Friday, July 31, 2015

Blitz - Forced to Remember by Samantha LaFantasie


Forced to Remember by Samantha LaFantasie

Series: Nepherium Novella Series #3

Genre: Adult, Fantasy

The weight of the world feels heavy on my shoulders. Desperation touches everything. Memories forgotten, truths untold. Humanity is threatened. Their safety granted in exchange for me. But I won’t go without a fight.With strange occurrences taking place in the city, it’s up to Elsa and her team to discover why. But an odd encounter at an abandoned warehouse leaves the team with more questions than answers. Just when the team least expects it, Alexander returns, and he’s not alone or without demands: the world’s safety in exchange for Elsa. They have only one week to decide while the world falls under Alexander’s wrath and his powerful army of followers. Avalon seeks help from every Nepherium that can be spared and hope it will be enough to stop Alexander.



The commons was designed as a place for officers and elites
to enjoy simple recreation and eat without cause for ridiculous ceremonies,
such as saluting and acknowledging every single rank beneath them. It was also
open all hours of the day to accommodate the various schedules, whereas the
mess hall operated during normal meal times only. As I entered, I found it
packed with all ranks, eyes glued to the TV lowered from the ceiling in the
center of the room. The volume was so high it echoed through the halls. Even
the shower room on the basement level picked up a low murmured hum just above
the buzz of lights when I went to clean up after another workout.

It appeared the news stations had somehow caught wind of the
mysterious happenings there. Strange lights, voices, people in dark vehicles
coming and going at all hours of the day and night. That wasn’t news to me, and
I didn’t want anything else to do with the place. Rarely did the media tell the
truth on what really happens. It was better I ignored the report altogether.

I squeezed and pushed my way to the fridge to pull out a
pimento sandwich and bottle of water then managed to wiggle my way to the
cabinet on the far end for a small bag of chips. Deciding it would be better to
eat in my room, I made my way to the door. Right as I reached it, I realized
the room fell silent. Looking up, I met the eyes of every soul in the crowded
room. They seemed to wait for my reaction.

Then my eyes lifted to the TV, narrowing in on a set of orbs
that were like empty black pits with a sprinkling of brown. The single dimple
on his cheek remained put as he flashed his arrogant smile to all the cameras
surrounding him. My lungs constricted, expelling what seemed like the last of
the air left in the room. A black rim dotted my vision and a strange swishing
in my ears overwhelmed every other sound. Something crashed to the floor with a
loud clatter that echoed too much. My vision faded, and my legs gave out from
under me. 


About the Author

A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.
Among her writing credentials, a member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has authored works such as Heart Song (her debut novel) and Made to Forget.Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.

Want more from Samantha? Keep up with her at any of her digital hangouts.



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Giveaway/Q&A - Dragon Fall - Katie MacAlister


For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.

Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul.


*********************Q & A***************************

1) If you had to live out the rest of your life as a character in one of your books which would it be and why?

Just one character? That's cruel and unusual punishment, since I have crushes on all my heroes, and would be happy to step in at any time to replace one of the heroines. You know, if they had to go somewhere. Or if someone (*cough*) sent them on a long trip on the other side of the world. Yeah. I'd totally sacrifice myself to keep aaaall those heroes happy. Especially Christian. And Baltic. And Nikola, and Iain, and Corbin, and Benedikt, and...whew. A little warm in here, isn't it?

With more than fifty books out, it's really impossible for me to pick just one book to step into. I can say that I'd probably lean toward one of the paranormals, simply because I love me some dragons and vampires. And Viking ghosts. And Celtic gods. And doppelgangers...great, now I'm off again. *sigh*

2) Would you consider yourself a "salty", "sweet", or "sultry" person and why?

Oh, I would love to be a sultry person. I want to be a sultry person. Sultry is sexy and mysterious and spicy and all sorts of enticing. But alas, I'm a salty person. I'm not overly sweet, but I do try to provide something that people need in their lives (like salt): humor. The world would be a plain, tasteless place without humor! Viva la salty people!

3) What is one food you literally could not live without?

Chocolate. Oh, pizza and taco salads run a close second, but chocolate is an absolute must have (in moderation, alas).

4) Other than writing what are some other jobs you have had in your life?

I've been a check sorter at a bank, a cashier at a college bookstore, a customer service peon for an art museum, a bird skeleton cleaner for a natural history museum, a Fortran coder, and a physics peer instructor at a university.

5) When you're feeling blue or down what are some things that help make you feel better?

Oddly enough, submerging myself can be helpful for blue days. I recently lost my old boy dog, and during his last couple of days (when I knew I was going to have to let him go) and shortly thereafter, I wrote like a demon. It was a way to avoid looking at his empty dog bed, although I did give myself a day to do nothing but cry. For non-tragedic blue days, I generally baby my muse with video games, black and white mystery movies, and reading.


About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember Katie MacAlister has loved reading, and grew up with her nose buried in a book. It wasn't until many years later that she thought about writing her own books, but once she had a taste of the fun to be had building worlds, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes, she was hooked.

With more than fifty books under her belt, Katie's novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. A self-proclaimed gamer girl, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her dogs, and frequently can be found hanging around online.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review - Good Intentions (The Road to Salvation, #3) by Pembroke Sinclair

Synopsis: Katie has been through Hell—literally—and discovered that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. In fact, she kind of enjoyed it. She got to be with Josh, found out about her past, and discovered who she wanted to be as a person. Katie didn’t care that her actions went against social norms. She was happy.

But things are changing—again. Wes has come back into her life, and that can only mean trouble. His presence threatens to unravel her new-found happiness. She can’t allow that. She won’t let him back in. Yet, Katie can’t push him away.

Thrown back into a state of confusion and uncertainty, Katie is once again forced to pick sides, and in the process, she may lose herself.

My Thoughts: Let me begin by saying if you have not read the first two books of this series I advise it before trying to jump into this one so you will have an idea of what is going on. They are quick and fast reads so it wont take you long to get caught up. (The Appeal of Evil Review), (Dealing with Devils Review)

The story has gotten better and better in each book and now we have made it to another crescendo as we go into Good Intentions. We left off with Katie being asked by Wes "What have you done?" Yep Wes is back and although Katie can't decide if his motives are pure she begins having doubts where Josh is concerned "FINALLY".

I still find Katie infuriating but she has "grown" a bit throughout the series or at least has started having a better thought process. She has began questioning her decisions and why she felt certain ways so I have to give her that at least.

I really loved this series, after I got past Katie being so childish, but must say the last book, Good Intentions, was my favorite of the three. I enjoy how everything came together at the end. Was on pins and needles a few times as it seemed things were not going to go as I had hoped but everything worked out for the best.

I'm not sure if this is the final book or not as there was no cliff hanger at the end like the first two but there is certainly room for more action should the author decide to continue it. I would enjoy reading more for sure but if not I am totally satisfied with the ending.

*About Pembroke Sinclair*

Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming--the home of 56 nationalities--it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Sacrifice by Jennifer Snyder

Title: Sacrifice

Author: Jennifer Snyder

Series: Succubus Kiss #3

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

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The battle between Kenna Blake and the wraith isn’t over…

As the wraith grows stronger, Kenna is forced to follow the devastating path she has struggled to avoid since becoming a succubus. Her desire to free herself from him increases—but the cost of riding herself of the wraith comes at a shocking cost she isn’t willing to pay.

Once she commits an unspeakable act while overtaken by the wraith, Kenna fears he has won and that she is out of options, as well as time. It is after this devastating moment occurs that a savior steps forward, willing to sacrifice eternity for her salvation.

Will Kenna change her mind and allow someone to pay the ultimate price for her soul?

Kiss of Awakening (Prequel, currently FREE!)

Seduce (Book #1)

Savor (Book #2)


          Dear God, I had become one of those girls. The type I hated most. The kind who acted as though they couldn’t breathe without their boyfriend shoved up their ass. This was what I thought about as warm hands slipped beneath my tank top to caress against my stomach. Randal had mentioned the need to visit Red River, as well as run a few other errands, and instantly, my heart pounded. The desire to ask if I could tag along burned across the tip of my tongue, but I sank my teeth into my bottom lip to keep the words at bay.
          When had this happened to me? When had I become one of those girls?
          If I thought hard enough—and was completely honest with myself—I could pinpoint when. It happened after returning home from Avalon Bay. Something inside of me changed during that trip, and not for the better. The search for Lexy Bloom—who happened to be the only witch I knew of with the power to rid me of the vile wraith taking up residency inside of me—had gone well. We had found her little shop, Bloom’s Garden, without trouble, and after pleading my case to her, she had agreed to help with minimal resistance. While I had felt horrible once she informed me of the toll performing a spell of this caliber would take on her, the feeling disappeared the second she elaborated on what the spell would cost me.
          My soul.
          No matter how you twisted it, that was the price I would pay.

About the Author

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


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Monday, July 20, 2015

Review - Expiration Day by William Powell

Synopsis: What happens when you turn eighteen and there are no more tomorrows?

It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction…. Driven by the need to understand what sets teknoids apart from their human counterparts, Tania begins to seek answers. But time is running out. For everyone knows that on their eighteenth “birthdays,” teknoids must be returned to Oxted—never to be heard from again.

Review: I liked the overall story but I did feel as though there were a few holes here and there that could have been explained in a bit more detail like why are "human" females who are able to carry children taken from their families and never allowed to keep any of their children? I found that kind of harsh and made me feel like they were no better off than the teknoids in the story no matter if they were pampered where they wound up. I don't see where being a birthing cow would be any cool career. What if the female refused? How can you make a female have a baby and not get to decide if she wishes to keep it herself?

Another mishap is I never really could "connect" with Tania until towards the ending because she really came off as sounding more like a teenage boy than a young girl. It thru me off and kept the story from flowing as well as it should have.

As I mentioned about some holes in the story there were also some places that I could have done all the musical jibber jabber. I mean I get she was in a band and they played gigs but I didn't care to know about the beats, cues, and ect...

There were times I wanted to just put the book down and leave it be but if at all possible I hate to DNF a book so I trudged on and while it did pick up towards the end and tie up and explain a few things I still couldn't give it more than a 3-star rating. With that being said I still look forward to more works by Mr. Powell.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: The Ruthless Greek's Return by Sharon Kendrick

Synopsis: The jewel in his plan

Once Loukas Sarantos was bodyguard to the world's richest men. Now the ruthless Greek is a CEO with bodyguards of his own. And his most recent procurement means he can finally take revenge on Jessica Cartwright—the only woman to ever walk away from him.

As the face of Loukas's new luxury jewelry company, formerly out-of-his-league Jessica now has to answer to him—and he will relish every second of having her under his control! But as the embers of their former fire reignite, Loukas begins to realize Jessica may be the most precious jewel in his possession…

My Thoughts: I found this to be a quick read and read it almost in one sitting. Although I really didn't like Loukas in the beginning because of his agenda after hearing his story I grew to appreciate him and his feelings better. Jessica on the other hand I kinda wanted to smack a few times because even though I could really understand her insecurities I felt like they were childish at times. Alot of hurt could have been avoided had she simply asked Loukas what she wanted to know instead of just always assuming the worst of him.

The chemistry is very apparent between the two main characters and they played equally well against one another. I mean the story wasn't so one sided like many are. This one throughly explained or gave you a general picture of the background between Loukas and Jessica and where they both were coming from.

Received free for an honest review.