Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kissing the Devil Release Day Blitz & Review

New Release: Kissing the Devil by Shannon Eckrich

There are three rules in the small town of Leeds Point, New Jersey:
Never stay out after dark.
Never go into the Pineys.
And, more than anything, never speak of the Jersey Devil.

Serenity Cantwell knows all too well the Jersey devil exists. The recurring nightmares of his glowing green eyes make their way into her dreams, causing her to relive her encounter with the beast every single night. But as people she knows start to disappear, and end up dead, in the middle of the Pine Barrens, she pushes away her fear of the forest in search of answers.

What she finds will change her life forever. Secrets will be revealed, a curse will be set in motion, and friendships will be tested. But most of all, love could prove to be deadly.

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This is the first book I've read from Shannon Eckrich and I have to say I'm intrigued by the possibilities of this series. I think the concept of this book is promising and it definitely had my attention throughout the book, but at the same time I kept feeling like it was a little rushed. It was as if I was missing something. The relationships between the main characters developed quickly where as the friendship Serenity had with Jezebel didn't feel real to me. I felt like they were more friends than best friends. 

I did like Sam right away. He held that mystery that you knew was going to come into play in a big way. The relationship between Sam and Serenity also felt rushed, but then again it's a paranormal story so instant connection is possible. I would have liked to see more into their attraction before everything was revealed though.

Even though I had a few issues, I cannot wait to see what happens next. If you are looking for a quick YA Paranormal read than I suggest you take a chance on this book and then let me know what you thought about it.

Author Bio
Shannon Eckrich is a YA paranormal author with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Her novel, Haunting Lia beca
me an Amazon International Bestseller shortly after its release in October 2013. The first installment of her Elemental Short Series, Goddess of Fire: Burn, quickly followed suite when it was released in June 2014.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Cover Reveal - Nightlight - Heather Hildenbrand and Brina Courtney

So excited to share this cover with you!!! Isn't awesome?!! 

For fans of HEROES and X-MEN…

Young love can be deadly. At seventeen, Hadley Grace knows it all too well.
When her boyfriend mysteriously dies in her arms, Hadley’s parents are terrified. MONSTER, they call her. CRIMINAL, they whisper behind her back. Hadley is forced from her home, and her once comfortable life, into the unknown with only one rule from the loving parents who raised her: Never come back.

Heartbroken and alone, Hadley arrives at Little Hearts Orphanage, a place filled with others like her. Through training, Hadley learns more about her skills and her protective nature. She is a Mosaic. A scientific anomaly of the human race capable of things most other teenagers only dream of.
Hadley soon discovers this world is much different than the one she left behind. Mosaics are a hot commodity. Someone’s always chasing you, wanting to use what you have. Hadley is never going to let that happen.
But how can she keep herself and her new friends safe, when with one touch, they’re gone?

The Mosaic Files by Brina Courtney and Heather Hildenbrand, a serial series, coming Spring 2015. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cover Reveal- Helen Boswell

A note from the author:

Thank you for helping me celebrate the release of the cover to the third and final installment of the Mythology YA series! I’ve had such an amazing publishing journey with these books, and I’m forever grateful to fans both old and new who have supported me along the way.

Such exciting things are afoot with this series. It was optioned out by Off the Grid Entertainment for potential movie/TV production earlier this year, and starting in 2015, I’ll be writing the start to the Mythology Adult series! Hopefully you’ll stay tuned to my website for future developments!

With my ETERNAL love and gratitude,
Helen Boswell

And now, the cover….


AUTHOR: Helen Boswell

GENRE: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Coming: Winter 2014


Self-preservation, above all. That’s the credo by which guardian Jonathan Draper justifies his existence. Or at least it was until he found Hope Gentry. Backed by the powers of his beloved Hope and his most loyal guardian Raleigh Peyton, Jonathan should have enough influence to save his sector from destruction. But Buffalo is plagued by guardian unrest and increasing threats from the city’s most evil entities, and Jonathan is stripped of all authority.

Never harm a soul. That’s the credo by which the members of the demon alliance live. Micah Condie has trouble fitting in, and it doesn’t help that he has enough power to set anyone he touches on fire. He can’t return home until he cancels out the debt he owes the most powerful immortals. But when he uncovers an eighteen-year old secret that rocks the foundation of his existence, Micah has no choice but to go back home. Now not only must he placate the immortals, but he must face an uncertain future with his girlfriend Hope Gentry, reconcile with the family he abandoned, and finally settle the score with Jonathan Draper.

Someone is masterminding a plot to destroy all of the guardians and human souls in existence. Only if Jonathan and his most unlikely ally, Micah, can join forces will they be able to save them.

The fate of all depends on the will of one: THE ETERNAL.

MYTHOLOGY (Mythology #1) and THE WICKED (Mythology #2) are now available on Read for free with the KindleUnlimited Program.

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About the Author:

Helen Boswell credits her dad, an avid fiction reader, with encouraging her to read ALL OF THE BOOKS on his shelves from the time she was a teenager. Originally from upstate New York, Helen spent much of her early adult life tromping around in Buffalo, NYC, Toronto, and Las Vegas, those cities now serving as inspiration for the dark and gritty backdrops of her stories. She is the author of YA urban fantasies MYTHOLOGY, THE WICKED, and THE ETERNAL (coming Winter 2014), and NA contemporary romance LOSING ENOUGH (GOING FOR BROKE; coming Spring 2015). 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

In a perfect world...

In a perfect world, everyone would get along. Love would outweigh hate and discrimination wouldn’t exist. Sadly this isn’t the case. Our blog hasn’t been as active as it was in the first year of joining our mutual love for books and sharing with the community we love so much, for a number of reasons. Life is a major reason and explanation enough.

Recently there was a post about an author stalking a blogger for a negative review. Normally I wouldn’t say anything about it because it doesn’t concern me directly. But in a way I guess it does. Christina and I started this blog to share our love of reading with other individuals. To promote authors that touched our hearts and share their stories with everyone we could reach. When I decided to embark on the journey of becoming an author, I had no expectations. If I sold one copy of a book I wrote, I considered myself a success. So speaking from both perspectives…IT'S NEVER OKAY TO BULLY.

I remember the first review I received with a few negative comments. Did it hurt? You bet, but did I try to make the person who left the review worry about his or her safety? No. Some things should be common sense. The reason behind reviews is to voice your opinion on the book your reading. Not every book you read or write will appease the masses. We are individuals for a reason.

Now I’ve read about a blogger blackout taking place. In my opinion I feel like everything is escalating to a point that eventually authors are going to have to take a stand as well. What happens when authors decided it’s not worth handing out ARC copies of their books to blogs? Let’s be honest, some blogs are in it for the free books and when they receive copies of the books, a post isn’t always guaranteed. Maybe I’m shooting myself in the foot by saying this but without each other, neither of us would be here.

Our relationship is symbiotic. We thrive off each other. Authors write to tell their stories and hand out free copies so we can read. In return we write reviews, we tweet, and facebook our love of said book to new people. The new people in turn buy the book, supporting the author and continuing on the cycle.

The point of this post is to say we all need each other. There shouldn’t have to be lines drawn. Indie authors, traditional authors, and bloggers. Love is louder and we should all support each other. We all have the same love of reading, writing, and getting lost in a world away from our reality. That’s what we all need to remember. It’s not okay for anyone to bully another person. Bloggers are people. Authors are people. We are ALL people and we all deserve to be treated with respect.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Between the Stars and Sky Blog Tour

BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James.  Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan. 

SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 

 But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 

 For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."

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What makes a book amazing? Is it the way its written or how much we can relate to the characters? Each of us would say something different on what rates high on our preference of books, but I think we would all agree on one thing… the way it makes us feel. Am I right? In honesty there’s no right or wrong answer. That’s the beauty we all share in our love of reading. There’s something for each one of us. I feel in love with the way David James writes in his debut novel, Light of the Moon, but I have to say Between the Stars and Sky tops any book I’ve read this year.

“Life is our guide. Our delusion. Life is everything. And it is nothing.”

David James has this way of making you read between the lines of what he’s saying. It’s almost a riddle that you’re dying to figure out and when you do, it’s a mind blowing, life altering addiction. The feels in this book are hauntingly beautiful. It’s an emotional journey of self-discovery of a boy becoming a man and all the events that change his life.
It’s a story of love.
It’s a story of loss.
It’s a story of not giving.
It’s raw.
It’s sad.
It’s beautiful.

“Maybe we are all something we’re not until we find someone who knows who we are.”

I smiled. I laughed. I cried. I want to meet Jackson, hug him, and never let him go. David James has a way of touching my heart and making me hope for something. To dream for more like the love that he writes about. So I leave you with a quote from this book and a very strong GO BUY THIS BOOK NOW and let it change everything you think you know about love.

“And love, simply, cannot be defined or defied by anything or anyone: it happens when it happens, always for a reason.”

If a one word review were okay I would just tell you, Between the Stars and Sky is BEAUTIFUL , 
and to go buy it! But I want to gush about David James’ new book just a bit more than that. 
This book takes you through the emotions of loss, Jackson’s dealing with it, finding who HE 
is and then finding love. I was BLOWN, BLOWN away at the emotions that I felt in this book. 
Yes there are books that make you cry in parts and laugh in parts, but Between the Stars and 
Sky is different. David James takes you through every emotion possible! I was gutted by parts 
and left with a sweet smile at the end. To me Jackson is not like any other male character you 
read. He feels deeply and David writes his words so poetically that you find yourself saying, “Is 
there someone out there like Jackson?”. If there was they need hug!!! I love LOVED this book. 
It was so different than David James’ Light of the Moon series. It is also a very refreshing love 
and loss story. I say you should go get it now. Don’t wait. Just get it and fall in LOVE with the 
words David James puts to the pages of Between the Stars and Sky.


David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at and facebook at to learn more about his novels.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dirty Blood Boxed Set Sale!!

“Heather Hildenbrand is one of my favorite YA paranormal authors. Her Dirty Blood series is a must-read!” -Ella James, author of the Stained series






I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And two, I was born to kill them.


Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected.

For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?


If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.

Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John.


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.

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.

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.



Author of Imitation, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I'm pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry—and fussing at my kids. I'm a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I'd grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I'm a fan of puns.)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Between the Stars and Sky Release Day!!


A note from the author: I'm so excited for BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY to finally be released. This book is... different for me. First, it's a contemporary story. It's real. It could happen. Writing something like that was so different for me I wasn't sure if I could do it. But then I found these characters, and in Jackson and Sarah I found a place where I loved to write. Second, this story. THIS STORY. I didn't think I would get through it. It's one of those stories that is so big and so small and so delicate and so IN YOUR FACE lovely and scary and sad and happy that I wasn't sure I could make it through this book alive. But again, THESE CHARACTERS. I love them. And I love this story. It's a minimalistic story, so there is very little filler. Just words that mean something. To Jackson, the main character, this is important. I took what was important to the characters and reflected that in the way I told the story. This isn't a long story, but it is a big one. Complete with a crazy, scary dare, a secret game. A test of bravery. A love story. Kisses. Betrayals. First loves. Second loves. Diverse loves. All kinds of loves. Life and death. Fear and not. And in the end, I'm not sure if this story wrote me, or I wrote it. I guess you'll find out. :)

If you have questions about the content of this story, READ HERE.

"Between the Stars and Sky
 is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James. Lyrical and deeply romantic, Between the Stars and Sky is a poetic and heart-stopping read for fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and E. Lockhart.

 In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."

 David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is his first contemporary novel for young adults. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Also, hipster glasses!



Monday, September 22, 2014

Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand Tour Stop

Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.

Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. 

Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.
When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?

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 What can I possibly say about Heather Hildenbrand that yall don’t already know? Just when I think she can’t possibly top her latest book, she goes and proves me wrong. The last book I read from Heather was DreamKiller and I absolutely loved that one, if you haven’t read it yet be sure to pick it up and read it. So when I saw the cover and read the synopsis to Imitation, I knew immediately it was going to be an amazing book. I mean afterall look who its by, right?
“Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. I wrestle with these contradicting truths most nights  while the rest of the sleep.”

First three lines of the book had me instantly hooked. Why you ask? Well lets dissect it from my point of view for a moment. Heather writes “Everyone is exactly like me” what could that mean? Well that’s the tricky part right? If everyone is like you they either A) have to be you B) or be the same type of you. Confused? Don’t be it’ll make sense later. “There is no one like me” obviously means the person is unique. No two people are created the same, or are they? Which brings us to the last sentence of the two statements contradicting themselves. How can everyone be the same but not? Got you spinning yet? I can honestly say I loved this. It made me think, it made me curious to see what this character was talking about being the same yet different. But isn't that how we are now? We are all human so that makes us the same but we all have our own traits, our own personalities so that makes us different. Unique. That is unless you’re a twin, then you look the same and may even act the same, but there is always something a small part of you that will make you different. Unique, the contradiction of being the same yet different. Mind blown, definitely! 

Ven is the female MC in imitation. Everything is told from her and lets just say that I don’t envy her at all. I mean Twig City doesn't sound like a place I would love very much, but then living up to what she was created for doesn't sound to appealing either. Well not at first anyways. It starts with a letter from Marla. The letter is like a death sentence, why, well because it means you leave Twig City and never return. Where do you go, what do you do, what exactly are you? It all lies within the title. You’re an imitation. When ‘duty’ calls you have no choice but to comply and that’s what happens to Ven. Duty called but the plus side of her duty detail includes the very handsome body guard Linc. Can I just say that I wouldn't mind being in her shoes so much when hes around.
Secrets. So many secrets. Will Ven gain what she truly wants? Does Ven and Linc become more than what they are? Does Linc find out the biggest secret Ven is keeping from him? And what’s happening to the other like Ven? What’s going to be Ven’s role it all of it and is Linc going to stand by her and help her?

“Joy, bigger than anything I’ve ever experienced, surges into my chest. It is a feeling so solid, it seems touchable. If this is what it’s like to be human… and then I realize—this is what it’s like to be me.”

This book is definitely a series so when you reach the end don’t be surprised, well go ahead and be surprised because well  it’s going to leave you craving the next book. I know I am. I can’t wait to see what happens with Ven and Linc. 

One of the things that truly stuck with me is the fact that for some strange reason, this book almost holds a truth to it. The extreme possibility that this could very well be going on right now and we don’t even know it makes it that much more intriguing. Heather Hildenbrand, you definitely have out done yourself once again. I cannot wait for the next book to this amazing series and I’m absolutely in love with Linc. He’s truly amazing. 

What would it feel like to be a copy of someone, to have your life's purpose only to be that. When you are done you are disposed of. That's what it feels like to be an imitation, which is what Ven is.  Ven is called up to fulfill her purpose in the world.  She is needed to step In place.  She's never been outside in the real world, learned manners, nice clothes or ridden in cars.  When she arrives at her new home she's greeted by her "father". Wow what a jerk Titus Rogen is.  Seriously Heather Hildenbrand made a character I hate. He's one mean dude!! Bring in Linc, Ven or uhhh Raven's bodyguard. Right away I could tell Linc liked her, but really didn't care for the real Raven.
Ven's job was to go charity events and play the part of Raven, and help find who was trying to kill the real Raven.  Titus didn't care if she died... That's what she was for. Sigh. Along the way Linc notices she's not really Raven.... But she keeps up the lie. She starts to fall for him but doesn't think an imitation can. Through all this , Ven finds there is a plot to take her, kill her, and the know she's an imitation. Who's behind it? And who also are imitations put in place?  There is also some imitations on the outside who want to break out in their own and have removed their tracking devices. What does this mean for Ven? Can she have that life??
I must say this book blew me away. I loved the mystery around every turn. I was kept on my toes the entire time. I absolutely loved Linc! Seriously go out and get Imitation, Heather Hildenbrand created a story that brings you in and captivates your mind! I can't wait for book 2  like now!  

About the Author:

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She’s only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.
Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit and find out how to create your own Outrageous Life.
She is represented by Rebecca Friedman. You can find out more about Heather and her books at
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