Monday, January 23, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Everkin by Donna Grant



In this introduction to a new series by bestselling author, Donna Grant, a woman will find her strength and regain the love she thought lost.





Everkin
(The Kindred Series)
By Donna Grant

Blurb:

To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…

When natural-born witch Edra is approached by others who share her gifts, she jumps at the chance to join a Coven. Until she discovers that they’re not what they seem. They’re hell-bent on destruction, and in order to save herself and those she loves, Edra must leave her home, and the only man she’s ever loved.

Squire-turned-knight Radnar has never been the same since the love of his life disappeared in the middle of the night seven years ago. Despite his broken heart, he doesn’t give up hope of finding her again. Only when he does, he gets more than he bargained for, and his world is turned upside down. Being brought back together in the midst of magic and danger, Radnar and Edra rekindle their once in a lifetime love and set about making the world a safer place. But can they do it alone, or will it require a much grander plan?


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About The Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover #93


Happy Wednesday, aka Gift Ideas for the Book Lover day!
After the holiday madness and everyday craziness, I thought this would be a fitting theme! LOL





 
William Shakespeare Wine Quotation Bottle Stopper Pewter Book with Chain and O-Ring
$11.95 (plus S&H)

Wine, literature and history come alive with this unique made in the USA William Shakespeare Pewter Wine Stopper featuring the famous author's name, decorative border and image on the front and a wonderful Shakespeare wine-related quote on back, "Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people." 

Each Wine Stopper is a hand-cast book replica, made of genuine pewter, intricately designed and hand-polished resulting in incredible quality and appeal. The author's name is also featured on the spine and the book pages seem so real you’ll want to open them up and start reading! The natural cork base fits snuggly atop any wine bottle and helps preserve the wine until it's fully consumed - and an attached Stainless Steel Chain and O-Ring keeps the Stopper close-by when not in use. 

This is a unique, classic item that is not only functional but also a wonderful conversation piece. For any housewarming or party gift, William Shakespeare fan, lover of literature, history or wine, it is the ultimate Wine Stopper.

Thanks for looking and please contact us with any questions!




Count of Monte Cristo - Literature Rocks Glass
By theUncommonGreen
 Favorite shop
$13.00 (plus S&H)

One 11 oz rocks glass showcasing the first edition inside cover page and opening line of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.


"...standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot."





Book Wine Charms gifts for readers love to read
$14.00 (plus S&H) 

Book lover Wine charms
1 inch silver plated metal hoop
1 inch bottlecap
epoxy dome for protection
set of six













Book Nerd, Wine Glass, I Love to read, Library, Book lovers, Ladies Gifts, Stemless wine glass, Glasses, Nerd, Book, Custom Designs, vinyl
By NolaGirlDesign
$14.00+ (plus S&H)

Book Nerd Wine Glass. This glass is a great gift for the people in your life who love to read!

You can choose the colors for the words and the glasses. You can also add a name or monogram to the reverse side to make it extra special. 

These wine glasses are glass and hold 10 ounces of your favorite beverage. I use Oracal 651 Vinyl. This vinyl is durable and will last as long as your care for it properly. Wash with cool water, NEVER rub or place in the Dishwasher. Let air dry.




Book Wine Stopper, Wine Stopper, Cork Stopper, Book Lover Stopper, Wine Cork, Reading Gift,Reader Gift, Old Book 
By HobKnobin
$5.00 (plus S&H)

Hand made Baseball wine stopper images will not fad or rub off. These wine stoppers are sealed with several layers of protective top coat sealer- insured to last. All wine stoppers fit both white, red wine bottles and many others. Choose from images 1-15- see fourth pictures for your choices. If you want varies baseball designs on your wine stoppers you can add this listing to your checkout as many times selecting the different number (design) you want each time for each stopper. 



Book Club "What Happens at Book Club Stays at Book Club" - 360 Degree Engraved Glass - Stemmed, Permanently Etched - Unique Gift!
$19.95 (plus S&H)

These fun and elegant wine glasses are created using laser engraving that permanently etches the glass so you can enjoy them for years without worrying about hand-washing and paint wearing off. Wine glasses and bottles decorate the glass around the sides and back.

The 11oz. stemmed glass with a FREE wine charm is handsomely presented in laser cut and engraved packaging that can become 2 coasters!

This is hands-down the highest quality etched glass available. 









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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release Day Blitz: Keystone by Dannika Dark


The highly anticipated next release by USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance, Dannika Dark is now available!! 
KEYSTONE is the first book in the brand new CROSSBREED Series!!
Grab your copy today!!




Keystone
(Crossbreed Series Book 1)
By Dannika Dark

Blurb:

With over 1 million books sold, USA Today Bestseller Dannika Dark introduces her next addictive series…

When the road forks, how do you know which path is the right one?

Raven Black hunts evildoers for fun, but her vigilante justice isn’t the only reason she’s hiding from the law. Half Vampire, half Mage, she’s spent years living as a rogue to stay alive. When a Russian Shifter offers her a job in his covert organization hunting outlaws, dignity and a respectful career are finally within her grasp. The catch? Her new partner is Christian Poe - a smug, handsome Vampire whom she’d rather stake than go on a stakeout with. 

They're hot on the trail of a human killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. One misstep during her probationary period could jeopardize Raven’s chance at redemption, and her partner would love nothing more than to see her fail. Dark secrets, unexpected twists, and a blurred line between good and evil will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Will Raven find the courage to succeed, or will she give in to her dark nature?



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Available in audio on January 31, 2017

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Learn a little bit more about 
Raven and Christian! 






About the Author



Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. 

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do." ~ Danni


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Audio Book Review: Billionaire on the Loose by Jessica Clare

Billionaire on the Loose
(Billionaires and Bridesmaids Series, Book 5)
By Jessica Clare
Narrated by Jillian Macie

Blurb: 
Taylor is a genius when it comes to computers, but understanding the opposite sex is beyond her. Because she always fumbles her flirtations, she needs help in finding her Prince Charming. So when her friend, Gretchen, sets her up as a tour guide for a new guy in town, she says yes despite her misgivings. She just doesn't expect Mr. Charming to actually be royalty.

A faction in his country wants him to be king, but Loch has no intention of taking the crown. To keep from being named as the next successor, he hatches a scheme to marry a totally unacceptable American woman. Quirky Taylor seems like the perfect person for the job, until Loch realizes he likes more about her than her ability to keep him off the throne.

When Loch's secret schemes come out, his chance of happiness with Taylor are blown - unless he can find a way to get the nerdy object of his affection to believe she's truly the queen of his heart.


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Viviana's Review: 
I had been looking forward to release and as soon as the book started I feared this may become a DNF or a low rated.

Taylor, the heroine who is a total nerd and computer geek. From being a tech specialist to role playing in computer games. There is this arch within the story with a manipulative "friend" which is more like a stalker than anything else. She feels this huge level of guilt vs. seeing the manipulation and stalking behavior that it is. Then there are moments where she acknowledges the "obsession" vs. them being friends and "needed". I mean COME ON! How many times does the reader need to see how CRAZY this 'friend' is when he tells her he's going to hurt himself because she didn't answer an email, text, pin on the game or on social media. This is after Taylor telling him several time she is NOT interested in him "in that way". This line of communication between Taylor & the "online friend" occurs over and over throughout the book. She blames this situation and the guild (gaming) for her "lack of time" and "accepting the promotion" and just about everything else for not going "outside and living". Sigh.

Jessica usually writes stronger heroine and though it seems that there was an effort to make Taylor either into or seem as if she was "strong" because she's has a dominant streak in the bedroom and seems to be 'herself' (i.e. nerdy/geeky, klutzy, lack of filter with her thoughts, etc.). However, this fell flat as there are several times when her friends speak to her harshly and down to her and Taylor doesn't stop that or defends herself. Then there was an incident where she felt the need to change shirts due to how others were looking at her. I get having insecurities, but this didn't stand true to what the readers were asked to believe.

Loch may be "next in line" for the throne in Bellissime but it's obvious he is no where near ready to run a country. He's hot (trust me, we get told how hot he is over and over and over and over and over, by Taylor) but is oblivious to how things truly are and comes across as ...naive and a tad absent minded... an example is when he wants to go running and asks "where the running clothes are".... mind you, he just slept over someone else's house (thus he doesn't have his own clothes there) and he seems to EXPECT that there would be stuff he can use.... when he's asked how things are "usual" for him, he flat out says that he opens the closet and the clothes are there. Basically, he comes across as a bit of a spoil brat who can't seem to make himself breakfast.

Let's talk about the "conflict" between the Heroine and the Hero.... SO OVER DONE it's not funny really. I would expect more from Jessica.

So there were several times where I rolled my eyes.... felt like smacking the heroine for several reasons from accepting to help the Hero because he was "bored senseless" and she would be a distraction from the boredom to the point where she enables the "friend" and his stalker behavior. 

Narrator's Review: 
Jillian Macie is overall good/okay. Her British accents are good and she does a few different voices/tones for the female characters, however, the males all sound too similar and not a difference enough in the tones to have readers believe it's a guy. If you can look over that, then its all good. 


Overall, this felt like a filler book and not one that "needed" to be part of the series. I could have totally been okay with THIS storyline being the "novella" and the one that is a "novella" the "Beauty and the Billionaire: The Wedding (Billionaire Boys Club #6.5)" be a full length book.  Love the idea of this series, but unfortunately, this one just didn't work for me. 


Rating: 1 Star - I didn't like it. 

Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this book from InterMix via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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