Wednesday, February 4, 2015

City of Embers by Stacey Marie Brown Release Day Blitz!


 

 

Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1A7JKkD

Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe.

After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves. But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them. When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.


 
About Stacey Marie Brown

   


Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.


 

Read my review for this book HERE.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

City in Embers by Stacey Marie Brown

City in Embers (Collector #1) by Stacey Marie Brown
Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating:  5 Stars



Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe. After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves.
But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.
When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.

My Thoughts: I have read some great books recently but this one stands out the most out of all of them. There is a lot of emotion that comes with this book. Relationships are not what they seem and packed full with betrayal. Those are the best because that is what keeps the readers on their feet. Nobody wants predictable, what they want to be surprised.
            Breaking this down by section I have to start with the characters. At times, Zoey was not very likable to me but she grew to me. I think what bugged me the most is she was two people. Constantly throughout the book she was changing back and forth. She is the character we follow yet we know nothing about her and learn certain aspects as we follow along her story. Maybe that is for effect and maybe it’s not but either way I’m not complaining. She ended up being just the main character we needed. Ryker was kind of switches back and forth as well from bad guy to good guy but I can see the reasoning behind that one. He’s the enemy in Zoey’s life, who knew he would become an ally? Their relationship is a tricky one but it makes it makes for a good story.
            This story is clearly more about Zoey than it is about Ryker but I am a bit disappointed we didn’t see more of Garrett and Amara. They were pretty important in the beginning but Garrett only popped up once only for nothing to happen. It left this untied feeling to the story. We found out what the DMG wants from Zoey but Ryker’s story never really gets fully told. Just gives me more of a reason to hold out and see what happens in the next one!
            Overall, I actually enjoyed reading this one. I was nervous about it because fae stories usually don’t sit well with me but this one was nothing like the other ones I have read. It’s original and an amazing story. I’m glad I got to read this one before its release tomorrow. I hope everyone gets a chance to read it as well, you will not regret it.

Cover 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Characters: 4/5


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cover Reveal: Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast



Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast
(The Escaped #1)
Published by: Diversion Books
Publication date: June 9th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:
The door to the massive New York Times bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series has closed.  Now, Kristin Cast kicks down a new door to welcome her millions of fans to her latest sizzling series.

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back.  He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets.  First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life.  Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another.  Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.


Pre-order
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QW9029C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00QW9029C&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwdiversio08-20&linkId=NSGBM5RKUFWYGS5V

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amber-smoke-cast/1121065332?ean=9781626815537

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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/amber-smoke/id950848253?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4



AUTHOR BIO:
Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the young adult House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits, and a thriving t-shirt line. The first book in her new adult paranormal romance series releases June 9th, 2015!

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Tease Me by Emily Goodwin Release day!



 

Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1tbn947

**Do not read this book if you do not like fast paced, erotic plots, forward thinking women, dominant and tattooed Latin men, and dirty sex. Lots of dirty sex. Extra panties are recommended. Prudes be warned: this book is HOT. For readers 18+**

Ellie Morgan has played the role of the good girl her entire life. She follows the rules, works hard, does what she’s supposed to do, and rarely takes an unnecessary risk. But when she’s turned down again and again for a promotion at work, Ellie decides she must do something drastic to prove her skills as a police officer to everyone at work…and to herself. But the small drug deal she tries to bust turns out to be bigger and more dangerous than she ever imagined, and she finds herself kidnapped and smuggled across the border to Mexico. Her life is now in the hands of Alejandro Calaveras, a handsome and powerful cartel leader. Alejandro promises not to kill her…as long as she agrees to obey him. With his dark eyes, tattoos, and devil-may-care attitude, Ellie agrees, knowing that submitting to someone as dangerous and sexy as Alejandro could be her undoing…or her escape. From the moment he lays eyes on her, Alejandro is drawn to Ellie. As an American police officer, Ellie is the forbidden fruit, the enemy, the one who has the power to destroy him. After he gets a taste, he wants more. And Alejandro always gets what he wants.
  
TEASE ME is part one of a three part novella serial.
Tease Me, coming 1.27.15 Tempt Me, coming 2.17.15 Take Me, coming 3.10.15


About Emily Goodwin



Emily Goodwin is the international best-selling author of the stand-alone novel STAY, The Guardian Legacies Series: UNBOUND, REAPER, MOONLIGHT (releasing 2014), The Beyond the Sea Series: BEYOND THE SEA, RED SKIES AT NIGHT (releasing 2015) and The Contagium Series: CONTAGIOUS, DEATHLY CONTAGIOUS, CONTAGIOUS CHAOS, THE TRUTH IS CONTAGIOUS (Permuted Press).Emily lives with her husband, daughter and German Shepherd named Vader. She has degrees in psychology and nursing. Along with writing, Emily enjoys riding her horse, designing and making costumes and Cosplay.


  


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