Monday, September 23, 2019

Curse Day: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

September 23...First day of Fall also known as Rhen's Birthday 🎂 but it's not a happy day for Rhen. Although it is the day he first meets Harper, it the beginning of another "season" and possibly the last.
It's Curse Day💙💔🤴🥀
If Rhen can't convince Harper to love him then he and his kingdom could be lost forever. A Curse So Dark and Lonely has to be my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling with a surprise ending you won't see coming! Rhen is strong and courageous even though he fights feelings of regret and failure, he is possible the best king for Emberfall but due to an angry enchantress, Prince Rhen has been cursed to find someone to love him or he turns into a ravishing beast that causes much destruction and devastation to the kingdom. Rhen does the best he can to protect his people and his kingdom but unknown forces are coming against them and he must find a way to not only convince Harper to love him but stop a war. One of my favorite quotes "I do not understand how she can fill me with such hope and fear simultaneously. I pull her hand to my chest and lean in to her, until we share breath. My lips brush across hers.
It is barely a kiss, but she is somehow closer to me, her body a pool of warmth against mine.
I want so desperately to turn it into more, to see where this blossoming attraction will lead.” Shows his desperation yet his tenderness towards Harper. I love seeing Harper come into her strength to overcome her disability and her determination to help Rhen save his Kingdom. Both have emotions and pasts they must deal with and overcome if they're going to find love between them. Can she love a monster, can he let her in, will she run away when she finds out the truth or stand by his side, will her love for her family destroy the chance at love with Rhen? This a beautiful heartbreaking tale of heartbreak and love told in a enchanting narrative set in a fairytale kingdom background. I laughed,cried,cheered, and pleaded for the characters. Yes,I fell in love with them and this enchanting world by @brigidkemmerer I can't recommend this book enough and anxiously awaiting for the continuation in book 2 A Heart so Fierce and Broken!

So I'm totally horrible and have to beg the lovely Brigid Kemmerer for not posting review earlier than today. I really meant to but I met her in November at The Origin Event and she kindly gave me a copy of A Curse So Dark and Lonely since I was a blogger and bookstagramer. However, if you follow me enough you may be aware I've had some health issues around that time that didn't get solved for months and one issue is still plaguing me (MRSA UTI) may end me in the hospital if we can't get it to go away for good 😞 I recently jumped back into A Curse So Dark and Lonely after being privy to A Heart So Fierce and Broken first chapter because after reading that I wasn't ready to leave the #CURSEBREAKERS world and quickly realized I never posted a review. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️😞 But here on Curse Day, I have rectified that mistake so I hope you enjoyed the review and join us for the journey of bringing A Heart So Fierce and Broken to the world! Keep your eyes open for more information here and on my bookstagram page @purpleshadowhunter
If you haven't read A Curse So Dark and Lonely yet,get your copy today and check out @brigidkemmerer bookstagram page for information on A Heart So Fierce and Broken preorder incentive!


Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she's not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Helix Blog Tour

Mary Ting
(International Sensory Assassin Network #2)
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 10th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Alliances are forming. The resistance is growing. Everything is about to change.
With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.
But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.
The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels—if she isn’t killed first.
Amazing second book to a riveting series! Suspense, twists and turns, lies uncovered make for a worthwhile adventure of a story! I can't get enough of this world Mary Ting has created!

Author Bio:
International Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Mary Ting writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers all over the world. Her books run a wide range of genres and her storytelling talents have won her a devoted legion of fans and garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry.


Bursts of Fire by Susan Forest

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Savage Angels MC Collection Books 4-6

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These are fast-paced stories around the Savage Angels MC. If you love bossy alphas and strong women, these books are for you. ☠Savage Lover #4 I’m a lone wolf. Two wheels are my home, and the open road is my destination. I’m a soldier, a nomad without a Chapter. That is until the Savage Angels MC welcomed me in. I’ve never felt compelled to stay in one place, the pull of the road, the wind in my hair, the turn of the tires is all I need. Until her—Destiny Bennett. Our attraction is mutual, and she is the one person who can convince me to stay. A rival club has a new leader, their numbers have increased, and they intend to start a war. Problem is Destiny’s at the center of it all. Can I combat my own demons to help Destiny heal hers? Or will my past extinguish any hope of a happily ever after? ☠Savage Sacrifice #5 What would you sacrifice? For those you trust, for those you’re loyal to, for those you love. When I married Kat, I vowed to her not only my love but my club, my honor, my life. So when I confront her about the pictures of her kissing bad boy rocker, Will Van Ryken, a whole world of hell rains down on me. Feeling guilty, ashamed and disgusted in my behavior, I head back home knowing what I must sacrifice. For my wife, my club, my family. But it seems Will has some dirty secrets of his own, and when the Savage Angels receive a tip about his associations with a known drug lord, they instantly fear Kat may be slipping back into old habits. Can the Grinders and my club work together to keep my woman safe from the clutches of this devil in disguise? ☠Savage Rebel #6 A Casino. A Rival MC. A Mob Family. Life’s a gamble. It’s how you play the game that defines your odds. Rebel isn’t a name given to me for just any reason. I wear this badge with pride. I’ve been sent on task by my President to Las Vegas to negotiate the purchase of a casino. Though when the local mob family feels threatened, a rival MC—The Dark Warriors—step in to protect their territory. Through the haze of uncertainty, a sparkle catches my eye. Ruby shines bright in the darkness, instantly making her a target for the Warriors, and with a rat in the mix, all bets are off. Can I close the casino deal for my club and save my woman, or will everything go up in smoke? Warning: All books in the Savage Angels MC Series need to be read in order. ░M░O░R░E░░I░N░░S░E░R░I░ E░S░ #KindleUnlimitedSavage Angels MC Collection Books 1-3: ✔Amazon US: ✔Amazon AU: ✔Amazon UK: ✔Amazon CA: ☠Savage Stalker #1 ☠Savage Fire #2 ☠Savage Town #3 ☠Savage Lover #4 ☠Savage Sacrifice #5 ☠Savage Rebel #6 ☠Korrupted Angels ░J░U░S░T░░R░E░L░E░A░S░E░D░ ☠Savage Lies #7 NEW RELEASE #KindleUnlimited ✔Amazon: ✔Goodreads TBR: ░C░O░M░I░N░G░░S░O░O░N░ Savage Life #8 - Coming in October 2019 ☠Savage Christmas #9 - Coming in November 2019 ════ . • ✰ Follow Kathleen Kelly ✰ • . ════ Kelly’s Angels Readers Group Facebook Author Page Amazon: BookBub: Instagram: Twitter: #KathleenKellyAuthor #SavageAngelsMC #MCRomance #MCBoxset #AlphaBiker

Friday, September 13, 2019

When Wishes Bleed Cover Reveal with Casey L. Bond

Title: When Wishes Bleed
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.
The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled.
Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive. The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen.
Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.
Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tiger Queen Blog Tour


Tiger Queen
by Annie Sullivan
Publisher: BLINK
Release date: September 10, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance 


From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”

In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.

But when Kateri’s final opponent is announced, she knows she cannot win. In desperation, she turns to the desert and the one person she never thought she’d side with. What Kateri discovers twists her world—and her heart—upside down. Her future is now behind two doors—only she’s not sure which holds the key to keeping her kingdom and which releases the tiger.


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Annie Sullivan is a Young Adult author from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has been featured in Curly Red Stories and Punchnels. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling and exploring new cultures. When she’s not off on her own adventures, she’s teaching classes at the Indiana Writers Center and working as the Copy Specialist at John Wiley and Sons, Inc. publishing company, having also worked there in Editorial and Publicity roles. You can follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram (@annsulliva).



Prize: Tiger Queen poster and signed bookplate (USA only)
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Friday, September 6, 2019

Blog + Review Tour for Chronic Love by Brooke Bartz

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Chronic Love by Brooke Bartz, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Chronic Love: Trusting God While Suffering with A Chronic Illness 
Author: Brooke Bartz  
Publisher: Ambassador International 
Release Date: September 1, 2019  
Genre: Christian Living, Health and Wellbeing

Suffering is inescapable in this world. 

Jesus told us we would face perilous trials and that even our bodies would feel the effects of the Fall. For women dealing with chronic illness, most books offer quick-fix counseling or devotional verses taken out of context, helpful only for momentary encouragement.

For true and lasting comfort we must dig deeper into God's Word and the context in which those much-used passages were written.

In Chronic Love, Brooke Bartz reveals a deeply raw and descriptive account of life with a chronic and debilitating illness, and she shares with readers how comfort and strength can be found through the Truth in God's Word.  

Specifically designed for women who daily battle chronic illness, Chronic Love's goal is to provide solid Scriptural encouragement for the fight.

Review: I was very excited to find this book through @justreads and honored they let me be apart of this monumental tour. I so needed this book as I suffer from chronic illness and my faith has waned and my walk with Christ diminished as I wallow in my despair. But this book has given me hope,shined a light in my darkness. I'm ready to pick myself up and begin the good fight of faith once more! 



Brooke Bartz is a stay-at-home wife and mom who lives daily with a chronic disease, knowing firsthand the daunting, gnawing physical and spiritual pain it causes. Yet disease was not always her close companion; in the years before her diagnosis, she grew up playing sports and earned a full scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Not yet a Christian, she transferred colleges and attended an event for an on-campus ministry; as the Lord had planned, she heard the Gospel and He saved her. Soon after and while still in college, she married her childhood crush and began a volleyball coaching career.

Living with rheumatoid arthritis and gastroparesis, Brooke desires for women to know the truth about the God who loves them and is with them each day as they face disease and disability; she shares the Truth of the Bible as their ultimate healing. Brooke’s passion is spurring on the women God leads to her sphere of influence, inspiring their hearts to keep their strength and hope at the foot of the cross, to trust in the Great Shepherd to one day heal them completely in glory, even though for now they are suffering on earth.  



(1) winner will receive a print copy of Chronic Love, a Chronic Love T-shirt, a Chronic Love coffee mug, a copy of Trusting God Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges and the workbook for Trusting God Even When Life Hurts!

Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway begins at midnight September 3, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 10, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid. 

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Review of Jesus Day by Day by Sharon Kaselonis

This book makes reading the Bible chronologically easy and time managing. Each day only takes five minutes to read through making it the perfect daily devotion. I once bought a One Year Chronologically Bible but found it hard to read through some of the Old Testament. Jesus Day by Day is an easy to understand and highlights Jesus throughout the Old Testament into the New Testament showing the theme of the Bible flows from beginning to end. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook and Multnomah, in return for an honest and unbiased review. 
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Blog Tour for ABANDON by Rachel Van Dyken

We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Rachel Van Dyken with you today by participating in the blog tour. ABANDON is part of her Seaside Pictures series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live! Check out the buy links and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.


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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series… It’s not every day you're slapped on stage by two different women you've been dating for the last year. I know what you're thinking. What sort of ballsy woman gets on stage and slaps a rockstar? Does nobody have self-control anymore? It may have been the talk of the Grammy's. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that. I, Ty Cuban, was taken down by two psychotic women in front of the entire world. Lucky for us the audience thought it was part of the breakup song my band and I had just finished performing. I was thirty-three, hardly ready to settle down. Except now it's getting forced on me. Seaside, Oregon. My band mates were more than happy to settle down, dig their roots into the sand, and start popping out kids. Meanwhile I was still enjoying life. Until now. Until my forced hiatus teaching freaking guitar lessons at the local studio for the next two months. Part of my punishment, do something for the community while I think deep thoughts about all my life choices. Sixty days of hell. It doesn't help that the other volunteer is a past flame that literally looks at me as if I've sold my soul to the devil. She has the voice of an angel and looks to kill—I would know, because she looks ready to kill me every second of every day. I broke her heart when we were on tour together a decade ago. I'm ready to put the past behind us. She's ready to run me over with her car then stand on top of it and strum her guitar with glee. Sixty days. I can do anything for sixty days. Including making the sexy Von Abigail fall for me all over again. This time for good. Damn, maybe there’s something in the water. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
Review: Rachel Van Dyken has done it again with her knack for banter and angst! I love the Seaside series and this book just adds to the greatness of the series!
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Rachel Van Dyken is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not writing about hot hunks for her Regency romance or New Adult fiction books, Rachel is dreaming up new hunks. (The more hunks, the merrier!) While Rachel writes a lot, she also makes sure she enjoys the finer things in life—like The Bachelor and strong coffee. Rachel lives in Idaho with her husband, son, and two boxers.   Connect With Her: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter | Bookbub