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Blog Tour: Athena’s Ashes

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant new book by Jamie Gray. Included in this post is some teasers from the book, a great giveaway for you to enter and of course a review of the book. A huge thank you to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for organising this tour and for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Jamie Grey

Series: Star Thief Chronicles (#2)

Genre: science fiction, romance

Audience: New Adult/ Young Adult

Publication Date: 26th August 2014

Publisher: Clever Crow Press

Blurb:

It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and facing her most ruthless enemy, the traitor Pallas, who’ll go to any lengths to destroy the MYTH organization. Including framing Renna for a devastating assault on MYTH HQ that leaves their defenses crippled and hundreds dead.   Now that MYTH believes she’s a dangerous double-agent, Renna escapes their firing squad before they put more holes in her than a pair of fishnet stockings. But the ticking time-bomb in her head is the one thing Pallas needs to complete his master plan and he’s not about to let her get away. Even worse, he’s discovered the only thing that will bring Renna to her knees – threatening Captain Nick Finn.  Out of time and options, Renna’s got one shot to take down the traitor before he annihilates everything she loves, even though winning this battle may cost her everything.

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

 

My Review:

Wow! Jamie Grey has created a completely unique science fiction novel.  The reader was once again drawn into Renna’s world. Although I enjoyed the first book this sequel was ten times better. Despite the fact this novel is written in third person it was easy to become attached to the characters. Particularly Renna as she was feisty and easy to relate to. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with what’s going on in these kind of books but I had no problem with this one. From the very beginning the readers attention is grabbed and they find themselves desperate to find out what will happen next. The author leaves her readers on the edge of there seats and leaves them wanting more. This novel is jammed full of action, drama, romance and adventure.

Overall this was a brilliant sequel full of action and romance. I can’t wait to read more of Jamie Grey’s books as I enjoyed this series very much. I would recommend anyone looking for something a bit different to read to give this series a try.

 

 

 

 

 Get to know the author:

Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.  Jamie lives in Michigan with her boyfriend and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.

 

 

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Review: Dangerous Dozen-A Romantic Suspense Boxset

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Authors include: Paige Tyler, Tina Wainscott, Maureen Child, Tawny Webber, Nina Bruhns, Karen Fenech, Kristin Miller and many more.

Genre: suspense, romantic, contemporary, mystery

Audience: New Adult/ Adult

Publication Date: 6th April 2014

Source: A huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this box set in exchange for a honest review.

Goodreads Blurb:

The Dangerous Dozen–heroes who make danger sexy… These alpha male heroes know how to protect their women–and how to love them. This romantic suspense boxed set stars TWELVE smoking hot heroes in TWELVE full-length novels by TWELVE bestselling authors.

To Catch Her Man by Charity Pineiro, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. Investigative reporter Sylvia Amenabar must decide between friendship, love and discovering the truth behind a cop’s murder… Undercover detective Carlos Ramirez nearly lost his life protecting Sylvia, but he knows it’ll be a fight to reach her heart. . . Can they learn to trust one another and find out the truth about a failed assignment that nearly killed Carlos? Or will the secrets of the past and family issues cost them the things they hold most dear.

I’ll Be Watching You by Tina Wainscott, New York Times Bestselling Author. Kim left her Everglades town under a cloud of scandal. Her grandmother’s murder brings her back to reclaim her home and unearth the truth…while a killer watches her every move.

Bedeviled by Maureen Child, USA Today Bestselling Author. A *faerie* funny paranormal.

Protective Custody by Paige Tyler, USA Today Bestselling Author. Someone is stalking reporter Paisley McCoy, and police detective Gray Beckham is the only man who can protect her. While the chemistry between them is undeniable, there’s no way he’s going near the captain’s daughter, and she had a hard and fast rule that says she doesn’t date cops. Can they both survive the stalker who’s coming after them long enough to realize how good they are together?

There’s A New Witch in Town by Tawny Weber, USA Today Bestselling Author. Her magic, his town, their love… is it enough? Or will a witch just regaining her powers have to choose between saving a cursed town, or giving up everything she’s come to care about?

In His Control by Nina Bruhns, International Bestselling Author. A rogue detective will do anything to catch the sexy international thief he’s fixated upon. When their titillating game of cat and mouse grows shockingly intimate, he must make the impossible choice between honor and duty…and the notorious woman he has unwittingly come to love.

Chosen By Sin by Virna DePaul, International Bestselling Author. A wounded alpha werebeast bent on revenge… A female vampire trying to save her adoptive dragon-shifter family… Can they stop a group of rebel shape-shifters from unleashing every demon in hell? Only if they relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.

Imposter: The Protectors Series — Book One by Karen Fenech, International Bestselling author. Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing a chemical weapon, learns someone has set her up as a scapegoat. That “someone” wants her dead. To save her life, she must join forces with CIA Operative John Burke–the man who doesn’t believe her claim of innocence and the man she’s falling in love with.

Dark Tide Rising by Kristin Miller, National Bestselling Author. Police Sergeant Mark Thurgood is all work and no play, but he’s harboring secrets that tie him to the vengeful sea. Free-spirited Emily McAllister is haunted by premonitions, and the latest shows her death in a dark coastal cave. Can they put their desires aside to focus on the task at hand and find the killer before he finds her?

Big Bad Wolf by Gennita Low. On the run from shadowy enemies, a secret agent finds sunlight and love while working undercover for a female roofer.

Found Wanting by Joyce Lamb. She’s been on the run for 14 years. He’s been sent to bring her home, dead or alive. A boy’s life depends on what happens next. Can they overcome betrayal, lies and violence to find what they’ve always wanted?

High Tide by Maureen A. Miller. A couple locked in a struggle to protect the coast…and their lives

 

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

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My Review:

Brilliant! This is a great collection of action packed novels that get your heart racing. Each book has fantastic plots that keep you guessing until the very end. There is also plenty of romance in this box set to keep its readers happy. Once I read one book I had to finish the whole set and I was not left disappointed. I have now discovered even more authors that I enjoy and hope to read more of their writing soon.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check this box set out as there are some good reads in it 🙂

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Blog Tour: Misplaced

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Misplaced. Included in this post is a review of the book and a great giveaway for you to enter. Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

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Author: Lee Murry

Genre: mystery, contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 1st December 2013

Blurb:

Dream cars have no registration plate…

One evening, Adam’s mum pops out for the milk and doesn’t come back, launching a frantic nationwide search. Yet after weeks with no leads, the television crews drift away, the police start asking hairy questions, and Adam’s dad starts seeing someone else. Adam’s life is falling apart. But then he meets Skye, who it seems has misplaced a parent too, and things start to look up. That is, until a body is found…
 

 

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My Rating: 4.25/5 stars

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My Review:

This fast paced novel pulls the reader in and leaves them wanting more. Lee Murray draws the reader in using her original plot and likeable characters. Although I thoroughly enjoyed this book there is still one unanswered question, what happened to Adam’s mum? At a few points in the book I thought we were getting closer as new information was discovered but nothing ever developed into finding his mum. ‘Misplaced’ was purely focused on Adam’s emotions and his life during the months after the disappearance of his mum. By the end of the novel Adam was still no closer to finding his mum and it seemed unlikely she would be found anytime soon. The author left questions unanswered which gave her book a unique aspect. This novel wouldn’t have been as good as it was without the phenomenal plot.

 

Buying Links:

If you like the sound of this book then you can find the buying links below.

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Get to know the author:

Lee Murray is a full-time writer and editor with masters degrees in science and management. Lee wrote Misplaced after a friend, Florence, went missing from her home in France in 2003. Sadly, Florence is still missing. Lee lives in Tauranga, New Zealand with her husband and their two teenaged children

 

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Blog Tour: Shattering Halos

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brilliant book Shattering Halos. This post includes a review of the book and a great giveaway for you to enter. A huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book and organising this tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Sunniva Dee

Series: Halos (#1)

Genre: paranormal, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 24th February 2014

Blurb:

I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he wants me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I need him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us.

The war is about to begin.

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

I couldn’t put this book down. The mystery and drama in the beginning draw the reader in and leave them wanting more. Sunniva Dee has created a unique and exciting plot which gives paranormal lovers something new to read. Although this is a debut novel she could have been writing for years as she has a brilliant way of grabbing the readers attention. This book was fast paced and kept the reader up late at night desperate to find out what would happen next. Shattering Halos is packed full of drama, romance, mystery and phenomenal characters.

Overall this is one of the best debut novels I have read and I hope the author writes more soon.  I would recommend any readers looking for an unique paranormal romance book try and read this.

 

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.

I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.

 

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Blog Tour: Just You

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Welcome to the blog tour for the latest book in the Starting Out series Just You. Included in this post is a great giveaway for you to enter. A big thank you to    Xpresso Book Tours for organising this tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Jane Lark

Series: Starting Out (#2)

Genre: romance, contemporary

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: May 2014

Publisher: Harper Impulse

Blurb:

The morning after the New Year’s Eve before…

Waking up to a new year with a killer hangover and hazy memories of a seriously hot hook-up the night before leaves Portia in an awkward situation… Did I, or didn’t I? The only way she’s going to find out is by standing up to the guy in question.

With no regrets, Justin is willing to play the gentleman and save Portia her embarrassment. Only then he gets a text saying, come over… and he’s not gonna lie – this is friends with a lot of benefits!

But no matter how good the sex is, there’s one thing Justin’s not down with: being this shallow rich girl’s dirty little secret…

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My Rating: 4.25/5 Stars

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My Review:

Jane Lark has did it again, she has written another captivating book that tugs at the readers heart strings. The honesty of this novel straight away grabs the readers attention. This book as many aspects to it the romance being the main one but there is also some political aspects. The author cleverly showed inequality throughout her book which helped the reader easily connect with the characters. Although this novel is part of a series it can be read as a standalone.

Overall I would recommend to anyone who likes contemporary romance to give this book a try. I can’t wait to read Jane Lark’s next novel to see what she does next.

 

Buying Links:

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Get to know the author:

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author.

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality.

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

 

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Blog Tour: Breaking Fences

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Welcome to the blog tour for the brand new book Breaking Fences. Sorry this post is late I was having Internet problems. A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for organising this review tour.

Now on with the fun 🙂

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Author: Juliana Haygurt

Series: The Breaking (#2)

Genre: contemporary, romance

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: June 2014

Blurb:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**

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My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

Amazing! I was not expecting this book to be as good as it was. When I first started this novel I was expecting the normal broken boy meets broken girl plot that although I love reading them they can be cliche at times. However this book had so much more to it. It may have had the classic contemporary romance themes but it was a very unique spin on the normal plot. I may love my contemporary romances but this was a refreshing read that sits proudly on my shelf. The author draws the reader in with her captivating characters and the believable emotions they show throughout the novel.

Overall this was a phenomenal novel which is not your cliche romance. I would highly recommend lovers of contemporary romance go and read this book. I can’t wait to read more from Juliana Haygurt to see what other brilliant books she has written.

 

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Buying Links:

If you like the sound of this book then you can find the buying links below.

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Get to know the author:

Find her on her  website.

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

 

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Review: You Make Me

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Author: Erin McCarthy

Series: Blurred Lines (#1)

Genre: romance, contemporary

Audience: New Adult

Publication Date: 17th April 2014

Source: A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Goodreads Blurb:

The guy she wants…

Growing up on the coast of Maine with a revolving door of foster siblings, Caitlyn Michaud spent one intense and passionate year falling in love with her foster brother, Heath. Then he left without a word. The betrayal devastated Caitlyn and made her vow to forget the compelling bad boy. But forgetting his sensual touch and their deep all-consuming friendship is easier said than done.

Isn’t the guy she needs…

Determined to move on, in college Caitlyn has risen above her small town impoverished roots and has joined a sorority, reinvented her appearance, and landed the right boyfriend. Pre-law major and frat president, Ethan, is thoughtful and always laughing, and he makes her feel happy, calm. He also gives her the social acceptance she craves.

But the perfect world she tried so hard to attain is ripped apart when Heath appears one night out of nowhere. Caitlyn remembers all the reasons why she loves him, even if they don’t make sense to anyone but her. Out of the military, Heath is as brooding and intense as ever, and he is determined not only to win her back, but to exact revenge on everyone who kept him from her…

And when one love allows her to breathe, but the other feels as essential to her life as air, how does she choose between them?

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My Rating: 4/5 stars

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My Review:

This novel draws you in from the very beginning. The opening prologue grabs the readers attention and leaves them desperate for more.  Although I really enjoyed this book there was a few things that let me down and meant I had to lower my rating. The main problem I had with this book was the leading girl as I found it difficult to connect with her. Despite this I did enjoy this book overall and wished it had been longer. Erin McCarthy created a brilliant book packed full of angst, drama and heart ache  that was pulled together by the wonderful ending. The conclusion of this novel was perfect it allowed the reader to finally understand the characters and understand their at times selfish actions. Before the ending though was a captivating plot that although predictable at times was fantastic.

Overall anyone who enjoys a tormented love story should give this book a try. Although there was some things that let the me down reading this book was worth it. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series to see what the author does next.

 

Get to know the author:

Find her at http://www.erinmccarthy.net/

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