Signed Book Giveaway: Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey

 
Black Five
Release Date: 11/17/15
Poorhouse Publishing
400 pages
 
Summary from Goodreads:
No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger’s death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she’s been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.

No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday.

Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it’s too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.

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I live with my family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest located on California’s northern coast.

I’m quite boring. But in case you’re wondering, you can see what my loves, my loathes and things you may not know about me by clicking the menu above.

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Review: Kiss Me That Way: A Cottonbloom Novel by Laura Trentham

 

Kiss Me That Way: A Cottonbloom Novel

Kiss Me That Way: A Cottonbloom Novel

by Laura Trentham

Publication: May 31st 2016

Purchased from: Amazon

I rate this book:

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Synopsis:

A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They’re worlds apart—but nothing can build a bridge like love…

Cade Fournette never had it easy Cottonbloom. He stuck around long enough to raise his orphaned siblings and then hightailed it out West—and never looked back. Even though he’s made a success of himself in Seattle, Cade never lost the toughness and the angry edge that helped him survive down South. His only weak spot: the girl he left behind…

Monroe Kirby came from the wealthy side of town, but that didn’t protect her from her mother’s drinking—or her mother’s boyfriend. It was Cade who did that, on a long-ago hot September night, before he disappeared…along with a piece of her heart. Now Monroe is a physical therapist who can fight for herself, and it’s Cade who could use some conditioning when he makes an unexpected return back home. Will he and Monroe pick up where they left off and finally explore their mutual passion—or will the scars and secrets of the past divide them once more?

Review:

Cottonbloom is a small town split in two do to a river and money. One side is Mississippi where the people are comfortable to well off. The other side of the river is Louisiana where people are called swamp rats and tend to be lower income.

Normally I have a problem reading books where a child is molested. Thankfully one of the main characters Monroe Kirby only had to go through an attempted molestation one night. This night though forever changed her lifer. She met Cade Fournette who helped defend her and she ended up learning how to defend herself and teach other girls to do the same.

Now Cade has come home and the feelings she had for him have grown. While she helps him with his physical therapy they grow closer despite their differences. Cade is trying to reconnect with his family while Monroe is dealing with the man that tried to hurt her when she was a child.

As someone who lives just outside a small town in Texas I was very impressed with how this small town was portrayed. Even the dialog sound quite Southern in my head while I was reading it. I enjoyed the book I think that this is a wonderful beginning to a trilogy.

6 Book Giveaway: Scarred Beauty By Jennifer Silverwood

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Scarred Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood
 
Coming December 1st 2016…

(A Wylder Tale, #2)
YA Dark Fantasy
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Vynasha has become prisoner with the other wyld beasts of the castle, but she is not alone. In the howling darkness her majikal bond with the Dungeon Master, Grendall grows, awakening the dormant power in her blood.

Yet as she discovers the true nature of the other beasts, she learns she must embrace madness in order to free them all. Vynasha is willing to do anything to end the curse, even if that means transforming into a monster.

Burried secrets come to light in this seductive sequel to Craving Beauty, the Gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero.

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Craving Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #1)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 239 pages
October 31st 2015

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother’s roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

Wolfsbane’s Daughter
(A Wylder Tale Novella)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
ebook, 52 Pages
February 25th 2016

Wolfsbane and his daughter Resha are on a never ending quest in the Wylder Mountains, to wipe out the wolves who destroyed their village. Before their enemies stole everything she loved, Resha cared for little beyond learning how to be a hunter. After, she learned a hunter must be prepared to fight as well as flee. Now she cares for nothing but revenge.

Until she discovers two majikal humans half frozen in the forest. Resha has a choice, to follow her instincts and leave the strangers to the wolves, or save them. Yet the enemy is on the prowl and there is little time for Wolfsbane’s daughter to find safe haven before they are discovered.

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

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ebooks of all six of Jennifer’s books: Silver Hollow, Qeya, Ohre, Stay, Craving Beauty, and Wolfsbane’s Daughter (Open Internationally)

Copies of the first two books in A Wylder Tales: Craving Beauty (print) and Wolfsbane’s Daughter (ebook), plus swag (US Only)

Ends June 29th

My Sunday Catch Up Post # 64–Keeping it short cause I am sick…

 

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Hello everyone and welcome….

I am linked up at:

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Giveaways that are still open:

-Book Giveaway: Musings of an Earth Angel by Suzanne Adams

3 WINNERS: $25, $10, & $5 GIFT CARDS Giveaway from MY ROMANCE STORY

$35 Gift Certificate to The Book Depository + Lacoste Sunglasses Giveaway: How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler

-$20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: In Danger’s Embrace (Cimmerian Moon #3) by A.M. Griffin

This past week on my blog:

$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway: Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey (still open)

Product Review: Compact Pen Flashlight Torch Super Bright 250LM Tactical LED Lamp with Clip for Hiking Camping Outdoor Sports

Spotlight: Songbyrd by Anna Silver

Book Swag Giveaway: The Bridal Bouquet By Tara Randel

Excerpt: A Tale As Old As Time by Mya O’Malley

Excerpt: Mr. Jones & Me by Lindsay Marie Miller

Book Series Giveaway: The Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas (still open)

$20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Summerlypse by Gerardo Delgadillo (still open)

Seven Signed Books and a Bag full of Swag Giveaway! (still open)

Waiting on Wednesday: Tough Luck Hero (Copper Ridge #5) by Maisey Yates

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson (still open)

Book Giveaway: SECRETLY HERS by Jamie Beck (still open)

Product Review: White Black 2 PCS Alloy Enamel Pendant Necklace Army Name Double Dog Tag 27 Inch Chain

Company and Product Review: Tropical Traditions

eCopy Giveaway: The Cinderella Theorem by Kristee Ravan (still open)

Cover Reveal: Archangel’s Heart By Nalini Singh

Q&A With Author of GOL (THE LEGENDS OF ANSU) by J.W.Webb

Spotlight: Prophet: Book One (Princes of Prophecy 1) by L.Ann Marie

Coming this week on my blog:

(This is not everything that will be happening this week. I have a couple more things planned so be sure to stop by and check them out!)

-Review: Kiss Me That Way: A Cottonbloom Novel by Laura Trentham

eCopy Giveaway: Summer in Good Hope by Cindy Kirk

-Kindle Copy Giveaway: Lurking in the Shadows rdited by: Jaidis Shaw

Waiting on Wednesday: Illusion Town (Ghost Hunters #13) by Jayne Castle

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Fast-Pitch Love by Clay Cormany

-Review: Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

-Book Giveaway: True Calling series by Siobhan Davis

-Excerpt: Lord Bachelor by Tammy L. Bailey

-A Book Lover’s Apocalypse Survival Kit Giveaway: Rising Tides by Katy Hayes

-Review: Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #1) by Sarah Morgan

-Book Review: Happy Ever After in Christmas by Debbie Masonblog border

And I am stopping here for today. I did buy a couple of books and I did receive one for review but I need to go take some meds and lay down.

This week has been killer. I taught VBS at my church which was a lot of fun until I got sick. I mean really sick. My poor husband said he has never seen me so sick before.  I am not over it yet so I am going to take it easy this week and try and catch up on all I need to do when I feel more like myself.

If I haven’t made it to your blog for a visit this week of if I have not responded to your comments I am so sorry. I promise I will get to it ASAP!

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Spotlight: Prophet: Book One (Princes of Prophecy 1) by L.Ann Marie




Book – Prophet: Book One (Princes of Prophecy 1) 
Author – L.Ann Marie
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Raised by a father who is somewhat reserved, Dakota Lightfoot finds a whole new world when he is patched in to the Princes of Prophecy.

With his abilities and natural leadership, he quickly finds his home with this new Brotherhood.

Jessie LaPonte-James has always known he would be part of a trio, much as his father, Danny, and Kate are, and always believed that Darren would be by his side with Jess Baxter.

But what happens when one of the three isn’t as in-tune with the plan as the others?
This is the story of Jess, Dakota and Jessie.


 


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L. Ann started with the Baxters and is working on her third series, The Princes of Prophecy MC. While her books feature ex-SEALs and Badass Bikers, L. Ann is writing about the strong women that these men need in their life to help right the worlds wrongs and help keep their small part of the world safe. The women are extraordinary, strong and determined to make a difference.

The men fight for right in every book. Yes they kill people. Yes they shoot at the bad guys feet to cause them pain. Yes they throw tampons at each other regularly.
That being said, they do these things while stopping human trafficking, bringing their Club into legitimate businesses, fight gangs to keep drugs away from their town and kids, keep women sheltered safely while trying to stop domestic abuse. These are men that don’t leave a Brother behind. They don’t treat women as possessions and they don’t cheat. Respect takes on an honorable meaning. Women and kids are cherished. Everyone is looked out for.
L. Ann has made the perfect Club, tackled the taboo subjects and made it easy to imagine living in a world where your protection comes from the SEALS and Bikers.

With readers writing about rereading the series over and over, she feels like she’s told her characters stories in a way that would make them proud.
Every book will make you laugh, every book will make you angry for the wrong that happens in the world. Every book will make you cry for the pain that a character feels.
Don’t take my word for it. Pick one up and try it out. The Baxters book 1 is FREE. MC Book 1 is .99. Give them a shot and Happy Reading!


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Q&A With Author of GOL (THE LEGENDS OF ANSU) by J.W.Webb

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GOL (THE LEGENDS OF ANSU) by J.W.Webb

Available on Amazon

Gol. A continent on the brink of destruction. Once a mighty kingdom, now six provinces torn apart by treacherous barons.
In one province two young lovers strive to stay together when all else prises them apart. Lissane and Erun must survive to guide their people through the coming storm. The odds are stacked against them. Erun, dreamer and fool, is chosen for a dark path. Whilst Lissane is given away by her father the baron to wed the brutal son of a rival ruler.
Meanwhile, at the far side of the world a sorcerer has freed the fire demon, Ashmali, setting off a chain of events that could ultimately bring about Gol’s long foretold ruin. Caught between rising seas, civil war, and approaching fire the continent’s time is fast running out.
Gol features beautiful sketches and maps by Tolkien illustrator, Roger Garland. It opens the doors on a new epic fantasy series titled Legends of Ansu. Within its content lies an sweeping tale of love, hatred, vengeance and destruction. In Gol the high courage of a few individuals is all that stands against the will of fickle gods and treachery of men.

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Q&A with Author – J.W. Webb

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What inspired me to write my book?

A crazy imagination and restless roving mind! I’ve always loved stories and have always been a storyteller, ever since I was a kid in the playground I enthused in tales that could carry the imagination far and wide, roaming free without any harness to rein it in. I was a fan of The Lord of the Rings as a teen and that led me on to read dozens of fantasy books during the 70’s and 80’s resulting in fantasy becoming my favorite genre and greatest influence. I also have a fascination for Celtic and Norse mythology which led me to delve deep in that area too. Then about twenty years ago I put pen to paper and my ongoing series, Legends of Ansu was born. An epic fantasy series with echoes of myth.

Specific writing style

I don’t know, but reviewers have written that I write with a ‘rare literary flow’ uncommon for most modern fantasy authors. I just write and the words spill out, like an artist I like to paint vivid scenes and take my reader far away, give them a break from reality for a while. As far as fantasy is concerned I pitch my writing to a Tolkien-esque tapestry but with characters just as compelling and three dimensional as those found in game of Thrones, (though I do try and keep most of my crew alive.) J

Titles?

I have 4 books on sale and I’m working on number 5. Most the titles are typical fantasy, The Shattered Crown, The Lost Prince, The Glass Throne etc. (Does what it says on the tin.) ‘Gol’ one word I thought gave a certain punch. This is the prequel to my series actually written after The Shattered Crown but set a 1000 years earlier, thus now offered out as the first book. It was originally titled Fall of Gol, but I shortened it to Gol a couple of years back. Don’t know why, just like it better.

What books have influenced my life most?

A lot! Lord of the Rings mainly when I was young I lived inside those pages, but also Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson, Tigana, by Guy Kay, Lyonesse, Jack Vance, Poul Anderson’s The Broken Sword (I actually think perhaps the best small fantasy novel ever written) and Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion series – to name but a few. I was also influenced by the Mabinogi, especially the version adapted by Evangeline Walton, these tales from Welsh mythology just blew me away. Other genres? I like Historical Fiction and some of Bernard Cornwell’s novels have influenced my writing too.

Genre?

Fantasy, mostly. I’m comfortable with the genre. That said, I enjoyed writing my ghost story novella(The Haven) set in Cornwall, England, past and present. I do intend to write in other genres. I have plans to pen a tale about Hereward the Wake (a very underrated Saxon hero around at the time of the Norman Conquest) and several of the early Scottish kings fascinate me. I also want to pen more suspense, spooky supernatural creepy stuff – though not horror. Never horror. But mainly fantasy, my ‘Legends’ series is due to run for another 5 books! My goal – 1 book every year until I snuff it or they come to take me away, haha!

Advice for other writers?

Check in at the clinic? Only joking J Read, read and read again, I don’t read nearly enough as I should, never seem to get the time. Take critism/rejections on the chin and move on (I have had shed loads of rejections from agents over the years – ain’t no big thing.) Enjoy what you do and stick at it, one word will lead to the next. Write it. DON’T GIVE UP! As Kate Bush once sang in that brilliant Peter Gabriel song. That’s it!

Writer’s block?

Not yet! I’ve got so much crazy stuff between my ears my main problem is getting it out without it resembling spaghetti! I f I do get WB I shall go outside feed the chickens and maybe have a cold beer or two in the sunshine. Or else I’ll walk the dogs in the rain and sip claret by the fireside.

Hated something I’ve wrote?

No. I’ve looked at early stuff and thought it was crap but I’ve never hated it. Everything has a purpose. All part of the learning curve.

Favorite theme, Genre?

Explained above J

Love of writing came from?

As I said I’m a storyteller first and writer second. A lot of folk reverse these priorities and that’s fine for them. I do enjoy writing, but probably like a conductor in an orchestra, I cannot settle until the story is down and the concert audience clapping. At some point I had to get those tales into words on paper, and later on laptop and tablet. Writing is just the conduit, the sword in the warrior’s hand. I had to learn the craft of writing and I still am, always will be. Yes, I enjoy it, but the stories are my true love. I like to create something unique and inspiring, then hammer it out in words that make sense! Writing’s a job, but it sure beats driving a big rig like I did for 25 years!

Hardest part of writing books?

For me it’s editing, going over and over in finite detail before sending off to my editor, and then after she’s butchered it, more work. Also the first draft kinda wears me out, it’s always a relief to get that done, the main structure and framework of the story down on paper – phew…. I enjoy the following drafts, which are fine-tuning and polishing. That’s where the real satisfaction comes – knowing that it’s starting to look great. Then it’s time for editing – ugh.

Enjoy most?

I love creating evocative scenes that tug the imagination; it’s what I’m good at. I like to take my reader somewhere very special. I also get a buzz from writing high speed action scenes and witty dialogue – my characters are often lively and argumentative, I think it makes a nice balance to have gritty three-dimensional banter set to a mystical alien backdrop.

Write every day?

Not yet, I’m still working on that and have to spend a deal of time on all the myriad other facets indie authors have to master. For me at 55 years old, these prove a challenge, as my fingers have spent more years wielding sledgehammers than tapping keyboards. Suffice to say, I’m learning new tricks J. I also have other unrelated projects, which demand attention. I go in spurts, write for six weeks full pelt then leave it alone for a month, let it percolate – works for me.

Which writers inspire me?

Stephen King comes to mind, because he’s achieved so much. Of course many of the classics by: Shakespeare, Austin, Dickens, Hardy, and Elliot. And then there are fantasy writers from the 20th century: Tolkien, CS Lewis, Richard Adams, Raymond Feist, David Eddings, E.R.R Eddison, Lord Dunsany etc etc. But any talented wordsmith is a joy to read.

Working on at mo?

The Glass Throne. Book 4 in my Legends series, I just finished second draft and will resume in June. It’s taking shape nicely and follows on directly after the conclusion of the last book – The Lost Prince. It’s big and I’m contemplating splitting it in two, maybe I’ll ask you, my reader, about that?

About?

GT will be the final (or penultimate) tale involving my unwashed protagonist, Corin an Fol, a ‘Longswordsman’ with a shady past and an attitude problem. His tale started in The Shattered Crown, Which, as I explained earlier, is set 1000 years after Gol. GT, like the books before it, fuses myth and magic with cold hard steel. It focuses on the various rebels and factions currently trying to unseat the usurping sorcerer, Caswallon. It involves a catalogue of capricious gods, neurotic demigods, spiteful demons and warlocks, and badly behaved mortals with big nasty weapons. It’s the 4th book I’ve penned about the world – Ansu. ‘A place where you can never own enough sharp things!’ Thanking you for your time! J.W.W.

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