Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cover Reveal: RELEASE by M.R. Merrick

I have been absolutely HORRIBLE about posting lately, and I am soooo sorry! Life has gotten really busy lately with the start of school for the kids and getting back to work. I think I am now in a routine, but only time will tell! On that note, I have been super thankful to the authors who continue to trust me with posting their cover reveals in a timely fashion. That, I can say, I do on time:) Anything that is not “officially” in my calendar tends to go unfinished. I guess it’s time to schedule my blogging time. Maybe tomorrow…

Now here is just one author that is super rad for giving me time to help publicize, here’s M.R. Merrick’s latest book RELEASE, which is scheduled to release on December 10th. Just in time for Christmas hint, hint!

After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father.  Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates. 

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made – especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past – sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.

Links:

M.R. Merrick | Goodreads | Exiled (Protector #1) | Shift (Protector #2)

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Blog Tour: Careful by Isobella Jade

Careful (The Careful, Quiet, Invisible Series #1)
By Isobella Jade
Release Date: July 26, 2012
Paperback/e-book
292 pages

Book Description from Amazon:
After Estella Montclair is killed in a texting and driving crash, what remains of her face and body is devastating. But not all of her has died. During the first month after her death, Estella’s spirit travels among her living friends and family. Her best friends Zara, Eva and Jett show her how pain and sorrow can break apart or strengthen a bond. She also sees for the first time that loss can spark revenge, catastrophe can come without warning, and we all have secrets. She wonders if her chance for love with Phoenix has passed her by, and if out of sight truly means out of mind. And maybe one day the girl who caused her death will admit her mistake. While adjusting to a new state of being, Estella struggles to face the limitations that come with death, but blossoms by recognizing she can still touch the lives of the people she once knew so well.

Isobella Jade is an author, petite model and a wizard of self-promotion. Her modeling memoir Almost 5’4″ is her personal memoir about being a shorter-than-average model in NYC, the ins and outs and highs and lows of striving to beat the odds. Her graphic novel Model Life was released in November 2009 and Short Stuff is her collection of on-the-job experiences that took place after Almost 5’4″ and includes modeling tips for shorter girls. Her most recent work is a new YA novel called Careful, the first book of the Careful, Quiet, Invisible series.

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What did I think?

This is one of those books that intrigued me. When I originally read the summary, I figured this book would be really good and I was right. I loved how Estella, dead, was the narrator. It gave the story a unique perspective of the dead and those who are left behind.

Estella, who died in a car accident caused by a classmate who was texting and driving, really hits home with teen readers. she is very likeable and real. There are such strong messages throughout the book, but it isn’t preachy and forceful about it.

There are a few more graphic sex scenes than I would like, but it is totally meant for an older crowd–young drivers. Anyone who drives and thinks it is okay to text at the same time MUST read this story. It will change your mind.

4 out of 5 kisses

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Want more of Isobella Jade? Find her here:
http://www.isobelladreams.com
Twitter username
@IsobellaJade

Seventeen.com featured the book in their book club:

http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/reviews/book-review-careful-isobella-jade
I was recently visiting my hometown in Syracuse, NY and chatted with ABC affiliate News Channel 9 about the book:
http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=3615539

Something to wet your whistle…

I LOVE The Vampire Diaries! I have been a fan ever since reading the first words of LJ Smith in book one. Not only do the books rock, but so does the TV show! Here’s a look at my favorite season 3 scene and the trailer for season 4, which begins on October 11th. I can’t wait!!!


 

 

Cover Reveal: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe

I am super excited to share with you all Trisha Wolfe’s latest novel Fireblood. I have to say, I totally admire Trisha. As a blogger, she has done so much for YA books and now it’s her time to shine. Not to mention how sweet and kind she is as a person. Congrats Trisha on your success! I wish you all of the luck in the world!!

Amy

To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince’s first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

 

Add Fireblood to your Goodreads shelf!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15841140-fireblood

About the Author

I’m the author of the YA Steampunk/Paranormal Romance DESTINY’S FIRE (Omnific Publishing) and the upcoming YA Sci-Fi Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, November 2013. My published short stories have appeared in YA literary journals, Fantasy magazines, and anthologies. I’ve written four books in the past two years, and I’m currently working on a new YA Sci-Fi project.

I’m the creator of YA Bound, a promotional blog for the Young Adult genre.  Also a proud  member of YALITCHAT.ORGSCWW, and The Apocalypsies.

 And I’m also a business owner, partnered with my partner, my husband. When I’m not busy doing all of the above, I’m a wife and the mother of a gorgeous teen boy who’s the sounding board for my male characters. 

Check out my website TrishaWolfe.com for more on my books and short stories. Follow me on Twitter @TrishWolfe

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