martedì 30 dicembre 2014

#COYER: New Year’s Read-A-Thon 1/1/15 – 1/4/15

This is the first read-a-thon of Winter Coyer

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You can participate, whether you’re a COYER participant or not. The Read-a-thon will run from 12 AM Thursday, January 1 2015 – 11:59 PM Sunday January 4 2015.

New Year’s Read-a-thon Rules

  1. All books must meet the COYER Price Guidelines (so Free/Nearly Free, eBook or Audiobook)
  2. It’s a new year, so read an author, narrator, or series that’s new-to-you.
  3. Sign-up on the linky below by 11:59 PM December 31st. No link required, just give us your name so we know you’re joining in.
  4. Sometime between now and 11:59 PM December 31st, post on your blog, twitter, FB, Google+, Booklikes (you get the idea… somewhere!) that you’re participating. That’s the link you’ll need for the Rafflecopter
  5. Have Fun!
Come join us!


Release Blitz: Served Hot



Served Hot 
Series: Best Revenge #2
by: Marie Harte
Publisher: Samhain 
Cover Designer: Angelique Anderson
Genre: Contemporary/Erotica

Synopsis

One little lie, one huge grudge, and one picture-perfect plan for revenge… Best Revenge, Book 2

Blackmailed into a prom date by the cute but geeky Dexter Black twelve years ago, Maya Werner shocked herself by having a good time. For a strong-willed, hot-tempered artist who’s used to having the upper hand, that’s never sat well with her.

At weekly wine night with her friends, Maya finds herself pledging to get revenge on the men who’ve done her wrong—starting with Dex. Except the Marine Corps transformed the nerd into a hot, sexy guy with the audacity to blackmail her again. This time into a few dates.

Dex is back in town with one goal in mind: to win the girl of his dreams. But he knows how she operates. His strategy? Keep her off balance by running hot and cold until she melts into the passion between them.

When a misunderstanding stokes old hurts, Maya backs away when she should stand her ground. But Dex has a contingency plan: pour on the charm with both barrels, until he has his own form of revenge—loving Maya, forever.

Warning: Blackmailing a stubborn, hot-tempered artist into bed, and an ex-Marine who has a penchant for taking pictures. Yeah, those kinds of pictures.

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About the Author

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. 
Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. 
Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.

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martedì 23 dicembre 2014

Book Blast: A City Full of Santos

A City Full of Santas

A City Full of Santas

Ranked as #1 BestSeller on Amazon India This Christmas is special; really special for Santa. Read this lovely Christmas tale that would re-define the meaning of Christmas. A must read for everyone. Just like Pooja's other books, this book brings love, warmth, and a special message. A story that parents would love to read to their children.


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Author Pooja Sardana Pooja Sardana, is a mother, a teacher, an illustrator, an author, a visionary and the co-founder of PictureBookTree. Her books and her initiative - PictureBookTree have been widely covered in Indian media and abroad. Titled as one of the Unsung Hero in 'Saga of the Unsung Heroes of India" , she continues to touch lives of many through her books and her work. Her picture books for children can be availed free of cost by NGOs or individuals working with Under-privileged children. If you work with under-privileged children, you can drop an email at Picturebooktree (AT) GMAIL (DOT) COM to receive your free copy.

Praise for the Book

 "Such a lovely story that brings back the meaning of Christmas, one that many will want to read." "Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this story to their children. The children will be full of questions and want to discuss Santa's surprise." "Artwork "pops" off the pages pleasantly and storyline has a great message. A fine addition to any Christmas collection and it is a children's book that I would recommend!"


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lunedì 22 dicembre 2014

Let’s Do This! Winter 2014-2105 COYER


Winter 2014-2015 COYER will run Saturday, December 20th 2014 to Friday, March 6th 2015. Signups are open from mid-November through Sunday, January 25th. The reading challenge is hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading.

The Rules


  • Read Your E-Reads! Every book you read must be in an electronic format – meaning E-Book or Audiobook. It’s okay to start a book before December 20th, but for it to count you must finish & review it during COYER. 
  • The books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes library books, review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? Since it was brought to our attention that books cost different depending on your market, here’s the maximum price in the main markets. Also, since audiobooks are considerably expensive generally, we’re looking at the average price for an audiobook purchased with an Audible Credit.
  • Review & Link Reviews! Your review may be on your blog, Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc. Link the review to the Review Linky (we will share this December 20th). We will randomly pick TWO review links to win a $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. All links must be entered by March 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Visit Each Other, Chat & Have Fun!
  • My Goals


    • Read & review at least 20 books – that would be two books a week!
    • Visit and comment on at least 5 reviews from the linky a week
    • I want to partecipate in all five of the read-a-thons (they all sound very fun) 
    • Participate in at least one twitter party
    • I hope to meet and connect with new blogs and bloggers
    • Participate in the Facebook group
    • Do at least 1 mini-challenge
    • I plan to post a list of books which I may read when the challenge begins
    • Have fun


    venerdì 19 dicembre 2014

    Review: Book, Blogs & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom

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     Books, Blogs, & Reality
    Publication Date: October 24, 2014 

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    Synopsis:

    Life can suck…
    When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic. Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors. Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t. Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels. Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?

    My review

    It 's a quick and fun read to read for anyone who has a blog where talks mostly of books.
    The protagonists are four twentysomethings very different from each other: they all have a blog where review their favorite romance and often find themselves in chat to talk about books but also their real problems. Lizzie is an English girl who got married very young and has a 2 year old child Her marriage is in crisis, afraid that her husband has another and no longer safe to love him. Jess instead fell in love with the wrong guy, the classic asshole. She thinks that she is like the protagonist of novels she reads: the right girl that changes the heartthrob.  Rachael wants to increase passion with boyfriend Kevin experiencing pushed sex that reads in her books but soon she will realize the difference between fiction novels and reality. Brooke has a new job and falls in love with her boss: it is a love story difficult but he will not have the courage to fight for their love.
    The narrative alternates chat among girls and the story of their real life, alternating in each chapter the story of one of the girls.
    It 's a romantic novel, sexy, with some twists and fun. 

                                                                            ****

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    About the Author

    Ryan Ringbloom
    Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.
    Feel free to contact her, she would love it!

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    giovedì 18 dicembre 2014

    Review Seducting the Ruthless Rogue by Tammy Jo Burns

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    Seducing the Ruthless Rogue
    Publication Date: October 19, 2014 
    Also in this series: Taming the Wicked Wulfe 
    Genres: Historical, Romance 

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    Synopsis:

    As Director of The War Office, Stuart McKenzie, has proven himself capable of making difficult decisions in times of crisis and keeping government secrets safe. When he walks in on someone ransacking his study he quickly moves to apprehend them, only to be tossed on his back as the burglar escapes into the night. Cassie’s father has become a pawn in the fight against Napoleon. When the enemy kidnaps him, she will do anything it takes to get him back – including stealing government secrets from Stuart McKenzie, the Director of the War Office. When Cassie is caught, she reluctantly agrees to Mack’s assistance as there is something far more sinister going on. As Mack embarks on his mission, he will find that enemies are often closer than one would think and that sometimes your ally will come in the least likely form. When passion erupts between Mack and Cassie, they find their lives forever altered. But just as they believe their lives to be free of danger, a new threat is lurking about, promising to rip their happiness away from them. Will they be able to trust each other enough to defeat this new threat, or will they be torn apart for all eternity?

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    My Review

    It's the second book in the series, but may well be read as a stand alone
    It 's a good historical novel, full of mystery, romance, humor and adventure. It's compelling and addictive, you can not put it down until it is finished.
    Mack and Cassie are two very strong: she is a girl determined intelligent and rebellious, he is the classic hero, able to solve any problem.
    Cassie's father is an inventor and to save his life Mack, Director of the Ministry of War has hidden. Cassie seeking the father and will not give respite to Mack until it has obtained what she wants. Between the two will alternate moments of love and moments of hatred but the chemistry between them is wonderful.
    To read for those who love historical romance romantic 

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    Interview

    1.Where are you from? 

    I was born in the Panhandle of Texas and moved to North Texas 15 years ago.  I live in the picturesque community of Granbury that sprang up along the Brazos River with a square built around the courthouse.  

    2. What do you love most about writing?

     I love being able to bring two people together despite their adversities so that they live happily ever after.

    3. Who or what influences your writing?

     My mother is also a writer and I grew up watching her write, but it was truly when I was in college that I got my first idea for a book.  I love taking events that happened in history and incorporating them into my stories.  To me, it makes them seem more alive.

    4. Do you have a favourite book or author? 

    My all time favorite book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  In one book, she managed to get so many elements into it.  My favorite part is when Professor Bhaer professes his love to Jo under the umbrella.  *sigh*  I am also a huge fan of Diana Palmer, Amanda Quick, Johanna Lindsey, and Jennifer Ashley.

    5. Can you tell us what you are working on next?

      I am currently working on the third book of The Rogue Agents trilogy.  This is the story of Liam and Megan.  Liam has been presumed dead for the last several years and Megan was forced to move on with her life.  Now they find themselves back in one another’s lives, yet they are each untrusting of one another and the people they have become.  Both have past issues they are having to face, and of course, in the process there is a threat to them and their future.

    About the Author

    Tammy Jo Burns

    From a young age I could always be found carrying around books to read while watching my grandmother's soap operas with her. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on and even made up skits and stories for my friends and me to act out. Once I outgrew the children's and YA books, my mom introduced me to an entirely new world - contemporary romance. Upon discovering I had a love for history I began devouring historical romances. One day, sitting in a college British History class, something the professor said made me think, I wonder. I quickly called mom (also a writer) and ran the idea by her. After being told, "Of course you can do it, you're my daughter," the rest, as they say, is history. I currently share my love of reading with the next generation as a high school librarian, and share my personal life with my demanding dog trapped in a cat's body, Ajax.


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    mercoledì 17 dicembre 2014

    Book Blitz: Savaged by Shay Savage



    Synopsis

    Four tales never before published by USA Today bestselling author Shay Savage. An executive in need of some temporary release. A Dom looking to cleanse his soul. A twisted college encounter. A PA and a terrorist’s unlikely meeting during an office building takeover. Four alpha males just waiting to fulfill your fantasies in these hot short stories. Are you ready to be Savaged? Includes:  Same Time Tomorrow: Executive Julian Reddick is tired of his brand of hand lotion but doesn’t have time to date. What’s the solution? Call in a “nooner” from a high-class company of ill-repute. Valerie Woods is exactly the distraction he needs. Cleansing Bonds: A Dom who had hurt the one he loved and an abused sub looking for release. Both are sure they will never be able to find what they need, but they find healing with each other. Encounter: On a weekend night near campus, a college girl walks home alone from the local bar. Who is watching her from the shadows, waiting to take advantage of the situation? Want No More: Olivia’s new job takes an unexpected turn when terrorists take over her office building. Olivia is taken hostage, but Adam, the sexy head henchman, seems to be exactly what Olivia desires. BONUS STORY  What I Want (Want No More from Adam’s POV): Adam Lebourn’s life for the past three years has lead up to this point, but to exact his revenge on the man who ruined his life, he is going to have to rely on a decent amount of luck. He never expected his good luck charm to appear in the form of a beautiful, submissive PA.

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    Meet the Author

    Shay_SavageAlways looking for a storyline and characters who fall outside the norm, Shay Savage’s tales have a habit of evoking some extreme emotions from fans. She prides herself on plots that are unpredictable and loves to hear it when a story doesn’t take the path assumed by her readers. With a strong interest in psychology, Shay loves to delve into the dark recesses of her character’s brains–and there is definitely some darkness to be found! Though the journey is often bumpy, if you can hang on long enough you won’t regret the ride. You may not always like the characters or the things they do, but you'll certainly understand them.
    Shay Savage lives in Ohio with her husband and two children. She’s an avid soccer fan, loves vacationing near the ocean, enjoys science fiction in all forms, and absolutely adores all of the encouragement she has received from those who have enjoyed her work.
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    Cover Unveil: Hunter & Prey by Kira Barker

    Hunter & Prey
    Hunter & Prey Series
    by Kira Barker
    Publication Date: December 20, 2014
    Genre: Horror/Thriller, Erotica
    Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

    Synopsis

    Penelope Thompson loves her life. She has everything she wants. With her beauty, charm, and intelligence, she is at the top of her game and is one of the most sought after escorts at her company. She chooses her clients carefully and provides them with much more than just a great time between the sheets. Yet now at the age of 33, she is questioning just how much longer she has in the business. Life might be great, but sometimes it gets lonely to only ever be what others want to see in her, without true intimacy.
    Darren Hunter has made a killing by being one of the best lawyers in Chicago. Renowned for winning any case, he has built up quite the reputation. He has a new beautiful woman attached to his arm every few months and is what every guy desires to be: wealthy, intelligent, successful, and has the looks that kill. 
    It is now time for Darren to choose his new "flavor of the season" and it seems as if Penelope has caught his eye. As things heat up between them, Penelope starts to feel as if life is turning into a fairy tale—if not for the fact that one by one, evidence is mounting up that the elusive Mr. Hunter has his own skeletons in the closet. Will his past come to catch up with her? And why do all the women in his life suddenly disappear?
    ***This is a dark thriller, rated M and recommended for 18+***

    About the Author

    Kira Barker has always enjoyed telling stories. It has kept her sane through high school and college, and has become a true passion since. A geek gamer girl herself, she feels at home reading sci-fi and fantasy as much as writing romance. She likes her plots gritty, her smut realistic, and doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty when it comes to research. When she’s not writing, she loves annoying her cats or cruising country roads on her motorcycle.
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    martedì 16 dicembre 2014

    Review & Giveaway: Cranberry Bluff by Debora Garner

    Cranberry Bluff



    Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner

    Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda. Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?



    Excerpt


    Sadie Kramer was the next to arrive, bustling through the entrance thirty minutes later. A plump woman in her mid-sixties, she wore a floral dress in fuchsia tones that clashed violently with her red, bouffant hair. Knitting needles stuck out of an oversized tote bag that hung from her left arm. A bit of yarn drizzled alongside. In contrast to the first guest, Sadie was outgoing and friendly, fawning over the inn’s décor. She complimented Molly on everything from the vase of fresh snapdragons on the registration table to the soft jazz that flowed from overhead speakers. She wasted no time scurrying to the appetizer table, demonstrating uncanny dexterity as she wedged a Brie-covered cracker between her lips while pouring a glass of wine.
    Had Molly been able to hear the effervescent personality in Sadie’s voice on the phone, she might have put her in a more flamboyant room – the Tulip Room, for example, with its multi-colored throw pillows or the Bistro Room, with its wine-labeled wallpaper. But a last-minute switch would be difficult. The Battenberg Room would have to do, white lace and all.
    “I love every inch of this place!” Sadie exclaimed. Her tote bag smacked the cheese and cracker tray as she twirled around, causing her knitting needles to click together. “Are there other guests staying here tonight?”
    “Yes, a few,” Molly said, reaching out to catch a wine glass that Sadie’s elbow had nudged. She placed it back on the table. “Let me set the tote bag aside for you.”
    “No, dear, that won’t be necessary.” Sadie pulled the bag in closer to her side as she reached for another cracker. “I’ll just have a couple more bites and then settle in for the evening.” She flashed a bright smile at Molly.
    Sadie embraced the Battenberg room eagerly; she gushed over its details with enthusiasm that equaled what she’d exhibited in the parlor. “What lovely trinkets! What sweet doilies! What an adorable miniature tea set!” The woman patted the quilted bedding with one hand, nodding in approval. Molly watched the wine sway in the glass Sadie still clutched in her other hand. Sadie poked her head in the bathroom and popped back out. “I love that claw foot tub! And who would have thought to put teapots on a shower curtain? It’s delightful!
    Leaving the exuberant woman to get settled, Molly returned to the kitchen. She dumped the coffee in the sink and poured herself a glass of wine. It was going to be a long evening.


    My review

    I decided to read this book attracted by the cover, when I read that it was a cozy mystery I could not wait to start it. I had never read any book like cozy mystery up in March and since then I have really fallen in love with this genre. It's  a book fun and exciting, full of twists, red herrings and good recipes.
    After being accidentally involved and accused of a robbery, Molly decides to leave Florida and moving to California, in Cranberry Cove. Here she inherited from her aunt a bed and breakfast and has great fun in welcoming and pamper its guests with the help of her aunt's recipe book. When she thinks that the past is now behind begins to receive strange letters and her current guests will reveal not just what they say they are. There are the Jensen from Boston who are a couple on their honeymoon, then there is Mr. Miller a salesman from Bakersfield, the old Sadie Kramer and the mysterious and fascinating Bryce
    It 'swritten really good, the characters are realistic and believable, and the mystery is really intriguing and compelling. I can not wait to read the second book in the series.
      Very nice idea to put the recipes at the end of the book.



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    Author Deborah Garner

     Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.



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    Spotlight: Peanut Butter Principles


    Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids
    By- Eric Franklin

    In “Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids”, entrepreneur, speaker, author, management consultant and parent Eric Franklin has assembled a wealth of wisdom that has stuck with him like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth. One by one, you can serve up spoonfuls of Peanut Butter Principles to the youth in your life and make a profound impact to help them grow into confident, intelligent, and successful adults and leaders who make good choices, build healthy relationships, and cultivate another generation of leaders.

    Book Blitz: Tears for a World by Alexander Fernandez

    Tears for a world

    Tear for a World
    by Alexander Fernandez

    The holy artifact bonded around Marisylia Malludar's neck gives her incredible physical and magical powers—at a price. The bloody piece of vein is consuming Marisylia's body inch by inch, her skeletal hands and feet only the beginning of a slow death. A cruel sorceress and her assassins are on the hunt for Marisylia to steal the artifact. Religious fanatics, volatile and unstable in their blind faith, also seek her to exploit the vein’s most dangerous purpose—liberating the erratic Creator of the World, Lysielle, from her 1,000 year incarceration. With the vein the key to Lysielle’s freedom, Marisylia must use her abilities to survive long enough to find Lysielle first. Then her most grim challenge awaits—deciding if the Creator has truly repented for attempting to destroy all life. To achieve global peace, Marisylia must discover faith in the unpredictable Lysielle or rely on her own instincts to set the world’s fate.

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    Marisylia blinked and rubbed milk out of her eyes, but the mob wasn’t finished. A stiff hand shoved her from behind and she stumbled against the table. Unfinished slices of pie and rolls of bread pelted her. With nowhere to hide, she dove into the horde and tried to shove her way out. Most of the people only yelled insults as they let her pass. Others bumped her roughly with their shoulders, tried to trip her, or pushed her around so she bounced back and forth between pairs of hands. One woman caught Marisylia and carefully steadied her. She peered into the woman’s eyes, one friendly person amid the riled swarm. The lady smiled softly, then suddenly spit into Marisylia’s face. When the saliva splattered her cheek, Marisylia stopped caring why the citizens acted like this. Whether due to fear of the religious power, worry that it would infest Three Fingers, or simply senseless anger, none of it mattered anymore since the time to quit had arrived. All of her determination to succeed had been ripped to shreds by the crowd. Each hand that shoved, every object that struck, drained her enthusiasm. Her devotion to the religion had drowned in the woman’s spit. It was all too much. Marisylia didn’t have Milick’s iron skin or Shri Lilyn’s boldness. She had nothing, only the desire to run away and forget everything. Praise: "This is a fantastic story, and the various characters will blow you away. It's one of the best reads I've had in a long while." ~ Author Trana M. Simmons  

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    Author Alexander Fernandez 

    Alexander Fernandez was born in Santa Monica, CA and grew up in Rancho Cucamonga. Currently serving over 20 years in the United States Air Force, he lives with his wife Helem in Rocklin, CA. Alex has been writing fantasy stories since early childhood for both school and for pleasure. He hopes to make a lasting emotional impact in his readers. He thrives in the exhilaration of creating memorable characters and adventures that become a part of the reader’s life.


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    giovedì 11 dicembre 2014

    Review & Giveaway: Unintentional by MK Harkins



    Unintentional - Book Two in the Intentional Series
    by MK Harkins

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    Cade, the gorgeous song man, has every reason to steer clear of commitment and train his soulful eyes, killer dimples, and sexy voice on every beauty swaying to his band. So why is it that he finds himself truly, deeply and unintentionally, fixed on the one woman who is not so easily swept away?

    The sequel to Intentional, the debut romantic novel by MK Harkins, Unintentional is the heart-racing new work that follows the tangled thread of Cade in the aftermath of his heartbreak in losing the one woman he thought was his soul mate. After taking a hiatus from his job as an engineer, as well as his role in the band as lead singer, Cade reemerges in the Seattle music scene. Enter Laurel, the tenacious and determined music agent. Laurel is determined to sign him, no matter how clearly reluctant he is. Though they try to resist one another romantically, the magnetism is as immediate as it is powerful.

    Unintentional offers readers an intricate, riveting story about the fraught paces of love, while also offering strains of heartwarming humor. With rich detail, authentic characters, and plenty of blood-pumping romance, Unintentional is a moving and multilayered look at how love can slip through our fingers, only to be pulled back again at the most surprising, stirring moments.



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    EXCERPTS:

    I hate my life. It sucks. It’s been thirty days since the shooting, and things just keep getting worse. I turn over in my bed and groan. I’m hung over again. My body feels like it’s been through a meat grinder then tossed into a dryer, just for fun.

    First, I rub my hands over my throbbing temples, hoping to relieve some of the pressure. Next, I try to deal with my gritty, aching eyes by massaging them. Nope, not working. I let out a frustrated moan. Knowing it’s my fault, the agony my body is currently suffering, doesn’t make it any better. Actually, it makes it worse.

    I remember telling Mattie four months ago, when we met at the cabin, I wasn’t good with rejection. If she could see me now, she’d know I wasn’t overstating things. I feel like shit – in every way possible.

                                                                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    My Review

    It's the second book in the series "Intentional" but it can be read as a stand alone: unfortunately I have not read the first one but I have not had any trouble. I was thrilled to know that in the end there will be a third ........
    I really like books with protagonists of the musical world and this book was great, caught me from the first page and I immediately fell in love with Cade.
    Cade is suffering because he believes he has lost his soul mate: his beloved Mattie chose Jeremy. With a broken heart is isolated from the others and also negects his band. To save it arrives Laurel: she is a music agent and wants at all costs to get him to sign a contract. He is not yet ready to develop his career and asks for a year's time. Laurel wants it so much that he decided to wait. Working together will be increasingly attracted to each other: their employment relationship will turn into a love story? Mattie will be released forever from the heart of Cade?
    It 's a book romantic without being corny, sometimes humorous at times poignant, is compelling, unpredictable, with some twist: in this story do not miss anything. The characters are fantastic: apart from the wonderful Cade also Laurel I liked: she is a sweet girl but determined and headstrog. However, all the characters are very believable and well characterizing.
    I highly recommend this book. 

                                                                                             ****
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    AUTHOR Bio and Links:

    MK Harkins is the author of the romantic novel Intentional. An avid reader, she began writing fiction when she ran out of reading selections on her Kindle. Her new novel, Unintentional, is a sequel to her first work and is based on the life of the character Cade. A business owner, Harkins spends her free time traveling, watching movies, reading voraciously, in addition to creating her own fiction. The author currently lives in Mercer Island, Washington.

    Website:  www.mkharkins.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mk-harkins/534181436623433

    Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22050125-unintentional

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mk_harkins

    Buy Link:

    Amazon Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/Unintentional-MK-Harkins-ebook/dp/B00KIVZP6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402535832&sr=8-1&keywords=mk+hARKINS


    Intentional (First in the Series) - Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Intentional-MK-Harkins-ebook/dp/B00DIESJNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399609082&sr=8-1&keywords=Intentional


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    martedì 9 dicembre 2014

    Book Blast. Deadman's Blood by T. Lynne Tolles


    Deadman's Blood
    by T. Lynne Tolles

    BLURB:  

    As the dust settles from the destruction of the Bloodstone Heart, a small scroll that had been hidden in the hearth of the altar room for hundreds of years, reveals a prophecy that seems to be about the Larsen family. While the group tries to unravel the riddles of the prophecy they also start to notice they've acquired some interesting new powers from the Bloodstone itself, some of which are going to take some getting use to.

    Darby and Devon head to Ireland to set up house and get ready for their impending nuptials when Darby is asked to help cure the Summer Queen of the Everworld or the delicate balance of power between the Seelie and Unseelie courts will topple throwing the planet into a deadly ice age. While at home, things take a turn for the worse when there's a tragic airplane crash, the Larsen vampires start dropping like flies, Bernard goes missing, and all the bad deeds dealt seem to point towards one person - the Dark Angel.

    What's so important about the altar room? Why are people dying in the name of this prophecy? Will the Larsen's survive these new tragedies? These questions and other deep seated secrets will be revealed in this final installment of the Blood Series.


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    EXCERPT:



    “Move over, Dean…I’m starving,” Mark said as he grabbed hordes of food, filling his plate. “As for Alyssa, oh, she has a power, all right.” He looked at Dominic and said, “What is it called when you can float in the air?”

    “Levitating?” Dominic said.

    “Yes. Levitation…that’s what Alyssa’s power is,” Mark said.

    “What? What are you talking about?” Alyssa asked.

    “You. When I turned back into a person this morning, I walked into the bedroom and found you sleeping above the bed - two to three feet above the bed. I made some stupid comment to myself about a mon…I mean a furry little creature and ‘poof’ I turned again.”

    “What were you before you were a monk…” Blake was interrupted by Mark sticking his fingers in his ears and singing “LaLaLaLaaaaaLa. I can’t hear you saying anything. Laalaaaalalalalaaaaaalaa.”

    “Okay. Okay…I get it.”

    Mark took his fingers out of his ears and continued, “I was a…” and then he put his elbows tight to the sides of his body and with his hands near his shoulders he made a waving motion, like he had some kind of strange wings.

    Dean said, “You were a Faerie?”

    “No, moron. Faeries aren’t animals. I was an insect that…” Then he continued the strange motion with his hands.

    Blake said, “An insect that…flies?”

    Mark touched his index finger to his nose.

    “Didn’t I swat at a...” Rowan started to say and Mark raised an eyebrow at her with a warning. “Didn’t I swat at something at dinner last night?”

    Mark answered, “Yes, you did and you nearly knocked me out cold. So from now on, if you see an insect or animal and I’m not standing right next to you, don’t kill it, smash it, or swat at it. It could be me.” His voice almost squeaked as he made his point.

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    AUTHOR INFORMATION:


    T. Lynne Tolles can be found most days, juggling one of two cat muses and a laptop, tripping over a Newfoundland puppy and washing a never-ending pile of laundry. When life doesn’t get in the way, she writes paranormal romances for new adults.
    Her passion for witches, ghosts, and vampires together with a light-hearted wit are reflected in her loveable characters and the adventures of mystery they unravel to find their happily ever after.


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