Blog Tour: Animal by Nikki Rae

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Synopsis:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

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My Review:
“He let go of her hand, shaking slightly. This girl was not magical in any way. She could not prevent him from leaving like Michael could, but she had bewitched him. Completely. “
 Do ever just feel heavy while reading a book?
A good kind of heavy where you know that if you stop the crushing weight on sitting on your chest, the feeling of just utter doom won’t go away but get worse?
Yeah
Thats how this went.


When i started this i couldn’t breath. It was like if i breathed, if i made to much noise i would disturb the book. Crazy I know, but it was so enthralling, all-consuming that I lost myself completely to the book. I didn’t know where it began and i ended. The heavy emotions evoked through the book threaten to drown you. In the best possible way of course. If you are looking for something to reach into your chest, hold your heart and decide when you would really feel pain, this is the book for you.

I am a pretty happy go-lucky kinda of person, its one of those things I like about myself ;) and I usually like books that are going to have the classic happy ending, and books that aren’t going to consume and destroy me. For Nikki I will though, every single fucking time. I have to admit I think this is her best work so far. I don’t think this for someone with the faint of heart, or looking for a happy little tale about vampires (or you know semi-happy, or you know…happy XD) If you know the background on this book *as its a spin-off/prequel sort of thing* from the Sunshine Series you know how this is going to end. I knew how it was going to end but yet it didn’t stop me from hoping, it certainly didn’t stop me from going: omigod, omigod, omigod they’re all going to die.

Animal will force you to the darkest part of your being, it will twist, gut, and maim you. It will own you until you have finished and even then you will be captured in its story.

There is so much I want to say about this, but there is so little to say as well because I can’t give away the story and I won’t. This isn’t a happy tale, and its about finding the beginnings of love in the darkest of places. This isn’t a book you will start reading and fall for the anti-hero-hero, you will hate him, you will want to run from the deep dark mind that is Michael. It was more about surviving then it was about anything else, the hope of a life that would never really be Ava’s again. Its about breaking someone so completely that they are owned even when they don’t realize it.

So I think if that is the type of read you are looking for, look no further. This is the dark paranormal read you have been searching for. If you want to experience so deeply that you will be barely holding on, i implore you to read this.

I am seriously Nikki Rae really out done herself this time around and im still reeling from this book no joke. I will probably be for awhile now.

Overall I thought this was a fantastic read. But please be aware this isn’t some happy story about how a girl survives a traumatic experience because its dark, its harsh, and it will darken your soul

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Release Day Blitz: Gideon’s Promise by Morgana Phoenix

Title: Gideon’s Promise
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Paranormal
Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:His love will become her curse.For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.

Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.

Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?

She will become his death.


Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections,

The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:


Buy Links: (Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)
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Gideon’s Promise (Book 2):
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Hourglass Cubed by KS Smith & Megan C Smith

Title: Hourglass Cubed
Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
HG SYNOPSIS

Love him, or loathe him — there is no denying that Lucas Wellington is eye candy at its finest.

Lucas Wellington has tried relationships, tried so hard he dated two girls at one time and paid the cost dearly when they caught him red-handed. Now Luke is back to his bachelor ways and enjoying all it has to offer, that is, until he literally gets ran over by one woman who won’t give him the time of day. Determined to get this new challenge beneath him in bed, Luke pulls out all the stops until he is successful. But when Luke realizes that Julianna’s hold on him is just as strong he panics.

Julianna Grimaldi is the physical therapist for the Denver Broncos and has heard all about the one and only Luke Wellington. Having witnessed his destruction first hand, she is immune to all of his charm and charisma, or at least that’s what she thinks. Trying with all her might to spare her heart she resists Luke at every turn, but eventually he tears down her walls and makes her see that there may be more to the Denver Playboy than meets the eye. 

The question remains though, will Luke fall back on old habits and break Julianna’s heart or will he finally meet his match and find love.
 
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HG SERIES

HG AUTHOR BIOS

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

Megan C. Smith

Megan C. Smith

Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.

After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.

Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.

Cover Re-Reveal for Gideon’s Promise by Morgana Phoenix

Title: Gideon’s Promise
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: NA Paranormal
Expected Release Date: Feb. 23, 2015
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:
His love will become her curse.For centuries, Gideon has kept his secret, knowing that it could mean the life of the woman whose very heartbeat was his reason for living. But when Veil Creatures are slaughtered in their homes by those sworn to protect them, it may be up to him to save those he loves from a fate worse than death. What he doesn’t expect is the betrayal and a choice that could leave his family devastated.

Valkyrie Devereaux believes only in the power of justice, loyalty and obeying the laws of her people. Love was something to be feared and she had been taught long ago that anything that could make you weak, needed to be eliminated. But when she is assigned to join the Casters of the north in hunting down the creatures killing the innocent, even she can’t help the twang of longing for something that goes against everything she was raised to believe was wrong.

Like fire and gasoline, passions collide. Heat erupts as they fight against their desires and their very nature. But a fire like theirs can never be smothered. It can never be stopped. It can only burn to unimaginable heights, but what happens when it careens out of control and destroys everything around them? And who is waiting for that exact moment to destroy the brothers?

She will become his death.


Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections,

The Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for The Sons of Judgment SagaIn The Dark SeriesForever His Baby & Bye-Bye Baby.For more about Airicka and the realm she rules with an iron fist—and tons of chocolate—visit her at:


Buy Links: (Octavian’s Undoing, Book One)




Cover Reveal: Animal by Nikki Rae

Synopsis:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

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The Sicarii Series Release Day Blitz

The Sicarii series
Hired Gun Serials 1-4
by AJ Bennett and Julia Crane
RELEASE BLITZ
February 13, 2015
Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Thorne Hollow knows the power he holds over the opposite sex and how to use it. Cast out by the gods thousands of years ago, he roams the earth working as an assassin for The Sicarii, a secret society who protects humans from all of the things that go bump in the night. One night stands are his way of life … until he meets a mysterious woman whose intriguing power compels him to uncover more about her and the strange magic she wields. Completed Hired Gun Serial.BUY IT ON AMAZON: http://amzn.to/16KMisc

~*~ABOUT AJ BENNETT~*~
A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She’s addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she’s extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.FIND HER ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/a.j.bennettbooks

~*~ABOUT JULIA CRANE~*~
Julia Crane is the author of the Keegan’s Chronicles, IFICS. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. FIND HER ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/juliacraneauthor

Release Day Blitz: Losing It – A Collection of V-Cards

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22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection, all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

Stories include excerpts and extended material—ALL NEW CONTENT—featuring the following YA novels & authors:

The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce

The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand

The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell

Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez

Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane

The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last

Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli

The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford

Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag

A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy

The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater

The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende

Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer

The Runes Series by Ednah Walters

The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher

The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott

Forged Series by A.O. Peart

The Arotas Series by Amy Miles

Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris

The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

Losing It: A Collection of VCards is available now!

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Want to know what it was like for these YA authors to write the dirty details?

Hop on over to their blogs and find out! Hear about their “firsts” writing the sexy scenes and get entered to win paperbacks from each and other awesome prizes! The full schedule and participating sites can be found here (through 2/18/15).

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22 Shades of Virginity…

Join all of the authors for a special Twitter chat on Thursday, Feb 11 from 7-9pm. Come hang and get all of your burning questions answered! Ask us anything and don’t forget to use: #VCARD

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The Good Girls Have Gone Wild!!

Want a sneak peek behind the curtain with these authors? Request access to the Champagne Room on FB, a private, VIP group where you’ll get excerpts, giveaways, and the dirty details about the VCards we’ve cashed in…in our stories, of course!

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City In Embers by Stacey Marie Brown

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Summary via Goodreads:

Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe. After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves.

But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.

When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey’s whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.

My Review: 5 out of 5 stars


Seriously I probably should warn you: I am a devoted and loyal fan to the Stacey Marie Brown because seriously, how can you not? Just to give you an example – her books are huge, filled with adventure, challenges, excitement, sexy, tension, amazing unique and fantastic characters. There isn’t just one huge problem, there is so much but its never overwhelming, it never feels like it is over stretching either, like stretched too thin. Okay before I just go all i wanna have a baby with this book…not that i do *nervous giggle* (but i totally do)


so partly because im becoming lazy, and partly because i just change style of reviews time to time, this might not be exactly like my other reviews but i will try

So this takes place in the same universe as Stacey’s other drool fucking worthy series which im sorry but i need to gush for a second, i loved. i hated to see it end because simply it had to end :/ i didn’t want to ever say good bye to those characters, but thankfully we get to stay in their world and feel a little closer ;) so moving on!

With a whole new slew of characters and a totally different side of this story because if you aren’t aware of what happened but Settle is devastated and we get to see people in the heart of it – in the other series we didn’t get to see that. I think that Stacey did a wonderful job with this book. I was just blown away (not that shocking really) by the characters, the new story that is being told and just the awesome-ness of it.

So overall plot: There is a lot going on here, this is the first in what i am hoping is more than a two part series XD there is so much we need to learn in this book and so much that starts us off running. Ryker *swoon* modern fey Viking with a badass attitude and has so much more to him then we realize. Its more than getting his powers back and honestly i was sort of dying to read in his pov, i just want to know what he is thinking. Eli was pretty open compared to Ryker and if you know Eli you know how insane that sounds XD sorry im so weird i know…anyways! Ryker has more on his plate then just getting his powers back which have been transported into Zoey. Zoey is a fey hating and hunting seer who works for the government. but there is so much more to her beginnings then we realize. this really just gets just into the feel of the new Settle, and the characters and how they work together. please don’t take that as this book is boring and nothing happens because there is so much excitement and so much going on. There are gangs, other fey looking for Ryker, and there is the government as well…there is so much! ahhhh it was awesome. the pacing was again insanely well done never once did i feel like we were dragging or there was unnecessary scenes. the tension between Ryker and Zoey is just off the charts awesome.

So the characters! Move over Ember because Zoey is in town – wait no… i love them equally i really do. They are both amazing strong characters. Zoey is so amazing, she isn’t perfect, she is broken, beaten and has a huge chip on her shoulder. her past holds her hostage but she is breaking free, she is becoming so much more. I think that with all her lost i would have been done just done but she keeps fighting, she is a survivor its what she does. Ryker, seriously. Hot Viking, just YUM-MY. but angst, and anger rule him. i just don’t really know where i stand with him. part of me thinks i know but there is still so much more we have yet to learn about him i just don’t know but i am damn curious to find out – like i said i am dying to read his pov *wink wink, nudge nudge* Sprig! what a cutie! i loved his character, he adds in a much needed comic relief without it feeling forced or awkward. he is so just odd to what i would expect but this book sort of threw me through some loops that i just wasn’t expecting all good things i promise!

Overall writing: The emotions and tensions in this book are raw, they hit on a particular deep level that will grip you and hold onto you way after you finished reading.

I think if you are a fan of Stacey’s other works this is a no brainer. if you are a newbie to her, here let me put it this way: Do it! you won’t regret it.

I am dying for the next one. PLEASE. NOW? is it out now? how about now?
Not like this author is my crack or anything…. *nervous giggle*

oh ps: I got this with the West content –
Oh West!!! Can I have more of his story? Please i miss my dark dwellers and he was always a favorite of mine
and ohhh hit me right in the feels!!!

Release Day Blitz: City In Embers by Stacey Marie Brown

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Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster
home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance”
home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie,
who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her
safe.

After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of
Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her
co-worker. The man she loves.
But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG
hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to
save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised
to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.
When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey’s whole world is turned upside down. The
electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose
dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey,
running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their
lives and those they love.

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About Stacey
Marie Brown

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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and
sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking,
writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to
live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran
around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag,
and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is ecofriendly.
She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated
kindly.

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