Friday, 19 September 2014

Blog Tour: Review + #Giveaway: Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine






  Right Kind of Wrong


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Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . . 


  Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie. 



  Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.






 

 
REVIEW

I'd like to label this a fun road trip read, and it is, but this book became so much more and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

It was quite obvious that Jenna and Jack were written in the stars. So different but so completely alike it was as if they were one soul torn in two, lost until they were together. As much as Jenna wanted to deny her feelings for Jack, there was no way of getting around them and I knew her mind would eventually have to accept what her heart already knew. For two people who were not a couple they certainly knew little things about each other's actions that most others probably wouldn't have paid enough attention to, and just like the green neon sign Jenna couldn't see, so she was blind to the perfect match that she and Jack made.

This book started off light and fun, filled with sexual tension and smoking hot chemistry, and although the latter two were running elements throughout this story, once Jenna and Jack got to Louisiana this story took a darker turn. With drug dealing gangs, secrets and lies, this story was grittier than I was expecting, and the surprising twist only upped my excitement level.

A great read with plenty of emotion!





ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


Author PhotoChelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.     

 

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Right Kind of Wrong Blog Tour
 
September 8
Bookish Things and More-Review OnlyB
lame it on the Book-Character Interview
Monica Pulliam-Excerpt
Books by Migs-Review Only
Bookaholic Fairies-Review Only

 
September 9
Obsessed by Books-Review Only
Katie’s Book Blog-Guest Post & Review
Book Briefs-Review Only

 
September 10
Adventures in Writing-Excerpt
Inked in Chapters-Review Only
Two Book Pushers-Review Only
Such A Novel Idea-Review Only

 
September 11
Addicted to Books-Review Only
In Between the Pages-Author Interview
Evocative Book Reviews-Excerpt
Prisoners of Print-Review Only

 
September 12
The Shadow Realm-Review Only
Fire and Ice Book Reviews-Review Only
Lulo Fangirl-Author Interview
LJ’s Secret Addiction-Review Only

 
September 13
September 14
Dirty Girl Romance-DreamCast
Forever Me Romance-Review Only
I Dare You to Read-Review Only
Biblio Belles-Review Only

 
September 15
Pretty Sassy Cool-Review Only
Typical Distractions-Review Only
Bittersweet Book Love-Review Only
Flirty Fiction Blog-Excerpt & Review

 
September 16
One Guy’s Guide to Good Books-Review Only
Stuck in Books-Character Interview and Review
Born to Read-Excerpt
Seeking Book Boyfriends-Guest Post

 
September 17
September 18
Sexy Bibliophiles-Review Only
No Bent Spines-Excerpt
Becky’s Book Bytes-Review Only
Deal Sharing Aunt-Author Interview

 
September 19



Book Blast: The Seed of Mankind by Sabrina James Riley

 
 
 

The Seed of Mankind
By- Sabrina James Riley
 

The Sumerians were a richly cultured civilization that thrived in Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq - for thousands of years.

Among their other remarkable feats, the Sumerians had a deep, organized religion that included an entire pantheon of gods and goddesses that built the foundation for aspects of modern day religion.

What if some of the most commonly known stories of our past were written by the wrong person?

Zenuah is a Sumerian man who, after learning to survive in the rough Outer Lands with the others exiled from the great city-state of Sirpag (Shuruppak),has to make a choice.

Either prove to his people that their gods aren't who they say they are, or let them die.

With the help of his childhood friend, a whole family of allies, a powerful woman who steals his heart, and an intelligent magpie, Zenuah must stand up for what is right, no matter what it may cost him.

 

Book Blast: The Loki Variation by Sabrina James Riley

 
 
 


The Loki Variation
By- Sabrina James Riley

Genre- Adult/Horror
/Zombies

Sasha is woken up in the middle of the night by the screams of a little girl she doesn't know, and suddenly finds herself trying to protect the child against the end of the world.

Derek's vacation hadn't even started when his dog saves him from something he could have never imagined. Using what little resources he has, he struggles to stay alive in an unfamiliar town teeming with unspeakable horrors.

Sanjeev unknowingly helps to create the epidemic that threatens to annihilate the population, but his options have run out and he is forced to choose between his humanity or his scientific endeavors.

Strangers meet under apocalyptic circumstances, and have to rely on each other for survival. What begins as an unsteady, uncomfortable partnership to stay alive turns into a make-shift family who will do anything to save each other from the threat of the Loki Variation.

 

Cover Reveal: Mending Heartstrings by Aria Glazki




Mending Heartstrings by Aria Glazki 
 
 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: December 2nd 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance

Kane’s a country singer who’s tangled with too many deceitful women. He’s learned his lesson: girls are for flirting and fun; emotions are for his music. But after spending a night with an earnest woman unlike any he’s known, he can’t force her out of his mind. So he goes in search of the woman he knows only as “Elle.”

On her last night in Nashville, the staunchly pragmatic Sabella found herself in a situation more suited to a romance novel than reality. Swept away, she ignored her rigidly self-imposed rules, succumbing to the fantasy just this once. But she knows real-world relationships have nothing in common with their fictionalized portrayals. When Kane unexpectedly shows up at her Portland apartment, she must choose between the practical truths she has learned and the desire for a passionate love she has struggled to suppress.

Despite the distance, Kane’s tour schedule, and their meddling friends, both are drawn to the chance for a romance neither quite believes is possible.
 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
 
Aria’s writing story started when her seventh-grade English teacher encouraged her to submit a class assignment for publication.  That piece was printed, and let’s just say, she was hooked! 

Since then, Aria has run a literary magazine, earned her degree in Creative Writing (as well as in French and Russian literatures), and been published in a few collections.  Though her first kiss technically came from a bear cub, and no fairytale transformation followed, Aria still believes magic can happen when the right people come together – if they don’t get in their own way, that is.

Other than all things literary, Aria loves spending time with her family, including her two unbearably adorable nieces. She also dabbles in painting, dancing, playing violin, and, given the opportunity, Epicureanism.

Website:  
AriaGlazki.blogspot.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/Aria.Glazki
Twitter: @AriaGlazki
Goodreads:
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Cover Reveal: The Redemption by S.L. Scott




Release Date: Nov 3






He was everything she never wanted. Yet, she couldn’t stop thinking about him.

Soulful, amber eyes

A sex, drugs, and rock n’roll reputation

A body that beckoned for sin

Three years ago Rochelle Floros was living her dream come true… then lost it all. On the worst day of her life, the last person she expected to be there for her was a rock star and tabloid favorite. Now, she’s trying to rebuild her life after the tragedy that destroyed her fairytale. Slowly, she found herself captivated by a sexy, bad boy drummer she had known for years.

Rochelle was caught between the grief that shrouded her heart and the charismatic man that made it race. What she didn’t know is if he was being sincere or toying with her heart. The Redemption is about finding the pulse of your soul in the most unlikely places and giving love a chance to grow.


Can what she wants really be what she needs? With his rhythm and her passion, can they make music together? Or will their harmony be lost forever?

 
 

 




ABOUT THE AUTHOR


S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.
 
 
 

 
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt + More: Ensnared by Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons





Ensnared
The Dolan Prophecies Series #1.5 (Novella)

By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons


Expected Publication Date- August 22nd, 2014
Genre- New Adult Dystopian



Patrick and Maeve Dolan left the safety of their New York human settlement on a sultry summer night and never returned. Ambushed by the Winter Court guards during their search for information on how to free humanity from faery rule, they are now ensnared in the Winter King Landric’s web, and he has some questions of his own.

The Winter King is curious about the way the Dolans run their city. In a surprising turn of events, he’s determined to learn all about their 16-year-old son, Eirnin. Landric separates the couple, threatens and tortures to the best of his ability, but the Dolans won’t give up the information he’s after.

Murphy, one of King Landric’s guards has been a ward of the Winter Court for as long as he can remember. Trained from childhood to be as quiet and obedient as possible, he’s always been the perfect servant. At least, until Princess Lumi strolled into his life and made him question everything he believes in.

When the princess vanishes without a trace in the middle of the night, Landric is determined Patrick’s people had something to do with it. Without the only connection to kindness and humanity they had, Murphy and Patrick both find themselves falling into very different kinds of insanity.

Will Murphy follow his heart just this once, choose his own side and find Lumi? Will Patrick’s hope dwindle before he can escape and save his family? Or will their unyielding resistance be the death of them all?


Book Blitz + #Giveaway: Worlds Collide by S.M. McEachern




 
Worlds Collide by S.M. McEachern
(Sunset Rising #2)
 
 
 
 
Publication date: March 3rd 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

 
 
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20427668-worlds-collide?ac=1
 
 
 In a desperate attempt to escape execution, Sunny O’Donnell and Jack Kenner find a way out of the Pit and into a world still believed to be toxic with radiation. Under the brilliant sun for the first time in their lives, they not only discover that the earth has healed from nuclear war, but there are people outside the Dome.


In Worlds Collide, the second book of the Sunset Rising trilogy, Sunny and Jack must continue a life of subterfuge in order to stay alive and find a way to free the Pit. But in their attempt to save the urchins, they uncover the horrifying truth about President Holt and the evil he could unleash on the world.
 
 
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EXCERPT
 
The drops soon gathered speed and turned into a downpour, as if someone had turned on a showerhead. It made a drumming noise against the hard-packed earth, which came as a surprise. I had no idea rain made a sound.
 
Everyone on the training field carried on as though there wasn’t a storm in progress. Dena continued with her tour. It wasn’t until a flash of light lit up the sky that Dena said it was time to go inside. The unexpected flash was blinding, but it was the booming noise that followed that sent me careening into Jack’s side. For just an instant I wondered if it was an attack.
 
Jack’s shoulders shook with barely concealed laughter. I shot him a look. “As if you’ve ever been in a storm,” I said.
 
The trek back up to the courtyard was a little trickier on wet ground. As we went, the lightning became brighter and the thunder louder. Jack’s sunglasses weren’t much protection. I never thought I’d be relieved to go back inside a mountain again, but I was. 
 
Pausing inside the entranceway to shake the water off, I took in the big empty room—what was once the lobby of the hotel. The grotto was made entirely of stone tile with high arched ceilings. The ghostly outlines of bygone furniture hinted that the hotel was once quite grand, but now crumbling tiles and dark stains ground into the stone had robbed it of its beauty. I rubbed the toe of my boot against one of the dark spots, wondering what it was.
 
“Human misery is a stubborn stain,” Dena said. “A lot of skeletons were found here, the floor darkened by their decay.”
 
A shiver went down my spine when her meaning registered. How many people had sought refuge here after the war, only to die a slow horrible death? Were they from the valley? Were they the same people who had been turned away from the Dome by the bourge? The stains of decay were everywhere. For a moment I closed my eyes against the mental image of what they must have had to clear out of here in order to reclaim this building.
 
Behind me the door opened and a few people entered the lobby. They glanced in our direction and continued to the far side of the room.
 
“The entire hotel is built inside the mountain, hidden to the outside world,” Dena said.
 
I watched the small group open the bags they carried and spread out blankets on the floor. 
 
Jack pointed to the artificial lighting. “You’ve made your own light?”
 
Dena smiled. “It’s not nuclear science. It’s just a filament.”
 
Jack looked a little embarrassed by his question. I had thought the same thing until Jin-Sook had corrected me. As much as I professed that these people weren’t heathens, I still made assumptions about them, as though they wouldn’t be as smart as we were. But as we walked through the reclaimed ruins, I was reminded of the ingenuity of the human spirit. As someone who came from the Pit, this was not something I should’ve forgotten.



 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
 
S.M. McEachern was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She attended Dalhousie University in the 1990s where she earned an Honours Degree in International Development Studies. She worked in the field of International Development for several years, specializing in ocean development.

"Sunset Rising" is S.M. McEachern's first novel. She says the idea for the story first came to her in the 1990s when she researched a Bio-Dome experiment in Arizona for an academic paper. The thought that the world might one day need a Bio-Dome to escape a global catastrophe set her imagination into overdrive. And the ethics behind such an idea formed the backdrop for Sunset Rising.

Her goal in writing the novel is to entertain the reader with an interesting plot and colourful characters.

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW
 
 
2014 has been a big year for your writing career. Can you tell us a bit about that?

 

Yes, it has been big a year for me. For one thing, I published the second book of the “Sunset Rising” series, entitled “Worlds Collide”, last March. I was happily surprised when it rocketed up the Amazon ranking chart and maintained a spot in the top ten Amazon action and adventure romance bestseller list for months. That in turn attracted new hybrid-publisher Vook to ask me about acquiring the Sunset Rising series. After a few phone calls, many emails, and a lot of deliberation, I signed with Vook. I’m very happy I did. 

 

I’m also working on the third book of my series, tentatively titled “New World Order”, which I plan to release in January 2015.

 

In the past, you’ve blogged about enjoying being an indie author, but you signed with Vook?

 

I have to admit, I do like having control over my books. When I want to do a promotion, or put the books on sale, or give the books away if I want to, I don’t have to ask permission from a publisher. I can just do it. So yes, when Vook first approached me I was hesitant to sign with them. However, Vook is a different kind of publisher; they are a “hybrid publisher.” They provide an enhanced publishing platform with ongoing marketing support via proprietary software that tracks ebook sales so authors can make better and more informed marketing decisions, and authors retain all copyrights and control over their books.

 

I officially joined them in July and I have received so much more than they promised. Vook is a dynamic, enthusiastic team of individuals that have partnered with me to bring my series to readers through all ebook retailers at affordable prices. Good for authors and good for readers! And as a company, they’re growing and constantly investing in themselves and their authors. For instance, they recently acquired their first publishing imprint, Byliner. I’m really excited to be a part of Vook, because I truly believe they are the future of publishing.

 

Your third book of the “Sunset Rising” series, tentatively titled “New World Order”, will be released in January?

 

That’s the plan. I’m madly writing everyday and no longer take weekends off! Not that I mind. Writing a book is like reading a good book; I don’t want to put it down. And this third book has a LOT going on. It’s definitely the most action-packed of the series, with minor characters from the first two books sharing Sunny’s spotlight.

 

You do a lot of world-building in the series. What’s your process for creating a post apocalyptic world?

 

In a nutshell, research and imagination. I love research because not only does it give me a good, solid foundation to begin my stories, but it also ignites my imagination.  It’s kind of like taking what is and projecting what can or could be. So I read a lot of non-fiction articles and I also reach out to experts, most of whom have been really happy to help me. Dr. Bergren of the National Institute of Nanotechnology and Chris Kratt of the Wild Kratts have been two super helpful resources. I’ll be doing an interview with Chris this weekend, talking about what a post apocalyptic creature world might look like, and will have it up on my blog by September 18th if you’re interested in checking it out. 

 

Is your third book the last one of the “Sunset Rising” series?

 

The series was named for the heroine, Sunset O’Donnell (Sunny), and the first three books are told from her point of view (spoiler alert: there’s another person sharing the story in book 3!). But as I said above, I’ve gone to great lengths to create a new world. I can definitely see more books told from other characters points of view as they reinvent their civilization and explore a post nuclear earth. And with recruiters, scorchlanders, and northerners out there, who knows what they’ll find…

 

 

Note from author:

 

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog and giving me the opportunity to talk about all the exciting things happening with the “Sunset Rising” series. For anyone who hasn’t read the series, the first book “Sunset Rising” is on sale everywhere for just 99 cents from September 16-24, 2014. I also have seven satellite stories (short stories based on the series) posted on my blog you can check out here:  http://smmceachern.com/category/satellite-stories/ The first six stories were written in between books one and two; the seventh story is more recent and picks up between books two and three. I always love to hear from readers, so if you do check out the series, please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think!

 

Cheers – Susan (aka S.M. McEachern)
 
 
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