Sunday, January 25, 2015

Soft Target by Rachel A. Brune {Review}

A while ago I was offered the book featured today for review. I was definitely intrigued by the synopsis so I grabbed my chance to read it. I love thrillers. Well I finally got around to reading it, and I was not disappointed. Check out my review below.

Blurb~

Mark is a cub reporter looking for his big break. Scott is a New York City cop, trying to fit back into his life after a tour of duty in the Middle East. They're about to discover a plot that will bring the city to its knees.

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My Review~

Life after the Middle East isn't as easy as it used to be for veteran New York City cop, Scott. Where he once easily adjusted, he now sees threats. Sleep is a thing of the past and he is itching for a fight. Then you have Mark. The cub reporter looking for a story with teeth. Even if he has to chase glimmers of hope or become the story. Mark wants to report real news and when he thinks he's found it, no one will listen. So he takes it to Scott, the man who busted him in an attempt to make news history. 

But Scott has his own problems. Relegated to working terrorist research Scott has to be on his best behavior or it's permanent retirement. Little does Scott know Mark is relentless. Mark won't let the story go, not until Scott agrees to check out the threat. 

At first Scott thinks its nothing, but then he begins to notice the signs. Like Mark, no one will listen to him. He is just a tired soldier seeing threats where there aren't any. So Scott decides to take matters into his own hands with the help of Mark they set out to uncover the truth and what they find will be a threat as big as 9/11.

Soft Target is one of those great suspense thrillers that really hits close to home. The whole story takes place in New York around the memorial of 9/11, the day the country was brought to its knees. Even though it has been years for us (in the real world) the idea of a terrorist threat is very real. It is this that brings this story to a whole new level. From the minute you start reading this story, the suspense and thrill of a threat grips you. 

In Soft Target you are immersed in the world of a soldier. One who has seen many tours of duty and is just struggling to find his place again. We see his struggle, feel it. And get the chance to understand another side of being the hero. Unlike most stories, no one wants to listen to our hero. He isn't the most popular guy, the youngest or the best. He is an average soldier and cop. But he has dedication and an eye for getting to the truth. And like the soldier that he is, he is willing to lay his life on the line to prevent an event that would again see our country on its knees. 

Everything about the story was believable. The characters, which I loved. The terrorist plot and action. There was nothing that made me think, 'yea like that would happen.' Rachel A Brune definitely did her research on this one. 

Soft Target is definitely a read for suspense and thrill lovers. The feeling of suspense never leaves you in this story. You know something is going to happen, but like Scott and Mark just can't quite put your finger on what. You will cheer for our heroes the entire time, you may even want to smack them a little, but you will totally be enamored by the story. 


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Everlost (Night Watchmen #3) by Candace Knoebel {Cover Reveal}

Happy Friday! Know what I have for your Friday treat?? The cover reveal for book 3 in one of my favorite series! I absolutely love this series and if you haven't started it yet, now is the time because book 1 Evernight is FREE!!!


Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!!!

Everlost by Candace Knoebel
(Night Watchmen #3)
Publication date: Summer 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Blurb~
One truth will unravel them all.
  
Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.
  
At Jaxen’s childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace.
 
 Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they’ve ever known.
Add it to your TBR: Goodreads


About the Author~
Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.
  Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

Find Her: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Losing It: A Collection of VCards {Cover Reveal}

Guess what I've got?? The cover for an awesome collection of new stories and scenes with some of your favorite characters. Yup that's right.

In this collection, 22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love. 


In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

And now on with the reveal!


Coming February 11, 2015
Preorder: Amazon

Stories include excerpts and extended material--ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:

The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
Forged Series by A.O. Peart
The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish



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