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Friday, December 28, 2012

Fire and Ice Blog Tour!

Is love stronger than race?

The world is changing as we know it, the human race is dwindling, but so are the angels. In order to preserve their bloodlines they have bred with humans, creating a new race called Nephilim. But there is one race that is more endangered than humans or Seraphim, Archangels.
As most people believe the Archangels have become extinct, rumors surface of a Legend; that a baby was born out of flame, the offspring of an archangel.

Dyston Blackbell is tasked to find and protect this child. He sends her strange dreams in hope that she will find him. When he discovers that she has enrolled at his family’s angel academy in Melbourne, he will do anything to protect Scarlett. But when he finds himself falling for her the Heavenly realm rejects him.

But 21-year-old Scarlett Porter realizes that being half Archangel has some advantages. She has developed a unique trait, one that marks her as an Archangel. Will she keep it to herself or use it to fight back?

When an old enemy resurfaces, The Lucifites, Scarlett discovers that Dyston’s older brother Lakyn is at the helm of their sinister plans; to destroy the Nephilim race or use Scarlett for their own selfish purposes when they find out who she really is.

And when Lakyn discovers that Scarlett had only seduced him to rescue Dyston from his prison in the Realm of Light, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery and destruction. One that sees him venturing farther off course than his father would like. Will he choose a new life of love or his old life of darkness?

Author Bio:
I am an Australian author who began writing when I was fifteen or sixteen, originally song lyrics, but then moved onto fanfiction when I was nineteen. Having published over 20 stories online. One of which was nominated for an award. I have also written, directed and starred in two original plays entitled, “No Frills Airlines: Flight 123,” and the sequel, “No frills Airlines: Come Fly with Us.” The latter of which was a musical.

I have studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science and dramatic arts but have always known my true calling was writing.
My hobbies include, writing my books and scripts, reading, singing, acting, directing, watching movies, 50’s fashion and playing with my animals. When I am not writing I can be found reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of my ‘furbabies’.



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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Beyond the Books Blog Tour: Hobbies Outside of Reading!

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What's my favorite thing to do when not reading a good book? The answer is closely related to reading actually. One of the things I like most about reading is being able to escape and discover new things.

I love to travel! At 21, I have some pretty cool places under my traveling belt, and funny enough, all my trips have been in the past four years and I've never taken a trip with my parents and/or brother.

The last place I visited was one I had wanted to visit my entire life:

New York City! The Big Apple! I was in NYC for four days at the beginning of October and got to see most of its most memorable destinations.

The trip I took before New York was to Arizona for a Romance Reader event. Sadly, I don't have any good pictures of the area, but the mountains were beautiful as we drove from the Pheonix airport to our destination.

The very first trip, and my biggest one, was during the summer of '09. I had just graduated high school and instead of getting money or some other type of gift from my parents, I got to go with my best friend and her mother on an amazing trip to England, Whales and Ireland.

One of the coolest places I got to visit while in England (sadly, I did not get to go to Stonehenge like I wanted to) was Shakespeare's birthplace. That's me in the garden outside the house. I also got to see where he lived when he was married.

My favorite part of this trip, besides Shakespeare, was all the castles we got to tour! This is one in Ireland.

Our hotel in Whales

In Ireland
On a mountain side in Ireland

I have two trips scheduled this summer. I'm going back to Arizona for Arizona Dreamin' and in August I'll be visiting Las Vegas, Nevada for several days! Other places I'd like to see in the future are: Paris, Rome, Greece, and many more!

*Fun fact: Though I love to travel, I'm not a big fan of planes.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

*This is one of several covers for this book*
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

My Review:
This is the first Zombie book I've ever read. It's the only paranormal creature that I've avoided on purpose. I mean, who would want to read about dead people that eat brains and can't articulate worth a damn? To me, that didn't sound worth my money at all, let alone something I would enjoy.

I picked Warm Bodies up after I saw the trailer. I know that's the one thing fans of the book dread hearing. Well, in my case, I picked the book up because I know the book is always better than the movie. The trailer looked good, slightly cheesy, but good. Zombies that can cure themselves? That can become alive and fall in love again? That didn't sound so bad. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the twisted romance/post-apocalyptic mash up.

First off, let me say that the ending was slightly cheesy, but in a cute way. (Supposedly there is a sequel in the works- not sure how I feel about that. I personally think the book should be left as is- unless it is a really good sequel and knowing Isaac it will be.) However, Marion's unique and spectacular writing makes up for that and more. Holy cow. I don't usually toss around the word beautiful when it comes to the way some authors write, but I can honestly say that Isaac Marion's writing is beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, etc. The dialogue, especially R's parts was slightly weird to me because of all the broken up words and ellipses (which I understand is necessary because he is a zombie), but the things going on in his head really make the novel shine. Despite R's limited vocabulary, I fell for him. That's not an easy thing to do considering he's a zombie and until now I strongly disliked them.

One thing that scared me about this book is that I'm a tad squeamish and am not a horror fan at all. While this book was a tad gruesome at times, never once was I creeped out nor did I think anything was too disgusting. It's really well done and actually drew me into the story even further. 

I think the best way to describe this book is to call it beautifully gruesome. 
The reader will discover hidden meanings within the story about life and about humanity. 


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Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dazzle Blog Tour: Excerpt and Spotlight

Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she’s expected to fulfill.
However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That’s why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she’s always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own.
Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.

My heart races, and I fight to keep my breath even. He turns to me. I lift my chin and he tilts his face toward mine. Our lips meet and I reach up to grab his neck. His mouth feels so good. Kissing him is nothing like kissing Micah. The times when Micah and I kissed it was comfortable and relaxing, like eating ice cream or watching my favorite movie. Kissing Sam is like riding a roller coaster or jumping off a cliff into freezing cold water. It’s explosive and wild and leaves me breathless. But it always leaves me wanting more.


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The Author
Amber Garza

Amber Garza has had a passion for writing since she was a little girl, making books out of notebook paper and staples. Other than writing she is addicted to coffee, candy and reading. She lives in California with her husband, and two children.

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Gravely Inanimated Book Trailer and Book Spotlight!


Extra, extra, read all about it: Zombies Invade London!

It has been thirty years since the Voodoo Queen plagued England with the zombie disease that has since swept the world. Humans have had to learn to function around them while the dead kill innocent people. The government continues its efforts to try to contain and find a cure for the problem.

However, by the cover of night, a man who was born half zombie and half human known only as Aeron, roams the streets in search of protecting the upright citizens from the flesh eating creatures. One foggy evening Lucille Knight becomes one of these people, Aeron’s interest is instantly peeked. A woman who gets upset with him for saving her life? What is wrong with her?

But Aeron will have a little competition when Miss. Knight meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, the son of Earl Thomas or a man better known as: The Inventor. A man who builds automatons for the direct purpose of killing zombies; mysteriously understanding their blood and the way they sense humans.

Lucy is taken by the masked man known as Aeron and the equally mysterious Lord Garrett. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she doesn’t know which one is less dangerous. What secrets do Aeron and Garrett keep from Lucy? Will Miss. Knight be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?

It is still unclear. And the current edition isn’t spilling the beans just yet…

Author Bio:

My name is Esther Wheelmaker and I am the author of the upcoming series, Zombiepunk. For now my background is going to be my little secret. However, at times I may let little bits out here and there.
Let’s face it…everyone likes a girl with alittle mystery.
Every Monday you will find me here speaking about the zombiepunk books and what’s going on in my world of writing. Some will be informative and some will be me bragging.
On Wednesdays I will be updating you on Steampunk music, movies and events. Then on Friday you will get all the juicy gossip on the London elite; the people in the zombiepunk books. It’s going to be a good time had by all.
Hugs and Corsets,
Pre-buy option: (right hand side).

Happy Reading!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Vampyre Kisses Blog Tour‏

Vampyre Kisses Excerpt
By: Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

After a half hour, I decided to sit down for a minute to catch my breath. I ordered a shot and a water to get some liquid into me, and searched around for Mac. He wasn’t visible anywhere over the mass of bobbing heads and twisting bodies. As I continued to look around, I noticed two men at a corner table observing the dancers. One of the men must have felt my eyes on him, because he turned to look at me. He gave me a half smile and got out of his seat to walk over to my table. A slower-paced song with a good beat came on. I looked up into his pale green eyes and he offered his hand. I took it, and he led me to the dance floor. He put his strong hands on my back and we moved to the music. His curly dark reddish-brown hair fell past his ears and framed his flawless oval face, complemented by deep-set round eyes and a pointed nose. He licked his thick lips and showed his perfect white teeth with a small smile. With my heels on, our eyes met perfectly opposite one another. His silk black shirt swayed back and forth as we moved. A few buttons were undone to show his smooth chest. Leather pants hung on his hips that pressed against my bare thighs at different points when we moved. We stared at each other during each song that played; I felt like a feather floating in the warm brisk air.
With a tap on my shoulder, I turned around to find Mac staring at me, then at the man. He put his lips to my ear: “I need to talk to you for a sec.” I turned back to the man and put one finger up to let him know I would be right back. He nodded, and I turned to follow Mac off the dance floor.
“That man is bad news,” he said, his lips next to my ear.


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Author Heather McCorkle: Holiday Hullabaloo Giveaway Day 7

Author Heather McCorkle: Holiday Hullabaloo Giveaway Day 7: It's day seven of the week of giveaways by a fabulous group of authors brought together by the bestselling Denise Grover Swank. Each da...

Indie Author Holiday Giveaway

Author of Golden Mane:

Kara Tollman
Twitter: @KaraTollam
Jilted available on Amazon:
Author of Jilted:

K.W. McCabe
Twitter: @kw_mccabe
Author of The Dragon's Call:
Barnes and Noble:

Valerie Bowen
Twitter: @226val
Author of Retribution:

KaNeshia Michelle
Twitter: @knamichelle
Author of Ruck's Nightmare:

Dennis Moore
Twitter: @dennismoore2
Author of Scattered to the Four Winds:

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

All Roads Lead To Hell Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway!

"Genesis Queen"
Book 3 in ROAD TO HELL series
Coming December 18, 2012 to Decadent Publishing and online e-book stores

Victory is hollow when fate maneuvers one as a pawn.

Madison’s mission is complete. Nix is rescued from Hell and her son safe from his dark destiny. But as she rests in the safe harbor of Nix’s love, her demonic husband warns of a murderous plot. Can she trust that it’s the truth and not another scheme to claim her for Hell’s throne?

                 Sometimes internal conflict can house our biggest demons.

With allies divided and prophecy heralding defeat, Madison gambles on Micah’s tenuous honor to keep their son protected. Torn between her heart’s desires and her dark requirements, Madison worries her hellish fate cannot be avoided. When betrayal comes from an unlikely direction, all their futures may be damned. In the darkest hour of Madison’s life, an undeniable providence will transpire. Who can she trust? And how far will she fall to defeat her foes?

Amid the rubble of defeat, will Hell’s Genesis Queen dawn?

Genesis Queen Excerpt:
“I like the way you move, kitten.”
She took a deep breath, like she needed the extra oxygen to deal with him. “Did you square away the angels in Hell?”
“Yes.” Details weren’t necessary when they both knew he’d instituted a brutal torture regimen for all of them. “Dance with me?”
“To this music?”
“You didn’t appear to be having any problem.” He held his hand out toward her.
She stared at his palm. Her expression was reminiscent of an individual confident selling their soul was a reckless choice but entering the deal anyway.
“I don’t bite.”
Her gaze felt like an impact against his. “You did in Hell.”
He wrangled the grin under control. “Then I won’t bite.”
“I don’t think it’s a good idea, Micah.”
A casual shrug when nothing about her body language suggested she felt relaxed. She crossed her arms beneath her breasts. “Nix says my idea of dancing is sex with clothes on. He couldn’t tolerate it and if he couldn’t….” She trailed off and gaped at him as if she’d just realized she’d been about to insult him.
Micah grinned. “I haven’t lived as long as I have without executing restraint.” He stepped closer to her. “I’ve controlled myself with you more than any other.” Because she is my woman and deserves my respect.
Madison allowed him to pull her arms free of their defensive fold. Holding her gaze, Micah coaxed her into his embrace…left hip to left hip, his leg thrusting between her knees, gliding upward and parting her thighs.
She bit her bottom lip. Her breathing grew shallow. The heavy beat of the music thumped around them. His pulse throbbed faster.
Hell’s delights, she felt fantastic against him.
“Relax,” he said when she remained inflexible. A soft wind would break one of her bones. “I only want to dance with you.” Like when they’d been married, just a different manner of movement. This one more intimate than what they normally partook.
Her focus locked on his jaw, and she sharply inhaled when he slid his palm down her back and settled on her hips. He executed the first moves and she followed. As if magnetized, they gyrated in perfect synchronicity.

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Signed copy of Pandora's Box | Signed copy of Hell's Phoenix | Road to Hell Bumper Magnet | Hellhound Magnet | Madison's Life Lesson's Magnet | Pandora's Box Magnet | Hell's Phoenix Magnet Pandora's Box/Hell's Phoenix Postcard sized Magnet | Road to Hell book thong | Hellhound Rubber Bracelet | Hellhound Luggage Tag


Signed copy of Madison's Life Lessons | Road to Hell Bumper Magnet | Hellhound Magnet | Madison's Life Lesson's Magnet | Pandora's Box Magnet | Hell's Phoenix Magnet | Pandora's Box/Hell's Phoenix Postcard sized Magnet | Hellhound Rubber Bracelet | Bracelet (donated by Kathryn Grimes at Tsk Tsk What to Read)


Road to Hell Bumper Magnet | Hellhound Magnet Madison's Life Lesson's Magnet | Pandora's Box Magnet | Hell's Phoenix Magnet | Pandora's Box/Hell's Phoenix Postcard sized Magnet | Hellhound Rubber Bracelet | Bookmark (donated by Kathryn Grimes at Tsk Tsk What to Read)

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Tour Schedule:
12/14/12 Gracen Miller (Day in the Life of Madison)
12/15/12 The Secret Sanctuary of Books
12/16/12 Kristina’s Books and More
12/17/12 Tich Brewster
12/18/12 Delphina Reads Too Much
12/19/12 Tina Carriero 
12/20/12 Candace Pages
12/21/12 Steph C Brentson
12/22/12 Tsk Tsk What to Read
12/26/12 Tammy Middleton
12/27/12 Forbidden Reviews
12/28/12 Chastity Bush 
12/30/12 Melissa Keir
1/3/13 United by Books
1/4/13 Mary of Book Nerds Across America
1/6/13 Intoxicated By Books 
1/9/13 Earth’s Book Nook
1/10/13 Jennilinh Dinh Bitten By Love 
1/11/13 Simply Sexy Stories
Happy Reading!