Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cover Reveal for A Bad Boy's Anthology: Branded

A Bad Boys Anthology



Jeanne McDonald

Jo Matthews

Mary Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth

Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Changeling K.R. Wilburn

Title – Changeling

Series – The Siofra Chronicles 

Author – K.R. Wilburn 

Genre – YA Urban Fantasy 

Publication Date – 5/2/14 

Length (Pages/# Words) – 239/80k words 

Publisher – Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blog Tour Spotlight: Missing Lily by Annette K. Larsen


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Missing Lily

“You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house.

He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night.

Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn’t know her true identity as a member of the royal family.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blog Tour-- Review + Character Bio: To Dream of a Highlander by Samantha Holt



Title – To Dream of a Highlander Series – Highland Fae Chronicles #2 

Author – Samantha Holt 

Genre – Historical Romance 

Publication Date – 11th April 2014 Length (Pages/# Words) – 65000 

Cover Artist – Kim Killion

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Sent on a rescue mission, Finn Mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home.

But fate has other ideas.

In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse—even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Resistance by Jaye L. Knight

Make sure you stop by Tour Schedule to check out the rest of the stops!

“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.

Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spotlight and Excerpt: Manroot by Anne Steinberg

Manroot Book Cover
In the spring of 1939, Katherine Sheahan and her father, Jesse, are looking for work in the isolated tourist town of Castlewood. Jesse gets a job as handyman and Katherine as a maid at a small hotel. Jesse drinks and neglects his work and eventually disappears, abandoning his daughter. Frieda Broom, the hotel Manager, takes Katherine under her wing, and teaches her about ginseng, the manroot, and other secrets of the foothills. Katherine discovers that she is a natural healer and has the ability to communicate with spirits, a gift she inherited from her Navajo Indian mother.

Among the hotels regular clientele is Judge William Reardon. Escaping his sterile marriage, he becomes captivated by Katherine. As the pair bond over astrology and gardening, Katherine becomes convinced they belong together, despite him being much older than her and married. As they begin to fall in love, the violence of dark magic threatens to annihilate all Katherine knows and holds dear. Can their love survive?

Spotlight and Birthday: Special Assignment by Niki Becker

I am very excited to talk about a really great author, Niki Becker. And guess what? 

It's her birthday today!!!!! 

So here's her Top 10 Places to Celebrate Her Birthday:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: SEAL My Destiny by Sharon Hamilton


TITLE –  SEAL My Destiny
SERIES – SEAL Brotherhood #6
AUTHOR –  Sharon Hamilton
GENRE –  Romantic Suspense
PUBLICATION DATE –  June, 1, 2014
LENTH (Pages/# Words) – Full Length Novel
PUBLISHER – Al Publishing


Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen, on the verge of PTSD stemming from the death of his fiancée and a brutal tour overseas, knows he is damaged goods and unsuitable for relationships. While paying respects to a fallen comrade, he is unprepared for the chemical attraction he feels for the carefree dark-haired beauty playing in the surf one evening.

Teaser Tuesdays #86

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Audio Book: Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas

Read by Rosalind Miles

Synopsis: She gave him her innocence . . .Lady Aline Marsden was brought up for one reason: to make an advantageous marriage to a member of her own class. Instead, she willingly gave her innocence to John McKenna, a servant on her father's estate. Their passionate transgression was unforgivable -- John was sent away, and Aline was left to live in the countryside . . . an exile from London society . . .and he took her love.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blog Tour Spotligh- Roman: Saints and Sinners by Kennedy Streath

Roman - Tour Banner


Title – Roman 

Series – Saints and Sinners 

Author – Kennedy Streath 

Genre – Dark Urban Fantasy 

Publication Date – 12/11/12 

Length (Pages/# Words) - 89935 

Publisher – PubRight 

Cover Artist – Poppet

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle

Brand new covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle!
~A paranormal romance series by Taylor Dean~

I love my OLD covers. (Pictured on the left.) I really do. They're different from the norm and that's why they captured my attention.
For Lancaster House, I liked the idea of a hand reaching out from the grave. It seemed appropriate to the story; Andre reaches out to Zoe from beyond the grave. It was Carrie-like and kind of creepy.

There's just one problem.
This is not a horror novel. Not at all. This is a paranormal romance. People who like horror are drawn to the cover and are sadly disappointed when they realize it's a romance.
People who love paranormal romance are turned off by the cover because it looks too creepy.

Review: The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani

Title: The Luthier's Apprentice
Author: Mayra calvani
Author web site:
Publisher: Twilight Times Books,
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Distributors: Amazon Kindle; Apple iBookstore; Nook; Kobo Books; OmniLit, etc
Release date: 

May 15, 2014 (ebook)
August 15, 2014 (print)
Pages: 184

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…

When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice.  But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma's family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Interview with Authors Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed

Authors of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale

Welcome to Vonnie’s Reading Corner.  Tell us a little about yourself.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Danielle Ackley-McPhail: I have worked in publishing for over twenty years and I’ve been published for over thirteen. I write in a wide range of speculative genres from epic fantasy to military science fiction and most things in between. Readers can find out more about my work at I love doing anything creative

Teaser Tuesday #85

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Review: Honor and Innocence by Glen Thomas Hierlmeier

Honor and Innocence Cover
Title: Honor & Innocence: Against the Tides of War
Author:  Glen Thomas Hierlmeier
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 327
Published: March 2014
Against the Tides of War, a historical romance novel by Glen Hierlmeier, will be released March 2014. This book takes the reader through the devastation left by World War II across the European and Asian continents following its main character Hank Fischer, who was drafted to the American Army in 1945 shortly after his high school graduation.

During his service, Hank befriends a German prisoner-of-war, Max, who tells Hank of his twin sister, Roberta, also in captivity. An unlikely romance buds between her and Hank, leaving Hank conflicted between his allegiance to the American Army and his love for Roberta. Hank decides to break out Max and Roberta, and together they make a desperate flight through war-torn Germany where they witness first-hand the destruction post-war Europe has endured. Leaving Max behind in Switzerland, they make their way to the port city of Trieste, where they board a ship and depart to the seas, dealing with pirates, facing adversity, making new friends, and desperately seeking a safe refuge in a place where their love can flourish.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Blog Look!!!

Hi everyone!
What do you think of my new blog look? 

I'm absolutely loving it! It combines my both passions: books and belly dancing.

Remember my old one?

It was a gorgeous and unique one, but it wasn't mine. It was actually borrowed from one of those free blog template websites (for the life of me, I can't remember the website's name). As much as I liked the old blog look, I've been wanting to personalize my blog for a while now. I had all these ideas, but I couldn't seem to be able to create them. Fortunately I have a very talented friend and dance comrade who was able to help me out.

Jaana Baker is a wonderful photographer, artist, belly dancer, and a new mom! Here's her original drawing that I asked her to make for me:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Blitz: The Tycoon's Reluctant Bride by Jenn Roseton

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Title – The Tycoon’s Reluctant Bride 

Series – BBW Romance - Billionaire Brothers 2 

Author – Jenn Roseton 

Genre – Sexy contemporary romance 

Publication Date – May 1, 2014 

Length (Pages/# Words) - Approx 25,000 words 

Publisher – Jenn Roseton

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Audiobook: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Read by Stephanie Cannon


It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lupus Awareness Month-- Spotlight for Empower: Fight LIke a Girl

Praise for Empower: Fight Like A Girl

"Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths. Highly entertaining and original."
- Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Chase and King City, whose mother lost her hearing to lupus.

Title: Empower: Fight Like A Girl
Genre: Anthology of short stories ranging from crime mysteries to paranormal thrillers
Publisher: Words Empower Media
Release date: May 1, 2014

Women of TV have united against lupus! Presenting Empower: Fight Like A Girl, a special collection of short stories by top women writers from some of your favorite shows, including:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays #84

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser: