Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: Mystery Society #1 (Mystery Society, #1) by Steve Niles (Author), Fiona Staples (Illustrator) & Ashley Wood (Illustrator)


Title: Mystery Society #1

Series: (Mystery Society #1) 

Author:  Steve Niles (Author), Fiona Staples (Illustrator) & Ashley Wood (Illustrator) 

Genre: Adult, Comic, Fantasy

Publication Date: May 26th, 2010 by IDW Publishing 

Format: Library Digital

Source: Library


Rating: 




Created by Steve Niles and Ashley Wood!

Nick Hammond and Anastasia Collins are the Mystery Society and bring new meaning to "underground cult" status! Stealthily avoiding the authorities, this skullduggery duo spends their time and money righting wrongs committed in the world's underbellies. This issue, Ana defends their secret headquarters as Nick goes on a rescue mission breaking into Area 51 for a bounty that you will not believe!






I just had to read this novel because I saw that Fiona Staples is the Illustrator if you don't know who Fiona Staples is she is the one who does the Illustration for one of my all-time favorite graphic novel The Saga series. I really love and enjoy Fiona Staples artwork and Mystery Society was no exception, I won't go into any details about Mystery Society because I believe you should check out this graphic novel out and see if you like it or not. I really love and enjoy this amazing graphic novel this one was a short one and a quick read but it had me on my toes while I was reading it. I was memorized on what Nick Hammond stories were telling the reporters when he was going into jail the stories he said what he his wife was doing in their Mystery Society was so unbelievable that I couldn't believe it. You see the Mystery Society is like an underground cult. Nick Hammond and his wife Anastasia Collins are filthy rich and they used their money to righting wrongs committed in the world's underbellies and they wanted to start a very powerful and strong Mystery Society so both husband and wife do everything within there powers rather it be illegally or legally to get powerful allies to join there Mystery Society and there cause. In this first issue, you see Nick goes on a rescue mission breaking into Area 51 while his wife Ana defends their secret headquarters. I won't say who the allies are that Nick is trying to rescue because that is very spoiler, but I will say these allies are very important and very powerful as well that's why there were locked up in Area 51! While Nick is on a rescue mission Ana has been kept really busy protecting their headquarters from intruders which were a very interesting and entertaining day for Ana which I am going to leave off right here without spoiling it any more for anybody. I can tell you I really love Anastasia Collins she really is a bad-ass chick that can take care of herself and her husband Nick Hammond can totally depend on Ana to take care of their secret headquarters by herself as well. All and all I thoroughly loved and enjoyed Mystery Society #1 that I can't wait to read the next issue soon! 











Steve Niles (Author)

STEVE NILES is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence, and was recently named by Fangoria magazine as one of it's "13 rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next 25 years."

Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers - Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. He got his start in the industry when he formed his own publishing company called Arcane Comix, where he published, edited and adapted several comics and anthologies for Eclipse Comics. His adaptations include works by Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, and Harlan Ellison.

Steve resides in Los Angeles in his bachelor pad with one cat. While there's no crawlspace, there is a questionable closet in one corner and no one is quite sure what is hidden in there...but we have an idea.




Fiona Staples (Illustrator)

Fiona Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Saga. She has been cited as one of the best female artists working in the industry, and one of the best artists overall.



Ashley Wood (Illustrator) 

Australian artist known for his works in comics and illustration.
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Review: Curse Vol.1 by Michael Moreci (Author), Tim Daniel (Author), Riley Rossmo (Illustrator) & Colin Lorimer (Illustrator)


Title: Curse 

Series: Curse Vol.1

Author:  Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, Riley Rossmo (Illustrator) & Colin Lorimer (Illustrator) 

Genre: Adult, Graphic Novel, Horror

Publication Date: January 7th, 2015 by BOOM!

Format: Library Digital

Source: Library


Rating:







WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios have a long history of publishing some of the industry’s best modern horror, and Curse takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story with a twist unlike any you’ve ever seen.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: The Curse creative team practically screams "horror"—from writers Michael Moreci (Roche Limit) & Tim Daniel (Enormous) and artists Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) & Colin Lorimer (UXB), you’re in for one of the best-reviewed comics of 2014, injecting new life into the classic werewolf story.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Laney Griffin is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive Lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock because there are only 30 days until the next phase...






I went into this graphic novel blindly I only know that it was about werewolves, I give it 3.9 stars so 4 stars on Goodreads. I really did love and enjoy Curse Vol. 1, this graphic novel is pretty dark and gruesome and has a lot of violence in it. If you don't like really dark and gruesome graphic novel than this one is not for you. I really don't want to go into any details about this awesome graphic novel but I will tell you what I love about it. I absolutely love the dark plotline and concept of Curse about a father who would do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost has depleted him completely so what does the father do. He does the next crazy thing he goes out and searches and pursues to catch an elusive killer in the wilderness in his small rural community who nobody survived trying to catch this killer. But Laney Griffin is on a mission to catch the killer to collect the huge bounty for the medical cost for his son. When Laney Griffin finally catches sight of the killer he can't believe what he is seeing and what he caught, Laney life just turns upside down completely but for the worst. And I am going to stop here without spoiling it for anybody. The artwork was absolutely amazing the artwork reminded me of some of the artwork in The Woods by James Tynion & Michael Dialynas I could look at the artwork for ages. I thought all the characters were well developed and rounded, the writing style flows well and I understand everything that was going on. The only thing I would have liked if this graphic novel had some background on Laney Griffin and some info about his small rural community, I also would of love if this Vol. was longer but it was a short and quick read. I don't know if this comic is an issue or vol. because how short it was. But none the less I will continue on reading the other volumes of Curse series because I really want to know and learn what happens next too Laney Griffin and his sick son. 


















Michael Moreci (Author)

Hi, I'm Michael Moreci. Thanks for stopping by. I'm the author of a number of comics, some you might even recognize. I've written Roche Limit and Hoax Hunters for Image, Curse and Burning Fields for Boom!, and a few other original titles. I've also written stories for characters like Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Conan the Barbarian.

My debut novel, Black Star Renegades, will be released in January of 2018. It's been likened to Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy, but I like to think of it simply as a fun space adventure story about a group of outcasts learning to believe in themselves--and trust each other--so they can find the power to defeat the galaxy's evil.

So, that's the book. As for me, I'm a writer, reader, and dad (in no particular order). Stories are at the center of my universe; they've taken me to more places than I can even imagine. But that's what stories are to me--journeys. In other places, to new ideas, to seeing the world anew through a fresh set of eyes.

Now, I get to tell stories of my own, and I love every second of it. Let's have some fun and go on some of these journeys together.

You can follow me on Twitter.
 



Colin Lorimer (Illustrator) 

COLIN LORIMER is a comic book writer and artist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Hunt (Image Comics), and UXB (Dark Horse) and has co-created and worked on quite a few other properties including, The X-Files, Harvest, Hellraiser, Curse, and The Prisoner.

He has been published through, Image Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, and Titan.

Colin is also an illustrator, conceptual artist, and award-winning story artist. He has worked across a wide range of media including animation, gaming, and film. Recent feature work would include Alpha (Dir Albert Hughes) and Light of my Life (Dir Casey Affleck). He has also worked on the TV shows Riverdale, The Exorcist, and Legends of Tomorrow.
 



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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Teaser Reveal: Sweet Sixteen by Brenda Rothert

Today we are sharing some brand-new teasers for the book SWEET SIXTEEN by Brenda Rothert. Sweet Sixteen is a standalone, contemporary romance title that will be releasing on July 24th. It is currently up for pre-order and will be available in KindleUnlimited!

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Sweet Sixteen by Brenda Rothert

Releasing July 24

Book Blurb:

They say roses are the most beautiful... Gin Fielding is counting the days until she escapes the small-town life of Roper, Missouri for college at NYU. She prefers to blend in, though she's far from invisible. But when she protects a younger student from a bully, the spotlight turns on her in ways she never imagined. I say that every rose has its thorn... The Friday night lights shine brightly on Chase Matthews. Roper's golden boy, Chase can do no wrong, enjoying the small-town celebrity being the star quarterback brings. When Gin defends his little sister against a bully, he decides to lend her his star power and change her senior year in ways she never imagined. But maybe the thorns are part of their beauty. When Gin declines Chase's invitation to be part of the elite Sweet Sixteen, the repercussions turn both their lives upside down. But amidst the chaos, Gin and Chase find solace in one another. Together, they confront the ugly truth-- that sometimes glory has a dark side. ***Warning--Sweet Sixteen is an upper YA book with mature themes and is intended for readers 18+.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever after.

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Release Day Launch: Saving Beck by Courtney Cole

 

Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son’s addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. SAVING BECK is now available! Check out the excerpt below, and pick up your copy of SAVING BECK today!

 

SAVING BECK Synopsis:

There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.

The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.

Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.

You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation. I thought that too. But you’re wrong.

Step into our world, and see for yourself. Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.

Drug addiction comes with a price. Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.

Don’t miss this heart wrenching, evocative, yet hopeful novel—it will leave you forever changed.

 

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EXCERPT: “Isn’t that Taps?” I asked finally, and my eyes were wet. I didn’t look up from Angel’s lap. “My mom used to sing it to me when I couldn’t sleep. It was the only lullaby she knew,” Angels said, defensively. “I’m not attacking your mother,” I told her. “I know.” “Why did your mother send you away?” I asked, because Angel’s song was so sad, and her voice was so broken. “She must’ve loved you.” She shrugged and held me tight, her fingers afraid to let go of me. “She said I was better off going back to foster care. That should she couldn’t afford to live on her own, and her boyfriend hated me. She said she wanted me to have a shot at life, and she couldn’t give to that to me.” “I’m sorry.” I patted her back with my free hand. It was a mindless motion and it didn’t help, but I tried.“How long were you in foster care?” “A while,” she answered. “The state thought I was better-taken care of there. I lost my virginity to a foster father. I don’t have a sweet story like yours and Elin’s.” Her voice was bitter now and she was so hurt and she was so used. I wanted to pick her up and shield her from the world. I told her that. She laughed a hard sound. “Too late, King,” she said. “It’s never too late,” I argued. She was thoughtful now. “So why did you leave your home?” she asked. “If it’s never too late. Maybe you should go back?” “It’s complicated,” I answered. “I can’t go back.” “But why? Your mom is a good mom, right?” I paused. “Yeah. She is. But she’s got her own shit going on. There’s a lot to deal with, you know. When someone dies.” “Yeah, I bet,” she answered. “But she probably misses you.” I shrugged. “It’s hard to say.” The silence swallowed us up, and we wallowed in it, stretching our legs and swimming in it. “I was thinking that when this is done,” and she gestured toward my crown royal bag that held our stash, “that we should give it up.” That hit me in the face and I stared at her. “Give it up?” The idea was ludicrous because, without H, I’d feel everything. I wouldn’t be able to escape and there was nothing I wanted less than to do that. But Angel was nodding and she was serious. “I think we should,” she said finally. “Look what it did to my mother. She gave up her own kid. You left a good life behind. For what? For this?” she swept her arm around gesturing to the rickety walls of the warehouse. “We’ve got to make good on ourselves, King.” I eyed her. “What’s your real name?” I asked, trying to change the subject. She scowled. “Don’t do that. This is serious.” “So is your name,” I answered. “My name is Angel now,” she answered. “And I want us to get clean. We’ll have to do it together so we can help each other. We’ll get each other through it, King.” I stared at her hard, and she was so solemn, so determined. “You can’t be serious,” I said and I was shaky just thinking about it. “I am,” she nodded. “You don’t know it because you haven’t seen it, but when I’m sober, I can do anything, King. We could get a little house, and be roommates. Winston can have his own little bed. You can go to college and I’ll get a GED, and we’ll have a life, King. A real life.” I thought on that for a second. A real life. I studied the track marks in my arm, and I knew what I’d have to give up. “I don’t know if I can,” I said truthfully. “I don’t know if I’m strong enough.” “Of course you are,” Angel said firmly. “You just don’t know that right now. But I do, King.” “My name isn’t really King,” I told her. She smiled and in this moment, she was pretty, even with her jagged extra-short hair. “I know,” she answered. “I’m not stupid. But you’re my King, and I like it that way.” “Do you want to know my real name?” I gave her the choice, but she squeezed my hand. “No. That was then, and this is now. You’re King and I’m Angel.” She fell asleep, so I was left awake alone. I held her tight because she was all I had, and her breathing was soft and quick. It was still chilly enough in here to see her breaths in the air, but I kept her warm with my body. She’s Angel and I’m King. I thought about that. Then I thought about a time when I was still Beck. I was another person, with the world on a string and all the promises it had to offer sat on my lap. Potential was a shiny thing and I’d been full of it then, so much so that I couldn’t see past the bright promises. But with those promises came curses. If I hadn’t gone to Notre Dame that day, if we hadn’t stayed so long, then it wouldn’t have been so late when we drove home. Elin wouldn’t have called to check on me, and I wouldn’t have answered. My dad wouldn’t be dead. My life would still be shiny and bright. I would still be at home and my mom would be making me banana pancakes on Saturdays. I was sure she’s still making them now for Dev and Annabelle. Thoughts of them hurt my heart and I missed them. I hadn’t allowed that for weeks and weeks, but it was true. I missed them. Looking down at Angel’s face, I wondered what they’d think of her. But I already knew. They’d take one look and know she’s an addict too, and I’d be just another disappointment. One of many. No matter how much I missed my life, that was then. This was now. Angel stirred and moaned a little and I soothed her quietly, my hand on her shoulder. “Shhh,” I said into her ear. “It’s going to be all right.” “King, promise me we’ll quit,” she said, half asleep. “Promise me.” I didn’t want to. I wanted to. I didn’t want to. “Okay,” I finally said. “Okay.” She smiled and her lips were curved and pink in the night. She was happy now, I realized with a start. “Sing to me,” she said. “Make me feel safe.” I sang her mother’s lullaby and she closed her eyes to sleep.

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      About Courtney Cole: Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck.        

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Release Day Launch: The Museum of Mysteries: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure by Steve Berry & M.J. Rose

 

Cassiopeia Vitt takes center stage in this exciting novella from New York Times bestsellers M.J. Rose and Steve Berry. THE MUSEUM OF MYSTERIES is now available! Check out the excerpt below, and pick up your copy of THE MUSEUM OF MYSTERIES today!

 

THE MUSEUM OF MYSTERIES Synopsis:

In the French mountain village of Eze, Cassiopeia visits an old friend who owns and operates the fabled Museum of Mysteries, a secretive place of the odd and arcane. When a robbery occurs at the museum, Cassiopeia gives chase to the thief and is plunged into a firestorm.

Through a mix of modern-day intrigue and ancient alchemy, Cassiopeia is propelled back and forth through time, the inexplicable journeys leading her into a hotly contested French presidential election. Both candidates harbor secrets they would prefer to keep quiet, but an ancient potion could make that impossible. With intrigue that begins in southern France and ends in a chase across the streets of Paris, this magical, fast-paced, hold-your-breath thriller is all you’ve come to expect from M.J. Rose and Steve Berry.

 

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EXCERPT: The L’Etoile family traced its roots back to the 13th century. The name carried a popular familiarity thanks to a branch of the family that came to fame in the early 18th century as perfumers to royalty. L’Etoile fragrances became known worldwide and their shop on the Left Bank in Paris remained one of the most famous perfume destinations in the world. And one of my personal favorites. Fifty years after the French Revolution one member of the family, Sebastian L’Etoile, settled in Eze, opening a shop to sell his brother’s fragrances. Eventually, he branched out and founded the Museum of Mysteries, mainly as a place to store artifacts brought back from expeditions to Egypt. Sebastian rediscovered a tunnel that extended from the back of the shop into the mountain, closed off long ago by an avalanche, perfect as a repository. So an entrance was created from the shop. A door, with no knob, no knocker, no lock. Just oak panels bound by iron. Which only the curator could open through a complicated puzzle that predated Sebastian L’Etoile’s rediscovery. Curiosity had gotten the better of me, and so some research had revealed that, in the 5th century, some of the women of Eze, after being branded witches, had used the tunnel as an escape route down to the sea. Their stories were told through carvings in the walls, which Nicodème had allowed me to see. Goodbye messages. Parting advice. Recipes for spells and potions. Final messages to those they were leaving behind. Seeing them at once both moving and hopeful. Now the old tunnel contained over three hundred rare objects. One of them apparently gone. Being carted away, through a rainstorm, across the streets of Eze by a thief. Hildick-Smith hung a left at a fork in the street, which gave me hope. I knew Eze, every warren of turns and alleyways, every dead end. Clearly, my quarry wasn’t as well versed since he’d just chosen one of the inescapable routes, this one ending at a viewing platform where tourists could gaze at the valley below, the towns in the distance, and the endless sea and sky. I took the same left and saw Hildick-Smith ahead. He stopped running, then casually joined a small group of visitors with umbrellas enjoying the scenic vista. I slowed, caught my breath, and approached. To gain control of the wooden box, Hildick-Smith had drawn a pistol in the shop and held both me and Nicodème at bay. If threatened, he might use his weapon. My instincts told me to shout for the people to clear out so I could deal with the problem. But approaching I suddenly realized something. He was gone.  

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 About Steve Berry: STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen Cotton Malone novels and four stand-alone. He has 23 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.  

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About M. J. Rose New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother's favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice... books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it. Please visit her blog, Museum of Mysteries at http://www.mjrose.com/blog/ Rose's work has appeared in many magazines including Oprah magazine and she has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio. Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the '80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors - Authorbuzz.com Rose lives in Connecticut with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Reign to Ruin (Myth of Omega, #4) by Zoey Ellis



Reign to Ruin
Zoey Ellis
(Myth of Omega #4)
Publication date: July 19th, 2018
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
He will ruin her – until she knows nothing but him
The Alpha King
Corruption and sadism plague every corner of his kingdom. He remains in the center of it all; a handsome, charming, master manipulator.
Furious at the knowledge that rare Omegas hide in his castle, King Malloron uses magic and deception to draw one out.
Striking a deal with her that he knows he will not honor, they begin an exchange of wits that intrigues him much more than it should.
He forces her into the depravities of his dark world, determined to destroy her and use her for his own ends, only to find that he may not be the only one with the power to ruin.
The Omega Diplomat
Trained to deal with the devious and treacherous people of the kingdom, Amara never anticipated tackling the biggest deceiver of them all.
Desperate for his secrets, she has to be willing to be corrupted, dominated and shattered to get to the truth, but is soon horrified to learn that King Malloron’s reign goes deeper than just his kingdom; he rules her instincts too.
Reign to Ruin is the first book in this couple’s story, but the fourth installment of the Myth of Omega series. This is a dark, erotic, Omegaverse romance. Cliff-hanger included. For fans of charmingly cruel Alpha anti-heroes, sassy Omega heroines, epic fantasy worlds and captive romances. Discover a magical kind of dark…
Reign To Ruin is an explicit reading experience from sexual scenes to violence and language. Includes disturbing situations and romance of a dark nature. For readers aged 18 and over.
EXCERPT:
As she hovered in the center of the room, next to a solid wooden table, she heard the doors shut and lock behind her, and her heart began to pound. A room like this was not where she expected the king to take her.
The swish of his cloak came close behind her and she was rotated in the air until she faced him.
Amara had only ever seen the king from a distance. And even then, she tried not to let her eyes wander to him whenever he was nearby. None of the other real servants looked at him directly, and she had always copied their behavior and posture as much as possible to try to blend in. But now that she had the chance to scrutinize him up-close, it was like finally putting a face to the horrible mental depiction she had of the king for so long.
Unfortunately, he was extremely good-looking. It was said that most of the Visant family were, but she’d never seen him close enough to realize just how good-looking he was. His chiseled features and refined appearance suited the room they were in, yet didn’t seem to match his threatening appearance in the corridor, but she knew better than to take anything at face value with him.
His eyes were a deep brown, as was his hair, and both complemented his tan brown skin, but the other defining thing about him was his size. The man was enormous, even in the spacious room they were in. Perhaps because he was always well-dressed and surround by men of a similar size, he had never seemed quite so big from a distance.
While she examined him, the Alpha stared at her with interest, his eyes taking in everything about her. He then stepped back and began his assessment over her body, rotating her with the magic that held her to look over all areas of her, front and back. Anger trickled into Amara as he surveyed her. It was obvious he was sizing her up for his slave service, which infuriated her. If he thought she was going to allow herself to be the first Omega in over a century to be prostituted out to his dukes, lords, and noblemen, he had no idea who he was dealing with. There was plenty she had already seen in this room that could be used to enact the suicide protocol, and as soon as she had the change she would be following procedure. He was welcome to give her corpse to those depraved bastards—they would probably still use it anyway.
When he turned her back to face him, he observed for a long moment, an amusement growing among the curiosity in his eyes.
“Your anger is intriguing,” he murmured, lifting a hand to her face. A rough finger trailed from the corner of her eye down her cheek. “I have to wonder what you could possibly be angry about since you are the one conducting illegal activities in my castle.”
Amara held her eyes on him, even more, annoyed she could not escape his touch. It sent a shiver down her, sparking a fear of strange men touching her while she was incapable of escaping.
“Admit it,” he said, tilting his head to watch her. “Admit you're true purpose here. There is no point in continuing with this denial when I have you so tightly in my grasp.” His hand lowered down her neck to her chest. “I will not allow you any freedoms or any pleasures unless you are completely honest with me.”



Author Bio:
Zoey Ellis writes dark-edged, speculative romances bursting with passionate, carnal steam. She loves tortured, possessive, alpha heroes and is obsessed with exploring love in its raw form and how that can manifest in different circumstances and settings.
Her goal is to build a catalogue of thrilling, sexy, fantastical romances that come complete with roller-coaster experiences, unique worlds, and happy endings. Currently she writing M/F Omegaverse series Myth of Omega.
Zoey is a Londoner, a bookaholic and a proud collector of OTT possessive book boyfriends she won't share.
Snoop around her online home: www.zoeyellis.com

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski


The Boyfriend Whisperer
Linda Budzinski
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 15th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s is a member of the opposite sex.
When pretty and popular cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company—and Chris’s happiness—before herself.
EXCERPT:
I crank up Mumford & Sons on my iPod and pull up the Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises files on my tablet. With Valentine’s ten days away, I need to plot out some big moves for my clients.
I start with Jolene. I watched Brendon staring at her this afternoon during the pep rally. He’s falling hard. No need to play it subtle. He likes spicy food, so Red Hots are an obvious choice, in a heart-shaped tin. What should the card say? Something super flirty. “Let’s heat it up on Valentine’s.” No … “spice it up.” I jot that down and move on to my next client.
Just as I’m picking out a sweet YouTube link I want her to send her BF-to-be, Coach Reilly pulls my earbud out and scares me half to death.
“Malloy! I’m talking to you. What are you working on?”
I slam my tablet shut. “What? Homework. Sorry. What do you need?”
She shoves my backpack to the floor and plops down beside me. “Let’s talk about tomorrow. We’re expecting scouts from all over. Rumor has it someone from U Conn might even turn up.”
She pauses as if to gauge my reaction, so I force a smile. “U Conn? Wow. That’s great.”
She leans in. “There’ll be a lot of buzz in that arena. Parents, coaches, other players. They’ll all be talking about the scouts and about you and your future. Here’s the thing: You need to ignore them.”
“Ignore them.”
“Exactly. You have one job tomorrow, and that’s to play the best game Alexis Malloy knows how to play. Run, pass, shoot, rebound. That’s it. The rest is static. Ignore the static.”
“Got it. Static.”
Coach furrows her brow. “You nervous?”
“Maybe a little.”
She pats my arm as she stands. “A little nervousness is good. You’ve got this, Malloy. You can do it.”
I smile and slump back into my seat. The fact is, I’m not at all nervous. I only said that so she wouldn’t launch into a lecture about being too cocky. She’s forever vacillating between warning me not to be too nervous and not to be too cocky when in reality, I’m neither. The truth is, when it comes to college scouts, I just wish they’d leave me alone.


Author Bio:
My young adult novels, EM & EM (2015) and THE FUNERAL SINGER (2013), were both published by Swoon Romance YA. My upcoming novel, THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER, scheduled for publication in fall of 2016 by Swoon, received the Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter’s 2015 Rosemary Award and the Virginia Chapter’s 2015 Fool for Love Award.
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, Joe, and our feisty chihuahua, Demitria (also known as Dee Dee, The Puppy, and Killer). I’m a sucker for romance and reality TV and have been known to turn off my phone’s ringer when watching “The Bachelor.”
My favorite flower is the daisy, my favorite food is chocolate, and my favorite song is “Amazing Grace.”
When I’m not writing, I work in nonprofit management. I’m represented by the amazing Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

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