Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chased by Piper Lawson Blitz and Giveaway


Chased
Piper Lawson
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Two college track stars. She wants her spot back. He’s looking for redemption. Throw them together and what do you get? Fights, sparks, and a whole lot of endurance jokes.
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Being a twenty-one-year-old screw-up has its perks: Sleepwalk through class. Drink all day. Nail anything that walks.
Easy f#*$ing peasy.
In another lifetime, I was the fastest guy at Fielding College. I broke more track records than anyone on the West Coast. But since my world fell apart last year, all I want is to be left the hell alone.
Ariel Hastings isn’t just a wrench in that plan—she’s a bomb. The quiet girl with secrets shows up out of nowhere and suddenly our fates are tied together. She wants to run with me, learn from me, even live with me.
Now we’re spending way too much time together and it’s threatening to bring back the old Chase Owens. I crave something she won’t give me and I sure as hell can’t ask for.
Because we’ve both got pasts that won’t let go. Even if I can survive hers, we can’t outrun mine.
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CHASED is a steamy, dramatic and sometimes over-the-top romance about college track stars. It includes 2 parts (approx 35k words each) with an HEA. If you read Part 1 you’ll want to pick up Part 2. It’s mostly male POV with f-bombs and steamy scenes. For 18+. If you love college romance, sassy dialogue, or long runs, get CHASED.
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EXCERPT:
“What’s this?” Chase asks when I hand him one of the coffee cups.
“Peace offering. Careful, it’s hot. I wasn’t sure what you wanted in it, so I left it…”
My voice trails off as he takes both cups and tips them over the sink. I snatch my cup back but it’s too late.
“There are three sips in here! Just because you don’t like coffee doesn’t mean you have to be a…a…total degenerate!”
“For the record, I like it as much as the next guy but too much tanks your performance.”
He grins like he’s enjoying this.
“Are you going to take three quarters of my donut too?” I pull it from the bag and wave it in front of him. I try to jerk it away when Chase grabs for it, but he’s faster.
“Nope.” He drops the pastry in the trash before I can blink.
My mouth falls open in disbelief. For a second I stand there, stunned by his audacity. “What is this, communist Russia?”
Chase hands me a banana from the counter.
“I’m Irish.”
I stand over the garbage. The donut is drenched in whatever green substance occupied the bag first, rendering my beloved breakfast unsalvageable.
“I thought you wanted this, Hastings.” His eyes gleam wickedly.
“Chase Owens,” I whisper, my voice nearly shaking, “you are the devil.”
“Fuck, I love it when you talk dirty. Now less lip, more running, princess.” He shoves me toward the door.
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I love reading and writing about sassy, sexy, smart women and the guys who fall hard for them. Schooled is the introduction to my Travesty series about ambitious girls who chase their dreams of a fashion label from California to New York and back again.
My main household expenditures include books, coffee and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. Coffee = life (and I'll defend it accordingly). I have two business degrees, neither of which I've leveraged into a fashion label.
Home is Canada plus occasional sunny winter escapes. Come find me on the tennis court, at the beach, on the web at www.piperlawsonbooks.com or on twitter @piperjlawson

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INCAPABLE
Incapable Part One
Marie Skye
Re-Release May 25th, 2016




Emmalin

Gone.

Everything I ever had is gone. Ripped away, taken before I was ready. So I just hid. Hid in the shadows, hoping to disappear, blending in, fade away. I didn't want to be found, and I sure as hell didn’t want, to be discovered.

But one man did. He saw me. Saw right through me.
He's overbearing, egotistical, and did I mention a total asshole?
When I'm with him, I want to scream, Punch him,
And then have him rip my clothes off.

I gave him one night.
He wants more.
And so do I.
I'm his.
Grayson Mandrake owns me.

Grayson

I take, because I can.
I claim, because I can.
She was mine the moment I saw her,
And I will destroy her soul to keep her. Have her. Own her.

I'm ruthless,
And relentless,
A total asshole.
And I will do anything for her.
Emmalin Ross is mine.


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Marie Skye currently resides in Austin, Texas. She's always wanted to be a writer, and one day decided 'why not?' She's a sucker for all things romance, but also loves those stories that are dark and twisted, and makes you think to yourself "what would people say if they knew I read stuff like this?" They would be jealous. Visit her on Facebook, her Facebook Group or Website. 




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B.A. Sherman's THE ONE Book Blitz


The One by B.A. Sherman
Book 2 of the #GregDornSeries

Genre: Psychological Thriller

The Ultimate Killing Machine or Something Else?

In this second book in the Greg Dorn Series, Denver police officer Dorn wakes up one day to discover he is handcuffed to a bed in a quasi-medical facility recovering from some serious wounds. He is in severe pain and has no memory of how he got there. As his memory slowly returns, Dorn is obsessed with getting home to his wife and daughter but finds he is being held captive. He discovers that someone, somehow has tampered with his identity—and his head. He is now being prepped by his captor to become a “soldier” in a killing scheme intended to eradicate the enemy. “The General” fails to realize the extent to which he has perfected his new killing machine. Using his new skills, Greg escapes, jumps on a cargo train and heads home…but his homecoming is nothing like he expected. 


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The Test
By: B.A. Sherman
Release Date: May 1st, 2015

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B.A. Sherman's passion is writing psychological thrillers. He lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter and, when not writing novels, he is a police officer in Colorado. He has been in law enforcement for 24 years. The Test is his first full-length novel.
The short stories and books he writes are based on experiences he's had over the years, with "a heaping spoonful of fiction," he says. He has published one short story, The Truth, currently available on Amazon.com.
When he's not writing and working, Brad enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and skiing. These are areas he plans to write about in the future, perhaps incorporating them into a thriller or two.

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Russell Nohelty's MY FATHER DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF Blitz

My Father Didn’t Kill Himself
By
Russell Nohelty
Genre:  YA Mystery. This book deals with death, loss, and grief. There are difficult concepts to deal with and uncomfortable situations.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Supremacy (Supremacy #1) by Christin Lee

Supremacy
by Christin Lee

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Supremacy - Book 1
Publication Date: June 3, 2016
Publisher: Christin Lee
ISBN-13: 2940153175713
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 318 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Kate Parker, is a 17 year old senior living in Texas. She's on the swim team, has two incredible best friends, and a passion for saving animals. She falls hard when she meets a mysterious and fascinating guy named Lucas. He has a sexy accent and a killer smile. However, she sees unexplained pain and anger in his dark brown eyes. He claims he’s a foreign exchange student from Spain who is attending the local University—Kate knows there’s more to his story than that. She works hard to discover who he is—what he is.

  
 Supremacy (Supremacy #1) by Christin Lee

Supremacy (Supremacy, #1)There’s a new YA author in town and Christin Lee is setting a high bar for YA reading that is young YA safe, too! Supremacy is an exciting start to a new series that takes us to the center of the earth where a hidden society, far superior to us surface dwellers has remained hidden for eons.

Kate is an almost typical teen who is used to having things come easy to her in life with her total recall of all that goes on around her. Being a passionate animal rescuer on the hunt for an abandoned dog, she finds Lucas, a handsome and charming motorcyclist whose bike is broken down. Aside from being a little mysterious, there is something about him that gets under her skin and she needs to discover just what this feeling is. Too bad her father has pretty much pulled the welcome mat right out from under Lucas’ feet. Be amazed at Lucas' self-control when confronted, something he has never done in his life. All he knows is that Kate has awoken something within him that was trained out of him long ago and he wants her and will do anything to protect and keep her.

Little did Kate know her world would be forever changed, that people didn’t need to look to the stars for buried secrets, they just had to look down, right beneath their very feet. Will Kate find that Lucas’ secrets are too unbelievable or will she demand proof, a proof that will put both themselves and the world in mortal danger?

Prepare yourselves to travel beneath the surface of the earth, to find a society that is both terrifying and fascinating at the same time. Christin Lee has proven that we don’t need other-worldly beings to find fascinating fantasy, high tension and adventure, all we need to do is stay firmly planted right where we are. Without any high angst and with a clear and simple style of writing, this tale is safe to share with younger teens, which is ideal to awake another reader to the wonderful world of books. Some may find Kate a little over the top, yet I found her to be resilient. Maybe things have always come too easy for her, and maybe there is a reason we have not been told yet, who knows? Lucas will surprise readers with his story, he is definitely NOT your typical YA hero. A great escape into fantasy that will keep you turning pages, because how do you know there isn’t more to the earth than dirt below the surface?

I received an ARC edition from Christin Lee in exchange for my honest review.


Haunted Souls by Kathryn Knight

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Haunted Souls
by Kathryn Knight

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (June 1, 2016)
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Military | Paranormal
Print Length: 253 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Four years ago, Emily Shea and Staff Sergeant Brett Leeds agreed to part with no strings attached. Sparks flew during their brief affair, but fate intervened, sending Brett overseas. When an unexpected pregnancy derailed Emily's own plans, her attempts to locate Brett were soon overwhelmed by the challenges of single motherhood. Now, Brett has returned home, and Emily is forced to share her secret.

Despite feeling betrayed, Brett is determined to forge a relationship with their son, Tyler. As the former lovers battle both their inner demons and their mutual desire, another presence enters their lives—Tyler's imaginary friend. Soon, however, the chilling evidence points to a different conclusion: a ghost has formed a dangerous connection with their son. Emily's attempts to help both a lost soul and a friend in need spiral toward a deadly confrontation, and Brett must race to save Emily before he loses her again—forever.

 
Haunted Souls by Kathryn Knight

Haunted SoulsThere are so many kinds of pain, of having a haunted soul and Kathryn Knight’s Haunted Souls is a romantic suspense that exposes the haunted souls living within a couple torn apart by time, distance and secrets as well as the soul of a young boy, who had died 300 years prior and wandered through time in search of his mother.

Emily and Brett found passion and magic in their brief fling. When Brett went off to become a specialized military operative, that should have been the end of it, but Emily was a teen in trouble, pregnant, alone and determined to raise her child to the best of her ability, no matter what. Four years have passed and Brett is home, can Emily reveal the secret she has kept all this time? How would they tell their child, Tyler that his new best buddy is really his father?

When Tyler begins to have an imaginary friend, Em wonders, is it having Brett in his life or just the imagination of a child’s mind? And then it all started, the lights flickering, doors slamming and Tyler’s sudden ability to spell out a name he should never have heard of. He says Josiah is lonely, sad and wants his mother.

Meanwhile, Brett and Emily struggle to get over the sins of their pasts, the anger and resentment, shedding the guilt they each feel. Will curing their own Haunted Souls be a key to helping a lost soul find his way into the waiting arms of his long deceased mother? They say love conquers all and knows no limits, is it possible for Brett and Emily to heal through their shared love of their son? Will love carry on into the afterlife, too?

Kathryn Knight’s tale of the ghosts of the past and second chances to heal is filled with the unknown, a shining light for the future for both the living and the dead. Ms. Knight’s ability to weave a tale of such intricate design is refreshing as this is not just a romance of second chances for one couple too young for what life threw at them, but a chance for another lost soul to finally find the comfort and love it seeks. Wonderful world-building, strong characters that are fleshed out and so human and well-meaning, even in their inadvertent mistakes and the priceless innocence of youth in a child still able to believe in the magic we lose as adults. Start to finish, a fabulous tale that unfolds like a sweet rose, thorns and all.

I received an ARC edition from Kathryn Knight in exchange for my honest review.



Congratulations to the Winners of T.F. Walsh's CLOAKED IN BLOOD Release Celebration

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The Wulkfin Legacy Continues...Will Tribe Loyalty Triumph?
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Cloaked in Blood
by T.F. Walsh

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Wulfkin Legacy - Book 3
Publisher: Crimson Romance (May 9, 2016)
Publication Date: May 9, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 270 pages
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The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.

Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.

Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?

 
Cloaked in Blood by T.F. Walsh (The Wulfkin Legacy #3)

Cloaked in Blood (The Wulfkin Legacy #3)There is to be a political marriage between two powerful Wulfkin clans. Selena will marry to keep her younger sister safe from such a barbaric practice. Marcin, future Emperor to his clan, is leery of marrying into the enemy’s tribe. It isn’t like they do not know each other, there was a time when they were close, when the mistakes of youth tore them apart, but their hearts never forgot. His is filled with remorse, guilt and regrets, hers with pain and betrayal, is it possible for them to coexist for the sake of their clans or will they discover that once again, the quest for power will betray them all?

To add to the tension, Marcin’s long lost brother has been found, with Daciana of all people and his father wants to show his power as a leader with their execution. Can Marcin let this happen to a man he no longer knows? A tournament will decide the fate of both Selena and Marcin, as well as the fate of his brother’s life. Only one can win, only one boon granted, but is it that simple or will these two find that the secrets they keep are what will cause them both to forfeit the prize? There is no “I” in teamwork and until they realize this, their lives will be dictated by a harsh and brutal ruler.

Cloaked in Blood by T. F. Walsh is just one more fascinating read in a string of well-written tales. Discover Wulfkins and their power, their loyalty and the nature of their souls as father stands against son, two destined mates fail to bear their hearts and the treachery abounds. Often dark, always filled with action and intrigue, T.F. Walsh has another hit on her hands as she takes us across the ocean to the land of legends and creatures that hide from the prying eyes of humanity!



 


T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.
She writes young adult and adult fantasy fiction.
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Snowball
Chronicles of a Wererabbit
by Michelle Zeman


Publication Date: July 11, 2015
Publisher: F.B. Publishing
Genre: Children's fantasy
Print Length: 244 pages
Available from: Amazon
Heroes don't come any furrier than this..
I wasn't born with a scar on my forehead. I'm not an heir to a distant kingdom. The destiny I was born to was simply to die in a laboratory. My ability? To become small and furry. But becoming a hero doesn't happen overnight and destiny is a funny thing. In one moment the kindness of a stranger- or in my case a vampire - can change everything.
My name is Snow and I am a wererabbit.

Snow Everly was born a rabbit and believes that her destiny was to die in a cold laboratory. Then one winter night, a vampire named John breaks in searching for his missing research. When the lab goes up in flames he goes back and rescues her. He names her Snowball and has no idea that she is no ordinary rabbit. John's partner, Edgar tells him that he is now a father but it takes time for John to realize how right he is. When Snow turns three years old, Snow gains the ability to shift into a girl. Why was she created? Who and what are the mysterious figures following her? Follow Snow on her journey as she makes friends with werewolves, a telepathic mouse and searches for answers. Her dream is to one day become a hero and above all else - she wants to be accepted for who she is - a wererabbit.  
 
Snowball: Chronicles of a WererabbitAre you on the hunt for a wonderful middlegrade fantasy for your young reader that isn’t full of gruesome scenes, but has completely relevant issues that face kids today neatly tucked within? Look no further, Snowball: Chronicles of a Wererabbit by Michelle Zeman is a delightful paranormal fantasy about a young rabbit who escaped from a laboratory only to be found by an ancient, absent-minded vampire! John names her Snow, takes her in and knows absolutely nothing about caring or a baby bunny. Thankfully, his partner, Edgar, a flamboyant and highly lovable vampire takes charge and their little family is a loving trio. As Snow aged, poof! She changes into a cute little toddler, in need of learning how to change at the right time! As Snow grows, she faces the same issues as any child, from being made fun of to going to her first dance, to dreaming of being a hero. Along the way, she makes some great and unique friends and lives a life filled with family love, support and caring all while learning about accepting others as she would like to be accepted, as herself, a wererabbit.

Michelle Zeman has created a non-threatening fantasy for all ages, a wonderful plot, some quirky characters and a lovable young girl. No major spotlighting issues with a big fanfare, no major statements made, just a part of this young girl’s special life! The ways issues that arise are dealt with are admirable, downplayed and yet, there are subtle messages that will resonate. A perfect story to discuss with family, as well as read to younger children, allowing them a chance to feel the magic of reading and the joy of falling into another world where anything can happen!
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Snow Bunny:
Chronicles of a Wererabbit
by M. Y. Zeman


Publisher: F. B. Publishing (March 21, 2016)
Publication Date: March 21, 2016
Genre: Coming of Age | Children's Fantasy
Print Length: 230 pages
Available from: Amazon

 
My name is Snow and I am a wererabbit. I thought my fate was to die in a lab until one stormy night a vampire saved my life and became my dad. Ever since I was young I've dreamed of being a hero. Saving Josh, a teenage werewolf was a good first step.
But the road ahead of me is full of unexpected twists and turns.
Things got scary when we brought Josh home. If my early years were like a Disney movie, my teenage years could best be described as an original Grimm fairy tale. It started with the nightmares we had to wake Josh up from when he began screaming in the dark.

 
Snow Bunny: Chronicles of a WererabbitM.Y. Zeman tells a delightful, action filled tale of a young wererabbit with a unique family and the pluck to look out for others when they are in danger. Snow Bunny: Chronicles of a Wererabbit is the perfect paranormal fantasy for middlegrade readers with just the right touch of tension without gore that allows the reader to fall into a world one can only dream of!

Meet Snow, a fourteen year old wererabbit in a family unit consisting of two vampires as her parental figures and strong character role models. She has always wanted to be the hero she sees her father as and now is her chance. Josh is a teen werewolf held prisoner in an evil lab, drugged to prevent his change, stuck in his human form. Will rescuing him prove to be a good thing or will it bring the wrath of evil down on them? Can Josh overcome the drugs in his system and change again? The danger surrounding them will necessitate a move, but wait until you discover where they move to!

Endearing characters, nothing too dark or foreboding and a twist in family dynamics that is handled with ease. The perfect way to show a child that everyone is different, but love never fails. Cute reading for younger readers.
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M. Y. Zeman has a Master’s Degree from Stonybrook University and a BA in Mathematics. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a teacher of computers and math. She has worked as a professional web/graphic designer, creating many sites, including Tony Award winning actor Michael Cerveris’ official site.
She has been writing since she was old enough to read and has written short stories, articles and poetry. Her first book, Running into the Black is a courtroom drama.
A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, she is happy to be writing the new series Chronicles of a Wererabbit. She currently lives in New York with her dog and three dwarf bunnies and is working on the third book, Snow Island.

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