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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Whoa...it's been a while

YIKES!!!

It's been a while since my last post. With the chemo, I tend to pass out nightly pretty early. My reading levels have dropped waaaaaaaaaaay down.

Some notable books I've read lately: Moseh's Staff by AW Exley was simply perfection. I know it's the last in the Artifact Hunter's series, but I'm going to hold on with diehard hope that Nate & Cara just take over AW's brain and demand another story...

Crave the Rose by Karen Kincy. Now, I love and adore Ardis & Wendel from Karen's diesel punk series. This is different; this was a modern romance with two flawed characters who are like magnets towards one another. Watching their ebbs and tides was a really great read.

I'm currently reading  The Complete Grimm Chronicles (The Grimm Chronicles) by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine. This is a fun read! Alice Goodenough is annoying here and there where it sounds like she's not listening or paying attention, but then I realized that, DEEEEEEEEERP this is the collection of novellas together and not just one large novel. So there is a little of review for those who read these as novels.

I'm gearing up for my first reader's convention. I'm going to Lovely Ladies & Naughty Books in Atlantic City in June. The signing is on Saturday, June 6 at Harrah's! My friend Amy and I are traveling down together and I'm SO excited because:

  • this is my first book signing/reader convention
  • I get to see my close friend from high school in the first time in nearly 20 years. We've stayed in touch, but haven't been able to get together. 
  • I get to meet a long term pen pal that I've known for...gosh 10 years? I'm SO excited to meet her! 
  • I get to meet one of my favorite authors, get her to sign my books, give her a gigantic hug, and then do the same to her assistant, who is one of the best people on the planet whom I love chatting with online. 
  • My buddy and I are psyched to gamble a little, shop a lot, and head over to Ripley's Believe it or not oddities museum! 
  • I have a selfie stick and I'm not gonna be afraid to use it! :D 

Since I haven't been blogging much, and there's a book coming out next month that I'm so psyched about, so I think I'm gonna link up the other books by the same author and give you little teasers. I'm gonna drag out my old reviews and stuff. :) 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

{Blitz{ MEET ME IN THE DARK by JA HUSS ... out now! w/giveaway



Meet Me In The Dark (A Dark Suspense) by J.A. Huss
Publication date: April 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense


Synopsis:

He’s empty, inhuman, dishonest, and cruel.
She’s never wanted anyone more.

Sydney has lived in fear for eight years after freelance assassin, Merc, failed to rescue her from a cult-like militia group. Left in the hands of a sadistic man, she did whatever it took to survive. But Merc’s last words gave her hope. Hope he’d be back to finish the job.

After Merc is betrayed by her father, Sydney becomes his target. He wields sex, drugs, lies, and love like weapons. Merc knows just what to do with a fearful girl like Sydney. He’s in control. He’s always in control. 

But Sydney Channing is not what she appears. And Merc’s only redeeming act—the very one that made Sydney’s life a living hell—might just be his worst mistake yet. 

WARNING: Meet Me In The Dark is a STANDALONE, non-traditional, DARK ,CAPTIVE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. It is not intended for sensitive readers.

MEET ME IN THE DARK IS A STANDALONE, romantic suspense novel ON SALE NOW:





AUTHOR BIO:
JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her kick-ass romance blog, New Adult Addiction (www.newadultaddiction.com).

If you're interested in getting your hands on an advanced release copy of her upcoming books, sneak peek teasers, or information on her upcoming personal appearances, you can join her newsletter list (http://eepurl.com/JVhAr) and get those details delivered right to your inbox.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

{Book Review} DYING FOR HER by Kory M Shrum

I apologize for just doing the copy/paste method from Goodreads, but with all my medical issues, etc., I'd prefer to just share as quickly as possible! Thankfully, Goodreads provides me a way to do it! :)

Dying for HerDying for Her by Kory M. Shrum

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Disclaimer: I received an early copy of this book to read and review honestly. No other compensation was offered nor accepted.

The Cabin Goddess introduced me to Kory M Shrum's DYING FOR A LIVING when the author was offering Read to Review copies. And, being the lover of Urban Fantasy that I am, I snapped it up. IT SO DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It was a five star read for me (and dudes...it's currently free to read over at amazon: http://amzn.to/1amuAwY) and so was the second book, DYING BY THE HOUR.

It's not often that an author can keep the momentum going. But Kory M Shrum absolutely did with this third installment. This takes place along the same timeline as DYING BY THE HOUR, but told from Brinkley's point of view and with flashbacks that give you more to the story. It is seamless between flashbacks and the current timeline.

What I loved about this book, as with the others in the series, is how the author brings her characters to life with emotion. Heart-wrenching, eviscerating emotion. From sympathizing with Brinkley to aching for his heartache, to all the feels for Jackson, Shrum takes you on another ride from the very first page to the very last.

I will absolutely read on in this series. I cannot wait for the next installment!



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Monday, April 6, 2015

{COVER REVEAL} Day and Knight by Dirk Greyson



Title: Day and Knight
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Day and Knight (Book 1)
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Adventure
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 4 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
As former NSA, Dayton (Day) Ingram has national security
chops and now works as a technical analyst for Scorpion. He longs for field
work, and scuttling an attack gives his chance. He’s smart, multilingual, and a
technological wizard. But his opportunity comes with a hitch—a partner,
Knighton (Knight), who is a real mystery. Despite countless hours of research,
Day can find nothing on the agent, including his first name!
Former Marine Knight crawled into a bottle after losing his
family. After drying out, he’s offered one last chance: along with Day, stop a
terrorist threat from the Yucatan. To get there without drawing suspicion, Day
and Knight board a gay cruise, where the deeply closeted Day and equally
closeted Knight must pose as a couple. Tensions run high as Knight communicates
very little and Day bristles at Knight’s heavy-handed need for control.
But after drinking too much, Day and Knight wake up in bed.
Together. As they near their destination, they must learn to trust and rely on
each other to infiltrate the terrorist camp and neutralize the plot aimed at
the US’s technological infrastructure, if they hope to have a life after the
mission.  One that might include each
other.


Dirk is very much an outside kind of man.  He loves travel and seeing new things.  Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades.  He has a Master’s Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job.  But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he's built.  Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.  
Places to contact Dirk 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

{Tour}Sue Duff's MASKS & MIRRORS



Synopsis:
Ian Black’s commitment to safeguarding Earth has come at a price. His career as an illusionist is at a standstill and attending to the planet’s needs has distanced him from his best friend, his guardians, and the woman he loves. When presented with an opportunity to perform, Ian seizes the chance. But moments before he takes the stage, Ian encounters the mysterious Jaered and a rebel force fighting to protect Earth alongside the Weir.

Jaered is determined to stop a malevolent Weir from releasing a drug capable of wiping out the last vestiges of their race and plunging Earth into self-destruction. But when Jaered is willing to sacrifice an innocent child to obtain the drug for himself, Ian risks everything to uncover the secrets of the rebel forces and their true intentions for Earth’s survival.


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 Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was offered nor would it have been accepted. 

This is my review of FADE TO BLACK, book one in The Weir Chronicles.

Magic? Check. Urban fantasy? Check. Characters that intrigue you? Check. Sue Duff's FADE TO BLACK was one of those books whose premise hooked me in, combined with an interesting cover that hints of things to come, I knew I had to read this book. I was not disappointed! 

The book starts off with a bang and drops you in the middle of some action, however I found it a bit confusing at first and not sure what was going on. Duff does a wonderful job of revealing the story as it unfolds and giving you a dose of background without making it a telling or a lecture. 

Once you reach midpoint in this novel, you have a fair estimation of what's at stake, who is at play, and eager to read the rest of the story. I'm definitely looking forward to continuing reading The Weir Chronicles and have added it to my TBR!

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Author Bio:
Sue has been writing since high school but never became serious about it until a skiing accident laid her up for an entire summer and she turned on the word processor to combat the boredom. A couple years later, her first urban fantasy novel, Fade to Black, was a finalist in the RMFW Colorado Gold Writing Contest. By day, she’s a dedicated speech-language therapist in an inner city school district to pay the bills but her life as a writer is her true passion and the creative outlet keeps her sane.

Sue is a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and The Pikes Peak Writers. Her creativity extends into her garden and the culinary arts. She is the second oldest of six girls with an avid reader mom and her dad, the family’s single drop of testosterone in a sea of estrogen. Fate thought it hilarious to give her a son but maternal instincts swing both ways and she didn’t break the little bugger. She lives in Colorado with her miniature dachshund, Snickers and hears from her son, Jonathan whenever he needs something.

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