Review of Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous (plus a Giveaway!)

Sparked blog tour

Today I have an intriguing young adult fantasy for you! Check out Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous.

Read more about the book and check out my review. Of course, you gotta enter the blog tour giveaway, too! Go go go!

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Spotlight and Giveaway: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

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Today I have an interesting book for you! Check out The Missing by Jerico Lenk.

Read on for the blurb and check out the blog tour giveaway at the end of this post. And don’t forget to visit the other tour stops for more chances of winning!

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Spotlight: The Beast of London by L.D. Goffigan

Today we’re featuring The Beast of London, book one of The Mina Murray series, by author L.D. Goffigan. This book sounds like something I would really enjoy and I really wanted to review it but I just don’t have enough time right now. I already ordered my copy though so hopefully I’ll get to it soon.

Check out that gorgeous cover! Read more about the book and find out how you can get your hands on a copy!

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Review of Insidious by Victoria Evers (Blog Tour and Giveaway)

Today we’re featuring Insidious, Book 1 of The Marked Mage Chronicles by Victoria Evers! I don’t usually feature romance on this blog but when I read the blurb for Insidious I thought it was intriguing.

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review! You can also read an excerpt if you’re curious! Of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

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Are You Looking for Halloween Reads? Get into the Paranormal Bar & Grille Tour! (Giveaway)

It’s the perfect time for some spooky or scary reading, right? If you’re looking for something to read this season, check out these five paranormal books we’re featuring today!

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Review: UNCommon Bodies (An Anthology) plus a Giveaway!

UNCommon Bodies is out today! UnCommon Bodies is a collection of stories curated by Pavarti K. Tyler that span across genres to explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible.

I was so intrigued by the stories included in this collection that I just couldn’t pass up the chance to read it. One story in particular reeled me in: Skin by Brent Meske: After constant bullying in high school, Patricia vows to change her name and her entire being. When she gains the ability to mold and sculpt flesh, that vow very quickly becomes a terrifying reality. Now isn’t that something?

Read on to know more about this awesome collection of stories and check out my review. Of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway, too. :)

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Spotlight & $100 Amazon Giveaway: I Can See You by Joss Landry

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I Can See You Blog Tour (Jul 28 – Aug 22)

I thought this book had an interesting story, that’s why I agreed to help out in the blog tour and host a guest post by the author. Check out the book and the guest post, and enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win $100 Amazon Gift Card or $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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Blog Tour: Beyond The Pale (A Fantasy and Paranormal YA Anthology)

When I received the invite for this blog tour, I just couldn’t resist. A fantasy anthology of short stories by bestselling writers the likes of Jim Butcher and Kami Garcia? Hellsyeah.

Today we have a guest post, “Prose Lessons by the Pros,” by the editor Henry Herz. If you’re a writer or want to be one, you have got to read this post. It’s chockfull of helpful tips! Also, check out an excerpt from one of the stories, The Children of the Shark God by Peter S. Beagle.

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Review: Eleanor by Johnny Worthen

Aw man, this is the first book I finished this year. Holy crap. I can’t believe I went from blog tour maniac to zero books in about a year. I feel sad about it really, but it is what it is, and hopefully, this book is just the beginning of more books. Yayyy.

Anyway, here’s what I thought of the book. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Shudder (#2, Stitch Trilogy) by Samantha Durante

Today we’re featuring Shudder, the second book in the Stitch Trilogy by Samantha Durante. Read more about this new installment and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a print ARC of Shudder (open worldwide)!

About the Book
It’s only been three days, and already everything is different.Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.

And then there are the visions.

The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and now she can’t shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers – and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world’s sorry history – will soon leave Alessa reeling…

The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante’s shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1) by Noree Cosper

Please enjoy this guest post (titled Voodoo vs Hoodoo) by author Noreen Cosper and read an excerpt from her new release A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1).

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway on this blog! :)

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Discover Your Destiny: Guest Post and Giveaway by author Eleanor T. Beaty

Yay it’s my stop for this awesome blog event, Discover Your Destiny! Read more about Eleanor T. Beaty’s book Souls of Darkness and enjoy this guest post by the author. She talks about seeing spirits–is it a gift or a curse? Uh huh, interesting, right?

Oh, there are TWO giveaways during this event. Yep, you read it right. TWO! Don’t forget to enter to win some awesome stuff and a Kindle Paperwhite! :)

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Spotlight: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Today we’re featuring a new book with another interesting take on the ever popular vampire legend. Read more about the book and even get a sneak preview of the first 6 chapters!

A Shade of Vampire

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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Criminal profiling, forensic psychology, and tarot cards! Check out Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams

Yay another book tour! This is for Rogue Oracle, the second book in the Oracle Series by author Alayna Williams.

I was first drawn to the cover art of this book. Then I read the blurbs of the two books and the words criminal profiler, forensic psychologist, Tarot cards, and divination jumped out at me! Hello, magic words that get me interested in a book! I really wanted to read them for this tour, but I know I wouldn’t be able to finish in time. So, they’re going on my review pile for now. (Ah review pile, you keep growing and growing!)

Anyway, check out this guest post by Alayna Williams. And check out the cover art, the book summaries and the excerpt from Rogue Oracle. Do check them out, friends, do check them out. Thou art awesome. ;)

Read moreCriminal profiling, forensic psychology, and tarot cards! Check out Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams

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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Cover Reveal: Blood Rush (Demimonde #2) by Ash Krafton

Sometimes–well, most of the time, rather–I judge books by their covers. Lovely covers just have a way of making me want to hold them, squeeze them, and call them George. What do you think of this cover?

Blood Rush (Demimonde #2)

Sophie doesn’t believe in happily ever after. These days, she’d settle for alive after sunrise.

Advice columnist and newly-appointed oracle to the demivampire, Sophie Galen has more issues than a Cosmo collection: a new mentor with a mean streak, a werewolf stalker she can’t shake, and a relationship with her ex’s family that redefines the term complicated. And then there’s her ex himself, who is more interested in playing leader of the vampire pack than in his own salvation.

Becoming a better oracle is tough enough, but when Sophie encounters a deadly enemy – one she never dreamed of facing – it will take everything she’s ever learned in order to survive.

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