lunedì 26 settembre 2016

New Releases, Free & Bargain Books #22


Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
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(any genre except erotica welcome)

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 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
Tuesday
It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
Wednesday
Beck Valley BooksA Library of Reviews | Cinnamon Hollow Reviews
Thursday
Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook
Friday
Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance | Mother Distracted | Colorimetry | The Ultimate Fan Blog
Saturday
Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie's Angle I Creat Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings
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giovedì 22 settembre 2016

Review & Giveaway:Sonar the Surge by B. Truly


Sonar the Surge
by B. Truly

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GENRE:  New Adult Sci fi Romance

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BLURB:

Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been.

Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

Symone’s family, Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing.
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My Review:

It 's a sci-fi really intriguing, different from other books of this genre that I have read. There's action, war  but also romance, family, loyalty.
While in the galaxy is still ongoing the war, Symone must try to understand her heart. She's very attracted by Nile, he's not so arrogant as she thought, he even has risked his life for her. But she still thinks of her lost love. Will she let herself  go?
All of the characters are very likeable and the various love stories are very sweet and romantic.
It's the third and final book in the series, can be read as stand alone but for a more engaging reading I recommend reading the series in order to be able to see the characters grow
The plot is very original, complex, well-developed and flowes very well, is really an easy read. Excellent idea of telling the story alternating the point of view of all the female characters.
For those who love to discover other worlds and alien races this is a great read.



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EXCERPT:

Chapter 8

* * * Symone * * *

    
I got my wish over the next few weeks. I spent a ton of time with sweet Nile. His excuse was that I was his new apprentice in regard to ships. He didn’t need a reason, but I was glad we had one. It made it easier for us to pretend … for me, anyway.

Late one evening, Nile and I were in his bedroom. He shut his computer down. Then came over and sat next to me on the sofa in his sitting area. As he did, a pillow fell on the floor. He leaned down to pick it up, and grazed my side on his way up. I giggled. His hazels grew mischievous.

“You’re ticklish?”

“Very.”

Nile reached over to graze my side again. I giggled more. “Your laugh is adorable.”

I leaned back, putting my arms up in self-defense. “You wouldn’t.”

He beamed. “Oh, yeah, I would.” He attacked, using both hands to tickle me silly. I fell on my back, kicking, unable to defend myself. He was so much bigger than me. I went into hysterics. I hadn’t been tickled like this since I was a child. He pinned me down and continued to torture me.

“Nile … please … stop!” He finally did and had somehow ended up between my legs. His mouth parted. I tried to play it off. “Why are you looking at me like that?”

“I can’t help it. You’re so gorgeous.”

We leaned toward each other at the same time, our lips locked. Since our first flight training, we had only shared timid, quick kisses. But this kiss was explosive. I moaned as he entangled his hands in my hair. Having a dress on was dangerous territory. As he lowered himself on top of me, it rose to my hips. Nile groaned as I gripped his bottom tighter. It only egged him on. He began to move slowly in between my legs. I gasped because I could feel all of him moving against me. Nile glided his tongue across my neck. I jerked as sensations flared through me. Was I really ready to cross this line? At this rate, it wouldn’t be long before my train of thought vanished. And I wouldn’t be able to stop. I had been intimate before. But I wanted the next man I slept with to be the one I would marry. Fate was so cruel. I’d been with the man I thought I would marry, only to lose him. I didn’t think I could open my heart again so life could crush it with despair. The realization that I could lose Nile made my chest
tighten. I froze. He pulled back.

“Symone, what’s wrong?”

I could only imagine the expression of horror on my face. I bit my lip. We both sat up as I pulled my dress down.

“I’m sorry if I moved too fast.”

“No, it’s not that.”

He rubbed my cheek and forced me to look at him. “Tell me, please?”

“It’s just that…” I broke from his grasp and shook my head. How did I tell him I seemed to lose everyone I cared about? I was cursed, because my loved ones were hurt or killed when they were with me.

Nile sighed. “Is this about your ex-suitor, your feelings toward him?”

“It’s about him in a sense.”

“What does that mean?” He balled his hands into fists.

“I will always care about him.”

Nile’s nostrils flared and he turned away. “Why did you kiss me back the first time? Why do you continue to spend time with me?”





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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
    
In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

The author will be awarding a Sonar The Surge E-book and Sonar Book mark, Sonar Pen, & Sonar The Surge Magnet to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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mercoledì 21 settembre 2016

Cover Reveal: The Life Group by Maura Jortner

Book Blast & Giveaway: The Truth She Knew by J.A. Owenby


The Truth She Knew
by J.A. Owenby

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GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary Fiction

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Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.

For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love.

But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair.

Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.

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EXCERPT:



I took my seat belt off and turned to face him. His blue eyes captivated me. I could lose myself in them forever and never care. A soft patch of hair shadowed his upper lip. My gaze lingered as I wondered what his lips would feel like against mine.

“What are you thinking?” he asked and trailed his finger lightly across my cheek.

I blushed and silently cursed my pale skin as I reached for his hand. His fingers intertwined with mine. They were strong, rough, and soft all at the same time.

“I’m not good for you, Walker.” I glanced down, embarrassed that those words had slipped out of my mouth. No way had I intended to say anything like that, but my mouth had a mind of its own. My plan had included ending the night with a thank-you and letting Walker go, but instead, it was turning into a tug-of-war between my heart and my brain.

“Lacey, I highly doubt that,” he replied and squeezed my hand.

“How would you know? We just met.” I dared to glance at him. If he knew what I meant he would kick me out of his car right then, leave, and never look back.

Walker leaned his head against his seat as he ran his free hand through his hair. His eyes settled on my face.

“If we date, you’re going to hear things about me and my ex-girlfriend. You and I share some mutual friends and enemies.”
   

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

J.A. Owenby lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

She's a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her second full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach—she helps people find jobs they love.


J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace.
You can follow the progress of her upcoming novel on Facebook at Author J.A. Owenby and on Twitter @jaowenby.
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martedì 20 settembre 2016

Review & Giveaway: A Cunning Plan by Astrid Arditi


A Cunning Plan
by Astrid Arditi

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GENRE: Romantic suspense

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Determined to put her family back together, Sloane Harper stalks her ex husband and his annoyingly stunning mistress, Kate Stappleton. But she’s not the only one.
Handsome IRS agent Ethan Cunning is surveying Kate too, but for entirely different reasons. He is attempting to nail Kate’s playboy boss.
Ethan and Sloane decide to help each other, which sends Sloane’s wobbly life spinning out of control. She’ll have to face danger, humiliation, and – scariest of all – the dating scene, to lure her daughters’ father home.
Losing control was the best thing to happen to Sloane…until it turned lethal.

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My Review:

Great debut for this author, this romance is funny, full of humor and with a little of action and espionage.
Sloane doesn't accept the end of her marriage: Tom was a good husband, they have two wonderful daughters and can't finish because of a woman, Kate. To recover her husband she decides to stalkerare Kate making true stakeouts under her house. But Kate is also spied by IRS agent Ethan Cunning: he actually wants to fit her boss, Gabriel. Ethan and Sloane agree to work together to get both what they want but can be very dangerous.
I liked Sloane, she wants her perfect family and is willing to do anything to get it back. Ethan is really sexy and charming, hard to resist him. I also loved Claudia, her looking Au Pair Polish. Their stalking are truly exhilarating.
This novel is brilliant, well-written, a perfect mix of mystery and chick lit. A quick fast-paced read that keeps you enthralled and engrossed throughout the book.
I can't wait to read the sequel
If you are looking for a fun, easy read romantic mystery, I would recommend this book.




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EXCERPT:



The reality of the situation was slowly creeping up on me. A stranger was inside my car. I inched toward the door handle, knowing my best solution would be to escape. My only knowledge of martial arts came from watching The Karate Kid. I harbored a strong suspicion it wouldn’t help much. I would probably hurt myself if I tried to pull off a crane move. Shoving all movie references away from my overwrought brain, I wondered what was wrong with me?

A burning sensation in my lungs reminded me to breathe. I gulped as much air as I could, getting ready to scream for help. All the while, I kept my eyes trained on him, trying to conjure a reassuring expression that wouldn’t set him off. Would I make it out of the door if he lunged toward me? Doubtful. Although he lounged back in the seat casually, I could feel the tension in his lean body, a panther ready to pounce on his prey.

I focused on his face, hoping to decipher his intentions. Besides his brown eyes that had lost their humor, the intruder had light chestnut hair clipped short, a nose that must have been straight once, and a square jaw sporting a five o’clock shadow.

At last, my hand connected with the metal handle and I tensed, ready to spring the hell out of here. Let him have the car, I just wanted out.

His hand shot in my direction, but he stopped it right before it touched my arm.

   

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Astrid Arditi was born from a French father and Swedish mother. She lived in Paris and Rome before moving to London with her husband and daughter back in 2013.
After dabbling in journalism, interning at Glamour magazine, and teaching kindergarten, Arditi returned to her first love: writing.
She now splits her time between raising her kids (a brand new baby boy just joined the family) and making up stories.
A Cunning Plan is Arditi's first published work.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Astrid Arditi will be awarding a Kindle Fire (International) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Release Blitz: Binding Contracts by Holly Barbo

BINDING CONTRACTS
Quick Reads Book 5

by Holly Barbo

lunedì 19 settembre 2016

Book Blast & Giveaway: The Fiduciary Delusion by John Molik


The Fiduciary Delusion
by John Molik

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GENRE: Thriller (conspiracy)

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BLURB:

An unambitious young man finally finds himself, only to nearly lose everything in an apparent web of international economic terrorism and intrigue. But, as his world begins to unravel, has he become genuinely delusional? Or is he really on to one of the most dangerous global conspiracies of all time? Against all odds, only love and a true friend's faith can save both him and the world as we know it from the abusive power of evil.

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EXCERPT:


'Reynolds? Of MI6?' shouted Marshall Rand, the Inspector General of the US Treasury.

'Yes, agent Patel has confirmed this with that reception desk employee at the hotel

where the memory stick was dropped,' replied Arun Marwah, Director of the India Intelligence Bureau.

Marshall Rand squinted.  'And this employee?  He can swear that he can identify him as the man who actually dropped the flash drive?'

'That is correct, sir.'

Marshall squirmed and mumbled a few things then quickly, but politely, ended the phone call.

Standing up, he put his hands on his hips, walked over to the window and stared down at the mass in motion filled with cars, trucks, and taxis, all crawling along the avenue below the banks, hedge fund hyenas, fancy restaurants, and big office towers.  Above, he could hear the sound of a commercial airliner departing Washington's National airport to the Northeast.  A city humming, entirely greased by cash, credit, money, moolah all created out of thin air by a cartel running the world's private banking operations.  Those that bank on that sexy fiat drug, that fiduciary smack attack that greases the invisible hand, are depending on just one thing, its continual unending supply and endless promise.  Any rapid withdrawal of the punch bowl, and the party's over.  The hooked speculators, opportunists, horders, spenders, trickle downers, everyone in the system, look up to us, all strung out and begging for a chance for a seat, any seat, at the global banquet. But, what happens when it's over?  He began to swea
t just thinking about how all civilizations must inevitably go through this when he suddenly noticed the deciduous trees along the park that stood there resolute, having had lost most of their leaves.  Quickly glimpsing the street lights changing from green to yellow to red, he lost himself in his thoughts.  It's a cycle, a historical cycle that not one civilization or empire has ever been able to avoid.  It starts with the warrior stage, heroism, honor.  Next comes the intellectual phase with its laws, order,

justice, art, music, and entertainment.  Society, now cocooned, is able to flourish.  Then, comes the Merchant phase with its rapid wealth distribution, free trade, increases in standards of living, and the development of modern conveniences.  Oligarchs form to control resources, then begin warring.  Greed, selfishness, and avarice marks the end of the stage.  My job, my sole purpose, is to protect the

Intellectual phase and to keep it running, but this noble pursuit has been exposed by history as being inevitably futile.  It's as if there is an inner knowing deep seated in the human mind that senses what comes next.  Chaos.  The final stage of outright theft, civil unrest, and collapse.  All that was built up, falls.  The thieves, these naked emperors, who connived, pillaged and lied to the population are hunted

down and destroyed.  A power vacuum is formed and once again, the warriors assert themselves.  The cycle begins again.

Rand shook his head, then walked back to his desk and pulled up his secured Adobe Connect entering a password.  An entry popped up: London. Private. He clicked on it.

'Sir, I am so sorry to bother you,' started Rand, 'but something serious has come up.'

'Yes, well what is it then?' replied the man with disinterest.  He had a voice and accent much like John Major, the former British Prime Minister.

'I'm sure Eckhart has informed you on what the agency had uncovered in India.'

Silence.

'Well, unfortunately, it goes deeper.” He hesitated. “Much deeper than we ever imagined.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

John grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. Degree in Economics and has worked in numerous corporate finance and project management jobs in the consumer electronics and IT industries. In 1990, after taking an extended backpacking trip of the South Pacific before attending graduate school, he met his would be wife and in 1991 was married. They settled back in Irvine and South Orange County area of California. In 2003, he and his family (now with two kids in tow) relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand.

John's interest in writing began when he was a student at UC Davis, having worked as a Feature Writer for the California Aggie Newspaper. Possessing the desire to write again, and with a bucket list goal of eventually trying his hand at thriller novels, he took the plunge, and in 2014, began writing his first novel, The Fiduciary Delusion. John's interests also include: science, existential philosophy, health, and both western and eastern holistic medicine. John also plays guitar, piano, sings and writes music. In addition, John is an admitted “gym rat” and can be regularly found lifting weights, trudging up hills, sea kayaking, and getting out and about enjoying the beautiful wild outdoors.

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