Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blog Tour: Death at Dawn by @farmerwainwrigh read a #review



Crime/Mystery
Date Published: July 22, 2015


Giles Etherington, is shot in the morning of August 12th (the glorious 12th). Do the reasons for his death hinge on his personal life, his political allegiances, or his past? His wife is Edith Horton’s best friend and Edith, along with Inspector Greene and Sergeant Brown, finds herself, once again, immersed in crime and mystery in her Yorkshire dales village.


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You will definitely want to have plenty of allotted reading time before starting this one. It was hard to put down. I was so engrossed in the story that I put off many of my important things to do. Noreen Wainwright does a great job of creating a Mystery that keeps the reader invested and guessing. 

Edith is a wonderful lead, she is fun to read about and easy to get behind as a lead character. I am interested to read more installments and mysteries with Edith! 


Noreen is the author of three crime mystery novels in the Edith Horton series and the fourth is now ready for submission. She is a freelance journalist who has had many articles and features published. She lives on a dairy farm with her husband and dog, Vicky.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Sonar the Surge by @BrandyTruly #review



New Adult, Dark Sci-fi, Romance & Space Opera
Date Published: 4/23/2016


Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

     Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been. 

     Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

     Symone’s family, Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war. 

     The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing

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A superb final installment in which the author manages to bring characters full circle. A lot of angst and emotions and a ton of Action fill this novel. A great addition to the series! 


     

B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
     In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”
     B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour: The Seventeenth Pocket by Hargus Montgomery #review



Young Adult / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: April 2011


The Kerious Pye series recounts the adventures of an ancient Order of worldly Explorers travelling to the universe of matter.  
The Seventeenth Pocket follows Explorer, Arden McGivven, on an expedition that could destroy the barrier between energy and matter.  When the old voyager encounters gravely ill, fourteen-year-old Megan Carlson, he breaks his oath and reveals the Order’s secrets.  Arden’s stories confound doctors, and open a mystery that crosses from this life to the next.  Only Megan can solve the mystery and save the man who helped her.


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This was a thrill ride and quite a fun read. I liked that from the very beginning we understood what the "world" was looking for and what would happen once they got it. 

Arden as a main character really drew me in. I liked that he couldn't lie and that he was so squeaky clean but that he breaks an oath to help Megan. 


This is told from multiple points of view which can get a little confusing, but in the end it is great to get each characters unique perspective. 





Hargus Montgomery is the author of The Last Relicuin, and The Seventeenth Pocket, part of the Kerious Pye series.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Blog Tour: So Far Away by @karenmbryson #review



Romantic Comedy
Date Published: April 9, 2016


After being at the center of a sex scandal that made national headlines a former nanny tries to rebuild her life by becoming a personal assistant to a reclusive writer. 




What happens after your 15-minutes of fame are over? 

Find out in SO FAR AWAY, a romantic comedy novella by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison. 

Maddie Malone is the nanny who made national headlines. She’s the temptress who broke up the marriage of two of Hollywood’s most beloved movie stars. She’s the girl everyone in America loves to hate. 

Now two months after the Nannygate sex scandal Maddie is desperate to rebuild her life. 
She accepts a position as a personal assistant to the reclusive writer, Jackson Drake. He’s fired every one of the assistants his manager has sent him within the first few days of employment, but Maddie is determined to do whatever is takes to make her new job work. 

Maddie is able to follow every one of Jackson’s eccentric rules to the letter. That is until Emerson Drake shows up for Spring Break. He’s Jackson’s son from an affair he had with Bahamian creative writing student when he taught at UCLA. He’s the son who Jackson has somehow managed to keep hidden from his fans for all these years. 

Maddie finds Emerson incredibly attractive…and Jackson has forbidden Maddie to date him. 

WARNING: This book contains foul language, insta-love and a little bit of hanky-panky. Buyer beware.



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This was such a fun and witty quick read. I really enjoyed the premise and the fact that Maddie fell from her status and found something she never imagined with Emerson. I loved the "forbidden" romance aspect of the novel as well. It made it all so much more exciting to read about.

I enjoyed the connection between the main characters and even Jackson in his difficult self. All of the characters were very well developed and fun to read about. 

A fast read that is very fulfilling! 


USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Upon the Tide by @RyanJoSummers with a #review




Romantic Suspense
Date Published: May 18, 2016


Tossed together by happenstance, fleeing for their lives and finding love under the Caribbean sun as paradise turns deadly.
New York fashion designed, Piper Kincaid, just wanted to have a pleasant visit with her cousin down in Florida. That was before she and handsome beach bum, Kade Wyatt, become the targets of a gang of robbers and killers. Fleeing for their lives, aboard Kade’s big boat, they experience risk, surprises, mystery and romance during the Great Caribbean Boat Chase. However, the biggest surprises are waiting for them back at port.





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Talk about an unexpected run-in and trip in general. Piper is a New York girl and I really enjoyed the opposites attract dynamic that she and Kade had. I felt that their romance was believable and unfolded in a way in which it didn't seem force.


Then there was the Suspense and Mystery. I enjoyed guessing right along with the characters and being surprised along the way. It added an additional element to the Romance.



Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who likes to pen romances with a twist. Love stories blended as inspirational, with paranormal, suspense or time travel--or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals. Her dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so Ryan came by the writing gene honestly.
Her hobbies include poetry, bird watching, houseplants and gardening, gathering with friends, hiking in the forest, painting canvas and ceramics, and working wiggly word find puzzles, mah johngg or chess. She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. She often daydreams of the shore and frequently uses water as settings and several animals in her stories.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blog Tour: Gone Wild by @karenmbryson #review



Romantic Comedy
Date Published: May 15, 2016


Go BACK TO BOOKMAN with USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison's new #LoveinMidlife #ComingofMiddleAge romantic comedy series.

Tenured English professor Bly Daniels believes the short walk from her campus office to the university library is too much exposure to the harsh elements of the outdoors. She would prefer to spend her days (and nights) comfortably seated indoors reading classic literature.

When Bly is arrested for reading one of the great books while driving home, a judge sentences her to thirty days of community service with The Wild Way, a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens.

There she meets Turner Wild, the owner and operate of the wilderness program. Turner is everything Bly despises: rugged, unrefined and outdoorsy. For Bly a trip to hell sounds more desirable than spending an entire month with Turner and his band of hooligans as they traverse the woods of rural northwest New Jersey communing with nature.

Bly certainly never expects to form a bond with the troubled teens she's been assigned to mentor and forge an unlikely relationship with their fearless leader, Turner Wild.


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Dakota Madison has a great ability for description. She really makes the reader understand the ins and outs of Bly by giving such in depth descriptions. 

I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and the great addition of WIT. I found myself laughing out loud many times through this read. 


USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Blog Tour: Daughter of the Sun by @zoekalowriter #review



Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: May 2016

Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew.
But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities.
Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.

Review

This novel has a lot to offer. It doesn't stick to one genre, and instead it spans multiple genres. There is a lot to love about it.  The Fantasy element was very well done and I liked the descriptive way Zoe Kalo set everything out!

As far as the characters and plot as a whole I felt like they werevery solid and led to a very effortless read. 





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A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…

A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.
Connect with Zoe Kalo on the web: www.ZoeKalo.com / Facebook / Twitter

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