Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Hidden Cities Tour & #Giveaway


Mind the Gap
The Hidden Cities Book 1
by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy Thriller

"The super-fast pacing and creepy touches give this teen adventure plenty of character."—Publishers Weekly



Returning to her home in London, teen Jasmine Towne realizes just how long she’s been training for the moment she would be on her own. Her paranoid mother’s last words, scrawled in her own blood, demand her action: JAZZ HIDE FOREVER. In this moment, the strange men who have always hung around her family’s life—whom her mother called the Uncles—become starkly sinister. And they’re on her trail.

Seeking cover in the Underground, Jazz slips through a mysterious gate, down tunnels, and seemingly through time. Inside an abandoned city of bomb shelters and forgotten Tube stations, she finds temporary refuge with a gang of petty thieves. Flashes of the past, spectral and haunting, share the tunnels…with no regard for the living. For how long can Jazz hide from the terrors of both her worlds?




The Map of Moments
The Hidden Cities Book 2

To what lengths would you go to undo the pain of the past? 



"Golden and Lebbon have far outstripped their past efforts with this wonderfully creepy thriller of a ghost story." —Publishers Weekly starred review

"Golden and Lebbon vividly evoke the rich, enduring character of New Orleans, as well as spinning a compelling fantasy yarn that builds momentum as Max works his way through the city's history." —Booklist

Max Corbett has returned to New Orleans for the funeral of his former girlfriend, Gabrielle Doucette, but between the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of his ruined relationship, the city feels alien.

At Gabrielle's graveside, Max meets Ray. Over a bottle of bourbon in a dive bar, the two discuss Gabrielle's unique connection to the city. Ray suggests that this connection might mean her tragic death is not truly her end. And he happens to know a real magic practitioner—not some Bourbon Street phony—who could open a window to the past and send a warning to Gabrielle. Maybe Max can even deliver the warning in person? Ray offers him a cheap map and says the process is simple. Follow the charted moments to build up a little bit of magical clout and then find the man with the gift. 

Surging with liquid courage, Max takes the ludicrous tourist map and sets off. But it turns out this quest is not so easy. When Max enters the First Moment, he is drawn into the fabric of history to witness dark and violent periods, and with each passing step, a grim conspiracy is revealed. Suddenly in too deep, there is nowhere for Max to go but through. But when you trudge through a swamp, you're going to get muddy.





The Chamber of Ten
The Hidden Cities Book 3


Archaeologist Dr. Geena Hodge is on the precipice of success: her team has found an entrance to an underground chamber while searching for the Petrarch’s lost library. A documentarian is joining her team for the descent into the long-hidden structure and may be the key to extensive funding. Best of all, she is able to share the excitement of this momentous occasion with her assistant-slash-lover, Nico, whose psychic presence resonates in her own mind.



Within a strikingly preserved room—unlike any Venetian excavation—the team finds only one artifact: a small vessel that immediately mesmerizes Nico. While the team investigates a slab of granite inlaid in the floor, Nico becomes transfixed by the object, and before he can be stopped, he has the urn in his hands. Then, it is broken open on the ground. And with that, the impossibly withheld groundwater begins to fill the chamber…

In the clamor to escape the rapidly flooding room and save the found texts, the team is sent in all directions. And Nico’s mind, always attuned to Geena’s, seems to go quiet. His actions in the days after the incident feel unlike him, and his consciousness seems to dissolve beneath the weight of his experience with the artifact. What insidious force was within? And what can satisfy its restless will?





The Shadow Men
The Hidden Cities Book 4

From Beacon Hill to Southie, historic Boston is a town of vibrant neighborhoods knit into a seamless whole. But as Jim Banks and Trix Newcomb learn in a terrifying instant, it is also a city divided—split into three separate versions of itself by a mad magician once tasked with its protection.



Jim is happily married to Jenny, with whom he has a young daughter, Holly. Trix is Jenny’s best friend, practically a member of the family—although she has secretly been in love with Jenny for years. Then Jenny and Holly inexplicably disappear—and leave behind a Boston in which they never existed. Only Jim and Trix remember them. Only Jim and Trix can bring them back.

With the help of Boston’s Oracle, an elderly woman with magical powers, Jim and Trix travel between the fractured cities, for that is where Jenny and Holly have gone. But more is at stake than one family’s happiness. If Jim and Trix should fail, the spell holding the separate Bostons apart will fail too, and the cities will reintegrate in a cataclysmic implosion. Someone, it seems, wants just that. Someone with deadly shadow men at their disposal.






CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat, Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers.

Golden co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.



TIM LEBBON has been published for over twenty years and have written over forty horror, dark fantasy and tie-in novels, including The Silence, Relics, Coldbrook, The Cabin in the Woods, the Noreela series of fantasy books (Dusk, Dawn, Fallen and The Island), the NY Times Bestselling novelisation of the movie 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows, Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Into the Void, and several books with Christopher Golden, including Blood of the Four, The Map of Moments and The Secret Journeys of Jack London. He's also written hundreds of novellas and novels and have won several prestigious awards.



The movie of The Silence, starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka, is out summer 2018. Pay the Ghost, starring Nicolas Cage, was released in 2016. More of his work is currently in development for the big screen.



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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

For You, I Will by Georgia Lyn Hunter (Fallen Guardians, #3.5)

For You, I Will
by Georgia Lyn Hunter

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Fallen Guardians - Book 3.5
Publication Date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: G.L. Hunter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 226 pages
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It should have been the happiest time of their lives…
As a Guardian of the realm, Blaéz is aware of the danger that can shadow him, but he’s determined to give his human mate the wedding of her dreams. Flowers, ring, and all, including following a baffling mortal tradition of abstinence—a challenge he gamely takes on.

Then the past and future clash…
Things start to unravel when an old adversary from an accursed life he thought long over suddenly reappears. Blaéz realizes it’s a tie he must sever and finally put an end to a longstanding feud. A straightforward job…until his vindictive nemesis snatches his mate.

It’s a time of reckoning…
Blaéz will risk and do anything to get her back. But first, he must face his own dark and painful past to have a future with the one woman who is his very heartbeat. If he doesn’t, it just might destroy everything he’s fought for…
For You, I Will by Georgia Lyn Hunter
(Fallen Guardians, #3.5)

For You, I Will (Fallen Guardians #3.5)Wedding bells are in the air at the castle. Darci and Blaez are tying the knot the mortal way and she is determined to make their day perfect. They are even observing some pre-wedding traditions, sort of… but whose wedding is ever perfect?

When Blaez is targeted for payback and pain, the most direct route is through kidnapping Darci. Blaez will have one chance to save the woman he loves, but first he must free himself from more than the spelled chains that bind him.

Georgia Lyn Hunter has done more than turn up the heat of passion with FOR YOU, I WILL, she has put "love that knows no bounds, has no limits and will do anything to protect," front and center as Darci and Blaez face a threat from Blaez’s past that is fueled by jealousy and hate.

Sweet and spicy moments, moments filled with “in love” teasing and moments of terror and rage, will this wedding ever take place? Hang on tight as two fabulous characters run the gauntlet for love and a chance to take that walk down the aisle. Makes me wonder if Darci is ready for immortal in-laws?

I received a complimentary copy from Georgia Lyn Hunter!

A Blaéz and Darci Novella
Sometimes the past refuses to remain behind...

Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, #4)

Out of the Dark
by Gregg Hurwitz

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Orphan X - Book 4
Publisher: Minotaur Books (January 29, 2019)
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Genre: Vigilante Justice | Suspense
Print Length: 400 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When darkness closes in―he's your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz’s #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets―i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan's past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan's mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States.

But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he's decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X―the first recruit of the program, Orphan A.

With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It's Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country―even the world―on the line. 
Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X, #4)

Out of the Dark (Orphan X, #4)He’s your last, best hope, but who can Evan Smoak turn to when he is out of options and his life is on the line? Orphan X is back and he is even more larger than life, more seemingly invincible, yet even more vulnerable and “human.” And. He. Is. A. Target.

OUT OF THE DARK is Gregg Hurwitz’s latest razor-sharp tale of Evan Smoak, a product of a life of being trained to kill, no questions asked, but somewhere along the line, Orphan X began to ask questions, and he became a threat to be eliminated. Until then, he is the last resort for those in need, he has found his moral compass and he is looking to pay it forward to those responsible for what he became. Vengeance will be his…

Non-stop action, explosive tension and through it all, Evan still finds time for hope and love, if only he could get free of the clutches of his past, but it doesn’t’ stop him from seeing to another orphan’s future freedom…

Evan is an over-achiever, the best of the best, but can he stay one step ahead of his fellow orphans gunning for him? High energy action, moments of sweet connections and gut-deep revelations make this addition to the Orphan X series another powerful, and magnetic read!

In a world of anti-heroes, Orphan X has set the bar for greatness and Gregg Hurwitz has created a fine line for Evan to balance between good and evil, justice and justifiable a she becomes something between a saint with tarnished wings and a sinner with a crooked halo.

I was invited to receive a complimentary ARC edition from Minotaur Books!


The Charter by Gillian Hamer

The Charter
by Gillian Hamer

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: G.E. Hamer (December 8, 2013)
Publication Date: December 8, 2013
Genre: Mystery | Suspense
Print Length: 396 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Sarah Morton hopes discovering the truth about the 1859 shipwreck of the Royal Charter will silence the demons of her past. 

But, tormented by visions and threats on her life, Sarah fears the ship may claim her as its final victim.

Set along the dramatic and dangerous Anglesey coastline, The Charter is a story of greed and forgiveness -- when the treasures of the past evoke the crimes of today.
The Charter by Gillian Hamer

The CharterGillian Hamer’s THE CHARTER is steeped in history, the timeless pain of loss, the treachery of deceit and the eternal forces of greed, but will the dark events from the past and present come together to give one woman the enlightenment she needs to forgive?

Sarah Morton came home to bury her estranged father, his will will lead her on a treasure hunt for her legacy, but will it be in the gold taken from a sunken ship or will it prove far more valuable?

The Royal Charter sank off the shores of the Anglesey coast in the nineteenth century, hundreds of souls were lost and it was said that some still haunted the small coastal village. Is the young girl a figment of Sarah’s overwrought imagination or is she trying to help her uncover truths long hidden, as well as crimes being perpetuated now?

Murder takes a front row seat as Sarah’s life comes crushing in on her, but the desire for answers cryptically hidden in her father’s “treasure hunt” will keep her moving forward until she discovers who she can trust and who means her harm, but by then, it may be too late…is the history of the greed for gold repeating itself once again?

Gillian Hamer has penned a haunting mystery, with an atmosphere shrouded in secrets while adding a ghostly paranormal twist that merely peppers the fringes of this taut and suspenseful tale. Mystery lovers will be mesmerized by each page! I was!


Faded by Chloe Miles (Faded Trilogy,#1)

Faded
by Chloe Miles

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Faded Trilogy - Book 1
Publication Date: August 24, 2012
Publisher: Chloe Miles
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 354 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”

Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming ... and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.

Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.

The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.

The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.

But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?
Faded by Chloe Miles (Faded Trilogy,#1)

Faded (The Faded Trilogy, #1)A book safe to give to a young teen, told with that young teen flavor!! The town of Fort Everwick is under attack by the dead and they don’t even know it. Savannah and her friends died in a car crash, but three earthbound spirits give them a second chance at life and a chance to fight for good over evil from beyond. Special powers, abilities to turn into a spirit, yet no one can know.

Watch teens battle The Forces, an evil group of spirits bent on destroying all that is good. Meet the good earthbound spirits and watch them struggle as the The Forces battle them. Can Savannah and her friends turn the tide? Savannah may not be ready to accept how powerful she can be and she certainly never expected to fall for a handsome young man who died years ago. Will she be the weak link in the struggle of good versus evil or will the secrets from the past solidify her resolve to become a force to be reckoned with?

FADED by Chloe Miles seems to be written for a younger teen audience, sweet teen romance that has an innocence about it and definitely takes the higher moral ground, teen insecurities and timidity, as well as those “dreamy” thoughts that are part of growing up.

Lots of dialogue, strained friendships, and a world that keeps getting bigger and scarier, all seen through the eyes of youth! Share this series with a younger teen, because fantasy is supposed to be fun, adventurous and larger than life! For adults, read it through the eyes and heart of a teen and be transported into a world where anything is possible.

LV48 by Matt Doyle (The Cassie Tam Files #3)

LV48
by Matt Doyle

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Cassie Tam Files - Book 3
Publisher: NineStar Press (December 10, 2018)
Publication Date: December 10, 2018
Genre: Scifi | Suspense
Print Length: 223 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
New Hopeland City may be the birthplace of Tech Shifter gear, but it isn’t the only place that likes to blend technology with folklore. Now, a new nightmare is stalking the streets…

When PI Cassie Tam is attacked on the way home one night, she expects the police to get involved. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced into acting as bait to lure out a lunatic in a tech-suit that’s literally out for blood. But past actions have consequences, and doing so may be the only way she can get a clean slate from the city’s law makers.

If only that didn’t mean having to face down a wannabe vampire.
LV48 by Matt Doyle (The Cassie Tam Files #3)

LV48 (The Cassie Tam Files, #3)P.I. Cassie Tam is back, just as sassy, with the same amount of snark and attitude, but this time, maybe just a little less fearless, because this time, she was the victim and now the police want her to be the bait. In a world where technology rules, and Tech Shifter gear popularity is growing, must she now deal with a vampire, too?

Who or what is LV48? Is it a secret weapon about to be unleashed on the world? Is it good or evil? What does it want with Cassie? What’s going on with her familiar, her pet gargoyle, a bot with some new quirks showing up daily? Does it have something to do with her case? While we’re at it, why are the police being so cooperative with her?

Matt Doyle’s world continues to fascinate me with Tech Shifters, good old fashioned human frailties and that on again, slightly off again romance that Cassie seems to stumble through.

I love this series, it’s different, not all dark, not all lightness and filled with great vocabulary, Cassie’s ever-entertaining quick wit and sharp mind, not to mention her ability to get herself into a jam, no matter how hard she tries not to! Matt Doyle has created another great read with just enough mystery and suspense to keep me turning pages! And Cassie, he has Cassie!

I received a complimentary copy from Matt Doyle!


Beyond Paradise Tour & #Giveaway


Beyond Paradise
by Barbara Nolan
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Jonny Vallone, the dark, brooding owner of Manhattan nightclub, Beyond Paradise, doesn’t need any more complications in his life, or women. Then savvy con artist Cheryl Benson, barges into his office and spits out a confession that would make most men run for cover.


Cheryl’s fast-paced, out-of-control life is closing in, and her only hope against a ruthless crime boss is bad boy Jonny and his powerful connections. Her knight in black Brioni has a body made for sin with enough baggage to fill a 747, but when a near-fatal attack throws the two together, they implode in a night of steamy, sheet-gripping passion.

Jonny can’t resist the beautiful blonde with the pleading green eyes plus he has his own agenda with the underworld thug who owns a piece of his soul.

Their wild ride whisks them from the high-powered glitz of Manhattan to the sultry beaches of Miami in a desperate attempt to break free of their shady pasts while trying to tame their fiery passion and the dangerous deceptions swirling around them.






Barbara Nolan enjoyed writing most of her life and recently acquired her Certificate in Creative Writing from NYU. She also benefited from the help and influence of many talented professors and editors along the way. She is a member of RWA and the New Jersey chapter of Romance Writers. Her passion for reading and words make this a journey of love.


She writes gritty, realistic stories filled with strong men and the women who tame them.

She considers reading a luxury and writing a necessity.




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Vander Villes by Khardine Gray Tour & #Giveaway


When Beauty Met the Beast
Vandervilles #1
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Beneath the luxurious lifestyle and the glamor of fame and fortune held by the Vandervilles, lies a dangerous web of secrets and a twisted tale of passion, and suspense.


With wealth, power, and beauty in abundance their dominant name prevails.

But trouble is about to come their way and throw their lives into turmoil.

One man consumed with the quest for revenge seeks to ruin their lives and destroy them one by one.

Witness the brilliantly vindictive plan to bring down Benjamin Vanderville, the deceitful precarious States Attorney of California and his wife Regina, reigning queen of the fashion world.

Fall in love with the warmth of romance that blossoms between Wade Vanderville and Chloe Matthews.

And walk the road of betrayal as Taylor Vanderville discovers where loyalties lie.

The riveting tale of When Beauty Met the Beast will grip you and captivate you right from the start…


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Secrets and Lies
Vandervilles #2

Simmering secrets and lies burst into a tempestuous roil in Secrets and Lies.

Discover who gets burned and who, if anyone, makes it through unscathed.

Stability Rocked

As Wade’s whirlwind romance with Chloe starts to stabilize, his ex-girlfriend turns up desperate to destroy what firm ground the two have forged. Wade’s love for Chloe has grown so deep that he’ll do anything to protect what he has with her – even if it means spinning a new web of lies.

The Agony of Betrayal

Still reeling from the double betrayal of her father and lover, Taylor barely regains her feet… only to fall in love all over again with her cheating lover. The attraction is so strong she can’t stop herself, even though she knows she must.

Matriarch and Mother

Seeing her daughter suffering is breaking Regina’s heart. She yearns to give all the help she can but… Ben is scheming to use Runway to financially back his bid for Governor. Will her struggles to keep her family safe come at the expense of her daughter?

Murder!

Wade finally gives in and goes to his ex even though he knows he shouldn’t. But she’s dead and the cops finger him as the killer. Only the real killer is still on the loose and hunting…





Into the Rabbit Hole
Vandervilles #3

Chaos Reigns


Wade’s been arrested, a killer is on the loose, and Ben’s crimes are catching up with him. Will anyone in this family emerge from the chaos unscathed?

Murder Mystery

Chloe and Wesley dig deep to discover what is really going on and to prove Wade’s innocence. The deeper they dig the more the shocking truth becomes visible. Will they discover the man behind the drama? What happens if they do?

No Longer Hidden

The light finally shines of the crimes that Ben has committed, but unleashes more trouble. As always Regina is caught in the middle, but this time it’s worse. She doesn’t know where she’ll begin to fix things.



Forgive and Forget?

Can Taylor forgive, forget, and finally move on? Will she be able to see the world with the fresh clear eyes that only forgiveness of a betrayal can give? Will she be able to trust again?

Kiss and Make Up

Can Chloe accept Wade’s past and all the chaos ebb to allow the deep, romantic love they so richly deserve?

Follow the twists and turns to the stunning conclusion of Into The Rabbit Hole!





Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.


She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating.

When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.

No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of Khardine's books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and characters she creates.





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