Cover Reveal: I Still Remember

Today is the cover reveal for I Still Remember by Priya Prithviraj. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Angela Jose of The Crafty Angels.

I Still RememberI Still Remember
By Priya Prithviraj
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Coming-of-Age
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 14, 2017

Blurb:
How do you forget someone you’ve loved once?

Ji-woo dreams of becoming a writer and is back in college giving it a second shot. But then Weon-gyu, her first love, comes back into her new life. Will she give up on her dreams or will she write them a happy ending?

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Priya PrithvirajAbout the Author:
Priya Prithviraj writes poems which appear in journals such as Eastlit and the New Plains Review. She also writes about books, writing and publishing on her blog. She tweets at @priyaprithviraj.

You can find and contact Priya Prithviraj here:
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Cover Reveal: Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

Today is the cover reveal for Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Jenny @ Seedlings Design Studio.

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass VaultQuinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
By Candace Robinson
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Horror
Age category: Upper YA
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Blurb:
Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

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Candace RobinsonAbout the Author:
Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She resides with her husband and daughter.

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Book Blitz: Twice Upon A Time (Paradise Cove #2)

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Twice Upon A Time by Santana Blair. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 17 till 19 April. You can see the blitz schedule here.

Twice Upon a TimeTwice Upon A Time (Paradise Cove #2)
By Santana Blair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 2017

Blurb:
Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a young prince who fell in love with the fairest maiden…

Four years ago, Jayden Williams left Paradise Cove as a young kid with big dreams. But now he’s back home and coming face to face with a dream he thought was long-lost.

On the court he’s known for making some of the riskiest shots under pressure. So now that the girl who got away is back, Jayden is about to take the most precarious shot ever…

Because sometimes love comes twice upon a time.

You can find Twice Upon A Time on Goodreads

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Previous books in this series
And She Called Him Romeo
When you think you might lose the one person that means everything to you, you learn to play harder…

Start the series with And She called Him Romeo (Paradise Cove #1)! The series is one of interconnected standalone books. Each book could be read independently but it also works as a sequential series. You can find this book online:
Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Thirty Days in Technicolor
One moment. One kiss. One Girl… and thirty days… changes everything.

Continue the series with Thirty Days in Technicolor (Paradise Cove #1.5)! You can find this book online:
Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

About the Author:
Santana Blair lives in Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

She enjoys long walks through bookstores and stationery aisles. Her personal philosophy is that rainy days are perfect for getting lost in a good book. She’s a sucker for a good love story.

When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and relaxing with family.

Santana loves connecting with fellow readers via social media.

You can find and contact Santana here:
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There is a book blitz wide giveaway for the book blitz of Twice Upon a Time. One winner will win a signed copy of Twice Upon a Time and a 10$ Starbucks gift card (US Only)

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Book Revew: Issaura’s Claws

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E Wibell. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 10 till 23 April. You can see the tour schedule here.

Issaura's ClawsIssaura’s Claws (The Incarn Saga #1)
By Katharine E Wibell
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 29 November, 2016

Blurb:
According to legend, when the world was young, the goddess Issaura appeared among men. Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a great honor but one that separated this race from other humans. Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if her people were ever at the point of destruction.

“Now a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction. Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.”

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My Review:

A great book, that opens up a story about gods and two populations: Humans and Theriomorphs, a book that builds up characters. And this is the strongest point that I can identify.

Lluava has the ability to shape shift into a white tigress. She is proud of her origins, in a world where being different means not being accepted. A war is about to start and she volunteers as a representative of her family. From here on, we get to experience what means becoming a soldier and taking part in a war.  This is a strong story, which shows the glory, but also the horrible side of war – except the gods-related aspects, which I am not planning on touching.

The book is divided in two parts,  first one being focused in Lluava’s developments, second one following the war and how the team manages to work together. From writing perspective, the author has done a great job in pointing out all emotions for all characters. Most of all, depicting the war scenes. Even though I felt the action as being dragged as some point, later on I understood why I had this feeling.

I loved how the main character was presented – from start to end. She started apparently as a lonely person, constantly living with the idea of being different, all the while trying to fit in. She does however show us, even from the first pages, a strong character with a good sense of justice.  But what actually impressed me was how the reader gets to experience her development: from a girl to a soldier, a leader. She will push herself far beyond her limits, only relying on her own strength. Lluava can become a model heroine.

Without any unnecessary comments, for me this was a lovely read, with a main character that is now among my favorites. It is a series that I will for sure follow.

 

 

 

About the Author:Katharine E Wibell
Katharine Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition, she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs, apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high fantasy.

You can find and contact Katharine here:
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Cover Reveal: Scandal (Scions of the Star Empire #1)

Today is the cover reveal for Scandal by Athena Grayson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Jennette Marie Powell.

ScandalScandal (Scions of the Star Empire #1)
By Athena Grayson
Genre: Sci-fi dystopian with romantic elements
Age category: New Adult/ Adult
Release Date: 23 March 2017

Blurb:
Nothing infuriates Princess Ione Ra more than having someone else take control of her reputation from her, and her old nemesis–gossip journalist Jaris Pulne–is poised to do just that with pilfered pics of her caught in a compromising position with her power-couple partner. As someone who’s no stranger to manipulating the markets on her own social life, Ione knows the wrong scandal means social suicide.

For the other half of the power couple, Den Hades, his survival has depended on staying in his powerful father’s shadow in order to protect his secrets. But on the very night of his one chance to earn a shot at becoming a Scion–and freedom from his father’s ambitions, scandal threatens to tear him from Ione, or worse–force them together before their time.

Damage control turns into danger when their attempts to retrieve the images lead them both into the dark underbelly of the glittering city-planet, exposing secrets of both friends and foes that could lead to more than just social suicide.

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Excerpt Fool’s Gambit
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Denaat Hades held his blade extended, his arm outstretched. He held the lunge on one burning thigh muscle while he stood in near-complete darkness, waiting for the spectacle to begin. The landscape of the party had given way to the evening’s main event—an exhibition duel and bladework demonstration between himself and the Academy’s Blademaster with a twenty-five year record.
Gone were the ornamental topiary plantings that created nooks and alcoves for socializing, and gone was the impressive display of fine foods and the waterfall made from champ-ale bubbling and fizzing over cut-crystal held under pressurized glass until it burst out of the pursed lips of a crystal nymph into glasses for guests. They’d been discreetly cleared away for anti-gravity pods holding comfortable seating for up to a dozen guests. The pods jockeyed for position along x, y, and z axes based on the credit amounts donated by their occupants, except for the single, stationary pod holding his instructors and closest classmates, fixed to the floor at the edge of the ring of drones generating the light field for the dueling area.
Gone also was his shiny, holo-patterned suit and the starsilk shirt beneath it, and the ornamental lights in his hair. His finery—picked out by his class’s style consultant to display his status and wealth—was stuffed into a storage container in favor of light, form-fitting carbon-fiber armor, with a matching face mask. Gauntlets secured to his wrists generated power for the sensors emitting an electro-mesh shield around his body that shifted with the movements of his off hand. His weapon, an elegant blade of wire and light, derived its power from his main hand gauntlet and the glove that protected his hand. Tuned to full, the blade could melt steel or puncture the transparent alloy that made up the dome above his head.
Thankfully, this was an exhibition duel. The blades would sting, but not incapacitate or kill.
He waited, holding his ready position, as the banners came down, displaying his family’s banner, with the twinkling ribbons of support from classmates and other interested parties, and the Academy banner, under which Master Kenndar dueled. Tradition kept the Academy banner free of ribbons, but his neural interface told him the odds of his loss were just under fifty percent. The markets were calling this a close thing and the players in the markets were nothing, if not savvy odds-players.
The lights came up around the ring, plunging the shifting observation cars into darkness as Master Kenndar entered from the other side of the oval. He took his cue to step forward, meeting his opponent in the center of the ring. He executed the formal bow, hand-grip, and blade salute deserving of a worthy opponent and prayed his master’s teachings weren’t wasted. He returned to his ready position to await the chime beginning the match, but not before he glanced towards the stationary box and spotted her in the front row, the lights in her hair twinkling in time with the flashes of crystal on her dress.
Ione wore a small smile of bored amusement, echoing the expressions of probably everyone in the audience, and he knew their thoughts. Yet another Academy student, ready to show off for status and praise, as if the privileges of his born position didn’t already come with their own accolades. His gaze flicked to the VIP box and he saw another bored, slightly amused expression, only he knew this one masked keen interest. As if the man sensed his scrutiny, Invicti Hades lifted one eyebrow and Den heard the words as surely as if they’d been broadcast for all to hear. What new way have you found to disappoint me?
The lurking paranoia he’d lived with for ten years summoned itself to the forefront of his awareness as the lights in the arena changed to a soft blue. The chimes sounded for Ready and Arm, and his blade flared to golden life. Across the ring, Master Kenndar assumed his own ready position. Den felt the eyes of the spectators crawling over him, adding weight to his protective gear. Waiting for him to fail.
The last chime sounded. Engage!
He leapt forward, his awareness extended out to the blade’s end, as he’d been taught and trained by Kenndar to do for ten years. And knew he’d made a mistake.

Series Blurb for Scions of the Star Empire:

They can have anything they want…except a future.

The children of Landfall’s powerful nobility have all the wealth and privilege of their family status, but there’s only one thing that will give them true freedom–the title of Scion. The only way to earn it is by carefully managing the social influence markets that rank them according to their accomplishments. At the exclusive Landfall Cultural Academy, the heirs compete to elevate their status high enough for the Cultural Trust to grant them the title and the freedom to make their own way, and scandal is as good as scholarship.

About the Author:
Athena Grayson likes kickass heroines, big-brained and sexy beta heroes who aren’t afraid of strong women or their own feelings, and stories that turn the genre tropes sideways. If you’re looking for something a little unexpected, a little more, and a lot of fun…this is your kinda place.

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Cover Reveal: Twice Upon A Time (Paradise Cove #2)

Today is the cover reveal for Twice Upon A Time by Santana Blair. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by RE Creatives.

Twice Upon a TimeTwice Upon A Time (Paradise Cove #2)
By Santana Blair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 2017

Blurb:
Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a young prince who fell in love with the fairest maiden…

Four years ago, Jayden Williams left Paradise Cove as a young kid with big dreams. But now he’s back home and coming face to face with a dream he thought was long-lost.

On the court he’s known for making some of the riskiest shots under pressure. So now that the girl who got away is back, Jayden is about to take the most precarious shot ever…

Because sometimes love comes twice upon a time.

You can find Twice Upon A Time on Goodreads

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Previous books in this series
And She Called Him Romeo
When you think you might lose the one person that means everything to you, you learn to play harder…

Start the series with And She called Him Romeo (Paradise Cove #1)! The series is one of interconnected standalone books. Each book could be read independently but it also works as a sequential series. You can find this book online:
Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Thirty Days in Technicolor
One moment. One kiss. One Girl… and thirty days… changes everything.

Continue the series with Thirty Days in Technicolor (Paradise Cove #1.5)! You can find this book online:
Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

About the Author:
Santana Blair lives in Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

She enjoys long walks through bookstores and stationery aisles. Her personal philosophy is that rainy days are perfect for getting lost in a good book. She’s a sucker for a good love story.

When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and relaxing with family.

Santana loves connecting with fellow readers via social media.

You can find and contact Santana here:
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Goodreads
Amazon
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Newsletter

Giveaway
There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Twice Upon a Time. One winner will win a signed set of 3 paperbacks from The Paradise Cove Series. Includes: And She Called Him Romeo, Thirty Days in Technicolor, and Twice Upon A Time by Santana Blair.

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Book Blitz: Reckless Hearts

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 7 till 13 February. You can see the blitz schedule here.

Reckless HeartsReckless Hearts (Reckless Hearts #1)
By Heather Van Fleet
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: February 7, 2017

Blurb:
Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.

My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.

But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.

Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.

All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.

You can find Reckless Hearts on Goodreads

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Excerpt:

Addison

 He answered on the third ring. “Hey, Gav. You busy?”

“Not Gav.”

My face warmed at the sound of Collin’s voice.

“You there?”

“Um, yes. But I need to speak with Gavin, please.” Keep breathing, keep calm. You’ve got this.

“But I need to talk to you first.”

I clenched my teeth. “May I talk to him, please?”

“Nope.”

I threw my head back against the couch and groaned. “Why not?” If he was going to be short with his answers, I would be short with my questions.

“Need to talk to you about something first. Told you that.”

Could’ve sworn I heard the words Needs to eat your pussy is more like it in the background, but my mind was scrambling like the eggs I’d cooked for breakfast.

“Shut up, asshole,” Collin barked.

I spun a loose string around my finger. “What did you just say to me?”

Total déjà vu.

The wind slapped against his speaker. “Are you driving?” I unraveled the string from my finger and bounced my knee. “Because in the State of Illinois, it’s illegal to drive and talk on a cell phone unless it’s hands free.”

“Damn it, no. She’s putting that shit in her mouth.” He grumbled something else, and the sound of baby giggles tugged on my already floppy heartstrings.

I couldn’t help but smile as I thought about Chloe. I’d only been around her twice, but I kind of missed the little thing.

“Not driving. Just playin’ at the park.”

Playing at the park. Why did the image make me grin? Collin pushing Chloe in her swing, her little baby legs bouncing up and down as he did.

“Why are you calling Gavin anyway?”

“None of your business.” My smile fell. “Can you just put him on?”

“I told you I needed to talk first.”

I rolled my eyes. “Fine. Then talk.”

“Gonna take you out tonight.”

Shock pulled me into an upright position, and I stood so fast that a pile of clean towels fell to the floor. “Um, take me out?” I scrambled to pick them up.

“Gonna apologize. Again. Buy you food, return your sweater too. If you have plans, then cancel them.”

“Uh, no. Don’t think so.” At the simple thought of seeing him again, my stomach clenched in both excitement and unease. “You’re not going to pull that in-charge bullshit on me. And besides, what makes you think I want to see you anyway?”

“You don’t wanna see me, sweetheart?”

I slapped my hand over my eyes. Sweetheart? Seriously? “No. I don’t want to see you, pumpkin. Not when you got me fired from my job the other night with your ultimate-fight-club thing.” I blew out a quick breath. “Besides, I just…can’t.”

“I need a better reason.”

“Are you serious right now?” What was with this guy and his incessant need to be an asshole?

“Dead serious.” He laughed. “I’ll be by your apartment at six to pick you up. Dress casual. Gonna take you to dinner, and then we’re gonna talk. You’re going to get a free meal and an apology. Can’t get much better than that, am I right?”

 

About the Author:Heather van Fleet
Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three little girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.

Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 with an associate degree and has been working in the publishing industry for over five years. She is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.

You can find and contact Heather here:
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