Jan 31, 2015

Book Blitz: Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook 
Published by Red Adept Publishing January 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Page: 300
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Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

About The Author:
Angela V. Cook lives a very unexciting, but never boring, life with her husband and two children just outside of Detroit. Like most writers, she’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a life that doesn’t involve creating worlds. Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts. Her idea of the perfect day involves a quiet house, a good book, and a piece of cheesecake. Or two.
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Jan 30, 2015

Book Blitz: My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen #1) by Sean Hayden

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen #1) by Sean Hayden 
Published by Untold Press April 4th 2012
Pages: 187

It was only a wish. Connor Sullivan was painfully average. The very highlight of his existence was going to school, doing homework, and playing video games. He thought nothing would ever change that. Unfortunately, homework usually screws everything up. A cut, some blood, and a hastily scrawled promise to sell his soul for his fondest wish...and all hell breaks loose. Literally. The Demons take him up on his offer. In a last ditch effort to keep his soul, he wishes to become one of the demons, or Fallen as they call themselves. Connor thought he had found a solution to his problem. He never fully understood the meaning of the phrase, "From the frying pan into the fire," until his wish was granted. The biggest Never ever fall in love with a human... And then she walked into his school. Beautiful, red-haired, funny...and blind. Connor's heart didn't stand a chance. Neither did the Fallen's rules. He had saved his soul, but could he find happiness without hurting the girl he loved? Or would secrets Jessica didn't even know she had destroy them all?

About the Author
Born the son of a fire chief, Sean naturally developed a love of playing with fire. His family and friends quickly found other outlets for his destructive creativity. Writing is his latest endeavor.

Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in steampunk. He has always wanted to rewrite history and steampunk gave him that opportunity.

Sean currently lives in Florida as a fiber-optic engineer as well as an author. He was blessed with the two most amazing children he could ever hope for, has met the absolute love of his life, who coincidentally is his partner in everything. His hobbies include grand designs on world domination as well as a starring role in his own television sitcom. 

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Jan 29, 2015

Book Review: The Dream Hunter (Dream-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dream-Hunter #1
Published by St. Martin's Press on February 6th 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 340
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In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them...

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he's in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he's drifted through the human unconscious, searching for sensation. Now he's finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she's seen many times.... in her dreams.

What she doesn't know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara's soul.

With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she's getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter's existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

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“Thank you, Geary. (Arik)

For what? (Geary)

For giving me a life that is the best dream I’ve ever had. (Arik)”

"The Dream Hunter" is a very interesting book to pick up and read if you are going along with the Dark-Hunterverse series. The books is like book 10 in the series if your not including the short stories which is a lot at that. There was this one time towards the end of the book, I had to reread a sentence because it didn't quite click, but then later on it sorta explains it in a way.

So you have the main characters Megeara or Geary for short and Arik or Arikos. Arikos is a Dream-Hunter a Skoti for that matter. During his time in the Dream world he found Geary, since being a Dream-Hunter he has no emotions what so ever. But being with Geary triggered something in him to want to go be with her in the human realm. 

So when he comes to the human realm Geary only knows him from the Dream world, she just thinks this guy who washed up on her boat looks like him and has the same name. Geary on the other hand she is an explorer, right now she is looking for Atlantis. Well Arikos tries to help her but she is like "Nope I don't know you.", but he ends up getting to help anyway. He gets help from Solin a demigod to help get permits so they can excavate the wall they found. Well guess who else is there "Katra", she is there to watch over Geary and make sure she doesn't unless the Destroyer. 

Yes I did like this book, yes it is something I could look back into later, but it isn't my favorite book out of all that I have read. 

I really like that fact that this one was about Atlantis and you got to learn more about the Destroyer. The setting was also in Greece which was another amazing thing about the book. It was a mix between Greek and Atlantis mythology, which is great!

Since this book was about the Dream-Hunters, in this book my favorite character had to be Tory, even though she wasn't really a main character. She was funny, witty, and smart. But if you wanna know which main character was my favorite it would have to be Geary. She made a promise to her father and she stood by it for so many years. She is sweet, and doesn't take crap from noone. 

My favorite part in the book was when Geary went with Katra to go get Arikos from the Underworld. She had to do the test that so many people have failed to do. It was intense and had me at the edge of my bed. I was so nervous I thought she might fail. The least favorite thing that I think happen in this book was the fact that Geary didn't let Arikos explain himself when M'Adoc came to come get him, she just tossed him aside and I was really upset about that. 

Jan 28, 2015

Author Spotlight: Karen Rose Smith (Giveaway)

Karen Rose Smith

Karen Rose Smith was born in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes mysteries and romances full time. She is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author. Her 86th novel, GILT BY ASSOCIATION, will be released in 2015 by Kensington Books.

When she isn't writing, she cares for four rescue cats and a couple of strays, gardens, and cooks. Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both mystery and romance, for a long time to come!
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Ten Things About Me
  1. I was an only child who always longed for a sister.
  2. During my childhood I always had access to a relative's farm.
  3. This summer my husband and I took in a stray pregnant cat and helped deliver her kittens.
  4. When I was in my late twenties, I learned to swim and ride horses!
  5. I attended the Beatles concert at Dodger Stadium.
  6. With my cousin I wrote a script for The Monkees tv show.
  7. I wrote for six years and finished 13 manuscripts before I sold two books in one week to two different publishers.
  8. I use a tape recorder to write and like to tape on the patio on summer nights under the moon.
  9. I love 60's fashion.
  10. I'm a crazy cat lady!

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Book Blitz: Henge (Le Fay #1) by Realm Lovejoy

Published on November 11th 2014

Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.
Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.
But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

About the Author:
Realm Lovejoy is a writer and an artist. She was raised in Washington State and the alps of Nagano, Japan. Her father is a Japanese ex-monk and her mother an English teacher from Rhode Island. Her art is influenced by both the East and the West.

Realm aspires to tell stories through her writing and art.
She is agented by Jessica Regel.
Her upcoming YA sci-fi novel is titled CLAN, due 2013.

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Jan 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesday #1 (Jan 27th)

So I decided to join in on Teaser Tuesdays which is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

"Oh, it'll get ugly. Real ugly."He gave her a cocky grin. "My flesh is used to being stripped from the bone little girl. Is yours?"
Please leave a comment...with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdayspost, or share your ‘teaser’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!