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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dying for a Living Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the Dying for a Living blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, this or that, review, and giveaway.

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself—or die trying. 


Review: 

I LOVED this book so much!!! I seriously could not put it down. Even after my kindle died I read on my phone just so I could see what was going to happen next.

There isn’t one thing I didn’t love except that I read it so fast and it was over too soon. Jesse has become my new favorite heroine and I can’t wait for the next book in this exciting new series. Kory creates a new creature called Necronite which is kind of like a zombie but don’t call Jesse that or she will kick your butt and believe she could. She is defiantly a bad ass heroine. I am impatiently waiting on the next book.


 I highly recommend this book to everyone! It deserves more than 5 bloody fangs so I am giving it 10/10 Bloody Fangs 
 




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Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. When not writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi. Her poetry has appeared in North American Review, Bateau and elsewhere. Her first urban fantasy novel Dying for a Living  is now available on Amazon, as well as her short story, Dive. She’d love to hear from you on Facebook, G+, her blog, or Twitter. 


This or That:

Fiction or Non-Fiction? Fiction. Reality is subjective anyway.
Tea or Coffee? A good Earl Grey with lemon
Physical Books or E-books?  Physical, unless I’m travelling. (*&^% suitcase weight limits)
Writing in the Morning or in the Afternoon/Evening? Evening
Dinner or Dessert? Dessert FTW
Comedies or Dramas? Dramedy
Pen or Pencil? Pen
Sleeping In or Waking Early? What is this “waking early” you speak of?
The Past or the Future? Future
Being Outdoors or Indoors? Outdoors on a chilly autumn night
Dusk or Dawn? Dusk
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla ice cream with Oreo chunks
The Beginning of a Story or The End? The end—who doesn’t like closure. Oh right—the Buddhists ;) 


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

~Sabrina
Friday, May 30, 2014

The Other Me Book Blast


Today on my blog I have The Other Me Book Blast. On my stop there is a spotlight and giveaway.

Title: The Other Me
Author: Suzanne van Rooyen
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: 19 Dec, 2013
Length: 216 pages
Genre: YA, LGBT, contemporary

SYNOPSIS:

Fifteen-year-old Treasa Prescott thinks she's an alien. She doesn't fit in with the preppy South African private school crowd and feels claustrophobic in her own skin. Treasa is worried she might spend life as a social pariah when she meets Gabriel du Preez. Gabriel plays the piano better than Beethoven, has a black belt in karate, and would look good wearing a garbage bag. Treasa thinks he's perfect. It might even be love, as long as Gabriel doesn't find out she's a freak.


As Treasa spends time with Gabriel, she realizes she might not love him as much as she wants to be him, and that the reason she feels uncomfortable in her skin might have less to do with extra-terrestrial origins and more to do with being born in the wrong body.

But Gabriel is not the perfect boy Treasa imagines. He harbors dark secrets and self-destructive tendencies. Still, Treasa might be able to accept Gabriel's baggage if he can accept who she longs to be.  



PRAISE FOR THE OTHER ME:
"The Other Me is a story that will stay with me for a long time. This is what YA should be and Van Rooyen has that uncanny ability to wedge you inside the heads of her characters where you will feel all their pain, love, joy and sorrow. I cannot recommend this book enough if you’re looking for a story that will challenge your preconceptions.” – Nerine, You Gotta Read Reviews

"This book is a great new contemporary read, so different from everything else that's out there, and it is brilliant! Suzanne van Rooyen does a brilliant job of crafting a story that is not only entertaining and engaging, but interesting and unique too.”– Myra, Pieces of Whimsy

"I loved Suzanne Van Rooyen's writing style. It made reading her words so easy. Her characters came across as incredibly real. Add all of that into the uniqueness of the stories subject and The Other Me turned out to be a book that I absolutely loved. So much in fact that I would love to read more of these characters.” – Tracey, YA Book Addict"


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Suzanne is a tattooed story-teller and peanut-butter addict from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing you can find her teaching dance and music to middle-schoolers or playing in the snow with her shiba inu. She is rep'd by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency. 


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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 
Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Magic Within Cover Reveal

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About the Author:
Sara V. Zook is a paranormal/fantasy writer. She is the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped and Evanescent, Book 1 in The Sempiternal Series. She lives in Pennsylvania with her 3 small children and husband.
Excerpt from A Magic Within:
“What is that sound?” I asked in a whisper.  It was still far away but growing louder and closer by the minute.
            Lydic put his arm behind his back and opened his hand for me to take it.  I slid my fingers into his and waited for him to let me know what to do next.  My heart was pounding out of my chest.  Another second passed and then Lydic turned, his eyes locked on mine as he nodded his head.  We took off to try to outrun whatever it was that was coming for us.  We had only gotten two steps in before I felt Lydic’s grasp on my hand slip away.  I turned around to see what was happening.  I screamed out in horror as Lydic was frozen in place.  He was still on his feet, but his head was drawn back and his eyes rolling into his head as if in extreme pain.
            “Lydic!” I cried out.
            The old woman was behind him.  She had that stick, the same one I had tripped over, held up in the air and aimed at Lydic’s head.  There were bright colors, green and yellow, pouring out from the end of the stick and going directly into his skull.  The woman’s expression was one of determination.  Her eyes were closed and her lips pressed together as she mumbled something I couldn’t understand.
            What are you going to do?  Panic seized me.  Lydic was supposed to help me, not the other way around.  I didn’t know what to do.  I had to stop this, but how?
            The high-pitched whistling grew louder and more intense.  It was starting to hurt my ears.  My gut told me that if I didn’t make a move now, it was going to be too late.
            I took a step toward the stick and reached out and grabbed it with my hand.  I used all the strength I had to yank it from the grasp of the old woman.  Lydic fell to his knees.  The woman glared at me, a low growl escaping from her throat.  She lunged toward me.  Without having time to think, I instinctively swung the large stick at her, using it as a bat and she was the ball.  It collided with her head making a grotesque sound.  She collapsed to the ground.  Lydic looked up at me.  I was breathing hard, trying to understand what had just happened. 
            “What do we do?” I asked.  The whistling noise was almost to us, but I still couldn’t see anything.
            Lydic glanced over his shoulder at the woman.  “Run!”
About the Book:
Title:  A Magic Within
Author:  Sara V. Zook
To Be Published:  June 18th, 2014
Genre:  YA Paranormal
Synopsis:
Normalcy. I need to get back to a state of normalcy. What’s happened to me? Why am I here in this orphanage, and why am I forbidden to leave? Everyone is so very cruel here. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. It’s the paranoia getting to me. It’s like someone’s always watching, always listening. There’s a general fear around here, and for some reason, it seems fueled by my arrival, but why are they afraid of me? I didn’t ask for this. I don’t even know how I got here. I need to go home. My parents must be worried sick. There has to be someone here who can help me, who can give me answers and lead me in the right direction so I can get out of here. There is this one boy, Lydic. Could he be my key to getting out? I can see it in his eyes he feels sorry for me. He seems to know more than he’s letting on. These people aren’t like anyone I’ve ever met before.
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jaidis for letting me participate in this Cover Reveal. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 
~Sabrina 

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • $5 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway is International.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blackness Awaits Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the Blackness Awaits blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight and dream cast. 

As he enters the room looking like death personified, lifeless and haunting, she knows…blackness awaits. 
Aaron Kavanagh is not to be trifled with. He’s powerful, commanding, fierce and currently homicidal. The only thing that matters in Kavanagh’s world is Shannon Kelly. She’s the beat of his heart (yes he has one) and the peace to the fury that constantly simmers within him. Without her, his life is empty and barren. Someone took what is his and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.
Dylan Kellerman is lost. The love of his life has been ripped from him, leaving a tattered tortured shell of a man. On the brink of murderous insanity he must battle to find Shannon, even if she hates him. Dylan has betrayed her and he knows she won’t forgive his indiscretions. None of that matters now. All that matters is finding her. As long as she’s safe Dylan can continue to live a sad wasted existence without her by his side. Shannon brought Dylan back to life, without her in the world he’ll cease to exist.
Shannon Kelly is gone. Stolen from her home and loved ones, she must now fight. Fighting has never been an issue for her, but this is a new opponent that she isn’t prepared for…her past. When every reality she thought she knew is called into question, Shannon learns her life isn’t what she thought it was. With the promise of a future with Dylan stolen from her before her world implodes, Shannon must rely on the family that has protected her for the last thirteen years to come for her. She won’t win this fight on her own…Shannon is going to lose. 
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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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Dream Cast:

Shannon Kelly (Kid) – Olivia Wilde
Dylan Kellerman (Kel/Kellerman) – Chris Hemsworth
Andrew Taylor (Taylor) – Daniel Cudmore
Aaron Kavanagh (Kavy) – Channing Tatum
Brian O’Sullivan (Sully) – Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Callaghan (Cally) – Armie Hammer
Caleb Thomas (Thomas) – Winston James Francis
Karl – Ed Skrein
Rodger – Ed Harris
Butch Rossi – Sean Bean
Mia Rossi – Isabelle Fuhrman
Callaghan Brothers:
Finn – Charlie Hunnam
Aidan – Pål Sverre Hagen
O’Sullivan Brothers:
Collin – Ryan Gosling
Hugh – Dane Cook
Kavanagh Brothers:
Ryan – Aaron Ashmore
Adam –Shawn Ashmore
Parents:
Stephen O’Sullivan (Pappy/Sully Sr.) – Liam Neeson
Maggie O’Sullivan – Jaclyn Smith
Robert Callaghan (Doc) – Pierce Brosnan
Mary Callaghan – Michelle Pfeiffer
Michael Kavanagh (Pop) – George Clooney
New Characters:
Nick (Nicky) – Henry Cavill
Kieran – Tom Hardy
Cassie Yates – Hayden Panettiere 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Norma for her Dream Cast post and say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this tour. 
~Sabrina 

Stolen Gifts Blog Tour


I am so excited to have the Stolen Gifts Blog Tour on my blog today. I loved this book so much and I can't wait for the next book to come out. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, excerpt, and giveaway.

Having a Gift is hard.  Keeping the ability to read and manipulate minds a secret from family and friends is torture.

Vanessa (Van) Lyons is terrified of her very powerful Gift of Mind, and has been hiding it from her family since she was a child.  Her Gift troubled her so much that she moved away from everything and everyone she knew to avoid the possibility of the truth being discovered.  She’s stayed away for a long time, making excuses for staying put in her charming little cottage in a small town far enough away to be a comfortable buffer.  But an invitation to the wedding of her childhood best friend Kelley brings her back home…and forces her to confront all of her fears and emotions.  It also forces her to be face-to-face with the man she has loved since they were young.
Caine Moore is a handsome journalist with a playboy reputation.  Seen frequently about town or in the tabloid pages with a different beautiful woman on his arm, he has become a completely different man from the boy Van grew up with.  Tension builds between them as he sends Van mixed messages throughout the pre-wedding festivities, confusing her and making her yearn for things she’s spent a long time convincing herself she could never have.
Caine has been working on a story, and has seen things he shouldn’t see.  In his desire to protect Van, he inadvertently pulls her into an intriguing but deadly case that puts her right into the killer’s path…

Excerpt:
My Gift is a part of me. It lays dormant, wanting to be used and I have deprived myself for so many years. On the rare occasions when my control slips, and I use it, I feel whole. Denying it for so long was splitting my soul into two. I realized that I would have to learn a new kind of control. Instead of complete dismissal, I would have to use it on occasion to keep my mind and soul intact.

As the guard approached the door for our prison, I placed a Suggestion in his mind that he would believe what I told him. I wasn't changing the way he behaved, just what he was going to perceive at the moment. He opened the door and stood in the archway.

Review:
 What a unique fresh spin in the paranormal genre. I was hooked from page one until the very last page. My only complaint is I read it too quickly and now I want the next book as the ending left me wanting more.

There are two types of people in this book, ones who are born with gifts and ones who are not. Van comes from a gifted family but they believe she doesn't have one. However she has a very strong gift. The gift of mind and it terrifies her so much that she never uses it and leads people to believe she is a normal person. It also helps that she has moved away from her family and friends to make a new life for herself. However with her child hood best friend getting married Van is forced to go home and face everything and everyone she has fled from including the love of her life Caine. But when gifted people start disappearing Van, Caine, and her brother start looking into it and in the process Van and Caine are kidnapped. She has to make the choice to use her gift to help them escape but in doing so she is forced to reveal her biggest lie to everyone she loves.

I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the very first page and read it in one sitting. Van and Caine have become two of my favorite characters I have read this year. Not to mention Caine is my new book boyfriend. He is totally swoon worthy. Even when he was being stubborn but Van was just as hard headed and it did make me want to smack them both to make them realize how perfect for one another they are.

The ending is my only issue with this book as it ends with a cliff hanger and I have a love/hate relationship with those. I am hoping that Rasha writes quicker so I can have more Van and Caine this year.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a kick ass heroine, swoon worthy heroes, and a refreshing twist in the paranormal genre. 5/5 Bloody Fangs 

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Author Rasha Selim was born in Cairo, Egypt and was raised in both Cairo and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  She moved to the U.S. to attend college and pursue a career as a Forensic Psychologist. She left criminology behind to become the mother of three wonderfully active boys. Rasha has spent her life engaged with books and as stories of her own began to develop she knew that she had to get them down in print. She is extremely excited to be sharing her stories with the world. Rasha lives in upstate New York where she is blessed to be surrounded by her loving and supportive husband, children, great friends and incredible books. 


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

~Sabrina  
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vengeance Is Mine Book Blast


Today on my blog I have the Vengeance is Mine Book Blast.

Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, bestselling true crime author, is obsessed with helping authorities solve savage crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn in to the investigation to help bring the killer to justice. But in a bizarre twist of events, the psychopathic murderer becomes fascinated with Tucker and stalks him, presenting him with unimaginable, grotesque gifts. The hunt for the killer turns personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim.

Vengeance is Mine, a gripping thriller with a healthy dose of droll humor, is a tale of sadistic revenge guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page. 


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After receiving his BA in applied physics from Aurora University in Illinois, Harry spent thirty-seven years with United States Department of Energy Contractors as a senior mechanical engineer. He designed, built, maintained, and operated large experimental detectors for high-energy physics experiments at national laboratories such as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Superconducting Super Collider, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.

Krebs always wanted to write mystery novels, but his engineering career left him little time to write until now. His first novel, Fractured Persona, is based on a recurring dream where he would wake up in someone else’s body and life.

The author and his wife currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their Chihuahua, Lucille. 


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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 blitz. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 

Chasing Love's Wings Release Day Blitz


Today on my blog I have the Chasing Love's Wings Release Day Blitz. 

Everything in Cameron Enders' life feels like a dream since she took a trip to a remote island where she met Tristan Michaels, Hollywood's hottest man. Tristan never imagined that his get-away vacation would change his life and his heart.
But everything isn’t perfect in paradise once Cameron and Tristan return to Phoenix. When Cami discovers a dark secret, her dream becomes a living nightmare. She slips back into old habits, turning to alcohol to hide her pain. As the woman he loves becomes more a stranger by the day, Tristan’s world is rocked again. He’s a helpless witness to Cami’s self-destructive cycle - until she pushes too far, testing the limits of his love. Their love is far from perfect, but he will stop at nothing, chasing it all until she has everything she deserves.

Cami’s withdrawal could strengthen or destroy everything she hopes to have with Tristan. Can Cami trust him enough to give him everything or will she cling to her secrets and their pain, tearing them apart forever? 


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Author Bio:
Amazon Best Selling Angels, Demons & Devils and Paranormal Author of Give Me Reason - The Reason Series Book One comes from Glendale, Arizona. Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true. Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again, again and again. 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to RBTL for letting participate in this Release Day Blitz. 
~Sabrina 

Unforgiven Release Day Blitz

Title: Unforgiven
Author: Cat Miller
Series: The Forbidden Bond Series (Book 2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: May 27 2014
Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: Audio Book, eBook, Print
Blurb/Synopsis: 

 Things are about to heat up…

Brandi Vaughn wishes she could stand out. She’d do anything to get out from behind the shadow of her socialite family—which now includes Dani, her half-sister, recently discovered to be the most powerful vampire known to their kind.
But Brandi is more extraordinary than anyone realizes. The fiery young vamp has a secret elemental power—an inner flame that she must keep under control so as not to reveal herself to the dangerous rogue vampire targeting exceptional talents like hers. But when two desperate followers of the Rogue attempt to kidnap Dani during her wedding ceremony, Brandi lets loose with a pyrotechnic display that doesn’t go unnoticed…
As the vampire nation comes face-to-face with the threat of the Shade army, Brandi is caught in an emotional tug of war between the light and the dark. Torn between the affections of lovers from both factions, she will need to choose who to trust with her heart: a warrior or a rogue.



I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and now I live not far from my birth place in Perry Hall, Maryland. I have two teenage daughters and a man that keep me busy when I'm not working full-time as a Certified Medical Coder. I'm an avid reader and I love all genre of romantic fiction from historical to contemporary to paranormal. Sleeping has always been a problem for me so most nights I can be found in the living room reading or writing instead of in bed like the rest of the world. I don't watch television. It's not a conscious decision, it just never occurs to me to turn it on when I have books to read and writing to do. It can actually be a hazard, because I never know what the weather will be until I look outside and I have to rely on my kids and coworkers for local and world news. I love creating the characters you love and love to hate. My characters remind me of people I know and people I wish I had never known.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Cat and RBTL for letting me participate in this Release Day Blitz. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.
~Sabrina

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