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31 Jan 2014

WW4BB Presents: A Spotlight and Review on From the Embers - Born in Flames Trilogy by Candace Knoebel

Posted by Amanda Masters on 1:25:00 am




Synopsis


I am the Progeny. The one deemed to carry this weight. The weight of knowing too much. Of knowing there is a darkness in me. Of knowing that even The Fates can screw things up. 

Aurora Megalos knew becoming the Progeny meant great sacrifice, but what she wasn’t prepared for was sacrificing herself. Since the day of her birth, she has been set on a path she couldn’t control; a path conceived by The Fates. And after discovering she is mortally connected to her Arch Enemy Zordon-a son of a Fate, Aurora is now left with a path that seems hopeless.

Until she discovers a revelation in the prophecy. 

With war on the horizon, she must now find a way to defeat the one who threatens to take everything and everyone she has ever loved from her, without destroying herself. The barrier between both realms is broken, The Fates have been overrun by Zordon, and his darkness now spreads throughout the lands. The odds are stacked against her. Will Aurora and Fenn find a way to undo the work of The Fates in time to save the realms from complete destruction?

Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16034400-from-the-embers

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00I3T3XM2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-the-embers-candace-knoebel/1118357708?ean=2940148188315

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candaceknoebel

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/candaceknoebel

My Review


From the Embers by Candace Knoebel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book and incredible series! Candace is a wonderful writer and I can't get enough of her books! This series has so much strength, heart and courage that it makes you want to read it again and again. Your imagination soars when it comes to this book, where everything is real and and they are all coming to get you. I couldn't put it down from the very first word and I am sure you won't be able to either!

Aurora Megalos is the Progeny. She was to stop Zordon from fulfilling the prophecy but things didn't go quite according to plan. Since the day of her birth, she has been set on a path she couldn’t control, a path conceived by The Fates. Aurora was left with a path that seems hopeless.

That is until they discovered the missing part of the prophecy.

Now Aurora is back, its a year later and everything has changed. Zordon has taken over and they don't have many allies left, not only that but Zordon's darkness in leaking into the human realm. In order to save both worlds Aurora must step up and except the destiny she was dealt. The odds are stacked against her. Will Aurora and Fenn find a way to undo the work of The Fates in time to save the realms from complete destruction?

this was such a great story! lexi was one of my favourite characters from the previous books so to see her in this one again was fun. Zane was also one of my favs his turn from the evil to the good was the best!

if you haven't read this series you should go out and get your copies today! TBR right now!

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Excerpt

Prologue
“This just in,” a woman’s steely voice said. She paused, her eyes skimming over the monitor, taking in the words that were displayed on the screen before she had to deliver them to the thousands that tuned in.
Her eyes came to a hasty halt and she stiffened in her seat. She looked off to the left, stealing a breath. “I can’t believe it,” she mumbled to herself, her lips quivering. Her heart threatened to leap out of her chest.
She looked back up at the camera with a strained smile, her face paling as she tried her best to resume her composure. But the sound of the paper rattling in her hands was a dead giveaway.
Something was wrong.
She stared at the light in front of her that read “on air” and swallowed, regretting for the first time the duty that came with being a news anchor. Another weak smile pressed on her lips, her mind running blank.
Someone from behind the camera ushered her on with a small hand wave. She was fully aware of all the curious stares in the studio. Something she had never paid any mind to before.
Her co-anchor cleared his throat.
She shook her head, pulling herself together. “I don’t quite know how to put this.” Her voice was almost inaudible. “It seems there has been a phenomenon. One that cannot be explained.” She stopped, knowing that so many lives out there were unaware of what was to come next. Knowing she was about to forever change those lives with the next words she would speak.
“We have been advised by the Department of Homeland Security to evacuate immediately to your nearest advised shelter. Our world is under attack.”
The camera zoomed into her face for the deliverance of that last sentence that hung at the bottom of the screen like a noose. The room quieted. She paused once again, regretting the next words that were to leave her mouth, but knowing it was of great importance. The world depended on it.
“Our world is no longer ours as we know it.”
The screen went fuzzy, and the earth began to rumble.



Book 1 in the Born in Flames trilogy

Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon. 

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out. 

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

Links for purchase (available in ebook and paperback):

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Born-in-Flames-ebook/dp/B0096PPK4Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369596490&sr=8-1&keywords=born+in+flames

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/born-in-flames-candace-knoebel/1112772359?ean=2940015130775

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Born-in-Flames/book-8rqT-g-ZEUCVw2k0M1tWxA/page1.html?s=-qSw2I0E5USk67ei-7bwHQ&r=1

48fourteen: http://www.48fourteen.com


Book 2 in the Born in Flames trilogy

The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change. 

Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins. 

With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.


Links for purchase:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Flames-Born-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00DFTQJA8/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372300167&sr=1-6&keywords=48fourteen

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/embracing-the-flames-candace-knoebel/1115688168?ean=2940016566207

KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/embracing-the-flames

48fourteen: http://www.48fourteen.com


Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1)

Coming spring 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18478915-everlasting


About the Author

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013.

Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side. Through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.

Author Links:

29 Jan 2014

WW4BB Presents: Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer is HERE Book 1 in The Nightshade Legacy Series

Posted by Amanda Masters on 7:59:00 pm

Fans asked for it, and now they've got it!

Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane and Bloodrose.


Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All...

Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world?

WW4BB Presents: Daylighters by Rachel Caine is HERE Book 15 in The Morganville Vampire Series

Posted by Amanda Masters on 7:17:00 pm

While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one… 

Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better.

It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly.

Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end…

WW4BB Presents: A Review of The Fault in our Stars by John Green Written by: Kiran

Posted by Kiran Heart on 12:35:00 pm

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hello, it is me again, here to bring you another tale. This time not of space or sci-fi or horror, but more of a tragic yet heart-warming story that had me emotionally hooked by page TEN.

This story, ‘The Fault in our Stars’, starts off with a young teen girl named Hazel going through lung cancer who meets a young man called Augustus Waters at group counseling. At first Hazel seems annoyed with him but soon seems to warm up to his charming and intelligent attitude, and eventually they become friends. Though Hazel proves afraid to come close to more than just that, as she feels she may die soon and doesn’t want to leave him with a broken heart.

What made me not want to put this book down was how well it was thought out. The ending was a twist one, completely unexpected, and all the same had a very tragic but interesting plotline. The characters themselves wouldn’t take pity for their conditions and were probably the most snarky I ever read about. They all had the most emotionally-clinging experiences that made me beg for more even on the last page of the book. I have absolutely no cons about this story, for chapter by chapter I felt like my life simply couldn’t compare to one of a battle of cancer.

John Green, I hope you’re proud, because your book is one that changed many lives as it did my own as well. Please continue writing, for your simply fabulous at it. <3
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WW4BB Presents: A Review of Matt Archer: Bloodlines By Kendra C. Highley

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:02:00 am

Matt Archer: Bloodlines
By Kendra C. Highley
Date Published: 1/4/2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Blurb


When seventeen-year-old Matt Archer set out on his last mission in the Australian Outback, he thought it would be like every other hunt. 

Not even close. 

After only two days on the ground, his best friend is possessed, a long-lost family member has returned and hidden truths have come to the surface. Add in a coven of witches bent on bringing about the end of the world and, well, this trip has started to suck. Badly.  

As his power and strength continue to grow, so does Matt’s concern that he’s becoming more and more like the creatures he’s been charged to hunt: a monster.

Faced with some of his biggest challenges to date, Matt has to decide what he needs to protect most—his family, his team…or himself. 

My Review

Matt Archer: Bloodlines by Kendra C. Highley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great Book! I loved all the action! this book had so much action I was falling down with exhaustion along with the characters...lol..but it was so real I could see it play out in my head like I was watching it on t.v. and I totally loved it! these books should so be movies or a T.V. Series!

Kendra C. Highley is a incredible writer, her characters fairly leap off the page! The monsters were terrifying, the heroes brilliant and strong and the villain totally dark and evil, but at the same time I found it still had a touch of innocence and whimsy about it.

Matt Archer may only be seventeen but hunting monsters is what he does, what he is destined to do and what he is trained to do. All of this still doesn`t prepare him for the mission he is about to face when a long lost family member is thrown into his mission and his best friend gets possessed by a demon.

With evil Witches, monsters galore and a new evil brewing, Matt is sure that their luck will start to run out soon. When Matts sister is kidnapped and two girls are killed, he is sure that will be the end of him, as his power and strength continue to grow, so does Matt’s concern that he’s becoming more and more like the creatures he’s been charged to hunt: a monster. Will he get to his sister in time? and if he can't save her how can he be expected to save the world?

This book was wonderful! I really enjoyed all the characters, although I think I have to say that Will and Matt's little sis were two of my fav characters. I really liked all the action in the story it really kept you on your toes and kept the book flowing at all times.

I highly recommend this series to one and all! if you haven't read it do so today!

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EXCERPT


When I was fourteen, I picked up a knife and started a fight that was named mine long before I was born. When I was fifteen, I was forced into a war against creatures the rest of humankind should never know about—and they won’t if I have anything to do about it. When I was sixteen, I became a slave to my destiny, and the spirits who guided it.
Now I’m seventeen, and the fault, a man once said, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Or in my case, my blood. Which is why I was chosen. And why I have to fight.
My name is Matt Archer. And I am my father’s son.

* * *

“I’ll kill you!  I’ll kill all of you and drink your blood!”
My best friend was in rare form this evening. Will had been ranting like that ever since he managed to spit out the bandana we’d gagged him with. No one felt like dealing with him, though, so we didn’t bother shoving the gag back in.
Still, I felt responsible for his well-being, even if Will was possessed by a demon and not his usual happy asshat self. I grabbed an MRE—a hamburger patty for the entree—and ducked inside the command tent, one of the few left standing after last night’s monster attack. The interior smelled like sweat, piss and…burned bacon? 
“Gross, dude,” I told not-Will. “You smell like a prison latrine.”
Not-Will spit at me. His face was pale in the dim light, but his eyes glowed a brilliant jade green. “You’ll beg for mercy before the end.”
“That’s getting really old. Why don’t you give your voice a rest, okay?” I held up the MRE. “I’m guessing that even demons have to eat. You hungry?”
Not-Will shut up for a moment, but his muscles still strained against the towing cable keeping him tied to his cot. My best friend, at six-four and two-hundred-forty pounds, was pretty strong on his own. Add in a little dark magic, and he was like a tank with legs. It had taken three guys to tie him up, and the Humvee’s towing cable—one end still attached to the vehicle—had been the only thing hefty enough to keep not-Will chained.
“I would appreciate a meal,” he said in a formal, polite voice.
That wasn’t like the real Will, either.
“Okay. I’ll feed you and bring you some water, if only to keep your mouth full so you can’t scream at us for a while.”
I opened the MRE, discarding anything not-Will could use as a weapon if he got loose. Because his hands were tied behind his back, I had to feed him.
“Seriously, man, if you remember any of this after we exorcise you, you’ll never live it down,” I muttered as not-Will chomped up his food like a rabid dog. 
“I’ll kill you soon, so none of that matters,” not-Will said, smiling and showing me bits of carrot in his teeth.
In any other situation, I’d have laughed. This evening, I had too much on mind to find any of this funny.
Badass Aunt Julie poked her head in the tent while I attempted to shovel applesauce into not-Will’s mouth. She wrinkled her nose at the stench. “Poor Will.”
“Hello, gorgeous.” Not-Will leered at my aunt, and his eyes roamed every part of her body. Even wearing desert print battle-dress uniform, Aunt Julie was gorgeous…and no one but my Uncle Mike had license to look at her that way. My fists clenched as he said, “Think I’ll keep you around a while after I’ve killed all the men. We could have a little fun.”
Aunt Julie gave not-Will a dangerous smile. The demon must not know who he was dealing with. “I’d like to see you try. I could kill you with a nail. Or a spoon.” Her smile faded into a scowl. “Or a tire-iron. I’m not picky.”
“Captain, did you need something?” I asked, not in the mood to break up a tent brawl. When in doubt, interrupt.
“Sorry,” she said, rubbing her eyes. “The major got worried so I came to check on you.”
I shrugged; Major Tannen—also known as my Uncle Mike and Aunt Julie’s husband—had reason to worry. Right now, it seemed like this day would never, ever end.
I’d gotten most of the food into not-Will’s mouth and I was ready to escape. “Will, if you’re in there, kick that demon’s ass, okay? See you later.”
We’d barely cleared the tent before he started screaming threats again. Every muscle in my back tensed up. “Tell the major I’ll be at the other end of camp.” I jabbed a thumb at the command tent. “I don’t think I can handle listening to that anymore.”
Aunt Julie patted my shoulder. “We’ll fix it. Agent Archer thinks his contact with the local Nocturna Maura coven can help displace Will’s demon.”
Agent Archer…maybe if I called him that—instead of Dad—this whole situation would be a little less weird. 
I doubted it, though. “I need some air.”
I stalked to the far end of camp and settled down facing west. The sun was beginning to set, and I needed its warmth and protection for as long as it lasted. Night would bring horrors, and I had to be prepared to fight them.  
I reached into my left jacket pocket and pulled out the St. Christopher medal my girlfriend had given me more than a year ago. I turned it over and over in my hand.  I missed Ella like crazy, and the medal gave me hope that I’d live to see another dawn.
Dad came striding out of the HQ tent and headed my direction. He didn’t see Uncle Mike step out behind him, his right arm bound up in a sling. Not-Will had dislocated Uncle Mike’s shoulder in addition to breaking my nose last night. Mike watched Dad’s progress with narrowed eyes. I let out a long breath. As if I didn’t have enough to deal with; now I was caught in a tug of war between the guy who fathered me and the man who raised me. My life could easily be a three-ring circus for all the chaos and drama going on around me.
“Tink, think you could, I don’t know, teleport me somewhere?”
No answer. 
“Crap, now I’m missing you and Ella. How’s that for irony?”
Still nothing. Yeah, Tink was well and truly gone. Our knife-spirits had been banished somehow. Not-Will had told us his mistress had sent them away. As angry as I’d been with Tink when we left on this mission, the absence of her presence in my head left an echoing emptiness. And despair, too. How could we complete this operation without the spirits’ help? I had to get her back somehow, if not for me, for Will. I’d seen Tink save someone else from a demon possession—maybe she’d be able to help Will, too. 
If only I could find her.


About the Author


Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.


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28 Jan 2014

WW4BB &RABT Presents: A Kristin R. Campbell Anniversary Virtual Book Tour of The Lunagelique Series

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:22:00 am









YA Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 2012




Lunangelique: 


For Alexis and Alex life has been great. They have loving parents, great friends and live a life every teenager dreams. However, they are adopted and Alexis struggles with wanting to know who their real parents are and not wanting to hurt her adopted parents. Then, a stunning guy moves across the street from them. One who has a secret past and seems to know things about Alexis. One who does mysterious things and leads her to other mysterious persons. One who pushes her to discover her extraordinary birth family and the truth between mythology and religion.


My Review


Lunangelique by Kristin R. Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome Book! I love stories about Angels and I have to say this one has got to be one of my favs! I really loved the action, the romance and the twist of mythology and angel lore. Kristin R. Campbell is a incredible writer who defiantly keeps you guessing throughout the book and just when you thing you have it figured out she throws something new at you that you totally didn't see coming! I can't wait to read more!

For twins Alexis and Alex being adopted has never really been an issue. They have great parents, great friends, go to a good school and get good grades. That is until a certain hottie moved in across the street and their whole world started to come apart. Now people are after them, they are being watched and for some strange reason Alexis can't keep her hands or her lips of the boy across the road!

Alexis is sure it all has to do with their birth parents, but she isn't sure what. Strange things are happening with the twins as well, They doing things they shouldn't be able to do. They are scared and Alexis is pretty sure they aren't even human, but if they aren't human what are they?

She is hoping to find her biological parents and finding out those answers for the questions just keep piling up and the people who are watching are done waiting. Will they survive to find out who their parents are?

great Story! I loved how the author brought the two different religions together in one story! I have never seen that before. I loved the character of Cole! he was so romantic and dark, sigh, a total hottie!

if you haven't read this series I suggest you start for you are missing out! TBR today! I know I am!

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Sleeping Gods:


Alexis must pick up the broken pieces of her heart and pull herself together because she has a mission: To awaken the sleeping gods. When she is at the point of giving up, wearing her pretend smiles and feels like there is nothing left of herself, her friend becomes her savior. Patryck helps put Alexis back together again and in return Alexis sees him as something more than a friend…

Together with her brother, Alex, her father, Edmund, and a team of angels they make their way to Mount Latmos, to awaken the gods. But obstacles are in their way, one of them being Cole, the traitor, the one who shattered Alexis’ heart.

New friends and family she never thought she would meet will come to aid Alexis.

…And a love will blossom that will redefine the saying, “Love you forever.”





Awakened Gods:


Lexi has fulfilled her destiny and now the gods have awakened, but is that a good thing?

Now, Lexi lives in a world that is on a global collapse. The gods are angry that they have been forsaken and are seeking revenge on humanity. The oceans are in turmoil, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcano eruptions and famine are causing global chaos, and the sun is being held hostage in an astrological phenomenal, never-ending solar eclipse by the avenging Helios. 

Then, there is the problem of Zeus’ threat. Lexi must choose between giving herself to him or watching the “abominable” angels die by his hand. Not to mention, Hera, Zeus’ wife, is proposing her own jealous-driven proposition to Lexi: stay away from her husband or the angels and everyone dear to her will die. Lexi sees no way out of either predicaments and it puts a strain on her relationship with Cole. Will she lose him either way?


Excerpt from Lunangelique 

(First book in series)

He laughs at me like I have said the funniest joke in the world. I keep my face neutral, not wanting to show any emotions while he finally collects himself. “You are amusing. Aren’t you afraid? Why do you not fear me? Do you know what I have done to Kakabel? What I intend to do to you?”
I shrug my shoulders, wanting to appear as calm as possible. “I won’t be scared if I tell myself there is nothing to fear. You cannot hurt me because I will tell myself not to feel pain. I don’t know what you did to my art professor so I won’t know what you will do to me.” I play him with words because I know he won’t understand.
“Where are your wings?” he demands, angry now because I’m not giving anything away.
“What this?” I nod my chin to the necklace around my neck. He comes forward and yanks it off my neck. “Hey, I like that,” I whine like a spoiled child.
“Malachi,” he calls towards the other room. In a few seconds, Malachi is by his side. He takes Cole’s wings that Cerviel hands him and studies it before laughing. “I thought you would like that.” Malachi throws it on the floor and stomps on it. “Go back to Samson,” Cerviel orders him. Malachi is gone in the blink of an eye, leaving me alone with Cerviel again.
“That’s my necklace.” I pout. “There’s no reason to treat it that way.”
“It will hurt your lover,” he informs me with a malicious smile. “If you will not cooperate, then we will torture him.”
“How?” I challenge him.
“His wings,” he indicates to the necklace lying on the floor, “contains a link to him. They’re still connected even though they’re not attached. If you hurt one, then you hurt the other.”
“You’re insane.” I act like his notions are ridiculous.
“Want to test it out?” he picks it up and places his hands on either end like he’s about to twist it or break it in two.
“No!” I scream, terrified that what he says is true.
Games up. I lost this match. Sugar snaps!
“What are you?” he asks again patiently. He takes a chair and places it in front of me. Then, he sits down, folding his legs and hands as they rest on his leg. He’s acting like this is a normal conversation over tea with a friend.
“Can I have some water, please?” I’m trying to buy some time to get away.
“After you answer my questions,” he answers.
“Are you going to let me go after I do?”
“It depends on if I like your answers.” He smiles sweetly at me. “What are you?”
“A girl who is starting to get pissed off that you keep asking me that, like I’m a freaking alien or something!” I scream it at him. I close my eyes and take a deep breath to calm down when I feel a slap across my face. My eyes dart open and I glare at him angrily. I taste blood on the side of my mouth. He stares at the wound and I see a light bulb go off in his eyes. He grins wickedly at me and then produces a switch blade from his pocket.
“Let’s see how much of a pissed off girl you really can be,” he mocks me and then plunges the knife into my hand, impaling it into the arm of the chair I was gripping. My eyes bulge open in shock and horror and I want to scream, but I tell my nerves not to feel anything and my hand goes dead of feeling. I’m so glad right now that I’m a freak.
He watches my expression change with amusement and then looks lethal again when I don’t scream out. I drum the fingers of my other hand on the arm of the chair. Acting like I’m bored with this act.
“Where are your wings?” Cerviel demands of me.
“I don’t have any wings you freakin’ lunatic. I’m just a girl.” I start laughing because my hand not responding to being impaled is a pretty sure sign that I am not human. I feel psychotic in the moment. I think shock is setting in and I cannot control it. I just continue to laugh at him.
His face breaks out in uncontrolled angry grimace and then he pulls the knife out of my hand and plunges it into my chest. I feel it tear through the arteries of my heart. I’m so shocked he did it that I stop breathing, which ends my laughter.
“Go and find her brother,” I hear him bark at someone before I black out again.

About the Author

Kristin R. Campbell currently lives in Utah with her husband and two children. She is prior military and has pursued Religion, History and Legal Studies before finally settling with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic, who also loves hiking, traveling, spoiling her babies and, of course, reading and writing.

Website: www.lunangelique.com
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WW4BB Presents: A Cover Reveal of Kristen Painters House of the Rising Sun

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:17:00 am

House Of The Rising Sun

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House of the Rising Sun 

(Crescent City #1)

Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs. But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia's been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge—and to take up the mantle of the city's Guardian.

About The Author

Kristen

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books.
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27 Jan 2014

WW4BB & IFB Tours Presents: A Spotlight on The Eve From the Eden Trilogy by Keary Taylor

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:16:00 am














Series: The Eden Trilogy #3

Release date: November 21st 2013
Self-Published
Purchase: Amazon




Synopsis 

A plan was laid out as the Evolution crushed mankind, a plan that was right under Eden’s nose all along. And Eve is the key to everything. New Eden—mankind—they have a small chance at fixing their dismembered planet. 

But it will be a reckless sprint against time and the coming Bane to retrieve the final piece to the plot. New Eden’s worst fears have become reality. The Bane are back in the city and they’re smarter and more aggressive than ever. They know where the humans are and they’re coming to finish what they’ve nearly completed.

Eve has been content with the family she’s found—Avian, West, Gabriel, Royce. But she’s about to discover she may have the one family Eve never thought she would: blood. With every odd stacked against her, all the lies and all the secrets of her origins will be exposed.

The past and the future are about to come full circle.

Excerpt



“Start checking vehicles,” I said, racing across the street to a parking lot. “Maybe we’ll find something with keys.”
“Eve,” West said as we started yanking car doors open. “You know if that kid was infected that it’s too late for Avian. He’ll get infected.”
I shook my head, my jaw set hard. “No,” I said as I checked another car. No keys. “There’s a chance the boy wasn’t infected. And if it just barely happened, he won’t be able to spread the infection for a few hours.”
But even as I made my argument, I knew it wasn’t true. Those bodies had been dead for days, maybe even over a week. If the kid was infected, TorBane would be fully saturated into his system.”
“Got it!” West shouted. He held up a pair of keys as a floor mat came tumbling out of the truck. “Get in!”
I hopped into the passenger seat and slammed the door shut. I tossed our supplies in the back seat. “You don’t know how to drive,” I said, my voice breathy.
“Today seems like a good day to learn,” West said, shoving the key in the ignition.
The truck clicked and sputtered. It had been a sitting, rusting dinosaur for six years. We’d been stupid to think any of these vehicles might start.
“Come on!” West shouted, pounding the steering wheel. He slammed one of the pedals with his foot and suddenly it roared to life. “Yes!”
“That there puts it into drive, I think,” I said, pointing to the stick on the side of the driving column.
West yanked on it and the truck jerked backwards and slammed into the vehicle behind us.
“Okay,” West said, shifting the stick again. “R stands for reverse. So D for drive?”
“Let’s assume,” I said, my blood racing and pounding in my ears. “Let’s go!”
D was indeed for drive and we rocketed forward, clipping another vehicle as we swung wildly out of the parking lot and onto the street.
“That woman was touched,” I said, bracing myself as we swerved madly. “She had probably gone out to look for food or something when a Hunter must have found her. West, this means they’re starting to come back into the city.”
The speedometer crept up to eighty miles an hour as we peeled back onto the onramp. Just as we pulled onto the freeway, there was a figure ahead of us. There was no time to stop and the truck plowed right into it.
The mechanical body broke right in half, completely cybernetic by this time. The upper half of the body crashed into the windshield, shattering it.
We both screamed as the glass burst into tiny glittering pieces and an arm dangled between the two of us.
“Holy…” West bellowed as the truck swerved violently back and forth and we ran over the lower half of the body.
“Keep driving!” I shouted. I was about to reach for the shoulders of the body, when its hand suddenly flung out at me, and wrapped around my throat.
West swore loudly. “It’s still alive?!”
“Keep…” I gasped for air as West swerved in an attempt to put distance between himself and the Bane that was somehow still attacking. “Driving!”
Wrapping my hands around the wrist, I squeezed until the cybernetic bones crumpled and bent and the hand let go. Plowing the heel of my hand into what was left of where its nose should have been, its head whipped back with a sickening crunch. The thing was instantly still.
But still carrying active TorBane.
I coughed violently, unbuckling my seatbelt.
“You okay?” West asked, wild fear in his eyes as he attempted to drive straight. He leaned as far to the left as possible, attempting to put some space between him and the mangled Bane.
“Yeah,” I croaked. My throat was probably bruised. “Keep driving. I’ll take care of this.”
I half stood as well as I could in the cramped space. Placing my hands on its shoulders, I gave a good shove. The body slid forward two feet and to the right. But one of its arms slipped down the front of the hood and caught in the grill.
“Oh, come on,” West said, looking at the body in disbelief.
“Keep driving,” I repeated. I used my boot to knock out the rest of the glass hanging around the frame of the window. Crawling up onto the dash, I slowly worked my way out onto the hood of the truck.
As we drove over the bumpy freeway, the arm wedged its way tighter and tighter into the grill. Finally, I simply snapped the arm off at the elbow. The rest of the body crashed to the ground. I tried yanking the rest of the arm free, but it wouldn’t budge.
“Get back in here, Eve!” West shouted. “We can have it melted down later. Sit down before I kill you!”
An amused chuckle worked its way through my lips as I carefully climbed back up the hood and into the vehicle.
“Well, this turned into an exciting day,” West said, shaking his head.
“Yeah, I think the Bane are getting back into the city,” I said, pushing my windblown hair back off my forehead. “That store was supposed to be fifteen miles inside our perimeter. They’ll be getting back into the center of the city soon. I thought I’d cleared all of them out for five hundred miles after the beacon went off.”
“Just another day in the world of the Evolution,” West said. “Must have been a Sleeper that recently woke up. It could have been inactive when you called them all out to the desert.
“For once, could the element of time just be on our side?” I said, exasperated.
“What,” West said, smiling at me as he swerved around a particularly large crack in the road. “And make life simple and boring?”
I shook my head and laughed. “Seriously.”

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About the Author


Keary Taylor grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now resides on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two young children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night. She is the author of THE EDEN TRILOGY, the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, and WHAT I DIDN'T SAY.


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WW4BB & MMW Presents: Guest Post & Blog Hunt Giveaway of Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto

Posted by Amanda Masters on 12:15:00 am





Today is the cover reveal of  Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto!


Death of the Body

Release Date: December 13, 2013

I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.









Guest Post

They say that you should never discuss religion or politics.

Screw them. Let’s chat religion.

I recently tried to place an advertisement for Death of the Body in a local Utah newspaper. The Amazon reviews are good (so are the Goodreads reviews), so I didn’t think I’d have much trouble.

Unfortunately, I got a very odd response: “It appears from the reviews on Amazon, that your novel challenges the validity of many organized religions, and that is a message that does not align with our brand.”

Since that time, I get the question “How do you respond to those who think your book is anti-religious” about everywhere I go. I’m seriously starting to consider telling people I’m a ghostwriter for Dan Brown (yeah, let’s start spreading that rumor!).

Honestly, though, I never intended the book to be taken as offensive, but I think I’ve figured out why some people have issues with the religious undertones.

dmund has an entirely different perspective from the world. His experiences and life don’t align with what religion is teaching him. For example, when taught that you go to Heaven or Hell when you die, he questions that teaching because he DID die, and woke up on Earth.

When searching for his people, mages who have magical powers like he does, he’s taught that only the prophets of the Bible had such powers, so obviously he begins to think himself a prophet.

Is it any wonder why he can’t relate?

And how many experiences have you had that you can’t align with whatever religion you are most close to?

If you are a believer (and to clarify, I am), but haven’t ever had to question your faith, if your experiences in life have never misaligned with what is being taught to you by the preacher at the pulpit, you may have an issue with Death of the Body. I invite you to enjoy the book, and ask the questions Edmund asks to yourself. See where you fall. Ask yourself why it’s offensive (and in doing so, I think you’ll learn something about yourself).

If you can relate to Edmund, if you’ve already resolved the questions he’s asked, then I think you’ll find his journey of self-discovery entertaining.
And entertaining is what a novel should do.







About Rick Chiantaretto


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I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average 30 year old, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.

 So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.

I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.

 I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice. Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.



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Let’s go on a hunt! Each blog participating in this tour has shared a Teaser image. Mixed into ten of them are numbers that have been emphasized. So start visiting!

Save the blogs Name and the #’s you find until the last day of the tour! 

Then send an email to michelle@markmywordsbookpublicity.com with subject line : "The Hunt List"-  with the blogs names listed in order #1-10 ! If you get the order correct you will be entered to win !Careful, not all the images contain the information you need. 

***These entry points will ONLY be counted if we receive an email with your list by midnight on February 3rd - if you list the blogs in the correct order you will receive an extra 10 entries! ***

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Death Of the Body Tour Schedule:


January 27th
Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Mom With A Kindle
Wicca 4 Witch Book Blog

January 28th
A Book Addicts Bookshelves
Worlds of Words
Margay Leah Justice
Novel Grounds
The Reading Room FB

January 29th
Here is Some of What I Read
The Passionate Bookworms
Book Hog

January 30th
Verna Loves Books
Rose's Book Blog
Mythical Books
Snarky Bloggers
Duncan Heights

January 31st
Addicted to Books
Fabulous and Fun
Never Judge a Book By It's Movie
Coffee & Art & Books 

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