Posts Categorized: Blog Tour

$20 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Collide by Melissa West

$20 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Collide by Melissa West

REVIEW After three books The taking finally has a conclusion! Ari and Jackson started out enemies in Gravity. Jackson had an almost unconscionable secret power over her and that was what drew me into this story in the first place. In Gravity Ari was very strong. Her father is the commander and she is his legacy in every way. Taught to fight since she was small, she is confident and powerful. Jackson is equally powerful… only we find out that he’s not what he seems. I admit, I rather enjoyed the personal connection these two had before they got together a little more than the after. I liked the idea of the Taking. It put normally strong Ari in a completely powerless situation. But once they got together much of that was sidelined for the plot. I loved how in book two, Hover, Ari was off her game and Jackson’s… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Behind the Stars by Leigh Talbert Moore

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Behind the Stars by Leigh Talbert Moore

REVIEW Behind the Stars was a great surprise for me. I was intrigued by the short synopsis – kidnapped? Yes. I’m in!  And then I’m reading along and I discover it’s got a little bit of a mystery going on. A little bit of a science fiction thriller going. Are these people good? bad? I’m just not quite sure. I didn’t look up anything beyond the synopsis when I signed up for t blitz, so I really had no idea. Prentiss Puckett was a pretty cool heroine. For starters, she’s strong. She’s got a lot of fight in her, and she’s got a great attitude (as in, I’m gonna kick butt and save the world) after she is abducted. But poor Prentiss also has a skewed view of her little world. She is surrounded on all sides by contradictions. Her family life is a mess. Her father beats her brother… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein

REVIEW The Letting was a very original dystopian world where young girls are “grown” and harvested in order to supply some sort of youth serum to a population in a “Utopian” city. It’s a good premise that was captivating and interesting. Veronica billings, or Veronica Killings—as the “rebellion” calls her—is responsible for more deaths than any other Leader in history. The problem is, she doesn’t realize she’s a killer because everything she’s ever been told has been a lie. I thought that was probably the most intriguing thing about this novel. I really liked the fact that no one side was altogether good or evil. There was a lot of moral ambiguity in here. Veronica has a blood type that is rare and which the leader of her government requires to keep him alive – he’s not a vampire! He’s a hemophiliac. So this sets up the conflict. Veronica is… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Inner Fire by R.L. Stedman

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Inner Fire by R.L. Stedman

REVIEW Inner Fire was an interesting concept. What if a genetic disorder caused a girl to get so hot, she can not only burn herself, but others too? Intriguing.  Corrine was dealt an unfortunate hand at birth. She views her ability as a handicap or a curse, but her gran, who also has the same condition, sees it as a strength. There is a subplot in this book that deals with how London has cameras everywhere. This is actually true and I found all that very interesting, however I don’t think it was well-developed. I never quite made all the connections that seem to be promised in the beginning. There is a lot of action in this book and while I usually like that, some of it wasn’t the exciting kind. I did enjoy Corrine’s backstory a lot. I loved how the author weaved in true life events in New… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: The Sham by Ellen Allen 

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: The Sham by Ellen Allen 

Extract six: “I can still hear her screams” From prologue: Now Six months ago, my boyfriend was quite a catch. Ask anyone. But that was before the stubbly face, the cruddy clothes, the living rough in the woods. Before the headaches forced him to constantly rub his forehead like he’s trying to remove indelible ink. And way before now where he’s covered in blood, slumped under HOT DRINKS & CAKES on the supermarket café floor. He’s holding her hand. It’s still attached to her body, despite the way her arm has been hacked apart. The artery inside is exposed like a kid’s toy, as if someone just wanted to see the inner workings, replace the batteries. It’s pulsing even after she’s dead; little electric shocks of blood splattering the tiles as if someone is squeezing a carton of apple juice a little too tight. Her hair is plastered to her… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Play of Light by Debra Doxer

$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Play of Light by Debra Doxer

REVIEW Play of Light is an almost sweet new adult romance with some mystery and suspense elements. The two main characters, Sarah and Spencer, meet as young kids. Sarah was just twelve and Spencer was fourteen. There was an instant connection between them, but two years is a pretty insurmountable age difference when you’re so young. Sarah spent her most of her life with a strange infatuation with this boy. She even has a few what-if daydreams about meeting him and talking to him. Which totally reminded me of being so young because that’s what you do. You make up all these crazy fantasies about how you’d meet. Or how he’d be sorry for not talking to you. Or, if you’re Kristi here on the blog, certain other things that we can’t talk about outside the street team. 😉 I really thought the memory trip stuff with Sarah was cute… Read more »

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Release Day Excerpt and Giveaway: Dirty Secret by Emma Hart

Release Day Excerpt and Giveaway: Dirty Secret by Emma Hart

Synopsis: Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back. Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break. Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left. Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change… Read more »

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$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

REVIEW The Duality Principle was a quick, fun, sexy read that I thoroughly enjoyed. Connor is bad boy pretending to be good and Gabby is a nerd girl with a rebellious streak. The two of them meet and make assumptions about each other that throws off the flow of their newly developing relationship. I thought the story was well-written and well-edited. I enjoyed it. It wasn’t ground-breaking, but it was a story I wanted to keep reading until the end. The sexy times were fun and hot and Connor’s hidden alpha-male tendencies added the perfect balance to his computer coding day-job persona. There isn’t a lot of theme going on in this little novella, but the takeaway for me was more than the old ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ type stuff. It was more about letting yourself be whoever it is you want to be, both inside and… Read more »

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$100 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Krymzyn by BC Powell

$100 GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Krymzyn by BC Powell

Welcome to my stop on the KRYMZYN TOUR! Today we have a $100 Giveaway and a kick-ass excerpt for Krymzyn, a new adult SF, fantasy book out by BC Powell! Enjoy and enter below! EXCERPT We’re within a hundred yards of the bridge when two black-veined beasts slam into the transport behind Miel. Metallic thuds resonate through the Barrens. The cart flips high in the air before crashing into the wet dirt beside the road. Miel spins from the impact, no weapon in hand. Another Murkovin flies into her, drives her off the road, and tackles her to the ground. Claws rake across her face while the two grapple in the mud. Sash flashes in behind the creature with every muscle in her body coiled. A wrath is unleashed when the tip of her spear splits open the Murkovin skull. We jolt to a stop after we pass them, and… Read more »

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