Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Reignited by Colleen Houck Official Blog Tour, Random Things, and Giveaway




http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2017/01/reignited-by-colleen-houck.html




Synopsis 

A sibling rivalry.
A forbidden romance.
A spell that changes everything.

In Heliopolis secrets abound and passions ignite as chaos rises.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series and Reawakened comes a novella full of celestial marvel, passion, betrayal, and evil that will grow to reign over humanity forever.

Before Lily and Amon met, before the cosmos was in chaos and needed three brave brothers to fight off evil, there were four siblings who helped rule the earth.

Each sibling had a special gift. Osiris, the god of agriculture, helped mortals to grow and thrive in their natural environment. Isis, the goddess of creation, fostered health and wellness. Nephthys, the seer, was able to keep the balance between all living beings and the universe. But Seth, the youngest sibling, was left without any special powers. The Waters of Chaos, which granted each god’s talent, were running dry, and Seth was paying the price.

As time passed, however, Seth’s determination and willfulness resulted in a very special gift, one that should have granted him the ability to enact wondrous change. But Seth’s competitive childhood gave him a heart so cold and vacant that instead, his gift brought about great evil.

Seth was now the god of unmaking, the creator of disorder and destruction. And he was ready to seek his revenge, dominating all who got in his way.


"[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews

"Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ 

"Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series."—Booklist 

"Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged."—VOYA

"The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence."—Kirkus Reviews

“Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News

"A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, onReawakened, book one in the series







10 Random Things about your college years

I went on a date exactly like the one described in Tiger’s Quest
I fell in the snow
I made a snowman at 2am with my roommates
I ate pizza once a week
I lived on campus
I had a secret crush
I sang in a choir
I went to dance clubs
I majored in elementary education
I flunked out of Spanish.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR



New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/colleenrayhouck/
INSTAGRAM: 
https://www.instagram.com/colleen.houck/


--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

12 Winners will Receive a Copy of Reignited, Scarab Necklace + Exclusive Bonus by Colleen Houck
- 15 Winners will Receive an E-Copy of Reignited by Colleen Houck






Launch Party Schedule:
February 21st Tuesday JeanBookNerd VLOG & TENS LIST
February 21st Tuesday Wishful Endings FAVORITE BOOKS
February 21st Tuesday Movies, Shows, & Books SPOTLIGHT
February 22nd Wednesday Insane About Books RANDOM THINGS 
February 22nd Wednesday J.R.'s Book Reviews REVIEW
February 23rd Thursday Once Upona Twilight RANDOM THINGS
February 23rd Thursday Ohana Reads REVIEW & MUSIC PLAYLIST
February 24th Friday Sabrina's Paranormal Palace REVIEW
February 24th Friday Brooke Blogs RANDOM THINGS
February 24th Friday Allison's Nook REVIEW
February 25th Saturday CBY Book Club TENS LIST
February 25th Saturday La Fin Absolute du Monde RANDOM THINGS
February 26th Sunday Taking It One Book at a Time REVIEW & DREAM CAST
February 26th Sunday Books, Dreams, Life SPOTLIGHT
February 26th Sunday TTC Books nad More REVIEW
February 27th Monday Owl Always Be Reading REVIEW
February 27th Monday Lisa Loves Literature REVIEW & TENS LIST
February 28th Tuesday The Silver Dagger Scriptorium RANDOM THINGS
February 28th Tuesday Literary Meanderings INTERVIEW 
March 1st Wednesday Book Queen Reviews REVIEW 
March 1st Wednesday Whatever You Can Still Betray GUEST POST 
March 2nd Thursday A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
March 2nd Thursday Rose's  Book Corner REVIEW 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton


New Cover and Final Addition of

Rarity from the Hollow


Blurb:
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 is hard. She has one advantage -- an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It's up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn't mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire.

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”
Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest


“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”
    Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

. "…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…profound…a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy." -- Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.” --Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

“…Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.” -- The Baryon Review



About the Author:

 I recently retired after 52 years of contributions into the U.S. Social Security fund so that I could write and promote my fiction. I’m a former mental health psychotherapist in West Virginia. But, after coming home drained from working with child abuse victims, I didn't have the energy left to begin its self-promotion. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program in my home state. http://www.childhswv.org/ A listing of services that are supported can be found here: http://mountainrhinestones.blogspot.com/2015/06/review-giveaway-rarity-from-hollow-by.html.  

The Press: Dog Horn Publishing is a traditional small press located in Leeds. Adam Lowe is the owner. http://www.doghornpublishing.com/wordpress/books/rarity-from-the-hollow  The press also showcases other semi avant garde titles and publishes a popular magazine for the GLBTQ community (Vada).  



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Goddess by Ednah Walters Release DAY!

Goddess by Ednah Walters
 Runes Novel, Book 7
Genre: YA Fantasy

BUY THE BOOK:

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BLURB:
Cora Jemison has come a long way from her stint in a psych ward and her fear of the dead. A confident Medium, she allows souls to possess her to help them find closure. When she decides to tell her parents the truth, that she still sees the dead and that her fiancé is a soul reaper, the Jemisons reveal secrets of their own.

Her world starts to crumble, the ripple effect threatening to destroy the one thing she can always count on. Her relationship with Echo. Cora must sort through the lies to learn the truth about who and what she is. Only then can she embrace her destiny and claim her soul mate, Echo.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER


USA Today bestselling author Ednah Walters holds a PhD in Chemistry and is a stay-at-home mother of five. She writes about flawed heroes and the women who love them. Whether shes writing about valkyries, pirates, nephilim, or contemporary millionaires and billionaires, love, family, and friendship play crucial roles in all her books.

Her award-winning YA Paranormal RomanceRunes Series
started with Runes and has a total of 9 books to date. The next one, Goddess, will be released in 2017.  

Her YA Urban Fantasy seriesThe Guardian Legacy Series is published by Spencer Hill Press (BeaufortBooks). The series focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels. GL Series started with Awakened and has a total of 4 books.

Ednah also writes Contemporary Romance as E.B. Walters. Her contemporary works started with The Fitzgerald Family series, which has six books, and now focuses on her USA Today bestselling series, Infinitus Billionaires.

When not writing, Ednah travels with her family.
 


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos Official Blog Tour, Favorite Books, and Giveaway



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Synopsis 

From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.


Favorite Books Read This Year
By this year, I’m going to include 2016 because 2017 has just started! Here were some of my favorites this year.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Tattoos on the Heart by Father Boyle
City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
Speak by Louisa Hall
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Elenor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Ready Player One by Ernest Clines
Rising Strong by Elizabeth Gilbert






ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIMECRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website: carriearcos.com



--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

3 Winners will receive a Signed Copy of Crazy Messy Beautiful and There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
Launch Party Schedule:
February 7th Tuesday JeanBookNerd VLOG & TENS LIST
February 8th Wednesday Mythical Books GUEST POST
February 8th Wednesday Insane About Books FAVORITE BOOKS
February 9th Thursday Books, Dreams, LIfe REVIEW & FILL IN THE BLANKS 
February 9th Thursday Movies, Shows, & Books MUSIC PLAYLIST
February 10th Friday Kara the Redhead EXCERPT
February 10th Friday Rose's Book Corner GUEST POST -
February 11th Saturday TTC Books and More SPOTLIGHT
February 11th Saturday Sabrina's Paranormal Palace REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS  
February 12th Sunday CBY Book Club EXCERPT
February 13th Monday The Silver Dagger Scriptorium RANDOM THINGS
February 13th Monday Drink Coffee and Read Books EXCERPT
February 14th Tuesday A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS
February 15th Wednesday Her Book Thoughts GUEST POST 
February 15th Wednesday Taking It One Book at a Time REVIEW & DREAM CAST
February 16th Thursday Wishful Endings TENS LIST
February 16th Thursday Literary Meanderings INTERVIEW