Monday, December 31, 2012

Cover Reveal 'Blood Promise', by Ashlynne Laynne - an FMB Blog Tour





Hello fellow readers! Today we have a cover reveal for Ashlynne Laynne's 'Blood Promise', part of 'The Progeny Series'.

Check out the cover and blurb!  

Title: Blood Promise
Series: The Progeny Series #3
Author: Ashlynne Laynne
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing
Format: Ebook and Paperback
Pages: 320
Release Date: January 2013
Book Description:

"Their love is fated by an ancient prophecy. Now the promise is fulfilled.”

Ascher Rousseau is a half-human, half vampire whose life has been a series of prophecies and predictions. After finding incredible love and passion with Shauna—a Wiccan with powers beyond anything he’s ever known—he seals to her and hopes for happiness. But his enemies seek to destroy all that he loves, and he finds that happiness never lasts for long.

Darkness is descending and a vampiric revolution is nearing. A new brood of hatchlings is born to join their darkling brothers, in preparation for war. A preordained chain of events is set into motion that could lead to the rise of the demonic “cloaked one” and his half-human fallen children, while ending humanity—as we know it.

Can a supernatural love and the loyal bond of a family save the Rousseaus and the world from certain extinction?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review of 'The Moon Dwellers', by David Estes


The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers, #1)

Book Blurb: In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison deep underground.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Adele must escape from prison and seek to uncover her parents' true past, armed with only a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

In her world someone must die.


E book: 262 pages
Published June 30th 2012 by David Estes


Lily's Rating:



Review:

One thing I noticed while reading 'The Moon Dwellers' is that most of the book involves a lot of running away. In fact, about three thirds of the novel involve just that. Running away from prison, running away from home, running down alleys, into basements, through caves, through waterfalls..... Just running, running, running...




Friday, December 28, 2012

Sanctuary, by Samaire Provost - A Supagurl Tour




Welcome to our second stop of the Mad World Blog Tour. 'Epidemic', which is the first book in this series was fantastic.

Check out my review of 'Epidemic' here.

There is a tour wide giveaway which is also included at the end of this post, so don't miss your chance to win!

Book Blurb: "The year is 2017, and the Black Plague infection has swept across most of the United States, leaving death and chaos in its wake. Martial law is the rule rather than the exception, with outbreaks cropping up when they're least expected. Alyssa and her friends must not only battle outbreaks of the disease, but also find themselves pursued by government agents – men and women determined to track them down at any cost.

Fleeing north to the fabled Sanctuary, Alyssa, Jacob, DeAndre, Caitlyn, Risa and Luke face disturbing ordeals and terrible tragedy as they encounter unbelievable situations in their struggle to reach safety. Using their skills and wits in their fight to survive against ever worsening odds, they weather hardship, betrayal, and the ever-present specter of death as they flee north, all the while vowing to protect one another – and most of all their precious 5-year-old Luke, from a world gone mad.

Sanctuary, the second installment in the Mad World series, is a heart-rending adventure of astonishing revelations, tragic discoveries, agonizing separations and devastating losses that test these friends to their limits. With heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat suspense at every turn, this is a story you will not be able to put down."
About the Author:

Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.

Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing.



Author Links:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/samairep
Twitter - https://twitter.com/samairep
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6453849.Samaire_Provost
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Samaire-Provost/e/B008PVTXMW




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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lightning, by Taryn Kincaid - Review & Giveaway Stop! - an FMB Blog Tour.



Hey everyone! Hope you all have enjoyed your Christmas holidays with your families and friends! Welcome to our blog tour stop for 'Lightning' by Taryn Kincaid. This was my first story by this author for the 1Night Stand Series, and I was excited to read a little romance for a change! Check out my 3 star review and don't miss the Giveaway opportunity at the end of the post!!!


Title: Lightning
Series: 1Night Stand
Author: Taryn Kincaid
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance,
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: Ebook
Pages: 41


Purchase:


Book Description:

In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.

Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.

Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past?

Lily's Rating:


Review:

Feel like a quick, erotic read to warm up your insides on a cold winter night? (wink) This short story is definitely for you then.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Review & Giveaway of 'Gargoyle', by Shelley Martin - a SupaGurl Blog Tour


Good morning fellow readers! Welcome to our review stop of 'Gargoyle' by Shelley Martin.  There is also an awesome giveaway at the end of this post, so please check it out and enter for a chance to win.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your families!

On to our stop!!


Blurb:

Elizabeth's secrets will kill her, but the devotion of a gargoyle can save her.

In 1894, seventeen year old Elizabeth Riemma pulls the clothes from her dead twin's body and assumes his identity. To avoid her murderous uncle, she attends her brother’s school on Marettimo Island, which is forbidden to women. Elizabeth takes solace in sculpting and one night, she awakens her gargoyle.

Gorgeous and fiercely loyal, Aelius uses his abilities to aid Elizabeth in keeping her secret. He only asks one thing in return- a kiss.  As Elizabeth learns confidence from her creation, suspicions rise and the island’s bloody history threaten to bury them.    

Elizabeth must hide her gender. Aelius must hide his existence.  But both of them dream of the impossible- to be together. 

Gargoyle



Kindle Edition
Published 2012 by Pink Petal 
Lily's Rating:



Review:
'Gargoyle' was a wonderful, romantic tale that offered a quick escape from my zombie reads marathon. :) The author did not waste any time getting into the storyline, and our gargoyle comes to life almost immediately within its first pages. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Review of Epidemic, by Samaire Provost - a Supagurl Blog Tour



Welcome to our stop of the Mad World Blog Tour. I was very excited to read 'Epidemic', the first in the series. It most certainly did not disappoint. Check out my review and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for your chance to win some goodies!

Book Blurb: “The Black Plague is ancient history. It killed 100 million people nearly seven centuries ago, halfway around the world from the technologically advanced research center at Stanford University. Scientists there have recently begun examining samples of bone marrow from plague-infected corpses unearthed in Europe. All the necessary safeguards are in place. What could go wrong?
Alyssa and Jake are away with their class on a highly anticipated year-end trip to Broadway with their senior acting class when all hell breaks loose at home. Traveling back, and trying to find their families, they encounter deadly results. Riots are breaking out. People are being evacuated. And they have no idea what's happening to their families. 

Horrific ordeals, heart-pounding tragedy, and chance encounters harden them for what lies ahead. Faced with tormenting decisions, they're forced to follow their instinct for survival at any cost - even when the cost is a heart-wrenching decision of life or death.

A harrowing adventure of frightening discoveries, horrifying confrontations and narrow escapes in Epidemic, the first installment of the Mad World series. 

Find out what's got everyone so terrified.”
  
Published July 28th 2012 by Amazon 
Lily's Rating:
  
Review:
A group of teenagers and their coach hop on a bus and make their way home, as chaos breaks out throughout their country. Not being able to reach any loved ones by cell phone, they fear the worst but hang hopeful that their families are ok and not affected by whatever contamination/illness has certain cities quarantined.  

Friday, December 21, 2012

A sneak peek of Feeback, by D. L. Richardson - an FMB Blog Tour!



Title: Feedback
Author: D L Richardson
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Etopia Press
Ebook
Words: 65,000
Release Date: 10/5/2012

Publisher:


Book Description:

Ethan James, Florida Bowman, and Jake Inala need organ transplants. When they receive the organs of a dead CIA agent, Dylan Black, they take on more than the task of completing the mission of deactivating bombs that threaten millions of lives. Kidnapped, their lives under threat, the memories stored in the CIA agent’s mind begin to awaken within each of them, except the one piece of information they are abducted for - the location of the bombs.

Excerpt:

Chapter One

Wednesday, November 9th, Ethan James

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cover Reveal!! - The Obvious Game, by Rita Arens




“Everyone trusted me back then. Good old, dependable Diana. Which is why most people didn’t notice at first.”

"Your shirt is yellow."

"Your eyes are blue."


"You have to stop running away from your problems."

"You're too skinny."

Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Welcoming the newest member to the Bookluvrs Haven family!


Announcing the newest member of the Bookluvrs Haven family...

After a VERY long labour...I am proud to introduce you to my son, Logan Dove.




He was born on Thursday November 29th at 6:48 am.  Weighing in at 7lbs 10 oz.  He is a very healthy and happy little boy!  

We are finally getting the hang of being new parents and are learning as we go.

After many made attempts I was finally able to pick up a book today!!  Woohooo!!  

(THANKS AUNTIE LILY!)




I will be making my come back slowly...but hopefully by the new year I will be able to get some more reading/reviewing done!



Love,
Erin

Soul Sisters, by Jahiera Eldridge - an FMB Blog Tour!


Welcome to our blog tour stop of 'Soul Sisters', by Jahiera Eldridge. This is a book that I wish I had time to read for a review on this tour, but it was an impossibility with final exams and the tower of books already waiting for me. However, I am happy to post a sneak peek into this novella for all of you. It definitely sounds like an interesting read and a great beginning to a promising new series.



Title: Soul Sisters
Series: Soul Sisters Trilogy, #1
Author: Janiera Eldridge
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Mystic Press
Ebook/Paperback
Pages: 134

Purchase:
Amazon (Kindle)  
Amazon (paperback) 
Smashwords (various digital copies)
Paperback (Createspace)

Book Description:

Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power.

However, when the vampire's leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.

Excerpt:

Chapter 6
1915 New York City

Monday, December 17, 2012

Lily's Review of The Language of Souls, by Lena Goldfinch

The Language of Souls


Book Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

Solena, a young healer with a generous heart, is desperate to heal her dying grandfather. When she ventures into hostile territory to find a rare herb, she finds out just how much she’s risked when she’s captured by the enemy and accused of being a spy.

As a soldier, Rundan has struggled all his life to please his father, a ruthless army commander, but when he’s ordered to take the beautiful trespasser to the royal courts, where she’ll be summarily tried and executed, he’s plagued by the most inconvenient desire to protect her.

Though terrified and anxious to escape, Solena is confused by the handsome young soldier who cruelly captures her and then displays uncommon kindness. When he risks his own life to save hers, she discovers she may have risked more than her life… she may have lost her heart.

Kindle Edition, Second Edition
Published November 9th 2012 by Lena Goldfinch, KDP (first published October 20th 2010) 

Lily's Rating:
Review:


This is a beautiful tale of two young people that do not fit the mold of their very different societies, who meet through the most unromantic of circumstances.

Solena is brave, reckless and will do anything to help her ailing adoptive grandfather. Knowing he doesn't have much time left, she embarks on a mission to gather herbs she needs in order to brew a concoction her grandfather so desperately needs in order to survive. Predictably, once in enemy territory, where this herb grows, she is captured. What wasn't so predictable is how feisty she is, and how aggressively she fights to escape the clutches of her enemy... if unsuccessfully.

Rundan feels like he doesn't belong in the garb of a soldier, but must follow in his father's footsteps, though nothing seems to make him proud. His father is a brute man, and the very type of character that Solena's people fear. Ruthless, hard, and unmoving. So it is no surprise that when Rundan captures this girl, his father quickly brands her a spy. But Rundan is drawn to Solena and wants to protect her. His desire to be something else entirely than what is expected of him takes them both on a journey of discovery and the heartwarming story of how two different people, who can barely communicate with each other, find love.

This story was very heartwarming, and left me with a happy fuzzy feeling. Though there wasn't much that kept me guessing, it was a quick interesting read. Love hits you on all levels till you are dizzy. Solena's love for her grandfather, her best friend, and her immense sacrifice to save her captor's life brought a little shimmer to my eyeballs. And I truly enjoyed reading how two strangers, from two completely different worlds that could barely communicate initially learned to love and respect each other along their journey. 

Though they were both so different, in cultures and appearance, this story drives home how in our cores, we believe in so much that is the same. The last scene of this novel took my breath away at how simple and extraordinarily romantic it was.



*I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.*
 
Purchase Links:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Incredibly Fun Interview with Bonnie R. Paulson, Author of the Barely Alive Series



Welcome to our blog's final stop on the 'Barely Alive' tour. I am really excited about this post. Bonnie has been super fun to work with and this interview was A LOT OF FUN!

One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is meeting other great bloggers, readers and great authors. Bonnie is super funny, down to earth, and has a fantastic sense of humor. 

We have some serious questions, some fun questions, and some outright silly questions. And she kicked my ass on a zombie survival quiz. She will totally outlive me. Darn it....

Without further delay, let's get on with it!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Reawakened, by Carrie Pulkinen - Excerpt! - an FMB Blog Tour



Good morning, fellow readers! If you are looking for a Paranormal Romance read, look no further. To start, check out this sexy cover, and continue on to a promising sneak peek of what's waiting in its pages!


Reawakened
by Carrie Pulkinen

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Breathless Press
Ebook Words: 90417
Purchase:

Book Description:

Her magic has been reawakened. But will her heart let her follow her destiny?

Jules Hume lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are fiction. Or so she thinks. Her boyfriend Ian would have to disagree. When Jules discovers the man of her dreams is not only a vampire, but a vampire king who’s tasked with saving the world from a demon attack, life as she knows it ends. Can she accept her fate and take her place by Ian's side as ruler of the paranormal world? Or will she close her mind and her heart to the chance at love and adventure?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Some free books at Libboo!


Erin and I really enjoy Libboo, where we can discover some really cool reads, and buzz about them. As part of the program, we are given a few free codes of books we are interested in. We have given a few away over the last couple of months. And I have a few more that I can pass on to you.
These links are time limited, so if you have an interest in any of the books below, please claim it as soon as possible. You will have to register with Libboo (for free), but then you are given the chance to discover some cool reads yourself, so it's a win win. 
So what are you waiting for? Check out some of the cool reads that grabbed my interest. Freebies are limited in number, so it's a first come first serve basis.


In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen - terrified, but intrigued - is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess. 

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Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts - and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany - where she finds herself woefully under prepared - not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart? 

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Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she is awarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous strangers: the powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they're in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set's plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

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I have a copy of each to read, and I am looking forward to getting to each one! Hope you enjoy the reads. 

- Lily

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