New Release! Lost Soul (Dark World #2) by T.G. Ayer
Friday, January 31, 2014
Happy Release Day!
Lost Soul (DarkWorld #2) by T.G. Ayer
Release day Feature & Review: Are You Listening? by Michelle Grey
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Are You Listening?
A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Review & Feature
Cancer snuck up on me when I least expected it. But I imagine everyone probably feels that way. When I got my diagnosis, I was relatively young and otherwise healthy. I was a busy mom, wife, employee and aspiring author. Priorities shifted, and so did my perspective.
Throughout my experience, I sought to become educated and I learned many things – some tangible, some intangible, but all of which I’ll share with you in this quick story. My hope is to further educate and encourage every woman, even if cancer never touches you or anyone you love.
All Proceeds go to a local OC support group near Michelle.
This was definitely a very interesting novella about the author’s experience with ovarian cancer and is quite different from what I usually read. It’s told in memoir style, like you’re reading her journal as she goes from suspicion of something wrong going on with her body, to the dreadful diagnoses, to a very hopeful ending. It left me in awe of how strong she can be and thankful that she decided to put her experience in writing so that others may find the courage to listen to their body telling them something is wrong and not let the common answer or diagnoses of something else some well-meaning but wrong doctors can give to blanket the symptoms they feel. I can see this helping so many woman into earlier detection of ovarian cancer and hopefully, a better survival rate.
An emotional journey that takes you into the terror, love and ultimate hope of one person who hopes to change the world, one early diagnoses at a time. A wonderful insightful read. 5/5 STARS
Michelle Grey has always been an avid lover of books. After surviving a run-in with ovarian cancer, Michelle decided that there would never be a better time to pursue her dream of becoming a romantic suspense author. Her debut novel, Dangerous Ally, launched in January 2013.
Michelle lives in the Midwest with her husband of twenty-five years and has four amazing and unique children. For her, any day that involves family, writing, or reading is a great day, indeed.
Review & Giveaway: Savor (Vicious Feast #1) by Kate Evangelista
Monday, January 27, 2014
Review & Giveaway:
Savor (Vicious Feast #1)
Book World Resolutions for Alexia Purdy
Saturday, January 18, 2014
I know i'm a bit late for putting some resolutions up. Bite me.
Okay, So I decided to blog more in 2014, it’s one of my Book World resolutions, it’s the #1 resolution so please bare with me as I ramble incoherently on. Well, it’s time to be more open about me, the publishing world, books, my writings, my crazy thoughts and any random crap. Anything really. I’ll try to focus on book stuff, hence the title of this post and the name of this new series I’m dedicated to get going. So here goes…and I apologize for my fragmented jibberish. I have no sense of order in this brain of mine.
(These are book world related only, my life resolutions are not on here. Please beg me to post them, then maybe I might do it.)
#1. Blog More (see above)
#2. Read more. I plan to read 150 books in 2014. Gulp!
#3. Write 4-6 or more novels and get them published. Check out my list of projects tab HERE
#4. Read more traditionally published novels. (Indies don’t hate me yet! Read on…)
I read my goal of 100 books in 2013, and I’d say 95% of them were self-published Indie stories. Not saying I won’t be reading more, but it feels as though I’m limiting my expanse of the universe by reading only Indie books. It’s kind of like only reading classical novels and no cyberpunk sci-fi (which is awesome!), or only eating non green foods, or working out to just doing sit ups (not happening). Yeah, I need to expand my reading experience a little bit more in 2014. Don’t fret! I’ll still read a ton of Indie books, my goal is 150 books read this year! (Oy Vey!)
#5. Return library books on time. Yes, I fund my local library quite generously with overdue fees. I should have a plaque dedicated to me on the wall or a tree planted out front for what I end up paying them. Eek!
#7. Hire other people to do what I can do myself. It’s called buying happiness and free time. I need this badly!!! Why not pay for others to format, do covers and all that bratty business stuff that gives me a stiff headache. Yeah. Worth it!
#8. Hire a babysitter for more than one day a week. (See #7)
#9. Buy an ergonomic keyboard, desk, chair, monitor etc…etc….My wrists and back are begging me for this.
#10. Travel to more Book Conventions and see the world! So looking forward to Indie Girl Con, UtopYA and (hopefully) Indie Book Fest this year! Woot Woot!
#11. Sorry I had 10, but I misnumbered. Oh well right? And finally, discover the meaning of life…my life to be more specific. Yes, it evades me…HA!
Until the next time...
Cover Reveal! True Colors by Melissa Pearl
Thursday, January 16, 2014
BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
True Colors by Melissa Pearl
Publication date: February 16th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Keep Breathing is Live! Get a bookmark!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Keep Breathing is now Live on Amazon! I'll be releasing it to Nook and Smashwords very soon! In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that it's on sale for only 2 more days at $0.99! After that, the price goes up so head on over and get it! <3
Sneak Peek...History of Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #5) Prologue
Sunday, January 12, 2014
History of Fire
(A Dark Faerie Tale #5)
Spin Off #1
Release date: TBD 2014
Okay....I thought you guys would like to read some of the next novel in A Dark Faerie Tale Series: History of Fire since there will be a bit of a wait until it comes out. This novel does continue off the end of book 4: Ever Wrath, but it's a spin off in a way. this is from Benton's point of view (Shade's brother) instead of from Shade's like the last 4 books in the series. I hope you enjoy his adventures as he wrangles the magical world around him. :) Comments Welcomed!
I'm on Spreecast tomorrow! Join me January 11th!
Friday, January 10, 2014
Title: Join #ReadOn Jan. 11 at 4pm est. to Q & A with @alexiapurdy @amaliehoward @gailmencini @jennifer_sage
Welcome to our 21st episode of ReadOn! Tonight we will have these wonderful 4 authors. The first two authors tonight will be for Teen/Ya! The last two will be Adult! So we have something for everyone tonight folks. And of course make sure to stick around at the end to get the super secret code so you can enter the giveaway!
Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She love's creating paranormal fantasy and poetry and loves to read and devour books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.
Ever Shade A dark twist on faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be. The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are around every corner as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world. Shade discovers her own uncharted magic and meets some of the most powerful warriors in Faerie while battling evil dryads, conniving Teleen guards and challenges on her life with every step in a world where nothing can be taken for granted. Paperback includes the prequel: Evangeline Books in this series: Prequel: Evangeline Book 1: Ever Shade Book 2: Ever Fire Book 3: Ever Winter Book 3.5: The Cursed Book 4: Ever Wrath
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure.
An aspiring writer from a young age, Amalie's poem "The Candle," written at age thirteen, was published in a University of Warwick journal. She was also a recipient of a Royal Commonwealth Society essay award (a global youth writing competition). A Colby College graduate, she completed simultaneous Honors Theses in both French and International Studies, and graduated Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa. At Colby, she was cited for research and criticism in Raffael Scheck's article, "German Conservatism and Female Political Activism in the Early Weimar Republic," and his subsequent book, MOTHERS OF THE NATION. She also received a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France.
Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, marketing representative, teen speaker and global sales executive. In between writing novels and indulging her love of reading, Amalie is also a review editor for TheLoopNY, a local Westchester-New York periodical, and blogs at amaliehoward.com. She is represented by the Liza Royce Agency and is a member of SCBWI.
Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. Look for WATERFELL from Harlequin TEEN Fall 2013, THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry in January 2014 and ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press coming April 2014.
For tour and upcoming events as well as more information on Amalie, please visit www.amaliehoward.com.
The Almost Girl
Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.
Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?
Gail Mencini makes her literary debut with To Tuscany with Love, an adult coming-of-age novel. She was born and raised in rural Nebraska, where everyone knew their neighbors and summers were spent outdoors--working, playing, or watching fireflies. Her love for reading books and imagining characters and their stories germinated during those days of creating her own world. Gail's parents, who visited every continent except Antarctica, sparked her love of travel and adventure, which burns brighter than ever.
Gail was raised to be independent. College and grad school brought her training in tax law, and for many years she used that knowledge in her CPA practice to help clients across the country. In 1990 Gail's life took a radical shift when she became a wife and also "instant mother" to three active sons, with a fourth son born a few years later.
One hot July summer in Key West, Gail and her husband toured Ernest Hemingway's house. Smacked in the face with the master writer's ghost and palpable presence, she confessed her secret desire to write books. Unlike her, Gail's husband felt only the heat and humidity and not a trace of Ernest. Her confession led to her writing a novel that won contests and landed a New York literary agent, but otherwise never saw the light of day. After years of writing, improving her craft, and working harder, the kernel of an idea and several trips to Italy inspired Gail to write To Tuscany with Love, the first book in her Tuscany series. The years following her childhood of imagining far-away places and the people there have only intensified her love for creating stories. Gail is thankful every day and knows she is abundantly blessed to be a wife, mother, and writer.
To Tuscany With Love
Can one college semester abroad change the course of your life?
Bella Rossini, a vivacious college junior, lands in jail overnight with acquaintances whom she mistakes for friends. Shipped off to Tuscany by her mother, Bella is suddenly thrust into living with seven strangers during one life-altering summer.
Meet Hope, the sturdy and practical girl, steadfast in her loyalty to her boyfriend; Meghan and Karen, identical twins with an eye for fashion and beauty to match; Stillman, haunted by his hard past, and Phillip, an athlete, both fueled by competition; Lee, by family mandate in pre-med; and Rune, the Hollywood-bound wild child. All add sizzling chemistry and rebellious humor to the mix. In one whirlwind summer, while uncovering the charms of Italy, they discover both friendship and love.
After their summer together, life – and loss – happens.
Returning to Tuscany 30 years later, their dreams, anger, secrets and disappointments create an emotional kaleidoscope. Their reunion sends them on a startling collision course that none of them could have predicted.
Set against the allure of Tuscany, with an irresistible fusion of heartbreak and humor, this debut novel, “To Tuscany with Love,” explores the fear of letting the past determine the future and the power of friendship.
Jennifer Sage is the internationally acclaimed, best selling author of the novels "Immortal Dreams, Immortal Bound and Keltor". Keltor, her first book in "The Guardian Archives" series, is being translated into Italian to be lovingly adored in her favorite country in the world, by the wonderful publisher out of Rome, Dunwich Edizioni.
She is also the sought after poet of some very controversial erotica, which she usually shares for free over her many social media platforms. Requested by popular demand, there will be a very private, very secret work of her poetry released on 2-14-14, worldwide.
Besides being a lover of writing and reading, she is the lover of deliciously crafted red wines, phenomenal food that makes her squirm and a trademark "EEEEEK!" when she's excited. Want to know more? She can be found at www.jennifersage.com
Keltor (Guardian Archives, #1)
Keltor is a Guardian of the light even though he exists nearly in Shadow, haunted by his past. His world, the world of the Guardians, is a dark reality that coexists in modern day with ours. Behind the warm veils of our lives a war rages against the Shadow Demons and the Guardians protect as much of humanity as they can, still believing in us as a race.
There is one person alive, a Keeper, who has within her the power to tilt the scales one way or another in this war. With the ability to damn the Light or the Dark and no knowledge of how to she is supposed to do either, Liz is nearly a helpless pawn. A pawn that is about to find herself completely powerless against a force greater than she has ever known.
A Guardian who lost his heart centuries ago. A female who has never really known her own. Laws that prevent them from ever finding solace in the other. Far different laws that prevent them from turning away.
Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Almost Broken Up by A.O. Peart
Friday, January 10, 2014
Almost Broken Up
(Almost Bad Boys #2)
(Almost Bad Boys #2)
Publication date: January 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, New Adult
Elijah (The Miel Chronicles) is now available!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Are you surprised?
Heck, I'm surprised.
Elijah (The Miel Chronicles) was a fun story to work on with my dear friend- Author J.T. Lewis. And guess what? It's part of the Reign of Blood series! You heard right! Since I am absolutely in a mind struggle with 'Amplified', book 3 of that series at the moment and it didn't come out when it should've, I thought my readers deserved a taste of the Reign of Blood world even though I'm in a full on battle with that darn manuscript. Not only is this story part of this world, but full of something more....heavenly creatures! You got it, there are ANGELS in this story and it's a definitely unique twist on Vampires and Angels. What a pairing.
So, without further ado, here's the link to this awesome short story and I hope you are as anxious to read it as I was having fun writing it. Thank you to all my readers for you endless support and Happy New Year!
These are the journeys of Miel, the Keeper of the journal.
The workings of heaven are shrouded in mystery and myth, leaving us to only theorize as to what awaits us when we pass.
There are those among us however, that are special cases.
These are good people that have committed a horrendous crime, such as murder.
What makes their cases special however, is the fact that by committing these egregious acts, one could argue that they have made the world a better place.
A heavenly court of Archangels is forced to consider these special cases, holding in their collective hands the fate of the souls that come before them, but only one among them, Rashnu, recognizes that these souls cannot be judged on just the outward details.
Miel, the lowly angel assisting him is tasked with traveling the world to gather the real facts, facts that will hopefully lead to their salvation.
The Miel Chronicles is a collaborative effort created by J.T. Lewis to work with other authors on a special project. Elijah, coauthored with Alexia Purdy is the second of these stories and can be read on their own.