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Thursday, April 17, 2014

{COVER REVEAL} Chasing Prophecy by James Moser

Check out the new cover to Chasing Prophecy!

Chasing Prophecy by James Moser
Publication date: January 2nd 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult

"Chasing Prophecy" is the story of Mo, a teen boy just trying to survive high school in the mountain town of Boulder Creek, Washington. Boulder Creek is an isolated and mysterious place, proud of its reputation as the "Bigfoot Sighting Capital of the World". Mo falls in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. "Chasing Prophecy" is a heartwarming contemporary coming of age story. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams.


The author works with high school students because young adults inspire him. As such, he wanted to write about teenagers transforming themselves to overcome obstacles, which is what he watches them do every day. This book's mission is to entertain adults while inspiring teens. The result is "Chasing Prophecy," a story about love, loss, redemption, and monsters.

Boo Radley is the author's all-time favorite literary character, which is how the Seattle-area legend of Bigfoot entered "Chasing Prophecy".

The author lives in Seattle with his beautiful wife and lively eight year old son. When he's not reading and writing, or talking about reading and writing, he's watching too much television and snacking on frozen treats from Trader Joe's. Man, those things are good.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Spotlight} ROBERT S GILL'S The Guardians Universe Volume 1


Eleven-year-old Kwon Kiwambe rushes home after an earth-rumbling explosion comes from the ranch where he and his grandfather lives. When he gets there he finds half of the ranch replaced by a crater and his grandfather lying at the bottom with knives in him. Beside his grandfather’s body is a medallion with a strange design that Kwon has never seen before. So Kwon embarks on a journey through Africa to find Mt. Embor, hoping to find his grandfather’s old friend that he’s heard so much about and maybe find out who might want to take the life of a man who never even had a person speak negatively about him.

The first person he meets is Zembok, a twelve-year-old troll who, after Kwon continues his journey, witnesses his own grandfather’s death by the hands of a knife-wielding psycho wearing a weird outfit, who leaves behind a similar medallion and acknowledges Zembok’s vow for revenge. The young troll goes to find Mt. Embor so he can get his own answers.

Further in the journey, Kwon finds out that over twenty years ago, he and Zembok’s grandfathers were part of a heroic group of super fighters called the Guardians. Now, a half-human, half-demon named Kizm has sent the knife-wielding psycho to eliminate the remaining Guardians and help him forcibly create his own sovereign nation. But while Kwon is seeking closure, his destiny is opening wide.

I'm 28 years old. I was born and raised in North Carolina. Ever since I attended elementary school I had a strange attraction to writing. I think writing is the only way I can actually bring to life some of the weird characters and scenarios that like to play in my brain without actually looking like a lunatic.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Series Spotlight} Riga Hayworth series by Kirsten Weiss -- with giveaway!

{Book Review} The Faerie Guardian, Creepy Hollow Book One, by Rachel Morgan

The Faerie Guardian
by Rachel Morgan
Published Oct 2012
Editions: ebook
Length: approx 298 pages

Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, danger and romance in this YA fantasy from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan...

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

[This novel was originally published in four separate parts: Guardian, Labyrinth, Traitor and Masquerade. It includes bonus scenes at the end that were not published in the individual parts.

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I received this book through Xpresso Book Tours Review Opportunities program!

This book easily captured my attention and kept me glued to the pages as I read it. It is a nicely paced quick read with a lot of action, adventure, and romance. I liked the idea of faerie guardians and their training school and found the magic incredibly interesting, each guardian with similar powers, but different strengths.

With creatures you will be familiar with from other stories such as goblins and pixies and halflings and those that creep in the night, the take on those creatures and the regulation of them through the guardians is quite unique and interesting. The characters and plot are complex and well-constructed, with an old rivalry built upon the bonds of a very old friendship that just tugs at your heart strings. Action, love, betrayal, competition, bonds, trust, this was a fantastic story and one I enjoyed very much!

I am so, so, SO glad that I read this now...because books two and three are already available and something I need to add to my Kindle wishlist. This book ends on a cliffhanger! Gaaaaaaaah. :) But luckily books 2 and 3 are already available so I look forward to reading what develops next! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

{Blog Tour} Nick Englebrecht series by KH Koehler -- with review and giveaway!

{Featured Book of the Week} MY SOUL TO KEEP by Gracie Lea Silverwood

My Soul to Keep
a non-fiction memoir
Book synopsis/description:

Most little girls dream of tea parties and playing with dolls. Their biggest worry is making sure mommy or daddy chase the monsters out of their closets and out from under their bed. However what happens when your own mother is the monster, instead of the arms of love and safety? “My Soul to Keep” is the story of Gracie, a disabled little girl who, from day one, knew she was an unwanted child, just trying to survive and avoid her mother’s daily abuse. All the while, she struggled to hide her pain from the outside world.

Buy MY SOUL TO KEEP today at Amazon

A Note from Gracie...
Thank you for allowing me to be on your site! It has taken me 32 years to get to this point in my life to be comfortable enough to share my story, it was very nerve-wracking to write because even though I love writing I have never written anything for the public before. I am a stay at home mom who is wheelchair bound because I was born with cerebral palsy. I am originally from Canada, but now I reside with my husband and children in a small town in Kentucky.

- Gracie
You can visit Gracie at her:  Website | Facebook | Goodreads

It was also that summer I discovered what a daddy of my own really was, even though he 
was technically my stepfather he never treated me as anything less than a biological daughter, and I was a daddy’s girl through and through. Along with a new dad I also gained another big brother whose name is Steve, and even though we only got to see Steve in the summers, he immediately accepted me as a little sister and not just a step sibling. It was Steve who took me on my first rollercoaster ride, when one weekend during a summer visit we went to Boblo Island Amusement Park near Windsor; it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. In my eyes, my daddy was my personal super hero, however, I also knew he was addicted to the same drugs as my mother. Unlike my mother, he was never mean or abusive to me and he tried to be a buffer when he could between me and my mother. She just learned to be more discreet about her insults and “punishments” when daddy was around, well in the beginning anyway.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

{OPERATION MALLORY} The Works of Stephen C Spencer

If you're wondering about the title of this post, I'm participating in OPERATION MALLORY. Operation Mallory is an indie driven campaign to help out author Stephen C Spencer, a U.S. Navy veteran and cancer survivor. New artwork, new website, and us readers! The first book in the series is free, the rest are one-click priced from 99c to $2.99! Read on about the series, get hooked with that first freebie, and help spread the word by sharing this post! 

If you're a blogger or an author junkie like me and would like to help spread the word, check out Author A.K. Michaels' post here!

Dubbed "America's James Bond", Paul Mallory is a journalist working for the secretive Cramer
Corporation. They don't sell newspapers. Instead, they have equally secretive subscribers who pay a million bucks a year to find out about the news before it happens.

Paul is dispatched to report from the frontlines in what can only be described as immersive
journalism. Frequently Paul goes beyond merely reporting the news - he becomes a part of it.

The Paul Mallory series, written by US Navy Vet and cancer survivor Stephen C Spencer has won
acclaim from critics and readers alike. With four novels out and one on the way, the Paul Mallory
series has plenty to offer the keen thriller reader.

In 2014, Crimeways of Indiana are-releasing the entire Paul Mallory series with beautiful new covers:

For a limited time book one in the series, IT'S ALWAYS DARKEST, is totally free to download at

For the next month the Paul Mallory series is on the biggest book tour in internet history. Find out
more and get involved at

Amazon (these links redirect according to region automatically):
Book 1 - It's Always Darkest
Book 2 - The Devil You Say
Book 3 - Third Time Lucky
Book 4 - Middle of Nowhere
Book 5 - Ghost of a Chance is not out yet, keep an eye on Steve's website for updates. 
Short #1 Window of Opportunity -
Short #2 Role Reversal -
Steve's Amazon profile -

Stephen C. Spencer is the author of the increasingly-popular Paul Mallory series. Spencer lives in
central Indiana with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Kaitlyn and Evan. Find out more about him at

{ARC Review} This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad #1) by Patricia Burroughs

This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad #1) by Patricia Burroughs

Persephone Fury is the Dark daughter, the one they hide.

England, 1811. Few are aware of a hidden magical England, a people not ruled by poor mad George, but the dying King Pellinore of the House of Pendragon.

The Furys are known for their music, their magic, and their historic role as kingmakers. When Fury ambitions demand a political marriage, Persephone is drugged and presented to Society--
Only to be abducted from the man she loves by the man she loathes.

But devious and ruthless, Persephone must defy ancient prophecy, embrace her Dark magic, and seize her own fate.

Be swept away into the first book of a dark fantasy series combining swashbuckling adventure, heart-pounding romance, and plot-twisting suspense.

About the Author:

Award-winning screenwriter and best selling novelist Patricia Burroughs loves dogs, books, movies, and football. A lifelong Anglophile, she treasures her frequent travels in the British Isles researching The Fury Triad, the epic fantasy that has taken over her life and heart. She and her high school sweetheart husband are living happily ever after in their hometown of Dallas, Texas.

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 I love fantasy books like this where the story is complicated, the descriptions rich, and the characters so well-described you can see them in your mind's eye, with sinister looks, ethereal beauty, or what have you.

You can read the description, so I will do my best not to rehash it, but as you can see, there are two Englands. There is the mundane/original England in the world as we know it with a mad King George and then there is the Magi England. The Fury family is part of Magi England and this is where the bulk of the story takes place. To cross from one England into another, one must travel through the fog, something young Persephone Fury discovers when she is abducted by the house tutor, Vespasian. After escaping, she returns a changed woman with a secret. Falling in love with the man who helped her home, she makes her debutante ball looking surreal and gorgeous, helped by her brother Cosmos. There is a strange and weird tension between the Fury family members and I did a lot of puzzling over it in the beginning. I think what I loved most was the description of the Furys' powers. Oh, to have Persephone's gifts. I think every musically inclined person would find her gift amazing and desirable.

This is fantasy at its finest, with love and darkness, plight and opportunity, and complicated twists and turns that hinge on Persephone's decision making. Is it fate or is it destiny or is it choice? This is only book one so we don't know where it will lead us, but the words of her goddess ring ominous for Persephone. She can choose duty & honor or love, but not both. One will have to be enough, so which shall it be? I, for one, am hooked and can only urge Patricia Burroughs to write faster in hopes that I may read on!

I received a print ARC to read and review. My opinions are my own. I do urge you to get this on May 6, 2014 when it releases if you love a well built world with multi-faceted characters and a not so happily ever least, not yet as far as I can see. 


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