Monday, April 25, 2016

Spotlight: The Ballerina And The Revolutionary by Carmilla Voiez



~Blurb~

Vivienne realizes she is dying. All she wants to do is see her daughter Giselle one last time and apologise. But Giselle no longer exists and it is Crow, a gender-queer anarchist, who returns to a family home that is plagued by ghosts and violent memories.

With the help of a shaman ze met in a dream, Crow unravels terrifying family secrets, hoping to find closure at last. But can anyone survive the shadows that lurk behind these fairy tales?
 





~Book Links~

Amazon UK | Amazon US



~About The Author~

Carmilla Voiez is a new voice in the world of horror and dark fantasy. Her imagery harks back to the writings of Clive Barker and H P Lovecraft, but her voice is uniquely female. A varied diet of feminism and activism, a deep love of horror and a fascination with the Goth aesthetic created the creature of darkness we find today. Her books are both extraordinarily personal and universally challenging. As Jef Rouner of Houston Press once said - "You do not read her books, you survive them."

Carmilla lives in North East Scotland and finds inspiration in the wildlife, castles and desolate places that surround her. She lives with her two children, tom cat, and a poet, by the sea.

Carmilla's short stories can be found in a number of anthologies, including Klarissa Dreams. Her first novel "The Ballerina and the Revolutionary" is available for Kindle and in paperback, and her horror classic "The Starblood Trilogy" is being rereleased on May 21 2016. The Starblood Trilogy is currently being reimagined as a graphic novel with art by Anna Dmitrieva, and a complete collection of her short stories is due to follow in 2017.

~Places To Find Carmilla~

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads
 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: Road Back To Us by Kira Adams

~Book Info/Synopsis~
 
After leaving for Twisted Tour, Peyton Lane thought her relationship with Jace Austin was stronger than ever, but she was wrong. Tabloids and magazine gossip took center stage, and their relationship took a back seat. So, she did what any logical young adult would do: she moved on.

Moving on is easier said than done, especially when it comes to Jace. He knows Peyton is his soulmate. He’s known it all along. He let her slip through his fingers once before, but he won’t do it again. This time he’s playing for keeps.




 


 
 
 
 
 
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~My Review~
 
Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
 
The Road Back To Us continues Peyton and Jace's story. As we rejoin these two they are doing different things; Jace is away filming and Peyton is playing with her band; romantically Peyton and Jace are no longer together, thanks to the media, Jace's manager and a whole heap of not communicating.
 
As the title suggests this book is about the two of them attempting to get back together. But can they?
 
Road Back To Us is full of crazy! Crazy emotions, crazy events, crazy people and a whole lot of hope.
 
Peyton and Jace are amazing characters. As their careers are continuing to progress they both have to deal with the struggles that accompany their chosen career paths, it's not just the media that bring problems.
 
The story is smooth and well paced. As a reader you are dropped back into Peyton and Jace's lives with great ease and are held there until the very end.
 
Kira Adams has successfully managed to write another amazing book which shows her natural talent for writing. There is a whole heap of emotion to be felt in this book, there are twists and turns that keep you guessing. I think that this is a great addition to the Foundation Series.
 
I'm looking forward to Kira's next book.
 
 
 
~About The Author~

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.


She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.
 
 

 
~Places To Find The Author~
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Review: Christmas With The Houstons by D. Kelly

~Book Info/Synopsis~
 
Jake and April’s long-awaited delivery date is getting closer by the day. After thirteen years together, they are finally going to be parents. This should be the most exciting time of their lives except they are now faced with obstacles they never imagined.

Jake Houston is at his wits end and is taking it out on his wife. Work is a nightmare ever since his brother, Connor, joined the family business. As excited as he is to finally become a father, the stresses of day to day life are really bringing him down. When April drops a bombshell on him and tries to bring her work into their home life, it’s what he’s always dreamed of and his biggest nightmare all at once.

April Houston loves her husband with all her heart and knows he’s struggling. She wants to make things easier for him but oversteps some major boundaries in the process. Can Jake and April’s love conquer her major misstep? Or will this couple realize marriage isn’t all they thought it would be and throw in the towel?

Come celebrate Christmas with your favourite Acceptance Series characters and find out.
 
 
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~My Review~
 
Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
 
Christmas With The Houstons is the end of the Acceptance Series and is the story of April and Jake. If you haven't read the other books in this series you really need to.
 
April and Jake are married and are soon to become parents. As we all know a HEA doesn't happen straight after marriage, and Christmas With The Houstons focuses on that. It shows that marriage has it's own issues and that a marriage needs work and compromises to make it work.
 
After reading everyone else's stories in this series I was glad to finally read April and Jake's story too. These two have grown so much throughout this series, both together and as individuals too.
 
D. Kelly has continued to create an amazing world for her story to unfold in. The way D. Kelly writes sucks the reader deep into the lives of her characters. She allows you to feel the emotions and feel apart of the events.
 
I feel as though this was a fitting end to this series and I'm sad to be saying goodbye to such a great set of characters. I am however looking forward to seeing what D. Kelly creates next.
 
 
~About The Author~


I'm a wife, a mom, and a dog lover. I'm also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme any day better. I’m the author of The Acceptance Series and Chasing Cassidy with more books soon to come.
multi-tasker, and my kids’ biggest fan in anything they do. I’m married to my high school sweetheart... how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is a bitch who slaps back hard and mean people suck. I'm California born and raised, and I love the beach but hate the sand. And, of course, I believe Starbucks makes
 

 
~Places To Find The Author~
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Review: Running In The Dark by Inger Iversen

~Book Details/Synopsis~

Running in the Dark
In the Dark #1
By- Inger Iversen
Genre- New Adult Paranormal Romance

Known as Trace to his enemies and friends, this lethal Dhampir leaves no trace of his victims behind.

The life of deadly Russian slayer, Trace, has always revolved around death and preventing humankind from learning about the legendary creatures of the night. But now his position as a Watcher has become a prison, and dealing death for the Nation isn’t as prestigious as he once believed it to be.

College dropout Bessina Darrow has witnessed things she isn’t permitted to see, a simple case of wrong place at the wrong time puts her life in danger. When Bessina becomes his new mark, Trace is prepared to eliminate her—until he discovers a way out for them both.

Protecting Bessina means defying the leaders of the Nation, an act that has them both running for their lives. The more Trace fights to disappear from danger, the more he unravels the secrets surrounding his world of lore—secrets he must unveil to finally save a life, instead of destroy it.



   



~My Review~

Running In The Dark takes us into Bessina's world. After her friends abandoning her Bessina is about to leave everything behind and head to Ohio to live with her Aunt. That is until she unwittingly witnesses the deaths of 2 vampires.

Trace is a watcher, he either watches the death of vampires or is sent out to kill them. Trace's latest target is none other than Bessina, because she witnessed the vampire deaths at the docks.

However the events that transpire next caused Trace to end up protecting Bessina and be running from his boss instead.

Bessina has had a real struggle so far. Her friends had turned their backs on her and she had been sexually assaulted too.
Trace is a dhampir; half human, half vampire; he is able to be in sunlight but he also needs blood to survive.

Running In The Dark is fresh and innovative; it is a different take on vampires and humans. It was an easy read and I became immersed within a few pages. The characters are realistic and believable, they interact incredibly well with each other and with the reader too.

The author has put both thought and care into writing this story as it is clear from the way it reads. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Running In The Dark and I'm looking forward to the next book by Inger Iversen that I read.

 

~About the Author~
 
Inger Iversen  lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree boyfriend, Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

~Links~
 



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Release Blitz: The Foundation Series by Kira Adams


 

~Book Info~
 
Genres: Young adult, New adult, Contemporary romance

The Foundation Series is a 3-book box set that dives into the world of musicians, movie stars, fame, and more to tell the stories of two characters: Peyton & Jace.

Pieces of Me is Peyton's story, and it is not going to be butterflies and roses. It is going to be difficult, it's going to be hard, but it will be real.

The Fighter is Jace's story, and what a story it is. Follow Jace as he finds his inner strength to stand up for himself and the ones he loves.

The Road Back to Us is their combined stories. Will they be able to find their way back to one another or will they go their separate ways?

The Foundation series by Kira Adams - The real, the raw, the gritty. 
 
 
 
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~Books in the Series~
 

 

 

 

 
~About Kira Adams~

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.



~Places To Find Kira~

Monday, April 11, 2016

Blitz: Killer Pursuit Allison McNeil # 2 By- Jeff Gunhus


Killer Pursuit
Allison McNeil # 2
By- Jeff Gunhus
Genre-Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

When a secret webcam is found in the Georgetown bedroom of a murdered high-society call girl, everyone in Washington, DC wants the recording...especially the killer.  
After a high-society call girl is brutally murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is a webcam with an encrypted connection...and no-one knows who's on the other end. Whoever has the recordings has embarrassing leverage against some of the most powerful men in DC, not to mention a video of the murder showing the identity of the killer. 

FBI Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder because of the murder's similarity to a case she worked a year earlier. Allison knows the most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but rumors that the victim's client list may include some of Washington's most powerful men makes her doubt the director's motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she's not the only one pursuing the recording...but that the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.