Monday, December 31, 2012

T.G. Ayer "Dead Radiance"

 "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." Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras - Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead. The new foster kid, Aidan, isn't helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human. Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she'd never belonged?
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BIO:  I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully…
My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

EXCERPT of "Rob Seablue and the Eye of Tantalus"

Welcome to my tour stop of Russell Hasan's "Rob Seablue and the Eye of Tantalus"
A magical curse has been unleashed and Connecticut teen Sorcerer Rob Seablue’s best friend has been seduced by evil magic. To save his best friend—and to save the world from his best friend—Rob will fight magical duels, decipher an ancient riddle, and help sad, depressed teenagers to be happy and self-confident so that the curse can’t destroy them. And he will wage a war against the evil magic all while seeing heavy metal rock shows, going on dates with his girlfriend, doing his homework, and avoiding getting grounded by his father for staying out late! A unique novel at the cutting edge intersection of teen urban fantasy and libertarian/objectivist fiction, this novel can be described as “Atlas Shrugged” meets “Harry Potter.”
Professional review:
"What more could a libertarian novel reader want? . . . The book is ingenious throughout and most ingenious at its end -- ingenious, I might add, without losing plausibility. Actually, the story continually becomes more plausible, as well as more exciting." - Stephen Cox, Editor, Liberty Magazine


EXCERPT


I understand Hugs’s plan now. I see what he’s doing. His plan is to go after the kids who are weak, the ones who suffer, the ones who are outcasts, losers, loners, the ones who are depressed, lonely, uncool, the ones we all laugh at. The kind of teenager who thinks about suicide, the kind that is common, even though we’re trained to believe that people like that are rare, even though they don’t show up among all the pretty, shiny, plastic-wrapped posers. He thinks they are all like him, full of sadness simmering into a desire for revenge, revenge against society, against normalcy, against what people hold holy and sacred, revenge against everything and everyone. He thinks those are the ones most likely to give in, to give up, to let their sadness turn to anger and then to hatred, making them into his pawns. Then, with them at his side, he’ll have his gang, he’ll be the bully, he’ll rule the school… and the world. But he’s counting on me not doing anything. And he’s wrong. I’m not going to let him win. I’m not going to let him and his crazy Eye of Tantalus get one person, no, not even one. And you know why I’ll beat him? Because the kids in my school are good. We’re good kids. Not that we always obey the rules, or get everything right, not that we don’t stumble and fall every once in a while. Not that we don’t try too hard sometimes, or not try hard enough other times. Not that there aren’t some bad seeds. But by and large, we’re just trying to do what’s right, as difficult and confusing as it is to even know what right is. We’re just living our lives, that’s all, and just trying to manage and cope and to be happy. These are my classmates, my friends, my fellow human beings. And they’re innocent. They’ve done nothing to deserve Hugs attacking them, trying to corrupt them and destroy them. Nothing. So I’ll be their guardian angel. I’ll be their superhero. I’ll be that someone, that something, invisible, but there, something they can feel, someone they can rely on. I’ll save them, I’ll rescue them—by showing them that their legs are strong enough for them to stand on and that they don’t need me or him or anyone else to save them. I won’t let Hugs get to them. I won’t let him get to even one of them, not one! Each one of us is just trying to live his or her life, be a good person, and get some satisfaction—and I’ll protect that, I’ll protect them. I’ll prove that being human isn’t weak and stupid, like Hugs thinks, but that humans are good and noble, and that we can be happy, and that we’re not hopeless pathetic little nothings. I’ll prove it to him and then he’ll see, and then I’ll get Hugs back too. The evil magic won’t win. I’ll find a spell capable of defeating and destroying the Eye of Tantalus. And then, with my best friend at my side, I’ll be happy again. If I can. If I’m not too late. If I’m really even strong enough to do this. If I really am a hero. If humans really are good, if we really aren’t ugly nasty horrible things like Hugs believes. And if Hugs doesn’t get to me first….

BIO:
Russell Hasan lives in Connecticut. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is a lawyer/novelist/philosopher. He is politically libertarian (socially liberal, economically conservative). He is also a fan of the New York Yankees. More information about him (as well as free short stories) can be found on his website: http://russhasan.blogspot.com.

ONLINE LINKS:
Website  http://russhasan.blogspot.com
Facebook
Twitter  @RussHasan
Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15707287-rob-seablue-and-the-eye-of-tantalus
The author’s Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Russell-Hasan/e/B008BU3OA4

Thursday, December 20, 2012

An awesome guest post from Nancy S. Thompson

BLURB: Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia.  Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath.  With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime. Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol.  From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance.  His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death.  He doesn't know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage.  But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell. With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed.  He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl.  Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy.  But Ty can’t do it all:  Save the girl, his brother and his own soul.  One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.
The Guest post:  A Difficult Choice

Most novels include a difficult choice the protagonist has to make.  That’s what keeps the reader reading, to find out how he makes that choice, what happens when he does, and how he lives with the consequences.  My novel, The Mistaken, is no different.  In fact, the entire story is driven by poor choices and the ensuing search for redemption.  

Choice #1:  In the beginning, the protagonist, Tyler Karras, insists his brother, Nick, live up to his promises and pick their visiting parents and younger sister up at the airport, even though Nick complains he’s too tired and hungover.  The result:  his parents and sister are killed in a car accident, and Nick is badly injured.  This injury leads to drug dependency, a robbery to support his addiction, and Nick’s coerced affiliation with the Russian Mafia.

Choice #2:  When Tyler’s pregnant wife, Jillian, becomes mired in a criminal case of identity theft, Tyler—always a stickler for the rules—insists they wait for the police to conclude their investigation.  When nothing comes of it, Jill seeks help from Nick and his Russian associates in forcing the woman responsible to turn herself in.  But when Tyler finds out, he warns Nick off.  The result:  Jillian takes matters into her own ill-prepared hands and dies.  

Choice #3:  Unable to live with the fact that his actions have led to such devastating results, Tyler plunges into alcoholism.  During a bender, Tyler, under advice from Nick, decides to avenge his wife and unborn child.  He makes a deal with Nick’s Russian boss, ringleader of a group of sex-traffickers.  In exchange for the woman who killed his wife, they’ll let Nick leave the business for good, with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating.  But in a drunken haze, Tyler mistakenly targets the wrong woman.  The result:  he’s bound by an agreement he can no longer abide.

The Ultimate Choice:  With the Russians holding Nick as leverage to force Tyler to complete to their deal, he must decide whether to turn over the wrong woman and free his brother, or protect his innocent victim and risk losing Nick, and perhaps all their lives, to the very enemy he’s unleashed.  
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BIO:
Nancy Thompson makes her fiction debut with The Mistaken.  She is an interior designer and California transplant, currently living with her husband near Seattle, WA.  
ONLINE LINKS:
Twitter- twitter.com/NancySThompson
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Welcome to our stop of the Candy Cane Kink Blog Hop

Candy Kane Kink
My Giveaway is International and 
Everyone can win!!!
I am giving an E-book copy (PDF or MOBI) of these books in 
exchange for an honest Amazon review.
Its that simple, if you think you would like to read it, I will email you the 
E-book and once you finish it you post your review.

My Email for your request:
vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com
Tara Nina (PDF)

Lynn’s ghost-hunting trip in Scotland takes an unpleasant turn when she’s kidnapped from her camp by a group of men rambling about curses and a brotherhood. In a daring escape, Lynn falls over a cliff and awakens in a cave being guarded by a ghost, who insists she’s the key to freeing a man who has been cast in stone by an evil curse. And what a man he is…

Padon has been imprisoned for over two centuries, frozen in stone. He is awoken when a sexy siren recites the anti-curse, but he is only partially free. Stone by day, man by night. Passion ignites between him and his savior immediately, which makes falling to the curse each morning that much harder. He and Lynn seek a resolution by making the trek to Padon’s family castle. But the kidnappers have other plans and will do whatever they must to make sure this couple never makes it to their destination.

D.N Simmons (PDF or MOBI)

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive 
and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.
Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this 
electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind 
the series of gruesome killings that have 
been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago. 

When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, 
drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded 
special police force assigned two of their best detectives to 
the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric 
delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or 
what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places.
They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of 
them and if they are going to stop the menace before 
another innocent human is viciously attack, 
they are going to need help.  

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was... normal 
and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were 
just where she wanted them to be--far away from her. All 
was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in 
the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability 
that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she 
finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and 
deadly vampires.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday



It's that time again!
Another Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can read.

This is a great way to find other blogs and for other blogs to find you. This is a "follow for a follow" type meme so make sure to comment on the blogs that you've visited to let them know how you're following (GFC, RSS, Linky, g+, Networked blogs, etc...) so they can do the same. Oh! and you must also follow both hosts as well (requirement to play) Make sure to pay attention to the post and read it all the way through as each host has a featured blogger and a question for all who participate to answer in the comments section of the blogs that you visit and follow. Thanks for joining in and have fun making new friends!.

If you would like to get free E-Books in exchange for an honest Amazon review I have many to choose from. 

 Please visit  http://innovativeonlinebooktours.com/ & http://innovativeonlinebooktours.com/Coming_Soon_Tours.html and then email your book request and I will send it to you. vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com

Leave a Comment and Follow me and I will Follow you back.


 Q: Activity! Who do you want to be? If you could choose any character from a book. What do you think that character looks like and what do you have in common?

A: the first character that came to Mind is Natalya in Christine Feehan's Dark Demon.  She is a Mage and warrior and can turn into a tiger. Whats not to like?


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Rob Seablue And The Eye Of Tantalus"



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Rob Seablue And The Eye Of Tantalus by Russell Hasan.

AND I am giving you the chance to read it and post a Review to your blog or Amazon for free.  Just E-Mail me and I can send you the E-Book in Exchange for an honest review.  vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com

Book Description:
A magical curse has been unleashed and Connecticut teen Sorcerer Rob Seablue’s best friend has been seduced by evil magic. To save his best friend—and to save the world from his best friend—Rob will fight magical duels, decipher an ancient riddle, and help sad, depressed teenagers to be happy and self-confident so that the curse can’t destroy them. And he will wage a war against the evil magic all while seeing heavy metal rock shows, going on dates with his girlfriend, doing his homework, and avoiding getting grounded by his father for staying out late! A unique novel at the cutting edge intersection of teen urban fantasy and libertarian/objectivist fiction, this novel can be described as “Atlas Shrugged” meets “Harry Potter.”

"What more could a libertarian novel reader want? . . . The book is ingenious throughout and most ingenious at its end -- ingenious, I might add, without losing plausibility. Actually, the story continually becomes more plausible, as well as more exciting." - Stephen Cox, Editor, Liberty Magazine

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A chance for an Amazon Gift Card!

Post a Review to your blog and Amazon and earn a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card.



Lisa Regan "Finding Claire Fletcher" Crime Thriller {3 out of 5 sex rating}
E-Book available for Review
Submit this form online:
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Down on his luck, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a woman he meets at a local bar, but in the morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving behind clues to a decade-old mystery—her own abduction. Perplexed and driven by an unsettling need to see Claire again, Connor must solve the mystery of her disappearance and find her once and for all.

Nancy S. Thompson "The Mistaken" Romantic Suspense/Thriller {2 out of 5 sex rating}
E-Book available for Review
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Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia.  Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath.  With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol.  From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance.  His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death.  He doesn't know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage.  But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his
plans have gone straight to hell.

With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed.  He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl.  Once again, he must fight to free his
brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy.  But Ty can’t do it all:  Save the girl, his brother and his own soul.  One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Jonathan D Allen “Room 3” {Dark Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Horror}
(No Sex scenes)  Review copies are E-Book
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Torn away from everyday life and held prisoner in a tiny cabin, Kelli Foster must harden herself to survive torture and isolation. When Carla is introduced to Kelli’s small world, the experiments they are forced to endure take a dark turn. Kelli is forced to choose: Save her own life, or free her new friend? Sacrifice her dreams or sacrifice her love? 

Following a failed escape attempt, Kelli, Carla, and Kelli’s lover Samarta work together to unravel the mystery behind the shadowy group that has kidnapped them all. Their path to freedom lies through mind-bending discoveries and globe-trotting adventures, culminating in a battle between godlike beings that hold Kelli’s fate in their hands.

Darrell Drake "Everautumn" Fantasy, Fantasy Romance
Sex about a 2 or 3    Review copy is E-Book
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Undeath meant only that they could wait forever.

Everautumn is a realm beyond common reality and common knowledge. Where retching volcanoes, unrelenting heat and ashen forests canopied with tufts of flame dominate scarcely hospitable terrain. A realm in the midst of conflict spanning millennia.

Almi and Merill have died. Their hearts no longer beat in the fashion they once did. Extirpated and deposited in the harsh, lava-sown world of Everautumn, they now survive as something seated between elf and undead. For six years they have endured, because they trust he will come.

Accompanied by Descarta, the artificial weaveress; Elissa, the once-forgotten daughter; and Hafstagg, the paunchy warrior, Virgil has been sailing in search of a way to keep his promise to revive the elven twins. And he will stop at nothing to do so.

Everautumn plans to challenge that.


Russell Hasan  “Rob Seablue And The Eye Of Tantalus”  
Teen urban fantasy  E-Book

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A magical curse has been unleashed and Connecticut teen Sorcerer Rob Seablue’s best friend has been seduced by evil magic. To save his best friend—and to save the world from his best friend—Rob will fight magical duels, decipher an ancient riddle, and help sad, depressed teenagers to be happy and self-confident so that the curse can’t destroy them. And he will wage a war against the evil magic all while seeing heavy metal rock shows, going on dates with his girlfriend, doing his homework, and
avoiding getting grounded by his father for staying out late! A unique novel at the cutting edge intersection of teen urban fantasy and libertarian/objectivist fiction, this novel can be described as “Atlas Shrugged” meets “Harry Potter.”

"What more could a libertarian novel reader want? . . . The book is ingenious throughout and most ingenious at its end -- ingenious, I might add, without losing plausibility. Actually, the story continually becomes more plausible, as well as more exciting."
 - Stephen Cox, Editor, Liberty Magazine


Gary Kassay “Murder by Prophecy” Crime Thriller/Police Procedural
E-Book is available for Review




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What would you do if you had been falsely imprisoned and if while in prison your wife and your children had been brutally murdered?
Samuel Maxwell, the Prophet, decides to spend his time plotting out his plan for revenge against the greedy men responsible..
The Prophet stops at nothing to avenge the deaths. Will Inspector Duke Becker and his squad from
Special Investigations Homicide be able to stop the Prophet and the reasons behind the killings before more die?  




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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mommy Bloggers Blog Hop

From 10/25/12 to 11/23/2013
This is a hop for any and all Mommy Bloggers who want to join in the tours of these wonderful children's books.

If you are already on the tour 
OR 
if you would like to be a part of it jump aboard the blog hop

Share this on your blogs with your friends and spread the word!

Karen  is Giving a grand Prize to one blogger host of all 3 books signed by her!

So what do you need to do?
1) Use the Linky below to add your blog
2) Copy and paste the to your blog
3)  Add a link to your hop post to your side bar so your friends can find it
4) Have fun :)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Books, Books, and More Books: Giveaway and Book Review of Dead Hot


 I love unusual shifter combinations (I once read a book about a bunny shifter who had a prehistoric gene and her bunny was bigger than her grizzly husband with 2 foot long teeth).  In this book the shifter is a Chug (Chihuahua and Pug mix).  Talk about a funny looking dog… have you ever seen a chug, they are so ugly they are cute.  Anyway this Chug shifter has an unusual ethnic heritage as a human also.  And her life love is a Panther shifter/vampire mix.  Oh my.  That pretty much covers most of the genre of supernaturals in one couple.


            The story is a love story with a side mystery/suspense thrown in for fun.  The story is charming, amusing, and part of a great series yet can be read as a standalone.  However it is much more fun to read all the books and know things like BJ, vampire queen, used to faint at the sight of blood which made eating as a vampire difficult.  Or that Lovey is the first vampire to have children (yes actual children) and they are super gifted. 

            This book and series is a must read.  I give this book a 4 out of 5 clouds.

Books, Books, and More Books: Giveaway and Book Review of Dead Hot

The Avid Reader The Magick Of Books: Blog Tour: (Review + Interview) Vampyrnomicon By S...


I would like to welcome Scott M. Baker to The Avid Reader today. Thanks for stopping by Scott M. Baker. Please be sure and check out Scott M. Baker's novel Vampyrnomicon. Please be sure to check out my interview with Scott M. Baker and read my review of Vampyrnomicon.
The Avid Reader

Danasquare: Review~ Dead Hot by Lizzie T. Leaf + Giveaway


I am so confused as to how Lizzie packs so much plot into around and 80-90 page story truly confounds me. I am in love with her style of writing it is so humorous yet sexy and very action packed. I think it is crazy how each ebook has a connection to the others but is able to follow completely brand new main characters.
Danasquare: Review~ Dead Hot by Lizzie T. Leaf 

Virtual Book Tour - Review: Warrior Reborn by. Melissa Mayhue


I loved this story, and so can't wait for the next installment. Ms. Mayhue has woven a story that kept me captivated, and my eyes riveted on my kindle. The immediate, and all consuming passion between Chase & Christiana was very real and believable.


The story itself was fast paced, and action packed. Warrior Reborn kept me up well into the night, I refused to put it down until the conclusion. I really liked the secondary characters, and the evil stepbrother turned out to be more of a challenge then I originally thought. The ending kind of let me down, because it left me wanting more.

Virtual Book Tour - Review: Warrior Reborn by. Melissa Mayhue

My Cozie Corner: "Dead Embers" by T.G. Ayers {Review & Giveaway - E...


"Dead Embers" picks up right where Dead Radiance ended which I was happy about since I didn't want to miss anything. This is another one of T.G. Ayers books that you just can't put down until your finished. In "Dead Embers" relationships are developing nicely and emotions are flying about. Of course as T.G. loves to do, we have another cliffhanger ending.  Highly recommended for all supernatural, paranormal, thriller fans!


I give "Dead Embers" a 5 star rating.

My Cozie Corner: "Dead Embers" by T.G. Ayers 

The story of a girl...: Blog Tour: Forbidden Life


Kimberly has an art of capturing you in the story pulling you through the intense series and then closing all the questions. There is no room for second guesses or maybes. Every question is answered and every I is dotted. 


But don't think that sells the book short. You still have to follow the heart racing breath holding story line of adventure, romance, love, hate, desire, strength, and even humor. To twin all these emotions into a can't put you down story is a gift. And Kimberly has mastered that gift. 

I highly recommend you own the complete Forbidden Series and display it proudly on your bookcase. IT is a story you won't mind reading over a half dozen times.

The story of a girl...: Blog Tour: Forbidden Life

Michelle's Paranormal Vault Of Books: Book Tour ~ Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade ~ G...


Welcome to my stop on The Forbidden Life book tour. Brought to you by Innovative Online Tours. Here you

can read a synopsis of the book, my review, Guest Post and First Chapter, and a Giveaway! I also have a bio of author Kimberly Kinrade. Don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information and other reviews about this book and author

Michelle's Paranormal Vault Of Books: Book Tour ~ Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade ~

All Things Writing: Holding on to Childhood Writings---Angela Scott


Today I'm delighted to have Angela Scott as a guest blogger at All Things Writing. She is currently touring with her book, Desert Rice, and we are lucky to be one of her stops. Please check out her book info!--- Mary Ann
All Things Writing: Holding on to Childhood Writings---Angela Scott:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TBR: My Review of Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer


I love it when the second book picks up right where the first left off!  This book was packed full of action and emotion.  I felt like I was on a roller coaster of fun.


When you read the book make sure to check for a preview of the third book at the end……Due to a huge cliffhanger in the second book it will help ease your mind while you wait for the third book to release.

The only thing I wanted in the second book that didn't happen to the extent that I imagined it was the interaction between Bryn and Thor.  It just felt like there might be something there and yet……

I really like this series and cannot wait for the third book.


TBR: My Review of Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vickieann's Kindle fever: A Review of Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue


Take one half fae from present day and throw him back in time to the 12th century in Scotland wearing nothing but boxers, add a beautiful girl held captive by her evil half brother who can foresee the future, and a pinch of a strange new best friend who is “MORE”  and you have a Melissa Mayhue hit.


Oh, did I mention Christiana cannot tell a lie?  I thought she was extremely creative in the way she did not tell her evil brother the truth without lying. The dialog is brilliant.

While the 2 main characters Chase (the guy in boxers) and Christiana are wonderful, I fell in Love with secondary character Halldor.  This is another nod to Ms Mayhue’s writing prowess that she can write the secondary characters so well defined and well developed without allowing them taking over the story.

I loved this newest addition to my Melissa Mayhue library and you will enjoy it as well!

Vickieann's Kindle fever: A Review of Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue

Nomis Paranormal Palace: Tour/Review/Giveaway - Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer


Dead Embers takes off from the very minute that Dead Radiance finished, so I was happy that I didn’t miss a thing. Dead Embers has a lot more action than the first book, and as you all know, I am an action junkie, so I couldn’t help but keep turning the pages to see what was going to happen next!! T.G. Ayer was able to keep the story rolling perfectly, kept me intrigued and left me wanting more!!


Everything seems to be happening for a reason, and a few of my unanswered questions from DR fall into place, but a whole lot more open up. It all seems to be leading to Ragnarok, the war that has been prophesied for centuries. And Bryn is a big key in the game. I love the buildup of this story, there is going to be a massive showdown ahead and I can’t wait!!

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This book is also action-packed, with some great fantasy thrown in. Without giving away the story, there is an island on which some of them find themselves. I can picture it just as vividly in my mind as if I were watching the book play out on the screen. Elements of fantasy with changed characters and new creatures add to its mystique. 
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This author has certainly exceeded my expectations.  I simply could not put this book down.  I realize that this is the type of comment frequently made about fiction books, but it certainly applies to well-written nonfiction books, as well.  This particular book is definitely not boring or 'preachy' in any way.  Instead, it engages the reader at every level -- intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.  Those who, like me, enjoy reading such stimulating books, will be amply rewarded. 
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Danasquare: Review~ Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker


I loved The Vampire Hunters. I am a big fan of anything and everything vampire so I tend to have pretty high expectations when it comes to something that is vampire related! The Vampire Hunters definitely lived up to that! I enjoyed that.  This book is in the third person so you get a feel for both a female and male narrator, which was really exciting. I also liked that this book had vampires that were truly evil which is a nice difference from what is mainly overpowering the market! 

If you are a big fan of Vampires I hope you give The Vampire Hunters a try and the sequel which I will be reviewing soon!

Danasquare: Review~ Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker

TBR: Melissa Mayhue's Warrior Reborn Review


Melissa Mayhue is one of my favorite authors. I adore her Daughters of the Glen Series and this new Warriors series is an offshoot of that with some of our favorite characters flowing over.

Chase Noble is one of our Hero’s, I say one because one of my new favorite characters is Halldor.  Chase is half fae and he awaits his promised fate and soul mate   Halldor who first appears in Warriors Last Gift becomes Chases best friend and helps him achieve his goal. I won’t say more about Halldor because you simply need to read the 2 books for yourself to understand why he is my new Book crush.
Melissa has woven another enchanting story with fascinating Characters and such wonderful description I felt I was there experiencing the story as it unfolds.
Once again I find myself in that agonizing position of an author not being able to write the next book fast enough.  Here’s to you Melissa Mayhue, you have done it again.

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Review: The Vampire Hunters – Scott M. Baker


This was one of those books that you just can’t put down. Fast paced and full of action, the story hooks you in from the moment you flip the first page. Granted, there’s a lot of violence within its pages, but it’s definitely a story that keeps you engaged. This isn’t your ordinary vampire story, mind you. Each twist and turn will keep you captivated until the very end. It’s a book that’s very much worth reading.
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The problem with this book, besides the fact that it is fast paced, well written with little bits of humor stuck within it's pages, is the fact that it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. I was afraid to turn the next page and more afraid not to. It kept me up at nights and worse made me, an avowed Vampire and Horror hater, want to purchase the next books. Ok, not want NEED to purchase them. It was that good! 


Do I recommend this book? Yeah, I really do.. will I read another of Scott's books yes, I really have to.. My poor mind will never be the same.. But as I said before I am in love with the way Scott Baker's brain works.. ok, so it scares me just a little but what a gift!

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Review and Giveaway: Desert Rice by Angela Rice


The author has created a tightly written drama, while the characters of Samantha and Jacob are young, and this is easily and readily tossed into  the ‘coming of age’ pile because of that; they are not just children or teens – they are thrust into situations that would cause many adults to crumble.  And yet – their love for each other, the protectiveness and support that can be found only in brother and sister relationships is the glue that holds the story together.  Crafted with a conclusion that is succinct and unexpected, yet leaving an opening for further explanation this is a book that will stay on your mind for days after completion.  A very good thing.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Cover (and Everything in Between...): Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue Blog Tour Intervi...


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I freakin' LOVED it. 

From start to finish the novel takes you on a rollicking time travel ride, one which Ms Mayhue has perfected with her previous Daughters of the Glen series. (Go order her back list: you will not be sorry.) Chase Nobel, our hero, is seeking the destiny promised to him by his Fae father, with the reward of finding his SoulMate, and Christiana  MacDowlt , our heroine, possesses the ability to see future events through visions,  is always trying to thwart her evil half-brother Torquil. 

Melissa Mayhue's character driven stories never fail to pull you into the action, and her writer's voice carries you along until the end. 
Lisa Deon

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Kimberly has done it yet again!  Forbidden Life is my favorite book in the trilogy.  My emotions were all over the place while reading.  I loved the looks into other characters' point of views.


The story line is fast paced and makes you keep reading.  I was putting off household duties to finish this book. ;)  I absolutely love the characters.  I feel like I know them on a personal level.  Except Hunter, I MUST know more about him and his hotness.  Just sayin'.  There's a lot to that boy.

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I found this book action packed, fasted paced and incredibly hard to put down. I was caught up in every page of the book wanting to know more about this mysterious and anonymous benefactor that keep Drake and Alison out of trouble but also Ion Zielenska and Antoinette Varela who are the master vampires and the ones whom are wreaking havoc all over the streets of Washington D.C. I also loved the details in which the author used when describing what someone looked like to how the vampire ripped someone’s throat out. It was as if I was watching everything happen or watching a movie play out. 


All I have to say is that this book was totally kick butt and I really can’t wait to read the second book and I highly recommend you read this one too, especially if you love a bloody good vampire book.

Krystal's Enchanting Reads Blog: The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker 

The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker – Review



Allison and Drake are former cops that are move to Washington DC to hunt and kill vampires. Through well developed backstory, you understand how they came to be vampire hunters. There is a small hint of Allison’s attraction to Drake that I hope is developed more in the later books. I’m a sucker for romance…even in a thriller.  Mr. Baker has created a world that is fascinating as its horrible. The vampires are truly evil and vile. There are no sparkly vammpires in Washington. Only the depraved vampires exist in this world. We are introduced to the two most evil vampires that I’ve ever seen. Former lovers/vampires, Ion and Toni are fighting for totaly rule in their nest. I almost felt something for them reading their backstory but reality pulled me back in and wouldn’t let me.
The plot and pacing are well developed and there is never a dull moment. The action scenes are brutal but necessary. Its a thriller dear readers, not a paranormal romantic suspense. Its good versus true evil and the battle that ensues. Graphic, with dead on dialogue, I finished this book in a day. I thought about it the next day and wrote the review. It left me thinking of what would happen if this world truly existed. I didn’t like what I thought but that was the point of reading. What if?
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"The Vampire Hunters" is a true horror story packed with action, blood and gore within a very well written plot.  I found the book to be fast paced and very hard to put down once I started reading.  If your looking for the "romantic vampire" in this book you will not find it.  A very refreshing book to read and one that is highly recommended for all horror, thriller fans.


I give "The Vampire Hunters" a 5 star rating.

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