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As you know, I never got around to setting up a Facebook page for this blog. Now that they’re about to start limiting post visibility or whatever, I decided not to do one at all. You can now find me on tsu. I’ve gotten a few request to join this month, so I figured that would be a great way to start up the new year. I can’t believe that March 23rd will be one year of doing this! So, if you are on tsu and want to follow/ friend me, go right ahead. If you are not, then you may use my link to join. Just go HERE to join. Hope you all are enjoying the holidays and being safe. Until next time!!

Blog Tour: Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr Review + Giveaway

 

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Title: Reflection Pond

Author: Kacey Vanderkarr

Release date: April 1st, 2014

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

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Book Description:

Sometimes you find home, sometimes it comes looking for you.

Callie knows a lot more about pain than she does about family. She’s never belonged, at least, not until she falls through a portal into her true home. The beautiful faerie city of Eirensae doesn’t come free. Callie must find her amulet and bind herself to the city, and most importantly, avoid the Fallen fae who seek her life. Seems like a small price to pay for the family she’s always wanted.

Then she meets cynical and gorgeous Rowan, who reads the darkness of her past in her eyes. He becomes Callie’s part-time protector and full-time pain in the ass. He has secrets of his own for Callie to unravel. What they don’t know is that the future of Eirensae lies with them, and the once peaceful city is about to become a battleground for power.


Review

I love the author’s take on “fae” and the world she created. I love fantasy, so I was eager to read this book.

The city of Eirensae is described so beautifully, that I want to live there. Callie falls into a pond and ends up in this magical city. She’s so eager to get home, but soon finds that she is intrigued enough to stay. Her first interactions are with Ash and Rowan; and as she’s told little about the world she fell into, Rowan clearly is being a jerk. With learning about who she is and her purpose in the fae world, also comes danger at every turn.

This book is amazingly done. While I enjoyed all of the mythology and world building, I still had one thing that I didn’t like. The love triangle! I’m over them, they make me gag. And while in the beginning Rowan was a “jerk” of all trades, I really love his and Callie’s chemistry. Way more than what Ash and Callie had going on. So that was the only thing I didn’t like. This is a great world to dive into, especially if you love “fae” as much as I do. I definitely recommend this book.

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Tour Schedule

 Monday, April 28:

Margay Leah Justice – Promotional Post

Tuesday, April 29:

Coffee Books & Art – Book Excerpt

Wednesday, April 30:

Endless Reading – Book Excerpt

Thursday, May 1:

Zili In The Sky – Guest Post

Friday, May 2:

Library Mosaic – Promotional Post

Monday, May 5:

The Phantom Paragrapher – Book Excerpt

Tuesday, May 6:

CJ Mckenzie @ Goodreads – Review

Wednesday, May 7:

Chelsea’s Reading Adventures – Review

Thursday, May 8:

Library Mosaic – Book Excerpt

Friday, May 9:

YA Bookaddict – Book Excerpt

Monday, May 12:

Readsalot – Book Excerpt

Tuesday, May 13:

Chelsea’s Reading Adventures – Book Excerpt

Wednesday, May 14:

Whispered Thoughts – Review

Literary Meandering – Interview

Thursday, May 15:

Paradise of Pages – Review

Kristy Centeno – Promotional Post

Friday, May 16:

Margay Leah Justice – Book Excerpt

Monday, May 19:

The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Promotional Post

Tuesday, May 20:

The Rest Is Still Unwritten – Review

Wednesday, May 21:

All Things YA and NA – Guest Post

Thursday, May 22:

Lekeisha The Booknerd – Review

Friday, May 23:

Monday, May 26:

Ladybug Literature – Book Excerpt

Tuesday, May 27:

Coffee Books & Art – Promotional Post

Wednesday, May 28:

Wrap-Up

About the Author:

download (1)Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazy cats, and two bearded dragons.

Official Website: http://www.kaceyvanderkarr.com


Giveaway

Prize: $5 USD Amazon Gift Card

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Dark And Deadly Book Blitz + Giveaway

Lekeisha The Booknerd

 

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Welcome to my stop on the Dark And Deadly Book Blitz, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. I’d like to share with you some excerpts and teasers from Dark And Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

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Title: Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad boys of Paranormal Romance

Authors: Jennifer AshleyAlyssa Day

 Felicity HeatonErin Kellison

 Laurie LondonErin Quinn

Bonnie VanakCaris Roane

Publication Date: April 14, 2014

Genres: Adult/Paranormal Romance

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SYNOPSIS

Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today best selling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare….

Featuring the bad boy heroes of:

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Giveaway: Fallen by Lauren Kate

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Title: Fallen

Author: Lauren Kate

Release Date: December 8, 2009

Publisher: Delacorte Press

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SYNOPSIS

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce- he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find  out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret….even if it kills her.

STALKER MUCH? Hmm, i’ll see how this one goes. I here there is about to be a film made. Exciting? No?

I…

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Waiting On Wednesday #4: Tested (New World #3) by Janelle Stalder

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It showcases books that we are looking forward to reading. My book this week, it’s cover yet to be revealed, is Tested (New World #3) by Janelle Stalder. I’ve already devoured the first two books in the series, 17840598 Switch (New World #1), read my review HERE; and Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00005] Masked (New World #2), read my review HERE. This is a NA/Dystopia series, and is very addicting. I love the world that Janelle has created, and each book is centered around a particular person or persons as the case may be. 

A brief blurb from book 1: Two thirds of the world population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war the earth has ever seen. Standing among the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must in order to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defenses and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?

*These books are for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language.*

Tested will be released on June 24, 2014.

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Shadow Prince-Stacey O’Neale

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Available for FREE onGoodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Also available in PRINT from Amazon

The Shadow Prince

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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…

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Cover Reveal, Book Blast & Giveaway: Shelly Crane’s Devoured Series

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Shelly Crane’s Devoured series covers have been revamped. I don’t know about you but I love the use of color and think about how pretty they’d look side-by-side on your bookshelf. Altered is the THIRD book in the Devoured series, covers of books one and two have also been converted to match. 


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Title: Altered (Devoured #3)

Author: Shelly Crane

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Publication Date: April 29, 2014

Cover Designer: Regina at MaeIDesign

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

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Enoch is tested.

His brother is human, the thing he hates. He watches as the brother he knew is stripped away by his love for Clara. He’s never hated someone as much as he hated her…but the bond forced him to not only want to protect her, but feel things he never had before.

When a girl needs his help, that split second decision changes his whole world…

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Mini Review: Birthright By Vivian Eve

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Title: Birthright (Talmassa Chronicles #1)

Author: Vivian Eve

Release Date: March 25 2014

Publisher: Memento Vivere Publishing

Source: eArc From author in exchange for an honest review

Rating 4 STARS

SYNOPSIS

It’s king murdered in cold blood by friend and foe alike, the once magnificent kingdom of Arenhed has fallen to its knees. Without a proper heir to assume the throne, the nation concedes to the rule of a cruel and villainous tyrant.

When her village is attacked by the duke and his men, 16-year-old Hedy Odell’s simple life is turned upside down. She loses all that is important to her: her best friend, her mother- everything. Unbeknownst to her, she is thrust in the midst of dangerous politics and into a world where everyone-and everything- is not what they seem.

Tormented by nightmares, Hedy must navigate both the treacherous landscape of the noble courts and the conflicted waters of her heart if she is to get her revenge. One misstep, and she may suffer a fate far worse than death..

REVIEW

This is one of those ‘didn’t see that coming’ books. The world building and characters are just amazing. With every turn of the page, you wonder what will happen next.

Historical/Fantasy is my new favorite genre. This book delivers not only a great setting, but great characters. You know who you’ll be behind throughout. It is beautifully written and I can’t wait to read the next book! I need to get the print on my shelf as soon as possible!! This is definitely a reread.

*I received an eArc of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

4 STARS ****

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