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Monday, December 31, 2012

CALLING ALL FANS!!!

Please if you subscribe to me I want to start my feature fan!!!  I want to reach out to my fellow followers!!! 

Please leave a comment and an email at the end of this so I can get some interview questions!!


thank you!!

Jaime

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Book Description

September 20, 2012
 
 
The grandeur of the traveling circus is at its peak in the early 1920s when sixteen-year-old Laila Vilonia is searching for an escape from her bleak future. Behind the gates of the legendary Marvelle Circus, she is thrust into a mysterious world she never knew existed—a paradise populated with outcasts. It’s in this glamorous new home that Laila sparks a controversial romance with notorious sideshow performer, "The Disappearing Man," and learns just how dangerous her new life can be.

Touring the picturesque eastern coast of America, Laila’s immersed in friendship, vaudeville, festivals, sequins, and serial killers. But behind the curtain, a sadistic plan is brewing that will crack the very foundation upon which she’s become so dependent.



Review


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
 
4.5 stars
 Although the circus isn’t my cup of tea err coffee, I haven’t had tea in a long time, it was so beautifully written. Miss Kayne knows how to use her words effectively and paints a very realistic picture.
 Laila is already in trouble from the first page. She has witnessed something she shouldn’t have. Marvelle, the legendary circus comes into the story to rescue her. Well not for the soul extent to but it ends up that way. 
Taken in by Marvelle, she is instantly shown a new life. A better life than the one she wants to forget. Being thrown into studies, duties, boys, and new friendships. Better than she had. EVER.
 Of course with all good things must come bad, lies, manipulation, heartache, and scandals. I was an emotional wreck at the end, I can’t wait for the next one.
 
Good Job Miss Kayne!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Touching Smoke

 
 
Secrets...

Fallon has one. She doesn’t know it, but it will kill her... if she’s caught.

Love...

Isaiah. Her soul mate. Made especially for her. Created especially for her. Designed to be everything she would ever need. But loving him will destroy her.

Betrayal...

Willing to die for her, kill for her, Isaiah must first save her from the monster chasing them — the man that had created them to annihilate the world.

What would you risk for love?
 
 
 
REVIEW
 
My friend Krystal bought this book for me what? a month ago or so and just have been so busy I didn't have time to read it.

I finally got the chance to this week. I kick myself for not reading it sooner.

Mother and daughter constantly on the run, from who? The daughter Fallon has no idea. She just knows that she changes schools way too much. More than most military kids.

I really loved this book. It is a new story line that I haven't read before. Well not to this extent. The possibilities crept into my mind.

I can't wait for the next one.

Thank you Krystal for recommending this one to me!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

VAMPYRE KISSES
BY:
 
ELIZABETH
J.
KOLODZIEJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXCERPT:

Vampyre Kisses Excerpt
By: Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

After a half hour, I decided to sit down for a minute to catch my breath. I ordered a shot and a water to get some liquid into me, and searched around for Mac. He wasn’t visible anywhere over the mass of bobbing heads and twisting bodies. As I continued to look around, I noticed two men at a corner table observing the dancers. One of the men must have felt my eyes on him, because he turned to look at me. He gave me a half smile and got out of his seat to walk over to my table. A slower-paced song with a good beat came on. I looked up into his pale green eyes and he offered his hand. I took it, and he led me to the dance floor. He put his strong hands on my back and we moved to the music. His curly dark reddish-brown hair fell past his ears and framed his flawless oval face, complemented by deep-set round eyes and a pointed nose. He licked his thick lips and showed his perfect white teeth with a small smile. With my heels on, our eyes met perfectly opposite one another. His silk black shirt swayed back and forth as we moved. A few buttons were undone to show his smooth chest. Leather pants hung on his hips that pressed against my bare thighs at different points when we moved. We stared at each other during each song that played; I felt like a feather floating in the warm brisk air.
With a tap on my shoulder, I turned around to find Mac staring at me, then at the man. He put his lips to my ear: “I need to talk to you for a sec.” I turned back to the man and put one finger up to let him know I would be right back. He nodded, and I turned to follow Mac off the dance floor.
“That man is bad news,” he said, his lips next to my ear.

 
 
 
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lil Anchor's Sleigh Ride Blog Tour


James Saves the Moon by Wendy Nystrom
This story was a good little adventure for my little dude. I don't know if I was saying some names correctly but that didn't take away from the story at all!!!
James thinks he can touch the moon because it seems so close on this particular night.  He decides to sneak out, mind you he is only 7, and go see if it can be done.
Along the way he meets a little person and a dragon. On a mission to touch the moon.


Savannah by Jodi Stone
Well even if my boy doesn't like girl stories, I loved it! LOL
Savannah is like most girls with older sisters. Feeling left out and no one wants to play with her.
She decides to take out her pink dollhouse that she hadn't touched since she was two.
Savannah makes a wish that she wanted someone to play with. When she woke up, wow! What a surprise she got!
I liked this story because it wasn't too long or too short. The message at the end fits in all stages of life. I would read this to my niece I know she will love it!!!!!


Waffles and Pancakes Lesson in Bullying by Cindy Springsteen
Let me tell you that I won this book from the fabulous R&M ladies.
I have been hearing so much about this book I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Yes, I am well aware that its a story for children but I am one at heart!!!
Well it came in the mail and if course the boy was "oh for me!" Sigh yes okay.
I read it to him and he said to me "That was an awesome story mom!"
Yes awesome!!


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

COVER REVEAL By Rachel Deagan






Title: The Prophesy
Author: Rachel Deagan
Series: The Star Children Series (#1)
Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 11, 2013
Formats it will be available in: Amazon Print , Amazon Kindle , & Nook on release day.
 
 
 
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Blurb/Synopsis:
“The cards tell me of the children of the stars.”
 
Jacey thinks her life is worthless, when she finds herself in a psychiatric hospital after a failed attempt to end her life; her wounds miraculously healed. Devin, who claims to kill on touch, is also there. When Michael arrives, bearing telekinetic powers, he insists the government, and an even darker, more powerful force, wants them dead. 
 
In a desperate attempt to escape for their lives, the three teens find they must confront an even greater adversary, themselves - and with a Prophesy forced upon them, they must find a way to accept their fate, or rebel together, as one. 


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Rachel grew up in a small town Massachusetts where she most of her time writing about strange paranormal creatures instead of paying attention in class. She has always been considered the ‘dreamy’ one with her head in the clouds. She now lives in Nevada with her two sons, a cat and a rat named Sam.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cover Reveal by Ashley Lavering


Star Cursed
Second Book in the Curse of the Beast Series
By Ashley Lavering
 
 
 
 
 
EXCERPT:
 
Chel finished tying me to the chair and stood. “This is crazy.”
I ignored her comment. “Go down to the basement.”
“Now, I know you’ve lost it.” She folded her arms. “How will this prove that your giant dog is the hot guy that got in your van?”
“I’ll explain later. Just trust me.”
One of her eyebrows rose.
“Please?” I waited for her to nod. “Once you’re down there, I want you to whisper something. Then come back up.”
“Whatever.” With an eye roll, she left the room.
I focused on her feet thumping against the wood stairs and heard the change when they slapped across the tiled kitchen floor. Once the basement door closed, I strained to hear her, but all I caught was a beetle scuttling across the kitchen. Nerves tangled in my gut. Had I missed it?
“If this doesn’t work, I’m calling the loony bin, Tay.” Chel’s voice rang so loud that I jerked back, toppling the chair. I hit the floor with a thud.
Beast’s airy chortle resonated from outside the window.
“Shut up. This isn’t funny,” I told him.
Chel walked through the door. “Geeze, what happened?” She hurried to me. “Are you okay?”She righted my chair with a grunt.
“That depends.”
“On?” She cocked an eyebrow at me.
“On whether or not you’re going to untie me.”
“Oh my gosh. I’m so sorry.” She scrambled to untie the knots.
My hands slipped free and I rubbed my bruised arm. “What kind of friend are you?”
“What?” She startled.
I shook my head at her. “I can’t believe you’d commit me.”
“Wait, you heard that?” Her eyes widened.
I repeated it word for word.
“Whoa, that’s, like, creepy and awesome at the same time. But I still don’t understand how this proves your dog is a werewolf.”
The dreaded moment had arrived and nerves attacked my stomach. “Because, Chel—he bit me.”
Seventeen-year-old Tayla will never forget Beast’s fiery-venom spreading through her body like an infection. Now, with her best friend Chel’s help, she must find a human true love before the last petal falls from her enchanted rose or the full moon will transform her into a wolf forever.
But Tayla never expected that her biggest obstacle would come from inside—a wolf presence threatening to take her very soul. At every turn, the she-wolf exploits Tayla’s weaknesses and gains enough control to sabotage her dates. Tayla struggles to control her unruly wolf and her forbidden attraction to Beast. But can she resist his southern charm, the she-wolf’s attraction to his alluring scent, and still fall in love with a human?
Tangled in a web of wills, Tayla must risk everything to break the Curse of the Beast. With failure and possible death looming overhead, Tayla will do anything to find true love. But will one moon cycle be long enough to conquer her wolf and remain human? Or will she become a permanent member of Beast’s pack? Find out in the second installment in the Curse of the Beast series.
 
Star Cursed coming February 8th, 2013! Add it to your To-Be-Read List.
 
Help Ashley celebrate her release that same day on Facebookwith the fabulous Release Day Diva. There will be lots of fun games, prizes and other fun stuff you don’t want to miss! Blog Tour details coming soon on her blog and on Amber’s Supernatural & YA Reviews.
 
You can connect with Ashley here:
Curse of the Beast Facebook Page
 
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

COVER REVEAL FOR K ANNE RAINES

 
COVER REVEAL

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 Fallen From Grace by K Anne Raines
 
 
 
 
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 SYNOPSIS


Seventeen year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision, trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants and what all of that means for her, those she loves and the rest of mankind.




 
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TOUCHING ETERNITY by AIRICKA PHOENIX(11/29)

 

TOUCHING ETERNITY by AIRICKA PHOENIX





 



 
 
 
 
 
Blurb: TOUCHING ETERNITY
 
What would you choose?
She had everything but freedom.
He had nothing but his loyalty, his wits and his training.
She was a prisoner, a disease, not fit for the world, and she didn't know why. But she did know she wasn't allowed to die, she wasn't allowed to live and she wasn’t sane.
He was a soldier, a protector, but his foundation will be tested when he must destroy the only light in his dark world.
Thrown together, prisoner and keeper, their rebellion will splinter through time, changing the course of history and the fate of the world. Their love will challenge their greatest enemy and immortalize them forever.
Loyalty. Freedom. Love.
What would you risk?
"Let me die."
Pain darkened his eyes. "Never."



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Author Bio:

Airicka Phoenix is the author of TOUCHING SMOKE,  TOUCHING ETERNITY, WANTING & INTENTIONS two stories as part of the Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.

 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

new fan of the week!

Hello all, and welcome to the feature fan of the week!!  Today I was blessed enough to interview one of my best friends from high school.  She follows my blog too, so she's a fan! LOL  I hope you guys like it!!! 





Jaime: Thank u for joining me today Kim!  I really can't think right now lmao

Kim: haha, we can always do it at another time

Jaime:   I need to because I already missed a week lmao

Kim :  shame on you lady

Jaime:  I know LOL

Kim: haha, this is a great interview so far

Jaime:  Okay so Kim is my long time bestie, so if she pops out with random stories,  they are prob NOT TRUE  but alas my Minnie doesn't lie LOL

Kim: Well, there was this one time Jaime was found naked in a room...

Jaime: Bwahahahahh my phone called you Minnie

Kim:  oh, wait, never mind, and tell your phone I don't want to be called Minnie

Jaime:  What????? Hey not Jen over here

Kim:  I am not a mouse!! hahah!!

Jaime:  Lmao     Okay so in that retrospect what book character do I remind you of?

Kim:  wow, I didn't think this were going to be hard questions!

I would say, for sure, you do make me think of Jen from the grey wolves series.

I can totally see you dancing on a bar

Jaime:   Um no u can't,  When have u ever seen me dance on ANYTHING?

Kim:  Yeah, I can.  Well, no I haven't seen you dance on anything, but that doesn't mean it can't happen!

Jaime: UM right....I can't LOL I like to keep my clothes  ON thank you hahahahaha

Kim:  Well, I do to for the most part. Well in public at least.

I don't think that needs to be in the interview haha, but I am sure it will be

Jaime:   Well eh hem same goes here

Kim:  ok, well, for now, I will take your word for it.

Jaime:  Hahahahah you never know, it could be part of the interview (*YES IT TOTALLY IS PART OF IT*)

Kim:  Next question!

Jaime:  Well if YOU could be any character in ANY book or movie....who would you be?

Kim:  Wow, I would love to be so many characters, but if I picked just one, I would say Harry Potter. Not that I want to be a boy, but I mean, I want to go to Hogwarts.

Jaime:  Whoa totally with you there!!! I was going to call you Hermione anyway LOL  Oh! How's Pottermore?

Kim: Pottermore could be better. I think that I fell in love so much with the series and was looking forward to being a beta tester for it, that I was disappointed that it seemed so simple and they are so slow with coming out with the books. But other than that, I will stay with it. ThestralHallow26 :)

Jaime:  Purplesnitch113 Go  hufflepuffs!!!  Lol

Kim: Gryffindor is better :)

Jaime:  Well you guys aren't THAT far ahead of us.

Kim: haha, no

Jaime: And the guys on pottermore hufflepuff chat on fb are awesome

Kim : well, I haven't done anything with them on fb

Jaime: I was fan of the week last week LMAO I had a total nerd moment

Kim: Yeah, I remember you posting something about that. Pretty awesome though!

Jaime:  Yes it was!!!! They are so nice!  So where does you genre of books go?

Kim: Oh, I read everything! Currently, I have been reading a lot of of paranormal romance, but I like history, chick lit, crime/detective, and romance

Jaime: Hmm have u read JD Robb books?  U like a widespan of books!!

Kim:  Not yet. But I do need to. I have read every single Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels, and I love the Eve Duncan books by Iris Johansen, those you should check out!!  I do!! I am an avid reader and can read really fast and retain it all, so I go through a lot of books.

Jaime: I have heard of her!

Kim: She is awesome!

Jaime:Hold on son needs chocolate milk LOL

Kim: haha, get me some too woman.

Jaime: *hands Kim a glass of ice cold chocolate milk*Now where were we?

Kim:  Thank you!! I can drink and talk.

Ready for quickies?

Kim: sure

 Jaime: Favorite cookie?

Kim: Chocolate chip!

Jaime: Dreaded chore?

Kim: Cleaning the bathroom. Boys are gross.

Jaime: Yes!!!!! And they don't even offer to clean the rim!  It's not like WE pee on it

Kim:  I know! I can aim perfectly fine. Maybe they should start sitting.

Jaime: Loooolll YES

Ihe Shining or It?

Kim: It, creepy clown scare me!

 Jaime: LOL  Have u seen it as a grown up? My husband refuses to watch it

Kim: Not funny!! Yes, still creeps me out, but its been a long time. Tell him to man up!

Jaime:  You first

Kim: ok, where is he?  I will tell him



Jaime: He watched it as a kid  Nooo lol not what I meant  Bwahahaha

Kim: haha, its late. I should be in bed, I have to get up in 6 hours haha

Jaime:  So much for quickies  Okay 2 more

Kim: ok, lets go

Jaime:  Fleece or cotton?

Kim Grafing Walker Fleece!

Jaime: Twilight or harry potter? Ooooohhhh good one!!!

*Kim takes a full 5 minutes to answer*

I stumped you didn't I?

Kim: Not fair! Two completly different things!

Jaime:  Lmaooooo

Kim: Harry Potter, I don't like Kristen Stewart yet.

Jaime: Okay okay LOL thank you Kim for joining me!

Kim: Thank you Rita Skeeter for having me!

Jaime:  You go curl up and sleep! And have a great 3 day week  Shut your piehole  LOL Again with Rita

Kim:  Thank you!! I will :) and no I will not, its gonna be your new nickname!

Jaime: Uggghhhhhh fine go to bed LOL  And thanks for coming Mwah love you!

Kim:  haha, I am!! Love you!




























Monday, November 19, 2012

ELFIN COVER REVEAL!!!

Welcome everyone for the Elfin cover reveal by the most awesome Quinn Loftis!!!! 
 
 I am totally honored that she asked me to help!
I wouldn't have told her "no" anyway LOL
 
 


ARE YOU READY FOR
THE MOST AWESOME REVEAL?!
 
I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this!!!!  
 
 
Click HERE to be taken to Chapter 2

 
Elfin
Book 1 The Elfin Series
Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves.
He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves.
Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided.  For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen.
Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep.  The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be.
The questions must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands?