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RELEASE DAY BLITZ! THIRTY-THREE and a HALF SHENANIGANS by Denise Grover Swank

 

Thirty-Three and a Half
Shenanigans
,
the sixth book in the USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series will
release on November 4, 2014.
Rose is called into action
when Neely Kate’s cousin goes missing and the police refuse to 
take it seriously. But
while the authorities—Rose’s ex-boyfriend, included—are certain the missing
woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. Rose agrees to
help her friend, even if it means partaking in
Neely Kate’s shenanigans, including 
an impromptu trip to a
strip club.
And because trouble never
comes without a guest, Skeeter Malcolm, Fenton County’s newly crowned
underground king, resurfaces, saying he needs Rose’s visionary gift to track
down his enemies. He makes her the only offer she can’t refuse: The guaranteed
safety of her assistant DA boyfriend, Mason Deveraux, who is being threatened
by forces unknown. The Fenton County law enforcement is still abuzz about the
infamous Lady in Black, who took part in the underground auction that earned
Skeeter his crown. Can Rose risk a reprisal of her role?
As the stakes
continue to rise and the search for Neely Kate’s cousin becomes increasingly
complicated, Rose must struggle to keep both her secret identity and her sanity.
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THIRTY-THREE AND A HALF SHENANIGANS is an
iBooks Best Books of the Month in
 Australia and New Zealand!!!Rose Gardner is an endearing heroine who’s just
trying run a landscaping business, but her ability to glimpse the future keeps
putting her in harm’s way. The latest lighthearted installment in Denise Grover
Swank’s bestselling romantic suspense series should hook newcomers while
continuing to delight established fans. With
its small-town Arkansas setting, likable characters, old-fashioned mystery, and
easygoing humor, Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans is an entertaining weekend
read. 
–iBooks Editors’ Note–iBooks Best Books of the Month, November 2014,
Australia and New Zealand
#ibooks #rosegardner

New
York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in
Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she
became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over
the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English
and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive
Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own
her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you
believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and
the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within
two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many
unspeakable tasks.
 She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity.
Or
so she leads you to believe.
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 Denise Grover Swank, Amy Miles, Kristie
Cook, AnnaLisa Grant and Chanda Hahn
 will be touring the UK April 21-30th
2015!

We will be stopping
in London, York, Glasgow, Birmingham and Cardiff. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday 21st April 20154pm – 7pm

Kensington Central Library

Phillimore Walk

London

W8 7RX

Thursday 23rd April 2015

3pm – 7pm

Hotel 53

53 Piccadilly

York

North Yorkshire

YO1 9PL

Saturday 25th April 2015

Glasgow

TBC

Tuesday 28th April 2015

5pm – 8pm

Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square

Broad Street

Birmingham

B1 2ND

Thursday 30th April 2015

3pm – 6:30pm

Cardiff Central Library

The Hayes

Cardiff

CF10 1FL

Space at the signings are limited. To guarantee you
get to meet the authors we are recommending that you purchase an exclusive book
bag for £5 and this will confirm your spot. Book bag purchases are not a
requirement but are recommended.

Here’s the link to purchase your book bag and
guarantee your spot at your desired location: 

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BLOG STOP! TEMPTED(A BirthRight Novel)by Brandi Leigh Hall

What if the very thing to save you—is the one thing beyond your reach?

Torn between the two men who have fallen for her–and the evil who wants to possess her–twenty-year-old Chloe Bishop can no longer remember the fatal vision which threatens her future happiness. But when the magical link is severed between Chloe and her Wiccan family, they must find a way to save her before temptation leads her into darkness—-and into the welcoming arms of Mr. Wrong.

A Sweet Upper YA / NA Paranormal Romance, perfect for fans of CHARMED!

CONTENT RATING: (PG 13)
No sex, passionate kissing, moderate swearing

Purchase Tempted ( A Birthright Novel #2 )
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Tempted-BN

 

 

REVIEW

 

Excellent addition to the series!

I simply love stories involving witches, but I always try to remain unbiased. Luckily, this novel is an easy read that immediately sucked me in! The mystery, drama, and sweet romance, was played out very well. The writing style is entertaining, and the characters are unique. Although the narration bounces from one point of view to another, this merely increases the dramatic effect.

I like the closeness of this supernatural family, and I look forward to what’s coming next!

Haven’t read book #1- Tethered? Snag it today!

No matter how you try to fight it—Destiny has a mind of its own!

Returning home to her Wiccan roots wasn’t quite what nineteen-year-old Chloe Bishop had in mind for summer break. But when fate makes other plans, Chloe is forced to face her unwanted magical abilities—the destiny she never knew existed—and the handsome stranger who is somehow tethered to both.

 

 

Purchase on Tethered on:

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Tethered-BN

Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/Tethered-iBooks

Amazon: http://bit.ly/Tethered–Amazon

Kobo: http://bit.ly/Tethered-Kobo

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18627447-tethered

TANGLED (A BirthRight Novel #3)

Release Date: December 2014

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20887833-tangled

 

About the Author:
Brandi lives in central Pennsylvania with her fur-ball cats (Onyx and Klepto), where she spends most of her time attached to her laptops, reading books, appeasing her sweet tooth, and watching TV for motivation.

Growing up in a haunted house inspired Brandi’s fascination with the paranormal, so it only made sense that she’d write Urban Fantasy books for both teens and adults.

Brandi hasn’t been lucky enough to meet her soul mate (yet), so she writes paranormal tales of those who have. Her stories combine magical elements with real-life issues, strong female characters, semi-old fashioned men and family values, woven together and told from an emotional, first-person perspective. She enjoys writing sweet stories that teach girls it’s okay to speak your mind and be independent, career-driven, and not worry about fitting in to society’s mold.

In addition to the BirthRight Novels, she also has four additional adventures she’ll be writing over the next few years, so stay-tuned.

 

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Review: TRUE COLORS (The Masks Series #1)By: Melissa Pearl

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BLURB:

 

Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama…until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.

 Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and her high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends now appears terrified, but masks her fear behind a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn’s new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends’ true colors?

 Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story…

REVIEW:

The creative and beautiful cover for this novel is an exemplary example of what lies underneath.

 

I was immediately taken by the sweet and naïve heroine, as I was much like the young woman in my youth.  After her true nature is tested, Caitlyn is given an unusual gift that jolts her face-first into reality.  We all hide our true selves at some point, be it to spare feelings, or simply to protect our own.  While Caitlyn was aware of how many times she had done this in the past, she had never considered someone hiding a dark agenda behind the façade.  Being a pure soul, she soon finds herself unable to ignore her new talent, and follows her heart.  Of course, the young tend to forget their mortality, which means danger is never too far behind.

This is an extraordinary YA novel with a wonderfully unique concept!  It’s always a treat to discover a fresh story line with a superb cast of characters.  The slight touch of romance is sweet and fitting, considering our hero and heroine, and beautifully written.  Full of suspense, comedy, and the paranormal to boot, I highly recommend this novel to all YA fans!  I cannot wait to read more from this splendid author!

WHERE TO FIND THIS LITERARY CHEF:

https://www.goodreads.com/MelissaPearl

http://melissapearl.blogspot.com/

TWITTER:  @MelissaPearlG

 

This novel was provided to me via:

evatopia


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LOST GIRL (An Oracles Novelette) By: Dax Varley

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BLURB:

Juniper Lynch has a flair for all things psychic – a gift she inherited from her dearly departed granny.

When her best friend, Gena needs help finding her missing retainer, Juniper is quick to try scrying, aka crystal-gazing. With no crystal ball handy, she goes the easy route and gazes into a glass of water. But the image that appears is not what she expected. The shriveled face of a missing girl floats to the surface. Juniper is seized by a mystical connection and the countdown clock begins.

Can she find the lost girl before they both wither away?

REVIEW

You know that you’re in for an adventure when the Ouija board gets pulled out!

After Gena loses her retainer and is threatened with six weeks away from her besties, she’s willing to try anything that will help her find it.  Fortunately for her, Juniper has inherited a unique gift that may be able to locate its whereabouts.  Unfortunately for all of them, however, the gift has a mind of its own.  As their focus begins to hone in on a missing girl in Junipers vision, they forget the dangerous situation they’re putting themselves into.

Juniper, Gena, and Anne are a comical and adorable trio.  The freak, the geek, and the beauty are a very relatable combination.  I can think of several little groups that I’ve known over the years that would fit their profile perfectly.  I laughed, and held my breath, as the amazing young women worked together without doubting Juniper’s gift.

I love Dax Varley, as her novellas are intelligently written, fast paced, and so much fun!  She has such an enchanting way of combining the paranormal with the thrill of a mystery, while giving the narrative from a teenager’s point of view.  This story is entertaining, creative, funny, and touching.  As with any book from this author, I highly recommend this to YA fans!

Book Links:

Amazon:

LOST GIRL (An Oracles Novelette)

Goodreads:

LOST GIRL

 

About the Author:

daxvarleyWhen Dax Varley isn’t reading, she’s slinging words onto a page. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband and a half-dozen imaginary friends.

Author Links:          http://www.goodreads.com/dax_varley

                              http://www.daxvarley.com/

                              http://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/daxvarley

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Review: SEVERED a tale of sleepy hollow

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Blurb:

 

Katrina’s still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman – the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside.

Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance.

When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee.

But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Review:

This was the second novel that I’ve read by Dax Varley and once again, she’s blown me away. The writing style is intelligent, easy to follow, and conducive with the setting. Although this novel is based around the time of the Revolutionary War, the characters are relatable and very entertaining. I was completely enthralled from the first page, and on the edge of my seat as the mystery unraveled.

 

After rereading Irving’s tale, which was actually influenced by an Irish legend known as The Dullahan, I thoroughly enjoyed the route the author took with her version of the Headless Horseman and the inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow. There are several noticeable influences from other versions of the classic, but that does not take away from this story at all. Varley has turned the incorrigible Katrina into a loveable heroine, the lanky Ichabod into eye candy, and has manifested the Headless Horseman into a real being that is feared by all. The supporting characters are compelling as well, making this novel flow with incredible ease.

 

As expected, this author has done justice to a tale that has haunted many for centuries! This novel is romantic, scary, thrilling, and even comical at times. A story for YA and adults, I highly recommend this book!


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About the Author:

 

daxvarleyWhen Dax Varley isn’t reading, she’s slinging words onto a page. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband and a half-dozen imaginary friends.

Author Links:          http://www.goodreads.com/dax_varley

                              http://www.daxvarley.com/

                              http://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/daxvarley

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