Monday, September 30, 2013

Eternal Starling Blast and Giveaway

Welcome to the Nerd Blast for
Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett


A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.
All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
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About Angela Corbett
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As a child, Angela Corbett’s most prized possession was a set of read-along books. She used to follow along with the narrator on the stereo and dream of when she would be able to read by herself. Her childhood reading habit led her to consider her future career. However, after consulting with her parents, she realized she had already exceeded hobbit height and since fairies and dragonslayers were tricky jobs to get, she decided she wanted to create worlds of her own. She started writing poetry in elementary school and worked as a journalist in high school and college, but could never leave her love for writing fiction behind.
She is a graduate of Westminster College where she double majored in communication and sociology. She has worked as a journalist, freelance writer, and director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and escaping in a good book. She lives in Utah with her incredibly supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.
Eternal Starling is her debut novel and the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy.



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Losing Virginity Spotlight and Giveaway


Losing Virginity Spotlight

Excerpt

Victorian women had a complex system of sending courtship signals with their fans. If she was available, she would fan quicker, and if she was taken she would fan slower. If her fan rested on her left cheek, then she was not that into you. If it was on her right cheek then you were in. Whoever got rid of the fan thing? That sounded great to me! I've been borrowing my courtship rituals from Victorian England and sending the slightest, tiniest, most miniscule signals to guys that I was interested. I was assuming that boys could understand a complex system of unspoken language. It wasn’t me after all. It was them!
I needed to be more obvious about my signals, it was as simple as that.
In Finland, girls who were ready to marry would wear an empty sheath around their waists. When a guy wanted to date the girl, he would either make or buy a knife and put it in her sheath.
Tell me it doesn't get any more obvious than that. Maybe I should just walk up to the next boy I want wearing a sheath. Would he get it then? Somehow I doubted it.
If the woman wasn't interested in the man, she would give the knife back, but if she wanted to marry him she would keep it. Women in those cooler climates always carried knives around.
I resolved that I was going to drop the fan and go for the knife. It's time I made a sheath.

Olivia Spurgeon has been a good girl her entire life. Her friends have called her Spurgeon the Virgin since 9th grade. Why? Because everyone in her group of friends had already lost there virginity by then. Over the past four years it has been like a foreign object attached to her and even named it something simple.

Virginity.

Now, she's a freshman in college and still hasn't done the deed. All three of her roommates do not have Virginity attached to them and they aren't scared to show it off. Olivia is jealous. She wants what they are having, feeling. One day she finally decides that she doesn't want Virginity attached to her anymore and begins the journey of shedding it.



About the Author

I'm an LA girl who lives in San Francisco. I'm currently working a 9 to 5 joh but decided to write my own book in January 2013 instead of watching television. My new years resolution. I'm glad that I've finally ready to release it after 8 months of working on it!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Stuck in a Good Book Blog Hop



Thanks to I am a Reader, Not a Writer and Stuck in Books for hosting this amazing Blog Tour!!

I don't know about you, but I love blog hops...what a great way to find new blogs to visit, and meet new friends..and giveaways...BONUS!!

I have read SO many good books that I can stay stuck in, so for this giveaway, I am offering $20 to the Book Depository for the book you are just dying to get STUCK in!!  I want everyone to have a chance, so of course it's international!  Please enter by the rafflecopter!  Thanks for visiting, and hope you come back!



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dangerous Girls Book Nerd Blog Tour and Giveaway

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas Official Blog Tour

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Links will be live the day of:
Sunday, September 15th: Tams Two Cents – Review
Monday, September 16th: Chapter by Chapter – Ten’s List
Tuesday, September 17th: Magic of Words – This or That
Wednesday, September 18th: Moosubi Reviews – Review
Thursday, September 19th: Insane About Books – Review
Friday, September 20th: Paperback Princess – What’s In Your Purse/On Your Desk
Saturday, September 21st: Coffee, Books & Me – Review
Sunday, September 22nd: Curling Up With A Good Book – Guest Post
Monday, September 23rd: Dream With In A Dream – Review
Tuesday, September 24th: Wholly Books – Review
Wednesday, September 25th: Shelly’s Rambles – Spotlight
Thursday, September 26th: Peach, Love & Teen Fiction – Review
Friday, September 27th: Jean Book Nerd – Interview & Review
Saturday, September 28th: Me, My Shelf and I – Review
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Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.
It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.
But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined…
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MY REVIEW

I didn't know what I was getting into by reading this story. Dangerous Girls, yeah, everyone knows how vicious a girl can be. But who knew.

Anna and Elise are best friends. Partying, going out chasing boys, and just having a great time.  However, Anna has always had her eye on Tate, who eventually becomes her boyfriend and Elise couldn't be happier for her.

For Spring break, Anna and her group of friends go to Aruba to stay in a beach house.  They are living it up, staying on the beach by day, and partying all night.  Until one tragic event, finding Elise murdered brutally, the whole trip erupts in chaos.

Anna is charged for Elise murder, which is ridiculous because she was her best friend.  As she awaits trial, all her other friends are able to go back home, leaving Anna in Aruba alone.

Anna is interrogated relentlessly, and she learns that her friends don't support her.  She is in a dark place she may never get out of, but still has hope that Elise's killer will be found against all odds.

This book...WOW...will floor you...repeatedly...through out the whole story.  It guides you through the investigation, flashing back to how Anna and Elise's friendship blossomed, and how Anna found herself in the situation that she is in.  The investigators are vicious and the friends betrayal is horrific.  As the investigators dig into Anna's past to discredit her, the trial is harsh.  The outcome looks inevitable.  The ending will leave you flabbergasted in ways that will have you thinking about the story way beyond the time you finished. With the media involved, friends doing interviews that proves their disloyalty, and a boyfriend that isn't there to support Anna, she is truly alone.  The characters are strong however selfish in their rich spoiled lives.  They are the kind of characters that can easily be hated. The plot moves incredibly fast, and you will never figure out the ending by any clues left throughout. It's an epic mystery that is well worth the time.


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 3 Winners will each get a signed finished copy of DANGEROUS GIRLS
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About the Author
Abigail Haas has written two adult novels and four young adult contemporary novels under the name Abby McDonald. Dangerous Girls is her first young adult thriller. She grew up in Sussex, England, and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She lives in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eternity Blog Tour and Giveaway

YA Paranormal Romance

Eternity

 Dantanian will torture, kill for pleasure, and concoct evil schemes to get Michael’s attention; and once in his hands, he will try to destroy all the happiness Michael fought so hard to gain. Having no support from the Twelve, and with Claudia temporarily losing her powers, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves? 


Release date 9-12-13


Halo City is a short Novella from Michael's point of view for when the saga started with Crossroads.  A definite must read for the back ground of Michael's history

My Review

Eternity erupts with action as the saga comes to a tearful close with amazing characters, outstanding loyalty, extreme action, and artistic conclusion. Thank you Mary, for allowing me to travel this amazing journey through your creative writing skills.

Eternity is the fourth and last installment of the Crossroads Saga.  What an amazing journey it has been with characters you easily fall in love with.

So much happens in Eternity.  The past comes like a tornado to hit some characters straight in the chest.  However, as love knows no boundaries, so does the loyalty of friends and family to conquer the most dreaded fears.

Eternity has mountains of action and adventure, and even though I never wanted the story to end, you can't help the anticipation for the conclusion.  As a few new characters are introduced into this last installment, the favorites are all there in full form.  How can you not love Davin and his obsession with chips and salsa?  I can not eat chips and salsa now without thinking of him.

Without giving away a lot of spoilers, briefly here are some highlights:
1.  Michael challenges his worst fear.
2. Families grow.
3. Friends are in danger.
4. Claudia has struggles.
5.  Austin is distraught.
6. The fallen....

If you have been following this series from the beginning, you won't be disappointed with the ending.  If you haven't started the series yet, this is a good time to start, because all the books are available and you won't have to wait for the next installment.





About the Author:




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
Email   thetings888@msn.com

You can Purchase Eternity HERE

Crossroads is FREE right NOW
Between can be bought HERE
Beyond can be bought HERE
Halo City HERE

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Prodigal Book Nerd Blast and Giveaway


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Welcome to the Nerd Blast for THE PRODIGAL by Michael Hurley

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Pride, betrayal, forgiveness . . . and the eternal sea.  The Prodigal tells the mystical tale of four people on Ocracoke Island whose destiny is tied to an abandoned schooner, thought to have been lost at sea more than a century ago, that one day drifts ashore.  Marcus O’Reilly, a renegade Catholic priest, must confront his inner demons.  Ibrahim Joseph, a Bahamian fugitive, must face his past.  Aidan Sharpe, a fallen lawyer, struggles with self-doubt and his growing affection for Molly McGregor, a fearless towboat captain who cannot find the courage to love.  They will all be drawn into a 2,000-year-old mystery that unfolds with the reappearance of the ship.
“A masterpiece of artistic imagination.  Hurley’s eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end.” –ForeWord Clarion Review
“Stirring, romantic, and evocative of the sea’s magic.” –Kirkus Reviews
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About The Author:
Michael Hurley lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife Susan. Together they have four children ranging in age from 19 to 23.  Born in Baltimore in 1958, Michael studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and North Carolina.  A lifelong sailor, he obtained his captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1992 and took six months off from the practice of law to work as a sailboat charter captain in New Bern, North Carolina. Between 1995 and 2003, while practicing law full-time, he also wrote and published Paddle & Portage, a quarterly literary journal on wilderness canoeing enjoyed by more than 10,000 subscribers in 48 states.  When he is not sailing or writing or canoeing, Michael continues a hopeless quest to prove that his piano teachers at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute were wrong about him all along.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

All Out Yesterdays Review



Title: All our Yesterdays

Author: Cristin Terrill

Publish Date: Published September 3rd 2013 by Disney Hyperion


Synopsis:
"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside. Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was. All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.
Time Travel at its best.

 All Our Yesterdays is a profound read of the sacrifices that need to be made, and the harsh realization of what needs to be done to save society. In the now, Marina loves her best friend James. She is always there for all the tragities he has had to face, with side kick Flinn also close. However, when James is pushed over the edge, he invents a time machine to better the world, when all it does is cause chaos. Em and Flinn are the only ones that can make things right.

 This story just ROCKED!! I have not read many time traveling books, but this story sure has me hooked. It’s a creative story with amazing characters. Fast paced and tragic, this story is a MUST READ. You won’t be disappointed.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sisters In Love by Melissa Foster Nerd Blast and Giveway


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Welcome to an exciting Blast Series.
This is the first of five blasts Melissa Foster will be doing for her SNOW SISTERS SERIES, with Book Nerd Tours. 
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Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life.
Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants. When his friend and business partner dies in a tragic accident, he suddenly, desperately, wants to change his ways. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to stop doing what he does best.
When Blake walks into Danica’s office, the attraction between them is white hot, but Danica isn’t the type to give into the heat and risk her career. Danica’s desire sets her on a path of self-discovery, where she begins to question every decision she’s ever made. Just this once, Danica wants to indulge in the pleasures of life she’s been so willingly ignoring, but with her Little Sister in turmoil and her biological sister’s promiscuousness weighing heavily on her heart, she isn’t sure it’s the right time to set her desires free.
SISTERS IN LOVE is a light, uplifting work of women’s fiction and will resonate with readers who enjoy emotional journeys of the heart with strong heroines and sexy, lovable heroes. Readers of books by Jane Porter and Beth Kendrick will enjoy Danica and Blake’s story.
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One lucky winner will get to name a character in an upcoming Melissa Foster novel! Not only that, but they will be mentioned and thanked in the acknowledgments of that books for their help!
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About The Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cover Reveal- From Gods



Skylar Rome is supposed to be having the best summer ever before she heads off to college.  Little did she know, her whole life was about to change while visiting her cousin. Nearly drowning at the beach due to unknown forces, one of the Grand brothers she’d just met, Mason, saves her life. Cool, collected, mysterious, and dangerously good-looking, Skylar is drawn to him from the start. Though she knows he is the type of guy good girls stayed away from, it seems he is always saving her life, and the attraction was inevitable.
 Upon meeting the brothers, strange things begin to happen. When she accidentally kills one of the brothers, it throws her life into turmoil, as they search to find the answers. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world of the decedents of ancient gods, all who have super powers. Not only is her discovery difficult to accept, evil beings are after her. Running out of time and running for her life, she must unravel a mystery. What do they want from her? Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will she find the answers, or will she die trying?

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Cover Reveal- Aftershock and Seasons In Ash




SEASONS IN ASH: PREQUEL & AFTERSHOCK: BOOK THREE


Blurb for Seasons In Ash

All fires have a beginning.

Seasons In Ash, the emotional prequel to the best selling YA/PARANORMAL Ember Series, will give you a glimpse into the lives and past of the main characters in the series.

THE FIRE-STARTER: Meet Max Valentines first love, and the heartbreaking consequences that shape his teenage years. Young hearts beat fast.

THE RAINMAKER: Witness one of the worst days in Asia Michaels past. A very public and messy unveiling of her emotional storms. Beware her wrath.

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: A day in the life of Samantha Summers. Experience the bittersweet events that lead to her foreboding future. Can she prepare herself for the most challenging of adventures? A new love...

A short novella from the mind and soul of Madison Daniel. Music and words collide in the beginning of the Ember Series.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard Blog Tour and Giveaway


The Tour is being Hosted HERE



About the Book:

Move over Percy Jackson.
Find out what everybody is talking about!
If you loved Harry Potter, if you couldn't get enough of Percy Jackson, if you're wondering what to read after The Mark of Athena -- from bestselling author Lars Guignard comes the kids' magic fantasy
adventure... GHOST LEOPARD.

Zoe and Zak are lost in exotic India, where gods and magic still exist. Before they can find their way home, they just have to do one little thing...

...Save a mythical creature from an ancient evil that
wants to rule the world.

When Zoe Guire goes along on her mom's business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. An elephant god speaks to her from the bottom of a swimming pool... She and her classmate Zak get locked in a trunk and shipped off to a strange city near the foothills of the Himalayas... and a crazy snake charmer tells them they've been chosen to protect a mythical creature called the Ghost Leopard from an ancient evil that wants to take over the world.
As they travel deeper into the majestic mountains known as the Realm of the Gods, things get even weirder. If she and Zak want to make it back to their parents, they're going to have to tap into powers they never knew existed.
Because if they don't, things will never be the same for any of us ever again.


My Review

Elephant gods, a map, villains, and secrets are just a scratch in the adventure Zoe and Zak find themselves discovering in India.

Zoe and Zak are young, but not short on courage and spunk.  This story is a wonderful middle grade adventure that will trap you in their world, and take you on an amazing journey.

Zoe and Zak are constantly getting themselves in difficult situations  However, they find help where they least expect it, and these guides help them along the way for the ultimate goal, protect the Ghost Leopard.  The story instantly starts with a heap full of action, and never slows down.  It's a colorful story, with humor thrown in, and the personalities of Zoe and Zak were captured beautifully.  The culture of India makes the imagination of this fantasy come alive.

Don't think this story is only for the young, think of it as a story for the young at heart.  It's an amazing story that the whole family can enjoy together.

I believe this is just the start of the amazing adventures Zoe and Zak will become involved in, especially with Zoe's newly found power and Zak's huge curiosity.




Book can be found at: Audible iTunes | Amazon  | GoodReads



About the Author:
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and a graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His debut thriller novel, Lethal Circuit, has been an amazon top 100 Technothriller since its release.
Guignard has wanted to write Indian stories for kids ever since he attended a boarding school in the majestic Himalayas. The time he spent in the “school above the clouds” affected him
profoundly, and once he returned home to North America he was struck by the lack of children’s stories from India available in our culture. Since India is such an incredible country, he decided
to write a series of action adventure books for young adults about India to introduce young readers to this magical, mystical land. So if you’re looking for a great book adventure for kids, try Ghost Leopard today!


Author Sites:
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3 winners will receive Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard as an audiobook, paperback or ebook
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