Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Tour: The One Blood Series By Stavros

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Däm'Um: Song of the Vam P?r's Blood Junky
The One Blood Series Book One

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Publisher: Crazy Duck Press (CDP)
Date of Publication: September 2010

ISBN: 9780982812112

Number of pages: 384

Cover Artist: Stavros

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Book Description:

"Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, than he also believes to be true."
- Demosthenes

As the first book in the epic One Blood Series, Blood Junky sets the stage to an original tale of vampires. Culled from over 15 years of research and development, the book is an easy introduction into the vibrant and realistic world of vampirism that Stavros has crafted. More of a psychological thriller, Blood Junky spans the globe, telling a unique tale of obsession from two distinct time periods in the life of the main character, Linnet Pevensey.

Blood Junky's lyrical fiction is flawlessly woven with historically accurate places, people, and events, which is just one of the reasons why the book has been called "one of the best vampire novels ever written…I think that this one has the potential to become a new classic in the genre." (Lori Bowland; Review: 2011) Blood Junky establishes new pathos and mythos for the immortal bloodsucker that present a more logical, and scientifically plausible, reality for how vampires could truly exist. Though each book of the One Blood series was conceived as part of an ever-widening, ever-increasing story line, Blood Junky is self-contained and can be read independently.

Linnet Pevensey is 256 years old, and she's feeling every inch of it. Besieged by a wall of painful memories, longing for simpler times, she's secluded herself off from the world. Lin's roommate, Z, is unpredictable. A century-old vampire whose blood parasite has begun its last cycle, she is enthralled in every possible way to avoid the here and now. And fate is moving them both toward clandestine events.

Ryan Silva is a good looking, soulful songbird that has never had a problem getting any girl he's ever wanted. That is…until he met Z. But getting the alluring punk's attention is proving more difficult than he'd ever imagined. Seduced by desires to have Z feed from him, Ryan's lines of reality blur, locking him on a downward spiral that threatens to destroy, not just his soul, but his very life if he does not stop stalking the vampires.

Dominique De'Paul, the freed blood slave of the ancient race, is unsure if she'll be able to stop the tides of war and its inevitable genocide that have come knocking at her door. She can't hide from the fact that her Children of Evensong are in peril! And the clock is running out! An emissary from the African warrior tribe has been dispatched to discern Mother Night's threat to the human race, and it looks as if her darling Linnet will be sacrificed to the man's passions in order to save her precious brood.

Weaving through the consciousness of time, between past and present, this uniquely intense journey of obsession & love travels the globe from modern day Los Angeles to the bygone eras of London, Tangiers, Africa, and the exotic lands of São Paulo, Brazil. Blood Junky is the first installment to an elaborate voyage of redemption, and the history of our world.

Praise for Blood Junky

"One of the best vampire novels ever written!"
-Lori Bowland, Living Dead

"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. I couldn't put it down."
-Denise F. Gowen-Krueger, "Paranormal Investigator", MI.

"Finally, vampires are awesome again!"
-Howard Wendell, MD. 5 out 5 Star Amazon Review

"Mythology is totally original and fascinating."
-Tara Hall, The blood Crossed Writer - VA.

"I was reading so diligently, I bit my own tongue!"
-Ryan Parson - Badmoon Productions.

"Captivating! Kept me up until 3am. I just couldn't set it down."
-Maria Barth, Long Beach, MD.

"A delicious new twist on vampires."
-Dan Mahoney, Washington DC

"It kept me on the edge of my seat!"
-Paula Atkins, Denver, CO.

"I already predict that the endearingly sociopathic punk vampire "Z" will give Rice's much beloved Lestat, (a long time favorite of mine), a run for his money as this series unfolds."
-Leigh-Cheri, Franklin, TN.

"I love Z! She's so spunky and fun. I love the contrast between her and Lin, its amazing how they've stayed together for so long - they're like the vampiric odd couple!"
-Tina Losh, Baltimore, MD

"This is not your typical Vampire novel, and Stavros is not your typical writer. This story has layers."
-Paula S. - Prince Frederick, MD

"All Hail Blood Junky!!!!!"
-Ashley Nichole Ramirez, Aberdeen, MD

"Originality is a true feat to achieve in a genre that has recently become uber trendy to the point of banality. Blood Junky may be his first published book, but as his biography attests, (writer, musician, poet, photographer, painter, graphic designer, and award winning filmmaker), Stavros is no neophyte in the arena of creative endeavors; the sheer magnitude and cohesiveness of this work is a testament to a craft well-honed."
-Leigh-Cheri, Franklin, TN.

"As the pages turn, each paragraph overflows with vivacious and seductive description, the reader cannot resist being pulled onto the page."
-Lauren Donahoo - Fairfax, VA

"The writing is gorgeous. You don't see writing like this anymore. It's classically lyrical; robust and packed full of metaphors."
-Tara Hall, The blood Crossed Writer - VA

"This is vampire literature how it used to be, and how it should be again."
-Tara Hall, The blood Crossed Writer - VA.

"Stavros brings fresh life and punk vibrancy to the Vampire genre with this tale of two strong women caught in the longstanding tradition of a mysterious and powerful dynasty. Blood Junky mixes the world of the cultured and restrained with the hedonistic, misguided, and sometimes violent lost souls coming to terms with their dark powers. Getting to know the striking Dominique De'Paul and the beautiful Linnet Pevensey as their lives entwine down through the centuries is pure pleasure."
-Carol A. Russell, Writer and Editor

"This novel has a distinct style which can be characterized as being like a very rich dessert. It's like crème brulee on a literary level."
-Lori Bowland, Living Dead

"Stavros has created a very unique realm where vampires and science fiction meet head-on. Purchasing Blood Junky and adding this book to anyone's book shelf is a must!!"
-Amy J. Ramsey, Ramsey's Reviews. 5 out of 5 Stars.

"Essential Reading"
- Horror Snark Review, March 21st


Z let Manuel drop the e-pill onto her outstretched tongue. It wasn't the first time that he saw her teeth, the protruding fang-like canines. He thought her obsession with vampires was a bit trendy. Blasé even. He never considered the possibility that they weren't retrofitted Halloween memorabilia. It never really crossed his mind to ask her about them either. The two of 'em were always too busy dancing, or drinking; partying until dawn. Everyone's a freak, thought Manuel. Who am I to judge? The only thing that mattered was…getting freaky.

Manuel could handle freaks. He fit right in; snuggled like a tight- fitting condom. From his close-cropped, blond dyed hair with its tufts of color shooting out in long plumes like a peacock all the way down to his platform shoes and leather underwear, which he hoped some classic built sailor was going to be pulling off with his teeth tonight. Manuel always felt at home with the misfits. It was all the normal people that worried him. All the Regular Joes, the common shopper folk, out there turning the world into a shithole, building a better bomb; they were the ones that were going to kill him. They were the ones that just didn't get it.

The lights of the disco gyrated like a spinning top. A heavy bass pulse triturated. Z couldn't stop moving, even if she wanted too. And she didn't want to. She felt the tablet of ecstasy melt on her tongue and felt the angry twinge of pain from her blood parasite within. She figured the thing should have been used to her excessive alcohol and drug use by now. Fuck it if it wasn't. She fed it. And she fed it well. All the in-between moments were hers and hers to do with as she damned well pleased.

It pleased Z to dance. To dance among the crushing throng of the living, wrapped in their luxurious warmth, their collective heat. She moved among them soaking up the vivacious energy. She let them press upon her a vivid impression of living so that she could become like a Phoenix, an imitation of life, and rise to the top of the heap a perfected being of the curse, a reflecting pool of radiant, effervescent energy, bristling on the edge of possibility. So that she could dive into this humid sea of flesh without losing control. Z twirled. She let the music take her like a lover, place its hands on her hips, and drive her inhibitions wild. Her teeth twittered on edge. She was on the verge of some pure movement that her limbs had never concocted before.

That guy to my left, behind the chatty brunette, is still watching me. Z loved it when someone watched her. She was a divine spectacle of brilliance. A thunderclap of god light. They should all fuckin' watch me! Z's amazing. They should bow down to my every whim. Submit to my devilish merriment. Bow. Bow. Bow. Her thoughts echoed to the beat as she cut her sway into a sensual, syncopated rhythm. Her hands slowly traversed the landscape of her undulating body. She imagined that she knew what Eve felt like on the night that she seduced Adam. She felt her snake coiling along the curves of her spine, down past the small of her back, to those two luscious mounds of her perfectly formed ass. Z embraced the stranger's eyes as if they were kisses. She reveled in the fact that if he was going to watch her…then she was damn sure gonna give him a show!

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My Review:

I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Linnet is thinking of Queen Elizabeth I. with her having all that power and the commander of armies and having power to rule over a country and make new laws if she so desired but yet she could not take a lover to her bed without disgracing her country. She is thinking what is the propose of having all that power if you could not be happy yourself. You can please all these people but not yourself. What is wrong with this picture? Linnet compared it to a cigarette saying what good is a cigarette if you don't have a lighter? I know that there is a difference in the times but still. I say no matter where you are from or what time you are from you should still treat everyone the same. We are all one. I say treat the lady with respect albeit the same respect you would anyone else but don't follow the lady around wanting to know her every move. In this day and time isn't there a law against that? One that is called stalking? I know I know I am getting off subject here sorry.

Linnet's only brother, William had died of consumption the year before she was born. All of her life Linnet lived in the spotlight of a brother that she never knew. She was more or less blamed for his death. I can just image what was said in her home by her parents no less. They were probably always putting her down for the things she did. It probably never matter if she always did thing to perfection it was probably never good enough for her parents. She was probably made to feel like a disappointment to her parents and no matter how hard she tried she could never please them. In their eyes she would never be good enough all because she was female and not male. But that was how it was in her day and to an extinct is still that way even today.

Nsia had spent years studying the Vam Pyr race and tracking down Dominique. He wanted to talk to her about the war that he believed was brewing between their races. Nsia's grandfather was one of the ones years ago that helped start a treaty of sorts between the two spices that would keep the peace. The Vamps would not go around attacking humans and the humans would not hunt down vamps and kill them for no reason. But Nsia thought that after all these years that the vamps of this generation did not know or did not care about the agreement made with his grandfather. Or maybe something has was going on with the vamps causing them to break the agreement. It could just as well been the humans that was causing all the problems. Nsia just wanted to find out the truth and put a stop to it. Nsia like his grandfather thought the two races could live in harmony if they both chose to do so. Nsia wants to find out all he can about the different Vam Pyr races. He needs to find a way to stop the war that may be coming. He just wants to keep the peace between the two species.

Blood Junky is unlike any vampire book I have ever read before. I liked how it went from one time period to the other telling each ones story. It told of Linnet's life before she became a vampire. Blood Junky is also a story of how three people loved and cared for each other very much. Linnet loved Nsia and Dominique both very much but each in her own way and even in different ways too but she loved both of them. If you are looking for a book about vampires that is different than any you have read so far then I highly recommended Blood Junky.

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Däm'Um: Song of the Vam P?r's Love in Vein
The One Blood Series Book Two

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Publisher: Crazy Duck Press (CDP)
Date of Publication: August 2011

ISBN: 9780982812174

Number of pages: 454

Cover Artist: Stavros

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Book Description:

"Love is a serious mental disease"
- Plato, 428 BC - 348 BC

When one's life is long, the opportunity for sin is great. How great, then, are the sins of a vampire strung to the wheel of fate?

This is the driving question that consumes the continuing saga from the critically-acclaimed novel, Blood Junky. Beginning just mere hours after the last page of Blood Junky has turned with "some of the best vampiric characters ever written in a novel," (Lori Bowland;, 2011) Stavros takes the story to new heights. Love in Vein is a tale of crime and consequence, of love and sacrifice, intricately woven with real historic events. Set amidst gorgeous southwestern landscapes, a seemingly innocuous journey unravels a tapestry of events that threatens to crush the lives of all who are stitched into fate's delicate skein.

Linnet Pevensey is a two hundred and fifty-six-year-old Child of Evensong. Plagued by the memories of a horrific sandstorm in 1934 and the brutal murder of an entire farming village, she has been locked into returning to the scene of the crime every decade looking for redemption. With the wild, violent, and unpredictable century-old vampire Z joining Lin on her ritual, the two lost souls have wreaked havoc in their own right, killing and burning their feed sites, to cover their tracks, when Lin feels the pull to return to that northeastern corner of New Mexico.

Now, as they barrel down the road to that hallowed site, pursued by two Arizona homicide detectives, Lin finds hope for her salvation in the form of a young medical student named Sarah Somers. But Sarah is more than just a stranger that Lin has met along the way. She is the spitting image of one of the slain villagers from the massacre that haunts the vampire.

Sarah's uncanny resemblance to the murdered woman draws Lin into a deep emotional journey of karma and lies. She abandons her long time friend for the young woman, causing unsettling repercussions that pits her very soul against her dark vampiric nature.

Will Lin risk her sanity to save the girl that destiny has re-birthed for her, or will she become the monster that she has always feared?

As with each book of the One Blood Series, it was conceived as part of an ever-widening, ever-increasing story line, but is self-contained and can be read independently. Love in Vein is a pulse-pounding horror novel fueled with an adrenaline-induced joyride on the wrong side of night!

Praise for Love in Vein

"Attn Vamp Lit Lovers - Finally a writer on par with Anne Rice."
- Crystal Gimesh, TN

"I cannot wait to dive into this book - I have a girl crush on Z:-)"
- Crystal Gimesh, TN

From Lori Bowland,

"Once again the author creates a superior universe filled with an entirely new culture of vampires."

"In the previous novel, I compared 'Blood Junky' to a very rich dessert, but 'Love In Vein' is a full course meal. The series is a gift for those that love vampire fiction."

"It has some of the best vampiric characters ever written in a novel."

"Vampire novels of the past have included some very formulaic visions of simple blood exchange. Yes, there is an exchange of blood but this series adds more to the basic scheme. It breaks many molds and expectations of this being another generic story of immortal bloodsuckers. This series and more directly this novel is comparable with, and at times, surpasses the 'Vampire Chronicles' by Anne Rice."


Sergeant John Wallace walked atop the charred rubble of the Priyaranjan's convenience store. The acrid smoke and false campfire smell couldn't cover up the scent of burnt human remains. Putrid.

"Hhrrmm," grumbled the leathery faced Sergeant as he stepped on a pair of melted sunglasses.

The whole thing had an all too familiar vibe tugging at the pit in his gut.

"M.O. appears the same," affirmed Lieutenant Mauldune as she stepped up to the veteran police detective in her smart shoes, holding her notebook open. "An accelerant was used, localized near the bodies; ignited for maximum incineration. Fire spread outward from the register. Most likely something from the store." She flipped her notebook shut and surveyed the grim remains. "We'll get the full report in a few days and know for sure."

"It's them," Wallace uttered from a stern face. "Got their stink all over it." "If so," the detective announced. "Then that means they're back." "Apparently." Wallace picked up a piece of burnt wood that used to be a part of the building's roof.

"If they continue the pattern like last time," the Lieutenant declared, "that means they're heading East."

The bitter sergeant tossed the charred piece of wood completely unlike skipping stones across the ocean's surface. It landed with a tiny clank. Two ambulance attendants walked past them carrying the well- done husk of one of the two men that were trapped in the fire. Wallace's eyes dropped to the black plastic body bag. Its filled folds were all too familiar. Wallace lifted his gaze to the Indian woman crying with her daughter, arm-in-arm, just outside of the police line. They don't need to see this.

"Poor bastard," he muttered.

Lieutenant Mauldune looked up from the body bag to her partner. She wasn't with Phoenix Metro when Wallace worked a similar scene where his nephew, Stephen, was killed in exactly the same way. From what she learned around the water cooler Wallace found out for certain that it was his nephew in the blaze from the Medical Examiner's report. Hell of a way to learn that you just lost kin. Kate empathized with the man, but couldn't even begin to understand what he must be going through right now, reliving that horror. His eyes were like two glassy steel bars of rancor. They'd gotten word about the fire over the radio. John went stark white and quiet and didn't tell her where he was driving until they were almost there. He had more years and experience with Phoenix than she did, but she had the rank. In the small town from where she'd transferred she had risen quickly through the department from a few lucky busts. She'd reached the glass ceiling there and wanted something more. A bit of excitement, really. Coming to the big city, working with the seasoned grumbler, gave her more all right. John had seen enough of the brutal underbelly of humanity to make him cold, make him blow jurisdiction to trek all the way to Bullhead City on a hunch.

From what little she knew of the case ten years ago, the Sergeant's nephew and two others were murdered at work. A possible robbery or drug connection to one of the other victims was pursued. Each of the casualties had their throats torn out and the convenience store was burned to destroy evidence. The killers were never brought to justice. That kind of unanswered crime was just the kind of thing that kept gnawing at a man if he let it. Could consume him if he wasn't strong enough. The Sergeant was never one to get too carried away with his feelings or even talk like he had them. But Kate knew they were there. She knew he was feeling something. That his stomach had to be pulling itself into tiny balls and knots about now.

"Maybe it's not even them," she tried offering an alternative view. "Maybe-"

"It's them."

Ignoring the Lieutenant, he walked back to the car. Mauldune sighed and looked at the black ground feeling stupid and followed him to the unmarked police cruiser. She had to do it. He couldn't button himself up like this. He was a big man, had the years on the force. He knew the score.

"You know it's not our concern, Sarge?" she hollered after him. "Locals got the lead on this and if you're right, they're outta State by now. Federal Jurisdiction. The Chief is all ready to haul our keisters in a sling for breaching city limits. "


The Sergeant opened the driver side door and glanced up at the sky. He took a long minute staring at those slow moving Arizona clouds and felt cool breezes brush over him lightly. He pulled a grim face down and looked at the women who'd just lost their husband and father speaking with one of Bullhead City's finest. John thought about the look on his sister's face when he told her about Stephen and how she and her husband held one another as he delivered the news - two lonely souls adrift in a sea of pain. The Indian women held each other in the exactly same manner now.

"Kate," he said after a time. "You're a good cop. You don't want nothin' to do with this."

"Sarge?" she pleaded with him.

He only raised his eyebrows, saying to her in his silent reproach, 'I'm not letting these sick fucks get away with it again.' He slid behind the steering wheel.

"Sarge..." He had to see reason!

He leaned across the seat. "You can get a ride from one of the other units."

Damn him! A ball formed in Kate Mauldune's chest. She knew what he was going to do. He was going to run off, be all cavalier and John Wayne, and bring in the two suspects that he'd been gunning for since his nephew Stephen had been senselessly murdered. It was macho and bullheaded, and she knew he knew it. And worse yet, she knew he didn't give a damn. This was exactly the kind of thing that she was hoping to avoid when she found out the circumstances of their two-hour drive across the desert. The Chief is going to hand him his ass if I let him do this. Against her better judgement Mauldune opened the passenger side door and slid into the seat and confronted Wallace's hardened gaze. She stammered, nervous like a June fly, and then heard a different set of words tumble from her mouth than what she had planned to say. To her own surprise, Kate uttered, "Let's do it."

Wallace just stared at her. "Hhrrmmm?"

She stared back, but didn't growl. Any second now and she'd loose her nerve. She wished that he'd just start the car and get going. Kate closed her door and sealed the deal as a handful of codes and regulations that they were about to break flitted through her head. Wallace fired up the unmarked ride and together they set off like some great cowboy movie across the plains of a southwestern sky.

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My Review:

I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Linnet and Z are on their way to New Mexico one of many road trips that they often make. Linnet is not always thrilled with these road trips seeing how Z is always the culprit for these little rides. But it is Linnet's car so she goes a long for the ride. But this is one trip that Linnet makes every year. Linnet goes back to the place where the storm happened in New Mexico every year. Linnet is such a good person that she always has a hard time saying no to Z or anybody for that matter. Linnet feels real bad for Z since she found out that Z's blood parasite is dying. She lets her get away with anything.

I enjoyed reading the new twist on vampires about their Jadaraa Soo which is a blood parasite. This blood parasite lives under the skin of the vampires and is always hungry for blood. The Jadaraa Soo is a whole new twist on the vampire genre for me. I have not read any other book that even speaks of a blood parasite or even a Jadaraa Soo, although the Jadaraa Soo did make the series more interesting. In Love in Vein Linnet and Z are being chased or hunted by a police detective who is out to get them. But this detective is in for a real surprise because he doesn't have a clue as to what he is hunting.

Linnet didn't like the monster that she had become. She didn't like that she had to bite humans and drink their blood in order to survive. No matter how hard she fought it the parasite inside of her would always win out. Linnet would always loose and drink from someone and they would die. She couldn't control what she had become. But she was a vampire and had no choice she was only doing what became natural to her as a vampire even though she still held on to her humanity in ways.

I highly recommend Love in Vein if you are looking for something different in your vampire books or paranormal reading list. If you are looking for something that is just slightly different than your normal take on vampires then Love in Vein is the book for you.

About the Author:

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Notorious Poet. Fool. Born in Washington DC. Stavros was a writer and editor for The Independent Underground Magazine. Raised in Southern Maryland, he fled the Chesapeake Bay to the wilds of the New Mexican desert. He is a single father of two, whose poetic works have been published in several online and print publications, including Central Avenue, The Sword That Cuts Through Stone, Poets Against The War, Conceptions Southwest, The Mynd, Imagine: Creative Arts Journal, and Bartleby, where he won a specialty award for his poem, Blackbird.

In 1999, he won an Official Selection into the Writer's on the Edge Festival for his play, The Redline. In 2001, he created the Poetry Television Project for public cable access in Albuquerque, NM. All eight volumes of Ptv's ground-breaking show were broadcast to over 100,000 viewers on a network of regional PAC channels throughout the Southwest and Baltimore. He helped to launch Unpublished Magazine, sponsored the monthly poetry series, The Word Café, in the Duke city, and produced a political compilation, Poetic Democracy. In 2007, he released the award-winning documentary film, Committing Poetry in Times of War.

In 2010, he launched the production management company, Organic Ghetto, and released its first imprint, Crazy Duck Press, with his first novel, Blood Junky. Blood Junky received exceptional praise and review, even being called "one of the best vampire novels ever written," by Living Dead Media. The following year he helped to launch BioGamer Girl, undertook a bigger East coast tour where he began selling his original photographic art, and released two new novels through Crazy Duck Press. Dead Girl: A Romantic Zombie Tale of Revenge features a stunning full-color cover and twelve black and white illustrations from tattoo artist, Charles Hearn. Blood Junky's sequel, Love in Vein, cemented the One Blood series with its continuation of the story, garnering such review as to claim that the book and the series is "comparable with, and at times surpasses, the 'Vampire Chronicles' by Anne Rice."

In 2012, Stavros joined forces with the Vampire Professor, Bertena Varney, M.A.M.Ed, to co-create the nonfiction annual anthology, Vampire News, and officially became a Fangsmith with the creation of Organic Ghetto's second imprint, Kaos Kustom Fangs. He rounded out the year by writing and editing screenplays for the One Blood Transmedia Project, recording Dead Girl as an audio book, and undertaking his biggest national marketing campaign, The Book & Fang Tour.

In 2013, he and the Vampire Professor released the second volume of Vampire News: The (not so) End Times Edition and is currently working on writing and growing his imprints. Stavros is also a musician who has scored commercials, film shorts, documentaries, and television programs.

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Blog Barrage: Another Night, Another Planet By Jessica E. Subject

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Another Night, Another Planet (1NS)
by Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure, Interracial/Multicultural
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 36 pages

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Limited by status…

Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they're done with her.

Shunned because of his lineage…

Banned from several planets across the universe, Nate struggles to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled as a terrorist.

Both searching for the one…

Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia. Will Ava and Nate find what they're looking for, or will their date be just another night on another planet?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.


Ava glanced at the empty seat beside her. Late, as usual.

Michelle raced toward her then slammed onto the cushion. "Jeez, why can't we have buckled seats in the rooms like other mother travelers?"

She rolled her eyes, sighing. "Who was the guy this time?"

"Oh, not one, but two. Remember the twins from Room 317 I told you about?"

Gasping, she clasped her hands over her mouth. The twins were hot, but two at the same time? She definitely had different morals than her friend. "You're unbelievable."

"No, they are. I'm meeting with them again on Elatia. Want to join us? I'm willing to share."

"No, thank you." She blushed, imagining having sex with someone her best friend had done the deed with, and being in the same room while Michelle got busy with another guy. She would never do such a thing. Sex happened behind closed doors.

"C'mon. We're going to be on the pleasure planet. Time to have our sexual fantasies come true." Michelle squeezed her thigh. "You haven't had any fun on this voyage at all. Did you meet someone back home before we left and not tell me?"

She shook her head. How she wished. "I'm saving myself."

Michelle snorted. "For what?"

"Never mind." She sighed. "You wouldn't understand."

"Whatever." Michelle frowned, turning away, leaving her to wallow in her own guilt.

"By the way," her friend continued. "You're supposed to go to the communications center after you've escorted your passengers off. You have a message from someone named Madame Evangeline."

Ava groaned, her stomach twisting in knots. "I didn't expect to hear from her so soon," she whispered, fingering the hem of her shirt. Now she'd have the return trip to increase her anxiousness for the date.

Michelle twisted back toward her. "What? Who is Madame Evangeline, anyway?"

Ava glanced around. The rest of the staff seemed to be engrossed in their own conversations-reciting their plans during the layover on Elatia-but she still didn't want anyone to hear. She leaned closer to her friend. "I applied to a dating service before we left. Madame Eve is the woman who runs it. I'm saving myself for my date."

Michelle's eyes widened. "So you're meeting your special someone on Elatia? Could it be a passenger from the Star Spirit?"

"No." She dreaded the thought. Guests from the mother traveler would still see her as a second-class being, and she didn't know of any employee on board looking for a serious relationship. She jumped at the crunch of the ship docking, unprepared to meet her date already. "It won't happen until we return to Earth. It can't."

"Well, do you mind if I come with you to find out? I have to wait for the twins to complete their quarantine period, anyway."

"Sure." She could use the support. Clasping her shoulder straps, she took a deep breath, willing her body to stop shaking.


"What does it say?" Michelle leaned over her shoulder, trying to read the message on her tablet.

No one had questioned her in the communications center. The technician had simply glanced at her identification then transferred the message to her device. Unable to wait until she arrived in her room, Ava opened the email from 1Night Stand and began to read the letter while in the elevator.

Dearest Ava…

The elevator slowed. She braced for the change in direction.

…I trust the first leg of your journey went well. While you traveled through space, I received an application from a man whom I believe would be an ideal match for you. Since you already have the required inoculations and do not need to go through the quarantine period before entering Elatia, I have arranged for someone to meet you. His name is Jacobus. While he is not your date, he will prepare you then escort you to the man you will spend the evening with.


Madame Eve

So soon? The woman had found her a match already? A rush of giddiness filled her before nerves pushed it aside. She wasn't an impossible match. Then bile burned the back of her throat. What had Madame Eve meant by prepare? She spun to face her friend. "I can't do this. I thought I could but I don't even know this guy."

She paced, the walls seeming to close in on her. "I wanted to find someone to spend the rest of my life with. On Earth. But this is just going to be another one-night stand. I fucked up. What am I supposed to do?"

Her friend shrugged, an amused grin on her face. "You can spend the next couple of days hiding in your room, wondering who you were set up with, and whether things might have worked out, or you can get your ass moving, pack a bag to meet Jacobus and then your date. If in your position, I'd be already gone."

The difference between her and Michelle…she couldn't spend the night with someone without feeling some sort of connection. Somehow, her friend could walk away the next morning, ready to find another guy. Maybe she'd feel different if she had guys falling at her feet due to her big bust on her curvy frame. In comparison to her friend, Ava looked plain, resembling a girl in the early stages of puberty. No one wanted to spend a lifetime with her. Every guy she'd ever slept with proved so.

The elevator opened. She stepped out, heading down the hall toward their room, still trying to decide how to spend her layover. Contacting Madame Eve had been a mistake. One-night stands didn't agree with her heart. She pressed her thumb to the scanner, waiting for the door to open. So much money spent…

She sauntered inside, but stopped when Michelle darted in front of her.

"Quit doubting yourself." Her friend grabbed her arms, staring her down. "You're beautiful and deserve to be happy. If you don't hurry up, I'll knock you out then find a luggage cart to carry you down to Jacobus myself."

With a deep breath, she nodded. She could do this. Might as well get my money's worth. "Okay, I'll do it."

Michelle reached in her closet then tossed her a duffle bag. "Good. I'll help you pack."

My Review:

I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Ava was raised by middle class parents and had little chance of going to college for an education without help from the government. But when her father was fired from his job she lost any chance she may have had of ever going to college. So she took any job that was offered to her making whatever she could to help her parents and to stay afloat herself. Her best friend Michelle talked her into applying for a job as a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit. With this job they would be away from home and earth for about six months.

Ava had a hard time finding a man that she could spend time. All the men she met working as a housekeeper all wanted a roll in the hay and then they would send her on her way with their trash and dirty socks. Ava wanted more than just a roll in the hay she wanted someone she could spend a lifetime with. So she decided to give Madame Eve's 1Night Stand agency a try. She is hoping that Madame Eve can find her a date someone that would care about her and not just want her for her body.

Nate has been banned from earth and several other planets because of who he is or should I say because of the blood that runs through his body. Just because of the blood that runs through him everyone thinks that he is a bad person. But Nate is no different than anyone else. Nate is just like Ava wanting the same things as her or anyone else. He wants more than just a 1Night Stand he wants someone that he could spend the rest of his life with as well. But with whom he is or the blood that pumps through his body he doesn't believe that he will ever find anyone who would love him.

I love the 1Night Stand series and plan on reading all that I can get my hands on. I love that they are so short but pack a whole lot of punch. For a short story you get a lot of info about each of the main characters and some info on the secondary characters. I love the air or atmosphere that most of the 1Night Stand books brings forth. The characters all have so much feeling that it just jumps right off the page right into your heart. If you have not read a 1Night Stand story then you do not know what you are missing out on.

About the Author:

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Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Book Blast: Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree By June M. Pace

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Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree
Series- Book #1
By- June M. Pace
Genre- YA/Fantasy


It's Harry Potter meets the Celestine Prophecy in this magical and thrilling ride! The McTish Series is an explosive adventure through a dimensional Gateway into another world, a world of beauty and magic, Coranim...a land of insight, thought and possibilities, that sits beneath the enchanted Gilley Forest.

There is local legend in the small town of Grandlochcheshire that has been passed down for a 100 years about the mysterious disappearance of the Chickering family, that trails on the coat tails of the equally shocking abduction of the Skeffington Union Rails heirs, Connor and Shelbe. The circumstances that follow this notorious tale enter into the modern world of Benjamin and his two best mates.

One day Benjamin watches from behind the Rhododendron as a mysterious little woman steps out of a taxi in front of the cream colored house with the forest green trim next door and in one synchronistic moment their eyes lock and a series of visual snippets of unfamiliar events unfold in his mind's vision. His razor sharp sixth sense allows him the freedom to explore the extrasensory messages coming at him in a frenzied speed, like a derailed freight train. And when Benjamin finds a peculiar old relic of a key in his grandmother's garden shed, he could never know his world was about to change forever.

Annabel and Mathilda, two sisters who have moved to Grandlochcheshire from America, have become more than mere friends to Benjamin, they have all become the three Muskydeers (Mathilda's mispronounced version of Musketeers, which was a huge laugh and of course it stuck), as they are plunged head first into this curious journey.

In the Gilley Forest they discover that the path they have chosen is inundated with many obstacles as well as intrigue. Alliances are made with the Forest clan of Gnomes known as the Set, and with the aid of the Vila sisters, Sethina and Morel, as well as some surprising and unexpected allegiances, the three friends take on the test that is the Grandfather Tree. They must stay on the pre ordained Path of prophecy, portended by the ancient seer Pajah Set, whose ancestry comes from the home of the oldest living beings on the planet, the Elves of the Darmon However, this is no easy task for the Muskydeers as they have the foulest of sorcery hunting their every move, the powerful dark beauty known to all as Tar Vigorn.

This ruthless Queen is not without humor however, and loves a good game of cat and mouse, as long as she's the cat. With her biting sense of sarcasm and calculated taunting, she knows just how to unnerve the young Benjamin. Her phantom army known as the Blunt are searching for a way into the Grand Tree and will stop at nothing to infiltrate the pristine world beneath his giant roots.

Once in Coranim the children make the acquaintance of the greatest Medicine Elder alive, Esmerelda Fet. A most powerful Light Sorceress with a brazen in your face attitude and a thick Irish brogue, who guides the trio on their Path of destiny. "All tings be possible ya wee chil'ren, if'en ya put yer mind to it! Thar be nothin ya can't accomplish. Ya just need ta be placin all yer carage inta tha middle of yer core whar yer Spirit ya can do anythin! Ha!"

Filled with many wonders, and home to the Fet clan of Gnomes, Coranim is a magical world of art, sound, thought, invention and discovery....and home to the World Library of Identity, with none other than Dunston Tibbitts at the helm. Every being on the planet has a book dedicated to the entirety of their lives. Dunston reports to Benjamin, "according to what I see here now, this very minute, whatever it is that you are seeking will show itself today and change your Path immediately. It will put you into a whole new dynamic as they say."

What could alter the overpowering trajectory Benjamin has followed to Coranim? How will it change his life? Find out as our three heroes delve into the mystic, as well as their own inner character, as you watch from the edge of your seat.

Book Two, Benjamin Mctish and the Wizards of Coranim, coming 2013

About The Author:

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June lives with her soon to be husband and best friend Ray, with his youngest son and their two dogs, seven chickens and two ducks, in Santa Cruz Ca. Ray's two older kids live respectively in LA and San Francisco.

June spends her days writing and sometimes painting her well known series of Rock n Roll icons. June and Ray are designing a line of unique, one of a kind, hand-made furniture/accessories, coming out the winter of 2013, Madrona Rust.

This series of work, the McTish characters, are a part of June in every sense of the word. "This work brings a deep sense of joy and passion for me in a very profound way, like nothing else that I do."

Release Day Blitz: Scent of Salvation By Annie Nicholas

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Scent of Salvation
Chronicles of Eorthe Book 1
Annie Nicholas

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Date of Publication: July 30th, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-61921-748-5
Word Count: 98,000

Cover Artist: Kanax

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Book Description:

Love blooms across species, culture, and time.

Chronicles of Eorthe, Book 1

Stranded in another dimension, on a primitive version of Earth, Dr. Susan Barlow needs to find a way to survive. There's no electricity, no cities, and to her shock, no humans. Instead, she faces a population of werewolves, vampires and incubi. The people are vicious but she must find her place among them. And live.

An illness is killing Sorin's pack. As alpha it's his responsibility to save them, but it's a battle this warrior doesn't know how to fight. Then a blue light in the sky brings a creature he's never seen. She calls herself human, but to him she smells like hope.

Sorin offers Susan a safe haven in return for a cure, but she's not that kind of a doctor. She's a doctor of physics, not a physician. Yet as they search for a cure to save a dying people, they find something special-each other.

But even with Sorin's protection, Susan can't help but wonder how long she can survive in a world without humans…


Before Susan could explain anything about dimensions and gateways, the door to Kele's chamber crashed open, and Susan jumped to the balls of her feet, prepared-to what, fight? Was she nuts?

A female blocked the entrance, her muscular physique hinting at enough strength to twist Susan into a pretzel without breaking a sweat. The newcomer flung her black hair over her shoulder.

Rising with grace, Kele straightened her dress before addressing the intruder. "Mother."

"Daughter, I heard you've brought home a stray along with the Apisi alpha." The female's stare drilled into Susan, her sneer far from welcoming.

Susan's breath caught in her throat. Black, soulless eyes ate her gaze. Her fingers clutched the lapels of her jacket as she pulled it closed. She wiped her sweaty palms on her pants and offered her hand. "I'm Dr. Susan Barlow."

The female shifter narrowed her eyes, nostrils flaring.

Susan withdrew her untouched hand, then hid it behind her back and glanced at Kele. Maybe she should have sniffed her mother instead? She wished someone would give her the Dummies Guide to Shifter Society and a little time to study it.

Kele's mother crossed the room in two great strides and swung her arm.

Susan did her best impression of a statue. She didn't budge as the impact of the slap swerved her head to the side and dragged her gaze from mother to daughter. Both of them were flushed with emotion yet at opposite poles of the color spectrum-one dark as an oncoming storm and the other pale as the moonlight.

The back of Susan's heel caught the edge of the cushion and she landed hard on her back.

The bitter flavor of blood swept over her taste buds. "What the hell?" She rubbed her jaw and glared daggers at the crazy woman looming over her. Just as quickly, she schooled her expression to something less threatening before she insulted the bigger shifter further. With the tip of her tongue, Susan explored her mouth. She didn't encounter any big gaps, so no lost tooth. A small blessing.

Kele's crazy mother hovered over Susan's face and bared her teeth. In beast form, her expression would have appeared fierce, but in human form it seemed terrifying. With an easy grace, she flipped Susan onto her stomach. A bony knee pressed between her shoulder blades, making her kiss the floor. Pain shot across Susan's upper back and neck.

"How dare you come into my den and not submit to me."

"She's not a shifter!" Kele shouted. "You can't expect her to know how to be polite."

Something ran over Susan's hair, and the sound of sniffing followed. She tried to take a deep breath but the weight on her back made it difficult.

The nutjob exhaled in disgust. "What is she?"

"A human." Kele peered at Susan's throbbing face as she stroked her hair. "Please, I wanted to teach her how to behave before meeting you and father."

"Your father." The bitch snorted. "It's bad enough he's entertaining a vampire and dealing with trespassing alphas. We don't need any more vermin within the den."

Susan was jerked from the ground by her hair and dragged across the floor. Pain shot into her scalp while she scrambled to support her weight with her legs.

"Let go. Let go." The shifter world was more brutal than anything she'd ever experienced. Susan slapped at the crazy woman's hands tangled in her hair.

"My daughter took too many liberties in offering you shelter. You'll need to find another den to take you in."

At a loss, Susan yanked and squirmed but only made the pain worse. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Kele leap.

The petite blonde used her wiry strength to jump across the room and land on her mother's back. The collision knocked them both to the ground in a knot of arms and legs.

Untangling her limbs from the struggling shifters, Susan could finally elbow the bitch in the face. The impact made a satisfying crunch. She pulled back her arm for a second shot, but Kele grabbed her and half carried, half dragged her out of the chamber.

"Hurry, we need to reach my father before she beats you into cinders."

Not needing any further incentive, Susan ran after her new friend. "Your people are crazy."

Guest Blog:

Top Ten Fictional Characters I'd Like to Hang Out With

  1. Pyanfar Chanur (CJ Cherryh) - Alien female cargo space ship captain. She rocks.

  2. Frodo Baggins - Hobbit from Lord of the Ring

  3. Jarlaxle- Charismatic Dark Elf from R.A. Salvatore Drizzt series

  4. Batman - Duh, why not? Hot guy in a bat suit.

  5. Obiwan - Duh, jedi. LOL

  6. Dmitri - Vampire from Nalini Singh's Archangel series. He just has all the qualities I love about vampires.

  7. Anita Blake - heroine from LK Hamilton

  8. Peder - He's an omega wolf shifter from my Eorthe series. Sexy and shy is great combination.

  9. Harry Dredsen - Kickass wizard. Enough said.

  10. Illium aka Bluebell-Angel from Nalini Singh's Archangel series. He has blue wings.

About the Author:

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Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon's ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories. Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont.

Annie writes for Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, and Lyrical Press.

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Cover Reveal: Moirai By Ruth Silver

Moirai (Aberrant )
Release Date: September 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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Book Sale: 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?

Born in Flames is on sale for only $.99
Get your copy today @ one of the locations listed below.

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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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Monday, July 29, 2013

Book Tour: Glitter By Mona Darling

by Mona Darling

About The Author:

Mona Darling aka Dead Cow Girl, spent close to twenty years as an A-list professional dominatrix before becoming a D-list mommy blogger. After spending many years traveling the world being told that she is fabulous, she now spends her days being told she doesn't drive fast enough by her three-year-old son.
Dead Cow Girl was a nickname she received in grade school after a humiliating morning involving a mobile butcher and a school bus. She chose to use that name to reclaim the part of her that spent much of her childhood red-faced with shame, embarrassed for her unique childhood. She also likes it because it is readily available on nearly every social media platform.

She writes, sporadically, about food, sex and toddler-related mayhem at

Genre: Women's Studies

Publisher: Darling Propaganda LLC
Release Date: Feb 2013

Book Description:

Glitter is about the female sexual experience, which contrary to what the media would have you believe, is not all bubble baths and chick flicks.

Women are constantly judged as slutty, or uptight, but the reality is somewhere in between those two, and sometimes, nowhere near either. We have secret shames and private desires and we all feel we are the only one.

We are good church-going girls with a fondness for the paddle, PTA moms who hire escorts, feminists who like to bottom in the bedroom, slutty virgins, bi-curious married laddies and women with a past. We are gay, straight, and undecided.

We are all over the map, and we are amazing.

Book Release Blast: Silver Heart By Victoria Green

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Book Info-
Title-Silver Heart (novella)
Series-The Unspoken Collection #1
By- Victoria Green
Genre-New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication Date- July 25th

There comes a moment in everyone's life when they must decide which road leads to personal happiness. For Dylan Silver, this is that moment…

For the past twenty-two-years, Dylan has been living in her parents' carefully crafted world, always putting her own dreams on hold to play the role of a dutiful daughter.

So when her best friend coaxes her into a winter getaway to a mountain cabin, she sees it as a chance to forget about the responsibilities waiting for her at home. At least for a little while.

But then her past catches up to her-in the form of world-renowned snowboarder, Sawyer Carter.

Six years ago, Dylan bid goodbye to the only boy she ever truly loved. Now he's standing right in front of her, looking sexier than ever, bringing up suppressed feelings and bittersweet memories as he dares her to be the person she has always wanted to be.

Dylan and Sawyer's unexpected meeting is a second chance, but will a girl who doesn't believe in fate and taking risks be able to overcome her fears of losing control and finally embrace the life she desperately wants?

Only one thing is certain: after a week in Whistler, Dylan's world will never be the same.