Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blood and Moonlight by Moira Keith Book Tour ~ #Giveaway + Review and Exccerpt

Welcome to my stop on Blood and Moonlight book tour. Brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read a synopsis of the book, and Excerpt.  and my Review! I also have a bio of author Moria Keith.

Blood and Moonlight by Moira Keith Bio and Blurb

My Blood and Moonlight Review

I love this book! I can’t wait for book two, hope it’s not too long. Lol. This book was very different to most the paranormal books I read. It has something I had not read about before.
Blood and Moonlight is the first book in the Moonlight Trilogy by Moira Keith. This story focuses on Kiara, half fae, half werewolf, and its an intriguing mix. There are many exciting twists and turns. Suspense, and many things you just do not see coming.

It was brilliantly written. I liked the way it was written in first person from Kiara’s point of view, but then would go to Devlin (who is super hot by the way) and would be in 3rd person with him. I really liked that. I seen that in another book a few times, and once I was used to it, I really liked it.

Kiara is a really strong person.  I really was able to connect with her, and felt what she felt. Some of the things she had to endure where violent, and she has shown us to be very strong.
There is a lot of Celtic Mythology in this, and I enjoyed that. It’s just not something you see as much of.
Kiara also lives in the modern world, but this world knows of the supernaturals, the Fae, Werewolves, and there is mention of others too, but we do not see any in this story. So it’s interesting in that area too.

I will keep this as spoiler free as I can. We start with Kiara finding out that her werewolf father is possibly still alive, but missing. But she does not accept this right away, she wants proof. This is when she meets the handsome Devlin.
She has 2 Fae guards, Reese, and Keenan. Reese is a great best friend to Kiara too, as is Keenen, he is like an older brother, protective and very capable.

The pack wants Kiara’s help in finding their leader Roarke who they tell her is her father. They believe her special abilities can help them. She has some unique magic of her own, and one of the abilities is to see and feel events that happened when touching the object or area. She is in danger too, as someone wants to stop her from finding the packs leader. Only a handful of people even know he is her father. Devlin is there to protect her along with her fae guards.

I really loved the chemistry between Devlin and Kiara, here is a cute part with them:

When I glanced up, Devlin was smiling at me. Great. Nothing like being caught in the middle of a drool fest.

And here is another part:

"I'm here on orders to ensure your safety.""How much safer can I be if you are right beside me?" The words left my mouth before the thought had even formed in my head. Goddess help me, I was anything but safe around this man. Physically safe, sure—he was an intimidating presence. A person I wouldn't want to run into on a moonless night. Emotional safety was another story entirely. I shook my head. "Sorry, I can’t seem to keep my foot out of my mouth around you."

I will stop there, that’s just how it starts.  We get some major action from there, intense suspense too.

I will stop there, that’s just how it starts.  We get some major action from there, intense suspense too. I was up late to finish this until past 4 am, seems that I keep doing this on great books like this.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys anything paranormal, or even romance if you don’t mind some paranormal. It’s pretty clean sexually, (it has one scene, but is done in a tasteful way) I would say New Adult category, 18 and up or so.

5 out of 5 stars for me.

 I was provided a copy of this book as part of a book tour with Bewitching Book Tours for my honest review.

Did you like my review? If so, I would love for you to mark as Helpful at Amazon, Here. Thanks

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Feature and Friday Follow Hop 11/30

Welcome to the Feature & Follow Hop, Hosted By Parajunkee's and

Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop, that is designed to provide some much-appreciated exposure to the bloggers participation, and to expand their following. Each of our great host will feature a chosen blog each week, it’s an interesting way to get to know one another.

This weeks question: 
Q: Activity! Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.

Whew, a hard one, as I have several I really love, so will narrow down to 3 of them, I guess, lol.  So, for one of my longest crushes, is Jace from the Mortal Instruments, and funny thing is, When I started to read the books,(late compared to most, read them back to back) I was also watching Camelot on tv, and Jamie Campbell Bower was one on the show, that i pictured Jace to look like, then my dream became true when he got cast as Jace in the City of Bones movie. He is a perfect Jace.  Goodreads  If you missed the new City of Bones movie trailer, its Here 

Here is a pic of him in Camelot that I first got him as my ideal Jace.

For another book crush that I have had for awhile, is Bones from the Night Huntress series, he is super hot!!! Goodreads

Of course , I like so many others absolutly LOVE Daemon from Jennifer L Armentrout's Lux series, so should give him a mention

I had to add one more, I am almost done with a book I started this morning, Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips, and Shadow in this book is so hot, and sexy, and I just love him, and to me he would look like Ian Somerhalder from the Vampire Diaries, and usually any blue eyes black hair guy will get his face, lol, but Yah, had to update with him, as I fell in love today, lol.

Available to buy at Smashwords

Ok, will stop there, lol,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Tour: Fledge (I am Just Junco #2) Book Review

Welcome to my stop on the Fledge book tour. Brought to you by Innovative Online Tours. Here you can read a synopsis of the book, my review, 
 I also have a bio of author J.A. Huss. Don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information and other reviews about this book and author.

My Review of Book One Clutch is Here.


Junco Coot can’t even remember her trip off Earth; she was too busy being morphed into her new avian body.  But reality hits her hard when she wakes up to find her new life is not what she expected. Not even close. Tier is on trial for disobeying his commander’s kill order and only Junco seems to care.In most places the avian coming-of-age Fledge ritual would be nothing more than mass murder, but here in the capital city of Amelia, it’s called growing up. Junco has no choice; either fight to the death to prove her worth or get sent back to Earth in the hands of her enemies.Her new military team is hostile, her body is being taken over by an illicit artificial intelligence, the avian president wants her dead, and her only friend is a ten-year old throwaway boy.On a foreign habitat, in a foreign culture, and surrounded by people she can’t trust or count on, Junco must find a way to save herself and Tier without losing her immortal soul in the process.


Tier (Go here to read a great character Interview)

J. A. Huss never took a creative writing class in her life. Some would say it shows. Others might cut her some slack. She did however, get educated and graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Equine Science. She had grand dreams of getting a Ph.D. but while she loves science, she hated academia and settled for a M.S. in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida.She went on to write science curriculum for homeschoolers and now runs a successful home business that creates and offers online science unit studies. When she’s not writing science curriculum or fiction, she works as a farm inspector, traveling the Eastern Plains of Colorado in variety of environmentally friendly vehicles that never have four-wheel drive, so when she gets stuck in the mud in said vehicles, she has to beg for assistance from anyone who will help her. She is not bitter about that at all.She’s always packing heat and she is owned by two donkeys, five dogs, more chickens and ducks than she can count, and of course, the real filthy animals, her kids. The I Am Just Junco series was born after falling in love with the ugliest part of Colorado and the Rural Republic is based on the area of the state she currently resides in, minus the mutants, of course. 

YouTube Trailer - CLUTCH:
YouTube Trailer - FLEDGE:

My Review:

Wow, Fledge is 100% Emotional turmoil! I am so hooked on this series. I was up until 4 am this time reading this, I just had to finish, had to know what happened. It was such an emotional ride, I had tears in my eyes. Wow, just so good.
Junco is now an avian, which is a winged “alien” and she’s living on a habitat out in the Band –somewhere off earth, I am not sure much on this, its not really explained.  Junco in her new avian body meets Lucan, her new commander. Lucan has decided that Junco is now his soldier. But in order for her to stay, she has to prove herself worthy.

She ends up in Fledge, Each cluster has its own fledge- clusters are of different professions, one for Politics, one for Psychology, one for war, etc. Not all children make it out of their Clutch, (clutch is like a breeding place for each cluster) The  Fledge Junco finds herself in, is the fight to the death matches. 7 of them. Not all fledges are about death matches, some are worse than you can even think up. This death fight matches did reminded me a bit of the Hunger Games, but only in part, its much more violent, and emotional.

I have only one negative, and that is the cussing is just too much, the word that stars with a F and sounds a lot like luck is used way too much, just makes me cringe every time I read that, and it’s in there A LOT, (317 times that word is used in one form or another, way too much!) like every other paragraph is that word. And it’s unnecessary. It’s really the only thing that makes this book (series) unsuitable for teens, otherwise, there is just the war type violence, but no sex at all, skips right over anything at all that happens. Which is fine, as I am not one to want to read erotic type stuff, I do not need that. In a way, the cussing in excess cheapens the story. But this is just my opinion, and I like the story so much, that I will look past it. I really have found myself connecting with Junco, I finally have her figured out, some, lol. I love the connection her and Tier have, and really root for her in trying to save his life, even though it looks really grim that she will be able to accomplish this.

For most this book, we do not have anything of Tier, which was a pity, as he is on trial for treason, for not killing Junco. He did get her off Earth and to morph. (if you don’t know what I mean, then you had not read book one did you?lol) He is sentenced to death, and of course Junco is not ready to accept this.

We find many surprises about Junco’s genetic makup, and what is found it pretty cool. I won’t say what, as you can find out yourself.

I liked the introduction of the new characters, and really loved the protective love the whole Aves 039 team has for Junco, especially Asher. He did come off as a bit of a jerk at first though, but that was more because he didn’t have the whole story on what got Tier in trouble, and he blamed Junco, it changes pretty quickly.  I was not sure of Lucan, still am not, he did grow on me, some. We will see on him. Kush was such a sweetheart.

I thought this little part was funny, its Lucan and Junco in this part:

"I thought you wanted to yell at me for killing people?""It happened as you say, so it is excused this time.""Then why come all the way over here in the middle of the night?""I am checking to see if you're OK, Junco. Is that so unusual? I would have called Ashur, but…"I wait. "But?""I was in the neighborhood."I laugh. "Oh, right."He takes a seat on the bench next to me, his head eases into his hands and he pushes against his temples. I know the look, it means I'm giving someone a headache. Tier used it frequently.

I was appalled at the Fights they have to go through, of course its pretty easy for the most part for Junco, but man, so much killing. She ends up ‘collecting’ some other kids and protects them. But one is young and weak, and was so heartbroken for Junco for what she had to do. Ahhh, I still am reeling emotionally from this book. I had to make myself not pick up Flight, the 3rd book yet. I had to get over this turmoil first. 
I honestly can’t believe I love a book that has so much death in it, but the connection I felt with Junco and the others is rooted so deep, I can’t help but care at what happens.

Can’t help but love Junco’s funny, yet severe attitude, this is a cute part, with a Avian that she doesn’t know:

"This went better than expected.""Really?" I say calmly. "You thought I'd, what? Kill you with my SEAR because you want to ask me questions?"He sniffs and straightens his back. "Junco, you have an unprecedented wild side. We cannot be too careful.""Huh." I stare at his blue eyes. "Well, good luck if Moju comes back. If you think I'm wild, I can't wait to see how you treat my brother."

I just will say, this book is amazing, even more exciting than the first book. I have a feeling it’s just going to get even more intense with the 3rd. I won’t say much more. I need to leave the surprises for you and the intense suspense too.
If you read Clutch, the first book, You need to get to reading this one. If you had NOT read Clutch, well, what are you waiting for, go get it, then read this!

Warning, INESNSE over use of bad language, Junco needs a good soapy mouth washing, lol, and a few others too. Plenty of killing, war type violence. This series is not for the weak or faint of heart. No sexual interactions to worry about. But this is still for mature readers only.

5 out of 5 stars for me.

I was provided a copy of this book for the book tour with Innovative Online Blog Tours, for my honest review.

Did you like my review? If so, I would love if you could mark my review as Helpful at Amazon Here.
Or Like at Goodreads, here, thanks.

Love this pic of Junco, click HERE to read a great character Interview with Junco

Clutch at Goodreads
Fledge at Goodreads
Flight at Goodreads

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Waiting On Wednesday : Awakened (Few Are Angels #2) by Inger Iverson

Waiting on Wednesday

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. That spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly waiting in anticipation**

I can't wait for this book, Book one Few Are Angels was so good, with a bit of a cliffhanger, and really need this book NOW!
Love this banner below of Kale (much better than the model on the cover, meaning it just fits the description in the book better, plus those 2 models are on covers of other books i am reading, the Falling Angels Saga, and really hate when the same poses and people are used)

Here is Authors website, she has amazing art for the series there, Check it out. Website

Expected publication: February 14th 2013 by Createspace (first published January 2013)

What must he overcome to protect her?
With no clue of what to do next and the responsibility of looking after Alex and Mia as promised, Kale is up to his ears in problems and no solutions. How will Kale save Ella, keep Alex and Mia safe, control Jace as well as control the Bloodlust that creeps beneath the surface waiting to be released? Will Kale be Ella’s savior or will he convict her to a fate worse than the one Laurent has already promised her?
What truths will she learn?
Ella knows that the choices she makes affects not only her but everyone else around her, but what about the choices made to find her? Ella learns the truth about the death of her parents, learns that the ones she thought she could trust aren’t so trustworthy after all. How will Ella handle these betrayals, and will she be able to sacrifice what is necessary to obtain eternal life?

Here is Goodreads for Few Are Angels
My review of Book one Few are Angels and excerpts

Here is book one, Book 2 is not at Amazon yet.

Tuesday Teasers & Tuesday Intros First Chapter ~ Blood and Moonlight and Dark Seraphine! 11/27

Teaser Tuesday Is a Weekly bookish Meme, Hosted by MitzB of Should Be Reading. 

Anyone can play along.  Just do the following:

 Grab your current read Open to a random page Share 2 (Two) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

   Be Careful, No Spoilers Please (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruing the book for others)    Share title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their tbr list if they like your teaser!Please leave me a comment with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog) Thanks! 

Reading Blood and Moonlight, and Loving it.

Teaser #1 (She is a half fae, half werewolf, he is all werewolf)

"When you touch me, there’s this—I don’t know how to explain it. It sounds kind of dumb when I think about it.""Surge of power that shoots through you, like electricity?" he asked. I nodded. He rested his head against mine. "Your magic is unique. Since this is a first for me as well, I am not sure I can explain it, though I believe it is a simple case of one soul finding its opposite half. ""One soul completing the other? You really believe that?"

Teaser #2

The car bumped them and Devlin sped up. It did little good as the car kept pace and sped right up alongside them. When the passenger window came down, he caught a glimpse of a gun barrel."Get down!" He yelled at Kiara as he pressed the gas pedal to the floor. The glass from the back window shattered and the woman he was sworn to protect sat up in her seat."What the hell?""I said get down!""Forget it. I don’t sit on the sidelines." She grabbed her gun from under the seat where she’d stashed it and checked the clip. Then she picked up his firearm.The car beside them had regained its position and continued to match them in speed. 

Tuesday Intros, First Chapter, First Paragraph

First Chapter First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros Hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea

Every Tuesday I will participate in the Tuesday Intro First Chapter-First Paragraph Intros.
These are books we decided to read based on the first paragraph or so. Then find another “Teaser” in the book somewhere to catch our interest. Leave me a comment with link to your post, and if your a new follower be sure to let me know. I want to be sure to follow back.

I Love Kasonndra's work, she is amazing, fell in love with her book The Lost Immortals :When Copper Suns Fall, and Now this one. This is told from a guys POV, which is a nice change. Let me know what you think. 

Chapter One
That’s it. 
I’m putting a for-sale sign on my parents. Ok wait. Perhaps I overreacted. The situation wasn't as miserable as I made it sound. I guess it could be worse.
Last night my parents told me that we were moving to a place in the Blue Ridge Mountains next year. Great, right? Wrong! I mean, what were they thinking? Did they seriously expect me to just pick up and leave during my senior year? Yeah, I know. Freaking nuts!
The unstable weather here along the New Bern coastline finally got to them. I figured if I send them to a hypnotist or something like that, then he can make them change their minds. All right, that probably sounded extreme. But a boy’s lifeline consisted of his friends, his posse, and the list of phone numbers programmed into his Droid. No, I wasn’t only talking about the ones I collected from my old girlfriends that I kept stashed away.

Her voice was smooth like a forgotten song,  a hypnotic one. I could listen to it all day long. But even a super sexy voice didn’t change the fact that she pretty much read my mind. “Have you decided whether you’ll run or not yet? I have an awful lot of things to take care of.”She turned her head the slightest bit to the side. My underarms prickled. I was glad that Mom forced me to start using the clinical strength deodorant this morning; to say I was nervous wasn’t  even close to how I felt. “Are you an angel?” I asked, my voice squeaking on the last word. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jennifer L Armentrout is Hosting an Opal Giveaway! NEW Opal Book Trailer!

Come on over to Jennifer's site for the Giveaway Here. She is giving away 3 of her author copies of Opal, 15 days left (from the time of this posting)

Right now, you can pre-order Opal (releases 12/18/12 but I’m sure it will be early)

Be sure to check out my other 2 post today, My Stacking the Shelves with many cool new books.
And my post on a great new Dystopian book, the author is doing a book tour, and needs more blogs to read and review this amazing book. Go here to see more, and read the first 8 chapters. 

Check out the Opal Book Trailer Below!!

Stacking the Shelves/In My Mailbox 11/24

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.
Hosted by Tyngas Reviews, visit her site to get all the guidelines, and to add to the linky list if you want to participate.

In My Mail Box is Hosted by
 the Story Siren. You can participate and add to the linky there (Post at her site usually live on Sundays, I post on Sat)

Received this, Dissidence from the author Jamie Canosa, and below is a summary, this dystopian book is amazing, along the lines of the Divergent amazing, but totally different, it really good, will be posing review First week of Dec. Any other blogs who would like to read and review for a blog tour Jamie is doing, please let me or her know. Click here for Jamie's Blog, and Here for a post with a sample of the book to read and to contact about the tour.

In dystopian American, sixteen-year-old Kaleigh finds out quickly what having a big mouth and not enough brains to keep it shut can earn you. A one-way ticket to the work camps that no one even knows exist.
Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from where you work to who you marry, dissidence is not taken lightly.
But even inside the camps, Kaleigh's fiery spirit refuses to be extinguished. In a single moment of defiance, she manages to spark a riot that ignites into a full-blown rebellion.
With growing number counting on her, not just for their freedom, but for their very lives, two different boys vying for her heart, and trouble brewing from within the camp itself, can Kaleigh find a way to step up and become the leader everyone is counting on her to be, or will even the most carefully laid plans come crashing down around her?

Was super excited to get this one from , as I loved books 1 and 2 (White Witch, and Bane) Here is Goodreads for this one.

I also reveived Taken from Edelweiss for review, another book I have been wanting to read. Goodreads for this one.

Got this one Pegasus : Olympus at War (No cover or description at Goodreads yet, its ARC, you can see the series there too, here for series)

Also recieved the ARC Mils 2.0, due out March 2013 from Edelweiss Goodreads here.

I received this, Hera, Queen of the Gods from the author for my review. At Goodreads here.

I also received Persephone from the author for my review. You can find it at Goodreads here

I received Prophecy Girl from the author for my review. You can find it at Goodreads here.

Received this book, Falling:Girl with Broken Wings, for a book tour in January. Goodreads here.

Received River's Recruit for book tour in December
Find at Goodreads here.

I also just received the awesome Forbidden Trilogy all 3 in 1 book, for the release and promo tour I am on. I read the 3 books in seperate books, but this is all in one, with extra content, I can't read to read that. If you had not read these books yet, you need to look into them, they are so good. Find it here at Goodreads..

Well that is all I will post today, I had not done this post in a few weeks, as I have been super busy. Hope you liked some of these.