Thursday, November 23, 2017

Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape


Magick & Mayhem (An Abracadabra Mystery #1)

Book one in the brand new Abracadabra Mystery series. What an awesome start to a new series!! We get to meet Kailyn as she attempts to go one with her very magical life after the abrupt death of her mother and grandmother. The whole family consisted of witches that run their own shop selling magical beauty items and spells. An Aunt even runs a physic business in half the building with full English tea service offered (the baked goods sound incredible). Both before and after the death their family magic had been acting wonky so Kailyn tries to fix it but of course things get even worse with a murder on top of it. The mix of magic, normal, and some crazy personalities makes for quite a combination that I found really hard to put down because I was so into the story wondering what would happen next (some parts are so nuts there is no guessing which I really enjoyed). I was ready for a good magical mystery and this one did not let me down. You must read this if you enjoy magical cozy mystery novels. I give it 4/5 stars.

Death Among Rubies by R.J. Koreto


Death Among Rubies (Lady Frances Ffolkes #2)

Book two in the Lady Francis Ffolkes mystery series. The author has done it again. The perfect blend of historical details, girl power, and a mystery to be solved. The interplay between Frannie and her maid just cracks me up. Only two people who truly know one another can talk like that and Mallow's loyalty is just a treat. One would think country house party would be fairly bland but never when Frannie is there. Of course her and the maid get to find another dead body which the police cannot seem to investigate right. This makes Frannie starts asking her own questions until she finds herself in harms way. The dialogue in these books is just incredible. It really hooks the reader giving them a very clear outline of the personalities being portrayed. All the details just seem to work so well together that we end up with a remarkably good historical fiction mystery novel that I really enjoyed so it gets 4/5 stars.

Death on the Sapphire by R.J. Koreto


Death on the Sapphire (Lady Frances Ffolkes #1)

Book one in the Lady Frances Ffolkes mystery series. What a great start to historical cozy mystery series. We get to meet Frannie who lives in the past in England where she very progressively of her moved into the first women's apartment building much to her brothers dismay. Not being a typical society girl despite her high birth she instead chooses to live life how she sees fit and I highly approve. She may be different but she has no problem accepting who she is being very comfortable in her skin. When she stumbles across investigating things get even more interesting as she tries to find answers in a world that truly does look down on women. That does not stop her though and before it is all said and done she solves the mystery before the police can. I highly enjoyed the girl power coming to life in such a historical setting. It made me smile quite a bit and I recommend this book to fans of historical mystery fiction. I give it 4/5 stars.

Scheduled to Death by Mary Feliz


Scheduled to Death (A Maggie McDonald Mystery, #2)

Book two in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series. Well the family finally got moved in after all of the crazy stuff in book one and now Maggie is trying to get her organizing business off the ground. Her first client is important enough to get the word around if she does a good job and things are going smooth until a dead body is found at the house she is cleaning out and her employer is the main suspect even getting arrested. The evolution of the story had me hooked wondering what would happy next and the characters are really easy to relate to by this point. The addition of the horrible police officer really adds a new layer to the story that inspires Maggie to find out what really happened. The story is very well written and if you enjoy cozy mysteries novels then this is the series for you. I really enjoyed reading it so it gets 4/5 stars.

Address to Die For by Mary Feliz


Address to Die For (A Maggie McDonald Mystery)

Book one in the Maggie McDonald Mystery series. What a great start to a new series. Maggie and her family are relocating to an inherited house in a town only the husband is familiar with having grown up there. The only problem is that everything that can go wrong does including finding a dead body in the basement when they first arrive. The crazy events just build one after another keeping the reader hooked wondering what will happen next. Maggie tries to keep everything going but life sure seems to fighting against her. If you enjoy cozy mysteries then this is the book for you. I really enjoyed reading it so it gets 4/5 stars.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway for Exposure by Sylvie Parizeau


Exposure
Sylvie Parizeau
(Incandescent, #3)
Publication date: November 22nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
PHILIPPE-OLIVIER TISSEROT’s caffeine addiction is about to land him in uncharted territory and one hell of a ride. One that’s about to go viral.
Current status: Computer whiz to hacker to penpal.
Upgrade status: Lover.
Well, I’m still working on the lover part.
I’m just a computer geek studying at MIT. And now I’m in two places at once – the geek and the lover battling it out to get the girl.
The only problem is, my dream girl doesn’t know she knows me in either one of them.
Now I have to win her in both.
Please wait. Upgrade in progress.

Author Bio:
A paralegal by day and incurable romantic by night, Sylvie is a cross-genre, and she takes Happily Ever After very seriously. The End just isn’t in her vocabulary.
An incorrigible daydreamer, she now feeds her obsession with epilogues by concocting stories in which heroes deal with the happy from the get-go. Ready, or not. And she confesses under oath to loving every minute of it.
Sylvie lives her own Happily Ever After in the beautiful mountains of Les Laurentides in Northern Quebec, alongside her whole set of characters.
In between treks in their backyard wilderness, you can find them hanging out at www.sylvieparizeau.com
Review
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
This is one of the most unique takes on a romance novel that I have read in quite some time. We get a man that is all about the tech who falls for a girl that uses it so little he has to resort to actually writing letters using snail mail. The back and forth is quite funny whi l still leaving room for the surprises yet to come. I am thoroughly enjoying keeping up with the guys in this group as they each fall one after another. I look forward to the next one to be honest. I really enjoyed this one so it gets 4/5 stars.




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Blog Tour and Giveaway for Subhuman by Michael McBride


Subhuman
Unit 51 #1
by Michael McBride
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Aliens

THEY ARE NOT HUMAN.
At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world’s top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . .

THEY ARE NOT NATURAL.
Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost civilization hold the key to the strange mutations that each scientist has encountered across the globe: A misshapen skull in Russia. The grotesque carvings of a lost race in Peru. The mummified remains of a humanoid monstrosity in Egypt . . .

THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY.
When a series of sound waves trigger the ancient organisms, a new kind of evolution begins. Latching onto a human host—crossbreeding with human DNA—a long-extinct life form is reborn. Its kind has not walked the earth for thousands of years. Its instincts are fiercer, more savage, than any predator alive. And its prey are the scientists who unleashed it, the humans who spawned it, and the tender living flesh on which it feeds . . .

Praise for Michael McBride
A fast-paced and frightening ride. Highly recommended for fans of creature horror and the thrillers of Michael Crichton.”—The Horror Review on PREDATORY INSTINCT
McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that
keeps the reader on edge.” —Examiner




Michael McBride was born in Colorado and still resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. He hates the snow, but loves the Avalanche. He works with medical radiation, yet somehow managed to produce five children, none of whom, miraculously, have tails, third eyes, or other random mutations. He writes fiction that runs the gamut from thriller (Remains) to horror to science fiction (Vector Borne, Snowblind) . . . and loves every minute of it. He is a two-time winner of the DarkFuse Readers' Choice Award.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway for The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting


The Chosen Knights
Mary Ting
(The Angel Knights #1)
Publication date: March 19th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
(HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights)
SOME BOOKS AREN’T MEANT TO BE OPENED
***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code.
Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era.
*** SILVER AWARD WINNER 2016–YA FANTASY–READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD***
A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD’tale Magazine
Book trailer: http://bit.ly/2t0cOKF
When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.
There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.

Author Bio:
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

REVIEW
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
If you like YA fantasy novels then this is so the book for you. The idea that angels come to Earth to hunt bad guys and a world full of supernatural creatures it just awesome. the author really captures how hard it is to act and understand humans when you are not one in a way that is both informative and funny at the same time. The incorporation of all the widely different characters really gives the group an added dimension that will guarantee that the story never really gets boring as there is just do much going on between them all. the secrets were surprise and i found myself hooked enough that I was really disappointed that I did not already have the next book ready for me to get started as I really want to know what happens next. I really enjoyed reading is so I give it 4/5 stars.

 

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Blog Tour and Giveaway for Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts by Erin Johnson


Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts

A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels) 

  by Erin Johnson


 Black Arts, Tarts & Gypsy Carts: A Cozy Witch Mystery (Spells & Caramels)
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series  
Self Published (October 29, 2017)  
Paperback: 300 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1976537110  
E-Book - ASIN: B076GW21DK
 
With the Summer Sea Carnival visiting the enchanted island of Bijou Mer, Imogen jumps at the chance to help run the royal bakery booth. It’ll get her out of the palace and allow her to continue avoiding her feelings for a certain engaged prince. Imogen’s plans to lay low are shattered when the world-famous necromancer, Madame Zerna, is found dead, sawed in half on the dark magician’s table and Imogen’s friend Rhonda is caught red-handed. With incriminating evidence piling up against Rhonda, Zerna’s rival, Imogen promises to help clear her name by finding the real murderer. But between running the booth, encouraging Maple as she struggles to lead as head baker, and taking spell lessons from the friendly strong man, Imogen’s got her hands full. And it’s no easier getting information from the evasive dark magician or Madame Zerna’s secretive assistant. Even Rhonda’s hiding something. With the Night of the Dead fast approaching, and Rhonda headed for a maximum security witch prison, Imogen races to unearth the real killer in time to save her friend. But in a mysterious carnival where nothing’s as it seems, will Imogen have the magical powers to keep from being on the chopping block herself?
 

 About the Author 


A native of Tempe, Arizona, Erin spends her time crafting mysterious, magical, romance-filled stories that’ll hopefully make you laugh. In between, she’s traveling, napping with her dogs, eating with her friends and family, and teaching Pilates (to allow her to eat more).  


Website: www.erinjohnsonwrites.com.  
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EJohnsonWrites.  
Twitter: @EJohnsonWrites  



Purchase Link - Amazon

 a Rafflecopter giveaway  

 REVIEW
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I do love these books! The world building was incredible in the first one and this one held up to the challenge with lots of new little quirks that really set the story apart. The incorporation of all of the past beloved characters was ingenious. The investigation follows an odd path that really keeps the reader guessing what will happen next. The end was a huge shock which is quite a skill to pull off with me. If you enjoy magical cozy mysteries you really have to read this series. I loved every single page so it gets 5/5 stars.


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Blog Tour and Giveaway for Not Dead Yet by Samie Sands


Not Dead Yet
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 4
by Samie Sands
Genre: Horror, Post- Apocalyptic

The AM13 Outbreak has affected everywhere, the entire world has experienced infection.

Victims of the virus are no longer human, they've changed, become something scientifically impossible. With their loss of human function and their new lust for flesh, there’s only one word to describe them...

Zombies.

The world is divided as everyone tries to work out how to survive. Many have already lost their lives 
in the fight, but there are still a few who are not dead...

Yet!


Don't miss the other books in the AM13 Outbreak Series!
Lockdown
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 1
Forgotten
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 2
Extinct
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 3

Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new way by writing.

She has a degree in Media Studies and PR and has already had articles published in a number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number of successful projects.

She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain inspiration from new places and different cultures.


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Book Blitz and Giveaway for Snow and Seduction


Snow and Seduction: A Steamy Reverse Harem Winter Collection
Publication date: November 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Warm up from that kiss of winter snow with eighteen steamy contemporary romance stories–reverse harem style. From international, USA Today, Amazon bestselling and debut authors alike, this collection features eighteen tales of love in winter.
And what could possibly keep a woman warm better than a heated holiday romance with the perfect guy? How about three or more perfect men in each story: from billionaires to snowboarders, rockstars, cowboys, and more. That’s right–each story has at least three male love interests and our heroine…she doesn’t have to choose.
She gets them all.
“Snow and Seduction” is the sexy reverse harem romance anthology you’ve been waiting for.

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway for Dax by Shannon Leah

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Dax (Bad Boys of Willow Valley)
Author: Shannyn Leah
Genre: Contemporary Small Town Romance

About Dax: Dax is the first book in Willow Valley’s Bad Boy stand-alone series. These hot contemporary romance books feature alpha males heroes and strong, independent women.

Fall in love with Dax Coyln, a volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic for his restoration business. He’s strong, solid, independent, until tragedy strikes that could tear him to the ground.


It’s hard to resist a Good Man who’s a Bad Boy

Dax Colyn is one of the bad boys of Willow Valley. A fearless volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic, he makes all the woman swoon and he likes it that way. He keeps people at a distance since his mother died. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, much less a woman he knows he could fall in love with
Ava Anderson keeps people away, too. Haunted by her tortured past and constantly fearful of the future, it’s only her daughter Olivia and Dax’s dad Rowdy that she’s let in.
But when tragedy strikes, it pushes Dax and Ava together, forcing them both to let go of their fears. They soon learn how hard it is to keep pretending and how easy it is to let others in. Especially when those people are family.
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About the Author
Contemporary romance author Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she’d started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she's not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.

Shannyn would love to get to know her readers as you get to know her (just don’t send her any carrots!)

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Website http://www.shannynleah.com

Cover Reveal for Warning Call by Danny Bell


Warning Call
Danny Bell
(The Black Pages, #2)
Publication date: December 21st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Elana Black. Saving the day even if she has to tear a hole in the universe to do it.
An unbeatable mythological horror has its sights set on Elana, and that’s not the worst of her problems. Gods want to use her, shadowy agents want to eliminate her, and a powerful sorcerer wants to kill her; all as she rushes to stop an event which portends the death of her best friend, Olivia. It’s all catching up with her, and just in time for Christmas. Elana is going to have to figure out how all of it is connected but she’s in over her head, outnumbered, and running out of time.
And she always thought magic would make her life easier.
There is also a limited release cover:

Author Bio:
My name is Danny Bell. I want to tell stories and avoid writing author profiles. I read—when I should be interacting with people, I named my cat after a cat I liked in a book, I’m pretty sure I saw a ghost one time—though I’ll never admit it publicly, I’m too tall for the earth, and I’ve never eaten a vegetable. I lied about the vegetable part. Wait… is someone going to read this?

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Blog Tour and Giveaway for The Four Worlds Series by Angela J. Ford


The Five Warriors
The Four Worlds Series Book 1
by Angela J. Ford
Genre: Epic Dark Fantasy

"The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the end of a chapter. If you're a fantasy fan, you're going to LOVE this!" —Amazon review


What if...

your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?
Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.
Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.
Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.
"Angela's imagination has brought these characters to life and the worlds they live in."
Amazon review


The Blended Ones
The Four Worlds Series Book 2
Over 100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the Blended Ones...


Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.
Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone's mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.
Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.
Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.
This can be read as a stand alone novel
Eliesmore and the Green Stone
The Four Worlds Series Book 3
Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.
Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.
But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:
Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?

Myran
A Tale of the Four Worlds
Darkness has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the prophecy concerning the One to come true.
Born into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her parents are murdered before her eyes.
Adopted by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.
Recommended: Read this after reading "Eliesmore and the Green Stone"
Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters.
Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college, Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds. 
If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!
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