SOUL TAKEN Trailer reveal, by Katlyn Duncan

Thanks to Rockstar Book Tours I get to reveal an awesome trailer for author, Katlyn Duncan.  The book sounds amazing and one I can’t wait to read!

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SOUL TAKEN (The Life After #1) by Katlyn Duncan
Release date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Carina UK

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Description:

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

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Katlyn Duncan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

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THE EXCERPT

A suffocating heat pressed all points of my soul. Even though I hadn’t breathed in a hundred years, I felt the need to inhale, yet I couldn’t. A fire burned in my chest.
I attempted to open my eyes, to move one finger, a toe maybe, but the pressure immobilized my body. The burning sensation tore through me over and over until I had just about given up the fight.
But, just as quickly as the pressure came, it lifted, bringing a seemingly endless barrage of images. I was experiencing someone else’s memories, as if I took a back seat in her mind and watched her life flash before our eyes. I caught her image in a mirror, a small golden-haired girl.

Ally?

I tried to slow the images or possibly make sense of them but, just as I grabbed a hold on one of them, it slipped through my fingers and moved onto the next. I followed this girl through all the moments of her life as her memories flashed before my eyes.

Darker emotions overlapped the girl’s happy memories. I saw a young red-haired girl in an old-fashioned dress; her demure eyes looked back at me. Jealousy flared through me. My heart squeezed, watching this girl who was not part of Ally’s memories. A rush of energy pumped through my body; the power touched every fiber of my soul. Then the vision dissolved and I was forced back to experiencing

Ally.

Was I dreaming?

Souls didn’t dream. I told myself firmly.

The visions started to slow and I was able to focus on one.
I had to tell them, even though Dad said I couldn’t. But in a week I wouldn’t be the same girl. Or would I? I still wasn’t clear on everything. Becoming a Guard: it was my life’s mission, he had said. A life that was no longer my own. Would it be easier to let this life slip away? I would regret each day if I didn’t. Maybe I would start with Seth. Sweet Seth. He’d be crushed, but someone would take my place. Dad had said something about people—humans— was I not human? Humans were drawn to those like me. Maybe Seth only liked me because I was different, unexplainably different.

I ripped the paper off the coffee sleeve. It was now or never.

THE TRAILER

THE GIVEAWAY

The giveaway is for one Kindle eBook copy of SOUL TAKEN to anyone who can accept Kindle eBook gifts from the Amazon US store.

It is a blast-wide giveaway via shared Rafflecopter.

There will be ONE winner.

Only a mandatory entry is to leave a comment. Extra entry opportunities to follow the author on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway, which can be done daily.

CLICK HERE FOR RAFFLECOPTER ENTRY

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Giveaway from Mia Hoddell, author of Deadly to Love

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by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
ASIN:  B00BDQ3QGA
ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9

Blurb
The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.

Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.

His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.

Buy Links: Amazon | Lulu (paperback)

Praise:

“I couldn’t put it down. So I finished it last night and all I can say is WOW! This book was amazing and different.” Brianna (Book Blogger)

I loved how the author took a different approach to writing a love story in modern times with the paranormal element present. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and refreshing. Marvelous!” Kathy H (Amazon Reviewer)

“I will admit I scoffed at the way it started but in the end I had fallen in love with this story…completely untraditional it was a very original idea, not to mention modern. This story had such a good plot and the story structure was sound.” Kacii – The Kooky Bookworm (Book Blogger)

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Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and loves anything paranormal. Mia always had a love of writing but never reading. She was more interested in sports and hated sitting still – despite getting three poems published before the age of sixteen. Finally though, she found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of reading which is now one of her favourite hobbies.

Mia began with poems before moving on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series ‘The Wanderer Trilogy’ and from there other ideas have emerged. With a total of nine books planned at this moment, she is busy working on her second series ‘Elemental Killers’ before moving onto the next idea on her ever growing list.

Links:  Blog |Twitter @MiaHoddell | Facebook Page |Goodreads

 Giveaway

Mia Hoddell is giving away an Amazon gift card this month only there is a slight twist: the more entries she receives the more money she will put on the gift card to giveaway! For example:

50 entries = $5
100 entries = $10
150 entries = $15
200 entries = $20
and so forth…
So if she gets 1000 entries she will give away $100, there’s no limit!

To enter all you have to do is buy or have bought Deadly to Love (it’s only $2.99 or £1.97 on Amazon). This will also unlock extra entries for you so you can earn more points by sharing the giveaway. Remember the more entries she gets the bigger the prize for you so share!

Link to giveaway

Giveaway: Mia Hoddell author of Deadly to Love

Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1)
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
ASIN:  B00BDQ3QGA
ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9

Blurb
The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.

Deadly to Love Final cover

Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.

His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.

Buy Links: Amazon | Lulu (paperback)

Praise:

“I couldn’t put it down. So I finished it last night and all I can say is WOW! This book was amazing and different.” Brianna (Book Blogger)

I loved how the author took a different approach to writing a love story in modern times with the paranormal element present. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and refreshing. Marvelous!” Kathy H (Amazon Reviewer)

“I will admit I scoffed at the way it started but in the end I had fallen in love with this story…completely untraditional it was a very original idea, not to mention modern. This story had such a good plot and the story structure was sound.” Kacii – The Kooky Bookworm (Book Blogger)

 

About the AuthorSONY DSC

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and loves anything paranormal. Mia always had a love of writing but never reading. She was more interested in sports and hated sitting still – despite getting three poems published before the age of sixteen. Finally though, she found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of reading which is now one of her favourite hobbies.

Mia began with poems before moving on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series ‘The Wanderer Trilogy’ and from there other ideas have emerged. With a total of nine books planned at this moment, she is busy working on her second series ‘Elemental Killers’ before moving onto the next idea on her ever growing list.

Links:  Blog |Twitter @MiaHoddell | Facebook Page |Goodreads

 Giveaway

Mia Hoddell is giving away an Amazon gift card this month only there is a slight twist: the more entries she receives the more money she will put on the gift card to giveaway! For example:

50 entries = $5
100 entries = $10
150 entries = $15
200 entries = $20
and so forth…
So if she gets 1000 entries she will give away $100, there’s no limit!

To enter all you have to do is buy or have bought Deadly to Love (it’s only $2.99 or £1.97 on Amazon). This will also unlock extra entries for you so you can earn more points by sharing the giveaway. Remember the more entries she gets the bigger the prize for you so share!

Link to giveaway http://miahoddell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/appreciation-month-gift-cardkindle.html

CLICK ABOVE FOR LINK TO RAFFELCOPTER GIVEAWAY

Fantastic Flying Book Club Event: Review and Dream Cast for Uniquely Unwelcome by Brandy Nacole

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Racquel is unique. The bloodlines of four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her DNA.  She has never craved attention. She just wants to be able to live as normal life as she can. But she’s about to find that even though she’s uniquely unwelcome wherever she goes, her abilities also make her the best chance the Shadow World has to stop a threat to all the Shadow races.

Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings.  Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.

As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination.  Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her.  Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.

But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?  AMAZON      BOOK DEPOSITORY

My Review:62aa29d829ce72ef722aeb1814116324[1] (2)

I love this book cover and the name of the book.  This story is chock full of vampires, witches, shape shifters, fairies, werewolves and even a leprechaun or two.  This is also book One in the Shadow World Series.  I was instantly connected to the heroine, Raquel.  Have you ever felt like you haven’t belonged? Isolated from your peers for whatever reason?  Well Raquel has been shunned by her peers and even complete strangers her whole life.  Learning of the horrible life she’s had to endure being shunned by the whole paranormal community and the isolation she’s been forced into was heart breaking.  She has no one to talk to, can trust no one, and the vampire community only wants to conduct painful experiments on her.  Such a sad life and yet when her half sister and others of the paranormal community come up missing, she’s thrust into an unwanted leadership role to search for the missing and bring down the kidnappers.  Raquel has to decide if she can start to trust the very people that have shunned her, her whole life. Or will she turn her back on the help offered and enter this terrifying mission alone?   She’s also plagued by gut wrenching nightmares.  I loved the vivid images that Brandy Nacole paints whether describing a fight scene, nightmares, or characters in the book.  The action and mystery surrounding the story kept me turning the pages.  There’s also plenty of love connections too.  Maybe even a love triangle *grins*.  I couldn’t put the book down and can’t wait for the next installment.

AUTHOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.

She is the author of The Shadow World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series.

 Website  Facebook  Twitter  Goodreads:  Pinterest  BrandyNacole’s blog

MY DREAM CAST:

1. Grey Damon as Ethan – werewolf and love interest to Dayana

2. Julia Voth as Racquel-heroine, part witch, were, vampire, and shapeshifter.

3.  Alexandra Daddario as Dayana witch and love interest to Ethan.

4. Xavier Samuel as Coy – human and vampire blood slave.

6. Ariel Winter as Addie – Racquel’s sister/witch.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY:  What did you think of the dream cast?

GIVEAWAY 

Details: (1) signed paperback of Uniquely Unwelcome, (2) ebooks of Uniquely Unwelcome and the sequel Blood Burdens (2) ebooks of Broken Faith.

There’ll be 5 winners. 1st place: (1) signed paperback of Uniquely Unwelcome. 2nd and 3rd place: (1) ebook of Uniquely Unwelcome and the sequel Blood Burdens. 4th and 5th place: (1) ebook of Broken Faith.

THE GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL

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HERE IS THE REST OF THE BRANDY NACOLE TOUR:
UNIQUELY UNWELCOME
July 22nd:
Wicca Witch 4 BookBlog -> Review + Interview
July 23rd:
After Dark Rendezvous -> Review + Dream Cast
Peace, Love and Fangirl -> Review + Q&A
July 24th:
Ladybug Literature -> Review + Excerpt
A Reading Nurse -> Review
Lili Lost In A Book -> Review
July 25th:
Home Of A Book Lover -> Review + Dream Cast
Mary Had a Little Book Blog -> Review + Excerpt
Book2Buzz -> Review + Dream Cast
BROKEN FAITH
July 26th:
Wicca Witch 4 BookBlog -> Review + Q&A  (Spotlight)
July 29th:
Mary Had a Little Book Blog -> Review + Dream Cast
Peace, Love and Fangirl -> Review + Interview
July 30th:
Book2Buzz -> Review + Excerpt
A Reading Nurse -> Review + Guest Post
Young Adult BookAddict -> Excerpt
July 31th:
Home Of A Book Lover -> Review + Dream Cast
All In One Place -> Double Review
Lili Lost In A Book -> Review + Guest Post
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10 Questions with Author Tess Black

interviewI was lucky enough to get a chance to interview one of my favorite new authors, Tess Black.  She released her first book this year, Heart and Soul, which I read – and when I say read I mean I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.  We have a lot in common too, she writes about hot elves and I love to read about hot elves!!

Trina: What are you working on currently?

Tess: I am working on book two of the Solaria Trilogy (Tolan’s story) and an untitled contemporary romance (something I thought I would never do.) I am a slow writer.

Trina: Who have been your greatest influences in becoming a writer?

Tess: LaVerne Thompson, J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and several friends who have become published authors.

Trina: Who is your biggest cheerleader?

Tess: I have a few friends who support my writing and they also give me a swift kick in the ass when needed.

Trina: Do you like to listen to music when you write and if so can you tell us what you were listening to? If you don’t like music do you have a special writing process?

Tess: I love music, but I do not like any external sounds, other than the tapping on my keyboard, while I write. It distracts me. I don’t have a special writing process other than to NOT have FB on, to have silence in the house, visualize my scene, and then just type.

Trina: If Heart and Soul were made into a movie who would you pick to play Caelan and Greer?

Tess: This may sound odd because most authors have a visual for their characters, but there isn’t really anyone I’ve come across who are my ideal Caelan and Greer.

Trina: Do you have any pets, if not do you have a favorite pet from childhood?

Tess: I have a dog, Lucky, and four cats; Molly, Daisy, Zoey, and KiKi. Yes, I am a crazy cat lady.

Trina: What made you become a writer?

Tess: I’ve always wanted to write stories and have them published but didn’t have the time. I dabbled in roleplay/storytelling for a couple of years. Then I was asked if I would like to write a short story for an anthology that didn’t happen, so the publisher took it on its own.

Trina: When you’re not writing do you have any hobbies you’d like to share?

Tess: I mostly read in my spare time. I also like to travel, New Orleans being a fave spot.

Trina: What’s your favorite book and why?

Tess: I read so many awesome books that I can’t pinpoint a favorite, although I have a soft spot for ‘Seize the Night’ by Sherrilyn Kenyon from her Dark Hunter series.

Trina: Who are you reading right now?

Tess: I just finished MacRieve by Kresley Cole. Loved it!

Thank you so much for the interview Tess, and I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Solaria Trilogy!!  Please check out the first installment:

Heart And Soul by Tess Black

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Blurb: What would you do if you were given a second chance at life and love?

On a mission to rid herself of her engagement ring, jilted attorney, Greer Ivers, loses control of her vehicle in a freak snowstorm. She finds herself awakening to a mind-blowing world and in the arms of a handsome man. The intriguing Caelan Virilion, a hidden witness to the tragedy from another plane of existence, discovers himself in an unacceptable situation. Spending a few days together in Caelan’s world draws them closer in more ways than one and feelings they are fated surface in the heat between them. With only a few days until she must return, will they recognize risks are worth taking for true love?

About the author: Tess Black was born in Massachusetts and now resides in a small Midwestern town. After spending many years as a stay-at-home mom for two lovely daughters, she has now found the perfect time to start her writing career.

Previously an avid reader of most genres, particularly fantasy, she was surprised when several years ago a new friend suggested a book series from a genre she was unfamiliar with, Paranormal Romance. (Shout out to Kiwi!) The rest is history! Although she still occasionally reads normal fiction, her love of paranormal romances, the edgier the better, has grown into an obsession.

She is currently working on Book Two of the Solaria Trilogy; Tolan’s story and writes for an interactive storytelling website, www.rpworldgroup.org.

Most days you can find Tess’ physical body sitting with her Nook Tablet in hand or in front of her computer typing away; her mind, though, is off somewhere in an imaginary world.

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FANTASTIC Cover Reveal: Creatura by Nely Cab

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COMING AUGUST 6, 2013
  • Title: Creatura
  • Author: Nely Cab
  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Nely Cab
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1489589554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1489589552
  • This Title is Available for Pre-order on Amazon

CREATURA

 

 +++Isn’t this fantastic?+++

BLURB:
 
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

AUTHOR

AUTHOR BIO:

Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled “Creatura”.Last year, the rights to “Creatura” were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.
Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series “Creatura”.
 
LINKS to follow Nely:

Website                    FB Book Page            FB Author Page        Twitter                      Goodreads                 Blog                            Google+                     Amazon Page           

 RAFFELCOPTER GIVEAWAY

Booklovin’ Blog Hop Giveaway- Time Trap by Micah Caida

As part of the Booklovin’ Blog Hop we are giving away an autographed book of Time Trap by Micah Caida.  Please enter the form below, your name and email address, and follow my blog. (winner will be contacted via email and will have to supply mailing address to receive the book.)

 

BLURB:

Her memory is blank.  Her future’s in question.  Her power is dangerous.

Waking up in an unknown world, Rayen learns only that she’s seventeen and is hunted by a sentient beast.  Terrified that she may never learn who she really is or find her way back to her home, she’s captured in a land that is at times familiar even if the people and the structures seem alien.  When local law enforcement delivers her to a private school, she’s labeled as a Native American runaway, and Rayen discovers a secret with deadly repercussions.  Forced into an unlikely alliance with a computer savvy street punk and a gifted oddball girl to save their world – and the future – Rayen finds the key to an identity that no girl would want and a strange seventeen-year-old boy who is as deadly as he is attractive.

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MY REVIEW:

I found this story to be  enchanting and full of suspense.  Every page continued to unravel the mystery of our teenage heroine, Rayen, and her unlikely companions.  If you enjoy YA books this story will satisfy your craving for chilling adventures.

bloglovinbloghopheaderAs most of you know, Google Reader is ending soon and GFC will most likely be going as well so Bloglovin’ is going to be the best place to follow and read all of your favorite blogs! In celebration of this, Book2Buzz and all my bloggy friends have decided to do a month long blog hop called the Booklovin’ Blog Hop! Within this hop there are going to be tons, say it again, TONS of  books reviews, spotlights, interviews and plenty of chances to WIN, WIN, WIN books from the following genres: dystopian, fantasy, and YA!