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Sunday, March 1, 2015

#COVER REVEAL: A Chaos Within by Sara V Zook

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synopsisCover Reveal: A Chaos Within, Book 2 of A Magic Within Series
Author: Sara V. Zook
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Genre: YA Paranormal  

Home. What does that word mean to you? To me it means a feeling of comfort, security, feeling like I belong. Home is where I’m by Lydic’s side. It’s been a whole year. I miss him. I miss the danger that follows him. I miss feeling untouchable because of his magic. My own realm is no longer my home. But how can I live with the guilt of vanishing again? It will kill my parents, especially my mom. She just won’t understand. No one will. I can’t tell them about Nimbus. They already think I’m crazy. I have my own psychologist picking and prodding my brain. It doesn’t matter how much they question me. I’ll never tell them about the magic. I find myself wondering about Lydic, how he’s been and what it would be like to see him again—and then I do.  

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sarapic2 Sara V. Zook is a paranormal/fantasy writer. She is the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, Evanescent: Book 1 in The Sempiternal Series, Reminiscence: Book 2 in The Sempiternal Series, Six Guns, and A Magic Within. She lives in Pennsylvania with her 3 small children and husband. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaraVZook Website: http://authorsaravzook.blogspot.com/ Twiiter: @SaraVZook Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6450481.Sara_V_Zook?from_search=true
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Friday, February 27, 2015

#FREE #BOOK: Romancing Redemption by Bonnie R Paulson

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Facing a life of prostitution or homelessness, Rosie Scott must make a choice centered on keeping her and her sister safe in the wilds of an unforgiving Montana land. With their background, the two girls need a fresh start.In Colby, Montana opportunities are as thick as needles on a pine tree. Savvy and independent, Rosie decides to take a chance and start a business, earning her the respect of many town residents.She catches the eye of two men. One interested in exploiting her past and one interested in redeeming her heart. But Rosie’s secrets and who she really is shadow her hopes for happiness. Can a man love her most when her past refuses to leave?

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RR2Front Desperate to find her place in the world, Sara Beth dreams of applying for the Miss Wrangler Montana competition that tours with the rodeo circuit. Riding horses has become her anchor until a near fatal accident takes more from her than she’d ever willingly sacrifice. Determined to prove his business training, Johnny seeks out the Rourke family to call in an old favor. When he embroils himself in Sara Beth’s life, he has to prove they’re nothing more than friends. Seeking independence, both Sara Beth and Johnny lean on each other more and more, until love threatens their friendship. Will they seek out each other or be confused by their dreams? Can either of them leave their past and embrace their future?  

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resistingredemption With her heart at war with her mind, Lisa’s need to chase dangerous fun over boring responsibilities tugs at her emotions. Love is the last thing she expects to find, especially with her past revolting against her future. The only love Ryan’s heart has room for is for his motherless son. But, when he finds himself yearning for Lisa, Ryan has to convince himself and her that he’s all the thrill she’ll ever need. Will Lisa’s past destroy their future before either of them can accept the true meaning of love?  

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BonnieBonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane. Follow on:

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

#REVIEW: Dictating Death by Bonnie R Paulson

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This book is not light reading. There are graphic scenes and there is not HEA. NOT intended for teens or young adults. Again, this is not light reading. Violence and craziness. You've been warned.***
Samantha wants to love him.Maria wants to kill him. Dr. Luke Lawson has no idea that the girl he’s dating has split personalities fighting to control her body. Samantha must keep Luke safe at all costs. If Samantha wins, Maria will die and disappear forever – taking Samantha with her. If Maria wins, Dr. Lawson will die and she and Samantha will move on to the next doctor – the next kill. But Luke is special. He could save Samantha from herself… but only if Samantha can save him.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is unlike any book I have read that has a character with Multiple Personality Disorder. This is hard reading. The warning is there for a reason but I will reiterate it: This book is not light reading. There are graphic scenes and there is not HEA. NOT intended for teens or young adults. Again, this is not light reading. Violence and craziness. You've been warned.
Yep, violence and craziness abound in this book about as prolifically as the snow in Boston right now, and just like the snow in Boston too, it's cold and dirty and not going away any time soon. But! This book is amazing. The author has done such an incredible job of getting into the minds and personalities of Maria and Samantha, their likes and dislikes, making them roommates who just so happen to occupy the same mind and body.
Is this true of a person with MPD? I have no clue, but it's a wonderfully gruesome portrayal. It delves into the whys and hows of the existence of Samantha and Maria, and how they struggle with their existence as two completely different people. This book is heartbreaking in that you root for all the characters....Maria for her vengeance, Samantha for her need of a normal life, and Luke, who just wants to find someone to share his life with.

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#COVER REVEAL: Say Something by TA Roth




Releasing - March 26
Chemistry
What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
Magnetism
We had it in spades…
My body was drawn to hers the moment she set foot into the room.
What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Do you do nothing?
Or
Do you Say Something?

Synopsis
22 year old Ari Munoz is used to keeping men at arms’ length.  So when her best friend Vonne guilts her into going to a frat party, she couldn't think of a worse way to spend a Thursday night.  That's until she sparks the interest of love’m and leave’m Ben Rodriguez. The electricity she feels when they lock eyes is something she's never felt before.

22 year old Ben Rodriguez has it all.  He's a football star, president of his fraternity, and well known ladies’ man. His endless pick of beauties, makes him the envy of all of his fraternity brothers.  So why are a pair of long legs and hazel eyes making him want to throw out all of his rules?
"This is hard."  She waves her hand between us.  I grab her hand, kiss the inside of her palm, and place it over my heart.  "It doesn't have to be.  I'm exactly where I want to be, and you’re the only person I want to be with. I just need you to trust me." – Ari & Ben

What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Say Something...
*This novel deals with adult themes and language.  18+ please.  
This is book 1 in a series and contains a cliffhanger.
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Meet the author
I am a wife, and mother of two funny and crazy kids.  I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.  When I’m not beautifying my clients as a stylist/makeup-artist at my day job you can find me reading, fangirling my favorite authors, or singing along to the radio.  A year ago, I got the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client, now friend, and something clicked.  My “what the hell” attitude kicked in and a year later, here I am.  
Say Something… is my debut novel in the Speak Series.





#BLITZ and #GIVEAWAY: Time Winders by Blog Glatnek

 
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Title:   Time Winders
Author:   Blog Glatnek
Published:  March 17th, 2014
Publisher:   Stonetree Entertainment
Genre:  Sci-Fi
Content Warning:  Minor violence and sexual references
Recommended Age:  16+
Synopsis:  Tanya is a beautiful young Time Cop chasing criminals through Time. James is an 82-year old widower. How did these two get stuck together, tracking down a rogue agent? Is someone manipulating the outcome from the future? And what’s with the tea?
Find out how love, loyalty, and friendship can change everything you thought you knew about destiny, in Time Winders.
Excerpt:
“Uh, Tanya? Do you ever, I don’t know, run into yourself? In Time?” 
“Don’t be silly. There’s only one of me.”
 “But, that doesn’t make sense.”
 “The way it was explained to us was, there are multiple iterations of Time, but you are a singularity.” And that was that. But it was only half the equation.
 “Look, that brings up something. I get that you travel through Time (he thought of Time as an entity, now, something he could almost touch), but how do you travel through space? How did we go from California at midnight, to Flanders at noon?” She nodded. “I had to take a course in advanced temporal-fluidics, and it was still difficult to understand. It’s even harder to explain, but … let me use the analogy my professor used. “When we travel through Time, think of our toes as leaving the surface of the Earth. In fact, that’s why it was so easy for me to carry you along when you were struggling; Time itself pulls us along. Then, as we step, the Earth rotates beneath us. I choose when and where to touch down.” James sort of got it. He knew the Earth was roughly 24,000 miles around, so with 24 hours in a day you’re moving about 1,000 miles an hour. If you could theoretically float above the surface (without being flung at 1,000 miles an hour when you left), the planet would rotate beneath you. It would be like traveling at 1,000 miles an hour.

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About the Author:
Tanya, writing under pseudonym of Blog, is a female, living in Southern California. A biologist, writer and medical illustrator. Married.
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
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#BLAST and #GIVEAWAY: The Resistance by Alicia Michaels

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Series: The Bionics, Book 2
Author:  Alicia Michaels
Published:  March 10th, 2015
Publisher:  Crimson Tree Publishing
Genre:  NA Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Coarse language, mild sexual innuendo
Recommended Age:  16+
Synopsis:
All it takes is a spark…
Blythe Sol never would have thought she would become the face of the Restoration Resistance. Yet, that is just what has happened now that the battle lines have been drawn. With the movement sweeping the United States, the stakes are higher than ever as President Drummond continues to prove his dedication to the destruction of the Bionics and all who stand with them.
The flame has been ignited…
As anger and frustration among the American people reaches the boiling point, citizens begin to fight back, many showing their support for the Bionics… despite the personal costs to themselves. As protests turn violent, and people who once cowered in silence begin to fight back, the government continues its practices that fly in the face of the very principles the nation was founded upon.
The time has come to revolt …
Despite the many losses it has sustained, the Resistance stands strong, leading America into revolution and onward toward change. With an unlikely, ragtag family of misfits at its forefront, the Resistance stands, while a girl who lost everything continues to fight for a future that was once impossible, but may now be within her reach.
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EXCERPT from The Resistance by Alicia Michaels

The morning air is crisp and cool, the grass springy and damp beneath my feet. Droplets of water are refreshing against my bare calves as I run. My high ponytail swishes side to side, tickling the back of my neck. My chest rises and falls as I concentrate on breathing, filling my lungs with the cleansing autumn morning air. Dog lopes along beside me at a steady trot, his paws padding softly on the ground.
I have spent every morning of the last six weeks running from one end of Resistance Headquarters to the other. It spans exactly four miles. I appreciate watching the changing of the seasons each day, even if it is just a computer program. It’s nice to feel—in some ways—like we are still part of the world. When I’m on my morning run, just Dog and me, I can pretend that nothing has changed. I can almost imagine my Atlanta neighborhood with a park very similar to the one I’m running in, ringed in pine trees. I can imagine the crunching of dry pine needles beneath my feet, and smell their fragrance in my nostrils. There is no Resistance, no Restoration, and no evil president. The M.P.s have no cause to suspect a young girl out on a run with a dog, and they don’t spare her a second glance.
There is no Dax, confusing me with feelings of friendship intermixed with lust, longing, and love. There is no Jenica, staring distantly with dead eyes, quietly mourning the loss of her baby, aborted out of necessity because of the cruel nature of our society. There is no Olivia, whose night terrors now rival mine, and whose rapidly thinning frame reminds me every day of how we failed her. There is no Gage…
Actually, even in reality, there is no Gage because he’s gone. He’s gone because I cast the deciding vote. Make no mistake—I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Reality is crueler than my fantasy. In reality, the Restoration is very much alive and in counterpoint, so is the Resistance. The M.P.s will never see me as just a girl. They fear me, what I am, and what I have the potential to become. In reality, Dax is here daily, a continuous reminder of my flaws and inability to love anyone completely, the way they deserve. In the real world, Olivia and Jenica are shells of their former selves. The former has sunk into herself and retreated from the world; the other lashes out at it with all the venom and malice she possesses.
No matter how much I want to try to imagine an alternate reality where things happened differently, I am always snatched back to the present. No matter how fast or hard I run, I cannot outrun Gage. His absence is more tortuous than his presence, when I’d thought it would be the other way around. I thought that by sending him away, I would finally be able to put my turbulent feelings behind me. Foolishly, I assumed that without having to look into those gorgeous blue eyes of his, I would no longer be a slave to my emotions when it comes to him. By cutting him out of my life, I could stop feeling so damned much. I liked it better when I was numb, when nothing fazed me because I’d built my walls and fortified myself against it all.

But then Dax kissed me and told me he loved me, and Gage made me feel like a normal person again. Together, they made me forget. But I don’t intend to forget again. I want to remember the pain that caused me to go numb, why I avoid these kinds of complications, and why I’m better off alone. At least, in my love life… I will always remember.

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About the Author:
Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. The mother of two and wife to an Army sergeant loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

#REVIEW: The Franciscan by WR Park


Title: The Franciscan
Series: The Franciscan Trilogy #1
Author:  WR Park
Published Date: October 23, 2014
Publisher: Create Space
Format: paperback
Pages: 348
ISBN: 978-1500610067
Genre: fiction
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Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 2 stars

Synopsis: “The pope is not infallible.” When the newly elected Pope Francis utters this bold and unprecedented statement, he captures the attention of the world’s population. His reforms leave no corner untouched as he strips away the mask so long held before the face of the papacy. Bringing with him and open-minded candor rarely seen by public figures – he’s an inspiration to his followers – and a threat to those who oppose him.

“When I penned this novel about a fictitious Pope Francis fourteen years ago, I never envisioned that a future pope would select the name, Pope Francis I. This novel’s Pope Francis is a bold and courageous pope whose sweeping reforms reversing ancient
Vatican edicts place his life in grave danger. The world can only hope and pray that today’s Pope Francis, as bold as he is, will be fruitful in his endeavors and have a lengthy and healthy reign,” said WR.PARK.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Let’s start from the outside and work our way in. It is rare for me to say anything about the cover, but as soon as I got the book, it pleaded with me to say something. The entire cover needs to be redone. Get rid of all the quotes on the front cover, clean it up and it would look much better, keep it simple. Putting quotes on the front cover about how good the book is, doesn’t make it better. Keep it to the inside jacket cover, please, if you absolutely need them.
Let’s move onto the storyline. This is actually pretty good, and it is a similar plot to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code , meaning, there’s an archeologist, a pope and lots of intrigue running around Vatican City. At that point, the similarities end, entirely. The storyline action took probably up till perhaps a little past the halfway point in the book to really pick up in intensity and hook me to where I didn’t focus on the problem I will underline below.
The problem that I have with the book is a very basic one: the author’s writing style. All of the action, the entire plot is through the conversations. This leads to very two dimensional characters that seem to know everything and everybody, and very chatty scenes. This is definitely not my favorite method of getting the storyline across. This also leads to the fact that the storyline is in Vatican City, in the heart of Rome, and I still don’t know what it looks like.

Overall, a rather frustrating read for me.
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