sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2013

Cover Reveal of Vampire's Fortune, Fortune Teller's Curse by Kara Ashley Dey

Vampire's Fortune
Fortune Teller's Curse
by Kara Ashley Dey


Expected publication: December 1st 2013 by Gonilu Press

When money strapped psychic Fiona Autumn encounters the rich and powerful Ulysses Anthony, his high-class charm (not to mention his accompanying envelope stuffed with cold hard cash) persuades Fiona to read an ancient dagger in his possession. Unfortunately, breaking the dagger’s seal awakens magic-wielding creatures hell-bent on revenge. Trapped in a dangerous partnership, Fiona realizes she has just unleashed an ancient rage that threatens all she holds dear--including her own life.



I'm a writer who likes fantasy, speculative and paranormal fiction with romantic elements. I also enjoy interviewing multi-talented artists and writers to find out what 'makes them tick.' Sharing experiences is a really great way to learn about the world and ourselves. Plus, I'm a firm believer in rejoicing in other people's successes; it's free and it feels great.

Living in Houston with my darling husband has taught me about the blessings of great neighbors and Texas BBQ. My favorite critics are my two plump cats that purr their pleasure at most everything I write.

Author Links:

BLOG http://karaashleydey.blogspot.com/
WEB http://karaashleydey.com/
TWITTER https://twitter.com/karaashleydey
FB https://www.facebook.com/kara.ashley.dey

Cover Reveal of The Token by Marata Eros

The Token 

(The Token #1)

by Marata Eros

Publication date: December 25th, 2013

Genres: Erotica, Romance

Sexy young couple in dark


Twenty-two year old Faren Mitchell hears the two words that change her abbreviated life forever. They’re so final Faren decides she has nothing to lose by seizing every remaining moment of what life has to offer.

Until Faren collides with a motorcycle ridden by billionaire Jared McKenna.

Even the dark secret of her past and catharsis as a physical therapist can’t save Faren from the sexual spiral that waits for her in the arms of a man who commits to no one. When circumstances force her to get a second job as an exotic dancer, Faren never imagines how close that choice will bring her to the brink of a new reality she is unequipped to handle.




Marata Eros (a pseudonym for Tamara Rose Blodgett) is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.


Tamara Rose Blodgett's Blog: http://tamararoseblodgett.blogspot.com/




THE TOKEN 1 (Christmas 2013)

The DRUID Series 9: BAIRD (1/27/14)

The SIREN Series 3: BRANDON 2014

THE DARKEST JOY (Feb. 18, 2014)

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Tour Review and Giveaway of Exception of Patty Maximini



by  Patty Maximini

Release date: November 1, 2013

 Age Group: Adult

 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Exception Cover


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Book Description

 When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends whom she loved. It wasn't a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before. When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn't really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe, and definitely content, but never truly happy. When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they'd ever drank would forever change their lives. When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain. When contentment and safety feels like the best option, and love seems impossible, they may just find an EXCEPTION.


 I’m Patty, and words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.

Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.

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* I received a copy E-ARC for an honest review *

This book is for those in love, those who have a broken heart and those who repaired them.

Emily left with a broken heart through bad times, but decided to move on. Taylor as a single but with a few major disappointments in life kid. Fate makes your bet and decides to join these two souls that are destined to appear etar together and make each one to grow as a person.

It is a very well written book, Emily certainly has a very strong emotional charge but gives us a valuable lesson either boys or girls, confronts your demons! using positive people, new places and people that make you feel good about what you're worth. And that includes Taylor who like Emily but differently and grows as a character as something that starts with a change, a friendship and a time of self-exploration and search to believe in someone else, it converts into something more.

I think it's a nice, true story and a lot of girls like to read, others will feel very identified with any of the characters, the writing is strong, but I feel that maybe some parts maybe need a lightening, historyflows well and gets to the point that the author wants to reach.

I enjoyed the book, I think it is one of those where you decide to leave the action side, you take some breaks, with tea, lots of  cushions and your book in your hands.

My stars: 4


- $15 Amazon Gift Card

- 5-Exception ebooks



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viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2013

Tour Review of Death is but a Dream by Erin Hayes



 Death is but a Dream

by Erin Hayes
Publication date: Fall, 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology


Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.

With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead.




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Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery Death is but a Dream and the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average. You can reach her at tiptoegirl87@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.


The Greek gods never get old fashioned! On the contrary, they too are upgraded, of course your way.

I found out the book Erin Hayes thanks to another Indie-Author that for some (I add to Erin and Giselle) is favorite, Rhiannon Frater. So when I heard about this tour I decided I could not pass up. And I do not regret!

Now, we add  Greek mythology , Hades and his family , We have a modern era where technology, fast food, clothing designers, one detective protagonist, a story that flows well and a very creative mind behind it.

Our result: Death is but a Dream!!

Callie Saunders a homicide detective is our girl protagonist, has to solve a case, but the downside is that it is in the Underworld, Hades wants to know who wants to kill his son Plutus, god of wealth. The reward, Callie back to life, the risk: his soul and the world.

The fluidity with which he handled the story is fun, light and with a hint of mystery, takes you by the way that the author wants to show, the characters are authentic and which are typical Greek gods have that personality with staff input seal Erin Hayes and there are many names from Greek mythology that could attract your attention. It shows that Greek mitoligia and in this case the gods can adapt very well to these current seasons.

And let's face it, most of our sexy romantic heroes are describe as the Greek gods as perfect money, fancy clothes and other monads. Who says that real Greek gods can not enjoy those details?

The story is spiced with romance, so, this small but powerful touch will make the history of unexpected changes. Including the end of the story. Take note and go looking for it on your Goodreads to read or Amazon.

I think you may have noticed that I am really excited with the underworld, the changes and the gods. And a funny thing happened to me, perhaps a sign of the Underworld that this was the right place to read the book, I was sitting,I sipping a glass of soda and I enjoying my fries with ketchup and a little chipotle sauce  when I read this:

"...The McDonald's next to us was a 24-hour one with the dining area open at all times.

We were the only ones there at that time of night, so I quickly ordered two Big Mac combos for Plutus and I..."

I stared at my Big Mac and then around maybe  Plutus and Callie  were there., it was a fun experience.

I loved reading it, I enjoy it and I would like the author  give us more to read of  this kind of story, a continuation or with a new story.

My stars review: 4.5

I received an E-book arc in exchange for an honest review.


Grand prize giveaway


--2x signed copies (US/CAN)

--3x ebook copies (INTL)

--One Kindle Fire (INTL)




miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

Eramane by Frankie Ash visits the Blog!


Today the blog hosts a book that came out this year and personally, I really wanted to read. Why? Well, maybe  was  the reveal the cover or the Book Blitz, I don't Know. It had a different title, a girl with expressive eyes and a very unusual attire for this time. For when I come the Book Blitz, and I had read the synopsis and an excerpt but  I had to wait to read this story. I decided to add it to my Goodreads and Bumb! Eramane by Frankie Ash, with us today on the blog!

Describing Eramane by Frankie Ash:

If you still have not check it this story, here is synopsis:

In the village of Eludwid, seventeen-year-old Eramane Fahnestock goes about her life, cheerfully disregarding a prophecy made to her parents that she would have a great gift. Not yet wed and beset with boredom, Eramane cannot shake the feeling that something exciting awaits her beyond Eludwid. But when she is invited to picnic with a handsome young suitor, Eramane has no idea that her life will soon change forever.

As Eramane prepares for her date, she is suddenly hypnotized by a strange voice that tells her he will be coming for her that night. Unsettled but determined to press forward, Eramane and her suitor, Lebis, head to the woods to enjoy their picnic. As darkness falls on the forest, however, a beast emerges, transforming their beautiful outing into a terrifying scene. Taken captive and carried away to a mountain hideaway, Eramane finds her memories are soon clouded, even as her family frantically searches for her back home.

In this gripping fantasy tale, evil is summoned to the mountaintop, forcing a young woman to discover her magical gifts and exact revenge against a beast determined to destroy everything she has ever loved.




What's the story?

“We belong to each other now,” the beast declares as

it grabs my limp body and takes me up into the darkness.” 
― Frankie Ash, Eramane

***Insert here music of Carl Orff ***

This is the first installment of 3 books that has the Eramane series , If you read my reviews you know that usually in this type of series I think this first book is where you put the cards on the table and you know most of the characters that  accompany you on this voyage . Eramane also applies to this rule.Eramane Fahnestock , she is the protagonist of the story , She has the whole kit  to be the main character, is cute, good feelings and great desires . Also in the book we find his family , including his brother  Samiah , with whom has a very good relation of brothers. Samiah have your partner Mira. Their relationship is very sweet. Eramane parents are very compressive and expect their daughter to have a couple  who She wants,with respect , a life partner and in love with each other . In this case appears Lebis , the blacksmith, and as any girl  Eramane is interested in him. Their parents the  help them to have a date ( something sweet on their part) but hey every parent wants the best for her daughter. Anyway Eramare have  your date with Lebis , but here is where everything changes , something happens that changes the life and destiny of Eramane .

ena43Destiny? I think the book presents two key points (well, a few more) important or what is important for me, the beginning of the story where we narrate something that happened before by the time of Eramane and Chapter of date of Eramane and Lebis. I think you should go looking for clues in this book, is good, I love the description of the villa Eludwind, lots of action in the book but still insist I think Frankie Ash put us clues or riddles in because there are so many questions that make, I wish the output of the second part is here! By the way also a character who should check is Limearsy , just put it here without reference because  seriously worth it than readers  discover this character. He is my favorite.

In the second part I think Eramane as a character is going to undergo a radical change and will surprise us even more. His writing in my opinion is a classic style and have something current that mixes very well, has good descriptions and is one of the things that charm me of the book, another is the unexpected situations, at some point in the table below our feet shakes us and say WHAT HAPPENED HERE?? and elsewhere you expect more. There are some small details that make you see that it is the first book of the author, but the exceeds  very well each of them

Without a doubt, I loved, going according to your type of genre and readers. If you have of opportunity  read this first book, READ!  and Discover what's behind the story of Eramane Fahnestock. Or if possible add the book on her shelf in Goodreads as a book to read next.

My stars: 4.5

P.S: The image I found on the  Pinterest of Frankie, she says:"inspiration for Eramane's costume in book 2, but let's not get ahead of ourselves" Frnakie , please Go ahead!

Meet the mind behind of Eramane:

After finishing the book I got in contact with your the author Frankie Ash for an interview . She is very accessible and very friendly, if you have the opportunity to contact your favorite authors, Do it!. Frankie shows us a way cool, funny of as she is, about his book and so fun facts.  INTERVIEW HERE! Enjoy it! :)

1.-Who is Frankie Ash in 140 characters?

 Oh this sucks, I couldn’t do it for Twitter either, but I’ll try my best for you Alice, here goes: I’m a mom, wife, SFF nerd, beach bum @heart, Chiver, and optimist. If I’m not being a goofball, then I’m probably pissed.

See what I mean? Uggh :)

2.-For you, what means the book Eramane?

Eramane has been the most important part of my life as a writer for over a decade. Writing this book, telling her story, bringing a world to life to share with others; I can’t imagine now how I ever thought I shouldn’t keep going because there were times when a year would go by without working on Eramane. At one point I was like, “maybe there is no story,” but the characters were a persistent thought, they were alive in my mind, so I had to let them out. 

3.- When not writing, what do you usually do in the real world?

When you’re a writer, your real world is writing, but I know what you mean so, I dunno, I do family stuff, and house stuff, CHORES SUCK! I do research for writing projects. I do a little baking. I mess with my cats, or they mess with me. I really love going to concerts though, but it’s been a few years since I‘ve been to one. Live music is oh so good.

4.-What is the first book you read and the last (so far)?

The first book I read that really sticks in my mind as the first book I read, cause I’m sure there were others, but this one has always been the one that I remember as my first book that wasn’t a children’s book, Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. I cried so hard, I’ll never forget that book. But it wasn’t long after that when I discovered The Hobbitand BAM!  I was properly introduced to the fantasy genre. I’ve been hooked ever since.   The last book I read was

5.-Your favorite program of T.V?

Well right now it’s The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. But of all time, I have to say Star Trek (TNG) and X-Files. Those two shows were on air when I was in middle school, they will always resonate with me.  Don’t get me wrong, I have seen every episode of Star Trek, but TNG was my fav.

6.-- In Eramane, what is the character who has more of your personality?

Samiah, Eramane’s brother. He is laid back, yet driven by his emotions. He was easier for me to write than any of the other characters. I guess that’s how I know that I’m more like him. Plus he’s funny, not a deliberate jokester, it’s just a part of who he is.  My family and friends laugh at me… a lot, so that’s another similarity. Hopefully I wrote that characteristic of Samiah well enough to shine through to readers.

7.- What are the characters you most enjoy writing? The villains or heroes/heroines?

Writing the villain is always fun for me. I feel that the better I write the villain, the better the hero/ine will be. But, overall, writing the protagonist is my favorite. It’s like a victory of my own when I write the demise of the antagonist. I’m at my keyboard all, “what now jerk?” It can be comical for my family when they hear me shouting at my laptop.

8.- Your favorite phrase of Eramane?

Hmmm…well on Goodreads I have a quote that I really like from the book, but I’ll give you another one.  This quote is from a Rider who has accompanied Samiah to the scene of a dead man, “He looks deader than a dead man is supposed to look.”  I don’t know why, but when I wrote that, and every time I read or think about that line, it makes me laugh. But that’s bad because the scene is not funny at all.

9.- What is your favorite food?

My husband makes a delicious cowboy steak. It’s seasoned with coffee! It’s delicious!  But as long as I have my ice cream...I’m good.

10.-What is the most important thing you've learned so far as a writer?

I’ve been asked this question before, and it’s still the same answer; I haven’t.  I learn something crucial to my craft almost every day. But one of the many important things I’ve learned is to always write. It’s like that with anything you do. You don’t learn to dance a ballet from standing on your tip-toes a few times. You must practice, always. And drink lots of coffee/tea/insert other liquid of preference, whichever.

11.- If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?

How about one continent…that’d be Europe. Or Australia…Italy. Man I don’t know; I want to go everywhere!

12.- If you could talk with any person in history (living or dead), who would it be?

Alive, Will Ferrell, cause he makes me laugh, that stupid laugh that I don’t like for anyone to hear but they do. I can’t hold it in. Dead, umm....would they be all zombiefied or am I getting an interview pre-checkout? These are things I need to know!

13.- What is the song of your life?

OMYGOODNESS…I have to say that I cannot, CANNOT! answer that. Seriously, I love music so much and soooo many songs mean too much to me to choose one that would define me.

14.-I speak Spanish so, You know any word in Spanish?

I know some words when I hear them, took two years of Spanish in college. But I would do a great disservice to the language if I tried to speak it.

15.-Your next project is about?

Well, I’m working on two at the same time right now. I’m finishing the Eramane series and I’m working on a sci-fi project. I’m so excited about writing this sci-fi book, that I’ve actually considered putting the Eramane series on hold. I write what I feelz, and I feelz the sci-fi :)

16.-Message to the fans and new readers.

Thanks for picking up a book written by someone you haven’t heard of. Thanks for giving me a chance. I have a lot to say, so keep reading :)



Frankie Ash is the author of the YA novel Eramane, COMING SOON! She holds a B.A. in English and resides on the east-coast somewhere between “Will it ever be warm again?” and “The summers here are too short!” She is currently writing book #2 of The Eramane Trilogy, to be published in 2014.


I want to thanks to Frankie Ash for the facilities granted for the interview and for this review :)

lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013

Cover Reveal of Tousle Me: A New Adult Parody by Lucy V. Morgan

Tousle Me: A New Adult Parody

by Lucy V. Morgan

Publication date: December 13th 2013

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

 designed by Kenny Wright



He’s exquisitely hot. Exquisitely tousled. Exquisitely screwed in the head.

Cammibelle Hicks just wants to survive her first year of college. Desperate to forget her troubled past, she throws herself into her degree and book review blog. So what if her life is one long tumblr page of grumpy cat GIFs? She doesn’t need to get out more, and she definitely doesn’t need a man.

Hunter von Styles approaches life like he’s spoiling for a fight: with a tempting scowl. A cage-fighting, ex-rocker billionaire, it’s unclear why Hunter’s at college. Frankly, it makes no sense. Then Cammie falls into him—literally—at a party, and he’s obsessed. He needs her more than a moist towelette at a barbecue.

Though Cammie’s friends warn her against Hunter, she can’t resist his charms; especially not when he buys her shoes. And GoodReads. And a unicorn. But when her handsome best friend, medieval reenactor Archer Riddick, makes a play for her heart—and challenges Hunter to a jousting match—it turns out that Hunter has demons of his own. Demons that aren’t real ones, but metaphorical ones—which are MUCH WORSE, when you think about it…

Join Hunter and Cammie on an emotionally exhausting journey into love.

And co-dependence.

And probably therapy.




Lucy writes sharp contemporary fiction, usually with a liberal splatter of filth. She is a Lyrical Press author, an editor and a screenwriter.

Her new adult novel, TWISTED SUMMER, is a gutsy take on forbidden love starring an even gutsier heroine.

Her contemporary series, encompassing CHAIRMAN OF THE WHORED and THE WHORED'S PRAYER, features slick London lawyers with a penchant for sensual violence. BEAUTIFUL MESS, her romantic comedy novella, is a snarky, sexy friends-to-lovers romp.

In TOUSLE ME: A New Adult Parody, Lucy pays homage to the books she loves in the best way she knows how...by mocking them mercilessly.

Lucy lives amid a graveyard of scented candles and half-read books. She's still trying to kick her dirty Pepsi habit.

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Book Blitz and Giveaway with Stim by Kevin Berry

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by Kevin Berry
Publication date: October 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.



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 Excerpt from Stim, Chapter 4

There is a well-known equation, known as the Drake Equation, that is used to estimate the number of detectable, sentient, communicative races in the galaxy (besides us, if we consider ourselves as one of them). It works (or does not work, according to its critics) by guessing the value of a lot of variables, such as the fraction of stars which have planets, and the fraction of planets which develop intelligent life, amongst other things, and multiplying them all together. Depending on the values chosen, the equation produces a number between zero (we are alone in our galaxy) to billions (we have lots of intelligent neighbours in the galaxy).

I decided to modify this equation to estimate the number of potential girlfriends for me in Christchurch. Here is my Girlfriend Equation, for a Scientifically Calculated Reckoning of Eligible Women (or SCREW score):

G = P . fw . fa . fi . fs . fp . fr . fh . fg


G = the number of potential girlfriends for me in Christchurch;

P = the population of Christchurch, which is about 400,000 (I am not interested in a long-distance relationship, so I am restricting this variable to my home city);

fw = the fraction of the population made up of women, which is about 50% (I am not interested in a gay relationship, so I will calculate for females only);

fa = the fraction of the above women within one year either side of my own age, so aged about 18-20, which I estimate at about 5% (I do not want to date a schoolgirl, and women aged 21 or over will surely be too sophisticated for me);

fi = the fraction of the above women who are highly intelligent, say with an IQ within the top 5%, which is (obviously) a certain 5% (because we must be able to talk to each other at approximately the same level);

fs = the fraction of the above women who are currently single, which I…um…guess is about 50% (I do not want to date someone already dating someone else, as I do not want to get involved in threesomes or a trinogamous relationship);

fp = the fraction of the above women who I find physically attractive, which is…er…about 10%, at a guess. I do not know exactly (I think physical attractiveness is probably quite important for the sex aspect of the relationship);

fr = the fraction of the above women who reciprocally find me physically attractive, which is even more difficult to estimate…so about 20%, at a guess (yes, this is double the percentage I estimated I find attractive, but I am not unhandsome, you know);

fh = the fraction of the above women who I will like hanging out with, which I estimate at 100% (I am sure I would like hanging out with an attractive woman, and I am quite easy-going);

fg = the fraction of the above women who will get along with me and tolerate my Aspie ways… Hmm, hard to estimate… I will be generous and guess 20% (most women are likely to consider me too weird to go out with, as Chloe told me).

Treating all of the above as independent variables, which is maybe a little questionable as some of them are probably correlated, I plugged all of the values into the equation, which became:

G = 400000 x 0.5 x 0.05 x 0.05 x 0.5 x 0.1 x 0.2 x 1.0 x 0.2

Multiplying everything together, this equation of somewhat dubious credibility results in:

G = 1

That is it. I have calculated there is one unattached, intelligent woman of about my age in Christchurch who I will find physically attractive and who will find me physically attractive, and enjoy hanging out with. One.



Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy). These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

Guest Post

Why negative reviews aren't bad

Let's face it. Every author gets mixed reviews, even (and perhaps especially) the top bestsellers.

Just like we're not all attracted to the same kind of people, we don't all like the same kind of books.

 Most readers know this. And a negative review, if constructively written, can help them decide to buy your book, because whatever the reviewer didn't like might be exactly what the next reader does like in a book. The only negative reviews that don't help are one like 'This book sucks' that tell you nothing about it.

Of course, every author likes to get lots of good reviews and 4 or 5-star ratings, but even those can be misleading. It's said that reviewers on Goodreads are harsher than those on Amazon, for instance. Individually, some people might give very few books a 5-star rating, but others might give every book they like a 5-star rating. It's hard to compare.

Even the overall rating can be misleading as to how good a book is going to be for you individually. Here's why. Imagine two books: the first is a well-written, but run-of-the-mill, novel that nearly everyone likes, with mostly 4-star ratings and a few 3-star and 5-star ratings to give a 4.0 rating overall. The other book is different, and half of the readers don't 'get' it and don't like it (and give it a 2-star rating), and the other half really love it and give it a 5-star rating. The overall rating for the second book would be 3.5, well below the first book, even though half of the people who read it gave it 5 stars, and half of new readers would like it at least as much as the first book. In this case, it comes down to a choice between a book you'll probably like and a book you'll either love or hate.

What is probably more important in choosing a book is the ratio of 5-star ratings to the total, or whether people who appear to like the same kind of books as you liked it or not.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.kevinberrybooks.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kevinberryxxx
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1104822.Kevin_Berry


Individual giveaways:

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sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013

Tour Review and Giveaway of This Much is True by Katherine Owen


Title: This Much Is True

 Author: Katherine Owen

 Release: August 11th, 2013

 Age Group: New Adult/Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance; Sports Romance, Holiday Romance, New Adult College Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours




Fate brings them together

Fame & lies keep them apart

One truth remains…

She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…

At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about the heartbreaking loss of her twin that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense—when she lies about her age and who she really is—intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.

His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…

At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?

Fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways...

And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.

This much is true.

Caution: This title contains some strong language, some violence, and some sexual situations and is intended for readers 18+ in age.


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 Dark. Edgy.



Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry.

I drink too much...coffee, not enough water. I swear too much for God and my mother, and I slip these into my fiction. Sorry.

I'm impatient, a perfectionist, a wordsmith, a dreamer, which ends up being good and bad. I'm a workaholic; ask my "fam-dam-ily".

I've written four novels in as many years: "When I See You, "Not To Us", Seeing Julia" as well as my latest release "This Much Is True" (which hit #1 on Amazon best seller lists for Sports Romance, Holiday Romance within a week of its release). Competitive; much, KO? Oh yes.

If you love angsty, unpredictable love stories, I'm yours. ♥

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 ***MY REVIEW***

This must be a kind of purgatory—the in-between place—because these pervasive feelings of rage and passion for Tally are equalized and actually co-mingle together—like fire and water—each ready to extinguish the other.

 --- Katherine Owen, This Much Is True

The history of this reading begins more or less a few days after I received the E -ARC in exchange for an honest review, had read the synopsis,I see the cover and wondered what  story was behind that cover and that little synopsis. The latter is like the lure that says : Hey I have a really good story!

Once captured by the lure, way to school ( lately I've read the books in transportation, technology thanks !) I was reading while the bus was going at a speed slightly accelerated, my emotions were equal in the reading . WhenI arrived at the buss stop , my point was to breathe and say, Katherine Owen , I need a Seatbelt for my heart.

The story will really shakes those heartstrings that if you did not know that you had with this book insurance come to light . Our main characters: Linc , baseball player and Tally , Ballet dancer , have a strong emotional charge , its history has this intense drama but showing you a small door of hope for this pair. Although that door is tricky or otherwise , you can take another way. Truths , half-truths and we include lies and the decisions of each and the consequences for both.

After this race feelings, a few minutes to breathe and rest, maybe some parts gave me the time to breathe, are those details that stand to be slick, just a small review, but for me those details are what always make than the author  improve thank them and than imagination flow.And in this case making our emotions at limit and breaks the tension  to continue.

I really liked the story, though it was somewhat realistic but showing us in detail the imperfection of life, and sometimes it perfect in the eyes of the other person is only love that has you and the other person has.

Although You be yourself your enemy  to find it

I recommend this book for those romantic people with a box of tissues and a seatbelt for your heart.

Thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful book,
My stars are: 4.5


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Pretty When She Dies
(Pretty When She Dies #1)

by Rhiannon Frater
Published by: Permuted Press
Publication date: Late November, 2013 (reissue)
Genres: Adult, Horror, Paranormal

Pretty When She Dies



Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry…

… in a new, horrific, unimaginable way…

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what’s worse is that he’s a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.
But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation… or her death?


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Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy (The First Days, Fighting to Survive, Siege,) and the author of three other books: the vampire novels Pretty When She Dies and The Tale of the Vampire Bride and the young-adult zombie novel The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters. Inspired to independently produce her work from the urging of her fans, she published The First Days in late 2008 and quickly gathered a cult following. She won the Dead Letter Award back-to-back for both The First Days and Fighting to Survive, the former of which the Harrisburg Book Examiner called ‘one of the best zombie books of the decade.’ Rhiannon is currently represented by Hannah Gordon of the Foundry + Literary Media agency. You may contact her by sending an email to rhiannonfrater@gmail.com.

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Day of Review with Ninety Eight by Shannon Mayer


Ninety Eight

by  Shannon Mayer 

Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing Ltd.

New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance




Speed Limits

Lottery Tickets

Elevator Buttons

Numbers are everywhere—they play such a vital role in our everyday lives. But what would happen if we measured love with equations just as we do our morning cup of coffee? My nana had many recipes in her cupboards, but it was her calculations for love that she insisted I live my life by; and I’ve followed her rules all these years.

One Animal

One Moment

One Critical Impact

That’s all it took for the numbers to start flying in a jumbled mess through my brain as I stared into the violet eyes that would forever make me question my choices. In a split second, the possibilities and reality of true love are revealed and I’m questioning all I’ve ever known.

A Tree

White Fences

Stolen Moments

I can’t ignore the storm brewing around—and within—me. Everything I am is confronted by these new numbers, and all they represent. My past, present and future will all be determined by the gambles I make right here, right now. Again, it’s all about the numbers.

And what I’m learning is, one plus one doesn’t always equal two and sometimes three times isn’t always the charm.


ShannonMayer (2)Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the author of the The Rylee Adamson Novels, The Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series and several contemporary romances. Please visit her website at http://www.shannonmayer.com for more information on her novels.

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I know that stepping outside the box only gets you hurt, that taking chances is what brings ruin and pain into your life. I know this . . . . yet with one encounter my whole world turned inside out.  -- Brielle


I was waiting for the time to post this review. Something close to this upcoming Christmas season. Why? Well, because if there are girls reading this will give me the reason that Christmas is a time also romance.

** I received an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.**

Well, personally is the first time I read a book by Shannon Meyer, did not know what to expect from this book, the synopsis was only hhabia read in one of the events I had and a cover page with a title peculiar Ninety-eight .

The synopsis speak of numbers, but what he meant to them, Well one afternoon I grabbed my lap and started reading this book, in the known history of Brielle, a girl who has a job as a vet assistant and a boyfriend which she considers a man who enters the higher percentage standard with which his life may not be 100% happy but you will have peace and security. And love?

Brielle has a history of looking for that kind of happiness, and family environment does not help much for her to find someone to fill it with happiness and love. But ... that education, instilled thoughts and ideas about life will see truncated and broken thanks to Darwin.

Ninety-eight, I think is a good percentage to look Brielle and in your equation includes love. Your starting life that meets Darwin change and this is where it starts growing as a character, perhaps in some places not connected with her, but comprehended their situation. Including the other characters. Also this is where your feelings could be a swirl.And that swirl bring more surprises on the way to our protagonist and for us readers moments and unexpected situations.

It is easy to read, very cool and has a very clear idea about what it means contemporary romance. We are flooded with many feelings, many doubts, many moments that make this book highly recommended for something girl looking for love, you already have or are in love with him.

Look for it, enjoy it and now that Christmas is approaching, what better than an afternoon with a reading romance, a delicious coffee and a box of tissues.


PD: My stars for this book is 4.