Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Echoes of Memories by Samantha LaFantasie (adult fantasy)

Echoes of Memories by Samantha LaFantasie
Coming July 2014!

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
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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Giveaway: Alliance by Aubrie Dionne

Title: Alliance

Author: Aubrie Dionne

Series: Paradise Reclaimed #3

Genre: Young Adult fantasy

Release Date: January 31, 2014

“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

Other books in the series:


Colonization, book #1

Reconnaissance, book #2




The scar burned between
my breasts. Would I ever feel whole again? I smoothed my fingers over the
fabric of my uniform, where the sunburst blossomed red and pink on my skin. My
other hand traced the exotic, inky patterns on the alien man’s face lying on
the examination bed beside me. Only he could understand my pain. We’d both been
cocooned on that wretched alien ship, waiting to die.
“Lyra, you have to
leave him. The ceremony’s in twenty minutes.” Tauren stood with his arms
crossed over his broad chest. A forehead worthy of an Old Earth cave man hung
over his little, beady eyes as he stared with suspicion. “Don’t you want your
Behind me, monitors
beeped with a steady, abnormally slow heart rate. A line fluctuating on a graph
showed unprecedented brain activity. My ward dreamed. What of, I wasn’t sure:  star systems I’d never seen, or maybe his
home planet. My fingers traced his shimmery golden skin, soft and smooth except
for the calluses on the underside of his palm and the hard ripped abs
underneath the sheets--not that I’d peeked. For an alien, he looked more like a
demigod or one of those statues of roman warriors from Old Earth.
I brushed back a strand
of cobalt hair from his eyes and tucked in the bed sheets. “I don’t care about
Tauren lurched toward
me and grabbed my wrist like I was his toy kite that had drifted too far on the
wind. His fingernails dug into my skin. “What do you care about?” His voice was
hoarse, his smudge-brown eyes desperate.
My thoughts wandered to
the alien man. I hadn’t even spoken to him or learned his name. When I first
saw him, wrapped in the arachnids’ cocoon aboard their metallic ship, my
emotions ignited. Far from his home, he lay in stasis, trapped until the
arachnids drained his body of life. I’d been in the same position until Nova
saved me.
I had to save him. 


About the Author

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Crossroads Saga by Mary Ting NEW COVER reveals: Book 1

It's finally time!!

We are so excited to share the BRAND NEW covers to author Mary Ting's young adult series CROSSROADS SAGA.

Every day this week (March 24th - 28th) we will be revealing the covers to each novel in the series. The series has gotten a complete makeover. I love the new covers and think they fit the story perfectly!

Not only will we be revealing the covers, but we also have a little teaser from each book. Oh, and a game for you all to play along. ;)

Each teaser will be missing a word. You have to guess that word correctly on each reveal, and at the end you could win a $25 gift card or a signed copy of CROSSROADS.

So, are you ready? Check out book one, CROSSROADS below. Let us know what you think of the cover!

Check out the FULL COVER....

Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.

Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.


"Crossroads contains action, twists and romance that has you flipping through the pages so fast that you're at the end and ready for more before you know it." - Gabby, Nashville Young Adult Fiction Examiner/What's Beyond Forks

"Crossroads is an exciting debut book with a rich paranormal mythology, unique angel-lore, forbidden romance, action, suspense and plot twists. With her detailed writing and a plot that flow wells, Mary created a world I enjoyed visiting, and a story that was hard to put down." - Katie with Mundie Moms


“After I became your guardian angel, I never wanted to leave your sight. I wanted to protect you and keep you safe. If I were a mere human, I couldn’t do that. I found my purpose.” He paused, setting his eyes deeply into mine. “If I had to die to save you, I would. I would do it in a _________. Life isn’t worth living, unless you have someone worth dying for.”


Everyday while this giveaway is running we will be adding extra entries to the rafflecopter. :) 

Make sure to check back to see all the covers, collect each word, and enter daily! 

Please read the TERMS & CONDITIONS at the bottom of the rafflecopter before entering.

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Mary Ting is also a featured author at Chapter by Chapter Book Rave happening in NY on September 20th! 100+ authors will be signing! There will be YA BOWLING, BILLIARDS PARTY, and more!

Tickets available today!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Safe and Sound Playlist on Youtube

44 days till the release of Safe and Sound. I can't wait to share it with you.  If you like unique music, check out the playlist I made on Youtube with songs like: 

Adam Agin – Please Don’t Leave Quite Yet
(Abraham finds love in the slave camp.) 

Alexandre Desplat – Mary
(Abraham works up the courage to ask Halysia out.)

Death is the Road to Awe – Clint Mansell
(Abraham saves the baby.)

Lux Aeterna – Clint Mansell
(Abraham massacres the Slavehunters to avenge Halysia.) 

Measure – Begin Again
(Kamm and Victor flies back from the Valley of Lost Souls.)

Nadia Ali – People
(Victor builds a hut at the gorge to help him cope with a betrayal.)

Leaving Earth – Clint Mansell
(The Prophet initiates the force field around Terraka City.)

Nadia Ali – Rapture
(Victor and Weston enter the underground dance club.)

Safer in the Dark – Adam Agin
(Victor meets the albino girl.)

Francisca Hall – Until It Hurts
(Victor meets his ex at the under ground dance club.)

Digital Daggers – The Devil Within

(Victor walks away from his ex, his heart filled with satisfaction.)

Gentlemen Hall – All Our Love
(Victor thanks Weston for his unconditional friendship.)

Karmina – Prove
(Victor decides to become the man his mother wanted him to be.)

and more .....

Monday, March 10, 2014

A New Installment of Fields of Elysium Saga


Coming in April!!

Did you like Victor Sorren in Fields of Elysium? Did you wonder what type of a guy he was before he met Molly? Would you like to learn more about life on Arkana? Safe and Sound is a Fields of Elysium Saga novella. The story gives a unique peek into the life of Victor Sorren, the Byronic hero of the series.

Would you like to win an advanced copy? Enter the paperback giveaway at Goodreads or just add it to your bookshelf.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A review: A Boy From Down East by Larry B. Gray

A Boy From Down EastA Boy From Down East by Larry B. Gray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Boy From Down East is an ambitious reflection on the 1950s and 1960s by Larry B. Gray, with its short chapters and coming-of-age structure. Those who lived during the same era and grew up on farms or in small towns will read through the pages with a warm smile of recognition on their lips. Others, who like me are generations younger or more familiar with city living will find great first-hand history lessons about the times when electronic devices weren’t used as babysitters; when involving children in the family business was considered a way to build character and not child labor; when a secret date behind a haystack only led to a stolen kiss. Though I believe that the world is constantly changing around us and we need to keep up with those changes, I also believe that reflecting on history is very important if we want to live better and learn from the mistakes of the past.

While I was reading the author’s – now a grandfather – very personal recollections about his childhood, I realized how every word a child hears, every action he or she lives through, has a great impact. As a mother of two children, I got myself thinking about how my way of parenting will affect my son and daughter later in life. I’m sure others who pick up this book and read it will do the same.

This is a very positive book; mostly descriptions of lovely memories fill its pages. In a world where the media and our society question the importance of family every day, it was refreshing to see that we parents, who sacrifice, who work hard to create a new generation of productive people, are doing the right thing. Family life does matter and it is very important. A wise and hardworking grandfather, a kind and home-making grandmother, a friendly neighborhood can make a world of difference in a child’s life. For better or for worse, we all have learned something from our close relatives and people with whom we grew up and around. If you don’t have any good examples in front of you, read Mr. Gray’s biography. If you are surrounded with positive influences, you should nevertheless read this book to fill your heart with warmth.

I have received a copy from the author for an honest review.

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