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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cover Reveal - Fallen From Grace by K Anne Raines



Title: Fallen From Grace
Author: K Anne Raines
Genre: Young Adult

Seventeen year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on 
the edge of decision, trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants and what all of that means for her, those she loves and the rest of mankind.



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Excerpt from Whisper Cape

        While Cael signed all the necessary paperwork, he left Addison in the living room gazing out the huge picture window.
“You come with good references. This is a small town and everyone knows just about everyone. Here are the keys. You two have a nice evening, now.” Addison turned toward the two men as Tom glanced in her direction and she blushed as she smiled back. Cael thought she looked radiant.
Cael closed the door and strolled toward her. “So, Addison, welcome to my temporary home.” He stretched out his arms with his palms up, wanting to resume where they’d left off upstairs.
She held up her hand and bent to grab her purse from the table, pulling her jacket tight. “I should go.”
As she started for the door, he caught her arm, bringing her in close to him. He held her, gazed into her soft golden brown eyes. God, how he wanted her—there was no denying it. He put his hand under her chin—tilting her face up to his—his mouth just inches from hers. Searching her eyes, he remembered there was a great possibility she was Ristéard’s daughter and he slowly eased away from her.
“Sorry, you’re right. You should go.”
She almost stumbled as he let go of her. “Right … it would probably be the best thing.”
He noted the disappointment in her voice and he walked her to the door, fully intending to open it, but instead he grabbed her again, pulling her close. This time he didn’t hesitate as he took her face in his hands and pressed his lips to hers. Her lips were warm and tender; he pulled back and stared at her, then covered her mouth with his again, losing himself when she slid her hands up his back and her lips parted. His tongue slid slowly over hers as he heard a soft moan escape from the back of her throat, the desire flooding his body unbearable.
Addison lowered her arms from his back and gently pushed away, ending the kiss.
His heart pounding, he sighed. “I’m sorry.”
“Don’t be. I mean, it was just a kiss.”
She blushed and he was amused at her attempt to sound casual.
He wanted to make love to her right there, but his sudden desire to protect her took over. He wanted to question her about the telekinetic ability he’d witnessed her using at the cliff, but didn’t think she trusted him enough to confide in him yet. He figured she would never share her secret with him if she didn’t trust him. Wanting to be cautious in his approach, he gently placed his hands on her shoulders and asked, “Addison, have you experienced anything strange lately? You know, out of the ordinary.”
There was hesitation in her eyes before she darted them away. “No, why? I’m not sure what you mean.”
He frowned, studying her face—her lips still inflamed from the kiss. She was lying, but he also knew she thought it necessary to protect herself from exposure to the wrong people. It would require time for her to trust him enough.
“Well, be careful, especially when you’re out alone taking pictures or anything else, okay?”
He wanted to stay with her, protect her, and thought of telling her who he really was and why he was there, but realized it was too soon.
“Addison, will you let me cook you dinner, you know, for helping me today?”
“That’s really not necessary, I hardly did anything. I’m not even sure I gave you my opinion.”
“Oh, yes you did, upstairs—you said this place was spectacular.”
Her smile brightened the room. “Yes, I guess I did ... you want to cook me dinner?”
“Yes, I would like that very much. Besides, I need help breaking in the kitchen.”
“Well, okay.”
 “When is your next night off?”
“Tomorrow.”
“Good, then I’ll come by for you. Will you be at the bar or at home?”
“I have the whole day off, so I’ll be at home, but you don’t have a car. How will you get there?”
“I’ll manage.” He smiled as he held the door open for her and they walked to her truck.
He wanted to take her in his arms again, but he knew if he did, he wouldn’t be able to control the desire to drag her back inside, rip her clothes off, and kiss every inch of her soft curves.
He cupped her chin in his hand and ran his thumb over her lips. “I’ll see you tomorrow, then,” he said as he opened her truck door and helped her in.

Thanks for Reading and you can find Whisper Cape book 1 and Reflections book 2 of the Whisper Cape series here



Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop 11-23 to 11-25


Hosted by
Heather from Book Savvy Babe, 
Jenn from The Bawdy Book Blog, 
and 

This is my first time participating in this Black Friday Blog Hop so I’m going to do it big.
I have three giveaways 
I'm thrilled to be offering the awesome Touching Smoke by Airicka Pheonix 
along with an e-book copy of Whisper Cape or Reflections from my Whisper Cape series (international)

This book is amazing, a must read.
As an extra bonus I'm also offering- one (1) Signed Print copy of Whisper Cape, book 1 or Reflections, book 2 USA only






To Keep Hopping you can find the Linky List at one of these blogs.

Heather from Book Savvy Babe, 
Jenn from The Bawdy Book Blog, 
and 



Black Friday - November 23rd ONLY

And the winners are:
Shani Smet - $5 Gift Card
Amber Garcia - ebook Hunting
Crystal Young - E-book Whisper Cape or Reflections


This is a one day hop so be sure to visit as many blogs as you can today.
Open internationally
I have three prizes to offer today
$5 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
an e-book copy of Hunting by S.M. Hineline
and of course, I cannot go without offering a copy of Whisper Cape or Reflections

In the war between humans and vampires... a child will turn the tide.

Thousands of years ago a goddess cursed a family, every 500 years a child of their bloodline would be born a vampire. This child would mean the survival or destruction of the vampire race. And each would do anything to find the child first. 
Jade knew nothing of the curse, but when a vampire princess calls, you answer. Now she must do her best to help find the child and save it from the humans who would see it dead. And if that weren't enough, the princess' cousin, in an effort to show her unworthy to lead their people, is doing everything in his power to stop them. Even if that 
means killing them all.

A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?

Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.

Will fate win in the end? You be the judge.


Reflections is Book 2 in the Whisper Cape Series. Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she’s pregnant with his child, he’s over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry’s baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia’s nightmare has only just begun...

A most sought after beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

There are THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!


1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! Here is the link for the grand prize.





Now continue hopping
http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/p/black-friday.html


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Review of Eternal Island by K.S. Haigwood and Ella Medler




Title: Eternal Island
Author: K.S. Haigwood & Ella Medler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication date: October 27, 2012

Blurb:
A place where vampires rule, witches play, danger lurks and dreams really do come true.

Eternal Island is a paranormal suspense novel, deeply rooted into myth. Vampires and magic form a unique backdrop to a love story with long reaching consequences. Human girl Ariana Lochalan finds herself transported from the relative calm of her ‘Nowhere, Arkansas’ life into a diametrically opposite existence when she discovers she is a powerful witch and meant to wed High Vampire of Eternal Island, Abe Cambridge. Despite first-sight magnetism, the two protagonists are being pushed apart, obstacles tripping them at every step, outside forces interfering and threatening their peace, and ultimately their lives. 

A world rich in magic and intrigue, Eternal Island is the first installment of a saga which has love at its core and delves through the mire that is human nature in a turmoil of feeling and emotion. Would courage, resilience and love be enough to bring together two soul mates? 

How much would you sacrifice to save the one who owns your heart?

My Review:

Aw... I actually cried during one of the scenes at the end.


Okay. That's a sign of a good writer. LOL



I'm going to give this 4 1/2 stars.



First, let me say, thank you, K.S. and Ella for letting me read this awesome story for an honest review. I enjoyed it, particularly the second half.

Without having read any description or synopsis, it took me a while to get into the lightheartedness of it all because I expected a "dark" story about vampires and witches. My bad. I found it to be a delightfully lighthearted story about vampires and witches. Once I realized that, I really started enjoying it. It is sort of like a spoof on vampire novels. At first, I kept waiting for it to get serious, but then when it never did, I began to relax and go with the flow. It was a fun read. I laughed and chuckled in parts.



There were times that Arianna, Rainey and especially Becky sounded much like teenagers the way they talked. But like I said above, once I realized the lightheartedness of the story that all became much more acceptable.


Over all, by the second half of the book I was totally involved and needed to find out what happened. You made me laugh and you made me cry. What more could anyone want?

Get your copy of Eternal Island here
Learn more about K.S. Haigwood
Learn more about Ella Medler






MY REVIEW OF BREAKING DAWN - PART 2


Breaking Dawn, Part 2

Well … where do I start? We’ve all been waiting so long for this final installment. I must admit, I was a little bent out of shape when they made this last book into two movies, but let me tell you NOW I completely understand why and I am so glad they did. This last movie was absolutely fantastic.

IMHO, better than the book!

Now I have never claimed that before. Not once have I ever read a book then watched the movie where I thought the movie was better. It just doesn’t happen. But in this case it did.
 In the book, like all the books, we only get Bella’s point of view, except for that one part Ms. Myers wrote in Jacob’s POV. I’m so glad they have finally realized that they needed to have the other character’s thoughts in order to make it work for the movie. In fact, I thought the first movie was sort of lame because of the way they stuck so closely to the book and stayed completely in Bella’s POV.

 In this last movie, we get to actually see Alice’s visions, which add to the story tremendously. I was completely thrilled with the way it turned out. I would definitely say that this movie is worthy of a second, maybe even a third or fourth viewing.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Coming soon - Sara's Promise by Deanna Lynn Sletten - Book Release Blog Tour December 10-17

Join me on December 12th when I showcase the  fabulous Deanna Lynn Sletten and the release of her new novel, Sara's Promise on December 10th

Sara's Promise Book Release Tour Schedule

 

December 10th – An Angell's Life   

December 10th – Stephanie Hurt   

December 11th – Renata F. Barcelos' Fiction  

December 11th – Gina's Library    

December 12th – Susan's Magical Musings  This is me! 

December 13th – Dean Mayes     

December 13th – Tugboat Design    

December 14th – Jan's Blog    

December 14th – Janna Shay    

December 15th – Have You Heard My Book Review  
 
December 16th – Ann's Afterthoughts         

December 17th – Lynette Endicott     

December 17th – Lynelle Clark Aspired Writer



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Next Big Thing


This is The Next Big Thing blog hop.
Thank you, Cat Alley, Susan Ricci and Rita Webb, for inviting me to join this exciting blog hop. It is truly an honor. I am to answer the below questions about my next book and then tag other authors who might like to take part in this hop. It seems like a pay-it-forward type of deal and I like that, so, here goes.
What is the working title of your book?
    Working title of my next book is A Secret Fate.
Where did the idea come from for the book?

    A Secret Fate is the third book in Whisper Cape Series
What genre does your book fall under?
    It is paranormal romance – urban fantasy
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
 Henry Cavill as Cael

Mila Kunis as Addison
 Gerry Butler as Gerry
Rachel Weisz as Maia
and
Goran Visnjic as Aiden
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
    It will be published by Amber Glow Books like the others.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m guessing about four months for the first draft. Maybe sooner. You can’t rush a good thing. LOL
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
   The Whisper Cape series is an adult series that deals with supernatural powers and abilities. I suppose you could compare it to some that deal with ghosts and supernatural happenings, or TV shows like Heroes. It has been said its like X-men with sex. LOL There are a few young adult books out there that deal with supernatural powers. The Touch Series by Airicka Phoenix might be one. Another could be the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, but her series deals with aliens, but still there is that supernatural power thing going on in them.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
    My fans kept bugging me to write a sequel to Whisper Cape so I wrote Reflections. But I didn’t want to stop with Reflections. A Secret Fate is actually the original title to Whisper Cape. For some reason, it was changed. I don’t remember why, but I always loved the other title and it fits perfectly for the third book.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A Secret Fate will answer some questions that are left by Reflections.
Thank you again, Susan and Rita, for thinking of me so I could take this opportunity to talk about my new book. I’d like to pass this along to some amazing authors that I follow and think everyone should consider reading their books.
Pam Ripling, aka Anne Carter
Note: I was only supposed to mention five, but I had to go with six. I actually have more authors that I admire and the list is growing. LOL If I could have mentioned all of them, believe me, I would have. If any of the authors mentioned above would like to join The Next Big Thing, Please let me know and I will forward the author questions.
Thanks for reading about A Secret Fate. I'm having fun writing it.

REFLECTIONS IS FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW 11-14 & 11-15


Today, November 14th, is my dad's birthday
He would have been 94. So in his memory, I'm please to announce REFLECTIONS IS FREE 
today and tomorrow on Amazon Kindle
Grab your copy today


If you haven't read Whisper Cape, Book 1 yet, you can find it here



Monday, November 12, 2012

Author Showcase and New Release - Airicka Phoenix - Touching Eternity

Please welcome the fantastic Airicka Phoenix as we help launch the new addition to her fabulous  Touch Series

 Title: Touching Eternity (Touch #1.5)
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Series: Touch
Expected Publication: December 20, 2012

 Blurb:

What would you choose?
She had everything but freedom.
He had nothing but his loyalty, his wits and his training.
She was a prisoner, a disease, not fit for the world, and she didn't know why. But she did know she wasn't allowed to die, she wasn't allowed to live and she wasn’t sane.
He was a soldier, a protector, but his foundation will be tested when he must destroy the only light in his dark world.
Thrown together, prisoner and keeper, their rebellion will splinter through time, changing the course of history and the fate of the world. Their love will challenge their greatest enemy and immortalize them forever.
Loyalty. Freedom. Love.
What would you risk?
"Let me die."
Pain darkened his eyes. "Never."

Book Trailer


Be sure to check out book 1 in the series,

 Touching Smoke
About Airicka:

Airicka Phoenix is the author of TOUCHING SMOKE (Touch Book #1), TOUCHING ETERNITY (Touch 1.5), TORRID, a short story as part of the Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and WANTING & INTENTIONS, two stories as part of the Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.


Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airicka-Phoenix/252135634831614?ref=hl
Goodread: http://www.goodreads.com/AirickaPhoenix





Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cover Reveal - Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon


Title:   BREAKING The  NEXIS
Author: LindsayAvalon
Release date: 12-12-12


Introduction
 by Lindsay

My debut paranormal romance, Breaking the Nexus, is coming 12/12/12!  This gorgeous cover was designed by none other than Miranda Stork and I’m proud to share it with the world! Breaking the Nexus is the first in a series featuring the Mythrian Realm, and will be available from Amazon.com in ebook and print form on 12/12/12. Don’t miss your chance to discover what happens when mythology blends with reality!


 Blurb

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy… or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Men and Women of the Military Blog Hop Nov. 9-15

I'm a military mom
and so I just had to join in this hop.


For me this giveaway on my blog is in honor of my two sons who serve in the military. 
My oldest son, Brodie, is stationed in Alaska with the US Air  Force
My youngest son, Michael is stationed in Germany, a firefighter with the US Army

I'm offering one e-book of from my Whisper Cape series, they are not military, but both books have some kick ass guys in them. To keep with the theme, I will be including a little military themed swag. 
Sorry, this giveaway is US only.

Follow along the rest of the hop from the list below and enter to win more prizes.