Friday, October 24, 2014

Souls by Ednah Walters Review

Title: Souls
Author: Ednah Walters
Publish Date: Published September 29th 2014 by Firetrail

Publishing Synopsis:
Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.

Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.

Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?.


Souls is the second book in the Grimnirs Series featuring Cora and Echo.  It is a spin off of Ednah  Walters Runes series, containing the same characters.  Which is SUPER cool because I LOVE all the characters in this series.  Each character has their unique personality and fits perfectly into the whole world created by Ednah.

In Souls, Cora is learning how to help the souls she sees.  Echo is overprotective as always, however starts to open up to Cora more about his past. Which is super exciting because there is so much to this past that comes into play in this story. Cora is determined to help Echo with this past, because she knows that Echo isn't as tough and heartless as he shows off to be.  *big sigh* I am not one to give any spoilers, so that's about as much as I can say about that!

Cora also learns a few clues to the runes that she received to make her immortal.  *squee* The plot thickens!!

So, there are two big issues going on this story...which...makes this story full throttle all the way through. No, not a dull moment at all.  How can there be a dull moment with Cora and Echo's hawt chemistry, the action, drama, and humor.  Characters you have grown to love are all present in this story.  There is a little heartache, but all of this combined together makes an incredible story and series as a whole that you NEED to read and experience.

Grimnirs, Valkyries, Immortals...OH MY!!

This book may be considered NA  (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version will also be available on Amazon.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loop by Karen Akins Release Day Celebration

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About The Book

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Loop #1Author: Karen Akins
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Young Adult

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. 

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future. 


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About The Author


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Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves taking care of her son and hanging out with her husband. And watching Downton Abbey. Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player. LOOP is her first novel. @karen_akins Website:http://www.karenakins.com/






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Monday, October 20, 2014

Wish Upon A Star by Jim Cangany Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway





SYNOPSIS:

Wish Upon A Star
North Star Trilogy #3
Author: Jim Cangany
Release Date: October 17, 2014

Annie and E.J. are on top of the world. Her concert world tour as Cassandra Lawrence was a smashing success and they've just announced their engagement to the world. Now that they're settled in at Annie's Northern California estate, it's time to relax and enjoy life. Until E.J. gets a call from her with news that's as devastating as it is unbelievable.

Annie has breast cancer.

Their love is tested in unimaginable ways as chemotherapy robs Annie of her health and her hair, but not hope. She holds on to the hope of beating the cancer and marrying the man she loves. While the key for Annie is to hold onto that hope, their future together may be lost forever unless E.J. can learn to let go. For its not until he can learn to forgive himself and let go of the guilt that haunts him that he can truly move forward and be the man Annie needs him to be.

Will the chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiation be enough to help Annie beat the cancer? Will E.J. face down the demons that haunt his past in time to save their love? Will they ever get that happily ever after Annie so desperately wants? While trust and faith in each other has gotten them this far, they'll need one more thing to make it to their finish line--hope.

** .50 From Every WISH UPON A STAR sale will be donated To the Avon Foundation and its Breast Cancer Crusade during the month of October**


Tour Schedule

October 19th Curling Up With A Good Book AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 20th Insane About Books REVIEW
October 21st Deal Sharing Aunt SPOTLIGHT
October 22nd Dream Within A Dream REVIEW
October 23rd Me, My Shelf and I 25 Things You Might Not Know About Me
October 24th Little Whimsy Books REVIEW
October 25th Words Words Words SPOTLIGHT + EXCERPT
October 26th Mom With A Kindle REVIEW



My Review

Annie and E.J.'s relationship is going strong. 
 Finally, after the struggles they have endured, things are going great and they are extremely happy.

CANCER.

Yes, the dreaded C-word.  Annie has breast cancer. 

No one deserves a happy ending more than Annie and E.J. Their love has been tested to the limits.  With the support of friends that have become their family, Annie and E.J. have a rough road ahead, not just physically, but mentally.

E.J. is struggling to stay strong.  It is devastating to him to watch the pain that his North Star is going through.  However at times, E.J. doesn't know if he can stay strong and supportive, having his own struggles to work through. He never shows Annie his worries or heartache.  Annie sees E.J.'s determination to stay strong, but also sees right through his facade.   No one understands this more than Annie. She brings to light what E.J. doesn't want to accept, which later proves to strengthen their relationship even more.

Wish Upon a Star brings the North Star series to a close.  Oh how I am going to miss Annie and E.J.'s fun bickering and amazing love story. 

However, this third installment in the series brings the whole romance up a notch with Annie's breast cancer.  Proving that LOVE does conquer all. Annie has determination and an incredible spirit to accept this diagnosis.  Of course she has her moments of despair, but she pulls through it like the rock star that she is. 

I had No doubt about their love surviving through the toughest struggle of their life. Jim Cangany pours his heart and soul into this story.  For this author to put so much realistic emotion into this story, and open himself up to share his own experiences, is truly incredible.

Wish Upon a Star has all the right ingredients for a romance novel that will take over your senses...unforgettable characters, simple setting, and a real to life plot. It is a gem that you do not want to slip past your fingers.





About The Author


A lifelong resident of the State of Indiana, Jim Cangany is proud to call himself a Hoosier. The youngest of eight children, he grew up in a household full of books and people. Thanks to the influence of his older siblings, Jim gravitated toward fantasy and sci-fi when looking for something to read. He wrote his first story at age fourteen. A school project, The Magic Coin was a fantasy that involved a king, some bad guys, and, not surprisingly, a magical token.
These days, Jim writes romance on the sweet end. If you ask him what is a guy like him is doing writing romance, he'll reply, "Those are the stories in my head." A believer that the world has enough doom and gloom, he likes stories with a happy ending, regardless of genre. He lives in Indianapolis with his wonderful wife Nancy and his two sons, Seamus and Aidan.
Twitter: @JimCangany

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Runaway Release Day Blitz

Runaway (Camryn Cruise #1) by Brina Courtney

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Camryn Cruise is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

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~*~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~*~
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

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