Friday, August 31, 2012

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop


Now that the kids are back in school or even you yourself are back in school...it's time to get BACK to the BOOKS....LOL
Also, I haven't had a hop on here for a bit and I'm going NUTS!!!!

So, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Buried in Books were so nice to be hosting a hop, I thought I just HAD to be a part of it :0)

Grant you there is over 200 blogs in this hop and I'm towards the end, but I'm still here.
So what can you win???
You can win either....A $10 Amazon E-card or a Book (up to $10) from the Book Depository..
SO YES THAT MEANS IT'S INTERNATIONAL :o)
I'll Announce the winner sometime on Sept 8th.
Entry is EASY....Just fill out the Rafflecopter.
Don't forget to visit the other wonderful blog in the hop

Remember Have fun!!!!


Romantic Tales:Bedtime Stories ~Promo Tour~

Genre: Romance, Erotica, Fantasy and PNR.
Date Published


Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories has a little of everything. From your everyday Contemporary Romance (The Getaway) To your Hot and Heavy Rockers turned Werewolves (Crave) and your Sci-Fi Paranormal with Erotic overtones…. (The Genesis Project) Each Episode will entice its readers, draw them in. A quick Bedtime story before they dream, keeping them pleasantly satisfied while peaking their interests for next month’s installment. All for 99 cents. During the interim there will  be previews of next month’s Episode…

~About The Authors~
Tigris Eden: The Genesis Project
Author of Shadow Unit Series, 1st Book Enslaved In Shadows... I love all things books! Music
and much more! I write PNR, Contemp, SCI-FI, Erotic, and HORROR..... Yes I love the gore!
Currently working on Burned In Shadows... Due out sometime in January 2013.
There isn't much to say about me truly... I am not that interesting... But I promise to make you
laugh at least once!


Ty Langston:Crave

As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so
much that one day, her grandmother told her to "just write about them."
So she did.
From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of
music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction,
and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica.
She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie
Collins. But some of Ty's favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors
creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.
Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration.
She is single and enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Riley Ross:The Getaway
To date I haven't published anything yet but I love to write wrestling fan fiction, romance and
light erotica. I will be married for fifteen years this month to my best friend and Prince Charming
all rolled into one. I am mommy to two Syberian Huskies.





Monday, August 27, 2012

Savage by Willow Rose


The year is 1983. Christian is twenty-two years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled. Savage is a Paranormal Romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up

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~About The Author~

Willow Rose writes Paranormal Romance, fantasy and mystery. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys to watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.



~Short Excerpt~
I removed my clothes and followed her into the cold water that sprang from the center of the earth in a spring somewhere further north and therefore had the same temperature all year around.                                                                 “Are there any animals in this water?” I asked as she carefully took me by the hand and led me in.                                                                                    “There might be manatees,” she said with a shrug. “What about alligators?" I asked and turned as I thought I heard something move behind me in the water. “Someone told me that there are alligators in all waterholes in Florida.” She laughed. “There might be, but we rarely see them. Besides. It just makes it that more exciting, right?” She pulled my hand and drew me close to her. Our bodies felt warm against each other, her skin was soft, and touching it made me forget about animals in the water and the sounds of nature. I even forgot about my concerns as to hurting her and disappointing her parents. All I could think about was her and me, here right now in this water that was caressing our bodies. I kissed her again and held her naked body close to mine while allowing the passion to rise in me. Suddenly she pulled away from me. “Stop,” she whispered urgently. I looked at her and saw that the expression on her face had suddenly changed. “What’s wrong?” I asked sensing that my voice was shaking slightly. If it was out of fear or caused by the arousal I didn’t know. “I thought I heard something.” “Like what?” She shook her head while her expression cleared. She smiled. “It was probably nothing.”

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Fire of Dawn by V.V. Aku Blog Tour and Giveaway


 Paranormal Romance
Title: The Fire of Dawn
Author: V.V. Aku



Date Published: 2012

Synopsis: 
It’s the last day of the summer holiday in The Hague when Leah Koopmans’s carefree life as a teen is brutally flipped upside down. Her pale skin turns a dazzling gold, her senses heighten, and her muscles possess an uncanny strength. But with these exhilarating new powers comes a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: human blood.

While her body craves for fresh victims and her heart drowns in guilt, she meets inhumanly handsome Max Machiavelli, who claims that Leah is immortal like him. Infatuation ignites into blistering passion when she joins his coven in Amsterdam. But as the mysteries shrouding her sudden change to immortality unravel, Leah quickly learns that her aversion to taking life isn’t the only thing that sets her apart from this group of herculean strangers.

From the picturesque canals of Amsterdam to Corsica’s limestone cliffs and the untamed Siberian wilderness; from first loves to fierce battles, The Fire of Dawn is an extraordinary tale packed with romance, betrayal, and bloodsucking suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page.


~My Review~
I found this book to have an interesting take on vampires. The story was outstanding. It was written wonderfully. The way it progressed allowed you to gain your information about each character as you read, instead of in one lump sum...very nice.
Such a memorable story of action, love...loss.....it was very hard to put down.
A definite read for all.

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~About the Author~

Author Bio
V.V. Aku has always believed in beautiful stories. She found the man of her dreams and her way in complex China, and wrote a fairytale of her own: The Fire of Dawn-a scintillating tale about strength, self-discovery, and a girl who dared to follow her heart.
Born and raised in The Netherlands, V.V. Aku (Veerle Ackerstaff) soon discovered that the world was a place worth exploring. After graduating high school, she set out to travel the globe until she finally touched down in China. On the border of Tibet she met Anzi Aku, a wild Black-Yi man who lives at the foot of the Himalayas. She has joined his clan and tries to find her place among the tribe and its shamans. When she’s not researching the clan’s mythology on vampires, she shamelessly gives in to the compulsion to write about the countless characters that haunt her dreams.
 
V.V. Aku is the author of The Fire of Dawn and Black Dusk. She has been the creator of stories since the age of three, and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults from The University of Cambridge ESOL. After nearly a decade of working as an English language teacher and TEFL trainer in China, Thailand, The Netherlands, and the UK, she now devotes all her time to writing, her family, and practicing Kung Fu. The Fire of Dawn is her debut novel.


~Guest Post~
5 Things you didn’t know about me.



  1. Like most teens, I made my parents’ life a living hell. I hated the fact that I couldn’t be free. I saw school as prison and the years of mandatory education as unjustified jail time. Above all else, I yearned to spread my wings, turn eighteen, and explore the world. The first thing I did after graduation? I bought an open ticket to Asia and I haven’t lived in the Netherlands since.
  2. My life with a Himalayan tribe in China is no secret. But what most people don’t know about my marriage to wild, Black-Yi man Anzi Aku, is that I never said, ‘I do,’ or ‘Yes, I’ll be your wife.’ His family presented my parents with tokens of silver and expensive liquor. Normally, they would have offered my dad a dozen goats, a yak, and two horses, but realizing that these animals wouldn’t fit in their suitcase back to Holland, Anzi’s family kept it low scale.
  3. I absolutely adore animals of all kinds. I’m not a diehard vegetarian, but I never thought I would be able to endure seeing an animal suffer until I moved to China. It has been one of the biggest culture shocks I’ve had to deal with, but an important part of integration and acceptance into my husband’s Black-Yi clan. My first duty as his wife was to shave a freshly slaughtered pig (after I had nearly tore the ears off my head listening to the hog’s terrified squeals) after which the village shaman ceremoniously cut the poor animal into pieces and put me in charge of cleaning its intestines and stuffing them with blood, meat, and mushrooms.
  4. Another part of Black-Yi integration was looking like a true Black-Yi women. Soon after I started my life in the mountains of northwest Yunnan, Anzi’s family began insisting that I not only dressed like one of them, but also tried my best to be seen as one of them by their ancestors. In order to complete this trying endeavor I needed to sacrifice the virgin skin of my forearms. The shaman’s wife gathered herbs and ash then took a bunch of needles and began tattooing round dots on both of my arms. The dots represent coins which I will take with me to my afterlife.
  5. Four months ago, my husband and I found out that I was pregnant. Although we were both ecstatic, my pregnancy discomforts soon kicked into high gear. With a sudden supernatural sense of smell, life in China became unbearable. Everywhere I went, I wanted to gag on the foul blend of garlic, ginger, spices, stinky feet, unbrushed teeth, and days-old sweat. But this prenatal torment was trumped by one other. Chinese food became the most disgusting thing to eat in the world.



Want to find out more silly facts about me and my life in China. Join me on Facebook.com/VVAKU or read my blog on www.fireofdawn.com/1/feed

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Phantom by Laura Deluca Blog Tour and Giveaway


 YA Thriller
Title: Phantom
Author: Laura DeLuca



Date Published: 3/2012


Synopsis: 
The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.



~GUEST POST~
~When Asked "Who would be your dream cast?"~

A few months ago, I created a cast wish list for my debut novel, Destiny. I had so much fun with the Destiny cast, I had to start one for Phantom. I  picked these out  with a little help from my twelve year old daughter,  but I still think it turned out pretty well. So, here you go. Meet my picks for the cast of Phantom.
Rebecca (Becca) Hope-Allison Miller
Alison was on Terra Nova, which my kids were watching before it got cancelled. Her hair was longer and curlier in that show, which made her look even more like Becca.
Lord Justyn Patko - Robbie Amell
Of course, we need to Goth him up a bit, but Robbie could definitely pull off Lord Justyn. I can even visualize the tribal tattoo around those muscular arms. He was in one of the more recent versions of Scooby Doo, so I have to thank my kids for finding him.
Tom Rittenhouse-Jason Dolley
Yes, we watch the Disney channel, and its a good place to find teen actors. Jason is in Good Luck Charlie, and he definitely has the boy next door thing going on. He'd be perfect to play Tom.

Jay Kopp-Calum Worthy
Another pick from Disney, Calum is one of the characters on Austin & Ally. I'm not sure of his name on there, but he's always goofing around, just like Jay.
Carmen Webber-Alyssa Diaz
This Latino beauty looks exactly the way I envisioned Carmen--beautiful, but with a tough edge to her. I found her courtesy of Latino.com.
Debbie O'Neil-Nicky Blonsky
I had a really hard time finding someone to play Debbie, but finally remembered the star of Hairspray. She can even sing, so she's definitely a great choice. 
Wendy Wright - Aly Michalka
We needed a blonde bombshell, and Aly is a beauty. Hopefully in real life she's a little nicer than Wendy.

Tempest/Darlene- Laura "Tempest" Schmidt
Of course, Tempest would have to play herself. No one else could possibly do justice to her artistic dance moves. And since she has been on stage and making belly dance videos for years, I'm sure it wouldn't be that much of a challenge. 

Well, that pretty much wraps up the main characters.  I thought about doing a soundtrack for this book, but really, you just need to listen to the Phantom of the Operasoundtrack. That's what I did every single night while I was writing it.  LOL So, what do you think of my picks? If you read the book and can think of other actors and actresses who would be a better fit, I'd love to hear about it.

~About The Author~


Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.  In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.


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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Voluspa: A Magical World by Sam D. & Ray East Blog Tour and KINDLE FIRE Giveaway!!!!


Amy, a forlorn fifteen year old girl from NYC, never thought that she would attend school on a magical mountain with wild animals as her classmates and that she would go to a prom on a flying carpet. Its love at first sight when Drake- a shape shifter rescues her from a pre-historic beast and befriends her. Little does she know that Drake’s father is the tyrannical leader who has always wanted Amy and her kind dead. In her struggle to challenge the supremacy in the magical world, she realizes her powers, confronts aspects about herself that she may not be comfortable with, makes lasting friends while excelling in her school - something which she had not been able to do in her human world. All hell breaks loose, as Drake goes missing and Voluspan mercenaries try to hunt Amy down. Amy and her friends use strategic warfare, pit adversaries among themselves and use every last drop of strength, skill and courage as they take on warriors far more ruthless and skilled than themselves. But Amy is in for a rude shock when she finally finds Drake.


I found this book to be very intriguing and imaginative. The action and underlying romance is just so hard to ignore.
The story grabs you from the first few pages as it describes the beginning of the war and then ventures into our world....only to go back into theirs.
For a book meant for the younger (middle school) readers, I personally had no problem enjoying this book.
The characters were well written. 
Amy, the 15 year heroine, is my favorite. I think she would be the one most could relate to, awkward, lonely, and just looking for their place in the world.
I LOVED and I MEAN LOVED all the different types of creatures that were involved in this book.
This book is full of magic and the imagination never fails!
Truly if your looking for a book that hold adventure and action...READ THIS!
It should be a movie.

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~About The Author~
Ray East and Sam D has moved to Voluspa and live in the Forest of Skotos with their 5 year old daughter and a pet Typhon.  They visit Earth with the help of an Empath from time to time. Ray East did her masters in Phsychology from Univeristy of Sussex and has worked as a counselor for adolescents. Sam D used to teach at a SPJC before he moved to Voluspa.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Determinant by A.M. Hargrove Blog Tour and Giveaway



YA Paranormal/Sci Fi Romance
Title: Determinant, Book 3, The Guardians of Vesturon 
Can be read as a STAND ALONE. Will have other 2 books in series if you would like to read them first.
Author: A.M. Hargrove

Date Published: 6/30/2012


Synopsis: 
:  January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death.  When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?


~Awesome Excerpt~

I was lost in the events of the day and the amount of work I had and I was still nursing my wounded ego as I headed out of the lab.  As I made my way down the corridor, I noticed six men advancing toward me.  
It wasn’t their actions I noticed so much or even the way they walked.  And though it was an oddity for them to even be here at all, it was their attire that captured my attention.  They were dressed identically, in an extreme fashion, much like members of a gang or secret society.  Large and muscular, they wore black vests and their bare arms were almost completely tattooed with tribal symbols of a sort.  Metal bands criss-crossed their chests and their legs were tightly encased in leather.  Knee high boots and black gloves finished off their ensembles.  
As I neared them I felt my flesh tingle and the hairs on the back of my neck come to attention.  Gooseflesh erupted and alarms started clanging in my head.  I sucked in my breath and as I did, my eyes connected with the apparent leader.  I say this because he was in the front of the formation as they plodded along.
Time stood still as our eyes connected.  His were an uncanny shade, lavender with hints of indigo and specks of silver.  It was a hue I was unfamiliar with but they were intriguing and fascinating.  The alarms were still ringing in my ears and the air felt electrically charged around us.  
“Halt!”
I turned into stone.  I couldn’t move a muscle.  He cocked his head as his eyes bore into mine.  
“Breathe!”
I distinctly heard his command in my mind and I was helpless to disobey him.  I felt myself take a deep cleansing breath.  I questioned him with my eyes.  He flicked his head toward his men and they stepped back several feet.
“Who are you? Why are you here?”
I was confused by the demanding questions swirling in my brain but felt compelled to answer him.  I had never used mind reading to communicate, but I was sure he would hear my answer.
“I’m January St. Davis.  I’m here working on an internship for college credit.”
“You are human?” he asked with incredulity.
I wasn’t sure what he meant by that.  Why would he want to know if I was human?  What a ridiculous question!

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One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.
 Boss:  Hello
 A.M.:  Boss, is that you?
 Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?
 A.M.:  Er... right.  Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
 Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?
 A.M.:  Because I quit!
 A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
 A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
 Hubs:  Sure... Having some car trouble?
 A.M.:  Not at all.  I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
 Hubs:  WHAT?!
 A.M.:  It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.
So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.  Survival and Resurrection are her first and second full length novels in the series and Beginnings is the prequel novella.  Her third installment, Determinant, will be released on June 30, 2012.  (It didn’t happen exactly like that, but you get the idea!)



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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Don't You Forget About Me Tour and KINDLE FIRE Giveaway

Warning! This book contains themes of sexual abuse and infidelity.
When charming, seemingly devoted Jack Smith dies, his wife and his two girlfriends are astonished to learn that they were not the only love of his life, and that, in fact, Jack was a rogue who was carrying on secret existences with other women. Shattered by grief and stunned by Jack's betrayals, these three women, Pam Smith, Marie Fabian, and Sandra Benson, find themselves suddenly thrown together. They could have despised one another, jealously guarding their private memories of their time with Jack and hating those they perceived to be their rivals, but instead, the women begin to realize there might be strength in numbers and in shared pain. Slowly, they begin to open their hearts to one another. They bind together to try to make sense of their lives and to try to heal the terrible shock.

But the more they learn about Jack and his nefarious past, the more they begin to question everything they thought they ever knew about him. Not only did Jack carelessly cheat on each of them, without thought to the harm he was causing, but the women are stunned to discover a secret of Jack that he never revealed.


As the women try to piece together the real life story of Jack, they begin to deal with their own lives differently, as well. They must deal with Jack's heartbroken mother, who knew nothing about her son's clandestine dealings in life. The tragedy also takes a toll on their working lives, and most of all it takes a toll on them, robbing them of sleep, hope, and even dreams. But with a sense of shared sisterhood, a little laughter, and a whole lot of determination, these brave women forge brave new lives that are full of promise.



The novel probes the difficulties in thinking that we can ever really know a person, even a loved one. All the women in Don't You Forget About Me wonder if they had been really and truly loved by Jack, or if he had simply played them for fools. They question their own blindness to his faults and how they allowed themselves to believe that they might have had it all, when what they had was really more of a dream. The book investigates modern social problems with grace and warmth. Infidelity, it uncovers, can do more than break hearts. In showing some of the worst things that can happen in relationships,it also teases us to imagine the best, a world in which loyalty, devotion and fidelity are prized. As the characters grow and change, they have the possibility for those things.



Don't You Forget About Me is a tale of love lost and then found again. A sequel to Pam of Babylon, Don't You Forget About Me can also be read all on its own. You will not like this book if many characters and lot of twists and turns is not your cup of tea.


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????
Here, I thought book one was really good,Ms. Jenkins had to go and write another.

This book has everything going for it from the get go. I swear everything is going on in this book and more. 
No, I'm not one for giving anything away so if you haven't read book one stop reading right now......


Ok...Personally when the author titled this book "Don't You Forget About Me", it has way and I mean WAY more meaning then just simple memories...or even the baby that Sandra is carrying!
Wholly Flipping Boogers!
I totally didn't see that turn coming, That so isn't something you can just take a pill for!

I did like how each of the women kinda found a guy...well in a sense....
Maybe it's too soon???

Also, how the woman came to terms with their lives and the directions they wanted to kinda go...way cool.

"The book investigates modern social problems with grace and warmth."
LMAO
Did someone tell Bill and Anne?



Really, once again, Ms. Jenkins has hit it out of the park....Lord knows what she'll have the characters into next.
I want to see how it's all gonna play out....

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