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Friday, March 25, 2016

Promo Tour: Prescient by Derek Murphy

Title: Prescient
Author: Derek Murphy
Genre: Time Travel/Dystopia
Release Date: March 21st 2016

The first time I saw the future I lost hope.

It wasn’t just that the future sucked; that civilization had gone and ruined itself; that we’d altered our own DNA and devolved into predatory monsters that fed on the few remaining survivors. That was all awful enough, but it was more than that. I remember being young and thinking, when I grow up, I’ll have a nice big house. I’ll get an exciting, interesting job. I’ll meet the man of my dreams and we’ll fall in love and stay together forever.

But that all disappeared the first time I tripped 20 years into the future and found the houses burned, the handsome boys dead, and the only jobs were the ones young girls gave hairy old survivors in tents in exchange for a little food and water. Nobody asked little girls what they wanted to be when they grew up anymore. Nobody wanted to draw attention to the fact that most of them wouldn’t live that long.

There was no hope, no peace for anyone. At least I had it better than they did. When my trip was over, I would get to go back. Back to the normalcy of 2015. Back to iPhones and Twitter and buying so much food it went bad before you could eat it. Back to laughing over foamy cappuccinos and iced lattes at the mall, window shopping and flirting with hot guys (not that I ever did that, mind you - but I always wanted to). And I still could. That was the point. Unlike everybody else, for whom 2015 was 20 years ago - long before humanity was destroyed - it was my reality. At least, it was some of the time

But after seeing the future; after struggling to make it to the end of the day; after my first kill - none of those other things were the least bit enjoyable. All I could think when I got back to the real world, is how can I stop what’s coming?
Prescient is a young adult time-travel dystopia, this is Part One of the first book in the series.

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Promo Tour Organized by:YA Bound Book Tours

Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Review: Fifty Percent Vampire D.K. Janotta

My Rating: 
Fifty Percent Vampire
Author: D.K. Janotta
Pages: 281
Release date: September 5th 2015
Living at home is driving seventeen-year-old Astrid Sonnschein nuts. She's desperate to leave her parents behind, and why not, with stepfather George a foul-tempered old vampire, and Mom - well, the less we say about Mom the better.

And our heroine has another compelling reason for getting out of Dodge. If she stays home much longer she's in grave danger of being transformed forever, and the last thing she wants is to become the newest Nosferatu.

So it's off to Rosenberg High and relative safety. Except it's far from safe when her relatives are holier than holy Aunt Jean, beer-swilling couch potato Uncle James and devious, cat-loving cousin Emma. And that's just evenings and weekends. Astrid Sonnschein's schooldays teem with teeth-sinkable challenges, the man of her dreams refuses to play by the rules, and the plethora of pitchfork-bearing peasants are beginning to mutter.

Peasants-schmeasants! It's when the full moon rises that Astrid's real troubles begin ...

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Feature & Follow: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers

Prompt of the week: 

"Top Ten  favorite Book Covers"

Meme name: 
Feature & Follow
Hosted by:
The hosts of this meme will suppose one post prompt to the bloggers and authors, and they will answer this on their personal blog.

Ohhh, I absolutely Love this prompt of the week as I have maaany book covers I would like to show off :) Here they are and let me know what you think!! :)

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Book Review: Phoenix Awakens (The Phoenix, #1) by Eliza Nolan

My Rating: 
Phoenix Awakens (The Phoenix, #1) 
Author: Eliza Nolan
Pages: 298
Release date: October 12th 2015
Julia never believed in magic.

Julia Long is starting her senior year with an extra dose of crazy. The dreams of cultish, bloody rituals are weird enough, but the victim in her lifelike dreams is her new classmate, Southern charmer Graham.

Graham admits he was a Phoenix — part of a centuries old secret society — but swears he left it all behind. As Julia works with Graham to figure out why she is dreaming about his past, she's discovering she has other abilities. She heals Graham’s migraines with a touch, and there’s her superhuman strength that comes and goes. Julia doesn’t know where her new talents come from, but there’s no denying that when Graham is near, her powers kick into overdrive.

But the Phoenix Society wants Graham back. They need his blood to awaken the magic they seek, and they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.

Can Julia uncover the truth behind her connection to Graham? How far will Julia go in order to save Graham and stop the Phoenixes from harnessing this powerful magic?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trailer Reveal: Eclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2) by Adelle Yeung

TitleEclipsing Autumn (The Cycle of the Six Moons #2)
Author: Adelle Yeung
Release Date: March 25th 2016
Deciding last minute to stay in Starrs, Michelle continues her epic adventure as Goddess. After all, learning how to save the world sure beats a year of pre-calculus. With her friends by her side, Michelle travels to a city of scholars to learn the lore of the Cycle of the Six Moons.

At first, the exotic retreat turns romantic, as Michelle spends her free time exchanging sweet letters with the crown prince, Jayse. But, during her studies, Michelle learns something that drastically changes her game plan. Powerful blood must be spilled to end the Cycle…blood that only runs through her veins and the prince destined to fall in love with her.

During a celebration honoring their enlightenment, Michelle and Jayse are whisked off to a rogue city as trophies of a tournament, where only the strongest can claim a taste of their blood. Gallant as ever, their guardian, Gediyon, enters to prevent harm to his friends. Unfortunately for the contestants, the Cycle’s latest trial prevents everyone from waking from a cursed slumber…

Check out Adelle's first book of this truly MAGICAL series: 
The Starries Summer! (Read my review here)
Trailer Reveal Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Realm Lovejoy (Le Fay series) Giveaway Prize!

One day I was simply browsing the blogs and websites of my favorite authors, and whaddyaknow??

Realm Lovejoy, the author of the AMAZING Le Fay series, was running this awesome giveaway which included the first two books of her series, Henge and Sword (which I've read and review, obviously) and some other goodies such as art work (designed by herself!) and other surprises. Well, when the package arrived all the way in little ol' Holland from big booming America, all I caught myself saying while I was opening and going through the box was, "ohh my gosh....omg....omggg!!!"

Anyone receiving a gift from one of their most favorite authors is just mind blowing! I felt so honored... check it out!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Cover reveal: Blood Orchid by Claire Warner

TitleBlood Orchid (Night Flower #2)
Author: Claire Warner

Tied to Justin with bonds stronger than blood, Melissa De Vire heads into her new life with fear and anger. Anger at Emily, at Katherine and most of all, anger at Justin, fuels her resolve to find a cure for the curse. From the English court in 1752 to the fires of the French Revolution, Melissa struggles to survive her new existence and find forgiveness for Justin as clues to a cure begin to surface.
Cover Reveal Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

Feature & Follow: My letter to Realm Lovejoy (Le Fay series)

Prompt of the week: 

"Write a letter to your favorite author"

Meme name: 
Feature & Follow
Hosted by:
The hosts of this meme will suppose one post prompt to the bloggers and authors, and they will answer this on their personal blog.
Wow! I am so thrilled and honoured to be featured this week! Thanks for the votes/likes everyone :)

This question requires a little more thinking! I have so many authors in my head right now which I would consider to be my favorite author, but at the moment I need to choose someone who has really touched me, not only emotionally through her books, but also through her gestures and kindness.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Promo tour: The Black Lotus by Claire Warner

Book: The Black Lotus
AuthorClaire Warner
Release Date: June 29th 2014
....though I would dearly love to play court to you, I would hurt you more than any other. 

It is 1752. The year that will change the life of heiress Melissa De Vire. As she makes her first fumbling steps into society, she meets the handsome young cad Justin Lestrade and his world tears h
er perceptions apart. For Justin is more than he appears and his secrets and enemies are manifold. Drawn irresistibly to him, she finds herself sinking into a realm of feuds, magic and old curses and her life will never again be the same.

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