Thursday, May 29, 2014

Branded Blog Tour

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. 
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home. 

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain. 

I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams. 
The rope chafes as I loop it around my neck. I pull down on it, making sure the knot is secure. It seems sturdy enough. 
My legs shake. My heart beats heavy in my throat. Sweat pours down my back. 
Death and I glare at each other through my tears. 
I take one last look at the crystal chandelier, the foyer outlined with mirrors, and the flawless decorations. No photographs adorn the walls. No happy memories here. 
I’m ready to go. On the count of three. 
I inhale, preparing myself for the finality of it all. Dropping my hands, a glimmer catches my eye. It’s my ring, the last precious gift my father gave me. I twist it around to read the inscription. Picturing his face forces me to reconsider my choice. He’d be heartbroken if he could see me now. 
A door slams in the hallway, almost causing me to lose my balance. My thoughts already muddled, I stand, waiting with the rope around my neck. Voices I don’t recognize creep through the walls. 
Curiosity overshadows my current thoughts. It’s late at night, and this is a secure building in High Society. No one disturbs the peace here—ever. I tug on the noose and pull it back over my head. 
Peering through the eyehole in our doorway, I see a large group of armed guards banging on my neighbors’ door. A heated conversation ensues, and my neighbors point toward my family’s home. 
It hits me. I’ve been accused and they’re here to arrest me. 
My father would want me to run, and in that split second, I decide to listen to his voice within me. Flinging myself forward in fear, I scramble up the marble staircase and into my brother’s old bedroom. The door is partially covered, but it exists. Pushing his dresser aside, my fingers claw at the opening. Breathing hard, I lodge myself against it. Nothing. I step back and kick it with all my strength. The wood splinters open, and my foot gets caught. I wrench it backward, scraping my calf, but adrenaline pushes me forward. The voices at the front door shout my name. 
On hands and knees, I squeeze through the jagged opening. My brother left through this passage, and now it’s my escape too. Cobwebs entangle my face, hands, and hair. At the end, I feel for the knob, twisting it clockwise. It swings open, creaking from disuse. I sprint into the hallway and smash through the large fire escape doors at the end. A burst of cool air strikes me in the face as I jump down the ladder. 
Reaching the fifth floor, I knock on a friend’s window. The lights flicker on, and I see the curtains move, but no one answers. I bang on the window harder. 
“Let me in! Please!” I say, but the lights darken. They know I’ve been accused and refuse to help me. Fear and adrenaline rush through my veins as I keep running, knocking on more windows along the way. No one has mercy. They all know what happens to sinners. 
Another flight of stairs passes in a blur when I hear the guards’ heavy footfalls from above. I can’t hide, but I don’t want to go without trying. 
Help me, Daddy. I need your strength now. 
My previous desolation evolves into a will to survive. I have to keep running, but I tremble and gasp for air. I steel my nerves and force my body to keep moving. In a matter of minutes, my legs cramp and my chest burns. I plunge to the ground, scraping my knee and elbow. A moan escapes from my chest. 
Gotta keep going. 
“Stop!” Their voices bounce off the buildings. “Lexi Hamilton, surrender yourself,” they command. They’re gaining on me. 


If I were to put Branded in a category it would sit on the shelf with the Hunger Games and Divergent.  It is that type of story.  I had trouble getting into it at first but once I got to know and understand Cole, I couldn't put the book down.  Lexi was about to kill herself when her house was stormed.  Her family was gone and she was alone.  She was taken to “The Hole”  where she was branded for one of her sins.  See Each person who commits a crime is given a colored brand for what they are guilty of.  Lexi is given the color blue for lust.  Only She hasn't committed that crime and doesn't try to explain it.  She just takes it.  Her guard is Cole. At first he is mean and uncaring. But as he starts to watch Lexi he changes.  You get to see some of him come out.  Lexi has to work at a hospital.  This is where my emotions ran away.  Dr. Sutton acted like a father to her.   And she befriends this 13 year old girl named Alyssa.  The girl is dying of a virus that Dr. Sutton can’t cure.  He feels for her and so does Lexi.  This is where Cole gets closer with her.  However their love is forbidden.  The could  both die if they are found out.  But their Ally’s in this story are just amazing.  When Lexi finds out her brother is alive and is taken to him, that’s where the challenge of the love she and Cole share come to test.  
This story is FULL, it is constant adrenaline.  There are sweet moments tucked in.  I really loved the sweet side of Cole.  I feel just “awwww”  like wow what a book.  It was, filled with drama, scared, sadness, and relief all mixed in.  I can’t wait to see what the next book holds. 


Cover Reveal - Rachel Walter - Soul Promise

The second installment in The Soul Mate Series by Rachel Walter, Soul Promise will be released June 23rd, 2014

Soul Promise (The Soul Mate Series) #2 Blurb:

“Broken is finding the light and the healing you crave,
and knowing you can never have it.”

After the attack on his sister and his newfound abilities forming, Henry Williams is struggling to keep it all together.  His wolf does not allow him to sleep, and he is beginning to hear voices, torturing him mercilessly.

Henry feels as though there is a war brewing inside of him and he is unable to control it.  As a protector, he must find a way to fight his inner demons before he is left vulnerable to the real ones.

But an unexpected love finds Henry and he tries hard to resist it. Will Henry be able to overcome his inner demons?  Will he be able to protect his mate? 

*** This is book number 2 in this series. Please note that it is suggested to read the series in sequential order. ***

*Warning* This novel is intended for mature YA readers. 15 + for language and mild violence.

About the Author

About Rachel Walter…

Rachel is a wife and mother from Central Pennsylvania. Her favorite season is fall, for hockey, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, and bonfires often. She’s also a coffeenista with an insomnia problem. When Rachel isn’t playing with the people inside her head, making her family believe she belongs in the loony bin, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, species confused cat (he believes he’s part dog, love him), and finding new books and music.
Regarding writing, her first love is Young Adult Paranormal, but she’s venturing outside of her comfort zone and opening up to writing more genres. Be on the look out!

Keep in touch
Instagram   rachelwalterauthor

Book one info-

True Connection

            ‘It’s going to take a fight, I know that. But it’s more than just a fight for my life. It’s a fight for my soul and my soul mate.’

Jazzy Williams is not your average coffee-loving teen. She's battling depression, an overprotective big brother, and a depressed mother, all while trying to make friends at her new school. In the first week, she meets a gorgeous green-eyed hottie who turns out to be more than just some high school crush -- he's more than human. And she unknowingly enrages a dangerous breed of demon who wants her soul and life as payment. With the help of supernatural friends and protectors, Jazzy thinks she's safe until what remains of her family is put in danger. Does Jazzy have what it takes to save her family, life, soul, and soul mate, or will all be lost?
*Warning* Mature Content. This contains some profanity, mild sexual situations, innuendoes, and violence. Recommended for ages 17 and up, depending on maturity level.

Available for purchase
Also available on iBooks

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dani Morales Cover Reveal - Supernova

With 2 full length novels and 1 novella out in the New Adult Genre, Dani Morales decided it was time to branch out into the Young Adult crowds with Supernova, a Scifi Romance novel. Release date is set for JUNE 9, 2014 so be ready for it!

When the one place you call home is destroyed and the very life you know is no longer an option, what do you do? For seventeen year old Nova Michaels, life in Calyx is over. Following the plans of her father, Nova and her mother, Luna, leave their home in hopes to blend in with the humans on Earth - Newport Beach, California. Out of the five Celestials, Calyxians are the only beings who resemble humans, and they’re the only ones who eat, talk, and dress like them.

Aaron McCarthy is a typical high school boy enjoying his summer break, until something drops from the sky. And when a girl with fire red hair walks to shore, he knows his summer just got interesting.

The captivation and pull is something neither can explain. They get lost in each other every time they lock eyes and when they touch, a spark ignites with a blinding light encompassing their skin. Nothing is as it seems; Nova isn’t what she seems. Before you can have a future, sometimes you have to deal with the past.

With all of Nova’s secrets out on the table, can Aaron look past it?

Add to Goodreads HERE

Author Bio
Dani Morales is a native Texan currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada with her three boys and her mother. She adopted the boys in December of 2011 and loves spending every minute playing with them. On her spare time you can find a book in her hand or sitting in front of the computer typing out stories that run rampant in her mind. Her debut novel Entrelacen released in April 2013, followed by Deviation, her second novel and first in the Deviate Series, in August 2013. 


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Heather Hildenbrand Dirty Blood 1 liner contest!

Hey Everyone!!  One of our Favorite Author is having a contest!! Heather Hildenbrand, Author of the Dirty Blood Series is inviting us the reader to have a line in Dirty Blood 5!  

Have you read the series yet?  You can get Books 1-3 in the series here : Amazon

and Book 4 here : 

IF you have read the books and want to think of some lines for the characters here are the instructions from Heather :) 

Yup, you read that right. The winner gets their 1-LINER printed in Dirty Blood 5!!!! It can be wacky or crazy or sexy or hilarious or all of the above! So think hard about this one. Make it good and then submit your words via the entry form on my website here OR share the contest on your blog/FB/Twitter!
I can't wait to see the sort of entries people come up with! And if you're as excited to share your goofy, werewolfy words with the world, SHARE them on Facebook or Twitter and tag me! Or use the hashtag #DB5contest so I can re-share your 1-LINER with everyone!
This contest is so much for you guys. My readers. Mostly because I know you're impatiently waiting and wishing for #5. So, this is for you. Let's cheer on #TeamAlex and #TeamWes or even #TeamCambria by giving them an epic line to utter before the series ends!
All the lovey-dovery warm fuzzies,

So what are you waiting for ??? GO enter!! :)