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Monday, 10 February 2014

Book Blitz: Stripped From You- Marissa Carmel



Title: Stripped from You (Strip Me Series)
Prequel to Strip Me Bare
Author: Marissa Carmel  
Genre: New Adult  
Release Date: TBA
Cover: Okay Creations Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours



Blurb:
You know how it ends, not see how it all began… 

"It doesn't matter how many women have touched this body, only one woman has ever touched this soul."

Ryan Pierce doesn’t come from much, doesn’t ask for much, and doesn’t expect much. And he's come to accept that, until, Alana Remington. Alana is the girl who struck the match that lit his world on fire. She's the girl who opened his eyes to more. Who made him believe that just because you have nothing, doesn't mean you are nothing. And he loves her fiercely for it. But, just because you come together, doesn’t mean you stay together. One fateful decision rips Ryan and Alana apart and neither of them are ever the same again.


For five years he's regretted that decision, but the deep seeded anger, shame and resentment has kept him from reaching out. And over those five years, a series of moments have spun Ryan's world in a direction he never saw coming. A world ruled by endless nights, infinite women and the name Jack the Stripper. A world, unbeknownst to him, that may just let two severed hearts collide.

Marissa Carmel has loved writing ever since a young age. She has a duel degree in History and Political Science, but took as many creative writing classes in college as she could. She spent most of her twenties bartending, which is where she met her husband and a multitude of interesting people. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s hanging out with her family, experimenting in her kitchen or doing yoga on the living room floor.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/marissacarmel      Handle:  @marissacarmel
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Web/Blog: http://marissacarmel.com/



Playlist:
Hold on, We’re Going Home- Drake
The Other Side- Jason Derulo
Demons- Imagine Dragons
Dark Horse- Katy Perry
Say Something- A great Big World
Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey
Royals- Lorde





“Do you trust me?”
“Of course not, I just met you.”
“Then how about giving me the benefit of the doubt?”
She raises an eyebrow at me, and before I give her a chance to respond I slam the shot then pull her face to mine. And as my mouth covers hers, heat rapidly spreads through my body. She’s momentarily stunned; her body rigid against me, but then she relaxes, parts her lips and lets the tart liquid slide into her mouth.
I can’t believe I just did that.
I can’t believe she just let me.
After she swallows, she lets her lips linger, sucking up the taste of the sweet shot, causing my nervous system to shift into hyper-drive. We break apart slowly, but I refuse to let go of the nape of her neck. She just stares up at me with these enthralling eyes I know I’ll never be able to resist.
“Do you always break the rules?” she asks.
“No, not usually, but you seem to make me want to do crazy things.”
“Was that crazy?”
“Let’s do it again and find out.”
I lick my lower lip, tasting the sweet remnants of her lip gloss before I drop another shot. I pause for just a beat before lean down and press my mouth back to hers and let the alcohol flow between us. I flick my tongue against her teeth right before I pull away. I shouldn’t like this so much, but I do. I like the way she looks, the way she feels, they way she smells. There’s something about her, something ventilating; like she oxygenates the atmosphere.
I catch the cool beats to a song I recognize pumping though the air. “Do you want to dance?” I ask her.
“You can dance?”

“There’s only one thing I can do better.” I smirk.
Alana cocks her eye brow suggestively.
“Draw.” I fire back. “The only thing I can do better is draw. Dirty girl.” I tease as I grab her hand and lead her out to the dance floor knowing Mac will look after our drinks.
Once we find a comfortable spot, I start to move to the smooth rhythm, leaving a little room between us so it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing myself on her. Drake sings coolly about hot love and affection as we move in sync to the beat, our bodies brushing and grazing as the music plays on, then finally coming together in a comfortable unison. I wrap one hand around her waist as I roll my hips into hers, pressing our bodies as close as they can possibly get. Alana runs her hands up my chest and hooks her arms lightly around my neck keeping tempo with the music. She moves lithely against me, inducing my heart, thoughts, and pulse to race. Fuck, I’m drowning in want for this girl. I slide my hands up under her shirt and caress the smooth, soft skin of her lower back as she nuzzles her face into my neck, her warm breath skating across my collarbone, making me instantly hard.
Damn.
She lifts her head and meets my stare, which I know is filled with lust and unrepentantly wanton. She bites her lower lip, our bodies still jiving to the slow seductive music. In a brazen move, I slip my hand up the back of her bare thigh and cup her ass cheek under the hem of her short shorts. She gasps as I work my fingers against her, massaging the fleshy part of her bottom. I’m absolutely aching being this close to her, touching her, stroking her, grinding against her.
“Are you sure drawing is the only thing you can do better?” she pants in my ear.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

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Every High School has their social outcasts. The band nerds, the math geeks, the chess club, the girl that chews her hair, but at Butler High, even the creepy nose picker in the chess club is more popular than Caleo Anima. No matter what he did, his pale skin, snow white hair, and piercing blue eyes always made him an easy target. He used to think that the only way things could get worse would be if someone found out that he was gay, but that isn't even the tip of the iceberg of problems after a mysterious stranger shows up and changes Caleo’s life forever.

Hidden amongst our society, a secret and magical race of people known as ‘Leeches’, have been engaging in civil war for decades. Both sides are desperately searching for a weapon with unlimited power that will give them the advantage they need to rule their world. This wouldn’t mean anything to Caleo, except for one problem...He is that weapon!

Forget making it through High School. Caleo has bigger problems! As the search for him goes on, the world is quickly crumbling around him. He's now fighting for his life and the life of what little family he has left. With the help of new friends, he has little time to try and master his newly found powers as he tries to figure out who he can trust, who is trying to use him, and who just wants him dead. One wrong step and being the awkward pale outcast will be the least of his worries.

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What if you knew the exact date and time the world will end, what would you do?

Sam Tucker was faced with that dilemma when he began getting visions of the Earth's demise. Luckily for him, he was able to save his family and as many people as he could before the tragic event occurred, and he did so with the help of unknown visitors. With Earth now destroyed, Sam, his family, and thousands of other lucky survivors must live the rest of their lives on a faraway planet in a Dome that simulates life on Earth. But Sam's mind can't seem to rest as a few questions arise. Why did the aliens save them? How did they know about Earth's sure fate? And exactly what are they hiding?

Emma Tucker begged for an escape from her boring life but never in a million years did she think it would come at the destruction of Earth. Living on a new planet and finding it difficult to get rid of her rebellious habits, Emma finds herself making friends with a member of the alien race and it soon develops into an unexplainable love; a love that is more dangerous than she could ever imagine. While her father is searching for his own truths, she has no idea that she is stumbling on a truth of her own.

Told from the point of view of both Sam and Emma, author Nova Sparks takes readers on a journey to discover love, fate, faith, truth, and the mystery of the DOME!

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cover Reveal: Radicals- Frankie Rose



Title: Radicals (Blood & Fire, 2)
Author: Frankie Rose
Genre: YA Dystopian
Expected Release Date: May 5, 2014
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb:


A life of fire


A life of blood

A life of sacrifice

When Kit ran from the Sanctuary, she left behind the ghosts of all those she killed. However, unlike the dead, the living she left behind aren’t so easily escaped. Her father and his men are searching for her, and they won’t stop until they find her.

Reunited with old friends, Ryka and Kit must put their trust in the man who killed Ryka’s father if they are to survive.

But can they learn to trust him when their instincts tell them not to?

And can they overcome the revelations the Sanctuary is yet to throw at them?
 A life of fire

A life of blood

A life of sacrifice

When Kit ran from the Sanctuary, she left behind the ghosts of all those she killed. However, unlike the dead, the living she left behind aren’t so easily escaped. Her father and his men are searching for her, and they won’t stop until they find her.

Reunited with old friends, Ryka and Kit must put their trust in the man who killed Ryka’s father if they are to survive.

But can they learn to trust him when their instincts tell them not to?

And can they overcome the revelations the Sanctuary is yet to throw at them?



Author Bio:

Frankie Rose was born in Truro, Cornwall, but grew up in the north west of England. Nowliving in Australia with her wonderful husband, Frankie spends her time writing novels andscripts.
Among her guilty pleasures, she loves singing way too loud in the car with the windows down, dancing when she thinks no one is looking, and talking about herself in the third person. She really does like that.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frankie-Rose/149657735200116
https://www.facebook.com/TheHopeSeries
http://frankierosewrites.com
@byfrankierose (twitter)


Monday, 3 February 2014

Author Blitz: Samantha Combs



Bibliography:
            
    ISBN/ASIN Listings:
    SPELLBOUND   EVERSPELL   GHOSTLY WATERDANCERTHE DEADLIES
    ISBN: 1463787936   ISBN: 1478345780   ASIN: B00BQME674 ASIN: B0096TPBX2ISBN: 1618858033
    ASIN: B0055T3D1E     ASIN: B006Z0LKLCASIN: B00C9FVH7E
    (Astraea Press)   (Astraea Press)   (Astraea Press)(Musa Publishing)(Secret Cravings Press)
    June 2011   January 2012   September 2011September 2012July 2013

           
    DETENTION DEMON    TEETH AND TALONS  WAY PAST MIDNIGHT HELLOWEEN             WINGSPAN
    ASIN: B0077DTQHG    ASIN: B006X51I4S  ISBN:  1483936872         ISBN: 1483936899        COMING SOON!
     ASIN: B0088DXFP8 ASIN: B009X3N9IA
    (Musa Publishing)    (Createspace)  (Createspace)                (Creatspace)              (esKape Press)
    February 2012    January 2012  June 2012  June 2013Winter 2014



WingspanChessa Dawning never thought she’d be on the run. Yet, she was, having left the only home she’s ever known, staying two steps ahead of the men chasing her and falling for a resourceful ex-criminal with colorful friends.

Most of the time, Charlotte Lake can’t believe her life. The reluctant leader of a rebel faction called the Ginger Nation, Charlie’s days are filled with planning surveillance, rescuing detainees, and exposing government conspiracy. Surrounded by loyal friends and soldiers, she knows she can never reveal the true nature of her quest: finding her real father. 

When a sudden twist brings the two girls together, revelations about the past will make them rethink where they came from and define the future in ways they never could have imagined. 
Not every scientific breakthrough is a gift.


Samantha Combs is a Southern California author with ten published books: Her Young Adult paranormal titles, the Global Ebook Award-winning debut title SPELLBOUND, SPELLBOUND's sequel, EVERSPELL, GHOSTLY, WATERDANCER, THE DEADLIES, and WINGSPAN, a middle grade horror called THE DETENTION DEMON, and her adult horror collections, TEETH AND TALONS, WAY PAST MIDNIGHT and HELLOWEEN. She enjoys writing YA paranormals, both dark and light, and supernatural fantasy and romance, but it is her love of horror that started it all. Thanks, Mr. King.
When she's not writing, she works full time and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Her guilty pleasures include reality television, the Food Network channel and shoes. She truly believes she can accomplish anything if she has the right pair of shoes. And she adores totally inappropriate earrings.
Samantha loves writing and publishing her work and is in awe of the technological advances of our lives. With all of the genres there are for a reader, she has learned that writing paranormal and horror lets her share all the weirdness of everyday life in a not-so-everyday way. The foundation of a good story is all around her. All she has to do is....breathe.


          

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Review #217: Severed- Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane


Title: Severed
Author: Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane
Pages: 47
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: Two sisters with special gifts and an unbreakable bond ... 

Cyena and Tyana were born to powerful parents who are among the ruling class on their planet. Their lives are pampered but isolated, constricted to the city walls in which they were born.

Fun loving with a rare but powerful mind power, Tyana is accustomed to being treated like a princess and using her influence to get anything she wants – including protecting her sister from the elders and students who look down on her. The opposite of Tyana in most ways, Cyena’s second-class mind skills make others view her as a blemish on the family bloodline. No one but her sister believes in her.

They don’t know that a war is brewing, until it erupts. A class war tears their perfect world a part, leaving them helpless, alone and worse –severed from one another.

Each girl will risk her life to find the other, and each will be challenged to hone her powers in order to survive environments unlike any they’ve ever experienced.

Review: I received this book free from the authors in exchange for an honest review.
Firstly, how friggin awesome is this cover?? LOVE IT!! This story was really fast paced and amazing and my only complaint is that it was too short. We just touch the surface of this world and the story ends. But my curiosity has definitely been peaked. I have to know where this story is going. I don't want to give anything away because I hate spoilers so I will leave it at that.
Just trust me when I say this serial is going to be epic! These two wonderful authors came together and mashed their ideas perfectly. You can't even tell that it was written by two separate people. I can't wait to see what happens to our two main characters. I would recommend this book to everyone to give a try.

Review #216: Awakening Foster Kelly- Cara Rosalie Olsen


Title: Awakening Foster Kelly
Author: Cara Rosalie Olsen
Pages: 702
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summary: If only a pile of wayward curls and the inability to stay on her feet were seventeen year-old Foster Kelly’s most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, stubborn hair and clumsiness are just the tip of it. At the age of five when Foster is told, “You don’t belong here,” it was only a mistake, but the result is one broken heart. These four carelessly spoken words have shaped and shadowed Foster, and now—a senior at Shorecliffs High-school—she seeks the wallflower’s existence, denying herself the most casual of friendships, much too afraid that someone will see what she believes is certain: she does not belong anywhere—or with anyone. 

This reality would continue to suit her just fine; however . . . Love has a long-standing history of undoing broken hearts.

Like a comet, an unexpected arrival knocks Foster out of the crowded, starry sky, sending her directly into the limelight. Exposed and afraid, she will attempt to regain anonymity; but it isn’t so easy now that someone is watching. He pursues this shy enigma, confronting Foster’s deepest fears head-on, and in the process falls wholly and completely in love with her. But there is something he is not saying . . . a secret capable of certain ruin. Either he will break her heart once and for all, or he will heal it.

In the end, though, it is Foster who must decide if she is worth mending.
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchnage for an honest review.
This was a good YA contemporary read that could have been great with a lot of editing. Usually editing doesn't affect my reviews unless it interferes with the readability if the story like it did in this book. There were way too many inconsistencies and the book could have been shortened a lot. I kept losing interest in the story, not because it wasn't good but because it basically folowed the main character Foster from the time she woke up to the time she went to bed everyday, to what felt like a whole week for me. I just found the book to be very jumpy. Also the ending was rather confusing, like it get it but it was just to far from reality for me to connect with or even fathom happening.
With serious editing I feel like this could have been an amazing book. Right now it still feels likes it's a WIP (work in progress) with good bones.




About this author

CARA ROSALIE OLSEN resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their spoiled pooch, Annabella. A product of a relatively normal childhood - whatever that means - Olsen recalls "Life had this relentlessly boorish way of reminding me I was wonky and unapproved. Regardless of status or gene pool, there is nothing simple or easy about growing up. Life doesn't play favorites or carry biases; it's the pits for everyone. But rather than constantly falling into the pit, often I chose to climb down willingly, lining the bottom with a soft place to land. That place is where I became a reader, and today, a writer."

Throughout high school Olsen struggled with subjects Math and Science, but excelled at the arts, written and performed, often finding a kindred spirit in those teaching Creative Writing and English Literature. What began with an ardency for language soon developed into a burgeoning desire to create. This yearning took shape in the form of poetry and short story fiction, both of which have been featured in print and online publications. Olsen's debut novel, Awakening Foster Kelly is the result of a four-year project born on a whim and sustained by its characters' tenacity and their refusal to give the author a minute to herself. "In the beginning, getting them to talk was like trying to light a wet match. So, we had several long, sometimes combative conversations. I told them that unless they started holding up their end of the deal, I would have no choice but to fill in the blanks with whatever scraps came to mind. It wasn't very long before I started showing up to find that everyone was already seated and waiting for me. We talked. I drank coffee. It was bliss."

These days Olsen considers herself incredibly blessed to be able to do what she loves most. However . . . if she wasn’t a full-time writer, she would have liked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, or, taken over as CEO of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

For more information, please visit CaraRosalieOlsen.com & AwakeningFosterKelly.com

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Release Day Blitz: First Glance- L.L. Hunter


Title: First Glance
Series: The Adelaide Paige Saga
Genre: NA contemporary/ romantic suspense/ crime
Warning: Contains violence and sex scenes. Not suitable for readers under 18.
Formats: eBook and Paperback
Release Date: Available Now!

Blurb

What if you had the ability to see into the future? What if you knew how someone might die?
Would you do something about it?

This is Adelaide Paige’s dilemma.

She wakes up one day with the ability to see into the future, but she has no desire to be a savior. All Adelaide wants is to graduate college and to become a Forensic Scientist… maybe even date a little. She just wants an ordinary life.

But her world is turned upside down when two dead girls turn up at the local morgue where she works. Adelaide soon discovers that these cases are not your everyday cases, but there is a serial killer out there.
Someone who is murdering young women just like her.

She has a decision to make.

Choose to reveal her secret and risk losing those closest to her? Or remain in the background and let the police handle it?

Will Adelaide make the choice in time to save those she loves… or even herself… from a similar fate?

A thrilling NA contemporary novel from the author of The Garden of Eden, The Legend of the Archangel Series, and Treacherous.


Excerpt

Getting a call to come into work at three in the morning is not a new thing for me. I often expect it.
But I didn’t expect this.
“This better be important, Jim, if I’m giving up my warm bed for this.”
“It is Addy. I can assure you.”
“Ugh! Why are you so perky this time of morning!”
“I’m a vampire. I sleep during the day.” I shoot ice missiles at my unnaturally perky assistant as he strolls over the fridge to retrieve the reason I was called down here. In less than a minute he has the body bag on a gurney and wheeled in front of me and sliding onto the metal slab.
“It still gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.”
I glance at him in confusion and anticipation and start to unzip the bag.
The face that greets me is not what I was expecting. I jump back with a shriek. Normally I am fine around dead bodies, being a morgue technician and studying forensic science, but nothing I have seen previously prepares me for this.
Lying on the slab in front of me pale and cold is a face more familiar to me than anyone else’s. It’s my face.


Author Bio

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog -http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.

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