Monday, January 23, 2017

PREORDER TOUR W/GIVEAWAY: CARNAL OBSESSION

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CARNAL OBSESSION & BENDING FATE
Carnal series, book 4 & Prequel to Carnal Whispers, book 3
by Reily Garrett

Friday, January 20, 2017

PROMO BLAST W/GIVEAWAY: FALCON: RESISTANCE

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FALCON: Resistance
Knights of Black Swan Next Generation, Book 1
by Victoria Danann

Monday, January 16, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: NIGHT'S HONOR

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Audiobook Review On Night's Honor, (Elder Races #7)




Rated it











 On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she’s vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That’s why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

The right-hand man of the Nightkind King, Xavier del Torro is both terrifying and alluring. While his true nature frightens Tess, she can’t ignore the appeal of his innate sense of integrity and self-restraint. Thrown into Xavier’s world, Tess must quickly learn to navigate the dangers—both to her life and to her heart. But the biggest threat comes from her own past….




Tess Graham is a computer whiz/expert, number crunchin, multi-lingual genius who works for a Djinn in a Vegas Casino. Tess knows things, things that are dangerous for her health if her Djinn boss Malface, were ever to find out. That day has come. Tess stuck her nose in someone elses business and really pissed of Malface, now she's on the run. Xavier del Toro, a high ranking vampire is looking for a new attendant, and according to vampire law, you fuck with a vampires attendant, you fuck with said vampire. Seeing this as her only way to survive Malface's wrath, Tess desperately seeks any vampires employment during the open audition. With a give no fucks attitude, and I'm smarter than everyone in this room statement, she is quickly snatched up by Xavier. Will Xavier regret his choice and end up killing her himself, or will Tess win him over with her fucked up argumentative charm?

My intro for this book was totally called for. Tess's character in this story is quite uncalled for. I'm not sure how else to put it. She is the one seeking help, for a wrong she tried to right. She is the one that is a mere human, no powers, no magic, no immortality. And yet she goes to Xavier's estate with an attitude. She has a superiority complex about her, arguing with everyone about everything, kinda like I did when I was a teenager, lol.. I know everything and you're stupid, right! Despite this personality conflict I have with her, I like her. She is smart, she backs up what she dishes out, and she is a quick thinker. Tess means well, she does have a heart, and solid distinction with what's right and wrong. Although the main reason Tess ends up working for Xavier is because of the story line about Malface, the real story is a love story, Xavier and Tess's love story. During the course of six weeks, both Xavier and Tess get to know each other, and Xavier helps Tess conquer her fears. Each day that goes by, each lesson learned, each conversation reveals something personal and brings them closer to each other. When the time comes for Tess to shit or get off the pot, a plan is formed and the action portion of the book begins!

The majority of the story takes place at Xavier's estate with his human attendants while Tess trains. We do have some short appearances by the fae, and other vampires, but the story is about Tess whom is human. I realize this series is about The Elder Races, which are groups of immortal, magical beings so therefore this particular book may seem slow, or even boring to some, but I loved it! Their was nothing boring or slow about the story for me, and I totally heart Tess and Xavier. I think their story and how they fell in love felt natural, honest, even sweet at times. For any true romance junkie, you too will love this story! Happy reading my romantic friends ;)

Narrator Review

Sophie Eastlake, my girl! I only have wonderful things to say about Sophie and her God given talent! Sophie narrates for several other books that I have had the pleasure of listening to, as well as the Elder Races Series, and I still love, love, love her! She delivers quality, in both her performance and recording. You will not regret any audiobook you get with Sophie as the narrator.  I whole heartedly give 5 Fangs to Sophie.







Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7)



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Thursday, January 12, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: DOUBLE CROSS

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Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will. 

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.




Justine Jones, a disillusionist for the two most manipulative high caps in Midcity, is at it again! When I last left Justine, she single handedly freed Packard from his invisible prison and not only met the man behind the curtain, but fell for him...Otto Sanchez, Midcity's Mayor. The struggle is very real for Justine trying to figure out how to be free, having no clue that her very dream is the dream of another within her circle, and he, unlike Justine, will do anything to be free. Will the fight for their freedom unify their bond, or destroy any future for the entire group of disillusionists?

I had a couple of things run through my mind while listening to this book. First thing was I forgot how entertaining this world was, and it's characters. The story is so uniquely odd that it's comical. How could it not be? I mean the main character Justine is a hypochondriac that believes she has vein star disease, and she also has this weird ability to be able to transfer her crippling fear into others just by touching them. Two, the love/hate relationship she has with Packard is true for me as well. In the beginning he had me going along with Justine about how he wanted to help her. Then there was the kiss, and then the betrayal. But the betrayal didn't dissolve that tiny spark in her heart (nor mine) for him. As much as you want to hate Packard for how he lies and manipulates her, you just can't cause then he will do some redeeming shit and you're sucked in all over again. It's quiet maddening. Thirdly is Otto. We get to know his relationship with Justine and his past relationship with Packard. I'm not sold on this Otto guy being the one for her. He's not quite right and I couldn't put my finger on it until the end of the book. Like Justine, Otto too is a hypochondriac and they feed off each other, it's gross. Whenever she is with him I feel dirty afterwards, like personally...yuck. The only justice this sleaze can receive is getting zinged by Justine, now that would be awesome!

The story was pretty genius. I didn't know if I was coming or going and with whom! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, the story took a twist and laughed in my face. I was definitely kept guessing, which in turn had me glued to the story at hand. As much as the ending made me sick to my stomach, only cause that's how good it was, I can't wait to start the book 3 Head Rush to find out what happens next! If you are looking for something new that will keep you engaged, then grab the first book Mind Games and you will love me long time!

Narrator Review

Rebecca Wisocky returns to narrate Double Cross. Rebecca plays up the hypochondriac needy personality of Justine very well. I love her interpretations of the modes of each character, and how that translates into speech. Some scenes are funny on their own but when you hear Rebecca read them, they are out right hilarious! I love Rebecca, she gets 5 Fangs from me, and I love The Disillustionist series! 











Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #2)



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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ WITH GIVEAWAY: SUPER SIMPLE QUICK START GUIDE TO BOOK MARKETING

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Super Simple Quick Start Guide To Book Marketing

Release Blitz with Giveaway!


Genre:  Nonfiction, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Publisher:  Sacred Oaks Press  |  Release Date: January 10, 2017
ISBN:  9781946046024  |  ASIN:  B01M3QJJW5
Author:  E.J. Stevens





Super Simple Quick Start Guide to Self-Publishing by E.J. Stevens

Want to self-publish a bestseller?

This simple introductory guide will give you the basic information you need to begin self-publishing.

Whether you are writing your first novel or looking to breathe new life into your backlist, this guide will give you the tools you need to successfully self-publish. Useful information, direct links to resources, checklists, and step-by-step tutorials will help you create a professional quality book.

Simple tips will save you time that you can spend on writing, publishing, and promoting your next bestseller.

This book provides an introduction to:

  • Building a Writing Template
  • Copyright
  • Beta Readers and Editors
  • ISBN and Barcode
  • Font Licensing
  • Book Covers
  • ARCs
  • Ebook Formatting
  • Print Book Formatting
  • SEO, Keywords, and BISAC Categories
  • Retail Product Pages
  • Pricing
  • Audiobooks and Narrators
  • Translations and Translators

Each chapter will take you one step, leap, or bound closer to successfully publishing your book. Grab your cape. It's time to be an indie publishing hero!




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Want to improve book sales?

This simple introductory guide will give you the basic information you need to begin promoting your book. Learn how to find readers, increase sales rank, and become a bestseller. Both independently published and traditionally published authors will benefit from the tips, strategies, and checklists provided in this how-to guide.

This book provides an introduction to:

  • Building an Author Platform
  • Website and Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Email
  • Media Kit
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Book Swag and Promotional Items
  • Blog Tours, Cover Reveals, and Book Blasts
  • Giveaways
  • Interviews and Guest Posts
  • Book Reviews and ARC Reviews
  • Retail Product Pages
  • SEO, Keywords, and BISAC
  • Advertising and Price Promotions
  • Building a Newsletter Mailing List
  • Bookstores, Libraries, and Sell Sheets
  • Book Signings and Conventions

Begin using these simple methods to help your book sales soar.




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn't at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Join the E.J. Stevens newsletter and learn about news, events, and ghosts. Monthly news updates, tour photos, and exclusive reader perks (FREE reads & giveaways!). Great resources for authors on E.J.'s "Author Resources" page on her official website.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: KITTY GOES TO WASHINGTON

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Rated it










 Celebrity werewolf and late-night radio host Kitty Norville prefers to be heard and not seen. So when she's invited to testify at a Senate hearing on behalf of supernaturals, and her face gets plastered on national TV, she inherits a new set of friends, and enemies, including the vampire mistress of the city; an ├╝ber-hot Brazilian were-jaguar; and a Bible-thumping senator who wants to expose Kitty as a monster. Kitty quickly learns that in this city of dirty politicians and backstabbing pundits, everyone's itching for a fight.





Kitty Norville is a lone wolf, traveling from town to town to host her radio show, The Midnight Hour. Ever since she left her pack and lost her best friend TJ, she feels alone and a little afraid. Not being sure what will become of her future, Kitty continues to play advocate for the lost and helpless vampires and lycanthrops alike through her talk show. When a Senate Commity is brought forth by a “scientist” who is searching for continuation of his funding for curing vampirism and lycanthrops, Kitty is called in to testify as an expert. Expert in what, being a wolf? So off Kitty goes to Washington...

Kitty really stirred some shit in book one, Kitty And The Midnight Hour, which is what almost got her killed and introduced to the incredibly hot Cormac Bennett. She outed the supernatural community! The majority of the public still believe it's a hoax for the talk show, but the government and conspiracy theory folk don't think so. Kitty has no idea how far this scientist Dr. Paul Flemming has gone with his research, but she is about to find out, and not be a happy person. When she arrives in Washington, she is met by her attorney friend Ben O'Farrell. When Cormac appears the next day as security for the proceedings, all is complete in Kitty's world. She has back up if needed (although a little questionable at times) and her honest and brave Lawyer Ben. Let the games begin!

As soon as I heard this son of a bitch Flemming talk about “his research” I knew I wasn't going to like him. Flemming was, or is, obsessed with the sups abilities and wants desperately to figure out how he can harness it to use in live human subjects. He doesn't give a shit about curing them, that was just a cover I think from the very beginning. My paranoid brain went into conspiracy theory mode right from the get go, and poor Kitty wasn't jaded enough yet to see it coming. Good thing for her she was likable and had people close by that cared for her. I loved the were-jaguar Luis, and the fact that he hooked up with Kitty. She needs an honest, strong man in her life, and oh God a Brazilian lover to boot **fanning myself**. Washington isn't like any other city that Kitty is used to, the were's are not part of packs, and the vampires all bow to one Mistress Alette. According to Alette, the were's are a dangerous and unpredictable bunch, and she warns Kitty to stay away from them. But like everything else, this too is not true. As Kitty digs deeper in the Flemming and the local were's, she uncovers the truth, something they have all been hiding from each other and themselves. Kitty Norville is one kick ass character! She is smart, well educated, successful, and knows what she wants. She knows when to lower her head and keep quiet, and she knows when to strike while the iron is hot! Kitty is no one's bitch and I've got the feeling she's just getting started.

Narrator Review

Marguerite Gavin narrates for Vaughn in this fantastic paranormal series. I have had the pleasure of hearing Marguerite before and I absolutely love her! She has such a golden liquid voice and it works perfect for a were talk radio host! I am so glad that Gavin is on board with Kitty's series because I am really digging the new series and now I can relax knowing such a great narrator is on the job!






Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)



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Monday, January 2, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: SNOW FALLING ON BLUEGRASS

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Rated it

 








Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.

An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.

Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?








The third book in the Bluegrass series focuses on Kelsey, the executive assistant to Sadie, at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Sadie has organized an office winter retreat that will leave you laughing, crying, and wishing you worked with this group of highly dysfunctional adults!

Kelsey has been living with her boyfriend Darrel for years, and no one seems to be able to see what she see's in this loser. What Darrel does all day is not work, play video games, and charge unnecessary yet expensive items to Kelsey's credit cards. On top of that lovely big picture I just drew, he keeps Kelsey in this constant state of insecurity and self loathing to keep her from leaving him. Prince Charming he is not. At the office, there is Charley, he is the statistics guy and Kelsey has been head over heels for him for years now. He is pretty nerdy, but in a sexy way that makes her want to have crazy monkey sex with him! Their back and forth non-flirting has caused some serious sexual tension, and has the entire office praying Darrel falls into a black hole so those two crazy kids can hook up once and for all. Will the weekend retreat provide cupid enough time, or will he be shot down and killed by the abominable snowman?

I was hoping this book would be about Kelsey, because man, Darrel is the biggest piece of shit and I was just waiting for his day of reckoning to come! So said piece of shit actually broke up with Kelsey for some neighbor slut just weeks before the retreat, but Kelsey kept it quiet. Well, I would too! So when she gathers with her co-workers for this damn retreat it couldn't have come at a better time for her. During the trip she planned on regrouping and finally starting to move on, but others had different ideas. The first and foremost offender is her own mother, who keeps screaming at her she needs a man, any man to save face. Gina the office bitch who is constantly throwing herself on everyone and spreading false rumors. Luke the Park Ranger/Resort caretaker putting the moves on her while she is trying to get close to Charley. And last but not least Charley, for pushing her away and acting like he doesn't even want to be her friend. With the help of Bonnie and Will's secret rendezvous, and Josh's constant interruptions it's no wonder anyone could get together in the enormous resort that had three floors with just a dozen or so people in it.

I loved the snowpocalypse scenario the group was forced into. It created the perfect storm with all the moments and characters. Throwing a surprise on Darrel orchestrated by her neighbors that she so lovingly referred to as “The Lost Boys” was brilliant! I can't stop laughing at the ending, and wishing I had my own Lost Boys. Molly Harper has outdone herself again, thanks!

Narrator

Amanda Ronconi continues to be an excellent voice in the Bluegrass series! Thank you Amanda for the laughs.






Snow Falling on Bluegrass (Bluegrass, #3)



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