Friday, July 31, 2015

Sneak Peak Tour for Sacrifice by Jennifer Snyder #giveaway @JennSnyder04


Title: Sacrifice
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Series: Succubus Kiss #3
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance



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The battle between Kenna Blake and the wraith isn’t over…

As the wraith grows stronger, Kenna is forced to follow the devastating path she has struggled to avoid since becoming a succubus. Her desire to free herself from him increases—but the cost of riding herself of the wraith comes at a shocking cost she isn’t willing to pay.

Once she commits an unspeakable act while overtaken by the wraith, Kenna fears he has won and that she is out of options, as well as time. It is after this devastating moment occurs that a savior steps forward, willing to sacrifice eternity for her salvation.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cover reveal: Scarecrow, Volume Three of Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries @WorldWeaver_wwp #ScarecrowAntho

World Weaver Press' newest anthology, Scarecrow, Volume Three of Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries will be released on Tuesday, August 4th. 
We are thrilled to be part of the cover reveal and here it is!


About the anthology:

Hay-men, mommets, tattie bogles, kakashi, tao-tao—whether formed of straw or other materials, the tradition of scarecrows is pervasive in farming cultures around the world. The scarecrow serves as decoy, proxy, and effigy—human but not human. We create them in our image and ask them to protect our crops and by extension our very survival, but we refrain from giving them the things a creation might crave—souls, brains, free-will, love. In Scarecrow, fifteen authors of speculative fiction explore what such creatures might do to gain the things they need or, more dangerously, think they want.

Within these pages, ancient enemies join together to destroy a mad mommet, a scarecrow who is a crow protects solar fields and stores long-lost family secrets, a woman falls in love with a scarecrow, and another becomes one. Encounter scarecrows made of straw, imagination, memory, and robotics while being spirited to Oz, mythological Japan, other planets, and a neighbor’s back garden. After experiencing this book, you’ll never look at a hay-man the same.

Featuring all new work by Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Laura Blackwood, Amanda Block, Scott Burtness, Virginia Carraway Stark, Amanda C. Davis, Megan Fennell, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Marzinsky, Craig Pay, Sara Puls, Holly Schofield, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Kristina Wojtaszek.

You can find Scarecrow:

Scarecrow will be available for purchase from Amazon, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobo.com, and other online retailers.

Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr Blog Tour with #review and #giveaway @randomhousekids #StoneRider #YA #Dystopia


Welcome. We are today's stop on the Stone Rider blog tour presented by Random House Children's Books. Along with our review, we also have a giveaway. Enter!


Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr
YA dystopia
Hardcover/eBook, 336 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Delacorte (first published January 1st 2015)

In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of Elmore Leonard, this inventive debut novel, a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life.

Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.

The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.

And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.


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Rating: 4 of 5
Cover comment: Just about perfect
Book source: Received a promotional copy

Visually rich, action-packed and well written, Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr is an engrossing read. What a strange, unique world this is! In this dark, depressing world one survives by either competing in dangerous byke (interesting spelling) races or mining. The hero, Adam, lives with his older brother and wants to earn enough points racing to enable him a trip to Sky Base. At the local byke shop, Adam befriends Sadie, the owner's daughter, Levi, her brother, and two boys which became instant favorites, Nate and Kane. The bykes themselves are very cool and their descriptions make them so real I could practically touch them.

The fast pacing amps up the tension and danger, and the variety of sentences give the story plenty of movement and atmosphere. I would have liked more worldbuilding so I could understand how and why the world had become like this and another girl or two added to the mix would have been great. What little romance there was seemed out of place and I didn't think it was necessary. Stone Rider is all about the bykes and their riders, family and friendship. The starkness of a society, the gritty way of existing and the daily competing for something reminded me of another YA series geared towards boys, The Maze Runner

What I really liked was the old western 'feel' of Adam's world. What a contradiction from everything else. The book cover provides a perfect entrance to a novel where a huge barren wasteland is the setting for a tale of three byke riders. Adam's journey is told sparsely and what we gleam of this depressing society resonates with the reader. Like Mad Max, this is not a fairy tale land and no one has a magical godmother to save them, they can only save themselves. Stone Rider is definitely a cool read and its characters and their world will remain in my mind for some time. I can't wait to see the movie version.

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