Boone Brux: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality #1)

BBI love, love, love, love, love this book!! As a reader I am head over heels TEE-OAT-ALLY a Paranormal Romance FREAK!   When I’m not binging on J.R. Ward’s the Brothers or Angels, or totally engrossed in a Dark Hunter treat I’m always looking for something fresh.  And this Grim Reality series from Boone Brux is just what I crave.

This grim reaper story starts totally sad with the recent widow/mom/homemaker, Lisa Carron.   All she wanted was a sugar fix from a yummy super delicious fountain drink at a local convenience store in ALASKA (brrrrr).  But no, her world gets flipped upside down when she witnesses a murder, then some freaky ghostness and a super hot grim reaper with a even hotter tush.  Then things get even weirder. You can really relate to Lisa, she’s not perfect, and life’s dealt her some harsh doses lately.

There were moments throughout the story that I awwwed, laughed and awwwwed again.  I don’t like to give away too much stuff but if you enjoy comedy, cuteness, and a dash of snark this won’t disappoint!

I was lucky to get a signed book from this super cool author while I was at Coastal Magic Con in Daytona Beach, Florida this past February.  To Catch Her Death was super easy/quick to read, the pages just flew by.  I can’t wait to read the next one, Styx & Stoned (Grim Reality #2) .

I have to add I love this cover too, the little touches of Grim here and there are perfect.

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Devious Minds by Collen Helme

Devious Minds 

(A Shelby Nichols Adventure Series #8)

by Colleen Helme



Blurb: 

It’s been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she’s faced one problem after another. She’s been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she’s trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. Sounds easy, right? But nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to Shelby Nichols.

When special agent, Blake Beauchaine, shows up to collect a debt from Shelby, things get even more complicated, and Shelby is soon on her way to Paris. A routine meeting with a rogue agent reveals a sinister plot, putting Shelby into the cross-hairs of a known terrorist. Even worse, she doesn’t speak French, so it seems her mind-reading abilities won’t help her this time.

Things go from bad to downright dangerous for Shelby, especially since her usual guardians, Uncle Joey, and his hit-man, Ramos, are back in the states. Lost and on her own in the streets of Paris, can Shelby escape the cold-blooded killer in time to stop his devious plans, or will this be the end of the line for Shelby Nichols?

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My mouth watered at the thought of chocolate, and I eagerly followed him into another maze of buildings and cobbled streets. We passed a few outdoor cafés before Blake stopped at the one he wanted. We sat outside, even though it wasn’t real warm, and ordered lunch. My order of a buckwheat galette filled with ham, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms seemed to melt in my mouth.

 

After finishing up and, after a quick restroom break, we left for the chocolate store. On the way, we passed the real, honest-to-goodness, Louis Vuitton shop. I swallowed and glanced inside at all those expensive and non-knock-off handbags. Blake slowed down and studied me. He was thinking I had that glazed look of a woman just about to spend more money on a purse than it was worth.

 

That settled me down some, and I snapped my mouth shut. Letting out a breath, I caught up with him. He shook his head at me, and I only looked back once before we continued on. Several twists and turns later, we came upon another shop with a sign above it that read “Henri Le Roux Chocolatier et Caramélier.”

 

I understood the chocolatier part pretty fast and eagerly stepped inside. All the chocolates were displayed behind the glass case just like jewelry in a jewelry store, and I took my time looking at them all. A young woman came out to help us, and Blake spoke to her in French, so I didn’t know what they said. She got out a box and wrapped it up, then handed it to him.

 

“For you madam?” she asked.

 

“I don’t know,” I admitted.

 

“What do you like?”

 

“Chocolate covered marshmallows,” I replied.

 

“Ah… I have just the thing.” She left and came back with a circular shaped plastic container with lots of square chocolates inside. “These are chocolate outside, and inside is a tender cocoa marshmallow heart. You will love it.”

 

“Oh, thank you… uh… merci beaucoup… très bien!”

 

“De rien,” she said with a smile.

 

While Blake paid for the chocolates, I couldn’t wait to try a piece and opened the container. I pulled out a square and carefully placed it on my tongue, then closed my mouth around it. As the chocolate flavor burst along my taste buds, I tried not to moan, but I did anyway. Next came the sweet marshmallow center, which sort of melted in my mouth. It was the most perfect chocolate-covered marshmallow I’d ever tasted in my life.

 

“Come on, Shelby.” Blake steered me out of the shop and checked his watch. “We have just enough time to see the Eiffel Tower, but we’ll have to take the metro. There’s a station this way.”

 

I followed him in a daze. I didn’t know if it was the jet lag finally catching up, or the excitement of being in Paris, or all of that chocolatey goodness. I only knew that if magic existed, this was how it felt. We came to a stairway with a railing around it and a metro sign posted above. Several kiosks lined the wall at the bottom of the stairs. Blake inserted his credit card into a kiosk and tapped on the screen until several tickets came out. He handed me half of them.

 

“Keep these for later.”

 

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About The Author

 

As the author of the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I dared to be.” Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby’s adventures. “I love getting Shelby into trouble… I just don’t always know how to get her out of it!” Colleen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family. Besides writing, she loves a good book, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.

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Review: Corruption of the Soul by J. L. Vallance, A Guild Series Novella

Young beautiful couple is lying on the bad face to face. Top view, close up

“Love conquers all–but sometimes, it destroys everything you are.”

It’s a story that’s been told since the dawn of time.
Boy meets girl.
They fall madly in love, for happiness is written in the stars.
Their one true fate is to have happily ever after at their fingertips.
But what if it’s not?
What if every chance encounter is really a carefully orchestrated meeting
pushing you toward a greater purpose? A purpose that you’ve spent your entire existence fighting against?
Boy meets girl.
They fall madly in love.
But they’ll never come close to happily ever after,
for pain and devastation is what is truly written as their destiny.
All he wants is to feel power and all she wants is to feel complete.
Together, Aedan and Evangeline create a love big enough to bring about the destruction of Humanity, as well as themselves.

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Into the Fire BLOG TOUR, author Jodi McIsaac

Into the Fire by Jodi McIsaac
on Nov. 12, 2013
Series: The Thin Veil #2
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INTO THE FIRE

Cedar McLeod would like nothing more than to return to Tír na nÓg, help rebuild the mythical kingdom, and start a new life for herself and her daughter, Eden. But peace is isn’t what Cedar finds after being reunited with her little girl.

Nuala—who kidnapped and terrorized Eden in her previous bid for power—has returned and is making a persuasive claim for the vacant throne. The devastation such a ruler would bring upon both the kingdom and the human world is unthinkable. With no one else to stake a convincing counter-claim, Cedar steps forward . . . but first she must prove her worth beyond a doubt.

Her opportunity comes when she is charged with finding an ancient treasure, the Stone of Destiny, and returning it to its rightful home. It is a quest that will lead her to question her beliefs, and push her loyalties to their limits. If she succeeds, Cedar could grant her new world and her new family a chance to flourish again. If not . . . destruction may be the only path ahead.

Into the Fire, the second book in the Thin Veil series, is a captivating blend of Celtic myth, mystery, and adventure that delves deeper into the ancient world first explored in Through the Door.

THROUGH THE DOOR:

Blurb:
It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines.

But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes.

Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in her heart…or lose everything to an ancient evil.

The first in the Thin Veil series, Through the Door is a pulse-pounding adventure that takes readers across the globe and deep into the hidden realms of Celtic lore.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  JODI MCISAAC

Hello! I’m the author of THROUGH THE DOOR, the first book in the Celtic urban fantasy series The Thin Veil. Book #2, INTO THE FIRE, is being released November 12, 2013.

I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada. After stints as a short-track speed skater, a speechwriter, and fundraising and marketing executive in the nonprofit sector, I started a boutique copywriting agency and began writing novels in the wee hours of the morning. I currently live with my husband and two feisty daughters in Calgary, Alberta.

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THROUGH THE DOOR:

First I have to remark what a beautiful cover this is, just stunning!  Personally, I have always been interested in anything Celtic related so I was anxious to find out how this story played out.  Through the Door did a perfect job of combining myths of Tir na nog, and ancient druid magic.

Through the Door was a powerful story, it gripped me from the first chapter. The vivid scenes from the “portals” that the child, Eden, created were fascinating.  The struggle of Cedar, trying to comprehend this new world of magic she never knew existed, the many betrayals and deceit from loved ones; all that would probably drive me crazy.  But Cedar is a strong female and she will do anything to find her daughter.   I won’t say who captured Eden, but I sure would like to slap that selfish SOB into the netherworld!

I also loved the mystery surrounding Finn, Cedar’s lost love.  It killed me waiting to find out anything I could about him and his sudden disappearance.

Through the Door also involves mermaids and leprechauns which I absolutely adore it when authors combine more than one type of “fae species” in a story.

Not everyone in Through the Door gets their HEA – but that’s what makes it so interesting with the many plot twists in the story.  It left me guessing till the very end exactly who would win this good versus evil tug of war.

INTO THE FIRE:

Again another gorgeous cover, absolutely love it!  The story picks up where it left off in Through The Door.  In Into the Fire we learn more about Cedar’s friend Jane, and a lot more about Finn’s family and friends.  We also get to know a very interesting new character named Liam, who gives some in site about Maeve.

It’s very interesting to watch Cedar’s daughter, Eden, grow into her powers.  She’s strong and yet vulnerable at the same time due to her age.

In Into the Fire, Cedar is put to an impossible task by the council in Tir na nog.  And of course Nuala is right there to foil everything.

Into the Fire was as intense, adventurous, and mysterious as Through the Door.

Cover Reveal: Breathless by Rachel Brookes

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Title: Breathless (Breathe #1.5)
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Expected Release: November 26, 2013
 
Synopsis
One look from Savannah Rae was all it took for Tate Connors to fall.
From the first moment he laid eyes on her, his world was irrevocably shaken. He’s willing to accept that his life will never be the same again, but when she has to leave for New York the distance becomes more than either of them expected.
Tate is left alone with not only an empty bed but also a thousand thoughts running through his head. Insecurities soar as he wonders if he could ever really be the kind of man Savannah deserves.
When the demons of his past continue to threaten the future he so desperately craves, Tate knows he has to make the ultimate choice. Risk destroying his relationship and his family with one life changing decision, or gamble on fate and hope the past stays exactly that…the past.
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Just Breathe (Breathe #1) by Rachel Brookes
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Rachel Brookes

Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys.
Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and is constantly writing.
When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends.
With her first novel, Just Breathe, was released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book became reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.

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Cover Reveal: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout

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Don’t Look Back release date: 04/15/2014

Don’t Look Back synopsis:

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

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Author Bio:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.