Monday, December 3, 2018

Wildwood & Windswept by Jadie Jones BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY!









Title: WILDWOOD (The Hightower Trilogy Book #1)

Author: Jadie Jones

Publisher: The Parliament House


Tanzy Hightower is not crazy. At least, that’s what she tells herself. Crazy looks more like her
mother, who studies each sunrise with the same fascination other women give tabloid magazines in the grocery store checkout line. Crazy sounds like the woman on the radio claiming there’s a whole separate world existing parallel to our own. Still, Tanzy can’t deny the tingle of recognition she feels each time she sees her mother standing at the kitchen window, or hears the panic in the woman’s voice coming through the speakers of her father’s truck.

Tanzy intends to follow her father’s footsteps into the professional horse world. But the moment she watches him die on the back of a horse in an accident she feels responsible for, everything changes.

On the first anniversary of his death, a fight with her mother drives her back to her father’s farm in the middle of a stormy night. Neither Tanzy nor life as she knows it escapes unchanged when she is struck by lightning and introduced to a world... unseen, and receives proof her father’s death was no accident.

Two strangers seem too willing to help her navigate her new reality: Vanessa Andrews, a psychiatrist who believes lightning chooses who it strikes, and Lucas, a quiet, scarred stable hand with timing that borders on either perfect or suspect. But Tanzy has secrets of her own. Desperate for answers and revenge, Tanzy must put her faith in their hands as her past comes calling, and her father’s killer closes in.

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Title: WINDSWEPT (The Hightower Trilogy Book #2)

Author: Jadie Jones

Publisher: The Parliament House 


Tanzy's journey continues in Windswept, the second installment of the Hightower Trilogy... An
Unseen World believes Tanzy Hightower is the key in an ancient prophecy meant to deliver the
only new birth in all of time. They have waited a thousand years for her soul to return to life in
human form. Some of them will stop at nothing to fulfill the prophecy, and others have sworn
an oath to end Tanzy's existence, permanently. Tanzy's body is compromised. Her veins are
now home to the blood of a savage, wild horse, and its instincts are becoming impossible to control. Her world is also divided. She is determined to rescue Lucas, an Unseen creature who has loved her since her first life, and to find her treasured Harbor and the other stolen horses, which are bound for a catastrophic end in a world she can't access on her own. Yet the only allies she has left insist she seeks refuge in a remote safe house on the Outer Banks. While her fellow candidates beg her to stay in hiding, new enemies work to draw her out, making it clear Lucas and the horses are hers for the taking. But Tanzy knows all to well that when your loved ones are used as bait, finding them is only the beginning.

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Author Bio

Young-adult author. Equine professional. Southern gal. Pacific Northwest Transplant. Especially
fond of family, sunlight, and cookie dough.​​

I wrote my first book in seventh grade, filling one hundred and four pages of a black and white Mead notebook. Back then I lived for two things: horses and R.L. Stine books. Fast forward nearly twenty years, and I still work with horses, and hoard books like most women my age collect shoes. It's amazing how much changes... and how much stays the same.

​The dream of publishing a novel has hitch-hiked with me down every other path I've taken (and there have been many.) Waitress, farm manager, road manager, bank teller, speech writer, retail, and more. But that need to bring pen to paper refused to quiet. Finally, in 2009, I sat down, pulled out a brand new notebook, and once again let the pictures in my head become words on paper.

​As a child, my grandfather would sit me in his lap and weave tales about the Cherokee nation,
and a girl who belonged with horses. His words painted a whole new world, and my mind would
take flight. My hope - my dream - is that Tanzy's journey does the same for you.

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                                >> GIVEAWAY <<

                              One lucky winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.




TOUR SCHEDULE 

Week One

11/12/2018 - Here is what I read blog - Excerpt
11/13/2018 - Mythical Books - Excerpt
11/14/2018 - Lori's Little House of Reviews - Review
11/15/2018 - Lifestyle Of Me - Review
11/16/2018 - Rhythmicbooktrovert - Review

Week Two

11/19/2018 - Adventures Thru Wonderland - Review
11/20/2018 - Whatever You Can Still Betray - Excerpt
11/21/2018 - BookHounds YA - Interview
11/22/2018 - Graced with Books - Excerpt
11/23/2018 - Texan Holly Reads - Excerpt

Week Three

11/26/2018 - PopTheButterfly Reads - Review
11/27/2018 - Daily Waffle - Spotlight
11/28/2018 - Novel Novice - Excerpt
11/29/2018 - The Book Bratz - Interview
11/30/2018 - Character Madness and Musing - Excerpt

Week Four

12/3/2018 - Dorky Girl and Skeletor - Spotlight
12/4/2018 - Viviana MacKade - Excerpt
12/5/2018 - Smada's Book Smack - Review
12/6/2018 - Parajunkee - Excerpt
12/7/2018 - Sincerely Karen Jo Blog - Excerpt

Week Five

12/10/2018 - Good Choice Reading - Excerpt
12/11/2018 - Oh Hey! Books.- Interview
12/12/2018 - Two Chicks on Books - Excerpt
12/13/2018 - Two Points of Interest - Excerpt
12/14/2018 - D Books and Reviews - Review



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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Love for Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone BLOG TOUR!











Title: Love for Two Lifetimes

Author: Martina Boone

Two generations, two great loves, one devastating
lie . . .

When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.

Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lovers obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.

Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand estate in the Cotswolds to a hospital bedside in India and ultimately to the Taj Mahal, Izzy and Malcolm try desperately not to fall in love. But some things are impossible...

And some loves are worth any sacrifice...

Uplifting, funny, tragic, and unforgettably, luminously romantic, Love for Two Lifetimes is a tale of two generations of love, a lifetime of friendship, a history of sacrifice, and one last, heartbreaking and hopeful choice revealed in prose, texts, and love letters. Written for young adults and grown-up romantics, if you love the romance of the royal weddings or any story by Nicholas Sparks, Love for Two Lifetimes will have you turning pages late into the night.

“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.”
 — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane


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Author Bio

Martina Boone is the award-winning author of Love for Two Lifetimes and the romantic Southern Gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, including Compulsion, Persuasion, and Illusion for young adults from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse as well as romantic fiction for adult readers in the Celtic Legends Collection starting with Lake of Destiny. She’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers Site. She’s dedicated to encouraging literacy and reader engagement through a celebration of literature, and she’s on the Board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and runs the CompulsionForReading program to distribute books to underfunded schools and libraries. 
She lives in Virginia with her husband, children, Shetland Sheepdog, and a lopsided cat, and she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she loves to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate-flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

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Book Excerpt


Izzy: The End

This isn’t a story about death or grief. It’s about grabbing love while you can.
Malcolm and I are in the hospital corridor in front of the cardiac care unit, and the too-familiar alarms, hurrying feet, and acrid scents of disease melt away around us. There are only the answers we don’t have. And the possibility that loving him may, with the speaking of a single word, turn out to be biblically, terrifyingly wrong.
His hands shake on my arms. His knees bend so we can look straight at each other. I love the sea-ice green of his eyes beneath the dark swoops of brow, the dimple in his chin, the way he concentrates.

We’re pulled together, our bodies tipping closer, millimeter by millimeter, my skin alive beneath his fingers, our heartbeats echoes of one another.

In German, there’s a word for a kiss that makes up for kisses that never happened. In case there can never be more between us, that’s exactly what I need: one last kiss to hold all the kisses that might have been, not only mine and Malcolm’s, but all those that were missing from my mother’s life.





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Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Halves of Us by Sydney Paige Richardson RELEASE DAY BLITZ + GIVEAWAY!









Title: The Halves of Us (The Halves of Us Trilogy #1)

Author: Sydney Paige Richardson

Pub. Date: October 9, 2018

Publisher: The Parliament House


Twin Sisters: one destined to rule, one cursed to destroy.

Some say blood is thicker than water. But for twin sisters, Adie and Aura, their connection runs even deeper than blood. After investigating a surprise attack carried out by dark souls controlled by the Wicked Willow, an evil residing in a neighboring region, Aura uncovers a family secret: she is the fulfillment of a curse placed upon her family centuries ago.

While Aura is destined to destroy their planet, Thindoral, Adie is fated to follow in their mother’s footsteps and become Ruler, but even Adie’s path comes with revelations. Dangerous premonitions plague her dreams, all depicting Thindoral’s demise at the hand of her sister.

As darkness takes control of her mind, Aura must determine whether defying fate and time is the choice that will seal her destruction, or if self-sacrifice will save all she holds dear. Meanwhile, Adie is faced with an impossible decision: save her sister, or protect their world?

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Author Bio

Even before I could hold a pencil in my hand, I was making up stories in my head. I wrote my first book in the second grade, Girls [sorry Lena Dunham], about me and my best friends in college [because college was super cool when you were 8] who went on treasure hunts and fought bad guys with our super powers. My second grade teacher was so impressed with me, she laminated a cover and bound it. That will forever be the moment I dreamed of holding a copy of my own book and placing it on a shelf.

Now all grown up, my head still stays in the fantasy world, fashioning worlds where the power of a star can be harnessed and used for time travel, flying is just as easy as walking here on earth – and my best friends are fairies. My characters are dark and lost individuals, but your love for them will grow when you realize not everything is black and white. I am represented by Rebecca Angus at Golden Wheat Literary.

I have a three book deal with The Parliament House with Book One of my current
trilogy, The Halves of Us, scheduled to be published in 10/9/2018.

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                                >> GIVEAWAY <<
                           1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.



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Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves BOOK REVIEW!!!





Title: The Girl He Used to Know

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Published: St. Martin's Press

Release Date: April 2, 2019


Annika has never been very social and the thought of just being around strangers is enough to send her into a panic. The time has come for Annika to leave the comfort given to her by homeschooling to venture off to college. College turns Annika into a whole mess of emotions as it becomes even more obvious that she is not like most people her age and she even comes off acting more like a small child at times than an young adult. One day while hiding underneath her covers reading a book Annika overhears her roommates friends quietly making fun of her for being so strange. Falling into a panic Annika makes a desperate phone call to her parents to come pull her out of college. Pretty sure that she would be leaving college behind for good Annika's roommate pressures her to come down to the common area of the college. Reluctantly Annika agrees and follows her roommate through the grounds to the common area where other students were engrossed in conversations, food, and a chess. Annika's eyes fall on the group of students playing chess together. Her interest peeked at the thought of playing the game that she loves to play at home with her father and she is greatly encouraged by her roommate to join the Chess club. That simple act saved Annika from dropping out of college. She also begins to get close to her roommate even though they are both very different people.

Not long after Annika joins the club a handsome fun loving guy named Jonathan joins the Chess club and is quickly paired up with Annika. That one simple decision altars both of their lives forever as Jonathan and Annika slowly become friends then quickly to relationship status.

Jonathan loves everything about Annika right down to her odd quirks that come off as a bit child like and timid. The two were inseparable for what seemed like forever until graduation got closer. Jonathan wanted a future with Annika and had everything planned out for her to follow him to New York after she graduates. Then one simple accident causes everything that they both built between one another to come crashing down and their future together to come to a halt.

After a decade of lost contact Annika finds herself face to face with the man she loved so long ago in college. Everything about Jonathan is the same though many years have passed. The strong love they both had for each other was still there but a bit damaged over the years. When their broken love for each other begins to come back together something bigger than anything they have faced before happens that could bring their love to a permanent halt. Everything is left to Annika to trace the clues and put the puzzle pieces back together or lose Jonathan and her future with him forever.

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Thoughts:  First off I must give praise to the BEAUTIFUL artwork on the cover, it seems so simple yet has a lot of meaning once you have read the story. Now some praise for this AMAZING novel! I love this book so much and it has now become a permanent resident on my bookshelf for future readings. The characters are so well written about that you feel their pain and love for each other on every page. The book is written from their time in college to their adult lives and the narrative for the story switches back and forth between Annika and Jonathan which gives you a closer look at their lives and love instead of it just being one dimensional. I will warn you though that the ending for this book is very tense at times and may upset/trigger some people due to a certain topic in history. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes contemporary romance but long for a deeper story line, I assure you that this book will give that to you. Good luck ever getting this beautiful story out of your head after reading it. 





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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Chained by Night by Larissa Ione BOOK REVIEW!




Title: Chained by Night (The Moonbound Clan Vampires book 2)

Author: Larissa Ione

Published: Pocket Books

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Hunter is a clan chief of the Moonbound vampire clan who is at war with an enemy clan with larger numbers. In a last ditch effort Hunter makes a deal with the enemy clans chief to save his clan and valued members from slaughter. The deal is that Hunter a valued pure blood vampire to the vampire race would mate with the other clan chief's daughter not only to have powerful purebred children but also to make the chief's daughter a queen of an up and coming clan.

After everything is agreed upon the chosen daughter is sent with her twin sister in tow to Moonbound's headquarters to way for the full moon in which the mating ceremony will take place. Everything seems set in stone until it is brought to the two sisters attentions that the first born of every pure blooded vampire couple is to be give as a sacrifice to the demon responsible for the creation of the vampire race. The only way to keep this from happening is to compete in the demon's challenge that he has put together in his own realm. If the challenge is completed then the vampires are allowed to keep they child. The challenge consists of three parts and is highly dangerous and is seldom won. Hunter and his mate must compete in the challenge together but Hunter's chosen mate is to afraid to risk her life for the life of a child even if it is her own. The second sister who is a spitting image of the chosen mate sister offers to compete in the challenge in place of her twin sister in an effort to not only save their future child but also the life of the only person that seems to care for her.

As Hunter and Aylin dive head first into the trials of the demon realm it quickly becomes clear that the challenges may look easy from afar but are very cruel and difficult once started. In the midst of their bodies being pushed to their limits Hunter and Aylin must also work together and stay sane in a world were everything seems out of the ordinary. Even with everything happening around them something seems to be changing between Hunter and Aylin. Feelings for each other begins to surface between the two as they fight for their lives and it is quickly becoming hard to ignore, but once out of the demon realm they can't be together for fear of breaking the contracted deal causing the death of Hunter's clan. The line has now been drawn and Hunter must face the hardest choice he has had to make. Stay with Aylin and be happy risking the death of his clan family or continue the mating to a female Hunter doesn't love and sacrifice his happiness. Two choices, love or duty. Choose wisely.



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Thoughts: I literally flew through this book, I am not even kidding I num num nummed this book all the way up. I am loving this series so much they are extremely good paranormal romance novels with really good plots. Normally I don't read a whole series of books back to back but I will admit that I have now read all three books in this series in less than two months. I will be doing a review for the third book in the series later on. These books don't feel like you're reading the same story line over and over like most book series do. Each book focuses on a different characters with chapters being split up between the point of view of the two chosen characters. The whole method of this type of writing makes it feel like you are getting way more story than you normal would by just reading from one character's point of view. I am officially intrigued and I will be checking out Larissa Ione's other books in the future.






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Friday, August 31, 2018

Drakon Unchained by N.J. Walters BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY











Title: DRAKON UNCHAINED

Author: N.J. Walters

Pub. Date: August 27, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

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Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a
secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an
unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years
searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson,
her boss’s new head of security.

Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s
attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a
true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he
loves.
As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to
share their secrets in order to survive.





Author Bio

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore,
sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place
where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore
and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.
One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she
received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel and life would never
be the same.
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been
a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires,
werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors
with smoldering good look will vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got
to live it.  

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>>  GIVEAWAY!  <<

1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card, International.





Tour Schedule


8/27/2018 - Feedmeinbooks - Review

8/27/2018 - Don't Judge, Read - Review
8/27/2018 - Mythical Books - Spotlight
8/27/2018 - Sinful Swag And Sass - Spotlight


8/28/2018 - One Way Or An Author - Review

8/28/2018 - To Be Read - Review
8/28/2018 - Becky on Books - Spotlight
8/28/2018 - Cindy's Love of Books - Spotlight


8/29/2018 - Book Briefs - Review

8/29/2018 - Smada's Book Smack - Spotlight

8/29/2018 - Fall Into Books - Spotlight

8/29/2018 - Spilling Words - Spotlight


8/30/2018 - Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction - Review

8/30/2018 - Angel's Guilty Pleasures - Spotlight

8/30/2018 - BookHounds - Spotlight

8/30/2018 - Dazzled by Books - Spotlight


8/31/2018 - books are love - Review

8/31/2018 - Adventures in Literature - Spotlight

8/31/2018 - Tales of the Ravenous Reader - Spotlight

8/31/2018 - Dorky Girl and Skeletor - Spotlight



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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bound by Night by Larissa Ione BOOK REVIEW!



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Title: Bound by Night

Author: Larissa Ione

Published: Pocket Books


Nicole Martin's family is the founder and owner of the Daedalus Corporation. Unbeknownst to Nicole all through her childhood the lab in which her father is responsible of has been secretly torturing and enslaving vampires. When Nicole was eight years old an vampire uprising occurred which ending in the death of most of Nicole's family and almost Nicole herself. Now as an adult Nicole has taken over as CEO of Daedalus but still doesn't know about all the horrors that the lab has caused and is still causing the vampire population. Nicole being super naive has gone through most of her life not knowing the full truth of anything that had/has been going on in the Martin house but her life living under a rock changes when she is kidnapped by a handsome vampire in an attempt to stop the corporation. Even though she was taught to fear rogue vampires she can't help but be fascinated by the vampire that is holding her captive. The longer her life in captivity becomes the closer and more in love she falls for the handsome vampire.

Riker has spent his entire vampire life hating the humans, his hatred becomes pure rage when his female mate is captured by the humans and forced into slavery at the Martin house. The death of Rikers mate on the same day of the uprising catapults him deeper and deeper into the workings of Daedalus. In an attempt to put a stop to the corporation that has caused the death of many Riker kidnaps Nicole bringing her with him back to the clan that he calls home. The fall of a huge corporation is easier said than done and things take an unexpected turn causing Nicole to become stuck with Riker and the clan. The longer Nicole stays with the clan, the more knowledge of Daedalus is learned for the clan and Nicole. To make matters even worse Riker can feel himself coming to enjoy Nicole's company and begins to fall in love with a member of the species he has grown to hate.

Love and companionship alone will not be enough to save them or the clan from the fallout that is to come.




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Thoughts: I received this book for review after winning the second book in this series in a contest. I wasn't even sure I was going to read the series but I am so glad that I did! Larissa Ione has managed to create a world of vampires with abilities and weakness that aren't found in a traditional vampire. Being so used to reading books with traditional vampires it was a breath of fresh air to begin this series. The intimate scenes at times became a bit cheesy but I have noticed that they got better as the story went on and they are even better in the 2nd book. I love this book so much that I will be investing in a physical copy for future rereading. HIGHLY recommend to any who loves vampires, paranormal romance, or just romance. This book doesn't disappoint.





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