Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cover Reveal: Hostile by Cameo Renae

Title: HOSTILE (The After Light Saga, #4)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
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Wanted. It’s something I’ve had to get used to since being placed on the government’s Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me.

Little do they know, I’m battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine. Now, I’m too dangerous, and the lives of my loved ones depend on my separation from the group. I must leave and face the hostile world alone.

My name is Abigail Park. I will do whatever it takes to save the ones I love.

Tag Line: Sometimes all you need is hope . . . and Hellfire.

Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings).

Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!


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Twitter: @CameoRenae 

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Blog Tour: Sophia Redeemed by B. Benfield

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Bouncing around the foster care system, Sophia has a horrible life until at the age of eighteen; she flees her abusive “father.” Trying to survive on the streets, she is taken in by a pimp, Jax. While she makes enough money to rent a rundown apartment, Jax’s percentage leaves her struggling to pay her own way.
While treating herself to a cup of coffee, she meets Matt. The persistent young man asks her out, not realizing her circumstances. When Sophia reveals her past and shares with him her current life, Matt is undeterred.
A violent, life-changing encounter with Jax brings Matt to her rescue. He takes her to his parents’ guesthouse, where she is welcomed and given a job in his father’s church. The only stipulation is she must attend church with the family.
Blossoming in her new life, Sophia and Matt begin to explore their relationship.
However, someone is not pleased with the changes in her life. Threatening calls and messages are only the beginning of the danger to Sophia. Corruption, lies, and betrayal threaten the couple and when the truth is revealed, many lives are left in turmoil. Can faith and love overcome the devastation in Sophia’s life and lead to her redemption and the life she deserves?
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Chapter One
It was a slow night. My short, red dress that was always so promising, had failed me. My long, brown hair hung in loose waves down my back, and my green eyes popped with the heavy make-up and dark liner. What was the deal tonight? This was bad, really bad. I was $500 short and things weren’t looking in my favor. I had two options: one, tell Jax I didn’t have the money and face punishment; or two, give him everything I had without taking my cut, pushing me back another week behind on rent. Another week behind, and another week closer to eviction. What to do, what to do.
“Here you go,” I heard a man say behind me. His voice sounded oddly familiar. I turned around to find a frail girl, wrapped in a torn, blue blanket. Thick grease molded to her hair and her face was smudged with dirt. She was holding a can with a sign: HOMELESS. ANYTHING HELPS. Oh no, I don’t think so.
“Take it back, Charlie. Take the money back, or I’m calling your wife,” I said.
“I said take it back!” I yelled.
He reached into the can and pulled out his five-dollar bill, mouthing I’m sorry to the girl. He glared at me before taking off. I marched over to the girl and propped my hands on my hips.
“What are you doing?” I snapped.
“What does it look like?” she scoffed.
“Go,” I ordered.
“Excuse me?”
“I said go. This is my corner.”
She looked around aimlessly and shook her head. “I don’t see your name on it.”
I laughed dryly. “No? But you’re getting ready to see my six-inch heel where the sun don’t shine if you don’t leave.” I pulled off my shoe and held it in my right hand with the left still propped on my hip. I wasn’t kidding. Determination seeped out of my voice and ownership covered my face. As far as I was concerned, this was my corner and others weren’t welcomed. My money depended on it.
“Fine, fine. I’m going.” She stood up with the blanket still wrapped around her. I noticed the brand of her jeans as she sloshed off. Abercrombie. Ha, I laughed to myself. It wouldn’t have surprised me if she dirtied herself up and parked on the street just to make some money. Lazy people. Some of us had to earn a living the hard way.
I didn’t have another hit the rest of the night. I contemplated what to do. I couldn’t be kicked out of my apartment, but I didn’t want to face another beating from Jax. The last one left me with a busted lip and a black eye. Needless to say, that wasn’t good for business.
He pulled up to the curb in his black Cadillac at three in the morning, the same time he did every time I worked the street. I got into the car and pulled the money from my bra.
“Here,” I said, tossing him the bills.
“That’s my girl,” he said, caressing my cheek.
“Take me home, Jax. I’m tired.” I wasn’t tired. I was stressed. I needed money for rent.
“You don’t want to talk?”
“I’m not much in the mood for talking.”
He took the hint, and we drove in silence downtown to my apartment. I gazed out the window the whole way, feeling distraught. I just wanted to be home alone.
“See you tomorrow, Sugar,” he said. I blew him a kiss and exited the car, rolling my eyes the whole way up the stairs to the door.
When I arrived at my apartment, I was greeted by a friendly note on the door.
Rent by next Friday or you’re out.
Ah, the man who owned this building, he had a way with words that was for sure. I lived in a rundown building, probably built in the 1800s. I found the occasional bug, and you could hear the softest of noises through the paper-thin walls. There were a few other apartments around me, if you could even call them that. Five hundred square feet including a kitchen with ancient appliances, a tiny bathroom enough for one, a small bedroom big enough for my bed, and a living room the size of a walk-in closet. On the lower level of the building was a furniture store. I paid $600 a month for this “home,” but it’s almost all I could afford. Housing in Atlanta, Georgia was hard to come by. At least for me!
Once inside, I tore the place apart. Surely I had some money around, some kind of stash I put away for emergencies. I flipped up the mattress, nothing. Tore through the closet, nothing. How am I going to make rent? I couldn’t get kicked out. I had nowhere to go. There was no way I was going to stay with Jax. I would just have to work really hard for the next week. Call me what you want, but you couldn’t call me a quitter.
I wanted a new life. There were so many times I thought about taking every penny I had, packing up my car, and just leaving. I’d drive until I couldn’t drive anymore, and I’d start a new life. There were only a few problems with this dream of mine. I wasn’t sure if my little Saturn would make it. That car was on its last leg, and I, of course, couldn’t afford a new one. The other problem, I had no idea what I’d do when I got there. Hard to find a job when you don’t even have a high school diploma. Does McDonald’s even hire without a diploma? Didn’t know, never tried.
I felt like I was dying a slow death, my past and present a pure hell. All my life I’d been a runaway. I had perfected the art of escape; running was all I knew how to do. Only now there was nowhere for me to go. Four years on the streets had done me in. I’d had enough, but escaping this life almost felt impossible. Life continued on, but I was stuck. Death almost sounded better than this game of survival I called life.

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B. Benfield is a Contemporary Christian Romance author. She got her start writing New Adult Romance. She went on to self-publish four novels before ultimately deciding to take those books off the shelves, follow her heart, and pursue Christian Romance.
She’s a banker by day and a writer by night, spending all time in between hanging out with her husband, son, friends, and family! She loves to hear from her readers, so don’t hesitate to shoot her a message!
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Blog Tour: Shifters by Jaime Johnesee

A Samantha Reece Mystery: Book 1
by Jaime Johnesee
Releases March 22nd!


When a serial killer begins leaving remains of victims in hotel bathtubs all over town FBI Agent Samantha Reece makes it her business to stop him.

This detective's got an ace up her sleeve in the form of her ability to shift into the guise of a were panther. As she tracks down the cold-hearted murderer she also has to contend with an anti-shifter group determined to destroy her.

Not to mention the black jaguar who turned her decides to come sauntering back into her life.

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Jaime Johnesee lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. She spent fourteen years as a zookeeper before shifting her focus to writing full time. Known for her bestselling horror comedy series, Bob the Zombie, she is also currently coauthoring the paranormal horror series, Revelations, for Devil Dog Press as well as her Samantha Reece series.

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Double Release Blitz: Burn & Thirst by L.L. Hunter

Title: Thirst
Series: The Dragon Heart Series book 4
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016.
Formats: eBook and print

Ash and Eva have been reunited.
Henry has found his brother.
Happily ever after.
The end. Right?
They may be together, but all is not what it seems.
They soon discover everyone has their own goals.
Some want freedom. Some want blood. And most want answers.

Who will lose their life in the thirst for power?

Alliances will be forged, battles will be fought, and lines will be drawn.

In the thrilling conclusion to the Dragon Heart series, will Eva and Ash finally have their happily ever after?

Crave Power. Crave Blood. Crave Freedom.

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Title: Burn
Series: Hidden Magic series book 1
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016.
Format: eBook and print (Included in Thirst paperback)

Emmaline was once the most beautiful princess in all the lands.
She was also the most powerful.
You see, she was from a long line of powerful Dragon Shifters, and the magic in her blood was pure and strong.
Everyone wanted it.
This is the story of the girl with the fire in her eyes - —the first and the last.

Eva’s ancestor, Emmaline, was once the most powerful being in existence.
She was one to be feared.
But when she fell in love with a vampire, she knew she had to make a decision: surrender her power or let it consume her.

After all, her father warned her of Darcy.
She only found out too late.

In the exciting new spin- off to the Dragon Heart series,
Discover why some loves are never meant to be.

When you play with fire, you are bound to burn

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ARC Review: Soulless by T.M. Frazier

Soulless (King, #4)Soulless by T.M. Frazier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars plot
4.0 Stars main character chemistry

Soulless begins where Lawless left off with Bear and Thia being separated because Bear sacrificed himself to save her from a life sentence in prison. I was chomping at the bit to get the conclusion of this unique couple’s story, praying they got their HEA because let’s face it this is T.M. Frazier and she likes to shock us and throw her readers for a loop. This book does that in spades.

I really loved Bear and Thia as a couple right from when they first meet in the previous book. Their relationship was hard won but they bashed through some pretty crazy obstacles to be together. Though young Thia is no shrinking violet, damsel in distress she is a chick who wants to help her man and not much will stop her. Thia was perfect for Bear exactly what he needed in his life to help him put the pieces back together. Apart they were two broken and damaged souls searching for something. Together they had the strength to fight anyone who tried to break their bond.
All our favorite characters are back, King and Doe and sweet loving Grace. T.M. did a fabulous job with Grace’s storyline in this book. She had me in tears with those moments especially the ones that concerned Bear.

We are also introduced to a very interesting new character named Rage. She kind of freaked me out a bit and I wasn’t sure what to make of her. Was she friend or foe? Neither? I did end up liking her in the end as her and Thia built a strange sort of friendship. I believe Rage’s book is next I will definitely check it out.

Now that’s all the good stuff I felt while reading this book, now for the not so good stuff. Sadly for me some of this book was extremely confusing. I won’t give away spoilers because I hate that, but I felt like the author went a little wonky in the last few chapters. Some shocking revelations occur that just didn’t make any sense to me and sort of ruined the story for me. I absolutely loved all of the scenes with Bear and Thia and the interactions they have with King, Doe, Grace and even Rage. But some of the plot twists just had me shaking my head, if I think back to the other books the outcomes don’t mesh. I felt like the author could have gone in so many directions with Bear’s parents the way she ended up going with them didn’t make sense to me.

The ending had me asking so many questions as I am sure other readers have, I hope that T.M. will be able to answer those questions in Rage’s book maybe? I don’t know. How? What? Is that even possible? When did that happen? Wait huh? Those are questions that I am still asking myself. At this point I am thinking it might be better to leave my questions unanswered and move on to the next T.M. novel. I might not like the answers I get.

Aside from the completely weird plot twists at the end I loved Bear and Thia and was happy that they got their hard earned HEA. There were moments that had me on the edge of my seat wondering if they would ever find their way to each other. There were heartbreaking moments that had me grabbing tissues and really affected me emotionally. I was confused by the end but it is still a good dark romance story and if you like dark romance that will definitely surprise you go grab a copy.

ARC received from TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review.

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Release Blitz: Sweet Agony by Jessie Lane

Title: Sweet Agony
Series: Ex Ops Series Book 3
Author: Jessie Lane
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2016
Beware of falling in love with the boy across the street. 

Disappearing from their dangerous life in Chicago, Ginny and her mother went from riches to rags by way of a new life in the sleepy, rural suburbs of New York. Under the illusion of safety, Ginny blossomed into a beautiful young woman with hopes and dreams for a future her mother was determined she would have.

Lucas Young, her best friend’s oldest brother, was the dashing hero in all of her dreams. The man she fantasized about sweeping her off her feet and giving her the happily ever after she had only heard about in her mother’s fairytales. 

Sometimes, reality wasn’t what we wanted it to be, though. 

What would happen when Ginny found out Lucas wasn’t her Prince Charming after all? Instead, he was a rough and tumble soldier in extremely tarnished armor who had a propensity to break her heart. 

Maybe happily ever after wasn’t meant for everyone.

Warning: This is the first book (50,000+ word novel) in a three-part serial spin-off from the Ex Ops Series. Each of the three books will feature a piece of Lucas & Ginny's story and leads directly into the next installment. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS STORY ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER. Also, be forewarned their story will make you laugh, cry, and possibly throw your e-reader at the wall. <- You've been warned.

Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.

She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.

Secret Maneuvers (Ex Ops #1) - Available Now

Stripping Her Defenses (Ex Ops #2) - Available Now

Mission Delivery (Ex Ops #2.5) - Available Now

Sweet Recovery (Sweet #2/Ex Ops #4) - COMING SOON (May 2016)

Sweet Eternity (Sweet #3/Ex Ops #5) - COMING SOON (July 2016)