8 February 2016

Who Needs a Boyfriend When You Have Books and Disney?

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In the chronicle saga that is me travelling across North America by myself, many a time I have fielded the question:

"Oh! How does your boyfriend/husband feel about that?"

To which I'm like, I'm sure he'd be fully supportive of me in my adventures if I had one.

Then, after a small bout of them feeling a little uncomfortable, the conversation usually heads into the direction of asking what I do in my down time. When I respond with 'reading,' I generally get an, "I see," and coupled with the pitying look in their eyes, and I can work out the rest of the unspoken sentence, 'that's why you don't have a boyfriend.'

It's at this point where my patience starts to wear thin, and my sass starts to come out.

But let me take you to a place where the person went that one step further.

I was talking to my friend's husband and the conversation had already covered the above topics and we're still talking because, well, friend's husband, and I'd moved on to sharing my love of Disney when he says to me:

"You know, maybe if you didn't spend so much time watching Disney movies and reading, you'd have a boyfriend."

. . . My inner sass monster came out to play at this point. Like, full on excuuuse me? mode with head wobble and finger snaps (well, not literally - I don't have the street cred to pull that off :P ). I mean, sounds like a pretty shit boyfriend to me if he doesn't like books or Disney. That's, like, two thirds of my personality!

It just really irks me that, at 21, social convention dictates that I should have a boyfriend and be totally up for the party-type scene. Well wanna know what I have to say to social convention?

Screw You!
I'm going to go curl up and watch a Disney movie while reading a book!

Peace out, Losers.

Please note: 'Losers' is me referring to the haters out there, not you lovely people!
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3 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday [50]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

This Week's Book

The Power
Jennifer L. Armentrout

Titan #2

Coming February 23rd 2016

With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.
Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve. Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.
But the gods are sensing a greater threat.

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.

Why I'm Waiting

It's been a while since I've done one of these bad boys, but I am dying to read The Power so I thought I might boot this ole thing up again.

Why am I willing to go to Hades to read this? Because Alex and Aiden are there, duh! Haha I kid (Kind of...). But they are supposed to be making an appearance in this novel which has me excited.

But the main reason I just want my hands on this now, is because Armentrout released Oblivion, the release date for this got pushed back - meaning, I could've already been reading this!

What are you Waiting on?
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1 February 2016

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Cover Reveal: Talon by Sybil Bartel

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Talon
Sybil Bartel

Uncompromising Series #1

Coming March 1st 2016

I surf.

I fuck.

I pretend to smile.

Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything else to lose.

I was wrong.

The blond showed up at my surf shop, beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her.

I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her except I didn’t know she was keeping a deadly secret. Now I had two choices, her life or mine.

Marriage and combat taught me the same thing—I was no one’s hero. And I was about to prove it.

About the Author

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I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about me.

I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.

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27 January 2016

Book Blitz: The Prophecy of Shadows by Michelle Madow | Excerpt + Giveaway

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The Prophecy of Shadows
Michelle Madow

Elementals #1

Coming January 26th 2016

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Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly ... she's apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers--and, to her dismay, by Blake--the school's notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle's wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect--it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it's up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town ... and possibly the world.

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Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

Excerpt

“Run!” Blake yelled, grabbing my arm and pulling me off the merry-go-round.

It spun under our weight, and I held onto the metal bars, pushing off them to leap over the edge. The cedar chips on the ground cushioned my landing. The car was behind us, which would mean running towards the monstrous hound, so I bolted for the playground, hurrying up a ladder of rubber tires that led to the closest platform. Blake followed close behind. The second he was up he took the lighter out of his pocket and aimed a blue fireball at the tires. They melted to the ground seconds before the hound reached them.

It looked up at us and growled—a low, menacing sound that if I spoke dog I would have assumed meant “I’m going to have you for dinner”—and tried to jump onto the platform. It missed by only a few inches.

Blake flicked on his lighter and threw a fireball at its chest, but the hound jumped to the side to get out of the way. It turned all four of its eyes up at us, one head letting out a deep roar as the other snapped its teeth together, taking bites out of the air.

My hands shook, and I gripped one of the log posts behind me for support. “Have you learned how to fight these things in homeroom?” I asked Blake, my voice rising in panic.

He threw another fireball, and it missed the hound again. “No,” he snapped, the flames lighting up his face. “Fighting legendary creatures isn’t on the syllabus.”

“Maybe it should be,” I said as he launched another ball of fire, hitting the hound on its front paw. Both of its heads yelped in pain. The scorpion tail lowered between its legs, and it growled again before turning away from us and running around the side of the playground, woodchips flying behind it as it gained speed.

My heart pounded, and I looked around to figure how to get off the platform. The exit was a slide that dropped off at the monkey bars. I could get down and run to the car, but I didn’t know where the hound was, and leaving the platform could give it the perfect opportunity to pounce.

Then the hound growled again. I turned around, spotting it clamoring up a ladder of logs that led to a nearby platform. Only a wobbly bridge separated that platform from our own. My entire body shook, and I moved closer to Blake, grabbing his arm for support.

The hound reached the top of the platform, and its glowing eyes narrowed, ready to attack.

Not having anywhere else to go, I launched myself down the slide and hurried to the monkey bars, climbing up the ladder and hoisting myself on top of them. Gripping the sides, I crawled to the center bar, but the ground spun beneath me, my lungs tightening as I looked down. I had to take a few deep breaths to steady myself. A six-foot fall wasn’t deadly. Now wasn’t the time to let my fear of heights get to me.

Blake scrambled behind me, and I turned around to make sure he wasn’t hurt. Sweat dripped down the sides of his face from the flames, but other than that he looked okay. He took his lighter out again, holding it up in preparation to create another fireball.

I looked back at the hound in time to see it run along the bridge and hurl itself towards us. It bared its teeth as it flew through the air, its arms outstretched as it came closer to the monkey bars. But it must not have had enough force behind the jump, because it fell to the ground with a loud thump. It stood and shook the woodchips off its fur, a low growl coming from somewhere deep in its throat as it turned its heads up to look at us.

Before I could say anything to Blake about how completely screwed we were, he threw two balls of fire towards the hound, hitting both of its faces. It howled and collapsed, whimpering as it buried its snouts in its paws. The smell of burnt skin filled the air. My stomach swirled with nausea, and I lifted a hand to my nose to block out the smell.

Only a few seconds passed before it stood up again. The fur on its faces had changed into a charred grey. Its yellow eyes glowed brighter now, both snouts chomping madly in the air, strings of saliva dripping to the ground as it waited to devour whichever one of us lost our balance first.

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22 January 2016

Blog Tour: Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix | Review + Giveaway

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Lightning Kissed
Lila Felix

The Lucent Series #1

Published January 4th 2016

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Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.

She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.

Except him.

Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.

Theo is the one.

He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.

Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.

She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.

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Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.

My Review

I love the premise of the book. The way they can 'flash' anywhere they want reminded me of the movie, Jumper. I love that movie. To be able to visit anywhere in the world without the travel times and costs? Where do I sign up?! Obviously there are downsides to having this awesome gift, as is clearly outlined in the story, but I'd like to continue to dream in my little bubble of ignorance for a while.

The only thing that really bugged me about Lightning Kissed is that the writing felt kind of detached from the story. This prevented me from really feeling anything of substance for the MCs, which was kind of a bummer.

Theo was a bit on the mushy side for me to really get addicted to him, but I never once questioned his love for Colby. When they're together they are one of the cutest couples that I have ever read about, and me in a constant state of 'Aww!' Their relationship is definitely my favourite part of this novel.

A sweet and, at times, intense story, Lightning Kissed is the kind of book you knock out in an afternoon when you need a good dose of the feels.


3 out of 5

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20 January 2016

Book Blitz: #Junkie by Cambria Hebert | Teaser + Book Trailer + Giveaway

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#Junkie
Cambria Hebert

GearShark #1

Published January 20th 2016

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Drew Forrester is a total adrenaline junkie.
His high of choice?
Cars.
The faster, the better.


He’s been making waves in Maryland’s underground racing circuit since he crossed the state line, and after speaking with him, we know he’s not hitting the brakes anytime soon.

So what exactly does it take to burn rubber and make a name for yourself in a world where the only rule is there are no rules?

You gotta be hungry…

You gotta have balls…

And you can never back down.

What’ve we learned here at GearShark?

Drew is all of the above.

We also know he’s got some secrets buried under his hood.

Secrets we think are loaded with octane and just might set the world of cars on fire.

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*this is a spin-off of the Hashtag series but it can be read on its own.
**This book contains an M/M romance relationship.

About the Author

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Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Blog Tour: Poison by Lan Chan | Excerpt + Giveaway

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Poison
Lan Chan

Wind Dancer #1

Published September 1st 2015

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Since the night her mother was murdered, sixteen-year-old Rory Gray has known one truth: There are no good Seeders.

In post-apocalyptic Australia, the scientists known as Seeders have built a Citadel surrounded by food-producing regions and populated with refugees from the wars and famine. To maintain their control, the Seeders poisoned the land and outlawed the saving of seeds.

It’s been six years since Rory graced the Seeders’ circus stage as the Wind Dancer and still the scars on her body haven’t healed. Even worse are the scars on her heart, left by a Seeder boy who promised to protect her.

Now the Seeders are withholding supplies from Rory’s region for perceived disobedience. Utilising the Wanderer knowledge she received from her mother, Rory must journey to the Citadel through uninhabitable terrain to plead for mercy.

However, the Citadel isn’t as Rory remembered. The chief plant geneticist is dying and rumours fly that the store of viable seed is dwindling. The Seeders are desperate to find a seed bank they believe Rory can locate, and they will stop at nothing to get it.
To defy the Seeders means death. But Rory has been close to death before–this time she’s learned the value of poison.

Recommended for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, strong protagonists, minority characters, circuses and nature!

About the Author

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Lan Chan is a writer, gardener and professional procrastinator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is still waiting for her super powers to manifest but until then she writes young adult novels featuring strong female protagonists, minority characters and has a particular interest in dystopias and urban fantasy. Lan’s debut novel POISON, the first in her WIND DANCER series is due for release in September 2015.

Excerpt

Then suddenly, I’m blinded as the spotlight illuminates the wing. I throw up a hand to shield my eyes. All other lights in the arena turn off except for a small one aimed at Crispin. A drum beats and builds momentum into a steady roll.

“And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. She captured our hearts with her gravity-defying feats of flight. After six years’ absence, let’s welcome back to the Citadel, the one and only Aurora Gray!”

You can hear a pin drop. I exhale deeply and plaster a smile onto my face as waves of anxiety slam back into place. How am I going to top Skylar’s entrance without anything planned? I’ve waited too long and am just about to walk on stage when a steady wind whips through the stadium. The audience begins to murmur in excitement. A ring trapeze that’s big enough for me to stand in lowers from the ceiling. I don’t hesitate and step on, using my arms and bare feet for balance.

The ring carries me all the way to the ceiling and the spotlight follows. Hundreds of twinkling stars in the audience tell me I’m being recorded live. In the upper tiers of the stadium are two big jumbo screens that project my face to the crowd farthest away. It’s a full house tonight.

I’m unsure what to do, but I know not to let on to the audience. How am I going to get down from here? They can’t expect me to jump from this height without a net and nothing else to cling to? I’ll die for sure. And then the wind picks up so it’s more of a gale. My costume blows around to full effect. The other performers fall to their knees and hold on to each other so they won’t be blasted away.

Now I see what they want me to do. They want me to jump into the wind. I look to Crispin, who has retreated to the wing, and he makes two upwards motions with his arms. The universal performers’ code for play it up for the crowd. I nod and cling to the ring as though I’m afraid. It’s not all an act. I put one hand to my heart as the trapeze starts to swing from one side of the stage to the other. The earpiece crackles and Crispin’s voice rings over the powerful wind.

“Send them a little message,” he says. I know exactly what he wants me to say. I’ve said it hundreds of times before. Suddenly, everything else in the world falls away; all I can see is the drop before me, and all I can feel is the wind around me. My heart thuds, but this time with barely contained excitement. This is what I was born to do.

When the trapeze has gained enough momentum, I throw out both my arms as if pleading to the crowd. “Will you catch me if I fall?” I say. The earpiece must have a microphone, because my words are amplified throughout the stadium.

The crowd inhales as I jump.

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17 January 2016

Review: Forever Summer by C.J. Duggan

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Forever Summer
C.J. Duggan

Summer #4

Published December 29th 2015

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You see there’s this boy.

He makes me smile, forces me to listen, serenades me out of tune and keeps me sane, all the while driving me insane. He's really talented like that. But for the first time in since, well, forever, things are about to change. The question is, how much am I willing to lose in order to potentially have it all?

My Review

Forever Summer  is the last of the Summer series. Lets all just take a moment of silence to grieve this wonderful world in a time and place where things where simpler.

*bows head*

Okay. So. Where to begin?

Ever since book one, Ellie and Adam have been my favourite relationship to read about. I was so excited when I found out their relationship was going to become something romantic! (I wonder what their ship name would be? Ellam? Adie? I think I like Adie. It's adorable, just like them!)

There are so many wonderfully adorable moments shared between the two that had me smiling. And then there were the moments that were just purely Ellie-and-Adam that had me cracking up and getting me funny looks on the bus for seeming like a crazy person. As always, Duggan delivers a little something for everyone with spunk and an addictive nature.

The only criticism I have with Ellie and Adam's story is that everything was chugging along nicely, then come to the last, maybe 10%(?), of the novel everything kind of rushes to a head and then resolves quickly. It through me a bit, and is the only reason that I couldn't give it a 5 out of 5.

When I sadly, and finally, put Forever Summer to bed, done and dusted, I was Skyping my best friend back in Aussie, and I accidentally called him Adam... That's not even close to his real name. That's how engrossed I had become in the story. I just couldn't let it go. There could possibly be something said here about subconscious linking, that I just can't even think about right now... 

Long story short, read Forever Summer! And if you haven't read the other books in the series yet - GET ON IT! You can check out the reset of my reviews of the Summer series if you need any more convincing as to why you need to read this amazing Australian summer romance series.


4 out of 5
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11 January 2016

Cover Reveal: In the After by Elisa Dane

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In the After
Elisa Dane

Coming February 2nd 2016

Sadie Reynolds is a liar with secrets. At school, she’s part of the popular crowd known as AE, despite being broken inside. She hides it well. She has to. The slightest bit of imperfection will land her in the same shoes as her Geeky neighbor named Ian.

Ian and his only friend are the object of Sadie’s friends’ ridicule, ire, and entertainment. The AE rule the school with intimidation and retribution against anyone who would dare question their supremacy.

Sadie steers clear of most of it, terrified someone will find out her secret. She isn’t the least bit perfect. In fact, she suffers from PTSD stemming from the murder of her mother right before her eyes when she was a child. She can barely cope from day-to-day, hiding her truth and trying to fit in. But she knows it’s only a matter of time.

Hayden is a “Waverly,” a kid with the misfortune of living in the small farming town of Waverly that borders the very affluent Lexington Parrish. The AE doesn’t mix with “Waverlies.” Ever.

Desperate to get away from her oppressive friends, Sadie crashes into Hayden at a bonfire and the attraction that sparks between them is nothing short of electric. But Hayden’s an outsider and when things heat up, Sadie will be forced to choose between her friends and her new boyfriend.

Only Queen Bee Britt isn’t having it. She will not allow Sadie to cross her. Sadie can either do what Britt wants her to do or she will reveal Sadie for the PTSD freak that she is.

Sadie does some soul searching about who she is and who she wants to be. She can’t live her life like this. Not any more. One fateful night will help her see how much things have to change.

She’s determined to no longer allow the AE to rule her life. She will be strong, stand up for Ian and love who she wants in Hayden. Determined and invigorated, Sadie goes to school feeling hopeful for the first time in forever.
But, the unthinkable happens.

Shooters attack dozens of students before the two eventually take their own lives, leaving the school a decimated shadow of what it once was.

Suddenly who lives where, wears what or loves whom seems like the least of Lexington Parish’s problems as everyone and everything changes forever in the after.

IN THE AFTER by Elisa Dane is a hard-hitting and heart-warming story of tragedy, love, loss and redemption. It is recommended for readers 14+.

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ELISA DANE is a self-proclaimed book junkie. A lover of handbags, chocolate, and reality television, she's a proud mother to three All- Star cheerleaders. Writing is her absolute passion, and it's her mission to create stories that will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but help you find a new respect and interest in the sport of All-Star cheerleading.

Elisa is no stranger to the publishing world. She writes steamy paranormal romance under her real name, Lisa Sanchez. Her adult works include the Hanford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, and Faythe Reclaimed), Obsessed (an erotic suspense), and a paranormal novella, Cursing Athena. Elisa lives in Northern California with her husband, three daughters, and a feisty Chihuahua who stubbornly believes she's human.
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7 January 2016

Cover Reveal: Revolution by Jessica Frances

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Revolution
Jessica Frances

Coming January 26th 2016

I was raised in a world where humans no longer rule.

In the past, we made a terrible mistake by creating a new species we thought would serve us as our army, which led to our downfall.

There was a war, we lost, and many lives were massacred. It was the end of life as we knew it and the beginning of a hell we were now trapped in. We became enslaved to what we now called Superiors, becoming pets to them, simply there to entertain.

In a world so miserable, I managed to do the unthinkable: I fell in love. But even that was doomed, because to love a Superior was forbidden.

What the rest of the Superiors didn’t know was how deeply a human could love or how resilient we became when we were hurt.

The Superiors never could have imagined an uprising, which was why they never saw it coming.

Humans deserved to be free, and I would stop at nothing to deliver that promise.

My name is Tilly, and I am still alive with one sole purpose: to begin a revolution.

~~~
I had been raised to believe humans were worthless. We owned them and controlled them, and when we were done with them, we threw them away. Therefore, I never thought I would ever feel more for Tilly than disinterest. I never expected to want to save her.

It was forbidden for a Superior to love a human. No one had ever crossed that line, but I did. I fell madly in love with her, so it was no surprise how we ended up.

I was raised to be a soldier, and that was what I was always going to be. However, I was not a soldier for the Superiors, not anymore.

I became a soldier for humans, and I would stop at nothing to help them. They deserved to be free, and I would die protecting them.

My name is Johnny, and I am here with one sole purpose: to finish a revolution.


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Jessica lives in Adelaide, South Australia. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, napping or watching excessive amounts of TV. Connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.


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5 January 2016

Book Spotlight: Debt By Rachel Dunning

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Debt
Rachel Dunning

Coming March 30th 2916

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The Debt Collector
I pay my debts, and I expect others to.

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father's passing meant I would automatically take on dad's debts. I refused.

And I paid for that refusal.

So did my sister.

So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that's where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a "favor" when I arrived.

Another debt.

I paid for that one too.

I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.

Besides, trouble is my middle name.

Kyla Hensley
I was brought up in privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who buys and sells and doesn't care who gets rolled over in the process.

I never knew my mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in French saying "I'm sorry." The only Female Figure I had growing up is my dad's wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.

I drink. I party. I meet guys.

But I wasn't always like that.

I've had a string of lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the opposite of Vince in so many ways, and yet so the same.

She and I hit the road for spring break, getting away from the two college psychos and just trying to have some fun.

But there's a funny thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.

Which is when I met the Debt Collector.

It was only supposed to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.

That's all it was supposed to be.

I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply, madly, uncomfortably in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.

And yet...so unbelievably right.

Content Warning: Not intended for readers under the age of seventeen.

About the Author

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Rachel Dunning hit the scene in August 2013 and is the author of the highly praised Naive Mistakes Series, Truthful Lies Trilogy, Johnny Series and the paranormal romance series, Mind Games.

A prolific writer, she sticks to stories where Alpha Males aren’t pricks and where women have guts.

She’s lived on two different continents, speaks three different languages, and met the love of her life on the internet. In other words, romance is in her blood.
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