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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fatal Desire by Valerie Twombly Book Tour + giveaway

Eternal Flame
Guardians, #1
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC 
Publication Date: October 18, 2013
A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream.

When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the Gods have gifted him with a mate, he is raging mad. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.

Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.

Two worlds, one desire.

When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?
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Fatal Desire
Guardians, #2
Print Length: 250 pages
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: March 26, 2014
Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.

Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.

When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?

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About the Author:
As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to See Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
PG-13, 2 hr. 16 min.
Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Anthony Russo , Joe Russo
In Theaters: Apr 4, 2014 Wide
Cast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Frank Grillo
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Top 10 Reasons to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier

10. Under Armour shirts

9. Awkward elevator moment

8. War Games movie reference

7. Stan Lee cameo

6. lots of shit blows up!

5. not wearing a parachute 

4. friends to the end of the line

3. sexy anti hero

2. sexy side kick

1. You get to look at those...eyes...

4 1/2"on your left" Sheep

Sharon, who will be waiting for Steve Rogers to call...the Black Widow told him too. You'll see at the end of the movie.

Scavenger Hunt: The Grigori Legacy by Linda Poitevin + giveaway

Warning: This scavenger hunt ends Sunday at 12:00am EST tonight so if you want to play and win, get to hunting!
Clue #3

A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel... 

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case-a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell. Aramael is a Power--a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.
Sins of the Angels book links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N


When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator...Sins of the Son book links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N


Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling

relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.
Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

Sins of the Lost book links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N

About the author:
Linda Poitevin is the author of the dark urban fantasy series, The Grigori Legacy, from Ace/Roc Books. Linda lives near Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and in her other life is wife, mother, friend, gardener, coffee snob, freelance writer, and zookeeper of too many pets. When she isn’t writing, Linda can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Book Review ARC: Omega Days by John L. Campbell

Omega Days (Book 1)
by John L. Campbell 
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Berkley Trade Paperback
When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can’t die, no one stands a chance of surviving.

San Francisco, California. Father Xavier Church has spent his life ministering to unfortunate souls, but he has never witnessed horror like this. After he forsakes his vows in the most heartrending of ways, he watches helplessly as a zombie nun takes a bite out of a fellow priest’s face…

University of California, Berkeley. Skye Dennison is moving into her college dorm for the first time, simultaneously excited to be leaving the nest and terrified to be on her own. When her mother and father are eaten alive in front of her, she realizes the terror has just begun…

Alameda, California. Angie West made millions off her family’s reality gun show on the History Channel. But after she is cornered by the swarming undead, her knowledge of heavy artillery is called into play like never before…

Within weeks, the world is overrun by the walking dead. Only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined, will survive—for now.

With non-stop action, gruesome scenes and a heartless style Omega Days is sure to shock even the hard core horror fans. When a mystery virus breaks out (much like the Walking Dead) the world is turned upside down in a matter of hours. The rich, poor, criminal and holy are all thrown together in a fight for their lives. There are rumors of save zones, military protection and redemption but as in all zombie books even those can’t save anyone.

The sheer heartlessness of the writing left me speechless (and I say this as a compliment). A young college girl watched both her parents be eaten alive and then not an hour later have her baby sister pried from her hands and cross over to the undead. A group of survivors comes across a baby abandoned in a car on the road. It’s starving, screaming, decaying…

“He looked at the silent metal graveyard all around them, and back at the thing struggling in the car seat.

This is the world.

Maya didn’t jump when the pistol went off.”

Death it’s self isn’t even an escape, bringing a whole new meaning to double tap! As well as avoiding herds (yes zombies are herd animals) they must avoid the deadly zombie virus. If you contract it you have 24 hours and a 50/50 chance of survival, which is if something doesn't eat you in that time.

No one is immune to the new world’s horror. Corrupt priest, maximum security prisoners, infants, the young and yes, even hippies are forced to work together. One error could spell the end (well sort of). The freaks/zombies/infected what have you begin to gather together (as in all of Los Angeles) and close in on their prey. There is no room for emotion, mothers must abandon their children, children their parents and families are ripped apart (literally)!

Campbell has a unique way of making you fall in love with certain characters only to have them fall into the hands of the undead or even worse; other survivors. Each chapter is guaranteed to make your heart race and his descriptions put you right there in the action.

The ending leaves much to question, and still nothing about the virus has been discovered. It leads you to believe that maybe a sequel is in the works (cross our fingers)? Sequel or not this is a must read for any horror guru and zombie fan alike.

4.5 sheep


About the Author:
John L. Campbell is the author of the zombie apocalypse series, OMEGA DAYS from Penguin Random House. Book One, "Omega Days," was an overnight Amazon Horror bestseller, and remained on the list for 17 weeks. In addition, he is the author of two collections of short horror stories, RED CIRCUS and IN THE FALLING LIGHT, and a novella based upon actual events, THE MANGROVES, which chronicles the most horrific crocodile massacre in recorded history. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary magazines and ezines.

John has lived all over the U.S., and has worked as everything from a limo driver to professional investigator and executive. He currently resides with his family in New York, where he is hard at work on the next novel in his Omega Days series.Campbell is an Active Member of the HWA; Horror Writer's Association, and is represented by the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency in New York.

Coming soon, SHIP OF THE DEAD. Prepare to be boarded...

Spotlight: Altered by Dianne Gardner

I'm happy to announce the release of Altered a young adult dystopia novel by
Dianne Lynn Gardner.
by Dianne Lynn Gardner
Master Koda Publishing

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The Privatol invades American soil, and crops propel the engine. Uncontrollable tyranny has succeeded in dictating where people live, what they do, and what they eat. When Abree, a spunky twelve-year-old is taken away to learn the process of modifying seed to Newly Constructed Food she discovers an evil plan that could alter the fate of the human race, and a way out if only she can escape to tell the others.

“Nam is a cranky sort, but I assume he’s from a bad seed.” Jaden turned the latch and pushed.

“A bad seed?”

“Sometimes the experiments don’t always work.”

“Experiments? Nam is an experiment?”

“Of sorts,” he looked at Abree and grimaced. “So are we. Of sorts.”

Suddenly Abree’s stomach turned sour. The last thing she wanted to be was an experiment. She took a moment to study Jaden’s eyes as he held the door open. She searched for something unnatural in them. Maybe he was a clone or a robot. He acted older than he looked, and he didn’t look much older than twelve. His intelligence seemed advanced: his speech precise. He certainly didn’t act like the kids at school, but maybe that was from living underground.

“They’re keeping us here to experiment on us?” Abree took a cautious step forward, not sure if she wanted to proceed. “What kind of experiments?”


About the Author:
Dianne Lynne Gardner is both an author and illustrator. She’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. She has written Young Adult Fantasy novels as well as articles for national magazines and newspapers and she is an award winning artist.

Dianne spent many years living out in the desert wilderness of the American Southwest, lived in a hogan made from adobe and cedar for thirteen years, co-owned 25 horses both pure bred and Native American ponies, traveled horseback and by wagon throughout the Navajo reservation, herded sheep and goat, worked in the forest planting trees and piling, farmed on barren soil and even lived in a teepee for a short while. She spent many long years using survival skills as a way of life.

Later she studied pastoral counseling and was a Pastor’s apprentice at a mainline church. She and her husband have been feeding the homeless for over twelve years. Today she draws both her survival experiences and her love for people, especially young people, into her writing seeking not only to give her readers a firm understanding of her stories’ characters, but a rich appreciation of nature.