Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Release Day Review: The Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1) by Lisa Shearin

Mac went to New York to follow her dream. She wanted to make a difference, just like the rest of her family, but in a different way. Everyone in her family is in law enforcement in one way or another. Mac wanted to go after the bad guys, but not with guns drawn and fire blazing around her ears. She wanted to deliver them on the front pages, battle with the big guys in New York Times. Just one problem…. No big newspaper will hire a newbie with a new degree in journalism. So Mac ended in the Informer, a seedy tabloid that doesn’t care if it truly prints the truth or not – as long as it sells. But Mac IS telling the truth, and soon she comes into SPI’s radar.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Cogs In Time - anthology

Go on an adventure through unheard of places in time and existence. Here in these remote areas, thriving cities, and secret worlds, a strange technological revolution reigns. Inside these pages inventors, dreamers, and revolutionist rule in worlds of steam driven machines, cog powered humanoids, clockwork miracles, and paranormal magic. Dressed in corsets, top hats, and cog lined finery the heroes and heroines face down immense obstacles as they take to the skies in airships, use incredible technology that is a mix between ancient and futuristic, and discover love.
Fifteen talented authors, artists and poets have come together in the must read anthology of 2014. The product of this collaboration is an incredible journey through a blend of sci-fi, fantasy, action, adventure, history, paranormal, and romance that embraces the roots of Steampunk while pushing the genre to new, bolder limits.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Short Adventures

Hidden Holidays by R.L. Naquin
Set between book two, Pooka in My Pantry, and book three, Fairies in My Fireplace, "Hidden Holidays" tells of Zoey's first Christmas with her new family of monsters, myths, and urban legends. While everyone's favorite closet monster, Maurice, makes plans to decorate the house in the spirit of the season, an overwhelmed Zoey escapes to the beach where she discovers a young boy who needs her help.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Author Take Over: C. Warner-Thompson, Interview

Hi and welcome to my new place, Clemy! Hope you enjoy the new surroundings. Sit down, I have coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and some homemade Christmas cookies.
You recently released you second book in your latest fantasy series; The Mirage. Was it different to write compared to The Star?
It was. It was much, much harder to keep my thoughts and ideas in a straight line. I kept veering off with different ideas and sometimes I lost the pull of the story slightly, but the ending does the book justice… I think… 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak & Giveaway


I started reading Chasing the Star Garden with a hope of getting my hands on something good. I wasn’t disappointed.

I am an old fan of Sherlock Holmes. I LOVE how he pieces things together, how he follows the clues and catches the bad guy in the end. Now, I am not comparing Chasing the Star Garden to Sherlock Holmes, but there is a great deal of adventure, action, love, clues and chase in this amazing book. And I loved pretty much every page.

Our main character, Lily is a young air Jockey, with a past that would turn even your hair a shade whiter. Her past has her running from everything, hiding in the mist of the opium, or the dense fog of the laudanum, but it also makes her blind to things right in front of her.

Adventures in a Bustle? Guest Post by Melanie Karsak

Steampunk Clothing in Chasing the Star Garden
Hi Guys!! Welcome to my blog here on this beautiful Monday!  Hope everyone survived the weekend!:-D
Today, I have none other than the amazing Melanie Karsak coming by to talk about her choice of clothes for Lily in her new book Chasing the Star Garden. I have read the book, and my review will come up a little later today, but I loved every second of it! So, without anymore delay, I'll leave my blog in the capable hands of Melanie. Hope you all enjoy! And make sure to stop by a little later to read my thoughts of Chasing the Star Garden!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Help out a friend of mine; Rue Volley!!

Hello my friends. I have a small message (a plea) from a friend of mine; Rue Volley. Please help her to be Author of the Year!!

Please nominate Rue Volley for Author of the Year. If you want to vote it is open until December 15th to nominate and then the real voting begins to pick a winner who will be announced on New Years Day:) If you would like to vote for me it is pretty simple, you just go to this link, scroll down to "tell us your nominee", click on it and enter my name in the box:) It also enters you into a drawing for a $75 Gift Card. I am now sitting at #7, which is amazing! I am just honored to be on the list with the other incredible authors, makes me smile. You can also enter more (it gives you options to tweet it and so on)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Book Tour & Review: Skin Deep by Megan D.Martin

Keira’s been through hell and back, and got the freaking t-shirt to prove she survived. Now she is scarred for life, in more ways than one, and hides herself away from everyone by wearing thick layers of clothes and staying in her apartment – unless she is working.

One night her friends (the only two she has); Maryline and Darla help Keira getting her biggest wish; a perfect, slim, and beautiful body. By using the magic of a gypsy, there’s only one, tiny hang-up. Keira can’t have sex – ever. If she does, she will get her old body back faster than Bambi loses his footing on the ice.

But what happens when two very lonely souls met each other under circumstances far from ideal, both need each other, but have a hard time forgiving their own pasts to see what’s right in front of them?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Author Take Over: Dina Keratsis - Guest Post

Writing Obsessions


There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach


The Titanic was my latest. I binged, reading and watching everything I could about that fateful night. Survivor accounts intrigued me the most, especially the story of the passenger who watched a baby slip through its mothers fingers into the deep dark sea then witness that mother’s sanity unravel as she yanked out her own hair.


After relating this tale at dinner, my mother, concerned, asked, “Why are you always so obsessed with tragedy?” The answer slipped easily from my throat: “I’m half Greek with a splash of Irish. What do you expect?”


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Book Review: Brilliant Devices by Shelley Adina

I love Shelley Adina’s Magnificent Devices. To anyone who knows me, this is no news.

And frankly, what’s not to love? A feisty young lady, a band of young misfit boys and girls, science, steam, adventure and just a hint of romance. I love it, hands down. Shelley has a way of captivating me with her descriptions, her easy storytelling, her fascination for machines and all the action and adventure she puts into her books. When I start reading one of Shelley’s books, I can’t stop until I’ve turned the last page in the book.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Book Blitz & Review: Little Drummer Boy by Deliza Rafferty (Giveaway)

Heat up your holiday for only 99 Cents!

Little Drummer Boy - Vol. 3 of the Savannah Rossi Chronicles
Published Dec. 16, 2012
5,837 words
Erotic Romance

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Book Tour/Review: Daughter Cell by Jay Hartlove

Randolph is waking up from a four month sleepwalk. He’s been trying to cope with his wife’s death, but turned to alcohol, which didn’t make it better. Somehow, Randolph lost four months, and waking up he discovers he can’t even remember his only daughter, Desiree, was bitten by a snake and is in a coma. Now he’s trying to pick up the pieces, finding his lost memories and trying to bring Desiree back. He might have lost his wife, but he won’t lose his daughter too.

Randolph has been working close with an old friend of his; Young Nae. They have a company that makes beauty products. They dabble in genetics, pushes the envelope for what is possible. But how far would you be willing to go when you have lost the love of your life?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Book Blitz: Order Restored (The Impaler Legacy #3) by Ioana Visan & Giveaway


Despite their five centuries at war, the pandurs and the vampires work well together when they ally against a common enemy. Led by Little Council member Liana Cantacuzino and a thousand-year-old vampire Maximilien Hess, they descend on South Island, New Zealand, to search for the new breeds’ base.

With Dr. Jesse Carver kidnapped by the new breeds and Liana’s feelings for him muted thanks to Hess’ compulsion, Liana is forced to act like Jesse means nothing to her while she is dying inside. Asked by the new breeds’ leaders to betray her cause and losing the support of her people one by one, she needs to destroy the new breed-making facility before her entire world falls apart and everyone has to run for their lives.

The third novella in The Impaler Legacy series, a vampire saga like no other.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Author Take Over: Interview with Lisa Shearin, author of Raine Benares Series & The SPI Files

Hi Guys!!
Today I have the great pleasure of introducing the awesome and amazing Lisa Shearin, author of one of my all time favorite series; Raine Benares. Lisa was actually the reason I stumbled into blogging, and the very first author I EVER interviewed (I was SOOOO nervous!!). Today Lisa is here on my weekly Author Take Over, and we're talking about her new book and series. 

Release Day Blitz: Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

Hi Guys!
Thank you for stopping by on my stop in this Release Day Blitz for Chasing the Star Garden. I'm also a part of the tour, and I have a review coming on December 16.
Remember to enter the giveaway, and make sure to scroll past the rafflecopter to get to the excerpt; the entire first chapter of Chasing the Star Garden.
Hope you all enjoy!
Psst... Did you see my December Giveaway in the previous post? Closes December 15! Open international.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Giveaway

Happy December!!!
Oh yes, it's already December 1. Time truly flies by when you're having fun. I started this blog August, and have been busy non stop since; Author Take Overs, reviews, spotlights, tours and loads of fun. To celebrate both the make over of my blog (thank you to Ren from R&R design for making this looking so gorgeous!) and December, I have been harassing some of my favorite author (and friends), and put together a giveaway.

Awesome prizes, all international, 14 winners. Enter, share and have fun! ENJOY!

Soo... Let's take a look at all the prizes, shall we? (random order)

Release Day: Absolute Power by Candice Terry

Happy first December all my friends!! I hope you enjoy this first day in the month of Christmas. I know my kids are looking forward to this month all year, and to tell you the truth, so do I. I've already started the baking, and I'm not done yet. But that's me in a nutshell. ;-)

I have a few treats for you today - I'm starting off with this Release Day Blitz, and keep your eyes open for a December Giveaway later today. (AWESOME prizes!!)

But let's start with the Release Day Blitz for Candice Terry's new book; Absolute Power.