Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Release Week Celebration and Giveaway: Troll Cries by Ashley C. Harris

TROLL CRIES, the sequel to Ashley C. Harris's international bestselling novel TROLL, will leave readers gasping for more

Out Jan 31st – Troll Cries, book two in the Troll Series by Ashley C. Harris.
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Title: Troll Cries
Author: Ashley C Harris
Series: Troll Series #2
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Print Length: 209 Pages
Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781370736812

Synopsis:

Abby thought that after magically escaping the world of bewitching trolls and killer knights her life could go back to normal. Too bad Michael, her stepbrother, has returned from his time underground with more than just terrifying memories; something is happening to him, he’s changing . . . .

Could the person who holds the key to helping him be Abby’s wicked cousin turned troll queen, Sofia? Making a bargain with her could bring on a hefty price. Or is the answer with Wilhelm, Abagail’s first kiss who she betrayed to a death sentence in order to save her school?

For Wilhelm, all seems lost as he waits, plotting and hoping to escape the knights. But are they unknowingly revealing a mystery to him? One that would lead him back to a new weapon, and the girl whose kiss changed everything….

The secret kingdom of the trolls, and those that hunt them, is about to get a lot more deadly.
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Excerpt one:
WILHELM

Wilhelm only saw Abby, safe and sound for a mere second; she’d looked exactly how he remembered, so normal and innocent and yet, he knew she wasn't anymore… Then Wilhelm had felt it. Something irresistible, a gem from his world had appeared. What in all hades? Something most trolls would kill and slaughter for. So what is it doing appearing here? All his attention was pulled toward it like a cat to catnip. It was in the middle of the road, suddenly appearing in the blink of an eye as he’d watched an overgrown Halfling dive for the gem and then his Abby trying to rescue the kid and not the stone —a dumb human move considering the stone’s value over the Halfling, and so Abby. She ran into the road and he was about to watch the person who'd sentenced him to the knight world die. Yet something inside him rocked, and tore at his insides.
No!
One moment, a truck was speeding toward her and the next, Wilhelm hadn’t known what was coming over himself. This would foolishly expose him before he had a foolproof plan, but he couldn't help it. Feeling Abby’s emotions and the emotions of every human nearby, he pushed to use it all to propel his body. He shot out fast, past all the other Halflings, past Michael who was almost about to get hit too as another like him, a Halfling named Kayla, was pulling him back and screaming franticly. All of this was going down in the blink of an eye, as Wilhelm pushed to get between the truck and Abigail, with a big vehicle coming toward his flesh.

Excerpt 2:
ABBY

Abby was still, frozen for a moment and shocked, in dangerous territory she knew, but wanting to believe his words; as if he was really on her side against everyone. She loosened for a moment as he held his lips to her own and he kissed her hard. His mouth began to move as their kiss went from frozen and awkward to suddenly wanted, and welcomed to prove that he could really be Leo, and intense.
He pulled her closer to him and growled as she let him do this and she began moving her mouth too, hungry, and raw. She held onto his warm body and kissed him back. Her tongue threatening to brush his own as his warmness was so like everything she wanted and needed to feel too, even though she knew it was wrong. The colder she grew, the more he held her and his hands came around her body, and then...
She pushed him away!

Excerpt 3:
WILHELM
All traffic seemed to come to a stop as people were screaming, and Wilhelm, right as people were coming for his motionless body, took a breath. He could feel Abby’s shock, pain, grief, and confusion at seeing him there in the road. He used it, absorbing every emotion that was going through her mind as her eyes fell on him. She could barely register that this was Wilhelm, her old friend and foe.
He only let himself look at her pale face, her beautiful tousled hair messily covering part of it, for a second. Her pouting lips and confused blue pool-like eyes. Then he propelled himself up and toward the most powerful thing he could latch onto, Trey’s dropped leafy colored stone. Wilhelm grabbed it fast from him as its pure royal magic hit him all at once in a wonderful rush, enough to heal his body without even tricking anyone as the chrysolite in his hand released tendrils of power.
He could have effected and used anyone there he wanted with it, maybe even Abby, but instead, he took off, choosing to be gone before she could say a word; including his old name.

Excerpt 4:
Abby was the only one still looking up as guests went back to dancing and demanding more caviar and ‘champs’, most of them underage. Abby's charm bracelet was rattling as, taking a step back, she accidentally stepped on someone’s foot, hard.
‘Oh sorry,” Abby said as she turned around and her eyes met a very broad tall chest. A chest that even under a white buttoned down shirt she could make out had nice toned muscles. Too nice… Abby looked up at the guy's super tall height, three buttons undone at the top of his shirt revealed some kind of markings.... Tattoos.
Her eyes took in an eagle’s mask next on his way over six foot frame, one that exaggerated perfect sharp and masculine cheek bones, and through his mask as he looked down at her... she saw bright green eyes; as green as Sofia’s necklace. Wilhelm!
“No problem. You find what you're looking for out here?” he asked sarcastically. Then he took a step closer. “Like the troll you setup to get killed tonight even after he delivered the heaven stone…” And then as other girls eyed him even as they danced with others—girls and some of the guys— suddenly, Wilhelm was grabbing Abby and pulling her close. His one hand catching her flickering wrist, stilling it; the other moving around her back as he pulled her to him, and before she could call out his name, he was spinning her into a dance.


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About Ashley C Harris:
Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Florida. Ashley was first recognized for her edgy writing and unique film work when she wrote and directed the teenage film “Lines”. Lines was the first feature film in the world captured using only Mac Laptops.

In 2013 she teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first in a new young adult novel series, “Shock Me”. Ashley then went on to author eight other titles, in multiple genres, as she also worked behind-the-scenes on a morning news show that aired on ABC.

In 2014, four of Ashley’s books landed on the Amazon's Best Selling Top-Ten-List. In 2015, she received her first publishing deal for “Troll”, a KindleScout novel winner.

When Ashley is not dreaming up new manuscripts and working on film sets, she loves spending time with her family, obsessing about biblical mysteries, and watching lots of Doctor Who.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Lunam Deception by Nicole Loufas





The Lunam Deception
Nicole Loufas
(The Lunam Series #2)
Publication date: May 12th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Pregnant with the future leader of the pack, Kalysia is determined to change the archaic traditions that threaten people she loves before her child is born. Uncovering the truth about the pack could expose her darkest secret and jeopardize her relationship with Dillan. Will she choose to bring down those that conspire against her or will she work with them to spare Dillan’s heart and keep her family together.


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Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she's lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years - give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short - kids that lie become writers.
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Everkin by Donna Grant





In this introduction to a new series by bestselling author, Donna Grant, a woman will find her strength and regain the love she thought lost.



Everkin
(The Kindred Series)
By Donna Grant

Blurb:

To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…

When natural-born witch Edra is approached by others who share her gifts, she jumps at the chance to join a Coven. Until she discovers that they’re not what they seem. They’re hell-bent on destruction, and in order to save herself and those she loves, Edra must leave her home, and the only man she’s ever loved.

Squire-turned-knight Radnar has never been the same since the love of his life disappeared in the middle of the night seven years ago. Despite his broken heart, he doesn’t give up hope of finding her again. Only when he does, he gets more than he bargained for, and his world is turned upside down. Being brought back together in the midst of magic and danger, Radnar and Edra rekindle their once in a lifetime love and set about making the world a safer place. But can they do it alone, or will it require a much grander plan?



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.






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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review: On the Prowl by Cynthia Eden

Time to embrace your inner evil.
Rose Kinley never intended to be one of the most feared creatures to walk the earth. Once upon a time, she was a human—one who fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But when she got caught in a paranormal war, she lost her humanity and died…only to wake later as a vampire.
Now Rose has a choice. She can continue to try and be the good girl she once was or she can let her darkness out to play. Maybe it’s finally time for her to step into the dark.
He’s the reason she’s undead.
Panther shifter Julian Craig has a mission—protect Rose at all costs. It’s his fault that she lost her human life, and he literally made a deal with the devil so that she would have a second chance as a vampire. And as part of that deal, he’s supposed to keep his hands off Rose. An impossible task considering the dangerous lust he feels for her.
When Rose is targeted by a paranormal collector, Julian knows that he will have to let his own beast out if he is to protect the only woman who ever touched his battered soul. Rose may be afraid of the darkness she carries, but Julian is more than ready to show the world just what kind of a monster he truly is. Julian isn’t afraid of the dark…but the monsters that wait in the shadows? They will bow to him.
He’ll show her just how good it can feel…to be bad.

This is the second book in Cynthia Eden's Bad Things Series and I believe Julian is my favorite hero in this series so far. He and Rose start out when she is a human. Unfortunately she gets caught in the cross fire when hunters come after Julian and is killed. He gets his friend Luke to change her. If you've read the first book in this series Devil in Disguise you've already met him. Needless to say Rose was not thrilled with this. And she basically disappears. 

To say Julian is not happy with that is an understatement. When he finds her she's is being hunted by the Collector and agrees to Julian helping her out only if he agrees to keep his hands to himself. But that doesn't happen because neither one of them really wants it to. Despite her new powers and Julian being a total badass she is still captured by the collector. But since Julian has her scent he tracks her and when he arrives she and a couple of the other of the Collectors victims manage to subdue the Collector and finally they behead him and he is truly dead. We are also introduced to the heroine in the next book in this series and we've already met the hero in the first two books. And I cannot wait.

I give this book 5 stars and I was given this book by the author as a gift. If you want to purchase you own copy click the link below.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review: Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…
One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.
Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…
Nothing will ever be the same again.


This book starts out with the Cascade on pause and Elena and Raphael along with everyone else waiting for the other shoe to drop. And after the Luminata orders the Cadre to show up at their remote location it does. This was the first time that Elena had heard of the Laminata and she was interested to go because they were located near Morocco which was where her maman was from. She wanted to see if she find anything about her mother's history. So off they go.

When they arrive it isn't long before they figure out all is not as it seems with the Luminata and something is up with the head guy. He reacts to Elena strangely and Elena quickly figures out that there used to be woman there that looked remarkably like her. Between that and the way the town nearest the compound reacts when they visit she begins investigating the mystery. And I don't think anyone was prepared for what they found. I want reveal what that is just suffice to say it was life changing for Elena.

I loved this book and I really liked to learn about both Elena and Rafael's past in this story. I give this story 5 stars and was given it via Netgalley for consideration of a review.  And I am so looking forward to reading Sparkle's book. Sound like it is going to be very emotional.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Tour and Giveway: Inquisition by Jennifer Carole Lewis




Inquisition
Jennifer Carole Lewis
(The Lalassu, #3)
Publication date: March 8th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Police detective Joe Cabrera used to have a pretty good life. Promising career, plenty of flirtations, and he never once needed to question the nature of his reality. All of that changed when he discovered the truth of the lalassu. Suddenly, he fell deep into a rabbit hole of paranormal powers, shadowy conspiracies and millennia-old secrets. Now, his old no-nonsense approach to his job just doesn’t work any longer. If he wants to stop his old enemy, AndrĂ© Dalhard, from hurting anyone else, Joe will need to find a more flexible option.

A master of disguise, Cali has assumed so many identities over the years that remembering who she was born to be is impossible. Abandoned on the streets as a child, she was rescued by AndrĂ© Dalhard. She’s served him loyally for many years, using her shape-shifting abilities to take on new personas in the blink of an eye, such as Boomerang, the master thief. To save Mr. Dalhard from prison, she becomes Colleen Avila, a meek and mild personal secretary.
Joe initially planned to use Colleen as a confidential informant, but wasn’t prepared for the intensity of his feelings for her. When he meets the arrogant and brash Boomerang and the determined and fearless Cali, he finds himself torn between the three women. For Cali, she knows she must inevitably either break Joe’s heart or turn against the man who saved her from a life of uncertainty and poverty.
As Joe and Cali work together, they discover an even greater threat to the lalassu, one that could send everyone tumbling down into a new rabbit hole. If their fears are realized, neither their friends nor their enemies will be able to escape.

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Jennifer Carole Lewis is a full-time mom, a full-time administrator and a full-time writer, which means she is very much interested in speaking to anyone who comes up with any form of functional time-travel devices or practical cloning methods. Meanwhile, she spends her most of her time alternating between organizing and typing.
She is a devoted comic book geek and Marvel movie enthusiast. She spends far too much of her precious free time watching TV, especially police procedural dramas. Her enthusiasm outstrips her talent in karaoke, cross-stitch and jigsaw puzzles. She is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and always enjoys seeking out new suggestions.
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Cover Reveal: Keystone by Dannika Dark




The highly anticipated next release by USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance, Dannika Dark is now available!! 

KEYSTONE is the first book in the brand new CROSSBREED Series!!
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Keystone
(Crossbreed Series Book 1)
By Dannika Dark

Blurb:

With over 1 million books sold, USA Today Bestseller Dannika Dark introduces her next addictive series…

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one?

Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectful career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with.

They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?



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Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. 

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do." ~ Danni

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