Saturday, March 30, 2013

Reaper's Novice Book Blitz

                              Reaper's Novice
                                        By Cecilia Roberts

Title: Reaper's Novice (Soul Collector #1)

Author: Cecilia Roberts         

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours



Book Description:
17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice: save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.


I pull Zig inside the Hotel Sacher Confectionery shop, famous for its traditional Sacher torte. Immediately, I’m blasted by the sight of dark chocolate cake and the scent of freshly brewed Viennese coffee, which reminds me of Sunday morning brunch at my house. My stomach grumbles mercilessly.

“Feed that beast in there before it devours us all.” Zig jabs a finger at my belly.

I laugh, and go back to ogling the cakes behind the glass display, picturing Anton smiling and gulping down the dark chocolate cake, apricot jam smeared on his lips. I dig out my savings, hand them to the lady behind the counter, and point at the smallest of the Sacher tortes. A few minutes later, Zig and I exit the shop and join the stream of pedestrians, strolling in and out of shops with bags in hand.

At the corner of Kärntner Strasse and Opernring, we stop to wait for the lights to change. A tram zips by. My gaze automatically drifts to the Vienna State Opera House. This is where magic happens.

When I was thirteen, our class visited the Opera House on an excursion. I remember walking through arched doorways and carpeted hallways, promising myself over and over that one day, this will be my dream.

Funny how life changes, twisting and turning dreams inside out, wringing them dry.

My stomach twists at the memory. I need to get out of here. Fast. I blink quickly, averting my gaze from Zig. Him seeing my face right now is the last thing I want.

“So what do you say?” he asks, oblivious to my current state. The light changes, and we join the crowd of people crossing the street. “Join me?” I give him a sidelong glance. “Do you trust me?” he asks when I don’t answer his questions.

“Would a deer trust a leopard to a cuddle?” I say, eyebrows raised.

He narrows his eyes. “Which one am I? The leopard or the deer?”

“Do you trust me?”

He doesn’t miss a beat. “Completely.”

I miss two beats. “Why? You hardly know me.”

“I just do. Come on, an hour of pure fun won’t kill you.”

I sigh. “Maybe later.” His shoulders sag. “Would you like to join me?”

His eyes light up, giving him a boyish look. “Never thought you’d ask.” He takes my hand. In the next step, we shift to the hospital.

“You’re reckless, you know that?” I say, placing a hand on the door of room 112. “Don’t you care that people notice when you disappear right before their eyes?”

“They’ll have something to talk about.”

I shake my head. “You could at least let me practise my shifting skills.”

“Next time.”

“Be good.”

“Aren’t I always?” He grins.

“Do you even know the meaning of that word?”

He winks. “You’d be surprised.”

I roll my eyes and walk inside the room. “

Author Bio:

Cecilia Robert lives in Vienna with her two children, has an incurable obsession with books, anything romantic, TV and medieval architecture. When not working in her full time job, catching up with her two children, writing or reading, she can be found, knitting or crocheting, taking photos of old buildings.







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Friday, March 29, 2013

A Minor Magic Blog Tour

                                                   A Minor Magic Blog Tour
                                                         Author: Justin Macumber


Author: Justin Macumber      

Genre: Young Adult

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Synopsis -
Over the course of a single night, mystical fires tore through the sky and reduced most of Earth to ash. Ten years later magical fire burns again, but this time it’s in the hands of a young girl named Skylar. Exiled from her adoptive home, Skylar must now struggle through ruined lands and religious zealots who believe she’s an agent of the Devil. An even greater threat exists in the form of shadowy sorcerers from another world who covet her blood. Along her journey, she meets a motley band of outcasts who not only know the secret of what happened to Earth, but also of Skylar’s true origin. Will Skylar be able to accept this fantastical truth? But more importantly, can her powers and raging heart be tamed in time to stop those who once burned the world and now seek total domination?
Book excerpt - 
Skylar's eyes filled with a flickering blue light as ghostly flames jetted from her palms, and her screams were lost over the roaring of the blaze. Instinctively, she shook her hands, slapped them against her legs, and then clapped them together to try and extinguish the fire. As her hands touched, the flames vanished. To her astonishment her skin wasn't burned. It wasn't even warm. Sadly, the same couldn't be said for Buster. The dog was a smoking ruin at her feet, one more pile of burnt remains in a world already covered in ash. Her heart broke as she stared down at him. Oh god, she thought. What's happened? What have I done?
"Oh my Lord, girl," a man said behind her. "What did you do?"
Skylar whirled around, her eyes widening in guilt even though she didn't understand what had happened, or how. "Henry, he jumped at me! I don't know why he did it, and I tried to stop him, but..." She fell silent, her thoughts too scrambled to know what more to say. Buster was a dog she'd loved and cared for ever since coming to live on the farm years ago, and without warning, he had attacked her. When she'd held her hands up to ward him off, blue fire had erupted from them and consumed him as though it was a living, ravenous thing. Nothing like that had ever happened to her before, and she couldn't rightly explain what she didn't understand.
Author Bio:
Justin R. Macumber is the author of HAYWIRE and A MINOR MAGIC. When not hard at work on his next story he hosts the popular Dead Robots' Society podcast, which is a podcast made by writers for writers. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with a rampaging pack of dogs and cats that they think of as their  children. He is also a co-host on The Hollywood Outsider, a weekly podcast about movies and television. Currently he is working on two novels - the horror story STILL WATER, and the sequel to A MINOR MAGIC entitled A BROKEN MAGIC.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cover Reveal for The Winemaker's Dinner: Dessert By Dr. Ivan Rusilko

                  Cover Reveal for The Winemaker's Dinner

                                       By Dr. Ivan Rusilko

Title: The Winemaker’s Dinner: Dessert (The Winemaker’s Dinner, #3)

Author: Dr. Ivan Rusilko

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Genre: Erotic romance

Age Group: Adult

Expected release: April 30, 2013


Book Description:
Left on bended knee, with nothing but a ring in his hand and a gaping hole in his chest, Ivan Rusilko lost everything when Jaden Thorne said, “I can’t.”
Now, six months later and despite her endless attempts to reach him, finding forgiveness for Jaden’s indiscretion is last on his list of things to do. Dr. Ivan is married to his career now, and his professional success is taking him places he’s never been before. But even the glow of accomplishment can’t heal his devastated heart. Determined to recover, to move forward at any cost, he now finds moments of respite in distractions that leave him emotionally bankrupt. He’s empty, a shadow of his former vibrant, life-loving self. On the outside, he may seem to be the man he always was. But inside, a terrible desire threatens to rip him apart and ruin him forever.
Meanwhile Jaden is haunted by the memory of the moment she saw the light wither and die in Ivan’s eyes. She knows it died at her hand. After months of trying to explain herself, of begging for mercy, she takes herself back to Miami, back into Ivan’s path, for one last chance at redemption. Can she entice him back into her arms? Convince him to give her a second chance? She’s determined to do whatever it takes to find forgiveness—even if all that’s left is forgiving herself.
In this final book of The Winemaker’s Feast Trilogy, The Winemaker’s Dinner: Dessert, author Dr. Ivan Rusilko is writing solo, drawing freely on his own life and love experiences to craft a heartbreaking and wildly erotic tale about lost hope, desperation, contrition, and—if it’s possible—the quest for a perfect ending to a real-life love story. True to its title, Dessert serves readers an indulgent, decadent last course, rich with twists, turns, and tantalizing truths.
Love is beautiful, guys like this really do exist, and the power of real romance is something we can all believe in.
                        About The Author

Dr.Ivan Rusilko, DO, CSN, PT, is an accomplished weight loss, wellness, physical enhancement and sexual health physician affiliated with the prestigious MIAMI Institute in Miami, Florida. A certified sports nutritionist, champion bodybuilder, international male fitness model, and former Mr. USA 2008 and 2010, Dr. Ivan graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and sits as the national media and public relations expert and spokesperson on diet, exercise and sports nutrition for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr. Ivan has been a feature health writer and lifestyle coach for numerous magazines and online publications including The Washington Times and Quarter Life Health.

With his debut novel, The Winemaker's Dinner: Appetizers, co-authored by Everly Drummond, Dr. Rusilko is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects.

He is proud to bring two of his passions, his medical wellness and sexual health background and writing together in this unique project. He hopes that The Winemakers Feast Trilogy will help spark an enthusiasm and ignite liberation among women, inspiring them to celebrate their sensuality and focus on their sexual health in order to achieve a better quality of life.



Monday, March 18, 2013

Happening In April

We have alot of things going on for the month of April. So please check out later in the month to find out our Author stops here. Will be posting more toward the end of the month. Enjoy cause we all do love to support our authors and make all things possible :).....
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shattered Promises Blog Tour

Shattered Promises Blog Tour By Author Jessica Sorensen with Review and Interview.

Tour Schedule:

March 10th

I Love Indie – Review and Excerpt

Delphina Reads a Lot – Laylen scene POV

Whirlwind Books – Review and Author Interview

March 11th

Hesperia Loves Books – promo post

Kindred Souls Book Blog - Review

March 12th

Up All Night Book Blog – Review and Character Interview

Wine Relaxation and My Kindle – Interview with Alex

March 13th

Sugar and Spice Book Reviews - Review

Book Crazy – Review

The Book Avenue – Review

The Autumn Review - Review

March 14th

Give it to Cupcake - Review

Reality Bites Book Blog – Review

Jessica’s Book Review – Review

Total Bookaholic – Review

March 15th

Three Chicks and their Books – Review and Character Interview

Becca the Bibliophile – Review and playlist

Twinsie Talk Book Reviews – promo post

Fab, Fun & Tantalizing Reads – Review and Interview

March 16th

Stick Girl Book Reviews - review

Reading Fiction for Life – Review and author interview

March 17th

Shh Moms Reading – Review, character inspirations and teaser for Book #2

PNR Urban Fantasy Reviews - Review
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Blurb (from Goodreads):

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of The Fallen Star told as a New Adult Paranormal)

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

First let me state that it is not necessary to have read The Fallen Star series as this book is a "re-imagining" of the original geared to a more adult audience. I have not yet read The Fallen Star series and I definitely do not feel as though I missed anything for not having read it prior to delving into Shattered Promises. That being said, allow me to move on to how I felt about the book...
My first impression of this story is that, to me at least, it is a very original concept. The idea of moving through life never connecting with other people fully or even being able to feel any type of apropriate human emotion drew me in immediately. How would a person cope being so separated from those around them? And more importantly for this story, how would a person cope when suddenly every emotion never felt before suddenly became extremely real with no explanation as to why?
I thoroughly enjoyed the author's telling of Gemma's story. The heroine of our story is easy to like and feel a certain level of empathy for. Although she makes some ill advised choices, given the magnitude of changes she is forced through in a short period of time I suppose it is not unexpected. Alex, our hero, is likeable at times and infuriating at others. His character made me smile and then made me want to throw my reader across the room in pure frustration. Gemma and Alex's story is a complex and complicated one that has a great deal more to be explored and I look forward to the ride.
I do hope the author expands on some of the things she introduced in this first installment of Gemma's story. I would really like to know what it was that prompted Gemma's feelings to surface as well as quite a few other questions (which I cannot say more on without giving away too much of the story!) that surfaced while reading.
On the whole this was a great read that I would highly recomend. I am anxiously awaiting the next book to find out where the author takes the tale next.
Interview With Jessica Sorensen
  1. First let me start off by asking you how you are? Hope you are well. I also want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.
You’re very welcome.
  1. What can you tell us of Shattered Promises without giving too much away?
Shattered Promises is a New Adult Paranormal book, and it’s actually a rewrite to one of my young adult paranormal books. It’s about Gemma who hasn’t been able to feel emotions for most of her life. When she suddenly starts experiencing things like happiness, sadness, and pain, she thinks she’s crazy. But then she meets Alex and realizes there’s so much more to her and life than she originally thought.
  1. Where did the idea for the story come from?
A dream I had. It started out just being about a girl who couldn’t feel emotion. The paranormal aspects were added later.
  1. Who/What inspired you to write it?
I’m not really sure what the exact inspiration was behind the concept of the story. I loved the idea of trying to write about a character that was learning about emotions. And the vampires, fey, and witches part came from my love for the paranormal.
  1. How long have you been writing?
Since I was a kid, but I mostly wrote short stories and poetry back then. I started writing novels about five years ago.
  1. Did you always know you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always loved to write, but I didn’t always want to be an author. I went through a lot of phases that included wanting to be a vet, lawyer, teacher, journalist.
  1. Is there anything you would like to say to your friends/family/fans reading this right now?
Hi! And thanks so much for all your support!
  1. Do you have any other works coming up and if so, what can you tell us about them?
The books I have schedule to release this year are The Forever of Ella and Micha, the follow up to The Secret of Ella and Micha, one of my new adult contemporary books. The Evanescence, the last book in the Fallen Souls series, which is one of my young adult series. And I’ll be release Fractured Souls, which is book two in the Shattered Promises Series.What inspires you to write and how do you push through writer's block?
  1. What inspires you to write and how do you push through writer's block?
    1. Music, life, something I’ve read, or seen on television—inspiration pretty much comes from anywhere.
As for writers block, if I find myself really struggling to get words down, I’ll usually take a fifteen-minute break to clear my head and usually I can jump right back into the story.
Are there any people you would like to specifically point out who have helped you in any way?
There are so many people that have helped me—family, friends, bloggers.

A Small List of Favorites:

  • Television Show? The Vampire Diaries
  • Movie? Hmmm I dont really have a favorite, but Im a sucker for comedies like Bad Teacher and The Hangover.
  • Actor(ess)? Ian Somerhalder
  • Ice Cream Flavor? Cookie Dough
  • Color? Purple and black
  • Book? There are way too many to just name one.
  • Author? Lol, again way too many.
  • Hobby? Playing the piano or drums
  • Genre to read? New Adult Contemporary
  • Genre to write? New Adult Contemporary
  • Band? Spill Canvas
  • Genre of music? Rock/Alternative

This or That:

  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
  • Spongebob or Dora (The 7 year old here wants to know that one xD )? Spongebob!
  • Texting or Phone Call? Texting
  • Reading or Writing? Writing
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  • Red or Blue? Blue
  • Music or Silence? Music!
  • Pancakes or Waffles? Waffles
  • Love or Crush? Love
  • Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day? Valentines Day
  • Thanksgiving or Fourth of July? Thanksgiving
  • Birthday or Christmas? Christmas

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these. You can refuse to answer any you want and I will exclude it from the list. I hope the fans and readers get to know more about you with you answering these! Thanks again!


twitter username jessFallenStar

Facebook page!/JessicaSorensensAdultContemporaryNovels?fref=ts

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shattered Grace Blog Tour

Shattered Grace by K Anne Raines

Release Date: 02/28/2012

Book Blog Tour Dates: 02/28/2013 – 03/28/2013


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Author Bio:

K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, book one in the Fallen from Grace Series. She is a Washington State University graduate and the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town. K Anne’s impassioned but regular commitment to chocolate covered raisins inspires creativity at home...where ever the raisins are, there she is with her laptop. A lover of great sushi and other fine food, K Anne prefers coffee in the morning, the right wine in the evening, and her fireplace at all times. A Northwest native, K Anne Raines is the mother of three, cat lover, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger.

Shattered Grace Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian, and something that ties them together. Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed. She’s been destined for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must decide to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her, and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of contemplation…

What does it mean for those she loves….and the rest of mankind?


Excerpts – 4 to Choose From:




“This next one’s called ‘Killing Man’ by Jack Savoretti.” Darius put the mic back in its stand and the band began a slow, ominous rhythm that shushed the crowd. Darius’ eyes closed as he hung on to the mic like a lifeline.

Grace’s knees trembled. This guy was definitely a danger to the heart. Her mind shot off warning bells to leave. Now. She bit the inside of her cheek, ignoring it, and tightened her fingers around her knees. The melody swam over her, making her shiver. She took in a cursory breath, and struggled to take in another. She should get up now, walk away. But the first line chained her to her seat.

In the haunting timbre of his voice was an outpouring of emotion that completely captivated her heart. Everyone and everything fell away as she sat enslaved, caught up in every word he sang. The song was a crying out of his soul. She felt it as surely as she felt her own heartbeat.


He turned and rested his shoulder against the door frame, staring deeply into her eyes. Even in the dim light, Grace could see the instant his gaze switched from playful to intense. Down there in the closed confines of the underground, it became more than just a stare. It seemed like the stare sucked the air right out of the hallway, because she suddenly couldn’t breathe. Her heart rate spiked simultaneously, making it that much harder to gasp for the depleted oxygen quietly. Grace took a step backward and her shoulder blades pressed into the wall. She held the bag against her chest, hoping to seem at ease, even though his gaze made her want to squirm.

Slowly, Quentin folded his arms over his chest as well and crossed one foot over the other, never taking his eyes from hers. A devilish grin turned the edges of his mouth up like horns, and she couldn’t take it anymore. “What?”

“Nothing,” he replied, turning his head and smirking at the wall. When he pushed himself away from the door frame, the hole-boring intensity was gone. “Relax.” Right, she sighed mentally.



“It wasn’t your fault,” Quentin said softly as he came up behind her, touching her briefly on the shoulder before lowering himself to sit on the edge of the coffee table. He leaned toward her, resting his elbows on his knees as he stared into her eyes, his expression conveying his compassion.

Grace raised her tear-filled eyes. “It wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in the car with them.” Tears spilled over her lower lids, blurring her view of Emily’s picture glowing from the cell phone she still gripped.

“Look at me.” Quentin lifted her face with a gentle finger. “It was my fault. It’s my job to keep you safe and I failed.”

She heard every word Quentin spoke, but couldn’t cling to them like he intended. Every one of her friends could have died—because of her, not him. Visions of caskets and grieving families had her pulse quickening. Worry festered in the center of her chest—circling and tearing at her until what rose forth was anger. With every beat of her heart, the anger pulsed stronger. No. In her head, she said it again. No. The word ricocheted like a war cry through her cerebral cortex until it owned her, heart and soul. Energy channeled through every inch of her body. A shiver chased behind it. Those she cared for and loved would not pay for what she was.

In that instant, Grace felt the power of her choice thunder through her like an electrical current. Just like Seth in the movie, she chose to be what she was meant to be, and not to shed what she originally thought was a burden. Newly determined, she leveled her gaze with Quentin’s.

“What do I need to do to make sure they never hurt anyone I love again?”

Quentin gazed back at her, his features rearranging themselves into an expression flat and cold—deadly. “You train and you fight back. You let me do my job. And we don’t let them win. Ever.

Resolve steeled her voice. “We won’t.”








As they continued talking, electrically charged molecules cavorted between them, pulling their bodies closer together. Grace was hyperaware of the slight movement he made, and where his body touched hers with every word. Peeking at him from under her lashes, she licked her bottom lip and watched his hands as they moved absentmindedly on his knees, wondering what they’d feel like against her face, tangled in her hair. How would it feel to be wrapped in his arms, or to snuggle into the crook of his neck? How would his lips feel pressed against hers, or… Her head snapped down to peer in her cup. She wondered if something had been slipped into her drink. It looked empty, so she shook it for good measure. Yep, it was almost gone. Three down.

The phone in her pocket buzzed against both their legs. Her hands grabbed for it while she sent Darius an apologetic look. She felt like tossing the phone in the fire, but peeked at the backlit screen anyway.


With her iPhone cupped in both hands, she stared across the flames at the others sitting around, noticing Brian and Leah. No, she decided, shaking her head. She certainly didn’t think so.

Grace: Not at all!

Irritated he was playing Guardian/father again, she continued.

Grace: I have a DD if I can’t drive. A GA if im in dnger & a ST sittin b-side me.

She giggled a little at the last part. Darius sat silently next to her, minding his own business. Her phone buzzed again seconds later.

Quentin: What’s an ST?

Grace: A sure thing.

Quentin: NOT FUNNY.

Grace: Who said im kidding?


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