Tuesday, 30 April 2013

have no shame book blast





Book Synopsis:
The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms—and her own beliefs—when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.
Alison has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother’s Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.
When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.
HAVE NO SHAME is an emotionally compelling coming of age novel featuring a young woman who cannot reconcile the life she wants with the one she’s been brought up to live.Have No Shame will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.

Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Have-No-Shame-Melissa-Foster/dp/098905084X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367161615&sr=8-1&keywords=have+no+shame 
amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Foster/e/B002LTT7U2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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:PRAISE FOR HAVE NO SHAME
“A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society.” Hagerstown Magazine
“Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening.” Midwest Book Review
“A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice.” Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop
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“Have No Shame is a delightful eye opener and a rather poignant book that everyone everywhere should put on their must-read list.” Readers’ Favorite
“A dynamic and heartwarming tale of young love, giving testament to those who struggled so we can live in an integrated society.” Author Rachelle Ayala
“…a stunningly impactful read.” Rabid Reader Reviews
“A book that brings the evilness of racial bigotry to light, through the eyes of one awakening to its reality.” Cindy Smith, avid reader
“[HAVE NO SHAME] Perfectly catches the South at the dawning of the Civil Rights Movement. Melissa Foster takes us on an adventure that twists and turns unpredictably to a tense climax that renders this novel a true page-turner. This is undoubtedly the best novel I have read in a long time.”  Roderick Craig Low, Author of ‘Promises of Love and Good Behaviour’
“This book is not just a story; it’s an experience.” Author G.E. Johnson

Saturday, 27 April 2013

How I Lost You Blog Tour





Today we have a Spotlight, Top 10 and Giveaway


Janet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot. 

Janet only gives 5 stars to the books she reviews because she is an author herself and knows that no book can appeal to everyone, but like a child, it is very special to the creator.

I'M NOT HER was published by Sourcebooks Teen Fire in May 2011. 

IF I TELL released Oct 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Teen Fire.

WHO I KISSED Sourcebooks Fire 2012.

Janet's work will also appear in the THE FIRST TIME anthology, DEAR TEEN ME anthology and WHO DONE IT anthology.


Links



Synopsis

There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.





Top Ten List - Your favorite guy characters from your books, including random facts about them.



1.      Levi from How I Lost You- He’ll go to Hot Yoga to impress a girl

2.      Jackson from If I Tell- Drinks Tea with his Grandma

3.      James from How I Lost You- vacuums and cleans. Will make a good husband

4.      Clark from I’m Not Her- the highest IQ of any of my male characters

5.      Alex from Who I Kissed- collected Hot Wheels

6.      Zee from Who I Kissed- is actually able to work a Speedo

7.      Riker from Sixteen Things I Thought Were True- wants to be a doctor

8.      Nick from I’m Not Her- has a soft spot for dogs

9.      Jeremy from I’m Not Her- a serious car buff

10.  Lucas from How I Lost You- he’s going to be a lawyer.




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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

unbreakable by elizabeth norris book blast


 Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter.

She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.


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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Before You Go Blog tour




Synopsis
Paralyzed by the past and terrified of the future, Tabitha Kelly is broken.

After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realizes the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past.

And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.

First, she needs a willing participant.

She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler.


My Review


Thank you to the author for providing me a ecopy in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this story. Reading the struggles that tabby goes thru, and her strengths. When I read and found out what happened to her in the past, it brought back a lot of memories for me and I had to push to continue reading the story.  I did finish it and ended up really enjoying it. I liked how she was able to overcome her past in the end and get on with her life, it helped having a hottie like noah in her life. Noah had some bad stuff in his past too and it was good to watch him grow as a character and overcome his past.  Michael, tabby’s brother was really there for her too, and it was good seeing how he protected her at the old school.
The writing style of this book was really easy to read, so much so that I read it in one sitting.  It wasn’t overly descriptive but that was good, as there is always a fine balance between just right and over the top,  this author got it just right. 
Will be eagerly awaiting more books by this author.
Highly recommend to all who like New Adult and books about characters who have a tormented past. J
4 stars




Clare James

Clare James spent her childhood writing, reading, and dancing. Not much has changed since then, except she can no longer get up on toe shoes like she once could. And don’t even ask her to go into the splits because she may never get back up.

 A new adult and contemporary romance writer, Clare loves a happy ending. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son. BEFORE YOU GO is her debut new adult novel.




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Friday, 12 April 2013

Dare You To by Katie McGarry ~review by alice

Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Dare You To by Katie McGarry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

provided by netgalley for review

when i first started reading this book i was a bit aprehensive as i wasnt a big fan of beth's in the first book. im glad i did read it, i loved reading more about beth and her backstory, why she is the way she is.
beth is a kick ass character, she doesn't take crap from anyone, but underneath all the tough exterior is someone who is vulnerable and scared.
ryan was a total swoon worthy guy even tho he was an arrogant jock until you got to know him, his back story, why he does the things he does.
i loved reading beth and ryan together, there were some moments that had me laughing and others that made me wanna cry or hit someone.

the world that Mcgarry has created is one that is completly believeable and makes you think while you are reading the book that you are actually there living it with the characters. now to anxiously await Isiah's book, really felt for him in this book, seeing beth with ryan must have been heartbreaking for him.
while pushing the limits will always be my favourite book in this series, i really did enjoy reading this one.
recomend for everyone :)

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This book is a preorder. for the buy links
http://www.amazon.com/Dare-You-To-Harlequin-Teen/dp/0373210639/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366191380&sr=8-1&keywords=dare+you+to 

http://www.bookdepository.com/search/advanced?searchAuthor=Katie+Mcgarry 
  

Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy Cover Reveal


Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Alexia-Purdy/e/B005DP5796/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1365646880&sr=8-2-ent 
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Alexia-Purdy?store=allproducts&keyword=Alexia+Purdy 
Blog: http://alexiaepurdy.blogspot.co.nz/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexiaPurdyAuthor 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5038699.Alexia_Purdy?auto_login_attempted=true 
LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexia-purdy/21/727/a21 
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/alexiapurdy 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexiapurdy 

And now for the cover :)
 



Title: Breathe Me
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Press
Release Date: May 31
Synopsis:
Sometimes the one who broke your heart, needs the most saving.
Piper Sandervale never thought she’d see Sasha Koval ever again. Not since he took her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it from existence. Now, six years have passed and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’d do anything to get her back. She’s willing to give him a taste of his own medicine, if this is her chance for payback. But, will she find herself way in over her head?
Something has changed with Sasha and Piper struggles to justify the worth of past hurts to continue her quest for atonement.
Who needs saving now?

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Falling for hadie by Komal Kant cover reveal

Welcome to Best Books
Today we have the new cover for the amazing book Falling For Hadie by the Wonderful Komal Kant.  If you haven't checked out her books yet, what are you waiting for????

Without further adieu here is the new cover, and i love it :)


Book Blurb


“Sometimes there is a single moment that changes your life forever.”

Hadie Swinton is giving up on boys.

After a disastrous relationship, she is convinced that all males are the same—arrogant, self-assured, and complete jerks.

Lincoln Bracks is giving up on his old life.

After moving to a new town to escape the problems plaguing him, he is set against ever getting close to anyone again.

When Hadie and Lincoln’s worlds collide, their intrigue for one another leads them to open up to each other against their better judgment. Despite the attraction that is pulling them together, insecurities, secrets, and shattered hopes stand in the way of them ever being together.

At a time when darkness consumes their lives, Hadie and Lincoln learn that hope and love can still be found in the most unlikely place.

Book Link

                        

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Skin Deep by T.G Ayer Cover Reveal

This Cover is simply stunning and i cannot wait to read this book by one of my favourite authors :)


ABOUT THE NOVEL:
Title: SKIN DEEP
Series: The DARKWORLD Series
Volume: 1
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: Early 2013
Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback
ISBN-10:  TBA 
Publisher: Infinite Ink
Pages: 390
Add in Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13604857-skin-deep



DESCRIPTION:

Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.
But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.
The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?



EXCERPT:

"The cold cocking of guns set my body on fire.
It also did something worse. With mortal fear gripping me, my imminent Change wasn't taking second place anymore. My body churned the fear and my Panther grasped at the visceral power of the adrenalin in my veins.
I ran.
A gunshot echoed around the garden, the sound ping-ponging off the aging brick walls of the surrounding apartment buildings.
I gasped as a blast of searing pain slammed into me.
As a bullet buried itself deep within my shoulder."


Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TGAyerAuthor?ref=ts&fref=ts 
Website: http://tgayer.wordpress.com/ 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/T.G.-Ayer/e/B007B2NGH4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5726831.T_G_Ayer


Monday, 1 April 2013

Dark Salvation Release Day Promo

 Welcome to Best Book's
Release Day Blitz
Dark Salvation




Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

 And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment. 

Links






Synopsis:



A gathering storm of violence is on the horizon. Whispered threats of the Acta Sanctorum’s return have the supernatural world abuzz. Only recently aware of the other world hidden behind our own, Kitara Vanders has barely scratched the surface of what being supernatural truly means. A special woman in her own right, she possesses unique telepathic abilities, gifts that have recently come under the scrutiny of the Acta Sanctorum, a fanatical organization whose mission is to cleanse the world of anything supernatural. Targeted and marked for death, Kitara’s only hope lies with the lethally seductive yet emotionally scarred warrior Nicholas.

Knowing full well the atrocities of which the Acta Sanctorum is capable, Nicholas is all too eager for the battle to begin. Fueled by pain and rage from the loss of his mate, he’s itching for a fight, but one thing stands in his way: Kitara, a beautiful dark-haired woman with unique psychic abilities and an unusual link to the Saints. Despite his resolve to remain focused on his mission, a purely physical relationship binds them together in a way neither of them expected. And when her life hangs in the balance, Nicholas finds his own is teetering on the edge too.

Excerpt:



“You act like you haven’t seen a woman before.” Kitara teased.

“It’s been a long time.”

She must have picked up the hesitation in his voice. “I’m sorry, was that rude of me? I just meant—”

Nicholas silenced her with a finger. “Tonight is for us. No pain. No past. Just this.” He had to remind himself as well. He found himself connecting with her in ways he had not thought possible before. But she was not his. And would never be. Tonight was for fun. Stress relief. Taking their mind off things. Hell, any excuse would work, but the bottom line was, none of this would happen again.

His hand traveled down to the small thatch of curls between her legs. He captured her lips again as his fingers found her clit. She was so wet, so hot, and Nicholas loved the way her body responded to his touch.

Kitara moaned into his mouth as he rolled her nub between his fingers. She reached out and wove her fingers into his soft dark hair, tugging and yanking as he hit just the right spots.

He loved that little tug and pull as she tightened her grip in response to his movements, encouraging him to do more. Nicholas gently pinched and parted her nether lips, then dipped a finger into the heat between.

She was already sopping wet. Kitara whimpered as Nicholas coated his fingers in her sweet juices.

The heady scent of her arousal taunted him. He needed a taste. Nicholas pulled away from her delicious lips and met her lusty eyes. “Lie back.” It was an order, not a request, and one Kitara was more than willing to follow.

She relaxed back onto the mattress and spread her legs out in offering to him.

Nicholas shucked off his clothes and knelt before her reverently, as if praying to the gods for the bountiful feast that lay before him.

He slipped his hands under her thighs and lifted her legs up to pull her closer. He dragged in a long, slow breath, taking in every note of her sweet perfume before giving her a gentle lash of his tongue.

Her body jerked as his velvety tongue swirled across her engorged clit. He nibbled at it and sucked it hard into his mouth. Kitara couldn’t hold back her whimpering sobs, begging with each panting breath for more.

Nicholas continued his exploration. He delved between her folds, lapping up her juice like a cat with cream, savoring her sweet essence.

He could spend all day drinking from her fountain and enjoying the sounds of her pleasure. He traced every inch of her lips with his tongue as if mapping out every delectable inch of her.
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