Monday, June 30, 2014

Primordial Dust by Sarah Daltry - Release Day Info


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Book Info:
Title: Primordial Dust
Author: Sarah Daltry
Genre: Fantasy (Romance/YA)
A princess, trained to behave. An assassin, betrothed to her. A thief, whose eyes she dreams of at night. A kingdom at war, torn apart by the suppression of magic and truth, as well as family secrets that threaten to destroy decades of peace. Questions of loyalty, of morality, and of free will culminate in a fantasy novel about forging one’s own path and choosing one’s own destiny.
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Excerpt: Alusia smiles wanly. “What happened in Kooram?” she asks. “There was a party. We were dancing. Seamus and I were celebrating our engagement...” I pause, ashamed. He sits beside me, unaware of my role in this, oblivious to my own deception. “It was my fault.” Seamus takes my hand. “Alondra, stop. You know this has nothing to do with you.” “It has everything to do with her,” Alusia interrupts. “And her mother.” “Look, although Alondra seems thankful for whatever you want to share with her, I don't care what these secrets are. This is not her fault and she does not need you blaming her.” Seamus's anger is new to me. I have been so amazed by his calm, his kindness; he is more like a Demorian now than I have ever seen him, and I have watched him cut a man's throat. Alusia sighs. “I do not mean to assign blame. But we can no longer pretend that this was a rogue attack, that these events have not culminated in bringing you here, that fate has not worked its magic to get this book into her hands.” She runs her fingers along the book on her lap. “It's fine,” I say. “But it was not fate. Maybe I did not make the only bad choices, but choices got us here. And I, for one, am tired of hearing about fate.” “The attack,” Seamus continues. “It was sudden. A siren spell warned us before the mages were slaughtered. I don't know how they breached the Demorian guard, but without the dying spell of an elder mage, no one would be sitting here right now with you.” “So you ran?” Alusia asks. “I don't run,” I argue. “In fact, I am only here because someone kidnapped me in my sleep.” “It was her father's wish,” Seamus mumbles. “The forces came quickly. We spread the word to meet in the caves and Kooram split into two groups: those who were running for the caves, and those who would stay behind. My parents were with those running, but I stayed. Ereditus, our commander, rallied the troops. Seamus was already by my side. My friend, Lormander...” I stop and think of that moment. Sanara's face, broken by the choice he was making, is etched into my memory. I watched her fingers slowly fall from his hand and the agony in her glance as she turned back to see him one last time tore me asunder. And now, somewhere, are they reunited? Did she lead everyone to Tallagut? Did he stay behind in the caves to face his death, remembering her kiss as the blade entered his heart? I choke on the images and tears rest on the precipice of my eyelids. “We stayed,” I repeat. “There were so many of them. It was chaos. Smoke billowed from the streets, from our homes, from everything that was my childhood. I saw young boys, thinking they were brave, split in twain as the attackers stepped over the corpses, trailing death. What I remember most was the sound. The crash of swords, the screams of the fallen, the crackle of burning. The details are hazy. We left Kooram in ruins when we saw that we were outclassed. I walked through fields of carnage to the caves, only to wake on the other side, in a mirror world, yet untouched.” “The king, he asked that we come here. He said you had the answers, the only weapon we could use against him,” Seamus adds. My shattered body sits beside him, but my mind and my soul are still with the dead. “I am an old woman, and a forgotten mage,” Alusia says. “I am also the keeper of secrets and memories. I do not forge steel. My only weapon is knowledge. But that I have in abundance, and I believe it is time Alondra take her share.” She rises from the dusty chair and approaches. I sense my hands as they lift to take the book she offers; the leather cover is hardened, but smooth to touch. I run my hand along the spine and trace the embossed seal. “Please take this to your room. You will need time, and you will need privacy. When you are done, I will be waiting for your questions.” Dream Cast: alondra Alondra A princess of a kingdom lost in time and wrapped in secrets. Snarky and difficult, because life has always been easy, she is unprepared to be the leader she needs to be when her city falls. seamus2 Seamus: A trained assassin tasked with keeping his own city, and all the cities of the kingdom, safe. Betrothed to Alondra for diplomatic reasons. Much kinder than his profession reveals. layla Layla: A young girl trained to be an assassin, sent to kill the son of the king. Her hopes rest on succeeding in her quest, because if she fails, there is no alternative but death. tevlin Tevlin: The mysterious man who captures Alondra’s heart on a night before the world fell apart. His eyes whispered secrets, but they may be secrets that led to the ruin of everything she held dear. About the Author: Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She's written works in various genres - romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn't as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she's been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships - romantic, familial, friendly - because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn't matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future - human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah's stories. Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun. When Sarah isn't writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking the internet for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window. She has written several books, most notably Bitter Fruits, an urban fantasy in the Eden’s Fall series, Backward Compatible: A Geek Love Story, and the six book New Adult Flowering series, including Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley, Blue Rose, Star of Bethlehem, Orange Blossom, and Ambrosia. Social Media Links: Website: http://sarahdaltry.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSarahDaltry Twitter: http://twitter.com/SarahDaltry
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Sarah’s Favorite Fantasy Movies:
  1. The Princess Bride
  2. Labyrinth
  3. The Neverending Story
  4. Brave
  5. The Wizard of Oz
  6. Shrek
  7. Pan’s Labyrinth
  8. Harry Potter (all of them)
  9. Bridge to Terabithia
  10. Mirrormask
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Escaping Heartbreak by Regina Bartley - Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway!






Synopsis
It’s time for Sawyer to start living her life. Since she was fifteen she has taken care of everyone but herself, including her older brother Dane. She has been lying to herself to keep from feeling the pain of her parent’s death. Now she is twenty and she’s ready to start a life of her own. Moving into her parent’s lake house would be the perfect escape. Wouldn’t it? That’s what she thought. Only, it led her right into the emotional place she’s been hiding from all this time. All of those years of running from her feelings, she now has to face them. It’s too much. She can’t deal with it alone. Someone has to help. She’ll do anything to escape the heartbreak, but you can only run so far. 

Travis can’t believe his eyes; his half-opened, blood shot eyes. Sawyer Evans was in the flesh and standing over him. He hadn’t seen this girl since he was ten years old. Travis only saw the Evan’s during the summer when they moved into the lake house. He and Dane were best friends. When Dane invited him and the old gang to a welcome back party at the Lake House, he couldn’t wait to go. It turns out getting wasted was only half the fun. Seeing Sawyer was the other half. She was the sexiest girl he’d ever seen and he was going to make sure that she knew it. Only she shot him down time and time again. He’s determined to break down those walls and get inside her head, but he’ll have to be sober to do it, and no matter how hard he tries, she’ll always run. He can’t keep chasing her. He has to figure out a way to make her stay.

It’s time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love. 

Stand Alone Novel for ages 18+ due to graphic language, and sexual content.
 
 

 
Have you ever wanted something so bad, but are terrified of the outcome?
Opening yourself and feeling that hurt again.
 
It's always a bargain, but you just have to forget it!
Risk it all and throw caution to the wind!
 
Easier said than done.
Sure!
We've all been there.
So. Will they be able to do it?
Risk it all for the other??
 
Where Sawyer and Travis are concerned they keep us on our toes.
Just when we think we have one figured out, the other adds something to the mix.  Unleashing another secret.  But.  For them, this works.Without the other, those secrets would stay inside.  It's almost like they NEED the other without even knowing it.
 
And, ya know...Sometimes just what we need is exactly what we tell ourselves we can live without.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed the ride!
I adore Travis and Sawyer!! <3

 

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Regina lives in Kentucky and is currently releasing her third book. Her books include Chased and Challenged, both of The Graysen Pack Series, as well as her newest book Moonshine. Her true love is writing paranormal, but writing Moonshine made her discover a hidden love for Adult Contemporary Romance. She says that you can expect her to write a little in both worlds. 

She is married with two kids and when she is not writing she is reading and reading and reading. She loves her cat Jacob, who was named after her favorite werewolf. Go figure... If you put her in front of the T.V. she would most likely watch sports, unless The Vampire Diaries is on. Her favorite things are her family, books, football, chocolate, Bruno Mars, and well Bruno Mars, enough said. She loves to keep up with her fans and you can find her several places.





 
 
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Baby Girl, Book 1, Erik Ead Trilogy, by Scott Hildreth


Space for lease.
I have no thoughts.
They all circulate around him.

Erik Ead.

Tall, strong, tatted, but that's not all.
You see; He's cocky, and protective, and kind, and puts others needs before his own.

But there's something else.
Something I can't explain.
Something that just kind of takes over, and
Makes you want to...
......
Makes you want to...
......
Obey?

Why??
Because we're Kelli!

We're in there.
In the present and then BAM!
XYZ happens.

It's kind of fun.
Kind of exciting.
A little degrading, and
It messes with your head.

We're sitting there going - This is not how this is supposed to go, but yet we're there and liking it anyway!

Before we close out. 
I wanted to mention my feelings on Kelli.

I loved her. Especially in the beginning.

She's basically perfect, so we're all - Gag me - but then we remember it's ok, because technically, we're her! YAY!

She's smart, honest, beautiful and actually pretty funny too.

I found myself chuckling a few times over her thoughts.
At one point even found myself laughing out loud over a mathematic problem and a few bobby pins.

Needless to say, I loved this story.
Could.Not.Wait for the next!

This right here is one of the reasons why...



Exposure.
Witness.
Exist.
Absorb.
Wow!
5 Stars for Me!!
 


Desire by Missy Johnsons - Release Day Launch


RDL   Desire
by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
 
Blitz: Desire by Missy Johnson
 
 
 
 
I’m a sex worker.

A prostitute. A whore.

Whatever you want to call me, the result is still the same. I sleep with men and I get paid for it. I don’t make excuses for what I do.

Then I learn how fragile life can be; how in an instant, everything can change. My mother disappears and I'm left to care for my two estranged siblings. I can barely manage to look after myself.

How am I supposed to look after a hormonal fifteen year old and a five year old who has no idea who I am?

I just want my old, uncomplicated life back.

Especially when He shows up.

He’s investigating my mothers disappearance, but I can see that it’s more than that for him. He thinks he can help me. He thinks he can fix me.

Only how can he fix something so broken?
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22450619-desire

About Missy Johnson

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog...you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

Enter the giveaway HERE.

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One Simple Memory by Jean Kelso - Cover Reveal



Title: One Simple Memory
Genre: New Adult Romance 
Release Date: July 28th


Jenn Samos lived a quiet life. Loved and sheltered by her family and friends, she knew nothing of the huge secret being kept from her growing up. Deeply in love with her best friend, the man she thought would be her forever. One little argument and he was gone. She never understood why.
Now three years later, he’s back. And with him, her world as she knows it, comes crashing down around  her. Sean says she needs to remember. But Jenn doesn't understand. 
Can One Simple Memory really get them out of the mess they are in, or will someone die to keep secrets buried?

And now... 









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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seeing Red by Olivia Howe - Release Day Blitz






Title: Seeing Red
Author: Olivia Howe
Genre: Fantasy/ Romance
Release Date: June 24, 2014







Book 2 in The Dark Love Series

2 sisters. 2 brothers. Love. Hope. War. Revenge.

Nina McKay is learning how to cope with depression and the disappearance of her younger sister, Caroline. Nina has finally found her happiness with Andrew. They're two people who are destined to be together, even with the constant obstacles they find themselves facing.
But, of course, misery loves company. The Sulivic Brothers are back and they're ready to retaliate for the loss of their Brother, Gavin. They want war and they will do whatever it takes to seek revenge.
Can Nina and Andrew get through this obstacle? Will love conquer the act of war? And most importantly, who is going to win this bloody war?























TITLE: Dark Love
BOOK #: Book 1 in The Dark Love Series
AUTHOR: Olivia Howe
PUBLICATION DATE: February 14th, 2014
GENRE: Fantasy/ Romance


SYNOPSIS:

2 sisters. 2 brothers. Love. Fantasy. Destiny. Danger. Secrets. 

Nina Mckay is trying to cope with the loss of her father and depression. She feels as if she's at war with herself and the enemy side of her has complete control. 

Nina, her mother Ali, and her sister Caroline, live in a small town called Scarlett Hills. Nina soon meets Andrew Madsen. Caroline meets his brother William Madsen. 2 sisters fall in love with 2 brothers that have secrets that will change their perspectives of the world and of themselves. 

Nina soon finds herself standing in the rain, watching her life fall apart. Her outlook on the world will change drastically and soon she will be opened up to a whole different fantasy world that has always seemed impossible, that will change herself forever. 



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My name is Olivia Howe. I'm 20 years old. I was born in Florida and raised in Maine. I enjoy writing, blogging, reading, and sleeping. Music is my life! I write better when I'm listening to music. I mostly listen to rock music like Tesla, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, Nirvana, Audioslave, Metallica, Motley Crue, Matchbox Twenty, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. I just love music in general.                        

Writing "The Dark Love Series" truly saved my life. In 2013, I was diagnosed with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Depression and anxiety is the hardest things to live with. I'm not ashamed of it anymore, it's who I am. I'm beautifully broken. That's when I discovered I wanted to write, and Dark Love was born. I didn't want the story to end there, because I connected so much with all of these character, so Seeing Red was born.

Seeing Red has been a long journey, not only for me, but for my characters too.
I've dealt with writer's block on many occasions. Luckily, music cured that! My
characters have become my life. I feel like I live in their world sometimes, then I stop
writing and get snapped back into reality.

Without "Dark Love" and “Seeing Red” I would probably still be struggling with
severe depression and anxiety. I was lost for a while, but writing saved my life, it truly
did.

Being a published author is my dream in life. I'm dedicated to make my dream come true.












E-mail: authoroliviahowe@gmail.com






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