- Blog Tour: Daughters of the Sea Trilogy by Kristen Day
- Free on Smashwords: Charmeine by Author Emily Guido
- Cover Reveal: Plotting to Win by Tara Chevrestt
- Cover Reveal: This is Forever by S.A. Price
Today we welcome Kristen Day to our blog! She is celebrating her Daughters of the Sea series!! A series I for one LOVE!!!!
I love how Kristen Day took the paranormal/fantasy genre of gods ad goddesses and turned it into a love story and a story of self discovery!! I was obsessed with this book and could not put it down. Problem is... when I finished I had to instantly begin book 2!!! Thank goodness this series is available now and my patience doesn't have to be very strong! :)
Hannah is an awkward introvert who hasn't found her place in society. She was abandoned as an infant, went through some terrible foster homes, and was finally adopted by a family. She never felt like she belonged and always just felt different from everyone around her. Little did Hannah know that she was nothing like them... LITERALLY!!!
Hannah experienced horrible nightmares and dreams that she just couldn't grasp onto what they meant. Being the adopted child of a socialite meant that her odd behavior was unacceptable and her parents soon sought "help" through therapy. When a therapist suggested Hannah be sent to a home for troubled teen"just like her", her mother was eager to ship her off.
Upon arriving at her new home, The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC, Hannah soon uncovers lots of hidden secrets and discovers a life she never even knew existed! Hannah's schoolmates and herself are not disturbed teens, but actually descendants from gods and goddesses!! There is a legend involving Hannah and she has to decide to believe it or not. She is tossed into the middle of a battle between the Tydes and the Sirens and learns quickly that everyone is not what they seem and she must make alliances with those around her.
What makes this story so intriguing is not only the gods/goddesses aspect, but also the dark, sexy, protective Finn!! Hannah has had dreams of a black haired blue eyed stud muffin for years!! She is shocked to find out that he really does exist and she soon falls head over heels for him. Rumor has it that Finn is cursed and Hannah's new friends are not too keen on encouraging her crush for him. Finn is a living, breathing, walking, talking house of secrets that drives Hannah crazy. I was definitely rooting for Finn and only wish I was 17 again. ;)
I give Forsaken 4 stars on the knock my socks off scale!! I can't wait to dive into book 2 and see where Hannah and Finn's journey lead them!!
Oh my goodness!! Just when I think Kristen Day and her Daughters of the Sea series could not get anymore exciting.... she writes Awaken!! Wow! I am absolutely in book love with Kristen Day! Once again, I read this book in 1 day and COULD NOT put it down!! Bravo girl... BRAVO!!!
In Awaken, Hannah is now Anastasia (which is her real name) or Stasia as her friends call her. We have learned all about her real birth parents and that she is the future queen of the Tydes.... but she has to go through the ritual on her 18th birthday to become immortal. Problem #1... she was adopted and has no idea when her true birthday is! Once again her gang of friends and the luscious Finn are on a quest to help her discover her birthday and guide her through the upcoming ritual. I love all of the characters in this series. I was asked who was my favorite character and I actually had to think about it. I have a major crush on Finn, LOVE Stasia, but her girlfriends can get me in stitches with their arguments, fights, questions, and I admire the way they 100% support Stasia!
We are also introduced to one of my most favorite characters to HATE in this book as well. NADIA..... just the name gives me the willies and makes me want to jump in the book and punch her in the throat! She s just that evil, and warrants an immediate reaction from you right when you meet her! Nadia also has her own little secret which I am not going to tell you about because.... I want you to READ this series!! ;)
Awaken delves deeper into Stasia's past, present, and future. We learn more about her birth parents, who she really is, what she has to do to fulfill her destiny, and there are more secrets uncovered!! Once again, Kristen Day has rocked my world!!! I give Awaken 4.5 stars on the knock my socks off scale!! I find it difficult when reading some series for them to get better and retain my attention.. Daughters of the Sea series is definitely NOT one of those. They get better and better, uncover more to the story, and I find myself totally wrapped up in them! I can only shiver at what Chosen, book 3 will hold for me!!
WOW!!! What an amazing ending to an out of this world trilogy!!! Daughters of the Sea had me sucked into their world of gods and goddesses from book 1!! I read this entire series in 3 days and was glad to give up sleep, food, and even water so I could find out what happens with Stasia's journey!!
-Girls *Heart* Books Tours-Spotlight & Schedule
- Delphina Reads Too Much-Promo, Spotlight/Excerpt
- Rose’s Book Corner- Excerpt, Spotlight
- A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews- Review of all 3 books
- Bex ‘n’ Books-Review of Forsaken, Excerpt
- Rambling Voices in my Head- Spotlight, Excerpt
- Krystal Clear Book Reviews- Review of all 3 books, Excerpt
- My Pathway to Books - Review of Forsaken, Excerpt
- Sassy Book Lovers- Spotlight, Excerpt
- Book Nerds Across America-Review of all 3 books
-A Little Bit of R & R - Author Interview
- My Secret Book Obsession- Review of all 3 books
- Paperrdolls-Spotlight & Review of Forsaken
- Kristina’s Books and More -Spotlight, Excerpt
- Candy Coated Book Blog-Review of all 3 books, Giveaway
- Naughty Bits Book Reviews-Review of all 3 books
- Laura Conant Howard-Guest Post
- A Page Away - Review of all 3 books
- Fated Paranormals-Review of all 3 books, Author Interview, Spotlight
- Me, Myself and I-, Spotlight, Excerpt
- Brianna Lee Book Reviews-Review of all 3 books, Spotlight, Excerpt
- Tam’s Two Cents-Spotlight, Excerpt
- Ever and Ever Sight-Review of all 3 books
- Bookend 2 Bookend-Spotlight, Excerpt
-Tamara’s One Stop Indie Shop-Spotlight, Excerpt, Skype Interview with Author
- Lost in a Sea of Words-Author Interview
- The Reader’s Garden-Author Interview
- Manifestations of my Mind-Review of all 3 books, Excerpt
- As You Wish Reviews-Review of all 3 books, Excerpt
- The Library at the End of the Universe-Review of all 3 books
-Girls *Heart* Books-Character Interview
We are excited to share a FREE book on Smashwords for today ONLY!!
Emily Guido is a new Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing "Charmeine" because one day she got an idea of two characters that needed to have their story told. Not ever dreaming a week later she would have over a 100,000 words written. When Emily writes, it is similar to you or I watching a movie. She pictures the characters in her head going through vivid descriptions of each scene. There are so many nuances going through her mind that she cannot type fast enough. The novels “Mactus,” “Accendo,” “Seditious,” and “Ransom,” are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine! Emily is currently writing “Conundrum” the Sixth Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” She works at a College full time, and pursuing her Master of Business Administration. YA, PNR, Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Angels, Action and Adventure, Historical
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In New York City, seven writers compete for a hundred thousand dollars, a publishing contract with Bright House, and the title of the next bestseller. One is Felicity James. One is Victor Guzman.
Drama, plagiarism, and trash talk play out to enthralled audiences across the country as all seven contestants compete against each other in a range of heated challenges, with tensions reaching breaking point. As Felicity and Victor start up a show‐mance, their relationship burns up the ratings.
Will this sizzling fling escalate into a vicious battle for money and fame, or will these two authors manage to write their own happy ending?
Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she believes she has the greatest job in the world. She is very happily married. Her theme is Strong is Sexy.
Believe me; it really is going to be a Long Hard Winter. *wink*
And now… for a sexy sneak peek at THIS IS FOREVER…
Seeing Lola after eight months was a fucking kick in the teeth. She had changed her hair, it was purple with black streaks, and she was wearing one fucker of an outfit. Platform Mary Jane’s, her signature, purple torn fishnet thigh highs with garters that ended in bows with skulls on them, micro mini in black satin with a lace trim. She had tripled up on her belts, her little baby tee molding to her torso like a second skin. It was razor cut in places, showing skin and the purple of her lace bra. Her arms warmers were knitted with little skulls on them. He was pretty sure she wasn’t wearing underwear also, the girl just loved to shock. Dare he think it was for his benefit? He wasn’t sure he even saw her, thinking he was dreaming the perfection before him.
But dreams don’t blow you off… at least his didn’t. His dreams, her especially, blew him. When dreams blew you off, those were called nightmares, and those sucked. Sucked like life was sucking right now. She had walked in with the rest of her band, greeted everyone but him, her gaze lingering a little too long on Colin, Rhys’ little brother, but then moved on as she kissed cheeks and hugged people.
He had to adjust his groin, discreetly of course, when she and Saffron hugged and snuggled. Apparently over the past several months Saffron and Lola had become quite the BFF, with Lola staying at Saffron’s place in New York when she had to go in for several shoots and meetings with her record company. Rhys had teased him about getting face timed and seeing both of them in little booty shorts and white tank tops… but he didn’t think they were that close.
And worse, he didn’t think seeing her all snuggly with Saffron would illicit the images rolling through his head. Not that Saffron wasn’t hot, but he just didn’t dig his best friend’s girl like that. He grabbed a tootsie pop and unwrapped it, sticking the thick ball into his mouth. He watched her move from person to person, but never to him. What. The. Fuck.
When everyone sat down, she sat at the other end, didn’t even bother to look at him. He went through dinner in a blur, his anger getting to him more and more. What the fuck was going on? He was beginning to feel like he was invisible. Maybe it was a nightmare? When she got up and went to the bathroom, he followed, after exchanging a meaningful look with Rhys.
“So you’re just not going to say anything to me?” he said as he caught her coming out of the bathroom.
She looked at him and then sighed. “I didn’t want a public thing to happen.” Public thing?
He cocked his head and scowled. “And what the fuck does that mean?” She looked him up and down. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say hi like I want to.” Winter rolled his eyes. “So you can wrap yourself around Saffron, eye Colin up like he’s a steak, which by the way he’s not even eighteen yet, eww,” he ticked off on his fingers, “Yet you can’t even just turn and wave at me?”
Lola shook her head. “It’s not what I wanted. And Colin is going to be very popular…” “You just didn’t wanna talk to me at all?” he asked, thoroughly confused. She was the one that pushed for the tour, and by all accounts she didn’t have issue with their past. It was what gave him hope.
She moved closer and shook her head. “That’s not it.”
“Then what’s it?” he bit out, his hands clenched at his sides. Gods, only she could infuriate him like this. Fuck she smelled good. All honey and warm clover… no one smelled like Lola. Her voice lowered. “Do you like my outfit Winter?”
He growled. Fuck yes he liked her outfit. Loved. Wanted it crumpled on the floor of his bedroom. Wanted to peel it from her slowly, kissing every inch of skin he exposed. She reached for him, her fingers tugging him closer by the belt loops of his jeans. “Good. You’re supposed to. You don’t get anything from me Winter Tulane. No greeting, no, little wave, no explanation. Eat your heart out baby.”
She got closer, her lips just against his, a slight almost imperceptible move of the hoop through the middle of his lip and then she was gone, back towards the party, her ass shaking with a sashay that had blood rushing from every place in his body to his cock. Fuck. What the hell was going on?
“Hey Lo,” he called after her. She gave him the finger and kept walking. Game on. Game fucking on, he thought as he followed her back into the room. Confusion didn’t even convey how he was feeling about what happened, but holy fuck the signals she was throwing off were so convoluted he didn’t know if he should fist pump for getting her so close to him or brood over her words.
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Books before this: Giving Up the Ghost (#1): You Burn Me (Prequel/ Bridge book)
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