Sunday, 30 June 2013

Jump When Ready Blog Tour

 
Welcome to best book's stop on this tour.
Today we have a spotlight, excerpt and giveaway





Synopsis
Since he drowned, Henry has remained isolated with the same group of teenagers and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English “rocker” from the 60s? Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills for making themselves noticed by the living. Is Henry’s group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted or seen only as a potential bad influence?
Before Henry can reach any conclusions, he witnesses his sister being kidnapped. He knows who did it, where she’s being held and what will happen if the kidnappers don’t get what they want. As the police chase false leads, Henry comes to realize that he’s his sister’s only hope. But for Henry to even have a chance, he has to convince a group of teenagers that dead doesn’t mean helpless.



David Pandolfe has been a bartender in Seattle, the front man for an alternative rock band in Los Angeles and a college writing teacher in Richmond (among other things). 
One day, it occurred to him that sometimes these experiences felt like completely different lives altogether. Which got him to writing Jump When Ready, a novel about of bunch of teenagers trying to get over their past lives while getting ready to jump into their next.
While he’s still writing about himself in third person, David Pandolfe should probably mention that at one point he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has had short stories published in Millennium and the Georgetown Review. Jump When Ready is his first YA novel but he’s currently working on another, to be released in the fall of 2013.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

wrong kind of love by amanda heath release day blitz

                                                  
                                                                                                                     


Genre: Contemporary New Adult
The first time I ever saw Caden Harper I’m pretty sure I fell in love.
All that golden hair and pale blue eyes. He was mysterious and covered
in paint. I found it endearing and wanted nothing more than to find
out all his secrets. I gave that man things I would never give anyone
else. He blew it though. Which I shouldn’t be surprised considering he
is a womanizer.
So I moved on, well kind of. Jaden Harper wasn’t what I expected. I
found myself drawn to him all most as much as his brother. Maybe it’s
the fact they are twins or maybe it was the fact I wanted to live on
the wrong side for once in my life.
Now I’ve found myself dug deep in this game. Theres no end in sight
and I wonder when all the lies I have told will come back to haunt me.
Neither man should know the things I’ve gone through. Neither should
trust me. I’m not who I say I am. My past is full of things I won’t
ever share.
But where will that lead me when Caden wants nothing more than to
consume me? He won’t wake up to see he has the wrong kind of love.
My Name is Grace BreadField and this is my story.
  


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*18 + warning for mature content. Unedited

"I don't know why I let Teagan talk me into coming to this club/bar/whatever. I hate crowds and being surrounded by a lot of sweaty people. I fight way through them looking for her and Declan on the dance floor.
Until this song came on.
You ever had that happened to you? One second you're minding your own business and a song comes on and changes your life. It says whatever you're thinking and feeling even if you didnt know thats what you were feeling.
My hips start to sway to the beat of the music. My hands go straight up in the air. My head rocking, my hair going everywhere.
"Cause you are the piece of me, I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why..." comes Clarity by Zedd over this places speaker system.
I feel him with me. His body pressed to me, his arms around my hips. His lips whispering things in my ear, naughty dirty things. Things only Caden would say to me.
"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?..." Who ever wrote this song gets it. They get what I'm going through.
I'm lost in this sea of people, none of them I know. I still feel the ghost of Caden with me. Its how I know what I'm doing. What pain I'm causing him. What pain I'm causing myself.
I feel like I need him every time I'm no where near him. I wish I didn't. I'm fighting him every time I see him. I don't know why. Our entire relationship was doomed from the beginning yet it fixes me. We are insanity, the way we are together. We shouldn't work but we do. And I see the clearest when hes around.
I feel tears falling down my face as I continue to dance. I sing the lyrics at the top of my lungs. I dont care who hears or sees. I need this right now.
And just like that I feel him. I stop moving and look up. My face is damp and pulled tight. I dont care who sees, I dont care who knows. Its like I finally opened my eyes. I've wasted hours, days, months, years...
I run through the crowd to him. My Caden. I'm about a foot from touching distance, reaching for his hand when Jaden steps in front of me."-Grace, Wrong Kind of Love

About the author
Amanda lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and young child. 
She enjoys reading, writing, and drinking tons of Dr. Pepper. 
You can find her sitting on the couch with either her head in a book or typing on her laptop.
Amanda is the author of This Beautiful Thing, Fire In Her Eyes, Angel Cuffs, and Norma Jean. Wrong Kind of Love will be released this June.

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

More By Clare James Book Blast




Clare James spent her childhood writing, reading, and dancing. Not much has changed since then, except she can no longer get up on toe shoes like she once could. And don’t even ask her to go into the splits because she may never get back up.

A new adult and contemporary romance writer, Clare loves a happy ending. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son. BEFORE YOU GO is her debut new adult novel. 



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Precipice: The Beginning Blog Tour

Welcome to Best Book's stop on this tour
Today we have a Spotlight, Review and a Giveaway





Kevin J. Howard was born in Mission Viejo, California, moved to Seattle at the age of twenty-one, and now lives in Puyallup. He hand wrote his first novel in the fifth grade and has been writing ever since. His first published novel, Faithful Shadow, is a return to the classic horror novel. Since writing Faithful Shadow he has completed four additional horror novels that will soon be published. In 2012, he won an award in the Las Vegas International Film Festival for his screenplay, Identical Opposites. Kevin's latest novel, Precipice: The Beginning, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The sequel, Precipice: The Retrieval, should be released in the summer of 2013.

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The End is only the Beginning.... 
It wasn't the first time Lieutenant Travis Daniels had been far from his wife and son. Leading an elite team on countless missions, dodging death at every turn-it was what he was trained to do. And returning to his family was always his driving force... but this time might be different. Imprisoned for an unsanctioned intrusion into a hot zone, Travis and his elite team took a deal to assist in the colonization of Mars to evade the death penalty. While stationed there, Travis' only source of sanity were the brief video conversations he was allowed with his family. When the last transmission received showed choppy images of the city in darkness and blurs of humanoid creatures running through the streets, Travis and his team must decide to either stay on Mars or find a way back to his family-unknowing of the hell that Earth has become.

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Thank you to the author for sending me a copy in exchange for a honest review



First up this book had me hooked from the first chapter. The writing style I found quite unique, the descriptions of everything to the way the characters interact I loved.

The one thing that confused me to begin with was the multiple POV’s as I didn’t understand to begin with why there were these random characters, but as you read you realise why they are there.



Travis was a really good male lead, he was kick a** when he needed to be but at other times he really showed the human side to him.

Sent to mars for a unsanctioned trip to a hot zone (you do find out what happened) gets travis and his team sent to Mars to try and make it habitable for humans to live. While there travis and his team overcome many obstacles, including psychos, you have to read the book to find out more J



Annie is travis’s wife, she is left on earth while he is on Mars. Now this is one amazing heroine, she really takes charge of everything when things go wrong. Loved reading her chapters, cus shes not only looking after herself and her son but others as well and I think she does it really well.



There is one secondary character I must mention, Dasher. He is a criminal and I thought was just a common criminal but he turns out to be so much more than that and I found myself rooting for him to survive.



This book from the blurb sounded different, not my normal read. But It really surprised me how much I loved it, so much so that I had trouble putting it down. I cannot wait to read the next book to find out what happens.



If you love Sci-Fi and Horror books then this is definitely for you



5 stars

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Finding Love's Wings by Zoey Derrick blog tour



Title: Finding Love’s Wings
Author: Zoey Derrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 15 2013
Word Count: 102,000
Approximate Pages: 262
Formats: EBook & Print
Blurb/Sysnpsis:
CAMERON ENDERS seems to have it all: a brand new condo in a city she loves, a top executive position at an international entertainment firm, an insane amount of money, and a gorgeous boyfriend. But when Cami catches the boyfriend in the act with another woman, it triggers all the anguish from years of neglect by her parents, and she realizes she never learned how to love or be loved. Cami flees to the remote tropical island of Tarah, but she can't avoid facing her problems any longer when she meets the man of her fantasies...

TRISTAN MICHAELS, one of Hollywood's hottest new stars, has come to Tarah to ride out a storm. His girlfriend of five years has been caught on camera cheating, and she's determined to make Tristan stop the story from breaking. But Tristan's done cleaning up her messes. He needs to escape all things Hollywood for a while--and especially the firm that represents him--until the whole thing blows over. What he doesn't count on is meeting an irresistibly beautiful woman, a woman who just so happens to be the CEO of the firm he's trying to avoid.

Can Tristan and Cami help each other learn to trust and love again, or will their histories of betrayal tear them apart?


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It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

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Monday, 17 June 2013

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez Blog Tour

Welcome to Best Book's stop on this tour, today we have a Top 10 list, spotlight and giveaway





Synopsis
Frenchie Garcia can’t come to grips with the death of Andy Cooper. Her friends didn’t know she had a crush him. And they don’t know she was the last person with him before he committed suicide. But Frenchie’s biggest concern is how she blindly helped him die that night.

Frenchie’s already insane obsession with death and Emily Dickinson won’t help her understand the role she played during Andy’s “one night of adventure.” But when she meets Colin, she may have found the perfect opportunity to recreate that night. While exploring the emotional depth of loss and transition to adulthood, Sanchez’s sharp humor and clever observations bring forth a richly developed voice.




Jenny Torres Sanchez lives in Florida with her husband and children where she currently writes full time. Before her debut novel The Downside of Being Charlie she taught high school for several years, where she credits her eclectic students for inspiring her to write young adult novels.

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Top Ten List - Your favorite guy characters from your books, including random facts about them.
I don’t have ten guy characters in my books, but here are the ones I do have:
Colin—he lives alone.
Andy—he’s an only child.
Charlie—the first time his mom ran away, she came back weeks later with a box of donuts.
Ahmed—even though he plays it cool, he secretly worries a lot about how others perceive him.


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Monday, 10 June 2013

Unknown by Melissa Pearl ~ review by alice ~

Unknown (The Elements Trilogy, #1)Unknown by Melissa Pearl
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you to the author for providing me with a Earc in exchange for a honest review.
May Contain Spoilers, Read with Caution



I have loved every single one of Melissa pearls books that I have read, but I think Unknown is my fave. It had me hooked from page one with the Prophecy.
The world building, character building, and all the information given on the prophercy and gods was simply amazing. It was such a easy read. I loved how you got multiple POVs and now I know who to trust and who not too. The way this book is written has you basically unable to put it down, it leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat, rooting for your fave characters, yelling at others, and basically wishing the death on other ones.

When a star falls, it marks the beginning of the prophecy that will overthrow the darkness, it also needs two seekers to help accomplish this.


Princess Kyla is the only heir to the Taramon throne, you find out what happens to her siblings in the book, she is 16, headstrong, stubbon and lets nothing get in her way, she is totally kick A, I cant wait to see how her character grows in the next two books, she is betrothed to Athra. Im not sure if I like athra or not, but it will be interesting to see what happens in the next books. She is chosen as one of the seekers. I cant wait to read more of the journey kyla and the other seeker Jethro are on.

Jethro, he is also 16, has been kyla’s best friend for years, but once she became betrothed to his cousin, he distanced himself, which leads to a lot of arguments and fights between himself and kyla. He is in love with kyla, tho she doesn’t know it, but im pretty sure she has feelings for him too. I loved reading jethro, he is a awesome character. Cant wait to read more about him and see his character grow in the next books.

The two seekers go on a journey to find the four elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire. And I was completely blown away by what the elements are. It was a complete shock, tho Melissa is awesome for the shocks she does in her books, so I really shouldn’t be surprised

If you love this kind of book then definitely pick it up, you wont be disappointed. This is definitely my favourite by this author.



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dance for me by helena newbury cover reveal

Title: Dance for Me
Author: Helena Newbury
Series: Fenbrook Academy #1
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Foster & Black
Release Date: July 1st
Blurb/Synopsis
Natasha is one of the most promising dancers at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy for the Performing Arts and she’s just landed a life-changing audition. But no one knows the guilt she carries...or the damage it makes her inflict on herself when she’s alone.
Darrell is a multi-millionaire designer at 25. But past traumas have pushed him into isolation and the intense pressure of his work has brought him to the edge of burnout. Seeking inspiration, he sees Natasha dance and hires her as his muse.
As she dances for him, the two become entwined in a passionate but troubled relationship. He starts to see the pain inside her and helps her gradually lower her defenses...but Darrell has demons of his own. Can two broken people save each other? Or will the darkness they’re hiding consume them both?

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I’m a New Adult Romance author who loves writing about what happens when love and dreams collide with the real world. I wrote my first novel, Dance for Me, in daily chunks in a very busy, very noisy coffee shop, which meant I had to order a black Americano every hour, on the hour, to keep my seat and wound up wired on caffeine most days. Unlike some of my characters, I can’t dance.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Chase by Dawn Martens and Chantal Fernando blog tour












Synopsis: Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid.
But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality.
Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla.
Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his.
With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away.
Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble.



Dawn :
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I live in Alberta Canada.
I have an amazing pain in the ass husband, and two little girls.
I have a huge love of reading. I've been a beta reader, and helped a few authors edit. On top of those things, because I don't plan to give them up, I figured it was time to take the leap and write a book.
It wouldn't be possible without my girl Chantal!!!


Chantal: I'm 26 and a mother of three beautiful little boys.
I've been happily married since I was 18 and live in Western Australia.
I love to read and write; I'm a dreamer.
Chase is my debut novel, written with my friend Dawn.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17829764-chase?ac=1 
Chantal's Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7056719.Chantal_Fernando 
Dawn's Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7056720.Dawn_Martens 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Chantal-Fernando-and-Author-Dawn-Martens/610138822348690 
Dawn's Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/Dawn_Martens  
Dawn's Website: http://bookgoddessreviews.blogspot.ca/?zx=f7306a4d66f0941f 

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amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368815114&sr=1-2 
amazonUS ebook:http://www.amazon.com/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368803259&sr=8-3&keywords=chantal+fernando 
amazon US Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Chase-Chantal-Fernando/dp/1484966554/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1368803259&sr=8-3 
amason CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Chase-Resisting-love-ebook/dp/B00CU8JT98/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368802073&sr=8-3&keywords=chantal+fernando
Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Chase-Chantal-Fernando/9781484966556 

My Review


 

ChaseChase by Chantal Fernando
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First off thank you to the authors for letting me BETA read this story.

One word is used to describe this book, AMAZING!!!!
It was so amazing that I have read it twice in the last week.
It starts off with layla looking for a place to stay, she ends up at jame’s and kade’s home who are looking for a flatmate. I must say that I love james and kade, they are awesome characters and totally swoonworthy, there were quite a few laugh out loud moments with them, and I cant wait to read their stories. Layla’s best friend Nikki is also another character that I cant wait to find out more about, same goes for layla’s cousin ryder, who also gets his own story, it will be interesting who ends up with Nikki, will it be kade, ryder or james, OR will the authors go In a completely different direction, I for one cant wait :)

Onto the main man Chase, he is swoon worthy, hot and a wicked character that I loved to read bout. He has his secrets and that does make layla pissed at him quite a bit, expecially when there is a EX of his trying to drive a wedge between them.

I loved the writing style of this book, it was so easy to read and had me hooked from the first chapter, and I couldn’t put it down as I wanted to know what happened next. I loved how for layla and chase everything is tied up and done with in the one book, it’s a nice refreshing change than having it dragged out to a series. I know we will catch up with them in the other guys books so its not as if its goodbye. I loved the ending, thought it was perfect.
I cant wait to see where the authors take the other guys stories, and what happens, if anything with layla and chase in the rest of the compainion novels.

If you love contemporary romance books then this one is definitely for you. If you love hot, tattooed males in your books then it will be right at the top of your wishlist.


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Saturday, 1 June 2013

ReVamped By Ada Adams Blog Tour

Welcome to Best Book's stop on this tour.  Today we have a excerpt/spotlight and a giveaway.




Synopsis
A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

Excerpt



THREE
Meet the Team
That evening, nestled in the small, cozy cottage in the depths of the Angel Creek forest, I glumly surveyed the vampires gathered around the dining room table. Hunter was resting his head on the linen tablecloth, struggling to stay awake. Every so often, he would succeed in lifting his heavy lids and focus his eyes on me, only to instantly retreat into his intoxicated coma. Sophie sat to Hunter’s right, her forehead scrunched tightly as she squinted at the small print of her historical fiction novel. Her pupils moved at lightning speed as her eyes glided across the pages, hungrily devouring the story. Across from them, Brooke was polishing her nails with a sharp, pink file. She paused after each stroke to inspect her handiwork and ensure that she was creating the perfect shape. Seth sat at the foot of the table, a large head of garlic in his hand. He peeled off a clove and popped it into his mouth, wincing at the bitter flavor. All the while, he shot dirty looks in Brooke’s direction.
Drawing in a deep, calming breath, I launched into a short speech I had prepared earlier in the day. “Congratulations new recruits! The four of you are now in training to become the guardians of Angel Creek. This is both a great honor and an important task,” I said with as much excitement as I could muster. “Once you complete your training, you’ll be officially sworn in by the town council. Until then, I require your undivided attention and full devotion. Are you ready to band together and work with me?”
“Hmm?” Hunter murmured, raising his head.
“Y-Yes.” Sophie whispered.
“Okay,” Brooke said. “But it better make me super popular.”
Seth narrowed his eyes at Brooke. “As long as I don’t have to work too closely with her.”
It was the best I was going to get, I realized. And that would have to change.





Synopsis
Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or
something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.




“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”

As a writer and an actress, Ada spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the kick-butt female characters she enjoys writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters of Science in Education.

Ada began her writing career at the age of three with a string of short stories that only a mother could love, and has been inventing quirky characters and imaginary worlds ever since. She is an editor-in-chief of VEUX Magazine (
www.veuxmag.com) and a passionate advocate for the arts. A self-proclaimed book and TV junkie, she also loves animals, chocolate, and bubble tea.

Ada lives in Toronto, Canada. When she's not writing, you can find her on an adventurous nature hike with her puppies, Caramilk and Oreo. Or, more likely, deep in a jar of Nutella...

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