Monday, February 29, 2016

Book Tour: Beyond Redemption by Lady J






Beyond Redemption by Lady J 



Blurb:

What happens when malicious acts change your path in destiny?

Giddeon Cane has become blinded by his obsessive need to find the twisted monsters who've destroyed his life, and exact his wrath.
An unexpected and devastating revelation throws him back into his painful past. 
Tormented by sins that can never be forgiven, he breaks down and comes face to face with an Angel. 
Determined to pull Giddeon out of the darkness where he dwells, Eva fights to give him back his future, a future she desperately needs to be a part of.



Will Giddeon choose the revenge he's fought so long for?
Or will he choose the Angel who seeks to redeem him?



Review:

This book picks up right where that last one left off! Lady J does a great job of making this book fall right from the last one with a slight time hop. I don't want to give away too much about this book because I want you all to read this! 

I look forward to reading more from Lady J in the future!

Rating: 5/5




About the Author:

I grew up in Upstate NY, but my heart belongs in Arizona. If given the chance, I'd gladly trade in frost burn, for sun burn! I speak in movie quotes ALL the time. Seriously, it might be considered a sickness by now ;) I absolutely love the sound of others laughing. So I'll try to get you to do just that!

I love coffee, peanut butter cups, and OF COURSE reading!
I grew up causing all kinds of trouble with my twin sister/partner in crime. 
My wild over-exaggerated story telling grew, along with my love for reading. With the support of my hubby and the encouragement of my womb mate, I put pen to paper, and let my imagination take over. 

I am an author currently working on the release of my debut novel. Forever Marked is a romantic suspense, and the first book in a series. I enjoy reading all genres. Paranormal, thriller, romantic suspense, dystopian.... You name it!

Here's how to get ahold of me...
LadyJauthor@yahoo.com 


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Booking Blitz: Edge



EDGE: A Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Collection 
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Young Adult
 

Limited Edition Paranormal Boxed Set
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Twenty Edgy Young Adult & New Adult Paranormal Tales
Twenty of today’s favorite young adult and new adult authors have come together to bring you a collection packed with full-length, spellbinding reads sure to keep you keep you on the edge of your seat and up way past your bedtime!
But reader beware: These novels take everything to the edge–and not just the edge of your seat. With authors who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, you get stories that take everything to limit, creating whimsical reads that teens can actually relate to and that adults can enjoy, too.
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Sneak a peek at a couple of books in this collection:
Pretty Little Wherewolf
“Whatever, Di. Help if you must, but don’t baby me.”
If Di heard her, she didn’t respond. Not that Giselle needed verbal confirmation; she turned back around and slammed her locker shut without looking, and then stumbled straight into something… someone… hard.
“Oh, sorry,” Giselle mumbled, trying to steady herself. She hadn’t caught the scent until after she looked up and saw who she’d almost knocked down – or, well, collided with. She couldn’t have knocked him down if she’d tried.
Hello, Boy!
He was magnificent. Was every guy in this school a male model? Towering over her at well above six foot, with muscles that went on for days, he was built like a statue with a hard jaw and stone-cold eyes to match. Though his looks were definitely worth paying attention to, it was his smell that had her standing dumbfounded. In all the years since she’d first experienced the change, she had never run into anyone like her. Now, standing here right in front of her was yet another wolf. She’d thought the lingering scent of wet earth might have been left in Di’s wake, but the longer he stood here, looking down at her, the stronger the smell got.
“Do you have a problem?” he asked with a voice that complemented that spectacular body of his. Smooth and deep. Seriously… what a package. Her wolf was definitely at attention and begging for a second to come to the surface for a closer inspection. It was all she could do not to wolf out right there in the hallway, with all the students around to see. Yeah. That would make for a great first impression.
Hiya, everyone… I’m the new girl, and… oh, yeah, and I’m a wolf, too. She might as well tape an old “Kick me” sign on her back; it would be less conspicuous.
While she was practically drooling where she stood, the strange boy, wolf, man –whatever he was – looked positively murderous. “Are you going to stand here all day, or can I get to my locker?”
So much for making a good first impression on him. “Sorry.” Giselle cleared her throat, wanting to say something smart, but for once, she didn’t have the words. She sidestepped sheepishly, and enjoyed the back view of him as he brushed past her to his own locker.
Damn. Nice butt.
Her wolf agreed, too. Wonder what his wolf looks like. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours! She couldn’t help but stare. How often did she run into other wolves? Male wolves.
Other Side of Forever
“Allie, why do you hate me so much?” he asked softly as he stared into the sky.
His question took me by surprise. Did he really think that?
“I…I don’t hate you, Ethan.” I stumbled over my words. “I barely know you.”
“Then why do you try so hard to avoid me?”
“I don’t,” I lied, knowing that I did, but not in a mean type of way. I closed my eyes and sighed, wishing he didn’t have to ask so many questions. Couldn’t he just go back to saying nothing at all?
“You do,” he argued. I could hear the change in his voice. He was smiling.
“No. I don’t,” I answered sarcastically. His persistence was pinching my nerves.
“Then look at me,” he challenged.
Without thinking, I turned my head and looked at him. His warm, sweet breath blew against my face as he exhaled. The scent of peppermint. His dark eyes snatched me up and whisked me away. I was lost and unprepared as he drew me deeper and deeper inside him. The walls he created around me were getting higher and harder to climb. Like I had slipped into a trench and I was sinking into the earth.
Ethan pressed forward, attempting to close the gap between us. His lips were so close to mine I could feel the heat emanating from them. And just as our lips were about to brush, the voice in my head begged and pleaded and screamed for me to stop.
Then I turned away.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Booking Blitz: Dawn of Ash by Rebecca Ethington


Dawn of Ash by Rebecca Ethington

 YA Paranormal 
Lady Amber's Tours



Blurb: 

Underneath the deep red barrier Edmund has placed over the city, Prague is in ruins…  Vilỳ hide in the darkened alleys, waiting to attack anyone who passes, while Edmund’s men roam the blood-soaked streets, scouring every crumbling building in a mad attempt to flush out Ilyan and his men.  Among the danger, Ilyan and Joclyn are trapped, unable to leave the city. trying to keep their people safe behind a powerful shield, unseen from Edmund and his scouts. Wyn spends her days haunted by her daughter and watching Thom waste away from the mysterious curse slowly taking him. Ryland has risen above his father’s control, ready to take his place as his brother’s second. However, Sain needs his help first for a simple assignment, or so he thinks. Their safety is about to be shattered. A mole behind those safe, Cathedral walls has begun whispering through the survivors that Joclyn is unstable, that her magic is an uncontainable force that will destroy them all in the end.  Determined not to let the rumors affect her, Joclyn battles ahead, only to have reality and sight intersect in an explosion that shatters the walls between future, past, and present, leaving her imprisoned in a seamless existence she must learn to control … before Edmund and Ovailia control her. Before Sain unfurls the plan he has been orchestrating for centuries.



Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as "Interesting and Intense" by USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog. From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca's imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds. Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.

Release Day Blitz: Bad Boy-An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

Title: Bad Boy: An Indecent Proposal
Author: J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele
Genre: NA/Adult Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


Blurb:

I should have seen it coming.
Sexy? Handsome? Trouble? Check, check, and check.
Is he messing up my life? Hell yes.
All the signs are there: he is a bad boy.
Even his name is a lie. Too bad I married him. I can't wait to get divorced. Does this make me sound crazy?
I know I should avoid him, run as fast as I can. However, when a harmless misunderstanding lands me in a foreign prison cell, my dear, lying husband is the only one who can get me out. Crap. I shouldn't accept.
But how to say no to trouble when said trouble is the one who makes me fantasize all the dirty things he could do to me?
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BAD BOY by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele is now available worldwide
on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Release Day Blitz: Dark Perception by Alexandrea Wei

Title: Dark Perception
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Born with a gift, Melinda Harris can see visions of the future.
Nathan Cole is the man who wants to possess her and her power.
A member of the elite Corde Noire Society, Nathan introduces Melinda to his dark world of pleasure and pain. At first, Melinda likes what Nathan teaches her, but then her visions begin warning her to the terrible secret her handsome Dom is hiding.
Nathan has plans for her beyond his bedtime adventure. He wants her to make her his … completely.
From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen once again and began her first novel, To My Senses. Since that time she has published many novels. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning books, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehabber with the La. Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New Orleans. Author Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexandreaweis/ Webpage: http://www.alexandreaweis.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexandreaweis Amazon: http://amzn.to/21jfcqO Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1211671.Alexandrea_Weis Buy Links:
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton



Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton 
(The Orion Circle #2) 
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult


Synopsis:

It’s a child’s toy—what could go wrong?
While playing with a spirit board, two sorority sisters summon the vindictive spirits of three women brutally murdered by a psychopath. Join Logan, Kacie, and the rest of the Orion Circle as they delve into the disturbing events of the past to find the key to freeing the spirits.
But this isn’t any ordinary haunting.  These ghosts were banished before, and now they have returned more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Anger breeds hatred and hatred leads to darkness—these phantoms are on the verge of losing their last spark of humanity and becoming completely lost to the shadows.
Can Logan and Kacie convince the tortured souls to embrace the light and move on, or will the spirits succumb to the hypnotic pull of evil, leading to an eternity of torment and suffering?





Review:

This book picks right up from where the last one left off and jumps right into another ghost case! I really enjoy reading about the different cases that all the characters work through.

The way the book ends, I can't wait for the next book because I feel like something big is going to happen in the next book or that someone might die! I won't give away who so you will have to read it to find out!

Rating: 4/5



AUTHOR BIOS:
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, video games, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Winner of the 2014 Rising Star Award at the BTS Red Carpet Awards in NOLA.
 
Author Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/URgwH
 
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton 


Blurb:


Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option...

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster. 


Review: 

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was a well written young adult book. I enjoy reading a variety of books and this one was somewhat different. It was very toned down with kissing being the furthest the characters got (which is good since it is a young adult book). Many Young Adult book have sex scenes in them. Even if they don't go into detail they almost always have them, but this one is different which is good because not all teens have sex. Quite honestly, I don't think there should be any sex scenes in Young Adult books. 

Anyways, now that my rant is done, I can go on about the book. This book was refreshing with ghost hunting being the main topic. It made me think of the TV show Supernatural but with a paranormal twist.

If you like paranormal books with slight romance, then this is the book for you to read!


Rating: 4/5


About the Author:


Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers, as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, video games, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) 

Winner of 2015 Silver Medal for YA Mystery/Horror in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Winner 2014 Rising Star Award at the BTS Book Review Magazine Red Carpet Awards

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: Under Different Stars by Amy A Bartol

Under Different Stars by Amy A Bartol
The Kricket Series 
Book 1 



Blurb: 

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?
 

Review:

Kricket Hollowell never fit in, running and making it on her own, she is counting down until her 18th birthday. On that day, she can finally be free, no longer on the run from social services. But one desperate night, one careless wish, she finds herself being hunted by two sets of men who seem to know more about her past that she herself. It turns out there was a reason all along as to why she never fit in, a gift from her mother that has been passed down to her, a gift so valuable, making her wanted by all...

Two very dangerous men, with two different motives. Kyon, from the Alameeda Brotherhood, seems far too at ease when it comes to delivering a lie with a smile. Trey, a general from Skye, a Rafe citizen, seems to be the only one she can trust. At least he has been upfront with his intentions, even if they mean that she would be paying for crimes. Torn between her mother and father's people, Kricket the product of her parent's illicit love affair seems to be the trigger to the impending war between Rafe and Alameeda. While the other houses need to decide who to allay themselves with, for it is inevitable and it seems that Kricket's gifts can be most useful.

Trey and his most trusted men are believed to be the best of the best, so delivering a simple human female to the Reagent of Rafe should be easy now that they found her but they never anticipated for all that is Kricket. She has managed to surprise them and knock them off their feet; with her strength, charm and drive. And while Trey is driven by rules and orders, he can't help how protective and possessive he feels about Kricket. Even if she drives him mad. But under the stars when the walls are down, anything can happen and bloom. 

“You trying to stop her heart, sir?” Jax asks in a concerned tone, coming to me and checking me for injuries.

“No, she’s stopping mine,” Trey replies softly

This was a great read! I cannot wait to read more of Krickets story and to learn more about Trey and Kyon! I am obsessed with Trey and Kricket, but I also sort of want to see what it is like for Kricket to be with Kyon. I highly recommend this book who enjoys paranormal books. 

I received an ARC through NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5



About the Author:

I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website:  www.amyabartol.weebly.com 

Review: Sea of Stars by Amy A Bartol

Sea of Stars by Amy A Bartol
The Kricket Series 
Book 2 


Blurb:
Eighteen-year-old Kricket Hollowell was looking for her place in the world when she discovered that the universe was bigger—and more dangerous—than she had ever dreamed. Now, whisked across space to the planet Ethar, Kricket learns that her genetic ability to see the future makes her a sought-after commodity…and the catalyst for war between her star-crossed parents’ clans. According to Alameedan prophecy, one house will rise to power and the other will be completely wiped out, and Kricket’s precognition is believed to be the weapon that will tip the scales.


A target of both the Rafe and the Alameeda houses, Kricket finds protection—and a home—in the arms of Trey, her Etharian bodyguard-turned-boyfriend. But her visions of what’s to come disturb her deeply, especially since she must discover whether the gift of foresight will allow her to rewrite the future, or if her fate is as immovable as the stars. 



Review: 

Sea of Stars picks up where Under Different Stars ends. Rafe and Alameeda continue to fight against each other and tensions are at a high. That’s all great, but the main and heart of the book is Trey and Kricket’s love for each other. There was never a dull moment with them. The majority of the book focuses on Trey and Kricket’s relationship and that’s what hit it for me.

You will love Trey hard, if you had mild feelings for him, it will be piping hot after you finish this book. He really steps his game up and he does everything he can to protect Kricket so that he can be with her. Kricket has the same feelings for him, but Kyon is there and he wants Kricket as well. Kyon will stop at nothing to have Kricket as his and I’ll be honest, this was super-hot for me. Kyon is a villain you love to hate. I love his possessiveness over Kricket and a part of me was rooting for him too.

“My desire for him is insane. He’s not sentimental—neither of us is—and yet he says things to me that strike at the core of my being and speak to the fighter in me. He makes me crave him in the most vulnerable way. I can’t lose him—ever.”

“I’m the dark secret that he can’t keep hidden—his crossed fingers—his hold-my-breath-to-keep-from-feeling. But I make him feel everything.”

“I have a paper heart and he has written notes all over
it.”

Then of course there is Kricket herself. She is such a strong character as she pushes through everything that has come at her during her time in Ethar.

This series just keeps getting better and better. This book was much better than I expected it would be! I am sad to read the next book in the series as I know the next book is the last in the series. I already don’t want it to end. I really enjoy reading the love between Trey and Kricket, but I also kind of want to see that Kricket and Kyon are like together.

I received an ARC through NetGallery in exchange for an honest review.



About the Author:

I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website:  www.amyabartol.weebly.com 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cover Reveal: Beyond Redemption by Lady J





Beyond Redemption by Lady J 



Blurb:

What happens when malicious acts change your path in destiny?

Giddeon Cane has become blinded by his obsessive need to find the twisted monsters who've destroyed his life, and exact his wrath.
An unexpected and devastating revelation throws him back into his painful past. 
Tormented by sins that can never be forgiven, he breaks down and comes face to face with an Angel. 
Determined to pull Giddeon out of the darkness where he dwells, Eva fights to give him back his future, a future she desperately needs to be a part of.


Will Giddeon choose the revenge he's fought so long for?
Or will he choose the Angel who seeks to redeem him?





About the Author:

I grew up in Upstate NY, but my heart belongs in Arizona. If given the chance, I'd gladly trade in frost burn, for sun burn! I speak in movie quotes ALL the time. Seriously, it might be considered a sickness by now ;) I absolutely love the sound of others laughing. So I'll try to get you to do just that!
I love coffee, peanut butter cups, and OF COURSE reading!
I grew up causing all kinds of trouble with my twin sister/partner in crime. 
My wild over-exaggerated story telling grew, along with my love for reading. With the support of my hubby and the encouragement of my womb mate, I put pen to paper, and let my imagination take over. 

I am an author currently working on the release of my debut novel. Forever Marked is a romantic suspense, and the first book in a series. I enjoy reading all genres. Paranormal, thriller, romantic suspense, dystopian.... You name it!

Here's how to get ahold of me...
LadyJauthor@yahoo.com