Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What you see is not always what you get - Defenseless (Diamond Girls #3) by Elisa Dane

"This story has everything you would want in the main characters; a kindhearted girl on the outside, but a strong willed athlete driven by her passions, and a bad boy with an attitude, but so caring and devoted when you peel the layers back. I loved reading the struggles that the characters had to go through in order to grow and learn from their past." - Goodreads

A girl with no future A man with no past - Broken City series by D.D. Chant

16+ "Overall this was a great book with a well developed world, strong character driven plot and fantastic blending of Dystopian and Futuristic elements while remaining grounded in the real world. If your a fan of the genre and looking for something new and unique, I highly suggest picking this book up. I will be rating Broken City by D.D. Chant." - Goodreads

Choices can have horrible consequences - Complicated (Secrets and Lies #2) by M.M. Koenig

"I could not stop turning the pages of this book. It was full of action and secrets that blew me away. Unfortunately, there is also a big cliffhanger that leaves me dying to know what happens!
The characters were fantastic in this book. They all contributed to the story line perfectly.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for sexy, romantic, thriller!" - Goodreads

An Angel Torched My Homework and Other Lies by Miche Sipes

"What happens when you combine vampires, angels, werewolves and zombies with normal humans? Supernatural insanity! Miche Sipes has created a clever world, filled with lovable characters, unexpected plot twists and lots of humor. I loved this book. 5 stars!" --Lynda Hilburn, author of the Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series

The heart has a way of complicating decisions - Sinful Rewards 7: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella (Sinful Rewards #7) by Cynthia Sax

18+"As always, Cynthia Sax has beautifully written another enjoyable and delicious story for us to read. If this is the first time reading from the Sinful Rewards series, start on number 1. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. I loved reading the story, [...] 5 stars, highly recommend!!" - Goodreads

An unlikely hero - Corsica Gate by Robena Grant

A heroine who has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings, Dia Sophia Romani, jilted three days before her wedding, has lived with Mama in San Diego’s Little Italy for six months. She’s tired of everything Italian, and is ready to move on…

It was only a wish. - My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen #1) by Sean Hayden

"This is one of Hayden's best stories so far. Full of his trademark wit and humor, My Soul to Keep is his first young adult novel (and first of the Rise of the Fallen series!). Of course it slips into the paranormal genre as well and we get an added bonus of some romance!"Goodreads

Will ancient blood ties rule Beth’s destiny? - The Reflective Cause (Reflection, #2) by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Cover Reveal Will the dissenting Reflectives find a way to exterminate the one threat to their plans of absolute control over the thirteen sectors? Can Beth, along with Jeb Merrick, save their world and uphold The Cause. Or will ancient blood ties rule Beth’s destiny….

Letting go and moving on is easier said than done - Without You by Reylynn Purdue

He slightly tilted his head to the right and gave me a confused smile. Then, he just stood there and gaped at me. I was now seriously doubting the whole honesty-is-always-the-best-policy idea. It sure as hell wasn’t helping me. 
"Ok got to say I loved this book, there was so many characters in it with their only story to tell. That you got glimpses of but never the whole thing." - Goodreads

If I could describe my world in a color, it would be black. - Beneath His Darkness (Healing Hearts #3) by Renee Dyer

Cover Reveal -"This is actually the first book by Renee Dyer I have read. And HOLYWOW! Did it leave me wondering what I've been missing out on! I absolutely have to read Renee's other books now! While reading this book, I cried, I smiled, I cringed. I laughed, I wanted to hit stuff, and my heart jumped for joy. This lady sure knows how to throw a ton of emotions at you. And she does so intensely!" - Goodreads

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Music Time

Does the darkness frighten you? - Broken Aro (The Broken Ones #1) by Jen Wylie

"I was very surprised how much I liked the story; as only an 'occasional visitor' to the fantasy / supernatural genre I often find their stories and characters repetitive, but in Broken Aro I never once thought that to be the case and instead I found myself quickly taken into the world Wylie has created, just like a good book should do." - Goodreads

Their motives are far from innocent - False Finder by Mia Hoddell

"False Finder is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that never ceases to keep the reader guessing. Loaded with twists and turns, the plot is well written and the characters are so lifelike that it feels like you truly get to know them." - Goodreads

When it comes to magic, more isn’t always merrier. - Misery Loves Company (Miss Misery #3) by Tracey Martin

"I have to say that the story reveals lots of secrets and there is lots of spine tingling adrenaline rushes to be had throughout the story along with surprising twists but what comes next promises to be even more interesting and thrilling so I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book." - Goodreads

Once upon a time there was a wounded Prince - Caught Up (Drawn #2) by M.A. Stone

18+ Once upon a time there was a wounded Prince who fell in love with an Angel. They got married, had crazy babies and everyone thought that they would live happily ever after. Everyone was wrong. Dead wrong.

Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil - Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor

Being the one chosen to kill the entire evil population is a burden heavier than sin. Not that I know what it’s like to sin, but I imagine this is worse. Killing is never taken lightly, even when sanctioned by our leaders, the same leaders who chose me to carry it out. I’ve lost count of how many Malryx I’ve executed for that exact reason. And now there is only one left. Only one evil being. My purpose of being is almost complete.

Will dazzle and amaze - Henge (Le Fay, #1) by Realm Lovejoy

The idea of modernizing the Arthurian legends came naturally to me since I didn't want to set the story up the same way it's been done many times. As a writer, I wanted to write something that I'd have fun with so I wanted the story to be fresh for me and to create something I can believe and relate to. Read full interview here

A dare she can’t resist - Hot Dare (Dare to Love #1) by Avery Flynn

"A super hot and sexy romance, fabulous multi-faceted and intriguing characters, a great story, and lots of funny banter. Angie and Colt are just fabulous; authentic and lovely characters, as only Avery Flynn can write them: he’s a sweet and gorgeous guy and Angie is a strong and ambitious woman. And what a crazy, fun passage with a Motown hit! And all this in a novella! Wow! Just wow!" - Goodreads

Her world has always been dark, but he might be able to change everything… Clarity: The Complete Series (Clarity #1-3) by Loretta Lost

"This is an unforgettable story [...]
This story portraits the pursuit of happiness against all odds. It is the tale of a brave woman and a great example of unconditional love frame in tragedy and betrayal. It has it all!!! 
I highly recommend it!" - Goodreads

Love hurts…even when you don’t believe in it… - Dare Me - A Kindle Worlds Story by Kelly Jamieson

Enter the Dare To Love world created by Carly Phillips with this steamy story by Kelly Jamieson! 
"Kelly has done it again. What a heartwarming Novella of two people finding love. One knowing it was there and the other having to find the way there. "- Amazon

I know what you’re thinking. - Pressure Point by Olivia Luck

They say life is about choices. You spend your life making decisions and dealing with the consequences, whether they are positive or negative. In my tumultuous frame of mind, I make a choice. A very poorly thought out choice, but one that I have to live with, nevertheless.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How can I ask a man to choose between me … and God? - Forbidden (Under the Skin #2) by Charlotte Stein

18+ How can you really get absolution for being possessed by the devil? I could say ten thousand Hail Marys and recite the Bible backward, and it wouldn’t make no difference. The demon she sees in me is invisible, and never seems to do nothing, so it’s not like I can just scrub him out or act like he’s not there. I can’t stop spinning the room around like in that movie with the girl who has no eyebrows.

A deadly and explosive secret - In For the Kill (McClouds & Friends #11) by Shannon McKenna

"This Series is like a super sonic rollercoaster with each book being another more exciting, heart wrenching, nerve racking hair pin turn!! Every character is their own individual character with a personality uniquely theirs...of course they are all sexy, tough and drop dead gorgeous but that's what we want right?!!! Rachel and Sveti's story has been the most heart wrenching for me from the very beginning and I have been on pins and needles waiting for Shannon to write this one..." - Goodreads

Adapt to the status quo or change it! - Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames #2) by Chris Cannon

"I freaking love this series!! I loved the dragons and the world that's been created. I even love the bad parts about how these dragons are still living like it's the freaking Stone Age with their culture, regardless of how out of date things are. And we jump right back in, but let me warn you. This book is funny, maybe funnier than the first. This book is sad, like be prepared to lose some tears and snot and be ugly crying, way more than the first. This book is heartwrenchingly heartbreaking. Bryn is gunna have a lot of pieces to pick up in book three, but she will. :)"  - Goodreads

To out-maneuver a world class killer - Trigger by Jill Meengs

"Trigger by Meengs is a great read with adventures abounding. I can relate to travelling round Europe and her descriptions added to my memories. The baddies are introduced early on but their identities are not revealed until near the end. Jordan is the main protagonist who is trying to hide one of her talents but more are revealed as the story progresses. Very much a page turner as the reader is dragged into the melee, waiting to see if she escapes." - Goodreads

The full circle - Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3) by S.R. Grey

17+ I savoured this book because as much as I was excited to get more of Chase Gartner (my favourite tattooed bad boy) I was also saddened that this was the last novel in the Judge Me Not trilogy. [...] 
A beautiful story, brilliantly written by an amazing author. - Goodreads

Will he willingly go down in flames? - Sweet Surprise (Sweet, Texas #4) by Candis Terry

"I don't think I thought that the Sweet Texas Series could get any better after Reno, Jackson and Jesse claimed their women, BUT...I wasn't anticipating MIKE HALSEY....Fiona....You are ONE LUCK LADY!!
He was just...A-MA-ZING...and the story was just so deliciously heart-warming...I was left with the yummy flutters and a few tears in my eyes...My Heart LOVED SWEET SURPRISE, and so did I. "- Goodreads

the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity - A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter #3) by Megan Shepherd

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Megan Shepherd, be sure to check out all the details below. 
This blast also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book and swag courtesy of Megan and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Fantasy, love, and courage - Chasing Ravens by Jessica E. Paige

"If you like fantasy and folklore, then I highly recommend Chasing Ravens. I think this is a great book for all ages, not just YA-- I would definitely recommend it for voracious middle-grade readers. Fantasy, adventure, bravery, and a touch of sweet romance make Chasing Ravens a winner in my book." - Goodreads

Will it be too late? - Breaking Braydon by M.K. Harkins

"If you love a book that keeps you awake at night because you to need to know what happens next, then you should put Breaking Braydon on your TBR list. In fact, I think you should move it to the top.
I gave Breaking Braydon 5 stars, exploding ones." - Goodreads

One way or another, the curse will have its due - Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

I pulled him closer, but no matter how hard I tugged on him, no matter how much the muscles in my arms trembled, I could't get close enough - and that terrified me. *****
My heart ached, as if somebody had taken a ten pounds dumbbell ans smacked me square in the chest. I gasped as I fought for air and wondered if my life would always be this way - struggling just to survive - because no matter what anyone told me, I wouldn't recover from this.

Help or go to jail - Defenseless (Diamond Girls #3) by Elisa Dane

"This series, I can't even begin to tell you how much I have loved every page. It really makes you think about the stereotypes that we label people with before actually knowing them as a person. [...] This story has everything you would want in the main characters; a kindhearted girl on the outside, but a strong willed athlete driven by her passions, and a bad boy with an attitude, but so caring and devoted when you peel the layers back." - Goodreads

The place no one wants to go - No One Gets Out Alive ( Pre-Earth #3) by Mindy Larson

"I loved these characters no matter what part of earth they were on at any given time. I also enjoyed how this book wrapped everything up in the end. This story had a lot of depth to it and really makes you think while you are reading it. I also loved reading the Masters POV. Don't miss out on this series." - Goodreads

Someone has opened the cage. - Amber Smoke (The Escaped #1) by Kristin Cast

Cover RevealThere is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Authors In the City March 2015

Author signing event in Myrtle Beach, SC March 14, 2015 hosted by Stephanie's Book Reports.
Authors In The City is a book signing held once a year. 
 2015 the signing will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: What if your choices had eternal ramification? - Deceived (Soul Keeper #1) by L.A. Starkey

They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principle, the actuating cause of an individual life.
But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most?
The soul mate principle states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union.
But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose? 
What if your choices had eternal ramification?

Ward Against Disaster (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #3) by Melanie Card

Except nothing seemed complicated right at that moment. Not even the soldiers searching for them on the other side of the door. The heat from her body radiated into his, her gaze held him, invited him. Everything about her expression said she felt it, too. A breath hung between their lips. That was all. A fraction closer and he could show her how he felt. Goddess, he wanted to show her. Needed to show her.

"Here is our story." - Beautifully Insightful by K.C. Lynn

18+ "This is the first time I’ve read anything from this author but it definitely won’t be my last because I completely loved this book. Beautifully Insightful is a suspenseful second chance love story with just the right amount of angst, plus I loved both main characters. Ryder Jameson is a perfect alpha male who’s also an amazing dirty talker, and Emily is truly a remarkable heroine."- Goodreads

The secret to power lies in the blood - Blood Monarch (The Dragon Hunters # 6) by Drako

“Yep, you’re just being a bitch. That’s what you wanted to say.” Vlad smirked. “Face it, you’ve got to make the move now. Even soul mates don’t wait forever. The gods never said soul mates have to end up together or that they can’t love someone else. Look at your patron.”

A hideous, angry beast was his curse - Beasty series by Tyffani Clark Kemp

18+ "This is a beautiful take on The Beauty and the Beast, I fell in love with this story and would recommend it to anyone over 18. I think I have just found yet another author to stalk, Tyffani Clark Kemp reeled me in as quick as a wink and I was hooked forever. Yep, the story is just that good!" - Goodreads

When you’re not the first, but the last - Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers #2) by Jamie McGuire

“I live in Midtown,” I said, wondering if I would see my neighbor again.
She grinned. “Me, too. A lot of us do. We can drown your sorrows together.”
“I don’t have sorrows. Just memories. They’ll go away on their own.”

Mind, body and soul - The Reclamation (The Club #2) by Lauren Rowe

18++ "Ok...trying to type through the tears right now...wooo...that was rough, beautifully written, just rips your heart out cuts it up and then pours that acid spit from Alien on it. No, really, emotionally you get hit by a train and it just doesn't stop. But honestly I have to say that #2 is better than the first one. She set a bar with how amazing part one was and just knocked it out of the stratosphere this time." - Goodreads

Hiding secrets big enough to destroy them - Little Wolf by Amélie S. Duncan

18++ "This book was such a great read. I loved the intensity behind Tala and Adrian’s story, the way they both needed each other to heal. And the suspense! There’s a twist in this story I never saw coming, and as a reader - that is definitely something I love." - Goodreads

Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option. - A Father's Fight (Fighting #5) by J.B. Salsbury

18+ "With Blake and Layla newly engaged and expecting a baby on the way, you’d think they’d be clear of their worries. Boy, are they so wrong!
Author J.B. Salsbury doesn’t throw in any over the top gimmicks and plot devices in this fifth installment. It’s pretty stripped down to basic human values of love, family, forgiveness, sacrifice, and the lengths you will go to protect them." - Goodreads

Loving him is a losing battle - Contractual by Alice Montalvo-Tribue

18+"Another amazing novel by this talented writer! Every single novel that I have read by this author has not let me know. Contractual was yet again another example of just how fantastic all her work is. I was hooked from the moment I began to read and could not put it down. Finished it in one sitting, a little upset actually that it came to an end. It is a story about love, survival and second chances."- Goodreads

Darkness has a seductive power - Malevolent (Darkness #1) by Cassia Brightmore

18++ Cover Reveal - “You think you can push me like that and I won’t respond?” [...] “You’re mine. I won’t share you, and I’ll be damned if I let anything happen to you, Gwyn. The sooner you get it through your head that I own you now, the better.” [...] This man and his fierce possessiveness of her awakened a darkness in her she didn’t know existed."

The truth is in the evidence - Over the Line (Adirondack Pack 0.5) by K.C. Stewart

Cover Reveal- Someone in the pack isn’t who they say they are. It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last that Tyson has to rid the pack of a spy. These are the people he calls his friends and family and one of them is lying to him.

When is enough, enough? - Make Me Forget by Brandy Lynn

Cover Reveal - "Just hearing the word 'sweetheart' makes me cringe. That term is not a term of endearment for me. It brings back memories. Memories that I don’t want unleashed and demons that I don’t want chasing me. I’ve spent years ridding myself of those dark times and I do not want to go backwards."

She must face her secrets…before they destroy her - Naked by Stacey Trombley

Cover Reveal - Now she has a chance to be normal again. Back in school, she meets a boy who seems too good to be true. Cute, kind, trusting. But what will he do when he finds out the truth about her past?

A new dare is taking shape - Stupid Boy (Stupid in Love #2) by Cindy Miles

I looked at him then, taken back by how his voice washed over me and made my skin tingle. I forced myself to breathe; I wasn’t used to being in this kind of situation. Guys just didn’t go out of their way to talk to me. I made sure of it. But I didn’t balk. I mean, after all—Kane was my potential reformation Dare. Right? Murphy’s words rushed back to me. Reform the barmy beast! I breathed. Smiled. Pretended.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A twisting, panic-filled journey through the secretive corridors of power - Nothing Left Sacred by Daniel Diehl

"NOTHING LEFT SACRED was an interesting, thoughtful read. The title was written by Daniel Diehl and his accomplishments and awards are outlined in the book. He is known as an author, writer and investigative historian. [...]
I liked the writing style of Mr. Diehl. Reading period literature (fiction or nonfiction) can often be quite an uphill slog, but NOTHING LEFT SACRED was extremely readable without digressing to a lower quality level." - Amazon