Friday, February 27, 2015

Aurora by Amos Cassidy ~ Dystopian Romance is Released!

Aurora Blurb

Three hundred years ago humanity almost eradicated itself…almost, but not quite. As is the persistence of human kind, we hung on; we survived, but the world as we knew it was changed forever. The exact details of what happened have been lost in time. All we know is that this is our world now and we have no choice but to live in it. 

Oz and his sister True have been travelling for as long as they can remember. Ma feels that staying on the move is safe, that it prevents them getting lazy and complacent. It’s a better way to avoid bandits and raiders, a more effective way to stay alive. But the thing, the person that protects them is Oz – a lethal fighter who will go to any lengths to defend his family.  

Oz makes money from cage fights while dreaming of a better life for them all – a home where they can be truly safe. True dreams of freedom, love and hope and just when she thinks she’s found it their world is turned upside down and they are forced to embark on a journey that rips them apart. For when True is taken by an unknown enemy Oz must enlist the help of a man from the shadows to save her. 

A Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Romance, filled with action, adventure and fantasy.


Amos Cassidy
Have I mentioned how much I 'ship' these two authors?  
Seriously, they rock my world!
Be sure to check out a previous interview with Amos Cassidy and a special short story, A Shift in Life

... I wish I could give you a link to my review of one of their books, but a group blog went AWOL
 (and took all my posts with it... it's very distressing.)

Amos Cassidy - a team of two.  Amos is a 29 year old Diva and Cassidy a 36 year old mum of three. Aside from a passion for writing and a love of reading they also share an addiction to coffee, love anything Joss Whedon and are constantly playing tug of war over Jensen Ackles.  They have been writing together for four years and have completed two novels in their Dark Urban Fantasy series ‘The Crimson Series.’


Monday, February 23, 2015

Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat ~ Release, Review, Giveaway

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 We're so excited to host the release day launch for Daisy Prescott's Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat!! Daisy is sharing an excerpt with us, and a fantastic giveaway, so be sure to read all the way down to check out all the release day excitement!! 

Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat Synopsis: CoaTTC Amazon (1) 

I, Thomas Clifford Donnely, am a manwhore. 

I’ve been told I’m irresistible to women. Like catnip for a different type of pussy-cat. I guess you could call me a Tom Cat. 

This is the story about how I lost my wingman, broke all my own rules, and found myself falling in love.

Tom Donnelly isn't the marrying kind, or the dating kind. Even after losing his #1 wingman to love, he doesn't see the point in relationships. When his sister's best friend returns to Whidbey Island and propositions Donnelly for a one-night stand, he breaks one of his biggest rules—no fooling around with his sisters' friends. It's just sex, nothing more. That's what Tom does and does well. 

What happens when "just sex" isn't enough? 

Hailey King is more than a match for Tom's flirtations. She's known him most of her life and has heard the rumors about his "skills" for years. When her perfectly planned future falls apart, will the last man she should ever fall for turn out to be more than a one-night stand?

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"Stray cat strut, I'm a ladies man" ~ Stray Cats

After finishing this just yesterday, I was struck by an odd thought... If John Hughes (the filmmaker) were to make a romantic comedy (not quite the angsty, iconic 80's films that I always think of) - this would be it.  Tom's got that bad boy, manwhore aura but deep down he's such a great guy.  Loyal and loving, creative and romantic without even realizing it.  Yet the motorcycle and his boat, the Master Baiter, cement that confirmed bachelor and bad boy vibe (he even manages to fool himself along with everyone else that he's incapable of relationships)... what is more enthralling that seeing that one woman that can sneak through his defenses and shake his very foundation.

Maybe it was my reaction through the book that made me think of that John Hughes comparison, because I was giggling and blushing like a schoolgirl.  Oh, that banter.  I must admit.  I adore the banter.  I live for it and revel in it.  The banter was plentiful.  From the smallest digs of his nickname for Hailey: Idaho, to less tongue-in-cheek drinking toasts to Magnum condoms.  The icing on this banter cake was that I liked both Hailey and Tom.  While Tom really is a manwhore, he's quite loveable and a wee bit self-deprecating.  He still has his own inner compass that makes him into a more modern-day knight in not-so-shining armor.  He makes mistakes, he gets around like the Tom cat he's nicknamed after, but still can't help but fall for the girl despite himself.  Hailey, too, makes her share of mistakes (*cough*asshat*cough*) but she doesn't just swoon and bend over.  She gives back as good as he dishes out and it's just entertaining to behold.

I'm still giddy and have this stupid smile plastered to my face thinking back on my reading.  I should also probably point out that I actually read this from the stand-alone book angle.  I have not read the previous books in the series (but they are moving up my TBR list based on this book) so my assessment is based upon Tom Cat.  If you haven't read any of the previous titles in the series and are interested in this one, there is no requirement to pick up the others in order to understand these characters and story.  It stands on it's own two feet, so to speak, and makes Daisy Prescott a definite author of interest in my book.

(I was gifted an advance copy for review.  No guarantee of a favorable review was promised, my thoughts are my own)

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Daisy Prescott Bio:
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Before writing bestselling contemporary adult romances, I dreamed of being an author while doing a lot of other things. Antiques dealer, baker, blue ribbon pie-maker, fangirl, freelance writer, gardener, pet mom and wife are a few of the other titles I've acquired over the years. 

Born and raised in San Diego, I currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with my husband, our dog Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat. 

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Roses are Red... Violet is Dead Cover Reveal +Giveaway!

Violet Sumner has a stalker.

Between her largely dysfunctional family of two and the friends she doesn’t feel particularly close to, Violet thinks he’s the least of her problems. What she fails to understand is that the guy is no prankster and soon people turn up dead or missing. Because of her.

Things change when Violet’s best friend disappears and realization sinks in that the stalker means business. Denial put aside, Violet has no other option but to accept the help of police Sergeant Willard Kelley and his rather sweet protégé, to come to terms with the seriousness of the situation.
Yet nothing could’ve prepared her for her close up with the psycho.

Who will survive in this tale of obsession and misplaced devotion?

Monica-Marie Vincent writes Young Adult novels about troubled teens and even more troubled parents. She currently lives in Sacramento, CA although she would rather be in her home town of San Francisco. Thanks to her very put upon husband Monica-Marie is always well stocked with coffee, Diet Coke, and Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos, so she wouldn't have to move away from her writerly lair to do mundane things like shopping.