Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Blast + Giveaway - DiSemblance by Shanae Branham


Shanae Branham

Jason Tanner’s life has always been different from the ordinary citizen’s. It started when he was an infant and his parents were only teenagers. A computer science prodigy, Lloyd attended MIT but left a pariah in the eyes of the school’s dean—but a computer physics genius in the eyes of his primary investor. Then his theories and ideas created a holographic machine and their world shrunk as contact with the outside world became less and less frequent. A computer prodigy now himself, Jason is about to learn that the world never waits for you if you have the ability to change it: it will come for you. Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he appears to abduct terminally ill patients before returning their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. When he picks up the trail, it leads straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner. Jason has been living life through the world of Lloyd’s invention and wishing he could carry on a relationship with Boston, the beautiful girl next door. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, he is brought back to reality in a hurry. He is forced to destroy all of the planted evidence—and finds he is being targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. But the secrets of his father’s invention run deep and Jason, his brother Isaac,Boston, the Comfort Killer, and Detective Durante hurtle towards one another on a deadly collision course that leaves everyone’s life hanging in the balance.

Shanae Branham

I am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer’s Expo. I love suspense thrillers and am a master at plot and character development. I enjoy stories with happy endings. I promise all my readers that when they put one of my books down or walk away from one of my movies, they will be enthused with excitement and joy. This does not mean there will not be some sad parts, because you have to feel the bitter in order to understand the sweet. In fact, I have struggled with Dyslexia my whole life, so you can imagine how overjoyed I was when DiSemblance won a Silver metal in the fantasy/science fiction category at the eLit awards in 2012.  

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  BookBlast Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 
 Ends 9/13/13 
 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. 
No purchase necessary. 
You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. 
The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 
This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. 
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. 
Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Books we're waiting on - Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

The sequel to Alice in Zombieland, releases in about a month! 
(September 24th 2013)

Now, who is excited?!

So why exactly should you be reading this series?


1. It's a tad bit like Alice in Wonderland but with Zombies involved...

2. There's this hot guy named Cole

3. The heroine kicks-ass

4. There's plenty of action

5. Suspense

6. and swoon-worthy romance!

7. and It's by Gena Showalter! So you know it'll be steamy and kick-ass! 

8. did I mention there is a really HOT guy named Cole? No? Well there is!

Through The Zombie Glass
 (The White Rabbit Chronicle #2)
by Gena Showalter

Zombies stalk the night. Forget blood and brains. These monsters hunger for human souls. Sadly, they've got mine...

     Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.
     After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.
     She's never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her...from everyone. Now, with her best friend Kat at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole's secret and learn to fight the darkness.
     But the clock is ticking...and if she fails at a single task, they're all doomed.

Pre-order your copy NOW!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: Ninety Eight by Shannon Mayer

  Title: Ninety Eight 
  Author: Shannon Mayer 

  Expected release: October 17, 2013 
  Genre: Contemporary Romance 
  Age Group: New Adult/Adult 
  Cover designed by: Damon Za   

  Speed Limits
Lottery Tickets 
  Elevator Buttons
Numbers are everywhere—they play such a vital role in our everyday lives. But what would happen if we measured love with equations just as we do our morning cup of coffee? My nana had many recipes in her cupboards, but it was her calculations for love that she insisted I live my life by; and I’ve followed her rules all these years.   

  One Animal 
  One Moment 
  One Critical Impact 
 That’s all it took for the numbers to start flying in a jumbled mess through my brain as I stared into the violet eyes that would forever make me question my choices. In a split second, the possibilities and reality of true love are revealed and I’m questioning all I’ve ever known.   

  A Tree 
  White Fences 
  Stolen Moments
I can’t ignore the storm brewing around—and within—me. Everything I am is confronted by these new numbers, and all they represent. My past, present and future will all be determined by the gambles I make right here, right now. Again, it’s all about the numbers. And what I’m learning is, one plus one doesn’t always equal two and sometimes three times isn’t always the charm.

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About the Author 

 Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her. She is the author of the The Nevermore Trilogy; a romantic suspense series, The Rylee Adamson Novels; a paranormal urban fantasy romance series, A Celtic Legacy; an urban fantasy romance series and High Risk Love; the first new adult romance novel in The Risk Series. Her newest romance, Ninety Eight; a contemporary new adult romance, is scheduled for release in October of 2013. 

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway - Trust In Me by J. Lynn

Trust In Me (Novella)
by J. Lynn
October 22nd 2013


It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Cover Reveal: Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner

  Title: Lying to Meet You 
  Author: Anna Garner 

  Expected release date: September 5, 2013 
  Genre: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit 
  Age Group: Adult – but it might appeal to YA/NA readers 
  Cover designed by: Sue Traynor 

  Does being in a relationship make you a hot commodity in the eyes of would-be suitors? Chloe Lane is about to find out. When her childhood pal, Ethan Webster, asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test this theory, she reluctantly agrees. As a work-crazed fashion designer, boutique owner and soon-to-be reality show judge, Chloe has no time for a real boyfriend, but being part of a faux pair will do just fine. Not that she has any intention of trying to attract someone else. However… Opportunity unexpectedly knocks when Chloe meets fellow reality judge, William Shannon. Super successful and super sexy, this high-powered entrepreneur inspires Chloe to test Ethan’s theory herself. Now, on top of keeping her fashion business productive, carving out a new role as a television personality, maintaining a fake relationship and attempting to lay the groundwork for a future relationship, she’s lying to William, lying to her friends, lying to her family and quite possibly lying to herself. Will Chloe be able to keep it all together, or are things about to explode?

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  About the Author 

 Born and raised in the Midwest, Anna Garner's adventurous spirit kicked in after graduating from high school, and she's since lived in Boston, NYC and London. For several years, Anna worked in fashion--first as a journalist and then as a shopkeeper, and for a while she dabbled in design. Although chick lit was her first love, Anna started writing quirky romances, and her first one, Fashioning a Romance, was published in May 2012 under the name of Libby Mercer. This was followed by two more quirky romances: Unmasking Maya and The Karmic Connection. Since Lying to Meet You is written in old school chick lit style and isn't a clear cut love story, Anna decided to publish it under her real name. She currently lives in San Francisco and spends most of her time cranking out more stories. 

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Release Day of 'A Tale of Two Centuries' by Rachel Harris!

Okay, so I don't normally do this, what with Rajaa and I pretty occupied with Uni assessments. But I just had to come on here to shout a big 
Happy Release Day to Rachel Harris! 

Her third published novel A Tale Of Two Centuries is being officially released into the world today! 

If you lovely people haven't bought your copy, here's a reason why you should...

A Tale of Two Centuries (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, #2)

About the Novel

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

A little about Austin!

A Special Deleted Scene Teaser from Rachel!

“Anything with you is exciting, Princess.” He moves his hand beneath my thick hair and plays with the wisps at the nape of my neck. Brushing his lips against mine, just a tease, he then lifts his head and grins. “And, it just so happens I like pizza”—another light brush—“and movies.” His mouth presses more firmly this time for a prolonged, lingering touch, and then he shrugs. “And I guess the company is decent enough.”
“Oh, is that right?” I ask, trying to feign insult, but mostly succeeding in sounding breathless. “Only decent?”
He glides the tip of his nose against mine. “Mmm hmm.”
I pinch the taut skin at his waist and he chuckles. The sound does glorious things to my insides. Then, finally, Austin strengthens his hold around me, crushing me to his chest, and tilts his head, capturing my lips in a long, searing kiss that has me clinging to his shoulders.
“Oh yuck,” a disgusted voice says a little later. “No offense, Alessandra, but I really don’t want to see my brother doing that.”
With an abrupt laugh of embarrassment, I pull away and bury my head in the crook between Austin’s neck and shoulder.
He sighs. “Jamie, your timing is excellent as always.”
“Hey, it’s a gift.” At the spirited tone in her voice, I look up. Jamie scrunches her nose. “But seriously, it should be illegal for big brothers to make out in public. It’s traumatizing.”
A ghost of a smile plays on Austin’s slightly kiss-swollen lips. “Well, you know, next time you could just walk away and not interrupt.”
“But where’s the fun in that?” she asks with a mock-frown. Then she grabs my hand and tugs me away from Austin’s arms and into her own—the enthusiasm of her hug nearly knocking me over. “And dude, why didn’t you tell me the two of you were hooking up? You do realize we’re practically sisters now. Sisters spill the deets.”
“Uh,” I say intelligently, more than a little confused on how to proceed. I lean back and look at Austin. “Well—”
“Because maybe some people have class?” Austin softens his words by rubbing the top of his sister’s head. Jamie rolls her eyes and slaps his hand away, but the apparent affection between them makes me smile despite my previous mortification.
“Whatever,” she says. “For real, I’m just glad you finally wised up. You’re lucky my girl put up with you until you did. Are you done with rehearsal?” This last part she directs at me, swinging her eyes back to me as swiftly as the topic change.
“Just finished,” I confirm. Though my head still spins from her chaotic way of speaking, I can’t help feeling proud of my ability to keep up. If I can navigate the muddy waters of Jamie’s conversation with ease, there’s no doubt I’ve become fully acclimated to this world. “And my driver is waiting outside, or else I’d stay for yours. I am sure you’ll be wonderful.”
She licks her finger and makes a sizzling noise as she touches her shoulder. “You know it.” She laughs again and gently shoves my shoulder toward Austin. “I’m gonna let you two say your mushy good-byes in private, ’cause seeing that once in a lifetime is more than enough.” Wiggling her fingers in a wave she says, “Laters, bro.”
I watch Jamie walk away and turn to find Austin doing the same with a tender smile on his face. Something in my chest squeezes and I fall for him all the more.
When the stage door closes shut behind her, he turns and locks his hands around my waist. “My sister’s nuts, but she was right about one thing.”
“And what is that?”
His forehead dips down to mine. “I am lucky you hung around until I wised up.”
“Well, it certainly took you long enough.”
I loop my arms around his neck with a grin, and Austin laughs. “What can I say? Guys aren’t exactly known for being quick on the uptake.” On the stage behind us, the shuffling sounds of the crew laying out another scene hints at the busyness to come and I exhale a frustrated breath, knowing it’s time to go. Austin rubs his hands up and down my arms, almost as if he’s hesitant to let me. “I have to stay and bring Jamie home after her scene, but I’ll come by your house after.” His eyes grow serious. “And you better save me some pizza, woman.”
I shrug. “I shall try. But I am feeling awfully hungry. Rehearsals take a lot out of a girl.”
He gives me one of his devilish grins and kisses me again, and a minute later I walk away with my own wide smile, backside tingling from the playful swat he gave it for daring to tease him about something as important as food. As my driver closes the door behind me and takes off for home, I watch the theatre grow smaller through my back window and decide that Jamie was wrong. I am the one who is lucky. Thanks to Signore and a little gypsy magic, I’m experiencing an opportunity of a lifetime. I have a cousin who is more like a sister to share it with, a handful of caring friends, and a boy who makes me feel more special and loved than I ever have before.
Regardless of what the future holds for me, Fate has been unbelievably kind.

Whoever orders a copy of A Tale of Two Centuries this week and forwards a receipt to Rachelharris1 at gmail dot com will receive exclusive swag including an Austin trading card, a ticket to Alessandra's play, and a signed bookplate. And yes, ebook orders count!

So what are you guys waiting for?! If that's not enough incentives, then I don't know what is! LOL So go get your copy today and fall in love with Austin! <3


Cover Reveal: Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage

    Title: Price of a Kiss 
  Author: Linda Kage 
  Expected release date: September 4, 2013 
  Genre: Contemporary Romance 
  Age Group: Mature New Adult 
  Cover designed by: Okay Creations   

 I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean— Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate…except for one glitch. He's a gigolo. 

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  About the Author 

 The youngest of eight children, Linda Kage grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest. She now lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Guest Review: NA Review - Frigid by J. Lynn

Frigid (Frigid #1) by J. Lynn

Frigid (Frigid, #1)Goodreads Blurb

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. 

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have. 

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

With so many books out there to read. It's hard to find a book that has everything I need to make me swoon, laugh out loud and fall madly and deeply in love with it, all in one sitting. So if you are looking for a relaxing, romantic packed book with a lot, and I mean A LOT, of steamy scenes, then this is exactly what you should pick up and read! 

After reading so many books out there with a lot of fast-paced action throughout the entire novel, I was starting to get sick and bored with the predictability of it all. So reading this novel was like a nice breath of fresh air. It was something new, that cliché romance we love and enjoy and yet still full of surprises. It was totally different then all the other books out there, but still had JLA’s romantic punch that we all know and love. ;)

Sydney, is your typical down to earth, girl next door, sweetheart we know of. But she can also be feisty, funny and sarcastic like any other college student. But being stuck with her best friend, who she is secretly crushing on, shows readers and Kyler a whole new side of her.
Kyler on the other hand is charming, sexy, sweet and down right illegal for being that good looking.  *cue drool please* yeah...I just wanna not write this review at all, just so that I can keep him all to myself. Haha!

The story starts off with readers getting to know Sydney, eyeing her best friend Kyler at a bar who happens to have a girl on his lap, when they were suppose to hang out together enjoying the end of the semester. Which is such a typical player move. And yet instead of being disgusted and annoyed with his behaviour, she can't help but fall in love with him in a more than friends way. With dual point of views, readers also get a feel for Kyler, who of course is clueless about Sydney’s ordeal. As his feelings for Sydney go way beyond than the normal platonic friendship. Kyler truly cares about Sydney, figuring her out as someone who he thinks he doesn’t deserve and so treats her like someone fragile and rare, someone who thinks he could never have. But to Sydney, she thinks he only cares for her as ‘like a sister’ and nothing more. People never understood how Kyler could be ‘just’ friends with Sydney, including Sydney herself for that long. They’re two different individuals with different tastes and social outlook. But nobody really understood their deep underlying connection with each other, not even Sydney and Kyler themselves.

Fast forward and what was supposed to be an enjoyable winter break with their closest friends, has turned out to be a ‘stuck together’ situation as they end up being snowed in a cabin for days by themselves, with no one around but each other to keep company. Not only will they have to figure out if their friendship can survive when they step over the line and go from benefits. But they also have to deal with mysterious events that lead to sudden shattered windows, cut pipe lines and a vehicle almost running Sydney over. With no electricity and communication to the outside world, they’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill them and why, while consuming to the attraction between them, all before one of them gets hurt...or worse.  

And so begins the journey to the ‘more than a friend’ stages. With unexpected twists and turns and steamy, swoon-worthy scenes, Frigid will capture and entice you like no other NA novel out there. You could say that this book is cliché, but if you’re like me and LOVE JLA's style of writing, than you will definitely enjoy this novel! Her books have a way of making it difficult for you to put down the story, even if it’s just to go to the bathroom or have a quick drink and snack! LOL 

If your still not convinced, than here’s a couple of teasers to entice you!

"He regarded me with a wicked glint. 
"Look around the room, Syd. There's something you're missing." 
Scanning the room, it took me a couple of moments to catch on. " My clothes? Where are my clothes?" 
His answering grin was pure sin. "You're not going to need any clothes today, baby.""

So what are you waiting for? Go get your copy now! =)

*Edited by Mary by Serena's consent*