Thursday, October 31, 2013

introducing Infatuated by Elle Jordan

You can't hide from love...even when you want to. 
When I took a job as a bartender at Hanson’s to help pay for my classes, the last thing I expected to find was Kale Wilder. He’s sexy, smart, and he makes me smile and laugh faster than anyone ever has. More importantly, he makes me believe in Mr. Right. 
But Kale came to the wrong place at the wrong time, because someone else has his eyes on me. Someone who watches my every move. 
Kale’s the only one I want, but the more I feel for him, the more I fear for my safety. Because the other guy is getting closer and doesn't want to share. He’s made it clear if he can’t have me, no one can.

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“You brought me a date?”
“I did,” he said, rocking back on his heels.
I eyed him, then made a show of looking around. “Is he cute?”
The sputtering fish look that crossed his face made me feel better than it should have. He recovered quickly and nodded. “I think he’s rather handsome. Kind of rugged. Blue eyes, dark hair.”

Meet The Author:
Elle Jordan is the mastermind behind all kinds of things that need masterminds. …okay, not really, but she IS the mastermind behind…something. Her name, maybe.
Elle lives in the south, about an hour from the Happiest Place on Earth (aka Disney), drinks enough Mtn. Dew to keep the company in business, and has four lovable (read: evil and conniving) pets. She’s also the secret, evil alter-ego of another name. She’d tell you that other name, but then it wouldn’t be a secret.
When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found on Facebook, Twitter, or with Photoshop open, making covers for books she doesn’t have enough time to write.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Books to read for Halloween

This special blog post showcases several books to get you in the mood for Halloween!

RIVER OF BONES by Jodi Cleghorn

River of Bones is the ultimate, creepy, keep-all-the-lights-on book. A near ghost town in the middle of nowhere in Australia, Elyora is a town outside of time hiding secrets only hinted at. This book is suspenseful, mysterious, and terrifying. Often all at the same time.
You can find it here: AMAZON

OCCUPATION by Jeff Dawson

I loved the old-fashioned, blood-thirsty vampire clans war story in Jeff Dawson’s Occupation. The thrilling book takes place as the Nazis invade Poland with sights on moving eastward. The warring vampire clans need to cooperate in order to save their predominantly Jewish “food supply” from being relocated. It’s hard to like the vampires in this book, until you compare them to the atrocities the Nazis are inflicting. A great lesser-of-two-evils story with characters you love to hate.
You can find it here: AMAZON


Jeff Dawson had done it again with a suspenseful, engrossing short novella: Terror At The Sterling. This is a real nail-biter suspense. It's short enough to be perfect to read while passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. But be careful when you open the door… 
You can find it here:  AMAZON

I HOPE YOU FIND ME by Trish Marie Dawson

I Hope You Find Me is a dystopian book that takes place immediately after a virus has killed just about everyone, everywhere. Amid the ghosts of the billions who died, one lone survivor and her dog search for other survivors while they attempt to find someplace they can live. This book is tear-inducing, terrifying, suspenseful, and finally hopeful.  It changes focus as the main character changes her focus in a well crafted, complex story.
You can find it here:  AMAZON


C.M. Wright’s wonderful Zombie Overload series is always a great read. The delightfully snarky main character fights zombies and tries to outrun the zombie horde while trying to save her family. I love the blend of humor and horror. It makes this a fun, but still suspenseful series. The first book in the series, a novella that introduces the main characters, is free. Be sure to pick up the next four books in the series while you’re at it. Once you get going, you won’t want to stop. The first two are also available together in one volume if you prefer.
1 - Dying to Live
2 - Fighting to Live
3 - Learning to Live
4 - Determined to Live
5 - Will to Live
You can find them all here: AMAZON


Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse is a story that will hold your attention to the end and you will not want to put it down! This is a nerve-wracking tale of survival and destruction that has only left me craving more. Cutter is a guy trying to deal with his own tragedies when suddenly everything around him gets destroyed, at one point literally! While only trying to make it on his own one day at a time, he ends up meeting and helping others along the way. The only drawback to this is that there are a lot of very minor characters who are so well written that you are left wondering what happened to them later.
You can find it here: AMAZON 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Introducing Night With A Tiger by Marissa Dobson

An Alaskan Tigers book
by Marissa Dobson

      For Adam Merks the Alaskan Tigers have always come first, but when he finds Robin, his loyalty is divided. His tiger demands he stay home to guard his mate while his duty to his clan pushes him toward danger.
      When a rogue shifter murders her husband, Robin Zimmer, is sent running for her life. Looking over her shoulder with every turn, she’s tired and nearing the end. When Adam finds her, she has a choice—trust a shifter or continue running on her own.
      Will Adam be able to show Robin the benefits of their mating and living within a shifter clan before the unknown scares her away?


      With the precision of years of experience behind the helm, Adam Merks landed the helicopter. The private landing strip, just south of Dallas, Texas, was quiet. The only sound he heard as he stepped onto the grass was the rustle of leaves and the chirps of birds in the distance. His rented four-by-four pickup truck was parked twenty feet ahead, shining like a black diamond in the evening sun. It seemed too clean and new for where he was going. It would make him stand out, but this vehicle was the best Connor could do on such short notice.
      Anxious to begin his search for Robin Zimmer, he tugged his small duffle bag from the helicopter and headed to the truck. With a little luck on his side, he’d be able to seek out Robin before night fell on the sleepy little town she was holed up in this week.
      Slinging his duffle bag over his shoulder, he jogged toward the truck desperate to get out of the sweltering sun. After living in Alaska for years, he wasn’t used to the heat, especially not this type in April. He held no desire to spend any unnecessary time here. The sooner he found Robin and convinced her he only wanted to help, the quicker he could return to Alaska and the cool spring weather.
      Opening the driver’s door, he found a pair of black cowboy boots and matching hat. Just the right outfit he needed to fit in at Royalwood. Tossing his bag onto the passenger’s seat, he leaned against the truck and unlaced his black steel-toe boots. All Alaskan Tigers guards wore these boots for traction in the Alaskan snow. He slipped on the cowboy boots and wiggled his toes inside, trying to get used to the feel of the pointed toe. He then reached in the cab for the cowboy hat before a quick glace in the side mirror at his reflection. Adam was stunned. The hat made him look the part, but now he had to blend in and appear to be just another southern boy passing through. In a small town like Royalwood, he would also have to act the part for people to look passed him.
      Ready to get the day moving, he jumped into the pickup and started the engine, desperate to get the air conditioning on to cool down the sweltering heat filling the truck. With the cool air circulating, he unclipped his cell phone from his belt. Sliding his finger over the screen to unlock it, he sent Ty a text message. Arrived and on my way to Royalwood. I’ll be in touch once I make contact with Robin.
      He dropped the phone into the cup holder and shifted the truck in Drive. Determination ran through him. If there was any hope to save Tabitha and all of the tiger shifters, he had to find Robin before Pierce and his gang of rogues. She held a key to Pierce’s organization, and it was Adam’s job to find out what it was.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Journey : The Beginning by Angee Taylor

Title: Journey: The Beginning (A Prequel to the Secrets Saga)
Author: Angee Taylor
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Prequel Short Story
Tour Host: Angee's After Thoughts
How do you explain to a family that you lost their dead loved one? Especially, when said family is standing right behind you? To all the patients at work, she appears to have everything going for her. Beauty and brains, should make for an easy life right. Well they would never guess the strong confident nurse they have taking care of them is abused every day at home.   
Patients predicting their own death and foretelling a future she doesn’t want to believe. Does she stay or let the predicted future come to life. Why does she leave her family? Why doesn’t she tell anyone what she is when she finds out?
Cortne and Aj
What have they seen that make them accept the things that come to pass?
The Three of Them
What trials have they gone through that bind them? What have they seen that make them accept all that happens to each of them. 

We take a glance back at snapshots of their lives to see if it can help us understand them any better. 

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Angee was born in Houston, Texas in 1977, to an interesting family. Her mother and father separated when she was young. She lived with her mother who later remarried a wonderful man, who had a huge impact on her as she grew up. Angee has always had a love of reading, mostly paranormal. As a child, she would sneak up at late night when her mom thought she was sleeping, to read. They moved around a lot, eventually settling in Deep East Texas. Angee married at a young age and eventually divorced. She has raised her now 16 year old son alone. Angee works full time as a pre-hospital nurse and sometimes sees things that would make the rest of us have nightmares. On other days, she is blessed to see miracles. These things are what drive her to write.

In 2006, she was diagnosed with a rare disease, shortly after that she was told she would be on full disability in five years and most likely to be dead in ten. She’s fought to live a normal life every day since and is beating those odds. She works at a demanding job, is a single mom, cares for an elderly mother, and two dogs. Angee describes her job as- “I fight to save people’s lives. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. It's the emotional roller coaster of that job, which leads me to writing. I'm able to put those emotions into my characters and let them out of my heart and soul.”
        At nine that night, I carried the sleeping boy to his bed and headed towards mine. It had been a long week. I may just sleep all night and day. I crawled into my bed, and turned the lamp off. The darkness of the room made me uncomfortable for some reason. I dozed off anyway, at some point in the night something woke me up.
I don’t know what. My room was glowing red. All the curtains were closed and lights were off. Even the door was closed. The air felt heavy, I felt threatened. My heart raced, my breaths were labored; I had broken out in a sweat. What was this? I spoke aloud, following my gut. “This is my house and you are not welcome here. Leave here and leave all in this place alone.” I said through closed eyes, afraid of what I may see in the red glow. The heaviness slowly lifted but I didn’t open my eyes until the next morning. Josh didn’t mention it to me and I damn sure wasn’t going to scare him.
Later that day I took my horse out for a ride through the woods. The sun was so damn bright my sunglasses just weren’t helping. My eyes felt like someone had lit a match and thrown into each of them. Hence, the ride in the woods, it was shadier.
After about an hour of riding straight into the depths of the forest, I turned my horse around and began making my way out. I had ridden in these woods for most of my childhood. I knew every inch of them. I rounded the big oak to see a man standing there. He startled me. I almost yelled but remained calm. “Hi, are you lost?”
“No, I’m not lost. I came to see you.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: Broken Earth

It all began with a war… Jess’ life was turned upside down when the plagues came and destroyed her family. The cities are surrounded by immense graveyards that are inhabited by dangerous gangs that rule the cities and hold the inhabitants under their thumbs. It’s a game of life and death and only the strong survive to live another day.

About the Author:
Lee Ryder is a mother of 3 children and one angel. She currently lives in New England. She started writing small works at an early age and was featured in local publications. She studied theater and vocal performance and was featured in several plays. She believes in love at first sight and married her soul mate at age 19. She also has read reviewed and edited other published works. You can visit her at her blog and on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review of GROUND ZERO by Nicholas Ryan

My review of Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse by Nicholas Ryan
I give this book 4 stars!

I was sucked in by just the first couple of lines. This is a story that will hold your attention throughout the book and you will not want to put it d...own! This is a nerve-wracking tale of survival and destruction that has only left me craving more. Cutter is a guy trying to deal with his own tragedies when suddenly everything around him gets destroyed, at one point literally! While only trying to make it on his own one day at a time, he ends up meeting and helping others along the way. The only confusing part at the beginning is that you start out following different people as the apocalypse is unfolding. I wasn’t quite sure which was going to be the main character at first. Once Cutter is introduced the story really gets going and I realized the other people were just helping to set the scene. Also, some of the characters are introduced and once you know their names, you don’t hear about them again. However, it was set up perfectly for a sequel and I can’t wait to see what other books the author will come out with. I highly recommend you get this book and be sure to put it at the TOP of your reading list!

(This book has been read and Reviewed by Kerry Erickson and posted with consent on Ravenz Reviews. The opinions are my own and do not reflect on Ravenz Reviews in any way.)

“This is exactly the kind of intelligent, action-packed zombie thriller that fans of DJ Molles and Max Brooks will love!”
- ZombieBookBlog

Aboard a freighter bound for Baltimore harbor, an Iranian terrorist prepares to unleash an unimaginable horror upon the United States. The ‘Wrath’ is an undead plague – an infection that consumes its victims with a maddening rage and turns them into mindless blood-thirsty killers.
Jack Cutter is just an ordinary guy dealing with a dreadful guilt when the virus tears through his home town. Before it’s too late, Cutter will have to find a way to survive, and find a reason fight:

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Rise of Xosha - new release

The Rise of Xosha
(Legend of Xosha 0.5)
by S. Cu’Anam Policar
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Cover Art: J.E.Haldeman
Release  Date: September 06, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

A tale of epic proportions.
The Rise of Xosha tells the tale of Xosha's beginnings.
Where Anjyls are mortal pawns,
Dragons rule the skies,
Wolves and elves roam the forests,
and demons lurk below the surface.

Oceanus, the leader of the last horde of dragons in the realms must find his people a new home.
Going only on the word of the odd colored white dragon, Rose, he leads the horde far from their home, over waters that seem to have no end.
Pyre, Oceanus' younger, rebellious brother must come to terms with the fact that Oceanus will never see him as anything more than a whelp too young to be of any use.
Jade the youngest of the three has her own thoughts and inner demons to contend with.
Then there's Rose, The dragon with an amazing gift no one will acknowledge. The outcast of her people simply because she's the only one of her color.
Will these four ever come to terms with why they had to leave their home?
And what strange new beings will they encounter in their new territory?
Find out when you read The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.

The last horde of dragons. Forced from their home by the human loving Anjyls now seek a new home.
Danger surrounds them on all sides.
Love, Friendship, Deception, all things they must learn to accept in their life.
Will they survive long enough to build the kingdom the prophecies foretold?
Or will they fall prey to the lies they discover within their own ranks?

One to lead...One to see...One to protect...One to Deceive.
The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.

"not all allies are friends, not all friends are true, and some enemies will in turn be your greatest allies."

This book contains mild to moderate violence, the concept of death, insinuated sexual contact... Not Recommended for Readers under the age of 16.

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S.Cu'Anam Policar was born in Brooklyn, NY, but now lives in Washington State. The Mother of three she makes time to write, usually late at night.
An avid reader, she not only writes but helps promote other authors with blog tours and reviews of their books.
She is Pagan but respects all religions and believes everyone should celebrate their similarities and not care about their differences.
When she has the time, she enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, singing, and writing things other than her Legend of Xosha Series.
She absolutely loves to make new friends so don't be afraid to come by and hi on Facebook!

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“They said alliances are needed but to remember that not all who claim to be our allies really are.”  Rose replied.
Pyre cut in right after Rose stopped talking. “They also hinted that we have an enemy in the horde.”
Oceanus’ eyes shot open as large and round as discs. “What?!”
Rose shot a glare at Pyre. “Pyre!”
“He needed to know Rose!” Pyre shot back in defense.
“I know he did and I was going to tell him. Just not like this. I wanted to speak more with them on this before bringing it up.” Rose said softly, wondering if her words made any sense to them. From the way they were looking at her, she would guess not.
“I mean. What if they’re wrong? It’s possible you know they’ve been wrong before!” Rose said desperately as Oceanus growled.
Pyre spoke up, voicing Oceanus’ exact thoughts. “They’ve never been wrong Rose. Not once! Maybe you’re the enemy they spoke about.”
“They have been wrong! I only tell you what’s important to the horde! I don’t tell you everything they tell me!” Rose said as her own anger began to build. She was really getting fed up with everyone automatically assuming things concerning her.
Pyre shoved her. His heart cried out as he reverted to his once natural treatment of the dragon he only minutes before had considered his friend. “What have they lied about then Rose?”
Losing the current, she spiraled toward Caprae. She caught a new current right before she would have slammed quite ungracefully into the ground. “They said someone would love me for me! They said I wouldn’t be an outcast once we found Caprae. And for a little while I thought maybe they were right about that too. But they weren’t they were wrong!” She turned and flew off refusing to let the two males see her cry.
“Rose, wait!” Pyre called out trying to fly after her. As her form turned into a spec on the horizon, he stopped with a sigh and hung his head. “I’m sorry…” He muttered as he silently cursed himself for his stupidity.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Rise of Xosha Scavenger Hunt


“Oni. Anjyls... There's six of them about three sun phases behind us.” The squad leader reported officially.

This was not good. The horde had only been in the air about six hours now, and if the Anjyl squad was only three behind them, how many days had they been flying nonstop to catch up?

Oceanus scanned the immense stretch of water below them. After hours or searching, his eyes scouted an island. “Rose, take Jade and the browns and hide there. I will come get you when it's clear. Protect the few eggs we have at all costs!”

Rose blinked a bit surprised that she had been asked to carry out this order, then again, Oceanus tended to try to treat her like she belonged while the rest of the horde made her feel like an outcast. She shrugged off the feeling and changed her trajectory, angling down to spiral toward the appointed island. One by one the browns in the group dropped into line behind Rose with Jade taking up the tail as the wind began to pick up bringing a slight chill with it.

Oceanus did a quick count, that left them sixteen to fight, and fight he would. He turned his mass and bellowed. The others fanned out behind him.

“Obsidian, your squad will stand behind me as a buffer between the Anjyls and the others. Pyre, stand behind Obsidian's squad. You'll be safe there.”

The red looked to Oceanus like he had just lost his mind. “What?! I won't! I want to fight with you!”

“You're too young, Pyre. Now do as I command!” Oceanus growled.

Pyre growled back, his amber depths flaming. “I won't! I'm not a child, Oceanus! Jade is a child, and she's where she'll be safe. I'm old enough to fight! Father would have thought so!”

Anger swelled in Oceanus' entire frame. A taloned arm lifted and connected with Pyre's face sending the yearling sprawling. “Father is not Oni anymore! Father died like the rest trying to make sense of the betrayal of the humans! You're just like him, Pyre! Stop running to your death. If something happens to me, it'll be up to you to get everyone to the land Rose spoke of. Now do as I told you to!”

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