Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Circuit Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno Review & New Info.

"A hard-charging opener to a promising, if bloody, space-opera series." —KIRKUS

The Circuit Executor Rising


Synopsis: Centuries after Earth was rendered an uninhabitable wasteland, humanity was forced from its homeworld and founded the Kepler Circuit, a string of colonies throughout the solar system. These settlements provide resources to the remnants of humankind, the most important resource being the newly discovered element—Gravitum—found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.


But a powerful religious faction known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of the Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on the Tribunal’s freighters causes them to suspect their mortal enemies, the Ceresians, of foul play.


Tasked with solving the problem is Sage Volus: Tribunal Executor. Spy.


Sage quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish, Ceresian mercenary named Talon Rayne, seeking to discover the truth behind the attacks, but the longer she works amidst Talon and his squad, the more she finds her faith in the Tribunal tested.


While her quest for answers only unearths more questions, a new threat is on the rise, and it plans to bring down the Tribune once and for all.


Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XAUYRY2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00XAUYRY2&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwdiversio08-20&linkId=AK4BFBHYLSDYAVXZ

Diversion Books: http://diversionbooks.com/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-circuit-rhett-bruno/1119716216?ean=2940151385558&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-7W0jeRqnKFU-_-10:1&r=1

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-circuit-4?utm_source=linkshare_us&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_us&siteID=7W0jeRqnKFU-ZxU1V6H1JN2VixK0ccDGJQ

iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-circuit/id992980847?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

About the Author:



Rhett Bruno grew up in Hauppauge, New York, and studied at the Syracuse University School of Architecture where he graduated cum laude.

He has been writing since he can remember, scribbling down what he thought were epic short stories when he was young to show to his parents. When he reached high school he decided to take that a step further and write the “Isinda Trilogy”. After the encouragement of his favorite English teacher he decided to self-publish the “Isinda Trilogy” so that the people closest to him could enjoy his early work.

While studying architecture Rhett continued to write as much as he could, but finding the time during the brutal curriculum proved difficult. It wasn’t until he was a senior that he decided to finally pursue his passion for Science Fiction. After rededicating himself to reading works of the Science Fiction author’s he always loved, (Frank Herbert, Timothy Zahn, Heinlein, etc.) he began writing “The Circuit: Executor Rising”, The first part of what he hopes will be a successful Adult Science Fiction Series.

Since then Rhett has been hired by an Architecture firm in Mount Kisco, NY. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to work on “The Circuit” and all of the other stories bouncing around in his head. He is also currently studying at the New School to earn a Certificate in Screenwriting in the hopes of one day writing for TV or Video Games.


Author Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/RhettBruno

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rhett-bruno/21/521/40b

Author Website: http://rhettbruno.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rcbruno44

My Review:

My Rating: 5 out of 5 glorious stars!

*Note: I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*


I loved this book! I loved the characters, I loved the setting, I loved the idea. I loved everything! I didn't want this book to end, but sadly it did. Anyways, I'm a major dystopian fan and, this being dystopian, I couldn't of been happier to recieve a copy of this book. Although, I may confess that I was slightly confused at parts while I was reading this book, but as the book went on, things cleared up. Overall, I highly recommend this book!







Sunday, May 24, 2015

Claiming Their Royal Mate Blog Tour! Review & Giveaway!


Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 3/20/2015

Daniella Clark has lived blissfully unaware of her heritage, but as her true nature reveals itself, a need rises that she cannot control. Her sexy-as-sin neighbor, Owen, eases her carnal heat and introduces her to a world she never even suspected existed.

But the weretiger prime, Erick, wants her for his own. And he is more than willing to fight his second-in-command for the woman he claimed the moment he laid eyes on her luscious form. He will do anything to protect his people, and their future rests in Daniella’s hands. 
Even as Daniella revels in the sensuality of the weretiger males, she fights to maintain her sense of self. But when old enemies arise, the battle for her heart isn’t the only fight they must face. And Daniella will have to decide how much she is willing to risk for the men who want her for their mate.

Claiming Their Royal Mate: The Collection includes all four parts of the sensual, m/f/m series. The story contains steamy scenes with two tiger shifters, a smidgeon of violence, and lots of dirty talk. Happy reading!

The Author:

Andie writes sexy erotic romance and erotica stories that push boundaries. When she’s not writing (or reading!), she can usually be found daydreaming or attempting a new recipe. She thinks that life should require happily ever afters. And since she doesn’t make the rules of life, she instead applies this philosophy to the worlds she can control-the ones in her books.

Website: http://andiedevaux.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/MkT1X
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorandiedevaux
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndieDevaux

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UZUAMV2



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Short Excerpt:


Daniella wasn’t a human. But for his purposes, she might as well be.
“You’ll just have to trust me,” Erick said quietly.
A long moment of silence. “I’m not sure if I can.”
Primes didn’t flinch, but he blinked at her words. “I don’t play games. I don’t lie.
Everyone in this clan will step up to protect you, and the only way they’ll get to you
is over my dead body.” He shot her a glance. “And, sweetheart, my body isn’t that
easy to kill.”
 
 
 
Review:
 
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
 
 
I don't know why but this type of book has got me addicted lately. This genre is really my Guilty Pleasure. Daniella doesn't know who she truly is in the beginning of this novel but as this book progresses Daniella comes to find out what she is and what she really wants.
 
Owen was adorable and I just loved him and Daniella. Erick could be really feisty, especially when he wants something.
 
Did I forget to mention that Tiger's are my favorite animal? Well lets just say I was extremely pleased with this novel on many levels.
 
Overall, a great shifter romance that kept my toes curled and my heart warm.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cover Reveals #7!



















Requiem For The Living Book Blitz!

Description:

Selene is slowly dying...too bad that’s the least of her problems. 
You could say that Selene Vanream has a lot of problems. First there’s the Rot that’s slowly killing her, despite everything Ilyse and Micah are doing to find a way to save her. 
Then there’s Andrew, the ghost of her boss who is anchored to the living world. Selene would like to ignore him, but anchored ghosts with unsettled business turn into anchored beasties, so she can’t write him off. The government has sent a team to post up at Affairs of the Dead and keep an eye on her, which includes making sure she plays up to Andrew to keep him from turning. 
On top of that, someone is using Selene’s new power to create anchored ghosts for their loved ones to keep around. Not good since the culprit doesn’t have a clue about that whole anchored beastie angle. Now Selene has a criminal to catch while trying to stay out of the hands of government goons who have stripping her reanimation power on their agenda. 
When Micah and Ilyse finally find a way to save her, Selene thinks she can cross one bad thing off her list--until she learns the terrible price that must be paid to keep her alive. Full plate doesn’t cover it. Overflowing plate doesn’t cover it. Selene’s plate has damn near exploded.

Excerpt:

There were a few things that made me feel like my day was not off to the best start. For starters, I had overslept by an hour and a half so I was monstrously late for work. Then there was the scent of smoke creeping into my bedroom accompanied by loud swearing, which meant my ghost roommate had made a disaster of whatever he was trying to procure for breakfast. The sky was overcast so it’d probably be a rainy day. I had a slight headache…and oh yeah, I was looking into my backyard at my Yorkie, Luna, digging furiously in the dirt. I was almost certain what she was trying to unearth wasn’t one of her toys.

I stood there for a few moments more, trying to decipher what it was that Luna was pawing at, then shook my head and ran out of my bedroom. I almost collided with Ethan, who was on his way to my room with a frying pan in his gloved hand and the charred remnants of what he’d come to dub the wake-up bacon.

“It’s burnt, but I figured waving it under your nose would still get you out of bed any—Hey, what’s wrong?”

I brushed past Ethan and ran into the yard where I snatched up Luna, then had a good, hard look at what she’d been wrestling with. I’d been hoping that it was some oddly shaped root or five fingered toy I didn’t remember buying for her, but no, it just had to be the worst possible thing.

A human hand.

Bio:


A.J. Locke is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but has resided in New York City for over ten years. She knew early on that she wanted to be a writer, penned her first novel at fourteen, and hasn’t stopped since. Creating is her passion, and other than writing she enjoys drawing, painting, graphic design, and any other creative whim that may take her.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

THE WRATH & THE DAWN BY RENEE AHDIEH RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY!!!!!



I am so excited that THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with a special introduction from Renée herself!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed copies of the book and some beautiful book inspired scarves, courtesy of Renée, Penguin Teen, and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


A letter from Renée Ahdieh.


There are not enough words to express how thrilled I am to share THE WRATH AND THE DAWN with you! From the moment I typed the first word, I felt connected to Shahrzad and her world in a way that carried me through the long process of publication to where we are today. 

Everything about this process has been a dream come true, and hope you love my book half as much as I enjoyed writing it. In celebration of release day, I'll be giving away a signed, first edition hardcover of the book, as well as a gorgeous scarf . . . or two!

Always remember to make it a story worthy of you!

Renée


About The Book:

Title: THE WRATH & THE DAWN
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Pub. Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 388
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. 




About Renée:

Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. Her YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, will be published on May 12th, 2015. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters.
She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of theScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.















Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a hardcover of THE WRATH AND THE DAWN and a beautiful book inspired scarf (IMAGES BELOW)! US Only.

Ends on May 22nd at Midnight EST!



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Friday, May 1, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #6!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!


I participated in Books 'N Bloggers Swap last month and I was sent, by the wonderful Angie @ Adventures in a Fictional Wonderland :








I then received a book from a Goodreads 

Giveaway I won:






Here are all the Kindle Ebooks I bought:


















































So what did you get?