Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Tour: S.C.A.R.S by Julia Ibbotson

Book Blitz: Broken Aro by Jen Wylie



by Jen Wylie 
Release Date: 09/04/12
Untold Press
265 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro's was to escape and to survive.

Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn't mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.






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Excerpt:

Her eyes opened to darkness.
She wasn't surprised. When bad things happened and you finally opened your eyes it was always dark wasn't it? Because otherwise when you woke up you wouldn't be scared, not right away, not until you remembered. Yet in darkness nothing else could be seen but the memories of what had happened, it didn't matter if you opened your eyes or kept them squeezed closed.
What happened…
She closed her eyes again, not against the memories, but the sudden tears and choking sobs. Still, she tried to not remember, but her head hurt. All of her hurt, but her head hurt the worst. She'd been hit by something, very hard. She had no trouble remembering the pain. She remembered falling to the ground, her brothers screaming her name over the insane loudness of the fighting and everything fading to nothing as darkness claimed her.
She sucked in a deep breath. The fighting. Yes, the city had been attacked. The walls had been breached. There had been fighting in the streets. She had been fighting. Her brothers had been trying to get her out. They had been so close. Had they?
She shifted and froze, terror creeping up her throat and choking her at the same time until nothing but a strangled gurgle came out.
They had not.
She knew because she felt the cold metal shackles around each wrist, felt the weight of the chain between them. The same fetters bound her ankles. Dirty straw prickled her cheek and the other smells of her surroundings overcame her. They overwhelmed her and made her gag. The rank scents of piss, shit and vomit almost covered the stale reek of sweat and the tang of salt.
Salt.
She'd thought her head had just been spinning, but no, everything moved, lurching and swaying. She was at sea.
At sea in chains meant only one thing. The rumors had been true. The Gelanians had allied with the Franuan Slavers. Beneath the combined attack, Kingsport had fallen and the Frans had taken their cut, citizens to sell as slaves. She was a slave.
Well that sucks.



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Untold Press is offering review copies of Broken Aro (The Broken Ones #1) by Jen Wylie for interested bloggers.  Review copies are available in Mobi and ePub formats. Review copies of book one are also available.  Please only sign up if you are interested in providing a review.  Read the terms below before signing up.
 Terms:
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-Please also post your review to Goodreads/Amazon/etc. in addition to your blog.
-Review copies will be sent directly by YA Bound Book Tours.
-Signing up does not guarantee you will receive a copy.
-Review copies will be sent on a bi-weekly basis (depending on sign ups).


About the Author

Jen Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. 

Jennifer resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife.



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Release Day Blitz: The 5 Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson

Release Day Blitz: Tease Me by Emily Goodwin

Jillian Dodd's Birthday Special

It's Jillian Dodd's birthday 
 she has a present for you! 

For ONE WEEK ONLY, you can get the entire Keatyn Chronicles - SEVEN BOOKS - for 99 cents!

Keatyn has a life most girls would dream of.
She's the daughter of America's favorite actress. Has a closet full of designer clothes. A Malibu beach house. The hottest boyfriend at school.
But the girl who seems to have everything isn’t happy with the direction of her life, so she makes a wish on the moon.
Follow Keatyn on her journey of discovering what's really important in life and love in this modern-day epic fairytale.
Because, sometimes, wishes do come true.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cover Reveal: Naked by Stacey Trombley

Book Blitz: My Soul to Keep by Sean Hayden


My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen #1)
Release Date: 04/04/12
Untold Press
187 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
It was only a wish. 

Connor Sullivan was painfully average. The very highlight of his existence was going to school, doing homework, and playing video games. He thought nothing would ever change that. Unfortunately, homework usually screws everything up.
A cut, some blood, and a hastily scrawled promise to sell his soul for his fondest wish...and all hell breaks loose. Literally.

The Demons take him up on his offer.

In a last ditch effort to keep his soul, he wishes to become one of the demons, or Fallen as they call themselves. Connor thought he had found a solution to his problem. He never fully understood the meaning of the phrase, "From the frying pan into the fire," until his wish was granted. The biggest catch?

Never ever fall in love with a human...

And then she walked into his school. Beautiful, red-haired, funny...and blind. Connor's heart didn't stand a chance. Neither did the Fallen's rules. He had saved his soul, but could he find happiness without hurting the girl he loved? Or would secrets Jessica didn't even know she had destroy them all?

Don't miss book 2, Your Soul to Take! Available now!

Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.




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Excerpt:



Prologue

Ever have one of those bad ideas just pop into your head? You know the ones. They seem like a great idea at the time, but if you had stopped to think about it a moment…
I'm talking about those ideas where you just seize the moment and do what your heart tells you to. Then, after the dust settles and you get bandaged up, your parents say, "What the hell were you thinking?"
"But, Dad, I wasn't!"
I had one of those moments.
I guess if you want to be technical, I had a whole chain of those moments leading up to the big bang moment. The problem was I didn't have anyone standing around saying, "What the hell were you thinking?"
The moral of this story?
There are several.
First, stores don't sell black candles for a reason. They're bad news. If you happen to come across one in the mall that sells questionable items…walk away. Trust me on this one. Black candles are bad.
Second, always know what you want out of life. Coasting along, not caring about anything will get you into trouble. Maybe more than you can handle.
Lastly, if someone offers to grant you your fondest wish, wish for something you really, truly want. Wish for something that will make the world a better place or you a better person. Never ever wish to be a monster…



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Untold Press is offering review copies of My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen #1) by Sean Hayden for interested bloggers.  Review copies are available in Mobi and ePub formats. Review copies of book one are also available.  Please only sign up if you are interested in providing a review.  Read the terms below before signing up.


 Terms:
-By signing up, you agree to read and review within 2 months of receiving book.
-Please also post your review to Goodreads/Amazon/etc. in addition to your blog.
-Review copies will be sent directly by YA Bound Book Tours.
-Signing up does not guarantee you will receive a copy.
-Review copies will be sent on a bi-weekly basis (depending on sign ups).


About the Author
Born the son of a fire chief, Sean naturally developed a love of playing with fire. His family and friends quickly found other outlets for his destructive creativity. Writing is his latest endeavor.


Always a fan of the macabre, mythical, and magical, Sean found a love of urban fantasy and horror. After writing several novels in this genre, he found, fell in love with, and immersed himself in steampunk. He has always wanted to rewrite history and steampunk gave him that opportunity.

Sean currently lives in Florida as a fiber-optic engineer as well as an author. He was blessed with the two most amazing children he could ever hope for, has met the absolute love of his life, who coincidentally is his partner in everything. His hobbies include grand designs on world domination as well as a starring role in his own television sitcom. 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Review: After by Anna Todd

Disclosure: I compensated for this honest review in the form of a free copy of the book and/or an amazon gift card.  All opinions are my own and in no way influenced. I was not required to leave a positive review. Post does contain amazon affiliate links below each book cover.


Blog Tour: Highland Troth by Willa Blair

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Release Day Blitz: Miles From Home by Ava Bell


Cover Reveal: Garden by Jane Yates