“Well hello everyone! My name is…”

Tyker Oakley.

Pentru ca despre carti si filme am tot vorbit zilele astea, azi vreau sa vorbim despre ceva (sau cineva) mai diferit.

V-ati prins deja, banuiesc, ca e vorba despre Tyler Oakley.

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Probabil ca multi dintre voi il stiati pe Tyler Oakley inainte de a-l descoperi eu. Sincera sa fiu, stiam de mult de el, dar credeam ca e un foarte bun blogger pe Tumblr. Apoi am vazut, din intamplare, un videoclip cu el pe YouTube.

Am ramas cu gura cascata.

Chiar nu ma asteptam.

Tyler Oakley este, probabil, cel mai talentat vlogger pe care il urmaresc. Naturaletea pe care o are in fata camerei si felul in care vorbeste nu are cum sa nu te faca sa vrei sa vezi si urmatorul clip, si urmatorul, si tot asa. Pentru Tyler nu exista trac in fata camere. Sau daca exista, nu o arata. Orice s-ar intampla in afara spatiului de filmat, nu se vede. Cert e ca Tyler stie ce face si asta se vede.

De cele mai multe ori, Tyler vorbeste despre diferite aspecte ale vieti, raspunde la intrebarile fanilor si face videoclip-uri cu evenimente importante din viata lui. Dar intotdeauna are grija sa lase un mesaj important fanilor.

Cred ca Tyler este important pentru adolescenti, pentru ca abordeaza subiecte importante si, fiind trecut de perioada asta, stie despre ce vorbeste si stie sa dea un sfat bun. Felul lui nebunatic  de a vorbi despre acel ceva si usoara senzatie ca n-a trecut inca de anii adolescentei ii face pe fanii lui sa se simta mai aproape de el si astfel, ii urmeaza sfatul.

In cele cateva zile in care l-am urmarit pe Tyler, toate proiectele in care s-a implicat. Am citit, de asemenea, si multe dintre mesajele pe care fanii i le-au lasat pe YouTube sau Tumblr. Si trebuie sa va spun, Tyler chiar isi ajuta fanii.

Un alt lucru care imi place la Tyler e faptul ca nu exista bariere pentru el. E deschis in totalitate, iar faptul ca a recunoscut ca are o orientare sexuala diferita, a castigat increderea multor oameni.

Cel putin, mi-a castigat-o mie foarte repede.

Daca nu aveti ce face si aveti chef de ceva diferit, uitati-ca la Tyler. Merita. E amuzant, destept si foarte natural. Sunt sigura ca vara asta voi avea timp sa ma uit la toate videoclipurile lui. Tocmai mi-ai gasit un nou motiv de a fangirl-ui. 🙂

Asta e, probabil, videoclipul meu preferat de pana acum:

Oh, si asta…

Ca veni vorba de vlogging. De vreo cateva saptamani ma tot gandesc daca ar trebui sau nu sa ma apuc de vlogging. Sau sa ma reapuc. Ce spuneti, v-ar placea asta?

 

Author interview: J.A. Huss (“Rook and Ronin” series)

Hi guys! Happy November! This is my favorite month after December and I am really excited because we are starting it in a good way, with an awesome interview with an ah-mazing author: J.A. Huss. She is one of my favorite authors from this summer and her series, ‘Rook and Ronin’ was a series I devoured!

Guys, this is an awesome interview! I love Julie’s answers and I really hope you’ll like it too. Thank you so much, Julie, for accepting my interview!

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1.Hello,Julie!It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you,please?

I really hate this part! I never know what to say.  I’m a reformed scientist turned fiction writer.  I love my job and I’m very lucky that I get to make up stories for a living.  It’s pretty cool.

2.Would you tell something to us about your book?

I have two book series out – one is a new adult romance called Rook and Ronin and the other is a new adult science fiction series called I Am Just Junco.  They could not be more different, they are polar opposites as far as plot and tone go.  The Rook and Ronin series is a little slow and sexy, while the Junco series is almost thrilleresque in pacing and very violent.

My newest book is Panic, the last in the Rook and Ronin series.  This book is actually like a happy medium between the earlier Rook books and the Junco books. It has some thriller stuff, some suspense, some violence, and some romance. So I guess I mashed it all together with Panic.

3.How did you come up with the story?

Rook and Ronin came about on accident when I was looking for a cover for a book I actually never released. It was pretty smutty so I needed some sexy image to go on the cover and I got the idea for Ronin’s character when I started wondering if the models in these pictures were really “feeling” the moment as far as the lust goes, or if they were faking it. I decided that the really great images have models that were at the very least, enjoying themselves. So that’s how I got the idea for Antoine to be a studly erotic photographer and Ronin to be the male model he used to turn the female models on for photoshoots.

4.When did you start writing?

I started writing non-fiction in 2006 and I published almost two hundred science workbooks for homeschool families. I have a master’s degree in science so that’s how I figured I was qualified to write non-fiction.  Then I ran out of topic ideas and decided to give science fiction a try in 2012. That eventually led to the Rook and Ronin romance series about a year later.

5.Who or what inspires you?

Real life events. I almost always get my plot ideas from real life.

6.Which is your favourite book series or book? Why?

My favorite books change as I read new ones, but I have massive love for The Edge of Never, Shatter Me series, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and a hard-core military sci-fi series about a guy named Takeshi Kovacs. I like complicated books that have a twisty backstory, so most of my books have that too, even if you don’t immediately realize it.

9.Which is your favorite movie?

I have a lot – Tombstone because I love Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.  The Last Samurai because of the love story mixed in with the mystique of the samurai warrior and the beautiful scenery. But I also like funny movies like The Fifth Element – this movie tricks you into thinking it’s simple and stupid, but it’s so brilliantly directed and written and edited that you almost have to watch it over and over to get all the jokes.

10.What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?

Write about what you know, write books you want to read, and write a lot of them if you want to make money. It’s not easy to make a living selling books but it’s a hell of a lot easier now than it used to be.  Find a successful author that you admire—then do what they do in terms of release schedule and marketing.  Also, read a lot of the popular books out there to know what’s selling and find a great editor – they really can make all the difference.

11. What kind of music do you like?

I like a lot of different music. Right now I’m listening to The Naked and the Famous – I LOVE them. A lot. They are on repeat and have been for about two weeks now.

12.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?

No, not really. I’d like to live a thousand years in the future and be some kind of human cyborg hybrid though. I think that would be very cool. 🙂

13.How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?

My first book was planned as a trilogy and I wrote all three before I released them. I started writing Clutch on January 3, 2012 and released the trilogy on October 1, 2012. It took me about four months to write the first book, then two months for the second and third.  The fourth book actually took the longest, six months—that trilogy turned into five books and a novella because I wanted Junco to have a HEA and I just couldn’t find it.  LOL… She has a terrible life so it took a lot of words to get her to her happy place.

But now I write a book about every six weeks or so. I try to release something every month to keep fans happy and keep Amazon interested in me. If Amazon ignores you, which they tend to do if you take too long to publish a new book, your sales will drop dramatically.

Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and my books!  And thank you SO MUCH Bianca!  I really appreciate all your enthusiastic support!

Awesome, right? 🙂

Let’s show some love to Julie! Please leave a comment here and tell us your opinion about the interview and about Julie. Also, would you like to read her books? 🙂

Blog Tour: “Tattoo Thief” by Heidi Joy Tretheway (Author interview)

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Welcome to my blog! I am really excited to host such a great blog tour and I hope you will enjoy the interview I have for you! 🙂

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22-year-old Beryl doesn’t know why Gavin Slater trashed his penthouse, abandoned his dog and fled the country. But as his house sitter, she must pick up the pieces for the front man of the white-hot rock band Tattoo Thief.

When ultra-responsible Beryl confronts the reckless rock star, she wants to know more than just what to do with his mess. Why is he running? What’s he searching for? And is he responsible for the death of his muse?

New York newbie Beryl must find her footing in Gavin’s crazy world of the ultra-wealthy to discover her own direction and what can bring him back.

Steamy, sassy and tender, Tattoo Thief is a story of breaking from a comfort zone to find a second chance.

About the author:

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Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

She loves to hear from readers via messages at facebook.com/author.heidi.

Interview:

1.Hello, Heidi! It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you, please?

Thanks for having me! I’m an Oregon native, a mom, and a marketing director. Something most people don’t know is that I met my husband because of a book: I was intrigued by Bringing Down the House, a nonfiction story of a blackjack card-counting team, and he played on a team connected to the book. Even though I’d gone on nine bad dates and swore to my girlfriends I was done dating, I had to hear his story.

 

2.Would you tell something to us about your book?

Tattoo Thief is a story of second chances. In the book, Beryl leaves her sleepy hometown to become a house sitter for New York’s elite, including Gavin Slater, front man for the rock band Tattoo Thief. He trashed his apartment, abandoned his dog and fled the country—leaving Beryl to clean up the wreckage and find out why.

 

3.How did you come up with the story?

The seed idea was to write about a house sitter and her drive to uncover the mystery of her client, especially what it takes to bring him home. I chose to make the client a rock star because when I was a journalist, I got media passes to rock concerts—Courtney Love’s band Hole, Cake, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and Garbage are some of the most memorable. Behind-the-scenes experiences helped me form a close-up view of Gavin.

 

I chose New York as a setting because I wanted Beryl to get completely out of her comfort zone as she sees the city for the first time. I did the same—I booked my first-ever trip to New York and soaked it in as Beryl would. Within six weeks, I finished my first draft of Tattoo Thief.

 

4.When did you start writing?

There has never been a time since adolescence when I didn’t write literally thousands of words each week. I started with journals, letters and poetry, and then made it a career with news articles, food columns, business features and marketing copy.

 

Writing a novel is its own special brand of insanity, though. It’s like running a marathon: it takes forever and there are precious few people to cheer you on through 26.2 miles, never mind all the training runs. I’ve been writing novels for eight years now but began publishing last year. Tattoo Thief is my second novel and my third published book (I also wrote a fairy tale for my daughter).

 

5. Who or what inspires you?

I gather inspiration everywhere, not only from my research trip to New York, but also from silly things like a snarky article on stupid baby names, which inspired a name in the book, and from pop culture. Remember when ultra-low-rise jeans were big and you’d often catch a peek of cheek or thong? In Tattoo Thief, Stella (Beryl’s best friend) declares butt cracks are so over, but nipples are in. Yikes!

 

6. Which is your favourite book series or book? Why?

Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite star in the sky. I will say there’s only one book I’ve ever finished and then turned around and read the whole thing over again, immediately. That was Jessica Park’s Flat-Out Love. My favorite nonfiction book is Beryl Markham’s West With the Night, which inspired my heroine’s name.

 

9. Which is your favorite movie?

I can watch When Harry Met Sally, the Shawshank Redemption and Sneakers over and over. I love heist movie plots and great dialogue.

 

10. What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?

First, finish. The world rewards finishers. Not, “I’ve always wanted to write a book,” or, “I’m working on a book,” or even, “I’m almost finished with a book.” You have to finish. And then write another. And another. Also, build a team. Choose encouragers, ass-kickers, editors, critics, passionate readers and other writers. Get ready for tough feedback, and use it.

 

11. What kind of music do you like?

I am not cool. I get all self-conscious at work when it’s my turn topick the music, so this is a tough question.Judge for yourself on my Tattoo Thief playlist, which includes many genres.

 

12. Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?

I think being a plain old housecat is the best gig possible. If I were a mystical creature, I’d want to be a helper-sprite who children can see and who adults dismiss as an imaginary friend.

 

13. How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?

Several author friends and especially NYT bestselling author Denise Grover Swank showed me that independent publishing is fantastic for people who want to control their process, rights, royalties, and promotions. My marketing background helps immensely with the business side of publishing. I’ve hired a team—developmental editor, copy editor, proofreaders, cover designer, ebook formatter, blog tour coordinator—so the non-writing part is like running a small business.

 

14. Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?

There is no greater compliment you can give an author than to leave an honest review. It helps readers separate polished stories with great writing and characters from books littered by mistakes and plot holes. I’ve seen scary-bad editing in bestselling books and read unknown books that were absolute gems, so I take the time to review those gems in hopes of shifting the tide.

 

Links:

Blog: http://heidijoytretheway.com/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/heiditretheway

Facebook: facebook.com/author.heidi

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6920129.Heidi_Joy_Tretheway

Tattoo Thief  Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463818-tattoo-thief?from_search=true

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Book Review: “The Singing River” by R.K. Ryals (Blog Tour)

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By R.K. Ryals

Cover Design By Regina Wamba  of Mae I Design and Photography

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In Mississippi, there’s a legend about a Singing River, a tragic love story that ended with an entire Indian tribe singing a death chant as they marched stoically into the Pascagoula River to die …

 

At eighteen, Haven Ambrose isn’t just a high school graduate. In her head, she’s an aspiring writer, a traveler, a chef, a slayer of injustice, an astronomer, an archaeologist, and the love child of a famous, rich musician. But reality is harsher. Reality is overdue bills, a crumbling trailer, an absent father, an old addiction, and a hot, crushing summer that may end in disappointment.

 

For twenty year-old River Brayden, life seems good, but appearances can be deceiving. The oldest son of a wealthy family, he has finished his first year at Harvard to return home for the summer only to discover his younger brother headed down an unforgiving road.

 

They will be drawn together by a song. For during the late summer, they say the Pascagoula death chant can still be heard near the Singing River. Its call is haunting, its chant a testament of love and sacrifice. It calls to some … beckoning.

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Add The Singing River To Your TBR List on Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18132842-the-singing-river

 About the author:

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R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn’t live without.

Stalker Links:

Website – http://rkryals.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RKRyals

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/R.K.-Ryals

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RKRyals

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5265741.R_K_Ryals

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

“The singing river” is one of the most touching book I’ve ever read. It touched me with its beauty and tragedy and with its meaning.

I loved everything about this book. I was captivated from the beginning by the beautiful writing-style. Even though it’s an easy read, it is not shallow or meanless. It’s full of meaning, of beautiful quotes, of life lessions. It’s a book that teaches you about grief, about letting go, about moving on. I am seriously impressed with “The singint river’. After I finished I need some time to gather myself.

The story is one of the most dramatic yet one of the most beautiful sotyr I have every read. It’s one of those stories that hooks you from the beginning. When I opened the book, I didn’t know what to expect. I expected a good book, but I’ve never expected such an amazing book.

What makes it so amazing? The fact that is different. The writing-style. The love story. The great characters. The feeling this book gives you. How great this book is written. The dialogues. The action. The atmosphere. Everything about this book screams ‘bestseller’ and I really hope that this book will be soon a bestseller.

This is such a complex story. It’s kind of hard to describe a book like this. There are no right words to describe it or the feeling that it left me.

It’s obvious that the main characters, Haven and River, had a rough past and they are who they are now because of their backgrounds. I found this thing very normal and I loved that the author was able to create such amazing, powerful characters.

The writing style was oh,so beautiful! Very poetic, very fluent, flawless. I fell in love with it immediately and maybe the writing style was the reason why I loved this book even more.

I am at loss of words after reading this book. As you can see (or not) this isn’t one of my best reviews. I seriously don’t know what to say about this book. I don’t know how to describe it. I am speechless. You have to read this book to see how brilliant it is.

“The singing river” is a book that stays with you long after you’ve finished it. Definitely one of the best I’ve read this year. Highly recommended it! J

 

 

 

Review: “Nocturne” by Andrea Randall & Charles Sheehan-Miles

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Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.

Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.

When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.

In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

Review:

*I was provided with an ARC for my honest review. Thank you!*

W.O.W.! I finished ‘Nocturne’ a few hours ago and I’m still ‘recovering’. ‘Nocturne’ just blew me off.  If I should describe it in one word, that word would be ‘Brilliant’. Because this is what ‘Nocturne’ i: brilliance.

I’ve been desperate to read it since I heard about it. Because I am a musician myself. I am a violinist, to be exact. So this world is very familiar to me. I dream about being a soloist, I’ve played in an orchestra and I am studying at one of the greatest conservatory in Greece. I love classical music and I know everything about being in love with an instrument. I understand about giving up your life for music. I understand Gregory and Savannah.

“Nocturne” is a read that obsessed me and consumed me. I was so into the story that at some point that I forgot to eat. This rarely happens to me, so I think you can imagine how much I loved reading this.

I haven’t read any of Andrea’s or Charles’ books before. But I will sure do it soon. Because they are excellent authors. So talented that I couldn’t discern Andrea’s writing-style from Charles’. I tried, but I couldn’t. Either their writing-styles are the same, either they have the best writing skills.

Andrea and Charles created one of the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read. It’s the kind of story that it’s a tragedy. It makes you sad. It’s heartbreaking. It makes you wonder if having a career and having to keep some appearencies is worth. Savannah and Gregory’s story has “tragedy” written all over it. Yes, I almost cried. Because it’s such a sad story yet so  beautiful. Even when Savannah and Gregory got together there was a sadness and melancholy in the atmosphere of the book that prevented what it was to follow.

The music is all over this book. I think I loved this book even more because I read about everything that I love. Music, instruments, musicians, orchestras, concerts… this book has everything I breathe.

This book felt so real to me. Everything felt like I was in the story. I felt every single thing that the characters felt. I felt joy. I felt heartbreak. I felt love for music. And this book made me wanna grab my violin and play until I couldn’t stand on my feet.

Gregory is an interesting character. Sometimes he’s a bastard. Sometimes he’s every women’s dream. I think I might have a crush on him.

Savannah… oh my, I loved her too! She is such a strong, different character! She and Gregory rocked this book! J

A thing that is unbelieveble is Gregory’s practicing. No one, and I mean literally no one, can practice for 18 hours or more. It’s just… impossible. You can’t study more than 8 hours without ruining the piece. If you practice more than 6 hours, you become a robot. You play, but you don’t think. You don’t hear. And, I say it from experience that after 4 hours without a break, you won’t be able to move your fingers. This is a thing that annoyed me a little.

The first part of the book isn’t so.. what’s the word? Depressing?Heartbreaking? Yeah, heartbreaking it is. So, I was saying. The first part of the book isn’t as heartbreaking as the second part. There’s still something jovial in it. It’s the first stage of a love. It’s that part when you meet someone and you just discrover each other. That is how the first part is. Until the end.

Then, the second part. It’s heartbreaking yet it has something joyful. The characters are obviously more mature, the situation is even more complicated then it was. Greyson is changed. Savannah is changed too.

The end? It made me want to start it all over again and read it again. Yup, I loved it that much.

“Nocturne” is an emotional roller coaster. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. It’s definitely one of the best book I’ve read this year. People, go read it!! It’s like no other book out there. You will love it, trust me! 🙂

Rate: 6 stars out of 5 

Blog Tour: ‘Feverd Souls’ by S.K. Falls

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Fevered Souls  by S.K. Falls
Series: Fevered Souls, Volume 1
Publication date: August 5th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis:

After I left for college, I thought I’d never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back four years later, destitute and unable to find a job anywhere else. Still, I was adamant nothing would keep me there for long.

Then I met the intoxicating Dax Allard. Copper-colored eyes, skin that emanated an exceptional heat, and a host of strange talents… It wasn’t long before I was drunk on him.

But Dax’s past was darker than mine, teeming with ancient secrets. Falling for him could cost me my life.

I had two choices: walk away or deal with the perilous consequences.

It was no choice at all.

Volume I is the compilation of five episodes of the serial novel (essentially an omnibus), and runs about 60,000 words. It is the equivalent of the first book in a trilogy of novels.

Purchase (amazon):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/13C1u2A
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My review:
*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*
“Fevered Souls” is such an amazing, fun read! I loved it!
I read this book in just one night. There’s so much going on in ‘Fevered Souls’ and I had so many questions about the characters and their stories that I couldn’t bring myself to put the book down. So I stayed up all night and read “Fevered Souls”.
It’s been a long time since I read a paranormal book and I have to say that I missed reading about demons and other paranormal beings. So “Fevered Souls” was a nice, refreshing read that came at the right time.
There’s so much action and intrigue in this book! I mean, seriously! I still can’t believe that the author managed to put so much action in just 170 pages! This is why I was so glued to the book until the last page.
The characters development was well done! I came to know the characters very well and I had a great connection with them. At the time I finished the book I felt like they were my friends. My favorite character? Dax. 😉 He’s gorgeous!
The world-building was amazing! And the paranormal elqements and creatures were very original and made me fall in love with the paranormal genre once again.
I look forward to reading more of S.K.’s work. She is a very talented author, with an amazing imagination and a great writing-style!
I definitely recommend “Fevered Souls”. It’s a book packed with action, with great characters and a storyline that will leave you speechless. Loved it!
5 stars out of 5.
About the author:
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A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, I enjoy alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where I live and imbibe coffee. My husband and two small children seem not to mind when I hastily scribble novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.
Since no writer’s biography is complete without mention of her menagerie of animals, you should know I have one dog that doubles as a footstool, a second that functions as a vacuum cleaner, and a cat that ensures I never forget that my hands are, first and foremost, for pouring cat food.
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Book Promo: ‘Repossession’ by Rachel Wade

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Title: Repossession (The Keepers Trilogy #1)

Author: Rachael Wade

Genre: New Adult, Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic, Romance

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Skylla only knows that she has been kidnapped and held prisoner by the foreign invaders and their human allies. And that the world is ending. Or so the humans think. The invaders have made it clear that their arrival is one of hostile intent, and as their takeover spreads, so does the panic across the globe. No one knows how to defeat them, or if it’s even sane to try.

Jet, Skylla’s human captor, is up for the challenge, though. A traitor in Skylla’s eyes, he is working with them. But Jet has his own agenda; one that doesn’t include babysitting Skylla or helping the enemies. And as the human race struggles to keep the invaders from achieving their goal, Jet and Skylla’s paths collide to reveal the truth behind Skylla’s abduction.

The invaders are headed for the water. Jet is headed for the water. But that’s the last place Skylla wants to be. That’s where the future of humanity lies, and where the bridge to their yesterdays was burned. On a mission to take back what is rightfully theirs, Earth’s population is determined to make sure this isn’t the end. But some endings were never theirs to begin with.

*Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language, and mature subject matter*

Author bio:

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Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade.

Author Links:
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachaelWade
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachaelWade
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4831558.Rachael_Wade

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“Undescribable’ Blog Tour: Book Promo

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Samantha Hall needs a fresh start

 

Broken hearted and alone in a new city, Samantha begins to build a new life for herself while working as a bartender. Focusing on her new friends and rebuilding her broken life, Samantha is content.

 

Until she meets him – attorney by day and a cocky, foul mouth playboy by night.

All girls want Slade Long, but not one has ever been able to keep his attention for long. Having a different woman in his bed every night is how he prefers it-no emotion, no connection.

 

Until he meets her – an angel with the sweetest voice he has ever heard and the most enticing green eyes. Samantha makes him second guess his actions and has him wanting something he didn’t know existed. How can a man who has never been in love, be so sure? Can real love happen this fast?

 

Burned by her past, Samantha struggles to keep up with the overwhelming passion she feels for Slade. She knows that he will be nothing but trouble to her already fragile heart, but how long can she continue to deny the love that she feels for him?

Will Samantha let Slade prove his love is real, or will she push him away?

 

She thought she knew love……

He thought he never wanted love…..

Together they will show each other what they can’t live without.

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 About the author:

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.

 

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: ‘Bittersweet Junction’ by Icy Sinclair

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Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair
Publication date: 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can’t be ignored.

Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly unprepared for what awaits her.

Ben Miller was always the nice guy. Just before high school graduation, he stepped out of that role hoping to capture the heart of the woman he loved. Instead, in quick succession he lost the girl, and the future he worked so hard to achieve.

Even though Julia and Ben are drawn to each other, echoes of the past block them at every turn. Secrets are exposed, and reality needs to be dealt with if they can ever hope to move past the bittersweet junction that ripped them apart.

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About the author:
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Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy’s guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy’s stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.

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I lived in a small town until I was twelve years old. My sixth grade class had thirteen students, twelve girls and one boy. Needless to say, my odds were practically non-existent for young love. Not only did I spend those formidable years in a small town attending a small school, butmy family lived five miles outside of town “in the country”. Standing in my front yard, I saw nothing but open fields and gravels roads.

 

With nothing else to do, I escaped to new places through books. I had a few friends, but the friends that I really cared about existed within the pages of my favorite stories. It didn’t seem that strange to me at the time. It was just my life.

 

I didn’t realize how small my small town life was until I moved to another state into an actual city between sixth and seventh grade. To say I experienced a tremendous culture shock would be an understatement. Itforced me out of my shell.  Although still a voracious reader, I made a larger circle of friends, and started doing things with people outside of my head. Eventually I grew to love living in a city.

 

I only went back to that small town a few times throughout junior high and high school to visit family. By the time I was in my early 20s, the shift in my perception between small town and city was noticeably evident. When I would go back for a visit, even though I had been gone for a decade, I still ran into a lot of people who acted like they knew me even though I had no idea who they were. “Oh- you’re Jerry and Nancy’s daughter. How have you been?”

 

It was odd to me how interested these strangers were in the specific details of my life. What was even more uncomfortable was hearing stories about my parents’ adventures when they lived in town, which occurred more than twenty years ago. People had long memories, and not all of those stories were especially flattering, but there were sweet and funny stories too.

 

Those are the experiences that I drew on when I wrote about Julia, the main character of Bittersweet Junction, coming back to her hometown of Benton Hill. She’s been gone for five years, but when she returns, people expect her that she’s the same person, even though she’s not.

 

Benton Hill itself is one of the main characters throughout the book, and I believe that anyone who has lived in a small town will be able to related to that. Ben, who used to be Julia’s best friend and is now her love interest, never left Benton Hill. He finds the scrutiny of living under the microscope of small town eyes frustrating and heavy with expectations. This causes several complications for Julia and Ben.

 

I’ve reached a stage in my life where I can appreciate the benefits of living in a small town. The pace of life is slower, and friendships can easily span a lifetime. Yet I find that I am now a city girl at heart. Between my childhood in a small town, and adult life in the city, I think I’ve had the best of both words.

Giveaway:

We have a giveaway too! The author is giving away 2 eCopies of ‘Bittersweet Junction’. If you’d like to enter this giveaway, leave a commen here. I will announce the winners on August 7th. Each one of the winners will receive an eCopy of ‘Bittersweet Junction’. Good luck!

Review: ‘Catching Liam’ by Sophia Bleu

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Blurb:

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn’t just a game for Jillian and her friends, it’s a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you’re bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can’t—or perhaps won’t—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn’t want to be another notch on Jillian’s bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa’s set expiration date means he can’t promise her forever. That doesn’t mean he’s going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they’re playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

Review:

*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!*

Can I keep fangirling over this book? No? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I need to gather my thoughts and write a coherent review. But it’s a little bit difficult after 2 days since I finished the book.

I.LOVED.IT.! “Catching Liam” is one of the best love stories I’ve read this year and definitely one of the best books. It has everything I need in a book.

First, Liam. Oh, Liam. Delicious! Absolutely delicious, in a Scottish way. While I was reading ‘Catching Liam’  I could almost imagine his voice and his lovely accent. How amazing is this?! Apart of his damn-I’d-like-to-marry-you accent, he’s smart. Really smart. And hot. Really, really hot. And caring. And lovely. And he cookes. Waffles. Delicious waffles. I bet it’s delicious to watch him cooking them too.

Jillian. No, I didn’t think she was a whore, even though she was having a one night stand every Wednesday. I thought she was broken and she didn’t know how to cope her feelings. I actually thought that she was a really good girl inside, but the people around herand her situation made her act like this.

Liam and Jillian. PER-FECT. They are so great together, I immediately fell in love with them! She was sarcastic, uninterested in a relationship and crazy. He was smart, sarcastic too, and totally interested in a relationship. And I think he is a good influence for Jill. And those super hot scenes. Damn it!

Now, the scenerio. Well, it may seem a clichee. A girl and a guy having fun for a night fall in love with each other, but life doesn’t want to let them be happy. But something about this book, maybe the dramatic situation of Jillian, made it very unique. I really loved the atmosphere, the whole ‘Liam, leave me along, I don’t want a relationship’ thing was pretty funny. Jillian’s frustation towards Liam insistence made me laugh with tears.

Jillian’s best friends cracked me up. Seriosuly, they are some of the best characters ever! Absolutely loved them!

Even though this is a pretty funny book, there’s always something that made me sad. Maybe the references to Jill’s condition, maybe their faith, maybe the unfairness of the situation. I don’t know exaclty, but I assure you that I was sad many times while reading the book.

After I read the first 20%, I immediately fpund myself attracked to the characters and to the story. I wanted to read because I wanted to find out what is wrong with Jill and I was very curious to see if Liam will get a chance from Jill. Plus, the writing style makes it even an easier read. I read “Catching Liam” in a seat because I just loved it!And because a Scottish hottie was a character. Now judge me.

Jillian’s mother… I wanted to punch her. Hard. She is the most annoying mother ever! I mean, seriosuly, who treats her own child this way?! What a b***h!

The ending was amazing! Loved it! But I’d really like a sequel to Liam and Jill’s story. I’d like to see what happened to them, how they ended up. But I guess we will find out more about them in “Teaching Roman”.

I do believe that “Catching Liam” is the next big hit. It’s one of those books that everyone talks about and you see it everywhere. I am really happy I read this book and I think you sould read it too!

‘Catching Liam’ will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. One of the best book that had been released this year!

Rate: 5 stars out of 5