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Air by L.B. Gilbert #BlogTour and #Giveaway

Book & Author Details:
Air
by L.B. Gilbert
(The Elementals #2)
Publication date: November 28th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Synopsis: Despite being the junior Elemental, Logan’s never had to worry about failing a mission before. Not until an overgrown and annoyingly attractive shifter comes along.
Being an Elemental is in Logan’s blood. Hers is the gift of Air, a vast power she’s still struggling to control. Then a Were named Connell hunts her down. His wolf is missing, and he blames her.
A den of werewolves is the last place Logan wants to be. The testosterone alone is enough to make her choke. But she has a mystery to solve. She will find out who is stealing wolves even if kills her.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the enemy has planned…

Book 1: Fire
Book 2: Air, Available November 28th
Book 3: Water, Coming Soon
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32296734-air?ac=1&from_search=true
Purchase:  Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYND5D7/
Pu…

#WeeklyMenu Week 173

Happy Thanksgiving! This time of years is always full of family and friends and I have been blessed with some of the best of both. 
We spent time with both sides of the family this Thanksgiving and my husband got to BBQ two turkeys. It was like the highlight of his day. He's weird like that, but I love that man.
I hope you all had a great turkey day. Enjoy this weeks menu!
Monday - Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Tuesday - Cajun Chicken Alfredo
Wednesday - Beef Barley Soup
Thursday - Pork Tacos
Friday - Pizza 
Saturday - Spaghetti
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

The Silver Key by Elena Schauwecker #BlogTour

The Silver Key
by Elena Schauwecker
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: December 6th 2016
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Summary from Goodreads:

“If those bad guys—Meladyne—if they have this Key, they will . . .?”
“Unlock the greatest power in all the universe and enslave every man, woman, and child on this planet, destroying the earth and all life as you know it; there will be nowhere to go but Meladyne. Then they’ll leave the Sunolians, the spirits, and all the magical creatures here to die.”
Alyssa pulled the Key out of her pocket and held it up. “Unless I protect this little thing?”
“Yes.”
Alyssa McCaw is a normal fourteen-year-old girl, perfectly happy with her life. But when one little key falls into her hands, her whole world is turned upside down. She suddenly finds herself whisked into a world full of the one thing she never would’ve thought possible: magic. At first, it appears to be a beautiful thing. But as Alyssa and her sister soon discover, magic, like all things, has a dark side. When her bes…

Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey #BlogTour and Giveaway

Book & Author Details:
Shadow Fall
by Audrey Grey
(Shadow Fall, #1)
Published by: Blaze Publishing
Publication date: November 22nd 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis: The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.
The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.
When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.
The question is who?
G…

#WeeklyMenu Week 172

I can't believe its the holiday season already. Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is right around the corner.
We get to BBQ our Turkey this year, instead of deep frying. Sadly, the fryer died. Should still be good though.
Enjoy this weeks simple menu.
Monday - Pork Schnitzel
Tuesday - Chicken and Green Bean Casserole
Wednesday - Beef and Chedder
Thursday - Thanksgiving
Friday - Italian Crazy Bread
Saturday - Mexican Hot Dog
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

Catalyst by Kristin Smith #BlogTour and #Giveaway

Book & Author Details:
Catalyst
by Kristin Smith
(The Deception Game, #1)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: November 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Synopsis:
Too pretty.
Too smart.
Too perfect.
In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.
With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modifi…

#Review - The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

Title: Coldest Girl in Cold Town By: Holly Black Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Release Date: September, 3rd 2013  Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Summary from Goodreads: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaime…

#Review A Night Without Stars by Jillian Eaton

Title: A Night Without Stars
By: J.A. Eaton Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: July 4th, 2014 Publisher: Bay Horse Publishing
Summary from Goodreads: You might know vampires...but you don't know Lola. 
Sixteen-year-old Lola Sanchez is no hero. Snarky, rebellious, and completely fed up with her life, she has one goal: graduate high school and get the hell out of her small hometown. Until a night of terror and bloodshed changes everything...forever. 

Now the only thing Lola wants to do is survive. But how can she survive when everything she knows has been destroyed and the one person she thought she could trust ends up being the most dangerous person of all?
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Review: I kept seeing this book roll through my Goodreads feed and show up in my email. Finally, I decided that if it kept showing up, it must be a sign that I had to read it.
The story follows Lola, a troubled teen, who seeks attention by doing dangerous and illegal things. One night she is thrown in the path of a vampi…

#WeeklyMenu Week 171

I don't care what any of you say, but I have the most hilarious kids in the world. They keep me on my toes, that's for sure. 
Even during the last week, when I was supper sick and still had to be mommy to two sick children, my little six year old took good care of me and helped me with his brothers. I love that kid!
There are lots of great foods on this weeks menu. Enjoy!
Monday - Shepherd's Pie
Tuesday - Chicken Caesar Salad
Wednesday - Creamy Bruschetta Chicken
Thursday - Philly Cheesesteak
Friday - Pork Schnitzle
Saturday - Beef Stroganoff
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

#Review - Relentless by Karen Lynch

Title: Relentless By: Karen Lynch Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Release Date: December 26th, 2013 Publisher: Karen Lynch
Summary from Goodreads: Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ances…

Carmine #Review and #BlogTour by Alan Janney

Carmine
by Alan Janney
Genre: YA Dystopian/Adventure/Romance
Sparkle Press

Playlist:
To get into character, I've to a lot of excellent music on Spotify written and/or preformed by strong women.

Here are my favorites:

The Naked and Famous - “No Way,” “Runners,” “Higher”

The Foxies - “Floods,” and “Box Wine”

Halsey - “Colors”

Five Knives - “Savages,” and “Dirty Souls”

LEVV - “Heartbreaker”

Broods - “Bridges”

Hailee Steinfeld - “Rock Bottom”

FLETCHER - “War Paint”

Also, the entire 1989 album by Taylor Swift. Shut up, she rules. I listen to more music than anyone I know. Probably five hours a day, headphones clamped tight. If you have Spotify or something similar and want to check out a few bands you may not have heard of, I recommend:

Leagues
The Hearts
Conquer Divide
The Runaway Club
SmallPools
Jack Moy & Gloden

Here’s the Outlaw’s playlist, just for fun:
https://open.spotify.com/user/aljanney/playlist/3LOJsvCs3YWAChnGtT2Mtv

Cheers!

Alan Janney

www.alanjanney.com

PS. I’m giv…

Interview with M Pepper Langlinais author of Manifesting Destiny

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing M Pepper Langlinais author of Manifesting Destiny (Changers Book 1)

Hi M, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I was born and raised in Texas, with a large side of Southern Louisiana, which is where most of my extended family lives. I grew up speaking both English and French Creole and eating lots of jambalaya. I eventually got a degree in screenwriting then went on to get a graduate degree in writing and publishing. I worked in publishing for a number of years before deciding to devote my time to working on my own books rather than anyone else’s.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I recently was a guest at the InD’Scribe conference and did my first signing, and I’d like to do more—attend conferences as a guest author/speaker and do signings. Those are my practical ambitions. In general, I’d like to have engaged readers—I enjoy hearing from them and wish I did more often.
Whi…

GUEST POST: Betas and Reviewers: How Readers Helped JUSTICE UNENDING Happen

Hey there! I'm Elizabeth Spencer, author of the brand-spanking-new YA fantasy Justice Unending, which was published last week by Evernight Teen! Justice is the story of Faye Whitlock, a teenager in a very Victorian-esque society, whose unladylike adventures take a dramatic turn when she's possessed by the immortal spirit of an assassin—and the country's most wanted criminal. (You can read an excerpt here!)

Sarai has graciously offered to let me chat with you guys today—not about Justice Unending, per se, but about how I wrote it!

You see, Justice was my first published novel, so I love reading about how other authors wrote theirs. So I thought… hey! Why not share my own experiences?

I've actually been posting a ton on my own blog about the publishing process, including how I found a small press, what I learned from my first professional edit, and the resources I found most useful when writing Justice. Today I thought I'd talk about the half dozen people who comple…

Idolize By Maggie Mundy #BlogTour @MundyMaggie

Idolize is book one in the The Dark Storm series. The books are based around the lives of actors on the show.

Blurb
Cassi moved to LA to escape a violent past and wants anonymity for herself and her son. She is starting to get her life back on track when she meets Declan Reed. He is latest hit on the Hollywood scene, playing the lead in the TV series Dark Storm. She gets the love of a TV star and the fame that comes with it causes her past to come back and haunt her with what could be fatal consequences.
Tag line
You can’t be found if no one knows where you are.

Bio
I live in Adelaide, Australia with my husband, one cat, two dogs and a snake. I have a motorbike that I would like to ride more than I do and I love walking at the beach and listening to the waves.  I've always loved reading all forms of fiction from high fantasy and paranormal to contemporary and decided the stories in my head needed to be written down. It was either that or start on medication. Unlike many, I didn’t…

#WeeklyMenu Week 170

Happy Halloween from my Minecraft monsters. I took the boys to our local downtown event where they got to trick-or-treat at all the businesses on main street. They spent a half hour walking and got a good half a bag of candy. After that, they were too tired and we want back home. I was thankful it was only a half hour, because it was my job to carry the box heads. That was not my favorite part of the day.

The strange thing about the day was, we didn't get a single trick-or-treater at our door. I thought with all the apartment kids that all ways hang out near the house, we would get a few. It wasn't even raining! Oh well. It was a nice quiet night.

Enjoy this weeks menu!


Monday - Ranch Oven Fried Chicken
Tuesday - Cajun Honey Lime Chicken Wings
Wednesday - Doritos Taco Salad
Thursday - Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad
Friday - Chicken Stir Fry
Saturday - Hamburger Soup
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

Burned By Fire by Danielle Annett @Danielle_Annett #Review

Burned by Fire
Blood and Magic #3
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Vampires
Publication date: September 30th 2016
Aria's pyrokinetic ability has always been hard to control, and being pulled in so many directions, isn't making it any easier.
Now she has to help Inarus, a foe turned friend who is being targeted by the Human Alliance Corporation-the very organization he once worked for.

But the HAC has more than just Inarus in their sights. Aria finds herself going deep into enemy territory to save a witchling child with never before seen powers, that the HAC has kidnapped to further their own ends.

Aria has been hired to save a child once before, and she failed. That failure has haunted her even to this day and she wonnt let herself fail again. With the HAC closing in, and complications between herself and the Pack rising, Aria has no choice but to succeed. A child's life is on the line and Aria will risk everything to save that life.Add to Goodreads

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Midnight #CoverReveal by Kristy Centeno

Midnight (Forgotten Divinity #2)
by Kristy Centeno
Genre: NA Paranormal/Fantasy
Release Date: December 21st 2016
Inkspell Publishing
Cover designer: Najla Qamber

Summary:

A past shrouded in darkness.

A mission that can mean the difference between life and death.

One week to find the answers they need.

With the memories of her historical love for the Soul Broker who was once commissioned to harvest her soul, eradicated from her mind, Daya must embark on a perilous journey through dangerous territory to find those who might shed some light into the mystery that surrounds them. But what she uncovers along the way may prove too daunting for her to come to terms with.

Trapped in a loop she can’t get out of, Daya’s only tool for survival is trusting Mason. But will betrayal be a determining factor when they both have something to gain by giving up on each other?


NOTE: This book is the continuation of the short story featured in the anthology, Blood in the Shadows. Midnight picks up right where Shadows…