Sunday, July 20, 2014

Unexpected Hiatus Return

Apologies on my absence lately, I had some personal issues come up and had to step away from the blog. I am back now and attempting to get things in order. If I signed up for a book blast, blog tour, or cover reveal in that time and didn't get the post posted on time, I assure you I will try to get them up ASAP despite the time having lapsed. I made the commitment, the least I can do is make a post to build buzz about the books and authors.

Thank you all for understanding. :)

Blog Tour Promo Post with Giveaway: Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones @NereydaG1003 @DianthaJones



Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
Series: Oracle of Delphi #1
Publication date: March 1st, 2012

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with her life... and threatens to win her heart in the process.

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Why I Love Writing Fantasy

Reality sucks. That's pretty much why I fell in love with fantasy books.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a realist. But when it comes to my literary adventures, I want them as far out of this "real" world as possible. I'm a lover of make-believe, the imaginary, and the impossible. In fantasy books, I get all of that and so much more.

It was not a complicated decision when I decided to write my first series. Fantasy, it was. And Greek mythology? Definitely. After months and months of research and study, I sat back and let my imagination do the rest.

Boy, what a workout that was.

However, the results have been beyond satisfying. Not only do I get a daily dose of fantasy every day I sit down to write, but for that same length of time, I get to be the characters I write about and live in their world. Even if just for a few hours. It's how I stay sane (or my version of sane) and make it through the day. It makes me happy. It keeps me smiling and I love life simply because I know that I have an escape from it.

And in the end, what's more fantastic than that?

About the Author:
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happens to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star.





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Blog Tour Promo Post with Giveaway: Revolutionary by Krista McGee @NereydaG1003 @KristaMcGeeYA



Revolutionary by Krista McGee
Series: Anomaly #3
Publication date: July 15th, 2014

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn't know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn't do something to stop Loudin the fragile world aboveground will be lost once and for all.

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Rest of the Series


Anomaly by Krista McGee (Anomaly #1) - Goodreads / Amazon
Luminary by Krista McGee (Anomaly #2) - Goodreads / Amazon


Dr. Loudin

I am so misunderstood. But geniuses always are. The small-minded cannot comprehend what great minds are thinking and planning, so they assume we are evil. They place labels on us, and in their limited understanding assume what they cannot understand must not be good. But I know more than they do, and my ability to see past what could be will allow them to be better than they are. Already, the generations I have created outshine previous generations. We have eradicated the problem of emotions. We have cleansed and strengthened the immune system. My parents' generation had to worry about diseases like cancer, they had to battle illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. My generations do not even struggle with the common cold. Yet, some still fight me. Thalli wants to label me a murderer, cold-hearted. But she does not know. She does not understand. There is so much more to me than anyone--almost anyone--on this earth comprehends.



About the Author:
Krista writes for teens, teaches teens, and more often than not, acts like a teen. She and her family have lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica, and Spain. Her current hometown is Tampa, FL.













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Cover Reveal: Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Maria Rice



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Midnight Vengeance by Lisa Maria Rice
Publication date: August 18th, 2014
Genre: Adult / Romance / Suspense

Morton "Jacko" Jackman isn't afraid of anything. He's a former Navy SEAL sniper, and he's been in more firefights than most people have had hot meals. Lauren Dane scares the crap out of him.

Gorgeous, talented and refined, she's the type of woman who could never be interested in a roughneck like him. So he's loved her fiercely in secret, taken her art classes, and kept a watchful but comfortable distance. Until now.

Lauren had finally found a home in Portland, far from her real identity, far from the memories of her mother's death, and outside the reaches of the drugged-out psycho who's already tried to kill her twice. One tiny misstep--a single photograph--has shattered it all. She has no choice but to run again, but this time she'll give herself a proper farewell: one night with Jacko.

Their highly charged emotional encounter changes everything. In Jacko's arms there cannot be fear, there can only be pleasure. Anyone wishing her harm will have to pass through him, and Jacko is a hard man to kill.

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About the Author:
Lisa Maria Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. she is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Maria Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tell Me Something Tuesday (37)


"Tell Me Something" Tuesday is a meme hosted by Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings

This week's question is:

Where are some of your favorite reading spots?

I only have one reading spot that I usually find myself reading in. That is in my bed. 


That is it. I don't find I can read in a chair. In a box with a fox. Not here. Not there. Not even with a large portion of green eggs and ham. When I am in my nice comfy bed with my favorite blanket and feather pillow I can read for hours. It is how I end up reading a 400-500 page book in a single day.


As it stands, before writing this post, I was reading a book in my favorite reading spot and ended up devouring half the book in one sitting. No breaks (that includes glasses of water or potty breaks people). I don't know about anyone else, but my reading stamina when in my reading spot is impressive to me. :)


Now, tell me subscribers o' mine... what are some of your absolute FAVORITE places to devour your books?

Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: Trapped by Beverley Kendall @XpressoTours @beverleykendall



Trapped by Beverley Kendall
Series: Trapped #1
Publication date: July 7th, 2014
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
My life has turned out to be such a cliché. And not in a good way.

It's not exactly Sixteen and Pregnant, but at eighteen my only advantage is a high school diploma. And if that's not enough, the father--and I use that term loosely--couldn't have hightailed it out of my life fast enough.

I thought I really knew him. Unfortunately, my boyfriend of three years transformed from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde once he realized his carefree, childless days would be coming to an end.

I'm over him now though. The real love of my life is chubby, has more gum than teeth, and stands a little over two feet tall. She may not have been planned, but I've never regretted having her. She is the center of my world.

A world that's turned upside down when my ex returns ready to earn the love and trust of the child he abandoned before birth.

Letting him into my daughter's life is one thing but letting him back into mine isn't going to happen. Because the biggest mistake of my life has a name, and that name is Mitchell Aaron Kingsley.

And he's one mistake I don't ever intend to make again.

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Excerpt
"Damn it's bright," I mutter, squinting against the glare of the sun. Another scorching-hot day in North Georgia. It's a good thing I didn't waste time curling my hair. My hair is thick and straight and would have fallen within seconds of coming in contact with the humidity-drenched air.

Along with car keys, I removed my sunglasses from my purse as I make my way to the car. The sunglasses go on immediately.

I exchange hellos with our neighbor, Mr. Jeffries, who's washing his van in his driveway as he does without fail every week. He and his wife and two kids have lived next door to us as long as I can remember.

The ding of my cell alerts me to an incoming message. I fish the phone from my purse and notice I have two missed calls from Erin and a message in all caps from her that says, CALL ME NOW!!!

I roll my eyes. Miss Melodrama. I thought she was on her way to the fitting. The sound of a car door opening and closing pulls my attention to the car now parked in front of my house.

Seconds later the driver is striding toward me. The next thing I know, I'm staring into green eyes the exact shade of my daughter's. I'm staring at the guy I haven't seen in over a year. The same guy who accused me of cheating on him, demanded a paternity test, and then took off back to New York when I was ten weeks pregnant.

It's Mitch Aaron Kingsley, my ex, and Brianna's worthless, no-good, biological father.


About the Author:
Beverley Kendall has lived on two continents, in three countries, two provinces, and four states. She stopped her nomadic existence and settled in the southeast with her young son. All things artistic feed her creative passion, and none more than writing.

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