Monday, March 30, 2015

BLITZ + GIVEAWAY: 'PROTECTING SHAYLEE' by Elle Christensen

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  Protecting Shaylee by Elle Christensen Fae Guard #1 Publication Date: April 24, 2015 

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Synopsis:

SHAYLEE As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me. Until he was gone and with him, that belief. As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden. He made me begin to believe again. As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden. Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings. ADEN When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection. As a girl, I became her friend. As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction. Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left. Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae. The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself. And determined to make her mine.

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About Elle Christensen

Elle Christensen 

 I'm a lover of all things books, I've been an obsessive reader since I learned how to spell! I've been writing novels and short stories since I was twelve, but they say to write the genre you love the most, so as an adult, I fell easily into writing romance. My husband is my biggest supporter and he's a great sport when it comes to fighting the people in my imagination for my attention. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Cover Reveal: DISCOVERING APRIL by Sheena Hutchinson




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Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson 
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.
What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above. 

Pre-order (Amazon pre-maturely listed the cover, however it has not been advertised so no one will see it before the reveal): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V46MYJ4

SALE ALERT: 
Discovering April will be on Pre-Order sale for $0.99 until 5/1/2015! 
--Starting 4/27/2015 The Seraphina Series will also be on sale until 5/1 in honor of April’s release! 
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AUTHOR BIO:
Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny lead her to writing again. She constantly strives to be a positive role model and write stories that empower and inspire.  
Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. While God is currently writing her love story she continues to put all her time into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration. 
For more on Sheena and her books visit her website www.SheenaHutchinson.com.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Book Review: BOOKS, BLOGS and REALITY by Ryan Ringbloom


Summary:
Life can suck…

When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.

Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors. 

Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t. 

Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.

Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?
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Review:


I know that most people, majorly women (and me), have a social media life, whether it's on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr, where we share the good and exciting parts of our home lives. We embellish and express how our home lives are doing, we make friends, share feelings and thoughts that we could never tell in real life. But sometimes, when reality and fiction collide, or when you think they should, it just makes everything worse for both of your lives. And then once you go through all of the confusion, pain and sorrow by doing all of that, you realize that real life isn't so bad after all. It just takes a bit of control to make it even better. 

This book was so reminiscent of how I live my social media life, it was uncanny! lol
So, the story surrounds four women who have boring home lives, but in the digital world, share common ground with romance and fantasy books, their blogs, and trying to live up to this big world that doesn't exist in the real world. Rachael has a fetish for BDSM and wants to try it out with her new boyfriend, all because she read it in a scene of her favorite book; Jess believes that her boyfriend with the "bad boy" image has a good heart deep down, just like the male characters in the books she reads; Lizzie is newly married with a two-year-old baby, but feel stuck in her boring home life and gets little romantic attention from her husband, her high school sweetheart. Brooke becomes romantically involved with her boss at her new job, and wants everything to be all sunshine and rainbows, but real life doesn't work that way.

What I loved about the women's friendship was that even though they have never officially met, they all felt like they knew each other. That they could talk to each other without judgement, not only because they haven't seen each other, but because they have a strong bond. It reminded me of my friends on Twitter. We all have a commonality, we all have that special bond that keeps us together, and we feel like we can tell each other things we don't even tell our closest friends in real life. I don't really know why that is, but reading BBR made me think of myself and how I treat people, on and off-screen.

What I also found interesting was how each woman had to work towards a happy ending. Each female had to literally stop and think about the outcomes of using fantasy-romance novels as a clutch for their relationships, in order to save their relationships at home. As it should be, because in real life, that's how it is. One day, it could be the best day ever, and then the next it could be the worst. And sometimes, taking someone you love and care about very deeply on those trips could mean a lot.

I could talk about this book forever, but basically, it was a fun and entertaining novel. The writing style was very simple, nothing too glamorous or poetic, but it was still enjoyable and creative to watch what these women went through.


Rating: 4/5 
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Monday, March 16, 2015

BLITZ POST + GIVEAWAY: 'CLOSED SET' by Julia Harlow




Book & Author Details:

Closed Set by Julia Harlow 
Publication date: June 15th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Synopsis:
Cassandra Carlson is working on her five-year plan. A professional dancer, she moved to Los Angeles after college to work at her best friend’s Hollywood dance studio. She decides she can put up with the glitterati for the time being until she saves enough to open her own studio back home in Cincinnati.
When soon-to-be A-list British actor, Christopher Edwards, comes to her for dance lessons for his new film, the attraction is instantaneous and intense. Both are young, available and beautiful, but while she finds Hollywood garish and superficial, he’s on the brink of realizing his life’s ambition with no inclination for a serious relationship. Or so he thinks.
Just when their white-hot desire can no longer be denied, a jealous actress targets Cassandra in an insidious scheme, and a powerful studio head poses a formidable threat to them both. Cassandra puts herself in jeopardy in order to protect Christopher, but will she lose him in the process?


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AUTHOR BIO:
I love romantic fiction. Any kind of romantic fiction, whether it be historical, contemporary, fantasy, erotic - you name it. What's not to love about a swoon-worthy hero and a spunky heroine plagued by all sorts of conflicts keeping them apart, until it all works out and they live happily ever after? For the most part.

My first book, Closed Set, was published in June 2014. I am currently working on my second book. It definitely has a very swoon-worthy hero and an unforgettable heroine. Stay tuned for more info!

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Review: 'STILL ALICE' by Lisa Genova

 

Summary:
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life--and her relationship with her family and the world--forever.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Judith Guest's Ordinary People.
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Review:
This book was so touching, deep and beautiful. 

As the summary says, Alice is a linguistics professor at Harvard University, has a loving husband John, and 3 amazing grown children, Anna, Tom, and Lydia. Alice celebrates her 50th birthday with her family, and everything is right with the world. But when she starts to forget things she's been remembering forever, like baking her mother's cake, certain words from speeches she's given for years, and names of close friends and collegues, she decides to see a neurologist. After a couple more tests, she has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. 

I knew about this book because my favorite actress, Kristen Stewart, was playing Lydia in the film adaptation, so I wanted to read it in time before the movie came out. (Obviously didn't happen, because the movie came out last month! :P) The summary alone caught my interest because I haven't heard of a novel where we get to hear the whole of the victim's point of view; we usually get to hear it from the caregiver or a family member, or a friend. But to actually see the progression of the disease from Alice's point of view, from her mind to her speech, even to how she taught classes, was scary to see in my mind. 

My grandfather died 4 years ago from dementia, so seeing Alice go through similar symptoms brought me back to how I felt with him, especially the family. Alice's husband John couldn't cope and kept denying that there was anything wrong; Anna only thought of how the hereditary disease was going to affect her and her twin babies; Lydia was pretty much the only main caregiver for Alice. When Lydia asked Alice "What does [having Alzheimer's] actually feel like?" it made me feel relieved that Alice didn't have to be alone. 

Lisa Genova's writing style was fantastic and when Alice's disease took over her mind and thoughts, I noticed that most of the dialogue and narratives repeated over and over, until someone else had to correct Alice. I found that very interesting because it showed the fear and sadness of how Alice was feeling. 

The ending was also written really well, and it showed that the story wasn't over. That even though Alice didn't remember or know what was going on, she somehow knew that it was going to be okay because she had the love of her family with her.

I encourage you to read this book and see the film if it comes near you. I also encourage you to donate to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Kristen Stewart's 25th birthday

Rating: 5/5 
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

COVER REVEAL: 'INTERIM' by S. Walden

Interim by S. Walden
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Publication Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Genre: New Adult Suspense/Psychological Thriller

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Book Description:

High school seniors Jeremy Stahl and Regan Walters aren’t friends. Not even close. He’s a picked-on, picked-apart loser outcast. She’s a cool kid running with the popular crowd. It’s unlikely they’d ever speak to one another. Too bad he’s madly in love with her. But what does it matter, anyway? He’s got no time for love. Only revenge.

Meticulously detailed in the pages of his battered red notebook is his master plan: April 14, 9:30 A.M., two guns, eighty rounds of ammo, backup knives, eleven victims. He’s finally ready to answer every single taunt, jeer, and flying fist—unwarranted abuse that’s spanned six years of his lonely life. He’s justified. He’s ready. But he never readied himself for her.

Regan finds his journal. She reads it, and when he discovers her intrusion, he has to switch tactics. She’s a liability now.

Better fix that.


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Who was he? What was his purpose? He knew it once. Once, a long time ago, he decided to be a hero. He decided to avenge himself and all the other kids who were helpless against abuse. Once, a long time ago, he learned the difference between justice and mercy. He learned when justice was required. He learned when mercy was allowed. Once, a long time ago, he faced himself in the mirror and saw a stranger—a better boy than he could ever be. A boy with a mission. A boy with convictions. And he reached out to take hold of that boy, through the looking-glass, falling into a wonderland where righteousness ruled supreme and evil was destroyed with the pop pop! of a gun. The world made sense to him. Then.
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S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. She is the USA Today bestselling author of Going Under. When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her twitter feed at @swaldenauthor.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BLITZ POST: 'THE HUNTING SEASON: AURORA SKY, VAMPIRE HUNTER' by Nikki Jefford





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Book & Author Details:


Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford
(Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4)
Publication date: March 3rd 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Better to be a hunter, not prey.
Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.
In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.
Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Bookaholic, nature girl, and animal lover.

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.

She married the love of her life, Sebastien, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They reside with their Westie, Cosmo in Friday Harbor.

Loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

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BLITZ POST: 'TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE' by Ashley Stoyanoff





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Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff
(PRG Investigations, #1)
Publication date: February 28th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.
It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.
That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated.


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AUTHOR BIO:
Ashley Stoyanoff is an author of paranormal romance books for young adults, including The Soul's Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity.

In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul's Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories.

An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she's not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes.

Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online.

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