Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writing a Wrong (A Write Stuff Novel) by Tiffany King {Cover Reveal}

From USA Today Bestselling Author Tiffany King comes the continuing story of Nicole and Alec.


I love author Tiffany King and am always excited to help out when she has anything in the works. And today I am happy to take part in her cover reveal for Writing a Wrong. I am loving this cover. It is so adorable. Book 1, The Write Stuff is on sale for $1.99 in honor of the cover reveal!!! So go pick it up won't you!

WRITING A WRONG
Available Dec. 1, 2014

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What comes next, once your happily ever after has been written?
  Real life.
  Nicole and Alec are doing their best to live the HEA she's been dreaming for and writing about in her books. The problem is she's been coping with her newly achieved success as an author and the responsibilities that are transitioning her away from the introverted life she prefers. He's neck deep in medical school and stuck at the hospital almost every waking hour.
  Something's got to give.
  Sometimes, what looks like happily ever after from the start can become something entirely different on the other side.  Finding time together can be a challenge, but Nicole and Alec seem to have things figured out. That is, until Nicole's publisher sends her on an extended book tour for her upcoming release, putting an unexpected strain on their relationship. When Alec begins hanging out with his ex, who also happens to be the mother of his little girl, Nicole can't help feeling that maybe her ever after is about to turn into a never mind.
  Things turn from bad to worse when Nicole is faced with what she perceives as betrayal, leaving the door open to Greg, her new public relations rep who is more than willing to offer up a shoulder to dump her woes on. Betrayal can be a two-way street and Nicole must now decide which way the story goes from here.
  Writing a happily ever after was so much easier than actually living one 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ramphyr {Sagas of Di'Ghon Book 2) by J. Lawrence {Review}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Blurb~
THE CODE WILLS.
EVERY EMPIRE DEMANDS CRIMSON.
ANCIENT EVIL TWISTS THE BLOODBORN OF ONTAR.
  Lars Telazno told Thaniel that wielding the Jen’Ghon before he’d been trained could be disastrous. He’d even warned him that he could hurt the people he loved.
  Thaniel was born headstrong...
  Join Thaniel and his friends, as he learns that the chains forged in the crucible of regret weigh the most—and that monsters don’t die that easily, especially when...
  They are Ramphyr.

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My Review~

Okay, I don't know really where to start with this one. Book 1 Inborn left things so crazy and up in the air I knew this one was going to blow me out of the water. And boy was I right. From the very first line, Ramphyr had me on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. Even though it had been quite some time since I had gotten to read the first book, all the vivid amazing details came back to me in one fell swoop once I picked up this book. All thanks to J. Lawrence's ability to completely immerse me in his world. And the world of Di'Ghon is definitely not something one can easily forget. 

In book 1 the story was just beginning. The ground work being laid, but in Ramphyr the story really takes off. It is full of incredible action, amazing magic, majestic creatures, and baddies that make vampires look like cupcakes. Seriously, Ramphyr has it all. 

But it's not just the storyline that gets me with this tale. Oh no, it's the characters too. J. Lawrence takes time to develop every character that graces the page of this story to the point where you understand every side of the story. Even the sides you may not really want to understand. It really gives you a birds eye view of what's going on. And it helps you fall in love with the characters. I don't know exactly what it is about the characters in this story, but I found them all easy to get attached to. Well except for this one character, where instead of being attached to him I would like to see his head detached from his body... but anyways, I love all the other characters. J. Lawrence does a great job of showing you all the many sides to his characters, making it easy to connect with them. He also allows you to see all the sides of a character. From their strengths, loves, kindnesses, weaknesses, and faults. Simply put, I love it.

I really loved this entire story. J. Lawrence did a great job taking the story of Thaniel and growing it and expanding it. He left my jaw on the floor more than a time or two, made me yell at my kindle and left me in a constant state of shock as the story took one turn after another. And the ending... well the ending was just enough to not make me want to kill J. Lawrence, but yet it left my mind reeling. I was definitely in shock at the end of this one... again. No surprise. With the second book being this explosive I can only imagine the bombs that will go off in book 3!

Ramphyr was a great story from start to finish. It was easy to read and get lost in. It really has everything that a fantasy book has to offer. Magic, action... lots of action, dragons, creatures, magic, action, love, action... and oh, have I mentioned action and magic? Yea it definitely has those. It is an absolute must read. 


"Tristan was a soldier, first and foremost. His destiny lay on the other side of a field of blades and blood." (Kindle, loc. 2577)

This line couldn't be more accurate. Tristan is this amazing assassin that definitely takes no crap and deals a lot of hurt at the tip of his blades. 



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Between the Stars and Sky by David James {Blog Tour: Review}


*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

SYNOPSIS: 
"In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 


But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 


For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."
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~My Review~

Between the Stars and Sky completely took me by surprise in the best way possible. I don't know exactly what I expected, but it definitely wasn't the magic that I found between the pages. 

From the very beginning the story of Jackson Grant was poetry. As a reader I was completely immersed in a world where words flowed from the page like water through a stream. But it was more than just poetry. Because I have never read a poem that tells a story quite the way that Between the Stars and Sky did. The story never flowed too fast or too slow, instead it had perfect rhythm. A rhythm that was easy to get lost in. 

The way David James wrote this story made every feeling and emotion bleed off the page. I felt for both Jackson and Sarah as their stories crossed. Each of them were suffering in their own ways, in ways that only each other could recognize. 

Between the Stars and Sky was not your typical story. It wasn't told with every detail given from either character or a narrator. Instead the story was written as a poem with the details left up to the reader. David James gave the reader the ability to draw their own conclusions about most of the story. And it was something I thoroughly enjoyed. If I had to make any complaint about the story, it was that it was just too short. 

Between the Stars and Sky is a story of loss, sorrow, being broken, and coming back. A story that you can feel as you read. Many have suffered what Jackson suffers. It is a pain very real. In the face of loss it is easy to lose yourself, in Between the Stars and Sky you get to go on a journey of discovery. One that will build you up and help you see that there is always more out there. That there truly is light after the dark. 

Simply put, Between Stars and Sky is a one of a kind story that will take your breath away.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at djamesauthor.blogspot.com and facebook at facebook.com/djamesauthor to learn more about his novels.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Everlasting (Night Watchmen #1) by Candace Knoebel {Blog Tour: Top Ten & Giveaway}


Today I get to spotlight an awesome book and author. And when I say awesome, I really mean it. I am in love with this series, well maybe it's one of the main characters Jaxen that I'm in love with, but after you read this book you will completely agree with me. And I today author Candace Knoebel is sharing 10, yes 10 facts about my favorite Night Watchmen, Jaxen. So hold the drool ladies and prepare yourselves.

Blurb~
What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?


The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.


But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.


Thrown into training and separated from her friends, Faye must learn to adjust. She struggles to find her place within the Coven, and with Jaxen Gramm, the darkly handsome and extremely unnerving man assigned to watch and protect her. Emotions run high, and when she discovers a deadly secret about him, her struggles deepen. As corruption within the Coven begins to unravel, Faye pieces together her role in saving the future of her people, and within Jaxen’s life...but will the truth save her, or be her undoing?

Helpful Links: Amazon | Goodreads

And without further ado, 10 facts about Jaxen!!! *squee*

"Top Ten Facts about Jaxen? Something we wouldn't know from reading the book.”

So you want to know more about the mysterious and somewhat infuriating Jaxen Gramm, ladies? Well, today is your lucky day since I’ve got him in the hot seat, ready to spew some interesting facts about himself that you might not know about.

Fact #1- He likes to collect superhero figurines. He had a large collection up until his father died and his mother left them. Now, they’re kept at his grandmother’s house in a box up in the attic.

Fact #2- He likes to read. Anything and everything, fiction and non-fiction, especially if it’s about something that he’s interested in. Gavin used to pick on him when they were little because he was always curled up in a corner reading when their parents were out hunting.

Fact #3- He looked for, and almost found his mother. He caught wind of a rumor right before he was caught up with Faye’s parents that she was living near Salem, Oregon, which is where his family Manor is located. He was never able to follow the lead because of his assignment with Mack.

Fact #4-  On the anniversary of the day his father died and his mother left, he takes a shot of whiskey in his room in total darkness.

Fact #5- If not for the curse, he would want to settle down and have three kids. He’s always loved children, he just doesn’t want to bring them into the world, only to lose a parent like he did.

Fact #6- Every year on his birthday, Gavin gives him a pocketknife as a gift. And every year, he puts last year’s knife in the box with his superhero figurines so he can make use of the new one.

Fact #7- His dream job would be owning a fishing boat and making a living off chasing the different open seasons.

Fact #8- The only thing he’s ever failed completely in was home-ec. He can’t cook to save his life.

Fact #9- Out of the many girlfriends he’s had in the past, none of them has ever made it past the two-week mark. None except Faye.

Fact #10- He turned down the chance to enter an art competition for a scholarship in high school because he had his heart set on being a Night Watchmen, so he could uncover the truth behind his father’s death and his mother’s disappearance. The last day of high school was the last day he opened his sketch book. What he drew was a  little boy staring at a dark forest with creepy eyes, reaching out to something you can’t quite see.

This just makes me love Jaxen that much more! *sigh*

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.

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