Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Showcase - Excerpt - The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

Today I'm showcasing Canadian author, Ph.D. in Zoology Kristi Charish's re-released novel and debut in her new Kincaid Strange series.
Fun fact she is the scientific adviser for the White Trash Zombie novels.

Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-0735273122
Publisher: Vintage 
Release Date:canada
Length: 352pp
Kincaid Strange #1
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Overview:
For fans of Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, a new urban fantasy series introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner...
For starters, she's only twenty-seven. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.
Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.
And then she becomes the target... As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Audible Review- Now That You Mention It By Kristan Higgings

You know there is no one who touches the heart quite like Kristan Higgins whether its romantic comedy or women's fiction. This novel is especially poignant and one of her best. 
Kristan's publisher, Harlequin is sponsoring a #giveaway of this book, details below.


Now That You Mention It

By: Kristan Higgins
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-26-17
Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books
But it: Audible/Kobo

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Overview:

Following the success of If You Only Knew and On Second Thought comes the highly anticipated new novel by New York Times best-selling author Higgins - a funny and bittersweet story of a woman who returns to her hometown after a decade's absence hoping to resuscitate her relationship with her family, only to discover that her homecoming is not as welcome as she had imagined.

It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life. Inspired to reconnect with her prickly mother and snarky teenage niece, Nora returns home for the summer, where she's forced to face the people she's spent the last ten years trying to avoid and where some revelations about her family could either heal her or send her scrambling back to Boston on the next ferry.



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Now That You Mention It
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review Wyvern's Angel - Interview with Deborah Cooke

Unless you've been living under a rock you know that Deb Cooke/Claire Delacroix is my all time favorite author. I LOVE everything she writes, historical, paranormal, urban fantasy contemporary, YA. I started off reading her historical romance with just a touch of woo woo and fell in love with her world(s) her characters and her stories and like many established authors today has decided to go indie all the way. We touch on that topic during our chat so I hope you take the time to read the interview and my review of the latest in her Dragon Shape Shifter Princesses of Incedium series, Wyvern's Angel.
Enjoy!



ASIN: B07DD5M2YF
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Release Date: 5-29-2018
The Dragons of Incedium #9
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo
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Incendium exclusive website
Overview:
Bond is a secret spy for the Gloria Furore space pirates, a former member of Princess Anguissa’s crew, and a fallen angel with a love of pleasure. His wings will be returned once he meets the Host and completes his mission—but Bond isn’t counting on the distracting allure of a dragon shifter princess determined to seduce him. Percipia has no interest in romance or love, but knows she has to claim the Seed and fulfill her obligation to her kind by conceiving a child. But Bond isn’t interested in a quick seduction—he prefers to savor every moment—and the Gloria Furore soon catches up with him. Being with Bond makes Percipia feel more alive than she ever has and she soon realizes she is falling in love. Being with Percipia is too much like heaven for Bond to resist giving her all she wants from him…but when they are attacked and Bond must choose, will he save Percipia or complete his quest at any cost?

Friday, July 13, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Consultant by Tj O'Connor a Partners in Crime blog tour

Welcome to my stop on The Consultant by Tj O'Connor blog tour, learn a bit about the book and don't forget to enter the #giveaway before you leave.
Enjoy!


The Consultant has been chosen by Amazon to be a July Kindle Monthly Deal for $.99.
Click HERE for the purchase Link

The Consultant

by Tj O'Connor

July 1-31, 2018 Tour

Synopsis:


Terrorism hits Main Street America

When a rogue CIA consultant goes AWOL from his Middle Eastern post in response to his brother’s plea for help, he arrives just in time to witness his brother’s murder. For years, Jonathan Hunter and his brother Kevin Mallory had not spoken―until Kevin’s final words, “… Khalifah … Not Them … Maya.”
Pursuing his brother’s killer, Hunter stumbles into a nest of horrifying terrorist activity by Middle Eastern refugees, which sparks a backlash across America. In the shadows, Hunter’s mentor, the omnipotent Oscar LaRue, is playing a dangerous game with Russian Intelligence. Neither Hunter nor LaRue realizes that a new threat―the Iranian threat―has entered the game. Stakes rise as two shadowy players are one step ahead of Hunter and LaRue―Khalifah, a terrorist mastermind, and Caine, a nomadic assassin who dances with the highest bidder.
As attacks escalate and the country drifts toward another Middle East conflict, innocent refugees become trapped between the terrorists and the terrorized. Prejudice, hate, and fear vent everywhere. Is this who we’ve become? Before the country explodes, Hunter must find Khalifah, learn the next terror target, and pray he’s in time to stop further annihilation.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch a Partners in Crime Blog Tour


Beneath the Lighthouse

by Julieanne Lynch

on Tour June 25 - August 31, 2018

Synopsis:


SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.
Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.
When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.
Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.

Book Details:

Genre: YA Supernatural Horror, Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Number of Pages: 334
ISBN: 978-1-944109-59-2
Purchase Links: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble  | Goodreads 
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan- Review-Interview

Those of you who know me well know that I ADORE anything Sarah Morgan writes and I have been loving her for years. Sarah started writing for the Harlequin/Mills & Boon Presents line and eventually started writing full length romance and women's fiction and is one of the big reasons Harlequin makes the world go round. How To Keep A Secret is a contemporary mainstream/women's fiction and it's Fabulous. 
Read all about it!
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 9781335613004
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 7-10-2018
Length: 432pp
Source: Publisher/Author for review
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Overview:
“Fans of Karen White and Susan Wiggs will savor Morgan’s pairing of a second-chance romance with an intense family drama.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“Emotional, riveting and uplifting. If you’ve got a sister, you’ve got to read this book!”—Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Jane Green meets Sophie Kinsella. Heartwarming, emotional, funny and real - I adored this book!”—New York Times bestselling author, Jill Shalvis


When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise

Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant.

Jenna is desperate to start a family with her husband, but it’s… Just. Not. Happening. Her heart is breaking, but she’s determined to keep her trademark smile on her face.

Nancy knows she hasn’t been the best mother, but how can she ever tell Lauren and Jenna the reason why?

Then life changes in an instant, and Lauren, Mack, Jenna and Nancy are thrown together for a summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Somehow, these very different women must relearn how to be a family. And while unraveling their secrets might be their biggest challenge, the rewards could be infinite…

Heartwarming and fresh, Sarah Morgan’s brilliant new novel is a witty and deeply uplifting look at the power of a family of women.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July #LibraryLoveChallenge - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance



Welcome to the July #LobraryLoveChallenge. The Library Love Challenge is hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Brooke Blogs. This month was a non-fiction, a memoir about the decline of the Appalachian culture. 
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-0062300546
Publisher: Harper
Release Date: 6-28-2016
Length: 272pp

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Overview:
From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Showcase-Landslide by Melissa Leet

I love showcasing debut authors so I of course said yes when I got the chance to feature Melissa.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13: 978-1943826339
Publisher: Antrim House
Release Date: 1-15-2018
Length: 416pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound


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Overview:

Landslide is the story of Jill and her lifelong friend, Susie, who grow up in a remote mountain garden. The Garden's realm has many rooms, each a showcase of designs by Jill's mother. When tragedy strikes in the Garden, how does a child find the resilience to go on? Alternating between Jill's childhood and adult life, Landslide depicts the adventure that happens when life is lived full out, regardless of consequences. As the girls come of age, mature, and find love, the Garden is a constant, reverberating through their psyches and in their hearts. Teeming with poignancy, humor, and love, Landslide is a resplendent exploration of resurgence, and the truth that even death can reveal paths as wondrous as those created by life.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Selected by J. Allen Wolfrom-Interview- A Partners in Crime blog tour

Today is my stop on the Selected by J. Allen Wolfrom read my interview with the author and don't forget to enter the giveaway.
Enjoy!



Selected

by J. Allen Wolfrum

July 1 - August 31, 2018 Tour

Synopsis:


Former Army helicopter pilot, Susan Turner is Selected as the next President of the United States. In order to avoid a nuclear war, she must overcome personal demons and learn to navigate the murky waters of international diplomacy
Five years ago, the Dove Revolution changed the political structure of the United States. The President, Senate, and Congress are no longer elected by the public, they are Selected at random every two years. A shadow organization known only as The Board, advances their sinister agenda by taking advantage of their anonymity and Susan's tendency to make brash decisions. Blackmail, espionage and murder are all in play as The Board manipulates geo-political events to spark a war between the Soviet Union and the United States.
With the help of her former Squadron Commander, General LeMae, Susan Turner attempts to lead the nation through these turbulent times while battling her own internal demons. Susan is a battle-hardened war veteran but she must learn what it takes to be a world leader. Nuclear war and the future of the human race hang in the balance.






Book Details:

Genre: Political Thriller
Published by: Indie
Publication Date: December 28th 2017
Number of Pages: 326
ISBN: 1981498974 (ISBN13: 9781981498970)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Review: Year One by Nora Roberts Audible edition

I'm an urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy fanatic and also a Nora Roberts fan, when Year One came out last December I didn't have time to read it but when it was the daily deal on audible I scooped it up and I'm so glad I did.
Enjoy!



    Year One
    Chronicles of The One, Book 1

By: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-05-17
Language: English
Publisher: Brilliance Audio

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Overview:

A stunning new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author - an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...

It began on New Year's Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river - or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sophia Rose Reviews: Ascendant by Richard Denoncourt

Once again I turn the blog over to the capable hands of Sophia Rose. Today she's reviewing 

Ascendant by Richard Denoncourt a genre she's become a huge fan of lately, sci-fi, this one has a little dystopian and apocalyptic too.
Enjoy!
Ascendant by Richard Denoncourt
#1-4 Ascendant
Sci-Fi, Dystopian
Publisher:  Self-Published
Published:  7.7.13
ISBN-10: 1489535160
Pages:  672
Format:  Trade Paperback
Source:  GoodReads Giveaway
Sellers: Amazon (out of print at the moment) 

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GoodReads Blurb:
Decades after a devastating nuclear war ravages the country, America has split into two nations, and every 1 out of 100 citizens is born with some form of telepathy. Many of these poor souls become slaves, while others live in the shadows, waiting for a revolution of the mind that has been brewing for years.

17-year-old Michael Cairne doesn't remember being smuggled out of a government research facility by his mother when he was just a baby. He has no idea that she committed suicide that same night to protect him, or that the military has been searching for him for the past two decades.

All he knows is that growing up in the People's Republic of America sucks. He wishes he could study, but without a birth certificate to get into a state school, he can look forward to a lifetime of washing dishes at his foster parents' restaurant instead. His only escape from his humdrum existence is building and selling illegal radios on the black market, which could get him a life sentence in one of the nation's dreaded labor camps.

But everything is about to change.

After a dangerous encounter he only barely survives, Michael discovers that he is telepathic, making him the unfortunate new member of a hunted and enslaved minority. When he becomes targeted by the nation's brutal police force, the only man who can save him is Louis Blake, a wanted terrorist and former military leader who claims to have known - and loved - Michael's mother many years ago.

A highly skilled telepath who once trained soldiers to become ghosts, Blake offers Michael the chance of a lifetime. He will teach him how to sharpen his telepathy into a weapon, to be used against the men who killed his mother and foster family. In exchange, Michael has to follow Blake to a former ghost town hidden in the mountains of what used to be Colorado, and make a serious attempt to blend in while Blake figures out a plan for their future.

Also, Michael must never, ever use his telepathy - except under strict supervision in a training environment. Michael agrees. How hard could it be to keep his thoughts to himself?

The task turns out to be extraordinarily difficult, as Michael clashes head on with a new host of enemies, including a teenage biker gang, the town's power-hungry mayor, a telepathic assassin sent by the president of the People's Republic himself, and a disturbed woman named Charlotte, whose beautiful younger sister might just be the love of Michael's life.

...as well as the spark that will ignite a war between those who wish to free the mind, and those who wish to enslave it.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review- Wild One - Interview with Donna Augustine

Those who know me know that I ever since I connected with Donna I have been devouring her urban fantasy. She's clever and she inventive and her heroine's are all kick-well you know. Her latest read takes fans back to The Wilds.
Enjoy!


ISBN-13:  978-1945946059
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 5-27-2018
Length: 308pp
Born Wild #1
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


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Overview:
Some think seeing into the future, even if it’s death, is a gift. For me it has always been a curse. Magic rules this new world and my form of it is no blessing. Neither are the walls around me that I’ve been told are for my protection. If there is anything more cruel or vicious in the Wilds than what I’ve experienced here, I can’t imagine it. After being sold to the highest bidder, a more ruthless monster than the one who controls me is looming. My life is on the razor’s edge of disaster and about to get worse until I’m broken free, aided by one of the most unlikely allies that roams the Wilds. I’m willing to do the unthinkable and imprison another to remain free. But now my new master is hunting me and the one I’ve trapped is all that stands between me and an existence more horrific than death