Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Faith's Temptation Review

Faith Ann has always lived a simple life as the farmer's daughter until one day something happens that will change her life forever. Now faced with the choices of flight or fight, she leaves home and doesn't look back. Setting out on the journey of a lifetime. Ryder Porter is the golden child of the DDMC. Thought to be a bad boy, he is also known as a teddy bear to the women that he lets in. Which are few and far between. Ryder is used to getting what he wants, so when fate intervenes and shows him something he wants, he goes for it. Though Faith is not his usual easy conquest. Faith has never been one to give in to anything, but will Ryder be able to persuade Faith to give in to this temptation? 
 *Note from Author: This book used to be called The Lost Trucker. It has been rewritten. There is new scenes and information. BOTH books in this series are being rewritten. This is the new BOOK ONE in the Dueling Dragons MC Series.*  
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*** Kj Says ***
 Faith left home to help herself and ended up in a truck stop diner working for Layla. Ryder has his sights on Faith and lots of secrets behind him. Neither one is the trusting sort yet they feel the age old pull that signifies here is my someone else. Even with the burdens Ryder carries they feel like they can beat the odds. Will they or will fate step in?
 While I found this story held my attention, I am not sure it is my kind of book. I do want to read the second book because the author did manage to pull me in and make me care what was happening with her characters, and I really would like to see more about Layla. I do understand that this book is setting the stage and I appreciate knowing where Faith came from and what happened with her, but somehow I am left a little flat. Maybe the second book will pull me out of the funk as I like Rose DeWallvin and the potential she possesses. I rated this book a 3.5.

**I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.**

Be on the lookout for Ryder's Redemption which will be making it's appearance on May 6!!

Cover Reveal: Possess My Soul

Possess My Soul
Possess Saga # 5
By- J.A. Howell
Expected Publication Date- May 15th, 2014

“Being half-fae I had the ability to sense others' impending deaths. Anomalies. Deaths that didn't have to happen. Sometimes, if I had enough time to get to them, I could stop their deaths. But I never imagined I'd see my own.”

With only a week to go before she gives birth to her daughter Emma, Harley Faye Finley chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice. Trade her life for that of her daughter’s. When the time comes, she’s ready for the inevitable.

But something goes wrong.
Harley survives.
But someone…or something else is in there with her.

As this unknown, malevolent force fights for control, Harley finds herself a prisoner in her own body, and those she loves are now in mortal danger. Will she, Nolan, or anybody else be able to stop it before it’s too late?

Or will the Harley they know and love be lost to them forever?

About the Author-
J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.


Release Day Blitz: Partners In Crime

Partners in Crime
By- Downey Greene
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Publisher- Staccato Publishing
Expected Publication Date- April 29th, 2014

Gun, badge... and a swear jar?

Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it’s right to Philadelphia’s own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino “Millie” Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.

Enter Ian “Griff” McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie’s organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he’s given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane. 

Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she’s still standing.


About the Author-
WE…yes you read right. We are two separate individuals who met in a writing group on FB. In this group we dabbled in writing and hit it off, each liking the other’s strengths and complimenting the other’s weaknesses. When the opportunity presented to Downey to submit to a publisher she approached Greene to join her in the journey. Both with hectic lives they took turns writing, swapping ideas and chapters, thus creating their first book, Partners in Crime.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review Blast: Intoxicating Passion


Intoxicating Passion Box Set
By- Felicia Tatum
Publication Date- April 25th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Contemporary Romance

Journey with Korah and Dane in the Intoxicating Passion box set, as they battle their individual demons on the way to finding a way to care for one another.
Korah Daniels is a nineteen-year-old college student dealing with the aftermath of leaving an abusive relationship. After letting down her guard, she meets a sexy guy at a Halloween party, but quickly realizes her past isn’t as far gone as she hoped. Will she be able to run from her abuser? Will she continue to hold her heart dearly or will the mysterious Zorro find a way through?
Dane Davidson is the ultimate playboy, never sticking around for more than one night. When he encounters Angel Eyes, he discovers his heart isn’t as locked up as he imagined. The more he learns of her, the greater he desires her, and wants to protect her. Will Dane be able to let go of his past so he can have a future? Will Korah be the one who makes him want to change?  

The five Intoxicating Passion novelettes take you along with Dane and Korah, as they face the answers to life’s biggest questions.


       *** Kj Says ***
  From the first moment Dane saw Korah he was intrigued by the beautiful woman and wanted to meet her. On Halloween as Zorro he meets his Angel Eyes and she runs away from him after their encounter. So it starts: the pursuit of Korah and maybe the healing of both their damaged souls. As they try and prove themselves, they find that they do indeed care deeply about each other. Can they finally walk away from their damaged pasts and be together for the long haul?
 I love this as a boxed set, as I do love to read the stories all at once. Yep an impatient reader who truly hates to wait and has found box sets are awesome! Pick up these books they are well worth the read. Felicia Tatum is proving she is a master of the written word and makes you feel like you are in the story living right beside her characters. When you finish reading you can't help but feeling like the good times are over and you've just left your best friends. Such feels!! Thank you for allowing me to read and review your books, it was my pleasure.


About the Author-
Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently working on various other projects.


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Friday, April 25, 2014

Blog Tour: Love On The Loch Ness

Title-Love on Loch Ness
By- Aubrie Dionne
Genre- Paranormal Romance 

Dr. Gail Phillips steps onto the shores of Loch Ness to disprove the Loch Ness monster theory for good so everyone can stop wasting their time. As a marine biologist with a background in archeology, she’s convinced all of the world’s myths such as Big Foot, the Tasmanian devil, and even Nessie are lies. Her father disappeared while following Yettie tracks in the Alps, and she doesn’t want to lose another mislead soul.

Flynn Maloney comes from a family of fanatic cryptozoologists. As a native of Scotland, he believes in Nessie as strong as Gail believes in science. Despite his initial attraction for her, he’s joined her research team to prove her wrong. He wants to find Nessie for a special girl in his life, to show her dreams really can come true.

As they conduct sonar studies and sweeps of the lake, their differing opinions are at odds with their budding attraction. Gail doesn’t believe in anything unscientific, such as romance, thinking the charming Flynn Maloney is full of baloney. Flynn can’t believe he’s falling for someone with no imagination or faith. To make matters worse, their videographer is covering his true identity. Together they must unravel his plan before he destroys everything they are working for. Will Gail force Flynn to question his faith, or will she discover more than she bargained for in the Scottish highlands?

*** Kj Says ***
 Gail just wanted to prove Nessie didn’t exist, it would not only make her feel better but put away her dad’s death for her. She just didn’t have the childlike faith of others such as Flynn. With a feeling of “wrong” about Tom, she continues to help hoping that she was wrong, but yet knowing she was right. Her growing attraction to Flynn at first in comforting but quickly becomes an issue with new details coming into evidence. Can Gail overlook what she thinks she knows to go back and help continue look for Nessie?
 I had read Aubrie Dionne before so I willingly read for her now. I knew she was a talented lady and somehow I had forgotten I was going to stalk her. This story is a wonderfully written tale that makes you one with the landscape. You can walk in the woods, smell the water, and embrace the local color through her words. I loved every part of this book and will recommend it to others. I find I like the touch of mystery with a blooming romance, it makes for a good story. Many thanks to Aubrie Dionne for making her book available to me so I could read and review, it has been an honor!

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Harper Impulse, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trailer Reveal: Aqua

By- M.A. George
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publication Date- April 16th, 2014 

Meet Layla McKelland:  
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio. 

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.  

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water. 

Especially not water.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Tethered Wings

Title: Tethered Wings (Hidden Wings, 3)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Expected Release Date: March 21, 2014
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Back from their quest into the Underworld, with the threat of Lucian hanging over head, Emma is faced with yet another problem—the Immortal Bond. The bond surpasses any reason and is something so complex, not much is known about it. Once an Immortal Bond is made, it is forever.
A conjoining of two fated hearts, destined to be perfect companions.
Emma’s heart, already bonded with her Guardian, Kade, has unexpectedly and inconveniently bonded with Ethon, the son of Lucifer. Now she is faced with a decision she doesn't want to make. Both want nothing more than to love and protect her.
With the arrival of new company and old friends, things are bound to get heated


~~~ Kj Says ~~~
As we dive into this book Emma is bonded to two men and making a decision between the two just may break her. On the good side her friends from her former life are coming to visit and she plans on having some fun with them. She attempts to get to know Ethon better but the bond makes it impossible to be completely rational around him. She knows she loves Kade, sigh, we should all have this issue at least once. All too soon, everything is again falling apart and Emma needs to be the strongest she has ever been 
This series makes me happy, I know that’s an odd statement with the what is going to happen next, but it is just the way I feel. Cameo Renae grabs you and pulls you into the story, where you try and keep up with everything around you. I love to be in the story, it becomes personal and makes everything that much intense. Thank you Cameo for allowing me to read and review this book, I am happily awaiting the next.

Links to the other books in the series!

Author Bio:
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them.

In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013.

One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Release Blast: Running In The Dark

Running in the Dark
Series- Book # 1
By- Inger Iversen
Publication Date- April 19th, 2014
Published By- Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly 

Trace’s job has always revolved around death. Trace is a Watcher, a position created assist to the undead to their final resting place without alerting humans of the vampire race. Whether his job is to witness the death of a fellow vampire or deal it, Trace has learned that being a Grim Reaper isn’t what he thought it would be. After years of killing, he’s ready for a new job, a new life, or to just disappear. When Bessina becomes his new target after she witnesses the death of fellow vampires Sam and Hope, Trace is ready to eliminate her—until a strange course of events turns the tables and has Trace protecting Bessina from his boss and running for his life.