Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ariella’s Escape by Carolee Croft BOOK TOUR!











Title: Ariella’s Escape

Author: Carolee Croft

Genre: Epic Fantasy Romance

Ariella had always believed that the life of a warrior should include indulging in wine and men whenever they were on offer… And in Chaldea, the capital of the old empire, they certainly were.

Especially the man she finds in her bedchamber, a slave provided by her hosts to entertain her
in any way she wishes.

But when betrayed and surrounded by enemies in a strange land, there is only one man she
can trust—the slave who was meant only for her pleasure but is much more than he seems.

Demetrius had been captured in a battle at the age of fifteen, and slavery was all he had
known in his adult life. When his chance for freedom comes along, his fate is bound to the
noble warrior maiden whose voice and body he cannot resist. Duty calls him to return to his
kingdom, but the journey will take him places that will change him forever.

Together, they make their way through a den of thieves and an enchanted elf forest, but the
biggest danger of all may be their fiery attraction to each other and the secret that will draw a
dividing line between them.


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Author Bio


Enchanted by romance on page and screen, I have always tried to write my own versions of the
perfect fairytale. As for real life, I believe I may have already found the man of my dreams, but I still
haven’t found the dog of my dreams. Currently, I’m obsessed with Italian greyhounds. I can usually
be found enjoying the outdoors or relaxing with a good book on the west coast of Canada.



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It was strangely reassuring to know that he was not Chaldean, judging from his sun-bronzed
skin, fine eyebrows and long brown hair, a shade so dark it was nearly black. And his eyes…
like two pieces of a summer sky. She had always been a fool for a blue-eyed man. Judging by
his elegant speech, very likely, he came from a noble lineage but was held here as a hostage to
ensure peace with another kingdom.

“Then what is it, my lady?”

He sat down beside her on the bed, the scent of some innocent field flower with something
more heady and musk-like tempting her to get closer to his bronzed body. She tried to discern
his age… late twenties perhaps. His forehead was unlined, but there was something about him
that made him appear older, a world-weariness perhaps behind his charming and carefree
disposition.

There had been one or two times when she had bedded a man after less conversation than this,
but this was strange territory with too many possible complications, and she could not afford
to indulge herself on a whim. There was also his status to consider. As a slave, he was
obviously not free in his choices, and she could sympathise with that. Ariella knew she would
loathe being ordered to “entertain” guests in this manner were she in his place.

“Do my looks please you?” she asked tentatively.

“Yes,” he replied, a slight hoarseness in his voice
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His eyes scorched her, and she had to look away.

“It’s just that… I do not wish you to do this merely out of a sense of duty…” she said softly,
“that is… if you did not want to…”

“My lady, I want to,” he said.





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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Seven Threads by Jason Atkinson LITTLE BOOK TOUR!










Title: Seven Threads

Author: Jason Atkinson

Genre: Short Story Collection

Seven Threads is a book of 7 short stories full of twists and turns. A girl on the run, a man accused of murder, a homeless man who finds his way, and much more. While each story is unique, they all offer the same human compassion that is sometimes lacking in today's world. The reader is sure to find each story a page turner full of emotions, and left wanting more!

















Author Bio


Jason Atkinson is a 32 year old, married man with one adorable toddler. With Seven Threads being
his third book, he certainly enjoys writing and also spending time getting to know new people.






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Monday, August 7, 2017

Scent of the Past by Erin Marie Bernardo BOOK TOUR!











Title: Scent of the Past

Author: Erin Marie Bernardo

Genre: Historical Fiction

A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time.

​​When people think of time travel, they think of the clichéd manufactured kind. Of giant electronic machines with flashing lights and buttons calibrated to shoot you into the past with one press. But it doesn’t work that way. You need a reason, a connection, and—most important—a link. But you can’t choose when and why you go. That would be too easy, and we’d all be snapping our fingers in hopes of seeing lost treasures of yesteryear. It must choose you.

Close cousins Addison and Elissa live in present day New York City and lead somewhat ordinary
lives. When uncertain circumstances surrounding a set of antique perfume bottles sends them
back to eighteenth-century France, they must uncover the truth behind their travel.

Disaster strikes when Addison finds herself in a nearly identical situation to a mishap she
experienced in the present—the witnessing of a murder and release of a secret. Only this time the
truth could destroy the entire French monarchy. With Addison’s head on the line, the young
women search for answers before Addison suffers her unlucky fate twice. It is only when they
discover the haunting connections to life in the present, that they understand why they both were
sent, and why a repeating past...may not always be such a bad thing.

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About Author


Erin Marie Bernardo is an American writer of historical fiction. She has a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota, and is the author of the time-travel novel, Scent of the Past. A lover of historic places, Erin's novels connect the past with the present.

Erin is currently at work on her second novel, Blackbird's Bounty, set in the bayou of Louisiana – and is actively seeking a home for her children’s collection, Beautiful and Extraordinary Barnyard Stories, based on true events from on her farm.

Erin lives in Tennessee, but has roots in both Minnesota and Washington State. She is married with two young children.

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                                                    ~ Book Excerpt ~



Just before seven, as the invitation requested, Léopold knocked on Addison’s door. She
answered, showing little enthusiasm. For all she knew this could possibly be her death march.
Elissa had told her not to show fear. She must act like her same exuberant self, otherwise she
would give herself away even before dinner. She promised herself she would escalate her energy
level once she met with the king. Léopold didn’t know her well enough to notice the difference in
her attitude.

They walked across the grounds and through the palace. Léopold said nothing. He was
simply her escort. Addison looked up at his face. He didn’t look cruel. In fact, he had a very kind-
looking face. But she understood that it was his job to obey the king of France, and all guards
took their oath seriously. Léopold was only following orders.

“We are here,” he said, opening a door for her. “Enjoy your evening with His Majesty.”
He bowed and slowly closed her in. She was in the dining room. It was an expansive chamber
normally set up with a long table to host dozens of people. Tonight, however, the space looked
relatively empty. The arrangement for her meal was more private. A small circular table and two
chairs. It would be a very intimate dinner.

Addison thought back on the choices she had made in life. Since coming to Versailles,
she had wanted nothing more than time alone with the king. Now she had it and didn’t want it.
She felt sick to her stomach. Why had she been so stupid? Why did it matter whether or not she
could say she had been with the elite? Kings, company executives, men of high society. None of
those relationships had ever brought her happiness. Madame Zarina was right about so many
things, and what she wouldn’t give for a little more of that protection the old gypsy had wished
on her.

If she was to die tonight, at least she had learned her lesson. The thought of dying made
her sad. She wasn’t ready to die. She wanted to go back to New York, to follow her heart this
time around and pursue fashion design, find a nice young man, and start over fresh. She wasn’t
going to carry anymore past baggage into her new life. All she needed was a second chance.



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Right Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker BOOK TOUR!











Title: Right Text Wrong Number

Author: Natalie Decker

Genre: YA Romance


High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date.

But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then- boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.

As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.

They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and
Tyler be forever offsides?

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Author Bio

Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series and the Scandalous Boys series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn't her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She's a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she's not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she's off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!





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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trolling by Emma Brady BOOK TOUR!










Title: Trolling

Author: Emma Brady

Lily Faye-Richardson thought her bad luck was ending when she and her sisters inherited her uncle's house. Finding a green man chained in the basement changed that. Now she must trust this sexy troll to take her into a magical kingdom and rescue the only family she has.

Theno woke up with missing pieces to his memory but an angel saving him. When her sisters are kidnapped, he is willing to do anything to help her in return. The problem is, if he can't remember who he is, how can he trust himself not to hurt her?

Together, the two of them will go to the land of Tammara to bring back the other Faye girls. They will have to face an Evil Queen, who wants to find the door and cross over into the human world. There is also the matter of an intense sexual attraction between them and the need for Theno to discover his identity. Does a troll get to have a happy ending?





Author Bio

Emma graduated with both an English degree and a library sciences degree. She has always been an avid reader of romance, since she first fell in love with Wuthering Heights. After college she decided she didn’t want to just read books and started writing them. She has already started in both urban fantasy and historical romance, but doesn’t rule out other projects in the future. Living in Kansas with her tiny lapdog and a couple rambunctious nephews, she spends most of her time reading, writing, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.


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                                                ~ BOOK EXCERPT ~


Theno had him pinned beneath the full weight of his body but he was still smiling. "Who are you?"

"Someone from your past, that came from the same place you did."

"You know me?"

"More than you do."

If this person knew who he was it would be better to keep him alive. That didn't mean Theno wanted him anywhere near the girls. When Theno tried to drag the man up, he managed to slipout of his grasp and hit him hard against the floor. It was enough to make Theno stop to catch his breath.

"Still feeling hungry for her, old friend?" The man said,

"She is a fascinating creature. Like a butterfly. You know what happens to butterflies that are handled to roughly."

"I won't let you hurt her." Theno clenched his fists, turning to glare at him.

"It's not me you should worry about. You don't know what kind of damage you have caused, so you don't know how dangerous you are to them." He let his smile slip a moment.

"There is no such thing as a gentle troll."

Without knowing who he was, Theno couldn't be sure if that was the truth. His imagination brought up one possibility after another, each darker and more disgusting than the last. The things he saw were horrible, but the things he felt was worse. He might have enjoyed the sickness in his old life, reveled in the misery. He could be a monster.

"You are a liar. You have come here to trick me."

"My friend." The intruder extended a hand and a smile to him. I could help you remember who you are. Give you all the details you want in exchange for the location of the door.

They were not friends, they could not be. He could not be the same as such a creature. "No, you do not know me. This is just another trick."

"Don't you remember the good times we had? The fun?" He stepped back a few steps and shrugged." I guess not, but we could create new fun here. There are more than enough of them to share."


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss BOOK REVIEW!!!



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Title: The Name Of The Wind

Author: Patrick Rothfuss

Published: DAW Books



My name is Kvothe.

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.

You may have heard of me.




Born into a traveling troupe family Kvothe has always been a different sort of child, with his bright red locks and beautiful green eyes he has always stood out among the other performers. You see Kvothe is very smart for his age and it shows when he meets an older gentleman during his families travels that has the ability to do sympathy (which is a form of magic used in the story) which he has only heard about in stories but never really seen in person. The man joins the traveling troupe in exchange for his help with odds and ins. Kvothe takes a liking to the new stranger and becomes quite interested in the use of sympathy. He has wanted to join the University to learn from the masters how to master sympathy but since that future seems far fetch for someone like him, Kvothe asks the new stranger to teach him a some things just get him started on the right path. 

Kvothe took to learning the basics of sympathy quickly but didn't possess all of the knowledge of it's use before the stranger decided to go his own way leaving Kvothe with just a valuable book of knowledge in sympathy, but there is still so much out there that he hasn't even scraped the surface of yet. One day while off on his own doing his own thing for a bit Kvothe comes face to face with a very powerful enemy that people have only talked about in legends that will intern leaving him with the hardest lesson of all, the path to his dreams would be a difficult and heartbreaking road. 

This is how legends are made but just know that not everything is as glorious as it seems from afar and greatness comes at a pricey cost. 


Rating





Thoughts: I read this book because I saw it circling around the Book Tube community with the phrase that it was much like Harry Potter. I will agree with them only half way, it is somewhat like Harry Potter in the way that there is a school that teaches a sort of magic but I feel like this story goes farther than Harry Potter does and doesn't just center around just the school. The world in the story is very rich with characters and personality but never lets you forget that the world is a cruel place and isn't just sunshine and roses for everyone. I got very attached to the main character as well as some of the other smaller characters and I wish that the whole series were done and can be read because it's a story you don't want to be left hanging with. I will leave you with one warning though, this is an adult to mature teenager book and should not be taken lightly and I will ask that if you do read the book then don't go into the story expecting everything to be just like HP because this story kind of stands apart from the one magic school most know and love.  




Friday, June 16, 2017

Family Matters By Pierre Meuron MINI BOOK REVIEW!


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Title: Family Matters

Author: Pierre Meuron

Published: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC



This is a smaller book that focuses on the journey one family has taken through there lives. Many things happen in a families lifetime that can create memories of love, happiness, and heartache. Through little stories and some verse the book shows you bits and pieces throughout the author's family as well as the author's life growing up.



Rating:

Thoughts: I was asked to review this book in the return for an honest review, this review is just my opinion. Now that is out of the way I will just cut right to the chase, I was not a far of this book. It is a very small book and had great potential but was poorly executed. The transition through short stories and poetry was jumbled and didn't really make sense. I found myself a couple of times asking myself " what the heck is going on"?! This book is very small and almost seems like it was just bits and pieces of things that were taken from a much longer book. The only problem was that there isn't a longer book so you are left reading a book that is like cliffsnotes of the author's life. The concept was there but the writing fell through.