April 29, 2016

Blog Tour Quiz & Giveaways: DAUGHTER OF ISIS by Kelsey Ketch!




Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch
Series:  Descendants of Isis #1
Release Date: October 26th, 2013
Genre: Upper Young Adult Fantasy


“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”

Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.

The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.

Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.

The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.

*Note: Content for Upper YA*

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About the Author

During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble CafĂ© in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.



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Which Egyptian God/dess are You?

1. Choose your favorite color from the list.
                a. Gold
                b. Blue
                c. Green/Black
                d. Yellow
                e. Red
2.  Pick a food item that most represents you.
                a. Meat
                b. Honey
                c. Pomegranate
                d. Bread
                e. Lettuce
3.  What super powers do you want?
                a. Shape shifting
                b. Healing
                c. Psychic abilities
                d. Super strength
                e. Controlling sand storms
4. What word best describes your personality?
                a. Loyal
                b. Compassionate
                c. Generous
                d. Protective
                e. Menacing
5. What is your spirit animal?
                a. Jackal
                b. Dove
                c. Falcon
                d. Lion
                e. Hippo
6. Where would your godly kingdom reside?
                a. In the underworld
                b. On an island
                c. In the mountains
                d. Along the delta
                e. In the desert
7. How would you destroy your enemies?
                a. Physical strength 
                b. Magic
                c. Justice
                d. Wit
                e. Any means necessary
8. Pick your favorite song from the list?
                a. I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys
                b. Forever May Not Be Long Enough by Live
                c. Wherever You Will Go by The Calling
                d. Somebody Like You by Adele
                e. Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
9. What would your symbols of power be?
                a. Scales
                b. Throne
                c. Crown
                d. Basket
                e. Scepter

Answers:
If you got…
Mostly A’s: You are the God Anubis.
Mostly B’s: You are the Goddess Isis.
Mostly C’s: You are the God Osiris.
Mostly D’s: You are the Goddess Nephthys.
Mostly E’s: You are the God Set.

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April 28, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: SINGLE by Collette West!



Single by Collette West
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance


Underdog Luke “Single” Singleton is yearning to make a comeback. After getting hit in the neck with a pitch—an injury that nearly cost him his life—he has one last chance to play for his hometown team, the Stockton Beavers. But his mom has Alzheimer’s, and he’s all she has to depend on. How can he pursue his career, much less someone special?

Personal care aide Roberta Bennett is done dating baseball players. Having had her share of heartbreak, she heads to Stockton hoping for a fresh start. But after she finds Luke’s mom outside, lost, and alone, she can’t refuse when he hires her on the spot. Unbeknownst to Luke, Roberta is all too familiar with the violent tendencies of the pitcher who hit him.

Now that they’re living under the same roof, the last thing either of them is looking for is a relationship. But it’s not long before they find themselves drawn to each other. And right when Luke is thinking about finally making a change to his single status, a secret from Roberta’s past emerges with the power to tear them apart.


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Single was a pleasant surprise. This story resonated with me on a pretty deep level because of one thing, Alzheimer’s. Luke’s mother has it, and I understand perfectly every emotion he felt in this story. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had to deal with a loved one that has it, and if you never do, you’re lucky. My grandmother, one of the most important people in my life, the one person I could go to for anything, I could tell anything, my absolute favorite person in the world got it early and died from it early. So yeah, this story touched me. But, enough of that. Let’s talk about the book.

So, I loved Luke, for obvious reasons. He was loyal, and loving, and for such a small package, he had the best heart. I have to tell you, through what I’ve read of this series, I haven’t really been Roberta’s biggest fan, but she surprised me. I found she was actually a very likeable character. She’s not always nice. She’s guarded, and has been through out the series, and we find out why in Single. Her’s is a hard story. Unpleasant, and it’s a lot easier to empathize with her when you hear every thing she’s been through. I thought-Okay, now I get it.- I’m not going to give anything away, but let’s just say it was easy to change my mind about her. Aside from the issues going on with Luke’s Mom, he has some other stuff going on. I loved him, he’s such a fighter. Never gives up.

I love that this series is a sports romance, without being too sporty, if that makes sense. I mean, of course there is baseball talk, it is a baseball romance after all, but it’s not so overdone that someone that doesn’t really understand baseball, like myself, can’t get into. So, really great job with this one Ms. West. You’ve got my appreciation. I would definitely recommend Single. 




 About the Author


Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.

She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.

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April 27, 2016

The Last Star by Rick Yaucey Book Highlight

The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 24th 2016
by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

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We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series.



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April 25, 2016

Rise by Jennifer Anne Davis Pre-Release Blog Tour & Giveaway!







Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Order of The Krigers
Release: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books


The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom’s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers—twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons.

For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now, only one remains.

Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can’t resist comes over her.

Kaia looks into Morlet’s eyes.

Soon, an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet’s dark magic destroy the last of the Order?


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Jennifer Anne Davis is the award-winning author of the bestselling TRUE REIGN series. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential, she married her high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three highly energetic children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.




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April 22, 2016

Release Blitz & Giveaway: SINGLE by Collette West!



Single by Collette West
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance


Underdog Luke “Single” Singleton is yearning to make a comeback. After getting hit in the neck with a pitch—an injury that nearly cost him his life—he has one last chance to play for his hometown team, the Stockton Beavers. But his mom has Alzheimer’s, and he’s all she has to depend on. How can he pursue his career, much less someone special?

Personal care aide Roberta Bennett is done dating baseball players. Having had her share of heartbreak, she heads to Stockton hoping for a fresh start. But after she finds Luke’s mom outside, lost, and alone, she can’t refuse when he hires her on the spot. Unbeknownst to Luke, Roberta is all too familiar with the violent tendencies of the pitcher who hit him.

Now that they’re living under the same roof, the last thing either of them is looking for is a relationship. But it’s not long before they find themselves drawn to each other. And right when Luke is thinking about finally making a change to his single status, a secret from Roberta’s past emerges with the power to tear them apart.


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 About the Author


Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.

She is the author of NIGHT GAMES, GAME CHANGER and GAME ON.

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 Excerpt

But I'm not about to let her blow me off so easily, not when we were finally starting to enjoy ourselves. This time, I pull on the corner of her scarf and end up drawing it down over her shoulder, spinning her around. I have her off-balance, trying to find her footing, when she falls into my arms.

Her eyes never stray from mine when her hand comes to rest on my neck at the exact spot where I got hit. I swallow hard, never believing anything in the world could feel as good as this. If given the choice, I'd go through all the pain and rehab all over again just to have her do what she's doing to me now. She glides her fingers along my jaw and across my goatee before lightly skimming them over my lips, making me shudder with pleasure. I lean in, and she lowers her hand, her eyes burning into me. Intent on capturing her lips with mine, I’m close enough to feel her warm breath on my face when suddenly she pushes me away from her, taking a step back.

Holding a hand to her forehead, she’s unable to look at me. "Sorry… I tripped and—"

"Roberta," I gasp, struggling to catch my breath. "It's okay. I—"

Yet all she says is, "C'mon," before turning and leaving the alcove.

I run a hand across my face, trying to make sense of what just happened. I almost kissed her… And for a split second, I could've sworn by the fire in her eyes that she'd really wanted me to. God, could she possibly have feelings for me? No… That's just crazy. She probably didn't want to hurt my feelings, and to save me the embarrassment, she graciously backed away before anything could happen. Yeah, that sounds more like it. Now we can just pretend like she tripped and I caught her and go on our merry way. My fingers stray to my neck, right where hers were. Because that's what she wants, right?

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