Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bound to You by Lola James


Bound to You (Book 3 of the Spellbound Series)

Toni’s life is just one complication after another. First, her past comes back to her, then she has to deal with a psycho, and now it’s the biggest of them all. A choice that could destroy one life and be the bright future to the other. How is a girl supposed to choose between two men that she loves? On one hand, she has the Greek god Hades, the love from her past and the other, Ben the hot Vampire nurse that she met just over a week ago. Both have captured her heart in their own individual ways but whose love is the greatest? Who does she ultimately love the most? In the end, a decision is made in Bound to you… **This Book Includes Sexual Content** Bound to Remember, a Paranormal Romance (Book 1 of the Spellbound Series) FREE Unbound, a Paranormal Romance (Book 2 of the Spellbound Series) $2.99 Bound to You (Book 3 of the Spellbound Series)

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My review:

I loved this book so much!! I have read the other 2 in the series as well, but this one blew them out of the water. Lola is the master of twists you don't see coming. Through most of the book I was undecided about who I wanted Toni to be with. Both Ben and Hades would be great for her. I loved the Greek mythology interwoven into the story as well.....I grew up watching Hercules and Xena lol so I love this stuff. I seriously cannot wait to see what Lola comes up with next

About Lola

Lola JamesLola James has been reading romance novels since her teens, and fell in love with the paranormal after discovering Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Her love of the dark worlds of vampires and witches, as well as her fascination with Greek mythology led her to create the Spellbound Series, an ongoing Paranormal Romance combining all of the above into tales of suspense with a little bit of humor in an Urban Fantasy setting. A long time lover of reading and writing with a passion for a great story, James became discouraged by the complicated and arbitrary publishing process, James had initially set down her laptop and her hopes of being a writer. However, with the purchase of her first e-reader, James became re-energized by the new possibilities for an undiscovered author to reach the masses. Dusting off her keyboard she finally finished Bound to Remember, the first book of the Spellbound Series and self-published it. Energized and ambitious, James is now hard at work on both the Spellbound Series as well as the Fate Series, a paranormal romance about dreams and what happens if they come true. Follow on Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Website / Literary Addicts Follow the Tour!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Today Only by D. Love cover reveal


In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly,
but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help
you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.

Add it to your To-Be-Read list on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17853119-today-only


Derinda lives in Maine. Her biggest passion is for her family and friends. She adores loving others as
if it is the biggest gift life can offer. She is a read-a-holic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on
her Young Adult & Teen Readers Facebook page. Her dream is to travel to Australia one day.

Her debut novel ‘Today’ Only will be released some time in May.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wombstone by Jessica Roscoe

Mia Blake wasn’t the first girl that was taken by the vampires.

She had heard all about the girls who were missing, and even though they were only “missing”, she knew in her heart that those girls were dead. 

She felt sad for them, sure. But more than that, she felt glad that they had been strangers – not someone she knew, and certainly not her. Things like that didn’t happen to girls like her. 

They always happened to someone else, and that’s why she barely blinked as she made her way across an empty football field, through a deserted parking lot, to meet a fate she had arrogantly assumed was reserved for other people.

She was a stupid girl.

She paid for it.

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Crystal's review


I wasn't sure what to expect with Wombstone. So when I finished reading it, I was ready for more. You are left hanging! So NOT fun =)
You meet Mia, a senior in high school with a kick-ass bestie and a loving boyfriend. She gets kidnapped in the parking lot of her high school and she has no idea why. So much happens to her while being held; starved, tortured, she gets turned into a vampire...yeah I'll stop there; don't want to ruin it for ya.
So here goes... Wombstone is awesome! It's written beautifully with very colorful descriptions, funny mental thoughts (courtesy of Mia) and yummy vampire hotties included.
Don't believe me? Check out this Excerpt:
“What do you want?” I kept throwing questions at him. “Who are you?”
“You are here,” he answered. “If you keep asking questions, I’ll kill you.”
“You broke my nose,” I said accusingly, narrowing my eyes.
He raised his eyebrows, coming closer, peering at my nose. “I could punch you again, straighten it up?”
I pulled my head back, just out of his reach.“I’ll be fine, thanks.”
“Do you need anything? More blankets?”
I stared incredulously at this teetering Jekyll and Hyde who wanted to punch me and get me a blankie in the same conversation.“I need to get home,” I said slowly, as if I were speaking to a moron. “I have my geometry final in two days.”
His tone was dry. “Somehow, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem anymore.”
Fear shot up my spine again. “Look” - I started.
“No, you look,” he said dangerously, putting a hot hand around my throat and squeezing. “I didn’t come in here to make casual conversation.”
I gasped and choked for air.
“Just do what you’re told. Cooperate. It will be over soon enough.”
I nodded, still choking. He released his grip and I fell to my knees, holding my throat with both hands. He waited, staring at me blankly, as I found the air to speak.
As I asked the question I wasn’t sure I wanted answered.
“Are you going to kill me?”
He laughed, but his mask slipped a little, because he faltered. “Of course not.”
“Well then you’re pretty stupid,” I shot.“Letting me see your face. Your license plate. Your tattoo.” I pointed to the black, luminous symbol etched onto his wrist that looked like a pair of eagle’s wings.
“Are you trying to talk me into it?” he asked with a smirk.
I glared at him.
“I know what you’re doing, sweetie. You’re trying to provoke me.”
“How am I doing so far?”
He grinned like the smug bastard he was.“Terribly.”
This is what I'm talking about. Funny and witty dialog between the characters is awesome. It made the story go by so quickly and kept me interested. There were no "dull moments".
Check out another Excerpt:
Sam stood in the doorway that led from the bedroom to the bathroom, but I could tell he didn’t want to come any closer. I had the distinct feeling it was because I was a girl, and that made me wonder. Ryan didn’t care about my personal space. I was surprised he cared for me at all, after the things he’d said and done back in Mexico.
“You’re a doctor,” I said, turning to him. “How did I lose a massive vampire bite?”
Sam frowned. “How long since you Turned?”
“Since I was Turned,” I corrected him. “You’re implying that I did this to myself. Quite the opposite. I expressly asked that this not be done.” As I heard myself talking, I realized that I sounded like an entitled little bitch, but I was beyond caring.
Sam blinked. “Right. How long since you were Turned?”
“I don’t know,” I answered quietly. “A few days? Less than a week. I don’t remember a lot of it.”
“Well, the good news is you’re not going insane,” Sam said, obviously trying to lighten the mood. “Vampirity is caused by a virus. It attaches itself to your DNA, makes its way into every cell in your body, and takes over. Vampires can heal from a wound in a matter of minutes. Have you attacked anyone yet?”
“What?” I looked at him incredulously. “No. Ew! Why?”
He shook his head, seemingly pleased. “It’s just ... you seem remarkably lucid for a newly infected vampire.”
“Remarkably lucid?” I echoed. “All I’ve done for the past few days is throw up, cry and bleed.”
“Thank God for that,” Sam replied. “Usually, vampires spend their first few weeks – or months – attacking everyone and everything they can.”
I cast a sidelong glance at the broken lamp and overturned bedside table in the corner and tried to appear calm and generally non–violent. “Is that what you did when you were Turned?”
He paled. He looked like an injured puppy dog.
“Sorry,” I apologized. “It’s none of my business.”
He just searched my face, as if looking for the answer to a question I didn’t know.
This is awkward.
“That’s what all vampires do,” he said quietly.“The bloodlust, it’s quite horrific.”
“Bloodlust?” I echoed. “Like being hungry?”
He stared at me like I was a freak. I shifted uncomfortably under the weight of his eyes.
“Like being a homicidal maniac,” he said, “with zero impulse control.”
“Oh,” was all I could think to say.
Ok so enough teasing from me. I really liked Wombstone and the HUGE bomb that is dropped towards the end...WOW! So with that said, kudos to Jessica for writing an awesome beginning to this series and I can't wait to read the next install to the Vampireland Series.

About the author
Jessica Roscoe is the author of Wombstone, a
Young Adult paranormal novel. From a young
age, she delighted in the written word and
would often scare her poor parents with
outlandish stories filled with the supernatural
and macabre. Jessica studied film and
screenwriting at university before deciding that
novels were her calling. The setting for
Wombstone was inspired by a six-month stint
in the U.S. where she worked as a lifeguard at
a summer camp in Mt Freedom, New Jersey. She is currently working on the next book in the
Vampireland series. Her other loves in life include good quality tea, delicious wine, reading and
hanging out with her husband and baby girl.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Through the Valley Love Endures


Through the Valley Love Endures

What if death came for you today? Would you be ready?
Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference.
This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics.
Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil: are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the world?



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  About Eddie David Santiago


Eddie David Santiago has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field since he was 18 years old. He holds bachelor degrees in both psychology and religious studies and has provided counseling related services for multiple mental health, substance abuse and human service agencies. In addition, he earned his master’s degree in counseling along with certification in educational administration.
With over fifteen years of counseling related experience, Eddie founded the organization L.E.A.D. (Love Endures And Delivers) which offers interactive group trainings, seminar sessions, speaking opportunities for groups of all ages and crisis counseling sessions.
THROUGH THE VALLEY, LOVE ENDURES is based on Eddie’s early collection of writings, through which he found his voice. He seeks to inspire others to find their voice and share their own stories. Eddie resides in the Midwest with his beautiful wife Sarah and their three amazing children, Faith, Isaiah and Makaylah.
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Into the Light Release Day Blitz


Title: Into the Light
Author: HK Savage (Book 2, The Admiral's Elite)
Genre: Adult
Publisher: Staccato Publishing
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours




Synopsis:

A vicious serial killer is on the loose in Wisconsin and it's up to the Admiral's Elite to stop him. Admiral Black's second in command, Captain Michael Rossi, has been tasked with finding out who or what the killer is and put an end to his reign of bloodshed while
avoiding some pitfalls of his own. Like hiding the fact that he's falling in love with Becca from the admiral who would be sure to use it against them. Ghosts from Gabrielle's past threaten her place with her unit and Ryan's bed.

Local police are puzzled and the town is terrified. The Admiral's Elite must find a killer, stop him without anyone finding out their true identities, and not be torn apart in the process.








Author Bio:

HK Savage has been a voracious reader of anything she could get her hands on going
back to the second grade when she would set her alarm two hours early to read before
school. Her passion for the written word has continued and flowed into writing going
back nearly as far. Her books have fans in twenty countries on six continents with hopes
of attracting attention on Antarctica if for no other reason than to check a box.

Currently, HK is a mother, wife and black belt in Karate as well as an avid dressage rider.
Her three dogs: a Doberman she uses for therapy dog work and two ancient Doxies keep
her busy when she is not writing or working or whatever else.

In addition to editing for the past ten years in advertising, HK has been an editor for
several newsletters over the years; her favorite being for Heifer International where her
ideas were put into effect and complimented by those on high. Currently her skills are
being focused on clients in the writing world.

Paranormal is her favorite genre and science fiction because both address the possibilities
we have not yet realized and the darker things we have. Her favorite premise: “what if?”

Links:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4522217.HK_Savage
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HK-Savage/181388721888556
Publisher: http://www.staccatopublishing.com/Staccato_Publishing/HK_Savage.html
Web/Blog: http://www.hksavage.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/HK-Savage/e/B004OU2LV8
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HKSavage

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Into-Light-HK-Savage/dp/0989202720
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Excerpts:
#1

“Tell me, Captain, did you get what you needed?”

“I thought we were past that whole ‘captain’ thing.” He captured a drop of sweat on the
back of her shoulder and brought it to his mouth. A slow lick and it was gone.

“Fine then, Michael.” She shuddered, feeling a stir in her stomach and lower despite her
exhaustion from their activities. Her voice was lower, husky. “Answer my question. Did
you get what you came for?”

He chuckled. The vibration where their bodies touched sent another shiver down her
spine. “I wouldn’t say I didn’t enjoy all that.” His hand, back to tracing her curves, glided
over the tiny silver scars that crisscrossed her body. Most humans would never see them
they were so light. Michael’s wandering hand dipped below the sheet he’d pulled over
her cooling body. “But that’s not actually why I came to see you.”


Monday, April 22, 2013

Naked by Raine Miller

The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair series
Naked desire. Secret satisfaction. An affair you’ll never forget.
Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking no for an answer.
At first his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn’t clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship—huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne’s past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan’s own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?
Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.



My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book a lot, more for the relationship aspect than the steamy scenes. Although the steamy scenes were really well written, a lot of times with erotica books, you get taken out of the story with all the sex, not the case with this book.
Brynne was wonderfully wounded and fragile. I wanted so bad for her to just let Ethan take care of her and keep her safe. Her inner war with herself about him was interesting, she wanted him, but was afraid to let him in.
Ethan was the perfect blend of cocky and vulnerable. I couldn't help but fall in love with him. Heck, I wanted him to take care of me too lol. 
Well done Raine! As soon as I finished this book, I started book 2, can't wait to dive back into it tonight!

The Never by Kristina Circelli



“Out of nothing, we create something.” Arianna has spent her entire life being called a dreamer, an artist who created a world no one else can see. And for her entire life, she has taken the medication that keeps that world – and the one who brought her there – at bay. Now an adult, Arianna reawakens that part of herself kept locked away in the darkest corners of her mind. When she hides her medicine from her fiancĂ©’s ever-watchful eye, he returns – the shadow in the night who collects her for an adventure known only in her fantasies. But something is different about this world called The Never. It is no longer the cheerful place filled with light and laughter that she knew as a child. Now, the sea creatures drag their visitors into the depths of murky waters. The natives battle to the death against the tribe of children. And the pirates, led by the feared captain called The Hunter, seek out Arianna for their own sinister plans. As Arianna goes deeper into The Never, she discovers just what her connection to the land means – and must choose between her life rooted in reality, and the world where anything is possible.

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Crystal's review:


When I read began reading the Never, I thought of The Never Ending Story meets Peter Pan with a female lead.

With beautiful lands depicted and entertaining swordplay with pirates, I enjoyed reading The Never. Parts of the story reminded me ofThe Never Ending Story with the amazing lands and characters and parts reminded me of Peter Pan; the pirates and their Captain and the mermaids. The twist was a female lead and the storyline. At times it was a little like Never Ending Story but quickly veered into something bigger and darker which was a plus. Having that little extra something was pure genius.  The Never is definitely not kiddyish with some scenes and language.

This was an amazing story that took two of my favorite books and movies and smashed them together and spiced them up.  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

When Silver Moons Rise


Book Description:
Facing an unstable future, Chela Prizeon leaves Castle Hayne and crosses over to enemy territory in pursuit of Faris--the boy of royal blood who is cursed by a bitter rival. But soon Chela learns that he has been taken deep into the treacherous frozen prisons--a majestic, but deadly place where people enter and are never seen again. To find the boy she loves, Chela must join forces with one of her greatest enemies. And even though she pulls strength from the good in her powers, she finds herself drawn to the dark side'stemptation as well.

Narrated from both Chela's and Faris's point of view, this enchanting sequel to When Copper Suns Fall will take them on a voyage into unknown lands, where the dark, twisted, and revengeful wait to make this their most dangerous journey ever.

Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.

Author Bio:
I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.






The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall is my debut novel.

Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/KaSonndra-Leigh/e/B0066W7GY4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_2
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5137209.KaSonndra_Leigh
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KaSonndraLeighBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kasonndraleigh
Blog: http://www.kasonndraleigh.com

Buy Links for The Lost Immortals:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lost-Immortals-Copper-ebook/dp/B0065QYXQA

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lost-immortals-kasonndra-leigh/1112819800?ean=2940013469693
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Magic School USA Easy "A" Blitz


Book Description:
Harry Potter meets Animal House in this magical comedy about a school crazier then
any other!

Richard "Vegas" Beltran is an underachiever. That’s bad for any student, but it’s
especially bad when you go to a wizardry school. Black Magic is something to
be taken very seriously, but Vegas has been caught smoking “eye of newt” in
the boys’ bathroom, and all of his bubbling cauldrons seem to contain ice and
alcohol…

The principal, Professor Diaz, is ready to drop Vegas into a slower-paced magic
class. But Vegas would rather die, Houdini-style, in a botched escape act than
have to suffer through “remedial magic.” After all, Vegas only came to Absolution
High, school for the “Special Sciences,” to learn a spell that would bring his
girlfriend, Katherine, back from the dead.

Unfortunately, now that his tuition's been paid, he finds that resurrecting the
dead is an act of Godslaughter—a forbidden form of magic—and at Absolution
Academy, an illegal activity.
But “illegal” is a funny word…and one among many that Vegas doesn’t know the
meaning of…

Author Bio:
Li Chaka is spends her time dreaming about drunken wizards, music obsessed
necromancers and Bill Murray movies (Ghostbusters 2 being the FAV!). Sometimes she
writes down these strange ideas just for her own enjoyment. Then she heard that some
people actually make MONEY off of writing and selling their strange ideas. Lord have
Mercy! Will wonders ever cease !? Magic School U.S.A is her first published book but it
won't be her last.

Purchase a copy at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CF8NPD4

Websites: http://www.charliefey.com

Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/MagicSchoolUSA

Excerpt:


There were only a few lights on in the hallways, but other than that, the coast was clear. The adrenaline was pumping in Vegas's body and, in a way, he felt awesome. Exhilarating! It probably wasn't good that he got such a rush from being bad, but it was what it was. He pulled a beer out of the pouch of his hoodie, cracked it open and started chugging it. More awesome!   He knew there had to be security cameras mounted up all over the dormitory, especially the little lounge area with the big screen TV. Magicians were known for stealing, right? As if half of magic isn't about making expensive shit disappear. The guards were probably half-asleep or jerking off to videos of the girls’ volleyball practice. Either way, he prayed they'd be too preoccupied to care what he was up too. Once he got outside, though, there would be other problems. The Tommy Walkers were being placed around the school grounds. He remembered what Wesley had said about them being created to restrict unauthorized magic. Those Illuminati death machines were made just for bad little monkeys like Vegas.
He felt the nice cool air blast his face as soon as he opened the heavy double doors. The cold of this island was something a California boy like Vegas was not yet accustomed to. But, as he wandered around the back end of the dormitories, he admitted that the Menzai nights were even more beautiful than the California nights. The sky was filled with stars and they seemed almost close enough to reach for. He'd been on earth for sixteen years, but night and day was still an amazing concept for him.
He wanted to break into Allen Allens’ lab, but he had to make it halfway across campus to do so. The box carrying Vladimir was clutched to his chest as he snuck around the back. He saw the guard station and ducked behind a tree. Dwight was inside the booth fast asleep. Vegas wanted to conjure up a spell to mess with him a little, maybe hex him a nice wet dream starring Barney, one of the other guards. Shenanigans like that would have to wait though. Vegas was on an important mission. He was gonna have to go stealth ninja mode and creep his way across campus.
"So I creep…yeah-aah. Just keep it on da down low…" Vegas sang the old T.L.C. song silently to himself, running and ducking behind another tree. "Nobody is supposed to know...yeah-ah…"
He shot from that tree and dived behind another. He went a little go hard and almost crushed Vladimir's box underneath him. Pushing twigs and nature crap out of his way, Vegas heard a low grumbling as he started crawling on the ground like a marine.
Yeah, we're effin' pumped! Absolution Academy security probably didn't call for this much stealth warrior-ness, but the Corona he'd been sipping was making Vegas action ready. Let's milk this adventure for all it's worth!
"Yeah, I CREEP…yeah-ah, so Dwight won't know what I do..." Vegas continued as he moved through the darkened grass. The grass felt moist, cool and amazing against his skin. He imagined that the bright, white lights shining from poles around the campus were moving, searching for him. They weren't; nobody cared. But this was fun; he was a big kid using his imagination, running around in the grassy night world like he was trying to escape from prison.
A squirrel darted out at him, and Vegas let out a surprised scream. The little furry jackass landed on his back, ran down his ass between his legs and then shot straight ahead, flying up a tree at sonic speed.
"Little fucker!" Vegas shouted at it. Even the wild life in this place was psycho.
"Creeping through the grass, squirrelly seems to like my ass..." Vegas rapped. "Squirrelly wants some nuts, what a kick! It's late on a school night, he wants to get romantic!"
He laughed, wondering how much he'd get paid to ghost write for Waka Flocka Flame, when something suddenly grabbed hold of his leg.
What the Fuck?! He let out a fart from pure excitement as another hand reached out of the ground and took hold of his neck.
"Aaaaaahhhhhh!!" Vegas yelled, struggling to pull himself up. Before he could break free, two more hands grabbed his shoulders, pulling him back down to the grass and dirt.
"DWIGHT! DWIGHT!" Vegas yelled. The hand around his throat squeezed tighter, but it couldn't get a strong enough grip to stop Vegas from yelling. Not that it made much difference; Dwight was in the security booth, napping away, as Vegas's nighttime assault continued on the security cam in front of him.
Vegas pulled his neck away from the hand. "DWIIIIGGHT!!!"
His attention turned to the spot in front of him, his green eyes growing wide as saucers, when two hands, one male and one with bright nail polish like a girls, sprouted from the ground like corn stalks. He watched as the arms reached four feet tall and continued to grow.
Frozen in shock, Vegas's eyes rolled up to gaze at the sprouting hands. Like sunflowers in a nightmarish inverse world, they remained high above him, illuminated by the moonlight. The fingers spread and easy, like flower petals.
Then, they bent at the elbow, palms slapping the ground. Whatever this creature was, it was trying to pull itself out of the dirt.
Please somebody, shoot me in the head! Gouge out my eyes! I don't want to see this!  He silently begged.
The horror flushed all thoughts of escape away as the soil in front of him moved and pulled apart. A human head unearthed itself, its black, hollow eye sockets turned to face Vegas. Mort immediately came to Vegas's mind, except this cadaver was so much more terrible. There was intelligence behind those eye sockets that couldn't be driven by anything but pure evil.
The creature finally made it out of the soil only to reveal its true form. It wasn't a rotting, smelly corpse after all---it was several rotting, smelly corpses all sewn together to make a Zombie Spider!
The arms that sprouted out of the ground were the creature’s long, spider legs. Its head was stitched onto the front of its body, barely erect, but able to turn and move around. Its abdomen was made of two human ones sewn together.
Vegas had never seen anything so disgusting in his life, not even in his drunken wet dreams. It was more than he could handle, and he began to feel a strange calm wash over him. By the time he realized he was about to pass out, there was nothing he could do to sto-...
The zombie spider moved towards Vegas as the unseen monster that had snared the boy began to pull him under. The earth rumbled again as the soft soil spread apart like water. And Vegas, trapped in the quiet dark of his unconsciousness, went down, down, down. As if being dragged to hell.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Alice's Sacrifice is free for a limited time!

After the fight of a lifetime, Alice and Cole return home to live a life they were never meant to live. Fallen Angel father's choose to stay, protect and get to know their nephilim children. Now that everyone knows where to find Alice, the real question is who is that information pertinent to? One single traumatic event sets Alice's true destiny into motion. How each of those she cares for reacts to this event; has enormous consequences for her. 

What will Alice have to sacrifice and for whom?












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Cursed with an intense version of empathy Alice runs from a wasted life to start a new one somewhere no one will know her; Hell, Michigan. Alice works at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the middle of nowhere mostly keeping to herself to avoid the overwhelming emotions of those around her. She allows her best friend to convince her into taking a few college classes without realizing it would drastically change her life forever. From her first day of class she was hooked on him; his scent, his eyes, the way he talked to her inside her head. 

Throughout her struggles she learns about true love, true pain and the truth of her own heritage. Alice must quickly find out who she is because after all everyone else is out to find her. With Angels and Bounty Hunter’s in constant pursuit she finds protection within a group of Fallen Angels. These Fallen Angels vow to do anything to protect her; for it is their belief she will save their kind and all of mankind.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Gatekeepers Daughter


The Gatekeeper's DaughterThe Gatekeeper's Daughter

In The Gatekeeper's Sons, Therese and Thanatos, the god of Death, met and fell in love. In The Gatekeeper's Challenge, they did everything they could to be together, even break an oath on the River Styx. But the Olympians don't tolerate oath-breakers. In this final book in the trilogy, The Gatekeeper's Daughter, Therese may have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to remain one, she'll not only have to discover her unique purpose, but also make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, her aunt's baby's life hangs in the balance.

About Author Eva Pohler

Eva Pohler writes fiction for teens and adults and teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats. Follow Eva Pohler: Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Amazon Click over to these blogs to read their reviews! The Crafty Cauldron The Stuff of Success Identity Discovery Bookworm Lisa SnifferWalk Books Central Bargains Writers and Books Interview at Literary Addicts Fill out the Form to enter to Win! a Rafflecopter giveaway ML-

Monday, April 15, 2013

Enlightened review and Melissa Lummis interview

Loti Dupree’s meager healing abilities have been more a curse than a blessing. What’s the point if she can’t even save her husband from cancer? Harboring a painful secret, Loti flees the life they had in a small Appalachian town for the ashram, the spiritual retreat where she trained to be a yogini. But she finds herself running from more than grief when an ominous nightmare 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, Loti races to understand who and what she is before her enemy can catch up with her. To make matters worse, events throw her into the arms of a handsome but frustrating vampire. Love and light are waiting for her—if she can only figure out how to stay alive.

Where to buy: Amazon




My review:

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!



Now for the interview~


1.Do you have plans to write out of the paranormal genre?
Eventually, yes I do. I am currently doing research on a historical novel that is part romance, part
family saga. I’m basing it loosely on my grandmother, Katie Irene’s life as she told it to me over
countless games of rummy and pina colodas. I want to make sure have done a thorough job on
the research before I start it, so the earliest it might release is the winter of 2014.

2.What is your writing snack of choice?
LOL! I tend to drink my snacks, like coconut pu ehr tea, Island Coconut coffee, green tea,
Coke Zero and wine, mostly red, but occasionally a chardonnay or vidal blanc will make it into
the rotation. If I get peckish, I usually reach for something to complement my beverage of the
moment. With tea, I like apples and walnuts. With coffee, I’ll splurge on almond thins and
biscotti, and with wine its got to be cheese and bread or crackers and fruit.

3.Do you have a favorite artist you listen to while you write? Or a Spotify playlist you want to share?
My favorite artists to write to are Mumford and Sons, The Civil Wars, Skrillex and MC Yogi. I
have TONS of Spotify playlists and love to build new ones for new projects. My two favorite
playlists right now complement my current projects:



Samskaras I’m currently finishing edits on Samskaras, book 2 in the Love and Light series, which

will be out May 21st.

The Little Flame Another project I’m working on is the Little Flame series, scheduled to release

in novellas every 6 weeks in 2014. I started the playlist a month ago and have been listening to it
a lot, lately.

4.What authors do you read when you have spare time?
I’m always trying out new authors, especially independent authors, but I do have some favorites I
come back to over and over like Stephen King, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, LK Rigel,
John Locke, Hugh Howey, C.G. Powell, Liz Schulte, Olivia Hardin, and I’m currently waiting on
the next installment of the Love and Blood series by, oh, I don’t know, you? ;-)

5. What's next up for you on the horizon?
There’s so much going on in my life right now, such as launching a writing career, raising two
crazy kids, studying yoga therapy, and traveling. My husband decided recently to take advantage
of some time off from work to go on some adventures like long distance hiking and motorcycle
adventures. As a matter of fact, he flies out to the Bahamas soon to meet up with a friend to
assist in sailing his ketch from Nassau to Tappahannock. Its going to be great adventure for him,
and we plan on going on some together as a couple, and as a family.

Personally, I am looking forward to writing the last book in this series and making a long awaited
trek to Hawaii and the UK. And maybe even going to the Bahamas over Christmas with the entire
family for a sailing adventure.

Star Cursed review

Seventeen-year-old Tayla will never forget Beast’s fiery-venom spreading through her body like an infection. Now, with her best friend Chel’s help, she must find a human true love before the last petal falls from her enchanted rose or the full moon will transform her into a wolf forever.

But Tayla never expected that her biggest obstacle would come from inside—a wolf presence threatening to take her very soul. At every turn, the she-wolf exploits Tayla’s weaknesses and gains enough control to sabotage her dates. Tayla struggles to control her unruly wolf and her forbidden attraction to Beast. But can she resist his southern charm, the she-wolf’s attraction to his alluring scent, and still fall in love with a human?

Tangled in a web of wills, Tayla must risk everything to break the Curse of the Beast. With failure and possible death looming overhead, Tayla will do anything to find true love. But will one moon cycle be long enough to conquer her wolf and remain human? Or will she become a permanent member of Beast’s pack? Find out in the second installment in the Curse of the Beast series.

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Review:

Beautifully written! I did something I never do....read the 2nd book in a series without reading book 1. I was still so immersed in the story, and now I'm totally planning to read book 1. I love fairy tales, and retelling  and this was totally one I would recommend to anyone. How could you not love Tayla????
Well done Ashley!! I love, love, loved the book!!!
(Sorry, not one for long reviews lol)