31 August 2015

Book Blitz: The 52nd by Dela


 
The 52nd by Dela 
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Synopsis: Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived–until now.

On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.

Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.

As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn’t so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld.

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Meet Dela, 
 Dela is the debut author of THE 52ND saga, a multicultural paranormal for young adults. Before tracing the minds of Aztec gods, Dela worked as a paralegal and could be found snowboarding at Brianhead, Utah. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband, three kids, and two exceptionally fat Chihuahuas. Her website is www.delaauthor.com.







Excerpt: 
“LOOK OUT!” she screamed, pointing to the front window.
A black figure stood in the beam of our headlights. I slammed my foot on the brakes, but they locked and the car began to skid. The smell of burning rubber filled the car as we screeched across the asphalt. The man didn’t move, and as we neared him, I cranked the wheel to the right as fast as possible to avoid him. We screamed as the car spun out of control.
As we skidded closer to the unmoving figure, I thought he was done for. I expected him to bounce up onto the windshield and shatter the window into thousands of tiny pieces. But the briefest second before impact, my door rushing directly at him, I saw—
It was not a man.
 
 

26 August 2015

Cover Reveal: Life After Falling by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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We are head over heels for the Cover of Alyssa Rose Ivy's LIFE AFTER FALLING! LIFE AFTER FALLING is a Contemporary Romance set to be released on October 15, 2015!

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About LIFE AFTER FALLING: One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives. Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancĂ© all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness. On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love.        



Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author PhotoAbout Alyssa Rose Ivy: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.        

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Cover Reveal: Seelie by Sarah J. Pepper


Seelie by Sarah J. Pepper
Release Date: Fall 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
Synopsis: Kian traces his thumb over Ryanne’s bottom lip, waiting impatiently for his Seelie princess to surrender to her blood-lust. Her fervor is nearly untamable, particularly when tempted by his addictive kiss. She’ll do anything for him, but he is just as enslaved by her. However, Ryanne’s blood-lust turns lethal as soon as Niall, the Unseelie Prince, steps into her Court. In Faerie, lies are punishable by death. Murder is justifiable. So when Niall oversteps his bounds, Ryanne has no choice but to unleash the blood-lust that rules her.


Meet Sarah, 
Sarah J. Pepper specializes in dark, paranormal romance - think "happy ever after" but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn't only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It's in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of - both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn't always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn't mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit? Get a glimpse inside her head at www.sarahjpepper.com




 

25 August 2015

Review: Joyride by Anna Banks

Joyride by Anna Banks 
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Book Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 288
Synopsis: A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads—with the law and with each other—in this sparkling standalone from NYT-bestselling author Anna Banks.

It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother, studies hard, and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back from Mexico.

Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. He dated popular blondes and had fun with his older sister, Amber. But now Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father, the town sheriff who wouldn’t acknowledge Amber's mental illness. Arden refuses to fulfill whatever his conservative father expects.

All Carly wants is to stay under the radar and do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others. Carly and Arden’s journey toward their true hearts—and one another—is funny, romantic, and sometimes harsh.



My Review:
I borrowed Joyride by Anna Banks from work and this is my honest review.

In Joyride, we meet Carly Vega a teenager living alone with her older brother doing her best to make ends meet, and save enough money to get her parents back from Mexico. Every pay check she receives is handed straight over to her brother to help her parents. Soon she meets Arden, the cute rich boy who likes to have fun.

In the beginning Arden just wants to have fun with Carly. The way the two meet, (during a fake robbery run by Arden) is a little extreme and the way Carly acts intrigues Arden to befriend her. He thinks the two of them would be a nice team. As time goes on Arden starts to fall for Carly and things get interesting from there.

Carly is a really mature, tough girl. I loved her I feel like I can really relate to her. Obviously my parents were not deported, but I started working at a young age as well so I know what it's like to work my butt off at a part time job to pay bills and what not. I also really liked Arden. He was able to get Carly to take a breath and have some fun, which is something we could see she really needed.

The plot of this book was really refreshing. It was intense in that it was two teenagers working hard to get there family back together. But there were times strewn throughout the book that were fun based and I was able to take a breath. I like that in books, and I definitely plan to read more of Anna Banks’ work in the future.


23 August 2015

Review: Inside The O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside The O'Briens by Lisa Genova
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Book Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 352
Synopsis: From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s.

Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s Disease.

Huntington’s is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe’s four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father’s disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father’s escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she’s gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing?

As Joe’s symptoms worsen and he’s eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life “at risk” or learn their fate.

Praised for writing that “explores the resilience of the human spirit” (The San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core.



My Review: 
I borrowed Inside The O’Briens by Lisa Genova from work and this is my honest review.

After reading Still Alice another of Lisa Genova’s books I just had to pick up anything else she has written. That included picking up her newest, Inside The O’Briens as soon as it released. I enjoy Genova’s books for many reasons. But I think the main reason is because I have always been interested in medical stories and interested in studying diseases for a long time. Reading about these diseases and how they affect families is even more interesting.

Another thing I liked about this book was that it was set in Boston because it is so close to home. I recognized a lot of what the main characters were talking about like the places around Boston, Fenway Park and the Red Sox too of course. These family stories really got to me, throughout the whole book I got to know the family as if they were my own family. I cried when I found out Colleen was pregnant, and got angry every time Patrick did something stupid.

In this book, the disease of choice was Huntingtons. We met the O’Brien family, the man of the house, Joe as well as his wife Rose. Together they had four kids the oldest JJ, then Patrick, Meghan, and Katie. We got to see how this disease affected all of them separately, and together as well. Since their father, Joe was the one diagnosed all four children had a 50-50 chance of getting it. This meant that the whole book was crazy with finding out who had it and who did not. The one person I was really interested in seeing if they had the gene and at the end we did not get to find out. It was so angering but it made the book a little better somehow.

Overall the book was great, not as great as Still Alice but still great enough for me to want to read every other book she has written as well. 




20 August 2015

Blog Tour: Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster


Discovering Delilah by Melissa Foster
Synopsis: After the death of her parents on the day of her college graduation, Delilah Armstrong thought she could finally follow her heart and come out to her closest friends, but the guilt of going against her parents’ beliefs haunts her. The feelings she has for her best friend, Ashley, are stronger than anything she’s felt before, but Delilah has never even kissed a girl, and fear stops her at every turn.



Ashley Carver promised herself that she would never again date another girl who wasn’t out, but that was before she met intoxicatingly sweet and sexy Delilah.



When another girl offers to teach Delilah the ropes, it changes Delilah’s whole world and gives her the courage to go after the only girl she really wants. But coming out isn’t as easy as Delilah imagined, and moving past her parents’ death and the feelings of guilt she is left with is even harder. The intense passion between Ashley and Delilah is too strong to deny, but coming together means risking everything.



Discovering Delilah is an edgy, evocative, romantic story of friendship, family, and the courage to love.

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Meet Melissa, 
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.



Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.



Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website. Never miss a release! Follow Melissa here on Amazon and sign up for her newsletter: www.MelissaFoster.com/Newsletter

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18 August 2015

Cover Reveal: Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey

TGet ready for Boiling Point! The next installment in Tessa Bailey's thrilling Crossing the Line series.  We hope you love the cover as much as we do!

Release date: January 26, 2016


About Boiling Point:

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all...
Con artist Austin Shaw's been in disguise so long he's not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he's been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.
Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she's ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He's infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she's determined to resist him.
But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants...including a man that Polly must trust if she's to escape their dangerous game alive.



About Tessa Bailey:

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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