Sunday, December 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Real Time by Jeanine Binder

Title- Real Time
By-  Jeanine Binder
Age Group/Genre- Romance 16+

Twenty-five years of fame comes at a price for Nick, leaving him hard—a machine to produce nothing but his music. True to his British upbringing, he’s very set in his ways. Things are just as he wants them—no deviance.

In steps Kate—a studio musician who, by a strange twist, manages to get hired into his band. Everything starts out with the boundaries firmly placed, and it doesn’t take long for Nick to realize she’s going to change his world. To his surprise, he’s the one who is attracted to her first. She gets under his skin.

Living by the creed that letting people close gets you hurt, Nick stays driven in his commitments. He is a musician, first and foremost, but a turn of events leads him to investing in the recording company who produces his music. Can he handle this new venture, his music, and keep the woman he now loves?

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 Nick and Kate have both had their issues and seem to be content with who they are at this moment. As Kate joins Nick’s band as a keyboard player they both slowly realize that they are falling for each other. As these emotions take over, it causes all kinds of reactions between them, and neither one knows what to do. Will Nick and Kate find love? Will they be together or apart?
 I enjoyed this book tremendously: an easy reading, mellow story which follows attraction between two people who deserve it. No angst here, just a gentle falling in love which touches the heart. I recommend this to people who prefer a more vanilla love story as it will definitely satisfy you. Get this if you are looking for a break from all the sexually driven books out there today. I would like to thank Jeanine Binder for allowing me to read and review her book, it was a pleasant read. I give this book a four star rating, it made my heart smile. 

Jeanine Binder grew up in a small town in California on the outskirts of Palm Springs, where the Hollywood celebrities liked to vacation. After thirty years, she packed up, moved to Arkansas where she still lives today. Writing has always been a passion and hoping the next twenty years will bring many enjoyable books for others to read.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Blog Tour: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon

The Dusty Chronicles # 1
By- BJ Sheldon
Genre- YA Paranormal

After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Dusty Vermeer has to start her sophomore year in a new town and a new school. Rural Iowa introduces her to Mark, a charming football player. Dusty can hardly believe her heart. Then, to her surprise Dusty meets another guy.

The chemistry between Dusty and Jack could spark a prairie fire on a rainy day. The only problem? Jack’s dead. The handsome soldier comes to Dusty in her dreams and introduces her to the horrors of a foreign battlefield and the enchantments of first love.

While Dusty tries to balance her feelings for the two new guys in her life, Jack steps out of Dusty’s dreams and into her reality. And he wants something. Jack has no memory of how he died more than half a century ago. Dusty vows to uncover the mystery, but her quest for justice puts her in the path of evil, a force that won’t stop until she’s silenced.


 As the blurb to the book says so well, Jack was indeed after something and Dusty was more than happy to help. Teenagers are in their own way very romantic and well meeting Jack the way she did was romantic, mysterious and he oh so needs her help, what a perfect dreamy happening. Will Dusty be able to help Jack? What was the evil force bound to try and stop her. Grab this book and jump in for all these answers and more.
 What a wonderful debut novel from BJ Sheldon! I love the way she just takes hold and runs with this story, I couldn’t stop reading, even when I was so tired my eyes kept closing. Dropping the Kindle on the forehead isn’t so bad but is what happens when you HAVE to know what’s going to happen next. I recommend this book to all lovers of paranormal, I don’t think age will have anything to do with the downright enjoyment of this book. I find myself going to buy the next book because …well I NEED to know, right?
I give this book 4 stars, and thank Ms. Sheldon for allowing me to read and review her book, I will be watching for lots more from you!

The Dusty Chronicles # 2
By- BJ Sheldon
Genre- YA Paranormal

Imprint is Book Two of “The Dusty Chronicles,” the sequel to BJ Sheldon’s award-winning debut novel, Haunting. Imprint follows Dusty and Jack through the next stage of their doomed romance.

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Vermeer starts off another school year as Mark Schutt’s girlfriend. At the same time, she continues to hide her feelings for Jack Olson, the ghost who haunts her heart. Other entities make an appearance, and Dusty begins to wonder if seeing ghosts has become a permanent part of her future. Tragic past events resurface and imprint themselves in Dusty's world. When Jack is ripped from her arms and imprisoned in a dark void, his absence is more than she can bear.

An invisible enemy grows increasingly violent, and Dusty’s health begins to deteriorate. When she tries to discover what it is that hides in the shadows, Dusty must turn to her family for help and convince her loved ones that she is not insane. Ultimately, she must battle evil, accept her fate and grieve for a love she was never allowed to keep.


About the Author-
BJ Sheldon lives near Rapid City, South Dakota with her husband, a veteran of the US military. She is the mother to 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of whom are still living at home and making her crazy.

Most days, she can be found in front of her laptop or reading a good book when she isn't trying to keep her dog and 3 cats from taking over the world. Her hobbies include cuticle care, fighting off zombies, and traveling through space and time with a mad man in a blue box.
In 2011, BJ was awarded a silver medal in the Reader's Favorite Award Contest in the Young Adult/Fantasy category for "Haunting". Her first series, The Dusty Chronicles, is a paranormal trilogy that takes a different spin on "paranormal". Future projects include Sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary romance.

Her favorite authors include Nicholas Sparks, Isaac Marion, Hugh Howey, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling, and Guy De'Maupassant.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan

Title- Gravel Ghost
Series-Death Valley Series Book# 1
By- Charyse Allan
Genre- YA Thriller

Publication Date- December 16th, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Payton Morros is a killer. Adopted as a child, and groomed into the profession by her new parents, she longs for a normal life. But lethal assassins at the top of their game can’t exactly quit their day job. Her only escape from her predetermined destiny is spending time with her best friend Conner, if only for a little while.

When Payton is sent to Chile for an assignment, she discovers a devastating truth that challenges everything she knows about herself and her family. Abandoning the mission, and on the run, she must unravel the secrets of her past before she loses all sense of herself. Or worse, before she jeopardizes everyone she cares about. 

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 Payton doesn't enjoy what she does, but she is very good at it. To be an assassin at the age of 17 and having killed so many people really bothers her. Her link to normalcy is Conner, who she sneaks out to see when she can, allowing her to feel better for a while. When she gets ready to do her 100th mission she gets the surprise of her life and everything goes haywire. What will happen to Payton? Will she survive her botched mission? Just who is a friend and who is an enemy that is the question of the day.
 I truly enjoyed this debut novel from Ms. Allan, it was a nicely written story that held my attention from beginning to end. I did find there were a couple characters that I would have liked more rounded out, to know more about them. I will recommend this book to all my friends, it is truly worth reading. It absolutely thrills me to know she is writing another, to watch her grow will be an awesome experience. I want to thank Charyse Allan for the chance to read and review her book, I am excitedly awaiting the next chapter in Payton & Conner's lives. I give this book 4 stars.

Charyse Allan grew up in Arizona dancing and riding horses. She is an avid reader, but didn’t become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing, however it wasn’t until a couple years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel.
When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found in Northern Arizona, tending her garden with her husband and best friend, while their two kids and two crazy dogs run around the yard. Charyse is also a big fan of Holy yoga, juicing and being a vegetarian—she misses bacon like nobody’s business.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Blog Tour: The Oncoming Storm Series by Jay Mims

Title- The Five Santas
Series- The Oncoming Storm Series Book #1
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis is a private investigator who makes his living peeping in windows and taking compromising photos to make a quick buck. But, even adultery has an off-season, and to make some quick cash, Dan’s been hired by a department store to work as a loss prevention agent.

Then he finds Santa stuffed behind a dumpster. One Santa leads to another, and before he knows it, Dan’s up to his sugar plums in murder, intrigue and holiday cheer. It’s up to Dan to save Christmas, find the Kringle Killer and choose the perfect gift for the quirky blonde in his life.

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 I just love Dan Landis, have been wanting to read this book forever, just haven't had a lot of spare time. The snarky/sarcastic side of him just makes me so happy, and the poor guy is like a magnet for trouble. Hmm shall we mention the beautiful women, no, better not at this time. I really enjoy Jay's way of writing, it makes me feel right at home with the characters and care deeply before I know I do.
 I want to say I have read the entire book but alas, I have not, am still working on it. I will be updating this review before cross posting and as I have time will eagerly devour the rest. I just want to tell everyone that Jay is without a doubt a person to follow, his blog is always a wonder and his humor is, well, you need to experience it for yourself.

Title- The Cult of Koo Kway
Series- The Oncoming Storm Series Book #2
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

When Dan Landis wakes up handcuffed and threatened by a colander wielding high-heeled beauty, he knows it’s Tuesday. And when a hapless blonde is in danger of being mugged, his best friend shows up poisoned in his kitchen, and his sister wants him to track down a cowboy named Tex, Dan knows he’s in trouble.

Dan and his faithful sidekick Abbey return for this new mystery, as college professors keep disappearing, students end up poisoned, and someone keeps trying to kill Dan. And all signs point to an obscure film called The Cult of Koo Kway. As the clock ticks, Abbey and Dan must work together to save the day.

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Title- The Gray Ghost Inn
Series- The Oncoming Storm Series Book #3
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis had a simple plan. Drive to a quaint bed and breakfast, spend New Year’s with his best friend Doc, and enjoy a much-needed vacation. Except, he didn’t account for everyone’s favorite klutzy genius Abbey.

Now there’s a body in the library, snow all around, and a mansion full of suspects. Dan must call on his best detective skills, and his worst Hercule Poirot impersonation, to solve this latest mystery. However, the awful truth looms overhead everyone, whatever the answer, nothing will ever be the same.

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Title- Racing the Storm
Series- The Oncoming Storm Series Book #4
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Adventure, Detective, Cozy

The storm is here. Dan Landis, private investigator, has been hired by his defense attorney sister to do the impossible. In order to create a miracle, Dan must call on his friends and family, endangering them and putting a target on his own back.

Dan is on the run, his home is in flames, and the bad guys have murder on their minds. The skys reddened in The Five Santas, the clouds began to darken in Cult of Koo Kway, and the thunder rumbled in The Gray Ghost Inn. At last, the storm is here. And everything is about to change.

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 Jay Mims, better known as Mimsey, lives two miles past nowhere with The Mimsus. He also accidentally adopted his neighbor’s cat, Eartha Kitty, has a lizard named Bob hiding in his house, and has a passive-aggressive Dalek roommate named Steve. When not writing cozy mysteries, Jay teaches and is learning knitting. Jay is currently working on knitting a cape. Capes are cool.

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