Monday, May 02, 2016

Ella's Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling - Cover Reveal + Giveaway!

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Ella's Twisted Senior Year
By Amy Sparling
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 31, 2016

Having spent most of her senior year flying under the radar, the last thing Ella Lockhart expected was to have a tornado rip straight through her house, leaving her homeless. It’s bad enough that the whole school now pities her, but did her parents have to let the neighbors take them in?

Now she's sharing a house with Ethan Poe, her former best friend-turned-enemy. All those feelings she used to have for him are starting to rain down on her again. Too bad he's a jerk and his new girlfriend has territorial issues. Thanks to Mother Nature, Ella's house and her entire life have been turned upside down.

Ethan isn’t quite sure why Ella hates him so much, but he does know she wants nothing to do with him. He’s never quite gotten over the crush he had on her as a kid, and now that she’s living across the hall, it’s hard to stay away. His girlfriend isn’t helping the situation and when she shows her true colors, he doesn’t want to date her anymore. He wants to date someone like Ella. Too bad she hates him.

You can find Ella's Twisted Senior Year on Goodreads

Amy Sparling

Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sonar the Surge by B Truly - Excerpt + Giveaway!

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So far this series contains 3 books: Sonar The Crashing (Sonar #1), Melanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5), Sonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2) and Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3)

The first book in this series Sonar the Crashing is free! You can grab your copy here.

Sonar The Surge (Sonar #3)

By B Truly
Genre: Space Opera Romance/ Dark Fantasy
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2016

Converge with Your Destiny

Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been. 

Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

Symone’s family … Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war. 

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing.

You can find Sonar the Surge on Goodreads

You can see the book trailer here on Youtube

You can buy Sonar the Surge here:
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Earlier books in this series:

Sonar The Crashing (Sonar #1)

By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Is it more than déjà vu? With the Romeland family it may be destined to be true.

Life on Earth is not the only place where devastation occurs and hard choices must be made. The Royal 4 of Kadan live in the Sonar galaxy three million light years from Earth. They travel to Earth to obtain the resources they need to give their world a fighting chance.
Their mission is compromised and they’re faced with life changing events. They have amnesia and no memory of their past. Strange dreams start to occur. They wonder if it’s more than a dream, or is it déjà vu?

The mind is a complex mystery. Amnesia is a secret unknown. The role it manifests in these characters’ lives is a catastrophic cyclone.

Shiray is frantic when she is the first to find out about their true destiny and that the love of her life no longer remembers who she is. She must find a way to restore her family before all is lost. They must prevail because the fate of their planet lies in their hand.

What would you do if you had amnesia and fell in love, only to learn upon regaining your memory, that you are already married?

Find out in this New Adult, Sci-Fi, Romance thriller!

You can find Sonar the Crashing on Goodreads

Sonar The Cyclone is permafree everywhere! You can grab a free copy of this book, here:
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Melanie’s Evanescent Journey (Sonar #1.5)

By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 23, 2014

New Adult, Paranormal-Romance Companion novel for The Sonar Series

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice.

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm's begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie's feelings intensify.

The excitement of New Year's Eve approaches, and so does Jason's most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.

Melanie's Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.

Is fate something you can control? Some believe it's in the hands of what you behold.

You can find Melanie’s Evanescent Journey on Goodreads

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Sonar The Cyclone (Sonar #2)

By B Truly
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi-Romance, Space Opera
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: July 3, 2015

Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.

Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.

You can find Sonar the Cyclone on Goodreads

You can buy Sonar the Cyclone here:
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B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

You can find and contact B Truly here:

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Chapter 2: Part I

* * * Symone * * *

Cornered by two Polars with their guns aimed, I shuddered. Was I about to meet my maker?

The facility rocked while the lights flashed one last time before they went black. I dove to the

ground and got off several rounds from my laser in the direction of my enemy. I was shooting

blind, but I didn’t want them to ax me first. Silently, I thanked the Surpass for saving my life.

Darkness surrounded me. I clicked the light on my waist holster just in time to see the group

vanish. Polars fired at them, only hitting thin air. My eyes felt like they were going to pop out of

their sockets. I gasped when someone yanked me to the side and covered my mouth.

Solace filled me when Nile whispered, “Relax, it’s me. I saw you weren’t going to make it. I

broke formation to come after you.”

Nile would risk his life for me? My heart expanded. This Kadanan truly cared about others.

He wasn’t just about arrogance and jokes. There was another part of Nile that I was now curious

about. He tugged my arm and pulled me into a room. It looked like some sort of electrical closet.

“Kill the lights on your holster,” he told me.

We both did and it was almost pitch-black. I tried to slow down my erratic breathing. We

spoke in hushed voices.

“Do you think they will find us?” I asked.

“With the lights out, we should be okay until help comes.”

“Yeah. Kadeem will come back for us once they see we’re missing.” This small room veiled

in darkness made my anxiety spike. I heard a noise and fumbled closer to Nile. In the process, I

stepped on his foot. He grunted.

“You’re a lot heavier than you look.”

I scowled and moved away from him. But he grabbed me, wrapping his arms around my

waist. I trembled uncontrollably; his arms were a comfort.

“I’m only joking,” Nile whispered. “Your shape is perfect … gorgeous. I wanted to lighten

the mood because I know you’re frightened.”

Thankfully, it was dark, so he couldn’t see my blush. His presence lessened my anxiety; I

had to admit. My shoulders relaxed slightly.

Nile held me tightly with one arm and attempted to get a signal on his telecom with the

other. “Damn it! Why am I even bothering? All electric equipment will be dead for the next

eleven hours. The only things that will work are the ones which are Gamma-cell operated, like

the beams on our holsters and time bands.”

“Can you read my mind?”

“No, I can’t right now. And I’ve had difficulty reading your mind, period.” I sighed,

“Because you said that you know I’m frightened.”

“That was written on your face. Your body is so tense.”

“Aren’t you scared?”

He was quiet for a moment and then said, “I’m trying to be brave for you.” I could

appreciate a man who didn’t always have to pretend to be macho.

“Thanks for coming after me.”

“I would never leave you to fend for yourself.”

“You can be sweet when you want to.”

“Don’t tell anyone.”

We were standing by a wall. I leaned against his chest. His fragrance was soothing. He

smelled of sunshine and cinnamon. It was very opaque, but I could almost sense his lips next to

mine. You couldn’t have told me earlier I’d be cradled in Nile’s arms. I didn’t dwell on our lips

about to touch; another noise made me whimper.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith - Excerpt + Giveaway!

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The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses (The Urban Boys #1)
by K.N. Smith
Genre: Action-adventure/ Paranormal
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Print Length: 292 pages
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing

The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world. The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later exposes the testing of their deep bonds. It introduces the reader to an array of supporting characters who alter the boys’ lives forever. The Urban Boys offers young and mature readers central themes of loyalty, responsibility, honesty, fear, and triumph, which become artfully integrated with cinematic-level action and high drama. The story twists, turns, and grinds through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in a diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narrative! 

The story’s small town of Danville Heights, a carefully crafted universe, contrasts with the dark, gloomy town of Sandry Lake, where evil abounds. Upon the boys’ mysterious incident with the energy source, they’re instinctively called to Sandry Lake to root out evil. Their senses guide them each time. However, secrecy about their mission, furious battles with evil thugs, extreme fatigue, and stress and pressure soon overwhelm the boys, but they must find a way to embrace their fate. A lurking, Dark Stranger seems to know their plight, and a strikingly beautiful, fearless girl lends way to heightened confusion. Shocking details about these two characters, and the evil antagonist, the dreaded Druth, twist and grind the story even further. Despite tension and fierce battles, will the boys hold it together long enough to fulfill their destiny? 

Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for young and mature readers alike!

You can find The Urban Boys on Goodreads

You can buy The Urban Boys here:
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K.N. Smith is an American author and passionate advocate of childhood and family literacy programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their literary and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. Smith has over twenty years' experience in writing, communications, and creative design. She lives with her family in California.

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For the first time, the mellow, demure Ross trusted himself to speak up, to question the mounting dissention clouding their friendship. He remembered that only a short time ago a youthful adventure took place in this forbidden milieu. A place from where tales of strange happenings, mysterious noises, and unsolved disappearances emerged, or so it was said.

And during that youthful adventure within the preserve, when confronted by that mysterious accident, they all changed, and then he changed. Somehow, the misunderstood, glowing energy that dripped from those huge leaves caused a solo ambition. And it had only gotten started on a dangerous course that would be littered with intense brutality checkered with misguided emotion and overtones of force and power - a deadly combination anxiously waiting in the wings. 

As a result of this line of questioning, and while wondering what would happen to Ross’ gift, Joaquin set his intention. Only nineteen years old, yet extremely demanding, he knew he would not be able to turn back. He let go of Ross’ arm, turned away, and ran his slender fingers through his thick, shoulder length, medium brown hair. At just under six feet, his lean yet muscular frame worked diligently to contain the rising tension within, being careful not to give any indication of his next move. A black tank top tightly hugged his chest to reveal lightly tanned skin that perfectly harmonized with his long, uneven hair. 

And with his hair still clutched in his hand, he closed his eyes and breathed deeply as he listened for Ross’ movements. Pacing a little, he rationalized that he was the only adequate soul who could orchestrate and command a new way of life. Surely, a concoction of domination that would ultimately gratify only himself.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

#Rhewsontour - Prophecy Versus Choice by Erin Rhew

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Prophecy Versus Choice--Rhews on Tour

First of all, THANK YOU to Natasha for hosting me on the blog today! And a big hello to her followers! <waves>

So, Natasha asked me to come on the blog today and discuss Prophecy versus Choice—a theme which my characters explore in my trilogy, The Fulfillment Series.

It’s interesting; this topic of “free will” versus “destiny” has been discussed and pondered by humans for quite a long time. My husband and I are watching Vikings on Amazon Prime, and they often discuss “the will of the gods” (meaning the Norse gods—Odin, Thor, etc.). But some “dissenters” in the group say they believe they can outwit or defy the gods and blaze their own trail. In the Christian religion, there’s the notion of “free will” and “election” (being chosen). So, it’s clearly something we wonder about and something that spans both time and place.

In the very beginning of The Prophecy, my main character Layla is pronounced the Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy dating back centuries. The proclamation is vague, as they usually are: In a time of war, when the land is divided amongst the two, she, with raven black hair, purple eyes, and a special blessing from the First Ones shall bring peace.  She, from one side, shall marry royalty on the other, and peace shall reign from that day forth. Layla has always known she may one day be discovered by the Ecclesiastics, a group of religious zealots on a mission to find the Fulfillment, and she’s taken steps to prevent being discovered, like hiding her hair color and changing the color of her eyes. And yet, she’s discovered by the Ecclesiastics, whisked away from her family, and forced to live with her greatest enemy.

Throughout the novels, Layla explores this notion of destiny, while fighting battles, falling in love, and keeping two nations at bay. Is she really the Fulfillment because some ancient people decreed it hundreds of years before? Or will she become the Fulfillment if she chooses to become it? Did the First Ones (the ancient people who made this prophecy) know she would be the Fulfillment because she was endowed with special gifts or because they knew she would choose it if the path were laid before her? It’s mind boggling stuff if you sit there and ponder it. It’s as brain twisting as “if John Conner hasn’t sent his father back in time in Terminator, he would never even have been born.” LOL! 

My tagline for The Prophecy is: One often finds destiny on the road taken to avoid it. It’s an old proverb, but it can tangle you up if you sit there and think about it. Let’s take Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” poem and consider it for a moment.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

If a person stands before two roads and chooses to go down the right one, did someone or something know that person would take the right path? Did that something or someone will it? Or did the person make the choice because they wanted to, without any real outside assistance?

I’m a thinker, a pondered, and a student of life. I like to watch the world and the people in it and try to figure out the motivations and passions behind why people do the things they do. My Shakespeare professor in college once said that Shakespeare constantly observed and studied human nature, and it’s part of what made his characters and plays both timeless and relatable. And that’s what endeavor to be. I want to create stories that are entertaining, with characters that are engaging, but also ask questions to feed the mind.

And that’s my choice. Or is it?

Thanks for hosting me today, Natasha! I hope your readers will join Layla in her quest to discover her true self while she also tries to stop a centuries old war from destroying three kingdoms.

Rhews on Tour Extravaganza!

Erin Rhew and her husband, Deek
Join their street team: Rhewination! ;) 

Last week, Deek went on blog tour to celebrate the release of his latest book, 122 Rules. And this week, Erin is on tour to promote her fantasy trilogy, The Fulfillment Series! PS. There's a giveaway--a $50 Amazon gift card!!

So, here's a little bit more about Erin, Deek, and The Fulfillment Series:

The Prophecy (Fulfillment Series Book 1)

Title: The Prophecy
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Design: Anita at Race-Point
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Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she's abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.

Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He's grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear...not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war? 

Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidently meets Layla, he's no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction--for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms. 

When Nash's secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.

The Outlanders (Fulfillment Series Book 2) 

Title: The Outlanders
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Design: Anita at Race-Point
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The Fulfillment (Fulfillment Series Book 3)

Title: The Fulfillment
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Design: Anita at Race-Point
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About Erin Rhew

Erin Rhew

Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written
word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the "Grammar Police."

A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by- side.

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Deek Rhew

Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.

He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town--with antique shops and bakeries--they call home. 

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Random Fun With Deek and Erin

Always laughing together

Celebrating their anniversary in style! ;) 

Enjoying every moment!

Their cat and literary assistant, Trinity--leader of Rhewination!

Sharing every secret and every facet of life with each other! 

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