Posts Categorized: Blog Tour

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Across the Wire by Stella Telleria

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Across the Wire by Stella Telleria

REVIEW Across the Wire was a compelling science fiction read that turns the world we know upside down. Mia, a veteran soldier from the Iraq War, finds herself alone, afraid, and suffering from the after effects of combat, death, and loss when she happens upon a man in the backstreets of San Francisco getting mugged. She helps the stranger and before she knows it, she’s agreeing to help him train a band of potential freedom fighters. Her recruiter left out one small detail… this place isn’t on Earth. It’s a parallel universe in which Earth has become the social opposite of what it is now. Instead of men being in charge, the entire society is ruled by women. And it’s not pretty. The men are slaves, they have no rights, and only exist to perpetuate the status quo of the oppressive matriarchal society. Upon her arrival Mia meets an unlikely… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart

$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart

REVIEW Shattered Veil was a total surprise and even though the book started out a little slow, it only got better and better as the story went on. By the end, I was totally invested in Aris and her relationship. OK, so this book is a new adult science fiction. That’s the perfect way to describe it too. This is absolutely a coming of age story told through the eyes of a girl who lives in a world that is technologically superior and not at all like our own. One thing that sets this book apart from some others that might be similar is the fact that it’s not a dystopian and it’s not post-apocalyptic. Things are not perfect in Aris’ world, but they are not truly repressive politically. Aris is a girl with a special talent – she’s a flyer. She can fly like nobody’s business. She comes from… Read more »

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KINDLE GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Peaceful Genocide by JA Reynolds

KINDLE GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Peaceful Genocide by JA Reynolds

Peaceful Genocide is a young adult dystopian-ish SF story that centers around two central teenage characters. Mitzi and Deuce. Mitzi is as damaged as they come, while Deuce is as normal and well-adjusted as a teen can possibly be. While Mitzi has been abused by pretty much everyone she ever trusted, Deuce has lived a life dictated by football. He’s a team player. Mitzi… is not. Deuce is practical… Mitzi is paranoid. Deuce is calm… Mitzi is emotional, relational, and angry. Deuce is open to working with people, sees the bright side, and genuinely tries his best to be the strongest link in the chain at all times. Mitzi… not so much. So Mitzi and Deuce, along with two other characters, Paisley and Ralph, both of whom are much younger than our hero and heroine, find themselves in a top tier, but secluded, research facility where they say tests are… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT:  Reservation by Rachael Wade

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Reservation by Rachael Wade

She unlocked the door and glared at me, waiting for me to move out of her way. I stepped back with a smartass bow, and she quickly stomped past me into the dim apartment. She chucked her bag on the hallway table and yanked her jewelry off, forcefully tossing it onto the hall table without a word, the clunk sound echoing throughout the room. I was right behind her, throwing my jacket on top of her jewelry. “Oh, what, am I getting the silent treatment now?” “You’re not getting anything.” Oooohhh, damn. I saw where this was going. “You sure about that?” I took her by the elbow and spun her toward me, then moved forward and pressed her back against the hallway wall, my hands on either side of her head. “You know what you do to me when you’re angry,” I breathed harshly, my mouth hovering near her… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Song of the Fireflies by JA Redmerski

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Song of the Fireflies by JA Redmerski

I have to admit, I was very, very doubtful, almost until the very end, that this story would have a HEA. And normally I wouldn’t tell you that in a book that runs off despair and hopelessness, but I think it’s warranted in this case. It was very easy for me to slip into Bray’s depression and Elias’ desperate attempts to save her from herself, I really got caught up in it. So I’d just like you to know going in, this one has a HEA. But the struggle – damn. It’s quite the struggle. At first I thought the struggle was the crime ‘spree’ these two main characters are involved in. The book opens with them holed up in a convenience store, surrounded by cops. It then flashes back to their childhood, how they met, how their friendship progressed, the adult problems that they face. But always there’s this… Read more »

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$25 GIVEAWAY and SERIES SPOTLIGHT: Beyond by Maureen Miller

$25 GIVEAWAY and SERIES SPOTLIGHT: Beyond by Maureen Miller

REVIEW BEYOND by Maureen Miller This book was a nice surprise. Not only was it well written, but it kept me captivated the entire time. Miller’s writing flows easily through the story as she describes how Aimee, a young teenager from Earth must cope with the fact that she was just abducted from Earth and has no chance of returning for five years. Supposedly the “abduction” was a mistake caused by a young scientist who was on Earth to gather plant life that might be critical to the survival of his race. The aliens on the Guardian ship Horus, also human-like – and just let me stop here because I’ve seen a lot of readers say human-like aliens are a lack of imagination on the author’s part. But I have to disagree. As a scientist, the human body plan makes a lot of sense. Why wouldn’t it be duplicated? Anyway… Read more »

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Forever Young Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY

Forever Young Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY

MASQUERADE by Nyrae Dawn (January 7, 2014; Forever E-Book; 9781455576333; $3.99) A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime. Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he’s ever seen. She’s wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her. Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker’s body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT:  Starfire: Peaches Monroe 3 by Mimi Strong

$50 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Starfire: Peaches Monroe 3 by Mimi Strong

Peaches Monroe works at a bookstore in small town Washington. She’s also a plus-size lingerie model, and the former girlfriend of Dalton Deangelo. He’s the sexy, smoldering actor who plays TV’s hottest vampire. Now Dalton is back in town, hiding out from his past and a ton of bad publicity. He can’t keep his hands off Peaches, even though she’s dating someone else. Peaches knows that being friendly with Dalton always ends up in complete disaster, but he does have an interesting proposal for her–a wedding proposal. He says a fake wedding will save his career, and he needs her. As much as she’d love to run into the arms of the incredibly hot, deliciously sexy actor, she’s also afraid. He keeps hinting that he loves her, but he won’t say the words. Even if he did profess his love, can you ever really trust an actor? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Amazon /… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Loving You by Allie Everhart

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Loving You by Allie Everhart

Excerpt “Is this some secret recipe?” I ask as I watch Garret add spices to the pot. “Yeah, and I’m not telling you what’s in it, so stop looking over my shoulder.” “Why won’t you tell me?” He sets the spices down and turns to me. “Because once you taste this chili you’ll want it again and again. And the only way you’ll have it again is if I make it. It’s another way for me to make sure you keep me around.” I loop my arms around his neck, pulling him down for a kiss. “You don’t need chili for that. What you did before we got here makes me want to keep you around.” “So you’re just using me for sex?” “Pretty much.” I let go of him and turn toward the fridge. He grabs me around the waist, hauling my backside against him and talking softly by… Read more »

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