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Apr 18, 2014

Blog Tour: All Hallows Night by Marie Hall ~ Spotlight ~ Excerpt ~ Review ~ Guest Post ~ Teaser Pics !!!

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All Hallows Night by Marie Hall Series: Night Series, #2 Publication Date: March 8, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy

Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.
The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?
In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew…

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I’d meant to ask around town, see if any of the locals knew of or had heard about any recent or strange deaths, but I was a stranger to them. A gringa (white face), they wouldn’t trust me enough to answer me. Part of Lust’s glamour was that I could turn myself into the walking embodiment of anybody’s deepest desire, but doing so also required that I had sex recently. A sort of tit for tat kind of arrangement. But since that night and the possession of my third soul, Lust wasn’t working so well for me anymore. My desire for sex was practically nil. Luc was the first person I’d slept with since waking from my semi-coma, and even that had left me empty and cold. I knew I should be a lot more worried than I actually was—I dunno, maybe Lust was still in shock after our stint in Hell. Meeting Wrath had done things to Lust, screwed with her head. She was like a whimpering, terrified dog tucking tail and hiding in a corner, and there wasn’t much I could do to bring her out.
So I had to do this sleuthing thing the good old-fashioned way. Being as old as I am, you get a feeling for people. The outer shell might be different, but the inside was always the same. If I wanted to find what I was looking for, I had to go someplace designed to loosen tongues and get men talking. Get a man drunk enough and he’ll tell you anything you want to know.Opening the door to the first dive I found in town, I entered and stood just inside as my eyes slowly adjusted to the dim lighting.

MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 4 Stars !!!

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank the author and the publisher for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book. 

I really enjoyed every bit of this story and it was really interesting from start to finish and I loved the little twists that the author introduced here and there. I also liked the smooth flow of the events that took place one after the other and the combination of thrill and adventure took my breath away.

I loved the writing style of the author very much and the dialogues were crisp and easy to grasp. The characters are fabulous and I loved each and every one of them. The ending was very well executed and the suspense gave me chills.

Over all a great read just I have a minor complaint that is the slow movement of the story at the beginning but later on it picked up the pace and flowed smoothly. Enjoy guys!!!

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TOPIC: Why Choosing Your Setting is Important 

Why your setting is so important when writing a book, but most especially when writing a series is because you're going to be living in that world for quite sometime. So you want to pick a place that A. You either know like the back of your hand so that it rings sincere, or B. You can imagine in such a way that the reader can 'see' your world. One of the things I'm almost always complimented on is my world building. I laugh about that, because that's what most appealed to me as a reader growing up. The fantastical worlds a writer would craft from their imagination. I'm one of those readers that loves a good metaphor. The cherry blossom tree bloomed like fluffy mounds of pink spun cotton candy. I'm convinced that if you can make the reader get excited not just about the characters, but the world they live in, they'll love you. It's why I'm so drawn to fantasy, fairy tales especially. Because I can write about a world that's full of fifty foot carnivorous frogs and little tea roses that laugh and sing when you walk through the garden. But you can apply that same type of beauty even if you choose to write about the real world. Clouds floated through the strikingly azure sky looking like giant puffs of cotton balls. Now don't overdo your metaphors or it'll get monotones, but timed just right, they can expand the senses of your reader and more fully insert them into the world. So no matter if you pick an isolated forest, or a sprawling metropolitan, make sure to include all the senses when writing about them. Sight, sound, taste, and touch are so vital to crafting a well rounded setting.


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Marie Hall is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she's a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she's just as happy when she's writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.) She's married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.



This post was written by: Satarupa

"I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you'll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author's create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."
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Apr 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland ~ Spotlight ~ Review ~ Giveaway !!!



Title: OF BREAKABLE THINGS

Publication date: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: A. Lynden Rolland

A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.

Alex Ash was born broken. Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like living on death row, but she is willing to fight for her frail life as long as it includes the boy next door. Chase has always held the pieces of her together, but when he dies tragically, Alex’s unfavorable fate becomes a blessing in disguise.

Faced with a choice, she finds herself in a peculiar world where rooms can absorb emotions and secrets are buried six feet under. Among limitless minds, envious spirits, and soulless banshees, Alex hardly rests in peace


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MY THOUGHTS:

Rating: 4 Stars!!!

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thanks the author for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

Wow!!! I really loved the concept. Ah!!! The emotions that were portrayed in this story were soul-touching and I loved and cherished this awesome experience.

The characters were so mature and developed and I loved the crisp dialogues and the best part is that the heroine isn't the princess of 'Stupidland'. Hope you guys will understand that!!! The suspense and mystery part is good but it wasn't great because I saw some of the biggest twists coming from a long way. 

The best part is the emotions that took my breath away. This is a great read and I would definitely recommend it to you guys. Hope you'll like it just as I did. Enjoy!!!



About The Author:

A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, thunderstorms and autumn leaves. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She now resides just outside Annapolis with her husband and young sons.

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This post was written by: Satarupa
"I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you'll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author's create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."
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Apr 16, 2014

The Duke's Shotgun Wedding

The Duke's Shotgun Wedding


Book Title: The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding
Author: Stacy Reid
Release Date: 4/14/14
Genre: Historical Romance Novella
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Review Copy

Author Bio:
I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with my love– Dusean Nelson.

The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding Book Synopsis:
Victorian Era England…
As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction—and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself...

But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent...
For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire—even if she means to only marry for his money—would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demand his own satisfaction in return.

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My Thoughts

What happens when two unstoppable forces come together?

The marriage of the century that's what. This story is full of intrigue, clashing of the minds, and romance. Navigating the twists and turns was so much fun. There is a lot of emotion packed into this novella that readers will not be able to get enough of.

No wilting flower Jocelyn is one of a kind in an era where women were taught to be obedient. Not only is she willful, stubborn, and with a mouth on her to boot she also knows what she wants and does whatever it takes to get it. I loved Jocelyn and her courage and strength to do what had to be done. She is spunky and with an outer shell that seems very tough, but on the inside she is a really kind and gentle soul.

Sebastian is the perfect opponent to Jocelyn and is fully capable of taking anything she can dish out. He is very honorable and charming even in the face of Jocelyn's cutting remarks. He knows how to push her buttons and I loved seeing these two banter. Sebastian is also very patient, which is a good thing because it will take a lot to win over Jocelyn. The chemistry between these two practically sizzled off the pages.

You will not want to miss the clashing of these two incredible characters. Find out if love wins in "The Duke's Shotgun Wedding"!


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This post was written by: Katie

My name is Katie and books have and always will be one of my biggest passions in life. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not seen lost in another world of books. I am a Paranormal Junkie and am not ashamed to admit it. My Favorite Genre is Romance, especially Paranormal Romance, but I read all types of books and am never one to turn down a great story no matter what genre it comes from.
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Apr 10, 2014

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton



Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1)Title: Tyger Tyger
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Publisher: Clarion Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Library





Synopsis:

Teagan Wylltson’s best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures—goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty—are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn’t worried. Her life isn’t in danger. In fact, it’s perfect. She’s on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She’s focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn’s a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he’s crazy or he’s been haunting Abby’s dreams, because he’s talking about goblins, too... and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby’s right. The goblins are coming.


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My Thoughts

Goblins have never been so terrifying.

One tragedy has opened a whole new world of deadly secrets. The thing I loved most about this book was the mythology woven onto the pages. I have seen plenty of books with goblins, but none that focused solely
 on them and their origins. 

The characters in this book were some of the most memorable and heart warming I have ever met. They are all unique and at times kooky, but so much fun.

Teagan is one of the more serious characters in the book. She is a hard worker with clear goals in mind that she will not let anyone stand in the way of. I liked her determination and strength of will throughout the story. She is a really kind hearted girl who can't stand seeing anyone or anything hurt. She uses her skills to help others and is determined to do so for the rest of her life. 

Abby is Teagan's best friend and quirky sidekick. She is the more artistic of the two and knows how to kick some butt. She is also the love expert and loves to give advice even when the person doesn't know they need it. Abby is so much fun and I can't wait to see more of her in the sequel. 

Aiden is Teagan's little brother and so adorable. The little devil loves to get into mischief, but finds it very easy to charm anyone he meets. His presence throughout the book was so much fun he could lighten the mood no matter what trouble they were in.

My absolute favorite character was Finn. He is the charming goblin hunter who could sweeten anyone's day. He is also very confident and even a bit cocky at times, but he also has a heart of gold and would jump to the rescue no matter the danger. He is a true hero who has seen the best and worst of life at times, but still believes in the goodness of others.

Delve into the world of goblins and magic in "Tyger Tyger"!




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My name is Katie and books have and always will be one of my biggest passions in life. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not seen lost in another world of books. I am a Paranormal Junkie and am not ashamed to admit it. My Favorite Genre is Romance, especially Paranormal Romance, but I read all types of books and am never one to turn down a great story no matter what genre it comes from.
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Apr 4, 2014

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton


Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1)Title: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Author: Felicity Heaton
Source: Bought
Rating: 4 Stars


Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates, #1)

Synopsis:

Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for… 

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them. 

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?



My Thoughts

One bite is all it takes.

Diving into this sensual world where dark magic and science live side by side I was instantly entranced. There was plenty of steamy tension as well as action packed adventure. Finding your soul mate after being left for dead seems like a miracle, but for Prince Loren it brings about all sorts of complications.

Olivia is a medical doctor who works on magical creatures discovering how they work. So when a gorgeous and New specimen is dropped in her lap it seems like her lucky day. She did not expect to have said specimen bite her! She is a caring, but guarded woman who has had her share of hardships. I really liked her and the fact that her reactions were normal. She didn't fall all over herself when she first meets Loren. Although, there was some definite attraction. She even stands up to him and never backs down from a fight.

Loren is a proud prince who has all but given up on his search for his lifemate. However, just when he has found her he must let her go. I loved getting to know this broading prince. He was an honorable, but stubborn man that did what he had to to protect his people. Even at a great cost to himself. It is really hard not to love him and his interactions with Olivia were never boring. They really knew how to push each others buttons.

For an exciting foray into Felicity Heaton's Fey world check out "Kissed by a Dark Prince"!




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My name is Katie and books have and always will be one of my biggest passions in life. There isn't a day that goes by where I'm not seen lost in another world of books. I am a Paranormal Junkie and am not ashamed to admit it. My Favorite Genre is Romance, especially Paranormal Romance, but I read all types of books and am never one to turn down a great story no matter what genre it comes from.
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