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Monday, August 21, 2017

Spotlight: Epic by Adrienne Wilder + 2 giveaways

Epic
by Adrienne Wilder
June 15, 2017
319 pages
Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.

Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.

Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.

But sometimes those fairy tale clichés have a way of working magic.

And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.

Next book coming from Adrienne Wilder...

Wild
by Adrienne
Releasing in Sept 2017

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No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter. Every day for him was survival until he found August Vallory the sole survivor in a downed plane. 
It’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.

Now it’s his heart.


Blog Tour
Aug 14-25
Aug 14 Boy Meets Boys Reviews – guest post
Aug 15 Making it Happen - review
            Vampy and Racey – review/guest post
Aug 16 The Novel Approach Reviews – guest post
Aug 17 Joyfully Jay – guest post
Aug 18 Jeep Diva – guest post
Aug 21 I Smell Sheep – spotlight
Aug 22 Love Unchained - review
            Pearls Cast Before a McPig - spotlight
Aug 23 Love Bytes – guest post
Aug 25 Jessie G Books – spotlight

Each blog may run their own giveaway for an ecopy of any Adrienne Wilder book.

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Book Review: Through Her Eyes (#4 Mind’s Eye Series) by Deborah Camp

Through Her Eyes (#4 Mind’s Eye Series)
by Deborah Camp
July 24th 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: July 24, 2017
ASIN: B071KC41NB
Number of pages: 415
Word Count: 92418
Cover Artist: Patricia Schmitt
Tagline: She can see evil and evil can see her

Evil roams the streets of New Orleans... 
Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors? 

Trudy Tucker has the unique ability to view events in real time as experienced by others. She can jump into the mind’s eye of another and experience what they experience, for better or for worse. And, in Trudy’s case, it’s typically for the worse. Trudy reluctantly jumps into the minds of killers. But instead of justifiably cowering in a corner, overwhelmed by the atrocity of it all, Trudy uses her abilities to track and trap the most villainous in society. Trudy is assisted by her fiancée and partner Levi Wolfe, an esteemed psychic and businessman. Wolfe is smart, sexy, virile, rich; the whole package and an absolute pleasure to read. The pair’s latest case takes them to New Orleans in search of a serial killer. I’ve never been to New Orleans, but now, thanks to Camp, I feel I have.

Through Her Eyes is a intelligent, sexy thriller. Trudy and Levi are well-developed characters who, while in possession of extraordinary abilities, struggle with the same insecurities and day to day struggles as us ordinary people. Camp is a well-researched master of description, a quality I personally enjoy and respect in an author. My only criticism would be that while Camp works hard to give her story contemporary flair, there are occasional dated phrases and references used throughout. But this is minor. Like, almost not worth mentioning minor.

While crucial, the paranormal aspects of the book are rooted in realism. Camp avoids overly fantastic explanations in favour of the more plausible. Camp works diligently to establish her plot, characters, and relationships lending to a rich reading experience.

Intrigued by the book’s synopsis, I signed on for the review not realizing it was a book four in a series. As an abject completionist, I almost always read series from start to finish. But, a commitment is a commitment and, ultimately, I was thrilled to have found a new series. Through Her Eyes was an excellent read from start to finish and while I would’ve preferred to start at the beginning of the series, the read felt complete and fulfilling without having read previous installments. I feel after reading only one book that I’m intimately acquainted with the world of Tucker and Wolfe.

I look forward to subsequent installments of Mind’s Eye. I will definitely investigate this author and earlier books in this series.

Five Mindful Sheep





Bianca Greenwood


Excerpt: 

“So, tell me about your experience,” Trudy said, sitting next to Levi.
“It was strange. Very strange. I was contacted – during a business meeting, mind you – by the dead son of the new contractor I was speaking with in my office. This kid – a salvage yard murder victim – popped into my head and started yelling at me. I tried to shut him out, but I couldn’t. I had to actually stop the damned meeting and tell the man that his deceased son was demanding an audience. Gonzo thought I’d lost my noodle.”
“Good Lord!” She covered her parted lips with her hand. “I’d say that was a heck of a coincidence, but . . .it seems to be so much more than that.”
“Yeah, right.” He sat back and drummed his fingers on the table for a few seconds. “Anyway, the kid – Clayton Nelson – was hitchhiking in New Orleans when a guy in a pickup stopped for him. He couldn’t see much of the man’s face because he wore a ball cap and sunglasses. He had a mustache that looked fake to me. He used the ploy of something being wrong with his truck to get the kid to look under the hood and then he knocked him out with a blow to the head. Clay came to in a basement, his wrists and ankles bound with plastic ties and chains.” He shuttered his gaze from her. “That’s where he was murdered.” A few seconds ticked by before his lashes lifted to reveal his dark blue eyes that never missed much. “You’ve been in contact with the murderer already, haven’t you?”
Her heart jolted. He was uncanny. “I was in contact with someone who’s warped. I don’t know if it was the salvage yard killer.”
“Was he murdering someone?”
“Something. A cat.”
Levi’s upper lip lifted in disgust. “Jesus.”
“Yeah. He was practicing, I think.” She shuddered and blocked out the memory.
“The kid in my head showed me a compass and pointed to the N on it.”
She gasped at the reference. “Your true north?”
“Bingo. His way of telling me that you were already part of this.”
She reached for her glass of juice. They must be destined to examine this case. How else could she explain what happened to Levi and what she’d already experienced?

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Deborah Camp is the author of more than 50 romances, both contemporary and historical. She received the first Janet Dailey Award (given to a romance novel that best addressed a social problem). "My Wild Rose" dealt with battered women and children.

A bestselling author, Deborah's books have been praised by reviewers, bloggers, and readers who love complex characters and clever plotting. She always mixes in a bit of humor, even in her romantic suspense novels.

Communicating with readers and other writers is something she enjoys, so don't be shy about visiting her online. If you post a review of her books, you'll probably receive a personal "thanks" even if the review isn't entirely favorable!

Deborah lives in Tulsa, OK where she is continually inspired by real cowboys, real Indians, and real heroes and heroines.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Excerpt Spotlight: The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver Series, #1) by V. S. McGrath


The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver Series, #1)
by V. S. McGrath

September 5th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver forged by a demon.

The first book in an epic, magic-clad series featuring the Wild West reimagined as a crosscultural stereoscope of interdimensional magic and hardship, The Devil’s Revolver opens with a shooting competition and takes off across the landscape after a brutal double murder and kidnapping — to which revenge is the only answer. Hettie Alabama, only seventeen years old, leads her crew of underdogs with her father’s cursed revolver, magicked to take a year off her life each time she fires it. It’s no way for a ranch girl to grow up, but grow up she does, her scars and determination to rescue her vulnerable younger sister deepening with every year of life she loses.

A sweeping and high-stakes saga that gilds familiar Western adventure with powerful magic and panoramic fantasy, The Devil’s Revolver is the last word and the blackest hat in the Weird West.




EXCERPT:
Hettie couldn’t say what had woken her; her eyes had simply snapped open and she’d known something was amiss.

Sure enough, she found the rope had been chewed through, the frayed ends still wet. Dammit, Abby. This was the third time in two weeks. She yanked her coat over her thin nightgown, grabbed her boots and Winchester and padded quickly down the stairs. Outside, she pushed her bare feet into the cold, hard leather and checked her rifle’s action, loading it quickly. Coyotes were often seen roaming the ranch, and there’d been rumors of a pack of wolves roving the hills. But out here, it was men Hettie was more afraid of.


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Vicki So, writing as V. S. McGrath, is a published romance author (as Vicki Essex) and has six books with Harlequin Superromance: Her Son’s Hero (July 2011); Back to the Good Fortune Diner (January 2013), which was picked for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club; In Her Corner (March 2014); A Recipe for Reunion (March 2015); Red Carpet Arrangement (January 2016); and Matinees with Miriam (November 2016). She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Comet TV Solar Eclipse Prize Pack Giveaway… The Moon Is Throwing Shade!

COMET is a new television channel dedicated to sci-fi entertainment offering popular favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems, every day. Watch COMET and Space Out.

Check out Comet TV's
"When The Moon Throws Shade" 
Ultimate Guide to Eclipsing
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After checking out everything you need to know about the Solar Eclipse, take a look at what classics are showing on Comet TV
 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 
Most of the time, we’re not big fans of remakes. But once in a while, a remake comes along that vastly outshines its inspiration. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1978 reboot of the 1956 sci-fi thriller, is one of those remakes. Not only that, it’s maybe the best remake ever made, and with stars like Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, and Leonard Nimoy, it’s not hard to see why.
Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C 
and Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30P/4:30C



An American Werewolf in London 
One of the greatest horror films of all time is headed to COMET! Check out John Landis’ often imitated but never duplicated 1981 classic, An American Werewolf in London, and discover why it’s always a good idea to “stay off the moors.” The film airs on COMET on August 18 at 8P/7C, and again the following night at the same time.
Friday, Augus 18 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C 
and Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C


Steel Dawn (1987) 
Friday, August 11 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 12 at 8P/7C 
Sunday, August 20 at 4P/3C 
Thursday, August 24 at 6P/5C

Vampire’s Kiss (1973) 

Wednesday, August 16 at 6P/5C 
Friday, August 25 at NOON/11C

1984 (1985) 
Sunday, August 13 at 6P/5C 
Friday, August 18 at 10p/9C 
Wednesday, August 23 at MIDNIGHT/11C 
Monday, August 28 at 6P/5C

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The Prize Pack contains:
1 - “Total Solar Eclipse” Collectible First Day Issue Stamp - Straight from the USPS this is the official commemorative first day issue stamp.
1 - Comet USB Charging Bank - Do you want to snap a selfie and oh no, you only have 10% power left? Fear not, Comet has you covered. This awesome charger is the perfect save for any emergency situation!
1 - Comet Embroidered Hat - An official Comet TV hat is perfect for any ensamble. It will protect you from the sun, while you look more stylish and awesome than you already are!
1 - Comet Cooler Bag - This fun portable travel cooler is the go-to gear for your sodas, snacks and anything else you want to put it in. Take it to the park when you’re about to watch the eclipse and let your beverages stall chill and frosty, just like you!
1 - Limited Edition Comet SPF 30 Sunscreen Squeeze Pouch - We can’t let you get toasty out in the sun! This limited edition SPF 30 sunscreen pouch can go in your travel bag and let you avoid a nasty burn!

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