Review of Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott (plus a Giveaway!)

Today we’re featuring Violet Grenade, a YA psychological thriller by author Victoria Scott. This blog tour is presented by Entangled Teen via Chapter by Chapter and runs until June 9th.

Read on to know more about the book and check out my thoughts on the book! Don’t forget to enter the blog tour giveaway and check out the other tour stops!

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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 The Boy Without a Heart (Defragmenting Daniel #3) by Jason Werbeloff

Aaand finally we get the last instalment of Defragmenting Daniel by wickedly imaginative author Jason Werbeloff. This trilogy is seriously super weird and seriously really good.

Read more about the book, The Boy Without a Heart, and check out my review. ;)

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Defragmenting Daniel #1, The Organ Scrubber by Jason Werbeloff

Today I’m participating in a book blitz for Defragmenting Daniel #1: The Organ Scrubber by Jason Werbeloff. I posted a review of the book a while back and I’m such a big fan of Jason’s work that I’m happy to help spread the word about his crazy insane work. Seriously, it’s crazy good.

Read on to know more about the book, read an excerpt and enter the giveaway!

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Review of The Organ Scrubber (Defragmenting Daniel #1) by Jason Werbeloff

Today we’re featuring a crazy, graphic, horrific, awesome science fiction book by author Jason Werbeloff – The Organ Scrubber, part one of the Defragmenting Daniel trilogy.

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review!

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Review of Vapor Trail by Dick Hannah

I always gravitate towards science fiction and fantasy, but I also like picking up some suspense or mystery/thrillers every now and then. And today I have one for you! We’re featuring Vapor Trail by author Dick Hannah. I had the chance to review his first book a couple of years back. Vapor Trail is his third book and it’s a good one.

Read on to know more about it and check out my thoughts on the book.

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Blog Tour: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer

Here’s another blog tour and giveaway for you guys! Today we’re featuring The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Amazon bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan. I’ve had Laxmi’s book The Destiny of Shaitan on my to-read list since forever so I really wanted to help spread the word about her latest book.

The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer is a character-driven YA thriller with an awesome female protagonist who’s set to take Bombay by storm, even if it means putting her life in the balance.

Read more about the book and check out the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win ebooks, signed paperbacks and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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Spotlight: Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis by Dan O’Brien

Dan OBrien Mobsters Monsters & Nazis banner

Today we’re putting the spotlight on Dan O’Brien’s latest project: Mobsters, Monsters & Nazis: a collaboration between the author and Steve Ferchaud, who illustrated Conspirators of the Lost Sock Army and the Loose Change Collection Agency.

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Books to Movies: Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Angels and DemonsBasic info. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown was released in 2000. The movie came out in 2009, a couple of years after The Da Vinci Code came out. The movie brought back Tom Hanks and also starred Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, and Stellan Skarsgard.

What’s the story? Renowned cryptologist Robert Langdon is called to decipher a mysterious symbol that was branded on the chest of a physicist murdered inside a research facility. He discovers that the symbol points to an ancient underground brotherhood called the Illuminati. It seems the secret organization has surfaced to do some damage to their supposed adversary, which is the Catholic Church. To make things even worse, someone planted a bomb somewhere in the Vatican, where cardinals of the world are gathered to choose a new pope.

Which one did I experience first? I saw the movie first and later on I decided to read the book so, you know, I’ll know the real basis for the movie. By that time, The Da Vinci Code was already out for two years and everyone already knew the Robert Langdon character, and I think everyone was just curious about the ‘new’ Dan Brown book-based movie. So you know, me included. I wanted in on the bandwagon. Hah.

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Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review – Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen

I think this is the fifth to the last blog tour I have for this first half of the year! In this new book, Byzantine Gold by author Chris Karlsen, the characters from Golden Chariot (book #1), Charlotte and Atakan, go on another exciting and dangerous treasure dive. Check out the book and enter the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon GC, ebooks, and t-shirts!

Byzantine Gold

A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.

Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.Goodreads

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Review: Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

A few weeks ago I had a blog tour stop for the book Submerged by author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. I finished the book a few days after I posted the tour stop, but only got around to doing my review now. Here it is!

About the book

Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate…

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn’t the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger’s calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right. — Goodreads.

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Book Blast and $50 Giveaway: The Newstead Project by Melanie Schulz

Howdy, folks! I have another book blast and giveaway for you! This is going to be my last one for this half of the year. I still have blog tours spread out until June, but this is the last book blast. I’ve decided to scale down on the blasts and tours so I can blog more about ‘me’ stuff and focus on writing awesome posts. Hah. ;)

Having said that, check out The Newstead Project by Melanie Schulz. I really really wanted to review this, but I know I didn’t have the time. Let me know if you find it as intriguing as I did! Don’t forget to join the giveaway! :)

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Today, we’re featuring Submerged by author Cheryl Kaye Tardif. I’m currently reading the book and it’s pretty interesting so far. I’ll be posting my review soon! For now, read more about the book and see if it’s something you’d be interested in!

Cheryl’s holding a tour giveaway, so don’t forget to check that out as well!

From Cheryl Kaye Tardif, the international bestselling author that brought you CHILDREN OF THE FOG, comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you breathless…

“Submerged reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl.” —Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds

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Cover Reveal: REDEYE by Michael Shean

This sinister cover, my friend, is none other than that of REDEYE, the second installment of author Michael Shean’s The Wonderland Cycle. I haven’t read the first book, Shadow of a Dead Star, but I’ve read and reviewed the author’s other book Bone Wires.

The Wonderland Cycle
is set in the same world where Bone Wires took place so I’m pretty sure these are cool reads, too. Check out the book summaries below!

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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 & Giveaway: Golden Chariot (Dangerous Waters, Book 1) by Chris Karlsen

Today’s my review stop for Golden Chariot, book 1 of the Dangerous Waters series by author Chris Karlsen. I signed up for this tour because the book summary said something about a sunken ship! You know what that means–pirate treasure! Aarrggh! (Um, yes, I have a very extensive criteria when it comes to choosing blog tours.) Anyway, quickie review down below. Be sure to check out the tour-wide giveaway at the end of this post.

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