Win Cradle of Dreams AND Whisper of Dreams from Keta Diablo! ENDS 8-2-14
TONS of Prizes from the Kingdoms of War Tour! ENDS 8-7-14
Coach Bag from Lynn Raye Harris, author of Hot Shot ENDS 8-4-14

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First Chapter and Giveaway, Salem's Vengeance by Aaron Galvin

Salem's Vengeance
Aaron Galvin

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kelly never expected to meet the Devil’s daughter. She only sought innocent dancing in the moonlight, not a coven entranced by their dark priestess. When her friends partake of a powder meant to conjure spirits - and the results go horribly awry - Sarah is forced to make a choice. To keep their secret risks her own damnation, but to condemn them may invoke the accusing remnants of Salem to rise again.

Hey everyone!  So Salem's Vengeance, that's what's up today.  Sounds scary, right? Well today I have the first chapter and a giveaway, so you can get a bigger taste, and a chance to win it for yourself!  Thanks for coming and good luck!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Horde Without End, a review (Nazarea Andrews)

Title: The Horde Without End
Series: The World Without End #2
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Published: July 17, 2014
Format: Ebook provided for review

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead? 

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

In the end of book one, The World Without End, Nurrin and Finn returned to the cave to find Collin, Nurrin's brother, gone - along with Dustin, her boyfriend.  In The Horde Without End, we pick up right there, and Finn and Nurrin decide to find them.  Their journey definitely takes them on what seems to feel like a wild goose chase at times, they seem to be one step behind them the whole way.  My fear coming into The Horde Without End was that it just wouldn't live up to the awesomeness that was The World Without End.  I'm happy to report it definitely lived up to the challenge!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review & Giveaway of Whisper of Dreams by Keta Diablo

Title: Whisper of Dreams
Series: Sequel to Cradle of Dreams
Author: Keta Diablo
Published: July 14, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Sarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she betrayed him once, she appeals to the champion of her childhood for help. He’s more than happy to accommodate her, but the price of risking his life is steep. And the cost has nothing to do with money.

Last week I posted a review for Cradle of Dreams, which I loved.  Right after I finished reading that, I jumped right into Whisper of Dreams - and I'm so glad I did. Keta Diablo definitely has a talent and a skill for bringing the reader right in and capturing their attention.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scent of a Mate, Re-Review (Milly Taiden) & GIVEAWAY!

Scent of a Mate
Milly Taiden

Mission: Scent a Mate 

Jordan Alvarez knew that a promise to her best friend involved staking out the local wolf pack's scenting ceremony and recording the graphic details, but she was the writer and the only one with the balls to finish the task. No one would know that four human women had sneaked proof of their rituals, or at least, that was the plan until Aric Wolfe showed up. 

Mission: Stake a Claim 

Aric Wolfe knew his baby sister was up to something, and expected her best friend, Jordan, to be in on the chaos. He finally had an opportunity to lay claim to a mate that had been under his nose for years. Jordan's scent called to both the man and the animal, and he was done fighting the call of the beast. It was time to mark his mate. 

Mission: Survive an Alpha 

When a good intention creates a problem for the Wolfe family, Jordan finds herself being stalked by a woman intent on claiming Aric as her own. Battle lines will be drawn, love will be put to the test, and Aric will have to fight Jordan's strong personality to keep her alive. Two alpha hearts seeking control will either find the balance or risk losing their love forever.

It's Friday again, that means I'm taking it easy!! last Friday I brought you Their Second Chance by Milly Taiden, and this week it's Scent of a Mate.  I love Milly (hello, captain obvious here)  and I read this book around last Halloween time.  I can tell you it ROCKS.   So check out my review (reposted here) and enter to win in Milly's Summer Bash Giveaway!

Cradle of Dreams, Historical Romance (Keta Diablo, review)

Title: Cradle of Dreams
Series: Yes - name?
Author: Keta Diablo
Published: May 2011, Keta Diablo
Format: Ebook provided for review

With visions of battle still fresh in his mind, Roane Bradfield returns home to find the woman he loves betrothed to another. He corners Kendrick Moreland at Dowager Huggins’ Grand Ball and whisks her into the secluded library. One way or the other, he will know the reason the duplicitous beauty cut him from her life when she promised to wait forever. 

Oh, Kendrick was a cool witch. She wouldn’t be when he finished with her, took her down a notch, made her suffer as he had suffered. In his mind, the battlefield surfaced—the stench of death, the acrid smoke from the howitzers, and the blood-drenched soldiers searching the ground for lost limbs. He placed his hands behind his back so she wouldn’t see the onset of tremors. The affliction would pass soon and he didn’t want her pity. He wanted her, needed to taste every inch of her delectable skin, suck the tongue from her luscious mouth and bury himself deep inside her.

Keta Diablo is one of those authors that makes me enjoy a genre I don't normally read - historical romance.  Really, I stay away from the genre on the whole.  And this book even has something else I'm not a fan of - time travel.  You'd think this was a losing battle, right?  Wrong.  I've read Keta Diablo's writing before, and I knew I was in for a treat.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday To The Page Girls! (Invitation for FUN & a Giveaway!)

Recently I was contacted by one of The Page Girls about their new online mag.  I took a look, and I got a great big girl crush.  Their site is SO much fun!  Go ahead, click on the graphic above to go visit, I'll wait here while you do....

Kingdoms of War by Lisa Beth Darling (Excerpt and Giveaway)

Kingdoms of War
Lisa Beth Darling

With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies-- has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood. 

From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does.

The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares' life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo?

Hey everyone!  So Kingdoms of War is book 6 in the Of War series.  I've heard good things about this series!  Check out this excerpt, and good luck on the giveaway!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hot Shot by Lynn Raye Harris with a chance to win a COACH bag!

Hot Shot
Lynn Raye Harris

Cool under pressure… Until now.

Hostile Operations Team sniper Jack “Hawk” Hunter is cool, methodical, and utterly lethal. Nothing rattles Jack’s calm. But that was before he learned he fathered a child three years ago—a child who has just been kidnapped.

Gina Domenico is a superstar, a pop sensation with a string of hit records. But deep inside, she’s still the lonely girl she’s always been. When Jack saved her from an arms dealer, they spent three unforgettable days together waiting for rescue—and Gina fell hard for the sexy soldier before he walked away forever.

But now she needs his help and she’ll do anything to get it. Though Jack can never forgive Gina for keeping his child from him, he’ll do everything in his power—and HOT’s—to bring their son home safely.

Nothing is what it seems, however, and their fates hang in the balance as someone else pulls the strings…and brings them ever closer to an explosive confrontation that could either save their son—or cost them everything.

Hey everyone!  Having a wonderful Saturday?  It's just starting here, but before I get my day going, I wanted to bring you this awesome book and a chance to win a COACH bag with some signed copies of Hot Shot!!  Awesome, right?  I'm pretty excited.  Good luck to all of you!