Happy Halloween!: Shadow Series Exclusive Awesomeness

Happy Halloween!!! Today I have something super special for you! Laura Elliott, author of the Shadow Series, has put together some exclusive awesomeness just for you on Halloween!  I'm going to let Laura take it away but make sure you keep reading to find stuff on her recent AND upcoming release ALSO there is a GIVEAWAY in there! Don't miss it!

I always wanted to write a spooky series. The Shadow Series is Halloween inspired. Shadows are a lot like zombies! Here’s a little bit about The Shadow Series:

13 on Halloween (Shadow Series #1) When Roxie invites all the eighth grade peacocks (code word : popular kids) to her first ever thirteenth birthday party on Halloween, they all come and give her a gift that’s literally out of this world. Roxie astral projects to Planet Popular where she becomes seventeen instantly and gets everything she’s always wanted, but nothing is as it seems. FREE at Amazon!

Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) Shadows will do anything to become human. You see their influence everyday. You say things you don’t mean or do things that aren’t like you. You look, different. Friends you’ve known forever suddenly never call. Planet Popular was just part of a bigger world, the shadow world. When the shadow invasion begins at Roxie’s high school, she’ll fight for her life and the lives of her family and friends, when she discovers she’s the Shadow Slayer, the one human who can save Earth from the shadow onslaught. Available at Amazon.

Click here to see The Shadow Series trailers, playlists, & fun stuff & check out Laura’s other books. Anyone who comments here about the scariest thing that’s happened to them will be entered for a chance to win a signed paperback of Transfer Student, an intergalactic tale of beauty and the geek & Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale (US only). Happy Halloween!

Party favors : Follow @Laurawriting and DM me your address for signed Shadow Series bookmarks! 

Excerpt from Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2):

I pull some blush and mascara out of my makeup bag. I’m late, as usual. No one else is in here with me and it’s too quiet, too quiet for opening night. I try extra hard to keep the makeup off my dress, wedging scratchy brown paper towels all along my shoulder strap to protect it.
I glance over at one of the open, empty lockers. My sword hides in locker number 316, a row away from me. I thought about slaying every one of the shadows that had invaded in dress rehearsal but there was no way for me to ride the bus and sneak my sword in to school without a million eyes on me. Without getting noticed by some teacher who’d confiscate it and expel me for bringing a weapon to school. I had so much stuff to take for the play that Mom offered to give me a ride at the crack of dawn this morning. I hid my sword under my dress. Mom was so scattered because of her big meeting she didn’t notice anything and since it was so early no one was in the halls to give me a second look when I hid my sword in my locker. Note to self: early morning is a good time to hide stuff at school.

I stroke one cheek and then the other with blush and remember standing with Drew at the bonfire. The last night we went out as boyfriend and girlfriend. The last night he was human.

On your 13th birthday, you get the call. By your 14th birthday you find out what the call is.  

Everyone I know is in the audience tonight. Ally, Mom, Dad, Brian, even Mitch because he came home for my birthday. We’re having our family dinner tomorrow night since tonight the cast party’s at Drew’s house, unless I decapitate him first. 

“Roxie five minutes!” Hayden yells into the girl’s locker room. As usual I’m the last one out. I sweep my hair up to the side and try to remember my first line. For some reason it’s the one I always forget. 

All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come
To answer thy best pleasure...

I open locker 316, grab my sword and just as I step outside of the locker room Wanda runs up to me and starts talking non-stop about her nerves and how they’re getting worse and worse.

“What’s that?” she asks. I stop cold in my tracks at the backstage door. 

“There are lots of words for things that don’t exist––the unseen. Like monsters and aliens and dragons and vampires and ghosts,” I say sort of in a trance. 

“Yeah, so?” Wanda says, wringing her hands.

“If they don’t exist, why are there words for them? All the stuff I thought was crazy really isn’t crazy at all,” I say, finally getting what Drew was trying to tell me at the bonfire at the estate at homecoming. What the human Drew said before I danced with his shadow. My role in the unseen, the shadow world. Still, I don’t know so many things. Like, what happens to a shadow once I slay it? And where do humans go when their shadows invade? How can I save my human friends? 

“Roxie, I caught you! I was so late because Brian’s car got a flat. He fixed it so great, I couldn’t believe it. It’s like he went to bad ass school or something,” Ally says, laughing.

“Ally. Finally!” We hug. I swallow hard. Brian. Fixed. A. Flat. I mean it’s not brain surgery but believe me, if it doesn’t have an LCD screen Brian doesn’t think it exists. He doesn’t know how to fix a flat. O.M.G. Brian is probably a shadow too. 

Moon Killers (Shadow Series #3) Teaser:

I am the Shadow Slayer. I will live five hundred years. Five hundred years ago Columbus was about to discover the New World and ice cream hadn’t been invented yet. Five hundred years from now humans will most likely populate space and find cures for the incurable. Maybe by then, a five-hundred-year life won’t seem so epic. 

I stare deeply into my boyfriend’s gorgeous golden eyes. When I’m granted my reward, my Last Life, Drew will be long since dead and we will have lived one thousand years between us. Drew’s five hundred years only reveal themselves in his kiss. He kisses like a man who’s lived countless lifetimes and discovered the only thing that matters. Nothing about Drew says he’s just begun his Last Life. 

He’s someone girls notice under the Friday night lights––especially the way he pulls off the winning play week after week. And, if you’re like most girls, you’d die to just talk to him and even concoct ways to make that happen, including circling back in line again when he and his friends walk up to the snack shack, or walk an extra loop around the parking lot in search of a ride, hoping to run into him. 

Tomorrow’s game is against LT. We hate LT. I don’t know why, it just is. Freshmen sort of have to accept things like arch rivals. Before I found out what I am, before I met Drew, I felt like freshman was tattooed on my forehead. It’s kind of cool how everyone at school, make that everyone in town, wants to beat LT. 

Drew and I snuck onto the football field ten minutes ago. It’s pretty epic scaling the stadium gates. I’m afraid of heights, but Drew and I climbed the chain link side by side. I feel like I can do anything when he’s with me. He’s the kind of guy a girl would break into school with and not care about what punishment might come down after. I love lying here in the empty stadium with Drew, like this. Like everything’s normal. Like we’re normal. 

 “It’s easy, Roxie,” Drew says, lying beside me, inches away.

“What is?” I shift a little in the grass and turn to face him.

“Killing the moon.” It’s the night before the big game against LT, but Drew’s a million miles away.

“If you say so.” I shiver and stare at the huge goal post above us, ghostly against the night sky. He knows how badly I’ve wanted to kill the moon. How important it is. I’ve been hounding him non-stop about it since homecoming––the night my life changed––when he spoke of it at the bonfire. 

We are said to kill the moon because its phases are meaningless to us. Time doesn’t matter to us. 

I’m not sure I’m ready. I mean, not now. Not this second. Not on a Thursday night. Such a normal night. I like normal. Moon Killing seems more of a Saturday night thing, I guess. Saturday nights are meant for the extraordinary. I stroke my arm and feel the rough edges of my massive scar. There’s not enough Mederma in the world to completely heal my first battle wound.

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My Favorite Mistake Blog Tour:Guest Post & Giveaway

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.

Guest Post
As a writer, it's my job to make sure that my readers feel like they're inside my story. This includes making it easy for the reader to visualize exactly how things look. I have a confession: I'm terrible at writing settings. It's pretty much the last thing I think of. I tend to go with dialogue first, and then the visual of the characters and then setting last. I have to make a concerted effort to remember to describe it. 

When it came to My Favorite Mistake, it was actually easy to describe the setting, since I've lived it. It's so easy to take myself back to college, to the endless pizza nights, the laundry, the mis-matched furniture. But for greater visual stimulation, I went to the internet. You can find the Pinterest board I created for My Favorite Mistake here: http://pinterest.com/authorchelcam/my-favorite-mistake/

From the first chapter, I knew Taylor was into peacocks. I didn't know why until I figured out her big secret, but, I knew she was nuts about anything with peacock feathers or colors. I found this bed set from Bed Bath & Beyond, and it's perfect for Taylor. She also has a peacock dreamcatcher that hangs on the side of her bed; a gift from her older sister, Tawny. For those of you who have read the book, you understand the significance of the peacock feathers.

For Hunter, I knew that he'd be into dark colors. Red, blue, black, gray. His guitar is black, and he seemed like a black sheet kind of guy, so I'd pair black sheets with this basic blue comforter from Target. He's also not into spending a lot of money on things, so he would definitely go for the low-priced route.

For those who have read the book, this is the infamous recliner from Chapter Sixteen. I wanted it to be squishy and ugly, like something you'd find on someone's lawn and throw in the back of your buddies truck. It's pretty ugly, isn't it? I'm pretty sure Paul (Renee, one of Taylor and Hunter's roommate's ex ) was the one who found it. I'm also pretty sure Darah (their other roommate) disinfected it thoroughly before she would let him bring it inside.

Hunter comes equipped with an Xbox and Kinect, but Renee, is the gaming junkie. When not studying her nursing textbooks, or trying to make her ex-boyfriend jealous, she's playing Skyrim. Hunter also has gaming nights with his buddies, his cousin Mase, and his friends, Dev and Sean.


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Indie Blogs

Here is the promised list of book blog reviewers that accept Indie or Self-Published books!  This list is mostly for authors so that you have a list of about 45 blogs, but also for bloggers so that we can help in networking and promoting each others blogs!  (I'm still working on the blog roll but it will be up soon!)

Britt Reads Indie
SupaGurl Books
Insightful Minds
Give it to Cupcake
Book-Marks the Spot
The Reading Fish
White's Nights
Little Hyuts
A Tale of Many Reviews
A Tale of Many Book Reviews
Lor's Indigo Lodge
My Miscellaneous Bookshelf
b00k r3vi3ws
Incandescent Enchantments
Reviewing What I'm Reading
Joie de Lire
Living a Goddess Life
Pinkindle Reads & Reviews
Wholly Books
Paper Cuts
Paperbook Princess
Books Mystify
Jess resides here
Somewhere Between The Pages
Bitsy Bling Books
Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf
Books Live Forever
Lizzy's Dark Fiction
Abbey Ann's Bookland
Oops! I Read A Book Again
Books Down My Pillow
Life Long Learning by VS
I Talk Books!
She's Got Books on Her Mind
Book Blogger Mom
Mom in Love with Fiction
Pinky Just Listen
Ren's Rambles
Novel Nerd
GingerRead Reviews
For The Love Of Film And Novels
Turning the Pages
Writings, Musings and Other Such Nonsense
JD's Leisure Zone
L.Leander's Reviews and interviews
The Indie Ebook Review Site
Book Loving Mom
Whispers At Moonlight
Reading and Things
Books of Amber
Icy Cold Reads

of course Indie books are accepted right here at My Pathway to Books  (I just added 3 reviewers to my blog so I can take on more requests :D)

If you're not on this list but would like to be please fill out this form!


Cover Reveal: Shadow of the Mark

I know you have probably already seen the cover because I'm a little late in posting this because it got lost in my the abyss of my email!  But I thought I would post it anyway just so we can stare at the beauty some more!
So here is some stuff about the cover...
I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series  
cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the  
cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to  
be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette  
  reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink  
and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have  
done another amazing job. I hope you like it too.

Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam
intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around  
her.  With the Order tightening its hold, and the
reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than  
answers as the
Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving
strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery.  
  It?s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide,
and a destiny someone from the past?far in the past, has already laid  
claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the
Order?s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

Doesn't that sound AMAZING!?!
What do you think about the cover and blurb?!

Now a little bit about the amazing author that created all this...

I started out life in South Africa. A year later
my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my
parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I
was rightly ticked off.

Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of
the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with
uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of  
the Sisters
of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on.

I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and
treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven?t
stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by
HarperTeen in 2011.

Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we?re currently on loan
to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about  
magic, ghosts,
and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.

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Review & Giveaway: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
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Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes. 

I love ANYTHING Jessica Sorensen!  She is amazing, so when I found out her next book happened to be in my favorite genre, I was thrilled!
The Secret of Ella & Micha did not disappoint in any way! It was full of the heart-breaking and heart-melting emotion that I think any great contemporary needs!
Both Ella and Micha have messed up lives but that's just how it is.  I don't think Ella & Micha was a fixing/ character growth story as many of these are.  I saw it more as them trying to allow each other to hold the other during the heart-break.  But it was hard for them because there was a very thin line between best-friends and something more.
The whole time I was rooting for Micha while he was bringing ella back into her old self and I definitely loved his methods of doing so. ;) You've got to read it to find out what those were but I can tell you that I'm 99.9% sure that you'll love it too!
It appears as though Micha is holding all of Ella's pieces together but then later we see that Micha needs Ella just as much.  It was a great give/take relationship!
If you're a contemporary lover like me you're going to love this books and $.99 is a STEAL for this book!
Thank goodness there is a second book, or I would've died!  I wasn't ready to finish the book when I reached the end and I'm so glad it's not the end!

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Cover Reveal: Hale Maree by Misty Provencher

I'm super excited to be sharing this cover with you because this author has recently become one of my favorites!

Misty Provencher is amazing and if you haven't read Cornerstone and Keystone, you need to! 

Hale Maree is Misty Provencher's New Adult romance novel that is set to release November 19th.

Now that you're done staring at this very intriguing cover, I'm sure you're ready to read about this book! so here you go!
Hale Simmons dreams of climbing out of her impoverished life, going to college, and getting herself a titanium crash helmet, so she can eventually bust through the Plexiglas ceiling of her crappy life.  But for now, she’s just a 17-year-old girl with a flimsy hope, barely getting by with her alcoholic father, Jerry.
But for Hale, ‘crappy’ suddenly takes a nosedive, when Jerry becomes the sole witness to a horrible accident.  It is an event which means to effect everyone, especially Hale, who wasn’t even involved.
While the depth of the accident has just begun to unfold, Otto Maree, a prominent business man and old family friend, stands to lose everything because of it.  Otto is desperate for Hale’s father to stay quiet about what occurred the night the two men met for a drink.  Out of mutual moments of desperation, the two fathers forge a deal.  Jerry is desperate to gain financial stability for both himself and Hale, and Otto Maree is more than willing to pay to keep his secret just that.
But deals like this need to be made of the strongest vows and bound with the most faithful of loyalties.  Otto proposes a marriage between Hale and his playboy-son, Oscar, in order to assure that the secret remains ‘in the family’.  The mystery surrounding the accident continues to grow and Hale struggles against her own mysterious feelings that begin to develop for Oscar, who turns out to less of a playboy, but just as fiercely loyal and dedicated as his father.  
As the pressures around her continues to escalate, Hale realizes that she’s got to decide if this arranged marriage is really just a big mistake or an amazing twist of fate, that has been waiting around for this particular accident to happen. 

 I can't wait for this book!  I just added it to my "Want to Read" pile on goodreads! 
Here is the link if you want to too!

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Interlopers Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Interlopers Scavenger Hunt Cover Reveal!!!! 
Here is how this PLAN is going to work!  To enter the giveaway go to all the cover reveal stops and get the Scavenger Hunt word.  The blogs are in order so once you have collected all the words you should have the statement (I don't know what it is so I'm not sure what it's going to say)

So first I'm going to show you the cover and other bookish things and then go check out all the other blogs to get your other words!

Does that sound like a PLAN to you?


Make sure to clean up your messes.

Keep the cat in the house. 

Fraternal twins Nate and Larissa Pantera know all about strange rules. They've grown up with plenty of them, and they have always obeyed those rules without question

However, disturbing things are starting to happen--both at home and at school. And when their parents go missing and a strange messenger appears, they discover that the only way to save them is by breaking all the rules. 

Interlopers: A Shifters Novel is the thrilling fantasy adventure. Fans of YA fantasy, such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, love this new series about the Pantera twins, who discover that everything they thought they knew is only the beginning of the truth.

L. M. Davis loves great storytelling. She needs nothing more than a good book and a comfy chair to be happy. She was born in the south, raised in the north, and has a few degrees under her belt. She still hasn’t gotten her black cat, but she thinks about it everyday. Her thoughts go something like this: "I really should get a cat." For now, she contents herself with spoiling the pets of her friends and family.  The first two books of her Shifters Novel Series, Interlopers and Posers, are available now.  To find out more, visit www.shiftersnovelseries.com

Find L. M. Davis on the interwebz: 

Here is the blog that is before me: http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/
and after me: http://behindamillionandonepages.blogspot.com/
also if you get lost you can go HERE for all the stops in order

Just in case you missed it...the word for this blog is red/italicized/bolded!

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The Modified Release Day Blitz

It's The Modified's RELEASE DAY!!!! *throws confetti*
I'm super excited because now all of you get to read it and let me just say I finished this yesterday and it was AWESOME (but more of that later)!!!! 
Today, I have for you the blurb, buy links, review, little excerpts, AND the release day GIVEAWAY!

The Modified by C.A. Kunz
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What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen year old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.
I love, love, love C.A. Kunz and everything that is them so when I heard about The Modified I was SUPER excited because it just sounded like my kind of book.  The Modified exceeded any kind of expectations I had for it!  I really, really, truly loved it!  

Even though the romance was a part of why I liked it (because it always is), The Modified had so much more to offer.  My favorite thing was the world development.  The way this dystopian world was described I was able to completely submerge myself in it.  I love books that I can completely get lost in and this was definitely one of them.  I also thought the unfolding of information and mystery was done perfectly.  It kept my attention the whole time and I was never able to completely anticipate what was around the corner!  

Landon....must I say more than his name?  It alone is swoon worthy.  :D Okay just kidding I will tell you why you should swoon at the mention of his name.  Well first of all he is one of the sweetest book boyfriends I've ever had.  He is just perfect for Kenley.  They find each other in such tragedy where happiness shouldn't be a possibility, but now they have the happiness because they have someone to lean on.  Now for some quotes from the book so you can swoon a little too.
"my gaze fixes on a single guy. My heart skips a beat. He’s unlike any guy I’ve ever seen. I mean, there have been guys I’ve had crushes on back home, but there’s something so different about him. His sun-kissed skin and beautiful chestnut brown hair takes my breath away. I never thought I’d feel this way, especially not while in my current situation." (page 42)   
"Our eyes meet and he mouths good morning. I mouth it back to him and smile shyly. Could he get any cuter? I mean, seriously. He has to have some major flaw, I tell myself." (page 91)
 Okay so we now that you have gotten a taste of Landon, I thought I would talk a little bit about the supporting characters that I absolutely love.  I know I've said this before, but one of my favorite things about C.A. Kunz's writing in general is the complexity of the supporting characters.  I always fall in love with them almost as much as I do the main characters.  Joey, Sam, and Gailieo were my favorites in this book.  Joey has been with Kenley all her life and he is basically family.  Their relationship is very meaningful and I loved watching their support for each other as they became soldiers.  Sam is that sassy girl that everyone can't help to fall in love with.  She says what's on her mind and most of the time it's freakin' hilarious.  And Galileo...well he isn't exactly human but he grows as a character so much and is Kenley's support when she is alone.  Here are some quotes to give you a little taste of Joey and Sam.
“Just so you know, if we die...I’m going to be really pissed at you,” Joey whispers. (page 15) 
“Uh-oh, boy trouble three o’clock,” Sam whispers at me jokingly from across the table. “Shut up,” I reply playfully. “It’s not like that.” She laughs. “Okay, Grayson. Whatever you say.” (page 71) ~Sam
If you're ready to get completely lost in a world that you'll fall in love with, The Modified is for you.  Any dystopian, sci-fi, romance lover should read The Modified because I'm sure it will rock your socks off like it did mine!

About C.A. Kunz

The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!
And now for a giveaway of epicness!
a copy of The Modified by C.A. Kunz
SWAG pack
Poster (I have one it's AWESOME)
$25 Amazon or Barned & Noble Gift Card
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Determinant Blog Tour: Review & GIVEAWAY

Hey sorry guys! I was suppose to have this review up yesterday! I apologize for the lateness especially since this time I had actually read the book on time! :D ANYWAY I hope you are all enjoying this blog tour and if this is the first stop you've seen, I hope you check out the rest of the tour because it's awesome! *psssst* there is a GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post too!
Determinant by A.M. Hargrove
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January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?
My Review
When I first heard that Determinant was coming out, my first thought was where is Hargrove going with this...I thought Resurrection pretty much resolved Maddie and Rayn's issues, but I love them so I was ready to read some more books starring them AND then I saw that it wasn't Maddie and Rayn's story after all.  It's Rykerian's, Rayn's brother, story.  Then my mind was all like...okay let's give this a try because it's either going to be a bust or bomb (the good kind).  GUESS WHAT?! It's the BOMB! 

Determinant is my favorite book in the Guardian of Vesturon series.  I loved that it was almost a fresh story on top of the developed world from the first 2 books.  There are just so many new elements to this book!  You get new characters, a different, closer perspective to the war that is going on, and a new species (if that's what you can call Jurek).  

If you've read Survival, you MIGHT remember that January is Maddie's roommie in college.  I loved how that part of their life was tied into the story.  Determinant starts before that so you'll get a little bit of her back story.  I love January's strength.  It's shown from the very first chapter in the glimpse of her childhood.  It's heart-breaking what she went through yet she made it out on top.  That is until her life was shaken up a bit by Rykerian.  

When Rykerian saves her, her life changes a bit.  Okay so maybe when I say a bit that's a little bit of a understatement.  She is introduced to a whole new world.  I liked how she was so skeptical about it all because even though I wanted to shake her and say all the evidence is right there in front of your face, it was more natural to be as freaked as she was.

Let's talk Jurek...well he is a jerk...maybe.  I really haven't formed my whole opinion about him.  I guess I will just have to read his new series coming soon to completely form my opinion.  so more about him later.

Determinant is a great read for any paranormal romance lover that is looking for something different to read.  Like me, you will find that the Guardians of Vesturon will be your kind of aliens! 

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Cover Reveal: Miss Me Not by Tiffany King

Guys, Do you even understand HOW excited I am for this book and cover reveal? I don't think you do and if you do you're about to SQUEE with me when you see this AMAZING cover!!!! Ready?! 

Isn't it AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS!!!!! What do you think of it?!
For me, I can't wait to get this on my shelf!
I know you want to add this to your TBR so I'm going to go ahead and give you the link...

Oh and did you want to read the awesome blurb too?
Okay! here you go...

They had a pact. 
Leave the world behind much as they had lived it.
No one would miss them. No harm, no foul.
Their personal demons would be left behind once and for all. 
It was the only thing they could count on. 
It was all she had.

Madison Hanson has spent the last four years being a "shadow." Her parents ignore her. The students at her school stopped talking to her years ago, and the majority of her teachers forget she's even there. In her desperate yearning to leave her invisible life behind, Madison makes a pact with her only friend, James Garrison, to end their lives as inconspicuously as they live them. No fuss, no muss. No one would miss her and she would miss no one. Their plan is set, and it's all she can count on. That is, until fellow student, Mitch Peterson, beats them to the punch. Everything Madison believed in is shaken to the core when she watches the aftermath of Mitch's death unfold. By taking his own life, Mitch unwittingly saves hers. What a selfish prick. 
She is now left with the daunting task of living. Trying to bury her demons once and for all, and finally trusting someone with her fragile existence. 
Living is hell.
Death would have been so much easier.  

And Lastly, I have Tiffany King's Bio for you...
Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing For Someday Soon, Forever Changed, and Unlikely Allies. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favortie TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. She can always be found on Twitter(@AuthorTiffany) Facebook(Tiffany King) Pintrest and her website(authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com)or you can always email her at authortiffany@yahoo.com.
"Books provide the ultimate getaway for me. A good story is a vehicle that takes you to another place, another time, or another world. I love reading the words and letting my imagination do the rest. I appreciate and respect every author who has the courage to put your work out there for the world to see."