Friday, 31 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Purge of Prometheus by Jon Messenger

I received a copy of Purge of Prometheus,  the third and final book of the Brink of Distinction series in exchange for my review.

Having captured Earth in a preemptive strike, the Alliance faces a race to confront the Terran Empire's ships before their galaxies are destroyed. After Yen's outburst and the subsequent death of Dr Solomon,  suns around the universe are being extinguished by the Terran's most devastating weapon. One such world is the one on which Keryn and Adam end up held captive after the takeover. Not being one to be forced into anything, Keryn finds herself planning ways to get off the planet.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fall of Icarus by Jon Messenger

I received a copy of Fall of Icarus, book 2 of the Brink of Distinction series, in exchange for my review.

Picking up from the ending of Burden of Sisyphus, the Alliance has now officially declared war on the Terran empire.  Keryn has now graduated and has been assigned to the same carrier as Yen Xiao, who formaly served with her brother. Since meeting each other at her brother's memorial, the pair have felt an instant attraction and are drawn to each other. But the consequences of an engagement with the Terrans makes their fledgling relationship harder, and it almost ends because of some poor personal choices. War is coming and they both need to decide where their loyalties lie.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Burden of Sisyphus by Jon Messenger

I received a copy of Burden of Sisyphus, book 1 of The Brink of Distinction in exchange for my review.

Vance is the leader of a special ops team in the covert war between the Alliance and the Terrans, and is sent on to a city where communication was lost suddenly, sure there is more to the mission than meets the eye, he and his fellow captain, Decker, proceed with caution, until it is too late and pure luck is what is keeping them alive. Keryn is the sister of one of Vance's team, and is going against the traditions of her race by training to become a pilot instead of giving in to the voice and becoming a weapon.

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ending ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received a copy of Ending ELE, book 5 and the final book in the ELE series, in exchange for my review.

Picking up where Surviving ELE left off, Ending ELE sees Willow and her friends trying to avoid capture on two fronts, the army and Blake's men. Blake being Alec's father and the man who has taken over from Zack in his bid for Willow, and now Tony's blood.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Surviving ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received  a copy of Surviving ELE, book 4 in the ELE series, in exchange for my review.

With the shelter now completely abandoned, apart from the possible risk of Zack's men within it, and the inhabitants either living within the two survivor colonies, or still being held by Zack, Willow knows that she has to take him out. But first she needs to find a way to get Tony back from being controlled by Zack, and is determined to do that no matter the cost. With the support of her friends, and allies, she sets out to do something that she knew she would probably have to do alone from the start.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Exposing ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received a copy of Exposing ELE, book 3 in the ELE Series, in exchange for my review.

Having had her family reunited, Willow now has to watch it be torn apart again. Picking up after the events of Book 2, Willow and the rest of the survivors attempt a rescue mission to save the people from the shelter that were captured by surprise intervention from a military like source. Facing off once more against Dr.Hastings, and a pretty messed up Zack, Willow has to make tough decisions, both for her people, and for herself.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Finding ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received a copy of Finding ELE, the sequel to Project ELE and book 2 of the ELE series, in exchange for my review.

After the events of Project ELE, Willow is on the outside, but even better than that, she has been reunited with her mother and brother. Though overjoyed by their reunion, and by the friendship of the handsome Tony, Willow can't help but worry about her friends, Claire and Connor, and her boyfriend, Alec, who is still missing. While hunting for them, she learns about life outside, and about the Reapers, people who took the red shot and lost their humanity.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Project ELE by Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels

I received a copy of Project ELE in exchange for my review.

The world as she knows it has ended, and Willow and her family want to get into the underground shelters. To do that they have to pass a series of tests to prove that they are not infected with the Virus that has killed a large number of people. Willow's 4 year old brother, Sebastian, failed the test and it broke her heart when herself and her father have to leave her brother and mother behind. But Willow adapts quickly to life underground, making friends with Claire and Conor, and even seems to start a slightly flirty relationship with her boss, Alec. But then strange things start to happen, things that can't be explained, and the foursome want to know the answers...

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Wall by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

I received a copy of The Wall, the sequel to The Woodlands, in exchange for my review.

Having escaped from the Woodlands and found the Survivors, Rosa discovers that there are more challenges to face, namely being a mother to her newborn son, and praying that Joseph will wake up from his coma. But travelling to the Wall means a new life for the young family, a life completely unlike any that she has ever known, and Rosa has to learn the true meaning of friendship and family, as well as building up her backwards relationship with Joseph.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

I received a copy of The Woodlands in exchange for my review.

Rosa lives in a world that is strictly governed in order to create All Kind, the idea that everyone is the same and nobody is a different race. Due to a genetic abnormality, Rosa has one blue eye and one brown eye, making her stand out from the crowd on top of her trouble making streak. Just before being forced to leave her home, Rosa meets Joseph, and the pair seem to hit it off, but once in the Classes they are given separate assignments, and they know that they have no future together. Despite discovering her calling in woodwork, Rosa manages to get caught, and though she is unconscious for a while, she wakes up in a strange facility. And she wakes up pregnant.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Blog Tour: All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

I received a copy of All That Glows in exchange for my review.

Emrys is the Fae protector of Prince Richard, the heir to the throne and a bit of a wild card. Having left behind the open spaces of her home in the Highlands, Emrys feels sick due to the technology around her. But even that doesn't explain why her veiling spell keeps failing around Richard, and she has to explain the truth to him, revealing a secret kept for centuries. Slowly she ends up being more and more visible to the mortals around her due to her growing feelings for Richard. But his life, and his line, is being threatened by an Old One, a Fae who wants the world to return to how it was, and Emrys must decide how best to protect him.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: River of Bones by Angela J Townsend

I received a copy of River of Bones in exchange for my review.

Dharma has moved into a creepy old mansion with her mother, a ghost hunter. Used to staging stories of hauntings, Dharma isn't prepared to face the spooky happenings of the house and the near by swamp. On arriving, her little brother runs off and she follows, diving into the swamp thinking he has fallen in. Once in the house, the handsome boy that works in the gardens, Wolf, notices that Dharma looks a bit ill, and though a trip to the doctors ensues, that doesn't seem to solve any of the problems, and its down to her and Wolf to break the curse.

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Secrets by Alicia Michaels

I received a copy of Secrets, book 3 of the Bionics series, in exchange for my review.

Narrated by Gage, Secrets carries on from Titanium and tells of the events of the rescue mission to save Olivia and the rest of the bionics that are to be executed. Getting in isn't the problem, but getting out proves to be more difficult and Gage and Blythe end up running for their lives. Sheltered by the Rejects,  Gage has to face his past, and reconcile it with his feelings for Blythe. Blythe seems to finally accept her feelings for Gage, but everything changes when his big secret is finally revealed.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Titanium by Alicia Michaels

I received a copy of Titanium, the sequel to  the Bionics, in exchange for my review.

Picking up where the Bionics left off, but from Dax's point of view, the team are in the middle of their rescue mission and things aren't going quite as they were planned to. Left to guard the remaining evacuees, Dax is forced to confront his feelings for Blythe, finally showing her how he feels about her, but even that doesn't go exactly as planned. With the team fighting fir their lives,  can Dax firget his rivalry with Gage so they can work together?

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Bionics by Alicia Michaels

I received a copy of The Bionics in exchange for my review.

4 years ago the bombs dropped and the world was changed forever. Blythe was one of the people who was given bionic parts by the government's Healing Hands program. But then the government decided that anyone with bionic parts was a threat, and now they have been forced into hiding. Now part of the Resistance, Blythe and her best friend, Dax, search for people like them who are in hiding, and on their way back from Texas they meet Gabe and his niece. Dax takes an instant dislike to the guy, whereas Blythe is mesmirised by this determination, not to mention by his eyes.

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Book: Sky Hunter by Chris Reher

I received a copy of Sky Hunter from the author.

Nova is a pilot for the Union, and the only female pilot on her squad, which is garrisoned on a planet where the Union is still fighting Rebels. After a run in with Beryl, one of the officers, Nova is deployed to do ground work and ends up captured by rebels. While captured she helps with the medical care of all of the injured people with very little equipment or supplies, and in doing so she meets Djari. After escaping and returning to base, Nova's squad is sent to the new Sky ranch, where Djari has applied to work, and the two quickly begin a relationship. But things aren't always as straight forward as they seem, and soon Nova uncovers things that she wishes weren't true.

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 Chained by Desire
Regina Puckett and Charity Parkerson
Blurb: Not good enough for heaven but not bad enough to burn, Kylie has a slight problem. She's dead and trapped between the realms.

Left with no options, she follows Detective Liam Stone on the hunt for her killer. Death has left Kylie invisible but does nothing to dampen her desire for the sexy detective. Instead, it  gives her the freedom to do as she pleases with his body, and what a delicious body it is.

Liam’s determined to solve Kylie’s case but as the clues uncover an underground world of demonic torture and pacts, Liam must face his own secrets or the flames of passion won't be the only ones the couple will have to face.

Inside Scoop: Parts of this tale are graphically violent, but other parts might leave you drooling for a ghost or a demon of your own. Look out for the brief but hot F/F scenes in the bedroom and the shower.

A Romantica® horror erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
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Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.
Borrowed Wings, has received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.
Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.
Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams. Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

She has been writing for over forty-five years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ratgirl Song of the Viper by Gayle C Krause

I received a copy of Ratgirl Song of the Viper in exchange for my review.

Jax lives in the sewers with her little brother Andy and her best friend, Astoria. Only able to leave the sewers at night because of the toxic sun rays, she lives her life constantly in competition with other street people and the rats. When Andy adopts a pet white rat, Jax discovers that her voice mesmirises rats and gets them to follow her. This comes in useful when the dictator of the city, Culpepper, announces a reward for anyone that can clear the city of rats. But he has other intentions, and when Andy goes missing Jax will do anything possible to get him back, including putting herself in danger, and having to be rescued from the horrors of Culpepper's bed by the attractive and mysterious Colt.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

RELEASE DAY!!!!!!

As a 'practice run' before my other writing projects are complete, I have released the Awakening Short Story Collection exclusively for kindle! Its only short, with 4 short stories within it, but hopefully enjoyable! 



Book: A Victory That Counts by Ioana Visan

I received a copy of A Victory That Counts from the author.

Having discovered the existence of the New Breed Vampires, Liana has gone to New Zealand in order to try and destroy them. Refusing to stay behind in Romania, Jesse has gone with her. As soon as Liana and vampire, Max, get a lead, they make a trip into town, but as soon as they do, there is an attack on base camp which decimates the numbers of the Pandurs and the Vampires. But it also highlights a much bigger issue; the New Breeds are organising themselves like never before.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Serial: The Dreamer by Zachary Bonelli

I received a copy of The Dreamer from the author, it is episode 8 of the +Insomnium serial.

Nel, Gin and Rev are continueing on their journey to discover a way out of Nowhere, and to do that they have to discover just who it is that is the Dreamer. But that shocking revelation leads to the trio having to make a choice, between going after Drogl and saving everyone or letting Drogl complete his plan, and save themselves!

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Monday, 20 January 2014

Book: Complete Circle by Roxanne Rhoads

Since the death of her maker in the 1700s, Lissette has sworn off men, not allowing them near her. Now working in a high end strip club with her lover, and succubus, Cassandra, she feels at least a little content. But on this one night she notices a guy with startling eyes, and he brings out more of her vampiric nature than before, as well as making her feel desire lie she hasn't in a long time.

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Blitz: Trusting a Tiger by Marissa Dobson


Trusting a Tiger
Marissa Dobson
Blurb:  Felix Grady’s world came crashing down around him when he received confirmation his twin brother was torturing women. One of the victims was none other than his destined mate. Torn between his twin and protecting his mate and clan, Felix must make the ultimate choice between the two.
Harmony Kirk suffered for years under her former Alpha and Henry. Now in Alaska under the protection of the Alaskan Tigers, she’s expected to forget everything that happened and commit herself to the clan. Destined to be the mate of one of the top members of the clan doesn’t make things any easier. It doesn’t help that the destined mate is the identical twin to the man who spent years abusing her.
Will eliminating Henry make things easier or harder for Harmony? Can she move past Felix’s face and see him as a different man than the one who abused her for years? Will it free her from the past she’s locked herself into, allowing her to be with the man who is her destiny?

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Chapter One

The sun glared down from high above when Felix Grady finally stepped out of his cabin. The day off was just what he needed. The long hours he put in while his partner Adam was off mating had worn him out. He slept late and had a leisurely lunch, but now he was tired of doing nothing. He was a tiger that enjoyed being on the move, not lounging around like a bag of lazy bones.
Taking a stroll around the compound would clear his mind before checking in with Ty and Tabitha. He knew Tabitha was in good hands with Adam, but his duties were so engrained in him that he couldn’t stop, even for a few hours. It just wasn’t the person he was.
Making a circle around the grounds, he checked to be sure all the guards were at their posts, nothing out of the norm. As a last-second change of plan, he turned, deciding to take a detour around the creek. Everyone seemed to love the little area by the creek. There was a little bank where shifters could relax, especially Kallie’s mates Taber and Thorben who were able to fish in their bear form without anyone spotting them.
He loved the compound, and the cold weather of Alaska didn’t bother him, although he didn’t have nearly enough time to enjoy it. Being the Captain of Tabitha’s guards takes priority, and with the constant threats to the clans, he rarely had any downtime to enjoy the compound as the other shifters did.
Raja stepped out from around a cabin. “I thought you were taking a day to relax? Checking the grounds at your normal time doesn’t break from your routine. You should catch up on much deserved sleep.”
Since Raja found his mate, Bethany, he had been more jubilant and full of life. The meaning of life had come back to him in full force. It was a remarkable change from the strict man that he’d been before. Now he lived for more than just his job, he had a mate that he loved. Even his sister Tora had remarked on the change.
“Can’t keep me out of the action for long.” He chuckled. “My tiger was restless and demanded I get back to some resemblance of my routine. Any updates?”
“Not yet. Connor and Lukas are working on finding Henry and Randolph, but no solid leads. Recently they found out Randolph spent years being Pierce’s second, but he’s awfully quiet so far for the death of his leader. Speaking of it, have you seen Harmony on your walk? I stopped by her studio, and she wasn’t there.” Raja came to stand next to Felix looking out over the creek bubbling its way down the path.
“No. I heard the guards have been taken off her door after she complained. Is that the wisest move?” There was something about Harmony that drove him to her. She was so scared and frightened, yet he could sense something hiding under the surface, drawing him to her. Maybe it was the person she used to be before his twin brother ruined the shine she had.
“You heard the stink she put up—did you want to listen to that long-term?” Raja shook his head. “Plus, we don’t know when Henry might actually make his move, and we can’t keep her under lock and key indefinitely. Robin will feel if she’s in any danger, and we’re counting on warning from you before he arrives.”
“I’ll do what I can.” Being Henry’s twin should have made it easier for him to determine Henry’s next move, but he was almost as blind to it as everyone else. Harmony might be their only early warning when it came to Henry’s final move.
Raja patted Felix on the back. “I better get back to Bethany. It’s our night for the family dinner. Enjoy the rest of your night off.”
Felix nodded, with a slight envy eating at him. His Lieutenant had a family that most of the clan was envious of. Most tiger shifter off-springs ended up leaving their home clan when they grew up to search for another one to make their name in, separating families across the country. Most shifters don’t have a loyalty to a family like humans do. The loyalty was only to their mate and clan. Parents and siblings were a different category altogether for shifters. Siblings normally remained close though the distances, but parents seemed to have more distances. It’s believed to come from their beast since that was how they were in the wild.
Raja and Tora had been close all their lives, and Tora mating did little to separate the siblings. What separation might have happened was closed with the birth of Tora and Marcus’ daughter Scarlet. Since mating with Bethany, the family dinners have been rotated between Tora’s cabin and Raja’s, giving each woman a chance to host.
With family and mating on his mind, he decided to extend his walk down the creek bed before going back to check on Tabitha. The lush trees lined the creek, keeping it hidden even from the cabins. It was a safe and secure spot deep within the compound, one you were never sure who you would find there.
A familiar scent of honeysuckle and toasted vanilla teased him further along the path to one of the hiding spaces that Kallie favored when she first came to the clan. There, hidden amongst the trees, Harmony sat with her back pressed against the base of one of the trees, tossing rocks at the creek.
“Harmony.” He called to her before stepping closer because he didn’t want to scare her. He knew that just the sight of him made her tense, serving as a reminder of the man that forced himself on her. It was still hard for him to believe that his twin had done such an unimaginable thing. They were raised better than that, and having the tiger inside him but being unable to shift was not enough of an excuse for Felix to forgive Henry’s behavior.
She slid her legs up tight against her chest and met his gaze, but she didn’t speak. She watched him like a tiger stalking its prey, but she wasn’t strong enough to take him down. In tiger form, he outweighed her by more than a hundred pounds, but even as a human, she was no match for him. His years of training and hours in the gym meant he could take her down without hurting her and without much effort at all.
“You okay?” He stepped closer, keeping in her line of sight and his hand way from the gun in his shoulder holster.
“I can’t take it any longer.” She leaned her head against the tree and looked at him. “I can’t stand the fear, the panic. Damn it, to be a prisoner, it’s like being with him all over again. I keep waiting for him to find me, to make me pay for running.”
“You’re safe here. He’s not going to get to you. I won’t let him. Do you understand that?” He knelt in front of her, just far enough away that they didn’t touch, still respecting her space.
“You can’t be sure of that. There’s so many threats against your clan now, with the Texas clan and the rogues.” Her jaw was set as she stared at him. He could read it in her body language that she didn’t believe him.
“I told you I’ll protect you, and I will. There are always threats to clans, but that doesn’t change my vow to protect you.” He paused, listening to the quietness, when an idea struck him. “I know you’re feeling boxed in, so how about if we take a drive? There’s no need to go into town or anything, but a drive through the area might help you recharge and get outside of the compound for a bit. What do you say?”
“I don’t know.”
He could feel her hesitation. “If we’re going to live together in the same clan, you’ll need to move past your apprehension of me. I understand why you have it, but I can’t change my looks or what Henry did to you. I also know words don’t mean much, but I’m nothing like he is. Let me prove it. There’s somewhere I want to show you.” He stood. “What do you say?”
She nodded. “Okay. To get out of here, even just for a short time, would be heavenly.”
He smiled at her. “I need to swing by to see Tabitha and get the keys for one of the guards’ SUVs then we can go. Ten minutes.”
She stood and brushed off the butt of her jeans. “Should I meet you somewhere then or something?”
“Come along—it’s fine. I’m off-duty today, but I want to check in with Adam.” He led the way up the creek a bit further until they came to a small footbridge to cross back over. There were so many things he wanted to ask her, but he didn’t. Spooking her would only send her back into her retreat, and it took too long to get her out of her tigress form to risk anything that might send her back. He’d wait until she was ready.
Silence fell over them like a warm blanket. The only thing heard was the crunch of the occasional stick under his boots. There were no birds that frequented the area—too many tigers and bears in the area that scared them off. Felix always enjoyed the quiet, but now in the quiet he found his thoughts full of the woman standing next to him.
“Hey, Felix,” Tabitha called to him as they stepped out of the trees.
“Tabitha and Adam, just the people I was on my way to see. What are you doing out here?” Felix quickly scanned the grounds, checking for any threat.
“Robin’s down with a cold and asked me to check on Harmony,” Adam explained.
“I do hope Robin is all right.” The common cold was not something Felix or the other shifters had to deal with, only their human counterparts. Once a shifter went through the change, they couldn’t catch a cold or the flu, which came in quite handy. Even though Robin was human, she would gain a higher tolerance to illness from her mating, making illness uncommon. The Alpha/clan bond between Robin and Harmony was highly unusual, especially considering Robin was human, but it was there. Robin had no idea how to handle the connection as a shifter automatically did, so it was becoming a learning process for her. In the meantime, the connection was draining her to the point of illness.
“Bethany healed her, so she should be back to normal soon.” Tabitha nodded.
Felix accompanied Robin on her daily visits with Harmony a few times a week, trying to get her used to his presence. Robin was working closely with Harmony to get her to open up and to work past what Henry put her through.
“I was going to take Harmony out for a drive. She’s suffering with a little cabin fever, and I thought a little time off the grounds would give us both a break.” He almost asked if they would like to join, but instead he kept it to himself. It wasn’t for Harmony’s sake but because he wanted to be with her without the others gathered around. He felt the need to prove to her that he was nothing like Henry.
Harmony wasn’t the first woman to see him as a threat or to fear him, and in most cases, that’s what he needed. With Tabitha’s security on the line, he had to seem like a bastard that would do what he threatened. His threat should come from his actions and body language not necessarily from words. However, when it came to Harmony, he was going out of his way to see that she didn’t fear him. Why?
* * *
Trees whipped past the SUV window as Harmony and Felix headed further and further away from the compound. Her heart beat frantically against her ribs, her mind racing through her fears. She could taste her pulse in her throat. What if this was a trap? He could be leading her to Henry. After all, they were twins—surely they had some bond.
“You’re going to have Robin calling.” Felix never turned his gaze away from the road.
“What?”
“Your fear. If I can feel it this strongly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Robin calls and orders me to return you to the compound at once.” He looked over at her. “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea. Do you want me to take you back?”
Part of her wanted to scream ‘yes,’ but if he were taking her to Henry would he have offered to take her back to the compound? She didn’t think so. More importantly, Robin trusted Felix, therefore she was trying to. He might look like the man who had raped and tortured her for months, leaving scars all over her body, but from what she saw of him, he was different.
Staying in Alaska close to Robin, the only person she had any loyalties to, she’d have to trust Felix and the other clan members. This was the first step on the long road to the life she once had. Not that she ever thought she’d be the person she once was. “No, I want to go.”
“I know you’re scared. I should have asked someone else to come, but with Robin a little under the weather, I was out of people you trusted. We could do this another day when Robin can come with us.”
Pawing at her jeans, she tried to wipe the sweat that had coated her palms away. “It’s fine. I wanted to get out. You know Adam wouldn’t have wanted Robin to leave the security of the compound without him, and you both couldn’t have left Tabitha unguarded.”
“Then Adam could take you and Robin, and I will stay at the compound.”
“No.” She turned away from the window to look at him. “Felix, I want to trust you, and I’m trying.”
“I understand. Every time you look at me, it’s hard for you to see me as someone other than Henry. It’s going to be over soon.”
Hadn’t she heard that since she arrived at the compound? It had been weeks of sitting around waiting for Henry to either attack or for someone to find him. In all that time, her leg nearly healed from the nasty bear trap wound. She was tired of waiting—if only she could do something about it. Even if Henry couldn’t shift, he had proven more than once she was no match for him.
“There’s a slight difference in your features. Your jawbone is a little more rounded, the dimples are a little deeper, and your eyes are different. They still hold the edge of danger, but there’s a touch of understand and friendliness to them. The biggest difference between you two is your attitude. He’s, well…”
“Insane?” he supplied.
“Yes.” She shrugged. It was awful to say it aloud, but it was the truth. “I’m sorry.”
“There’s no need to apologize. It’s true, and I’ve known it for years. When we turned eighteen, our parents moved to Australia so they didn’t have to deal with it any longer. The tiger inside him has driven him crazy from not being able to shift. The only difference between Henry and a rogue is that rogues are put down when the tiger takes over. Looks like Henry’s fate will be finding him at last.” Felix turned the SUV onto a dirt road, doing his best to avoid the potholes.
She felt her eyes narrow down at him, watching him intently. “Even though he’s your brother, you’ll kill him?”
He slid the SUV into Park and looked at her. “Yes. Brother or not, he can’t do what he’s done and get away with it. There’s no other recourse for what he’s done.” He let out a deep sigh. “Years ago, when the tiger first started to drive him toward madness, I wanted to do it then, before he could cause any problems. It might seem heartless to some, but we’re not like humans. There’s not a hospital we can put him in. It’s what our kind does when one is sick, we put them out of their misery. Henry is driven by his madness. He’s no longer the brother I grew up with.”
Without thinking, she reached across the gap and laid her hand on his lap. It’s what their kind did when someone hurt. Touch gave them comfort. Her fingers brushed against the back of his hand, and unexpected electricity shot through her. “No!” Tears welled in her eyes with the knowledge of what that meant. Oh, shitit can’t be!

Author Bio:
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Marissa Dobson now resides about an hour from Washington, D.C. She’s a lady who likes to keep busy, and is always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, she believes you are never done learning.
Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave her the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read she has always had her nose in a book. It wasn’t until she was a teenager that she started writing down the stories she came up with.
Marissa is blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He’s her other half and allows her to stay home and pursue her writing. He puts up with all her quirks and listens to her brainstorm in the middle of the night.
Her writing buddies Max (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to her bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they’re helpful in their own ways.

She loves to hear from readers so send her an email at marissa@marissadobson.com or visit her online at http://www.marissadobson.com.


Friday, 17 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Agent T3 d'Artagnan by Joni Hahn

I received a copy of Agent T3 d'Artagnan in exchange for my review.

Former bad guy through birth, Dar, has had his whole world turned upside down by the D.I.R.E agency. Not only is his twin sister, Cassandra, now with Aidan (Agent E2), but Mitchel wants to recruit him to become the first time travelling agent to save the world, and the past, from Chalmers, a scientist from the future who is working with the Nazis. Throw into this Chalmers' stunning daughter, Jocelyn who was left to die in the future, and you have one very confused Naylor.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Agent E2 Aidan by Joni Hahn

I received a copy of Agent E2 Aidan in exchange for my review.

Picking up where the previous book left off, Cassandra prepares to make an attempt to rescue her brother and her father from D.I.R.E custody, not expecting to be confronted with Aidan and Tristan, the two D.I.R.E super agents. But its not just Aidan's ability to channel electricity that Cassandra has to be wary of, rather Aidan himself. Never having had a relationship before, Cass is shocked by the chemistry between them, and though they both keep telling themselves that they are on different sides, even that can't come between them. With Dar and Cassandra having to pick sides, they need to do so before something even worse comes from a previous time.

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Agent I1 Tristan by Joni Hahn

I received a copy of Agent I1: Tristan in exchange for my review.

Being the only man in the world that is able to become invisible, and teleport, has its disadvantages, as D.I.R.E agent, Tristan, finds out when his best friend, Aidan, asks him to help stop his sister's wedding. Rachel is all set to marry Cody, but not for love, rather in order to get her family's debt paid off after the death of her father. Whisked away from her wedding to a tropical island by Tristan, Rachel trys not to fall for the mysterious and seemingly aloof Tristan. But when he whisks her off to see the sights of Europe for the night to cheer her up, she begins to find it harder and harder to resist him...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Blog Tour: Windows A Broken Fairy Tale by Casey Bramble

I received a copy of Windows A Broken Fairy Tale in exchange for my review.

When the beautiful and noble Raven comes to Sarah's shop, she never expects that she wants to go into business with her. Sarah is quickly drawn into the Chandlish family, full of explosions, drama and intrigue. But Raven has a secret, that up until now she has only ever shared with Bekah, her body is also inhabited by a demon. Now with Sarah by her side, she hopes having two people able to identify the signs will help.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Blog Tour: Stolen Time by Angela Rae Harris

I received a copy of Stolen Time in exchange for my review.

Keaira grew up in the human world, having to learn for herself how to use her shifter abilities. After the death of her boyfriend, Shane, in a car crash, Keaira ends up blackmailed into working for the General, a skin-walker who believes that shifters are better than, and should rule over, humans. The General has plans for Keaira, mostly including matchmaking between her and his son, Carson. Though Keaira and Carson have a great time together, neither of them particularly feel a spark, but when they call it off, the General gets a bit upset, and begins to plot all over again.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Book: Relentless by Cassia Leo

I received a copy of Relentless from Netgalley.

Claire ran away from her past life three months ago, holding her secrets close to her chest. While living her new life, Claire meets Adam, an equally troubled young man trying to escape the past. As their relationship grows, the secrets come out, including the fact that Claire's ex boyfriend is none other than the rock star, Chris Knight. Can their budding relationship survive.

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Blog Tour: Once Upon A Tiger by Kat Simons

I received a copy of Once Upon A Tiger in exchange for my review.

Alexis is one of the rare female tiger shifters in existence, and the only female Tracker. All she's ever asked for in exchange for her service in the Tiger law enforcement is that she be excluded from the Run, where a female tiger chooses a mate. Victor lost his voice in an accident as a cub, and as such is banned from taking part in the Run, but that doesn't stop him wanting someone, and more specifically, wanting Alexis. When the elders retract their promise for Alexis to be exempt from the Run, she finds that Victor is there to protect her. It takes some time, but with both of them having wanted the other for years, it is only a matter of time before they give in to the chemistry bubbling between them.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Rain Rebirth by Amos Cassidy

JAKE INTERVIEW

Amos: Okay, Jake, since our readers are pretty new to you, we thought we’d have a quick short fire round to help them get to know you.
Jake: Okay. Fire away.
Amos: Name?
Jake:  Jake Pendragon
Amos: Age?
Jake: 28
Amos: Marital status?
Jake: *clears his throat* Single.
Amos: Shit, sorry.
Jake:* shakes his head* It’s okay.
Amos: Okay, well, let’s just fly through these physical stats ones – height, 5ft 9, blue eyes, dark hair, and lithe build.
Jake: *nods*
Amos: Occupation?
Jake: Writer.
Amos: Any special skills or hobbies?
Jake: I’m a whiz in the kitchen, I love reading and jogging. I’m a morning person and I like solitude where I can find it.
Cassidy: Favourite colour?
Jake: Blue.
Cassidy: Favourite animal?
Jake: Can we amend that to creature?
Amos: Okay.
Jake: *smiles* Dragons.
Amos and Cassidy: *Chuckle*
Jake: Okay, this has been fun, but I need to pick up the keys to my new place. So I’ll catch you guys later?
Amos: Yeah. Thanks, Jake.
Cassidy: *turns to Amos* Did you get all that?
Amos: I thought you were taking notes!
Cassidy: No.
Amos: Shit!

Blurb:
Jake Pendragon has lost the love of his life. Desperate for a fresh start he moves to Longbrooke - a small British coastal town. The people are friendly, the town is quaint and Jake finally feels as if he could start anew.  Then the Rain falls – an ancient weapon that only Jake can manipulate – and Jake is thrust into a world where Myth and Legend are reality and his bloodline the only possible saviour of mankind. 

With the rebirth of The Rain comes something sinister and Jake finds his life and those that he has grown to care for in danger. Will he succeed in mastering the power inside him before it’s too late or will the sinister threat accomplish its deadly goal?

Author Info:
Amos Cassidy - a team of two. Amos is a 29 year old Diva and Cassidy a 36 year old mum of three.

Aside from a passion for writing and a love of reading they also share an addiction to coffee, love anything Joss Whedon and are constantly playing tug of war over Jensen Ackles.

They have been writing together for four years and their new novel - the first book in a brand new series - 'The Rain: Rebirth' is due for release on 17th January 2014.

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Schedule:
Jan 12thConsuming Worlds
Jan 13thGingerRead Review
Jan 14thRelaxed Reads
Jan 16thShut Up & Read

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