Oct 1, 2014

Brew & Boil Release Day Blitz


Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter's foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the dark magic of raising the dead. Rhett’s sword-wielding neighbor with a mysterious past saves Rhett from becoming another casualty of the massacre and teaches him the skills he needs to survive in this new world. Rhett is broken, his normal high school life of book blogging and football playing shoved in a witch-apocalyptic blender. The only thing he has left is his burning desire for revenge. Armed with his new witch hunting skills and a loyal, magic powered dog named Hex, he sets out into the unknown with one mission: hunt and destroy those who took away everyone he ever loved.
But Rhett isn’t just a witch hunter; He has secrets of his own that he has yet to discover, secrets that his enemies will stop at nothing to keep him from. And discovering the truth about himself is the human race’s only hope.


Revenge. That’s all that’s left for witch hunter Rhett Carter. The magic-born have stripped everything from him - killed his friends, cursed his warlock father, shattered his future - leaving him bare and broken, but not dead. Their mistake. When Rhett and Laney are suddenly thrust in different directions, Rhett must decide who to trust and who to kill. Backed by his trusty canine sidekick Hex, Rhett will embark on his deadliest mission yet, one that will lead him directly toward those who want him dead, pushing his unique resistance to magic to the edge and back again as he tries to remove his father’s curse. Separated from Rhett, Laney seeks to understand the strange changes to her sister, Trish, who’s believed to be the last living Clairvoyant, and what role she’s destined to play in the future of humankind. Wrapped around everything are four major groups: the Necromancers, the Changelings, the witch hunters, and New America, the remnants of humanity. When the major forces are brought together for an epic battle, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

https://www.goodreads.com/series/115327-salem-s-revenge Click to purchase BREW http://www.amazon.com/Boil-Salems-Revenge-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00NXFPMPC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411722568&sr=1-1&keywords=Boil+Estes
Get both Brew and its sequel, Boil, the first two books in the Salem's Revenge series, for a special price of $0.99 each for a limited time only (Amazon Kindle exclusive: Brew until October 17th; Boil until October 7th) Click on the above buttons to take advantage of this limited time deal!

There will also be a Twitter Party held on release day, October the 1st between 8 - 10:pm EST. There will be fun, games and prizes. Simply use the #BrewRelease tag to join the fun.



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David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David's a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Country-The-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00B7VTXFO https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16160701-fire-country
To celebrate the launch of Brew and Boil, David Estes is also giving away FREE Kindle copies of his popular YA dystopian AND adventure book, Fire Country. Just click the above link to nab your free copy.

Blog Hop: Something Wicked Strikes


It's finally October and you all know what that means... It's Halloween time! Even though we don't celebrate Halloween in Greece I am so totally in love with everything that has to do with it. I love the decorations and everything spooky. So of course I also love Something Wicked. This is the third year that I will participating in the Blog Hop for all things scary. Besides the Giveaway, this year I decided to do a few extra posts about Halloween Top 10s every Sunday and I have a whole Halloween TBR planned out. So watch out for them too.

For more on the Something Wicked Strikes monthly schedule just click the Blog Hop banner.

GIVEAWAY
You can choose one of the books below. The contest is open internationally, wherever the Book Depository ships.
I've read all of them and I found them all really great, spooky reads. Click on the images for the Goodreads page.
Note: Everything is YA horror, except Afraid which is Adult horror.

For more giveaways see the rest of the blogs in this Blog Hop.



“Rainy

Sep 30, 2014

Book Review: The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan


The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
by Robert Jordan

After finishing the Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist (about 30 books) I was in desperate need of another Epic Fantasy series, that didn't have any complex politics and war tactics, just a couple of normal boys traveling the world, finding out they are ment for greatness and eventually saving everyone. Pretty simple, right? For me, this kind of plot is hard to come by to newer books, that's why I searched for a oldie but goodie. That's how I came across The Wheel of Time series.

This book is exactly what I was looking for. And the series has enough books to keep me occupied for a long time. This is the beginning of the epic journey of Rand, Perrin and Matt. All three of them are normal folks from the Two Rivers. One day their world gets turned upside down when a Trolloc army attacks their town. The enemy attack is led by a Fade, who seems especially interested in the three boys. Luckily for them Moiraine, an Aes Sedai - a woman who can use the One Power - is there to save them. After that, all together, along with Moiraine's warder, Thom the gleeman and Egwene the village's Wisdom in training, they embark on an epic journey to reach Tar Valon where all three boys can hide from the ones after them. Cause the Fade that is chasing them has a master, the Dark One, who everyone up until now thought he was safely sealed in his prison.

I know my summarize of the plot doesn't make much sense for anyone that hasn't already read the book. But let me say that, this is perfect for people getting introduced to epic fantasy. The world is beautifully build but is not confusing. Everything is introduced smoothly and I easily fell in love with the world, scenery and towns the characters visited. Also I really love the main party, and all the secondary characters, and I can't wait to see more of them hopefully in the next books.

So, all in all, I loved this. I can't wait to read more of the trios adventures. There are so many posibilities on what could happen in the future. I am currently waiting for the next book and I'll be starting it as soon as I have it in my hands.

Sep 29, 2014

Announcement: QUEEN OF SOMEDAY by Sherry D. Ficklin

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 

QUEEN OF SOMEDAY by Sherry D. Ficklin!


Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin won't be your average young adult book. No, this book will have something extra special within it. Queen of Someday will be enhanced with embedded videos throughout the story. These videos will give you behind the scenes looks into the life of Catherine the Great, as well as author commentary. Enhance your reading experience with this new enhanced young adult book! Enhanced e-books are fairly new, and Clean Teen Publishing is excited to be able to offer one to you! Queen of Someday is scheduled to release on October 7, 2014. Watch the video below to hear more about this exciting announcement from Author Sherry D. Ficklin. Make sure to hop over to her website before you leave to enter her giveaway and definitely don't forget to pre-order your copy today and save $2. The price of Queen of Someday will increase on the day after release! 

*Please note that on many reading devices may not be able to show enhanced content. In this case, you will be able to follow a digital link that is embedded within the e-book to view each video online. Currently the best reading platform for enhanced e-books is iBooks. However, most Kindle and Nook devices will allow you to follow the link to our external secure website to view the bonus content. 



PRE-ORDER QUEEN OF SOMEDAY TODAY

Save $2 when you pre-order your copy today! 

Release Day: October 7, 2014
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Series: A Stolen Empire Series

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophia will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?


A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

The true story of Catherine the Great is one fraught with betrayal, intrigue, and romance. While a good deal of my story is drawn from actual people and events, I have been very liberal in the rearrangement of dates, events, and places. Whenever possible I took my cues from her own words, intermixing my own thoughts and ideas. My thought upon the creation of the book was simple. I looked at the woman she was when she claimed the crown and then wondered, how did an innocent girl from Germany become such a force of nature? Most people aren’t born cold or ambitious, but have circumstances that forge them into those people. And that was the story I wanted to tell in this book. I wanted to see the events in her early life that would have changed her into the person she became, and not knowing the truth of that story, I simply made something up. That is what we, as writers, do best.

If you are curious about the real history behind Catherine, I suggest heading to your local library and doing a bit of research. This is not meant to be a historically accurate representation, but a flight of fancy, one that I hope you, dear reader, will enjoy as much as I have.


WATCH THE OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER:

ABOUT SHERRY D. FICKLIN



Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.



She is the author of The Gods of Fate Trilogy now available from Dragonfly Publishing. Her previously self-published novel After Burn: Military Brats has been acquired by Harlequin and will be released in 2015 with a second book in that series to follow. Her newest YA steampunk novel, EXTRACTED: The Lost Imperials book 1, co-written with Tyler H. Jolley is now available everywhere books are sold and her newest YA novel, Losing Logan, is due for release in 2014 from Clean Teen Publishing.








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Book Blitz: Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner & GIVEAWAY



Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner
Publication date: September 18th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.

The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.

Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.

For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.



Purchase:
FREE during the blitz!




AUTHOR BIO
Tiana Warner was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and collecting tea cups.

Author links:
http://www.tianawarner.com/
https://twitter.com/tianawarner
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5825979.Tiana_Warner


GIVEAWAY
Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
--Signed copy of Ice Massacre
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sep 28, 2014

Showcase Sunday #40 - September 2014


Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
~Vicky @ Books Biscuits and Tea



Hello everyone! It's been a while since I did a book haul and I decided that from now on I will just one each month, on the last Sunday. I am going to skip the books I got during the summer, 'cause there are a lot of them. If you follow me on instagram you know what I am talking about. In this SS I am just going to showcase the books I accumulated in September (hopefully there won't be more 'cause I just placed a huge order for October and I am waiting on a lot of pre-orders).


A few words: 
I won the audiobook for Impostor. I love this book and I really want to listen to the audiobook too, to see what it's like. I am currently reading Get Even and it's amazing. I am a huge Gretchen McNeil fan and this one doesn't disappoint. I listened to Veronica Mars at the beginning of the month, it was my first ever audiobook, and Kristen Bell rocked. Needless to say I am now a member of audible! I would also like to thank J.L. Bryan for my copy of Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper. I was part of the blitz and he kindly provided a copy to everyone. This is a book I am really looking forward to. Finally, 7 Out-Of-This-World Teen Novels is on sale for only $.99. It includes many Entangled Teen novels I am looking forward to: The Marked Son by Shea Berkley, Inbetween by Tara Fuller, Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs, Conjure by Lea Nolan, Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas. Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt. Prophecy Girl by Cecily White. I just had to get it. Here is the Amazon link: Seven Out-of-this-World Teen Novels (Entangled Teen) in case you want to grab it too. 

Sep 26, 2014

Book Blitz: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan



Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan
Publication date: September 19th 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror, Paranormal

Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbance presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronted an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.


Purchase:
AMAZON | B&N



AUTHOR BIO
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, his son, and some dogs and cats.

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Website: www.jlbryanbooks.com
Twitter: @jlbryanbooks