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Thursday, June 30, 2016

PROMO: Bound

Release Date: 10/19/15

Summary from Goodreads:
Bound by Vengeance.

Sadie has found the resolve to fight the man who caused so much pain in her life. Her tentative alliance with the HCA underground gives her the resources to train both her body and Talent for when she comes face to face with her grandfather.

Bound by Loss.

Being separated from her friends at St Vincent’s is harder than she could have ever realized and it doesn’t help that Kian has withdrawn from her as well. With help from a new friend, Sadie uncovers more about her past and that someone close to her has been keeping secrets from Sadie her entire life.

Bound by Fear.

Tragedy strikes close to home, giving a longstanding enemy, one desperate and willing to do anything to have Sadie on their side, an opportunity to arise. Allies and friends come together to stand against evil, but at a terrible cost. Sadie’s history and future collide while the world is thrown into chaos.

Sadie must overcome or forever be Bound. 

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About the Author
Hello! Donnielle here. I’m a new indie young adult author. When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading, binge watching Netflix, homeschooling my two children, and hanging out with my husband.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Blog Tour: Surrender of Trust by @mariel_grey read my #review and enter the #giveaway

Historical Romance / Regency
Date Published: April 15, 2013

Lucy Goodwin knows more about horse breeding than a proper young lady should. Her brother’s thoroughbred business has given her purpose and independence, but when an accident leaves her solely in charge, despair and destruction threaten her every move. Trapped in an impossible position, Lucy must do the right thing and watch their dreams crumble, or save their livelihood at a cost too great to bear. 

Lord Philip Lyton, Marquess of Chalifour is a member of the prestigious Jockey Club, dedicated to eliminating cheating in horse racing. Trouble raises its ugly head when his business partner falls foul of an accident and he’s suddenly forced to deal with the man’s sister, who seems alarmingly out of her depth.

Chalifour respects Lucy’s steely resolve, but knows that single-mindedness can be the most dangerous trait of all. She might be beautiful and beguiling, but Lucy Goodwin is keeping secrets and Chalifour is determined to find out what they are.


I truly enjoyed that Mariel Grey added in horse racing to a Historical Romance novel. I think that reading about that aspect and how it was back then was a different layer of this novel.

The typical Historical Romance elements were well done. The characterization and setting both felt like the time period I was reading about. 

I liked how Lucy wasn't a complete typical naive Historical Romance lead. 

About the Author

From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn’t happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse racing, following the determined but impoverished Lucy Goodwin and upright Lord Chalifour. Her second novel, A Gentleman’s Surrender,  released in January 2016,  introduced the innocent Lady Monique and tortured Mr. Stanton, both struggling to find love in a world filled with deceit.

Though entirely at home in the ballrooms and street alleys of London past, Mariel Grey is currently working on a contemporary story set in Florida, a landscape dear to the author’s heart. When she isn’t conjuring words on her computer screen, Grey can be found on the water fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible natural beauty of her home.

Mariel has a wonderful husband (the hero of her own romantic story) as well as a mischievous cat (who seems happy to play the role of villain). In addition to being a dutiful wife and animal wrangler, Mariel is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Ancient City Romance Authors chapter.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blog Tour: Synchronicity by @KTjebbenAuthor with a #review

YA supernatural romance novel with NA and contemporary fantasy appeal
Date Published: April 2016

“Hayden is alive.” Those three words hurl Kate and her friends towards a mission unlike any other. While honing Kate’s Asteri powers, Kate and Alex delve deeper into their relationship as they untangle Kate from Sarah’s past. Zoe and Evan are entrusted with the task of destroying a magical ring and finding a cure for a poison that threatens their existence. And Nick is determined to locate and free Hayden from whatever monster imprisons her. Working together, their success will ensure that Hayden will no longer be a ghost sketched on paper, but a woman reborn to thrive in Nick’s arms. 

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This novel and series has a lot of heart and a lot of action. Kate is an interesting lead, she is misunderstood and considered weak yet is such a strong character and I loved that. It was nice getting to know her as a person and not just for things that happen to her. 

I found the plot to be riveting with plenty of twists and turns, drama, and much more along the way. 

The writing style was fluid and fast paced, which I really enjoyed!

Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her encouraging and supportive husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique creatures that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters’ eyes.   

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Blog Tour: Infinite Time by @hjlawson1 #review and #giveaway included

Young Adult Sci-Fi
Date Published: June 1, 2016

Save the girl. 
Save the day. 
Save yourself. 

The mission sounds easy enough, but it is anything but easy for Parker Jenkins. Yesterday, ordinary, poverty-stricken Parker was an ordinary high school kid, getting bullied relentlessly and trying to get by. Today, he's a time traveler with gifted powers expected to carry out the extraordinary. Teaming up with another time traveler, Scarlet, they must save an innocent girl on the run before the villains kill them all. If they don't, their present-day selves will die. But can the ordinary perform the extraordinary? 


HJ Lawson has a real talent for bringing to life characters that a reader just connects with and roots for from the very beginning.  This is the beginning of a new series and Lawson does an amazing job of setting up the world, characters, and plot to allow for a continuation that will be sure to please. 

The pacing and plot of the novel was very well done. There was plenty of action and it really kept my attention throughout! 

HJLawson is an English author who currently resides in New York. When she's not writing, she spends her watching movies and hanging out with her family. She is the author of the following young adult books: The War Kids Series and The Sanction Series.

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Twitter: @hjlawson1

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Blog Tour: Death at Dawn by @farmerwainwrigh #review

Date Published: July 22, 2015

Giles Etherington, is shot in the morning of August 12th (the glorious 12th). Do the reasons for his death hinge on his personal life, his political allegiances, or his past? His wife is Edith Horton’s best friend and Edith, along with Inspector Greene and Sergeant Brown, finds herself, once again, immersed in crime and mystery in her Yorkshire dales village

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This novel really blew me away with the way the Author was able to bring to life the main characters and while they were so different in their motives and actions, we truly understood where each were coming from. That is a huge testament to Noreen Wainwright's writing ability.

This novel is full of suspense and each chapter I was wondering how it would all unfold and end. Wainwright definitely managed to keep me on the edge and invested until the very end.

Noreen is the author of three crime mystery novels in the Edith Horton series and the fourth is now ready for submission. She is a freelance journalist who has had many articles and features published. She lives on a dairy farm with her husband and dog, Vicky.

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Twitter: Noreen Wainwright @farmerwainwrigh

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Sonar The Surge by @BrandyTruly #review

New Adult, Dark Sci-fi, Romance & Space Opera
Date Published: 4/23/2016

Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

     Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been. 

     Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

     Symone’s family, Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war. 

     The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing

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This was a final installment and I think that it really managed to build on that of the others in the series. I think that B. Truly has done a great job creating a story that is descriptive enough to make the readers feel like they are a part of the world. The plot flows nice and smooth and the characters are all people who I enjoyed reading about and connecting to. 

This was a very emotional conclusion that comes full circle. 


B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
     In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”
     B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Blog Tour: The Seventeenth Pocket

Young Adult / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: April 2011

The Kerious Pye series recounts the adventures of an ancient Order of worldly Explorers travelling to the universe of matter.  
The Seventeenth Pocket follows Explorer, Arden McGivven, on an expedition that could destroy the barrier between energy and matter.  When the old voyager encounters gravely ill, fourteen-year-old Megan Carlson, he breaks his oath and reveals the Order’s secrets.  Arden’s stories confound doctors, and open a mystery that crosses from this life to the next.  Only Megan can solve the mystery and save the man who helped her.


The word that comes to mind after finishing this novel is unique. I think that Hargus Montgomery has brought his own spin to all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy. It was unlike other YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels I have read in a good way. I love it when a reader can set his/her world apart from others.

The characters are vivid and real. They leap off the pages with their personalities and it makes it easy for the reader to care about them and what happens to them. 

I enjoyed the way that Hargus Montgomery paced his novel. I felt like there was plenty of quick moments along with some points where the novel slowed a bit to allow us to catch our breath. 

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Hargus Montgomery is the author of The Last Relicuin, and The Seventeenth Pocket, part of the Kerious Pye series.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Little Hot Chocolate for My Soul

“Five steamy stories to swoon over in one package.”

By Niambi Brown Davis

Lily Lomax thinks nothing can touch her in her country hideaway lavender farm—her sanctuary. Till one sizzling, lusty night-out-of-time she meets rugged, best-selling author, Tony Marchand. And from that moment on there is no sanctuary—especially for Lily’s heart.

Sweet Island Temptation
By Sammie Ward

When Chyna Daniels gets dumped by the man she loves, her girlfriend whisks her away to Jamaica to mend her broken heart. Soon, on a Montego Bay beach, she meets Nelson Portis with a body that makes her vibrate just by looking at him. Chyna tries to fight her attraction to the handsome Jamaican, but he won’t be deterred by her cold shoulder. And Chyna finds herself fighting a losing battle against his charms…

Man on the Run
By Gail Hamilton

Lydia Marshall is determined to collect the last sample dosages of an experimental drug that is in the hands of test subject, nerdish Damone Reid. The drug—a love potion developed to make losers in love find a mate—is being recalled due to side effects. But the tall, shy, computer programmer has developed his own ideas on improving his love life. And they include running off with the flabbergasted Lydia!

Never Say No to Love
By Dominque LeSane

When a forty-something bored divorcee decides to have a night out with her BFF she had no intention of hooking up with anyone—especially some gorgeous tall, dark and sexy dancer who is years younger than herself. She certainly has no inkling that a brief, erotic interlude will change her life forever…

Mountain Love
By Tinisha Johnson

Dahlia Ray, a hard-working paralegal disenchanted with life and love, just wants to enjoy a much needed getaway at a mountain cabin in Colorado. No muss. No fuss. No men. She doesn’t count on one hunky Denver Bronco football player introducing her to a weekend of lust and fun. And when the liaison promises more, she panics…

Niambi Brown Davis is an avid reader, writer, fact junkie, hobbyist photographer, a lover of travel and the tropics. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She and her family lived for many years in Washington, DC and for three and a half years, made the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago their home. In addition to Sanctuary, Niambi’s works include From Dusk to Dawn, her first full-length novel, Love’s Redemption, a romance graphic novel, and the novella Sabor a Mi. She has researched and written African-American history radio scripts for SI Communications. Niambi has written for Travel and Enjoy Magazine, Travel Lady Magazine, The Queen Anne’s County Record Observer and for Dorchester Publication’s women’s magazines. She was also a contributing columnist to Aside from travel and writing, Niambi is an avid reader of historical fiction, and deeply involved in tracing the history of both branches of her family tree. Her day job is running the business of Sand and Silk, Niambi’s own line of handcrafted bath and body products. 

Sammie Ward is a fiction and nonfiction writer, who has written over fifty short stories and health articles in her literary career. She has written for Black Romance, Black Confessions, Black Secrets, Bronze Thrills, Jive, True Black Experience, and True Confessions Magazine. She's the author of the novels, In The Name of Love, Love To Behold, 7 Days, It's In The Rhythm (Genesis Press), and Lace & Honor. She is currently working on several novels including the sequel to 7 Days titled, Quarter To Midnight. She's also the CEO/Founder of Lady Leo Publishing. She loves to hear from fans. Drop her an email at: .

Gail Hamilton loves writing romance novels full of adventure and the kind of struggle for love that warms your heart. She has also taught English, written advertising and camped across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu and back.

After a long taste of Toronto city life, she is back on the family farm in rural Ontario, Canada, where she revels in the lively country life and watches the flocks of wild birds crowding her beaver pond while she hatches new plots for delightful reading to come. Her two Siamese cats, Rum and Raisin, are always ready to comment critically when asked.

A prolific writer, Gail has published numerous romance novels with Harlequin Books and Arrow Publications.

Dominique LeSane loves all things romance. An avid reader of romance stories since she was a teen, Dominique loves writing about love, relationships, and is always hopeful for a happy ending. The author of several novellas, including When Love Calls and romantic shorts such as Never Say No To Love, Dominique loves to keep her writing sexy and promises to keep her readers wanting more. 

Tinisha Johnson is a freelance writer and screenwriter. She resides in Denver, CO with her family. She's written various novels, e-books, articles, and self-help publications.

Blog Tour: The Best Seller by @haloofthedamned with a #review

Sci-Fi / Romance
Date Published: May 31, 2016

When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her that they were both created inside of a laboratory. These authors are embedding an alien genetic code within the pages of their novels that originated from Nazi Germany because…
The time has come. They are here.


I loved that Maya had a rags to riches story. Unfortunately everything didn't end up happily ever after and because of the way she was raised, she took her (agent/husband) at face value and didn't see him for what he was and what he could do to her. Blind Love if you will. 

Jay on the other hand opens her eyes to many things. Aliens and above all else, Truth. The journey and what comes from that is really the basis of the novel. It kept me guessing and I enjoyed most of the aspects of it. 

The characters were fun to read about. Maya was a bit to naive to me in the beginning, but I ultimately understood her motivations. Jay was probably my favorite character, he just seemed so real and confident in his beliefs.

Twitter: @haloofthedamned

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Upon the Tide by @RyanJoSummers #review and #giveaway

Romantic Suspense
Date Published: May 18, 2016

Tossed together by happenstance, fleeing for their lives and finding love under the Caribbean sun as paradise turns deadly.
New York fashion designed, Piper Kincaid, just wanted to have a pleasant visit with her cousin down in Florida. That was before she and handsome beach bum, Kade Wyatt, become the targets of a gang of robbers and killers. Fleeing for their lives, aboard Kade’s big boat, they experience risk, surprises, mystery and romance during the Great Caribbean Boat Chase. However, the biggest surprises are waiting for them back at port.

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I love emotional Romance novels that are redeeming. Kade wasn't the same man and I loved the fact that we could see him blossom and come out of the shell of a man he had become during the course of this novel. Growth of characters is my favorite thing to see over the course of a novel and Kade did that ten fold. 

On top of that you have a Mystery/Suspense element that was very well written. It was imaginative and surprising and kept me guessing. There wasn't anything confusing by it, but there was a bit of misdirection which I enjoyed. 

I liked the slow way the romance unfolded. With the pasts of the characters, it didn't need to be too quick and I enjoyed the authors restraint in that aspect. 

Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who likes to pen romances with a twist. Love stories blended as inspirational, with paranormal, suspense or time travel--or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals. Her dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so Ryan came by the writing gene honestly.
Her hobbies include poetry, bird watching, houseplants and gardening, gathering with friends, hiking in the forest, painting canvas and ceramics, and working wiggly word find puzzles, mah johngg or chess. She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. She often daydreams of the shore and frequently uses water as settings and several animals in her stories.

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