Monday, September 29, 2014

Release Day Blitz! Incarcerated by Inger Iverson

Series- Love and War Stand alone
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance  
Publication Date- September 29th, 2014

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn’t stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd that celebrated hate as much as he fought it - or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed robbery charge.

A successful and educated black woman, Katie Andreassen is tired of being accused of betraying her own race. Her lonely isolation, coupled with her grief over losing her mother, inspire her to create a new pen pal program at Capshaw State Penitentiary, where her father is a warden.

The program brings together the unlikely pair, but Logan and Katie soon find themselves forced to overcome past fears and prejudices. Their friendship doesn’t come easily - threatened by a crooked lawyer with a grudge and a best friend who betrays her promise to help.

When faced with a world that forces them apart, Logan and Katie must show everyone else what they have discovered: that love is, in fact, colorblind.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Jacob, King of Portalia

Book Info-
Title- Jacob, King of Portalia
Seires- The Pillars of Life
By- Casey Clubb
Genre- YA/MG Fantasy, LGBT Story
Release Date- September 16th, 2014
Published by: Booktrope Publishing


Jacob is the only one who can protect us all from a vengeful lunatic. But Jacob’s a tiny sixth grader who’s scared of his own shadow. And his only known talent is hiding. A misfit in his own home, a boy out of place in his own skin, Jacob has been hiding all his life—in his head, or behind his only friend. His kind of different just isn’t accepted. He thought hiding would keep him safe. But he was wrong. For Jacob’s hiding has buried more than one truth, more than one secret. Including a destiny and a duty that are his to fulfill. And a powerful talent. One that could doom his people. Or save them…if he can find the courage to stop hiding from the thing that terrifies him the most—the truth about who he is: A boy who likes boys. A boy with a destiny foretold in an ancient legend. A boy whose love could save us all.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Curves In The Road

Title- Curves in the Road
Series- The Southern Devotion Series #2 (Can be read as standalone)
By- Amy K McClung
Genre-New Adult
Publication Date-August 6th, 2014

When you build a road from one place to another, it won't always be a straight line. Sometimes you have to add curves to move around the obstacles. Life is like that as well. Sometimes we have a straight path of what we want in life and we do everything we can to follow that path until suddenly a mountain appears and we have to veer off course to get around it. Even though we face those curves, it doesn't mean we won't end up on the same path we started. Then again, sometimes we discover roads that we never knew existed and that will get us to where we want to be.

Derrick Collins lives in Nashville TN with his six year old daughter, Katelyn. Derrick found love once before in a girl named Mary Jane, until she moved away to Florida to fulfill her dreams of becoming an engineer. Derrick's life hasn't been the same since Mary Jane left two years ago. His days are spent working long hours in order to give his daughter a good life. His social life is non-existent these days and he's decided it's time for a change. Derrick sets out to find his happily ever after once and for all.

Mary Jane Evans' life took a different path than she ever dreamed. She moved to Florida for an intern program at Disney. She left her life in Nashville that included childhood friends, family, and the first man she ever loved, Derrick Collins. Now it's time to decide if she will move back to that life or stay in the new one she has created for herself. Will Derrick still be waiting for her? What if she's been gone too long and he no longer cares?

Can these two find their paths back to each other or were there too many Curves in the Road?

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Kj Says
 I have to be honest, I was not going to read the book but for some reason decided I would; 2 days before my post was due. I am not a huge fan of romances, I do read them but just get really tired of them. So many are predictable and fall flat. That being said…I really liked this book. Derrick and MJ were just so right, the family love bountiful, a real feel good book. Not without their troubles of course but in my eyes the story was believable.
 I recommend this book to anyone and everyone, it is wonderfully written and very easy to get involved in the plot. You will find yourself cheering, groaning, laughing and feeling with the characters. I now have to go see what else the author has written because I really like her style.
Amy K. McClung you have made me a fan! I would like to thank you for making your book available for me to read and review. It made me very happy, and the world needs more happy.  My rating for Curves in the Road is 4 stars.

Top Ten
I asked the author to tell us her top ten favorite things. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Movies: There is nothing better than a good movie. No matter what mood you are in there is something for you. If I’m in a bad mood, a good slasher film seems to be the best medicine for that adrenaline. When I’m happy I love comedies and romance movies. And when I’m feeling nerdy, there is nothing like a good sci-fi or paranormal movie.

2.Books: Another great escape from reality. I love when I begin reading a book and get so enthralled in the story that I lose all track of time. It’s even better when a great book leaves you thinking about it for weeks after you finish it.

3. My husband. He truly is my best friend and we do everything together. We only have one car so that is literal at the moment. Even when we had two cars though we still enjoy spending all our time together.

4. Mac & Cheese. I could eat this at every meal for the rest of my life. I’ve lost my taste for many things over the years but never this.

5. Blue. My favorite color. Any and every shade of blue.

6. Math. I’m a nerd through and through. I love numbers. It’s almost a sickness, lol.

7. The Lion King. My favorite movie of all time. Hakuna Matata is a my motto now too.

8. Snow. In Nashville we don’t get snow very often but when we do, I love it! I enjoy watching it fall, especially when the flakes are huge. I love the smell (yes there is a certain smell in the air when it’s snowing) and I love how it makes everything around look like Christmas time.

9. Christmas. My favorite time of year. I would put up my Christmas tree as soon as cold weather hit if my husband would let me. He keeps me grounded though and we have a tradition of always putting it up the day after Thanksgiving every year. We then leave it up until after New Year’s...sometimes a few weeks after. It’s the time of year that I always am the happiest. I love doing Christmas related things; parades, decorating, wrapping presents, Rock City Christmas. Last year I discovered my new favorite place for Christmas...DisneyWorld.

10. DisneyWorld. My favorite place for vacation. No matter how many times I go, I love it more each time. Our last trip was December 2013 which was maybe my 8th trip down there but the first time at Christmas. It was the best time. My hubs and I have already decided to spend Christmas 2015 there to celebrate 10 years of marriage. We also went there for our 1st anniversary/late honeymoon. It is the most magical place on earth as a child and a romantic place when you’re an adult. 

About the Author

Amy K McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005 and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. She graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1996. In 2002 obtained her general certification in medical coding and billing and in 2009 she obtained a specialty certification in Hospital medical coding and billing. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors. The Parker Harris Series is the first series of books by this author. Cascades of Moonlight is Book #1, Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales is Book #2, and The Dark Moon Book #3 and The Cold Moon Book #3.5 a Novella from Mitchell's POV. Her second series is a New Adult Contemporary Romance, The Southern Devotion Series, with each book having as a standalone novel with crossover characters. The first book in that series is For the Love of Gracie. Curves in the Road is her newest release as Book 3 in the NA series. Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.  Her current work in progress is a spin-off of The Parker Harris Series called "The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles" that will be released in October 2014 as a YA Fantasy series.  

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Release Blast! Sinners in the Dark

Sinners in the Dark
In the Dark #2
Publisher- Crushing Heart Black Butterfly
By- Inger Iversen
Genre- New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date- September 19th, 2014

Echo becomes a Ghost, the name used for traitors of the Vampire Nation. It’s a dangerous way to leave the Nation, but Echo is sick of all the blood on his hands and the accompanying nightmares. However, leaving the darkness behind isn’t as easy as Echo thinks. Choices he made might cost him the one person that could help redeem his soul.

Olivia lost so much at a young age, and she has spent the last four years wading through the blood of vampires. Her goal has always been to avenge her family’s massacre. When she met Echo in battle two years ago, there was instant chemistry. Now, he is not only a part of the Sect but her new partner. Will she be able to set aside her hatred for vamps to expose the V Nation for what they really are?


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Fractured Dream

Fractured Dream
The Dreamer Saga #1
By- K.M. Randall
Published- June 21st, 2014 by Booktrope Publishing

Have you ever wondered where fairytales go once they’re created?

It’s been eight years since Story Sparks last had a dream. Now they’re back, tormenting her as nightmares she can’t remember upon waking. The black waters of Lake Sandeen, where her Uncle Peter disappeared decades before, may hold the secret to Story’s hidden memories, or a truth she’d rather not know. On a bright summer afternoon, Story and her two best friends, Elliott and Adam, take a hike to the lake, where they dive into the cool water and never reemerge. What they find is beyond anything they’ve ever imagined could be possible, a world where dangers lurk in the form of Big Bad Wolves, living Nightmares and meddlesome witches and gods.

Now Story must remember who she really is and somehow stop two worlds from ultimate annihilation, all while trying not to be too distracted by the inexplicable pull she feels toward a certain dark-eyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own. The fates of the worlds are counting on her.


Release Day!! Tell Me You Love Me

Stay. Stay with me. Stay here. Stay close. Stay like this forever. Stay as happy as I am right here in your arms, always.
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All I’ve ever wanted was to be loved, but if this is what true love is…I’m not so sure I want it anymore. It also makes me wonder if any of my memories of our once happy marriage are even real. Maybe I just conjured up the fairy tale in my head because I wanted…no…needed it so much. Who the hell knows?
“Molly just called to remind you about your book club meeting this afternoon.” He turns away. “I told her you’ve never missed a meeting and I doubt today would be any different.”
The door shuts behind him before I let a smile creep across my lips. Instantly, the hurt from this morning flees my mind and I feel nothing but giddiness. I have a book club meeting today, and let’s just say it’s not your everyday book club.
Sure, my husband may never truly love me again…but who needs love when you’re about to get an eyeful of hot firemen?
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Tell Me You Love Me is the first in a four-book series called Fire Me Up—a sweet romantic comedy series about a group of sassy neighborhood women who have a serious love for steamy romance novels and sexy firemen. Lucky for them the local firehouse is just a few steps away and is in no shortage of hot firefighters to fill their wild imaginations. 

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About the author:

Julie is a high school educator by day, and a writer by night. She writes both young adult and adult romances. When she's not writing, she can be found out and about with her family, reading, and watching football. As a reading intervention teacher, she prides herself on matching her students with great books to encourage them to become life-long readers.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Blast! Of Legacy Series

Of Gaea
Of Legacies #1
By- Victoria Escobar
Genre- YA Fantasy

Her choice will change the world.

She hated the wheelchair. Hated the way it made her feel less than what she was. Most of all she hated not being able to do all the things she used to. Ari had been a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. Now she was confined to a wheelchair slowly dying inside from its restraints.

Medical science wasn’t working. The tests, the drugs, the therapies were all useless and a waste of time. She was tired of wasting her time; she was tired of failure. It was time to look away from the obvious and try something unconventional.

Nothing was ever free and that included miracles. Abruptly, Ari finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. Never had she believed she’d be thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods.

Trapped in the middle of a war she had never known existed both parties demanded her allegiance. Ari was a catalyst that could change all the rules of the Earth. But when the time comes to make a choice will she be strong enough to know right from wrong?


Book Blast! The Loki Variation

The Loki Variation
By- Sabrina James Riley
Genre- Adult/Horror/Zombies

Sasha is woken up in the middle of the night by the screams of a little girl she doesn't know, and suddenly finds herself trying to protect the child against the end of the world.

Derek's vacation hadn't even started when his dog saves him from something he could have never imagined. Using what little resources he has, he struggles to stay alive in an unfamiliar town teeming with unspeakable horrors.

Sanjeev unknowingly helps to create the epidemic that threatens to annihilate the population, but his options have run out and he is forced to choose between his humanity or his scientific endeavors.

Strangers meet under apocalyptic circumstances, and have to rely on each other for survival. What begins as an unsteady, uncomfortable partnership to stay alive turns into a make-shift family who will do anything to save each other from the threat of the Loki Variation.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Blast! The Seed of Mankind

Seed of Mankind
By- Sabrina James Riley

The Sumerians were a richly cultured civilization that thrived in Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq - for thousands of years.

Among their other remarkable feats, the Sumerians had a deep, organized religion that included an entire pantheon of gods and goddesses that built the foundation for aspects of modern day religion.

What if some of the most commonly known stories of our past were written by the wrong person?

Zenuah is a Sumerian man who, after learning to survive in the rough Outer Lands with the others exiled from the great city-state of Sirpag (Shuruppak),has to make a choice.

Either prove to his people that their gods aren't who they say they are, or let them die.

With the help of his childhood friend, a whole family of allies, a powerful woman who steals his heart, and an intelligent magpie, Zenuah must stand up for what is right, no matter what it may cost him.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Release Day!! Leaving Tracks

Leaving Tracks
By-Victoria Escobar
Genre - New Adult Contemporary
Publication: September 16th, 2014

North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal. Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.

Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater.

When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream.

Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again. She just wanted peace.

Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.


Happy Release day!! Jacob, King of Portalia

Jacob, King of Portalia
The Pillars of Life #1
By: Casey Clubb
Genre: YA/MG Fantasy, GLBT story
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Published By: Booktrope Publishing

Jacob is the only one who can protect us all from a vengeful lunatic.

But Jacob’s a tiny sixth grader who’s scared of his own shadow. And his only known talent is hiding.

A misfit in his own home, a boy out of place in his own skin, Jacob has been hiding all his life—in his head, or behind his only friend.

His kind of different just isn’t accepted.

He thought hiding would keep him safe. But he was wrong.

For Jacob’s hiding has buried more than one truth, more than one secret. Including a destiny and a duty that are his to fulfill.

And a powerful talent. One that could doom his people.

Or save them…if he can find the courage to stop hiding from the thing that terrifies him the most—the truth about who he is:

A boy who likes boys.
A boy with a destiny foretold in an ancient legend.
A boy whose love could save us all.