10 Days by Olivia Mayfield (Reviewed by Cianna)

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Title: Ten Days

 Author: Olivia Mayfield

 Published Date: May 9, 2013

 Genre: NA / Dystopian Romance / Sci-Fi

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***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

 Synopsis

TEN DAYS is a New Adult romance, based on the sci-fi short story “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster.

 Nineteen-year-old Cally isn’t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people don’t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasn’t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the “rules,” as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.

 Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunction–is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer than anyone can remember, is breaking down. Now, these two have to… Continue reading

Rodeo Queen by T.J. Kline – Blog Tour

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Sydney Thomas may be the newest Rodeo Queen on the circuit but she’s more than just a pretty face and fabulous horseback rider. If only her new boss could see it! But the frustrating, bossy, drop-dead gorgeous man seems bent on pushing her away at every chance he gets. Scott Chandler learned at an early age that he needed to “cowboy up” and take care of his family. The one time he let his guard down, his heart got trampled and he’s not about to let that happen again. He knows Sydney’s type, Rodeo Queens who hide their manipulative ways behind good looks, tight jeans, and glittery tiaras. But just as Scott and Sydney are finally realizing there might be more to their fiery relationship than scorching kisses and passionate nights. Secrets from their pasts come back to haunt them. Will the Cowboy and the Rodeo Queen ever be able to ride off into the sunset together?

 

Excerpt

#1 First Meeting

Sydney rolled up the sleeves of her shirt to her elbows and pulled the shirt from her chest in an attempt to cool herself. It was only April, but her shirt was already sticking to her skin… Continue reading

Saving His Love (Spi-Corp Series #2) by Margaret Taylor (Reviewed by Melanie)

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Title: Saving His Love (Spi-Corp Series #2)

 Author: Margaret Taylor

 Published Date: November 21, 2013

 Genre: Sci-Fi / Paranormal / Romance / Fiction

 Rating:

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 Synopsis

Jake Reeves has spent the last five years helping women Aliens have kidnapped from Earth, find their lives again. It’s been a peaceful time. But he’s deeply missed Janel Canton even though she’s the one that shattered everything he thought he knew. And just like five years ago, his life is once again about to be turned on its ear. His first trip into the great and grand Universe only touched the tip of the Iceberg. This time around, he’ll have to get his act together and not only rescue Janel but face things he never dreamed could exist.

 Janel Canton has spent the last five years continuing to ferry women back to Earth and it’s been a good life. She’s missed Jake, thought about him more than she should but is mostly happy with the way things turned out. When Moren leaves for the birth of his own child back on Alcantia, things go horribly… Continue reading

Twisted Vine: An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems by Judith-Victoria Douglas (Reviewed by Cianna)

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Title: Twisted Vine: An Anthology of Short Stories & Poems

  Author: Judith-Victoria Douglas

  Published Date: June 22, 2013

  Genre: Romance/Romantic Suspense/Sci-fi/Fantasies

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 Synopsis

A preview of the author’s work with several of her short stories and poems from her beginnings to present. A variety of genres are included with excerpts from some of her published, and soon-to-be-published novels. From flash fiction to a-little-longer short stories, there is also included a sci-fi in poetic meter. There is romance, romantic suspense, Sci-fi visions of the future, and fantasies with Celtic and Native American roots.

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 ***Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine’s Review***

Grade: A- (4.5 Stars)

I decided to break out a few of the stories I really found interesting in their own blurbs, then sum up the whole anthology at the end. There are too many pieces for me to break them down individually, but I think these few were some of the better standout pieces for me, ones I was really interested in.

Twisted Vine: This story is so lovely. I didn’t honestly know what to expect when I started it, knowing that… Continue reading

Hide by Karen Fenech – Cover Reveal

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Synopsis

THE PROTECTORS: Though they work independently and at times are oceans apart, their ties to each other remain strong. They’re related by blood or bond – this group of men and women in law enforcement, government intelligence, and the military who do what others cannot to serve, defend, and protect.

HIDE: THE PROTECTORS SERIES — BOOK FOUR

Allison Sandoval is on the run after discovering the secret her new husband, Rafael, the leader of a South American country, has kept hidden from the world. She must tell what she knows and stop Rafael but she is on her own, physically weakened by his abuse, and she is running out of time.

Zach Corrigan, owner of a Special Ops organization, accepts the job to find Allison, a woman he is told is mentally ill and who suffers from hallucinations and paranoia. But when Zach finds her, something isn’t right and after he returns her to her husband, Zach can’t get her out of his mind or the belief that he’s made a mistake in taking her back.

Zach is determined to right that wrong. What began as a job is turning into something more. With Zach, Allison finds a… Continue reading

Shelter You by Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Cover Reveal

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Title: Shelter You

Author: Alice Montalvo-Tribue

Expected Release: January 2014

Cover Designer: Distorted Edge Design

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions

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Synopsis
She’s mine.

That was my first thought when I held my baby in my arms at seventeen. I didn’t care that I’d already promised to give her to a wealthy family.

She is mine.

I ran away from that hospital, from that family, from the very life I knew. My plan was to start my life over with what little money I (have/had?), determined to make something of myself despite the odds.

 Then Logan Tate entered my life.

Gorgeous and controlling, he claimed he was trying to help me, and that he didn’t care that I was another teenage pregnancy story.

But I don’t trust him. I don’t trust anyone. And if Logan knew the real secrets and lies I was keeping inside, he wouldn’t dare try to shelter me.

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I look up at her with tears in my eyes. If not for this kind woman, I’d be handing Lily over to her adoptive parents in a matter of hours. It may seem cruel of me to have promised to… Continue reading

Hattie by Anna Bozena Brown – Book Blitz

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HATTIE: A Novel
Anna Bozena Bowen

Synopsis:

Recipient of twelve book awards, HATTIE, a debut novel, begins with the end of a woman’s life and delivers a story that comes out of the heart and soul of what it means to be human in a sometimes inhuman world. In a spare and powerful narrative, this soulful story takes us on an intimate journey through the meaning of Hattie’s life and life in general. HATTIE is a mystical, spiritual, and very human experience.

Excerpt:

At first she struggled. The terror of impending death had instinctively gripped her. Her lips clenched. The pressure of tightly held air mounted until searing pain tore through her chest. Her lungs felt on fire. To hold back what was inevitable, her throat and face hardened like a stone dam. Her body twisted in agony. Her face distorted. Her hands clawed.

One last thought fought its way through the terror. “Not like this.” She didn’t want agony. She didn’t want to look deformed. And she knew she was going to die. So she made the last choice she was ever going to make. She stopped struggling. Slowly her body began to untwist. Her arms and legs loosened… Continue reading

Divided by Livia Jamerlan – Release Day Blitz

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Title: Divided

Author: Livia Jamerlan

Release Date: December 3, 2013

Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets

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Synopsis

Alani LaBelle has it all. A great job, amazing friends, and a loving fiancé. Traveling to Las Vegas for her bachelorette party, she never expects to come across someone who rocks her world the way Ryan Kraft does. Though they only share a few hours together, the connection she feels with him is undeniable. Thinking that her feelings for him may be old feet she brushes it off and attempts to focus on her fiancé and their impending nuptials.

Heartbroken by her fiancé only days before their wedding, she finds herself needing to escape, needing to hide from reality. Though Alani knows that Ryan lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she never thought their paths would cross again while she is there.

Their friendship changes to something more with a good night kiss. Needing to be with Ryan, she leaves her old life in… Continue reading

Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2) by Anna Applegate (Reviewed by Michele)

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Title: Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy #2)

 Author: Anna Applegate

 Published Date: November 18, 2013

 Genre: Paranormal Romance

 Rating:

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***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

 Synopsis

Nothing is ever quite as it seems, at least not for Ariya Adams. She’s only recently discovered the supernatural world is real, and that world wants something from her. Her blood. Her unique ability to heal both werewolves and vampires with only a few drops gives Ariya a great power. However, that power has put her in unfathomable danger.

 James, her sexy vampire boyfriend and Protector, has done well keeping Ariya safe in the past. When a new, more powerful and manipulative evil comes into play, it may prove to be more than they can handle, especially when their forbidden affair makes Ariya more vulnerable to the deceptive new enemy seeking to control her. Her grasp on reality will be tested and twisted as she battles to save James, her friends, and herself.

 Despite her determination, she may be faced with a pain greater than she ever imagined. Even the most powerful abilities have limitations, and this time, the power… Continue reading

A Knight from Dein by Peter R. Stone (Reviewed by Cianna)

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Title: A Knight from Dein

 Author: Peter R. Stone

 Published Date: September 2, 2012

 Genre: Christian Fiction

 Rating:

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 Synopsis

Sir Carl Hardcourt, a merchant-knight from Dein, must make a difficult decision. Will he fulfill his obligation to build his father’s commercial empire and forsake his chance for courtly love? Or will he heed the call of chivalry and offer his sword to the King of Tenham, who is making a brave yet futile stand against the invincible hordes of grey-skinned, humanoid amalehqs, lead by their brutal king?

***Contains Violence, Heavy Violence Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

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***Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine’s Review***

I love fantasy books, so I thought I’d give this book a try, but I didn’t realize how much war strategy was going to be in this book. That’s the reason for four stars for me; it was a lot, and it was detailed and I felt it slowed down the pace of the book. If you are a fan of army novels, troop movement, planning, then don’t be discouraged by my rating, I bet you’ll love this book. It’s well… Continue reading

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