1.21.2015

Book Blast- Avenge by @AmityHopeAuthor #Paranormal

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Avenge
(Malice, Book 2)
by: Amity Hope

Publication:   Jan. 17, 2015
ASIN: B00QSNHBDW
Length:  210 pages
Genres: Teen/ YA , Paranormal Romance


Blurb: 
 
Tristan Johnson is not an easy guy to get to know. He’s quiet, shy, and borderline elusive. That never stopped Samara Cavanaugh from claiming Tristan as her best friend, her tutor, her longtime crush. She knows Tristan better than anyone. Sam was the one person that Tristan had allowed himself to get close to. But even Sam wasn’t aware of the secrets her best friend had been keeping. When Sam’s life was in jeopardy Tristan didn’t hesitate to protect her. Now that he’s gone, Sam will do whatever it takes to get him back.

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Malice full sizeSamara Cavanaugh has grown up in a world filled with magic users. She’s used to bizarre and peculiar. But when a stranger checks in at The Bella Luna, the bed and breakfast her family owns, the strange occurrences in Granite Falls escalate. Many people are leery of Levi, their new guest. He claims to be in town doing research but Samara’s friends aren’t so sure that his claim is as innocuous as it appears to be. When two of her classmates disappear, her friends seem convinced Levi had a hand in it. Those closest to her have been keeping secrets from her. Those secrets put everyone close to her in danger. Suddenly, her unrequited crush on her best friend, Tristan becomes the least of her troubles.

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About the author:

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish. Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK. If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading

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#BookReview - Caught in the Act by @kim_law #Contemporary #Giveaway



Caught in the Act
(The Davenports, Book 2)
by:  Kim Law

Publication:  Montlake Romance (January 27, 2015)
ISBN: 1477821228
ASIN:  B00MBTLDFO
Length:  368 pages
Genres:  Contemporary Romance


Blurb:

Catherine Davenport Carlton needs a break.  After dedicating her life to her political-minded family, shocking scandals from the past have shaken her to her core.  Summer in the quiet town of Dyersport, Maine, is just what she needs, especially with a super-hot neighbor right next door ... who's none other than Brody Hollister, the boy she fell in love with as a teen.  Cat wants nothing more than to pick up right where they left off eighteen years ago, but she's still haunted by a terrible secret that could devastate Brody.

Brody Hollister spent years pining over Cat Davenport.  They met young and loved passionately -- until she disappeared from his life. Now she's back, as spirited and beautiful as ever.  But while Brody is determined to help Cat free herself from her family's drama, his own family may be hiding something that could ruin their rekindled romance for good.

In Book Two of the Davenports romance series, sex and politics collide ... with passionate results.


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My Thoughts : 


Let me start by saying that this is the first book I've read by Kim Law.  Although this is the second book in a series, I have absolutely no problem following along and feel that it is just fine as a stand alone.  This book could well have been a soap opera with all the drama happening.  Don't get me wrong, I loved it !  Grab your bowl of popcorn and settle down to enjoy it!  It's full of lost love, second chances, teenage mistakes, lots of lies, political scandals ... you name it, this book seems to have it!

Cat & Brody met when they were both teenagers and fell in love over a summer. Unbeknownst to them both at the time certain forces ripped them apart and the love they felt was left to die as they both moved on in their own separate ways.   Nearly two decades later, Cat is back in Dyersport in a rental house on the beach to escape the scandals of her family.  In her free time, she oogles the hot neighbor as he jogs the beach and only realizes much later that the hot 6pack abs and cute backside belong to none other than Brody Hollister! Things start to sizzle between our modern day Romeo & Juliet but too many lies and secrets stand between them and more scandals seem to be uncovered by the minute!

Things I loved :
- Brody ~  who doesn't love a HOT geek? Come on, we are all book nerds here.  A hot professor who is super smart and apparently built like a Greek God? *swoon*
- Cat ~ this girl is super tough.  When you read about all that she's been thru, you feel for her.  The secrets are weighing heavily on her and you find yourself rooting for her to shake off the ones who would bring her down.
- The ending ~ this is a contemporary romance, so we all know it's going to have a HEA .. so without giving anything away, I will just say that one of my favorite parts is when Cat learns that her greatest loss was not what she thought.   Cryptic enough for ya?
- Steamy ~  I'm twofold on this one.  I loved that Cat & Brody took time and flirted rather than just immediately getting hot & heavy ...  But boy once they did - STEAMY.

I normally steer clear of any books with political stuff in it because many times they get too *cough* boring *cough*, I had absolutely no problems here!  Political rivalry just added to it and the secrets keep coming out!   I think you'll enjoy this one!

About Kim :


As a child, award-winning author Kim Law cultivated a love for chocolate, anything purple, and creative writing.  She penned her debut work, "The Gigantic Talking Raisin," in the sixth grade and got hooked on the delights of creating stories.  Before settling into the writing life, however, she eared a college degree in mathematics and then worked as a computer programmer.  Now she's living out her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.  She's won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award, has been a finalist for the prestigious RWA RITA Award, and has served in varied positions for her local RWA chapter.  A native of Kentucky, Kim lives with her husband nad an assortment of animals in Middle Tennessee. 

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1.19.2015

#Excerpt - Final Life by Rose Garcia #Giveaway




Final Life by Rose Garcia
Book #1 in the Transhuman Chronicles

Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn't think things can get any worse until she's invited to a quirky neighbor's party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique's world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence--a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who's moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she's to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can't stop thinking about because if she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real.



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EXCERPT

            The image of blue sky, white sand, and calm waters popped into my mind, edging out the fear and panic that had taken over me.
            My body slipped to the ground. My knees sank into the cool, pebbly sand. A soft breeze flowed through my hair. Farrell stood beside me at the water’s edge, staring out at the still water. He extended his arm and helped me to my feet. I brushed myself off, recalling the terror and pain I had just left behind in the red desert. I patted my chest.
            “Am I really here?”
            “No,” Farrell said sadly. “Only your mind is here.”
            “Farrell, am I—?” I paused, not wanting to say the words, as if keeping them to myself would change my fate. “Am I dying?”
            “Yes.” He took my hand. “There’s nothing I can do.” His calmness filtered into me. And for a minute there, death didn’t seem so bad.
            My attention turned to a bird in the distance that soared through the cloudless sky. For eight lifetimes now I had died, and this was my last time. The world would never be the same, and it was my fault.
            Farrell squeezed my hand. “Remember what I said? The last time we were here?”
            Of course I remembered. “You told me the end is not yet written, and to trust myself.”
            The bird, a white Egret, flew closer and glided right over us, wings outstretched. A lone, feather escaped its plumage. The delicate quill drifted back and forth in the sky. Just like the feather from my dreams and the feather Ms. Ryken had given me that I had later seen at Jan’s. And then it dawned on me that it was the same color as Farrell’s aura. I extended my hand, reaching out for it. When it touched my palm, it disappeared.
            Like flipping a switch, I was back in the desert. Heat exploded inside me. The air in my lungs had almost emptied. Warm, thick blood dripped from my fingers. Farrell and Trent were on the other side of Tavion’s dark energy force, and I was still inside, barely alive. Tavion continued to lift me at my throat, squeezing the life out of me.
            “Dominique! Fight!” Trent yelled.


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ABOUT ROSE


Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

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