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Friday, 25 July 2014

COVER REVEAL - Burning Through Gravity by Addison Moore


BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY by Addison Moore

Released: August 2014


BOOK SUMMARY:

BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY—they soared so high so fast they never expected the fall.

Two beautiful souls.

Two seemingly innocent deceptions.

Once they meet, Stevie and Ford explode into one another in a ball of lust, hotter than a July moon. Ford is assertive, dominate and in control, that is until Stevie brings him to his knees. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met both inside and out. Stevie thinks he’s sweet, and sort of goofy—of course it doesn’t hurt that he drips sex like honey.

Stevie is starting to fall hard for Ford.

And Ford is all in with Stevie.

She wonders if he could ever forgive her for what she’s about to do.

She wonders if she wants him to.

They say love conquers all.

But love never met two liars like Stevie and Ford.

His lie cost her a few sleepless nights.

Her lie will cost him everything.

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Author Information

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

Feel free to visit her blog at: http://addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.com




BLOG TOUR - Seven Weeks to Forever by Jennifer Farwell ** GIVEAWAY **


Welcome to my BLOG TOUR stop for Jennifer Farwell's 
Seven Weeks to Forever

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Cassidy Jordan knows she'll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can't wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what's waiting for her in The Life-After — the place most mistakenly call "the afterlife." Getting back there is supposed to be easy: she just has to find nineteen-year-old Riley Davis and help him get his life on track. But doing that isn't easy at all. 

By the time Cassidy finds Riley, she has only seven weeks to help him before her time is up. Riley will die too young if she fails, and she'll never see The Life-After or have another chance at life again. But no one told her helping Riley would mean dating him; she hasn't dated anyone since the love of her first life caused her death the last time she turned eighteen. And no one warned her she'd cross paths with Selena Jensen, her ex-best-friend who hasn't forgotten why their friendship ended and is protective of Riley. Then there's Cassidy's family, who thinks she's a normal girl headed to Harvard in the fall. When her aunt discovers that's not the plan, she shows up to try and drag Cassidy from L.A. to Boston. 

Helping Riley is already hard with her aunt and Selena in the way. It's almost impossible when Cassidy realizes she's falling for him and is faced with a choice: give Riley the life he's meant for and leave when it's time, or give up eternity for the true love she's never had, knowing Riley will die the same way she did in her first life and that her entire existence could end at any time.


REVIEW

As I finished reading this book yesterday I was faced with a major panic how on earth was I going to get across to my readers all that makes this book so good.  It is a love story which is easy enough to convey but it also deals with the after life and the consequences of our actions, and this is what I need to tell you about today.

Seven Weeks to Forever is first of all a gorgeous looking book, I was lucky enough to receive an actual physical copy, the cover was gorgeous and I know it sounds daft but the book feels nice too, so big thumbs up for the paper that makes it up!!

Anyway I need to concentrate on the inside!, the book is told from the POV of Cassidy Jordan, seventeen at the beginning of the book, recently moved to LA, she has seven weeks to live, she will die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, she is not scared, she has been expecting this.  

Cassidy has been here before and she has been sent back from The Life After (what we know as the afterlife) to help a young man find his way after tragedy has struck him, that young man is Riley Davis and for the next seven weeks it is up to her to make him start living his life, if she fails Riley will die far too young and she will lose her right to return to the Life After, the only problem she has no idea how to turn his life around.

Cassidy and Riley's first encounters start off almost by fate as he comes to her rescue one night and they meet again shortly after in a record store, they seem drawn to one another and they are soon getting to know one another a lot better.

There is no way I can describe this book perfectly without giving away a lot of spoilers and I hate spoilers, I haven't read the third book in a huge recently at the cinema trilogy because I accidentally read a spoiler in a review which just literally spoiled the whole thing for me.

Seven Weeks to Forever is such a great read what I can say about the rest of the book is this, Cassidy know she has to get Riley back on the right path and when she does he will live a long life and she will return to the Life After however a problem arises, actually a couple of problems, the first is the reintroduction of Cassidy's ex-best friend Selena who is not happy to see Cassidy at all, the second? Well Cassidy did not think she would start fall for Riley and as she helps him she knows that she is going to lose him in order to help him.

It is a great read, I haven't done it justice here at all! But I hope this is enough of a taste for you to go and try it for yourself!  

Seven Weeks to Forever is awarded 5 out of 5

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From Chapter 3:
I gently lift his fingers from my shoulder, leaving him with a polite smile. I get only two steps away before I find myself being spun around. I wince as the guy wrenches my arm.
“No need to be so rude, darlin’. Stay and talk a while.”
“I’m meeting someone,” I tell him, trying to free myself again. He leers at me, digging his fingers deeper into my skin. My arm will probably bruise, but that’s nothing compared with what I could do to him if I wanted to. Energy can be a powerful thing. There are other people watching, though, and I can’t risk one of them figuring out that there’s something different about me. I have a feeling that would be breaking one of the rules.
I open my mouth to speak instead, fighting against what I really want to tell this guy. Running my mouth will only make this get ugly, and fast. Before I can say anything, though, someone else beats me to it.
“She’s with me.”
I turn my head in the direction of the voice at the same time my friend with the iron grip does. He looks annoyed, but it’s all I can do to keep my jaw in place. Riley Davis, it seems, shows up in the strangest places.
The guy holding my arm releases me and takes a step back. “You should teach your girlfriend some manners,” he mutters.
Riley raises an eyebrow at him, but he doesn’t respond. I look at the guys still standing by the apartment building, wondering if Riley just got us into more trouble than what I was in on my own. They stay where they are, though, and the guy who grabbed my arm takes another few steps away from me.
Riley grabs my hand and pulls me in the other direction without saying a word. A surge of energy shoots through me, and I fight to keep my balance. It’s almost impossible to hold my hand steady in his. A tingling feeling spreads through my body, making it hard for me to think.
This has to be an energy drain, somehow caused by the guy who grabbed hold of my arm. I tried hard not to let our energy connect, though, and that doesn’t explain why this is happening now that I’m holding Riley’s hand. I doubt his energy is at rock bottom like the other guy’s is.
I take a few breaths, trying to clear my mind. We walk for three blocks in silence before I get my bearings and finally find my voice.
“Thank you,” I tell him. I swear I hear him snort.
“Yeah, no problem.” He sounds put-out and doesn’t even try to hide it. If he recognizes me from the concert last night, his face doesn’t show it.
We walk a few more steps and then he stops so abruptly that I almost plow into him. He drops my hand.
“Do your parents know you’re out roaming the city in the middle of the night?”
His jaw is set, and I’m pretty sure that’s irritation I see on his face. Well, that’s interesting. I wonder if getting mad at strangers is something he does a lot.
“My parents died when I was six.” I regret my words the instant they leave my mouth. Surprise replaces the irritation in his eyes, and then I see exactly what I didn’t want to see. He’s uncomfortable now. Talking about death seems to do that to people. Discomfort isn’t exactly what I was going for, but maybe I shouldn’t care. It’s better than being lectured.
“I’m sorry.” His eyes drop to the sidewalk and stay there.
“Don’t be.” I start walking again.
“Do you make a habit of walking alone down dark streets at night, this close to bars and people drunk out of their minds?” he calls after me.
Oh, joy. Here we go again.
I stop and turn around. He sounds angry, and a quick check of his energy shows me little red sparks shooting everywhere. Yup, that’s definitely the color of anger.
“I got to town a week ago. What am I supposed to do, leave a breadcrumb trail to my house and stay there until new friends magically show up at my door?” I stop talking when something occurs to me. He’s out here alone, too. I put my hands on my hips and glare at him. “Why are you giving me a hard time, anyway? I don’t see you working the buddy system for safety.”
He narrows his eyes. It’s completely the wrong time for me to notice that they’re this incredible shade of deep brown, lit up with little golden flecks here and there. I didn’t notice his eyes last night, but they sure have my attention now.
Stop staring, I tell myself. Easier thought than done.
“I’m a little bigger than you,” he tells me. I think he’s noticed me staring, because he’s staring right back. I feel warmth run through me and am about to check my energy when I realize energy has nothing to do with it. The heat is in my cheeks. Curse him, I’m blushing.

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Jennifer Farwell has been writing since the day she picked up a navy blue Crayola as a toddler and began scribbling on her parents' freshly painted white walls. She's the author of SEVEN WEEKS TO FOREVER (her most recent novel), as well as ROCK STAR'S GIRL and its forthcoming sequel, HIDING OUT IN HOLLYWOOD (2015). When not writing novels, she can often be found at a Kundalini yoga class, cheering on the L.A. Kings during hockey season, or curled up with a good book. She grew up in Thunder Bay, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Pico.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

REVIEW - MKINGDON's Tales of Family, Food and Florida by Craig Williams


Purchased on Amazon!

Patron Saint of British travellers to Florida, Craig Williams has been entertaining members of The Dibb website for many years with his wonderfully tales of the Williams family holidays to the Sunshine State, He has answered our prayers to be able to grip him in our sweaty palms by giving us ten, yes ten trip reports in an actual book spanning his holidays from 2003 up till 2012.

It would be impossible to actually pin point a favourite part of this book, to be honest Craig has such a natural wit and is a great master of the double entendre, this anthology of his tours is a pure pleasure to read.

Now I have read all of these reports at least twice both originally on the forum and in the book and I still find them highly entertaing but mostly imformative, I am by no means a Florida virgin, I lost my virginity to this glorious state in 2003 the same time as the first trip in this book and I have been faithful to it ever since, I'm about to go on my sixth trip to Orlando and I find myself preparing for the trip by reading just two books, the first is the massive tome that is the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World which is republished each year and the second is Craig's trip reports.

He has been there and done it and along with great pictures and commentary he takes us through his holiday sharing his thoughts on the trip and at the same time providing us with so much valuable information, where to eat, where to stay, what to avoid and how to handle stroppy teenagers and how to deal with fear of flying, actualy that last one is dealt with by Louise, Craig's better half!

If you are a Florida virgin or veteran, I think you will enjoy Craig's book and I hope you find it as helpful as I have!

Awarded 5 out of 5

REVIEW - Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford


Thank you to Mark My Words Publicity for my copy in exchange for an honest review

Chase Walker used to be a good kid--charming, athletic, and with a bright future ahead, but that was before tragedy struck his life, sinking him into deep despair. Caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol, he doesn't notice time slipping away until he's arrested for underage drinking one night.

Fed up with watching her son destroy his life, Chase's mom relocates him to live in a small ranching community with his ex-military grandfather. Chase is far from happy about the situation until he meets, Nikki, the cute cheerleader who won't give football players like him the time of day.

Chase enjoys a good challenge though and sets out to claim Nikki for his own. He soon discovers she's more than a pretty face--she's a balm to his troubled spirit also. But when tragedy strikes Nikki's life too, suddenly Chase finds himself put to the ultimate test. Can he trust Nikki, and all that she's taught him? Will it be enough? 


Chasing Nikki is a gem of a book, it really puts you through the mill when it comes to your feelings, you will experience them in all in spades during your read, it also gives you a new book boyfriend in the shape of good kid gone bad Chase Walker.

Chase had it all, a well off and loving family, stellar school sports future ahead, the world could have been his oyster until fate deals a terrible hand and he loses his father.  He starts to spiral out of control turning to drink and drug taking to ease his pain, his mother fed up of his partying ways along with picking him following his arrest one night decides to up sticks back to her family home which is a far cry from what Chase is used to, it is a small town and Chase's ex-military grandfather won't be taking any crap from him.

His grandad lays it on the line, he wont stand for any crap and expects Chase to help out arround the farm and to start acting responsibly, Chase has other ideas but tries to stay on his grandfather's good side.

As well as adjusting to living with his grandparents Chase has to get used to attending a new school, by no means is he shy and retiring so he doesn't struggle to make friends or enemies but the one thing he fails to do is impress Nikki, a gorgeous cheerleader who is initially impervious to his charms, he sets out to try and get her to go out with him and he isn't shy about telling her this.

The story continues as Chase and Nikki gradually become more than friends, he shows her that there is more to him than meets the eye and he finds out lots more about Nikki too, they make such a gorgeous couple but as I find myself typing far too often, the path of true love never runs smooth, as the story reaches its climax you will be shocked with how things end up, no spoilers from me!!

Chasing Nikki is a great book and it starts out in familiar young adult territory with our two young lovers finding each other but happily ever after may not be on the cards!  

Chasing Nikki is awarded 4 out of 5






COVER REVEAL - Burying Water by K.A. Tucker


I am absolutely thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for K.A. Tucker's BURYING WATER!

BURYING WATER is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel scheduled for release October 7th! 


This book will blow you away. Get. Ready.
Burying Water

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  About BURYING WATER: The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away. Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him? Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried. The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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You can read Chapters 1-4 of BURYING WATER in the back of IN HER WAKE, the Ten Tiny Breaths prequel novella from Trent's POV! IN HER WAKE is out September 1st. Pre-order your copy today!

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 Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.      

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RELEASE DAY - The Horde Without End by Nazarea Andrews ** GIVEAWAY **


I am so excited to bring you the release day blitz of Nazarea Andrew's The Horde Without End, the sequel to her NA zombie romance, The World Without a Future. Check out the release day blitz, and the first chapter!! And be sure to enter to win a giftcard from Nazarea!!



It was supposed to be over…



Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.


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Chapter 1. Broken Pieces

She hasn’t cried. She doesn’t cry for me—but I know how fragile she is.
I want to break her. I want to push her hard enough to see her shatter. I want to see the shards of her on the ground.
How fucking beautiful would she be, when she put herself back together? She would. Nurrin is too stubborn to do anything but survive.
Nurrin is a first, born to a world of death. She is innocent of the life before the change. She has never known anything but Hale Halls, razor wire, and walls. She has never known she could be anything but a survivor.
I watch the sun rising over the canyon. In another world, people might have exclaimed over the beauty, stared at it in wonder.
To me, the red-washed sky means only one thing: it’s almost time to leave.
I glance over my shoulder. She retreated to the sleeping area a few hours ago, after we fought over leaving immediately. I think there is a part of her that hopes Collin will come back. A supply run wouldn’t be completely unjustified.
My lips twist.
Collin wouldn’t leave the Hole, not unless he had to. Not when he knew that it’s the only place I would take Nurrin. He’s gone because something is wrong.







Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton  Series.



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BOOK BLITZ - Time of Ruin by Shauna Granger ** COMPETITION **



Time of Ruin (Ash and Ruin #2)


Release Date: 07/22/14

The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.

Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.

But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal, making survival almost impossible.

And the Pestas are growing bolder. Somehow, their numbers are growing.

The further north they go, the harder it becomes to ignore the signs that they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kat must face the impossible truth that there is no escape, there is no safe haven, and their worst nightmares don’t come close to their new reality.

EXCERPT

His words slip inside of me, rekindling the guilt that my anger had burned away. I bury my face into his chest and tighten my arms around him. The last few hours slam into me…and I struggle to keep from collapsing. A sob hiccups out of me as I squeeze my eyes as tight as possible to keep from crying.

“Hey,” Dylan whispers. He tries to pull away so he can look at me, but in his weakened state, I’m strong enough to stop him. “What is it?”

“I’m just so glad I found you,” I whisper against his soft flannel shirt.

“I found you,” he teases.

Instead of making me stop crying, that just makes it worse. I laugh weakly, a sob bursting out of me with it, and the first tears hit my cheeks. Dylan’s hand touches my chin, and I lift my face to look at him. He lowers his face, lips parted. My eyes close before his lips brush mine, and I give myself over to the moment. My body is weak and weary, but I’m strong enough for this.

Dylan leads me back to the car and opens the rear hatch with his good arm. He tells Blue to stay, and then we crawl inside. It’s cramped, smaller than the back of the Jeep, but in our rush, we don’t think to fold down the rear seats. It doesn’t matter; we’re so consumed in the moment that we could have been in a king-sized bed in a five-star hotel.



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About the Author
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, but it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago, Shauna started work on her Elemental Series. She released the first installment, Earth, on May 1, 2011 and has since released four sequels, with the series coming to an end with Spirit. She is currently hard at work on a new Urban Fantasy series, staring a spunky witch with a smush-faced cat named Artemis.

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