Friday, October 2, 2015

Quote of the Day


“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

 ~ Steve Jobs

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to Code Black by Tina Moss! Don't Miss This One!

Heat Up The Night...Heed The Call

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October 2015
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Gossip mag reporter Sera Benenati knows a thing or two about unearthing secrets...and burying them. As an unregistered supernatural, her freedom depends on keeping her fire-wielding abilities contained. Yet, the threat of a little flame isn’t enough to snuff out her journalistic pursuits. She’s determined to claw her way to the top and land a spot with a real paper.

When she tracks a lead on a string of gruesome paranormal murders to the small town of Buckhorn, Arizona, she’s certain she’s landed the perfect scoop. But, as the crime scene reveals victims with bite marks, torn flesh, and battered bodies, Sera may have smoked out more than she can burn. As the investigation grows hot and Sera winds up in the crosshairs, she’ll need the help of a sexy shifter, special agent Talon Rede, to unmask the murderers before she becomes the next victim.

Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Paperback edition available at Amazon and through the Ingram catalog.

 Pre-Order Book 2, RED ALERT, now. Coming this spring!




"A cast of vampires, psychics, and shape-shifters delivers...witty quips that round out this solid example of the genre." - Publishers Weekly

"The introduction to the Paranormal Crimes Division (PCD) promises to be entertaining and tense. Humor is never far from the surface, which comes in handy because the world they patrol is treacherous and fear-inducing." - RT Book Reviews

Monday, September 21, 2015



Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of paranormal romance scenes, featuring werewolves, dragons, vampires, witches, psychics, angels, goblins, aliens, a succubus, and sexy cowboy shifters. Your favorite authors (including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers as well as rising stars) share the steamiest scenes from their latest works!


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Outlander King (The Aetheling's Bride Book 1) by Hilary Rhodes - Review

 The Outlander King (The Aetheling’s Bride, Book 1)
by Hilary Rhodes

Publication Date: June 1, 2015
eBook; 476 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

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The story of The Lion and the Rose and the Norman Conquest continues in this spellbinding new historical fiction series from author Hilary Rhodes, pulling back the curtain on the lives of two remarkable women connected across centuries: Aislinn, a seventeen-year-old English girl caught up in the advancing army of the “outlander king,” the man who will become known to history as William the Conqueror. Thrust into the center of the new Norman court and a dizzying web of political intrigue and plotting princes, she must choose her alliances carefully in a game of thrones where the stakes are unimaginably high. Embroiled in rebellions and betrayals, Aislinn learns the price of loyalty, struggles to find her home, and save those she loves – and, perhaps, her own soul as well.
Almost nine hundred years later in 1987, Selma Murray, an American graduate student at Oxford University, is researching the mysterious “Aethelinga” manuscript, as Aislinn’s chronicle has come to be known. Trying to work out the riddles of someone else’s past is a way for Selma to dodge her own troubling ghosts – yet the two are becoming inextricably intertwined. She must face her own demons, answer Aislinn’s questions, and find forgiveness – for herself and others – in this epically scaled but intimately examined, extensively researched look at the creation of history, the universality of humanity, and the many faces it has worn no matter the century: loss, grief, guilt, redemption, and love.


My Review

4 out of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction set in the time of William of Normandy (later known as William the Conqueror). The main story follows a commoner girl, Aislinn, as she is taken away from her home and goes through various personal and historical events to becomes a strong yet flawed woman. Aislinn and her family are fictional characters but most of the rest of the people surrounding her are in fact historical characters, and I really liked the mix of the two. Most of the secondary characters were also well fleshed out and interesting. There were a couple of Aislinn's actions that had me shake my head and wonder why she would do it, but on the whole, it was a strong and captivating story.

The other part of the book is about Selma, an American graduate student studying at Oxford, on a search of the “Aetheling” manuscript, presumably written by Aislinn herself. In honesty, I could have done without that part. I felt like taking a sharp break from the medieval story for Selma's part took me out of Aislinn's story and did not add much value to it. I also didn't connect much with Selma's story and didn't find much of a connection between her story and Aislinn's (it's possible there will be more of an explanation in the next book).

Minus the modern day part, I loved the novel and would recommend it for any historical fiction aficionado. I will also pick up other novels by Hilary Rhodes.

Hilary Rhodes is a scholar, author, blogger, and all-around geek who fell in love with medieval England while spending a year abroad at Oxford University. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in history, and is currently preparing for doctoral studies at the University of Leeds, fulfilling a years-long dream to return to the UK. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys reading, blogging about her favorite TV shows, movies, and books, music, and traveling.
For more information please visit Hilary Rhodes’ blog.




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Spotlight & Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, August 25
Review at Based on a True Story
Wednesday, August 26
Spotlight & Excerpt at To Read, or Not to Read
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Thursday, August 27
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Friday, August 28
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book
Monday, August 31
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Interview at Boom Baby Reviews
Tuesday, September 1
Spotlight at The True Book Addict
Wednesday, September 2
Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Thursday, September 3
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Guest Post at Books and Benches
Friday, September 4
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Saturday, September 5
Review at A Fold in the Spine
Monday, September 7
Review & Excerpt at Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, September 8
Review at Book Nerd
Wednesday, September 9
Spotlight & Excerpt at Historical Fiction Connection
Thursday, September 10
Review at Yelena Casale’s Blog
Friday, September 11
Spotlight & Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cover Reveal - The Touched by Jennifer Weiser

The Touched by Jennifer Weiser
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: September 29th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult
The first sixteen years of Arabella Penthallow’s life have been a lie…
In a world where deception is the key to survival, Ara has kept up the charade of being a perfect Legion Leader’s daughter. But a darkness stirs, and she discovers she is Touched, a mortal gifted by the Gods. The Touched are as rare as they are feared, and Ara is forced to leave Union City for neighboring Midnight City to protect herself and those she loves, leaving Tove Thorn, the boy who has always known her heart, behind.
Carter Decker has vowed to burn Union City to the ground…
Midnight City’s cocky, infamous bad boy always gets what he wants, and he wants Union City to pay for burning his mother alive because she was Touched. When Carter meets Ara, she is everything he’s been taught to hate. Then he learns she is Touched—just like him—he isn’t sure who he hates more…the Touched girl whose father killed his mother, or himself for being tempted by someone he’s sworn to kill.
They are told they’re fated to be soul mates…and they each wish the other never existed.
When Midnight City is attacked by Union City, Carter and Arabella will do the unthinkable…even if it means falling for the enemy. The truth lies in Arabella’s home nation, and Tove is waiting. Soul mates or not, he has an advantage Carter doesn’t, fated souls be damned.
War is coming…and Ara is the prize.

Jennifer Weiser is a young adult author who has always been a book nerd and a bit chocolate obsessed. Writing has always been a favorite escape, but quickly became a passion not long after the birth of her daughter. When she isn't combing the shelves of her local book stores or blogging about newest book obsessions, you can find her nestled in her nook creating worlds she hopes that one day will inspire her daughter, who not only has given her the courage to follow her dreams--but offers the inspirations that help color their worlds together.

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Friday, September 4, 2015


Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of paranormal romance scenes, featuring werewolves, dragons, vampires, witches, psychics, angels, goblins, aliens, a succubus, and sexy cowboy shifters. Your favorite authors (including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers as well as rising stars) share the steamiest scenes from their latest works!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cover Reveal - Lucid Dreaming by Cassandra Page


Lucid Dreaming by Cassandra Page
Publication date: November 2015
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

Who would have thought your dreams could kill you?
Melaina makes the best of her peculiar heritage: half human and half Oneiroi, or dream spirit, she can manipulate others’ dreams. At least working out the back of a new age store as a ‘dream therapist’ pays the bills. Barely.
But when Melaina treats a client for possession by a nightmare creature, she unleashes the murderous wrath of the creature’s master. He could be anywhere, inside anyone: a complete stranger or her dearest friend. Melaina must figure out who this hidden adversary is and what he’s planning – before the nightmares come for her.

Cassandra Page is a mother, author, editor and geek. She lives in Canberra, Australia's bush capital, with her son and two Cairn Terriers. She has a serious coffee addiction and a tattoo of a cat -- despite being allergic to cats. She has loved to read since primary school, when the library was her refuge, and loves many genres -- although urban fantasy is her favourite. When she's not reading or writing, she engages in geekery, from Doctor Who to AD&D. Because who said you need to grow up?

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