Friday, January 31, 2014

Book Blitz: TheForgotten Ones by Laura Howard




Have you read The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard yet?
No?
Well, now is the best time to jump into this book.
Why?
Because it's on sale, silly!! :-) So, if you've been looking at this book for some time, NOW is the right time to do it!!!
Haven't heard about The Forgotten Ones yet? Don't despair, lean back and let me tell you about the book, and make sure to check out the excerpt in the end - and the giveaway!!!:-D

Cover Reveal: First Impressions by Pauline Creeden



Happy Friday Lovelies!!!
Today I have the joy of presenting the cover for Pauline Creeden's book First Impressions. First, I like to tell you a little more about Pauline - enjoy!!
P.S. Make sure to swing by her pages and say Hello!
First Impressions will be released March 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Author Take Over: Pyxi Rose - Interview & Giveaway

Hi Guys, and welcome to this weeks Author Take Over. This time, my victim, eeerhh, guest is Pyxi Rose from CHBB.

Pyxie is the genius mind behind The Ninth Taghairm; Redemption, and I'm so lucky that she graciously accepted to answer all my questions ;-)

So PLEASE welcome Pyxi to my blog, and make sure to go by her pages and give her some love!! <3

Release Day Blitz: Pony Dreams by KC Sprayberry


HAPPY RELEASE DAY KATHI!!!
 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mini-interview: Being Mrs. Dracula by Faith Marlow

Hi Guys!!
I have an amazing treat for you today!! I have a mini interview with the lovely Faith Marlow, and I got a chance to ask her a little about her book; Being Mrs. Dracula, and her publisher; Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly (which is my FAVORITE publisher btw).
Alright, let me tell you a little about the book first:

When Valeria’s hand was given in marriage to the handsome and powerful Count Vlad Dracula, she dreamed of happiness but instead her life was filled with longing for her absent husband, their country ravaged by war. When Vlad at last returned from the battlefield he was a changed man, an alluring and dangerous creature with a thirst for her blood…and for more wives.

For over one hundred years, tales of Count Dracula have haunted and seduced the imagination of readers worldwide. Now experience the story of Dracula from a new perspective, as told by the three women who knew him best. Discover their stories, their secrets, and find out what it would be to love and be loved by history’s most powerful vampire in Being Mrs. Dracula.

In a marriage that spans centuries, one man shared between three women, love may be eternal but happiness is not guaranteed.

Release Day Blitz:Fire & Shadow by Rochelle Maya Callen


Hi Guys!!!
Today it's Release Day for Rochelle and her sequel to Ashes & Ice (which I read last year). I have been looking forward to this day!! Now, let me tell you about Fire & Shadow:
 



Secrets. Silence. Sacrifice.

 

Jade is only beginning to unravel her own secrets. Facing fate, a murky past and a brutal inner battle, Jade must become what she fears without giving into the darkness.

 

If she doesn't, the world will be devoured by Fire and Shadows.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover reveal: Prelude (Creatura 0.5) by Nely Cab & giveaway




Title: Prelude
Author: Nely Cab
Release Date: 2/3/14
Blog Tour: February 3 - 10 2014

It’s not easy creating life, but that’s what Deus was meant to do. And as amazing as his new creations may be, Deus finds that there’s nothing wonderful about being the only person in existence. Using his power, he molds a companion to keep him company; only, something goes awry and Starr soon proves to be as wild as the animals he’s crafted.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: My Soul for You by Airicka Phoenix


Title: My Soul For you
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ice Publishing
Release Day: March 7, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary, Thriller with strong elements of Romance
Warnings: Language and sexual content
Formats: eBook & Paperback
Buying Locations: To Come Soon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Author Take Over: Joe DiCicco


Hi Guys, and welcome to this weeks Author Take Over! This week I have the pleasure of introducing Joe DiCicco. He has two new short stories out January 24, and today we're going to take a closer look at them both.
But first.... let me tell you a little about Joe:

Book Blitz: Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak

Chasing the Star Garden
The Airship Racing Chronicles I

Genre: Steampunk Romance, Alternative History
Novel description:
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.
Melanie Karsak’s “Chasing the Star Garden” takes the reader on an exciting adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem colored waters of the ancient world, introducing us to Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and a shattered past.
Lily Stargazer is having a bad day. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium.  
Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spotlight: The P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by D.T Dyllin


Got Dragon?

Get the entire P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy in a boxed set on sale from Jan. 22 through Jan. 29th

You may just find you like to get burned.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Confessions of a Small Town Librarian by A. MacEwan


I was in the middle of beta reading a very intense book, when I decided I needed a break. Since the buss around Confessions of a Small Town Librarian had been huge and very positive, I had (of course) bought it, but hadn’t had the chance of sitting down to read it. Thinking it would give me a breathing room from my other read, I settled in.

I was soooo wrong. Confessions of a Small Town Librarian didn’t give me a break from the intensity but ADDED to it.

Anna McCall is the town’s librarian, currently going through a rough divorce (from an even rougher marriage), he days is filled with her work, Duchess (her dog) and her best friend; Megan. Megan is determined to bring Anna out of her shell, to make her have some fun, make her forget about her abusive, soon-to-be ex-husband.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Release Day Review: Musings of a Hideous Mind Vol 3 by Alex Laybourne



The Bus Driver:

A story of a bus driver, who absolutely DON’T want to be where he is. He is tired of all the snotty, greasy kids, convinced they’re spawn from the devil himself. In reality he doesn’t even want to be driving a bus, but the bills have to be paid, right? But what happens when an ordinary Wednesday turns into a day no one will ever forget?

I was surprised by the very explicit details that Alex put into this story. I could smell everything he described, could feel the heat and the terror running through my veins.

Amazing short story, and if this is a taste of what the rest of the book will be like, I am certainly looking forward to it!!

The Interrogation:

It is a “classic” tale of Good Cop versus Bad Cop, with a great twist. I have to say, I started giggling when I read the last bit, I didn’t quite see that coming. Well played Alex, well played! :-)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Author Take Over: Julieanne Lynch - character interview with Kefozsé



Good Day my friends!!  I have the pleasure of having Kefozsé from Julieanne Lynch’s Rose Saga here today. Please welcome him, and Julieanne, and make sure to give them some love!

Sabina: Hello Kefozsé, and welcome to my blog. I hope your travel was alright? Can I offer you anything?

Why thank you, Sabina. I am quite fine. I fed earlier.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review: The Curse of the Rose & A Dance for Fools by Julieanne Lynch

Hi Guys!!!
Tomorrow it's Author Take Over, and this week I have the pleasure to introduce Julieanne Lynch, author of the Rose Saga, Shadow World, and her new book coming in March; The Taken. To prepare you for tomorrow, I have reviewed The Curse of the Rose & A Dance for Fools.
 
 
The Curse of the Rose:
Just to make it clear, in case anyone should be in doubt. Curse of the Rose is erotica. As you know, I have been avoiding erotica in the past, mainly since I want more than just sex in the books I read. I want a story, a plot in there as well. Julieanne delivers everything I need and want. And then some.
Bianka is nothing more than a child when she is chosen to be the next Rose. If she truly had known what it entailed, I’m quite sure she would’ve run the other way as fast as she could.
Iona is the current Rose, and the one who chooses Bianka. All Bianka know is that it is NOT an option NOT to be selected, why, she doesn’t know. It has long been a tradition for the Townspeople in Hollóko to lead their virgin daughters to the castle. The price is high, but the reward is that no one else disappears during the year.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: His Beloved Infidel by Sharon E. Cathcart


It is closing in on Christmas, and true to tradition, each teacher gives a gift to their colleagues. Farukh really likes Catherine, wanted to talk to her for some time, and finds this to be a wonderful opportunity to show her that he’s interested.

Catherine is surprised to find a gift from Farukh, especially since she didn’t get him anything. As a thank you she invites him for coffee, and everything rolls from there. But what happens when two different world collide in love? Can the people they love the most accept it?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spotlight: The Orb of Truth & Dragon God by Brae Wyckoff


Brae Wyckoff is an award winning and internationally acclaimed author, born and raised in San Diego, CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jill, for over 20 years, and they have three children. He has a beautiful grandson named Avery. Brae has been an avid RPG gamer since 1985. His passion for mysterious realms and the supernatural inspired him to write The Orb of Truth, the first in a series of fantasy action adventures.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Release Day Review: The Cogs in Time - an anthology by CHBB Publishing


 
 
 
 
 
The Cogs in Time by Catherine Stovall
 
A beautiful poem by Catherine to set off this anthology.
 
The Properties of Mercury by Robert Craven
 
What do you do when you have discovered something amazing? When your theory is correct, and it can do wonders? And what if your invention is wanted by others? One group want’s to destroy it, another to use it, and not for good.
Devereux discovered the hidden qualities of mercury and when people start coming after him and his experiments, he calls out to Wentworth for help.

This short story was well written, I liked the twist with the special experiment, and the end was good. It wasn’t my favorite in this anthology though, but still very well written.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Review: Embracing Hamilton by Sarah J. Carr



Embracing Hamilton is the second book in Sarah J. Carr’s JackRabbit7 series. I received the prequel pRevealing Hamilton from Sarah early last year, and I was hooked to her writing style. JackRabbit7 is very different from what I normally read, but I love it. Once I start one of Sarah’s books, I have a VERY hard time letting go. There’s a reason why pRevealing Hamilton & Revealing Hamilton made it to my Top 10 for 2013. Seriously.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Author Take Over: Elodie Parkes


Hi guys, and welcome to the first Author Take Over in 2014. I am proud to leave my blog into the capable hands of Elodie Parkes. She released a new novel December 18 called Forever Blue. Let me tell you a little about the book, Elodie Parkes, and give you a juicy excerpt from Forever Blue (+18).


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye to 2013, Hello to 2014 (Giveaway)

CLOSED
Today it’s the first day in a new year. And time for me to look back at 2013, saying goodbye to the past year, and embrace the new one.

So, what happened blog wise for me in 2013? A lot actually. I left Dangerous Romance in August, and started my own blog – the one you’re at right now. I learned a lot from Laurie, and we’re still friends, but it was time for me to move on, to try my own wings.
 The amazing design I have now is due to Ren from R&R Designs. I love it, and was VERY excited to have it up and running before December.
Another friend helped me start Sabina’s Adventures In Reading; Penny from The Library at the END of the Universe, she even made the initial design for me. Not to mention all the times she listened to me when I was asking how I did this or that, since I wasn't used to working with Blogger. Or when I needed a shoulder to lean on in general. Thank you My Dear for being there for me, even when you where going through your own personal hell.