Friday, May 31, 2013

Release Day: The Edge of Darkness By Melissa Andrea

The Edge of Darkness

Author: Melissa Andrea          

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Day: May 31, 2013

Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours


After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

Instead of dwelling over her loss, she plays the hand she's been dealt without complaint. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt the light…
Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her dark existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to be alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to live.


I brushed my lips across her neck again and watched as the world around us, spun. Her fingers twisted in my shirt and she pulled my  body closer. I didnt expect you Araya.  I rasped against her ear and my fingers tangled in her hair, bringing her lips up to mine. Her breath was warm and sweet against my lips and I wanted to taste her so bad it hurt.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Lucky Number Four By Amanda Jason

Lucky Number Four
Author: Amanda Jason
New Adult
Cover Reveal Blitz


Pandora Ann Phillips’ life is just normal-crazy.

Her mom’s psychic, her dad’s mom is a snob, her mom’s parental units are ‘too down to earth’ and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn’t really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex, is totally on their brains. Actually, it’s not only on their brains, but it’s on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer…well, you get the picture.

Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and working as an almost full-time barista, Pandora can’t afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she decides to seek out a new place to lay her head. Enter three ‘drool worthy’ guy models that are looking for a fourth roommate, and they want her…and won’t take no for an answer.

Romantic hilarity ensues as Pandora’s life turns completely upside down, and she begins to wonder if it will ever be the same again!

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Cover Reveal: Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic By Meghan Ciana Doidge

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic
Author:  Meghan Ciana Doidge
Urban Fantasy (Adult/New Adult)
Cover Artist: Irene Langholm (who has done all my other book covers as well.
Release date: June 21, 2013

If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept —  was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review: Breathe For Me By Natalie Anderson

Breathe For Me
Author: Natalie Anderson
Adult Contemporary Romance
5 out of 5 Stars 


 The last thing Chelsea Greene wants is to be rescued, but that’s exactly what happens when she’s caught wearing nothing but her swimsuit during a midnight emergency evacuation drill. Turns out her ‘hero’ is a former lifeguard who has no hesitation in offering the kiss of life. So not happening, right?
But for emotionally chastened Chelsea, one touch changes everything. She discovers a desire to satisfy this arrogant, demanding tease. Unable to express her own fantasies, she finds unspeakable pleasure in serving his.

Xander Lawson exudes easy charm. He likes a woman unafraid to match his appetite for unfettered fun. He doesn’t do complicated or emotional. But the raw need emanating from fragile Chelsea compels him closer. He can’t resist spinning a sensual fantasy world around them.
As passion spills outside their carefully selected boundaries, Xander learns Chelsea’s stronger than he first thought. But is she strong enough to handle the intensity he’s always kept hidden?

My Review:

Natalie Anderson has just gotten herself another fan. This story was such an emotional and uplifting story about two people overcoming traumatic pasts. Finding a love story about two people, a true love story not filled with sabotage, deceit, or characters doing really stupid things to hurt each other are hard to find. This story is what you want to read. Two people finding each other, going through the motions, with a believable outcome. The thing I loved most about it was that it was believable. Reading this story will make you realize that in any situation or event that happens to you in your life, you are able to overcome it and move forward. Of course the love scenes between the characters are not to be overlooked because they are good and only add to the story, but all in all there is a message in the end. Superheroes really do exist. I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Release Day: Avenging Angel By Cynthia Eden

Avenging Angel
Release Day Blitz
May 28, 2013


With a messed up family background and a tendency to grow claws and fangs, Tanner Chance isn’t exactly the boy next door. But he’s a decent cop, and he keeps himself on the side of the good guys. Convenient, because when he rescues a survivor of a horrific shifter attack he finds himself instantly smitten—with an honest-to-goodness angel, as innocent as she is irresistible.
Marna may be angelic, but she’s not stupid or weak. She can take care of herself. Tanner is more temptation than protection anyway. Or so she thinks, until someone wearing her face starts taking out some of New Orleans’ more unsavory paranormals. With police and predators both gunning for her blood, Marna has no choice but to trust Tanner…even though what’s sparking between them is hotter than anything holy.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tour Promo: Saving Me By Kelsie Blanton

Saving Me         

Author: Kelsie Blanton          
Mature YA
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Sixteen-year old Peyton Jones had it all: straight A's in school, the perfect boyfriend, and nothing to worry about but keeping her GPA up. Then one night her perfect world is suddenly ripped away from her. Everything she has ever known changes and she goes from having a perfect plan to watching her world crumble around her.

Steve Gibbons was the quarterback of his high school football team...until the new guy showed up and stole his spot, causing him to lose his chance at a scholarship. Football was his life and now he feels like he has nothing.

Drawn together after losing hope for their futures, Peyton and Steve become best friends, but as they grow closer, a colossal secret is revealed changing everything. Will Peyton be left to face her inevitable future alone, or can she trust enough to let someone else in?

Author Bio:
Kelsie Blanton is a fun-loving young woman from a small town in Kentucky. Writing has always been her passion and when she’s not working at her full-time job, she is at home writing on something. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing (poorly), dancing (again, poorly), and talking…a lot.
Surrounded by amazing friends and family that support her, Kelsie is following her dreams. Happy reading!

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I froze, too afraid to move. The steps began to get louder as each second passed. My heart was pounding to its own quick rhythm. A hand grasped my shoulder and I squeezed my eyes shut expecting the worse. I began to quiver uncontrollably, wanting to scream, to run as hard as I could, but my feet were frozen. I could only stand there as my tears mixed with the rain pouring over me.

The grip was released, and suddenly an arm snaked around my back turning me in the opposite direction. I couldn’t muster up the courage to look at the person helping me. I could only assume it wasn’t Aaron. Whoever it was had too gentle of a touch. Yet instead of feeling relief a sense of nausea washed over me. Granted, I was momentarily safe, but the emotions coursing through me had made it—for a brief moment—feel like it was happening all over again.

I didn’t want to be vulnerable in front of anyone who could take advantage of me. With my heart going 100 miles per hour in my chest, I tried to push away from the person and nothing happened. They didn’t budge and their grip around me was too strong. After many deep breaths, I got the courage to glance up into eyes the color of emeralds—eyes filled with concern. My legs gave out and I sagged in his arms. Steve didn’t hesitate. He slowly lowered me to the wet asphalt and sat there while I sobbed into his already wet shirt.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tour Review: Playing Hooky By Rita Webb

Playing Hooky
Author: Rita Webb
New Adult/Fantasy/Romance
4 out of 5 Stars 


Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.

…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.

Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.

Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.

Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.

My Review:  

Spoilers, that give next to nothing away and do not reveal any major plot lines or the outcome, have been included in this review. 
This story, while it may be short, is filled to the brim with an incredible amount of imagination.  I really enjoyed how the author introduced me to all of her characters.   I genuinely appreciated all of the humans and the magical creatures, even after just a brief encounter.  She made every scene come to life in an exciting way that was very refreshing.  I had honestly judged this book by its beautiful cover and was pleasantly surprised to find that this light read was more than just the typical paranormal novella.  For someone like myself, who has been reading a LOT of dark and emotionally traumatic paranormal books as of late, Playing Hooky was a fun-loving bookcation that I would recommend to anyone looking to take break at work or from studying.  At just over 100 pages and at .99, it is a cost effective bookcation you can enjoy in as little as an hour (if you’re a fast reader…I think it took me an hour and a half).
                I could easily see Playing Hooky go from being a short story to being expanded and made into a novel HOWEVER; I am not opposed to the idea of a short story series.  The (Paranormal Investigations) portion next to the title leads me to believe that is exactly what the author intends to do and I hope that she does.  After reading Playing Hooky there are so many questions that I would like answers to mainly, what IS Jason really?  Also, how will Jason and Emma repay their favor debts to both the spry witch and the deadly hunter?  I am dying to know what color Emma’s hair will turn into next when the young elfin wizard tries to “fix it” again ;).  My only suggestion for the *fingers crossed* stories to come would a thorough spell check.

Bonus: One of my favorite quotes is when the spry witch responds to a question with, “You stink of unicorns.” Her snarky attitude won me over.  I could read a short story just about that old hag!