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Summer Giveaway! Kindle Fire HD

It’s that time of year again – SUMMER.

Shorts, flip flops, and sunglasses.

While the ice cream is thawing, the sun is rising, and that summer heat is blazing, I say it’s about high time for a giveaway! Wouldn’t you say?

And what better way to enjoy the beginning of your summer than with a little reading? How about doing that reading on a new Kindle HD?

This summer kindle giveaway is brought to you by an amazing group of Indie authors who’ve decided to start your break off with a kick. Follow the giveaway everyday of this month and collect your summer words as you go. Submit them in the end and earn yourself more points towards the grand prize! Complete the rafflecopter and you’re set.

Today’s summer word is: SUN

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Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

Demonic Dora: The Demon Diaries Book 1

Demonic Dora

 

SHE’S FINALLY MANAGED TO SUMMON HER FIRST DEMON…

Dora Carridine is trying to summon a demon, but she’s not very good at Latin and nothing ever works out the way she plans.

Her life is fraught with weekly exorcisms and having to watch her father’s fire and brimstone TV show every Sunday. So, when Dora finally succeeds in summoning an incompetent demon lord, she’s absolutely delighted when all hell breaks loose.

She thought summoning a sexy demon lord would be the answer to all of her problems, but her problems are only just beginning when her zealot parents try to burn her at the stake, and Dora is left with only one option—to escape and follow her demon straight into Hell.

Expected publication: June 30th 2013 by Ragz Books

• 260 pages
• Genre: Paranormal Fiction, Humor, Teen
• Available from: www.ragz-books.com/paranormalfiction/demonic-dora.html
• ISBNS Ebook: 978-1-938988-17-2 | Paperback: 978-1-938988-18-9
 

Review Excerpts

“Demonic Dora is dark, twisted and devilishly witty at each and every turn, and will leave those who like whimsicality of Harry Potter screaming for more.”

“Demonic Dora is a great story, and a totally unique take on demons and hell, which is both interesting and entertaining.”
 

About the Author 

Claire Chilton is a geek girl, high school dropout who somehow managed to get an English degree in spite of never taking a single GCSE, although she once taught them! She’s done every job on the planet at least once, except astronaut, and won an award for being ‘most likely to trip over the red carpet and flash her arse at the cameras’.

She currently runs her own business online and is a writer of paranormal comedy, science fiction and fantasy, paranormal romance and teen comedy, which she affectionately calls her ‘editing nightmares’. She gets distracted easily by shiny things and is currently investigating the washing machine mystery of ‘what happened to the other sock’.
Contact Details
• Email: claire@claire-chilton.com
• Website: www.claire-chilton.com
• Publisher: www.ragz-books.com

My Review

Demonic Dora was a pretty good book. Dora is a great character. She doesn’t take shit from anyone. There is a LOT of swearing in it. I do think I would have liked it better if there had been a little bit less profanity (I don’t mind some, just not excessively). The plot flows nicely through most of the book. There was only one part I felt like I had skipped some pages or whatnot, but when I went back to look I hadn’t skipped anything. Most of Demonic Dora is set in Hell. It does give nice descriptions of Hell. It helped me picture Dora’s surroundings.

I got a kick out of the spells that are used in the book! An example of a spell: Screw you asshole! You will also get to take a trip down a famous highway! The story is unique. I haven’t read one like this before, and VERY glad that I had a chance to read it.

Piece of My Heart by Lynn Maddalena Menna

Piece of My Heart by Lynn Maddalena Menna

Piece of My Heart

Still in high school, Marisol Reyes gets the chance of a lifetime to be a real singer, and she leaps at it. After all, this is the dream she held on to, all the days and nights she spent growing up on means streets of East Harlem. Marisol never gave in–no matter what her boyfriend or her best friend had to say. Who cares if only one in a hundred pretty, talented girls make it? She will be the one. In her rush to fame, Marisol tramples on the heart of her loyal best friend, and Julian, the boy she loves. But will it be worth it?

One night at a private gig in the Hamptons, the little Latino girl with the big voice from East Harlem gets a severe reality check. A famous rapper who claims to be interested in her talents turns out to be interested in something else, threatening not only Marisol’s dreams but her body and soul. Will the realities of the gritty New York music scene put out the stars in Marisol’s eyes forever?

Hardcover, 239 pages
Expected publication:  June 18th 2013 by Merit Press
Piece of My Heart

My Review

Have you ever worked hard for your dreams? In Piece of My Heart Marisol knows that her dream is to be a singer. I found Piece of My Heart captivating. I read it in a couple of days (I attend a Miranda Lambert concert on Saturday and didn’t read at all that day). Being 17 Marisol is a little naïve when it comes to some things, but she is also mature in other ways. In the synopsis is says that she is still in high school. It starts off right before graduation, but graduation is really the only mention of school. It’s the summer after graduating, a bit before she turns 18.
I really like that the story lets the main character learn some life lessons. Not everything can be learned at school. The timeline of Piece of My Heart is really good. There’s just enough happening. I am happy there was enough action that it wasn’t boring, and there wasn’t too much to make it seem as if the author was trying too hard.
The beautiful cover is perfect for Piece of My Heart. I think it goes great, and love the dress!
Dreams, friendship, fame……how will Marisol balance what she wants?
Get Piece of My Heart for $9.99 on Amazon HERE
You can also enter to WIN a copy HERE. The giveaway ends July 13th. Be sure to hurry and enter!

The Island by Jen Mikman

The Island by Jen Minkman

The Island

‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.

Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.

If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall. Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.

I have never seen one.’

Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

(Please note: this novella contains a few references to the famous sci-fi movie Star Wars which are pivotal to the plot. None of the characters in The Island are in any way related to the characters in the movie. Leia is named after one of the ancient heroes of her culture/religion.)

Paperback, 105 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Createspace

My Review

Can you imagine leaving home at the age of ten, or your child leaving at the age of 10? For many years that is what happens with a child turns 10.  My son just turned 10 in May and I couldn’t imagine him leaving home now.

At just over 100 page this is a simple short read , but it was very good. Being a Star Wars fan, I liked the references it made to SW. This dystopian novel would be great for a variety of ages. I am 30 and enjoyed it, I think I will use this for my 10 year old this fall in his reading list (we homeschool). I do wish it had been longer!

Once Leia and her twin brother turn 10 they sent to live at the Manor with other children ages 10-19. They start questioning their “leader” at the Manor. A turn of events starts Leia questioning everything she has ever known. She meets a Fool (someone from the other side of The Wall), and then the truth starts unraveling

Sometimes I will pick a book by it’s cover, if I had seen this in the store I would get it based on the book. I love the stormy looking water with the girl standing waist deep in it. It fits the story.

Follow Leia’s journey in The Island, and you won’t be disappointed!

Right now on Amazon you can get The Island for $0.99!!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins $2.99!

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Have you read any of the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins? I really enjoyed the ones I have read! Now on Amazon you can get Hex Hall Book One for $2.99! This is a great price! I’m not sure how long it’s going to last so hurry and get your copy! Go HERE to get your copy!

Lets Show Some Love: A Hero’s Pride & Ascend

April Angel : A Hero’s Pride

A Hero's Pride (Wounded Soldiers, #1)

Kayla Santomas has never been on a blind date. Ever. One bad marriage and way too many useless relationships have convinced her to allow her best friend to set her up. Tired of dating frogs, she decides she wants dinner with a nice guy as a birthday present to herself. Who knows? He might not be so bad.

After losing part of his leg in Afghanistan, Ryan Mitchell lost interest in dating and even worse, the urge to get aroused. He finally gives into his badgering family and decides to go back into the dating world. What better way to do it than to allow his brother and friend to set him up? According to them, he needs the extra help.

Sparks fly between Kayla and Ryan. Each quickly realizes that they want more time with the other. Hours rush past them in a blur. But when Ryan says something that Kayla misinterprets, will this be the end of a great night? Ryan will have to forget his pride and say what’s inside in order to keep her.

Reader Warning: This is a super sexy short that contains: A stubborn war hero, a mouthy Latina, and some incredibly sizzling loving. Your e-reader might need some cooling

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Alexandra Anthony: Ascend

Ascend (The Vampire Destiny Series Book #4)

Waking up as an immortal…
Josephine Anderson awakes as true vampire, leaving her half-human life behind. She has little time to adjust to the change however; her evil father has gone missing and wants nothing more than to destroy her and her vampire mate, Stefan Lifsten. But they have other plans…

Secrets and revelations are revealed…
Josephine and Stefan head back to her childhood home to search for the lost journal her uncle kept – a journal that may unlock Stefan and Josephine’s shared past. While searching, Josephine’s world is once again turned on its axis when she meets Liev Banin, who reveals a long-kept secret that will change everything for Josephine….and her family.

Betrayed…
Still reeling from their discovery, they are rocked to their very core when a trusted friend betrays them…and threatens to destroy them all.

*This is a romantic, erotic book. It contains sexy vampires, graphic language, adult content and situations that aren’t for the faint of heart. Consider yourself warned.*

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Gameboard of the Gods  (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)

Synopsis

In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

Hardcover, 464 pages
 June 4th 2013 by Dutton Adult

My Review

When I think of Richelle Mead I think about her Vampire Academy series. So I’m reading along and think “hmm……hmmm…..OH!” Then I decide to get on Goodreads, and see what this book is about! I think of YA when I think about Mead, but at 9% of the book, I realize this isn’t YA!

When the book first started off, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get into it. It was just the first few pages, nothing big. Then, BAM, here comes the action. The fight instinct from the implant praetorian’s have is awesome!

There was the right amount of action in Gameboard of the Gods. Too little can make a book boring, while too much would make it just seem excessive. I wasn’t completely captivated to the point that I would sit down and not want to quit until the book was finished. It did keep me wanting to come back, I would say one more chapter, but 3 chapters later I would finally put the book down to go about what I was suppose to be doing. This is a book I would definitely recommend to read this year. I did take more time out of my day than usual to read it! I am disappointed that I now have to wait for the release of book 2!

In reading other’s reviews I have noticed that this is a book you love or hate. I do hope others get the enjoyment out of the story as I did!

Happy Reading!

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Irina Argo: Vampire Elite
Vampire Elite, (Vampire Elite Series, Volume 1)

What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?

Is it possible to walk on a razor’s edge and not bleed?

Find out in a new vampire series, Vampire Elite.

Readers’ Favorite reviewers on Vampire Elite:

…You’ve managed to restore my hope in the future of vampire books

…a fascinating read and definitely a book for anyone who loves fantasy, romance and of course vampires.

…a spellbinding novel of action, suspense, romance, and conscience …  character development is superb … the type of book that will make you read all day until you get to the end! It is deliciously addictive!

A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother’s mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.

The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race
and she’s ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.

Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.

Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.

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Mina Carter : Seducing the Sergeant

Seducing the Sergeant

Sexy, lethal, and their boss. Now all they have to do is convince her she belongs to them…

Weredogs, Camden and Rennick, are partners both on and off the battle-field. Hard fighting and hot loving afterwards has created an unbreakable bond between the two men, but when a new combat sergeant is assigned to their unit, it changes everything. Both men want her, they just have to get her on board with that plan.

Combat Sergeant Wynter Ferris has spent years proving she’s not just another admiral’s brat. Genetically patched and with a distinguished service record, she’s as hard as nails and twice as tough as most of the men she leads. Being assigned to a weredog unit, even though she’s human, is proof of command’s faith in her abilities. Either that or the ongoing war means capable sergeants are thin on the ground… But when she meets Camden and Rennick, the rules of her world change.

Can a  soldier with a secret make a relationship with two dogs work? Or will the service and secrets pull them apart?

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Sweet Oblivion Blog Tour

sweet adjective ˈswēt a : pleasing to the mind or feelings
​obliv·i·on noun ə-ˈbli-vē-ən, ō-, ä- 1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
​Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.

Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.

She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

Some secrets are best kept in Oblivion.

Author bio:

Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives and are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sweet Oblivion is the first book they have written together and is the first installment of a series.

Excerpt:

“Please stop provoking Rydan. It’s not helping anything. I need him to like you, and all you’re doing is making things worse.” I tried to explain seriously but couldn’t stop the blush I felt creeping on my neck and cheeks.

“And why’s that exactly?” he asked seductively, leaning in closer. I stood there gazing up at him, mentally waving goodbye to any proper thought.

“Um, what?” I shook my head. “Why’s what exactly?” I asked again in a small voice, wanting to clarify my question. Was he asking why I thought he was making things worse…?

“Why do you need him to like me?” His voice was just above a whisper, making my skin tingle.

Oh. That.

He leaned in closer still, if that were possible, and now that he was just inches from me, my heart completely stopped beating. I could feel electricity running between us, begging me to close the tiny gap that had unforgivably been left open.

“He’s my best friend,” I choked out, struggling to swallow.

“That doesn’t answer my question,” he breathed. He stared into my eyes, and I could feel myself getting lost in the ocean depths that resembled the Pacific. I tried to focus, not understanding his statement. I felt like my answer had been perfectly adequate.

“It doesn’t?” I asked, puzzled.

“No, it doesn’t,” he practically moaned.
And then before I could realize what was going on, his mouth was on mine, and his hands were tangled in my hair.

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Giveaway:

1 paperback signed of Sweet Obilivion by the characters (Nariella, Naminé, Rydan, and Mycah)
3 ebooks of Sweet Obilivion
3 winners will get 1 bookmarks and 1 button (swag)

Ends 30th June 2013

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiever $1.99!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiever

Back in September I posted my review for The Raven Boys, and I am reposting it now. There is a great deal right now on The Raven Boys. Right now Amazon has this ebook on sale for $1.99! Hurry up and get your copy right HERE!!

My Review

Blue, the daughter of a psychic, didn’t receive any of the abilities of her family. Instead she had her own unique ability of amplifying the energy of others.

Every year she goes to Corpse Road with her mother on St. Marks Day. This year she goes with her aunt and it marks the beginning of her journey with the Raven Boys.

The Raven Boys is a wonderful tale. It brings you friendships, adventure, and family. Maggie Stiever knows how to capture your imagination and keep you reading. She keeps me up at night thinking “one more chapter” until it turns into finishing the book!

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