Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

Monsters & Angels
Anne Marie Andrus
Publication date: October 11th 2017
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.

Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.

Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.

Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.

In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?

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Across Canal, onto Royal, past the cathedral, left turn toward the party noise. Strangers saw Raimond and instinctively stepped back.

Sorcha had walked this path as a young woman, steering clear of anyone who looked threatening. Now, it was different. Bombarded by the acrid smell of flesh, she gravitated toward bars spilling out loud music and drunk patrons.

The human pulses vibrated the center of Sorcha’s chest and clobbered her eardrums. Heartbeats.

“This way, we’re going to dinner.” Raimond’s vise grip guided Sorcha down a crooked alley.

Rue Bourbon. Finally.

In the damp courtyard, two disheveled figures stared blankly at a moss covered wall. Raimond blocked her path. “The idea here is to drink enough to quench your thirst—not kill them. It’s a fine line.”

Nausea twisted Sorcha’s stomach. How can I hurt these innocent people? The pounding tempo in each man’s neck overrode her hesitation. Blood threatened to burst out of their arteries. Not a glimmer of fear. “Why aren’t they running?”

“I was here already tonight. They won’t give us any trouble.” Raimond pointed to the inside of one man’s elbow. “Avoid the delicate neck area, for now.”

“Why?” Who cares, I’m famished. She lunged, clamping her fangs into his arm. The skin was as soft as the goat’s, but the blood wasn’t watery. Chocolate syrup meets cherry soda. Drawing her face back to look into his eyes, Sorcha dragged the man down onto the cold stone of the courtyard, latching back onto the limp arm.

“That eccentric heartbeat is your signal to stop.” Raimond needed all his strength to disconnect her jaws from the wilting man. They wound up a tangled heap in a stone fountain, under a dripping gargoyle.

“The drooling goblin—from my dream.”

“What?” Shaking his head, Raimond looked into her eyes. Pale blue had turned into burning sapphire. “You’ll need some practice. It’s not necessary to wear your dinner.”

Sorcha looked down at her blood-soaked shirt. Her face was sticky too but she felt so alive and powerful, it didn’t matter. Her gaze shifted toward the second man. “Ooo…”

“Pace yourself.” Losing his grip on Sorcha’s arm, Raimond yanked her back by her hair. “Let’s clean up this fella first. He can’t go out onto the street looking like he got bitten.” He sliced his finger on his own fangs, rubbing the blood into the victim’s arm. The sloppy wound started to heal immediately. “You try now.”

Sorcha followed his lead and the scar faded into unbroken skin. “I’m still hungry.”

“Watch carefully.” Raimond bared his fangs, pulling the second human’s head to the side and exposing the bounding pulse in his neck. “Only bite hard enough to puncture the skin, then let the heartbeat drive blood down your throat.”

“Got it—no throat ripping. Why did you put them under such a trance?”

“Would you rather they fight back?”

“Maybe a little.”

Sorcha marveled at Raimond’s skill. Looks effortless. He took two long swallows and disengaged, offering his student an unmarked section of flesh. Blazing red eyes, flexing muscles—and fangs under his smile. Erotic...devastating. Hope I blocked that thought.

Sorcha pushed the images away and followed Raimond’s instructions to the best of her ability. “How was that?”

“Not bad, for a beginner.” Raimond examined the bite, bigger than his and not as tidy. “Practice, practice.”

“Won’t be a problem.” Sorcha’s thirst felt endless. She sliced her finger, covered both wounds and watched them heal. “That’s amazing, but now what—they tell all their friends that vampires ate them?”

“No, that’s the next part of tonight’s lesson. Planting your version of events.” Raimond maneuvered Sorcha until she stared into the first man’s glazed eyes.

“What do I say to make him believe me?”

“I’ll show you.” Raimond traded places with her.

Sorcha watched as the air turned hazy.

“You went out to a party and someone slipped something in your drink. You and your friend passed out behind the bar.”

The man repeated the statement back word for word.

Raimond pointed toward the second man. “You try. Concentrate and make a connection. Look deeper than his eyes. Force your words into his mind.”

It took Sorcha a few tries to get any results at all. The man seemed confused. He repeated back a story but not the correct one. This needs practice too.

Raimond stepped in, easily planting the correct version and dumping both men on the banquette. He moistened a cloth in the old fountain. “Clean up.” He motioned to Sorcha’s face and neck. “Wear my jacket, your shirt is drenched with blood.”

Stepping over the pile of humans, they emerged from the darkness of the alley. Sorcha reached behind her head, untied the hair ribbon and shook soft waves around her face. She walked down the middle of Bourbon Street as if she owned it, oblivious to the crowds that parted in front of them.

Author Bio:

Anne Marie has been an equestrienne, chorale singer, candy-striper, EMT, and baseball fan. Roaming the back roads of New Jersey with her family, she found great respect for antiques, historical locations and the stories they hold. Her current list of favorite pastimes include coffee, bourbon, and Les Miserables--which requires more bourbon. She has been known to attend sporting events just for the flyover. The boat she and her husband christened Glory Days, is her escape from the chaos of everyday life.

The inspiration for Anne Marie's debut novel, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with vampires and her passion for everything New Orleans. When she isn't writing, she can be found working nights with the critical care team in a busy trauma center.

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Cover Reveal: Right Gift. Wrong Day by Natalie Decker

Right Gift. Wrong Day
Natalie Decker
(Offsides, #1.5)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 24th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Tyler Richardson is freaking out! Not only did he invite his new girlfriend to meet his entire family, this is also the day they will exchange gifts. But what do you get a girl after dating for only two weeks? Should he listen to his friends and just give her a card, or should he ask for a second opinion?

Layla can’t believe she agreed to have dinner with Tyler and his family. What if they don’t like her? To make matter’s worse, they agreed to exchange Christmas gifts. The boy already has everything. And what if she gets him something that’s nicer than what he gets her? That would be really awkward. Asking him what he would like is completelyout of the question. Maybe she should ask his friends for help.

After a rocky start, Tyler and Layla’s relationship is everybody’s relationship goals. But can Tyler and Layla survive the holidays without losing their cool?

RIGHT GIFT WRONG DAY is a hilarious companion novella to RIGHT TEXT WRONG NUMBER from Natalie Decker.

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Author Bio:

Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series and the Scandalous Boys series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn't her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She's a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she's not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she's off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Never Apart by Romily Bernard

Book Blurb:

Never Apart by Romily Bernard

Publication Date:  October 3, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

How many times would you die for love?

What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?

And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…

And you have to watch. Every time.

You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.

But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:

Wake Up.




Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.

Combining heart-pounding romance and a thrilling mystery Never Apart is a stunning story you won’t soon forget.

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My Review:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Teen--

Grace and Ander have been “Falling” over and over again, entering an alternate universe of their lives where they have 3 days to find each other and two days to get away. But they can never get away from Finn, the boy that Grace once thought was a friend, but now is hunting Grace and Ander down to kill them and restart the cycle. But something is a little different about this Fall, something Grace can’t figure out. But one thing she knows for certain is that she will do all that she can to stop another Fall.

I loved every minute of this story and was instantly engaged in the world Romily created. Can I just say that this had twists and turns I never could have anticipated and the ending swept my feet right out from under me. I am going to leave this review pretty vague because I refuse to spoil anything and the ride was so well done by the author everyone should experience how the story unfolds. Where the book began was nowhere near where it ended and I was completely surprised by the journey. The emotions the author was able to drag out of me were so unexpected as well, I had no idea this was going to be a book I fought tears for. Sure, I knew based on the synopsis that the story was about repeating death, but I had no idea that I was going to feel Grace's sorrow, anxiety, weariness and anguish right along with her.​ Also another interesting aspect of the book was how important relationships are, and not just in the romantic sense, but the love between siblings, the bond of friendship and family as well as loving yourself.

​The book is told in alternating chapters from Now and Then, so the reader is dropped into the middle of the situation, literally watching as Grace and Ander battle for their lives with Finn and then vanish to somewhere new. But the “Then” chapters slowly fill in the story blanks and help the plot to fully bloom. I am not actually sure which parts I liked more, I think both were equally interesting to me but for different ways. The Now stuff made me connect to the struggle Grace is going through and root for her as a person. The Then chapters allowed me to get to know all the characters and find reasons for actions and how the Falls began. The longer the story progressed, the more I doubted Grace's feelings and ideas, questioning what I thought I knew. And Finn (the evil murderer!), he challenged her, accepted her for exactly who she was, didn't want to change her, and I adored him. My favorite line in the book just happened to described him perfectly-"Finn was an ass. He was freaking Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice down here to judge all us rednecks."

Overall, I just have to say that I loved this book and there is not a single thing I would change about how Romily delivered the words. ​I have no idea what this book would be classified as, maybe a mystery, but I think everyone should read it regardless of genre.

I received this title for reviewing purposes.

Author Bio:

Romily Bernard graduated from Georgia State University with a literature degree. Since then, she's worked as a riding instructor, cell-phone salesperson, personal assistant, horse groomer and exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service representative. . . . She's also, of course, now a YA novelist. So don't let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed. Romily currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut novel, Find Me, won the Golden Heart Award for YA Romance from the Romance Writers of America in 2012.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Launch Tour: Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)- RSVP Today

WOLVES AND ROSES is the new young adult shifter fairy tale by best-selling author Christina Bauer which “blends magical fantasy, swooning romance, and a bucketful of teenage sass” (Booklist) and is “a fun romp for Twilight fans” (School Library Journal.)

Bottom line? You don’t want to miss the WOLVES AND ROSES book launch tour! At the bookstore events below, you can get your copy of WOLVES AND ROSES signed, meet characters from the novel, and even take home a swag bag filled with goodies…including a themed t-shirt!

Be sure to RSVP today and arrive early to the event — swag bags will be given out on a first-come, first served basis to folks who purchase a new copy of WOLVES AND ROSES.

Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

“Should” being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that--if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.


1. Wolves And Roses (Fall 2017)

1.5. Moonlight and Midtown (Spring 2018)

2. Shifters And Glyphs (Fall 2018)

Perfect for readers who love young adult books, contemporary fantasy, fairy tales, satire/comedy, paranormal romance, fairies, magic users, shapeshifters, and coming of age stories.


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Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, Boston MA

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Saturday, November 4th, 12:00 NOON PST


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Blog blitz & Giveaway: Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them by Debra Goelz

Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them
Debra Goelz
Published by: Hachette Audiobooks
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Waverly Fishwater believes that people who act suspicious are asking for her to spy on them. When she eavesdrops on one of her dad’s clandestine meetings, she learns that mermaids are being abducted. Fearing no one else will save them, Waverly swaps her tail for legs and heads to the site of the disappearances, but it doesn’t go as planned. After exposing mermaidkind to humanity, Waverly has to come to terms with leaving the home, friends, and school she loves. For her safety, she must go to a remote boarding school on the California coast.

Waverly discovers her new classmates are from a multitude of supernatural species, including werewolves, fairies, and minor Greek gods. But the bigger problem might be all the mermaid-blood loving vampires, and the fact that the most infuriating one has taken an interest in her already.

She must navigate this weird new world where her class schedule includes time-traveling history, fairy dance, interspecies biology, and sand-sculpting vain gods with rock-hard abs. The biggest letdown is that she still has to take algebra, even though polynomials are not her friends.

Just when she’s starting to fit in, she begins to unravel a dark plot that could destroythe bayside school and the oceans beyond. As she gets close to solving the mystery, the mernapper takes hold of her mind and hides the clues that will piece it together. Waverly is left with the knowledge of one thing: she’s next.

If Waverly is to expose the scheme and take out the mastermind, she’s going to have to rely on the most dubious kind of help-reckless gods, single-minded werewolves,and virtuous fairies. To avoid a supernatural catastrophe, Waverly must rally this eccentric band of heroes, learning to rely on the help of others in order to stay afloat.

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Author Bio:

Debra Goelz is a refugee from Hollywood where she served for ten years as a financial executive for such companies as Universal Pictures, Dino de Laurentiis and Jim Henson Productions. Her performing career began and ended with her puppeteering a chicken during the closing scene in "Muppet Treasure Island." After garnering over 9 million on-line reads, her award-winning YA fantasy, "Mermaids and the Vampires Who Love Them," will be published by Hachette audio on October 17, 2017. She lives in a redwood forest in rural Marin County with her husband. Her two children have abandoned her to seek a college education in New York.

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