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Book Review - Blood Bank by @ZoeMarkham

Book Review and Playlist Blood Bank
Author Zoe Markham

Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror
Release Date: July 2017

Summary from Goodreads:

Benjamin is a programmer moonlighting as a security guard at Dystopia, a seedy club that caters to the down-and-outs, the desperate, the addicts. He's been building his reputation, saving for a way out - but when he rescues a young woman from the nearby estate, he may just have stepped too far out of line...

Lucy is ordinary; a girl with a deadbeat boyfriend, a normal life and college studies. But when her world takes an odd twist, she starts to wonder about the people she's meeting, the situations she's in, the odd aversions and attacks happening around her. They're just coincidences...aren't they?

And Zack is in deep trouble. He's losing his girlfriend, drowning in debt, and has dwindling job prospects - and that's not the worst of it. His debt is to people who won't ever forget it, and who want the things closest to Zack&#…

Jena Baxter Books Blog Hop Featuring Reviewer Brandy Mulder

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Jena Baxter Bookworms Blog Hop Featuring
Reviewer Brandy Mulder

Authors   Prizes   Books   Games Grand prizes are US only
Welcome to the grand opening of the new JB Bookworms Blog. Haven't seen it yet? Check it out here. It's a little late, but Brandy acquired lots of swag for giveaways, and we decided this is the way we want to pass it out. This blog focuses on showcasing Authors, Events, Reviews, Cover Reveals and Giveaways for Readers, and I'm happy to have Brandy Mulder beside me on this project. She has the floor when it comes to reviews. I post them here and there, but mostly on my other blog, where Brandy will showcase on occasion as well. While both blogs focus on all genre's, my other blog focuses more on my own posts, and character or YA/fantasy based stories. It also has interviews cover reveals on occasion too.We also post first chapters and excerpts, so readers can get a sense of the Author…

Brandy's Book Nook: Review of Flying Away

Flying Away
Caroline Gill

Flying away is about a young girl who is living with her aunt and uncle after her parents die. Some people will disagree with me a little about giving it 5 stars because of the beginning. Even the author will tell you that she has people tell her that she looses them at the beginning of the book. However, it is a little strange for a reason that becomes clear later in the book. Lani gains the ability to communicate with flies, and  flees with her cousin after her aunt and uncle are killed by strangers with strange green glowing lanterns. 
Who would have thought that fly magic would be so cool? I mean really this YA story will change the way you think about flies. Sure there are a couple of moments that are kind of gross, they are still flies, but Lani's new abilities to use the flies are really cool. The people with the lanterns are killing people and it's up to Lani to try and stop them while trying to save her cousin who is unable to take car…

Check out The Eurynome Code:1 - Black Dawn by K. Gorman

Black Dawn
K. Gorman
(The Eurynome Code, #1)
Publication date: September 1st 2017
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction

Humanity is under attack and she is the only one who can stop it.

For Karin Makos, the chance to pilot a small-time scrounging vessel to remote corners of space is the dream. After years on the run with her sister and enduring the constant paranoia of living planetside, going off-radar gives her exactly what she wants: freedom.

But, after what seems like a routine mission, that dream is shattered.

A system-wide attack decimates humanity and leaves the survivors scraping for clues. And Karin might know where to look.

Digging into her past comes with a whole new set of secrets and consequences, none of which she wants to face. Plagued by strange dreams of her sister and a sense of growing danger, Karin and the crew of the Nemina race desperately across space to find their loved ones—and answers.

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Originally from the west coast of Canada, K. Gorman has switc…

Spotlight: Sins of the Heart and Giveaway by Eve Silver

Sins of the Heart By Author Eve Silver

Sins of the Heart
by Eve Silver
(Sins Series #1)  Publication date: March 4th 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Library Journal raves the Sins Series is “…dark, seductive, and sexy as sin.” For readers who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy.
Dagan Krayl, the Underworld’s most powerful soul reaper, is the demigod son of the evil god Sutekh. He’s on a mission to find his murdered brother’s remains and resurrect him, but resurrection means that the secrets carried into death would be released and, with them, a war that could end gods and mankind alike.
Roxy Tam is searching for the same thing, but for completely different reasons. She means to make certain that the remains don’t fall into Sutekh’s hands, and that the soul reapers do not reanimate their fallen comrade. As a Daughter of Aset, Roxy is tasked with the protection of the human race, and if that means thwarting an all powerful soul reaper and making certain his de…

The Suspenseful Collection - A two author collection of short stories

The Suspenseful Collection A Multi-Author Anthology

The Suspenseful Collection Authors: Kim Knight and Didi Oviatt Genre: Multi Genre: Romance / Crime / Erotica / Fantasy Adult Content Warning
A suspenseful novel with a twist. Eight short stories, by two suspense authors, from diverse backgrounds. From opposite sides of the Atlantic these stories have been created. One author started the tale and the other ended it. No discussion, no pre-planning, yet their stories are seamless. With just creativity and the use of writing prompts, to craft one tale, with two different writers. This anthology of suspenseful, fast paced and engaging tales covers multiple genres. From heartfelt romance, crime, fantasy, and steamy historical fiction. There is a story for everyone!

Steamy Historical Crime Fiction: It was The First Time I Killed A Man. It’s 1972 and New York’s first female serial killer Lisa Vanacilli is in the hot seat again, ten years after her conviction of murder to the first degree and…

Cover Reveal - The Divine Heart by Danielle R Mani

Cover Reveal
The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani

The Divine Heart by Danielle R. Mani Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: September 27th 2017
Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…
When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.
Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor—a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart. 
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About the Author Danielle R. Mani is a fan of the paranormal in both print and film. In her first book, The …

Cover Reveal: A Veil of Shadows (The Shadow Gate Chronicles #2) by Michael W Garza

A Veil of Shadows  (The Shadow Gate Chronicles #2) by Michael W. Garza

Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: September 22nd 2017 NeverHaven Press
A desperate search leads to a new world
Naomi and Gavin are on the run. Having narrowly escaped Azzmon’s clutches, they find themselves hunted by Malick, another Shade Lord. He has amassed an army of foul creatures, and the city-state of Tarravale stands on the brink of chaos. Naomi’s ability to open Shadow Gates makes her an alluring target, and the Shade Lord will stop at nothing to possess her. The children must find a way to escape before their new world is buried in an unwinnable war.

The Last Shadow Gate (The Last Shadow Gate Chronicles #1) on Goodreads
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhere did the idea for The Last Shadow Gate come from?
This series was in the draft phase for over a decade. I based the characters on my kids and as they grew and developed their own personalities I allowed the characters in the book to do the same. It’s been a labor of lo…

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Watertight by E.J. Stevens

Watertight Cover Reveal
by Author E.J. Stevens

by E.J. Stevens
(Ivy Granger, #7)  Publication date: 2018 Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy Synopsis:
When Torn is accused of murdering a local mermaid, Ivy Granger is plunged into the deep end of water fae politics.
With her psychic gifts and newfound wisp powers, locating Torn’s alibi should be simple.  Too bad a deadly enemy with a score to settle is lurking in Harborsmouth’s darkest waters.
Ivy Granger might be in over her head.  Even with the help of her kelpie king fiance, Ivy only has until the next high tide to prove Torn’s innocence.  With the clock counting down and the bodies piling up, Ivy better hope she finds an alibi that’s watertight.

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About the AuthorE.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horr…

Brandy's Book Nook - Review of Locke & Key audio book

Locke & Key by  Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez ✩✩✩✩✩
Let's talk audio books for a moment. Some are interesting, some are not. Some have a great story, but a bad narrator. Some are rescued by a great narrator who makes the story way more interesting than it was by itself. This is a great audio book. Since I came across it, it kind of spoiled me a little bit for other audio books. It's that interesting.
First off it has sound effects. Not many do, and this one has a lot. Creaking doors, footsteps, everything is given life. This is a very good thing considering the length of this book. It took me about a week to get through it, and I had a lot of time to listen. Don't let that scare you though because this book is not boring.
Second is the multiple narrators. There is a different narrator for each character which makes it easy to follow who is doing what. This is important because there is a lot going on, and danger around every corner. Stephen King is even a narrator alo…

Kim Hamilton - Accidental Lawyer Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Coming Soon Accidental Lawyer By Author Kim Hamilton
About the BookTitle: Accidental Lawyer
Author: Kim Hamilton Genre: Mystery & Detective
ACCIDENTAL LAWYER is a contemporary fiction with a thread of mystery, and a humorous peek into the dubious practice of personal injury law. Rookie attorney Jessica Snow is fresh out of law school and fresh out of options. She takes a job as an ambulance chaser—not because it’s her dream, but because she’s desperate to move out of her parent’s home. Her face and name appear on buses and billboards across the city, and if that isn’t enough to embarrass her mother, there’s a television commercial in the works. But Jess is determined to flex her legal skills and prove to her peers that she’s got what it takes. With some help from her bold and brassy sidekick, Kari, Jess develops a remarkable proclivity for this line of work. She clings to her ethics and integrity while wrangling with a local mob boss, duping a drug-dealer, and confronting phony c…

Sitting Down with Author Lori Leger

An Interview with Author, and Owner of  Cajunflair Publishing Lori Leger

Bio: Award winning author, Lori Leger, adores writing stories set in her corner of southwest Louisiana, where good Cajun cooking, helping your neighbors, and saying ‘y’all’ is as normal as hurricanes, heat, and humidity.  She has eleven full-length novels, and five short stories published in four series: La Fleur de Love series, its spin-off series called Halos & Horns, Seasons of Love Anthology series, Prime of Love series, and one stand-alone Christmas suspense published with the Wild Rose Press called Christmas 911. She has three more works in production and if God is willing, more to come.
She’s contributed to the Sweet & Savory Cookbook of Amazon Authors, published by Top Ten Press. Lori also has an article published in the non-fiction book Writing After Retirement: Tips From Retired Writers, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, and edited and compiled by Carol Smallwood and Christine Red…