Thursday, June 30, 2016

Campanelli- Seige of the Nighthunter by Frederick H Cook!

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Book Description

June, 2110. A serial killer strikes the populace of the City
of Chicago. The first victim is a wanted man by Detective Frank Campanelli’s
Sentinel Division. His body had been mutilated and, from the evidence uncovered
by forensic genius, H. Lincoln Rothgery, it has been partially consumed. The
unknown invader leaves a trail of corpses behind in short order, including that
of a homicide detective.

To add to the mystery, the DNA evidence retrieved from a
stolen vehicle indicates that the killer is former military, but special
encoding prevents the murderer from being identified. Frank’s partner, Marcus
Williams, seems to know more about what’s going on than he lets on, until the
former Navy SEAL calls in a friend from the FBI to help.

“The Nighthunter”, as the media has labeled him, instills
terror and virtually shuts down Chicago. Together, Campanelli, Williams, and
the agent must work to capture the enigmatic and frighteningly efficient


caught Frank’s gaze. “We found two different types of blood, two sets of DNA in
the car.”

“Go on,” McLain prompted.

“Herman Werner’s and the killer’s. No ID’s been
matched to his,” Rothgery stated and stood from his chair. He stepped between
the two detectives and stepped casually toward the sedan. “The killer’s DNA has
been engineered, as has the blood, but there’s no identification to be found in
the cells. He is a he and appears to be of military origin, but it goes beyond
anything I’ve ever seen.”

“So, you’re telling me that the killer is a
soldier. American?” Frank asked as he stopped next to Lincoln and stared at the
driver’s seat of the ruined car.

“I can’t even determine that without a serial
number, Frank.”

“Soldier or not, Mister Rothgery…how the hell did
he get outta that?” McLain asked from Lincoln’s other side. The big man waved
his hand over the wreckage as he spoke. “That should’ve been fatal…engineered
genes or not.”

“I agree.” Rothgery slid his glasses from his
Roman nose and rubbed his eyes with his free hand. “Gherling is still
researching the DNA and the blood while Teri is carrying out more tests.”

“You said Werner’s blood was in the car,” Frank

“Yeah,” Lincoln said then nodded. “Not much of it,
though. A lot of the DNA we found in it was from hairs in the carpets and
seats. My opinion is that he used the car for some time. Months, perhaps close
to a year.”

“So, Werner was cut out of the seatbelt…then
thrown through the air.” Kirby stepped up to the side of the car and studied
the sliced seatbelt. In the bright light, the precision cut was much more

“Definitely,” H. Lincoln affirmed as he replaced
his eyeglasses. “And…before I forget…there are teeth marks on the body.”

“We saw those,” Frank said. He leaned back on the
workbench behind him and crossed his arms. “The bites on the shoulder.”

“I’m not talking about those, Frank.”

This took Kirby’s attention from the wreck to the
forensic genius. “What are you trying to say, Mister Rothgery?”

“I’m saying he had a little nibble on some muscle
tissue while he cut out the heart and liver. It’s also confirmed that the heart
and liver were eaten.” Lincoln met the eyes of McLain then looked to

“God,” Kirby uttered and stepped away from the
sedan as if it exuded heat.

“How do you come to that, Lincoln?” Frank asked.

“Pieces of both organs were left behind in the
car. Nothing more than shreds, really. Seems he had to pick them out of his
teeth as he drove.”

Frank lifted his right hand to his chin and rested
it, keeping the left arm tucked. “You’re telling me that we have a soldier of
unknown origin turned cannibal, running around the streets of Chicago.”

“From everything we’ve gathered so far, Frank,
that’s about the size of it.”

My review 

So this is a cool mystery paranormal type book. Campanelli is a detective but futuristic. And we have some serious crazy going on with super humans that were genetically altered. And it's not just crazy but scary. I loved the feel of the mystery, it's very well done. And I really liked the suspenseful way the author did it- I definitely kept my nose glued to the pages. And the cool gadgets Campanelli uses were also really interesting. AND I loved that he's blind yet capable. Think Daredevil meets inspector gadget but way cooler!! 

The writing is well done and though this is my first book by this author, I'm pretty impressed. I'll have to take a look at the rest of the books following this detective. I'm a fan!! 4.5 PAWS!!


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Frederick was born in Chicago in 1970 and now lives
in Villa Park with his wife, Rae and their three dachshunds. He began by
writing fictional works all through high school, but didn’t take himself
seriously until 2009, when Frederick began writing his first novel, The Dregs
of Exodus, which was self-published in late 2010. This was followed up with
another novel, The Pirates of Exodus in 2012.
Throughout that year and 2013, he continued
writing and published four short stories in eBook form for Kindle. Runt Pulse,
The Fortress of Albion, Lunar Troll, and Campanelli: The Ping Tom Affair.

 His third
novel, Campanelli: Sentinel, was picked up by Solstice Publishing in late 2014.
The novella, Minuteman Merlin, was released for the Kindle by Solstice
Publishing in March of 2015 and followed up by his fourth novel, Of Knight
& Devil in September. His fifth novel, Campanelli: Siege of the Nighthunter
was released by Solstice in March, 2016.

He is currently an editor for Solstice Publishing
and working on novel number six, a paranormal historical fiction.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Elementals- The Head of Medusa by Michelle Madow!

I'm THRILLED to open the book tour for this one! I absolutely have fallen in love with this series and this author!! Let me show you some goodies!

About Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa

Title: Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: June 29, 2016
Series: Elementals #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 978-0997239416

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa is the latest installment in Michelle Madow’s exciting Elementals series. Follow Nicole and her fellow Elementals as they journey to the end of the world, unsure of who to trust, and facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? And if they don’t, will the ones who do be able to find the strength to continue?

The epic story of witches, gods, and monsters that USA Today called a "must read" continues in the third book of the Elementals series!

When Nicole Cassidy moved to a new town, she discovered that she was a witch descended from gods. But that was nothing compared to learning that it was up to her and four others with mysterious elemental powers to help save the world from the Titans, who would soon return to Earth.

Now her relationship with Blake -- the fire Elemental -- is finally heating up. But she must remain focused, because Typhon, one of the deadliest creatures in history, has escaped from the weakening prison world. Only one object can destroy him -- the head of Medusa herself.

Follow the Elementals as they journey to the end of the Earth, facing choices that will put their lives and the entire world at risk. Will they all survive the mission? Find out in the riveting third book in the Elementals series, The Head of Medusa.

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My Review

Holy awesome Antarctica is cold! Ha! I loved how the book started with a date between Blake and Nicole! We've been waiting for them since the beginning even if it gets complicated. And the crew is right off on another life threatening  adventure to save the world. There may be a lot more romance in here but it definitely didn't take away action, suspense or great story telling!!! We got gratification lol! 

More powers, more adventures, more group bonding- and a masterful telling of a great story, I can't believe how awesome this series is! Everyone is maturing and risking their life to save the world, whom have no idea about all the monsters coming out! And there's always cause and effect- sometimes choices come back to bite us somewhere painful. And though the romance gives the book a light feeling, it's definitely more emotional and more suspenseful and it's getting grittier and has a few darker moments... I LOVE THIS!! AND.... For the first time- we have a cliff hanger that BLEW MY EVER LOVING MIND!!! This author didn't do cliff hangers in the first two books so I wasn't expecting it. And that... Well mini can't but man oh man does that make me SUPER PUMPED for book four!! It's gunna be EPIC! I'm awed right now so I will leave you with 5 PAWS!!! 

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals, #1)
The adventure began in the first book in the series, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows. Visit to get the first Elementals book for FREE!

The Blood of the Hydra (Elementals, #2)
The Elementals series is available on Kindle Unlimited, so subscribers can read it for free.

My Review for book 1-

My review for book two-

“What we’re about to do is scary. Terrifying, even. But we’ve been through things that were just as challenging. We slayed our first monster together in that cave, we escaped the Land of the Lotus Eaters when everyone there was trying to kill us, we blew up one of Scylla’s heads, we slayed the hydra, and we stole the Golden Sword of Athena from a goddess’s ice palace. No matter what challenges we face, we’ve always come out on top. Tonight won’t be any different. We’re the Elementals. We train together, we fight together, and we win together. And don’t any of you ever forget it.”

About Michelle Madow:

Michelle Madow writes fast-paced YA (young adult) fiction that will leave you turning the pages wanting more!

She grew up in Baltimore, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she writes books for young adults. Some of her favorite things are: reading, traveling, pizza, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle went on a cross-country road trip from Florida to California and back to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos Cover & Blurb Reveal Kit

Title: Elementals 4: The Portal to Kerberos
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Series: Elementals #4
Format: eBook and paperback


She will venture into hell to save the one she loves.

After being betrayed by one of their own, Nicole watches helplessly as Blake is snatched into the prison world of Kerberos—along with Medusa’s head, which is the one item they need to stop the Titans from rising again. Now Nicole and the other Elementals must enter the portal, find Blake, and bring him and Medusa’s head back to Earth before the deadly monster Typhon returns and wreaks havoc on the world. But there’s one catch—their elemental powers don’t work in Kerberos. In a dimension designed to make those within it lose touch with reality, and that's filled with dangerous creatures who want to stop them from completing their task, will they make it out alive?

In this penultimate book of Nicole’s story, join the Elementals as they journey through hell to save the world… before it’s too late.

Pre-order: Amazon

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A special thanks to Ms Madow for letting me be on her street team and reading her FANTASTIC books!!

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay (La Sirena #1) by A. Algeri !

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay  (La Sirena #1) by A. Algeri. This tour will run from June 27th to July 1st.  

The Mermaid and the Treasure of the Bay
(La Sirena #1)
by A. Algeri 
Date: 08/20/15

Summary from Goodreads:
"The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay" is the first adventure of Brinn, a young woman who had recently returned to her homeland, Nyar Kaad, after years of
being away.

For her mother and sister it’s only supposed to be an episodic stay, because
their intention is to return to the capital, Adaria, held by both aristocrats,
by then, to be their home. Brinn, however, isn’t interested in living in the
golden cage of high society and aspires to a different existence, that will
push her to oppose the decisions of her family and to pursue a destiny
according to her own wishes.

The accidental discovery of what looks like a map to hidden treasure, buried in
Nyar Kaad, according to tradition, by pirates once dwelling in the settlement,
will push her to search for the hidden riches- an undertaking that the
protagonist will face courageously, at the cost of challenging her fears, the
rigid social conventions, and more literal dangers to her person, venturing on
a journey into the local legends and the past of her own family, until reaching
an unexpected epilogue.

Set to Isara, a fantasy world inspired by the period between the seventeenth
and the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, "The Mermaid and the
treasure of the Bay" is a journey full of mystery in the universe where
real and supernatural coexist intersecting in a subtle and insidious way, a
world divided between palaces and largely unexplored expanses, an opulent
capital and boundless oceans.

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Excerpts from “ The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay”, a novel by A. Algeri

The summer was ending and with it even my hopes grew progressively paler, as the white froth of the waves dissolves on the shores of the sea. Time passed, day after day, initially slower, then as each day passed the perception of it slipping away became increasingly more evident: inevitably, I found myself thinking of my childhood, when my family still hadn't moved to Adaria, the capital of the Empire.
My life was far from perfect, I had an unusual character and my nature wasn't easily adaptable to the life that ought to have been lead by someone of our status that was forced to aspire to court, but for years I had been able to carve out my happiness. Even though I wasn't particularly interested in the girls my age that talked about future boyfriends, parties and dresses, I could always close my eyes and imagine that I was in one of those far away places that I was so fascinated by and that I had read about so often in books. Despite the many remote places that I had learned about the existence of by reading, the most precious continued always to be Nyar Kaad. My thoughts inevitably went to the aquamarine ocean waves on the shores where I was born. 

My Review

I found this book different. First it's really cool especially if you like history of things and pirate type treasures. But I will say I found the beginning slow for me. I'm not a history buff or into history type things, but I loved Brinn. I loved that she was willing to not conform and she was ok with being different and being exactly who she is. I felt bad that so much changes after her dad died. I also severely disliked her mother. Her sister was "just there". I felt like her sister did nothing but confirm and follow her mother. But when Brinn accidentally  cuts herself and finds a little treasure map, things get better. 

The writing flows well. I know I said slow but it's just because I'm an action junky lol. It's just the topic not the style or words. So please don't let my tastes turn you away. And I love how little bits of magic get infused throughout. It's well done and its young adult so it can be for any age! Overall, it was a fun adventure! 4 PAWS!! 

About the Author:

Algeri is the author of "The Mermaid and the treasure of the Bay",
his first published novel. He began writing while he was a teenager, setting
most of his stories in the world of Isara, a fantasy universe of his own

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June 27:
History from a Woman's Perspective -
- Review

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! -
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Literary Musings –
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June 28:
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! -
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The Recipe Fairy -
- Review
Zerina Blossom's Books -
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June 29:
YA Book Divas -
– Review

The Avid Reader -
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Happy Tails and Tales Blog  -
– Review

Just Us Book Blog -
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La tartaruga si muove -
– Review

Reading, Writing and What Not -
- Review
The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange -
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Reading Addict -
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June 30:
POTL: Books, Writing and Inspiring Others -
– Review
I Read Indie -
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deal sharing aunt -
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WordishWonderland –
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July 1:
My Crazy Corner -
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fundinmental -
– Review

The Page Unbound -
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deal sharing aunt -
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Kovescence of the Mind -
- Review

A New Look On Books –
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cover Reveal~ Concealed by Christina Bauer!!

Christina Bauer
(Beholder #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone… Magick that she’ll need in order to rescue her friends from the evil Vicomte Gaspard. In a matter of days, Gaspard will kill thousands of Necromancers by draining their magick, along with their life force.
To find and free her fellow mages, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome mage Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.
Sequel to:


Author Bio:
Christina graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with BA's in English as well as Television, Radio, and Film Production. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and Zerto. Back in the go-go 90′s, she founded her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien's text, it's entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.


My Wolf and Me by India R Adams!

Welcome to the My Wolf and Me blog tour! You can find the schedule here- 

My Wolf and Me
India R. Adams
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 26th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:
Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.

When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.

Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.

This love story will haunt you well after you finally set this book down.


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My review

Ok so I just adored this book. It starts with a six year old Marlena who meets a pair of wolves. She's young and full of imagination, but that soon turns to tragedy and her meeting her best friend for life- their wolf pup. She named him Romy, but he had a name already and as she grows she forgets this. Everyone grows up. And though this was a favorite and had some of the funniest and sweetest moments, there's serious heart ache in here as well. 

I loved Marlena, aka Marley. She doesn't get that name until later though. She's what every parent wants their child to be, not a follower and independent. She knows she's not like the other girls- I loved when she got jealous and described said other girls. The funny thing is she's got a mind of her own and she's ok with it. This made me love her. She's also sweet and loyal and pure. And when she makes friends with Trevor and Jimmy, I loved them too, things change for her and her best friend Romy. But Romy grows too and changes as well. Yes we all know it's coming, when he gets his human side, it's all a whirlwind of awesome, crazy, scary, sad, and beautiful. 

Romy is the wolf counterpart and I loved that although he had a different name for his human side- that's explained- he's still the same. When Marlena figures a lot of things out later, she realizes how to communicate with both sides. The human side is HOT! Goodness gracious is he ever but he's still kid like and filled with innocence and his learning curve is hilarious. Oh em gee the banana moment- it may be my most favorite moment of the book, next to the "reproduction" talk and him asking if something's wrong like he's dying. Goodness did I laugh. And then when it comes, I cried, and more than once in this book. 

The author's writing style is beautiful and she did an absolutely stunning job of playing this one out. It's not just a werewolf book, or a coming of age group, or a learning to understand and tolerate differences book, but all three wonderfully wrapped together. It's been a while that I've had a ya book grab me emotionally like this- some of those darker grittier moments are saved for full adult books and I think sometimes it shouldn't. Adults aren't the only ones things happen to and she did an stunning job of making it work without compromising the beauty of the story. I've become a fan and I actually hope she figures out how to add to this book, a continuation, a series, a spin off, a sister story- whatever- because I'm all in!! She's a fantastic wordsmith and I'm in!! 5 WOLFY PAWS!! 

About the Author
India R Adams is an author/singer/songwriter who has written YA and NA novels such as Blue Waters (A Tainted Waters Novella), My Wolf and Me, Steal Me (A Haunted Roads Novel), Rain (A Stranger in the Woods Novel), Serenity (A Forever Series Novel) and also The Forever Series music.

India was born and raised in Florida but has also been so lucky as to live in Idaho (where she froze but fell in love with the small town life), Austin Texas (where she started her first book, Serenity, and met wonderful artist), and now Murphy, North Carolina (where the mountains have stolen a piece of her heart).

Being a survivor of abuse, has inspired India to let others know they have nothing to be ashamed of. She put her many years of professional theater background to the test and has written fictional stories with a shadow of her personal experiences. She says, “I’m simply finding ways to empower perfect imperfections.”

Another cause India feels needs change, is Sexual Slavery. She has joined forces with jewelers to design beautiful ways to raise money for non-profit organizations. Even though India writes about serious subjects such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, and Human Trafficking, she has a magnificent sense of humor, as do the characters she creates. Perfectly balanced between laughter and tears, her readers see how to empower their own perfect imperfections.

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Cover & Book Trailer Reveal` Incompetent Gods by Gabriele Russo!

Incompetent Gods
Gods Inc Series
Book 1
Gabriele Russo

Fiery Seas Publishing
December 13, 2016

Book Description:

In a dimension created by the ancient gods, most are now stuck working at Gods Incorporated. CEO Queen Louhi Pohjola, a mortal demigoddess turned vampire (on a diet), holds the planet in the palm of her hand and while she cannot by any stretch of the imagination be called a nice person, there’s worse lurking in her shadow.
Goblin, a bitter hybrid with childhood issues and shape-shifting abilities, has a grudge against the world. First on his to-do list is getting rid of the Queen and take her place by forcing the titan Ba’al to devour her.
As her friends and allies fall one-by-one into Goblin’s traps, the Queen’s fate seems inevitable. With no one left to fight, will Ba’al’s friends, a bunch of over-the-hill incompetent gods, be enough to stop Goblin from turning the world into hell?

About the Author:
Gabriele Russo, AKA Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau, was born in Quebec City amidst a family of book lovers – her father had dreamed of being a writer and both of her brothers are published authors.
Since she earned her Bachelor’s in History, it was no surprise (except to her) that she ended up working in restaurants, eventually owning two, which almost drove her mad. She sold them and was nursed back to pseudo-sanity by Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

That’s when she answered the family calling and decided to write. Armed with her ideas for the Gods Inc. series she went back to the University and got her Master’s in Creative Writing.
She now lives with her husband in Culpeper, Virginia, where she divides her time between painting, ripping apart and reconstructing her recently bought historical home, playing tennis and, of course, writing more books.

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