Friday, March 28, 2014

Float by Roni O'Connell Blog Tour and ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE!!!

By Roni O'Connell
Release Date: November 12, 2013
Paperback, 258 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / YA
What if your only memory is of who you aren't, not who you are?
Seventeen-year-old Rashelle Santos fights her way out of a coma to find she doesn't remember her life, except for her parents and dog. Brain damage doctors tell her, but Rashelle knows with absolute certainty that Shellie (her nickname) died at the bottom of Kaweah Lake, bequeathing her death memories to Rashelle.
Rashelle leaps into a relationship with Shellie's boyfriend, Aiden Brody, because he stirs her feelings and fills the void within her. As their relationship becomes serious, she questions whom he really loves.
When threats appear in the form of notes stuffed into her locker and calls in the night, Rashelle wonders if she can stay alive long enough to discover who wants her dead, because somewhere out there Shellie's attacker watches and waits to finish what he started.
And what the hell, she wonders, is she deranged or could dead Shellie be lingering to keep her alive?

My Review:  OMG! That is my initial reaction to this book. I am so in love with this book that I just totally flipped out. I was almost done with the book and sent Author Roni O'Connell a HUGE message on Facebook. After reassuring her several times I am not a crazy person, I had to tell her how much this book affected me. I love when a book totally just takes me by surprise. I was not able to figure out anything that was going on and was so surprised at what was going on that I was just speechless. This is true writing here. This is why I love to read.  I fell in love with the characters so much. I have been thinking of them so much since finishing the book. Songs remind me of them. I find myself thinking of the whole book while trying to go to sleep. It is just THAT amazing. Ok for my review...

When Shellie wakes up from a 9 month coma, she realizes that more than just time has changed. Insisting on being called by her real name Rachelle, is just the beginning of the strange events that start taking place. Being a victim of a very violent crime and left for dead, Rashelle starts trying to put HER life back together. Being known as Shellie before the horrible attack, Rashelle knows that she must figure out what has happened and why things are so different now. She knows her mom, dad and her dog O'Malley but everyone else is a stranger. What is the secret to unlocking her memories?


March 24th Fangirlish – Review/Playlist
March 25th Reads All The Books – Review
March 25th Like A Bump On A Log – Review
March 26th Escaping One Book At A Time – Guest Post
March 27th The Happy Booker – Review
March 27thKaidans Seduction – Review
March 27th – Karin Baker – LRB Guest Post – Review
March 28thDanaSquare – Review
March 28th – Victoria Lucas – LRB Guest Post – Review
March 28th Paranormal Book Club – Guest Post
March 28th Books Complete Me – Review
March 28th Curling Up With A Good Book – Guest Post
Roni O’Connell lives with her husband and two dogs high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She finds inspiration in the forest, wildlife, and lakes around her home.
A former English teacher, Roni enjoys the company of young adults, their spirited opinions, great enthusiasm, and outrageous humor.
When Roni isn't writing novels, you can find her hiking in the forest or contemplating the wonders of nature.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Book Birthday: Aerenden: The Zeiihbu Master by Kristen Taber

I would like to take a moment and wish Kristen Taber a Happy Book Birthday!  Today is the official release day of The Zeiihbu Master, book three in the Aerenden series.  If you haven't yet had a chance to check out this series, you are missing out!  Kristen Taber is a phenomonal writer and story-teller.

Kristen has also been kind enough to take some time to introduce herself, and the world she created in her books:

On the eve of publishing my third book, The Zeiihbu Master (Æerenden #3), I find it impossible not to reflect on what started my indie author journey. I had recently completed the first book in my Ærenden series and submitted it to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. I made it through to the Quarterfinals. A Publisher’s Weekly review came back promising and I realized I had something worth sharing with those who love Fantasy. After a brief attempt at submitting the book and having agents tell me that Epic Fantasy was essentially dead (something I’ve discovered since isn’t really true), I listened to an Indie Author friend’s advice and self-published my books. The process took a year (Quality takes time. For that reason, I’ll never be an author who can whip out a book in a few months), but at the end of it, The Child Returns was released.
I suppose that isn’t really where it started though. As with everything that truly matters, this journey started with people. It started with a single scene. Two people—a young man and a young woman—stand across the room from each other. They’re talking when suddenly magic envelops them. Disbelief shadows their eyes and then fear and panic overtake them as they realize their lives have been changed forever. They stand not on the edge of uncertainty, but on a crumbling rock precipice that can only send them into an abyss.
They came to me in a dream. I tried to ignore them and their plight, but they kept visiting my sleep until I started wondering why. Why did they fight what they obviously felt for each other? Why were they hiding in a rustic cabin? Why did fear grip them so strongly? Why did they matter?
As they told me their stories, I came to understand Meaghan’s history as a child of Earth, lost on a new world and scared of the monsters that chased her. I got to know Nick, the young man who tries his best to reconcile his fear of loss with his job as a stoic body guard. I met their friends, their family, and the people of Ærenden and Zeiihbu who fought against Garon’s rule.
I fell in love with them. So now I share those same stories with the world. The journey (both theirs and mine) is not about words on paper. It’s about the world, the people, their history and perseverance. It’s about loss and hope, strength and growth.
But ultimately, it’s about what they can teach me, and have taught me as I work with them to write their history. In the end, I hope I’m not the only one who’s able to learn from them.
Thanks so much for sharing, Kristen. As more and more authors are finding themselves self-publishing/Indie publishing, I am thankful that they do not give up after being told no. We would all be sorely missing out on many a good book/novel/story if these authors did not find a way to share their worlds with us.

Aerenden: The Zeiihbu Master (Ærenden #3)
by Kristen Taber
Release date: March 24, 2014
Published by  Sean Tigh Press
Paperback: 494 pages

Separated and on opposite sides of the kingdom, Nick and Meaghan face different pursuits which could change the balance of power in Ærenden forever.

While Nick trains the villagers to be soldiers, Meaghan and a small rescue party venture into Zeiihbu to find Faillen's young son, before Garon can use the boy's power to destroy those still fighting against his rule.

Everyone knows Meaghan could be on a suicide mission, but when Nick stumbles upon a secret concealed in one of the southern villages, he realizes that Garon might not be Meaghan's greatest foe. The enemy most likely to kill her is someone who has also promised to keep her safe.

And be sure to check out the previously released books in the series:

You can read my review HERE.

For more information on Aerenden, Kristen Taber, or to purchase any of these books, check out these links:

eBooks: Kindle     Nook    iBooks     Kobo    Smashwords
Paperback: Amazon     Barnes & Noble
Audio: Audible     iTunes

Book Release & Giveaway: Siren's Song by Heather McCollum

Book Details:

Jule Welsh can sing. She enthralls people with her bel canto voice. But it takes more than practice to reach her level of exquisite song; it takes siren's blood running through her veins. Jule is starting her senior year at Cougar Creek High when her relatively normal world begins to resemble a roller coaster flying through a carnival scare house. Her mother is diagnosed as insane and committed, a psycho-stalker is snapping pictures of her to put into his homemade Jule-shrine, her voice is suddenly putting people into comatose trances, oh and the gorgeous new guy in town, Luke Whitmore, is interested in her . . . but also wants to kill her.

Release Date:  March 25, 2014
Publisher:  Spencer Hill Press

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Teaser Quote:
“Your voice.” His smile fades and a crease pinches his eyebrows briefly. “It caught me off-guard.”
My voice. Really? “Yeah, it surprises people,” I say, “but they don’t usually look like they’re going to reach down my throat and rip my voicebox out.”
I watch him swallow, and he inhales as if the visual might be too much for him. I raise one eyebrow. He doesn’t look like the type who shies away from graphic violence

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Vault by Emily McKay and Giveaway

Today is a bittersweet day....  I am excited because I get to participate in the cover reveal for The Vault (The Farm #3), but it is the cover reveal for the final book in one of my favorite series.   I can't wait to see how the series ends, but I am also not looking forward to it ending.

Before I get to the big reveal, I did mention a giveaway.  Emily McKay has been kind enough to contribute a great prize package for one lucky entrant:
  • See how it all began with a digital copy of The Before (the prequel to The Farm)
  • Be prepared for anything with a Vampire Apocolypse Survival Kit
  • Look like part of the resistance with a pair of The Lair dog tags
Just be sure to fill out the form at the end of this post for your chance to win!

And now a little bit about The Vault (just because I want to keep you all in anticipation for the cover reveal. Muahahaha!)

The Vault (The Farm #3)
by Emily McKay
Expected release date: November 4, 2014
by Berkley Trade
There is no rest for the damned in this thrilling follow-up to Emily McKay's The Lair and The Farm, in a series New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill calls, "Equal parts Resident Evil and Hunger Games."

In a world where vampires rule and teenaged humans are quarantined as a food source, there is only one choice—resist or die. But fighting the vampires comes at a terrible cost to twin sisters Mel and Lily and their best friend Carter . . .

With Lily exposed to the vampire virus and lying in a coma, it’s up to Mel and Carter to search for the cure. Time is not on their side. With every passing heartbeat, Mel is becoming more and more purely vampire.

Desperate, Carter and Mel decide to split up. Carter will recruit human rebels from the Farm in San Angelo to infiltrate the guarded kingdom of the vampire Sabrina and steal the cure. Mel will go back to her mentor, her friend, her betrayer, Sebastian, who is the only one who can access an underground vault that may house the secret to the cure.

That is, if he’s still alive after she staked him to the ground. Now her worst enemy may be their best hope for curing Lily—and saving the human race. - Goodreads

And now, the moment we have been waiting for:

Isn't is gorgeous? Thanks Emily for such a great series, and awesome characters! And I am so excited for this book and its beautiful cover!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun Hop!

4th Annual 
Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop 

March 17th to 24th

It's time for the annual Lucky Leprechaun hop!  What are we giving away at Books Complete Me?  A signed limited edition of Glitch by Brenda Pandos, as well as some fabulous swag!

Glitch by Brenda Pandos
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Genre: YA

The Story: When a mysterious guy from the zombie zone sneaks an illegal slip of paper to a beautiful young girl from Brighton, she must decide if she should turn him in or follow what the note says in the first book of the Brighton Zombies Series, Glitch.

Eighteen-year-old Abigail has no trouble following Brighton’s rules. For one, she’s OCD about checking her Date of Death clock latched to her wrist, making sure her decisions never shorten her timeline, and two, she enjoys the peace Brighton has to offer. In no way would she bring on another attack that destroyed earth’s inhabitants like her predecessors did from their selfishness and greed. But when her best friend returns from her Advice Meeting--a glimpse into the future--shell shocked and won’t tell Abby what’s happened, she’s worried what awaits her. The stranger with blue-eyes knows something, but does Abby dare enter the zombie zone to get answers? Or is she doomed to live the life set for her?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Til Death by Kate Evangelista

Author: Kate Evangelista
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 304

Sixteen-year-old Selena Fallon is a dreamer.  Not a daydreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally, this is not a problem, as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky—even for her.
Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more drool-worthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Too bad he acts like he hates her.

When Selena learns she’s being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined, she’s had enough. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easily, especially when she discovers that Dillan isn’t what he seems…and might not actually hate her after all. Dillan might be the only person who can save her.

About Kate:
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she lives in the Philippines and writes full-time. 

Guest Post: 
Life After Death
By Kate Evangelista

            I’m a huge Ghost Adventures fan. That alone should already tell you what my views on life after death are. Actually, anything paranormal I like a lot. I find that aspect of our lives so fascinating. Which is also why Halloween is my favorite holiday.
            When I was little, I had a nanny who was born on one of the more mystical islands found in the Philippines. Every night, she would always tell me stories. Many of you might call these ghost stories. But to her, these were part of real life. She told me that I would grow up to live my life among the paranormal.
            Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I don’t see ghosts, and thank God for that because I would totally freak out. But I’ve had things happen to me that I can’t really explain beyond what I can see in front of me. Things like being the only one in the house and then suddenly smelling the sweetest floral perfume and when I tell my mother about it she says her grandmother wore that kind of scent. Or that there’s this corner of our house the dog refuses to go to and barks at every time we pass it like there’s someone there. Crazy dog. Or that the corner of my bed would move and wake me up from a dead sleep.
            So, yeah, I do believe in life after death. I believe that we all have spirits in us, or some form of energy, whatever you might want to call it. Sometimes, during death, some of this energy is left behind and that’s what we might call ghosts.
            Now, if you ask me if there’s a heaven, that’s a whole different topic of conversation. *winks*

            Thank you so much for letting me hangout here today. I’m so excited for Til Death’s release. I hope everyone grabs their copy and enter the world of Selena and Dillan. Happy reading!

Giveaway Details: (attach photo)
1 signed copy of TIL DEATH and swag International
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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
3/3/2014- Watcha ReadingReview
3/3/2014- Dark NovellaGuest Post
3/4/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal PalaceReview
3/4/2014- Library of a Book WitchInterview
3/5/2014- lovely readsReview
3/5/2014- Books Complete MeGuest Post
3/6/2014- Starry Night Book ReviewsReview
3/6/2014- Such a Novel IdeaGuest Post
3/7/2014- The Phantom ParagrapherReview
3/7/2014- paranormal book club (PBC) - Interview

Week Two:
3/10/2014- Curse of the BibliophileReview
3/11/2014- FicWishesReview
3/11/2014- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsGuest Post
3/12/2014- Eli to the nthReview
3/12/2014- Fade Into FantasyInterview
3/13/2014- Shayna Varadeaux Books & ReviewsReview
3/13/2014- BookfeverInterview
3/14/2014- Crossroad ReviewsReview
3/14/2014- Reviews By MollyGuest Post


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