Sunday, June 22, 2014

Untainted Cover Reveal

Aww look at this cover!! 




Derrick Kane just walked in on a scene that will drastically alter his life forever, thanks to the work of the infamous serial killer, The Photographer. Someone is dead, someone is missing. Kate Jackson, the love of his life and his fiancé, is one of those two.

Unwilling to wait for the slow pace of the detectives at the crime scene, Derrick must work with Kate’s sister, Annie Jackson, to find the clues that will lead them to the answers they so desperately need. 

Will these two catch The Photographer? Can they bring a broken family back together? Will Kate and Derrick ever be able to have their happily ever after? 

Find the answer to all these questions and more in the final installment of The Photographer Trilogy.

NOTE: Due to violent and dark subject matter, this book is intended for readers over the age of 18 years old.


Sarah
Robinson is the four-time Amazon Bestselling Romance and Crime
Thriller Author of Sand & Clay, Logan’s Story, Tainted Bodies,
and Tainted Pictures. Her very popular trilogy, The Photographer
Trilogy, includes Tainted Bodies, Tainted Pictures, and the not yet
released Untainted. Her latest publications include Sand & Clay
and Logan’s Story, both in the Sand & Clay Series. All of her
novels have reached Amazon’s Bestseller Rank in Crime, Crime,
Thriller, Contemporary Romance, and/or Romantic Suspense. She also
has a very large social media following, including over ten thousand
Facebook fans.



Her
writing often concentrates on the complexity of love in emotions,
combining psychological complexities and human flaws to create very
real characters that readers can relate with. Her work focuses on
redemption and forgiveness, learning to build on what has been
broken. Her characters are often in conflicting situations, leaving
the reader to decide what is right and what is wrong. She uses her
stories to hold a mirror up to the reader and ask them to see things
they never knew, or had forgotten, about themselves.




Sarah
Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her
Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly
married to her soul mate, Justin, who is just as much of an animal
rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues
including 2 dogs, 7 cats, and 5 turtles, as well as volunteering and
fostering for multiple animal shelters. 








{Nerd Blast} Killer's Instinct


The official blast for Killer's Instinct by Dawn Dalton and Judith Graves!




Synopsis 

Where there is NO life there's Hope. 
Hope has always been a bit of a freak. But when her mother crawls from her grave and her undead corpse goes MIA, Hope's last thread of normal snaps with a vengeance. Enrolling in a militia-style school for monster hunters seems her best bet for tracking down Mommy-dearest and putting what s left of her mother to rest. But the stakes are raised when she's partnered with three unique male recruits each with their own personal demons to slay if they want to survive basic training. But does Hope have a true killer's instinct? If she finds her mother, will she have the guts to do what must be done to save her soul? In a place like Le Manoir, all bets are off. 

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Praise for Killer's Instinct 

"What could be creepier than hunting down your own zombie mommy?....A single page in, I was hooked." - Jacqueline Mitchard, author of What We Lost in the Dark and The Deep End of the Ocean 



"Killer s Instinct is going to knock other YA monster-battling books off the shelves." - Gary Braver, bestselling and award-winning author of Tunnel Vision


About The Authors


Dawn Dalton is the author of creepy young adult fiction. When she isn’t dodging monsters, you can find her at creepy crossroads with her husband and two hounds — you know, just skulking around. Dawn also writes adult thriller, romantic suspense ad contemporary young adult under the last name Ius. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard at D4EO Literary Agency.
Blog  Twitter Facebook Instagram: Dawn Dalton
 

Judith Graves has multiple young adult novels and short stories published with Leap Books,  Orca Book Publishers, Compass Press, and, under the pen name, Judith Tewes, is also published with Bloomsbury Spark. In addition, Judith is a screenwriter and playwright, writes freelance articles for literary magazines, and facilitates writing workshops for both adults and young adults.






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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review: The Voice

 
Title: The Voice
Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Young Adult


Blurb:

 During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.

Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build.

Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to -- a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.
Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.


My Thoughts:

I finished this book in one day, and let me tell ya: wow. The Voice was a mixed-emotion thing for me. I despised the slow place, even hated it, but I had to remind myself that real life doesn't hold so much action for a teenager. After that continous reminder, Audrey had me --- the whole story did. However, it was diffcult to accept the relationship between Audrey and the twins. It just felt...unrealistic, but like any reader, I muddled through , eventually accepting (although, not every reader will do that).

The supernatural aspect was a bit lacking; didn't feel as part of the story and could make on wonder if the book could have done find without it. I believe it could but that didn't stop me from saying "Yay, supernatural" cx .

As for the love part, you end up saying "Awww.", yet also "This feels so fast." Although Audrey explained how she and the voice spoke endlessly, when she and the voice were together during her abduction, I couldn't buy it. I wish Davis gave her readers a little taste of those conversations, then the love would be natural, like it needed to happen.

My Rating: 3

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vampire Down Cover Reveal

Today, I am very excited to be able to help author Steven Montano reveal the cover for his final installment in the Blood Skies series, Vampire Down!!


Releases June 27, 2014

Blurb~
Who ever knew the end would come
so soon?

In this final volume of the BLOOD
SKIES series, Eric Cross and Danica Black find themselves facing impossible
odds in the desolate ruins of the world they once knew.  Hunted by the mercenary forces of the newly
formed East Claw Coalition and desperate to find the elusive White Mother, the
two refugees will be pushed to the limits of their abilities and sanity as they
struggle to survive.

Meanwhile, in the near future,
the undead hunter called Reaver searches for the lost city of Bloodhollow, the
place where humankind will make its final stand, while the undead of New Koth
and the rebellious White Children make their push to end the reign of the Ebon
Kingdoms once and for all.

As timelines collide and the
spider weaves her web, the battle for the fate of the riven world will come to
its violent conclusion in the depths of a forgotten city, where unlikely heroes
will emerge and hidden evils will finally be revealed...

Available Friday June 27th
in Ebook and Print format.
About the Author~
Steven Montano was something
terrifying in his previous life.  Now
he’s an accountant, so not much has changed.

An avid hiker, reader, San
Antonio Spurs fan, goofball husband and father of two, Steven writes novels
(the seven volume Blood Skies series,
the Skullborn Trilogy, something black…, and the upcoming
thrillers Blood Angel Rising and Colder) and drinks a lot of wine when he
isn’t busy pulling his hair out over payroll or trying to balance the company
books. 









Thanks for stopping by, make sure you check out this series. Book 1, Blood Skies is currently FREE on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Start your journey now.


















Tuesday, June 10, 2014

HEXED Release Day Celebration Book Blast + Giveaway






Hey viewers! c: As I am sure you already read the post title, this is one of many that celebrates the release of HEXED. Read on and absorb book lovers :)








Hexed
(The Witch Hunter #1)
Author: Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 384
Release Date: June 10th, 2014


Synopsis 



If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi there! I'm the author of the YA novel HEXED, slated 
for publication with Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books Spring 2014. I'm repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services. Visit me at michellekrys.com or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Best Friend, Maybe Release blitz - Excerpt and Giveaway

 Welcome to my stop on this blitz for a newly released YA Contemporary! Take a look at the cute cover, read the summary along with an excerpt, and, of course, don't forget to enter the giveaway c:

Release date: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Purchase: Amazon

 
BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Colette has been bored and lonely ever since her best friend, Sadie, dumped her the summer before they stared high school. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie.

When Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.

Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it’s not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not only a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years...forever. It’s a summer full of surprises, but that might be what Colette needs.

Excerpt(!!!):
 
        Dad pulls up to the curb outside the international terminal.
        When he looks at me, his eyes aren’t so wild anymore. They almost look sad. “You ready?”
        “What’s going on, Dad?” I ask. It hits me that he somehow snuck me out of the house and now he’s ready to push me onto an airplane to some distant island, but he still hasn’t said anything real.
         He shrugs. “Mom’s not always right,” he says.
         But she is.
         His eyes fall to his lap. “Neither am I,” he says. “Call your mother. Say good-bye.”
         My hands shake as I finally turn on my phone.
         She answers before the first ring. “Don’t get on that airplane, Colette,” she says, “Know that I don’t approve of this.”
         “You know?” I ask.
         “Your father left a note. Colette...” She trials off. “You heard me tell you not to go, right?”
         “Yes,” I say.
         “Well if you go anyway, be safe. Protect your body and your soul. I changed your phone plan so you can only call home, okay? It’s too expensive for you to call Louisa and Mark willy-nilly.” Mark.“But call when you arrive, okay? So we don’t have to worry.”
         “Okay,” I say.
         My hands aren’t shaking anymore. I’m relieved to hear her sound like any-old-mom.
         “And, honey?” she says. She says it so softly I think she’s going to tell me to have a nice time. Or that she loves me.
         “Yeah?”
         “I hope you understand what a terrible choice you’re making.”
         She hangs up.
         I stare at the phone in my palm.
         “She okay?” Dad says finally.
         I shrug.
         We get out of the car and I spot Sadie and her family climbing out of a limo curbed fifty feet away. She jumps up and down as soon as she sees me, her now purple-and-blond hair waving across her face. I can’t help smiling. I can see her mouth moving even from here. “You came! You came!”
         I give my dad a quick hug, pull out my suitcase, yank up the handle of my rolly bag, and take my first step as the new, imperfect Coley.
         “Colette?” Dad says.
         I turn around, ready for him to sit me back in the car, to tell me this was all a test that I failed. Instead he holds out his hand and shoves a stack of bills into my fist. “For whatever you need, little lady. Have fun. I—we. We love you.”
         Then he’s gone.
         “Coley!” Sadie is running toward me so quickly that I only have a second to open my phone and click on my good-morning text from Mark.
         “One more day! I love you!” the message says.
         My heart beats faster and salt water threatens to escape from behind my eyeballs and I know he deserves so much better than this, so much more explanation, so much more of me. And me, too. I know I deserve a better good-bye than I’m going to be able to give him. But I only have ten seconds before she reaches me, before it’s time, before the bell rings on my perfect life and I dive into the drama with Sadie.
         I type the seven letters i-m s-o-r-r-y. Then I press Send.
         Here we go.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

.Caela Carter grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ and Baltimore, MD. She's been writing since she learned how to pick up a pen but before the writing thing got serious she spent six years teaching English to middle and high school students in Jacksonville, FL and Chicago, IL.  Her debut novel, ME, HIM, THEM AND IT was published in 2013 by Bloomsbury.  When she's not writing, Caela is a teacher of some awesome teens in Brooklyn, a Notre Dame football enthusiast, and a happy explorer in New York City.








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