Eternity By Laury Falter Spotlight w Giveaway part II

Hello everyone! Today I would really like to share this WONDERFUL set of books by an awesome author! If You missed my first part, which was all about book one ( I definitely gave it a 5 PAW review), you can go HERE! PS That one has a REALLY big giveaway- which no one knows yet, but you do now- we’ve changed the giveaway from an ebook to a signed copy 🙂 I love her for the offer to give books away to not JUST me but to you guys too! I LOVE THEM!!! So now, let me show you… and don’t forget to watch in the coming weeks for book three. 🙂

Eternity (Guardian Trilogy, #2) (print version)

Synopsis from goodreads: Maggie thought she was safe until an old enemy arrives in New Orleans with a dire threat: A battle is on the way.

With only a few days to spare, she and Eran embark on a path that is expected to prepare them for the world’s most evil creatures. But what Maggie discovers is far more disturbing…the truth behind her identity and why their enemies will never give up.

My Review:

And it continuously gets better while still surprising me! We’re getting more deep into the world of the fallen, and we’re learning more about them and how they work. We’re learning that there’s even bigger, badder guys! All the while having characters who grab us by the hair and don’t let go! Ok that sounds painful and I don’t mean it that way. I do mean it that I was on the edge of my seat while reading and just HAD to know what was gunna happen and who would jump out of the dark corner at you next!

Maggie is in deep doo-doo! Lol she’s got even more on her plate as she learns more about her role to play. She’s got a family she loves- even if they aren’t blood. She’s got a boy she loves- even if it’s complicated. And now, not only does she need to protect them, she really needs to keep herself alive all the while trying to balance life and do her part! I think she’s still growing as a character and I love her more for it!

Eran…. Well, he’s complicated but at least it’s for the right reasons. Even Maggie is starting to actually agree with their difficult relationship balance. He’s so cute when he gets all serious! He really does value her life over his and its beautiful!

We have the same- totally awesome- characters returning, and we’re getting some new ones! I’m definitely liking these! I love the roles each plays out to Maggie, especially the bad guys! It’s too bad they are all bad guys, as sometimes you can’t help but like that particular bad guy… *cough* Marco *cough* he’s a very intriguing character to me… But I somehow don’t think he’s one to be the “good” bad boy!

There is something special about the way this author writes. She does some fantastic things with spinning a supernatural creature that’s been done many times and having her own take! And her “trips” she has Maggie take, let’s just say that everyone will fall in love with Maggie and Eran all over again! I absolutely cannot wait to jump right in to book three! I’ve found another author to stalk- plain and simple- because she’s that good! You should definitely be reading this series! 5 TIME TRAVELING AWESOME PAWS!!!
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About the author:

Laury Falter

*Ms Laury, I borrowed this to share from your blog* I’ve been secretly writing for most of my life, hiding short stories under my bed and in the back of the freezer, because my dad said this was the safest place in case of a fire. Yes, that still embarrasses me to this day. But I was a dreamer, a writer before I ever sat down at my Brother typewriter to ink out my very first novel. That story is long gone, thrown out with the frostbitten chicken legs. I’ve moved on to better works now, which I actually allow the world to see. In fact, my debut novel, Fallen, hit Amazon’s Top 100 list in three genres, and the remaining two books in the trilogy (Eternity and Reckoning) did the same. Wahoo! I never – not in my grandest dreams – ever thought that would happen. And the truth is, if it hadn’t been for Babs, my twin sister, I would never have put any of them out there for you all to read. She just happened to like the books enough to insist, demand actually, that I put them online.

Fallen was written after work and on the weekends, and as a means to escape the humdrum of daily life. It’s sort of wonderful to land in a world where you can walk through it without being run over or shot at or blown up (which actually happens to Maggie in the Guardian Trilogy) without having any serious bodily harm done to yourself, don’t you think? And when a sexy man from your past appears out of nowhere to save you, well, what could be better than that? Funny thing is, once I put Fallen online, it sat there. I didn’t say a word about it to anyone – except my immediate family and a smattering of close friends – and went back to work on other projects, serious ones, like grocery shopping, laundry, and vacuuming. Important stuff. I had no idea that readers out there might be interested in a sequel, at least not until I wrote and released it two years later. That was when Fallen and Eternity began creeping up the sales ranking charts, and I thought, hey, maybe the readers would like me to finish Maggie and Eran’s story. So I wrote Reckoning, summing up their romance with so much passion that I had to literally walk away from the computer and calm my emotions at points in telling the story. I put Reckoning online in December of 2011, and I remember getting so excited to see the first sale come through less than five minutes after it went live. From then on, the Guardian Trilogy blew up, in a good way, the kind of way that made me think that maybe I should give writing a sincere shot.

Now I spend my days with Jameson and Jocelyn, telling their fateful love story playing out in a world of witches and voodoo magic. I still do the grocery shopping, laundry, and vacuuming, only now I do it while figuring out how their love will survive the dangers they face. And it all works out for the best…because it actually makes folding shirts go by so much faster!

Anyways, if you like young adult paranormal romance or young adult urban fantasy, or just want something to do between household chores, please follow me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laury-Falter/196033543803745

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LauryFalter

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lauryfalter/laury-falter-books/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4061922.Laury_Falter

Website: http://www.lauryfalter.com/

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Laury-Falter/e/B0048IOSYO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Giveaway:

I am going to offer an ebook copy of Eternity to a lucky winner! AND, the SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY of Fallen (or maybe one of the others as well) is still going on, so, leave me a nice comment and I will pick a winner, or actually two! If you have already left a comment leave another for an extra entry! 🙂

Other Books:

*click on each cover to take you over to the goodreads page of each book so you can see what it’s all about*

Residue (Residue, #1)

Birthright (Residue, #2)

Savior (Residue, #3)

Prophecy (Residue, #4)

I hope everyone enjoyed today and I wish you GOOD LUCK to win! Thanks extra to Ms Laury who so graciously offered to send me her books – IN PRINT- and THEN offering to send one to you guys! She is putting up that paperback copy out of the goodness of her heart! 🙂 Don’t you just love her! 😀 Happy Reading! Later Gators!! 🙂

Embracing the Flame Cover Reveal

First, I want you guys to remember how much I LOVED book one, and now I get to show you book two’s cover!! Lemme show ya!
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Here is the blurb:
The Stone of Immortality has been protected under the watch of the Draconta for as long as time has existed. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change.

Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins. With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from attaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.

Candace Knoebel
Author of the Born in Flames trilogy
Website & Blog
So do ya love it as much as me?!! 🙂 I’m so flipping excited!! It’s gorgeous and it’s gunna be sooo good!! Happy reading and later gators!

Finding Valor Cover Reveal

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So you guys should know by now how much I love Ms Charlotte Abel and I’m DYING to read this one- but first I should show you the cover! LOL… It will be the last of the Channie series *sigh* which makes me happy and sad at the same time! Ok here we go!

Channie has been kidnapped by her momma and Josh’s memory was wiped clean. In this final book of the series, their journey doesn’t get any easier. They must rely on all they’ve learned and all they’ve overcome just to survive. But as the mage war escalates, the choices become harder. It’s not just their lives and love on the line. The power hungry leader of the Veyjivik clan will do anything, including murder, to accomplish her goal of world domination. Josh must leave behind the boy he was and embrace his heritage to become the man he was meant to be, or all will be lost.
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Author Bio
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Charlotte Abel was born and raised in Oklahoma where she met her soulmate, Pete. She chased him to Boulder, Colorado and finally convinced him they were meant to be together forever. They’ve raised three kids, two ferrets, three dogs and countless hamsters — and are still happily married.

She’s in love with “real” life and paranormal romance. When she’s not reading or writing, Charlotte enjoys hiking, bicycling and primitive archery (although she’s never shot at anything other than a target!)

The final book of The Channie Series, “Finding Valor,” will be available in Spring of 2013.

Look for “River’s Remorse,” the second book of “The Sanctuary Series” in late 2013.

www.CharlotteAbel.com
www.TheChannieSeries.com

Well guys, what do you think! I actually really like this one!! I’d love to know what you guys think 🙂 happy reading and later gators!

The Forever Girl Review Tour

First, I signed up for this review tour because the cover just caught my attention, but then I loved the story, so I’m thrilled that I did! 🙂 And to top it off, I’m the opener!! 🙂 I kinda love that because I get to show everyone my goodies FIRST LOL! Now let me show ya what I got for you 🙂

The Forever Girl
(Forever Girl #1)

By Rebecca Hamilton

“Whatever you do, fight.”
Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.
Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Forever Girl will appeal to lovers of paranormal fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror.

Purchase Links

My Review:

Let me start off by saying this one story made my jaw drop about 4 times… Which is quite hard to do. And we don’t “actually” have vampers but something, in my opinion, a little cooler if a lite different. YAY FOR DIFFERENT LOL! There are things in the world that maybe we don’t realize is happening but just because we don’t see them doesn’t make it true. And there’s plenty of goodness to go around, we’ve got the paranormal, the romance, the scary bad guys, a little tragedy and a big mystery that wraps itself up!

Ok, I’ll talk Sophia first. In the beginning she started off slightly depressing. She’s lost her family, she has basically two friends, she’s struggling with the town folk, and she’s got this little affliction that all of a sudden gets worse. At first, I wasn’t loving her, until she really catches on that in order to let people in, you’ve got to let yourself be, well, yourself. She had so many fears! But she definitely grows as a character and by the end I was very much a fan of Sophia! That’s exactly what I like to happen! I do believe she’s got some room to grow in the future but I’m just so proud of her lol

Now lets talk Charles. A lot of times, I wanted to slap him! Hahaha he’s mood, he’s secretive, he’s not quite so forthcoming in information and he’s closed off. BUT by the time he finally opens up to Sophia and tell her she has to do the same- I was hooked! He’s different from the normal leading male boyfriend interest. He is willing to give up his life to protect Sophia but he’s not willing to give up “himself” until the end- yes I know it’s vague but I will NOT spoil this one for you. He’s hot very valid points and at first you don’t get it. All part of the mystery 😉

there’s some excellent secondary characters here- one who will BLOW YOUR MIND in the role they play- or at least they blew mine away! All I can say is WOAH that’s intense and slightly off kilter lol! The writing is pretty awesome. She played her hand of cards very well when she played this one out. It works to keep the reader interested and it’s perfect to introduce what I hope will have continuations! There needs to be a sequel SOON! And the plot wrapped up with “what and who” Sophia is was just fantastic! Well done 🙂 I’m going to go with a 5 PAW rating- especially because of what Charles turned into at the end for the fight scene! I mean way to think out the box and pick the MOST SURPRISING animal EVER!! See if you wanna know you should just read it 😉 take it from me, you’ll like it!

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About the Author:

Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and three kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit:

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Tour Schedule:

I hope you guys enjoyed today and I hope you check this series out! I am dying to get my hands on the next one! 🙂 Happy Reading and Later Gators!

Never Forget Blog Tour w Giveaway

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Today I’ve got a little something for all my romance lovers, especially those of the coming of age type stories! 🙂 Lemme show ya! 

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Synopsis: 

A city girl.

A small town boy.

A summer they’ll never forget.

Spending the summer at her Grammy’s in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis ‘Lexy’ Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson.

Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He’s the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there’s a problem – she can’t seem to keep him out, even though she knows he’ll break her heart.

As Alec slowly strips away Lexy’s defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.

As her world is shaken to it’s core, Lexy’s self made prediction comes true when she discovers she’s spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she’s ever trusted, she falls apart.

And when Grammy tells her that ‘you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you’ll always end up where you’re meant to be,’ she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it’s been in Devon the whole time.

My Review is to be coming soon* (sorry I got crazy and fell behind, but I promise to get it to ya!)

Author Interview:

WELCOME!! First, tell me a little about your book and why you wanted to write this particular story….

Never Forget is a New Adult Contemporary Romance set in my home county of Devon, England. The idea was born when I – very randomly – had Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey stuck in my head. I was cooking dinner and after making a few initial notes, I let it stew until I was unable to ignore it. I don’t think it’s a matter of me wanting to write it, it’s a matter of me having to. I was sucked entirely into Lexy and Alec’s world.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

I think I was so young any beginnings of an interest I can’t even remember – so I think I always knew. When I was little, I did tell everyone I’d be a writer one day. I was right, apparently.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?

My first book, A Magical History, book 1 in The Mauve Legacy was inspired by a love of Young Adult paranormal novels and an equally strong interest in the Salem Witch Trials. From that combination, the story of Lily Mauve was born. It’s also strongly woven with themes of Wicca, from the spells, goddesses worshipped and there’s also a Wiccan-style funeral ceremony in one of the later books.

I also had a counselling course at the beginning of last year for a tough part in my early teens and needed a vice for my emotions. Writing about Lily became my escape from the emotions I was bringing back up. I never expected it to become what it has!

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Sometimes, like with Never Forget, I’ll draw on reality. Despite Lilac Bay being a fictional village, it’s made up of real places I know and love. (I actually couldn’t choose one place, so I put my favourite bits together. It’s like a dream town!) Some of the stories Alec’s Mum shares with us are real – one was a story my mother-in-law told me about my hubby and another was shared with a me a friend.

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books?

I don’t. Sometimes I’ll go into a story with a clear idea, other times it’ll smack me in the face leaving me as dumbstruck as my readers. You can guarantee I’ll cry every time, though.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

I honestly don’t have much time to read (my two year old daughter sees to that!), but I’m currently working with my critique partner on her début novel. I’m very excited about it, so you should all go and search for True Connection by Rachel Walter on Goodreads!

Who do you look up to as a writer?

Enid Blyton is my number one idol. I was getting lost in the worlds of Mallory Towers and The Twins at St Clares before Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games were even dreamt about. Enid Blyton carried me through my childhood.  I still have my books so I’ll share her stories with my daughter, too.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book? 

Of course. In my eyes, Never Forget will never be perfect. About half an hour before coming to this interview, I submitted the files for print to Createspace. I’m refraining from touching the file because I just know I’ll need to reword something. As an author, you find fault in your work where no-one else will – you just have to remember that no-one else will!

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Oh.. Endings. Yeah. I’m not good at those. I think it’s why all my planned novels that were originally stand-alone novels have planned companions.. I get a little too emotionally invested in my characters sometimes!

What book are you reading now? Or what genre? My followers love author’s opinions!

Nothing. * hides * But, I am reading New Adult. It helps to read your genre, and there are some really good New Adult books out there! Young Adult Fantasy still rates high on my list, too.

Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?

I made the cover! I’ll be honest – I don’t have the money to hire someone, so it’s a matter of necessity really. I have too many solid ideas of what I want to hand it over to someone, I think.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

True love is infinite, if only you believe in it.

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?

Jen. Without a doubt. (Although, I think I’m half her. We have the same wit. It’s a British thing.)

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

Mythology by Helen Boswell and Light of the Moon and The Witch’s Curse by David James. All three books are wonderful stories! And the authors are pretty cool, too. In fact, Helen is my proofreader. She can consider this her payment. 😉

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

That they’re all awesome, and I couldn’t continue doing this without their support!

Thanks for having me, Maghon! It’s been fun. 🙂

Thanks so much for coming over and having such a blast with me!! 🙂 You’re welcome back anytime! 

Author Bio:

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By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine and writes books.

She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She has two new series planned as well as her New Adult Romance, Never Forget, due February 2013. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes.
Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller – and this makes Emma excited.

Where to stalk: (they’re all links)

Smashwords Profile Page   Amazon Author Page  Goodreads  Facebook Fan Page  Blog

Twitter : @EmmaHartAuthor

Giveaway:

Since the lovely author is international herself, and she wants to make sure everyone is included, she is having two separate giveaways! So I will list them below…Each one os for 1 signed copy+ swag and then 1 EBOOK copy.

International

UK

 

Tour Schedule:

 Never Forget Blog Tour Feb. 22- Mar. 8

February 22 – kick off blog tour

Emma http://emmahart93.blogspot.com/

Crazy Book Chicks http://crazybookchicksafterdark.blogspot.com/ Alec Interview

February 23

Michelle Nicole www.authormichellenicole.blogspot.com release party

Momo- http://booksoverboys.blogspot.com Guest post, promotional stop

February 24

Jodie O’Brien http://fabfuntantalizingreads.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/YaTeenReaders Author Interview/Review

February 25

 Traci Http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com  Review

Ava Smith Avasmith.org author interview

February 26

Maghon Thomas https://magluvsya03.wordpress.com Author interview, review, guest post, giveaway

                                 Danielle Sibarium http://www.daniellesibarium.com/blog Alec Excerpt        

KK Hendin www.kkhendinwrites.blogspot.com Review

February 27

Kristen PenandMuse.com review/ character interview

Tobi Helton- http://forgetthehouseworkimreading.blogspot.com Review/Guest Post

February 28

Tess Watson http://tessmw.blogspot.com/ Author Interview/ Review

Cylithria Dubois http://cylithria.me Author Interview

 

March 1

Priya – http://priyakanaparti.com/ (guest post)

Jolie Hudson http://joliehudson.wordpress.com/ Review, Carl Interview

March 2

Doodle- http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com Review, Author This or That Interview

Carly Jayne http://ramblingsofalogophile.blogspot.co.uk/  author interview

Brittany www.brittanyblabsbooks.blogspot.com Review

March 3

Michele supagurlbooks.blogspot.com interview with Jen

Luis jllicea.blogspot.com Review

Mary Elizabeth http://www.maryelizabethscrazybookobsession.com/ Review

March 4

Rachel Walter http://rachelwalterauthor.blogspot.com/ Bing Interview

Laura http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.com Review/Guest Post

March 5

 Pereza Mulanax-Thompson pezzrambles.wordpress.com (Promotional)

Jessica Watterson www.bendthebind.blogspot.com (Review)

March 6

Desi http://fantasyinyourmind.blogspot.com/ Lexi Interview

Michelle Muto http://michellemuto.wordpress.com/ promo stop

March 7

 Christianna Marks http://thewhiteunicornfiction.blogspot.com/  review + character interview

March 8 –last day

Emma http://emmahart93.blogspot.com/

 http://crazybookchicksafterdark.blogspot.com/

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and I wish you ALL GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂 Happy Reading and Later Gators!! 🙂 

Beneath Cover Reveal by Cambria Hebert

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I’m late, *sorry CAM!!* but I NEED to show you the new upcoming novella that’s *SIGH* part of the end of the Heven and Hell series… I am already crying about this, but since I beta read this book, I really needed to tell you HOW AWESOME IT IS!!! Seriously, Emma is just fantastic! Now enough from me, Here ya go! 🙂 

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Beneath

Heven and Hell #3.5

Where I came from everything is perfect. Everything is beautiful and predictable. Life isn’t measured by days, but by infinite joy that never ends.

But it did.

When I fell in love with a man who was perfectly imperfect.

The price for forbidden affection was steep and my beautiful white wings withered and died around me.

I was fallen. I am fallen.

Years have passed, and I’ve learned the true meaning of time. I’ve learned to build a wall around myself and exist alone. Yet, when he looks at me… the heart beneath my armor trembles.

But I must remember.

I must remember that I might not have anything left to lose, but he certainly does. And risking him is something I won’t do. So I lock my feelings where they belong.

Beneath.

About the Author:

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

 “Like” her on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambria-Hebert/128278117253138

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cambriahebert/pins/

GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebert

Cambria website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

My stalkee is fantastic, and she definitely has a blessing by the cover Gods 🙂 LOL I can’t wait til I can post my review for this one! And try not to cry as we come to an end of a wonderful series! Congrats love, you are now big and famous and extremely loved!! 🙂 

What do you guys think? Do you love it like I do? Thanks for stopping by, happy reading, and later gators! 

Ghost Light Cover Reveal w Giveaway

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this! I am showing you the cover today but coming up soon, I will be spotlighting each book in the series as part of a blog tour and I really like this series! So let me show you the goodies! 

Ghost Light cover reveal

Title: Ghost Light
Series: Ivy Granger #2
Author: E.J. Stevens
Imprint: Sacred Oaks Press
Release Date: July 9, 2013
ISBN: 9780984247592
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Tagline:  Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she’d seen it all…until now.

Full Description:

Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she’d seen it all…until now.

With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it’s bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear–Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.

Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she’s in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?

If Ivy doesn’t find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.

GHOST LIGHT is the second novel in the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.

If you’d like to check out the first two books of the series, you can click on their covers below to check them out on goodreads. 

Shadow Sight (Ivy Granger, #1)

 

Blood and Mistletoe (Ivy Granger, #1.5)

 

And now, let me show you the giveaway!

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This pendant and sticker are what’s up for grabs! And the rafflecopter is HERE– if it doesn’t work please let me know 🙂 And GOOD LUCK!! I hope you guys like the cover- I DO! And I will see you guys again-the first part will be in April for the blog tour stop. 🙂 Enjoy! Happy Reading and later gators! 

Tied Cover Reveal

Ooooh, I’ve got a beautiful cover reveal coming from the lovely J Taylor Publishers! It’s pretty awesome and I totally cannot wait to read it as well! So now let me show you! 

TIED by Laney McMann

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Fire Born #1

by Laney McMann

Release Date: September 9, 2013

Target Reader: Young Adult

Keywords: FictionParanormal RomanceUrban Fantasy

Back of the Book

Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either. 

Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares. 

Or is that all in her head?

Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.

No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?

The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first. 

In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal  of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.

Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?

The answer may never be far enough … away.

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So what do you think? Will you be picking this one up with me? 🙂 Happy Reading everyone and later gators! 

The Chronicles of Kerrigan Blog Tour Part Two

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Hey everyone! I’m gunna apologize once more for yesterday’s crazy. Today, I’m back again with Part Two and let me just say this series just keeps getting better!! 🙂 Don’t forget if you missed yesterday’s top, it’s HERE! I have lots to show you today so I’ll jump right in! 

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Rae of Hope

The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book One

W.J. May

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)

ASIN B00B1NNFR0

Number of pages: 248 pages Word Count: 81,000

Amazon   BN   Smashwords

Book Description: How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past? Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed. Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter? As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.

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Dark Nebula The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book Two
W.J. May

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy (Paranormal, Romance, Suspense)

Word count: 85,000 Page count: 265 pages

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Book Description: Nothing is as it seems anymore. Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon, the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness turn into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus. Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help. Has her destiny been written? Or will she become the one thing she hates the most—her father’s prodigy.

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Excerpt:

Dark Nebula, Chapter 1

Tatù

A lifespan is spent, seeking success and happiness. People chase after dreams, careers, ambitions, faith, partners, and money; all in the hope of finding the success and contentment they so long for. The only place we need to search is within ourselves. Our inner powers will move us forward–we must show the world our tatùs. Our capabilities and potential are far greater than anything man has ever done, or will do. We are above mankind–above the law which rules over them.

Notes from Simon Kerrigan’s Journal—two decades ago

“The motto of the Privy Council is ‘to protect at all costs’.” Devon walked a little taller and straighter than he had the last time Rae had seen him, his chest puffed with pride.

“The what? Who?” Rae raced to keep pace with Devon’s long strides as the two of them wove their way through the airport’s parked cars with the sun beating down on them.

Devon stopped, let go of one of the suitcases he pulled and wrapped his arm around her shoulders. “The Privy Council. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but trust me, it isn’t.” He slipped the sunglasses off the top of his head and onto his nose before he started walking again. “It’s the elite of the elite tatùs.”

Rae hustled to keep up. “I get that there’s a company that works with our…talents.” It had been a year since she had learned about the unique group of individuals that she was now a part of. When she had turned sixteen the previous year, she had woken up with a tatù. A fairy covered her lower back with Celtic design and a sun inset throughout. In certain light, the fairy’s wings appeared to sparkle. Different from a tattoo, it had gifted her with supernatural power. Devon was also gifted with a tatù, a fennec fox, giving him heightened senses, super speed, and agility. However, Rae’s power was unique, even in their already exclusive and insular world. She could mimic another individual’s tatù. No one else could do that. Huge, big-time ability. Because of her singular ability, Rae knew she was “of interest” to the shadowy Privy Council, the ruling body of the tatù community. Everyone knew “of” it but no one actually knew anything about it. To have Devon suddenly working for them gave Rae pause. They’d barely emailed or talked over the summer. Strange for two people just starting a relationship…then again, the pesky societal rules against tatùs and romantic relationships might have hampered the communication also. Unsure whether to outright ask Devon why he had been so distant over the summer or leave it be, Rae squinted and tucked a curly highlighted strand behind her ear to buy herself some time. “I don’t understand what the company does, or why you’re working for them now. You’re only eighteen. Are you an intern or something?”

He grinned. “You’ve barely learned about your tatù, while most of us have known before we started school. It’s totally understandable you’re confused.” His warm hand grazed the small of her back.

It sent tingles across the fairy tatù, making it feel like the fairy’s wings were actually fluttering. A pleasant shiver ran up her spine from the contact, and Rae paused to enjoy it.

Devon, who probably knew exactly how his touch made her feel, winked at her before he turned serious. “The agency works to protect those of us tatùed and, if needed, Britain. It kinda works like the James Bond movies. Did you know that the prime minister and government have no idea what the Privy Council actually represents? They only know that it does a darn good job. We seldom, if ever, make a mistake.”

We? Rae nodded, not sure if she liked that her boyfriend considered himself part of this group already, when he had told her nothing about it. Don’t normal dating couples talk about stuff that excites them? Boys are supposed to drone on and on about manly things and girls are supposed to—oh I don’t know—something. He’s so different, it’s like he changed without me. Feeling insecurity rise up, Rae shifted uncomfortably and fought to push the emotion out of her way. She scolded herself, Don’t be so sensitive. Just be glad to be back. She had missed everything at school, not just Devon. Well, mostly Devon, but not only him.

She followed him, zigzagging through the parked cars, trying to keep her heavy suitcase on its little wheels. They stopped in front of a shiny, sleek, black car, which had obviously been created for speed.

“What do you think?” Devon let go of the two suitcases and spread his arms. He looked up and down the car, a smile playing on his lips.

“Whose is this?” She tilted her head sideways, pretending to admire it, all the while trying to figure out the make of the car.

Devon laughed, “It’s mine. My dad and I made a deal. I could pick out a car I liked, and he’d pay for it.”

“I doubt your dad, the new dean of Guilder, would agree to this.” She laughed, playfully elbowing him in the ribs.

“Well, you’re half right.” He held his hands up in mock defense. “I paid for half of it with the money I made working with the Privy Council this summer. My dad offered to pay the other half. A graduation gift, he said.”

“What kind of car is it?” It looked like he had taken it right off some futuristic race track.

“It’s a Lotus.”

“A Lotus?” Rae squinted, trying to place the name.

“They make formula cars and a few road ones. It’s a Lotus Exige Cup two-six-zero.” He stood grinning like a kid in a candy store.

Big boy needs an expensive toy. Rae gently touched the black paint, careful not to let her fingernail scratch it. She half expected Devon to pull out the bottom of his shirt to buff her fingerprints out of his paint job. Instead, he just winked at her and moved to the back of the car.

Devon began loading her suitcases into the boot and back of the car. “If I recall, you only had half this amount of luggage last year.”

Rae shrugged and stretched the kinks out of her back from the long flight, ready for the drive to Guilder Boarding School. To the rest of the world, Guilder was an ultra-exclusive, all-male boarding school deep in the unpopulated English countryside, which had only opened its doors to women the previous year. What they didn’t know, was that Guilder catered only to the tatùed community. Rae had successfully navigated the tricky waters of both a new school and a totally new way of life, despite being the focus of almost everyone’s attention, be it for good or ill. She actually had friends at Guilder, something she could not say of her old school in New York. It helps that everyone at Guilder’s kinda like me. Maybe not exactly like her, but enough that they had something in common. She had missed that over the summer, the sense of camaraderie. It felt good to be back— in England and with Devon. “What can I say?” She held up her palms, trying to make her face look innocent. “Molly taught me how to shop, so I took advantage of the great sales in New York this summer.” She opened the passenger door and climbed in. The expected new-car smell mingled pleasantly with the scent of expensive leather. Molly had been her roommate the previous year, and they had become best friends. “Speaking of new changes…I know we’re keeping our boyfriend-girlfriend-thing a secret,” to say any romantic relationship between tatùed individuals was taboo would be a categorical understatement, “but how come you didn’t email me a pic of the car…Or something?” Anything. Or contacted me more than twice this summer? Two short and basically meaningless emails had been his only attempt at communication. She didn’t say it, but even seeing him now didn’t erase her disappointment. Typical guy.

“I wanted to surprise you with something cool when you flew in. You know how hard it is to get a Lotus?” He leaned over and planted a quick, hard kiss on her lips before starting the engine. “Missed you. I’m glad you’re back.” He drove out of the airport and onto the motorway with precision and ease.

Either you really wanted to surprise me or you just made that up and you’re avoiding the loaded question. Rae straightened in her seat. Why do I always have to notice and question everything? I’m only making myself miserable. She forced herself to change the subject. “You just graduated last year and already you’re working for this Privy Council?” She still couldn’t grasp his job description. Maybe some sort of private eye or intern superhero? It wasn’t like he had actually answered the question either.

“Hey, what can I tell you? I aced all the tests; they offered me the job. They know at Guilder I’m acting as your mentor, so I got the green light to continue here. Your protection is one of their top priorities.”

Rae stared at him. Part of her was happy to know he would be around. The other part was stunned that the Privy Council would be that interested in her welfare. It creeped her out a little. “You’re pulling my leg. How’d they know about me?”

“Come on, the daughter of the infamous Simon Kerrigan?” He glanced at her and reached over to pat her knee when she rolled her head to look out the window. Fabulous, the one thing about me I want most to forget is the one thing that makes me interesting to the secret squirrels. Devon, mistaking her reasons for withdrawing from the conversation, set out to reassure her. “Don’t worry. No one knows about our relationship, so it’s all good. If the Privy Council found out, they’d definitely send me far away from you.” He shrugged. “Look, this is something I’ve dreamed about doing. Who wouldn’t want to help their country? I’ve spent my entire life following the rules others have set out. Now it’s fun bending them to save the day.”

“It sounds dangerous.” Even with the abilities of his tatù. Not to mention, these dreams of his weren’t something they’d ever talked about. She didn’t understand the fascination or the inclination.

A deep chuckle erupted from his throat. “Now you sound like my mother.”

Ohhh, I can’t resist this one. “I don’t think she wants to protect the same body parts I’m interested in.” She gave him a sly look, fighting back the urge to smile.

“Yuck!” He pretended to gag. “I hope not.”

Rae chuckled, despite her worry. “I don’t want any part of you getting hurt, or in danger. Your mother doesn’t know half of what this world is capable of–”

“Any more than you do. You’re sixteen, newly initiated and only beginning to grasp a hint of your talent. I can take care of myself, and I’ll take care of you as well. It’s my responsibility and my job now…though I can’t consider hanging out with you, work.” He grinned. The adorable dimple Rae loved appeared on his cheek. Yup, definitely missed that.

“Fine.” She breathed out through her nose, a calming technique she had learned long ago. She had just returned and didn’t want to argue. “You win.” She shifted in her seat, taking in his thin, muscular outline. He looked even more handsome since she had gotten off the plane. “Tell me more about the jobs you’ve done over the summer. It all sounds pretty cool.”

“The rush is amazing, and the pay, incredible. Bet I’ll be loaded before I’m twenty.”

Not if you spend money on cars like this.

Devon grinned, his thumbs tapping against the steering wheel. He talked the rest of the drive about the training he and Julian, their friend, had done over the summer.

Rae listened, fascinated, but also noticed he didn’t give specifics about anything. Either the jobs were a secret or he had just spent the summer training and there were no specifics to give. Hopefully it’s the latter of the two.

The motorway turned into a slip road and soon they were driving along the countryside, towards the familiar grounds of Guilder College.

The football fields were full of male students scrimmaging. The oriel windows on the old Tudor buildings were wide open, airing out the rooms in preparation for the arrival of the students who would live there for the next school year. The ivy on the red brick and wood danced in the wind, as though in anticipation. Rae could not wait to get to Aumbry House and to her dorm room. She wanted to see who had already arrived. Molly had e-mailed to say she would arrive the next day. Finally emerging from her own reverie, she realized her cheeks hurt because she had been grinning for a while.

“Happy to be back?” Devon teased.

“Maybe a little.” She shrugged and tried to act like she didn’t care, but the look on Devon’s face told her he didn’t buy it. “Okay, I’m very excited to be back.”

“You’re all right?” Devon tugged at his ear. “You know…with everything that happened… with Lanford, before the summer?”

Rae’s smile slipped and she turned silent, staring out the window as they drove under the bridge that connected the two round towers of the main building. She fought the sense of betrayal and fear that she had kept a lid on all summer long, determined not to think about it. I don’t want to feel like this. She tried to laugh, but it came out wrong, more like a harrumph. “You mean, the headmaster who fooled me into trusting him and let me believe he was on my side?” She didn’t wait for a reply and pointed at one of the towers they’d just passed. “Or do you mean the part where he trapped me in there and tried to force me to finish something my good-for-nothing father started? Or the part where he tried to shoot me and ended up slipping on ice and breaking his head?” She forced herself to stop talking, feeling a tide of emotion starting to well up inside her and fearing the consequences of letting it out.

Devon’s raised eyebrows and hanging mouth made her realize what she had just said.

She reached over and touched his leg. “I’m okay, honestly. I was trying to make a joke; and apparently, I failed. After everything I learned last year, I shouldn’t have let my guard down for anyone.” Tucking an escaped curl behind her ear again, she added, “Except for you, and Julian… and Molls.”

“You’ve just ranted like that, and then say you’re totally fine?” Devon’s voice carried nothing but gentle concern and the promise of support. She had missed him over the summer.

She sighed, pushing her shoulders back and sitting up straighter, mentally pulling herself up by the bootstraps. She needed to reassure Devon that everything was fine. Fake it ‘til you make it, right?

“I can still hear my father’s stupid voice in my head, but I’m going to be fine.” We are above mankind–above the law which rules over them. She dropped her head and squeezed her eyes shut tight for a moment forcing her father’s words out of her thoughts. “Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to get a job with the Privy Council, or act as some secret agent for the government, like you.” And make up for my father being the Hitler of the tatù world. Great job, being the daughter of the world’s evil genius.

Devon chuckled. “I think being away made you a bit crazy. How about you get that massive talent of yours under control before you decide to save the world? And for the record, that’s my job at the moment.” Devon grabbed her hand and gave it an affectionate squeeze.

“You can keep the job…for now. When I graduate, I’ll let you work with me.” She stuck her tongue out at him. She hated to admit it, even to herself, but he was right. My tatù ability is powerful and I barely know how to use it. I might be able to mimic other tatùs, but using them properly is the challenge.

“Thanks for the offer, but secretly dating you is all I can handle at the moment. I don’t know if I could handle working side by side day in and day out and pretend I didn’t have feelings for you.” Devon pulled into the parking area by Aumbry House. He jumped out of the car and opened Rae’s door before she unbuckled her seat belt.

Now that’s the kind a thing a girl likes to hear “Thanks. I–”

“Devon! Ms. Kerrigan!” A pleasant-sounding male voice shouted from across the parking lot, near the Refectory Hall. Rae turned and saw the new dean, Devon’s father, waving as he walked over.

“Hey, Dad.”

Devon stiffened and moved a few inches from her.

“Hello, Mr. Wardell. I mean, Dean Wardell. Congratulations on the new position.” She shifted her weight, making a conscious effort not to look at Devon.

Dean Wardell raised his eyebrows, his gaze shooting back and forth between them. He smiled and rubbed his hands together. “Glad you brought our star student back in one piece. I just wanted to say hello and let you know Headmaster Carter wants to speak with you both, as soon as you’ve unloaded Ms. Kerrigan’s suitcases.”

Rae nodded, still afraid to look at Devon. He had gotten his fennec fox tatù from his father so sharp eyes ran in the family. The last thing she and Devon needed was for anyone to guess at their relationship. Instead, she looked straight at his father. He looks uncomfortable. I must be making it obvious how hard I’m trying not to look at Devon. Have to think of something else. So Carter is staying around as headmaster? That’s…interesting…I guess. She felt her head tilt to the side as she tried to figure out her feelings about Carter’s continued presence on the campus. She had spent most of the previous year convinced he was the enemy, until he had come to rescue her from Lanford. The Dean seemed to relax as she pondered. Crisis averted.

“Julian’s looking for you, Devon. He’s in the room opposite yours. He arrived earlier today.” Dean Wardell turned and smiled purposefully at Rae before heading across the football pitches. “Have a nice afternoon.” Hmm…maybe not so much averted just yet.

Devon and Rae pulled her suitcases from the boot of the car. They walked towards Aumbry House.

“Is it going to be this awkward every time we’re in public together?” Rae whispered.

“I bloody hope not.” He rolled his eyes. “It’s probably ‘cause it’s my dad. he would kill me if he knew there was anything more going on between the two of us besides mentoring.”

My thoughts exactly. But we need positive reinforcement, not agreement on future mutual destruction. “You do have an excellent track record of being the faithful, obedient son. I doubt he’ll suspect a thing.” Rae nudged him with her elbow.

He bent forward towards her, but instinctively straightened up a second before Madame Elpis entered the main lobby.

“Welcome back, Ms. Kerrigan.” Madame Elpis smiled genuinely, her voice a pleasant, almost sing-song tone. “You’re the first here, so you can pick a room on the third floor. I’ll see you both at dinner.” Madame Elpis whistled as she strolled outdoors.

Rae’s eyebrows went up and her mouth hung open. She watched the tall, hawk-nosed, normally austere and perfunctory woman walk with a light skip down the path outside until she disappeared from sight.

It’s the twilight zone. I’m in the twilight zone. Any second now, I’m going to hear that theme music. “What the –?” Rae sputtered. Madame Elpis had been rigid with her strict demeanor the previous year, and her magpie-crow tatù suited her to a tee. She had always been “in the know” and quite cranky at the best of times. Now it seemed as if someone had switched her personality for a that of a happy little songbird.

Devon gently put his fingers on Rae’s chin and closed her mouth. He smiled as he leaned forward and kissed her quickly on the lips. Rae closed her eyes to savor the feeling, Madame Elpis completely forgotten.

“She fell in love.” Devon pulled away. He grabbed two suitcases, dragging them towards the black and white marble staircase.

“She did, and she’s waiting for another kiss.” Rae puckered her lips, eyes still closed.

“Not you, silly. I’m talking about Madame Elpis.” Devon laughed from several feet away.

Rae opened her eyes, heat rising to her face. She grabbed the remaining case and ran to catch up with him. he had already gone halfway up the first set of stairs.

“Holy smokes, Rae. Is half of New York in these suitcases?”

She ignored his question. “Who’s the lucky, or not so lucky, guy?”

“Madame Elpis? Do you remember the English Professor from your first term?”

“Professor Lockheed?” Rae stared at him incredulously. She knew she and Devon were breaking the rules of the tatù world by dating but she simply could not imagine the ornery Madame Elpis stepping even one toe out of line.

“Yeah. Well, not him, but his brother Donald.”

“Donald?” Rae repeated then started smirking.

“What’s so funny?”

“Do you know Madame Elpis’ first name?”

“Not off the top of my head.”

“It’s Daisy.” She had to stop when they reached the first landing, she couldn’t stop laughing.

“I don’t get it.” Devon shifted his weight, one foot on the next set of stairs.

“Donald and Daisy.” She raised her eyebrows. “You know, on Disney? Donald Duck?”

Devon still seemed lost. “She’s got a magpie, not a duck.”

“I can’t believe you’ve never watched cartoons as a kid,” Rae muttered under her breath before following him up the next flight with her head down. She might as well keep quiet. How come no one ever gets my jokes? They’re not that bad. She brought her head up about to explain the joke.

What the—? She froze midstride, startled when a blurry picture began to flash behind her eyes. Small choking noises escaped as her breath caught in her throat. She squinted, trying to get a clearer glimpse of the fuzzy scene. She felt the handle of her suitcase slip from her hand but barely noticed it tumble down the stairs. This had never happened before. Could someone be trying to kill me? Or contact me?

Devon rushed to her side. “What’s wrong? Are you hurt?”

She heard the fear in his voice but could not reply. She gave her head a slight shake and focused on the mental picture. The old dean, now new headmaster, Carter, paced in his office, his hand nervously running through his dark hair as he talked on the phone. Rae could not hear what he said, but the agitation in his body language worried her. The caller on the other end must not be giving him good news.

She blinked. As fast as the image had appeared, it disappeared. Dazed, she realized Devon had an arm wrapped tightly around her waist, gently shaking her shoulder with his free hand.

“Rae…Rae…Can you hear me? Kerrigan! What’s going on?” Alarm filled his voice.

Slowly she turned her head to focus on him. “Sorry. I’m okay. I—it—” She pressed her lips, trying to make sense of what had just happened. Then something clicked. “I had some vision-thing of Carter. That’s never happened before. Right out of the blue, it popped up. I saw him—just now—” She swallowed, wondering if it would happen again. Taking several deep breaths, she relaxed and let her shoulders drop. “I don’t know where I picked the tatù ability up. Not sure if it’s new or a development of another I already have. It was freaky.” She reached her hand around his neck and stroked her fingers through his hair. She had really missed him this summer, and now here he was. He smelled and felt so good. Focus girl, focus. “I didn’t expect it.”

His bright blue eyes stared deeply into hers. After a few moments, he released his hold on her waist and slowly stepped back.

She knew he was not convinced. “Honest, I’m fine. I’m not gonna pass out, or anything.” As she spoke, her mind replayed the mental picture of Carter. He had gotten his haircut, and almost appeared a bit younger.

“What did you see? Is Carter okay?”

“He seemed angry or upset, or maybe both.” She closed her eyes, trying to remember every detail, but it was like trying to remember the details of a dream. She could taste the fear from the vision but could not remember where it had come from. “I don’t know if the image is happening now, if it’s in the past or something that hasn’t happened yet. I don’t get it.”

“I got a bad feeling.” Devon shook his head, his forehead creasing with lines. “Let’s toss your suitcases in a room and go see him right away. Something’s going on, and I’m willing to bet it’s pretty important.” Quick as a flash, Devon ran down the stairs to grab the fallen suitcase and back up ahead of her before Rae could reply.

Review of Book Two:

I am so SO glad I read book one and two back to back and didn’t have to wait! And now it’s back to school with Rae and Molly, and all the HAWT pieces LOL and we are learning how to use our goodies! It’s just such a fun story to read! And there’s nothing lacking for me. Except that maybe I am, of course, always part of Team dude-that-never-gets-picked. HAHAHA I will keep those to myself though! And even though you’ve got some seriousness to these stories, I find myself laughing a ton! 

Now that things are going, everyone is growing a little older, maybe maturing, and I can’t help but saying Molly is totally my favorite! 🙂 It’s such a great series continuation.  We get more of Mr Baddy, Rae’s dad, he seriously is creepy BTW. Things are getting more complicated and there’s always those really difficult decisions… Ah, decisions, decisions… 🙂 There’s some darkness in Rae’s family, and Rae is struggling with things and how they play out. This of course makes for a fantastic suspenseful story. I am trying extra hard to keep spoilers out. 🙂 

We’ve got a lot of returning characters. And we also get some new characters. I love the the author makes her characters all feel like real people. I feel like I am meeting them in person when I read them. And some of them will be friends, some will be foes, and you just never know who to trust! *cue scary music* LOL The story is fast paced, it’s an easy read, and it’s very compatible with all ages, regardless of the fact that it’s a young adult. It’s such a great series and I really look forward to more! 5 MAGICAL PAWS! 

 

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About the Author:

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Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario – St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid
imagination and loads of energy. The youngest of six — four older brothers, and a sister — taught her at a young age to be
competitive in all aspects of life. At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump. She continued to compete, breaking Canada’s JR High Jump record (1.92m – 6′ 3 1/2″ for those metric-ly challenged). She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State  University – winning CIAU’s and becoming All-American 6x – NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more. But you’re not interested in her athletic career – unless of course you’re curious to know she stands 1.70m (5’7″) and has jumped 20cm over her head on more than one occassion. She’s represented Canada at the World Championships, World Jrs., won Francophone Games, and loved every minute of every competition. From the grueling workouts, the crazy weights she
lifted on her back, the days she thought her lungs were going to spit out of her mouth for lack of oxygen, the travelling around the world and the opportunity to read – her favourite past time. Wanita and her husband now run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables – particularly jewelry and porcelain. After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she’d loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off. She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of
Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and where ever else her little muses take her.

Web: www.wanitamay.yolasite.com

Blog: www.wanitajump.wordpress.com

Twitter: @wanitajump

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I sure do hope you’ve enjoyed these two days of coolness. I hope you all check this series out! And as always, Happy Reading and later gators!

The Love Game Cover Reveal

Hello everyone, today I’ve got a lovely cover Reveal for you guys 🙂 Hope you enjoy it! 

The Love Game Cover Reveal

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Synopsis: 

His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.

Her challenge? Play the player.

Until life changes the rules of the game.

 Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he’s everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn’t she say no? She doesn’t know either.

Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her – and he’d do anything to have her, hence why he’s agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it’s the only way he’ll get what he wants. Sex.

 But, as Braden discovers, there’s more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined – and he can’t help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.

 Maddie finds Braden isn’t just a walking erection – he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don’t exactly hurt. That means trouble – but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren’t so alike anymore.

And maybe, just maybe, they’re exactly what each other needs.

 Excerpt:

He slides one of his arms around me and pulls me to him so my back is flush against his chest, both of our arms wrapping my stomach. “See? I’ve got you. It’s fine, Angel.”

“This is crazy. Never again is Megan organizing a date.”

“Yeah, she got a good one with this.” He laughs again and I shake my head.

“No, no, she didn’t. This is terrible.”

“Really? I would have thought that being up against me would be a good thing.”

“Maybe it would be if I could actually focus on the fact I’m pressed against your body.”

“Well, then.” He spins so he’s in front of me, skating backwards.

“Braden, you can’t see where we’re going!”

“That’s your job.”

“Oh my god.” I try looking over his shoulder but I can’t. He’s too tall, dammit. “You’re too tall!”

“Then you just have to trust me.” His lips take mine in a searing kiss and I gasp inwardly, grabbing hold of him tightly. His hands find my waist and pull my hips against him, our speed slowing slightly. He goes to deepen the kiss, his tongue tracing between my lips, and I nip his bottom lip before I open to him. My fingers tangle in his hair as our tongues meet, starting an intricate dance of want.

For a second, I forget the game. I forget the fake relationship. I forget the fact I’m on roller-skates and Braden isn’t-

“Oomph!” Braden grunts, hitting the floor. I laugh, rolling off him.

“I told you we didn’t know where we were going!” I say through my laughter, blades of grass tickling my ears.

“Hey.” He rolls towards me, propping himself up on his elbow. His hair flops down towards my face, casting little shadows over us. “I totally knew where we were going until you distracted me.”

I distracted you? Oh no, mister. You kissed me, not the other way around.”

“And I didn’t hear any complaints about that.”

“Maybe that’s because there weren’t any.”

“Oh, yeah?”

“Yeah.”

“Then let’s try again.”

I think it’s beautiful and the little excerpt makes it sound fantastic! 🙂 Thanks everyone for stopping by! Happy Reading and Later Gators!