Saturday, October 12, 2013

Book Blitz: Bloodlines Trilogy by Lindsay Anne Kendal



 
 

Title: Bloodlines Trilogy

Author: Lindsay Anne Kendal      

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours

 
 
 
 
 

Bloodlines Blurb:

Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. 

Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more. 

Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. 

Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable. 

Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next instalment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.

 
 

 
 
 

Torment Blurb:
Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she’s back, and stronger than ever!

In this second gripping instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends – Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny – continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.

This time, the stakes are higher – what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one – not even Lucifer himself – knows who the rebel leader is. It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally – a demon named Eligos - can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.

Bloody awesome battles, amazing feats of magic, and a stronger-than-death passion, make for an intoxicating, unforgettable read in this powerfully imagined fantasy...
 

 
 
 

Revelations Blurb:
In this final instalment of the Bloodlines trilogy, Keira and her friends face their toughest battles yet. Not only with the ones they believe have set out to destroy them, but also with themselves and each other.

A shock revelation throws the group into confusion, torn between what each of them think is right and wrong. Keira now has to make a hard choice – does she stay with the people she loves, and fight with them – Or does she leave them, join forces with the person they originally thought was heartless, cold and brutal, but in fact, is doing something she actually agrees with. Something that could benefit and comfort almost every person who has ever lived.

Revelations will take you to a place you never could have imagined existed. Heart-wrenching passion, death-defying friendship, treachery and pain, mixed with extreme battles, powerful magic and self-belief, make for an unbelievable climax that will stay with you until the end of time.



Author Bio:

 

I have lived in Droylsden, Manchester, all my life. I live with my parents, my younger sister, Cheryl, and her little girl, Faith. 

I never knew what I wanted to do with my life until I began writing. This is my dream. I get most of my inspiration from music, I’ll sit listening to it and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. My stories play like videos in my mind, then I go and write them down. 

 
I'm a very dark person, I love anything spooky, supernatural, or unexplainable, and so that’s the genre I want to write in for the rest of my life. 

 
I work as a freelance graphic artist. I help my own publisher from time to time (World Castle Publications), I'm down as an available illustrator for Crooked Cat Publishing, and have recently been working with Empire Voices, creating the paperback and audio covers for their "Classics" line. I also create promo art and even book trailers. You can find out more about my art by clicking here.

 
Scary films are a true love of mine, although I find it very hard to find one these days that actually frightens me. My favourite story of all time is Bram Stoker's, Dracula. The movie is equally as amazing. I also love, The Crow, Constantine and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

 

Links:


Twitter - @lindsaykendal



 

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Excerpt from Revelations:

            Eligos lowered his head, and a moment later his swords appeared. I looked quickly at Keira. I could have sworn that for a brief second I saw a rush of panic cross her eyes.

            “Your mind is set then?” he asked her.

            “It is.”

            “You said you would stay with me, that you would love me forever; I didn’t realize forever came with an expiration date.”

            “I gave you the chance to come with me, to stay by my side, but you refused. You let me go alone.”

            “Keira, please don’t do this,” Lucian and Tyler begged.

            “I’m not doing anything; I’m simply standing here.”

            “This is the way it has to be,” Eligos said in a bitterly cold tone, stepping closer to Keira and raising his swords.

            “No, no please…please Keira! Eligos, please no,” Lily cried, attempting to run towards them. Danny and Hecate took hold of her and she fought to no avail to get free.

            Eligos was only a few feet away from Keira now, and she stepped forward from the car. Her eyes were glowing the brightest of blue. Just when I thought nothing else could surprise me, Keira spoke.

            “Eligos, I’ve already torn your heart apart; don’t let your body and soul suffer the same fate,” she taunted.

            I heard some of the others gasp in shock. How could she be so cold towards someone she was supposed to have loved? This was not the person we had grown to love…this was not the Keira we all adored.






 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Love, Kinsey by Brandy Jeffus Corona

 
Title: Love, Kinsey
By: Brandy Jeffus Corona
Genre: New Adult
 
 
Synopsis
 
All her life, Kinsey Masters has thought of herself as ordinary, boring almost. She had a normal upbringing, a stable career and a good love life, finally meeting “the One,” Colby. But life has a funny way of turning the tables on you. Faced with a devastating diagnosis, Kinsey sets out to write her last story – her own. Her journey reunites her with each man she’s fallen in love with and with their words, along with other friends and family, she pieces together the story of herself. With each meeting, Kinsey begins to realize that each of her past loves has happened for a reason. And she’s left footprints on their lives just like they did for her. Every life is special, especially your own.
 
 
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Rotten by J.L. Brooks

 
 
 


Synopsis:

 Growing up on the outskirts of Las Vegas as the daughter of notorious strip club owner, Stephen Knox, and a mother who abandoned her at birth, life was less than kind to a young Antoinette.

 After a failed teenage suicide attempt, Toni hit the road in search of a life free of undeserved cruelty and any resemblance to her past.

 Years later, Toni is lost in a dead end marriage and makes a painful confession that sends her back to the one place she always wanted to escape. But can she really right the wrongs that haunt her? Toni soon finds that the only place where things stay the same is in your mind.

 When her path crosses with David Stark, childhood playmate turned one night stand, she cannot deny the spike in temperature she feels every time he's near or the scorching dreams that flood her at night.

 Digging through the years of heartache, Toni soon finds herself torn between the man she is committed to and the one who has always held her heart. As each layer unfolds before her, she discovers the root cause of her pain. Always believing the source was external, nothing could prepare her for the truth.

*This book contains sexual content and adult language. Intended for readers 17+.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

JL Brooks is a former columnist turned novelist. What started as a bet changed her entire course in life. With a passion for adventure, she believes everyone has a story to tell. Chances are she will try to convince you to tell yours. 




 
             
 

Previous works: Distractions, Stories for Amanda (Contributing Author)





 

Excerpt:

As I cracked the old bathroom door open, steam rushed out in vapor clouds before me. David looked up as I approached him in nothing but a towel. Still not saying anything, I used my ankle to kick his knees apart. He looked at me oddly until the towel dropped to the floor in a large heap of cotton. Crawling up onto his lap, I used the palm of my hand to push his forehead back into the fabric of the sofa and pressed my naked body into his chest.

“Are you going to run away again?” I whispered.

His hands tentatively caressed the damp skin on the back of my thighs while licking his lips. “No ma’am.”


Rotten Play List-

 

My songs know what you did in the dark (Light em’ up) - Fall Out Boy

Miss. Jackson – Panic at the Disco

My side of the bed- Little Big Town

Another Love- Tom Odell

Skinny Love- Bon Iver

Fall Apart- Every Avenue

Whitley- More than life

Sail- Awol Nation

Radio Active- Imagine Dragons

Crazy- Aerosmith

Poison- Alice Cooper

Cherry Pie- Warrant

Community Property-Steel Panther

Knocking on Heaven’s Door- Guns N Roses

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Dream Cast:
 

 David Stark: Brandon Sugden,  Andrew Adams: James Mardsen,    Erin: Jennifer Lawrence
 
 
  Jodie: Victoria Justice,  Stephen Knox: Ian McShane, Antoinette “Toni” Knox: Rachel McAdams


Review: Lock & Key and One Night of Control by ER Pierce

 
 
 
 
 
As Sir and Paige delve deeper into their relationship, they go on the
 hunt for a Club to suit their needs. They find a home at Eros.
Only they get much more than either of them bargained for.
 This is the second serial novelette in the My-Sir series.
 
 
 
 




 
 
When Paige Reynolds encounters an unexpected visitor in her and Sir's bedroom,
she's angry, confused, and hurt. Can she push aside her internal restraints,
extend her boundaries, and take the One Night of Control her Sir is offering?
 





 
 
Author Bio:



I write with emotion, occasionally a temper, and I let my words flow free. I dabble in paranormal, contemporary romance, erotic fiction and darker urban fantasy. I fly by the crotch of my panties when writing, though I do try to keep a notebook handy for my many scribbled ideas, plot twists, and characters.
Want to stay up to date on my work?

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first story when I was in seventh grade--A first person account of an entire summer. I went through a massive teen angst poetry phase, and I have notebooks and binders filled with prose.

Ceithin and Aurelia from Fractured Moon showed up in my head. They yapped incessantly, demanding I sit and tell their story. After a month or two of being woken up with harsh whispers, I started writing. They haven't stopped, and in fact, brought friends. Now my head is filled with stories, scenes, snippets and crazy people.
Cue Law and Order music here: dun, dun.
These are their stories.
Oh, and hey... I'm a Virgo.


LINKS:

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1aTYRPk
Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/18hQddc
Website:    http://www.erpierce.com





Lock & Key, My Review: 4 ****

Another short story in the My Sir Series. Now that the contract is signed, Sir has total control over what Paige will wear, where she will stand and even is she allowed to speak. The giving/acceptance

of his collar signifies his ownership of Paige
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“I’ve never collared anyone, little one. I was close once in my first Dom relationship, but I’m so glad something always held me back. In hindsight, I’m guessing my hesitation was due to you.”

Paige and Sir need to establish a playground where they can enjoy the frenzy of satisfying their
needs. 
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Club Eros is a place where they both feel comfortable

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until Sir’s past catches up with him, and her name is Janice.

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The former sub that is not happy that she has been replaced.

“How dare Sir Nicholas dismiss me like that. And her? What a snobby stupid bitch.”  
Paige is a feisty one, she wants to please and follow the commands of her

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master/Sir, but deep down she too wants control.

Prepare yourself for a spanking, a punishment F**k and a night at the club where Paige will be on exhibit.

Okay so two things I didn’t like, first Sir calling Paige *brat*, I don’t mind *little one* but brat doesn’t do it for me. Second, Janice’s arrival, her dialogue sounded off and not that of an experienced sub. Other than that, the sex was hot and Sir still has my attention.

 One Night of Control, My Review: 4 ****


The third in the My Sir series, Sir has a surprise for Paige.  photo imagesCA3KQBZ8_zps8086f113.jpg
He’s giving her the chance to be in control and orchestrate their next sexual playtime.
Only his surprise includes Janice, his ex-sub one who Paige despises, hesitant at first,
all she wants is to make Sir happy so she agrees and now must set her terms for the
physical contact. Another hot and steamy short as Sir takes Paige to new heights of sexual pleasure.

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With Paige in control and calling the shots the sounds of passionate
moans and toe curling pants have you seeking out release of your own.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cover Reveal: My Beautiful (The Beautiful Series #2) by Alicia Rae




Title:  My Beautiful (The Beautiful Series #2)
Author:  Alicia Rae
Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date:  October 29, 2013
Cover Design:  Okay Creations
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc

 
Synopsis
Still trying to recover from a tragic loss, Lily’s worst fear is falling in love. Distancing herself from everyone is the only way she can keep heartache away.
 
Deep down though, Lily realizes that living without Kyle is too painful. She finds strength in Kyle’s arms, and he gives her the courage to face her past. With every step forward, Lily continues to nurture and mend her damaged heart.
Just when Lily feels closure within her grasp, secrets from the past finally catch up with her, and Lily will discover that more than her heart is on the line.  
Will love be enough to save Lily?
 
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About the Author Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...


Connect with the Author: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blog Tour: The Gorgeous Girls by Marie Wilson



 
 

Title: The Gorgeous Girls
Author: Marie Wilson
Genre: Erotica Publication
Date: May 1, 2013 by HarperCollins, a Patrick Crean Editions Imprint
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Synopsis:

Erotica for the thinking woman, this well-written novel interlaces the lives of three women in search of love, sex and adventure. Rose, Con, and Wanda, all disciples of the legendary Dorothy Parker, meet regularly for drinks to share laughter and tears as they recount their romantic and sexual escapades. From Toronto to Vancouver to Paris, these three jump in and out of bed with an collection of interesting men, discovering along the way some of life’s hard truths, but never without a dash of humour. Featuring shoes, martinis, clothes, champagne, and of course sex, The Gorgeous Girls is a smart, playful and delicious sexual extravaganza from start to finish.

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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17660439-the-gorgeous-girls?from_search=true\

Purchase Links Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Barnes & Noble | HarperCollins

About the Author:

 
Marie Wilson was born to a paint merchant and an Olympic runner in Vancouver, BC. After studying painting and theatre at UBC and SFU, she moved to Toronto to put herself on the boards. Following appearances on some of Toronto’s best stages, she turned her attention to writing. Marie has published work in a number of magazines and newspapers, including NOW magazine and The Globe and Mail, had a handful of good reviews, met some great people, found love, and birthed a trio geniuses along the way.
Connect with the Author:
 
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Five Movies I never want to see again
A Prairie Home Companion
In the Bedroom
The Grandmaster
Unfaithful 
Kiss Me Stupid

 




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Promo: Slow Hand Quickens by Allie Mathews




Slow Hand Quickens

By Allie Mathews

 Genre: New Adult Contemporary

 

Synopsis:

 

Growing up in an apathetic household with an abusive family friend, Kristen Weatherly doesn't know life can be better or that she even deserves it. When all your life you're told to be grateful for what little you have, no matter how awful, how do you know that your life can be more fulfilling?

 
Kristen's perspective begins to change her senior year in high school when she's befriended by Mila, a girl who shows Kristen that there are people in the world who care without expecting anything in return. Then comes Chris, a boy she's dubbed Mystery Eyes. She soon discovers that Chris' life is similar to her own in ways she never could have imagined.

 
Can the two get past their shocking and dreadful family histories together, or will their pasts come between them when it matters most?

 
This novel contains dark themes, sensitive issues and is intended for mature audiences only.

 
Snippet:

 
It all started years ago. Everything. Clara's apathy toward me, Travis' descent, John. It all came back to John. I wiped a hand over my face. What was I supposed to do? I was seventeen. I'd be eighteen soon enough, though not ever soon enough, but what good did that do me? I'd be eighteen, but still here trying to graduate high school. As much as I loathed my parents, they were still my parents. I couldn't abandon them. They hadn't abandoned me. As much hell as we put each other through, we were still there for each other. It wasn't like they'd kicked me out. I knew they could have. Not that I hadn't wondered, given how strained everything was between us. I wouldn't ask why they didn't.

This was my life. That was all there was to it. I'd grown up this way. This was how life was. It was hard, but it was a life. What other choice did I have? If I'd made it to my senior year in high school, I could make it through, too. I needed to prove to myself that I could do it. This was the hand I was dealt, and I was strong enough to handle it. Sometimes I had to remind myself that I was going to make it out and it would be okay. I'd picture myself at a bus station, or a train station, hell, an airport, and I'd have a ticket in my hand. I'd look behind me and I wouldn't see anything. Because I was starting over. I was going to get on that bus or train or airplane and I'd get to be Kristen Weatherly. I wouldn't be Krissie. I wouldn't be someone's mistake of a child. I'd be my own.

I scratched behind my ear and looked out at the backyard. Empty, but it had life to it. Sort of how I felt.
       Screw it, I wanted the chocolate chips. Who cared about peanut butter?

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/GJ1bhT

 

About the author:

 
Allie lives in North Carolina and works at a university bookstore. She reads and writes in her spare time, including lunch breaks. When she's not reading or writing she's usually watching something on television, whether a good show or movie; or she's hanging out with friends...also perhaps drinking. A small amount. Usually rum. She likes rum. Oh, chocolate! She also enjoys eating things chocolate-y. She's always open to book recommendations. She listens to music while she cooks, usually throwing in a few dance moves. She is a work in progress.


Links:

 Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/17dso2J

 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/17j0q4G

 

 


Monday, October 7, 2013

Teaser Reveal: Before We Fall by Courtney Cole



 
 
Before We Fall
Courtney Cole
 
 
BEFORE WE FALL Synopsis:
Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black...

For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays.

23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her.

Until she meets Dominic.

After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm.

Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.

Sometimes, before we fall... we fly
 
 
 


 
 

Courtney Cole Bio:
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

 
 
 
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Grand Central Twitter: http://twitter.com/grandcentralpub