Friday, January 30, 2015

Snake Eyes by Melissa Pearl Release Day Blitz

Snake Eyes
By Melissa Pearl
January 30, 2015

Caitlyn Davis expects her sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect...until she walks into her dorm room to find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.

Having been forced to work with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability to read people's emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now, Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Eric Shore is not a man who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he believed.

As Caity struggles to maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake destroy their perfect romance?


Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pillars of Fire Blog Tour, Interview and Giveaway

Publisher: Zonderkidz
Format: Hardback | 368 pages
Dimensions: 167mm x 229mm x 35mm | 649g
Publication date: 27 January 2015
Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
ISBN 10: 0310735564
ISBN 13: 9780310735564

After Vero Leland discovered his true identity in book one, he must continue to maintain his life on earth as a regular 12-year-old kid, which is hard to do when you are really a fledgling, a guardian angel in training to become one of the fiercest of all angels. At any moment, he could be called to the Ether, the spiritual realm surrounding the earth, where he must face whatever trials come his way in angel school, aka C.A.N.D.L.E. (the Cathedral of Angels for Novice Development, Learning and Edification). In book two, part of Vero s training involves the Angel Trials, a set of three challenges where he and his group of fellow fledglings compete with angels from other realms.

But while he is competing in the Ether, back on earth his sister is in trouble. She has a new friend who is leading her down the wrong path. During the third trial, Vero realizes he must choose between saving his sister or winning his competition. But the attack on Clover is only a means to get to Vero, and he finds himself face-to-face with an evil even greater than what he experienced in the Bottomless Pit. Once again, he is tested beyond what any previous fledgling has endured, and how the battle ends will affect not only his grade in C.A.N.D.L.E., but also the fate of the world."

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Book Nerd Spotlight

Laurice Elehwany Molinari, a veteran film and TV writer in Hollywood for over two decades, has penned over thirty scripts for various studios and networks. Her very first feature script, written while a fellow at the American Film Institute, became Columbia Picture’s critically acclaimed children’s classic, My Girl. She went on to pen The Brady Bunch Movie and The Amazing Panda Adventure. Laurice lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where her lifelong love for our heavenly guardians inspired her to write a book about them.

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1.   Can you catch us up from where The Ether: Vero Rising leaves off and Pillars of Fire begins? At the end of “Vero Rising,” Vero learns his mission will be to find the Book of Raziel.  “Pillars of Fire” begins with the Angel Trials, a competition between angels of different spheres.  Vero and his group of fledglings are selected to compete.  A powerful demoness surfaces posing a threat to Clover, and the forces of the dark side will claim someone close to Vero.

2.   What inspired you to write The Ether series? I was inspired by my own belief that there are good angels and bad angels (demons) who are engaged in a continuous battle for our souls.

3.      When researching Angels for this series, did you learn anything interesting or exciting about them? I’ve learned so much about the angels in my research – mainly how involved the angels are in our lives.  How they play a major part in our everyday lives, and that something like 80% of Americans (according to a 2011 AP poll) also share my belief in angels.

4.      Are there any characters in The Ether Series that are most like you in real life? I would say I’m most like Clover – at first afraid of new ideas, but when she accepts them, she does whole-heartedly.

5.      Do your children help with research for your characters? Are any of the characters based on your own children in any way? None of the characters are based on my kids.  However, they were my inspiration.  I wanted to write a book for them.

6.      As both a film writer and an author, is it harder to write movies or to write novels? Did your background in writing family films come in handy when writing books for kids? I find writing novels to be more difficult mainly because I don’t enjoy writing description.  There’s very little description when writing a screenplay.  However, because screenplays cannot be over 120 pages long, writing novels does allow more freedom with no studio notes! I got my start writing family films and enjoy writing for kids.  I like seeing the world through their eyes.

7.      Do you have a favorite character in The Ether series? If so, what makes this character so special to you? Tack is my favorite character.  I love watching him mature from a seemingly shallow kid to a serious young man. I also admire his loyalty to Vero, and I share his love of Ding Dongs.

8.      Is there a lesson you would like kids to learn from The Ether series? I would want kids to learn to listen to their angels.  Their guardian angel is there to guide and protect them.

9.      What would you like parents to know about The Ether series as they are considering it for their children to read? It’s an exciting, wholesome read for kids, which you can feel good about.  In fact, many parents have enjoyed reading the book along with their children. 

10.  What’s coming up next in this exciting series? In book 3, The Dragon’s Descent, Vero goes on a quest to complete his mission encountering the cockatrice, the skeleton army from Ezekiel’s Valley of the Dry bones, and the four beasts of Daniel.  Ultimately, an epic battle with Lucifer beaks out in the Ether, deciding Vero’s fate.

January 25th Sunday: CBY Book Club DREAM CAST
January 26th Monday: A Dream Within a Dream MUSIC PLAYLIST 
January 27th Tuesday: A Leisure Moment EXCERPT 
January 28th Wednesday: I am a Reader TENS LIST 
January 29th Thursday: Seraphina Reads INTERVIEW 
January 30th Friday: Bound by Words REVIEW 
January 31st Saturday: Deal Sharing Aunt REVIEW & RANDOM THINGS 
February 1st Sunday: Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW & TENS LIST

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kristen Simmons' GLASS ARROW Pre-Order Campaign

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The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning. 


Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series and THE GLASS ARROW (Tor Teen). She loves her family, Jazzercise, and chocolate cupcakes. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Check out the Preorder Schedule 

January 19th Monday - Jean BookNerd
January 20th Tuesday - CBY Book Club
January 21st Wednesday - Book Nerd Canada
January 22nd Thursday - 
January 23rd Friday -
 Fiction Fare
January 24th Saturday - Such a Novel Idea
January 25th Sunday - Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace
January 26th Monday - Chapter by Chapter
January 27th Tuesday - Swoony Boys Podcast
January 28th Wednesday - Mundie Moms
January 28th Wednesday: Insane About Books
January 29th Thursday - Bookish
January 30th Friday - 
Spiced Latte Reads
January 31st Saturday - Pieces of Whimsy
February 1st Sunday - A Dream Within a Dream
February 2nd Monday A Leisure Moment
February 3rd Tuesday Once Upon a Twilight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon Release Day Blitz

Bridges Burned
By Chris Cannon
January 27, 2015

Don’t just fight the system…burn it.
Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…
But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn’t a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.
Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.



Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures. Going Down In Flames is the first book in Chris Cannon's shape-shifting dragon series.