Saturday, July 27, 2013

Death's Awakening by Sarra Cannon

Death's Awakening (Eternal Sorrows #1)
by Sarra Cannon


For sixteen-year-old Parrish Sorrows, life is about to become a nightmare.

This is the night she’ll wake up to her mother’s convulsions. The night she’ll lose contact with her father and sister in New York. The night 911 will stop answering the phone.

This is the night a mysterious supernatural virus begins its deadly rampage across the globe, killing billions in a matter of days. And just when things can’t get worse, the dead begin to rise.

Parrish must find a way to survive the horror of this new world. Along the way, she’ll team up with the gorgeous boy next door she’s always been drawn to, the snobby ex-bff she’s hated for years, a genius computer nerd, and a young boy who never says a word but is somehow a kindred spirit.

DEATH’S AWAKENING is the first book in Sarra Cannon’s new Eternal Sorrows series. Told from alternating points of view, this story is packed with action, magic, and romance that will leave you begging to find out what happens as this group of teens struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

They are about to find out zombies are the least of their problems.

My Review:

This is not your typical zombie story! OK so I loved Death's Awakening! Sarra created a magical twist on an apocalyptic zombie world. I seriously haven't read any other book like it. She really took an unusual (but very good) direction towards what would cause a Zombie Apocalypse. The book starts introducing a witch who lives in another realm but by a series of circumstances she ends up in our realm where the other characters are. At first I had a bit of difficulty reading the book because each chapter is a different character. Once each character was introduced and i found out how they were connected to one another I was able to read it very easily. It was actually refreshing to switch from character to character and experience from each one how they were feeling and what they were going through. We read about three teenagers, Parrish, Karmen, and Noah who have grown up together in the same neighborhood but live very different lives. Yet these three find themselves drawn together when a deadly virus appears and wipes out most of the world they once knew. Not only does the virus kill most of the people they once knew, but it also brings them back as flesh eating zombies. Together they must try to survive in the world that is now dangerous and deadly. Later on they meet up with another survivor, Crash, and together they try to figure out why this is happening and why they were not affected by the virus. The book ended with a big cliffhanger for the second installment in the series to pick up from. I will definitely be reading the next one! I am not a big zombie fan but I honestly loved this book! I loved most characters (while hating a few) lol. I loved how Sarra changed your typical zombie story and added a bit of magic into the mix! I am sitting here wishing I had book two! I would gladly recommend this book

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Author Bio:

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 110,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Sweet Escape Release & Author Spotlight

Sweet Escape (Sweet Series #2) by Bailey Ardisone


Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself...

Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her - yet again. She has no idea who she is. She has no idea where she came from.
She once thought her biggest problems were ones brought on by the mysterious man she had refused to fall in love with...Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.
This time, it isn't because of who Mycah is.
This time, it's because of who she is.
Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on, Naminé gets thrown right into the lion's den - the false King's chambers. Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home?

...Can any of them Escape?

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 Check out Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series #1) 
Which is currently free on amazon
(at time of posting)


When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And some secrets...are best kept in Oblivion....Until there is hope.Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries. Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.~ NaminĂ© has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time. She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

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Author Bio:

Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives and are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Heavenly Hunted (Heavenly Hell #2)

Cover Reveal: Heavenly Hunted (Heavenly Hell Series #2) by Aria Williams

Title: Heavenly Hunted

Author: Aria Williams

Series: Heavenly Hell Series (#2)

Genre: YA/Paranormal/Angels

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: To Be Announced


 There is a new threat in town named Bernie who is has one thing on her mind, killing Indiana. Bernie has very special skills, she stalks her prey while keeping hidden in shadows, isolates her victim’s attacking them when least expected and can get into any house at any time with the occupants unaware.

Indiana feels that no one on this earth poses a risk to herself and continues to her involvement help victims of abuse.

Until Nate put his foot down and demands for her to stop, he feels her safety is more important.

With both Connor and Nate putting their differences aside to protect Indy, will she get through this new threat or will she unintentionally put one her friends lives at risk to satisfy her own selfish needs. Or will love prevail and save the day?

My name is Aria Williams, and I am a new author who loves to write Young adult and paranormal novels. I live on nine acres of beautiful pasture land in the central west of NSW. I work full time as a nurse, this is where I get a lot of my inspiration from. For me I find my inspiration in the form of many vices either good or bad. I write from the heart and use my novels to express myself. My first novel was born from my feelings of helplessness in a world where even the innocent die and many people are left wondering why. It felt right to create a character that could heal any physical illness with some minor consequences.  My second novel Heavenly hell is from my personal experiences involving harassment, and the dominating role in which people in positions of authority take and use to their own selfish advancements. When I am not writing or working, I like to play with my dogs and have fun with my friends.  

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Author Spotlight" Rachel M. Raithby

Author Spotlight

 Lexia (The Deadwood Hunter Series)
Book One by
Rachel M. Raithby
Release Date: Friday July 26th 2013

Back Cover words
Lexia thought she was normal, ordinary...
Lincoln thought he’d spend the rest of his life seeking revenge...
Find out what happens, when the one you love is your enemy...
When Lexia sneaks out one night to go to a party, she hardly expects to be attacked by vampires. Much less be able to kill them with her bare hands.
That night triggers events Lexia can't escape and soon she struggles to keep up a facade around her friends and family.
And then there's Lincoln; she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But Lexia senses he wants something more dangerous than a simple romance.
Lincoln has secrets and what she learns changes her life forever.
A story of love, loss, and, betrayal.
Lexia and Lincoln’s lives will never be the same again.

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he panther prowled the night drawn to something he didn’t understand; leaping from rooftop to rooftop, he heard a soft cry. Landing on the next roof he looked down to see a young woman being attacked by vampires, but just as he was about to drop down to save her, she let out a wild cry, throwing them off. He froze, transfixed, as she ripped them apart with her bare hands like a wild, crazed animal. Moving with cat-like grace, she spun around to face the last vampire and when he noticed her eyes, they were a pure crystal blue until brilliant golden streaks bled through them lighting up the dark night.
That’s what you are, Little Wildcat, he thought, moving back into the shadows as her screams rang out into the night.

Author Bio

Rachel was born and raised in N.E, England and then moved to New Zealand in 2008.  She now lives in Queensland, Australia with her husband, two children and the family dog and horse. LEXIA is her debut novel, and she is currently working on the next book in The Deadwood Hunter series and also a YA Fantasy novel. 

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