Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Darksoul by Eveline Hunt FREE on Amazon!

Hey peeps! I've kind of been away for a while, and I still haven't done the Cover Love for August. I'm really really really sorry about that. I'll try to do it some time soon.. :/

But that's not what today's post is about. I'm here because some days ago my favourite Wattpad story got published! Wattpad is a community for readers and writers alike, to share and read what they like to their heart's content, all for free. From there I found the paranormal/romance story KISS ME, KILL ME (the original version of DARKSOUL) when its chapters were still released regularly. I haven't read the published version yet, but from what I've heard it's quite different from KM, KM. Still, it seems it's going to be even better! Eveline Hunt is a talented writer who has created a strong young heroine who won't be afraid to speak her mind.

The ebook will be free until Friday, so
hurry up and get it NOW!

Genres: YA / Paranormal / Romance
Length: 370 pages
Description: Seventeen-year-old Hazel Lisle has a problem. Or two. Or three.

Problem number one: Asher Evans, her best friend and long-time crush. A lover of piercings with tan skin and a posh British accent, he’s spunky, fun, dirty-mouthed...and clearly more than what he seems.

Then there is Hunter Slade. Cold. Infuriating. Unreadable. He knows just how to work her last nerve. But under his calm, impassive mask, he’s hiding a terrible secret of his own.

Hunter and Ash are the least of Hazel’s worries. Someone is out to kill her, and she has no idea why. Monsters seem to come from left and right. Invisible wings follow her everywhere she goes. There’s a voice, soft and strangely familiar, inside her head. After a series of scary encounters, Hazel doesn't know who or what to believe. Only one thing is for sure: She will not go down without a fight.

**Due to strong language and crude sexual themes, this book is only recommended for readers ages 16 and up.**

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hereditary Book Blast‏ & Giveaway


It's release day for HEREDITARY!

This means a chance to celebrate.

Because HEREDITARY is a FREEEEEEE Holloway Pack short story, which means you can go grab your copy now and not have to pay a penny.

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And if you've yet to read the Holloway Pack series? Fear not, because HEREDITARY can be read just as easily as a standalone. So, you, too, can go grab your copy now.

Here's what it's all about:


The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.


Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.

When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.

Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.

It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.


For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.

Release Date: August 13th 2014

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Pssst, if you visit J.A. Belfield's post, you can listen to her read a short passage, too!

But before you vanish, be sure to enter below in the celebratory giveaway to win a pair of signed Caged bookmarks ....


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Hey, maybe you can use it to add MORE Holloway Pack to your eReader. ;)

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway

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#4 Cover Love - July 2014

Clearly I was late with this (past) month's post. Sorry about that. But, however corny it may sound, better late than never, huh? We had some pretty amazing covers this July, but the picky person I am, high resolution images revealed bits on some covers that made me change my mind more than once while I was on the lookout for the best. I like clear photos and well made manips. But sadly, many covers aren't the same up close as they are on small icons. (Am I being judgmental or what?)

July's winner was something I at first overlooked, but on closer inspection later on I just fell in love with. Without further ado, here's the golden beauty!

And the cover of the month is...

...Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson!

The black and gold combination on this cover is just breathtaking! The thin layer of water on a solid surface was a great idea. Its rippling leaves a beautiful natural texture, and the dark reflection of the trees adds a bit mysterious touch to everything, while this girl stands there alone. I don't know what's up with the handprint, but it looks cool and a little creepy, whether it was intended or not. I also like the font, with it's effects and placement. It fits perfectly with the rest of the cover, not to mention that 'copper' and 'magic' are exactly the words to describe this cover with! The whole thing looks very magical.

Some others that caught my eye:

It was hard to make up my mind, so this month I've again chosen more than three additional covers to feature in this Cover Love post. This happened mainly because I found three similar covers from this one series (that you probably recognize), but all different, and all published in July. It was simply impossible to pick out just one, so I'm going to feature these three separately from the rest.

Thanks again for reading! I continue to wait for your thought on my picks. Or if you have your own favourites from this past or current month, feel free to share them and I might use the latter in my next Cover Love post!

Have a nice day, everyone! (:

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Tesla Gate by John D. Mimms Book Blast & Giveaway

Tesla Gate
The Tesla Gate

When a cosmic storm enters Earth’s atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm’s side effect – anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly stranded here, visible, and can interact with the living.

With the world thrown into chaos, Thomas Pendleton is eager to make up for many broken promises to his six-year-old son, Seth. Soon after the storm, they set out on a road trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, completely unaware of the social and political maelstrom they’re heading into that will change their lives forever.

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Excerpt (The prologue)

The day the storm hit, the world was changed forever.

Its severity would not be measured in property damage or loss of life, although the latter could be argued. This storm’s impact turned man’s beliefs completely upside down; the social upheaval would be worse than the aftermath of any storm in history.

Though this storm did not bring hurricane force winds, driving rain, cyclones or even floods, its effects would be far more subtle … but the impact every bit as palpable. This storm had unique origins and, unlike most weather events, it was not relegated to one geographic area. Indeed it covered the entire planet; no one was left unaffected.

Living or dead.


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Author John D. Mimms

John D. Mimms is a business owner, paranormal researcher, and author. John served as the Technical Director for the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST). During his four-year tenure with the organization, he helped supervise over 100 investigations and wrote more than sixteen technical articles. One of John's articles, titled "A Christmas Carol Debunked," was read live on Parazona Radio by Paul Bradford of Ghost Hunters International fame. John also wrote the ARPAST technical/training manual which is a comprehensive guide on equipment usage, investigation protocol, and scientific theory for paranormal research.

In 2009 John decided to couple his knowledge of paranormal phenomena with his lifelong love of literary fiction. Among his titles are The Great Keep, Death Theory, and The Lemonade Girl. John is currently working on book two of The Tesla Gate trilogy.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cover Reveal - Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett & Giveaway

Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood and Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Designer: Mae I Design
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 201

Book Description:
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website at http://www.danielleannett.blogspot.com or follow on on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDanielleAnnett and on twitter @Danielle_Annett

“Mike you and I both know that that isn’t going to happen so why don’t you just tell me what fur ball they’re going to saddle me with.” I said as I collected my stack of papers and organized them into a semi-neat pile.
Mike noisily cleared his voice, “Uh hey Ari…”
“God I hope that whoever it is that he isn’t a complete moron. If I’m going to be stuck with a pack partner, the least they can do is send me someone competent.” Mike noisily cleared his throat again.
“What?” I asked, looking up from my desk.
I was greeted by a tall man standing just inside the office, casually leaning against the doorframe. He had tousled brown hair and steely grey colored eyes. High cheekbones and a strong jaw formed his masculine face and a hint of stubble dusted his jaw line, not enough to appear unkempt but just enough to give a roguish impression. Dressed in black jeans, a black T, and a black leather jacket, he oozed tall, dark and handsome with deadly intent.
“That would be this fur ball right here.” He said, an arrogant grin lifting the corner of his mouth. I let my head fall to the surface of my desk, then for good measure I gently knocked my forehead on its smooth surface, one, two, three times. Dammit I couldn’t believe I had just called him a freaking fur ball! I could feel my cheeks warm in embarrassment and did my best to hide it.
“You all done with the show?” He asked as I lifted my head from the desk. I glared at him for good measure and then allowed my head to connect with the desk’s surface once more before sitting up. rubbing the slight sting away “Yea, I’m done.” I told him. Well, at least this wouldn’t be as bad as I had thought. James was the only shifter that I actually personally knew and was one of the few individuals I considered a friend. I met James about six months ago at a shifter bar downtown, though at the time I didn’t actually know that it was a shifter bar.
A group of coyotes had decided I was easy prey and were giving me a pretty hard time. James had intervened before things got out of hand which basically meant that he stopped me from wiping the floor with their coyote asses and burning the entire building to ash.  It was probably a good thing that he had stepped in but I remember being furious with him at the time, I had really wanted to give those bastards a piece of my mind and show them that I wasn’t just some naive little girl. That was back when I was still cocky over my abilities. Things had changed since then and the thought was sobering. Now being a pyrokinetic was something I had to hide and honestly, that just plain sucked.
“So, you’re my partner?”
James nodded, his face going serious, “Yea I’m you’re partner, ready to do something reckless?”
I smiled at that, James knew me all to well.
Grabbing my messenger bag I followed James out of the office, aware of Mike’s unapproving gaze on my every step.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

#3 Cover Love - June 2014

Our first month of summer is nearing its end (unless you're from Australia), which means it's about time for another Cover Love post. This time it was extremely difficult to pick out only the best. So many wonderful covers on wonderful books have been released to the world! Doesn't it just make you happy? It sure makes me happy. Now, if only I had a credit card, tons of money, and my own library...

Back to the pretties. I knew since the beginning of June what my favourite cover of the month would be, but as weeks went by, I realized I'll be having some trouble with the rest of my picks. Therefore, instead of picking THREE to stand below my very favourite, I'm picking FIVE. What a fabulous month in book covers it was, I just can't tell you guys enough! :D

And the cover of the month is...

...The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset!

I love a well-made photomanipulation. I can't detect any errors in the mixing of stock pieces. And I love the colors: the contrast in the dark alley above, the almost glowing light purple water and the blending of violets, the bright red flower and even the not-entirely-white of the text. Simple fonts are my favourites as well. The boy reaching out from this other dimension with a simple flower, a clear sign of love, is adorable.

As for the models - first you'd need to know that I've never been into fashion or modelling. I've seen models in magazines and TV and I've never once thought these people are extraordinary. Their weird poses make them, well, weird, and what seems to be their standard in facial expressions is most often simply awkward. Guess I just like naturality in people's appearances. But the point is, I usually don't like people on book covers. They often look like models in middle of photo shoots rather than real characters from the books. Then why do I like this cover? Firstly, their poses are quite natural. The expression on the girl's face is slightly fake, but it's a very tiny speck among the awesomeness. I will definitely get myself a copy of THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS, for both the summary and the great cover!

Some others that caught my eye:

I'd gladly hear your opinions on the book covers of this month! What do you think of my picks? What has caught your eye? Do you have any of this June's pretty covers on your shelf and do they look even prettier in print? I want to hear all about it! (: