Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Exposed Review Blitz

Title: Exposed
Author: Jenny Phillips
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Breakaway Designs
Editor: There For You Editing
Publication Date: August 4th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Morgan Cauldwell’s life appears to finally have settled down. However, for Morgan, normalcy never lasts long. College classes have begun and she should be looking forward to attending the Gifted Ball with her boyfriend, Chase. Except for her strained relationship with the Gifted Council, everything should be perfect.... so why is she still dreaming about her dead soulmate? And why does she seem to be the only person concerned with her evil Grandfather’s whereabouts?
When the Ball is crashed, Morgan’s worst fears are confirmed, and she finds herself at the mercy of Stephen and his traitorous sidekick. Can Chase find her before the ultimate sacrifice is made, or will it be up to Morgan to convince the two people who have never hesitated to hurt her that their plan is seriously flawed?


My Review: Exposed book three in the Broken Souls Series. I'm still on the edge of my seat for so many reasons and reeling from books 1&2. Does Morgan stay with Chase, Does she finally get control of her powers, and does she finally figure out who is after her and why. I was so immersed in this story I couldn't put it down. I won't give you any answers but I will say go grab this series by Jenny Phillips you won't be sorry you did. 

Born in Michigan, Jenny Phillips has never strayed far from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Armed with a big imagination, Jenny would sit in the woods surrounding her home for hours just day dreaming. After losing her mother to ALS, she vowed she would make the most of her life and never let her imagination go to waste. When not coaching, reading or obsessively buying books, she spends her time with her two beautiful daughters, rambunctious toddler and husband.
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I’d found a bathroom halfway down the hall and was on my way back toward the stairs when I heard a thud in a room to my right. At first glance nothing seemed out of order. Not wanting to be intrusive, I turned back toward the party. However, a hand clapped over my mouth, stopping me dead in my tracks. My grandfather stepped out of the shadows of the room.
“Come with us quietly and no one will get hurt.” Stephen’s eyes flared even brighter in warning.
            “You wouldn’t,” I started to argue muffled by the hand behind me but knew I’d lost that argument the moment my voice cracked.
Rylan’s warm breath was in my ear and I couldn’t quite pinpoint which emotion it elicited. “Don’t give me any reasons to hurt him,” he whispered, and I knew without a doubt he meant Chase.
Part of me knew I should fight, that no one downstairs would want me to surrender no matter the cost … but another part, a much larger part, still felt the need to protect Chase. I’ll also admit that some of that was selfishness, too. I knew leaving with them could put myself in jeopardy but the possibility of having some of my questions answered was too tempting. I really didn’t believe my grandfather would hurt me. Rylan, however, I was undecided about. He seemed perfectly fine with shredding my soul apart once before. There still had to be traces of the old Rylan though, right? The boy from my dreams. Could I talk sense into him?
I nodded in understanding and followed Stephen to the back of a closet in the room. Pushing on a corner, a hidden door sprang open before him.
“Not a sound,” he said in final warning before disappearing into the blackness. Rylan removed his hand, pressed me forward then paused to close the panel behind him.
We had to have stumbled along the passage for at least ten minutes before the stale air became less thick. In the growing distance, voices called out and I clenched my jaw, imagining Chase’s panic as he searched relentlessly for me. A hint of night air tickled my nose. My strong affinity for nature was calling me as if it knew I needed help.
Rylan squeezed my shoulder in warning, clearly sensing my tension. Stephen stopped in front of me and held up his hand.
“There’s an exit right around this corner,” he whispered. “It would do you well, granddaughter, to remember our agreement.”
“I already agreed,” I replied, shaking my head in irritation. They had to have known they had me. I would never intentionally put Chase in harm’s way.
Stephen rounded the corner quickly and Rylan pushed forward. Another panel led directly into the starless night. The clouds blotted out the moon, leaving the chilly night in complete darkness. My disappearance was already creating havoc. Shouts were coming from all around as party-goers bumped into each other, stumbling through the grounds; either in search of me or fleeing in panic.
My breath caught in my throat as Rylan’s arm wrapped around my waist, pulling me close. “Not far,” he whispered close to my ear, too close, sending a ripple of goosebumps cascading over my body.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Gen One Review Blitz

Title: GEN ONE
Author: Amy Bartelloni
Genre: Upper YA science fiction
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Editor: Toni Rakestraw
Publication Date: July 29th, 2018
Blurb:
Generations after robots conquered Earth, the remaining population survives in the ash of their defeat. Within their walls in Authority City, bots test and develop super soldiers. Rumors of horrible experiments are enough to keep humans in line. At least, most humans.
Eighteen-year-old Delilah O’Connor scavenges the ruins with her friend Zane, and Gen, a generation one bot they repaired off the grid. Gen’s curiosity gives Delilah hope for the future, but not enough hope to go against the Authority. She finds Zane’s dreams of a human resistance pointless, and it’s enough to keep their on-and-off relationship mostly off.
When they discover two dead guards in a shady trading stop known as the Banks, everything changes. Framed for the murders and pursued by Authority bots, Zane takes Delilah to the only safe space he knows—the headquarters for the Human Coalition. Even there Zane isn’t safe. When he’s captured, Delilah and Gen must join an unlikely alliance of bot and human to go in to Authority City and save him before he becomes another casualty. Things in Authority City aren’t as they seem, they’re worse. And Delilah might lose more than her friend within its walls.

My Review: Gen One is a fast paced grab you and hope you hold on tight story. I loved every minute of it. I loved that I never knew what was going to come at me next. Guessing was part of the fun of this book. Gen One main characters Delilah and Zane as well as Gen a generation one robot that is Delilah's best friend. Together they Zane and Gen have protected Delilah from the horrors that are the reality they live in. Humans have become slaves to robots. A battle ensues and Delilah finds herself at the forefront. Can she battle the bots and stick with the human resistance or does she become a slave only living the worst part of life. I won't spoil the story for you, however I will say this is one book that should be on your must read list. I can't wait to see what may come next from this story.

Amy Bartelloni is a reader, writer, coffee addict, & musical lover who lives with her husband, 3 children, and various animals in the northeast US. When she's not playing mom-taxi, you can find her with her nose in a book or her head in the clouds. A people watcher and science fiction junkie, she still believes dreams can come true. The author of the Andromeda series with Limitless Publishing, (Andromeda, Orion's Curse, and the Scorpio Project), and contributor to Prep for Doom, Tricks, Treats, and Zombies, and 13: Resurrected, some of her favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Jasper Fforde, Paulo Coelho, and Stephen King.
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Gen’s shoulders slumped.  “Biological experiments.  Merging humans and robots.  Creating, essentially, a new species.  Delilah...”  She looked up and met Delilah’s eyes. She had always thought it was hard to read Gen’s emotions.  Her engineering made it possible for her to cover what she was thinking, but not now.  Fear was written all over her face.  Gen even paled.  When had that been added to her programming? “They’re experimenting with souls.  They think if we can merge human and robots, we can take it from you, somehow.  Souls.  Humanity.”
            The look of abject misery on Gen’s face was more than Delilah could bear.  She walked back to the table, angled the wiggly chair so she was sitting right across from Gen, and sat down so close their knees touched.
            She knew the debate.  According to the stories, it was one of the reasons for the bots and humans to go to war.  That bots weren’t real.  That they were a construct, and thus, had no soul.  The fact that the new bots were all attached to a central command, so to speak, made them mindless machines.  But they didn’t have to be.  Gen was proof of that.  She took Gen’s hand and curled their fingers together.  There was no difference. Flesh was flesh.  Born, or created.
            “You have a soul,” Delilah said, quietly.  She’d never come out and said it, but she knew it in her heart to be true.  Gen was as much a person as she was.  The realization had come on her slowly, after living with Gen and seeing the bot learn to handle human emotions: anger, pride, even love.  These last few days had cinched it for her.
            A single tear streamed down the bot’s cheek, it’s salty makeup configured so as not to affect her systems.  Gen pulled her hand back and wiped it.  “We don’t even know if you have a soul,” the bot joked, the humor returning to her eyes.  It was true, no matter how many experiments they did, the idea of a soul was theoretical, at best.  No one could prove or disprove it.
            “Gen,” Delilah leaned in, “whatever it is that makes us human.  You have it.  I’m not sure why the bots are trying to experiment with humans when they had it right the first time.  Your independence.  Your curiosity.  Your sense of right and wrong.  Your spirit of adventure.”
            Gen made a noise somewhere between a laugh and a hiccup, and Delilah continued.  “And I consider you more than a friend.  You’re a sister.” They both stood and Gen pulled her into a hug.

Friday, July 27, 2018

In my Dreams Series Sales Blitz

Title: In My Dreams
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Steph’s Cover Designs
Blurb:
The dreams were happening again.
It was something seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she’d outgrown. She didn’t want them anymore; detailed premonitions of how people would die.
One night, Lizzy’s worst nightmare occurs. She dreams of her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers his car was found in a river, along with his lifeless body.
Confusion settles deep within when Michael appears alive in her dreams. He warns her, attempting to keep her safe from the very person who murdered him.
Awake, Lizzy must pull on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but also her friends whose lives are in danger.
In My Dreams is a story of trust, friendship, courage, and true love that lives beyond the grave.
Blurb:
It’s been three years since Michael’s death, and life isn’t any easier. The gift bestowed upon me has only grown stronger. I see the dead, everywhere. Those who have remained earthbound are looking for answers, or have messages for their loved ones. That’s what I do. I help resolve those questions, then assist them in crossing over.
Lately, I’ve had a recurring nightmare—a guy, badly injured in a car crash. Each time I’ve called out to him, he never answers. I’ve never even seen his face.
My mentor, Lucy Crow, believes he’s still alive, and I’m supposed to help him. That my dreams are not just subconscious thoughts; they’re premonitions.
For the first time ever, I will leave my reclusive life in Alaska. My best friend Emily is taking me to California for spring break. She thinks it’s time for me to find someone—to start living again. But what I need to find is the answer to my nightmares.
Little do I know...my answer will find me
USA Today Bestselling author, Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Alaska.
She's a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!
Happy Reading! Xoxo
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Daughter of Dragons Review





Daughter of Dragons is a fabulous book to read. The fast paced action pact story will leave you reeling in your seat. The main character Lily, for her life is being turned upside down as she is turning into a dragon and just when things weren't complicated enough enter smoldering hot James. Just one problem with him he's here to kill Lily. Can Lily prove she would never hurt anyone in time to keep James from killing her. These characters come together and take you on a wild ride adventure unlike any other. This book had me hook line and sinker and I can only hope that there is more to come. Daughter of Dragons is a must read.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shades of Fae Release Blitz

Title: Shades of Fae
Genre: Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Not every fairytale has a happily ever after.
We only know three things about the Fae: They don't lie, they cheat. What they aren't given, they take. And if they can't rule...they conquer. Now the fate of humanity lies in a battle between good and evil where lines are not easily drawn.
Time travel to 19th century France, brave the gritty streets of New York City, or enter the realm of the Fae itself in this darkly enchanting collection from today's hottest USA Today, award-winning, and international bestselling paranormal and fantasy authors.
Shades of Fae is your ticket to a mystical realm where Sinister Sidhe and Dark Elves manipulate mortals, vengeful fae warriors battle nefarious vampire lords, and an apocalypse rife with werewolves, dragons, nymphs, banshees, shifters, and supernatural hunters brings unparalleled danger.
In 2018... The Fae are Coming...
Find out who survives and who dies when you order Shades of Fae TODAY!
Participating Authors:
USA Today bestselling author CK Dawn
USA Today bestselling author Shawnee Small
USA Today bestselling authors Cheri Schmidt & Tristan Hunt
Elle Boon
USA Today bestselling author Pauline Creeden
Award-winning author Tameri Etherton
Award-winning author Cyndi Faria
USA Today bestselling author Isadora Brown
USA Today bestselling author Amy L. Gale
USA Today bestselling author Charlene A. Wilson
USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon
USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage
USA Today bestselling authors Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers
Lynda Kaye Frazier
Kim Carmichael
Colleen Halverson
Danielle Rose
Lynda Haviland
Dyan Chick
Award-winning author Cate Rowan
Award-winning author JB Michaels
R.S. Broadhead
Jen L. Grey writing with Heather Renee
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Upon Broken Wings a Review





MY REVIEW:
Upon Broken Wings is a book that has so many different elements to it and all of them full of an emotional journey. This story covered so many issues dealt with in today's world bullying, hate, being gay, death, suicide, and most importantly love. The kind of love that reaches in and grabs you by your very soul and will fight the evil to show it that it can't win up against the most powerful of emotions. In the end love prevails and better things are left to come for all involved. For Andrew and Keirnan they will embark on this road and it will be Andrew who must save Keirnan. For without Andrew Keirnan will forever be lost in the bonds of evil and darkness. With a little help from a few angels Andrew may just be able to save Keirnan and show him the love he is blind to. This book for me was so much more than I ever expected it to be. Upon Broken Wings is one story that will resonate inside of me for quite awhile. Please don't overlook this book because of a LGBT label it's so much more than that and it will leave you knowing a special kind of love and needing a few tissues. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Slumber a review






Slumber is a magnificent book! It sucked me in and keeps my interest throughout the entire book.The story is fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat it completely gave me one heck of a roller coaster ride. The main characters Charlotte and Dash are very real it is easy to be able to relate to them and their situations. Every morsel given as the story progresses felt like a tease where the characters are concerned. Dash & Charlotte's relationship occurs rather quick like but considering the pace of the events going on, it's not a complete surprise.  I loved that Dash had been with Charlotte from the very beginning awaking her from her slumber to with a little coaxing going along to help her find her family. As Dash continues to save Charlotte's life as well as show her the ropes so to speak in this "new" way of life it's easy to see how love could happen. Slumber is an amazing, riveting, and emotional book that definitely leaves you wanting more.