Monday, March 27, 2017

$25 Amazon Voucher Giveaway @CatiaSkye







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Tiago, by Cátia Skye, YA Contemporary Romance

Two shattered hearts. One unstoppable love.

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New York, USA
Kezra, sixteen, dumped by her boyfriend of six months after he took her virginity, shocked by revelations about her father, falls into an abyss of panic and anxiety. On doctor's orders, she is sent on a vacation to get away from pressures.
Lisbon, Portugal
Tiago, seventeen, has lost more than most lose in a lifetime, believes implicitly in the inevitable Portuguese Tragedy, has left the thug-life, has left school, is just trying to survive each new day.
Neither of them is looking for love…

Categories:
  • Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Contemporary
  • Romance > Series
  • Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Coming of Age
  • Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Geography & Cultures > Europe


 

Kezra

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

I am no looker.
I'm not a dog either. But I am no looker.
Aylin used to say I was precocious. "Precocious when it comes to boys," she'd say.
By the time I was done dating Conor, I said I was nothing but a fool.
I started dating too early. Antoni was the first guy I ever saw. I was fourteen, close to fifteen, sporting braces on my teeth. We shared a kiss, nothing passionate, innocent.
Until he touched my breasts and I went cold.
Fourteen. Was he a freaking idiot?
Dawson happened after that. It lasted three months. I was more grown up, more developed. My breasts, especially, were more developed.
I hate my breasts.
But it was Conor who would thrust me into the black world of adulthood with an indignant slap I am certain I will never forget.
I write because I am lonely.
I write because I hurt.
I write while tears drip from my eyes, turning the screen of my tablet into splotches of pixelated rainbows.
The way I was brought into this world has nothing to do with how I feel about love.
It has everything to do with how I feel about myself.
How much horror can a mind endure?
Are the pains of a sixteen-year-old laughed at by those older then her?
What pain did my mother suffer? ("Sometimes I went without food so that I wouldn't have to take that bastard's money, Kez.")
My pain is nothing compared to what hers must have been. And yet, the pain I feel is phenomenal.

Tiago

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Just before the sun rises, when the world is silent and the River Tejo laps gently at the stone steps leading to the giant Praça do Comércio square, leaves of golden sunlight shimmer above the surface of Lisbon's great river. This is my favorite time to sit on these steps, flicking stones into the water, letting my gaze drift west toward the ocean.
And I think of her.
I do not weep anymore. My eyes are dry. I have wept this entire river twice over and still that will not bring her back.
The seagulls taunt me, cawing in accusation. I should have moved faster, they say. I should not have been so complacent with my joy.
I never deserved that joy. I know it.

Tiago

Deadly is the Female (1950)

It is the week for meeting Americans. And if I thought my encounter with Dahlia went bad, then I can only compare my meeting with the one called Kezra to something just short of a nuclear war. It's my fault, mostly. But it's also her fault.
I would love to say that our first encounter is quaint and sweet, that it is the type of first-meeting you expect from a Rom-Com.
It is not.
It is a disaster.
And I am nothing short of a hungover bastard.
But let's call a spade a spade. Guilt must be placed where guilt belongs. And this chick is a real stinker of a piece of work too.
I guess you could say I started it.
I did.
But she contributes gladly to the atomic chain reaction which follows.
Dare I say, I think she even revels in it.
Copyright © 2017, Cátia Skye. All Rights Reserved.

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About Cátia


Cátia Skye AvatarCátia Skye is a New-York-born, Portuguese-American gal who now resides in the romantic heart of Lisbon, Portugal. She is the single mother of one rambunctious little boy, and pens romance novels between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. each night when her boy finally falls asleep.
Tiago is her first novel.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY @victoriajohns75 @NikkerAsh

☆.•°☆.•°*°•.☆ NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY ☆.•°*°•.☆°•.☆ 
I Wanna Get Laid by Kade is out now!  Check out the new contemporary romance everyone is talking about, written by duo Nikki Ashton & Victoria Johns.  Head on over to https://www.facebook.com/NikkiAshtonBooks/ to enter their release day giveaway.  

Synopsis
If you lived on the streets and someone offered to change your life, would you? Of course you would, who wouldn’t? But, what if changing your life ruined that of the one person who cared about you? The one person who you cared about in return.

That’s what happened to me, Kade Sutton.

I became the star of a reality TV show, a show that was a catalogue of lies and duplicity. The show meant I got to spend time with Daisy Ingles, a girl whose beautiful smile brightened up my day, every day. This show also meant that I betrayed her. This show gave me many things, but I lost an awful lot too.

Set within the world of reality TV, ‘I Wanna Get Laid by Kade’ will have you hissing and booing at the bad guys, and cheering on the good ones. Kade will make you fall in love with him and Daisy will make you want to fight her corner.


With love, sex and betrayal this is a book you just can’t miss – it’s the path you’re meant to take.
Get it now - Mybook.to/NAVJKade
Check out the reviews on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33918780-i-wanna-get-laid-by-kade?from_search=true


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: Rarity from the Hollow

TITLE: Rarity from the Hollow
AUTHOR: Robert Eggleton
RELEASE DATE: November 3rd, 2016
PUBLISHER: Dog Horn
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook 
SOURCE: complimentary copy 


Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother's teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in The Hollow isn't great. But Lacy has one advantage -- she's been befriended by a semi-organic, semi-robot who works with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange, though. It's up to her to save the Universe.
Will Lacy Dawn's predisposition, education, and magic be enough for her to save the Universe, Earth, and, most importantly, protect her own family?
Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. It is a children's story for adults, not for the prudish, faint of heart, or easily offended.



Robert Eggleton has served as a children's advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known locally for his nonfiction: investigative reports about children’s programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997; nationally distributed models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions; research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next -- never finding a permanent loving family; and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency in West Virginia. Dozens of his works have been archived by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. 


Today, he is a recently retired children's psychotherapist from a mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Two of Eggleton's poems were published in the 1970s and another won first place in 2015 international poetry competition managed by the WSC Science Fiction & Fantasy Club/WillyCon. His debut novel, Rarity from the Hollow, was named one of five best reads in 2015 by a Codices, has been awarded Gold Medals by Awesome Indies and Readers' Favorite, and has been so well received by prominent book critics and reviewers that it is scheduled for republication by Dog Horn Publishing, a traditional small press, in 2016. Three of Eggleton's short stories have appeared in magazines: Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. 



Author proceeds from Eggleton's Lacy Dawn Adventures project have been donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. http://www.childhswv.org/ Robert continues to write adult literary science fiction with new adventures based on a protagonist that is a composite character of children that he met when delivering group therapy services. The overall theme of his stories remains victimization to empowerment.






I really don't know how to talk about this book because I ended up with a mix of feelings. And what it's funnier I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing.

Lacy has a difficult childhood but despite all it's quite special because her best friend is a robot (yes, a robot or some sort of). She wants to "fix" her parents and while doing so they live a rare adventure.

There were moments of the book that were hard to read, child abuse and other forms of suffering are exposed and they created damage characters with rich stories. And there were other moments where fantasy and sci-fi elements were the main subject.

As the title says for me this one is a rare book. I enjoyed it for moments (it has a really good writing style so it's easy to do so) and for others, I felt a bit lost.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: The Sire of Humellis

TITLE: The Sire of Hummellis
AUTHOR: Aditya Prakash
RELEASE DATE: July 18th, 2015
PUBLISHER: Champanzi
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy 


An accident changed Adam's life. He believed that destiny was in his hands, but he was not aware that what this destiny might bring him in the future. 
It is a story of a courageous man and his passion for cycling. This love brings him to India to explore the unexplored Himalayan trails. The y plan for it and execute it very well. But there is something missing in the plan of his life which was decided years back at the time of the creation of humans that Adam is also not aware of. 
He is selected to start again and to build hope for the future. Be the part of Adam's journey of courage and see Himalaya, mystery village, dark places, extraordinary creatures, and lands.


Aditya Prakash is a new age writer in India. His interest is writing science fiction and adventure.

He was born (1985) in Delhi, India, to Indian parents, and raised to be an Engineer graduate and Management post graduate.

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'The Sire of Humellis' is a good book that helps you think about life in a different way. It's hard to define the story because it is a bit spiritual, a bit sci-fi and we can add adventure to the list.

Adam's life is quite the journey. An accident turns upside down his life and his dreams. What starts as a journey to know new places, cycle again and share with friends soon becomes a race to save humanity and a master plan to change the future.

The story has some surprises and like I said you never know where the story is heading. The writing is good and the reading is not too heavy.




Monday, March 13, 2017

New Release - No Place to Hide @meganlowe87


Author: Megan Lowe
Title: No Place to Hide
Series: Rocking Racers, Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2017
Designer: Claire Smith
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What happens when the one person you truly hate is the one person who really sees you?

After McKnley Rhodes’s family fell apart, she struck out at Cole Matthews, her then best friend. Over twenty years later, she’s never forgotten the hurt she endured or the hate for the boy she believed caused it.

Cole Matthews hasn’t seen his childhood friend, McKnley Rhodes, for twenty-two years, and what he finds shocks him. She’s tired and beaten down, and he wants to fix that, just as he used to when they were kids. Cole’s the only one who can see she’s putting on an act by embracing her rock star persona. His new goal is to determine why and put an end to her torment.

Will McKnley let him in or will he leave her with no place to hide?

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Rocking Racers, Book 1
On sale for half price!
Breaking the Cycle
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Megan Lowe is a lost journalism graduate who after many painful years searching for a job in that field, decided if she couldn’t write news stories, she would start listening to the characters whispering stories to her and decided to write them down.  She writes primarily New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories with Sport and Music themes. She is based on the Gold Coast but her heart belongs to New York City. When she’s not writing she’s either curled up with a good book, travelling or screaming at the TV willing her sporting teams to pull out the win.



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