Saturday, August 24, 2013

Surprise Birthday Blast for D.T Dyllin


Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance  
299 pages  
by D.T. Dyllin
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience. To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes. As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
241 pages
P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late. In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save. After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?
Book one of the Death Trilogy
Erotic Paranormal Romance  
307 pages
by D.T. Dyllin
Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died. Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death

About the Author
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.
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And a warm birthday wish from Pretty in Pink as well!   

Friday, August 23, 2013

Review: Aberrant by Ruth Silver


In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government’s match in marriage and “The Day of the Chosen”, a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn’t existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she’s arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence.

Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from “The Day of the Chosen.” The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system. With Joshua’s help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

Author Info

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

My Review

I thoroughly enjoyed Aberrant!  The plot hooked me and I could not wait to keep reading to see what would happen next.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what happens to Olivia and Josh!  Def recommend reading, especially if you like dystopian or YA/NA books.  Pretty in Pink gives Aberrant 4 stars!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review: Jaded Youth by A.G. Chambers


DINM’s destruction made Jade’s team invincible in the eyes of every Doppelganger, giving Adrian and Joanna the chance to finally prove themselves and explore the tempestuous relationship brewing between them.

Both have memories that would be better off buried and people they wish they could forget. Joining together might just give them the redemption they both so badly crave. But there’s trouble boiling within the government as the treasury continues to be drained, disappearing without a trace. Adrian is enlisted to ghost the perpetrator with his Orb, and Joanna’s help.

Their progress is stunted before it can even begin, their contracts ripped away from them as the team realise that the aftermath of DINM reaps more problems than rewards. When the minister they’ve been shadowing inadvertently introduces them to a man both Adrian and Joanna recognise, their dark pasts become entangled in a twist of fate none of the team saw coming.

Split between UK and New Zealand, A G Chambers has always had a passion for writing with her first short story at 8 years old, 'Chocoblock' and poem 'Seasons'. From there she was nominated in the top 10 novelists at 12 years of age for her short story memoir, which featured a doughnut eating horse and has since gone on to publish her first novel, Jaded Rein, at 18. Funnily enough, she almost failed her second year of English and spent a considerable amount of time debating whether or not she wanted to be a chemist before taking a publishing assistant job for The College of Law in London.

She is currently working on the sequel to Jaded Rein.


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

It has to be coke - diet coke in fact! Blame my mother, she loved the stuff too!

2. What inspires your writing?

Reading other authors books & just falling into someone else's world for a while. The most exciting part of writing your own story is watching your own world develop into whatever you want it to and that certainly inspires me to write more.

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

No! But now you've asked me I wish I did have some crazy quirk. I just tend to re-read whatever I last wrote to get me back into that frame of mind, pour a glass of wine...and I'm off!

4. What are your guilty pleasures?

KFC, sweatpants & a good dose of Californication.

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

I look at what they considered to be the negative aspects of the book and try and think of ways in which I can fix them or improve upon them. The only negative comments I received regarding my first novel was that it was poorly edited - so I got a new editor! I know I have so much more to learn and improve on and I hope that each negative review I receive makes me a better writer in some way, shape or form.

6. Any words of advice for aspiring writers?

Write whenever the inspiration hits. Don't say, 'Oh I'll write that down later' or 'I'll just take a half hour break' because then you lose your flow and forget the excitement of the story. If you're inspired & passionate at the time you're writing, not only does it show on the page but you get so much more written. That and a lot of persistence - writing a full length novel is like running a marathon, but the callouses on your fingers are worth it!!!

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

I would love to have lived in the time of Henry VIII with his six wives. I just find that period so interesting, especially the story of Anne Boleyn and the politics and drama behind it all. From the history books it sounds like life back then would have been terrifyingly exciting - like living on a knife edge. I think I would have thrived in that kind of environment.

8. What is coming up next for you?

Well Jaded Youth has obviously just been released so I'll be waiting for everyone's reaction to that while I crack on with writing the first solid draft of book three (I can't give away the title just yet). Other than that, not an awful lot.

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

I would love to live in Africa and/or Asia for a year or so just to experience a drastic change in culture. The more cultures we embrace, the more we can connect with so many other people and other potential readers ;) That and I love the warmer climates!

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

The best piece of advice I ever read about writing characters was pick the top five things you would hate to put your character through - then make them go through all of those things. It will have more impact on your stories than you could possibly believe.

A G Chambers

My Review

Jaded Youth  is the second book in the Jaded series by A.G. Chambers.  I was a little confused at first since I had not read the first book in the series, but I was able to quickly catch on to what had happened previously, and I enjoyed the second book.  I can't wait to read the first book and the rest that will follow now!  Pretty in Pink gives  Jaded Youth 4 stars!  

Let me just say Ms. Chambers is a doll, andhas been super patient while I fought my blogger issues and the craziness that is my life.  Thank you so much my dear! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Excerpt: Stained by Elizabeth Marx

  “Is that why you were living in the same city as me and you never came to see me?” I asked a little bit more accusatorially than I meant to. “Why didn’t Mandy call me or come to see me?”   His jaw seemed to harden as he looked over the top of his sunglasses. “Do you want to know about me or Mandy?”   I rolled my eyes. “You know what I mean.”   “Maybe I was just admiring you from afar as I always have.” Revell merged onto the highway in the direction of Crossroads.   I snorted. “What’s Mandy’s excuse?”   Revell took one hand off the steering wheel and rubbed the back of his neck. “She took Daddy’s death hard and she’s been busy with school there.”   “So for some reason, which you won’t explain to me, one of few people I consider a true and loyal friend came to live in my home town and she didn’t even want to see me?”   Revell sighed. “Since you didn’t come here when Daddy died, maybe she thought your friendship was over.”   “Is that what you thought? That our friendship was over?”   “We weren’t friends, Scarlett, don’t fool yourself into believing that!”   “Then I’d like to know what we were?” I countered angrily.   He wouldn’t look at me, and his voice was rough and tense when he spoke. “You knew I’ve wanted you in every way a man can want a woman since you were fifteen.”   “Friendship is better than nothing, especially when what you wanted to happen between us was completely inappropriate.” “It was only wrong if it was one sided or if I’d acted on it when you were under age.”   “The summer I was fifteen and Mamaw found us in the deer stand you came pretty close to you going to jail.”   “The age of consent in Alabama is bit lower than it is up North.”   “You were twenty, it was a crush on an older man on my part. What was it on your part?”   Revell paused, turned, and looked me up and down. “It was I’m going to rot in hell because I want a minor or I’m going to die a slow death because I don’t believe I can live without her.”   I grumbled in disbelief, “And yet here you are perfectly healthy and happy.”   “You were the one who just said that I don’t smile the way I used to.”   I moved away from his ire closer to the door. “Are you blaming me?”   “I’m not blaming anyone, I’m just trying to tell you how I feel because you wouldn’t let me tell you back then, and you never came back to let me explain how it was.” Revell sighed. “Why didn’t you come when I wrote you?” “I couldn’t.”   “Couldn’t or wouldn’t?”   “Couldn’t, Revell, couldn’t.”   Pre-order Stained on SMASHWORDS.   Add Stained to your GOODREADS want to read list!   About the Author: Windy City writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. She grew up in the city, has traveled extensively, and still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.  

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