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Monday, December 23, 2013

Review Of Always You By Missy Johnson

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Always You By Missy Johnson

File Size: 3354 KB
Print Length: 253 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00HDZOTM0
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)
Age: Adult 18+*

*Age restriction was added by me and not Amazon.Com.

Blurb:

I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up. 

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved.

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact.

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…


Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school?

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? 

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

Missy Johnson is a new to me author but after reading Always You I will be reading a lot more of her books. I know student/teacher relations is a very taboo subject but I liked the fact that Missy wasn't afraid to tackle this subject. I don't agree with Teachers and Students dating per se but when there is only a few years age difference between them, that is when it becomes a gray area for me (when the student is 18 at least).

Dalton Reed is a twenty three year old fresh out of college. His dream job is to teach young minds and that is what he intends to do at Tennerson Girls Academy. Never in his wildest dreams did Dalton ever imagine what was about to happen to him.

Wrenn has had a tough break and has had to go live with her aunt Layna. As if that wasn't bad enough Wrenn also has to go to Tennerson Girls Academy because her aunt is headmistress. If it wasn't for Kassia, Wrenn's stay at the Academy might be more tortuous then it already was. What Wrenn didn't realize is that her world was about to change once it collided with her new History teacher Mr. Dalton Reed.

I would say more but I don't want to give too much of this story away and ruin it for someone else. I will say this Always You brought tears to my eyes so you may want to have tissues handy when you read this book. This book kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what could happen next. On a scale from 1-10 I give Always You a 10. It was an AWESOME read and I could not put it down once I started reading it. If you are looking for a story with forbidden love, intrigue, mean girls, or a good tearjerker than Always You is the book for you. I encourage EVERYONE adult 18+ to go pick up a copy of Always You and challenge you not to root for Wrenn and Dalton. 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review Of Hunted (The Guardian Legacy Series Book #3) By Ednah Walters

Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3)
Hunted (The Guardian Legacy Series Book #3) By Ednah Walters

Series: Guardian Legacy (Book 3)
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press; 1 edition (April 2, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937053245
ISBN-13: 978-1937053246
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)

Blurb:

Bran and Lil may have escaped an attempt to lure Lil to the dark side, and recovered the contracts damned people signed with Bran when he was a soul collector, but someone forgot to tell them that no one switches sides or cancels contracts without consequences.


Hunted by an unknown but powerful enemy, Lil, Bran and the Guardians must seek help from unlikely sources to avert total annihilation of the Guardians. When they finally face their enemy, one of them may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

When reading Hunted I should have had some tissues handy. I won't say where in the book you need them but trust me YOU. WILL. NEED. THEM. Hunted is a brilliant addition to The Guardian Legacy Series. This book kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what could happen next. Just when you think Lil and Bran can rest easy you are thrown for a loop.

Lil and Bran finally get to take a trip with the other Guardians and soak up some sun when the unthinkable happens; the Guardians are attacked in a place where they should have felt safe. Now the Guardians are being viciously hunted by an unknown threat that has everyone on high alert.

For every step Bran, Lil, and the gang take an unforeseen event/entity sets them two steps back . They try desperately to gather allies to help them fight this unknown threat only to cause a chain of events that leads to possibly one Guardian doing the unthinkable.

There is still so, so much I want to tell you about Hunted but I can't for fear I will ruin this book for someone. This book really was a roller coaster ride of ups and downs that will have you biting your nails wondering what will happen next and when it does, how bad will all the Guardians be affected by it. Waiting for the next book is going to be pure agony....lol. On a scale from 1-10 I give Hunted a 20. Yes, it is off the scale but this book really packs a punch and leaves a lasting impression. Everyone who has read Awakened (Book #1) and Betrayed (Book #2) NEEDS to pick up a copy of Hunted. If you have never read any of Ednah's Guardian Legacy Series than you really NEED to pick up all three books in this continuing series. Hunted has something for everyone. If you are a fan of Angels and Demons, young love, epic battles, supernatural powers, weapons, and sibling rivalry then this book is for you. Read the continuing saga of Lil, Bran, and the rest of the Guardians and then decide for yourself which side do you belong on the side of good or evil.

My review of Awakened (Book #1): Here
My review of Betrayed (Book #2): Here

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Review Of Grimnirs (Runes Series Book #2.5) By Ednah Walters

Book Title:  Grimnirs
Series:  A Runes Novel
Author:  Ednah Walters
Release Date:  December 2nd 2013
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing
Presented by:  As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by:  Julia Hendrix
BLURB

One lost love.

One lost best friend.

One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.
EXCERPT

“You, doll-face. Why are you having a shitty day?”

I glared ahead. “Because you are screwing with my head. How come you keep saying things I don’t remember?”

“I told you. The Norns put a whammy on you.”

“Norns?”

“Deities of destiny. Mean, bitter hags. They control the destiny of all beings—Mortals, Immortals, even the gods. Interestingly, I just found out why they targeted you and erased your memories.”

“Why?” Not that I believed his rambling.

“Say please.”

I was tempted to ignore him, but something weird had happened to me and I wanted answers. I eased the car into a parking spot across from my school, switched off the engine, and turned to look at Echo. He was dressed in all leather again today. I realized that what I’d assumed was a leather shirt was actually a vest of some kind. Once again, he wore fingerless gloves and silver Gothic rings with weird markings.

“Please,” I said through clenched teeth.

He touched his lips. “I want a kiss, too.”

I narrowed my eyes. “Why are you such a tool all the time? You think this is fun for me? Not remembering things? Waking up one morning and seeing souls? Ending up in a psych ward, where they pumped me full of drugs, then coming home only to be met by you, a reaper?”

“Grimnir,” he corrected then frowned. “Are those the fake memories the Norns gave you? Psych ward? That’s just wrong.”

“I was in a psych ward,” I snapped.

He raised his hands. “Okay. No need to be snippy.”

“I’m not—”

He covered my mouth then smirked when I bit his hand. I bore down until I tasted blood. He didn’t even wince. His grin broadened instead.

“Drink my blood, doll-face. Bond with me for eternity.”

The thought was scary. I pushed his hand away and wiped my mouth. “Ew. Can your blood do that?”

He laughed.

“Will you be serious for even a second?” I asked.

“Don’t you want to be mine forever?”

“Ew, no.” I made a face. “I don’t even like you.”

My Review:

Ednah Walters writing ALWAYS surprises me. Everyone of her stories never fails to garner a fierce response from me. When I first stated reading this series I immediately fell in LOVE with Torin St. James and thought no one could even come close to it. Well, Ednah blew that out of the water when she created Echo. He is beyond HOT, funny, did I mention HOT, with an undercurrent of badness to him.

Cora Jemison is no longer just Raine's best friends; oh no, she can see souls everywhere she goes. On a trip to the grocery store Cora encounters Echo, a mysterious guy who seems to be shepherding the very souls she wants to escape from. While she can't take her eyes off him he stuns her by talking to her like he knows her. All the while she is thinking it is impossible because she would remember him if she did.

Echo is a Grimnir, a reaper of souls. He guides souls to Hels Hall and he is great at his job. Echo is also not to be trusted because he will do any and everything to reach his end goal no matter who he has to destroy on the process. All that starts to change when the Cora he once thought he knew starts saying and acting differently then he is used to. He sees a softer side to her that makes him want to act that way as well.

Once Echo realizes Cora is a Mortal he tries to do the right thing and let her go but Cora has other plans for her Grimnir.

There is so much I want to say but I really don't want to give away any more of the story and ruin it for anyone. I so came close to tears reading this book. I had OMG moments and I there were a few times when I wished I had  this book in paperback so I could throw it or bang it in frustration. I LOVED the fact that this book made me a jumble of emotions. To me, that is what a brilliant writer does, they take you on an emotional roller coaster but never let you catch your breath. I CAN'T WAIT TIL BOOK #3. On a scale from 1-10 I give Grimnirs a 20. Every book Ednah writes topples my scale because anything less seems like he won't do he stories justice. If your a fan of her Runes Series than this is a MUST HAVE addition. If you are looking for a great story, HOT guys/girls, Norse Mythology, or just looking for amazing characters than Grimnirs is the book for you. I encourage everyone who loves this series to pick up a copy. If you haven't read this series then when you buy Grimnirs you should also buy Runes and Immortals. Let Cora and Echo show you something worth fighting for.

My review of Runes: Here
My review of Immortals: Here
AUTHOR BIO
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She just released book 3, GRIMNIRS December 2, 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review Of Hard Break (Deadlines & Diamonds Series Book #5) By Morgan Kearns

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Hard Break (Deadlines & Diamonds Series Book #5) By Morgan Kearns

File Size: 1221 KB
Print Length: 260 pages
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English ASIN: B00GJCG3L8
Source And Purchase: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)

Blurb:

All Photojournalist Ian McCallister wants is a woman to love him. Not just any woman, though, his heart wants Kayla Black. He fell for the dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty the moment she smiled…and introduced her children.

Kayla Black is living her very own Happily-Ever-After. She has three beautiful children and a man she adores. Until the day her hero of a husband straps on his badge and is struck down by a drug dealer’s bullet.


Her perfect world shattered, Kayla has no interest in moving on and is only attempting it for her children. She doesn’t want help, doesn’t need it. And she certainly doesn’t need Ian. Or does she?


I don't know how Morgan does it, each book in her Deadlines & Diamonds Series just gets better and better. I found that I could so relate to Ian, (having liked boys in that past that were with other girls), because I know first hand how it feels to want someone that you can not have. That is another reason why I love Morgan's books because she has a way of making her stories relateable to everyone.

Ian McCallister is the HOT Photojournalist who lives next door to the picture perfect family known as the Black's. From the first moment Ian sets his eyes on Kayla Black he knows his heart is lost to her. BUT, Ian has principles and even though he longs for Kayla and loves spending time with her three children he would never do anything to break up her happy home she has with her husband Leon.


Kayla Black has the perfect life, she is married to the man of her dreams Leon and has three wonderful children she adores. The only hitch in their idealistic life is that Leon has a very dangerous job. Leon being a cop always left Kayla a little worried but she never let it come between them.


Ian and Kayla's world gets turned upside down by a random drug dealers bullet. Kayla is beyond consoling and Ian just wants to do everything in his power to help her get through this nightmare. All Kayla wants to do is curl up in a ball and cry for her lost love. Ian wants nothing more than to be there for her and her children until she can pick up the pieces of her life and carry on.


This book tugged at my heart from beginning to end. I felt for both Kayla in her despair and for Ian who can help who he has fallen in love with. On the one hand I wanted to root for Ian to get his love but I felt conflicted because I didn't want it to come about the way it did with Leon's death. Ian and Kayla's story was bittersweet and filled with ups and downs to keep me glued throughout the whole story. I can't say anymore without ruining this story for everyone. On a scale from 1-10 I give Hard Break a 10. It had all the elements I have grown to love in a Morgan Kearns story and keeps me wanting more. If you are looking for a good read that will pull at your heart and keep you rooting for their Happily Ever After than this book is for you. If you are a fan of Morgan Kearns and her Deadlines & Diamonds Series. than this book is a must have. If you are looking for a great new to you author to read than Morgan Kearns is the author for you. Pick up a copy of Hard Break (and all her books in this series if you don't have them already) and let Kayla and Ian bare their souls to you and warm your heart in the process.


My review of Fade To Black (Deadlines & Diamonds Series Book #1): HERE
My review of In It To Win It (Deadlines & Diamonds Series Book #2): HERE

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Release Day For House On The Hill By JoLynne Valerie

House On The Hill By JoLynne Valerie

Just in time for Halloween author JoLynne Valerie brings you her lasted release House On The Hill. This book contains 5 tales of ghostly mystery. Each story will grab you and send you on one heck of a scary paranormal ride. You can purchase a signed copy by clicking HERE.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cover Reveal Of Grimnirs (Runes Series Book #2.5) By Ednah Walters


Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: Twisted Book Tours and More & As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Camelia Miron Skiba

 
BLURB

One lost love.
One lost best friend.
One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.

AUTHOR BIO
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Review Of The Dysfunctional Test By Kelly Moran

The Dysfunctional Test By Kelly Moran

File Size: 447 KB
Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 24, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B00DJQYAXK
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)
Age: 16+*

*Granted this is a romance novel and there is some sex in it I feel it is tastefully done and I feel a mature 16 year old could handle this book. Age restriction was added by me and not Amazon.Com.

Blurb:

You are cordially challenged to a test of true love.  

Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when she loses her apartment, her job and her boyfriend all in one day, she hits her breaking point. 

Worse, if her family finds out she’s single again, her sister’s upcoming wedding will be a disaster. The bride-to-be has a plan, though. A plan that involves an old friend, a pretend relationship…and the probability of ending up in a padded cell. This time for real.

Troy Lanske agreed to the crazy plan only because, when he was a lonely foster child, Camryn was his lifeline. But she isn’t the idealistic girl he remembers. She’s become so jaded that she doesn’t even believe in love anymore.

He sets out to restore her faith in happily-ever-afters, but his plan backfires when the fake relationship begins to feel all too real. Falling for the one woman he can’t have could mean losing more than just his honorary family. He could lose everything.

Warning: Contains a Playgirl-material hero and a woman who thinks she couldn’t be any more wrong for him. Enter one “Big Fat Overly Romantic Serbian Family”. Sit back and watch the magic happen. Enjoy! 

The Dysfunctional Test was laugh out loud, hysterically funny. When I wasn't falling out of my chair from laughter I was grinning ear to ear like a goof ball checking all around me to make sure my husband and kids were not looking at me. This book made me a fan for life of Kelly's.

Camryn 'Cam' Covic comes from a very, in your face, Serbian family. To her, everything she does gets held up to a microscope. When Cam loses her apartment, her boyfriend, and her job all in the same day she soon realizes that all eyes will be on her because wouldn't you know she was supposed to bring her boyfriend to her sister Heather's wedding. Just when she thought things couldn't possibly get any worse for her, her sister Heather hatches a scheme meant to help Cam get through her wedding, but what actually ends up happening even Cam couldn't predict.

Troy Lanske has been part of the Covic family since he was a young boy. With an abusive father, living with Camryn's family was not only an necessity but gave Troy the family he longed for. When Cam divulges her plan, Troy is taken aback by the very idea. When he was a Foster Child Cam's family was his life line but, if not for Cam herself, he wouldn't have gotten through it nearly as well. Now, Troy feels it's his turn to repay Cam back for all she has done for him even, though in the back of his mind, he feels he will lose her family forever.

What Cam and Troy set out to do ends up being a comedy of errors and missteps that will leave you gasping for breathe from laughing. I LOVE a book that can unexpectedly make me laugh so hard my sides hurt and that is exactly what Kelly's book did for me. Don't get me wrong, there were some very sweet and tender moments well placed in this story and it has you believing in Happily Ever After as you are laughing your butt off and smiling ear to ear. On a scale from 1-10 I give The Dysfunctional Test a SUPER HUGE 20. Yes, yes it is off my scale BUT Kelly book is just that PHENOMENALLY AWESOME. If you LOVE funny romances, bickering family members, unexpected love, or just an out and out FABULOUS story then this book is for you. I encourage EVERYONE 16+* to pick up a copy of The Dysfunctional Test and get lost in Camryn and Troy's wild and crazy ride.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Immortals Blog Tour: Review Of Immortals (Runes Series Book #2) By Ednah Walters And An Awesome Giveaway

Book Title: Immortals
Series: Runes
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: August 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
 Length: 342 Pages
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing

TEXTING BETWEEN TORIN & RAINE 

RAINE: When are you guys coming back?

TORIN: Not sure, but my ass is freezing out here.

RAINE: Not possible. U r always hot.

TORIN: Ah, that explains WYCKYHOMB

RAINE: I don’t know what that means. I meant your body temp is always higher than mine.

TORIN: You are not getting out of telling me what WYCKYHOMB stands for

RAINE: LIt’s too long.

TORIN: The rules don’t say anything about length.

RAINE: You suck. I shouldn’t have pushed you into buying a phone.

TORIN: Too late. Do you give up?

RAINE: L

TORIN: Not going to work

RAINE: :P

TORIN: Cute. If I have to stay in this stupid ski resort with a bunch of thrill-seeking morons, you have to entertain me.

RAINE: Have to?

TORIN: Yes. It’s your duty as my girl, so you’d better or else no kisses for a week.

RAINE: YCKYHOMB means You Can’t Keep Your Hands Off My Body., which you can’t.

TORIN: J. What are you doing?

RAINE: Getting ready for bed.

TORIN: Now you are messing with my head.

RAINE: Why?

TORIN: I’m imagining you getting ready for bed. WTB4M.

RAINE *grinning*: Okay

TORIN: J You remembered.

RAINE *rolls her eyes*: Yeah

TORIN: Liar.

RAINE *still grinning*: What the Bloody For, Matey?

TORIN: Not cute.

RAINE: Warm the bed 4 Me. See? I remember. Come home soon. MY

TORIN: Miss you too. IASW.

RAINE: Yeah, YAMB.

Leave a comment guessing what IASW and YAMB stand for. I’ll stop by and see people’s suggestions. - Ednah Walters
BLURB:

Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.

But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

My Review:

I want to thank Ednah Walters for writing such a masterpiece. Words can not begin to describe how AMAZING Immortals (Runes Series Book #2) is. Ednah is a brilliantly creative writer. What she brings to life in her stories is beyond compare. She continually surprises me with just how talented she is. When she puts pen to paper or hands to keyboard she makes magic happen. Each book she writes outdoes the last one. Ednah is among a select set of writers that I consider to be my all time favorite. The literary word would be a lot dimmer if she was not among them. 

Raine and Torin have a long road ahead of them. Raine has to convince Torin that they are meant to be together while, at the same time, keep her best friend Eirik from dark forces that threaten to force him down a dark and evil road.

While Raine is starting her lessons on how to manipulate runes as a Valkyrie, Torin is struggling against the possibility that his memories of his and Raine's life together have been erased by Norns. As if being labeled a witch wasn't bad enough Raine also has to deal with the fact that someone is defacing her locker along with Cora's. With everything that is going on Raine is fighting a losing battle to save Eirik from turning evil.

If I had one wish it would be to see Ednah's Runes Series turned into a movie trilogy. I think this series could be the one series that could give the Twilight Saga a run for it's money and I AM A DIE HARD TWILIGHT FAN. I have been so honored by being able to experience this series before the rest of the world. On a scale from 1 to 10 I give Immortal's a HUMONGOUS 20. I know it is off my scale but I can't help it, it is just that good. I actually feel giving it a 20 just isn't enough. You just can't put a number or a price on just how fantastic this book or this series is. I implore EVERYONE to immediately go out and grab themselves a copy of Immortals. Also if you haven't already read Runes you really NEED to grab it post haste.

Immortals Book Trailer

AUTHOR BIO:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at http://www.ednahwalters.com/

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here http://www.runestheseries.com/

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or http://www.ebwalters.com/.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Cover Reveal Of Immortals (Runes Series Book #2) By Ednah Walters And Giveaway


Immortals (Runes Series Book #2) By Ednah Walters

Immortals
Ednah Walters
Publication date: August 5,2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance


Synopsis:
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology but that doesn’t stop her from falling hard for him. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her or that she saved him by making a deal with Norns—Norse destiny deities—the same Norns who have now erased his memories of their past together to punish her.

So Raine comes up with a plan...

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But before Raine can put her plan into action, the Norns return. This time, they demand she protects Eirik Seville, her best friend since childhood, from an evil so dark even the Norns are scared.

But you know what they say about well-laid plans…

Caught between protecting Eirik and convincing the stubborn, cocky Torin St. James that the two of them are meant to be together, Raine's life slowly unravels. Friendships are tested. Enemies become allies. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves. Release Date: August 5th 2013 by Firetrail Publishing.

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About the Author:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at www.ednahwalters.com or www.ebwalters.com.

Connect with Ednah: Website / Blog / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Google Plus / YouTube

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Norma Jean Blog Tour: Review Of Norma Jean By Amanda Heath And A Giveaway


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A Month Long Blog Tour For:

Norma Jean


By: Amanda Heath

Blurb:

The night Chance Duncan drunkenly kissed me on his couch, I vowed my revenge. I finally had something over his head, something that would bring him to his knees. It only served him right. He bullied me for years and turned me into this messed up person I am now. 

Though I didn’t know at the time he wasn’t that mean little boy anymore. He was almost a man and easily stole my breath away. I just wanted to make him fall in love with me, then break his heart into a million pieces. Just the way mine was. Instead he put the pieces back together and I started to feel whole again. 


Good things never last. He did what I was supposed to do. Broke my already fragile heart all over again. Betrayed and alone I fled my home town and started a new life where I wasn’t in the shadow of what I did. 


Now he is back and trying to worm his way into my heart, again. Though he will never know it will always belong to him. He hurt me and I want nothing to do with him. Life has other plans. Doesn’t it always? 


He doesn’t know though. Doesn’t know what I’m hiding or who I’m hiding from. I never thought I would see Chance again and I’m afraid that he’ll get hurt getting mixed up in my mess. Though he is right in the middle of it, without even knowing it. I have to find a way for us to get out, before somebody dies. 


My name is Norma Jean and this isn’t a fairytale.

*This title is a new adult novel and not for those under 18 for sexual content and subject matter.*

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When I first heard about Norma Jean I knew it was a book I wanted to read. I knew it would be a departure from what I normally read but since I like a wide variety of book genres and this story spoke to me I figured I would give it a try. I am so glad that I did. Amanda Heath has written an amazing tragic story that didn't back down from displaying the harsh reality of just how cruel life and people can really be.

Norma Jean, in her tween years, was the butt of every cruel taunt and joke that Chance Duncan could think of. He tormented her so thoroughly that he scared Norma Jean emotionally for the rest of her life. When an opportunity presented itself one night, by way of a drunken kiss by Chance when she was baby sitting his niece, Norma hatched a plan to extract her revenge on Chance Duncan once and for all.

Chance Duncan came from a troubled home life. He will forever be haunted by the fact that his father cheated on his mother, in their home, especially because his father knew that he and his sister where home at the time and just didn't care enough to even try and hide it from them. This started Chance down the road to shutting down emotionally and deflecting his pain onto someone else, namely Norma Jean.

With one drunken kiss, Norma Jean and Chance's lives changed FOREVER. Norma wanted to hurt Chance and he in turn wanted to right his wrong with Norma Jean and have a real life with her. But like all things good and not so good their intentions never go the way they planned. Norma ends up falling in love with Chance only to have her heart ripped out again and he gets told  by the woman he loves, via her diary, that her love was just a cruel revenge plot to bring him to his knees.

What they don't realize is that they are just pawns on a chessboard for a dark and sinister force who will stop at nothing to get what they want and happily ruin their lives in the process.

I could tell you more about it but in doing so, I would ruin this fantastic story for everyone and trust me when I tell you that what I have said is only a tiny tip of a HUGE iceberg. Amanda had me so invested in this story it brought me to tears and I LOVED every second of it. I feel that this book is relateable to everyone in some form or another. On a scale from 1-10 I give Norma Jean a great big 10. It touched my soul in a way that no other book ever has. If you are looking for a story that has characters with real human flaws, raw emotions, insurmountable odds, or just one heck of a book than I encourage EVERY adult 18+ to pick up a copy of Norma Jean and let them tell you their tragic tale of woe in their own words.



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Author Bio:


Amanda lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and young child. She enjoys reading, writing, and drinking tons of Dr. Pepper. You can find her sitting on the couch with either her head in a book or typing on her laptop. Amanda is the author of This Beautiful Thing, Fire In Her Eyes, Angel Cuffs, and Norma Jean. Wrong Kind of Love will be released this June.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Runes Blog Tour: Review Of Runes (Runes Series Book #1) By Ednah Walters And An AWESOME Giveaway














I, along with 51 other bloggers will have been/will be bringing you the Runes Blog Tour. I am having an AMAZING time with some pretty kool blogs. After you check out my review of Runes you should enter the giveaway below. Also make sure to check out all the blog stops on this tour. I just want to say thanks to our blog tour hosts Walking On Bookshelves, Forbidden Passions Reviews, and PageFlipperz YA for putting this all together.


Runes by Ednah Walters
Publication date: May 20th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.


Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.


I have been a BIG fan of Ednah Walters since the very first book in her Guardian Legacy Series. I thought it was amazing. I have also read her Fitzgerald Series written as E.B. Walters, although I loved it, I felt it could not top the first series of hers I read. BUT all that changed when I read Runes. It is such a PHENOMENAL book I just couldn't put it down but at the same time I was trying to prolong it because I didn't want it to end. For the first time EVER I didn't know what to do with myself when I finished this book. I was literally counting down the days til part 2 came out and wondering if I could last til then....lol. 

Lorraine "Raine" Cooper seemingly has it all, a great best friend named Cora Jemison, an unofficial boyfriend named Eirik Seville (childhood friend who used to live next door), an eclectic mother, and a doting father (until he went missing). That is all about to change with the arrival of Torin St. James. An oh so dreamy bad boy type with electric blue eyes. With the summer winding down Raine is getting ready to rejoin the swim team with the rest of her friends until Torin changes the course of Raine's life forever.


Soon left with more questions then answers Raine sets out to learn who and what Torin is so she can get back to her life and her boyfriend whom she has always wanted, although, even that she isn't sure about anymore. With Torin always showing up and "helping" her and with weird new students who keep popping up all the time Raine starts to question her sanity, her fate, magic, and if she can really take Torin at his word and truly trust him to help save her life, her friends, and the lives of the swim team.


I am so trying not to say the wrong things and ruin this book for anyone. Trust me, in my opinion, this is one book you do not want ruined. To me, Runes is a MUST read for EVERYONE in 2013. Ednah has totally blown me away with her ability to suck me in and leave me wanting for more. Like I said before I have been a BIG fan of hers for a while but now if she wrote an auto repair manual I would read it. That is how FANTASTIC I think her and her writing is. On a scale from 1-10 I give Runes (Runes Series Book #1) an ENORMOUS 20. Yes, it is off my scale but that is a testament to how amazing I think this book is. If you are a fan of true love, destiny, mythical beings, or are just looking for the best book out there (in my opinion) then I encourage EVERYONE to run (not walk) out and pick yourself up a copy of this book. Help Raine discover Torin's secrets and save the lives of everyone she cares about.


AND NOW FOR AN EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1 IN TORIN'S POV:

She frowned, her chin lifting. “He doesn’t always come here after school, you know. You could try his house or text him.” 


Nice comeback. “If I wanted to use modern technology I would, but I’d rather not. Could you do me a favor?”


She shook her head, her frown deepening, her gaze assessing. Once again, I fought the urge to bolt even though I had no idea why. She was just a girl, a mere Mortal, I told myself. The problem was repeating that crap didn’t stop the effect she appeared to have on me.


“You’re shaking your head again. Did my question confuse you? Am I talking too fast, too slow, or is it me? I’ve been told my presence tends to, uh, throw people off.”


She crossed her arms, her chin shooting up, so she could stare down her nose at me. “No.”


The movement drew my attention to her chest. That I found her modest chest fascinating annoyed the Hel out of me.


“No to what?” I asked. I knew I was being rude, probably making a complete ass of myself, but I didn’t give a crap. It was self-preservation time.


“No, you didn’t confuse me. And no, I won’t do you a favor,” she said.


Forget this. I plucked wraparound sunglasses from my front pocket, slipped them on, and turned to leave. What in Hel’s Mist was wrong with me? Grown men trembled in my presence and begged me to spare their lives. Yet here I was running away from a woman. No, not a woman. A girl on the verge of becoming a woman all because she made me feel something I didn’t understand and couldn’t explain.


Steeling myself, I turned and gave her my most charming smile. The one that often got me play with women of all ages. “Okay, Raine with an E, what do I have to do to make you play nice?”


Find the next installment of Torin's point of view tomorrow (June 8,2013) at these blogs:

Pimpin' Reads

The Book Rogue
Spare Time Book Blog
Mythical Books

Where to buy Runes:

Amazon Pre-order: Here
Kindle (US): Here
Kindle (UK): Here
Kindle (CA): Here
Barnes & Nobles: Here
Smashwords: Here
GoodReads: Here

About Ednah:

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS. Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her on her websites, Facebook, twitter, ya-twitter, Google-plus, and RomanceBlog, YAblog.

Connect with Ednah:

Website: Here
Goodreads: Here
Facebook: Here
Twitter: Here

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