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Saturday, September 13, 2014
12:54 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Black Moon blog tour. One my stop there a review and giveaway.
Shea Harper is forced to stay in boring, hot and dry Phoenix, Arizona for college. But once she meets the enigmatic yet positively egocentric Lucian, Shea’s life changes forever.
She finds out that she comes from a long line of descendants called Vessels. In her soul is the key to destroying an ancient prison protecting the world from darkness itself: Lucian’s father.
Up until now, Lucian has captured every descendant except Shea. With her powers awakening, all vampires want to drag her down to the pit. But Lucian is territorial. She’s the first female Vessel… and he’s convinced she belongs to him.
Saucy and tauntingly surprising, Black Moon captures the struggle between burning alive with desire and castrating the heart. This is a love story that will drain you dry.
This is one of those beautiful and dark love stories that you can’t help but fall in love with.
Lucien is one of the oldest vampires who is dark and wants to be his father’s vessel but he is able to keep some of his humanity when he meets Shea who is light and good. When they say opposites attract they couldn’t be more right in this story. But even with the beautiful love there is a darkness to this story with all the evil, bloody gory aspects. I am definitely hooked on this series and I can’t wait for the next book. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
Aren't author's bios boring? I always wanted to read one that went something like this:
F.M. Sherrill: recent citizen of earth. Plans on ruling the planet once she gets over the common cold. Or, F.M. Sherrill: time traveler. Decided to alter the space-time continuum by writing a novel, thus changing history slightly, which will eventually lead to the rise of a new human species.
But here it is. F.M. Sherrill is a novelist, A.K.A. an avid bullshitter; that's why she lives in L.A. She's been writing for as long as her ancient mind can remember, devouring tales like an anemic vampire roaming the streets in hot pink heels, always thirsty for more. When she's not writing, she's making steampunk weapons, sewing giant plant-eater Mario plushes, making costumes for some film bloke or cosplayer, and sculpting/casting movie prop replicas while gardening in her urban apartment. Her favorite tools? A soldering iron, a blowtorch, a band saw, a sonic screwdriver, a replicator and an active imagination.
Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Most recently Becca released Atlas, the first book in a new urban fantasy series. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Becca and FM for letting me review your book and say Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
1:08 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Title: Sweet Contradiction
Series: The Sweet Contradiction Series # 1
Author: Peggy Martinez
Published: August 26th, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Word Count: approx. 55,000
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Content Warning: Minor Violence and Sexual References
Age Recommendation: 17+Synopsis: When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral. There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type. #2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some. Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own … Sweet Contradiction.
Amazon | Goodreads EXCERPTS
I took a bite of my poke cake. Strawberry. Yummy. "Beau is a small-town bully, and he’s always been used to getting what he wants. He’s used to girls falling at his feet and giving him a whole lot more than I was willing to give him back in high school."
Matt’s jaw clenched, and a muscle ticked in his cheek.
I was a little surprised by his reaction.
"And Beau… he didn’t take no for an answer?" he asked.
I blinked once and then twice before I realized what he was asking. My eyes widened, and I nearly choked. I put out a hand and laid it on his hand, which was clenched into a tight fist.
"No. I mean, yes, he took no for an answer. Especially since I kneed him, er, in a place that hurt him real bad. He spread around a bunch of nasty rumors about me after that, but he didn’t try anything else."
He relaxed his hand and then took mine, giving it a little squeeze. My heart fluttered… just a bit. Matt relaxed.
I removed my hand from his. As he took a bite of his own cake, I watched him. Matthew Wright was a good man, and I found myself wanting to spend more time with him. Aw, crap.
Matt had to go a few minutes later, even though I could tell he really would’ve rather stayed and talked with me some more. I felt the same way. I was actually bummed to see him go. The afternoon dwindled down and before I knew it, we were packing up and heading home. I’d spent the entire day at a church function, and I hadn’t even turned into a toad.
Miracle of miracles.
About the Author:Peggy Martinez is the author of The Sweet Contradiction Series, which was picked up by Crimson Tree Publishing in early 2014 and is scheduled to release under this new imprint in the Summer of 2014. Martinez’s New Adult Contemporary Romance series will include Sweet Contradiction, Perfect Contradiction and Beautiful Contradiction. When not writing, Peggy can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles. As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy Martinez is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series and State of Decay. Peggy’s dream is to own a small homestead where she can raise some chickens along with her five kids, tend to a large garden and one day take her dream vacation’s to Ireland, Greece and Scotland.
Crimson Tree Publishing Links:
(an Adult division of Clean Teen)
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
- A bookmark swag pack, Winner’s choice of any Clean Teen Publishing eBook, and a $15 Amazon gift card.
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Friday, August 15, 2014
12:26 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Dirty Little Misery blog tour.
Lust can be downright lethal.
Thanks to her freakish, satyr-like power, Jessica Moore was denied her dream to join the Gryphons, the magical law-enforcement officers protecting humanity from the pred races. But after the Gryphons tried to arrest her for murders she didn’t commit, Jess is no longer interested. Too bad—they are.
Now that they know what she can do, they want Jess on their side. If she doesn’t agree to help them solve a new case, they’ll charge her with every magical crime she’s ever committed.
Nine people are dead. The cause? Exhaustion. The activity? Never-ending sex. Someone sold them tainted F, an illegal aphrodisiac made by satyrs. No surprise, Jess’s satyr allies aren’t pleased with her investigation. Worse, it strains her tenuous relationship with Lucen, the one satyr she counts as a friend.
As Jess delves into the shady satyr business world, she unravels a scheme more sinister than dirty drugs—and her relationship with Lucen unravels right along with it. Only the truth will save their friendship. But not before it turns Jess into an ambitious killer’s next target.
Warning: Contains blackmail, betrayal, and sex that’s literally to die for. Plus plenty of bad stiff jokes to go with it. Remember, just say no to magical drugs.
Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people’s lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.
She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn't understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.
Media: tracey-martin.com, @TA-Martin
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
Monday, August 11, 2014
12:18 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the One Past Midnight Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, dream cast, review, and giveaway.
Sabine isn’t like anyone else. For as long as she can remember, she’s had two lives. Every twenty-four hours she ‘Shifts’, living each day twice. In one life, Sabine has everything: popular friends, expensive clothes, perfect grades, and the guy everyone wants. In the other, Sabine’s family struggles with finances, and she and her friends are considered rebels. But then she meets Ethan. He’s gorgeous, challenging, and he makes her feel like no one ever has before.
All Sabine really wants is the chance to live one life. When it seems like this might finally be possible, Sabine begins a series of dangerous experiments to achieve her goal. But is she willing to risk everything—including the one person who might actually believe her?
Dream Cast "Pretend your book is becoming a movie or TV show and you are in charge of casting. Cast no fewer than 3 of your characters, by sending a photo and the celebrity/models name and who they would play"
1 Sabine – Willa Holland – who I think can work with both of Sabine’s lives
Ethan - Maybe someone like Calvin Goldspink
or even Dylan O'Brien
Capri - Jessica Parker Kennedy
Dex - The look of someone like Colton Haynes
I am a huge fan of Jessica’s books so when I heard she had new book out I had to read it. And let me tell you this is one crazy ride she has written.
Sabine lives two completely different lives. She shifts every night at midnight to her other life and never do they intersect. Sometimes a person might cross over but they are always different in each life. In one life she has a sister and the other two brothers. Two families, different friends, two totally different people that Sabine is. But things are starting to change with her shifts. The broken arm she gets in one life doesn’t carry over in the other. This has never happened to her. Cause the one constant in both lives is Sabine herself. With this new knowledge Sabine starts to test just how far she can push the limits but just has she is ready to try more her parents in one life have her locked up in in a mental institution and if that’s not bad enough things get even crazier for her.
Like I said this is definitely a crazy book. But even though there is two lives Sabine lives not once is it confusing. Jessica does a great job of making sure we know which Sabine we are reading. Each life, family, friend, and even Sabine herself has great detail. During the times that Sabine is shifting I felt like I was right there with her going through her routine and waking up in my other life.
Watching Sabine try to prove to everyone that she is not crazy especially Ethan, oh Ethan and Sabine’s connection is one y’all are gonna love. He is definitely a special guy. But if you wanna know if Sabine gets out of the mental institution and finally gets to live just one life you will have to read this book. Which I highly recommend to everyone! 5/5 Bloody Fangs
Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.
An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who met the love of her life at age seventeen: Matt Shirvington, a former Olympian and current sports broadcaster for Foxtel and Fox Sports. Married for twelve years with two beautiful daughters, Sienna and Winter, Jessica knows her early age romance and its longevity has definitely contributed to how she tackles relationships in her YA novels.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jessica for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participating in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
12:18 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Betrayal Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.
From fantasy writer Lara Morgan comes the second in her engrossing, enchanting, exciting Twins of Saranthium trilogy, perfect for curbing Game of Thrones withdrawals.
Shaan and Tallis have escaped from the fallen god, Azoth, but his dark shadow stretches over the enslaved the people of the Wild Lands and the terrifying army of human‐serpent warriors. War is coming, but the Council of Nine turn from the twins and their tales of Azoth's menace, focusing instead on a war on the Free Lands.
Meanwhile, the Four Lost Gods have awoken, ready to reclaim the Birthstone currently in Azoth's possession. But rather than the saviours Shaan and Tallis needed, the Four begin to exert terrible control over the people of Saranthium. With Tallis struggling to control the might power within, and Shaan attempting to resist the pull of Azoth, the twins are under assault from all sides. Victory may still be possible, but only through a devastating act of betrayal.
I enjoyed this book even though I was lost but that is due to my own fault. I thought I had read book one when I hadn’t but even being lost I stilled liked the book and it has made me go and buy the first book so I can start over from the beginning to fully understand the storyline.
What I loved most about this book is the descriptions. From the beautiful scenery to the battle scenes. Lara has a way with words that make us the reader feel as if we are seeing everything from own eyes as the characters are seeing it. I am definitely looking forward to getting to read book one so I can meet the characters and get a better understanding of the story. 3/5 Bloody Fangs
Lara Morgan has loved fantasy since her mother first read her The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (those Dark Riders still give her the shivers) and her book shelves are stacked precariously with more fantastical adventures than she will probably be able to read in one lifetime. She loves feisty heroines and heroes with depth and prefers to create villains in shades of grey rather than black and white, taking a tip from one of her personal heroes Joss Whedon who said: “All villains believe they are the hero of the story”.
Lara also writes for young adults and you can find her online at www.lara‐morgan.com or blogging when she has time at www.laramorgan.wordpress.com and on twitter @Lara_Morgan.
She lives in Geraldton, Western Australia, with her husband and son.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Lara for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
7:47 PM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Anthem's Fall Nerd Blast. On my stop there is a spotlight and giveaway.
Above a horrified New York City, genetics and ethics collide as the fallen emperor and a banished exile of the same herculean race ignite into battle over the city’s rooftops. In the streets below, a brilliant young scientist has discovered a technology that can defeat them both, yet might be more terrible than either.
Set both in modern New York City and in the technologically sophisticated yet politically savage world of Anthem, Anthem’s Fall unfurls into a plot where larger than life characters born with the prowess of gods are pitted against the shrewd brilliance of a familiar and unlikely heroine.
S.L. Dunn is the debut author of Anthem’s Fall, a novel he wrote amid the wanderings of his mid twenties. He has written while living intermittently in St. John USVI, Boston, Maine and Seattle. Raised on big screen superheroes and pop science fiction, he sought to create a novel that bridged a near-sci-fi thriller with a grand new fantasy. He currently resides in Seattle with his girlfriend Liz and their dog Lucy, and is hard at work completing the next book of the Anthem’s Fall series.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this Nerd Blast. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
12:14 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
Today on my blog I have the Fallen Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, excerpt, review, and guest post.
Fallen - the first book in the bestselling Guardian Trilogy...
Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn't until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger.
As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived.
“So you’re warning me away from you?” I was appalled. “Then why are you doing this…guarding me at all? Why the torment? Why watch over me when you know that…that we should be more?” I felt on the verge of tears, which amazed me. How could pain be so sharp in the afterlife? “Answer me, Eran. Why?”
He sighed. “Because it is my job.”
I gasped, more offended than I’d ever been. “I’m a job to you?” I stared at him and waited for his head to rise but he refused to look at me.
“Yes,” he said weakly, defeated. His beautiful, rugged voice released as a whimper and the pain inside me grew. “You are just a job.”
I didn’t think it was possible but the emptiness I’d felt with Eran being gone those many weeks held no comparison to the magnitude of what I was experiencing right now.
I felt as if I had been gutted.
“No…” I shook my head. “I don’t believe you because you see, Eran, I can feel your emotions run through me. Whether you want to admit them or not, I know how you feel about me.”
Letter from Maggie on her thoughts about the stranger who protects her….
So you want to know about Eran…Well, the guy is charming, I'll give him that much. He has this knack for showing up whenever I'm in trouble, and he handles those situations with confident ease. He just swaggers in and eliminates whatever is hostile toward me. He's also incredibly handsome while doing it. That wavy brown hair, perceptive clear aqua eyes, tempting British accent, all of it. It's just unavoidably appealing, but I would never admit it to him. Never. Why not? Here's why not…He has this cocky grin that always seems to rise up in my presence, as if he's quietly insisting that he knows more than me and I should just sit down and let him take over. As if I can't do what he's doing, as if I'm helplessly infantile in my own defense. So, yes, he may be fascinating, but he's also very annoying. I've told him this, said it directly to his gorgeous face, and yet has he changed his behavior? Has he stopped coming to my rescue? No.
In truth, if I were bluntly honest with myself, I'd have to admit I'm sort of glad he hasn't listened to me. I like when he shows up. More than like.
There's something about him, something that draws me to him in a private, personal way. I feel like we've known each other for centuries, like we've argued this way before and made up before. I feel like I've seen every one of his emotions and he's seen every one of mine, and we still accept each other for who we are. But that's all ridiculous because we've only just met.
So, to sum it up, he's antagonizing with his protection detail and intoxicating with his presence. Deeply, inescapably intoxicating.
I'm realizing now that I've written too much already. I'm going to end my letter here and just hope this doesn't end up in his hands.
All the best,
This was a pleasant surprise. I really loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one. I am not going to say much in my review as I don’t want to give away too much and ruin this amazing story.
I loved Maggie she is smart, has a great sense of humor, and just kicks butt. She definitely has become one of my favorite characters this year. Watching her learn more about herself and the past was fun to read. Eran has become my new book crush. He is just swoon worthy. I loved every time he was in the storyline.
With suspense, love, danger, and heart break this is definitely a series worth picking up and getting lost in. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Laury Falter is a bestselling author of young adult romantic suspense and urban fantasy. She has three series out: the Guardian Trilogy, the Residue Series, and the Apocalypse Chronicles.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Laury for letting me review your book and for the guest post. I would also like to say Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this blog tour.
- Sabrina Ford