Saturday, July 12, 2014

Supertato by Sue Kendra book review



Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. - 



See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com.au/Supertato/Sue-Hendra/9780857074478#sthash.TWdqSQSs.dpuf




Review 5 super stars !!!


Such a beautifully illustrated book. Bright and vibrant, easily read and put forth. Pages are lush and well defined, drawings easily understandable and a good story line that keeps the child interested till the end. 

Supertato has an eye catching cover, lovely and bold and included within the pages, a meaning at the end of the story ** Everyone has special talents ** . Which I found great. 

Funny and Enjoyable even my 8 year old loved it.

Sue Hendra has a talent for wonderfully created characters, and a crafty illustrator.

You can find Sue at her website - www.worldofsudehendra.com for activities, book info and games. 


**Big thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for the review copy for my honest opinion.**

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Absolute Zero - Touch of Frost 2 = Lynn Rush & Giveaway


Absolute Zero 
(Touch of Frost #2)
by Lynn Rush
Genre: Upper YA/New Adult Paranormal

Synopsis

Death may be the only way I can live…

The Center is destroyed. Mandy and Georgia have their own place near campus and are ready to start their new lives as college students. All that’s missing is Mandy’s steamy relationship with Zach. His sudden distance and irritability has Mandy wondering…and possibly wandering.

Nate Ashcroft, a beautiful, but mysterious, guy literally falls into Mandy’s life, shattering her already unstable relationship with Zach. When an unknown agency sets its targets on Mandy and 

Georgia, ugly truths of Mandy’s powers, her parents’ deaths and the people she’s chosen to trust send her life into a tailspin.

One only her death can stop.
Excerpt

     "If you don't get me out of here, Georgia, I'm going to accidentally turn the place into an igloo." I jabbed my sister's side with my elbow.
    "That's okay, I'll just melt it, and we'll have a little pool party." Georgia scrunched her forehead, glaring at me. "It's our first college party. Enjoy it, sis."
     I glanced around the sardine-packed house. It reeked of booze and smoke. The music thumped so loud, I thought my eardrums would implode and ooze out of my ears. Sure, my control over my freezing powers and strength and increased, like, a zillion times over the last few weeks, but still...
     And I didn't even know half of these people bumping against me. Then again, we'd just finished freshman orientation, how would I know anyone?
     "Can you believe we got invited to this?" Georgia screamed in my ear, but it was pretty much whispering since the music was so loud.
     "No. Some guy just invited you?"
     "He was handing out flyers. I grabbed one, and he told me to come."
     I tugged her to an empty space near a wall, and we squeezed ourselves between two other chicks scanning the crowd. "And why did we come?"
     "I've never been invited to a party before. High school sucked remember? Zero friends, freaky streaks of color running through our air. Loners."
Copyright © Lynn Rush

Absolute Zero (Touch of Frost #2)

More about Lynn Rush

Originally from Minnesota, Lynn Rush currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheepdog, Maddux. Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training for her next endurance event.

Lynn Rush is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley  and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years, having penned over thirty novels in the exciting new category.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Release Day - Kyndryd - Angela L Clay & Giveaway


Today I have the release of a very special book written by my best friend.  

This is her debut novel in which  I have followed her over the years, watching her , listening and giving any input I could do to help.  And now today is finally release day !!

Now as a proud best friend I have the priviledge of showing off her book to the world. I have read this book and loved it and  KYNDRYD  as already hit top 100 in the kindle best sellers for Scorcey and Fantasy.. I for one am grinning from top to tail.  

 I hope you love it as much as she loved writing it..







It's not every day you learn you're a Sorcerer.

Kiera Johnson's life is like any normal teenagers; school exams, young love, strong friendships. Only her mother and close friends understand her inner battles. Suffering from repetitive nightmares of her best friend's death, Kiera finds herself wrapped in a depression that sends her close to the edge of sanity.

Until the strange dreams begin. Sights of a foreign world, a presence with a mysterious connection to her mind. Kiera learns of her origins, of a magical link she shares with this new world she never knew existed. Craziest of all is the claim of a hidden power that lays dormant within her; one that is only now surfacing; one she must hide from her friends and family in order to keep them safe.

As if that isn't confusing enough, she develops unforeseen desires towards her friend Damien. With his surfer blonde hair and a body to die for, what could honestly hold her back? Maybe the fact that he is the ex-boyfriend of her recently deceased friend. Struggling with her shame, Kiera finds herself gravitating towards Damien, seeking not only love, but a confidante that she can share her secrets and fears with.

Through a series of attacks Kiera is left vulnerable, her opponent aggressive, unrelenting. What does he want with her, what is she to him? Cornered, with no where to go, Kiera has only one option; to wield the power within her. Is she strong enough to control her new found powers, will they be enough to save her life?



AUTHOR INFO





Angela L. Clay was born in the city of Durban, South Africa, 1978. In 1984 she immigrated to Australia with her family, growing up in the Far North Queensland city of Cairns. And there she has stayed, now married with two crazy children.

From a young age Angela has imagined worlds of adventure and fantasy, playing them out in her mind over and over again. She is greatly excited to now have put pen to paper and created her debut novel Kyndryd, the first in her Kyndryd series.

Angela's passions are watching anime, reading a large variety of genres, including Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Manga, Thriller and yes the occasional Romance Adult novel.

But her favourite down time is when she has a pencil in her hand sketching her favourite anime characters, sometimes even her own novel's characters.


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** GIVEAWAY ** 

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF KYNDRD ANGELA IS GIFTING  AN E COPY OF HER BOOK TO ONE LUCKY WINNER EITHER VIA SMASHWORDS OR AMAZON. WINNERS CHOICE.

I TO WILL GIFT ONE WINNER A COPY ..


PLUS 4 RUNNERS UP WILL WIN ... A KEYCHAIN OR MAGNET.




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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Queen's Choice - Cayla Kluver Book Review




Magic was seeping out of me, black and agonizing. I could see it drifting away. The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again. 

When sixteen-year-old Anya learns that her aunt, Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief is equaled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom. Her young cousin, Illumina, is unfit to rule, and Anya is determined not to take up the queen's mantle herself. 

Convinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel, who long ago disappeared into the human realm of Warckum, and persuade him to take up his rightful crown, Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home. But her journey is doomed to be more harrowing than she ever could have imagined…


My Review 

* star

Sadly this story wasn’t really for me. I had a hard time getting into it, a lot of it I found to be so so , at times a little dragged out and very long winded. 

I couldnt connect with the characters, but will say that the storyline was none the less well detailed and certainly well written from this author. 

I found the book just long and would have loved more romance. But that is a personal choice of mine. For some they may find this refreshing, but for myself I like to see some connection with the characters. It just didn't do it for me...

Overall, the storyline certainly had a great concept, but I just found it wasn’t a book I wanted to rush back to – to finish. I did finish it though.

The cover is certainly eye catching. 

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy for my honest opinion. 




Friday, January 3, 2014

Seeress cover Reveal by Ednah Walters

Book Title: Seeress
Series: A Runes Novel #3
Author: Ednah Walters
Expected Release Date: April 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Julia Hendrix

BLURB

I love Torin St. James...
I crave his touch...
I need his strength...

Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. Not sure what to do, she keeps quiet.

But when the visions are about her and another man, Raine realizes she needs to talk to someone. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin does not want Raine to have anything to do with the two girls but he won't explain why.

Can their love survive the secrets they are keeping from each other?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released March 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com.

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She just released book 3, GRIMNIRS December 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Captivate by Vanessa Garden Blog Tour - Book Review & Giveaway




Captivate
By Vanessa Garden
Release date: 1st January 2014
Published by: HarlequinTeen Australia


In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems...

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko...the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets...



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About Author

Vanessa Garden lives on the coast of Western Australia with her husband, their three chatty children, and three calming goldfish. When she is not writing, Vanessa can be found at the local bookstore where she works part-time. Being a bookseller as well as an author, Vanessa loves nothing more than immersing herself in the exciting world of books. When she is not gushing about her favourite reads to customers, or dreaming up her next novel, she enjoys spending time with the people she loves most.


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My review 

4 Stars 

 I find nothing more appealing when I can read a book, ogle the cover and see that it reflects what’s inside the pages.  This story is filled with an underwater world and a city within but with secrets of their very own. A smooth flowing storyline, that will keep the reader intrigued till the very end.  Initially the story did start a little slow but the pace certainly picks up not long after.

It’s a fairy-tale of some sorts, awakening in a strange world, strange people yet a very handsome yet scary king.  (I won’t go into too many details I don’t want to spoil the story)
Captivate started slowly for me, but I found as the story progressed so did my interest in the story. I found it a very enjoyable ya story, with a wonderful world that the author has created.
The author has put a spin on the normal mermaid traits, which I really liked; this I found made the plot interesting and the characters well balanced and enjoyable.

The characters were very realistic, Miranda being a normal teenage girl, dreams, hopes and insecurities.  The boys loyal and devoted to the ones they care about. 

The romance was mininal , Id liked to have seen a little more , certain parts predictable . However   I liked the characters put forth and Overall, I really enjoyed this story, and the underwater Tale this author has written






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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Release Event - Grimnirs by Ednah Walters & Giveaway




Book Title:  Grimnirs
Series:  A Runes Novel
Author:  Ednah Walters
Release Date:  December 2nd 2013
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing




BLURB

One lost love.

One lost best friend.

One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.







EXCERPT


Excerpt 1

I saw a few souls here and there on our way home. They all stopped and stared at our car. I slid lower in my seat and wondered whether the arrogant reaper would collect them, too. Maybe he was here to clean up our town. I hoped so. I was tired of being a target.

“You’ve been quiet since we left the store,” Mom said as we got closer to home. We were on Orchard Road, the street that split two of the largest vineyards in Kayville. “Are you okay?”
I shrugged. “Yeah.”

“You know, you can talk to me if anything is bothering you.”

Talking to her was out of the question. Dr. Wendell might prescribe more psych meds or insist on having me admitted again. “I heard you and Dad talk about me this morning. I don’t want to be homeschooled, Mom. I’m going back to school on Monday.”

“Sweetie—”

“No, Mom. I’m better, and I want to do this.”

Her lips pinched in annoyance as she turned onto the road leading to our farm. “Let’s discuss it after dinner.”


Her firm voice said the discussion was closed. I leaned back against my seat and stared out the window. My parents had had me later in life and tended to be overly protective. Most of the time, I listened to them. Not this time. This might be the beginning of a trend. First, homeschooling. Next, not going away to college. The only college in town was a private one, and I planned to go as far away from Kayville as I could. There were way too many bad memories here.




                                              


















AUTHOR BIO



EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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