Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Feedback Tour (character interview + giveaway!)


Title: Feedback
Author: D L Richardson
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Etopia Press
Release Date: 10/5/2012

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Book Description:

Ethan James, Florida Bowman, and Jake Inala need organ transplants. When
they receive the organs of a dead CIA agent, Dylan Black, they take on more
than the task of completing the mission of deactivating bombs that threaten
millions of lives. Kidnapped, their lives under threat, the memories stored in the
CIA agent’s mind begin to awaken within each of them, except the one piece of
information they are abducted for - the location of the bombs.

Identity Discovery

Thank you Identiy Discovery for bravely publishing this confidential interview so that others
can read about the cover up of the conspiracy to take over the world.

This is the transcript of the interview Jake Inala gave to the CIA the day after he saved the
world alongside Florida Bowman and Ethan James. This interview was classified top secret
and was not allowed to be included in the finished novel.

Agent X: Did you recognize the man who abducted you as Hank Miller, CEO of Sunraya

Jake: I’ve seen his picture in the papers. Plus the law form my mom works for does work for

Agent X: Did he tell you why he abducted you?

Jake: He doesn’t like children.

Agent X: But he abducted adults as well.

Jake: Maybe he doesn’t like anyone.

Agent X: He didn’t mention his theories around Feedback?

Jake: You mean, like did he abduct us to ask us for comments and ratings on his antirejection
drugs? It never came up.

Agent X: Let me rephrase that question. What do you know about the theory of Feedback
whereby transplanted organ retain the memories of the host?

Jake: It’s BA that’s what it is. Organs don’t have memories.

Agent X: So you know what I’m referring to?

Jake: Yeah, you just told me.

Agent X: Are you aware that hindering government investigation is a federal crime?

Jake: My dad is a cop and my mom works at a law firm. I plan to go into the Marines. I’ve
very much aware that hindering a federal invetigation is a federal offense. I’m also aware that
abduction is a federal offense yet I don’t hear you telling me that you’ve got Hank in custody
and that he’s going to prison for the rest of his life. I also know that treason is a federal crime
and government agents who are corrupted by power will go to prison for the rest of their lives
yet no mention of the level of corruption in the CIA that obviously must exist for Hank to
evade capture until now.

Agent X: All right, I accept that you’re aware of the law. How did you and the toerhs
deactivate the bombs?

Jake: Don’t’know anything about bombs.

Agent X: We searched Hank’s files and discovered he was about to release deadly bacteria
into the air which would have affected millions of lives. The bombs never went off. I’m
wondering how you managed to accomplish that.

Jake: I’m fifteen. How would I know stuff like that?

Agent X: You must. You disarmed them.

Jake: Did not.

Agent X: Did too.

Jake: Did not.

Agent X: We know that Hank Miller manufactured three bombs and that he planted them in
highly populated areas. We know that you, Florida, and Ethan weren’t in the factory when
the police showed up to arrest Hank yet the other abductees were. We know that the bombs
didn’t go off as planned. What we don’t know is how you three knew where they were

Jake: We three don’t know nothing.

Agent X: Have you ever heard of a man called Dylan Black?

Jake: Should I have?

Agent X: Answer the question please?

Jake: Nope.

Agent X: You do realize that in a few minutes you’ll be hooked up to a lie detector and you
won’t be able to lie to the agent asking the questions?

Jake: Who says I’m lying now?

Agent X: I know a lie when I hear one. I also know you’ve been trained to pass the lie

Jake: How would I know how to do that?

Agent X: Your dad, maybe?

Jake: My dad’s not corrupt.

Agent X: Then you tell me how you’re going to avoid the lie detector, Jake. You tell me.


The amazing author, D. L . Richardson, has a wonderful prize pack for us, which includes:

1 Signed postcard
1 Code breaker
3 business cards with secret codes to decipher using the code breaker
1 Sticker
1 outer cover which is a greeting card sized manila folder designed to resemble a CIA file


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fang Girl Promo Blitz (+ Giveaway)!

FG promo

A wonderful book blitz is here for us all! And a super fantastic Fang Girl contest with very awesome prizes awaits!

Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin:

1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie.
2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires.
3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead.
4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds cool, but it doesn’t win you many friends.)
5) A pyschotic vampire creator who’s using her to carry out a plan for world domination.

And finally:
6) A seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake her or make out with her. Not sure which.

Being an undead, eternally pasty fifteen-year-old isn’t quite the sexy, brooding, angst-fest Jane always imagined....

Helen Keeble’s riotous debut novel combines the humor of Vladimir Tod with Ally Carter’s spot-on teen voice. With a one-of-a-kind vampire mythology and an irresistibly relatable undead heroine, this uproarious page-turner will leave readers bloodthirsty for more.


Extract from FANG GIRL by Helen Keeble

In which Our Heroine, Xanthe Jane Greene (unexpectedly undead vampire fangirl), is beset by vampire hunters. Fortunately, help is close at hand…


We all jumped, my attackers whirling round. Someone stood poised on the roof of the parked Range Rover, silhouetted against the starry sky. In a breathtaking arc, he leaped ten feet, landing crouched in the middle of the road. He unfurled back to his full height, his velvet frock coat billowing around him, the moonlight turning his hair to pure silver. His high-cheekboned, elegant face was set in an expression of icy determination. As he faced my stunned attackers, his lips drew back in a contemptuous snarl . . . exposing jagged, sharp-edged teeth.

He was a vampire.

His pale eyes flicked to me. “Run, ma chérie,” he said. His voice was as light and golden as honey, with a rich French accent that made the simple phrase sound like an invitation to unspeakable immoral delights. He dropped into a combat crouch, empty hands spread. “I shall take care of these—”

And that was as far as he got, because as my attackers had been conveniently distracted by his appearance, I punted them fifteen feet down the road.

I hadn’t actually intended to do so. I’d only hoped to knock them off balance to give my unexpected rescuer an opening—after all, a dramatic pose was no match for two guns. So I’d kicked them, with all the strength I could muster.

Which, as it turned out, was quite a lot of strength.

“Quick!” I yelled as they skidded away, trailing shocked swear words. I dashed past the suddenly slack-jawed vampire. “Get them before they escape!” One of my attackers was already rolling to his feet—without thought, my blood roaring in my veins, I leaped for him. We crashed back to the ground, him flailing, me desperately trying to work out some way to subdue him. I grabbed for his hair, yanking upward with the vague thought of slamming his skull back down against the road—

I’d forgotten my vampiric strength again.

“AIEEEEEEEEEE!” I shrieked, reaching a high enough pitch to stun bats. I flung the severed head away with all my strength. “AIEEEEEEEEE!” I hopped from foot to foot, overcome with utter squick.

“Shh, hush, it’s all right!” The other vampire’s hands captured my flailing wrists. “Xanthe!” Lights were coming on in the nearest house; with a quick look around, he grabbed the corpse by the back of its collar. “Quick, back here.” He dragged us both into the shadow of the garage. After a few moments, the lights clicked off again, leaving us in darkness. I felt the vampire tension in the vampire’s muscles ease. “Well, that went . . . differently.”

I managed to get enough of a grip on myself to speak, though my voice came out in a Mickey Mouse squeak. “Is he dead? Is he dead?”

The vampire looked down at the headless corpse. “Yes,” he said. “He is very, very dead.” He cleared his throat. “You must be wondering who I am.”

My legs didn’t want to support me anymore. I sat down hard. “What . . . what happened to the other guy?”

“I believe that he has fled, rather understandably. Now, my name—”

“Oh God, he escaped?” Even though I didn’t need to breathe, I was starting to hyperventilate. “Is he coming back?”

“No,” the vampire said firmly, catching my hands between his own. “Because I will not let him. I’m here to protect you.”

I looked at him. I looked down at the corpse. I looked at him.

“Ah . . .” He appeared mildly embarrassed. “I can also help you dispose of bodies?”

“Okay,” I said, still feeling a bit shell-shocked. “You sound very useful. Um. Who are you, exactly?”

He let go of my hand and stood, clearing his throat again. “In life, I was the Comte Ebène Bellefleur. Now, I am simply Ebène de Sanguine.” He bowed deeply, sweeping back his long, black frock coat with perfect grace, as though this was his customary attire. “I would be pleased if you would call me Ebon. I have come to bring you home.”

The best I could muster was a heartfelt “huh?” I was lagging about two minutes behind the conversation. I kept thinking of that horrible crunch through my hands.

“I must deeply apologize from the bottom of my soul that it has taken so long for us to send one of the Blood to welcome you,” Ebon said, somehow managing to enunciate the capitalization. “I must confess that we were unprepared for your Transfiguration”—once again I could hear the capitals clanging into place—“but I can assure you that you will be a treasured jewel among us. Now, ma chérie, we must make haste.” His face turned serious, and he held out a long, white-fingered hand. “This place is not safe. As you have discovered, the hunters are closing in. I will protect you with my very life, but I cannot hold this place secure for long. You must come.”

I struggled to get my brain to concentrate. “Come . . . with you? Where?”

“To your true home,” he said—and suddenly his face was only inches from mine. I froze, transfixed by the pale blue of his eyes, as clear and cool as the light at the heart of a glacier. “Come, Xanthe,” he murmured, shaping the hated sound of my name into something beautiful and wild. “I long to teach you. To show you who you are, and the power you will become. It is time for you to learn everything.”

I stared at him, and he didn’t become any less real. There was an actual gorgeous vampire aristocrat in velvet on his knees in front of me, vowing to lay down his life in my defense. All I had to do was take his hand.

“Okay,” I whispered, my throat dry. “First let’s hide this body somewhere, and then . . .”

“And then?” he whispered back, his breath cool on my lips. His pale eyes gazed into mine, wordlessly promising to whisk me away from all my troubles.

Or, to put it another way, a very strange man with predator’s teeth wanted to get me alone.

“And then,” I said firmly, taking his hand, “you’re coming home to meet my parents.”


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kiss Me by Jillian Dodd (Cover Reveal!)

Title: Kiss me (Keatyn Chronicles, #2)

Genre and Age Group: Mature YA romance

Expected release date: December 14, 2012

Cover Designer and website: Okay Creations Okay Creations

Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description

I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.
My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.
All because of a stalker.

I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.
I can’t see my family.
I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.
The most popular girl already hates me.
But there’s this boy.
This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.
Because who knows how long I have left.

Author Bio

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Send by Patty Blount

Goodreads summary:

It’s been five years since I clicked Send.
Four years since I got out of juvie.
Three months since I changed my name.
Two minutes since I met Julie.
A second to change my life.

All Dan wants for his senior year is to be invisible. This is his last chance at a semi-normal life. Nobody here knows who he is. Or what he’s done. But on his first day at school, instead of turning away like everyone else, Dan breaks up a fight. Because Dan knows what it’s like to be terrorized by a bully—he used to be one.

Now the whole school thinks he’s some kind of hero—except Julie. She looks at him like she knows he has a secret. Like she knows his name isn’t really Daniel...


I thought SEND was going to be one cutesy story about a reformed bad boy, who just wanted to forget his bad deeds, protect the weak, and get the girl of his dreams. Oh, it sort of happened like that... just sort of.

Dan has been carrying around his guilt for years. He just wants a fresh new start in a new town and in a new school where, hopefully, no one can recognize him. This transition would have been easier if Kenny - his 13-year-old self, manifested from his instinct to survive in juvie, guilt, and fear - would just shut up and leave him alone. But Kenny is too stubborn to not miss a chance to torment Dan with his sarcasm and jokes.

The interaction between Dan and Kenny is odd and interesting. Kenny is Dan when he was thirteen, before he was sent to juvie, before he realized his mistakes, before he liked to bully other kids. Dan is the opposite of Kenny, the one who is on guard all the time, who just wants to move on with his life - if Kenny would just let him. The two of them together is a mix of fun and serious moments, where Kenny would vote for one thing and Dan would revoke it. They're like water and oil, which is why their interactions are always fun to read.

Although Kenny is quite a misfit, Dan is antonymous to the word. He is scared and just seeks for forgiveness. The thing I liked about Dan is that he is so fragile but at the same time he isn't. He is hero who would rather be just a passerby but can't because his sense of justice is too strong to resist or ignore.

The issue of bullying is the biggest factor that truly grabbed my attention in this novel because I was bullied when I was in high school and I cannot get over what my bullies did to me (and it's just sad that the bullies forgot what they did). So we get the insight of a reformed bully and he tells us of what it feels to hate himself, to be the one who is scared for his life and to become the victim of the aftermath he had caused.

The point of this very heartfelt novel is about Dan trying to figure out what he is now, if he is still that 13-year-old monster, who was sent to juvie, if he can really atone for his sins, and if forgiveness is a possibility.



Not Dead Yet... Just Lazing Around

Hey readers! Did you guys miss me? I was stuck in the reading cave for so long that I forgot to post anything new. I've read quite a number of books during the past month. I have some book recommendations that I will post in a little while. And these books are so awesome they made me drool and cry!

September to October Reads

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I wouldn't even bother to...

Recently I have been baffled by the number of not-so-great books I have read. Some are so horribly written that I wouldn't even bother to read it from cover to cover, while some couldn't even spark any emotion in me. Other books were just disappointing and others were just okay, so very okay that I had nothing to say about them. The books I read last week were:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Torched by Andrea Lynn Colt

Goodreads summary: Rose Whitfield's senior year just went up in smoke. Instead of having a blast with her best friend, her cheerleading squad, and her boyfriend Ryan, she's framed for arson. Popularity and criminal records don't mix, apparently.

Luckily, Rose knows who's framing her: Paxton Callaway. Paxton and Rose have spent years locked in a war of practical jokes. This time he's gone too far. Rose sets out to prove her innocence, win Ryan back, and take Paxton down hard.

Not necessarily in that order.


I think this book almost killed me because it caused me not to sleep for two days straight! Two days! Much needed rest! I could not stop reading or thinking Torched! I could not put this book down!

The plot is an 8 out of 10 for me. I kind of expected who really framed Rose (the protagonist). But I still had an awesome time reading this book. I loved how it really sucked me into Rose's life and her situation, and made me really join in the mystery. If I were a character of the book I would really help Rose. At the start you really won't have an idea or clue who really started the fire. Yeah, there is Paxton. But wouldn't pointing the finger at Paxton seem too expected and too wrong at the same time? And oh! All the emotion this book built inside of me made me want to scream... inside my head! If I were in Rose's shoes I would have killed myself already!

The characters felt so real to me! Rose, at the beginning, seems to be your regular, happy, nice, popular cheerleader. But later on, you get an idea who she really is and realize with Rose that she isn't the person she thought she was. People hate her! And throughout the first half of the novel she keeps asking why. Why would they hate her when she seemed to be nice? Then there were her friends, her shallow friends who would not want to believe her and would rather punish her. Later, when she finally learned the truth, Rose begins to change and you will probably start liking her again (I did). Overall, Rose is one of the best leading female characters I have read in YA novels so far. She is strong-willed, smart, and strong. I LOVE HER!

Paxton is a fantastic guy, who made me squeal when he confessed to Rose. Oh, he is just swoon-worthy and drool-worthy! I think you can consider him as the ugly duckling who turned into Prince Charming :D (I don't like swans and I don't like frogs).

Another reason why you should love this book is that it teaches you a moral lesson in a convincing, un-fairy-tale-like, realistic, heart-wrenching way. I JUST LOVE NOVELS WITH MORAL LESSONS! I LOVE TORCHED!

A highly recommended book with enough drama, romance, and mystery to make you read it from 6PM-3AM.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Dark Summer by Lizzy Ford (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

About Lizzy


Lizzy Ford is the self-publishing phenom, author of the sweet paranormal romance series: "Rhyn Trilogy" and "War of Gods" series; and the young adult fantasy trilogies, “The Foretold,” and “Witchling.” She has also authored multiple single title young adult fantasy and paranormal romances. Lizzy's books have reached the bestseller lists on Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble in multiple categories. Widely considered a freak of nature by her contemporaries for her ability to write and publish a new book every 30-45 days, Lizzy attributes her success to a team that consists of her editor, graphics artist, I.T. Sherpa, and her rabid readers.


Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten in 2012, including launching two more series. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Lizzy’s links online: Website||Facebook||Twitter||Goodreads||Google+||Amazon

Dark Summer

Title: “Dark Summer” (Book I, Witchling Trilogy)

Genre and Age Group: Young Adult Paranormal

Author: Lizzy Ford

Release date: August 16

Links: Amazon||Amazon UK||Goodreads

Book Description: A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances.  When they meet, it just might cost them their souls.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood.  Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

One choice. One soul. One price.


“This is simple. Decker, you lead. When he steps forward, Summer you step back.”

They stumbled through the first few steps, with Decker mumbling apologies as he stepped on her toes. Summer’s body felt like it was on fire. Her breathing sounded too loud in her ears.

“Step back, Summer,” Jessie said again. “Let Decker lead!”

Decker smashed her toes, and she stumbled. He caught her as she crashed into him.

“Careful, Decker!” Jessie called.

Summer looked up, instantly caught in Decker’s gaze. His grip stayed around her, pressing their bodies together. As if something clicked, she sensed his next move before he made it. She stepped back with her right foot as he stepped forward with his left. They made it through another step, then another. Their moves grew faster as they began keeping up with the music.

“Excellent!” Jessie exclaimed. “Now you’ve found the rhythm. One, two, three. One, two, three.”

Summer couldn’t look away from him. Their bodies moved as if they belonged together. Decker’s warmth and magick made her feel like her insides were shaking. Jessie’s voice broke through Summer’s trance.

“Sorry, guys, but I can’t find any of my other music. I’ll download some for tomorrow. You want to come back in the morning, after your class, Summer?”

Summer broke eye contact with Decker. Immediately, they fell out of sync and stumbled. He released her and stepped away.

“Sure,” she managed.

“You, too, Decker. You guys are naturals together.”

Summer flushed and turned away, avoiding Decker’s gaze. She’d felt it, too, the instant connection that went too deep to be normal.

“Thanks, Jessie,” Summer said and hurried out of the room. She ran once she entered the hallway and sprinted up the stairs to her room.

Her hands shook. Her heart felt like it was doing cartwheels in her chest. She’d never felt this way for any guy, even Beck.

Decker was off limits. He was aligned to the Dark. She wouldn’t—couldn’t—be falling for him! Yet their connection was unlike anything she’d ever felt. In his arms, she hadn’t been alone.


For this promotional event, hosted by AToMR Tours, Lizzy Ford is giving away (1) Paperback of Dark Summer and (1) ebook of Dark Summer (Any eformat). Both are open Internationally. CLICK HERE to enter the give away contest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dark Promise by Julia Crane and Talia Jagar (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Title: Dark Promise

Author: Julia Crane & Talia Jager

Release date: July 28, 2012

Age Group/Genre: YA fantasy/paranormal

Book description: Rylie has it all - great friends, dream boy, loving family. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, her perfect little world shatters. A stranger claiming to be her real mother appears with a secret: Rylie is a faery whose powers will be unleashed on her birthday. Captured and forced into a new life, Rylie struggles to keep everything she loves and discovers a terrifying truth: some promises cannot be broken.

Links: Amazon||B&N||iTunes||Goodreads

Social Media links:

Julia Crane

Website||Facebook||Twitter - @JuliaCrane2

Talia Jager

Blog||Facebook||Twitter - @TaliaJager


My mother led her into the living room. The lady’s piercing green eyes rested on me, sending a chill down my back. My father followed her gaze. “Rylie, do you know this woman?” Dad asked.

“No.” I shook my head slowly. “I’ve never seen her before.”

“Rylie, maybe you should go to your room,” Dad suggested, his gaze demanding I do as he said.

“No. If this has something to do with me, I want to hear it.” I crossed my arms and sank against the back of the couch.

Mom and Dad exchanged a worried glance, but turned back to the lady on the couch. “Please, go on.”

Without taking her eyes from me, the lady calmly stated, “My name is Azura, and I am Rylie’s birth mother.”

My father, who was always a level-headed man, was on his feet in seconds, his face hard. “What are you talking about?”

I felt like I had fallen into some kind of parallel universe. Did this woman just say she was my birth mother? How could she be my birth mother? That would mean I was adopted, but wouldn’t my parents have told me something like that?

My mother shook her head. “Birth mother? Rylie isn’t adopted.” She reached over and took my hand. “Believe me, I’ll never forget the eleven hours of labor.”

The woman sat perfectly still in the blue armchair across from us, with her hands clasped on her lap. “I know it’s hard to accept, but it’s true. Your daughter died shortly after she was born. I switched the infants. Rylie is mine.”

The wind left me as if I had been punched in the stomach. I couldn’t breathe, and the room spun. I gripped the pillow next to me with my other hand as I clung to my mother.

Silence filled the room for a moment, and then my father exploded. “You need to leave now!” He pointed to the door. “Get out of this house and don’t come back without a court order.”

The lady smiled sincerely, her face still as calm as it had been when she walked in the door. “Please, hear me out. I realize this is a lot to take in.”

“No! This is preposterous! Nobody died. Rylie is ours.” Dad’s voice was like thunder.

I studied the lady. She seemed so honest and soft-spoken. Why would she pretend something like this? Why would she ruin our family if it weren’t true? And if was true, why was she coming clean now? Something in me believed her even though I didn’t want to. I swallowed hard and rubbed my sweaty palms on my shirt.

“Let her talk,” I said hoarsely.

“Rylie, you can’t believe her.” Dad looked stricken.

“I’m curious as to why she thinks I’m her daughter. Let’s hear her out.” I crossed my arms and scooted closer to my mother, comforted when she wrapped an arm around me.

Dad turned back to the woman called Azura, and his frown deepened. “Fine.” He sat back down in his seat and glared. “Talk.”

“Thank you. I’m going to tell you something not many humans know, and I have to trust you to keep it secret for Rylie’s sake.” She addressed the statement to my parents.

Humans? Who talks like that?


Book description: Seventeen-year-old succubus Lily Anderson can’t have a normal life: She isn't allowed a boyfriend, she has no friends, and school is just one mess-up after another.

Lily’s parents send her away to the prestigious Emerson Academy. It doesn’t appear to be any different from the others. That is, until she meets her roommate, Hannah, and a blue-eyed boy named Jake.

Lily makes an almost deadly mistake, and Jake has a mysterious past that has come back to haunt him. Together, they must go on the run from things neither of them understand in order to save the people they love—and each other. But, Jake’s foe is more dangerous than they realized, and it will take the help of friends and family to save the man Lily loves.

She must learn to use her powers for good before it’s too late.

Amazon link!


For this promotional event, hosted by AToMR Tours, the authors, Julia Crane and Talia Jagar, are giving away one ebook copy of Dark Promise OR Mesmerized (winner's choice). This is open to both US and international residents. And if you are interested to win an ecopy of Mesmerized, then I will assume that you are 16 years old and above. There are some sexual content and language in Mesmerized which are not suitable for younger teens. CLICK HERE to join the giveaway contest.


The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

The Trilogy

From the Author

As Anne Rice, I’m known for certain kinds of novels; the Roquelaure books retain the name Roquelaure (even with my name added) to indicate that this is something “different.” If Anne Rice is one kind of savory dish, well this is another entirely. And some might find it far too spicy for their taste. I don’t like the idea of confusing or disappointing readers, so the pen name helps with that. Of course, there are many people who have read all my work, including the Roquelaure novels, and they see me as a multifaceted writer. But the Roquelaure material is erotica, without reservation, and it needs that pen name on the label, so to speak. The pen name says: Anne Rice is doing something very different here.

… this is shamelessly erotic. It pulls no punches at being what it is. It’s excessive and it is erotica. Before these books, a lot of women read what were called “women’s romances” where they had to mark the few “hot pages” in the book. I said, well, look, try this. Maybe this is what you really want, and you don’t have to mark the hot pages because every page is hot. Every page is about sexual fulfillment. Every page is meant to give you pleasure. There are no boring parts. Yet it’s very “romantic.” And well, I think this worked. ~ Taken from the Prologue, ANNE RICE, JUNE 2012



Chapter 1 Excerpt

Anne Rice

Excerpt 1
The Prince had all his young life know the story of Sleeping Beauty, cursed to sleep for a hundred years, with her parents, the King and Queen, and all of the Court, after pricking her finger on a spindle.

But he did not believe it until he was inside the castle.

Even the bodies of those other Princes caught in the thorns of the rose vines that covered the walls had not made him believe it.  They had come believing it, true enough, but he must see for himself inside the castle.

Careless with grief for the death of his father, and too powerful under his mother’s rule for his own good, he cut these awesome vines at their roots, and immediately prevented them from ensnaring him.  It was not his desire to die so much as to conquer.

And picking his way through the bones of those who had failed to solve the mystery, he stepped alone into the great banquet hall.

The sun was high in the sky and those vines had fallen away, so the light fell in dusty shafts from the lofty windows.

And all along the banquet table, the Prince saw the men and women of the old Court, sleeping under layers of dust, their ruddy and slack faces spun over with spider webs.

He gasped to see the servants dozing against the walls, their clothes rotted to tatters.

But it was true, this old tale. And, fearless as before, he went in search of the Sleeping Beauty who must be at the core of it.



For this promotional event, hosted by AToMR Tours, Anne Rice and Plume (Penguin) are giving away a print copy of The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty. But before you guys enter, make sure you are 18 years old and above, and a resident of the US. CLICK HERE to enter and join the give away contest.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cover Reveal: Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista

I have the cover for Kate Evangelista's newest YA novel, Reaping Me Softly to reveal! It will be available on October 30, 2012. Published by Omnific Publishing.

I couldn't have done this reveal if  AToMR Tours didn't host this event.

Book description: Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

You can now add Reaping Me Softly to your TBR list in Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/15988916-reaping-me-softly


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

A really great haul for me this month of September! I received Demons, Guardian, and What I didn't Say from Netgalley for a review.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #3

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week's pick is:

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

Goodreads summary: In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love.

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

     Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god’s help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god’s tale.

     The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate—or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.

Expected publication: September 11, 2011