Cover Reveal: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

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Series: Stand Alone

Author: Olivia Rivers

Age Group: 16+

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publication Date: November 4th, 2013

Synopsis

His world is music…

…Her world is silent.

Ali Blinde was a prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the 21st century.

Until the brain tumor struck.

Now seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with ASL and lip-reading. So when she meets Jace Beckett, she thinks he’s her worst nightmare come true. Jace is the lead singer in the wildlypopular band, Tone Deaf, and he’s exactly the kind of success-story Ali hates and resents.

Nineteen-year-old Jace has it all: fame, money, and any girl he wants. Every night on tour brings a new performance and a new girl, which is just what he needs to avoid the pain of relationships.

But when Jace learns Ali is being abused, he reluctantly proposes a solution: Run away with him and his band as they tour the country. With freedom in sight, Ali takes the offer. Immediately, she’s swept into a world filled with wild punk music, wilder musicians, and maybe—just maybe—love.

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Olivia Rivers is the author of six novels, ranging in genres from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. Along with being a writer, she’s a freelance digital artist, a literary agent assistant, and a high school student. She’s a nerd at heart, and is a hopeless fan-girl for Doctor Who and Arrested Development. Olivia lives in California with a dog who thinks he’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and a kitten who is just generally confused.

You can find Olivia at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Page |

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Cover Reveal: Moirai (Aberrant #2) by Ruth Silver

Moirai by Ruth SilverTitle: Moirai

Series: Aberrant, Book 2

Author: Ruth Silver

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian

Publication Date: September 2013

Synopsis

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she’ll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

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418c8-ruthsilverAbout the Author

Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Nottingham Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004. Her favourite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it’s the first in a trilogy.

You can find Ruth at: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter |

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Book Blitz: Maverick by Anna Cruise

Maverick
By-Anna Cruise
Publication Date- May 21, 2013
Published By- Mission Bay Publishing
Genre-New Adult


Kellen Handler is in deep.


Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.


Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn’t help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.


Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen’s tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can’t stay hidden.


And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.


He’s more worried about losing his heart.


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Review: The Tower (Deck of Lies #2) by Jade Varden

The Tower (Deck of Lies #2) by Jade VardenTitle: The Tower

Series: Deck of Lies, Book 2

Author: Jade Varden

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: April 5th, 2012

Source: Purchased

Synopsis

Death brings some families closer, but it’s ripped mine apart. I wanted to convince the police that they had the wrong suspect…but I never expected them to start suspecting me. Now, I have no choice but to keep searching for the truth, even if all my relationships fall to pieces around me.

Someone is trying to make me look guilty. I never thought my mission to prove my own innocence would lead me to more family secrets. I thought I had already discovered the truth about myself. But every answer raises more questions, and everything I think I know is about to change…again.

I have to find the truth, no matter how much it hurts — before I get charged with murder.

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Review

At the end of Justice a girl from Sloane Academy, Laurel is murdered, River was arrested for her murder and Rain is determined to prove his innocence.

During her quest to find out the truth Rain discovers more secrets about her own life, she’s not sure what to believe anymore as what she’s told to be true turns out to be yet more lies.

I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait long to read ‘The Tower’ after finishing ‘Justice’. After being left at a cliffhanger I was eager to find out what happens next and I wasn’t disappointed.

Rain is an awesome character, she’s troubled yet determined to get the truth, even if it causes damage. Her loyalty towards River, one of her only friends at Sloane Academy is one of the best things I love about her. Her relationship with her brother Sawyer is confusing to say the least, but they are close, which cant be said about her sister. Carsyn is still a b**ch, and probably always will be. She’s so petty and full of herself although we do see a different side of her eventually.

There were so many twists and turns, each page brought something new to the story and I was surprised numerous times.

Overall I really enjoyed ‘The Tower’ as its a fun read with lots of drama.

4 Rating

Ashton

Release Day Blitz: Glass Frost (Frost #2) by Liz DeJesus

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Glass Frost CoverTitle: Glass Frost

Series: Frost, Book 2

Author: Liz DeJesus

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: July 19th, 2013 by Musa Publishing

Blitz Organised by: Girls *Heart* Books Tours

Synopsis

When joined together, Cinderella’s slippers grant the wearer her heart’s desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire.

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Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi’er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing, COMING SOON).

She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild http://www.writtenremains.org/.

Liz is currently working on a new novel.

You can find Liz at: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter |

 

Review: Justice (Deck of Lies #1) by Jade Varden

JusticeTitle: Justice

Series: Deck of Lies, Book 1

Author: Jade Varden

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: December 24th, 2011

Source: Author

Synopsis

A House of Cards…

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I’m ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they’re hiding.

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can’t stop until I’ve discovered them all. I’ll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what’s underneath…until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet.

I just hope I can survive the crash.

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Review

Rain gets a full scholarship to Sloane Academy where she gets on the bad side of Carsyn, the queen bee who plays a nasty trick that lands her in trouble. The life that Rain once knew comes crashing down around her when Rain discovers the family she knew was not her real family she is left with questions. Everything she thought she knew was based on lies and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it.

Rain feels out of place in her new home, with parents she doesn’t know, a sister who hates her and a boy she dates who turns out to be someone she shouldn’t see.

I was hooked from the start, the plot was interesting and very well written. At first I didn’t really know what to expect as the synopsis doesn’t really give much away but I’m so glad I accepted the request to review.

After reading other reviews I had the impression Justice was going to be predictable but I was wrong. It’s full of twists and turns that we’re totally unexpected.

I loved the character building, Rain was any easy character to love and I felt sympathetic towards her throughout most of the story. Carsyn on the other hand was a complete witch and I disliked her straight away. River I want to get to know more as I feel we didn’t get to know him as much as I would have liked, there’s something quiet about him and I want to know why.

The ending left me shocked as I totally wasn’t expecting it, a great way to end the book and I definitely want to read the next instalment ‘The Tower’ to find out what really happened and who’s responsible.

Overall ‘Justice’ was a fun read and I’m glad I don’t have to wait for the others in the series as I hate cliffhangers and really want to know what comes next.

4 Rating

Ashton

Cover Reveal: Homecoming by Cecilia Robert

homecominh_ebookTitle: Homecoming

Series: A Cloaked Devices Short Story

Author: Cecilia Robert

Age Group: 17+

Genre: Steampunk, Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: October 2013

Cover Reveal Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours

Synopsis

Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.

Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselles, intent on staking his claim on her once and for all, even if it means hauling his slippery woman over his shoulder just to make sure that happens.

Sera has always known her homecoming would eventually catch up with her one day. The one thing she can’t bear to do is hurt Levian, which will happen as soon as he finds out the reason she left him. Is she ready to take that path? Most of all, will Levian still want her when the truth comes out?

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About the Author

Cecilia Robert lives in Vienna with her two children, has an incurable obsession with books, anything romantic, and medieval architecture. When not working in her full time job, catching up with her two children, writing or reading, she can be found, daydreaming about her next hero in a story who’ll make her swoon with just a look (or a word). She loves to knit, crochet, and take photos of old buildings.

You can find Cecilia at: Website | Goodreads | Twitter |

Review: Seducing the Demon Huntress by Victoria Davies

Seducing the Demon HuntressTitle: Seducing the Demon Huntress

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Victoria Davies

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: June 3rd, 2013 by Carina Press

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Synopsis

Trick or treat, survive until the night’s complete.

For most people Halloween is a night of candy, costumes and revelry but for Kerilyn, it’s the most dangerous night of the year. Hailing from a line of demon hunters, Kerilyn’s family has long been hated by the ruling lords of the Netherworld. On All Hallow’s Eve, the deadly brothers are released from their realm, along with their subjects, the spirits and the demons. Like every good hunter, Kerilyn fortifies her home with spells and tricks to keep her safe. But there is one man no spell can protect her heart from.

Arawn, Lord of the Spirits, has appeared at her fence every Halloween for years. While the handsome lord may turn her head with his heated looks and seductive words, Kerilyn knows without a doubt that should she ever invite him in, her life would be forfeit. But when his brother, the Lord of the Demons, kidnaps her niece, Kerilyn must leave her sanctuary. Now she has a choice. Can the man she’s dreamed of for years be trusted, or will the spirit lord help his brother destroy her?

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Review

Kerilyn is the last surviving member of her family, the rest having been killed by demons and spirits alike. Demons and Spirits are free to roam the earth for one night a year, Halloween; It is the most deadly night of the year.

For the past nine years Kerilyn has been visited by Arawn, Lord of the Spirits. Kerilyn knows he is deadly but still chooses to talk with him anyway, from the comfort of her protected lawn.

When Sarah, Kerilyn’s niece is kidnapped by Abaddon, Lord of the Demons and Arawn’s brother she is forced to leave the safety of her home in hopes of rescuing her. Kerilyn is forced to confront Arawn for the first time unprotected. Will he help her or will he side with his brother and choose to kill her?

I enjoyed reading this short story, as far as paranormal romances go this was a fun read.

I felt the characters were a bit vague and couldn’t really connect with them, Kerilyn and Arawn are drawn to each other, which goes against everything she has been taught and Abaddon hates her.

Overall it was a good read but lacked detail and was a tad short. I hope there will be more to this story as I’m curious to know how her decision pans out.

3 rating

Ashton

Review: Branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner

Title: Branded
Series: Sinners, book 1
Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian
Publication Date: June 28th, 2013
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Synopsis
Twenty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadliest sins were the downfall of our society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now, every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

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Review

Lexi Hamilton is taken from her home to the Hole where she is branded a sinner, after being accused of Lust, one of the Seven Deadly Sins by the Commander; who is an arrogant sadistic gerk. Lexi is then escorted to her new home by her guard; Cole. The Hole is a horrible place, where people go to work and die. Everyone is treated like an animal (besides the guards), there is no respect or justice, only cruelty.

I was so emotional reading ‘Branded’, never before have i read a novel that has reduced me to such a sobbing mess; that is of course until this came along. The story is so intense I just couldn’t put it down, if i tried it was back in my hand within minutes. All’s i kept saying throughout was “God, Please No!”. The plot was well thought out and no detail was left unturned.

The character building was amazing, not just the main characters Lexi and Cole but the minor characters too such as Sutton, Bruno, Keegan etc. I felt i really connected with all of them which is something that’s not always easy to come do, especially as there are so many of them.

My favourite character was Cole, how could it not be? He goes against everything he knows and is taught to help a sinner. The feelings developed between Lexi and Cole is heart-warming, although it is totally forbidden for Guards to get attached to the Sinners. This doesn’t stop Cole though, and he does everything he can to make the Hole better for her. I totally love him!

Overall i thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Branded’ and can’t wait for the next Sinners novel as i’m dying to see what happens next! After reading the eBook i have even ordered the paperback i loved it that much. A job very well done ladies!

5 rating

Ashton

Review: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates

Beauty from Surrender

Title: Beauty from Surrender
Series: Beauty, Book 2
Author: Georgia Cates
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 30th, 2013
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Synopsis

The epic romance that started with the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Beauty from Pain continues…

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Beauty from Surrender is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.

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Review

Laurelyn returns to Nashville after her 3 month vacation to Australia with her best friend Addison and is in a messed up state after leaving Jack Henry without saying goodbye. Laurelyn returns to work and joins a band, Southern Ophelia in hopes of getting her career back on track.

Miraculously Jack Henry returns for her and they’re together once more. Jack spends 4 weeks with her before he has to return to Australia, will she go with him or will he be going back alone? Can Laurelyn leave her music career behind for the man she loves?

Whilst a great story, Beauty from Surrender was a bit slow for me. I kept finding myself wanting to skim the pages so I can move on, which is something I never do.

Jack Henry’s character is the complete opposite in this novel compared to Beauty from Pain, then he was an Alpha male and in this novel he just seems so different. The only time we see the old him is when Laurelyn is confronted by her ex-boyfriend Blake, and Jack takes matters into his own hand, which was very hot.

I would have liked to find out more about Laurelyn’s relationship with her father now he’s back on the scene and also, what happened to Audrey? Did Jack do anything about her?

I found Beauty from Surrender to be a bit lacking, but still found it to be a good read.

I’m happy things ended when they did, i though it finished nicely.

3 rating

Ashton