Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright | Win a $15 & $10 Amazon GC!

Hello my BEAUTIFUL readers! 

Today I am excited to share with you a great new cover reveal from Author Melissa Wright for her book REIGN OF SHADOWS! It's the 3rd book in the Descendants series. If you haven't heard about this series, then click here to find out more. 

Along with the cover reveal, Melissa has offered to give away TWO amazon giftcards for my blog readers. How cool is that?! 


So without further ado, Melissa and I bring you...


REIGN OF SHADOWS!

Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants Series, #3
Genre: YA/NA Urban Fantasy

Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.

Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they've so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they've set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?
 Coming Summer of 2014!


All about Book 1 - Bound by Prophecy and Book 2 - Shifting Fate

Bound by Prophecy (Descendants Series, #1)
Bound by Prophecy
by Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants Book #1
Available in Ebook, Paperback and audio - 252 pages
Published April 2013 by Author
Genre: YA/NA Urban Fantasy

Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn't care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn't the only one who’s in danger. Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.
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Shifting Fate
by Melissa Wright
Series: Descendants Book #2
Available in Ebook, Paperback and audio - 214 pages
Published December 20th 2013 by  Author
Genre: YA/NA Urban Fantasy


According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn't have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy returns, and he’s got plans for Brianna and her visions.


What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosen—but if he fails, the future will crumble.
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About The Author: Melissa Wright
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Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the upcoming Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on goodreads and pinterest.



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Friday, May 30, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: ~YA Psychological Thriller~ Oblivion by Sasha Dawn | Win a SIGNED print copy!

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Hello everyone! 
Today I have the pleasure of being part of the official blog tour to promote new debut author Sasha Dawn and her NEW book, OBLIVION. Sasha has written up a fabulous author guest post (actually 3) for my readers to enjoy! Also for an extra treat, Egmont USA (and Sasha) are giving me a SIGNED hardcopy of OBLIVION to give away on my blog. To enter use the form below on this post. Enjoy! 



Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Hardcover (ebook), 400 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by EgmontUSA
Genre: YA - Psychological Thriller


Lisa McMann's Dead to You meets Kate Ellison's The Butterfly Clues in a psychological thriller full of romance, intrigue, and mystery. 



One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous thirty-six hours. All she knows is that her father, the reverend at the Church of the Holy Promise, is missing, as is Hannah, a young girl from the parish. Their disappearances have to be connected and Callie knows that her father was not a righteous man.

Since that fateful night, she's been plagued by graphomania -- an unending and debilitating compulsion to write. The words that flow from Callie's mind and through her pen don't seem to make sense -- until now. 

As the anniversary of Hannah's vanishing approaches, more words and memories bubble to the surface and a new guy in school might be the key to Callie putting together the puzzle. But digging up the secrets she's buried for so long might be her biggest mistake.


«“Readers will feel unmoored until the last few pages of Oblivion, and that’s alright; so does the story’s narrator, Callie . . . . The book’s intensity can be overwhelming. Callie’s uncontrollable need to write—and the anxiety she feels when she can’t—is communicated as if by osmosis . . . . questions fade in the face of the incessant demands that the graphomania makes on both the characters and those turning the pages.”—Booklist starred review

“This gripping mystery excels in the portrayal of teenagers’ conflicted inner lives.”—Library Media Connection

“Thoroughly compelling.”—Kirkus Reviews




How awesome is this? I gave Sasha a choice between 3 different guest post idea's and guess what? She did them all! :) Very, very cool. Thank you, Sasha Dawn. 

Do a OBLIVION acronym. Using the first letter of the book title to describe the book. 
Obsessive
Brooding
Lurking
Intrusive
Vexing
Intense
Ominous
Nightmare

Discuss what it takes to make a good thriller novel. Key components.
The most important element to a good thriller is apathy. Readers need to be invested in the main character’s emotions, or they aren’t invested and it won’t work. Another element is the red herring(s), which is essential to potential plot twists. Finally, I try to end every chapter with a question mark. 

Top Ten reasons to read OBLIVION. 
10. For the poetry du jour.

9. The rumors are juicy.

8. Callie might give you an inept tarot card reading…or at least a tour of a mental health facility.

7. Elijah’s a hugger…and a kisser.

6. Everyone loves free therapy. Sit in on Callie’s sessions.

5. Too see what words of wisdom grace Lindsey’s t-shirt today.

4. To hang out at the Vagabond Café. Good music, good food, great view of the harbor.

3. For the walks in the rain with John.

2. How often are you invited into the labyrinth of a graphomaniac’s mind?

1. No matter how challenging your life is, you’ll feel a sense of normality after reading about Callie’s. 







- About The Author: Sasha Dawn -
Sasha Dawn teaches college composition to America’s youth at McHenry County College and the College of Lake County. She’s drawn to suspense, the survival instinct in people, and has a crush on Thomas Jefferson. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.  

-  Follow Sasha on Twitter here.

  






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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paperback Release Book Highlight: IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker + Giveaway!

Hello everyone! *waves*
Today I'm here to share with you all a book highlight to help promote the release of IMPOSTOR now in paperback format. I myself prefer paperback books. I feel they open and move a lot easier. :) For those of you who haven't read Imposter, you really need to and soon. I adored this book and gave it a 5 STARS! Also be sure to enter the giveaway below to win copies of the book! 


Title: Imposter
Author: Susanne Winnacker
Series: Variants #1
Genre: Young Adult, thriller



Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again.

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

"An unpredictable page turner with shades of terror reminiscent of a Stephen King novel."—VOYA

"Fresh and inventive. . . . the strongly-written mystery component takes center stage.“—BCCB

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I went over to the window and pried it open. The frame groaned but with a jerk the window slid up and cool air streamed in. The fresh smell of rain in the night was one of my absolute favorites.
A shadow shifted on the street. I poked my head out. Even in the rain, the hooded stranger waited on the other side, staring at my window. I grabbed my cell phone from the nightstand and the pepper spray from my purse, slipped into my ballet flats and rushed out of the room and down the stairs. Devon appeared in the hall, his eyes bleary. I didn’t stop to explain.
My feet carried me outside where the rain plastered my hair down and soaked through my clothes. The stranger turned the corner as I crossed our front yard.
I pumped my legs. I heard Devon’s steps behind me and his shouts of confusion, but I turned a corner and then another until it appeared that I’d lost him. I stormed into the forest at the edge of our neighborhood, where the stranger had disappeared just moments before.
From up ahead, the sound of twigs breaking kept me on the trail. Devon must have given up or lost sight of me because I didn’t hear him behind me.
Without streetlights, the forest’s darkness was absolute. Rain rattled the leaves, and twigs snapped under my shoes. Shape-shifting while running was difficult and straining, but with Madison’s short legs I’d never catch the guy. Who was he? The killer? And I was alone in a dark forest with him. Maybe not my best plan.
I let the rippling wash over me. Tearing, stretching, twisting, remodeling. My clothes strained and ripped. I stumbled a few times over my lengthening legs but then, with Alec’s body, I gained on the stranger. Wind howled in my ears and for a moment I lost my bearings as he disappeared from view.
Up ahead, something flashed in the blackness like a beacon. He’d turned around to check if I was still following. My breath rasped in my throat as I jumped over a fallen trunk. The forest was cloaked in mist, concealing the outline of the mysterious figure.



About The Author: Susanne Winnacker

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Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, two dogs and two bunnies in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes.






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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Goodreads Shelf Tour: My Hunger and No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones + Giveaway!

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My Hunger and No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones Book Tour

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Today is my stop on the Lisa Renee Jones Book Tour! I am super excited to share with you all about her books, My Hunger and No In Between. I am a HUGE fan of Lisa's books! THEY ARE AWESOME! 
Sit back, relax and enjoy this post. :)




No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #4
Number of pages: 256
Date of Publication: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books 
Genre:  Adult Romance
ISBN:  147677241X
ASIN:  B00H5SDVCO



The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sara's relationship and leads into Mark's story.

"Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava’s accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending."
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 No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out eNovella 3.2
Date of Publication: July 7, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star 
Genre:  Adult Romance
ASIN:  B00GEEB15Y


An Inside Out Novella in Mark's POV

While Chris and Sara have traveled to Paris to avoid the chaos of press and police after the tragic night we’d shared, I have stayed to face the reality of what has happened. But there is no peace to be found in facing the truth, and no truth to be found in the confessions that have been made and retracted. I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. With my club and my relationships of the past in the spotlight, I find sanctuary in the one place I’ve promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.

***Mark and Crystal's story begins in the novella Master Undone.
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About The Author: Lisa Renee Jones
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today and USA Today lists. 

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.
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For this giveaway things are going to be done a little differently. 

This is a Goodreads shelf tour giveaway - the goal is for hosts (that's me!) to get readers (that's you) to add the books to their Goodread’s shelf.

Any blog host that gets My Hunger and/or No In Between on 100 bookshelves will be eligible to win $25 for one of their followers and $25 for themselves. Use the  buttons below to add the books. If you don't use the buttons below the entries will not be counted.

No In Between

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My Hunger (Inside Out, #3.2)




Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Blitz: Devour by Jill Cooper | Excerpt + Giveaway: win a $25 Amazon GC - open INTL!

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Devour by Jill Cooper
Release date: May 26th 2014
Self-published by Author
Paperback, 300 Pages

Genre: Paranormal Romance



Life in Gloucester Massachusetts will never be the same.

Raging storms, fierce winds, shadows shifting in the breeze. Storms are nothing new for the fishing hamlet.

But darkness has come to claim the hearts and minds of those that stand in it too long. When that happens, love will be ripped from man leaving only violence, despair, and gnashing teeth.

Except for two.

Roberta is a single mom, a waitress struggling to get through life after a rocky start tainted by murder and loss. Her heart yearns for Gabriel; a deputy living in the shadow of the chief. He's a battle weary soldier ready to settle down.

When the storm comes, when the murders start, it will be up to them to stop it before darkness isn't just an empty void.

It takes the shape of man, ready to pull you into the sea.
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The door chimed and I glanced over, fluffing my red curls slightly. He was right on time.
With Brooding wide shoulders, Deputy Gabriel Manning could fill out a uniform in all the right places. His hair was sandy brown, and soft like an ocean’s wave.  My heart skipped a beat in the way it had when I knew Gabriel growing up, but what girl hadn’t had a crush on him?
“Deputy.” I said with a smile as I poured a cup of coffee into a Styrofoam cup and attached a lid. “Danish?”
“Not today. I have to watch the calories.” Gabriel smiled and patted his perfectly flat stomach. Perfectly perfect was more like it. On more than one occasion I had imagined him without his shirt. Always made me feel guilty, I wasn’t ready to move on, and he just wasn’t my friend.
He was Rick’s friend too.
That just made it a whole host of complicated and while I knew Gabriel should have been off-limits, nobody told my heart that.
He took the coffee and his fingers swept across mine gently, but I knew he did it on purpose. It made me blush, but my heart sprouted wings.  He had been working up to something for a while, but I never said anything. Always pretended I didn’t notice. My heart shouted at me through a bullhorn to say or do anything, but the guilt stopped me.
Guilt like I was betraying my dead soon-to-be-husband with his closest friend. Meanwhile Rick was somewhere at the bottom of Gloucester Harbor, still never found.




About The Author: Jill Cooper

Find Jill @

Author of the YA Dream Slayer series, Jill loves to blend horror, comedy, the supernatural, and love, through her novels. A fan of genre blending, her work strives to cross boundaries, but most of all strives to entertain.


She loves soft cuddly cats, warm blankets, and paranormal romances. Jill resides in Massachusetts, is constantly renovating her home that she shares with her husband, young daughter, and two skittish cats.




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