Saturday, May 30, 2015

Book Blitz: Banish, by Nicola Marsh

Release Date: 05/26/15
264 pages
Summary from Goodreads:

Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul.

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks? 



I screwed up my nose and reluctantly flipped open the screen. “Ronan sends me music clips he makes.” My finger hovered over the play button. “Tonight he said he’d composed a song just for me. It’s amazing.”


“At the end of the song, the camera panned into another room and that’s when I saw...”

My voice trembled and Angie’s lips thinned. “Show me.”

I hit play and braced.

The haunting melody embraced me, so familiar now I’d heard it repeated so many times over the last ten minutes. As the final notes faded, I stared at the screen, wanting to look away but unable to. Would Angie see it? Would she convince me I wasn’t going crazy?

I waited. Five long, excruciating seconds.

And nothing.

The screen went black.

I couldn’t look at Angie, my disappointment acute.

She jabbed a finger at the keyboard. “Play it again.”

Wanting to hug her, I hit the button. Another eight times.

All the while hoping the gruesome scene was on some weird cyclical repeat.


No girl, no body, no blood.

No freaking idea what the hell was going on with me.

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About the Author USA TODAY bestselling author and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 54 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.
Her YA urban fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the 2014 National Readers’ Choice Award for Best Young Adult novel.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review of From Hell to Breakfast by Cynthia St. Aubin

Cynthia St. Aubin writes in one of my favourite romance styles. Her characters are witty, likeable, annoying and just down right funny. Her original series The Case Files of Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist is great. In fact it is where Crixus got his start so you may want to go back and read that series too!!!!!!!

I love the way Ms. St. Aubin combines Greek Mythology with a modern twist. I thought I knew all of the players. Imagine my delight to meet a new member. I may be the only person who has never seen Spartacus.

Now that he has his own series Crixis comes into his own. He seems more well-rounded and flawed at the same time. He still has the bad boy aura about him that made you like him in the Matilda series but now we get a much better look at him as a ‘person’.

You believe his chemistry and the struggle with Vinnie. Who hasn’t had a boyfriend/girlfriend that you want to kiss and shake at the same time?

And I love the twist put on the portrayal of the Sirens and Hades, in fact I have to wonder if maybe in the future we aren’t going to see Hades a bit more (hint hint Ms. St. Aubin)

The book moves at a light-hearted fast speed. It’s the perfect read to help you unwind and relax. There are just enough twists and a light touch of mystery to help you keep turning the page.

The book goes on Sale May 19th!!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Waking Up Dead Sale

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She expected heaven or hell. She got Alabama.

When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to heaven, or maybe hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she's witnessed another murder, and she's not about to let this one go. She's determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up dead in Alabama? _____________________________________________


When I died, I expected to go to heaven.

Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.

Instead, I went to Alabama.

Yeah. I know. It’s weird.

I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife--and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.

At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it--ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.

And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.

You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me--I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.

That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.

Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.

Not this dead chick, anyway.


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Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Waking Up Dead, Taming the Country Star, Bound by Blood, Legally Undead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her daughter and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.


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