Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson cover reveal

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by Missy Johnson
Publication Date: June 27, 2014 
Synopsis: Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.
And I will be…in four years. What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life. Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me. Then He showed up. He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five. I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.  
About the Author: Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Seth's review of The Martian by Andy Weir

Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars.

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.

It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to get him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Seth's Thoughts:
Have you ever wondered how MacGyver would survive on Mars shortly after being left for dead? No? Well this book does a fairly good job at describing it. 

Enter Mark Watney. Equal parts engineer, agronomist, and Bear Grylls/insert your own favorite survivalist. 
I began reading this book with a little bit of apprehension because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I mean, I like sci-fi and I like survival stories. This is one of the first books I’ve read that combine the two into something that doesn’t seem entirely far fetched. I guess technically it’s not exactly science fiction per se. More along the lines of science we have yet to apply. I read this book quite some time ago in one setting and I apologize for the late review. I really really liked it. You’ll be flipping the pages one after another to find out how he deals with problems that continually develop on Mars. Lack of food, human interaction, entertainment, soil to grow food, air, water. You name it. The things adding up to kill this guy seem ridiculous. Will he survive? You won’t find out until you read it. I sincerely hope you do as it’s about one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. Yes, it’s true I don’t read many books, but don’t let that deter you. I assure you dear readers, that I have a fairly good taste in what I read. It’s available for the fairly reasonable price of ten dollars on Amazon. 

Seth gives The Martian: 4/5.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hot-Blooded by Kendall Grey cover reveal

If Robert Rodriquez (Sin City), Tony Soprano, and David Lynch (Twin Peaks) made sweet love to a Hawaiian version of The Bride (Uma Thurman’s character from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill), the resulting spawn might look like Kendall Grey’s upcoming mystery/suspense/supernatural thriller, HOT-BLOODED.
The first installment in the Ohana series, HOT-BLOODED is set on the island of Maui and is wrapped in the light and dark watercolors of Hawaiian culture, history, and mythology. It’s about guns, drugs, surfing, and tiki monsters. HOT-BLOODED tells the tale of a ballsy, half-Hawaiian angel-turned-demon, the duplicitous assassin who falls for her, and the blessings and curses of family—all wrapped up in freaky, supernatural gift paper.

Here’s the description:
WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.
*Written in 3rd person. Contains a massive cliffhanger and multiple POVs.
Ohana is everything…
When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.
Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.
When tensions reach the breaking point and her ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
They don’t call her Pele for nothing.
Here’s the cover, designed by Renee Coffey:

So, are you up for a steamy, violent descent into tropical-island madness with a supernatural twist? If so, you can add HOT-BLOODED to your Goodreads TBR here. The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but Kendall is shooting for the end of June or early July. Stay tuned!
You can stalk Kendall on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, or her web site.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando blitz

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Synopsis: When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.
Or should I say, someone? Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in. I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the Vice President of a MC. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. And I’m screwed. About the Author: New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia. When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. Chantal loves to hear from readers and can be found here.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Chronicles of Moxie by Z.B. Heller blog tour

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Moxie Summers is a curvy, twenty-six year-old teacher who has not had the best track record with relationships. In a drunken stupor at a bar, she meets Miles who turns out to be her sparing equal, until she vomits all over his shoes. Just when she thinks things couldn’t get worse, her dream man turns out to be the single father of the newest student in her class. While fighting an attraction for Miles, Moxie’s conniving stepmother tries to advise Moxie she needs to get in shape if she’s ever going to catch the man of her dreams. To make matters worse a Girl Scout plans Moxie’s demise, a surprise party makes everyone blush, and then there was the skunk… Can Moxie overcome all the Girl Scout cookies, food poisoning and a showdown at Costco to get to Miles?

The Chronicles of Moxie is one of the best books I have read this year. It's definitely the funniest book I have read this year. I had tears rolling from laughing so hard at two percent in. A book has never done that to me before. I was fortunate enough to be a beta reader of the book for Z.B. Heller. The plot kept me interested the whole way through. I loved the book so much that I ended up finishing it in about 24 hours. There was never a point where I got bored.

The characters were fantastic. Moxie reminded me a lot of myself with her "I don't care what anyone else thinks" attitude. I found myself identifying a lot with her. She's very sarcastic. Her mom reminds me a lot of my mom. Whatever Moxie does is not good enough for her mother. She's always wanting her to lose more weight and eat healthier, and constantly making jabs at her. I also enjoyed Renee. I wish I had a best friend like her. She's always there for Moxie, and is willing to do crazy/fun things with her. Dillion, Miles's son, has to be my favorite character. He was adorable, yet wise beyond his years. You would think that he was a teenager instead of a Kindergartner.

If you were to read this book and not know anything about Z.B. Heller, you would have no idea that Moxie is her first book. She writes like she's had a lot of experience. I truly believe that she could be the next Tara Sivec or Alice Clayton. I am eagerly anticipating the sequel. I just can't get enough of Moxie.

I give Chronicles of Moxie: 5/5.
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As a little girl it was always a dream for Z.B. Heller to become She-Ra Princess of Power. Since this dream was unobtainable, she spent what was probably way to long in college trying to "find herself". Becoming an artist scratched the creative itch until the stories in her head were getting to be to loud for her to get anything else accomplished. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and Flemish Giant rabbit Chloe. In her spare time she likes to read, stalk celebrities on Twitter and create the type of art that people scratch their heads about.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Entice by Rachel Van Dyken Release Day Blast

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.
It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out.

Entice (Eagle Elite Book 3) May 13, 2014....Are you in


Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at


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