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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

There is nothing left but betrayal and shattered hearts. - Double Betrayal (Surviving #3) by Ada Frost

18+ "The beauty, the love, the passion, the pain breathed life into the book because of the beautiful words of Ada Frost. She has this amazing ability to write these beautiful words that make you laugh one minute, having you crying the next, then having you melting because they are so hot."- Goodreads

Rough Edges, Allie's Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances #1) by Kimberly Krey

“Kimberly Krey never fails to truly amaze and captivate my heart … She has done it yet again with this heart stopping journey of a second chance at a once in a lifetime love.” ~Amber @ Wonderings of One Person
“An utterly charming romance!” ~Jamie Brook Thompson

Haven’t seen one of those before - Court Light and Crown Service series by Terah Edun

"Wow! Never a dull moment with Ciardis Weathervane!
Another wild ride with Ciardis! The improbable is anything but! Hang on to your proverbial hats and enjoy!"
- Goodreads

There is no such thing as safe - State of Alliance (Collapse Series #5) by Summer Lane

I added eleven new characters to the storyline of State of Alliance, which was quite the task, let me tell you! There are a couple of plot twists and character revelations that I think will surprise readers who have been following the series, and I am so happy and excited to share them with you! - author

​Love has no expiration. - Bye-Bye Baby (The Baby Saga #2) by Morgana Phoenix

He didn’t have time for love, not between raising his baby girl and trying to figure out what the hell he was going to do with his life. But fate has a funny way of coming around and kicking you when you least expect it. Cole’s new life was no exception. 

The Chronicles of Rain and Dreams (The Legend of the Archangel #4) by L.L. Hunter

"I have always loved Miss Hunter's books from the very start. And this is one of my favorite series that she's written. Book four is just as wonderful as the previous three. She has a way with words and by the end, she's leaving you craving more. Book five can't get here soon enough!" - Goodreads

Show the world what you can do - Tagged For Life by Sam Destiny

Cover Reveal 
Together they need to find a way to make A and B come together with an ocean between them that threatens to drown everything – maybe even their love.

You don't know what you've got until it's gone… - Playing House by Donna Brown

"It's short but at the same time full of heart. The writing is incredible. And the characters are relatable and feel real. The author has a way with words that grabs your attention and doesn't let go. Add to that the amazing storytelling and you have a WINNER!! Do yourself a favor and get a copy of this emotion filled story. :)" - Goodreads

Friday, January 30, 2015

Anger. Fear. Love. - Sing For Me by Gracie Madison

Sing For Me is a paranormal romance novel set within an opera house. The main character, Madeline, is the supporting soprano for the Eden theater company’s production of The Magic Flute. She also happens to be a specific breed of angel called a Choir, which, in the mythology of Sing For Me, means she is a creature created specifically for music and the entertainment of the angelic realm.

Can death teach the most valuable lessons about life? - White Night by Kathi Morehead

"White Night is unlike any book I've ever read. The premise is unusual to say the least, but I found myself thoroughly enmeshed in the lives of the characters and feeling their ups and downs. At the end of each chapter, I couldn't wait to turn the page and see what the next chapter brought. The characters are real, and their emotions are easily identifiable in each of us. It is a beautiful love story but also makes one think about the afterlife. If stars were given for a rating, this would definitely get 5 stars from me! I recommend it highly!" --Frances Monard (from Amazon)

The forbidden fruit - Unexpected Eden (Eden #1) by Rhenna Morgan

"The book is so well written. The theme of the book is one that is realistic enough that it is easy to get caught up in the story and almost believe that it is real. It is definitely one that you feel like it could actually happen. There are all the main points: a girl who needs a life she can enjoy, a man looking for his other half, friends and family to surround you, a horrible man who tries to ruin everything and, of course, your soon to be man is (sort-of) royalty." - Goodreads

What's more important - The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

"The Red Road does not shy away from much of anything. There are some dark scenes, and some weighty questions that are raised by this book.[...]
Despite the heavy subject matter (revenge, violence, culture clashes), The Red Road was a quick and satisfyingly intense read. Recommended. - Amazon

All is about to fall apart - Snake Eyes (The Masks Series #3) by Melissa Pearl

"Roller coaster ride of emotions is how I would describe this book. Melissa has created a strong female character, Caitlin, who has really made me think if I would be able to stay sane if I had the same abilities she has had to deal with in life while trying to go about everyday activities. A riveting story with dynamic characters." - Goodreads

Can she find it within herself to go after her dreams? - Losing at Love (Outer Banks Tennis Academy #2) by Jennifer Iacopelli

Cover Reveal -"Indy shook her head. They should do it in person. They should have done it before they left Paris, but Penny had been so devastated by withdrawing from the tournament that it hadn’t felt like the right time then either. “In London. We’ll be there in less than a week. We’ll tell her then.”

A dangerous secret - Lion's Share (Wildcats #1) by Rachel Vincent

Cover Reveal -
Publication date: February 23rd, 2015
There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission.

One day can change forever. - Sarah's Premonition by T.R. Lykins

"I really loved writing this book. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did writing it. This book is not part of my Last Heartbeat Series. The main focus of this story is to never give up when life hits you hard. You will never know whose life is depending on yours. There has been major occurrences in everyone's life one time or the other so keep moving and fighting until you finally make it through the dark tunnel. Sometimes we don't always get our happily-ever-after but sometimes we do just don't be discourage, if you don't. Make the best out of every situation and you will find your happiness. Enjoy!! " - author

They cannot be trusted - Gods of Chaos (Daughter of Chaos #2) by Jen McConnel

Cover Reveal
Publication date: March 31st, 2015
The gods of chaos cannot be trusted.
When Darlena Agara declared to follow Red Magic last fall, she had no idea what she was getting into.

Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls #1) by L.A. Cotton


Wow!! It's all I have to say after this emotion filled story. My heart hurts!! For Ana, for Jackson, for my poor heart that has been through the ringer!! I received a copy of this wonderful book from the author for an honest review, and I have to say, this was quite a surprise!! This is the first book I've read by L.A. Cotton, and I'm glad I did!! Great storytelling, well written characters, and such a well written book." - Goodreads

The legendary rock star series begins... The Legend of Arturo King by L.B. Dunbar

"Although this story is based loosely on King Arthur, this is in no way just a sexy retelling of the classic tale. LB puts her own spin on it and does a fantastic job. This is a romantic love story that is made to stand the tests of time. The mixture of passion, love, joy heartache and suspense has left me wanting more, much more, from LB Dunbar and the rest of the boys in The Nights." - Goodreads

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