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Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Blast Blackness Takes Over


Today on my blog I have the Blackness Takes Over book blast. On my stop there is a spotlight and giveaway.


Shannon Kelly’s life has been anything but typical.
Her life has been altered viciously at the hands of others twice.

However horrible they have been, it’s these changes that have given her a family and career…now possibly love.
The last thirteen years she has been supported and loved by her protector, her entertainer, and her comforter, but never a lover.

When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one.
He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable.

Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over. 

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Blackness Takes Over is Norma Jeanne’s debut novel. What began as an homage to the home town of a homesick Midwestern girl, unfolded a story of love, danger, humor, and trust. She’s currently working on her untitled sophomore effort. We can’t wait to see what thrilling saga she leads us through next!

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this book blast. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
~Sabrina 

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Forever Changed Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the Forever Changed tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.


Waking up after an amazing night with her new husband and mate, nothing could've prepared Darcy for the epic bombshell Devlin dropped—explaining her heritage and revealing truths that completely blow her mind. When all she wants is to settle into marital bliss and Pack life, Darcy's world is once again thrown into turmoil, forced to face a challenge that may very well break her and Mason.


Not one to sit back and watch the one he loves more than life itself in danger, Mason immediately formulates a plan of action—taking a small group of trusted friends across the United States in the hot pursuit of answers. Time is running out, though. With each attempt to control Darcy's wild magic thwarted, and the dark presence of evil dogging their every move, they will be left with no other choice but to make a stand—fight or risk losing everything they cherish most.

Decisions will be made. Love will be pushed to the breaking point. Mason and Darcy face their greatest challenge to date, one that will leave them ... FOREVER CHANGED? 



Review: 


Seriously?! Belinda what more are you going to do to my favorite wolf pack? Every time I think Mason and Darcy and the pack can get a break Belinda throws another twist at them. But if you know Belinda you can still see how much she loves the characters and world she has created. I mean who would want to read a book with no twists that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat? Not me even though I complain about them getting more than they should thrown at them. But the swoon worthy romance between Mason and Darcy that leaves me breathless and begging Belinda for more does help with all the twists and turns in her Mystic Wolves series. However though I am now left waiting impatiently for the next book and with another cliff hanger. Belinda sure does know how to torture us while we wait. 5/5 Bloody Fangs  




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A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self-proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!  


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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Belinda for letting me review your book and say Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.

~Sabrina
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Elementals

Title: Journey of the Princess of Ice
Author: LaVerne Thompson
Series: The Elementals 
Genre: New Adult/ Fantasy/ Graphic Novel
Publisher: Isisindc Publishing, LLC
Release Date: TBA 
Blurb/Synopsis: 


What happens when fire meets ice?

Ice had traveled the realms for centuries searching for the ice elementals, others of her kind but she was alone always alone. Never staying one place for long because sooner or later her mere presence caused the temperature of the land to drop to a killing freeze. Until she found the one place her powers had no effect. And perhaps the one being who could counter her freeze.
Running from a destiny not of his own choosing, Arch finally found the one person who could make him stop running. But Ice must never learn the truth. A fire demon destroyed her world and he was his father’s son.


LaVerne Thompson is the mother of two college age kids, so weird to read that. A wife, a former intellectual property attorney, a multi-published best-selling author of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances and avid reader of same. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult contemporary under Ursula Sinclair.

Her stories are available from Amazon, All Romance E-books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords as well as her publishers. Visit her at http://lavernethompson.com to learn more.

Cover Reveal Unforgiven

Today on my  blog I am so excited to show you the Cover Reveal for Cat Miller's new book Unforgiven book 2 in her Forbidden Bound series. I can NOT wait for this book to come out. So let's see her cover.



COVER REVEAL:







Releasing May 27, 2014
WOW!! I love the cover it's so Sexy! I can't wait to read it. Make sure you buy Unbound book 1 when it releases. Here is the cover for it:


Girl gone wild…
College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imaged it would be like this: heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for twenty-one years.
As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick. But as the son of the Vampire Council’s most powerful ruling family, Chase is already promised to another. Dani saw Council politics destroy her mother’s life; she won’t let the same thing happen to her. Besides, there’s no shortage of men who are eager to satisfy her every need, including the alluring vampire Kayden.
Unfortunately, Dani also has no shortage of enemies. Her heightened powers of telepathy and telekinesis attract the attention of a rogue vamp who preys on gifted vampires, absorbing their skills along with their lifeblood. Now, Dani must seek the Council’s help to quickly master her new vampire life…or risk losing it.
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Cat for letting me participate in her Cover Reveal.
~Sabrina

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Apocalipstick Blog tour


Today on my blog I have the Apocalipstick tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.

Jenna should be having the time of her life at college. Instead, her only desire is survival. She lives in a world gone insane after a virus kills most of the population. Being alive after the apocalypse is bad, but when the undead return, hungry for humans, times turn darker. For Jenna and a small group of survivors, the goal is to reach the High Point Inn. At the inn, Jenna develops feelings for Caleb, who, while exotic and intoxicating, is not quite human. Will this new utopia last?



Review:


I loved this book! I’m not into apocalypse books but the title grabbed my attention but the story line sucked me in. I literally could not put this book down until the very last page. 


This is not your typical zombie apocalypse book. While there is the flesh eating zombies the virus that killed most of the population also mutated and caused “Others” to evolve along side the remaining humans. But the “Others” are stronger, faster, light sensitive, and have rapid healing. But they all have one common goal to stay away from the zombies and get to High Point Inn where there is less of a chance to be food for the zombies. 



I really liked Jenna she is so much stronger than she even realizes. Having lost her family to the virus and trying to stay alive from the zombies a group of survivors find her and take her in. But struggles of this new world are getting to Jenna but there is a bright spot in her life and that is Caleb on of the “Others” in their group. But can the relationship work in this new world or will the zombies get them? To find out you will have to read this book which I highly recommend you do. 



I loved this book from page one and I can not wait until the next one as the cliff hanger is driving me crazy! 5/5 Bloody Fangs  



Guest Post:


Letter from Jenna about her first time seeing Caleb

Dear Caleb,
Since we’re apart for a short time and zombies are likely to attack when least expected, I thought I’d try to put my feelings on paper. Not one of my strong points, but here goes. I remember the first time I saw you.  Do you remember? I was in the graveyard after spending hours huddled in a cold tomb, waiting to be devoured by stalkers. I finally gathered enough courage to venture out into the night alone. So scared. Overwhelmed and terrified can’t even come close to describing the emotions coursing through me. I look around and there you were. 

I can imagine what you thought when you saw me. I was in survival mode.  It had been weeks since I had showered or even cared about finding a new set of clothes. I don’t know the last time I had eaten anything substantial. All I had was a ratty backpack, the handle of a shovel to use as a weapon, and my camouflage jacket. It is still huge on me today, but when you first saw me, the jacket must have looked as if it was hanging on a skeleton. I know what you are thinking right now. I should get rid of that stupid tattered jacket.  True, it’s old and worn out, but some things are worth keeping around.

You stared at me, but it felt like you were looking into my soul. You saw the real me inside the scared girl. My feet were stuck in place when you waved to me to come over.  I know that you were not alone, but I couldn’t focus on anyone else in the group, and I didn’t know if I should run in fear or climb into your arms and stay there. You’re not like anyone I have ever known.  So intense and confusing at times, but every moment with you makes each stalker-filled day worth living.  That first glimpse of you has turned into the best and worst moment of my life. You have taught me how to care about someone again, but in our deadly world, that is not always such a good thing. 



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Born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut, Lisa Acerbo has lived in Trumbull, Connecticut since 2001. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in English Education and receiving a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Southern Connecticut State University, she worked in a variety of educational positions.  Presently, Lisa works as a high school teacher and adjunct faculty for the University of Phoenix.

Lisa always loved to write and worked as an intern for the Connecticut Post when completing her degree at Southern Connecticut State University.  In addition to the Connecticut Post, her articles appeared in the Trumbull Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter.  She occasionally dabbles in poetry and her poetry won first place in the Trumbull Arts Festival Literary Competition. 


Lisa lives with her husband, Frank, two daughters, Dominique and Jessica, plus three cats and two horses. 



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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Lisa for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jaidis for letting me participate in this  tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Jar of Pandora Blog Tour


 Jar of Pandora (Book Two)

Only $0.99! 

Blurb:
Kasey Reese ran from a life of responsibility to study abroad in Deia, Spain. She hoped for an adventure, but what unfolded in Spain was beyond the imaginable. In that remote little village she met the love of her life, Dion - a twenty-year-old immortal saint.

Kasey and Dion return to America only to realize their love is challenged by their opposite virtues and Kasey’s dysfunctional family.

Unique and action-packed, in this book Kasey learns that Pandora is her immortal grandmother. Determined to find her and to uncover many truths, Kasey sets out with Dion on a deadly journey. But answers come with a great cost - a three thousand year old prophecy, a feud of the gods and death.

Excerpt: 

“I’m calling 911,” Teal said frazzled by the whole thing.
I held on to his wrist tighter, “Hold on not yet.”
“What do you mean not yet, are you crazy!” Teal screamed at me frantic.
Dion didn’t hesitate. He swiftly scooped Nolan into his arms and disappeared before our eyes.
“Where the hell are they? What the hell just happened?” Teal looked around confused.
“Come on let’s go.” I sat up, grabbed my things, and headed for the car. I wept all the way. I couldn’t get it under control.
“No,” Teal pulled his hand away. I hadn’t even noticed that I was still holding on to it.
“Kasey, what is going on?”
“I don’t know,” I yelled back.
“Where’s is Dion and Nolan? How could they have just disappeared?” He started to follow me to my car.
“Dion took Nolan back to his house.” I knew I had a lot of explaining to do.
“Exactly how,” he stopped walking.
 “I will explain in the car, now let’s get the hell out of here.”
He gathered the seriousness in my tone and hurried to catch up. As soon as we made it to the car my phone vibrated. It was Dion letting me know that he arrived at the house and Nolan was with Max. Feeling relieved but completely terrified I sobbed.
 “Who was that?” Teal asked. His eyes wide, his face covered with an expression of madness. I started the car with shaky hands and began our forty-five minute trip to the Kleon ranch. I kept my breathing shallow and slow. The smell of blood from our clothes made me sick.
“It was Dion, he’s at the house. Max is taking care of Nolan.”
 “Kasey,” Teal narrowed his eyes, “how did Dion get to Saint Cloud in a few minutes?”
I exhaled and shot quick glances at Teal. “Dion isn’t exactly human.”
He lost all color in his face and his eyes went from narrow to wide.
 “What do you mean he’s not human?”
 “Dion and his brothers are immortals…”
 “Jesus, Kasey. I’m going to flip out on you if you freakin tell me your boyfriend is a vampire!” He was crazed.
 “Don’t be ridiculous Teal, vampires don’t exist…I don’t think. Dion and his brothers are immortal saints.”

Review:

This book has a unique blend of Christianity and Greek Mythology but it blends so well together. I was so excited to read more of Kasey and Dion since I loved them in the first book so much. But this time they are off to America but not everything goes as planned with different virtues and families get involved.

What I loved most about this is Dion’s family. They are so close and had me laughing so much while reading this book. My other favorite is we get to meet some of the Greek Gods while Kasey and Dion search for Pandora who is Kasey’s grandmother. How crazy cool would that be to find out you are related to a Greek God? But things are not always what it seems when you’re dealing with prophecies and Greek Gods. Some of the twists had me shocked while others had me crying. But this all just made me want to go out and buy the next book so I could see how it all ends. 
5/5 Bloody Fangs  




About the Author 
Teacher, mother, and wife, not in that order. I’m an extreme Florida girl whose never seen snow. I believe white should be worn at funerals, not black. Studied at the University of Central Florida for a BA in English. If I can avoid close-toed shoes, I do. Born from Cuban immigrant parents I spoke Spanish before I spoke English. If you ever see me staring blankly into nothing, then my head is in a story.

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Thank you stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Marisette for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Mystical Muse book tours for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
~Sabrina

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Celibate Succubus Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have The Celibate Succubus on my blog today. On my post there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.


“Team Packer” is a covert Catholic strike team against supernatural evil with a secret weapon in its arsenal: 16-year-old Delilah Vincentio—the world’s only Christian succubus. Trained by demons to despise humanity and lead them into sin, her unprecedented capacity for mercy caused her to renounce her place in Hell—and gain an angelic referral to Team Packer.

Delilah is assigned to infiltrate the Order of the Lightbringer, a Satanic cult that plans to make Pittsburgh a test site for the Apocalypse. After Delilah’s identity is almost discovered, Team Packer sends her to high school to hide out until things cool down.

But while Delilah may be reformed from her beguiling ways, she’s still very much a demon—and she hasn’t learned how to play well with others. In fact, trying to fit in and keep a low profile at high school may prove to be a tougher battle than bringing down the Order of the Lightbringer. 

Review:

Delilah is a succubus who’s born in Hell and whose job is to tempt as many men as possible to bring their souls to Hell. While on a mission things don’t go as planned and she meets an angel who asks her what she wants. Her response ends up saving her and giving her life a better purpose. She gets involved with a secret Catholic organization called Team Packer that brings fights against the Demons of Hell.

I really enjoyed the concept of this book. I thought it was very fresh and original. It had me thinking about whether or not people are born good or evil. And even though Team Packer centers on the Catholic faith other religions are part of it also and showed that they also had power to fight against the demons. It was just a refreshing pace to have so many different types of people fighting for one goal rather than being at odds with one another.


Delilah is one of those characters that you can’t help but love even though she is a demon. She is an old soul for being only sixteen years old. But being born in Hell and going through the torture she endeared her spirit isn’t broken. I was really amazed by her transformation during this book.



There is quite a bit of action and at times I was on the edge of my seat. This is a sign of how much I am enjoying the book and connecting to the characters as I start to worry and wonder if they will make it out okay. Oh and the fact that Delilah has wings and can fly has me jealous not to mention her wings come in handy many times during her undercover work. I would defiantly recommend this book to people who are looking for a fresh and unique take in the paranormal genre. 4/5 Bloody Fangs 



Author Bio:
Barton Paul Levenson’s novels include Max & Me, Year of the Human, Ella the Vampire, I Will and Parole. Mr. Levenson’s short fiction has appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, ChiZine, Cricket, Cicada, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and many other publications. An original member of the Pittsburgh Worldwright’s writing workshop created by Mary Soon Lee, Barton has published more than 60 short stories, poems, and essays. He is also a two-time winner of the Parsec Short Story Contest.

Levenson holds a degree in physics and writes prolifically about everything  from fictional works to radiative-convective models of planetary atmospheres. He has also learned to speak French, Spanish, Russian, German, New  Testament Greek, and Japanese (though, he confesses, not well enough to converse with native speakers). Mr. Levenson is married to genre poet Elizabeth Penrose and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he confuses everybody by being both a born-again Christian and a liberal Democrat. 

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Five Facts About my Book that Might Surprise You
 Barton Paul Levenson
 1.  The main thing that induced me to write about a succubus was the character Kurono Kurumu from Akihisa Ikeda's manga, Rosario + Vampire.  My Delilah, however, is nothing like Akihisa-san's lovestruck succubus.  I assume Akihisa-san is Buddhist and/or Shinto in his beliefs; to him, a succubus is merely a sex-driven "dream demon."  To a Christian like me, of course, demons are somewhat more dangerous.  It's your soul they're after, not just your bod!
 2.  To write about a succubus, essentially a legend from the high middle ages in Europe, I had to assume a Roman Catholic point of view, and my converted succubus, Delilah, works out of a convent in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.  As I've also been published twice in anthologies of Catholic SF, people sometimes assume I must be Catholic myself.  Actually, I'm a Presbyterian elder.  (That's the title of the position.  I'm not an old guy, I'm young and handsome.  Sort of.)
 3.  I don't really believe in succubae or incubi, any more than I believe in vampires, werewolves, ghosts, or the aliens I make up for my SF novels.  I do, however, believe in God, the Devil, and pretty much the whole Christian view of the supernatural.  My rather toned-down "Celibate Succubus" is a very mild version of what I think real demons must be like.  To quote Delilah herself, "When you think of the mentality of a demon, don't think of some high, noble mastermind with brilliant evil plans. Don't think Hannibal Lector.  Think school bully.  Think emotionally disturbed child kicking a puppy to death, or setting a kitten on fire and laughing until he cries.  That's the demon mentality.  Nothing high or darkly noble or even intelligent about it.  Just nastiness.  Brutality.  Pain.  Hatred.  And fear.  Constant, constant fear."
 4.  One reader of the manuscript said, "Do you hang out with teenage girls all day?"  Well, no, I don't.  I'm channeling my own memories of life in high school.  I do know a few teen girls, but in this age of stranger-danger and serial killers, an older guy like me hanging out with 16-year-old kids is not a wise idea.  Apparently I got the slang right anyway.  Research pays off!
 5.  I've never been in a convent, though I've been to mass a few times.  Got all my descriptions from books, the internet, and quizzing my Catholic friends.
  I hope you like the book!  I'm getting good reviews so far, which makes me very happy. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Barton for letting me review your  book and for the guest post. I would also like to say Thank You to Bewitching Tours for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
~Sabrina

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