Monday, May 23, 2016

Around The World ARC Tours Presents an early review for And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White


Synopsis:

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. 

And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken. 

Goodreads:

Review:

Holy mother lover what did I just read..... I mean I knew coming into this that it had some historical background but man the way that Kiersten has weaved this story had me on the edge of my seat. I mean I saw how long the story was but once I started reading I just could not put it down.

In this story we meet three main characters lada and her brother radu. They are ripped from their family and placed in the Ottoman court. Lada hates it and tries everything in her power to buck the system and escape this life. All her brother wants is a place where he can call home and feel safe and secure.

Then there is Mehmed who is the sultan's son. He really amps up this story because radu finally finds a friend but Lada is skeptical because he is the son of the ruler she hates. How can they be friends or anything else. This is where the story kicks off and is something so amazing I am going to stop with my review right now so I don't give it away but I will say that this is a must read book. I need book two like ASAP!!!!!!


About The Author:

KIERSTEN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy; the dark thrillers Mind Games and Perfect Lies; The Chaos of Stars; and Illusions of Fate. She also coauthored In the Shadows with Jim Di Bartolo. She lives with her family near the ocean in San Diego, which, in spite of its perfection, spurs her to dream of faraway places and even further away times. Visit Kiersten online at kierstenwhite.com and follow @kierstenwhite on Twitter.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Book Spotlight for Marie's World: The Aftermath by Kristal McKerrington


Blurb: 

Marie finds herself exposed, forced to face the aftermath of having her life turned over to the public. This is not all that she must face as she repairs her relationship with her estranged husband and strained family. She finds herself uncovering a war that will see her betrayed by those she trusted the most. Everything has yet to come to ahead but when it does her heart might never recover.

Synopsis: 

Marie has returned to her estranged husband to take down the plans to ruin her family. Things are not going to go as planned for her as she starts to also keep the threads of her career from coming undone for good.

 She must 
keep the dance show going, take her husband into it while he gives her a job in a senior role of the company and 
she must keep the dance studios running with her half sister. 

Her father is in dire states that she must go out of her way to help him adding to the pressures and strains she must endure thanks to her sister Layla. 

Marie is living with the aftermath of her life being exposed and she shares some of these secrets that are coming out through her journal entries. She also shares more of the schemes that she is trying to understand as she discovers a three side war that her sisters seem to be sucked into. Three men who hate each other are going to destroy a lot of lives on their path to victory and Marie is trying to protect those she cares about the best she can. 

When Marie is betrayed for the second time it turns deadly and she almost pays a much higher price than she can afford. She soon realises how to end the war that has begun and no one is going to like the outcome or how she does it. 


Pre-Order the book until the 17th of May then its on sale. Print comes out on the 17th of May as well. 

#mariesWorld2 - is the hash tag we are using. 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01FDYGFKG - will take you to the person's local amazon site for the book.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Around The World ARC Tours Presents an Early Review of The Leaving by Tara Altebrando


Synopsis:

Six were taken. Eleven years later, five come back--with no idea of where they've been.

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.

Until today. Today five of those kids return. They're sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn't really recognize the person she's supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they're entirely unable to recall where they've been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn't come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max's sister Avery, who needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story.

Goodreads:


Review:

OMG This book is a thriller /suspense book and so much more all wrapped up in one book. I wanted to read this book because of the cover. After seeing the cover and reading the synopsis I knew I wanted to read this book and I was not disappointed.

This story is told from 3 POV's one from Scarlett, One from Lucas, and One from Max's sister. The story all starts out when six kindergarteners are taken and are gone for 11 years. When five of the kids come back they don't remember much let alone why they were taken and what happened to the six classmate that went missing Max.

When they return Max's sister wants to know what happened to him and wants to know whether or not he is alive or dead. She doesn't by the story of the other teens that they don't remember much. She wants her answers and wants them right now.

As Lucas and Scarlett tell their story you get this thriller/suspense story that is amazing and a must read.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Southern Belle Promotions Presents a Finding Hope for Tomorrow (Tomorrows #2) by Kathryn McNeill Crane Blog Tour Stop


Title: Finding Hope for Tomorrow (Tomorrows #2)
Author: Kathryn McNeill Crane
Release Date: April 26, 2016
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Every person’s life tells a story.

Some are uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy. Things fall into place with a simplicity that boggles the mind.

Others twist and turn, and every day is centered on fighting and scraping, yet never finding victory.

And then there are those who gain an inch only to be knocked back a foot. They love. They fight. They stumble. They fall. But through it all, they stagger to their feet, step back on life’s path, and push through until they win. For these people, happiness is not an illusion. It’s a truth, a promise, worth any effort, any scars, but just out of arm’s reach. It stands at the end of the path, taunting and teasing, tempting them to take one more blow.

And in the end, the battles make victory sweeter. More valued. More precious than ever imagined. More than any one person could hope.

This is Liam’s story.
Loyal, protective, shoulders stronger than Atlas'.
Broken, worn, battered.
Win or lose, he’s ready to fight for what tomorrow brings.

Life. Love. Healing. Hope.




Searching for Tomorrow (#1) – Released Oct 13, 2013

Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’...

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

… Only her forever love ended much too soon. 

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.





Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her family. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, she loves to travel, but can't imagine ever leaving the mountains she's come to call home. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


Friday, May 6, 2016

StarAngels Reviews & Promo Stars Services Presents a Blog Tour of Strange Magic by Michelle Mankin

Jake Biondi reveals cover of fifth ‘BOYSTOWN’ book ‘BOYSTOWN Season Five’ release date is June 1


Jake Biondi reveals cover of fifth ‘BOYSTOWN’ book

‘BOYSTOWN Season Five’ release date is June 1

BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi has revealed the cover of the highly-anticipated fifth book of his BOYSTOWN series. BOYSTOWN Season Five will be released on June 1, 2016. The cover for the book, which was designed by Michael Vargas, features many of the famous BOYSTOWN boys whom readers have come to associate with the series.

“BOYSTOWN is a must-read series filled with twists and turns that everyone will love,” said BOYSTOWN team co-captain Cory Zwierzynski, who is featured on the new book cover. “I was so grateful when Jake Biondi asked me to join the BOYSTOWN team. As one of the original team members, I have watched the BOYSTOWN audience grow with the release of each installment of the series.” About Biondi, Zwierzynski said, “Working with Jake has been awesome. Over the past three years, we have gotten to know each other well and have become good friends. He knows how to tell a great story and keep the audience engaged from the very first page of each book. I am grateful to be one of the faces of BOYSTOWN.”

Matt O’Reilly, co-captain of the BOYSTOWN team of models, is also featured on the new book cover. “It’s an honor to be a BOYSTOWN team captain and be able to work with so many amazing guys,” O’Reilly said. He added, “I couldn’t be more excited for the next book in the BOYSTOWN series. If you thought the last four were great, just wait until you dig into this new one. You won’t be able to put it down.”

“The wait is nearly over,” Biondi told fans of his BOYSTOWN book series. “Due to the amazing success of the first four books in the series, fans from all over the world have been asking me when the fifth book would be released. They want to know what’s coming next for their favorite characters and couples. Well, their questions are about to be answered.”
When asked about the fifth BOYSTOWN book, Biondi said, “I think the word I’d use to describe the new book is ‘more.’ It’s the longest book in the series so far, so there’s more for readers to enjoy -- more romance, more friendship, more suspense, more drama, and certainly more twists and turns. I think readers will be surprised and excited with each turn of a page.”

Biondi added, “I am so grateful for my readers and their positive response to the series. I regularly receive notes from fans who are connecting with the characters and want to know what the future holds for them. The broad appeal of the book series is incredible. BOYSTOWN has a really diverse audience.”

Biondi promises that readers won’t be disappointed. “Season Five picks up right where book four left off and reveals the deaths of at least two major characters. While I won’t reveal who lives and who dies, I will say this: lives and relationships will be forever changed.” Biondi also previews that BOYSTOWN Season Five continues the storylines from the first four books while introducing new ones -- and some great new characters, too.

After reading an advance copy of BOYSTOWN Season Five, reviewer Roger Ward stated, “This latest book in the series solidifies my belief that Jake Biondi is one of the most masterful writers of fiction of our time.” He added, “The storyline is both riveting and addictive and will leave the reader dumbfounded by the unending suspense and intrigue found on nearly every page of the book.”

As in his other books, Biondi “pays it forward” by featuring some of his favorite performers in BOYSTOWN Season Five. Biondi is “thrilled” to again present sensational singer Chadwick Stadt in the BOYSTOWN series. “Chadwick is a dear friend and a phenomenal performer, so it’s an honor for me to be able to showcase his talent again in Season Five,” Biondi said. Stadt added, “It's so exciting to be included in such a great book series that will have you turning page after page!”

Season Five also welcomes back the “Whiskey & Cherries” trio, singer Amy Armstrong, and pop sensation Steve Grand. “Meredith, Danielle, and I are thrilled to again be written into the BOYSTOWN series. It’s always exciting to read about yourself interacting with the primary characters and being a part of the never-ending twists and turns in the brilliant plot line,” said Brian Felder of W&C. 

The BOYSTOWN series has a fascinating history. It began as an online story released in installments, each ending with a cliffhanger that left readers wondering what would happen to their favorite characters. Enthusiastic BOYSTOWN fans from all over the world petitioned Biondi to release the installments more quickly; they simply couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Overwhelmed by and grateful for the fans’ responses to the series, Biondi began to write more quickly and also began to publish the series in book format.

Like the first four books, BOYSTOWN Season Five will be available at bookstores across the country as well at online at amazon.com, bn.com, and iTunes. The series is available in paperback, audio book, and all e-book formats. Readers may order autographed paperback copies of the books directly from BoystownTheSeries.com. Season Five is currently available for pre-order on Kindle and iTunes.

Biondi is working with two television producers who are interested in bringing the BOYSTOWN series to television. Biondi remains optimistic that fans all over the world will soon be able to watch their favorite BOYSTOWN characters in action on television. Zwierzynski said, “BOYSTOWN will make a fantastic TV series because it presents a diverse group of characters that appeal to a wide reading and viewing audience.”

The BOYSTOWN series is also now available on audio-book. Narrator Zachary Liebenstein is the ‘voice’ of the BOYSTOWN series. “I consistently felt myself immersed in the BOYSTOWN world. It had a way of always making me feel like I wasn't even reading it, but just experiencing it. I love the depth of the characters and well thought out story lines. When I am the voice of a book it really helps when I can relate and get into the characters and BOYSTOWN does just that, and more! I was welcomed to the BOYSTOWN team with open arms and am so excited to work with everyone!!” Liebenstein stated.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with author Jake Biondi, please send an email to BoystownTheSeries@yahoo.com. Biondi may also be contacted via JakeBiondi.com, BoystownTheSeries.com, Twitter (@boystown_series), Instagram (@boystowntheseries), and Facebook.com/JakeBiondiBoystown.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Southern Belle Promotions Presents a Pre-Order Blitz for The Summer Games by R.S. Grey

 
Title: The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: May 2, 2016

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As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Fridaynights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
 
The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs...
The committee passes out condoms like candy...
The games continue long after the medals have been handed out...
 
As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent—too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.
 
In other words: off limits.
 
It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there—shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".
 
 
 
 
 
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
 
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.