Friday, 31 May 2013

The Edge of Darkness by Melissa Andrea- Release day blitz

This is one book i have been waiting for since i heard Melissa was writing it!

This is Melissa's second book but first NA contemporary romance novel.

Here is a little info about it:



The Edge of Darkness Blurb

The Edge of Darkness
After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…

Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE.

DARE them to LOVE

DARE them to LIVE

Melissa's Bio:

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.  I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Readinghas always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation.  The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.
 I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizonaas my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother& my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for amore amazing person to be raised by.
4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirtywith the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle(including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I likeeven numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a littlewith my list, shhhh.

Melissa Andrea

You can stalk Melissa here at the following links:


I cannot wait to get my hands on this! 
The Edge of Darkness is out NOW!

Amazon

Barnes and Noble







Thursday, 30 May 2013

Broken Prince by Jen Wylie- Review

Last night i finished this book, the second in the Broken Ones series by Jen Wylie and today i've been trying to rack my brain for something to say. The truth is there are just no words to describe how i feel upon finishing this epic epic fantasy novel!

The Story continues for Aro, Prince, Bo and Kei but there's a tragic loss of one of the band of travellers but the addition of new member (I cannot say who they are. You will have to read the book to find out!) They are on their way to take Prince home, who has fallen gravely ill being so far away from his kingdom.

There are many tender heartfelt moments (Prince and Aro moments squeee!), funny moments and also bittersweet ones.

Jen is such a fantastic story teller and i am proud to call myself a friend and fan!

Bring on book 3!

If you want to read the first  book in the Broken Ones series, Broken Aro you can find it here.
Broken Prince officially releases on June 1


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Garden of Eden on Tour and Treacherous release date

You may have heard me blogging and talking about moving the release date for my next two releases back until after my trip to South America, with no tentative release date for Treacherous, well there is some good news!

Treacherous now has a release date!

It will be.... (drum roll please!).... October 1st and a tour will be announced soon.

As for the Garden of Eden, i have organised the tour dates for it with my tour host,

and they are;

Blog tour: 24th august- 31st august

Release day blitz: 31st august

And we still need lots more bloggers for the release day blitz!

If you are a blogger and are interested, please contact Lady Amber's Reviews here by sending her a private message and tell her you want to be involved in 'The Garden of Eden Release Day Blitz', and what type of post you want to do (promo, interview, review etc).

All help is appreciated. I heart you guys <3

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Change of Release dates

I'm so so very sorry to do this to you, but i'm afraid i have to change the release dates for Treacherous and The Garden of Eden on you. I was originally going to releasing Treacherous first then The Garden of Eden, but that seems a bit silly as The Garden of Eden is finished and Treacherous is not. Also i have a cover for Treacherous but The Garden of Eden does not yet have a cover... but it will soon!

Dates will be announced soon for the cover reveal for The Garden of Eden and its release day blitz and blog tour. That is all pending on the cover which i am in talks with my designer about. A sign up sheet will be posted when i know definate dates.

Then it will be time to organise the release day blitz and blog tour for Treacherous. I am getting excited and anxious about the rest of the year, how about you?

Why am i pushing back the release dates you ask?

Well, i originally planned to release Treacherous August 15th and The Garden of Eden sep, oct or nov  this year but because i am going to South America in the middle of July for about 3 weeks i have to push everything back to after i get back.

The new release date for The Garden of Eden will be.... August 31st and the release date for Treacherous is still pending. The good news is i am about half way through writing Treacherous!

One by Mari Arden- Cover reveal and Giveaway

I just love doing cover reveals for all my amazing author friends! This new one i was excited about because Mari is so lovely and her first book Flame i am in love with. When i found out Mari was going to be releasing a new book i knew i just had to become involved!

If you don't know anything about Mari you can find her at the following links:


AUTHOR BIO: 
I'm Mari Arden (Mari rhymes with safari). Teacher by day, author by night. When I'm not living my double life I like to hike and try foods from all over the world. Up until recently, I used to be scared of dogs. Even puppies. True story. Now I'm just afraid of anything with more than six legs. I write to soothe my soul and to, hopefully, entertain YOU. 

Adventurous? Come join my double life!



Here is the blurb for her new book, One.


ONE

Jules Hendricks has had a string of bad "firsts."
 Embarrassing first kiss. Traumatic first date. An obsessive first boyfriend she can't understand.
It's taken her years but she's finally able to leave her small town life behind for a new start as a freshmen at UW- Madison. For Jules this chance to be independent and rebuild her life is an opportunity she won't ever let anyone take from her again. She's determined to make something of herself without a man by her side, in front, behind or anywhere near her.
Reid "Pax" Paxton is the star quarterback for the UW Badgers. His brush with death makes him understand how precious life is, and how important it is to take life by the horns, unafraid. Jules knows he's dangerous for her. Dark hair. Smoldering eyes. Killer smile. That dimple. That body. Those arms. Pax is everything she's trying to run away from, but she can't help coming back for more. Slowly he begins to show a life together can be more than just a dream. It can be their reality. The truth about reality is it's not always sunshine and butterflies.
Sometimes it's a wasteland.
Sometimes secrets can't stay buried.
Sometimes your past will find a way to hunt you down.

And now for the cover!


Here's a little excerpt. It sounds great ;)

ONE

**Warning: the contents of this book are intended for readers 18+ and older due to explicit adult situations.        

            "Do I make you nervous?" His husky drawl drips like chocolate covering a ripe, round strawberry. Does he make me nervous? Does a simmering volcano make an ant nervous?
            I swallow. "Nervous? I'm not nervous," I babble, refusing to look at him. I'm in physical pain. What's that thing I do where I take in air, and then let it out? Oh yeah, breathing. I need to do that.
            Like right now.
            I make a strangled sound and inhale through my nostrils, taking in the smoky air like a ravenous puppy finding milk. Instantly I feel Pax's heat next to me. Soon I'll be immersed in it, wrapped in it.
            Wrapped around him.
            So does that make me nervous? Only a hundred kinds of nervous.
            "Time to begin!" Cade yells, as he jogs back to Pax and I, flashing his pearly whites. He pounds Pax on the back. "Don't drop the ball," he grins.
            "As if I ever do."
            Cade turns to me. I see the second he registers my cleavage is exposed to the world. His eyes appraise me slowly. He gives me an appreciative grin. "Well, hello there."
            "Hi," I reply. "Um, should we start now?" I don't mean to be rude, but I'm a second away from vomiting every cell inside me, and call me crazy, but I'd prefer not to start off my year known as the Vomiter.
            "Yes," Pax glares at Cade. "Let's start." He inserts himself between us, blocking Cade's view of me. His firm, half naked body is next to my face. Pax's musky cologne combined with a sweaty scent unique to him assails my nostrils until my senses are reeling out of control.
            Cade chuckles, looking amused. I want to glare at him. I don't find anything amusing about this. "Ready when you are."
            Pax turns to me, his emerald eyes dark pools in the sunlight. This close I see every glorious inch of him, from the tiny stubbles of black hair covering the lower part of his face to the rippling six pack decorating his stomach like a tattoo. I don't dare look any lower. My pulse skitters. I forget to breathe. Something hard and hot unfurls in my belly. Unable to tear my gaze from him I watch helpless as his mouth drifts closer, until he' so close his breath mingles with mine.
            "Ride me."

Excerpt copyright 2013 Mari Arden



Also Mari has informed me she is having a little giveaway to go along with the reveal. You can enter the rafflecopter here.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Touching Fire By Airicka Phoenix


Book Name: Touching Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Series: Touch Saga, book 2
Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Release date: June, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance.
Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content
Formats: ebook & paperback


 


Other Novels:
Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook - www.amazon.com/Touching-Smoke-Touch-Series-ebook/dp/B008RB72NW

Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook) - http://www.amazon.com/Whispered-Beginnings-Fiction-Writers-Anthology/dp/1617521221
Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback) - www.amazon.com/Whispered-Beginnings-Fiction-Writers-Anthology/dp/1617521221
<strong>Social Networks:</strong>
Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix) - https://twitter.com/#!/AirickaPhoenix
GoodRead - http://www.goodreads.com/AirickaPhoenix

Touching Fire Synopsis

Fallon’s on the run again, but this time, she’s not alone and she has a direction — she’s going to meet the man whose blood runs through her veins, the only man who can finally tell her who… what she is and why Garrison wants her so badly. But the truth may be more than she can handle when she falls from one world into another, one that shouldn’t exist and learns truths about herself that she may wish she never knew.
Faced with a reality so beyond comprehension, Fallon must accept the destiny she’s given because Garrison will stop at nothing to insure the success of The Amalie Project, even if he must do the unthinkable and become just like Fallon.
Touch Vengeance. Touch Malice. Touch Fire.




Excerpt
He was still waiting when I joined him again, composed. He stood with his back against the wall, his hands lost deep into the folds of his pockets. He was studying his shoes, his hair falling in thick fringes over his eyes. Those blue eyes rose, crystalline pools of electricity, and met mine, and my world stopped. My breath stopped. My heart would have stopped if it wasn’t drumming a tempo of pure elation at the sight of him. It ached, so desperate for the need to be closer. God, it was never close enough. I could crawl into him, burrow into his soul and it wouldn’t be enough.
I took a step closer, as unsteady as a new born calf. He caught my hand, reeled me to him without ever pushing away from the wall. I was pulled into the space between his feet, held there as he bent my arm and twisted it around my own waist. I was pressed into him, his thighs hard against mine. I felt his heartbeat through the fingertips he traced over the curve of my cheek.
“Stop touching me,” I gasped, cotton-mouthed, half-crazed by the possibility that he might take me seriously.
“Why?” His breath fanned over my dry and already parted lips.
I opened my eyes, surprised to find them closed. “Because I won’t want you to stop.”
The band of steel around my waist tightened until I was supported only by him, by his arm, his chest, his heat, his scent… God, I was home! My fingers curled into the soft material of his fresh, clean shirt. He must have changed, but it was yet another black t-shirt.
“I can’t.” His lips wrote each word against mine in the caress of butterfly wings.
My bones liquefied. I nearly fainted.
“Why?” The single word was a mere movement of my lips.
His free hand shackled my chin, guided my face up, held me prisoner to eyes much too animal to be human. “Because I don’t want to stop.”
If there was ever any possibility of remembering to breathe, it was gone. I was barely conscious, barely even sane as I sunk into blissful madness cured only by his lips… his touch.
“Touch me!” My desperate plea was met with a fierce growl.
His eyes, dark, feral, bore into mine. “Not here!”
I opened my mouth to protest, to beg, but his finger against my lips became a barricade, trapping the words on my tongue.
“Don’t!” he hissed. His finger drew back, traced the curve of my bottom lip. His eyes followed the slow caress the way a cat watches a canary. “I can’t promise I’m completely in control right now.”

Author Bio


 Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books. 

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at:
http://airickaphoenix.com/Author