Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani Blog Tour and Review with Giveaway

Book Info-
Title- Sunbolt 
Series- The Sunbolt Chronicles # 1 
By-Intisar Khanani
Publication Date- June 17, 2013 
Published By- Purple Monkey Press 
Genre- YA Fantasy

The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she must conceal her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to undermine the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.

When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she can summon to escape with her life.

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 In the darkness, something chuckles, a sound like the rustling of dead grasses, the snapping of winter-hardened twigs underfoot.

“Amused?” Kol asks. “I thought you would appreciate her.”

“Your men run like startled rabbits. Their noses even twitch the same way.”

I press my back against the wall, turn my head to face the door, and then slowly, while the lantern still lights the room, slide a glance towards the speaker.

Kol tries to laugh. “Humans.”

The creature doesn’t answer. He sits against the far wall, his legs crossed, his back resting against the stones. He is tall and gaunt, so thin his face is but a skull stretched over with skin, his eyes so faintly colored that I can almost imagine they are not even there. His hair falls to his shoulders in a straggly fringe of white. His tunic and pants hang off his frame, and his hands where they rest over his knees are hardly more than bone. If he were human, he would be dead.

Kol says, “You’ll want to know a thing or two about your dinner.”


Our Review

Wow ! What a ride an awesome book!This is a new author for me and she wowed me right from the beginning.The story had a great plot like-able characters and the story was action packed from beginning to end.

I am always a little leary of  trying new authors especially someone I have never heard of before but, my fears were misplaced.I have been trying to broaden my reading genes of late an adding new authors to my repertoire and I am very happy that I gave this author a chance as the story was very engaging from beginning to the very end.

The plot had so much going on all the time many secrets some we learned of what they were others still kept very much in the dark about. So much evil lurking about,secret societies,plots to commit murder,power and position among the nobles.Who's who and who is a threat ?Trust no one with your secrets and protect that secret at all cost.

The cast of characters were made up of protectors,lycan's,werewolves,breather's,vampire's, mage's, those who wield magic and witches.

I normally have one character I single out and they become my absolute favorite but, this time around I had two of them Hitomi and Val.

Hitomi is a young girl who is  in hiding and is concealing a very big secret.Both her parents were very powerful mage's. Hitomi is in hiding and being raised by another who is hiding her parentage and also the powers that she possesses.Her parents have not taught her the ways of her gift which make her magic very powerful and very dangerous.

I loved Hitomi character she was such a brave soul.She cared for those around her without the thought of her own safety.She even willing helped those who betrayed her an the others who were trying to save the lives of a noble family.Even when things were so bleak she stayed strong and would stop at nothing to free herself from captivity .I love brave women in stories there my hero's.She was  kind caring and had a very clever mind.She had a sense of humor among her closest friends and she was very outspoken to those she did not like or trust.You felt bad for her a she shoulders a lot of responsibility keeping her secret is one of them if found out it could mean death.You sense that sadness that surrounds her losing both her parents she is so lonely an sacred even though she is surrounded by those who care about her and love her.

Val another favorite of mine.He is known as a breather and is feared even by those who are very powerful.His gift is that he can suck the life out of those he choses to.Without using his gift he cannot survive.When we met Val he was dying but, he a Hitomi formed a bond between them when they were both locked up awaiting death.A unlikely friendship some would say.I believe this bond is  now forged for life.I love him because being mistreated and in captivity for a year he did not lose his sense of honor and caring.Val excretes danger from even his pores yet cares very deeply for a girl who he knows nothing about.You definitely feel his loneliness who wants to have anything to do with you when he could kill you at any moment.Yet, this man has found someone who has come to care for him deeply .Yet, he knows he is better off alone or around others like himself.I sense that there could be a romance building between this couple even if it would be dangerous for both of them but, Val struggles with his emotions as he is so afraid that who and what he his could harm someone he as grown to care for.He is fierce in his protectiveness of Hitomi yet still believes he needs to protect her from himself also.

I was glad to have been apart of Hitomi and Val's journey.This story was quite the page turner from beginning to end.I did not want to put the book down and read it into the we hours of the morning until it was finished and then decided I did not want the story to end.Had then been a sequel to the book already out I would have started on the next story in its series.

The author did a wonderful job at keeping me engaged in the story and wanting more with every turn of the pages.So looking forward to reading the next installment in this series. What a wonderful story....

Recommended to all those would like fantasy and young adult books with a paranormal theme to it.

About the Author-
Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five.

Intisar currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Until recently, she wrote grants and developed projects to address community health and infant mortality with the Cincinnati Health Department—which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy.

Intisar’s latest projects include a companion trilogy to her debut novel Thorn, featuring a new heroine introduced in her free short story The Bone Knife … and of course, she’s hard at work on the remaining installments of The Sunbolt Chronicles.


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Book Blast & Giveaway for Reaper's Touch by Eleri Stone


Genre:  Western Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 280 pages (95,000 words)
Publisher: Carina Press 
Publication Date:  February 10, 2014

Abby is a Ranger, part of an elite group who defend the border against Reapers—humans infected with a parasite that turns them into mindless cannibals. Rangers are immune to Reaper infection, and as one of the only female Rangers, Abby is expected to settle down and breed more Rangers—a fate she’s keen to avoid. When she’s ambushed on the plains, she’s ready to go out with guns blazing—until a mysterious, handsome cowboy rides to her rescue.

Jake has his own motives for helping Abby, beyond aiding a damsel in distress. He’s a Reaper, and while he’s learned to wrest control of his mind from the parasite, the effects won’t last without a permanent cure. And he needs Abby to get it.

Abby and Jake are natural enemies and unlikely partners. But when their search reveals a conspiracy between Reapers and the rich industrialists who own the mountain cities, they must work together to find the cure—or lose the border, and each other, forever.

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“Stone crafts a dark and delicious tale of cowboys vs. zombies and bittersweet love found in unexpected places. Truly exceptional! I did not want this to end!” —Kristen Callihan, bestselling author of FIRELIGHT

“A thrilling, original romance with the right mix of danger and desire.”—Zöe Archer, award-winning author of SWEET REVENGE

“Stone isn’t afraid to bring on the heat in this twisted tale of life on the range.” —Karina Cooper, award-winning author of TARNISHED

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Eleri Stone grew up in New Jersey, but now lives in the Midwest with her husband and their three children. A lifelong fan of fantasy, she started reading romance as an adult and was instantly captivated by the strong female protagonists, character-driven storylines and guarantee of a happy-ever-after. Writing fantasy and paranormal romance, she is the author of the Lost City Shifters series (cat shifters in the Amazon), the Twilight of the Gods series (Norse demigods in the American Midwest) and the Spellcraft series (adult high fantasy).

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Sherilee Gray's Lone Wolf's Captive Book Blast‏ with Review


Author:  Sherilee Gray
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher:   Escape Publishing!
Publication Date:  March 1, 2014

He let her father chase him off once, but this time nothing is getting in his way. 

Fletcher Stone was forced out of the pack life, and now he makes his living as a hired thug, living day-to-day without honour or commitments. Shame over his choices and his lifestyle keep him from returning to the pack to claim Delaney — the woman who holds his heart. But when a rival pack hires him to kidnap her, Fletcher takes his chance. Now he must convince her that he never wanted to leave…and reveal a betrayal that will break her heart. 

Delaney Jones has spent the last five years convinced the man she loves is dead. Nothing else would keep him from her. So when Fletcher shows up, whole, healthy, and very much alive, she’s devastated — and pissed off. He broke her heart once and he's never going to get close enough to do it again. 





Our Review 5 star read !

Wow ! Just loved it the story had a great plot with really great characters.This story was a page turner from beginning to end so much always going on to keep you fixated to turning the pages.This is a new author to me and I really enjoyed her tale.I am alway happy that  when I find a new author to read that there first book I read is a big hit with me.

I love reading about shifters especially werewolves as they are always hunky overprotective and fierce.And they mate for life making them even more attractive.

This story was about a couple who really loved each other and were destined to be mates until a jealous and vengeful and hate filled man separated them.Leaving both the couple heartbroken and unfilled.

The two main characters were really like-able and easy to relate to.I always have one character that seems to be a favorite of mine in each and every story and mine would have to be Fletcher he was a bit of a tortured sole.Fletcher was forced from his pack and from the women he loved.I found Fletcher to be quite love-able.He was fierce protective and also had many in securities that he was trying to over come.My heart went out to him a boy who grew into a man who never felt that he was loved or even worth loving.So sad you felt his pain and the sadness that surrounded him.You  saw how much he loved his destined mate Delaney and that he constantly ached for and missed her as he never stopped loving her even after he was forced to leave his pack.Fletcher is forced to confront all is insecurities  when a rival packs leader now wants what he considers his.

Fletcher is made some tough life choices and he will need all the strength courage and the love he possesses to win back the women he loves and abandoned so many years ago.Now forced to confront his past and protect his mate from harm he must become the man he always wanted to be or all will be lost.

Delaney had a feisty personality she was fierce loyal protective of the people she loved as well as smart and sexy.Delaney has loved Fletcher will all  her heart and losing him she has always ever known pain and suffering. I really felt Delaney's torn feelings for Fletcher she still loves him but also hates him.The separation for Delaney was even worse because she thought that her mate must be dead as he has been missing for years and has not returned to her .

One of my favorite scenes of the book is what Fletcher does to Delaney to get her to calm down enough to talk to him.I never expected the fierceness that comes from her.In some ways she seemed timid and naive but, turned out to be fierce as any lion.

I was rooting for this couple from the very beginning wanting a happily ever after.I loved there sad tale that lead them to be estranged and then re-united.May love conquer all ! Let both of them be strong enough to fight for there love and destroy there enemies even if that means removing those who have always held your heart.

Another great read with a fast paced plot filled with danger and deceit.The plot was so engaging it kept me turning the pages into the we hours of the morning just to finish.Just got to love books like that.

A Recommended read to all of those who love reading about shape-shifter werewolves and star crossed lovers.Looking forward to seeing  the stories to come from the imagination of this author.

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Sherilee Gray’s always had a big (some may say warped) imagination and as a kid scared herself conjuring up tales full of terrifying creatures. All grown up, she still has the big imagination and monsters in her stories… only now they’re chasing their happily ever after. Based in beautiful New Zealand with her extremely supportive husband and their two children, she spends her time writing, hoarding books, and eating copious amounts of chocolate.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Dark Hope H D Smith

The Devil’s Assistant, Book 1 
Publication Date:  March 3, 2014

Loving a demon isn’t the end of the world—losing him is.

Claire, the Devil’s assistant, knows very little about the world she was dropped into five years ago, when she inherited her mother’s unpaid debt to the Demon King. She certainly didn’t expect to be a contender for the Fallen Queen’s throne, a target for the Druid King’s mafia, or a suspect in the murder of Junior, the Devil’s oldest hell spawn.

In a last ditch effort to save her life and get out of her deal with the Devil, she sets out to solve Junior’s murder only to be taken prisoner by the four most dangerous immortal hell spawn alive.

Not to be out done, the Pagan Queen Mab, claims Claire for entering her realm uninvited. She has an old debt to settle with her brother the Devil. Taking Claire from him after losing her years ago is just icing on the cake.

Will Claire win her freedom, and save herself from the Devil? Or be trapped by Mab forever?

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HD Smith has been writing as a hobby for over ten years. DARK HOPE is her first traditionally published full length novel. She has previously self-published two middle grade novellas in ebook format. She is a software developer by day, working for an awesome cruise line in Celebration, FL.

HD grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997. She has Computer Science degrees from Clemson University (CS) and Florida Institute of Technology (MS). Her other hobbies include painting and screen printing. She enjoys creating t- shirts inspired by the places in her books. For more information, visit HD’s website at


Blog Tour for Fighting For Love by LP Dover

Title: Fighting For Love
Author: LP Dover    
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 9th, 2014

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Synopsis:Fighting for someone’s heart is more challenging than fighting for a title.
For a time, many years ago, love had grown, love was made, and in the end … love was lost. The decision to leave had been the worst mistake Shelby Dawson could have ever made. However, at the time—ten years ago—she felt her secret needed to stay hidden, even if it broke her heart and the heart of the man she loved. Back then, he was all hers and she was all his, but now things have changed and he isn’t the same guy she knew.
He happens to be the well-known MMA Heavyweight champion and famous bad boy, Matt ‘The Destroyer’ Reynolds, who once before struggled to help his family pay the bills. Now, he has money flowing with each undefeated win and an insurmountable number of women filling his bed. Everything is perfect for the illustrious fighter, until one day it all changes. In walks the girl from his past, the same girl who promised to stick by him but left and never looked back.

Their second chance to make things right will not come easy, for when one mistake is made an unwelcome consequence soon follows. Someone out there wants to rip them apart and they won’t stop until Matt and Shelby pay the ultimate price … their love.

USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse.
Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy — someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends — Trevor, Yi, and Carlos — to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure.
When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan’s book should have the word “sex” in the title.
With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.
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Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he tried to create a bachelor’s degree in Women. With the bachelor portion of that degree in hand, he settled in New York City but – to afford renting his bed-sized studio – found himself flirting mostly with a computer screen and stacks of documents. Determined not to die a corporate drone, Zack decided to sacrifice sleep for screenwriting, an active social life, and Internet startups offering temporary billion-dollar fantasies.
To feed his steady diet of NYC nightlife, he regularly crashed VIP parties in the early 2000s and twice bumped into his burgeoning crush, a Hollywood starlet. But – much to Zack’s surprise – neither of those awkward conversations led to marriage with the A-list actress. Zack eventually consoled himself by imagining fiascoes far worse than those involving his celebrity crush. In the process, he dreamed up a motley gang of five men inspired by some of his college friends and quirky work colleagues. And thus was born Sex in the Title. But the novel is not autobiographical: Zack never had his third leg attacked by any mammal (nor by any plant, for that matter). In fact, keeping his member safe has been one of Zack’s lifelong goals – and one of the few that he’s managed to accomplish.
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