Monday, March 31, 2014

No Prince Charming by Angel Payne & Victoria Blue {Cover Reveal}

Today I am excited to share the cover for a brand new series by authors Angel Payne and Victoria Blue! Check this puppy out!

Designed by Parajunkee

“Once upon a time, there was a girl who dressed up and went to a big party at the palace. There, she met a prince. They danced and fell in love…” 
Damn good line. Too bad I don’t believe a word of it anymore.

My name is Claire Montgomery, and I’m not a princess. I’m a fighter. I worked hard to earn my place on the emergency image repair team for one of the biggest public relations companies in the country. We’ve been called to the renowned Chicago headquarters of Stone Global Corporation, where it’s our job to clean up a heap of the Stone family’s filthiest laundry. Our success will be the biggest victory of my career. I’m on my game. I’m ready.

Why doesn’t “ready” include a contingency plan for Killian Stone?
My name is Killian Stone. They call me the “enigma of Miracle Mile,” and that’s the way I like it. Elite tycoons want into my bank account. Their wives and daughters want into my pants. They’ll all do anything for a piece of the enigma—until a crack in the castle is too huge for anyone to ignore. What they all don’t know is that I’m thrilled about the fissure. Their fascination with the scandal means nobody will look at the bigger secret of the Stone family. I’m safe. 
 Until Claire Montgomery walks through my doors. 
 Her honesty, her bravery, her humor…they pull me in, a prism against the gray walls of my tower. I’m captivated. For the very first time, I long to shed the enigma. To share my secret. But what the hell will that get me? Even if she fits the slipper I offer…I’m no Prince Charming.

About the Authors~
Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!

Find Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Hi there. I’m Angel: book lover, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek, shoe addict, coffee-aholic, and occasional vinophile, too.

I’ve been hooked on books since I was a kid but it all got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances—-the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer-type manliness surrounded me, certainly didn’t help to assuage the need for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed, though my path toward erotic romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets…backstage passes…that was sort of a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, and a very, very bad try at a Young Adult novel (don’t ask; it’s not pretty).

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter and a crazy dog. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.

Find Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter

From the Wreckage by Michele G. Miller {Cover Reveal}

Eep! Today I get to help the incredible and talented author Michele G. Miller reveal the cover of her next series! I have mad love for this author and cannot wait to get my hands on this freaking book!!!

This is the first book in a series that will show you the depths of despair, as well as the hope and faith that come From the Wreckage. Now let's check out the cover!


LOVE! That is all.



About Michele:

Michele is the author of the Coming of Age Fantasy Trilogy The Prophecy of Tyalbrook -

Never Let You Fall, book one (May 2013) and Never Let You Go, book two (Jan 2014) as well as the New Adult Romantic Suspense, Last Call (Oct 2013).
She is currently working on the third book in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series, a Last Call novel and a YA Realistic Fiction that has her super excited!

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter!

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Find Her: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Website | Goodreads 

LUX: CONSEQUENCES (Opal & Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Cover Reveal}

It's cover reveal time!!! So, last time I helped reveal the Lux: Beginnings cover and today I am happy to help reveal the Lux: Consequences cover, the perfect counterpart! Check it out...

Releases June 3, 2014

What do you think of that cover??? Love seeing Katy on it.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?  
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Blurb Lux: Beginnings~
Obsidian  There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Onyx  Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? 

Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the Author~
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Her: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Saturday, March 29, 2014

February Lover by Rebecca Royce {Blog Tour: Review}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Title: February Lover
Author: Rebecca Royce
Series: Calendar Men (#2) {A Multi Authored Series}
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing
Release Date: February 2014
Editions/Formats Will Be Available In:  eBook & Print

Aidan Roux fled New Orleans fifteen years ago, leaving behind a woman he loved. Planning to keep it light because he has no intentions of sticking around, he’s caught off guard by his mother’s health crisis. Forced to stay, he challenges Stacey to be his lover for February with no expectations of anything else.
Stacey never stopped wanting Aidan, but she’s not a girl anymore and she meets his proposition with one of her own. A hero, just back from Afghanistan, he’s the perfect guy for her calendar contest. If he wants her in his bed, he’ll pose for her camera.
Stacey and Aidan seem made for each other—but old hurts cannot be forgotten and love isn’t always enough…
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My Review

Aidan ran from New Orleans at the age of 20, his life was broken and beaten and he needed something new. So, he joined the military. Now fifteen years later he returns home a success and finds that some desires never die, no matter the distance or the time. 

In February Lover Aidan returns home to New Orleans as a promise to his mother, with the sole intention of leaving after a week, but when he learns of his mother's health problems he vows to stay for the remainder of the month to help take care of her. Aidan's decision to stay was based on more than his mother's health problems, seeing Stacey again brought back all the desires from his past. 

And now Aidan is determined to have Stacey as his lover for the entire month, determined to show her that he is indeed all grown up. 

February Lover was definitely an explosive, steamy read that left my kindle sizzling. Though February Lover was short it was full of emotion and was a wild ride. The characters were easy to relate to and easy to fall for, or swoon over. And Aidan was definitely hot and made this a swoon worthy read. 

February Lover was a fun, quick read, just right for a pick me up. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer. I would really love to get to know these characters in a longer book. 

About the Author~
As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.
I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. We live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I've been told I'm a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
I'd love to hear from you!

Find Her: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Google Plus | Facebook

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Declaration by Rachel Wade {Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway}

Preservation Series by Rachael Wade
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis book 1:
Fear is sabotage’s sweetest weapon.

Kate has no time for meaningless romantic charades, and definitely no time for hot college professors who are full of themselves and smitten with her. Constantly battling eviction notices, tuition she can’t afford, and a sick, dependent mother, the last thing she needs is to be distracted with someone else’s complicated baggage.

When she stumbles into Ryan Campbell’s creative writing class, he is only “Mr. Campbell” to her, until Ryan finds himself captivated by her writing and she is forced to face their mutual attraction. His cocky know-it-all syndrome is enough to send her running in the other direction, and his posse of female admirers and playboy reputation are enough to squander any odds in her favor.

But underneath Ryan’s abrasive facade is something to behold, and she can’t stay away for long. Ryan and Kate must decide who they’re willing to become and fight against their former selves if they want to make things work. That’s if academia, vicious vixens, old skeletons, and their own mastery at self-destruction don’t pummel their efforts first.
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis book 2:
A sequel to the Amazon bestselling romance, Preservation, told from Ryan’s point of view.

Old Habits Die Hard.

Ryan Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he’s also become Seattle’s rising literary star. Sitting on the overwhelming cusp of newfound fame, he learns soon enough that being popular has its downside.

Attracted to the buzz surrounding his new career, former lovers begin to creep back into his life, and potential ones emerge with enticing advances. While he works to juggle reserved, yet stressful, wedding plans with Kate and his new public image, he has enough to manage without worrying about Carter and Dean—Kate’s loveable albeit eccentric friends—and their latest shenanigans.

Surrounded by a lifestyle that includes temptation at every turn, Ryan finds himself immersed in a world full of scandal and lies, where his oldest weaknesses thrive and his ghosts return to haunt him. Questioning whether his life with Kate is his best path, he must discover if he’s still capable of being the man he aspired to be when she first became his, or if happily ever after is only an illusion.
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*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis book 3:
Featuring characters from Love and Relativity.

Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.

The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave, convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he wants.

It might be time to make a declaration.

Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My Review

Carter needs a change. All the reasons he's stayed in Seattle don't fly anymore. Everyone moved on, found new things while Carter was still just Carter. Desperate for a change he runs to a small ocean side town in Florida. He doesn't know what he's going to do once he get's there, but he knows that he is determined to leave his baggage in his past, especially one Kate Parker. 

After having his heart stomped on again and again in the first two books of the Preservation Series it was about dang time that the sweet, best friend, Carter got his own story! From the beginning of this series I was rooting for Carter. That secret deep down side of me wanted him to be with Kate. Oh yes Ryan is hotter than hell, but Carter was the best friend. The guy that was always there to pick up the pieces, the guy that Kate didn't know she needed. The guy I secretly rooted for while I prayed that Kate and Ryan worked it out. Luckily for us Rachel Wade knows better than me and broke Carter's heart and sent him fleeing to Florida, where I can honestly say I fell even more in love with Carter. 

In Declaration Carter no longer has his friends to lean on to help him figure out the path his life should lead. It's just him and never ending beaches. But Carter is smart and he quickly falls in step with the sunny life of Florida. Things fell in place pretty quickly for Carter, friends, a job, and a place to stay, but no matter how good things seemed to be on the surface; Carter still felt like he had a hole in his heart. 

Kate messed him up pretty freaking good. But Kate wasn't his only problem and it took him moving to Florida to really figure it out. Being in Florida not only brought more sun to Carter's world, it shined a light on the truth of what Carter was running from. In Declaration we see Carter struggle with who he was, who his thinks he is and who he wants to be. We see him grow from the boy next door, to a man ready to take charge of his life. Sure it's not all sunshine and beaches, but Carter is Carter and his disposition is amazing. 

I was in love with Carter before I read Declaration but now I see Carter in an entirely different light. I realized that in the first two books we really got a small side of one well rounded and incredibly adorable and sexy Carter. In Declaration we see all of Carter and if you don't fall even more in love with him in this book then there is something seriously wrong with you. 

Declaration was a sweet read that drew me in like a rainbow after it rains. I settled in, got nice and cozy and wanted to live there. Rachel Wade did such an amazing job of giving Carter and all the characters in this story a voice. Each character was full of life. It was like talking with my friends as I read this book. Words flowed easily, the story flowed easily everything was just perfect. I could devour a book by Rachel Wade everyday. That's how easy it is to get into her stories. These stories are written with heart and soul, Rachel Wade is on those pages and I gladly soaked it in. 

Open to US and Canada:
--a Declaration guitar pick necklace, and an e-book copy of Declaration

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{Cover Reveal Sign-Up} Guided by Danielle Young

I wrote a book. There I said it. It has been a very exhilarating and nerve racking experience, one that I know is only beginning. Now comes a whole other mountain of worries, but I have decided to bite the bullet and put my book out there for the world to see.

And that's where you come in. Now that I am ready to take the leap I need help sharing my cover. And I will take any help you can offer, even if it's just a tweet. The cover reveal will be April 6th.

Guided is a YA Paranormal that is the first book in The Jade Ring Series. I don't really know how many books will be in this series, I figured I would let my characters dictate that, but once I know you will know. Want to know what the book is about??? How about a blurb? This is the first time I have revealed the blurb... here goes nothing.

Guided Book Blurb~
Jo’s life is in danger. And she doesn’t even know it.

A descendant from one of the worlds most powerful Wiccan families, she is hunted by a powerful warlock desperate to destroy her family line.

Kept in the dark, it isn’t until she comes of age and her powers awaken that Jo is made aware of the danger she’s in.

GUIDED by her Angel protector, and best friends, Jo will have to learn to harness her powers before she loses everything.

Want to help me reveal my cover to the world? Fill out the below Google doc

~Thanks for taking this journey with me! ~

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Awaken by Kristen Day {Release Day Blitz}

Daughters of the Sea Book #2
By Kristen Day

The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Soul of a Warrior by Denna Holm {Blog Tour: Review}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Title: Soul of a Warrior
Author: Denna Holm
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Release Date: Nov 20 2013
Edition/ Formats Available In: eBook & Print

An act of vengeance leaves three friends and their tabby cat abandoned on a hostile alien world.
Kimi Wicker learns the hard way what it means to have the rug jerked out from under her.  It takes on a whole new meaning when the rug being jerked is Earth and she’s no longer standing on it.
Soul of a Warrior is a science fiction romance that sends Kimi, her two closest friends and a beloved cat on an incredible journey to the planet of Lavina.  Kidnapped by a stranger, they must endure the agony of having their bodies stripped down to pure energy, attached to a beam of light and whisked across the cosmos. Abandoned on this beautiful but treacherous world with no weapons and little information, they face the daunting task of trying to find a way back home again.

Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

My Review

In one night Kimi's world is changed forever. Taken from the life she has always known and thrust into a world where fantasy is indeed reality, Kimi and her friends must learn to navigate the treacherous lands or lose their lives. 

On the night that Kimi is taken she discovers that there is more to this world then she ever thought possible. She learns that there are in fact other planet's and that aliens really do exist. With this startling discovery is also the truth of who she is. At first Kimi wants to fight it, but with the help of an alien she begins to accept who she is, but before she can fully grasp her new life she is kidnapped and thrust onto an unknown world. Being on a strange planet isn't enough torture for the stranger who kidnaps her, oh no, he has much deeper and more ruthless plans for her. He's going to use her and her true self to seek vengeance for a wrong done to him long ago. He awakens what lives inside Kimi and leaves her to not only navigate a strange planet and the dangers that lurk there, but also the dangers that lurk within her. 

Soul of a Warrior is indeed a complex story, we have the story of Kimi and her friends and the story of those that swear to save her, Denna Holm tells these stories side by side with grace and power. She seamlessly blends the world that we know, the truths that we know with the incredible world of fantasy, bringing to life worlds that can only exist in our dreams. There isn't much I can say about the actual story as much of it is a spoiler, but I can say that I take my hat off to Denna Holm and her spin on both the vampire and werewolf! Soul of a Warrior was definitely a refreshing read! 

When I started Soul of a Warrior I was quickly absorbed in the tale and became desperate to unravel the mystery of each of the characters. Each character was crafted with the story in mind and I fell in love with each of them, including the side characters and the enemies. Denna Holm did a great job breathing life into her characters making them well rounded and believable. She humanized the bad guy and made me see him from a different perspective. Suddenly I found myself wanting mercy for this guy. Yes he is wicked and yes he has done wrong, did do wrong, but he is also a man hurting, a man in pain. For that I prayed for mercy. 

Soul of a Warrior is a story that will take you on a journey to other worlds and bring you creatures that will make you quiver with fear and delight. It fulfills the thirst you have for love, adventure, magic, humor, mystery and supernatural, all in one book. And if you really like the color purple, there is a special place just for you in this book ;) when you read it all will be known. So, I say take an adventure and walk on the side of the unknown and read Soul of a Warrior

About the Author~
A retired FEI competitor in dressage, she earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medals.  At the age of thirty she took a chance and stepped out of her comfort zone, entering the exciting new world of dressage. It’s not a move she ever regretted. In the end she believes much of her western training helped her build a closer working relationship with her dressage partner, a thoroughbred racetrack reject named Oregon Sunshine.
After Denna retired from training and showing horses, she turned her full attention to her second passion, writing novels in paranormal and science fiction romance. She was able to use the unique personalities of her many wonderful students to help bring life to her characters. Denna and her husband Lee make their home in the beautiful State of Oregon with their two loyal German shepherds and three spoiled cats. Animals are given a special part in her novels, their offer of unconditional love a lifeline in this oftentimes difficult world.
Find Her: Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Website 

Lux: Begninnings (Obsidian & Onyx) by Jennifer L. Armentrout {Cover Reveal & Giveaway}

**Today I am very happy to be able to participate in a wonderful cover reveal for the Lux Series. I have some mad love for Daemon Black and his creator Jennifer L. Armentrout! And I have great love for this awesome cover! What do you think???

Release Date: June 3, 2014
There's an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he's hot...until he opens his mouth. He's infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the Author~
 # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
Find Her: Twitter | Facebook | Website


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Never Let You Go by Michele G. Miller {Review}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future…

The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I still remembered the warning: “Be careful, my Princess…you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”

I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?

A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves…
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart…
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all…

The journey continues in Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.

Helpful Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My Review

There really isn't much I can say about this book that isn't a spoiler in one way or another. But here is what I can tell you about the story (besides that it's freaking awesome), at the end of Never Let You Fall we know Skye sneaks off to face the new king on her own. Leaving Xander to fear for her life. Xander doesn't give up easily and gives chase as soon as he realizes what danger she's put herself in... and danger is exactly what she get's. But it is not just the danger of losing her life and her kingdom that she has to fight, she also has to fight the danger of losing her heart.

From the second I picked up Never Let You Go I was sucked in to the story of Xander and Skye, instantly pissed at Skye for her decision to leave without her guardian... and within the first few pages I was yelling at my kindle telling Skye that she was being stupid and that she needed to turn her butt around and go back to the safe arms of Xander. But I know she won't do that, it would be too easy and Skye is stubborn. Oh sure she leaves for the right reasons, to protect the ones she loves, but that doesn't make me want to smack her any less. And when her life is put in danger I quickly reminded Skye that she should have listened to me. (But you know, it's a book and she can't hear me so... it was basically me just yelling at my kindle... A LOT!)

By the end of the first ten chapters I was questioning everything that I thought I knew about the story. Like Skye I was confused and wondering which side was truly right and which side I should trust. Luckily we figure that out, but not before wicked wreaks havoc on Skye, her heart and mine. Never Let You Go was one huge emotional mountain after another. Every time I thought my heart was going to get a break, Michele G. Miller went and did something to trip me up. No matter how much I sat staring at my kindle bleary eyed, crying no, no, no, no, like a broken record I loved this story. I needed this story. I needed the characters. Skye's independence and stubbornness. Xander's dependability and pure intent. While I also needed the thirst to hate. I needed to be able to take my anger out on someone in this book and Michele G. Miller definitely gave me that. In fact she gave me quite a few people to hate. Although one I love to hate. I'm sure a lot of people love him, but as a dedicated fan of a certain hot and sexy guardian I cannot betray my heart. Oh sure he is fine and all, strong, loyal, trustworthy.... and all that but he is no XANDER plain and simple. (I know you are all looking at my like I've lost it, but trust me when you read this book it will all fall into place and you will realize the love hate thing).

During the crazy ride of Never Let You Go we learn quite a bit about our wonderful characters. Wonderful things... things that I definitely didn't expect (yea that happens a lot), we see each of the characters grow and face struggles and trials that test who they are and shape who they will forever become. Shocking truths are revealed, secrets are kept, and decisions are made that will impact the very future of every person in Tyalbrook. I still can't get over how topsy turvy this story was. Michele G. Miller really did keep me and my heart guessing until the very end. 

Never Let You Go was and simply is beautiful! It made me question everything I thought I wanted, I knew. It had me tied in knots, it made me cry... A LOT, it made me yell, hate, love, and it left me in total shock! There was no way that I saw that ending coming, no freaking way! The road that this story is headed down is going to be a very twisted and bumpy one indeed. I for one am going to buy a ticket, buckle up and just hang on for the wild ride. Won't you join me in this adventure???

“When everything is crazy, when people are dying, prophecies are being told, friends are becoming enemies and enemies are becoming friends…this is our beacon.” (kindle, loc 4047).

*Sigh* Yea that pretty much sums up this quote for me. I love this moment... and the moment that happens immediately before it, but I can't show you that one. But I think this is a nice tease, don't you want to know what this quote is in reference to? It will knock your socks off!

{Blog Tour} Through the Oracle's Mist by Aedan Byrnes {Spotlight}

Title- Through The Oracle’s Mist
Series- Vengelys Series #1
By- Aedan Byrnes
Genre- Historical Paranormal Romance
Published By- Drake Valley Press USA

In the blackest night, with the moon and stars to guide him, she would always be there waiting…
Cyrenna thought she died the day she watched Tynan and his brothers jump through the banishment portal in an act of solidarity with Rigor. Little did she know, it would be the first of many deaths she would experience in her quest to claim his heart. She would surrender not only her immortal soul, but a mortal one repeatedly. Through a deal with the great Oracle, she has multiple mortal lifetimes to change the direction of her future and have a chance with Tynan.
Her journey spans the ages from the GenPei War in Japan and the Silk Road west, to Cromwell, the Three Kingdoms and modern times, bringing her one step closer to forever until she makes a misstep. Then, the burden falls to Tynan. The only thing that is absolute is her fervent hope that he will come, but there’s one big problem.

Through it all, he doesn’t so much as know her name.

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We landed on a hard stretch of land with a thump, a squish, a crack, a growl, and a hard exhale. Most of that I think was Dom who landed first and under the rest of us, but I’m sure we each contributed. He’s not a half bad cushion. True to our training we landed and rolled, jumping up into fighting form immediately. With no one else around, we launched on one another. The snarling and the sounds of punches landing echoed back to us, bouncing off the walls that encircled us that we had yet to notice. We were warriors born, bred and trained. We were also brothers, so the fighting went on until fewer of us could stand than not. Though most of us were down, physically drained from the exchanges, our mouths were still in prime fighting form and the verbal bickering and bashing continued long after the beat downs had stopped.

Ass, true to his nature, started in on Rigor with a relentless verbal assault blaming him for everything and anything that came to mind. Probably, a few that didn’t. Rigor, unlike himself, seemed to take it all and not say much. He was as aware as the rest of us that our current situation was largely his fault. Only when Ass stopped to take a breath did Rigor interject.

“You know, you didn’t have to come.”

“As if I had a fucking choice ya big blow hard. ‘Remember the pact, remember the pact…’ you were like a damn Edrin bird anytime we came to high house. ‘Remember the pact and Kyrna don’t shift.’”

Lone, Dom and I looked at each other. I could tell we were all thinking Ass had done a fair impression, though of Rigor or the Edrin we weren’t going to offer opinion. Deno was notoriously quiet. Killer was too. Looking at him, he was fighting his own battle half in and half out of a shift. Good thing to know that we hadn’t lost that ability on our way here. Where here was remained a mystery.

Only after we had wound out of our want to continue the bashing did the situation really sink in. Sitting amongst my brothers in a place that I had yet to notice, I was overcome with the foreign sense of being lost.

I had seen her. The one match to my immortal soul had been revealed and there was nothing I could do about it. I wonder what she is. She was obviously not like my brothers and I. I wonder if, like me, she saw my other form and knew in that moment she had gained and lost it all by my choice without her getting so much as a vote. Her tear had tracked from luminous, but frightened eyes so wide I think I could have seen the flecks in the amber if I’d had a moment longer to look. Her voice was a symphony in the only word she uttered, ‘No.’

I found myself imagining all that might have been, now that it would never be, and for a moment, second guessing my allegiance to my brothers. If I had known the cost first, would I have jumped? Of course I would have.

About the Author~
There is no simple description for Aedan Byrnes. Obsessive, dreamer, reclusive, compulsive, outdoorsman and wordsmith would be among the list if one were started. The displaced Gael lives in the upper Midwest with family between jaunts wherever the road takes him. A frequent traveler, he is as likely to be found rock climbing or spelunking as sitting fireside dreaming or aimlessly floating away.
  A lifelong lover of words and writing, he claims a diverse reading appetite and his writing reflects the myriad influences. A self-proclaimed 'reader's writer', he looks for the emotional and the sensory in word combinations, not just the visceral comprehension of phrases in the stories he crafts and his love of all things literary shines through.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Uprising by Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons {Cover Reveal & Giveaway}

**Boy do I have a treat for you today... today I get the great pleasure of helping two very awesome bloggers... yes bloggers... reveal the cover of their FIRST book on the blog!!! These awesome bloggers happen to be the owners of the above little Blog Tour Company. They were one of my first companies and I am so proud of them and happy for them in this amazing moment!!!

The Dolan Prophecies Series Book #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Expected Publication Date- April 18th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian

The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction.

But a resistance is coming…

Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?