Showing posts from April, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Seal of Surrender by Traci Douglass

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Traci Douglass here today sharing a playlist by her characters from Seal of Surrender (stellar choices I might add!). Happy reading!
A Scion Battle-Preparation Playlist
Several readers have asked me what songs are the Scion warriors favorites before a fight. Since they are all so different, no one could agree on just one song to pick as a theme for the entire group. Typical men.

So, I was able to catch them all together before a mission and get a favorite song from each of the warriors, a theme song they each use to get geared up to battle ultimate evil.

Here are their picks…

1. Xander – Guns ‘N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle

2. Kagan – Drowning Pool – Bodies

3. Chago – Rob Zombie – Dragula

4. Wyck – Muse - Uprising

5. Luth…

BOOK TOUR: The Goddess Series by MW Muse

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I have MW Muse here today talking about her Goddess Series and giving away LOTS of goodies! Let's give her a warm welcome! :-)
Hi, ya’ll! I want to thank the peeps with Buffy's Ramblings for having me here today. :) This is my first official tour celebrating the books in this series since I’ve been so busy trying to get these out as quickly as I can, so I’m going to make it worth your time to join in the fun.

The Goddess Series is about a teenage girl who discovers on her seventeenth birthday that her mother hadn’t died all those years ago, but that she is actually a Greek Goddess and Legacy is changing into one, too. Each book in this series follows Legacy through obstacles she experiences over the next year of her life, leading up to her eighteenth birthday and her final ascension...or supposed ascension. Along the way she is discovers love, betrayal, heartache, friendship, and ans…

REVIEW: Unraveled by SX Bradley

Summary:Sixteen year old math whiz, Autumn, spends her days reading about serial killers and dreaming of becoming an FBI Profiler. She never dreams her first case will be so personal. Her world is shattered when she comes home from school and discovers her murdered sister’s body on the living room floor. When the initial evidence points to a burglary gone wrong, Autumn challenges the police’s theory because of the personal nature of the crime. Thinking that finding the killer will bring her family back together, she conducts her own investigation using her affinity for math and forensics, but her plan backfires and her obsession with the case further splinters her family. When her investigation reveals the killer is someone she knows, Autumn offers herself up as bait and sets a dangerous trap to unmask his true nature and to obtain a confession for her sister’s murder.
Title:  Unraveled
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  SX Bradley
Approximate Book Length:  276 Pages
Recommended Reader…

BLOG TOUR: More Than Friends by Jessica Jayne

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Jessica Jayne here interviewing Brian Hamilton from her book More Than Friends. Let's give her a warm welcome!
I’d like to take a moment to thank Buffy Kennedy at Buffy’s Ramblings for having me as a guest blogger. This is my first virtual book blog tour. Though I’ve been writing in most of my life, More Than Friends is my first published piece of fiction. It is a novella published by Cobblestone Press, LLC. I admit I had to ask a few questions about what this virtual book tour stuff was all about, but now that I know, I am more than thrilled to be here! It’s fun to meet new people and introduce them to my stories. But enough about me…

JJ: Today, I’d like to welcome Brian Hamilton from More Than Friends. Brian, thanks for taking the time to join us today.

Brian: Thanks for having me. It’s my first interview since More Than Friends, so I’m kind of excited.

JJ: Tell us a little abo…

BLOG TOUR: Saskia Trilogy by Aoife Marie Sheridan

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm promoting the Saskia Trilogy today while the author, Aoife Marie Sheridan, shares some character profiles. Welcome!
Character Profiles from Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia trilogy) by Aoife Marie Sheridan
Name: Mirium
Age: 500 years old (Immortal)
Eye colour: Grey
Hair: White (Long)
Height: 6 foot 3 inches
Build: Medium

Job: Oracle, Watcher over the fallen angles, protector of Sarajane.
Associated Action: Brewing tea for injuries
Skills or abilities: See future, past and present events. (Selective)
Time travel only when a higher power permits it.
See through people for what they really are.

Parents, brother and sister deceased (Burnt alive)
Sister: Verona only survivor of Mirium’s family

Name: Tristan
Age: 107 years old (Immortal)
Eye colour: Green
Hair: Black (shoulder length)
Height: 6 foot 1 inch
Build: Broad

Job: Guardian of King Morrick.
Associated Action: Temper
Skills or abilities: Fire…

BLOG TOUR: Fallen Ruler by Eleanor T Beaty

Thanks to FMB Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I have Eleanor T. Beaty, author of Fallen Ruler here today. Welcome!
Andrea, the character vs. the inspiration.
I based Andrea, Lya’s older sister, on a childhood friend. I did exaggerate a bit of her meanness but not too much. Her role, as a secondary character, was meant to contrast Lya’s kindness. I intended Andrea to be extremely dislikable, but many readers have reacted warmly towards her. Concerned even. An unexpected reaction, but a welcome one. This childhood friend of mine was a year older than me, and I was fascinated by her. For the sake of this blog, I will call her Mary.

Mary was my alter ego. I was shy, she wasn’t. I never lied, she always did and so on… that should be enough to get an idea of how opposite we were. Even physically. I was tall and thin, she was short and curvy. What we did have in common was; complicated parents of foreign origin, the same school and the tendency to get i…

BLOG TOUR: An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Elise Sax sharing some matchmaking letters. Welcome and happy reading!
Grandma Zelda loves to give matchmaking advice. Why shouldn’t she? She the most successful matchmaker the town of Cannes has ever seen, and she knows things that can’t be known. Her granddaughter Gladie wishes she would have half the talent of her grandmother. Here is an example of Zelda’s relationship advice:

Dear Zelda,

My daughter is finally going to start dating, again, after getting divorced last year. I offered to take her shopping for a new outfit for her first date, but she says she’s just going to wear something comfortable. I want her to look nice, but she says if she feels comfortable, she will be more attractive than if she was wearing something fancy. How do I convince her to let me dress her?


Dear Julie,

First of all, I want you to know that you are completely right. No man in the history of the…

BLOG TOUR: Infinity by Sedona Venez

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Sedona Venez here with her playlist for Infinity. Welcome!
Infinity (Valkyries: Soaring Raven) – Playlist
Kelly Clarkson – “Dark Side”
David Guetta & Sia – “Titanium”
Mariah Carey – “Up Out My Face”
No Doubt – “It’s My Life”
Nicki Minaj – “Pound the Alarm”
Britney Spears – “Toxic”
Chris Brown – “Don't Judge Me”
Adele – “Set Fire To The Rain”
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Usher – “Scream”
Jay Z & Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”
Britney Spears – “Stronger”
Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”
Beyonce – “Love On Top”

About the Author Sedona Venez writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy romance, and science fiction romance. She lives in the North East in the city that never sleeps.

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Infinity discovers a dark secret from her past that rocks everything she knows to be true.

A troubled 22-year-old superstar si…

NEW RELEASE: A Matter of Fate by Ellie Heller

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blitz. Happy release day to A Matter of Fate by Ellie Heller!

Someone is setting death-spells targeting mortals and elf blood alike. With her mentor out of commission, it’s up to half-trained Warder Mona Lisa Kubrek to stop the magic. Despite being told repeatedly her job is to nullify spells and not go after the source, too many people are at risk for her to not track the spell-caster down. Even meeting a sexy half-elf shifter won’t distract her from her goal.

Except Cart Dupree is fully trained and has the team to search for the evildoer, so she’d be stupid to not use his expertise. Stupid is something she can’t afford to be, not with her enemy’s henchmen after her. Later she’ll deal with Cart and his questions about her special abilities and the non-standard training her mentor has given her. Right now, they need to unravel where the magician is, and who he is, before he builds enough power to decimate …

BLOG TOUR: Blizzard by Taryn Kincaid

Thanks to FMB Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Taryn Kincaid's Blizzard. Happy reading!
Recap:Mandy ditches her work convention early in hopes of beating the incoming blizzard home to her family, but she doesn’t win the race and the storm forces her off the road into a rest stop. Suddenly getting stranded doesn’t seem so bad when she meets another refugee of the storm and attraction is instant and hot. Jack is intrigued by Mandy’s proposition, but the wedding band on her finger gives him pause. Will they give in to the blazing chemistry they share?
Title:  Blizzard
Series:  The Edge
Book #: N/A
Author:  Taryn Kincaid
Approximate Book Length:  23 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:The beginning of this one was a little uncomfortable at first, but as they heat up, you totally get into it! The story is somewhat predictable, but I really didn’t care. Jack is a nice guy trying to he…

BLOG TOUR: Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

Thanks to I Read Indie for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Shelly Crane's Wide Awake. Happy reading!
Summary:A girl. A coma. A life she can't remember. When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital. Will she ever feel like she recogniz…

REVIEW: Slayer for Hire by PE Cunningham

Summary:Nineteen-year-old Billie Eshleman loves the TV show Slayer for Hire, and has a major fangirl crush on its hunky star, Dylan Garber. When the show comes to her home town to film a movie version, it’s her greatest dream come true. Unfortunately, she’s not the only fan trying to crash the set. A real vampire has fixated on the fictitious “slayer,” and is determined to make Dylan her mate—like, for the rest of eternity. With help from Dylan’s co-star, Matt—an actor with vampire-related secrets of his own—it’s up to Billie to keep her idol from joining the ranks of the undead long enough to finish the movie. And, incidentally, keep herself alive in the process.
Title:  Slayer For Hire
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  PE Cunningham
Approximate Book Length:  205 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  13+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:It took me a while to get into this book, because the beginning is painfully awkward and embarrassing. Billie is a hardcore fangirl and it made her have moment…

BLOG TOUR: 24 Bones by Michael F. Stewart

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have the author of 24 Bones, Michael F. Stewart, here talking about writing. Welcome!
Writing Exotic Locales
So you want to give your writing a little extra flair, or perhaps you're penning an international thriller; whatever your reasons, you need to research your setting. More than that, you need to give your work an air of verisimilitude. Go for it. Travel research is worth the effort, both for your book and for personal enjoyment. I get more out of travel for writing than I do for personal reasons. The main reason is the research that I do before I even set foot on a plane. I researched 24 BONES for several months before I traveled to Egypt. It made the experience very rich indeed.

The more you know about a locale before you travel there, the more you’ll get out of it.

You can learn a lot from Google though. Seriously, between soundscapes, images, video, recipes--to give a sense of ta…