Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Review: A Vampire's Salvation by Virna DePaul




My Rating: 
Book: A Vampire's Salvation
Author: Virna DePaul
Page Numbers: 78 pages
Publication date: April 22nd, 2013




Synopsis:
Francesca Marie Stewart has never wanted any man as much as she wants Jake Rios. His chiseled body and dark, intensely masculine energy draw her like a moth to a flame. But Frankie has been burned before, and now a mysterious figure from her troubled past has resurfaced with a terrifying new threat. Can she trust Jake not only with her heart but with her very life?

Jake’s hunger to possess this beautiful redhead goes beyond searing desire. He’s a vampire, and his very existence depends on bonding with a mate. He aches to ravish Frankie, but he must take it slow—for what he will ask of her will require profound sacrifice even as it gives her unimaginable pleasure. And once he has claimed her—body and soul—Jake will go to any lengths to protect her.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Review: The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts


My Rating: 
Book: The Year of the Great Seventh
Author: Teresa Orts
Page Numbers: 295 pages
Publication date: July 6th, 2013




Synopsis:
Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.
To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Peachy Author: Interview with Teresa Orts (from The Year of the Great Seventh)




For someone who has not (yet) read your book, I would almost say that the title does not quite hint out the essence of the story. Could you explain how you came up with the title?
I wanted a title that didn’t mean much at first, but that came into place once you’d read the novel. The title is a quote from one of the paramount chapters in helping solve the plot. I don’t really want to say too much, as I don’t want to spoil the plot.

What would you say is the genre of The Year of the Great Seventh? Please sum up the story in 5 words.
This novel fits within the following genres: young-adult, romance, fantasy, adventure and action. The novel in 5 words: Hollywood glamour meets Ancient Egypt.

Who is your intended audience and why do you believe they should read your book? 
The characters are in their teens, but I think the novel can appeal to audiences in any age range. If you like teen drama, Hollywood celebrities, and Ancient Egypt, this is the book for you. I think it is certainly a page-turner.

Are there any books out there which you may consider ‘similar’ to your own book?
I don’t think so. At least from the books I read, there’s nothing similar to the story. The people who have already read it seem to think it is quite unique.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Author Interview: Polly Holyoke from The Neptune Project!



I am myself extremely passionate about dolphins so when I read the synopsis of your book I was so excited and immediately intrigued! What inspired you to write such an enticing story?
I have been worried about the future of our planet for a long time now. At the rate we are polluting our land, it just makes sense to me that we may have consider colonizing the seas which cover 5/6ths of our world.


What type of research did you conduct in order to get the most insight on the marine life and the characters in the story? (If you’re going say swimming with dolphins, I am going to explode with excitement and maybe just a liiiittle bit of envy ;))
I read a ton of books on oceanography in general and on dolphins in particular. I also interviewed dolphin trainers, marine biologists and dive masters. But my favorite research definitely was swimming with dolphins. My family and I swam with domesticated dolphins in Florida which was incredibly fun. On an even more amazing day, I went snorkeling with wild spinner dolphins off the Big Island in Hawaii. There were hundreds of spinners in the pod I followed, and the sound of their squeaking and whistling was fascinating. Later that day the captain of our boat dropped a hydrophone in the water, and we listened to male humpback whales singing. Their song is a sound I will never forget. It’s terribly tempting to anthropomorphize dolphins and whales, but when you hear humpbacks, you have to believe they possess remarkable intelligence.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Book Promo: The Dark Horde by Andrew Drage

Well Helloo everyone! 
Today I have special promo for you! The Dark Horde by Andrew Drage will be available on Amazon for FREE from Monday June 10th until Friday June 14th! To see if you are indeed interested in this book, continue reading the excerpt below! 
Please bare in mind that the genre of this book is Horror therefore may be quite brutal and contain swear words!

Synopsis:

1989, rural Victoria, Australia. Something is preying upon the township of Howqua Hills. Brian Derwent, head of the local Police Station, must simultaneously grapple with the investigation, his disintegrating personal life and unseen forces that are not of this world.

Part thriller, part crime-fiction, all supernatural horror, The Dark Horde tells of the return of an ancient evil that is neither stoppable nor comprehensible...

* Indie Excellence Awards 2013 - Finalist (Horror) *

* Indie Excellence Awards 2013 - Finalist (Thriller) *

* Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards 2012 - Honorable Mention (Genre Fiction) *

* Coffin Hop Flash Fiction Contest 2012 – First Place *


Goodreads Rating: 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Peachy Excerpt: Look out for The Year of the Great Seventh (Excerpt)



Teresa Orts studied economics and went on to work in the financial industry. She lives in London with her husband and son and this is her first novel. If you want to know more about her, please visit her website www.teresaorts.com


Synopsis:

Sophie has always felt out of step—an outsider, even amongst friends in her high school with all the hype about celebrity culture. Her life in L.A. seems to have been already written for her, but when her junior year starts, it all takes a drastic turn. When she crosses paths with the school's heartthrob, Nate Werner, they fall for each other in a way neither can understand. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires, they are unlocking an ancient Egyptian prophecy that threatens to return Earth to the dark ages.

To undo the curse, Nate and Sophie embark on an adventure that takes them across the country. But their quest is not only to save the world as they know it. It is also a fight for their very survival. Behind the scenes, there are those that are counting on them to fail.


Goodreads Rating: 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review: Vanguard of Hope by Kathy Steinmann Book Review

My Rating: 
Book: Vanguard of Hope (Sapphire Brigade Book 1)
Author: Kathy Steinemann
Page Numbers: 349 pages
Publication date: February 10th, 2013
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Feature: Stacking the Shelves


Meme name: 

Stacking the Shelves
Day: 
Saturday
Hosted by:


Description Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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CodecrafterBeautifully Broken (Spellbound, #1)The AccidentA Ranger's Tale (Tallenmere, #1)
Codecrafter by Erica Sandbothe
Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule
The Accident by Dorice Grey
A Ranger's Tale by Misty Parker



Along Came Trouble by Ruthie Knox
The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Two Halves by Marta Szemik
The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton
The Island by Jen Minkman


What do you think about my new collection? Let me know what you've been stacking this week in the comments below :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Feature & Follow: Bloggers I Would Like to Meet

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
Meme name:
Feature & Follow
Day: 
Friday
Hosted by:
Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
Description
The hosts of this meme will suppose one question to the bloggers and the bloggers will answer this question in their personal blog post.
For more information about this meme, check out the hosts' blog!
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The features of this week are: Mad Hatter Reads and The Fiction Conniption . If you like to participate with this feature, make sure to follow the hosts and the featured blogs!


Q: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her.


Wow, this is quite an interesting question. I don't think I can narrow down my answer to just one blogger because I have a few bloggers who are very faithful followers and who consistently help me promote my posts through twitter.

I would say that there are three bloggers who I would like to meet the most:

  1. He is such an awesome blogger, and he is so much more than your usual book lover. He has been so supportive of my blog, and I couldn't be more grateful!  His reviews are very constructive and enticing to read, and you just know that he puts in a lot of thought behind them to make them as valuable as possible for the author and the readers. He also posts very interesting entries and short stories which are written by himself and they are completely lovely! Such creativity... I love it, and it would be an honor to meet him in real life!

  2. This girl is so talented with her way of writing. No matter the length of her reviews or posts, she makes it so interesting to read and I can help but giggle throughout all of her post entries. I really pick up most of my book recommendations from her, so it would be a real pleasure to finally meet her in person!

  3. Stephanie has also been one of those blogger who has been so supportive of my blog and has been a consistent and genuine follower. I am so thankful that she is so supportive and it is always such a pleasure to visit her blog. She has invited me to write a guest post on her blog, relating to fictional couples (Friday Couples). This is wonderful weekly post which she does where she talks about relationships between two fictional characters, and shares her honest opinions with her readers! She had a very creative mind and a great way of writing, so it would be my pleasure to meet her one day in real life:)

Please make sure to check out these lovely bloggers, as they really do deserve all the attention for all their hard and creative work! :)


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: True Love's First Kiss by Heidi Garrett



In the Enchanted World, true love’s first kiss is magic.

Nandana’s Mark, Book 1: When two half-faeries—Melia and her younger sister—are cursed under dreadful circumstances, true love’s first kiss is the remedy.

The Flower of Isbelline, Book 2: Nothing but true love’s first kiss can save Melia’s younger sister from blind ambition and ruin.

The Dragon Carnivale, Book 3: Melia must choose the freedom she cherishes or true love’s first kiss—and a relationship that promises to secure her place in the Whole.

The Queen of the Realm of Faerie is a fairy tale fantasy series that bridges the Mortal and Enchanted worlds. The main character, Melia, is an eighteen-year-old half-faerie, half-mortal. She lives in Illialei, a country in the Enchanted World, with her two sisters and their mother. Melia’s father has been exiled to the Mortal World, and her best friend is a pixie.

When the story opens in the first book, Melia is troubled by her dark moon visions, gossip she overhears about her parents at the local market, and the trauma of living among full-blooded faeries with wings—she doesn’t have any.

As the series unfolds, the historic and mystical forces that shape Melia’s life are revealed. Each step of her journey—to find the place where she belongs—alters her perceptions about herself, deepens her relationships with others, and enlarges her world view.

True Love’s First Kiss is a compilation of the first three books in this ongoing series