Cover Reveal: Tested (New World #3) by Janelle Stalder

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Release Date: Tentative Date of June 24, 2014
Synopsis:
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

Faced with the scariest decision of her life, Missy is going behind enemy lines to save the rebel that seems to haunt her every dream. Finding courage is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, especially when she comes face-to-face with a terrifying reality. The green eyes that have fascinated her, no longer gleam with recognition. Now Missy must find a way to not only get them out alive, but to save the mind of the man who is quickly capturing her heart. And she must do it all without getting caught. Put to the test, will Missy be able to rise above her fears and find love, or watch it all blow up in smoke?

 
*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language
Add to your TBR! Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20982523-tested
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Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she’s not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in a small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.

 

Publications:

THE EDEN SERIES

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Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfill the life purpose he never knew he had.

It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King’s Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.

In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage.

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New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.

Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world. Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.

Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out – but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.

Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.

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The betrayal that tore a family apart. Two brothers bent on destroying the other. A whole world on the brink of war.

Aiden has been through his second battle in the magical world of Eden. The victory is short lived and Aiden is sent racing toward his friends in the Capital. After being back in Eden with the Riders, he is eager to reunite with Wolf, Elisa and Logan, although he doesn’t realize just what he’s returning to. Surprises await him when he arrives in the Capital; his close-knit group of friends is slowly falling apart. On top of it all, another battle is just around the corner, one that will change everything.

Rain has made her choice, and now she is in some unknown fortress with the feared sorcerer, Aziz. She wants nothing more but to please him, but being his Queen isn’t as easy as she thought. While trying to learn sorcery, and dealing with Aziz’s advances, Rain is finding her new life a bit overwhelming. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, she discovers a secret of Aziz’s, and it is nothing she could have expected.

Rose has supported Callum throughout their journey, but now that the final battle is just around the corner she is faced with a hard reality. Everything she has gained with him could be taken away. Is she willing to live the rest of her life without him? Can she just stand by while he destroys everything, including himself? Will he ever be able to find peace? Will she?

In the third installment of the Eden Series fates will be decided, and the battle between brothers that has been a decade in the making will finally come to an end. Only one of them can be High King.

The battle starts now.

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New life, new deaths, and truths revealed. Everything ends now.

In the final installment of the Eden series, the King’s army prepares for their biggest battle yet. Aiden and his friends set out to find Aziz in his hidden mountain fortress and bring the war in Eden to an end. But secrets are being discovered along the way, and the weight of them could ruin lives. Aiden is coping with loss and the need for vengeance, as well as changes in himself he doesn’t quite understand. Thousands of lives are depending on him to stop Aziz once and for all, and this time Aiden is more than ready and confident he’ll be the one to do it. The stakes are higher than he ever anticipated on his journey east.

Elisa is embarking on a new phase of her life. She has the man she loves beside her, their group of friends have become stronger, and the end of war is in sight. Now she just needs to see it through so she can finally have her happily ever after. But she knows the truth that the others don’t, and it will test her loyalty and friendship more than anything ever has.
With two brothers side by side, and an army ready for war, the only thing left to be seen is who will live and who will die.

Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of your journey into Eden.

THE NEW WORLD SERIES

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All’s fair in love and war.

Two thirds of the world’s population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defences and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?

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Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

New Berlin, 2040. Rebels prepare to fight against the New World Order, bent on bringing down the world’s greatest tyrant. One girl wanted nothing to do with it, content to keep her head down and make the best of this new world. That is, until she has no choice but to work with the rebels and infiltrate the NWO headquarters. Every moment she spends there puts her in danger, especially when one man, the second in command to the New World leader, continues to make his way into her every thought. She must stay focused and protect not just her mind and body, but also her heart. Will she be able to complete her task without being unmasked? Or will the one man standing in her way ruin it all?

 
Upcoming Projects:

Tested (Book Three, New World Series) – Spring/Summer 2014

Brush Strokes (Contemporary Romance) – Spring/Summer 2014

Elysium (YA Fantasy Spin-off of the Eden Series) –Fall 2014

 

Author Contact Information:

Facebook: Janelle Stalder

Twitter: @jmstalder

Website: www.janellestalder.com

Email: jmstalder@gmail.com

 

Cover Re-vamp Reveal: A Need So Insatiable (Hearts 1) by Cecilia Robert

Book Title: A Need So Insatiable
Series: Hearts #1
Designer: Najla Qambar
Genre: Contemporary romance

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Book Synopsis:
“You’ve owned me from the moment I walked into that music room. You’ve wrapped yourself in my heart and mind. I can’t get you out. I don’t want to.” ~ Rafael Van Rees
Sophie Fisher’s life is on fire. If she’s not ducking around corners or slipping out of windows to escape the debt collectors her father’s death has left knocking on her door, she’s dealing with her rebellious, fifteen-year-old sister, Lilli. And, as if that’s not enough, Rafael Van Rees crashes into her life—literally—bringing with him a past the public has no idea of. Can she unravel his mysteries before he unravels her, or will his presence finally force her to face the demons she’s trying to outrun?
Rafael Van Rees prides himself on being in control of his destiny, music and women. As far as he is concerned, his past is a black cloud in the distance–until he meets Sophie, that is, and his world spins out of control in more ways than one. He knows the darkest sins and secrets eventually reveal themselves, but when it comes to Sophie, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her from his past. Even if it kills him.

Author Bio:

Cecilia Robert writes YA, NA and Adult. She enjoys writing stories about people finding love in the most unexpected places, coupled with adventurous journeys, whether it’s urban, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary or paranormal romance. There’s always a happy ever after, no matter how long it takes to get there. When she’s not working in my full time job, she dons her supermom cape, or in most cases finds myself trapped between the pages of a book in search for a hero who’ll make her swoon with just a look or a word

Author Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cece_Writes
Blog: http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeciliaRobertBooksNAAdult

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Rafael tenses and I quickly grab his face. “Don’t do this. Please. Let’s just go.”
“No one touches what’s mine and lives to talk about it. No one.” The softness in his eyes hardens. He locks his jaw and slowly rises to his feet, turning to face Kravic. “Bring the girl.”
Kravic sighs dramatically, like the task exhausts him, and sits on his throne before waving his hand to his right. Shadows move behind dark curtains and moments later, Jace is hauled into the room. I leap to my feet and race toward her as she barrels toward me. We collide midway.
“Are you okay?” I whisper in her ear. “Did anyone . . . do anything to you?” She quickly shakes her head, her arms fastened around me.
Thank God!
“There. You have her. Now, where’s the boy?”
We turn to watch the scene unfolding before us. Within seconds, Rafael stands beside Kravic’s seat, his arm raised. He grabs Kravic by the collar, drags him to the floor, and punches him in the face. One. Two. Three. For some reason, no one moves to help Kravic, and Kravic makes no attempt to defend himself. In fact, he seems to be enjoying it, smiling with every blow.
“No one can touch him,” Ben says behind us. I spin around, taking Jace with me. Ben stands, his gaze fixed on the fighting. Or rather, on Rafael pummeling the living daylights out of Kravic. “He’s still the Master until he fights. No one can touch him. Even the ones loyal to Kravic. These people live by different rules. Mastership before loyalty.”
“Then how come Josef stabbed him?”
“He was punished for that. Look at his right hand.” I quickly dart a glance to Josef, pacing the sidelines. A white bandage covers the place his thumb should be. Holy freakin’ animals! Did Kravic take off his thumb?
Something cracks in the air, and I whirl back to find Rafael raining blow after blow on Kravic.
“God, he’s going to kill him! Do something, Ben.”
“My hands are tied, Miss Sophie. I can’t.”
“Tied, my ass. I’m not going to let him kill that man and live a life of regret.” I drop my arms from Jace and dash forward, halting a few feet from Rafael.
“Rafael!” He grunts, launching fist after fist like Kravic’s a punching bag. “Rafael! Look at me. It’s me. Sophie. Please, stop and look at me.”
His bloody fist freezes mid-air. He looks over his shoulder, face covered in sweat, then glances at his hand and the man smiling up at him through a bloody face. He lets go, leaning forward. “Here’s the deal, you piece of shit. I will fight you and lose. You can have your Mastership. Tony is mine to protect. Touch Sophie, or any friend of mine ever again, and I’ll be in your face so fast. You think you know me, but you fucking don’t. I’m the monster that lives under your bed, the fucking storm waiting to slam you to the ground. Got it?”

Joe (Book 1) by H. D. Gordon

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Summary Via Goodreads:

From the author of the Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a book that will take you into the mind of a genuine psychopath, the lives of six ordinary people, and the world of a very special girl named Joe.

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her.

Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

 

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars

 

Yeah I went Adele on your asses.

Anyways…..

Song Choice: “The Ghost Of You” by My Chemical Romance, (cause I think i am funny) “Bang Bang” by Nancy Sinatra, “Dumb” by Nirvana

First thoughts: So here is the thing, this is my second HD book, and damn did she hook me with the Alexa Series and I still need to finish that saga, and part of the reason i am not is because i know its over and I don’t like that….im weird what can I say? Anyways she didn’t disappoint, though i definitely didn’t think she would. Ahhh this was so good. I will admit though that I think she took a big risk with this book, the content may not offend someone, but it also might. for some reason i feel like I have to state that. I didn’t mind I knew what i was going into. But it might be hard for peoples to read.

Thoughts on Plot: I really enjoyed the style of this book, i thought it was very original and well crafted. While I am usually the one screaming how dare you use so many different POVs this worked, PERFECTLY. Not only did HD do it well, just craft wise, but in general, I see what she was doing with the story and I LOVED IT. Seriously, i think it evokes a lot more emotion for the readers, suddenly its not just people being shot up, its Eric, Joe, Mina, John, etc, etc, etc. I personally really enjoyed reading from the Decider’s POV and i thought it was both the creepiest thing ever, and the most brilliant. Alright so not only that but the plot, there is so much more that can be done with these books, and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that HD decided to make it a series, because I thought i read somewhere (maybe not) that this was supposed to be a standalone. Which i suppose you could read it that way, but there is so much that can be done with it. I am glad that HD is continuing with Joe’s story. Kay as a soon to be graduating college student i am not going to lie this book freaked the hell out of me. I mean we all have to think about it at least once, there has been shootings at schools, they happen, college campuses? Yeah that is scary shit. And this book takes place over a weekend, and that is really hard to wrap my head around sometimes, but again so well done that it didn’t feel like we were rushing, or dragging so much in one day that it couldn’t possibly actually be what the 16 (18-19 ;) ) hours that we are awake? Anyways, while the mystery shouldn’t really be there, because i mean we know what is going to happen, there are hints of mystery and all that jazz. This book i guarantee will keep you on your toes

Characters:

So here is the thing I mentioned there are A LOT of POV changes, I am NOT going to go through each character, why? Slightly because i am lazy, slightly because it is 1 am, slightly because I don’t want to giveaway certain aspects of the book. Cool? Cool.

Joe: I am not a hero. That is what Joe tells us, constantly, and she always – yes SHE – tries to sway me otherwise but I don’t believe her. A hero isn’t always someone who runs head first into save people, sometimes they are the people who stand up when its really needed, when they do what needs to be done even though its not pretty. And I think Joe would hate me for believing she was some type of hero, but i can’t help it. I LOVED her as a character, well rounded, interesting, and flawed. I love, LOVE, LOVE, flawed characters, why? Because they are more real, they are more relatable. Anyways I really, really liked her and i can’t wait to see what more adventures we get to see from her ^.^ OH OH i loved reading about her history and I am interested in seeing if anything else happens with her parents.

The Decider: I mentioned before I thought reading from his POV was both creepy and awesome. It was. Its rare we get to read from the “villain”‘s POV. this was really well done and yeah i kinda wanna stop talking about him because i am sort of freaked out by him…

Michael: Well, well, well I am interested in what might happen here *suggestive eyebrows* *wink, wink*

Kay the ending: So i suppose if you wanted to call it quits on the Joe Knowe Series you can. I don’t suggest it. I think this is totally awesome. It was more leaning towards contemporary with hints of “magic” or “powers” which makes it more magical realism to me. *shrugs* but if you are looking to dip your toes into the paranorm i think this is for you

Taken (Breaking the Darkness #1) by Felicia Starr

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Summary via Goodreads:

You must betray your heart and walk amongst the darkness in order to find the truest light. Opening her eyes to an imposing prison of complete darkness, Kasha is accused of possessing powers and abilities she had no previous knowledge of until the moment she comes face to face with herself while meditating. Haunted by memories strung together by lies and deceit, she soon discovers that maybe her beloved grandmother kept a few secrets she hadn’t been aware of. Secrets that could be her salvation… or her undoing. As she struggles to control her newfound powers, only time will tell if they will be enough to help her decipher who has imprisoned her or what they want from her. She must search for the answers and the freedom she so desperately desires. Could a handsome guy who vows to help her get away prove to be the man of her dreams… or perhaps her worst nightmare? Not knowing who to trust, she must find a way to escape before she pays the ultimate price and finds herself taken by the darkness.

 

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars

 

oh see this?

That is my face right now.

Yup i even turned into a crab that is how crazed i am right now.

The saying, “I NEED THE NEXT ONE RIGHT NOW” comes to mind. But for reals. I need the next one now”

*screams gibberish for about fifteen minutes*

Alright. Okay, I am cool. I’m cool, yo calm down.

Song Choice: “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” by My Chemical Romance, “Come As You Are” by Nirvana, “Sigh No More” by Mumford and Sons

First Thoughts: I thought this was excellent. I think that it did a very interesting twist on the idea of telling a story. Its one thing calling the book Taken, but since it was the running theme, i really just enjoyed the whole thing. It was interesting seeing a book that starts with someone already captive, and ohhh it was just so freaking good. All of it. When i started this book I wanted to stay up all night reading it but since i worked in the morning, i had to put it down, and it was stupid enough not to download it before i left for work so i was DYING to get my hands on as soon as i could. And damn, damn, damn it did not disappoint.

Thoughts on Plot: so i already made some mention on how i thought this was original. I – if you know me at all, you know that i LOVE LOVE LOVE when books start off running. Well this did, and it started in the oddest way and i loved it. It captured me right away and i had to know how it ended. And god freaking *breaths in, breaths out* I need the next one *eye twitching* now. There are still so many things left to be told, so much left in this series that i am DYING to get my hands on the rest and i cannot wait to see where Felicia takes this but I think i have a few ideas on what might happen and DAMN I NEED TO KNOW IF I AM RIGHT! (i am totally convinced that i am right). Anyways so i don’t really remember the summary to this book, so i am going to say this and hope that i am not giving away anything. This book is about Kasha and her time as she is being held captive. While you think this book will be all torture and that fun-ness there are ways around it and I loved it. I really really was excited to learn new stuff but I feel like we are still in the dark which gives the other books more to build upon as well. So anyways just awesomeness

Characters:

Kasha: She was while a strong character she did have her weaknesses which i didn’t mind because i think it made her a well rounded character, a more believable character. While i understood there were certain reasons her emotions weren’t everywhere i guess i was expecting more a stinking feeling from her more often. anyways, for the most part though she was a really smart character if that makes sense, she really thinks things through. i think she could have been a little more demanding but i think she also realized the more she knew the more danger she would be in so that would be counter-productive so maybe it was mostly me wanting to know more. Either way good character, and i enjoyed her POV.

Kaden: *narrows eyes* i know your secret. I know it. Anyways soldering, sexy god….and now i want to watch Angus, Thongs, and the Perfect Snogging…..yeah my brain is odd


anyways yeah there wasn’t a whole lot on him only because i think we are going to be finding out a lot more about him as we go along in the series.

Graven: Sexy… he is a bit of a mystery but all will be revealed. I felt like out of all the characters we could and couldn’t trust he was the most straight forward and i was willing to trust him the most. Anyways yeahhhhh i don’t want to say much about him because i don’t want to give anything away

There are a bunch of other characters but i don’t want to again give anything away so i am not going to talk about them separately, but all good characters, same with Kasha, well rounded, and good separate personalities.

That ending: are you? *breaths in and out* lets not talk about that.

Dwellers of Darkness (Book 3 in Darkness Series) by Stacey Marie Brown

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Summary Via Goodreads:

Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth’s realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.

 

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars


This is the exact reason I didn’t want to read this

CURSE YOU CLIFFHANGER!!!! ish sort of.

Alright here it is Stacey – you neeeeeeed to give me book four now. Kay thanks.

Alright enough of that lets go on to the review

First WARNING: This is the THIRD book in a series, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS for BOOK ONE AND TWO, not this one. Promise. If there is I will find them. But I cannot guarantee there will not be spoilers for the first two, just how it is it.

Song Choice: (ohhh i have so many!) “Don’t Find Another Love” by Tegan and Sara, “All Our Endless Love” by The Bird and the Bee, “Skinny Jeans” by Eliza Doolittle “Glory and Gore” by Lorde.

First thoughts: So I fell in LOVE, with Stacey’s writing in the first book, and she only proves to get better as the series continues. TALK ABOUT just pure awesome-ness. This is what I would strive for. I am not kidding you Stacey you are my hero


Alright on to plot: There was so much action in this book, not that there wasn’t action in the last book too, but Stacey i think has this really awesome talent to mix both the feeling of go, go, go but we are still also sort of resting. I was GLAD this was not the last book in the series because we still have so much left to discover, even now after finishing book three we have so many mysteries left to be solved that I am just biting at the bit to get the next one, of course i am not going to torture myself with the sneak peek because i know it will only enrage me ;) but I am just dying to get my hands on Eli novella, i didn’t read it before reading this one because i was scared it would make want to read this one even more, im weird i can’t help it. Anyways moving on, so action, action, action, lots of mysteries to be solved here, lots of relationships to be worked through. Training, and oh so smexy men to undress! I mean…. nahhhh I mean Eli…nude, what else does a girl need? Hahaha alright, alright so this is more characters but i want to address, it the chemistry between Eli and Ember BEYOND INTENSE, serious, you can practically feel it. I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT. I was dying to be in Ember’s place at some points ;) anyways I love her characters and i will get to that spooon i will. Alright but the plot so good, so genius, it was original, and interesting, it kept you on your toes, and made sure you never knew what was going to happen next. Damn such a good book.

Characters:

Ember: If you know anything about my reviews, or me you know i have a soft spot for characters like Kennedy, the quiet, underestimated ones who have their own silent strength. But Damn Ember is by far one of my favorite Main Characters, ever. Yes, ever. And i am not just saying that to say it. I mean it. If she was real i would want to be her best friend, and possibly be the president of her fan club. Not only is she beyond witty, and has a sharp tongue on her. She is a really complex character, while she doesn’t “enjoy” the idea of killing or all these other bad things, she has an edge to her, she is not afraid to be mean, or stick up for herself, but mostly she loves and is loyal with a fierceness that to be commended. She always tries to be the best that she can be. And she does what she thinks is right. She is just amazing. Seriously <3

Eli: HOLY HOT CAKES. He really isn’t that stereotypical guy, every time i think he is going to turn around on us, and start acting like the “nice guy but who is actually still a “bad boy”” he isn’t he will never be. He is who is he and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that even Stacey wouldn’t change him. I think he has to be one of the greatest characters written. I really truly love him. I mean I am a too kindhearted person for my own good, but damn for him i wouldn’t mind being bad ;)

Kennedy: She really starts to grow into her own in this book and I will admit I still do have a soft spot for her and I do love her as a character and I secretly would love to read her side of the books. I would love to see how she deals with all this internally, and see her relationship with someone ;) ;) through her eyes.

There are a LOT A LOT of side characters in this book and I am not willing to go through them all, but I will say this they all have their own personal identities and personalities never once i didn’t i feel like i was losing them to what i like to call as the “side character effect” which basically means they start acting like one another, and taking on the wrong personalities than what they had in the first book. IF that makes sense. Anyways FABULOUS series, and I HIGHLY recommend them to all readers. This woman, yeah she can write <3

Since I addressed the ending at the beginning of this review, that is all i have to say about it.

Release Day Blitz: I Won’t Give Up on You By: FL Jacob (Book 2, Black Hollywood Duology)

I Won’t Give Up on You
By: FL Jacob
(Book 2, Black Hollywood Duology)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Release: APRIL 16, 2014
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*Please note this book will only be available on Amazon.  If readers would like to purchase nook or kobo versions please contact FL Jacob directly.

 

Sabrina’s dreams are slipping away in the wake of the shooting. She’s lost trying to cope with the new reality of her life. Can Caston help her see that the scars on the outside haven’t changed who she is on the inside?
Caston’s true past comes to light, bringing his present crashing down around him. In a life full of betrayal, how will Caston cope when the truth is revealed? Can Sabrina be the constant Caston needs to help him make the life changing decisions he needs to in order to move on?

 

When the web of lies is torn apart, who will be left standing? Will the right person take the fall?
Follow Caston and Sabrina through the aftermath and find out what happens when they each vow I Won’t Give Up on You.
*PLEASE NOTE* This book is for 18 years and older. This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

 

 

 
I feel her presence before she wraps her arms around me, pulling me into her lap, the warmth of her arms around me, providing the solace I desperately need. I turn my face into her chest, inhaling another deep breath.  We sit on the sand, letting the rain continue to soak us to the bone.  She tightens her embrace and strokes my back, lightly kissing my temple.   
 
“Cass,” she whispers lightly, “baby, I’m here for you.  I’m not going anywhere.”
 
She tightens her embrace, and I look up into her hazel eyes.  She leans forward and kisses me gently.
 
“I love you, Sabrina.”
 
“I love you too, Caston.”  Her eyes twinkle and she smiles.  She looks a little pale.
 
I capture her mouth in mine, sweeping my tongue along her bottom lip, nibbling lightly.  We start to deepen the kiss as another large lightning bolt strikes.  Sabrina jumps back out of our embrace, clutching her chest.  I chuckle as she gives me a look that makes me smirk.
 
“This storm is getting bad, Cass.  Let’s go back to the house.”
 
“Little bit longer, okay?  I just can’t go back in there yet.”
 
She nods as she let me wrap her in my arms this time.  Sabrina strokes the hair on the back of my neck, allowing me time to regain my composure. 

 

I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and busy!  I started writing again for a group of women I met last year. They brought back the passion for writing I haven’t seen since high school. Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.

Release Day Blitz: The Alexa Montgomery Saga Box Set

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Synopsis:
Over 40,000 copies sold worldwide. The Alexa Montgomery Saga is a tale of two sisters who take on a world of vampires and werewolves, as well as the monsters that dwell within themselves. Join Alexa and Nelly as they take their journey, growing through heartache and sacrifice, finding first loves and loses, fighting with courage and faith for a bond with another that proves unparalleled.
This complete set includes BLOOD WARRIOR, HALF BLACK SOUL, THE RISE and REDEMPTION.
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Bio:

H. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga, The Surah Stormsong Novels, and The Joe Knowe Series. She has sold over 40,000 copies  of her books worldwide. Her titles are all Amazon bestsellers, and her paranormal thriller, Joe, was a quarter-finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

A mother, a poet, an independent novelist and a philosopher, H. D. is 25 years old and resides in southern New Jersey.

Trapped (Book Two) by Ella James

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Summary via Goodreads:

Book Description:
Contains mild spoilers if you haven’t read Here, the first book in the trilogy.

When Milo Mitchell falls for the beautiful, tuxedo-clad guy she found wandering her family’s rural Colorado property, she never dreamed he was a scout from another galaxy, or that their relationship would leave him with an impossible choice: eradicating humankind, or initiating the end of his own people.

Nick’s job is finding the elements his people need to power their elaborate interweb of minds. Being a scout means he is capable of traveling to other planets on his own. It also means that, unlike The Rest, he has access to primitive feelings and individual desires. For eons, he was part of the whole, but when he encountered Milo, his obsession with her changed everything.

Nick’s partner, Vera, is capable of independent thought, but not compelled by it. She is satisfied with her existence as one of The Rest, and she won’t agree that humans are worth sparing; not when their planet has a precious cache of the gold her people need so badly.

While Vera tries to force Nick into endorsing an Earth invasion, working behind the scenes to tie his hands, and the Department of Defense lays a trap for them with Milo’s mom as bait, Nick and Milo are waging their own war – against a primal desire that can only lead to one thing: heartbreak.

 

My Review:


ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT, I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. GAH.

*eye is still twitching*

FIRST WARNING: This is the second in a series…trilogy…im more than certain its a trilogy, so there will not be spoilers for this one, but most likely the first one.

Song Choice: “Satellite Heart” by Anya Marina, “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar, “My Love” by Sia

First thoughts: Well I was very pleased with waiting to read the first book in this series until this one was out, but as patterns go, this also had a cliffie and i am more than certain i know something but i can’t say because SPOILER, but i wish i had waited to read this only until i knew when the next one was coming out XD. Anyways – as good if not better than the first ^.^

Thoughts on Plot: So this one moved fast, fast, fast, the first one had a bit of a slower pace, well this one you just go go go and i LOVED IT, seriously LOVED. So anyways the plot thickens all, we are learning a little more about Vera and Nick’s race, we are running the hell away from the DOD, we are just in an ever state of moving. I loved the action in this book, ahh so good. And while i figured things out pretty quickly i didn’t even care. i was just ready to eat this story up – warning about half way through this book you won’t be able to stop, so make sure you have time to read it or you will be kicking yourself. The romance between Nick and Milo – holy hotness, ladies grab your fans. ;)

Characters:

Milo: Milo is awesome as she was in book one, she has a lot A LOT A LOT to deal with in this book and i think she does it splendidly. I really enjoyed her in this book, while she wasn’t that awkward weird girl, she started to grow more into herself, more sure of herself and that was awesome to see. Therre isn’t a whole lot to say more about her other than i loved her as much i as i did before.

Nick: sexy as always. i think he too came out of his shell a bit more in this book. again i don’t have much to add from my first review of Nick, i liked him and I can’t wait to have more of him. now please.

The ending: I so think i know what is going on and i want to tell someone my awesome theory who has read this book….anyways besides that i need more like now. right now. NOW.

The Aqua Secret (Book 1) by LL Hunter

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Summary Via Goodreads:

The year is 2042 and the world has been consumed by water.
Those who survived the great floods of 2012 clung to the debris of the Old World from which they rebuilt their lives.
Pym Maddox thought life was good living on the floating city called Aqua. Harboring secret feelings for her best friend, the smoldering Rush Rodgers, was the least of her problems. Rush is the son of her father’s second in command, a boy whom her father approved of – or so she thought. After her people are moved onto her father’s navy vessel, a motion which is only the start of the torrent of secrets that begin to unravel. Pym’s search for answers lead her and Rush to a secret underwater lab that just might hold the answers to everything.
Pym soon discovers that the world she grew up in is not what it seems, and her father may hold the key to unlocking the biggest secret of all – the reason Pym and Rush have a mysterious connection to the water.

Secrets and water have one thing in common: they get distorted on the surface.

My Review:

Damn one of these days I am going to pop my Mermaid cherry, but not today.

Okay first off: This was given to me in exchange for an honest review, and honesty is what I do. With that said I have to admit that this is a 4.5 stars for me. I can’t openly say way because SPOILERS, but i will put it at the end and hide it ^.^

Kay now onto this review

Song Choice: “Into the Ocean” by Blue Ocean because I like to do that every so often, “A Beautiful Lie” by 30 Seconds to Mars, “My Best Friend” by Weezer

First Thoughts: Well this was a quick read, not only because of its length, which I don’t mind the episodic sort of thing, but I will say this, it was just fast in general, the plot moved at a really fast pace which i really like. There were somethings i wish we could have slowed down on though only because this is a whole new type of dystopia, I guess i wanted to know more about the world before. Anyways moving on, it brought in a whole lot of new ideas that I thought were interesting and totally just like WHOA.

Thoughts on Plot: So I already covered that it moved fast, it was original…and oh god my first thoughts were mostly plot…whoops. Anyways Yeah there were a lot of new ideas presented in this book. It seems that most dystopias are like, welllll here is the world but its either dried up, or blah blah blah, but this was the first time i have seen a Waterworld sort of thing, which it was really awesome. There was a lot of mystery here and unexpected-ness that you will be going, Oh i think i know, but you don’t so HA. ;)

Characters:

Pym: She was stubborn and I think had a little too much faith in each other too much time. I think that she was looking for the best in people when she shouldn’t have been. I wish that she was a little more open with her BFF Rush, and main man. But otherwise than that she was a really good character. And I enjoyed her chapters.

Rush: For some reason I feel like this was more his book than it was Pyms for the most part. And personally I love that. I really do, its rare to find a book that is more for the guy than it is for the girl. I think that he was a pretty excellent character there were a few times i was hoping he was going to be a little more forceful, but omgosh thank god we found out his secret early otherwise i would have driving myself crazy with trying to figure it out. Anyways….yeah…

The ending: :| <= my are you for reals? Don’t leave me hanging face. Yup. Need more. NOW. NOW NOW NOW. SOOOOOO MUCH MORE can come from this and I wantz it now.

so HUGE SPOILER PLEASE DON’T READ UNLESS YOU WANT THE BOOK A BIT RUINED
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Cover Reveal: Blurred by Kim Karr

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BLURRED EXCERPT:

An excerpt from BLURRED is posted on my website:

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BLURRED SYNOPSIS:

The story before the love story….

When he lost the only woman he’d ever loved, it seemed there was nothing left to live for.

Even as a boy, all Ben Covington ever wanted was to spend forever with Dahlia London, the beautiful girl next door…then one life-altering decision tore them apart and he was forced to leave her.

Now, despite having returned to win her back, he’s still alone. She’s with someone else—someone she’s never going to leave.

Resigned to a future without his former girlfriend, Ben numbs his broken heart in a haze of liquor and women. But then the only woman who ever even turned his head while he was with his girl reappears unexpectedly. And he’s never forgotten their one incredible night together. But will Ben’s destructive behavior destroy his future with her before it even begins?

 

PRE-ORDER LINKS:

***BLURRED** (releases 8/5/2014)
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