Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Passionate Book Divas Blog with GIVEAWAYS, Facebook Page, and Falling in Love with Dead

I've finally gone and done it... Dark Obsession Chronicles officially has a Facebook Page now! 
Come on over and check it out!
Check out the link (above embedded in the name Dark Obsession Chronicles) for more!

 There are oodles of wonderful things on the horizon... Blog Tours for Making Connections, Blog Tour for Jericho Solus, at least 2 cover reveals in April, and the Indie Author Blog Hop... I've got eBook giveaways coming up soon, more interviews* (both author and character interviews)... and needless to say more book reviews!  Check out my review at the bottom of this post for:
In Love With Death

Some of you may have noticed I've been giving out sly hints about the "Divas".  Well, your wait will last only until tomorrow!

Finally, Passionate Book Divas is launching on Sunday, April 1st! No Joke!

(cue circus music)
Ladies & Gentlemen!
Gather ’round and lend me your ears and eyes!
We, The Divas, have some surprises in store for you!!!

Check out the link (above embedded in the name Passionate Book Divas) for more!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Final Installment of Marina's Tales NOW Available!

The LAST book of Marina's Tale's is finally out!  I'm excited to see what the finale of the series has in store for Marina, but sad to see it end. 

Coming Soon: 
A Series Review on Marina's Tales and a WONDERFUL 'Thank You' Giveaway to each and every follower of mine!  I haven't posted the review I have for Between the Land and the Sea yet, because I want to save it for the series review.  But let me tell you, I really enjoyed it.  There are not enough mermaid tales out there, in my opinion.  It's a lovely YA mermaid story that I would most definitely recommend!  4♥'s
So keep checking back to get an eBook from my giveaway!

Be Sure to Check Out ALL the Books from the Series!

Monday, March 19, 2012

My First Ever Cover Reveal... Ohhhh, Aahhhhhh...

Shadowborn by Jocelyn Adams - Lila Gray #2


Release Date: October 1, 2012
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: RomanticUrban FantasyFairy
Back of the Book
Why me? 
That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, souless victims in its wake.
Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role. 
Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.
The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.
To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche. 
If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.

Previous Books in this series include:
The Glass Man (Lila Gray #1)

Friday, March 16, 2012

In My Mailbox...

Okay, this is going to become a 'regular' posting, but as of yet I'm flying by the seat of my pants... bear with me (or better yet, grab a belt loop and hang on!)

So as many of you know I've been reading more and more books for review purposes, and I've even slowly begun to receive some ARC's!

*And there was much rejoicing*

Thanks to J. Taylor Publishing for allowing me to read and review this ARC

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Few Good Reads... Between and The Society of Sinners

BetweenBetween by Cyndi Tefft

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Lindsey is torn between two worlds: in one, she is a college student with a boyfriend that loves her and divorced parents.  And by accident she is catapulted into the other, a fantastical world of imaginations and a hot Scottish hunk of highlander that speaks French to boot.  Aiden ferries souls from their death to heaven.  As she spends time with Aiden, her love begins to grow and blossom. Can love transcend the boundaries between life and death?  And what if it was until 'life' do you part?

What I Thought

This is a charming story that quickly sucks you in.  I found myself eagerly reading this book, fighting sleep to get just a little more in.  The main characters (and even secondary characters like her parents) are well established in the book, and very likeable.  Well... her mom may have been a harder sell on the likeable, but in the end she was.  I just got so caught up in the story, trips to France during the "Sun King's" reign, remembered trips to Seattle lead to interesting reactions to cars and phones and such on Aiden's part.  It ended up being a sweet, heartfelt romantic story that whisks you away with it's pages. 

The down side, I can find one in just about any book.  In Between, it's a very vanilla romance- don't read this expecting a 'bodice ripper', although there most definitely are sexual overtones.  Think of the device used in movies where you see the couple kissing and making out, then the camera slides off to a view of the curtains blowing in the wind; Between is that kind of book.  There is some 'hot and heavy' time, but there is NO ... smut for lack of a better word.  I still really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to others; but I admit, I wanted smut.  Really I did... it had all the ingredients for a good 'roll in hey' but we would only get to see them kiss, then head off for the hey. 

So if you are looking for a vanilla romance story that is life affirming, and paints a loving, kind view of God and the afterlife (for those that would go to heaven, anyway) then I highly recommend trying out this book.  If you are looking solely for sex, you may need to find your highlander six elsewhere.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cinderella Retelling with Fangs and Fur - A Delightful "Furry Fable"!

A Bite's Tale (A Furry Fable)A Bite's Tale by Veronica Blade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novella really is best described as a "furry fable." It was a lovely, fast read. It was so innocent and vivid, yet packed full of paranormal teenage angst. Very quickly, it sweeps you away into this charming urban fantasy.

Cydney Ella "Cinderella" met the boy of her dreams at 14. Jack is the prince of the kingdom, sneaking out to spend time with Cinderella but hiding his identity. Usually everyone knows he is Prince Remy, and he is treated differently, coddled. He had found simple human moments with Cinderella. However, their first kiss sends her over the edge, and unlocks the wolf she knew was waiting within her...

Take the very, very basic story line from Cinderella, and morph Cinderella into a werewolf, and the prince into a vampire. It takes the heart of the story and breathes new life and twists into the old tale. Despite it's shorter length, the world, the supernatural creatures, the characters - are all well explored and Veronica Blade's exquisite descriptive detail paints a world using every color in the box. Even the secondary characters are well established, and surprise the reader by revealing their true depth of their personality and emotions.