Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Queen of the Night Reviews: Online Book Tour & Giveaway - A Bridge to Treacher...


I Know What I Like in Fiction.  So, Leave Me Alone by Larry Crane 
Queen of the Night Reviews

Head Stuck In A Book: Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dead Embers (Valkyrie #2) - ...


I so desperately need the next book now!
A great series that I recommend everyone reads.
Head Stuck In A Book

Full Moon Bites: Review: The Vampire Hunters (The Vampire Hunters #...


Wow, was this something new for me. I admit that I am all for the sexy vampire’s in books. The one ones with a toured past but shows he really cares later on with the love of a good woman. ;)


The Vampire Hunters is nothing like that. Vampires are evil and have absolutely no redeeming qualities in this series and our man characters are dedicated Hunters out to rid the world (or in this case Washington, D.C.) of them.

It. Was. Really. Good. I am most definitely going to be picking up book two ASAP!

Full Moon Bites: Review

a daydreamer's thoughts: Desert Rice by Angela Scott (+ Giveaway)


Overall, this book was a completely stunning read. It kept me captivated and forced me to simply carry on reading. I found it incredibly difficult to stop as I just simply had to know what was going to happen. It was brilliantly written with interesting scenes and a clever writing style. It is a book that I would easily be able to read again but probably not straight away. The message and themes in the book are hard-hitting and heavy and this isn't a light, fluffy read by any means. If you’re looking for something with a bit of humor and some lighthearted romance, steer clear of this book, but if you’re looking for something a bit darker, more realistic, and one that holds an incredibly powerful punch, then this is definitely a book that I would recommend. This book tells the tale of a twelve year old and a fifteen year old who are alone in the world and just want to be able to stay together. It is full of twists and turns and moments that will cause you to rethink the world you live in. A marvelous read.
a daydreamer's thoughts: Desert Rice by Angela Scott 

SnifferWalk: {SnifferWalk Presents:} The ERRONEOUS TALIBANI by ...


When I think of a covert operative, I think of none other than the ever-so-charming Bond.  James Bond.  Well, the reality of life as a spy is rather less glamorous and chic as Greg quickly shows us.  No sooner does he arrive in Afghanistan than he is in a crash and the adventure is on from there. A good book, an interesting book and above all, an educational book.
SnifferWalk

The story of a girl...: Blog Tour: The Three Lost Kids and the Death of th...


TO CUTE TO PASS UP!!! What a wonderful adventure to send your child on for Halloween. Who doesn't want to save the sugar fairy? As you follow the three sisters on their engaging adventure you find that even as an adult you giggle like a little kid again in parts. A very easy read for children probably 6+. I recommend anyone with a child, grandchild, niece/nephew, teachers or even babysitters have a copy of this book on their shelves. If an adult can enjoy giggling through the quest to save Halloween and the Sugar Fairy then I know children will too.
The story of a girl

The Three Lost Kids and the Death of The Sugar Fairy by Kimberly Kinrade Guest Post


Do you see the magic in the everyday moments?
The Three Lost Kids and the Death of The Sugar Fairy by Kimberly Kinrade Guest Post

Three Lost Kids Death of the Sugar Fairy #BookTour Guest Post



Why is YA fantasy such a popular genre? 
Genuine Jenn


Second Bookshelf on the Right: Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Three Lost Kids & The ...


An Interview with Kimberly Kinrade
Second Bookshelf on the Right: 

My Cozie Corner: "The Door is Open" by Andrew Cort {Guest Post}


DIFFERENT WAYS OF KNOWING
My Cozie Corner: "The Door is Open" by Andrew Cort {Guest Post}

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

5 Girls Book Reviews: The Three Lost Kids and The Death of the Sugar Fairy Reviewed from a child's point of view :)


Reviewed from a child's point of view :)
5 Girls Book Reviews

My Reading Obsession: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue



Time travel and faeries and witches oh my...
In Melissa Mayhues latest offering Warrior Reborn we have a wonderful mix of magic, fantasy and time travel to give us this delightful story of a modern warrior drawn back in time to meet his destiny. 
My reading Obsession  http://4myreadingobsession.blogspot.com/2012/10/warrior-reborn-by-melissa-mayhue.html

My Reading Obsession: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue

Reflections of a BookWorm: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue Review


I always enjoy a good time-travel novel when you blend the old with the new, or even vice versa. I personally think it takes a lot of talent to pull something like this off, because you must weave two completely different stories and settings into one seamless novel. Melissa Mayhue has done a remarkable job, not only did she manage to entrance the reader with the settings and characters of a time-travel novel but she also added in her own twist with an aspect of Fae being responsible and a highly influential facet. But this is only the beginning of the beauty of this novel, first and foremost it is a romance and Melissa Mayhue wrote so convincingly that the romance is palpable. If you are a fan of romance this is one worth taking the time to read, it is entertaining and beautiful. Though this is book two in the series it is a “stand-alone” novel so you can pick it up and read without feeling lost, but it will make you want more. Reflections of a Bookworm Blog 
Reflections of a BookWorm: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue Review

Sapphyria's Book Reviews: VBT & Give@away: "Cephrael's Hand" (A Pattern of S...


Why everyone should read fantasy
Sapphyria's Book Reviews: VBT & Give@away: "Cephrael's Hand" 

The Cover (and Everything in Between...): Cephrael's Hand by Melissa McPhail Blog Tour Guest...


Guest Post: Building A Fantasy World - Let the Story Be Your Guide?
The Cover (and Everything in Between...): Cephrael's Hand by Melissa McPhail Blog Tour 

Guest post by Kimberly Kinrade: The Making of a Revolutionary A Chick Who Reads



Guest post by Kimberly Kinrade: The Making of a Revolutionary
A Chick Who Reads

Tea and Book: Warrior Reborn, A Review


Watching Chase and Christina sizzle their way through this book was a joy to behold. As usual Melissa's characters are rich and sensual enriched by the lush background of the highlands.  A decadent delight, a sensual escape.. spending time with Ms Mayhue's wonderful characters is always a pleasure and as usual she doesn't disappoint. 
Tea and Book: Warrior Reborn, A Review

Sharing Links and Wisdom: The Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fai...


Now, I'm in school to be a teacher, and I love finding good books for kids, especially when I find them rather unexpectedly. Kimberly's series is not only great, it contains life lessons for kids (which I am a huge fan of). The latest release, Death of The Sugar Fairy is book 4 in the series, and I can't wait to read future books. Come along for the ride and check out The Three Lost Kids!
Sharing Links and Wisdom: The Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy

Inside BJ's Head: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue ~Review Blitz~


As this story progresses from Chase travelling 700 years back in time in his undies....to Halldor talking his way for Chase and him to serve Torquil to the broken wagon to the night at "My mother's mother" ....it all one big adventure...

Then the tables really start to turn......
Love starts to hit ...knives miss and a head comes off..........
(yes there's more!)

Inside BJ's Head: Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue ~Review Blitz~:

My Cozie Corner: "Forbidden Life" by Kinberly Kinrade {Review & Giv...


"Forbidden Life" is the 3rd and final book in the Forbidden series, and as usual Kimberly does it again with her fantastic writing and bringing her characters to life.  The book is full of romance, betrayal, trust and so much more that you will have a very hard time putting it down.  Highly recommended to all readers!


I give "Forbidden Life" a 5 star rating.

My Cozie Corner: "Forbidden Life" by Kinberly Kinrade 

Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's: Book Review: The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker...


A very action packed horror read. Baker does a great job of creating a world full of scary vampires- monsters that need to be eliminated. The characters are well rounded and full of life so to speak. The storyline is captivating and one you start to read you won't want to stop!! I look forward to the next to books in this series and other books by Scott M. Baker. I definitely recommend checking this series out. 
Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's: Book Review: The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker

TBR: Desert Rice by Angela Scott


  • 5 Print book of Desert Rice (signed) {USA}
  • 10 E-book of Desert Rice {International}

TBR: Desert Rice by Angela Scott:

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's About Time Mamaw: Three Lost Kids - The Death of the Sugar Fairy by ...


The author had the girls go through some real scary things like Sugar Bugs and the Cavity Cave that is impossible to find you way out of.  Will the girls work together to find Sugar Baby and bring her safely to her mother the Sugar Fairy?  Are they too afraid to complete this quest?  


The fantasy adventures and quest the girls go on build character in the girls and always has a lesson of some sort to learn.  The lesson in this quest was don't stray away from your parents.  Don't eat too many sweets.
Working together is much better than against each other it accomplishes so much more.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

It's About Time Mamaw: Three Lost Kids - The Death of the Sugar Fairy

Understanding Shae Review of Scorpio Rising



The different cultures, the flow of the plot, and the passion from the characters all made this novel stand out to me! It was easy to become engaged once you started reading it, which is a necessity for people like me who have short attention spans.

Also, I think what stuck with me the most was Alex and Brigitte's desperation. They had both suffered from completely tragic lifestyles that can utterly break a person, but it seemed like they would use that to fuel their passion to succeed.
Understanding Shae 

Identity Discovery: Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy


This is a wonderful continuation of the Three Lost Kids series. Maddie is turning ten on Halloween and she and her sisters, Bella and Lexi, are going trick-or-treating. They get all dressed up only to discover that most of the houses just aren't participating. There aren't any other kids out. The homes are dark. That is they are all dark until them come across one that is completely decked out for the season. The three girls get so excited that they run to the house, abandoning their parents. They knock on the door and it opens. What to do? Well being 10, 8, and 6, they decide to go inside the "haunted house." At this point, the kids enter a new world where they are given the task to save the Sugar Fairy who is on her death bed lest Halloween will be forgotten forever. Of course they accept the mission.
Identity Discovery: Three Lost Kids and the Death of the Sugar Fairy

Jenn's Review Blog: The Three Lost Kids and The Death of the Sugar Fai...


This was a great kids story. My 7 yr old boy read it with me and liked it too. I loved that the girls had such an open and honest relationship with their parents and such a love for each other. We're all about Halloween here so this was a great read for this holiday. It has just enough scary mixed with adventure and a great ending. I can't wait to see what adventure comes next for these girls =]
Jenn's Review Blog: The Three Lost Kids and The Death of the Sugar Fairy

My World: Andrew Cort: Guest Post and Giveaway


Welcome to my weekly guest post for The Door Is Open by Andrew Cort, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours! I hope you enjoy, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
My World: Andrew Cort: Guest Post and Giveaway

Thrice the mischief,3 times the love: Scorpio Rising Book Review


Alex raised by a single mother wants to rise above himself and leave his poverty behind. His architectural acumen gives him this opportunity.


Bridgette, an artist, is distrusting of people especially men and cannot seem to escape her past.

Will they find love together? Will Bridgette be able to trust Alex? Will Alex be willing to be himself with Bridgette or will he still maintain a front?

Thrice the mischief,3 times the love: Scorpio Rising Book Review

TBR: A Review of Scorpio Rising


This is a very well written, complex story about coming of age.  Many coming of age stories are unbelievable and unrealistic, not this one.  


The characters are brought to life on the pages of this incredible book, with crisp dialogue and a depth of details reminiecent of all the literary greats.

Monique Domovitch is often compared to Danielle Steele, Barbara Taylor Bradford,Early Sidney Sheldon, and Jeffrey Archer

This is a fast paced quick read so be ready for a ride.

TBR: A Review of Scorpio Rising

My Other Book Blog: Review and Giveaway: Forbidden Life by Kimberly Ki...


Kimberly Kinrade is officially my newest author-crush. Forbidden Life is the third book in the Forbidden Trilogy and it was just as amazing as the first two! I read all three of these in quick succession as soon as I could get my hands on them.
My Other Book Blog: Review and Giveaway: Forbidden Life

MALLORY HEART REVIEWS: DEAD EMBERS by T. G. Ayers_Blog Tour and Review


The deft skill with which author T. G. Ayers takes up where she left off, and makes us feel the pain of the protagonist, grieve, weep, and get determined right along with her. The glorious attention to detail makes every setting vivid and well-defined, three-dimensional and lifelike. If you loved “Dead Radiance,” you will equally love “Dead Embers.” If you haven’t yet experienced this series, there’s no time to wait-get both. I was educated in Norse mythology by reading this series, all the time being entangled in the empathetic characters. A very special series from an excellent author,  indeed. 
MALLORY HEART REVIEWS: DEAD EMBERS by T. G. Ayers_Blog Tour and Review

Andrea Heltsley Books: Review of Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade


This book was great.  It was full of imagination and I loved the creativity.  The trilogy had finally come to an end and I'll be sad to see it go:(  Never-the-less, this was a great end to the story.


There were so many twists and turns that led to an amazing ending.  It was a wild ride that never stopped.  I was so involved in the characters and invested in the story.

This book was a super YA paranormal read that I highly recommend to adventure lovers of all ages.  I give this story five glittery stars for just being one of the best trilogies I've read:) 

Andrea Heltsley Books: Review of Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade

Vickieann's Kindle fever: A Review of Scorpio Rising


This book follows the lives of 2 young people, both from difficult lives and both coming of age.

The novel alternates between the 2 characters from chapter to chapter.  And somehow Monique uses her writing magic to weave their separate stories into a believable meeting.  

This is a romance book with SOOOOO much more!  The world building is amazing!  New York and Paris will come alive for you.

And of course since this is a series the book ends with a cliffhanger.

Vickieann's Kindle fever: A Review of Scorpio Rising

A Night's Dream of Books: INNOVATIVE ONLINE BOOK TOURS: Guest Post #8/Giveaw...


SODOM AND GOMORRA, FIRE AND BRIMSTONE
A Night's Dream of Books: INNOVATIVE ONLINE BOOK TOURS: Guest Post #8

Sara’s Review of Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer


Taking place directly after the events of Dead Radiance, Dead Embers continues Bryn’s training to become a Valkyrie and forces her to meet a new set of challenges. There’s also more betrayal…as if you didn’t see that coming…only this time the betrayal hits much closer to home. I can definitely say that Ayer’s has managed to write a great book full of Norse Mythology and adventure. Though I will caution you now…if you thought the ending to the first book was a major cliff hanger, just wait until you read this one, murr!
What the Cat Read    Review  

Cephrael's Hand begins today



10/31  huithiang! Review 
11/1   Mary-Nancy Smith  First Chapter 
11/1   The Cosy Dragon  Review 
10/29  Harlie's Books  First Chapter  
10/30  The Cover by Brittany  Guest Post & Interview  
10/30  Sapphyria's Book Reviews   Guest Post  
11/2   Window on the World Review  
11/5   Lizzy's Dark Fiction   Guest Post  
11/7   Confessions of an Inner Aspen  Review  
11/9   House Millar   Guest Post & Interview 
11/12  Wolf Majick Reviews  Review and Guest Post   
11/12  Cristi's Reviews Review
11/15  Anatea's Bookshelf  Review
11/15  Hooks and Book   Review
11/16  The Bunny's    
 
Guest Post   
 

11/16  My Cozie Corner Review
11/16  The Cover by Brittany  Review 
11/16  Night Owl Reads  First Chapter  
11/22  Once Upon A Book Review
11/23  I am, Indeed   Review   
11/26  The Insane Writings of a Crazed Writer Review
11/26  Blooding Book Reviews Review
11/27  A Night's Dream of Books  Interview
11/27  Nyx Book Reviews  Review & Guest Post
 11/27 Reflections of a Bookworm    Review 
11/29  Krystal's Enchanting Reads Review 
11/30  Proses, Verses and Conversations  Review
11/30  Chris Redding Author  Guest Post  

Guilty Indulgence: TOUR: Forbidden Life


Kimberly Kinrade talks about Beating the Drama of Writer's Block

To create better drama in your writing, you need to beat the drama of writer’s block.

Guilty Indulgence: TOUR: Forbidden Life

Vampire Hunters Blog Tour


YAY!!!! KILL THE VAMPERS!!! Lol you guys know I’m partial the to werewolves and normally don’t side with the bloodsuckers lol so this book was SO PERFECT for me! It’s horror/urban fantasy and it’s fast, action packed, crazy scary good!! I literally was riveted and clutching my blanket reading this because the first chapter is EXPLOSIVE!! Literally  best action opening scene!! Think Die Hard meets Dracula- the original- meets Charlie’s angels, without the heel wearing chicks!! 
  Happy Tails and Tales  

Friday, October 26, 2012

Identity Discovery: Friday (Non)Fiction: The Vampire Hunters review #I...


This story is based on the older non-romanticized vampires, i.e. it is a horror story. I normally do not like horror stories at all. This one intrigued me, and I have to say that I am happy to have read it. It was very well written and very entertaining without giving me nightmares. I notoriously have nightmares from anything (music, movies, books) from the horror genre.

The story is about two vampire hunters that were once Boston Police. After a high profile case that they discovered to be about a vampire and not a serial killer, they were forced to leave the force. However, their ability to handle/kill vampires drew the attention of some unknown and very powerful person. They were hired by the unknown person to go to Washington D.C. to wipe out a coven of vampires. Drake and Alison are slowly taking out vampires but no closer to finding the master until a reporter by the name of Jessica starts looking into Drake's background. Her investigation somehow spurs the vampire master to set up a trap to try to kill the hunters. Will this trap succeed? Will Jessica die in the process? Will Drake be forced to kill vampires for the remainder of his life? Why does a vampire hunter have a pet rabbit? All of these questions and more will be answered when you read this story.

Identity Discovery

Queen of the Night Reviews: Online Book Tour - The Vampire Hunters by Scott M....


Vampires, hunters and a rabbit named Van Helsing take the center stage in Scott M. Baker's paranormal thriller The Vampire Hunters.  With well developed characters, a fast pace and lots of action, I found myself glued to the world Mr. Baker created.  Using the classic battle between good and evil, humanity versus the vile undead, The Vampire Hunters, is a classic gothic tale in the vein of Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Queen of the Night Reviews: Online Book Tour

Beauty and Books: Excerpt + Giveaway: Desert Rice by Angela Scott


stop by today :)
Beauty and Books: Excerpt + Giveaway: Desert Rice by Angela Scott

A double review of both books!
I Am, Indeed

Bookish Things & More: Blog Tour: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer *Review*


I have been left wanting to learn more. :D


The characters were great.  It was easy to be annoyed with Aidan considering how he behaves.  I love Bryn.  She's a strong character.  She may not always make the right decisions, but she is loyal to those she cares about.  She is also protective.

All in all, I really liked this book.  I'm ready to jump into Dead Embers to see what Bryn is up against next. :D

Bookish Things & More: Blog Tour: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer 

My Book Chatter: The Three Lost Kids: Review, Interview and GIVEAWA...


Here's what my Miss 10 had to say about the book...


This book was really fun to read, I really liked when the girls scoffed the candy in their mouths when their parents weren't looking, thats something I would do! All the sweets and candy make me want to eat it all for myself.
The haunted house that they visited was pretty spooky, and I would be really scared to go there. But Bella, Maddie, and Lexie got pretty cool powers when they went to Sugarland, that part was really cool.

I can't wait to read the rest of this series, I really like them (The Three Lost Kids), I give this book 4 Stars ;]

My Book Chatter: The Three Lost Kids: 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Karen Pokras Toz & I.O. Book Tours 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 :)


Beauty in Ruins: The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker (REVIEW)


Call me a traditionalist, but I'll take the good guys hunting bad vamps any day of the week - which is precisely where The Vampire Hunters comes in. In case you couldn't tell by the title, Scott M. Baker has crafted a 'classic' vampire tale, one where a pair of ex-cops and their ex-criminal sidekick must do battle with creatures from the wrong side of the crypt.

There were some definite twists to the story that surprised me but, for the most part, this was exactly what I was expecting - a solid, enjoyable tale of ordinary heroes out to exterminate the vampires preying upon their city. Violent, gruesome, and vulgar where it needs to be, The Vampire Hunters is clearly a book where the author had as much fun in the writing as we do in the reading.

Beauty in Ruins: The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker (REVIEW)

M-N's Amazing Book Reviews: Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch


Read the first chapter 
M-N's Amazing Book Reviews: Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch:

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


Dead Radiance was a marvelous story. The characters were fantastic and I was able to imagine the surroundings as it was detailed perfectly. However, the story is not over and it will be interesting to see how Bryn deals with everything. It is only the beginning and I think bigger things will be install for us in the future!! 
Nomis Paranormal Palace: Tour/Review/Giveaway - Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer

Krystal's Enchanting Reads Blog: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer {Review & Giveaway}


Dead Radiance has been one of the best books I have read all year.


Seriously, T knows how to describe something in amazing detail. Every word about Odin’s castle and every other part of this amazing land is described so perfectly that if ever made into a movie could never do it justice. I could picture everything that was described including how things smelled. This book blew me away with the details alone.

I am enthralled with this series and cannot wait to start the second book. I am on the edge of my seat to see what happens next. 

Krystal's Enchanting Reads Blog: Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer