Thursday, August 29, 2013

.Book Blast #Giveaway Colour Wielders by @DawnaRaver

Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess is hidden away.

Quinn Sinclair lives an ordinary life with her less-than-loving mother in Conifer, Colorado, clueless of her true nature. On the night of her birthday, a staggering betrayal sends her life spinning out-of-control. As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she is transported into a Magykal battle-forever changing her life.

Arik Morgaine-Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm-tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks?

New Adult. Recommended for 18 and above. Mature themes, sexual situations, and profanity.

Chapter One
Virgin Territory

Gentle fingertips grazed the edge of her jaw, trailing down her neck to her collarbone. His citrine gaze stared deeply into her eyes, and her body heated at his tender touch.

“You’re okay, yeah?” Thaene asked, his voice hoarse from their lovemaking.

Am I okay? She hardly knew. Though she had nothing to compare it to, this feeling was more than giving her virginity to him. Quinn felt like something bigger inside had stirred to life, wanting to escape.

“You know I love you. I’m sorry if it hurt.” He kissed her again, his lips caressing hers, as if he could take the ache away.

“Say something, Quinn. Please.”

“I love you, Thaene.” She pressed herself into him, passionately returning his affection. As their kiss continued, Quinn wondered if he wanted more. She also wondered if she had more to give.

“I want us together, always. Do you want that, Quinn?” Thaene’s eyes danced with a mixture of emotions—love, passion, possessiveness, and something else she couldn’t name.

“We can have forever. You want that, don’t you?” Thaene asked.

“Yes,” Quinn answered breathlessly, before realizing what she’d agreed to. She smiled, finding his need for her exciting.

“Forever is a long time. But I could do it with you.”

Thaene smiled back. Happiness lit his face. He looked like he’d just won a major prize—he looked triumphant.

“Being with you on your twenty-second birthday was very special to me. You’ve given me such a precious gift.”

“I love you. I can’t imagine my first time with anyone else.”

Besides, my gift of Sight showed you to me, over and over. How could I not give myself to you?

Her gift had shown her something else as well. Since she didn’t understand it, Quinn ignored it. She’d followed her heart where Thaene was concerned. Not even her mother’s dislike—or in spite of it— changed her mind. Following your heart always led you down the right path.

Thaene lightly brushed her hair from her face, then he rested his forehead on hers.

“There’s something else I’d like you to give me. Will you do that? Give me what I desire the most?”

The longing in his voice made Quinn squirm underneath him. Right now, she’d give him anything.

“It’s the most precious gift of all. One I’ll cherish forever.”

Oh my God. He wants to marry me.

“Yes,” Quinn said, drawing in a breath. “I’ll give you anything.”

“Good.” Thaene nuzzled her neck. “I want you to show me your Magyk.”

“What?” Quinn blinked at him, wondering if she’d heard him right.

“If you want us to have forever, you must show me your Magyk.”

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Dawna Raver is an author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, Book One, is her debut novel. When she's not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she's a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Book Blast: #Giveaway Working It Out @RachaelReneeAnd

A chance encounter . . . Grace Warren's life is safe and predictable—exactly the way she likes it. But when she gets roped into going to an auction to help out a friend, everything changes. She meets Seth Tuttle—a guy who unexpectedly kisses her then disappears, leaving her flustered and upset. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon.
A chance for love . . .Weeks later, when Seth limps into Grace's rehab clinic post surgery, he's every bit as frustrating and annoying as she remembered. Yet there's something about him that makes her second-guess her carefully placed boundaries even though he's everything she's sure she doesn't want in a man. But maybe Seth is exactly what Grace has needed all along—assuming she's willing to risk safe and predictable for a chance at love  
Author Rachael Renee Anderson Rachael Anderson is the author of four books: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

.Cover Reveal: The Devil's Tattoo by @nicole_noir Nicole R.Taylor

Check out this fantastic cover and excerpt for Devil's Tattoo! Looks like a must for my pile!!

The Devil’s Tattoo
Contemporary Romance
(18+ due to adult themes, sex scenes and coarse language)
Release date: 1st September 2013

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil's Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it's like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it's like she's finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They've been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He's the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he's only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he'd bother. She's got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil's Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it's either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe's determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.



Dee pulled out another notebook from his bag and tossed it to me. "Write the lyrics."
I look at the empty notebook and Dee's tattered one that's full of ideas and marks and don't know where to start. I try not to think about it too much as I grab a pen and write out the music best I can. It's already there, I just have to translate it into something coherent. But, when it comes to the words, I see what Dee's written and it could be a song for me. No wonder he wants me to change it. He wants the song to be from me, instead. My side of the story.
The couch dipped next to me and Dee stuck his head over my shoulder to see what I'm writing. I pressed the notebook into my chest and he tried to snatch it away.
"Hey," I cried. "I like you and all Dee, but stop trying to feel me up."
His lips curved into a sly smile and he knew that I was onto him and for once I don't argue.
"What are we gunna call ourselves?" Frank asked. Before Chris could open his mouth he added, "No ideas accepted form Chris."
"Why not?” he grumbled.
"We're not into Morrissey," Dee laughed.
"I think Empty Hands is a good name for an indie band," I said kindly.
"Thanks, Zoe," Chris smiled and tapped his bottle against mine.
"We're not a pansy mopey indie band," Frank said and beat on his chest. "I want to beat the shit outta those skins, for one. I'm too manly to get in touch with my feminine side."
Dee's watching me with a frown and I realize I've been running a finger along the scar on my arm.
"Tattoo," he said, his eyes meeting mine.
"What?" I jumped and tucked my hands under my legs.
"Tattoo," he said again and I could almost see the light bulb over his head. "The Devil's Tattoo."
As soon as he says it, I knew he wanted to name the band after me. I can't help but wonder who the devil is meant to be. The devil scarred my arm and I covered it with a tattoo.
"Dee," I began to scold him.
"Bloody LOVE IT," Frank shouted, on his feet.
"It's not like that, Zoe," Dee whispered in my ear. "You're my phoenix from the ashes. You're my version of the devil, babe."
It sounded like he was declaring his love for me and in a way he was, but not like that. Dee's my brother. Dee's my family.
I smiled at him. "The Devil's Tattoo."
"All in favor?" Dee asked, but it's already been decided.
"Hell yeah!" everyone shouted, and it's done.




About the Author

Nicole R. Taylor is a paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary fiction author from Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia.


Nicole is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing program and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser. Previously, she has written for and various small street press music and entertainment publications as a gig and album reviewer before publishing her first Urban Fantasy novel in early 2013.
When she isn't writing, Nicole likes to spend time curled up with a good book and her 3-year-old rescue cat, Burger. She gets itchy feet more often than not and has lived in three countries and travelled to three times as many.
Her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in print and eBook (from March 2013). 

Friday, August 9, 2013

.#REVIEW The Opportunist by @Tarryn__Fisher

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)
by Tarryn Fisher
Kindle Edition
The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1)Original cover edition for ASIN: B006FDAHZ4, 278 pages
Published: November 14th 2011
Romance/New Adult/Contemporary
Personal Purchase *Amazon

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

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The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1)
Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)
Thief (Love Me With Lies #3)

Love, a beautiful, mixed-up journey. Two people whom love each other but can't manage to find the right path to happiness, together....

The Opportunist was a captivating read for me. I started it after reading some positive reviews and found myself drawn into the story right away.

Olivia and Caleb have a deep love, soulmates is the word that comes to mind, but their connection is not the lovey dovey type. No, instead it's a push/pull type of relationship. They are like puppets to each other, each holding a pair of scissors to cut the strings and heart of each other.  They meet in college and Olivia, being the way she is quickly pushes Caleb away. She wants him, then she doesn't. They date, then fall apart. Through it all they never sleep together, but form a frustrating relationship. They don't communicate fully and draw conclusions in the negative way. So when Olivia comes across Caleb and a flirty girl, she assumes they have been together and withdrawals into her shell, and the relationship is done.

Fast forward a few years later, these two happen too meet up in a record store. Caleb makes a decision that alters his life, Olivia does the same, and these two are back in each others life but this time around is laced with lies, as Caleb has been faking amnesia and is determined to win over Olivia and break her through her shell. The love these two have for another is strong and they have a familiar rhthym with each other.  

What gets in the way is the EVIL DEMON, Leah, Caleb's girlfriend. I know what your thinking, ummm, yes, I said Caleb's girlfriend, but she is more like a stand-in for Olivia in Caleb's mind. Holy moly this girl is wicked, but I enjoyed her character. I loved how she threw a monkey wrench into these two lovebirds plans, and basically destroys their relationship. Leah makes the story, without her we would be bored with these two. She's conivying and convincing and she doesn't go down without a fight! Proving she's more then meets the eye!

Tarryn Fisher portrays an outstanding story and her written words grabbed my attention right from the start. The drama she unfolds is like crack for my mind. I loved the ups and downs of the plot and  enjoyed the main characters and the secondary characters as well. I found myself immersed in the characters and their lives and the whole allure of Olivia and Caleb.

Tarryn  you rocked this book and series. I actually already read Dirty Red, and Thief, the second and third book in this series and cannot wait for more from this fantastic writer.


This song reminds me of Olivia and Caleb's relationship....

“I have finally accepted that there are consequences to every action. I earned them and they are rightfully mine. There is no time to make bad decisions. Every step is precious. The definition of living is mine.”  

“Please don't forget me, because the possibility of that hurts more than anything else.”  

“Olivia, you can have any man you want. Why him ? Why is it always about Caleb ?" "Because...because I didn't need anyone until I met him.”  

“I love you too, Olivia. More than I could ever love another soul. There hasn't been a single hour in seven years that I haven't thought of you.”


Thursday, August 8, 2013

.News You Can Use #10 Bloomsbury @bwkids Kindle Deals!!

This weeks NUCU post has the end of the Nook!! Amazon founder and CEO purchasing The Washington Post, Bloomsbury offering some great deals on their books, plus more!

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Author News

Chloe Neil
                                                             Biting Bad Blog Tour

Biting Bad Blog Tour & Contests

The BITING BAD Blog Tour is on, and will run through August 9, 2013.

This year, Merit is providing her thoughts on the "book boyfriends" of the Chicagoland Vampires world, and there's a giveaway at every tour stop.

I'm also giving away a grand prize, including a $50 Amazon, B&N, or Indiebound gift card, signed books, and plenty of swag.

Drop by for details!

Grab an autograph! 

I'll be in Omaha, Racine, Naperville, and Chicago next week to celebrate the release of BITING BAD.

I hope you can join me at one of the events for limited edition swag, including the Cadogan House lanyard and access pass in the photograph above, autographs, and Q&A with me!

Anderson’s Bookshop – Naperville, IL
Friday, August 9th – 7:00PM
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

Anderson's will offer "priority numbers" for the signing. Readers who purchase BITING BAD from Andersons will receive a lower/earlier number in the booksigning line. Visit Anderson's Web site to learn more. 
WizardCon/Chicago Comic-Con
Saturday, August 10th – 12:00
Pitfalls of Writing Panel (with Steven Grant, Scott Snyder, and Nate Powell)
Chicago, IL
Barnes & Noble – Racine, WI
Sunday, August 11th – 3:00 PM
2710 South Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53406