Monday, August 31, 2015

Guarded by Carmen Fox w Giveaway!

Silverton Chronicles #1

When everyone's existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn't come easy.

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he's a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.

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Parker placed both elbows on the table, rested his chin on one hand and regarded me for a moment. “So, Ivy. A P.I., eh?” He smacked his lips. “Don’t take this the wrong way, but you don’t exactly look like Philip Marlowe.”

“Your point being?” I squinted.

“You’re tiny. I mean, I’m sure you can take care of yourself. What if you need to overpower a 200-pound man, though? Do you at least know how to shoot your gun?”

“Shoot?” I scrunched my nose. “Yes. Aim and hit the target? Not so much. The last guy who made fun of my size still walks with a limp.”

“See, you hit one target right.” His eyes glinted.

I lifted my gaze. “I was aiming for his groin.” I squished my cupcake and shook my head. “No, I don’t carry a gun. And believe it or not, my size is an advantage. If you were an unfaithful husband and I followed you to a bar, trust me, I’d go unnoticed among the usual throng of people.”

Parker’s grin turned mischievous. “Well, Veronica Mars, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.” His voice reverberated through my nervous system. “I’d notice you.” He sipped his coffee. “If I was an unfaithful husband, that is.”
 My Review

Yes!! I loved this one. I'm seriously pumped to see where the next book will go, too, but I'm getting ahead of myself. :) There's so many fun things about this book, the plot of demons staging chaos, suspense with things trying to kill you, learning about yourself especially the things you never knew, romance, some very interesting side characters. All wrapped up with a little magic in some guards. This book had it all and I am glad to say I was quite surprised with how things are turning out, and did a seriously loud cheer at the ending. Yeah, I didn't think it would happen that way, but I am so freaking pumped up for it. 

So Ivy is a PI, she was raised as a human, but she's more than that. She was also kidnapped by a demon king and held, until she escaped. That little magic she had has kept her alive. Her best friend is a vampire. Her neighbor is a werewolf. And there's a magical relic that all the demons want, and now, without any care who dies for them to get it. Ivy is literally in the center of all of this, she just doesn't understand how. When another demon helps her escape another kidnapping attempt, she found out so much more than she thought about her parents, her real ones, though she didn't know better. And though she's got guys all around her, some want her for more than just her heart, though some could probably do with just ripping it from her chest, she has to figure out who are actually her friends. I liked Ivy ALOT. She has flaws, and that's what's so likable. She knows she's in trouble, so she asks her BFF, Florian, for help. He's a vampire, but he doesn't know that she knows this, so it's kinda funny how it plays out. Meanwhile, her mother is still trying to marry her off, so she kinda sets her up on a date with her neighbor, the werewolf, much to both of their dismay. It was quite funny there too. Oh, and she can't help the powers that are coming now, because she turned 25, and that's when magical puberty hits. LOL 

Just for a minute, I need to talk sexy guys. I almost rooted for Flo, yes, I know he's a vampire, but I had my heart set on Parker, the hawt werewolf. :) Flo is hilarious. Seriously. He is the perfect side kick for Ivy. Parker is everything else. Now, scary Letham, the demon, he's something crazy. Greg, the very attractive human who seems too good to be true, and the extra sexy demon Waylon. Waylon is who I originally thought would be the bad boy that Ivy turned good. I almost, almost picked him. Yeah, he may want Ivy, but maybe not the way she needs. And Ivy is literally revolving around them. It's amazing that I thought this was going to turn into a love triangle, and get real complicated, which it did- but only for a moment. There's always attraction, and temptation, but in the end, there's always, just one. Yeah I liked her "just one". Though it almost slipped away. LOL The characters are all so fascinating and well written with a lot of depth and complexity. It's like knowing actual people where you cheer for them, cry for them, want to hug them,  or lick them LOL

I loved the plot line because it was so unpredictable. When I thought I knew what was coming happened, something else twisted and had my slack jawed. And I loved the writing. There is much creativity weaved here. With Ivy trying to uncover her powers, the plans behind the artifact, find her boss, figure who is helping demons, flee from big mean demon who wants her back, and try to make sure she keeps herself and her family and friends safe, there was no way I could put this down. Oh yeah, I am salivating for book two. I want it, like right now. :) There's so much I want to say, more but I can't, not without basically telling you every little secret of this book. I can't do that, so with that said, this could be great for paranormal, mystery, and urban fantasy fans a like. Magical! 5 PAWS!! 

Author Interview

Welcome and thank you again so much for taking the time to answer questions for my blog! Thank you for taking the time to ask the questions. I appreciate bloggers more than you might imagine, since I’m a reader too and find inspiration and information on your blog.

First, tell me a little about your book ….
GUARDED is filled to the brim with plot and populated with characters who test Ivy, my flawed but capable heroine, to her limits. Not only does she have to unravel the mystery of a statue that is coveted by demons, but she’s also struggling with who she really is versus who she wants to be. To survive, Ivy relies on ‘guards,’ small metal plates with grooves that guide and shape energy into some kick-butt magic. Luckily, she’s got help: a charming and funny vampire, a sexy-as-all-hell demon with his own agenda, a human who does all the right things, and a werewolf who pushes the boundaries of personal space.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?As a little girl, I wrote stories and poems, but writing was just one of hobby among many. Fast-forward fifteen years, when I found myself in need of money to buy a car. It was a case of Nana to the rescue. She asked that every month, I’d send her a small sum of cash together with a chapter of a story. The story I came up with was called Nonia, in which a small boy, who lives with his sister and his mother in a large house, discovers they share their space with a ghost family, a father and his son and daughter who died many years ago in a fire. Over the course of the book, the fabric between the ghost world and our the real world wears thin, and both families are soon hunted by ghosts who see them as trouble makers. Help comes in the form of Axion, the protector of the realms.
In 2008, Nana died, and I never finished the story. But the spark was lit and I’ve been writing ever since. That’s why my books are dedicated to her.

How do you choose when/which characters die in your books? Oh, I love killing characters off. I’ve even killed a few main characters in the past. 
A character’s death that is not the result of a final battle must test the heroine. That’s my only criterion. If it’s a baddie who dies, his death must open up a new dilemma or prove a point. If a friend or a family member dies, the heroine must take her grief and derive a positive from it.

Who do you look up to as a writer?Other writers, no matter the genre. Putting yourself out there is tough. When painters exhibit their art, their main critics are a few newspaper people. Gallery visitors who don’t dig the artist’s work just move on. But a writer puts much of herself into a book, which is then judged by the public (in the form of reviews). It’s scary, because not everyone loves your work, and a few people might really hate it and are not afraid to tell you. Anyone who’s willing to accept this has my admiration.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book? Perhaps, in terms of style. My writing evolves all the time. But content-wise probably not.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?Yes, what I call BIG writing. Creating a moment that is so big it overwhelms the reader. For instance, how would you describe the end of the world? What movies achieve with special effects could easily lead to pages of pages of dull description. Balancing pace with description is not always easy.

What book are you reading now? Or what genre?I just finished Chloe Neill’s DARK DEBT, the eleventh book in her Chicagoland Vampires series. Her clever mix of action, plot and romance is definitely my cup of tea. Up next is Gail Z. Martin’s Deadly Curiosities. I’m excited about it, because she writes great fantasy books and I hope her excursion into urban fantasy will be just as exciting.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?
I had a clear idea of what I wanted from the start. GUARDED is not a straight-forward romance and is sexier than your run-of-the-mill urban fantasy, so I came up with a concept that is not based on a man’s bare chest, but on a pair of legs/short skirt in a standoff with a wolf. I shopped around for the right designer and found Ana Grioriu, who creates gorgeous covers. She nailed it with her first try. Her cover merges mystery with paranormal with a strong female lead. I will use her for all my covers.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?I learned so much from writing my books. My style has improved, I have a greater appreciation of the work that goes into finishing a novel, but most of all I came to understand how much of myself I inject into my books. I’m not referring to specific sex scenes and I don’t have a secret hankering to kill anyone either, but I acquired a much deeper knowledge of myself. When writing a book, you have to express complicated concepts clearly and concisely, and some of these ideas come from your subconscious. Through giving words to rambling thoughts, I rediscovered my feminist side, because every story began with a strong heroine.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose? Ivy, definitely. She gets away with being flawed, plus she has a certain gung-ho-ness about her I admire in addition to some badass powers.

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?Where to start? Classics like THE DIARY OF A NOBODY or THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, because they’ve stood the test of time. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY is a must-read. If you’re after more modern books, Kim Harrison’s THE HOLLOWS SERIES turned me into an urban fantasy fanatic, and J.R. WARD’s BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD paranormal romance series provides hours of hot entertainment. Anna J. Stewart writes contemporary romance, but with enough wit and style to lure even me away from the paranormal. There are too many to mention. In fact, I love most books. If I did come across a book that doesn’t grip me, I simply put it aside. That’s why I love bloggers. You save me a lot of grief and time.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?If you’ve read my book(s), thank you, thank you, thank you. Without readers, writing would be like talking to myself, so if nothing else, you keep me sane. And if you leave a review, too, we almost have a dialogue going between us.
Well, I’ve had a ball, and some of my answers surprised even me. So please join me in thanking my host for a wonderful job well done. Thank you!!!

About the Author
Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.

She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.

Expect to be kept guessing.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER, Carmen’s first urban fantasy novel, was published in March 2015.

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Deciding Fate
by Tamra Lassiter
Role of Fate #1
Publication Date: October 7, 2015
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Fate isn’t a decision that we get to make.

Hunter Simms has overcome many hardships to get to where he is. He lost his parents as a teen and stepped up to take responsibility of raising his younger brother and sister. Hunter’s overcome every obstacle in his life except for one—Kate Richardson. Hunter’s loved Kate since the second grade, but one poor choice made years ago, has made him the person that she hates the most.

Kate decided years ago that Hunter has no place in her life. A desperate call for help from her brother threatens to change Kate’s life forever. Can Kate rust Hunter to help, and will she trust fate to decide her future?

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Blinding Fate
Tamra Lassiter
Role of Fate #2 Publication Date: November 4, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Fate can blindside you in an instant.

In one blinding moment Meg Johnson went from successful chef to woman running for her life. No friends. No relationships. Don’t even leave the house if you don’t have to. Meg has stayed under the radar because she abides by these rules—mostly. When her elderly landlord and only friend in town is missing, she has no choice but to break yet another rule and answer the questions of the policeman who comes to her door.

Tyler McMann’s life changed forever because of one secret. He knows as soon as he sets foot on Meg’s front porch that she has secrets of her own. He can’t allow himself to become involved with a woman who’s clearly hiding something, but he can’t deny the attraction between them either. Can he learn to trust Meg, and can he trust fate to lead him down the path he’s meant to travel?
Creating Fate
by Tamra Lassiter
Role of Fate #3 Publication Date: December 2, 2015 Genres: ContemporaryRomance
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We can’t create our own fate.
Justin Simms joined the Army to distance himself from his family and the painful secret he’s hiding from them. When he has to travel home for his brother’s wedding, he worries they’ll find out he’s not as happy as he pretends to be.

Justin notices Annie immediately. She’s smart, beautiful, and recently out of a relationship—all the traits he looks for in a woman. She’s also wholesome and openly looking for Mr. Right—two things that scare the crap out of him. Yet, spending time with Annie makes him happy. He doesn’t have to pretend.

Annie’s a strong, intelligent woman who is successful in every way except for one. Her first sexual encounter with her teenage boyfriend was a disaster and has haunted her ever since. Annie just knows that if she finds true love, her insecurities will fade away. She isn’t ashamed to admit she’s looking for love. Her parents have had a happy marriage, so why should she settle for anything less? When Annie meets Justin, she thinks he might be the one she’s looking for. Will Justin realize that meeting Annie really was fate and deal with his past before it’s too late?

About Tamra Lassiter

I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two daughters, one of which is approaching her teenage years. Help us all! If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here and I love every minute of it!

Writing is my third career. I didn't set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I've loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books and I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short and who needs all that strife to bring us down?

Many of my words have been penned late into the evening, which explains why I’ve never viewed whatever television show you recommend to me. I would, however, love to hear your recommendations for a great read!

Free Spirit by Jennifer Wells w Giveaway!

Free Spirit
by Jennifer Wells
New Orleans Magick Series #2 Publication Date: October 26, 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal
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Wild child Rachel is having a week so terrible, not even a pitcher of margaritas will help. When her evil boss shows up on her doorstep with a sob story, her request to stay a few nights turns into a whole lot more. She can’t even escape into some of her favorite haunts in the Quarter since she seems to have garnered the unwanted attention of some rabid readers. When her ghost-hunting assignment goes unexpectedly awry, Rachel unknowing releases a vengeful spirit.
Enduring a wicked houseguest and hiding from an over-enthusiastic fan all while trying to put a spirit back in her grave where she belongs is more challenging than sobriety during Mardi Gras. Can she and her family work some magick to put things right in the Crescent City or has Rachel bit off more veggie muffuletta than she can chew?

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Janie Adler likes her quiet, orderly life reviewing books for a small New Orleans newspaper exactly the way it is. So what if Duke Hot Pants, the hero of her favorite romance novel, is the only man in her life? She has a Pulitzer Prize to chase. That is until her quirky twin sister Rachel moves in, bringing boyfriend drama, a smelly ferret, and irrational belief in all things magickal along with her.

Persuaded by a local voodoo priestess-and maybe one margarita too many-the twins cast spells to improve their love lives. Loser-magnet Rachel focuses on avoiding the wrong men and Janie seeks her romance novel ideal. While plenty of eligible bachelors flood into their lives, Janie only has eyes for her coworker who lives in the apartment downstairs and works in the cube next to her.

But the twins soon discover the incantations' many unintended-and dangerous-consequences. The increasing number of mishaps and misfortune putting the sisters in grave peril seems more like the work of a curse. Can Janie and Rachel's "twintuition" save them from the menace stalking them?

About Jennifer Wells

Jennifer has been writing since she was in middle school. When she discovered romance novels in junior high, she knew she wanted to write them someday. Her writing remained a hobby while she studied biology and forensic DNA science. She worked as a molecular biologist and published cancer research before finally leaving the lab and taking up her laptop full time.

She currently lives in Northern Virginia with John, her husband of seventeen years. John is a professional tarot card reader and astrologer. John and Jen have two children who happen to be cats: Morgana Madison and Luna. MoMo is a possessive Scottish Fold who loves to knead Jen’s hair. Luna is the baby, an affectionate Scottish Fold who thinks her name is "Cute."

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Life After Falling by Alyssa Rose Ivy!

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We are head over heels for the Cover of Alyssa Rose Ivy's LIFE AFTER FALLING! LIFE AFTER FALLING is a Contemporary Romance set to be released on October 15, 2015!

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One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives.

Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancé all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness.

On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love.

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lucas by VA Dold and Tori Austin!


Krystal Le Beau hides a secret few know about: she is a psychic matchmaker. Little does Lucas know she’s worked her magic and set him up to meet his destiny.

Lucas Le Beau’s dream has come true. He owns a ranch of his own and he’s moving in. He thought he had everything he wanted...until the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen knocks him flat on his back. Now he can't think of anything but making that sweet redhead his own. Lucas is one determined wolf! He's not giving up on Kensie no matter how stubborn she is.

Kensie Brown is visiting her sister Jojo, and so far, she's managed to flatten the owner of the dude ranch, make Jojo mad, and somehow fall for a damn cowboy, knowing she's leaving in a few days. What was she thinking?

Will Kensie trust Lucas to save her when her life is threatened,and she has no one else to turn to?

Will Lucas get to Kensie in time to stop the man who wants to expose her to the world and destroy her?

Mix one stubborn Yankee workaholic, a determined cowboy wolf shifter, and meddling family, stir well and you have the recipe for a wild Texas ride.

My review 

I absolutely love this series! Lucas has been going all over the world learning to be a rancher. He's been learning how to support and give back to his family. However he's going from Louisiana to Texas. I missed my hawt men but Lucas makes up for it. And he got Krystal away from her psycho mom! Lucas is a hard worker and he loves what he's built. And it was an accident his mate walked in, or rather into him. Haha he wasn't expecting it, but Krystal and her new friend are plotting. Her new friend has a sister, kensie, and she's Lucas's mate. 

Kensie is a very important doctor. She has had a struggling in life so she does everything for her baby sister and her career. Lucas is a big distraction she doesn't need. She is focused. He ruins that lol. She's a smart independent stubborn woman. And she's met her match. Lucas is the perfect guy. He's sweet, determined, caring and considerate. Oh and he's down right sexy. Yeah this one is really hot! 

I liked this one for the fact that there's a building plot. Lucas is trying to get his ranch up and running, kensie is trying to figure her life and career out and both of them stumble along the way. There's a great romance in this. It's a great addition to the le beau brothers but it's also a start to a new companion series. No worries I will be stalking both series because they are just awesome! Though I miss my Louisiana boys, it's great for a road trip :)! I can't wait for more!! 5 PAWS!!


V.A. Dold & Tori Austin are the Amazon best selling authors of the Award-winning Le Beau Series & K.I.S.S. Series.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she was publicist to the authors.

Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter with her computer, her coffee mug, and the Brothers, of course.

A Midwest native, with her heart lost to Louisiana & Texas. She has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading, or traveling. Oh, and there is the distinct possibility she is out cowboy hunting.
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Hi everyone!Thanks for stopping by for the Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover book blitz with Xpresso Book Tours.

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Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover
(Royal Shifters – Standalone, #1)
Publication date: August 26th 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Suspense

One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.
To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.
As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over seventeen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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