Monday, December 31, 2012

The Forbidden Trilogy! By Kimberly Kinrade Book Tour First Chapter too!

Welcome to my stop on The Forbidden Trilogy 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 Kimberly Kinrade and First Chapter. Don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information and other reviews about this book and author.

Title: The Forbidden Trilogy
Author: Kimberly Kinrade
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Date: November 26, 2012

Real Name Hunter Riley
Height 6'3"
Weight 198
Eyes Green
Hair Black and Silver
Age 23

You can read my full Forbidden Mind Review post Here.

Extra little tidbit of Drake (only a tiny sample)

Real Name Drake Davis
Height 6'1"
Weight 200
Eyes blue
Hair blonde
Age 19

From Drake:
You don’t expect anything good to come out of being kidnapped, especially on the day I was set to win a major surfing contest. Dude, it seriously sucks!
How they got the jump on me, I’ll never know. It’s kind of embarrassing. I can control minds and kick ass, so how’d this happen?
Well, all I can say is I’m glad it happened. I know, that’s crazy, right? But I’d never have met Sam if some blockheads hadn’t wiped me out on Venice Beach that day. Also, we kind of need each other to get out of this seriously F’d up situation, so…
Maybe fate?
But there’s more. She’s special, different. The last girl I hooked up with, let’s just say she was more of a one-nighter that got out of hand. Sam’s a girl I could see spending every night with, forever. No, more than that. Sam’s the girl I can’t imagine my life without.
I can’t even tell you how painful it is to be stripped of my powers and held captive, knowing some of the things they’re doing to Sam. You don’t even want to know what I’m doing to do to those bastards when I get my strength back. If you’ve got a weak stomach, you might want to turn your head.
I’d kill for her and I’d die for her. But most of all, I’d live for her.

My review of this whole series together, with the extra content.

I absolutely love this series as a whole, as you probably can tell if you read my reviews of all 3 books. They are pretty long, and no need to put them all here.

Through the whole series, I just fell in love with these characters. 

What I really liked is we did not get thrown a whole bunch of characters all at the same time in book one. More were added as the books went one, so this made it very easy to keep track of who is who, and all of that.
Sam and Drake are the best; to me they have an epic love. Being they first developed this without even meeting face to face. 

Sam can read minds, and Drake can control minds, and somehow they were able to connect with each other through their minds. More on that in the first books review. But the point is, they fell in love over time, and from being connected this way. I loved that.

Luke and Lucy are great; I love them and what they can do. I really loved when Hunter came into the story, in the 3rd book. Just wish he would of came on the scene sooner.

The extra content is great. I loved having that to read. Won’t tell you about it, as If you have not read any of these, it could spoil a lot for you.

Overall, if you liked the x-men movies or Dark Angel from years ago, you will love this. This reminds me more of a show that is on TV now, called Alphas, they also have these type of abilities,  and have a task force to find and protect other Alphas, which is what they call people with the Para-powers like they call in these books. If you have seen that and like it, you will love this series even more. As its more intense, and just amazing. I see some people say it has some dystopian in it, but I do not see that at all. But that’s my opinion.

Now you can get the whole series in this great 3 in one book, plus the great extra content.

I highly recommend this 3 in 1 book.

5 out of 5 stars

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Real Name Sam (no last name)
Aliases Sam Smith
Height 5'6"
Weight 120
Eyes blue
Hair brown
Age 18
From Sam (small taste)
Reading minds isn’t as glamorous as you might imagine. First, everyone’s pretty much freaked out around you. No one wants to make eye contact, because they subconsciously think they can avoid detection that way. (It doesn’t work, by the way.) And everyone has thoughts that they would never want anyone else to know about.
Even you.
Think about it. How many times have you judged someone harshly, or thought something naughty or totally inappropriate or had a random urge to smack someone (or worse)? Most of us never act on these thoughts. In fact, 90% of them flitter through our consciousness so fast, we aren’t even fully aware of them.
But I am.
I hear those things you don’t even like to acknowledge in yourself. They dance around in my head like a song on repeat. I can’t ever rid myself of your darkest perversions. Is it any wonder Luke and Lucy are my only friends and I’ve never had a boyfriend?
Until Drake.
He’s unlike any other guy I’ve ever known, and not just because he has inhuman physical strength and can control people with his mind, every guy I grew up with at Rent-A-Kid had some para-power. No, it’s who he is on the inside.
He’s fearless and accepts me 100% for who I am. He isn’t scared of my powers and he doesn’t try to hide who he is from me. He let me in to his most intimate secrets and laid himself bare for me to judge.
It’s hard, though. I have mixed feelings about the whole mind control thing. Our roles are reversed, you see. While he accepts me, I find myself scared of his power. But I’m working on it. Together, we face some big challenges.


 Real Name Luke Rivera
Height 6'
Weight 190
Eyes blue
Hair brown
Age 18

Real Name Lucy Rivera
Height 5'4"
Weight 110
Eyes brown
Hair brown
Age 19

You can read all the great extra content in the new 3 in 1 Forbidden Trilogy.

Author Bio:
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/31

It’s Monday! What are you Reading?
This is a weekly Meme hosted by Book Journey,
highlighting what you plan on reading in the
coming week.

Welcome to
 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? This is a great way to plan out your reading week, and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being part of this and I hope you do too! Go Visit host Book Journey and read her participation info there. And put your post in the Linky! I hope you all have a great week, and look forward to seeing what everyone is reading.

Please leave me a comment, so I know you stopped by, and leave your link too, so I can come read yours, and if you’re a new follower, let me know, so I can follow back

Finishing this short novella up for release Day Blitz on Jan 1
Devotion (Temptation #2)
Expected publication: January 1st 2013
Mel made her decision — chose her side — but that doesn’t mean the other side has given up on choosing her. Hell is still bent on adding a pure soul to their ranks any way they can, and Jason’s failure has put bigger bads on the task. With not only her life, but her very soul on the line, Mel must fight back with the help of one good-looking guardian angel and an ally no one expected. But can his word be trusted, or does he have more sinister motives?

I am almost done with this book, will start and finish the 2nd and 3rd books tomorrow for the book tour on Jan 2, watch for it.
Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels #1)
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. 
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…” 
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. 
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. 
But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL

Will start this Jan 1 after book 1 is finished. Will have all 3 done by Jan 2.
Earth Angel (Falling Angels #2)
Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over. Far from it. For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between. They will do ANYTHING to get it.
In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

ARC will have read and done as well by Jan 2 for book tour.
Heaven Sent (Falling Angels #3)
Readers who devoured Boyfriend From Hell and Earth Angel will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga.
As summer break for Glendale Union high begins, heartsick Megan awaits Guy's return while struggling to control her emerging abilities. Love is in the air, but can the new loves in Megan, Maudrina, Suze and Aunt' Jaz's life be trusted? Nothing is what it seems. Meanwhile, the Satanists are set to hatch their most diabolical scheme ever, and if it comes to pass, Satan may finally win out.
Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of Earth Angel. If she doesn’t, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in HELL

Will be reading this 3 short novellas for book tour

Athine Versus: The Beginning

Athine has always been told that she is to be the protector of Olympus, Ximira, and Draosia. She has trained for years to be this protector and future ruler. But Athine has no desire to be ruler of a conquered land. She wants only to have her own adventures. She gets her wish when she is tested in the A'samrad and finds out that she has the power to kill other immortals... 

Athine Verses: The Narkurru (The Daughter of Ares Chronicles)
Athine has accepted her appointed fate as protector of the N'Loron. She successfuly protected the veil between worlds for years, but now a new threat emerges from within the veil. Follow Athine on another great adventure to protect her world and keep the veil between worlds safe!

Athine Verses: The Blood Sisters (The Daughter of Ares Chronicles)
Ever wondered what happened to the dragons or where vampires came from? Follow Athine on her adventure as she uncovers these and other secrets of the immortal born.

Finished up and reviewed last week
His Black Wings
Toxic Part One (Celestra #7)
Toxic Part Two (Celestra, # 7.5)

Book Tour: His Black Wings by Astrid Yrigellen

Welcome to my stop on the His Black Wings Book Tour, Brought to you by Reading Addiction Blog Tours. You will find my review, a guest post, blurb, and excerpt here. Be sure to check out the rest of the tour to read more about it. Here

His Black Wingsby Astrid Yrigollen Add to Goodreads Date Published: November 20th, 2012 Synopsis: Claren Maidstone has been forced to flee her childhood home after the death of her parents and a vicious assault from a sadistic young man who intends to marry her. Claren changes her identity and finds employment as an assistant to the handsome Fredrick Lowood, a generous yet mysterious benefactor. However, she soon finds out his generosity comes at a price. Fredrick wishes for Claren to befriend his disfigured son who resides in seclusion at their estate, Westwind.

Fredrick Lowood knows what the history books do not teach, that the Grand Council built this new world of peace and beauty on hidden blood and greed. He has plotted for years to bring down the family that enslaved his own people. Suddenly, he has the last living heir in his grasp.

Etrigan Lowood rejects the world that forces him to hide. He is powerful, plagued with a terrible dark beauty: WINGS. It is these wings that carry him out only at night to watch the unwanted intruder in his home. A creature of refined instinct yet little social grace, he is strangely captivated by Claren but knows nothing of how her family’s dark past is intertwined with his own. Through their blossoming friendship, Etrigan realizes he still retains his human heart and yearns for Claren’s love.

Kurten Wandsworth is the only son of the Mayor of St.Marhen. Kurten lives his life fueled by cruelty and lust. Whatever he wants he takes and he wants Claren to be his wife even it if kills her. Scarred by Claren he hunts her down mercilessly until he can set a trap which she will never be able to escape from.

Astrid Yrigollen Author BioAstrid Yrigollen is a native of the Bay area of California and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.Astrid started writing stories for her friends in sixth grade. After working part time at a funeral home during high school, she channeled her love of story writing in to creating video games for PC's which were featured in Shareware magazines. In the early 1990's she secured a position with International Video game giant, Sega of America but never lost her love for writing in traditional format. After leaving the video game industry, she worked briefly as a vet assistant, aiding in surgery until she found out she passes out at the site of blood!  Maintaining a great love of animals, but preferring work where there was no blood involved, Astrid became a boutique fashion designer for people 'who like to dress like their dolls', successfully placing her designs in boutiques in Europe, the U.S, and Australia. She founded and now co-chairs with her husband for the California Coast Ball Jointed Doll Convention, an annual event for Japanese Super Dollfie Collectors. Astrid enjoys collecting dolls, Anime, video games, baking and sewing and is currently studying college level Japanese, her third language. WorksShe now enjoys writing Young Adult and Children's books and has succeeded in putting out The Doughnut Tree, The Zombie Playground, A creature compilation , and The Mosswoods to name a few.

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How Do You Keep Your Writing Different

We have all heard the phrase" Write what you know" and "Write what you like to read". I find these two phrases when coupled, can give birth to some very interesting stories. One of the things I find disappointing when reading new fiction is to be  half way through  a story and think to myself,"This is a lot like ...."Then upon finishing the story, I find that it was so similar to another well known book, I am surprised there was not a  plagiarism lawsuit filed.

There is nothing wrong with borrowing a classic idea and putting your own spin on it.In fact those are some of my favorite types of stories to read.However a person wants to make sure that they are not writing a cookie cutter version of a story that has already been written.People are smart and when they read your book they will be able to tell.

When I get a idea for  story I will go over it and even do research to see if there are similar story lines....and sometimes I won't. Like the honey badger, I just won't care. Since writing is a creative outlet, you have to write stories that make you happy.If you wan't to make money though, you may want to approach it from an entirely different angle.Hopefully a profitable and marketable one. Insert tongue in cheek here.

 Fredrick’s thoughts were interrupted by a loud crashing sound as he saw the double doors to his library burst open with tremendous force. They slammed against the inside walls to his library and bounced back.
            “Etrigan. How good to see you so soon after my arrival.” Fredrick said to his son, genuinely pleased.
            Perhaps this would work after all. Especially now that I have put my original design on hiatus.
            A tall form clad in black strode into the room sending books and paper flying everywhere. Etrigan was a younger version of his handsome father. Jet black hair that desperately needed a haircut, it curled around the nape of his neck and ears. While his eyes were blue, they were the darkest blue, darker than his father’s. Eyes that displayed anger and inner torment one moment, and great passion the next. His strong Greek nose fit perfectly with the rest of his features, not underwhelming and not overpowering. Lips red and pouty were always set in either a frown or a scowl but never in a smile. When he stood without slouching he was taller than most men at six foot five. His form was muscular, yet lithe, graceful, and strong. In a word, Etrigan was beautiful in a masculine way. He would have been the envy of every man in the outside world and the desire of every woman who set eyes upon him, save for one thing.
            His black wings.
            They were massive, soft, and leather like, similar to the patagium of a bat, but thicker. They started off narrow, then projected outwards from between his shoulder blades. He had slim bones that ran through them in true bat like fashion. At each wing tip he had a menacing glossy black spike. A natural bone that was part of his wingtips, he could use these tips to rip flesh or gently move things in his way, so great was his control. At their full expansion his wing span was easily twelve feet.
            Fredrick looked up at his son who now stood menacingly over him and recalled when he was a small child, he had broken one of the bones in his wings. It took him a month to heal. He had been trying to carry off a boar that was larger than himself. Always the little savage, he insisted on eating the boar before his wing was set with a splint.
            Now his son’s wings were being held in but wanting to span out in anger.
            “Why have you brought her here!?” He demanded harshly of his father. Fredrick sighed.

His Black Wings Review

I really enjoyed this remake of Beauty and the Beast. Though I don’t see Erigan as a “beast” at all. He is very handsome, and to me wings are not something to make him a beast. Though I find the cover misleading, and really don’t even like it, too cartoonish to me, but that’s me. His wings do not have feathers, more membrane like a bat, so like I said misleading.

Over all it was a sweet story. I at first was confused; not knowing what time in history this is to take place. Seemed like Victorian London to me, but it’s not, it’s a dystopian era, but like went backwards, were women went to finishing school, and had to be “courted” I just do not like anything in that type of time set. I am too much of a female who likes freedom of choice. Not to bend to a man’s will. Anyway, so for a bit it was hard to connect with the main character Claren, but I did, finally.

We have some technology in this, or hints of it, that’s what tipped me off that it was not the past, but future we were in.

Overall I found this story enchanting. It’s a fun fairytale with a paranormal/sci-fi twist, and I loved it.
I had to get used to the type of speak they do (all proper and old fashioned) and I did, but it felt strange at times a lot like reading one of those classics (which I do not like, lol)

I do recommend this book, as it’s a sweet interesting tale. You won’t be sorry. Look past the cartoonish cover, and try it. Don’t pass it up based on the cov er, like I did, or would have, had I not took a second look for the book tour. Honestly, if I seen it at the store or online to read, even if free, I would have passed on it, as 
I do base lots on the cover, just to stop me to read about it. So don’t do what I would have, check it out. Its worth it.

4 ½ out of 5 stars for me. Will be 4 at places that I can’t put the 1/2 mark.

 I Received this book from the author for my honest review, for the book tour.

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