Tuesday, October 17, 2017

K.C. Tansley's THE GIRL WHO SAVED GHOSTS Release #Giveaway Blast!

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts
by K.C. Tansley

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Unbelievables - Book 2
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group (October 17, 2017)
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers , Teens & YA
Print Length: 280 pages
Available from: Amazon | iBooks | KoboBarnes & Noble



She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them.
After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.
Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she’s only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by traveling into the past.
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is The Haunting of Sunshine Girl meets Outlander. It’s a fast-paced YA time-travel murder mystery novel that combines paranormal and gothic elements to create a story full of ancestral legacies, powerful spells, unexpected connections, and inherited destinies.
Related subjects include horror and ghosts, family saga, Connecticut, New England, paranormal mystery, series, young adult, romance, and historical fiction.

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The Unbelievables Series - Book 1
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24991337-the-girl-who-ignored-ghosts?ac=1&from_search=true
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What will happen in Book 3?
In the next book, Kat and Evan learn more about their abilities and time-travel in search of the
Mallory bracelet. They face new obstacles with the unbelievables and their bond is tested.

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Six Reasons Why YA Paranormal Won’t Die

Readers and authors love to debate when something will “die” in publishing. It would be morbid, except they are talking about a trend or a popular movement in literature. I’m pretty excited to explain why I believe this genre is here to stay because it’s what I write and my favorite genre to read.

1) Talented Writers

Great writers will always draw readers. YA paranormal has authors like Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Stephenie Meyer, and Rachel Caine. Their writing is smooth and clean and clear. We readers tear through their books because these authors write compelling stories with intricate world building and mass appeal. They take well known supernatural creatures like angels & demons or vampires and create a fascinating take on the mythology and the rules of their creatures’ world. 

Even when we put aside the biggest names, the genre is filled with talented authors who create amazing worlds with unforgettable characters and great plots: Aprilynne Pike, Dawn Metcalf, Paige McKenzie, Brenda Drake, C.J. Redwine, K.R. Conway, and Andrea Cremer—just to list a few. These authors create stories worth reading. They bring to life fairies, werewolves, ghosts, witches, and psychics with a twist on the familiar folklore or a radical rewriting of it. Either way, they pull us into their worlds and keep us coming back for more.

2) Loyal Fans

Confession time, when I read a contemporary, I can’t help thinking something is missing. Oh right, the paranormal. Ghosts, vampires, mermaids, zombies, and all the other supernatural creatures have a foothold in my heart and my reading tastes. I need them in a story for it to feel complete. That is never going to change. 

A teen who loves paranormal becomes an adult who loves paranormal. Once we have a taste for paranormal, we never tire of it, which means there will always be a marketplace for paranormal because of us—its loyal fans.

3) We Need to Believe

The idea that there is more than what we see intrigues us. Not only that, but it gives us hope. Maybe our loved ones aren’t gone, maybe they can still see us as ghosts. Maybe there is more than what we sense. Maybe we can be more than we think. 

Belief, even in a possibility, can make life so much better for us because belief feeds hope and we need more hope in this world.

4) The Greatest Escape

When we read the pages of a contemporary, we don’t leave our world behind. Not the way we do in a vampire novel. We have to learn the rules of this new world, making us slip completely out of what we know and immerse ourselves in what the author has created. Paranormals takes us away from our lives and lets us exist in a world we could never inhabit during the day. It is the greatest escape ever.

Closing the pages of a YA paranormal, we need a few minutes to re-aclimate to our own mundane world without shadowhunters, vampires, witches, psychics and all the other supernaturals that we adore. That’s something powerful and unique to the intricate world building in paranormals that provides us with a complete break from our own reality.

5) The Allure of Secrets

What is the most interesting thing? A secret. As teens, sharing secrets was serious business. Finding out a secret was powerful and could destroy someone’s world. Or at least it felt that way back then. 

No matter what age we are, secrets have power. They pull us in. With paranormals, authors draw back a veil on the unknown and invite us into a secret world that exists solely in their mind. Most of the time, the paranormal is hidden and required to remain so, which makes it the ultimate secret for us to partake in.

6) We Get to Transform and Grow

YA Paranormals are all about transformation and growth. The characters grow and they transform into supernatural creatures, learn to co-exist with supernatural creatures, or battle supernatural creatures. Sometimes, they even team up with supernatural creatures to fight other humans. YA Paranormals allow us to see good and bad through so many different lenses and challenge us to make different choices about what is good and bad. 

There is something utterly satisfying about taking a journey with a character where they grow and transform; and in the end, we do too. 

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K.C. Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, and two quirky golden retrievers on a hill somewhere in Connecticut. She tends to believe in the unbelievables—spells, ghosts, time travel—and writes about them.

Never one to say no to a road trip, she’s climbed the Great Wall twice, hopped on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, and danced the night away in the dunes of Cape Hatteras. She loves the ocean and hates the sun, which makes for interesting beach days. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is her award-winning and bestselling first novel in The Unbelievables series.

As Kourtney Heintz, she also writes award winning cross-genre fiction for adults.

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André by Sybil Bartel Blitz and #Giveaway


André
Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #3)
Publication date: October 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
André
The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.
She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.
Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.
The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.
One shot. One kill.
EXCERPT:
“Kendall,” I whispered, half in disbelief, half in fucking horror.
“You can’t save me.” No intonation in her voice, her statement was pure resignation.
I asked the only question that seemed relevant. “Who else knows?”
“Candle.”
“No handler?”
She shook her head. “No. No witness protection. I refused.”
It was probably the only thing that’d kept her alive. Anyone knowing where or who she was would’ve been a target. Adrenaline pumping, my pulse Mach one, I stared at her in complete fucking shock. This woman had just signed my death warrant.
My nostrils flared with an inhale. “Chica—”
“Walk away, André.”
I opened my mouth to say something I’d regret, but she beat me to it.
“You can’t stop this,” she warned. “Go back to work. Pretend you never met me. Deny everything.” She picked up her dress. “I’ll be gone before you get home.”
I ran a hand over my face. “I don’t even know what to call you.”
“If you say my real name, you’ll be dead before you utter the last syllable.”


Author Bio:
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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Kim Redford's A Very Cowboy Christmas Promo & #Giveaway


Title: A Very Cowboy Christmas
Author: Kim Redford
Series: Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #3
Pub Date: October 3, 2017

Third in a spicy contemporary cowboy series from acclaimed author Kim Redford. Sydney Steele needs to wrangle cowboy firefighters to model for her charity Christmas calendar, and Dune Barrett—who she has in mind for Mr. December—is just the man for the job.

There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas…

Christmas is coming up, and single mom Sydney Steele is determined to make this a holiday to remember for Wildcat Bluff County. She still has to get those pesky, reluctant—and deliciously attractive—firefighting cowboys to pose for her charity calendar. They claim they’re too busy pursuing an unknown arsonist to take a break.

Dune Barrett has been flirting with Sydney for months, so he jumps at the chance to give her a hand. And when he agrees to pose as Mr. December, she couldn’t be happier. But to really win her over, Dune will have to convince eleven other guys from his crew to exploit their good looks for charity…a task much easier said than done.

KIM REDFORD is an acclaimed author of Western romance. She grew up in Texas with cowboys, cowgirls, horses, cattle, and rodeos. She divides her time between homes in Texas and Oklahoma, where she’s a rescue cat wrangler and horseback rider—when she takes a break from her keyboard. Visit her at kimredford.com.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Knuckle Supper: Ultimate Gutter Fix Edition by Drew Stepek

Knuckle Supper:
Ultimate Gutter Fix Edition
by Drew Stepek

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: November 23, 2017
Publisher: Drew Stepek
Genre: Horror
Print Length: 460 pages
Available from: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble
Los Angeles' drugs are run by the undead. 
When heroin-addicted vampire and gang leader, RJ, reluctantly takes in a twelve-year-old prostitute called Bait, humanity is introduced to his otherwise lifeless existence. An unforgiving, vicious and realistic horror story, Knuckle Supper explores chemical dependency, inner-city brutality, religion, molestation, abortion and the very nature of evil itself. 

Knuckle Supper: Ultimate Gutter Fix Edition by Drew Stepek 

Leave your timidity at the door, and maybe your shock, your sense of appropriateness, but be sure to bring your sense of humor because Drew Stepek is about to upend everything you ever thought you knew about vampires, or sort of vampires. While he’s at it, he is going to school readers in the evils of drug dependency, child abuse, prostitution and gang-related turf wars. When he’s finished, you will find yourself caring about the villains, no matter how twisted they may seem.

Meet R.J. Reynolds, vampire, heroin addict and gang leader, whose cold, dead heart is probably bigger than his cold, dead, drug-fried brain as he steals drugs from a rival gang, and takes in a pre-teen prostitute who would give anything to become a vampire.

Oh, make no mistake, R.J. is no saint, and not just a misunderstood vampire looking for redemption. He is one of many brutal and disgusting creatures who live for that next fix, laced with human blood, fresh, of course, like maybe form the stump of an arm or any other appendage.

One thing we will learn, thanks to R.J. is how these vampires truly came to be and trust me, it is a stomach turner and quite clear that he and those like him are the victims of human depravity. Bait, the twelve-year-old prostitute has an equally horrendous story to tell and bless her, she spares nothing in the details.

KNUCKLE SUPPER is one of those reads that you will love or hate, and probably will never make the Great Classics list next to Huckleberry Finn, but it is daring and it does present a pretty raw picture of life on the very dark side of the street. If you have no issues with over-the-top gore, twisted, off-color humor and language that could make a truck driver blush, you will most definitely be entertained from start to finish and you will probably take away a whole new appreciation for how much it sucks to be a misunderstood vampire in a world where no one can be trusted and your lot in life seems to be floating around in a toilet bowl.

If you want some eye-opening reading, don’t mind some major discomfort and aren’t afraid to admit that there were times your stomach felt like rebelling, I say, give it a try!

I voluntarily reviewed and ARC edition of Knuckle Supper: Ultimate Gutter Fix Edition.


Mating Needs by Milly Taiden (A.L.F.A. #2)

Mating Needs

My Rating:


Written by: Milly Taiden
Series:  A.L.F.A. #2
Print Length: 178 pages
Publisher: InterMix
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Shifter
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A cougar shifter meets his mate and match in this latest sexy paranormal adventure in the A.L.F.A. series as another Alpha League Federal Agent finds love and passion in the midst of danger by the New York Times bestselling author of Elemental Mating.
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The story is cute but I struggled with developing character connections. There are a few plot holes but the overall fun feel made this an enjoyable read.

I received this ARC copy of Mating Needs from Berkley Publishing Group - Intermix. This is my honest and voluntary review. Mating Needs is set for publication October 17, 2017.



Master of Magic by Angela Knight (Mageverse #10)

Master of Magic

My Rating:

Written by: Angela Knight
Print Length: 178 pages
Publisher: InterMix
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Next up is Master of Magic, a short novel coming in October, 2017

Return to New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight’s Mageverse in this never-before-published novella about a man with mysterious abilities and a hidden past—and the woman who must help him decipher his secrets.

Olivia Flynn finds herself on the brink of death, unable to call upon her Sidhe magic, when a handsome stranger rescues her. But this male is no ordinary human, and Olivia wants nothing to do with him. The foreign magic boiling around him is far beyond the power of even the Sidhe.

Rhys Kincade has never been able to explain his magical abilities. Olivia is the first person he’s encountered who shares his gifts. But before he can ask her about them, they find themselves under attack by a pack of werewolf assassins. An even deadlier threat follows, and the pair is forced to rely on each other as they fight unknown enemies—and an ever-growing attraction between them.
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What could be better than a magic mystical adventure? One with a mysteriously hot and uber magical alpha with unknown origins!

Knight steams up the pages with an intense action-packed magical mystery that had me glued to the pages. Mixing up the urban fantasy genre with multiple mystical all coming together, Knight smooth traverses her readers from modern day to the Mageverse and back.

The Mageverse Series has been a go-to series for me. Fun, mayhem and a wonderfully complex and electrifying romance will always be had when you open one of these books.

I received this ARC copy of Master of Magic from Berkley Publishing Group - InterMix. This is my honest and voluntary review. Master of Magic is set for publication October 17, 2017.



#Cover Reveal - Butterfly by Cambria Hebert


Butterfly
Cambria Hebert
(Public Enemy)
Publication date: November 3rd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Drunken brawls. One-night stands.
No-show interviews. Toilet-papering my hoity-toity neighbor’s house.
Insulting my fans. Trashing hotel rooms.
What’s it take to become public enemy number one?
I just told you.
I’ve done all that and more.
My poor conduct got me on the Celebs Behaving Badly list
and ultimately ruined my career.
From the world’s number-one popstar to world’s most hated.
That’s me. Ten Stark.
Go underground, they said. Stay out of the spotlight.
Most importantly, stay out of trouble.
Everyone loves a good comeback story.
For once, I listened.
I met someone who didn’t know my name,
my face, or the bad behavior that defined me.
She taught me I wasn’t who everyone thought I was—everyone including me.
Then someone whispered my name and things got messy, as they always do.
Now I want her back.
I’m not a caterpillar, but a butterfly.
My wings are in full color, not just black and white.
But first, I have to shed my cocoon and fly.


Author Bio:
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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All I Want for Halloween Promo BOOST& # Giveaway

ALL I WANT FOR HALLOWEEN
by Marie Harte

Mistletoe Kisses Anthology is Live!


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Publisher: Pronoun (October 16, 2017)
Publication Date: October 16, 2017

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Nancy Stopper — One Last Gift — They can’t forget their shared history, but when they see each other again after ten years, can they put the past behind them? Will the Christmas spirit help Jack and Casey find their way back to each other?

Christa Maurice – Celebrating Flora – Wally Kohler’s job is cleaning up after his superstar employers so babysitting Flora Mason after a PR disaster isn’t new, but what he wants for Christmas is a nice girl.

Maria Luis — Hat Trick — Marshall Hunt may be the NHL’s hottest new forward, but this charming playboy wants only one thing for the holidays - a date with the woman who’s had his emotions all tangled up for years.

Reese Patton — The One with the Christmas Trees — When attorney Brandt Hayward is set up with Mallory Davies, on Christmas Eve of all nights, neither has time to date, much less start a relationship. Can Brandt and Mallory find their Christmas miracle under the mistletoe? 

Susan Saxx — Real Miracle — Christmas Eve. One night, one last memory to revisit, before he’s off the grid. It won’t take long. And it won’t hurt. Much. Then SHE opens the door…

July Dawson — The Fourteen Days of Christmas — When high school sweethearts are reunited for this Marine’s fourteen days of holiday leave, will she be able to convince him to believe again in love and Christmas magic?

Kimberly Readnour — Bottom of the Ninth, the Novella — When stranded with the girl he stood-up in college, this professional baseball player must redeem his past actions or else lose the one shot at true happiness.

Natalia Banks — No Reservations — Gavin Rossi is an arrogant, conceited restaurateur. No one would ever dream of putting him in his place, until Cindy walks in. Will love break down Gavin’s walls? One thing is for sure, it’ll take a Christmas miracle!

Ev Bishop — Silver Bells — One lonely highway and a brutal snowstorm. Two broken hearts and an accident. Can Bryn and Sean find lasting love in such random, fleeting circumstances?



Petie McCarty's Betting on Cinderella Pre-Order Tour & #Giveaway

BETTING ON CINDERELLA
The Cinderella Romances, book 2
by Petie McCarty
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The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr Blitz and #Giveaway


The Cutting Room Floor
Dawn Klehr
Publication date: October 13th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
Behind-the-scenes secrets could turn deadly for Desmond and Riley
Life in the Heights has never been easy for seventeen-year-old Riley Frost, but when she’s publicly dumped and outed at the same time, she becomes an immediate social outcast at her high school. So Riley swears off romance and throws herself into solving the shocking murder of her favorite teacher, Ms. Dunn.
Riley turns to her best friend, budding filmmaker Desmond Brandt, for help. What she doesn’t know is that Dez has been secretly directing her life, blackmailing her friends, and hoping his manipulations will make her love him. When his schemes go too far, Dez’s web of lies threatens to destroy both of their lives.


Author Bio:
Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.
She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.
Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.

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