Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Maid for Mee, Too by Kat Lieu

Wow! Its been a while since I have read Maid for Me by Kat Lieu (a copy that I got from the famous author herself, yay!), and I never knew that there was going to be a second book entitled Maid for Me, Too. And so I searched online for any clues and stories with regards to its release since I received a comment asking me the same thing. According to some sources online, its supposed to be released this 2012, sometime during Fall (which I have no idea btw since we only have sunny and rainy season here.) But then again, people have been complaining because 2012 will end soon and still, there is no sign of the second book yet :( 

I know right? But hey, if we look at it on the bright side, that would just mean that many people are already awaiting the release of the second book. I'm sure it would be as beautiful and as hit as the first one, so lets all just wait patiently :)

Anyhoo, here's a book trailer vid that I found on youtube. Enjoy!~

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wish List: The Shadow Vampire Series by Allegra Skye

Saved (Book #1 of the Shadow Vampires) by Allegra Skye

Keira and Amanda, twins, move with their family to a new town, and start their senior year at a new high school. But though they are twins, the girls have different fates. Amanda, beautiful, popular, is sought out by everyone. Keira, who has always lived in Amanda’s shadow, is smaller, awkward, different. Even her mother, who is so close to Amanda, doesn’t know what to make of her other daughter. Keira turns to books, and to her journal, for solace, and to find out about other worlds. Amanda makes friends easily at the new school, and quickly finds a boyfriend, while Keira is left alone, an outsider. But very quickly, it is clear that something strange is going on in Everstock. The town and the school are very divided. The popular, rich kids act as if they own the school and have nothing to do with the other kids, who are poorer and live in a different part of town. Not only are the kids meaner here, but an unknown infection has gripped the town, with more and more people going to the hospital. Something here is terribly wrong. But things change suddenly, as there is a terrible accident involving the twins. Not only are Keira and Amanda’s lives changed forever, but a new dimension of life begins to open to Keira. As Keira recovers, she begins to change in ways she can’t expect, receiving new and mysterious powers that no one can possibly understand. At the same time, a gorgeous, mysterious new boy, Cooper, appears at the school, who grips her imagination, and who refuses to tell her what secret he is hiding. As Keira and Cooper grow closer to each other, it soon becomes apparent that destiny has brought them together—and that they may each have to sacrifice it all if they want to stay together…

Keira Blaine is on the run with her new love, Cooper. Having just finished vanquishing the first wave of Shadow Vampires, the small town of Everstock is no longer a safe place for them. They have to flee, and search for a safe haven together. Keira can’t return home anyway, especially after running away from her parents to be with Cooper. As they embark on their journey together, Cooper tells Keira about his long-lost mother and her tribe, The Torches, a race of positive vampires, rival enemies to the Shadow Vampires. Separated from her at birth, Cooper is determined to find his mother, and to follow the clues—and his magical ring—that will lead him to her. Keira is determined to find out more about who she is becoming, too, and where her new powers are coming from—mysterious powers that are growing by the day. Is she a vampire, too? Where is her strength coming from? What is her destiny? Keira and Cooper continue on their fantastical journey to mysterious islands in Lake Michigan. They manage to find Cooper’s mother and her tribe—but once there, Keira has to confront a beautiful young Torch woman, Tua, who falls in love with Cooper and is determined to make him her own. Keira is forced to face danger alone at a club in Chicago, and to go back home and face her family and her old high school—where she realizes that she is no longer welcome. Worse, the Shadow Vampires won’t let them rest. They hunt them down, and enlist their most gorgeous soldier—the teenage Percy—to seduce Keira’s sister, Amanda, and have her lead them to her. Amanda, despite herself, falls deeply in love, and Percy finds himself feeling unexpected feelings of his own. Will he have to betray his tribe? Keira and Cooper, too, are falling more deeply in love with each other—but life circumstances seem determined to pry them apart. Will their love withstand the test? Will Keira find out who she really is? And will the Shadows hunt them down before they can each fulfill their mission?

Wish List: Wispers Series by Tara West

Sophie's Secret - Tara West [DONE READING]

After shedding 30 pounds of baby fat, Sophie Sinora has grown into a pretty, but insecure, teen in bloom. To make her life more complicated, Sophie can sometimes read minds. Sophie's BFFs, AJ and Krysta, are also 'gifted' with paranormal abilities. Keeping their gifts secret proves difficult, as their powers are strengthening, making them feel more and more like freaks. When Sophie falls for Jacob, she hopes he'll ask her out to the Freshman Formal. But when she's forced to cheat and lie for him, she wonders how far she'll have to go to make him like her. Add to her growing list of problems - her teacher's suicidal thoughts, a locker bully who wants to kick her butt, the hot school flirt who won't stop teasing her, her pregnant sister who boots Sophie out of her room, and the growing tension between Sophie and her best friends. Sophie's got issues. Hopefully, she can fix them in time to save her teacher's life and her social life.

Raised under the shadow of her popular and spoiled brother, AJ Dawson struggles to get any kind of compliment from her mother. She can't escape her troubled home-life at school, when she is forced to deal with a lot of the same issues. Her immature coach is determined to turn the team against her, her teammates are bent on losing every game, and the rest of the school population cowers in her presence. AJ's mounting frustration could turn her into a ticking time bomb, and she knows the first step to solving her problems is to gain acceptance from her mother. Easier said than done. Her relationship with her mother goes from bad to worse when AJ's new green-haired boyfriend knocks on the door. She knows she'll have to clean up her guy if she wants to earn Mom's respect. But AJ's secret ability to foretell the future is driving her and her mom further apart, and if she doesn't tell her mom about her horrible vision soon, her brother will die.

Everything about Krysta Richards is wrong, from her short height to her unmanageable hair. Her ability to talk to spirits doesn’t help things, either. Her physical flaws don’t seem to matter to Bryon, her lab partner. Just as the chemistry between them is about to ignite, a homicide detective asks her to summon a murder victim, her drunk father suddenly takes an interest in her life and her dead friends enlist her in a crusade to save their decrepit cemetery. She dreams of gracing the cover of Cosmo, but if she can't get her life back to normal, she’ll be labeled the poster child for Weirdo. 

Wish List: Parched Novel Series

Parched (Parched, book 1) - Z.L. Arkadie

Advertising Exec, Clarity Parker thought she'd never see Baron Ford again. Five years ago, they shared the date of her life and then he literally vanished into thin air. Now he's back and has asked that she, exclusively, be assigned to his multi-million dollar account. On the day the fog rolls in, not only can she no longer avoid him but she can no longer avoid herself. See, Clarity has an ability that she's run away from her entire life. She's learning an ability like hers doesn't come for free, and something or someone is trying to make her pay for it with her life. Her world is soon turned upside down after she escapes to a place called Enu. It's here Clarity learns who and what she truly is. She also learns that Baron Ford is Baron Ze Feldis; he's a vampire, and what bonds them runs deeper than anything she can ever imagine. One thing's for sure, from this point on, their lives will never be the same.

The Seventh Sister - Z.L. Arkadie [Done Reading]

Zillael hates high school and the tiny one horse town she lives in. She has no friends and no social life, both by choice. All of that changes the afternoon the fog rolls in and she soon finds herself face to face with three parched vampires. She soon comes to realize that her boring, small town life is not what it seems and finds herself falling in love with two very different supernatural creatures. But on the day the fog rolls back into town, she finds herself on the verge of discovering who and what she truly is. 

A sense of duty takes Clarity back to the script where she learns there's a new breed of vampires in the world, stemming from Lario Exgesis, once friend now foe. These second-generation vampires are able to hunt and feed off the first- generation vampires. Clarity also sees that Lario is looking for the power of the sun, a power gifted to the seven daughters of the House of Benel. But to find it first, she needs the full power of light, which she shares with Baron Ze Feldis, the vampire who broke her heart.

The most gorgeous guy in the world just moved in across the hallway from Glo, The Fifth Sister. He says he is a vampire, and it gets better. He says he's a vampire slayer, and guess what? She is too! The world of Parched keeps turning in this fourth installment of the novel series. We meet Glo Slater, the fifth sister of The House of Benel.  She's a waitress in Cleveland who's just about to discover a destiny which leads her into the arms of a vampire named Finn, to a small town on the verge of being wiped out of existence by vampires and to a strange new world named Jari where she learns her life will never be the same again.

There's still no rest for the Daughters of the House of Benel. The people of Moonridge have been attacked by second-generation vampires and find themselves stuck in a strange coma and covens of first-generation vampires have been wiped out by them too. And now their worst enemy has discovered a way to cheat death? It will take the big guns to stop whatever Lario Exgesis is cooking up. But can the sister with the power of matter and her vampire bond overcome their issues to work with the others to rid the world of Lario's minions?

Wish List: The Treadwell Academy Novels

The Rock Star's Daughter - Caitlyn Duffy [DONE READING]

At the age of 15, Taylor Beauforte has only met her father twice in person. After all, he is the lead singer of a world-famous rock band, constantly on the cover of music magazines and giving interviews on MTV. He pays for Taylor to attend the Treadwell Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Massachusetts, and provides her mother with monthly checks to cover her basic needs, but has never made much of an effort to play an active part in Taylor’s life. Taylor's mom Dawn is the only family she has ever really known, and because of Dawn's hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle, studious Taylor is happiest on the other side of the country in Massachusetts with her nose buried in a book. When Taylor 's mom unexpectedly dies the summer before Taylor starts her junior year, she receives a crash course in fame. She has no choice but to join her father and his new family on their summer concert tour before she has even had a chance to mourn the loss of her mother. Life as the daughter of a rock star seems like it would be enviable, but Taylor can't figure her dad out. He seems like a supportive authority figure (even if he's kind of a fashion tragedy) , but she is collecting a growing pile of evidence that he's a liar and a cheat. Her stepmother, Jill, can’t seem to decide if she wants to treat Taylor like a girlfriend or a nuisance. Having had no time to grieve and say goodbye to her childhood before being thrust into the limelight, Taylor is suddenly finding herself in situations she could have never imagined before this summer. With no one else to turn to, Taylor falls head over heels in love with Jake, the teenage son of one of the band's touring groupies. Taylor has growing concerns about Jake's background and the suspicious relationship between his mom and her own father, but is desperate for something real in her life onto which she can build a future. When Jake offers Taylor an opportunity to join him on a whirlwind adventure and leave her problems with her father far behind, Taylor has to decide – should she carve out her own way in the world, or try to repair the relationship she has with her only living parent? Over the course of the summer with the band, Taylor learns the depths of her own strength, the difficulty of overcoming loss, and that the definition of family means much more than shared bloodlines.

The Beliver's Daughter - Caitlyn Duffy

At the age of 15, Grace Mathison has been sheltered most of her life. Her father is a successful television evangelist, famous for starting headline-grabbing feuds with the fathers of Grace’s classmates at the Treadwell Academy over lyrics in rap music and risqué catalog covers. Unlike her classmates at Treadwell, she prefers riding her horse, True Heart, and sketching in her drawing pad, over gossiping and shopping for fancy clothes. When Grace’s beloved older brother, Aaron, makes international headlines with a romantic relationship gone wrong, Grace finds out that her father doesn’t practice forgiveness as he preaches. Aaron is disowned, and begs Grace to run away with him to start a new life. Delving head-first into a personal examination of the difference between right and wrong, Grace grapples with everything in which she has been raised to believe. She and Aaron find themselves in New York City, struggling to meet adult challenges like paying rent and holding down jobs. To make matters worse, their parents’ troubles are only beginning. Grace learns that they are being investigated for financial fraud, and their entire empire is in danger. And then there’s Felix, the cute tattoo artist who dabbles in graffiti. Incredibly, in a city inhabited by millions, he and Grace keep crossing paths. Grace starts to realize what she’s really made of… she’s a lot tougher and smarter than the mean girls at Treadwell ever knew. In the face of losing everything she cherishes, she closely examines what she believes in and discovers what she least expected to find: that she believes in herself.

Just finished reading The Rockstar's Daughter. Glad I caught a free copy for kindle on amazon. It was really a great book and aside from enjoying the story, I also learned a lot of things from Taylor. A book review will be coming up soon and I am excited to score a copy of the next book The Believer's Daughter. Hope it will be available for free on Amazon soon :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

To Take Her Pride - Anne Brear, FREE on Amazon Kindle Bookstore for 2 Days Only!

To Take Her Pride - Anne Brear

Download it for for FREE on Amazon. Hurry, as it will be free for two days only starting Friday, March 16 until the 17th.

1898 Yorkshire - Aurora Pettigrew has it all, a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She’s waiting for the right man to offer her marriage, and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune and the love of her life.

But, Reid’s mother, Julia, is against the match and her ruthlessness unearths a family secret that will tear Aurora’s world apart.

Unwilling to bring shame on her family and needing answers to the allegations brought to light by Reid’s mother, Aurora begins a long journey away from home. She leaves behind all that is familiar and safe to enter a world of mean streets and poor working class.

Living in the tenements of York, surrounded by people of a class she’d never mixed with before, Aurora struggles to come to terms with the way her life has changed. By chance, she reconnects with a man from her past and before he leaves with the army to war in South Africa, he offers her security through marriage.

Aurora knows she should be happy, but the memory of her love for Reid threatens her future.

When tragedy strikes, can Aurora find the strength to accept her life and forget the past?

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Blog Hop Giveaway! Win 3 E-Books

Yay. This is my first ever entry on a blog hop and I am really excited. I have decided to take part in Rita's March Blog Hop because March is a special day for me. Starting this month, my father is going to be transferred to another place for work, and my mother and little sister is going to live with him. So what am I celebrating? Freedom and independence :D Haha kidding aside, March is also a crucial time for my little brother because it marks the end of his 1st year in college. I do hope that it gives out positive results.

So anyway lets get on to the blog hop. In this blog hop I will be giving away 3 E-books. I will choose three winners and all three will receive the 3 e-books :) I hope there will be a lot of you who will join so that I can gain new friends and with that I will be holding another giveaway soon :)

The rules will be kept simple as I dont want to bother you guys. Here are the rules:
  • Be a blog follower and leave your GFC on the comment.
  • Spread the word of this giveaway via Twitter and tag me, @jelaiii_x
  • Leave a comment with your GFC name and link to your tweet as well as your email add.
Easy as 1 2 3 :) As for the prizes, I will be giving away the following ebooks:
Escape To The Country - Prue Phillipson
As the plague ravages London, Benjamin, a young aristocrat, is abandoned by his mother outside the house of her lover...
Reverend Woodhouse has journeyed from his brother's countryside farm in Surrey to rescue the city's waifs from the ravages of plague. Benjamin allows himself to be caught up in the rescue and soon finds himself on a grand adventure.
But Benjamin's father has other plans for his only son and heir...

Caroline and the Captain - Maggi Andersen
George, Earl of Haworth, has died in a riding accident and left Haworth Park in disorder...
Captain Nicholas Bonham of Wellington's Peninsular Regiment, the 52nd Light Infantry, returns from fighting the Napoleanic wars to see his brother laid to rest. A skilled rider, George's death remains a mystery, as does the parlous state of his finances.

When his neighbor, Sir Marcus Mirrington, offers Nicholas an answer to his problems, Nicholas accepts his daughter's hand in marriage.

But Miss Caroline Mirrington habors a dangerous secret of her own...

A Most Serious Gentleman - Anne Brear

It's 1919 and the war in Europe is over. As the men make their way home to start rebuilding their lives, it quickly becomes clear that some scars are not physical...

Sir Jeremy Remington, a validated war hero, wants to take a wife. Not just any woman, but the woman he's been waiting for, Millie March. Thinking about her got him through the war...and although she accepts his proposal, will she accept him for who he really is, a damaged man?

Getting married had been pushed to the back of Millie March's mind during the war. Moreover, there had never been one man who she felt was 'the one' to marry. And so, she is as surprised as everyone when she accepts Sir Jeremy's proposal.

Her family worries that he's too old, too serious, too quiet and perhaps too damaged to be a loving husband to her. However, Millie's instincts tell her she is making the right decision, but will her growing love be enough to heal the wounds of war?

Have fun with the blog hop, and dont forget the rest of the other blogs :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wishing For: Maid For Me by Kat Lieu

Maid for Me by Kat Lieu
Price: $2.99 [Kindle]

Book Description
Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels's maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina's heart only beats for her boy next door, Kiterin Forrests. What happens when Mina doesn't know what her heart wants and a crazy Stalker is after Jaiden's life, and the only person who can save him is Mina? Find out in Maid for Me, starring Mina Lin, an ambitious, silly, funny, and talented Asian-American heroine who has even developed her own fighting styled called Mina-Jitsu. A fast-paced debut novel for young adults, by Kat Lieu. Filled with hilarious dialogue, suspense, sparkling wit and imagination-- a romance novel packed with action and humor!

I really want to read this book. I found a sample online and having read a few pages, I was instantly hooked to the story. I love how its light yet written in a way that it makes the reader really want to finish the book. I wish Amazon will offer this for free and I'll grab it instantly. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Free E-Books on Amazon (Kindle)

Here are some kindle books that I found on Amazon, amazingly for FREE. Grab them now while they are still available (Click on the book title). Enjoy~

Emma Holden's nightmare has just begun. Her fiancé vanishes, leaving the battered and bloodied body of his brother in their London apartment. Someone is stalking her, watching her every move. And her family are hiding a horrifying secret; a secret that threatens all those she loves. In a desperate race against time, Emma must uncover the truth if she ever wants to see her fiancé alive again.

Two years after her husband’s death, Sarah Woodward moves her boys away from their fast paced life in suburban Atlanta to small town Hailey, Colorado. But Sarah doesn’t know a Colorado Senator has earmarked her ranch for purchase and he’ll do anything to get it. Unwilling to sell, she dismisses his continued offers and moves ahead by improving the land with the help of a sexy stranger. A.J. Dodge is a man with a past. He’s returned to his hometown ready to set down roots and make things right with his family and whatever anyone else thinks he doesn’t give a damn. Until his old friend Tommy Thornton asks a favor, a favor he can’t refuse, and Dodge becomes involved with the beautiful widow Sarah Woodward. She’s alone with her young sons on a dilapidated ranch she’s determined to get up and running with or without his help. Under pressure to deliver the Woodward ranch to a land developer with shady connections, the senator sets in motion a dangerous plot to convince Sarah to sell. Dodge will risk everything to protect Sarah and the boys including his heart. 

Linda's had a bad day. First her boyfriend killed her. Then she woke up, still on this boring plane of existence, and with an odd obsession about her missing body. Mike won't tell her what he did with her body, and she can't find the stupid thing herself. There's only one thing she can do - torment the bastard until he coughs up the information. 

Book Giveaway: The Angel at No. 33 by Polly Williams

Note: Giveaway is not hosted by Book Jelly

TEN copies of "The Angel at No. 33"will be given away to some lucky readers anywhere in the world. 

To be one of the lucky winners of this book, please head over Chick Lit Central (the Blog) and enter =)

Giveaway ends February 26th at midnight EST.

EdenFantasys Presents: FREE GIFT with Any Order

I only just found out about this now and I was like T_T because I already made an order for some beauty products on EdenFantasys a few weeks ago. And so that nobody else would make the same mistake as me, I have thought of sharing to you guys this awesome freebie that you can avail when you shop at EdenFantasys.

Here are the free gifts that you can avail for with your orders. All you have to do is click on the item that you like and add it to your cart, free of charge =)

The rules are just so simple.

To know more about these freebies, please check this page.

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store Like I said, I already made an order and I am just waiting for them to arrive. And when it comes, I will surely do a review on the items and share it on my blog. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Review: Fourteen Days Later by Sibel Hodge

Book Description

Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones.

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend's best work trousers, it's time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.

Helen's life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe's brother, Kalem.

How will Kalem and Helen get together when she's too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem's Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out

Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

My Review

I have always loved Romantic Comedy flicks, and when I won an eBook copy of this story, I knew I would be hooked to it. And within the day I finished reading all the pages. From the first few pages of Helen's misery until her happily ever after, I had no dull moments. The whole book was filled with laughter and some romantic feelings which of course were just very light.

One of the reasons why I was drawn to this story was because I know how Helen felt when her cheater boyfriend left her. I see a lot of myself in Helen, who kept her world shut from the outside world just because of a broken heart. Having used to living alone because she became an orphan at an early age, she was used to having her boyfriend as her world, so when he left her everything fell apart. Good thing she has her friend Ayshe and her fiance, and her brother Kalem who then turned out to be someone she wasn't expecting.

Although stories like this are kind of evident in reality, it still feels good to somehow read a book that still assures someone of a happy ending. And although that happy ending might not be as fast as 14 days, but surely it will happen.

All in all, I had so much fun reading this book and I am anticipating to read its sequel. I hope I'll be able to score a copy soon because I am just as excited to read the next book as I was with this one.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

FREE Two Days Only: A Vampire Novel with Actual Bite!

As the modern world establishes itself and pushes the supernatural into the shadows, the supernatural fights back.

The Darkening Dream is a chilling new dark fantasy novel by Andy Gavin, creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter, that has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and is FREE for two days only on Amazon Kindle (February 7th to 8th)! Download your FREE copy here: 

Long-time readers of dark historical fantasy (Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, Katherine Kurtz) will appreciate the weaving together of mythology, occult, and religion, while younger readers and fans of HBO dramas (True Blood, Carnivàle) or urban fantasy (Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher) will be drawn to the twisted imagination, graphic action, and romantic tension. 

About The Darkening Dream

Even as the modern world pushes the supernatural aside in favor of science and steel, the old ways remain. God, demon, monster, and sorcerer alike plot to regain what was theirs.

1913, Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Engelmann’s life is full of friends, books, and avoiding the pressure to choose a husband, until an ominous vision and the haunting call of an otherworldly trumpet shake her. When she stumbles across a gruesome corpse, she fears that her vision was more of a premonition. And when she sees the murdered boy moving through the crowd at an amusement park, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle she does not understand.

With the help of Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant who knows a startling amount about the undead, Sarah sets out to uncover the truth. Their quest takes them to the factory mills of Salem, on a midnight boat ride to spy on an eerie coastal lair, and back, unexpectedly, to their own homes. What can Alex’s elderly, vampire-hunting grandfather and Sarah’s own rabbi father tell them? And what do Sarah’s continuing visions reveal?

No less than Gabriel’s Trumpet, the tool that will announce the End of Days, is at stake, and the forces that have banded to recover it include a 900 year-old vampire, a trio of disgruntled Egyptian gods, and a demon-loving Puritan minister. At the center of this swirling cast is Sarah, who must fight a millennia-old battle against unspeakable forces, knowing the ultimate prize might be her very soul.

The Reviews Are In

"A vampire novel with actual bite." ~The Kirkus Reviews

"Mr. Gavin has brought something refreshingly new to a genre now suffused with poorly-concealed bodice-rippers which have more in common with Fabio than Bram Stoker: depth. His big baddies are scary, not romantic interests, and the added religious lore is complex and engaging. Don't expect another Twilight -- the story can get downright creepy, so be prepared for a return to the old horror sensibilities of supernatural fiction." ~Amazon Review

"With Mr. Gavin's video-game pedigree, I was expecting something aimed squarely at the 18-25 year old fanboy contingent; what I got in The Darkening Dream was something wholly unexpected: A period novel with a female protagonist, a crash-course on Judaism in the colonial years, and multi-layered series of plot arcs featuring a crazy cast of natural and supernatural characters populating 18th Century Colonial America." ~Amazon Review

"…A perfect blend of mystery, magic and myth. A grown-up Grimm's fairy tale...emphasis on grim." ~Amazon Review

Read the first two sample chapters here >>

Get your FREE copy of The Darkening Dream for two days only on Amazon here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Infect Your Friends: A The Way We Fall Giveaway! – Until Feb 8th

What’s up for grabs? Take a look:

-Signed copy of The Way We Fall (or ebook if you prefer)*
-Signed copy of Give Up the Ghost (or ebook if you prefer)*
-The Way We Fall notebook, pen, magnet, bookmark, and hand sanitizer.
-Not pictured, iTunes mp3s of the unofficial The Way We Fall soundtrack songs.

And guess what? Megan Crewe will be giving away SIX of these sets!

How can you be one of the six people winning this prize pack? Here is the rules set by Megan Crewe in her blog post:

The Way We Fall is all about infection — the virus spreading through Kaelyn’s town as it infects her neighbors, friends, and family. To enter this giveaway, I need YOU to infect people. But in a fun way, nothing deadly!

1. Make a post about The Way We Fall on Facebook, Tumblr, and/or your blog. The post must contain the book’s title (The Way We Fall), my name (Megan Crewe), and a mention that I’m giving away copies with a link here ( ). Other content is up to you! Say why you want to read the book or why you enjoyed it if you already have. Share favorite quotes (I don’t mind if you quote from the ARC or egalley), link to the excerpt if you like. Discuss survival strategies or makes epidemics so scary. Include the cover, the book trailer, or some of the behind the book info. You can stick to the basics if you prefer, but creativity will help you win. You want to catch other people’s interest — to infect them! — after all.
2. Let me know where you’ve made your post(s) using the “I’m Infecting My Friends!” form below. (If you are having trouble getting the form to work, email me directly with the subject like “I’m infecting my friends!” and a link to your post(s).)
3. The morning after the giveaway ends, I’ll check all the posts. Each comment, like, share, and reblog equals one person infected. (Note: I will not count comments from yourself.) The poster who has “infected” the most people on a given platform (blog, Facebook, or Tumblr) automatically wins a prize pack! One winner per platform = three winners total.
What if you enter later on, or you don’t have many followers yet? I’ll also award one prize pack to the remaining participants in each platform, by random draw! You will be entered in the draw as long as you have “infected” at least five people. One winner by draw per platform = three more winners!

Additional details:
-The virus in The Way We Fall incubates for an average of ten days after infection before symptoms emerge. So entries will be accepted for ten days, until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday February 8th.
-You may post (the same post, or different ones) on two or all three platforms — it will increase your chances of winning! However, if you have “infected” the most people on more than one platform, you will only win one prize pack, and the other will go to the person with the second largest number.
-This giveaway is open to all readers (including previous giveaway winners) around the world.
-If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments on this post.

That’s all there is to it. Infect away!

For more details, check out

Friday, January 27, 2012

On The Bright Side by S.R. Johannes coming this January 31, 2012

Book Information~

Book Title: On the Bright Side
Publisher: Coleman & Stott

Gabby is a disgruntled tween angel who has just been assigned to protect her school nemesis and ex-beffie. Problem is her ex-beffie is dating Gabby’s longtime crush. Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (since when is sticking toilet paper to her shoe or spinach in her teeth a sin?) Soon, Gabby gets out of control and is put on probation by her SKYAgent, who has anger management issues of his own. Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death.

Book Description:

On the Bright Side is a hilarious road to guardian angeldom paved with so much drama and due-paying that it makes middle school look painless.  

As if the devil’s food cake at her wake and the white fat pants she’s stuck wearing for eternity weren’t bad enough, fourteen year-old Gabby is quick to discover that Cirrus, the main rung of Heaven, is a far cry from the Pearly Gates. Here, Skyphones and InnerNets are all the rage. Until Gabby finds out she has to protect Angela, her school nemesis, in order to move up through the training levels of heaven. Problem is, Angela is now hitting on Gabby's should-have-been boyfriend. (awkward!)  

Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (like tripping is a sin?) at the hopes of cooling off the new couple. At first, they seem harmless until the school dance sabotage gets completely out of control. Then, her Celestial Sky Agent, who happens to have anger management issues of his own, puts Gabby on probation, threatening her eternal future.   

Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death. 

Even before its official release, this book has been talked about by millions of reader already. Here are a few reviews given to On the Bright Side

"S.R. Johannes delivers a cute paranormalthrill ride for middle graders! Even in death there is a BRIGHT SIDE!" - Addison Moore, author of the bestselling Celestra series and soon to be TV show

Clever and charming, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is the story of a reluctant guardian angel, her still-breathing crush, and the frenemy she’s assigned to protect. A great read! -Suzanne Young, author of A Need So Beautiful, A Want So Wicket (6/12), and The Program (2013)

“ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is both hilarious and heart-warming – a tale that’ll have you hoping that there really *are* spunky and determined angels like Gabby who’ve got our backs.” - Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, author of Selling Hope & The 13th Sign (2013) (Feiwel & Friends)

"With a smart, snappy heroine and a heart-warming crush, ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is a page-turning new take on guardian angels that left me begging for a sequel!" - Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess and Ten (9/12) (Balzar + Bray)

About the Author:

Now its time to get to know the person behind this very wonderful book to be available soon.

S.R. Johannes is the author of Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and On The Bright Side ( a tween paranormal). She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world. After earning an MBA and working in corporate america, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. 

Purchase Information:


ebook: (available jan 31st)
ISBN 10 – 0984799117
13 - 978-0-9847991-1-4

paperback (available in Feb)
ISBN-10: 0984799133
ISBN-13: 978-0-9847991-3-8

How to Buy:
  • Paperback will be available in Feb.
  • To buy the Kindle ebook - The ebook is $2.99 and can be purchased at amazon
You can also check out the book trailer HERE.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kingdom: Fate of the Akkadians by Addend Nova (Synopsis)

Kingdom: Fate of the Akkadians

Christin lives with her family in a 11th century village, at the foot of a mountain. The people of her village are wary of strange inhabitants living deep inside the towering land that overshadows them. There is a rumor that these mountain dwellers, called Akkadians, possess unnatural powers. What the villagers aren’t aware of is the Akkadians belong to a highly advanced and influential kingdom. This kingdom has a rather startling secret, which Christin of cause has already discovered. A dangerous scheme unfolds and Christin is caught in the middle of an unanticipated battle endangering countless lives, with only a futile chance of escape.

The Mediator by Michael Abayomi (Synopsis)

The Mediator - Michael Abayomi

A lawyer’s search for truth and justice makes him a victim of the very same criminal prosecution system he has sworn to serve.

It started with a simple phone call. Next thing John knew, he was meeting with a reporter who claimed to have the information he needed to prove his client’s innocence. But John could not foresee that its pursuit would lead him to the body of the informant, placing him at the scene of the crime and also making him the sole suspect. Now, with a presiding judge who seems dead-set on making an example out of him, John must first prove his own innocence, before he is sentenced to erasure, a form of capital punishment wherein the convict’s memories are completely erased.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

RIDE WITH ME by Ruthie Knox (Excerpt)

RIDE WITH ME by Ruthie Knox, A Loveswept eOriginal Excerpt RIDE WITH ME by Ruthie Knox, (2/13/12) just $2.99 - a standalone by a new Loveswept debut author:
When Lexie Marshall places an ad for a cycling companion, she hopes to find someone friendly and fun to cross the TransAmerica Trail with. Instead, she gets Tom Geiger—a loner whose bad attitude threatens to spoil the adventure she’s spent years planning.
Roped into the cycling equivalent of a blind date by his sister, Tom doesn’t want to ride with a chatty, go-by-the-map kind of woman. Even Tom’s stubborn determination to keep Lexie at a distance can’t stop him from wanting more. But when the tour ends, where will they go next?

Angel's Rest by Emily March (Excerpt)

Angel's Rest by Emily March (Excerpt)FREE Excerpt from Emily March & Angel’s Rest (2/15/11)-, the first in her Eternity Springs series:

Gabriel Callahan has lost everything that mattered. All he wants is solitude on an isolated mountain estate. Instead, he gets a neighbor. Vibrant, no-nonsense Nic Sullivan is Eternity Springs’ veterinarian, and she has an uncanny plan to lure this talented architect back to the world of the living. First with a dog, next with a renovation project, and, finally, with a night of passion that ends with a surprise.

Now a man still raw from tragedy must face the biggest struggle of his heart. Can he forgive himself and believe in the power of second chances? Dare he trust in the promise of a future and a brand-new family here in Eternity Springs?