Monday, November 25, 2013

Chameleon Blitz & Giveaway

Chameleon
 Kenya Wright
Cameo lives in a caged supernatural city where all species are tagged at birth with silver brands embedded in their foreheads. Her X brand identifies her as a Mixbreed, but she’s so much more. Like a chameleon, she can shift from one person’s image to another.
 
It’s a great way to make money for a habitat street kid, or Cage Punk as most people call them. Wiz, her street partner-in-crime, finds her jobs to use her abilities. Some jobs entail changing into people to take academic tests. Others require more skill and involve higher risk.
 
When Wiz asks Cameo to stand in for a Were-wolf teenager who doesn't want to go to her debutante ball, it seems like just another job, until a corpse is discovered and an old friend of Wiz appears.

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

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Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.
 
However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course.
For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.
 
Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.


Giveaway:
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Alive - Book Blitz & Giveaway

Alive (Crave, #1)
by Megan D. Martin

Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…

Genre: New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Interracial Romance
Release Date: November 22, 2013


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About Megan:

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks. To learn more about Megan, check her out on these social networking sites.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

M-DAY (Cover Reveal)


M-Day
M-Day #1
By- D.T. Dyllin 

Expected Publication Date- January 2014
Genre- Dystopian Romance


Before the day… before M-day… people used to read books and watch movies about
zombies. They used to dress up as zombies; pretend to kill zombies… Basically, zombies had become a part of popular culture in a very unexpected way.
The highly anticipated zombie apocalypse never came.


What did come was much worse than any city over run with shambling corpses after brains and flesh. A virus… a virus that only affected men. Nobody knew what caused it, or where it had come from, not that it really mattered. Its here and there’s no going back.


Maxine was one of the lucky ones--she got out alive. She and her friends banded together to survive the new desolate conditions left behind by the virus. When a supply gathering mission goes awry, Max and company are left with no better choice than to trust a group of uninfected military men. No longer on the run from her infected husband, Max discovers there could be worse dangers for her on the horizon… Like losing her heart to her mysterious savior everyone calls Zee.




About the Author-
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Romance Junkie. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Animal Lover. Writer...are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.







           


Monday, November 18, 2013

The Rainbow Maker's Tale - Review

I read Hope's Daughter and loved it a while ago so I had to read Balik's POV. However, I didn't enjoy it as much as I did with the first book.
Anyway, thanks to the author for sending me and ARC copy of it.
You can read my review: HERE.

The Rainbow Maker's Tale (The Ambrosia Sequence #1.5)
by Melanie Cusick-Jones
The Rainbow Maker's Tale (The Ambrosia Sequence, #1.5)

 “I wasted no time looking around the bland plastic space I had lived in all my life. There were no real memories here for me, no cherished moments or things to reminisce over: all that had stopped when I was eight years old and learned that life on the SS Hope was built on lies.” 

Outwardly, Balik is an obedient member of society on Space Station Hope: he follows The Council's systems, excels at school and seems happy to follow in his parents footsteps... 
Balik's real life is filled with secrets he can share with no one. As he follows his suspicions about the space station into ever more dangerous territory it seems like his whole world will unravel around him. But, he doesn't understand everything: things are wrong, he is sure of that, he just doesn't know why. 
When Cassie unexpectedly comes into his life, Balik struggles to find his balance. For years he's investigated the oddities of the world he lives in, but Cassie makes him question things in a different way... Can he believe in this girl who seems so much a part of the system he distrusts? Would she put a stop to his plans to break out if she knew what he was really up to? Balik can't be sure of anything - except the fact that he can't leave her alone.

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*****
MY REVIEW.


My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is always more than one side in any story and this time we get to see Balik’s POV of what happened in Hope’s Daughter. Basically is the same story, different point of view.

This book could be divided in two really different half. The first part passes slowly mainly because Balik has long moments filled with thoughts and theories. This half was a bit difficult to read despite that presents some new information. Balik has a fast and logical mind but somehow he manages to have long and deep conversations with himself, those were what make it a slow reading. He has this suspicious personality and he questions the whole thing. He looks for hidden meanings in everything Cassie does or says and it gets annoying at times.

The second half is way better. When the action begins in the story we get to see a different Balik. A more practical and strong young man decided to do anything to protect Cassie. I like more this side of him and this part of the story because it has more action and emotion.

A good thing of this book was the chance to see Balik and Cassie fall in love again. Their love is so sweet and pure that is almost impossible not to like them. Seeing her from his eyes was amazing, we discovered a more vulnerable and intriguing Cassie and we understand why they are together.

As I said, the book has two different rhythms one faster than the other. It has a great writing style as the first and the words flow naturally. If you get to pass the first half you surely will enjoy the rest of the book.

Overall, The Rainbow Maker’s Tale is a good book that shows us scenes we missed the first time. If you liked Hope’s Daughter you should read this one.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mine - Review

Hello....It's time to review a book I waited like no other. I read Real just a few weeks ago so I didn't have to wait that long for the second one but it was hard.
I'm glad I read it and now I can move on with my life. However, I'm sad it's over... now I have to wait to read Remy's POV.

You can read my review for REAL: Here.

Mine (Real #2) 
by Katy Evans
Mine (Real, #2)
He's mine, and I'm his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real...

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Riptide" Tate as vital as the air he breathes... and now he can't live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.


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 *****
MY REVIEW.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

(This is book two in a series so this review might contain spoilers for the previous book).

Mine is everything you would expect from the sequel of a book as intense and sexy as Real. Now that Brooke and Remington are back together the real fun begins. The intensity, adrenaline, anguish, happiness, sexiness and love will multiple by ten or more (and yes it is possible). The characters have evolved, their romance has reached a new level and finally the fights are back.

In this book we see a new Brooke and she is not perfect at all. Once she realizes how much she loves Remy all her insecurities come to surface and she sees herself in a vulnerable and unknown place. When you love someone, you give him or her the power to hurt you, sometimes without even trying, you lose a part of you because now you are part of something bigger than you and Brooke has to learn this the hard way. We read about her being jealous and irrational with the addition that she has to deal with the consequences of her actions in the past.

I could write a million words about Remington. Like I said before, I don’t love him because he is extremely sexy, the perfect example of an alpha male, he is honest, strong, mysterious and protects those he loves with all his will and more. I really like him because the author managed to create a real character, a man that sounds real and believable given his condition. Even in real life is hard to understand or explain to those who don’t have face daily a person like Remy (better said with the mental illness he has) but Katy does an excellent work. And I really enjoy seeing a different Remy; this time he is more outspoken and less mysterious about his feelings.

Brooke and Remy go through some life changing moments and her actions might be debatable, however, for me is just who she is and I wouldn’t have expect anything different from her.

This time the book has different rhythms. We have the exciting and faster action we read in book one but also we have a smoother reading at some points where the words flow with less force. This is not completely bad; the temperature goes down for just some pages. It's a high temperature book with risk of explosion. The sex scenes will not disappoint you, they are even better than the first time.

The plot has a lot of coming and going, there are a few surprises, a couple of things that you definitely see coming and a great ending. As a whole is a good book.


Overall, if you enjoyed Real you definitely have to read Mine. It has the same great writing style, amazing characters and lots of good moments.

Monday, November 11, 2013

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra - review

Hello and welcome back. Today I bring what's is probably the last middle grade book I'll review here. As you know I decided to dedicate this blog to more specific genres instead of reading all. However, the author contacted me and send me his book and it is so good that I have to review it here. Thanks to Colm for sending the book from Ireland.

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
by Colm McElwain

James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Alongside his friends Ben and Mary Forester, James Clyde must protect a powerful diamond from falling into the wrong hands.
A strange and sinister man dressed in black is also pursuing the diamond and will stop at nothing to obtain it. James and his friends set off on a perilous journey to return the diamond to its rightful place. But they are being hunted every step of the way by the relentless man in black and his blood-thirsty army. 
Outnumbered, James finds he must use the power of the diamond to escape their clutches - or become another victim of their murderous quest. 
So begins a journey that will transport them to an alternative world where they must confront the mysterious man in black for a final, winner-takes-all battle...

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*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sometimes fantasy can be real, magical realms can become true and the life of simple children can change forever. James Clyde is an eleven-year-old boy who doesn’t suspect he is more special than he can imagine. After being abandoned by his grandfather, he has grown up under the care of strangers. Christmas at his grandfather’s house is a tradition and he waits for that moment with excitement. However, when a mysterious man starts asking for him and evil creatures put his life in danger, he and his friends will face the adventure of their lives.

James and his friends, Ben and Mary, are amazing children. Brave, likeable and sweet, each one of them is special for some reason and brings something different to the story. Their innocence and determination for doing what is right moves the story. Friendship, honor, honesty, solidarity and more are some of the values the book reminds us of.

A book that present us a vivid and colorful world, described in a way that allow us to imagine the different scenarios in detail dragging us to a complete and believable place. The language is attractive and creates a reading atmosphere that is almost magical. It also has short chapters that give the story a fast and natural rhythm.

This is a story with all the elements of a fantasy middle grade book (magic, evil forces, fantasy and dark creatures), however, the book is so good that any adult would enjoy it. The solid background and the excellent writing style will assure you a great reading time.

The story leaves some things unresolved which could explain a sequel. I really hope there is one in the future because I would love to read more about James Clyde and Orchestra.

Friday, November 8, 2013

When the Heart Falls (Karpov Kinrade Tour)

When the Heart Falls (Formerly Kiss Me In Paris), is changing the face of ebooks!
Not only did the series rebrand its look with this amazing new cover, but the awesomely creative authors, Karpov Kinrade, have also included a new user function that gives the readers the choice of how hot they want their love scenes.

Karpov Kinrade have a deep connection to their readers and said this about the change, “It's exciting to consider what innovative ways we can use this technology to enhance and customize the reader experience…Readers--to our delight--have found the book to be much more than a simple romance, with deeper literary themes that give it greater weight. We feel the new cover and title better reflect the nature of the book and give new readers a more complete picture of what to expect from this novel."

!!!IMPORTANT!!! 

The ebook version of When the Heart Falls has a bonus feature that includes your choice of WARM or HOT edition. If you prefer your books with the love scenes behind closed doors, choose the WARM (and your book will start around the 50% mark and end at the end). If you like it a little steamier, choose the HOT (and your book will start at the beginning and end around the 50% mark.)


Both editions include mature themes.





"One star breaks off from the others, shooting across the sky, a bright light trailing behind it, and I finally understand why people wish on dying stars. Because something always has to die for life to give birth to a new dream." 
Winter Deveaux knows pain. She knows fear. She knows heartache. What she doesn't know is love. Which is a real problem for someone trying to write a romance novel. When a chance to spend a summer in Paris promises her a cure to her writer's block, she packs her bags, never suspecting that the source of her darkest secret will follow her across the world. 

Cade Savage is a man torn between two worlds. As son to the wealthiest ranching family in Texas, being a cowboy is in his blood, but his heart is set on architecture. He has one shot to decide his fate: a summer course in Paris. 

Winter and Cade leave everything they know behind to follow their dreams to the city of lights, but they soon learn you can't run from the demons that haunt you. In a story of heartbreak, humor, forgiveness and finding love, these two lost souls must face their darkest fears before they can claim their heart's desires. But summer love can't last forever, and soon they must choose between their future and their past. Between their dreams and their love. Between their secrets, and forgiveness. 

Can they forgive the unforgivable in order to find happiness? Or are some people beyond forgiveness? 

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  The Next Book in the Series Has A New Look Too!
When the Heart Loves


ABOUT KARPOV KINRADE:



Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of bestselling, award-winning authors Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov.
Together, they write fantasy, paranormal, mystery, contemporary and romance and hook readers into new and exciting worlds that will leave you laughing your ass off, crying your heart out and falling in love.

Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Kiss Me series,  Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy and more coming soon.
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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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stealing Parker - Review

It's not a secret that I love Miranda Kenneally's books. They are YA book and I love them because she has a way of create adorable characters.

Miranda is one of the most loving authors, she is always tweeting back wich I think is awesome. 

If you want to read my review for her other books go here:
Catching Jordan
Things I Can't Forget

 Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) 
by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker (Catching Jordan, #2)
After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian.

The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.


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*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stealing Parker is the second book in the Hundred Oaks series, however, as the three books out in the series it can be read as a standalone book. In this story Parker is trying to heal-escape the shame and pain her mother’s departure brought on her family. During this process she discovers a lot about herself, family, friendship, religion and love.

Parker is a great character, a former softball player, Valedictorian (the best of her class) and sweet. But somehow once her mother is gone, she attempts to become a “hot mess”, kissing boys and trying to prove she is not like her mom. She is so broken and desperate to be happy again that she makes so many bad decisions. Is easy to like her and relate to her because when your world falls apart you need to find a guilty and being a Christian asking God “why?” is an easy option.

The boys and man in the book are great, different one from another; they bring all the elements the book needs. Brian is the new professor-coach and Parker immediately falls for him. He is 23, which means six years older, friendly, funny and handsome. Of course the whole situation is full of drama, student-teacher relationships are a taboo and in this story it’s no different. It brings tension and anguish to both characters’ lives. Drew, the BFF, is amazing. He is funny and adorable. Corndog, or Will, is the perfect boy. Smart, sweet, caring and softball player, he is the boy every girl deserves.

Like any other Miranda book, the book reveals more of the story and the characters page by page. She is an author that achieves to create solid and believable worlds. Through her words we live the sadness, happiness, tension and suffer with every new obstacle side by side to the characters.

Overall, this is a great YA- contemporary romance with awesome characters and great dialogues. Also, this book has a smooth rhythm and an excellent writing.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Best book of: October

Hello and welcome to November :) I can't believe how fast this year has gone by.
It's time to pick the best for October.


I used to participate on an event hosted by BOOK WHALES where the main idea was to share the best book we read the previous month. I would like to continue with the idea, so from now on every first Monday of each new month I will post the best book from the month before.
So my pick for October is:

Real (Real #1) 
by Katy Evans 
Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1)


A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream. 
A competition… 
He even makes me forget my name. 
One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting… 
Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life. He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life.
I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. 
And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . . 
But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me. I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.
If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me? 
Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
 
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I'm counting the days and hours until book two, Mine, is finally out :)

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