Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two Degrees Closer To Hell Review Stop

Today on my blog I have the review stop for Two Degrees Closer to Hell by David Fingerman. 

Speculative fiction writer, David Fingerman, is back with a series of short stories guaranteed to curl your toes and raise your hair. If you're looking for some quick thrills, let these stories take you on a ride that will bring you two degrees closer to Hell. 


I love reading scary stories and hoping that it just might scare me and there were a few short stories in this book by David that had me a little freaked out which I just absolutely loved. Another aspect I enjoyed about this book of short stories is I was able to read a few than come back to read more later and not feel lost or have forgotten what I have read. But I would have to say that my favorite part about this book was the memories it brought back when I was a kid just getting into scary movies and enjoying that moment when the thing that scares you has you curling up into the couch with your blanket trying not to look but knowing you want to get scared. So I will definitely be reading more from David in the future. 4/5 Bloody Fangs 

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During the summer months when the sun is shining and birds are singing, David is perfectly content to sit in his office, with blinds drawn, typing away at the computer. His favorite day of the year is the first day toward the end of summer that’s cool enough to pull a flannel shirt from the closet.

As a student at the University of Minnesota, David realized that if he switched his major from journalism to speech, he could graduate that quarter. It was a no­brainer. After 24 years of working in the court system, he walked away to write full time – another no­brainer.

Two Degrees Closer to Hell will be his second collection of short stories. He has also written three other novels. David is married and lives in Minneapolis. 

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Bones & All Blog Tour

Today on my blog I have the Bones & All blog tour. On my stop there a spotlight, review, and giveaway.

Maren Yearly doesn’t just break hearts, she devours them. 

Since she was a baby, Maren has had what you might call "an issue" with affection. Anytime someone cares for her too much, she can’t seem to stop herself from eating them. Abandoned by her mother at the age of 16, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, but finds more than she bargained for along the way. 

Faced with love, fellow eaters, and enemies for the first time in her life, Maren realizes she isn’t just looking for her father, she is looking for herself. The real question is, will she like the girl she finds? 


This is one of those sick and twisted books in the horror genre and I absolutely loved every minute of it! I literally could not put this book down it was that good.

The main character Maren has this issue where she eats people whenever they get to close and when this happens her mom and her pick up and move but at sixteen her mom has had enough and leaves her. So Maren does the only thing she can of which is looking for her father. From there the book get even more twisted but as I said before I loved it. The author makes you care and sympathize with Maren in spite of her devouring people. This has become one of my favorite reads this year and I cannot wait for more books from Camille in the future. 5/5 Bloody Fangs

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Camille DeAngelis is the author of Bones & All (St. Martin’s, 2015), Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker (Crown, 2010), and Mary Modern (Crown/Shaye Areheart, 2007), as well as a first-edition guidebook, Moon Ireland (Avalon, 2007). She is a graduate of New York University (B.A. in Fine Arts, minor in Irish Studies, 2002) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (M.A. in Writing, 2005). Her fourth novel, tentatively titled Immaculate Heart, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2016. She is a board member of the Writers’ Room of Boston.

A longtime vegetarian, she went vegan in April 2011, and in June 2013 became a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator through Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan® Academy. She is also planning to receive her yoga teacher training in 2015.

Originally from New Jersey, Camille now lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Cover Reveal: Red Sky Dawning

Today on my blog I have the cover reveal for Red Sky Dawning by Ian J. Malone. On my stop there is a spotlight, cover reveal, and giveaway.

Five years after the historic Battle of Dulaston, Danny Tucker, Lee Summerston, and the Renegades have settled nicely into life on Aura — yet none more so than Tucker. Fueled by a rising career as an ASC staff sergeant and a love unlike any he’s ever known, Danny is in the prime of his life and at last free of the demons that have stalked him for years.

Some demons never die, though, and when an old enemy beckons to settle a personal score, Danny soon finds himself swept up in the backlash of a climaxing civil war, and straight into the crosshairs of a father’s bloodlust for revenge.

RED SKY DAWNING is the much-anticipated sequel to 2013’s MAKO, and the tale of one man’s quest to bury his past and protect those dearest to him as the fate of billions hangs in the balance. 

“Thematically speaking, this is very much a story about growing up,” says author Ian J. Malone, a native Floridian who now resides in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and step son. “Whereas book one was this plucky little tale about five bar-flies, rocking through hyperspace on the road trip of a lifetime, book two chronicles a lot of the unforeseen fallout stemming from decisions they made along the way. From an author’s standpoint, it was an intense story to write, but I think readers will really like where it leaves the saga entering the third and final book.”

Among the things readers can expect from RED SKY DAWNING are an array of new characters, a deeper look into the Alystierian Empire, and a healthy dose of political intrigue. 

Still, Malone insists that MAKO fans will still find all of the action, humor, and pop-cultural charm that have since become the series’ calling card. “C’mon, guys. What’s a MAKO book without beer jokes and Funyuns?”

RED SKY DAWNING arrives on Amazon April 30, 2015. The audiobook will follow shortly thereafter on Audible and iTunes. 

As a graduate of Florida State University, I’ve written in a number of arenas over the years ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to my fictional work, however, I’m a firm believer that nothing shapes an author’s writing like experience. That’s why I credit my tenures in radio, law enforcement, sport management, and the military for much of my thematic inspiration, plus the legion of family and friends who’ve stood with me along the way.

Beyond writing, I’m an avid fan of audiobooks and sports, though it’s also not uncommon to find me at a concert (LOVE music!), a movie, or somewhere out by a grill.

At present, I reside in Durham, North Carolina with my incredible wife, son, and our two dogs — but I’ll always be a “Florida boy” at heart. ;) 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Liars, Inc Blog Tour

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

For fans of Gone GirlI Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

For more information, check out THE OFFICIAL LIARS, INC. WEBSITE

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Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks. 

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Paula: Welcome to Day 9 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour—our last interview.! The first week was background profiles on the victim and suspects. The second week is FBI subject interview transcripts and then one day’s worth of FBI case notes. Follow along to win fun swag and test your detective skills. Nothing in the content is directly spoilery for the book, but the info presented here might get you thinking about who's lying and who's telling the truth. Can you follow the clues and sniff out a killer? Make your guess and then read LIARS, INC. to see if you’re right!

CASE CA4153-228
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent

Agent McGhee: Thanks for agreeing to speak with us tonight.

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: My daughter and I want to help in any way that we can.

Agent McGhee: Parvati, how well do you know Preston?

Parvati Amos: We’ve been friends for a little over, hmm, three years now.

Agent McGhee: Were the two of you ever romantically involved?

Parvati Amos: No.

Agent McGhee: Did you ever want to be?

Parvati: I mean, I guess I had a little crush on him when I first met him, but so did half of the freshman class. He’s hot, he’s funny, he’s rich—there’s a lot to like. But once we got to be friends, I realized he wasn’t my type.

Agent McGhee: What about Max Cantrell?

Parvati Amos: Yeah, Max is my type. But we’re just friends too.

Agent Gonzalez: But you used to date, correct? Some of your classmates said all three of you seem close.

Parvati Amos: Why are you asking me questions you already know the answer to?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Parvati. Don’t be rude.

Agent Gonzalez: We’re just trying to establish some baseline facts.

Parvati Amos: Max and I were together for a few months, yeah.

Agent McGhee: This is difficult to ask, but at any point were you, Max, and Preston all…intimately involved?

Parvati Amos: Are you asking me if my best friends and I were all hooking up with each other? No. Trust me when I say neither one of those guys likes to share. We’re just friends—all three of us. It’s really not that unusual.

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: What does this have to do with Preston’s disappearance?

Agent McGhee: Sorry. We just wanted to clarify a rumor. Do you know if there was anyone at school who wanted to hurt Preston?

Parvati Amos: Not likely. Pres is a golden child. Beloved football star. Party-thrower of epic proportions. Like I said—there’s a lot to like.

Agent McGhee: Did he mention any recent problems outside of school? Family stuff? Anything political going on with his dad that was worrying him?

Parvati Amos: I know the political stuff got old after a while. His parents kind of cracked down on him once his dad made the short list for Secretary of Labor. But nothing major. That’s all just part of being a politician’s kid, right?

Agent McGhee: Where were you on December 3rd?

Parvati Amos: Saturday? Let’s see. Newspaper club in the morning. Then I went for a run. Then I had my Arabic lesson.

Agent McGhee: And that night?

Parvati Amos: I was at home. I did a little homework and then we watched a movie, right Mom?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Ah, yes. Your father and his undying love for Liam Neeson.

Agent McGhee: And what did you do on Sunday?

Parvati Amos: Hmm. Karate class. Went for a run. Did some homework. Family dinner. Watched a little TV.

Agent McGhee: And when’s the last time you saw Max Cantrell?

Parvati Amos: Yesterday at school.

Agent Gonzalez: Not today?

Parvati Amos: He was absent today. It’s his birthday and Max isn’t really must of a student. I figure his parents let him skip.

Agent McGhee: Just one last question. Do you know where Max is right now?

Parvati Amos: I’d assume he’s at home. Or maybe working at his parents’ shop?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: He hasn’t gone missing as well, has he? Is my daughter in danger?

Agent McGhee: No need to panic, ma’am, but I would like to speak with you and your husband privately for a few moments. Parvati, could you go get your father from the lobby?

Parvati Amos: Why can’t I stay?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Because they said privately. Just go get your father, please.

Agent McGhee: Thank you for your time. 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check out the other stops on this TOUR for more guest posts and reviews. I would also like to say Thank You to Paula for the guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath Blog Tour

Today on my blog I have the H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, 10 Random Things Post, review, and giveaway.

H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers and has lived a sedated life hidden from humans. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement meets shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll say adios to the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined. 

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill? 

The two may need to forget their rules and training and if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them. 


This is a great book that I read so quick that when it was over I was shocked I had read it so fast. The story line is so fast paced and the characters have so much depth to them that I felt like I knew them and that their story line was being played out right in front of me. Oh and Natalie has left me with so many questions that I really need book two now to know what is going to happen. I am definitely going to be buying it  release day. 5/5 Bloody Fangs

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Natalie is the author of H.A.L.F., a young adult science fiction series, and The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. She lives in the high desert of Tucson, Arizona with her husband, tween daughter, and two young cats.

Natalie spends her time writing, reading, gaming, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science, hanging out on social media, and meeting readers and fans at festivals and comic cons throughout the western United States. She likes to walk in the desert, snorkel in warm waters, travel, and share excellent food and conversation with awesome people. Natalie supports the rights of both humans and non-humans to live a life free of suffering caused by people. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a big city high rise. 

10 Random Things About My College Years

10. A wood floor covered in beer is slippery.

9. Because of #10, never wear high heels, pumps or ballet flats to a college party.

8. There is only one time in your adult life when wearing pajamas all day is acceptable. (Okay, unless you’re a writer.)

Now you’re all wondering if I’m wearing pajamas, huh?

7. At no other time in your life will you be surrounded by such a diverse group of people. Future teachers, doctors, engineers, designers, artists, lawyers, musicians, etc., all sharing the same space.

6. I began as a political science major, ended up with a degree in art education but never taught school. Instead I went to law school but 20 years later became a writer. Go figure!

5. Drinks with names like “Brain Stomper” do exactly what the name says.

4. I got married to the love of my life while still in college. They said it wouldn’t last. We’re still together and he is still my best friend.

3. I began my studies at a very small college (about 1500 students total) and ended my undergraduate work at a very large college (over 90,000 students total). I can testify to the fact that the size of the package doesn’t matter. It’s how you use it. ;-)

2. In college, my boyfriend’s roommate had two kittens. One was named Ron, the other Nancy. If you know who those kittens were named after, you probably have a good idea of the era I went to college.

1. If you’re in college and you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. ;-) 

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

In The Time Of Dragon Moon Nerd Blast

Today on my blog I have the In The Time Of Dragon Moon Nerd Blast. There is a spotlight and giveaway on my post.

An epic fantasy about dragons, dark secrets, Pendragons, and magic

On the southernmost tip of Wilde Island--far from the Dragonswood sanctuary and the Pendragon Castle--live the native Euit people. Uma, who is half Euit and half English, and not fully accepted by her tribe, wants to become a healer like her Euit father. But the mad English queen in the north, desperate for another child, kidnaps Uma and her father and demands that he cure her barrenness. After her father dies, Uma must ensure that the queen is with child by the time of the Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake.
Terrified and alone, Uma reaches out to her only possible ally: the king's nephew Jackrun, a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. Together, they must navigate through a sea of untold secrets, unveil a dark plot spawned long ago in Dragonswood, and find a way to accept all the elements--Euit, English, dragon, and fairy--that make them who they are.

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Janet Lee Carey is the award-winning author of nine Young Adult novels including her newest release, In the Time of Dragon Moon, book three of the Wilde Island Chronicles, ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Winner of the Mark Twain Award and finalist for the Washington State Book Award, her books highlight the courage of children and teens, and explore the challenges of staying true to your values while following your dreams. School Library Journal starred review calls her work, “fantasy at its best-original, beautiful, amazing, and deeply moving.” Statistics have shown that children who read are more compassionate. Janet links each new book with a charitable organization empowering youth to read and reach out. She tours the U.S. and abroad presenting at schools, book festivals and conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians. Janet and her family live near Seattle by a lake where rising morning mist forms into the shape of dragons. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Hunted Blog Tour

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Title:  The Hunted
Series:  The Abandoned Series, Book 1
Author:  C.J. Hart
Published:  March 31st, 2015
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Mild violence, adult language
Recommended Age:  13+
Just your average boy-meets-girl, boy-kills-people story.
The Native American Navajo tribe has stories of a monster so wicked, so blood-thirsty, that they are to be hunted down and slaughtered. But are they just legends? Or is something sinister lurking in the shadows? The Yee Naaldlooshi—skinwalkers—have the ability to transform themselves. And they can be anyone. Anything.
The Hunters—a group dedicated to tracking the creatures—are hot on their trail and they won’t stop until every last one is dead. But are they all as evil as foretold? Seb, alpha of the Taylor, Arizona reservation pack, begins to question the acts of their kind. But he’s broken a rule and must choose between killing the girl he loves or risking everything to save her. Cassie must fight for her survival. The pack is after her. And they’re no joke. Cass is about to find out how sadistic they can be.
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Excerpt  from The Hunted by C.J. Hart
— Seb —
The night has begun to creep in. Spooky shadows and hooting owls. A chill shimmers up my spine. Humans have long locked themselves away in their houses. The rez isn’t a place you want to be out in after dark.
Good thing I’m not human.
I sprint into the forest, deep enough so no one can see me strip. When I reach the third fallen log, I stop. Kicking off my shoes, I crumple my shirt and jeans, stuffing them into the backpack and tugging the zipper closed. I cram it in a log.
The prickling of my skin intensifies as my hunger for flesh and blood grows, twisting and churning my stomach. Tugging at my muscles. I leap into the air. Hands and feet turn to paws, fingers and toes to claws. Fur spreads over my whole body, gray with circles of black on my back.
I raise my muzzle into the air and suck in a deep breath. Rust, salt, and sinew fill my nostrils. East. The lake. I pad towards it, silent and starving. Then it hits me. Like a brick wall shooting up, keeping me in my place. Staggering back as the scent of roses and coffee floods my airways, I shake my head to rid myself of the stench. Where’s it coming from? I must find out. I need to. It’s too mouthwatering to resist. I spin, sampling the air around me. West. I charge through the forest, paws crashing against leaves and bracken. I’m making too much noise. I’ve forgotten to care. Lost all rational thoughts.
I pass the invisible border dividing Aeston and Taylor.
A house appears at the edge of the trees, its exterior brown and gray. A blonde girl sits on the porch, candlelight sparking across her face. I freeze, claws digging into soil. She’s reading. The light breeze brings her scent to me. Coffee and roses. Such a sweet, decadent aroma. My mouth waters. She can’t be more than seventeen. I creep as close as I dare, curious. Her hazel eyes dart across the page. What’s she reading?
She doesn’t see me. I slink closer, leaning out of the trees.
A male voice cuts through the air. “Dinner’s ready.”
Her head snaps up. “Coming, Dad!” She marks her page, snuffs the candle flame, and then disappears inside.
I wait. Minutes or hours pass. A light in an upstairs room illuminates. The curtains close. Moments later, the curtains open and the light is extinguished.
I must see more. 
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About the Author:
Renée Shearer writes young adult fiction under the name of C.J. Hart. Renée is a full-time writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with a crazy pooch named Abbey and a boisterous, somersaulting rescue budgie named Kaleb. Her days are spent living in her fictional worlds and consuming way too much caffeine. She has an (unhealthy?) obsession with all things cupcake- and coffee-related plus Kerouac and YA dystopia/fantasy books. Renée can often be found surrounded by books, marathoning crime shows and munching on vegan goodies, on Twitter (@Renee_Shearer), Pinterest, or dancing in a rainstorm.
Renée hopes to one day visit Rio and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.
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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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