Protect Us Blog Tour *Giveaway*


Monday, December 31, 2012

I have had the honor recently to meet the LOVELY Tressa Messenger! She is such a sweet girl and her books are getting great reviews! I'm gonna pimp her out a little bit today and I promise you guys don't want to miss out on seeing what she's all about! I know I don't!
Tressa has just released her 3rd book in her paranormal romance-vampire series, Protector called Protect Us.

You can find Tressa on...

So, now that you've had the chance to check out all those great links about Tressa, go ahead and check out her newest book and fill out the rafflecopter for the giveaway! Those are some GREAT prizes she's giving out!!

Synopsis of Protect Us
Anna-Marie and Alessandro work hard to provide a stable life for their only child, Gemma.  The child that was bestowed to them by their goddess Ameretat for reasons still unknown.  Like Alessandro’s mother did to him, Anna-Marie works diligently to protect her special daughter and lead her away from following in her father’s footsteps in becoming a Protector.  Weeks before Gemma’s eighteenth birthday Gemma has a magical night with a boy, Ford Chase, who just may have been “the one”.  They laughed and danced and kissed under the moon light.  That is before he was forcefully taken away from her by a Rogue.  Gemma desperately chases after them, but to no avail.  Heartbroken and angry Gemma vows right then and there, despite her parents pleading, she will join the Protector order on her eighteenth birthday and avenge Ford’s death.  No one could foresee the events that would ensue thereafter and little by little the gifts that Ameretat blessed Gemma with become apparent and are far more than anyone could ever imagine.

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Mirrored Deception Guest Post & *Giveaway*


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mirrored Deception Blog Tour

This week I have the privilege of doing a guest post by the author of Mirrored Deception, Emma Leigh Reed!

Guest Post:
"Finally – Published

I started my writing career five years ago. When I decided I wanted to write a book I was totally clueless as to what the publishing world entailed. I started writing and then edited, and then thought my story was ready. What I didn’t know about the publishing world is that it is a slow moving pace. You submit and wait months, and then some more months before even possibly getting a request for maybe only a partial. Then the waiting begins again. In that waiting time, you wonder about the possibilities of being published, and the fear of being rejected. Then as that first rejection came in I learned another valuable lesson, something that I hadn’t envisioned as I stepped into world of attempting publication and that is to be thick-skinned.

I knew there would be criticism and rejection with the publishing world, but I never realized the extent to how some editors or agents would take their opinion to the brutally honest extreme. Am I glad I endured that? Absolutely. It was four short years for my first book to sell and I have never for a minute regretted entering the writing world and facing publication.

There is a lot you don’t know when you start this journey. However, if this is a dream of yours – to write – than do it and don’t let anyone tell you it is impossible. My advice is to be thick skinned. Take criticism in stride, use what you can and set aside the rest. Remember this is your story. Don’t change it based on one person’s opinion so it changes the whole outlook or voice, but be encouraged by those who are willing to criticize you and yet give you options to better yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask a seasoned writer for guidance or advice. Writing is a solitary career path so reach out to other writers for support.

Most of all, be true to your voice and let it flow over the pages."

About the book... 

Jayla Ralston is running. After her apartment break in, she decided to get away from life and her overbearing twin sister. She finds the perfect Maine hide away to make some changes - The Cliffhouse Bed and Breakfast. It was perfect...until the phone calls resumed - kicking her paranoia into high gear. 

Trenton Montgomery is out for revenge. It has taken him ten years to return to his childhood home. After sneaking into an empty wing to focus on his clandestine investigation, a beautiful woman shows up - causing him to feel emotions, 
other than anger, for the first time in a long time.

To learn more about the book or purchase a copy check out these links...
Don't forget the author's website.

And last, but certainly not least... a giveaway! This one is international also, so tell ALL your friends to check it out! Then head on over to the next stop on the tour, Reviewing in Chaos!
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Enlightened Release Tour & *Giveaway*


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Enlightened Book Tour

Hello friends and fellow fans of Devyn Dawson... Don't worry, if you're not a fan yet, you will be once you finally get the opportunity to check out the talent that Devyn has.
Devyn is a dear friend of mine for many, many years. I was ecstatic for her when she finally decided to follow her life long dream of becoming an author. I am so proud of the accomplishments she has made thus far. In such a short amount of time, and several books later, she has become one of my favorite authors! I used to love listening to her tell mini stories, but now I get longer stories with much more detail!

Here's a little more info on the amazing Devyn

Author Bio - Devyn Dawson

Devyn is a full time writer, wife and pet owner.  She's been writing since she was a small child.  Her first office job was working for a publisher and data entry of manuscripts.  She literally typed them and saved them on real 'floppy discs'.  When she was in high school back in the 80's, she would read Stephen King one day and Sweet Valley High the next day.  She said one day she'd find a way to merge the two books.
Currently Devyn and her husband of 19 years live in New Bern, North Carolina. Devyn is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and still refers to it as home.  She has two adult children, Paris and Hunter.  When she realized she would be facing an empty nest and family so far away, she decided to write about characters to entertain her.  Her new series The Light Tamer, is about friendship, relationships and falling in love.  The Light Tamer series is a younger young adult book, the one that takes you back to the beginning before being jaded.  It offers characters that are both good and flawed.  Throw in some mythology and you're in for a quick trip that will leave you breathless and enlightened.

Devyn has just released her newest book... TODAY! AND... a giveaway (at the end of this blog) Enlightened is the 2nd book in The Light Tamer series.
Here is a short synopsis of the book...

"Jessie Lucente, a Light Tamer, has started her junior year at Parca Academy in New Bern, NC. She has a new boyfriend, Caleb Baldwin. He is beyond good looking, he is her mate for life. They've been bound by the light and will rule and heal with it too. Her new classes aren't what she expected. Finding out the school is filled with 'gifted' kids is almost too much to comprehend. She finds out what it really means to be a Light Tamer. Some of the assumptions she had are debunked and now everything is crystal clear...well, clear as mud. Now that she is enlightened with the facts, she struggles with the truth. 

Thorne Woodson has all of the girls swooning. His Doc Martens and hoodie stand out against his school uniform. He might be the guy to heal Amber's broken, grieving heart. What's his story, and why does he appear everywhere Jessie is? He has a secret that will change the game for everyone. Who is he in cahoots with? 

Amber starts her junior year with a bang and a huge crush. She has a point to prove on the first day of school. She refuses to let everyone believe she went soft over summer break. Her shenanigans end with detention on the first day. The anniversary of her brother's death has her making dumb decisions but her friends have her back. Jessie will struggle to help Amber deal with the grief. 

The secrets that have been revealed by Fate will leave Jessie in a new role. It will all come down to bloodline versus logic. She must step up and embrace her new title, and life on the other side of the shimmer. With her small army together, they promise to vanquish Nyx back to the Underworld and seal the portal she came through. 

The second book in The Light Tamer trilogy will answer the questions that are burning in your head. A beautiful tale of first love and friendship. Be prepared to be amazed at the twist in this story. You didn't see it coming, but you'll be glad it did!"

So... excited yet? You should be. And just look at that cover. Absofreakinglutely gorgeous!
Devyn just keeps awe'ing us with every new step she takes. I have said it about each of her books, and I'm gonna say it again. I couldn't put it down. Couldn't. I neglected my poor kids reading it. Don't worry, they didn't starve, much. If you haven't read The Light Tamer yet, DO. Quick, because you're going to want to jump right into Enlightened and explore the magic that Devyn shares with us. 

To find out more about Devyn and her books... check her out at the following places. 

Now... Giveaway time!!!

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The Light Tamer Blog Hop & *Giveaway*


Monday, April 23, 2012

As I promised before, I have a review of the wonderful and fabulous The Light Tamer by Devyn Dawson.

The Light Tamer
Devyn Dawson
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self-Pub

Jessie's moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly 'single' mother and her move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teenager in a retirement area is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left for Greece on a quest to fulfill his artistic abilities.
Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark, and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer.
Caleb introduces Jessie to Amber, a no frills, snarky, sassy attitude Light Tamer. Her words will have you laughing out loud and gasping 'oh no she didn't'. Amber's father was paralyzed last summer in a surfing accident that left her brother dead and her life upside down. 

This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie.

My Review:
This was such a great read. It was 2 of my favorite things... quick and happy! I had no problem diving right into this book and didn't want to put it down. As a matter of fact, I finished it in one night. Jessie is such a "real" girl. She has real life family drama and these days, who doesn't? She and her mother are being forced to leave her hometown and go live in New Bern with her eccentric grandmother, leaving her friends behind. The only friend she had made in New Bern during summer vacations was quite nerdy... until now. 

The minute she sees Caleb again, she can't believe her eyes. It's amazing what time can do for someone. She is instantly attracted and completely shocked when she is asked out on a date with him. This is when she finds out all about what a Light Tamer is. This was so exciting to me because I have never read about Light Tamers before. This was totally new on the paranormal spectrum for me and I was dying to find out more! 
Jessie meets one of Caleb's friends named, Amber. Most people wouldn't take a second thought to being her friend, but Jessie sees right through her quirkiness. I have to say that Amber has to be one of my favorite characters. She has such spunk, attitude and a crazy style. I just can't wait to read the next crazy thing that will come out of her mouth.
Between Jessie's attraction for Caleb, Amber's sassy attitude and Jessie's one of a kind grandmother, I can't wait for the next book in this series.
This book is a DON'T miss if you are a Devyn Dawson fan and if you're not a Devyn Dawson fan... You will be now!
So, in honor of the release of The Light Tamer, Which you can find on Amazon, I'm hosting a giveaway. 

One winner will win an ebook copy of The Light Tamer (international welcome)
Additionally, one winner will win a The Light Tamer poster and bumble bee pen. (US only).
AND Don't forget to follow the blog hop for many other chances to win items for The Light Tamer. 

Hunger Games


Thursday, April 12, 2012

So... I'm a little late to jump on the Hunger Games train. My husband read the series well over a year ago and shared how wonderful it was. One of my amazing friends read it way back when too and declared it was her favorite series and outranked Twilight! GASP!
With life getting crazy and not finding time to pick up a book... another GASP!... I finally started it, 2 months ago, but for whatever reason I just couldn't make it through the first couple of chapters. I so badly wanted to finish it before the movie came out so my husband and I could go see it.
Then, all of a sudden... after the movie came out... I couldn't put the book down! LOVED it!
The end...
No one told me that I would IMMEDIATELY have to pick up the next book because this one was SUCH a cliff hanger! Holy Moly!
But, I haven't, yet. I had to pick up the newest book by Devyn Dawson, The Light Tamer. She sent me an ARC and I flew through it in just a matter of hours. FABULOUS! But we'll discuss that a little bit later. Along with a review and a GIVEAWAY! Oh how I love giveaways!
In the meantime... Check out this gorgeous cover for The Light Tamer!

Definitely be on the lookout for more on this amazing book!

Now back to the Hunger Games! Oh, Katniss! How can you not love that girl. What an amazing heart she has.
And Peeta... he's such a goof, but you can't help but love him as well. I sure got caught up in the confusion of... is it a game or is he sincere and can totally see where Katniss was confused, as well.
I'm dying! I tell you, DYING... to know what happens when she sees Gale. I guess, with that... I'm off to read Catching Fire.