Posts Tagged: thriller

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Urban Harvest Anthology

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Urban Harvest Anthology

Interview with Andrea Stanet, one of the authors featured in Urban Harvest: Tales of the Paranormal in New York City. What do you like about writing in the paranormal genre? The paranormal genre and I have had a long and tumultuous love affair filled with many sleepless nights for almost my entire life. To this day, I can’t get enough of vamps, were-creatures, and of course, ghosts. One thing I love about the genre is that you can do so much with myths and creatures. I enjoy turning tropes on their heads in wacky ways and I like to toy with the humorous side of the genre. For instance, a few years ago, on a whim, I thought a YA quartet of short stories that is a mash-up of vamps, werewolves, zombies, and aliens all living in a suburban community would be hilarious. It’s pretty silly, but I had fun… Read more »

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GUEST REVIEW: Dying Is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

GUEST REVIEW: Dying Is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann

GUEST REVIEW BY ISIS! I would like to thank NetGalley for offering me access to works published by St. Martin’s Griffin, and St. Martin’s Griffin for granting me the chance to read this ARC, and introducing me to this author, all in exchange for an honest review. Though I received the e-book for free that in no way influences this review (which anyone who reads my reviews knows). In my world we would be able to rate books with 1/2 stars, but we can’t so my official rating is 4 stars, but my REAL rating is 4.5 stars. Given his line of work in the employ of a psychotic Brooklyn crime boss, Trent finds himself on the wrong end of too many bullets. Yet each time he’s killed, he wakes a few minutes later completely healed of his wounds but with no memory of his past identity. What’s worse, each… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Welcome to my stop on the Escape from Eden blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! REVIEW I’ve been reading a lot of YA lately, mostly because the best dystopians seem to be YA these days and Escape from Eden certainly qualifies as one of those. This is a brutal, well-written, and captivating look into a young girl’s view of a cult society she was forced to join as a small child by her mother. Mia is sixteen, she lives in a South American jungle under the thumb of a dictatorial charismatic religious cult leader called Reverend Elias Eden. She’s old enough now to understand this was not her choice and she’s smart enough to know that she really needs to get out of this place, like yesterday. But these vague thoughts become a crushing reality when her kitchen boss asks her to… Read more »

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REVIEW: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

REVIEW: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

REVIEW Indy Savage is a screw up, but I mean that in Lee Nightingale’s most “Isn’t-Indy-cute” sorta way. Oh. My. God. Why did I wait so long to read this book? I haven’t laughed so hard reading a book since Bridget Jones was locked in a Thai prison singing Like A Virgin in her Victoria’s Secret Wonderbra. This book made me laugh out loud, like guffaw out loud, really – more times than I could count. Kristen Ashley is a brilliant writer because she paints a scene in a book like an artist paints a picture. It helps that I have lived in the Denver Metro area for fifteen years, but I’m pretty sure I’d feel this way even if I wasn’t familiar with the city she was writing about. Indy is me. I’m a rock chick who never quite grew up even though all these grown up things sorta… Read more »

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Liberator by Victoria Scott

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Liberator by Victoria Scott

The Liberator  (Dante Walker #2) by Victoria Scott Release Date: August 27, 2013 From Entangled Teen Welcome to my stop on The Liberator blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! DESCRIPTION Bad boy, meet bad girl. Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn’t like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance. When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie,… Read more »

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Vigilante Nights by Erin Richards

  Vigilante Nights   by Erin Richards Publication date: July 18th 2013Genre: YA contemporary w/light supernatural element  DESCRIPTION A “good boy” will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness? After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren’t identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural. After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he’s crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent… Read more »

July 29, 2013 Uncategorized 9

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Feeling Death by DT Dyllin

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Feeling Death by DT Dyllin

FEELING DEATH DT DYLLIN Paperback Expected publication: May 27th 2013by Dragonfairy Press   ***Genre – Erotic Paranormal Romance ABOUT THE BOOK Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it’s not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn’t it? As an empath, she senses other people’s emotions. But her connection to the man with the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There’s no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man… Read more »

May 27, 2013 Uncategorized 3

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Disappearing  by Ashley Elston Publication date: May 14, 2013Genre: YA Romantic Thriller DESCRIPTIONShe’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last. Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself. But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana… Read more »

May 23, 2013 Uncategorized 8

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GIVEAWAY BLAST: The Enemy by Larry Bograd

GIVEAWAY BLAST: The Enemy by Larry Bograd

The Enemy A red-hot political thriller from a blue state author. Buried among the thousands of financial transactions he reviews each day, analyst Randy Duncan finds a secret web of laundered money financing the assassination of the President, which, in turn, will lead the country into war. Can Randy and his law-student daughter Clare follow the money and stop the enemy in time? In a political thriller worthy of Dan Brown, Richard Condon, and Allen Drury, award-winning novelist Larry Bograd charts a political thriller sure to keep you reading and leave you sleepless wondering and worried about who really controls America. Amazon * Barnes & Noble Goodreads Author Larry Bograd Larry Bograd has published more than two dozen books, primary for children and young adults–and now his first eBook original, “The Enemy.” He is also a playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is president of Roundtable Media Group, which produces documentary… Read more »

May 14, 2013 Uncategorized 0

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