Friday, November 28, 2014

*Blog Tour+ Guest Post* Apocalypta: A Novel of the Future by Rob Matchett

Accepted Readers,

Welcome to my second tour stop for Apocalypta: A Novel of the Future by Rob Matchett! Today I will be featuring a guest post from Rob himself.  If you're interested in reading my review you can find it by clicking here. This is for all you sci-fi fans out there! Enjoy <3
Apocalypta: 
A Novel of the Future
By: Rob Matchett

Released: June 30th, 2014
Genre: science fiction/post-apocalyptic
Number of Pages: 613

Blurb:   
Apocalypta is a novel about a post-apocalyptic world at the cusp of the 25th century. With the discovery of a synaptic memory chip holding the memories of individuals in the past, there is an attempt to avert a return to the terrible conflagrations of the past. This chip - 'the eyes of god' - holds salvation through the truth. The main character, implanted with the chip, bids the reader to follow history back to our present time in order to understand the future. Moreover, humanity has a chance to become members of a galactic confederation, which through various species have been instrumental in our emergence from earliest times. Many unusual characters color this story, which is ultimately about the struggle for humanity to rise to a higher place in its long quest for survival.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

*Blog Tour+Review* Apocalypta: A Novel of the Future by Rob Matchett

Accepted Readers,

Welcome to my first tour stop for Apocalypta: A Novel of the Future by Rob Matchett! Today I will be featuring my review and a giveaway from the author. Make sure to come back on November 25th to see a guest post from Rob himself. This is for all you sci-fi fans out there! Enjoy <3
Apocalypta: 
A Novel of the Future
By: Rob Matchett

Released: June 30th, 2014
Genre: science fiction/post-apocalyptic
Number of Pages: 613

Blurb:   
Apocalypta is a novel about a post-apocalyptic world at the cusp of the 25th century. With the discovery of a synaptic memory chip holding the memories of individuals in the past, there is an attempt to avert a return to the terrible conflagrations of the past. This chip - 'the eyes of god' - holds salvation through the truth. The main character, implanted with the chip, bids the reader to follow history back to our present time in order to understand the future. Moreover, humanity has a chance to become members of a galactic confederation, which through various species have been instrumental in our emergence from earliest times. Many unusual characters color this story, which is ultimately about the struggle for humanity to rise to a higher place in its long quest for survival.

Book Links:
Amazon US Amazon UK | Chapters.Indigo | B&NKobo

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

*Book Tour* Hunting in Bruges by EJ. Stevens

Today is the release of HUNTING IN BRUGES, the first novel in the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.  To celebrate, we are having a book and swag giveaway!


About the Hunters' Guild series
The Hunters' Guild series is an urban fantasy series written by E.J. Stevens and set in the world of Ivy Granger.  The series is told in the first-person point-of-view of Jenna Lehane, a Hunter with a troubled past, a proficiency with weapons, and an intolerance for monsters who target the innocent.

Hunting in Bruges 
(Hunters' Guild #1) 
by E.J. Stevens

Release Date: November 11, 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

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The only thing worse than being a Hunter in the fae-ridden city of Harborsmouth, is hunting vamps in Bruges.

Being shipped off to Belgium sucks. The medieval city of Bruges is quaint, but the local Hunters' Guild is understaffed, the canals are choked with dead bodies, and there's no shortage of supernatural predators as likely suspects.

On second thought, maybe Bruges isn't so bad after all.

With a desire to prove herself, protect the innocent, and advance within the ranks of the Hunters' Guild, Jenna Lehane hits the cobbled streets of Bruges with blades at the ready. Someone, or something, is murdering tourists and dumping their bodies in the city's scenic canals. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Jenna begins to piece together clues that are dotted throughout the city like blood spatter.

Determined to stop the killings, Jenna delves into a bloody local history that only raises more questions--but some secrets are best left buried. Jenna must put her combat training to the test as she struggles to unearth the truth about an ancient enemy.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

*Blog Tour* No More Masquerade by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

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Behind every good man…is the love of an even better woman. Those were just pretty words before I met Claire Montgomery. Before my fairy queen burst into my life, I didn’t recognize the bastard in my morning mirror—but her love has given me the strength to face the imposter, even embrace him. My tower in the clouds is no longer a sentence of isolation; it’s a jumping point to the stars. With Claire at my side, I’m the king I always wanted to be, the Killian Stone I always dreamed of becoming. 

Which means for once, I want the mask guarding my secret to stay right where it is. 

If you want the grown-up fairy tale…learn to love the dark side. Profound sentiment. Wish I could get on board with it but the prince in pinstripes has other ideas. Life has been a dream since Killian burst into the ball offering the perfect fit—his heart and mine, not the shoes, the car or the jewelry—but the treasures have become his armor, hiding the man I yearn to know. I refuse to open his little velvet box until he opens himself, letting me see even the dark hallways of his soul… 

Until he lifts all his masks for me. Master of the masquerade… 
Fate has always bowed to my bidding. I should have known it was just picking its time to exact the best revenge, to reveal the secrets that will destroy everything. Without my disguise, am I still the man Claire fell in love with…or another penniless prince vying for an unattainable dream? 

Mistress of his ruin? 
He always told me to be careful what I wish for. By demanding his truth, have I not only demolished the dream we had…but the man I’ve loved more than any other? 

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

*Review* A Taste of Winter (Lakeside #2) by Laila Blake

Accepted Readers,

I have been waiting for what feels like an eternity to read A Taste of Winter by Laila Blake... I will say it was well worth the wait! By the Light of the Moon, book one in this series, is one of my all time favorite paranormal romances. It awakened an insatiable thirst in me for the paranormal romance genre that I still struggle with today. (I'm totally not complaining though because I love this addiction!)

Today I will be sharing my review for A Taste of Winter along with an excerpt. If you're interested in checking out my review for By the Light of the Moon you can view it by clicking here.

Warning: 
Contains language some might find offensive, some violence and situations of a sexual nature.
A Taste of Winter
The Lakeside Series #2
By: Laila Blake

Released: October 28th, 2014
Format: E-book
Genre: Romantic Fantasy/Paranormal

Blurb:  
Picking up where BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON left off, A TASTE OF WINTER is the second book in a romantic paranormal fantasy trilogy, set in alternate history medieval times. It follows the life of young Moira, a half fae noblewoman who fell in love with her shape-shifter guard and ran away from her ancestral home.

Traveling the country, searching for a safe place to stay, the two of them soon realize that life is not as kind to them as they might have hoped. They feel the sting of prejudice and bigotry in each town they visit, and the reality of poverty and winter begin to erode Moira and Owain’s blossoming love.

In the castle they left behind, darker plans are afoot. The fae spy Brody is slowly taking over, and he has no love for humans. He needs to be stopped before he can seize power and trigger another war between the races. But Moira and Owain are long gone, and Brody always seems two steps ahead.


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Friday, November 7, 2014

*COVER REVEAL* Sing For Me by Gracie Madison

Sing For Me by Gracie Madison
Publication date: January 23rd, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Cover Designed by: Berto Designs

Synopsis:
Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm's forbidden power.

As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.

Love.

The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.

Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.



Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing...if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie's dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.


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*Book Blitz* Intensity by C.C. Koen


Intensity by C.C. Koen 
Publication date: October 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
What would you do to improve your life?

Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?

Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?

Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

*Release Blitz* No More Masquerade by Angel Payne & Victoria Blue

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Behind every good man…is the love of an even better woman. Those were just pretty words before I met Claire Montgomery. Before my fairy queen burst into my life, I didn’t recognize the bastard in my morning mirror—but her love has given me the strength to face the imposter, even embrace him. My tower in the clouds is no longer a sentence of isolation; it’s a jumping point to the stars. With Claire at my side, I’m the king I always wanted to be, the Killian Stone I always dreamed of becoming. 

Which means for once, I want the mask guarding my secret to stay right where it is. 

If you want the grown-up fairy tale…learn to love the dark side. Profound sentiment. Wish I could get on board with it but the prince in pinstripes has other ideas. Life has been a dream since Killian burst into the ball offering the perfect fit—his heart and mine, not the shoes, the car or the jewelry—but the treasures have become his armor, hiding the man I yearn to know. I refuse to open his little velvet box until he opens himself, letting me see even the dark hallways of his soul… 

Until he lifts all his masks for me. Master of the masquerade… 
Fate has always bowed to my bidding. I should have known it was just picking its time to exact the best revenge, to reveal the secrets that will destroy everything. Without my disguise, am I still the man Claire fell in love with…or another penniless prince vying for an unattainable dream? 

Mistress of his ruin? 
He always told me to be careful what I wish for. By demanding his truth, have I not only demolished the dream we had…but the man I’ve loved more than any other? 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

*Book Blitz* Loving Angel by J.L. Weil


J.L. Weil’s next novel in her The Divisa Series, Loving Angel, is out and we are excited to join in the release launch. Loving Angel, the fourth installment in The Divisa Series is told from the drool-enticing Chase Winters. Readers get to venture inside the overprotective, smexy half-demon’s head, and for those who have read the series, you never know what Chase is going to say or do. The first novel in the series, Saving Angel, is out if you haven’t started this series. Check out what we have for you today! There's also an excerpt for you to check out below!


Title: Loving Angel (The Divisa Series, #4)
Author: J.L. Weil
Release date: October 2, 2014

Loving Angel isn’t easy. Actually, it’s downright exhausting, but somehow she weaseled her way into my life. She has become my everything—my reason for existing—my reason for breathing. I love the ever-loving crap out of Angel Eyes. There is nothing I wouldn’t endure for her—even college.

College. Ugh.

I hope the frat boys, the jocks, and the nerds are prepared for what is about to embark on their school this fall. Half-demons. Hunters. And um, the Keystone? Yeah, that is going to take getting used to.

We aren’t exactly your average freshman. And somehow I find myself stuck with a bunch of troublesome females to look after. Angel. Emma. Lexi. Pretty sure I got the raw end of the stick.

But that isn’t the worst of it. There is someone lurking in the shadows—spying and stalking my girlfriend. He is a dead man. How many people am I going to have to kill for this girl? A better question would be how many people wouldn’t I kill for her?

As many as it took.

Angel is about to experience betrayal of the worst kind. And this time, it’s not entirely my fault—shocker.




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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

*Book Blast* Destiny Finds Her by Miranda Lynn

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Destiny Finds Her
Destiny Series # 1
by Miranda Lynn

Audience: Adult
Genre: Historical Romance/Paranormal
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Miranda Lynn
Editor: Jennifer Clark Sell
Pages: 178 pages
ISBN: 1502554267
ASIN: B00OZ8JZTU
Publishing Date: November 1, 2014
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Jami Morgan travels through time to fulfill a destiny set in motion hundreds of years in the past. Devlin O’Rourke’s life is turned upside down from the moment he sets eyes on Jami. Will Jami be able to accept her heritage, melt Devlin’s heart, and harness her powers in time?
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I took a seat on the stones and pulled my knees up to my chest, resting my chin and just taking it all in. Moss crept up the stones on the bank, giving way to a lush carpet of grass and wildflowers. Again, I smelled heather, but couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from. Heather couldn't survive in this climate, even next to this little brook. It must be the combination of all the wildflowers' scents mixed together. 

My eyelids became heavy. This seemed odd as I’d rested well last night and hadn't been up that long. I sat there, feeling a bit hazy and sleepy, and noticed a small creature venturing up, maybe to drink from the brook? It wasn't a squirrel. The tail wasn't long enough. Maybe a chipmunk, though the markings on the fur weren’t right. This wasn't anything I’d seen before. 

I watched it, trying to decide what animal family it could be from, when it looked up at me. It stared right into my eyes. I gawked, my eyes widening when I realized this little creature’s eyes weren't the little black dots I would expect, but a misty gray seeming to swirl as if a fog was contained within them. This little creature winked, and then scampered away. 

I shook my head. My imagination was running away with itself again. I attempted to move, but my body had other plans. Instead of finding myself standing, I’d actually lain down. My eyes got heavier the longer I rested. A small nap can’t hurt. I had no pressing work, and the call to Todd could wait. I closed my eyes and let the sun warm my face as I drifted off to sleep. 

"Jami," a voice whispered 

Startled, I sat up and shaded my eyes. 

"Jami, dear." 

I scanned the trees, trying to locate the owner of the voice. 

"Down here, dearie." 

Peeking down, I found that the little creature who had scampered away, was in fact at my feet, gazing at me. I drew my feet up quickly. 

"I’m dreaming." I scanned the area again. "Who's there? This isn't funny." 

"Yes, dear, ye are dreaming and please quit thinking of me as a creature. I have a name, and it’s Roma." 

I stared at this little creature with its round black eyes and fluffy, multi-hued brown fur. I rubbed my eyes. Sure enough, she was still there. "But, how?" 

"It's a dream, dearie. Anything can happen in dreams" 

"Who or what are you?" 

"As I said, my name is Roma, and all ye need to know is I am here to help you. To give ye a bit of advice" 

"What kind of advice?" Heck if this was a dream, I may as well play along. It could make for a great story if I remembered it when I woke up. 

"Keep an open mind and an open heart. Yer fate is going to show itself to ye soon." Roma skittered away into the trees.
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clip_image006Mother to two boys, 3 four legged babies, and wife to a loving husband who doesn't mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, and loves her day job working at the local public library. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.
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