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Saturday, May 25, 2013

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

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Today I, along with a few other blogs will be rounding out the end of the Runes Blog Tour. It has been an AMAZING week with some pretty kool blogs. After you check out my review of Runes below you should enter the INT giveaway below. Also make sure to check out the rest of today's blog stops listed below. For a full list of the tours blog stops check out our blog tour host Xpresso Book Tours.

May 25th:

Total Book Geek
That Girl Reads
Fictional Reality
Future Suns

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

Synopsis:

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.

GOODREADS: Here

PURCHASE: 

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

AUTHOR BIO (no author picture)

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 http://www.ednahwalters.com/ or http://www.ebwalters.com/.

Author Links:
Website: Here
Goodreads: Here
Facebook: Here
Twitter: Here

Giveaway:

Tour Grand Prize (INTL)
1st prize: A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $25 gift card from Amazon.
2 prize: A choice of signed copy or e-book of Runes and $10 gift card from amazon.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Adult Sleepover Weekend Blog Tour & Giveaway!


New Adult Sleepover Weekend is a convention taking place December 6th - 8th featuring some of today's BEST SELLING New Adult authors, and some upcoming authors that you want to keep on your radar.

The weekend will be filled with parties, a book signing, reader and author dinners, and tons more! Not only do you get to discover some new authors, but you get to know them on a personal level.

Damaris @ Good Choice Reading is co-director of the con, and she has also put together an amazing blog tour to give readers a chance to get to know the authors before the convention. This blog tour will be filled with book highlights, reviews, sneak peeks into the authors books, and tons of giveaways! This tour will run from now until September! Yes, you read correctly. A 5 month tour and at the end of every month a chance to win big!

Some of the giveaways involve Gift Cards, books, and even two registrations to NASW! All donated by the authors. So if you're thinking about attending, make sure you check out the blog tour, which I am proud to be a tour host for.

This months FIRST NASW giveaway is below. You can enter just for checking out this post!

Just keep an eye for the following logo's below for your chance to win! You can enter each blog tour stop, not just once.

      

Check out the NASW13 website: http://newadultsleepover.blogspot.com/

To keep up with any updates, "LIKE" NASW13 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewAdultSleepoverWeekend


Be sure to check out the following blogs listed below, for a chance to win this month awesome prize!



Let the fun begin!!! 


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Interview And Giveaway With Author Amanda McIntyre


Today I have the very great pleasure of having author Amanda McIntyre stop by for an interview. She talks about her latest release Rugged Hearts and also answers some fun questions I put to her. Miss Amanda is also a giver and she is giving away a signed hardcopy ARC of her early e-book release, Rugged Heart. Details for the giveaway will be at the end of our interview. Without further ado I give you Amanda McIntyre.

1) Can you tell me a bit about your most recent release Rugged Hearts?

First, thanks Raquel for having me and I’d love to introduce you to the men of the “Kinnison Legacy and the women who will tame them” Rugged Hearts is Book I in the Kinnison Legacy series. It features Wyatt Kinnison, oldest brother and a man they say has a heart of stone, and the schoolteacher, Aimee Worth with more tenacity than sense, to win his rugged heart. This is a holiday set story, released early in e-book for the RT E-Expo and will be available in print August 1. Fate brings these two unlikely people together and places them in an extraordinary circumstance that challenges them both in ways unexpected. Redemption. Forgiveness. Romance. It’s all included in this poignant story that packs just enough heat to make you swoon;)

2) What do you find most challenging about writing?

Balancing writing time with my personal life. There are days I would love to be in the top of a lighthouse, alone with my computer and imagination and other times I have to walk away from the computer for a while to clear my head. In a perfect world, one compliments the other and there is never a struggle. But in reality, it can take a lot of planning to have that solitude it takes to write (at least for me.) You see people in coffee shops and what not, I’m not comfortable with that. I need my quiet, the blinders, except perhaps for music. No television, no disruptions. That’s said—I’m sitting here in this vacuum-like state wondering what bus hit me after spending the weekend having all my kids home for the holiday weekend and then they all leave at once. It’s like a backdraft.;)

3) I know most author's don't have a say on what their book cover looks like, so I am wondering, is that the same for you or do you get to tell them what you want your cover to look like?

I’ve had a number of publishers over the years. Most have what is called an “artist” form, where you describe in vivid details of your main characters. I’ve had input on some, none on others, But all in all there are only 1-2 that I can truly say I really disliked. The cover art ‘gods’ have been very kind to me overall. Rugged Hearts is one of the first covers that I commisioned done. Working with the talented Sahara Kelly at P & N Graphics, I found the photos I wanted and she helped me to create a brand for the look for the series. I am very pleased with how Books I and II have turned out and Book III’s cover shot I just recently picked up through P & N. My publisher had worked with P & N before and graciously allowed the cover art for Rugged Hearts. I think it’s brilliant!

4) If you were to throw a dinner party for anyone living or dead what 10 people would you invite and why?

Wow, that is REALLY a hard question--aside from my family—who are my greatest support and joy. Maya Angelou (just to listen to her wisdom), Oprah(how she makes her book club choices), Stef Ann Holms (to tell her how many times I’ve re-read Pink Moon) Sarah Ban Breathnach ( to discuss her books on authentic living) Heather Graham (because she’s brilliant and a classy lady) Dessie Marie Younger (my great-great grandmother, cousin to the Younger Brothers that rode with Jesse James, to get “her” side of the story.) I don’t frankly know if I’d be able to limit it to just to ten! I haven’t even included my music favs yet! LOL

5) Music, for me, is a big part of my life So I was wondering what type of music do you listen to and if so is it also a part of your writing (i.e. background noise, or a scene soundtrack)?

It’s HUGELY important in my life as well, especially in my writing. My taste in music is like my reading—very eclectic. Whether it’s one line that spins-off an entire book, or music that sets the tone for a particular scene. It just depends where my mood is at that day and time. Often times, silence is the blank canvas for my imagination to play.

6) Is there an author and/or author's who have inspired or influenced you in any way?

Far too many to name, I’m afraid. Not only in their writing, but more so for their personalities. Many an author has influenced my thoughts of them one way or another by their character.

7) On average how long does it take you to write one of your novels?

Anywhere from 2-3 months, perhaps longer depending on the genre, research and length involved. That is usually first draft.

8) If you could check off one or two things from your bucket list what would they be and why?

I’d love to stay at a real working horse ranch just for the experience. I’d love to take a paddle queen cruise from Chicago to New Orleans on the Mississippi. I have a whole lot more;)

9) There are some author's who write books together like P.C. Cast And Kristin Cast of The House Of Night Series, so my question to you is, if you could, who would you like to write a book with?

I’ve written several anthologies with other authors, but actually co-writing a book takes a great deal of trust and patience. I’m not entirely sure, since my writing has always been a solo gig (other than anthologies) that I’d have the ability to co-write an entire book. I have many friends who have done so and I applaud their skill. I make it a rule never to say “never”, but I’m not sure who’d that be off the top of my head.

10) What do you have coming up next (i.e. another book, or perhaps a book signings)?

Insofar as writing, I’m currently at work on the second book in the Kinnsion Legacy series, looking at a duet anthology for a Christmas story with a good friend of mine and I’m bouncing around a number of ideas for the upcoming summer. I just finished the RT Booklovers Convention and next for me, will be Lora Leigh’s Reader Weekend, Sept 19-22 and then it’s off to Nawlin’s for Heather Grahams Writers Weekend, Dec. 13-15.

Thanks Raquel! It was great to visit! I’d like to do something fun for your readers and so anyone in the USA or Canada, who leaves a comment here at your blog will be eligible for a signed hardcopy ARC of my early e-book release, Rugged Hearts!

































Blurb:

Meet Wyatt, Dalton and Rein, the formidable men of the Kinnison Legacy and the women who will tame them!

“Characters with a depth of emotion that grab you by the heart and keep you on the edge of your seat...A must read!"~C.H. Admirand, Author of A WEDDING IN APPLE GROVE

Rugged, quiet, hardworking, Wyatt takes his position as head of the Kinnison family seriously. But the scars of betrayal by the women to whom he once trusted his heart now prompt his stark, simple game plan, and no one in hell is going to convince him any differently. What matters most, besides the welfare of his brothers, is to manage the ranch left to him and never risk his heart again to something as foolish as love—but after meeting Aimee, Wyatt begins to realize that a man should never say never to a determined second grade teacher.

When vivacious, resilient Aimee Worth loses her twin sister in a tragic accident, she makes the choice to live out her sister’s dream of teaching in the small mountain community called End of the Line, Montana, never suspecting she’d meet her Mr. Right in the middle of nowhere—he just doesn’t know it yet. Used to challenges, her spirit shatters the perceptions that have kept him isolated from living life beyond the ranch, proving to him that when it comes to love, the greatest risk is not taking one.

http://www.amandamcintyresbooks.com/

Monday, May 13, 2013

Runes (Runes Series Book #1) By Ednah Walters Book Trailer Launch And Giveaway

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What reviewers are saying:

HOLY RUNES!I really enjoyed this story especially Torin *swoon*. Ednah did a wonderful job on Runes! It is a must read for fans of YA books!...Breanna-http://two-tall-tales.blogspot.com/

Wow! I’ve got to start by saying that it takes something original and excellent to surprise me, and this book did just that! I found myself about 75% of the way through the book with my mouth hanging open... Carrie Williams (Goodreads)

Oh HOLY COW! This book was a mind blowing surprise! I loved the way it turned out and I am literally going crazy over the ending. I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did....Maida...full review May 23-http://loveaffairwithabookreviews.blogspot.ca/

Here's the link to the book trailer:

YouTube: Here

Links:

Where Runes will be avialable for a sale price of $0.99

Amazon Pre-order link:

Paperback: Here

Amazon links:

Kindle (US): Here

Kindle (UK): Here

Kindle (CA): Here

Barnes And Noble link:

Nook: Here

Smashwords (Ednah's Books: Here

Smashwords (Runes): Here

Runes 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 are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

About Ednah Walters:

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.

Contact Ednah:

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

Also there is a giveaway that will go along with the trailer reveal. This is for US mailing addresses only.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review Of His Alone By Keta Diablo

His Alone By Keta Diablo

File Size: 213 KB
Print Length: 54 pages
Publisher: Keta Diablo (March 2,2013)
Sold By: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)
Genre: Erotica BDSM*
Age: Adult 18+*

*I added the age restriction and genre(although Amazon does mention it is Erotica BDSM, it is just not represented in the format I have presented). The age restriction and genre was not provided by Amazon.Com.

Blurb:

Warning: This is an erotica novella with explicit language and sex.

Cleo has a problem, when she met Elliott, the maestro of Doms, eight months ago, he laid out the rules - no questions, no whining, and definitely no ties. But the lines blurred somewhere along the line and she crossed them. Now, she's in over her head with feelings for this beautiful man she shouldn't have. For her own preservation, she must end their weekly sessions and eat her heart in the process. But her Dom has problems of his own. Has he stepped over the same hazy boundaries?

I really enjoyed reading Keta's novella His Alone. Keta has a way of telling a story that leaves you salivating for more.

Cleo and Elliot both have a role to play in their little arrangement. Elliott is the Dom and Cleo is his Sub. They have a standing Friday night arrangement that has been mutually gratifying for the both of them. That is until Cleo comes to realize she needs more from her Dom then he originally offered in their arrangement.

I enjoyed reading about Cleo's struggle to come to terms with what she wants, and how she goes about dealing with the fallout. Cleo's Dom Elliott, had more layers than I was expecting which, was a breath of fresh air to me. Keta knows how to make these two characters relatable to everyone. On a scale from 1-10 I give His Alone a 10. It was a great fast read with enough kink to leave you satisfied. If you are looking for a HOT, quick read with some substance than His Alone is the novella for you. I encourage everyone adult 18+ to run out and pick yourselves up a copy and learn why, for Cleo, some things are worth taking a chance for.

Link:
Keta Diablo's Haunt: Here
Keta's Keep: Here
Keta Diablo Books: Here
The Stuff Of Myth And Men: Here
The Independent Author Network: Here
Facebook Author Page: Here
Twitter: Here
GoodReads: Here
Shelfari: Here
Google Plus: Here
Pinterest: Here





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