Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blog Tour Review: Drained by GK Curry


Title: Title: Drained
Author: G.K. Curry
Genre: Supernatural Crime Thriller
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Source: Ebook provided for review
My Rating: 3/5 Stars

Blurb:
Six gruesome murders.
Six crime scenes with no evidence.
And a killer who's more than your typical monster.
When detectives Shaun Hawthorne and Danny Viviani are called to the scene of a homicide, they realize it's the work of a serial killer. Just like the others, she's been stabbed in the neck and drained of brain fluid.
To solve the case, they'll have to peer into the mind of a murderer who is anything but human. As Shaun and Danny dive deeper into the mystery, they discover that there's a darker side to the world. A side full of magic and monsters.
And now they've become the prey.
Can Shaun and Danny survive long enough to catch the killer, or will they become the next victims?

You'll die over this paranormal crime mystery because of the non-stop action and the jaw dropping twists.





GK Curry is an actuary for health care benefits with his ASA. When he isn’t writing or working full-time, you can find him spending time with his wife, four daughters, and four pets.  He enjoys playing and coaching sports and watching crime dramas to spark his imagination. Drained is his first novel.



Review

I enjoyed this book, it is right up my alley and very familiar to what I'm used to. It is an entertaining suspenseful novel. I'm more used to watching crime shows and I'm getting more comfortable with this genre, this book was perfect for that. It wasn't too long or overly descriptive. The characters were interesting and I loved that there was no love story because it wasn't needed. It also felt real to me, like this could potentially happen except for the supernatural aspect of it. But for me when it's hard to get the feeling that the writing style of an author can actually capture me. What most felt real for me was that our main character Shaun was married and was working on a case and was separated from his wife and they would talk on the phone, it's so simple but I felt for their distance and it felt real to me.
This is a great debut novel in my opinion. I look forward to the author's next novel.   
  





Monday, May 20, 2019

Release Blitz, Excerpt, and Giveaway: The Divorce Planner by Angela lam




The Divorce Planner
Angela Lam
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: May 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When her daughter suggests Darcy Madison attend her ex-husband’s wedding, Darcy enlists the help of her colleague, divorce attorney Victor Costello, to pose as her dashing young date. But when Victor proposes to Darcy at the reception, Darcy forgets they are pretending and says, “Yes!” Between her false engagement to Victor and her daughter’s suggestion to have a double wedding, Darcy falls even further in the fantasy of being a blushing midlife bride. The longer the masquerade continues, the more Darcy starts to wonder what is love and can it last forever in a world where divorce is the only language she knows?

EXCERPT:
“Are you leaving?” He stood.
“Yes.” A flash of disappointment descended over her shoulders. “I think I’ll go.”
“Let me walk you to your car.”
“But you’ll miss the live auction and the dancing.”
He offered his arm. “I’d rather spend the time with you.”
A touch of kinship united them.
She wove her arm through his. How delightful to find someone who enjoyed her company as much as she enjoyed his.
Matching strides, they walked around the tables of guests. A few people stopped them to comment on how cute a couple they made.
She blushed from the compliments.
He nudged open the double doors.
A gust of cool summer air blasted against her face. She shivered.
He tugged her closer. “Would you like my jacket?”
“No, thank you. I’m parked over there.” She waved toward the left.
They strode over to an ancient sports sedan.
Darcy unlocked her door and tossed her clutch inside. As she turned to say good night, she trembled with anticipation. Would he kiss her again?
Standing in silence, he gazed into her eyes.
A flicker of desire lapped at her feet and licked up into her belly. She had never seen eyes so big, so bold, and so beautiful. Oh, why wouldn’t he kiss her?




Author Bio:
Angela is a San Francisco Bay Area native.
She studied journalism at Northwestern University as a Cherub scholar. She received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Sonoma State University.
Her nonfiction articles on real estate, lending, and finance can be found online at SFGate.com. Her short stories, essays, and poetry are published in a number of magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, including The Dollar Stretcher, Foliate Oak , Kenwood Press, The Phoenix, Potpourri, The Sun, The Writer, and Women’s Voices.
When she is not writing, she is either painting, reading, running, or spending time with her family and friends. 


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Friday, May 17, 2019

Cover Reveal: Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses Box Set by 11 awesome Authors



I'm so excited to share this cover today. It is the most beautiful cover I've ever seen!  So many re-tellings and awesome covers!

Kingdom of Mirrors & Roses: A Limited Edition of Beauty and the Beast Retellings
Publication date: August 1st 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult
Beauty and the Beast, but not how you remember it
Deep in the forest, a castle hides. No one knows who lives there, but rumors of a beast keep people away.
Cloaked in shadows, hidden from view, a prince destroyed by a curse shuts himself away from the world, ashamed of the beast he’s become.
And in the village, a beautiful girl with her nose in a book, yearns for something more.
True love is the only thing that can break his curse. True love is the one thing she’s looking for, but how can they find true love when neither knows the other exists?
Find out if love really can defy all odds in this set of thirteen captivating retellings of the classic fairytale, filled with love, hope and the strength of two people willing to do whatever it takes…



One click now for your happily ever after.
Other books in the Kingdom of series…
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes (Cinderella retellings) Amazon
 Kingdom of Glass and Ashes

Kingdom of Salt and Sirens (Little Mermaid retellings)  Amazon
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Kingdom of Sand and Wishes (Aladdin retellings) Amazon
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Kingdom of Mirrors and Roses (Beauty and the Beast retellings) Pre-order
Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams (Sleeping Beauty retellings) coming soon



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Book Blitz and Giveaway- Ten Hours by Melissa Toppen


Ten Hours
Melissa Toppen
Publication date: May 17th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
TEN HOURS- A STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Ten hours…
That’s how much time we spent together.
How much time I got with the man whose bright eyes and sultry smile almost made me forget that I was sick.
Six hundred minutes…
That’s how long it took me to fall in love.
Thirty-six thousand seconds…
And then it was over. And all I wanted was more.
More seconds.
More minutes.
More hours.
More him.
Ten hours…
Such a small, insignificant amount of time.
Yet those ten hours changed everything.
 



Author Bio:
Melissa Toppen is a Bestselling Author specializing in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Release Blitz and Giveaway : The Beautiful Years by Annie Rose Welch



Title: The Beautiful Years Part IV 
Author: Annie Rose Welch 
Genre:Contemporary/ Mafia Romance 
Release Date: May 16, 2019 
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press 



My husband had been keeping a secret from me—a secret that would irrevocably change the course of our lives.
He was the son of one of the most ruthless men alive, and an heir to the infamous Fausti crime family. They were beautiful, powerful, ruthless—royalty in their beloved Italy and beyond. Though I was under their protection, the monster who craved me would stop at nothing to have me. He demanded blood as the price for revenge. The clandestine life my husband led pulled us deeper into a dangerous world, and his vengeance came at my expense. I became the one with a secret to keep—a secret that might kill me in the end. Book IV in a seven-part Mafia Romance saga.


 
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her passion for writing began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightning bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.
When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently resides in Texas (where everything really is bigger) with her husband, daughter, and their three peculiar dogs, Boudreaux, Tabasco, and Vanna Loo (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).
For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of cafĂ© au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website:




Part I

Part II

Part III






Review: Beasts Of The Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell

Title: Beasts Of The Frozen Sun Author: Jill Criswell Series: Frozen Sun Saga #1 Genre: YA Fantasy Publishing Date: August 6, 2...