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Friday, April 18, 2014

{Review} Coping by J. Bennett Blog Tour









BLURB:
This exciting follow-up to Falling (Book one of the Girl With Broken Wings series) finds Maya intent on joining her half-brothers in their secret war against the genetically-enhanced killers that call themselves angels. Still trying to cope with her new abilities and the hunger that threatens to overwhelm her, Maya may be more of a hindrance than a help to her brothers as they take on a new mission and make a grisly discovery.

Coping is a fast-paced novella that brings readers back into Maya’s darkly-humorous world where angels are not the good guys, the heroes don’t wear tights, and getting in over your head just means it’s Tuesday. Join Maya, Gabe and Tarren for more blood, bullets, and Chuck Norris jokes in Coping. (Approx. 23,000 words.)








 MY REVIEW



Coping was only 70 pages long so this review isn’t going to be that big. It’s what happens after Falling and before Landing.

Coping starts with Maya and her brothers ending a mission and beginning a new one. They are hunting down angels one by one, but they have no idea how many were made. The new job they are on is a simple one or so they think. We they find him, it is worse than what they thought. They are under prepared, but when has that ever stopped Maya’s brothers. Maya’s brother’s been through a lot of hard situations, but they still get up every morning and try to make the world a safer place. Even if Tarren never smiles.

In Coping we get to see Tarren maybe warming up to Maya and by that I mean there are less scowls. Lol Tarren and Gabe actually let Maya be a part of a mission. Maya reflects on her past and makes big decisions for her future. I recommend reading Coping before Landing because I think you need to have an idea of what’s going on with everyone and what their mindset is.

Overall: A short read that not only let’s us see progress in Maya’s relationship with her brothers, but also Maya taking a stand. 

3.2 STARS









BIO:
J Bennett is a professional copywriter, as well as a novelist. She lives and writes in Southern California.
She also writes the blog www.ShyWriter.com
Find J Bennett online at www.jbennettwrites.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jbennettwrites

Works by J Bennett

Girl With Broken Wings
Falling (Book One)
Coping (Novella, 1.5)
Landing
(Book Two), To Be Released Jan 2013

The Vampire’s Housekeeper Chronicles
#1 Employment Interview With A Vampire (Short Story)
#2 The Vampire Hunter Comes to Call (Short Story)
#3 Duel With The Werefrog (Short Story)

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Author Website     Author Facebook    




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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Search by Alyssa Rose Ivy Release Day Launch!!!!!!

 

We are so excited that Alyssa Rose Ivy's SEARCH is now available! SEARCH is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and  is a part of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s The Empire Chronicles Series. You do NOT want to miss this series. Enter to win then go grab your copy!

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SEARCH Synopsis: 

 *New Adult Paranormal Romance* Casey isn't human. The revelation should terrify her, but it doesn't. Instead it excites her. Too bad not everyone is as excited as she is. Torn between two lives, the only one she's ever known and her life as a paranormal princess, Casey has to decide whether she can trust the man she loves. Sometimes being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be. 


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EXCERPT: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but my place or yours?” He got a twinkle in his eyes. “What way would I take that, Casey?” I shut my eyes tight. I wasn’t supposed to get that shiver when he said my name. Not after what Nelly told me. Not after Jared. Not after finding out the truth. But I did. I reluctantly opened my eyes again. “Let’s go with mine. It’s more spacious.” His eyes studied me, waiting for my reaction. We had memories at his place. Recent memories I’d been trying to forget. “All right.” I tore my eyes from his face. He’d gotten a far off look, and I knew he was thinking about the first kiss. The one that felt more like perfection than any other kiss before or since.


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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.    

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[2 Reviews + giveaway] Nick Englebrecht series [Urban Fantasy 18+]


Thanks for stopping by my tour stop for the  Nick Englebrecht series. This tour includes the first two books,  The Devil You Know and The Devil Dances by K.H. Koehler.  This is an adult Horror / Paranormal Mystery / Urban Fantasy. The tour runs April 14-18.  This book is recommended for 18+ due to content.  Check out the tour page  for the schedule and for more information.  





The Devil You Know (Nick Englebrecht #1) 
by K.H. Koehler



Not only does the Devil have an only begotten son, but he’s currently residing in the rural town of Blackwater in northeast Pennsylvania. Semi-retired from law enforcement, the handsome, if cynical, Nick Englebrecht becomes quickly caught up in a local missing child case that seems mundane on the outside, but when the sheriff requests his help as a psychic detective to help find the missing girl, his off-the-books investigation quickly leads him to some terrible truths about life, love and the universe as we know it. And if that isn’t bad enough, the angels have begun an ethnic cleansing of all beings with demonic blood. Of course, Nick is at the top of their to-do list.



Review

ick. Nicky. Englebrecht. Scratch. Devil. Diablo. Demon. Call him what you will, but the man is freaking awesome.

 “The Devil you Know” follows Nick Englebrecht, a forty- four year old man who happens to be the only son of the devil, and the heir to Hell. I know what you are thinking. He’s a Demon? Does that mean that there is sex, cursing, blood, guts, and gore in this book? Yes. *grins* Yes, there is. And plenty of it. No, this book is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, but if you are like me and can handle some level of it, you should be fine. Honestly, I have read books with more gore. Bisexuality is mentioned in passing. There is some rough- ish sex, but nothing incredibly kinky or weird. Yes, there is inappropriate banter, sarcasm, and mentions of rutting fauns. Yes, I said fauns. Okay, you’ve been warned. The prudes and such can now go running back to their nice safe reads, now. And now that I have those warnings out of the way, I can get to the heart of the enigma that is Nick Englebrecht. (Sorry, I love his name, so I have to keep typing it out. Englebrecht...)

Nick was an awesome character. I have read a few books from solely the male character’s perspective and I always find it interesting how the author will write the male lead. I loved Nick’s voice. He is cynical, sarcastic, and funny. He loves candy, tea, and cigarettes. Oh, and he is not a bad guy. How many of you have seen the movie, Wreck it, Ralph? Call me childish (because I watch cartoons and love them or because I quote them. Whatever) but this one line from the movie popped into my head while I was reading the book: “Just because you are bad guy, does not mean you are bad.. guy” If you have not seen Wreck it, Ralph (seriously, what is wrong with you?) then this quote is from a scene where video game villains are meeting and discussing how just because they play villains in the videogame world as their “jobs”, it does not mean that they are horrible people after they leave their “jobs” for the day.  Now… to bring that errant thought back to Nick. Just because Nick is a Demon and the son of the devil, etc. etc. It doesn’t mean that is a bad guy. He does not like to see people hurt and he was a fabulously flawed character, in my opinion. I mean, he is a pervert and all, but still a good person. Yep. Still good. 

I absolutely love that this book reads sort of like a crime noir novel. The book stars with a beautiful girl in trouble. The ex- detective (Nick) helps the beautiful girl and more trouble soon follows- of the supernatural variety. He even wears a trench coat and smokes cigarettes. He plays the Dick/detective so well. There is a mystery and Nick is stuck in the middle of it, as every good detective should be. 

Some other characters were introduced and they were pretty cool as well. They are all still very much a mystery to me while I know a lot about Nick. I hope I will be able to get to know them better in the second book. 

The Angel/ Devil aspects were well thought out, and frankly I was fascinated by them. The story-line was sort of addicting. It was impossible to put the book down until the resolution. 

I also liked the writing style. It was fun being in Nick's head.

3.8/5  (4)
There were some insta-love vibes and Vivian felt a little bit hollow, but I am super psyched to read book 2 and learn more about everyone. 
This book was amazing, however, and I am completely pulling for Nick. I cannot wait to see what happens to him next!








The Devil Dances (Nick Englebrecht #2) 
by K.H. Koehler



You want to know something about me? Something important? When I was a kid, I used to read a lot of , I used to read a lot of comics. I watched all the TV shows. Hell, I wanted to be a superhero. Then one day I grew up, and I learned I wasn’t the Lone Ranger. I’m not Spider-Man or Captain-Fucking-Marvel. I’m not a good man, and I never will be. My name is Nicholas Englebrecht and I’m the heir to hell. I’m the Angel-breaker. I’m the goddamn son of the fucking devil and you should know that if you piss me off, things are going to go very bad for you…

Nick Englebrecht is lured to a strange, isolated Amish colony by the mysterious death of a nameless young man. It’s supposed to be a simple enough investigation. Find the kid’s family. Find out what happened to him. But when you’re the devil’s kid, with angels and demons gunning for you at every turn, things have a habit of turning bad fast. Before Nick knows it, he’s up to his ass in bodies, femme fatales, and ancient, bloodthirsty gods with a taste for human flesh.



Review

I understand now why people keep comparing these books to 50 Shades of Gray. O.O I have never read 50 Shades, but from my understanding, it is chalk full of kink. Well.. this book definitely had that. More so than book one. But *shrug* it is a book about the devil. You expect there to be some sinning in there. And the book takes place a year after the initial book, so I guess their tastes have progressed by then. *wink*

While the book undertook a new supernatural mystery along similar lines as the first book, the characters themselves are put through the ringer. It was interesting to see them challenged a tad bit and watch them try to evolve as characters. 

Nick was still sarcastic, though not nearly on the same scale as book one. This book had a more serious tone to it.

The writing style was still very fluid and the supernatural elements were very cool. I could tell a lot of thought had gone into the story and the nerd in me was eating up the random lessons in theology and the like. It was very entertaining.

I don't know if two books is it, or if there will be another book. I mean, either way, the ending seemed sort of final to me, so I can accept it. (: A very memorable ending that will stick with me- I have great respect for memorable endings. 

I still wanted to get into Vivian's head a little more, but that is just a personal preference and I will have to get over it. I must say I liked her better in the second half of the book than the first half, however. She has grown on me and I will miss her random mini adventures with Nick. Well. If they are over. *frowns while re- reading last few pages* I.. I can't tell. I think some things are unresolved..  *glares* I am so confused right now.

3.7/5  (4)
I would definitely recommend to certain friends- not everyone. I mean, this isn't a series I will be recommending to my mom. But some of my friends? Definitely. So if you love snark, demons, mysteries and history/ theology tempered with some kinky sex, then I would definitely recommend this series to you. In any case, I am going to make Tiffany read it. 






K.H. Koehler

K. H. Koehler is the author of various novels and novellas in the genres of horror, SF, dark fantasy, steampunk and young adult. She is the owner of K.H. Koehler Books, and her books are widely available at all major online distributors. Her covers have appeared on numerous books in many different genres, and her short work has been featured on Horror World, Literary Mayhem, and in the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Demons, edited by John Skipp. She lives in the beautiful wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania with two very large and opinionated Rottweilers. She welcomes reviews and fan mail. Her official site is located at http://khkoehlerbooks.wordpress.com.




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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{Cover Reveal} Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale + Giveaway


Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!
Check out the awesome cover and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!!
On to the reveal!


Mortal Enchantment

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.
Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.
To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.
As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...


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The Shadow PrinceEvery sacrifice has consequences. Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
 
 
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Photoshoot-21Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing. Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/. 
 
 
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