Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blog Tour: Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes- Interview & #Giveaway

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Interview with author Kit Forbes
 
 
Describe the concept of Shadows Fall Away in one sentence!
 
A twenty-first century juvenile delinquent finds himself in polite Victorian society and hopes unmasking a famous killer is the ticket home.
 
Why Jack the ripper as the main concept of the book?

 
Partly because it’s one of the world’s most famous “whodunits”. Partly because I love books and movies giving new spins on who “Jack” was. Partly because I’ve always wished I could take a visit to late Victorian England.
 
Describe the main protagonist Mark in 140 characters or less.
 
Snarky underachiever with a good heart who knows how to stay just this side of a felony and plays a mean guitar.
 
Why should we pick up Shadows Fall Away?
 
Because your readers want the amusement of watching me in a gif faint and fall on my face should Shadows Fall Away make the top of some bestseller list?
 
No? I suppose that’s a good, because I did the falling on my face thing last summer. It hurt.

 
Silliness aside, I always try to write the kind of books I would like to read with the types of realistic characters I want to root for and think about after their current story is finished.
 
 
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Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books
 
 Mark Stewart is one incident away from becoming a juvenile delinquent, and his parents have had enough. They ship Mark off to London England to stay with his eccentric aunt Agatha who is obsessed with all things Jack the Ripper. After a strange twist of luck, Mark is struck by lightning, and he wakes to find himself in 1888 Victorian London.
 
His interest in a string of murders Scotland Yard has yet to solve make him a likely suspect. After all, why would a young boy like Mark know so much about the murders? Could he be the ripper they’ve been searching for? Convinced the only way to get back home is to solve the murders, Mark dives headfirst into uncovering the truth.
 
Mark’s only distraction comes in the form of the beautiful Genie Trembly, a girl who is totally out of his league and who may have already caught the attention of the infamous ripper. To save her, he’ll endanger both their lives, and risk being trapped in the past forever.
 
 
Author: Kit Forbes
 
Kit Forbes has been a lover of books, history, and all things paranormal for as long as she can remember. She lives in Western Pennsylvania with her youngest daughter and an assortment of cats who give new meaning to the world bizarre.

Author Links:  Website  | Twitter Facebook | Goodreads
 
 
 

 
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Monday, 22 September 2014

My journey with the Sookie Stackhouse Series

My all time favorite book series EVER is the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris! Just recently I have finished reading the series for the 3rd time and I still love it!!! I wanted to make this post to share with you my thoughts on the series. There will be spoilers so if you haven't read the series yet please beware! Also if you haven't read the series yet, what have you been doing!
 
List of the Sookie Stackhouse Series in chronological order:
 
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
Dead as a doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse
Dead and Gone
Dead in the Family
Dead Reckoning
Deadlocked
Dead Ever After
 
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)I read the first book in the series Dead Until Dark back in 2009 and instantly fell in love with the series. From the characters, to the setting, to the theme it ticked all the boxes for the sort of book I love. Reading the Sookie Stackhouse series made me fall in love with the setting, I now love to pick up books set in southern states, from New Orleans to Virginia to Texas.
 
Once I had devoured Dead Until Dark I read every book that was published in the series at the time and continued to love it. As the books continued I loved seeing more of Eric. Eric is one of my favorite characters in the series and I rooted for him and Sookie from the beginning. When we got to book four Dead to the World my excitement level grow. I think Dead to the World is my favorite book in the series. That shower scene has stuck with me for ages!! I think it is probably my favorite scene of the whole series and that is saying a lot, being that there is 13 books!  As the books continued they just got more amazing, and the introduction of other types of creatures was great, from shape shifters, to werewolves to fairies the Sookie Stackhouse Series has it all!
 
When it got to the final book in the series Dead Ever After, many people were going crazy with the speculation of what was going to happen. How was Ms Harris going to end the series? I was hoping the series would end the way I wanted which was Eric and Sookie together, but it didn't happen, as everyone who has read the books knows. A lot of people decided that because it didn't end the way they wanted, that the series automatically was terrible. I head people saying "What was Ms Harris thinking?" " Dead Ever after has such a silly ending.. it doesn't make sense!" After I had calmed down (I was like what is happening here) I realized that the series ended in the most perfect way for, Sookie the character, after reading the last book again I stand by my word that even though many had an issue with it (I did at the beginning) it now feels right!
 
I don't think another series is going to overtake my love for the Sookie Stackhouse Series. I know I will read it many times over the years and continue to fall in love with it again and again!
 
 "I am Sookie Stackhouse, I belong here." Dead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse #13) by Charlaine Harris
 
Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse series? What is your thoughts on the series?
 


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Kiss Of Death by Kelly Hashway: Download it now for FREE!

One of my favorite book series is the Touch of Death Series by Kelly Hashway. I want as many people to read the series and fall in love with it as much as I have. So what better way than to be able to download a prequel to the series for FREE! Grab Kiss of Death NOW!

 


 
Kiss of Death: Young Adult Paranormal Prequel Novella to the Touch of Death Series. This book is told from Alex's POV.

Want to know Alex's story and what he was like before he met Jodi? Now you can. Download it FREE here.
 
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Six Tales of First Loves, Extraordinary Heroines and Daring Adventures for 99c

 
 
 
 
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After Twilight: Six Tales of First Loves, Extraordinary Heroines and Daring Adventures is a YA multi-author boxed set comprised of authors: Julia Crane, Sophie Davis, Lizzy Ford, Ella James, Tara West, and Morgan Wylie.
 
This special Limited-Edition boxed set includes not only six FULL-LENGTH novels, but also four brand new, NEVER-BEFORE RELEASED companion stories. The cover was beautifully done by Eden Crane Designs.

After Twilight includes:

Freak of Nature (IFICS #1) by Julia Crane, plus a special short story prequel
 
Talented (Talented Saga #1) by Sophie Davis, plus Condemned (A Short Story Prequel )
 
Cursed (Voodoo Nights #1) by Lizzy Ford
 
Here (Here Trilogy #1) by Ella James
 
Sophie’s Secret Crush (Whispers Book 5) by Tara West, plus Krysta’s Cursed Cat (A Short Story)
 
Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria: Book One) by Morgan Wylie, plus The Rise of the Paladin (A Short Story Prequel)
 

Friday, 19 September 2014

#Review: Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel #1) by Janet Evanovich

Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel, #1)Book: Wicked Appetite
Series: Lizzy & Diesel #1
Author: Janet Evanovich
Pages: 313
Publisher: Headline
Adult read
Borrowed book from library
Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪
 
Blurb:
 
Narrator 'Lizzy' Tucker is pastry chef in Salem. In June, evil 'Wulf' burns his brand on her hand. His tempting cousin Diesel smells like "fresh-baked Christmas cookies", protects her 24/7 with rude monkey Carl and ninja Cat, after Wulf kills Stephen's guard. Lizzy and Stephen can detect stones for Seven Deadly Sins, and start with Gluttony.
 
Review

Why have I never read a Janet Evanovich book before??!! I loved Wicked Appetite and read it in a day, I literally couldn't put it down.

I loved the storyline it was interesting, fun and funny. The whole mystery of the seven deadly sins stones was so fun and seeing the results of the stone when it was near Lizzy the lead protagonist was so funny.

Wicked Appetite had really quirky characters which I loved. I loved Diesel and Lizzy the male and female lead (I so want them to get together even if they lose their unmentionable talents). Janet Evanovitch knows how to add that little bit of romance to make you cheer the characters on and want them to be together. I also loved Carl the monkey, he is such an awesome little monkey. And I really liked,  Glo , Lizzys friend she was so funny with her magic antics.

 
I really enjoyed this book is was a nice, fun, quirky read and I can't wait to read more of the series!
 

 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Blog Tour: Into the fire by Ashelyn Drake- Guest Post & #Giveaway

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Guest post by author Ashelyn Drake
 
 Who would play the characters if a movie was made of Into the fire?
If Into the Fire was made into a movie, I’d probably be so excited that I wouldn’t care who they cast, but here’s what my dream cast would look like.
Cara Tillman: Dove Cameron
 
Cara is the main character and she’s a phoenix—or she’ll be a full-fledged phoenix in one month when she goes through her rebirth. She has blonde hair with fiery red streaks. She’s emotional, loves the water, and drinks her tea in the least amount of sips as possible. I think Dove Cameron is capable of playing just about any character and I could definitely see her portraying the many sides of Cara.
Logan Schmidt: Spencer Boldman
 
Logan comes across as a tough New Yorker, but he has a soft side. He’s always wearing the leather jacket his mother gave him before she died, and he has a soft spot for Cara. He’s a bit of a player and is at odds with how much moving to Ashlan Falls is changing him. Thanks to my daughter making me watch TV shows with her, I’ve seen Spencer Boldman in both TV series and movies. He looks the part of Logan and can definitely portray that attitude Logan comes to Ashlan Falls with.
Rachel (Cara’s best friend): Maia Mitchell
 
Let me just say how much I love Rachel. She’s the best friend who has your back and isn’t afraid to confront your new love interest and threaten his man parts. Maia Mitchell strikes me as that girl so I think she’d make a great Rachel.
While there are a lot of other characters in Into the Fire, I never like to envision my entire dream cast. I’ll just cross my fingers that the book gets made into a movie and see who gets picked for each role. ;)
 
*I do not own the above images*
 
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Title: Into the Fire
Publication date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Ashelyn Drake
 
 
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.
 
But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.
 
A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.
 
 

Author: Ashelyn Drake
 

Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
 
 
Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
 

 
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Review: Anna And The French Kiss Trilogy by Stephanie Perkins

I recently read the Anna and The French trilogy by Stephanie Perkins and I fell in love with it. Stephanie Perkins is an incredible author and I can't wait to read more of her books. Check out my 5* review's below of Anna and The French Kiss, Lola and The Boy Next Door & Isla and The Happily Ever After!
 
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
 
 
Blurb:
 
       Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere... Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?
 
 
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Review:
  
Ahhhh! I fricking loved Anna and The French Kiss I have wanted to read this book for ages and finally got around to it. (why did I wait sooo long)

The story isn't just amazing, Stephanie Perkins is such an amazing writer! The way she writes romance is like nothing I have read before and it feels so real. Stephanie Perkins is not afraid to deal with real life issues..

I really could not put the book down, it kept me up all night even when I was falling asleep I forced myself awake to read it a bit more! I loved St Clair and I loved Anna.

Stephanie Perkins knows how to use a setting and the setting of Paris was amazing. Ms Perkin's  makes the setting feel like another character.

I cant express anymore how much I loved this book . If you haven't picked it up already, go get it straight away!!
 
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Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)
 
 
Blurb:
 
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion... she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit – the more sparkly, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect for Lola, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend.

That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door. Could the boy from Lola's past be the love of her future?

Fall in love with the international bestseller from queen of young adult fiction, Stephanie Perkins
 
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Review:
 
Why did I wait so long to read this series!!!?? I have fallen in love with Stephanie Perkins writing and her characters. I can't express how much I loved Lola and the boy next door, this series just keeps getting better and better!

I read Anna and The French Kiss a few days before reading this book and I loved it and I loved Lola and The Boy Next Door just as much.

Stephanie Perkins knows how to write romance. I got all the feels in this book. Ms Perkins also is amazing at making the books feel real, she's not scared to deal with real life issues, this is a theme I have noticed with her books.

I loved Lola and her quirky fashion sense and all her outfits. I also loved Cricket but I don't think I love him as much as Etienne!

The whole moon and stars thing!! OMG it was just so cute my melted.
.The characters, the romance, the setting makes for an incredible read you wont forget!!!
 
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Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
 
 
Blurb:
 
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
 
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Review:
 
If I could rate this book a million stars I would. I cant express how much I loved this book. It was... perfect!!

I loved Anna and St Clair, Lola and Cricket but I loved Josh and Isla the most. I just loved them! They where two lost souls who are perfect for each other.

Stephanie Perkins is a genius, she is incredible I haven't come across a writer so incredible  in all life. Even my favorite series of books don't meet the standard of Ms Perkins writing. She is a master of words I just cant get over how amazing a writer she is. The subtle way all the books are linked is incredible. I felt all the emotions of Isla, I laughed, I cried!! This was an incredible, beautiful end to am amazing series!!
 
Have you read Anna and The French Kiss Trilogy?? What did you think of it? Also who would you pick, Etienne, Cricket or Josh. Leave me a comment below!