Friday, 13 October 2017

Wolves and Roses Book Tour!

RSVP for the WOLVES & ROSES Tour now… 
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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.
Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center, Boston MA

Wednesday, November 1st, 5:00 PM EST

Barnes & Noble, Framingham, MA

Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM EST

Bluestockings, Manhattan

Friday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM EST

Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera, CA

Saturday, November 4th, 12:00 NOON PST

COMING SOON: Metro San Francisco
Barnes & Noble, Oakbrook IL

Wednesday, November 7th, 7:00 PM

The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 PM CST

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Cover Reveal: Fire and Bone by Rachel A. Marks!

Fire and Bone
by Rachel A. Marks
(Otherborn #1)
Publication date: February 20th 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
    In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future.
    Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night she’s invited to a party—one that turns out to be a trap.
     Thrust into a magical world hidden within the City of Angels, Sage discovers that she’s the daughter of a Celtic goddess, with powers that are only in their infancy. Now that she’s of age, she’s asked to pledge her loyalty to one of the five deities, all keen on winning her favor by any means necessary. She has to admit that she’s tempted—especially when this new life comes with spells,  Hollywood glamour, and a bodyguard with secrets of his own. Not to mention a prince whose proposal  could give her more than she ever imagined.
     As loyalties shift, and as the two men vie for her attention, Sage tries to figure out who to trust in a realm she doesn’t understand. One thing is for sure: the trap she’s in has bigger claws than she thought. And it’s going to take a lot more than magic for this Celtic demigoddess to make it out alive.
Read a sample chapter here!

Author Bio:
    Rachel A. Marks is a cancer survivor, a writer and artist, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. Her four kids and amazing hubby put up with her nerdiness with tremendous grace, even when she makes them watch Buffy or Smallville re-runs for days on end. She was voted: Most Likely To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she'll never have to test the theory.


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1) by Christina Bauer (Review)

      In a world of magic, there are three races: shapeshifter, wizards/witches and fae. Bryar Rose is supposed to be none of those. She is human, but she lives in a fairytale life model.  She is a "Sleeping Beauty"life model, but she just doesn't fit. She doesn't like woodland creatures, she doesn't like her prince Philpott and all she wants to do is study mysterious hieroglyphs. After dreaming about glyphs, her already crazy world changes. She suddenly has people trying to kill, catch or coerce her all the time. Through all of this she meets the rough and tough Knox, a powerful werewolf with a chip on his shoulder. If they don't learn to work together, it could mean their deaths and the deaths of everyone in the magical community.
       I really enjoyed Wolves and Roses. It was fun and exciting. It was nothing too serious, but it would make for a perfect fun weekend read. Entrenched in fairytales and magic, it doesn't take itself too seriously, but leaves the reader satisfied and entertained. I liked Bryar Rose and her quirky ways. She did not fit the mold and was very kick butt and powerful. Her friendship with her Cinderella life model friend was entertaining and deep. Those girls had each others backs. Knox was also very entertaining to read about and a very good romantic lead. I really enjoyed Wolves and Roses and give it the rating of FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

Monday, 2 October 2017

Book Blitz: Arabella Park by Meiling!

Arabella Park
by Meiling
Publication date: October 1st 2017
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
     Everyone knows that losing friends is a natural part of the high school experience. It’s all a game of musical chairs, really. Yet, what happens when a friend doesn’t intentionally “go ghost” but is abruptly taken away?
     Kameron, Grayson, Mikey, Yasmin, and Jenna have been thick as thieves from childhood. Rightfully so—they make up the American minority in the German twin city of Arabella Park. When one of the five suddenly turns up missing, the remaining friends must find a way to bring her back while keeping up the facade of leading ordinary small-town lives.
      As they search for their missing friend, they discover things about themselves and one another that will catapult them into an explosive climax and the ultimate revelation of who done it.
      A multi-faceted mystery told from the alternating points of view of five friends, Arabella Park brings to life what it means to endure the most frightful, profound time of one’s life—the teenage years—while being stretched to the limits of what it means to be an adult, even a hero.

      From non-Catholics, Father had often been presented with the question of why it was necessary for the laity to confess their sins to a priest. After all, weren’t priests just sinful men like everyone else?
      Father’s rehearsed response to this question usually included scripture passages from James 5 (Confess your sins one to another) and John 20 (If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven.) Afterward, he’d explain the church’s longstanding tradition of designating holy men to council confessors and thus help them back on the road to holiness.
     For those who held the sacrament in such great contempt that this explanation would not suffice, Father would add this to his reply: “Yes, priests are sinful. We, like all other men, must go to confession as well.”
     This was the truth of the matter and usually an answer that settled the argument, at least for a time.
Father himself made it a point to go to confession three times a week, though in years past he’d gone nearly every day just to make sure that he had the grace to overcome even venial sins.
     Yet, there came a time, some days after he’d heard that certain confession of murder, he was sure that he was in a state of mortal sin.
     Thus, he went to visit Father Kaiser at Dom zu Eichstätt, the largest Catholic church in Arabella Park.
     Father went smoothly through the beginning ritual of confession with Father Kaiser. It had been a week since his last confession. He stated his smaller sins—watching too much television, failing to say his morning prayers on Wednesday, entertaining an impure thought.
     At last, Father reached the Great Sin, the one that had brought him there to begin with. He hesitated, breathed, closed his eyes.
    “Are you okay?” asked Father Kaiser after some time.
    “Yes,” Father answered. “I have one more sin to confess.”
    Father Kaiser was silent, save his easy breathing.
    “I’ve done something terrible. I don’t know if I can say it.”
     “Don’t worry. Jesus will forgive whatever it is, so long as you confess. You’re in the right place.”
     Right. That was right. Jesus could forgive anything, even….
     “Murder,” Father said finally. “I am an active accomplice to murder.”

Author Bio:
I've lived the most ordinary life ever. Thus, I write for my own entertainment and hopefully, one day, the entertainment of millions of others. I'm a guitarist/singer/songwriter and above all, a hard worker. (At least, I'd like to think so.) Not sure what other clever thing I could say, so [insert clever line right here.] :-)


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

C.C. Hunter's Mortician's Daughter Series Cover Reveals!

    C.C. Hunter is back at it again! One of the best YA authors writing today, I'm not the only one super excited for anything CC puts out. I was incredibly honoured when CC reached out to me to announce her newest series and all of their covers as well as to review the first book in the series. Check below for the awesome reveal of the Morticians Daughter series!

Synopsis of One Foot in the Grave (The Morticians Daughter #1):
       The first exciting novel in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter!
      Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.
      Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.
      But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?
     For thrills, chills, romance and laughter, preorder The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave today.

You can find a two chapter long excerpt of One Foot in the Grave (The Morticians Daughter #1) here:

Aaaaaand finally 
Here are the covers!

Book Blitz: The Chosen Knights by Mary Ting!

The Chosen Knights
by Mary Ting
(The Angel Knights #1)
Publication date: March 19th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
     (HIGHLY recommend to read prequel first–The Angel Knights)
      ***City of Bones meets The Da Vinci Code.
      Urban fantasy lover’s dream! Demons, vampires, angels, witches, and fallen angels all set to the back drop of high school in Hawaii, and astral travel to the past to Knights Templar era.
A page turning mystery with a supernatural twist that entertains to the last page! ~InD’tale Magazine
Book trailer:
       When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.
       There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.
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    Eli willed his sword away. It disappeared behind his back, just the way I would have done it. “You know nothing. Nothing about me is human. I won’t be a part of something that could kill any one of you.”
     “How could it kill us if—?” Then I had a thought, recalling the first time I’d seen him in the cafeteria. I had no evidence but it was worth the shot. “You can astral travel, can’t you? You’ve done it before, when you first saw me in the cafeteria. You can travel in the present too. That’s why you took off.”
     “I have no idea what you’re talking about. Do you even know what that is?” His jaw clenched.
I knew he was lying. “Out-of-body experience.” I followed behind him when he started walking away.
      “You have no idea of the consequences when you travel. Astral travel.”
      “Then let it be my consequence.”
      Eli whipped around. His face was just a breath away from mine. “You have no idea what you’re talking about.”
      “Then show me.”
      Eli pierced his eyes into mine. His heart drummed a mile a minute. “You want to feel pain, Lucia?You want to know what happens to people when they astral travel?”
      “I-I—” I didn’t know what to say. I certainly didn’t expect him to say the things he did.
      Eli extended his arm to me. “Take my hand.”
     “Take my hand, Lucia.” His tone was stern.
     I shook my head.
     “Last warning.”
     “Last warning for—ELI.” I screamed. My stomach dropped, along with my body. Eli’s arms embraced me as we plunged through multiple layers of clouds with my back facing down. Hair whipped my face and the force of gravity made me dizzy.
     “You didn’t heed my warning, Lucia,” Eli grumbled.
     “So you’re trying to kill me?” The normal reaction for someone in this situation would be to fight back, but my instincts told me I wasn’t in danger. “What are you doing?” The clouds got smaller as we plummeted faster by the second. I began to have second thoughts. Wanting to believe so badly I could get through to him, I’d let it possibly cost my life.
       He ignored my plea. Looking squarely in my eyes as air rushed against us, he said nonchalantly, “Get ready to die.”

Author Bio:
     International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Book Blitz: Charm by J.A. Armitage!

Charm (A Cinderella reverse fairytale)
by J.A. Armitage
(Reverse Fairytales, #1)
Publication date: September 26th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult
    You all know the story of Cinderella…
    The kingdom needs an heir and Princess Charmaine is quite aware that the job rests solely upon her shoulders. The problem is, she has no intention of ever getting married, let alone pushing a child out of her ladyparts. When her elder sister dies, Charmaine has to take her place at the ball designed to find her a husband. The problem is, she doesn’t want to choose between a hundred eligible bachelors. She just wants to live her life in peace and find love in her own time.
    Cynder knows about the impending war between the people of magic and those of his masters, but working as an underpaid servant in the palace kitchens leaves him with little power to do anything about it. On one hand, he’s a staunch supporter of equal rights for his own kind, but he can’t deny the attraction he feels for the daughter of the king and queen he works for.
     When the two meet, sparks fly and not just the magical kind…
     Charm is the first in the Reverse Fairytale series by USA Today bestselling author J.A.Armitage. Take everything you think you know about fairytales and turn it on its head.

Author Bio:
    Born in a small town, J.Armitage longed for adventure and travel.
    Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.
Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.
     She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs.
      Somehow she finds time to write.
      Reviews for J.A.Armitage's work.
     Endless Winter is a unique story that takes place in a beautiful world. J.A. Armitage's writing is lyrical and almost poetic. Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
I devoured this book like a rich box of chocolates. Sara C Roethle
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