New Cover & Sale for Award Winning Novus by Crystal Marcos

NOVUS (The Cresecren Chronicles, Book 1) has recently received two book awards and a revamped cover! To celebrate the eBook will be on SALE for $1.99 from 4/30/2016- 5/15/2016

Crystal Marcos is one of those authors who can write in multiple genres and keep you hanging on to the words spread across the pages of her novels. I am happy to share her award winning news and the new cover for Novus by Crystal Marcos.

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~Winner Best Books in the Young Adult category, 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards!~

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Ideal for Hunger Games and Divergent fans, Crystal Marcos delivers Novus, a riveting novel set in a dystopian future of action-adventure, suspense, and romance. Intriguing characters and a gripping storyline keep the reader turning page after page.

Being a teenager is hard enough. And what if your life’s path is predetermined? On top of that, you aren’t even Human?

Cayden was given life as a Cresecren. He expected to live out his days with the dysfunctional Human family he was assigned to serve. One fateful night, however, landed him in Gavaron, the home of maimed, elderly, or defiant Cresecren.

Beyond its borders is the Den, an area much more dangerous than he ever imagined. Now seventeen, Cayden unwittingly becomes involved in a conspiracy and is one of a handful of survivors fleeing a deadly attack. They set off on a perilous journey in search of refuge and the truth. Along the way, Cayden begins to comprehend the difference between fully living and merely surviving, while trying to balance his emotions and a forbidden love.

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite- 5 STARS

readersNovus by Crystal Marcos is one of those gems that make you care about the characters within the story, and while you definitely want to know what happens to them, you can’t help but also not want to get to the end of the book. It’s the kind of book whose characters you miss when you finish the book.

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 Author Bio

Author Photo color - 347x387Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and infant son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.

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MY REVIEWS FOR CRYSTAL’S BOOKS

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Kindle Giveaway – Last Light by C J Lyons

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Welcome to another exciting tour with Novel Publicity. Today, I’m excited to share with you, my review of Last Light, by CJ Lyons! Also, make sure you check out the rafflecopter at the end of the post, because Novel Publicity & CJ are giving away scented candles, signed hardbacks. . . AND a KINDLE PAPERWHITE!

MY REVIEW

I love the simple cover for Last Light by C J Lyons and it has all the essentials, telling me the story will be a mystery and I do love my mysteries. It is books like Last Light by C J Lyons that are at the top of must read mountain of reading material. I loved the way the real story began…the hook. Now,.on to how we get there.

I meet the characters and feel their realness. I am being drawn into their lives, even though I was already hooked on the storyline.

Lucy used to be an FBI agent, who now works with an inexperienced crew she will shape and form to solve Cold Cases. I am a huge fan of the Cold Case Files and other crime shows, fact and fiction.

As soon as Lucy and TK got together, I felt they would click, but they both have to prove themselves to each other, above the rest of the ‘team’. I feel these two characters, each with their own flaws, weaknesses and strengths, will become tight.

I love Lucy, a person I may have been able to become, but TK is my fave…hard, pushing herself, untrusting, a loner. A person I would come to admire and respect. She is impulsive, loyal, fearless, teachable and learns from her mistakes.

A small town with asset forfeiture is a side story that had me very pissed off. It all sounds bad…is it corrupt? I can’t talk about the forfeiture storyline because I want you to experience if for yourself. I do want to mention it, because it really got me going. Just enough of a tease here and there to keep me anticipating the hammer to drop on the gang.

The suspects list kept growing and had me guessing. I can see the story playing out and I can hardly wait to get to know how the characters will solve the puzzle. I think they are the true story, above and beyond the mystery.

Last Light by C J Lyons did not blow my mind but it does have all the elements for a fantastic read and I want more of Lucy’s adventures.

I received a copy of Last Light by C J Lyons in return for an honest review.

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About the Books

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons. For fans of Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, and Jeffery Deaver:
“Everything a great thriller should be–action packed, authentic, and intense.” ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
After leaving the FBI, life should be easy, right? Wrong–not if you’re Lucy Guardino.
Lucy has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst. But after a violent predator targets her family and she’s injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe.

What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to forgotten victims.Lucy fears she’s traded being a kick-ass law enforcement officer for being a civilian mother hen shepherding a team of amateurs.

What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to forgotten victims.Lucy fears she’s traded being a kick-ass law enforcement officer for being a civilian mother hen shepherding a team of amateurs.

Her fears appear justified when she’s partnered with TK O’Connor, a former Marine MP struggling with her transition to life back home, and sent to rural Texas to investigate a case that’s more than cold, it’s already been closed with the killers behind bars for the past twenty-nine years.

But…who really killed Lily Martin, her infant daughter, and husband? Why was an entire family targeted for annihilation?

What price will Lucy pay when she fights to expose a truth people will kill to keep buried?

LAST LIGHT is the seventh Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling,strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you’ll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller.

Join the millions of readers who’ve fallen for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart and grab your copy of LAST LIGHT today!

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Pediatric ER doctor turned New York Times bestselling thriller writer CJ Lyons has been a storyteller all her life—something that landed her in many time-outs as a kid. She writes her Thrillers with Heart for the same reason that she became a doctor: because she believes we all have the power to change our world.

In the ER she witnessed many acts of courage by her patients and their families, learning that heroes truly are born every day. When not writing, she can be found walking the beaches near her Lowcountry home, listening to the voices in her head and plotting new and devious ways to create mayhem for her characters.

To learn more about her Thrillers with Heart go to www.CJLyons.net
Connect with CJ on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Friday 56 #82 & BB #58 – The Pardon by James Grippando

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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and find any sentence or a few ( no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading along with you initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Please include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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Next up on the shelf is The Pardon by James Grippando.

MY FRIDAY 56

“The why’d you hire me?”

Neil smiled wryly. “Because you were the son of Harold Swyteck. And I could think of no better way to piss of the future law-and-order governor than to have his son come work for a long-haired leftover from a lost generation.

(page 56 in paperback)

MY BOOK BEGINNINGS

The vigil had begun at dusk, and it would last all night. Clouds had moved in after midnight, blocking out the full moon. It was as if heaven had closed its omniscient eye in sorrow or just plain indifference. Another six hours of darkness and waiting and the red morning sun would rise over the pine trees and palms of northeast Florida. Then, at precisely 7:00 AM, Raul Fernandez would be put to death.

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS

In this stunning debut novel, which combines the breakneck pace of John Grisham’s “The Firm” with the murderous suspense of James Patterson’s “Along Came a Spider,” an estranged father and son must find common ground to survive the machinations of a psychopath bent on serving his own twisted vision of justice.

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None of the available covers match my paperback.
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I am a “cover girl”.

Which cover do you like best?

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Giveaway – Meddling With Murder by Ellie Campbell

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The pacing and tempo of Meddling with Murder simmered along happily until towards the end, where the tension mounted steadily and with great excitement.
~Back Porchervations

This laugh out loud, fast-paced story will keep you up reading past your bedtime.
~Shelley’s Book Case

It’s a fast-paced mystery, full of humor with really amazing and funny characters.
~LibriAmoriMiei

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Genre – Cozy Mystery

Date of Release 9th April 2016

Number of Pages 300

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Crouch End Confidential, the agency started by housewife and mother, Cathy O’Farrell, with ex-cleaner, Pimple is failing badly. Hardly surprising when Cathy’s too soft-hearted to charge their only clients, little old ladies seeking lost pets and a school kid searching for his stolen bike.

A new case involving a teenager in possession of an unexplained Glock pistol promises to change all that. Quickly Cathy’s deep in waters over her head, forced with hilarious results to pose as a mathematics tutor, a subject of which she’s truly clueless. There’s also the tricky situation of best friend and new mother Rosa hiring her to investigate her fiancé, Alec, plus the mysterious sabotage of Cathy’s friends’ cycle shop and a gang of yobbos dealing drugs at her children’s primary school.

Worst of all, an ill-fated trip to rural Norfolk has Cathy’s husband, Declan, intent on buying a post office and transplanting the family to safer climes, threatening to tear Cathy permanently from her beloved North London home.

Pretty soon Cathy’s risking her friendships, her marriage and even her life untangling all these messes. But that’s what you get for meddling in murder…

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 About The Author –

Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sister writing team, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell.   Running wild as tomboys in Scotland, playing imagination games, they couldn’t dream that one day they’d co-author novels despite an ocean between them. From boring clerical jobs in London to a varied life of backpacking and adventure travel, both started almost accidentally as short story writers, Lorraine when working in publishing, Pam as a fun hobby while an at-home mother of three.

By the time each had 70 short stories published internationally, Pam was settled in Surrey, England, and Lorraine had finally taken root in Boulder, Colorado. Long telephone chats about life and fiction led to their current collaboration.  They have produced five acclaimed novels – How To Survive Your Sisters, When Good Friends Go Bad, Looking For La La, To Catch A Creeper and Million Dollar Question.  They write contemporary women’s fiction laced with humour, romance, and mystery.

When not hunched over computers, Lorraine, a certified ROTH ‘horse whisperer’, can usually be found messing about with her four rescue horses and Pam on a fund raising bike ride, madly cycling over mountains to Paris, Barcelona or Gibraltar on the back of her husband’s bone-shaking tandem.

Author Links:

Webpage: http://chicklitsisters.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecampbellbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllieCampbellbooks

Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+EllieCampbellbooks/posts

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Campbell/e/B0034OURJ8

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1710882.Ellie_Campbell

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecampbellbooks

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/settings/authors#authors-search   Ellie Campbell

 Purchase Link:  Amazon

Tour Participants

April 18 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW

April 19 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

April 20 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW

April 21 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 22 – Omnimystery News – INTERVIEW

April 23 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

April 24 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW

April 25 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 26 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 27 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY

April 28 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST

April 28 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

April 29 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

April 30 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

May 1 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT

May 1 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

May 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

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GIVEAWAY

Ellis Campbell is offering 3 ebooks for this giveaway. Entry is easy peasy. Just leave an email and us know:

What is your favorite thing about cozy mysteries?

Giveaway ends 5/4/16.

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Wordless Wednesday #13 – What Am I

Wordless Wednesday #13 is an opportunity to share your photos or photos you love.

What do you see?

This photo was from last weeks Wordless Wednesday.

smiling paintingIt is a piece of artwork. I saw half a smile, an eye and a grin, though the eye is pretty far to the right. :-) I also see the sun, do you?

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What Am I?

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