Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Giveaway + Sale: Shadow Fire

Praise for Shadow Fire

"Shadow Fire has something for everyone: suspense, love, action, adventure…all woven together perfectly making this debut novel a winner." ~ BTS Book Reviews

"Oh, I truly loved this one! Shadow Fire, by Kimber Leigh Wheaton, is a snappy, sassy, sweet, all-that-kind-of-awesome-and-then-some YA read. I couldn't put it down." Sasha Hibbs ~ Author of Black Amaranth

“I have to say that this is one of the best books I've read this year… From a breathtaking cover to a Must Read story. This is one book you won't put down!” ~ Crossroad Reviews

YA Fantasy Romance
Amazon $0.99 May 25 - May 30

Ashlyn – a free-spirited teenager whose peaceful life is shattered when the village elders honor her with a perilous quest to recover a stolen relic.

Zane – a jaded mercenary, torn by his undeniable desire for Ashlyn and the dark secret that could make her hate him forever.

Delistaire – a malevolent sorcerer driven by an insatiable lust for power.
All three are bound together by an ancient relic supposedly infused with the power of a Goddess.

Shadow Fire – adventure, passion, secrets, and betrayal

As Ashlyn and Zane race to stay one step ahead of the evil lurking in the shadows, their passions are ignited and their bond strengthens. But will they find the relic before Delistaire? Or has their entire quest been orchestrated from the very beginning by a madman in pursuit of ultimate power?

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America.

She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and four cats. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Her house is filled with dragons, though she does lament that they are the porcelain, non-flying variety.

Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!)

Her debut novel, Shadow Fire, is the first book in the Light Chronicles series. Watch for book two, Stolen Moon, a standalone sequel, coming August 2014. Also watch for Tortured Souls, a YA paranormal romance, coming July 14, 2014.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Son of Set

Son of Set by Kelsey Ketch (Descendants of Isis #2)

Published: May 2nd, 2014
Genre: Upper YA Fantsay
Amazon/Barnes and Noble
“. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”

Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra. 

Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.
Son of Set was a breathtaking, addicting sequel! I adored Kelsey Ketch’s first novel, Daughter of Isis, and I am extremely excited to report that I loved the second book just as much!

The characters are so likable and unique! In the beginning, Natti is shocked and scared after the terrible events in Daughter of Isis. However, she still keeps going and plans to side with the Daughters of Isis against the Sons. I admired her fierceness and determination.

I liked Seth a lot more in this novel. After a lifetime of being taught horrible ideas and lifestyles from his father, Seth is finally realizing how to be a better person. He and Natti made a delightful couple! Also, we make a startling revelation about Seth’s mother that I didn’t see coming!

Finally, I must mention Seth’s father and other villains. There are many chapters devoted to their POVs. Honestly, these chapters were horrifying, cold, and gave me a birds-eye view into our villains scary minds. I applaud the author for creating three dimensional characters.

Son of Set is a wild race infused with romance, well-researched Egyptian mythology, fast paced adventure, and awesome writing. I can’t recommend this series highly enough! I guarantee you will stay up until late at night to finish... Yes, I am speaking from experience.

4/5 Stars

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

Giveaway: Pendant, Tote Bag, and Journal
Also, during the tour, Daughter of Isis is on sale for $0.99!

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Come click over to the blog tour schedule for fun interviews and reviews!
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #33

Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books About With Friendship!

1. Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus
Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Hazel, Jason, Piper, Leo, Frank and many other characters in the series form a band of great friends!

2. Saving Francesca
Reading about Francesca's group of friends was so sweet! Also, I loved how all the friends had unique characteristics other than the stereotype category they fell into.

3. Anna and the French Kiss
Anna, Etienne, Rashmi, Josh, and Meredith just clicked at their boarding school... in FRANCE!!!

4. The Darkest Minds
Nothing is better than a group of friends just tryin' to stay alive!

5. The Book Thief
RUDY! *Cries*

6. Harry Potter
The most awesome trio of friends ever. I can't even begin to adequately explain the brilliancy of  Harry, Ron, and Hermione :)

7. Fangirl
Reagan and Cath are polar opposites... and hilarious together.

8. Burn For Burn
Three unlikely friends walk into a bar...

9.The Mysterious Benedict Society 
Great idea! Let's band the geniuses together and watch the mischief unfold...

10. Etiquette and Espionage
Girls training in espionage make the best teams!

What are your favorite books featuring awesome friendships?

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: The Falconer

The Falconer by Elizabeth May 
Publication: May 6th, 2014
Genre: Fantasy/Steam punk
Amazon/Barnes and Noble
Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge? 
The Falconer was amazing! I was so wrapped up in the story from the first page that I flat refused to get off the floor to do anything productive. (I often read on my bedroom floor. Don’t judge.)

First, let me mention the wonderful cast. The characters in The Falconer blew me away. Aileana Kameron, our main character, is feisty, smart, and ferocious. She is the ultimate fighting, blood-thirsty protagonist. Also, she is a master weapon designer! 

During the day, she tries to be the perfect debutante. She goes to all the boring balls, deals with a father that looks right through her, and hangs out with her BFF (who is really awesome). However, Aileana is thirsty for blood and hunts the fae every night (even at balls) after her mother’s murder. With all the social outings and hunting, she never has a dull moment!

After Aileana, the second most intriguing character is Kiaran MacKay. Kiaran is Aileana’s mysterious fae trainer. They hunt at night together. However, of course, Kiaran is harboring major secrets... I’m still not sure if I can fully trust him. Now, my favorite character, was... Derrick! Derrick is the hilarious pixie who craves honey. His antics never failed to make me laugh. Also, he is such a good friend to AiIeana. It was heartwarming!

The plot and gorgeous setting kept my nose glued to The Falconer’s pages. The author definitely knows how to write a believable and complex story and world. I can’t not mention the ending. How? Why? What? What happened? The ending just abruptly happened in the middle of an important scene!!! I think the publishers forgot to insert the last few chapters... :)

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend The Falconer to fans of Fantasy, Paranormal, or even Historical Fiction. *Round of applause for this book*

4/5 Stars

*Received for free in exchange for an honest review*

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Awesome Announcement!

Recently, my lovely friend Ana @ Read Me Away interviewed me in a a brand new feature, Bloggers Beyond Books! We talked about Ballet and my other hobbies :) The experience was a lot of fun and I'm so grateful to Ana!

I'd love if you would go check the page out and leave a comment for Ana! Click here to access the post!

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Giveaway: Deep Blue Prize Pack

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Genre: Fantasy
The first in a series of epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin’s arrow poisons Sera's mother.

Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world’s very existence.

Giveaway: Pretty Principessa Prize Pack!

“Pretty Principessa” Prize Pack
Two (2) winners each receive: custom Deep Blue nail polish set and copy of the book 
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Publishing
Giveaway open to US addresses only

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Thanks for Reading! And Good Luck!!!
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