Friday, 31 January 2014

***Promo Post + Excerpt*** Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold By Iain Reading


Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in 
a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This 
first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, 
an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose 
for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi
Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack 
for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations. 

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend 
the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up 
in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly 
shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering 
mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, 
this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they 
are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final 
climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination 
of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and 
history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. 

There are currently three books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series 
available for sale on Amazon: 

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold: AMAZON

Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost: AMAZON

Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue: AMAZON

Excerpt :

**Prologue**

Back Where The Entire Adventure Began

As soon as the engine began to sputter, I knew that I was in real trouble. Up until then, I had 
somehow managed to convince myself that there was just something wrong with the fuel gauges. 
After all, how could I possibly have burnt through my remaining fuel as quickly as the gauges 
seemed to indicate? It simply wasn't possible. But with the engine choking and gasping, clinging 
to life on the last fumes of aviation fuel, it was clear that when the fuel gauges read, "Empty," 
they weren't kidding around.

The lightning strike that took out my radio and direction-finding gear hadn't worried me all 
that much. (Okay, I admit it worried me a little bit.) It wasn't the first time that this had happened 
to me, and besides, I still had my compasses to direct me to where I was going. But I did get a 
little bit concerned when I found nothing but open ocean as far my eyes could see at precisely 
the location where I fully expected to find tiny Howland Island—and its supply of fuel for the 
next leg of my journey—waiting for me. The rapidly descending needles on my fuel gauges made 
me even more nervous as I continued to scout for the island, but only when the engine began to 
die did I realize that I really had a serious problem on my hands.

The mystery of the disappearing fuel.

The enigma of the missing island.

The conundrum of what do I do now?

"Exactly," the little voice inside my head said to me in one of those annoying 'I-told-you-so' 
kind of voices. "What do you do now?"
"First, I am going to stay calm," I replied. "And think this through."
"You'd better think fast," the little voice said, and I could almost hear it tapping on the face 
of a tiny wristwatch somewhere up there in my psyche. "If you want to make it to your twentieth 
birthday, that is. Don't forget that you're almost out of fuel."
"Thanks a lot," I replied. "You're a big help."

Easing forward with the control wheel I pushed my trusty De Havilland Beaver into a 
nosedive. Residual fuel from the custom-made fuel tanks at the back of the passenger cabin 
dutifully followed the laws of gravity and spilled forward, accumulating at the front and allowing 
the fuel pumps to transfer the last remaining drops of fuel into the main forward belly tank. This 
maneuver breathed life back into the engine and bought me a few more precious minutes to 
ponder my situation.

"Mayday, mayday, mayday," I said, keying my radio transmitter as I leveled my flight path out 
again. "This is aircraft Charlie Foxtrot Kilo Tango Yankee, calling any ground station or vessel 
hearing this message, over."

I keyed the mic off and listened intently for a reply. Any reply. Please? But there was nothing. 
There was barely even static. My radio was definitely fried.
It was hard to believe that it would all come down to this. After the months of preparation 
and training. After all the adventures that I'd had, the friends I'd made, the beauty I'd 
experienced, the differences and similarities I'd discovered from one culture to the next and from 
one human being to the next. All of this in the course of my epic flight around the entire world.

Or I should say, "my epic flight almost around the entire world," in light of my current 
situation.

And the irony of it was absolutely incredible. Three-quarters of a century earlier the most 
famous female pilot of them all had disappeared over this exact same endless patch of Pacific 
Ocean on her own quest to circle the globe. And she had disappeared while searching for 
precisely the same island that was also eluding me as I scanned the horizon with increasing 
desperation.

"Okay," I thought to myself. "Just be cool and take this one step at a time to think the 
situation through." I closed my eyes and focused on my breathing, slowing it down and reining 
in the impulse to panic. Inside my head, I quickly and methodically replayed every flight that I'd 
ever flown. Every emergency I'd ever faced. Every grain of experience that I had accumulated 
along the long road that had led me to this very moment. Somewhere in there was a detail that 
was the solution to my current predicament. I was sure of it. And all I had to do was find it.

Maybe the answer to my current situation lay somewhere among the ancient temples of 
Angkor in Cambodia? Or in the steamy jungles of east Africa? Or inside the towering pyramids 
of Giza? Or among the soaring minarets of Sarajevo? Or on the emerald rolling hills and cliffs of 
western Ireland? Or on the harsh and rocky lava fields of Iceland?

Wherever the answer was, it was going to have to materialize quickly, or another female pilot 
(me) would run the risk of being as well-known throughout the world as Amelia Earhart. And for 
exactly the same reason.

"It's been a good run at least," the little voice inside my head observed, turning oddly 
philosophical as the fuel supplies ran critically low. "You've had more experiences on this journey 
around the world than some people do in their entire lifetime."

"That's it!" I thought. 

Maybe the answer to all this lies even further back in time? All the way back to the summer 
that had inspired me to undertake this epic journey in the first place. All the way back to where 
North America meets the Pacific Ocean—the islands and glaciers and whales of Alaska.
All the way back to where this entire adventure began.

About Iain Reading

Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, 
but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations. Iain is 
currently working on the fourth book in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency 
Series, which will be released in 2014. For more information, go to http://

***Cover Reveal*** FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS By Melissa A. Petreshock

***COVER REVEAL***
FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS
By Melissa A. Petreshock


New Adult Romance
Releasing April 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Following the death of her vampire uncle, twenty-one-year-old CAITRIONA HAYDEN finds herself in the midst of a trio of quintessential alpha male suitors in 22nd century sovereign America where human females should be seen and not heard.

 Theo Pendragon claims her as his ward, ordained to guard her through to a long-awaited destiny unbeknownst to Cait, but finds more than he expected when passion ignites within the dragon for the first time. Always drawn to the pursuit of knowledge rather than the heat of desire, powerful demigod Dante cannot deny everything his future holds in Caitriona. America's monarch, ancient vampire Corrin, has no interest in the frivolity of love, yet marrying Cait could be the answer to his continued survival.

   Soon, Cait goes from studying for college exams to choosing a husband in seven days, knowing the consequences are eternal, the love undying, and the bond timeless.


  About the Author:


Melissa lives on a small farm in rural Kentucky with her genius husband, exceptional children, and their feline overlords. When not inhaling or exhaling words, she subsists on unnatural doses of coffee, sarcasm, and music. To date, no dragons have been found in the woods surrounding her house, but she continues to hold out hope.



Thursday, 30 January 2014

***Cover Reveal*** Liquid Diet By William Tedford



Title: Liquid Diet
Author: William Tedford
Release Date: April 3, 2014



By day, Melissa French seems like an ordinary teenage girl, but when her infatuation with Troy Davidson turns into a dangerous obsession, she begins to stalk him through the night on the hunt to uncover his darkest secrets. Little does she know that the two of them are more alike than she ever could have imagined.



Melissa follows Troy into an abyss of pain and pleasure as she attempts to quench her thirst for blood while hiding her true nature from the rest of the day world. Soon, her dreams turn into a grotesque reality as she is caught in a web of ancient history, lies, and manipulation. As her thirst begins to take control, Melissa is faced with the challenge of her life and must fight for her survival—and the survival of the vampire race.

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William G. Tedford was born in June of 1942, one of five children. He has lived in Davenport, Iowa his entire life, three blocks from where he was born. He dropped out of school in his senior year, acquired both a high school and college GED with the Army Air Defense Command, and proceeded to spend the next thirty years building combines and tractors to finance a wife and five children of his own. From age eleven, he wrote books. Nobody would read his first story of a green radioactive monster. He's gotten much better, he assures us. No more tractors or combines to build, children pushing fifty, lots of books written of late, lots to read, and a Goldwing to buy. If you would be so kind? 



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

***Cover Reveal*** Taking Chances By Ariadne Wayne


Ariadne Wayne - Taking Chances - Cover Reveal
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 3/30/2014


Lauren and Mark Burrows lost their parents in a car accident one night. Despite their father being the drunk driver, both struggle with the urge to turn to drink; Lauren most of all. When all they have is each other, Lauren feels lost when Mark falls in love with Cassie Warren and moves out.

Ethan Stone has been alone since his divorce. His ex-wife took him for everything, and he has felt empty for a long time. He's not looking for love, but Lauren brings him back to life. The question is whether she can fight her demons for the man she loves, and if Ethan can handle the wild ride that is life with Lauren.


EXCERPT

Ethan leaned over to kiss her. “I’m looking forward to going to bed too. If I’m invited.”
She laughed, slapping his arm. “Are you kidding? After all that fuss at the door, you had better bring your A game tonight, Mister.”
“I don’t know about that, but I could do with loving you some more. We’ll have to leave pretty early. My schedule is full tomorrow.”
“You still came?”
“Lauren, I told you. You’re worth the effort. If I have to look for work down here, I will.”
“I can’t believe anyone would do that for me.”
“I love you. Even if you don’t feel the same way, I’ll be there when you need me.”
She kissed him. This man was special, and he was hers.
“I do feel the same way. My whole life, no-one ever loved me,” she said.
“I bet that’s a lie. You have such a good heart. Anyone who doesn’t love you isn’t worth knowing.”
“Can we skip dinner and get to the bed part?”
Ethan squeezed her hand. “Not after the effort I put in. Maybe afterwards.”
“Well, you can’t wash the dishes. There’s no hot water left.”
“You didn’t leave any for me?”
Lauren draped her arms over Ethan’s shoulders. “No. You should have joined me.”
“Next time, beautiful.”
She looked away, not wanting to meet his gaze. “What is it, Lauren?”
“No-one’s ever called me that before.”
    “Well, get used to it.”

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Monday, 27 January 2014

***Cover Reveal*** Captivate Me By S.J. Pierce


***Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce ***
Publication date: April 1st 2014 
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. Unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things vying for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing?’

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.



About The Author :

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy and Sci-fi novels. 

Even though her full-time career has nothing to do with books at all, she has always enjoyed complex storytelling with fascinating characters, and has had a penchant for the written word since grade school. As a matter of fact, her first publishing credit was a poem she wrote at the age of twelve. Why her love for writing never translated into a career, she can only attribute to 'life happens', but her wish is that she can redirect her career path into something that satisfies her creative inner-self.


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Saturday, 25 January 2014

***Versatile Blogger and Awesome Blossom Awards***

I am speechless for receiving the "Versatile Blogger" and "Awesome Blossom" Awards. Same way that I was for winning the Liebster Award!

These awards are an amazing way to recognize and inspire dedicated bloggers by other bloggers from the blogging community for their efforts, Versatile Blogger Award recognizes bloggers who have versatile tastes and write about varied stuff on their blogs like reviews, stories, poems, inspirational posts etc. The Awesome Blossom Award gives recognition to bloggers who are awesome, ambitious and very dedicated in their efforts to give their best to their readers! :)



The rules for these awards are simple.

Rule 1: Thank the Blogger who nominated you and write a post with a link back to his blog.
Rule 2: Share 7 interesting facts about yourself.
Rule 3: Nominate other bloggers who in your opinion satisfy the requirements for these awards.

I was nominated by Nikita of Njkinny's World of Books. My sincere thanks to you girl for nominating me for these amazing awards. You rock! :)

Nikita has this pretty blog about books. She's a compulsive book lover, loves to review books, cook, laugh and make the best of each day.. Reading books to her is as important as breathing and she loves every second of it !! :) Go ahead & check out her book review HERE.

Seven interesting facts about me. Well I certainly hope they are interesting! *Grin*

1) I would stay inside a bookstore forever if life wouldn't get in the way.

2) I love collecting Paperbacks.

3) My phone is like attached to my hand 24/7.

4) I LOVE pets more than myself.

5) Becoming a singer is my dream. Though everyone knows I cant sing to save my life. :D

6) I would love to see these both books on the big screen :

Callum & Harper By Fisher Amelie

The Storyteller By Antonia Michaelis

7) Lastly, when I started writing these random things about me all the way to the last point I was like : OMG WHO AM I?? :D

My nominees for both these amazing awards are :

Natalie of Book Cupid

Congratulations! :)
Happy Reading and Blogging!
I hope I continue receiving your love and support. Thank you! :)

***Out Now*** The Broken Parts Of Us By Ker Dukey


Blurb :

Some people search their whole life for a connection -- a reason to be here, and feel life in all of its intensity.. 

But what if you never wanted to experience that emotion? 

Jasper lived his life coldly determined never to fall in love. 
Some people impact your life in a moment, and will stay in your life forever from then on. What if an irresistible force crashes into you -- not once, but twice, and from a totally unexpected source? Jasper must overcome past demons that are still plaguing him and his friends. 
He must face future choices he never knew he would have to make. Sexual chemistry can come in all forms. When the lines blur between friendship, love and lust, a new darkness finds its way into their lives.

 Either these relationships survive or die forever broken ……in The Broken Parts of Us

Excerpt (Jasper)

Coming to the dance studio was like slow torture for one reason. Kyra. She's a dance instructor here...

She stirs something inside me, primal and deep that I refuse to give knowledge to. She's also my wet fucking dream. I want inside that tight little body so bad, but she's important to River, and as bad as I want her, I know I won't want her for longer than my needs take to be satisfied. So I don't pursue her, even though when she smiles at me, all nervous and coy, my dick strains against my jeans. I have to hold him there to stop him from tearing through and slithering up her leg.

Excerpt (Derek)

 Jasper’s nightmares, and the frantic call from River telling me Michael pushed her down the stairs; her sobbing cries telling me he was Danny’s, left me really not feeling up for company tonight.
Danny still haunts us after six long years. I would never change the family I ended up with from the rubble of Danny’s earth-shattering actions, but I'm so angry that they're  still suffering, and would give anything to take away the damage he inflicted.
People don’t realise trauma stays with you. It may fade, it may become easier to cope with, but it’s like scar tissue; it will always be there and no amount of healing can rid you of it.
Not all scars are visible. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you can’t see; they’re the ones that hold your mind hostage in nightmares. They’re the ones that manipulate your emotions, making guilt crawl into your mind, polluting reasonable thought. Guilt can be so hard to live with; consuming and painful.
People think death is the worst thing that can happen but it’s not, it’s the living that other people have to go on doing once someone we love is taken from this world. It’s the what ifs that constantly replay in our minds. It’s the did they know I loved them? What would they be like if they were here now? How do I get up today and live with this agony?
The only thing that makes it slightly easier is having family to live for, to love, to get up and go on coping for. River has become like a sister to me. She fills a void left by my own sister; her death still plagues me and I feel responsible for her taking her life. River and I share this same grief. We are bonded by a shared misery; a painful sorrow that is a part of us.

Sammy has become like the brother I never had. We share a love for River, but also we are survivors. We have both looked the devil in the eye and lived to breathe another day. 

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Friday, 24 January 2014

***ARC REVIEW*** Pawns: By Estelle MacDonald


SUMMARY :

Leslie, the fifteen-year-old red-haired spitfire, starts life the daughter of nameless, uncaring parents. Abandoned at the side of the road, she stands shivering, with no skills beyond knowing how to pace her way through weeks of starvation. A group of runaways take her in, led by a particularly charming, strange boy. They take her in, giving her a chance at a new start with a full belly and a place to sleep - but nothing comes for free. How will she survive her new life, with her options slowly disappearing as this fateful night wears on?

REVIEW :

***ARC received by the author for an honest review***

Pawns is a prequel novella that tells the story of Leslie, one of the characters in Rook which is the first book in the Timeless Games Series .
It took me exactly a minute to remember who Leslie was since the story of ROOK came back to me instantly. Also did I remember that I really liked that book. :D
After remembering Leslie I recalled that I hadn't like her very much in ROOK but knew that there was something more to her than what had been portrayed. Pawns is Leslie’s story and honestly it’s heartbreaking. It actually explains a lot of her decisions from ROOK and lets you know exactly how she ends up with Chase in the first place. Her parents are terrible and she has had a miserable life. I have conflicted feelings towards her right now. Should I like her any better or shouldn't I? No matter the answer to that knowing more of her background helps me to understand some of the decisions that she made in ROOK. So she has my sympathy there.

Overall, I'd say that I did enjoy reading PAWNS. It sure will help you understand Leslie's character much better.

Rating : 3/5 Stars

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***Cover Reveal*** Losing Enough By Helen Boswell

***Losing Enough by Helen Boswell***
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:

When Alexis Lin heads to Sin City for the summer, she wants nothing more than to dive into the clubs, spas, and concerts – the benefits of her father’s high roller lifestyle. Most of all, she wants to forget about her ex-boyfriend and the fact that he won’t be waiting for her back home. On her first night in the city, Alexis gets into a bad scene but walks away from it with the help of Connor Vincent. Private security guard to the top gamblers, Connor puts all of his wits and charm into his relationships with the high rollers, but he’s the anti-Prince Charming when it comes to women.

Faced with a sudden tragedy and loss, Alexis is forced to turn to Connor one more time for help. But if Connor does what she wants, he risks losing everything he’s worked for. Together, they each have to figure out how much they’re willing to gamble and ultimately, how prepared they are to face the past.

Sometimes risking your heart is the biggest gamble of all.


About The Author :


Helen Boswell loved to get lost in the pages of a story from the time she could sound out the words. Originally from upstate New York, Helen spent much of her early adult life tromping around in Buffalo, NYC, Toronto, and Las Vegas, those cities now serving as inspiration for the dark and gritty urban backdrops of her stories. An author of both urban fantasy and contemporary romance, she loves to read and write characters that come to life with their beauty, flaws, and all.

Helen dedicates her time to raising her family of two boys, teaching college students, and of course, writing. 

Find out more about Helen at www.helenboswell.com


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***Cover Reveal*** Burn Me By Shelley Watters


***Burn Me***
By Shelley Watters


An Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing April 29, 2014
Published by Swoon Romance

After her twin brother dies in a house fire, firefighter Katrina Hale is determined to prove she’s stronger than the flames. But while her focus on her career leaves little room in her life for romance and her current relationship fizzles, she soon discovers fighting fires is nothing compared to the scorching desire she feels in fellow firefighter Greyson Neal's arms. Firefighter Greyson Neal is the type of guy girls dream about when they want their knight in shining armor to wear bunker gear. But he’s not interested in fulfilling every girl’s fantasies. Now he wants the one woman he can never have, and she seems hell- bent on getting herself killed to prove that she’s worthy of her job. Kat must choose between her career and her heart, and fight to keep them both when an arsonist threatens to take it all away.


  About the Author:

Shelley Watters writes romance for young adults and adults. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two kids and two dogs. She loves listening to music, reading good books and letting her imagination go wild as she creates new worlds and torments her characters in delicious ways.



***Exclusive Teaser Countdown*** The Broken Parts Of Us By Ker Dukey


Thursday, 23 January 2014

***Exclusive Teaser Countdown*** The Broken Parts Of Us By Ker Dukey


ARC REVIEW : Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers #1) By Christie Anderson


SUMMARY :

California teen, Sadie James, thinks her life couldn't get any better. She has great friends, an energetic mother she adores, and the beach practically in her own backyard. But her carefree life is turned upside down when she's rescued by a mysterious and strangely familiar boy who won't even tell her his name.

Each time the boy appears, Sadie's unexplainable attraction to him deepens along with her need to unravel his secrets. The boy is there to protect her. But as wonderful and exciting as it might be to have an irresistible boy with crystal green eyes protecting her every move, every minute of the day . . . why does Sadie need one?

As Sadie finds answers, she realizes her life isn't as perfect as she thought. Not only is she caught in a world of dangerous secret agents she never knew existed, but it turns out her true identity may be the greatest secret of all.

REVIEW :

***ARC received for an honest review***

So happy to say that I said yes to review this book. I really liked it. Loved the lead characters Sadie & Rayne. Oh Rayne! 

 "I stared at his suntanned chest. I was usually better controlled around muscles,
but in this case, I just kept staring.
He glanced at me from the corner of his eye and turned back to my direction. I'd swear he was holding back asmile. Was he purposely teasing me?"

Okay I'm gonna leave my swooning for later. *Grin*

“You make it sound like I’m perfect or something. Nobody’s perfect.”
His voice was soft. “To me you are…”

I liked the writing style a lot obviously because it kept me hooked to the story. Being inside Sadie's head was real fun. I could feel what she felt, the sudden sadness, her determination to be cheerful, her instant attraction to Rayne. Though Rayne & Sadie were star-crossed lovers I would have liked a little more romance between them. Rayne! You hear me? You gotta let go a little. Lose some control boy!!

Moving on to the story, Sadie here lives a happy life with her mother. She doesn't know her father since he left before she was even born. She believes that she would never see him again or hear his voice only she doesn't know how wrong she would be. Than one fine day she had the sudden urge to cry so to get out of that sadness she went to the beach. Enter Rayne. Seeing Rayne, Sadie feels an almost uncontrollable attraction to him. She feels like she knows him but doesn't remember how or why or when. 

Rayne’s hands opened outward in frustration.
“I can think of nothing else but speaking to her again. I find myself distracted, unable to focus, longing for the exhilaration of her company, planning a future with her that can never be
possible…”

As the story proceeds, secrets are revealed, some may surprise you, some you may never see coming! Who is Rayne? What is the silver liquid he always carries around with him? Why does she feel like they belong together yet he flat out refuses to encourage her feelings. Oh  and did that guy just say that Sadie was his daughter? (wink)

Find out the answers to these questions in this great start to a series DEEP BLUE SECRET. Oh where is the sequel, I need to go get that! ;)

Rating : 4/5 Stars

Review : Wrecked (Wrecked #1) By Priscilla West


SUMMARY :

“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?

WRECKED
RESCUED (WRECKED BOOK TWO: Coming Early 2014)

Review :

"We're both drowning, Hunter." 
I sobbed, trying to push him away but he held me tightly.
"I'm flailing like an idiot and I'm just going to 
pull you down with me! We're both going to drown, 
can't you see that? I can't do that to you, Hunter..." 

I think my heart just broke into pieces. Hunter! How?? How could you bear Lorrie's burden when you had such a big one of your own? My heart shatters everytime I think about it!

About the character's now. I understand what and why Lorrie's couldn't trust anyone or couldn't get into a relationship with Hunter I do really, but as the story progressed I felt her to be overreacting. A lot. I mean okay we get it that you've been through hell. But c'mon girl you gotta be a bit more sensitive to others too. They have their own shit going on. I dont want to spoil the story for those who haven't read it yet but I have to spill out what pissed me off the most in the story. 

During the last fight in the end when Hunter was on his deathbed he pleaded Lorrie to not leave him & she was like "I have to go,I'm sorry" and all that crap! I mean how dare you claim to love someone who need you as his next breath and just walk away!!??!!

THAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF A LOT! I wanted to become Ada at that moment and slap some sense into Lorrie! 

Phew! I think I've let off some steam that had gathered up after reading the end. I did really love Daniela & Gary's characters. They were simply wonderful and the best friends you could ask for. I hope they get a story of their own. Priscilla..I hope you hear me! *Grin*

Overall, it was a good story. It kept me interested & turning the pages till the end. Any book which does hat to me will always remain a good book. Wrecked sure was one of them. I simply cannot wait for the conclusion of this story which continues in RESCUED. Hopefully in which Lorrie comes to her senses before literally wrecking her, & hunter's life & happiness as well as ruining the story for me! Finger's crossed for Rescued.

"ARC received by the author for an honest review"

Rating : 4/5 Stars

***Cover Reveal*** Of Sea and Stone By Kate Avery Ellison

***Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison***
Publication date: February 2014 
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Synopsis:

All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.

When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.

Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving…


About The Author :



I've been making up stories since I was five years old, and now I'm thrilled to be able to do it as a full-time job. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings. When I'm not writing, I'm creating digital art, reading funny blogs, or watching my favorite shows (which include TVD and BSG). I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA.


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REVIEW : Crush (Crash #3) By Nicole Williams


Football glory. A giant diamond. A wandering eye.

Jude and Lucy are happily engaged . . . but that doesn't mean life's a bed of roses.

Once again, Jude and Lucy are torn apart by football training and a summer job that creates new tensions. This time Jude's the one with trust issues. Will Lucy's life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?

Review :

" I'll always come back, Luce. No matter how many rip-roaring fights we have and no matter how many miscommunications we have. I'll always come back because you're where I belong." 

It's decided. Jude & Lucy have a special place in my heart forever! <3

I loved, let me repeat LOVED this book!The main thing that I loved about this book was that Jude and Lucy dealt with all of their problems, and they were so much determined and determined to keep their relationship strong. 

There were all kinds of emotions, all sorts of misunderstanding, but at the end of the day there was this bright light of happiness.

Jude has improved a lot. Like way lot. I don't even know if that makes sense. I remember him in Crash. He was so violent, anger, and immature. And now in Crush, he is this sweet, responsible man, who accepted his life with his new wife and his daughter. Lucy, was a rollercoaster of emotions. And that was so very normal. She had been through a lot, and she just proved herself to be more strong. And I'm proud of both of them.

Their love was so pure, so unconditional and unadulterated that just when I thought they couldn't make me any more happy, they did. As I mentioned in the beginning, their story will be my favorite always!

RATING : 5/5 Stars

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

***#RockGodsOfRomance Limited Time Sale!***

#RockGodsOfRomance Limited Time Sale!

Lose yourself in a wildly passionate, swooningly romantic and enthralling joyride with the Rock Gods of Romance Boxed Set, which features NEW stories of all heat levels from various NYT and USA Today bestselling authors. With this collection, all your secret fantasies and daydreams will come to life in the arms of the sweetest and sexiest rock stars you'll ever find in romance novels.



Hometown Hook-Up by Caitlyn Duffy: 

Brice Norris' new-found fame as lead singer of the rock band Sigma is suffocating him when he returns to West Hollywood after the band's first world tour. He feels like he's being pulled in a million directions by managers and agents, and can't find a way to block out the trappings of fame--the girls who want to spend time with him, the cocktails, and the paparazzi--long enough to start working on the band's second album. On a spur-of-the-moment trip home to Massachusetts to visit his parents, his chance encounter with his former high school crush, Meredith, reignites not only his attraction to her, but his passion for music.

Record, Rewind by Ava Lore: 

The last person in the world Cassie Bell wants to see is Damien Colton, the lead singer of the blazing hot band, The Hollow Men, and her secret high school crush.

But when she and Damien meets at the hotel where she cleans rooms for a living, it seems fate has brought them back together. And when they find themselves locked in the hotel's rooftop, it seems fate likes to play a good prank.

Can Cassie ever overcome her shyness and confess to Damien the torch she's carried for years, or has time changed them both too dramatically for them to ever have a second chance?

Playing Autumn by Mina V. Esguerra: 

"Hot Piano Girl" Haley and rock star Oliver officially meet on a plane ride back to Houston, where they're both serving as mentors at a music festival for young artists. Unofficially? Haley has been a fan of Oliver's since she was ten (and he was twelve), when she saw him on a TV talent show. And Oliver's had her in his head since he saw her performing covers of his songs online. His career has hit rock bottom, and hers has stalled before even starting. Will an autumn weekend in their hometown give them exactly what they need?

The Ballad of Jude by Liliana Rhodes: 

Zoey Ackerman had no idea a summer job would lead to her helping create one of the biggest rock bands in the world. But when her boyfriend, Silverlight's drummer Jude Morrison goes on tour, can their love survive the temptations of sex, drugs and rock n roll?

The Rockstar I've Loved for So Long by Marian Tee: 

Dylan Charbonneau, the rockstar 18-year-old Bree Wyle has been in love with since forever, wants to belong to her. That should make her deliriously happy...if only he hasn't made clear he also belongs to the millions of girls who love him, too.

Heat by K.T. Fisher: 

When Lacey's best friend, Roxie takes her out for her birthday they meet two sexy men. Not knowing that they are rock stars. They end the night at the girls apartment, where Cole and Mason find out just how close the best friends can be. Lacey and Roxie have no idea the guys are in a famous rock band, they're just two gorgeous men to them. Even as Cole and Lacey find themselves drawn to each other, Cole doesn't want to tell Lacey that he's a rock star. Can Lacey be with Cole when she finds out the man she thought she was falling for has been lying to her all along?