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$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Helia’s Shadow: Part One by K.C. Neal

$25 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Helia’s Shadow: Part One by K.C. Neal

REVIEW Helia’s Shadow was a great read if you’re into dystopian themed science fiction – and I am. Teenager Helia lives in a post-apocalyptic world. The aftermath of a brutal war that wiped out Earth and humanity as we know it. But ever since the aliens arrived, things got better. More predictable. Not luxurious in any way, even for the daughter if one of Haven’s most prominent and well-respected scientist. Water is rationed since her city is surrounded on all sides by a barren desert. Clothes are minimalistic and plain. And the aliens, while not overtly controlling the population, are much more technologically advanced. The backstory is interesting and well thought out. The history behind the “arrival” of the aliens is compelling and original. In fact, most of this book was quite original. As the story unfolded we are fed bits and pieces of the alien presence and while that… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY & TOUR REVIEW: The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo

GIVEAWAY & TOUR REVIEW: The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo

The Way We Fall Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a twisted and passionate love story that pushes the boundaries of loyalty. Maybe we shouldn’t have fallen so fast and so willingly. Maybe we shouldn’t have moved in together before we went on our first date. Maybe we should have given our wounds time to heal before we tore each other to shreds. Maybe we should have never been together. Houston has kept a devastating secret from Rory since the day he took her into his home. But the tragic circumstances that brought them together left wounds too deep to heal. Five years after the breakup, Houston and Rory are thrust together by forces beyond their control. And all the resentments and passion return with more intensity than ever. Once again, Houston is left with a choice between the truth and the only girl he’s ever… Read more »

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Facebook Giveaway & Review: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

Facebook Giveaway & Review: The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by L.B. Simmons

*****#1 Best Seller in Amazon Inspirational Romance***** Death. For some, it’s simply one of life’s certainties, nothing more. For others, it’s merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality. For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others. As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible:… Read more »

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$25 Amazon GC Giveaway & Release Day Review: A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

$25 Amazon GC Giveaway & Release Day Review: A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

Book Synopsis He wanted nothing at all… Until he found she had everything to give… Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A. Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced. When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers. They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t… Read more »

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Finding Haven by T.A. Foster

Finding Haven by T.A. Foster

BOOK SUMMARY: Power. Money. Control. Love. He has all but one.  When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.  Is the cost of love, losing… Read more »

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$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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Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Withering Hope As an avid reader, there are times when I get in a book funk. I can’t seem to get into any stories I read. This usually depends on my mood, or that I’m tired of reading the same old story, just with different characters. If you’re in a funk, tired of reading the same story, you need to one-click Withering Hope. Withering Hope is refreshing as it is different. Yes, it’s a contemporary romance. Yes, there isn’t much of a twist. Yes, there is a HEA, however it is bittersweet. But Layla took the classic love tale and told it in a unique and revitalizing way. Aimee is on her way to Brazil to marry her lover and best friend, Chris. Friends since they were infants, inseparable throughout the childhood, college sweethearts-a devoted couple who are about to begin their next chapter in life together. While Aimee sets… Read more »

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Review: Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

Review: Falling Away by Penelope Douglas

About Falling Away: Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away…. K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door. Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort…. 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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