Sunday, October 28, 2012

Liebster Award


A big Thank you to Kristina at Kristina's Books & More for including me in her top 5 bloggers! Love ya lots. 


To participate:
1.Thank and link back to the nominator
2.Answer questions from award giver
3.Nominate 5 other bloggers with fewer than 200 followers
4.Ask questions for nominee's to answer
5.Post Liebster Award on your blog

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My Questions from Kristina:
1~ When did you begin blogging and who/what inspired you to start?
I begin blogging a year ago with another page I help run Paranormal Reads. Another girl on the page named Tiff and me started doing blog tours hosted by Jean Vallesteros and it was getting hard to have us both in the tours so with the faith Jean and the other ladies had in me I started my own blog. 

2~ What blog (author, reviewer, etc) do you visit the most?
For authors I visit a lot of blogs. Too many to post.

3~ What's been your favorite book/series this year and who wrote it?
I have a few. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, Reacquainted by Lindsay Weigel,  Hell's Phoenix by Gracen Miller, Capture Me by Emily Gossett, The Scene by R.M. Gilmore, Creatura by Nely Cab, and Of Blood and Pulse by AJ Sweeny. There are so many more I have loved this year this is just a few.

4~What is your favorite genre?
This one is easy for me Paranormal is my favorite. 

5~Who is your literary crush?
This is hard. I have so many but I will only name a few. Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, Micah Dominus from Road to Hell series by Gracen Miller, David Chios from Creatura by Nely Cab, Kaiden Rowe from Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, and Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. This is just a few from my long list. 

My Nominee's
Rose from Roses Book Corner
Tammy from Tam's Two Cents
Melissa from Beneath the Cover

My Questions:
1~ How did you come up with the name of your blog?
2~ What are your top 5 books or series of 2012?
3~ What is your favorite paranormal being?
4~ How many books can you read in a week/
5~ What book or series would love to be made into a movie or series?

Thank you again Kristina. Can't wait to see everyone's answers.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton

Synopsis:

Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. 

[Ellie Piper] 

She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There's no way in hell he's letting her go. Dead or Alive. They're fated. 

[Marcus Marble] 

How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you're still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you're being hunted by your own kind? 

Destroy? Or be Destroyed?


My Review:

I was drawn to this book from this line alone. Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both. That had me staying up late into the night to finish this book. And I am so glad I did. 

We meet Ellie at the beginning who has decided to end her life. Even though it’s a graphic scene the author does some creative writing to introduce us to the love interest Marcus. He asks Ellie for a kiss and dance. I was a little confused weather this was a dream or not but Rae writes so well that it didn’t even bother me. 

I really liked Ellie even though she was dark and loves cemeteries but with the death of her sister and the upheaval of her life you understand why she acts the way she does. My only issue with her is I wish she would have realized her feelings for Marcus sooner. Marcus is just swoon worthy. He holds nothing back when it comes to his feelings for Ellie which I found refreshing in a YA book. I really loved the new Paranormal aspect in this book. Marcus is something new in a genre filled with vampires, werewolves, angels, etc. Don’t get me wrong I love all those beings but it’s nice to have new ones.

If your looking for a fresh new take on the paranormal pick up Pretty in Black. It has become one of my best reads of 2012. 5/5 Bloody Fangs


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Night Thief By Lisa Kessler

Synopsis:

After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch.

Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets.

Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.

My Review:

I loved this book but can you blame me. The cover is gorgeous and then you add a sexy vampire named Kane and I was hooked. 


Kane is an immortal charged with looking out for humans even though he drinks blood he only drinks from those who would do harm. Marguerite has her own agenda she is know as the Le Voleur D’or, or the golden thief. She is stealing to make enough money to get away from her monster of master. Kane is intrigued by Rita so he sets up a plan to meet her at a party by wearing his finest jewelry for her to steal. But what Kane didn’t expect was to fall for her. Being away from her master for so long gets Marguerite in trouble and he abuses her. This infuriates Kane and he tells Rita he can protect her but he as to admit to her what he is and convince her he is not a monster. 

I loved Marguerite so much. She is very strong and will do whatever it takes for her and her family to be safe. I admired her through the whole book. Kane is just sexy and you want to love him and have him love and protect you. The chemistry between them burns the pages it’s that HOT. 

If you love sexy vampires and historical romance then get this novella. You will love Kane and the rest of the night walkers. 5/5 Bloody Fangs



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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fate Fixed Blog Tour



BONNIE ERINA WHEELER is a lifelong resident of New England and a University of Connecticut student.

Having grown up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Bonnie discovered her love of writing early on, but did not begin writing novels until May 2011. As the daughter of author, Glen William Ruane, storytelling and world building is a family affair. Bonnie’s daughter, Miranda E. L. Wheeler and son, Robert D. Wheeler, share in the family’s passion and have both published in the last twelve months.

When not in class or working on her next novel, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry. Together the two have been writing their own special love story since marrying in April of 1995. Their children Miranda, Justin, and Bobby give them great joy. Their family is made complete with the addition of Petey, a Spanish water dog, they adopted from their local pound.

Bonnie’s plans for the future include writing more novels in the Erris Coven Series, as well as, writing several contemporary young adult novels that have been in development for some time.


When Lexie Anderson’s mother suddenly announces she is marrying a Romanian immigrant, Lexie willingly leaves behind her busy life in Connecticut for her penance in the "Moose Capital of the World.” Small town living is strange enough, now Lexie must cope with her overbearing stepfamily monitoring her every move. They disappear into the woods at night and keep a strange secret locked in their shed. Her once calm mother is now having violent outbursts and Lexie’s little sister is hearing sinister sounds coming from the forest behind their new home. Lexie’s biggest surprise comes when she discovers the boy she has been dreaming about since her accident is living in Maine. Despite Torin’s questionable reputation, Lexie cannot resist the physical and emotional attraction pulsating between them. Animals and people in town are turning up dead and Lexie learns the strange new world she lives in has real life monsters. Just when she decides she wants to be with Torin forever, she must fight to protect her mother and sister from being harmed by a formidable evil.

My Review:
What a fresh new take on vampires and werewolves. I was pulled in from page one and loved every minute of this book so much so I bought the second book and I can not wait to start it.

Lexie’s world is turned upside down with the death of her father, her mother remarrying, getting three step brothers, and moving from the only place she knows. The only bright thing in her life is the boy she keeps dreaming about. But what Lexie doesn’t know is that Torin is also dreaming about her but he knows why. They are meant to be fated mates but Lexie’s new step brothers have a different plan for her. But when Lexie finds out what Torin is she has to look into her heart and see if she can look past it and love him before its too late and he is lost to her forever.

I loved every minute of this book. Lexie is so strong and deals with so much in the span of a year. I don’t know if I was her that I could handle all the changes but she manages and comes out stronger. Torin is just swoon worthy. He is brooding, sexy, strong, fierce, and a hero you just love to love and want for yourself. Lexie’s step brothers are the kind of guys you love to hate and they had me fooled through the whole book. I was totally shocked to find out who the actual crazy psycho brother was.

The cover drew me in first but the storyline sucked me in and kept me turning the pages until I was done. With a love story that took my breath away and a plot that left me guessing at every turn Fate Fixed has become one of my favorite reads of 2012. 5/5 Bloody Fangs  


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 From Bonnie Erina Wheeler, the author who brought you Fate Fixed, comes the second installment in the Erris Coven Series, Blood Twist


Braden Murphy knew he was going to die. There was a twist to his family secret – one that was forced upon him from the time he was a child. For years he envisioned his final days and tried to be strong enough to leave his family. Now that it was time, he was ready to make good on a deadly promise. Except for one unexpected glitch, a raven haired beauty insisted on joining him.

Liz Sanders thought her best friend’s stepfamily was weird, but she never would have guessed they were werewolves. Now Liz must travel with a secretive half-vampire in search of a lycanthropy cure. Landing in a nest full of blood thirsty vampires wasn’t on the agenda, but neither was falling in love.

Braden is tempting, but Liz’s feelings for him are complicated. She wishes he would open up about his past and give her a reason to trust him.

Just when Liz thinks she can let her guard down, she’s forced to confront the evil that has been stalking Braden’s past for years. Death is here and ready to destroy everything they've fought to save.

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Excerpt:

It was at that moment that Lexie felt the strangest sensation wash through her – her skin tingled like the air suddenly became magnetized.  As if in slow motion, she turned to see the most powerful blue eyes she had ever seen. 
Like my dream, but real.
Standing right behind her, he was about six feet tall and dressed in nothing but jeans and a black button up shirt. His chestnut hair swept to one side and fell across his forehead. As his friends mocked back and forth about Courtney’s crush on him, he watched them in silence, hands stuffed in his pockets. 
Lexie tried to open her mouth and say hello, but was unsure if she could. Her heart pulsed like she just went for a good run.  I am losing my mind.
As soon as she thought it, his bottomless eyes connected with hers. If words could describe the silent connection she felt when he gazed down at her, she wouldn’t have been able to keep herself from blurting them out loud.
At first his expression showed bewilderment – but with a subtle shake of his head, he gained a mixture of composure and understanding. His face softened as he smiled and the effect left her feeling a warm flush spread across her cheeks.
“I’m Torin,” he introduced.  “What’s your name?”  
Lexie knew everyone else carried on with their laughter, oblivious to what was happening between them, and she was thankful. She didn’t understand it either, but she wanted to see where it led. “Lexie Anderson,” she responded with a smile. 
There was a familiarity about him that mystified her – she couldn’t deny the sense of connection that appeared to pulsate between them. “I know we don’t know each other, but you seem so familiar to me,” she tried explaining.  I’m babbling. 
Torin edged a little closer, but she didn’t mind his nearness. He hung his head and whispered, “Can we go talk for a little while?” 


Guest Post:

Dear Readers,
I am writing in hopes that you have seen my best friend Lexie. She’s 17, cute, a little timid (at least compared to me), and being followed around by her drooling, Neanderthal step-brother. You may be thinking that I am being over dramatic about Maxim, but seriously, the boy has issues and knowing that Lexie has to share breathing space with him makes my heart ache.
Honestly, I still can’t believe what has happened. Her mom, Ruby, who is sweet, don’t get me wrong, but a complete airhead at times, has taken Lexie and her bratty sister, Ella, and have moved off to “God Knows Where” Maine. We’re talking the “moose Capital” of the world friends and not in the Rocky and Bullwinkle way. And why is this so you may ask? The “L” word – Love, maybe even a little of the other “L” word – lust. As soon as she met Dragos, the weird dude from Romania with the three teen boys, Ruby turned into June Cleaver and ran off with her new blended family to start a new life.
It sucks for me and Lexie. We had some pretty cool things planned for senior year. I haven’t heard from her and she isn’t answering my calls, that is why I‘m worried. I don’t know what she’s doing, but I need to find her. Who knows, maybe she met some sexy Maine lumberjack or something. That or Maxim finally went postal and tied her up in his tree fort or something. All I know is – if none of you have seen her, I’m going to Erris myself and figure out what is going on. She’s my best friend; she would do it for me. I won’t let anything happen to her.
Thanks for listening! ~ Liz (A.K.A. Lexie’s BFF from CT!)

I wanna say Thank you to Jaidis for letting me be part of this tour and to Bonnie for allowing me to review her book.
~Sabrina

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Witch Born Blog Tour



Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy. 

She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State Uiversity. 



The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.


Brusenna thought it was finished. 
She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong. 

She was wrong. 

Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. 

Some things can't be saved. 

A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.

Including her life. 

Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?

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Music Playlist for Witch Born:
Life House~ Hanging by a Moment
A Fine Frenzy—Last of Days (Something’s causing fear to fly, Rising like a dark night in silence, Traveling slow with broken boats, Heading for the sky and I’m an island)
The Fray—Never Say Never (Picture, you’re the queen of everything, Far as the eye can see under your command, I will be your guardian when all is crumbling, I’ll steady your hand—apparently they wrote that song for Witch Born)
The Calling—Wherever You Will Go
Christina Perri—Arms
Avril Lavigne—Keep Holding On

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour



Trick or Treat

Gawd the Heat

Book Boyfriends are mental-sweets!


The word in the photo is your “treat”! Make sure you keep it in a safe place. “Visit” the Road to Hell series (http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com) tomorrow, and each day thereafter, to find the next “treat”! The Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour ends October 31st and on Halloween you’ll return to the   Road to Hell series blog and receive your final word. Here’s the “trick”—you’ll have to arrange all the words you’ve received each day into a sentence and then provide the sentence in the rafflecopter provided. New entries will be added to the rafflecopter each day so be sure to check back at the Road to Hell series  every day to increase your chances of winning!

Here is your treat for today:

There are 2 giveaways going on with this post. The major one from Gracen at Road to Hell and them one from me. Halloween is my favorite holiday ever. I like to dress up and decorate my yard into a creepy graveyard scene filled with lots of things to scare all the kids and adults. So for my giveaway post a photo on my page Sabrina's Paranormal Palace of either your yard decorations or you dressed up in a costume. You will have from now until October 30th to post photos. I will pick 4 or 5 of my favorite photos and run them through random.org on Halloween. The winner will get to pick from 5 of signed books I have in my collection and what ever swag I can fit into the package. Here are a couple of my photos from Halloween pasts. 





Happy Halloween!!! 


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fanglicious Book Haul

Hi everyone thought I would share some of the books and swag I have gotten recently in my first Fanglicious Book Haul. 


First up is some books I picked up while out shopping. I read Tiger's Destiny and Whispers at Moonrise and loved both. I am now reading Alice in Zombieland. I am enjoying it so far. The character Kat has me laughing out loud. Which is always a  good thing unless your in a doctor office and everyone looks at you like you have lost your mind. 

Next up is a book I got from Jaz Primo for review called Gwen Reaper. I loved this book. I will have my review up soon.  Check out his Website to find out all the info on his awesome books.

Next is swag and books all for you when I run future giveaways. First up is swag donated by Rae Hachton author of Pretty in Black 
         
Buttons:
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Next is some signed bookmarks from Tina Folsom

Last but certainly not least is some signed books, posters, wrist bands and bookmarks all from Jenn Blyth author of Escaped the Night 

So that is my Fanglicious Book Haul for the past couple weeks. I hope you found some books you like and maybe some new to you authors. Please stop by the authors links and say Thank you for donating to. Happy Reading Bite Into a Book v--v 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Moon Coven Blog Tour

I am so excited to have K.B. Miller on my blog today. She is the author of the Moon Coven series which I love. So let's get this started.
Author Bio:
Okay, so I'm supposed to tell you about me...
Seriously, if I wrote a book about myself it would take you 10 minutes to read and you would be bored stiff after the first 2! LOL

I'm a full-time writer, wife, and mother. Which basically means there's always a surplus of pencils lost somewhere in my hair, I usually have some place to be(I'm always late), I have a bad habit of calling family and friends random character's names (from my books), I talk to myself because no one else listens to me, and I can throw together a mean dinner for 8 with only 10 minutes notice and four ingredients in the pantry, LOL.

If you can't find me on the sidelines of my sons' football games, online, cooking, cleaning, shopping, at the local coffee joint or on the phone wandering aimlessly throughout my house then I've probably hidden myself in my "bat-cave" to write.

I have a positive attitude, and absolute fun-loving approach to life. That makes it easy for the voices in my head to take over on a regular basis providing endless hours of entertainment for my pleasure, and hopefully yours.

Random facts about me:

~My favorite color is pink
~I have a Bishon Frise puppy named Cullen Edward
~My favorite music is hip-hop
~I have a severe addiction to coffee. So much so, that those in my inner circle refuse to speak to me before caffeine O'clock! True Story

Enjoy the ride.
~K.B. xoxo

Books:
Synopsis:
A family secret kept hidden has been exposed, and the consequences could be deadly. 

After Lilyann Moon's beloved grandmother dies shrouded by a veil of mystery, she and her young family members are yanked from their completely normal lives and catapulted directly into the supernatural world of witchcraft. A world they know absolutely nothing about.

The town of Hampstead, Maryland has no idea of the monsters that lurk in their midst. Or, of the dangers they will face if the Moon Coven doesn't figure out how to embrace the magick within each of them, especially Lily.

She's suddenly up to her little pointy black hat in magickal problems. Destiny presented her with one more, and it's a big one - vampires.

The only bright spot in this nightmare was meeting Mason. But, is she in love with the enemy? Lilyann is in a race against time to save her town and coven. Will she survive the coming dangers, with her heart and neck intact?

It all comes down to this one night...

All Hallows Eve.

My Review:
This book has Witches, Vampires, Ghosts, and a family secret. All of which make for fun and page turning ride. 
Lily Moon has just lost her grandmother and soon afterwards finds out she is a witch along with all her cousins. Not only that but they are the most powerful Coven around. They have to learn the craft fast before the vampires close in and kill them all. But with the help of the sexy vampire Mason they just might be able to handle their new destiny and prove to everyone why the Moon Coven is so powerful. 

Kymberlee writes an amazing world that will have you falling in love with all the characters even the bad ones. The details in this book are so good. You are never lost with any of the characters and what they are going through. We are left with unanswered questions and I can't wait to see how they play out. I love all the characters especially Lily, Mason, and Izzy the cat. I can not wait for the next book to see what happens with the Coven and the Vampires. 

Through first love, family secrets, destiny, self confidence, and everything that ties a strong family together. Compulsion will leave you wanting more. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
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Synopsis:
Before Lilyann stepped into her destiny to lead the coven, there was another powerful Moon witch...her grandmother. 

A teenage witch-to-be in Galway, Ireland, Leeny Moon was prepared to take her rightful place in the circle along side of her family. That was until she witnessed firsthand the forthcoming nightmares she would be expected to face, vampires.

The fight between good versus evil begins here...

Blessed Be~ 

An exclusive ebook novella of K.B. Miller's Moon Coven Series.


The Moon Coven Series fans asked for more of Granny Moon and I responded. This novella samples a small snippet from her youth. Enjoy~

My Review:
I loved this novella. Being able to see another side of Lenny before she became a kick butt Wiccan was great.
 We get to meet her at sixteen right before she becomes member of the Moon Coven and see her struggle with becoming a witch and fighting for those she is suppose to protect. But one day everything changes when her sister is threatened. Lenny looks into herself and finds the courage she needs to stand up to the vampires and accept her place in the Coven.

I loved the little bit we earned about Lenny in Compulsions so when I heard there was going to be a novella about her I was so excited. And let me tell you K.B. did not disappoint me with. I had imagined Lenny has this strong kick butt witch all the time but just like Lily she had doubts. But when it mattered most Lenny found the courage she needed. I can see so much of Lily in Lenny. I can’t wait to read more and learn about Lenny has the series goes. 5/5 bloody fangs
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Synopsis:
Seventeen year old Lochlan Moon had been groomed his entire life to accept the torch that would eventually be handed to him and step into his destiny - to be the most powerful witch in almost five hundred years. He put his heart and soul into mastering a craft passed down through the generations of his ancestral bloodline.

Between the savage murder of a family member, and vanishing classmates, doubts that he'd kept buried began to resurface. Someone or something is on a monstrous killing spree in his home town of Hampstead. Lochlan is determined to help stop whatever it is.

All the while, his future within the family's circle teeters on a deadly precipice.
Will any of the witches survive to harness the magick within after this Harvest Moon?
An ebook exclusive novella from The Moon Coven Series

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Hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about K.B. Miller and her series The Moon Coven. Thank you K.B. for letting me host you on my blog today. Make sure you check out all the other stops on the tour. There is guest posts, interviews, and character interviews. Now for the awesome giveaway.

~Sabrina