Saturday, July 13, 2013

Book Blast: Book #3 in the Imdalind Series Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington

Scorched Treachery Blurb

While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.

Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.

With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.

Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnỳ. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in this ability to do so.

But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.

Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible. They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep the water pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.

Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.

You can check out the goods on the other two books in this series, Kiss of Fire and  Eyes of Ember here

Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since
she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.

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Through Glass

Everyone remembers the day the sky went black. They remember the screams as the blackness ate those who were out in the open, those who surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.

Everyone remembers the voice from the sky, the way food disappeared.

Everyone remembers the day the sky went black, and the sun was wiped from the sky.

At least that’s what I hope. I hope that there is an ‘everyone’ that will remember.

I hope that I am not alone.

Because I remember.

I remember, because it was the day I became alone.

It was the day the house went silent, and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.

The boy I talk to through the glass.

-Alexis Lyman, aged 19
If you have not started this series, I highly reccommend that you do so!  The books are wonderful, well written, characters that grab your attention and hold it, and just generally an entertaining read.   I give both Kiss of Fire and  Eyes of Ember 4 stars and can't wait to read Scorched Treachery!

Spotlight and Interview: Thundering Luv by L.M. Preston

Book Info:  Thundering Luv
Luv Series Book #2
By L.M. Preston  Expected Publication Date: June 1, 2013 
Published By: Phenomenal One Press

Book Blurb: 

Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn't find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he'd do anything to bring her
down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.


Author Info: 

LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

Interview with L.M. Preston

1. First off, pepsi or coke? Answer wisely! lol

Pepsi, it has more of a fuzzy bang than coke.

2. What inspires your writing?

My kids. I have teenagers in my house that constantly desire to read my books and be a part of the process of my writing.

3. Do you have a routine or any quirks that you HAVE to do before you can write?

I do tend to eat a LOT of chocolate, listen to music and write wherever I am.

4. What are your guilty pleasures?

Traveling, dancing with my kids and singing karaoke.

5. How do you handle rejection and/or bad reviews?

I’m an engineer by day, so I’m used to rejection and bad reviews, lol! But I usually pick out what is realistically useful and try to improve my craft.

6. Any words of advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t give up, continue to strive for improvement, join writers groups, learn this business inside and out. Never give up on your writing, remember it’s for you.

7. If you could live in any period of time when would it be and why?

In the future :-D it keeps getting better with all the scientific advancements. When I was younger we didn’t have the world wide web and I just don’t want to repeat that.

8. What is coming up next for you?

I’m working on my 2014 releases. Editing of Wasteland (book 2 in my Bandits series) and writing Deviant Storm (book 2 in my Purgatory Reign series). Also, the last book in the Summer Luv series, Double Trouble Luv. Lastly, finishing off the final book in my Explorer X series with Explorer X-Beta. So, I’m way busy!

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be and why?

Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii! I love the sunshine, beaches, beautiful scenery and the people.

10. Any last thoughts, words of wisdom etc you would like to share?

Never take ‘no’ as your final answer. Always seek to find your own pathway to ‘Yes!’ a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Burn Out by Ruthi Kight

Book Info-

Title- Burn Out
By- Ruti Kight 
Expected Publication Date- August 2013


Pyromaniac. Murderer. Burn out.

Ten years ago Delia’s life went up in smoke. Literally.

After a decade of hiding, she is forced back into the world.

With only her wits to guide her, she must now figure out how to live in a town that knows her only as a murderer.

Her family is gone. The people all fear her. She has nothing holding her in Sunny Shores...until she meets Liam.

He’s heard the stories. He knows he should stay away from her, but he’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame.

Life seems to be looking up for them...until her past comes back like a bitch slap to the face.

About the Author:

Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn't work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Changed Life by Mary Wasowski

Title: A Changed Life
Author: Mary A. Wasowski
Genre: New Adult Romance
Expected Release Date: 8/7/2013
Cover Designer: Okay Creations


Change is never easy.

For seventeen year old Nicolette Vanelle, life is about to change...

Relocating to California, Nicolette finds herself starting over. A new high school. New friends. New life.

Attending her first Hollywood event, Nicolette meets bad boy Michael St. Clair, and unknowingly becoming the object of his obsession.

Feeling overwhelmed by Michael’s attention, she escapes the party to go to the beach where she meets Simon Paulson. He takes her breath away, an inevitable connection leading to romance between the young couple.

Nicolette and Simon’s happiness is short lived and their relationship is put to the ultimate test when tragedy befalls Nicolette.

Can Nicolette find the strength and courage to emerge from the darkness she fell into? Will Simon's unconditional love be enough to bring back into the light?

Life can change in an instant, leaving you changed forever.

Author Bio

Writing has always been a passion of mine. Growing up, I used writing as my outlet for my feelings, as I grew older I knew one day I wanted to do it professionally.

Finally pursuing my dream after twenty plus years, I have written my first book.

A Changed Life will be released this Summer/2013. I can't wait to share my story with all of you.

Happy Reading!

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Cover Reveal: Kinetic by S.K. Anthony

Kinetic by S.K. Anthony
Series: The Luminaries, #1
Publication date:  September 2013 
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear.

His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review: Armored Hearts by Melissa Turner Lee and Pauline Creeden

Armored Hearts

By: Melissa Turner Lee & Pauline Creeden

Cover art by Marcy Rachel Designs

Model Photographer: WinterWolf Studios

Book Description

When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.

Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.

Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.

*This is an exciting collaboration between a Steampunk writer and a Paranormal Romance author. Together we are blending the two cultures as seamlessly as possible so that fans of both genre will love what we’ve come up with.* 


Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

My Review
I thought this was a very interesting book, not your typical story.  Kept me entertained, and I liked the combination of steampunk and paranormal.  Can't wait to see what is next for these two authors!  Would definitely reccommend reading!  
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