Thursday, 8 February 2018

Cover Reveal for Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke


Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: NajlaQamber Designs
Publication Date: March 29th, 2018

Blurb: 

Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.


Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.

Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.

Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?

Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall, and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Author Links:
Web: www.staceyrourke.com
Blog: diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rourkewrites
Instagram: Rourkewrites.
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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Cover Reveal for Kiss Me Like You Mean It by J.R. Rogue

Kiss Me Like You Mean It by J.R. Rogue



Synopsis:

My love is poison. His kiss is mine.

“The first time he saw me I was shattered glass, and he was a shadow. If I had stayed, he would have just faded away.”

It’s strange how easy it is to tell our stories to a stranger’s eyes. The truth about Connor Stratford and I had always been a sad tale. Over ten years of chasing, tears, lies, vows, and leaving. Two people who never loved each other at the same time, but couldn’t let each other go.

Now here I was telling our story over drinks midday in an airport bar with my old diary clutched in my hand. Telling some version of our story, anyway.

I left him once with no goodbye. Now I was returning home to give him what he needed to move on.

“It’s important. It’s what you’re thinking.”

I knew what his message meant, sent in the middle of the night after I woke from a fever dream.

He was finally ready, and so was I. I just needed to finally give him the kiss he begged for.

The one that meant goodbye.


Release Date:  22nd March 2018

Pre-Order Link:  Amazon: http://amzn.to/2B3INwc


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Monday, 15 January 2018

Cover Reveal for Heartbreak for Hire by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea


Heartbreak for Hire by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea
Synopsis: 
I turn trusted housewives into adulterous whores.

Let’s face it, nothing lasts forever. She may have started out as your wet dream, but now she’s your ball and chain. Let me set you free.

I’ll turn your loyal lady into a lecherous liar.

I can give you the uncontested divorce you desire, end your impending engagement, or rid you of that clingy girlfriend.

Either way, you’ll be a free man.

My name is Rift, and men pay me to have affairs with their women. It’s my job to get caught. While unethical, my profession is easy. Hell, most days it’s fun. At least until I fall for the soon-to-be ex of my newest client.

Pre-Order Links:
iBooks: http://bit.ly/heart4hire

Kobo: http://bit.ly/Heart4HireK

Barne&Noble: http://bit.ly/2jgeVt6


Giveaway:
To celebrate the upcoming Cover Reveal and Release of Heartbreak For Hire, Tabatha and Melissa are giving away a $10 Amazon gift card!

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires by J.R. Rogue

Exits, Desires, & Slow Fires by J.R. Rogue
Blurb:
It’s going to hit you below the belt. 

You’re going to reach for the 
closest stand-in lover you can 
find
& you’re going to make 
a home in their body
& 
you’re going to pretend your 
childhood memories are hung 
in his chest
& you skinned your knee 
tripping over the curve of his arm 

& you have always been here.

Review:

Heartache
Betrayal
And the all elusive love(r)

That is the feel of the book to me. The words strung together so eloquently that they give you a glimpse into the life of the author. 

I'm not going to pretend that I know everything there is to know about poetry and composition or that I even understand everything there is to understand about them. I always base the poetry on the feel of it. And gosh did this collection of poems make me feel.

I've been following the author on Instagram for a while now and her words have always been beautiful to read. And now after reading this book it has me itching to read the rest of her poems and books. Although its been a fairly recent obsession with poems, and I don't have much to compare it to; I think this book was full of raw emotion that translated very well onto the page.

I loved this collection. This has been a fantastic read.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Reviews for The Dark Prophecy and The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan books are my happy place. Seriously, they are something I look forward to every year. I loved writing the reviews for both books together last year so here it is again. Hopefully you enjoy ^_^

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Blurb:
Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly, humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he's gaining in new friendships--with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

Review:
I loved the book. Seriously how could I not?

I loved everything about the book - the plot, the writing style, the characters and Apollo is Apollo adorable and obnoxious. You would think those two character traits don't go together but they do. They just do. 

I want to talk about the other characters but I'm afraid I'd get ahead of myself and post spoilers. :P Also if you haven't read book one, you will definitely read spoilers. So I'm going to stop here.

Overall, fantastic read.

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Blurb:
Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

Review:
OF COURSE I LOVED THIS TOO!! This book was just glorious! Alex and Magnus are just perfect.

But here is where I have a problem. THIS IS THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES! 

*shouts/cries for eternity*

So I was a terrible fangirl and as usual I did not read the blurb or you know ANY posts before I finished the book. Imagine my panic when I went to Goodreads and it said that it was the FINAL book. I mean what even?! I had a panic attack and a book emergency with no one to talk to! The torture!!!

I NEED more Alex in my life and Magnus and Hearth and Blitz and Sam, and just everyone!!!!! Please tell me Magnus and Alex will be back! Pretty please?



At least there will be two more Apollo books. *sigh*

What did you think of the books. Let me know in the comments below! 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Review for The Lucky Beggar Trilogy by Craig Anderson

The Lucky Beggar Trilogy by Craig Anderson 

Blurb:
How would you behave if karma was instant? 

Luke is not a nice person. Living on the streets of London has forced him to beg, borrow and steal to survive. In the hunt for a big payday he stumbles across a scientist willing to pay for test subjects that don't ask any questions. It was supposed to be easy money, a quick jab for a stack of cash. Unfortunately fate had other ideas. Now Luke is infected with a concentrated form of karma that judges his every decision, rewarding good and punishing bad.

He'll need all the help he can get if he's going to survive murderous mimes, homeless gangs, angry bullies and hired mercenaries. His only friend is an otterhound called Lucky, a matted ball of fur and enthusiasm. Together they must find the cure before karma gets them both killed.

This hilarious romp around England contains all three novellas in the Lucky Beggar Trilogy (Getting Lucky, Lucky Shot and Lucky Break) in one handy dandy package.


Review:
I loved this trilogy! I thought that this was such a great and unique concept. It definitely was one of my most interesting reads in 2017.

The concept of Karma has been around for a while but this book has a completely unique take on the concept. The whole idea about Karma being an actual organism and how the events unfolded from there were very interesting to me and pretty fun to read. I loved the sense of humour in the book.

The book for the most part set a pretty good pace, but I felt that it did drag in certain places. Other than that I thought the book was fantastic and unique. Overall, a fun read!

Sunday, 17 December 2017

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Steifvater

Blurb:
Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.


Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

Review:
So here's the thing, I LOVE the Raven Boys. Its probably one of my favourite series OF ALL TIME. Then there's books like The Scorpio Races and this gorgeous book, that are just everything.

First of all the COVER. HOW GORGEOUS IS IT!!?!?! I could just sit and stare at it for hours.

All The Crooked Saints was just as amazing as all things Stiefvater. Everything she touches is magic. There's some inexplicable magic every time I read a book by her. And this book was no different. I loved the book so much. I can't even find the right words to tell you how amazing this book was.  

I loved the characters, the writing style, everything, just everything was great. 

Go read this book.