Friday, September 27, 2013

*****Darkness Betrayed by Christine Hughes Release******

Darkness Betrayed (Torn Series #2)
by:  Christine Hughes
Release Date: 9/27/2013


Synopsis:

Even the devil was once an angel...
Still reeling from a devastating betrayal, and a shaky relationship with Ethan, her Guardian Angel, Samantha reluctantly seeks comfort with Damien - the original fallen, the devil whispered about and part of the original deception of Adam and Eve. She learns of the real reason for his existence – a sad and twisted reason that would force even the most ardent Bible thumpers to show sympathy. He agrees to help Samantha fight Sebastian but what she doesn't know is there is a price for Damien's involvement. A price she would never allow. The only problem is, she isn't the one making the sale.




Excerpt:


“Lucas isn’t healing as quickly as Sebastian would like. That much I know.”

“You already said that. What do you know about Lucas?”
“Sebastian is very angry with him.”
I snorted. “I’m sure.”
Malakai cocked his grotesque head to the side. “His betrayal is the only thing you focus on?”
“It’s the only thing I can focus on.” Rage built up and threatened to break free.
Ethan stepped closer, the tip of his sword grazing the back of Malakai. Eyes wide, he replied hastily. “You haven’t let me finish. I do have a message from one who is in Sebastian’s circle. One you’ve never met but have heard about. One who is tired of Sebastian’s ways. One who wants to return to how it’s supposed to be.”
“And who is the ‘one’ you speak of?”
“He is the one who has sent me to deliver his message.”
Vibrations ran through me. “Stop talking in circles! Give the message you were sent to give or I will kill you. You have no place here.”
“Ahh.” Malakai’s eyes narrowed. “I told him you wouldn’t listen. I told him you were not ready to hear his proposal. You are still…immature.”
“Enough!” The tip of Ethan’s sword pierced the wing of the Exiled. “Go back to whoever sent you. Tell them we don’t talk in circles. If you have nothing to tell us, we have nothing to listen to. Our patience is wearing thin.”
Malakai’s hands flew to his face as he began to shake. Didn’t really look to me like whoever had sent him had thought any it through. This minion was about to crack under the pressure. I was only too happy to speed up that process.
Arms outstretched, he stepped away. “No. No. I was sent. You must listen. Death at your hand would be welcomed in light of what I will face if I fail. You must listen. The purest fallen has sent me. He is ready to make a deal with you to overthrow Sebastian and rid the world of him once and for all.”
My mind raced as I tried to process the information. Who was the purest fallen?
      Ethan whispered and I barely hear him over the din that began to rise around me. “Damien.”




Torn (Torn series #1)



Synopsis:

TORN With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. Not only isn’t she the normal teenage girl she thought she was, Sam must now take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity. In addition to dealing with a devastating betrayal—and having feelings for someone she’s forbidden to love—Sam must also fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles to make a choice between fighting alongside the Faithful or succumbing to the temptation of the Exiled. Both sides require sacrifices Sam isn’t sure she can make.




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Author Bio:





A former Army brat, Christine Hughes moved quite often. She spent much of her time losing herself in books and creating stories about many of the people she'd met. Falling in love with literature was easy for her and she majored in English while attending college in New Jersey. Not sure where her love of reading and writing fit, she became a middle school English teacher. After nine years of teaching others to appreciate literature, she decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. Now at home focusing on making writing her new career, she spends her time creating characters and plot points instead of grading papers.



 




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

*****RELEASE BLAST*****PATCH UP BY STEPHANIE WITTER



Hot New Release!
“Patch Up is a perfect mix of everything I
love in new adult Stephanie Witter made phenomenal job at creating another gut
wrenching story about fighting with depression and twist and turns of life that
hooked me and made me breathless.”
Patrycja *Smokin' Hot Babe*





Patch Up by Stephanie
Witter

Genre:
Contemporary New Adult novel with a slow building romance.
Publisher: Anchor
Group

Date of Publication:
16 Sep, 2013
ISBN: 9780989707336
Number of pages:
260 pages
Cover Artist:
It Designs

Length:
over 85 000 words.

Due to some shocking scenes, this novel
is not intended for readers under 18.


Blurb:

Skye followed her long time boyfriend to
Seattle for their first year of college, but he dumped her after only a week.
The relationship brought only pain and destruction in Skye's life, and yet, she
can't bring herself to open up and live her life.
"What if I am already broken into
pieces?"
She hates to be touched, hiding under her
oversized shirts and behind her wild frizzy hair. Even her bubbly roommate
can't reach her. And yet ...
"I'm the guy who knows how you can hurt
so much that your insides feel like they're cut and bleeding."
The tall, handsome, and tattooed TA in her
psychology class changes everything when he literally collides with her and
confronts her. For the first time in a long time, she wants to try and open up
to this guy whose dark, intense eyes can't hide his own pain despite his
dazzling smile getting to her.
However, just when she's starting to live
again, her ex-boyfriend comes back, breaking her time and time again, making it
all the more complicated.
She wants to fight for herself and for this
building thing with the TA, even when he pushes her away, but can two broken
people patch each other up?
"I never thought colliding with someone
could change lives, but it is possible."

“Patch Up is intense, riveting,
heartbreakingly sad at times, angsty, heartwarming, and inspirational. I was
hooked from the start. Had I not passed out in the wee hours of the morning, I
would have read Parch up straight through, it is THAT good.”
Dawn L

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Excerpt:

(The first meeting)

Without paying attention to my surroundings,
I turn to my left to walk toward the row closer to the door where a seat is
available. I take a step and collide with a hard body, almost toppling me over
on the ground for the second time in less than an hour. A strong hand grips me
firmly by the forearm. My body stiffens and my breath catches in my throat.
It’s as if I can’t move besides yanking my arm free without looking up to see
who I collided with.

“Are you all right?” he asks me in a deep and
calm voice.

My eyes wander from my red Converse to his
dark boots. I have to calm down. I’m being ridiculous. Calm down. I take a deep
breath and look up slowly. Long, muscled legs in beat up dark blue jeans, an
old black leather jacket open over a dark grey V-neck sweater that showcases an
impressive tall body with broad shoulders and finally, longish and messy black
hair, perfect straight nose, full lips, high cheekbones and expressive soft
dark eyes that lock with my bluish-greyish ones. He looks older with his goatee
perfectly trimmed. A perfect hot mess many girls would say. I’m just
intimidated by this stranger, though.

“I’m fine,” I reply, my voice even. I push
away some of my untamed locks and curse my auburn frizzy hair that is always
all over the place.



What other reviewers had to say -


“The romance is slow-building and that makes
it feel more realistic. The storyline is strong and holds its own without the
romance and then the romance is just the cherry on the cake.”
Laura Carter

“At the end of this book I was crying hard
and wished I could reach in and save Skye from her fate.”
Author Karen Swart


“You reach into the mind of the main
character, Skye, and find yourself looking at the world very differently. The
emotions I experience reading this novel was epic. One moment I would be so
sad, and then over to smiling and then boom, I hated someone.”
Janine Fourie –
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Friday, September 13, 2013

****BLOG TOUR**** Fated Truth by Tasha Gwartney

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Fated Truth 
By: Tasha Gwartney
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance



Synopsis:

Living in a world never truly meant for her, Ella Reese has tried her whole life to fit into the mold her parents wanted, and not stand out in a small town where gossip reigned supreme. Despised for what she is, she will be lucky to make it through her senior year intact and spending time with her two best friends would be a major bonus. However, Fate intervenes and Ella suddenly finds herself thrust into an odyssey where she not only discovers she is a powerful Goddess Touched True Witch but a life mate has also been chosen for her. In love with her soul mate and reunited with a family who accepts her, Ella's world falls apart when Fate deals her a horrific blow. As she travels the path Fate has set her on, she must uncover her true self or die trying.


BLURB:

When Ella Reese touched Jaxx’s hand for the first time she knew her life would never be the same, never had a touch between two seemingly ordinary finger tips spark a light so bright that Ella felt it ignite the embers burning deep within the withered flower that she called a soul, with the mere brush of a finger Ella bloomed, and Jaxx opened her eyes to a world where she could truly belong.




My Review:

5 Stars!!

Ok. Let me first start off by saying that I am not that fond of witches whether it be on tv or in books they have just never been my cup of tea. However Tasha's book Fated Truth had me hooked from the very beginning! I honestly did not want to put the book down and when i finally did I continued thinking about Ella and Jaxx instead of concentrating on my school work! Yes it was that good! I loved everything about this book. I instantly fell in love with Ella and her best friend Jessa from the get go. Then comes Jaxx! (drool). Uggh. I LOVE Jaxx. I love how Ella refers to him as the Nordic God! It describes him perfectly. He is my favorite character by far! Although it is hard for me to choose just one favorite character with such good ones as Tasha wrote. I loved them all! They each have a very different personality that sets them apart from one another. Sometimes I felt like they were real and found myself feeling like I was there in the story with them. Tasha did an excellent job writing Fated Truth. I mean it feels like a true story when you read it, like it is actually happening and you are part of it. I experienced the emotions that Ella was experiencing as if I were her. I loved it! I also liked how we learn a little more information at a time as you get further into the story rather than just dumping all the information at the beginning or end. It kept me wanting to read more and more so I could find out what happened or why or how. All in all this book was definitely 5 stars! I can't wait to read the next one in the series to see where the story will go. Thank you Tasha for writing such an excellent read! I will definitely recommend this book to everyone! <3 span="">



Author Bio:








Tasha Gwartney is a Military wife and devoted momma to a handsome little man by day. At night she drops her domestic goddess cloak and becomes an avid writer. She lives in Central Louisiana with her family and two huskies. Tasha has been writing poetry and short stories since she was ten years of age. There wasn’t ever a time when a story plot wasn’t found somewhere in her head. Tasha has had several of her poems published. She is looking forward to publishing many more poems and novels as well.
Tasha has always enjoyed bringing the worlds that begin inside her head to the minds of others.

Tasha Gwartney started writing short stories when I was about ten years old. I would print them out on the sides of worksheets in school, basically write them on anything that was handy when the idea would pop up in my head. My elementary teachers would tell me to stop because it was disruptive and not pertaining to the subject that I was so post to be learning at the time.
All the way through school I wrote. My short stories got longer and I branched out into poetry. Some of my school teachers encouraged me to write. They even said they liked some of my work. But it wasn’t until I was a junior in High School that it really hit me that I wanted to do this. I wanted to write and reach people. To put the stories that were bouncing against the walls of my mind down on paper, and teleport someone into my own private world.

My Science teacher caught me writing a poem on the back of a test during class one day. That was a HUGE no-no in his class. You did not get side tracked. It was one of his major pet peeves. He asked me to stay after class that day, and I was literally shaking in my platform boots. He was majorly hard on people that ticked him off during his classes. Come to find out, I wasn’t in trouble. He wanted to talk to me about the poem that he had read on the back of my end of term test. He asked if he could give it to his wife for their anniversary. I was so happy that I wasn’t in trouble that I quickly said yes then shot from the room.

The poem that I wrote on the back of that test was about love and loss. I had read a novel the night before that really touched something hidden deep inside me. You have to remember I was sixteen. I was a teen that knew nothing of truly feeling emotions of love on this deep of a level. But the novel I read the night before had me enthralled. I fell into the main character and felt every emotion that she felt, celebrated her every triumph, and cried her tears when she lost the man she loved. That was how I was able to write a poem on the back of a test that touched even my grouchy Science teacher.
After that I wanted to be that author that transported readers and wrote something that made them feel every emotion that the characters I made come to life feel. This is the reason that I write.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

***COVER REVEAL*** Darkness Betrayed by Christine Hughes

Darkness Betrayed (Torn #2)
by
Christine Hughes
Release Date: September 27, 2013




Synopsis:

Even the devil was once an angel...

Still reeling from a devastating betrayal, and a shaky

 relationship with Ethan, her Guardian Angel, Samantha

 reluctantly seeks comfort with Damien - the original fallen,

 the devil whispered about and part of the original deception

 of Adam and Eve. She learns of the real reason for his 

existence – a sad and twisted reason that would force even

 the most ardent Bible thumpers to show sympathy. He 

agrees to help Samantha fight Sebastian but what she doesn't

 know is there is a price for Damien's involvement. A price

 she would never allow. The only problem is, she isn't the one

 making the sale.