Showing posts from May, 2012

Book Review: Shadows Gray by Melyssa Williams

Author: Melyssa Williams
File Size: 366 KB
Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Melyssa Williams; 1 edition (March 21, 2012)
Language: English
Buying Link:Shadows Gray

Book Blurb:

Sonnet Gray has problems, and not just those of a typical 18 year old. Her family is one of the Lost; time travelers who have no power over their journeys. Hopelessly old fashioned and yet more modern than most girls, Sonnet speaks several languages and takes care of her motley crue back home by working in a coffee shop and playing guitar. Over time, the Lost leave behind those they love and pick up new characters along the way. In twenty-first century America, Sonnet meets Emme, a Lost young woman with a questionable line of work, Luke, a mysterious photographer, and Israel, a young doctor . But no one can take the place of Sonnet's sister, Rose, who was left behind as a baby in the fifteenth century. The ghost of her beckons from each time and place; but what's real and what isn't? Is Ro…

Book Review: Worth Fighting For (Alpine Woods Shifters Book 4) by Sondrae Bennett

This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews.

Author:Sondrae Bennett
Publisher:Lyrical Press, Incorporated
Release Date: March 2012
ISBN: 9781616503734
Book 4 of Alpine Woods Shifter Series
Book Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:
All's fair in love and war. 

As leader of a fox skulk, Cody is used to feeling protective. But when his best friend, Misty, gets attacked, his panic has nothing to do with duty. Suddenly, he's noticing Misty as a woman instead of the girl he grew up with. But pursuing those feelings would risk their friendship, something he's unwilling to do. 

Misty's tried everything, without success, to convince Cody she's not "one of the guys". Yet now that he's looking at her like she always dreamed, he pulls away every time she gets close. 

Danger lurks in the background, waiting to pounce. Someone plots against the foxes, leaving them all in jeopardy…especially Misty. Will Cody overcome his fears in time to save the woman he loves…

Blog Tour: ARC Book Review: Legacy of a Dreamer (Dreamer Series #1) by Allie Jean

Category: YA Fantasy Romance
Publication date: May 3, 2012
ISBN (paper): 978-1-61213-040-8
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-61213-041-5

Book Blurb:

Chantal Breelan has spent most of her childhood as a ward of the state. She has a mysterious past and the foster system provided her with no answers. At the age of fifteen, she begins to have horrifying dreams: images of violence and death that haunt her during her waking hours. Anxious and afraid, and with no one else to confide in, she finds comfort in her imaginary friend, a shadow in the shape of a man who stands sentinel over her. She tells him of her dreams and her fear of an unknown future.

On her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced out of her foster home, but the stress and demands drive her to the edge, making her see things. A boy from her nightmares appears in a subway station, sending her life in twists of truth and lies, and darkness surrounds her from all sides. But is it only evil that hides in the shadows, or are the answers to her past lingeri…

Blog Tour: Guest Post and Review: Ruthless (Nashville Nights #3) by Cheryl Douglas

Welcome my lovely readers! Today, we have a guest! We have Ms. Cheryl Douglas the author of Nashville Nights Series. She's on a blog tour promoting the third book in the series entitled Ruthless. This blog tour was organized by Bewitching Book Tours. Anyways, lets see, what Ms. Cheryl Douglas have to share for us.
Author Guest Post:
Author: Cheryl Douglas 
Series: Nashville Nights
Book: Ruthless, Book Three 

Like most lovers of the romance genre, I was intrigued when I heard about the book, The 50 Shades of Grey. I was curious about why people were clamoring to read this book and production companies were vying for the movie rights. What made it so special? I have started reading it, but I’m only sixty pages in, so I can’t answer that question yet, but last week, E.L. James was interviewed on a TV show, and offered some insight that made sense to me. 

As romance readers, we’re looking for fantasy. We want to escape the demands of doing piles of laundry, cleaning the house, chauffeuring …

Blog Tour: Book Excerpt: Streamline by Jennifer Lane

Hi my lovely followers! I'm back again with the Streamline Blog Tour! This Blog Tour was organized by AToMR Tours. Streamline is YA Contemporary Romance Novel that is written by Ms. Jennifer Lane. Today we're going to get a little glimpse on what's inside Streamline! 
Book Excerpt:
A noise in the hallway drew Leo’s attention. He looked up to catch
a glimpse of someone entering the room, and he instinctively braced
his shoulders and stared straight ahead, holding completely still.

“Yo, relax, hombre. I’m just your roomie.”

Leo exhaled and examined the brown-skinned guy. Two aspects
of his roommate immediately stood out: a friendly, toothy grin and
a white sling over his shoulder, which held his left arm securely in
place. His white tank top revealed bulging muscles as he let go of
his bag to land with a thud at his feet.

Leo shook his hand. “I’m Leo Scott.”

“Benito Dulce.” He pumped Leo’s arm. There was a fullness
and innocence to Benito’s face that made him seem younger than a
college f…

Author Interview: Melissa Studdard

Hi my lovely followers! Welcome to Journey with Books! Today I'm doing an interview with Ms. Melissa Studdard! She's a very nice author. She wrote the book Six Weeks to Yedidah. And now, we're going to learn so much more about her and about her book! Get your career as an author started with the  Guide to Career Education.

Author Bio:

Melissa Studdard is a professor, a book reviewer at-large for The National Poetry Review, a contributing editor for both Tiferet Journal and The Criterion, and the host of the radio interview program Tiferet Talk. As well, she is a member of many literary organizations, including the National Book Critics Circle and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. She is the author of the bestselling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah.

She loves anything related to writing and reading, whether it's sitting alone with a book and a cup of hot tea, or attending a large poetry reading or literary festival. She also loves travelling, meditating, …

Blog Tour: Character Interview: Audrey of Streamline by Jennifer Lane

Welcome to Journey with Books Blog! Today, I am featuring Streamline by Jennifer Lane. This wonderful blog tour was organized by AToMR Tours. Through this fab blog tour we're all going to find out what Streamline is all about! And now, we're going to know more about Audrey Rose the heroine from Streamline! 
Character Interview with Audrey:
•I’m sure being a high school swim star has its pressures. Does anything overwhelm you or do you take most things in stride?
I feel overwhelmed all the time! Some days I’m on the verge of tears but being with Leo helps calm me down.
•You dad is in prison. Has this hindered you in any way or pushed more to succeed?
*looks down* It’s been really tough. I wish I was strong enough to use his conviction as a way to be a better person, but I can’t stop thinking about how awful it is for him. I miss him…especially at swim meets. And my mom hasn’t been around much either, so…
How did you and Leo meet? What was your first impression of him?
*small smile cr…

Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: Defy (First Born Trilogy #1) by Raine Thomas

Welcome to my Journey with Books Blog! Today I am featuring the blog tour of Defy which is organized by YA Bound Tours.. It is the first book First Born Trilogy which is written by Ms. Raine Thomas. Now, I won't make this any longer. Let's see what it's all about! There's also a great giveaway down below!
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Iambe Books (April 29, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983831866
ISBN-13: 978-0983831860 Paperback: Defy (Firstborn Trilogy Book One)
Amazon Kindle:Defy (Firstborn Trilogy Book One)

Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death. 

Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life. 

Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a …

The Acropolis Blog Tour: Author Interview: R.K. Ryals

Hi my lovely readers! I'm back with another great blog tour! This time I am featuring "The Acropolis". This book is the first book of The Acropolis Series which is a spin off  of The Redemption Series written by R.K. Ryals!
The Redemption Series by R.K. Ryals is not new to my consistent followers. I've been raving about this book for the past month! You guys know how much I loved this series and I will tell you that The Acropolis will not disappoint you! 

But anyways, I am here today because the beautiful author of these 2 amazing series agreed to do an interview! Ms. R.K. Ryals is in the house people! Ok! Let's see what Ms. R.K. Ryals have to say to us!


Can you tell us something about yourself? Somethings that's not written on your Author Bio.
I have a twin sister who I am really close to. She has three children, one of which is severely autistic. Brianna is seven, still wears diapers, and is nonverbal, but she is one of the most loving little girls yo…