Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Whisper Cape Trilogy Blog Tour


   Celebrating the end of a trilogy is bittersweet. I love all the characters in the Whisper Cape series, but Cael and Addison own my heart and always will. Without them, I don't think I would have become an author. At least not a published one. A Secret Fate, book three is now available.
 The New Release: A Secret Fate (Whisper Cape Book 3)
Author: Susan Griscom
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense


October 31, 2013 is the official release date for the digital format. You can find your copy at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The print book will be available November 14, 2013. If you'd like to know a little bit more about Cael and Addie, here is a link to an interview with them back in 2011 shortly after their first book was published.

 
The Whisper Cape Trilogy
Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Publisher: Amber Glow Books

Whisper Cape (Book 1)
Publication Date: October 10, 2011

A Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense

5 Stars Phenomenal Book!!! Top Pick Review
- Night Owl Reviews

A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?

Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.

WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.

Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road--a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?

Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father's death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities--a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie's heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she'd left for dead.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Will fate win in the end? You be the judge.

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Review for Whisper Cape:
I have to start out by saying, I LOVE THIS BOOK!! Whisper Cape is so astonishing with characters that are lovable and well developed. I can't brag enough about author Susan Griscom. This book grabbed my attention from the moment I picked it up and I just couldn't put it down. If you are a fan of paranormal romance, you have to read this book!

Addison MacKenna moves back to Whisper Cape after her father dies. She has continued nightmares of his death and has a gut feeling he has been murdered. Worry ensues her when she fears she may have accidentally ran a man over and killed him. Sudden abilities and strange occurrences leave her searching for answers.

Cael Sheridan *sigh* is an angry and sometimes arrogant private investigator. He has been sent to find the daughter of his murdered mentor. Meeting Addison proves to be challenging for him. He is torn between keeping his distance in order to protect her from the evil that hunts her or seducing her. One of my favorite quotes, "He wanted to make love to her right there, but his sudden desire to protect her took over." I love this man!

Watching the story unfold with the added chemistry between Addison and Cael kept me begging for more. Cael is everything you could ever want in a man. Handsome, strong ,protective, sexy...shall I go on? Check Whisper Cape out, you will not be disappointed!


Reflections (Whisper Cape book 2)
Publication Date: October 8, 2012

Book 2 in the Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense, Whisper Cape Series
What if you heard a voice whispering warnings while you coped with a frightening pregnancy?
Knowing the future has its advantages...or does it?
Can love survive the reflections and memories lost?
Welcome to Maia's world.
Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she's pregnant with his child, he's over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry's baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia's nightmare has only just begun...

A beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

Excerpt from Reflections:

Gerry sat up and rubbed his shoulder. “Thanks, Addie.” He followed her gaze to the place where they had last seen Cael. It pained him, but finally he said, “Addie. Maybe he can’t get back.”

“You don’t think Finn shot him, do you? Cael is strong.”

Gerry shook his head but wasn’t sure if she noticed. “No.”

“Once he got him away from here, I’m sure he used his skills,” she said. “I mean, Cael could take Finn in a fight anytime.”

“He might not be able to come back.” Gerry brushed a strand of hair out of Addie’s face.

“What? What do you mean?” She stood and Gerry got up with her. He moaned a little from the pain and stood next to her.

“I don’t think he got shot. I’m not sure exactly what happened to Cael. When the bullet hit me, I lost balance. He might have received some of my …”

“What? No!” Her face paled and she fought to take in air.

“Breathe,” he said, stroking her back as Maia walked up and stood by her other side.

“I don’t understand.” Her voice was barely a whisper. She walked to where Cael had wrestled with Finn. “What sort of memory were you sending?”

“That’s the problem.” Gerry shook his head. He didn’t want to have to tell Addie that she might never see Cael again.


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Review for Reflections:
OMG I did not see that ending coming. No way!! I need to know what happens next. My heart feels like it has been ripped out of my chest. What an awesome book! I absolutely love Whisper Cape and Reflections is now on my favorites list. I love that Cael and Addison are in this book and continue to play a huge role in the series. (Cael...Swoon) 

In Reflections Maia and Gerry are front and center. We discover more about their relationship and how strong their love truly is when Gerry's evil, troublemaking ex girlfriend comes to town. I have to say, I wanted to smack this woman and make her leave town. I found myself fuming at her transparent tricks to try to belittle Maia and get Gerry Back. I do not like this woman at all. Anyway, with that being said, Gerry and Maia find themselves expecting not one baby but two babies. Maia starts hearing voices and seeing an old woman that no on else can see. This is only the beginning. This book has mystery that draws you in right from the start, hot steamy scenes and paranormal powers. Oh and did I mention Gerry is from Scotland and has a sexy accent? What more could you ask for?

Reflections is an awesome continuation of the Whisper Cape Series. I love this series so much. I highly recommend Whisper Cape (book 1) and Reflections (book 2) to anyone 18+ that loves a good paranormal romance. Awesome book Susan Griscom!!!


A Secret Fate (Whisper Cape book 3)
Publication Date: October 31, 2013

Description:
"Well, fate was cruel, wasn't it?"

Cael and Addison’s fate has taken an unexpected turn.

Gerry, Addie and Cael almost captured Careen’s murderer only to lose Cael in the battle—a battle that nearly cost him his life. But despite his survival, he faces a new challenge, thanks to Gerry's handiwork: will Cael remember Addie or is their love lost with him?

Addie’s family and friends think she should keep the relationship a secret from Cael so he isn't forced into feelings he can't remember. Just what she needs, more secrets and on top of everything else, someone stole the crystal. How is she supposed to get over the loss of her lover, a lover she'd barely had for only a few short months and deal with the secret of the lost crystal at the same time?

Aiden wants nothing more than to help Addie overcome her grief and get over Cael. Or is that all he wants? What happens when too many people know the secret and someone slips up?

Teaser Excerpt from A Secret Fate


He lay half on top of her, their legs tangled together on the sofa as their rapid heartbeats slowly returned to normal. He didn’t want to move or let her go, but he’d have to. He needed to get up and leave. How would he ever look Aiden in the eye again? What a mess he’d gotten himself into this time.

She sighed. “That was amazing.” Resting her head on his chest, she leaned her face to his and kissed him, gently, softly, then closed her eyes and rested her head. They stayed that way, silent, for a while.

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Review to come soon!!!!

About Susan
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.

Author Links:

Blog | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

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Be sure to follow along the tour for some more excerpts, interviews and reviews.

Oct. 31 Susan Griscom - Excerpts
           Reading For Fun – Review/Spotlight
           Amber Garza – Review/Spotlight
Nov. 1    Books and Hooks - Guest post
Nov. 2  Reading By the Book - Spotlight
           Angels on Earth -Review
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Nov. 8  Out There Reviews – Review/Spotlight
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            Writer's Refuge – Review/Guest post
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Nov. 12 Beacon Street Books – Character Interview
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Nov. 13 Lady Amber Reviews - Review



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Winter Rayne- J.M. Zuniga

Summary: What happens when an ordinary life becomes an extraordinary one? Winter Rayne thought she lived a somewhat normal teenage life, except for the teasing due to her father's outbursts of rage. Then, one day, she discovers her entire life has been a sham and she's not sure who she can trust. To make matters worse, she finds out the truth of her origins and is tossed into a world where she must fight for her very existence. Join the world of the Praestes and the Malfaisants and discover an entire world you may never have known existed. It will make you question if there is really a life beyond the one you already know.Title: Winter Rayne Author: J.M. Zuniga Pages: 305 Rating: 4/5 Stars Review: Winter Rayne was this weeks Book of the Week; by one of my fave indie authors J.M. Zuniga, in a book club/ group I am in. This is not the first book that I have read by her and it definitely won't be the last. I loved the OBE's (out if body experiences) as the focal point for the storyline. I found it extremely original I have never read another book about them. I liked how the story dealt with both real and paranormal situations. I do wish we had learned more about the Praestes and Malficants. Also there were some Spanish words and phases that I had no idea what they said so I wish a glossary had been included. I enjoyed Winter Rayne's character and I like how the author was able to make me connect with her and feel sorry for her at the same time. I feel like her upbringing was very rough, mostly due to her asshat father. Plus her mom made me mad because she let him treat her daughter like that. I found there to be a kind of love triangle happening and Rayne finally made a decision but I feel like it was the wrong one lol. Travis is a strange character for me because I kept getting this weird vibe from him and I'm not sure why. I am really hoping that in the next book we will get to meet Rayne's father, he plays such a huge role. Winter Rayne is another amazing book that J.M. Zuniga has put out there and I'm really excited for the next instalment. Also I would love a book of the letters that Rayne's father sent her, I'm nosy and I want to know what they say. I would recommend this story and also J.M. Zuniga's other series to those looking for original reads.
About this author

Author: Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series, Book 1)The Core (The Diamond Mini-Series, Book 2),Ransom (The Diamond Mini-Series, Book 3) ,a series of short stories linked together. Each one starts where the other one left off. I love to read and write. I am a mother of 3, ages: 19, 17, and 5. I began writing my first full length YA Paranormal/Speculative Fiction novel 2 1/2 years ago. Winter Rayne is still a WIP. I have an adult novel that is a WIP called Nerves of Steel You can find some of it here on GOODREADS. Other places I can be found: http://jmzunigabook.com http://jmzunigabook.blogspot.com http://jmzunigabook.wordpress.com http://jmzunigabook.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/J.M.ZunigaBo... https://www.facebook.com/TheDiamondMi... https://twitter.com/JMZunigaAuthor http://pinterest.com/jmzunigabooks/ http://www.youtube.com/user/JMZunigaA... http://jmzunigabookofficial.wix.com/j... I graduated with a degree in Business Administration-International Business (emphasis: Latin America) at CSUDH. My original major was architecture, but after graduating with an A.S. in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, I decided I would rather concentrate on opening a CADD business, thus the reason for my Bachelor's in Business. At the same time I obtained my Associates in Science I also obtained an Associates in Arts for General Studies and Certificates in CADD, Engineering Drafting, and Architectural Drafting.

Cover Reveal | Prowl Trilogy by Amber Garza

Series: Prowl Trilogy
Book Titles: Prowl – Entice - Unveil
Author: Amber Garza
Genre: Young Adult Christian Thriller
Length: About 220 Pages Each
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Cover Design by: White Rabbit Design and Creations
Banner Made by: Julia Hendrix

BLURB

Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Smith is sent away to spend a boring summer at her grandma's. But then she meets Wesley. He tells her exactly what she wants to hear and has information about her past that no one else knows. It's almost like he can read her mind.

Only Wesley isn't who he seems.

By the time Mackenzie discovers his true identity it may be too late. She's in too deep and he won't let her go. Now Mackenzie must call on the strongest power of all in order to save her life.

EXCERPT

“Hello Kenzie.”

He turned toward me. I gasped in horror. He was faceless. His face was a black hole with no eyes, nose or mouth, like a shadow. Was this what ghosts looked like? I thought for sure they’d be white like in the movies. “Oh, I’m sorry,” he said. “Is this better?”

His face transformed before my eyes. Black turned into peach colored flesh. It stretched and bent to reveal a cartilage filled nose. Two eyes popped out, and ears broke through the side of his head. Lips, hair, a body, and clothes appeared. My mouth dropped open, and hung loosely as if it had come unhinged. I slapped my hand over it to keep from screaming.

“You don’t need to scared,” he said.

“How did you do that?”

“You think that’s amazing? I can do much more than that.”

I nodded, taking a deep breath. “I think that’s enough for me right now.” He moved toward me, crawling stealthily on the bed like a cat. I moved away from him until I was pinned against the wall. He smiled, revealing blood red gums and a perfect row of white teeth. His pupils were black, and the whites were filled with spidery red and purple veins. My body shook.

“Why are you scared, Kenzie? Don’t you recognize me?”

BLURB

Mackenzie returns home from the summer with her grandma, certain that Wesley is out of her life for good. Until the nightmares resurface, and strange things start to happen. Is Wesley back? When the danger escalates and threatens those closest to her, Mackenzie must fight to save them. Only this time the evil is more powerful, and Mackenzie is faced with an impossible decision.

EXCERPT

“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” I asked Tanner as I stared down at the foamy rush of water.

“Breathtaking.”

I glanced up at Tanner who was staring right at me with a look so intense it caused heat to rise up my neck and spill across my cheeks. Taking a deep breath, I averted my gaze. I reached into my pocket and pulled out my phone with the intention of taking a couple photos.

“So, you’re calling him, huh?” I tried to ignore the jealousy in Tanner’s voice; tried to tell myself it was just a figment of my imagination. I wanted to believe that Tanner only thought of me as a friend, and that he supported my relationship with Isaac. But deep down I knew that wasn’t true.

I shook my head. “No, I was just going to take some pictures.”

Relief swept over his features. He beamed at me. “Here, let me.” He grabbed the phone from my hand. Holding it out in front of us, he pressed his cheek to mine and snapped a shot. He was so close I could smell his aftershave lotion, and the sweat on his skin. My pulse quickened. My heart pounded in my chest. He turned to me, his face inches from mine.

I froze, unable to move or even breathe. His face came closer and somewhere in the back of my mind, alarm bells went off. I knew I should step back, or push him away. But my feet stayed rooted to the ground, like I was a tree on the mountain, a permanent fixture. I could hear the blood rushing through my ears, feel the beating of my heart. The world around us stopped. It was as if we were the only people up here. Tanner’s eyes stared into mine. I swallowed hard, and kept my gaze even.

BLURB

Mackenzie is looking forward to her eighteenth birthday and upcoming high school graduation. Until an unwelcome visitor from her past appears, threatening her future plans. Will she ever be free? Armed with a new weapon and the boy she loves by her side, Mackenzie prepares to fight. She doesn't realize that she is about to step into the ultimate battle between good and evil, where the stakes are higher than ever before.

 
EXCERPT

“What was that about?” Isaac asked when we got inside the house.

“What?”

“The way you said hi to your neighbor and then started looking in another direction and said hi again in a weird voice.”

“Oh.” I smiled.

“That’s just how I talk to kids.”

“Why did you do it right now though?” His brows furrowed in a look of utter confusion.

I was starting to get annoyed with this line of questioning. Can’t I say hi to a neighbor boy without getting the third degree? So what if I use an odd voice when talking to kids. Lots of people do. “Cause I was saying hi to the little boy.”

“What little boy?”

Cold slithered up my spine at Isaac’s tone. “The boy sitting next to Mrs. Kelley in the front yard.”

“There was no boy with her.”

I flung open the front door and raced outside, my heart thumping in my chest. Was I going crazy? I was sure I saw a little boy.

Relief flooded me at the sight of the child still sitting in the grass. I gave Isaac a triumphant look. “See. Right there.”

Isaac narrowed his eyes, staring in the direction I pointed. I expected an apology. Instead, he said, “Are you okay?”

“Fine. Why are you acting so weird?”

“Because there is no little boy there.” A chill brushed over my body, causing goose bumps to rise on my flesh. I glanced back at Mrs. Kelley who kept weeding, oblivious to our conversation. She also seemed not to notice the child, even though he practically sat on her legs. The boy’s neck craned to look at me, but he still didn’t smile.

Fearful, I raced back in my house. Why did I see him if no one else did? Who was he? And what was he doing next door?

AUTHOR BIO
Amber Garza is the author of Young Adult paranormal and contemporary romance. She has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl, making books out of notebook paper and staples. Amber lives in California with her amazing husband and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Riley's Secret- Christina Smith

Summary: Megan Banks feels like an imposter in her own life; she doesn’t belong with her friends or with her parents, who ignore her. After a fire she’s indirectly involved with, she finds herself with two hundred hours of community service. It’s the charity she volunteers at that finally makes her feel like she belongs. These people, with whom she has nothing in common, mean more to her than her rich, selfish friends. 
But for some reason her supervisor, Nate Green, doesn’t want her there. He thinks she’s a self-centered rich girl who deserves to be in jail. After she’s threatened by the kids who started the fire, Nate and Megan form a strange friendship, built only for her protection. But the more she feels for him, the more he pushes her away. As they become closer, Megan knows Nate is attracted to her as well, but she also believes that he is hiding something. But she could never guess what he really is. Before she realizes what is happening, she becomes involved in a world she didn't know existed. In this strange new reality, can she finally find a place where she belongs?
Title: Riley's Secret
Author: Christina Smith
Pages: Rating: 4/5 Stars Review:  I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This was the Book of the Month in my goodreads group Reading For Fun. I just finished reading the prequel Riley's Curse and I loved it. I was excited to start this book because I was so drawn into the prequel. I also love the cover. I like do his story as well I was just missing the old world charm that the novella had. I did like that this book read fairly quickly and there was enough action and romance to keep me interested. I still really enjoyed these characters and I'm glad that Nate finally told Megan the truth. Also I'm glad that Megan made new friends, unfortunately her parents are assholes and you can't pick your family. I really want to learn me about Joe and Lauren and most importantly Mona. I want her story. Is she who she says she is?? Overall this was a great start to the series and I'm very excited to read the rest of the books. I really enjoyed Christina Smith's writing and I will be checking out her other series as well. This is another book I would recommend to werewolf lovers.
About this author

I grew up in Kingston Ontario, Canada, and after getting married, moved to a small rural town in the country. I live here with my husband Brad, two kids Josh and Megan, and our dog Bailey. Even though our house is peaceful, surrounded by nature and the occasional deer, I'm still a city girl at heart. I miss civilization, and visits with my mother and two sisters. My Young Adult Fantasy books include: Fated Dreams # 1 in the Affinity series Delusions # 2 in the Affinity series Riley's Curse, A Moon's Glow, Prequel, Novella Riley's Secret, A Moon's Glow Novel #1 Riley's Torment, A Moon's Glow Novel #2 Riley's Redemption, A Moon's Glow Novel #3 My adult contemporary Romance Books include: Finding Abigai l

Review: Riley's Curse- Christina Smith

Summary:  See how a life can change after just one bite. Because of one fateful night, Nathaniel Riley loses his girl, his family, and life as he knows it. His world has been turned upside down. One day, a normal teen living in the 1890's, the next a mythical creature he didn't know existed. How can he live with himself with deadly urges he can't control? He's a monster with a conscience who wants to make up for all the pain he's caused, but how can he do that when a fellow monster wants to take everything in his life away from him. Nathaniel Riley has lived for a long time. Before he met Megan, he had a family, another girl he loved and a world in which he was happy. Find out how it all changed in just one moment.Title: Riley's Curse Author: Christina Smith Pages: 115 Rating:  5/5 Stars Review:  I grabbed this novella awhile ago, number one because it was free and number two it is about werewolves. I hadn't had a chance to read it until my goodreads group Reading For Fun had feature Book one Riley's Secret as our book of the month for October. This gave me the perfect opportunity to delve into this short story and I'm glad I did. I found it to be a quick and easy read and I was hooked from the first sentence. I loved all the background that this book was made up of. If I had read the full length novel first this would have been all the info I would be craving. I also loved the historical setting and how the author was able to describe it. I really enjoyed the characters. They all grew on me although some not for long. I don't like the bad guy because I feel like as far as we know the only reason he is out for blood is because he is an ass. He has no actual reason. I also enjoyed Nathaniel's parents. Mostly because how often do you see people's parents who know about them being a supernatural creature and who would also support them if they did find out. All in all, this was a great prequel filled with actions and romance. It also has a great story line and gave us backstory on the characters. I will definitely be carrying on with this series. I would recommend this story to werewolf lovers.
About this author

I grew up in Kingston Ontario, Canada, and after getting married, moved to a small rural town in the country. I live here with my husband Brad, two kids Josh and Megan, and our dog Bailey. Even though our house is peaceful, surrounded by nature and the occasional deer, I'm still a city girl at heart. I miss civilization, and visits with my mother and two sisters. My Young Adult Fantasy books include: Fated Dreams # 1 in the Affinity series Delusions # 2 in the Affinity series Riley's Curse, A Moon's Glow, Prequel, Novella Riley's Secret, A Moon's Glow Novel #1 Riley's Torment, A Moon's Glow Novel #2 Riley's Redemption, A Moon's Glow Novel #3 My adult contemporary Romance Books include: Finding Abigai l

Review: Forever- Karen Kincel

Summary:  Jessica has the perfect life. Wonderful husband, two beautiful boys, a fairytale existence. In a moment, everything changes. To make matters worse, a stalker will stop at nothing to get to her. Can she stop him before it's too late? Title: Forever Author: Karen Kincel Pages: 254 Rating: 4/5 Stars Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I don't usually read adult books, but when I do I love the suspense/ thriller type and Forever was just that. This was a book that I could fly through with my heart beating out if my chest the whole time. I really enjoyed both the romance and the heartbreak surrounding this story. The only part I had a hard time with was the spirit. I just found that part unrealistic and that the story could have done without it. Otherwise I really loved this book. I feel in love with these characters. The author gave just enough for you to fall in love with them and then she ripped them away. I was rooting for Jessica the whole time and I was glad when she could finally be happy. The stalker was so evil. He gave me the creeps right from the get to. I loved how we got his perspective as well as Jessica's. I would have liked more of his backstory. Overall I loved this book! It was almost perfect in my eyes. I would recommend this novel to those looking for an edge of their seat read. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
Karen R Kincel was born in Phoenix, AZ and moved to Missouri at an early age when her parents divorced. At age nine, she moved to Des Moines, IA. Currently, she resides in the Kansas City, MO area.
She is a technical writer by trade, and has lived all over the United States. Her two adult sons are the light of her life, having raised them primarily alone. She has a dog and two cats, and loves to travel and meet new people.
Making her debut with "Forever" was a lifelong dream, and she is currently working on her second book.
You can join her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/karenkincelauthor, follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Karen_Kincel, and find her on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/360077. Email her at krkincel@yahoo.com. She welcomes all emails and will promptly respond to you.

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Dark Seraphine by KaSonndra Leigh

Title: Dark Seraphine
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Genre: Young Adult Dark Fantasy
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Synopsis:
**The Re-launched Second Edition will be published on 10/27/13**

"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating, Gia, have of making it out alive.
Author Bio:
I live in the City of and Medicine, . I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Queen City Press: Jessica Sorensen Character Interview and Giveaway

I have been looking forward to this post.  I am a huge fan of Jessica Sorensen's and this is a real honor for me.  If you haven't read any of her work, then you are missing out.  I am so excited to see her at the Queen City Indie Con in Cincinnati, Ohio in October 2014.  Today I have an interview with Ella from The Secret of Ella and Micha.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.  There is also a giveaway at the bottom of the post!!

The Secret Of Ella and Micha
Blurb:
The Secret of Ella and Micha: A rule-breaker with a fiery attitude, Ella always wore her heart on her sleeve. Then she left everything behind to go to college, where she transformed into someone who follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. Now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. But once there, Ella fears that everything she's worked so hard to bury might resurface-especially with Micha living right next door.

Smart, sexy, and confident, Micha can get under Ella's skin like no one else. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. If he tries to tempt the old Ella to return, he will be impossible to resist. But what Ella doesn't realize is that when she left, she took a piece of Micha's heart with her. Now he's determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.


The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Blurb:

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck-and his life-might finally end . . . until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.

Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.

When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it's Callie who needs to be saved . . .


Author Bio:
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.


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Interview:
1.What is your name?
Ella Daniels
2.What is your current age?
20
3.Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings? What do they mean to you?
I have a tattoo on my wrist. An infinite tattoo and the love of my life, Micha Scott, has the same one on his arm, so it means a lot to me.
4.Where do you currently live (town, neighborhood, locale)? Do you like it?
I live in Sand Diego and I love it, especially the sunny weather.
5.What is currently your biggest responsibility / commitment?
Getting married.
6.Who is your best friend? Describe them briefly.
My fiancĂ© Micha. He’s been my best friend since I was about four years old. He’s a musician who writes beautiful lyrics and has an amazing voice and who’s never ever given up on me. He’s always been there for me no matter what.
7.What is your current relationship status?
I’m engaged and soon to be married.
8. What is your worst habit / vice?
My fear of commitment and my act for running away from tough decisions.
9.What makes you blush?
I don’t blush very often, except maybe when Micha says or does something really perverted in public, which he does often.
10.Who has hurt you the worst in your life, and how? Have you forgiven this person?
Probably my dad. We’ve had a really rocky past but I’ve forgiven him.
11.What is your biggest character defect?
That have low confidence in myself sometimes.
12.How would you define the word ‘love’?
I think love is something that doesn’t come easy. It’s something that you have to work for to find and let yourself feel. It’s connecting with them and trusting them. Opening up your heart to someone completely. 
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Knave of Hearts Series Blog Tour

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Annette Blair
Bio….
An adventurer and storyteller at heart, Annette Blair has explored nineteenth-century Amish America; Regency England; and madcap, modern Salem Mass, where bold women follow the Celtic faith with heart. There, she fought dragons, and fell in love with an angel. More recently, she’s taken to solving mysteries beside Connecticut’s Mystic River. Annette's work has garnered multiple Romantic Times TOP PICKS, Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and HOLT Medallion nominations. A triple Golden Heart Finalist, she's also finaled in the Golden Leaf, the Lauries, the Golden Quill, and National Readers' Choice Awards. She’s won multiple Booksellers Best Awards, LORIES Awards, Laurel Wreath, Blue Boa, Aspen Gold, RIO, Southern Magic, More than Magic, Orange Rose, Winter Rose, PRISM, Beacon, Colorado Awards of Excellence, Write Touch Readers' Choice Awards and an Orange County Book Buyer's Best Award. With SEX AND THE PSYCHIC WITCH, Annette took home three Anne-Bonney Readers’ Choice Awards out of four. CLOAKED IN MALICE her 5th Vintage Magic Mystery, was her first NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. E-books include The Rogues Club & The Knave of Hearts Series, comprising eight Regency Historicals. Her Sexy Amish Historical E-books and Audiobooks include: Jacob's Return & The Butterfly Garden. Sisters of Spirit and the Jewels of Historical Romance are two new Anthologies. This coming summer, the first of two new series will be published: The Brazillionaires and The Spellcasters. Annette is in negotiations with Penguin Random House for more Vintage Magic Mysteries.
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Series Synopsis….
Knave of Hearts Series by Annette Blair: What do a sea captain, a man of affairs, a comatose nobleman, and a vicar have in common? The Zebulon Fishkill Academy for Unruly Boys, that’s what, and a knaves’ pact to last a lifetime. NY Times Bestselling Author, Annette Blair, presents Sexy Scoundrels, bold brides and marriages of sheer inconvenience. Get hooked on laughter, romance, calamity and tears in a sassy, sensual quartet of “scandalicious” Regency Historical Romance.
Book Links…..

Knave of Hearts Series, Regency Historical Romance

Book One--FREE!
Sea
Book Two
Proper
Book Three
Captive
Book Four
Holy
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Reagan Larson has been dealt her fair share of tragedy, but each time she has come out on top.  Her heart is callused, but she still has hope. She may be the last one of her sorority sisters to still be single, but she knows Mr. Right is out there. Reagan is ready to move forward with her life when the time is right, or so she thinks, unfortunately when love is staring her straight in the face she keeps finding ways to hide from it.

The last thing Cole Conrad is looking for is commitment.  He is set in his bachelor ways and has no intentions of leaving them.  Having any woman he desires at his fingertips is how he has always lived. Cole is used to playing by his rules, until he meets Reagan Larson, and for the first time -after what had to have been one of his most fulfilling evenings with a woman- he wakes up feeling alone and used.





BIOGRAPHY
K.S. Smith is a twenty seven year old aspiring new contemporary romance author with her debut novel, One Night With Him releasing this fall.  When she is not writing you will most likely find her nose in a book, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.  


K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cover Reveal for Echoes by Amy Evans

Book 2 of Amy Evans' The Pinhold Prophecy Series, ECHOES, has a cover and we get to share it with you today! Check out how pretty it is and then look below to read all about the title and Amy! You don't want to miss the awesome giveaway that is going on to celebrate the cover reveal of ECHOES either! Make sure you go to the bottom and enter to win!


Isn't it pretty? The Pinhold Prophecy Series is a Young Adult Urban Fantasy series filled with mystery and romance. The first book, CLICKS is out now! ECHOES is scheduled to be released in Winter 2014.

About ECHOES:

Echoes are the sounds the universe makes when you ignore it the first time. 

Instead of signs, they are sirens.  Echoes are louder and more dangerous than Clicks. 

All the twins on Pinhold Island are healthy again, but the summer is still upside down. Cami's been paying better attention to what hides beneath the eye candy on her seemingly idyllic home, trying to make sense of the new threats to her friends and family. Massive storms have come to Pinhold, flooding the Island in a way not seen in generations. They leave behind destruction and the Red Tide, which lends the Island an eerie glow, makes the air itch and people's eyes burn.  Through it all, Cami and Blake are working hard to repair their relationship, Mica is attempting to trust the grown ups on island, Shay is worried she'll never swim again and everyone is tying to re-focus on the Surf Carnival and training for The Guard.

But the threats to Pinhold from the sky don't compare to the danger that still hides beneath the waves. Can Cami and The Guard find the cause in time to reset the pin, or will they suffer damages that can never be reversed?

About The Pinhold Prophecy Series:

ECHOES is book two of Pinhold Prophecy Series where the fate of the world balances on the head of a pin.

Amy Evans is a young adult / new adult writer who believes that all the best stories get told with kisses. She’s excited to bring audiences even deeper into the mysterious waters around Pinhold Island with this second book in the series. The first novel, CLICKS, is a romantic coming of age story about hot lifeguards and surf competitions with dashes of sci fi and dolphins on the side.  It’s available at Amazon and everywhere books are sold.






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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Book Blitz: Bloodlines Trilogy- Lindsay Anne Kendall

Title: Bloodlines Trilogy
Author: Lindsay Anne Kendall
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Bloodlines Blurb:
Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family.  Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keirabegins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more.  Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face herenemies, even if this could mean losing her life.  Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable.  Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.
Torment Blurb: Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever! In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.  This time, the stakes are higher – what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one – not even Lucifer himself – knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally – a demon named Eligos - can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.
Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a stronger-than-death passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy...
Revelations Blurb:
In this final instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy, Keira and her friends face their toughest battles yet. Not only with the ones they believe have set out to destroy them, but also with themselves and each other. A shock revelation throws the group into confusion, torn between what each of them think is right and wrong. Keira now has to make a hard choice – does she stay with the people she loves, and fight with them – Or does she leave them, join forces with the person they originally thought was heartless, cold and brutal, but in fact, is doing something she actually agrees with. Something that could benefit and comfort almost every person who has ever lived. Revelations will take you to a place you never could have imagined existed. Heart-wrenching passion, death-defying friendship, treachery and pain, mixed with extreme battles, powerful magic and self-belief, make for an unbelievable climax that will stay with you until the end of time.
Excerpt from Revelations:
Eligos lowered his head, and a moment later his swords appeared. I looked quickly at Keira. I could have sworn that for a brief second I saw a rush of panic cross her eyes.
“Your mind is set then?” he asked her.
“It is.”
“You said you would stay with me, that you would love me forever; I didn’t realize forever came with an expiration date.”
“I gave you the chance to come with me, to stay by my side, but you refused. You let me go alone.”
Keira, please don’t do this,” Lucian and Tyler begged.
“I’m not doing anything; I’m simply standing here.”
“This is the way it has to be,” Eligos said in a bitterly cold tone, stepping closer toKeira and raising his swords.
“No, no please…please KeiraEligos, please no,” Lily cried, attempting to run towards them. Danny and Hecate took hold of her and she fought to no avail to get free.
Eligos was only a few feet away from Keira now, and she stepped forward from the car. Her eyes were glowing the brightest of blue. Just when I thought nothing else could surprise me, Keira spoke.
Eligos, I’ve already torn your heart apart; don’t let your body and soul suffer the same fate,” she taunted.
I heard some of the others gasp in shock. How could she be so cold towards someone she was supposed to have loved? This was not the person we had grown to love…this was not the Keira we all adored.
Author Bio:
I have lived in Droylsden, Manchester, all my life. I live with my parents, my younger sister, Cheryl, and her little girl, Faith. 
I never knew what I wanted to do with my life until I began writing. This is my dream. I get most of my inspiration from music, I’ll sit listening to it and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. My stories play like videos in my mind, then I go and write them down. 
I'm a very dark person, I love anything spooky, supernatural, or unexplainable, and so that’s the genre I want to write in for the rest of my life. 
I work as a freelance graphic artist. I help my own publisher from time to time (World Castle Publications), I'm down as an available illustrator for Crooked Cat Publishing, and have recently been working with Empire Voices, creating the paperback and audio covers for their "Classics" line. I also create promo art and even book trailers. You can find out more about my art by clicking here.
Scary films are a true love of mine, although I find it very hard to find one these days that actually frightens me. My favourite story of all time is Bram Stoker's, Dracula. The movie is equally as amazing. I also love, The Crow, Constantine and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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