Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Day on the Of Gaea Blog Tour!

Book Info-
Of Gaea
Book #1 in the Of Legacies Series
By Victoria Escobar
Publication Date: March 20, 2013

Blurb-
Her choice will change the world.

She hated the wheelchair. Hated the way it made her feel less than what she was. Most of all she hated not being able to do all the things she used to. Ari had been a track and field star, an archery champion and an Eskrima pro. Now she was confined to a wheelchair slowly dying inside from its restraints.

Medical science wasn’t working. The tests, the drugs, the therapies were all useless and a waste of time. She was tired of wasting her time; she was tired of failure. It was time to look away from the obvious and try something unconventional.

Nothing was ever free and that included miracles. Abruptly, Ari finds herself tangled in a web of lies, questioning everything she’s ever known as truth. Never had she believed she’d be thrown headfirst into a world of good and evil, magic and Gods.

Trapped in the middle of a war she had never known existed both parties demanded her allegiance. Ari was a catalyst that could change all the rules of the Earth. But when the time comes to make a choice will she be strong enough to know right from wrong?

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16164155-of-gaea 




About the Author:
Once upon a time, long, long ago, Victoria was born in sunny Florida, except it wasn’t sunny; it was the middle of the night. Midnight actually, well, two minutes past, but she tried really hard for midnight.
​Victoria has been to twenty one schools in her lifetime. With all the continual switching around, she’s relied on her imagination for friends and books for close companions. In high school she remained apart from the whole and spent most of her time in the library either reading or writing.
​Currently, Victoria has set down roots in New York with her family. She still reads and writes every day. She finished her debut novel Of Gaea in the winter of 2012 and is working on the sequel and many other projects.

Author Links:
Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/V.Escobar.Writes
Twitter-https://twitter.com/VEscobarWrites
Goodreads-http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6370082.Victoria_Escobar
Website-http://cvescoba8.wix.com/victoriaescobar
Blog-http://vescobarwrites.blogspot.com/

Giveaway Info-

The author is giving away 1 signed print copy of ‘Of Gaea’ and a signed bookmark to the 1st prize winner. Two other winners will receive a signed bookmark. There may be more added to the giveaway. Giveaway is open to US only.

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‘Of Gaea’ by Victoria Escobar Tour Schedule

March 20th- Renee @ Reading Renee- Review, Tour Wide Giveaway
                   -Mel @ GHB - Review, Giveaway

March 21st- Shaye @ Candy Coated Book Blog-Review & Spotlight

March 22nd- Amy & KJ @ Fated Paranormals-Guest Post
                    - Julia @ As You Wish Reviews-Excerpt

March 23rd- Ann @ Rambling Voices in my Head- Review, Promo
                    -Kelli @ Kelli’s Book Reviews-Excerpt/Spotlight, Giveaway

March 24th- Brianna @ Brianna Lee Book Reviews-Top Ten Book Series
                  -Delphina @ Dephina Reads Too Much-Guest Post & Tour Wide Giveaway

March 25th- Kristina @ Ever and Ever Sight-Review, Tour Wide Giveaway
                    -Kim @ Bawaka’s Book Fair-Excerpt

March 26th- Rach @ Stressed Rach-Review
                   -Mel & Lana @ GHB-Character Interview

March 27th- Mary @ Book Nerds Across America-Review
                   -Ren @ A Little Bit of R & R-Excerpt, Tour Wide Giveaway

March 28th- Ann @ Goodreads Blog -Review, Promo
                  -Lana @ GHB- Review

March 29th- Felicia @ Lost in a Sea of Words - Author Interview
                    -Kathy @ Bookmarks, Spoilers & Happily Ever After-Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway

March 30th- Candy @ Just Me, Myself and I -Excerpt, Spotlight
                   -Cassie @ Sassy Cassie’s Book Reviews- Author Spotlight & Blurb, Giveaway
                   -Chris @ Recent Reads -Review, Spotlight, Excerpt

March 31st- Rose @ Rose’s Book Corner-Excerpt, Spotlight
                   -Jamie @ Krystal Clear Book Reviews -Review, Excerpt

April 1st- Penelope @ The Library at the End of the Universe - Review, Character Interview
              - Jennifer @ Books, Brownies and Barkers - Review
              -Cu @ Cu’s eBook Give Aways-Review, Spotlight

April 2nd- Tamara @ Tamara’s One Stop Indie Shop -Author Skype Interview
               -Angelica @ Paperback Princess-Spotlight, Excerpt, Tour Wide Giveaway
               -Brenda @ Naughty Bits Book Reviews- Excerpt, Spotlight, Giveaway

April 3rd- Tyffani @ Manifestations of My Mind -Author Interview
               -Dawn @ Now or Never After Reviews - Author Interview

               -Heather @ A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews- Excerptssie’s Book Reviews- Author Spotlight & Blurb, Giveaway
                   -Chris @ Recent Reads -Review, Spotlight, Excerpt

March 31st- Rose @ Rose’s Book Corner-Excerpt, Spotlight
                   -Jamie @ Krystal Clear Book Reviews -Review, Excerpt

April 1st- Penelope @ The Library at the End of the Universe - Review, Character Interview
              - Jennifer @ Books, Brownies and Barkers - Review
              -Cu @ Cu’s eBook Give Aways-Review, Spotlight

April 2nd- Tamara @ Tamara’s One Stop Indie Shop -Author Skype Interview
               -Angelica @ Paperback Princess-Spotlight, Excerpt, Tour Wide Giveaway
               -Brenda @ Naughty Bits Book Reviews- Excerpt, Spotlight, Giveaway

April 3rd- Tyffani @ Manifestations of My Mind -Author Interview
               -Dawn @ Now or Never After Reviews - Author Interview
               -Heather @ A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews- Excerpt

Alpha Girl!


Book Info-
Title-Alpha Girl
Series-Wolfling Saga Book #1
By: Kate Bloomfield
Genre: New Adult/Mature YA ( 15 & up) Paranormal Romance
**not intended for audiences younger than 15 years of age, as it contains scenes of a sexual nature, and coarse language.
Please do not read if you are easily offended.**

Blurb-
Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the 'attack' when she was a girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called 'wet dog' because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose's age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her.
What is pulling this unlikely pair together?


Reviews:

“I was riveted. Alpha Girl is quite intimate and has a fairly small cast of characters. The protagonist is very believable and wasn't annoying, which is a frequent problem in a lot of books featuring teenage lead characters narrating in the first-person. This is a romance (albeit a twisted one). Don't pick up this book expecting a darkly sweet, cutesy love story. This book will blast you out of your comfort zone and make you hate yourself for turning the page. But you will turn the page.”
- Review of Alpha Girl by Mark Carver, Author of The Age of Apollyon.



About the Author-Best-selling and independent Australian author, Kate Bloomfield, has successfully made a name for herself in the world of self-publishing at just twenty-three years old. Her newest and most precious book yet, Alpha Girl, is a controversial Paranormal Romance between a student and teacher. A book not for those easily offended.

Kate was born in Enfield, London in 1989, but has lived in Wollongong, Australia for most of her life.
Now working full time as an independent author, Kate has published four novels, and two short stories.

Her fifth novel ‘Alpha Girl’ is a paranormal romance that explores a complicated a student/teacher relationship. It is due for release on April 1st 2013.

For more information about Alpha Girl, please visit: www.bloomfieldkate.com


Excerpt (Ch 8)-
Mr. Stone’s smile faltered. ‘I like my women to have a mind of their own – to be witty. Like you.’
My throat closed up. Like me?
‘You’re an amazing girl,’ he said suddenly.
His use of the word girl made my stomach twist painfully.
‘Am I?’ I asked.
‘Of course.’
‘A girl?’
He smiled knowingly. ‘An amazing woman,’ he corrected himself.
‘No one has ever told me that before,’ I said.
‘I don’t believe that,’ he smiled. ‘You’re clever, and beautiful, and damn witty.’
Mr. Stone’s jaw tensed as he realized what he was saying.
‘Beautiful?’ I asked, the word escaping as nothing more than a whisper.
‘Don’t you know?’ he asked.
My heart thundered as I stared at him. Oh please, my mind begged. Please tell me what is going on in that head of yours.
‘D-don’t I know what?’ I asked.
‘Don’t you know what you’re doing to me?’ He said as though I was torturing him.
‘What?’ My skin stung and my head swam with the possibilities.
‘Rose, I-’ He paused to collect his thoughts. ‘I’ve felt this … this pull towards you since day one. I can’t explain it.’
He didn’t need to explain it, because I felt it too. His eyes, his smile and his scent had me drawn in.
I placed a shaking hand over his, which was still on the steering wheel. He looked at our hands for a moment before allowing me to thread my fingers through his. I could feel his pulse in between each of my fingers.
Mr. Stone inhaled deeply. ‘Christ,’ he muttered, shutting his eyes tightly.
‘What’s the matter?’ I breathed.
‘That … that scent. The way you smell-’
I suddenly became very self-conscious. Bullies at school often accused me of smelling like wet dog. I
sniffed my shirt, but I smelled perfectly normal.
‘What is it?’ I said defensively. ‘I showered this morning-’
Mr. Stone laughed, and I felt my cheeks burn with embarrassment.
‘No,’ he said with a small smile. ‘You smell amazing.’
‘I do?’
‘Absolutely. You always do.’
I never wore perfume, only regular home brand antiperspirant.
‘It makes me dizzy,’ he confessed. ‘It’s intoxicating.’
‘What do I smell like?’ I asked, rather flushed.
Mr. Stone licked his lips as though he could taste me in the air. ‘Sweet,’ he said.
My cheeks burned crimson, and I wished he would look at me. I couldn’t believe this was happening.
‘I want to kiss you so very badly, Rose,’ Mr. Stone said under his breath. ‘But I can’t … and it’s killing me.’
My heart hammered so loudly against my ribcage that I was sure Mr. Stone could hear it from where he sat.
Suddenly, I felt powerful. He wanted me … and it terrified him.
‘Mr. Stone,’ I breathed, but he still didn’t look at me. ‘Tom.’
A small groan escaped him as though his name leaving my lips was taboo.
‘Look at me,’ I said, my eyes fixated on him.
‘I can’t,’ he said, shaking his head.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL FOR BROKEN GATES!




Book Info-
Title-Broken Gates
Series-The PJ Stone Gates Trilogy Book # 2
Release Date-May 24th 2013
Cover Designed By- Lindsay Tiry

Blurb-

P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late.

In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save.

After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?

About Book 1-Hidden Gates

***Genre - New Adult Paranormal Romance

For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.

To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.

As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.


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Author Bio-

Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Romance Junkie. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Animal Lover. Writer...are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

My Day on the Fate and Fury Blog Tour


Fate and Fury
(The Grey Wolves Series Book 6)
By Quinn Loftis

Synopsis

Author Bio:

Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write. 

Links
Website: http://www.quinnloftisbooks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuinnLoftisBooks?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthQuinnLoftis
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5014564.Quinn_Loftis
Excerpt: (Your Choice)

#1
“The witch can put myself or any of my race in the In-Between and she could possibly kill you. I’m not real sure on the whole you part because again I don’t know the ramifications of you being my mate.”
Lilly pinched the bridge of her nose as she felt a headache coming on. “And you didn’t think maybe I needed to know this?”
Cypher shrugged, “There isn’t anything you can do about it so why worry about it?”
Lilly shook her head at the warlock King. She knew that nothing she could say would help it make sense to him that she wanted to know these things so she could help endure these burdens with him. In the brief time she had known him, she’d seen how the responsibility for his race was wearing on him. It was a lot, even for one with shoulders as broad as his, to bear for so long.  Wasn’t that what a mate was for? Okay yes she was still on the fence about the mate thing, but she knew that she cared about him and she didn’t want to see him come to any harm. She would figure out the whole mate thing when the time came to make a decision.
“Fine, I won’t worry about it.” She finally told him.
Cypher raised a single brow at her, “That’s it? You aren’t going to growl and snarl at me?”
“I’m not a wolf you know,” she purposely added a slight growl to her voice in hopes that it would bring about that devastating smile; she wasn’t disappointed.
Cyn made an impatient shuffle with her feet reminding them of her presence.
Cypher looked back to the Fae. “I have no intention of helping the witch, but I may not have a choice. If it comes to opening the Veil or Lilly’s life then I will have to open the Veil and hopefully get it closed before too many demons escape.”
“Nope, not gonna happen,” Lilly said shaking her head, “you aren’t going to sacrifice the safety of the world, or my daughter, for my life. My daughter is grown and married and I know she will be taken care of. I’ve had a great life, though not a very long one, but that’s okay. I won’t let you choose me over several other races.”
Cypher barely acknowledged her when he responded, “Well it’s a good thing it isn’t up to you then.”

#2
Jen looked down at the dirt where she had been tracing with her finger and her eyes filled with tears as she saw she had drawn the markings that covered Decebel’s skin.
She turned away from the drawing to face Jacque and took her hand. She held it between her own, rubbing it, probably more for her comfort than Jacque’s. She looked at her red headed friend and her heart ached to see her in such a helpless state. She stared pushing her will at Jacque as if that would be enough to make her open her eyes. If Fane were here he would be going crazy; but he wasn’t. None of their mates were, and for the first time she felt alone. She needed Decebel, no matter how much it bothered her to need him, she did. She needed his strength and his comfort. She needed his brooding presence so that she would have someone to be sarcastic with and know he would be able to take it. She needed to hear him tell her she would be okay, their baby would be okay. She needed him to tell her when she needed to shut the hell up, because as her fear rose so did her sarcasm and irritability and she knew none of the others needed that nor deserved it.
“Damn you Desdemona for taking him from me,” she muttered into the cold, dark night. Her eyes narrowed and she looked out into the forest, wishing that the witch would come walking out in all her evil glory. Jen never though she was capable of being cruel, but she decided then and there that she would peel the flesh from Desdemona’s writhing body while she still lived. Was she a little blood thirsty? Maybe, but then the witch had taken her mate, putting him in danger and causing him immeasurable suffering; for that alone she had signed her death warrant, not to mention all the other atrocities she had already committed in her long, meaningless life.
“Jacque where are you?” She asked her friend. “I want you to know that I will take care of you, always Jac. And I’m going to give you hell for lying there on your back while we do all the work.” Jen snorted out laughter to herself as she thought of the remark Jacque would give her to that comment.
Her heart sunk as she continued to watch the steady breathing of Jacque, but no other life was apparent in her. She wanted to run. She wanted to shed the human skin and let her wolf run free, howling at the pain that she felt for the loss of everything. Jen missed her parents and she smiled to herself thinking it was a feeling she had never thought to feel. But when she stood to lose something that she never imagined loosing, she admitted that she didn’t want to lose them, no matter how tense their relationship had always been.
She continued to sit staring into the night, a lone sentry guarding her friends. Part of her was eager to go to sleep hoping to hear from her mate again, but another part of her dreaded hearing the desperation in his usually calm, secure voice. He needed her just as badly as she needed him and here she sat unable to do a damn thing for him. She growled in frustration and gradually all the ugliness of her reality set in and took root in her heart. She bowed her head and closed her eyes giving into the monster of defeat, if only for a little while, she would let herself be weak, let herself fall apart while there was no one to watch.

#3
Costin closed his eyes and reached for Sally; his Sally, not the imitation that sat before, him broken and afraid. He didn’t know how long he and his pack mates had been in their own personal hell, but it was getting harder and harder to have moments of clarity like the brief glimpse he was getting now. The only thing that had allowed him to gain this much was the first moment in which he had felt her. It had been like a drink of water in a dry, parched land and it had brought him a minuscule amount of relief and then it was gone. With every moment that he felt the unrelenting torture of watching his mate die, be tortured, raped, ripped apart and taken from him he prayed for one second of his mates’ presence. He knew that he was fighting not only for his life, but for hers as well. It was a fight he refused to lose.
He pushed out with everything in him, reaching through the bond, though thin it was, to draw her to him. He held his breath as he waited for her to answer him. One beat, two beats, his heart pumped in his chest and then, she was there. His brown eyed gypsy and all the gentleness that she possessed.
“Sally mine,” he whispered through cracked lips.

Other Books by Quinn Loftis:


Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves Series, Book 1)
Blood Rites (The Grey Wolves Series, Book 2)
Just One Drop (The Grey Wolves Series, Book 3)
Out of the Dark (The Grey Wolves Series, Book 4)
Beyond the Veil (The Grey Wolves Series, Book 5)



Elfin (The Elfin Series, Book 1)

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