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I'm not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop International

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MYTHICAL BOOKS PRIZE

Any book you want, up to $20

A protagonist that people today could relate to - Polarity Breach: Divine Spark by Frankie Stevens

Fantasy provides escapism from our mundane lives, a chance to imagine a world where the ordinary and extraordinary blur like water that touches your eyeball, a place where things don’t remain the same for very long. However, we forget that people in fantasy worlds experience strife and challenges which are often more vigorous and dangerous than what we experience

Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see - Spell for Sophia (Teen Wytche Saga #4) by Ariella Moon

Could not put it down... Delightful charismatic characters with endearing relationships that reflect honest, genuine relationships. The plot twist and turns in some surprising directions that skillfully reconnect with the other stories in the series. Young adult perhaps, but an enjoyable read for any age. Looking forward to the next installment. - Amazon

An adventure that is never scary or silly - Beenie's Search by J.J. Schousboe

I would recommend this book for younger children who are new to reading. The text and beautiful pictures work together to create an adventure that is never scary or silly. Beenie learns to rely on himself as he searches for his family - a good lesson for all. - Amazon

"Be careful, Ell. I’d hate to see you wind up dead for a second time.” - Where Dead Bodies Lie (Body Dowser #1) by Kat Cazanav

A coldness nipped at my fingertips and no matter how hard I shook my hands, the mist clung to them. I heard a cracking sound and looked up at ceiling lights as they exploded, sending shards of glass spraying everywhere. Students screamed, covering their heads. Another fury of wind swept in through the window. [...]
I felt nothing as if I were standing in the eye of a storm, detached from the riot a few feet away.

Life in Sugartown hasn't always been easy - Sugartown series by Carmen Jenner

"“I need you to promise me that no matter how bad it gets , no matter how dark my demons are, you’ll never walk away.”
“I promise.” "


Choose between Revenge and Forgiveness - Where Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place #2) by Kelsey Sutton

"[A] gorgeously written tale of personified emotions. Revenge or forgiveness? That's the decision Alex Tate has to make after tragedy strikes her family. Once again, the author hooks you with her beautiful writing...and with her complex, stunning characters." - Goodreads

Alex seems to have it all - Lessons in Love (Lessons in Love #1) by Clarissa Carlyle

I loved the story of something tragic holding back Alex from properly living her life, and while I sympathise with her, this is a big part of the story. Thankfully she has help to pull herself out of herself, and help with the path to a better future. 
Well written, and lovely story. - Goodreads

I can’t force myself to stay away - Beneath This Mask (Beneath #1) by Meghan March

I devoured this book, the characters and I'll be on pins and needles until we get Constantine's book. I have a feeling there is a good story there. If you haven't heard of Meghan March, definitely pick this one up. It's totally sexy, angsty, sassy and all sorts of good. - Goodreads

Friday, December 19, 2014

It’s a story about something much stronger - Feel by Karen-Anne Stewart

Let me introduce you to the Saige Colewood and Jensen Rider. For as long as Saige can remember, she has felt everything from everyone…except Jensen. She never wanted her abilities or to experience the hell from the overwhelming emotions from those around her. 


The Jerk Redemption program - K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report by Erna Mueller

Justin and Spencer butt heads constantly; both are stubborn and willful, neither one wanting to give an inch. Spencer needs to find out what the killers are up to, so he swallows his pride and forms a bond with the boy. Spencer relays to Justin his past and together with the help of Justin’s girlfriend, Shahla; they discover the hacker’s plans. Spencer has broken down Justin’s reserve and he finally learns the meaning of unselfish love.

Her secret is out. - The Gifted by Tamra Lassiter

This is a great book. The story flows easily and is very interesting and captivating.
The characters are great and I love the relationship between them.
Loved how Sara was able to see why her parents kept her away from the other gifted and loved her relationship with Fleet and Angelica.
Would love to read more about Sara and the other gifted people. - Amazon

She had sworn off his type years ago. - Cranberry Bluff by Deborah Garner

The characters were all colorful and believable, and the descriptions of the bed and breakfast made it come to life. The story twists and turns and the accelerating situations are both funny and alarming. I'm looking forward to the next book already, knowing one of these characters will be the star. - Goodreads

A werewolf who can’t howl - The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf by Caldric Blackwell

My 8 year old daughter's review:
I loved it, my favorite part was when he finally howled, and how he realized his fear of being made fun of stopped him from howling. I like the lesson he learned about not letting worry of what people might think hold you back. I hope you write more books like this.
- Amazon

The Bleaklisted Books (The Feline Central Books) by David M. Brown, Donna Brown

Oh my God. What can I say about The Bleaklisted Books except that it’s AMAZING? This is one of the most original, laugh-out-loud hilarious books I’ve ever read. Charlie Brown is a cat who likes reading literature and giving comments about it, and bleaklisting several books, like Barry Potterer, Prude and Perjury, The Hungary Olympic Games and more. - Goodreads

When will it be my turn? - Spark series by Jennifer Ryder

"Someday. I would find someone I could love, and that same someone could love me. I'd really thought this stuff would be easier. The perfect guy and girl always find each other in my books. When will it be my turn?" (Eevie)

It’s worse than they think - Gingerbread Man Complete: Episodes 1-3 by Lee Strauss

Episodic writing takes a lot of thought. Whereas a novel as a beginning, middle and end, when writing serials, each episode has to have a beginning, middle and end (that’s not to say the ending won’t be a cliff – it most likely will – much like TV shows do, to entice the viewer to tune in again next week or to click the next episode on Netflix.) 

I am the devil. What did she ever do to deserve this? - Leon's Way by Sunniva Dee

Writing this book, I pushed out of my comfort zone.
And I have no regrets.
Every word, every scene, is there for a reason—for the characters and the readers to experience them. To drive them toward that ending. You'll know what I mean.

Find out what everybody is talking about! - The Heroes of the Himalayas by Lars Guignard

Have you ever gotten hopelessly lost in a strange land?
Talked to an elephant?
Ridden a magic carpet?
Been jailed by an angry parrot?
And discovered that you have the power to change the world?

Will they continue to repeat their pasts? - Hawthorne's Calm (Oceans Trilogy #3) by M.A. DeOlmos

You will fall in love with this amazing trio. This book contains not one but TWO heart-warming, swoon worthy, and panty-melting book boyfriends. Go ahead. Lawrence & Ocean Hawthorne are anxiously waiting for you to sink your teeth into them…careful though…they just might bite back! ;)

You can choose your path, but your fate is sealed. - Gilded Wings (Hidden Wings #4) by Cameo Renae

There isn't a book of Cameo's that I've read thus far that I haven't completely fallen in love with. There was never a dull moment reading Tethered Wings, I was completely in a trance and couldn't stop, I had to know what was to come with the next page. I highly recommend this series to everyone young and old you will love it and it's characters. - Goodreads Book#3

Their way to happily ever after - Glitter and Grit (Lonesome Point, Texas #4) by Jessie Evans

“Well, go ahead,” Reece said, holding his gaze, relishing the tension beginning to thicken the air between them. “I don’t mind.”
After a moment, the man leaned closer, but his eyes didn’t waver from hers. “I don’t treat women that way.”
“Then how do you treat women?” Reece asked, shifting until her leg brushed his. “I’m curious.”

There’s plenty of reason to be afraid of the dark - Insane by H G Lynch

But this time was the closest I’d gotten to freedom, and to be thrown back into the tiny, dull, lifeless room I’d been inhabiting for nearly three months, to be ten feet from fresh air and grass and a world without bars on the windows and a schedule for every moment outside my room, and then be forced back into a prison – it was maddening.

Will the truth of who they are tear them apart? - I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen

Nana changed my diapers. My first day of kindergarten, Nana held my hand. When I came home from school, Nana made me cocoa and sat helping me with homework. Nana cooked my favourite dumpling dinner every Wednesday and made me double-chocolate birthday cake. Nana taught me how to tie my shoelaces and braid my hair. The day I turned sixteen, Mom decided we didn't need Nana anymore. 

Fall in love - New Covers for Breaking series by Juliana Haygert

Cover Reveal - Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert is a book that all those who love Horses will enjoy and with the New Adult twist giving the book a note of Edginess. - Goodreads

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kinky Christmas – Blog Hop Giveaway International

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MYTHICAL BOOKS PRIZE

With a misshapen mouth, funny and the most loyal friend - The Lumpy Duckling: Another Weaver Tale (Weaver Tales #3) by Kai Strand

Somehow, she and Lumpy got to know each other better while he was away. His letters talked about the things he missed the most; his sisters, the gazing pool, finding shapes in her freckles. She shared her frustration over not getting an ‘A’ on an art assignment because her teacher didn’t agree with the perspective, how much she missed sitting in the park with him.

When The Heart Bleeds, Sometimes Your Friends Are All You've Got - Confessions of Sylva Slasher by Ace Antonio Hall

Sylva doesn't normally hold grudges, but when someone plays with her heart they have to pay. However, with the fate of the human race on the line, Brandon convinces Sylva to join him in a secret mission, yet she can't shake the feeling that he's hiding something.

An invisible war between two primordial supernatural orders - SEED (Keepers of Genesis #1) by D.B. Nielsen

A powerful, hidden artefact is unearthed and, with its discovery, an ancient conflict is reignited. 
Embroiled in a quest that takes her from the British Museum to the Louvre to the Vatican Secret Archives, Sage realises that her blossoming romance with the mysterious, alluring St. John Rivers is inextricably tied to the artefact

Are you ready to be... Savaged by Shay Savage

These stories are HIGHLY sensual, erotic, and fantasy. Even though the stories are short, they were still packed with emotions. I think that is the hallmark of a ridiculously talented author. I felt love, compassion, and a connection with the characters within just a handful of pages. - Goodreads

She must find them before they find her... - Storm Fall (Rebel Wing #2) by Tracy Banghart

Not many second books in a series keep my attention, but Storm Fall is the perfect follow up to Rebel Wing. There is lots of action and development to keep you engaged but there is also plenty of good stuff and not everything goes wrong or is a total disaster, which I liked. You definitely need to read book one, Rebel Wing, first, but both are well worth it. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Can't wait for book three. - Goodreads

Humor, Romance, Adventure - Angeli - The Pirate, the Angel & the Irishman by Amy Vansant

She’d known the minute she heard the accent that the boy’s body had been appropriated by a friend of hers, Con Carey, who had lost his own corporeal body some years ago. Like a horror movie ghost, Con had a habit of borrowing other people’s bodies in order to communicate with her. Unlike a ghost, the only thing horrifying about Con was his otherworldly ability to consume whiskey.

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Sweet and charming everyday experiences - A Moat is Not a Goat by Elsa Takaoka, Fanny Liem

A Moat is Not a Goat is a wonderful collection of short poems (varied length) celebrating little girls! Each poem features culturally diverse little girls in a variety of circumstances all centered around the message of empowerment. The accompanying illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend this wonderful collection of short poems to teachers, librarians, and parents to read to children. While girls are the obvious target, I do think the book would make a great discussion starter exploring gender stereotypes in a classroom setting. - Goodreads

No limits. No boundaries. - Sweet Submission (Sweet Submission #1) by Roxy Sloane

18++ It was one of the most exciting beginnings to a series that I have read in a long time and I have read many, many, many books. [...] This book does that. Roxy Sloane has done a wonderful job and I absolutely LOVE this book and am not so patiently waiting for the next one in the series.

"we always get what we need out of them" - Spark Rising by Kate Corcino

The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.


A past that comes roaring back with a vengeance - Fleur de Nuit (Bourbon Street Bondage #1) by Cat Montmorency

Cover Reveal: 18++
The difference between wanting and taking is the barest catch of a breath…
Decadent food, smoky music, dark delights—who could live in the French Quarter and not be tempted to partake? Moira 
D’Arcangelis, that’s who.

Could their love for each other still exist? - More Than a Memory by Amber Nation

Cover Reveal Locking eyes after fifteen long years raises deep emotions and unanswered questions:
What happened to make Eden run?
Could their love for each other still exist?
Or will their past time together be nothing more than a memory?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How did I ever think something like this could work? - Gravel Ghost (Book #1) by Charyse Allan

His eyes pierce mine, but I force myself to look away. I have to lie to him. There’s no way I can tell him this. I’ve been trained my whole life that our name is what we protect with the greatest ferocity. If someone has our name, they can use it against us. He grabs my chin again, forcing me to look at him.

It will have you believing in true love - If You Believe by Mya O'Malley

There was something different about her eyes now; once they had been filled with spark and mischief, but now they were sadder, as if the light had somehow gone out. The same eyes that had looked at him with varying degrees of emotions for all those precious years they had shared together. The same eyes that held him spellbound right.

Surely she is the devil coming to collect on his lost soul. - The Last Enchantress by Scott & Judith Powell

What did it really matter if I revealed myself? I jumped down without a sound and sat on the bench that she had just occupied. Even though she had only been here but a moment, I could still feel her warmth lingering on the surface. Somehow, she sensed I was there, and she began to run, which was not surprising. 

Will they accept that love - true love - can sometimes conquer all? - Seventh Wonder by Renae Kelleigh

Feeling half numb, she went to lean against the balustrade. For long moments, she didn’t dare drag her eyes away from the sinking sun as it hauled a frayed mantle of shadows over the canyon’s tortuous and deeply gouged ravines. For a brief instant, her fear that he would find his way over to her was matched only by her fear that he wouldn’t.

FUSION: An Anthology from Promotional Book Tours

Nine outstanding fantasy stories merged together to create a bestselling reaction.
An anthology designed for readers of fantasy . . . Paranormal, urban/contemporary fantasy, science fiction and dystopian fused together in one epic fantasy bundle. Make your way through fire and ice, love, lust and hate as NINE International Bestselling Authors come together to spin their tales of magic and destruction. This is a truly unique bundle that successfully blends all aspects of the Fantasy genre.

FUSION: An Anthology from Reading Addiction Book Tours

Nine outstanding fantasy stories merged together to create a bestselling reaction.
An anthology designed for readers of fantasy . . . Paranormal, urban/contemporary fantasy, science fiction and dystopian fused together in one epic fantasy bundle. Make your way through fire and ice, love, lust and hate as NINE International Bestselling Authors come together to spin their tales of magic and destruction. This is a truly unique bundle that successfully blends all aspects of the Fantasy genre.

find out “what happens after.” - Good Faith (Stewart Realty #8) by Liz Crowe and Happy Birthday!

18+ "What better way to celebrate a birthday and exceptional hard work than with the best announcement I could be making. *drumroll* After careful calculations, Good Faith’s final totals for this year to date are 1327– which means….

Kids Moments - Apple Pie For You and I by Denise Mistich

From the author: This project was a lot of fun and I know the kids are going to love it. I simply wrote a poem about raccoons eating an apple pie. Illustrator Daniel Bulleri brought the story to life. I hope you enjoy it with your little ones.


Not your typical happily ever after - The Friessens: A New Beginning series

The stories in this series are romances filled with sexual tension, rough language, passion, the ideals of family, love and loyalty and The Friessen men in these stories are strong sexy alpha males. And are not your typical happily ever after.

“Is it just me or does this place kind of make your skin crawl?” - For the Eye Sees Not Itself (SIS Case Files #4) by A.R. Moler

In the reflection Evan saw a man behind him, and he whirled around to face the stranger. Gabrielle’s body was sprawled limply on the floor. Tom Garner, Brie’s psycho ex-boyfriend, was kneeling beside her, a knife in his hand, stabbing her again and again. Evan screamed, “NO!” He tackled the man and knocked him backward to the floor. 

Never comingle with mortals - Infernal Ice by Joceline Farrah

I just don’t think you can ever mourn a lost long enough. Imagine meeting that special someone and suddenly tragedy rips them from your life. I don’t’ believe there is enough days in a lifetime to fill that void, or to mourn such a loss. You move on because you have to but there’s a part of you that dies with that person and it can never be resurrected.

An intelligent lady who is determined to seduce her brother’s friend - His Wicked Seduction (The League of Rogues #2) by Lauren Smith

The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much?
"Within the ton, there was scandal and then there was scandal. For a certain class of woman, being seen with the wrong man in the wrong place could be enough to ruin her reputation and damage her prospects. These fair creatures deserved nothing but the utmost in courtesy and propriety."