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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

A girl with fire - Just South of Biloxi (Asylum #4) by Lauren Hammond

This is the 4th book in the Asylum series but can be read as a companion standalone
Just south of Biloxi there was a boy and a girl who realized too quickly, too swiftly, that there is such a thing as shattered hearts and cracked dreams.

Some secrets are worth dying for…Wanted (Deadly Secrets #2) by Dee Tenorio

Undersheriff and former Marine Rick Trelane had one constant his entire life – his friendship with Whitney Peterson. Through thick and thin, she has never faltered. Never blamed. But when her former lover turns up dead, Rick must look past the walls he’s built to the woman he thought he knew inside and out…and discover he was wrong.

You may have heard of her before...- The Reaper's Daughter by K.M. Randall

Whether I'm soaring through the air as a flyer for Specter University's cheer squad, or speeding down the steepest mountain with only grace and balance keeping me from an icy end, I've always needed to feel a rush.

Real Crimes, Real Men, Real World - Intimate Fear (Empire Blue #2) by D.C. Stone

Dwayne Gonzalez has always had a thing for the beautiful Brooke Mason, but she married another man, had his child, and started her life without him. Now, years and a divorce later, he’s still on the sidelines, yet in Brooke’s and her daughter, Hailey’s life, but not in the way he wants. 

The Soul Stone (Kronicles of Korthlundia #2) by Jamie Marchant

18+ In this sequel to The Goddess’s Choice (Reliquary Press, 2012), the Crown Princess Samantha and Sir Robrek struggle to solidify their rule in the aftermath of the king’s murder and Duke Argblutal’s attempt to usurp the throne. 

"mostly a love story." - The Angel's Name by Selena Rivera

18++ "I normally do not read too much romance with touches of erotica.With that said...I read this book in an afternoon." Goodreads, Jennifer Bonges 

Will Rebecca take a chance on a new life with the man she loves? Will it be the right choice?

a big girl - The Awakening of Tara: Charmed in Paradise #1 by Sara McBride

18++ Tara’s a big girl whose life is in shambles. Her fiancé left her for some skinny little bitch, work is overwhelming and her self-esteem has been shredded. So when her best friend suggests a vacation on the tropical paradise island of Barbados, she jumps at the chance. 

Cecelia may live... if she gets - Lucky (Inked Menace MC #1) by Ryanne Hawk

Cecelia Marks is a whistle-blower and her life is no longer her own. Witness Protection offers little safety when the man who hunts her is a wealthy oil tycoon hell bent on taking her down and making her pay.

he has finally met his match - Crazy Over You (Taming the Pack #3) by Wendy Sparrow

The cool, logical Sheriff has finally met his match, but LeAnn’s life is at stake if she won’t claim her place in the pack, especially once his control over the pack is challenged and her brother’s fate is questioned.

Someone he will kill for - Behind the Tears (Behind the Lives #2) by Marita A. Hansen

18+ To trust is to get hurt, to be loved could end in death.
Everyone sees Ash as the toughest of the Rata brothers, the tall, tattooed man who is untouchable. But not many know of his past, of a tormented youth, which almost saw him take his own life. 

Midnight Moonrising by K.S. Haigwood & Anne Conley

Mena wants the Master Vampire of Montgomery, Alabama, but the wolf inside her wants the homicide detective working the case of the man she murdered.

The prize: Pym’s heart. - The Aqua Lie (The Aqua Chronicles #2) by L.L. Hunter

"Ever since being told he had to work for General Maddox in order to see Pym, Rush has had more than enough time to contemplate how to get out of this deal. 
When he is invited to play a high stakes poker game with the General and his father, he is a little suspicious of the General’s motives."

She needs out. Now. - Rebounding by Shanna Clayton

17+ REBOUNDING follows characters that were introduced in the novel PRETENDING, but you do not need to read PRETENDING beforehand as REBOUNDING is its own story and is a standalone novel.

the youngest one - Suvi’s Revenge by Brenda Trim and Tami Julka

18+ Suvi is the youngest of the Rowan triplets, but prefers high heels to combat boots, and always choose the club over the battlefield. Unfortunately, if she isn’t rebuilding the business she shares with her sisters, she’s searching for their archenemy, Cele. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Finding love in all the wrong places. - Dating Wars (Federal Agent Chronicles #2) by Ravyn Rayne

18++ Finding love in all the wrong places. 
When a serial rapist and murderer targets women on an online dating website, FBI Agent Leslie Hunter must pose as a potential match at a bar. How hard could it be? She's been dating online for years. 

Glassford Girl Boxed Set: Parts 1&2 (Emily Heart Time Jumper) by Jay J. Falconer

Emily Heart used to have a normal life. A life filled with family, friends, and a warm bed to sleep in. But that was before the night of The Taking. The night when she was abducted and genetically transformed against her will. 

A killer walks the streets - A Haunting Desire by Julie Mulhern

A killer walks the streets of New Orleans, eviscerating men and leaving them in the streets, and for madam Trula Boudreaux, it's bad for business. Trula needs help but she’s not prepared for Zeke Barnes, the charming would-be savior who darkens her doorway—or the yearning he awakens. 

a spectacular Dragon Carnivale - Half-Mortal (Daughter of Light #2) by Heidi Garrett


Expected Publication Date: July 30th, 2015 

In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.

In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.

In the mortal world, Umbra pursues the half-bloods as vessels of incarnation.

Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them—and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.

Long before the half-faerie Melia was born in the mortal world, the god Vulcan married Isolt of the Waters. When she betrayed him, the seeds of a great war were planted in the Void.

In Idonne, a young scholar studies Isolt’s story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of a malevolent entity in the Void, Umbra. The stories awaken his dream of a life filled with adventure and heroism.

She doesn’t believe in love, and she doesn’t believe in herself.

The crucible of her parents’ dark ambitions will forge her destiny.
Her consciousness will be transformed.
The journey will be epic.

Melia is an eighteen-year-old half faerie, half-mortal who longs to fly like the full-blood faeries. She also yearns for a life that's truly her own, which might prove more difficult than sprouting wings. Her faerie mother practices black magic, and her mortal father plots to bring war to the enchanted world. No matter how she tries to escape their long shadow, Melia is unable to distance herself from her parents’ obsessions. 

After the half-faerie is accused of being her father's spy, her friend advises a trip to the Illustrator. The mysterious woman marks Melia's forehead with a strange emblem. She claims it will draw a young priest from distant lands who will come to the half-faerie's aid. Spooked rather than comforted, Melia dismisses the woman's words. Rather, she travels to the mortal world to confront her father.

Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a spinoff of the 14th century French fairy tale “Melusine.” A high fantasy with fairy tale elements and an intriguing cosmology, it's a great choice for readers who have loved Lord of the Rings.

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About the author:
Heidi Garrett is the author of the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.
Heidi also collaborates with B. J. Limpin. They've cooked up a yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses!

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

Bad news - Tangled Bond (Holly Woods Files #2) by Emma Hart

The mysteries behind the murder aren’t the only things unraveling, and despite being knee-deep in lies and corruption and bonds so tangled they’re almost indecipherable, I have to figure out if I’m willing to fight for Drake the way I do justice…

she walks away from her world - Cadillac Payback by Aj Elmore

An old Cadillac and a gun are all she has left of her brother. Three men stand ready to follow her into the darkest pits of hell to avenge him. The Cadillac leads them down a swamp road lined with ghosts, consequence and the tangled web of business and pleasure, into the underbelly of New Orleans crime as she fights for vengeance for her brother.

Love & Ink series by J.A. Howell

18++ The only woman he thought he had something with was his best friend Shayne, but she chose his younger brother over him. Single, bitter, and with a non-existent sex life, he’s accepted the only good things he’s got going in his life are his tattoo shop and fighting in the cage.

Being good has never been so bad. - Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3) by Carian Cole

Storm’s younger cousin.
Vandal’s little brother.
You’ve met him in the background.

to make his dreams a reality - Heart's Chord (Ugly Eternity #5) by Charity Parkerson

This is an Ugly Eternity bonus story. It can be read as a standalone.
Even though he already has more to do than there are hours in the day, Finn has no problem adding Austen to his life. The sexy former marine is the only good thing that’s happened to Finn in a long time.

Pep Talks (Pepper Jones Book 4) by Ali Dean

(This is the fourth book in the Pepper Jones series, which should be read in order. The first three books in the series may be purchased as a box set for a discounted price, under the title “The Pepper Jones Collection.”) 

She has been through Hell—literally - Good Intentions (The Road to Salvation #3) by Pembroke Sinclair

Katie has been through Hell—literally—and discovered that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. In fact, she kind of enjoyed it. She got to be with Josh, found out about her past, and discovered who she wanted to be as a person. Katie didn’t care that her actions went against social norms. She was happy.

You just might find your next read! Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman & Endless by Amanda Gray

This week, #T4T presents to you:
Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman 
Endless by Amanda Gray
Two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

things have changed - Dangerous Games (Secrets and Lies, #2) by D’Ann Burrow

Cover Reveal - Kennedy broke Rule #1. She used her gift to save a life. Her secret is no longer secret. Her mother once tried to warn her – using her ability was dangerous. No one could know what she could do. Now Kennedy is paying the price.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

one man she can never have... - The Affiliate (Ascension #1) by K.A. Linde

Cover Reveal - On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition when she's chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen.

It's going to be a long, hot winter. - Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"More Gothic-y than I ever remember SEP ever being, the mystery fueling this romance had me turning the pages until my contacts were stuck to my dry eyeballs." - Goodreads, Michelle

A Rancher for Rosie (The Duggans of Montana #2) by Molly Ann Wishlade

18++ There’s only one rancher for Rosie Duggan, but the course of true love never did run smooth.
It is springtime, 1871, and Rosie Duggan is in love with Joshua Hampton, a handsome rancher’s son. Joshua is seven years her junior, but they have fallen hard and hope to marry.

Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance - Welcome To Fat Chance, Texas by Celia Bonaduce

For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it?

This wasn't supposed to happen - Baby's Got Bite (Take It Like a Vamp #2) by Candace Havens

Bennett Langdon has a firm no-relationships policy. Still, it doesn't stop her from hooking up with a super-sexy bad boy at her best friend's wedding. After all, it's only one night—what harm could it do? Ten weeks later, a pregnant Bennett has her answer...

She doesn’t need a hero. - Blind Love by Kishan Paul

Lauren has no tolerance for pity or for Superman swooshing down and rescuing her. She is capable of saving herself just fine. That is until Gabe, the great smelling, former Marine, from Texas moves in next door. Her attraction to him is immediate and, unfortunately for her, mutual.

Humor in 140 characters or less. - The Brevity of Twit by K.D. Rose

"What a great little book of ideas and poetry and witty moments! KD Rose uses twitter to extend and challenge the writing of poetry (and philosophy!). As a teacher, I'm going to offer this exercise to my students... write poetry in 140 characters. " - Goodreads, Libby

he can’t resist stealing a kiss. - To Kiss A Rake by Barbara Monajem

Melinda Starling doesn’t let ladylike behavior get in the way of true love. She’s secretly helping with an elopement, when she’s tossed into the waiting coach and driven away by a notorious rake.

once you check in...you never leave - Castle in the Air by Jennifer Tressen

The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas has been called "America's Most Haunted Hotel" largely because of the events of the 1930s when Dr. Norman Baker ran a "cancer treatment hospital" which he called his "Castle in the Air." 

Love is her enemy…until... - To Mate an Assassin (Lost Alphars #1) by Ceri Grenelle

Cymbeline Kendall’s life is quiet, solitary—until a letter appears in her P.O. box. Then she becomes an Incendiary, a human chosen at birth to be trained to strike like lightning to take out the most dangerous of the Werekind, then fade back into the shadows.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Music Time

Some secrets must remain hidden at all costs...- Written on my Heart by Cole Gibsen

It's been six months since Ashlyn Daniels was kicked out of her home. Six months since she stood up to her abusive stepfather and got a busted rib—and seeing all her things set ablaze in a backyard bonfire—for her trouble.Never going back. She doesn't need trouble...especially if trouble is tattoo artist Lane Garrett, who's six-feet-plus of tattooed hotness and a complete ass.

a divine civil war - Of Gods and Madness: The Faithful by Justin D. Herd

The right hand of the dominant mob family, Raine Morgan is tasked with hunting down two miscreants messing with the bottom line. He finds them on the docks, but, in the confusion of the fight, accidentally kills their victim and lets them escape. Horrified at what he's done, Raine seeks redemption as well as revenge. 

more than understanding and forgiveness - Perfect Contradiction by Peggy Martinez

17+ Jennifer Collins is finally beginning to heal after losing her mother to cancer. It’s been a long road with scary turns, but her best friend Beth helped her through the darkest moments. But now Beth has gone and gotten herself hitched, and Jen can’t help but feel like she’s all alone once again

Memories forgotten, truths untold - Forced to Remember (Nepherium #3) by Samantha LaFantasie

Desperation touches everything. Memories forgotten, truths untold. Humanity is threatened. Their safety granted in exchange for me. But I won’t go without a fight.

It’s the only fight worth making - My Wounded Soldier (Fight for Love #2) by Diane Munier

This is the story of a man’s slow rise from black sheep to patriarch. 1866 is a time of learning to carry on in the aftermath of civil war. Tom is ready to heal, ready to take over Addie’s farm and make it a grand place. He has money from reupping in the war and reward money for bringing a few notorious outlaws.

not all sins can be buried in the past - The Touch of Betrayal: a SIN & HONEY novella by Taryn Scarlett

18+ For fans of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent comes the second novella in the scintillating SIN & HONEY series featuring the Bible’s most powerful and seductive women…

an unthinkable alliance - Last Siege of Haven (The Undertakers #4) by Ty Drago

While away on an undercover mission, Undertaker Will Ritter has made an unthinkable alliance...with a Corpse! But though Robert Dillin (aka 'The Zombie Prince') is indeed one of those alien invaders who animate and possess the bodies of the dead -- unlike the rest of his kind, 

who’s really in charge of her fate? - Relinquished by K.A. Hunter

18+ Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she's aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival. 

Two destinies. One death. - Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

13+ Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. 

a promise he swore he’d never break - Drunk on You by Teri Anne Stanley

Justin Morgan would happily drown the pain of his injured leg—and the guilt he brought back from Afghanistan—in bourbon. Except, there won’t be any booze if he doesn’t rescue his family’s century-old distillery from financial ruin. The problem? Allie McGrath—youngest daughter of the distillery’s co-owners, and the one woman he can’t have.

ready or not - Risk Me (Silver Strands #2) by Lexi Scott

For Cohen Rodriguez, getting dumped by his girlfriend was bad enough. Being told he's “not impulsive enough” was just the cheap parting gift. Still, he takes a break from his über responsible ways and dates his way through Silver Strand. Except it's not exactly turning out the way he thought...

a resistance is coming… - Resistance by Melissa Simmons

The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded.

Some loves will last ‘til your...Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.

First comes love. Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson

Cover Reveal - Kate Carter thought she married her soul mate. She thought she had her happily ever after. But seven years into Kate’s marriage, she realizes that her husband Nick is not what she wanted. He’s selfish, he’s oblivious and he doesn’t love her anymore.

Amelia and the Secret of Stoney Manor (Book 1) by Michelle Jetton

Cover Reveal - Can she protect her family from the Darkness? Is maintaining her relationship with her new boyfriend Matthew even possible? Can she uncover her family’s secrets or will they remain in the dark forever?

Monday, July 27, 2015

where the nightmare started. - The House on Sunset by Lindsay Fischer

Lindsay Fischer was once a high school English teacher with dreams stretching far outside the classroom. When her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half cheated on her, Lindsay found herself alone, looking online for a replacement. His name was Mike. 

Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny. - Wish for Me (The Djinn Order #1) by A. Star

When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

on the wrong side of midnight - Hunter by Renee Donne

Moving across the country isn’t Hunter’s ideal start to her Junior year of high school. She has no friends to hang out with, no beaches to lounge on, and she’s living just a few miles from the secluded hiking trail where her father died when she was a baby.

a new identity for herself - Healing Rain by Katy Newton Naas

Some people just naturally seem to have it all. Until five months ago, sixteen-year-old Rain Sawyer was one of those people. She had the perfect life, with a loving, wealthy family and a strong Christian faith, complete with popularity, sports, clubs, and good grades.

someone—some thing—has taken his place - Crow’s Rest by Angelica R. Jackson


Published: May 12th, 2015

Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam's, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel.

But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some thing—has taken his place.

Her quest to find the real Daniel—and get him back—plunges Avery into a world of Fae and changelings, where creatures swap bodies like humans change their socks, and magic lives much closer to home than she ever imagined. 

Top Ten Bad Titles for Crow’s Rest 

Top Ten Bad Titles for Crow’s Rest  (there was a game going around Facebook for a while where you go to a random page and line in your book, and land on a short phrase—that phrase was then a Bad Title For Your Book. The funny thing is, some of them actually turn out really good. For this list, I randomly turned to a page and typed whatever phrase my finger stopped on) 

1. Daniel’s Mom Is Expecting Me for Dinner (this one is actually pretty apt) 

2. Threads of Weakened Laws (sounds kind of poetic, but more fitting for a literary lawyer novel) 

3. Uncle Tam Made a Face (again, somewhat apt, but explaining why is spoilery) 

4. Silence On The Other End (this one made me think of a fart joke) 

5. Blecch, It Even Smells Like One (I would be afraid to use this as a title, in case someone cruelly turned it against the book in a review, lol) 

6. His Smile Made Me Stumble (I actually like the romance feel of this one) 

7. There’s Nothing In Here On That (out of context, this one makes me feel…nothing) 

8. Where Did You Get That Spell? (I heard this one in a Valley Girl voice in my head, preceded by “Omigawd”) 

9. Daniel’s Hands (could go either sexy or sinister) 

10. Now Comes My Reward (again, sexy or sinister—or maybe that’s just the way my own mind works)

Check out the illustrated companion, A Compendium of the Faer Folke! 
Available as a free download!
About the author:
In keeping with her scattered Gemini nature, Angelica R. Jackson has far too many interests to list here.

She has an obsession with creating more writing nooks in the home she shares with her husband and two corpulent cats in California's Gold Country. Fortunately, the writing nooks serve for reading and cat cuddling too.

Other pastimes include cooking for food allergies (not necessarily by choice, but she’s come to terms with it), photography, and volunteering at a local no-kill sanctuary.

She blogs at Angelic Muse, and is a contributing member of Operation Awesome and the Fearless Fifteeners.

they have their sights set on her - The Island by Clarissa Johal

Cover Reveal Exploring a remote island can sometimes get you into trouble.
Especially when you stumble upon a cave and awaken two demons

a mother’s hidden heart beating - Destroying Angel by Missy Wilkinson

Gates McFarland’s mother has just been proclaimed brain dead by a neurologist. But fifteen-year-old Gates doesn’t believe it’s true, because she hears her mother’s voice in her head. The command is simple: Find my heart. It’s the last thing Gates hears from her mother before the neurologist pulls the plug.