Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blog Tour: That Old Flame of Mine

Title: That Old Flame of Mine
Author: J.J. Cook
Series: Book 1 of a Sweet Pepper Mystery Series
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0425252048

Release Date: April 2nd, 2013

NO MATCH FOR MURDERAfter knocking the lights out of her boyfriend when she catches him cheating on her, Chicago fire fighter Stella Griffin hops on her Harley and heads for Sweet Pepper, Tennessee, where she ends up becoming the small town’s fire chief. When her dear friend Tory Lambert dies after her gingerbread-style house is set ablaze, Stella suspects arson and foul play.

As Stella investigates, she gets help from a most unlikely source—the ghost of Eric Gamlyn, Sweet Pepper’s old fire chief. And if that isn’t enough to rattle her, attractive police officer John Trump seems to have taken an interest in her. But Stella’s got to stay focused if she hopes to smoke out a killer before her own life is extinguished.
My Thoughts:

Again I'm finding myself slowly becoming a fan of cozies. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The start was a bit of a slow burn (no pun intended) but once it got going it was a fun read! Stella is a great character. She's strong, smart, and interesting. I liked her no nonsense way of stepping up and getting things moving. She's the kind of female character that I like to read!

Every second of this book is a delight! I really liked how well each character was written too! The best I think was the ghost, Gamlyn. He's such a nice guy..erm dead guy!

This is the first book in the series and I think it does a great job at setting up the stage for some really fun books!

Tour Stops:
April 1, 2013 – Girl Lost in a Book
April 2, 2013 – Shelley Reads & Reviews &
Dru’s Book Musings
April 3, 2013 – Saph’s Book Blog
April 4, 2013 – Brooke Blogs
April 5, 2013 – Melina the Reader
April 6, 2013 – Thoughts in Progress
April 7, 2013 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews & Boeklogboek

Blog Tour: Grim

Paranormal Crime Thriller Date Published: 9/1/12 

 Grim is a complex, gritty, and often gory tale which follows a series of grisly murders in Prairieville. The blood trail leads to a reclusive millionaire Heath Grim, who wears a mask to hide his war scars from the world, but he harbors a darker secret on the inside. Virtuous detective Adam White almost always gets his man, but he's haunted by the one case he's never closed - his wife's murder. When White is pushed to the limits of his sanity from a rising body count and a criminal kingpin who has turned crooked cops and corrupt politicians against him, will he be able to collar the killer? Or will a plot to tarnish his image and the killer's information on a common enemy turn White into the type of man he's hunted throughout his law enforcement career?

Author Bio:
Joseph Spencer is the author of the Sons of Darkness series launched by his debut novel, Grim, on September 1, 2012. Work on his second book of the series, Wrage, is already underway and is expected to be released some time in 2013. 


The Sons of Darkness is a series of paranormal crime thrillers following investigations into mysterious deaths in the central Illinois city of Prairieville. Home of the notorious serial killer, The Reaper, Prairieville has had a history of violence centered on an ongoing feud between the Marino and Black organized crime families. When bodies start showing up again at the abandoned Marino State Hospital, many fear the Reaper has returned. The people of Prairieville are about to find out their problems stem from a supernatural source which has lurked in secret for decades. 


As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deductive logic of Sherlock Holmes, the heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for the tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer. 

Before Joseph took to spinning his own tales, he pursued a career in print sports journalism, graduating with honors from Clinton (IL) High School in 1996 and summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2000. He covered such events as NASCAR’s Subway 500 race in Martinsville, the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago, the Junior College World Series, and Minor League Baseball’s Midwest League All-Star Game during a ten-year career throughout the Midwest. Now, he works as an emergency telecommunications specialist with an Illinois police department. The combination of years of writing experience with a background working with law enforcement professionals gave rise to his writing aspirations. 

Joseph was married Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph and Amy look forward to their honeymoon in Paris in September 2012. Murphy, a 15-year-old orange tabby, is perhaps the most vocal member of the family. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from The Princess Bride, Rain Man, Bridesmaids, and Office Space.
Twitter: josephspencer00

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My Thoughts:
This was a very busy book, and I don't mean that in a bad way. There was a TON going on. Yes, at first I was a little lost, but it didn't take me long to get into the swing of things. I'm so glad that I didn't give up! This book is a masterpiece of mystery/crime genre! It really is! The characters and story are so complex that I would have to write a book just to review this book! It's really that good!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantansie & giveaway!

MADE TO FORGET by Samantha LaFantasie

There’s something that lies within my memory. Hidden in the dark. Something that can kill me and those that I love. But I was in an accident, covered in mystery and deception. And my memory…was lost. There are those who want me to remember. I don’t trust them.  And those I do trust…are fighting for me to forget.

Elsabetha Ellery wants to get her memory back, even if it kills her.

After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but. And those who are her true friends keep themselves unseen.

Stuck with piecing together her broken memories alone, Elsa struggles with having faith in those she trusts and heeding the warnings of the dangers in recovering her memory. Ignoring them, she faces heavy consequences. Ones she doesn’t see until it’s too late, and a life is lost.

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A Kansas native, Samantha spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers but she only took up writing seriously a few years ago. Among her writing credentials, she’s a board member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has founded her own critique group lovingly named The Fighting Hamsters.

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Blog Tour: Aurora Sky

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1
Publication: December 9th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.

Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?

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Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She is the author of the Spellbound Trilogy and upcoming Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. Nikki married Sebastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

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My Thoughts:
Geez, Louise! This book was awesome! Aurora is quite a gal! I liked that she was kick ass, AND kind of dumb about some things. She doesn't just ease right on into the deal, but stumbles a bit and slowly finds her way. I LOVED that! Aurora is kind of a bit like Buffy in the way that she does her job, but still tries to do things her own way.

(Also, Don't think that the name Joss got by me. I knew what you were aiming for Ms. Jefford! All hail King Joss!)

Anyhoodles, don't get me started on how yummy Fane is. I kinda got a blend of Angel and Spike all mixed into one, which would normally feel a bit cheap, but in this case it's done oh so right! I liked his mix of bad boy with a heart of gold, cliche, but did I mention he was yummy? Yeah, I'm gonna stick with that one!

Dante is fun. I can't wait to find out more about him. I seriously am hoping for a deelightful little love triangle...but I'll settle for a sharp witted, funny, and slightly snarky older brother type. :) I'm flexible that way!

This book was gobbled up rather quickly and with a silly satisfied grin on my face! I cannot wait for the next book! WISHLISTED!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Guilty Innocent

The Guilty Innocent is the second novel of the Darkness Chronicles Series.

In this installment, Darian, the gorgeous, charismatic and charming master vampire of Chicago is framed for a crime he didn't commit, but why? His lover, Xavier, Natasha and a few others must travel halfway across the world to find out who and why before time runs out and all hell breaks loose!

Original, sexy and gritty, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget!

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About Author D.N. Simmons

D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, billiards, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies. She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She has won "Author of the Month" at Warrior of Words. She was voted "New Voice of Today" at Romance Reviews and "Rising Star" at Love Romance and More.

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This is a very good length story and the author has put a lot of thought into the creation of a complex plot and well written characters.   There is humor, angst, anger and tenderness between all the characters that gives the book a well rounded feel.  Diane @ Turning Back the Clock

The Guilty Innocent was an excellent read. It's packed with action, passion and vivid characters.
If you love the supernatural genre, you'll enjoy The Guilty Innocent. Jessi @ Mamas Got Flair

The Guilty Innocence is an addicting, sexy, mystery that's very hard to put down.  D.N. Simmons crafts a fast paced world where the supernatural works and plays in one of my favorite cities, Chicago.  ~Jen @ The Crafty Cauldron

What more can you ask for than shapeshifters and vampires. Wouldn't life be divine stuck in a love triangle with 2 hot vampires. Lisa @Mommy Reads too Much

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Promo: In the Bones

Date Published: March 2013

Welcome to Albertsville: Population 400…and falling.

When Ryan Cassidy claims a house left to him by his estranged grandparents, he becomes tangled in the mystery of a town crushed by a deadly secret spanning generations.

The town's power core, which includes the reeve, his council members, and the local police, smother opposition with deceit, brutality and fear. They will stop at nothing to keep the horror they've committed buried. 

A severe winter storm leaves Albertsville snowbound—a trap only the dead can hope to flee—and Ryan becomes a liability that must be silenced at any cost.

The answers to the town’s mystery and its salvation are hidden...In the Bones.

Virtual Book Tour March 18 - March 31

March 18 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
March 20 - The Book Faery Reviews - PROMO
March 22 - Mallory Heart Reviews - Review
March 23 - Andi's Book Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 24 - Crazed Mind - Review
March 25- Mythical Books - PROMO
March 26- Gimme The Scoop Reviews- PROMO
March 27- My Cozie Corner - Review
March 28- Must Read Faster - PROMO
March 29- Bean Counting Mommy - Review
March 30- Fictional Reality - Review
March 31- RABT Reviews - Review

Renee Miller

Renee Miller is a freelance writer living in Tweed, Ontario. Small town life is busy, but she’s managed to sandwich a book or two between the demands of housewifery and hiding from the neighbors.
Bitten by the writing bug at the tender age of nine or ten (she can't recall those years as clearly anymore) Renee has forever had a story building in her head. It wasn't until 2009 that she considered turning her passion into a serious endeavor. She has several completed novels she prefers to call "almost published" and many more awaiting their chance to be polished enough for public consumption. 
Last year she co-founded On Fiction Writing, a website for writers, created by writers. IN THE BONES is her first published novel. AND 

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“I don’t have no intention of being friends with you, Mr. Cassidy. You can save that cocky little grin for another female. One that falls for that sort of thing. I just wanted to say something, so it’s clear and we can go on about our lives without any trouble. You understand what I’m saying, Mr. Cassidy?” She spoke his name as though it tasted foul on her lips.
Well shit.
Audrey kept her face averted, focused on wiping her hands.
Back to the woman Ryan smiled again. “All right. I’m all ears.”
“I know your type and I don’t like it. I don’t like the problems you’re causing already. You think you can come in here and charm everyone with your baby face and that butter-won’t-melt smile, but you’re wrong. What was that bullshit at the meeting? Trouble, that’s what. Some of us have a brain in our head and we remember where you come from. Your mother was a conniving little slut and your father no better than a pedophile. White trash. That’s what you are. Melvin and Rachel used their money to gain respect. Cassidys always did feel they were better than anyone. I don’t care if your great granddaddy helped found this town; none of them were worth shit. Lord knows there was nothing about your parents that’s respectful. Weren’t even married.”
Audrey choked and sputtered. Grabbing her beer she swigged down half the bottle before she set it down. She still didn’t look at Ryan.
He raised an eyebrow at the woman, startled at the outburst. “I’m sorry you feel that way, ma’am. I’m afraid I can’t speak for my father or my grandparents as I didn’t know them and I have to give you the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps they were all jackasses, I don’t know. But I can speak for my mother, and I’ll politely ask that you never let her name pass your lips again. I promise you won’t have to tolerate my cocky smile or charm if you do.”

Promo: Innovera Yakov

YA Fantasy
Date Published: 2/14/13

Innovera Yakov is a beautiful world of crystals that turns under five moons and two brilliant suns that never set. Flitters take care of domestic chores while Starbirds and Starflies soar through the never-ending sunlight of this crystalline world. The Circle of Knowing decides their fate; the forbidden forests of the Dimmer Zone swallow trespassers. And at the very edges of Innovera Yakov there is the terrifying watery darkness of Verheer. 

We meet Ayana, the healer and lonely outcast with her scarred face; Vinton, her protector (or is he her imaginary friend?); Gamma and Blu Tara, the beautiful, fiery twins who can kill with one look. These twins are important characters in the book. They could hardly be more different from each other. Krave, beloved by Gamma, hated by Blu Tara, ‘tall and upright as a polished spear with a beautiful crop of golden hair that cascaded down his back in waves’; his ‘brother’ Skylar, pure trouble with ‘muscles on his arms and legs that stood out in lumps’; Ryder with his crystal spear, forever seeking Ayana’s approval although she, refusing to believe she's worth it, can only wonder, ‘What does he see in me?’ And Ice, mysterious, dangerous, murderous with eyes like bright furnaces who feeds on Innoverans. These young Innoverans are often haunted by a forgotten past recalled only in strange dreams. They form friendships, make enemies and face constant physical and emotional challenges that test them to their limits. They have amazing powers; they can fly, they can communicate through 'thought-words', their minds can travel to other worlds. They harbour secrets.

But life is not easy on Innovera Yakov and the young Beings must live in constant fear of Blu Tara; ‘What I want, I have. What I can’t have, I destroy.’ They find that the great powers they are gifted with are nothing compared to the dangers they face. They must shelter from Solar-storms. To fall in love is dangerous. Lovers long to combine to become stronger, better Beings but it can go terribly wrong and when that happens they perish. Their survival is further threatened by Ice, who consumes Innoverans and holds both Blu Tara and Ayana in his control.

Everyone seeks a partner with whom they can ‘merge.’ This desire to ease the passage through life by joining forces with a true companion, is one of the main themes of the story. Love for Blu Tara, is a terrible thing. She tells her sister, ‘It is a curse. You will scoop out your core and abandon it just to have the Being that you love... You will steal another person’s life force if it makes it easier to get it. You will kill or die for it. And you’ll hate yourself for the weakness that it brings on you.'

They are told that they must embark on 'The Journey', this journey will be more terrifying than any of them could imagine and a strong leader must be elected from their midst. They are shocked to discover who that leader is, none more so than the chosen one herself. Many of them will perish as they make their way through the watery darkness of Verheer while battling the army of underworld warriors bent on destroying and consuming them.

Finally, diminished in strength and numbers, they reach their journey’s end only to learn the final brutal truth.


Blu Tara stared her sister in the face. ‘Let me tell you what you don't know about love, Gamma. It is a curse. You will scoop out your core and abandon it just to have the Being that you love. You will steal another person's life force if it makes it easier to get it. You will abandon the world you have been cradled in, betray everything and everyone you care for. You’ll give up your name for it.’
Blu Tara's voice went soft and dreamy. ‘You will gladly close your eyes and embrace the world of darkness. You will kill or die for it. And you will hate yourself for the weakness that it brings on you. So don’t talk to me about love.’
Gamma shook her head. ‘You're not making sense,’ Blu Tara. ‘You talk as if... I’m the one who should be upset about all this.’
Blu Tara lifted her hand dismissively. She pointed a hot finger at Gamma. ‘Anyway don’t forget what we are.’
'And what are we?’ Gamma glared at her..
'Different. Strange. Something to be frightened of. Two Beings that can fuse and burn everything to ashes. That's the way they all see us down there. That's what the Stardog wants from you - the powers you possess.
‘I hate them all. With their suspicious, shiny faces and their empty games. I hate that Voice which drones on and on at us in the Learning Dome as soon as we've finished resting.
Innoverans! All those perfect, pretty Beings; they remember nothing — it’s the curse of this shallow, shining world. Tell me, Gamma - what do you remember of the world we come from before your Odors Apeno dumped us here?’
Gamma swung around to face her sister fully. ‘Blu Tara! What's got into you? Where’s all that coming from? I've never heard you speak like that before. This is about Krave and I- not you!’
Krave and you - don't make me laugh. And, oh! Here’s a big difference — between you and I this time, Twin Sister. It’s the answer to your question that you brought me up here to ask.’ Blu Tara mimicked Gamma's soft and musical voice, Why do you want to kill Krave?
Here's the answer, Gamma. I will do whatever I have to do to save myself. I'm the half of you that's not like you. I don't have a weeping heart. Now I'm out of here. I need my Rest.

Author Bio:
Kia Garriques studied writing and English literature at University and has been a published short story writer since 2009. Her first story “The Invisible Alien Watcher” was published by Micro Horror in 2009 and reprinted by Pill Hill Press in 2011. Innovera Yakov: The Journey of a Thousand Eyes – is her first novel in the ‘Worlds’ series and will be out on amazon mid February.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Blast: Blue Hearts of Mars

Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas

Retta Heikkinen knows the unspoken rule of society: love between androids and humans is forbidden. A simple enough edict until Hemingway Koskinen spends an evening charming her with his intense gaze, bewitching smile, and sparkling conversation that hints at so much more than the usual obsessions of high school boys. Rules were meant to be cast aside, especially when love beckons.

If only it were as simple as being in love.

Trouble is brewing, not just for Hemingway--for all androids. Secrets have been kept, lies propagated, and Retta soon discovers that a frightening future awaits thousands of androids if she doesn’t do something to stop it. Worse yet, she will lose the one love she’s ever endangered herself for: Hemingway.


"Nothing like I've read before. A true original story! Everything is so well described. Now if they could make a follow up book and movie, that would be great!" ~Mrs. Z (Amazon)

"I was addicted to this book from the beginning. Life on Mars was very real and not at all a sci fi world I didn't understand . . . I found myself rooting for Retta and Hemingway from the very beginning. Easy reading, couldn't put it down and had it read in a weekend. Waiting for a sequel!" ~TNielsen (Amazon)

"The ending of this book is exceptional. While it was different from what I imagined, the way the author brought in a shocking revelation was amazing. I probably reread the last chapter 3 times letting it sink in and the meaning behind it. It was truly beautiful . . . I would love to see more of Retta and Hemingway!" ~Kat Meyer, (Goodreads)

"I love how the author populated Mars . . . so descriptive and comprehensive . . . I could clearly picture everything as if I was seeing the movie &/or was along for the ride. . . . Retta, the main character, is strong, opinionated, and a great champion for her cause." ~Megan (Amazon)

"I had been in the worst reading slump ever and came across this on Goodreads and thought I'd give it a try. Well, I was pleasantly surprised on how funny and exciting and mysterious it was . . . Mei, Retta's bff, had me laughing out loud quite a bit as well as Retta herself. I'd definitely hang out with those two." ~Deanneluvbooks (Goodreads)

Blue Hearts of Mars has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Readers are invited to download the excerpts (here) and rate and comment on the entries. So please, if you want to contribute, download and rate Blue Hearts! Your support is incredibly appreciated!

Or purchase the full version of the book here: Amazon

Author Nicole Grotepas

Nicole wrote her first fantasy novel in 7th grade on her mother's old Brother typewriter. It was never finished but it strongly resembled a Dragonlance plot and she's forever wondered what happened to the manuscript and Tonathan--the handsome elven protagonist. After living in Nashville where she worked as an editor, she returned to the Utah desert where she was raised. Nicole now lives near the Wasatch mountains with her husband. She writes and raises her son and three cats full time.

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Promo: Tower of Obsidian

Date Published:2/4/13

When Kale mac Tadhg is betrayed by his lord’s men, he is sent on an impossible quest: to slay a witch in a tower, and end a people’s curse. Both Kale’s best friend Aaron Smithson and former betrothed Aoife of Westgate set out to rescue him, but their journey takes them into the uncharted waters and Nordic colonies, to a land cursed and all but forgotten as they begin to realize that there is some truth to old legends. Kale’s rescue comes at a price – for by the time Aaron and Aoife know where to search, like so many before him, Kale becomes bound to the ancient tower’s fate.

Author Bio:
L.T. Getty obtained her degree in English from the  University of  Winnipeg , and has studied creative writing both there and at the  Canadian  Mennonite  University.. She is an open-water scuba diver, has studied kendo, and currently works as a paramedic.

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Virtual Book Tour March 18 - March 31

March 18 -Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
March 19 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 20 - My Reading Addiction - Review
March 21 - Wintry Words - Guest Post/PROMO
March 22 - Love in a Book - Guest Post/PROMO
March 23 -  Author Ever Leigh - PROMO
March 24 - Phantasmic Reviews- Interview/PROMO
March 25 - Cozie Corner- Review
March 26 - Deal Sharing Aunt - Review?
March 27 - Must Read Faster - PROMo
March 28 - Ashley's Bookshelf - Review
March 29 - My Devotional Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
March 30 - Turning The Pages - Review
March 31 - RABT Reviews- Review

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Blog Tour: The Kings of Charleston

The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #1
Publication: July 10th 2012
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

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Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.
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My Thoughts:

I was not expecting this book. It definitely blew me away! What I thought was just going to be some fluffy romancey, powder puff kind of fun read, turned into a crazy whirl wind of excitement and intrigue! The writing was superb and on point, the characters were pretty awesome, and the story..well it just was darn spiffy! 

I am definitely on board for the second one! With an ending like that..well you can't keep me away! Highly recommend this one! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Oddities & Entities

Oddities & Entities’ is a surreal, provocative anthology of six tales within the supernatural/ paranormal/horror genres, exploring a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body. The stories are: ‘Boneview’, in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; ‘Shift/Change’, in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people; ‘My Other Me’, in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; ‘Gray’, in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; ‘Elmer Phelps’, in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, ‘Appendage’, in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of a stunning discovery.


Roland Allnach has been writing since his early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. He is an avid reader, with his main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in his earlier years. Although his college years were focused on a technical education, he always fostered his interest in literature, and has sought to fill every gap on his bookshelves.
By nature a do-it-yourself type of personality, his creative inclinations started with art and evolved to the written word. The process of creativity is a source of fascination for him, and the notion of bringing something to being that would not exist without personal effort and commitment serves not only as inspiration but as fulfillment as well. So whether it is writing, woodwork, or landscaping, his hands and mind are not often at rest.

Over the years he accumulated a dust laden catalog of his written works, with his reading audience limited to family and friends. After deciding to approach his writing as a profession, and not a hobby, the first glimmers of success came along. Since making the decision to move forward, he has secured publication for a number of short stories, has received a nomination for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology, built his own website, and in November 2010 realized publication for an anthology of three novellas, titled Remnant, from All Things That Matter Press. Remnant has gone on to favorable critical review and placed as Finalist/Sci-fi, 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards; Bronze Medalist, Sci-Fi, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards; and Award Winner-Finalist, Sci-Fi, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards. Roland’s second publication, Oddities & Entities, also from All Things That Matter Press, followed in March 2012. It, too, has received favorable critical review, and is the recipient of four awards: Bronze Medalist, Horror, and Finalist, Paranormal, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards; Award Winner-Finalist, Fiction/Horror and Fiction/Anthologies, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards.

His writing can best be described as depicting strange people involved in perhaps stranger situations. He is not devoted to any one genre of writing. Instead, he prefers to let his stories follow their own path. Classification can follow after the fact, but if one is looking for labels, one would find his stories in several categories. Sometimes speculative, other times supernatural, at times horror, with journeys into mainstream fiction, and even some humor- or perhaps the bizarre. Despite the category, he aims to depict characters as real on the page as they are in his head, with prose of literary quality. His literary inspirations are as eclectic as his written works- from Poe to Kate Chopin, from Homer to Tolkien, from Flaubert to William Gibson, from Shakespeare to Tolstoy, as long as a piece is true to itself, he is willing to go along for the ride. He hopes to bring the same to his own fiction.


My Thoughts:
I love a good creepy tale, and this one has six! Each and every one of them is enough to make even the biggest horror fan/creepy person (like me!) happy! "Boneview" was my favorite. Not because it was the first, but because it got me more right in the feels! Allison was a great character. I secretly (or not so secretly now I guess) wished her story was a bit longer!

The writing in this anthology is pretty tight! Each story brings on just the right amount of unsettling atmosphere to get the reader at that stage of either nail biting suspense, or queasy tummied uneasiness! I can't remember the last time a book effected me in such a way!

I definitely recommend this to anyone that loved a good scare mixed in with a good mind screw! This will definitely leave you with a fiendishly wide grin!

What Are You Reading This Week?

Hey y'all! It's Monday! What is on your book stack for this week hmm? Make me jealous! Anyhoodly, this week my list is pretty nice! I got most of my books read and reviewed even WITH a few annoying storms and power outages tossed into the mix! I have to catch up on a few, but I think I will do it!

So here's my menu:
(Blog Tour) (blog tour) (blog tour) (finish) (Probaby won't finish this one this week)

Yup that's a lot, but lately I've been in a groove with reading so I'm gonna try to keep it up!

Show me yours! :P

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book Blast: Til The Last Drop

Til The Last Drop
Marquis Boone


Boone is a pastor, motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, mentor
and spiritual advisor to a host of celebrities. Marquis is the Lead
Pastor of Fresh Start Church which exists to revive, refresh, release
and restore people back to God. He has been deemed one of America's
most influential and talented pastors in his generation. His message
of resurrection, healing and restoration is unparalleled and
transcending cultural barriers within the church. Boone holds a
Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and Masters of Divinity from
Luther Rice University. He studied at World Harvest Bible College and
completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a
minor in Management from American InterContinental University.



Jan. 24, 2013


and Valencia share happily ever after as husband and wife until
tragedy comes knocking at their door. Life deals Valencia a crisis
that requires a miracle of biblical proportion. She'll have to find a
love so strong it defies logic, reason and heartbreak. After
receiving a life changing phone call that no one ever wants to get
Valencia Todd's life is left in shambles, with no signs of ever
getting better. Struck with grief, frustration, sickness, and
loneliness, Valencia is determined to find the cure to life that will
get her back to normal.

the Last Drop is a supernatural story filled with passion, pain,
sadness, twists and turns that will leave you in awe. The story of
Valencia and all of the drops she experiences along the way teaches,
as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of
listening to our hearts, learning to never give up, and, above all,
trusting God.

vow, betrayal and story...good until the last drop.



almighty Father stormed into the room as a mighty rushing wind. As
His very presence passed by, each servant stood at attention as they
lined His pathway. Gabriel followed Him very closely and spoke:
“Lord, I don’t understand.”

Father stopped midway and turned to Gabriel and gave a declaration.
“The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.
You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the
soles of your feet on the day that I do this. It is warfare, Gabriel.
Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb
for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send
Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day.
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the
hearts of the children to their fathers.”

Father continued toward His seat. He sat in heaven exasperated. He
turned and looked at His Son, who was looking down at Earth. “Son,
what seems to have your attention?”
come look at this,” the Son said as He stood gazing down toward
Earth at Arthur and Valencia Todd and their daughter, Lindsy Todd.

Father walked over, joined His Son, and together they looked down at
the Todd family.