Monday, April 25, 2016

COVER REVEAL - Tainted (Demon Within #1), By Ginna Moran

Today is the cover reveal for Tainted by Ginna Moran. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Tainted (Demon Within #1) 
By Ginna Moran  
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy 
Age category: Young Adult  
Release Date: June 2016  

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Cami Anders uses one word to describe her life: purgatory. What she doesn’t know is she’s closer to Hell than she thinks. On the run from the demon that killed her parents, Cami struggles to find her place on the fringes of the Veiled Realm, the part of the world where demons and other creatures lurk in the shadows. Striving to find a normal life in the care of a former demon hunter, who would punch even an angel to protect her, is harder than Cami ever imagined. There’s nothing ordinary about sipping holy water like it’s her beverage of choice, having stare-downs with animalistic demons, and relying on a hunter with enough secrets to fill an ocean to keep her soul safe. When the demon from Cami’s past arrives to collect her soul, which he believes is rightfully his, she must unravel the secrets her protector has spent the last three years keeping from her. She finds herself questioning her existence and learns that running isn’t the answer. The only way to find normalcy is if she fights for it. But is it worth the risk of losing everything, including her soul, in the end?

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Ginna Moran About the Author: Ginna Moran is the author of the Destined for Dreams and Finding Nate series. She lives in Austin, Texas but is originally from Southern California. When she realized her love of writing was her life’s passion, she studied literature and writing at Mira Costa College in Northern San Diego. Besides writing novels, she was the senior editor, content manager, and image coordinator for Crescent House Publishing Inc. for four years. Aside from Ginna's professional life, she enjoys binge watching television shows, playing pretend with her daughter, and cuddling with her dogs. Some of her favorite things include chocolate, anything that glitters, digital design work, and organizing her bookshelves.

You can find and contact Ginna here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads - Amazon - Instagram - Pinterest - Snapchat: @GinnaMoran

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Book Review - House of Royals, By Keary Taylor

Hello hello everyone!  I hope that your week has been going great.  I have been making more time to read each day so that means more reviews for you all!  (insert cheeky grin here)

I love reading all kinds of books that are part of a series.  Today's review is the first book in a new series that I have found.  I loved it and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in the series.

Book Title: House of Royals (House of Royals #1)
Author: Keary Taylor
Publishing Date: June 21, 2015
Page/Word Count: 224 pages


Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.

Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.

Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they met, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.

In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…

Pros: Great story, great characters, great flow
Cons: Needs more back story
Overall rating: Highly recommended!


Alright so I picked up this book on a random grab.  I love when I get those lists in my e-mail of books that I can grab.  I am so glad that I did grab it!  This book was a great read and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it!

Alivia, the wonderful main character, is a very strong woman.  And I just love how Keary spelled her name.  She starts out nervous but by the end of the book she is a force.  She is like those rain storms that start small, with the sprinkles, and by the end of it a tornado has ripped through a small town.  She is definitely a great leading characters.

I loved Ian as well.  I knew as soon as he was introduced to Alivia that he was going to be with her.  There was just something about the two of them that I felt click from the get go.  I am not going to give too much away, but I feel even more for him as their relationship grew.  You will just have to read the book to see!

I will admit I am going to have to get my hands on the rest of the books.  I need to know what happens!!


Amazon Link: Buy it here
Goodreads Link: Click here
Twitter Link: @kearytaylor
Facebook Link: The Author's Facebook

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Book Review - The Ugly Teapot, By Fred Holmes

So I will read just about anything.  I love to see how an author will develop their characters and see where they will go through the story.  I am a big advocate of helping out new authors getting their books out there for the world to see.  Each review gets those books more eyes, more readers.  That is something I want to help with, be a part of.  Today's review is no exception to that.

Book Title: The Ugly Tea Pot (Book One: Hannah)
Author: Fred Holmes
Publishing Date: March 24,n2016
Page/Word Count: 205 pages


Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world.

To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed magical powers: the Seal of Solomon, the Ring of Gyges, even Aladdin’s Lamp. It was that lamp Hannah found the most unbelievable, for it looked like an ugly teapot. Nevertheless, her father assured her it was real, and made her promise to save her three wishes for something very special.

Then . . . six months later . . . the unthinkable happened. Her father was killed while on assignment to Baghdad. And so on the day of his funeral Hannah did something she never thought she would ever do.

She took out that teapot and gave it a rub . . . 

Pros: Great Characters, Great Themes
Cons: A little fast in some places
Overall rating: Great Book!!


So I got this book in exchange for an honest review.  I love when I get to read the first books in a series like this one.  I also love how this story is one that can appeal to so many different people.  It's geared for children, juveniles, but anyone will be able to follow it and get something from it.

Hannah is very close to her father and this book is all about how she would do anything to get him back. It was a very touching book and the love that Hannah has for her father is very evident from the get go.  You can tell she is struggling with his loss and turns to her dog, who she can telepathically communicate with, and to the things that her father gave her from each of his trips.

I don't want to get too much into the story, because it would give away the whole book.  The idea behind it though is a great one and it will keep you reading. The fasted paced, exciting turns will keep you wanting to know what will happen with Hannah next.  

I think this book is a great story that can help with handle grief, showing that we all do it in our own ways.  I think this book would definitely be one that should be shared with others who are handling their grief in different ways.


Amazon Link: Buy It Here
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Twitter Link: @FLouisHolmes
Facebook Link: Author's Facebook

Monday, April 18, 2016

PROMO POST - Complete with You, By Kenya Wright

Title: Complete with You
Author: Kenya Wright

Last anyone heard, Pipe was bloodied and broken in a Miami hospital. The next day, Pipe checked himself out and stopped answering his phone.
Jay and Evie drop everything and fly to Miami to check on their friend. Last time they’d gone to the sexy city, too much had happened and Pipe had saved the day. Now Pipe needed them to come to his rescue.

But before they can find Pipe, Evie and Jay nearly break the Internet with a racy video viral video heads can’t seem to get enough of.

With Evie dating someone new, Jay focused on getting drafted into the NFL, and Pipe on the verge of a nervous breakdown, everything’s changed.

Years ago, things seemed more simple. COMPLETE WITH YOU is the sexy twisty conclusion to Kenya Wright’s bestselling New Adult Erotic Coventon Campus series, told from Evie, Jay’s and Pipe’s point of view.

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Kenya Wright has published books in fantasy, cyber punk, and romance. She currently resides in Miami with her amazing children and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on her head at night.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Book Review - Poisoned, By Katherine Pine

So I said I would be getting the reviews out that I need to get out, and I meant it.  I have been reading so many books lately and I need to get the reviews for them up.  I have been reading all kinds of books,  in many different genres.  I have picked up some great new books to read and review so be on the look out for them all.

So without any more fanfare....

Book Title: Poisoned
Author: Katherine Pine
Publishing Date: February 26, 2013
Page/Word Count: 83 Pages


Poisonous mists settled in the lowlands 17 years ago, rendering ninety percent of the land uninhabitable and killing over half the population. Most blame their misfortune on industrialization or the fey, but some curse Snow White, the princess who was born poisoned.

As the only person who can survive entering the poisoned woods without a gas mask, Snow White has dedicated her life to studying the poison and finding a cure. This obsession draws her deeper into the woods and its secrets, where nothing is as it seems. When Snow White saves a man who should never have been saved, she unleashes an evil more horrifying and destructive than the poison.

Pros: Great idea, good characters, back story
Cons: Wish it was more detailed, the character's all had the same voice when reading
Overall rating: Easy to read


I am all about a different spin on a fairy tale story. This was a great spin on the Snow White tale.  I am not a fan of the short story format of it though. I think that with this though we run into a problem.  The characters all seem to come off the same when you are reading them.  The worst is when you are dealing with Snow White and Rose.  They are like the same people when you are reading their parts.

I think that with any story, the author had a great idea going in.  I think that Katherine had a great idea when she started out, but I think that the execution was lacking.  Getting the story from head to paper is definitely different.

I think that this should have been a full book, not divided into three shorter books.  That might have made it easier to read, but I am not too sure about that.  I am just very confused about a few things in this story.


Amazon Link: Buy It Here
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Twitter Link: @KatherinePine
Facebook Link: Katherine's Facebook
Webpage: Author's Page

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Book Spotlight - Changelings & Champions, By Lola White

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Magic is necessary to all things, but too much of it is sending the emotions of the Dark Fae Court to extremes.
The Fae Nation’s championship boxing match is the highlight of the year, but there’s a chaos-creating surge of energy accompanying every exhibition bout leading up to the main event. With the championship looming, the Special Collections Team is called to Las Vegas to investigate the magical disturbances at the Red Raven casino, the home of the volatile Dark Fae Court.
But the fae are not the only ones affected by the instability. The Dark Court is a hostile environment for the SCT, dragging them closer to emotional breakdowns and lines drawn in the sand. Dangerous royals, randy revelers and relationship dramas have the Special Collections Team close to folding, until a pair of changelings ups the ante.

“Can we get on with it?” Greel broke in. “I need to be on my way, and I’d be just as happy leaving now, if you lot can’t focus.”

“By all means.” Beryl’s voice dripped sugar. “If you’re scared of being torn apart by the Dark Court, your entrails served for dinner at the downstairs buffet, then do begin the briefing. I’m surprised they haven’t banged down the door for you yet, as it is.”

“I do not fear the fae,” Greel sneered.

Beryl smiled with all of her teeth showing. “You should.”

“Enough!” I raised my hands, unable to take another moment. It seemed we had learned nothing on our first case. “Just tell us what the mission is. The sooner we begin our investigations, the sooner we can get out of Las Vegas, and away from the fae.”

Beryl patted her hair. “I see you have the sense to fear the fae, Niccolo.”
I gritted my teeth to hold back my angry words, which would serve no purpose other than getting the former assassin bent out of shape. However, it was on the tip of my tongue to tell her, in no uncertain terms, that one belligerent fairy in my company was more than enough, and I did not need to surround myself with a whole Court more.

As I said, there was no reason to voice such a thing out loud, especially not to an overly emotional woman thoroughly skilled in all the ways a single finger can kill a man. And especially not when said finger sported a triangular hunk of metal large enough to rip a man’s throat open. Instead, I asked Greel to continue.

“There have been anomalies in the flow of magic through this casino.” He passed his glare around the table, staring at each of us in turn. “The disturbances have grown stronger lately, and with the exhibition matches already underway, we’ve been able to find a correlation between the power fluctuations and the bouts.”

“But that’s not surprising.” Zahra shifted in her seat, though she kept her cheek pressed to the tabletop. Her voice scraped against my eardrums like sandpaper, and she moaned in pain when 

Giovanni rubbed her shoulder. “More and more people would be coming to the casino to see the championship match, right?”

Greel lifted his lip. “You are correct.”

“It’s the highlight of the year for my Nation,” Beryl told her.

“With so many fae already here,” Zahra managed to lift her head a bare inch to look at me, “and so many tourists popping in, and then all the others gathering to see the fight, it makes sense that the magic would be stronger.”

I cocked my head. “She’s right.”

“Not exactly,” Beryl protested. “Morrigan keeps the citizens of other Nations strictly prohibited to the lobby and the boxing arena, but apparently the spikes in magic are affecting the gaming floors and nightclubs, as well.”

Our angel liaison waved his hand. “The disturbances have grown beyond what’s normal for these events. The magic seems to be human.”


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An extensive traveler who loves to incorporate various legends from around the world into her tales, Lola White likes to twist reality at its edges in her stories. She likes delving into the emotions of her characters, finding their strengths and weaknesses, and seeing (and showing) how they get themselves out of whatever trouble has found them—if they can.

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Book Review - Semi-Human, By Isabel Jordan

I have been a terrible book reviewer.  It has been many many months since my last review.  My last review was done in December and it is not getting to be half way through April.  I am sorry that I have not been around.  I was suffering for a severe lack of the "I don't wanna's"  I have so many books to get reviews up for and that means you need to expect a lot of reviews in the next few weeks.  I also need to clean up the e-mail I have set up for this account and that means I will be picking up some new books to read soon.  If you have something you think I need to read, please let me know.

That being said, Isabel Jordan sent me the sequel to a book that aboslutely loved back in December and I did not get it reviewed liked I promised.  Isabel, I want to apologize.  I read the book, and the review is going up today!

Book Title: Semi-Human
Author: Isabel Jordan
Publishing Date: October 31, 2015
Page/Word Count: 223 pages


Harper Hall finally has everything she ever wanted. Thriving paranormal PI business? Check. At least some control over her psychic ability? Check. Smokin’ hot ex-slayer fiancé? Check.

But Harper’s plans to grab the first ordained Elvis impersonator she can find and marry Noah Riddick on the Vegas strip—sans drama—are shot to hell when her old business partner shows up and makes her an offer she can’t refuse. And if she tries? Well, let’s just say she might not live long enough to regret it.

In the course of their elopement from hell, Harper and Riddick find themselves entangled with the paranormal mafia, dodging creepy vampire ménage action, and participating in the supernatural equivalent of Fight Club. First rule of paranormal Fight Club? There are no rules. And, oh yeah, don’t die.

Seriously, what’s a girl gotta do to get her happily ever after? 

Pros: Excellent follow up to Semi-Charmed, great characters, great story, great flow
Cons: Surprise ending, semi-cliff hanger-ish (grr, hehe)
Overall rating: Highly recommended!!!!!! ( I would shout this if I could)


So I read Isabel's book, Semi-Charmed, and I loved it.  I went into this book hoping to get the same feelings I got from the last book.  I was not disappointed.  This book was great from beginning to end.  The characters I loved in the last book were there for me again.  

Harper is a great character! I love her and the way she just has come backs for people.  She is a smart-ass and those are my favorite kinds of characters. They are the ones I can relate to on so many levels.  I just relate to her so well and that is something I am always looking for in a characters.

Can I say that I have a crush on Riddick still?  You get more about him and I think that is what makes me love him more.  He is flawed, and flaws make characters so much more interesting to me.

If you have not read Semi-Charmed, you can go ahead and read this book without feeling like you are lost.  Don't get me wrong, I think you need to read that book as well.  I can't sing enough praises about this book, and really about Isabel Jordan.  She is a wonderfully creative author and I can't wait


Amazon Link:Buy It Here
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Twitter Link: @izzyjord
Facebook Link:Isabel's Facebook
Webpage: Author's Page