Friday, July 31, 2015

VBT# Healing Rain - Katy Newton Naas



Healing Rain

Review: Healing Rain - Katy Newton Naas - April 2015

Five months ago , Rain had the perfect life - she was getting good grades, part of the winning cheerleading squad and strong on her christian faith walk and had a wonderful family . That was until one night she walked into her dad's study to find him dead. What happened next was a tumbling down Rain as she quit everything and her life turned from full of life to the living undead as she cut off from everybody including her family. This lead to an attempted suicide and nightmares, now Rain and her family have moved to a small town to start fresh and have a go at rebuilding their lives. With a new outlook on life , Rain heads to therapy sessions and starts a new school . Here she meets a group of new friends - one in particular is Ethan - he is the school popular jock and the pair start dating and soon her new life revolves around him and her friends , does Rain though have time for herself or is she putting her new friendship as a front to hide her true self ? 
Healing Rain is a journey of self-discovery type teen fiction as one girl "Rain" must re-evaluate her life and what she wants in order to move forward and stop hiding from the past and what she is really feeling inside.
Can Rain find herself again or is the girl she once was truly lost forever ?
 Find out in Katy Newton Naas's book "Healing Rain".

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Twinsequence - Jennifer Foor


Twinsequences (Twisted Twin, #1)

Review: Twinsequences - Book #1 Twisted Twin - Jennifer Foor - July 2013

Once upon a time there were two twin girls -Ivy and Willow , they did everything together and they cared about each other. Right up till their senior year at high school when Willow fell in love with Stoshua and instead of taking Willow to prom which she dreamed of, he took Ivy and started dating her. This broke Willow's heart ,eventually Ivy and Willow went their separate ways and Ivy married Stoshua.  Four years later, Ivy rings Willow and says she needs her help and that she has to pretend to be her for a couple of days. This reminded me of the Lying Game with Sutton and Emma. Turns out though that this is a major ploy and really that Ivy is a manipulative and conniving cow and that what Willow has believed her whole life was a lie and that Ivy is pyschotic and so begins a dark twisted tale of sibling hate and manipulation to ruin everything Willow has made of herself and to turn everyone against her and of course since more often than not people always believe the dramatic compulsive liar type person as they are charming , people take Ivy's side and make Willow the bad girl in the picture. Can Willow finally stand up for herself and bring Ivy down a few notches or will she cower and let Ivy ruin her life once and for all ? In a way I found this book a little hard to read especially the second half as I found it written a bit disjointed for my liking but parts of it unfortunately reminded me of my family and what I have been through with siblings and how in some cases due to jealousy, I was made to look like the bad person in the scenario. I think it's due to personal experience and being around people who are  sociopaths and have psychopathic tendencies made me enjoy this book a  bit more than I probably would have if I hadn't any knowledge of the above.


 

Inkspell YA Paranormal Romance Tour #2: Reflected and The Last Protector Book Spotlight








Genre: Young Adult



Reflected by Majanka Verstraete

A Mirrorland Novel


When Alison was stuck in Mirrorland, all she wanted was to be alive again. Now she’s gotten her revenge by inhabiting Piper's body and trapping her behind the mirror. But pretending to be Piper is more difficult than she imagined it would be.

On top of that, the borders between Mirrorland and the real world are crumbling. Danger abounds, demons appear in high school, and if wasn’t for the help of a new mysterious guy, Alison might not have escaped. But there’s more to this guy than meets the eye, and she’s determined to find out what, especially since it might be related to her own supernatural problems.

Meanwhile, Piper tries to convince the Horseman of Death to help her return to her own world, but he's got his own hidden agenda, which may cause more serious risks. Can Piper find a way to restore the balance before both worlds collide?

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About the Author


Majanka Verstraete has a Master of Laws degree, and is studying for a Master of Criminology degree. She lives in Belgium, but prefers to write in English. She writes speculative fiction for kids and young adults.

Several of her books have been published so far, including picture books, chapter books and young adult novels. Her debut young adult novel, “Fractured”, the first book in the Mirrorland series, released in 2014.

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The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes



Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the
Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?


*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.
Ebook only: $0.99*



Buy Links: Amazon


~About the Author~

Stephanie Keyes grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and spent years traveling and working as a Corporate Trainer before she made the decision to pen her first novel. As a teen, her family always accused her of having an “overactive imagination.” Now, she’s encouraged to keep her head in the clouds and share her world with readers.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher, all from by Inkspell Publishing. The Fallen Stars was a 2013 semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards. The Star Child has topped the Amazon best-seller list several times since its 2012 release. Steph writes YA novels because she’s a hopeless romantic who lives to believe that Magick truly does exist. She is hard at work on a new YA novel.

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~About Inkspell Publishing~

Inkspell Publishing is a small quality publisher who help authors with their dream of publication. Inkspell has become known for its stunning covers and quality books. It features Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance books. Check out our books, submission guidelines and outstanding covers on our website.

Inkspell Publishing has over 48 current releases in a variety of genres from Young Adult to Contemporary, from Paranormal Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Holiday stories and weddings. Inkspell Publishing even has free reads, some of which tie into our series books. You see there’s something for everyone. Our goal is to produce quality books that appeal to a wide variety of readers. We are always looking for quality stories and driven authors.


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Inkspell Publishing is giving away a $5.00 Amazon during the tour. For a chance to win please fill out the rafflecopter below.





BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews - RELEASE DAY

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Today we are celebrating the release of BEFORE &AFTER by Nazarea Andrews. This book is a New Adult contemporary romance. Be sure to check out the giveaway below for a beautiful necklace and signed copy.

 

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Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant. They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan. Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten? BA_Teaser_4BA_Teaser_1BA_Teaser_5
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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.




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Cherish Her by Amanda Kaitlyn - Book Spotlight




Cherish Her (Find Her series Book 2)


Title: Cherish Her

Author: Amanda Kaitlyn

Release date: July 5th, 2015

Genre: New Adult Romance



Book Description:
When Aria Morgan met Gavin Thomas, the last thing she was looking for was love. Love hurts. She knew that. She knew there was no chance she was ready to be close to someone again. But the draw between them was too much to avoid or ignore and somehow, she’d found a way to live again and Aria found her happiness again.
A terrible misunderstanding almost splits them apart for good but Aria and Gavin vow to hold on to the love they share. When you find the one person who accepts you for who you are- faults and all, how can you possibly let that go? How can Aria fathom it?
But when a loss so big, a loss that rocks her world and shatters it to pieces, forces her to make that choice for the safety of her own heart, can she let go of her love?
Can Gavin, a man so filled with adoration for the beautifully perfect dancer he met only months ago, let her go if she asks him to?
Loss forces them apart, will thier grief bind them together in the love they found one summer day? Or will it be lost forever?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZQR5A7K/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_fAZNvbJBE9PT0

About the Author:

Amanda Kaitlyn is a new and up and coming author of contemporary romance. The Find Her series is her first work. If she isn’t writing or developing her characters, you can find her in front of her kindle or spending time with her family and friends. When she’s not writing, she is a coffee loving barista and a good listener to her friends. Writing has always been her passion!

https://amandakaitlynauthor.wordpress.com/




VBT# Bridesmaid Blues - Boone Brux



Bridesmaid Blues

Review: Bridesmaid Blues - Boone Brux - June 2015

Bridesmaid Blues is one of those stories where we can all relate, especially if we have had a guy friend whom we have known for like ever and we have had this major crush on him and we finally get the chance to date him and all goes well and then WHAM BAM he dumps you and you are left heartbroken because you have not only lost your boyfriend and the one you loved secretly for years on end but also have lost your best friend. That was the basis of Dani and Jamie's relationship as they had known each other for five years and during this friendship time Dani was falling slowly in love with Jamie and then they managed to start dating till 9 months later when he dumped her and moved even worse to another state.  A year passes and we read as Dani is heartbroken and still reeling at the loss of Jamie and imagining all the ways she could love and hurt him at the same time - typical girl. Whereas Jamie being the typical male has moved on and had a few relationships - one in particular with Sonja who again cliched - you guessed it is a "Supermodel" type beauty . Now Dani's best friend is getting married and she has asked Dani to be the Maid of Honor, the downside to the wedding though is that Jamie is going to be there.  Can Dani face seeing Jamie again and has she got a plan of revenge up her sleeve or will they realise that in fact they both have strong feelings still about each other and the wedding be their chance to reconnect and finally have what they should have had a year ago ?
This was one of those HEA type contemporary romances that Entangled LoveStruck are so good at producing for us closet romance readers to sit and get lost in .

 

VBT# Just a Kiss - Kate Kisset





Review: Just a Kiss - Book #1 Single Girls Wine Club Series - Kate Kisset - July 2015

It seems that when girls suffer loss and find their boyfriends/husbands cheating , the only thing to do is pack up and move somewhere else where you don't have to face the reality. For Sarah , her mother died and then she caught her fiance in the act at their bakery in San Francisco.  Desperate and upset, she ends up moving with her friend Danica to Sonoma Valley which is just over the Golden Gate Bridge in a lovely wine country - It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit as it just sounds so beautiful and exquisite. So , Sarah packs up and moves in with Danica to her mansion in Sonoma Valley. Here she opens up a little cafe and bakery of her own and is trying to rejoin the world of being a single woman. What will happen though when with Danica's connections, Jamie Santino - movie actor ends up alongside her in her bakery. Jamie is to be starring in a movie as a baker and wants to get a hands on experience and who better to teach him than Sarah , this will also help with a boost of business for her newly opened cafe/bakery. As they work together, at first it's a rocky start as Sarah has sworn off men and she definitely doesn't trust actors who are charming and suave, but when they kiss - it's passion. Can Sarah talk herself into thinking that it was "just a kiss" and nothing more ? Can Jamie prove to Sarah that he isn't just another playboy actor and that he knows that they have something special ? 
Find out in Book #1 of Kate Kisset's new series "The Single Girls Wine Club" .

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review: Compulsive - Lia Fairchild



As I write this review I am in two minds as I had high hopes for this book as I found the idea of a book written about compulsive liars fascinating as I have a family member who is one but as I started reading this book, it fell flat for me and I felt I wasn't grabbed as much as I had hoped. It started well, with the main character waking up in someone's bed and being called Sky and saying she was a Doctor and then had her friend Nathan pick her up and then from there it was a bit blaise. The book tells us about Gray Sky who is a compulsive liar and we read as the lies slip easily off her tongue and that she is attending therapy for this - which is where Dr. Daniel Harrison comes into the picture and he becomes a possible love interest. I had hoped that in this book, we could discover a bit more on why Gray was a compulsive liar but I found the whole book a bit too disjointed for my liking. In all though it was a good building of a connection between Daniel and Gray as she opens up to him about her past and some hidden truths for once. The author had a great premise and if you do love edgy novels, then you will find this one gritty but if you are in for a easy ride type book , then Compulsive is not for you as readers - prepare for a rollercoaster ride as you read through the pages of Compulsive by Lia Fairchild.

 

Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: The Woe of Jade Doe Book Spotlight



Dorothy's Derby Chronicles Woe of Jade Doe


Title: Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: Woe of Jade Doe
Author: Meghan Dougherty
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Summary:

When times get tough, just keep skating…

Ever since Dorothy joined the Slugs & Hisses Derby team, her life has been one adventure after another. Dorothy’s onetime enemy Alex is now a friend, while her friend Jade keeps missing practices. Then the skating rink shuts down, and Dorothy’s life becomes as jumbled as a derby jam. And that’s not to mention the bizarre things happening to anyone who enters the rink (maybe it’s haunted?)…

Can Dorothy restore order to the new life she’s finally settling into, or will her world become a crazy mess she can’t skate away from?


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About the Author and Illustrator:

Meghan Dougherty is a full-time PR consultant. In 2007 she joined the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls roller derby league. She lives in Colorado.

Alece Birnbach owned her own advertising agency before creating designs that appear on more than 100 products. She lives in Colorado.
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Excerpt from Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: Woe of Jade Doe
“You okay, Dorth?” Max asked, squeezing Dorothy’s hand.
Dorothy stared into Max’s chocolate-­brown eyes. Words weren’t coming. From the tip-­top of her curly red hair down to her hand-­me-­down roller skates, Dorothy was buzzing with delight. She wasn’t even twelve yet, and she had just been kissed! She had thought the night couldn’t get any better after coaching her team, the Slugs ’n’ Hisses, to a win at the Halloween championship bout. But here she was, hand in hand with the boy of her dreams.
Floating on a cloud of bliss, Dorothy was barely aware of the roller rink under her feet or her nearby team chanting, “I’m a roller derby girl. Derby, derby, roller, yeah!”
And there was another sound too, like a squeal—­but not a happy squeal. More like a metallic screech, actually. And it was growing louder. Dorothy’s gaze shot upward and her bliss vanished, replaced instead with heart-­pounding terror.
Suddenly, everything and everyone in the dimly lit, outdated Galactic Skate was moving in slow motion. The dusty ceiling fans ticked as slowly as the second hand on a clock. The people in the stands lumbered toward the door like molasses on the faded, star-­patterned carpet.
“Get off the floor!” Dorothy screamed. “Now!
Her team stopped chanting and turned to look at her with puzzled faces.
“Frappit,” Dorothy said, dropping Max’s hand. She rocketed toward her team, her arms waving frantically above her head. “Move it!” A second later, time was in hyperdrive.
You heard your coach!” Grandma Sally yelled. Her tight, fishnet stockings made Grandma’s thighs look like a pair of misshapen waffles. Unaware that her sexy nun costume was riding up dangerously high, she hooked Jade by the arm and pulled her toward the bleachers.
“Ouch, Grandma! Easy,” Jade complained, hopping on one foot. “My ankle, remember?”
The next few seconds were a blur of confusion with the clack and swoosh of skate wheels, the cries of “Run!” from the few remaining fans standing in the bleachers, and above it all, a metallic banshee shriek growing louder each second.
In the chaos, Dorothy realized she had lost track of Sam. Cold fingers of panic wrapped around Dorothy’s throat and squeezed. Her nine-­year-­old sister had been there just a minute ago, chanting and celebrating with her team. Where was she now? In the frenzy, Dorothy slowed way down, carefully scanning the people running past the rundown refreshment area and blackened popcorn machine and the restrooms with the groovy guy-­and-­gal signage. No Sam.
Then it happened. With a bang like a gun going off, the chain that held the giant disco ball to the ceiling snapped. Dorothy turned and watched helplessly as the ball fell. Time slowed again. It was like a horror movie version of the Times Square countdown on New Year’s Eve—­a glittering ball of death was plummeting toward the floor, and there wasn’t a single thing Dorothy or anyone could do to stop it.
Sam!” she cried desperately, but all she heard in return were the screams of her terrified teammates and shattering glass.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Inkspell YA Paranormal Romance Tour #1: Freaksville and Full Moon



Genre: Young Adult Paranormal 




Full Moon By Kristy Centeno 



 Hidden lies...hidden demons…hidden battles…All leading to the ultimate sacrifice….

She knows what really brought me here.

She knows the ulterior motives that lead to our friendship.

She doubts what’s in my heart.

What she doesn’t know…all I’m willing to sacrifice in order to ensure eternity for her.

On the brink of putting a face to our enemy, I may have screwed up myself even more. As it turns out, now I’m battling not only an alpha with an uncanny ability to hide where no one can find him, but my own inner demons as well. Physically challenged, my only chance is to rely on two things: my brother and my love for her.

In the end, will Marjorie comprehend the depth of my sacrifice? Or will her pride get in the way of understanding…and her life?

Buy Links:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Kobo  All Romance eBooks 

~About the Author~ 

Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.

She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to several of her published works. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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Freaksville by Ashley Brooke Robbins

Welcome to Westera, here you’ll find the most amazing views. This is the mountains, of course. If you look to your left you’ll find a nice couple cuddling on the park bench. It is chilly today, oh, wait…why is there blood coming from her neck?
Yes, here in Westera you do get those interesting views of the beautiful landscape. The waterfalls, the nice people. It’s a wonderful place to reside.

What most people don’t know is…that it’s also where the freaks reside.

Hello all, my name is Nessa and I’m a witch. My friends are vampires. We’re not evil, at least I’m pretty sure we’re not. And I do like people…for the most part.



~About the Author~


Ashley’s favorite thing to write about is basically anything to do with myths, supernatural, paranormal…but upon occasion she’ll write about normal teenage life. It comes somewhat naturally to her considering she’s nineteen herself.

If the vampires or other supernatural beings still haven’t claimed her, you’ll most likely find her with her computer, working on whatever story plots invaded her mind at that time. Like most teenagers, she’s still unsure of what all she wants to do with her life. Become a marine biologist, graphic designer, editor, fashion designer? Or maybe just stick to writing, we might find out one day.

She hopes to one day travel the world, take her mom to swim with the dolphins, and let her sister finally visit Graceland. She currently lives in North Carolina with her mom, sister, and three crazy dogs who think they’re human.


You can find her on her website: http://purpleunicorns174.wix.com/talknerdytome, or on pretty much any other social media site as AshKat174. You can probably find the links to those on her website.




~About Inkspell Publishing~

Inkspell Publishing is a small quality publisher who help authors with their dream of publication. Inkspell has become known for its stunning covers and quality books. It features Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance books. Check out our books, submission guidelines and outstanding covers on our website.

Inkspell Publishing has over 48 current releases in a variety of genres from Young Adult to Contemporary, from Paranormal Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Holiday stories and weddings. Inkspell Publishing even has free reads, some of which tie into our series books. You see there’s something for everyone. Our goal is to produce quality books that appeal to a wide variety of readers. We are always looking for quality stories and driven authors.


~Giveaway~

Inkspell Publishing is giving away a $5.00 Amazon during the tour. For a chance to win please fill out the rafflecopter below.






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