Friday, March 22, 2013

Cover Reveal: No Attachments by Tiffany King


Today I have a gorgeous cover reveal for one of my favorite authors. Tiffany King's No Attachments. Check it out!!!

Isn't is pretty? Makes me want to sigh in happiness!!!
Cover art by Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations

About No Attachments:
Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.
Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He's done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored--his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.
Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely adding this to my TBR pile!!! ;-)

Release date: April 30, 2013

Here's some info about the lovely Tiffany King:

Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. LINKS:
 I can't wait to read this one! :-) I hope you add it to your TBR pile and thanks for stopping by!!!
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Survivor Series by Amanda Havard Cover Reveal

I have an awesome cover reveal going down on my blog today. I am not only unveiling a new cover for a new book but also a new cover for the first in the same series. 
I am a big fan of Amanda Havard so when I saw that she had a cover reveal I immediately signed up. Without much further ado, I present the first reveal of the day, Amanda Havard's third book in her series THE SURVIVORS: Body & Blood
Blurb: The game has changed.Fresh from her first brush with mortality, a fragile Sadie Matthau is playing human with Cole Hardwick while the Survivors endure unimaginable tragedy. Wrought with the first deaths of their own kind, a tyrant who will torture them, and an opponent more terrifying than anyone could have foreseen, the Survivors are facing their end.Told from three points of view, The Survivors: Body & Blood is a bloodcurdling, mind-bending, heart-stopping ride. As Sadie and the Winters uncover more enemies, more history, and more answers, they find themselves brought closer together and ripped further apart. And all the while, a haunting Alexander Raven lurks at the edge of Sadie’s lifeline, at the darkening fringes of her mind.As the Survivors descend into chaos, Sadie realizes a painful truth: the deepest of secrets leave the darkest of marks.Caught between a terrifying fantasy and her own grim reality, Body & Blood is the story of Sadie’s dance with her demons, future, past, and present.
I can't wait to see what happens next! And now for the NEW & IMPROVED cover for the first installment of Amanda Havard's Survivors Series:

Take a gander at all three together!!!! 

And just to let you know, the date of August 20th, it has been changed to JULY 23rd!!! How awesome is that?!?!

Here is some info on Amanda:
Amanda Havard has been telling stories since before she could write. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, where her first book was published in her elementary school library at age 7. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Vanderbilt University. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her baby grand piano and more story ideas than she could tell in one lifetime.


·         Authors & Series
·         Characters
·         Author & Series
·         Characters
o   Mark Winter
o   Ginny Winter
·         http://www.chafiecreativecom

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Face The Music Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to Hackaroo's stop on the Face The Music blog tour hosted by IMR Blog Tours!!! My stop consists of a review and giveaway!
But first, here is a bit about the book:

Goodreads Description:
After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.
Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.
What did I think?
I love books about musicians. Seriously. If you followed my blog back when I was on wordpress, you would know that already. I adore musicians.....that's why I married one ha! ;-)
When I saw the synopsis of this story, I thought it would be a really cute story. And I was right. I enjoyed the story and the characters. 
Allison was really sweet and I was glad to see her find her way. I loved the fact that she was so shy and flustered at first and I found her highly endearing. 
I thought that Chris Knots was a generally sweet guy. Like, one of the most sweetest characters I've ever read about. He had a good heart and a quick smile. I thought he was a great addition to the story. 
Allison and Chris's connection was instant and both of them knew it. Well, Allison wasn't sure at first, but of course you have to make the guy work for it!! ;-)
Allison and her younger sister have gone through some tough times but they've stuck together through it all. I felt Allison's pain and her loss. Robbins did a good job conveying her hurt and pain. It really came through the pages.
Overall I really enjoyed the story. I read it in one day so it was an easy, quick read. My only qualm was that I'm not a big fan of American Idol and this was highly based on the show. 
Favorite Quote:
I shook my head. "Not a chance.Tomorrow night is way too important. I've already distracted you enough." He wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me against him. When he spoke, his lips were only inches from mine. "You don't distract me. You inspire me."
About Andrea Robbins:

Born and raised in eastern Missouri, Andrea K. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Idaho State University and hold degrees in Human Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and Secondary Education. She currently resides in southern Idaho with her husband and two young daughters and enjoys teaching Jr. and High School science and health classes at a local school district. Robbins is also working toward her Masters degree in Science Education through Montana State University. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family or getting lost in a sappy love story.

Be sure to check out all of the stops on the tour for more chances to win and some awesome posts!!! Click HERE for the tour!

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Guest Post: Extreme Measures by Rachel Carrington

On my blog today, I have a guest post by the lovely Rachel Carrington. She's stopping by to let me know a bit about her and her book Extreme Measures. 

Here is a bit about the book:
From Goodreads:
Four years ago Erin’s life changed drastically. Her drug-addicted brother killed her parents, and her marriage disintegrated. Her husband, Matt, an FBI agent, had done his duty when he’d arrested Stuart, but she’d been too caught up in her own grief to allow him to help her move through the shadows of pain. 
Now Matt is back, but it isn’t to attempt reconciliation. Her brother has escaped from Attica, and Erin is his next target. Matt will stop Stuart by any means necessary. But Stuart is a desperate man, and desperate men will do anything to get what they want.
Thrown together by treacherous circumstances, Matt and Erin fight a battle to stay alive and possibly figure out how to put the pieces of their destroyed lives back together again.

I'm excited to have Rachel here to talk about the setting of her book. It's always awesome to get a peak into an author's brain and see where the ideas come from. Without further ado, here she is:

Visiting Charleston—Inside the Setting of Extreme Measures
By Rachel Carrington

I'm fortunate to live in Charleston, South Carolina. Known as the Holy City, the Lowcountry, and Chucktown, it's been voted as America's Most Friendly City, and it's the oldest city in South Carolina.
I set a lot of my books here in the Lowcountry because of familiarity, but beyond that, there are so many unexplored parts to Charleston that I'm looking forward to including in upcoming novels.
Though I've lived here well over twenty years, I've never taken one of the popular Ghost Walks or carriage rides. The Wentworth Mansion ranked #2 on U.S. News and World Report's list of Top 10 Hotels, but I've never stepped foot inside it. And I'm almost ashamed to say I've never visited Fort Sumter. See what I mean about the possibilities?
Beyond the sites I haven't seen, there are a whole host that I have and those places will come up in future novels. The Battery, the Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon, Magnolia Plantation, and Charles Towne Landing are all truly unique places that invite characters. The names alone lend themselves to book settings, don't they?
Now take a moment and imagine what kind of stories could be written in those settings. Historical romance, of course, but what about paranormal romance for the Old Provost Dungeon? A pirate romance for Charles Towne Landing, maybe? And though the Battery was a place for artillery during the Civil War, it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and always makes me think of mermaids and underwater civilizations.
What story ideas did those names give you? Visit for an insider's look at this beautiful place I call home.

About Rachel:
About Me

I started writing years ago, and my first attempt was a contemporary romance that will never see the light of day. I think I may even have thrown it away by now. It was absolutely horrific as I knew nothing about well…anything to do with writing.
After that, I started writing fantasy romances about wizards and wizards, and once those took off, I segued to paranormal romances (hello, vampires and ghosts) and romantic suspense. I also write articles for various magazines, including The Writer’s Journal, Writer’s Magazine, Writer’s Weekly, Writing for Dollars, Absolute Write, and Funds for Writers.
I’m fortunate to make my home in historical Charleston, South Carolina. Beautiful city. Beautiful people. When I’m not writing, I love to read, create videos, keep Target in business, play visitor in my city, and drink lots of coffee.
You can find me all over the internet, but here are just a few of the places:
My website:
Twitter: @rcarrington2004
Facebook: rachelcarringtonwrites
Pinterest: rcarrington2004
Goodreads: rcarrington2004

I wanted to say thank you for allowing me to have this on my blog today! I always appreciate authors wanting to stop by and do a post. I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR pile!

Thank you Rachel for stopping by and taking the time to talk about your book! 

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cover Reveal: Death's Awakening by Sarra Cannon

Today I have the honor of releasing a cover reveal on my blog. I LOVE doing these and this one is so pretty!!! 
Check it out!!

Expected release date: March 28, 2013
 Genre: Paranormal
 Age Group: Young Adult
 Cover Designer: Renu Sharma -

Book Description:

For sixteen-year-old Parrish Sorrows, life is about to become a nightmare.

This is the night she'll wake up to her mother's convulsions. The night she'll lose contact with her father and sister in New York. The night 911 will stop answering the phone.

This is the night a mysterious supernatural virus begins its deadly rampage across the globe, killing billions in a matter of days. And just when things can't get worse, the dead begin to rise.

Parrish must embark on a perilous journey to find what's left of her family. Along the way, she'll team up with the gorgeous boy next door she's always been drawn to, the snobby ex-bff she's hated for years, a genius computer nerd, and a young boy who never says a word but is somehow a kindred spirit.

DEATH'S AWAKENING is the first book in Sarra Cannon's new Eternal Sorrows series. Told from alternating points of view, this story is packed with action, magic, and romance that will leave you begging to find out what happens as this group of teens struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

They are about to find out zombies are the least of their problems.

About the Author

Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Review: And With Madness Comes The Light by Karina Halle

Review: And With Madness Comes The Light by Karina Halle
Goodreads Description:

The Man. The Mystery. The Madness. Dex Foray has never been anyone’s fool – until he missed his chance for happiness with Perry Palomino. Broken and alone, Dex has no choice but to rise from the ashes Perry left behind and find his own path to redemption. But nothing in Dex’s life has ever come easily, especially when there’s a dark madness waiting in the wings.Told from Dex’s POV, And With Madness Comes the Light is short story/novella that spans the time period from the end of Lying Season (Book #4) until the end of On Demon Wings (Book #5). If you were ever wondering what really happened to Dex while Perry was gone - his journey to Dex 2.0 - now is your chance.

What did I think?
Well, it really is no secret that I am a huge fan of the fabulous Karina Halle and her EIT Series. I can never get enough of Dex and Perry. Ever. The books are all told from Perry's POV except for a novella here and there.
Don't get me wrong, I adore Perry but sometimes it's awesome to get a peek into someone else's mind throughout this series. It makes it even better when you get a peek into Dex Foray's mind. If you haven't read this series yet, I suggest you do because Dex is anything but your normal character from a book. He's flawed, damaged, and almost perfect.
This book is the second novella that is told completely form Dex's POV and I loved it. Hardcore. I always wanted to know what makes Dex tick and this is just a glimpse into how Dex's brain functions. Only a glimpse mind you. 
This book shows just how much damage Perry left in her wake after Lying Season. And if you were like me when I read that book, I almost chucked my kindle across the floor. LOL Seriously. My first reaction after reading that book and getting to the end was something along the lines of "Are you serious?! What an asshat!!" 
With having this look into what Dex went through the time when Perry was gone, it gives you a new perspective and makes you really empathize with him. I felt his pain and it was hard to watch him spiral down. But it was so great to see him pick himself up and become the 2.0 version he is now. 
Even though this was a novella and not a full novel, it still leaves an impression and I can't wait to read more. Halle always makes her readers wanting more which is one of the many reasons why she's such a favorite author of mine.
I reiterate, if you haven't read the EIT series, I highly suggest you do so. They aren't the normal books you've read but they are going to be some of the best. :-)

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