Friday, November 21, 2014

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At Boomerang, one night can change everything…


Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Question: What do you get when friends pen a story with heart, plenty of laughs, and toe-curling kissing scenes? Answer: Noelle August, the pseudonym for renowned editor and award-winning writer Lorin Oberweger and New York Times bestselling YA author Veronica Rossi, the masterminds behind Boomerang. You can visit them at NoelleAugust.com, @Noelle_August,


 













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Strigoi, The Blood Bond

Strigoi, The Blood Bond
by Ron D. Voigts

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Night Wings Publishing
Pub Date: July 11 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook
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On the verge of suicide after his wife leaves him, Alex Regal learns he has inherited property located in a small town deep within the mountains. Putting things on hold, he heads to Glade, hoping for something positive in his life. Getting there is easy but leaving proves to be impossible. A spell exists, keeping everyone captive in this hidden place. 

The town of Glade is run by a Shapeshifter called the Strigoi. The creature needs to drink human blood to survive. Taking the form of a man or an animal, folklore about the Strigoi became the basis of stories about vampires or werewolves. Now Alex must discover a dark secret before he becomes the vampire's next meal.



My Review: So Alex lives a pretty dull life. Even his birthday seems dull, unless a box knife is his dream gift. Then there was this whole wife cheated on him thing, yeah life just isn't peachy right now. Then out o the blue there is someone at his door saying his cousin left him some property. Now his lifeis going to take a turn. Now he learns of a cousin he didn't have and then there is the question of why he life property to him instead of someone else. 

So Alex has arrived to this town and it looks like all these events that happen are a sign that he is never leaving....he planned to tour the home and then sell the place. Only it didn't go as planned. He has no way back home and is stuck in Glade. Then Maggie ends up in town. Each now have to deal with Lord Nickola. 

Neither like whats going on and both try to escape and just put all this behind them. Now do you really think the town is just going to let them go? Yeah....when have things ever gone easy? 

This book is gripping and you will be turning the pages as the pace picks up. I liked this new story and is a good read for anyone.



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10 Things to Know About the Strigoi

While coming up with the lore of Strigoi, I borrowed from actual stories and folklore and added some stuff from my own imagination. Here are top ten things to know.

1. The Strigoi is a shapeshifter. As a shapeshifter, he or she can take on any human form, including the garments worn. Most Strigoi will remain in their own image. In human form, the Strigoi is commonly called a vampire.

2. Some Strigoi prefer to take on the form of an animal. The favorite is the wolf. This by the way unifies the connection between the vampire and werewolf, making them one and the same creature.

3. Strigoi need blood to survive. It is the infusion of iron that they crave and need to subsist. Too much iron though can be dangerous to them.

4. A mirror will reflect the true nature of the Strigoi. Whether in the form of an animal, the image of another man, or themselves appearing youthful, they will look as they should in their refection. In cases where the Strigoi is many centuries old, their appearance can be hideous, decaying, and rotting.

5. An iron stake driven into the chest and through the heart will pin the Strigoi, immobilizing them but not kill. As mentioned in #4 above, it’s the iron that does the trick.

6. They can plant false memories or erase real ones. Making someone do something against their will is another possibility.

7. Sunlight robs the Strigoi of its powers. At this time, they can be killed like a mortal, though they will return after nightfall unless killed as described in #10 below.

8. Becoming a Strigoi occurs when bitten and is transferred by infection, much like rabies or malaria is passed on.

9. An infected person becomes the living Strigoi. The living Strigoi does not age and is immune to disease, cancers, and infections. In death, he or she will return as the “undead”.

10. The only way to kill a Strigoi is by decapitation or fire. In the latter case, the creature must be totally consumed, leaving only ash.

Cadence Reflection

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Title: Cadence Reflection (Wheels & Hogs #2)
Author: D.M. Earl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2014
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Cadence Powers is tattooed, pierced, and panty dropping gorgeous. Women love him and men want to be him. It appears to the world that he has it all, but what people don't see is that Cadence is a damaged haunted man, held back by untold secrets that keep him from living a real life.

When he meets Trinity Vinkers, he feels as if he can finally live the life he desperately wants. However, just as their friendship begins to grow, one stupid act causes that friendship to shatter, all because he lets his guard down allowing her into his life.

Trinity appears to be the light to Cadence's dark. Innocent, naïve, and goofy, she seems to bring out the best in everyone around her, but she has her own dark secret. Her persona allows her to fake her way through life, at least until she meets him. Trying not to let her feelings for Cadence get the best of her is taken out of her hands when she makes a wrong decision that leaves her left with an unexpected fallout.

As life takes both Cadence and Trinity down a path that neither will forget, they are unaware of the evil lurking around them. It's watching, waiting to step in and take everything from Cadence.

As the young lovers struggle with their secrets, a close friend will also be fighting for something,... her life. As time goes by, Cadence and the Horde from Wheels & Hogs decide that they have to do whatever it takes to keep what is theirs safe, even as death hovers around like a dark angel.


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D.M. Earl resides in Northwest Indiana. An avid reader for many many years she has finally taken the jump to start writing her own stories professionally. When not reading or writing D.M can be found on her Harley Dyna hitting the road beside her husband riding his own Harley Ultra Classic.

D.M. enjoys her “kids” 4 dogs, 2 indoor cats & 3 outdoor cats. D.M. loves to be outside be it reading, writing or sitting on the deck listening to the chimes with the dogs at her feet. Also her love of gardening is reflected in numerous flower beds and a large vegetable garden.

Connelly’s Horde is her first published work released July 3, 2014. This is a Novella in her series Wheels & Hogs.

She is currently working on Book 2 Cadence Reflection which will publish on November 6, 2014.

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UNSOUND

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Title: UNSOUND
Author: Chantal Fernando & M.N. Forgy
Release Date: December 20, 2014
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Two authors with novellas that you don't want to miss!
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TIME AND TIME AGAIN by Chantal Fernando

I always thought I had luck on my side.
Things seemed to go in my favour, whether by will or by nature.

But that luck just ran out.

Jobless and on the verge of being homeless, I find a strength in me that I didn’t even know existed and discover an unlikely savior --- Tag.

He avoids commitment like the plague, and starting anything with him will only lead to heartbreak.

I know this.

He knows this.

So why am I still here?

Oh, right. Because I want him more than I want my next breath.
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THE BROKEN PIECES OF US by M.N. Forgy

Babs is no stranger to the MC world. As an ol’ lady, she takes the hell that comes with it and dishes it out times two. When things take a turn for the worst, it leaves her questioning just how equipped she is for the hell she lives. She thought her marriage with Locks was it; that she had it all. But the past has a way of sneaking up and tearing life apart. Finding herself trapped as Locks’ ol’ lady, with the threat she will be his till the grave, her world spirals out of control. The only person risking it all to save her is the last person she thought would care: Bull.
President of the Devil’s Dust MC, Bull, is good at running women off and is even better at pissing off his brothers. When he sees the way his vice-president is treating his ol’ lady, he tries to keep his thoughts to himself. The one thing Bull insists on in his club is respect and loyalty: respect for the patch, respect for your brother, and loyalty to the club. However, after finding Babs in a harsh predicament after a run in with Locks, he can’t help but step in.
Crossing lines and hurdling around life’s unpredictability, will they find refuge in each other or will they have to endure what life gives them?
***WARNING - This is not your typical happily ever after.

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Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more. When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.
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M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.


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Hollowed Humusara

Hollowed Humusara (Primortus Chronicles #2)
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It begins again! Skylee Porter thinks the
worst is over. She has faced her greatest fear, the monstrous black-eyed
Brinfrost and survived with the help of Chrism, her shape-shifting sister. Sky
even had the courage to finally admit her true feelings to Will.




But something has changed. The three people she trusts the most are acting
strange. Will seems distant. Her talkative sister has clammed up. Even Airon is
keeping secrets.




Soon, Sky discovers the leaders of the Primortus have plans for her. Then, to
her dismay, they threaten to take away her magical book. The Humusara, the very
thing that tethers her to the world she so desperately wants to protect. And
now, the earth is trembling again. Could there be another Day of Disaster?




Dark powers are at work. Two prophecies loom on the horizon. One declares she’s
the hope of humankind. While the other proclaims she’ll destroy us all.


Sky’s destiny awaits her…





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J.L. Bond and Val Richards met in college in Clarksville Tennessee, where Val excelled in Math and J.L excelled in creative ways to talk Val out of going to class. A few years later…okay, more than a few, they found themselves living about an hour away from one another in Florida and joined forces to write the Primortus Chronicles, YA fantasy- adventure series.  Nowadays, J.L. likes to remind Val that Math isn’t necessary for writing.


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reluctant Prince



Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera #1)
Release Date: 11/03/14
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Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.


Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.


Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.




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Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping--especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She's an
incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.




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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Exquisite Captive

Exquisite Captive
by Heather Demetrios

Book: Dark Caravan Cycle #1
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pub Date: Oct 7 014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed
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Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

My Review: When the book was coming out, I saw a lot of hype for it and found that many reviewers liked it. Even the blurb was interesting, so I gave it a shot. Sadly it wasn't what I expected.

It ended up being one of those books that you just don't know what to say about it. I didn't hate the book, but I didn't love it either.

So maybe I should just say what I did like about the book first. I liked the overall idea and that we had jinni's in it. I did like Nalia. She is the last Jinni of her kind and is technically the rightful heir to the Amethyst crown. She doesn't really want it. What she wants is to be free and save her brother. Nalia was bought and sold as a slave. She now lives with Malek and he has already made two wishes, just one more and she will be free. He hasn't use hid third wish yet, and he has her going off to these places and gives wishes to these men who will pay for it. Though she is tricky and isn't afraid to have a little fun if the client gets out of control. Like lets say making someone invisible and keeping them that way.....be careful for what you wish for moment. When she does return to her home, there is another jinni there and attacks her. Later she finds this jinni and things start to change. This jinni explains everything and could even help her escape. But everything comes with a price.

After that I was able to make I through a few more chapters before I really started to have a hard time with the book, it just lost my interest a few times, but I was able to finish the book.

Now I wasn't happy with the pace of this book, it starts off somewhat slow for me and sticks that way for a little, then it picks up to a better pace and then the pace would slow down again. There were some parts of the book that I think could have been written better and my interest wouldn't have been lost as much. I also would have like more detail on the jinni's world, that would have helped know when it came to parts of the book.

I hope she is able to make the next book better. I will give the next book a shot, but if I'm still not happy, I won't be finishing this series.


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Gideon Lee
Release Date: 10/21/14

 Lark Singer’s relationship with her mother is prickly to say the least. As she enters a musical competition that could launch her career, Lark also searches for answers her mother would rather keep hidden. Throw into the mix the fact her best friend Bean has been acting strangely, and Lark finds herself launched into uncharted territory. Will her quest for answers sabotage her musical aspirations?






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I am the oldest of four children and grew up in a small town in Western Michigan. I grew up reading mysteries, starting with "The Bobbsey Twins" and "The Nancy Drew" series.
By fifth grade I was writing my own mysteries and illustrating them as well. I've always known that I wanted to be a writer and I tucked that little piece of information into the back of my brain; determined to take it out and use it when it was time.
After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree, I landed a sales job. I was on my way! After spending 13 years in the Insurance industry, I met my husband. We soon married and had two beautiful boys. I decided to stay home with my kids. A tough decision, but one I don't regret.
I did, however, miss the hustle and bustle of work - and working toward a goal. That is when the little voice inside my brain said, "It's time to write."
So I did, and "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer" was born, followed by my new book, "The Super Spies and the High School Bomber."
I am very excited as I begin this new "chapter" in my life.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kissing Frogs


Kissing Frogs
Release Date: 11/18/14
Swoon Romance

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Popular party girl and high school senior Jessica Scott has a secret: she used to be a nerd — a big one; a goody two-shoes, grade-skipping, all-state spelling bee champ. But she lost the braces, put on some contacts, and applied all her academic genius to studying and imitating the social elite. Now she rules the school from the upper echelon of the high school realm. With her cool new friends and hottest-guy-in-school boyfriend, life’s a beach — and that’s where she’s headed for Spring Break. That is, until her teacher breaks the bad news that she’s failing Biology — and her only chance to make up the grade is to throw away the culminating trip of her hard-earned popularity and join the Conservation Club in Panama to save the Golden Frog.

Unable to let go of her faded college dreams, Jess finds herself in a foreign country with a new social crew, and one handsome face that stands out as a blast from the past, threatening to ruin her queen bee reputation. Travis Henley may have grown up, but he still likes to play childish games and as payment for retrieving Jess’ lost ring from the bottom of a jungle pool, he wants three dates. While Jess does battle with spiders, snakes, wildfires and smart mean girls, she desperately tries to hang on to the last vestiges of her popular existence like the Golden Frog from its webbed toe. But as she starts to care about something more than tanning and texting – a species on the verge of disappearing forever – she may realize the worth of her inner nerd, and the one frog in particular that could be her prince in disguise.

Set in the lush and tropical El Valle de Anton, this modern fairytale re-imagining of “The Frog Prince” is toe-curling contemporary romance with an environmentalist heartbeat, in the tradition of Stephanie Perkins.




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Alisha Sevigny holds a degree in Sociology and Professional Writing from the University of Victoria, is a film school graduate, former literary agent and current Social Media and Communications Director for an award-winning English school. A shameless romantic, Alisha and her husband have travelled the world together. On a recent trip to Panama with their new daughter, Alisha fell in love with the country, culture, and their national emblem, the Golden Frog. She was inspired to write her first Young Adult novel, Kissing Frogs. Born and raised in Kitimat, British Columbia, Alisha has always had a strong connection to the environment and conservationist spirit. She now lives in Toronto with her family.

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