Friday, October 18, 2013

Passengers of Ego By Monica James

I Surrender by Monica James is making history!!
For the first time ever, a soundtrack has been written to accompany a book!! The 10 track album was written by Passengers of Ego, the band starring in the novel. All songs were inspired by I Surrender, and reflect a chosen chapter in the book.
The album entitled, I Surrender will be available via iTunes, and also on CD on October 25th 2013.
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Passengers of Ego are coming! I Surrender by Monica James Model: Anthony Hamelin Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography Check out the video! Monica James’ publisher, has put together an author signing and band performance of P.O.E. to help celebrate the release of the CD at the legendary, House of Blues in Downtown Disney, Anaheim! Come out to meet Monica James and the band Nov. 2, 2013 at Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Red Hill By Jamie McGuire Book Review

When the world ends, can love survive?

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?

Red Hill grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best

*I received this book from Edelweiss as an ARC with a promise of a honest review .*

I have read a few of Jamie's books and loved them !!! Red Hill now joins the ranks of the other titles I have read by her.  I was on the edge of my seat through the whole book. I am a huge walking dead fan and loved every moment of the story . I didn't sleep for two days I had nightmares about the story where ever I left off before bed is what I would dream about it was unreal !!!! I loved all the different characters who don't now each other but all know someone in common and are on a mission to Red Hill.  You have a divorced mother Scarlet who is not with her children when the major events happen.  She is a t work when crazy events start happening and she flees the hospital to get to her girls and spends every waking moment to get to where she thinks they are ....and when she cant find them she never gives up hope of finding them and that becomes her mission to make sure her girls can make it safely to Red Hill.  Nathan and his daughter are seeking out a safe place and are pointed in Red Hills direction after some scary close calls he makes it there too. He meets Scarlet (insert love story ) now I guess I was so wrapped up in the other happenings of the story that I missed the relationship building between Scarlet  and Nathan.  Now Red Hill is a farm that is owned by Miranda's father who Scarlet worked with at the hospital and worked for when she was in school.  Miranda and her friends are headed to Red Hill to visit their father for the weekend when all hell breaks loose.  They run in to some scary situations before they finally make it to red Hill.   I wont give any details away I dont want to take away the edge of your seat feeling you will have turning each page.  This was a great read I havent read any zombie stories and this was a great first for me! I loved every min of the story and couldnt wait till the end!!!

The Beast Within Book Review By: Melissa Crowe

Title: The Beast Within
Series: The Beast Within novellas #1
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 5th June 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Karina's world is turned upside down when she meets the sexy and mysterious Xavier. Something powerful and sensual is unlocked from inside her that she cannot explain and seems to have little control over.
With Xavier's help, Karina discovers she is a Tuatha De Danann, celtic faeries long thought to have been eradicated. Xavier's insistence on making her believe troubles Karina, what dangerous secret is he keeping from her? Can her ex partner Ian save her before it's too late?
This novella contains violence, and sexual situations which may not be recommended for readers under fifteen.

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Title: Haunted
Series: The Beast Within novellas #2
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 25th December 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Karina has now discovered her abilities, but this only puts her in further danger. With a 600 year old lycanthrope thirsting for her blood, Ian must summon the help of his brother Ronan, the keeper of the Spear of Victory, a treasure sacred to the Tuatha De Danann. Can the two Guardians protect Karina, or will her secret ultimately bring destruction upon them all?

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Title: Journey
Series: The Beast Within novellas #3
Author: Melissa Crowe
Publication Date: 20th September 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Ian has been summoned by the Goddess Danu to the Otherworld, and Karina will not let him go without a fight.
With a Tutha De Danann that is unable to cross water, getting from Australia to Ireland will make for an interesting journey. Supernatural beings, sworn enemies and the full moon are only half of the risk as they try to cross three continents. Drug smuggling, guerrilla kidnapping and lycans on the prowl will hamper their travels.
Davarus, self-proclaimed King of the lycanthropes is building an army and on the move. Danger faces these forbidden lovers at every turn.
Would you travel to the ends of the earth for the one you love?

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About the author: Melissa Crowe

I am from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. I have been a lover of Paranormal and strong powerful women all my life and now am lucky enough to put the two together and share it with the world. In 2009 I started writing and have not looked back.

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The Beast Within Novella Series by Melissa Crowe
The Beast Within-#1
Haunted- The Beast Within #2
Journey- The Beast Within #3
5 stars for all 3 novellas.
   I loved this series. You meet Karina, she's your everyday girl, just been dumped by her long time boyfriend Ian, so she moves in with he best friend Ella. Then she meets Xavier and she has a short affair with him, until he captures her for her blood. He is a lycanthrop and she, unbeknownst to her, is a Tuatha De Danann and her blood cures lycanthropy. It turns out that Ian is her Guardian and their relationship is forbidden. The journeys they go on to meet the Queen Danu are crazy, you meet many more Guardians, 3 of which are Ian's brothers. Thrown in a few Blood Drinkers, Karina not being able to travel over water and it makes for an interesting adventure. They have to make it from Australia to Ireland, where The Other world is.
   It's hard to say much more with out giving the whole series away. Melissa Crowe sure knows how to write a series with cliffhangers that force you to buy the next ones! I'm so into it now that I now have to see if #4 is out yet! There is a lot of adventure, fighting scenes that are not foe the faint at heart, and romance that is tastefully done. You will not be disappointed in these novellas, if this is your scene go get them now! They will keep you up late at night, and make you neglect your household duties, but it is SO worth it. Well done Melissa! You have a new fan in me.
***These books were given to me free for an HONEST review, and that is what I do. If the book sucked, I would have no qualms in saying so.***


Coming Home By: T. A. Hardenbrook

Running Home by Taya Hardenbrook
Tour Dates 9th – 13th October

Carmen always had a wild streak about her while growing up in this small town. Everyone use to say her only saving grace in this world was her best friend Walker who tried to keep the flighty girl grounded. But life was too big for her to live in this one stop light kind of town; she had dreams and wants that could take her anywhere but staying there. Anything was better than being stuck in the perpetuating cycle of being born and dying in this hell hole she called the reality of a small town girl.
Walker was the only anchor that could hold her home, she lived for that boy. So how do you explain to someone that staying there would only suffocate the possibilities of making a better life for oneself? Running away was the only option, and leaving a piece of her heart with him would keep her strong out in the real world, at least she hoped it would.
After years of trying to make it on her own, struggling through life and trying to stay clean, the only reality she sees at surviving now is going back to the place she tried so hard to break free from. Unsure if her old life is willing to accept the choices she has made, the lone thought that matters to her is hoping she still has the only man she has counted on her entire life in her corner. You can always go home, but will they be willing take you back?
Author Bio:

T.A. Hardenbrook currently resides in Spokane Washington with her husband and two young boys. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as her license in Cosmetology in which she still does part time.
Her days include being the family chauffer and referee, all while trying to become the perfect domestic goddess one strives for. Her family of four also includes a very loving American pit bull terrier, a wirehaired dachshund, a corn snake, and an American cavy (Which her oldest son shows at ARBA/ACBA events).
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013, life became a struggle and she found learning to adapt was not an easy task. Luckily with the help of daily medication, life is slowly returning back to normal. Having the opportunity to write a novel at this time was a huge boost of confidence in dealing with the disorder, being able to use her hands and type, was therapy for the soul.
Please remember to never let anything stand in front of your dreams.
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