Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: Sasquatch by Andrea Schicke Hirsch

Book Blurb:
Following his parents' ugly divorce, Jake Oliver chooses to move with his father to a remote corner of Connecticut. Bad enough their new home turns out to be a fenced-in dump in the middle of nowhere, but it seems that the previous owner, his dad’s late Uncle Horace, had been the local crackpot ridiculed by the community for his belief that a Bigfoot roamed the vast woodland preserve that lay beyond the property. Not everything about Jake’s new life is bad, though. His job at the local market is okay, and it doesn’t hurt that his coworker is pretty Nell Davis. But when odd things start to happen, like weird calls in the dead of night, stones thrown by an unseen assailant, and lingering foul odors wafting on the breeze, Jake starts to believe that maybe old Horace wasn’t so crazy after all. With Nell’s help, Jake is determined to make a name for himself by proving to the world that the mythical Sasquatch is alive and well and living in the woods just on the other side of that fence.

Author Bio:
Andrea Schicke Hirsch has been a bookseller, editor and copywriter, teacher and paralegal.  She studied theatre and English at Fordham University and has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport. A Connecticut native, she lives in Wilton with her family. This is her first YA novel.


Title: Sasquatch
Author: SASQUATCH
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Print ISBN: 978-1-939392-47-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-939392-54-1

Release Date: March 2015
Formats: Paper, e-book

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter

The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter
Published Date: March 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA

The Story: A vacation in Greece sounds like the perfect way for Kate Winters to spend her first sabbatical away from the Underworld...until she gets caught up in an immortal feud going back millennia. Castor and Pollux have been on the run from Zeus and Hades's wrath for centuries, hiding from the gods who hunt them. The last person they trust is Kate, the new Queen of the Underworld. Nevertheless, she is determined to help their cause. But when it comes to dealing with immortals, Kate still has a lot to learn....


A Goddess Test series ebook novella, 1.5.

My Review: I started this series, with using some credits I had on Audible.com.  I was hooked after the first book- The Goddess Test.  I just had to keep reading to see how the story went!  I loved the play on the Greek Gods, the twist of their stories and myths.  And Henry/Hades- isn't so bad!! :)  Can't wait to see what the next books bring!  

During The Goddess Hunt we find out what Kate did during her first summer away from the Underworld.  And James sure reminds me of a mischievous Jack of All Trades!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Opposition by Jennifer L Armentrout

The much-anticipated conclusion to the national, bestselling Lux series, OPPOSITION by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Entangled;8/5/14), will hit bookstores this summer and readers will finally learn the fate of Katy, Daemon and the world  as we know it in this Dawson’s Creek-meets-Roswell-romantic-thrill ride.

For anyone who has yet to embark on the out-of-this-world series, it’s about an alien colony (all of whom are spectacularly hot) finding refuge on Earth only to find out that their rival planet's residents are as well—and the existence of both is being kept under wraps by the US government. What follows is a battle between good and evil for galaxy domination with a few humans getting folded into the mix, one of whom just may be taking on some out-of-this world powers after helping rescue her alien friends from their foes. And yes, there's an alien-human sexy love dynamic as well.

With more than 1 million copies in print and the movie rights to Obsidian (book 1) sold to a major studio, aliens are certainly looking to become the new vampires, and Daemon, the new black.

The print edition of Opposition includes a bonus novella, Shadows, a series prequel.

ABOUT OPPOSITIONKaty knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

ABOUT JENNIFER L. ARMENTOUT: Jennifer ArmentroutThe #1 NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier Loki. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and dog.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories, which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. Obsidian, book one in the Lux series, has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press) has been optioned for TV.

Lux: OPPOSITION
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
ISBN: 9781622662647
8/5/14

Also available:
Lux Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx (books 1 & 2)
ISBN: 9781622664801 (hc)
ISBN: 9781622664481 (pb)
6/3/14)

Lux: Consequences: Opal & Origin (books 3 & 4(
ISBN: 9781622664481 (hc)
ISBN: 9781622664498 (pb)
6/3/14


Excerpt:
{ Daemon }

Wrath tasted like a pool of blood in the back of my mouth, and I was unable to see or think past it. There were a lot of things I could deal with, that I could force myself to tolerate and I could wait on. But him touchingher like that not only crossed the line, it blew a freaking hole in it.
Shifting into my true form, I felt the immediate bombard- ment from others of my kind, their needs and wants, rising in a vicious cyclone, but my rage overwhelmed them. Catching Quincy the second before he could shift, I flung him into the far wall, but this time with a hell of a lot more effort than when I found him in her room.
Body say hello to wall.
He crashed into it without changing. Plaster cracked and gave way under the impact. White dust flew into the air. Quincy started to slide down the wall. That was the funny thing about the Luxen. They hadn’t realized yet just how weak they were in their human forms.
I was on him before he hit the floor.
Slamming my fist into his chin, I reveled in the cracking sound of his head knocking backward. Nowhere near done, I hauled him up and then practically put him through the wall, all the way to the supporting beams.
Then I let go.
Quincy went down, crumpled on the floor, flickering in and out like a squashed lightning bug. Shimmery blue liquid seeped out from behind his head, and as I stared down at him, debating on whether or not I wanted to throw him like a foot- ball through a nearby window, I realized just how quiet the room was.
Leaving Quincy, or whatever was left of him, I shifted out of my true form as I turned around. I might have maybe gone too far with that, but there was nothing I could do about it now.
Rolland arched a brow. “Well, then . . . ”
Chest rising and falling sharply, I spared him a quick glance
before turning to where she stood. Her hands were gripping the back of a chair as she stared at me, her gray eyes so big and so wide on her pale face.
Our gazes locked, and I could tell by the stricken look on her face that she wasn’t sure what to make of any of this. There was confusion and raw hurt and fury pouring from her, choking the air, choking me.
It took several moments to slow my roll. I got my breathing in check as I forced myself back to Rolland, meeting his curious stare. “I told him not to touch her before and that if he did, I would kill him. I’m not a liar.”
Sadi’s gaze flicked to where Quincy lay. “He’s not dead.” “Yet,” I promised.
A look of anticipation, of pure eagerness, swept over Sadi’s
face as she wet her bottom lip. “Why would you care if he touched her or not?”
There were a thousand endless reasons. “She belongs to me.” I could practically feel the daggers she was driving into my back, but I didn’t look at her. “No one else. It’s as simple as that.”
Rolland eyed me intently, and then he pushed off the desk. Straightening, he clapped his hands. “Everyone. Listen up.”
I stiffened, knowing this could be real bad.
“You.” He motioned to another Luxen. “Get Quincy out of here. Let me know if he wakes up.”
Part of me hoped he did so I could beat the shit out of him again.
To Sadi, Rolland pinned her with a sharp look. “Take this young . . . lady over here and make sure she gets cleaned up and that’s she comfortable.”
Oh hell no. I opened my mouth, but Sadi snapped forward, her eyes glittering with malicious pleasure. “Of course,” she said, casting a half smile in my direction as she all but bounced past me. I stepped forward to intercept and make good use of the window.
“You,” Rolland directed at me, “will stay right here.” Then to Dee, he smiled. “It’s late. I find that being in this form makes me incredibly hungry. Would you get something for me to eat?”
Dee hesitated, but then nodded. Turning, she shot me a worried look as she hurried out of the room to do Rolland’s bidding.


Check out the other blogs on the tour for more excerpts:
7/15- Mundie Moms
7/16- Tales of a Ravenous Reader
7/17- Once Upon a Twilight
7/18- Book Hounds
7/19- Books Complete Me
7/20- Cover Contessa
7/29- Secretly Adorkable

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Parallel Triangle by Kimberly Ann Miller



Book Blurb:
How does a cruise change your life?
By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle.
Carly Carmichael has one goal in life--to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she's never needed one--until now. When Carly's parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once the ship sails into the Bermuda Triangle, Carly finds herself unable to sing or walk, much less preform. And things just go downhill from there. Hoping for help from the ship's doctor, she ends up with more questions than answers about the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and why her life is now unrecognizable. If Carly can't get her real life back on track, she may end up spending the next sixty years trapped in a life the Triangle chooses for her. 
Release date:  April 28th 2015

Author Bio:
Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor's degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master's degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She’s an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she's not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook.

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