Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Blood Therapy Blog Tour

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Lynda's books can be classified as urban fantasy/dark fantasy with romance, suspense/mystery, satire, horror, humor and sex.
Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor and workshop presenter. Her series, Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist is being rewritten and will be republished by Quercus Books in the UK and Europe, and by Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in North America. The UK version of the first book in the series, "The Vampire Shrink" will be published September, 2011. The North American version a few months later. Book #2 (tentatively titled "Blood Therapy"), which is a new book, will be published a year later, and book #3 (the book that used to be called "Dark Harvest") will follow a year later. She also has a short story in the anthology, "Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance," called "Blood Song." "Diary of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker" and "Undead in the City" are available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.

Website: http://www.lyndahilburnauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LyndaHilburnAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lyndahilburn
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/794667.Lynda_Hilburn

A sizzlingly sexy urban fantasy sure to feed the hunger of ravenous, vampire-loving fans.
Kismet Knight, a brainy Denver-based psychologist with a stalled career and a nonexistent love life, is about to have her world rocked. Not only does her newest patient, Midnight, long to become a vampire, but the teenager insists that a coven of the undead hangs out at a local goth club. The always-rational Kismet dismisses Midnight's claims as the delusions of an attention-starved girl—until bodies start turning up drained of blood and the hottest self-proclaimed vampire ever to walk the face of the earth enters her office.
What's real? What's not? As inexplicable events and romantic opportunities pile up, along with the corpses, Kismet finds herself in a whirlwind of passion, mystery, and danger. But this tough and funny heroine—who doesn't do damsel in distress—is about to turn the vampire-meets-girl convention on its head.

Blood Therapy is a dark contemporary fantasy with humor, mystery, romance and adult situations.
Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her clients, but when it comes to her love-life, she's on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, who not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist - he also persuaded her to start dating him.
Kismet's still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a psychotic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating - but she's constantly terrified. And Dev's become obsessed with finding Lucifer - before he comes after Kismet again.
So much for her nice, ordinary life...

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Slated by Teri Terry. ~review by alice

Slated (Slated, #1)Slated by Teri Terry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

when i first started this book, i nearly put it down a couple of times, i felt it was very slow to start with and i was confused as to what was going on, i felt like I had been slated. once the book got going after 100+ pages i finally started to enjoy it. i did enjoy the writing style, it was very fresh to read.
the main character kayla i really enjoyed reading about her and her dreams (visions)
ben one of the other main characters was really intriguing to read, kayla felt like she knew him, but that was impossible, right? the ending with ben damn near tore my heart out, i hope the 2nd book brings more answers.
after getting into this book i ended up throughly enjoying it and had trouble putting it down, and im now anxiously awaiting for the 2nd book in the series to be released so i can read it.

this book is for anyone who loves dystopian type books.
cant wait to see what happens next and also what this author writes in the future

thanks to the reading room for providing me with a copy in exchange for review

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cover Reveal: Unknown by Melissa pearl

Welcome to best book's blog.
I am so proud to be part of this cover reveal. Melissa pearl is one of my absolute fave authors, and she is a fellow New Zealander like me.

check out this cover and blurb for her new book, it sounds awesome, i know il be getting a copy as soon as i can :)

Book Blurb:
Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.
Then a star begins to fall.
Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped believing in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.
Then a star begins to fall.
Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.
Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending two seekers on a trecherous journey into the unknown.

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Fear Collector Blog Tour

 Welcome to Best Book's stop on this tour.  Spotlight plus Giveaway

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written eight nonfiction books, eight novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.
The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen's Snapped, Court TV's Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E's Biography.
In addition to television and radio appearances, he has been featured in RedbookUSA TodayPeopleSalon magazine, Seattle TimesLos Angeles Times and the New York Post.
The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington for the National Book Festival.
Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).



Ted Bundy. America's most notorious serial killer. For two women, he is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy's victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison--and raised her son to finish what Bundy started. To charm and seduce innocent girls. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. And to lure one obsessed cop into a trap as sick and demented as Bundy himself. . .

Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels





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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hidden by Marianne Curley. ~review by alice

Hidden (Avena, #1)Hidden by Marianne Curley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Man oh man this book was AMAZING!!!
Ive only ever read Old magic by this author and while I absolutely loved that book, this one definitely takes top spot.
Read it in one sitting, couldn’t put it down at all.
This story follows ebony on her journey to find out who she is. Along the way there is heartbreak and joy.
I love the way the author writes, makes you feel as tho you are there living ebony’s journey with her.
Ebony really is a kick ass character, she is selfless, putting others before herself to save them.
Nathaneal is a hottie, he was really intriguing to read about. He has spent his life searching for ebony, even tho I figured out who she was to him near the beginning, it was amazing to watch everything grow between the two of them.
Jordan, poor poor Jordan, he has really had a crap life. When he meets ebony, he hits a brick wall, literally lol. Hes a total swoonworthy character, love what he feels for ebony even if it isn’t what she feels for him, he puts her first, well I thought he did until that ending, man now I need the 2nd one to see what he does. I really hope he doesn’t do what he promised the bad dude.

If you love this authors work or if you love books about angels then I definitely recommend getting this book.

Thank you the reading room for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dance Of Shadows by Yelena Black. ~review by alice

Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1)Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

thanks to the reading room for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.

WOW this book was amazing. i loved the writing style of this book, was so lyrical and wonderful to read that i read it in one sitting.
vanessa goes to the New YOrk Ballet Academy to search for answers to her sisters disapearance. while there she meets some wonderful friends and a couple of swoonworthy guys, while in the beginning i didnt trust either Zep or Justin, you just knew one of them was up to something, it wasnt until the end of the book where the truth was revealed about the dance The Firebird that you find out who is good and who is bad.
while this book doesnt end in a cliffhanger, it leaves you wanting some questions answered, i cannot wait to read the 2nd book and continue vanessa's journey.

highly recomend this book to everyone that loves YA paranormal.

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Knight's Curse & Darkest Knight by Karen Duvall ~review by alice

Knight's Curse (Knight's Curse #1)Knight's Curse by Karen Duvall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

thanks to harlequin for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review

wow this book was wicked, it had me hooked from page one, even tho it was a bit slow to start with, i really enjoyed the character and world building.

chalice is a kick ass heroine character. loved watching her grow from the first chapter where shes a headstrong 13year old til the end when she is even more headstrong 25year old.

gavin the evil sorcerer is really evil, he is the kind of evil that makes you want to cower in the corner and pray to be rescued. thankfully chalice never does that, she gives as good as she gets with gavin.

Aydin is totally swoonworthy, he has his own powers and they really do come in handy in this book.

the ending of this book totally blew me away, wasnt expecting it at all, and im so glad i have book 2 to read straight away so i know what happens next.

Really enjoyed the writing style of this book, it was just perfect with descriptions of things, never going overboard.

if you like books with gargoyles, angels and other supernatural things then this book is definitly for you.
cant wait to see what the author writes next :)

View all my reviews Darkest Knight (Knight's Curse #2)Darkest Knight by Karen Duvall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

thank you harlequin for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review


this book takes place one month after the ending of knight's curse. Aydin is a gargoyle, and now that Chalice is no longer bound to a gargoyle she has finally been able to meet her guardian angel Rafe. he is totally swoonworthy, wouldnt mind him being my guardian angel ;)
this book is all about chalice finding her fellow sisters and helping them to protect themselves from an unseen force that is killing them. when things get out of control chalice with the help of aydin and her father go in search of the killer.
this book was even better than the first one. it had so many twists and turns that i simply couldnt put it down.
even tho this book ended fine and it could be the end of the series, i really hope its not, i want to read more about the characters, its the kind of series you dont want to end, and when it does you want to cry.

highly recomend this series to everyone that loves paranormal :)

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Undeadly by Michele Vail. ~review by alice

Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries, #1)Undeadly by Michele Vail
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

thanks to harlequin for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review

when i first read the blurb for this book i was so excited, it sounded really good, havent read many books about reapers so i thought this one would be awesome. it definitly was awesome but was slow to start with.
the story follows molly who after something happens at her 16th birthday, her life is turned upside down and shes shipped off to Nekyia Academy to help her learn her powers, there she meets gouls, necromancers and other reapers.
while there she also learns a big thing that will change who she is, for the better i hope.

the writing style of this book was so easy to read, i expecially enjoyed reading her journal entries.

cant wait to read the 2nd book expecially after what happens in the last paragrapgh of this book.

highly recomend to everyone who loves YA paranormal

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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Luck of the devil by Patricia Eimer ~review by alice

Luck of the Devil (Speak of the Devil #1)Luck of the Devil by Patricia Eimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

recieved this book in exchange for an honest review

this book had me hooked from page one. it was a laugh out loud book and im sure people looked at me funny more than once.
the characters are all memorable and there is one part where i want to scour if from my memory, involves the parents and a couch ~shudder~

faith is the youngest daughter of the devil, she wants to live a normal mortal life, has a crush on her hunky lawyer neighbor matt. everyone knows who/what matt is except for her and when she finds out the sparks fly, sexual sparks that is.

i loved the way this book was written, throw in the devil, humans, a succubus, angels and you get one wickedly good book, throw in stalkers, ghosts and its a serious plus LOL book.

cannot WAIT to read the next one.
highly recomend this book to anyone who loves paranormal thats serious but not too serious and has alot of laugh out loud moments :)

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after moonrise by gena showalter & p c cast. ~review by alice

After MoonriseAfter Moonrise by P.C. Cast
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

thank you harlequin for sending this book in exchange for an honest review
the 5 stars is purely for haunted by gena showalter

possessed by P.C Cast
i read 50 pages of this story which is almost half the book considering its only 117pages long but i just could not get into it. the writing style i just didnt like, couldnt get into the characters at all so i gave up.

Haunted by gena showalter
5 stars for this story. ive always loved gena's writing style and this book was no exception. the descriptions make you feel as if you are there. the characters are always loveable and fun to read, even when its a serious book like this was. this story made me laugh and boy did it make me cry, it had one hell of a twist to it that i never saw coming and when it was revealed i cried like a baby. my only con for this book, it was tooo short.

if you are a fan of gena showalter i definitly recomend this book. even if you like p c cast then read it too, its only my opinion on her story afterall :)

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Breaking Point Blog Tour

   Welcome to best book's stop on this tour,  today you will find a spotlight, review and giveaway

Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband Jason and their precious greyhound Rudy in Tampa, Florida


What's it about?

The second installment in Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series.

After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.

Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….

Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.

Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.

With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

My Review

Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

This book picks up where article 5 ends.  The struggles that goes on in this book, that test human endurance is simply amazing, and makes me think what I would do in this situation, and I don’t know what I would do. 

I loved watching the character grow in this book, chase is still very swoon worthy..
I wont say much cus if you haven’t read article 5 I don’t want to ruin it.  But I will say that I love how the author draws you in completely with the style of writing and the heart stopping action.  And the ending just makes you NEED the 3rd book now. 
Cant wait to see what happens next in this series

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