Monday, September 30, 2013

Immortal Heart Book Release Blast

Hey, guess what? An awesome book has arrived in the world of books. A prequel to the Few Are Angels Series, a series that quickly captured my heart. A series that has given me Kale, a swoon worthy Chory (vampire) that I can't get enough of. Read this book and you will see why.

Immortal Heart
Few Are Angels Book # 3 (Prequel)
By-Inger Iversen
Expected Publication Date- September 30th, 2013
Genre-New Adult/Mature YA-*Contains sexual content* 

More than a century after the tragedy of Hélène's death and before Ella found Kale bruised and broken on her doorstep, Kale moved through the world in a haze of personal punishment allowing it to consume him. Until his friend, Detective Deacon, a newly infected Chorý calls on him for a favor. 

In this prequel to the Few Are Angels series, Kale is thrown into a world of human blood trafficking and is introduced to a Chorý that offers him a chance at happiness— in blood.
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo

Sunday, September 29, 2013

{Steven Luna's Street Team} steven's lunatics sign-up

Today is a special day because today I am helping author Steven Luna launch his all new Street Team, 'steven's lunatics.' Now all his fans can join an elite team to help spread the word of his great work and overall awesomeness! Haven't heard of a street team before? Then make sure you read through this post for the details. 

steven's lunatics

Steven Luna is a writer of life. Through magical words he weaves stories that warm the heart and touch the soul, all with a side of humor. He has given us a different side of vampires, baring their soul (if they had one) and struggles for all the world to see, and has given us a look at how music can save the soul. There are definitely more incredible things to come from him, and we want you to be a part of all the upcoming awesome.

Join steven’s lunatics and help spread the word on all of Steven Luna’s past, current and future work.

As a ‘lunatic’ you can expect to receive some pretty wonderful incentives that are sure to make all your reader friends jealous.

The first 25 members will receive:
E-copies of Song from the Phenomenal Nothing (On either Kindle or Nook; must review on Amazon, B&N, or Goodreads)

All members will receive:
An exclusive newsletter with:
            Written content available nowhere else
            Early word of upcoming events and releases
            Special drawings, promos and opportunities
A free copy of the 2013 holiday story, tentatively titled Present Tense
An exclusive sneak peek of Joe Vampire: The New Paranormal
Cover design previews for upcoming books
Entry for future drawings for electronic copies and signed paperback copies of the books
Many other opportunities exclusive to the lunatics

And all you have to do to receive these lovely incentives is agree to answer the call to spread the word of author Steven Luna and all his amazing works. This may include, but is not limited to, cover reveals, release events, sales and promotions.

So, want to be a part of the elite awesomeness? All you have to do is fill out the sign-up form below and we will get back to you shortly.

Steven Luna was relatively quiet when he was born, but that all changed once he learned to speak. Now? Good luck getting him to shut up. He's not known for giving straight answers, but no one listens much to him anyway, so it all evens out. He's hard at work on his next big novel...but really, aren't we all?

Find Him: Goodreads | Website | Joe Vampire

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: All in the Name of Love by Margaret Taylor

All In The Name of Love
*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Prominent LA Lawyer, Adrian Hoyle, never knew meeting the hot Hollywood actor, Devon Varick, would be dangerous to her health. But the night she does, everything in her life changes...

Now, after barely surviving a bomb meant to just scare her, she's on the run from an Italian Crime Boss, falling head over heels in love with a handsome actor that should not even be interested in frumpy old her and about to question everything she holds dear.

Join Devon and Adrian in this Action Adventure Contemporary Romance as they fight off the Mob, uncover secrets worth dying for and make the ultimate sacrifice to answer the question, how far would you go, All In The Name Of Love...
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Website

My Review

Adrian is your average big shot lawyer in L.A., she works too much, is a target of poor losers and in love with one hot Hollywood actor Devon Varick. Like every red blooded woman, Adrian has fantasized about one Devon Varick, more than a time or two, but when her fantasy becomes a reality she doesn't know what to do. Can he possibly have feelings for her, is he being honest, can she trust him, is he the cause of all her troubles, and do his feelings come out of guilt? All questions that race through Adrian's mind, all questions she can't answer until their very lives are put in danger and even then she doesn't know if she can trust those feelings.

Adrian is stubborn, talented, works incredibly too hard and doesn't recognize a good thing when she see's one. A tiger in the court room, but incredibly shy in life, she buries herself in her work to distract herself from her lack of personal life. And when real life comes knocking in the form of her Hollywood fantasy Devon Varick she doesn't quite know how to react.

Devon is also a workaholic, but he also knows how to have fun. An action star with looks to kill, Devon can't get fiesty Adrian Hoyle out of his head. She is the one woman who told him no, the one woman he couldn't have and the one woman he chased.

Then all hell breaks lose. Adrian becomes the target of a local mafia family, as her life is threatened and her world is turned upside down one person is always there, Devon, the last person she thought would be there for her. But with all the threats on her life and Devon's quick feelings, Adrian can't help but question the legitimacy of them.

I will admit when I first started All in the Name of Love I was in love. But it seemed that the more I read it, the more I seemed to get irritated with the story. First of all I think Devon fell for Adrian too quickly. But I can get over that, it was the actual story that kind of had me mad. I enjoyed the action and the overall idea of the story and what Margaret Taylor was trying to convey, but I think that some of the story was just a little unbelievable. I couldn't quite figure out exactly why Adrian became a target, okay, I take that back, I know the main reason that led to her becoming a target. What I don't really understand is the reason and explanation for Adrian and Devon being thrown together. To be honest the whole explanation sort of confused me and left me saying, how in the hell? (I can't tell you exactly what that is in reference to, because that would give away major plot points. So you will have to read it.) All in all it left me rather confused and disappointed.

And who knows, maybe you will like it and that aspect of the story won't drive you crazy. Either way you really need to decide for yourself.

All in the Name of Love has fun characters that were easy to love, with the beginnings of a story that has the potential to be amazing. I just didn't enjoy the way the story unfolded.

"You're a man, and as much as you'd like to think otherwise, you're not a superhero. Men fail, my friend, men have feelings, and most of all, men especially you." he said, punctuating his words with a poke of his chest, "are bull-headed idiots." (kindle, loc. 1391).

I chose this moment because I think that it is a wonderful moment that involves the subtle reminder that Devon is not superman. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Cover Revamp Reveal: Untethered by Katie Hayoz

Title: Untethered
Author: Katie Hayoz
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Sylvie isn’t comfortable in her own skin. In fact, there are times she can’t even manage to stay inside it. But if there is one thing she’s sure of, it’s her love for Kevin Phillips. She’s willing to stake everything on it –her family, her friends, and possibly her soul. 
Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever. But everything is turned around when the boy Sylvie’s loved since fifth grade falls for Cassie. Devastated, Sylvie intends to get Kevin by any means possible, even if it involves treachery, deceit, and the dark side of astral projection. She is positive her plans will give her what she wants, but she doesn’t count on it all spiraling out of control.  Untethered explores the intoxicating and dangerous world of jealousy and obsession when coupled with paranormal ability. Finalist in Mslexia novel competition.
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Website

My Opinion
I have to say that cover is pretty freaking awesome! It oozes magic and beauty and has a real essence of eerie calm to it. It definitely makes me want to look inside.

About Katie:

Katie grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where she acquired an irreversible nasal twang and an addiction for books with a slightly dark edge. She now lives in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, two daughters, and a very fuzzy cat. She has been an avid reader of YA fiction for years. While she has a penchant for the paranormal, she devours a range of books -- along with popcorn and black licorice. She consumes all three in large quantities. Luckily, the books don't stay on her hips. 

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