Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Devil's Triangle book review and interview with Toni De Palma

When 17 year old Cooper dies in an attempt to burn down his school, he finds himself in the afterlife. Lucy, the Devil's sister who has crossed party lines, decides to give Cooper another shot at heaven. The deal? Cooper returns to Earth and has to find a girl named Grace. The rest is up to him.

While Cooper figures out his mission, he's thrown into the life he's always wanted. Great parents, a spot on the Varsity football team and a real future are all within reach. But what he really wants is Grace, a feisty girl with an abusive boyfriend who can pound Cooper into pulp if he doesn't watch out.

While Lucy plays demonic-puppeteer, clues to an unknown past between Cooper and Grace start to unravel. Cooper discovers that what's keeping him and Grace apart is far more sinister than anything this bad boy could have ever imagined.


Our thoughts:
Do you believe in second chances?  The Devil's Triangle is all about second chances, finding family, friends and love.
When Conner died, he didn't mean to. He is offered a second chance at life by Lucy, Lucifer's sister with a catch. He has one month to find a girl named Grace. What's so special about her? No idea...but I guarantee you'll love the twisted plot and all of the surprises!
Toni has amazing writing skills and it shows in this book. Her creativity with the characters and situations plus her attention to detail helps to make this story stand out.
Will Conner find Grace in time? Will Lucy or Lucifer try to stop him in his quest? Will he change his ways or will he see the light? Find out when you read The Devil's Triangle!


About the author:
Who am I? Well, let's start with who I am NOT. I am Not tall. I am Not a genius. And though a lot of people have assumed I was, I was never, ever a cheerleader in high school. Actually, I was a klutz, a nerd and kind of quiet when I was in high school. I am still a klutz, a much better listener than I am a talker (though my husband would probably disagree with that) and still a nerd (and very proud of that thank you!)

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and when I was a kid I loved to wander the streets with my best friend John. We'd disappear for the whole day, returning conveniently when it was time for dinner. During the summer, I'd dance in the spray of the johnny pump (the fire hydrant). Some summers I'd spend in Ischia, the Italian island where my dad was from. 

I have always loved to travel and wander. My most valued possession is my passport. I love to write stories that take me and my readers places and of course I love traveling places to do the research for my books (can you say write offs!). I write YA both contemporary and paranormal romance but I like to read everything and discover new and unusual books.

Any good recommendations? 

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Here is my interview with Toni!!

1 How did you get started writing? Was it something you always wanted to do?
Realizing I wanted to write was a gradual process for me. I dreamed about it when I was a child
reading Beverly Cleary’s books, but I never thought it was a real possibility. I finally got the
courage up when I was in my early thirties.
2 If you could only have one book to read for the rest of your life, what book would it be
and why?
There’s just no perfect answer to this one, so I’d have to say I’d bring a journal
so I could write my own.
3 Who would you pick to play your characters in the movie version of the book? 
Cooper, my main character, is very sexy. I love Jake Gyllenhaal, but he might be a little too old. Logan Lerman is adorable, the perfect combination of sweet and sexy.
4 Why did you pick YA to write instead of adult?
 So many interesting things happen at this time of a person’s life. Emotions are also very heightened and passions run full steam ahead.
5 Do you have a writing playlist?
 Not a list, but Train’s song Drive By was running through my head a lot.
6 Who designed your cover? 
My publisher, Crescent Moon Press, had an artist design it. I love it!
7 What’s next for you?
I just finished the sequel to The Devil’s Triangle. It’s titled The Devil’s Temptation and I’m really excited about it.

Endless Book Blast


After the tumult of her high school senior year, all is right in Tasmyn Vaughan’s world. She’s attending college with her boyfriend, and she’s learning to control her powers. Everything is finally perfect, until it isn’t. When her new part-time job leads to more than she bargained for, Tasmyn is thrown into a deadly fight against forces of evil that she didn’t even know existed. Mastering her extraordinary gifts—along with the strength of an endless love—may be the only weapon that can guarantee her a happily ever after. Check out the entire King Series: Book 1: Fearless Book 2: Breathless Book 3: Restless Book 4: Endless

About Author Tawdra KandleTawdra Kandle

Tawdra Kandle is the author of THE KING SERIES, a young adult urban fantasy quartet. Born in South Jersey, Tawdra published her first short story at the age of 13 in Child's Life magazine. During the early years of her marriage and motherhood, she wrote articles and columns on parenting and homeschooling, as well as some homeschooling curriculum. THE KING SERIES is her first published full-length fiction. Tawdra currently lives in central Florida with her husband, and children, both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair. Follow Tawdra Kandle: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Tawdra Kandle is giving away an awesome swag pack. Fill out the form below to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

T.S. Graham guest post

T.S. Graham is taking over the blog today....hope you enjoy!

Thank you for the opportunity to talk about my book, THE CHRONICLES OF TRELLAH.

When was the last time you read a YA fantasy that was completely unique? The literary world is filled with stories about witches and wizards, vampires and werewolves, zombies and plagues, elves and fairies, and unexplained genetic mutations that give teens superpowers. When I decided to write a book for my five daughters, I knew that I couldn’t fall back on any of these tried-and- true devices. That’s when I came up with the concept of drahtuah, a glowing red element that, through a simple chemical reaction, can open a portal between our world and a parallel dimension filled with ancient civilizations and dangerous creatures.
Fourteen year-old Sophina Murray is forced into action when a dark, menacing force comes to our world and kidnaps her little brother. Armed only with her wits, Sophina must survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe. But even in this most alien of places, things are not what they seem. Will Sophina overcome impossible odds to unravel the mystery in time to save her brother? The answers lie in the pages of Trellah....
My sincerest appreciation goes out to anyone willing to take a chance on my story. My entire family will be forever grateful!
T.S. Graham

Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start. And don't stop. And finally, her little brother is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah - a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties - convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she'll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.

Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Promise Release Blitz

Demon Dolan Ciar exists on three simple words: desire, denial, and destruction. Every

four years, he is allowed one night of earthly passion to punish a deserving female. By
the time he is finished, his victims are left as willing receptacles for demons yet to come.
Since she was four, a demon has been the only constant in Leora Desmond's life. He
taught her how to seize control, to never give up, and to take whatever she wanted. At
twenty-four, her self-centered existence is focused on one thing. She wants Dolan, and
she won't be dissuaded.

A mistake brought Dolan to Leora. A promise bound him to her. Returning once again
to ask for his freedom, he is faced with Leora demanding to be his next conquest. The
ultimate retribution would be to take from her the ultimate symbol of her selfishness.

Now, Dolan must decide if he can doom her to life in living hell or face his own set of
unearthly consequences, while Leora must choose between her pleasure and her heart.

The Promise blurs the line between good and evil, desire and love, and promises and


Author Bio:
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and
love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys
and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep
her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in
sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.


He tilted his head. "You look older."

She forced herself to blink and to remember her goal. "Then I assume I am at last old
enough to be a fit for a demon." She stepped forward, stopping less than a foot away from
him. The back of her throat dried out, and she swallowed.

He put his hand to his chin, his gaze taking her in. "This old song and dance. When will
you use the brains you have and leave it alone?"

His words hit her, but rather than retreating, she moved closer. The energy, the tingle, the
wafts of spice encompassed her and lured her toward him. "Never."

"You were smart last time. Why don't you release me so I can do what I came here for."
He glanced down at her and then shifted his focus beyond her. "I have needs as well."

"Tonight I am the one you came here for." The mention of his last visit stung, but she
willed herself to keep going. She ran her fingers up the buttons of his shirt. "You always
told me to take control."

He shook his head. "A lesson you learned well."

She reached up and clenched his collar in her fist. "I let you go last time, but tonight I am
the one you need."

He grabbed her wrist. "I spared you before. Never forget that."

She stared right into his eyes. No weakness was allowed tonight. "It's me, Dolan. Me, or
you can be celibate until the decade I do you the favor of dying. I don't care about your
pain." She tensed, preparing herself for his retaliation.

"I thought I taught you better than to make demands of a demon." He pressed his palm to
the side of her face.

Heat radiated through her body, sending a warning to every one of her nerve endings. "A
demon who comforts a child is a failure of a demon in my book."

His jaw tightened. "That was a mistake. An oversight."

Swept into the Darkness review

Sydney London is no ordinary twenty-four year old. Ever since she was a child she has had unique out of this world abilities. Suffering from a near death experience and surviving a deadly car crash Sydney is no stranger to death and loss. Cut off from the world around her she encounters an Angel and eventually falls for him inspired by deceitful magic.

Her one true love awaits in the shadows attempting to guard and protect her by risking his immortality. Traumatized by the murder of her best friend she sets off on an unspeakable journey to bring the dead back to life. Sydney's journey of self discovery opens her up to learn of her true angelic identity. She is led in the middle of an inter dimensional war among a hybrid breed of Angel Vampires and the Hierarchy of the Angelic clan. Will her unique powers and the love she bears for her guardian be enough for her to save the Earthly Realm or will she be Swept into the Darkness?

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Our thoughts:

If you are looking for something different in the world of paranormal, then you have found it. Swept into the Darkness is great read that takes Angels of dark and light and mixes them with Greek Mythology and you've got one awesome story!

Our main character is Sydney London. She's a beautiful young woman who has suffered enough to last her lifetimes. Just when she thinks things are starting to look up, accidents and tragedies strike once again and she is on a mission that will take her beyond her wildest dreams. She discovers that she is a Nephilim, half Angel and human. She finds out who and what her mother actually is. The dark angels want Sydney to join them on their counsel but her Guardian and childhood friend Angelo will do anything to protect her from them.

First and foremost, I really enjoyed reading this story. LaTaeya has written a great beginning to a promising series. Her creativity to blend angels and gods, Realm jumping and other paranormalness made this story full of emotion and excitement. The fact that Greek Mythology was incorporated was an added bonus for me. I am a HUGE fan of the Gods of Olympus.

I really do recommend this book to those looking for something out of the ordinary for 

This book has so much potential. The story line and plot are very good. They seem to mix every culture, every genre and add a little of religious surrealism. The author consistently had you wondering and questioning why and what is next. The verbiage was a bit limited with the overuse of the word “glaring” however I feel the author shows promise as she goes further. The heroine is a strong character and develops quickly in her power yet never losing her sense of self. I feel that the writer should have made this book longer as everything seemed rushed.
I give this book 3 ½ stars.

Closure cover reveal

There's always the one…

He's one person throughout life you think about every so often, the one who leaves
his unique indelible mark on you, the person with whom you need closure.

For Margaret Collins that person was Mike Taylor.

After he broke her heart seventeen years ago, she left everything she knew and reinvented
herself. With a new home, a new look and a new name, Riley Williams is now an up and
coming journalist given the assignment to interview a Mike Taylor. She never suspected
he would be her Mike Taylor.

With Mike having no hint of Riley's true identity, she must decide if she will make him
pay for sins he doesn't remember committing, or if she can wipe away the past and be
with the one man who she has always wanted?

Can she finally have closure?

On sale for only .99 at Amazon

Author Bio:

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and
love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys
and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep
her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in
sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.


Amazon Page


"Are you worried I'm going to get something wrong?" Without him knowing, they
slipped back into their old banter. She reached into her bag, found a pad and pen
and held them up. "Do you feel better now?"

"Yes, different." He pressed his back against the chair. "A challenge." His smile
let the tooth peek out, while seventeen years caused the little wrinkle at corner of
his eye to appear. "You know, I have some meetings here the rest of this week."

"Should I be writing this down?" She clicked the pen twice, trying to stop herself
from reading more into this.

"Not unless you're writing down your address so I know where to pick you up for
dinner tomorrow night."

Everything stopped. Even if only in her mind, for that second the world froze. The
constant clink of dishes ceased, the bustling wait staff stood motionless.

Back in the school hallway when he had invited her out, he used a similar
assumptive close. He turned to her and asked what time he should get her Friday

Though the years had diminished the pain, to this day every now and again, she
wondered what would have happened if took her out rather than succumbing to
the pressure of his friends and parents. She'd been nothing but a project when
she wanted to be a girl.

Here together, they repeated history, but not in his eyes. She couldn't blame him
for not knowing her. She'd changed her name, changed her looks, but never
managed to change her heart.

She always wondered.

Maybe she always wished.

Was she handed another chance to get her heart ripped to shreds, or had she

just received the ultimate do-over?

"Excuse me for a moment." She pushed her chair back and walked away.

Though the years had diminished the pain, to this day every now and again, she
wondered what would have happened if took her out rather than succumbing to
the pressure of his friends and parents. She'd been nothing but a project when
she wanted to be a girl.

Here together, they repeated history, but not in his eyes. She couldn't blame him
for not knowing her. She'd changed her name, changed her looks, but never
managed to change her heart.

She always wondered.

Maybe she always wished.

Was she handed another chance to get her heart ripped to shreds, or had she
just received the ultimate do-over?

"Excuse me for a moment." She pushed her chair back and walked away.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Caged Heat cover reveal

After five years travelling through third world countries to teach impoverished children,
Samira Suarez has returned home to Black Meadows. What Sam didn’t expect was to be
instantly overwhelmed by the desire to be with the one man she’s wanted since she was a
teen, Riel Karven.

Riel has been patiently waiting for Sam’s return. For five long years he’s backed off and
watched her come and go. This is it. His mate is back, and he’s taking a stand.

Sam’s need for Ry grows to unimaginable proportions. It’s almost as if she were in heat.
But she’s a human…isn’t she?

There’s more at stake than Sam and Ry’s future relationship when she inherits her
grandmother’s estate. One of her many relatives wants her out of the way.

It’s going to take all of Ry’s determination and help from his friends to keep her alive.
And it’s going to take delving into her past to find out why a human is going into mating

About the author

Want to know about me? Milly Taiden (aka April Angel) was born in the prettiest part of the
Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and
Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and
their little dog Speedy.

She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter,
Cynthia Eden, and Dianne Duvall among others.




The House of Gray and Graves by CM Stunich

I am Georgette Marie French, daughter of Annette Rosemary Cummings and Anthony Starling French. I'm twenty-six years old, never married, always dating. I have no children; I don't want any, and oh yeah, I'm undead though I'm not charming like a vampire or mysterious like a ghost, I'm just a zombie. And possibly the Queen of an entire court of human souls and madmen.

George has never been lucky in life, so when she drowns in a swimming pool and is raised as the first and only zombie to ever have its soul intact, she isn't surprised to find out that a group of religious fanatics who have the ability to sense the undead are after her. The only thing keeping her sane are the glamours that allow her to pass as human. When the donor of the fae blood needed to sustain them is killed, George must cross the Veil into Faerie where the chances of making it back alive – or even undead – are slim.

Welcome to a place of lost souls; welcome to Faerie.

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Our thoughts:

I have to give this book an excellent review. I bit my nails in anticipation. I furrowed my brow wondering what is coming next. But most importantly, I loved this book!
The way the author wrote this book was well thought out. The story line has the perfect tempo as well as making sure you knew what they were describing and yet, letting you use your imagination. The descriptions at the beginning of every chapter almost gave a “backstory” view on the upcoming creature. The author certainly knows their verbiage. No loss of description in the book. Everything was so vivid to me. I was able to be the character easily and identify with her. It was, I would say beautiful, but we are talking about a zombie book here, so I will go with Amazing. This book screams “READ ME!” 5 stars

So after Georgette drown in her boyfirend' s swimming pool, her life tragically ended after 26 years, right? Not for this girl! George was fished out of the pool by a necromancer and brought back to a zombie. Not just any zombie though, somehow she has become the only undead zombie walking around with a soul. 
George's story takes the reader on a whirlwind trip through the land of Faerie. Both fae queens have plans as to what to do with her. Most of the breeds of fae creatures want to kill her. Only one sidhe seems to have her best interest at heart. Georgette must learn what her path is meant to be before it is too late for her and the lost in Faerie. The question us who is on her side, because everyone know that you can't trust a deal with a fae creature or a supe....
Ok, so I am so not a zombie girl usually. However, this book is amazing. It is a combination of hot steamy romance/sex scenes, thriller, and action. The characters are so well described and portrayed the reader feels as if we can see each one. The book encompasses everything from kelpie to fae to hellhounds. I found the descriptions of each to be very vivid and helps the reader to understand the role they play. The interaction between characters often had a fair amount of sarcastic humor, which had me rolling. You can't go wrong with a smart-aleck zombie who is walking around in glamour. Aside from all of the neat things above, George's attempt to run from the true death and resurrect the House of Gray is a nailbiter of a story!!!!
The only thing I didn't really like was the first couple chapters are a bit descriptive of a zombie meal. Please push on past those, because after that the story just keeps getting better and better. This is one of those books that once you pick it up, you just have to finish. Even if you aren't a zombie fan like myself, the land of the fae that she weaves in this story is amazing. I will add editing was superb here as well.
Overall this is a definite recommended read, and another serious hit from this author. I while heartedly recommend this novel to any reader over 18, due to context and sexual content. It is one I will revisit again, and I believe there is a few.more books to follow this one. Happy Reading!!!!! 5 stars


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

L.P. Dover interview

Hey guys, I got to interview author L.P.Dover!!! Here is what we talked about:)

1. Lets talk book covers....yours are amazing, who did them for you? What was
your inspiration for them? The amazing Regina Wamba did them for me. She’s
amazing to work with and I’m glad I had the chance to use her. Regina was the
one who came up with the concept behind the covers. I told her what my books
were about and what I imagined my characters looked like and voila…she has
my covers made. The only thing I really helped out in is picking the models.

2. What are you working on right now? Right now I’m working on a contemporary
romance called My Second Chance. I wanted to take a break from the fantasy
world and work on something with more emotion. This book will be a tear jerker,
but it’ll be amazing.

3. Who inspires you? I think every indie author inspires me. I never knew how
much went into writing a book until I started. It’s very scary to put your work out
there where some people will judge and rip apart what you’ve spent sleepless
nights trying to do. The first indie author I ever read was Quinn Loftis, and I
absolutely adore her and her books. I squealed like a kid at Christmas when she
responded to one of my messages on facebook and accepted my friend request.

4. What is your writing snack of choice? Of course you know I’m going to say
chocoloate!! Since Easter is coming soon my snack of choice now would be the
Cadbury crème filled eggs. Those are the BEST!!

5. What made you decide to self publish? I like having the say so in what goes on
with my books. I get to pick the editor, the cover artist, and do whatever I want
with my book. There are also no deadlines I have to go by and I can write at my
own pace and not feel pressured. It’s tiring trying to always promote, but unless I
get picked up by a big publisher I plan on staying on my own.

The smell of rain vastly approaches as we are lying on the ground in a sea of flowers. They surround our bodies while the fresh Spring wind caresses our skin with its soft, gentle touch. Combined as one, we stare into each other’s eyes as we bask in the pleasure of our love and OUR land.

The Land of the Fae has flourished bringing a new beginning and a new court, the Fall Court. Five years have passed since then along with the dreaded day that Meliantha, Summer Court Princess and one of the powerful Four, was betrayed and broken-hearted by the sexy and alluring Winter Prince, Kalen. Spurned by the man she loves, Meliantha has turned and fallen into the arms of the fierce and handsome warrior, Finn, who understands she can never love him, but wants more than anything to mend her broken heart.
The Winter Solstice Ball is approaching, meaning Meliantha will have to face the Winter Prince and make it out of there with her heart intact. But what does she do when Prince Kalen acts as if nothing ever happened and seems more in love with her than ever before?

The dark sorcerer has planned his twisted game of lies and deceit well, and has enjoyed making himself a player without anyone’s knowledge. The game is almost over and the players are exactly where they are needed to be. Will Meliantha figure out his twisted game and save all the players? Or will the dark sorcerer once again obtain the power of the Four and take everything away from her…..even her one true love?
Author Bio:
I am an avid reader that loves my collection of books. Writing has always been a passion of mine and now I am glad that I get to share my passion with the world. I live in North Carolina and I absolutely love being a southern girl. I spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. I worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with my two beautiful girls. I spent the beginning of my reading years reading suspense thrillers, but now I can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. I knew ever since then that if I wrote anything it would be in a paranormal aspect. Now that I have started on my passion and began writing, you will not see me go anywhere without a notebook and pen.



Seven Wicked: The First by CM Stunich

“That's just the First," Caleb said, pausing to worry at his lower lip. “And it's only one of seven, Seven Wicked; we can't destroy any of the others until we destroy the First.”

When reincarnated goddess, Eevee Marx, sees the necklace at her local thrift store, she just has to have it. But Eevee has no idea that when she drapes the delicate, silver links over her fingers, she is continuing a legend her spirit had started centuries ago. That when she unhooks the tiny clasp and lays the black and silver pendant against her chest, she will spend the night of her seventeenth birthday holding the dying body of the boy she loves.

The Seven Wicked have been sleeping, preparing for Eevee to touch the necklace and reawaken the powers inside of her. Now, the only thing that stands between them is Caleb, the golden haired boy who will sacrifice himself to save her.


Jaime's review:

I seriously want to yell at the author for making me be on the edge of my seat. Especially during the end! I was seriously tempted to turn off my nook. I am so glad I didn't! Otherwise I would have never known what happened!
Evee and Caleb meet over a necklace. One that will tie them to each other as well as unleash 7 monsters who will stop it nothing to take Evee out of the picture. Caleb isn't about to let that happen. Unless he can't stop them.

I can't wait to start the second one which is what I am about to do now!!! So come back for the review of that one!  


Nobody Has to Know Excerpt

Nobody Has To KnowNobody Has To Know

Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. NHTK is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love. Purchase Nobody Has To Know on Amazon.


That day was particularly warm. The train was crowded and he was sweating more than he
would have liked. His knees felt weak and timorous and his breathing was labored. As the
train sped toward Manhattan, the colliding of worlds in Cam’s head continued to enervate his
present resolve and burgeoning panic prompted him to leave his seat on several occasions.
Stops at Valley Stream, Jamaica, Kew Gardens and Woodside seemed like opportune moments
to flee the train and put an end to this insanity; he was close enough to the exit to feel the
warm air outside once the doors opened, but he sat back down each time and decided to stay.
He spent much of the remaining ride thinking about Nikki, how he was shocked and alarmed,
yet somehow touched, that she had offered to him her emotion – so quickly and so naked and
true. It unnerved him, made him question repeatedly the sensibility of such a situation. But it
also made him crave her even more. The paradox was mastering.

Penn Station was crowded. The smell of coffee and baked bread grew stronger as Cam leaned
oddly against the side of a trash receptacle, as if he were trying to balance himself while
thumbing perfunctorily through a Christian Right pamphlet he had been given just moments
before. He stood there, pretending to be relaxed, his eyes vacillating between the apocalyptic
visions delineated in his reading material and the surging crowd washing across the station
floor. He was uncomfortably warm. Random thoughts floated through his consciousness, a
stream of separate bubbles that presented themselves individually for a fleeting second, then
burst just as fast, vexing him momentarily before giving way to the next bubble in the fizzing

There were so many things to consider. Did he really want to risk his reputation and career for a
few minutes of ecstasy? The longer he considered it, the more he realized how stupid it all was.
He should have gotten off the train. Even though he was miserable at home, Hayley was still on
his mind. What would she do if she ever found out? He wondered briefly if he had been fair to
her about her job and some of the other issues they fought about, and if things with the two
of them were really as bad as it seemed. He also thought of everyone at Hillcrest. He loved his
colleagues. And those kids. They made him feel special – like he mattered. And despite Hayley’s
claim that his efforts really did not matter all that much, they loved him too. This dormant
sensibility rose to the surface and collided with the thrilling discomfort he was feeling. The
possibility of losing everything, especially his reputation, was a suffocating prospect.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tasting Never by CM Stunich

"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."

Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.

Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.

"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."


Crystal's review:

Tasting Never is the first book I've read by C.M. and I can guarantee that it will not be my last! This is a dark and semi twisted love story that pulls you in from the start. I instantly fell in love with Never and Ty. They have such an intense and crazy love/friendship that C.M captured beautifully. The whole story is such an intense read that I hope there will be a sequel in the works. Kudos to C.M. on such a great read. I look forward to reading more from her! 5 stars

About the author:

C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.

Ms. Stunich can be reached via e-mail or by post and loves to hear from her readers. Ms. Stunich also wrote this biography and has no idea why she decided to refer to herself in the third person.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fabulous Indie Friday: Melissa Lummis

Loti Dupree fears that when her husband died, she lost her soul. Harboring a painful secret, she flees her life in a small Appalachian town for the ashram, the spiritual retreat where she trained to be a yogini. But she is running from more than grief. An ominous nightmare the night before she leaves sets her on a dangerous path of self-discovery that challenges everything she believes – and threatens her life.

While dodging psychic attacks from an unknown assailant, she struggles with her growing attraction to a broody, handsome and completely frustrating vampire. Loti races to understand who and what she is before her anonymous enemy catches up with her.

Loti thought she couldn’t survive her husband’s death, but among healers, witches, and vampires, she discovers not only a future, but a family.

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Our thoughts:

Author Melissa Lummis' debut novel Enlightened is nothing short of amazing. I found myself drawn into Loti's world right off the bat. Her journey was enthralling.I'm a sucker for a good witch/vampire story, this for sure did not disappoint. But be warned, if you're looking for a formulaic story that's been told time and time again, this book is not for you. Be prepared to fall in love with Melissa Lummis and the world she has created. I very much look forward to the sequel to this book, because I have to know what is going to happen next! 5 stars

This was the debut novel by the author and she does not disappoint this reader. I enjoyed the development of her characters as a reader you were able to follow along the story line with ease. Each and every character helped to increase the dramatics of Loti's story. It was hard to put the book down in which to deal with real life day to day activities. So my sons dinner was late mommy was reading. I look forward to reading more in the series to to see what happens next. I especially enjoyed the beginning where Melissa incorporated some of Gandi sayings. It showed that she took the time and effort to research some quotes that helped to give substance to her book. Thank you for allowing me to read your first book and cant wait for more. I highly highly recommend this book by Melissa Lummis. 5 stars

I must say that Enlightened was refreshing. It is a good combination of paranormal, love, mystery and intrigue. I liked how the story had multiple character points of view.
Walking along with Loti as she faces her husbands death and finding comfort in a vampire was an intense journey. Melissa wrote the story beautifully. Loti going on her vision quest and discovering she is a walking myth was an eye opener. Melissa's attention to detail made the story pop and that much more enjoyable. I cant wait to see what happens in the next install of the Love and Light Series.


About the author:

Melissa Lummis considers herself a truth seeker, a peaceful warrior, a paranormal and fantasy writer, an avid reader, a thru-hiker GA->ME '98, a wife, a mother, and a free thinker. She believes the universe conspires to help an adventurer. And if we live our lives as if it is a daring adventure (and it is!), then everything we need will find its way to us.
The author lives in rural Virginia with her husband, two children, an Alaskan Malamute and a myriad of forest creatures. The nature of her mind dictates that she write to stay sane. Otherwise, her fertile imagination takes off on tangents of its own accord, creating scenarios and worlds that confuse the space-time continuum. Namaste, dear friends.

Nobody Has to Know

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Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. NHTK is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love. Purchase Nobody Has To Know on Amazon.
  "A haunting, briskly-paced page turner that explores the darkest recesses of the human psyche while propelling the reader through an intricate series of hair-raising twists and turns. Nobody Has to Know is a masterfully written tale that is expertly told. Frank Nappi knows how to entertain the reader from start to finish." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille

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Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story and the just released thriller, NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, which received an endorsement from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille. Frank is presently at work on a third installment of his Mickey Tussler series and his next thriller. He lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony. Follow Frank Nappi Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads Follow the Tour Tour prize is a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Fill out the form below to Enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wicked Valentine Promo Blitz

Who knew being wicked could be this fun?

Maxwell Stone has wanted Sabrina for over a year. But Nina’s the ultimate professional and has no intention of getting involved. That is, until the night she gets a little tipsy and finds herself begging for his touch.

After an intense night of making Nina’s sexual fantasies come true, Max finds he doesn’t want to let her go. Nina wants Maxwell too, but she won’t put her job on the line for any man. She loves the passion they shared, but when she’s invited to the Wicked Valentine Ball, she decides it’s time to put Max out of her mind. Of course, the last thing she expects is for him to be her escort. And she doesn’t expect to find someone else trying to keep them apart. Permanently…

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Author Bio:
Want to know about me? April Angel (aka Milly Taiden) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter and Cynthia Sax, and Dianne Duvall among others.
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Other Books by April Angel:
Stranded Temptation
Mr. Buff (Sizzling Encounters Book 1)
As Milly Taiden
Wynter’s Captive
Sharp Change
Halloween Heat III – Mate Event
Fate’s Wish 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Destiny Cover Reveal

Gabriella is a witch. The problem is, she doesn't remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years ago when her mother was murdered. Now, the warlock who was responsible for her mother's death has set his sights on Gabriella. He is determined to use her fear to turn her to the dark side of magick…even if it kills her. Her mother's spirit is reaching out to warn her, but even that she pushes away. Desperate to save her daughter, the spirit finds a male witch–one that just happens to be in love with Gabriella. Darron is more than willing to help but the two young witches will have way more to battle than just an evil warlock. There are overbearing jocks and petty rich girls who get tempers flaring and often set Gabriella and Darron at odds. 
There is more to the story than Gabriella and Darron could even imagine. There are terrible secrets to be revealed, battles to be waged, and lives will be lost. Only after Gabriella and Darron both come to terms with who they really are, and open themselves up to the true meaning of magick, can they have any hope of fulfilling their destiny.
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Destiny Unveiled
Gabriella and Darron thought their magickal battle was over when they defeated the evil warlock, Richard. When her Aunt Donna seeks Gabriella's help in rescuing her catatonic daughter from the Dark Coven, Gabriella discovers that her cousin holds a power within her that would be catastrophic in the hands of the evil witches. Gabriella's coven sets out on a journey that may be their last. Along the way, they meet new allies, face devastating treachery, and battle not only the Dark Coven, but the darkness within themselves. When Gabriella finally comes face to face with the cousin she never knew existed, her true destiny is unveiled, and the fate of the mortal world is in her hands.
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About the Author


Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama.  Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Demon and Player.

The Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the new covers, Author Laura DeLuca is giving away a prize pack that includes a oil diffuser, incense and burner, decorative wooden keepsake box, lavender scented drawer liners, a crystal point, stone pendant, and signed copies of Destiny & Destiny Unveiled with the original covers.

The Whimsical Pixie Etsy Shop is also donating a beautiful altar set inspired by the original cover of Destiny Unveiled. 

The book's cover was recreated on the altar box lid; the design was first set in pyrography, painted, stain and given a protective coating of high gloss polycrylic. The flower Celtic knot pentagram is worn by Gabby and her friends as a symbol of unity and has been pyrographed on the altar tile. Red paint was floated around the perimeter to coordinate with the Blood Moon of the cover. A red rose in full bloom was used on both millefiori* pieces; the censor and charcoal tongs. It symbolizes the Gabby's destiny being unveiled. 

A scene in the book tells of the young hero doing spell work on the beach using a drift wood wand to cast a circle and sea shells to form a pentagram. Both of these have been included as well as censor sand and a roll of charcoal disks so you can perform your own ritual. Whether you're just starting to walk the path or have for years, this kit makes an attractive addition to your ritual tools.

One lucky winner is going to receive both these fabulous prize packs. To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on  3/28/13. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to The Whimsical Pixie and the author for offering this fantastic prize.

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