Thursday, August 24, 2017

*Nerd* Book Blast: Reunited by Colleen Houck + Giveaway: win SIGNED copies of the entire REAWAKENED series !

Hello everyone and welcome to the NERD BOOK BLAST for 
REUNITED by Colleen Houck!
Today you can learn about Colleen's new book and even enter a giveaway to win a  copy of every book in the Reawakened series!
Enjoy!


REUNITED by Colleen Houck
Series: Reawakened
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399555684
ISBN-13: 978-0399555688


After surviving her otherworldly adventure, Lily wakes up on her nana’s farm having forgotten everything. Her sun prince, her travels to Egypt, and her journey to the Afterlife are all distant memories.

But Lily is not the girl she once was. Her body is now part human, part lion, and part fairy. And if that isn’t bad enough, she must now harness this power of three and become Wasret: a goddess destined to defeat the evil god Seth once and for all.

With the help of her old friend Dr. Hassan, Lily departs on her final voyage through the cosmos and across the plains of Egypt. On the journey, she will transform into the being she is destined to become.

Reunited is the heart-pounding conclusion to the Reawakened series. 

It is time for Lily to find her sunset.

Praise for REAWAKENED Series

"[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews

"Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ

"Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series."—Booklist

"Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged."—VOYA

"The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence."—Kirkus Reviews

“Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News

"A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in the series




There’s no help for one such as meMy nature makes me what I amAnd what I am, is hungry. His eyes changed. The very countenance of his face blackened even darker than his shiny skin.

Come to me, young one, he said silkily, his voice making all the noise of the ship and the churning water around me disappear. You are the tincture that will soothe my parched throatCome into my mouth and I will cover you like a storm covers the seaYou will drown in me but it will be a peaceful death, like lying on a carpet of moss as the pale moonbeams slowly drain the life from your body.

 I obeyed. I climbed up onto the mossy hill and lay down, cushioning my head on the spongy bed. It was peaceful. The voice was right. This was my path, my purpose. My body would feed the hunger of the cosmos. There was a horrible sting, a pressure on my leg. But soon I forgot about it and rested again. My mouth tasted funny, like I’d bitten into a rotten peach. The bitter, swollen taste turned into a burning that licked my veins with fire. I whimpered.

Then a great explosion rocked me violently from my bed. It was dark. Just a strip of light at the base of the door. My leg was pinned to the bed and it hurt, badly. Suddenly, the door flew open but it opened the wrong way. The thing poking my leg wrenched away and I realized exactly where I was. In the mouth of the snake.

Copyright © 2017 by Colleen


New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

NEW + REDONE Cover Reveals: The Temptation Series by Karen Ann Hopkins

Hello everyone! 
From time to time a book or series will get a complete book cover overhaul, which often happens after the book(s) have been out for a while. Wherever to give the book a new look to increase sales or just a fresh re-beginning most times we as readers either love the new covers or aren't a fan and prefer the old ones. 

Today I will be sharing a brand new cover(s) reveal for one of my favorite book series, TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins! She's also one of my favorite authors too, just putting that out there, again. ;)

I absolutely adore the new covers and I hope you all do too!  So let's get started...

Book #1, Temptation
Here's the old cover. 

and here is the new one!
Wow, look at the difference! While the original cover is very pretty this new one is simply gorgeous!
The colors remind me of a sunset. The font used and placement is eye catching and beautifully done. 
I love the Amish horse and buggy in the foreground and the image of the girl portraying Rose is spot on! Just an outstanding job all around. 

Book #2, Belonging
Here's the old cover. 

and here is the new one!
The original cover for Belonging was actually my favorite one in the series. To be completely honest I like it better than the new cover. Although I will say the new one is quite beautiful. I love the golden colors used and again the use of the buggy in the foreground gives the book a more Amish feel, which helps new buyers know the book is an Amish novel simply by the cover. 

Book #3, Forever 
Here's the old cover. 

and here is the new one!
Oh my goodness! 
Now THIS is a perfect cover! I have mad love for Forever's new cover! It's breathtaking! 
It features my favorite colors, blue and purple. You can see the horse pulling the buggy in this one and my favorite part is the snowy blizzard in the background. Again the girl portraying Rose on the cover is beautiful and elegant. There is nothing about this new cover I dislike, not one darn thing! It's easily my favorite the bunch. 


Book #4, Rachel's Deception cover will be posted tomorrow. 
So be sure to come back to this post of see it!


The artist behind these new covers is Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings Design Studio!
The series will be re-released with these new covers in late August! I will be announcing the official date on my blog coming soon...


In the meantime, if you have never heard of the series or have but have yet to read the books I welcome you to check out my review for Temptation, Belonging and Forever


So I ask you all, what cover do you love the most? What are your thoughts on the new cover re-design? Do you prefer the new ones or the old? Leave me a comment and let me know. 


 To learn more about the author, Karen Ann Hopkins look below.



Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse's name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen's steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity's Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War, and the continuation of the Temptation series. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible.

"I loved joining Rose and Noah during their journey in the Temptation series by Karen Hopkins."-Katie McGarry, acclaimed YA author

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