Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Chronicles of Fire & Ice...your next read this Holiday...

Need a read this holiday? I would like to introduce to you author L.L. Hunt and her book The Chronicles of Fire & Ice. 

The Chronicles of Fire and Ice: Book One in The Legend of the Archangel
Click on book cover to go to the Amazon Kindle stor and read the sneek peek!

Her book is also available in the B& N store and Kobo!

Is love stronger than race?

The world is changing as we know it, the human race is dwindling, but so are the angels. In order to preserve their bloodlines they have bred with humans, creating a new race called Nephilim. But there is one race that is more endangered than humans or Seraphim, Archangels.
As most people believe the Archangels have become extinct, rumours surface of a Legend; that a baby was born out of flame, the offspring of an archangel.

Dyston Blackbell is tasked to find and protect this child. He sends her strange dreams in hope that she will find him. When he discovers that she has enrolled at his family’s angel academy in Melbourne, he will do anything to protect Scarlett. But when he finds himself falling for her the Heavenly realm rejects him thus turning his wings black.

But 21-year-old Scarlett Porter realises that being half Archangel has some advantages. She has developed a unique trait, one that marks her as an Archangel. Will she keep it to herself or use it to fight back?

When an old enemy resurfaces, The Lucifites, Scarlett discovers that Dyston’s older brother Lakyn is at the helm of their sinister plans; to destroy the Nephilim race or use Scarlett for their own selfish purposes when they find out who she really is.

And when Lakyn discovers that Scarlett had only seduced him to rescue Dyston from his prison in the Realm of Light, it sends him on a journey of self-discovery and destruction. One that sees him venturing farther off course than his father would like. Will he choose a new life of love or his old life of darkness?
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L.L. Hunter
I am an Australian author who started writing when I was fifteen or sixteen, originally song lyrics but then moved onto fanfiction when I was nineteen. Having published over 20 stories online, one of which was nominated for an award. I have also written, directed and starred in two original plays entitled "No Frills Airlines: Flight 123" and the sequel "No frills Airlines: Come Fly with Us" the latter of which was a musical.



Here's what readers are saying:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fire and Ice meets Archangels!

The Chronicles of Fire and Ice is a book like no other. I have to say that I absolutely love this book and I can't wait for book two. The cover first off is so eye catching it grabs you and makes you want to read it right away. So I was so excited when I saw this book was going to be on a blog tour I had to sign up. I am so glad I did because when I started reading I was introduced to a new world and everyone who knows me knows I love angel stories and so when I started reading the blurb I was like oh man I am so gonna love this story and you know what I do because L.L. Hunter did such a superb job of describing this new world that the moment you start reading it you are captivated and can't put the book down!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vampyre Kisses Tour- Book Review

Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who was content with her life, but deep down craved more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her life and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more surprised to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.

Faith finds out that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere. Especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.

Now surrounded by a world full of mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?
Vampyre Kisses Excerpt
By: Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
   After a half hour, I decided to sit down for a minute to catch my breath. I ordered
a shot and a water to get some liquid into me, and searched around for Mac. He wasn’t
visible anywhere over the mass of bobbing heads and twisting bodies. As I continued
to look around, I noticed two men at a corner table observing the dancers. One of the
men must have felt my eyes on him, because he turned to look at me. He gave me a half
smile and got out of his seat to walk over to my table. A slower-paced song with a good
beat came on.
   I looked up into his pale green eyes and he offered his hand. I took it, and
he led me to the dance floor. He put his strong hands on my back and we moved to the
music. His curly dark reddish-brown hair fell past his ears and framed his flawless oval
face, complemented by deep-set round eyes and a pointed nose. He licked his thick lips
and showed his perfect white teeth with a small smile. With my heels on, our eyes met
perfectly opposite one another. His silk black shirt swayed back and forth as we moved.
A few buttons were undone to show his smooth chest. Leather pants hung on his hips
that pressed against my bare thighs at different points when we moved. We stared at
each other during each song that played; I felt like a feather floating in the warm brisk
   With a tap on my shoulder, I turned around to find Mac staring at me, then at the
man. He put his lips to my ear: “I need to talk to you for a sec.” I turned back to the man
and put one finger up to let him know I would be right back. He nodded, and I turned to
follow Mac off the dance floor.
   “That man is bad news,” he said, his lips next to my ear.
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Now onto my review....
Vampyre Kisses review
I just love variations to the vampire/ werewolf storytelling theme and in Elizabeth Kolodziej’s story you not only get a new variation to the mythical creatures, you also get a few more added to the bunch! Not only is there vampires and werewolves, you also have witches, goddesses, shape shifters and more. Something I really liked about this book and in the way the author connected them clicked perfectly in place and worked well with each another.
In stories the most important thing is characters you can really connect with and I could with the characters in Vampyre Kisses. I really liked Faith, her personality, her spirit and her determination.  As for Trent, I can imagine how good looking he is and loved his perspective of things. He was a gentleman and I really liked relationship between him and Faith. Then there is Morgan, who is one tough vampire and Mac, who is so loveable and huggable!
Inside the story of Vampyre Kisses, I can promise you, you will not know how it will unfold. Predictablity is not a word I would even think to use in describing this tale. There were twists that kept me intrigued and interactions/ perspectives that meshed very well together. Inside this story, you not only get Faiths side of the story, you also get Trent’s and Morgan’s. Sometimes when authors tell their stories jumping between perspectives, it can leave the reader confused at times, but not so with this book. I found the transitions to be perfectly placed and never felt lost at all. I also believe these transfers added to the story, making it even better.
I just loved Oran…too cute! Who wouldn’t want a pet like him!
As for the ending, I must agree with some of the other readers, I think the battle should have played out a little more, but…BUT! I also wasn’t disappointed on how it did play out. I was left content with the outcome and drooling for the continuation in which I was privy to a sneak peek and WOW! Nothing predictable there, in fact much unexpected and now I am so ready to dive into the next book of this series.
All in all, I say a job well done author Elizabeth Kolodzej…this gal definitely did her research and gave us a story worthy of a five star review.
Thanks for the drop by and do snatch up yourself a copy of this incredible book, its a great deal!

Zombies Invade London!!!


Extra, extra, read all about it: Zombies Invade London!
It has been thirty years since the Voodoo Queen plagued England with the zombie disease that has since swept the world. Humans have had to learn to function around them while the dead kill innocent people. The government continues its efforts to try to contain and find a cure for the problem.
However, by the cover of night, a man who was born half zombie and half human known only as Aeron, roams the streets in search of protecting the upright citizens from the flesh eating creatures. One foggy evening Lucille Knight becomes one of these people, Aeron’s interest is instantly peeked. A woman who gets upset with him for saving her life? What is wrong with her?
But Aeron will have a little competition when Miss. Knight meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, the son of Earl Thomas or a man better known as: The Inventor. A man who builds automatons for the direct purpose of killing zombies; mysteriously understanding their blood and the way they sense humans.
Lucy is taken by the masked man known as Aeron and the equally mysterious Lord Garrett. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she doesn’t know which one is less dangerous. What secrets do Aeron and Garrett keep from Lucy? Will Miss. Knight be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?
It is still unclear. And the current edition isn’t spilling the beans just yet…

Author Bio:
My name is Esther Wheelmaker and I am the author of the upcoming series, Zombiepunk. For now my background is going to be my little secret. However, at times I may let little bits out here and there.
Let’s face it…everyone likes a girl with alittle mystery.
Every Monday you will find me here speaking about the zombiepunk books and what’s going on in my world of writing. Some will be informative and some will be me bragging.
On Wednesdays I will be updating you on Steampunk music, movies and events. Then on Friday you will get all the juicy gossip on the London elite; the people in the zombiepunk books. It’s going to be a good time had by all.
Hugs and Corsets,

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Hard Act to Follow Blog Tour via I'm A Reader, Not a Writer...

A Hard Act to Follow Book Blast
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Thanks for the drop by, it's a pleasure to be a stop on this blog tour and below I would like to share with you an Exerpt from the book A Hard Act to Follow:

 “How would you like to meet Carson?” “Carson who?”
“Johnny, you jerk.”
“Like on The Tonight Show?”
“The same.”
“Look Arthur, I’m up to my neck in contracts. I’m not much interested in padding the
audience at some taping.”
“No, my friend, nothing like that. How would you like to go up to his offices at NBC and
talk to the guy?”
Actually I thought maybe Arthur was playing some kind of joke, but that really wasn’t his
style. “Why would anyone like Johnny Carson want to meet me?”
“You’re a lawyer, aren’t you?”Arthur then explained that Mr. Car- son and his wife were
going through a rough patch in their marriage. ‘‘I told Johnny that you were just the man
who could help.’’
‘‘That’s ridiculous,’’ I said. ‘Carson could have every high-priced matrimonial attorney in
Manhattan standing in his office at the snap of a finger. He’ll take one look at me and
throw us both out.”
“You’d be surprised,’’ Arthur said. ‘‘Carson doesn’t trust lawyers— not any he’s met,
anyway. I convinced him that you’re a straight shooter and the two of you should talk.”
Skeptical but excited, I agreed to a meeting with Arthur and Johnny the next day. I
couldn’t wait to tell my bosses.
It was almost comic to see the surprise on their faces. ‘‘Why you?’’ Kushnick asked
out loud, booming the obvious question. But they had both been in entertainment long
enough to know what a funny business it was. Every year people showed up out of
nowhere to be- come major stars, and they brought all sorts of peculiar ideas with
them. ‘‘Enjoy yourself,’’ Howard Beldock advised in his gravelly voice. ‘‘Just don’t be too
disappointed if nothing happens.’’

"A Hard Act to Follow," is a non-fiction literary account of Henry Bushkin's tenure as Johnny Carson's lawyer, business partner, and friend.  The book gives genuine insight into the 'Carson behind Johnny' with candid personal vignettes about the two, during the rollicking years when Johnny was the undisputed king of television.  This is an engaging, eye-opening, anecdote-packed story about a young lawyer and his client, one of the biggest celebrities in the country.  This funny, unfiltered account gives readers a look at the Johnny Carson that none but a select few really knew.

What readers had to say:

"The book is full of tough love, humor, cultural history, sadness, humor, love, loss, well I guess I am saying it is full of life." ~Rupert Garcia

" Henry's portrayal of Johnny was spot on. I highly recommend this book which is the closest the reader will ever get to know the real Carson." ~ Ed Weinberger, former Tonight Show writer and Producer for Carson Productions

"A beautifully easy read that pulls you in to an effortless journey through Johnny Carson’s effortful life. The glamour  the fellow celebrities behind the curtain, the loyalties, and the betrayals. It certainly provides new insight on decisions and the lives that are behind the scenes." ~Kathy Davis, Kathy Takes on Books

""I have read this book and it is FAB! If you love reading about celebrities, this is awesome. It is also a great memoir as well. I am a huge memoir fan so this one was a real treat and one of the best I have read in this genre in a long time" ~Mary,  Bookhounds Blog

"Bushkin's easy, unpretentious style allows the reader to be a fly on the wall as this inside story plays out in the rarified air on which Johnny thrived. "A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW" is a must read whether you grew up on Johnny or never heard of him. And then there are the supporting characters -- from the Rat Pack to Johnny's Ice Queen mother ranging around the pages disturbing the peace. I read it straight through in 90 minutes and was left wanting more."  ~Sandy Ignon, Screenwriter (RANSOM).

"The tales are epic in nature and stretch from the first page to the last. “A Hard Act to Follow” is an honest appraisal of Carson and shows his dark side. In this, Bushkin strikes the right blend of salacious detail with an appropriate dose of discretion. Sure, you’ll learn more detail about Carson’s marriages-- in a tasteful way.  Bushkin will leave you wanting more. Great books will do that." ~Barry Mordis, Senior VP at Merryl-Lynch

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Author Emma Meade- The Awakening And Oher Stories

Thanks for  the drop by! I had the opprotunity to ask the lovely Emma Meade a few questions about herself and below are her answers. Read the blurb below about her book The Awakening & Other Stories and do click on the book to purchase yourself a copy!
The Awakening & Other Stories

The Awakening & Other Stories by Emma Meade

Put on the kettle, close the curtains and curl up by the fire. Dive into 8 short tales, each with a slice of the paranormal.
Ghost Story - Who is the shadow in the window of the abandoned house, and what or who is he waiting for?
The Awakening - It's time for Sabrina to wake up and face the light.
End of the Line - Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks, waiting for the train to come.
Milsa Loris - The once, magnificent kingdom of Milsa Loris comes alive one night each winter. The King's witch is brewing up a little magic, sure to make the soup all the tastier.
The Old Vampire - Hailey spent her life dreaming of a dark prince falling in love with her. He never showed up, until now.
The Knocking - Alison's grandfather has one eye on the next life. After all, he's heard a lot of rapping at his door lately.
The Boy on the Beach -Kate's grandmother warns her about the boy with the green eyes. Will she pay heed?
Snowglobes- It's busy at Calvin's Cabins this Christmas. Eddie and Maggie are a young couple in trouble. Not to fear, Calvin is always ready to lend a hand.

Now onto the questions!

1. Where do you call home?
Cork, Ireland

2. What is the title of your most recent book?
The Awakening & Other Stories

3. What's your Genre?

4. Plans for a next book? Is this part of a Series?
I'm working on a vampire tale for adults called Night Whispers. It's a follow up to my short story collection, Night Sighs.

5. Are you a self published author (Indie) ?
I consider myself an indie author. I self-published Night Sighs & The Awakenings, but my YA novel, Under the Desert Moon was published with a small press.

6. Who's your favorite author?
Can't choose just one: I like Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy, Stephenie Meyer and L.J. Smith to name the first authors who come to mind.- I am a fan of L.J. Smith!
7. Your favorite book?
Again, too difficult to pick just one but Stephen King's The Stand would be in the top five.

8. What book are you currently reading?
The Willows Haven by Hope Collier

9. A book you would recommend?
Tegan's Blood by L.H. Cosway, an intriguing paranormal tale by a fellow, Irish writer.

10. How do you pick your books?
Browsing the shelves of bookstores, I go for eye catching covers and by authors I know. Online I find books on Twitter and blogs and scroll through Amazon for gorgeous book covers.

11. Advice for other authors?
Keep writing and spend less time on social networks.

12. Do you write under a pen name?

13. Where do you write?
On my couch with my laptop and plenty of tea nearby.

14. What do you wear when you write?
Whatever I happen to have on at that moment in time.

15. Do you have a pet (s)?
2 stray cats: Fox and Puss.- Love the names :0)
16. Favorite food?
Chicken curry and rice.

17. If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Zooey Deschanel for the laughs. -I was in love with River!

18. Of your characters, which one would you say is most like you and why?

Possibly Erin from my YA novel, Under the Desert Moon. We're both introspective, stubborn and hated school.

19. What made you want to be a writer?
I have no idea where the drive to write came from.

20. Any weird talent?
Nothing comes to mind- hmm, I'm trying to think...

21. A favorite quote?
Seize the moment. Because tomorrow, you might be dead - Buffy

22. What is the one thing you never go without?
Barry's Tea

23. Your biggest influence?
Paranormal TV shows & books: Buffy, Point Horror.

24. Favorite TV show?

25. A great blog you would like to recommend for others to discover?
Indie Writers Review run by Michelle Cornwell Jordan

Visit Emma's author page on Amazon and read her Bio.

Well there you have it, a little dive into the mind of author Emma Meade. Thanks for the drop by and thank you so much to author Emma Meade for allowing me to ask her these questions and it is a pleasure to spotlight her latest book! Remember click on the book cover above to go and purchase your copy, only $1.99!

P.S. Might want to keep more than one light on when you are reading this....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Forbidden Trilogy Omnibus Edition by Author Kimberly Kinrade- Get Your Copy Now!

For one week only, the award-winning Forbidden Mind will be on sale for 99cents to celebrate the launch of The Forbidden Trilogy Special Omnibus Edition by Kimberly Kinrade. Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought.

Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love.
The Forbidden Trilogy has received rave reviews from bloggers and fans, and Forbidden Mind has a 4.3 rating out of 106 reviews on Amazon!

"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." - Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!" ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

"Well written, unique plot filled with twists and turns, Kimberly pens "Forbidden Mind" with extremely strong characters. A totally fantastic book that is impossible to put down making you
want more and more." --My Cozy Book Corner

"Wow! Kimberly Kinrade blew me away with Forbidden Mind! It's depth was so intense...the story line so twisted...I could not put this book down!! It encompasses all the elements to make a great book. Originality, excitement, love and loss. Throw in a little paranormal action and a hint of dystopia and you've got yourself one hella've a ride!! Seriously, please read this will not be disappointed! This is a wonderful start to an epic new YA series." -Nette's Bookshelf Reviews

The Forbidden Trilogy Special Omnibus Edition includes:
*Award-Winning Book #1 - Forbidden Mind
*Book #2 - Forbidden Fire
*Book #3 - Forbidden Life
*In-Depth Q&A with Author Kimberly Kinrade
*Extensive Bonus Content (Available ONLY in this Special Edition)

Get the whole trilogy, plus bonus content and save up to $5 off the trilogy... even if you already own Forbidden Mind you can still enjoy a savings on the last two books! This special edition gives
readers the best deal with the best content! Inside The Forbidden Trilogy 49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong. My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can't. But I don't know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none. I'm a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It's my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know
he's not here to free me. I know, because I can read minds. My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake--from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance-- to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization
known as 'Rent-A-Kid.'

Get your copy of The Forbidden Trilogy Special Omnibus Edition, Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire or Forbidden Life on Amazon. The first three books are also available on B&N (with The
Forbidden Trilogy soon to come.) To celebrate the launch and enjoy a week of giveaways, chats
with the author and more, join the Facebook Party at: TheForbidden Trilogy Launch Party.

From the author:
This series was based on a dream I had of a teenage girl named Sam who could read minds and was rented out by an organization called Rent-A-Kid. I thought it would be a short
story, so I penned it quickly before I planned on launching The Reluctant Familiar and The Chronicles of Corinne (Death by Destiny, Myths of Magic and Paths to Power). Boy was I wrong.
What started as a short story, ended as an entire trilogy. Not only that, but come 2013 I have two more potential trilogies to write based on the Forbidden world. This series explores the value of a human life and how we often see each other as tools to be used. There are ethical questions
raised as Sam and Drake struggle to understand their powers and each other. It's also a love story, albeit unconventional.

What is it about someone that causes us to follow in love with them? Do we have to be physically present with someone to know it's love? Sam and Drake explore the boundaries of love,
loss, pain and morality in this series. These are fast-paced books that are part paranormal/sci-fi, part
thriller and part romance. I look forward to hearing what you think about each book as you work your way through the series.

I'm especially excited to offer this omnibus edition that gives you all three books in one at a great discount, plus gives you extra surprise content. Thank you so much for taking an interested in
the Forbidden world that has commanded my time and attention for so long. May you root for Sam, Drake, Luke, Lucy and their friends as much as I did while writing them.


If you could have any para-power, what would you choose?
I would love to have super strength. Some one cut you off in line to pick up your kid  at school, simply get out, pick up the car and move them :0) Te he...

About the author:

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds.
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninjaprincesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans, her two cats who think they're gods (and they probably
are), and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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