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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Parallax by Paul Williams
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: September 25, 2015

Danny Anderson lives in Sulphide, a copper mining 
town in the outback of Australia. Taking refuge from a gang of bullies who tortures animals, he and his two friends Jennifer and Gustave discover a parallel universe through a cave. In this universe, bullies are eaten by the animals they torture, Animal Police arrest people for the crime of cannibalism (eating meat), and pain inflicted on others is felt by the perpetrators.

But far from being the Eden they first envision, it is a frightening world where justice is harsh. They escape into a series of worlds, but each parallel universe is worse than the previous one, until they discover a perfect utopia, where—it seems—everything they wanted the world to be is true: animal suffering is abolished, humans live in harmony with nature, and justice is done—but not all is as perfect as it appears.

Paul Williams was born in England, grew up in Africa, and now lives in Australia. His

award-winning books have been published worldwide. He currently teaches Creative Writing 

at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia and enjoys contemplating the possibility 

of parallel universes...

Breakshield by J.B. Rockwell
Series: The Between #1
Release Date: March 26, 2014

Found at the intersection of life and the afterlife, the Between is a place where science and reason are replaced by magic and violence. It is a place where Typhon and his Huntsman of the Dark Waste spread like a plague and where Talents go to die. 

The only thing standing in Typhon’s way is Morgan Quendalen and the people of the Shining Lands. They are sworn to protect the last remaining Talents, a precious few who teeter at the edge of extinction. Morgan valiantly fights, protecting these last remnants of magic in a war he's not sure he can actually win. 

When Jamie Aster, a mortal Talent with undiscovered powers, is put under his charge, Morgan weighs his oath against a desire to save the Shining Lands. Could he kill a Talent if it meant saving his people?

Amazon Buy Link : BREAKSHIELD on Amazon

Barnes & Noble: BREAKSHIELD on BN

Praise for Breakshield

"- Villain: Oh, he's mean, despicable and totally cruel...I wanna know more about him and I surely hope we'll get to know more about his background and plans of doom."
 -Amazon Reviewer-Magyca

"It has well developed characters that you cant help but love and a vile protagonist that makes the book very hard to put down." 
-Amazon Reviewer - Deirdre Page

I’m a New Englander.  I was born and raised in a small town in southern Connecticut, and though work and life have led me elsewhere, I remain a New Englander at heart.  

I attended Connecticut College from 1991-1995 and graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and environmental science…and dreams of digging up ancient artifacts in the deserts of the southwestern US.   Unfortunately, I married a military officer.  That meant a lot of moving about, and the few jobs that areavailable in the anthropology/archaeology arena want you to stay put for years on end.  

So, take two: back to school, this time to the University of Rhode Island, where I completed an MBA program in 1999.   Not exactly the most exciting field of study but boy did it open doors for me and today I am gainfully (and happily) employed by the US Coast Guard developing and maintaining IT systems that support all facets of their operations.  

So, where am I now?  West Virginia!  I can honestly say that I never thought I’d be living in West Virginia (much less working in the IT industry) but here I am, and loving it.  No matter what you’ve seen or heard, West Virginia is a beautiful place to live.  And so, here we are - me, the husband, and three cats that basically run the show.  Life is good, and as long as I keep writing, it will keep getting better.


9/5 A Coffee Addict's Book Reviews: Review & Guest post w/ Giveaway
9/6 From the Writer's Nest: Review 
9/7 Mary's Cup of Tea: Spotlight and Giveaway
9/9 Pike Knight: Review & Giveaway
9/10 Jenn's Book Reviews & giveaways: Review, Interview, and giveaway
9/11: Sapphyria's Book Reviews: Spotlight & Giveaway
9/12 Dalene's Book Reviews: Review & Giveaway

Friday, August 15, 2014

I have an exciting opportunity for you today! Margo Bond Collins, UF, PNR, and Contemporary Romance author is releasing Sanguinary, book 1 in her Night Shift series this coming October the 8th! To get things kicking off right we are organizing a 2 week blog tour from Oct 8-22nd and there will be not only a tour wide giveaway but also an exclusive blog host giveaway. 

The exclusive blog host giveaway will go to one random blog tour host participant and will be for a signed paperback copy of the book.

The Tour Wide giveaway will include a $20 Amazon GF, A paperback copy of the book, and some swag ^_^

Learn more about the book below!

Only fifty years left before vampires rule the world.

When Dallas police detective Cami Davis joined the city's vampire unit, she planned to use the job as a stepping-stone to a better position in the department.

But she didn't know then what she knows now: there's a silent war raging between humans and vampires, and the vampires are winning.

So with the help of a disaffected vampire and an ex-cop addict, Cami is going undercover, determined to solve a series of recent murders, discover a way to overthrow the local Sanguinary government, and, in the process, help win the war for the human race.

But can she maintain her own humanity in the process? Or will Cami find herself, along with the rest of the world, pulled under a darkness she cannot oppose?

Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

Connect with Margo 
Twitter:  @MargoBondCollin
Goodreads Author Page:

SCHEDULE (updated daily)
10/9 WS Momma Reader Nook: Guest Post, Interview, and Giveaway
10/10: Books, Authors, Blogs: Spotlight and Giveaway
10/12: Deal Sharing Aunt: Spotlight and Giveaway
10/13: Deborah Jay: Spotlight & Giveaway
10/14: Mythical Books: Guest Post and Giveaway
10/15 For Whom the Books Toll: Guest Post and Giveaway
10/16: Imagine! Create! Write! : Review and Giveaway
10/17: Indy Book Fairy: Review and Giveaway
10/19: Penny for Them...: Review and Giveaway
10/20: Dowie's Place: Review and Giveaway
10/21: Saphphyria's Book Reviews: Review and Giveaway
10/22 Dalene's Book Reviews: Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour Sign Ups are Open for Marta Salek's upcoming NA Fantasy Read. This will be a 2 Week Blog Tour running from September 11-25

Title: Reticulum
Author: Marta Salek
Genre: NA Fantasy
Release Date: September 2014

Matthew's life has one focus: magic. Pleasure, for him, is achieving the unachievable, learning that which has never been understood before. The Reticulum is a dream come true—a magic that promises him everything. With it whispering in his mind, what other companion does he need?

Andrea is determined to take on the world and her talent is such that she might just succeed. But an apprenticeship with an unscrupulous wizard shatters her self-confidence, leaving her friendless and alone.

When the two meet, they learn that isolation is not inevitable, after all. That being able to break the laws of the universe means little if there's no one to break them for. That when you allow yourself to need, and trust, and love, you can take on anything.

*****PDF eARCs available for review*****

Marta lives out in the hills of Australia with her partner and assorted fluffy roosters, chickens, sheep, alpacas and one dog (who may or may not have fleas). When not working or writing, she passes the time trying to grow vegetables and running over irrigation pipe with her ride-on mower. In a past life, she spent her days programming (or screaming at) computers and writing lengthy emails which were reported to give her managers headaches. Now, she’s more gainfully occupied as a nurse, which legitimately allows her to amuse herself by asking people about their bowel habits.

9/11 Musings in Fiction Alley : Review and Giveaway
9/12 For Whom the Books Toll : Spotlight & Giveaway
9/13 : Mythical Books: Interview & Giveaway
9/14 MichaelSciFan : Interview & Giveaway
9/15 : Cheryl's Book Nook: Spotlight & Giveaway
9/16 WS Mamma Readers Nook : Interview & Giveaway
9/17 Deal Sharing Aunt : Spotlight & Giveaway
9/18: Deborah Jay: Spotlight & giveaway
9/20 Daniel Is Reading: Review, Interview, and Giveaway
9/23 Coffee and Characters: Interview and Giveaway
9/24: Cheryl's Book Nook: Spotlight & Giveaway
9/25 Dalene's book Reviews : Review & Giveaway

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Claudia Y Burgoa is a NA contemporary romance author with three amazing novels out right now!

Getting By by: Claudia Y Burgoa
Series: A Knights Tale #1
Release Date: Feb 17, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon | BN

When Emma Anderson arrived at San Francisco International Airport, she regretted accepting the distinction of being the maid of honor to Gaby's--her childhood friend--wedding. It had been years since the last time she set foot in Menlo Park, where her parents had been killed. The rug where she had
been shoving her feelings since that day looked bumpier than a camel's hump. Who could blame her; if she hadn't been selfish they'd still be around. Ever since that fateful day, Emma has been perfecting the knack of Getting By.

Cade's wedding in Menlo Park--a city close to San Francisco-- might be the perfect place for Jake Knight to shake the memories of his ex, Emma Anderson for good. Single, available women galore for an entire week was the perfect medication, one he intended to take three times a day for an entire week to return to his player days. It was a plan the former spy thought flawless until he came face to face with the maid of honor. Jake's perfect retreat turns into a flight, fight or hide week of celebrations.

Where Life Takes You by Claudia Y Burgoa
Series: Life #1
Release Date: Dec 1, 2013
buy Links: Amazon | BN

BECCA TRENT LIVED HER CHILDHOOD NEXT TO A CRUEL WOMAN—her mom—who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom's role—making Becca's life miserable. Including stealing Ian—Becca's best friend and boyfriend—Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple years later, thing ended up in tragedy. 

Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, caught between sanity and nightmares. Between therapy, work and her constantly looming past she can't seem to find room to breathe. The memories of her late step-sister, Lisa, are her closest company. 

Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now she's trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread. 

Next to You By Claudia Y Burgoa
Series: Life #2
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Buy Links: Amazon | BN


…I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them… 

Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancĂ©e and best friend left when she ran away. The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, believe in family and that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Now he’s struggling between wiping any traces of her from his life and drowning his sorrows away with the help of his new best friends—Don Julio and Jack Daniels. 


Rebecca’s past suffocated her to the point of not wanting to continue, her lifeline and the only reason to live began to withdraw from her. She wished it had been her imagination, but heard it loud and clear: “If not, there’s always a divorce, nothing is forever.” This time it became a leave or die situation. Something has got to change—she had to change. Packing light and leaving a letter behind, she takes a journey that can help her find herself through the shards of her painful childhood. 

As letters, memories and stories are exchanged, two once inseparable people reconcile what’s left of their relationship. Beyond the confines of everything they built together, they’re left with two lonely people searching for what it means to be whole. Will they find meaning under their bruised psyches or will their pasts get the better of them?

Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected  soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.
She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
Learn more about Claudia by checking out her WEBSITE and following her on TWITTER and FACEBOOK. Be sure to add her books on GOODREADS too.

Blog Tour Schedule:
Aug 15: Mythical Books: Interview and Giveaway
Aug 16: As You Wish Reviews: Review and Giveaway
Aug 17: WS Mamma Readers Nook: Spotlight and Giveaway
Aug 18: Sarah Elizabeth Boucher: Review and Giveaway
Aug 19: The Books You Read: Review and Giveaway
Aug 20: Books, Authors, Blogs: Spotlight and Giveaway
Aug 21: Book Referees: Spotlight and Giveaway
Aug 22: Rolling with the Moments: Review and Giveaway
Aug 23: Deal Sharing Aunt: Spotlight and Giveaway
Aug 24: BookHounds: Interview and Giveaway
Aug 25: Curling up with a Good Book: Interview, Giveaway, Review

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