Monday, 26 January 2015

I heart Kelly Hashway Video

This is the last of my I heart Kelly Hashway posts. If you missed the previous posts check them out below:

I heart Kelly Hashway & Giveaway (Giveaway is still happening)

I heart Kelly Hashway Interview

I heart ... author Kelly Hashway answers your questions!

This last post is a video that Kelly has done for just you guys. Enjoy!


When you get a kindle don't make my mistake!






Anyone who knows me knows I was against e-readers. I love my paperbacks but I gave in and was gifted a Kindle from my dad for Christmas. I was still slightly weary of using it but then something happened... that one click button and then YOU HAVE A BOOK. I now have a eBook buying addiction and it isn't helping that I am still buying paperbacks as well!! Now I have loads of eBooks and not enough time to read them!

Another thing I can't stop read doing is requesting books on Netgalley :( It is so easy to click on a great book that isn't available yet from some of your favourite publisher's. And now I have tons of books that need to be reviewed and I am such a slow reader and a mood reader so that pile is not moving!!!

The point of this post is if you get a kindle or have one and  I know it is easier said than done but try not to hit that button too much. Also if you can't read them fast enough don't request to many books on Netgalley. I am slowing trying to get though them and trying not to request books but when you get the email saying you are approved my heart does get a little bit bigger :) Fingers crossed I can get though all the books ASAP!

Anyone have the same issues? Let me know how I can make myself stop lol

Friday, 23 January 2015

Blog Tour: #Review Glory (The Legend of Glory #1) by Devin O'Branagan

I love The Legend of Glory Trilogy by Devin O'Branagan. And with it's brand new covers and with a prominent Hollywood producer trying to shop The Legend of Glory trilogy as a possible TV or film project I had to re read it again and see if I still loved it. And you might have guessed it, I still loved it!



Book: Glory
Series: (The Legend of Glory #1)
Author: Devin O'Branagan
Pages: 220
Book provided by author
Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪ 
 
 
 
Blurb:
 
Seventeen-year-old Glory Templeton’s blood holds the cure for a deadly pandemic-plague and she embarks on a quest to save humanity. When evil forces conspire to stop her, three supernatural beings are assigned to be her guardians. Forbidden love, mysterious companions, ancient secret societies, and ominous astronomical monuments all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable young woman. The legend of Glory begins!
 
Review
 
Re reading Glory again I fell in love with it. It is a quick, exciting book that has all the elements I love in a book, romance, mystery, paranormal creatures galore and hot guys I can fall in love with :) I read it really quickly and if I had of had the time to read it in one sitting I would have.
 
The main protangist in Glory is seventeen year old Glory Templeton who's blood holds the cure to a deadly pandemic plague and embarks on a journey to save humanity. Glory is a great female protangist and even though she is in danger from human and super natural beings she still tries to stay strong and complete her mission. She cares about the rest of humanity, not just herself.


One of the great points about Glory by Devin O Branagan is that on Glory's quest she is joined by three supernatural guardians. Kind, independent, pretty, young witch Kaia, good-looking cowboy vampire, Zane and handsomely dark and mysterious angel. Dominic. Along the way we get to know about how each character ticks and how they became who they are all.


We once again like many YA books I think, is a love triangle between Glory, vampire Zane and angel Dominic. I really like love triangles and I really liked seeing how different Glory was with each guy. Passionate and overwhelming with Zane and an intense, caring love for Dominic. You always have a favorite in a love triangle and I did. I love Zane :)


Finally how can we forget about Hallie, Glory's Australian Shepard dog. She is her faithful companion the whole way though the story which was great to see.

Overall I really enjoyed Glory. It has a great storyline, great characters and is a great read. It is a book I highly recommend people pick up!
 
 
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
 
Bestselling author Devin O’Branagan writes novels about uncommon heroes. Her genres include young adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance, paranormal thrillers, and romantic comedy. She’s been published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books, German publisher Heyne Verlag, Turkish publisher Dogan Egmont, and indie publisher Cornucopia Creations. Her books are available in print, eBook, and audio book formats.
 

Monday, 19 January 2015

I heart... Author Kelly Hashway Answers Your Questions!

Don't forget you can still enter to win a  paperback of Touch Of Death or The Monster Within by Kelly Hashway here



Q: Hi Kelly, what attracts you to writing paranormal? From Catherine Stine

A: Hi, Catherine! I've always loved paranormal because it's like our world only better. The idea of beings with supernatural abilities is really intriguing to me and has been since I was very young. It's easy to lose myself in a world of paranormal abilities because there are so many I'd love to have. 

Q: Hi Kelly! Do you have a favorite song? From Cassandra @ Cassandra's writing world

A: Hey, Cassandra. A favorite song? Eek, that's a tough one. Lately I'm obsessed with "Just Tonight" by The Pretty Reckless, but really my favorite song changes with my mood or what book I'm currently writing. I tend to find a song that reflects the tone I'm going for, and I listen to it on repeat until I'm finished with the book. I know I really love the song when I still want to listen to it after all that. ;) One of my all-time favorite songs would have to be "Brown Eyed Girl" since I am one.

Q: You write and also edit other's work- What do you do to rewind, when you need a break from all the worlds? Also: Hello! *waves* From Leandra Wallace

A: *Waves* Hello to you! Believe it or not, I read. I love words. I find if I'm not writing or editing, I want to be reading. But on the occasions when I need a break from it all, I turn up some music and sing and dance with my daughter, who doesn't mind that mommy can't dance or sing very well.

Q: What inspired you to become a writer? From Kerry-Ann @Reading A Little Bit Of Everything

A: Hi, Kerry-Ann. When I first learned to read, I was hooked. To me, authors were the coolest people ever. I used to read so much I'd get eyestrain, so I decided to start writing as well. I remember writing poems, short stories, and even my first novel in elementary school. It's just part of who I am.

Q:Why are you so awesome? From Megan @ Reading Away The Days (Thats from me :-P )

A: Aw, Megan, YOU are the awesome one. <3 Thanks so much for having me.

Do you have any more questions for Kelly? Leave your questions below!

Check out an interview with author Kelly Hashway here


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Double #Review: City of Ashes & City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Book: City of Ashes
Series: The Mortal Instruments (2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 453
Bought Own Copy
Rating: ✪✪✪✪
 
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
 
Blurb:
 
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation
 
Review
 
This was such a fantastic sequel. I am so excited for the next book. All the characters are amazing, the story and the world Cassandra Clare has created. The mortal instruments series is up there with some of the best books I have ever read!!!
 
Book: City Of Glass
Series: The Mortal Instruments (3)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 541
Bought Own Copy
Rating: ✪✪✪✪✪
 
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
 
Blurb:
 
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments
 
Review
 
SPOILERS

Amazing! I don't know if there are enough words to describe how great this series is! City of Glass was a great book in the series. I loved being in the world of Idris. It sounds like a beautiful and old world! I was so glad Jace wasn't Clary's sister!!! Jace and Clary are made for each other. Sebastian is an evil horrible person. I have a feeling he isn't really dead. In a way I felt Valentine truly believed he was doing the right thing and I really do think he loved Jace in his own way.

I LOVE Magnus I think he is one of my favourite characters, I cant wait to read Magnus's own short stories.

I wasn't sure of Simon as I was all team Jace at the start but now I really like him as well. I think he should end up with Maia not Isabelle.

I cant believe little Max was killed it really shocked me!

Overall I really loved this book!! I cant wait to read more!  
 
 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Book Blitz: Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos #Giveaway

 

Unremembered Things by Rachel Tsoumbakos (Genre: Paranormal Romance)
 
Unremembered Things (Wood Nymph Chronicles #1) by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 

Blurb

 

One woman, two worlds and nothing but UNREMEMBERED THINGS separating them. Indiana Shamira has a dark secret that could shatter her version of reality and get her killed in the process. Now if only she could remember what it is… When Indiana wakes with no memory of her past life and a vampire called Sam hanging from the rafters in her cellar, she knows things are about to get nasty. Not only does Sam know all about her previous life, but he seems intent on seducing her as well. Of course her boyfriend, Kurt, has different ideas – like making her open the portal to hell! And then there is the nagging suspicion that Indiana is not entirely human, now she can see ghostly images from the Otherworld. Or could it be from the life she can no longer remember? They include the flickering effigy of Kurt and a redwood forest that conjures up deeply repressed magic. Not only will Indiana have to risk everything to keep the door to another dimension closed, she will have to decide whether she is ready to lose her heart to someone who has more secrets than herself. Set in the lush Australian bush, UNREMEMBERED THINGS is a fusion of fantasy, paranormal and forbidden romance.

 

Purchase (Pre-order)

 
 
Excerpt
“It is time.” Her voice purred like a kitten, but Indiana suspected she was really a feral animal on the inside. “For what?” Her voice was raspy, hesitant and unsure if she really wanted to know the answer. Somewhere, deep inside, she suspected she already knew. “Just remember I’m doing this for us,” Sam whispered into her ear. “So we can be together forever.” Before Indiana could question him further, she felt a flurry of hands over her body. Indiana tried to open her eyes, but a warm hand reached up and carefully covered them. Indiana was bitten – hard, and she groaned in pleasure. Shocked by her unexpected display, she clutched her hands outwards. Feeling the writhe of skin on skin, she tried to pull herself free. The tickle of fingers across her neck and down her spine calmed her with their warm familiarity. “It’s okay, Indiana.” The feathery words danced across her skin, warm like a summer breeze. She stilled and let Sam’s fingers intertwine with her own, relieved by his simple touch. Time seemed to move forward and Indiana was presented with brief snippets of fleeting images; Camilla biting Sam, biting her. Indiana enjoying the pain of Camilla’s sharp teeth as they gnashed at her neck, her thighs and her wrist. The flurry of skin and hands and teeth as they writhed together in the height of passion. Pale hands slithered over her own luminescent skin, then Sam’s darker skin brushed against her own, warming her and protecting her but against what she was unsure. Then Camilla poised over Sam, a knife in her hand. A flash of blood as it splayed out from a gaping neck wound. Indiana’s involuntary gasp and then choking sob at the sight of the cavernous hole. Hungry sucking as Camilla drank her fill. A warm hand, its fingers still laced through hers, slowing turning ice cold.

Giveaway

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  • 1 x eCopy of Unremembered Things
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  • 1 x eCopy of The Ring of Lost Souls
  • 1 x $10 Amazon gift card
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Rachel Tsoumbakos. Author of contemporary horror and paranormal fiction.About the Author

 
 
Rachel Tsoumbakos is a stay home mother of two. Her main passions are writing, reading and organic gardening. Rachel lives with her husband, two kids, three cats and eight chickens in the hills surrounding Melbourne, Australia. While she has had several articles published through mainstream magazines, she has also written extensively for True Blood Net and the now defunct Suite 101. When she is not tending to her organic veggie garden, she is working on her cardio as she trains 


              

Friday, 16 January 2015

Book Spotlight: Touch by Natalia Jaster & #Giveaway



The myth of Eros isn’t the truth. Her story is the truth . . .
Love is an immortal bad girl. With a strike of her arrow and a smirk on her face, she pins human hearts together against their will. It’s for their own good, of course—silly, clueless creatures that they are.
But Love has never loved. Not until she meets the mortal boy that she's destined to match with another mortal girl.
Available for at: iBooks & Barnes & Noble
And Amazon: USCanadaUKGermanyFranceSpain,ItalyJapanBrazilMexicoAustralia
Download and preview sample chapters at: Smashwords

About the Author:

Her kindergarten teacher told her mom that Natalia stared out the window too much, daydreaming instead of paying attention in class. It’s true. Eventually she learned to focus more in school (and to love it), but the daydreaming never stopped. So after earning her master’s in creative writing and spending a bunch of fun years as a magazine editor, Natalia is now a writer of YA romance.

She is also a total fool for first-kiss scenes, fanfiction, libraries, and starry nights.

Touch is her first book.

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