Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal ! Until I Break by M. Leighton

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Until I Break

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A Twisted Novel #1


 May 14, 2013
Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Book Review for Intangible (Intangible #1) by J. Meyers



 Intangible

(Intangible #1)

by


 5 stars
Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle
Published: J.Meyers
Source:Gifted Copyy Genre: YA Paranormal






About Book


Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they've helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they've always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can't o anything about it.


My Thoughts


Wow ! What a great new start to a brand new series for me.This is a first time read for me from the author and I really enjoyed her current novel.


This was a really engaging story that drew the readers in.The cast of characters were amazing loved them all Sera,Luke,Jonas,Fey Brandon,Quinn,Raquel, and Marc.


All the characters were really likeable.Each and everyone had a special ability that they carried making them special in there own way.Sera and Luke definitely had a great group of friends that would put their own lives at risk just for them.


As always for me I must have one favorite character and for me it was Jonas.This handsome vampire just melted my heart.He is like no other vampire .Jonas is deadly don't get me wrong and is lethal when he needs to be but, the way her took to protecting Sera and caring about her the way he looks at her with longing for something more just breaks a girls heart. He really surprised me he seemed to have a lot of human emotions and a conscious making him even more lovable to me.


What a page turner not the seat of your pants kind but and engaging one. There was always so much happening things were shifting and changing all the time .Sera and Luke were born with rare abilities one a seer the other a healer and they were part of a Prophecy to be feared by all races  especially the magical ones and also by the vampires they saw these children as a threat. Danger lurked at every turn for this brother and sister team . The Vampires and also the Dark Elves also known as the shadows would stop at nothing to get there hands on these kids for their abilities alone.


Fey was a favorite of mind to she was Luke and Sera's friend and protector a warrior and also a Light Elf with amazing abilities.She was the chosen protector for these children without them even knowing it.She was a beautiful and kind person with a great sense of humor.


This story had it all to keep it interesting a great plot, bad guys chasing you, love interests for both Sera and Luke and more that a hint of danger always about making it a superb read.


I was a great pleasure to watch Sera and Luke grow and learn to wield their special gifts.They really had no choice to grow into them and master them quickly as people were trying to kill them. They were busy trying to find a way to honed their powers just to stay alive never really giving them time to savor a new accomplishment they might have achieved.


What a fascinating read.Could you imagine being able to see the future and perhaps change it ? Or have the ability to heal a sick person ?To be able to take someones pain away with just one touch ?What if you were able to make a Vampire a human again?And you wonder why these children were so sought after making them pawns in a ever changing game...


This is a new author for me and a new series and I have to say I loved it.Would recommend it to all.I am already looking forward to the next in its series can't wait!










Book Review for Imaginable (Imaginable #2) by J. Meyers





Imaginable

(Imaginable #2)

by


 5 stars
Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle
Published: J.Meyers
Source:author copy Genre: YA Paranormal






About Book

Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.

But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.

Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers.

And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.






My Thoughts

Another great read from this author.The drama continues and the story picks up where book one left off.Wow ! Another exciting read !


The same characters from book one graced us with their presence in books two which I absolutely love about reading series.


My favorite character that would still be Jonas! He impressed me greatly again in this story as well.Still my knight in Shining armor. I am still in love with him in book two...LOL


My other favorite this time around would be Sera.This poor girl never caught a break. I thought she did extremely well under pressure.Being kidnapped twice and you're abducted once by the Vampires and then next by the Dark Elves and one more evil than the last .Sera really held herself together .She showed amazing strength and courage.Each one wanting the same thing for her to change them.But, the problem was would they change for the better or just become a different kind of evil just more powerful ?Creating a whole new race of evil.This is the downside of her ability never knowing what you were creating when dealing with mystical creatures.


The other world that this author created was beautiful and magical.The description of the realm was awe inspiring.The way she described the new world made you think you were right there with all the characters enjoying all the magic and the beauty that surrounded them.The descriptions had you so fascinated with the realm you wished you were there despite the dangers it held.


As the danger grew so did there friendships.Luke a Sera's cast of friends and their loyalties toward them simply amazed them both.They never had the kind of bond with another other than which they had with Fey.It was nice to be able to be yourself and not hide who and what you were from your friends thinking that you are nothing but a freak.They were able to bond more easlily with these amazing people because each had there own rare ability.Making each comfortable with who and what they were.Luke,Quinn and Brandon and Raquel were quite the characters they were always laughing and teasing each other making them a lot of fun to read about.


Luke he has such a sense of humor he had me smiling several times throughout the book with his teasing and playful ways.But on more of a serious note he really work hard to craft his ability as a seer.He not only was able to see the future but, learned how to intervene perhaps changing it.This making his abilities even more rare and powerful and protecting him even harder which worried Fey a lot.One which others should never know exists. 


Just love the story and was a exciting and intriguing read.I had a lot of fun reading about this fantastic cast characters.The story kept you constantly guessing especially after you learned one secret after another.Now wondering how the story was going to unfold just drawing you in deeper and deeper.The book was fraught with danger that kept you turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning  just to see what happened next. I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.I will have a book hangover tomorrow but, I will be well worth it.


This story and also book one Intangible have been put into the keeper pile.I am looking forward to the next installment in this amazing series.  A recommended read to all.Ms. Meyers has a new fan in her fan club me !




Cover Reveal Just One Cup Cassandra Giovanni



Just One Cup
Cassandra Giovanni

Genre-New Adult

Publication Date-June 20, 2013

Blurb-

Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?


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Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since than Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of  just telling the reader what is happening. 

In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Just One Cup, in the Spring of 2013.

Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios, a photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company's photography. She is currently studying to receive her associates degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.


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Intangible and Imaginable by J. Meyer Author Spotlight and Interview with Reviews for both her Amazing Stories !

 Intangible

Series- Intangible # 1

By J. Meyers 


Publication Date-January 31, 2012



Blurb

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.


Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

Our Thoughts


Wow ! What a great new start to a brand new series for me.This is a first time read for me from the author and I really enjoyed her current novel.

This was a really engaging story that drew the readers in.The cast of characters were amazing loved them all Sera,Luke,Jonas,Fey Brandon,Quinn,Raquel, and Marc.

All the characters were really likeable.Each and everyone had a special ability that they carried making them special in there own way.Sera and Luke definitely had a great group of friends that would put their own lives at risk just for them.

As always for me I must have one favorite character and for me it was Jonas.This handsome vampire just melted my heart.He is like no other vampire .Jonas is deadly don't get me wrong and is lethal when he needs to be but, the way her took to protecting Sera and caring about her the way he looks at her with longing for something more just breaks a girls heart. He really surprised me he seemed to have a lot of human emotions and a conscious making him even more lovable to me.

What a page turner not the seat of your pants kind but and engaging one. There was always so much happening things were shifting and changing all the time .Sera and Luke were born with rare abilities one a seer the other a healer and they were part of a Prophecy to be feared by all races  especially the magical ones and also by the vampires they saw these children as a threat. Danger lurked at every turn for this brother and sister team . The Vampires and also the Dark Elves also known as the shadows would stop at nothing to get there hands on these kids for their abilities alone.

Fey was a favorite of mind to she was Luke and Sera's friend and protector a warrior and also a Light Elf with amazing abilities.She was the chosen protector for these children without them even knowing it.She was a beautiful and kind person with a great sense of humor.

This story had it all to keep it interesting a great plot, bad guys chasing you, love interests for both Sera and Luke and more that a hint of danger always about making it a superb read.

I was a great pleasure to watch Sera and Luke grow and learn to wield their special gifts.They really had no choice to grow into them and master them quickly as people were trying to kill them. They were busy trying to find a way to honed their powers just to stay alive never really giving them time to savor a new accomplishment they might have achieved.

What a fascinating read.Could you imagine being able to see the future and perhaps change it ? Or have the ability to heal a sick person ?To be able to take someones pain away with just one touch ?What if you were able to make a Vampire a human again?And you wonder why these children were so sought after making them pawns in a ever changing game...

This is a new author for me and a new series and I have to say I loved it.Would recommend it to all.I am already looking forward to the next in its series can't wait!







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Imaginable

Series-Intangible # 2

By J Meyers


Expected Publication Date-April 16, 2013




Blurb


Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.


But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.


Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers.


And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.

Our Thoughts


Another great read from this author.The drama continues and the story picks up where book one left off.Wow ! Another exciting read !

The same characters from book one graced us with their presence in books two which I absolutely love about reading series.

My favorite character that would still be Jonas! He impressed me greatly again in this story as well.Still my knight in Shining armor. I am still in love with him in book two...LOL

My other favorite this time around would be Sera.This poor girl never caught a break. I thought she did extremely well under pressure.Being kidnapped twice and you're abducted once by the Vampires and then next by the Dark Elves and one more evil than the last .Sera really held herself together .She showed amazing strength and courage.Each one wanting the same thing for her to change them.But, the problem was would they change for the better or just become a different kind of evil just more powerful ?Creating a whole new race of evil.This is the downside of her ability never knowing what you were creating when dealing with mystical creatures.

The other world that this author created was beautiful and magical.The description of the realm was awe inspiring.The way she described the new world made you think you were right there with all the characters enjoying all the magic and the beauty that surrounded them.The descriptions had you so fascinated with the realm you wished you were there despite the dangers it held.

As the danger grew so did there friendships.Luke a Sera's cast of friends and their loyalties toward them simply amazed them both.They never had the kind of bond with another other than which they had with Fey.It was nice to be able to be yourself and not hide who and what you were from your friends thinking that you are nothing but a freak.They were able to bond more easlily with these amazing people because each had there own rare ability.Making each comfortable with who and what they were.Luke,Quinn and Brandon and Raquel were quite the characters they were always laughing and teasing each other making them a lot of fun to read about.

Luke he has such a sense of humor he had me smiling several times throughout the book with his teasing and playful ways.But on more of a serious note he really worked hard to craft his ability as a seer.He not only was able to see the future but, learned how to intervene perhaps changing it.This making his abilities even more rare and powerful and protecting him even harder which worried Fey a lot.One which others should never know exists. 

Just love the story and was a exciting and intriguing read.I had a lot of fun reading about this fantastic cast characters.The story kept you constantly guessing especially after you learned one secret after another.Now wondering how the story was going to unfold just drawing you in deeper and deeper.The book was fraught with danger that kept you turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning  just to see what happened next. I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.I will have a book hangover tomorrow but, I will be well worth it.

This story and also book one Intangible have been put into the keeper pile.I am looking forward to the next installment in this amazing series.  A recommended read to all.Ms. Meyers has a new fan in her fan club me !









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J. Meyers grew up in Vermont, spent three years in Germany when she was a kid, and now lives in Central New York. When she's not reading or writing, she's chasing after her four kids, exploring the outdoors with her family, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. She's the author of Intangible, Intuition, Indomitable, and upcoming Imaginable, due out in April 2013.




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 Author Interview



What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book?

This is a GREAT question...and I have absolutely no idea. :-) I don't know that I would have done anything differently. I suppose that’s because I don't think Sera did anything stupid or made any dumb choices given the information she had, her life experiences, and who she is as a person.

What was your inspiration behind this book?

The idea for a girl who could heal with a touch of her hand was inspired by Reiki, an alternative healing method I’m very familiar with. And I wanted to write a clean book with a strong female main character who didn't just do as she was told but thought for herself.

Who designed your book cover for you?

I actually did the cover design myself (through a LOT of trial and error).  
 
Why did you become a writer?

I love to tell stories. And I think making stuff up is MUCH more fun that sticking to facts. ;-)

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books. Do you agree with that?

Yes! I have absolutely loved getting to know my readers and hearing their thoughts. The connections I've made with readers all over the world has been the best part of this writing journey!

Do you have a favorite author or authors?

I adore Laini Taylor, Franny Billingsley, Aidan Chambers, and J.K. Rowling.

If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?

Jonas. Definitely Jonas. He is so swoony and delicious. I love his loyalty, his moral complexity, his sense of humor. (But I'd have to say Luke is a *close* second because I just love his quick wit and sense of humor.)

How hard do you laugh when writing a funny scene?

I don't think I laugh out loud at all--mostly likely because I’m trying to craft the scene just right, get the timing perfect, so it comes across the way I want. But I'm usally all smiles as I’m getting it close to that point.

Do you cry when writing sad scenes?

Sometimes. Or I tear up when I'm revising sad or highly emotional scenes. (And I usually take that as a good sign that I've gotten the scene right if it’s affecting me, the person who knows the story inside-out and backwards.)

What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time ?

I love reading all sorts of YA--especially paranormal/fantasy and contemporary. I've also recently gotten into New Adult contemporary romance as well. I'm an avid reader and am a regular at my local library. :-)




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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gemini of Emreiana Gemini Series Book #1 By Kristen DaRay Author Interview and Giveaway !



Title- Gemini of Emreiana

Gemini Series Book #1

By Kristen DaRay

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy



Blurb-


My entire life has been a lie: My parents didn't die in a car accident. They're not even dead. I'm not American. I'm not even human. I have strange powers, and I'm the heir to the throne of the planet Emreiana.


If I take the crown, I have to leave behind everything I have known here on Earth. I would have to say goodbye to my friends and leave behind Kyle, the boy I've loved since I was five. If I don't, then I risk the Bremoir finding me here on Earth and destroying everything I love.




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About Author



Kristen was born in Alabama in 1991 and still resides there today. She has been writing since the 6th grade. However, she did not begin to write fiction until she was 15. In 2009, Kristen had an idea that would spark the concept for Gemini of Emréiana that she would later write in 2011. During that time, she met her husband. They married in August of 2012. When Kristen is not writing, she spends time watching Korean Drama's or creating SIM's 3 stories. Kristen continues to write the next novels to the Gemini Trilogy. She also plans to release a new series later on in the year.









Our Interview with Kristen



What would you have done differently if you was the main character of your book?


If I was Carson, I probably would have went right away. But that is because you don’t get to go outside your solar system, even your planet, everyday. It is an opportunity of a lifetime that I am too geeky to pass up.

What was your inspiration behind this book?

Behind this book in particular would be events in my life. I kind of just wanted to get away, so at first it was about a girl who wanted to get away and finally had the chance to get out of the solar system. BUT Carson has a mind and life of her own so once it was finally out, it was the opposite. She had a life and she didn’t want to give it up. Isn’t that funny?

Who designed your book cover for you ?  


Ana Fagarrazzi
 

Why did you become a writer ? 

When I was in the 6th grade, after I won a writing contest, I had tried writing my first books, really they were journals on my life, and I kept deleting them. But, it was when I was 15 that I realized my passion for writing genre fiction (Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy). It was then that I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I had told everyone in my family that I wanted to be a writer and showed some the first chapter of the Love for Blood, a vampire story that I had no heart to finish. While my family supported my dreams they told me to keep in mind when searching for a college that my writing would be a side job. I guess I couldn’t argue with that with todays economy. At first I was going to go to school online and be an airline attendant. I would study strait English to improve my writing. However, my plans for that did not go through for multiple reasons. Then I decided to go to UNA. I registered as an Education Major. While I love the idea of teaching and thought it was something I could do, I realized after helping with the church children’s music that I wasn’t ready for it yet and perhaps later in my life I could get a Masters and teach college. So from there I changed my major to strait English Professional Writing. That is when I truly made a decision to be a writer.I should note that I minored in Theater. While I love writing my books, I also would enjoy writing a script for people to enjoy and watch. I’m just waiting for that big story to come to my mind.

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what there fans think and want in there continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that ?



A good book would sell regardless, but I think an involved author would get a good rep.Myself, I like hearing what people think. BUT, what they want as far as where the story goes may not be what my character wants or the story needs. So unfortunately for any of my readers and fans, you may or may not like the ending of the story.

Do you have a favorite author or authors?

I have several. It’s hard to pin them all down and say this one I like more than that one. If there is an author I really think proved themselves I think would be Christopher Paolini. He started writing at such a young age, and did a wonderful job! Such a great story he has given the world. I may never be as good as him, but if I could be like anyone that’s who I would aspire too.


As an avid reader one of the things I look for in a new author I find is if they write there books in series .I love the connecting books and there characters they make the books all so special and familiar.

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series ?

Oh do I! I have a hard time writing just one book. There is too much story for me to end it with just one. Maybe one day I’ll write a single book, but so far that story has not came to me yet.



If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?
 


This is a very tough question because I have ships way more than I have crushes. Mainly, because  I am very happily married (does that give me brownie points honey?). If there is one male character I really like it would probably be Peeta from the hunger games. He really didn’t have any talents and he probably would have died if it wasn’t for Katniss, but it’s the dorky ones I end up liking :P


If you were going to cast the hero of your book, what actor would get the part?

Erica Dasher,

I could not get her out of my head when I was writing. She would most def be Carson if I had a choice.




How hard do you laugh when writing a funny scene?


This is going to sound awful but I don’t show emotion when I write. It’s not until I go back and read it that I react to it.
 


What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time ?

Sci Fi, Fantasy, or Paranormal. It’s sad but I kind of lean towards what is mainstream right now. Dystopian seems to be in so that is what I have been reading lately. 



Do you cry when writing sad scenes?


Back with the emotions... I feel bad that I am a robot when I write. Especially if someone dies. I probably should be more connected during that time, but no matter what I do I just can’t, until I read it. Then I get all kinds of worked up.





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Author is offering a paperback copy of Gemini of Emreiana Open to US ONLY








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