Friday, March 29, 2013

Endless Book Tour - Excerpt


After the tumult of her high school senior year, all is right in Tasmyn Vaughan’s world. She’s attending college with her boyfriend, and she’s learning to control her powers. Everything is finally perfect, until it isn’t.
When her new part-time job leads to more than she bargained for, Tasmyn is thrown into a deadly fight against forces of evil that she didn’t even know existed. Mastering her extraordinary gifts—along with the strength of an endless love—may be the only weapon that can guarantee her a happily ever after.

Check out the entire King Series:
Book 1: Fearless
Book 2: Breathless
Book 3: Restless
Book 4: Endless

Tawdra KandleAbout Author Tawdra Kandle

Tawdra Kandle is the author of THE KING SERIES, a young adult urban fantasy quartet. Born in South Jersey, Tawdra published her first short story at the age of 13 in Child’s Life magazine. During the early years of her marriage and motherhood, she wrote articles and columns on parenting and homeschooling, as well as some homeschooling curriculum. THE KING SERIES is her first published full-length fiction. Tawdra currently lives in central Florida with her husband, and children, both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.
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Read An Excerpt-
“Now,” Cathryn said when we’d finished eating and the last of the papers was

returned to her briefcase, “let’s get to work on our other priority. Close your eyes,

Tasmyn. I want you to picture the energy that allows you to hear thoughts. Visualize it.

Got it?”

I had had some experience with this and so it was easy. I saw the power, my

most familiar ability, a swirling purple mist. “I’ve got it.”

“All right. Now take that same energy that flows out so easily, and make it solid.

It might take a few tries. Take your time.”

As soon as I heard her words, the mist began to take a more opaque form,

spreading out into a sort of wall. “I can see it. It’s like a solid plank. . .a wall maybe.”

“Excellent. Spread it all around your mind. Picture it protecting your thoughts.”

“I’ve done it. Now what?”

“Now I’m going to try to get through your wall. And you try to keep me out.”

I felt Cathryn’s assault right away. I envisioned the purple veil repelling each

attack. After a few moments, Cathryn said, “Good. Very good for a first try, actually. I

want you to keep working on it. Remember that you never know who around you might

have the same talent, and you could put yourself—and Carruthers—at risk if you don’t

guard your mind very carefully. Understand?”

I nodded. I hadn’t thought it before, but this whole operation was beginning to

feel like a covert mission.

“I heard that,” Cathryn said dryly. “You’re not entirely wrong, but have you ever

realized how often you jump to dramatic conclusions, Tasmyn? I’m a vampire,

Carruthers is a black ops organization. . .really, maybe you should write fiction.”

I concentrated on pulling the veil back over my mind before I replied. “If you had

been attacked by not one but two deranged witches and almost drowned by an

overzealous minister, all over the course of less than two years, none of those would

sound so crazy.”

Cathryn laughed, and for once it didn’t make me want to scratch her eyes out. “I

guess you have a point. And nice work. I can’t hear even one of your thoughts. Keep it

up, Tasmyn. You’re off to a good start.”

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CRIMSON FLAMES Giveaway and Guest Post

Crimson FlamesCrimson Flames

Half-vampire Abby Tate is determined to learn more about the sorceress powers that were awakened inside her when she was turned into a vampire—making her a whole new hybrid species. There’s a group of rogue vamps banding together and forming a Resistance against the vampire governing body, The Head Council, and Abby’s newly discovered powers are the key to the Council’s victory. Now the Resistance will do anything possible to remove the hybrid threat, and with no other options, Abby is forced to rely on the aid of the Council, yet can she trust the very vampires that hunt for her human lover? And even worse, can she fight the unwelcome attraction that’s growing between her and one of those ancient vampire rulers? Add Crimson Flames to your GoodReads Shelf. Purchase Crimson 
Flames on Amazon

Enjoy this guest post from Ashley Robertson! 

Indie Pubbing...good experience or hard road?

Self-publishing is the easiest, most amazing experience I’ve ever endured. **Ahem.** HA HA. If you’re a writer, then I’m certain I didn’t fool you. It’s a LOT of hard work. And let me tell you, I respect every other indie author out there that’s successfully marketing their book and making sales. When self-pubbing, there are extra fees and expenses that you eat up front with hopes of making back in book revenue. But be prepared to lose that money too, so keep that in mind when figuring out your book budget. Indie authors are on their own with hiring a professional editor—which I highly recommend (mine is Stephen Delaney with Close Reader Editing)—getting a dramatic book cover created—I use Claudia with PhatpuppyArt (and trust me, a lot of people judge a book by its cover)—policing the publishing company since they seem to screw up your manuscript during their formatting procedure, and then waiting patiently for the finals to arrive. Though, if you have the time, Amazon and Smashwords offer free epubbing books that teach you how to do it yourself, but if you want a paperback or hard copy of your book, you’ll still need to hire a formatting company, unless you know how to do this. With Crimson Flames, I did my own formatting and it saved me around $300.

And that’s just the beginning. Once your book is ready, it’s time to spread the word, market it everywhere, and seek wonderful book bloggers to review it, host interviews and giveaways—all the while praying they’ll love it and give it a good rating. Honestly, it’s a full-time job just working on that, plus you’ve got to keep writing your next best seller too. So I highly recommend virtual release parties (I use Release Day Diva) to create a lot of hype for your book, and blog tours are just as important to get the additional exposure you need to make sales. I’ve worked with Bookish Brunette, Promotional Book Tours, and Lady Amber’s Tours and they are all fantastic. The tour prices range from around $50 to $300+ depending on what package you go with. Obviously, the more you spend, the more exposure you get.

About Author Ashley RobertsonAshley Robertson

Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn't have a singing voice. When she isn't writing you'll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine red wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine. Follow Ashley Robertson Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads . Please also join the Crimson Flames Release Day Party on March 1st. Fill out the form below to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, March 9, 2013

UNTIMED by Andy Gavin

Untimed is an action-packed time travel novel by Andy Gavin, author of The Darkening Dream and creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, even his own mother can’t remember his name. And girls? The invisible man gets more dates.

As if that weren’t enough, when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously.

Still, this isn’t all bad. In fact, there’s this girl, another time traveler, who not only remembers his name, but might even like him! Unfortunately, Yvaine carries more than her share of baggage: like a baby boy and at least two ex-boyfriends! One’s famous, the other’s murderous, and Charlie doesn’t know who the bigger problem is.

When one kills the other — and the other is nineteen year-old Ben Franklin — things get really crazy. Can their relationship survive? Can the future? Charlie and Yvaine are time travelers, they can fix this — theoretically — but the rules are complicated and the stakes are history as we know it.

And there's one more wrinkle: he can only travel into the past, and she can only travel into the future!

A lavish production with a cover by acclaimed fantasy artist Cliff Nielsen and twenty one full page interior illustrations by Dave Phillips.

About Andy Gavin
Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Friday, March 8, 2013


The Chronicles of TrellahThe Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain

"The World's Toughest Book Critics" have weighed in, and it's high praise for Trellah! "An excellent choice for readers eager for a suspenseful, emotionally satisfying fantasy adventure." -Kirkus Book Reviews Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start . And don't stop. And finally, her little brother is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah - a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties - convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she'll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe. Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror. The upcoming deluxe edition of this book will include illustrated paintings by artist Ryan Penney. Below is a sample of this talented artist's work. Purchase this book on Amazon.

Our review: The Chronicles Of Trellah, The Perpetual Rain By Author T.S. Graham was provided to Me In Exchange For And Honest Review. 

This book takes the reader to an alien realm.  After a microburst storm causes problems on earth in a neighborhood where a few children are abducted. The book tells the story of how the families of these children work together to seek out and find them. As they search together, they encounter many strange alien creatures living out their different alien lifestyles. I consider this book very interesting and a wonderful read. This book is perfect for young adults who enjoy Sci-Fi. I give this book five stars. 

About Author T.S. Graham

T.S. Graham was born and raised in midcoast Maine. He has worked as a sea urchin diver, fish monger, home renovator, and in several group homes for children and adults with disabilities. His original screenplay, Stone's Point, written as Clint Elliott, has won multiple awards. He studied English Literature at the University of Southern Maine, where, despite developing a strong dislike of the traditional curriculum focused on old, dead (and boring) scribes, he somehow managed to graduate with honors. His greatest influences are writers like Stephen King and Michael Crichton, whose talents would have allowed them to write more literary fare, but they chose to thrill and entertain instead. He now lives on a horse farm with his beautiful wife and five daughters, two poodles, two cats, two happy turtles, four playful ferrets, three fish, a corn snake named "Tiger," dozens of chickens, and, of course, four awesome equines. The Chronicles of Trellah, Book One: The Perpetual Rain is his debut novel. Follow T.S. Graham Website | Facebook | GoodReads The author is giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card. This tour will begin February 14th. a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow The Tour

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Nobody has to know Book Review and Tour

Nobody Has To KnowNobody Has To Know

Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. NHTK is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love.

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  "A haunting, briskly-paced page turner that explores the darkest recesses of the human psyche while propelling the reader through an intricate series of hair-raising twists and turns. Nobody Has to Know is a masterfully written tale that is expertly told. Frank Nappi knows how to entertain the reader from start to finish." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille

About Author Frank NappiFrank Nappi

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story and the just released thriller, NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, which received an endorsement from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille. Frank is presently at work on a third installment of his Mickey Tussler series and his next thriller. He lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony. Follow Frank Nappi Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

 I started this book and realized it was very different from the books I had been reading. The beginning was interested - and then it took a twist. When I was about 1/3 of the way through the book, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to continue reading it or not. When I hit the 1/2 way mark, it took another twist. With this I was unable to put the book down!!
With having a child who is a teacher, it seemed to really hit a certain place with me. But I did enjoy the way that the author kept adding twist to the storyline. It is amazing what trouble high school girls and a young cute male teacher can get into. Or do they??
This book had more twist that I thought possible - but, they were all twist that really make you want to continue reading.
If you are looking for something different to read - I recommend that you read "Nobody Has To Know".
I received a copy in return for my honest opinion

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