Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hunter Moon: Dream Cast and Character Bio.

This is BOOK 4 in the  MOON series. 
I'm glad to introduce it to you and also a fun DREAM CAST and Character BIO.

Hunter Moon (Moon #4)
by Jeanette Battista.
Genre: Paranormal Romance.
Published: November 21st 2012 by Createspace.


With the threat of a werehyena takeover dealt with, Kess, Finn, and Rafe can finally enjoy the tentative peace Miami has to offer. As Kess moves forward with her decision to open up the territory to peaceful weres, she knows that the Keepers of Divine Order—a group of werejackal assassins—are watching her every move. If her plan fails, she knows they won’t hesitate to eliminate her and her friends.
When several werehyenas suddenly disappear and Mebis, the Keeper assigned to Miami, goes unexpectedly missing, Kess fears the worst. But even she’s unprepared for this latest threat: a hunter hiding in plain sight whose only goal is killing werecreatures. Can Kess and her friends survive this most dangerous game?


Kess  The author had  Katerina Graham and Genelia D’Souza and even both are great to be Kess, everybody loves Kat! ;) 

Laila-Juno Temple. She’s got such a little minx face--she’d be perfect as the werejackal assassin. 

Finn: Chris Hemsworth that man is amazing and has the height and  presence the author wanted for the character. 

 Diego González Boneta. Wow. 
Just Wow. He looks delicious!

Lukas-Chris Zylka. He has that Germanic chiselled look that I imagine Lukas would have. (I'm in love with this man!)

Zamiel--Nicholas Hoult. I think he’d be brilliant and so much fun. I loved him as Beast in X-Men: First Class.

Rafe--Ezra Miller. I think he has the chops to do Rafe up right.

So, do you want to know more about Rafe? Read his BIO below!

Character Bio:

Rafael--Rafe--is the youngest child of Samara and James. His older sister Teresa was favored by their mother from the start, while Rafe was his father's favorite. Unfortunately, James left the family when Rafe was still young. 

He doesn't know why his father left, but suspects it has something to do with Samara's abusive nature. Once he was left alone, Rafe was pretty much bullied by his mother and sister on a daily basis. In the case of werehyenas, this is considered normal--females run the pack and are larger and stronger than males, and therefore are dominant in the social structure.

Rafe excelled in school. His favorite subjects were science and math--he liked that there were concrete rules and every problem was solvable. He spent much of his free time at school or at the library; anything to keep him out of his house and away from Samara and Teresa. When he wasn't there, he was skateboarding with the few friends he had. Once Samara scarred his face though, he stopped skateboarding and lost touch with his friends.
He became a loner, sure of his worthlessness. He found solace in reading and drawing. His favorite book was Something Wicked This Way Comes and he devoured everything Ray Bradbury wrote. Rafe tried his hand with writing and drawing his own comic books, but didn't think they were very good. He still has them and sometimes thinks about showing them to Lenore, but he's not ready yet.

He'd never had a girlfriend until Lenore. Rafe had always been shy and clumsy around girls, unsure of himself thanks to his mother and his sister. He feels like Lenore is the greatest gift he's ever received. And he can't believe that he was lucky enough to meet her--he feels like he owes Kess a huge debt for putting him in Lenore's way.
He's got a huge amount of respect for Kess and feels like she's the big sister he's always wanted--but he'd never tell her so. He doesn't want to creep her out. At the same time, Finn is the older brother he never really wanted, but now has to tolerate, especially when he fills Rafe's shoes with pudding. He actually likes Finn a lot and kind of hopes he can be more like him. Finn, as usual, is oblivious.
Rafe is still terrified of Laila. As he should be.

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Author Bio: 

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their two psychotic kittens in North Carolina.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Bright Star by Nickie Anderson.


It's bad enough that Sadira Pascal's father doesn't make it home to celebrate her fifteenth birthday. He might be a busy hovership engineer pulling overtime on a new design, but he's always been home for the important things. It's worse when she discovers her father decided to ride on the maiden voyage of his newest ship, the CAS Bright Star, without even telling her. But things really fall apart during Sadira's field trip with her class to observe the hovership launch. Instead of a successful flight, she watches the Bright Star fall out of the sky. 

The Central government confirms her father's death, leaving Sadira to pick up the pieces of her former life. While she struggles with her loss, Private Baruj Haddad tries to convince her that her father and the rest of the Bright Star crew are still alive. At first, Sadira doesn't believe there's any hope. But then she stumbles across a message that makes her think maybe, just maybe, her father is still alive. As she digs deeper into the Bright Star's crash, Sadira uncovers secrets about her father's work, secrets that put her and everyone she loves in danger.

Genre: Dystopia.

Published: November 9th, 2012 by Nickie Anderson.

Rating: 3.75 stars

My Thoughts!

Overall this is a very entertaining and fast paced book.
The writing is nice.

There was one thing that bothered me a lot and was Sadira calling his dad "Papa", I mean who does that? Well, maybe in the year 2260 it's common but...

On the other hand, I loved all the advices he gave her, some were pretty useful!

Sadira and Baruj are our main characters. I liked them.
Baruj is brave, protective and strong.
Sadira is too smart for a 15 years old girl but at the same time she is childish and innocent for some things.

Like going to Simon's house after she was told she was under surveillance...

I found her to be super brave and she kept going against all odds. The part where she crawled is an example of that.

There were some parts though, that I found gross. For example the dog scene. It was very violent.

But those things aside I believe it's a good book.

One more thing, I hated the end! Please tell me there will be a sequel because I can't believe this is how it ends!

Please Nickie! I want a sequel!!!

If you want to know more about this book or the author, check Nickie Anderson's site: 


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review: Demons of the Rich and Famous.

Demons of the Rich and Famous
(Demon Whisperer #1)
by Tawni Stoke. 


Supernatural possession is the new “disease” and teen exorcist Caden Butcher is the cure…
 Caden Butcher, known as the whiz-kid exorcist to the stars, loves the Hollywood limelight. Or at least that’s what he wants people to believe so he can earn enough cash from his high profile exorcisms to take care of his ailing father.  The problem is, not everyone’s happy with Caden’s star status, particularly Remy Martin, a high ranking member of the International Order of Exorcists, who suspects the truth, that these Hollywood exorcisms are staged with the help of Caden’s demon BFF, Dan.

So when a real exorcism goes bad and a nasty demon jumps bodies, the crap hits the supernatural fan. The Order strips Caden of his exorcism license right before he discovers the unleashed demon is one he knows well, very well. This demon is hell bent on destroying Caden’s life and everyone else who gets in his way. Now with the help of his demon buddy, and Caden’s girlfriend Aspen Spencer, a necromancer in training, Caden must defy the Order, track down the rogue demon and send him back to hell before it’s too late. 

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I'd say for me this was a 3.75 stars. A really good book.

I jumped into it blindly because of the pretty cover (yup! it's me we are talking about, I always do that XD)

And I discovered a highly entertaining and interesting story. I love demons and reading about them but this story also surprised me with zombies.
I wasn't expecting that!

The beginning was insane lol, unique!

Totally fast paced, I devoured it in less than a day.
The writing is fresh and innovative.
The storyline, VERY ORIGINAL.

The characters were ok, I'd love to see a little more depth in them though. I'm waiting to find that in the sequel (that I'm definitely reading).
My favorites were Jezebel and Dan. I hope they'll be in the next book!
Caden was alright but there was something about him that didn't quite attracted me to him.

The end is bittersweet but that just only made me more curious about book 2.


Fast Five with Caden Butcher and Dantalion from Demons of the Rich and Famous.

I’m happy to be guesting on your blog.  Today, I brought with me two characters from my book Demons of the Rich and Famous.  Caden Butcher, exorcist to the stars, and his best friend, Grand Duke of Hell, Dantalion or Dan as he likes to be called.  His title is all proper and such but he’s really just a reckless young man at heart, who just happens to prefer to appear looking exactly like Sid Vicious.

Welcome Caden and Dan.

Caden: Hey.

Dan: Yo.  I’m hungry.  Anyone got a pizza?

Tawny: No, I’ll get you one later.

Dan: I could just zip out and snatch one.

Tawny: No, I’d prefer if you stayed here.

Caden: Dan, behave.

Dan: Whatever.

Tawny: K, I’m going to ask you five questions and you both just answer them. And remember this is PG 13, okay, Dan?

Dan: Yup, got it.

Tawny:   Who is your favourite band?

Dan: Easy. Sex Pistols.

Caden:  I like lots of different bands.  Metallica.  Rob Zombie.  Papa Roach.  Seether. Three Days Grace.

Tawny: What is your favourite food?

Dan: Easy.  Pizza.

Caden:  Pizza is top on the list, but I also like Thai food.  And chicken wings.

Dan:  Oh yeah, I love chicken wings. The hotter the better. Dude, remember those wings we had in Calgary?  Damn!  Those were almost too hot for me.

Caden: *laughing*

Tawny:  What is your favourite animal?

Caden: Cats.  

Dan: Hellhounds. The bigger and meaner the better. The kind that eat cats for breakfast.

Caden: You don’t really hate Bali that much do you?

Dan: The hell I don’t.

Tawny: Moving on.  What is your favourite movie?

Caden: Hmm, that’s a tough one.  I really like the Resident Evil movies.  

Dan:  Oh hell yeah, plus Milla Jovovich is hot!

Caden:  But I have to say, and I’ll probably get ribbed about it, but I really enjoyed the Harry Potter movies.

Dan:  Me too!  Loved them.  And that Emma Watson.  Hmm, I’d change my ways for her.

Tawny: Speaking of girls, do either of you have a girlfriend?

Caden: Yup.  Aspen Spencer.  Most beautiful awesome chick you’d ever meet.  

Dan: I thought you guys broke up.

Caden: Ah, no we didn’t.

Dan: Are you sure about that?

Caden: Yeah, I’m sure.  *drops gaze*

Tawny: What about you Dan?  Cool guy like you must have a line up of girls.

Dan: No comment.

Caden: What about Jezebel?

Dan: I said no comment. *zips out of the room like the Flash*

Tawny: Okay, that would do it.   Thanks for being here with me Caden and Dan.    If anyone has any questions for either of them, I’m sure they would be happy to answer in the comment section.

Thanks for having me.  You can read more about Caden and Dan in the Demons of the Rich and Famous.  And learn more about me at www.tawnystokes.com

About the Author:

Tawny Stokes has always been a writer.  From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs.  An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble.  No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies.  She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens.
Tawny also writes adult paranormal/urban fantasy fiction under the name Vivi Anna, and is an aspiring screenwriter.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heart Of the Ocean: Guest Post and Giveaway.

Heart of the Ocean
by Heather B. Moore

A dark secret . . . a grieving ghost  . . . a handsome stranger  . . .
What more could Eliza Robinson want?
Except for maybe her life.

In Heather B. Moore’s enthralling 1840’s historical romance, Heart of the Ocean, Eliza Robinson has turned down the very pretentious Mr. Thomas Beesley’s marriage proposal. As a business partner of Eliza’s father, Thomas quickly discredits the family and brings disgrace to the Robinson name.

While her father scrambles to restore his good name in New York City, Eliza flees to the remote Puritan town of Maybrook to stay with her Aunt Maeve. Although relieved to be away from all- things-male and unforgiving gossip columns, odd things start to happen to Eliza, and she is plagued by a ghostly voice. Her aunt’s explanation? That Eliza is being haunted by a woman who died of a broken heart twenty years ago.

After Aunt Maeve is tragically killed, Eliza's life is put in danger as she tries to uncover the mystery of her aunt's death. She encounters Jonathan Porter in Maybrook, whose presence in the town seems suspicious, yet she finds herself drawn to him. When she discovers that Jonathan’s dark secrets may be the link between the dead woman who haunts her and her aunt’s murderer, Eliza realizes that Jonathan is the one man she should never trust.

Guest Post:

By Heather Moore

The other night I saw “The Proposal”. Whether or not you like “chick flicks” there were some great characters in there. Yes, a little predictable, but sometimes when watching a movie and analyzing characters, the “aha” light goes on. It’s a little easier to define why one character works and is endearing or relatable, while another might not be, when you see a 2 hour movie.

But what I really want to discuss is a movie I saw a couple of weeks ago, called “New in Town.” Renee Zellweger’s character is a smart, classy, climbing-the-corporate-ladder type. (Incidentally this was the same character-type as Sandra Bullock in The Proposal—but Sandra played it oh-so-much better).

The plot for “New in Town” and Renee’s character were cliché-ish and quite predictable. Renee’s job was to go into a small-town manufacturing plant, that the corporation she worked for had purchased, and to make it profitable. But who shined in the movie was the secretary, played by Siobhan Hogan. She was quirky and her famous, but top-secret, Tapioca recipe became an integral part of the plot. Siobhan’s character “stole the show” and her naivety and small-town good-heartedness felt real, easy to relate to, and easy to picture her as your neighbor.

Here are the things that made up her character:
-Loves scrapbooking, finds value in it and spends time with her neighbors doing it.
-Is the type of person to invite others over for dinner, even if it’s just meatloaf. Which leads to that she’s the type ofperson who doesn’t put on airs. Meatloaf is good enough for her, so it’s good enough for anyone else.
-Generous and willing to share her Famous Tapioca. Yet, she will not give out the recipe no matter how she is bribed.
-She is trustworthy and trusts back. Also a peacemaker.
-She is a romantic and wants everyone to be happy.
-She lives in a very cold climate but makes the best of it.
-She states her opinion but doesn’t force it on anyone.
-She’s a bit naïve and goes through several upsets because of it.
-She is funny, but unassuming.
-Even when she is emotionally distraught, she makes Tapioca and takes it over to her “enemy”.

I hope this gives you a more rounded view of characterization. It’s not just about description, but about the core of theperson. When faced with two choices, which choices would your character make?

For a quick study (and a quick read), I’d recommend Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis. She is a YA author, and her characterization of Mazzy was impressive in that book.

Author Heather B. Moore
Heather B. Moore is the award-winning author of ten novels, two inspirational non-fiction books, and two anthologies, including The Newport Ladies Book Club Series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, and Christ's Gifts to Women (co-authored by Angela Eschler).

Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore. She is the two-time recipient of Best of State in Literary Fiction, two-time Whitney Award Winner, and two-time Golden Quill Winner for Best Novel. Her most recent historical novel under H.B. Moore is Daughters of Jared (2012 LUW Gold Award of Excellence & 2012 LUW Best Book Trailer).

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Review and character Bio: Incendiary by Amy A. Bartol.

Wow! I'm so excited to introduce you to this amazing book, this is the 4th instalment in The Premonition Series which is a MUST  for paranormal lovers :)

INCENDIARY by Amy A. Bartol

Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship's interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.

I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.

Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. "You don't know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?" A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.

Character Bio:


Reed pretends to be a wealthy, sophomore college student whose family is a major contributor to Crestwood College.  It’s just a façade, however, because he’s really a divine assassin angel.  He’s of the class called “Powers,” which are the military division of angels that are ordered to annihilate fallen angels.  Reed is extremely intelligent, harrowingly strong, and exquisitely handsome.  He, like most Powers, had limited emotions, but that changes when Evie enters his life.  Now he’s experiencing love and raw desire for Evie, emotions that leave him feeling lost.  His life was one of secrecy and isolation. He’s forbidden to reveal himself as an angel to humans so when he discovers Evie and finds that she is half human and half angel he’s confused by the need to destroy her and an equal need to protect her.  It’s Reed’s attraction to Evie, a magnetic kind of force that draws him to her, that leaves him with the sense that his love for her is...inescapable.

Reed’s Physical attributes:  he appears to be a 19-year-old (but he’s ancient), 6’ 2”, brown hair with a “in the now” style, green eyes that are almost gray around the edges, charcoal gray wings that are retractable and can be completely hidden within him and resemble an avian, chiseled face, flawless angelic skin, sleek muscles.

Reed’s Class of angel:  Divine Power angel – second tier of angel known as the military branch of angel or the “avenging angels.”  They’re instructed to annihilate fallen angels on Earth and to restore order to the universe.  They’re distinguished by their wing color that can be gray, brown, or green and resemble an avian.  Their military court on Earth is called Dominion. Their symbol is the sword.

Supernatural abilities: 

·      Verbal power of persuasion – his voice is hypnotic, affecting mainly humans to do as he directs. This trait is unique to Reed.  It is not a standard angelic trait.
·      Immense physical strength - he can juggle minivans if he wanted. This is a standard angelic trait.
·      Run extremely fast - Reed can move so fast he’s just a blur to the human eye. This is a standard angelic trait.
·      Fly – he can fly by using his charcoal gray wings. This is a standard angelic trait.
·      Acute hearing – he can hear Evie’s heart from across campus.  This is a standard angelic trait.
·      Higher visual acuity – ability to see vast distances and has night vision.  Able to detect several colors not in the human spectrum of vision, and allows the angel to see lingering “souls” who have not ascended (ghosts). This is a standard angelic trait.
·      Extremely lethal fighting skills – an assassin created for the sole purpose of killing fallen angels.  This is a Power angel trait.
·      Immortality – Reed will never die unless another being kills him.  If he is killed, he “ceases to be” because angels do not have souls.
·      Heal from serious wounds – ability to heal quickly and regenerate tissue, sinew and bone rapidly.  This is a standard angelic trait.

Who wouldn't like a piece of this hottie? And ladies, let me tell you, he is just one of the hotties you will encounter in this series. There are a lot of sexy angel girls for the guys too! lol

My Thoughts:

First of all, it's pretty clear that I LOVE this series. Actually I may venture to say it's my favorite series EVER!

That being said, Amy's writing is superb as always! I'm grateful that in this book I didn't find the words "several killing scenarios crossed my mind" because in book 3 they appeared a lot XD

The storyline besides being unique keeps entangling and getting more complex and at the same time entertaining.  I usually get tired of a series after the third or fourth book because they start repeating themselves or just get boring but with "The Premonition series" I just can't get enough. You'll know what I mean if you read them, it's just highly addictive!

The love story is great. At some moments I wonder why everybody is so damn  infatuated with Evie but it's so nicely executed that it feels right. 

In this book we have a new "lover" which is hot as Hell (well, wait! who isn't in this story?) and also we have a new companion for Russell.
Yay! I was so sad for him. I mean, after all he is the soul mate and he was getting nothing whatsoever. And he was becoming a little pushy.

Another reason why I loved it is because it evoked a lot of strong emotions! I felt sad, happy, scared, angry.  I was freaking out the whole time!

What it is weird is that I always pick " a team" and here, I just love them all lol XD Can I have one of them? 
Every character was deep until now, but they've reached a whole new level. 
So far, we've read from Evie's and Russell's POV and here we also have Reed's. PERFECT. Simply perfect because it allowed me to know him better, if I liked him before, I absolutely adored him now.

If you like reading about angels and like paranormal romance, you MUST read these books. 

P.S: The cover is gorgeous!

Author Information:
I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website: http://www.amyabartol.com/

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

When we Collide by A.L Jackson: Promo Stop.

by A.L Jackson

Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Published: November 2nd, 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing.


William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.
Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.
When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again. 
In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have. 
Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.  


A.L. Jackson first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 

Author's Website: http://aljacksonbooks.blogspot.com


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