Friday, August 29, 2014

COVER REVEAL / Souls (Grimnirs Book2) & Witches (Book 4) of the Runes Series by Ednah Walters


SOULS
Releasing late September 2014



WARNING: This is CORA'S story: This book may be considered NA (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version will also be available on Amazon. 

Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to DATE A soul reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.

Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.

Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make matters worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her town, her friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her way before it’s too late?



WITCHES
Releasing Late 2014

The Norns think they’ve won, but it’s hard to control a teenager, let alone a powerful one…
Raine Cooper’s life should be perfect. She’s an Immortal Seeress, most likely to be elected Prom Queen, and envied by the girls at Kayville High for dating the dreamy quarterback, Torin St. James. Instead, she’s haunted by the smug facial expressions the Norns’ wore during their last meeting.

As a Norn-In-Training, Raine crossed the line long ago when she sided with the Valkyries and Mortal Witches. When the Norns return with demands of their own, Raine feels trapped. She must repair the battle grounds and wipe out the memories of every Mortal witness. Torin tries to convince her that the Norns are manipulating her, but she refuses to listen. At least until the Norns’ demands focus on someone she loves. When Raine refuses to cooperate with them, their punishment is swift and gut-wrenching, turning her pain into fury.


Raine plots revenge on a massive scale and makes deals with unsavory allies. Her goal?  Total destruction of the entire Norn race. Raine’s only hope of salvation is Torin, but how much will he sacrifice to save her?


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, was released March 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her atwww.ednahwalters.com.

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series and there are currently three other BOOKS PUBLISHED in this series. SOULS (Grimnir book 2 a side story to the RUNES series) and WITCHES book 4 will release 2014.  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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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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