Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday #50: Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by J. Lynn






"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill At Breaking The Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating


 
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Fire in You (Wait for You #6)

By J. Lynn

Publication Date: November 28th 2016 by Jennifer L. Armentrout













From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.












I think Jennifer L. Armentrout is going too self-publish the sixth and final book of Wait For You series I think but I am not 100% sure. Now I can't wait too get this last book in my hands hopefully I can get it on e-book form. I have the first five books in paperback's but I have not read them yet. I might just binge read them all together when the last book comes out.



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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Release Day Celebration & Giveaway: Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2) by Donna Galanti

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2) by Donna Galanti
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
Happy Book Birthday, Donna!
 
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Joshua never thought he'd return to the world of Nostos so soon. But, when King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua's will and powers will be tested in order to save him.
With his loyalties divided between our world and theirs, Joshua wonders whether he alone can restore magic to the twelve powerless Olympian heirs, or whether he is being tricked into making the one mistake that might cost them all.
JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM is the exciting follow up to JOSHUA THE LIGHTNING ROAD which the Midwest Book Review called, "a heart-pounding thrill ride."
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Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2) by Donna Galanti Publication Date: August 30, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books
 
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
 
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Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.
Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.
To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.
In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.
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Donna is the author of the Joshua and the Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs..., a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at www.donnagalanti.com and www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.
 
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Release Day Launch & Giveaway: Tell Me a Truth (The Story Series #5) by Tamara Lush

Today we have Tell Me A Truth by Tamara Lush, the last in the sexy serial novella! Grab your copy today, and check out Tamara’s giveaway! TMAT RDL ban

About Tell Me A Truth:

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A billionaire real estate magnate returns from the dead, making his family's dearest dream come true. There's only one problem--Caleb Kin remembers his parents, siblings, home and career … but not Emma, woman he married, or the child she claims is his. Don't miss the heart-pounding final installment in Emma and Caleb's journey—get your copy of Tell Me the Truth today! Get your copy today: TELL ME A TRUTH Catch up on the series: TELL ME A STORY TELL ME A DESIRE TELL ME A LIE TELL ME A SECRET  

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Exclusive Excerpt: “Let me have her.” I held my hands in the direction of Colin, who’d been pacing with Charlotte in his arms. She was the only happy person in the room and had entertained herself for the past ten minutes by chewing on her fist. He deposited her into my arms and resumed pacing. She grabbed at my chunky silver necklace and lunged for my curls. I knew she wanted to play peek-a-boo in my hair because lately that was her favorite entertainment. “No, babykins. Let’s leave Mommy’s hair alone for tonight.” I swept my curls back with my free hand, and she giggled into my chest. My hair had grown even longer in Caleb’s absence, since I hadn’t had the desire to do anything with it. But my hair didn’t matter, Charlotte’s slobbery little mouth didn’t matter, nothing mattered. We were about to be a family—for the first time. A surge went through me. I was giddy. Manic, even, at the thought of Caleb’s return. I blew a fart noise on Charlotte’s cheek and she laughed more. Bouncing Charlotte on my hip, we turned again to the window, and she reached her chubby hand to the glass, as if trying to touch the night. I’d dressed her in a frothy, hot pink dress with a tulle skirt. She looked unbearably adorable, and it would be impossible for Caleb not to recognize his own child with big blue eyes so identical to his. Colin’s phone buzzed. “It’s him.” He inhaled sharply, then answered and grinned. “Hey. Yeah, we’re all here. Okay.” He hung up. “Caleb and Dad and Mom are in the lobby.” Laura gave a little muffled cry and hugged Sarah, who stared hard at me over Laura’s shoulder. “I’m fine,” I mouthed to her, not feeling fine at all. I kissed Charlotte’s cheek. “Daddy’s home,” I whispered, trying not to shake too much. Charlotte seemed unusually heavy. After a few seconds, a nervous, barking laugh escaped my lips. “How long does it take for the elevator to crawl up here?” No one responded. Then, the ding of the elevator bell. The sliding open of the doors. And my husband walked in. FB-ad-2 About Tamara Lush: me

During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them. Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs. TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida. When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media. Connect With Tamara: WEBSITE: http://www.tamaralush.com FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/tamaralushwrites TWITTER: @tamaralush PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/tamlush INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/tamlush AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://amzn.to/1ZzmbKC GOODREADS AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.goodreads.com/Tamara_Lush TMAS giveaway Enter Tamara’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway  
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Teaser Tuesday #33: Freedom's Child by Jax Miller

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Books And A Beat Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.





 Freedom's Child

By Jax Miller





My Teasers:


"Well, you keep making is come out here like this," says one of them.

"It was an accident." I shrug as I get out of the car.

"Trying to blind a man with tabasco sauce was an accident?"

Pg. 7



"I'm going to be frank with you Nessa." She sighed. "A lot of this is out of my hands." She slid a piece of paper  over me, one with my signature on the bottom. "The second you signed this, you made it damn near impossible to ever get those kids back, even if you had nothing to do with it." But I remembered the choice being taken out of my hands when I was facing a life term, the way they said that it what was best for them since I'd be rotting the rest of my life away in prison. And if that were the case, they'd be right. But I wasn't rotten in prison, not anymore. "Nessa this can take years. And even then the chances are slim."

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Afterlife (The Afterworld Saga Book 2) by Sandy Goldsworthy


Afterlife
Sandy Goldsworthy
(The Afterworld Saga #2)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: August 29th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
AFTERLIFE is the highly anticipated sequel to AFTERMATH by Sandy Goldsworthy. This exciting Young Adult mystery romance is a must-read.
Everything seems perfect for Emma Bennett—she has a new set of friends she adores and a boyfriend she is crazy about. But when Emma sees a picture of her hunky boyfriend kissing another girl, she begins to question if his love for her is real. As she searches for the truth, will Emma be exposed to the dangers of another world?
Ben Parker enjoys the role of high school student and boyfriend to the love of his existence. Juggling his social life with his job in the Afterworld’s Bureau of Investigation is supposed to be easy for the decorated undercover agent. But when some kid captures a photo of him in a precarious position, he’s faced with lying to his girlfriend or erasing her memory. Instead, Ben makes the worst decision of his career. Now, forced to face the consequences, he loses the only thing that matters to him—Emma.
When seemingly insurmountable obstacles separate the lovers, will the two soul mates be able find their way back to each other?
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“Do you remember Emma?” Lucas asked.
“As a matter of fact, I do. It’s a pleasure to see you again.” Abe held my hand. I remembered meeting him at Ray’s auto body shop, although I could have sworn he looked different. Shorter hair, maybe?
“Nice to see you,” I answered, returning his welcoming smile.
“Lucas, did you ever meet my brother, Henrik?” Abe asked.
“Call me Henry,” he said. He shook hands with Lucas first, then reached for my hand and kissed it gently. “Very lovely to meet you, Miss Emma.” He had a hint of an accent. Even though they both looked like they were mid-twenties, Henry acted much older.
I blushed. That kind of attention might be common wherever he came from, but not here in Westport.
“You’re adorable. I didn’t mean to embarrass you, darlin’.”
Drew returned with a tray full of shots before I had time to answer Henry. After introductions, Lucas gave a toast and everyone drank back the whiskey. I didn’t want one, but I drank it anyway. Actually, I choked on it. I didn’t think any of the guys noticed until Henry put his hand on the small of my back and asked if I was okay.
“Yes. Thank you.”
When I looked up at him, I realized he had a beautiful set of ice-gray eyes. The colors were piercing. Shades of white intermixed with hints of silver and turquoise. The longer I stared, the more the hues changed. Blues faded and whites darkened. Chills ran up my arms, but I couldn’t look away. I strained to keep my eyes open despite how heavy my eyelids felt.
A tingling swept over me until I was completely relaxed.
Like a kaleidoscope, Henry’s eye colors swirled. His pupils dilated.
I closed my eyes and saw a young woman with long, brown hair running through tall grass on a sunny afternoon. I felt the warmth on my skin, tilting my head back to catch the rays. I was tired.
Was I floating?
“Emma, can I get you something to drink?” Abe asked. His hand was on my arm. Stunned, I stared up at him. Did I just fall asleep?
I shook my head quickly. “I’m okay,” I mumbled. My eyes were dry and sore, and the strange sensation, the warm, comforting feeling I had, was gone.
Did I just imagine that?
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Author Bio:
Sandy Goldsworthy was raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, blocks from the rocky shores of Lake Michigan. As a child, she fantasized about becoming an author. She jotted story lines in spiral notebooks and drew images of characters that never came to life. Her passion for putting pen to paper began when her high school English teacher inspired her to be more descriptive in her work. Ever since, Sandy dabbled in creative writing, searching for that perfect shade of red and that character you want to get to know.
A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Sandy is the YA author of the paranormal romance series, The Afterworld Saga. She spends her days managing corporate client programs, and her nights and weekends drafting new plot lines in spiral notebooks. She resides in southeastern Wisconsin with her husband, two children, and an energetic puppy. Learn more at www.sandygoldsworthy.com.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review: Freedom's Child: A Novel by Jax Miller


Title: Freedom's Child: A Novel

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Jax Miller

Genre: Adult, Mystery Thriller and Suspense

Publication Date: June 2nd 2015 by Crown

Format: Paperback

Source:  I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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Freedom Oliver has plenty of secrets. She lives in a small Oregon town and keeps mostly to herself. Her few friends and neighbors know she works at the local biker bar; they know she gets arrested for public drunkenness almost every night; they know she’s brash, funny, and fearless.

What they don’t know is that Freedom Oliver is a fake name. They don’t know that she was arrested for killing her husband, a cop, twenty years ago. They don’t know she put her two kids up for adoption. They don’t know that she’s now in witness protection, regretting ever making a deal with the Feds, and missing her children with a heartache so strong it makes her ill.

Then, she learns that her daughter has gone missing, possibly kidnapped. Determined to find out what happened, Freedom slips free of her handlers, gets on a motorcycle, and heads for Kentucky, where her daughter was raised. As she ventures out on her own, no longer protected by the government, her troubled past comes roaring back at her: her husband’s vengeful, sadistic family; her brief, terrifying stint in prison; and the family she chose to adopt her kids who are keeping dangerous secrets.

Written with a ferocious wit and a breakneck pace, Freedom’s Child is a thrilling, emotional portrait of a woman who risks everything to make amends for a past that haunts her still.
 












  Ohh Wow what a very powerful and dark book was Freedom's Child that I absolutely love and enjoy every bit of it. I will tell you all the truth I had no idea what was the plot or concept of this book all I know that it was a mystery thriller and suspense book. Which I have read a lot of mystery thrillers before but not quite like this one before and I really loved that aspect of this book. It was really a refreshing read for me, now there are many trigger warning for Freedom's Child this is a real dark book about violence, revenge, redemption and actually hope if you can believe it. If you don't like dark books with heavy trigger warning than this book is not for you, there where are few things that I a cringe and didn't like but I didn't let that detour me from reading this book. I have been wanted too spread my reading experience with books that I don't usually read and this is one of the books that I know I would never have pick up when I was much younger. But the plot and concept hooked me from the very beginning I couldn't put this book down. I absolutely love the whole complexity of Freedom's Child especially all the characters yes even the pure evil villains in this book, and I tell you the villains are pure evil and derange that I was petrified about them I always got chills running down my back when I was reading about them. I can also really see that the author study and learn everything for the concept of this book and I think she did an absolute fantastic job describing everything for us in Freedom's Child. That I absolutely felt just horrible for what Freedom Oliver has been through in this book like this women has been through hell and back and I just wanted too give Freedom a hug and cry with her for all the horrible and injustice that she went through in her life. But there is always hope and faith and that's exactly what we see at the end of this book even though it was a bittersweet ending we still see hope and love at the end, that I actually got teary eyed reading the end especially the twist the author wrote right at the end that put a teary smile while I was reading the last paragraph of Freedom's Child. I really do highly recommend Freedom's Child but beware this book is really dark with a lot of trigger warning in it. If you can handle that than please do give this amazing and fantastic book a try!

*** I received Freedom's Child from Blogging For Books Program in exchanged for an honest review . Thank you so much Crown Publishing for giving me opportunity to read and review Freedom's Child's ***  


   






















Jax Miller was born and raised in New York but currently lives in the Irish countryside. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger award for her first (unpublished) novel titled ‘The Assassin’s Keeper’ under the pseudonym Aine O Domhnaill. Jax is an avid lover of film and a self-proclaimed comic nerd.








                   
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Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker


Title: He Will Be My Ruin

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: K.A. Tucker

Genre: Adult, Mystery Thriller and Suspense

Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 by Simon & Schuster Audio

Format: Hard Cover

Source. Borrow From The Library

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Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker’s Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin.

On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.











Wow He Will Be My Ruin was an absolutely fantastic and amazing book for me I really love everything about it. Now I was in a huge book slump in the end of July so this book took me some time to finish it. I started reading this book around the end of July and I read a few chapters in the beginning and I always had too put it down. Not because I didn't love this book but because I was not in the mood too read so I kept on renewing this book from the library I actually renew it four times I now bad right. I really didn't read in two weeks than I realize I was in a huge book slump which I tell you never happens too me. I was hoping and praying that I never ever get into a book slump ever but sadly in nip me in the bud this year. But around mid Aug when I renewed this book the fourth time I had to finish it, and it actually got me back into reading and out of my slump yes I really loved and enjoyed this book so much. That I don't want to go into too much details. But this is actually the first time I read K.A. Tucker book and it won't be my last. I've heard a lot of amazing things about her books that I have too give one of her books a try. So I check out He Will Be My Ruin from the library and I tell you I was so glad and happy that I check it out. This book was everything I love it is an adult, mystery, suspense and thriller book. It also has two different pov's in this book. Which the two pov's where of Maggie and her childhood best friend Celine. I absolutely love being in the mind of these two best friends and getting too know and learn more about them. Maggie just arrived at NY of her now dead best friend Celine apartment where they found Celine dead in her apartment. The police said that Celine died from suicide but Maggie does not believe that Celine would of kill herself after Celine had a lot going right in her life she was going to go too a prestige collage of her dreams too finally get the job that she has always wanted since she was a kid. She would not end her life when she had everything going right for her. Maggie had a lot of questions while she was in NY too settle Celine stuff in her apartment. So when Maggie find out Celine dark secrets in her apartments she had more questions and she was determined too get the answers she wanted. And she definitely found answers but there were answers she probably didn't want too find out until it was too late she was in too deep but Maggie was determined too find out what truly happened to Celine. Even if it meant that her own life was in danger! I am going to stop right here without getting too spoiler for anybody. All in all I absolutely love and enjoyed He Will Be My Ruin that I will most definitely will continue too read K.A. Tucker other books. I do highly recommend this book if you love adult, mystery, suspense and thriller books than this book is for you!   





















Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.







       




    



                    
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