Tuesday, August 23, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ: PRETTY PERFECT TOY

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Synopsis
“It’s time to live in the light, Ella…”
With their attraction too explosive to ignore, Cassian Court has whisked Mishella Santelle from her tiny island kingdom to the empire he rules: New York City. Here, they have succumbed to the magic of Temptation Manor, surrendering to their lust—and a love that won’t be denied.
But happiness is nearly ripped away, when an act of heroism turns Cassian into a target of violence…from which physical recovery is only the beginning of healing. Cassian must find a way to expose his emotional scars too—meaning he must visit a past refusing to release him from its haunting grip.
“Take me into the darkness, Cassian…”
What are the secrets of Turret Two? Once revealed, will they clear a path for new connection to Ella…or anchor him deeper in the past as they struggle with the challenges of the present? Being touted as New York’s fresh “it” couple is insane enough—but just when Ella decides she’s had enough of being the city’s perfect little toy, a shocking visitor changes everything…and she must accept an even more agonizing reality.
Deception isn't always black and white. And sometimes, the prettiest toy hides the darkest secrets.


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Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.
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A bit about me...
I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.
These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.


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Saturday, August 20, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ: LAMENT OF THE FALLEN

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Release Blitz For Lament Of The Fallen, (The Last Bucelarii #2) by Andy Peloquin

 

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen
Author: Andy Peloquin
Official Launch Date: August 19th, 2016
Publication Date: July 21, 2016
Paperback Price: 15.99
Digital Price: 3.99
Pages: 340
ISBN: 1535388668

A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past. The Hunter of Voramis--a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? (The Last Bucelarii--dark fantasy with a look at the underside of human nature).













 The Hunter of Voramis is no more.

Alone with the bloodthirsty voices in his head, fleeing the pain of loss, he has one objective: travel north to find Her, the mystery woman who plagues his dreams and haunts his memories.
When he stumbles upon a bandit attack, something within urges him to help. His actions set him at odds with the warrior priests commanded to hunt down the Bucelarii.
Left for dead, the Hunter must travel to Malandria to recover his stolen birthright. There, he is inexorably drawn into direct conflict with the Order of Midas, the faceless, nameless group of magicians that holds the city in a grip of terror. All while struggling to silence the ever-louder voice in his mind that drives him to kill.
From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter's journey leads him to truths about his forgotten past and the Abiarazi he has pledged to hunt. His discoveries will shed light on who he really is…what he really is.
Fans of Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks will love the Hunter…


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 Andy Peloquin: Lover of All Things Dark and Mysterious 

 
Andy Peloquin--a third culture kid to the core--has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.

When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn't looked back since.

Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.

His website (http://www.andypeloquin.com) is a second home for him, a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings--along with reviews of books he finds laying around the internet.

He can also be found on his social media pages, such as:




10 Things You Need to Know About Me:

  1. Hot wings, ALWAYS!
  2. I never forget a face, but rarely remember a name.
  3. I'm a head taller than the average person (I'm 6' 6")
  4. Marvel > DC
  5. I was born in Japan, and lived there until the age of 14.
  6. Selena Gomez, Skrillex, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, and Five Finger Death Punch are all in my writing playlist.
  7. Aliens are real, but it's self-centered of us to believe that they would come to visit Earth.
  8. Watching sports: suck. Playing sports: EPIC!
  9. I earned a purple belt in Karate/Hapkido/Taekwondo.
  10. I dislike most Christmas music, aside from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


A Few of My Favorite Things

Favorite Books: The Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch, The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson, Sherlock Holmes by A.C. Doyle, Warlord of Mars by E.R. Burroughs
Favorite Songs: Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch, Prayer by Disturbed, I'm an Albatraoz by AronChupa, Look Down from Les Miserables, Shatter Me by Lindsay Sterling and Lizzi Hale
Favorite Movies: 300, Red Cliff, Shoot Em Up, Love Actually, Princess Bride
Favorite Comics: Anything with Deadpool, Wolverine or Doop in it
Favorite Foods: Hot Wings, Meat-Lover's Salad, A good sandwich (made by me), Yaki Soba, Sushi
Favorite TV Shows: The Flash, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-0, Brooklyn 99, Firefly (too soon!), The Last Ship, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones


Reviews:

"Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark...fantasy addicts will love it!" -- Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates -- http://peterjstory.com/
"The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you." - Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut
"From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished…his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!" -- Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine
"Oh the carnage! Fantastic bloodthirsty carnage! The fight scenes in this book were fast-paced, detailed and thrilling. I love a good sword fight and there is plenty of that here." -- Ami L. Hart
"One could get lost in this novel for its twisting plots, seemingly endless imagination, dark yet irresistible characters, or the mind-numbing paradox of its simultaneously dark and romantic world. One could follow the long and winding road of the dusky, fierce protagonist and fight tooth and nail not to sympathize with him. One could dance in the dizzying, intricate circles of Peloquin's neo-mythology, or even basque in the black sunlight of a well-crafted gothic novel that both entertains and enlightens." -- Jesse G. Christiansen





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: BIG VAMP ON CAMPUS

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You've asked for years when Ophelia and Jamie would get their own story and now it's here! How will Ophelia adjust to living in a dorm room now that she has been banished from the Council and forced to matriculate at college with Jamie? Communal showers! Horrible, pretentious roommates! Humans who try to be FRIENDS! The horror!





Big Vamp On Campus is a short story about Half Moon Hollow's weirdest couple, Ophelia and Jamie. Ophelia is over 400 hundred years old and falls in love with an 18 year-old boy from a small town. Jamie is your typical 18 year old and Ophelia is a scary as all get out ancient vampire. Ophelia is used to having power, money, and doing whatever she pleases, until the vampire council banishes her! After much contemplation, Ophelia is sent to college with Jamie. She is forced to live in the dorms with vamps and humans mixed, and to....*gasp* socialize! What could possibly go wrong?


I have been a big fan of the Half Moon Hollow series from book one, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, and this short about Ophelia does not disappoint! Ophelia's character was always portrayed as powerful, mysterious, and just out right scary as shit! In this chapter of her life, we learn the softer side of Ophelia. It's a interesting turn of events for Ophelia, and her slow intervention had me laughing my ass off the whole time! The wit and sadistic humor falls in line with Harper's previous work and had me eating out of the palm of her hands. I can't say enough about this series, or the very clever way the author writes irony and a love story within the same book. It's paranormal, it's comedic, and it's romantic all rolled into one sassy little package.


If you ever would like to listen to a paranormal romantic comedy, this would be the series to start with! It's funny, smart, sexy, and romantic, and I would and have made them my go to books when I'm in a Harper state of mind. I do believe I coined that phrase!


Narrator Review
Amanda Ronconi is the narrator for Big Vamp On Campus and for all the books in the Half Moon Hollow series thus far! Amanda has a natural talent and I absolutely love her! She just has the best tone of voice, and comedic timing ever! I have been a fan of Ronconi's for some time now, and would listen to anything she does. I give Ronconi 5 pearly white fangs!









 


Big Vamp on Campus (Half-Moon Hollow #5.5)



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ: NAUGHTY LITTLE GIFT

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Make a wish…
Engineering genius. Billionaire icon. Consultant to kings. Golden-haired god. Cassian Court is a legend before he even steps foot on the remote island of Arcadia—but from the moment he locks eyes with Mishella Santelle, she can see only the man beneath the power, the presence, and the muscles…the bruised soul for whom hers has been destined…
But destiny isn’t a luxury for a woman of the Arcadian Court.
Close your eyes…
When six months of her life are bargained to Cassian in a multi-million dollar contract, Mishella must learn the rules of a more ruthless kingdom: New York City. In this glamorous jungle, paths are harder to discern, enemies are more cleverly camouflaged…and passions are impossible to ignore, especially when awakened by the man who can read her every desire with a glance, control her every arousal with a touch…
And leap…
Helpless against how her body and soul react to this man, Mishella dreads her heart is soon to follow—for the ghosts from Cassian’s past will never free him to return her love. In six months, she’ll simply be a memory to him…the naughty little toy he played with for a while…
Unless she can prove the impossible.
That their love is worth fighting for.


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Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.
**I have a monthly newsletter now! Sign up for it right here: http://eepurl.com/LoNkz. It's a cool way to get exclusive info, talk hot heroes, learn about new items in the Angel Payne store, talk hot heroes, further the pie or cake debate...and oh yeah, did I mention talking hot heroes?
A bit about me...
I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.
These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: XODUS

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Audiobook Review On Xodus, The Astralis, Book 1

By +K.J. McPike & Narrated by +Natalie Hoyt

**Book provided by the author for an honest review**






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All Lali Yavari wanted for her sixteenth birthday was for her mom to come back. Instead, she starts flashing between realities and seeing people disappear before her very eyes. Then the unsettling Kai Awana shows up at school, and Lali soon discovers she has inherited the ability to astral project—with a surprising twist. When Kai offers to use his own unique ability to help Lali find her mother in exchange for her help on a misguided mission, she can't refuse...even if she's not quite sure she can trust him.









Astralis is the realm Alea lies in. The Astralis people have wonderful and fantastical abilities, unique just to them. Every person can astral project, but also each individual has their own twist on their projected self. Xitali is clueless as to what she is and where she is really from. This is her journey to self discovery upon horrific circumstances. While looking for her mother whom has left without a trace, Xitali aka Lali, uncovers lies and betrayal. Will she be able to control her abilities before it's too late for her mother?

The story begins three months after Lali's mother abandons her family. Just turning 16, Lali comes into her powers, but doesn't even know what is happening to her until she meets Kai. Kai shares the same heritage as Lali, and is looking for his missing sister. Together, they try to unravel the mystery of how to enter Alea undetected, and free both Kai's sister, and hopefully Lali's mother. This is the first book to what will become a series. The world building for Alea was really interesting and left me wanting to discover more. We didn't spend hardly any time in that realm because it was too dangerous for the half breeds. The background story behind Lali's mother and the other key players in the story was new and fresh for me. I enjoyed how everything came together in the end. I wasn't so sure about Kai however. In the beginning, he came across caring, helpful, and even charming at times, but then he turned into a huge jerk and was threatening towards Lali and her family. He was ugly inside, no doubt from his evil uncle, and was willing to stomp on anyone to get his sister back. I will be curious to see how their relationship develops in future books.

As far as Lali's father....REALLY? His wife tells him she's from another realm and has abilities and he doesn't believe her! I'm not so sure about dad right now either. He's up there with Kai in the dog house. Lali's younger siblings however are wonderful. I love the relationship they have with each other, and when they come into their own, they shine! That family will be a force to be reckoned with!

Narrator Review
Natalie Hoyt gives us the pleasure of reading Xodus for us. She does a great job! Such a smooth rich tone to her voice, and I love the teenage angst she captures as well. I definitely give Natalie 4 Fangs for her performance!













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Monday, August 8, 2016

BLOG TOUR: THE SIGHT

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SYNOPSIS

The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over.  But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .
Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.
Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both…


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Monday, August 8 – Paranormaly Yours
Tuesday, August 9 – TSK, TSK What To Read?
Wednesday, August 10 – Redd’s Reads | The Book Crumb Trail
Thursday, August 11- Dandelionn Wine  | Vicarious Bookworm
Friday, August 12 – NovelKnight | Urban Fantasy Investigations

Monday, August 15 – Parajunkee | Book-Marks The Spot
Tuesday, August 16 (Release Day) – YA Reads | The Saucy Wenches | Bad Ass Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 17 – Goldilocks & The Three Weres
Thursday, August 18 – The Book Nympho | Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
Friday, August 19 – The Book Swarm | TruBookiesReview | Lake’s Book Reviews | | Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust


Sunday, July 24, 2016

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW ON GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS

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 When M.J. Holliday and the crew of her cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, venture to the haunted ruins of Dunlow Castle in Ireland, drawn by the legend of hidden treasure, they hope the road will rise up to meet them, that the wind will always be at their backs-and that the resident phantom won't push them off a cliff. If they treasure their lives, M.J. and her ghost busters need to get the drop on the menacing phantom






In this episode of Ghoul Getters, MJ Holiday and team travel to Ireland to face down the most malevolent demon yet and in search of real treasure! Stay tuned for the exciting review by Paranormaly Yours!

MJ was duped into doing an investigation on a haunted castle in Ireland by her producer Gopher with gold bulian. Little did MJ know that the spirit haunting the castle wasn't your ordinary ghost, in fact, it was the mother of all hell broken loose! As soon as the team arrives to the castle, Gopher goes missing, and they have their first encounter with the demon. Everyone gets out by the skin of their teeth and immediately go into recon mode. Naturally the first thing they do is go to the local authorities for help, but to no avail. They have very specific rules about the castle and it's visitors, and that is enter at your own risk. The police will not enter the grounds.....PERIOD. So, left faced with their own devices, MJ and her crew are on the hunt.

Lets start with the cluster fuck that is MJ's team. Heath, who is a medium like MJ, and Gilley her best friend and IT guy. Heath is wonderful, patient, understanding and helpful, Gilley not so much. It amazes me that MJ has been able to not only get jobs ghost busting, but complete them without getting killed due to Gilley's unfortunate narcissistic personalty. He is so thoughtless and self centered that he always manages to make things way harder for everyone else than they should be. Gopher, her producer, he is so greedy and out for numero uno, (just as bad as Gilley at times) that he intentionally puts MJ and Heath in harms way to get the “money shot” for the show. The fact that he is the one to go missing serves as instant karma, and makes me feel somewhat better. Overall it was a poorly planned out trip and investigation, and it wasn't until MJ took charge of the situation that things started happening. Too bad MJ and Gilley didn't have the money themselves to do their own show!

This is the best Paranormal Mystery Series, but their was just something about this case that bugged me enough to only give it 3 Fangs. MJ is a very strong medium, with a heart full of compassion. Her best friend Gilley keeps her real, grounded, and reminds me of her tragic past, where she comes from. Heath is just adorable. I love his character, and role in all this and I hope he takes that step and snatches MJ up before it's too late!

Narrator Review
Eileen Stevens narrates for Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls. I have not had the pleasure of listening to Eileen before, so this was a fresh new experience for me. Up until this book, I have been reading them, so I had my own ideals of how each character's voice was. This may have been a mistake, I'm not sure yet. I thought Eileen for MJ was ok, but for Gilley she was way off. During the book, it seemed to me at times that Eileen changed Gilley's voice, it was distinct enough for me to notice, and not like it at all! I thought she did a pretty good job with the Irish accents, much better than she had for the Americans! I'm still on the fence about Eileen for this gig. Like I said, I had envisioned these characters in my head already from the four previous books. I will give her another chance, but for now I give Eileen Stevens 3 Fangs.














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