Saturday, July 28, 2012

Changing Worlds Book 1 of: The Dharalyn Chronicles

Hi, my name is Danielle Walkerman and for the past six months there’s been a hole in my heart I’ve been unable to remedy, rectify or resolve. You see, recently, I lost someone very dear to me, and for a time my Dad worried that I would never recover. In a strange twist of fate however, God saw fit to answer my heartfelt prayer with the unlikeliest scenario imaginable. A new best friend, one as lost and shaken in spirit as I was. How could I have ever imagined when we first met, that my new companion was going to require regular feedings of human blood to survive and diligent efforts on both our parts to keep her profound secret from freaking people out? Though you might find it hard to believe, the fact is she’s an actual, living, breathing Vampire. Not a shallow Hollywood portrayal of one either, but a scary, real-life, sharp fangs and all, bloodsucking badass. This was a fact I discovered quite by accident one day when I caught her feeding on my dear old Gran. (To be fair, that’s a long story, and not, as it turns out, quite as bad as it sounds.) To say this was the beginning of a grand adventure is a bit of an understatement and each new day with Dharalyn brings new challenges, brushes with danger and more than a few surprises. Oh, I almost forgot; did I mention that Dharalyn’s people may be looking for her, and if they find her here, they’ll probably take her away and put her through a twisted version of a dark ages trial, run by some uppity vampire inquisitorial squad? The tragic result being that she could be forced to take a dirt nap against her will. Sheesh, talk about life changing situations! Overall and in the grand scheme of things, I guess you could probably argue that it’s all part of some mysterious master plan, and things will eventually get better. Here’s hoping we’re still alive next year to enjoy it. Welcome to my Changing World!

Donald E. Dambois has masterly crafted a touching, heart-warming novel about sisterhood and friendship while presenting vampires in a whole new light. The Dharalyn Chronicles is a nice alternative to the present vampire YA novels circulating bookstores and libraries. Dambois paints a fascinating picture of Dhara’s beautiful, unique world and her strength and cunning make her a favorite character to read about anytime.  Danielle’s courage and fearlessness gets both her and Dharalyn in and out of trouble. Dhara and Danielle create an awesome duo and I can’t wait for more of their adventures. 

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~About the Author~

This review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you, Mr. Dambois.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White Lies by Jeremy Bates ~Blog Tour~

While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies.
Then Katrina meets a mysterious man. Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies, now spinning out of control. She falls fast and hard for him.
But her perfect solution soon becomes a nightmare that lands her in the middle of a grisly murder. And Katrina's problems don't stop there. She must decide whether to betray her new love or to cover up the murder and hope for the best...until she discovers that the choice may not be hers to make.

You tell one can always correct yourself if you want, but if you keep telling lies well....
This story grabs you from the get go. You have to keep reading, the characters that Mr. Bates has created just scream "Guess what I'm going to do next!". 
Katrina is a bit of a push over and it's understandable being that she hasn't really lived life for the past two years, but man oh man (LOL)!
Zach, even though he is brash, an BUTT, I really wanted to smack him ( a lot of the time), he does grow on you. 
Then you have Jack the token HOTTIE, BAD BOY, the one Katrina falls hard for.  To be honest I'd probably take him home like a lost little puppy myself! He is a very interesting piece of work....makes the lies keep coming to say the least....
When you get them all together well...yeah...LOL
Teachers can party pretty well when not at school and Lies (even "white Lies") only take you so far.
This book is at the top of my Summer's GO OUT AND READ IT LIST!!!!!!!
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About the Author

Jeremy Bates has spent the last ten years traveling the world, visiting more than thirty countries. He has lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.
His frightening debut novel, White Lies, is set in a small village in the Cascade Mountain range of eastern Washington. In the book, he succeeds in bringing world-class terror to this tranquil community.
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Thank you to , netgalley.com and Jeremy Bates for allowing to review this AWESOME book.
A copy of this book was provided to me for the propose of a review, it in NO way effected the outcome of how I thought of the just so happened to actually be a really good book :0) 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hot Summer Night's Hop

Awesome Right.......It's Hot and It's Summer!
Hosted by The Book Nympho....
The perfect way to past a summer day that is totally HOT....or a Winter day that's too COLD to go outside (lucky
As you can tell the last book I read was Pam of Babylon....this book was not really HOT...but hey it was already over a 103 outside I want to know.....well the Rafflecopter will tell
Be sure to check out all the other great blogs along the hop.
I'll announce the winner on the 23rd :0)
Good Luck!
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Toni Aleo Cover Reval

Contemporary Sports Romance
Title: Empty Net (Assassins #3)
Author: Toni Aleo

Date to be Published: 9/10/12


Definition of an Empty Net: When a team pulls the goalie for an extra attacker, desperately seeking a goal.

Audrey Parker was in a horrible place.
She hated her job, her sister was getting married and moving out, but worst of all, she was in love with a total jerk. No matter what she did, every guy she met hurt her. All she wanted was her happily ever after. Her Prince Charming. Her Lucas Brooks! She didn’t know how to change her life but she knew she needed too.
Feeling like she was about to hit rock bottom, Audrey wakes up next to Tate Odder.

Tate Odder had lost everything.
After being brought up from the Assassins’ farm team, the Florida Rays to the Nashville Assassins, Tate hopes he’ll forget everything he has lost. He doesn’t. Each day gets harder to live in a place he doesn’t know. Even being the first rookie goalie to shut out an opposing team three times during the Lord Stanly Cup Finals, he still felt empty. With the loss of his parents and sister still heavy on his heart, Tate isn’t sure how to live like everything is okay.

But when he wakes up beside Audrey Parker, things start to change. She turns his life upside down with her kooky sense of humor and her bright clothing. She is intelligent and beautiful, and for once, he doesn’t feel empty.
Will Audrey be the person to fill the holes in Tate’s heart, making him whole again?
Or will another player ruin everything, leaving him feeling forever like an empty net?

About the Author:
I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Coexist Blog Tour and Giveaway

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Title: Coexist: Keegan's Chronicles
Author: Julia Crane

Date Published: June 2011
This is first in a series of 3. All of these books are out now! 

Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends—she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.  
In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen.  Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.
Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known.
An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

I really liked how Keegan matures through the book.
She's friendly, caring, adored....just looking for her true love.
I'm totally a Sucker for Rourk!!! I mean come on...who wouldn't love a "guy" who watches you just to make sure you're ok....gets jealous because you're talking to other guys at school....
Well yeah I know it sounds creepy but when you're destined.....
There has to be a way right?

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About the Author:

Julia Crane is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction novels: Keegan's Chronicles, Mesmerized and Eternal Youth. Julia was greatly encouraged by her mother to read and use her imagination, and she’s believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Julia has traveled far and wide to all the places her grandmother told her about and more, gaining inspiration from her journeys to places like Nepal, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Italy, France and many more. And who knows? Maybe the magical creatures she writes about are people she met along the way.
Julia Crane has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Although she's spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.
Contact her through:

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Pam of Babylon Kindle Fire Giveaway Tour!!!!

Pam Smith lives a charmed life as a well-to-do Babylon, N.Y., homemaker in a large house by the water. In her 50s with her children grown, Pam is happy with her exemplary husband Jack. After he has a heart attack on the subway, however, she finds out more than she ever wanted to know about Jack. Pam must confront a series of revelations that unmask a life she realizes she only thought she knew, and the losses and disappointments she discovers give color and understanding to a man markedly different than he appeared. Uncovering secrets and betrayals far worse than her most vivid nightmare, Pam retreats to their meticulous Babylon beach house, the one refuge she has to put the pieces of her life together and move toward ultimate forgiveness.

What can I say, But OMG!!!!!
This book has so many things going on that by the time you're at the end.... you're left wanting, DESIRING MORE!

I loved Pam, I could never have gone through all that crap and made it look as though I was put together.
I mean really your husband is dead, a cheater, and lord know has a bunch more secrets hiding.... I'm sure someone would have got shot...oh wait someone did...LOL

Sandra, and Marie are by far very interesting. Both kinda in the same boat, but one on the sinking was really crazy how all three woman came together.

For some reason I don't think we have heard the last of Bill

Suzanne Jenkins truly wrote an amazing book here. You find yourself not wanting to put it down as you in gross yourself in the life of the Smith's family. When what meets the the eye isn't always what seems to be as pretty on the outside.

This book actually reminds me of  Hair band Cinderella's song-Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)
Because Pam sure didn't know what she had until Jack was GONE!

Awesome Beach Read...Pool Read...What The Heck

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Now to the Kindle Fire Giveaway.....Good Luck :0)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Reads Giveaway

Oh wow....So I'm such a dork and Thank's to Kathy for reminding or I would have forgot totally about this hop!!!!

That what I get for not writing things down....LOL
Well I'll make it short and sweet.....since it seems that here in the states everyone is dealing with LOTS OF HEAT!!!!
Just enter through the Rafflecopter.
I'll announce the winner on the 12th.
Thank you to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Rex Robot Reviews for hosting this awesome hop.
Be sure to visit all the blogs along the hop