Sunday, April 28, 2013

When Silver Moons Rise Release Blitz

Title: When Silver Moons Rise (The Lost Immortals 2)
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
ebook release: January 20, 2013
Paperback Release: April 21, 2013
Genre: Young Adult
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Book Description:
Facing an unstable future, Chela Prizeon leaves Castle Hayne and crosses over to enemy territory in pursuit of Faris--the boy of royal blood who is cursed by a bitter rival. But soon Chela learns that he has been taken deep into the treacherous frozen prisons--a majestic, but deadly place where people enter and are never seen again. To find the boy she loves, Chela must join forces with one of her greatest enemies. And even though she pulls strength from the good in her powers, she finds herself drawn to the dark side's temptation as well.

Narrated from both Chela's and Faris's point of view, this enchanting sequel to When Copper Suns Fall will take them on a voyage into unknown lands, where the dark, twisted, and revengeful wait to make this their most dangerous journey ever.

Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.

Author: KaSonndra Leigh

Author Bio:
I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall is my debut novel.


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

News from Tammy

Ok so as you all can see I have not been posting very often. I have been going through some health problems and have not felt like posting much. There are going to be some up and coming changes to my blog due to my health issues. I will still be doing reviews but I will no longer be giving time limits it will be as I can and am able to get to them. My health comes first. I have to work on getting myself better or I will be of no use to any of you and i truly love being a reviewer. I don't want to become so over whelmed with my health issues and reviewing that I give up reviewing. So I have to step back a little bit and hope you all will and can understand. I will let all authors know via email when I have posted a review. If you are not comfortable with my new policy then please leave me a message and i will remove your book from my list and delete it from my documents folder. Please be assured that I under no circumstances share or give away your files with anyone. The ARC's I receive remain with me and are NEVER shared with any one else! With that being said I will do my best do keep the reviews coming please be patient.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Have No Shame Review and Spot light

Title: Have No Shame
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Pages: 304

The Blurb: The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms—and her own beliefs—when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.

Alison has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother’s Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.

HAVE NO SHAME is an emotionally compelling coming of age novel featuring a young woman who cannot reconcile the life she wants with the one she’s been brought up to live.Have No Shame will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.

My Review: 
As I began reading this book I thought wow how backwards our world has been for so long. I couldn't believe how dense some people could be. I have never let color of someone's skin or religious beliefs or any thing really stop me from seeing them as anything more than a person just like myself. This book really helped open my eyes to how cruel of a world we still live in. Melissa Foster did a magnificent job of showing you through words a world where having a different skin color gets you treated very differently no matter how educated or how hard you work.
This is a very touching and loving story that touches on some very real issues that still take place in our own country let alone other parts of the world. This story is set in the late sixties and shows how wrong some people really can be. It also shows the reader how love can blossom out of nowhere and how the heart wants what the heart wants! I was so blown away by this book. I laughed in a couple of places but I definitely cried more. It is a beautiful story that should not be taken lightly. I will be putting this on my read again shelf as this is one story that touched my heart so dearly. I absolutely loved this book and hope you will to!


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"This book will resonate with readers who enjoyed Kathryn Stockett's, THE HELP, Julie Kibler's, CALLING ME HOME, John Grisham's, A TIME TO KILL, Sue Monk Kidd's, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, and Kathleen Grissom's, THE KITCHEN HOUSE."

"Within moments of starting to read, you will be transported back to the Arkansas of 1967 - hot, dusty, utterly rural and edgy. Poor white farmers dependent upon cheap black labor who, due to their superior numbers, are constantly suppressed, living on the wrong side of town, ghettoised and terrified. You will remember scenes from `In the Heat of the Night' and `Easy Rider'; you will remember that, less than fifty years ago, if you were black, you could be beaten for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. And if you died at the hands of a white youth, justice would almost certainly be denied you." Author Roderick Craig Low

"A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society." Hagerstown Magazine

"Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening." Midwest Book Review

"A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice." Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop 

"Have No Shame is a delightful eye opener and a rather poignant book that everyone everywhere should put on their must-read list." Readers' Favorite

"A dynamic and heartwarming tale of young love, giving testament to those who struggled so we can live in an integrated society." Author Rachelle Ayala

"[HAVE NO SHAME] Perfectly catches the South at the dawning of the Civil Rights Movement. Melissa Foster takes us on an adventure that twists and turns unpredictably to a tense climax that renders this novel a true page-turner. This is undoubtedly the best novel I have read in a long time."  Roderick Craig Low, Author of 'Promises of Love and Good Behaviour'

"This book is not just a story; it's an experience." Author G.E. Johnson

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Author Spotlight: 
Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women's NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Megan's Way
2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women's Fiction)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

Chasing Amanda
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women's Fiction, Mystery)
2011 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
Indie Reader's Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

Come Back To Me
2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist, 
2012 Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist 
2012 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist
2011 Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards, Finalist 
Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011, IndieReader
Top Ten Books of 2011, 
Tea Time With Marce
IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Gravely Inanimated Review

Title: Gravely Inanimated
Author: Esther Wheelmaker
Genre: Steampunk horror/paranormal
Pages: 218

The Blurb: It has been thirty years since England was plagued by zombies. Humans fear for their lives while the dead kill the living.
By the cover of night, a man known only as Aeron hunts these creatures. On one foggy evening he finds Lucille Knight's life in jeopardy and Aeron's interest is instantly peaked when he saves the young lady.

But Aeron will have competition when Lucy meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, son of the Inventor, Earl Thomas.

Lucy is drawn to the masked man and equally mysterious Lord. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she does not know which one is less dangerous.

Will she be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?

My Review: Zombies, I don't read about zombies. I don't even get how zombies could even remotely exist and why they want brains. Totally not a zombie fan; but, wait, no, it can't be. I think I'm getting into this book! I am realizing resistance is futile, I must know more. I indeed have been sucked into the zombie world and now am so into this story that all I can see are zombies everywhere. Braaaiiiinnnnsssss...

I have new book hero, Aeron, he can really kick some zombie butt! I absolutely love Lucy's story and how her character comes off and how easily she plays off of the others. If I had zombies chasing me I'd want Aeron on my team! These two absolutely become the essence of this book and make the story come alive for me.

Esther Wheelmaker's words came to life for me in Gravely Inanimated. I smelled the stench and I felt the blood spatter. She transported me to a whole new world one that I would love to be transported to again in the next book of this series! I say bring on the zombies!

Author Bio:Her name is Esther Wheelmaker and she is the author of the new, Zombiepunk Series.
With Gravely Inanimated (book one) coming to life, she is pounding away on her typewriter to try and get book two out. However, she is easily distracted by sparkly things.
Her background is a mystery and all anyone knows is she loves hugs, corsets, steampunk, books and Mozart….
…Let's face it…Everyone likes a girl with a little mystery.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Judas Kiss Review

Title: The Judas Kiss
Author: Angella Graff
Genre: Mystery/Adventure/Paranormal
Pages: 365

The Blurb: Judas’ Kiss haunts him 2 millenia into his unending existence. Torn between petty gods and their hunger for power, a faithless police officer slips further into machinations that have already cost the life of someone he loved. Mark’s story finally begins to unfold in the newest volume of Angella Graff’s well received series: The Judas Curse.

Just as Detective Ben Stanford is ready to put the past at rest, he’s pulled down once again into the chaos of gods, theology, and mystery. Told that his sister is alive and the two immortals, Mark and Judas, have been kidnapped by the treacherous goddess, Nike, Ben must find a way to rescue the pair before she can harness their powers.

While Mark waits alone, forced to write out the story of how their powers came to be, and Judas lay tortured by the angry Goddess, a reluctant Ben must enlist the help of an unwilling being from the ancient Norse Pantheon.

Time is ticking, and the hard-headed detective must use everything he learned in the past to prevent another disaster, which could potentially wipe-out the human race.

My Review: I first have to start out by saying that I was a little leery about reading this series based off of the title as I struggle with religion and religious issues sometimes. I did however, pick up the first in the series The Awakening and immediately got pulled in as it was not a book based on religion as I had thought. I finished book one knowing I had to have the second one and fast as I NEEDED to know what happened further into this series. Book two The Judas Kiss did not disappoint me at any point. I am hooked and am patiently (NOT) awaiting book three. I will forever be a fan of Angella Graff's  as I believe her to be a very talented and interesting author. I would be honored to review any book she puts out there. I am not going to give you anything on the story as if I did I am afraid I would divulge any and all spoilers and I can not allow that to happen. So if you must know this story like I did and still do then I encourage you to go and purchase these books as they are worth reading!