Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blog Tour Running in the Dark: Bessina & Trace by Inger Iversen


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covergifTitle: Running in the Dark: Bessina & Trace
Author: Inger Iversen
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: New & Young Adult
Formats: E-Book & Paperback
Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
Cover By: Eden Crane Design
Editor: Red Adept Publishing
Pages: 235 pages
Publishing Date: 19 April 2014

Trace’s job has always revolved around death. Trace is a Watcher, a position created assist to the undead to their final resting place without alerting humans of the vampire race. Whether his job is to witness the death of a fellow vampire or deal it, Trace has learned that being a Grim Reaper isn’t what he thought it would be. After years of killing, he’s ready for a new job, a new life, or to just disappear. When Bessina becomes his new target after she witnesses the death of fellow vampires Sam and Hope, Trace is ready to eliminate her—until a strange course of events turns the tables and has Trace protecting Bessina from his boss and running for his life.
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“I want you to leave with me, now,” he demanded in a quiet whisper, taking a small step towards Bessina.
She retreated farther into the room until her back hit the wall. His six-foot-four height and muscular frame commanded obedience, while his light green eyes and soft full lips demanded her undivided attention. Staring at him was taking her concentration away from her plan to escape, but she couldn’t take her eyes off of him—his golden brown hair, his light olive eyes, to his creamy white complexion that held a hint of honey from the sun. The white males on campus had never paid her any attention, and she had returned the favor. She’d never gotten a chance to marvel at their creamy complexion or to get lost in a bright green gaze. What the heck? This guy could have very well killed two people, set them on fire, and come to hurt her, and she was standing there coming to some silly realization that maybe she had missed out on a certain population of guys based on the color of their skin.
“I am not going anywhere with you,” Bessina said with the fearless spunk that was known to get her in trouble. She didn’t care if she had to fight her way out of the situation.
She wasn’t leaving with him, no matter what.

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character bios
clip_image002Bessina James
Age: 19
Origin: US
Job: Student
Bessina left home with friends to attend college in Florida. After being attacked and losing her best friend, Bessina decides to leave college and live with her aunt in Plushin’ Ohio.
clip_image004[6]Trace Seever
Age: 21
Origin: Russia
Job: Watcher for Vampire Nation
Trace is a dhampir in the Vampire Nation. Most dhampirs have chosen to become Watchers because of their ability to endure the sun.
I always listen to music when writing and I actually have several playlists on Spotify that I use.
I use Spotify to listen to music. You can listen to Running in the Dark’s soundtrack.
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1 x $15 Gift Card (Amazon)
1 x Beaded Book Thong
1 x  Signed Bookmark.
about the author
Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.
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Tour Schedule - One Week Blog Tour for Running in the Dark: Bessina & Trace by Inger Iversen from May 12 to 18, 2014.
May 12
Night Owl Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt
MHZ Book Reviews and Giveaways - Spotlight with Excerpt
A Cauldron of Books - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack, Top Ten & Playlist
The Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind - Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview 
Darkest Cravings - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack & Top Ten
Blushing Divas Book Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt
Debbie Jean's - Spotlight with Excerpt
May 13
The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl - Spotlight with Excerpt
The Phantom Paragrapher - Spotlight with Excerpt
Clarissa Wild's Blog - Spotlight with Excerpt, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
Becca Anne's Book Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast & Character Bio's
May 14
Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight with Excerpt
Our New Generation for Reading - Spotlight with Excerpt
Daydream Believer Book Blog - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's & Playlist
Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Top Ten, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
May 15
Pretty Little Pages - Spotlight with Excerpt 
Angee's After Thoughts - Spotlight with Excerpt
Live Read and Breathe - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's & Playlist
The Avid Reader - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack, & Playlist
May 16
Book Hostage - Spotlight with Excerpt
Bookaholics Blog - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Top Ten, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
Coffe Books & Art - Spotlight with Excerpt, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
Karen Swart - Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
May 17
Bibliophile Mystery - Spotlight with Excerpt
Bookworm for Kids - Spotlight with Excerpt
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
Eclipse Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt, Character Interview, Book Soundtrack & Playlist
May 18
Book Nook Nuts - Spotlight with Excerpt
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom - Spotlight with Excerpt & Top Ten
Kim's Book Blog - Spotlight with Excerpt
JeanzBookReadNReview - Spotlight with Excerpt, Author Interview, Dream Cast, Character Bio's, Book Soundtrack, Playlist

Cover Reveal for Chosen (Daughter of the Sea #3) by Kristen Day

Daughters of the Sea Book #3
By- Kristen Day
Expected Publication Date- May 27th, 2014
The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up.  Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.
After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life.  In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war.  As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point.  A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive.  In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance.
The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.

About The Author-

I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA series, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, CHOSEN, HEARKEN, PROVEN (2014).I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it – it was a poem about the color red – life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school’s poetry book. That’s when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – its okay.

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.


Cover Reveal for Ambrosia by author Sarah Daltry

young pretty kissing wedding couple against skyAmbrosia (coming June 6)
Four years. One night that was supposed to be an escape turned into four years. And now, four years is about to turn into forever.
Lily was never anything special. A perfect girl from a perfect world living an empty life. She was lost, thinking she knew who she was and what she wanted. She thought she knew love, but then there was a boy.
Jack has been through Hell. Watching his mother die – at his father’s hands – will never leave him. He had given up on living a life, figuring he would drink himself to death, if he didn’t give in to all the voices telling him to kill himself first. And then there was a girl who smelled like strawberries.
Two years have passed since Orange Blossom. Jack and Lily are only months away from their wedding and their journey is about to come to an end. Join them in the final title in the Flowering series, a story of growing up, of finding yourself, and of “blooming.”

Excerpt: savethedate
After driving for two hours and a three hour seminar session, I’m exhausted. I take out my cell to text Jack and ask if he wants to order dinner tonight, because there is no way I even have the energy to go through a drive-thru. I notice as I look at my phone that I have twenty-six texts. That’s right – twenty-six. All sent between nine this morning and noon. All from my mother. They grow increasingly frantic, as if texts just shoot directly into my brain and notify me that she has something “very important” to ask me. I wish I had never given her my number. More, I wish I had never taught her how to text, because she seems to think it’s the same thing as actually speaking, and then she gets agitated when I don’t reply.
The last one she sent is incoherent. Just a lot of random letters and punctuation. I would worry that something was actually wrong, but my dad and Jon didn’t text. If something had happened, they would have as well. Instead, it’s just endless streams of urgency from my mother.
I leave my stuff in the library and go back outside to call her. She answers almost immediately. “I have been trying to reach you all morning,” she says.
“I had class.”
“But I texted you.”
“Right, but I still had class.”
“Okay, well, two things. First, we need to confirm the DJ. Have you done that yet? Did you meet with him? Do you know what time he’s setting up?”
“I’ll call him when I get off the phone with you. Sorry. It slipped my mind.”
There is a lengthy pause. She’s trying. I keep telling myself that, because it keeps me sane. A few years ago, I would have gotten quite the tirade about forgetting to call the DJ. Instead, she’s practicing deep breathing, which she learned about in yoga. My existence has led her to yoga.
“I promise. I’ll call,” I tell her.
“Okay. The second thing is that your father wants to put down a deposit for your honeymoon this week. Gail has been checking in and we don’t have an answer for her, so you have to pick something. I don’t like having to keep making Gail wait.” Gail is the travel agent my parents use. Everyone in my parents’ life is a long-lost friend; there is no such thing as Expedia.
“Can I let you know tomorrow?”
“I suppose, but haven’t you talked about it?” she asks.
“We have, but Jack feels silly taking your money. Maybe we’ll just do a weekend away at the Cape or something.”
The deep breathing resumes. People in my mother’s life don’t do weekends away at the Cape; they own houses there.
floweringsquareOther titles in the Series (in recommended reading order, except Blue Rose can fit anywhere):
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About Sarah Daltry
Sarah Daltry is a girl who writes books. The books are in all genres, because Sarah’s not so great at committing to things. She’s happily married and she and her husband live with their cats in New England. Sarah is painfully shy and, if you are able to find her, she is probably in a corner, hiding. She has also written the urban fantasy romance, Bitter Fruits; the YA gamer geek comedy, Backward Compatible; the literary reimagining, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrockhistorical erotica, The Quiver of a Kiss; and a variety of erotica and short stories.
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