Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cover Reveal @CleanTeenPub - The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall by Jon Messenger (Magic & Machinery #2)

EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL:

We know everyone is getting excited about the upcoming release of Wolves of the Northern Rift. This first book in the Magic and Machinery Series, will release on March 10, 2015. We've received a lot of exciting feedback from fans about this new Steampunk series by best-selling author— Jon Messenger. We know book one hasn't been released yet, but we wanted to share with you the awesome cover reveal for the second book in the series that will release on August 25, 2015. Check it out below and don't forget to add it to your Goodreads to be read list! 



A NEW SERIES FROM JON MESSENGER:



RELEASE DATE: 3/10/15
SERIES: Magic and Machinery Series
GENRE: STEAMPUNK 
PUBLISHER: CRIMSON TREE PUBLISHING

WOLVES OF THE NORTHERN RIFT


In a world of science, magic is an abomination.

Magic is an abomination. It spread from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between their world of science and the mythological world of magic. 

On the northern continent of Ocker, King Godwin declared that no magical monstrosity would be allowed within their borders. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences and, should they be found, to destroy them. 

Inquisitor Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into such reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced that the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed; yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monster in the city.


THE BLOOD THIEF OF WHITTEN HALL



MORE FROM JON MESSENGER: 

The best-selling World Aflame Series. Wind Warrior is Free.


The best-selling Brink of Distinction Series. Burden of Sisyphus is Free.


AWARD WINNING AUTHOR:

Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through two deployments to Iraq, a humanitarian relief mission to Haiti, and an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Jon wrote the "Brink of Distinction" trilogy, of which "Burden of Sisyphus" is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

Wind Warrior, which won a Readers Choice Award, was Jon Messenger's break through novel published through Clean Teen Publishing. Since then, he has continued the series with Flame Caller and Water Shaper. His adult Sci-fi series: Brink of Distinction, was published with Crimson Tree Publishing, the Adult imprint of Clean Teen Publishing, in 2013. 




Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review @katiereus - Claiming His Mate by Savannah Stuart (Crescent Moon #2)




Claiming His Mate
Crescent Moon #2
by Savannah Stuart

Goodreads blurb:  She thought the house was empty when she broke in…

When jaguar shifter Lauren Hayes breaks into an alpha’s home to steal back what rightfully belongs to her pride, she doesn’t expect to be tackled by Max McCray, second-in-command of the Kincaid wolf pack. As punishment for her crime the sexy wolf shifter demands that she stay with him for one week. Knowing she’ll start a war between her pride and his pack if she doesn’t, she has no other choice but to agree, even if the thought of being near him 24/7 makes her scared that she won’t be able to hide her growing attraction to him.

Now he has a week to make her his…

Max has waited months to make a move on the sexy jaguar shifter and now that she’s broken shifter rules, he’s not letting her go. He doesn’t care that he’s a wolf and she’s a jaguar, claiming her forever is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, not everyone likes the idea of him being with a feline shifter. Max is forced to choose sides between Lauren and members of the pack he’s sworn allegiance to in order to protect the woman he knows is his destined mate.


About the Author:  This is a pen name for Katie Reus

Author Savannah Stuart has been reading romance for as long as she can remember. Her stories often have a touch of intrigue, suspense, or the paranormal, but the one thing she always includes is a happy ending. She currently lives in the South within walking distance of the beach with her very own real life hero. In addition to writing (and reading of course!) she loves traveling with her husband.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I bought this back in 2013, and then saw it on Netgalley and requested it before I realized that I owned it already as well as book 1 :)

The cover is another sexy man chest :)  I like it :)

I think this book had more action than the first one which is definitely more to my liking :)  I really liked both Lauren and Max as characters especially when they were telling each other how it is.  Lauren owns up to her mistakes, and she is always willing to jump in and help.  She doesn’t look down her nose at the wolves.  Max is a great 2nd, and he doesn’t have any problems with the jaguars.  I easily was pulled into the story and connected with the characters.  I hope to see more of the characters as the series goes on :)  I do not like giving away any part of the story, so know there is more action, drama, and mystery to keep you engaged in reading this story :)

I really like Savannah’s (Katie’s) writing style, and I think the more I read the better it gets.  I think anytime you start reading a new author, you have to get used to their style before you really connect, and it also has to do with your mood when you read it.  I truly believe that I have read books and thought it was okay, and a few years later read it and thought the same exact book was fantastic.  So always remember, these are my feelings and opinions today :)

I recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys reading shifter books :)  Time to go read something new :)

See my review of Taming the Alpha (Book 1)!!!

Interested in reading???

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Reveal @Month9Books & Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals - Nobody's Goddess by Amy McNulty (The Never Veil #1)

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Nobody's Goddess (The Never Veil #1)
by Amy McNulty
presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


Nobody's Goddess
In a village of masked men, each loves only one woman and must follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Where the rest of her village celebrates this mystery that binds men and women together, seventeen year old Noll is just done with it. She’s lost all her childhood friends as they’ve paired off, but the worst blow was when her closest companion, Jurij, finds his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever loved her: she is in fact the goddess of the mysterious lord of the village, a Byronic man who refuses to let Noll have her right as a woman to spurn him and who has the power to fight the curse. Thus begins a dangerous game between the two: the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither Noll nor the veiled man is willing to lose.

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Nobody's Goddess 
The Never Veil #1
by Amy McNulty
Publication date:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  Month9Books, LLC.


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Amy McNulty
Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently spends her days alternatively writing on business and marketing topics and primarily crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Review - Taming the Alpha by Savannah Stuart (Crescent Moon #1)




Taming the Alpha
Crescent Moon #1
by Savannah Stuart

Goodreads blurb:  After a year of lusting after his sexy employee, werewolf pack-leader Grant broke his no-involvement-with-humans rule and made a move on Talia. A month later the sex is still red hot and everything between them is perfect. Or so he thought. Until the night he shows up at her place expecting their usual ritual of mind-blowing sex and finds out she has other plans. And they don’t include him.

When Talia announces she’s tired of being his last priority, Grant realizes he might lose the only woman he’s ever cared about. He has to do something fast to fix their relationship, but she’s completely unaware that he’s not human. He’s not above using sex to bind her to him, but when she wants more than that he has a risky decision to make. If he admits the truth he risks not only his heart, but the safety of his pack and the existence of all supernatural beings as well.

*Novella length*


About the Author:  This is a pen name for Katie Reus

Author Savannah Stuart has been reading romance for as long as she can remember. Her stories often have a touch of intrigue, suspense, or the paranormal, but the one thing she always includes is a happy ending. She currently lives in the South within walking distance of the beach with her very own real life hero. In addition to writing (and reading of course!) she loves traveling with her husband.

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My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!!


The cover is definitely some nice eye candy even though he has no face :)

I bought this back in 2013, and I decided that I should read it :)  I’m definitely glad I did!  This is my first time reading Savannah’s work or Katie’s for that matter.  I didn’t realize until doing my review that Katie Reus is Savannah.  My mom and my grandma have both read books by Katie and will buy anything she writes :)

This is a novella length story and the first in the series.  There is some action in this book, but it is mostly about Grant and Talia’s personal and sexual issues.  From the glimpses that I have seen of the world created by Savannah, it is pretty cool.  Since this book focuses on their relationship issues, you do not get a lot of details on the world.  I am definitely intrigued, and I can’t wait to see what I learn more about this world next.  I think it is going to get better as the series goes especially as I become more invested in the characters :)

I recommend this book to those who love the personal drama involved in shifter relationships and to all the Katie Reus fans who already love everything she writes :)

Interested in reading???

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review @AuthorJSHope - Foxheart by J.S. Hope (The Brothers Goodfellow #1)




Foxheart
The Brothers Goodfellow #1
by J.S. Hope

Goodreads blurb:  Having seen enough death and destruction to last a lifetime - including the murder of his own family - former police officer and Marine sniper Michael Goodfellow retreats from the world, carving out a solitary existence for himself in the forests of the Swiss Alps.

What he finds there isn't peace, but at least he can lose himself in the physical work of surviving.

It is enough, until the day he discovers an enigmatic young woman caught in one of his game traps and his whole world is turned upside down. Can his unexpected visitor vanquish the demons lurking in the darkness of his soul? Will he open up enough to even let her try?

Find out in Foxheart, the first of the Brothers Goodfellow stories by New York Times and USA Today bestseller, J. S. Hope!

(Originally appeared in the Taming the Alpha box set)


About the Author:  J.S Hope is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lord of Misrule serial and the Brothers Goodfellow series.

J.S. Hope is the pseudonym of two New York Times and USA Today bestselling writers with more than a million books in print between them.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review, but I do own the Taming the Alpha bundle where it is also published :)

The cover is beautiful :)  I really like it….especially the blue eyed fox :)

This is a novella and only around 40ish pages.  This is a story about one of the members of the family that is part of the Lord of Misrule serial series.  This is a prequel before those brothers are alive. 

This story has some very sad parts that had my heart breaking for Michael, but I am not going to give more details than it is sad.  I think it would be kind of cool to live way off in nature without human interference, but then I realized, I couldn’t do the whole kill my dinner thing….I’m too empathetic towards the wildlife for that.  The fox is still a puzzle for me, but I’m pretty sure we will see her and Michael in another story in the future.  I really enjoyed this story and getting to know Michael, but I did wish it was longer and that I learned more about the Goodfellow family and the fox….so many questions rolling around my head about them all, but I have to try to be patient…lol yeah right!!

I recommend this story to anyone who is reading the Lord of Misrule serial because I think you will enjoy this too and to shifter fans :)  I hope we don’t have to wait long for more about Michael :)


See my review of Lord of Misrule: Part One!!!!

Interested in reading???

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Cover Reveal @Stacey_Kennedy - Commanded by Stacey Kennedy (Club Sin #6)

Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey.


Commanded
Club Sin #6
by Stacey Kennedy

 Genre: Erotic Romance (recommended for mature audiences)
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Page Count: 240
Publisher: Random House Loveswept
ISBN: 978-1-101-88255-9

 “Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart.”—J. Kenner
“Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—Tracy Wolff


Synopsis:  A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?
There’s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she’s shocked—and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that, Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his—wherever and however he wants to take her.

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About the Author:  STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cover Reveal @CleanTeenPub - Avenging by Holly Kelly @hollyk94 (Rising #3)

COVER REVEAL 

AVENGING by Holly Kelly

By Olympus! We are excited to share the official cover reveal for the highly anticipated third book in the Rising Series by Holly Kelly. The Rising Series is an exciting paranormal romance filled with Greek Mythology, Mermaids, Dagonians, and more! Let us know what you think of the cover for Avenging by Holly Kelly. Avenging will be available on April 21, 2015



New Adult- Paranormal Romance
Clean Teen Publishing
Available: April 21, 2015
Book #3 in the Rising Series

Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwavering—until he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms. When he finally came to his senses, he abandoned her to return to his refuge in the sea.

Twenty years later, he comes face to face with his daughter. Triton is both thrilled and frightened to learn he's a father. Meeting the child he never knew fills a void in his life. But at the same time, he once again finds his heart at risk. Even more terrifying, he's forced to admit he's still in love with Nicole. Gathering his courage, he leaves the sea to seek her out. But the pain he caused is not easily forgotten. And mending broken hearts should be the least of his worries. The elements are in commotion, threatening the utter destruction of mankind. And much to the sea god's surprise, the human woman he loves may be the key to saving them all.

RISING (Book #1)


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In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet...

Saving the world may have to wait. It appears Xanthus has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.





DESCENDING (Book #2) 

Available Now! 

When Xanthus cashes in a long-standing favor, Kyros is faced with doing two things he thought he'd never do—protect a mermaid and live on land. Dagonians loathe mermaids and Sara, Xanthus's wife, is no exception. Also, a Dagonian standing on human legs? As if being around the vile creatures responsible for polluting his home and killing his sister wasn't horrible enough, Kyros has to deal with Sara's troublesome human friend, Gretchen.

Kyros can't help but resent Gretchen. Not only is she human and unforgettably gorgeous, but she leaves him swimming in confusion and feeling things he shouldn't be feeling—least of all for a land-walker! When Gretchen is nearly killed by an assassin's bullet, Kyros's mission changes. He's forced to become her protector. Forced is a gross exaggeration, though. The more time Kyros spends with Gretchen, the more he finds himself falling for this spunky, witty human. When it becomes apparent that something dark and evil will stop at nothing to see Gretchen dead, Kyros expends his resources to find out who that being is. Unfortunately, the answer causes more problems than it solves. When a rogue mermaid wants you dead, you’re safe from no one… not even the ones you love.