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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


The Soul Mate (The Holy Trinity #1)

Trinity had an ordinary life. That is, until she barely escaped a worldwide apocalyptic plague that took her loved ones from her and transformed most of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Gerik, her savior, a six-foot-four-inch Scandinavian Gypsy, takes her back to his magically protected Gypsy camp where she discovers a whole new way of life that she never knew existed – as well as a whole new set of problems.

Gerik has power over her that she cannot begin to understand, and she is convinced he is using his magic on her. Through her journey of trying to understand her feelings and this new magic-filled life she’s been brought into, she begins an unlikely friendship that grows into having potential to be something more.

While the remaining humans are fighting for their survival, Trinity is fighting a battle of her very own – the right to choose her own destiny.

Is Gerik’s hold on her too strong? Or can new love set her free?


MY TEASER: 

 Unable to speak or move, her eyelids now too heavy to open, she used the only power she had left to say good-bye to her beloved . Using their connection, she sent him a vision, the happiest moment in all of her two and twenty years. With what little energy was left inside her, she pushed the memory forward, felt it flow through their bond and release into him.
Sheehan, Madeline (2014-01-05). The Soul Mate (The Holy Trinity) (p. 204). Madeline Sheehan. Kindle Edition. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

NEW RELEASE: MICHAEL, PATHE OF ANGELS BY PATRICIA JOSEPHINE


Michael
Path of Angels Book One

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Blurb

There is only one path.
Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.
But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.
Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

About the Author

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. But some stories are meant to be told and this one chose her. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.

Patricia Josephine writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Follow Patricia on Twitter | Goodreads | Google+ | Website | Wattpad

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


13616077 Junked

I'm Penny. I'm 17-years-old. And for the first time in my life I've met a guy who gets me. I mean really gets me. Sees through me like I'm a pane of cracked glass. And believe me, from the outside looking in, my pane is head-on-collision cracked. His name is Red. I've only just found him. And already some preternatural bitch wants him dead. No. She's not a vampire. My life is nothing if not original. Come closer, I'm not safe anywhere and I need to whisper ... apart from the book's opening pages, this is the only time I get to speak to you directly ... and I'm terrified that the vibe I'm giving off is too sane ... you see, that preternatural bitch I just mentioned has creatures everywhere ... listening. If they discover I haven't fallen out of a crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down, they're going to whisper junk into my head and change me forever. If that happens, who's going to watch Red's back? Look, wherever you are right now on this totally junked planet ... find a way to enter my world and watch my back ... who knows, if you close your eyes tight and SCREAM at your Kindle I might hear you ... then open one eye ... peer around ... the way people are looking at you? ... that's how they look at me all the time ... 


MY TEASER:


If worst comes to worst, I’m going to call the police,” said Catherine, feeling for her mobile in her pocket. “You heard what Erin told us. Any sign of the law and there could be a blood- bath. That woman is capable of taking on a frickin army. The only person who might … just might be able to stop her is Penn,” said Peter. “And only if she makes it to Stonehenge with the tambourine by sun up tomorrow,” added Catherine.

Brent, Boyd (2012-01-16). Junked (A Paranormal Adventure/Romance) (Kindle Locations 5302-5307). The Author's Cut. Kindle Edition.

Monday, 23 March 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE THEME REVEAL


My theme for the 2015 A to Z Challenge, is really no big secret, seeing on the list, after my blog's name, I have labeled my challenge entry as "BO", meaning "Books!"

I have chosen to post the many book reviews I owe to the authors of the books I have read over the past year.

Some days I may have two or three or even four, and then on others there maybe just be one, but I intend to wipe my list clean. 

Wish me luck!!!

All reviews will be posted on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads. If you happen to be an author whose book is posted during the challenge you can expect to find your reveiw  posted on the above platforms as soon as I am able to do so. It may not be straight away, but I do promise it will be done.

I have once again offered my services to the one and only Jeremy Hawkins, as his minion for the challenge and am teaming up this year with Robyn, from Life by Chocolate. Jeremy is designing one of his amazing badges this week, to add to our sites, so if your name is on the A-Z Challenge list, be prepared to have a friendly minion or two drop by and check on you.

Cheers!
And all the best for the Challenge!

Carolyn

COVER REVEAL AND PREORDER DETAILS - A CHANGE OF MIND AND OTHER STORIES, BY NICK WILFORD

I am pleased to help out Nick with his Cover Reveal and Pre Order, for his new, soon to be released collection, titled "A Change of MInd and Other Stories." All the best, Nick. I hope it goes well.

Carolyn


 A Change of Mind and Other Stories



Author: Nick Wilford

Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction


Release Date: May 25th 2015
Preorder Links: 


A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.



In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.



But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…



In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.



The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.



In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.



Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.



The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.


Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

16887794 Immortal Blood 

 (Immortal Heart #1)

A perfect night on the town turns out to be her worst nightmare. A date with a handsome man is the catalyst for events that she thought only happened in fairy tales. Thrust into a world of danger, Isabelle has no idea what is in store for her as the Light and Dark Fae fight over her future.

Isabelle Moreno is a young woman working her way through life, finding little time for love and adventure. Until she agrees to a date with a mysterious stranger, only to find out the secrets this man holds are something she could have lived her entire life without knowing. The Dark Fae Luck Eater has found something enticing in Isabelle’s humanity.

Bain is an arrogant playboy and an Immortal Light Fae Warrior. He and his four brothers fight for the safety of the human race while remaining something of myth. After weeks of tracking the Dark Fae Luck Eater, Bain comes across yet another victim, Isabelle.

Bain has finally found his match in this feisty human as she fights against him and her ever growing attraction to the Immortal who is bound to protect her.


MY TEASER: 

The man was sex appeal in a suit. She’d been sneaking as many peeks at him as possible over the past week. She’d finally gotten a good look at his tattoo; it was the same as the shield over the entrance to the castle, with some tribal surrounding it. It had added an extra layer to the gorgeous package that was Bain… The man was too good looking; he wreaked havoc on her senses. Then he showed up at her door in a suit.

Magen McMinimy. Immortal Blood (Kindle Locations 1609-1612).

Monday, 16 March 2015

"O" A - Z CHALLENGE

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ Lauer
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author






Out of the Dark (Forbidden Love #1)

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Angel Knight never knew anything was missing from his life. Not until one fateful night when he met her. She was fiery, beautiful, and he knew he had to make her his.

Breanna Hunt lived a normal life until rock star Angel Knight walked into her life. But he made her a job offer that she just couldn't refuse, but could she keep herself safe from his charms?

Angel does everything he could to make Breanna accept him as her mate, but with a rouge vampire starts killing people associated with Angel it isn't easy. When the killer sets their sights on Brea, all bets are off.

REVIEW: 

Werewolves and Vampires, murders, romance and even a famous rock star are packed into Out of the Dark by Danielle James.

Angel Knight, Vampire Lord and lead singer of a vampire band, finds his mate, Brea, a young waitress, working in a small restaurant. The only problem is Brea detests both Vampires and Werewolves, making it an impossible task for Angel to be with her. 

Danielle James has written quite an interesting paranormal tale, mixing romance with vampire - werewolf politics and also including an investigation into a serial killer. This book will be suited to any reader from Young Adult upwards, who enjoy reading paranormal fantasy and I am sure it will be enjoyed. 

"N" A - Z CHALLENGE

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ Lauer
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author





The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife #1)

ACE for ASIN# B0090P1MIU

The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, pimps and dirty cops – the Nightlife New York is never boring.


Aaron Pilan’s life is forever changed when he’s shot trying to rescue a drop-dead gorgeous woman on the streets of New York. Aaron is thrust into the shocking world of vampiric slavery when Michelle shares her blood to save his life.

Michelle's existence as a solitary vampire is also altered when she accepts this naive young man into her life. Bound by her blood, Aaron is subject to her authority. He walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intense sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. She vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control.

This story is bold and evocative, infusing blood, sex, love and turmoil in an urban drama about two vampires battling evil outside and within themselves.


REVIEW: 

The Nightlife in New York is where Aaron's story begins. In the act of being a good Samaritan he is transformed into a vampire when he suffers a life threatening bullet wound.

Michelle, a vampire who has walked the Earth since World War 2, changes Aaron in a random act of pity, when he gives up his life to save her.

Travis Luedke captures the emotional turmoil of Aaron as he faces his new life, cutting ties to his old mundane existence and plunging into the  whirlwind excitement of sharing his new strength, powers and unlimited sexual passions with his master.

This adult novel by Travis Luedke is action packed, exciting and somewhat titillating as he takes his reader into the private life of Michelle, who in her hasty decision to transform Aaron, she finds that she need to learn how to love and share her existence with a male vampire.  

The Nightlife: Las Vegas (The Nightlife #2)

“Fear and Loathing partied all night with The Hangover and ended in a threesome with True Blood.”

The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

Vampires, Aaron Pilan and his master Michelle, live by one rule – no bloodslaves. EVER. Aaron breaks that rule when he meets Anastasia.

All Anastasia wants is to be loved and cherished, but the predatory men she’s attracted to bring her only pain and abuse. Escaping one train-wreck relationship for another, she finds happiness with Aaron and Michelle as a vampire’s bloodslave, their pet.

When Aaron, a powerful telepath, wins too much money at the gambling tables, he attracts the deadly attention of the Colombian Cartel, and the vampires become targets. But Las Vegas isn't ready for this deadly pair of vampires mixing up heroin, sex and vengeance.

Poor Anastasia is trapped in the spiraling chaos.
  
REVIEW:
The Nightlife in Las Vegas is the second book in the series by Travis Luedke and shares the whirlwind spectacle Michelle and Aaron after fleeing New York to find sanctuary from troubled times in the big city. Unbeknown to them, they walk into more trouble when they are brought to the attention of Casino security.

Their existence is threatened when they happen to become caught up with drugs, gangsters and drug lords.

Travis Luedke has created a dark side to the existence of vampires in this lifetime as his two main characters develop addictions and battle to stay alive.

This second book in The Nightlife series is quite a different take on the model of vampire stories and one I enjoyed reading. The book is written for an adult audience and is quite titillating. 

17212690 The Next Planet Over (1)

It was a magnificent May morning, crystal clear skies, temperatures in the mid-seventies and no humidity. Terry and I stood on our balcony, mugs of coffee in hand, staring up at the gorgeous rocky mountains in all their glory. It was hard to believe what the news vids and feeds were saying.

I turned on my iEye with a tap on my earbud, and instantly my favorite vid feed appeared in front of me. Terry, my wife of twenty-five years, and I had chosen the contact lens version of the iEye although several friends had said they were glad they had chosen the implanted version.

Technological advancement is incredible. It was just 38 years ago that we were getting all our information from tablets and handheld communication devices. Some of the older folks could still be seen carrying them around. The same company that designed some of those devices had also designed the iEye. Some said it stood for “Intelligent Eye,” but I thought the company meant “Information Eye” for that was what it truly did-give us all our news, entertainment, communications, and announcements on one device linked to our eyes.

My “all news” vid feed was again talking about the government’s morning announcements. We were being told the same thing on all the feeds. To be sure I looked up to the right corner of my screen and it opened a list of all my favorite feeds. By looking at the name of one feed for more than two-seconds it changed to that feed. Friends called me old fashion because I preferred the live commentators to the digitally rendered ones.

 REVIEW:

In a technologically advanced world, the government announces the planet is dying and will disintegrate at a rapid rate until total destruction in eight years.

This story is engaging as the main characters become involved in fighting conspiracy and spy networks to complete a project to save mankind.

The twist at the end will certainly surprise and amuse.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

Crane (The Legends Saga #1)

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The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?


MY TEASERS:

 “No! No! I beg of you! Show the mercy I know you capable of!” Ichabod’s head snapped up to see Baltus edging away from the door, his face ashen with panic.

Rourke, Stacey (2014-05-24). Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) (p. 114).  . Kindle Edition. 


“What he became does not represent who he was,” Rip snapped, the firmness of his tone offering no trace of apology. “The beast took him over. You, of all people, should understand that.”

Rourke, Stacey (2014-05-24). Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) (p. 207).  . Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

INSECURE WRITER;S SUPPORT GROUP


IT IS TIME FOR 

INSECURE WRITER'S SUPPORT GROUP
To find out more about this group,
visit:
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at 

TO SIGN UP TO BE PART OF THIS MONTHLY MEME, JUST FOLLOW THIS LINK:

 Co-hosts for this month are: Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence!


 One month until we are full swing into the A-Z Challenge!
Wow! It is already March!
2015 is flying by.

This month I have been taken away from my writing to organise an Expression of Interest for my current day job. So, I could say that this is making me feel very insecure, although it isn't within the theme of Insecure Writer's Support Group, I needed to release my anxiety. The role involves a pay rise, but there is still a chance that through the process I may find I may not be working in my current role at the end of the outcome.

In other news, I have for the third year running, accepted to be  a minion for
  in the A-Z Challenge. I am really looking forward to taking part in the challenge. Are you participating this year or do you have some other plans for April?


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