DEAD GIRL WALKING by Ruth Silver
Publication Date: April 25, 2014
a Young Adult Paranormal Adventure
published by Patchwork Press
Forget everything you know about grim reapers.
Publication Date: April 25, 2014
a Young Adult Paranormal Adventure
published by Patchwork Press
Forget everything you know about grim reapers.
Kim Harrison fans, please mark your calendars for the upcoming release of the final book in The Hollows Series, a popular urban-fantasy, paranormal series that is hard to put down! I’m slowly working my way through the series and have only read the first four books, but so far, I’ve enjoyed each novel, largely because Harrison’s in-depth world-building and character development are amazing. This is a series that must be read in order; to see the reading series timeline on Goodreads, click here.
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
The triumphant conclusion to Kim Harrison’s #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series!
Rachel Morgan’s come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She’s faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witchs, and soul-eating demons. She’s crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She’s lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.
But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.
To save Ivy’s soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.
Marissa Clarke aka Mary Lindsey has released the book cover for her upcoming new paranormal romance series, Love Me To Death. Mark your calendar for the expected release of this book in October, and take a moment to enter the giveaway.
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
Readers of YA fiction may want to check out the upcoming release of the first installment in this new paranormal series. Be sure to enter the great giveaway!
Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.
Skye Malone is the creative mind behind the Awakened Fate series.
She also technically does not exist.
Skye was born on May 17th, 2013 as the pen name of author Megan Joel Peterson, to give Megan an outlet for all the stories running around in her head. She writes paranormal romance and adventure, loves wolves and the ocean, and might just take over Megan’s life someday.
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With the wedding looming, Ivy’s working tirelessly to create the perfect menu and orchestrate their dream wedding. However, Kit has one last secret to reveal–and it might just be a deal breaker. Will Ivy see the truth behind Kit’s actions? Or will she call the whole thing off, this time for good?
Publication Date: March 2014 / length: approx. 100 pgs.
Genre: Romantic Suspense Series
I hope everyone has been having a wonderful Easter and that you have been able to spend time with your loved ones over the holiday. I was fortunate to have my mother visit for a week, and we spent some time traveling around Texas. While browsing in an Amarillo antique store, I found a gently used hard copy edition of Fannie Flagg’s Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven.
Publication Date: July 4, 2006 / Random House – 384 pgs.
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Humor
From the author of Fried Green Tomatoes, comes a comedy-mystery set in a small town. Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and sidesplitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?
Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and next thing she knows she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner’s nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, whom Elner has known since he was a boy, runs his eighteen-wheeeler into a ditch-and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, “What is life all about anyway?” Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s Tell It Like It Is beauty shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.
In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg “was put on this earth to write” (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in. (from the book jacket flap)
I like books that have a southern setting, and David Burnsworth’s recent release of Southern Heat is set in South Carolina’s lowcountry. This looks like a great mystery novel, and you can read the entire first chapter now.
Publication Date: February 2014 / Publisher: Five Star/Gale
Genre: Southern Noir/Mystery
Pages: 304 / Format: Paperback & ebook
Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie’s murder and targets Brack.
The sole heir of his uncle’s estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate’s Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston’s wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle’s killer.
From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.
Reading Pink Shades of Words is an easy way to support a great cause. Check out this anthology of short stories by some of today’s popular Indie authors, with all proceeds from the sale of the book going to support Fifty Shades of Pink Avon Breast Cancer Team in Santa Barbara, CA.
On Sale until May 31, 2014
17 of Today’s Best Selling Authors in Young Adult, New Adult & Romance came together to support Breast Cancer Research.
Avon Breast Cancer Team- Santa Barbara, CA.
FIFTY SHADES OF PINK team is made up of a group of girlfriends who raise funds annually to participate in the Avon 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk in Santa Barbara, CA.
For one weekend in September, we wake up before the crack of dawn and dress in as much Pink as humanly possible and prepare to walk for 39.9 miles.
We suffer and laugh through:
Blisters that are almost covering your entire foot and body parts you never realize you could get a blister on (ButtCrackGate 2013)
Passing out in the triage medical unit
Sleeping in a tent on the grass
Taking the best mobile showers EVER
Limping like old ladies
Cursing at the curbs to get onto the sidewalk (Walk 39 miles and you will be cursing at them too).
Today’s post features Maggie Thom’s suspenseful romance, Deceitful Truths, and I’m excited that she has included a playlist and dream cast for the novel! Check out her music selections, the actors she would cast for her characters, and be sure to enter the giveaway!
Genres: Adult Fiction, New Adult Contemporary Romance
Samantha West has been in love with Trent Sorenson forever. Problem is, he’s her best friend Lexie Bank’s older stepbrother, and he’s never seen her as anything but his sister’s friend. But in A LITTLE TOO FAR (book 1 in the A LITTLE TOO series) that all changes and she finally gets her man. What she doesn’t know is that Trent is secretly in love with Lexie, so things don’t turn out quite like Sam hopes. Not only does she lose her boyfriend, but also her best friend and it stings that they chose each other over her.
Amber Skye Noyes is totally Sam.
Her life takes a downward spiral and in A LITTLE TOO HOT she ends up thrown out of college and out of her parent’s house. Desperate for a job, she lets her goofball rocker best friend, Jonathan, talk her into a gig dancing at Benny’s Gentleman’s Club.
Today, I’m happy to participate in a Blog Tour and Giveaway to help celebrate Kirsten Weiss’ recent release of the fifth book in her Riga Hayworth series, Elemental Detective. Read on to learn about all of the books in the series and enter for your chance to win a copy of her latest installment along with some other prizes as well.
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery
Publication Date: October 24, 2011
Tarot, the Archetypes, Good Wine… and a Dog Named Dog.
When Riga Hayworth finds her new client dead, she smells a set up of metaphysical proportions. Now, to find a killer, Riga must travel from San Francisco to the underworld… and make it back alive.
Riga’s client, Helen Baro, believes her husband is trying to kill her. One problem: her husband died in a car crash last year. Riga isn’t sure what to think. Is Helen mad? Is someone else trying to harm the woman? Or is this really a case of attempted murder from beyond the grave? But then Helen is found dead, leaving a strange haiku and tarot for a clue, and Riga is hurled into an investigation that threatens the detective and those she loves.
An urban fantasy based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Metaphysical Detective explores the power of the archetypes through the double lens of tarot and Greek mythology.
Buy Links: Amazon: The Metaphysical Detective (A Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mystery) | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Publication Date: January 2014/ Soul Mate Publishing (270 pgs)
Genre: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
A frantic phone call leads Detective Remy Steinberg racing through the night toward the one place he vowed never to return. With the life of his kidnapped daughter at stake, he willingly faces shotgun-wielding drug dealers, corrupt law-enforcement officials, and a raging hurricane.
Scouring the seedy back alleys of New Orleans for information, he goes undercover at a sinister voodoo ceremony, and struggles to understand the forces of black magic that hold his daughter hostage.
With time ticking down, he battles for his life against a high voodoo priest, but can he face the two things he fears most: the swamp that terrorized his childhood, and the ex-wife he’s never stopped loving?
Publication Date: December 2013 / 165 pgs.
Genre: YA, Fantasy
An otherworldly war is raging and the descendants of Merlin must die.
Caitlyn “Cat” Beale doesn’t know it yet, but her life is in serious danger. Because Cat’s normal everyday world is about to collide with the treacherous, magical world of Fairies.
If only she’d heeded her visions…
After her family is killed in a tragic accident, Cat’s psychic abilities begin to slowly emerge. But she never would’ve guessed the truth…that a vengeful fairy wants to destroy everything she holds dear.
Now Cat must discover why she’s a target and a way to stop the killings. With the help of her friends and her enigmatic, best friend Joseph, Cat sets out to learn more about her dark heritage, which includes daring wizards, vengeful fairy queens, and horrible curses. Together they’ll enter a dark world of deception and peril…but not everyone will come out alive.
I really like author Christine Pope’s work, and her Sedona Trilogy is one of my favorite alien invasion reads. Now, she has just released the first book in a new trilogy called Darkangel. The interview with Ms. Pope reveals more about the series, and she shares the dream cast she imagines for her characters!
Publication Date: March 30, 21014
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press/ 233 pgs.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Finding the man of your dreams can be a real nightmare….
As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match.
But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin.
Darkangel is the first book in The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, a paranormal romance trilogy set in the haunted town of Jerome, Arizona.
Publication Date: March 31, 2014
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Suspense
THIS IS NOT A STANDALONE BOOK – IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED THAT YOU READ ALL THE PREVIOUS NOVELS AND NOVELLAS BEFORE STARTING THIS BOOK
Spencer Shrike is a man with a plan. Get in. Get out. Move on. He loves Ron the Bomb, and her safety is the only thing on his mind these days. But life is a tricky bastard, and conning criminals for the better part of ten years brings its own set of problems. Sure, Rook lied her way out of a sticky situation, covering for crimes Ronin, Ford, and Spencer committed, and getting them all off scot-free in the process.
But not everyone is buying Rook’s story, and Spencer is desperate to figure out who’s in town setting them up for a fall.
Veronica the Bombshell Vaughn has put up with Spencer Shrike’s shit for years and where has it gotten her? A big fat nowhere. No ring, no house, no kids, and no promises. In fact, Spencer is worse than ever—completely distant and moody. She’s done sitting at home, pining over a man she can’t have.
But she’s not opposed to fighting for him.
Ron the Bomb fights hard and she fights dirty, so she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Spencer’s attention.
But now there’s another man in town with his eye on her. He’s got secrets too, but unlike Spencer, Bobby Mansi is more than willing to let Veronica in on them.
The entire Rook and Ronin series comes full circle. Every con, every lie, and every skeleton in the closet is back for one final shot at vengeance and the only way to set it right… is to get out the guns.
Before the day… before M-day… people used to read books and watch movies about zombies. They used to dress up as zombies; pretend to kill zombies… Basically, zombies had become a part of popular culture in a very unexpected way.
The highly anticipated zombie apocalypse never came.
What did come was much worse than any city over run with shambling corpses after brains and flesh. A virus… a virus that only affected men. Nobody knew what caused it, or where it had come from, not that it really mattered. It’s here and there’s no going back.
Maxine was one of the lucky ones–she got out alive. She and her friends banded together to survive the new desolate conditions left behind by the virus. When a supply gathering mission goes awry, Max and company are left with no better choice than to trust a group of uninfected military men. No longer on the run from her infected husband, Max discovers there could be worse dangers for her on the horizon… Like losing her heart to her mysterious savior everyone calls Zee.
When I post spotlights of books, I choose the ones I am interested in reading and want to share my finds with other readers. M-Day is one of those books I posted about and finally had the opportunity to read, but it was not at all what I expected. Maybe I should have read the reviews beforehand, but I didn’t want to be influenced by other readers’ opinions of the book.
I know it’s a cliché to say I really wanted to like this book, but it’s true. I was attracted to this novel because it has an unusual twist on the typical zombie-infested post-apocalyptic fiction I’ve read. Like other books in the zombie genre, there is an outbreak of a virus, but only men become infected. Similarly, these men become mindless and animalistic in their nature, losing their ability to think and reason. They also become faster and stronger than normal. However, this is where the similarities end. The men don’t desire to feast upon the women’s flesh. Instead, they hunt and enslave them for their own deranged sexual purposes. Although the premise of the book is creative in its approach to an apocalyptic disaster, the eroticism and obsession with sex become so dominant that the rest of the plot is diluted and shallow.
From the book’s description it’s obvious this will be a war between the sexes, and I expected there would be violence and some sexual situations. However, what I read was more of an erotic dark “romance” with a weak post-apocalyptic storyline, and this is the major reason I was disappointed by the book. The world-building needs to be fleshed out with more details about survival in this dark and gritty setting. Instead, the sexual depravity of the infected men eclipses other aspects of this post-apocalyptic environment.
The book has a strong beginning that introduces us to three women, Max, Evo, and Izzy, who have banded together to survive and evade the horrors of being captured by the infected men (I-Men) in search of women to possess. Running low on fuel, Max decides to sneak into one of the I-Men camps to find gasoline. There, she meets and is rescued by Zee who leads the women to a temporary sanctuary guarded by the military. From this point on, the story went downhill for me. The emphasis moves to Zee and Max’s instant desire for each other and their sexual relationship ensues. The love scenes are frequent and explicit. Max and Zee seem to fall into a haze of lust and forget about preparing for the ugly reality that awaits them.
When Max is kidnapped by her infected husband, readers are given a vivid description into what life is like for the women who are captured and enslaved to satisfy the I-Men’s insatiable sexual cravings. The brutality these women suffer is revolting and was too much for me. I was also disappointed by the excessive use of profanity that weakened the dialogue, yet one could argue that it fits right in with the deterioration of this society.
All in all, this book just did not work for me. If you are looking for a dark erotic read set in a post-apocalyptic world then M-Day might interest you.
Source: Purchased ebook
Check out this intriguing Sci-Fi thriller that promises lots of action and heart-pounding suspense. This is definitely one to add to my never-ending reading list! Be sure to enter the great giveaway that is part of this book tour as well!
Publication Date: September 15, 2013
Genres: Futuristic Thriller/Sci-Fi
Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a restrictor mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control.
Guided by her scientific training, Tallette works cautiously with Criss. That is, until the Kardish, an otherwise peaceful race of alien traders, announce they want him for themselves. With technologies superior to Earth’s, the Kardish express their desires with ominous undertones.
The Union of Nations is funding Tallete’s artificial intelligence research and she turns to them for help. Sid, a special agent charged with leading the response, decides Earth’s greatest weapon is the very AI the aliens intend to possess. But what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? And what is humanity’s role if an interstellar battle among titans starts to rage?
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic
From #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale comesSTORM —the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO :
“Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined.”—Kirkus, starred review
“With this extremely high-octane story that’s the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment.”—Booklist
“An entertaining and creepy tale.”—Publishers Weekly