll to take her into a magical kingdom and rescue the only family she has.

Theno woke up with missing pieces to his memory but an angel saving him. When her sisters are kidnapped, he is willing to do anything to help her in return. The problem is, if he can't remember who he is, how can he trust himself not to hurt her?

Together, the two of them will go to the land of Tammara to bring back the other Faye girls. They will have to face an Evil Queen, who wants to find the door and cross over into the human world. There is also the matter of an intense sexual attraction between them and the need for Theno to discover his identity. Does a troll get to have a happy ending?

Author Bio

Emma graduated with both an English degree and a library sciences degree. She has always been an avid reader of romance, since she first fell in love with Wuthering Heights. After college she decided she didn’t want to just read books and started writing them. She has already started in both urban fantasy and historical romance, but doesn’t rule out other projects in the future. Living in Kansas with her tiny lapdog and a couple rambunctious nephews, she spends most of her time reading, writing, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

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                                                ~ BOOK EXCERPT ~

Theno had him pinned beneath the full weight of his body but he was still smiling. "Who are you?"

"Someone from your past, that came from the same place you did."

"You know me?"

"More than you do."

If this person knew who he was it would be better to keep him alive. That didn't mean Theno wanted him anywhere near the girls. When Theno tried to drag the man up, he managed to slipout of his grasp and hit him hard against the floor. It was enough to make Theno stop to catch his breath.

"Still feeling hungry for her, old friend?" The man said,

"She is a fascinating creature. Like a butterfly. You know what happens to butterflies that are handled to roughly."

"I won't let you hurt her." Theno clenched his fists, turning to glare at him.

"It's not me you should worry about. You don't know what kind of damage you have caused, so you don't know how dangerous you are to them." He let his smile slip a moment.

"There is no such thing as a gentle troll."

Without knowing who he was, Theno couldn't be sure if that was the truth. His imagination brought up one possibility after another, each darker and more disgusting than the last. The things he saw were horrible, but the things he felt was worse. He might have enjoyed the sickness in his old life, reveled in the misery. He could be a monster.

"You are a liar. You have come here to trick me."

"My friend." The intruder extended a hand and a smile to him. I could help you remember who you are. Give you all the details you want in exchange for the location of the door.

They were not friends, they could not be. He could not be the same as such a creature. "No, you do not know me. This is just another trick."

"Don't you remember the good times we had? The fun?" He stepped back a few steps and shrugged." I guess not, but we could create new fun here. There are more than enough of them to share."

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss BOOK REVIEW!!!

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Title: The Name Of The Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Published: DAW Books

My name is Kvothe.

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.

Born into a traveling troupe family Kvothe has always been a different sort of child, with his bright red locks and beautiful green eyes he has always stood out among the other performers. You see Kvothe is very smart for his age and it shows when he meets an older gentleman during his families travels that has the ability to do sympathy (which is a form of magic used in the story) which he has only heard about in stories but never really seen in person. The man joins the traveling troupe in exchange for his help with odds and ins. Kvothe takes a liking to the new stranger and becomes quite interested in the use of sympathy. He has wanted to join the University to learn from the masters how to master sympathy but since that future seems far fetch for someone like him, Kvothe asks the new stranger to teach him a some things just get him started on the right path. 

Kvothe took to learning the basics of sympathy quickly but didn't possess all of the knowledge of it's use before the stranger decided to go his own way leaving Kvothe with just a valuable book of knowledge in sympathy, but there is still so much out there that he hasn't even scraped the surface of yet. One day while off on his own doing his own thing for a bit Kvothe comes face to face with a very powerful enemy that people have only talked about in legends that will intern leaving him with the hardest lesson of all, the path to his dreams would be a difficult and heartbreaking road. 

This is how legends are made but just know that not everything is as glorious as it seems from afar and greatness comes at a pricey cost. 


Thoughts: I read this book because I saw it circling around the Book Tube community with the phrase that it was much like Harry Potter. I will agree with them only half way, it is somewhat like Harry Potter in the way that there is a school that teaches a sort of magic but I feel like this story goes farther than Harry Potter does and doesn't just center around just the school. The world in the story is very rich with characters and personality but never lets you forget that the world is a cruel place and isn't just sunshine and roses for everyone. I got very attached to the main character as well as some of the other smaller characters and I wish that the whole series were done and can be read because it's a story you don't want to be left hanging with. I will leave you with one warning though, this is an adult to mature teenager book and should not be taken lightly and I will ask that if you do read the book then don't go into the story expecting everything to be just like HP because this story kind of stands apart from the one magic school most know and love.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Family Matters By Pierre Meuron MINI BOOK REVIEW!

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Title: Family Matters

Author: Pierre Meuron

Published: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC

This is a smaller book that focuses on the journey one family has taken through there lives. Many things happen in a families lifetime that can create memories of love, happiness, and heartache. Through little stories and some verse the book shows you bits and pieces throughout the author's family as well as the author's life growing up.


Thoughts: I was asked to review this book in the return for an honest review, this review is just my opinion. Now that is out of the way I will just cut right to the chase, I was not a far of this book. It is a very small book and had great potential but was poorly executed. The transition through short stories and poetry was jumbled and didn't really make sense. I found myself a couple of times asking myself " what the heck is going on"?! This book is very small and almost seems like it was just bits and pieces of things that were taken from a much longer book. The only problem was that there isn't a longer book so you are left reading a book that is like cliffsnotes of the author's life. The concept was there but the writing fell through.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Stealing Liberty by Jennifer Froelich BOOK TOUR!

Title: Stealing Liberty

Author: Jennifer Froelich

Genre: Young Adult

A heist so monumental, it may cost them everything... When Reed Paine is sent to a secret detention school for teens whose parents are branded enemies of the state, he doesn’t expect to find friendship – especially after coming face to face with Riley Paca, a girl who has every reason to hate him.

But when Reed, Riley and a few others start reading the old books they find in tunnels under the school, they begin to question what they are taught about the last days of America and the government that has risen in its place. Then the government decides to sell the Liberty Bell and Reed and his friends risk everything to steal it – to take back their history and the liberty that has been stolen from them (Stealing Liberty/ Clean Reads).

About the Author

Jennifer Froelich published her debut novel, Dream of Me, in late 2011, which reviewers praised as &quot;well-orchestrated with outstanding imagery.&quot; Her second novel, A Place Between Breaths, published in 2014, was called &quot;a roller-coaster ride with enough twists and turns to keep everyone interested&quot; and won an Honorable Mention in Writer&#39;s Digest&#39;s 23rd Annual Self Published Book competition. Jennifer is a frequent contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Jennifer worked for many years as a freelance editor and writer before publishing her own work. She lives in beautiful Idaho with her husband, two teenage kids, and a rescue cat named Katniss.

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~ Book Excerpt ~ 

My escort pushes me. “Pick up the pace, kid.” I stumble on a sharp rock and cut my toe. It hurts more than it should and I pull up to face him, fists curled at my side. I’ve grown about a foot since my sixteenth birthday, which means I can stare him down, eye to eye. He just smirks. How about I smash your nose? For a minute the urge is so powerful, my pulse pounds against my throat and red spots blur my vision.

Don’t do anything stupid, Reed. Pick your battles. The voice in my head is my dad’s, so I listen. We climb aboard a rusty hybrid bus parked in front of the bombed-out terminal. “Welcome,” says the autopilot. It’s one of the retro models, formed like a human, with LED eyes and everything. When magnetic tracks were first installed, citizens didn’t trust computers to maneuver vehicles safely along roadways. At least that’s what my grandmother told me. Humanoid pilots were designed to make them feel safer. Pretty soon, people had more important things to worry about. My escort takes a seat behind the pilot, but I keep going. Only one other passenger is on the bus — a girl with long blond hair who sits in the fifth row, pressed against the window. Bruises swell on her left cheekbone and along her jaw. Her lip is crusted with blood and her right eyelid is swollen shut. Nausea washes over me, along with fresh anger. “Sit!” our escort barks. The girl flinches. I take a seat across from her and shift toward the window. The door squeaks closed and the bus lurches forward. We travel on an old freeway so desolate, we don’t encounter a single other transport. I wish I was calm enough to sleep — so numb to the government’s strong-arm tactics, they no longer get to me. Instead I stare past the landscape and try not to shake. Try not to relive my nightmare or think about how it felt to wake up with a gun to my head. I imagine a different outcome. Fighting back — or breaking out of the state home before they showed up. If only.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Deathly Unloved by Annee Cooper BOOK TOUR!

Title: Deathly Unloved

Author: Annee Cooper

Genre: YA LGBT paranormal romance

Being raised as a nephilim has its drawbacks when you’re only quarter angel. Now it’s getting dangerous. Rune’s always known about the angel blood that runs through her veins. A gift—or a curse—from her halfling mother. She thinks she knows who she is. She’s wrong. After a kiss with a stranger completes a sacred ritual, she’s forced to accept the other side of her heritage. And the lust for souls that comes with it. Now this gorgeous seductress is on a hunt to find others like her and discover the truth about her past. But with her hunger growing insatiable, does she have more to worry about than making friends?

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~ Book Excerpt ~

“If I leave, will you kiss him? Or any other humans?” the boy asked.

“I didn’t plan on kissing anything that wasn’t human, but if a cute angel comes along I might change my mind.” Rune gave him a cheeky smile.

He made a face and clenched his hands. With a loud sigh and a stomp of his boot, he reached for her hand. Rune glared at him, but her face softened when she saw how pained his expression was. She didn’t back off when he moved closer.

“We don’t even know each other,” he mumbled. His fingers brushed her cheek, then her lips as he searched her eyes. “Say it’s all right.”

Strangely, she wasn’t uncomfortable with the idea. This guy was possibly the first ethereal her age she’d come across. He might be a little curt, but he was also gorgeous, and his touch felt welcome on her skin.

Unable to keep herself from eyeing his mouth, the desire to kiss him turned to an ache.

“Yes.” She inhaled a ragged breath and her hands slithered around his neck, her fingers winding themselves in his hair. “I’m shaking,” she said, still fixated on his lips.

“Me too. It’s because we should have already done this at our age. It’ll be more intense be—”

“Shh.” She finished the sound by pressing her lips into his.

The gentle start became a heated wrestle of hot mouths. Rune drew him deeper and he pulled her tight against his body. Her nerves screamed at her.


Rune lost all sense of being separate. Her spirit welcomed him, opening up to expose her essence. A sweet, icy fire burned through her mouth into her body, igniting her cells and quenching a fierce thirst. It felt like she was inhaling menthol and liquid sugar straight into her veins. The energy between them slowed to a stop and they broke apart, instantly back in reality. Rune fell against the wall, breathless and dazed with shock. Her back felt all tingly, a cold sort of tickle that raced across her skin. The boy didn’t look so harmless now. The whites of his eyes had been completely swallowed by black. All that was left of his irises was a thin ring.

“When they said intense I never thought…” He leaned heavily on the hall table.

“Your eyes,” Rune said in a fragile voice.

“They’ll change back.”

Still trembling, Rune slid down the wall to the floor. That was not what kissing was supposed to be like. She was obviously delirious. Someone must have spiked the vodka. That or this house had a serious hallucinogenic mold problem.

The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy BOOK TOUR!

Title: The D.B. List

Author: Rebekah L. Purdy

Genre: YA Romance

Seventeen-year- old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better.

She’s given a “homework” assignment to create two lists. One with nothing but happy memories and thoughts on it (otherwise known as the ‘happy rainbow farting unicorns list’). And the other with everything negative that Ellie thinks contributed to “the” day she could no longer cope.

So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the rumor mill.

So when nice guy, Ky Laramie, walks into her life, Ellie instantly puts her shields up. But as she gets to know him and his family, she wonders if she can dare to put herself out there again. Because as everyone knows, once a candle is lit, the wind can always blow it out. And Ellie couldn’t handle it if Ky ends up atop of the D.B. List.

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Author Bio

I was born and raised in Michigan (just look for the giant mitten on the map—it’ll likely throw a snowball at you). I spent most of my time in Michigan, but while in the army got to call KS, SC, MO, and CA home for awhile as well. 

As a kid my family moved around a lot. Try spending both your freshman and senior years at new schools (yeah, loads of fun). I could’ve changed my name to “new girl”.

I love writing for teens because those are the years I remember falling in love with most of my favorite books. Some of the authors I couldn’t put down were L.J. Smith, Christopher Pike, R.L. Stine, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Joan Lowery Nixon, Lois Duncan, amongst several others.

My husband and I have a large family. There are six kids total! So we have LOTS of fun on vacations (although hours on the road, cooped up in the Expedition is kind of stressful—although we pass the time with MAD LIBS and hoping no one gets carsick).

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe BOOK TOUR!

Title: About Last Summer

Author: Patricia B. Tighe

Genre: YA Romance

Pretend to be from Spain? Act like she can barely speak English? Sure, why not? It wouldn’t be the first time Gabby Vega had agreed to a challenge from her best friend, Kenzie. Besides, it’s only for a week of vacation with Kenzie’s cousins. Gabby will prove to Kenzie she can keep up the fake identity for the whole trip—that she’s not a quitter.

There’s just one major surprise. Noah Jernigan is also staying with Kenzie’s cousins. Noah, the boy she fell in love with at drama camp last summer and the boy she had to dump when it was over. The boy who knows who she really is.

Noah can’t believe it when Gabby appears at the Bryson’s vacation home in the New Mexico mountains. He hasn’t seen her in a year. It practically took that long just to get over her. And now she’s Gabriela from Spain? All he wants is to get as far away as he can. Or maybe the exact opposite. Stick as close to her as possible and find out what the heck happened last summer. And definitely get some payback.

Now Gabby has to keep Noah at arm’s length as she pretends to be Gabriela. She doesn’t want to answer his questions or rehash last summer. Because one thing is clear—the more time she spends with Noah, the more she’s in danger of falling for him all over again.

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Author Bio 

The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On he bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney BOOK TOUR!

Title: Black Dawn

Author: Mallory McCartney

The end of an Empire, the rise of a Queen Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long- lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better left in the shadows

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Mallory McCartney currently lives in London, Ontario with her husband and their two dachshunds Link and Lola. Black Dawn is her debut novel, the first in a series. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found dog grooming, book shopping and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.

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