Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cover Reveal - TO KILL A FAE by Jamie A. Waters


To Kill a Fae
Jamie A. Waters
(The Dragon Portal Series, #1)
Publication date: September 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
The darkness holds more than just secrets…

Marked for death, Sabine escaped from her home and fled to a human city.
But the Wild Hunt will never give up.
For more than a decade, she’s kept her head down and avoided talking about her past.
Even the best-laid plans eventually fall apart…

When a charismatic stranger arrives, Sabine is unwittingly drawn to him and his power. Keeping her distance is nearly impossible, especially after a life debt is called due and she’s tasked with helping him steal a rare artifact.
In order to break the magical barriers protecting the item and save her companions, Sabine will be forced to drop her glamour and reveal her true identity.
The Fae aren’t the only ones hunting her.
And the most dangerous monsters aren’t always confined to the dark.


Author Bio:
Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning, fantasy and science-fiction writer. Her first novel was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award in Science-Fiction/Fantasy Romance and the CIPA EVVY Award in Science-Fiction.
Jamie currently resides in Florida with two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she's not pursuing her passion of writing, she's usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside her closet.
You can learn more by visiting: www.jamieawaters.com

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Friday, July 12, 2019

SPACE COAST BOOK LOVERS was a Blast!

Space Coast Book Lovers is such a fun event!  If you've never been to it, mark your calendar for next year!  This is my third year attending Space Coast Book Lovers Convention and each year it keeps getting better and better (although I'm not sure how they are going to manage to top this one next year!)  Teri Dees Edney has perfected SCBL! 

At registration, everyone received a special bag filled with swag and goodies. ***Here's a hint I wish I had thought about sooner... Some of the attendees brought along markers and had their favorite authors sign the back of the bag! What a great idea for a souvenir of the event!

We started out on Thursday evening with a Meet & Greet. Of course they had the signature drink, the Tipsy Bookworm (SCBL version of a rum runner) and a buffet of delicious food. This was a great chance to meet up with old friends and authors and meet some new-to-me authors as well. Here I am at a table with some of my favorite authors!  S.E. (Susan) Smith, Jamie A. Waters, Savannah Verte and Evelyn Lederman! We had a great evening!

Friday morning we experienced some new adventures. Booknique! I had signed up to start my morning with Murder at Space Coast Book Lovers.  This was like a live game of Clue, with the suspects being characters from the books written by the authors who put this game together... Tara Ames, Aurora St. James, Cayce Poponea, Terri A. Wilson, and Sara Stackpoole. After drinking two mimosa's made by Cayce (champagne with a splash of orange juice for color), the game became very entertaining! 

My next Booknique Adventure was The Mad for Books High Tea Party sponsored by Melanie Karsak, author of Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland. She even graced us with a reading from one of her books.

The room was beautifully decorated with linen tablecloths, china tea cups, flowers and a wonderful table filled with decadent desserts, sumptuous savories, finger sandwiches and tea. We learned how to read tea leaves and tried our hand at tea dueling (I lost, but had fun!).  Each attendee received a beautifully wrapped china tea cup and saucer to take home with us.
My last Booknique Adventure of the day was Books, Bingo & More sponsored by two Bestselling Authors, Patricia Knight and Kris Michaels. The squares on our  Bingo cards were all book-related, and the best part is... we used those little square Dove chocolates as markers! And there were cookies and wine. Lots and lots of wine!  Great gift  baskets for the winners, and everyone left with a book.

More mingling at lunchtime!










The afternoon was filled with Buzz Sessions and then the Author Speed Mingle (very much like speed dating, except that the attendees were able to spend a few minutes with each author).  Loads of fun.

As a special treat, there was an Exclusive Book Launch, where we could see brand new book releases not available anywhere else!  I managed to buy a copy of Savannah Verte's new book Portals, which is due to be released on July 19th... and I have a copy now!

There were so many more books I wanted to buy but I need to find more places to keep them. My bookshelves are overflowing and I am now beginning to hide books at my daughter's house.  Not sure if it's an addiction or an obsession.  I just LOVE books!

The book signing event on Saturday was AWESOME!  So many amazing authors!  In addition to the numerous paperback and hard cover books I won or received as gifts or just outright purchased, my Kindle is about to explode with new ebooks.  I'm wondering just how many ebooks it will hold!

Here are some pics of just a few of the authors present:


Aurrora St. James

I came home with three of her books! Can't wait to start reading this series!  My daughter, Tracy, downloaded the books and she has already finished Book One and halfway thru Book Two. Couldn't put them down!




     Cayce Poponea 
Enticing book covers! And it was so much fun meeting Cayce! I brought home Shamrocks & Secrets, Book One of her Code of Silence series. 😊



Chrys Fey
I've read all of Chrys Fey's disaster series.  Now I'm anxiously awaiting her next one involving a blizzard!




                         
              Elizabeth Raven
             Such an awesome table display! And                             fascinating books too!










Evelyn Lederman
The Purple Lady!!  I always enjoy seeing Evelyn.  I've read a bunch of her books and loved every one of them!


Gracen Miller
Gracen and her co-author, Julie Morgan introduced us to their new Private Dick series, to be released on July 11th. Gotta say... we had a lot of fun joking about the name of this book.

Julie Morgan
Here is an author I greatly admire. Always with a smile on her face and a heart that is super-sized. She co-authored Dick with Gracen Miller, but has a bunch of other books out, many of which I have read and enjoyed. I didn't think anyone could ever get me to read a vampire book... but I read one of Julie's and I have to admit that I really liked it!



Jamie A. Waters
Have you read her Omni Towers Series?  I was hooked from the first page of the prequel and absolutely  had to read the entire series. And I understand she has a new series in the works. An Epic Fantasy to be released in September.



Julia Mills
Thank you Julia for my adorable dragon! Such a treat from an outstanding author!





Okay, I just HAD to add this picture here.  John Antorino is the cover model used in Author Pamela Ackerson's novels, The Gingerbread House and Out of the Wilderness.  Getting a hug from this guy really made my day!  Thank you Pamela!  And thank you John!








Kait Ballenger
Kait brought us her new cowboy/wolf shifter books!  Awesome!

L. H. Nicole
Check out her Legendary Series! The covers are intriguing!


Kerry Adrienne
When we're not talking about books, Kerry and I talk about one of our other obsessions... Rocks!  Yes, we are both rock collectors and I'm always excited to see anything new she has added to her collection. A terrific lady and a terrific author!




Kris Michaels
I came home with two books from Bestselling Author Kris Michaels.  Loved meeting this awesome lady!  Can't wait to start reading Hot Seal, Savannah Nights... although I may just stare at the book cover for a while! (smiling and wiggling my eyebrows)






Lexi Post
And speaking of Awesome Authors... Lexi Post was there with her very own cowboy. 



M.L. Guida
It is always a pleasure to see M.L. Guida... and her Dragons of Zalara (among many other of her amazing books)!

Mikea Howard
Always fun to be around, Mikea Howard is actually two lovely ladies - Mindy Howard and Kelly Smith.







Robbie Cox
And who doesn't LOVE Robbie Cox!!  Not only an awesome author, he's an awesome person.  I came home with a signed copy of Lore Master, the one book I was missing from Robbie's Warrior of the Way series. 




Sara Stackpoole
I was so pleased to meet Sara and have her sign a copy of her true love story, Made Again.  Sara is a new author with a bright future.








S.E. Smith
I have more books than I can count from this amazing bestselling author! Susan Smith is not only a fantastic writer, she's a terrific lady. Immediately upon meeting her at another book convention a few months ago, I felt a sisterhood with her. And yes, I came home with another of her books! I am now the proud owner of Hannah's Warrior, Book Two of her Cosmos' Gateway series. 



Terri A. Wilson
Another awesome author! It was so much fun meeting Terri and getting to know her. Her autographed book Her Damaged Guardian now sits on my bookshelf, waiting for me to read... which will be soon!  Thanks Terri!

There were many more authors I would love to show you here, but I only have so much space on my blog!


The event was topped off by a Neon Party on the last night. Great music, food, drinks and decor!

Awesome Event!  Hats off to Teri Dees Edney, who coordinated Space Coast Book Lovers.  I don't know how she could possibly top this next year, but one thing is for sure...

    ... I will be there to check it out!  I hope you will be too!

((pssst... If you happen to see him, don't tell my hubby how many books I came home with! He doesn't understand my obsession.))

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

New Book Release - MORE THAN STARDUST by Vivien Jackson



Ohmigosh!  I am so excited about this book!  

Happy New Release Day!  MORE THAN STARDUST is now available!

MORE THAN STARDUST is Book #3 in Vivien Jackson's award winning Wanted and Wired series.  

Her debut science fiction romance WANTED & WIRED was an Amazon Best Book of 2017, a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist, and an SFR Galaxy Award winner. 

If you are a Sci-Fi or Cyberpunk fan, you will definitely want this book. I can't wait to read it myself!



About the Author:


Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, she has a degree in English, which just means she's read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football. 

You can find her @Vivien_Jackson or on the web at http://www.vivienjackson.com.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - DEAD SEA by Debbie Cassidy


Dead Sea
Debbie Cassidy
(Chronicles of Deadworld #3)
Publication date: July 2nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Urban Fantasy
When war knocks on the door, burying your head in the sand won’t make it leave.
Death called and I answered. Now Genesis is coming for us. But with the council making every excuse not to listen to my warnings, there’s no other option but to plot behind their backs.
Time is limited.
The sea kingdom awaits, and the sea king isn’t the kind of man to accept a rain check. It means the guys and I will need to hold fire on our plan to pinpoint Genesis’s location.
Let’s just hope that the shit stays away from the fan until my return… Let’s hope it doesn’t follow me.
A Post-Apocalyptic Urban fantasy world with a slow burn Whychoose Romance.


Author Bio:
Debbie Cassidy lives in England, Bedfordshire, with her three kids and very supportive husband. Coffee and chocolate biscuits are her writing fuels of choice, and she is still working on getting that perfect tower of solitude built in her back garden. Obsessed with building new worlds and reading about them, she spends her spare time daydreaming and conversing with the characters in her head - in a totally non psychotic way of course. She writes Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and Reverse Harem Fantasy. All her books contain plenty of action, romance and twisty plots.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Blitz & Giveaway - LOVE AT LAKEWOOD MED by T.J. Amberson


Love at Lakewood Med
T.J. Amberson
Publication date: June 9th 2019
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Savannah Drake would be thrilled about starting her final year of medical school if it weren’t for one thing: she has to spend a month working in the emergency room with cold, aloof Dr. Wesley Kent as her mentor. When her first day in the ER proves to be a humiliating disaster, Savannah is ready to swear off emergency medicine forever. Gradually, though, she finds that the unpredictable, emotional experience of caring for patients in the emergency room is affecting her far differently than she expected – and Dr. Kent turns out to be anything but the arrogant attending physician that she assumed him to be. But just when Savannah finally admits to herself that she is falling for Dr. Kent, she learns that things at the hospital are not all what they seem. Faced with a seemingly impossible choice, Savannah must decide between her future career and everything that she has come to care so much about.
EXCERPT:
“Do you know what you just did?” Doctor Kent puts his eyes on mine.
I stare back at him, my body going cold. I screwed up somehow. That baby might die because of me. I may—
“You ran that resuscitation as well as, or better than, any resident in this hospital would have.” Doctor Kent’s gaze drifts toward Room Fourteen. “Most physicians—even experienced ones—would have understandably panicked around a sick newborn. You didn’t.”
I follow his gaze to the now-vacant room, and remain quiet, letting his words soak in. Once I gather my thoughts, I debate for a second or two before I get up the courage to admit to him:
“This sounds stupid, but I was so focused during that whole encounter that I almost didn’t realize what I was doing while it was happening. It was like I had an invisible shield around me, blocking out distraction and not letting my emotions affect me. Only after the baby was gone did I start feeling it all.”
Doctor Kent doesn’t reply. I blush and reluctantly turn to him again, feeling ridiculous. But Doctor Kent isn’t about to laugh at me. Instead, he has his eyes fixed even more intensely on mine.
“Welcome to emergency medicine,” he says.
I catch my breath as something powerful stirs within me. There’s a moment of unspoken communication between Doctor Kent and me, and then I glance around Fast Track once more. I think that I understand it all a little better now.


Author Bio:
TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific Northwest. With a love of writing in several genres, TJ strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, & original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults.





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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Audible Book Review - TINK'S NEVERLAND (Cosmos' Gateway Book 1) by S E Smith

Title: Tink's Neverland (Cosmos' Gateway, Book 1)
Author: S E Smith
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Montana Publishing
Release Date: March 31, 2012


About the Book:

She touched his hand, and everything changed....

Jasmine “Tinker” Bell has always had a love for life, looking forward to any new adventure that happens to come along, but when a friend’s experiment creates a portal to another world, she finds herself immersed in far more adventure than she ever dreamed.

J’kar ’Tag Krell Manok had given up hope of ever finding his bond mate. Then a pint-size female unlike anything he has ever seen suddenly appears on his spaceship to save the life of his brother, and disappears just as suddenly. He will do anything, follow her anywhere, to get her back - and he just might be able to do that, because she left a very important piece of technology behind...

Discover new worlds, new species, and the hilarity that can ensue when Tink, an eternally optimistic, quirky, small town mechanic meets J’kar, a serious Prime warrior from a far-off galaxy who is used to being in control!

Internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith presents a new action-packed story full of adventure and romance. Brimming with her signature humor, vivid scenes, and beloved characters, this book is sure to be another fan favorite!
Buy Links: Amazon 
Buyer's Note:  Such a great deal!  If you read on Kindle, this book is currently free on Kindle Unlimited, and if you are a member of Audible Escape (formerly known as Audible's Romance Package) you can get it free there as well!


My Review:

If you are a fan of S. E. Smith's Dragon Lords of Valdier series, you are going to love TINK'S NEVERLAND and the Cosmos' Gateway series!  The plot line is somewhat similar, but with a new world and a very real hunky alien man (not a dragon).  

Ms. Smith's books are so much fun to listen to on Audible. Her characters are strong and feisty with an adorable soft side as well. And they are hot. I mean, really, really HOT. Another book that is not for the kiddies. This one is very adult, but with a lot of humor. I mean, a LOT of humor. I couldn't help smiling as I listened.

The story was a bit slow to start, with a lot of background being brought out, but once the story got going, I could not put it down!  Loved all the Sci-Fi stuff, especially RITA. There was a bit of a cliffhanger, or unfinished business, but that's okay. It was a truly fun book to listen to. Can't wait to read more in this series!    

My Rating:

About the Author:
Don't miss out on free ebooks and Audiobooks by visiting http://sesmithfl.com! 

~The true magic of a story is one that gives you the power to believe that you are in control of your destiny. ~ S.E. Smith

The biggest responses from readers are how much they enjoy rereading my stories and the connection they have with the characters. Family, friends, loyalty, and true romance wrapped in vivid, believable worlds create stories you can connect with and leave you feeling empowered! If you are looking for a new type of reading experience, step into the Worlds of S.E. Smith and discover the magic!

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International and Award-winning Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Western Time Travel, and Paranormal Romance. Her addictive story lines bring action, adventure, and suspense-filled tales mixed with humor and romance to readers around the world. 

She has also written emotionally charged, action-packed stories for Young Adults and children that will take them on a journey they will never forget. Her stories cross a variety of genres and she is proud to share these amazing adventures with readers. 

S.E. Smith Awards

New York Times Bestselling Author https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/2015/04/19/e-book-fiction
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
International and Award winning Bestselling Author
2017 Library Journal Best Book Top 5 Pick
2016/2017 Wishing Shelf Book Award Winner and Finalist for Young Adult
2016 Library Journal Best Book Top 5 Pick
2016 SFR Galaxy Award Winner for Best Antho and Best Menagerie Scifi 
2014 & 2015 RomCon Reader Crown Award Winner
Indie Reader Top 10 Author
2014 International TKH Science Fiction Writer of the Year Award Winner
2014 SFR Galaxy Award Winner Best New SFR Series
2014 IRC Nominated Best Author


 

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