Saturday, December 28, 2013

Contrition by Lee Strauss Review

Title: Contrition

Author: Lee Strauss

Publish Date: Published September 17th 2013

Zoe, Noah and the other plane crash survivors are stranded in the Arizona desert. They all have secrets and reasons to hide. But they’re not alone. Cyborg soldiers...war...humans and humanoids. Who can be trusted? Zoe’s life is in danger. Noah must make an impossible choice. Will their love survive their brokenness? Will the world as they know it end before they can find out?

Contrition is the last book in the Perception Series. 

 Contrition takes the series to its peak with its amazing characters and suspenseful conclusion. I have fallen head over heels for the characters in this series. The hardships and obstacles that they both have had to endure but managed to conquer completes with its incredible imagination and writing. 

 Zoe and Noah find themselves against betrayal and hardships. And doubt that their love for each other will survive. I just adore this series. It has so much adventure and twists and turns, Its difficult to put down. The whole dystopia society is original and creatively thought out. The characters Zoe and Noah meet along the way have so many different personalities, it makes it so real. 

 It’s a FUN FUN FUN read, and luckily for you, all three books in the series is now out, so you can continue with this amazing story from beginning to end.

My Over All Rating:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Trinkets, Treasure, and other Bloody Magic Book Blast

Three months ago, I lost my foster sister, Sienna, to the darkness. As in blood magic and chaos and general mayhem. No one saw it until it was too late, but I should have. Now, I have a wounded heart and soul that I can’t even reveal to anyone around me, because I’m supposed to hate Sienna with the fiery passion of the justified. And I do. I just wish I didn’t feel so lost without her, so unsure of the path I thought I had carved for myself, and so outclassed by the powerful Adepts constantly by my side these days. I’m not even sure if they’re with me for my own protection or because my shiny new powers are rare and valuable. Assuming I ever figure out who or what I am, and how my magic actually works.
Even chocolate can’t save the day every time … just most of the time. At least I’ve got that going for me.
Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic Purchase Links to Come Soon!!
In the meantime you can purchase Book One below:
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1 Winner will receive an  E-Copy of  Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic
and Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge.
1 Winner will receive a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card.
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About Meghan Ciana Doidge
Meghan Ciana Doidge is an award-winning writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has a penchant for bloody love stories, superheroes, and the supernatural. She also has a thing for chocolate, potatoes, and sock yarn.
Novels – After The Virus, Spirit Binder, Time Walker, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic – Dowser #1, Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic – Dowser #2
Novellas – Love Lies Bleeding

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pendomus Book Nerd Book Tour

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Pendomus by Carissa Andrews
  • December 11th: Michael SciFi Fan – Guest Post
  • December 12th: Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace – Spotlight
  • December 13th: Racing To Read – Review
  • December 14th: The Infinite To-Read Shelf
  • December 15th: Loving Lit – Review
  • December 16th: Book Lovers Life – Dream Cast
  • December 17th: Painted Words – Review
  • December 18th: CiCi’s Theories – Review
  • December 19th: Bittersweet Enchantment
  • December 20th: Bookish – Review
  • December 21st: Insane About Books – Review
  • December 22nd: Deb’s Crazy Book Obsession – Review
  • December 23rd: TTC Books and More – Review
  • December 24th: Me, My Shelf and I – Would You Rather

Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus.
Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans.
Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling studying the ancient trees nearby and anxiously awaits a professional placement which will allow her to continue her work.
Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived without the Helix. Fueled by a yearning to understand and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa tries to make a new life for herself. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and the forces controlling her from afar.
What she needs are some answers.

My Review

Pendomus is unique with the many genres it covers: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Dystopia...and lets not forget the mystery.  The mystery of a planet that is tidally locked.

Helix is the society that has inhibited this planet.  Their lives are planned....destined to live the constant and dreary life that is chosen for them. However, Runa is not the norm.  She loves to be outside, her curiosity taking over all the rules she has been taught.

This story is so intriguing, it instantly grabbed my attention and once I started in Runa's adventure, I just couldn't put it down.  There is so much to Runa, she has a mind of her own, and knows there's so much more to what they are being taught in the Helix.  When she is attacked outside the Helix, she meets Trae and a misfit group who is living on the outside.  Runa learns that the society inside the Helix is hiding so much from them.

As the story progresses, Runa learns more about herself, and that she may have a different purpose on Pendomus than what she believed.

I'm so excited for this story, even after reading it, there's still so much of the mystery of the planet that has not been revealed.  This will definitely keep your interest up for the next installment. It's exciting and adventurous.  I can honestly say that Pendomus is original in its plot and has incredible imagination. It's written in two different points of view, which I enjoyed.  It's always fun to tap into another character's thoughts and feelings.

Pendomus is a fun read that will fascinate your imagination.

Born and raised in central MN, Carissa Andrews has always loved books. She started her career at 15 in a bookstore, just to be able to afford her book fetish. By 19, she worked for a magazine publisher. At 22, she was working for printers to learn their trade. At 27, she went back to school for graphic design, and became an award winning designer. Little did she know all of her experiences would lead her to becoming a self-publishing power house.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

From Gods by Mary Ting Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day? Don’t blame Mother Nature.

Skylar Rome should have been having the best summer ever, before heading off to college. Suddenly her whole life changes while visiting her cousin, and meeting the Grand brothers; Mason, in particular. Though she’s sure he is someone she should stay away from, the attraction was undeniable.

Strange things begin to happen, throwing Skylar’s life into turmoil. Implausibly, she gets caught up in a world where the descendants of ancient gods have super powers, and evil beings are after her. Not only are her discoveries difficult to accept, but now she is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.

Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

Praise for FROM GODS

"A fast paced adventure full of mystery, action, magic and romance! Readers won't be able to put this book down!" InD'tale Magazine

"A story that is Electrifying with love. Get ready to be shocked!" Janie, Crossangels

"From Gods takes mythology to a whole new level of imagination with its incredible plot and amazing characters. It's full of hotness that you never want to end!" Michele, Insane About Books

"From Gods by the AMAZING AUTHOR Mary Ting is OMGods good!! If you even LIKE Greek Mythology, set aside some time because you will DEVOUR Mary Ting's Demi Gods and Vultures!!!" Mindy, Books Complete Me

"This book is "electric" as it blends paranormal romance, mythology (which I love), action and suspense together for an amazing read. Mary Ting, you've done it again! This book exceeded my expectations and I was literally blown away as if I were struck by lightning!" Vanessa, Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader

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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-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ixeos Darian's War Book Blast and Giveaway

Welcome to the Official Nerd Blast for IXEOS: Darian’s War (IXEOS #3) by Jennings Wright
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After the decisive Battle of La Defense, Darian and the rebellion try to cope with the loss of Landon and with his warning: It won’t be as easy as you think. With the transporter under outsider control, and all the slaves and rebels willing to fight, Darian should be able to win. But the Firsts seem to have eyes and ears everywhere, and they have weapons and capabilities no one dreamed of. How can Darian wrap up a global war without destroying the planet the humans will need to rebuild their lives?
Purchase Links Coming Soon!
Born and raised in Rockledge, Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn’t spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.
Jennings attended the University of the South and the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of script doctoring, business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit to Uganda.
Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn’t stopped since. She’s written four novels and a screenplay in less than a year, with more ideas on the drawing board. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a writer, and two children, and travels extensively.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lovers at Heart Book Blast and Giveaway

Welcome to the 4th Blast in the Melissa Foster Blast series!

“Steamy sex scenes and heartfelt confessions…a satisfying addition to the ‘Love in Bloom’ series.” — Midwest Book Review
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** Lovers at Heart is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. Enjoy Lovers at Heart as a stand-alone novel or for more enjoyment, read the entire Love and Bloom series (nine full-length novels featuring the Snow Sisters and the Bradens).
Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way–until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain–including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever–and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.
Watch for the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
Lovers at Heart
Destined for Love
Friendship on Fire
Sea of Love
Bursting with Love
Hearts at Play
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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 Café. 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, December 12, 2013

Backward Compatible Book Blast and Giveaway

Welcome to the Official Release Day Celebration Blast for
by Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark
Not too long ago,
in a town that,
depending on your current location,
is either not super far
or actually quite close…
It is a time of chaotic hormones.
Two nerdy gents
home for winter break
have discovered a female gamer
at a midnight release.
During the break,
the gamer trio manages
to reveal the game’s secret boss,
a hidden enemy
with enough power to destroy
anything in its path.
Pursued by other gamers
who want to be the first
to beat this boss,
George and Katie race to level up,
and, in so doing, restore decency
and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…
You can pick up Backward Compatible at these fine retailers: 
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Eternal Echoes Book Nerd Blog Tour and Giveway

Eternal Echoes by Angela CorbettOfficial Blog Tour

  • December 5th Thursday
    -       Review & Spotlight Escaping…One Book @ a Time
  • December 6th Friday
    -       Review & Spotlight Poisoned Rationality
    -       Dream Cast & Excerpt  A Dream Within a Dream
  • December 7th Saturday
    -       Review & Spotlight Book Bliss
    -       Tens List & Spotlight Bookworm Bridgette’s World
  • December 8th Sunday
    -       Spotlight Mary’s Cup of Tea
    -       Excerpt & Spotlight Chapter by Chapter
  • December 9th Monday
    -       Interview & Spotlight ParaYourNormal
    -       Review & Spotlight Insane About Book
  • December 10th Tuesday
    -       Review & Spotlight Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace

She thought she stopped the evil.
She thought she was safe.
Everything she thought was wrong.
Almost four months have passed since Evie Starling learned she was a Tracker and helped defeat a Daevos Clan that was taking others like her—but that wasn’t the end of the abductions. As an unknown evil emerges, Evie vows to help solve the mystery of the missing Trackers, regardless of the risk.
With new powers she doesn’t understand and can’t control, she turns to Alex and Emil, her two soul mates, for help. But her feelings for them both are tearing her apart. She knows she has to decide between them; however, her memories are only making that choice more difficult.
As the world around her is thrown into chaos, Evie is confronted with what could be a destiny-altering truth. Will she accept her history, her memories, and her role in this life, or choose to ignore the echoes of her past?
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My Review

The series continues with Eternal Echoes.

Evie thinks she's safe after the battle they had with the rogue Daevos Clan in Eternal Starling.  However, Evie will soon discover that she will never be truly safe.  With her special powers that no one understands, the Daevos will be after her constantly.  And not only that, she needs to decided between her two soul mates....Alex and Emil.

How will she ever decide?

Evie begins to have memories of her past as Cassandra, and she starts logging in a journal to keep the details straight.  She will have to make a very difficult decision between Alex and Emil.  However, the guys decide to make things easier (harder???) for her to make the decision by both wanting to date her.   WHAT????

Trackers are still being taken, and both the Amaranthine Society and Daevos have no clue who is taking them.

Like I said in my review for Eternal Starling, this series is not your average love triangle.  Why adding a little bit of paranormal always makes everything so much better?

Evie still has her spunk, and seems to have gained a little bit of confidence in herself after her battle with a Daevos clan.  She doesn't like being watched and protected all the time by the gorgeous men in her life (wahh...haha) So, at times, she becomes a little rebellious and drives Alex and Emil crazy.

With the craziness of weird shadows, the plot thickens. The dates are crazy romantic, with the memories starting to come faster and quicker.  It's intense, adventurous and witty. It's one of those stories you can't put down because there is no perfect place to stop.  Dive into this series and lose yourself.  You WILL NOT be disappointed.

Angela Corbett graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter for her local newspaper when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, and listening to U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber’s.
Angela writes under two names. Young Adult and New Adult titles are written as Angela Corbett. Adult titles are written as Destiny Ford.
About Angela Corbett
3 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Eternal Echoes and Swag by Angela Corbett.
5 Winners will receive an ART Bookmark of Alex Night by James Vallesteros

Please Scroll down to the next post to see my review of Eternal Starling!