Apr 30, 2014

Blast! Scents and Senses by @LorenSecretts Supernatural Friends. #giveaway

scentsScents and Senses: Supernatural Friends. What the fairy tales didn’t tell you
Playing the role of a knight in shining armor is more complicated than it seems in the storybooks, as sixteen-year-old Joy discovers when she repeatedly comes to the rescue of a fifteen-year-old human. But when she meddles in the girl’s social life, Starra sends her packing.

Apr 21, 2014

Giveaway Blast: Destruction by @SharonBayliss #fantasy




Light always exists and will always return when missing...





Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Series: The December People, Book One
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy 


David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.

Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without. 

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children. 

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.




Available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

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About the Author
Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.


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Apr 20, 2014

DeeJay Reviews: Book Blog Tours: An Essential Marketing Tool for Authors by @sugarbeatbc


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Book Blog Tours
An Essential Marketing Tool For Authors

by Barb Drozdowich


Publication Date: Nov. 22, 2013
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help
Series: Building Blocks to Author Success #3
Source: Received for free in exchange for an honest review for the Masquerade Crew


DeeJay's Rating
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3.5 STARS
Very Helpful!




What are Book Blog tours? Are they something that you have tried yet? “Book Blog Tours – An Essential Marketing Tool for Authors” covers the topic of Virtual blog tours from beginning to end with the following topics explained:

• What is a book blog tour?
• How is a tour different from Online Public Relations
• How to set goals for a blog tour
• How to choose a Book Blog Tour Company for your book
• Giveaways and Tour Graphics
• Author responsibilities before, during and after the tour
• Follow up and planning for your next tour
• Book Blog Tours from the point of view of a book blogger

This book covers all aspects of a Book Blog Tour in easy to follow language that will help any author take on the challenge of a blog tour with confidence. (Goodreads)

First thing, for newbie authors, this is a good resource. For the more experienced author, you may find bits and pieces of this book helpful, but I think you will already know most of what you read. I'm in the latter category, and as an author, host, AND tour organizer, I agreed with parts, disagreed with others.

Apr 2, 2014

WIN a Google Chromecast + Review: Obsidian Eyes by @AWExley #steampunk


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OBSIDIAN EYES
by A.W. Exley


Publication Date: March 24, 2014
Genre: YA Steampunk
Source: Received for free in exchange for an honest review


DeeJay's Rating
✭✭
Well-written and fun!

1836, a world of light and dark, noble and guild. The two spheres intersect when seventeen-year-old Allie Donovan is placed at the aristocratic St Matthews Academy. More at ease with a blade than a needle, she finds herself ostracised by the girls and stalked by a Scottish lord intent on learning why she is among them.

She begins to suspect why she is at the school when soldiers arrive to see her friend, Zeb, a mechanical genius. On the hunt for answers she breaks into his underground laboratory. There, Allie discovers he is not just constructing sentient mechanical creatures, he is building a devastating new weapon for the military.

Used to relying on herself, Allie must cross the guild-noble divide to keep Zeb safe and stop the weapon falling into the wrong hands. However, the guilds want the device and she is caught in their trap.

Once rescued from Newgate prison, now she must obey the overlord of the guild and deliver up her friend or he will return her to the gallows. Can she trust her new bonds of friendship to save both their lives? (Goodreads)

I'll admit it up front. I'm going off of a bias here. I'm an A.W. Exley fan NO DOUBT...and that's the problem. I liked Obsidian Eyes, but my heart belongs to Exley's Artifact Hunters series. So yeah, I'm a little bit prejudiced.

B is for Boreas #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #2: Boreas

Apr 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Master of the Game by @JaneKindred #erotica #romance


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Master of the Game

Love is the ultimate game changer…and this time it’s winner take all.




Series: Demons of Elysium #3

Author: Jane Kindred

Genre: Paranormal m/m BDSM erotic romance 18+

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Cover Designer: Kanaxa

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.



Synopsis

Now that his lover is back in his arms, Belphagor is taking his own sweet time to say the words Vasily longs to hear: “You’re my boy.” And savoring the sweet torture of driving the firespirit into a frenzy of unfulfilled need.

As the undisputed master of Heaven’s gaming tables, Belphagor never plays unless he’s certain of winning. But this time, political machinations send the game—and Vasily—tumbling to the brink of even his formidable control.

Vasily can’t deny enjoying their delightfully edgy play—until the airspirit auctions him off for a night to the one demon with a gift for taking things too far. Seductive Silk, tight-lipped about the end of his relationship with the sweet submissive Phaleg, may also be involved with a new faction threatening the pregnant queen of Heaven.

Belphagor couldn’t be less interested in the games angels play, but when angelic and demonic intrigues overlap, he’s drawn in against his will. And forced to break his one inviolable rule: Never gamble what you can’t afford to lose.

Warning: Contains more than a mouthful of m/m ménage, with intense D/s situations featuring intricate rope work, balaklavas, and a flurry of snow.


About the Author


Jane Kindred is the author of The House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy, the Demons of Elysium series, and The Devil’s Garden. Born in Billings, Montana, she spent her formative years ruining her eyes reading romance novels in the Tucson sun and watching Star Trek marathons in the dark. She now writes to the sound of San Francisco foghorns while two cats slowly but surely edge her off the side of the bed.

You can find Jane on her Twitter account and Facebook page—both of which are aptly named “janekindred"—and on her website, www.janekindred.com.

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A is for Asclepius #atozchallenge


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Unknown Greek Myth #1: Asclepius