Wednesday, October 07, 2015

See You Soon Broadway Book Blast + $50 Giveaway

 This sounds like a great story with a touch of fantasy in it! It's in my TBR! ~R

see you soon broadway

See You Soon Broadway by Melissa Baldwin

Maris Forrester has a wonderful life with an amazing boyfriend and a fulfilling job. She’s happy and content . . . or so she thinks. Maris has always had huge dreams of being on Broadway. Ever since her very first performance as a child, she has envisioned herself on the stage under the shining lights. Now she has to decide whether she should to give up her wonderful life to chase those dreams.

When her parents announce they are moving, she comes across a long-lost family treasure. She doesn’t realize that this treasure may hold the key to her future and to all her dreams coming true.

And if that wasn’t sign enough, a mysterious stranger throws another wrench in the mix at a dazzling rooftop party benefiting the Arts. These could be signs of things to come.

But will she remain content in her perfect world, or will she step into the unknown world she has always dreamed of?

Praise for the Book
As soon as I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It was a really pleasant reading, fresh, funny, witty, very well written with a great peace and lovable characters.

I enjoyed reading See You Soon Broadway. In fact, I finished it in two days; I could hardly put it down.

With great characters to build on, this story grabbed me.

This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last.
If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!

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I’m must still be daydreaming as I quickly turn around and run smack into a man spilling his drink all over his obviously very expensive suit.

“Oh crap! I’m so sorry,” I yell. I start brushing my hand along his suit coat. Crap, what am I doing touching this man? I finally glance up at his face and wow—tall, dark hair, and very…um…masculine. I must be staring because I don’t even realize that I’m still brushing the front of his coat and now his pants. I’m beyond humiliated now.

“Please don’t worry. It’s fine.” He smiles, holding up his hands. “I mean, it’s only a brand new suit, but hey that’s what dry cleaners are for, right?”

“Um, right.” I hesitate. “Sorry for um, brushing, um.” Really, Maris, shut up, I think to myself.

He holds out his hand. “Trevor Ericson.”

“Hi, I’m Maris Forrester.” I shake his hand and smile thankfully. I really appreciate him changing the subject from my invading his personal space.

“Maris? That a nickname?” he asks curiously.

“No, a family name actually; I’m named after my grandmother.” He has managed to find a few cocktail napkins lying around and he wipes off his coat.

“That’s a cool name. So, how do you know the Phillips?”

Phillips? What’s he talking about?

“The Phillips?” I ask, trying not to cringe that I was rubbing the front of his suit for what seemed like five minutes.

“Yes, Tom and Liv, our hosts for this event?” He seems shocked that I have no idea who Tom and Liv are. I guess I should know that but too late now. Suddenly, I feel guilty like I just crashed a wedding or something.

“Oh right, I don’t actually—we were invited by a mutual friend. It’s a great party though,” I say as I glance around.

“Yes, they do this every year to benefit the arts. It’s such a shame so many schools are removing them from their schedules. Liv, of course, has such a passion for this cause being that she’s also a musician. She’s performed all over the world.”

“She was a performer?” I ask excitedly. “That’s fantastic. I’m a singer, too, or at least I was, now I’m a vocal instructor.”

“Really? That’s interesting, why don’t you sing anymore?”

Should I be having this conversation with a perfect stranger? He just keeps asking me questions. I probably shouldn’t be rude considering I just spilled alcohol over his Armani suit. Okay, so I don’t know for sure that it’s Armani, maybe Versace? I’m not exactly up-to-date on what designers men are wearing being that Kyle is more of a Gap kind of guy.

“You know how it is, life I guess. Anyway, where did Liv perform?”

“With some orchestra, she’s an amazing violin player. I went to college with Tom, we were fraternity brothers.”

I roll my eyes, figures that Trevor was a frat boy. He’s totally charming and outgoing, he was probably the president, too.

“Did you just give me an eye roll?” he asks playfully. I guess that was pretty obvious.

I laugh. “Yes. I was just thinking that I could totally see you being a frat boy.”

He cracks a smile. “I take offense to that, but I guess the choir girls don’t really like frat boys do they? I may have to send you my dry cleaning bill after all.” I start to feel uncomfortable. My amazing boyfriend is somewhere around here waiting for me and I’m chatting (not flirting) with some random frat boy.

MelissaAuthor Melissa Baldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway.

Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.


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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Proving Book Blast + $100 Giveaway

Sci-fi and new adult fans looking for something different may want to check this Kindle Scout offering! Looks pretty cool! ~R

Proving KenThe Proving by Ken Brosky

It's been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn't a choice--it's an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan. But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they've learned may be wrong ... and Earth is in grave danger.

Suddenly, the area all around her began to glow, as if some hidden light behind her was slowly coming to life. Thin pine and tupelo trunks were painted in a fiery red light, bright enough that each tree cast a threatening shadow. The creature was near. She ran left, thinking about her family and blinking away stinging hot tears. She hoped to see them again. She hoped to tell her husband and her daughter how much she loved them both. Her body, numb, expected death at any moment but she refused to give in. Ahead, she could see an end to the forest. And something else …
A fence! An old fence whose links were being pulled earthward by heavy vines with thick stalks and fat, crescent-shaped leaves. And beyond the fence: a dim pool of white light illuminated a squat building at the far edge of a barren lot. The building must be an emergency supply depot, no doubt running solely on stored energy from the solar panels attached to the roof, slanted up at the sky. The depot would contain emergency equipment and maybe some kind of weapon. It would have a communication system, too.
She could jump the fence. She could take one step on the constrained chain links and reach the top and hop over. She could reach the building. She could survive. She’d carried a child in her womb for nine months, seven days and an additional fifteen excruciating hours of labor. Her back had endured. Her legs had endured. This pain she felt in her shins now? It was nothing. It was an annoyance.
She could do this. She could send a warning ...

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Touch the Dark Anthology Release + Giveaway

I'm so excited because today is the re-release for A Kiss of Ashen Twilight! Only this time around, it's a special edition never before read version. I've joined 11 other authors in a wonderful and fun boxed set of great paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy romance stories to bring you guys a great deal. Plus, we got a great giveaway for one winner.

Angel Rising- Redemption
by LaVerne Thompson
94,605 words (a dark paranormal fantasy)

To walk the earth she must feed her hollow soul. 

Some of the most beautiful people in the world are not human. They have no soul, feel no emotion and are pure evil. You can tell by the color of their dark, dead eyes. Samuel Glaus knows this. He is the son of a human mother and soulless father. He is after all half human and a hunter of the soulless. He is also in love with one who cannot love him back. 

Thalya is a soulless creature, but unlike others of her kind, she does not kill to feed her hollow soul. She hungers only for emotion and above all, she hungers for Samuel’s love. Her enemy. Her redemption. And she’s willing to kill for it.


Silent Screams - Book 1 (The Dragon Queen Series)
by Yvonne Nicolas
124,954 words

R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side. Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions. Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?


A Kiss of Ashen Twilight (Book 1 in the Ashen Twilight Series)
by Rae Lori
96,000 words (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
Ariya, an Aziza Faerie, crosses into the mortal realm to escape a vicious and deadly elemental creature. She discovers an underground world of Nightwalkers, Lycans and Shifter Elves hiding beneath human's eyes. When she falls for the Nightwalker Regent Prince Jace Archane, love and loyalties are tested as an age-old rivalry unmasks a new enemy.


Passion Unleashed - Nylora's Fate
By Serenity King
22,466 words (Paranormal Romance)
Caught between Fate and Passion, Nylora finds herself trapped in a world of the unknown. Her best friend, Uta Thurmaine, warned her to stay away from Max’s bar, but she doesn’t heed her words. Will Nylora’sencounters change the course of her life forever? Or will passion and fate collide, thrusting her into the point of no return?

In the wake of a blood feud within the family, CostinRiszen has watched over the human-Nylora for some time now. When Nylora disappears into the night, it will take all Costin possesses to find her and keep hersafe—even if it means binding her to him forever to do so.


Dark Sentinels Book One: Sable
Dariel Raye
27, 000 words Dark Paranormal Shifter Romance
Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until… 

Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.


Shadow Wars Homebound
by Ursula Sinclair
79,298 words (a new adult sci/fi romance)

Did you ever feel as though you don't belong? 

Veil had been a step out of place all his life. Until one day he found a phone that took him on a path far beyond the world he knew. But to get all the answers he had to save the princess he fell in love with – only to lose her once he made her a queen. 

Nikki never felt she quite belonged. Until she met a man who saved her life and placed her on a throne she never knew was hers. But in order to be queen and save a world at war, she had to give up Veil. 

Would you walk away from the love of a lifetime if you could prevent the destruction of a planet?


With Friends Like These
by Stephanie Williams
56,000 words (Humor, Paranormal Romance)

A reluctant Heir Apparent, a reluctant soul-mate and an all too eager BFF, bring lightheartedness and HOT LOVIN’ to this story of love, and finding oneself. 

Drake and Seth are not your normal neighbors. In fact, they’re not normal period! But neither is Roxanne Watson, their neighbor and soul mate. The problem is convincing her to be their one and only, and oh yeah, come into their world of vampires and werewolves.

Roxanne is special, but Drake and Seth are having a hard time to get her to see things their way. Even with the help of her crazy psychic friend, things are not staying on track. 

Roxanne wants to commit all her friends to the asylum. They’re all crazy! But as time goes on, she begins to doubt her own sanity. 


Hunters Hit List –  (Fox Brothers Series)
by Lolah Lace
33,515 words

Someone has a vendetta against vampire hunters. Famed vampire hunter Scar Buckley finds herself entangled in the center of a battle between vampires and vampire hunters.The clock is ticking but she is determined to fight for her life. Although she is resourceful, she needs help from the infamous Fox brothers. All supernatural creatures fear the legendary vampire hunting brothers. Scar teams up with the brothers to ensure she lives to see another day. Soon she finds herself in an unplanned steamy romance. It proves extremely difficult to continue a new romance while Scar’s ex-boyfriend stalks her. Will she live to see another day? Or will she die at the hands of her vampire enemy?


by L. Penelope
40,000 words (New Adult, Paranormal Romance)


It's hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He's impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too. He says my roommate is the only one who can save him from an eternity of torment. But one night he follows me into my nightmare and rescues me from my demons. Now he's all I think about. This must be what it's like to fall... for someone who can never be mine.


A lifetime ago, I found my soulmate in the human world. But being angelborn means I don't have a soul. When I lost my one true love, I lost my future and my freedom. Now, I have a second chance -- she's been reborn and I must gain her love again or serve out the rest of my eternal sentence alone. But this time I am a fugitive with powerful angels hunting me, and I'm running out of time. You only get one soulmate, and mine isn't the broken, scarred girl, who sees what no one else can. She's a distraction I can scarcely afford -- but I'm unable to stay away from her.


Birth – A First Blood Novel
by Krystell Lake
61,869 words

Before the unrest of the Civil War, a young slave girl falls in love with her Master’s son. Emerald is enamored with the liberal young John Adams. After the war Emerald and John create a warm life for themselves. A life that is free from segregation and discrimination. Their serene life is turned upside down when John is nearly killed on a hunting trip with his older brother William. John and William learn that they were infected with vampox. They are now immortal vampires with an undying thirst for blood.

With this curse, John vows to preserve his human bloodline, therefore preserving his humanity. With this gift, William embraces vampirism and the power it commands. Being a vampire doesn’t change the brother’s emotions. It magnifies them. As a vampire William is still envious of his younger brother John. John has everything William craves, his human family and his beloved Emerald. William will do anything and stop at nothing to get what he wants. Vampire William always gets what he wants.


Spirited Away
by Ines Johnson
45,900 words

While on a mission to ‘find herself’ at an Indian ashram, Shanti Rodriguez is abducted by a pair of alien brothers who sweep her off her feet, and then the planet. 


The Alphas & Olivia: BWWM Interracial Romance (Claimed Book 1)
by Bria Knight

15,164 words (paranormal & urban fantasy)

It happened, just as she was leaving work… Olivia Todd wanted nothing more than to drive home to her cabin in the woods after a hard day’s work. But after she encountered a brawny “creature” that had other plans for her, the curvaceous nurse’s uneventful life would never be the same. He sank his teeth into her flesh… At first Olivia thought it was a dog bite. But that night, when her body became a boiling pot of lust and her thirst for release could not be quenched on her own, she began to wonder. Just what happened to her? Where did these animalistic urges and heated craving for sex—hard, fast, and rocking—come from? A visit from detective Callan Goldstein gave her some answers, but left her body craving more than he could give her.  Encountering Alaric Bridgewater changed all that… When Olivia came face to face with that thing…that being who’d claimed her…transformed her…she knew she must have Alaric in her bed. But she wanted his good friend Callan too. With two tempting males there for the taking, what’s a newly formed werewolf to do?


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Monday, September 21, 2015

Taking the Ice Blog Tour ~ Interview Spotlight + Giveaway

Series: Ice #3

Release date: August 17th 2015
Purchase: Amazon

Olympic rings and an engagement ring.
Courtney Carlton is ready for both.
She and her boyfriend Josh have skated together and dated for four years, and they’ve reached a critical point in their partnership both on and off the ice. With the Winter Games coming up and their career nearing an end, they are fighting to win a spot on the Olympic team, something Courtney has dreamed of since she was ten years old.

She also has another wish she hopes comes true soon. She’s waiting for a marriage proposal from Josh that she expected to happen by now. Will she realize either dream or will her heart be broken from disappointment?

~ Interview Q & A ~

AWD: Both of your series really explores the artistic beauty of ice skating as the romantic backdrop for your books. What inspired you to write ice skaters as your heroes and heroines? 

JC: I’m a huge fan of the sport, and I always loved making up programs in my head for fictional skaters. Since I used to write when I was a kid and had an active imagination, I started making up stories to go along with the programs. The backstage drama of skating is so fascinating, and there are so many possibilities for stories.

AWD: Do you have a favorite real life pairing or perhaps one that inspired the story for your characters? 

JC: Olympic ice dance medalists Charlie White and Tanith Belbin helped inspire the initial conflict in the Ice series – two skaters on opposing teams falling in love. I thought it was such an interesting situation that could cause so many strong emotions. Charlie and Tanith are happily married now! Will Courtney and Josh get their happy ending, too?

AWD: What was the research like in preparation for your series? 

JC: I didn’t have to do a ton of research since I follow the sport closely on a daily basis. I use that knowledge plus my experiences from traveling to competitions when I’m writing my books. When I’ve had specific questions I need answered, I’ve reached out to a few skaters I’ve gotten to know over the years.

AWD: I love the fact that both of your series each deals with one couple and their relationship progression through each book. In the Ice spin-off series, it really feels like visiting old friends especially when Emily and Sergei from the first series pops up with their family in Courtney and Josh’s books. Did you originally plan to write a spin-off when you started the first series? 

JC: I didn’t even plan to write more than one book originally! I thought the first book in the Edge series would be my one published book. But readers responded so well to it and wanted to read more about the characters, so I decided to continue with Emily and Sergei’s story. It wasn’t until the third book in the Edge series that I started thinking about telling Courtney’s story.

AWD: Do you have any more couples and stories planned for future Edge or Ice series books? 

JC: Yes! I’m currently working on a standalone spin-off novel which will be focused on Liza as she tries to win Olympic gold in 2014. She’s grown up a lot since the Edge series and will have a romance of her own now!

AWD: Can you tell us a little bit about what inspired you to become a writer? 

JC: I wrote stories all the time when I was a kid, and even though I didn’t write for many years afterward, I always had these stories in my head. A friend encouraged me to start writing again a few years ago, and I’m so glad she did! I love being able to share my characters and stories with readers and hearing their reactions to them.

AWD: What would you say are the biggest challenges that you face in your books and career? 

JC: My biggest challenge is plotting stories. I’m not a big fan of overdramatic stories, so I struggle with creating realistic yet dramatic turning points in my stories. I usually try to outline the books before I start, but I always have big holes in them. I’ll start writing and then the characters take me places I don’t often expect!

AWD: What has been your most significant achievement as a writer? 

JC: My most significant achievement has been earning devoted readers. There are loyal readers who have been with me since my first book, and I can’t thank them enough for supporting my writing. It’s so cool to know that there are people who look forward to every new release I put out there!

AWD: Is there anything you’d like to say to all your readers out there? 

JC: Thank you, thank you, thank you! You inspire me to keep going on those tough days when I’m completely blocked. It means so much to know there are people out there enjoying the stories I’ve put so much thought and love into.


Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a die-hard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stone Cold Case Blog Tour Spotlight

In book two of the Rock Shop Mystery series, amateur sleuth Morgan Iverson digs into gemstone prospecting to solve a Stone Cold Case. Even though Morgan lost her husband over two years ago, she and her adult children are only now finding healing. Morgan unravels a cold case while learning to live her life again.

Morgan needs to learn enough geology to keep the family rock shop in business, but a field trip ends in disaster when she falls down a gulley. Suddenly the only knowledge she needs is how to survive a night in the mountains. Finding shelter, Morgan stumbles onto a Sasquatch look-alike, and worse, human remains.

The bones are Carlee Kruger’s. Sixteen years ago, the prom queen vanished from the small Colorado mountain town. Carlee’s mother Gerda, an alcoholic auto mechanic, asks Morgan to investigate her daughter’s death. Morgan realizes Gerda may never recover unless she learns what happened to Carlee. When newspaper editor Kurt Willard offers to help, he seems as interested in Morgan as in the cold case. Morgan is not sure she is ready for romance.

When Morgan finds a rare fossil gemstone where she discovered Carlee’s remains, word leaks out to the prospecting community, sparking a dangerous treasure hunt. As Morgan and Kurt follow clues as convoluted as the coils on a fossilized ammonite, they suspect the person who knows what happened sixteen years ago will do anything to keep the truth buried.   


Cracking branches sounded from the far bank of the creek. Morgan pushed the pack aside and peeked through the shredded strips of tarp, hoping to see Search and Rescue.
A dog barked once. A human voice muttered something that seemed to quiet the dog. Morgan strained to see through the gloom, but the sun had dropped behind the mountain, and gently falling rain muted what remained of the light. The noise of movement in the brush stopped. A step crunched in the rocky soil. Not a dog’s paw. A boot.
If Trevin or one of her classmates had found the dugout, surely they would call her name, not sneak up from the side. Through the curtain of misty raindrops, she glimpsed a bizarre combination of homeless person and mountain man, dressed in canvas, leather, and fur, creeping closer to the dugout. Definitely not one of her classmates. The dark form of the dog followed.
This had to be how Sasquatch sightings started.
Morgan edged deeper inside the dugout, groping for her pack. Footsteps crunched toward the entrance. Morgan took another step backward. Her heel landed on something hard, twisting her ankle despite her firmly laced hiking boot. She threw her arms out as she stumbled, her hands grasping nothing but spider web as she fell onto the hard packed dirt floor.
The footsteps stopped. Morgan watched the shredded tarp, knowing Big Foot had to have heard the racket of her tripping and falling. If not that, surely he could hear her raspy, panicked breathing. Silence settled over the forest. Morgan began to wonder whether he was still out there. Maybe the pounding of her heart had drowned out the sound of him leaving.
When she couldn’t bear sitting motionless any longer, her body aching with tension, she rolled slowly to her hands and knees. Her right hand planted firmly on the object that had tripped her. A blanket neatly covered the mound. If she had to spend the night here, at least she had a way to keep warm. She pushed herself to her feet. As she tugged the blanket up, a cracked leather hiking boot tipped to one side. Morgan squinted in the dim light. An aspen branch seemed to extend from the bottom of a jeans leg to the boot.
That can’t be right, Morgan thought. Why would someone put clothes on sticks?

Her mind stumbled through several explanations until the obvious answer slammed home. The rips and holes in the tattered jeans revealed bone.

About Catherine Dilts

To Catherine Dilts, rock shops are like geodes – both contain amazing treasures hidden inside their plain-as-dirt exteriors. Catherine caught mountain fever after a childhood vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Determined to give up her flat–lander ways, she moved from Oklahoma to Colorado. Her husband, a Colorado native, proposed to her as they hiked Barr Trail on Pikes Peak. Catherine works as an environmental scientist, and plays at heirloom vegetable gardening, camping, and fishing. Her short stories appear in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In her spare time, she attempts to lure wild donkeys to her property in the mountains.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Courtlight Library Book Blast + Two Giveaways

LOVE, love, love the covers on this series! It's in my TBR pile and I'm so excited to host the blast and giveaways (yes, two giveaways!) to share it!~R

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Courtlight Series Comes to Overdrive, Ingram & 3M Cloud Library

The Courtlight Series is now available in Overdrive, Ingram, and 3M Cloud Library. We're excited to announce that the titles have sold to over a dozen libraries in three countries since this initiative launched on July 31st.

Lauded as a “fantasy world that you don’t want to miss out on”, the Courtlight Series consists of seven full-length novels that give readers an imaginative escape into a high fantasy world. With over 100,000 English-language books sold, global readers have become “captivated from beginning to end”.

The series weaves an epic story of fantasy and romance, with avid comparisons to Tamora Pierce and Mercedes Lackey, as a girl struggles to overcome the odds of her place in society while saving a prince and his empire from mortal peril.

You’ll find that each book adds to an intricate storyline that enchants an young adult audience (Grade: 7 – 12 / Age: 12 – 19) and leaves the reader wanting more unforgettable magic.


Courtlight Series by Terah Edun

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.

Grab your FREE Copy of Books 1-3 Now!


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Monday, September 14, 2015

Rogue by Karen Lynch Book Blast + $100 giveaway

This series and author are both new to me but this blurb caught my attention right away. I'm not sure if one has to read the first book in the series but I'm game to read and see! ~R


Rogue by Karen Lynch

Sara Grey is done hiding and done being afraid. The Master thinks he has her running scared, but she’s taking matters into her own hands and taking her life back. With the help of her friends, she sets out to find the one person who can answer her questions about her past, and who may be able to lead them to the Master.

On her journey, Sara faces new challenges and dangers, and learns that the world of good and evil is not as clear cut as she had believed. She makes new friends, unexpected allies, and reconnects with people from her past. As her powers continue to change and grow, she transforms from a struggling girl into a strong young warrior.

But at what cost? How much is Sara willing to sacrifice in her need for independence and her quest for the truth? And will her newfound strength be enough to save her and the people she loves when she finally comes face-to-face with her powerful nemesis? Nothing could have prepared her for what is to come, and it will take everything in her to survive the final test of courage and love.

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Karen LynchAuthor Karen Lynch

Karen Lynch grew up in Newfoundland, Canada - a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.

Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.

Praise for the Book

"This is by far my favorite book this year. Amazing, likable and relatable characters, engaging plot and wonderful love story. This is Lynch's third novel of her career and she is incredibly talented." ~ Quinn Loftis (USA Today Bestselling author of the Grey Wolves series)

Karen does it again with Rogue. The unstoppable heroine, the smoking hot warrior hero, their sweet and undeniable love, and action-packed scenes leaps from the pages and stays with you after the book ends. ~ Ednah Walters (USA Today bestselling author of the Runes series)

"A must-read, thrilling conclusion to Sara Grey's epic journey!" ~ Melissa Haag (author of the Judgement of the Six series)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Singularity by Susan Kaye Quinn Blog Tour + $25 Giveaway

I've been really eager to try Susan Kaye Quinn's books, especially since she released her Daughter series and Debt Collector serials. I'm excited to host a spotlight for her new Singularity Series! Check it out! ~R

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Legacy Human CoverThe Legacy Human by Susan Kay Quinn

What would you give to live forever? 

Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest he paints. When a fugue state possesses him and creates great art, Eli miraculously lands a sponsor for the creative Olympics. If he could just master the fugue, he could take the gold and win the right to ascend, bringing everything he’s yearned for within reach… including his beautiful ascender patron. But once Eli arrives at the Games, he finds the ascenders are playing games of their own. Everything he knows about the ascenders and the legacies they keep starts to unravel… until he’s running for his life and wondering who he truly is.

The Legacy Human is the first in Susan Kaye Quinn’s new young adult science fiction series that explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world… and how technology will challenge us to remember what it means to be human.

I want to ascend so badly, I can taste it.
It’s bitter and metallic, like the acrylic paint spread before me. It’s beautiful and beckoning and untouchable, like the shimmering rose skin of my patron, Lenora, who hovers over my work, tasting it in her own way. Her fingertips barely graze the paint, sensing its color and texture and scent in a way that is utterly inhuman.
Because she’s not human. Not anymore. She’s ascended—vastly more intelligent, compassionate, and enlightened than any human could be without the procedure. I’m just one of those remnants of humanity the ascenders left behind long ago.
Lenora leans in toward the painting in that sudden kind of motion ascenders sometimes have. Her cascade of red curls brushes my cheek… and raises goose bumps on my arms.
I hold absolutely still.
This is the closest she’ll come to touching me. Anything more would be… wrong. Ascenders and legacy humans don’t do that sort of thing, at least not legally. I tell myself the instant full-body alert is just because I’m a seventeen-year-old guy who’s definitely straight—anything vaguely female would get this response—but it doesn’t help that Lenora’s body is pure fantasy. Sculpted cheeks. Curves that irresistibly draw my gaze. Lips that beg for me to draw each perfectly rounded part. The red curls have to be synthetic—ascenders don’t have hair—but their softness still heats my cheek. There’s plenty to desire in the bodyform she’s wearing now, but lust is a pale reflection of the thick, complicated feelings I have for her.
Feelings no legacy should have. And no decent ascender would return.
It’s wrong to want her. Or really, just delusional. But my fingers ache with the need to touch her, just once. She’s close enough that I easily could.

If only ascendance were equally within reach. 

Praise for The Legacy Human

“This book is Hunger Games (without the violence or controversy) meets Divergent.”

“This story is so intense I felt I couldn’t get a proper breath.”

“Science fiction with philosophical depth!”

Duality BridgeThe Duality Bridge

What does it mean to be human? Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever. Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies. Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left him… different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art—as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he’ll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes… or destroy him once and for all. The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

SusanAuthor Susan Kay Quinn

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, and the Debt Collector serial, as well as other speculative fiction novels and short stories. Her work has appeared in the Synchronic anthology, the Telepath Chronicles, the AI Chronicles, and has been optioned for Virtual Reality by Immersive Entertainment. Former rocket scientist, now she invents mind powers, dabbles in steampunk, and dreams of the Singularity. Mostly she sits around in her PJs in awe that she gets to write full time.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

To Die Once: An Inspirational Romance by Miranda A. Uyeh

I'm super excited to host this book for Miranda's blog tour! The cover is gorgeous, the book is endorsed by one of my fave authors, and the story sounds like my kind of read! Stay tuned to this blog for a book review in the near future! ~R 

Two men, one woman, a rosebush …
… a terrible past, an uncertain future

Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.

Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.
Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.
Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?

From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does, and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking truth that shakes both her world and his.
Then he is gone.
Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life, old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.
Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend, Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has one of them raising questions.
Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?

… an inspirational romance, from Lagos to Italy.

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To Die Once is available as an ebook on most sites for just $4.62! Get paperback on Amazon.

~Praise for To Die Once~

“A little mystery, a bit of intrigue, a lot of romance. To Die Once is a Christian romance with real characters facing deep issues. The emotional writing is truly heart-felt. This is Ms. Uyeh’s debut novel and thankfully, this won’t be the last.” — K. Victoria Chase, Bestselling Author of From across the Divide, Virginia Justice, Raphael: Santiago Brothers Series, #1.

“Miranda Uyeh has penned a novel full of heart. To Die Once is a story alternately thorny and tender that tackles the various forms of love – romance, friendship, and faith – in unique settings and situations. Often surprising, consistently intriguing, Uyeh’s debut is a bold start to her blossoming writing career.” — Amber Stokes, Author of “The Heart’s Spring” Series

“A fun inspirational romance read!” — Rektok Ross, Bestselling YA Romance Author of Prodigal
“To Die Once was both breathtakingly romantic and heartrendingly sad at points. As a reader and fellow author, I was thoroughly amazed at Miranda’s ability to so eloquently describe such a beautiful, mystery-filled story and leave the reader with constant reminder of hope for a pleasant ending.” — Heather Manning, Bestselling Author of Historical Romance, Swept to Sea

“Miranda A. Uyeh is a talented author with the unique ability to create a seamless vision for readers to dive in, enjoy, and feel instantly connected to the story. I had no trouble envisioning the very rooms, settings, and expressions on every character’s face, and that isn’t something to take for granted. It’s a skill more writers need to master, and to see it done so effectively in a debut novel was refreshing. If ‘To Die Once’ is any indication of this author’s talent, I very much look forward to seeing her wield it in future stories. Well done.” Michelle N. Onuorah, Screenwriter & Bestselling Author of Type N, Taking Names, Remember Me, and Jane.

“This is a tale that is layered with emotions, showing that the author has an understanding of people. I liked how it wasn’t a tale about “perfect people”. The characters made mistakes, some were evident, others took time to see, but the mistakes showed them they were human. Humans are in need of forgiveness, redemption, and grace…I found ‘To Die Once’ by Miranda A. Uyeh an interesting read. Her debut is written with a nice style, easy to read, yet filled with depth.” Grace Mullen, Blogger/Book Reviewer

“It’s not just a ‘boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after’-kind of story. Yes, they do fall in love and are happy—at least for a while. And, then, come the struggles, which make it not just a beautiful love story, but also a very interesting read. I like the shifting points—it connects the reader with all the main characters. And there still remain a lot of secrets, which are shared with the reader, but not before their time, which is part of the reason you want to keep reading! Wonderful story about love, friendship, and survival! Thank you very much Miranda A. Uyeh, for sharing this!” — Elsbeth, Reader

“This is such a poignant story. The emotions and events the characters endure are well written. The story is gripping and the message is powerful!”  — Shannah Mauney, Blogger/Book Reviewer
“What an amazing book! The author does a great job pulling the reader along and doesn’t disappoint with the twists and turns. Hope to read more in the coming series…and soon!” — Melissa, Reader

“What a beautifully complex story of the development of faith, the painful yet sweet journey of love, and the faithfulness and perseverance of our mighty God! The incredible love and faith that was built, destroyed, and then transformed into something even more stunning than was ever anticipated left me thoroughly speechless! I was in awe of the amazing grace and incomprehensible love that was slowly unveiled and lavishly given.” — Amber McCallister, Blogger/Book Reviewer

About the Author

Miranda A. Uyeh is an author, a book/entertainment blogger and editor of TBAP, a professional back cover copy writer, and a 2014 Inspy Award judge in the Contemporary and Suspense Romance Category. Miranda writes powerful and passionate fiction centered on romance. You can visit her on TBAP, twitter, facebook, google+, and pinterest.

Ten people who sign up for Miranda A. Uyeh’s newsletter between August 20th and September 20th, 2015, will be randomly picked as winners of an eCopy (mobi, epub or pdf) of her book, To Die Once, in any format they prefer. All you have to do is follow this link:

Poem 3 ~ Jennifer’s Matters of the Heart
My fair lady, they say, but my name is Jennifer
I dreamed of a life full of love that’s Tender
Was it wrong to wish on willows for norms that were Gentler?
Or hold unto a man whose love promised me Better?

I didn’t mean it; I didn’t see it Coming
Passion and romance so rich and Stunning
Swept into the arms of a man so Cunning
He teased my senses so, and I stopped Running

When I realized the truth, it was too Late
My feet had sunk beyond redemption’s own Pate
My heart, my soul, I’d given and promised to Wait
For the one I called my love, my all, my true Mate

I could swear my joy was God’s own Fate
Bestowed upon me in bountiful Rate
Why else was it sweet like delicious Date
Or beautiful like roses hung on a Gate

But little did I know that a bit of a Lie
Was poison that could kill and cause me to Die
To die once—my love, my heart—I Sigh
Rodrigo, my love, you’ve left me high and Dry

I will never forgive, I will never Relent
I will weep my heart out until I’m Spent
I’ll let the roses die because you’ve Sent
A dagger through my heart—I hate you and God—I won’t Repent

But grace was in the wind; it blew and it Sang
It whispered in my ears, soothing a painful Pang
Promising to break my fall and not let my heart Bang
Against lies like cutting rock, and even the thorn’s Fang

For a while I rebuffed it—no more deceit will I Take
But somehow deep within, I knew this voice was no Fake
It breathed peace like a river so that my soul would Wake
To see God’s love—my Father’s grace—all for my Sake

Finally, it dawned on me how I’d gotten it all Wrong
I’d turned my back, too, on the one who’d being my friend all Along
But I remembered it all, and I prayed, “Oh, God, make me Strong.”
Teach me love, fill my soul, and in my mouth put a Song

God, so faithful, my great All in All
Found me, restored me, and gave me a Ball
My prince, Rodrigo, He healed and made Tall
So we could dance again to our heart’s content in the great Hall

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