Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: Dark Seraphine By KaSonndra Leigh

Dark Seraphine (Seraphine Trilogy, #1) Title: Dark Seraphine
Series: Seraphine Trilogy #1
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: The TriGate Group
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 277 pages

Publication Date: October 19th 2012

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Book Description From Goodreads:

"Mom always says the angels walk among us. She forgot to tell me that sometimes they're not all fluffy and nice."

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Wood has seen people he calls the walkers since he was a baby. It didn't take long for him to realize something…no one can see these strangers but him. They never stuck around or tried to touch him. And they never said a word. That was until one day on the first day of class in his senior year when an incredibly gorgeous girl strolls into his life…and things are never the same again.

Soon Caleb realizes he has stepped into the middle of a growing conflict between two ancient groups. And his ability to see the invisible ones, the half-breeds that want to modify the human race, just might be the only hope both he and the mysterious, but infuriating, Gia, have of making it out alive.

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Caleb Wood is a seventeen year old boy who lives in New Burn, North Carolina. When Caleb was a child he almost drowned in the ocean close to where he lives. Ever since he almost drowned he has seen what he calls walkers (no they are not zombies) his mother calls them angels. Caleb is the only one that can see them. They have never spoken to him and have never bothered him. They just show up every now and again.

On his first day of his senior year a new girl walks into his class room. This new girl Gia is a walker something about her being here is different this time. The difference is that everyone can see her and she talks to Caleb. She pops in and out whenever she takes a notion and in the most mortifying times. Caleb calls her his stalker/walker. He doesn't know who or what she is but he does like her a lot.

Caleb starts seeing these men in black he doesn't have clue as to who they are or what they are nor even what they want from him. Why have they just started showing up now? Why has he not seen them before?

A cheerleader Erica likes Caleb and breaks up with her boyfriend so she can start going out with him. Caleb wonders what she sees in him and why she wants to be with him. She is very popular and a pretty girl. But hey he's a guy and the reason doesn't matter to him all he knows and cares about is she wants him. He likes Erica but he cares more for Gia only thing is he doesn't know if she is real or not.

KaSonndra Leigh knows how to write a story that will keep you guessing and wondering right up until the end. She throws in mystery and mystery that keeps you turning those pages. I was like whom and what is Gia? What does she want from Caleb? Who are these men in black? What do they want from Caleb? Who is Caleb? What is Caleb?

If you like a good "who done it" story then Dark Seraphine is just the book for you. It keeps you guessing all through the book. You think you have it all figured out and then you are like what? No way. When she unveils the ending and slams it in your face it will surprise you big time. But hey I loved it!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Tour: Broken Flight By Elle J Rossi

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Broken Flight
(Angels of Punishment #1)
by Elle J Rossi

Anna James never planned on dying at age nineteen or ending up somewhere other than heaven. Five years later, her heart is still on Earth with her soulmate Grey, while the rest of her struggles to survive in Beyond. Not quite heaven and a lot like hell, Beyond is a proving ground where only the strongest souls are allowed to move on. With no way out, Anna keeps her head down and plays by the rules… Until she learns Grey is about to die.

Grey Wilson would give anything to go back and stop the accident that ripped Anna from his arms. But when Anna appears on Earth again, he quickly realizes things can never be as they were. Death and Beyond have changed her; brought out the dark side and dimmed her inner light. Before they can even revel in this semblance of a miracle, Grey and Anna find themselves in the middle of an angelic civil war where sabotage and danger lurk around every corner.

Anna's dark side is exactly what Azrael - the leader of the Angels of Punishment - craves. When Azrael lays out his demands, Anna will have to make the biggest decision of her life.

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My Review

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Anna is an angel who lives in Beyond which is not exactly Heaven. There are different levels in Heaven and Beyond is like a layover. Each level has its own leader. There are others who want to lead at the highest level and will challenge the leaders. These are angels but it is just like people who want to be in charge you know the top dog. It's like saying I am the best. Or you do want I say.

The angel Azrael is the leader of Beyond but wants to be the top dog at the highest level. He is also the top Angel Of Punishment or AOP. He will do whatever it takes and use whoever to get there. Azrael likes to play mind game with his angels. His AOP's or domion's as Anna likes to call them are afraid of him and jumps to do his bidding. They also walk around on egg shells around him. They do not want him to punish them. He has crimson wings and stands about or over two stories tall and wing span around 20 feet.

Then there is Sarafina or Sara. She reads minds but only at a certain distance. Sara loves punishing others and seeing their fear.

And then there is Michale who misses a girl Lyssa or maybe she is his wife who is still on earth. Michale loved/loves this girl a lot and only wants to be with her. He thinks about her a lot. Michale is not quiet like Azrael's other AOP's he is not as mean as they are but he will still jump when Azrael speaks.

Another one of Azrael's angels Zeke rides a horse his horse has tiny wings and can fly. Everyone wondered why Zeke rode a horse instead of flying? Zeke and his horse fought in battles together. When Zeke and his horse died they were fighting in the middle of a battle and enjoying it. Zeke and his horse both went down at the same time and never got up again. No one knows for sure what happened. Neither one had an injury. Why did they both die at the same time? Why did they not have any injuries? What caused them to die?

Last but not least we have the angel Raham who is a brown-noser. He sucks up to Azrael always trying to please him. I think Raham may just be like Azrael someone who likes to be in control and thinking that jumping to do what he is told and enjoying it will get him more brownie points than the others. He will be Azrael's favorite angel.

Azrale sent Anna and Grey who is still alive to find the sword of Peleus. The sword has magic and Azrael believes it will get him what he wants, to lead at the top level. Another angel Chrison a friend of Anna's tells Anna and Grey why he wants this sword. Grey is/was Anna's boyfriend her soulmate. When Anna and went to Beyond she was always breaking the rules and going back to earth to save Grey's life. After Anna's death Grey started doing all kinds of crazy stunts. He would do anything that put his life in danger he loved the adrenaline rush he got from all the crazy stunts. To him Anna's death was his fault and he was the one who ended her life to soon.

Anna and Grey's search for the sword of Peleus sent them to Oregon. They had to fly to get there because they were given a certain amount of time to find the sword and driving would take up too much valuable time. Anna is afraid to fly on a plane and Grey thinks this is funny because Anna is an angel. Grey ask her why she is afraid when she can fly or could before Azrael had Sara, Zeke and Michale rip her wings off her punishment for breaking the rules. Her answer it is a control thing. When she had wings it was up to her how far or how fast she went. If a plane crashed she would be stuck in a metal box and she couldn't bail out. She would just have to go with the flow.

I really liked all the characters in Broken Flight but I especially liked Anna. Anna didn't think about herself she wasn't selfish at all. Anna loved Grey more than anything more than her own life as they say. She would do anything to save Grey to keep him alive knowing that she was breaking the rules and would be punished. And no matter what the punishment was she go through it all over again and again to keep him alive. She would save him and be punished over and over as many times as it took.

It took me awhile to get into Broken Flight but it finally picked up and took off like a bat out of hades. I have not read many books about angels or fallen angels but Broken Flight is very different than all the other books about fallen angels in the way that they fall. It never said in the book that Anna was a fallen angel but she did have her wings ripped from her body. I know that in other books about fallen angels they still or most still have their wings but some do not.

If you like reading books about angels with a new twist on fallen angels then Broken Flight is the book for you. Maybe you just want a little romance of two people who are soulmates then Anna and Grey's story would be right up your alley.

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Elle J Rossi

Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She'd found a new love. She'd found her escape. Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she's creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn't get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn't have it any other way.

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Cover Reveal Book Blast: Chrysalis by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan‏



YA Paranormal Novel

Set to release Summer 2013

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About The Book:

After the war between Man and the Supernatural. The world settled back into a harmonious rhythm. Man and Preternatural existing side by side, building a society that was technologically advanced and beneficial to both kinds. Ruled by ThunderKins(Children of the Sun). But there was dissatisfaction in several of the Divisions one of Fire and the other Rain. (Fire) Division did not accept the rule of ThunderKin. The Thunderkin heir was targeted for destruction, believing this would cause the Thunderkin rule to be overthrown. So Chaos was birth and Chaos had a name….Ayda

Ayda Blackhawk was the beautiful, mysterious new girl at Eagle Ridge High School, in the Mountain Division of the New World, She was not there to make friends but to bring destruction. Her assignment? To kill the Thunderkin heir. But Ayda meets Adrian the ThunderKin leader, and through a twist of fate, the rules change which places Ayda, Adrian and their world at the cross roads to either destruction or redemption

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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a Young Adult/ New Adult author.

Her titles include a co-written work with Danny Jones calledReahket, her solo young adult novella series Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy and a contribution to the HerStory Anthology released March 08th2013(Pagans Writers Press)

She is also the producer/host of the online radio segment, IndieReview Behind the Scenes, where she and her co-host Jamie B Musings interview Indie authors and musicians.

Michelle has been married for seventeen years and has a fourteen-year-old daughter. A book lover, her favorite genre has always been paranormal adventures.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Tour: Intangible Series By J Meyers

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Intangible Cover photo IntangibleCover.jpg Title: Intangible
Series: Intangible # 1
Author: J. Meyers
Publication Date: January 31, 2012


Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret-she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they've helped those in need on the sly. They've always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they've always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke's ability? He's always right. And he can't do anything about it.

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Imaginable Cover photo imaginable.jpg Title: Imaginable
Series: Intangible # 2
Author: J Meyers
Expected publication Date: April 16, 2013


Twins Sera and Luke Raine's unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.

But Sera's healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can't control them yet.

Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers.

And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.

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Excerpt :


"Luke," Sera said, her eyes were slits, her hands on her hips.

"Sera," Luke said, doing his best to look innocent.

"Do not take my picture." She hadn't even reached up to try to get the tangles out of her hair yet, though he knew she had to be itching to do it.

"It won't work anyway," Fey said, as the last of the pixies departed. "You can't take pictures inside the Realm."

Luke lowered his phone, turned to her. "You mean it's not allowed?"

"No, I mean it's not possible," Fey said. "Pictures of this place won't show up in the Real world. They'll just be blank."

"Why?" Sera said. She was using her fingers now to untangle her hair.

"Because in the Real world, the Realm doesn't exist," Fey said. She reached up to help Sera with her hair. "Next time don't encourage them to gather," she said. "They cannot resist the call-flower pixies are very curious-and they're also a little mischievous as well."

"How was I encouraging them?" Sera said. "I was just standing here minding my own business. They came to me."

"Maybe Sera's a pixie magnet," Luke said.

"Not," Sera said, "helpful."

"Not," Luke replied, "trying to be." He watched her press her lips together and try to look grumpy, but she couldn't quell her laugh. It bubbled up out of her despite her efforts. Luke grinned.

Mission accomplished.

Character Interview - Sera:

Nancy: I would like to welcome Sera to The Avid Reader today. We are so glad you could join us.

Sera: Thanks, Nancy. I'm glad to be here.

Nancy: Sera, we know that you have the ability to heal. What is that like for you physically and emotionally?

Sera: I don't usually talk about this with anyone, you know other than Luke and other Gifteds, because it tends to freak them out. But I guess since you're not freaking, I can tell you. There's this light that I feel come down through my head and flow down my arms, through my hands, and into the person I'm healing. It feels really warm, sometimes even hot if the person is really hurt. It's amazing watching someone heal right before your eyes. I wish everyone knew what it was like.

Nancy: So tell us about Marc. What do you think the real reason for his leaving was? Do you think he was just using you or do you think he actually did love you?

Sera: Oh, Marc. I don't know. I don't really like to talk about him much. But after everything with the Shadows and Lilith…I think it was just too much. He didn't want that to be his life. Which I totally understand now. But I do think he cared, you know? I mean he came into the Shadowlands. That says something, doesn't it?

Nancy: What about Jonas? Now that Marc has left do you think you and Jonas may one day hook up? What are your feelings for Jonas?

Sera: Oh, boy. Wow. Jonas? I mean, who's going to see this interview? Does Jonas read your blog because I don't want him seeing this. Jonas. Yeah, he's…amazing, you know? He's just…god, you should see him in the Realm. Or, well, maybe you shouldn't. He's irresistible there. Oh my god, I can't believe I just said that. Luke is never going to let me live that down.

Nancy: How did you feel when you found out you and Luke were adopted?

Sera: That was huge, right? I guess a part of me was shocked and a part just thought it totally made sense. I mean, Luke and I are so different from our parents. I always thought that was just because we were twins-that our closeness made us feel different-but that's not all it was. And finding out that we really are different…well, it just fit. I understood that.

Nancy: How did you feel towards Fey when you found out she was keeping secrets from you and Luke?

Sera: Honestly, it hurt at first. But she had to do it, and I get that. I mean, it's kinda like how Luke and I keep secrets from Mom. She doesn't know what we can do because she'd freak. She wouldn't believe us. And so we don't tell her. Just like Fey.

Nancy: How is Luke handling Fey and her secret? Do you think that Luke and Fey will admit to how they feel about each other? To themselves and or to each other?

Sera: Oh, now here's something we can talk about! Luke has been drooling over Fey forever-not that he's said much, but he doesn't have to. I know him. And I think he's ready to take that next step with her. At least I hope so. I'm all for it-I think they'd be great together.

Nancy: When you are not healing people or trying to stay alive what do you like to do?

Sera: Oh, I like hanging out with my friends, getting coffee or tea at Muddy Waters. And I paint. A lot. And read.

Nancy: What are your plans for the future? College? A family of your own one day?

Sera: Wow, um, yeah. College and a probably a family. That's still so far away, but I hope so.

Nancy: If you do go to college. What do you plan on majoring in?

Sera: I'm thinking about art, but I know I should have a fallback. Except I don't really want one. I just want to paint and draw.

Nancy: What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream?

Sera: Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie (with chocolate sprinkles, of course).

Nancy: Do you and Luke ever argue like other siblings?

Sera: Oh boy, when we get mad at each other…yeah, it's not pretty. But, I don't know, we never stay mad. We get over it right away, I guess because it's always seemed like the two of us against the world.

Nancy: What is your favorite class in school?

Sera: Art, of course. But I also like English too.

Nancy: Thanks for visiting with us today Sera. Whatever you decide for your future we hope you are happy. We have really and truly loved reading about your adventures and hope to read more. All you guys stay safe and well.

Sera: Thanks, Nancy. It's been really nice talking with you, too. :-)

About the Author:

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j. meyers grew up in Vermont, spent three years in Germany when she was a kid, and now lives in Central New York. When she's not reading or writing, she's chasing after her four kids, exploring the outdoors with her family, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. She's the author of Intangible, Intuition, Indomitable, and upcoming Imaginable, due out in April 2013.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Book Tour: Born in Flames By Candace Knoebel

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Series: Born in Flames Trilogy Book #1
Author: Candace Knoebel
Publication Date: September 6, 2012


Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother's doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn't explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she's ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she's running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?


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Excerpt Three:

From Chapter 3

As I walked Mr. Creepy to the door and went to lock it behind him, his arm shot out and grabbed onto my wrist in a sumo death grip. The pupils to his eyes went white, churning the building fear in my stomach. His grip tightened. And then he spoke: "Of dragon born, a conqueror prevails. The chosen one fated to protect the dying race. Third of three deemed protector to the progeny. The other marked for revenge. The book of life pages turn yet unwritten. The canvas to your mortal soul. The connection to your immortal enemy. A death will come to He that breaks the barrier."

A flash of white so bright it nearly blinded me shone through his eyes while he spoke, and then he blinked them back to normal. That sound of his voice, the sound of a thousand voices speaking through one, resounded in my head.

"Let GO of me!" I yelled. Fenn was already behind me, circling his arm around my waist and yanking the guys grip off of me. He shoved the guy back, moving to close the door, but I stopped him, my heart beating wildly against my chest.

"Don't," I cried out, shoving Fenn out of the way as I rushed to face Mr. Creepy again. A better time to get answers couldn't have slapped me in the face any harder.

"Who are you?" I asked, breath rushing out of me while holding the door open. Mr. Creepy stood still, eyes unmoving.

"Rory, get back, he's dangerous. Didn't you see what just happened? Don't do this," Fenn pleaded. I jerked my head around to face him, scrunching my eyes in annoyance, and said, "Just give me a minute."

He huffed and then stepped back, clearly angry with me.

I turned to Mr. Creepy. "You can't just waltz in here, stalk me all day, then go all prophet on me and not explain who you are and why you are doing this to me." I grabbed his pasty arm and pulled him back into the restaurant. Everyone had left so I figured this was the best place to confront him. "So again I ask, who are you?"

I crossed my arms and waited, impatiently tapping my foot as the silent seconds seemed to drag on forever.

His chest puffed up. "I am the answer to your questions." He stuck his chin out. "And here you stand so defiant and demanding answers while you should be questioning who you are."

I stepped back towards Fenn, seeking that protected feeling he always gave off, as the reality of what Mr. Creepy had said hit home.

"Why do you think I stopped you?" My eyes fell to the floor. "Obviously because I do question who I am," I rushed out. "Instead of mocking me, why don't you try explaining? The pendant…your eyes…my eyes…my strange abilities with fire. Why is all of this happening?" I asked boldly.

"Because you are the progeny, the chosen one," he answered, pausing to let it sink in. I took a step back.

"The progeny? To what? What am I chosen for?"

Author Interview:

The Avid Reader: What inspired you to write Born in Flames?

Candace Knoebel: I had previously thought of the idea back in 2007, but never tried to sit down and write. Probably because I didn't think I could. It came back to me in 2009 after I finished a series that left me feeling empty when complete. I didn't want to read anything else for awhile and for some reason, the idea popped back up and I figured I would write some of it down. At that point in time I had no idea that it would shape into a novel, thusly changing my goals in life.

The Avid Reader: When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Candace Knoebel: I was 22 when I wrote my first novel (this novel). Before that, I had never considered myself a writer. I loved writing, I just didn't know that I could make a career out of it. But when the idea struck me for this trilogy, it struck hard and I couldn't resist writing it. When it was complete, the feeling inside of me was one that I would forever be addicted to.

The Avid Reader: What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

Candace Knoebel: I was around 11. I was given the first novel in the Harry Potter series and was hooked from then on to reading.

The Avid Reader: What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

Candace Knoebel: Young adult, anything fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, new adult…I guess I will try to read anything.

The Avid Reader: What is your favorite book?

Candace Knoebel: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Avid Reader: You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Candace Knoebel: J.K. Rowling because she was my first novel and her words and world was so believable and real. It was magic.

The Avid Reader: If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

Candace Knoebel: Oh man, I'm not sure I would. I love where I am at right now. I think going back would be not only a culture shock, but confusing.

The Avid Reader: When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

Candace Knoebel: I think it has its ups and downs. Most days it flows pretty easily, but I am prone to writers block just like anyone else. It all depends on the day, my mood, what point in the story I am at, and what is happening in my life at that moment.

The Avid Reader: Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

Candace Knoebel: Lol, yes I do! I have a dog and two cats. My dog's name is Lily and she is a beagle/hound mix we rescued from the pound. My two cats are males, Cleotus and Jasper, and were rescued from the mall. Strangely, they all get along.

The Avid Reader: What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Candace Knoebel: Any form of Spanish food is my favorite. I could eat it every single day.

The Avid Reader: Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Candace Knoebel: Take in the good and ignore the bad. You can't please everyone and don't expect to. It's just the way the world works. Also, don't give up. If you want it, don't let opinions sway you from your dream. Your dreams are all you have.

About the Author:

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Candace Knoebel had dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side.

Growing up alongside the Harry Potter series, Candace found herself missing the epicosity of a story that pulls you in and won't let you go. In 2009, she began dreaming up characters that would mold her first novel. Through lunch breaks and late nights, after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. She found her calling in life and knew this was more than dancing could've ever meant to her.

Once complete in 2010, she began the grueling process of finding a publisher. With relentless determination, she was finally able to realize her dream in December of 2011 when 48fourteen offered her a publishing contract. With a HUGE yes and a happy dance, she continues her Trilogy.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Book Tour: Absolution By Susannah Sandlin

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The Penton Legacy, Book 2

Susannah Sandlin

Paranormal Romance

Release date: October 9, 2012

Publisher: Montlake Romance


307 pages

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal.

A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner-a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal's political machinations and disappeared-only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side-or dead.

To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren's bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch-meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer-actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn't believe he deserves?

It's a town under siege, a powerful warrior in a battle with his past, and one woman who can make the earth move-literally-as the Penton Legacy continues.

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What was Matthias thinking, throwing a human woman in the cell with a vampire who'd been locked up and starved for over a month?

Mirren waited on the bench, his back against the wall, his head down. Waited until Matthias climbed the steps, slammed the door, clicked the dead bolt home. Waited until he could get control of the hunger that had begun raging the second the woman stumbled down the stairway. She was invaccinate, and he wanted nothing more than to take her, blood and body, until there was nothing left.

If he did that, he'd be no better than the version of Mirren Kincaid he'd tried so hard to leave behind. He'd be the Slayer again. His hands could too easily remember the mindless sweep of the sword, the heavy fall of the battle-ax, the controlled back-thrust of a heavy firearm. If the cold darkness ever fell over him again, he feared he'd embrace it.

"Mister, you awake?"

Shit. She would have to be a talker. Mirren hated a talky woman. They always expected you to talk back.

He raised his head slowly and caught his breath. She was young, maybe mid-twenties, and pretty in a rode-hard kind of way.

"Your eyes are silver-I've seen enough vampires since I was kidnapped to know when your eyes get lighter, it means you're hungry. But I've never seen any like yours. How long has it been since you ate? Umm…Make that how long since you drank?"

If the stupid woman kept walking toward him, he wouldn't be held responsible. "Stay where you are." He narrowed his eyes at her, thinking. How could she help him without sending his need so far over the edge he lost control of it?

She eeked when he shifted on the bench and turned his back toward her. "Untie me."

She stumbled a little when she reached the bench and sat hard. The woman was stoned out of her gourd. He could smell the drugs on her. "Your wrists are all torn up. That has to hurt." She sat on the bench behind him, and Mirren breathed in her scent with his eyes closed. Damn, but he wanted to feed so badly his muscles ached.

She muttered as she worked, her drug-addled fingers slipping off the rope. "You're so big that I'm surprised this rope could hold you. I should be able to…Let's see here, it's too dark. Man, this is funky rope."

"Stop yapping, start untying." She had that broad, soft Southern accent he found sexy, but she used it way too much.

"Yeah, yeah, okay." She tugged harder on the ropes, burning his sensitive wrists with each pull. "Sorry, sorry. Why is it burning your skin like that?"

Mirren growled and spoke through gritted teeth. "It's laced with silver, and I'm a freaking vampire. Just untie me." Damn, he had to get himself under control, or he'd scare the woman to death and she wouldn't finish freeing his arms or feed him either one.

"Well, you've got the funny eyes, but I don't see any fangs."

God help him, he'd show her some fangs. "I said I was a vampire. Now finish untying me."

Mirren twisted his wrists and felt the rope give way-the woman had gotten it loose enough that he didn't need her help.

"But wait, how do I know you-"

She gasped as Mirren pulled his wrists apart, popped the rope onto the cell floor, and shifted around to face her. "Can you…?" She paused and swallowed hard, edging away from him on the bench. Mirren's gaze dropped to her mouth. "Can you feed without killing me?"

Mirren nodded slowly. Maybe. Maybe not.

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

In Redemption book #1 of the Penton Legacy Aidan Murphy has set up his own little town in Penton, Alabama. A town where humans and vampires live together in harmony. There was a pandemic outbreak where most of the humans in the world died. The humans were vaccinated causing a shortage in the vampire's food supply. Vampires cannot feed from humans that has been vaccinated it will kill them. This is the reason Aidan set up his own little town. He took in humans that were down on their luck and had not been vaccinated. The humans came to live there of their own free will. Vampires needed unvaccinated blood and the humans needed a place to live. The humans that live in Penton are bonded to a vampire so that no other vampire can feed from them and to keep them safe.

Aidan's second in command Mirren Kincaid is taken hostage by Aidan's enemy Matthias Ludlam who just happens to be Will's father who is probably Aidan's third in command. Will figures out which one of his father's many homes that he more than likely took Mirren. Will goes alone to his father's home to rescue Mirren and bring him back to Penton. When he gets there and breaks Mirren out of the cell that Matthias has locked Mirren in he sees that Mirren has a girl locked in with him. Matthias kidnapped Glory Cummings to feed from her blood is pure and has not been contaminated. Matthias feeds from her and lets his buddies feed from her as well. When he can't get the info from Glory that he wants he has Glory locked in Merrin's cell thinking that he will feed from her and kill her with him being very hungry from not feeding in a long time.

Merrin at one time worked for the Vampire Tribunal as an executioner and known as the Slayer. Merrin got tired of killing for no reason and faked his own death for centuries. When Matthias found out that he was still alive he thought he could lock him up and talk him into coming back to work for the Tribunal as the Slayer. When starving him did not do any good he decided to put Glory in the cell with him thinking he would feed from her and kill her. If he killed her then it would change him and he would become the Slayer again. But what Matthias did not think about was the fact that the Slayer died a long time ago. Merrin may still be alive but the Slayer is dead.

Will rescues Merrin and Glory and takes them home to Penton. With Glory's background she decides to stay in Penton. Aidan tells Merrin that if Glory stays then he becomes responsible for her. Glory becomes Merrin fam and he bonds with her to keep her safe and to keep other vampires from feeding from her and killing her.

Matthias is very upset when he finds out that Merrin and Glory are gone. He wants Merrin to work for the Tribunal and his son back that he goes to Penton to get them back. Matthias plans on using Glory as bait to get Merrin back after he finds out that they are bonded. But he doesn't know how smart Glory is and what she can do. Will Merrin give in to his demands? Will his son; Will go with his father to be his lap dog? What is going to happen to Penton after Matthias makes his intentions clear?

I think Aidan is a very smart man to set up his own little town where he and his vampires can have their own food supply. Not only is he taking care of his vampires he is also giving humans a home. A home they would not have if it was not for him. Matthias is jealous of Aidan and his town. If he had thought of the idea first and created his own little world then he would probably think it was a good ideal. Matthias is someone who likes to be in control and wants everything his way.

Penton Legacy is full of twist and turns that will keep you turning page after page until the last page is turned. You just have to know what is going to happen next. This is the first vampire book I have read where if a human and vampire were bonded another vampire could not feed from them. I think this is a very cool for the vampire world. I loved Redemption and Absolution both and can't wait to read the third book Omega.

If you like vampire books then you are going to love the Penton Legacy. Absolution is written in such a way that you could read it first but I don't suggest it because you would be missing out on a lot of important things that happen in Redemption not to mention a good book.

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About the Author:

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Tour: Forbidden Trilogy By Kimberly Kinrade

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The Forbidden Trilogy

Title: The Forbidden Trilogy
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Series: The Forbidden Trilogy #1-3
Published: September 6th 2011
Genre: YA paranormal
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 250 pages

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"A thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!)." ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought.

Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love.

This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content. Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Sam can read minds she loves to paint and wants nothing more than to go to college to become an artist. Sam lives at her school Rent-A-Kid where they teach her how to use or control her para-power. While Sam reads minds her friends have different powers like walking through walls, being able to tell if someone is lying or one of her friends can make anyone like her or attracted to her. Well everyone except Luke and this frustrates Mary to no end.

Sam has been told all her life that when she reached the age of eighteen she could go out in world and live her life the way she wanted. But she learns that this is all a lie. No one is ever free from Rent-A-Kid. They told them that they were just taking care of them to keep them safe from the people on the outside. They teach them to keep their powers hidden from others.

When she turns eighteen she finds out that they have lied to them their whole lives. When they turn eighteen they are taken to another part of Rent-A-Kid and used as breeders. The girls are impregnated without being told. They are trying to make a baby with stronger para-powers.

Sam meets and falls in love with Drake when he connects with her in their minds. Drake can make people do what he wants them to do with his mind. Sam and Drake escape but they have to stay on the run and one step ahead of Rent-A-Kid. They want their baby and will do what they need to do to get her. But Sam has other plans no way will she let them have her baby.

Luke and Lucy along with some other kids at the school find a way out. But it is not easy with all the new security they have placed on the school since Sam and Drake escaped. They don't know who their friend is or who their enemy is. They have to depend on each other to stay alive and to keep from being taken for a ride a second time. They have to fight for their lives and their freedom.

The Forbidden trilogy is one fantastic set of books and Kimberly Kinrade is one awesome writer. I loved all three books in the series, Forbidden Mind book #1, Forbidden Fire book #2 and Forbidden Life book #3. I think they just kept getting better and better with each book. If you have not read The Forbidden Trilogy then this is one book you need to read if you like paranormal and even if you don't hey give it a try. Who knows you might just like it.

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Title: Forbidden Mind
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Series: The Forbidden Trilogy #1
Published: September 6th 2011
Genre: YA paranormal
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 250 pages

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49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can't. But I don't know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I'm a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It's my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he's not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake--from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance--to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as 'Rent-A-Kid.'

"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!" ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Sam lives on campus at the Rent-A-Kid School for people with para-powers. Sam can read minds. Sam is also an artist and has a black belt in martial arts. The Rent-A-Kids school rents Sam and her friends out to the rich people. They go on jobs or assignments for these rich people and use their para-powers for whatever they need or want.

Sam is seventeen years old and dreams of the day when she turns eighteen, graduates and can go to college to be an artist. The people at the school have always told them when they turned eighteen they could then leave the school and start their own lives. Sam and her friends Luke and Lucy, twins have always dreamed of this day. Although they have been happy at the school and the school has always provided for their needs. They have always lived at the school so they don't know what goes on in the outside world and therefore cannot know any different. They don't know that they are being used and held prisoner.

When Sam meets Drake or rather their minds link together she finds out that the Rent-A-Kids have lied to her and her friends. While Sam reads minds Drake controls minds. Sam has always been able to read minds but talking to someone in her head is something new for her. When Drake contacts her and asking for help she finds out that she has been lied too. Drake never lived at the Rent-A-Kid school. Drake lived in different foster home while growing up. Drake has always tried to keep his para-power hidden from everyone except his best friend Brad. Drake is a surfer and dreams of being a professional. Someone finds out about Drake's para-power and kidnapped him and takes him to a hospital and keeps him tied up.

Can Sam save herself? Can she save Drake? Will they both make it out alive? Does Sam and Drake meet? What do you think it would be like to meet someone you have only known in your mind?

I first fell in love with Kimberly Kinrade's writing when I read and reviewed all three of her novels in the Seduced Saga; Rose's Trilogy and loved them. After reading them I knew I then had to read The Forbidden Trilogy. Kimberly Kinrade is now one of my favorite authors. I loved the Secured Saga from the first page and now after reading Forbidden Mind it just keeps growing. I honestly don't know which I like the best. But if I had to choose one or the other I think it would probably be the Forbidden Trilogy no wait the Seduced Saga no, no, I don't know. All I know is that Kimberly Kinrade is one of the best writers ever.

I loved Sam, Drake, Luke, Lucy and all the characters in The Forbidden Trilogy. I loved that they had para-powers. But I don't think I would want to read anyone's mind because I would probably get my heart broke. I wouldn't want to be able to make someone do something they didn't want to do. That would be so wrong to invade someone's privacy like that. Wrong and immoral. I would think that having someone read your mind would be like being violated. But hey I really, really loved reading Sam and Drake's stories. I think everyone should read The Forbidden Mind.

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Title: Forbidden Fire
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Series: The Forbidden Trilogy #2
Published: March 27th 2012
Genre: YA paranormal
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 270 pages

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"She escaped, but she'll never be free."

"Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke--who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught--and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed...."

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren't free-not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it's only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can't undo. But will it be enough to save them?

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Sam and Drake have finally escaped from the Rent-A-Kid school and are on the run hiding from them. Meanwhile back at the school Luke, Lucy and the other kids there are all being treated like prisoners with guards posted around every corner. Drake wants to use his powers to help them but Sam is against it. She thinks it is not right to control someone's mind. She doesn't want to use her own powers either not since Drake used mind control on her when they escaped.

Luke, Lucy and some of the kids have formed a group to try and escape. They are making plans that will get them all out. Luke and Lucy are sent on an assignment they both think something is wrong it just doesn't feel right to them. They think that this will be their last assignment and that they will never return to the school.

Sam found out in Forbidden Mind that she could connect with Lucy by using her new powers. Their powers are growing and getting stronger. Lucy tells Sam what is happening at the school. Sam tries to help Lucy and Luke come up with a plan that will get them all out safely. Sam like Lucy can feel that something is about to happen but they don't know what it is. Sam finds out that she is carrying Drake's baby and she hasn't even met him yet well actually she learned this back at the school before they escaped.

Man I just love this series. I love that we get to get inside all of the characters heads and minds and know what each one is feeling or thinking. I really do love reading different pov's. Kimberly Kinrade knows how to make you see Sam's, Drake's, Lucy's and Luke's world through her eyes. She also knows how to make you feel what they feel if their happy then you are happy if they are sad then you are sad. You get lost in their world and forget that you world exist. Now on to the next book Forbidden Life.

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Title: Forbidden Life
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Series: The Forbidden Trilogy #3
Published: October 15th 2012
Genre: YA paranormal
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 396 pages

Buy Links: Amazon | B & N


The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam's baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.

My Review:

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Well Sam and Drake are back in Forbidden Life the final book of The Forbidden Trilogy with Sam about to pop with her and Drake's baby Ana. Drake has left Sam because she accidently took his powers from in Forbidden Fire. He thinks he can't protect Sam and Ana without his powers. Sam doesn't care about his powers she only cares about him. Drake is acting very childish by leaving Sam she when she is about to give birth to their baby. Run away instead of facing up to your responsibilities. But you know Drake has his own things and ways of dealing with them. He hurt Sam very much by leaving but Drake doesn't know this he thinks he is doing what is best for her and the baby.

Sam has to hide from the Rent-A-Kids they want her and her baby because they will hold the strongest powers ever. I was very surprised to find out who was after Sam and Ana. I was worried for a while that Sam would not get out alive. I was afraid for Drake I felt real bad for him too. Sam has come to a point where she doesn't know who she can trust or not trust anymore. But she will do whatever it takes to save her baby and the ones she loves.

In Forbidden Life there is a new group of people that is trying to put a stop to Rent-A-Kids. And with this new group comes a new character Hunter whom Lucy strikes some spark with. Hunter is just as much a hero as Drake is in the end. I was real glad that Lucy found some to care about her like Sam did. I was so sad to see this series end. I would very much like to know more about Lucy and Hunter's relationship. Will they get together? What kind of life will Sam and Drake have now with a child that a lot of people want to get their hands on? What about Luke? Where are they all going from here? How strong is Ana's powers and what all can she do?


Forbidden Mind Author

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Tour: A Gift for Emily By J. P. Galuska

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Book Title: A Gift for Emily

Series: The Emily Stokes Series, Book #2

Author: J. P. Galuska

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Publisher: Self-pub.


Length: 67,000 words

A Gift for Emily


A Gift for Emily

A Gift for Emily picks up right where A Kiss for Emily leaves off. She is discovering that dating a ghost, solely composed of dense water molecules, has more challenges than she ever imagined. And when a bouquet shows up on the doorstep from an unknown suitor, life really gets complicated.

A Gift for Emily

The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

In A Kiss for Emily she was looking for that one special kiss. Emily had a boyfriend Alex but they broke up. Alex's dad killed himself which took Alex over the edge and into drugs. After all of this happing to her Emily's parents decide to move them to the country. Emily is not happy about the move at all. Until she meets a new guy named Sam. Sam and Emily start hanging out together mostly at Sam's place. Sam helps take Emily's mind off all of her problems of losing her boyfriend and having to move.

And now in A Gift for Emily she is still waiting on her special, romantic kiss. She wants Sam to give her that kiss but Sam is a ghost and tells Emily that they can't kiss because if they did it would bind their souls together and when the reaper came for him or more like found him to take him to hell then he would take Emily with him. There is no way Sam will ever let that happen he cares and loves her too much. Sam tells Emily that if he could still a body and take over that body then he could kiss her. But Emily is not sure about stealing a body because it is not right. Emily believes that it would be wrong and immoral for them to steal a body.

Emily starts receiving gifts from an unknown admire who when leaving a note with the gifts address them to the lovely Emily Stokes. At first I really thought I knew who was sending Emily the gifts but then more characters were introduced into the plot and I was like well I don't know who is stalking Emily now. Emily herself thought she knew who it was too but then at other times she was in wonder land trying to figure it out. All she knew was that her stalker had now involved her family. Emily was getting fed up with everything and everyone. She was getting mad about being stalked and not getting the kiss she wants. Emily is tired of sitting around and waiting for her stalker to come after her and her family she is ready to fight. Either way she could die and she figures she might as well go down fighting.

A Kiss for Emily and A Gift for Emily are both very great reads. I like that Emily's boyfriend was ghost and the reason they could not kiss. Even if their souls didn't bond and she would be taken to hell with Sam how would you kiss a ghost anyway? I mean you can't touch him and they can't touch you. I mean not really or in a physical way. I also loved Emily's little sister Kitty she was a trip for a seven year old. With all the things she said and the come backs that she had was awesome for a girl her age. The ending is very surprising and it is also a cliffhanger. I never expected what happened to happen not in a million years. I cannot wait to read the next book in The Emily Stokes series. Will Emily loose Sam? Will Sam and Emily be together? Or will Emily end up with the deputy? Or maybe she will and can love both of them in her own way.

If you have not read A Kiss for Emily or A Gift for Emily then I suggest that you read both of them today. You really don't know what you are missing out on. As I have said before they are both great reads.


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J P lives in Minnesota with her family, a crazy dog, and the world's best cat.

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Cover Reveal: Blue Lines By Toni Aleo

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Toni Aleo
Contemporary Sports Romance
Title: Empty Net (Assassins #4)
Date to be Published: August 13, 2013


Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo's latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can't resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him-wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she's lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he's been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it's not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn't take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it's supposed to be all for show, the second they say "I do," the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam.

About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo! I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic. I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it's cause of my intense love for hockey! I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena's glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn't pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son's hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel. I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

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