Friday, April 26, 2013

*TOUR: REVIEW+GIVEAWAY* Shadow of Wrath by L.W. Patricks

Title: Shadow of Wrath
Author: L.W. Patricks
Series: Sins of the 7 (#1)
Pages:  300
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: March 13, 2013
Publisher: Strange Crow Publishing
Event Organized By: Xpresso Book Tours
Visit the other stops: Tour Schedule
Source Of Copy/Format: provided by author/tour
Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
In the Arena, you're either a killer or a victim.

If survival meant murdering an innocent person in cold blood every week, could you do it? Are you able to stick the knife into your opponent's heart while they look at you with fear in their eyes? Life in the Arena turns everyone into sinners.

When a starving and homeless boy is kidnapped and brought to a modern-day gladiator arena, hidden deep within the abandoned city of Bimini, he is forced to fight for his life. The crude death matches are a source of enjoyment for Ryker, who resides over the Arena as its vicious master. Given the name Dog, the street boy must find a way to survive, even if it means murdering other innocent kids in combat at the expense of his humanity. With every dead body he leaves behind in the pit, the blood and the violence threatens to wake a beast inside him.

Allegra, a slave girl in the pits and a victim of Ryker's constant abuse, is his only key to salvation. She has lost everything already -- her family, her innocence, and her dignity -- while her will to live hangs on by a thin thread. Can she save Dog's humanity before she too succumbs to the horrors of the Arena? With death casting it's long shadow over everyone, how can anyone survive?

A tale about survival, tragedy, and human perseverance, SHADOW OF WRATH allows us a glimpse into the world of the Sins of the 7.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

*REVIEW* Forged By Greed by Angela Orlowski-Peart

Title: Forged By Greed 
Author: Angela Orlowski-Peart
Series: Forged (#1)
Pages: 420
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: paranormal/urban fantasy romantic thriller
Release Date: September 20th, 2012
Publisher: Three Graces Publishing
Source Of Copy/Format: (Goodreads Group) We ♥ YA Books- ARR Program/ E-book
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles 
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Two Seattle 16-year-olds, Jatred and Jasmira, are not your typical star-crossed lovers. They are not even your typical Shape Shifters. Sure, they try to live an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as the Prince and the Princess of the rivaling ancient Races--the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards--can live. But eventually they learn that not much about their existence can be normal. Especially when the Races' two commanding Goddesses are involved.

One of the Goddesses is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means kicking Jatred and Jasmira's love to the curb. Nothing is off limits, including removing Jatred's memories of Jasmira.

To complicate things even more, there are the Universe's powers to consider. They are trapped in an ancient Amulet in order to protect the stability of the world. But the Universe has a mind of its own, and when the powers are unleashed, the forces of nature are disturbed; earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions shake the Earth. All Shifters of both Races are summoned by their respective Goddesses to fight in the name of, or against, the normalcy of the world.

Monday, April 15, 2013

*REVIEW* Owlet by Emma Michaels

Title: Owlet
Author: Emma Michaels
Series:  Society of Feathers (#1)
Pages: 138
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 13, 2012
Source Of Copy/Format: CBB Book Promotions/ E-book
Available Formats: E-book only
Buy Links:  | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | iTunes | Google Books |
My Rating: 4/5

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl. 

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the facade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

My Review
Writing Style:
Owlet is a quick and easy read, one that you won’t want to put down. It reminded me of a fairytale of sorts. I felt that the plot lacked in some respects but not enough to make me shy away from the book. It actually made me interested in reading the next book because so much was left unexplained. I have many questions about the back-story of Iris and the Society of Feathers that I hope will be answered in the next book. Character development and world building in this book was pretty amazing. I found myself wishing I could live on the gorgeous island that much of this book took place on!

My Opinion:
I fell in love with the uniqueness portrayed in Owlet. The idea of people sharing a soul with a bird and the way the two collide is astounding. The legends and songs of the Society of Feathers fascinated me because they read like an ancient fable. I’ve always loved the idea of spoken storytelling and enjoyed that it was a big part of this book. Iris learns of her past from stories told by Falcon based from books he has read. Books that are mentioned in books are always a welcomed plus for me! I enjoyed seeing into Iris’s dreams as well, they served as a way to perceive into her past and future.

So, will I be reading the next book in the series? Yes! I can’t wait to read more about Iris and learn more about the Society of Feathers!  

About The Author

Emma Michaels is a cover artist and author of Owlet. As the founder of The Writers Voice blog she loves to connect authors and readers. Her love of blogging started when she created a review blog in 2009 ( which gave her the courage to finally submit her own novels to publishers. 

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

*TOUR: REVIEW+ GIVEAWAY* The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak

Title: The Harvesting
Author: Melanie Karsak
Series: The Harvesting (#1)
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Pages: 211 (e-book format)
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Horror and Fantasy, Zombie
Event Organized By: AToMR Tours
URL to Follow Tour:
Buy Links: | Amazon | Smashwords |
My Rating:3/5

It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.

Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.

“To label this a zombie book would be a false pretense . . . this is so much more than that. What you start out with and what you end up with are very different, and those twists and turns in the middle will make your heart beat faster over and over again."-- Colossal Pop

Saturday, April 6, 2013

*Review+Giveaway+Interview* By the Light of the Moon- by Laila Blake

Author: Laila Blake
Series: The Lakeside Series (#1)
Pages:  232 (e-pub format)
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2013
Age Group: Mature audience (adult content)
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Book Trailer: click here
Buy Links: Amazon | iTunes | Crimson Romance |
Source Of Copy/Format: author/ e-book
My Rating: 5/5

 To hear Laila Blake reading the prologue: click here

Withdrawn and with a reputation for her strange, eccentric ways, young Lady Moira Rochmond is old to be unwed. Rumors say, she has been seen barefoot in the orchard, is awake all night in moon-struck rambles and sleeps all day. Some will even claim her ghostly pallor and aloof manner are signs of illness, of a curse or insanity.

The hopes of the peaceful succession to her father’s fief lie in an advantageous marriage. Moira, however, has a hard time attracting suitors. When one does show interest, her family pushes for a decision.

Almost resigned to the fact that she has no choice but to play the part she has been given in life, Moira is faced with Owain. A member of the mysterious Blaidyn creatures and a new guard in her father’s castle, specifically tasked to keep her safe. He is different from other people she knows and when one night under the full moon, she makes the acquaintance of the wolf who shares Owain’s soul, she starts to trust him and seek his presence. As he becomes one of the few individuals who doesn’t make her want to hide and retreat, she wants to learn more about him and they grow closer until they share a kiss one night under the moon. 

Faced with feelings and desires that overthrow everything she thought she knew about herself, Moira knows non-the-less that they have to be kept utterly secret. However much they try, however, they continue to be drawn to each other until one night, Owain discovers something about Moira that shakes him to core.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

*COVER REVEAL* The Secret Eater by Ros Jackson

Title: The Secret Eater
Author: Ros Jackson
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Cover Designed By:  Rick Parson
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Adventure (Novella)
Cover Reveal Organized By:  Xpresso Book Tours
Kenssie is a demon who feeds from secrets. Lately pickings have been slim, and she has grown so weak that her shield of invisibility is slipping. As the servant of a demon who eats embarrassment she already feels like she's the laughing stock of the demonic world. But the scorn of someone who thinks the Hawaiian shirts are the height of cool is the least of her worries.

A powerful fear demon is dead set on making her his slave, a position that carries seriously short life expectancy.

She has no friends.

No powers.

No clue.

Her only hope of escaping a life of terror lies in stealing a grimoire she's never seen from the clutches of a vindictive group of master demons.

The idea of a demon that feeds on secrets scares me a little... 
so much that I need to know more about it! 

What I like about the cover:
1. The color scheme because it makes me think of magic.
2. The swirl design near the woman's hand and along the right hand side, gives it a mystical magical feel.
3. The woman's attire looks wickedly awesome.

What I dislike about the cover:
1. The font style and color; it blends in with the background making it barely noticeable. 
2.  The horns on the woman's head look like they were scribbled in like they shouldn't be there.
3. The plain blue strip along the bottom annoys me because it draws away from the cover images.

What is your opinion of this book and its cover?
About the Author
Rock singer, xenobiologist and ninja are just some of the jobs Ros wishes she could put on her CV. She has been a book blogger for over a decade, and has done a wide range of different jobs whilst dreaming of the written word. She lives in Lincolnshire under the iron rule of a grumpy black cat.

Author links:
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Monday, April 1, 2013

And the winners are....

I  just wanted to announce the 5 lucky winners of the e-book sets of 
The Soul's Mark series by Ashley Stoyanoff.
The e-book set included:
The Soul's Mark: BROKEN (#3) 

And drum roll please.... 
 The winners are....

I already sent out the emails to all the winners to please check your email ladies! :)

I'm sorry to everyone who DID NOT win, but I have some good news for you too! 
 So keep reading!

In Celebration for the release day (April 1st) of The Soul's Mark: BROKEN, for one week, you can get all of The Soul's Mark books for $0.99 each from Smashwords using the coupon codes listed below!

 3 books for the grand total of $3.00 and some change... what a deal! Get yours while they are on sale!

The Soul’s Mark: FOUND
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Note: Coupon Codes Expire on April 7th 2013.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!