Saturday, August 19, 2017

COVER REVEAL!!- "Curveball" (Barlow Sisters #1) by Jordan Ford

!! COVER REVEAL !!

Release Date: 
September 22, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Sports Romance.
 Price: N/A (at time of post)
Goodreads Link: Click Here 
- SYNOPSIS -
Maddie Barlow is used to being in control. So when her father uproots their family to the small, troubled town of Armitage, just six months from her high school graduation, she’s struggling to cope. Worse yet, he insists the coach makes room for all of his daughters on the boys’ baseball team.

 The close-knit Armitage Pitbulls don’t want three girls messing up their season, and they’re going to do everything in their power to make sure the girls don’t make them look bad…especially Holden Carter—the smooth, good-looking captain of the team. Maddie takes one look at him and knows he’s trouble. In spite of her instant attraction she’s determined to put the arrogant jock in his place, which is made doubly hard when her younger sister starts crushing on the guy. In an attempt to protect her sister from getting hurt, Maddie puts herself between them, only to face a curve ball she never saw coming. 

 Her attraction to Holden is not supposed to turn into more…and when it does she’s caught between hurting her sister and turning her back on the first guy she’s ever really fallen for. 

 But a forbidden romance is not the only curve ball thrown at Maddie and Holden. Because things aren’t what they seem in the quaint town of Armitage…and they’re about to work out that discovering the truth can be way more dangerous than living a lie.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hey, It's A Book Blitz for "Handbook for Mortals" by Lani Sarem

by Lani Sarem
Book 1, in The Handbook for Mortals Series
"Handbook for Mortals"
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy. 477 pages.
Price: $9.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
- SYNOPSIS -
Zade Holder has always been a free-spirited young woman, from a long dynasty of tarot-card readers, fortunetellers, and practitioners of magick. Growing up in a small town and never quite fitting in, Zade is determined to forge her own path. She leaves her home in Tennessee to break free from her overprotective mother Dela, the local resident spellcaster and fortuneteller.
Zade travels to Las Vegas and uses supernatural powers to become part of a premiere magic show led by the infamous magician Charles Spellman. Zade fits right in with his troupe of artists and misfits. After all, when everyone is slightly eccentric, appearing ”normal” is much less important. 
Behind the scenes of this multimillion-dollar production, Zade finds herself caught in a love triangle with Mac, the show’s good-looking but rough-around-the-edges technical director and Jackson, the tall, dark, handsome and charming bandleader.  
Zade’s secrets and the struggle to choose between Mac or Jackson creates reckless tension during the grand finale of the show. Using Chaos magick, which is known for being unpredictable, she tests her abilities as a spellcaster farther than she’s ever tried and finds herself at death’s door. Her fate is left in the hands of a mortal who does not believe in a world of real magick, a fortuneteller who knew one day Zade would put herself in danger and a dagger with mystical powers…
 Handbook for Mortals is the first book in the series of this urban fantasy, paranormal romance series by author Lani Sarem.

Following Zade through the trials–and romance–of finding her own place in the world, readers will identify with their own struggles to fit in, reflected in the fantastic, yet mundane world of Zade’s life. 
Handbook for Mortals is in development as a motion picture set to debut in 2018
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EXCERPT
“Hopefully I wasn’t interrupting something important,” Mac said, with no attempt at feigning actual sincerity. I could tell he didn’t care that he had interrupted, or that he had been rude.
“Just kindness.” I responded. I don’t think he expected my answer to be truthful, and he looked taken aback. He had probably expected me to say “Oh, no worries! Nothing important.” He made no comment, but backed off a little. When he continued talking, he had a bit less snap in his voice.
“I’d like to schedule a crew call for you once your contract has been signed. You, me, and all of our techs, so we can go over your trick and map out how it will be safely implemented into the show.” He knew that calling what I had done a “trick” instead of an illusion I would take as a slight. It’s sort of like telling someone who had just won an Olympic gold medal and was proudly wearing it around their neck, that their necklace was cute. Mac kept incessantly tapping his Sharpie on the side of his clipboard and shifting his weight between his feet.
I stood up slowly and calculated, looking him square in the eye, which probably surprised him a bit, since he was at least six feet tall. I’ve always enjoyed the luxury of being a tall girl. I’m five foot nine inches and so while I don’t usually tower above any guys I know, I can definitely look them directly in the eye. Most girls who at five feet five inches (which, I believe, is an average height for a woman) have to look up. My height was an advantage that I never took for granted and here, again, I was happy that I didn’t have to look up to him—figuratively or literally. In heels I could even be as tall or taller than him and I’ve always loved that part about being the height I am. I half smiled and slowly spoke, “Maybe you misunderstood. I don’t show anyone how it’s done. That wasn’t just for the audition. I handle this illusion on my own.”
Mac held still for a moment, and then glanced up from his clipboard, looking irritated. He pursed his lips and flared his nostrils. The tapping stopped. He dropped the clipboard from his stomach and held it in his hand while pointing his finger directly in my face. “Listen, lady, I don’t know who else you worked for, but we don’t do that Lone Ranger stuff around here. I’m the technical director and in charge of everyone’s safety, no matter how stupid you want to be. You do what I say, and I keep your pretty self from getting hurt. Got it?” I’m fairly certain he growled at me as he spoke.
Myriad thoughts ran through my head and I’m pretty sure several seconds passed in silence as we stared each other down. I could feel my hands tightening into fists. I really did want to punch him. I could see it happening. I’m not strong by any means but I’m also not a wimp. I wouldn’t have broken anything, but he would have been bruised and sore. I quickly ran through the possible outcomes of punching the technical director on my first day of work. It didn’t really seem to be the best idea.
I leaned into him so closely that it might have looked like to an outsider that I was about to kiss him. I huffed a little and my words were slow and deliberate. “I understand this is your job and all, but I don’t think you’re listening to me,” I hissed. I tapped his chest with my finger and he jolted a bit at my touch. He looked at me like I was speaking some kind of foreign language.
I’m not listening? Lady, you need your ears cleaned,” he snarled back. He turned around to walk away, as if that was the end of our conversation. If he was trying to piss me off more, it was working.
I grabbed him by the shoulder, stopping him in his tracks and swinging him around to face me. My face had flushed and I’d raised my voice to a full yell. “And you need to get some manners. I’m not showing you how it’s done, okay? If we have a problem I can go to another show where the technical director doesn’t have a God complex. I’m not a girl who needs a knight in shining armor.” I was practically snarling at him.
Mac gritted his teeth and looked like he might hit me, but I knew that wasn’t really an option for him. Guys like him didn’t hit women, no matter how mad we made them. He laughed loudly. “Ha! Good luck finding a Technical Director who will treat you like the princess you clearly think you are. If I found you locked in a tower, I promise I’d leave you there.” Mac whipped around again and this time saw Riley, who had been standing just a few feet away from us the whole time. Riley was pretending not to be paying too much attention, but you could tell that was all he had been doing. I couldn’t blame him. Mac glowered at Riley and barked, “Where’s C.S.? Riley, go find Charles. Now!”
“On the move,” Riley replied with a nervous, almost panicked look on his face as he ran off to the side and disappeared.
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GIVEAWAY
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Author's Bio
Lani Sarem basically grew up in the entertainment industry. She began acting at age three and continued to act and perform through her early years. Lani began writing scripts when she was eleven. Over the years she has become a jack-of-all-trades in the entertainment business. She became a rock n’ rolly gypsy at fifteen and started touring with bands and working on festivals. She’s toured with everyone from Ryan Adams to Gnarls Barkley. She also became one of the youngest female managers in the business and managed bands like the Plain White T's, 100 Monkeys and Blues Traveler. Lani has appeared in films like Mall Cop 2, Jason Bourne, and Trailer Park Shark. Handbook for Mortals is a debut novel of a series of books, which are also being made into feature films. You can follow Lani on her social networks to keep up with her many adventures and look out for her at a Wizard World Comic Con near you.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hey, It's A Release Blitz for "Guarding Eden" by Cameo Renae


Book 1, in The Midway Novels 
(Spinoff of the Hidden Wings Series)
"Guarding Eden"
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy. 282 pages.
Book Link: Click Here
Price: $0.99 ebook (at time of post)
**SPECIAL RELEASE PRICE**
- SYNOPSIS -
Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, seventeen-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she's left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander. 

Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures—known as Darkling—lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself. 

Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy. 

Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.
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EXCERPT
Chapter 1:(Alex)
    “Alexander!” 
     Thomas nudged me in the side. “Dude. Wake up.” 
     “What?” I sat up blinking a few times, trying to gain my bearings. 
     “Ephraim called your name. Looks like you’ve got an assignment.” 
     I looked up to see Ephraim standing in the doorway to his office with a file in hand. His brow was furrowed, looking like his patience was wearing thin.
     “I can’t believe it.” I stretched, then hopped to my feet. “Finally.” 
     “I have an emergency assignment for you, Alexander,” Ephraim explained. 
     “Is it exciting? Something dangerous?” After being pent up in Midway for a few months, I was itching for some action.      
     Midway was a beautiful place where the Guardians resided between assignments, but until we were called for duty, there wasn’t much to do but sit and wait. There were areas for fight training, but that got tiring, and was used mostly by the newbies. 
     “It could be.” Ephraim shrugged, reading the file. “The assignment is a girl. She’s boarding in a private school in Washington and ran into some trouble with a Darkling. Watchers just alerted us.” 
     “How old is she?” 
      Ephraim held up the file, examining it closer. “Seventeen.” 
      “A high schooler?” Damn, the high school assignments were tedious. They were usually low action. “Why was a Darkling after her?” 
      “We think it was a random incident, but she survived. You know the Darkling will be back. It won’t let her live, not after she’s seen it.”
       “Yeah, it’s probably pissed it was a young female who slipped its clutches.” I laughed. “So, I guess I’m heading back to high school?” “Yes, you’ll be a senior at Brindle Hall,” he answered, without a show of emotion. “Because you look the part and have quite a bit of experience with Darkling, you will be her assigned Guardian. Our contacts have already started your enrollment process. You’ll start tomorrow morning and will be in four of her six classes.” 
        “You want me to be visible?” Being seen was usually forbidden, as there were risks to revealing our existence.
        Ephraim’s eyes skimmed the file. “Yes, we want to make sure she is safe, and there is no more threat. Once you confirm this, your assignment will be complete.” 
        “Fine.” 
        Thomas laughed. “Dude, you have the perfect baby face. Teenage girls eat that crap up.” 
         “Screw you,” I snapped. 
         Thomas gave a wide, toothy grin. “You need to lighten up.” 
          “You’ve had too many assignments in sunny California.” 
         Thomas closed his eyes and smiled. “Yes, the salty ocean and sunshine. There’s nothing like it. Surfing is a lot like flying.” 
          “I doubt I’ll be doing much surfing in cloudy, rainy Washington,” I sighed. 
          Thomas stood and slapped me on the shoulder. “It’s been three months since my last assignment. I’d love anything that would get me the heck out of here.” 
          “I’d gladly give this assignment up for you. You could pass for a teenager.” 
          “Maybe, but you have that teen heartthrob deal going on.” 
          “What about Dom?” I asked. 
          Ephraim narrowed his eyes at me. “Dom’s no longer allowed on high school assignments. There are too many female distractions which feed off his already inflated ego.” Thomas and I laughed at his remark.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hey, It's A Release Blitz for "TS901: Anomaly Rise of the Rebels" by Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer

Title: TS901: Anomaly Rise of the Rebels
Series: The TS901 Chronicles
Author: Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Genre: NA Fantasy Dystopian 
**On Sale for 99 Pennies**


Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. 
Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. 
All good things, right? 

Wrong. 

Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge. 

 Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

 Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1. 

 Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.
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My Rating:  📔📔📔📖
My Thoughts: Oh, Tainted Love! And Anomalies Acting More Human Than Ordinaries.
          If you're into novels about the little guy coming out and fighting back and that underdog just so happens to be a whole number super powered humans, this novel will definitely interest you. The authors created a world where powers are hidden or seen as a disgrace, but it all takes a turn by the end, you're just left with a cliffhanger for what's to come next for this changing world. 
         TS901 chemical was introduced into the world’s water supply. Instead of improving American's lives, some have a reaction by developing various anomalies that forced them into seclusion. Anomalies or "Malies" became segregated from ordinary or "Narys". Thia Kelly, struggled to accept as her emerging powers, deciding to use pills to suppress her anomaly. So when her Maly boyfriend, Evan Daniels, becomes most wanted after he left to be the bridge between Naries and Malies. Thia brings together a group of anomalies to find Evan, but what they discover is so much worse. Only one throng is clear anomalies must stick together to survive and Thia must rise above, freely using her powers. 
         Overall, it was a good read. The two authors definitely know how to write some witty script, (LOVE GIGI), seriously sarcasm and wit amidst danger always a great way to lighten up the harsh moments. Now two issues I had were formatting and character perspective. The issues go hand in hand really, but I didn't like how the story would jump from one charter to the next in the same chapter, which made me have to think twice about where I was in the actual story. The big fight scenes were also intense and interesting. I'm still a bit weirded out by the one from the lab in The Hill. (Read it and you'll know why) I've already discussed this book with my friends and I'm sure I'd have been the one out of us all that would've become an anomaly. So if you're looking for a new read involving a new look at humanity and how people deal with change and band together in crisis with superpowers, this story will be a good read for you. 
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RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She currently hard at work on the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles, and additional literary projects. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.
Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.
She's been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.
 
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