Friday, November 17, 2017

VBT# Spell Book and Scandal - Jen McConnel

Spell Book &  Scandal

Review: Spell Book and Scandal - Jen McConnel - October 2017

I have always loved reading books about witches set in today's world or the world where witches live amongst the normies. Spell Book and Scandal goes into the world of the King family. They are known to be one of the best Witch families around but for Shelby she is the black sheep of the family as her sister Christina is the perfect score Caster and Shelby should be a top scribe, but all her spells keep backfiring and going haywire so much that Christina doesn't even trust her sister to scribe for her. What will happen though when Shelby makes a flier to sell her spells to normies, soon she will discover that her spells are actually working and then one night she is mad at her sister, so she scribes a walk in my shoes spell and says it out loud, and wham bam - the pair have switched places. This is impossible as only a Caster can make the spell. Has Shelby got some hidden talents? I had hoped that we would discover more about Shelby whereas this book was more about the relationship between Christina and Shelby and helping Christina get into a great coven rather than Shelby's skills develop.  I am looking forward to seeing whether the author decides to develop the story of Shelby King as would be interesting to see where she ends up. Spell Book and Scandal would be a perfect read if you loved Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy and Rachel Hawkins's Hex Hall series.

Review: Luck - New Hope Academy - Scarlett Haven

Luck (New Hope Academy Book 2)

Review: Luck - Episode #2 - New Hope Academy - Scarlett Haven - January 2016

Kat is slowly getting used to life in America and turning out to be the daughter of a Russian Terrorist. At the end of Book #1, she was tracked down by Kazmir. Kat is also getting used to the idea that she finally has a boyfriend with Damon - the President's son. What happens though when the pair of them realize that danger is around every corner and that being in their shoes and living a normal life is out of the question. I have to admit , I don't actually like the character of Damon as it's like he knows he is hot and being the President's kid - he wants Kat and thinks he is entitled to have her and it's like he doesn't care about the dangers that are going on whereas Kat is more concerned about the kidnapping and the discovery of who her parents are.  I hope that Kat and Tristan fall in love eventually as I love his character and we do see a bit of romance blossoming between the pair as they pretend to be a couple. The New Hope Academy books are quick YA reads with touches of YA romance, mysteries and boarding school life.

Review: The Kindred Code - Christina Thompson

The Kindred Code

Review: The Kindred Code - Book #2 The Chemical Attraction Series - Christina Thompson - July 2017

It started off with a lecture and a guest professor at their college for three friends that would end in one being stalked, another offered a job with the FBI and another finding love in a hospital. First off, I love this series covers each of the books in The Chemical Attraction series have awesome covers. The Kindred Code picks up a few months after the first book finished and Taylor and Stuart are trying to readjust to life and their blossoming relationship after Stuart had a stalker which nearly killed Taylor. Taylor who is pregnant with their little flower though feels Stuart is still hiding things from her and being away from her best friends, she starts to feel neglected and hurt. Will Stuart end up pushing Taylor too far and have her running back into her friend's arms? Eva is busy loving her new family Matt and his son David and wants nothing more than to be with them, but what happens when Matt's mother starts a coup against Eva and the whole small town start gossiping about Matt and Eva's relationship? Will Matt stand by Eva and prove to her that she is worth the world and that his and David's love is all that matters. I also have to admit David was one of my favorite characters in this book. Joe has his FBI dreams come true when he is asked by the FBI director to help him with an undercover operation. What will happen though when things start to go sideways? I loved the end part of this where Joe enlisted the help of Matt and Stuart, and it was like Joe was finally accepting the guys that would become his brother-in-law. If you love New Adult and Romantic Suspense, then check out The Kindred Code - Book #2 in Christina Thompson's The Chemical Attraction series.

SOMETHING DOWN THERE Release Blitz (by Nancy Widrew)

Something Down There
Nancy Widrew
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Azure Spider Publications
Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Not all caves are uninhabited
Horror erupts when newlyweds, Karen and Jeremy, cross paths with members of a diabolical cult inside a West Virginia cave. Living below the earth’s surface has triggered mutations, rendering the cult members nearly infertile. Their leader, a wild-eyed, cunning brute, refuses to let the couple leave, believing they and their potential offspring hold the key to surviving underground. Are Karen and Jeremy doomed to spend their lives inside this sunless, subterranean wasteland, or do they escape before their minds shatter and their bodies betray them?
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Take an inside look on Something Down There with this thrilling excerpt.
Reaching into his pants pocket, he drew out a small leather case attached to a silver chain and dangled it before her eyes.
Karen grabbed it from his hand and looked it over as if she needed to make certain it was real. “I know I took the damned keys from the car,” she said. All the same, she felt a moment of relief at having a new set in her possession. That relief, however, ended in a flash.
With a powerful leap to a ledge above, Rahm crossed his arms over his chest like a dictator about to make a pronouncement. “They won’t do you any good,” he bellowed.
Jeremy swallowed hard, raising a hand to his throat. “W-what do you mean?” he said, reaching out for something to grab onto. Finding nothing, he spread his legs wide, feet flat on the floor, trying to maintain his balance.
Rahm, aware of the significance of this moment and wanting to ensure that it remained stamped in everyone’s mind, stood tall, chin out. “While you were sleeping last night, I climbed out and drove your car off a bridge. You will not be allowed to leave.”
Karen’s hands flew to her face. She began to cry and dropped to one knee. Protectively, Jeremy rushed to her side, encircled her in his arms, and pulled her close. He glared at this insane man, his new enemy, standing above. With hate etched in the dark hollows of his cheeks and in the lines of his furrowed brow, he said, “What do you mean? Why can’t we leave? You won’t get away with this!”
Rahm, a leader of few but a leader nonetheless, addressed his flock, gathering with solemnity about the pair, now unofficial members of the tribe, even if against their will. All eyes riveted up.
“You can’t leave because we need you. That is, we need your baby—the baby you will have, sooner or later. And yes, we will get away with it. You see, the harnesses are gone, and we dismantled the machinery that lowered you down. You will never be able to find your way out. Don’t even try. It would be suicidal.”
Karen stared at her husband, her jaw dropping in disbelief, as the horror of her predicament bore down with jackhammer force into her brain. Unless she and Jeremy were guided out, they were snared, trapped, condemned, damned. Without the candles, lanterns, or torches they couldn’t see the tips of their fingers, and even with their carbide lamps they wouldn’t know the way through this puzzling maze with its unknown levels and intricate network.
Jeremy’s nails dug into his wife’s shoulders. “Dear God,” he wailed. “We’re doomed, and it’s all my fault. Forgive me, Karen. Please!”
She looked at him blankly, then blinked, her breath coming in staccato bursts, piercing her lungs like wounds from a knife. She began to run blindly, crying, “Let me die! Let me die!”


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About Nancy Widrew

Nancy Widrew
Nancy Widrew was born and raised in NYC before settling in New England with her husband. She has two grown children and two four-legged furry ones, always a source of amusement. She has had short stories published in webzines and a print anthology. This is her first novel.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Release Blitz (by Brenda Jernigan)

From award winning author
Brenda Jernigan
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Brenda Jernigan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
Kathy Taylor has one hell of a personality...and she is about to unleash it all over Devon York.
Diamond in the Rough
When Kathy Taylor receives word that she has been left a million dollars by her late aunt, she doesn’t believe a word of it. Nothing good ever happens to her. Reluctantly, she goes to see her aunt’s attorney, Devon York. Devon simply takes her breath away… he’s tall, good-looking and has a British accent. However, there is a big catch in the will. Kathy must attend the annual Dubois Charity Ball wearing the dress Devon is holding.
Is the man crazy? The dress is a size 8 and Kathy is a size 16. She is an emotional eater so she might as well kiss that money goodbye.
Devon made a promise to Catherine Dubois to help her niece, and it’s a job he’s dreaded. But when Kathy storms into his office and asks if he is absolutely crazy, he finds she is a breath of fresh air. So he volunteers to coach Miss Taylor, which doesn’t prove easy, especially when Kathy’s sister keeps sabotaging her diet.
As sparks fly, they battle the ups and downs of their relationship. Will Kathy become that bright shiny diamond her aunt always wanted her to be or will she remain a diamond in the rough?
“Heartwarming and fun. A feel-good read guaranteed to delight.”
- Sue-Ellen Welfonder
USA Today Bestselling Author


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Giveaway # 1: Win a beautiful Diamond in the Rough necklace !!

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  1. Join Brenda's mailing list at http://www.brendajbooks.com.
  2. Answer the two questions below and send your answers via email to bkj1608@juno.com.
    • Question # 1: When is Kathy's birthday?
    • Question # 2: What was the secret that she found out about herself?
  3. Subject line of your email should be Diamond in the Rough.
  4. Include your first and last name and email.
  5. The winner will be chosen from the correct entries and awarded on July 21, 2018. The winner will be announced on Brenda's newsletter.

Giveaway # 2: Win $10 Amazon Gift Card

Contest runs from November 14 - 20, 2017.

About Brenda Jernigan

Brenda Jernigan
Amazon All-Star author, Brenda Jernigan is a bestselling author. She writes both contemporary and historical novels. She has been nominated for several awards – Book Seller’s Best Award, The Maggie Award, The Holt Medallion Award and a RONE Award.
Publisher’s Weekly says, “Brenda Jernigan writes Romance, Adventure and Magic.”
She grew up as a tomboy and really had no use for books. It wasn’t until she was taking her son to Story Hour at the local library that the librarian gave her a copy of DEVIL’S DESIRE by Laurie McBain. After that Brenda became hooked on historicals. Brenda’s first book, THE DUKE’S LADY, was bought and published by Kensington Publishing and her career as a storyteller took off.
“As usual her characters are interesting, her plot action-packed, and her love story filled with conflict and emotion. A great read from a talented writer.”
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“The characters had me hooked from the beginning. This book touched my heart and will definitely be one of my recommends for May.”
Cindi Streicher – Waldenbooks
RWA Bookseller of the Year 2002
Brenda loves to hear from readers. You can email her at bkj1608@juno.com
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Cover Reveal - Leveled by TC Matson

   Title: Leveled Series: The Fighter Series #5.5
By: T.C. Matson
Publication Date: December 29, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

Levi I’m man enough to admit I screwed up. I’m not proud of my actions, but it is what it is. I learned from them and now I’m more determined than ever to prove to Paige my heart is hers. Asking her to marry me was the easiest decision. Walking down the aisle was simple. Holding her for the rest of my life—check. Being a sexy, excellent husband—check. Staying undefeated—Damn right check. But Karma has a funny way of getting back at me And with her sneaky fingers wrapping around my throat She sets my ass up and I’m in some serious trouble. Paige Who would’ve known Levi would become my husband after all the mess? Giving him a second chance was easy. Becoming his wife was even easier. But I never would’ve known life had extra plans for us. Fighting is what Levi does the best, until he’s surprised with two different types of challenges he’s never experienced. Sucker punched—check. Stumbles—check. Challenge accepted—for sure. Levi might have his flaws and faults, but I couldn’t ask for a better man to hold my hand through life. Or maybe it’s me holding his hand. Can Levi can step up and overcome the obstacles that have been thrown his way or will he be leveled?
The Fighter Series Book One
The Fighter Series Book Two
The Fighter Series Book Three
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No Holds
The Fighter Series Book Four
No Hesitations The Fighter Series Book Five Amazon - http://amzn.to/2uEzHX2
“Dreaming in Reality…You dream in reality when you pick up a book and get lost in it. In my writing, I strive to take you to a place where reality and fantasy become a blurry line. Everything should be relatable. It could happen…couldn’t it?” ~ TC Matson TC Matson loves to let her character’s voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. With an understanding that love isn’t always instant and full of flowers—her writing mirrors it. She’s a romance junkie at heart and an avid reader. Add those two together and she will devour books within hours, getting lost in the world the author creates. Matson resides in the peaceful Piedmont area of NC with her husband and three boys, where staying hopped up on caffeine is the key to her sanity. Chaos is indefinite and a sense of humor is an absolute must.
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