Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Drift by Michael Dean

Coming November 2013

* Drift (Book #1 in the Drift Series) *


When young demon, Leo Cutler, commits treason against Hell for saving a life he was supposed to help end, punishment for his betrayal is on the menu…

Sure to be served cold by his overlord Christian, it’s not for fear of retaliation that makes Leo renounce Hell.

 It is because he has fallen in love with the near-victim, a human, Shade Lewis.

 Winning his freedom will not be easy, especially when the test involves going through Shade’s murderous ex-boyfriend Darryl Kite, who has now, somehow, become a demon as well.

With Shade’s love compelling Leo forward, will he discover he has the courage to give up an eternal life? Facing the many obstacles that Christian will surely have waiting for him?

Or will it all prove to be too much forcing him back into the confines of Hell?


Michael Dean was born in Mountain View California in 1976, raised in Tucson Arizona, and now resides just outside of Dallas Texas.

 Michael’s adventurous style has led him to start and run a successful small business for the past ten years, as well as writing YA novels and playing music. His passion for music and the pen collided when he was younger, causing him to pick up a guitar and write his own music. That drive led him to starting his own band, getting it played on regional radio stations, even competing in Ozzy Osbourne’s battle for Ozzfest in New York City.

Still just as driven, now he prefers quieter days to himself, thus giving him time to improve on his main passion, writing. Drift, a YA paranormal fantasy, is a bi-product of that alone time. He hopes that when a reader picks up his works, he or she will love it just as much as he did writing it.

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Cover Reveal: Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto


Happy Halloween!  Today is the cover reveal of  Death of the Body by Rick Chiantaretto!

Death of the Body

Release Date: December 13, 2013

I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.



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About Rick Chiantaretto


I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average 30 year old, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.

 So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.

I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.

 I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice. Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.

Book Tour: Changling (Curse of Kin, Book 2) by Ari Harper

By Ari Harper
Series: Curse of Kin #2
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Lycaon Press 
Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance

Each of the three friends has a place in the curse. This book follows Sully as he finds out more about his history and his skills.

Nera's best friend Sully knows there is something special about him. After all, he is related to her uncle and Jasper is a witch.
Stands to reason that something would have been passed down.
They just have to find what powers Sully has been bestowed with.
But when they do, is it as simple as he thinks?
To be able to change into his animal and run wild is one thing. To be hunted for the beast that he is, is another. And when they find out who wants him dead, they realize that life isn't as simple as they thought.

Ari Harper never wanted to grow up.
To offset the limitations of aging ungracefully, she created her own set of unique worlds where she can be and do whatever she wants.

Gods, witches and demons surround Ari while she spins her magic, doing mainly what they tell her to do. Given a chance, she prefers to work amongst chaos, which is good because she is constantly surrounded by children, all clamoring for attention. Some of them end up in her stories, some of them even get to die grisly deaths or be cast away to another realm. Her favorite pet is a big black dog called Hugo. You will find him as himself in the Curse of Kin series as Nera's faithful hound.

My Thought's: 

I received Changling from Itching For Books in return for an honest review. First off I would like to thank both Itching For Books and Ari Harper for giving me the opportunity to not only read and review Changling but the first book in the series Witchling. To start off, Changling is the second book in Ari Harper’s “Curse of Kin” Series.
            The first book, “Witchling”, Nera finds that she’s an extremely powerful witch who has to save the world. No pressure there! Yet during all of this Nera is obviously scared but courageous at the same time, which I admire a lot especially after finding out who she really is. She keeps finding new powers in which she must learn to control them all as well as use them at the same time. Imagine how difficult that could be for someone.
            Now, Sully, who is Nera’s best friend has also just found out some extremely life changing news. Sully is a shape shifter, which I’ve always found fascinating by the way. While Sully is managing his new life as a shape shifter and learns how to control his new power, Nera and Bones must keep him alive.
            Now onto Bones. I’m not quite sure where to start with him, but I really enjoyed his part in the book. Nera and Bones I believe are really good for each other, but in some ways Bones is just way to nice for Nera and he just absolutely adores her. At the same time though I believe that Bones is too good for Nera, but I still think their great together. 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Promo: Break My Fall by J.T. Cameron

TitleBreak My Fall (Book 1 in the No Limits Series)
AuthorJ.T. Cameron
GenreNew Adult, Contemporary Romance



When Leah’s ex-boyfriend Kevin betrays her in a horrifically public way, she leaves town to spend her last summer of college in a place where no one knows who she is or what happened to her. 

All she wants is a little peace of mind and some good surfing so she can regroup before returning for her senior year. 


After his own tragedy a few years ago, Drew developed an entirely new and unique outlook on life and became a risk-taker, daring and dangerous, everything Leah wanted to avoid. 

But a bizarre encounter forces her to let Drew into her life, little by little, secret by secret. He’s smart, funny, persistent, and makes money in a rather unconventional way. 


They share a mutual fascination and attraction, until her past with Kevin complicates her present with Drew, making Leah question her future. 

Just as her life seems to be spinning out of control, Leah learns that sometimes you save someone by letting them save you.

***(BREAK MY FALL, the first book in the No Limits series, is a complete, full-length novel that can also be read as a stand-alone.)

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I had talked to Drew on three previous occasions over the summer, each time wanting nothing more than to be left alone. Our fourth conversation took place the day I got arrested, and it changed everything.
It was the middle of July and Tropical Storm Andrea was bearing down on the South Carolina coast. Most people were secure in their homes for the day, avoiding the winds and flash flooding, heeding the warnings of local officials.
But to me, those warnings were made to be ignored, especially when the advisories called for waves that would be six to eight feet high.
Surfing is how I find peace. It’s the purest form of escape I've ever known. I had always felt like that, but after what happened to me a couple of months ago, having an escape from everyday life was more critical to my survival than ever.
I had fled from my life a few months ago, leaving Florida and ending up in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. I had escaped in a literal, physical sense, but I still craved the mental escape, and for me there was no better way to do that than riding waves.
The tide was going out—a good thing in any tropical storm or hurricane—and as I walked across the sand toward the water, the incoming waves hurled themselves toward the beach, crashing violently and disintegrating, followed shortly by another, another, another… The waves here on Isle of Palms are sometimes pretty decent and surfing-worthy, but nothing like the ones provided by Tropical Storm Andrea.
I walked into the ocean, feeling the undertow pulling at my ankles, almost urging me to go farther out, an urging I didn't need because I was about to get in some of the best surfing I’d had since arriving here.
Past the first few breakers, I placed my board down on the water, flopped my belly down on it, and began paddling. First straight out, then parallel to the beach, waiting for the wave that would take me back to shore.
I chose my wave, paddling myself into position. My brain switched into what I call Surfing Escape Mode:
I’m on the wave. It’s powerful. Rough. Almost violent. It pushes me. Lifts me.
I’m free.
I have to work to remain free—flexing my leg muscles; using my arms to balance my body; shifting my center mass to stay steady; all of this is work, hard work, but the payoff is being free.
It’s usually over in a matter of seconds like that. But those real-time seconds are long dream-like minutes, and that’s exactly what I desire.
The freedom didn't last long that day, though, because as I trudged through the knee-deep water where the ride ended, I looked up and saw a cop. He stood facing me, a few dozen yards away up on the beach.
I don’t know how long he had been there. Probably just a few minutes. But if he’d been yelling, I hadn't heard it, thanks to the noise of the roiling Atlantic, and the wind. It was mid-afternoon, but the storm made it seem like dusk. Using his flashlight, the cop motioned for me to get out of the water and come toward him.
I had a choice to make: either pick up my board and obey the officer, or ignore him and go back out for one more wave.

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Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go
Brandi Carlile - The Story
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Madilyn Bailey – Titanium
Lissie - Go Your Own Way
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Author Bio
J.T. Cameron is an author and major peanut butter addict. BREAK MY FALL, a New Adult contemporary romance, is available now. J.T. lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and when not writing, spends a lot of time reading, watching movies, cooking, and enjoying a night out on the town that hopefully doesn't involve interacting with the police.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Echos in the Glass by Cheri Lasota

By Cheri Lasota


Releasing December 2013
Publisher: Ever-Sea Press
Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime. McKenna hides the pain of a terrible betrayal. When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past? Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. McKenna Lucas, the lightkeeper’s daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go. The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own… When Finnian and McKenna uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1934, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.  
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About the Author
Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits.   Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.

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Book Blitz: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca


by Laura DeLuca
Release Date: 11/08/12

Summary from Goodreads:
Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

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About the Author
Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.

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Book Tour: Sadie's Mountain by Shelby Rebecca

“Sadie’s Mountain” by Shelby Rebecca

Book: Sadie’s Mountain
Author:  Shelby Rebecca
Genre:  Romance, Contemporary, Suspense, Coming of Age

One fateful night, Sadie Sparks' young life was changed forever. Just as she was discovering love with her best friend, Dillon McGraw, someone else was plotting to take her for his own. Faced with choosing between the fear and threats and a safer life, Sadie leaves her West Virginia home for good.

A decade later, Sadie returns to Appalachia to care for her ailing mother, but stays to fight for the mountain she loves. Her struggles to protect it from being ravaged for coal put her in greater danger than she ever imagined — and back in the arms of the man she never stopped loving. But the man responsible for changing her life so many years ago is determined to keep her under his control. When she decides to break free, will Sadie and Dillon's bond be strong enough to endure the truth about his identity?


The last time she saw Dillon:

He came to me that same night. I wasn’t sleeping as he tapped on the window in my room. I got up slowly, trying not to wake up Missy in the bed next to mine, but also because of how sore I was.

All my muscles felt like deep bruises reminding me of how they were abused. My neck was just newly scabbed over. It was rough and itchy. I had crescent shaped fingernail marks on my face where Donnie’s hand had been when he was trying to keep me quiet. There were small cuts in little x patterns on my stomach from Donnie’s knife when he’d held me in place. Bothersome mosquito bites burned on my bottom and thighs. The stinging belt marks were swollen on my back, arms and legs, and it ached, like ripping paper, at the apex of my thighs.

I opened the window letting in a healthy breeze that pushed my hair away from my face. The air sounded of crickets and frogs.

He looked so relieved to see me as he stood slightly below the edge of the window. It took him a moment to remember to breathe. I knew I was standing there but I felt like an empty vessel. He smiled at me but I didn’t smile back. He looked worried again and swallowed.

“You look better,” he said as if I was a wounded animal about to bolt. I didn’t respond. “Will you come outside and talk to me, Sadie?”

“What for?” I said, my voice drone-like.

“I just want to help you, darlin’,” he said, softly, but his face looked pained.

“You can’t help now.” My voiced sounded foreign like it belonged to another person I didn’t know.

“I can take you away from here. When I go to college you’ll come, too. Or I’ll get a job right now and buy us a little house.”

“That can’t happen.”

“You’re angry at me,” he said. It wasn’t a question.

“No.” I shook my head.

“This is all my fault,” he said, putting his hand over his stomach in physical pain.

“No,” was all I could say in protest. “Mine,” I said under my breath. I don’t think he heard.

“I’m sorry I touched you, baby.” He put both his hands on the windowsill. “I hadn’t even realized what I did. It was just so natural.”

I know.

“I’m not mad about that, now,” I said. He reached toward me through the window as if he was going to soothe me somehow. I flinched and he stopped.

“I’m sorry,” he apologized again, his eyes wider than I’d ever seen them. I didn’t like to see him that way so I just looked down at the dirt instead.

“Nothin’s changed about how I feel for you. You know that. You’re still my girl, right?” He sounded like he was begging.

“I’m no one’s,” I said. Maybe I meant to say I’m no one. 

“Who did this to you?” His voice was hot lava.

“You should go,” I said as I rubbed the lump in my throat and felt the scabs on my neck again. He looked wounded and I felt sad for him through my numbness. This wasn’t his fault. All I kept thinking of were Donnie’s words, “I’ll kill him too.” I needed to let him go, to free him of this obligation he had to the girl I used to be two days before.

“I’m not the girl you loved anymore, not the same at all. She’s gone now.” I looked away from him as if I was looking for where that girl might have gone.
“I’ll wait. Forever if I have to. You’ll get better. I can help.”
“I don’t want you to.”  He deserved better was all I could think. He was so perfect and I was so dirty now. I disgusted myself. “Look, I won’t see you again, Dillon. Just go and live a happy life.”
“I won’t force you, Sadie.” His voice sounded louder now, his fists clenched, with the pain right at the surface. “You’re my best friend. I’ll never love anyone but you!”

His volume caused me to turn and check on Missy. She wiggled from her back onto her side but was still asleep.

I looked back out the window and just shook my head at him. “You shouldn’t say that.” He would move on someday. He would be okay. This was protecting him, too, like throwing rocks at a dog so it wouldn’t come with you and get hurt. He had no idea.

“I have to go,” I said, as I started to close the window. He put his hand out to me but stopped at an imaginary line between us.

“Please, don’t shut me out.”  He was panicked now, his voice like red silk waving in a wind storm. I couldn’t look at him anymore. I had to let him go.

“Goodbye, Dillon,” I said and I slowly shut the window on him. He stood there for a long while, stunned. I was behind the curtain but it was see-through enough so I could watch him illuminated by the moonlight. I wondered if it went both ways if the lights were on in here and it was dark out there.

Suddenly, his knees buckled under him and I heard him cry out as he punched the ground with his fist. The sound made its way through my cloud of emptiness and echoed around like a lone wolf howling in a low holler. That sound will never leave me.

I watched his hunched-over shape silently writhing in pain. His dream of me, of the girl I was and the wife I could have been to him, must have died right then. He was mourning that girl, the one who went into that shed, not the one who came out twenty minutes later.

He could never love her. No one could. No man ever has.

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About Shelby Rebecca
Originally from Wasilla, Alaska, I now live in Northern California in my first real house with my husband, John, daughter, Elise, and our two mutts, a beagle and an Australian terrier. I’m a vegetarian with a unique accent that merges Alaskan vowels with Valley Girl, and I love Ryan Gosling—but who doesn’t. The eco-theme in my book comes from being Healthy Child Healthy World's first ever Mom on a Mission in late 2009. My story was featured in People Magazine, Lifetime's Remarkable Women series, The Sacramento News and Review, and is a highlighted story on the advocacy website Care2. Sadie's Mountain is my debut novel.

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