Saturday, 28 June 2014

Contact by Laurisa White Reyes- Blog Tour





Title: Contact
Author: Laurisa White Reyes       
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Expected Release Date: June 23rd, 2014
Publisher: Hallowed Ink Press


Blurb:
It takes only half a second…
 …Like those commercials where a crash test dummy rockets forward at high speed and slams into a wall.
…In that instant, every thought in Emma Lynn Walsh’s head collides with mine—every thought, memory, hope, disappointment and dream.
…I open my eyes to see Dr. Walsh peering at me, a puzzled expression on her face.

“Let—go—of—me,” I order though clenched teeth.

Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already, and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira, it’s a curse from which she cannot escape.

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated in the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of a miracle drug. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth…but proving it just might get her killed!

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707931-contact

My Review:

Wow! Contact is such an explosive read. The way Mira explains how it feels when she touches someone, minus the physical pain was how I felt when I read Contact. Mira has the ability to see someone's memories and feelings just by touching them. It makes it hard for Mira to form relationships or even leave the house. Then she meets David. Sexy and cute David who begins to change Mira and show her that it's going to be okay. Then a series of events begun to unravel: betrayals, lies, secrets all make for a gripping read that will make you crave more. Another addictive YA read. I love Contact! I can't wait to get my paperback copy. 5 gazillion shiny stars!



Author Bio:
After earning her B.A. in English in 1995, Laurisa White Reyes spent many years writing for newspapers and magazines before gathering enough courage to live her dream of writing novels. Contact is her third published book. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in creative writing, is a book editor for Hamilton Springs/Xchyler Press, and is the Editor-in-chief of Middle Shelf Magazine. She lives in Southern California with her husband and five children.


Laurisa also has a giveaway going on throughout the tour, which you should totally enter below!

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

The End of Days Series by Meg Collett - Spotlight


I've been lucky enough to review the entire End of Days Trilogy by Meg Collett. If you love angels then you should definately check the series out. The final book in the series, The Only One, comes out June 30th.

The Hunted One

Book 1 in the End of Days series

wattpad cover THE HUNTED ONE The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion.   One simple mistake with a thousand consequences.   Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days.   It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream.  

My Review


The Hunted One is just what I love from a book about angels. I love the whole apocalypse thing. The story is unique, yet holds so many familiar themes. The writing is superb and I can't wait to finish this trilogy. I definitely recommend it. 4/5 stars

The Lost One

Book 2 in the End of Days series

cover reveal TOO They say some things must be broken before they can be fixed. But when Michaela hoped to cast doubt on the Aethere, she never thought things would fall apart like they did. Now the Aethere have turned their attention to the End of Days, and they won’t rest until they obtain the tools of Earth's final destruction: the Seven Seals.   The world is falling apart at the seams, and Michaela finds herself clutching the threads. She alone understands what will happen if the Aethere ever get the seals, and it’s the one thing she will fight to the death to prevent if she has to.   Even amidst the devastation on Earth, Michaela struggles to restore her faith in Gabriel. Together, they'll need to decide if their love is strong enough to erase the line she had fought so hard to draw between holy and fallen.   Michaela said she wanted a war, but when the End is looming, what will she fight for?

My Review

This series just gets better with each book. In The Lost One, we learn more about Clark's parents and origins. We also see more of Lucifer which was exciting. Although at times the characters seem to blend in to each other, and at times were a little dull, the plot and story arcs really carry this book forward. I can't wait to see what happens next. 4/5 stars

Coming Soon: Look out for The Only One Release Day Blitz and my review.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A new dystopian and some new news

Its been a while since i updated you on what i've been up to.
A few things have happened since my last longish blog post so let's see if i can catch up.

The Garden of Death, book 2 in The Eden Chronicles was released (yay) and is now available at all online retailers (links below) I currently have a 99 cent sale going until the end of this week, so make sure you go pick up a copy before it goes back up to full price.



Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks

Secondly, my first ever book baby, The Chronicles of Fire and Ice was FINALLY re-released into the world after many hurdles and is finally the way i want it. Make sure you grab your copies before book 2, The Chronicles of Blood and Stone comes out on July 13th! yay!

Is this version of the Fire and Ice much different from previous versions?

Content wise, no, but it has been re-edited and have added new sentences here and there to help with continuity and have deleted things that weren't needed.
I have also added a brand new beginning to chapter 1 and a pretty in- depth The Chronicle / The Legend of the Archangel lexicon to the back of the book incase you weren't sure about the meanings of things etc, something i have wanted to do for a while but wasn't allowed. It's so worth the re-purchase let me assure you! I can't wait to get mine in paperback! Oh, my editor has also done an AMAZING job of formatting and interior design, THAT alone is worth the re-purchase! its soo pretty!
And the entire series will be formatted the same way.

You can buy your copy of The Chronicles of Fire and Ice below:

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / iBooks

Pre- Order The Chronicles of Blood and Stone now on iBooks!




And then (at last) book 3 of The Legend of the Archangel series, The Chronicles of Silver and Gold, comes out on July 31st.
I can't wait for you to finally read the third installment. I may be a little biased but i think each book gets better with each new installment.

BUT before books 2 and 3 come out,  look out for the cover reveal for The Chronicles of Silver and Gold on July 3rd! It's sure to be amazing!

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In other news, on sunday 22nd june i revealed the cover for my current WIP and upcoming YA dystopian novel, Molten Heart. A special thanks goes to Bex n Books blog for hosting me on their Sunday Author Takeover and the awesomesauce readers for getting my page to my goal of 2,200 likes so i could reveal the cover!!

This cover was designed by my amazing friend, the incredibly talented author Airicka Phoenix!

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Isn't it gorgeous!???

You can find more info about Molten Heart on Goodreads and iBooks including a release date and a pre-order link! (At the time of this post, iBooks haven't uploaded the cover but it should be up soon).

Now back to The Legend of the Archangel news....

THE LEGEND OF THE ARCHANGEL SERIES IS GOING ON TOUR!!!

Yes, you read that right. It's only a blog tour because i am not a millionaire and can't afford to tour around the world in person, but can virtually!

Lady Ambers Tours is hosting the first 3 books in the series for a week long blog tour from August 1- 7

Here's the list of the blog that are taking part:


8/1
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read (Review)

Jazzy Reviews

8/2
Paperback Cowgirl (Promo)

Bella Harte Books (Promo)

8/3
Sweet Treat Reading Reviews (Promo)

Brenda's Blog

8/4
Indie Authors, Books, and More (Review)

8/5
Lady Amber's Reviews

8/6
Tammy's tea time (Review)

8/7
Book Butterfly in Dreamland (Review)

TB Recommendations (Promo)

There are probably more to be added but i will be sharing those on the alloted days on facebook, twitter and google plus!

I'm so excited! I hope many more readers discover The Legend of the Archangel series!

I think that about covers it for now.

COMING SOON: look out for a post regarding my new publishing schedule.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Amber Leaf Publishing Summer Reads program 2014


This year i've been asked to particpate in what i think is a fabulous way to get books out to new readers  - the annual summer reads program run by Amber Leaf Publishing!

The program will begin tomorrow (June 15 US time) and finish on Sepember 15th 2014.

And i'll have most of my books included in the program.

If you would like to find out more about the Summer reads program, please visit the website where you can register and participate.

There's also a chance to win some fabulous prizes just for reading! (Including signed swag from me!)

Friday, 13 June 2014

Sanctum by Cameo Renae - Cover Reveal

Title: Sanctum (The After Light Saga #2)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design Photography
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Blurb: The Arvy threat worsens each day. They continue to destroy the hive’s vital fuel resources, leaving us with one option— evacuate to the largest government bunker, located in South Dakota. The injured hive members are moved as first priority, but a disastrous event occurs on the way to our drop-off zone. We find ourselves in a ghost town, surrounded by spiteful, revenge filled Arvies. Chaos ensues and our death toll rises. Just when we think the end has come, unsuspected help arrives. We are rescued and brought to an underground bunker. They call it Sanctum. With no way of reaching outside help, we must depend on each other to reach our pick-up zone, thirty miles away. If we don’t make it in time, we will be left for dead. Time is ticking. My name is Abigail Park. I am a survivor.
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be. I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them. In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013. One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Dead of Night by Carlyle Labuschagne - Cover Reveal

Title: Dead of Night
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Romance

Expected Release Date: October 2014

Publisher: Hallowed Ink Press

Blurb: 

In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.


World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all mankind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take - because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?
Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel "The Broken Destiny" reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013. 
Her become a published author prgramme for students launched Feb 2014. 
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

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