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Monday, 29 April 2013

COVER REVEAL!! Follow the White Rabbit by Kellie Sheridan

At The Other End:
For centuries, Wonderland thrived as the domain of beautiful bedlam and unapologetic madness. It was a place like no other. All it took was one girl slipping in through the cracks of the universe to start chaos spiraling toward order. In the 150 years since Alice’s visit, the realm has become tainted—almost normal. Rabbits in waistcoats and playing card minions are little more than creatures of myth, and Wonderland is literally falling to pieces.

For Gwen, Rose, and Lucky, Wonderland is home, and yet they know little of its former glory. When the Alice prophecy resurfaces, they’ll have one chance to use Wonderland’s own legends to bring a little mayhem back into their reality. For she who controls Alice controls the fate of Wonderland.



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21 May 2013


 

Author Bio:

Kellie Sheridan is a Canadian author and book blogger. When not reading books or writing, she also works with books. She is currently working with two small publishers on the marketing/publicity side of things, and is also Joan of ARCs at Spencer Hill Press. In her spare time Kellie watches way too much television and travels whenever she has the opportunity.

Kellie’s first YA novel, Mortality was released in March, and she is currently hard at work on future writing projects.


Handy Hinty Links:
Goodreads:                            Beautiful Madness                            Kellie Sheridan

                       Website                                            Twitter


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Are you ready? Do you want the cover? I want the cover!
Well from this cover you're going to want to read it a whole lot more! I know I want to!






Follow the White Rabbit (Beautiful Madness #1)
By Kellie Sheridan


So....... What do you think?! Does it live up to your expectations? Is it LOVE? Or do you think something more suited should've been done?




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Friday, 26 April 2013

Guest Post with Ann Whitely-Gillen, author of Last Train to Omaha

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At the Other End:
What happens when a young man's promising future is tragically derailed at the age of eighteen?

Thirty-five-year-old James Milligan, the solitary and impenetrable chief architect at one of Chicago's leading design firms, has never recovered from the horrific death of his best friend nearly two decades before. He's learned that a distant heart is the only way to shut out the nagging guilt and pain that threatens to capsize him at any moment. Only the dying veterans at the Aaron Milligan Palliative Care Center know the depth of overwhelming compassion that James harbors within himself, and he is determined never to let anyone else into his heart—or his future—again.

However, when beautiful and caring nurse Rebecca Doyle enters his world, his hardened exterior reluctantly begins to crack. Will Martin Diggs, the charismatic and perplexing Vietnam War veteran convince James that it's not too late to reclaim his future?

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Author Bio...
Ann Whitely-Gillen resides in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, where she has honed her writing skills over the years. Ann lived in Sydney, Australia for more than a year in the 1990s volunteering her writing and public relations expertise to organizations including Greenpeace. She is also an accomplished musician and singer in an acoustic band, known as “Capo.”


Ann has always wanted to write a screenplay and, in fact, Last Train to Omaha started out with that in mind. After forty pages of writing, Ann decided to turn the screenplay into a novel as she wanted to delve deeper into James Milligan’s personal journey and enrich her vision about the characters and their chemistry. Ann’s next project is to write the screenplay for Last Train to Omaha, her debut novel, so stay tuned.

Ann-Whitely Gillen lives with her husband and four children, who she loves to spend time with along with their family dog. In her leisure time, Ann can be found curled up with a good book and a glass of red wine!



Handy Hinty Links:
Goodreads:                             Last Train to Omaha                       Annie Whitely-Gillen
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Last Train to Omaha

Last Train to Omaha came about under very extraordinary circumstances. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer last year changed my life – and in many ways, for the better. Taking a step back during my recovery allowed me to see things more clearly and redefine myself to become more of the person I was meant to be. Although my role in life was well defined (wife, mother of four, full time public servant), I was missing something meaningful and deep. Something about me was lost as I trudged through my hectic daily routine and never-ending demands of life. I lost me.

I strongly believe I rediscovered myself through the characters in this book. I was able to seek solace in their ability to overcome diversity with courage in their hearts and the peaceful resignation within the connections they share amongst themselves. I can actually say that each character represents a connection I’ve made in my life.

Through the eyes of James Milligan and his ensemble cast of supporting characters, we see that destiny is not only what life brings us – it’s about how life can be uniquely tailored simply by how we choose to respond to it.

I’d love to hear from you; email me at info@anngillenbooks.com


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~ Ann








Monday, 22 April 2013

BLOG TOUR!! Intangible Series by J. Meyers

Intangible (Intangible, #1)At the Other End of Intangible:
Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.









 

Imaginable (Intangible, #2)At the Other End of Imaginable:
Twins Sera and Luke Raine’s unusual abilities are growing. Sera is healing vampires now, making them human again. And, at times, Luke can actually change the future he Sees.

But Sera’s healing has dangerous consequences, and though Luke is altering the outcome of more visions, he can’t control them yet.

Now Sera is in danger as the dark creatures of the Realm seek to use her. As Luke struggles to master his gift in order to save his sister, he discovers even more about his powers. 

And what he learns just may put him in greater danger than Sera has ever been.







Author Bio:
J. Meyers grew up in Vermont, spent three years in Germany when she was a kid, and now lives in Central New York. When she's not reading or writing, she's chasing after her four kids, exploring the outdoors with her family, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. She's the author of Intangible, Intuition, Indomitable, and upcoming Imaginable, due out in April 2013.

Handy Hinty Links:

Goodreads:                                Intangible Series                             J. Meyers
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First Impressions Last:

Even though Intangible doesn't leave you guessing, it constantly pulls you through. You cannot stop reading! J. Meyers is a Gifted in making you not being able to hold back from reading!


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Behind the 264 Pages of Intangible




3.5...

There are a few reasons why this is a 3.5. I really liked this book and I would definitely recommend it. I think the only reasons why this book got a 3.5 was for my own personal preferences in books. Although, this is usually the case when I give a book a rating like this. I was on the fence with either a 4 or a 3.5 for a while after I finished the book, but then there is nothing wrong with a 3.5.

If you all know my by now as most of you might, I love my books where it always keeps you guessing and you entwine yourself with the main character/s that you start to act and feel as they would do. Because this book was third person, I find that most authors can't seem to gain that kind of connection in this perspective. It's a hard thing to do, and I have only seen a small few books that have done it. It's either a hit or a miss. Unfortunately this time, it was a miss on this part. Yet you were constantly hooked throughout the whole book, that makes the third person seem like me being picky (ok I am being picky but still!)

Another reason (why I'm being picky) is because of how unpredictable it all is (with a Seer in the picture, I know), but it's not just that, it's because we weren't given an introduction to their gifts or anything in their life. It's all just put there, and I felt like I was supposed to know all this, yet I didn't and that left me a little disappointed until the middle of the book where I felt I started to understand everything, and I could relax.

So, no more being picky, I really did like this book and I started Imaginable right after it. I love the characters and how everything we've really grown up hearing about in myths etc are real in this book, right down to the little legends. Not for all of the characters that these legends are true, but we learn that at the end of the book. All of the elements of this book flow so well together that it really is something that could happen. Even though I could predict the whole book, nothing felt like it was old or got boring. I wanted to continue reading. I could see the whole book playing inside my head, every scene, every page of the book. The plot was captivating, and kept sucking us in the whole time. Although, it had it's downfalls, it was a very good book and I can't wait to get stuck into Imaginable!

Want a sneak peek of Imaginable? Continue on below for an excerpt! Oh and Intangible is available in Paperback! Download and print the bookmarks below to use in your copy!


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Shhh....... Don't Tell:


Luke ran faster, his lungs on fire, feet pounding the ice. Fey kept pace with him, matching him stride for stride. They were closing in on the boy, but still too far away. Luke could hear muffled pops and cracks, even above the sounds of his own ragged breaths. But the kid didn’t seem to understand what was happening around him. Or he just wasn’t paying attention.

“Kid!” Luke called again. “The ice is crack—”

One loud crack and the ice broke open. As the kid’s feet lost ground, his arms flew out to the sides, grabbing for the ice as his body sank into the frigid water. Now only twenty feet away, Luke launched himself forward, diving onto his stomach, his hands reaching out as he slid straight for the boy.


Want more of the tour? Check out these stops:


April 21st - Reading Renee  -Excerpt, Spotlight

                  -Girls *Heart* Books Tours- Spotlight & Schedule

                  -Mera’s YA Book List- Spotlight, Character Bio-Sera


April 22nd-  Behind a Million and One Pages -Review of Intangible, excerpt --> You Are Here

                  -My Familys Heart Book Reviews - Review of both books, author interview

                  -Flavor of Love - Top Tens, Spotlight


April 23rd- Inger Iversen -Excerpt and Top Tens

                -Girls *Heart* Books-Top Tens, spotlight

                -Rose’s Book Corner- Spotlight, Top Tens-Movies


April 24th- Addicted Readers - Review of both books, author  interview, excerpt, spotlight

                 -Eclipse Reviews - Review of Intangible & Author Interview

                 -Girls *Heart* Books - Review of Imaginable


April 25th- Kristina’s Books & More -Excerpt, Playlist, Spotlight

                 -Ohana Day Academy- Excerpt, Book Soundtrack

                -B.A.S.E.D. Press- Excerpt/Spotlight


April 26th- The Reading Kitten -Review of book 2, Excerpt

                 -Step Into Fiction- Review of book 2, Top Tens Book Vampires

               -Page Flipperz YA- Spotlight, Character Bio


April 27th- A Little Bit of R ‘n’ R - Excerpt, Spotlight, Dream Cast

                -Ohana Day Academy -Review of both books, Spotlight, Playlist Post

               -The Next Chapter -Review of book 1


April 28th- The Reader’s Garden-Review of Book 2

                -The Avid Reader - Character Interview, Excerpt/Spotlight

               -Book Dream Land- Excerpt

               -The Next Chapter- Excerpt


April 29th- Brianna Lee Book Reviews - Excerpt, Top Tens

                -Sassy Book Lovers - Spotlight, Top Tens


April 30th- Angels with Attitudes -Review of both books, author interview, spotlight,            excerpt

               -Indy Book Fairy - Excerpt, Review of both books

               -The Next Chapter -Review of book 2


May 1st- Stressed Rach - Review of both books

            -Tsk Tsk What to Read- Review of Book 2, Dream Cast

           


May 2nd-  My Home Away From Home - Review of both books, Excerpt, Spotlight

               -Girls *Heart* Books-review of Imaginable

              -My Book Addiction- Spotlight, Top Tens, Review of book 1


May 3rd- As You Wish Reviews -Review of both books

              -Litterbox Blog- Review of both books


May 4th-  Cu’s e-Book Give Aways - Review of both books

               -Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After -Character Interview, Spotlight

              -Raven Reviews -Excerpt

             -The Next Chapter -Book Soundtrack

             -Bookend 2 Bookend -Spotlight,


May 5th- Romancebookworm’s Reviews - Review of both books, Excerpt

              -Mythical Books-Excerpt, Spotlight

              -Black Words-White Pages - Excerpt




Now for a special surprise!


GIVEAWAY!!


This novel was received for review via J. Meyers and Girls Heart Book Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Guest Post with S.P Cloward, author of AfterLife


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At the Other End:



Prior to recorded history, a small genetic mutation occurred that created a race of humans now found among every civilization in every corner of the globe. Unrecognizable to the rest of mankind but living among us and dependent upon humans for survival, this race is known as Mortui; those whose spirits do not sever from their bodies when they die. They are the source of all living dead legends.

At the time of his premature death, Wesley Lohmann discovers he belongs to this select group. Wes' transition plunges him into the center of a struggle between those who seek to coexist peacefully with humans and those who wish to use and rule them, a struggle that carries over into the treacherous world of dreams. The delicate balance human and post-human societies have maintained for millennia is threatened by a recent scientific discovery that offers Mortui the hope of returning to human life, and human sensation, but at a terrible cost. As he struggles with new and past relationships and tries to find meaning for his continued existence, Wes discovers within himself the true meaning of being alive.


AfterLife transcends the typical zombie or vampire genre and audience to present a plausible explanation of where such stories come from in an unsettling but believable way. Even those who usually shy away from this type of science fiction are falling prey to the “what if” question that makes this book so unique and is attracting readers who typically enjoy other types of fiction.

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Author Bio...

S.P. Cloward received a bachelor degree in Career and Organizational Studies from Eastern Illinois University. For the past twelve years he has lived in various locations in Illinois, Florida, and Texas. A childhood passion for theme parks continued to grow as he recognized their ability to provide an environment where every human emotion can be evoked and worldly concerns can be temporarily set aside.


S.P. brings this same enthusiasm to his love of storytelling, and as you begin to read AfterLife, it won’t be long until you feel the excitement and originality of the story. This series creates an imaginary world within a story that mirrors the carefully crafted world within a theme park.


Handy Hinty Links:
Goodreads:                     AfterLife                            S.P. Cloward
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The Story Behind AfterLife


AfterLife started as a short story that was based on a dream I had. In the dream I was being chased by zombies only to discover, at the end of the dream, that I was the zombie and the monsters chasing me were actually living people. The concept of writing a zombie story from the perspective of the zombie was exciting to me. As I extended the story, I realized that I wasn’t writing about a typical zombie, and the concept of Mortui was created.

Some of the best science-fiction and fantasy books I’ve read have one thing in common: the incorporation of the familiar into whatever new concept is being presented by the author. As a reader, this made the fictitious elements of the story feel more believable. From the beginning, I wanted to use this same approach with AfterLife; to draw as much as possible from the world we know as I introduced my new take on the undead. By drawing on science, historical events, ancient tales and legends, and the collective social criteria for things like zombies and vampires, I hoped to create a concept that could reasonably be the source of all undead legends. These concepts will become even more evident in the second book of the series (which I am actively working on now). My hope is that readers will put down the book and think, “Wow, I wonder if I’ve ever met a Mortui. They could totally exist.”

As I wrote the story, I pulled from subjects that I’ve always enjoyed learning about. I integrated ideas from science that have fascinated me, such as the concept of everything in the universe being energy based. Another area of interest is history. Discovering the origins of folklore, mythology, and tall tales and their place in the societies of their origin is also captivating. Creating a story that integrated all these different subjects I enjoy into locals I love (Chicago, Disney World, a Texas beach) made writing AfterLife as fun for me as I hope reading it will be for you.

~ S.P. Cloward








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