The Infernal Detective Spotlight

Hello everyone! Today I have another spotlight and review for you, as well as an author interview. I love when I get to meet new authors and I especially love it when I love their books 🙂 Now let me show you the goodies! As always any of the covers you click will take you to their goodreads page if you’d like to learn more, or add to your “want to read” lists.

The Infernal Detective (Riga Hayworth, #4)

 

Blurb:

Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives.

When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in the bedroom, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée… That’s a problem.

Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer walks away from her pre-wedding party, she believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?

Marrying romance, mystery, and the metaphysical, The Infernal Detective is a fast-paced urban fantasy, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.

“A high-voltage, cleverly-spun mystery that I couldn’t put down. Riga Hayworth is addictive.”

–          Diana Orgain, Best-selling author of The Maternal Instincts Mysteries

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRNYxh2Pf44

My Review:
I will start by saying I did not read any of the first three books, which normally is bad, but here it wasn’t bad. You may not get as much of the original world building and character backgrounds, and a few references from the earlier books, but other than that, I found it pretty smooth. It’s also quite a fun little mysterious ride 🙂 I happen to like supernatural mysteries and this is perfect for that category.

Riga is a detective of the supernatural variety. The book literally starts out at Riga’s engagement party. Her wedding is in a week, she’s got a whole bunch of super important people at this party, including her eccentric aunts, and when she goes to their room for a little break, there’s a dead guy. Her fiancé is smart and calls the police, instructs her to go get copies of their building’s entrance security cameras, and upon returning the dead guy and her fiancé are both gone. Lol And then she sees the dead guy and her fiancé WALKING AWAY! this is an excellent way to start out a book to make it begin with a bang. Dead guys walking around, black magic leaving traces, crazy aunts, mob bosses hitting on her, it’s a hilarious thrill ride!!

There’s some very lovable characters. Her aunts make me giggle. Riga is a well written character and I like Donovan, her fiancé, and the bad guys will swing you for a loop.

I now will be reading the first three books because there was such a fun, exciting, memorable ride! The plot was very entertaining, and had twists and completely action packed! I’m so glad the author emailed me for this one because I found another great book!! 4.5 WALKING DEAD, THRILLING PAWS!

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Author Interview:

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

The Infernal Detective is book four in the Riga Hayworth series. Though the books can all be read as standalones, Riga’s character develops in each of the books, and in this one, she’s on the verge of getting married. I wanted to do something lighter, and inspired by Arsenic and Old Lace, I had an idea of a trio of eccentric aunts who hide a magical secret. This is, I think, the funniest book in the series.

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

It started when I was a kid. Two things happened. First, I was an early reader, and when I was only five I wanted to be a girl detective like Nancy Drew. But by the time I was six I’d figured out that wasn’t a viable career. Then I won a prize in a first grade writing contest and decided the next best thing was writing mystery novels.

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

My first book was a cozy mystery about a woman who ran a company that managed the plants in office buildings. Good characters, but badly written. That was a while back and I can’t remember the inspiration, but I was really into cozies at the time, and I knew a bit about horticulture.

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

Life is weird. And a lot of it finds its way into the books, but modified so as not to be a direct rip-off of real life. For example, I was in Kauai last year and the newspaper was reporting on a series of murders of seals. I’m now working on the fifth Riga Hayworth, set in Kauai, and seal murders are a part of the mystery.

Who do you look up to as a writer?

Ian Rankin. I love his Inspector Rebus series.

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

My favorite new series (to me) is the Samantha Moon vampire mysteries by J.R. Rain. Great writing, strong and oddly realistic (for a vampire) female protagonist, and great concept: mother and FBI agent turned vampire, who’s “condition” forces her to become a P.I.

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

Becky Scheel of Atlanta, GA designed my cover. I’ll usually send her some imagery ideas, and then she’ll develop a cover and then we’ll get on the phone and talk about tweaks. She’s a wonderful and very patient designer.

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

Each of the Riga Hayworth books explores a different “style” or modality of magic, so I get to do a lot of occult research. The Infernal Detective looks at necromancy, which is something I really only knew about from the movies and TV. But it’s quite ancient, and initially based on divination through conversation with the spirits.

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

I admire Riga a lot. She’s very self-confident and direct, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s the spitting image of WWII pinup girl, Rita Hayworth.

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

Buy my books!

About The Author:

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Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy, The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, and The Infernal Detective.

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine.

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Kirsten’s Website: http://kirstenweiss.com

I would like to thank the author for letting me read her lovely book and I can’t wait to read more! I hope you guys check it out too 🙂 I will now leave you with the covers to the other books in this series! Happy reading and later gators!! 

The Metaphysical Detective (Riga Hayworth, #1)The Alchemical Detective (Riga Hayworth, #2)The Shamanic Detective (Riga Hayworth, #3)

The Necromancer’s Seduction Spotlight

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Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing some goodies!! Lemme show you 🙂 

The Necromancer’s Seduction

The Necromancer’s Seduction

The Necromancer Series, Book One
Mimi Sebastian

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/sCnfq9Se7bU

Book Description:

She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.

For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.

Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire.

She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to. But she suspects his job of patrolling the portal separating humans and demons conceals a dark and deadly past that may consume them both.

With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby’s very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.

Excerpt:

Ewan waved me over to an empty expanse of the porch circled with candles of various shapes and colors, casting an ominous glow that barely chased off the shadows skulking around the room. I walked over, steering clear of the screen.

“Will this do?” he asked.

I nodded. “Where’s Adam’s body?”

“In the basement. Do you want it brought up now?”

“No.” Achieve inner calm while peeking at the dead body, worried it’ll pop up and jump on me? Not likely.

“All right then, I’ll leave you alone.” He didn’t move. The lines around his mouth softened. “I want to apologize for last night. I wasn’t acting very gentlemanly.”

“Gentlemanly?” I smiled. The tension eased from my shoulders. “I’d never use gentleman in the same breath as demon.”

“Now I’m offended.” The crinkle of his eyes told me the opposite. “We demons are quite chivalrous.”

“Chivalrous? I suppose you have a white horse hidden away somewhere?”

He’d somehow moved closer during our exchange and grazed my cheek with his finger. “White horse,” he whispered close to my ear, “boring.”

He lowered his lips to mine but stopped short of touching them, tracing my back with his hand, gliding it up my neck to wrap his fingers in my hair. Our bodies were close but not touching; only our breaths met in a hot exchange. He gazed at my lips before possessing them with his own.

I swayed and caught his shoulders to steady myself. I moaned at the electric shock searing a path from my lips to my core. Feeling, tasting him was better than I ever allowed myself to imagine.

Ewan consumed me.

I wasn’t ready to be consumed.

About the Author:

 

Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Scooby Doo. Loving angst-filled romance thrown in the mix, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuts July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.

Noemi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce tid-bits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Noemi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.

www.mimisebastian.com

http://mimisebastian.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/NecromancerSeriesMimiSebastianAuthor

https://twitter.com/SebastianMimi

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13508578-mimi-sebastian

Alright guys! I hope you check this one out! 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 

Rise of the Magi Blog Tour w Giveaway

Rise of the Magi

So, in my year and a half of blogging, I have found some very magnificent books that I wouldn’t have normally heard of.  This series being one of them. Until I signed up as a reviewer for J.Taylor Publishing, I hadn’t heard of most of the authors (PS THANKS JA Belfield for making me stalk you enough to find these!!) and I AM SO GLAD I did! This trilogy has been huge, now that I know about it. And with the final installment, even though I hadn’t read the first two, I had to jump on the blog tour to spread the love. No worries, I definitely can wait to talk about them. Heh, I had a moment, you see right after I was accepted to review for J.Taylor, this was one of the first books I was sent. And…. I didn’t know anything about it, until I started reading it and figured out that it’s not the first book in the series. Even reading into the first several chapters, I knew I needed to get my hands on books one and two. Alright so now that you know these little goodies, there’s been enough blabber from me, let’s get to the fun stuff!!!! CONGRATS to Ms Adams, as I have a feeling this book and series is going to be spectacular!! 🙂 

Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)

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Series:  Lila Gray, book #3

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  J. Taylor Publishing

Release Date:  June 4th, 2013

Keywords:  fae, faeries, elves, selkies, fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, romantic, dryads, paranormal.

 Link to Rise of the Magi on Goodreads:

Imbed Code for the book trailer:

http://youtu.be/h3RMonjcYOo

Blurb:

In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves? 

In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself? 

For Lila Gray, the answer is both. For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.

In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?

Excerpt – Chapter 1

I choked on the black fear unfurling in my soul, brought on by what would come, what always assaulted me the moment I slipped into unconsciousness. It was stupid to think I could run from it for a third night, but shreds of hope were all that had kept me sane. Primal, cold and so dark it blotted out my Light.

Sleep, more terrifying than anything I’d faced yet, claimed me again.

Standing on the balcony of the new fae castle, I gazed over winding rows of ancient shifter houses, each quiet and seemingly content in slumber, in a night that wasn’t dark. Dark and light all at once—a perfect balance, as if the world hadn’t yet decided which side would win, until the red clouds rolled and curled across the sky like blood spilled into water. Flames, intelligent and ravenous, spread from the east, ready to consume everything and everyone until nothing but ash remained. Heat licked at my skin, growing hotter. Knowing it was only a dream didn’t keep sweat from pearling along my face and neck or the blue streak of profanity from escaping to color the air. Heart thundering, I gripped the railing while I stared at the coming storm, brain frozen with the puzzle I hadn’t yet solved.

What are you trying to tell me? What am I missing?

From below, shrieks invaded my ears, thundering across the land until they rose into a deafening clatter of sound. The houses came alive with light, moaning as fae spilled into the cobblestone streets and stared skyward before scattering, each filled with agony and despair deep enough there would be no escape from it. Dying. They were dying. My own scream built in my throat, to tell them I would fix it somehow, that I would save them, but it couldn’t find an escape. Nor would my body obey my commands to move, to help them. To do something. Anything.

The scene changed as it always did. I stared down from far above, my limbs turned to torches of white fire. A globe of light around me cast a white wash over the city, over the fae who still ran in every direction.

From me.

I am the storm.

Wings pounding against the wind reached me a moment before a giant snowy owl arrived to hover before me, those golden eyes shining with rage and fear, both inducing immense relief that Liam had come and blinding horror with some distant knowledge that he should have run, too.

My scream pierced the silence as a wail let loose from his beak.

No. No!

“Wake up, Lila. Please, wake up!”

Warmth on my arm jerked me awake.

Damn near hyperventilating, I scrambled out of bed and landed on my hands and knees on the hardwood without a stitch of clothing on, unsure if the room spun or if I was just dizzy. When Liam approached, his eyes haunted and glassy, a chilled realization hit me and stalled my breath until my lungs ached with need. What if the storm hadn’t been a dream?

Purchase links:

Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble

Bio:

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Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

Links:

Website  | BlogFacebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads 

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Giveaway:

There is an entire paperback set SIGNED to be given away (yes, International entries welcome) for this whole SERIES!!! 🙂 WHOOP WHOOP! So…. GO HERE TO ENTER!!! Dude that’s an awesome giveaway, I suggest you go there now 🙂 

My Review:

I will state that I was bad and read a good portion into this book before I figured out that I really needed to read the whole trilogy for it to become as awesome as it was meant to be. 🙂 Now, THIS is one of the most amazing world building creations I’ve ever read. This are just amazing. I have decided that though things are scary and a little out of control, I’d very much like to take a long vacation to visit there 🙂 The characters are fantastic, there’s not one who won’t leave an imprint on your heart… Hell, even the creeptastic Magi are pretty awesome. The author needs her own zip code or something because she really is a one-of-a-kind writer. I haven’t read anyone who writes in her styles. 

Lila is quite an interesting creature. She has changed so much in the series, each book growing more and more lovable. Also more mature and responsible. Plus, having Liam around is filling her with awesome 🙂 I am going to go with fiesty, spunk as her personality, and though she matured, she didn’t lose herself. She’s pretty kick ass as far as lead female roles go. She’s gone through quite some ordeals throughout the series, and I am glad to see her ending be a good one. 

There are plenty of familiar characters as well as new ones floating around. There’s several who have grabbed a little piece of my heart throughout. I am still so amazed as the world building. It was just flawless, like watching a movie or having a dream, and feeling like you could be there. The plots and twists and action that occurs is pretty mind blowing. It’s very well done, and never gives you the feeling that there was anything missing. I especially love that things played out like they should have… but that’s just my opinion! 🙂 LOL You are going to have to read it to see if you agree with that opinion! I am definitely a fan forever and I am a little sad that it’s over, even though I read the series in just a few days LOL! 5 SCENERIFIC CREEPTASTIC PAWS!!! Can I also add AMAZING to that!! 

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Alright guys, make sure you enter into that giveaway and GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂 I want to congratulate Ms Adams one more time for the gift of writing excellent books! And thanks to J. Taylor Publishing for knowing awesome when it comes around! Happy weekend guys!! 🙂 And as always, happy reading and later gators!!  I am going to leave you with the other two titles of the series if you wanna check it out! 🙂 

The Glass Man (Lila Gray, #1)Shadowborn (Lila Gray, #2)

Blood Rule-Dirty Blood #4 Cover Reveal

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! My most obsessed (alright ONE of my most) series FINALLY has a new book coming out…. Ummm, Stalkee-I am basically telling you I am impatient and you’ve made me wait!!! *sigh* I am totally thrilled. I love Ms Heather! Her writing in unparalleled, especially since she writes me awesome werewolf books… BUT she somehow managed to make me a traitor!!!! I have fallen for her HUMAN, werewolf hunting, ass kicking bad boy!!! Ladies, Alex is MINE…. seriously, I’ve been having chats with Tara, we have an understanding going on right now. LOL Tara needs to just keep Wes (who is totally awesome BTW) and I’ll just slip in and snag Alex…. he’ll forget about Tara eventually! LOL…. My bribes to the author are not really working though hahahahaha 🙂 ANYWAYS, times to unveil the masterpiece! Drumroll please!

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Blood Rule

Book 4 in the Dirty Blood series

Coming 8/6/13!

Forty-six.

That’s how many hybrids survived the Hunter attack in the woods after I revived them with an injection of my blood. That’s how many followed me home to Frederick Falls. And that’s how many were now mentally linked to me through a blood bond.

Two days. Three valium. Fourteen hours of sleep.

That’s what it took to realize I wasn’t losing my mind as a result of the noise in my own head.

Sixteen.

That’s how many days have passed since I almost killed Alex. That’s how many days I’ve sat by his bedside, waiting for him to wake up. To ease the guilt, to understand his betrayal, to remember the exact shade of brown in his eyes.

Zero.

That’s my chances of skating by with Gordon Steppe and the Hunter Council. They want me for questioning. I’m afraid what’ll happen if I give them answers.

Giveaway:

There is a fantastic asortment of goodies being given away for this cover reveal by the ever so sweet author, so get your booty there and enter!!! GO HERE and then if you win know that I will be jealous! 😉 LOL 

Brace yourselves people- EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gimme Gimme Gimme!!! I’m seriously dying here waiting for this awesomeness…… I am soooo excited! Yes yes, I really am that enthusiastic in person-ask my friends LOL Anywho…. I shall let you know how much I LOVE/HATE Ms Heather soon, when she sends me an ARC… And then I will tell the WORLD how awesome she is all over again!!!

CONGRATS to my Original very first STALKEE on another amazing adventure, she started it all when she was ever so nice to me 🙂  PS, I would really like some more Ven really soon too, but only after you’ve basically married me and Alex HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Happy reading and later gators!!! 

Witch Weigh FREEBIE!!!

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Yep you’re seeing right… FREE KINDLE BOOK BLITZ! I am sharing a freebie with you today so… 

GO HERE TO GET IT!!! 

Witch Weigh

Witch Weigh
Caroline Mickelson

Genre:  Paranormal Romantic Comedy

Publisher:    Bon Accord Press

Date of Publication:    April 24, 2012

ISBN:   0985129646

ASIN:   B007X7CY5W

Number of pages:   155

Word Count:   29K Words

Cover Artist:   Derek Murphy

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Book Description:   

Tessa Von Hellengaard is a real witch. Magical spells aside, she’s snarky and selfish, and the other witches in her silent spell coven are fed up with her. Their plan to reform Tessa involves taking away her magic, saddling her with one hundred extra pounds, and sending her to a weight loss spa.

For good measure they call in Liam Kennedy, a charming and sexy fairy godfather, to teach her some manners. Desperate to regain her magic and determined to shed the weight, Tessa soon realizes that protecting her heart from Liam will prove to be her greatest challenge.

Excerpt:

“Hey, lady, anyone ever tell you you’re a real witch?”

            “More times than you can imagine.” Contessa Von Hellengaard, Tessa to her few friends and many enemies alike, eyed the obstinate construction worker who blocked the path of her sleek black Mercedes.

            She wondered how this mere mortal would like being turned into a fluffy skunk. Her fingers itched to work their magic, but she kept them gripped on the steering wheel. She was already in enough trouble with the Upper Hallows Witch Council without casting what they would consider another unnecessary spell. If she was detained any longer she’d be late for her meeting with said council. Tessa knew they were already ticked off enough without her adding another infraction to their precious list.

            She leaned out the window. “Remove your overfed self from my way immediately. I need to use this road and I don’t have time for your ridiculous detour.”

            “Guess you should’ve used your broomstick then because there ain’t no way I’m letting your car get through here.” He crossed his beefy arms over his chest.

            He seemed altogether too amused with his juvenile humor for Tessa’s liking. Broomstick indeed. She revved the motor to let him know she meant business.

            He couldn’t say he hadn’t been warned.

            She pushed up her black lace sleeves and pointed to the orange and white barricade. “Last warning. Remove yourself and that thing from my way.”

            He laughed at her. Laughed. At her.

            She narrowed her eyes. This sorry excuse for a government employee was not going to make her late for her meeting. Removing him from her path, she decided, was a very necessary act indeed. She could make the council members understand. But only if she got there on time.

            With the tip of her red lacquered fingernail she traced a circle in her palm, silently reciting the spell that would get her what she wanted. A small, satisfied smile tugged at her lips as the man in front of her began to levitate. She stroked her index finger sideways to help direct his ascension. His shocked expression and angry torrent of curse words bothered her not at all. He continued to fuss and kick even after he was hooked on to the high crane by the back of his overalls. At over forty feet above the ground she could barely make out his foul words.

            Tessa flicked her finger across her palm with one last quick swipe and waited while the barricade went flying to the side of the road and crashed on a pile of rocks.

            She waved farewell to the construction worker as she slipped her Mercedes into drive. The fool would be wise to quit struggling or he’d soon have a painful wedgie.

            Silly mortal. He had no reason to panic. Someone would be along to get him down. Eventually.

About the Author: 

Caroline Mickelson loves her family and loves to write. She also loves a good adventure, among her favorites thus far were attending graduate school in a Scottish castle, riding a camel around the Pyramids in Giza, and taking a best-in-a-lifetime road trip to Graceland. Caroline lives in the American southwest with her husband and their four children, affectionately known as The Miracles.

www.carolinemickelson.com   

https://www.goodreads.com/CarolineM67

twitter:  authorCarolineM

 NOW GO GET YOUR FREEBIE!!! Again, the link is HERE! You’re welcome 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 

Switch Cover Reveal!

OOOOOH!!! One of my favorite stalkees has a new book coming out, and I just had to take part in showing you the awesome!! 🙂 Lemme get to it!!! EEEEEHHHHHHHH!!!!! 

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Book Release Date: August 27th, 2013
Title: Switch
Synopsis:
All’s fair in love and war.
Two thirds of the world’s population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defences and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?

Author Contact Info:
Website: www.JanelleStalder.com
Twitter: @jmstalder

For those of you who don’t know who this author is… She is the author of the Eden series…. which will conclude at the end of this year… AND guess who may be making an appearance in the last book of the series….. maybe it’s…. little old me 🙂 I’ll have to tell you about it when I read it 🙂 LOL I will leave you with the covers of her wonderful Eden series! 

I hope you guys love the cover as much as I do!! I CAN’T WAIT to read this one!!! 🙂 Thanks bunches for stopping by today. For the covers below, if you click them they will take you to the goodreads page. 🙂 Happy reading and later gators!! 🙂 PS I DO love you Ms Janelle, even if you think you love me more 🙂 LOL!!!! 

Eden (Eden #1)Eden-West (Eden, #2)Eden-South (Eden #3)

I’ll Be Damned Blog Tour

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Hello everyone! I’ve found a new series I love and I just HAD to share it with you guys!! 🙂 It was so much fun, and I absolutely love those. So, let me show you some goodies!! 

I'll Be Damned (Anna Wolfe, #1)

I’ll Be Damned

Anna Wolfe Series Book One

Casey Keen

Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance

ISBN: 978-1483974774

ASIN: B00C0UM3HG

Number of pages: 400

Word Count: 114,426

Cover Artist: Jenna DeVries, Graphic Designer

Amazon     BN      Kobo    Sony    Smashwords

Book Description:

A sister kidnapped.

An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner.

A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is.

The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her.

Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.

As the owner of the coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.

Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is – a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

Book Trailer http://youtu.be/sMTHPYprB0k

Excerpt:

It happens practically every night. My pleasant dreams take on a life of their own, morphing into terrifying nightmares. They are the tsunamis of the dream ocean, spinning me in their churning tides before thrusting me awake, whereupon I find myself drenched in a pool of sweat, and gasping for air. Abandoning my worry isn’t an option since a demonic element is the driving force behind them. It sounds crazy, but even as a child, a special darkness visited me in my dreams. Is it a warning? Or a threat? Your guess is as good as mine.

They always began the exact same way – I’m being hurled into a pitch-black hole of nothingness. I open my sleepy eyes, allowing them time to adjust. Isolation surrounds me, reminding me how unprepared I am for this place. A dim, orange light cuts through the dark abyss like a blade. I squint, realizing it’s much further than it appears. I attempt to move my feet, but they stubbornly refuse. I try a second time, and manage to overcome the terror that is binding them. One step becomes two and I find myself walking at a cautious pace, listening for the faintest sound. I haven’t the slightest idea where I am, which makes me suspicious of everything. My nose wrinkles as I walk through a large pocket of air that reeks with an overpowering odor of burnt hair. I swing and wave my hands, hoping to break up the stench, but to no avail. What could be the source of such a rank smell? I’m not sure I want to know the answer. I quickly push the thought away. Curiosity can be dangerous when it comes between reality and panic.

I tread delicately, hoping no one hears me. I don’t think I’m alone, and I find some comfort in the darkness. Whatever is with me is out of my sight, and therefore, out of my mind. I never thought I would find a cliché so helpful to me until now. I wrap my thoughts around it, mustering up the courage to carry on. The orange light grows, compelling me to pick up my pace. I glance at my surroundings, unsure of what I might find. The curved, dank walls and concrete blocks beneath my feet are bare, but fortunately, no revolting creatures dangle from the ceiling or slither past my feet, although I am thinking of them! Where the hell am I? Dreams have a funny way of camouflaging life’s problems, but this is ridiculous!

A glint of light from the ashen wall catches my eye. I step closer to it, noticing how the curved cobbles gently mold my feet to their shapes. Small, rectangular stones that suggest their age goes well beyond the medieval era are arrayed in front of me. A dense tackiness catches the small granules of little dust motes that are reflected by the light here. Some kind of liquid begins to seep from one of the cracks in the stones, and I lower my head to inspect it. The crimson liquid slides sluggishly, like a snail, towards the ground. Leaning closer, I realize I’m staring at blood, and I gasp, jumping backwards. My heart thuds loudly in my chest as my adrenaline speeds through my veins like a racecar. My eyes skip around, noticing thousands of little red capillaries materializing all over the wall. An overwhelming paranoia that the tunnel will cave in torments my mind. I turn and dash towards the light, fueled by my distress. My lungs scream for air as I push myself further and faster than ever.

The orange light surrounds a large opening. Skidding to a stop, I barely avoid falling over the ledge at the cave’s entrance. I stare out at a fiery, scarlet landscape that appears infinite, and sends me a menacing warning. I lean forward when a wall of intense heat slugs me in the face, forcing me backwards a few inches. The air is dense, and it’s hard to catch my breath. Sweat beads on my brow, evaporating before I can wipe it away. I scan the ravaged scenery, watching pillars of fire erupt from the ground before disappearing into the onyx sky, rimmed in red. A chain of mountains with jagged cliffs, emerge straight up from the bloodshot dirt. Floating objects I don’t wish to know about, travel in an orbit, weaving in and out through the rough terrain. I’m in a completely different world. My terror lingers, refusing to go away. A raging river of lava slices through the valley, determined to leave its own mark in the middle of this inferno. I stroll down a steep trail that leads directly to the unusual river. I stop long before reaching its banks, and gradually inch my way closer. My eyes drift over to the whirling mass of disturbing beauty. Deep shades of red and orange mesh with each other, creating a horrid kaleidoscope of angry colors. Flashes of distorted images of my family and friends bob in and out of the blazing lava. I watch in horror as the greedy river of fire consumes them without remorse. Despite my attempts to reach in, my hand snaps back after feeling the agonizing heat. I step backwards, staring in numb bewilderment. I know I’m dreaming, but it doesn’t lessen my anxiety. My back slams into something solid and unyielding. Long, crooked fingers wrap around the tops of my tiny shoulders like spiders. Suffering and emptiness engulf me. My heart pounds like a hammer as my limbs melt into rubber. The hands squeeze me hard, sending excruciating pain throughout my entire back. The snapping of my shoulders, cracking like glass, shatters the unbearable stillness.

My Review:

What if I said I am soooo mad!!! Wanna know why…. BECAUSE I HAVE TO WAIT! This book was a refreshing, fun, adventurous read, and just when I was all serious, it’s the end. LOL Yeah I really liked this one. I know it’s going to be a series, because I will seriously put a cajun hurtin’ on someone if they don’t gimme the rest soon. 🙂 LOL OK, now that I’ve gotten that part out, let’s talk goodies. First, this story starts out with a normal girl. She isn’t anything special, she owns a cool coffee shop in Georgia, she has some pretty cool friends- who made me giggle lots- she has a slightly crazy and unhinged family, but they are sweet… And then one day she starts getting these weird messages that someone is coming for her. AND THEN her world literally spins painfully out of control. 

Anna is complicated. I really liked her character, except I swear to God, if she doesn’t get smart and stop making the most STUPID decisions ever, I am going to kick her… yeah ok. LOL First, I like her because she has a normal every day life. She’s insecure from the last bad news dude, but she’s doing her thing with her coffee shop, and she has a fun girl friend who keeps her upbeat, and my favorite is her gay bartending friend who literally made the story for me. I like that she does grow as a character… except… seriously, when people are out to get you, and the person trying to protect you say “stay here”… DO NOT go running off by yourself… like ten times. HAHAHAHA This of course causes lots of actions scenes to come about, but I totally wanted to punch her in the face. She talks about not being the stupid girl in the horror movies she watches, and then she does it. And yet, I can’t find it in myself to dislike her. She’s grown on me, and she’s an interesting character, and I really want her to make it out of her predicament. 🙂 

Valen and Roman are HAWT!!! H-O-TTTTTTT!!! Seriously. I am of course all Team Valen- I mean come on, he’s a werewolf so of course I chose him. BUT, Roman is seriously got a few of my hairs kinked. He’s hot in a totally different way. Valen is the sweet, kind, over protective WOLF, who of course goes hot and cold and I wanna beat him up too. LOL Then Roman is Mr Serious face, who is all about learning the hard way, but dude is like walking Man Candy! GO TEAM VALEN…. BUT I really hope Team Roman gets a good girl 🙂 Maybe Kristi or Janie 🙂 

Then there’s Micah…. Soooo, you know the saying “The devil in the church hat”…. Dude is smoking hot, seriously powerful, and TOTALLY EVIL CRAY CRAY!!! And it only gets worse from there. I have a feeling Lucifer is going to make an appearance soon and I totally can’t wait to see how that’s gunna play out. 🙂 Anyways, the plot- major interesting. I wasn’t expecting that last little twist. And seriously, that ending, you are totally killing me. Well placed cliff hanger. I need some hints soon though. I am very intrigued with how the author writes. It’s easy which makes the flow of the book so much better. I am seriously excited for book two to come out, even if I’m also impatient. I recommend this to anyone who likes paranormals and urban fantasy. It’s got almost everything you could want! 5 WOLFISHLY, MAGICALLY DELICIOUS!!! 

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About the Author:

 

I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural – seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.”

I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and I’m currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series.

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I hope you guys enjoyed today!! I really do love this book, so I hope a few of you check it out! No worries, as soon as I find out when book two comes out, I’ll be on it! Happy reading and later gators!!