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Jan 24, 2013

Cover Reveal and Book Giveaway: Kiss of Fire (The Imdalind Series) by Rebecca Ethington

January 24, 2013 0 Comments

Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

Find Rebecca Ethington...

Books Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Paperback copies (US ONLY) of Kiss of Fire and Eyes of Ember, or, if you live outside the US and you win this giveaway, you will automatically win ebook copies. :) 

Good luck! 

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Jan 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Excerpt and One $25 GC and Three $10 GCs Giveaway: Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly

January 23, 2013 11 Comments

Hello everyone! I'm here again with another blog tour! I'm featuring a book entitled Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly. You'll get to know everything you need to know about this book in this post. Take a peek inside it through a Book Excerpt. Plus, there's a giveaway for all of you down below! The author is giving away a  $25 gift card for either Amazon or B&N for you guys! The details are all down below, just read on!


When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals. But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself?

Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office. The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business. When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck,
Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold. Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business.

Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds
that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge. If Reed doesn't distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer.

Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?

Book Excerpt:
“A spell … ” Hope mused, then her face lit up. “If there’s a spell to attract a man to a woman,there must be one to repel women from a man. Right?”

“Spells shouldn’t involve negative energy. Sending out negative energy can cause it to returnthreefold. They aren’t intended to harm someone or make them do something against their will.”Jordan had drilled this into her head.

“I wouldn’t be making Kyle do anything against his will. I’d be warning women to stay away fromhim.”

Sounded borderline.

“Please,” Hope whined, picking a clump of batter from her long, wavy hair.

Monica let out a defeated groan. “All right.” Hope would never actually cast the spell anyway. When they were young, Hope refused to wear a Casper costume for Halloween because she didn't believe in ghosts. She was closed-minded when it came to paranormal or New Age beliefs. And you had to truly believe in a spell for it to work.

Monica set down the bowl of salt and grabbed a pencil and pad of paper off her desk and handed them to Hope. “Write this down. It’s called,” she tapped a hot pink nail against her lip, “the dirtbag spell. Take one of Kyle’s socks, fill it with dirt, and add a photo of him. It’s critical you aren't in the photo.” Monica paced, tightening the sash on her lavender silk robe. “Include something of his like … ”

“His new Rolex?”

Personally, Monica would list the watch on eBay and pray for a bidding war. But Hope, no matter how ticked off, was too timid to sell Kyle’s precious watch, and too frugal to risk damaging it by mixing it with dirt.

“That’s fine. Sew up the sock and bury it in your front yard. It’ll warn all women he’s a dirtbag.”

Hope poised the pencil against her lower lip, reviewing the spell. “Don’t I have to say something when I bury it, like a chant?”

What happened to being spell ignorant?

“Bury it in the moonlight while saying … ” Monica scrambled for a few rhyming lines, “moonlight, glowing bright, warn all women in your sight, the man who lives in this house, is a dirtbag and a total louse.”

“Perfect.” Hope sprang from the bed, looking inspired. “Kyle’s at work. I’m going over to the house right now to bury that sock.” She turned and marched out, a woman on a mission.

Monica nibbled nervously on her fingernail. Hope wouldn't seriously go through with casting the spell, would she? A big part of spell casting was psychological, focusing all your energy on making something happen. Monica had never seen Hope look so determined, or vindictive. Hopefully, if she did cast the spell the negative energy didn't return threefold.

What was the worst that could happen?

About the Author:

Eliza Daly's first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn't an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn't traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley and Frankie.

You can find Eliza on the web at:

Under Her Spell is available at:


Barnes & Noble:



Eliza will be awarding one $25 GC, and three $10 GCs for either Amazon or BN to a randomly drawn commenters during the tour.

Just answer this question:

If you could do a spell, to whom would you put the spell on and what kind of spell would you do?

Good Luck!!

Jan 16, 2013

Beat the Winter Time Blues $50 Amazon GC Giveaway

January 16, 2013 0 Comments
Beat the Winter Time Blues Giveaway
Does winter have you down? Perk up with a $50 Amazon gift card from Terri Morgan, author of Playing the Genetic Lottery. Enter to win below.

"Caitlin’s story touched me deep in my soul" ~ Marina, Chick Library Cat

"Terri Morgan's depictions of [schizophrenia] are realistic as well as haunting." ~ Allizabeth Collins, The Paperback Pursuer

Playing the Genetic Lottery

Will Caitlin succumb to the disease that has claimed her parents and brother? Will her daughters be the next victims of the family curse? Find out in Terri Morgan's fictional memoir Playing the Genetic Lottery.

Available at Amazon and in paperback directly from *
*$1 of every paperback purchased from Terri's site goes to support mental health research.

Beat the Winter Time Blues Giveaway is sponsored by Terri Morgan and organized by GWR Publicity. No monetary compensation was received nor should this post be considered an endorsement under FTC's advertising and endorsement policy.

Jan 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Book Review and $25 GC Giveaway: Away from the Spotlight by Tamara Carlisle

January 11, 2013 12 Comments

Hi guys! I'm back with another blog tour! Today I'm reviewing a Contemporary Romance entitled "Away from the Spotlight" written by Ms. Tamara Carlisle. You'll all know my thoughts about this book and you'll also get a chance to win a $25 Amazon GC. The details of the giveaway is written at the end of this post.

NOTE: I'm supposed to post this review yesterday but due to some unexpected circumstances I wasn't able to post it on time. I want to apologize to the author and to Goddess Fish Promotions for the delay of this post.

Author: Tamara Carlisle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 481 pages
Publisher: Tamara Carlisle
Date Published: June 3, 2012
Language: English
ASIN: B0088P43N4

Book Blurb:

In the closing weeks of law school, Shannon Sutherland meets handsome and charming Englishman Will MacKenzie. Initially swept off her feet, Shannon finds that Will has a secret that, once discovered and the consequences realized, could destroy their fledgling relationship. Will and Shannon take great pains to have a normal relationship but, ultimately, find it impossible to do so. Will the pressures of their careers and the temptations of others drive Will and Shannon apart? Can Will and Shannon live a happy life away from the spotlight?

Tamara Carlisle takes you on a romantic ride that explores the consequences of fame and a love that endures all.

My Thoughts:

Away from the Spotlight is the first work of Ms. Tamara Carlisle I've read. It's a sweet romance with an unexpected twist at the end.
Now, it's up to the reader if it's something you'd like or it's something you won't. One I'm sure of is that it's something that will surely shock you.

The plot started out nicely. It's about two people who are extremely different yet in some ways, they're also extremely alike. Will and Shannon met in an ordinary bar on an ordinary night and there they started their very sweet romance.

The whole book was written in Shannon's narrative point of view and sometimes it's difficult to feel the other character's emotions in situations because of it but other than that I think it was written well.

The characters are interesting. They are not perfect and that makes them seem more real. I also like the other characters beside Will and Shannon. I liked the friendship they surrounded themselves in. It's fascinating and it makes me wish that I could have the friendships in it.

The only complain I have for this book is how in some situations that happened in this book lacks details. Some happenings were cut short and  were not described properly, other than that I still enjoyed reading this book.

I recommend this book to those readers who loves reading a sweet tale of romance with a surprising ending!

Book Excerpt:

I promise nothing will separate us again. Just like it said in our vows, ‘Til death do us part.’”

Well, about fifty percent of all marriages are ‘til divorce do us part.’”

We’ll be in the other fifty percent.”

How do you know?” I was still worried.

Because I love you and I am not stupid enough to make the same mistake twice. Unless you have any plans to break us up?”

No. I wasn’t worried about me. I was worried about you.”

We’re good then?”

Yes, I guess so.” I could hear a little sigh of relief on the other end of the phone. “Other than Saturday, have you ever noticed how we have a lot of these kinds of conversations over the phone or out in public?”


I wonder why that is.”

Because when we’re alone together, we can’t keep our hands off each other,” Will said in a sexy voice.

I guess that’s true. Do you think we’ll ever be able to have them when we’re alone together?”

If you mean, ‘do I think that we’ll be able to keep our hands off each other at some point,’ I certainly hope not. But I do think we might be able to figure out how to multitask.

Author Bio:

Tamara Carlisle is a former attorney and business consultant. Away from the Spotlight is her first published work of fiction. She currently is working on two additional novels: one is about love in the music industry and the other is a work of paranormal fiction. Tamara currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her British husband and daughter. For further information, go to

Library Thing:


Ms. Tamara Carlisle is generous enough to giveaway  
$25 Amazon Gift Card 
to one commenter for the duration of her tour.

To make it easier for you guys just answer this question in the comment section:

  • If you could have a famous boyfriend for a day, who would it be and how would you spend the day with him?
Good Luck!

Jan 8, 2013

Book Review: Sound of the Heart (The MacDonnells Book 2) by Genevieve Graham

January 08, 2013 1 Comments

Author: Genevieve Graham
Series: The MacDonnells Book 2 (Can also be read as a stand alone)
Genre: Historical Romance
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Date Published: May 1, 2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425247341
ISBN-13: 978-0425247341

Book Blurb:

From Genevieve Graham, author of Under the Same Sky, comes a sweeping romantic historical novel of one man’s strange gift and dangerous battles…

Dougal MacDonnell, a fierce warrior from the Highlands of Scotland, is able to hear the thoughts of other men and dream how the future will unfold. Devastated by the loss of his family during the Battle of Culloden in 1746, he fosters a deep hatred for the English. But when Glenna, the love of his life and a Scottish outlaw, is captured and shipped overseas, Dougal is forced to join an English army made of vanquished Scots. Now fighting on the side of his sworn enemies, he embarks on a journey that will take him across the seas to the colonies. There he will risk everything for the chance to find his true love.

My Thoughts:
The Sound of the Heart is the second installment o Ms. Genevieve Graham's The MacDonnells Series, although it can also be read as a stand alone novel. It's also the first book I've read from Ms. Genevieve Graham. I'm going to put in my thoughts about this fascinating book in parts. 

The Plot:
The Plot was definitely good. It was well executed and well written. The whole book was about a man's journey to overcoming his trials in life. Dougal MacDonnell was a man who lost his family and his freedom while fighting for his land. The author took me to a wild journey of Dougal MacDonnell's life, from his imprisonment to his finding love, to losing love and fighting hard into finding it again. 

The Characters:
The characters are very endearing and very real. I admired how the author wrote Dougal MacDonnell's character. He's very real and his emotions are well written and believable. As a reader, I could feel Dougal's frustrations and heartbreaks and triumphs. I also admired Glenna's strength. She's a heroine worth admiring. Her struggles and her determination to persevere is very admirable.

The Romance:
The romance between Dougal and Glenna is very nice. I loved the progress of their relationship. From allies to friendship to love.. it's fascinatingly real.  It wasn't sudden nor was it forced. It was all so natural. I find myself rooting for them all the way.

The Pacing:
The pacing of the story is quite nice too. The flow of the story is very smooth. As I said before the whole book is a journey and I quite enjoyed the ride, from the heartbreaks to happy endings.

Overall, I loved reading this book. Ms. Genevieve Graham is on the right track to becoming one of the best historical romance authors. She has the knack of taking her readers inside the book she has written. Her written words painted a very visual setting of Scotland, London and the Colonies and I very much enjoyed the trip she has given me. I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Genevieve Graham's works!

If you are one of those readers who wants their historical romance with depth and a bit of reality without loosing the fun in  romance then pick this book up because this is definitely for you.

About the Author:
Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance (playing oboe). While on a ski vacation in Alberta she met a really cute guy in the chairlift line-up and they skied together for two days. After the second day she decided she had to have him ... permanently. The couple (now husband & wife) subsequently moved to Calgary and brought two beautiful and talented daughters into the world. They have recently settled in a small, quiet town in Nova Scotia and are loving their new life.

Writing became an essential part of Genevieve's life a few years ago, when she began to write her debut novel, "Under the Same Sky". Her second book, "Sound of the Heart" was published by Penguin on May 1, 2012, and the third in the series, "Out of the Shadows", will be published in Aug/Sept 2013.

Genevieve also offers editing services on her other website:

Black Lion Tours: New Year Book Extravaganza with $100 Giveaway

January 08, 2013 2 Comments

Welcome to the New Year Book Extravaganza!

We're featuring 15 authors, all with book giveaways AND you'll have a chance to enter at each stop for the $100 Grand prize Giveaway!
Meet featured authors and learn more about them and their books on the dates below. You may also enter their giveaways, and read "glimpses" of the books, at any time on the Event Page.

MK McClintock
Genevieve Graham 
Krista Kedrick
Kimberly Lewis  
Laurel O'Donnell
Danica Winters
Caroline Mickelson
Cynthia Woolf
Elizabeth McKenna
Chris Karlsen
Nicholas A. White
Jennifer Zane
Kristy McCaffrey
Greta Buckle  
Jan 14th
Final day to enter giveaways!  
$100 Grand Prize!
Giveaways last through 1/14/2012 
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Participating Blogs
Jan 7th - Black Lion Tours Blog
Jan 8th - My Escape
Jan 8th - Journey with Books
Jan 9th - A Writer's Life
Jan 9th - My Syreniti
Jan 9th - Open the Page
Jan 10th - My Devotional Thoughts
Jan 10th - Romance Meets Life
Jan 11th - I Know thatBook
Jan 11th - Oh Chrys!
Jan 11th - Bookworm Lisa
Jan 11th - The Bunny's Review
Jan 14th - MK McClintock Blog

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  

Cover Reveal: Take Me in the Night by R.L. Kenderson

Today we have the cover reveal for R.L. Kenderson’s TAKE ME IN THE NIGHT! Check it out and pre-order your copy today!   Title: Take ...