Monday, August 19, 2019

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

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

Author: K.M. Martinez

Publisher: K.M. Martinez

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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

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

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

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

Book Links: Goodreads ** Amazon   

Author Bio

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

Author LinksWebsite * Twitter * Instagram * Facebook * Goodreads * Amazon * BookBub  

                                             >>>   GIVEAWAY   <<<

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

Book Excerpt

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

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

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

Her brothers snorted and laughed. They sounded like donkeys.

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

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


Week One

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

8/19/2019- Wonderstruck - Spotlight

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

8/20/2019- Country Road Reviews - Excerpt

8/21/2019- Book Sniffers Anonymous - Excerpt

8/21/2019- Jaime's World - Excerpt

8/22/2019- Parajunkee - Excerpt

8/22/2019- Colorimetry - Excerpt

8/23/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads - Excerpt

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

Week Two

8/26/2019- BookHounds - Interview

8/26/2019- Book Briefs - Review

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

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

8/28/2019- Good Choice Reading - Excerpt

8/28/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe - Review

8/29/2019- Jypsylynn - Review

8/29/2019- Daily Waffle - Spotlight

8/30/2019- the suburban lifestyle - Review

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

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

Title: Julian Fox: The Dream Guardian

Author: E.J. Miranda

Genre: YA Fantasy

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

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

Book LinksAmazon ** Goodreads

Author Bio:

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

To learn more about her life and work, visit

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Friday, April 26, 2019

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


Author: Sage Sask

Publisher: SBSK Corp.

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD


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

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

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

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

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

About Sage Sask:

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


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

Find SageWebsite Twitter * Instagram * Pinterest * Tumblr * Facebook * Goodreads

                                >>>  GIVEAWAY <<<

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

Tour Schedule

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

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

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

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

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Monday, April 15, 2019

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


Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley

Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD


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

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

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

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

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

I just need to figure out why.

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

Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Find itGoodreads * Amazon * B&N * TBD


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

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

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

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

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


About Kathryn

Kat has always been a storyteller.

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

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


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

Tour Schedule

Week One:

4/15/2019- BookHounds - Excerpt

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

4/16/2019- Lone Tree Reviews - Excerpt

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

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

4/17/2019- ❧Defining Ways❧ - Excerpt

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

4/19/2019- Lisa Loves Literature - Spotlight

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

Week Two:

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

4/22/2019- Parajunkee - Excerpt

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

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

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

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

4/25/2019- A Gingerly Review - Review

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

4/26/2019- The Secret Reader - Review

4/26/2019- Book Briefs - Review

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Bejeweled Blitz! MOBILE GAME REVIEW!

Title: Bejeweled Blitz

Developer: PopCap Games

Genre: Color matching puzzle

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

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


                                         Some of my game play below!

Download Bejeweled Blitz today and join in the addictive fun! 

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Little Book of X-Men by Roy Thomas MINI BOOK REVIEW!

Title: The Little Book of X-Men

Author: Roy Thomas

Published: TASCHEN

In this book you will find a skim through the history/creation of Marvel's X-Men. This book covers little bits of important things that happened through out the X-Men comics starting all the way back to the first issue that was released in 1963. You will get to know a bit about the popular characters that have graced our comic book racks since the 60's and TV screens since the 90's! This little book also gives you a bit of a glimpse at some of the artists behind the beautiful illustrations as well as the writers that have developed the superheroes and villains we have come to know and love. It will even give you a look at some of the characters that were forgotten/done away with for more developed characters.

Buy Links:  Amazon ** B&N


Thoughts: I got this book as a Xmas gift because I love the X-Men. This is obviously a small book but it is perfect someone that wants just a skimming of the X-Men history. This book does give some details but it doesn't give an huge in depth look at the creation of the X-Men the way a much larger book would but it's cute and makes an excellent addition to a collection. 

                                                             Some Screen Shots

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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.

Buy LinksB&N * Amazon * iBooks * Book Depository * Goodreads

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.

Buy LinksB&N * Amazon * iBooks * Book Depository  * Goodreads 

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.

Find Jadie JonesWebsite * Blog * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads * Facebook  

                                >> GIVEAWAY <<

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


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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