Tuesday 24 January 2017

Release Blitz + Review: Before the Lie by KD Robichaux

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Before the Lie
Title: Before the Lie
Series: The Confession Duet Book #1
Author: KD Robichaux
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24



It was love at first sight. 
Not just for me, but for Corbin as well. 
Our eyes locked across the room, and that was all she wrote. 
But we didn’t rush things. 
We wanted to do it right. 
After all, we would spend the rest of our lives together. 
The love of my life. My soul mate. 
He was the intense and fiercely protective soldier, and I was his doting and faithful lover. 
I found my happily ever after. 
This was our story… 
Before the Lie

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The story behind this hot cover was nothing like I was expecting. It was sweet and beautiful innocence, something I'm not that used to in contemporary romances, of late, and I loved every second of it.
Of course, the prologue was quite daunting, and as I read Corbin and Vi's story, I kept wondering at what point Vi got to where this story first took off, because I could not imagine Corbin letting anything like that happening to her. And then, when I got to the end, I was completely gutted, as I'd grown to love these characters more and more with each flip of the page.
Vi and Corbin's relationship wasn't all hot and heavy, sexual tension (okay, there was plenty of that, but it was a bit more subtle). I loved that Corbin was willing to go at her pace, and that he understood her need to take things slow. He pushed her past her boundaries but in a way that felt comfortable, and it was amazing to watch her open up to him as their romance intensified. Corbin was badass, hard muscles, and sexy tattoos on the outside, but he was sweet goodness on the inside. I also loved that Vi didn't just give up the life she loved so much because a handsome face had swept her off her feet. Her passion for climbing drove her and she held onto that, every step of the way.
This was a great setup for the next book. It gave the reader a chance to fall in love with Corbin and Vi, to understand them and their love, and to also understand Vi's reasoning for what she did. I cannot wait to see where their journey takes them, and I can only hope that their love and need for each other will lead them back to the second chance they deserve.
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About the Author
KD Robichaux wanted to be a romance author since the first time she picked up her mom’s Sandra Brown books at the ripe old age of twelve. She went to college to become a writer, but then married and had babies. Putting her dream job on hold to raise her family as a stay at home mom, who read entirely too much, she created a blog where she could keep her family and friends up-to-date on all the hottest reads. From there, by word of mouth, her blog took off and she began using her hard-earned degree as a Senior Editor for Hot Tree Editing. When her kids started school, and with the encouragement from her many author friends, she finally sat down and started working on her first series, The Blogger Diaries, her very own real life romance.

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Sunday 8 January 2017

Blog Tour: Excerpt: In Truth & Ashes (Otherselves, #3) by Nicole Luiken

In Truth & Ashes (Otherselves, #3) by Nicole Luiken

Release Date: January 2nd, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

What she can’t remember could ruin her life.

The Mirror Worlds are but dull reflections of the True World, where magic and technology blend together…

On the True World, Belinda Loring has known from childhood that she must Bond with the son of another noble First Family. Uniting the families ensures hers will hold onto its powerful position, and so she’s always pushed down the tender feelings she has for her best friend—gorgeous, steadfast Demian, who isn’t noble.

But when the ceremonial magic goes disastrously wrong, Belinda becomes a national disgrace. Scorned as Broken, she turns to Demian for help getting revenge on the man who ruined her: the radical Malachi.

But the seeds of Malachi’s murderous plans lie buried in Belinda’s past, in the dark days of her kidnapping—a period of which she has no memory. And Demian may hold the key to recovering all that she’s lost—and saving the worlds.



Fire World

Leah wept in her sleep. And dreamed:
She was a dragon, floating on an orange sea of molten rock. Far above her was a hole like an eye, the Volcano Lord Thunderhead’s caldera. At first, the heat felt pleasant, soaking away the lingering chill of death, but then it increased in intensity as the magma invaded every nerve and lit them each on fire. She screamed through her ruined throat and convulsed—
Leah bolted upright and found herself in the Aerie, the top room of Qeturah’s Tower. She must have fallen asleep on Gideon’s bed.
She was shaking, her heart trying to beat its way out of her chest. Her skin felt clammy. What a terrible, awful nightmare.
One whole side of the Aerie opened out onto a large natural stone balcony. Outside, the sun silhouetted Thunderhead’s steep-sided black cone against the red sky. Thin trails of lava trickled down his sides as he erupted again.
The Volcano Lord grieved for the loss of his son, just as Leah grieved.
Leah had met Gideon here in this very room. He’d been feverish, and she’d been spying for her father, Duke Ruben, trying to prove that the evil sorceress Qeturah had something to do with the dragon attacks on their valley. Only, by the time she found out Gideon shape-shifted into the dragon at night and his mother Qeturah used a magic amulet to control him, Leah had already fallen in love with Gideon, and turning him in had been unthinkable.
But in the end, she’d been unable to protect him from her father. Duke Ruben’s army had shot the dragon down with a huge crossbow, and Gideon had died. And his death had signaled the beginning of the end of Fire World.
Gideon’s father, Thunderhead, had erupted and killed Duke Ruben and three other dukes. Their deaths, in turn, had sent the Volcano Lords linked to them into a mindless fury, and they’d all exploded. Those not killed in the eruptions would likely starve in the next year, since falling ash had blighted all the crops.
And Leah could barely bring herself to care.
Gideon was dead. Duke Ruben, her father, whom she’d alternately feared and wanted to please, was dead. Likely so were Jehannah, her half-sister, and her mother, Beulah. Her childhood home was destroyed.
Leah had spent all her time since the cataclysm struggling to stop Qeturah. But now Qeturah was dead, too. And Leah had no purpose.
Oh, the war hadn’t ended: Qeturah had had a mentor named Malachi who had supported her. He was still out there, no doubt still scheming to shatter the other Mirror Worlds, but Leah had run out of energy to fight. Let someone else take him down, someone from the True World.
Malachi wasn’t her problem.
Leah would just stay here with her memories. Alone.
Only the thought of the nightmare returning kept her from sleeping the rest of the day away.


Through Fire & Sea (Otherselves, #1) by Nicole Luiken:

There is one True World, and then there are the four mirror worlds: fire, water, air, and stone. And each has a magic of its own…
In the Fire World, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm’s most powerful lords. She’s hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods. But she has another gift…the ability to Call her twin “Otherselves” on other worlds.
Holly resides in the Water World—our world. When she’s called by Leah from the Fire World, she nearly drowns. Suddenly the world Holly thought she knew is filled with secrets, magic…and deadly peril.
For a malevolent force seeks to destroy the mirror worlds. And as Leah and Holly are swept up in the tides of chaos and danger, they have only one choice to save the mirror worlds—to shatter every rule they’ve ever known…

Amid Wind & Stone (Otherselves, #2)
Author: Nicole Luiken
Release Date: Mar. 7, 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy

There is one True World, and then there are the four Mirror Worlds: Fire, Water, Air, and Stone.
Audrey and Dorotea are “otherselves”—twin copies of each other who live on different Mirror Worlds.
On Air, Audrey has the ability to communicate with wind spirits. As war looms, she’s torn between loyalty to her country and her feelings for a roguish phantom who may be a dangerous spy.
Blackouts and earthquakes threaten the few remaining humans on Stone, who have been forced to live underground. To save her injured sister, Dorotea breaks taboo and releases an imprisoned gargoyle. Brooding, sensitive Jasper makes her wonder if gargoyles aretruly traitors, as she’s always been told.
Unbeknownst to them, they both face the same enemy—an evil sorceress bent on shattering all the Mirror Worlds.

Entangled Page: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/amid-wind-stone/

Ab0ut the Author 

Nicole Luiken wrote her first book at age 13 and never stopped. She is the author of nine published books for young adults, including Violet Eyes and its sequels Silver Eyes and Angels Eyes, Frost, Unlocking the Doors, The Catalyst, Escape to the Overworld, Dreamfire and the sequel Dreamline. Through Fire & Sea, book one of Otherselves, and Amid Wind & Stone, book two of Otherselves, are her most recent releases. She also has an adult thriller, Running on Instinct, under the name N.M. Luiken and a fantasy romance series, Gate to Kandrith and Soul of Kandrith. Nicole lives with her family in Edmonton, AB. It is physically impossible for her to go more than three days in a row without writing. 

Author Website: http://www.nicoleluiken.com/ 
Author Twitter: @NicoleLuiken 
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Luiken-50793836133/ 
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/223320.Nicole_Luiken\   

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For Love of Books4 – Spotlight Post 
YA Book Madness – Review Book #3 

January 3rd 
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post 

January 4th 
Queekie Girl Reads – Guest Post 

January 5th 
YaReads – Author Interview 
Sizzling Hot Books – Review Book #1 

January 6th 
The Book Beacon – Review Book #3 
Pearls Cast Before A McPig – Spotlight Post 

January 7th 
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post 

January 8th 
Roxy’s Book Reviews – Spotlight Post 

January 9th 
Mythical Books – Author Interview 

January 10th 
Captivated Reading – Guest Post 

January 11th 
Crossroad Reviews – Spotlight Post 
Splashes Into Books – Review Book #3 

January 12th 
YA Book Divas – Guest Post 

January 13th 
Sleeps on Tables – Spotlight Post 
Home of Writing – Review Book #2 

January 14th 
Verbosity Reviews – Review Book #1 

January 15th 
Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Author Interview

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