Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Arrow's Hell by Cantal Fernando

Arrow's Hell (Wind Dragons MC, #2)Book Description:

Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be.
I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits.
No one tells me anything. 
Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me.
And worst of all:
The members of the MC are off-limits.
When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again. 
When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me.
And that my brother doesn’t kill him.

My Thoughts:
Good continuation of this series! Arrow is living in his own misery and is ok with that.  He deserves that after all doesn't he?  Then, he gets a glimpse of light in the midst of his darkness...Anna.  He knows he has to keep his hands off her.  After all, she is his brother's little sister.  The fact that she has decided to focus her attention on him and slowly draw him out doesn't mean he can have her.  Still, he can't keep his mind off of her.
I was excited to get to read Arrow's story.  I hated how he was left in the end of the first book, but it fit in great.  I liked Anna's attitude toward the whole thing.  She wanted it all and wouldn't settle for less.  She and her brother getting to know each other again is a great way for her and Arrow to get together.  I loved seeing all the characters from the first book and can't wait to read more about them in the next one!
4/5 for me.  I like this 'family' and am looking forward to reading more about them.

Thank yo to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando

Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC, #1)Book Description:

The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid. 

Or should I say, someone? 

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in. 

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. 

And I’m screwed

My Thoughts:
This was a new kind of story for me.  Faye's life isn't turning out how she had planned.  She planned to marry her boyfriend, finish law school, then start a family.  Instead, she found her boyfriend cheating, slept with her high school crush and is pregnant with her crush's baby.  Dex grew up and found his own family.  Would one night with his fairy give him the final members he has been missing?I really liked Faye.  She is a strong woman who had a plan, but had to change that plan when life changed for her.  Dex is a strong man, but I had issues with the way he and the other members of his motorcycle gang treated the women.  They were objects to be used for sex and that was all.  I did like the story and I liked how Faye didn't change who she was.  She stayed strong but did adapt to fit into the situation she was brought into.
This was a 3/5 for me.  I enjoyed most of it but did have issues with the way the women were treated.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Interview of Author Jeffrey Collyer

Displaying Jeff 1.jpgAW: Tell us about yourself…

My parents are English (though my Dad grew up in Hong Kong); I was born in Australia where I spent my early years; I then spent time living in the US and Chile, though I now live in England. Does that make me a citizen of the world, or just confused? Probably the latter.

My home in the rolling hills of northern England is filled with the sounds of four children. We also have two cats, who spend much of their time trying to lie on my laptop while I work, sample my food when I’m not looking, and trip me down the stairs. Somehow, they’re still worth it. My wife is a saint.

Oh, and I write.

AW: What genre do you write and why?

I mostly write fantasy, though I dabble in other areas too. In addition to my author website, I have a religious blog. And on my to-do list is turning a diary my grandfather secretly kept while a Prisoner of War in WW2 into a historical novel.

AW: Tell us about your book….

Dreams and Shadows is a YA Fantasy, and the first book in a new series, the Aylosian Chronicles. It revolves around a young man who is pulled from modern England into a world of magic. He goes from being a nobody to all of a sudden everyone trying to kill him, and his emotional journey matches his physical one as he travels the new land of Aylosia, and begins to discover who he is. It may sound familiar, but I think the way I’ve approached it is new.

There are a lot of symbols and metaphors in it, but I think they’re well enough hidden so that if someone just wants to read a story they can do so. 

I hate cliff-hangers, so despite this being a first book in a series, there isn’t one; although there are still questions at the end which the reader knows are still to be answered.

AW: What was your inspiration for this book?

It all began with a thought about a young man sitting alone in a run-down flat. What was his background? Who was he really, and how would he discover his identity? That quickly moved to a scene in the shopping precinct where we sees a woman and time slows down. Everything else came from that.

AW: Do you have a favorite character and why that one?
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My favourite character is one who is introduced fairly late in the book, called Jixi. He isn’t human and is the embodiment of appearances being deceiving. He looks fierce, but is a gentle soul. I’ve grown to really love his race as the story has developed into book 2 (for which I’m about half-way through the first draft).

There is another character who will become incredibly important in the second book of the series, but she gets only a passing mention in Dreams and Shadows. Her importance was unexpected for me, so I’m looking forward to seeing her develop.

AW: Did you find anything particularly difficult in writing this book?

As I say, there are a lot of symbols and metaphors in Dreams and Shadows, and trying to ensure the various messages I wanted to convey were both present, but subtle, was a real challenge – as well as keeping them consistent throughout. It’s been incredibly satisfying to get to the end and get really positive feedback, though.

AW: What project(s) are you currently working on?
My main project at the moment is book 2 in the Aylosian Chronicles, provisionally titled Woven Peril. The title will make perfect sense if you’ve read Dreams and Shadows!

But I also occasionally post a short story on my web-site. One of these is also from the world of Aylosia. There is a second from Aylosia, too, but I haven't posted it yet, because it contains spoilers for book 2.

AW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks you want to tell us about?

It’s not a quirk, as such, but I’m interested in how different authors approach their writing in terms of how structured it is. For me, I have a clear idea of how the story will end, and important waypoints along the way, but I don’t start out knowing how I’m going to get from A to B. That makes it something of a voyage of discovery for me.

AW: Is there a standout phrase or section of the book that you’re particularly proud of?

I’ve written what you would call ‘Wisdom Literature’ at the beginning of each chapter, and I’m really proud of most of them. A lot of other people have commented on them, too, which is pleasing.

Outside of the wisdom literature, if I had to pick a single paragraph that I was most pleased with, I think it would be this from the first chapter:

‘As he looked to the sides of the path again, he saw the trees were nearly lost in the fog – only the ends of their now desolate branches visible, pointing like skeletal fingers directly towards him. It was if they were accusing him of their barrenness. If he hadn’t come here, they silently shouted, they would still be in spring’s bloom. The fog would not have come and they would be basking in glory.

And I guess if I were to pick a single sentence that summed up the book it would be this one:

‘At times in our lives we are all forced to risk much if we are to be true to that which we hold dear."

AW: Where can we find you? 

My author website is www.jeffreycollyer.com
Twitter: @JeffreyCollyer

My religious blog is: www.allthingswitness.wordpress.com

AW: And of course we have to know, where can we find your book? 

Dreams and Shadows is available in paperback and ebook from Amazon stores internationally. The US link is http://www.amzn.com/B00WWWYN16

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shock Me Re-issue Blitz: Book Spotlight & Excerpt with Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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A promising gymnast, Donna Young is a shy, quiet nobody from the wrong side of town. The only exciting thing in life is her secret friendship with Ryan, her childhood crush. But after the accident—one that should have killed her—she discovers she has impossible powers! Why now, at sixteen, can she transform into something shocking and inhuman? Donna doesn’t know how to use her new abilities or who she can trust, but unveiling this mystery might lead to conclusions about Ryan that are deadly.

Rich kid, Ryan Applegate is the most popular guy in town. He has a face that should be on a poster in every girl’s bedroom and dates the hottest chick in school. But ever since the big explosion at the town’s power plant, Ryan has been keeping secrets of his own that if revealed could force him to choose between his family and the girl he's forbidden to love.

As their electrifying puzzle unfolds, so unfolds a town where friends become enemies, and enemies become unrecognizable and intertwined. Tortured heroes just might be the bad guys, and Donna discovers that her and Ryan’s secrets are powerful enough to destroy everyone... including themselves.

Excerpt #2


She turned around, bewildered and confused. Behind her was a very tall, handsome teenager about her age or maybe a little older. He had dark hair and bright blue eyes. His skin was tanner than her own, and he was in the best shape she had ever seen anyone else in. It was as if royalty were in front of her; his skin shone so bright and perfect, and when he opened his mouth slightly, his teeth were whiter than she had ever seen. She felt herself unable to turn away, as if she were looking at the sun, and it had trapped her. He was like a giant warrior angel without wings, and her body was drawn toward him like a magnet.

It was the seventeen-year-old Ryan who stood in front of her. He was in his orange and blue jogging suit listening to his music. After a minute, his expression changed and he took off his headphones and shook them. “That sucks; I thought I just charged these,” he said, tossing them aside.

“I’m sorry.” For some reason she knew it was her fault that his MP3 player had no power.

“I’ll just buy a better one,” he said casually, taking a step closer.

She nodded, staring idiotically at his chest and then back to his handsome face. Then at his muscular arms, then back to his face again, like she was examining a fine painting that was so great you could look at it a hundred times and still be unable to appreciate it all. He smiled at her, his gaze intense and strong. Then they both took a step toward one another instinctively. His hands grazed hers lightly, and her heart began to race.

“Remember the first time?” he asked her; at once she seemed to know what he was talking about before the words left his mouth.

“Yes,” she answered him. Her face was lit with her most sensual smile. She felt so alive, like the sun was burning inside her.

He leaned forward then, making her body tremble, and kissed her lightly, his lips playfully touching hers. Then he pulled away, moving toward her right ear, just like his child self had, and whispering, “Never forget. Even if it’s all mixed up, remember,” he spoke slowly, and each word he said grew more faint.

He moved his face back to hers, drawing her in. She looked into his eyes; they were blue like the water that kept saving her. Then they were kissing again, first softly, but as she wanted more he kissed her further and more intensely. She felt his hands slip under the back of her shirt. He touched her skin, then disappeared.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Desperate Measures by Sandra Orchard

Desperate Measures (Port Aster Secrets, #3)Book Description:
Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She's certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth--even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.

My Thoughts:
I was so excited for this book to come out.  It is the third in the series and was just like coming back to friends.  Kate's research has finally lead her to the plant that started it all.  She and Tom realize that there are people willing to kill for the plant and Kate is determined to find the truth no matter what the cost!
I was so happy to come back and revisit Kate and Tom.  I like the way the author weaves the story where it is somewhat predictable, but just when you think you know where it is going, things change.  The romance was still there and each character seemed like they had a secret they were hiding.  Throughout the whole book, faith is interspersed and I think that was my favorite part.
Good ending to the series here!  4/5 for me!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Until We Meet Again Cover Reveal!!


They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time.
Cassandra is a headstrong teenager craving drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and new stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger named Lawrence shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence’s life—in jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history—or risk losing Lawrence forever.

About the Author:


Renee Collins grew up on a beach in Hawaii. Sadly, she never met anyone from the past on those shores, but she did go on to get a degree in History, which is almost the same.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Interview of Author David Neth

image1.JPGAW: Tell us about yourself…
DN: I'm about to release my first book, The Blood Moonon August 1, 2015. I'm the assistant editor at Western New York Heritage Magazine, where I write and edit stories about local history in Western New York. 

AW: What genre do you write and why?

DN: This first series (the Under the Moon series) is urban fantasy. Some of the books are YA, others are more adult fiction. I like to read all kinds of genres, so I like to write all kinds of genres. I think fantasy is my favorite, but I'll dip into other genres as well. I have a lot of plans for my publishing future.

AW: Tell us about your book….

DN: The Blood Moon is about two brothers, Josh and Chris, who are witches and basically fight evil. That's the story at its bare-bones. But there are so many intricacies in the story as well. I'm horrible at summarizing a book because I don't want to give away too much, but basically Josh and Chris find themselves with a load of threats and no one to turn to for help, so they have to figure it out on their own.

AW: What was your inspiration for this book?

DN: I started working on The Blood Moon so long ago, I honestly don't remember the exact inspiration for it. I had just scrapped a long-winded fantasy epic and I wanted to start something new and fresh. The epic had its own world and sense of time and was too large of a project for a 12-year-old to take on and I wanted to reign in the extra fantasy elements and focus on the story and the characters while still having a distinct mythology behind it.

AW: Do you have a favorite character and why that one?

DN: In my books? Probably Chris. I hope it doesn't show too much, but I'm afraid it might. When I wrote The Blood Moon, he was the same age as I was when I was writing it, so I could relate to him more. But after doing edits on the book when I was older, I actually really liked the boys's aunt, Kathy, and the complexity of her. Part of it is probably because her complexity happened on accident and I just built off of it.

AW: Did you find anything particularly difficult in writing this book?

DN: I wrote The Blood Moon when I was 15. I'm 23 now, so I've grown quite a bit as a person and as a writer since I first wrote this book. So I think the hardest part was the editing. Trying to make sense of the tangents I went on as a kid while fixing the writing mistakes and aligning the timeline with subsequent books. This book spent a lot of time in editing.

AW: What project(s) are you currently working on?
DN: I'm putting the final touches on the second book in the series, The Full Moon, which is actually a prequel and focuses on Kathy and everything she went through prior to the events of The Blood Moon that made her so complex in the first book. It's a more grown-up read and I was able to dive into more real-life situations while still playing in the fantasy elements of the story.

AW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks you want to tell us about?

DN: Not especially. Like I said, I've changed a lot in the 12 years I've been writing and have had to adapt to the changes in my life. So I've written in complete silence, with my family discussing their day, in a college dorm room, in a NYC apartment, back with my family, and now back to silence. So I haven't really had the luxury to develop any quirks. I need to stay flexible. 

AW: Do you have any advice for writers out there?

DN: If you enjoy writing, write. Don't let any doubts creep in that say you're not good enough or your story won't sell. Stranger things have happened. You'd be surprised what the next best thing is. (No one really knows...)

AW: Where can we find you? 

AW: And of course we have to know, where can we find your book? 

DN: My book is available for preorder at most locations, except Barnes and Noble. However, it will be available on Nook and as a paperback on August 1, 2015. Until then, preorder from the following retailers:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seal's Promise by Sharon Hamilton Audio Book

SEAL's Promise: Bad Boys of Team 3, SEAL Brotherhood Series, Book 8 | [Sharon Hamilton]Book Description:
A SEAL's promise is not only something to live for, it is something to die for. Special Operator T.J. Talbot, raised in a string of foster homes and nearly tossed from the Brotherhood, is forced to make a deathbed promise to care for his best friend's wife and baby. At home, Shannon Moore wants nothing to do with the community or anything that reminds her of her fallen SEAL husband, until fate steps in to show her she is still connected, and needs the love of this flawed warrior who shares her grief.

My Thoughts:
Quite interesting book.  TJ and Shannon have never gotten along.  She married his best friend but has never liked TJ at all.  Frankie is the only thing the two of them have in common.  When TJ makes a promise to take care of Shannon and the unborn baby, his life changes.  Shannon and he share deep grief over the loss of Frankie and maybe they can learn to share move.
This book didn't really have a lot of surprises, just a fairly predictable story line.  I liked Shannon.  She wasn't as uptight and aloof as she presented herself to be.  TJ was a dog but also had never had the chance at a family.  He is the underdog that you root for.  Though the story was predictable, it was still entertaining. The narrator did a good job with the story, bringing the characters to life and giving them a voice.  
This was a 3/5 for me.  It is a well read book to listen to on your commute or going for a jog!

Thank you to the publisher/author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

**Adult content and language**

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Incubus Tales by Laura Wright

Incubus TalesBook Description:
Two Sexy Stories. Two Insatiable Demons.
**Note: These stories were first part of the Masters of Seduction series
The Harem:
Sexy Incubus Master Scarus Vipera has grown weak, and the only thing that will strengthen him again is Rosamund, the power-rich female of the Harem. But the mysterious Nephilim is determined to leave the Harem untouched, her heart intact.

Erotic Cinderella
Incubus Casworon Trevanion likes his nights long and his bed full. But as his House's new Master, Cas's love of demon debauchery is over. Like every royal male before him, Cas's mate has been chosen and will be presented to him at the annual Seafarer's Ball. But when Cas sets his eyes on lovely stranger, Lia, all bets are off. He is meant to possess her. But will he discard his legacy when he realizes the female he desires is none other than the scarred servant who scrubs his floors?

My Thoughts:
These were both good novellas.  Scarus is an Incubus who never wanted to have to feed off a Nephilim again after what happened the last time.  Rosamund doesn't want any of the Incubus coming through the Harem to choose her but suddenly she finds herself in Scarus' bed and wanting more.  Casworon hates the tradition his family has of his family choosing his mate.  Especially when he sets eyes on Lia and has to have her.These stories were both hot.  I felt bad for Rosamund and how everything happened to her but I really liked how it ended.  I also could understand why Scarus wanted to avoid the Nephilim after what happened.  Cas likes enjoying his varied love life and doesn't have any desire to be mated to who his family chooses.  Everything works out quite well in the end!
4/5 for me.  Very enjoyable reads!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

**Adult content and language**

Monday, June 15, 2015

Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson

Once Upon a Summertime: A New York City Romance (Follow Your Heart, #1)Book Description:
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position!

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book.  Anna has the opportunity to move to New York City from her small hometown for a job.  She wants this life changing opportunity to be hers but she isn't the only one who has applied for the job.  Sean O'Neil has as well and he is Anna's crush.I loved the tour through NY.  I've not been there but I certainly felt like I was there.  I liked Anna and Sean.  The two of them had some good interaction.  I wasn't a great big fan of Anna's best friend but she was true to character.  The whole book was from Anna's POV and I really wanted to know what Sean was thinking at places!  This really is a good, sweet summertime read.
I rate this a 4/5.  It was a good, quick book.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Author Interview of K.C. Simos

AW: Tell us about yourself…
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I went to an international school where everything was taught in English. Growing up with three different languages and cultures around me (my dad is Greek and my mum is Polish) was very beneficial, but it also gave rise to some identity issues, feeling unable to really completely fit in anywhere, being unable to truly feel at home. Studying in England was great, but there was a lack of European culture. I now live in Munich, Germany, and the fit feels right :-)
I’m obsessed with stories. These can be in the form of either a book I can’t put down, or a film, TV or anime series I can’t tear my eyes away from. I work in film & TV production. In my spare time I read and write. My bookshelves are filled with YA fiction, particularly fantasy and dystopian series. My DVD collections are mostly films of fairy tales, rom coms and superhero action movies. 
I’m super sensitive, but I only show that side of me to people I trust. To anyone else, I appear (and often am) indifferent. 
Despite the fact that I danced lots (from ballet lessons as a child to trying every type of dance that existed while at university) and therefore trained my balance, I have a mild tendency towards clumsiness. I’m 6ft tall, and so I rarely wear heels. Perhaps because I don’t wear them often and haven’t mastered the skill of walking on mini-stilts, I’m a little wobbly when I do wear them and so my klutz-factor rises with them on. A friend of mine once called me "Bambi" when she saw me trying to tackle heels. 

AW: What genera do you write and why?
I write fantasy YA fiction. Its my favourite genre to read - magic powers, other worlds, etc. But I especially like it when there is a love story and/or self-discovery occurring in the background of all the action, which is the case in my own work. I love fantasy because the world in my imagination is so much more interesting than the one I live in, and I want to share my imaginary adventures with others. Id be out there fighting evil dragons and demons with superpowers if I could, trust me. 

AW: Tell us about your book….
Ive written a YA fantasy e-book trilogy, titled Ambrosia Chronicles. The third and final volume of the series will be published soon. Book 1, “Ambrosia Chronicles: The Discovery”, starts the trilogy off with low fantasy. The level of fantasy rises as the story progresses so that Book 3 ends in high fantasy. 
The story starts when Alex is reunited with her high school crush, Ian; a pleasant surprise after enduring the mundane and gruelling first year law school exams. Soon after this encounter, she discovers that Ian is part of a suspicious organisation that she herself becomes involved with when she witnesses something she shouldnt have. Alex is forced to go on the run, entrusted with the protection of a heavily sought-after little pouch. She must rely on the protection of Lucas, her arrogant and mysterious rescuer, in order to reach the organisations headquarters in one piece. But she quickly learns that Lucas is just as dangerous as the people who are after her.

AW: What was your inspiration for this book?
A large influence in the creation of the main characters of “Ambrosia Chronicles” comes from my own experiences when I first left Athens to go study in the UK. The cultural differences, the closed-mindedness of some people and the open-mindedness of others, the struggle of being a single girl not interested in a one-night stand but something more than that while in college, befriending people and disliking others, further shaping of character as everyone (well, most people) evolve from adolescent to actual adult - all of these things and so much more lie in the foundations of Alex’s character. She’s shy, quiet, she has a confident outgoing best friend she can tell anything to, but deep down she’s lonely and a little depressed with the boring routine of her life, unsure where she fits in. My inspiration for this book essentially comes from a craving I personally had while at law school to just break away into a fantasy world and live adventure after adventure.
The fantasy elements in my story are inspired and fused with Ancient Greek & Norse mythology. What if all those stories that are myths and legends to us actually took place? I’m not saying that Perseus who slew Medusa lives among us now, but what if there was a world where he actually lived and actually slew Medusa all those years ago? I grew up reading various interpretations and retellings of these stories, and so I wanted to do something of my own with them.

AW: Do you have a favorite character and why that one?
Ooh… Tricky question… Hmmm. I suppose my favourite character is Emma. She’s so confident, beautiful, and fiery, but she’s also got the brains to back it up, most of the time! And when that doesn’t work, her best friend Alex is usually able to help her out. She knows what she wants and she’s not afraid to say it. Her directness often leads to embarrassing revelations where Alex would want the earth to swallow her (I would too), but Emma just shrugs her shoulders and accepts it, acting like she intended the revelations. She’s very strong. Like Alex in the story, I look up to that confidence and strength, but whereas Alex has to search for it inside her sometimes, Emma has it in bucketfuls. 

AW: What project(s) are you currently working on?
I’m working on a couple of different things at the moment. I’m drafting my next fantasy series, doing lots of research and building up the stories of the main characters. I’m considering writing a comedy influenced by all the funny things that have happened in my life on set of film and TV productions.
AW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks you want to tell us about?
It’s not a quirk, but it’s something I have noticed that I do when I write - I write fantasy best when Im alone and undisturbed. I become unsocial, introverted and a hermit, behaving like the world Im drafting is much more worth my time than the one I currently live in. It has led to misunderstandings in the past, since I stop talking to everyone so that I can focus better. Im more social when Im writing a cosmopolitan or urban plot, funnily enough. 

AW: Do you have any advice for writers out there?
Im still a novice, so no, no advice from me just yet, but Ill be grateful for any I can get from other authors!

AW: Where can we find you? 
I also have a blog solely for the Ambrosia Chronicles series, called “The Mytholian Corner”. Each entry provides information about a different mythological artefact, food, character, creature or location that is either present in or has influenced the series somehow. Updates and reviews are also posted there: http://kcsimos.wix.com/writer#!ambrosia-chronicles-blog/c1f84
The official Facebook Page for Ambrosia Chronicles is https://www.facebook.com/ambrosiachronicles
I also have an Instagram account where I frequently post photos, mostly of food I have cooked (I LOVE cooking & baking): https://instagram.com/keicysimos/?ref=badge

AW: And of course we have to know, where can we find your book? 
My book is available on Amazon, iBookstore, Nook B&N and Kobo. My website provides links to each of these ebook stores, so you can easily click the link of your choice there: http://kcsimos.wix.com/writer#!shop/c1qb8

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pretty Little Werewolf by Katie Salidas

Pretty Little WerewolfBook Description:
All Giselle ever wanted was a family... that can accept her for what she is, a werewolf. 
In a world where supernatural creatures are not out and proud, this has been a problem for 16 year old Giselle. A child of the system, she's been bounced from home to home for as long as she can remember. As soon as the moon calls out her inner wolf, it's back into the system she goes.
Against the odds, a new family is found for Giselle. One that may prove the answer to all her dreams and wishes. But this family comes with a deadly secret that could send Giselle six feet under instead of back into the system.
Amid factions of warring witches and werewolves, and deadly curses with no hope for a cure, the way will not be an easy one, but if Giselle can call upon her skills as a lone wolf, she may just be able to unearth the truth keeping her from the one thing she's ever wanted... family.

My Thoughts:
Great book.  Giselle has been bounced around the system forever, but most especially in the last few years.  Apparently none of the foster families thought a werewolf fit into their family and she was quickly sent packing.  The latest family is different though and Giselle may just get the family she has always dreamed of, that is if the feud doesn't blow up and end up in all out war.  There has to be a way for her to have her happy ending without ending up in a war.
I absolutely loved Giselle.  She was strong, determined and loyal.  She had just met her new family and though she wants to join in, she has reservations because of a rival pack.  There are witches, werewolves and family issues mixed throughout.  I loved that the family was good for her but they weren't perfect.  Everyone had their role and some fit into it a bit too well.  I think the two hot guys were a great addition and exact opposites, that made her choices even more interesting.  Loved this book.
Solid 5/5.  This is a great YA book!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Noah's Voyage by David Miles

Book Description

Noah’s Voyage tells the story of a brave and faithful hero of the Old Testament. Written in the I Can Read level two standards, with age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts, young readers read about Noah, a simple man with great faith and trust in God. When God asks Noah to follow his directions, build an ark, and put two of every animal on it, Noah and his family do what they are asked, knowing God would not steer them wrong.
This I Can Read! series of Bible stories makes use of the unique features found in the NIV Adventure Bible such as “People in Bible Times” and “Did You Know ”.

My Thoughts:
This is a good one for young readers.  I had my 7 year old read this to me and he completely enjoyed it.  The words were mostly easy for him and he loves the story of Noah anyway so reading this was a good experience for him.  I would recommend this for any young child that has gotten started reading and wants to learn more about Noah.
It was a 5/5 for us.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Michel/Striker by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright

Michel/Striker (Bayou Heat, #15-16)Book Description:
Michel doesn’t trust Dr. Chelsea Young. Why should he? She willingly worked as a researcher for the humans who were using Pantera as lab animals. Unfortunately, his suspicions haven’t kept his cat from becoming obsessed with the need to possess the beautiful female.

Chelsea is determined to atone for her youthful mistakes. Even if that means working with the aggravating Michel who refuses to believe she now wants to help the Pantera. Together they must overcome their mutual animosity to track down her former boss, Stanton Locke, before he can commit the ultimate betrayal.

Dark, damaged and definitely gorgeous, Striker is all about the mission. And when the mission’s over? The Hunter is out of there. That is, until one of Locke’s lab rats is forced on him—a beautiful, pained female who needs sex to survive.

The lovely Twelve was abducted and taken to the labs several years ago. Used for breeding, she was given drugs that make her irresistible to males. It was a hellish, lonely life. But she’s free now, and determined to discover the truth about her past. If only the road to that truth didn’t involve the heartless male she can’t stop herself from wanting.

My Thoughts:
These two books were hot.  Michel doesn't trust Chelsea at all, but he can't help but want her.  When they are thrown together on a mission, he may learn that Chelsea isn't exactly what he thought but maybe exactly what he needs.  Chelsea wants to make up for the terrible she participated in and if she must, she will put up with Michel to do that.  He is sexy and solid, but obviously doesn't trust her.
I really liked Chelsea.  She had been involved in some terrible things and probably didn't deserve their forgiveness but she was determined to show how sorry she was.  Michel wants her, there is no doubt, but he doesn't trust her.  Their mission helps them learn a lot about each other!

Twelve is mad from all the experiements that were done on her by Locke and all those that work for him.  She knows nothing but need.  Striker is the one that is selected to fulfill that need.  Over and over again until she comes back to herself.  When she finally does, Twelve feels safe with no one but him, but Striker isn't the man for the job.  Now he has to convince her of that.
I liked Striker.  He had a job, he did it and left...then when called back in, he wants to be anywhere but with Twelve.  Twelve was determined to remember her life from before the lab and since Striker was the one who brought her back from the void of need, she knows if she can just convince him, he will bring back those memories too.

4/5 all the way.  I really enjoyed these books and the characters in them!

Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

**Absolutely contains adult content and language**