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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Groovy Giveaways INTL Hop

this hop is hosted by MamatheFox and co-hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did it


An armadillo heart love bottle stopper - A Book Barn Mystery Series by Kym Roberts

"A pink armadillo called Princess and a barn filled with books, I need to say that because it is EPIC! The minute I read that I knew that this was a series that I was going to fall in love with and I have! [...] This is a series I can definitely get behind and will promote the hell out of." - Sarah, Goodreads about Book #1

He thinks Earth girls are easy - Game on Askole (Coletti Warlords #7) by Gail Koger

18+ "I absolutely love and devour each new installment of the Coletti Warlords with its light-hearted hijinks, lusty alpha alien warriors, and the cunning and clever gals who match them. [...] Easy and quick reads that make me laugh out loud and brighten my day. I definitely recommend you treat yourself to the book and the rest of the series if you enjoy sci-fi romantic comedy." - Sophia, Goodreads

Peace isn’t in the cards - Demon Assassins Series in Audio format!

18+ "I absolutely, positively loved this book! Ann Gimpel is now on my favorite author list. This book is full of magic, adventure and romance. Colleen is one of the last demon stalking witches who just wants some peace and quiet. [...] I am so looking forward to more stories in this world of magic and fantasy as this story was so very well written that it left me wanting more." Susan, Goodreads about book #1

Sunday, July 30, 2017

an insidious bloodlust - The Sanguinarian Id by L.M. Labat

"When you open the book, you are under the curse of any good book. Especially a good book of horror. L.M. has me hooked and I must finish this book if I wish to sleep at night in peace. [...]
It will cure all your cravings of dark stories while making you question the shadows in your home at night." - KisaAmora, Goodreads

Saturday, July 29, 2017

a little peace and quiet - Breakaway by Valentine Cardinale

"This is a delightful story! [...] It's a mystery with some major twists and turns, and I had a hard time putting this one down. I recommend this book, which has some great characters and a compelling story line." - Lee, Goodreads

a single unifying mythos - Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington

"Pulling no punches, the brilliant mind and craftsmanship of Worthington transported me to a whole other world, turning pages well into the night. Transfixed by the journey through stunning human mythology, and complex characters which became eerily familiar, the storytelling nails science fiction at it's most crucial crossover into suspenseful thriller."- Bella, Goodreads

inopportune times - Virtue and Honor by Randi Perrin

"I loved seeing the characters that we loved in the first book, and getting to see this parent side to them. Overall, I really enjoyed it. I plan to read more books by this author in the future. She wrote this earth bound books with such amazing detail and great uniqueness that I hope to see what she could do with more paranormal plots." - 2OCC, Goodreads

wickedly divine - Illicit (Sin City Outlaws #3) by M.N. Forgy

"I'm paving this road to hell, Raven, it's up to you how we get there."
My desire for her is forbidden. My infatuation is illicit. I’m betraying my club. And if the wage of my sin is death, then this woman is going to get me killed.

Friday, July 28, 2017

what is the cost of an unmarred soul? - Nefarious: Series by Lucille Moncrief

Nefarious Volume One: A Dark and Erotic Tale 
Nefarious Volume Two: Honor the Suffering
Nefarious Volume 3: The World Is Our Exile

at every turn - Out of Sight (Out of Uniform #2) by Melissa Klein

From Award Winning Author
Melissa Klein
When tragedy upends her life, Mia Jones must fight to regain her lost memories and win the man she loves.

When All Is Not Well: Depression and Sadness -- A Yogic Perspective by Om Swami

When there is Darkness in your life, a person rises to show us light. A light of hope out of depression. That person is OM SWAMI. He is not Dark Knight. He is the Monk Who Sold His Porsche. And now with this book he has thrown light on reality of depression. --By Ajinkya Sonwane on 26 April 2016 

before she’s found buried… - Katrina Williams Series by Robert E. Dunn

"This is one of those books that the reader won't forget any time soon. Storylines run parallel until they meet. The characters are finely developed and literally leap into life. A fine blend of mystery, suspense, with personal lives full of love, anger, sadness. There is just so many emotional sides to this story. [...] One of the best books I've read all year." - Linda, Goodreads

shift or die - Not his Werewolf (Not This #2) by Annie Nicholas

"It has just the right amount of humor, heat, romance and sassy shifters. Some of the ‘help’ that Betty gets to try to help her shift is so funny. Lots of fun! I am looking forward to the next one.[...] Honestly? I loved it!" - Sheila, Goodreads

Fate whispers to the warrior...- Wheeler by Sara Butler Zalesky

"Multi-dimensional, inspiring, and sometimes heartbreaking, Loren will have readers rooting for her successes and looking forward to a second installment. Hopefully Zalesky’s second novel will come soon, as Wheeler’s abrupt end may catch readers off-guard, feeling almost as if they’ve fallen off their bikes unexpectedly."- Literary Titan, Goodreads

no matter what it takes - The Supernatural Pet Sitter: The Curse by Diane Moat

"If you have middle graders in your life, you need to get a copy of this series for them. I'm definitely planning on getting them for Christmas gifts for any middle graders on my list this year. Oh and don't worry, if you're an adult who likes supernatural tales, you will also want to give The Supernatural Pet Sitter a chance!" - Barb, Goodreads

Thursday, July 27, 2017

just as striking... - Skyline: Tales of Manhattan by William Ivor Fowkes

In SKYLINE: TALES OF MANHATTAN, award-winning playwright and author William Ivor Fowkes presents 19 stories of New Yorkers (gay, straight, and confused) making startling connections and discoveries-proving once again that Manhattan's residents are just as striking as the city's celebrated skyline.

She can see evil and evil can see her - Through Her Eyes (Mind's Eye #4) by Deborah Camp

"Hold on because there will be much going on in this romance and mystery read that will definitely keep your attention. I liked the story that surrounded both of the characters in that they both had some personal demons that they were battling through.
Be ready for a read that will have you holding your breath as you are reading through some horrible details as this author gives to the reader in this well-written story." - Arlena, Goodreads

redemption in the most unexpected of places - One Broken Day by Melissa MacVicar

"This book was an interesting, good read that I enjoyed. I would recommend it for people who could deal with or be interested in the high and lows of traumatic experiences, like romance, enjoy all of those wrapped up into a YA novel. " - Mattie, Goodreads

love and power, murder and betrayal - The Faewitch (The Faewitch #1) by M.J. Boshers

"MJ Boshers is a great new Author. With The Faewitch, she’s woven a tale full of fun, mystery and romance not only for the YA genre but for anyone, period. [...] The story is fast moving with her excellent short chapters and you’re at the end before you realize it. She has real talent and I can’t wait to see what she puts out next! I highly recommend this book…A+++!" - Jodie, Goodreads

spiritual cause and effect - Karma Series by Laura Simmons

"This book will take you on a journey that will include tears, anger, love and a look at how much more our brains are capable of than we allow. It will make you think but in a good way. The characters are so great that I felt like I have known them and they are friends. The plot has so many dips and curves that it kept me on the edge of my seat and turning pages very fast!" - Deb, Goodreads about Tough Karma

A secret diary. A forgotten past. Another time - Scent of the Past by Erin Marie Bernardo

"What was happening? What was this energy that pushed her forward yet held her in place? She tried to speak, to cry out for help, but nothing came out of her mouth. Just silent breath. Her own, frightened and scared.
The internal tug pulled harder at her chest, accelerating at a rapid and dangerous speed—yet all she could do was stand there, motionless. Pinned like the forceful pressure of a fast rollercoaster, pushing her back into her seat. She was trapped. " - read more HERE

For the future of her world - The Dragons of Nova (Loom Saga #2) by Elise Kova

"I am a big fan of Elise Kova’s writing style especially when it comes to her world-building. Her descriptions of Nova in this book were so extensive and vivid but it absolutely did not feel like an unnecessary info dump! The “floating islands”, the mountains, the sky, the houses and buildings, all the different colours – it was so beautifully depicted and my imagination was running wild trying to picture all of Nova the way it was described!" - Jackie, Goodreads

a dangerous intrigue - The Duchess and the Highwayman by Beverley Oakley

A duchess disguised as a lady’s maid; a gentleman parading as a highwayman.
She’s on the run from a murderer, he’s in pursuit of one…

New challenges arise - Souls Asunder (The Keeper's Way #2) by Miranda Brock

"“Autumn never thought she would be faced with this choice. She couldn’t lose everything. Not again. Only this time it was different; completely, devastatingly different. When faced with such a decision, though, what choice did she really have?” 

magical mischief - Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

Seventeen-year-old Gracie Mason is homecoming queen, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and a member of the student council. She’s also a budding burglar. While attempting her inaugural break-in, Gracie blacks out and wakes up far away from the scene.

figure out the truth - Elemental Lies (The Essential Elements #2) by Elle Middaugh

Valerie Moore is an Elemental, a person who commands one of the classical elements of wind, water, fire, or earth. She’s special, though. She controls two—fire and water—though sometimes it seems like they control her.

a romantic adventure - The Union Series by T.H. Hernandez

"This is a series that anyone who enjoys a story with romance, a strong female lead and our future world will dive right in to and come up for breath once the last word is read."

No one believes her - Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre

“I really enjoyed it. It has the perfect must-keep-reading to practically every chapter ending. There are no loose ends and I was left feeling complete, which is how you should feel at the end of a novel.”
—Susan Soares, author of Heart on a String and My Rebellion Checklist

the perception of reality - The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin #1) by Judith Sterling

Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.

out of time - Northwoods Magic by Desiree Lafawn

"This author has woven a story that had me mesmerized. Her attention to detail when explaining who and what the characters are is wonderful. I really felt for what the characters went through, especially Quinn and Corbin.
This is the first book I have read by the author and it will not be the last." - Laura, Goodreads

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

the bounds of science, truth and faith - Bound Souls (Forever Yours #1) by N.D. Jones

"N.D. Jones has pulled out all of the stops on this emotional and fascinating read that almost begs each reader to immerse themselves in each page, each scene and in the hearts of every character. [...]
Wonderfully written highly charged with intense emotions, feel the power of love, witness destiny and fate play out before your very eyes, thanks to the heartfelt writing of N.D. Jones." - Dianne, Goodreads

an act of treason . . . - Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2) by C.C. Wiley

As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .

a magnet for goddesses - Goddesses Can Wait (Myths and Mayhem #2) by Kim Baccellia

"This novel is fast-paced and easy to read, which I enjoyed. I never found myself bored while reading. I also enjoyed the tidbits of Greek mythology information the author gave, and you can tell she had done plenty of research on the topic." - LitPick

Who will survive? New Caledonia: A Song of America by William D. McEachern

By the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Casting Lots, New Caledonia: A Song of America is William D. McEachern’s third historical novel and the second in the Caledonia series. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An Evil haunts the land. - The Ghost King by Jeff Altabef

"Wow, I cannot rave about this book enough! "The Ghost King" totally toppled my already high expectations after reading "Red Death". [...]
To top it all off, the Red Death is still raging. Can the tribes band together and save the land? Can Wilky save everyone from the witches and the Red Death? Read this unbelievably good book to find out!" Reilly, Goodreads

true love and a guilty conscience - Serenade (Nightmusic Trilogy #1) by Heather McKenzie

"I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. And maybe I went into it with some preconceived notions but those were all shot down VERY quickly and I was able to immerse myself into the interesting life of Kaya. [...] It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a romantic suspense this much ...  [...] I'll be stalking library shelves indefinitely for this author - she had me hooked after the first page. Lifetime fan. SO good. " - Julie, Goodreads

his lifelong dream - The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

"I was shocked by William's book in a way that was totally unexpected. I love when a book takes me by surprise. The Mentor is a thrilling tale that is unlike anything I have read in the past. If you enjoy a good suspenseful read, then you should introduce yourself to The Mentor." - Bridget, Goodreads

for a brighter future… - Under the Parisian Sky (Wandering Skies #3) by Alli Sinclair

" It’s not hard to fall in love with characters when they are strong but vulnerable at the same time [...]
The author’s passion for dance blends with beautiful storytelling to make this a compelling tale of love." - Jeannette, Goodreads

In the interest of world peace... When Brothers Meet by John Henry Hardy

"This was a very good, intense story! It caught my attention right away with the lady president and all her cabinet, and the amazing and tense stuff going on in the country. I could easily see a lot that happened in the book happening in real life." - Lee, Goodreads

What would happen if.... - An Impossible World by S.P. Cervantes

"Wow what can I say. I never saw myself loving Dystopian type books. But, I hung onto every word. I finally gave up reading last night because I had to get some sleep. The first thing I did in the morning was to read the last of An Impossible World."- Tanya, Goodreads

the conflicts their disparate pasts bring - Gybe by Kristi M. Turner

"The author's writing style is easy to follow and makes the story a fairly easy read, but there were times when I could certainly tell that this was a debut novel. Every writer has one, of course, and that's their starting point. They build from there and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is a solid start and a good story. I think there are great things in this author's future!" - Bobbie, Goodreads

Monday, July 24, 2017

They say to keep your friends close and... Elemental Trials series by Ronelle Antoinette

"Hang on to your seat,
Suffice it to say, it drugs me along on a roller-coaster ride
Love magic and how it works. I think the one spell could have rebounded harsher, but it's not my rules. You will enjoy this book." - Anna, Amazon

love against revenge - A Burning in The Darkness by A P McGrath

"I will say this. There are many twists and turns at times it seems like a kitten had fun with the yarn and it is all a jumble of string and you cannot see your way through the mess...but it will not stay this way. Enjoy and try to set a time limit if it is during a work week or you will be losing sleep. Just sayin'." - Leah, Goodreads

Earth’s greatest defensive weapon - Amethyst Chronicles series by KG Stutts

Amethyst is a secret team of genetically enhanced humans which is Earth’s greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The team gets their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.

two simple but strange conditions - The Last Gambi by Om Swami

"Inspiring! Motivating! Enthralling!It's been a long time I have read anything fictional.I got this book directly from Swamiji's Ashram with Swamiji's personalized signature. :)
This book takes your grip right from the first page as the mystery begins there. You cannot put this book down once you start reading." - Girish, Goodreads

a moral compass? - Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie

" Excelent. This book has a plot twist that’s bound to shock readers. Strongly recommended for any avid reader with a keen eye for detail. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book, and was fully immersed in the chase to find the murderer."- leonie, Goodreads

the horror is not over... yet - Closer Than Yesterday (Land's End #3) by S.W. Frontz

"Closer Than Yesterday is a story that shows the human spirit can triumph over darkness. Each book in the Land's End series is more addictive than the last. I love these characters and the setting. I can't wait to see what happens next." - Rosemary, Goodreads

the exception - Dark Experiments (Forever and a Night #2) by Lana Campbell

"I read forever and a night first and had to follow up. It's gripping and a true romantic tale of love and forgivness. Christian is a very formed character that became like a friend to me. It's the type of book I could easily see as a TV movie or series, they have so much to offer." - Mark, Goodreads

Till the Other Side of Time by Kris Embrey

"But if you like to read about life as it really is, this is the book for you. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I could see this actually happening to someone (and it probably has). [...] This is a wonderful beginning to what I hope is a very successful writing career and I eagerly await Embry’s sequel." Linda, Goodreads about book #1