Friday, December 20, 2013

Midwinter Eve Giveaway Hop

 
 
 
For the Giveaway Hop I am offering your choice of the paperback or audiobook version of Unleashed by New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Viguie.
 
Winners will be selected by random.org. To enter sign up on my page on GFC (Google Friend Connect) and just comment below with an email to contact you. If you would like to find out about future giveaways by myself and others join me on my facebook page Lisa Graziano.
 

 
 
 


Charred Tears by Lizzy Ford

Looking for a paranormal romance? Lizzy Ford has just released her second dragon shifter book - Charred Tears. Book one is Charred Heart. Both are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Saved by the Spell by Casey Keen

Title: Saved by the Spell (Book Two of the Anna Wolfe Series)

Author: Casey Keen

Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance

Release Date: October 11, 2013

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

 

 
Blurb:

Two worlds in danger.

 A Grand Witch behind bars.

 A stunning Werewolf and a devilishly handsome Warlock’s pursuit for her affections.

 You think you have it bad? Grand Witch Anna Wolfe awakens to find herself imprisoned by Micah, the Prince of Darkness. Micah’s on a quest for world domination—and it’s not just the Netherworld that’s in danger. The human world is threatened as well. Now, it’s up to Anna to escape from Micah's clutches so she can locate The Scholars and an ancient book before both falls into the wrong hands.

 
With a fiercely loyal Werewolf and immensely powerful Warlock by her side, what can go wrong? 

 A lot apparently. 
 

If fighting off the Prince of Darkness wasn’t enough, Anna’s emotions are a whirlwind, as she battles between what fate demands and what she actually wants.

 



 

Author Bio:
I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural - seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.” I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I'm currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series

 

Links:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcasey.keen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnaWolfeSeries


 



 

 

 

Excerpt:

 Heat flows under my skin like lava, boiling in my chest. I shift in the prison chair, hoping to displace my sudden fury. Micah turns back to me, smiling like a child.

“Ah, Valen,” he smiles coyly, “your Achilles heel.”

Hearing Valen’s name passing through his repulsive lips angers me more. “I'm going to kill you,” I promise him.

Micah strides over to me, bending down until he's right next to my ear. “I'm going to find him Anna... then I'm going to torture him over and over again while you watch,” he whispers softly, lightly grazing my earlobe with his lip. “I'm going to kill him right in front of you and once I’m finished with him, I am going to kill all of your family and friends—one by one, until you have no one left but me,” he finishes. “You are mine Anna, and nothing you can do will ever change that.”
My jaw tightens and I grind my teeth in anger. I squirm violently, attempting to spell the bindings off me. Rage takes over, blinding me of all rational thoughts. I need to get out of this chair and save Valen—as well as everyone else. The constraints refuse to budge and my magic is still unresponsive. I calm down unwillingly, deciding to conserve my energy. I glower at Micah as he throws his head back, laughing victoriously.



Review:
Savannah really heats up when Anna Wolfe moves to town. Saved by the Spell is Book 2 of The Anna Wolfe Series. I would recommend you read book 1 - I'll be Damned first.   Casey Keen takes us on a humorous and thoroughly enjoyable trip as Anna discovers her identity as a Grand Witch and searches for a magical book that everyone wants to control. She is a great character, smart and full of spunk. Her sister Janie, and friends Kristy and Martello are the kind of characters that you hope to see again. There is an attractive villain, Micah who happens to be the Prince of Darkness, and two gorgeous heroes Valen (a werewolf) and Roman (a warlock). Casey Keen does a wonderful job of keeping the reader guessing and when the book is over, wanting the next book in the series.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Spooktacular

Giveaway Book - I'll be Damned by Casey Keen or a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to pick your own Halloween book. To enter just add your name to GFC on my page and comment below with your email address so I can contact you if you win. Winner will be selected by Random.org. More book giveaways and reviews so come back soon :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Rourk by Julia Crane



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My Review:

Rourk by Julia Crane is a novella length book. It is a continuation of Keegan's Chronicles, and I would recommmend reading the books in order, although you can enjoy this story if it is read without the series. The first book in the series is Coexist, followed by Conflicted and Consumed. Keegan's Chronicles is also packaged in one book on Amazon. There are two books that follow the stories of Keegan's friends - Lauren, and Anna. Keegan and Rourk are Elfin soul mates. Rourk's story occurs shortly after their marriage. Rourk has joined the US Army and is deployed to Afghanistan. While on a mission, he encounters an evil Djinn. The Djinn flees from Rourk vowing revenge. There are so many emotions that this book calls forth from the reader. The story deals with marriage, soldiers off fighting war, love and loss.  Be prepared to cry (I did). I really hate to give spoilers in a review and this story is very hard to describe without giving away the plot.  The world building is interesting and will leave paranormal fans wishing for more. Romance fans will not be disappointed by the love affair. There is suspense and drama. Julia did a great job of describing the emotions and details of a deployment for the family and the soldier. Rourk really is a great story. I did wish that the story was a full novel length because I was sad to reach the end. There are other characters in the book that are begging to have a book of their own, so I hope to see more of the Keegan stories in the future.

 




Saturday, June 22, 2013

Winter Fire Release and Giveaway

Winter Fire by Lizzy Ford Book Tour and Giveaway - Book Tour by B3 Tours

Synopsis: With a Dark witching seeking revenge against him, Beck, the eighteen-year-old Master of Light, must find a way to protect those he loves, the witchlings - and his heart. His duty is further complicated by Morgan, a beautiful Fire witching with a secret that threatens to destroy the progress he's made protecting the Light. This is the third book in the bestselling Witchling Series.
"Dark Summer," the first book in the series, is currently rated as the #1 Top Rated Teen Romance on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/digital-text/6064565011

My Review: Winter Fire is a YA paranormal romance, but adults fans of paranormal will find plenty of reasons to become a fan of the Witchlings Series. This is Book 3, and while it is not necessary to read the first three books, I would recommend reading the series in order. Book 1 is Dark Summer, and Book 2 is Autumn Storm. Winter Fire has my favorite characters - the twins Decker and Beck, Summer and Sam, along with interesting new characters. Why do I love the Witchling Series? There is magic which is both light and dark, but Lizzy Ford deals with the shades of grey. The light magic is not all good, and the dark magic can be good. Like life the distinction is not black and white. The stories are not the typical teen romance. The characters deal with issues like teen pregnancy, and happily ever after is not a guarantee. The are lots of suspenseful moments, with romance as soul mates struggle to overcome the obstacles separating them. I look forward to more books in this series.



Giveaway: I am giving away an ebook copy of Winter Fire along with a custom beaded bookmark. To enter join my blog as GFC (button on right side of this blog) and leave a comment with your email so that I can contact you if you win. Winner will be selected by random.org after contest ends on Wednesday June 26 at midnight EST.


Author Bio: Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. In late March 2012, “Damian’s Oracle” (Book I, War of Gods) was featured in USA Today, an indication that Lizzy’s career is just starting to take off! In November 2012, Lizzy signed with Margery Walshaw of Evatopia, a literary management and production firm representing writers and their books to TV/movie studios in Hollywood.

Lizzy’s social media links: Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Wattpad Goodreads LinkedIn

Series by Lizzy Ford-

Witchling Trilogy:
Dark Summer (Book 1)
Autumn Storm (Book 2)
Winter Fire (Book 3)

Rhyn Trilogy:
Katie’s Hellion (Book 1)
Katies Hope (Book 2)
Rhyn’s Redemption (Book 3)

Rhyn Eternal:
Gabriel’s Hope (Book 1)

War of Gods:
Damian's Oracle (War of Gods 1)
Damian’s Assassin (War of Gods 2)
Damian’s Immortal (War of Gods 3)
The Grey God (War of Gods 4)

Damian’s Eternal:
Xander’s Chance

Foretold Trilogy:
Elle’s Journey (Book 1)

Incubatti Series:
Zoey Rogue (Book 1)

Single Titles by Lizzy Ford:
Rebel Heart
Kiera’s Moon
A Demon’s Desire
Maddy’s Oasis
The Warlord’s Secret

Friday, June 21, 2013

I'll Be Damned Book Tour


 

I’ll Be Damned Anna Wolfe Series Book One by Casey Keen

 Genre: Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1483974774, ASIN: B00C0UM3HG, Number of pages: 400, Word Count: 114,426, Cover Artist: Jenna DeVries, Graphic Designer

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 Book Description:

A sister kidnapped. An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner. A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is. The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her. Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.

As the owner of the coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.

Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is - a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

My Review:
One look at the cover and I was hooked. This book looked like a fun read. One chapter into the book and I was a Casey Keen fan. Anna, is the owner of a coffee shop Deja Brew in Savannah, GA. Still recovering from a failed relationship, she discovers that her selfish younger sister, a bridezilla, is planning the wedding in Anna's hometown. Her older sister reveals that her once stable marriage is over and plans to stay with Anna. The family dynamics are realistic and humorous. Once Anna's sister is kidnapped by a demon all hell breaks loose. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly suggest you give it a try. If you like paranormal romance, especially the style of Rose Pressey, or H.P. Mallory you will enjoy this book. I can't wait to read Casey Keen's next book.

Book Trailer http://youtu.be/MpBiZFhiagg

 Excerpt:

It happens practically every night. My pleasant dreams take on a life of their own, morphing into terrifying nightmares. They are the tsunamis of the dream ocean, spinning me in their churning tides before thrusting me awake, whereupon I find myself drenched in a pool of sweat, and gasping for air. Abandoning my worry isn’t an option since a demonic element is the driving force behind them. It sounds crazy, but even as a child, a special darkness visited me in my dreams. Is it a warning? Or a threat? Your guess is as good as mine.
They always began the exact same way - I'm being hurled into a pitch-black hole of nothingness. I open my sleepy eyes, allowing them time to adjust. Isolation surrounds me, reminding me how unprepared I am for this place. A dim, orange light cuts through the dark abyss like a blade. I squint, realizing it’s much further than it appears. I attempt to move my feet, but they stubbornly refuse. I try a second time, and manage to overcome the terror that is binding them. One step becomes two and I find myself walking at a cautious pace, listening for the faintest sound. I haven’t the slightest idea where I am, which makes me suspicious of everything. My nose wrinkles as I walk through a large pocket of air that reeks with an overpowering odor of burnt hair. I swing and wave my hands, hoping to break up the stench, but to no avail. What could be the source of such a rank smell? I’m not sure I want to know the answer. I quickly push the thought away. Curiosity can be dangerous when it comes between reality and panic.
I tread delicately, hoping no one hears me. I don’t think I'm alone, and I find some comfort in the darkness. Whatever is with me is out of my sight, and therefore, out of my mind. I never thought I would find a cliché so helpful to me until now. I wrap my thoughts around it, mustering up the courage to carry on. The orange light grows, compelling me to pick up my pace. I glance at my surroundings, unsure of what I might find. The curved, dank walls and concrete blocks beneath my feet are bare, but fortunately, no revolting creatures dangle from the ceiling or slither past my feet, although I am thinking of them! Where the hell am I? Dreams have a funny way of camouflaging life’s problems, but this is ridiculous!
A glint of light from the ashen wall catches my eye. I step closer to it, noticing how the curved cobbles gently mold my feet to their shapes. Small, rectangular stones that suggest their age goes well beyond the medieval era are arrayed in front of me. A dense tackiness catches the small granules of little dust motes that are reflected by the light here. Some kind of liquid begins to seep from one of the cracks in the stones, and I lower my head to inspect it. The crimson liquid slides sluggishly, like a snail, towards the ground. Leaning closer, I realize I’m staring at blood, and I gasp, jumping backwards. My heart thuds loudly in my chest as my adrenaline speeds through my veins like a racecar. My eyes skip around, noticing thousands of little red capillaries materializing all over the wall. An overwhelming paranoia that the tunnel will cave in torments my mind. I turn and dash towards the light, fueled by my distress. My lungs scream for air as I push myself further and faster than ever.
The orange light surrounds a large opening. Skidding to a stop, I barely avoid falling over the ledge at the cave’s entrance. I stare out at a fiery, scarlet landscape that appears infinite, and sends me a menacing warning. I lean forward when a wall of intense heat slugs me in the face, forcing me backwards a few inches. The air is dense, and it’s hard to catch my breath. Sweat beads on my brow, evaporating before I can wipe it away. I scan the ravaged scenery, watching pillars of fire erupt from the ground before disappearing into the onyx sky, rimmed in red. A chain of mountains with jagged cliffs, emerge straight up from the bloodshot dirt. Floating objects I don’t wish to know about, travel in an orbit, weaving in and out through the rough terrain. I’m in a completely different world. My terror lingers, refusing to go away. A raging river of lava slices through the valley, determined to leave its own mark in the middle of this inferno. I stroll down a steep trail that leads directly to the unusual river. I stop long before reaching its banks, and gradually inch my way closer. My eyes drift over to the whirling mass of disturbing beauty. Deep shades of red and orange mesh with each other, creating a horrid kaleidoscope of angry colors. Flashes of distorted images of my family and friends bob in and out of the blazing lava. I watch in horror as the greedy river of fire consumes them without remorse. Despite my attempts to reach in, my hand snaps back after feeling the agonizing heat. I step backwards, staring in numb bewilderment. I know I’m dreaming, but it doesn’t lessen my anxiety. My back slams into something solid and unyielding. Long, crooked fingers wrap around the tops of my tiny shoulders like spiders. Suffering and emptiness engulf me. My heart pounds like a hammer as my limbs melt into rubber. The hands squeeze me hard, sending excruciating pain throughout my entire back. The snapping of my shoulders, cracking like glass, shatters the unbearable stillness.

 About the Author:
I was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in the suburban outskirts of this amazing city. I love anything paranormal and/or supernatural - seriously I live in Philadelphia! For those of you who don’t know, this city is an awesomely haunted place! This healthy paranormal addiction has provided me the motivation to write my first book, “I’ll Be Damned.”

I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I'm currently working on the Anna Wolfe Series.





 

 

 

 

 





Yours Affectionately Jane Austen

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Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
Was Mr. Darcy real? Is time travel really possible? For pragmatic Manhattan artist Eliza Knight the answer to both questions is absolutely, Yes! And Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms, Virginia is the reason why!
His tale of love and romance in Regency England leaves Eliza in no doubt that Fitz Darcy is the embodiment of Jane Austen’s legendary hero. And she’s falling in love with him. But can the man who loved the inimitable Jane Austen ever love average, ordinary Eliza Knight?
Eliza’s doubts grow, perhaps out of proportion, when things start to happen in the quiet hamlet of Chawton, England; events that could change everything. Will the beloved author become the wedge that divides Fitz and Eliza or the tie that binds them?
 
Praise for Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
O’Rourke creates a world that defies cynicism and demands suspension of disbelief – even in this age of doubt and hyper-realism. Sheer escapism at its best. Clever, charming and affectionate. ~Jocelyn Bury …the reader must tenaciously read on rather than put the book down to satisfy their hunger for the story to resolve, which it does in characteristically Jane Austen fashion. ~Erin Murdock
In Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, author Sally Smith O’Rourke creates a compelling story that investigates what and who might have inspired Jane Austen. While the story line is certainly far-fetched, it is a truly unique idea, one that captivated this reader until the very last page. ~Meg Massey

My Review

I am a big Jane Austen fan, so I was very excited to read this book. I was not sure how the time travel aspect would appeal to me but I could not pass up a chance to read more about my favorite literary couple. Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen was the first book written by Sally Smith O'Rouke that I have read. I did enjoy the story and found the book well written. The time travel was handled well and this is a fiction book, so I was able to enjoy the fantasy. I was a bit confused at times by sections that mentioned an event in the past. After reading, I discovered that there was a first book 'The Man Who Loved Jane Austen'. I would highly recommend reading this book first. This being said, I still enjoyed the read and look forward to reading more from this author.
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Author Sally Smith O'Rourke Sally Smith O’Rourke is a surgical scrub nurse at the City of Hope national cancer research hospital in Duarte, California and resides in the near-by Victorian village of Monrovia. With her late husband, author Michael O’Rourke (aka F.M. O’Rourke) Smith O’Rourke owned and operated a medical advertising company where she used her diverse talents to produce and co-write teaching films and videos. Working not only with major medical and surgical manufacturing companies but also network television. These endeavors ultimately led to a collaboration on two feature films (direct to video) and three published novels. The wife and husband writing team of Sally Smith and Michael O’Rourke, being long-time fans of Jane Austen, wrote The Man Who Loved Jane Austen released by Kensington Books in 2006. Kensington followed that very successful effort with The Maidenstone Lighthouse in 2007 and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage in 2009, both also collaborative projects by Smith and O’Rourke. Published after her partner and spouse’s untimely death in 2001, the publisher chose not to use the names Michael O’Rourke and Sally Smith (as the manuscripts were presented), releasing all three books under Sally Smith O’Rourke. Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is Sally Smith O’Rourke’s first solo novel.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Love in Bloom Giveaway Hop

For this Love In Bloom Hop you can find many more giveaways listed at iamareadernotawriter.com. The contest runs May 16 - 22. To enter my giveaway just leave a comment with your email. Make sure you are signed on as google friend connect for this site. Winner selected using random.org The prize is your choice of Grishma by Kelly Anne Blount and a lovely necklace with the book cover image or a $5 gift cert. at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade



The Forbidden Trilogy -  Promo stop for The Forbidden Trilogy by Kimberly Kinrade.


  Kimberly was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for all ages and still believes in magic worlds. check out her YA paranormal series The Forbidden Trilogy (reviewed on this blog), her lower grade fantasy The Three Lost kids, and watch for her New Adult romance and fantasy books coming in 2013 including The Seduced Saga, Sunrise and Nightfall, Death by Destiny and The Fallen Trilogy and her next YA fantasy adventure, The Reluctant Familiar. You can find her books on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads among other fine retailers.
 
When she's not writing, she runs Daring Books Design & Marketing with her husband, Dmytry Karpov, where they help authors with all manner of marketing, editing, and design needs until such a time that their three brillant children take over for them.
 
She lives with her three girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two cats who think they're gods (and probably are), her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.
 
ONLINE LINKS:
Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
Facebook: /KimberlyKinrade
 
If you're an author looking for help in marketing, editing, design or self publishing, check out http://DaringBooksDesign.com
 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford

Zoey Rogue is now available. Lizzy Ford's newest book is for adults. Get your copy today at Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No Strings Attached Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Leanna you are the winner. Please email me with your mailing address. Check back for more book and book swag giveaways!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop



Time for another giveaway here at Lisa's Book Lair! Just leave a comment below with contact  email to be entered in my drawing for Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout. Please take a moment to join my site on Google Friends Connect, but not required to win. All names will be entered and the prize sellected by Random.com. Good Luck and be sure to visit the other blogs with giveaways






No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop

As part of I Am A Reader Not A Writer's blog hop I am giving away a copy of Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout! Just leave a comment below and entries will be chosen by random.org. Please join my site by google friend connect and www.iamareader.com for more giveaways

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Autumn Storm by Lizzy Ford on sale for. 99¢ at Amazon

Yes you heard right! You can get Autumn Storm on ebook at Amazon.com for .99. Don't miss the newest Lizzy Ford book!

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop Winner!

The winner for this hop is Lisa Peters! Congrats you have won Evergreen by Brenda Pandos. Winner was chosen using random.org. Watch for upcoming book and swag giveaways

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kick Butt Characters Giveaway Winner

This winner has been chosen using Random.org Congrats to Cynthia Barton! Any unclaimed praises will be put back to draw another winner. More great books and swag on the way. Thank you all for following! Lisa

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Midnight Moon by Marilee Brothers



Blurb: The Trimarks are planning an invasion. And the only thing standing in their way is Allie and the moonstone . All Allie wants is a normal life - friends, boys, school dances. Right. Like that's going to happen.
In two weeks, during the summer solstice, Allie's going to face the biggest challenge of her life, fighting against time to save the world from a Trimark invasion. You'd think the world of weird might leave her alone to plan how she's going to survive. But nothing in Allie's world is simple or easy, especially when she's attacked by Trimarks trying to steal the moonstone. Then Sammie disappears into the faery world of Boundless, and Allie must follow and bring her home, only to find the fairy queen, Luminata, isn't about to let Allie leave. So, what's a girl with magical powers supposed to do?
Fortunately, she has a team to help her, a team with special talents of their own.


Review: This is an incredible continuation of Marilee Brother's 'Unbidden Magic Series'.  The characters really seem like people we know an love. This is not a sappy teen romance novel, but an adventure where a girl with real life issues tries to deal with a paranormal roller coaster ride. the difference from most books is that Allie's life doesn't freeze frame while she is trying to save the world. She still has a job, school and relationship issues both with her mom Faye, and her friend Junior. Love does not come easy for Allie. The characters are fantastic from half demons to the creatures in Fairy, Marilee Brothers has done a good job of world building. Many questions are answered in Midnight Moon, but a few are left for us to wonder if we may see some of these characters again in another series. I certainly hope so!

Author Bio: A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
 
ONLINE LINKS:
• Website www.marileebrothers.com
• Blog http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com
• Facebook www.facebook.com/marilee.author
• Twitter @marileeb
• Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop




For this hop I am giving away the ebook 'Evergreen' by Brenda Pandos. This is book two but if you own a kindle 'Everblue' book one is free!


To win just sign up on my site as a GFC (Google Friend Connect) and leave a comment with your email so I can contact the winner! Good Luck!



Friday, March 22, 2013

Kick Butt Character Giveaway



For this giveaway I have selected 'Dark Summer' by Lizzy Ford and a special Dark Summer keychain. Winners will be selected at random. To enter joi my site as a GFC and leave a comment with a contact email to notify you if you win. Good luck!

 
 





Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lunar Love Hop Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Vamped Chick you are the winner of Hot Blooded by Debbie Viguie. Worry not many more giveaways to come!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shadow Moon by Marilee Brothers Review and Giveaway!

BLURB: Allie Emerson is hoping for a few quiet months to catch her breath after a summer that included the discovery she is not only a twin and of faery blood, but also destined to play a pivotal role in the faery world. School has barely begun when Allie must kiss her hope of a normal year goodbye. She can’t escape her unfinished business with the fae, the Trimarks, or Junior Martinez who is making it clear he plans to win her back. Signs, portents and whispers are pushing Allie to “find the girl” before it’s too late. Hoping her twin can help her solve the riddle of their destiny, Allie uncovers old secrets and begins a cross-country journey that puts her in more danger than ever before. If she succeeds, she may just find the answers that can save everyone she loves.

REVIEW: Shadow Moon is Book Four in Marilee Brothers Unbidden Magic Series. The series revolves around teenager Allie Emerson who lives in Peacock flats with her mom Faye. Allie is a star seeker a group of people identified by a star on their palm. They work together to protect the world from trimarks who also have a mark on their palm but their's is a triangle. Allie begins to learn about herself and her parents in book one 'Moonstone'. Her friend Kizzy is part gypsy and the caretaker of the Moonstone pendant. Kizzy reveals that Allie is the prophecy girl, the one who is destined she to wear the Moonstone and lead the star seekers. In each book Allie learns a bit more about her destiny. Shadow Moon takes up the story when Allie has learned that she is of royal fairy blood. Allie also discovers that she is a twin and must find and convince her twin to join her in the fight against the trimarks. Junior Martinez is back from Mexico and ready to resume their relationship. I enjoy the series paranormal elements. Who can resist magical pendants, demons, and the fae? One aspect sets this series apart from many others - Allie does not lead a fairytale life. She must deals with everyday issues in the midst of her adventures from living in a small trailer and dealing with the threat of social services taking her from her mother, to an absentee father, and break ups with boyfriends the series stays grounded in real life. Shadow Moon ends with a cliffhanger, so be prepared to buy book 5! I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


BIO: A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

 
ONLINE LINKS:
• Website www.marileebrothers.com,
• Blog http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com
• Facebook www.facebook.com/marilee.author
• Twitter @marileeb
• Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB


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•Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Moon-Marilee-Brothers/dp/1611940583

•B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-moon-marilee


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lunar Love Hop

Just a reminder that the Lunar Love Hop ends today, but there is still time to enter my random drawing for Hot Blooded by Debbie Viguie. Sign up on my site as a google friend and leave your email in comments section or check back this Saturday at 5 pm est. Winner will receive their choice of kindle or nook ebook.

Shadow Moon by Marilee Brothers

As part of the blog tour at IO Book Tours http://iobookstours.com I am reviewing Shadow Moon by Marilee Brothers Thursday March 14 th

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lunar Love Hop Book Giveaway

Once again I must beg your patience. We were in the eye of the past noreaster. I have been without power and heat. A prettier post will follow but let's get started with a book giveaway. As part of the Lunar Book Hop hosted by http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com, I am giving away Debbie Viguie's Hot Blooded. This is book two of her Wolf Springs Series. To enter please register on my site. Next Saturday I will draw a random winner. Please stop by I am a reader not a writer and visit all the great book giveaways.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

YA Paranormal Hop February 21-27

I apologize for a family emergency kept me from posting this hop on a timely basis. In honor of the Paranormal Giveaway Hop I will be giving away a copy of Unleashed by Debbie Viguie and Nancy Holder. To win is simple leave a comment on this blog about why you would like Unleashed. UNLEASHED (Wolf Spring Chronicles)- Katelyn McBride's life changed in an instant when her mother died. Now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, Arkansas - a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has its secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It's a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. It's a town full of werewolves. Please visit other participating blogs in this hop. You can find them at http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com Many great books to win! Look for YA Paranormal Hop Don't forget to leave a comment and win!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MOONRISE BY MARILEE BROTHERS


"Moon Rise" Book 2 by Marilee Brothers
Her mom is still dating losers. Her boyfriend’s gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn’t told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson (aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy) is that her powers have taken a hike. She can’t read minds anymore. She can’t move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Trimarks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she’s helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage.

Dear diary: I’m a little worried. My new BF is a demon.

Welcome again to Allie Emerson’s funny, scary, amazing, and always unpredictable life, as the girl voted least likely to save the world from evil.

Review

Monrise is book two of the Unbidden Magic series. Allie Emerson is a Star Seeker, the long awaited answer to a prophecy. She is destined to fight the evil Trimarks with the aid of her magical moonstone pendant. Living in a rural town with her mother Faye, Allie struggles to learn her destiny while dealing with the day to day issues of being a teenager.  Allie has lost her powers.  Her witch friend Kizzy reveals that the new boy in town, Beck Bradford has the power to heal her.  Beck is half demon, with the power to seduce. Allie must learn to trust him in order to regain her powers.  She must also deal with a nosy school counselor, while working to regain her powers, and fighting off the Trimarks. This is a really enjoyable YA paranormal series.

Interview with Marilee Brothers

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

First of all, many thanks for featuring my books on your blog and for this interview. I appreciate it!

I have always been an avid reader but I didn’t start writing until my three sons were grown. I began with poems and short stories but didn’t consider writing anything longer until I took a class and the instructor said, “You need to write a book.”

 
2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

When I get stuck and the words won’t come, I shut my computer down and hit the elliptical machine while listening to my iPod. Something about music and repetitive exercise gets my creative juices flowing again.

 
3. Where do you get your ideas for your books?

Coming up with ideas has never been a problem for me. In fact, at this very moment, I have approximately three books floating around in my head, waiting to be written. When I start a book, I know the beginning and the end. What happens in between is the fascinating part of my writing journey and often takes me to places I never dreamed of going.

 
4. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I spend time with my husband and family and sometimes hack my way around the golf course. I’m a terrible golfer but enjoy giving it a whirl. I also spend quite a bit of time maintaining my blog, Book Blather, and try to stay current on Facebook, Linked In and Twitter. Of course, I still spend many hours reading.

 
5. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Seven of my books have been published and I’m working on another young adult fantasy called The Blue Rose for Bell Bridge Books that will be out before the end of the year.

I have two favorites. Moonstone, the first book in the Unbidden Magic series and my adult romantic suspense, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam.



 







BIO:

A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

ONLINE LINKS:

·        Website  www.marileebrothers.com,

·        Blog  http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com

·        Facebook  www.facebook.com/marilee.author

·        Twitter  @marileeb

·        Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB

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·        B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-rise-marilee-brothers/1100410678?ean=9780982175699

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

GIVEAWAY! Moonstone by Marilee Brothers

BLURB: A sickly mom. A crummy travel trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad guys with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there’s that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Welcome to the funny, sad, sometimes scary world of fifteen year old Allie Emerson, who’s struggling to keep her act together (not to mention her mom’s) in the small town world of Peacock Fats, Washington. A zap from an electrical fence set off Allie’s weird psychic powers. The next thing she knows, she’s being visited by a hippy dippy guardian angel, and then her mysterious neighbor, the town “witch,” gives her an incredible moonstone pendant that has powers only a “Star Seeker’ is meant to command. “Who, me?” is Allie’s first reaction. But as sinister events begin to unfold, Allie realizes she’s got a destiny far bigger than she ever imagined. If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.

EXERPT: As I approached Kizzy’s house, I felt my heart beat a little faster. The house can barely be seen from the road. It’s hidden behind a humungous hedge that runs all the way around her property. The only way to get in is through the iron gate set in middle of the hedge. I never approached the gate straight on. I cut over to the hedge and sneaked up on it because of the eye. The gate had this spooky eye painted on it. Swear to God, no matter how hard I tried to avoid the eye, it watched me, its glaring black pupil tracking my every move. A falcon’s eye, Kizzy told me, a symbol used to ward off evil. In spite of what Cory says, Kizzy was not a witch. She was a Romany gypsy and apparently there’s a difference. Who knew? With an involuntary shiver, I averted my gaze, slipped through the gate and trotted down the walk toward the hulking two-story house. The porch with its overhanging roof wrapped all the way around both sides of the house. A veranda Kizzy called it. “Alfrieda, you’re here!” Kizzy stood at the top of the stairs and held out her arms. She was the only person who called me by my hideous real name. Thanks to Claude, Faye’s dad, I was given the name Alfrieda Carlotta Emerson. Faye ran away from home at seventeen. A year later, stuck in the hospital with a baby she didn’t want (me) and no visible means of support, she struck a deal with Claude. In exchange for paying the hospital bill, he got to name me after his beloved, long-dead mother, Alfrieda Carlotta Emerson the First. “Hey, Kizzy!” I slipped off my back pack and stepped into her embrace. She smelled of incense, lavender and Virginia Slims. Not that I’m a fashion expert but Kizzy always looked like she was dressed for a photo shoot in case a photographer from Vogue Magazine was hanging around Peacock Flats. Today, she wore a silk turquoise dress the same color as her eyes. Her long, dark braid, sprinkled with gray, was draped over one shoulder. Three silver bangle bracelets encircled each wrist. Silver hoops hung from her ears. She’d replaced the rune stone she usually wore around her neck with a pale blue gemstone in an ornate silver setting. The stone was the size of a large marble. A shimmer of light danced on its surface. Strangely, I felt a strong need to reach out, touch it, hold it in my hand and stroke its glistening surface. I clasped my hands together tightly to resist the urge. Kizzy studied my face then gently touched the mark in the middle of my forehead with a manicured fingernail. “Ah, I see the third eye has awakened. Come. Sit” She led me to the porch swing. Okay, sometimes Kizzy creeped me out. Wasn’t it bad enough I lived in a travel trailer and wore clothes from a thrift shop? I mean, nothing screams “loser” like a third eye popping out in the middle of your forehead. I rolled my eyes in disgust. “Should I start wearing bangs?” Kizzy’s tinkling laughter reassured me. “It’s not a real eye, Alfrieda. The third eye is located deep within the brain. It’s called the seat of the soul, the link between the physical and spiritual worlds. Tell me everything.”

ONLINE LINKS:
• Website www.marileebrothers.com
• Blog http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com
• Facebook www.facebook.com/marilee.author
• Twitter @marileeb
• Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/MarileeB
• Moonstone Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5l03nRlxsQ

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• Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Moonstone-Marilee-Brothers/dp/0980245346/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1357596220&sr=8-8&keywords=Marilee+Brothers
• B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonstone-marilee-brothers/1100410670?ean=9780980245349

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