Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Wild Princess" by Mary Hart Perry {Release Day Blitz}

About the Book:

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had nine children; four were girls.   In this first book of the sensual historical romance series, Princess Louise, known as the "wild child" of the royal family, marries amidst scandal and threats against the Crown from Irish radicals.  But when Louise discovers love, it isn't with the man the queen arranged for her daughter to wed.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Lust Garden Book Tour/Giveaway Promo

Follow the Tour Promotional Book Tours and Billy Jolie are giving away a $50 Amazon GC and 5 autographed copies!  

"Bridges of Deaths" by M. C. V. Egan {Excerpt & Giveaway - Ends 8/6}


He perceived himself to be a sensible man. He surrounded himself with facts and  numbers. Those who worked and interacted with him saw him as a levelheaded, reasonable, and credible individual. He was a man of logic and common sense. And aside from a handful of therapists, no one knew him, not wholly. At this point in time, he had exhausted all sensible, reasonable, credible, traditional, levelheaded, common sense, and rational options to try to solve his problem. He now found himself open to the possibility of the unreasonable, incredible, irrational, implausible, and illogical. It could even be said that he was now open to the possibility of the absurd and the ridiculous.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"The Fire of Dawn" by V.V. Aku {Review}

About the Book:

It’s the last day of the summer holiday in The Hague when Leah Koopmans’s carefree life as a teen is brutally flipped upside down. Her pale skin turns a dazzling gold, her senses heighten, and her muscles possess an uncanny strength. But with these exhilarating new powers comes a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: human blood

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Hacienda Moon" by KaSonndra Leigh {Release Day Promo Blitz}


Crowds, noise, loudspeakers, coffee smells: words that described Raleigh-Durham’s airport. There wasn’t much difference between New York’s JFK and North Carolina’s RDU. The noise and crowds were all the same in these places. An airport was still just another way of transporting someone from one life-changing situation to the next. And Tandie’s journey was about to begin again in a small town located about twenty minutes away from where she grew up.
Waiting at the conveyor carousel, she picked up her two bags and headed toward the rental-car section. With her head pounding from jet lag, Tandie took the keys from the woman behind the counter and mentally reviewed her driving route. Turning, she collided with a set of broad shoulders. Her handbag fell to the floor, scattering the contents.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Drop It Like It's HOT Hop 7/27

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"The Green" by Karly Kirkpatrick {Review & Giveaway - Ends 8/4)

About the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Ariceli Pisa is a senior at the prestigious Cambridge High School and has her sights set on Northwestern University. She's a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society...and a drug dealer. That's not the only secret she has to keep from her best friend Naomi--she’s also madly in love with Naomi’s ex-boyfriend, James Bartlett. Trying to balance her life at Cambridge High with her new demanding job keeps her teetering on the edge of disaster.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"The Finding" by Timothy Cavinder {Excerpt & Giveaway - Ends 8/4}


On the day Horace’s truck wouldn’t start he called Henry Bill to give him a ride into town. Horace needed to pay his property taxes, today being the final day allowed for such transactions and also he needed to purchase a new white shirt. The reason for the new shirt was the occasion of an impending visit from his older brother Donald and his wife of several years Vivian. Donald visited Horace every year much like a pilgrimage as Donald had promised their mother on her death bed that he’d keep an eye on Horace. The reason for this request remains unknown perhaps it was just a mother’s worry or it may have been the effects of the painkillers and the sips of Kentucky whiskey she liked to take from her bedside bottle.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Dog Trots Globe—To Paris & Provence" by Sheron Long {Review & Giveaway - Ends 8/8}

About the book:

Join Chula, a 9-year-old Sheltie, as she travels from California to France. This lively and often funny adventure finds Chula sniffing around the boulangeries, lavender fields, and big outdoor markets of Provence. In Paris, she trots across the Seine, stands on her hind legs in awe of the Eiffel Tower, and attends opening night at a gallery. Through vivid color photographs and Chula's unique perspective, you'll experience Paris and Provence in a delightful way and see why Chula says, "It's a dog's life there!"

- A fun read with a dog's eye view of France.

- More than 150 color photographs of Paris and Provence.

- Anecdotes on French life and info on everything from cheeses to the Eiffel Tower.

- Helpful Afterword on pet travel.

- 4 bonus videos (available online). Visit markets of Provence, experience 3,000 sheep on the run, admire the sparkling Eiffel Tower, and take a glorious walk with Chula through Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

- Online Extras on French travel, dog fun, and free downloads.

About the Author, Sheron Long:

Sherry first visited France as a student in Grenoble and has returned dozens of times to soak in the joie de vivre. The best trip, though, was when Chula came along. Relying on her years as a publisher, Sherry coaxed Chula into telling the true story of her travels and then turned Chula's barks into print.

Chula Wula D'Augue

Chula, whose first name means "pretty" in Spanish, is a 9-year-old, 30-pound Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) with a true sense of adventure. Whether chasing squirrels in her backyard in Carmel Valley, California, or evicting feline squatters from her backyard in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Chula gives it her all. She's always ready to drop everything and go on a trip to town or across the globe. And she does it all with that lovely Sheltie smile.

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A truly delightful story of a travel to France, told from a dog's point of view.  In the enchanced version, the pictures, videos and music were done just beautifully.  This is just a fantastic book from front to back and an experience I've never encountered before.  "Dog Trots Globe—To Paris & Provence" comes in hardcover, standard e-book version and the enchanced e-book version.  A must read for all ages.

I give "Dog Trots Globe—To Paris & Provence" a 5 star rating!


Open to US 18 and older.  OIC is offering an iPad or hardcover edition of the book to the winner of the giveaway.  Enter on the Rafflecopter below.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Dangerous Past" by A. F. Ebbers {Guest Post & Review}


Airline Captain Frank Braden and his wife Nicole are suddenly stalked by professional assassins who have a deadline to make their deaths look like an accident or a suicide. And the couple doesn't know why they are being targeted. They don't realize that they stand in the way of a deadly conspiracy. Little by little they are pulled into a dangerous web of intrigue by a murderous criminal network that deceptvely offers the pilot his wife's life if he will concede to their demands. This is a thriller that rocks the highest levels of Washington.

"Darkness Rising" by Elle Chardou {Review & Giveaway - Ends 7/29}

About the Book:

A Pureblood...
Julien Gasquet belongs to the notorious Lycan clan, the Gasquet Pack based in New Orleans. After a vicious argument, he storms out of the compound and decides to spend the night with his sister, Jolie, in Baton Rouge.

A Half-breed...
Martina Beauchamp is considered an abomination to the Lycans as she isn't a pureblood and doesn't have a pack to call her own. She meets Julien after a horrifying incident forces her to flee her home and her car breaks down in the parking lot next to his truck.

The attraction Julien and Martina experience from the moment they meet isn't about lust or a one night stand. However, when the pack is involved in every decision a werewolf makes, is a happy ending at all possible?

Monday, July 23, 2012

"Vestige" by Deb Hanrahan {Review & Giveaway - Ends 8/5}


Civil Authorities have issued a Civil Danger Notification Until Further Notice.

The following message is being transmitted by the request of The United States Government. An unknown number of citizens have gone missing. Authorities are trying to locate the missing persons. Residents are asked to stay in their homes. If you must go out, do not travel alone and carry proper identification.

Please do not call 911 to report missing persons. Emergency Call Centers and local law enforcement agencies are no longer fully staffed. The United States Military has been dispatched to assist local authorities.

This notification applies to all receiving this broadcast. Please stand by for further instructions.

"This is the first book in a two book series. This book contains strong language that may be offensive to some."

About the Author:

Deb lives with her husband and three teenagers in the Chicagoland burbs. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Chemistry, she worked at a nuclear power plant for five years. She then left her career to stay at home with her kids.

Seemingly, overnight, she went from being crazy-busy to having way too much time on her hands. With her husband working long hours and her kids pursuing their own lives, she decided to write that novel she always wanted to write. Vestige is her second novel.

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The story starts out with two teenagers, Michah and Clark, who are experiencing realistic dreams.  I really don't want to spoil this book for you so I'll just leave it at that.  Ms. Hanrahan pens her book and characters believable enough to where the teenagers actually sound like real teenagers.  The read is intriguing and easy with a very unique story line that keeps you hanging.....note that the book has a cliff hanger, it ends with "to be continued".  Now I can't wait for the 2nd book to see how it ends.

I give "Vestige" a 4 star rating.


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* Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Drop It Like It's HOT Hop 7/20

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Dark Light" Tour A Fund Raiser for The Ronald McDonald House {Book Review & Giveaway- Ends 7/26}

About Dark Light:

Dark Light is the light that shines through when some of the finest writers in horror use the power of their words for something good. That’s the case with this anthology—42 writers coming together to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities and all the good the organization does for families every day of the year.

Make no mistake, though. These are horror writers and the stories they’ve written are not pretty. Traditional and non-traditional horror, dark humor, ghosts, serial killers, alternate universes, magic, zombies, and other creatures of the night hide between these pages. Shadows move and dead fingers stroke unsuspecting flesh, razor sharp knives shimmer in the moonlight, and unknown things hide in closets and under the bed. The stories here are as varied as the writers themselves. If you’re a fan of horror, you will not be let down.

Despite the horrific nature of these tales, however, their very existence in Dark Light stands as proof there will always be a light at the end of every tunnel.

Turn the lights down low and enjoy the show.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Taken By Storm" by Angela Morrison {Promo Blitz}


Meet Michael:

from Michael's Dive Log, Chapter 1, Taken by Storm, "Before"

The dive starts perfect. Perfect water. Perfect sky. Perfect wall. The ocean, warm, flat, perfect. I leave my wetsuit drying on the Festiva’s dive deck. Saltwater slips silky over my skin like Carolina’s caress.
Jeez, I miss her. Caroleena. She insisted on Spanish pronunciation. I thought this trip would help, but I can’t forget lying in the sun, curled together, my face lost in her thick black hair, holding on. Three months. Every day. More when she felt like it. I always felt like it, but I didn’t want to use her.

"Dreaming Montana" by Kim Nathan {Review & Giveaway Ends 7/31}


In a single day, Cara Gallagher experiences an erotic dream about a man she doesn’t know and has a premonition of her identical twin—at the exact moment her sister dies in a car accident.  To escape her grief and a loveless marriage, Cara accepts a temporary job reassignment in Seattle, where she continues to have sensuous dreams of the unknown man. There she encounters an angel who claims to be sent by her dead sister to help her find the man in her dreams. Meanwhile, photographer Jay Amiens sees angel wings on his film and has recurring intimate dreams about a woman he doesn’t know—but would love to meet in person.  Set in 1993, Dreaming Montana invokes the spirit of Seattle at the height of the grunge era, with the city as the backdrop for Cara and Jay to potentially cross paths.

"Beneath The Surface" by Joya Fields {Book Review}

About the book, Beneath the Surface:

She’s fighting to stay independent—he’s determined to protect her no matter what…

Brooke Richards survived the earthquake that took her parents and most of her leg, but she needs time to regroup. A trip to Florida for a state-of-the-art prosthesis and to visit her best friend Linda seems ideal. But the trip turns traumatic when Brooke witnesses Linda’s boat disintegrating in a fiery explosion.

Police officer Garrett Ciavello believes the blast was intentionally set to hide something Linda found on a dive. When Brooke offers her expertise in underwater archeology, Garrett accepts her help with the investigation. But since his fiancée’s death years ago, Garrett has become overprotective, and as they are drawn to each other, Garrett realizes he will risk anything to keep Brooke safe.

Brooke is fiercely independent. Garrett is fiercely protective. Will they heal each other’s wound and find a killer…before it’s too late?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

"Never To Far" by Thomas Christopher {Promo Blitz}


Mary surprised Joe by knocking his arms away. She was stronger than she looked. Then she swept her legs off the bed and sprang to her feet. She took two steps and turned to face him as if to prove there was nothing wrong with her. But there was definitely something wrong. She wavered a moment. Her already white face turned ghostly. Her eyelids trembled. She seemed to realize she was becoming faint, and what that meant.
“I’m fine,” she said. “You don’t have to go.”

Friday, July 13, 2012

"Riser" By Becca C. Smith {Author Interview}


Black swirling holes churning madly in the center of every corpse.This is how eighteen-year-old Chelsan Derée sees the deceased.Her ability to connect to the black spinning holes allows her to control every dead thing within a four-mile radius.

But that’s the least of her problems. It’s 2320 and Chelsan Derée has to survive another year of high school, which for her is pure and utter torture, mainly due to the fact that her schoolmate Jill Forester’s favorite activity is making Chelsan’s life a living hell. If that isn’t enough, Chelsan’s impossible crush on Ryan Vaughn makes her brain do somersaults on a regular basis, especially since she is positive he doesn’t know she exists. And being eighteen Chelsan has to deal with the pressure of whether or not she should take a little pill called Age-pro, which cures aging, making the world eighteen forever and highly over-populated.

When Chelsan’s mother, Janet, is brutally killed, along with everyone else in her trailer park, Chelsan finds out that she was the intended target.

Chelsan must use her power to raise and control the dead to save herself, protect her friends and take down the man responsible for murdering her mother.

Interview with Becca C. Smith:

1. I see you have a film degree and have been working in the film/television industry, can you give us a bit more detail as to what you do?

I’m back in school right now working towards my second degree in entertainment business, but I’ve had a wide variety of jobs in the industry. I worked on the television show Ghost Whisperer for a couple of seasons and for the last six years I worked on and off as a digital film restorationist for Lowry Digital. 

2. I understand this is your first book and it is self-published, was it easier to get the book self-published than go through a publishing agency?

There used to be (and still is to a certain degree) a stigma against self-publishing. People figure that if the book is self-published it isn’t any good. But let’s be honest I can give you a long list of published books that aren’t very good. Books are books, stories are stories. If they interest you and you are entertained when reading them, then the author has done their job. As a self-published author I make sure that professionals edit my books, so there aren’t any typos or grammatical errors. In my experience publishing houses are a closed off group. If you don’t have an agent, they’re not going to read your book. I just wanted to tell a fun story and share it with anyone that was interested.

3. What or who, if anything, influences your writing?

A lot of things influence my writing. I have favorite authors such as Terry Brooks, Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare to name a few. I love fantasy and science fiction. I grew up on it and it definitely influences who I am today. Modern sciences also inspire me. In fact, reading an article on a scientist at Cambridge University who believes he’ll have “the cure” for aging in ten years, is what inspired me to have a drug called Age-pro in my book Riser. Basically, it’s a pill that stops the aging process and allows you to live forever.

4. Riser is part 1 of a series, any idea how many more will follow?

There will be three parts. The second book Reaper is already out and the third book should be out by the end of September. After that, I’ll be writing another trilogy in the same universe. They’ll all be under the same Riser Saga banner.

5. Do you have any other books in the works or just working on the Riser series?

I do have another book series. The first book I released in February. It’s for younger audiences around the ages of 7-12 called Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. It’s an action adventure with code breaking and pirate treasure, lol. It’s a lot of fun.

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* Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"One Major Mistake" by Starr Reina {Release Day Blitz}


Shouting in the outer room cut him off. Pavel flung the door open and saw agents ducking beneath their desks, guns drawn. Everyone was yelling.
“Put your weapon down!”
“Let him go!”
It was total pandemonium.
“Shit,” Pavel said quietly. “Guys,” he nodded toward the outer room. “This doesn’t look good.”
Pavel immediately grabbed his weapon, squatted down and slowly made his way into the room toward the nearest desk. He peered over it and saw Lazlo standing in the middle of the room, a man with his arm around his throat, gun aimed at his head. The man was yelling for everyone to throw their weapons down.
“I’ll kill him!”

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"The Fire of Dawn" by V.V. Aku {Promo Blitz}


It’s the last day of the summer holiday in The Hague when Leah Koopmans’s carefree life as a teen is brutally flipped upside down. Her pale skin turns a dazzling gold, her senses heighten, and her muscles possess an uncanny strength. But with these exhilarating new powers comes a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: human blood.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Drop It Like Its Hot Hop 7/6

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"Dead Tropics" by Sue Edge {1st Chapter & Giveaway } Ends 7/15

About the Book:


Lori Nelson has always seen herself as an ordinary woman, doing the best she can to juggle family and her work as a nurse. But the most dangerous creature in nature is the mother whose offspring is threatened…

When miners release an ancient virus Lori is at ground zero of the deadly battle for survival. With the help of a laconic ex-soldier, can Lori find the strength to fight the spreading threat and save her family?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"Meandros" by Sasha White - Book Review

About the Book:

Dancer Tammi Johnson thought she knew everything about her body--until she was almost crippled in a car accident. She'd resigned herself to a life without joy until the sexy and dynamic Tom showed her that dancing wasn't the only passion, or pleasure, she could experience. He taught her to live and love with her whole body--and her whole heart

WARNING:  Adult Content! 

Read the full review over at Sweet n' Sassi

5 Star Rating

"Sensual Erotica 10: Secret Admirer" by Red Phoenix - Book Review

About the Book:

Amy wants to avoid emotional baggage by seeking a passionate night with an anonymous lover. The hotel guarantees hot sex with a mysterious stranger and Amy isn't disappointed. Her secret lover instinctively knows how to please her. Once the night is over, Amy is shocked to discover her mystery man not only knows her, but has wanted her for some time. When her ex finds out, sparks start to fly!

WARNING:  Adult Content!

Read the full review over at Sweet n' Sassi

3 Star Rating

"Dead Radiance" by T.G. Ayer {Review & Giveaway Ends 7/17}

About the Book:

That day I knew for sure. I'd lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.

I finally knew what the glow meant.

I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.

Tales of Lust, Hate and Despair by Ian Truman {1st Chapter}

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Donnaconna Institution
Maximum Security.
145 miles north-east of Montreal
267 inmates
27% serving life sentences

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Social Media Party Hop 7/4

Welcome to the Social Media Party Hop 
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Are you ready to party?! This party does not require an invitation because everyone is invited! Are you looking to improve your social media reach? Looking to make new friends and fans? Why not link up to our 4 way social media hop!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Shadow Visions" by Gabriella Hewitt {Review & Giveaway Ends 7/17}

About the Book:

Manuel has been tracking down a demon bent on sacrificing women with hummingbird tattoos. He is in danger of losing his humanity to his eagle spirit until he comes across Ixa Reyes, a beautiful San Diego Detective working on the same case, who also bears the mark of Huitzilopochtli. She is his salvation and redemption from a past filled with failure. Only she wants nothing to do with him or her heritage.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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