September 30, 2013

Leap of Faith Book Blitz and Giveaway

So today I have a great tour to share with you all, Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair Book Blitz.  Below you will find a lot of information about the book, it's author, and a few giveaways as well.  I hope you all enjoy! 

Title: Leap of Faith
Author:  Jamie Blair
Published by: Simon & Schuster BfYR
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Buy This:  Goodreads  * Amazon  * B & N

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read. Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

September 29, 2013

Sunday Post #1

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

This is my first The Sunday Post and I'm super excited about it.  For this week I'm going to share a few books I've recieved, revisit a few of this weeks reviews, and a few other things.  Enjoy.

Guest Post: 10 things we don't know about Author Stephen Zimmer

So today I'm pleased to share with you all a guest post from the fantastic author Stephen Zimmer.  Have you ever want to know more about your favorite authors? I know I have so I am asking some of my favs to share 10 things we don't know about them. Author Stephen Zimmer is my first guinea pig for this.  Thank you so much Stephen for sharing these 10 facts with us. 

1.       Worked in Cancer Research Laboratory

Yes, it is true, I spent a few summers working in cancer research when growing up.  My father was a cutting-edge cancer researcher and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a lab setting and participate in a number of different research activities.  This was a fantastic experience that gave me a tremendous appreciation for scientists and the laborious, painstaking process they go through in research.

September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

September 24, 2013

A Book and a Dragon...Seriously What More Do You Need?

Title: Redheart
Author: Jackie Gamber
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Format: Ebook
Pages: 294 pages
ISBN #:  0983108676

Kallon Redheart lives with his back turned on his fellow dragons, on humans, and on everything he once understood. Riza Diantus is a young woman with dreams too wide to fit inside her village fence. Their unexpected friendship is risky in Leland Province, where drought has stripped the land and superstition has cowed its people. And the danger only grows. Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, resents Leland's time-worn venur system. He has inflamed tensions between dragons and humans to the brink of war. He wants to trample humans into utter submission, or wipe them off the face of the land. Anger erupts, scorching innocent lives in its path. When Riza is threatened, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. But first, he must confront his past and the future he stopped believing in. He must claim his destiny.

September 19, 2013

Biting Thursday #1

So today is Thursday and I wanted to do a type of post kind of like Teaser Tuesday, which was started by MizB of Should Be Reading, but I wanted to do mine on Thursdays.  So I came up with Biting Thursday, so you can get a bite out of the book I'm reading. 

As I closed the clasp on her neck, a surge of possessiveness rushed through me. She was mine. My hands ran up the span of her neck and into her hair, moving it back into place. Beautiful.

So there you have it, a small bite into what I'm reading right now.  What do you think? 

September 18, 2013

Dwarves....War...What More Could You Want

Review: The Brotherhood of Dwarves by D.A. Adams

Title: The Brotherhood of Dwarves
Author: D.A. Adams
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Format: Ebook
Pages:  238 pages
ISBN #:  1937929914 
Buy This: Amazon  * Goodreads

The dwarven saga begins... Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world's resources. Caught in the middle, Roskin finds himself chased by slave traders and soldiers alike as he discovers that friendship is the best fortune of all. Just when he thinks he has triumphed, an act of betrayal sends him into bondage. His only hope of escape is the faltering courage of a disgraced warrior whose best days are behind him..

September 17, 2013

Ave Here I Come!

Review: Chronicles of Ave by Stephen Zimmer

Title: Chronicles of Ave 
Author: Stephen Zimmer
Volume: #1
Publisher: Seventh Star Press
Format: Ebook

Escape into the wonders of Ave in this first collection of short stories featuring the fantastical world from the Fires in Eden Series by Stephen Zimmer. "Into Glory Ride" tells the story of a young Trogen Warrior who is called to go up against insurmountable odds when an Elven raid strikes his homeland. The Trogens have only begun training winged steeds for combat, but time is of the essence and a momentous choice has to be made by the young warrior. In "A Touch of Serenity" a conscript laborer working on a massive wall constructed under the orders of the Divine Emperor begins to hear ghostly voices asking for help. His response leads him on a journey that will test his courage, wisdom, and compassion. In "Moonlight's Grace" a young man goes to help his people when a Midragardan raid strikes Gael. He seeks to prove his worth to the chieftain whose daughter he loves with all his heart. The novella-length "Winter's Embrace" follows a warrior-monk into the depths of dangerous woodlands in the heart of winter. There he will find his faith tested in ways he never anticipated, when he must help a forest witch against an enigmatic, immortal being known as the Undying. "Lion Heart" introduces the heroic Sigananda of the Amazu people, who must confront things that transcend the laws of the physical world when powerful Wizards threaten his homeland. In "Land of Shadow" a knight who is part of a band of Avanoran mercenaries discovers how perilous the mysterious Shadowlands are when they undertake a journey to locate a site to build a fortress. A world of wonder beckons to be explored and fantasy enthusiasts are invited along for the journey in these half-dozen stories from the world of Ave! Also be sure to take further adventures in Ave in the Fires in Eden Series, beginning with Crown of Vengeance, Book One!

September 6, 2013

A Year Anniversary for Author Sydney Logan

September 6 marks the one year anniversary of the release of Sydney Logan's debut novel, Lessons Learned. To celebrate, Sydney is offering a fantastic giveaway!

The Blurb: 
 A young girl needs to spread her wings, but a young woman needs roots. English teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner - city school leaves her desperate for the sanctuary of home. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her past. She discovers a kindred spirit in Lucas Miller, a teacher from New York with demons of his own. As the newest faculty members at Sycamore High School, they quickly become friends – bonding th rough Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build new lives. When they open their wounded hearts to each other, their friendship effortlessly evolves into romance. Their love is put to the test when Matt, the quarterback of the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. When the conservative community finds out, Sarah and Lucas – along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of acceptance, tolerance, and love. 

 Praise for Lessons Learned
"Lessons Learned is a book t hat isn’t easily forgotten. I urge you to give it a read. You won’t regret it. Also, did I mention it starts with a bang? Talk about the best prologue ever." - JM Darhower, author of Sempre
"I haven’t read a book in a long time that I can compare to my favorite aut hor Nicholas Sparks. THIS book is that book." - Becky, Book Blogger
To thank her readers for an amazing year, Sydney is celebrating with a giveaway! You can win a signe d copy of Lessons Learned and a $25 Amazon or iTunes gift card! The Rafflecopter is below.  Good luck! 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, iTunes, or Bl ogger. We hereby release all names listed of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. Let me know if you have any questions or issues by contacting me: @SydneyALogan. - Good Luck!

September 5, 2013

Come Join Me on This Roller-coaster Ride of A Book

Review: Love & the Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Coen

Title: Love & the Goddess
Author: Mary Elizabeth Coen
Kindle: 390 Pages
Publisher: GoddessMECA (02/06/2013)
ISBN#: 1909483036

 One woman, one myth, three goddesses

When Cookery teacher Kate Canavan’s perfect life falls apart she moves to nearby Galway City.
Her friend James urges her to love and nurture herself, but mischievous Ella persuades her to dust off her unused dating skills. So Kate explores the world of on- line dating using the name of a Greek Goddess. In the midst of a mad dating frenzy, Kate has a traumatic health scare which convinces her to drop everything and go in search of a guru.
First stop a famous healer's ashram in Brazil followed by a shamanic journey through Peru, where a shaman tells her how to harness the energy of the Goddess and the Divine Feminine. Kate’s journey of self discovery continues apace after she returns home and events unfold in a surprising manner, as she learns to think for herself.