Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Anti-Bullying Week 2014 My Review of Veil of Anonymity by Lauriane Povey

Veil of Anonymity

Marcus James is dead.
He never wanted to hurt anybody. He never planned for this to happen. He never wanted Marcus dead. It just … happened … went too far. He couldn’t stop himself. So absorbed in his own dysfunctional world, selfishly concerned his own needs, he kept himself in denial about what, in truth, he was actually inflicting upon Marcus. He was a bully. He can see that now. But now is too late. Now he’s a killer.

Using anonymous texts and threats the bully destroyed Marcus, reveling in the devastation that unfolded. Yet still, he was capable of deluding himself into believing he was doing no wrong; after all, he’d never even spoken to Marcus. It was simply a game to him. Little did he know, the consequence of losing was certain death, but winning held an even less desirable fate. Because, once caught up in the evil grip of cyber bullying there is no referee, no-one in control, not when the attacker is anonymous and hiding within, and behind, the virtual maze that is the cyber world.

What caught me off guard about this story is that it is told from the bully's perspective and it walks you through what he is thinking and the actions he takes. It seems that even the smallest of things set him off. We learn little to nothing about Marcus, his family or friends. This story focuses on the bully and his actions.

I realized when I finished the book how powerful the message is. Although I have to admit it's when the bully steps into physical actions and not so much "cyber" actions that really got to me. The emotions that come through the writing are very raw. At times making me upset and disgusted as to why he could not walk away. He simmers and obsesses with his own life and emotions of the moment that you can feel his anger.

I have never read a story about an internet troll that knows exactly what he is doing, and enjoying it. The fact that it made me angry and increasingly so after the bully gets further and further obsessed with terrorizing Marcus, his family and friends shows that the author is a talent with characterization.  I recommend because of it's raw realness and emotions.   4 stars


Monday, November 17, 2014

Mirror X Teaser

Mirror X by Karri

November 17 – 21,
Cassie Dannacher wakes up in a hospital over 1,000 years into
the future after her space capsule is retrieved from space. She soon learns
that 600 years prior to her arrival, the earth was struck by a plague, killing
over half of the world’s population. Na├»ve and desperate, Cassie, who longs for
home and is having trouble adjusting to the new, dictatorial 31st century
government, is comforted by Michael Bennett, the 20-year old lead geneticist at
the hospital where she was revived.

But why is Cassie in genetics’ hospital in the first place, and why do several
of the people around her seem so familiar, including Travel Carson, the hot and
edgy boy she is fated to meet? Soon she discovers there is a sinister answer to
all of her questions – and that they want something from Cassie that only she
can give.
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Growing up in San
Diego, California, Karri Thompson spent much of her years at the beach, reading
novels, tanning, and listening to music. At SDSU, she earned a BA in English,
MA in education, and her teaching credential. As a wife, mother, and
high-school English teacher, she began writing novels, giving all of the
compelling plots and unique characters in her head a home. Victorian literature
rocks her socks, and when she’s not writing, jogging, going to concerts, or
watching her son play football, she’s reading Dickens.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Adult book blast-Second Position by Melody Grace


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Dancing with the perfect partner is like the most exquisite climax of your life.

Can you feel it? The way our bodies rock together. My hands pinning you down, my mouth sliding over your hot, damp skin. Each hard thrust driving deep to that place you never dreamed possible. Every breathless cry hurtling you closer to the edge.

Beyond words. Beyond thought. Beyond reason.


I’d all but given up on perfection like that. Until I met her. Annalise.

Her body is pure motion; her spirit, a caged bird just waiting to be set free.

I will claim her. I will possess her.

I will teach her the most erotic dance of all.

*Part two of the sexy, seductive romance serial*

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A man dances the same way he fucks. His stamina, his rhythm, the slow grind of his hips. Some people are born to it, others learn through years of careful study.

And dancers? We do it best of all.

The moment I saw her, I knew. Her innocence is intoxicating. My lust is fierce. Primal. To watch her dance is to know the torment of true temptation.

She will be mine.




About Melody Grace 

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Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She is author of USA Today & international bestselling Beachwood Bay series.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis

After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she's always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

Lauren suddenly finds herself taking care of her three step siblings after they were left orphaned. She is barely out of high school and just learning how to make her way through the "real world" when her uncle Jed breaks the news. Lauren is a very strong and admirable character that has found herself in a very hard position and does what she can.  Then love knocks on her door, is she ready to take on a whole new life?

Ignite is a very cozy romance read that will make your heart warm and I felt that with the cold weather starting, it was a nice read under warm covers and a fireplace. Lauren is a very strong and a character you can look up to. Dean is one of the bad boys that you want to fall in love with. I think the majority of people reading this story will fall for Dean.

My favorite part of the book are the connections that are made, not just the romance but the family and bonding. They are all in a position of dealing with change in the midst of a tragedy. It gave me a pinch of Raising Helen with Lifetime Movie Network. I am really picky when it comes to romance novels especially in New Adult books, but this one has that perfect feel for a cute and romantic read.

4 Stars


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About this author

Lily is 22 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in English Literature. She lives with her family and loves reading, running, and hiking. Although she's a Colorado native, New York City is her favorite place in the world and fosters her borderline unhealthy obsession with the Empire State Building and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ignite is her debut novel.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Relics by Maer Wilson

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Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. But a simple job finding a lost locket leads to a big case tracking relics for an ancient daemon.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth.

Caught on live TV, other portals begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth. The people of Earth are not alone, but will soon wish they were.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful help in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what ghostly friends, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.

When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they're nothing like your mother's fairy tales.

My Review:
Starting the story at a very suspenseful and potent moment is one of my favorite ways to be drawn into a book. It piques my interest and really adds to my want to complete the book to find out how that scene ends.

The world building and characters are in depth and well developed. Mixtures of different creatures, pixies, goblins, angels and demons. Thulu and La Fi are partners and private investigators with their current employer a demon who has hired them to find the Relics and help save the world from Angels.Both the characters and the world is incredibly imaginative and a true original piece of work.

The storytelling is layered, detailed but not to complex.  A truly fantastical story that will whisk you away and highly enjoyable. I have to admit that I really felt connected to the characters and the circumstance they found themselves in. I found it exciting, humorous and sad.

Overall a great read I recommend it. 5 stars.

Relics can be found at these retailers:

Amazon - Kindle     |     Amazon - Paperback     |     Barnes & Noble - Nook     |     iTunes


 Maer Wilson

Maer AuthorAfter a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she's not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. Maer is a partner in Ellysian Press, a small publishing house. She also co-hosts the literary podcast MythBehaving. Maer lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her three dogs, a chihuahua and two poodles.

Her books include Relics and Portals, Books 1 and 2 in the Modern Magics series. The upcoming third book in the series is Magics. There are also three novelettes in the series - “Ghost Memory,” “Unwanted Ghost” and “Ghost Dancer.” A fourth story, “Wedding Ghost” is also planned. You can find all books and novelettes in the Modern Magics series at Amazon.

You can find Maer at these links:

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