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I’m a 1%er of reviewers on Goodreads!

I have written 477 reviews since joining Goodreads on May 1st, 2012.

One of my first reviews was 9 Lives by George Moser. See it HERE. Buy it HERE.

Nine Lives by George M. Moser

Out of all the reviews I’ve written, this is the review that got the most attention:

The Beach by Jaye Frances. See it HERE. Buy it HERE.

The Beach by Jaye Frances

I eat and breathe books and love to get lost in the words authors write. I love sharing all the wonderful books and authors I have found since being a member and I hope you do too.

Goodreads shares so many fantastic books and authors you may never hear of if you are not a member, so you are missing out. You may want to consider joining. I look forward to seeing you there!

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HELP! When Should I Cross-Post My Review Poll

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Help me out, please!

I love to read and review books and have a simple question.

I have always cross-posted my reviews after they were published on my blog, until recently.

I love to be the first person to review a book, but the main reason I have started doing it is because I can do it at my leisure.

I used to scramble to get them posted to Amazon and Goodreads the day the review was published on my blog. Then I found myself losing track and sometimes forgetting about it and not posting for days or longer.

When should I post my review?

 
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I post to Amazon, Goodreads, Library Shelf, Shelfari and B & N as soon as the review is scheduled on my blog.

After publishing the review on my blog, I then add it to Booklikes, Tumbler and Literary Addict.

When do you post your review?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Please share them here, so everyone can benefit.

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I received my notification and having been singing and dancing ever since.

On behalf of the Goodreads team, I want to say thank you. You’re in the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! Your many thoughtful book reviews help make us a vibrant place for book lovers.

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Book Blast and Giveaway for H. D. Gordon’s Shooting Stars

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Author H.D. Gordon

Shooting Stars Synopsis

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Once upon a time, a common boy fell in love with a princess. It was a hopeless, forbidden love, grown in a world where sorcery and magic rule over all. Now, dark times are brewing, and destiny will bring them together, while fate works to keep them apart. Extraordinary battles will be fought, and extraordinary choices made. Join the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga for the beginning of a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss, of desperate wishes made on stars.

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Book Info

Title: Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel #1)

Author: H.D. Gordon

Publisher: ShareAread

Release Date: March 15th, 2013

Formats:  E-book

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

H.DauthorpicH. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa’s tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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H. D Gordon’s Cover Reveal and New Release of Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel #1)

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Shooting Stars Synopsis

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Once upon a time, a common boy fell in love with a princess. It was a hopeless, forbidden love, grown in a world where sorcery and magic rule over all. Now, dark times are brewing, and destiny will bring them together, while fate works to keep them apart. Extraordinary battles will be fought, and extraordinary choices made. Join the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga for the beginning of a tale of star-crossed lovers and magic, of hope and love and loss, of desperate wishes made on stars.

Book Info

Title: Shooting Stars (A Surah Stormsong Novel #1)

Author: H.D. Gordon

Publisher: ShareAread

Release Date: March 15th, 2013

Formats:  E-book

Goodreads TBR: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17453446-shooting-stars

Cover Artist: Regina Wamba

 Early praise for the author

“From the very first sentence the author has you hooked and wanting to read more.”

Tt ~Goodreads

“This debut novel from H.D. Gordon has everything what I love in ya. Romance, suspense, action, kick ass heroine and of course smokin hot Kayden. I loved every moment of this book and I found it extremely difficult to put down. “
Patrycja ~ Goodreads

 

“She keeps the reader’s attention throughout the novel with unique twists in the ever unfolding plot.”
Tiffany {A Purrfect Read} ~Goodreads

 

Blood Warrior has one of the best Chapter One opening and ending I’ve ever read.

Cecilia Robert ~ Goodreads

 

 About the Author

H.DauthorpicH. D. Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and H. D. plans to complete Alexa’s tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #1)The Alexa Montgomery Saga

Blood Warrior:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

To see my Review of The Alexa Montgomery Saga Blood Warrior, go HERE.

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Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #2)The Alexa Montgomery Saga

Half Black Soul:

In the past few weeks Alexa Montgomery has had her entire world flipped upside down. She’s gone from living a semi-normal teenage life to a life full of vampires and werewolves who all expect her to deliver them from the control of an evil dictator.

Alexa is the last of her kind; a Sun Warrior, and now she has left the safety of Two Rivers to search for her mother, but she’s left her sister behind to do so, and Nelly is the one person that she was told that she must always protect. Kayden, a vampire who is Alexa’s other half, has followed her on her journey. But, secrets are about to come out, relationships will break and danger lies just up ahead. Will Alexa be able to get through all of this and make it out alive? And, will she be able to protect Nelly from danger when she is so far away?

To see my Review of The Alexa Montgomery Saga: Half Black Soul, go HERE.

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 The Rise (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #3)The Alexa Montgomery Saga

The Rise:

The supernatural world in which Alexa Montgomery has found herself is on the brink of war. She is charged with the task of raising an army, defeating an evil dictator, and struggling to contain the bloodthirsty monster that lives within her.

These are things Alexa can handle, but when the person she loves most in the world takes a turn for the worst, Alexa’s loyalty and determination will be tested in the most horrifying of ways. Will she be able to rise to the challenge, or will her love for her sister kill her once and for all?(

The Dwellers Saga books are now available everywhere eBooks and paperbacks are sold via Amazon.com. Also, David pledged when he started writing to always respond to his readers, and he loves getting comments and questions, so please contact him using one of his favorite social networking sites below.  He loves to get in contact with readers.

To see my Review of The Alexa Montgomery Saga: The Rise, go HERE.

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Redemption (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #4)The Alexa Montgomery Saga

Redemption:

The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is… for who?

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Joe:

From the author of the Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a book that will take you into the mind of a genuine psychopath, the lives of six ordinary people, and the world of a very special girl named Joe.

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her.

Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

Stay tuned for my upcoming Review

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Praise for this Title

was glued to this book, all the way to the very climatic end.

Literary Vixen

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspenseful thrillers with a touch of the paranormal on the side.

A Goddess of Literature

Anyway, this story is told from the POV of JOE, and a third person POV of several more characters.

Vanya Petkova

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Giveaway and Review of Untouchable by Lindsay Delagair

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Untouchable (Untouchable, #1)
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• Title: Untouchable (Untouchable #1)

• Series or Standalone : Series, Untouchable is the first book in the Untouchable Series

• Author: Lindsay Delagair

• Release Date: July 30, 2011

• Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: 

Picking a boyfriend can be murder, but for Annalisa Winslett, it might end up being the literal death of her.

No one at Pensacola High School suspects the girl they know as Annalisa McKinnis to be a wealthy heiress in hiding, but things begin to unravel when two new guys enroll. Both guys are gorgeous, and both are trying to win her over. The only problem is that one of them has a million dollar contract to put a bullet in her.

This book is the beginning of a wild ride in a trilogy that will make you wonder if the power of love can truly conquer all.

When her pure and innocent heart is offered to him, will this cold and empty hitman fall, or will he remain untouchable?

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MY REVIEW

When my grandpa died, my mom thought he was murdered. To keep Kimmy, my sister,  and I safe, she sent us here, to Pensacola.

Jewels and I were sitting in her car with the radio blaring when he pulled up in his 370Z.

I was used to guys hitting on me at my old school, but I never knew if they were after me or my money. At my new school, I downplayed myself and tried to stay under the radar. He seemed interested in me for myself. I was drawn to Evan, but I had no intention of getting involved with anyone from Pensacola. I would be going home as soon as we straightened out the mess back in Palm Beach.

I left school, only to find my car wouldn’t start . I was going to  be late picking up Kimmy at her school. I panicked. Evan told me he could give me a ride, but no way was I going to let that happen. I didn’t want anyone knowing anything about us. I saw he was getting very angry and I began to feel the first inkling of fear. The custodian came and saved me. He popped the hood and saw the battery cable was loose. I know that doesn’t just happen by itself.

The next day at school I saw we had another new addition, Ryan. He was hot and, even though it was obvious Jewels was interested in him, he seemed more interested in me.

I finally broke down and invited Evan to church. I ended up blurting out my whole story. Still something about him scared me, made me not trust him. Then why did I tell him my secrets? Could it get me killed?

Which guy was good and which was bad, Evan or Ryan? Who cared for her and who wanted her dead?

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4 STARS – Would Highly Recommend To Others

The cover is deceiving. When you read the book, it will become obvious why it was chosen, as will the title.

I was drawn to the book because it mentioned Pensacola High School. I thought, cool, I know Pensacola very well. I was curious to see if I traveled the same roads as Annalisa. We drove down Cervantes and Fairfield, the scenery very familiar to me.

The book started out like I thought it would. A lot of teenage angst. A menage a trois. l never saw the twist it took coming. Caught me by surprise, but drew me deep into their story. I began developing my own hopes and dreams for them. Then I began racing through the pages, eager to see what would happen next.

Annalisa was not a big risk taker. She was secretive. No one at school was wise to her capabilities; but she knew martial arts and could drive the wheels off most any car. She thought her mom was going crazy. She didn’t believe that her Grandpa had been murdered.

She had a voice like an angel. She sang Christian rock. I always think that is odd, Rock n Roll bands and church. But why not?

Evan was hot, but he seemed older than a high school student should be. More than once, Evan said something that would puzzle and scare her, but she never took the time to think it through.

Ryan was hot, too. She was suspicious of him, because he knew about rich people and Palm Beach. Did he know who she was?

Mentioned Hoobastank on the Ipod he sent to her. “The Reason” was the only song on it. I saw them at Amos Studio, at Pensacola State College. I had never heard of them before then and the first song they sang was, you guessed it, “The Reason”. I thought, small world.

This is an awesome book. I loved it. I thought the premise was ridiculous, at first. Then I thought of all the Criminal Minds I have watched. Didn’t seem so ridiculous then, because I love Criminal Minds and some of their storylines are way out there.

I read the Prologue for unforgivable. Now I have to know what happens. A must read for me. I am so hooked, even though I feel the journey they take would never happen in real life, only through the author’s words. But that’s cool. It is a book after all, fantasy and fiction.

I can’t give it a five, because of too many editing errors.

I received this book in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Quotes

“Life is a dally experience. God gives us a fresh chance every morning to discover what’s out there.”

FOTM – Flavor  of the Month

“Maybe the old saying about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer came about because your enemies could sometimes be more interesting.”

“This could get ironic, the hitman gets emotional and the victim goes cold.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsay lives in Florida on the west coast.  She is married and has three children.  Although she holds a degree in technology, writing full-time (someday) is her dream job.  She enjoys different genres, but always comes back to writing romance.

Novels:

Heart of the Diamond (published)
Untouchable Trilogy:
Untouchable – Book 1
Unforgiveable – Book 2
Untraceable – Book 3
Kingdom Hill
The Substitute (novelette)
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 Giveaway #1

taiwan flag smiley animated gif Pictures, Images and PhotosLindsay Delagair  is offering  for the Giveaway 1 (one) ebook copy to a lucky commenter. International. Easy entry as always, just leave your email address and answer the question:

I love cars, especially fast cars. If you could have any car, money no option, what would it be? 

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNER IS “JESS”.

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 Tour Wide Giveaway #2

The tour wide giveaway is for 3 x signed paperback copies of Untouchable. (US ONLY)

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Tour  Schedule

 

1. Feb 26th :: Coffee, Books & Lipgloss – Review Post 2. Feb 26th :: Italian Brat’s Obsessions – Promo Post
3. Feb 26th :: i love lady porn – Review Post 4. Feb 28th :: Book addicts not so anonymous – Review Post
5. Feb 28th :: Our Reading Worlds – Review Post 6. Feb 28th :: Bookaholic Corner – Promo Post
7. Mar 1st :: M&M Book Blog – Review Post 8. Mar 1st :: MyBookMuse – Review Post
9. Mar 1st :: ReadingRenee – Review Post 10. Mar 1st :: Globug & Hootie – Review Post
11. Mar 2nd :: SIK Book Reviews – Promo Post 12. Mar 3rd :: The Boyfriend Bookmark – Review Post
13. Mar 4th :: Wicked Wolves & Dreaming Dragons – Review Post 14. Mar 4th :: Charlie, Coffee and a Good Book – Review Post
15. Mar 5th :: For The Love Of Film And Novels – Review Post 16. Mar 5th :: Pamela Foreman, Published Author – Review Post
17. Mar 5th :: Hardcover Therapy – Review Post 18. Mar 6th :: Confessions of a Book Addict – Promo Post
19. Mar 6th :: Along The Road – Review Post 20. Mar 7th :: Crystal’s Random Thoughts – Review Post
21. Mar 7th :: Fundinmental – Review Post 22. Mar 7th :: YA Book Addict – Promo Post
23. Mar 7th :: Sab The Book Eater – Review Post 24. Mar 7th :: Romance Addict Book Blog – Review Post
25. Mar 7th :: Two Girls Reading – Review Post 26. Mar 8th :: Book Nerds Anonymous – Review Post
27. Mar 8th :: Prosperpine Craving – Review Post 28. Mar 9th :: Lounging With Lindsey – Review Post
29. Mar 9th :: A Bookish Escape – Review Post 30. Mar 9th :: Reviews by Tammy & Kim – Review Post
31. Mar 9th :: Jein’s Journey – Review Post 32. Mar 9th :: Romance is in the Air – Promo Posts
33. Mar 9th :: Tiffany Talks Books – Review Post 34. Mar 9th :: The Book Diaries – Review Post
35. Mar 9th :: Simply Sensational Book Fanatics – Promo Post 36. Mar 9th :: Blakely Bennett’s Blog – Review Post

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Lancaster HouseLancaster House
by Taylor Dean
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Createspace

Premise: 

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory. As she begins the restoration, she finds herself falling in love with the old house . . . not to mention its illustrious builder, Mr. Lancaster. Zoe becomes obsessed with the house as she discovers its secrets; hidden rooms, secret passageways . . . and a mysterious man who seems to think the house is his. Who is he? More importantly, how does he live in her home unseen and unheard?

The unexpected answers leave her reeling—and questioning everything she’s ever known. To her dismay, Zoe’s actions land her in the local psychiatric hospital, scheming for ways to return to Lancaster House . . . and the love of her life.

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The Middle Aisle (Lancaster House)The Middle Aisle
by Taylor Dean
Paperback, 356 pages
Published November 26th 2012 by Create SpacePremise:

Zoe Grayson is back in Lancaster House, ordered to bed rest for the duration of her unexpected pregnancy. Doctor Wade Channing, her overzealous psychiatrist, is living in Lancaster House, taking care of her, waiting on her, and tending to her every need. It seems to be the perfect arrangement.

There’s just one catch.

She has to tell him her story—everything that has happened in her life since the moment she escaped from Serenity Hills. It’s been quite an adventure to include renovating another home and a walk down the middle aisle.

But, that’s all over now. Nothing is real. It never was.

How did she end up in this miserable situation?

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Lancaster House contains many secret passageways and hidden rooms. It’s definitely part of its charm. The house itself is a main character in the book without me intentionally writing it that way. But Lancaster House isn’t the only one keeping secrets. I couldn’t resist adding a couple of secrets of my own into the writing of this book.

First I need to explain. I vividly remember sitting in my California Lit class in high school, listening to my teacher explain the hidden meanings John Steinbeck placed in the Grapes of Wrath—the types of things that are in Cliff Notes. I was mesmerized. I was impressed. Like the preacher’s name was Jim Casy. Initials: J.C. By no mistake did Mr. Steinbeck choose those initials—he chose the name Jim Casy to mimic the initials Jesus Christ. At least this is what my teacher taught me. Did Mr. Steinbeck confirm this? I have no idea. I’ve always wondered if these types of things are made up by people who study classic literature or if the author really intended it that way! Still, the concept fascinated me. Next I learned about East of Eden. The father’s name is Adam, and his son’s names are Caleb and Aron. (Father Adam=C for Cain and A for Abel) At any rate, you get the whole initial idea thing. To a young student of literature, this was intriguing and I never forgot it. (I grew up living only an hour away from John Steinbeck’s infamous Cannery Row, hence the obsession with Steinbeck.)

With the above thoughts in mind, I set out to name my hero. Since the visual of Adam Lambert was the image that inspired my main character, I decided to stick with A.L. as the initials. Andre Lancaster. Yes, I’ll put secrets in my book just like John Steinbeck, I thought. Brilliant.

Okay, so it’s not that amazing. But it felt amazing. The kind of thing that made me smile to myself whenever I thought about it.

There is one other similarity to Adam Lambert and American Idol placed in Lancaster House.  During the American Idol season, Adam Lambert would show up on stage dressed in his casual attire, with his hair flopping over one eye, looking like an anime rocker. In the next performance he’d show up with his hair slicked back, dressed in a classy suit, singing “Tracks of my Tears.”

To view Adam’s performance of “Tracks of my Tears,” click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc2lXKuXUD8

A total transformation. I couldn’t resist having my main character do the same.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Taylor Dean. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Bay window with leaded stained glass windows in a Victorian home. What a lovely spot for a writing desk.

*To learn of another American Idol performance that inspired a certain scene in Lancaster House,come back tomorrow and visit my study at Proud Book Nerd. . . you won’t bedisappointed . . .

 Pssst… to see my real study, hop over to Letters to the Cosmos and Sarah’s review!
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2/11 – Unputdownable Books – Guest Post
2/12 – I Am A Reader, Not a Writer – Guest Post
2/13 – Fundinmental Guest Post
–          Letters to the Cosmos – Review
2/14 – Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review
–          Proud Book Nerd – Guest Post
2/15 – LDS & Lovin’ It – Review
2/17 – Phantasmic Reads – Review
–          Lavender & Camomile Press Guest Post
2/18 – The Reading Diaries – Guest Post
2/19 –  Living a Goddess Life – Review
–          Beck Valley Books – Guest Post
2/20 – Living the Goddess Life –  Recipe
–          Colorimetry
2/21 – Passion and Life – Guest Post
–          Books Mystify – Goodreads Review
2/22 – Christy’s Cozy Corner – Review
2/24 – Christy’s Cozy Corner – Review
–          A Buckeye Girl Reads – Guest Post
2/25 – Living a Goddess Life – Review
–          Icultgen – Guest Post
2/26 – Who’s Thanny?  (Byzinha) – Review
–          Letters to the Cosmos – Review
2/27 – Living a Goddess Life – Recipe
–          Tressa – Goodreads Reviewer

2/28 – A Buckeye Girl Reads – Review
3/1 – Grand Finale TBA…
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Like the “Son”, would Charmeine sacrifice herself to save the others?

Mactus: The Light-Bearer Series (Book II) by Emily Guido

Spoiler Alert: This is the second book in The Light-Bearer Series.

To see my Review for Charmeine, Book I, go HERE.

Mactus – Latin – means well done, good job, honored, good luck.

Mactus (The Light-Bearer, #2)

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Charmeine and Tabbruis awoke to Shane barging in, demanding answers. Shane was very protective of Charmeine and he didn’t like the idea that Tabbrius could be taking advantage of her.

Tabbruis told him that he had been an orphan, like Charmeine and that he was also a vampire. Charmeine went on to tell Shane how they had found out that Tabbruis was a Blood-Hunter and she was a Light-Bearer. Tabbruis explained that they were sworn enemies, but their love was something special, their hearts beat as one, and Tabbruis could no longer see a life without her.

Shane proceeded to tell them, that he was also an orphan. He told them about a dream he had. It was the same dream that Charmeine and Tabbruis had been talking about. They had all been together. What could it mean?

Then, everything came rushing back to Charmeine. She told them what she remembered, that her and Tabbruis had been married and Shane was their child. They had been a family in Heaven. Shane was the one to voice the question – Why? Why had they forgotten? And what had happened to separate them?

Hurt, pain, and loneliness poured from them, only to replaced by love, joy and a sense of belonging.

Tabbruis’ voodoo stare told them to do as he said, when he told them to get ready to leave. They were going to Romania. Dimitri had sent Tabbruis’ “brother” to collect them.

They were attacked at the airport. The fight was brutal and to the death. No one had known, not even Shane, that he had powers, but when the Blood-Hunter took Charmeine, Shane was the one who saved her.

Tabbruis had seen a darkness surrounding Charmeine, but said nothing.

As they approached Dimitri’s castle, security kept getting tighter, more intense. It was now going to be their home too.draculas castle Pictures, Images and Photos

In Tabbruis’ dream, Charmeine was being tortured. He awoke with a start and immediately started looking for her, but she was gone. He had told her that God had made him for her and she for him. Their hearts beat in tune and their love would save them.

But, like the “Son”, would Charmeine  sacrifice herself to save the others?

4 STARS – Would Highly Recommend To Others

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The cover is pretty, but does not do the story justice. It does show that Charmeine and Tabbruis are together, but it does not portray what they will have to go through to make that happen. The title is appropriate. It will take good luck for them to make it through what is to come.

Not only do the characters grow on you, the story deepens and takes you along with it. As they fight to survive, they risk it all. But Tabbruis does not want to live without Charmeine. He must convince her, not to sacrifice herself. There has to be another way.

Their friends will give up their lives to help keep them safe. How many of us can say the same? To have such loyal family and friends could be something we all strive for. Not only to have for ourselves, but to be that family member or friend that would do the same.

I marvel at Emily’s ability to, not just create the story, but to be able to describe it so vividly that I feel as if it could be real. Who is to say? Do you believe in Angels? If you do, then there must be demons also. Who knows what form they would take.

I received this book free from the author. I am not sure if she expected a review or not, but as I read through every book of the series (and I can hardly wait to start the next book) I will be doing a review for each and every one. I would like others to see, that this is a series that they will want to add to their collection of books.

Some Of My Favorite Quotes

“So I will have you forever.” – Tabbruis

“Yep! No exchanges or refunds. You’ve already ripped off the tag. Sorry.” – Charmeine

“Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring  and suffering.” -Tabbruis

Their song “She’s got a way” by Billy Joel

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily Guido Emily Guido is a very new Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing “The Light-Bearer Series” because one day she got an idea of two light and dark characters who have an epic romance. A week later, Emily had over a 100,000 words written. When she writes, she pictures the characters in her head going through vivid descriptions of each scene. She has written five novels, “Charmeine” “Mactus” “Accendo” “Seditious” and “Ransom” The sixth novel in “The Light-Bearer Series,” is entitled “Conundrum” and will be released in 2013.

Notes to Reviewers and Readers:
First, the Blood-Hunter race or Elders have been on Earth for thousands of years. Because of this, they do not use contractions like I’m, don’t or can’t. They communicate in a more refined way because of their age.

Second, there are several OLD editions out in circulation of my books. Please leave a review on the current edition. Please feel free to contact me, Emily, at [email protected] to check the edition you have is the recent edition.

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Review of The Bones of Others by Vickie McKeehan

Vickie has a way of grabbing you by the….and pulling you into the story from the very first page.

 

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He liked to go the park and watch the little girls. That is when he saw her. She was the one who would help launch his business venture, Whitfield’s Little Angels. It was so easy. They always believed him. She was twelve years old and so sweet and innocent. That was 13 years ago.

Now. Erin Prescott was only 15. She was sneaking to the mall after school to meet up with Jason Avery.

The rain would help disguise his blitz attack.

Josh Ander was CEO and founder of Ander All Games, the front man. Todd was the programmer, the brains of the company, but he liked to stay low profile. Josh treated his employees to Friday nights out at the local hangout, Gulls. It was like patting a dog for a job well done and in return they would work harder to please him. When he walked in, the guys were talking about a wolf being seen in the city. Sure.

Melanie had been stalking Josh, but when she followed him into the men’s room to suggest a quickie, it was the last straw. He had made a mistake by sleeping with her once and now she thought he really wanted her. He slipped out the back way, just going for a breath of fresh air and to regroup. He lost track of where he was, until he found himself surrounded by four men, one with a knife. He didn’t care about the cash or the watch, but his wife had died and he wasn’t going to give up his wedding ring.

All of a sudden, she appeared, as if from thin air, like a goddess fromArtemis the Goddess Pictures, Images and Photos one of his video games. He saw a warrior with a light saber. She was all over them, using her night stick, her hands, her feet, karate kicking them until they went down. While they were down, she gave each one of them a few more kicks and hits to make sure they stayed there.

When he asked her name she told him, Skye Cree.  She wanted to take him to the hospital because he had been stabbed. Instead, he convinced her to take him home.

“She had been on the hunt and now it seemed she had to babysit a helpless, wasted schmuck.”

She got him home and played doctor, patching him up. Was there anything she couldn’t do, he wondered? After she patched him up, she left him, passed out.

She’d lost his trail. She knew she would never be finished, that there would always be another.

As she looked into the fog, she came face to face with a wolf – its eyes as violet as her own. It would take Kiya to help her find the bones of others.

  5 STARS – Would Buy It For Them (lol)

Who is she? Why is she here? What is she hunting?  And that was only the first chapter.

I love love love it. Paranormal, romance, crime. A gorgeous hunk of man and a woman superhero, with the monster next door thrown in.

I love the cover. Vickie’s book covers seem to speak to me, making me want to read the book before I even find out what it is about. Her writing is amazing and her stories are so easy to read that I begin to live and breathe with her characters.

The plot is so well-developed that I am drawn from page to page and chapter to chapter, not wanting to stop for anything. Just wanting to find out what was going  to happen next.

Skye – I love that the main character is a female warrior, with her Nez Perce Indian heritage, it made the warrior image even more appropriate. Instead of the sword and shield, she had Karate and a night stick. No nine to five job for her. She had a mission and a purpose that drove her to accomplish the amazing things she did. I love strong female characters in novels, because I feel I could never be that person, but I want to have the opportunity to feel the things she feels and do the things she does and through words I am able to do that. Vickie is so good at drawing me in and making me feel a part of the story.

Josh – A rich, handsome, sexy man who is not stuck on himself. What’s not to love? Accepting of her being the strong one, but still knowing how to bring his assets to the table. I love that the main male character wanted to help her with her mission and went about making it possible for her to continue to do so without expecting or wanting anything from her, other than herself.

Vickie’s characters are so intriguing, that you wish you knew them, that they were your friends. How interesting life would be if they were. They could be your everyday person next door, who gets up and goes to work at their day job. I love the way Vickie depicts her women – no weak, sniveling, crying. whining femme fatale’s for her.

I wanted to read it cover to cover, non-stop, but my eyes grew heavy and the words began to blur. I didn’t want to miss a word of it, so I slowly closed the Kindle and called it a night.

Vickie’s books are chock full of love and romance, adventure and thrills. Heart stopping and heart warming. I can’t help but think that at least one of her books is bound to become that mega-hit movie you are waiting for

I received this book from the author, in return for an honest and unbiased review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vickie McKeehan   Vickie is the author of six novels, including The Evil Trilogy and the Pelican Pointe series. She’s a hardcore lover of books who grew up listening to her mother tell fascinating stories about ghosts and other tales full of characters she wasn’t sure ever really existed.

A self-proclaimed beachgoer and ocean-lover, she lives in Southern California with the love of her life. When she isn’t working on her next manuscript or screenplay, she loves to be outdoors.

In her spare time she tries to grow things which other people commonly refer to as gardening. She loves reading all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction, loves to play video games, and enjoys watching football with the hubby. If you’ve ever read any of her books, you know she’s a die-hard Raider fan, which means she has the patience of Job.

She lives for chocolate, but then who doesn’t? She’ll kill for a cup of coffee in the morning. She’s convinced the best food on earth is French fries. And she could easily be a vegetarian if it wasn’t for bacon.

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ALERT – ALERT – The Bones of Others by Vickie McKeehan is now available – ALERT – ALERT

Vickie McKeehan is at it again. She has just released a novel in a new series with Skye Cree. I am incredibly happy to invite you to check it out. These are books that must be on your TBR shelf.

I find the covers of her books speak to something deep inside me. They call to me and I must answer by picking up the books and reading them one, by one, by one……I can only hope that there are many more to come.

The Bones of Others by Vickie McKeehan

The Bones of Others  At the age of twelve Skye Cree was kidnapped by a pedophile. But Skye managed to get away. Now as an adult, a survivor, she’s on the prowl for monsters like the one who took her that day from the park, putting an end to her childhood.

Josh Ander is the geeky, wealthy owner of a gaming company. The night he crosses paths with Skye Cree, changes his life forever, putting him on a different path entirely than the one he’d planned.

Once Josh and Skye join forces, they’ll venture into the dark side of Seattle where human trafficking thrives and kids are bought and sold every day. With girls disappearing off the streets in alarming numbers, with young lives hanging in the balance, they’ll do whatever it takes to hunt down the ones preying on kids. But not all can be saved. It will take a wolf’s instincts to find the monsters burying—the bones of others

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I found this author when I joined Goodreads and did a R2R of her novel, Just Evil, the first in the Evil Trilogy. To say I am a fan does not begin to describe how I feel about her writing. To see my reviews of the Evil Trilogy, follow the links below. To purchase your copy of any of the books, simply click on the cover.

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I have not read any of the Pelican Pointe Series yet, but am eagerly anticipating diving in to these. If you would like to check out more, simply click on the cover to be taken to Amazon and get your copy.

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