Wednesday 28 September 2011


Wow! A week has flown by so quickly and it's already time for another tease :)) Enjoy!!

     Amber looked up and caught her breath. She was staring into the deepest, liquid hazel eyes she’d ever seen. The handsome guy in front of her smiled and inclined his head. She kept staring, taking in his tall frame and wide shoulders. He wore a bright aqua t-shirt that hugged his hard chest and contrasted beautifully with his deeply tanned muscular arms. Amber’s heart fluttered and a rush of desire erupted in her chest and spread over her entire body. She’d never felt such overwhelming emotions before and she wondered if this was what “love at first sight” felt like. She was aware that she stood with her mouth gaping open like a fool but she just couldn’t stop herself. He was beautiful, handsome, sexy…Oh my God! He’s smoking hot! Amber couldn’t find her voice either, and his brow furrowed when she still hadn’t spoken.


Show some love for this amazing author and her beautiful debut novel!!


Carrier of the Mark Blog Tour No. 2

Yes! It's blog tour no. 2 time.

This blog tour is going to take you on a journey behind the scenes of Carrier of the Mark, right to the heart of the locations that feature in the book. You'll get a little taste of what they're like, where the inspiration came from, and some odd and creepy fun facts too.  Make sure you join us for every stop and discover the world behind the world of Carrier of the Mark!

Stop 1 The Marina 26th September  
Stop 2 Equestrian Ctr 28th September
Stop 3 The School 30th September
Stop 4 Adam's house 3rd October
Stop 5 James Fort 5th October 
Stop 6 Cork City 7th October 
Stop 7 Dublin City 10th October 
Stop 8 Trinity College 12th October 
Stop 9 The Crypt 14th October 

Thursday 22 September 2011


After much fighting and struggling with blogger and my entire system, I finally managed to get up the Tuesday Tease. Better late than never, right? Enjoy  

   She wrapped the blanket around her bare shoulders and gave a heavy sigh. Amber stared into the darkness of the woods just in front of her. There was a sudden rustle in the bushes just behind the plaque that made Amber’s heart beat rapidly. She strained her eyes, peering harder into the darkness, looking for any sign of movement. There wasn’t even a hint of the slightest breeze that could have stirred the leaves. Another rustle of the bushes had her on her feet, backing away toward the house. The rush of blood in her ears was deafening and she was gasping for breath by the time she reached the porch. The forest was full of scary beasts, so she wasn’t going to take any chances. But the sudden bone-chilling sensation that entered the atmosphere made her think that there was something more sinister watching from the shadows. The sensation crept up her spine like icy, skeletal fingers, finally resting on her neck, causing the fine hairs to stand on end. 

Wednesday 14 September 2011


If you haven't already seen this, then you are missing out!! The lastest Breaking Dawn trailer is so amazing. I got chills watching it! I really can't wait for the release date!!!!!

Tuesday 13 September 2011


Carmine read the letter and his eyes darkened. A fierce scowl covered his face.
     He crumpled the page. “What are the means of this?” His voice was deep and steady as he spoke through clenched teeth.
     “I…I’ve been meaning to tell you, Daddy, but I just never got a chance.” The words stumbled from her mouth, revealing the lie.      
     “Have I not given you everything you’ve ever needed?” He was angry now and did not care much for her excuses. “Were the private lessons not good enough for you? Are you that ungrateful?”
     Tears sprang up in her eyes and her lip trembled. Amber had never, in all her life, witnessed Carmine’s rage, but she saw it rising in his deep emerald eyes like a sudden thunderstorm ready to strike with its lashes of lightening.  
     “No, it’s not like that. I appreciate all you’ve ever given me. But I’m eighteen now and I think it’s time for me to go out into the world. I need to meet new people…people my age. I want to feel normal.”
     “Normal?” His mouth twisted into a wicked smile. “Amber, you are in no way normal. You have a gift, one that the world will never understand. Do you really want to take that chance?” His tone was mocking and more tears welled in her eyes.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Leigh Fallon: Pre-Order Carrier Comp! Win a Kindle!

Leigh Fallon: Pre-Order Carrier Comp! Win a Kindle!: Well good golly gosh, here we are on the 6 th of September and exactly four weeks to the release of CARRIER OF THE MARK. Repeat after me… ...

Tuesday 6 September 2011


Whew, well I have finally finished the revisions for Therian! I can't say it wasn't a daunting task, and I will never take those few extra hours of sleep for granted ever again!! But I had so much fun with the edits and as I re-read the story I couldn't help falling in love with my characters all over again :)))

Amber, Taye, Lynke, Luna, Deacon, Lucard, and all my other imaginary friends!! I love you guys!!

Very excited, and I cannot wait to get the news of the release date :). Over the next few weeks I will be posting excerpts of the book. These will also appear on Therian's facebook page.!/pages/The-Bloody-Crescent-Book-1-Therian/268069359875004

All Amberlyn Darksky has ever wanted is to be normal. But what if normal is everything supernatural and legendary?

Amber has never been ordinary. She has a gift, the ability to see memories through simple touch, and for her it’s a curse. Especially when she has to relive her mother’s death, the night she was born, through her father’s eyes. Leading a sheltered life for years under his constant watch has her yearning for freedom and her acceptance into Cyprus Falls University gives her just that.

She is immediately plunged into a world of true love, heart ache, seduction and horror. With a deepening affection for Tayelon Cree, whose sparkling hazel eyes leave her breathless, and the undeniable allure of Lucard Colbaine, who seems to be immune to her gift, can she accept what either of them represent in her life? And what about the steely eyed vampire who invades her dreams?

When the blackouts and nightmares begin, Amber fears the pain that rips into her soul and threatens to destroy her. Before long she is faced with the truth of her destiny, as well as the devastating secrets that surround the people she holds dearest; dark secrets that will truly change the course of her very existence. Amber doesn’t know if she has the strength to accept the hand fate has dealt her. She will have to fight as hard as possible to remain human while the beasts inside her rage to take over. 

Reading Teen: Giveaway! Enthralled by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Reading Teen: Giveaway! Enthralled by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Monday 5 September 2011


A BIG congrats to Tracy Auerbach! Her book, THE HUMAN CURE, is set to release September 15th, 2011!!

Kate Plesser is leading a dead-end life as an office assistant with a penchant for bad relationships. She is lost. When Kate is kidnapped by Hunter, a gorgeous stranger, she assumes that he is just some sick psychopath. She never suspects that he is actually a vampire, and that she is about to be plunged into a world stranger than her wildest dreams. In the underground city where Hunter lives, she encounters his otherworldly cousin Chase, who holds the key to her freedom. She is thrust into a village where humans are farmed for feeding and breeding. In this mysterious new world beneath Queens, New York, Kate eventually finds something she never expected; her own purpose.

For more information and to buy this book, go to :

Thursday 1 September 2011



This one will be moving to the top of my TBR list!!

When one human stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of overcoming them in this coming-of-age modern fairytale may result in war between light and darkness.

Abandoned as an infant in Prague, naive and strong-willed Charlotte Ruzikova was raised by one of the last Vampires left alive. As a human, she knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe, where Witches drew spells of enchantment, Phasers threw tea parties, and Elves are the closest in kin. Charlotte has lived her life in the dark with her Guardian, content to having him to herself and reveling in his attention, until she's realizes she wants more...

Resident medical doctor and Vampire, Valek Ruzik fears the day his ward would come of age and blossom into a fine woman, and he is forced to confront his own motives as time is of the essence once his past catches up to him, and their lives become endangered...

As genocide and war threatens their secret society, the dictator in power is ready to wipe out Valek's race, but Charlotte will not allow that to happen. Fighting for the only one she's ever loved and truly believed in, she will do whatever it takes to save their love...before the sun comes up and light takes over.


Yay!! Sept. 1st - Officially marking the beginning of Spring here in South Africa, and another reminder of how quickly this year has gone by.

This is my favourite season : ))) It's warm without being unbearably humid and sticky, and best of all it's the time of year when the gorgeous Azaleas, just outside my apartment, start to bloom!!

Aren't they just beautiful!!

There are plenty of other reasons to celebrate September!

Fallen Angels' BNC of the month is STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini and all readers will get a chance to vote for which character they want to be transformed into a beautiful bookmark, courtesy of James Vallesteros!

PNR & UF's picks for the month are :

HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick

ANGELS' BLOOD by Nalini Singh

SPIDER'S BITE by Jennifer Estep

NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer


& FANTASY & VAMPIRE BOOK CLUB's choices are :

FALLEN by Lauren Kate ( Already read and loved!! )

THE PATH by H.K. Savage

Happy reading everyone - and happy Spring Day to everyone in South Africa.

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