Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Five Weeks By Dannika Dark




Five Weeks
(Seven Series, Bk #3)
By Dannika Dark 

Blurb:
Izzy has always loved the freedom and adventure of life on the road, but she’s recently decided to settle down—as much as a rogue wolf can. When her boyfriend gets her a job working at a hot Shifter bar, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again.

Jericho isn't the famous rock star he once was, though he still plays in a local band and loves to party. Beautiful women come and go, but music is his only passion—until a sassy redhead named Isabelle Monroe shows up unexpectedly.

Fate reunites two former friends living with one foot in the present and the other in the past. But will they have a future when one of them is forced to choose between life and death? Old habits die hard, and sometimes the toughest addictions to shake are the ones that control our hearts.





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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane by Amanda McIntyre




The Dark Seduction Of Miss Jane

By Amanda McIntyre


Blurb:

A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.



Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria's Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.





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 Excerpt:


My parents believed that women should be independent and
capable. What is your thinking along those lines, Mr. Hampton?” she asked,
purposely goading him.

He emitted a long-suffering sigh. “I do find a capable woman
refreshing, Miss Goodwin. I have no qualms with a woman who wishes to be
independent and, moreover, isn't afraid to speak her mind.”

She slid him a glance. “Indeed, I think your aunt is
correct. You are a charmer.”

He shrugged. “A woman can profess to be independent in many
things, but there are still times when a man’s involvement is necessary.”

“That is quite enough, Wesley Hampton,” his aunt spoke.

“Name one,” Jane fired back as she crossed her arms.

“Jane!” Isabella turned in her chair and pinned Jane with a
shocked expression.

Wesley’s mouth curled into a wicked smile. He lifted his
brow and set down his cup. “A conversation left to another day

Review 
The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane is one volatile read. It seduces the reader with such enigmatic description of the characters, that the readers stand at  the crossroad of puzzlement and excitement. Though the name of the book is misleading, there is no erotica in this book. Miss Jane is a very bold woman who,despite the constraints of the society during the 19th century England, openly declares the infidelity of her fiance. This causes a social uproar and her fiance's family being rich and of the gentry, she has to leave her aunt and starts working as an investigative journalist. 

She lands up in a case of a serial killer and gentlemen's club.In all this Inspector Mansfield is there to protect her.But he is a man with secrets. The case is very dangerous. Not only is the murderer stalking her, but she also starts discovering a dark and seductive side of her own nature. 

Inspector Mansfield is also a very interesting character. He has a past. A dark, tortured past for which he blames himself. So to stop the memories from lurking around him, he frequents a discreet Mens' club. It is from this club Miss.Jane gets her first clue. 

The attraction between the two characters keeps the reader from wanting more and more. But the best part of the story which I personally liked is definitely the magician......:D

Rating
Reasoning 

I started this book in a bit of a hurry. By error I had marked my calendar as 2021 :O Well, I don't think Amanda would wait so long for the review. :P but luckily I was checking my schedule and saw that the blog tour was today. Saturday. A family day for me. But, I had to do it. Thankfully, this story caught by attention from the first line. Even being a historical genre, Miss Jane is such a bold and a woman of the 21st century. The characters are well etched and the scenes create visualization for a reader. There are hot scenes no doubt and some might even feel that since glimpses of BDSM is shown in the story, there should be some scene related to that. But, the author sticks to the story and even it gets made into a movie, it will be of Silence of a Lamb genre. 






About The Author






Amanda McIntyre grew up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York magazine publishing firm, and usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella magazine or a Hitchcock Mystery paperback. She has been called  "a true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations. She is a best-selling, multi-genre hybrid author and has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Amanda is published internationally, in audio, e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary cowboy romance and is about to release her first historical erotic thriller.









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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A Kunz



Disclaimer: I got this book from Enchantress of Book Blog and is a part of their blog tour.
Blurb
In the town of Piedmont Pointe, where paranormal is the norm, a girl can easily get herself in over her head with a single wrong move. Unfortunately for Olivia Adams, she’s about to make several.
Starting over is never easy, but it seemed like the only option to Olivia. The decision to turn her back on the Guild of Witch Hunters, the very group she devoted her entire life to, was one of the hardest things she ever did. It meant leaving her family, her friends, and her old identity behind forever. Coming to terms with what caused her to abandon her duties in the first place was even harder.

While trying to lay low and stay off the Guild’s radar, Olivia finds herself thrust back into her old ways after unknowingly interrupting an assassination hit on a powerful witch. What follows is the last thing she ever thought she’d agree to do—protect the very thing she was groomed to hunt.

To complicate things even further, Olivia begins to develop feelings for a tattoo artist who also happens to be half warlock, and no matter how hard she tries to fight it, she can’t resist her inescapable draw to him. Olivia’s forbidden relationship isn’t her only issue though, because once the mystery behind the assassination attempt starts to unravel, she’s forced to choose sides when the loyalties still tied to her past life are tested again.

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Review

In the Paranormal world, Olivia Adam is a very strong witch hunter. Ex. Witch hunter. Her life is full of adventures even after she has left that part of her life behind. She was disillusioned with her way of life after her best friends family was completely wiped out and she had to bring back her friend, Tara from the world of Death using magic. Now, her friend did not know the real reason of her existence and it was on Olivia to keep her protected. 

From a witch hunter to a witch protector had cost Olivia the loss of her own family. Her family disowned her and she was now on her own to protect Tara and herself. Her strong attraction to the tattoo artist,Heath makes her life full of adventure and  passion. Heath is always by her side even when she fights against her own brother. 

Even when she did not want it, the responsibility to stop a war in the paranormal world rested on her shoulder. Was she capable to do so? Why was she having a war with her own brother and  how will her relationship with Heath develop? 

Rating

Reasoning

It was a very interesting read. There were moments when past incidents have been referred to about which I had no clue, but they did not stop the flow of this story. In fact, it has made me very curious to learn more about what had happened to Tara. It is a very interesting read with lots of fast action. Olivia is very action oriented, witty and target focused. 

There is only one problem I found with this novel. It is a tad too long. There were moments I wanted to shout that it's enough. Moreover the when the antagonist was revealed, I felt he was a tad too insignificant for me to have an AHA moment. But, what lacked there was made up in the chemistry between Olivia and Heath, turning this into a must read.

About The Author

T.A. Kunz has always had a fondness for reading thrilling mysteries and action-packed urban fantasies. So, it was no surprise when T.A. decided to write stories that they’d fall into one of those two genres. T.A. lives in Central Florida with two fur babies and a mechanical engineer who also happens to be quite the culinary badass, which there are no complaints about. Being a self-diagnosed caffeine addict, many joke that T.A.’s addiction to Starbucks coffee will likely be their downfall later in life.


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love Will Find A Way by Parul Tyagi


Name of the Book : Love Will Find A Way
Author: Parul Tyagi
Publisher: Indireads
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,007 in Kindle 
No. of Pages: 98 pgs.

Disclaimer: I got this book from the Publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Blurb 


A few words on a piece of paper are about to shatter Meeta’s happy little life. Her husband Prabhat has found a clue that could propel him straight into the arms of the woman he has loved since childhood, Nitya.

Torn between his memories of an eternal passion with Nitya, and the haven of Meeta’s steady devotion, Prabhat is confused and uncertain. Should he sacrifice his life, and Meeta’s, for the possibility of an old love, or should he walk away, and wonder, forever, what if…?


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Review
A story full of love, pain and pathos. This novel reminded me of the pathos we would see in the eyes of Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rahman or Meena Kumari. The pain and the love of the all the three characters is palpable. The story crisscrosses between the characters' past and present. Prabhat leaves India and his childhood love after learning that she was planning, along with her mother, to marry someone else. Disillusioned in love, he becomes Paddy in London, running his own convenience store.
At his mother's insistence, he marries Meeta and they lead a complacent life till a chance news of death lands him on the same crossroad he had left behind in India. He learns that Nitya had not married after all and he starts feeling the burden of his accusations.
Meeta, who had always lived under the shadow of the other woman, takes the matter in her own hands and forces Prabhat to go in search for Nitya. She also accompanies him fulfilling the role of a wife, friend and confidante. Her strength and will power encourage Prabhat to search for Nitya but sadly she is not to be found. ( I do wonder at them point, what would have happened if she was found :P)
But Nitya could not be found so easily. It was as if she knew that Prabhat would come in search of her. She had left behind, in her wake, a series of mysterious poems with clues in it. The trail is very interesting and like a new flower blossoming unfurls at every level a new twist to the story.
.....Which my Dahlings, made me want to tear a few of my remaining hairs. It was so frustrating. Like a man running at a sight of an oasis. Beautifully penned by the author, frustrating for the reader. Be ready with this one... You have to finish the 95 pages in one go.
So many questions arise? Where is Nitya? Will Prabhat find her? What will happen to Meeta?
Parul Tyagi, How much tension can we handle?
This book should come with a disclaimer:
This book comes with a box of ....... (Any one who fills this box, will get exactly that from me :D)(Of course only one entry .:P)

Rating


Reasoning
This novella was such a quick read. A complete emotional roller coaster ride! Loved Meeta's character the most. The five stars you see above, that is totally for the emotional tug the author could create with her words. But that does mean I agree with her. In this day and age, can I? Will I be able to do what Meeta did? I think I would rather land up in Tihar jail than agree with what she wanted Prabhat to do. I am not so big hearted. But if I ignore this small point, I still could not help feeling the muted paid of Meeta. That is exactly what I loved about this story. Three different types of pain described at different levels. 
Prabhat's guilt and anticipation, Meeta muted fear, yet her brave face, which is the 'move on' factor of this novella and above all the clear, precise pain of Nitya. Uff! Read it to believe it.



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Release Day Blitz: Deep in Death by Colleen Helme




Deep In Death 
(A Shelby Nichols Adventure #6)
By Colleen Helme

Blurb: 
Running “errands” for her mob-boss employer, Joey “The Knife” Manetto, often ends with Shelby in trouble, making her cautious about continuing her association with him. Instead, she focuses on a new client who hires Shelby to find her missing mother. What seems like a routine case turns into something more sinister and deadly than she ever imagined. In the meantime, Uncle Joey has summoned Shelby to his office, where she runs into her former nemesis. Shelby inadvertently hears something that makes her fear for the lives of Uncle Joey and his hit-man, Ramos. This time, Uncle Joey is not sure he wants to involve Shelby in something he knows could get her killed. Keeping Shelby’s involvement to a minimum has disastrous results, sending Shelby on a dangerous path. As her investigation unfolds, Shelby finds death at every turn, and soon realizes she is in over her head. Can she escape from danger in time? Or will she find herself deep in death?



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“I’m investigating a missing person’s report.” I pulled out
my file and opened it up. 

“Her name’s Darcy Shaw, and she went missing about
six years ago. Do you think I could look at your files and see if there’s
anything I could use?”

Dimples frowned. “From that long ago, it’s probably
downstairs in the dead files room. Come on, I’ll show you where they are.”

“Thanks.”

I followed him to the hall and down two flights of stairs to
the basement. He opened the door to a room and flipped on the light.
Wall-to-wall filing cabinets filled the room, and a stale, musty odor permeated
the air. From the smell, I’d guess no one had come down here in a long time,
kind of how I imagined it would smell visiting a mausoleum. It seemed colder
than normal too, and I realized that all of the files belonged to real people
who had disappeared and were probably dead, and no one knew why or how.

“Go ahead and take a look,” Dimples said. “They’re filed
alphabetically.”

“Umyeah, okay.” I hesitated, not wanting to venture further
into the room. It was so cold and dank that it kind of gave me the creeps. But
I only needed one file. 

That wouldn't take long.

“When you’re done, come on back up and I’ll fill you in on a
case I could use your help with.” Dimples was thinking he was anxious to leave
me to it, not because he had a lot to do upstairs, but because the room had
kind of a weird vibe that he didn't like.

“You’re leaving me here alone?” I blurted.

“What? You’re not scared are you?” He scoffed. “It’s just a
room with files in it. 

There aren't even any guns or crazy killers down here.”

Oh fine,” I said, still hesitating in the doorway and
wishing I hadn't heard that part about the weird vibe.

“You want me to stay?” He folded his arms and raised his
brow in challenge.

“Of course not,” I said. “Like you said, I’ll be fine.”

“Good. Heyif one of those files attacks youI’m right
up-stairs if you need me.”

“Ha, ha.”

He chuckled and left. I shook my head and hurried over to
the cabinets. As I found the cabinet with “S through T” on it, the door clicked
shut behind Dimples, sealing me in. It was deathly quiet. The only sounds in
the room came from me. My breathing and the shift of my feet echoed from the
walls, magnifying each tiny breath and movement I made.

An unexplained sense of urgency rolled over me. I was alone
in an enclosed space that seemed to get smaller the longer I stood there. A sudden
stab of dread tightened my stomach, and my hands shook a little. It was mostly
thoughts of the lights going out and leaving me in total darkness that did it.
If Bates knew I was here, I wouldn't put it past him to do that to me, and I
wanted out of this creepy place as fast as I could.

With renewed effort, I scanned the labels until I came to
the right drawer and yanked it open. I quickly leafed through the folders and
caught my breath to actually find the file. I swallowed with relief and pulled
the bulky file out. Pursing my lips together, I set it on top of the other
folders and opened it up checking to make sure it was the right one.

A larger version of the same picture I’d received from
Tiffany stared back at me. Her eyes held a haunting mixture of sadness and
foreboding, and goose bumps broke out along my arms. A sudden chill ran up my
spine and my heart picked up speed. All at once, it felt like I wasn’t alone,
and someone was standing right there beside me. I froze. I didn’t believe in
ghosts, but I didn’t dare look either.

My mouth went dry and I hardly dared to take a breath.
Glancing back down at the picture, I felt something cold and feather-like brush
against my cheek. I inhaled sharply. It came a second time and I jerked my face
away, hunching my shoulders to my neck with fear. “II’ll try and find out what
happened to you,” I croaked. The chill intensified, then suddenly fell away in
a cool breeze, leaving the scent of flowers behind, which I recognized as the
distinct smell of gardenias.

With my heart racing, I grabbed the file and slammed the
drawer shut, then raced out of the room as fast as I could. In my haste, I left
the light on, but I was too scared to go back and turn it off. The smell of
gardenias stayed with me all the way up the stairs, but disappeared as I
entered the office. With my chest heaving, I hurried over to Dimples’ desk and
sat down, rubbing my cold arms.





About the Author

 A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published author, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books they love to read. Hopefully you will too. She is the author of three romantic fantasy novels, Songbird, Flame of Destiny and The Relic. Her Shelby Nichols Adventures include Carrots, Fast Money, Lie or Die, Secrets That Kill, and Trapped By Revenge coming soon!




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