Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Fab Life / Blog Tour

 
 

Blurb

It’s the life I was born to live: billionaire’s daughters, living amongst the rich & famous. But my mom kept me a secret from my dad. Until now.
I am so out of my league. Fancy parties, expensive cars, and a private school for the elite… It sounds like a dream. But everything is not as perfect as it seems on the outside. Here, the secrets are dirty, and the lies comes easy.
Welcome to my fab life.







The Fab Life Links
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18069199-the-fab-life
 





Excerpt

My palms are sweating, and my heart literally feels like it’s going to beat it’s way out of my chest. I decide that I may vomit before the night is over, but hopefully it won’t be on myself or Ty. I run my hand over the bannister was I walk down the stairs. I keep in there incase I trip, which is very possible. I try to focus on the steps and not on the fact that I’m about to go out of my first date.

Gah. I hate that word. Date. It’s too gray. I like black and white. Nothing about this night is black or white.

I count the steps as I walk down. There are exactly 32 steps from the top floor to the bottom floor. When I get to the bottom, I am forced to look up at Ty. He looks good. Really good. Dammit. He doesn’t look nervous at all. In fact he looks completely cool. Of course he’s cool. He’s probably been out on like a million dates before. Why should he be nervous?

I am relieved to see that he’s wearing jeans and a concert shirt. I didn’t underdress or overdress, and I’m glad I decided to wear jeans. I’m going to ask Toby’s advice more often.

“You look beautiful,” he says, and then hands me a bouquet of purple flowers.

Flowers = date, right?

Ugh, why does this suddenly feel awkward?

I take them from him. I have no idea what kind of flowers they are. I feel like I should know, but it’s not like I frequently get flowers from guys. “Thank you. They are beautiful.”

What am I supposed to do with the flowers? Am I supposed to take them with us? Or am I supposed to leave them here? There should a Dating for Dummies book that covers this. Maybe there is. Memo to self - look it up. I will be more prepared next time.

Next time? Calm down, Kihanna, I tell myself. Let’s get through tonight before we start thinking about a second date.
 


Author Bio

I am a YA/ NA author, with an addiction to NOS & Red Bull energy drinks. My guilty pleasure is the TV series The Lying Game and The Vampire Diaries. I'm 23 years old. I currently live in St Louis, with my husband of 2 years.




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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cover Reveal / Lumen

Estranged from the rest of the world are people who possess great power, and it was through the Luminaries that their ability to manipulate and manifest energy exists.

Daniel is going through his final transition and with that, comes greater power. Although not everything runs so smoothly, and after a near-death experience, Daniel is admitted into the island's only private school, a privilege he is not allowed to forget. While trying to fit in he opens mysteries and troubles beyond the life he came from, and they threaten everything and everyone he once believed in.

It’s evolve or die.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13219801-lumen


 
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Joseph Eastwood is the eldest of five siblings. He lives and grew up in Lancaster, England, where he also attends the University of Cumbria.

He has always had a giant creative connection in his life, from drawing and writing to having an eclectic taste in music and reading a wide range of books, which he hopes reflects in his own writing. He also loves watching sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy based TV shows and films. Among some of his favourites are Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood. As well as those he loves dramas, like The Good Wife and Desperate Housewives.

Joseph is either busy doing edits and writing or trying to get some university work done. He lives for creativity, striving to be different and thinking up new hoops for his characters to jump through.





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Monday, July 29, 2013

Review / Kiss Me In Paris

When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test. 

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Full length novel: 87, 000 words


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Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME Series, Eye of Newt,Sunrise and Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series.

Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series TheSeduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogyand children's fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.
Dmytry writes fantasy—be it urban, dark or epic—is a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife's and their co-authored books).
They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.
 
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 My Review:
 
HOLY COW!  What an amazing read!  Words cannot describe how much I loved this book!  I guess for me, I really connected with Winter.  And then there's Cade...the man had me at hello.
 
Kiss Me In Paris has so many emotions flowing through it.  Emotions that I will not tell you about because it would spoil the whole book for you...and we don't like spoilers.  If you are wanting a good romance novel, look no further. Kiss Me In Paris is definitely one you will want to pick up.  I would grab a box of tissues to have on hand when you sit down to read.
 
Winter travels to Paris with her class.  She is hoping that while she is there she will experience love so that she can gain the knowledge she needs to finish her romance novel.
 
Cade leaves his Texas ranch to head off to Paris for Architectural Design.  He is not intending on finding romance while he is there.  He needs to focus on school, not a female companion.
 
This book is HIGHLY recommended.  It is highly addictive.  Once I opened my kindle I could not put it down.  I loved it so much that I ordered the paperback.
 
Does contain mature content!
 
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Love Redeemed / Cover Reveal & Giveaway


Blurb:

Life is simple.
Cassie is content with what she has, a great job and wonderful friends.  Everything is perfect…until Ryder appears.  She still has not forgiven him for choosing music over her eight years ago.
Ryder is a rock star, living the life he had always dreamed of.  He is not searching for love because who has time for that when you're constantly on the road.  But then his tour ends and he decides to go back home and visit an old friend.
When those old feelings resurface, will they be able to forgive and start anew?

COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Title: Love Redeemed
Author: Tich Brewster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pennedit
Cover Artist: Sprinkles On Top Studios


Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five.  Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas.  She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories.  “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”  Tich never thought of publishing her works until working with Teresa on the Royal Blood series.




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Blog: www.tichbrewster.blogspot.com


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Island Book Blast



Book Info-
Title-The Island
By- Jen Minkman
Publication Date-June 1, 2013
*Novella* (80 pages)
Genre- YA Dystopian


Blurb-
‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.


Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.


If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall.
Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.
I have never seen one.’


Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

Something Great / Blog Tour






She didn’t know what she was missing…until he found her.

Maxwell Knight was positively trouble, dangerously good-looking, and seductively charming. He was everything Jeanella didn’t need in her life. Only Max didn’t see it that way. His pursuit was relentless, making her even more determined to push him away. All she wanted was security, a career, and love that was everlasting.

Fresh out of college, life was simple and plain for Jeanella Mefferd, but she liked it that way. Every part of her life was smooth sailing; her friends, her job, and even the guy she’d started dating. Then one night, while at dinner with her best friend, she spotted someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before just by his mere presence—dangerous, heart pounding, breathless heat. Thinking she would never see him again, she brushed it off, but when she started to run into him unexpectedly, all she could think of was how he made her feel with his sweet flirtations. Everything about Maxwell Knight screamed trouble, especially when she found out he was her new boss’s son. Now, heading to a New York fashion show she’d dreamt about since she was a child, would she be able to focus on her career instead of Max, who had been scheduled to attend with her? As much as she tried to forget their encounters, his good looks, charm, smooth words, and determination to win her over gravitated her toward him. The next thing she knew, he was utterly consuming her, mind and body, and in places she’d never thought possible. Would she be willing to step over the boundary and risk her safety net?  Was she willing to take advice from her best friend and love hard and risk getting hurt, rather than not really love at all and possibly miss out on finding something great?
 
 
 
 
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book, No Bullies Allowed.
 
 
 
 
You can find Mary at:
Twitter   @maryting

 
 




Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sweet Escape / Blog Tour








~Nari~

 
He did not answer. It didn’t even ring. I listened to his timbered voice in the greeting message, seeking that fleeting sense of relief.

But it did not come.

Nothing could help me find sweet escape from the wretchedness my soul was in.

I violently threw the phone across the small expanse of the room and relished in the way it cracked against the wall.

Then regret filled my stomach as I scrambled out of bed in a rush and dropped to the floor on my knees next to my only lifeline.

I ever-so carefully picked up my cell phone in horror at myself, at what I might have done, and examined the small technological wonder.

Please don’t be broken. Please don’t be broken.

I pressed and held #8.

“I’m sure you already know you were trying to reach me, Rydan, so leave a message. But only if it’s important.”

I fell to the floor with the phone tightly pressed against my ear, vaguely noticing the pain of it, and sobbed.

No, there would be no sweet escape for my tormented soul tonight.

  



About the Author:

Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and spends her days submerged in books, movies, music, or art, and loves traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of her life, and she is desperately obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Her sister contributed some of the writing in Sweet Oblivion and Sweet Escape.

Sweet Escape is the second novel in the Sweet Series.

 
 
 
 
 

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