Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cover Reveal!!

Today I get to share the cover for book 3 in The Age of Alandria series!! It is a YA fantasy written by Morgan Wylie.

Note from the author...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so EXCITED to share this cover with you in preparation for the release coming Jan 29th!!  This book has been a long time coming so I am super excited for it and proud of it. I hope you enjoy it! 
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So with no further ado, I present to you Fractured Darkness...

My thanks to Phatpuppy Art for another gorgeous cover! 

Blurb:

The darkness in Elnye is growing.
There is screaming in Exhile.

The mysterious woman, known only as “She”, is in a rage. Her pawn, Maleina has made a dangerous move and severed her communications with the dark mistress. Now as dueling dark forces, master and willing initiate, they begin to jockey for power as the stage is set for the coming war. 

Kaeleigh and her small band of loyal companions have escaped the dungeons of Elnye and found their way to the secret home of the Ehsmia. After breaking the vicious bond that enslaved Daegan to Maleina’s will, the walls between Kaeleigh and her Ferrishyn warrior begin to fall, as their feelings for each other begin to give way to passion.


The darkness is fractured, but its relentless quest for power goes unabated. A war is coming. However, the power of the Sol-lumieth has finally come together and found its light. A blinding light of freedom, that may be the salvation for all of Alandria.


Available Jan 29th!!
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Other books in this series:

Silent Orchids 
(The Age of Alandria: Book 1)
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Blurb:
A dying realm. 
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed. 
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long? 

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered. 

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.



Veiled Shadows 
(The Age of Alandria: Book 2)
Out Now!
Blurb:
Shadows linger where light is obstructed, and truth is veiled. 
Evil is an untreated disease in the once beautiful realm of Alandria. 

Kaeleigh is faced with a revelation that she must reconcile. She will decide if discovering the truth is worth the unknown consequences to both herself and her friends. 

Daegan, the Ferrishyn warrior, is conflicted by more than his loyalties, and is confronted with emotions he doesn’t know how to deal with. A choice must be made. A choice… that may cost him more than he ever wanted to give. 

The Droch-Shúil—enforcers and servants of the ancient darkness—continue to cast their shadow over Alandria seeking those who can be turned to their side. 

The magic of The Orchids is growing, but not everyone will survive what is to come. 

Veiled Shadows is the second installment in The Age of Alandria series: the story of the Sol-lumieth’s quest for freedom of self and the power to battle the evil of the Droch-Shúil.


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Helia's Shadow Part One (Starlight Age Series Book 1) by K.C. Neal

Helia's Shadow 
Part One
(Starlight Age Series Book 1)
by 
K.C. Neal

Nineteen years ago, aliens arrived on a dying Earth with advanced technology and the promise of ensuring human survival in exchange for a place to settle. They were hailed as the saviors of humans and Earth.

Today, 16-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother’s shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her romance with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn’t ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are being arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.

When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels and convince the young rebel leader that humans aren't expendable. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.
 

My Review       
OHMYGOSH – this is killing me!! Where is part 2? I can’t possibly wait for it, I need it now!! This was completely intense! Earth has been destroyed and the aliens have come to save the humans that are left! Helia is one of those humans. She also happens to have a forbidden human-alien romance with Kalo, one of the Talons. Everything is going smoothing until the aliens begin showing their true intentions of enslaving the human race. Humans start being arrested for no reason, disappearing, or even dying. Something has to be done but the alien leader is very powerful. The only hope is for human rebels and alien rebels to work together but that seems pretty impossible since they refuse to trust each other. Helia and Kalo are definitely unique in their feelings toward each other. I love them both for trusting in each other and their love against all odds! Now I just need to know what happens next!!

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Enchanted Heart by Mindy Ruiz

Enchanted Heart 
(Game of Hearts #1)
by 
Mindy Ruiz

Cassandra Vera never ever broke the rules.

Ever!

She’s also had a nonexistent social life since her best friend moved to Vegas. Armed with a new set of resolutions, the promise of a hot date, and her adoptive parents out of town, seventeen-year-old Cassandra agrees to a road trip, which is the perfect way to celebrate her birthday and ring in the New Year. After all, she’s headed to Vegas, the city where secrets are meant to stay hidden. Little does Cassandra know her past is buried there as well.

Cloaked in the shadows of the glitz and gaudy lights of Vegas lies a power struggle centuries old. One wrong step and Cassandra could destroy the delicate web of secrets. Now an enemy she never knew existed is after her, and the one boy who may be the missing piece to the puzzle — and her heart— is the one person she can’t afford to trust.

 My Review 
Fascinating! This starts out fairly simple; Cassandra finally decides to break the rules with a road trip to Vegas for her birthday. But she finds a lot more than drinking and gambling waiting for her there. Her world gets completely flipped as she realizes she may be part of huge underground world centered in Vegas. She finds truths that she never wanted to know and unbelievable possibilities in her future. And to keep things complicated and frustrating, there’s a gorgeous bad-boy that she knows she shouldn't trust regardless of how persuasive he can be. I loved every exciting minute of this book! It’s such a unique twist of different paranormal and mythical worlds! I am absolutely addicted and anxiously waiting for more.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wolf of Stone Blog Tour!!


Wolf of Stone 
(The Gypsy Healer Series, Book 2)

by Quinn Loftis

Synopsis

Dalton Black, a Canis lupis full of guilt and anger, never expected to find his true mate. Perhaps already slipping into madness, he had resigned himself to the fact that he would walk the earth without the other half of his soul. He was convinced that his sins were enough to keep the Great Luna from giving him such a blessing. He knew it was probably better that way. His past was as dark as his name and after three centuries of running from it, the memories were finally catching up to him. But all of those resignations evaporated when he saw her broken and bloodied body lying on that alter. Though the man didn’t recognize her, the wolf did. Through battle and bloodshed he was able to save her from the evil that held her captive, but now he would need her to save him from himself.
Jewel Stone was wholly unaware of the ancient bloodlines of Gypsy Healers, mates to Canis lupis and protectors of the packs – much less that she carried that blood herself. But when a beautiful but deadly woman showed up in her home and ripped her from her realm, she knew her life would never be the same. Her mother, Gem, a fortune teller, had warned her that something was coming, that her life was about to change dramatically, but like everyone else, Jewel had dismissed her as a crazy person.
Jewel was the laughing stock of her school simply because Gem was her mother. And up until now, her life was one big disappointment after another. Instead of heeding her mother’s warning, she hid in her books, burying herself behind knowledge, both fact and fiction. She escaped into worlds created by others and filled her mind with facts of every kind in an effort to push away the hurtful words that others bombarded her with. Despite all of her knowledge and all of her fantastical stories, she never dreamed her own future would be full of adventure, danger, passion, and the possibility of unconditional love. As she lay unconscious after her first bloody encounter in the fae realm, her only chance of survival lay in the hands of a man scarred by his past, disfigured both emotionally and physically, and beyond the reach of any who had tried to help him.
Can two broken people, who carry the other half of each other’s souls, span the chasm between them and restore the innocence ripped from both their lives? Will they let the promise of healing love overcome the difference in age and experience, and the separation of species and realms? Or will they give in to the fear and doubt that would keep them from one another for eternity?

My Review  
Oh.My.Gosh!! I think this book gave me several more grey hairs! But I absolutely loved every minute of it!  Jewel has had one heck of a time so far in this new supernatural world she’s been thrust into.  Poor thing is unconscious now, thanks to a raving lunatic, so she can’t even rely on the strength of the other girls that have found themselves in the same new world.  Then there’s Dalton… Tall, dark, handsome, furry, and full of uncontrollable rage. You know, your typical werewolf.  But there’s so much guilt built up inside him over his past he can’t accept the possibility of a mate as pure and vulnerable as Jewel.  (Stubborness: also a typical werewolf trait)  There is some serious pain and agony in this book, my heart breaks for these two over and over.  But there is so much beauty in the mate bond that it makes it bearable.  I’ve fallen in love with all these new characters just as I did all the Grey Wolves before them.  I can’t wait to see where the journey takes them!

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About Quinn Loftis

Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, 2 sons, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Release Day Blitz!!

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Always be yourself... that was the last advice Scout's Grandma Nora gave her before she died. Scout has spent her life trying to be anything but, but she has a chance to start anew as she moves several states away to college. She had always thought the glowing aura she saw around some people was a childhood fancy, but when it starts coming back just as she's starting her new life, she learns there was much hidden about who she truly is.
Thankfully, she has a motley crew to help her along the way: a spunky bookseller, a trustworthy pub owner, a commanding grandmother, a possible best friend, and a hot rocker boy who only has eyes for her.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Charming Blog Tour!



Book & Author details:

Charming by Krystal Wade 
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: October 6th 2014
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult


Synopsis:
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great . . . as long as you don’t die.
Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.
Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.
Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

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My Review 
Oh. My. Gosh!! What a thriller! Haley pulled at my heartstrings from the very beginning! She has so much love in her heart, even for people who really don’t deserve it. She lost her mother, who she was very close to, and is stuck with a drunken, angry dad and a naïve, spoiled little sister. She’s devoted her entire life to keeping things under control at home and not letting anything get to her. But living like that has weakened her spirit so much that she’s starting to lose all hope. Then comes Chris Charming and he is just too good to be true. No way can he be that rich, that good-looking, and actually interested in someone as messed up as Haley. He’s got the whole “bad boy” reputation that Haley does not want anything to do with. But he is smokin’ hot and very persistent so she’s in for a battle when it comes to staying away from him! The other characters are just as remarkable, although not necessarily in a good way. Every page is a thrill ride with a few warm & fuzzy moments amongst the pain and terror. I must warn you now; you won’t be putting this down until it’s completely finished. There is simply no point in this book where you can comfortably lay it down and forget about it until later. But it is totally worth staying up all night to read!

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AUTHOR BIO
Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there.
The horrid commute gives Krystal plenty of time to zone out and think about her characters in full, brilliant details (she’s a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give her a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to her on the fifty mile trek into town (she picks up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check outwww.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe us).
Krystal has been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of her oh-so-large life. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

CHARMING BLOG TOUR!!

Krystal Wade is back with a spine-tingling retelling of Cinderella!



In this edge-of-your seat, tension filled retelling of Cinderella, a vengeful schizophrenic pulls sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine into his dark world. She must make a choice: save her abusive, alcoholic father and bitter little sister and allow the only people who've treated Haley like family to die, or seek out the killer and save them all.

CHARMING

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that's great . . . as long as you don't die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.

Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.

Little do they know someone's determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

Available at: Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

My Review:  
Oh. My. Gosh!! What a thriller! Haley pulled at my heartstrings from the very beginning! She has so much love in her heart, even for people who really don’t deserve it. She lost her mother, who she was very close to, and is stuck with a drunken, angry dad and a naïve, spoiled little sister. She’s devoted her entire life to keeping things under control at home and not letting anything get to her. But living like that has weakened her spirit so much that she’s starting to lose all hope. Then comes Chris Charming and he is just too good to be true. No way can he be that rich, that good-looking, and actually interested in someone as messed up as Haley. He’s got the whole “bad boy” reputation that Haley does not want anything to do with. But he is smokin’ hot and very persistent so she’s in for a battle when it comes to staying away from him! The other characters are just as remarkable, although not necessarily in a good way. Every page is a thrill ride with a few warm & fuzzy moments amongst the pain and terror. I must warn you now; you won’t be putting this down until it’s completely finished. There is simply no point in this book where you can comfortably lay it down and forget about it until later. But it is totally worth staying up all night to read! 

About Krystal Wade:

Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).


Interview with the Fabulous Krystal Wade:

  1. If you could live in any "book world" where would it be & why?
Easy! The Hobbit. I’ve always wanted a Hobbit Hole, to live in the Shire and experience a simple life. They sing and dance and eat first and second breakfast and help each other out. And the war never reaches them!

  1. What would be your perfect writing space?
Somewhere dark, alone, quiet except for the music playing in my headphones, music that is wordless and emotional. So something totally opposite of how I actually write!

  1. What are your favorite movies/tv shows?
Right now I’m marathoning HOMELAND, which is really cool. Soon Once Upon a Time will start again, and The Vampire Diaries (which is just kind of MEH these days), and wait for it… wait for it… SLEEPY HOLLOW. I’m so excited about this one I can barely see straight. I love me some Ichabod Crane!

  1. If you were stuck on a island with one person & one book, who/what would they be?
This is really unfair? One person? My husband. You can go gag now, but dammit, he’s really good at catching animals and would be able to make fire and keep me warm and dry and happy and smiling. So there. But one book? Just one? Like ONLY one? Gah. The Hobbit, mainly because I love it and my husband loves it, so we could share.
Seriously, stop gagging!

  1. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
HIKING with my family. :-)

  1. Are you prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse?
I would lose all respect for myself if I were prepared.

  1. What are you going to be for Halloween?
A mom carting her kids around, probably hobbling a bit because of the messed up back!


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Sept 29th: Fresh Fiction (Guest Post) and Reader Girls (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Sept 30th: Coffee Books & Art (Guest Post)  and A.K. Morgen (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 1st: Katie's Stories (Guest Post), Obsessed by Books (Spotlight w/Excerpt & Review), and The Power of 3 Readers (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 2nd: Sated Faery (Interview) and BBS Book Reviews (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 3rd: Matthew Cox Books (Interview &  Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 4th: Indie Authors, Books, and More (Review)
Oct 5th: The Writer's Block (Interview &  Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 6th: RomanceJunkies.com (Interview) and Sharon Bayliss (Review)
Oct 7th: The KariAnnAlysis (Review) and Bookcrastinators in Wonderland (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 8th: Reese's Reviews (Spotlight w/Excerpt & Review)
Oct 9th: Vicki Keire (Interview)
Oct 10th: A Creative Mind (Review) and Bending The Spine  (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 12th: Elizabeth Seckman, Author (Guest Post)
Oct 13th: Paranormal Book Club (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 15th: Kindle and Me (Spotlight w/Excerpt & Review) and Eliza Tilton (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 16thSummer Weir (Spotlight w/Excerpt)
Oct 17th: Lisa's Book Lair (Guest Post ) and Epic Narrative Book Reviews (Guest Post)