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Thursday, September 18, 2014

#PROMO: Fated by Delisa Lynn





Title: Fated
Author: Delisa Lynn
Genre: Erotica Romance
Released Date: June 25th 2014
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Synopsis:


Zander Kelly, has always had his eyes set on the one girl he had known all of his life, Audrey Ridge. She gave him feelings he never thought possible. Knowing she didn’t want a relationship, he did what he did best… he used other girls as a vice to try and keep her out of his head. But there were times that thoughts of her would creep back in without anything he could do about it. Leaving home and heading to NYU was his escape route.
He thought if being away from her wasn’t enough, working, attending classes, and sleeping with all the wrongs girls would be. A year later, the girl he has been trying to forget walks back into his life by enrolling at NYU and becoming his new roommate. Everything was smooth sailing until one night he almost put their friendship on the line by baring it all on her. Would telling her how he truly felt ruin their friendship forever or would it bring these two together once and for all?
Audrey Ridge has been in love with Zander Kelley since she was a teenager. Thinking she was nothing more than his friend she started dating someone else. When her relationship took a turn, she found herself escaping to NYU after graduation. Finding her roommate was going to be none other than Zander Kelley himself, she was thrilled! But one drunken night changed everything. Secrets she kept from Zander may just ruin her chance of ever being with him.
Can their love conquer everything they have been through and bring them to the life that is fated for them or will the amount of time passed cause them to miss their chance again?

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About Delisa Lynn:


My name is Delisa Lynn, I grew up in Columbus Ohio. I’m currently residing in Western New York, where I work as a Medical Assistant. I love music, all generations, I do have a soft spot for country and 80’s hair bands. My favorite season is fall, I love the weather that time of the year, watching the leaves change and most of all being able to watch football. Go Bucks!! I am also a 49ers fan and New York Yankees fan. My favorite color is pink, not baby pink hot pink. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, we’ve been together going on nineteen years, sometimes I can’t stand him but I wouldn’t trade him for the world. I love you Jay. Our baby is a five year old spoiled Yorki named Sophie and yes she thinks she is human..
I’ve always had a passion for reading and writing. I have very vivid imagination and have always felt I should express it in writing. But I took a different career path, I worked in retail photography for sixteen years. Then I chose to work in the medical field. Last year, I decided I was going to follow my dream and write a novel. I never imagined it would turn into a series with eight books. I’m so glad it did, because I love it. When I’m not writing you can find me snuggled with my hubby watching a movie, or cuddled in the corner of the couch with my fur baby reading.
I hope you all enjoy reading my books as much as I did writing them.

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Embracing Love Book 1: Amazon US:http://tinyurl.com/mqxtvgx
Borrowed Book 2: Amazon US:http://tinyurl.com/ks4zjr8
Embracing Us Book 3: Amazon US:http://tinyurl.com/lovltuw

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#PRE-ORDER and #REVIEW: The Praefortis by MR Ferguson

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The Praefortis by M.R. Ferguson

Praefortis - MichelleZoe Masterson always felt like an outsider. She’s different from everyone else in her rural West Virginia town: destruction and mayhem follow her around like a rabid dog. After a mysterious fire leads to a death, Zoe ends up in what looks like a mental hospital—but is it?

At Weston State Hospital, she discovers that the world as she knows it is an illusion. So much more exists beneath the surface of life: races of people, Guardians, Assassins. . .and the one person she is destined to love forever, all caught up in a battle for control of this hidden world that could cost her the people she loves most.

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RATING: 4 stars

Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a one day read for me. From the very first page, when we meet Zoe and realise something is very off about her. Not only does she get into trouble with the law because of her unique, untapped abilities, but now it looks like she has the equivalent of MIB or the FBI after her.
The author does such a good job of writing the characters I couldn't help but love Zoe and her spunky attitude. When she finally realises the truth and accepts it about herself, it brings about a softer side of her.
The relationship between her and her Guardian was a little contrived, I couldn't really feel the emotion between them. When she found out about her true birthright, iot was a struggle to see how this is going to play out in the future. It was interesting to see the dynamic between Zoe and her birth parents, to see how the trust slowly formed as the book progressed.
Overall, it was a good book that kept me reading all day, and finishing it the same day, but some of the relationships between the characters were two dimensional and strained.

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 About M.R. Ferguson 


 M. R. Ferguson has a passion for the paranormal that influences her writing and photography. Believing that anything can be possible gives her a sense of adventure, pushing her stories to a place her readers dare not venture on their own. "Dare to believe" is her motto, which stands to reason as she lives in a haunted house with her three dogs, cat and cockatoo. Wishing that fall would last all year, she plans for football season, Halloween and cooler temperatures as soon as June hits.

#REVIEW and #GIVEAWAY: The Blue Effect by Rose Shababy

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TheBlueEffect  Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and a quick wit. Night after night she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside. When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops on its axis… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts. Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity, each with amazing powers of their own. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences while pitting their powers against injustice. Then the group discovers the existence of a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers, and his sights are set on Blue. But Blue and her unique gifts are not only his target, they are also the key to defeating him and saving them all. Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

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RATING: 3 stars

Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Blue is coasting through life, without ambition, without a family, having been through a pretty crappy childhood. During early adulthood, she's gone from crappy job to crappy job, getting the jobs based only on her looks. Suddenly she meets Kasey, and just as suddenly, she can stop time, and she is introduced to a band  of misfits just like herself who have varied and unique "abilities". 
The writing itself is good. In the beginning, I kept swinging from pity for Blue, to annoyance that she would waste her life away, to hope that she could find a place that she would fit in and use her abilities for good. That's all anyone really needs, a way to use their talents for the greater good.
I found the dialogue to be rather choppy and difficult to get into. The characters seemed to be kind of flat for me, a little too two dimensional. I wasn't able to really dig deeply into Blue as I would have liked to. The storyline was a great premise, but it could have been so much better of the characters were more fleshed out.

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The best debut novel I’ve read in years. Blue is the type of unique, honest, protagonist usually only experienced in Stephen King novels. The Blue Effect was part Fight Club, part X-Men and sucked me in from the very first chapter to the very last word. Powerfully written with a compelling plot and wicked antagonist. Couldn’t ask for anything more – except the sequel! – Robert Dugoni, NY Times Best Selling Author My Sister’s Grave

About the author:

roseRose Shababy and her family reside in eastern Washington State. Rose grew up in the Northwest but swears she’s going to move to warmer climates someday. She’s claimed this for over 20 years, however, and has yet to move more than 75 miles away from her mother. Rose has a deep love of all things Star Trek and yearns to travel the heavens, as well as an intense desire to be bitten by a radioactive spider. Unfortunately she sucks at science and math so she hasn’t been able bring her dreams to life, instead living vicariously through books, comics, television and film. She hopes to someday make a million dollars so she can afford to buy her way to the international space station, but she’d settle for being able to fly around the world and leap tall buildings in a single bound. Rose also loves to cook and worked for years in a gourmet Italian grocery and deli where she learned to hone her skills. She prepares culinary masterpieces for her family, but fervently wishes the dishes would wash themselves. Especially now that her dishwashers/children are nearly grown and only one still lives at home. Rose likes to use her free time wisely. For instance, she likes to daydream, will often read for hours until she falls asleep on the couch with an electric blanket and a warm tabby cat curled up on her hip, as well as spending cozy weekend days watching Syfy movies like Sharknado and Mega Piranha with her husband. If Rose were a cartoon animal, she’d prefer to be a wise old owl or a sleek and sexy jaguar, but in reality she’d probably be a myopic mole with coke-bottle glasses.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#REVIEW: NIV Once A Day Bible Chronological Edition

Title: NIV Once A Day Chronological Bible
Series: none
Author:  none
Published Date: October 31, 2011
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: paperback
Pages: 1280
ISBN: 9780310950950
Genre: Bible
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Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis: The NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition organizes the New International Version Bible---the world’s most popular modern-English Bible---into 365 daily readings placed in chronological order. This softcover edition includes a daily Scripture reading followed by a short devotional thought written by the staff at the trusted ministry Walk Thru the Bible.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a Bible specifically broken into 15 minute daily increments, that puts the Bible into chronological order. Since they are in chronological order, you will find jumping around in this Bible. For instance, day 60 has Psalm 90: 1-17. This is the first time you are introduced to the Book of Psalms. On day 103, there are Psalms 11 and 59. This does make it more difficult to find a specific verse in the Bible, if this is what you want to do, as it doesn't follow the normal format of a Bible. You really need to search the index to find a specific verse, like Romans 12:3.
Before the daily readings start, there is a section which I highly enjoyed, and plan to chew on more, called Getting to Know God. There are some things in there that I question, like "Choosing to receive Jesus is a 'once-for-all' decision". It's not something that the reader can and should skim through.
The reflections that follow each daily reading are a little harder to understand than I expected. I feel like they were more like mini sermons that would get you thinking more about what you just read.
Overall, I'm still choosing which I should read next year, either this one or the NIV Once A Day Bible for Women.

#REVIEW: NIV Once A Day Bible for Women

Title: NIV Once a Day Bible for Women
Series: none
Author:  none
Published Date: April 8, 2012
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: softcover
Pages: 1312
ISBN: 9780310950943
Genre: Bible
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Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: This softcover Bible encourages you in your commitment to grow in your relationship with God through daily Bible reading. With Scripture text from the most popular modern-English Bible, the New International Version, this Bible is arranged into 365 daily readings, making it easy to read at your own pace. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a Psalm or a Proverb, followed by a short devotional thought specifically written for women.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a Bible specifically broken into 15 minute daily increments, with three readings each day. One from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from either Psalms or Proverbs. Each day does follow the one previous to it, so today you won't be reading the 8th chapter of John and tomorrow, reading the first chapter of Revelation. This does make it more difficult to find a specific verse in the Bible, if this is what you want to do, as it doesn't follow the normal format of a Bible. But, on the other hand, there is a canonical index, so if you know you're looking for Romans chapter 12, verse 3, then you can find it there.
Before the daily readings start, there is a section which I highly enjoyed, and plan to chew on more, called Getting to Know God. There are some things in there that I question, like "Choosing to receive Jesus is a 'once-for-all' decision". It's not something that the reader can and should skim through.
The reflections that follow each daily reading I didn't find were specifically women oriented. I feel like they were more like mini sermons that would get you thinking more about what you just read.
Overall, I'm still choosing which I should read next year, either this one or the Chronological Once A Day NIV Bible.

#BLAST and #GIVEAWAY: MS Madness by Yvonne DeSousa

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mscover-halfYvonne deSousa’s diagnosis of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis came with an insightful declaration from a new doctor (“MS Sucks”) and a brother’s helpful advice (“You could totally get one of those handicapped parking plates now”). What followed was a year of MS-adventures: “accidentally” kicking an officious male doctor in the crotch, becoming an undercover agent to pay for medication made from Chinese hamster ovary cells, discovering the amazing effects of legal speed, and battling her arch-nemesis, the dreaded food group-vegetables. Throughout her MS journey, Yvonne learned how to use humor to find acceptance in her diagnosis and how to smile in the face of chronic illness. Life with multiple sclerosis can be daunting, but Yvonne shares her giggles at the bizarre world she has unwittingly entered and the new perspectives it has given her on life. MS Madness! makes us realize that with a sense of humor, we can survive anything. “MS Madness! A ‘Giggle More, Cry Less’ Story of Multiple Sclerosis combines defiance with humor, the secret weapon of the sick. Laughter has carried me a greater distance than conventional medicine ever will. In the end, attitude drives well being.” -Richard M. Cohen, NY Times best-selling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places

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yvonneAuthor Bio Yvonne deSousa has worked as a street sweeper, a shell seller, a babysitter, a candy peddler, and a guest house manager, all before the age of sixteen. Later on she worked as a waitress, sales clerk, library assistant, victim’s advocate, and at the front desk of a doctor’s office. Two years before Yvonne’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a relative volunteered her to write an article for a local newspaper. Little did she know it was the beginning of a writing career. When MS threatened to turn her into a lunatic, she started writing more frequently and quickly discovered that writing about the insanity that is MS was helping to keep her sane. Her work has appeared on CapeWomenOnline.com, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Finding My Faith and Something On Our Minds, Volumes 1 and 2. Yvonne also writes a weekly blog on www.yvonnedesousa.com the website that uses a giggle stick to beat up on MS. Since finishing MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis, she has started presenting programs designed to help others use humor to help cope with chronic illness. Yvonne enjoys writing, laughing, and resting. She lives by her personal mottos, “how you deal affects how you feel” and “my MS is not your MS and your MS is weird!” Contact her at Yvonne@yvonnedesousa.com
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Monday, September 15, 2014

COVER REVEAL: A Fighting Chance by Annalisa Nicole





Title: A Fighting Chance
Author: Annalisa Nicole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29th 2014
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Max “Slick” Jones has never led an easy life. He’s rough, hardened and tatted on the outside and never once thought that he deserved to be loved. Despite his upbringing, he’s dedicated his life to helping others. When his old friend Asher Wellington calls upon his services, he drops everything knowing he has a lifetime of debt to fulfill to this family. But, what he didn’t expect was to meet Chloe.
Chloe Peters grew up in a privileged, picture perfect life with amazing parents and her twin brother, Kyle. She and Kyle were living out their lifelong dream until one second, one moment in time changed everything and sent her into a tailspin she thought she could never recover from.
Will the exchange of deep dark pain in the eyes of two hardened souls open the door to a happily ever after?
Can Max show Chloe that there can be life after Tragedy? Can Chloe show Max that he is worthy of Love?
Sometimes the hardest person to forgive, is yourself.

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About Annalisa Nicole:

I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom.
I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoy writing. Today I am a self-published author and it has been an amazing journey.

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Take A Chance- Running into Love Book 1: Amazon US:http://amzn.to/MC6enL Amazon UK:http://amzn.to/1fnsHOQ
I'll Take A Chance- Running into Love Book 2: Amazon US:http://amzn.to/1hk8JW3 Amazon UK:http://amzn.to/1hrSR2L
Second Chance- Running into Love Book 3: Amazon US:http://www.amazon.com/Second-Chance-Running-Into-Love-ebook/dp/B00KQ1D7MQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410562172&sr=8-1&keywords=Second+Chance+Annalisa+Nicole

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