Thursday, October 31, 2013

{Review + GIVEAWAY} Escape From Eden - By Elisa Nader

Author: Elisa Nader
Release Date: 8/18/13   p
Purchase Info: Amazon - B&N
Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?


Honestly going into Escape From Eden I was expecting the point of view of a brain washed minion with cult-like attributes, who was forcefully trying to be turned to the other side. Well from page 1 I was shocked, thrilled and at the edge of my seat!

Following Mia's journey in this book wasn't the easiest. Her feelings were all over the map, but I probably would have been bored, and a little worried, if they weren't. Honestly how would you feel if the "home" you've known for 6 years was something you didn't think that it was? I personally would run like hell! 
And that's exactly what Gabriel wants her to do.

Suddenly stuck with each other, Mia is questioning everything around her, even Gabriel who has always been honest with her....sort of....
Mia knows secrets about Gabriel, so she wants to trust him, but with a threat always at their back she doesn't know if her feelings for Gabriel are clouding her better judgement.

Without rambling on and on, I will say that Escape From Eden isn't something I would have plucked off a shelf, but I'm ecstatic it landed in my hands. You will never find yourself predicting the plot, knowing who is around what corner, or figuring out who is on Mia's side....until the end that is....

I would absolutely recommend this book to you thrill lovers, creepy mystery buffs, or suspense seekers!




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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

[Cover Reveal] All the Pretty Lies - By M. Leighton

Happy Hump Day Peeps!!

Today I'm thrilled to show you guys M. Leighton's latest masterpiece, All The Pretty Lies!











All the Pretty Lies

“Live, no regrets”


Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.


In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 


Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?


About M. Leighton:

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

Monday, October 28, 2013

{Book Blast + GIVEAWAY} Pendomus - By Carissa Andrews

Happy Monday peeps!! 

Today I'm excited to introduce you all to Pendomus by Carissa Andrews!


Humanity has colonized on the tidally locked planet Pendomus.

Residing between extreme heat and frigid cold is the complex known as the Helix. Within lies a highly sophisticated society functioning solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose as determined by their natural aptitudes and daily brain scans.

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem has found her calling studying the ancient trees nearby and anxiously awaits a professional placement which will allow her to continue her work.

Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked and left for dead in those woods. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived without the Helix. Fueled by a yearning to understand and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa tries to make a new life for herself. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet, and the forces controlling her from afar.

What she needs are some answers.


About the Author

Born and raised in central MN, Carissa Andrews has always loved books. She started her career at 15 in a bookstore, just to be able to afford her book fetish.
 By 19, she worked for a magazine publisher. At 22, she was working for printers to learn their trade. At 27, she went back to school for graphic design, and became an award winning designer. Little did she know all of her experiences would lead her to becoming a self-publishing power house.

Stalk Her:



Sunday, October 27, 2013

That Time I Dressed Up For Halloween..................

Ok, so over the weekend I dressed up for Halloween for the first time in a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time....and boy did I go ALL out!

Yes, this has nothing to do with books, but I wanted to share my creation with all of you!

Here's the beginning:

Then after I finished & added the contacts -

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{Book Blast + GIVEAWAY} Fury of Desire - By Coreene Callaghan

 Today, I am BEYOND excited to introduce you all to the newest addition to the Dragonfury Series, Fury of Desire!!!



Dragonfury, #4

Release Date:  October 15th, 2013

No warrior of the Nightfury pack is more complicated or damaged than Wick.

Scarred from a childhood of slavery and torture, Wick cannot bear the touch of another person. But all bets are off when he meets J.J. Solares. When she is unjustly imprisoned, Wick agrees to help rescue and keep her from harm. But Wick lives a life of self-imposed isolation and venturing into the world to seek justice for J.J. may be more than he can bear.

Brutalized by the harsh reality of prison, J.J thinks she is hallucinating when a majestic dark-haired god sweeps in to save her—and Wick is shaken to his core by the attraction he feels for J.J. But neither is out of harm’s way yet. When they find themselves at the center of a Dragonkind war, they are forced to make the ultimate choice—surrender to their fears or accept each other’s love.





As the only girl on all guys hockey teams from age six through her college years, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys and loves to write about them. Call it kismet. Call it payback after years of locker room talk and ice rink antics, but whatever you call it, the action better be heart stopping, the magic electric, and the story wicked, good fun.

After graduating with honors in psychology and working as an interior designer, she finally succumbed to her overactive imagination and returned to her first love: writing. And when she’s not writing, she’s dreaming of magical worlds full of dragon-shifters, elite assassins, and romance that’s too hot to handle. Callahan currently lives in Canada with her family and writing buddy, a fun-loving golden retriever.

Connect with Coreene:


Coreene is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE:  signed set of the Dragonfury series (4 trade size paperbacks), a Dragonfury travel mug and SWAG (US/CANADA ONLY - INTERNATIONAL WINNER WILL GET A $25 GIFT CARD INSTEAD)

2nd Place:  $20.00 gift card to Amazon

3rd Place:  $10.00 gift card to Amazon

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

{Trick or Treat Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY} Black and Blue - By Gena Showalter


How awesome is it to be hosting a stop on GENA SHOWALTER'S Blog Hop??

Here's how to enter & ALL the amazing prizes:


Thank you for joining in Gena Showalter's BLACK AND BLUE Trick or Treat Halloween Hop!
 The instructions and rules are easy!

1)  Every day there will be 3 - 6 participating blogs.  In order to enter the giveaway you must "Trick or Treat" at the participating blogs, see which candy the blog has posted and then enter the name of that candy into the Rafflecopter widget. 

2)  There is ONE MANDATORY blog PER DAY.  In order to enter the giveaway, you must visit the mandatory blog of the day.  You will receive 10 points for each mandatory blog entry.

3)  Once you visit the mandatory blog of the day, you then have the choice of gaining extra points by visiting the "Optional" blogs for that day.  You will get an extra 5 points for each optional blog you visit.  Once you visit each blog, write down the candy you found at each blog and be sure to enter it Rafflecopter widget to get your points.

At the end of the tour Gena will pick THREE (3) winners to receive:

GRAND PRIZE:  $100.00 gift card to Amazon

RUNNERS-UP:  TWO (2) winners will each get an autographed copy of BLACK AND BLUE and some SWAG from Gena.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

{Cover Reveal + GIVEAWAY} Scintillate - By Tracy Clark

Today Tracy Clark and Entangled Teen Ember are revealing the cover for SCINTILLATE. Coming out February 2014!

On to the reveal!










About the Book
Author: Tracy Clark
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-1622661459

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and living in Ireland. Since then, Dad has been more than overprotective and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she is suddenly seeing around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

Troubled by these strange flickerings and fearing she is being stalked, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—a conspiracy that could end her life and change mankind forever.

Scintillate is the first book in this lush and exciting new trilogy, full of romance, adventure and metaphysical mystery.


Exclusive Excerpt!
Finn began to play. Voices descended into a respectful hush. Soft strums of the guitar lifted and fell on shafts of daylight from the windows. A small patch of sun warmed my exposed neck as I listened. The orange beads of his bracelet flashed as he plucked the strings with slender fingers. His head hung over the guitar in reverent concentration.
His playing was amazing, sweet and peaceful. For a while I let go of how bizarre my life had become. I was entranced long before Finn closed his eyes and opened his mouth to sing. His voice was rich, smooth suede, perfectly suited for the blues: soulful and vulnerable. The kind of voice that reaches inside and squeezes what’s tender.
When he sang an Irish bar song called “The Wild Rover,” he got the entire crowd to join in on the chorus. A couple of times during his performance, his gaze fell on me and lingered as if he sang directly to me. I rested my chin on my hand, hiding my smile behind my fingers. The last song was in a language I didn’t understand, but my soul spoke that language. Deep inside, something cracked open so that a bit of my truest self could peek out. His music was bluesy and mournful, eerily familiar, and it opened my heart in locked places. A tear landed on my wrist.
When the final chord of the last song reverberated through the coffeehouse, the audience jumped to its feet and applauded wildly. The force of energy from the crowd knocked the breath out of me, making me dizzy. I dared a look at the people in the room. The colors were unbelievable! Such power. It rolled toward Finn in a wave, a tsunami in slow motion. I had the impulse to leap in front of him, to protect him from it.
My body jerked in response to the thought, and I squeezed the sides of the wooden chair, willing myself to sit still. I couldn’t trust myself and the strong urge to protect him. But from what? The big, bad colors I could see but that were invisible to everyone else? He’d think I was crazy.
Maybe I was.
A chill spidered up my spine. The man with the crazy eyes and pure white aura leaned against the brick wall a couple feet away, staring intently at me. Icy fear spiked through me, making my fingers tingle and my breath come in quick bursts. The sounds of the room fell away. My heart sped and my aura sparked as I saw the roiling ball of the crowd’s energy pass over the man and collide with Finn. But rather than crush him, the energy crashed and blended with his own bright aura, making it grow and pulse fiercely. He seemed to absorb the light until the room grew dim to my eyes.
Untouched by the energy, the strange man moved closer and closer to me. I called out to Dun, but he couldn’t hear me over the shouts and clapping. I was so small in my chair amid the standing crowd. The man and his dark eyes were all I could see. I tried to leap up to run, to grab Dun’s arm, to call for help, but my chest jerked toward the stranger as if I’d been punched in the spine. I couldn’t draw breath, couldn’t move through the thick ice of my draining energy and rising panic. I was hit in the face with a blast of air. Then, a sudden flash of white.
The world tilted sideways, and I slid off.


About Tracy:

Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they're going through, they aren't alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.
She grew up a "valley girl" in Southern California but now resides in her home state of Nevada with her daughter and son. She's an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat. She is the recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant and a two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program.
Her debut novel, SCINTILLATE, was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.



1 ebook of SCINTILLATE and a charm key US Only
1 eBook of SCINTILLATE International

Thursday, October 17, 2013

{Book Blast + GIVEAWAY} Red Hot Dragon - By Lolita Lopez


Dragon Heat Series, #2
Publisher: Forever Yours Publication
Date: October 1st, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Griffin Cadogan is shocked to see Avani Monroe, sworn enemy of his dragon family, walk into his gym. With his mating phase soon approaching, Griffin is curious as to why she has to come enemy territory knowing the risks. Not only does she surprise Griffin and his cousin, Mad, by coming to enemy territory, but what she wants is borderline insane-Griffin must help her have a baby.

After her mother's line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani accepted her duty to ensure the continuation of their unique dragon breed. She's searched the dragon registries and Griffin is the most likely candidate for her crazy plan. Working up the courage to approach a man who considers her an enemy wasn't easy but she manages to calmly lay out her carefully orchestrated plan.

But Griffin isn't about to agree to her harsh terms. If she wants him to father her child, he intends to play an active role in his offspring's life, not simply walk away as she requires. Shocked by her instant attraction to him, she agrees to his terms. Once together, they realize their connection is about more than creating a child, but that happiness is short-lived when Mad suddenly disappears. Knowing the dragon slayers are behind it, Griffin must risk it all to save the ones he loves.


About the Author

While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.

As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.

Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.

Lo lives in Texas with her family and beloved Great Dane, Bosley.



GRAND PRIZE:   Because the heroine of RED HOT DRAGON is a jewelry designer, Lo is giving away  a pair of earrings ( and a $25 gift card to Amazon/B&N to one luck winner for the Grand Prize.

 RUNNER UP:  One runner-up will get a $25 gift card to Amazon/B&N

Monday, October 14, 2013

{Review + Giveaway}: Fire In The Darkness - By Stacey Marie Brown

Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Release Date: 8/31/2013
Purchase/Find Info: Amazon - Goodread
***This is NOT a YA Series but a New Adult(17+). Sexual Content and Language.***

It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.

And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.

Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.


This book absolutely consumed me!!! it was twist after turn, all wrapped up into a ball of magical tension. Seriously, I want the next book in this series now! 
For those who know me, know that anything with the slightest inkling of Fae, Unseelie, or Seelie will have me at fan-girl status quicker than a nerd at ComicCon!

So many complex aspects went into this book, not only from Ember's emotional stand point, but the descriptions in this book were absolutely phenomenal. Stacey Marie Brown was able to paint a picture of beauty, darkness and fantasy all at the same time. Never getting what you expected on the next page absolutely thrilled me to pieces. 

Ok, now about Ember. She carries so much from book #1 into this book. Trying to deal with the devastation that she's brought to so many people practically ate me up inside too. I wanted to just hug her, tell her it's ok, and make her cookies!   
Seriously, this girl needs cookies STAT! They not only will help her with all the destruction baggage she's carrying around, but how about the L-O-V-E triangle? 
Torin & Eli......Eli & Torin .....I mean, how do you choose? Each has their own quality that makes them sizzle all over the pages, it's going to tough to figure this one out.
 (For me anyways, I want both!!)
Though it's obvious she's feeling Eli, I can't help but wonder the slightest bit where it'll go with Torin. Either way is a win, if you know what I mean!

Truly, I couldn't have been more pleasantly with this entire series & will now start begging the author for the next book!




GRAND PRIZE for signed copies of both DARKNESS OF LIGHT and FIRE IN THE DARKNESS with bookmarks + a $10 Amazon Gift Card (US ONLY) – ONE Winner
PRIZES: eBook copies of DARKNESS OF LIGHT and FIRE IN THE DARKNESS. (International) – Two Winners
The giveaway ends on October 31st at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.