Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cover Reveal: Fear Me, Fear Me Not






Fear Me, Fear Me Not
Elodie Nowodazkij
Publication date: September 27th 2016
Genres: Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
SCREAM meets FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS in this new young adult romantic suspense novel by Elodie Nowodazkij.

Fear is power. They fear me. They don’t fear me enough. Every year a girl disappears in Gavert County, Texas. Their bodies are found days, sometimes months, later with an angel wing carved on their face. They call me “the Angel Killer” and I’m on the hunt again. But this time, it’s personal.

Seventeen-year-old cheerleader Erin Hortz has been warned about the Angel Killer all her life. She never walks alone in the dark. She doesn’t talk to strangers. She doesn’t accept drinks at parties. All she wants is to finish her senior year with a win at the Miss Junior Queen of Hearts pageant, capture the perfect light over the lake with her new camera, and finally catch the attention of her best friend Nadia’s brother—former football star Dimitri Kuklev. Since his injury, they’ve been spending a lot of time together. And getting to know the real Dimitri—not the one she put on a pedestal in her diary is better than she could ever have imagined. And she’s falling hard.

Nineteen-year-old Dimitri’s injury brought him from football superstar with universities from all around the country knocking at his door to not knowing what he wants to do with his life. Taking classes at the local community college is supposed to get him back on track, but all he wants is to be on the field again. The only person who seems to understand him is the one he swore to keep in the friend zone: Erin. His sister Nadia’s best friend and the reason why he can’t keep a girlfriend. Between their early morning jogs, their time spent at the lake laughing, and their late night conversations, he’s having a hard time remembering why it’s such a bad idea.

But when Nadia doesn’t come home after a party, Dimitri and Erin know they must find her before it’s too late—even if that means risking their own lives and everything Erin’s ever known.

Because the main suspect is Erin’s father.


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Author Bio:

Elodie Nowodazkij was raised in a tiny village in France, where she could always be found a book in hand. At nineteen, she moved to the US, where she learned she'd never lose her French accent. Now she lives in Maryland with her husband, their dog and their cat.

She's also a serial smiley user.





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Monday, August 15, 2016

Shadow Born--New Release Alert!






Shadow Born
Jasmine Walt & Rebecca Hamilton
(Shadows of Salem #1)
Publication date: August 16th 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Chicago Police Detective Brooke Chandler is keeping a secret… and if she’s not careful, it could get her killed.

Brooke is no stranger to the supernatural. In Chicago, vampires are just as prevalent as drug lords, and infinitely more bloodthirsty. So when her partner and fiancé dies in a mysterious fire while chasing down a lead in Salem, she suspects something dark and otherworldly is at play.

Blessed with the ability to see into the past by touching inanimate objects, Brooke transfers to the Salem PD, hoping her talent will help her get to the bottom of things. Between dodging assassination attempts and being stonewalled at every turn, the going is tough. Add in a mysterious fae club owner with secrets of his own and a personal grudge against her, and it becomes nearly impossible.

If Brooke wants to play in the supernatural sandbox, she’s going to have to roll up her sleeves and get dirty. But how many people will have to die for Brooke to discover the truth about her fiance? And is she even ready to know?

Find out what lurks in the SHADOWS OF SALEM by pre-ordering SHADOW BORN, the latest Urban Fantasy hit readers are comparing to Karen Marie Moning and Patricia Briggs.



EXCERPT:

“They’re conniving, manipulative, and take things that don’t belong to them.” Maddock hissed, then shoved to his feet. “Such as the fae that have been going missing recently.”

“Well, I can’t argue with that,” I muttered, eyeing him warily. He was glaring at me, as if this were somehow my fault. “But how do you know it’s the witches doing this? A symbol on a wall isn’t what I call concrete evidence.”

Maddock crossed his arms and glared down at me, making my heart jump into my throat. “So yer defending them now? Somehow I’m not surprised.”

His sarcastic tone was so accusatory that his behavior suddenly made sense. All the animosity, the condemning glares…

“You think I’m a witch, don’t you?” I jabbed a finger at him. “That’s why you don’t like me, and why you always look at me like I’m a piece of shit stuck to your shoe.”

“I dinnae know what ye are,” Maddock growled, clamping his hand around my forearm. “Aside from a heaping of trouble. But right now, I need ye, which is why I’m tolerating yer presence in this city. Now let’s get going already. I’ve something to show ye.”



Author Bios:

Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.

Rebecca Hamilton is represented by the ever-more-amazing Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Author links:

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Jasmine Walt: I'm obsessed with books, chocolate, and sharp, pointy objects. Somehow, those three things melded together in my head and transformed into a desire to write. Usually fantastical stuff, with a healthy dose of action and romance. My characters are a little (okay, a lot) on the snarky side, and they swear, but they mean well. Even the villains sometimes.

When I'm not working on my next book, you can find me working on my dao sword form, spending time with my family, or binge-watching superhero shows on Netflix. I love to hear from my readers, so if you've got a question or just want to say hi, feel free to contact me via my website at www.jasminewalt.com.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Love and Gelato Hardback #Giveaway




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Thursday, July 28, 2016

HUGE #Giveaway

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YA Wednesday Review: Where You End, by Anna Pellicioli

Where You EndWhere You End by Anna Pellicioli

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This book was kind of...strange. I'm not sure how else to describe it. I've been thinking about how to review this book for a week or two, and I'm just not sure. The 'romance' is pretty realistic. I liked how obsessive the heroine is after being dumped. I know some people are annoyed with characters like that, but I thought it was pretty realistic.

The relationship between the two girls was just sort of weird, and I never really 'got' it. And then for a photographer to forget that someone stole her camera, with all her pictures on it? It was just really weird. It was all I could think about while reading, and I'm not even a photographer. And our MC doesn't seem to notice. Which might be okay, if later she says how she was so worried about her friend she forgot about her camera. But she never mentions it again. It didn't ring true with the character at all.

Overall, it was nice to read a book where the main focus was not romance. But the plot holes and oversights were too distracting to overlook.



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

YA Wednesday: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A few years ago, I read “The Summer I Turned Pretty” and pretty much hated it. I didn’t think I’d ever read anything by this author again, but this was chosen for one of my book clubs, and my library had the audio, so I grabbed it one day. I was drawn in right away by the strong sisterhood element and the lovable main character.

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Even though the plot is not terribly original, I have to give Han props for completely surprising me. By the time Lara Jean realizes she likes Peter, of course I’d realized it a long time before. But at first, it was the last thing I could imagine. The author does a fantastic job of revealing Peter’s character and slowly revealing Lara Jean’s preconceptions and misconceptions.

Lara Jean was sort of naïve, but strong and spunky, too. She was a good girl who didn’t let people walk all over her—very rare in romances. I liked that she was real, that she liked baking and scrapbooking instead of running around getting drunk. Not that I don’t also enjoy books like that, but it’s refreshing to find a character that is so believable as a typical high school student. So typical, in fact, that you might think she’d be boring. But she wasn’t. She was adorable. Also, I have to say, I loved Peter. I loved that he was just as real as Lara Jean. He was sometimes grumpy, and always running late, and said stupid things. But he was also funny and sweet, and it was equally refreshing to find a book where the popular guy wasn’t a man-whore or a player or a bully. He was a totally normal guy, and I loved that about him as much as I loved it about Lara Jean.

This isn’t a book that will change your life with its profound message or glorious writing. The writing wasn’t noticeable (which means the story is good), and it was just a fun, sweet book. A fluffy read of the feel-good variety I usually find so insipid. I was a little embarrassed by how much I liked this cookie-cutter romance. Like I always say, if I don’t like the characters, I won’t like the book. Well, the opposite is also true. Give me the most overused, Cinderella cliché of a plot, and I’ll barely notice if you can make me fall in love with three-dimensional, real, non-cliché characters first. This book nails it.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kindle Fire Giveaway! + 50 Free Ebooks!

Do you love reading fantasy books? Then this giveaway is just for you! 50 authors have teamed up to bring you the ULTIMATE giveaway -- a Kindle Fire loaded with 50 fantasy ebooks! Even better, this contest doesn't just have one winner, but SIX! One person wins the kindle, and an additional five people will be given one of the 50 ebooks listed in this giveaway -- their choice. PLUS you can earn unlimited extra entries! Click here to enter: 

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