Blog Tour & Giveaway: Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen

Yay another blog tour with a giveaway for yah! Read about Byzantine Gold, a new book by author Chris Karlsen. Last year I posted a review of her book Golden Chariot, which was about sunken treasure. In Byzantine Gold, the main characters from Golden Chariot–Charlotte and Atakan–find themselves in another exciting and dangerous situation involving treasure (what else?), terrorists, and a contract killer looking for revenge! Read more about the book and find out how you can win an ebook copy of Golden Chariot and a $50 Amazon GC! Arrr!! (Wait, are we finally going to see some pirates?!?)

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Review: Treason (The Grimoire Trilogy #2) by S.M. Boyce

Finally finished reading the follow up to The Grimoire: Lichgates by author S.M. Boyce! In my review of Lichgates, I mentioned that I had a hard time getting into the book. Luckily, it wasn’t the same with the second book, Treason.

About the book
Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now.

Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned.

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate. — Get this book on Amazon

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Spotlight: Showtime (Marvelle Circus #1) by Chloe Kayne

The weather’s been really nice and cool lately. Not cold enough to make you wanna get one of those nifty snow jackets, but cool enough to make me feel slow and lazy. Now I didn’t want to seem unproductive so today I decided to feature another book from my review pile! Yayyyyy. I feel bad about making these authors wait so long for my reviews, so I’m trying to make up for it by featuring their books in the meantime. Mwahaha. Anyway, I first saw this book on Goodreads and I was intrigue. Check it out, folks!

About the book

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. — Get this book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

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Book Blast & Giveaway: A World Apart by David M. Brown

Today we’re featuring author David M. Brown’s fantasy novel A World Apart. I won an ebook copy of this book from a blog giveaway some time back and I wanted to do a review for the blog tour, but I wasn’t confident I’d be able to read it in time. I still have loads in my review pile!

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On Bad Reviews (a guest post by author Samantha Durante)

Enjoy this guest post by Samantha Durante, author of the book Stitch (YA paranormal/dystopian romance). Here she talks about bad reviews. I’m sure many readers wonder how authors feel when their books receive negative reviews. I, for one, hate giving bad reviews and I always try to be diplomatic and fair whenever a book falls below my expectations. I always try to make it balanced and fair and I make sure to say the review is only from my point of view and others may not share it. Anyway, here’s our chance to hear it from an author who’s had her share of negative reviews. :)

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Blog Tour: Tournament of Chance by S.G. Rogers (Review, Flash Interview, and $25 Amazon Giveaway!)


Welcome to another blog tour! Hah. I know, I’m up to my neck in blog tours again, but I just couldn’t turn down the chance to read books by up and coming authors. Today I have a review of Tournament of Chance and a quick interview with the author S.G. Rogers. I won an ebook copy of this book in a giveaway some months back and when the invitation for the tour came out, I decided to jump in and join the fun. There’s a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway so don’t forget to enter at the end of this post!

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Fall in love with The Sullivans! I ramble about romance novels + there’s a fantastic giveaway!

The Sullivans by Bella Andre is a romantic series about a family whose love know no bounds. There are currently seven books in this series and I read them all in about a week, not in order, mind you. The series can be read out of order as each book is a different love story about a Sullivan family member.

After reading all seven books one after the other, I learned three things.

  1. One must NOT read more than two romance novels in succession.
  2. One must NOT read more than two romance novels of a series in succession.
  3. There is such a thing as too much romance novels (probably the reason for the first two things in this silly list).

Okay, I think I’m just suffering from romance novel overload and that’s likely the reason for the rambling below.

Read moreFall in love with The Sullivans! I ramble about romance novels + there’s a fantastic giveaway!

Fall in love with The Sullivans and win fabulous prizes! (An iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards up for grabs!)

When I heard about Novel Publicity’s biggest blog tour in history, I knew I just couldn’t pass it up even if the tour was for a romance series. I mean, I don’t hate romance novels, but I would prefer a fantasy or sci-fi book over one any time. Romantic novels are full of eye-roll and cringe worthy scenes, but sometimes it’s nice to just turn off the brain and get into the emotional mush and sexy banter.

Anyway, I read the first few books on The Sullivans and I will be posting quickie reviews sometime this week, but for today, please enjoy this guest post by Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the contemporary romance series, The Sullivans. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including special romantic swag baskets for each book, an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards!

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Review and $75 Giveaway: The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich

Hullo! Happy New Year, folks! Welcome to my first blog tour of 2013 (cue: fireworks)! This here’s a review of The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich. Will you look at that awesome cover? It was the cover that reeled me in, I tell you. Look at that pout. Now, go have a look-see at my review and check out the tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post! Woot.

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