Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Possess My Soul by J.A. Howell


Possess My Soul
Possess Saga # 5
By- J.A. Howell
Expected Publication Date- May 15th, 2014

“Being half-fae I had the ability to sense others' impending deaths. Anomalies. Deaths that didn't have to happen. Sometimes, if I had enough time to get to them, I could stop their deaths. But I never imagined I'd see my own.”

With only a week to go before she gives birth to her daughter Emma, Harley Faye Finley chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice. Trade her life for that of her daughter’s. When the time comes, she’s ready for the inevitable.

But something goes wrong.
Harley survives.
But someone…or something else is in there with her.

As this unknown, malevolent force fights for control, Harley finds herself a prisoner in her own body, and those she loves are now in mortal danger. Will she, Nolan, or anybody else be able to stop it before it’s too late?

Or will the Harley they know and love be lost to them forever?

Blitz: The Witch, The Wolf & The Vampire Book 2 by A.K. Michaels


Title: The Witch, The Wolf , & The Vampire #2
Author: A.K. Michaels
Series: WWV (#2)
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 16 2014
Editions/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
Peri has finally stopped running and found safety with Gabe and Josef ... her Wolf and her Vampire. Now she is getting strong, physically and magically, and she is ecstatic with her two mates. She is not about to let anyone take that away and she surprises even herself with her power.
However, a psycho sect has been hunting her for over six years, and they are closing in. Her own father is the leader of this sect, but she is more than willing to do whatever she can to take him down. Destroy him for everything he is, everything he does, before he does to others what he did to her.
With an ancient Vampire and a powerful Wolf by her side she just can't fail ... can she?


This Book Contains Adult Content!!!!


A K Michaels was born in Scotland quite a number of years ago! She was married at a young age and is a mother to three much loved children. After the birth of her last child she went back to higher education and studied for a year before gaining employment in the banking industry. She worked in that role for a number of years before leaving, both the job and the country.
She lived abroad for a few years before returning to Scotland and finally taking up her dream - writing. 
She is the author of the Defender's Blood series of books and two other series, The Witch, The Wolf and the Vampire and also Sabrina's Vampire, together with a Wolf Erotica Novella, Lori's Wolf. Her books fall into the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre and she loves writing those particular kinds of stories where she can let her imagination run wild!
She now spends her time reading - everything from Sci Fi to Crime, Erotica to Fantasy, Thrillers to Paranormal Romance. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, writing!
She has Twitter, Facebook Page and a Website.

Places to find A.K. Michaels


Places to find The Witch, The Wolf , & The Vampire #2

Monday, April 28, 2014

Review: Waiting For Prince Harry by Aven Ellis

Synopsis-

Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer...Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer. 

The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course. And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down. But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.

Or does it?

Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present? And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it...

Book Links-

Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

My 5* Review-

Disclaimer: I received this book direct from Aven in exchange for nothing more than an honest review.


Meet Kylie Reed. 

Kylie is a 24 year old designer for a Boutique in Boston. She’s got a crush on Price Harry and enjoys spending time by herself dreaming and designing her future. She avoids confrontation, she just wants a quiet life, or so she thinks! ;) She also has a habit of filling out life/personality quizzes in magazines. Even after all the quizzes she’s completed not one ever told her the chance of finding the man of her dreams (well as good as), by falling into his lap; Literally!!

But that said can his man who’s lap she landed on be the man of her dreams? (If Kylie don’t want him I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of readers who would take him off her hands)!! Will her fantasies on Prince Harry be put on ice?? 

Right from the start Waiting For Prince Harry had me, I was sucked into this flirty, fun, addictive and feel good book. Even more so upon the arrival of Harrison!! ;)

I found that I could relate to Kylie in that she was a homebody, she would rather be at home sewing, designing and baking not out clubbing and partying until all hours. (I’m more a stay at home reading, blogging and cooking kinda girl)! Kylie is always planning for her future; but her future never seems to arrive, until Harrison!!

At her brother and Candace’s wedding reception, Kylie is feeling a little suffocated by her mother’s constant nagging at her, so she sneaks off to another one of the bars; a quieter one. An incident with someone else’s foot and her dress causes her to throw her drink all over a stranger as she falls into his lap!! And what a stranger he his!! *swoon*

Harrison... Up to this point red/ginger haired guys have never been my type, but after meeting Harrison I may be tempted to change my mind!! Harrison is sooo.... Wow...!!! He is the perfect gentleman, he’s charming, funny and sexy as hell. He also turns out to be.... (you’ll have to read it yourself to find that out)!!

There is an undeniable chemistry between them immediately and I could feel it coming out the pages. Aven has kept their interactions smart, witty and flirty. Their relationship grows bit by bit. They begin to face everyday problems that most couples experience. Then they must face some bigger more high profile problems too, which for this couple come as standard!

Waiting For Prince Harry made me smile and giggle, at times I felt very nervous too over things that were happening! For me this is a story of love and their desire to be better people together. Aven has made it a fun, feel good, witty and highly addictive journey filled with emotion and care.

Once I started Waiting For Prince Harry I knew that I had to keep reading for as long as possible! I’m definitely looking forward to Aven’s next book. I also liked how Aven had put some references to her book Connectivity in this story too.

If your looking for a feel good romance then I strongly recommend reading Waiting For Prince Harry!

About Aven Ellis-


Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency. 

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.

Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.

Where To Find Aven-

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Orenda by Ruth Silver

ORENDA by Ruth Silver
a Young Adult Fantasy Adventure series
published by Patchwork Press
  Orenda Join forces with a parallel universe. Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can't exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her younger sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.
  Excerpt: Lil stood firm, sword-in-hand, staring at the beast as it flew directly at her. “How do I kill it?” She raised the sword above her head with two hands. Hudson glanced at her. “With what we taught you. The dragon is no different than a man.” “It has wings and is flying at me. I’d say it’s different!”   Ruth Silver author photo About the Author: Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ABERRANT, a young adult dystopian adventure series published by Patchwork Press and Lazy Day Publishing, in 2013. Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005. 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 favorite 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, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. Upcoming works include Royal Reaper, a young adult series about grim reapers, due for release  June 3rd, 2014. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Audio Book Blitz: Daughters Of Zeus Series by Kaitlin Bevis


Persephone
Daughters of Zeus Book #1
By- Kaitlin Bevis
Genre-YA Paranormal

There are worse things than death, worse people too.

The "talk" was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they're a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn't until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

 

Spotlight: Intoxicating Passion by Felicia Tatum

                        

Intoxicating Passion Box Set
By- Felicia Tatum
Publication Date- April 25th, 2014
Genre- New Adult Contemporary Romance

Journey with Korah and Dane in the Intoxicating Passion box set, as they battle their individual demons on the way to finding a way to care for one another.
Korah Daniels is a nineteen-year-old college student dealing with the aftermath of leaving an abusive relationship. After letting down her guard, she meets a sexy guy at a Halloween party, but quickly realizes her past isn’t as far gone as she hoped. Will she be able to run from her abuser? Will she continue to hold her heart dearly or will the mysterious Zorro find a way through?
Dane Davidson is the ultimate playboy, never sticking around for more than one night. When he encounters Angel Eyes, he discovers his heart isn’t as locked up as he imagined. The more he learns of her, the greater he desires her, and wants to protect her. Will Dane be able to let go of his past so he can have a future? Will Korah be the one who makes him want to change?  

The five Intoxicating Passion novelettes take you along with Dane and Korah, as they face the answers to life’s biggest questions.

    

       

Friday, April 25, 2014

Blitz: Amplified by Alexia Purdy


Title: Amplified
Author: Alexia Purdy
Series: A Reign of Blood Novel (#3)
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Lyrical Lit Publishing
Release Date: Mar 25 2014
Edition/Formats It is Available In: eBook (Now) Print (Coming Soon)

Blurb/Synopsis:
Who wants to be the prey in a world full of hunters?
In the aftermath of the end of her world, April Tate decides that it’s high time to leave the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas. After learning the origins of a Zompire Plague remedy, she risks her life to steal the antidote, makes the decision to separate from Jeremy for a while, and joins a small band of new and old comrades on a trip to the Pacific Coast. There they search out a legendary hive of vampires who are more than just wild, blood drinking creatures, they could be the very people she needs to help her.
On a mission to save the last of humanity, April will use the antidote to save some from eternal damnation, but will her decision bring hope for the future or create an ever bigger, unforeseen devastation?

Places to find Amplified :



About The Author:
Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Places to find Alexia:
Amazon Author Page

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Kate Gets Marks by Ronnie Strong

Today I'm helping author Ronnie Strong reveal the new cover of his book Kate Gets Marks. I've read this book and found it quite enjoyable my review can be found here

Synopsis-

For years, Kate has been busy balancing family and career. Having been uninterested in sex for years, she is delighted to find her desires returning. Kate is troubled by her romantic attraction for a work colleague with the same name as her husband, Mark. Kate struggles with the conflict between her beliefs and concerns with her urges. She becomes even more confused after telling her husband of her growing attraction to the other Mark. Her husband tells her to pursue her feelings, even though they love each other. As she explores her wants and hopes through her thoughts and imaginings Kate finds clarity by realising she simply must give in to her irresistible desires. She then surprises and pleases herself by boldly taking the initiative.



Book Links-





Meet The Author-

Ronnie came to writing erotica relatively late in life. He lives with his young family near La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) where he recently completed a PhD. Ronnie is a working parent with a partner and kids. His day job with a government body is a bit of a distraction, but does pay the bills. Ronnie loves music (especially David Bowie) likes going to the football, reading widely, and great movies and television series.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Oracle Of Philadelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan

*Synopsis from Goodreads, Cover from publisher
Synopsis-

Carrie works at a diner in South Philadelphia, dispensing advice to humans and angels wise enough to seek her counsel. But there are some problems that even the best advice can’t solve.

Her latest supplicant, Sebastian, is unique among those who have sought her aid. He sold his soul to a demon in exchange for his sister’s life, but his heart remains pure.

Carrie has lived for millennia with the knowledge that her immortality is due to the suffering of others, and she cannot bear to see another good man damned when it is within her power to prevent it.

In order to renegotiate his contract, Carrie must travel into the depths of hell and parley with the demons that control its pathways. As the cost of her journey rises, Carrie must determine how much she is willing to sacrifice to save one good soul.

Book Links-

Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | Book Depository

My Review-

The Oracle; Carrie, owns a diner in Philadelphia. She disguises her oracle abilities by keeping a psychic around her diner. Carrie is also immortal and soulless! Her soul was sold in a deal made by someone else many years ago, the deal was her soul in exchange for immortality. Over the years Carrie has forged friendships with an Angel; Gabriel and a demon; Bedlam.

She’s in the diner one day when Sebastian walks in and says he’s looking for the oracle. After listening to Sebastian’s deal; his soul for his sister’s life, Carrie decides to try and help him. To find the demon that holds Sebastian’s contract involves some dangerous trips into Hell.

I enjoyed reading The Oracle of Philadelphia. Due to the amount information being given surrounding the character relationships and the world building I found the start to be a little slow, but the pace does pick up and when it does the slightly slower start was soon forgotten as I was sucked deeper into the world with Carrie!

Elizabeth Corrigan uses flashbacks to show the background information surrounding Carrie and how it ties in to the current situation. There is a fair amount of jumping back and forth between Carrie’s past and present, but Elizabeth has done this well so it limits the confusion.

The characters are all well thought out. I like Carrie and did enjoy reading about her life. I found Bedlam to be amusing, his personality brings a spot of humour to the story and for that alone he is my favourite at the minute.

Overall The Oracle of Philadelphia is well written and crafted. The story is different and interesting. I’m looking forward to giving book two a read!!


If you enjoy fantasy books complete with Angels and Demons I recommend giving this a blast.

About The Author-


Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters.

She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.

Author Links-

GoodreadsWebsite | Twitter | Facebook

Friday, April 18, 2014

Katie Salidas Street Team Signups!!



I've had an exciting couple of weeks! I'm proud to announce that I’ve been working with one of my all time favorite authors; Katie Salidas. To set up and run her street team; Katie’s Paranormal Posse. Keep reading for the details of the street team and the signup form.

SO....

Are you a blogger? Do you run a Facebook page? Are you a Twitter aficionado? We're looking at you, yeah you! Have you read any of Katie's books? Did you love them? Do you want more? If you answered yes to any of the above, especially that last bit, then we want you! Interested in signing up? Keep reading for the details on this group and how to sign up. What’s a Street team, you ask? It’s a group of amazing readers who love to chat online about books, host book tours, tweet about giveaways, and connect with the authors they love. And that’s what Katie’s Paranormal Posse is all about. As members of the team either myself or Katie will contact you from time to time with details of events; like book sales, cover reveals and future release dates, all we ask is from you is that you help to promote these events and my books! You can use whichever sites you already have whether its a blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram etc. Try link back to me or Katie whenever you share a link.

Street Team members receive special incentives for actively being part of the team. 
These include:


● Access to Katie Salidas’ inner circle: Facebook group for the team,
● Exclusive Street Team Giveaways,
● Exclusive Street Team Teasers
● Signed Swag
● ARC Review opportunities

So you still want to be a part of this awesome street team? Then just fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past by Paul Cude

Synopsis-

Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past is an adventure story children and adults alike will love, about the present day world in which dragons disguised as humans have infiltrated the human race at almost every level, to guide and protect them. 

Three young dragons in their human guises become caught up in an evil plot to steal a precious commodity, vital to the dragon community. How will the reluctant hero and his friends fare against an enemy of his race from far in the past? 

Fascinating insights into the dragon world are interspersed throughout the book. Ever wondered how dragons travel below ground at almost the speed of sound? Or how they use magical mantras to transform their giant bodies into convincing human shapes? 

In an action packed adventure that features both human and dragon sports, you'll get a dragon-like perspective on human social issues and insight into what to do if you meet a giant spider grinning at you when you're wearing nothing but your smile! 

You'd be flamin' mad to miss it.

Book Links-



My Review-

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review, nothing more, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

In Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past we meet Peter Bentwhistle. Peter is a dragon/human; he is a dragon who can shift into a human. Peter lives amongst the other dragons in a society hidden from humans. He stumbles upon a plot that could destroy the dragon/human relationship as evil forces try to impose their will.

This book for me was a great take on dragons. I love how Paul has come up with the idea of a Dragon society that is hidden from humans but is also helping to guide humanity; as it evolves and progresses. I found this to be an interesting perspective. I also like how the dragons can shift into human form so that they can mingle with other humans.

Paul has done a great job of creating some fantastic dragon lands, it seems quite clear that Paul has spent time and effort creating detail. The adventure is both believable and entertaining too. There is a great cast of characters, and the antagonist; Manson, plays his part well, even I didn't like him!

I enjoyed reading this book it was a refreshing change in both Paul's take on dragons and from my current reading pile.

I think that Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past will appeal to both adults and younger readers too, even more so if your a lover of dragons.


About The Author-

Paul Cude was born in Southampton, Hampshire in 1968. As a small child he moved to Salisbury, and as a much older child (12) developed a fanatical interest in playing hockey - something he is still obsessed about to this very day, or so his eldest daughter claims, as she’s dragged to hockey training on cold, winter Sunday mornings. A photocopier, fax and printer engineer up until 8 years ago, redundancy allowed him the privilege of becoming a full time house husband, watching and shaping his two fantastic children as they progress in life. Married to a beautiful wife, he likes nothing more than days out with her and the children. On the odd occasion that free time presents itself, he likes playing hockey, taking computers apart (sometimes even putting them back together again, occasionally successfully) and of course, writing.

Paul says, “The completion of this book wouldn’t have come about if not for the patience and understanding of my wife and two children. If not for them I would have failed at least a dozen times over. My wife particularly deserves thanks for her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm, and for putting up with me asking her all sorts of silly questions at all sorts of silly times of the day and night. Rachel, Jaina and Poppy, thank you. I’m the luckiest man alive to have such a wonderful wife and children. I love you with all of my heart.”

Since the start of 2011, Paul has been working in a wonderful school as a Teaching Assistant, a job he enjoys more than any he has ever had. He hopes to continue in this role for a very long time.

Author Links-



Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Complication by Katie Salidas

So Today I'm sharing my love of the fantastic author Katie Salidas. Complication is the second book in the Chronicles Of The Uprising and is released on April 14th. I got my copy directly from Katie in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. I have to say I Love everything about this book!! I can't wait for book 3!!!

Synopsis-

Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary. 
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all.  Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator. 
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders. 
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.



My 5* Review-

Complication sends us right back to where Dissension left us!


Mira and the 3 human companions have headed west towards the coast, in search of a place Mira isn't even sure exists. On their search for Sanctuary they run into a pack of wolf shifters. The alpha of this pack: Stryker certainly knows how to make an entrance:
"Before she could finish her sentence a lone naked man appeared from behind some large boulders and walked unabashedly toward her." (location 358 kindle).
Stryker tells Mira that indeed Sanctuary does exist and that it is the home of the Otherkin. Mira asks for sanctuary for her and her 3 companions. She is told that no humans are allowed near let alone into Sanctuary; Caldera Grove. Mira decides that she wants to plead her case to the Council of Caldera Grove, but to do this she must temporarily leave her 3 companions behind and follow Stryker into the heart of Caldera Grove.

Once there Mira has a decision to make. She must decide between her dreams of freedom and her companions who have risked everything to help her get this far. What will she choose??

I totally LOVED this book! Which is no surprise as I LOVED Dissension too.

This continued in the same manner and style as book 1, a gritty page turner. Mira is still being hunted by the humans from the Iron Gate.

The characters are growing and developing as the story unfolds. 

Mira is still as ballsy as she was when we first meet her if not more so, in this instalment she seems to allow her personal boundaries to be pushed a little further. Mira appears to have a little more emotion breaking through her hard, bad-ass warrior exterior! 

Lucian tries to be a little braver than he was in book 1. He doesn't appear to feature as much in this book and I'm still with holding my judgement of him for the time being. There were a couple of times in Complication when I felt that Lucian maybe harbouring some feelings for Mira.

And Stryker... Wow!!... What a man/wolf! What a way to make an entrance, he definitely made a lasting impression on me!! The mental image that my mind created from Katie's words... Yummy!!!

For me Katie has done it again, she has created and written another fantastic book which had me hooked from the synopsis. Once I begun reading the book I was pulled further and further into both Mira's mind and her world.

I can't wait for book 3!! :)

If your a fan of Katie's other books and a fan of vampire or shifter books then I strongly recommend Complication; but only AFTER you've read Dissension.

Complication for me was definitely a WHOOPING 5 STARS!!!!

About The Author-

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

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Guest Post: Resistance Blog Tour by Jena Leigh


Resistance 
(The Variant Series, #2)
Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis- 
Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—but even that won’t get her out of finishing her junior year of high school.

The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy-haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated.

Declan’s new job? Watch over Alex while she’s at school and do everything in his power to keep her from losing control. But as sparks of every kind begin flying between Alex and her new bodyguard, she's left feeling more unstable than ever.

When avoiding her abilities results in a surprise visit from her parents’ killer, Alex’s worlds collide with a bang that nearly levels Bay View High.

With her freedom now squarely in the Agency’s crosshairs, Alex will be faced with the fight of her life… and a decision that could forever alter the course of her destiny.

Check out on Goodreads!
Purchase on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!



MAKE SURE TO ALSO CHECK OUT:

REVIVAL
(The Variant Series, #1)

Synopsis-
Possessing the uncanny ability to fry a television set from twenty paces can really wreck a girl’s social life.

If you’re looking for proof, just ask sixteen-year-old Alexandra Parker. After catching her boyfriend in the arms of the prettiest girl in school, she made the journey from social elite to social pariah in a haze of electricity and exploding electronics. But finding herself at the bottom of Bay View High’s social hierarchy was nothing compared to the shock of discovering who—and what—she really is.

After being zapped out of a burning bookstore by the mysterious Declan—a hero nearly as handsome as he is infuriating—Alex finds herself under the protection of the powerful Grayson family. It’s through them that she learns the truth: that the world she’s always known is nothing like it appears to be... and that she has far more in common with them than she might want to believe.

Now, on the run from a fire-wielding hit man and a secretive government organization, Alex must navigate a strange and treacherous new world filled with superhuman mutants known as Variants. As she begins to unravel the many secrets of her family’s past, she uncovers the real reason for her parents’ death twelve years earlier—and finds out that the threat to her family, and to everyone she cares about, is still dangerously real.

Check out on Goodreads!

Purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Guest Post-

The Beginning and End of It All  
By Author Jena Leigh 
  
Want to know a secret? 
I rarely know what I’m doing. 
When it comes to the beginnings and endings of my novels, I usually only have a vague notion of what needs to happen before the words are written.  
Working on a series, it’s necessary to have at least a rudimentary outline of the overarching plot—a basic understanding of where it is your characters are headed in the subsequent novels. In truth, however, even that rickety framework of upcoming events can be twisted and reshaped as you go along.  
One of my favorite things about writing is the surprise that comes along with the revelation of plot twists that I never saw coming.  
As a writer, I’m what you’d call a “pantser” in that I tend to fly by the seat of my pants as I write my novels. I let my characters tell me what needs to happen, scene by scene, and do my best to let the plot evolve naturally out of their actions and decisions. I take delight in being just as surprised as my readers are by what comes next. 
Because of that, I do my best to keep the framework of my series as flexible as possible. The ending of Resistance was only loosely fixed in my mind as I wrote the book—and even then, it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d planned. For me, it helps to be able to roll with the punches. When I try to write by a rigid outline, I find myself fighting to make scenes work, even if I don’t particularly like them.  
Another lesson I learned early on was to write for myself. Whenever I write with a particular audience in mind, it always comes out feeling forced. If you sit down to write a novel in the hopes of pleasing everyone, more often than not, you won’t please anyone. 
Write about what you like. Even if it doesn’t connect with everyone, if you write from the heart about something you enjoy, I promise your words will find their audience.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR-

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Jena Leigh spent ten years in the mountains of North Carolina before returning home to the lightning capital of North America. A shameless geek, she loves bad sci-fi movies, Skittles, writing cracktastic e-mails to friends and taking shenanigan-filled road trips to faraway concerts. She has a degree in English from Appalachian State University. REVIVAL is her first novel.

Where to Find Jena- 
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April 14

TeamNerd Reviews (Tour Page/Resistance Week Special on TeamNerd)
Pink Fluffy Hearts (Book Review, Resistance)
Relaxed Reads (Guest Post)
Every Free Chance Book Review (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
Mom in Love With Fiction (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

April 15

Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street (Guest Post)
The Book Addict (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)

April 16

Bookwyrming Thoughts (Guest Post)
Book Bliss (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Author Interview)
Once Upon a YA Book (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Top Ten List)

April 17

Kindle and Me (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
The Phantom Paragrapher (Book Review, Revival)
Musings of a Writing Reader (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek + Guest Post)

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Indy Book Fairy (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
Dazzled By Books (Book Spotlight + Author Interview)

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Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
Geeky Chiquitas (Book Review, Revival)

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Lili Lost in a Book (Book Spotlight + Sneak Peek)
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