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Saturday, 24 March 2018

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Alien Retribution by Sadie Carter

Alien Retribution
(Zerconian Warriors, #13)
Author: Sadie Carter
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2018
Genre: Adult Romance / Science Fiction

Book Description:
Since the day his family was murdered, Boris has been obsessed with vengeance. The last thing he needs in his life is a mate. Besides, what sort of female would want a scarred, crippled male who has taken a vow of silence? Nope, there is no room in his life for a female.

Then he meets Nassir.

Beautiful. Fragile. Distant. He wants to break through the barriers she keeps erecting to discover the real woman inside. Which might be easier if he wasn’t constantly pulling her out of danger.

On the run, hunted, and alone, Nassir knows she only has herself to rely on.

Until Boris comes back into her life. The dark one. The silent, watchful bodyguard whose gaze heats her from the inside out and whose touch drives her insane.

If only she knew whether he truly cared about her or just enjoyed kissing her. Then she might find the sort of happiness she’d been searching for her whole life.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Promo Blitz & Giveaway - The Gorilla Picked Me by Michele McAvoy

The Gorilla Picked Me
Author: Michele McAvoy
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Date Published: Spring 2018

Book Description:
Olive felt ordinary. Always last to be picked for teams at recess and never a Valentine placed on her desk. Olive blended in. Until one day at a daddy-daughter dance, the dancing gorilla picked her from the crowd!

He scooped her up and twirled her around the dance floor. Olive's soul sang! THE GORILLA PICKED ME is a fun, sentimental story that reminds little girls that they are all worthy of attention. No little girl is ordinary!

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Monday, 19 March 2018

BOOK REVIEW: The Healer by C.J. Anaya

The Healer
The Healer Series, Book 1
Author: C.J. Anaya
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: November 1st, 2013

Book Description:
A girl, a prophecy, and two warring gods equals destiny!

Hope Fairmont longs for a normal teenage life, but with a gift like hers, normal equals healing illnesses and injuries instantly. Keeping a secret like that isn’t easy, but a small town is the perfect place for her to heal those who can’t heal themselves, and an even better place for her father, James Fairmont, to hide his daughter from the rest of the world. 

Life takes an unexpected turn when two handsome strangers move into town and begin unearthing other secrets concerning Hope's future and past, revealing to Hope that her gift for healing may be the fulfillment of an ancient, Japanese prophecy gone wrong. 

Staying away from these mysterious newcomers would be the smart thing to do, but Victor's gentle, easy manner, and Tie's mixed signals and strange mood swings draw her hopelessly closer to revealing the secret she and her father have been so desperate to hide. 

Hope's life is complicated further with visions of a previous life and the arrival of a supernatural demon sent to assassinate her before she learns what she is truly capable of. 

With the support of her father, the fiery loyalty of her best friend Angie, and the child-like love of Kirby, a ten-year-old patient, Hope must fight against the forces of a relentless demon god while unwinding the tangled pieces of her past, proving to herself and those she loves that destiny isn’t determined by some cosmic reading of the stars, but by the individual choices one makes.

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Hope Fairmont longs for nothing more than to be normal, but for as long as she can remember, she's always had the ability to heal people. The only person aware of Hope's gift is her father, the Chief Surgeon at the local hospital where Hope moonlights as a janitor so she can help heal patients. At least, Hope thought her father was the only person aware of her ability. When two new students arrive at Hope's school, seeming to know more about her than she does, she starts to wonder just who and what she is. A love triangle ensues between Hope and the handsome newcomers, who have taken it up as their duty to protect her from the demon sent to kill her before she discovers the truth behind her origins.

This was just an okay read for me. I can't say I loved the characters, but I didn't hate them either. Tie, the troublemaker, was my favourite character. He added amusement to the story and the interaction between him and Hope was always fun to read. I am more Team Tie than I am Team Victor, who seemed to have a stick up his butt the whole time. The biggest problem I had with the story was that it dragged for far too long without much intel being given to encourage me to read on. Given that Tie and Victor already knew the truth about Hope and were very pesent throughout the book, it just took too long for the real meat of the story to emerge. The same hints surrounding the characters' identities were being thrown around too much. It was an overload, yet the characters never followed through with revealing the truth until we were more than halfway through the book. I got tired of Tie trying to get Hope to confess that she has the ability to heal people and her having to constantly lie. There was just took much focus on keeping Hope's gift a mystery that the story lost its appeal.

I gave up twice but picked the book up a third time as I hate not finishing what I've started. Even though the story picked up towards the end, I still wasn't enthusiastic about continuing with the series. I should have loved this book, as it had many fine qualities about it, but, sadly, I didn't quite connect with the story as I hoped I would. Over the past few years, I've read so many stories that are similar to this that it becomes hard to identify one from the other. The story needed to have something unique to make it stand out from the rest, and it just didn't present anything fresh to entertain me.

The story has good potential, but this book just didn't do it for me. If I do continue with the series, I do hope there's a little less mystery and procrastination and I hope it's a little less overly descriptive than this one was.


Award: Bronze
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Source: Author

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cover Reveal - Enchantress (Giver of Life #2) by Kristy Centeno

(Giver of Life #2)
Author: Kristy Centeno
Genre: YA/NA Paranormal
Release Date: May 20th, 2018
Inkspell Publishing

Book Description:
Fate brought them together. Will evil break them apart?

Leah Parker’s visit to her hometown is supposed to bring her closer to the truth behind her identity. What she doesn’t anticipate is the handsome stranger with almond eyes claiming to be her Pair.

Her world once again upturned with the arrival of the man chosen to be her life partner, Leah is pulled between the feelings she’s always had for the friend she left behind, and those for the compelling stranger determined to save her from certain death—at whatever the cost.

With an ancient evil out to finish what it started twenty-one years before, will Leah find peace within her troubled mind and heart to fight back and win? Or will her disconnection with her newfound powers hinder her only chance at survival?

His sacrifice…is her salvation.

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About the Author
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.

She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts – 99 Cent Ebook + Swimsuit Giveaway

The Protective Warrior
Author: Cami Checketts

Book Description;
A daughter escaping, a Navy SEAL sent to protect her, and the beautiful island that might prove more dangerous than her father.

Ally, daughter of the Duke of Gunthry, has spent her life terrified of her father and dreams of the day when she can escape his tyrannical rule.

When her mum helps her escape to the beautiful island of Kauai, Ally thinks she’s found paradise and maybe more with the handsome River who keeps crossing her path.

But there are unexpected enemies lurking in the shadows. And no matter how tough River seems, no one can withstand the army her father will send when he discovers her location.

River Duncan is part of an elite security task force of ex-Navy SEALS. Little does he know his first assignment might prove irresistible to resist and protect. When he finds himself falling for the fun-loving Ally he plans to resign his position so they can join forces in their common goal of fighting human trafficking. River has never underestimated the enemy before, but is he fully prepared to protect and love Alexandria Gunthry?

Will River’s protection and Ally’s love be enough to conquer a lifetime of fear and responsibilities? Or will they be forced to give up on their dreams in the face of her sadistic and powerful father?

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Monday, 12 March 2018

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Sunday, 11 March 2018

March 2018 Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Here is a list of some of the book-to-movie adaptations for March 2018

March 1st (UK)

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts

Movie Description:
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

March 16th (USA)

Stars: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner

Movie Description:
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

March 23rd (UK)

Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon

Movie Description:
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

March 28th (UK)

Stars: Letitia Wright, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen

Movie Description:
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Cover Reveal - The Crossover by Heather Horst

The Crossover
Author: Heather Horst
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Release Date: March 10th, 2018

Book Description:
It’s been 12 years since Ella has buried her brother Weston, today she buries her Father. Tomorrow she begins her life as an average University student. Unfortunately, much like Ella’s childhood, things do not go as expected. Before the semester can even begin Ella finds herself intertwined with eccentric peers, family ties, and an alternate universe.

Now Ella is thrust into the responsibility of keeping her personal life in order while saving another Earth from their impending doom, and potentially her own.

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - Riley's War: Phase 1 by Kiersten Jackson

Riley's War: Phase 1
Genre: YA Sci-fi Fantasy
Release Date: December 2017

The year’s 2027.

Book Description:
Humanity has split into two halves: First World, the floating plate above that covers ⅓ of the planet built with futuristic technology and home to 56 million First Class citizens, and Second World, the Original Earth below running to ruin from war, famine, and poverty.

Recruited by Second World from jail, Jukebox is taken to their Base, discovering files with dragons, mythical shape shifting snakes from China—even the ghost from his past. And when the dragons actually show up, threatening to destroy humanity within three days, it doesn’t make it any better. Not even the androids and cyborgs that are sent to kill him on an everyday basis. Maybe it’s because they’re looking for his dad that holds all the original secrets and truths behind their world’s destruction, like him.

And when a comet is learned to hit both worlds soon, Jukebox is faced with the decision of fighting for his race or himself when the meteor is established to contain a power that could grant mankind renewed life, or instantaneous death— his power. Both worlds are at a clash to get to him and the comet once learning Jukebox can stop it—on the price of dying, deeming this battle as Second War—Riley’s War. And Jukebox doesn’t even want to stop it.

RILEY’S WAR: PHASE 1 is a powerful explosive sci-fi YA fantasy and action/adventure complete at 38,600 words with undeniable series potential that would appeal to fans of diverse POC with LGBTQIA+ main characters and supporting cast.

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“What phase is this in?” I asked him.

“Phase 1.” he answered. “Time is running out. Make your decision.”

“I’m not coming back.”

A blade slammed down on top of me.

About the Author
Kiersten Jackson is an African-American author born in the United States, from Florida. She is very active in BLACKLIVESMATTER and LGBTQIA+. She currently likes to sleep, eat, and nap as long as she can. Her talents include drawing, writing, and being the Best at what she does. Greatest of All Time. Forever.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Cover Reveal - Alone Together by Sarah J. Donovan

Alone Together
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: May 1st, 2018

Book Description:
Sadie Carter’s life is a mess, as wavy and tangled as her unruly hair. At 15, she is barely surviving the chaos of her large Catholic family. When one sister becomes pregnant and another is thrown out, her unemployed dad hides his depression, and her mom hides a secret. Sadie, the peacekeeper and rule-follower, has had enough. The empty refrigerator, years of hand-me-downs, and all the secrets have to stop. She longs for something more and plans her escape.

However, getting arrested was not her plan. Falling in love was not her plan. With the help of three mysterious strangers—a cop, a teacher, and a cute boy—maybe Sadie will find the strength to defy the rules and do the unexpected.

Told in verse, Sarah J. Donovan’s debut Alone Together has secrets, romance, struggle, sin, and redemption, all before Sadie blows out her 16 candles. It’s a courageously honest look at growing up in a big family.

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About the Author
Sarah J. Donovan is the author of Alone Together and Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms. A junior high English teacher by day and college education professor by night, she spends every other moment reading young adult novels and writing. She lives with her husband in Downers Grove, Illinois in a condo so she can write instead of mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. When she is not teaching, reading, or writing, she can be found playing sand volleyball with amazing Chicagoland women. (Yes, even in the winters.) You can see all her “shelfies”on Instagram @donovan_sd or tweet @MrsSJDonovan.

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