Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Mortal Enchantment by Stacy O'Neale

Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!
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On to the reveal!
Mortal Enchantment
“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.
Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.
To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.
As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...
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The Shadow PrinceEvery sacrifice has consequences. Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
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Photoshoot-21Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing. Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

REVIEW: The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

In The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams, we are introduced to a resident of The Haven in the Year 2020.  The Haven is the only place she and her fellow residents have ever known.  They are told that the outside world is dangerous; plagued with a disease that has killed millions.  They are also told within each of them could be the cure.

Shiloh is a rarity among residents of The Haven; she can remember things.  This is rare because each night the residents are given a tonic which supposedly is like liquid vitamins, but also helps them forget the previous day when they wake up each morning.  Shiloh remembers though and fears every day that another person she knows will be taken. When doctors find evidence of the plague in a resident’s body they remove it. Sometimes taking a limb, sometimes an organ and sometimes it’s fatal.  Shiloh remembers everyone that has been taken.

Her friend Gideon is a rarity too.  He believes there is a cure and that the staff and faculty of the facility are keeping it from them.  He is treading on dangerous ground though as descent is not tolerated and can result in higher doses of the tonic or worse…


As a fan of dystopian YA I knew pretty much immediately I was going to enjoy this book.  Shiloh is a very likeable main character which I could relate to.  My having a disability sometimes means that I don’t have control over situations as much as I would like. So, when Shiloh had similar feelings I felt for her. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: Deviation





Ven is an imitation and in the sequel of the novel by the same name, she continues on her mission to save those like her.  To do that she knows she must kill Titus Rogen, but could there be someone pulling his strings too? Someone who is even more powerful?


In the beginning of this novel we find Ven aka Raven Rogen’s Imitation forced to interrogate the leaders of a rebel faction.  In the last novel she helped them move her friends, also imitations to a new space to hide.  The interrogation does not go well, with one killing themselves and the other not saying a word.  The good news is for the moment her fellow imitations are safe being kept in the abandoned basement of her friend Obidiah fathers business.  She tries to visit them as much as possible, but sadly due to Titus’s tight grip it’s not nearly as often as she would like.


Things with Linc are better than ever.  They still have to sneak around for any alone time, but their love is strong.  Titus though is aware of their relationship and makes sure that Ven knows that if she disobeys that Linc or any of the other people she cares about will be hurt.


I enjoyed the action in this book, though the abuse can get downright uncomfortable at times I admire Ven for continuing to stay strong throughout. Titus’s evil knows no bounds and it’s sickening the levels to which he sinks to keep order.  You also see underneath though a bit of fear when he speaks to one person.  I truly believe the truest evil might be that person. This book is worth the price and I read it quickly over two days.





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Monday, March 3, 2014

Book Highlight: The White Door by Christy Sloat


 
Title: The White Door
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult
Series: The Visitors Series, Book 3
Publication: March 3rd, 2014

“When I first moved here I was still a girl who cherished the normality of teen life. Now, after being here a year I had come to love a boy who was both strong and courageous. I made real friendships that would last even after death. The selfish girl my grandmother warned me of becoming had vanished. A girl who stood tall, with the powers to see the dead and help those in need, appeared in her place.”
In Brylee’s world, nothing is normal. She sees and speaks with the dead and, at seventeen years old, she already has a full plate. She’s in her senior year of high school and college is just around the corner, but only if she learns to control her gifts and survive in the land of the living.
She has succeeded in ridding her boyfriend, Ephraim, from the Brown family curse, but, in the end, her best friend loses her life. Now a whole slew of new problems present itself and, like always, Brylee is tempted to run for the hills. With Ephraim at her side, she must come to grips with the reality that she is not an average girl and she never will be.
What will happen when the town turns on her? Or, better yet, when a body is unearthed in her backyard? The choices that Brylee must make will determine whether she has a future or nothing at all.


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     I raised my hand to excuse myself to the bathroom and Miss Hailey obliged. I sped walked to the girl’s room as Kayla skipped behind me. I pushed open a stall and threw my hands up in the air. “What the heck Kayla? Here, at school?”
     She laughed.
     “Seriously? I know something’s up, but why not wait until after school?” 
     She leaned against the stall and sighed. “I told you things are weird with me lately. I don’t know what’s happening but I can feel a change coming. I… I…” Her mad rush to speak was suddenly interrupted by a choking sound coming from her mouth.
     “Kayla!” I rushed to her and my hands went through her body. She wasn’t solid like normal. Something was wrong! Kayla had always felt like flesh and blood to me. Never like a ghost.
     Suddenly her mouth opened and water poured out onto my feet, splashing my shoes and legs. I still tried but failed to help her. She was choking on water and, if I wasn’t mistaken, she was drowning. I was helpless and didn’t know what to do. Then before I could come up with an answer she uttered one word, “Diary.”




Christy Sloat is a SoCal born girl who resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor's Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come.




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Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: Deuce (#3 Vortex Series) by Janine Caldwell



I am here to review Deuce the third and final book in the Vortex Series by Janine Caldwell.  At the end of the last novel we find Cassie embarking on what seems to be her first jump.  Much to Trent’s surprise it is true Cassie somehow is now a time traveler just like him! 

They don’t have much time to contemplate the lingering questions for very long though. Time stops for no one, even if you are a time traveler.  If you have been keeping up you know now that Cassie and Trent live in a 3rd parallel universe where she WAS shot, but came out of it better mentally then the first time around. 
This new world however has a pretty big problem of its own. Cassie’s parents are VERY overprotective this time around.  Many times I found myself wide eyed at how above and beyond the parental call of duty her parents went.

Another worry in the back of each of their minds is the fact that though Dr. Fox is dead, who’s to say that others will not pick up where he left off hunting them?


I enjoyed this book as much as I did the last two. If you enjoyed the fast pace of the last two you will not be disappointed with this one.  I will miss reading more about Cassie and Trent but all in all I was satisfied with the ending and would like to thank the author for giving me a chance to read these books!



Monday, February 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Deviation (Clone Chronicles Book 2)


I am very excited to share this with you all! 



Deviation, book 2 in the Clone Chronicles

Protect. Obey. Sacrifice.
These words are the mantra of my existence. I’m not sure if it’s Titus Rogen inspiring my desire to go against what I am or my own DNA deviating. All I can think is how Titus will look when he meets his end. It trumps even my wish for freedom. In this moment, I want nothing more than to watch the life bleed from Titus’s body. And I want it at my own hands.
Titus. The Creator.
I stare at my palms. Strength aside, I wonder if I’m capable of taking a life. A human life; one with a soul. And I wonder if that isn’t easier than taking the life of an Imitation. At least humans have souls that live on. What do I have after this? Where will I go? Back into a syringe? Will Titus recycle me? Or will I be lost forever down a lab drain?
We don’t deserve that.
We don’t deserve him.
Deserving and receiving are so very different here. And I am beginning to understand, to beat someone in this world, I‘ll have to play in it.


COMING March 12, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Queen of Zombie Hearts!


I love this series so I am very excited to share with your this awesome reveal!!!


Today is the day! The cover of Gena Showalter's THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS is here! We're so excited to be able to share this with you as it joins an already stunning set! Ready to see it? Not quite yet lets take a look a the first two covers in the series!

First there was ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND...



Then came THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS...



Now get ready to EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!!!




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On-sale date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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  Official book description:

I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

About Gena:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.







Giveaway Details:

1 complete set of The White Rabbit Chronicles (first 2 sent as soon as the giveaway is over and the winner will get the first hardcover of book 3 when it's available!) US/Canada Only




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