Monday, November 28, 2011

Support Four Debut Authors and Snag $125!

Debut Authors and Snag $125!

Four books

Two Days

Great Prizes

With this contest, there is something for everyone and it’s SO simple to be in on the winning!

On November 28 and/or 29, purchase 1 or all 4 of the debut author’s books listed here. Then forward proof of purchase (the receipt Amazon sends you will do just fine) to : and get up to 4 entries into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card!

It’s that easy, no reviews, no hoops to jump through. Just a great .99 book or two. Or three or four. AND, if the person who wins the $100 Amazon Gift Card has purchased all 4 books, an additional $25 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to the winner!

On top of that, 2 random commenter’s picked from 2 of our participating blogs will receive $5 gift Amazon gift cards . So, be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think of the promo, the books, or the authors.

Winners will be chosen randomly, one entry per person, per book.

All winners will be announced on December 7th on Wringing Out Words (

“Between” by Cyndi Tefft

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile, and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

“Until Dawn: Last Light” by Jennifer Simas

When darkness falls, whose side will you be on?

For the past six years, Zoë has been anything but “normal.” Struggling to accept her immortality and thrown into a war that’s been waging in the shadows for over a thousand years, Zoë must now become who she was meant to be, joining the other Chosen to save what’s left of humanity. When the endless night falls over the Earth, will she be able to save the one man who reminds her of what it is to be human, or will it be too late?

Until Dawn: Last Light is a story of death and despair, love and longing, hope and hopelessness, and the ability to survive and keep going even when it seems impossible – when you want nothing more than to give up.


“The Kayson Cycle” by Jonathan D. Allen

A stranger enters a dying town and makes a desperate plea…

The Kayson Cycle introduces the Kayson Brothers, a pair of faith healers who once wowed crowds in a traveling show but went their separate ways after a night in which a healing took a dark turn. Jeffrey Kayson disappeared into the wilderness and William Kayson, wracked by guilt, moved to the failing mining town of Calico Hills to build a nice, quiet life – one that has lasted for over ten years.

His quiet, predictable life crumbles when a mysterious stranger walks into his tavern bearing a proposal to find his long-lost brother and do the one thing that William has sworn to never do again - have his brother heal a woman. William soon learns that he can’t escape his family – or his destiny.

Includes an exclusive sample chapter of The Corridors of the Dead. Please note that this is a Kindle Single, and around 6,000 words in length.


“Sundered” by Shannon Mayer

A miracle drug, Nevermore, spreads like wildfire throughout the world allowing people to eat what they want, and still lose weight. It is everything the human population has ever dreamed of and Mara is no different. Only a simple twist of fate stops her from taking Nevermore.

As the weeks roll by, it becomes apparent that Nevermore is not the miracle it claimed. A true to life nightmare, the drug steals the very essence that makes up humanity and unleashes a new and deadly species on the world that is bent on filling its belly. Locked down within their small farm home, Mara and her husband Sebastian struggle against increasingly bad odds, fighting off marauders and monsters alike.

But Sebastian carries a dark secret, one that more than threatens to tear them apart, it threatens to destroy them both and the love they have for each other.

Now Mara must make the ultimate choice. Will she live for love, or will she live to survive?


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Remembrance By Michelle Madow Book Blog Tour

In honor of this great book tour I will be giving away two paperback copies. All you have to do is leave a comment about Remembrance and leave your name and e-mail address so I can contact the winners. This is open to The United States Only. Sorry Internationals.....

New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

Check out my review here:

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbran​d Blog Tour Stop

Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)

Welcome to The Cold Blood Tour! I love the world Heather has created and I have been hooked since Dirty Blood and patiently awaiting book two Cold Blood. When I tell you I COULD NOT put the book down because it was SO SO GOOD, I am not lying. Heather has crafted a world where two worlds collide into one and Tara and Wes must fight the evil lurking with good.

There are new characters Cambria who is a kick a$$ Hunter and Tara's best friend. Logan who is a Hunter as well but olalala he is a brainiac and knows his stuff. Then there is Alex who is Tara's trainer and mentor. And you know with every great book there is always the antagonist and we have some in here but the biggest one is Victoria. She is a rich, spoiled B!@#$! She runs the school and harasses every new person who comes in.

So without further ado here is an excerpt from the book and because I LOVE LOVE this series I will be giving away three e-copies of Cold Blood. All you have to do is leave your name and e-mail address and on December 08, 2011 I will pick the three winners! Happy Reading :)

Angela and Sam were in the den. The room had been put back together since Leo’s intrusion, minus several pieces of furniture that were too broken to salvage. The couch was saved, along with the coffee table. A spare TV from the garage had been set up on a bookshelf and a brand new marbled glass globe covered the light fixture on the ceiling. Other than that, the room was pretty empty. It was the room that had seen the most destruction from Leo’s goons. Grandma said it was because the den was the first room I would’ve seen when I came home that day, and Leo knew that. He’d trashed the house even after my mother had agreed to go with him, all to get a reaction out of me and send me running after him. It had worked.
Sam was watching E! News and twirling a lock of silky hair between her fingers. Angela flipped through one of my mother’s gardening magazines. They both looked up when I came in.
“Hey, stranger,” Sam said, raising the remote to click the TV off.
“You should leave it on.” I sent a pointed look at the ceiling where muffled voices could be heard rising with each comment. “It’ll drown out the static.” I sank onto the couch, next to Angela. She gave me a sorrowful look.
“How are you?” she asked. “I mean, really?”
“Miserable,” I admitted. Though they only knew half of it, or maybe less than half. As far as they knew, I’d punched Cindy, my mother flipped out, and now I was being shipped off to boarding school. That, in itself, was enough to make a girl miserable, so I figured it was fine to admit.
“Yeah, I’d be miserable, too. But I mean, at least its co-ed,” Sam said. Angela shot Sam a look. “What? I’m trying to help her look at the bright side.”
“She’s with Wes, remember?” Angela whispered. They also both knew that my mother was not a fan of Wes.
“A girl can window shop,” Sam hissed back.
Angela turned to me, rolling her eyes. “You have to email us every day, okay? And call whenever you can. They will let you call, right?”
“I don’t really know. I’ll call as much as I can.”
“Oh, and we’re supposed to give you this.” Angela reached into her pocket and handed me a folded up piece of notebook paper, flattened out from all the handling. “It’s from George. You can read it later."
“Oh, no way, she reads it now. I’ve got to hear this.” Sam shifted like she was getting comfortable and waited expectantly.
I unfolded the paper and silently scanned the words. Oh geez. I looked up. Sam – and even Angela – was still waiting. Sam had the ghost of a grin on her lips. Judging by her smile, there was a good chance she already knew what it said. Making me read it out loud was icing on the cake. I cleared my throat and read in a low voice:

This Romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood.
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up
It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood.
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up.
Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well, I guess I'm not that good anymore
But baby, that's just me
And I will love you, baby. Always
And I'll be there forever and a day. Always
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme
And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you–Always
Love, George.

When I was done–and completely red faced–I lowered the paper and looked at the girls.
“Wow. That was…” Angela began.
“Hot,” Sam finished. “Who knew the boy had it in him? Do you think he got it off the internet?”
“No, he didn’t get it off the internet,” Angela argued.
Sam shrugged. “He could’ve. We should google it.”
"You guys? It's Bon Jovi." I folded the letter and shoved it into my jeans pocket. "It was our song. It doesn’t matter, anyway. I’m leaving, remember?”
“And you have Wes,” Angela put in.
“Who is way hotter than George,” Sam added.
I grinned; I couldn’t help it. “I’m going to miss you guys.”
Sam and I threw our arms around Angela and brought it in for a group hug that had us giggling until the doorbell rang. All three of us eyed each other with raised brows.
“Five bucks on George,” Sam said.

For more of Heather you can find her at these places:
Twitter: @HeatherHildenbr

Visit some of the other tour stops and see what you can learn about Tara's world:
Nov 22 - The Unlocked Diary
Nov 23 - The Bookish Brunette - "Indie Frenzy", Read about some of my 'favorite things'
Nov 24 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Now go eat turkey! No post today.
Nov 25- A Diary of a Book Addict
Nov 26 - CP White Media
Nov 27- Jagged Edge Reviews
Nov 28- Live to Read - Top 10 'This or That' List
Nov 29- Two Chicks On Books
Nov 30- The Sated Faery
Dec 1- A Cupcake and a Latte
Dec 2- AwesomeSauce Book Club
Dec 3- Page Flipperz
Dec 4- Sassy Book Lovers
Dec 5- Angeline Kace, Author of Descended By Blood
Dec 6- The Bookish Babes
Dec 7- Taking It One Book At A Time
Dec 8- Seeing Night Reviews
Dec 9- Nightly Reading
Dec 10-Ya-Aholic Reviews
Dec 11-The Rest Is Still Unwritten
Dec 12- Bookerella Reviews
Dec 13- Book Vacations
Dec 14- Book Reader Addicts
Dec 15- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Dec 16- Total Bookaholic
Dec 17- A Life Bound By Books
Dec 18- The Blog Starts Here
Dec 19- All Things Books
Dec 20- Fiktshun
Dec 21- LovLivLife Reviews
Dec 22- Stuck In Books
Dec 23-Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews AND Sleep. Eat. Read
Dec 24- Magnet4Books

· * SPECIAL EVENT 12/27: Radio show with Cambria and her friends. Call in to discuss the book and a chance to win a signed paperback of Cold Blood! More details to come.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day to be thankful for things we have and the things we will get soon. I personally am thankful for my family and friends. I have met a lot of awesome people over the year and I want to say thank you!

Today Rachel Vincent also released the cover to her new Novella called Never To Sleep so here is what she posted from her blog

Yes, that’s Sophie, not-sleeping on the cover of “Never To Sleep.”

Again, here’s the description:

Don’t Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin’s strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she’s put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep…forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family…?

“Never To Sleep” comes out Jan 1 in the US and Canada, and it should be free for a limited time.

Plus don't forget Soul Screamers Volume One was released on Tuesday here is the cover (YIPPEE)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Breathless by Scott Prussing

Breathless by Scott Prussing
Title: Breathless

Author: Scott Prussing

Series: Book # 1 of Many

Release Date: August 2010

Source: Bought from Author Scott Prussing

Blurb: Breathless is a modern fantasy/romance novel in the mode of Twilight and Vampire Diaries, with enough new ideas to excite even the most devoted fans...

Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That's when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she'd been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.

But fascinated doesn't mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother disappears after warning Leesa not to come looking for him, she is forced to consider all these and more.

She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot-so why won't he kiss her? And why is he always talking about vampires?

As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom's life trying to "cure" her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice-give up her humanity-to save her brother?

Warning: This book is One Fanged TERRIFIC! To learn more about the Blue Fire Saga, go to

My Rating: 10 of 10

My Cover Thoughts: I love this cover! The blue fire coming from Rave’s hands into Leesa’s body is BEAUTIFUL!

My Thoughts/Review: WOW is the first word that comes to mind. I laughed and cried and threw this book because I wanted more. Lord this book had me up all night reading like a mad person. Tehehe I really enjoyed it!

Leesa is your all American girl but with a twist. She has a crazy mother who has checked out a long time ago and a brother who is missing. She has graduated from high school and wants to attend the same college as her brother. She has had this planned since forever but she really formulates a plan when her brother goes missing and sends her a cryptic e-mail not to look for him.

Now Leesa is in Connecticut going to college and she is super excited to start classes but she is also excited to start searching for her brother. As she looks for clues she can sense someone watching her but she is not sure who it is or why they are watching her. She is shy so she has few friends and she keeps to herself when her best friend tells her they are going to a party. Once at the party she feels like she needs some fresh air so she goes outside and that is when she meets a guy dressed all in black with eyes that draw you in. she talks to him and as she is staring into his eyes and getting lost in the moment she feels someone watching only she isn’t the only person who feels it.

The boy she is talking to leaves her side and a few minutes later she meets another guy she cannot take her eyes off of. She feels something for this guy like she never has before but as they get to know one another she realizes he is hiding something and she wants to know the truth. She confides in this stranger and tells him about her missing brother and how her life mission is to bring him home before their mother realizes he is gone.

Only Leesa knows that the guy she likes and the other mysterious guy are keeping secrets and she wants to know what they are. What will Leesa do when she finds out the truth about the true nature of each of these guys. Will she love Rave or will she love Stefan? Where is her brother? Can she save him? Want to know the answers to these questions well you will just have to buy the book!

Memorable Quotes: Page 186 Rave and Stefan talking

“It seems this is your lucky day, Volkanne,” Stefan said. “You’ll not die tonight.”

“I could say the same to you,” Rave replied, “were you not already dead.”

“Another time, another place, Volkanne,” Stefan promised, his eyes never leaving Rave’s as he backed away.

“I look forward to it, Vampire.”

Advice: This is a MUST read! You will fall in love with Leesa and Rave and Stefan.

Image and Blurb from:

Here's some rave reviews about Breathless: 

“A truly captivating read.”
“I could hardly put it down.”
“A book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again.” Bite This! Vampire Book Blog
“Breathes new life into the vampire genre.”
“When I finished, I wanted more. I can’t wait for the sequel.” Paranormal Book Club
“Breathless was fantastic! A unique, creative, fresh approach to the vampire genre.” Literal Addiction Paranormal Book Club
“Breathless takes you on a spellbinding adventure. The characters are amazing.”
“With a descriptive writing style, Scott Prussing delivers a refreshing spin on vampire reads.” Lovetiggi’s Book Reviews

So go on over to for the deal of a lifetime!

The Blue Fire Saga
Special Announcement: A limited number of 3 book holiday special deals are now available for advance ordering. Get all three books for just $24.99, (plus S&H). That’s 33% off the list price, plus you save on S&H when you order all three books together. Scroll to the bottom to order. Act now to get in on this great deal. Books will be shipped by December 1.
Special, Special Announcement: In honor of the imminent release of Helpless, I have reduced the price of a hardcover copy of book one, Breathless, to the incredibly low price of just $5.99! That’s less than the price of a paperback. This offer is good for only one week, until Sunday November 20, or until 50 have been sold at this price. Act now! (U.S. orders only for this special)

Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt Virtual Blog Tour

Double Clutch (A Brenna Blixen Novel)

What happens when you fall for the perfect one day?

Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she's back in the States, she's determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance.

What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once.

The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus.

But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn't know why he can't get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake's sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be darker and more complex than Brenna is willing to deal with.

Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies...and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes.

Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school's rising punk band, keeping up her grades in classes split between academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about with out juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once.

She has to make a choice, but how is she supposed to do that when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other's?

Here is my review on goodreads


So I want to give a big round of applause to Liz Reinhardt and a huge thank you for taking the time to be interviewed.

First of all tell us a bit about yourself.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Taneesha! My name is Liz Reinhardt. I spend way too much time on Facebook, am best buddies with my hilarious five-year-old daughter, still have a huge crush on my husband, love to read and write all things YA, and plan on making enough money writing to take my family to Italy. I went when I was a teenager, but the Sistine Chapel was closed when I was in Rome, and I must go see it!

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I was always writing in school, but short things like poems and short stories. What happened was, I had this big, important paper due in Biology for Liberal Arts in college. I did not want to write it. So I started writing this romance. This loooong, strange romance novel. I wrote a 100,000 word book in a few weeks. I crammed and wrote the 8-page Bio paper the night before. Once I finished a book, it was addictive, and I kept wanting to do more and more!
Your novel has recently been released, how do you feel about that?

Really, really weird! Three months ago, I could count on both hands all the people in the world who had readDouble Clutch and almost every one was related to me or a good friend. Now people are putting it on favorites lists. They're arguing that it's too sexy. They're picking teams! One woman sent me a list of songs that made her think of the characters! A playlist!! It's amazing. It's really strange and amazing.

Was there any inspiration for any of the characters?

Oh, definitely. Both boys are, in part, my husband and some of his male family and friends growing up. They were bad boys, real trouble-makers and rule-breakers, but they were all kind of romantics, too. And now that we're all grown up, I can see how each guy in his group found that one girl who helped him move past being a juvenile delinquent! And Brenna is definitely a huge mix of me, my sister, my friends growing up. I've always been really lucky to have very cool friends who have amazing hobbies and are so brilliant and funny!

Did you take personal experience and adapt it into the book?

One hundred percent. One reviewer said that no teenager is as respectful to her mom as Brenna is, and that made me giggle, because that is one part of Brenna that is all me and totally based on real life. And Brenna's mom is a lot like my mother, so their relationship is very close to home for me. All kinds of classes I took, dates I had, arguments, long phone conversations got drawn on and put into the book.

Can you tell us quick facts about Saxon and Jake?
Saxon has a photographic memory, a love of orange TicTacs, and a real desire to least a little. When I was trying to come up with his name, I thought about names I'd liked growing up, and a friend's boyfriend's name from highschool popped into my head. The Saxon I knew in real life is nothing like the character, but the name was a perfect fit!
Jake is a terrible reader, but a natural with engines and engineering-type problems, has an amazing work ethic, and is a complete and utter romantic. When I was trying to come up with his name, I thought back to one of my favorite movies when I was a kid; The Newsies. A really young Christian Bale played Jack Kelly, a NY newspaper boy. Jake's name is a play on that character's.

Can you tell us seven random fun facts about you?

1. I lived in Denmark for a month when I was 14.

2. I was an English teacher.

3. My parents owned a 50's style restaurant when I was a teen, and I waitressed there in a poodle skirt.

4. I had to take ballet when I was a kid because I was severely pigeon-toed. Ballet fixed it!

5. I am addicted to Pandora and make YouTube playlists all the time.

6. I hand-made Team Jacob/Team Edward/Team Emmett shirts for me, my sister, and sister-in-law when we went to see New Moon.

7. My daughter and I were born in the same hospital in NJ.

Skinny Love by Birdy is Jake and Brenna's song

So here is the great news Liz is giving away one e-copy of Double Clutch and I am giving away four copies! WOO HOO! All you have to do is leave a comment and your e-mail address and on Friday we will pick the winners!

Double Clutch Tour Stops November 13 - December 4
Sunday, November 13: Interview @
Monday, November 14: Guest Post @'s Antics
Tuesday, November 15: Interview @ A Diary of a Book Addict
Wednesday, November 16: Guest Post @ Dreams Galore
Thursday, November 17: Review @ I Heart Books
Friday, November 18: Guest Post @ A Word's Worth
Saturday, November 19: Review @ Much Loved Books
Sunday, November 20: Interview @ Arianne Cruz
Monday, November 21: Review @ The Confessions of a Book Nerd
Tuesday, November 22: Guest Post @ Alchemy of Scrawl
Wednesday, November 23: Interview @ O'Boyled Books
Thursday, November 24: Guest Post @ Books, Biscuits & Tea
Friday, November 25: Interview @ All Things Books
Saturday, November 26: Review @ KC's Paranormal Books
Sunday, November 27: Interview @ Words on the Shelf
Monday, November 28: Guest Post @ Missy's Reads & Reviews
Tuesday, November 29: Interview @ Musings of a Bookworm
Wednesday, November 30: Review @ Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews
Thursday, December 01: Interview @ The Book Barbies
Friday, December 02: Review @ Dee's World
Saturday, December 03: Interview @ Book Labyrinth
Sunday, December 04: Review @ The Ballad of a Subcultural Mother

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pyxis: The Discovery (Pyxis Series #1) Win a Kindle WiFi!

Pyxis: The Discovery (Pyxis Series, Book 1)

Title: Pyxis: The Discovery

Author: K.C. Neal

Series: Book # 1 of Many

Release Date: November 04, 2011

Source: ARC From K.C. Neal

Blurb: Two worlds... one 16-year-old girl must learn to protect them both.

The nightmares haunting Corinne and her friend Mason hint at a universe that exists beyond the one they know. Her destiny is to protect a weakness between the two worlds, but her mentor is dead. As Corinne and Mason search for answers, she tries to ignore the sparks igniting between them, but can't deny she feels safe only when he's nearby. Will they find help before their nightmares break free?

Warning: This book is FANTASTIC!

My Rating: 10 of 10

My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely love this cover. The cover designer did a great job! The girl on the cover is kneeling on the ground holding o bottle full of something. This cover draws you in and as you read you will see the significance of the cover.

My Thoughts/Review: come on a ride of a lifetime with Mason and Corinne! Corinne has had some rough things happen to her and she is still reeling from the death of her grandmother when she has to come to term with her best friend Mason who has left for Africa and is coming back and wants to talk to her.

What is a girl to do when weird things start to happen and she has dreams of things that she does not understand? What will Corinne do about these dreams? What will she do about Mason? Is she in danger?

Take this journey with Mason and Corinne and see what happens when you dare to believe in the unknown. See what happens when you dare to love and trust at the same time. What will they discover about themselves as well as their family?

K.C. has weaved a world that will draw you in and keep you at the edge of your seat wanting to read more and more till you find out what happens next. Take this adventure with Corinne and Mason and I promise you you will not be disappointed.

Memorable Quotes: Page 83 “Mason?” I said, panic thick in my voice.

“It’s okay. I’m outside, just come and let me in.”

I flew to the basement door, unlocked it, and fell into Mason’s arms. The cold night air curled around us, and I felt goose bumps spread up my bare arms. He nudged the door shut with his foot and reached back to lock it before half-carrying me back to my room.

“The fog, it was in here,” I said, my mouth dry and gritty. I shivered violently, and he pulled up my comforter and wrapped it around me.

“It‟s gone now. Look.” I squinted across my room and realized he was right. I took a few shaky breaths and couldn’t detect the foul stench. He scooted back so he was supported by my pillows and pulled me against him. I shivered less and less as Mason’s body heat warmed me. I focused on taking slow, even breaths.

Advice: This is a must read series! First book was EPIC!

Image and Blurb from:

K.C. Neal, Author of Pyxis: The Discovery (YA paranormal fantasy)

Ebook releases November 4, 2011
Paperback releases December 2, 2011
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Friday, November 4, 2011

The Reaping and The Reckoning by M. Leighton Character Snippets

The Reaping (The Fahllen, Book 1) The Reckoning (The Fahllen, #2)

A blur raced past me and, in an instant, Derek was flat on his back and Leah was opening her wide mouth of razor sharp teeth and sinking them into his neck. I screamed, probably loud enough to wake half the town, but Leah didn’t even look up.

Recovering fairly quickly, I saw Derek begin to struggle beneath Leah. I saw his arms come up to push at her, but he couldn’t move her. Gradually, his struggles lessened and he seemed to calm somewhat. My mind was racing as I watched him raise his arms once more, but then, much to my dismay, Derek wound his arms around Leah’s back as if to hold her close.

Confusion crowded in beside all the other myriad thoughts that were circulating through my mind. It took several long seconds for the shock and, yes admittedly a touch of hurt, to wear off. But when it did, my mind cleared enough to allow rational thought entrance.

Derek’s acquiescence had to be somehow related to Leah’s bite, I rationalized. Maybe it was like an aphrodisiac or something. Maybe that’s how people like her and Nathan were able to overcome their victims. I couldn’t be sure, but in my heart, I truly didn't believe that Derek’s reaction was of his own accord.

No sooner than a bit of relief coursed through me, I saw blood flow in a thin trickle from just below Derek’s ear to the ground. The bright red of the fluid coupled with the shock of seeing it pour so freely from him shook me from my thoughts with a jolt of pure fury.

Without thought as to what I would do, how I could help, I closed the small distance between Leah and me and I reached for her arm, intent on forcibly removing her from Derek if I had to. I knew the instant my skin made contact with hers that if I looked, I’d see the familiar flickers of lightning at my fingertips, and that’s how it must’ve felt to Leah.


“Jalicia, there’s still time. You can do the right thing, make a different choice. All you have to do is—”

“I know what I have to do,” she declared, cutting me off. “It’s just that I don’t want to. I know what’s ahead for me and I want it.”

I had no idea what to say to that, but it didn’t matter. Soon, I was no longer thinking of her declaration anyway.

Jalicia took a step toward me, her gruesome smile widening. After a short pause, she took another. Instinctively, I took a step backward. She gave a short bark of laughter and then took yet another step toward me. Needle of fear prickled along my spine as I took another step away and the backs of my calves met the cold porcelain of the tub.

“Don’t you ever get tired of being the good girl?” she asked, eyeing me coldly.

“I’m not the goo—”

“Who do you think you’re fooling, Carson? I’ve already seen too much. Grey and Leah have already shown me things. I don’t know why you’d want to be like this,” she sneered, pointing to me in a dismissive way, “when you could be like them.”

“What makes you think that their existence is so much better than mine? So much better than yours?”

Another bark of laughter.

“I’ve seen. I know. You were too late and you didn’t even know it.”

Devour by Shelly Crane WINNERS!

Devour (Devour #1)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Early Release Day Devour By Shelly Crane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devour (Devour #1)

Clara has it all. A wrestling star boyfriend, popular friends, all the right school activities...pretty much a perfect life...up until her parents died. Now she lives with the Pastor and his family and though they take good care of her, she feels alone. Then her boyfriend, Tate, starts to show signs of trouble when a new guy, Eli, comes to town. Clara is fascinated with him but hides it until something happens. Eli confesses to her that she gives him something he's never had before...something he needs. Everything is about to change for this normal pretty popular girl in a supernatural way.

My Review:
Warning: This book will devour you!

My Rating: 10 of 10!

My Cover Thoughts: I love the cover! Shelly has done it again with an amazing cover! It is of a girl and a guy just lying in the grass just staring up into the sky looking at something. They are looking at something that makes them happy because they are smiling.

My Thoughts/Review: Shelly Crane has done it again. This series will have you on the edge of your seat. She sets the background in a world where hurt and devastation is all around. People will have to make choices and stand by the decision they make. Some people will gain friends and others will lose friends. Love is always there but is it real or fake?

Would you be able to stand against your friends? Would you stand up for someone you never hung out with? Would you hurt someone’s feelings just because everyone else did? Standing up to the school bullies is never easy enough but will you be devoured or will you be doing the devouring?

What happens when Clara falls for Eli? Will she love him or will he love her? Is he right for her or wrong for her? Will they be together? Clara already has a boyfriend she loves but will he be enough. Read on to find out what happens and see if you too will be devoured?

Memorable Quotes: ―I‘ve been called a tease before, I muttered thinking about Tate and then regretting it.

―You are not a tease. I asked for it didn‘t I? I won‘t get the wrong idea, I‘m glad to spend any time with you I can get. Sometimes...a kiss is just that.‖

I pulled him back to me and let him ravish my mouth furiously, turning in my seat to reach him better. His breaths were huffing like we were running a marathon and he groaned several times as my skin heated and he absorbed the want I felt for him and my happiness at the situation for the moment. It was odd to think that I was essentially feeding him what he needed to survive. When I ran my hand through his hair his grip tightened on me and he pulled me closer and I let him kiss me deeper.

I let him devour me.

Advice: Devour this book before it Devours You!

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The Reckoning By M. Leighton Wednesday Character Grey

The Reckoning, The Fahllen Book 2 of 2

“I think you’d better mind your tone, Sis. You’re not really in a position to get snarky.”

She watched me for a moment and then a tiny, malicious smile curved her lips. Just when I was about to wonder what she was so smug about, all the vines at my four points began to pull away from my body simultaneously. The slow tugging was excruciating, what with my multiple possibly broken bones, but it was when my joints reached their limits that the true pain began.

I felt my right shoulder slip out of joint first. The agony stole the breath I would’ve needed to scream. It lodged in my throat, as if it might suffocate me. The dull pop of my left shoulder being unseated from its place in the joint nearly strangled me with the need to cry out, yet still I could not utter a single sound.

My head spun lightly for a moment before my hip slipping out of place wrenched me back into the torment of the moment. I arched my back, so as to expand my chest and ready it for the influx of air, but I could draw no breath to fuel my bellow.

My eyes flew to Grey’s. I saw the satisfied gleam in their black depths. She had stolen the air from around me. She was literally suffocating me with nothing more than her mind, with the use of her original power.

The Reckoning By M. Leighton Tuesday Character Derek

The Reckoning, The Fahllen Book 2 of 2


Taking the keys from my fingers, Derek pulled open the storm door and unlocked the knob, pushing the wooden panel wide and gesturing for me to precede him into the house. Once we were both inside, he pushed the door shut, pitched the keys on the small entry table and turned to me.

“I didn’t even get to hold you for one dance. Shall we?” he asked, stepping toward the center of the room and holding his hand out to me.

My humor gave way to the butterflies of anticipation as they flapped their wispy wings in my stomach. I was still smiling when I walked forward to slip my fingers into his.

“We shall,” I said, nodding formally. “Thank you, kind sir.”

With a flourish, he spun me around once then pulled me into his arms. With smoky eyes, he stared down at me.

“You have dirt and blood on your cheek,” he remarked, his lips twitching as he contained his grin.

I raised my free hand to wipe at it, but Derek caught it at the wrist.

“Don’t,” he commanded, his expression turning more serious. “You’re still the most beautiful date I’ve ever had.”