Saturday, August 31, 2013

Garden of Eden Blog Tour



Blurb
Eden Daylesford is a sixteen- year old Nephilim girl stuck smack bang in the middle of a war between angels and demons. And the bad thing is, she shares both of their blood.
When her mother takes her to the Michaelite Sanctuary in London to try and get rid of the deadly trait that has started to appear - one that hasn’t been seen in a long time. It could stop Eden from forming any sort of relationship with anyone, including the tempting Asher. Eden has no idea just how powerful she is.
Will she learn to embrace her new ability and accept her new role, or go back to her old life of an ordinary human teenager?
Will she be tempted?
The enticing first book in the spin off novella series to The Legend of the Archangel. Set after events in The Chronicles of Fire and Ice.
Excerpt
I ran so fast I felt one with the wind. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough.  Sooner or later my mother would track me down but until then I’ll enjoy myself. As I entered the arcade I heard my name.
“Yo, Eden.”
“Eden! You escaped.”
I smiled as I saw my friends approach. “Yeah I escaped the clutches of the evil demon.”
“You shouldn’t joke about that stuff, it could be real,” said Zoe innocently. Zoe was my best friend and still an innocent. Her boyfriend Mike thought he understood all. Even though they were Nephilim too, I couldn’t let them learn who my father was.
“It is real, Zo. If there are angels, there are demons. You can’t have one without the other.”
“Who says?” I defended as I retrieve the air hockey puck out of the slot and place it on the table. It begins sliding around in a small circle, waiting for me to hit it.
“Says I.” Mike took the position opposite me and waited. I narrowed my eyes and glared at him. Zoe always says I do this thing with my eyes that could make every boy swoon, but I don’t believe it. How could one person’s eyes make someone swoon? As I wacked the air hockey puck, Mike seemed distracted by something, so the puck sailed straight down into my goal at his end. The electronic voice announced the score to be one nil and that seemed to break his reverie.
“Mike, what happened? You were totally out of it.” Zoe placed a hand on his bicep.
“No, I wasn’t.”
“Yes, you were. You totally let Eden win.”
“It was just a lucky shot,” I said in defence. I couldn’t let them think that somehow I had something to do with Mike’s off-with-the-faeries moment. Did I? It couldn’t be possible. I didn’t just cause Mike to space out and act as if he and I were the only ones left on earth? Did I?
“That never happens, baby.”
“Okay, maybe this turn will be better.” Mike retrieved the puck out of the slot on his side and placed it on the table, ready to hit. I stood ready, but this time I was the distracted one. I couldn’t get the feeling out of my head that I had revealed one of my powers to him. My mother said to never do that. But was it even one of my traits? The air hockey puck sailed straight under me and landed in his goal. One- all.
“Oh yeah!” Mike hooted, but I didn’t feel like partying anymore. I walked away from the table.
“Oh, what’s the matter, Eden, afraid of being beat?”
“No, I just don’t feel like playing anymore.”
“Oh, come on! We were right in the middle of a game!”
I walked away ignoring their pleas as the allure of the hoop game called me over. I had just pushed a token in the slot and picked up a ball, when I heard my name. But it wasn’t from Mike or Zoe.
“So this is where you spend your runaway hours?” I glanced over my shoulder and saw the creep standing behind me.
“Who are you and what do you want?”
“Don’t you see the family resemblance?” he smirked.
I turned to take a good look at him, intrigued. The guy had to be about my mother’s age, maybe a little older and had the same grey- blue eyes my mother has.
“Uncle Adam?”
“In the flesh. Now lets get out of here.”
I chuckled as I turned back around and threw a ball at the highest scoring hoop. It went in. “I am not going anywhere with you.”
Adam clapped. “Good shot. But its not surprising, seeing whose blood you carry in your veins.”
“Do you mean yours and Mum’s, or…”
“Lakyn’s?” He finished for her. “Either way, you have so many abilities you are not even aware of, Eden. And some of them are quite dangerous.”
“How do you know this?”
“I was there from the moment you were born. Trust me, I know.”
I tossed another ball in, this time in a lower scoring hoop and it went in as well. “I’m still not going with you.” As I picked up a third ball and pushed it towards the hoops, it froze mid- air. I gasped and looked back at my uncle. He shrugged.
“Game over.”
As he walked away, the ball remained frozen.
“Wait, how did you do that?” I asked, glancing back and forth from the ball to him.
“If you come with me, I’ll tell you.”
“My mother sent you, didn’t she?”
“She might have.”
“So what you just did, can I do that?”
“Everyone’s traits are different, but probably. If you come with me, you can find out more.”
“I can’t just leave my friends.”
“Yes, you can. You can always make new friends.”
I stopped walking and looked at my friends playing the Daytona. Mike was showing Zoe how to drive, which was really cute. And then I looked at my uncle, waiting patiently outside the mouth of the arcade by a black town car. If I stayed, I would never know what my traits would be, I would never learn how to use them. But I would be a normal teenager, going to school and hanging out at the arcade with her friends. If I went with my uncle, I would no longer be normal. I wanted both lives. But the idea of having amazing powers intrigued me most. In the end I chose door two. Looking back I regretted leaving my friends. But I knew they would never understand. I knew deep down that I was made for a higher purpose.

 My Review:

Quick but intense is how I would briefly describe The Garden of Eden. Eden is stuck between a rock and a hard place when her mother uproots them and seeks refuge with the Michaelites. Things become complicated when she meets Asher and begins to have visions. This book was a great read because it caught my interest right from the start and never lost momentum. Where The Garden of Eden leaves you is a good place and definitely makes you ask questions that will hopefully be answered in the next install. I definitely recommend this book to those looking for a quick read to get your paranormal fix on =)

Great job L.L!


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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cover Reveal! When A Star Dies by Amber Skye Forbes


 Surviving these trials is not easy, especially for Amelia, who is being stalked by shadowy beings only she can see. They're searching for people they can physically touch, because only those they can touch can see them. Amelia soon learns why she is being stalked when she accidentally harms her best friend with fire during the third trial. Fire is a witch's signature. The shadows are after witches.
          
Now Amelia must decide what to do: should she continue on her path to profession knowing there is no redemption, or should she give up on her dream and turn away from Cathedral Reims in order to stop the shadows who plan to destroy everything she loves?
Author Bio:
Amber Skye Forbes is a dancing writer who prefers pointe shoes over street shoes, leotards over skirts, and ballet buns over other hairstyles. She loves striped tights and bows and will edit your face with a Sharpie if she doesn't like your attitude. She lives in Augusta, Georgia where she writes dark fiction that will one day put her in a psychiatric ward...again. But she doesn't care because her cat is a super hero who will break her out. 



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gem City Gypsy Release Day!



A Gypsy girl, two hot guys, a “little bit of magic,” and the leader of the Ku Klux Klan on her heels. What’s a Gypsy girl to do? If her name is Neci Stans, she will fight back. Colorful, vivid, and passionate, 19-year-old Neci Stans wants nothing more than to belong to Dayton, Ohio’s high society set and marry the man of her dreams, Ezra Crawford. But there's some big problems: his racist father, the Ku Klux Klan, a woman who claims Ezra as her own, and a vindictive but sexy Englishman who wants Neci for his own. And of course, the biggest problem of all is her gypsy heritage and her “little bit” of magic. For 1900s Americans, life was changing, and Neci will make you cheer for the changes and cry for the heartbreaks.


Only .99 on Amazon!!!!

Join us Friday August 30th from 3-6 EST for a fun and "mysterious" event. I have a ton of fun games planned and there are some really cool prizes for you all to win. Plus Kristin will be on hand to answer all of your questions!

About the author:

Kristin Kuhns Alexandre is an author, publicist and Executive Film Producer.
This author has always wanted to share the story of her hometown and its unique history. As a child she met
the legendary Charles Kettering (trick or treating his home).

She is the author of "Gem City Gypsy" (Sisterhood Publications), her debut novel about a gypsy teenager in 1917. At the heart of the story is Neci Stans, a 19 year old from Dayton, Ohio who has survived the sinking of the Lusitania only to face down a band of German killers as they murder her mentor in Kinsale, Ireland.

Kristin was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio where she worked as a newspaper columnist for The Dayton Journal Herald.
After Sweet Briar College, Kristin worked as a newscaster for Channel 13 and Channel 5 News in NYC and for House Beautiful Magazine and the Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico. She also worked as a Publicist for Ammirati, Puris Advertising and hosted a luncheon series for celebrities at The New York Yacht Club for many years.
Kristin was a co-founder and Speaker Co-ordinator of Earth Day 1970 and is the author of several books:

Gem City Gypsy

Nuncio and the Gypsy Girl

The Perfect Gentleman: the Secrets Rich Girls Use to Choose the Classiest Guys

Find a Great Guy: Now and Forever

https://www.facebook.com/GemCityGypsy

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http://www.gemcitygypsy.com/contact.html

http://www.gemcitygypsy.com/

Hope to see you all there!!









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Cover Reveal! Only Half Alive by Konstanz Silverbow


The world's darkest creature, will be their brightest hope.


While darkness haunts her, she craves the light. Christina is a demon, but she doesn't want to be. She is willing to sacrifice everything to change it. Only one person stands in her way, and he will stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.

The greatest battle of light vs dark threatens every living creature, a battle that could destroy all. And the demon in love will only have one chance to save everyone.


About the author:



Konstanz Silverbow has always been a dreamer . . . but not a writer. Being an author was something she was dragged into. But since that day, she hasn't stopped. It has become more than a hobby, it is a passion. 

During the day Konstanz works, making jewelry, playing the violin, collecting dragons, and learning all she can about medieval weapons. But at night she creates made up worlds and places where those dragons come to life and the weapons are used in battle."

Young adult fantasy, paranormal with a dash of romance author, Konstanz Silverbow; Proud Creator of magical worlds, fictional creatures, ideal super heroes and sarcasm since 2007!







Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cover Reveal! Betraying Innocence by Airicka Phoenix

Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: Oct 31, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Horror Romance
Warnings: Language.
Formats: ebook, paperback



Social Networks:
Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix) - https://twitter.com/#!/AirickaPhoenix
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airicka-Phoenix/252135634831614?ref=hl
Design Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084
GoodRead - http://www.goodreads.com/AirickaPhoenix
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/airickaphoenix
 
Roseanna - Ana - French was happy with her life. Sure she had to move to a strange new town and live in a creepy new house that had inexplicable cold spots, but she could live with that. What she couldn’t deal with was the relentless tapping inside the walls at night, the sinister shadows in the halls or the spirit crawling its way beneath her skin.

Author Bio


Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire, Octavian's Undoing & The Lost Girl Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: 
http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/
 

The Storm and the Darkness Blog Tour & Giveaway





Ana Deschanel has made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island.

Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first winter storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown- Ana realizes that she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world.

After a surprising encounter with Jonathan’s brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined.

With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island.


Add The Storm and the Darkness to your Goodreads TBR List!

Visit the Official Page for The Storm and the Darkness for teasers, excerpts, and reader extras!

Also, visit the Facebook Fan Page for giveaway info!

Purchase The Storm and the Darkness on Amazon or BN! 



What Reviewers Are Saying About The Storm and the Darkness:

"A suspenseful adult thriller. Reading this book felt much like riding a roller coaster, from the building crescendo, to surprising moments of laughter, to an end that satisfies with a strange mixture of relief, sadness, and a hunger for more."

"The Storm and the Darkness is a very well written fast paced story, I couldn't put it down."

"Sarah Cradit's writing is tight and masterful. There were no points during the journey through reading this novel where I thought anything could have been removed or expanded upon. Her keen sense of how to pace a book and her ability to use just the right language to express the desires, fears and hopes of her characters is flawless."

"I highly recommend The Storm and the Darkness, a tale of mystery, drama, and suspense, and the prequel, St. Charles at Dusk."

"Cradit has the awesome talent of making each character believable. Making the reader sit on the edge of their set waiting for more."

"If you like to read and fully immerse yourself into your reading this is the book for you."

"Now I just have to get my hands on the first book, and the next and next and next until I am satisfied!"

"Wow. Mystery, magic, suspense that even made me slightly jumpy, family and just enough romantic intrigue to keep me well, intrigued :) The writing is fabulously done, I loved how Sarah M. Cradit tells a story."

 My Review:

Ok first off...holy cow! This is such an incredible read. You've got mystery, suspense, hot brothers and a girl trying to live for the first time. Not to mention the slightly off kilter groundskeeper who just happens to be at the right place all the time. 

Sarah did an amazing job on this.  With the different views from everyone, the story is well-rounded and complete. 

Awesome job Sarah on The Storm and the Darkness. I can't wait to read the next install to this series!










The House of Crimson and Clover Series

The House of Crimson and Clover series follows the lives of two New Orleans families: the august and mysterious Sullivans and Deschanels. The Sullivans, a family of hard-working Irish lawyers, have come from nothing and built a life they can be proud of. The Deschanels, a moderately wealthy family who became extremely wealthy by siding with the North during the Civil War, betraying their people. Both families have a dark and rich history, full of secrets, and full of surprises.

The books in this series unravel the stories of both the individuals as well as the families themselves, discovering the ways these families and their secrets intersect, and each story pulls us even farther into their stories.

While the series is meant to be treated as one long narrative, each book can stand-alone and be enjoyed without having read the other books.

The House of Crimson and Clover Series Online:

Home Page & Overview: http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com/an-introduction-to-the-house-of-crimson-and-clover-series/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sarahcradit/the-house-of-crimson-and-clover/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/houseofcrimsonandclover
  







Links-
Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18046472-the-storm-and-the-darkness

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Darkness-Crimson-Clover-ebook/dp/B00DS86XU2

Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-storm-and-the-darkness-sarah-m-cradit/1115922678

Website- http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com/an-introduction-to-the-house-of-crimson-and-clover-series/book-2-the-storm-and-the-darkness/




Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Sarah is the author of the Southern Fiction series, The House of Crimson and Clover. The series was born of her combined loves of New Orleans, family dramas, and the mysterious nature of love and desire. Her books combine elements of mystery, suspense, intrigue, romance, and even paranormal. She is always working on the next book in the series, and absolutely loves connecting with her fans.

Sarah lives in the Pacific Northwest, but has traveled the world from Asia to Europe to Africa. When she isn't working (either at her day career, or hard at work at writing), she is reading a book and discovering new authors. The great loves of her life (in order) are: her husband James, her writing, and traveling the world.

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Becoming Invisible Release Day Blitz!



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Becoming Invisible is the third book The Alaskan Heart Saga, a Contemporary New Adult Series about finding unexpected love and a woman’s fight for survival.
Passion. ..Obsession. ..Love…Loss. 

When fire consumes the Carlisle’s home and an obsessed serial killer continues to hunt Nicole and her family, Dylan and Bradley realize the only way to keep them alive is to help them become… invisible.

Do you have a story to tell? Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Tiffany Carmouche will be teaching the fall class 'It is Time for You to Tell Your Story' Registration for the fall workshop will be opening up soon. Limited spots. If you are interested in having information sent to you please email us at findingyouressence@yahoo.com
 
Best Selling Author Tiffany Carmouche has been given the title, The Queen of The Cliffhanger and Best Unknown Author You Need to Discover. When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing suspenseful romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.

From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii, Carmouché has traveled the world seeking adventure and it is apparent in the books she writes. Her adventures include riding camels in Africa, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working with the disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive to accomplish their own dreams.

Despite all of these amazing experiences, she has survived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. Her secret hope is that anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times they have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to their feet and learning to breathe again. Please visit my author page at 
https://www.facebook.com/TiffanyCarmoucheAuthor
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal! Tease by Cambria Hebert

TEASE COVER REVEAL!!
Cover reveals are so fun aren't they?! I am so thrilled today to reveal my new cover, TEASE, part of the Take It Off series. Without any delay let me show you the goodness!
Tease by Cambria Hebert ebooksm
Tease wrap
TEASE Blurb
***This is a New Adult Contemporary novel. It is not intended for Young adult readers and contains sexual content and graphic language.***


You can look but you can’t touch…
Harlow McAlister is a broke college student. When her tuition assistance is taken away she is faced with a choice: admit to her mother she couldn’t hack it on her own or make a lot of money fast.

So she gets a good paying job.

As a stripper.

She thought it would be easy but it turns out being sexy is a lot harder than she thought. When a few mishaps work in her favor she manages to hang on to her job and catch the eye of the Mad Hatter’s best looking bartender, Cam.

She’s also caught the eye of someone who wants to do more than look, someone who’s decided that she’s nothing but a tease.

As the clothes come off, Harlow finds herself caught between lust and murder. The only thing she knows for sure is that her new risqué job is a lot more than she bargained for.
Addition information about TEASE

Title: Tease
Series: Take It Off (a new adult contemporary series of stand alone books)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: September 16, 2013
Format: Ebook and Paperback
Cover Design by: Regina Wamba (http://www.maeidesign.com)
Other books in the Take It Off series
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TORCH - available now!
TEMPT- coming October 2013!
About the Author
for bio

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com



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Cambria’s website: http://www.cambriahebert.com


Thank you all so much for being here to help celebrate today!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Torch Release Day Blast!



TORCH
Series- Take It Off  #1 
By Cambria Hebert




***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***




If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.




Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.




Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.




Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.

As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.








Saturday, August 24, 2013

Phoenix Ashes Blog Tour

 
Maggie Henning has fallen.

Sent to Ashe, stuck between life and death, Maggie is living in a dream; remembering nothing of the battle to save the world or of her love for Luc. There is only one way back- she must remember it all. But in leaving the perfection that is Ashe, she’ll lose her mother all over again.

Luc won’t let Maggie go without a fight. Even as he watches her body withering before his eyes, he refuses to give up on their love. Aided by trusted friends, Luc wages war to bring back the Phoenix he loves, even as a threat far bigger than Ossa lets his presence be known.

When you are left with only one chance to get it all back, do you seize it, or do you burn the world to the ground?

 
Purchase links to the entire series (In reading order):





 My Review:


Talk about an intense and incredible install to this great series!

Phoenix Ashes starts off right where Phoenix Burning ends. Action packed and never a dull moment, Lisa sucks you right back in and holds you tight to the story.  I loved how dedicated Luc is to Maggie in Phoenix Ashes. There are definitely some tender moments that are one-sided but so intense that they had me tearing up.

I guarantee you will love this install to this series! It's so hard not to love it!!!!

Kudos Lisa on another great read!!!

Phoenix Resolution (The Series Finale) will be available in late November


Author Bio:

Lisa Morgan lives in rural Upstate NY with her husband Brian, three children, a degu and precocious Siberian Husky. A lover of books and words, it has always been her desire to tell stories that the people near her could listen read, escaping the world around them by way of the page. Always having a new story idea popping into her head, sometimes at the least appropriate times, Lisa can almost always be found with a notebook and writing utensil somewhere within reach, just as her 8th

grade teacher made her promise to do.

When she isn't writing or taxiing kids, Lisa enjoys reading, football, cooking, singing & dancing badly; tattoos, and spending time with family and friends.
 

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Twitter: @iluvvikingvamps
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5399699.Lisa_Morgan

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