Excerpt & GIVEAWAY: The Dreamer by Ariana Zamora

Yesterday I shared with you my interview with Ariana and today I thought I would show you a little bit of the book.  So here is an excerpt and you can find the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post 

The Dreamer by Ariana Zamora
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 A murderous power, born of betrayal, was passed down the Jamison line, searching for the one who would bring an end to a timeless agony. It lay dormant, until one day it came across a young, unsuspecting girl in the form of a dream.

      A woman whispers to Anjaleena Jamison in the dead of night, plaguing her mind with terror, and haunting her very soul. No one thought anything of it, except for Grandma Rose - the only other living person who knew the terrible secrets of Bennett Manor. After her grandmother's death, Anjaleena soon finds herself residing in the manor, and discovers the ghost of Julian Bennett – a handsome young man who she can't help but feel drawn to. Soon Anjaleena learns that, in the halls of Bennett Manor, nothing is as it seems. Follow Anjaleena on her journey to the past in THE DREAMER.
“Who are you?”
He sat there quietly, staring out into the night. A full minute passed without him responding, and I began to wonder if he'd even heard me. I started to fidget again, playing with
the stray curls that fell over my shoulder. The air between our bodies seemed to thicken, and it felt like I could cut the tension with a knife.
Finally, he tore his gaze away from the pond and stared at me. I leaned back, afraid that I'd said something wrong. He smiled sadly at me, and then began his story.
“My name is Julian Bennett. I am the Master of this manor.”
“Julian,” I repeated, letting the syllables roll off my tongue. “Well, Julian, why am I here? I feel as if I've gone crazy, and would like some reassurance that I'm not completely off my rocker.”
He smiled at me again, looking away momentarily as if lost in thought. Decidedly, he turned back and cleared his throat. “I assure you, your sanity is quite intact. Indeed, you are here with me, breathing the exact air I breathed over one hundred and fifty years ago.”
“Wait...What?!” I exclaimed, standing upright.
He continued as though he hadn't heard me. “The year is eighteen hundred and fifty nine.”
My knees began to wobble, and I had to sit back down to keep from toppling over.
Julian moved to sit beside me, his face suddenly very solemn, and resumed telling his story. “I am twenty two years of age, and tonight, Death will find me.”
He noticed my panicked reaction of glancing around nervously in the shadows, and quickly said, “Don't fear, Anjaleena. There isn't anything that can be done to prevent it. I've lived this night over, time and time again for a century and a half. I understand that this may confuse you, and that the gravity of the situation you find yourself in is possibly quite terrifying. Believe me when I say I'm compassionate about that. But for all this time, I've never been at peace with the end of my world because I do not know what my ending is exactly. Every night I re-live this same party. I am able to touch, taste, smell...everything. I can choose to remain here if I desire, but I am also able to travel to your time. However, I can only do that during daylight hours, and when I do choose to go there, I am restless. Will you help me?”
It took a moment for everything to sink in. I sat there, playing with my hands, wondering how exactly I'd gotten myself into this kind of a situation. I sighed in frustration and said, “Why me?”
“Save for one other, you're the only other living person I've been able to communicate with...on the other side.”
I snorted, comparing 'the other side' to something out of a Star-Trek film. Is that what my life had become? Science-fiction?
He ignored my rudeness. “Every other inhabitant of the manor has been oblivious to my presence. I fear that, if you refuse, I will never know what becomes of me. You are my last hope for peace in the After Life.”
My head buzzed with questions and fear and illogical thoughts. The more I puzzled over everything, the more I could feel the dull pain of an upcoming headache form behind my eyes. I had no idea what to say because I had no idea what to do. My brain was trying to process a million things at once, and no matter how hard I tried to concentrate, everything was still too crazy to even believe...

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My Favorite Mistake Release Day: Character Interview & GIVEAWAY

TODAY is the release day of My Favorite Mistake!!!! Now let me tell you why this is important...BECAUSE this is seriously one of my FAVORITE books of 2012!
When I got an ARC of this book, I devoured it! I literally did not sleep a minute the night I read it, and I didn't even care because I had Hunter Zaccadelli on the brain!  
I love this book and just couldn't wait to share it with you!  I'm part of the SupaGurlTour for this book so I will post my review then but I have something EXTRA special for you today!
A Character interview with Hunter and Taylor!!!! This was extremely fun for me and I hope you enjoy and go buy the book!  I know you won't be disappointed!

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron
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Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.

On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.

Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.

But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.
and now for the Character Interview...enjoy

Welcome Hunter and Taylor!!! Thank you so much for coming for the interview!

So…how are we feeling about each other today?

Taylor: Well if someone would stop trying to get in my pants, that would be great.

Hunter: If someone would just get in my pants then we wouldn't have this problem. I'm telling you Missy, it's very simple.
Taylor: *grits teeth* Stop calling me Missy. It's not my name.
Hunter: *grins* It is now.
What was your first impression of each other?
Taylor: Jerk.
Hunter: Gorgeous.
Taylor: Asshat.
Hunter: Sexy.
Taylor: Douche.
Hunter: Complicated.
Taylor: Ditto.
Hunter, what is your favorite way to piss Taylor off?
Hunter: Let me count the ways... Well, she hates it that I call her Missy, for one. She hates it when I look at her like this. *stares*
Taylor: Stop that.
Hunter: See? I sleep naked, she hates that, but not really. She only pretends to hate it.
Taylor: *huffs* Whatever, dude.
Hunter: I stare at her ass a lot. She also hates that. I can't really do that right now, which is a damn shame.
So Hunter why this bet? Can you explain why you wanted her to love or hate you?
Hunter: Hate and love are two inextricably linked emotions. You can never hate anyone as much as someone you love. They're both powerful emotions and I think they're more similar than anyone realizes. I wouldn't want to live with someone I really hated, if she really did hate me. I'm not that much of an ass.
Taylor: Yes, you are.
Hunter: And if she loved me, well, that would be her misfortune, and to put her through the torture of living with me wouldn't be fair.
Taylor: That doesn't make any sense.
Hunter: I never said it did.
Taylor, what was your plan to win the bet?
Taylor: Oh, I have a plan. I'm not going to share it in front of him, though.
Hunter: She's full of it. She doesn't have any plan. See how she's doing that thing with her hair? That means she's lying.
Taylor: Shut up.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever done?
Hunter: I don't get embarrased.
Taylor: It's true. He has no shame. For me it would probably be the time I had to memorize a line of Shakespeare to recite at this stupid festival thing my school did and in front of the entire school I forgot the whole thing. I wanted to die.
Hunter: Oh come on. You sure it wasn't when I caught you rocking out to Maroon 5 last week and dancing?
Taylor: *rolls eyes* That was not embarrasing.
Hunter: Then why was your face so red?
Taylor: Next question.
What is the best comeback you have ever given?
Hunter: Whenever Taylor says, ah, "duck you." Only she replaces the d with an f. I always tell her that she'd like to, you know, "duck" me. I love seeing the look on her face.
Taylor: Is it like this look? The one I'm giving you right now?
Hunter: Yeah, pretty much. What about you?
Taylor: My fist in his face and my knee in his balls.
Hunter: Yeah, that was pretty good. *rubs jaw* I think I'm going to be feeling that one for a while in more than one place.
So…today Chelsea is sharing your story with the world! How do you feel about that? :D
Hunter: Finally. I should be shared with the world.
Taylor: Seriously, she should have kept at least this one *jabs finger at Hunter* to herself. Why couldn't I have been in a story about self-discovery or something like that? Something with no romance in it. Or why couldn't I have gotten a vampire?
Hunter: I could be your vampire, baby. *goes for Taylor's neck*
Taylor: *squeals and ducks behind chair*
Hunter: I vant to be your lahver.
Taylor: I swear to God, if you come near me, I will stake you in your sleep.
Hunter: I'd be too fast for you. *lunges again*
Taylor: *dodges* Bite me.
Hunter: That's vaht I'm trying to do.
Taylor: See? You see what I have to put up with?
Hunter: Pfft. You love me.
Taylor: Not a chance.

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Interview with Debut Author, Ariana Zamora!

Today I have for you an interview with Ariana Zamora!  I asked her a few questions about her debut and what her experience was like writing her novel!  Check it out and the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post too! 

Hey Ariana! Thanks for "stopping by" today!
Just to start us off, Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm just a girl who wrote a book. I'm not special and I'm not
brilliant. I just love to write. I'm passionate, and witty, and a
veteran of the United States Navy. Writing got me through the hard
times, and I feel blessed to be able to share my work with the world.

I hear you just recently released your debut!  Can you tell us a
little bit about it?

Oh jeeze, this question is always super embarrassing for me. My friend,
Amy, asked me this same question, and I blushed then, too. Writing is
personal for me. Asking me what I wrote about is like asking me what
color undies I've got on. I can't explain it, but it's the honest
truth of how I interpret this question. Haha!
I can throw my book out into the world, no problem, but ask me a
question about it and I panic!

Well, the dreamer is about a young girl named Anjaleena Jamison who
has suffered from night terrors all her life.  After her grandmother
passes away, Leena discovers that she isn't the only one in her family
that has bad dreams...
Her grandmother secretly owned property in a small town called Myrtle
Creek in Oregon, and Leena's parents feel it's a good idea for the
family to get a fresh start. So they move.
Well, it turns out that the property happens to be a very old, very
haunted manor in which a man named Julian Bennett resides.

What's so special about him? Well...he's dead...and he doesn't know
how he came to be that way. Julian's a century and a half year old
ghost who Leena happens to be able to see.  What she doesn't
understand is that her dreams are a huge reason why she can see
him...and why she is there. It wasn't coincidence.

Anyway, Julian asks Leena to help him solve the mystery of his death
so that he may "cross over" to rest peacefully in his afterlife. Of
course, being of sound mind and all, Leena accepts the challenge of
solving the mystery and is then thrown into the past...literally. What
does this mean? Well, you'd better read it to find out!

Where did the idea for The Dreamer come from?

Actually, I was home alone one night a couple years ago, and I was
getting kind of creeped out by my old apartment. It was making weird
sounds, and I was becoming more paranoid by the hour. By three o'clock
in the morning I lay restless in bed, freaking myself out by thinking,
"Man, I really hope there isn't a ghost in my room...oh, crap...I bet
there is a ghost in my room...Well...if there IS a ghost in my room,
he'd better be cute, at least..."

Paranoia mixed with lack of sleep got the wheels in my head turning,
and, thus, THE DREAMER was born!

When did you start writing The Dreamer and what made you start writing it?

I started writing THE DREAMER a couple years ago. It was called
something else back then, but I won't even bother you with the
stupidity of the title...it was bad, trust me.

I really got into the story, and then gave up on it halfway through.
I was getting out of the Navy at the time, and I just didn't have the
time to dedicate to writing like I wanted to.

Well, two months ago, I found this forgotten little file on my
desktop. I clicked on it, and was thrown back into my writing
immediately. I did a major overhaul, completely re-doing the story
line and characters, and was quite satisfied with how it turned out.

What is one thing that surprised you during the writing process?

I was surprised with how quickly my storyline changed. While beginning
my writing, I had no idea where the story was going to go - besides
the general idea of scenarios and characters. I mention one thing on
my word processor and my brain just took off on a rampage. It was
actually kind of neat.

Did you start out with an outline?

I didn't start with an outline. I let my mind wander and do whatever
it saw fit with the characters and story. After I had a good solid
feel for the characters and where the story was heading, I sat down
with my sister and we wrote the ending outline. It made the writing a
lot easier.

Did you finish with that outline?

I did, more or less.

Where is your favorite place to write?

My office is the best place to write. It has a large window  that
catches an excellent breeze. It's quite peaceful, too, except for when
my husband decides to barge in and throw off my groove.

What is one thing you learned during this process?

I learned not to set deadlines and not to fly by the seat of my pants.
It takes a lot less time to write a book if I'm not constantly going
back and revising in order for the story to make sense. So I've
decided that an outline is my friend! I've also come to find out that
setting a deadline is like putting an expiration date on something. I
feel rushed and that's not good when I'm trying to put my best work
out there...how can it be my best work if it was rushed? No more

Are you currently working on something?

I am! I'm working on the next book in THE DREAMER SERIES, actually.
It's been great fun to write so far. I can't wait to be able to share
that one with you, too!

Thanks for coming by and taking the time to answer all my questions!
I can't wait to read The Dreamer!

The Dreamer by Ariana Zamora
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 A murderous power, born of betrayal, was passed down the Jamison line, searching for the one who would bring an end to a timeless agony. It lay dormant, until one day it came across a young, unsuspecting girl in the form of a dream.

      A woman whispers to Anjaleena Jamison in the dead of night, plaguing her mind with terror, and haunting her very soul. No one thought anything of it, except for Grandma Rose - the only other living person who knew the terrible secrets of Bennett Manor. After her grandmother's death, Anjaleena soon finds herself residing in the manor, and discovers the ghost of Julian Bennett – a handsome young man who she can't help but feel drawn to. Soon Anjaleena learns that, in the halls of Bennett Manor, nothing is as it seems. Follow Anjaleena on her journey to the past in THE DREAMER.
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Sing to Me is FREE

Sing to Me by Michelle Pennington is FREE on Amazon
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Sing to Me by Michelle Pennington
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Senior Prom is just a few weeks away, and Rylie’s long time crush asked her to go with him. Wow! Could things get more perfect? Oh, except her mom is making her earn the money for her dress, mostly by cleaning all the dead bugs out of their house, and a guy in choir is making her life miserable. Then her mom lands her a steady babysitting job and things start to look up. She’ll have her dress in no time and a two year old is better than bugs any day. Unfortunately, she’s in for a big surprise when she shows up for her first night on duty. One moonlit lullaby and Rylie realizes she’s in trouble. What do you do when you have everything you want… and you don’t want it anymore?

I read and reviewed Candid by Michelle Pennington awhile ago and really enjoyed it.  Sing to Me runs parallel to Candid so I'm pretty excited about it! 

I will definitely be getting this one! will you?

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Derailed Release Day Blitz

I'm REALLY excited about this release day not because Ive read this and can highly recommend it but because after reading the blurb myself, i fell in love!  I really want to read this book!!!  Just read this blurb and you will know what I mean.  Oh and the cover is GORGEOUS! I love her eyes!  

What do you think of the cover/blurb?  Did any of you get this book? I can't wait until someone reads it so they can tell me how it is! 

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Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy
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When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.
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Indie Revolution GIVEAWAY: Don't Fear the Reaper Week

Brittni @ Britt Reads Indie did an Indie Revoltuion Week on her blog for Michelle Muto's Don't Fear the Reaper!!!

It's awesome and has an AWESOME giveaway that you should definitely check out!

Here is the weeks schedule

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Unlikely Allies Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

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Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King
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Eighteen-year-old Kimberly gets the shock of her life when she learns the father she thought was dead is not only very much alive, but never even knew she existed. Angry with her mother for lying all these years, Kimberly flies to Colorado to meet the father she knows nothing about before heading off to college in the fall.

Her father’s world turns out to be nothing like she expected. Rather than the typical nine to five lifestyle, Kimberly’s father runs a summer foster camp that teaches young children skills to build their confidence and self-esteem. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are a different world than the sunny shores of California, taking Kimberly completely out of her element, and causing her to second-guess her spur of the moment decision.

Never being one to quit anything, Kimberly is determined to show her father that a surfer girl can fit into this rugged mountain wilderness. That is if she can deal with Mason, an arrogant nineteen-year-old guy who has made it his mission to point out every mistake she has made since her arrival. While she would love nothing more than to rub it in his know-it-all face, Kimberly can’t deny the feelings he stirs up inside her, or the chemistry between them, even during their verbal assaults.

When a tragic accident leaves them stranded in the mountains, Kimberly must use her shaky skills to save Mason and survive the elements. Suddenly, fighting is the last thing on their minds as they must rely on each other if they want to live. In their struggle for survival, they realize what they thought they knew about each other isn’t true after all.
My Review
I normally don't mention covers but I just got to say I freakin' LOVE this cover...maybe it's because I was one of the first people to see it and got to do the cover reveal with SupaGurl...but when I saw it I couldn't stop staring! It's just so intense!
Kimberly is the perfect main character!  She really finds out more about herself because what would you expect when she is meeting her father for the first time!  She is shy and insecure but completely determined.  Her determination is my favorite thing.  She's determined to show her father how strong she can be and she's determined to show Mason how he's not affecting her.
Speaking of Mason...well you can't not fall in love for him in the first second he comes in the picture.  Well especially since he's chopping wood, shirtless!!! YAH now I know you gotta read this book! am i right?!  If you like snarky and sarcastic guys then Mason is your man.  The relationship between Kimberly and Mason is VERY much a love/hate one...mostly hate and it's SO HOT.
This book is full of adventure, a great romance, and a story that is easily relatable!  Tiffany King is an AMAZING writer and Unlikely Allies is my favorite of them all! Which is saying a LOT!!! Read this!

What's your favorite Tiffany King book?
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Double Trouble Review: Awry by Chelsea Fine

So What is better than 1 review? TWO REVIEWS!
To me; having a double opinion on a book is a good thing! :)I have teamed up with Tabby from Insightful Minds to bring you A Double Trouble Review ! 
Basically; we have both read a book and have decided to share BOTH opinions in one post! Since this is our first time doing this, we are both featuring the same book. Don’t worry though; from here on out – both of our post will feature DIFFERENT books – but both post will have BOTH reviews! :)
Awry by Chelsea Fine 
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Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes...love is the death of you....

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal. 

This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again.
My Review:

The Good: One word…Tristan. You could definitely say I’m Team Tristan All. The. Way. But Awry definitely did soften my heart towards Gabe….a little bit. In Anew, I thought Gabe was annoying but in Awry I got to see Gabe’s side on things and that maybe he doesn’t just love Scarlet because of the curse.
I was super excited while reading Awry that we (the readers) were no longer going to be left completely in the dark about Scarlet’s past life because Chelsea Fine put flashbacks in the book! I got to say at first I was a little annoyed with these flashbacks because it seemed like they kept happening in the middle of the action, but then I started craving them. I had to know more of their back story and you really find out what makes Tristan, Scarlet, and Gabe tick through these scenes!
This book, especially the end, is of EPICNESS. *cue fan-girl moment* Scarlet becomes kick-ass. Tristan somehow gets HOTTER. Gabriel is more tolerable. The story and plot trap you and don’t let you go until you read “The End”. Chelsea Fine knows how to weave stories. Just like Anew I felt like I was trying to find the freakin’ cure to this curse along with them.
The Bad: The only thing that I didn’t like about Awry (which obviously wasn’t even enough to knock it down a star) was there was a part of the book that went a little slow for me. I’m a HUGE Chelsea Fine fan and for me every part of her book is as close to perfection as books get and this part just dragged a little bit for me. With this being said, right after this lull and for the rest of the book I couldn’t take my eyes off my kindle. It just kept getting better and better until it got to the end and then I got pissed because I REALLY didn’t want to wait for book 3 :D
This is a book that you don’t want to miss. Trust me. If you are looking for a book series of Epic, I would definitely recommend the Archers of Avalon series. Epic Story. Epic Love. Epic Tragedy.

Tabby's Review:

I completely love this book! No joke. I kind of feel bad saying this; but this one rocked my face off even more than the first book did. Which is a good thing! It means that Fine hasn't lost her writing momentum! 

The flashbacks of Scarlet have got to be my favorite part of this book. I LOVE them. It is almost like you are getting to read two books in one. I also enjoyed the fact that we got to see just how things played out. I will say that after those flashbacks, I am 100% Team Tristan! Why? Because it is not everyday that you find someone who can love like he can. It literally knows NO time limits & it is pretty much never ending. Everyone should experience a love like that at some point in their lives.

I love that it showed just how Scarlet at Gabriel ended up together. This book also make me like Gabe just a little. (A TINY SMIDGE) Be that as it may, I am still totally Team T! This book happens to be JAM PACKED with Epicness. You don't want to miss a single page! The book flowed effortlessly and kept me entranced the entire time. Chelsea Fine knows how to write such believable characters, that you feel like you are right there with them as they journey though the pages of this book. 

The ONLY issue I had with this book was the ending. ARE YOU KIDDING ME CHELSEA! I am the most impatient person in the world and you went and ended the book like that. I will say though, I am freaking EXCITED to see how everything plays out! :) I would def recommend this book to anyone who likes to fill their time with epic.

Have you read Anew? What did you think? or Have you read any of her other books?  I want to hear what you think! Especially about Tabby's awesome review! :D

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Soul Quest Trilogy Launch

Hey guys! so I'm a little late in posting this because The Soul Quest Trilogy Bundle came out yesterday but school was killing me at the time and I didn't have time to get on blogger!  so I hope you will forgive me for being a day late!
If you haven't read the Soul Quest Trilogy here is your chance to get them all at once!  Also don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the page and wish Amy Jones a Happy Belated Birthday! 

Here  is the bundle which includes all the books in the Trilogy
Soul Quest
The Guardians of Souls
Soul Deep

The Soul Quest Trilogy book series is a quest for love, power and justice. 
Here is the trailer for the trilogy and after that I will post the individual books in the trilogy so you can check out their covers and blurbs!

Soul Quest - synopsis
Do you remember how horrified you were about the idea of attending high school? I remember ticking off those last miserable days of my summer vacation following my eighth grade year. Maybe you don’t, maybe you were one of those people. You know who I’m talking about, people like Melissa Small, the distinguished District Attorney, Larry Small’s daughter. She’s popular, gorgeous and absolutely terrifying to someone like Liv Glyn. No, Liv is far from measuring up to the standards required to make Melissa’s crowd. She’s not even close. Liv is just a simple man’s daughter, mostly tolerated by her peers. If this isn’t depressing enough for you, stay tuned, it gets worse. 
Liv was commanded with Spirit at birth by the Great Spirit, Hala. I know, it sounds crazy but it’s true. If you think it’s difficult to be a teenager, try being a teenager who was born destined to save the world from soul sucking Daevas and their mutant progeny Aengels. There are four of them. Liv’s companions of Spirit are Laith Lightfoot, Brayan Akin and Meena Sodden. 
Getting back to Melissa Small, she is Laith’s step sister and is always meddling where she doesn’t belong, further complicating everything. To make matters even worse, Liv’s best friend, Jedd is apparently aware of things that are typically undetectable to ordinary humans. So, Liv is forced to deceive Jedd, the boy who has been her constant standby since the third grade, to shield him from the horrible and very dangerous truth. Did I mention that she is falling in love with him? The term awkward doesn’t even begin to cover it, trust me. 
Welcome to the mess that is the life of a human Oracle.

The Guardians of Souls – synopsis
Liv, Laith, Brayan and Meena are back with a mission and a militia for justice. The four human Oracles join forces with their spirit counter parts in Arcadia to form The Guardians of Souls. Shy has fled to Los Angeles to escape the consequences of Melissa and Jesse’s deaths and Hala, the Great Spirit, has reason to believe he is not alone. Neither the Spirits in Arcadia or the NYPD in New York City has turned up any trace of Shy since his disappearance after the tragic events played out on Valentine’s Day. 

Liv and her companions of spirit find themselves torn between the human world and Arcadia once more. Their duty as human Oracles continuously interferes and threatens the stability and safety of their friendships and romantic lives.

Get ready for all hell to break loose as Liv and her friends set out on a quest to hunt down Shy and finish him for good. This time the Spirit World means business when they find Shy playing up to his usual tricks. The odds are against Shy this time around but this may not pan out to be such a lucky break for the human Oracles. Could it be that Shy isn’t their worst enemy after all? 

Is Earth once again safe from the perils of Daevas and Aengels? Are Liv’s human friends safe or will they be baited and harmed again? 

Only the Spirits know…

Soul Deep – synopsis
In the third and final installment of The Soul Quest Trilogy the Oracles head to the Scottish Highlands in pursuit of Lefu and Etheline. When they finally catch up with the fallen spirits they are unexpectedly met by another mysterious creature, but is this magical being evil?

The spirited teens find themselves faced with loss and betrayal in this epic adventure.

Who will Liv choose to be her soul mate? Will it be Beau or Jedd? Which boy will face a future empty of his greatest desire?

Brayan will be deceived by the one person he trusts the most? Will he ever forgive his betrayer, or himself?

Laith has already lost his sister to the Daevas. Will a complication cause him to lose Drue too?

Meena will find the weight of the world submerging her deep into waters of the Loch Ness. Will she rise against it?

Last but not least, will the Oracles finally rid the Earth of Daeva's and Aengels?

Afflictions of the soul wade deep. It's time to sink or swim. Tread carefully...

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Keystone Blog Tour: Review

I am SUPER excited to be part of this blog tour! I didn't know if I was going to like this series or not but I have found another series that i LOVE!!! so follow this blog tour and see how awesome these books are and read them and enter all the giveaways! If you're just now seeing this blog tour you can go HERE to check out all the other stops!  I'm sure they would love your comment love as much as I do!  
Today I have for you a review of Keystone (book 2) which I finished today!  I haven't reviewed Cornerstone (book 1) but I think Im saving that for something special that Heather @ SuperGurl Books and I are planning so look out for that! So apparently I'm quite long-winded tonight.. phew.. but anyway now I'm going to share with you the blurb and my review of Keystone!

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There’s a man-made storm coming, like a rip in the world, and it’s called the Cusp. 

Struggling to fit into the destiny she’s accepted, Nalena Maxwell has been left with one objective: she must find her murdered grandfather’s Memory. Stolen and hidden away by her own father over seventeen years ago, the Memory could be the key to ending the Cusp and destroying the Ianua’s rival community, The Fury.

Driven by each individual’s selfish desires, The Fury has always lacked the loyalty and organization it needs to be an actual force of power. 

Until now. 

Someone masterminded the Fury’s massive attack on the Ianua, slaughtering twelve of their thirteen community leaders, the Addos. Now there are rumors that the 13th Cura, to which Nali belongs, has gone to the Fury, manipulating the last Addo in order to control the other 12 Curas.

As the Cusp brings the Fury and their own communities against them, Nalena’s Cura must preserve the Ianua, but finding the key to the Cusp isn’t as simple as it seems.
My Review *may contain spoilers if you haven't read Cornerstone*

I really didn't know what to expect with this series.  Misty asked me to join the blog tour so I did what I always do...I looked to see if any of my friends had read it that have the same tastes as me and a few had and they loved it so I decided what the heck? I'll try it!  Well guess what?! I LOVE IT TOO!!!! Actually I think EVERYONE should just drop what they are reading and go get it and open it and then you will get the AWESOMENESS because you can tell from the first few pages!  Can you tell yet that I love this book?

Nalena is awesome! I love her!  She kicks butt and she doesn't even know it!  I'm waiting for her to figure out how much she kicks butt!  After she has figured out what she is, she embraces it and holds onto that Cornerstone!  With all things against her she still fights through to find The Key.

Garrett is my new book boyfriend.  I wish he could be my Vieo!  In Keystone you get the same Garrett as you had in Cornerstone but even better because there feelings for each other are out in the open completely and it's so sweet.  My favorite thing about Garrett is that he is protective but he supports Nalena in her death mission.  He lets her do what he knows she has to and instead of fighting her on it, he is by her side which is exactly what Nalena needs!   They are the perfect match so says their tea leaves :) (another thing you have to get once you read the book!)

Another thing I loved about Keystone is you get a lot of awesome, developed supporting characters.  I fell in love with Zane, Robbin, Deeta, Zaneen, Sean, Addo, Nok, and Iris in this book!  It's not just about Nalena and the Reeses anymore.  The interaction between this group of people made the book even better.  It wasn't all completely centered around Nalena and Garrett which makes the story so much better because the Cusp isn't just effecting Nalena and Garrett.  It is effecting everyone and with all these characters coming together you get to see that.  There are also more interactions and relationships that form with the supporting characters the deepen the story.

All around I think this book...this series deserves more than 5 stars but 5 stars is all I got.  Everything about it had me flipping the pages like crazy and now that I'm done I'm dying for more!  I just will never be able to get enough!  This is a read I recommend to anyone and everyone because I think you can find something that you will love about it!


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Blood Bond Tour: Double Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway

I am super super excited to be participating in this tour! I love this series and if you haven't read them, you really should!  I am a late bloomer for the Dirty Blood series so today I have reviews of the first 2 books for you because I'm still reading Blood Bond! :) BUT I do have an awesome excerpt from Blood Bond just so you can have a little taste of it.

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I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up.

Now, all I can do is accept the truths that are staring me in the face. One, Werewolves do exist. And Two, I was born to kill them.
My Review
In the first few pages of Dirty Blood, I was hooked.  I was sucked into the world of Dirty Blood, and it literally took me 2 pages to realize I wasn't going to be able to put this book down.  The book starts out with Tara kicking butt and then in the middle she's kicking butt and at the end she is still kicking butt!  I love kick butt heroines that know what they want and go for it! Speaking of what she wants... Wes and Tara have this crazy attraction for each other that I love!  They are just what each other needs.  Tara needs Wes to help her discover this world that she is a part of and Wes needs Tara to belong (you will have to read the book to understand what I mean by that)!  They are the perfect match and just in case you can't tell I'm #TeamWes All. The. Way.  If you haven't picked up this series yet, go get Dirty Blood now! I guarantee that you'll like it :)

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Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?
My Review
*may contain spoilers if you haven't read Dirty Blood*
I wasn't happy with Tara's mom in this book At. All.  I mean I get it was necessary for the story BUT it seemed like just when Tara had accepted what she truly was and was getting really awesome at what she was AND when Wes and Tara accept that they are totally right for each other and will kick butt together...her mom sends her off.  Then again if she wouldn't have been sent off she wouldn't have met Cambria who is one of the best supporting characters EVER! I love her! She is full of fire and she is an awesome friend of Tara's that sticks by her side.  In this book, we meet Alex.  Now Alex is a great guy it's just that in my eyes Wes is the one for Tara.  At least Alex was bearable so I wasn't annoyed throughout this book.  Alex really does help Tara grow into her position as an awesome Hunter but I'm #TeamWes.  This series only gets better with this book!  Sometimes I feel like 2nd books in series are flops but in this one the series definitely progresses and Tara grows as a character!  I love this series so much!!!

and now for the Excerpt...since this is THE Blood Bond Tour I have for you an excerpt from Blood Bond!!!! Enjoy.

Cambria whistled loud and low as Alex approached. “Trainer boy cleans up good.” 
Alex’s eyes fell on me and swept up and down. I smoothed the silk dress I’d stolen from Victoria. My breath caught a little and I forced it in and out evenly. We’d been training together for weeks now without crossing the line from professional to personal. Somehow, this night felt different. Maybe it was the fact that we’d be leaving tomorrow. A last chance to say everything. Not that I had anything different to say. My heart belonged to Wes. 
Sometimes I wondered if my heart had selective memory.
“Tara.” The way he spoke my name sent a shiver down my spine. “May I have a word?”
“Sure.” I nodded at Cambria and followed him outside. 
Stars twinkled overhead. People milled about in the courtyard; parents gushed over their offspring and couples engaged in a last make-out session before returning home. 
“Can we take a walk?” Alex asked. 
I nodded and fell into step beside him, my heeled sandals making clicking sounds on the sidewalk that wound around the outskirts of the courtyard. Soft, white bulbs strung about the shrubs illuminated the pathway. It was meant to be romantic, but instead, it left my stomach tight. 
The entire month there had been a sort of resigned tension between Alex and me. After the stir caused by Miles subsided, Wes and the others had gone home. School was restored to order. Classes resumed. It all felt so normal. Then there was Alex.
I don’t know what I’d expected my first day back at training. Closeness over a shared near-death experience? Distance caused by the secrets I still kept? I felt neither.
Alex was business as usual. Painfully so.
It was as if none of it had happened. Or as if he’d experienced it all separate from me somehow. He had a singular focus: the hybrids were running around leaving a trail of dead humans in their wake. A fact Alex made painfully clear in his never-ending rants about how he couldn’t wait for the special team selections. He was itching to hunt them. Except, unlike Wes, who’d gone searching for hybrids willing to choose peace over death and destruction, Alex would hunt to kill. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t shake that. 
“Are you enjoying the party?” he asked.
“It beats running.”
Alex chuckled. “I could’ve converted you if I’d had more time.”
More time. Tomorrow we’d go our separate ways. 
I swallowed against the lump in my chest. 
“Alex …” I didn’t know how to put any of it into words. 
“Kane called me into the office today.”
“Oh.” I stopped. 
We were at the edge of the courtyard now, closer to the trees than the cobbled path. Movement caught my eye. I swiveled, muscles bunching. My body was more alert for danger than my mind, though, because it took me a moment to realize what I was seeing. “Logan?”
He broke from Victoria’s embrace. Even in the dim light, I could see him flush. “Tara, hey.”
Victoria glared at me. “Is that my dress?”
“My wardrobe is gone, remember? And you have more than you need. Doesn’t it look nice?” I pivoted right, then left, showing off the silky fabric that ended a little higher than it should’ve since I was taller than its rightful owner.
“Breathtaking,” Alex agreed.
“Stay out of this, Channing. What are you doing with her anyway? She’s rabid.”
“Lay off, Vic. Summer starts tomorrow. Kick back. Relax,” Alex said. 
“Evil never sleeps,” I muttered. Logan shot me a dirty look. I lifted my eyebrows in mock innocence. 
The animosity between Victoria and I was old news. Since the incident with Miles, and more than that, since the day she’d cried to me about her parents disappearing, there’d been no more exploding bags of dog food. No more shredded clothes or attempts to shave my eyebrows in my sleep. Although, she never missed an opportunity to insult me in conversation, which was almost daily since she and Logan were practically joined at the mouth these days. I figured wearing her clothes was an even trade.
“I was relaxing just fine until you and Barking Barbie showed up,” Victoria said. 
Alex laughed, and this time I shot him a dirty look. “Sorry,” he said, still grinning. 
“Are you guys passing through or should we pick another spot for privacy?” Logan asked, giving me a pointed look.
I opened my mouth, snarky comment at the ready. 
“We were just leaving.” Alex took my elbow and led me away before I could protest. Victoria said something I couldn’t hear and Logan shook his head like he was too beaten to argue. “Let it go,” Alex said as we headed for the woods.
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If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.

Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John.

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