Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!! :D


What do you do when you have author swag and a few books lying around??
Make a book Christmas Tree of course!! ;) :D

Merry Christmas All!! :D <3




Here are a couple free books for you all!! ;)


Happy Reading! :D


 Dark Creations: Gabriel Rising (Part 1&2)

 Cornerstone (Souls Of The Stones)

 Haunted

 Brightest Kind of Darkness, YA Paranormal Romance (Brightest Kind of Darkness Series, Book #1)

 The Citizens

 Arianna Rose (Part 1)

 The White Aura (The White Aura Series #1)



Till Later! Take Care!
Spread Love and Joy!! <3




Friday, 22 November 2013

Have a Fairy Christmas by K.B. Miller and Giveaway!


It's time! 
Join Holly as she decks the halls and Has a Fairy Christmas!!



Blurb
New Friends, Unicorns, and the Winter Court...

That’s what’s in store this holiday season for Holly Daniels.  Two days before Christmas, she takes a special trip to the mall to see Santa Claus.  He sends her to the library on a quest to find a book that could make her dreams come true.

Since moving to Montana, Holly hasn’t made any new friends.  And, being an only child can be very lonely.  All that could change when Holly meets Dylan, the princess of the Winter Court in the Fairy Realm.  

Christmas fun and Fairy enchantment is on its way in,
Have a Fairy Christmas!

K.B. Miller
K.B. Miller is a wife, mother, author and freelance writer.  She spends her days creating worlds for her fans.  She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, parrot and two puppies.



The second book in The Magic Library Book series, Have a Fairy Christmas is perfect for the kiddies this Christmas!!



To order, Have a Fairy Christmas in print, please visit my website, www.kbmillerbooks.com

Don't forget to check out the first book in the Magic Library Book Series, Uh-oh... We turned our brother into a Zombie?

Available where are fine ebooks are sold.


Stalker Links
Facebook

Purchase Link
Smashwords

And well lastly, the author has offered to giveaway a copy of this book!! :D
All you have to do is comment on the blog post or the Facebook Page Post and Random.org will pick a winner!! :D

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cover Reveal for Wastelands by LM Preston and GIVEAWAY!!! :D


Yep! Yep! Yep! There's a revealing going on.

If you have an insatiable appetite for PIRATES and romance with MYSTERY thrown in, than you are in for a great ride with the BANDITS series.

Book 2 in the series WASTELANDS by LM Preston comes out Spring 2014 (May).

However, she couldn't wait to share the details of her Smokin' Hot Cover!

Title: Wastelands
Author: L.M. Preston
Series: Bandits (Book #2)
Genre:  YA Romance SciFi Adventure
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Release Date: Ebook March 31st, 2014, Print May 5th, 2014
Blurb/Synopsis:
There’s nothing left for Daniel to fight for, except his father’s honor, on the brutal prison planet which holds his brother. This time, he’s going to do things right. He’ll turn his training as a famed Zukar thief into something his father will be proud of. The only thing holding him back is the loss of Jade’s love, the only girl who had the guts to put him in his place. And just one prison Warden who believes he has the power to keep Daniel away.

Take a moment to add it to your GOODREADS reading list!
Here's the ISBN # 9780985025

And enjoy a FREE read of the 1st book in the series, BANDITS! here.



Giveaway

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L.M. Preston was born in Washington, DC.  She loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl.  A Techie and Educator for over sixteen years, she started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids.  She has an obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.  She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing. In addition to being an author, she's also a Moderator for Yalitchat.ning.org, 2012 Vice President of Mid Atlantic Book Association and 2012 co-chair for the Maryland Writer's Conference.
Places to find LM Preston


Places to find Wastelands


Let us know what you think of the cover!! ^_^

Till later
oxox


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Drift Cover Reveal and GIVEAWAY! :D

Check out the cover for the long awaited book Drift by Michael Dean!!! :D


What do you all think of the gorgeous cover?? I absolutely love it!! <3

“Drift” coming November 2013…

SYNOPSIS:

* Drift (Book #1 in the Drift Series) *

When young demon, Leo Cutler, commits treason against Hell for saving a life he was supposed to help end, punishment for his betrayal is on the menu…

Sure to be served cold by his overlord Christian, it’s not for fear of retaliation that makes Leo renounce Hell.

It is because he has fallen in love with the near-victim, a human, Shade Lewis.

Winning his freedom will not be easy, especially when the test involves going through Shade’s murderous ex-boyfriend Darryl Kite, who has now, somehow, become a demon as well.

With Shade’s love compelling Leo forward, will he discover he has the courage to give up an eternal life? Facing the many obstacles that Christian will surely have waiting for him?

Or will it all prove to be too much forcing him back into the confines of Hell?

ADD Drift to your to read list here: Goodreads

And JOIN us on Facebook for the  Cover Reveal Event: HERE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michael Dean was born in Mountain View California in 1976, raised in Tucson Arizona, and now resides just outside of Dallas Texas.

Michael’s adventurous style has led him to start and run a successful small business for the past ten years, as well as writing YA novels and playing music. His passion for music and the pen collided when he was younger, causing him to pick up a guitar and write his own music. That drive led him to starting his own band, getting it played on regional radio stations, even competing in Ozzy Osbourne’s battle for Ozzfest in New York City.

Still just as driven, now he prefers quieter days to himself, thus giving him time to improve on his main passion, writing. Drift, a YA paranormal fantasy, is a bi-product of that alone time. He hopes that when a reader picks up his works, he or she will love it just as much as he did writing it.

STALKER LINKS ;)


Finally what all of us wait for! THE GIVEAWAY!!! :D

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Cover Reveal for Creatura by Nely Cab and Giveaway!!!! :D



 COMING AUGUST 6, 2013



Isn't the cover just amazing?!!? *-*

BLURB:
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.
A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

AUTHOR BIO:
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled "Creatura".

Last year, the rights to "Creatura" were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series "Creatura".


LINKS
Website:                     www.nelycab.com
FB Book Page:            www.facebook.com/Creatura.by.NelyCab
FB Author Page:        www.facebook.com/NelyCab
Twitter:                      www.twitter.com/nelycab
Goodreads:                 www.goodreads.com/nelycab
Blog:                            www.nelycab.blogspot.com
Google+:                     https://plus.google.com/115804598442656662617/posts
Amazon Page:           

GIVEAWAY!!! :D

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Review for Beastly by Alex Flinn

Book Cover Image

Beastly 

by Alex Flinn 

A great adaption of the Beauty and the Beast..

A contemporary take on the classic..

The movie version of 'Beastly' caught my attention first..

But let me tell you, the 'book is always better than the movie' 

 

 I never expected this book to be this cool and funny! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales. That's why in the first place I picked this book for a read. A fairy tale re-telling, this was a first for me. I have watched movies where the fairy tales like 'Snowhite and Cinderella being retold. But I never got a chance to read any 're-tellings' before.

The way Alex Flinn narrates the story of Beast is so good! She simply puts the beast in this century! The beast is a boy (not a prince but the son of a celebrity!) A Beast who uses lap top and buys things online is so funny and somehow so real! yes, so real!.


The witch is my favorite! :) Unlike the old fairy tale the witch in this book/century is so good! she has 99 out of 100 from me! :)
Kendra The Witch Rockss! :D And, hey Beastly is the first book from the series 'Kendra Chronicles Series'. The second book in the series is 'Bewitching'.


 The movie version is worth watching. Alex pettyfer has done a great job in making 'beastly' perfect. The movie version of the beast is not hairy but a little scary. I mean, in the book the beast/Kyle has hair all over his body plus he has long nails and scary teeth; and no lips. Well, in the movie we can see a different but good version of beastly. A beast with six pack, not so scary ;)


After reading the book 'Beastly', I was not so into accepting Venessa Hudgens as Lindy. Its because I imagined a different Lindy when I was reading the book. But then somehow I liked her in the movie :)

~The Moon

Friday, 24 May 2013

Oceans of Red: Demon Revolution by Willow Cross



OCEANS OF RED: DEMON REVOLUTION by WILLOW CROSS


Book Description:


***Demon Revolution is the compilation of Oceans of Red volumes 1 through 3 for print purposes, but is being made available in e-book format also.***

By 2015 the streets of Los Angeles have transformed from a thriving metropolis into a hostile world ravaged by demons bent on assimilating the human race. Standing between this total apocalypse of humanity and their chance for survival is the last of the United States military. Hidden within a top secret bunker, and lead by Admiral Gary Martin and his three children, this remnant wages war against the demonic regime. When the Admiral disappears, his daughter Remy chooses to take the lead and continue the battle to regain their world. Trained to think on her feet and kill if the situation requires, she is aided by her older brother and younger sister. But when an experiment goes terribly wrong, they discover that to save the human race, they may have to end it. Is there a line between black and white when you live in an Ocean of Red?



Review:


Don’t you just love the fact that when the first book ends you can jump right to the second one? Well you can do that here! Oceans of Red: Demon Revolution is all the three volumes of the Oceans of Red series in one. Follow Remy, Greg and Shane as they attempt to regain their world which has been taken over by demons. Along with a handful of what’s left of the Military they attempt to defeat the demonic forces.
But there are things and powers unknown to them. Remy the protagonist of the series has to deal with a lot of things and make a lot of tough choices. Come aboard this roller coaster of a book that has the perfect balance of action, comedy and surprises. This book is a different take on the whole dystopian post apocalyptic scene and is one of my favorite books ever! Volume One was an amazing start, Volume Two was better with more secrets unveiled and more Oceans of Red goodness, but Volume Three has been by far my favorite!! And I absolutely love Willow Cross’ writing style. It just flows so beautifully and pulls you into the Oceans of Red universe.
Action, Magic and Feels... (Yes I said feels :P ) This book has it all... :D

~TJ

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Review of Oceans of Red Volume 3 : Demon Apocalypse by Willow Cross



OCEANS OF RED VOLUME THREE: DEMON APOCALYPSE by WILLOW CROSS


Book Description:

When Remy and her team stormed Lilith’s compound, she revealed herself as The Chosen One. Now, Lilith has pooled every available resource to find her and will not stop until Remy, and all who follow her, meet a gruesome death.

In a race against time, the siblings must escape L.A. and Lilith’s wrath. Remy knows death knocks at her door and is ready to answer, but what price will she pay for accepting her destiny?


Review:


Let me just say this first... 
W-O-W!!!!!!

This series is one of my favorite series EVER! And it just keeps getting better!! This has been my favorite so far in the series.

In Volume Three Remy has to make tough choices that will require her to make even greater sacrifices and take tougher decisions. New characters, new situations and a beautifully written book. What else could you ask for?

I don't know how she does it but she does. Willow Cross yet again manages to pull us into the Oceans of Red universe full of magic and action. In such few pages it makes a huge impact. I love, love, love this series and I absolutely love Willow Cross' writing style! I cannot say this enough times. Just get the book already!! :D

The worst part waiting for the next book! Boo!! LOL... xD

~TJ

Monday, 20 May 2013

Review for Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake


ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (Anna,#1) by KENDARE BLAKE


 The story of a ghost girl and a ghost hunter. (Don't think it is a cute romance, I would rather say it is #Spooky ;) ) 


My first thoughts.. Well, this can be the beginning of a typical paranormal romance..?A ghost hunter and a ghost girl... But Then comes Theseus Cassio Lowood with his athame and kick-ass attitude.First, I liked his name. "Theseus Cassio Lowood"Second, I started enjoying this book even though it was totally spooky!First, I liked his name. "Theseus Cassio Lowood"Second, I started enjoying this book even though it was totally spooky!

*Theseus Cassio Lowood (Cas)

(“I’m not a superhero,” I say. It’s an awful tag. It’s egotistical, and it doesn’t fit. I don’t parade around in spandex.” - Cas Lowood)A ghost hunter. who leads the same path his father led. His mother is a witch and they travel from one place to another in order to bust ghosts who make trouble for living people.The ghosts in this book are downright creepy!!! seriously! yuck!Anna is just like one if them, creepy with dark hair, dark veins all over her body and she wears this white dress dripping blood. But she also has this other face...Anyway I love both of her looks! she is one cool amazing angry ghost I like/love!.


*Anna Korlov (Anna Dressed in Blood)


(“She’s like Bruce Lee, the Hulk and Neo from The Matrix all rolled in to one.”)A dead girl.. Ghost girl..and she looks, well like a ghost. Not that I have seen any ghosts in my life but yes, Anna is a ghost; a girl who brutally killed in 1958 and has been killing people since after her death.


Can't say this book has no flaws but I love the characters, especially our ghost girl Anna.Its simply a well told tale you can immediately get caught up with.Its a ghost story but you are gonna laugh a lot too.Its "Spooky+Funny"


~The Moon

Sunday, 19 May 2013

New Beginnings!!

So I know I am the laziest person in the world and the blog isn't that active...


(image taken from https://www.recoverhealth.org/)

Well to solve that problem I asked a very good friend of mine to come join the blog and you know do the dance :P LOL :P

I hope you all like my girlie - Athy (not more than me tho :P Kidding..) and just hang on with us.. :)

We would love to hear more from you all and you can always mail us at thecuriositykey@gmail.com
Suggestions are always welcome :)

Till Later! Take Care!
oxox

~TJ

Friday, 19 April 2013

Review of Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Summary:
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.
Review:
“Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.”
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.” 

“I got schooled this year
by
a

boy.



A boy that I'm seriously, deeply, madly, incredibly, and undeniably in love with.
And he taught me the most important thing of all...


To put the emphasis
On life .” 

One star for a beautiful story
Two for the enchanting characters
Three for making the story relate-able
And the fourth for the amazing "slams"....
I'd have given it another but I felt it was missing something
Maybe it was because it was too small?

I hope no one ran away because of the lame slam attempt :P

Ah I do love poetry.. And I loved how the author incorporated it into the book. Slammed is a beautifully written book. What I took away from the book (apart from the obvious) was this, WORDS ARE POWERFUL. They can make a statement, they can make you feel, they can make you laugh and they can break you down. Words are powerful and I believe that if used correctly and effectively it can bring a change in the world!

I can't believe I have written so many poems these past few weeks!
Maybe I'd post one of them here....

Till Later! Take Care!
oxox

Monday, 15 April 2013

Sacrifice by Stacey Rourke Launch Tour: Review and Giveaway!!!

Sacrifice Tour

Being a fan of the Gryphon Series I am obviously excited to be a part of the blog tour! :D


Summary:
Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.


Review:


Would you sacrifice someone you love just to keep them safe? Celeste has to make a tough choice; she has been making them on a daily basis since she has been chosen as the Conduit. With even more difficult sacrifices to make and demons that are a whole new level of nasty to defeat will Celeste survive?
And of course there is the wedding. But with the Countess and Dark Army Glee Club, around the corner will the wedding bells chime?
Yet another masterpiece by Stacey Rourke! It is un- put - down able and had me laughing out loud (I’m pretty sure I woke up everyone in my house at one point because of that! :P ). Quirky, witty and funny is Stacey’s forte and she plays it well. Sacrifice was an emotional roller coaster it had me laughing till I couldn't breathe, but it made me cry too... The story just gets better and better with every turn of the page, makes you gasp in shock and wish the ride never ends. This series I’d describe as pick-me-up kinda books, whenever you read it you are bound to smile. But let me tell you the ending had a jaw-dropping effect on me and I REALLY NEEDED the next book... like yesterday!
You must read this series trust me you won't regret it!!!



Author Bio:
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012.

Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey 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. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.


Stalker Links:
www.staceyrourke.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Rourke/
Twitter @Rourkewrites.

Grab a copy for yourself at Amazon or B&N!

And now GIVEAWAY!!! :D

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Till Later, Take Care!
oxox

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sacrifice by Stacey Rourke Book Blast!!

Sacrifice Tour

Chat with Stacey Rourke
author of Amazon Bestselling Children's Action & Adventure novel

#Sacrifice
April 10 at 10:30 am ET
(it's easy to join the conversation using tweetchat.com)

Celeste Garrett has finally found a happy balance in her life as the Chosen One, thanks in large part to a certain hunky Irishman. But if there’s any lesson she should heed since receiving her calling it’s that everything can change in the blink of an eye. Soon a terrible new threat, unlike anything she’s ever encountered, causes her to make a gut-wrenching choice that will strip her of someone she holds dear.

As much as she’d like to have a pity party for one, there’s no time for that now because wedding bells are ringing in Gainesboro! In between dress fittings and rehearsal dinners Celeste will have to fend off attacking demons and leering pirates. As if the Dark Army wasn’t scary enough our heroine is faced with the horrifying trauma of attending a bachelorette party with her mom and watching Grams do Jello shots. Is a walk down the aisle even possible for a member of the Garrett family when the Dark Army is out to destroy them? More importantly, will the Dark Army Glee Club sing at the reception?

Raise your glass to the happy couple, and get ready for a wedding…Conduit-style.
Buy the books for 99 cents each!


Be sure to follow the full tour for reviews, interviews, excerpts, and the inside scoop on Stacey Rourke and the Gryphon series. Be sure to check back here on 15th for my Review of Sacrifice! I AM SO EXCITED!! Join the party!
 To celebrate the third book in the Gryphon series, Stacey Rourke is offering one lucky fan an awesome prize pack. Enter below.


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Till Later! Take Care!
oxox

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Review for Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

“The sky is always beautiful. Even when it's dark or rainy or cloudy, it's still beautiful to look at. It's my favourite thing because I know if I ever get lost or lonely or scared, I just have to look up and it'll be there no matter what...and I know it'll always be beautiful.” 

“The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I'm choosing to stand up taller.” 

“Its real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. Its the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.”


(I could probably fill the whole blog post up with the quotes but.. Eh where would I put my review then? :P )

Let me just start by saying I hadn't been excited about a book like I was about this one in a long time. And that was before I was even done with the book. Then I hit that roller coaster point where everything simple went out and spun out of control. When I finally finished this book I had tears in my eyes. Another thing that doesn't happen normally.
Hopeless takes you on a journey - you laugh, you smirk, you wince, you cry and you just feel...

There are so many things that I liked in the book that I'm not sure what to share and what to keep to myself and let those who haven't taken this journey experience for themselves.
Hopeless is not your typical romance where the bad boy falls in love and gets the girl.  It’s more. So much more. It has a certain appeal that I didn't realize before as to what it was. It has vulnerability and it shows that life isn't all that perfect. People aren't always what they seem; they might be broken for all you know. Let me not blabber much because that is what this book made me want to do. It makes me think and maybe, just maybe make me view people differently.
The writing style and I must say about it because it was written in such a way that it was relatable, that the words flew off the pages and it just felt perfect.

I could go on for hours but let me just wrap it up with this...
Sweet, endearing, thought provoking and real... It would be hopeless trying not to like the book! ;)
Don’t forget to check out the Bonus Chapter which is from Holder’s POV... Trust me you will LOVE it!


Till Later.. Take Care!
oxox

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Marcy Rachel's Colorful Indie Blog Tour!! :D


The Graphic Designer
HOW IT STARTED
In 2011, for NaNoWriMo, Marcy Rachel didn't finish what she was writing. Instead, she decided to make MOCK covers for other authors that were writing to inspire them to finish. After that, people loved what she was doing and they told her that she should sell her covers. Marcy took up on their word and now has her page Marcy Rachel Designs. Every November is a reminder of why she started doing this -- indie authors. Marcy keeps her prices very low by keeping Indies in mind. Not only does she make book covers, but also design other things.

ABOUT MARCY
Marcy takes pride in her work and will work with you until you are satisfied with the art.  It's always been said "Don't judge a book by its cover" and, although this is very true, a nice book cover can catch the eye of more readers.  Marcy will always use her skills to her highest to provide you with the best cover she can possibly give you so you can be satisfied. Along with being a freelance designer, working for anyone who needs a great cover, Marcy Rachel is also the official graphics designer of AltWit Press.

About Marcy, From Marcy-
“Since my teenage years, I always liked to look at paintings and sculptures. I loved visiting museums. When I went to college, I enrolled as Chemistry major due to lack of knowledge about degrees and programs offered. I failed Chemistry and moved to Business Administration, where I finished my degree as an Administrative Assistant. While in college, I found out that I could’ve pursue a degree in arts but it was already too late. When I was doing my internship, I discovered a TV show that I loved. I met other fans and learned about fan fiction and graphic design. This was my first encounter with graphic design and video editing and I loved it. I started doing it and taught myself some Photoshop and Movie Maker and I’ve been doing it ever since. Supporting the amazing indie community, whether it be a book cover design, a banner, a logo or even a bookmark is my constant ambition. They are the reason that I now I have my “indie business”, Marcy Rachel Designs.

So this is me, Marcy Rachel, providing just a little insight into how I was inspired and why I design.”

HOW SHE DOES IT
Marcy Rachel Designs obtains most of her resources from stock photo web sites.  She first looks on websites that have been researched and that have images that are completely free.  Unfortunately, most of these websites do not offer good quality pictures worthy of being in a book cover or any design.  This is when she turns to paid images, though royalty free, trying always to find a website where the cost of the graphics is low compared to others.  The cost of these images depends on which, and how many images she ultimately uses in the creation of your cover and/or design.  The cost of the images is paid by the client and it's not included in the labor of creating the cover.  You will always have the option of choosing a less expensive (or more expensive) image. Marcy must have your approval on all the images before finalizing the cover.

PRICING
E-Book covers start at $50! For a full list of services and prices, please visit her website!

REVISIONS
Most cover designers only allow a few revisions.  Marcy Rachel Designs has been allowing unlimited revisions, but this takes a lot of time and it's not fair to other people she am working with simultaneously; it slows down her turn-around time for everyone.  SO, now she is offering 10 free revisions.  Additional revisions will incur in a $5.00 fee per revision.

She will be sending you drafts of the cover as you guys go along and make changes; feel free to suggest any changes you think might make the design better and she will try them!!

WHAT IS NEEDED FROM THE CLIENT
Most authors send a synopsis of their book and/or the first two chapters so that Marcy can get an idea of the concept to portray.  Sometimes an author will send her the whole book and allow her to scan it for exciting scenes to get her imagination going. That’s totally up to you! Some pitch in some ideas they already have so she can work with those as well.

*A note about content: Marcy does not read pornographic material in preparation for designing a cover.  (Romance novels are ok, even if it has sex scenes, but not actual pornography.) She can use images that depict artistic nudity, but none that portray hate or cruelty towards animals or people.

WHEN THE DESIGN IS CREATED
Marcy Rachel works as quickly as possible, often working nights and weekends to complete a commission.  If you have a deadline coming up and need a cover as soon as possible, let Marcy help you out!

WHAT WILL THE CLIENT GET
Marcy Rachel Designs will supply you with two cover files for the web; one for Amazon Kindle's with the new size requirement (2500px on the long side) and a smaller size to use as thumbnail.  If you need a custom size, please let her know before work begins. She will include this file size on your package at NO cost.  When the design is final, Marcy Rachel Designs owns the rights of the final design and will use it to promote her work.  If you want full ownership of the rights, it will require an additional fee.

QUESTIONS?? COMMENTS??
If you have any questions or comments for Marcy, don’t hesitate to contact her at any of the links below or e-mail her at contact@marcyracheldesigns.com
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Friday, 15 February 2013

Hell's Gift by KS Haigwood!

About the Author:
Kristie Haigwood (a.k.a. K.S. Haigwood) is currently writing her 8th novel. She lives in Arkansas, US. She is the mother of 2 awesome kids and 2 great dogs. She is happily married to her soulmate who thinks reading is a solid waste of time. Opposites attract. Kristie’s works include 'Save My Soul', 'Forbidden Touch', 'Eternal Island' and 'Hell's Gift' (available on Amazon in ebook and print). 'Eternal Immortality', 'Eternal Inception', 'The Last Assignment' and 'Good Side of Sin' are all releasing soon.

About the book!
'Hell's Gift' is Book 2 in the 'Save My Soul' series. IT CAN BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE.
Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he's gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she's done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he's got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim...Hell's Gift.
Hell's Gift US:http://www.amazon.com/Hells-Gift-Save-novel-ebook/dp/B00BF0VBKM
Hell's Gift UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hells-Gift-Save-novel-ebook/dp/B00BF0VBKM
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FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/kshaigwoo
TWITTER:http://twitter.com/kshaigwood
BLOG:http://kshaigwood.blogspot.com

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Review and Giveaway for The Life We Dream by JH Glaze

Happy Valentines Day loves!! :D What better book than this to post for on Valentines than this!



The Life We Dream by JH Glaze

Description:

True Love Is Forever.

From critically acclaimed author J. H. Glaze comes a touching tale of lost love and rediscovery.

When Jack Bailey receives a call from an old friend, he discovers that the girl he has loved for most of his life is in hospice and only has a short time to live. 

Through his memories, we come to understand the depth of his passion and why this love could never be forgotten.

Come with Jack as he travels to see her one last time in this bittersweet tale of undying love. You may soon begin to believe that anything is possible in 'The Life We Dream'.

This story is a departure from the Horror/Thriller genres for J.H. Glaze and explores the author's views on the enduring aspects of true love.


Review:
This book follows the story of Jack as he goes back to meet his one true love who is at hospice taking her last breaths. Throughout the story we can see how Jack’s feelings develop for Sarah from when he was six till the day he goes to meet her. The story shows the power of true love and with a little bit of a twist!
The Life We Dream was such an amazing little love story. I’ve been a fan of JH Glaze’s horror novels (If you haven’t you need to check them out! :D ) but this one was so different than what he usually writes. And this one does not disappoint. I love his style of writing and its amazing how he brought a twist into this story! It wasn’t at all what I expected but just so much better! <3
And lastly - the cover! *-* How amazing is it?! <3

You can grab your copy from Amazon

And since this is my birthday month, here is a GIVEAWAY for you all! :D You can thank the AMAZING JH Glaze for the donation!
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oxox