Monday, April 30, 2012

Reaper by L.S. Murphy - Cover Reveal

by L.S. Murphy
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Target Reader: Young Adult
Keywords: Urban Fantasy

Back of the Book:
There's no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.

Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.

Maybe ... just maybe ... that’s okay.

It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.


How cool is this cover?  It immediately makes me think of a younger, maybe even edgier Dead Like Me.  Anyone else LOVE that show?  I've been looking at this cover for the last month just waiting to release it!  I know it's YA... but looks like I have yet another to add to me ever-growing TBR list!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Daemon Invasion!

Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.

Really excited.

The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States! You heard right. They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.
During the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying us on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on. 

At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!

And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), 
there’s something very, very exciting in the works! 
It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas. 
I am not kidding. 
This will be epic. 

Are you excited? I am! 
This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series. You!

Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule

June 8th
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA

June 10th 
Barnes and Noble
St Johns Town Center 
Jacksonville, FL

June 13th
Barnes and Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center 
Orlando, FL

June 14th
Barnes and Noble
The Palladium at City Place
West Palm Beach, FL

(Why, oh, why aren't they coming to TEXAS!?!)

There are several #daemoninvasion street teamers out there and if you want to join a team to win exclusive prizes, search down the #daemoninvasion hashtag to join one of the teams!

Don’t forget to visit Jennifer L. Armentrout’s blog to win a signed set of Half-Blood and Pure Here in celebration of her adult romance release, Tempting the Best Man, under pen name J. Lynn.  It can be purchased here 

Monday, April 23, 2012

"I am the Solus. My name is Jericho, and killing is what I do best"

Jericho SolusJericho Solus by Jeffery Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jericho Solus is a sprawling urban fantasy meets historical (urbanish, feudal maybe) fantasy meets science fiction... I would even throw a heavy seasoning of romance. I know that seems as clear as mud. It just seems to transcend genres, it doesn't fit within the confines of any one particular type of story.

My hat is off to Jeffery Moore on the level of detail in the historical descriptions of this book. He is either a history nut or did some major research on this book - it just boggles my mind. I have to admit, historical stories in general are not my usual 'bag', but I was enthralled regardless of the time period or even planet the characters may be on at the time. As with any real inclusion of large amounts of history, the subject of violence and war comes up. The descriptions of war, battles, even just the physical altercation scenes do obviously contain violence but it is not excessively brutal or bloody.

The book contains religious overtones without getting preachy or trying to convert me or having religion hijack the tale. I do enjoy the religious current running underneath the story, it add another rich layer- it's all those layers and little things adding up that make this book so appealing.

Overall it was quite enjoyable, I normally would not have read this book but I'm so glad I did. It starts out a little odd, takes some getting used to like dipping your toe into a bathtub or pool to gradually sink into its depths. Once you've taken the plunge, the current will sweep you along until you reached the still waters at the end.

Some quotes from the book:

"The room doesn't echo my voice, but instead seems to absorb the sound as if I speak into water."

"You are Jericho Solus."

"Riding the pulse? Did Andro just use slang?"

"'I don't want to be a gentleman... not now.'
She sucks in her lower lip.
'And you don't want a gentleman, Gebal.'"

“They watch me—the feeling as acute as a sharp, cold blade against
my skin. I may have lived an ordinary existence, but I can fight.
Though my memory is like a beast cowering in the shadows, I
know in my core I can fight, as if it’s what I’m wired to do.
Her breaths echo in my dark cell. Is she real? She fills my
emptiness with heat, and God help the people that harm her.
I am the Solus. My name is Jericho, and killing is what I do best.”

Jericho’s captivity begins a journey to a forgotten past, forgotten comrades, and forgotten love. His remembrance pulls him back in time to reveal an unexpected metamorphosis to his current state. As memories move Jericho back through history, his captors propel him forward into a surreal world, until both timelines combine to expose who and what Jericho is.

About the Author

Jeffery Moore writes speculative fiction. His stories transcend genre boundaries, making them difficult to categorize. He writes what he likes to read and the stories that entice him most are stories with character displacement, characters that for whatever reason are thrust into alien worlds or environments. Though in broad terms his stories may be categorized as Fantasy, you will read none of the Middle Earth or vampire themes and characters—he feels these are done to death. Moore strives to introduce concepts into his stories that haven’t been done.

Indie Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to so many generous authors, this is a HUGE giveaway!  Be sure to check out ALL the stops of the tour for even MORE chances to win!

Here to go to to Indie Giveaway Hop Page at BookedUpReviews for the entire list of stops! 

Hosted by A Daydreamer’s Thoughts and Booked Up Reviews, and supported by Blogger Loving, Making Connections, and Shut Up & Read, the Indie blog hop is a giveaway hop to support all things indie. 

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2 - Covert Dreams by Mike Meyer (PDF & AZW)
2 - Deady Eyes by Mike Meyer (PDF & AZW)
1 - Ink by Holly Hood (Mobi & ePub)

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Indie Giveaway Blog Hop is COMING!

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These are some FABULOUS books!  
Be sure to check out ALL the stops of the tour for even MORE chances to win!

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Shut Up & Read, the Indie blog hop is a giveaway hop 
to support all things indie.

Monday, April 16, 2012

After Dark Cover Reveal

 Lookie at this gem of a cover reveal! 
Between the gorgeous cover and the blurb below, 
I know my to-be-read list just grew yet again!

After Dark
The 19th Year Trilogy - Book 1
by Emi Gayle

Release Date: October 31, 2012
Target Reader: Young Adult
Keywords: Paranormal Romance

Back of the Book
What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her.

In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her life.

She has no choice but to pick. As a Changeling, it’s her birthright. To Mac, it’s a birthchore. Like going to school with humans, interacting with humans, and pretending to be human during the pesky daylight hours.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In My Mailbox #3

Here are some of the latest books I obtained either directly from the author, publisher, or through the Goodreads: R2R (a program of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics), Read it and Reap (program for Shut Up and Read), and Making Connections

Thanks to J. Taylor Publishing for the ARC of Eternal, a Holloway Pack Prequel!

If you haven't checked it out yet, on Monday there was a cover reveal for the latest in the series,
Blue Moon on Passionate Book Divas!

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Story Not Wished to Be Read


Pick up your copy at:



Dark Passages

Don’t follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
Though I need you near,
Would you stay with me
To find my dark secrets?
Are you willing to risk
Getting lost in the shadows
To bring me light?
Come follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
I want to lure you and keep you
Forever mine.
To get entangled in my sinister thoughts
And never get free…
Would you want to be mine then?
Save me from
The cruel dark passages of my mind.
Teach me how to love, how to trust.
Take my hand and
Lead me to the light.
Give me yourself
And I’ll give you everything.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Interview with a Highlander: James of Immortal Prophecy

I have a special treat for everyone!  I was given the opportunity to interview James, the hunky highlander Immortal from :

If you have not read the book yet, beware the interview may contain spoilers!
So James, You seemed surprised when Ally first heard your thoughts during Vincent's attack, why?  Is it because human soulmates don't have that power until after the Conversion?  And later, when teaching her powers, you had never seen an Immortal using the 'deflect' skills that Ally apparently has?

Yes, that's right.  Immortals have the gift of telepathy but most humans don't until after the conversion.  She shouldn't have been able to hear any thoughts i sent to her.  So i was surprised to say the least! But i was also relieved that she could.  It meant i could get her out of Vincent's way.  And as for the deflecting...well that was a big surprise.  Not even an Immortal should be able to do that.  You see, the fire ball is real fire, it wont hurt the Immortal that creates it, but it will hurt anyone else that comes into contact with it, human, vampire or whatever.
That is why i was so hesitant to try and test the theory after she did it by accident.  But you know what Ally is like.
*Big smiles* She is one determined human! I didn't nickname her my little spitfire for nothing. *Laughs*

You said, "Maybe I really am a caveman?"  As a 300 (ish) year old Immortal, you seemed to have adapted and embraced new technology by learning to drive, and owning an iPod.  Why is your 'caveman' attitude toward Ally not as progressive?  Is it an Immortal thing?  Growing up in older times?  Or just a 'James' trait?

Ah, well technology is easy to adapt to.  I can understand it, it makes sense to me...Ally on the other hand. *He says with a side grin* She isn't as easy to understand.  It's also an Immortal thing too, we have a tendency to be dominating and we come from an era where the males are leaders and our actions aren't questioned.  This day and age are obviously very different, as Adele likes to remind me.

Ally has certainly been giving me an education in the new way of thinking, and i must admit that i am beginning to like the new way of things.  Women have a different way of thinking to men, and on more than one occasion it has been very beneficial to have her input! But i am still learning. *He says with a laugh*

Monday, April 2, 2012

Passionate Book Divas is Up and Running! and Check Out What's in My Mailbox!

I've promised I would try to make this a regular posting of 
"What's in my Mailbox" ... and I couldn't resist a chance to further get the word out about my newest blog collaboration:
Passionate Book Divas!  

My post and giveaway are out there NOW... so run on over, after you've finished reading my post here.  
Or run over, only if you promise to come back!
Don't think I'm not watching y'all!

So get your ears and antennae to attention!

Alana Antennae

See mine are up and perky!

Okay, I know everyone is an eager beaver to run over to the new blog- especially with all the GREAT giveaways (yes, I said giveaways!)  So without further ado, here are some upcoming reads in my mailbox.  These were obtained either directly from the author or through the Goodreads: R2R (a program of Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics), Read it and Reap (program for Shut Up & Read), and Making Connections.