Mini Review of Razor’s Edge (Edge # 2)

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Razor’s Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Roxanne “Razor” Haught is an expert in stealth security for corporate espionage cases. But now she’s a target. Tanner O’Connell has no intentions of leaving Razor’s side. Despite her objections to having a “babysitter”, his orders as the newest member of the Edge are to watch her back. With a brainwashed assassin after his partner, Tanner cannot afford to let his desire for Razor interfere with his duty. His special ops skills may be all that stand between saving Razor-or losing her forever.

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I jumped into  this series starting with book two because it was available as an ebook from my library. I thought I’d take a chance to see if the Edge series was worth pursuing. For me, it is. Now, I plan to back up and start with the first in the series, Living on the Edge.

Here is a simplistic summary of the book:  The plot focuses on Roxanne “Razor” Haught who is an agent with Edge security.  After her recent mission fails, her boss Bella assigns her a “babysitter” named Tanner, who is ex-special forces and newly hired at Edge. The crux of the book centers on Razor’s search for her closest childhood friend, Jake, who is enlisted in the military and has been recruited to join a covert group that he believes will allow him to continue to serve his country. However, the members of this group become unwilling test subjects in a sinister project to produce killer soldiers, brainwashed to mindlessly follow commands.

Once Razor discovers Jake is in danger, she and Tanner, along with other members of Edge team work to find him and expose those responsible for what becomes known as the Threshold Project.  The chemistry between Tanner and Roxanne kept me engaged and motivated to keep reading to see how their relationship will develop. There is no nice tidy ending here only more questions and anticipation for what’s next.  Edge of Sanity continues the plot line.

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Available from Amazon: Razor’s Edge: An Edge Novel

Book Tour & Giveaway for Winterkill

If you enjoy romantic suspense, check out P.H. Turner’s  debut novel, Winterkill which was released over the summer, and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an ecopy of the book along with an Amazon gift card.

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Publication Date: June 2014 / Publisher: Kensington

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.

Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway for Danger & Desire + Interview with Author Kaylea Cross

Today’s post features an excellent deal on a new romantic suspense boxed set featuring novels from ten well-known authors from the romance genre. The set was released on Monday and is available for only $.99! Kaylea Cross’s novel Singed is included in this set, so read on for an interview with this best-selling author, and don’t forget to enter the fantastic giveaway that’s part of this week’s book blitz!

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Publication Date: September 15, 2014

Genre: Adult , Romance, Suspense

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Danger and Desire: Ten Steamy Romantic Suspense Novels

Hold on tight for ten tales of intrigue and passion from New York Times Bestselling and award-winning authors. Men in uniform, sexy spies and pulse-pounding action fill over 650,000 words of this limited edition boxed set.

New York Times Bestseller Katie Reus – Sensual Surrender
RITA Award Winning Author Carolyn Crane – Against the Dark
USA Today Bestseller Pamela Clare – Skin Deep
New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love – Deceptive Treasures
Dee J. Adams – Against the Wall
USA Today Bestseller Norah Wilson – Guarding Suzannah
USA Today Bestseller VK Sykes – Lethal Confessions
Amber Lin- Giving It Up
USA Today Bestseller Misty Evans-Deadly Pursuit
New York Times Bestseller Kaylea Cross-Singed

The individual novels cost over $35 in total and have more than 2,000 5-star reviews on Goodreads. This set is only available for one month, so grab your copy now!

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Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s new Wicked Trilogy

Jennifer L. Armentrout has a new urban fantasy trilogy coming out, and the first book, Wicked, is set to be released this December. What do you think of the cover?

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Wicked (A Wicked Saga # 1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Publication Date: December 8, 2014

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

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Jennifer L. Armentrout# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Pre-Order Wicked from Amazon:  Wicked (A Wicked Trilogy Book 1)

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Review of The Angel of Losses

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The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman

Publication Date:  July 29, 2014 

Genres: Fantasy, Jewish Folklore and Myths, Historical Fiction

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The Tiger’s Wife meets A History of Love in this inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters.

When Eli Burke dies, he leaves behind a mysterious notebook full of stories about a magical figure named The White Rebbe, a miracle worker in league with the enigmatic Angel of Losses, protector of things gone astray, and guardian of the lost letter of the alphabet, which completes the secret name of God.

When his granddaughter, Marjorie, discovers Eli’s notebook, everything she thought she knew about her grandfather–and her family–comes undone. To find the truth about Eli’s origins and unlock the secrets he kept, she embarks on an odyssey that takes her deep into the past, from 18th century Europe to Nazi-occupied Lithuania, and back to the present, to New York City and her estranged sister Holly, whom she must save from the consequences of Eli’s past.

Interweaving history, theology, and both real and imagined Jewish folktales, The Angel of Losses is a family story of what lasts, and of what we can-and cannot-escape.

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Release Day for Mine to Have (Mine # 5)

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO HAVE.

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 Mine to Have by Cynthia Eden

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Publication Date: September 15, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Is he a hero…or the villain?

When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell. But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival. Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle.

Death stalks them.

Saxon has been working undercover for far too long. When he finds sexy Elizabeth—with a gun to her head—he knows he will do anything to keep her safe. But once he gets her away from her abductors, the threat to her isn’t over. Someone has put a price on Elizabeth’s head, and if Saxon can’t keep her safe from the danger stalking her, then she’ll be dead.

Their lives are both on the line.

As their enemies close in, Elizabeth and Saxon must go on the run. And the longer they are together, the hotter their attraction for one another seems to burn. Saxon vows not to let anyone hurt her, no matter what he has to do, because he’s falling fast for Elizabeth. He’ll stop the killers on her trail, and then he’ll have her. Forever.

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Review of Convicted

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A thrilling suspense from Entangled’s Ignite imprint…

The only thing more dangerous than passion is the truth.

Former Marine and new Sheriff’s Deputy Cade Evigan is hanging onto his damaged soul—and his personal code—by a thread. His current mission? Weed out a violent motorcycle crew from a small mountain town. The problem? Katrina Killian, a woman standing firmly on the other side of the law, smack in the middle of the gang he’s there to destroy. She may get under his skin, but the sultry biker has criminal written all over her. So why can’t he see her like any other convict?

For two years, Katrina has been a DEA agent hiding in plain sight amidst a pack of killers, working to put an end to the gang that has terrorized her hometown. The last thing she needs is to fall in love with a man who could blow her cover—and her heart—to pieces, but Cade’s become an addiction she can’t break. Unable to risk either of their lives with the truth, she plays both ends against the middle to keep him safe. But lies can only last so long, and Katrina’s time has just run out…

Convicted by Dee Tenorio

Publication Date: August 18, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Ignite

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Book Tour for Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead # 1)

Vampires + Zombies = wickedly savory ingredients for a great YA paranormal series

London is under attack by hordes of zombies and it’s up to two vampires, who also happen to be arch enemies to protect the humans. This is a plot I won’t be able to resist. Check out Nicky Peacock’s debut of Bad Blood, the first installment in her Battle of the Undead series.

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Bad Blood (Battle of the Undead # 1)  by Nicky Peacock

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Publication Date: September 5, 2014

Publisher: Evernight Teen Publishing (113 pgs.)

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Horror

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“I am Britannia. I am your protector. I will fend off the hungry hordes of undead hands that reach toward you. I am your steadfast defender. I will stand between you and the zombie masses as they try to taste your flesh. I am strong, unyielding, and dedicated to your survival. All I ask from you… is your blood.” 

A five-hundred-year-old bloody game of vengeance will need to be put on hold if vampires are to survive the zombie uprising. Britannia and Nicholas, bitter enemies and the only two surviving vampires left in London, have to work together to save un-infected humans and deliver them safely to a vampire stronghold in the Scottish Highlands. Unable to drink the zombie ‘bad blood’, the remaining vampires need the humans to stay alive. But will the vampires tell the survivors who they are and what they want from them? Will Britannia be able to hold back her vengeance for the greater good? Is survivor Josh the reincarnation of Britannia’s murdered true love? And can she bring herself to deliver him to the ‘safe’ hold? Survival instincts run deep, but bad blood can run deeper.

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Cover Reveal for Hart Attack (Titan # 5)

Titan Fans get ready! Cristin Harber has just revealed the cover for upcoming release of Hart Attack, the next installment in her romantic suspense series.  After I read the first book, Winters Heat, I knew this was a series I would follow.

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Hart Attack (Titan # 5) by Cristin Harber

Expected Publication Date: November 18, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Outside of Titan Group, there are few people that Roman Hart would die for. He’s a soldier, a protector, and he’s haunted that one of the people he should’ve been able to protect didn’t let him. That was years ago, and now a hardened heart and a cocky attitude are his impenetrable shields, until one woman—one challenge—drives him to distraction.

On the outside, Beth Tourne has it all. Luxury car, gorgeous condo, and a job partying with the rich and famous. It’s a plush CIA cover, but she wants more. Anything for an adrenaline rush that can override her guilty numbness and let her forget the tragedy she never saw coming.

Their scars make them perfect operatives. Their mirrored pasts give them deep, wounded reasons to stay alone. But the more they ignore the tension, the more vulnerable they become. Survival means trust. In one another, behind closed doors, and on the job. The only way they’re making it out alive is if they find peace while waging a war.

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Blog Tour~Night Unbound: Author Guest Post & Giveaway

Today’s spotlight features New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Dianne Duvall, who has released the 5th book in her paranormal Immortal Guardian series. Whether you’re new to the series or already a fan, I think you’ll enjoy the top 10 quotes from the series Ms. Duvall shares with us in her guest post for SMR. To follow this blog tour, just click on the banner link below.

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Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians) by Dianne Duvall

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Publication Date: September 2, 2014 by Zebra

Format: eBook/Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians protect humanity from unspeakable horrors–but their hearts are as fragile as any mortal’s. . .

For centuries, Lisette d’Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can’t bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians’ command. Dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for–and a man she knows has been declared a traitor.

 Zach is an exile, a loner. He won’t defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him. But he’ll damn sure defend the woman who kept him sane against a plague of super-vamps that seems to have appeared from nowhere. The Guardians will blame him, and that will make Lisette suspect, too. With life, death and eternity on the line, who can they really trust?

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Book Chat – Current Sales & Recent Releases: Where do you find bargain books?

I love when I find a book from my wish list on sale. Since I read a lot of ebooks, I can usually find some pretty good deals and nothing beats finding a good freebie! Here are the most prominent ebook sales I’ve found so far this week that I’ll be adding to my online library.

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For fans of the BDB Series: The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood # 12) by J.R. Ward. The ebook is on sale for $5.49 right now on Amazon.  (Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Adult Fiction)

Ebooks for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series (books 1-7)  are priced between $3.99- $ 4.99 on Amazon, which, I think, is a great deal! (Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy)

I don’t read historical romances that often, but I’ve heard such wonderful things about the Outlander series, and I know some people who subscribed to the cable network Starz  just to watch the series now that it has been adapted for the screen.  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, so for my birthday, I bought the first book, Outlander, as a treat, and I must say, I  was was quite impressed with the quality of the characters Gabaldon’s has created and her style of writing. The plot is epic, and it will suck you in fairly quickly, but don’t expect to read it in one day.

 

The first three books of Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Hero Series are on sale for $.99 each on Amazon. (Genre: NA Fiction)

Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas # 1) by Dean Koontz is only $1.99  at the following online retailers. (Genre: Thriller)

Amazon:

B&N:  | Apple | Kobo


 E-book Freebies

Fans of Zombie Fiction might consider checking out this freebie: Fire: The Collapse (Elements of the Undead # 1) by William Esmont

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Hazardous Duty (Squeaky Clean # 1) by Christy Barritt is free on Amazon (Genre: Cozy Mystery)


 

 Recent Releases from My Reading List

Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook: 50 Recipes from Snacks to Main Dishes Inspired by the Classic Southern Favorite by Perre Coleman Magness  was just released September 9, 2014. What can I say, I love Pimento Cheese!

 

Cold Blooded: A Thriller by Matt Cairns was recently released June 28, 2014 and it’s FREE right now on Amazon.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday was just released September 9th. I’m excited to read this book because it seems to be written in the same classic style of gothic horror storytelling Edgar Allan Poe was known for – and the main characters are Edgar Allan Poe and Annabel Lee. (Genre: YA, historical fiction)

 

Websites where you can find daily book deals

I subscribe to the following book bargain sites and get daily emails about books that are free or on sale based on the genres I’m interested in reading:

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Sweet Free Books

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 Pixel of Ink: Free and Bargain Kindle Books

BookShout - You can sign up to receive emails about free ebooks and download them to read on the free BookShout app.

***My favorite book bargain site  is eReaderIQ . You can browse the day’s best price drops, search for the most popular books that are free or less than $1.00. However, what is awesome is that you can track your favorite authors so you will receive email notifications whenever one or more of their books drops in price.

 

How do you find out about book sales? Have you tried any of the websites I’ve listed?

What recent deals or book releases have you found that made your day? 

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Blog Tour & Author Guest Post for Quest of Honor

Today, I’m featuring David Tindell and his recent release, Quest for Honor. Based on the book’s description, it looks to be an engaging read, filled with action and suspense. Tindell has also written a guest post for us that explains his admiration for President Theodore Roosevelt, called “The Strenuous President.” Take a moment to check out the book and his informative blog post.

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Quest for Honor by David Tindell

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Publication Date: May 26, 2014

Genre: Military, Suspense

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“I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.” Julius Caesar

Jim Hayes lives a quiet life in Wisconsin, training in martial arts and studying the warrior ethos. Unable to prevent the murder of his wife six years earlier, Jim is determined that the next time he is called upon to act, things will be different, and he can restore the sense of honor he believes he has lost.

His estranged brother Mark, an Army colonel commanding a firebase in the mountains of Afghanistan, sees his career winding down and wonders what lies in store when he comes home. After years of dedicated service to his country, he fears nothing else will measure up when he removes the uniform for the last time.

In lawless Somalia, al Qaeda chieftain Yusuf Shalita, tired of endless jihad, has decided to defect, in one last attempt at redemption. But Shalita has only met one American he has ever trusted, so he tells the CIA he will surrender himself to Jim Hayes, his old friend from their college days in Wisconsin. That demand will bring the Hayes brothers back together in a way they never imagined, as they fight to prevent a new and devastating terror attack on the very heart of America.

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Book Spotlight: The Winter People

This week, Rebeekah L. Purdy’s The Winter People, a young adult fantasy was released from Entangled Publising’s Teen line. Both the book cover and its tag line “This winter the nights are about to get much darker…” promise danger and intrigue. This is one I’ll be checking out sometime soon.

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The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

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Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn’t forgotten their warning to “stay away.” For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the “special gifts” that must be left at the back of the property.


Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, he takes Salome’s life in a new direction. A direction where she’ll have to decide between her longtime crush, Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin, who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop.

An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

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Free Post-Apocalyptic/Fantasy Book Tour for The Survivors (Life After War # 1)

Today, I’m happy to feature the Life After War series by Angela White. I read the first four books in this series, one right after the other back in 2012, and only stopped because the fifth installment had yet to be released. It’s an intriguing read with a varied cast of characters who struggle to survive after a nuclear holocaust destroys the world as they knew it. This multi-genre series stood out to me because it blends together science fiction, fantasy, adventure, as well as a touch of romance with the desolation and violence of a post-apocalyptic setting. It’s complex, but White makes it work.

The best part of this tour is that The Survivors, the first book in the series is available for FREE for the duration of the tour!  Read on to learn more about the series, watch the book trailer, and read an excerpt from book one.

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The Survivors (Life After War # 1)  by Angela White

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Publication Date: October 2010

Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Action Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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“This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me?

Hello? Is anyone out there?”

“The End of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us…

“Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the Future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without CHANGE, there will be no peace. Only Survivors.”

From dangerous trips into dark, apocalyptic cities, to patriotic rescues and furious revelations, Life After War is an action packed fantasy series where those left alive must come to terms with their mistakes in the old world, while fighting for a place in the new one. It’s the apocalyptic fantasy series that Stephen King fans have been searching for. This way, please…

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The Zombie Zone: Cover Reveal for Dead New World

I just discovered this new post-apocalyptic zombie novel set to release this fall and wanted to share the cover that has just been released. The premise of the book is a 180 degree turn from the zombie-related fiction I usually read. Instead of destroying the zombies, a surviving cult wants to embrace their existence and turn humans into one of the undead.  The book cover is striking and… hmm…the concept of a human-zombie hybrid sounds intriguing.  I’ll be keeping a watch for this book’s release.
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Dead New World by Ryan Hill

Publication Date: October 13, 2014

Genres: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies

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Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, the undead existed only in the imagination. Now, more of them walk the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans entomb themselves inside concrete barricades to stay alive.

All that, while the leader of a powerful cult – known only as Reverend – becomes the next threat to the rebuilding United States. Believing zombies to be God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With his combined army of humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Best friends Holt and Ambrose went up against the Reverend once. Holt lost a foot and a zombie bit Ambrose…though he survived the virus, only to become a human-zombie hybrid, reviled by the living and unwelcome among the dead. When the Reverend kidnaps the woman Holt loves, the race is on to save her from a fate worse than death.

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Mini Review of Personal Assistance

Personal Assistance by Louise Rose-Innes

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A thrilling suspense from Entangled’s Ignite imprint…

Her life is in the hands of a man she can’t trust…

Trapped in a country in the midst of a rebellion, Hannah Evans is on the run for her life. Her only hope of escape is to join forces with disgraced Special Forces operative Tom Wilde, who is overseeing the extraction of all British nationals from the embassy. It’s a form of punishment for his last failed mission, from which neither his body, nor his mind, has fully recovered. When he meets Hannah, he sees an opportunity to redeem himself. The information she holds is important enough to end the civil war—all he needs to do is get her out of the war-ridden country alive and back to Britain.

The sexual attraction between them is too intense to ignore, but Hannah knows the career-soldier has a hidden agenda. Can she trust him to lead her to safety, or will he sacrifice her in his bid for redemption?

 Publication Date: August 18, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Sunday Series Spotlight: Night Sky

Suzanne Brockmann is a best selling author, well-known for her military romances and romantic suspense, and now, she has branched into the young adult genre with her upcoming debut paranormal novel, Night Sky, co-authored with her daughter, Melanie Brockmann.  Night Sky isn’t set for release until October, but she has a FREE prequel to the series,  Dangerous Destiny, available now to whet your appetite.  I had a chance to download the prequel and have included my reaction below.

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Night Sky (Night Sky # 1) by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

Release Date: October 7, 2014/ Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann have written a pulse-pounding novel of paranormal suspense set in a near future both fantastic and frightening.

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.

With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Sky starts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.

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Double Cover Reveals: Souls (Grimnirs # 2) & Witches (Runes # 4)

Ednah Walters is gearing up for the upcoming release of the fourth book in her YA Runes series, Witches, and the second installment to its companion Grimnirs series with Souls.  Today, she is releasing the covers for both books set to be released later this year.  I’ve been following this series since the beginning and have really enjoyed it.  If the series is new to you, consider reading my reviews of her past books. You can find the review links at the end of this post.

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WARNING: This is CORA’S story: This book may be considered NA (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version is available on Amazon.

Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.
 
Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.
 
Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?

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New Release of Building Ties (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers # 4) + Giveaway

I’m excited to share the release of Building Ties, the fourth installment in one of my favorite military series, SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers. If you haven’t read this series yet, consider taking a look at the Series Spotlight I posted earlier that explains why I was drawn into the Reasor’s SEAL Team world after I read her first book, Breaking Free.

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Building Ties  (SEAL TEAM Heartbreakers # 4)  by Teresa Reasor

Publication Date: August 25, 2014

Genre: Military Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Navy SEAL Brett ‘Cutter’ Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelley, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security’s demand, he’s rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.

On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.

Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess’s remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there’s a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.

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Blog Tour: Review + Author Interview & Giveaway for Whatever It Takes

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Whatever It Takes (Trust No One # 4)  by Dixie Lee Brown

WHATEVER IT TAKES

Publication Date: August 12, 2014 

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult Fiction

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Assassin Alex Morgan will do anything to save an innocent life – especially if it means rescuing a child from a hell like the one she endured. 

But going undercover as husband and wife, with none other than the disarmingly sexy Detective Nate Sanders, may be a little more togetherness than she can handle. She’s used to working alone, and no man is going to change that – not even a man who makes her heart pound and her defenses crumble with just a touch 

Nate has dodged more than a few bullets over the years, but fighting his attraction for Alex may be the bullet that does him in. Still, Nate’s determined to help her find the missing kid. There’s no doubt in his mind that they’re walking straight into danger, but Nate’s willing to face anything if it means protecting Alex. She might have been on her own once, but Nate has one more mission: to stay by her side – forever. 

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