Friday, June 16, 2017

The Librarian by Christy Sloat Review & Character Interview!!

Title: The Librarian
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: YA Historical Romance/Time Travel Romance
Release Date: June 16th, 2017
Cover Design: Pretty AF Designs
Blurb: He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…



Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34415420-the-librarian

My Review:
Have you ever wanted to travel through time? I have and there are many places and times I would like to experience. Emme Bailey discovers a family secret. The women in her family have been tasked with going back in time to witness historical events to make sure they have been recorded accurately. She is there to observe, so she didn’t expect to fall in love with Jack. So how can Emme find happiness with her historical man and not affect his future?
I loved Emme. She recognized her own character flaws and ended up working to fix them. She admitted when she was wrong about something. She was strong and genuine. And when faced with a very weird situation she didn’t fall to pieces. When the story started she was a bit of a party girl flake, but her character grew as the story developed and she made me proud. The supporting characters were amazing too. Rose , Beth and Tarryn were great friends to Emme and all of them had a hand in guiding her to the right path.
I enjoyed this story a lot! To be honest I have been looking forward to this story since Christy announced her idea for it on facebook. The idea for this one was fascinating and the story lived up to my expectations! I adore Christy’s books and I look forward to reading anything she publishes in the future!

Want to hear a little from the amazing characters? Here's a little insight to Emme and Jack.
Jack - I can't imagine stumbling upon a strange person claiming to be from another time. How did you feel when you realized that Emme really was from the future?

To be quite honest, I was shocked. It was not easy believing her story at first, but the girl was telling the truth. At first, I thought she was a phantom; a beautiful one at that.  Her story matched with Nancy's and I knew she was really from another time. 

Emme - Your first travel experience must have been confusing. Describe what went through your head when you found out you were in the past.
*Laughs* Confusing is one way to put it. I thought I was dreaming. I mean we all have crazy dreams from time to time, right? The place was beautiful and the hills were so green. I knew that it wasn't Maine almost instantly. Once I found out the truth and that it wasn't a dream, I wanted nothing more than to just go home. That is until I met Jack. His home and time were so amazing and so was he. Being in his time period was an experience I'll never forget. 

Jack - We know you have a difficult relationship with your father. Can you tell us a little about your mother? Can you share a favorite memory from your childhood?
My dearest mother loves to entertain. She hosts many balls and dinners for prestigious and wealthy folk in our small village. She also loves to raise money for the less fortunate. If she isn't busy hosting a party or banquet you can usually find her riding her horse. She was raised with horses, you know, and always had them. I was not one for the sport.  My mother is patient and kind, much like I try to be. 

Emme - We know you lost your parents young and were raised by your Gram. Is there anything that you did together to make your own special memories?

We liked to collect seashells on the beach. She would keep them in tiny jars and line the windowsills with them. Gram was a tough woman but when we were on the beach it was like she opened up and the softness in her came out once again. I think it was because my grandfather died at sea. She felt connected to him again.

Jack -  If it had been you traveling to the future, what do you think you might want to see?
I'd love see Emmeline's library. To see her in her environment, working with others and being her jolly self. I'd also enjoy seeing how Maine transformed and how England changed. 

Emme - Seeing London in the late 1800s must have been amazing! To which other places and times do you want to travel?
I can't say that I'd want to travel again, but if I did, I'd like to see the renaissance era. I would love to see the castles in Scotland and Ireland the most. 

Jack - What is your wish for the future?
That Emmeline finds happiness wherever she goes. That someone loves her truly as deeply as I once have. 

Emme - I can think of so many books that I would like to visit! How exciting it would be to peek in on Elizabeth Bennet as she gives Mr. Darcy a piece of her mind. Or to get a look at my favorite Gryphon shifter...What fiction books would you like to visit?

I do love the classics myself. Romeo and Juliet, Gone with the Wind, and The Great Gatsby to name a few. But you must understand, when I travel through fiction novels, I'm immersed within the book, but I cannot interact with the characters. I get to watch the novel unfold before me. It's amazing, really.

Aren't they adorable? If you want to get to know them better you will have to get your copy of The Librarian! 


Author Bio:
Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the bestselling author of twelve novels including, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and the award-winning Slumber Duology.



You can happily stalk her on these sites:
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Twitter: @Christysloat
Instagram:http://instagram.com/christysloat_writes

Monday, May 8, 2017

Cover reveal ~ The Librarian by Christy Sloat

Title: The Librarian
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: YA Historical Romance/Time Travel Romance
Release Date: June 17th, 2017
Cover Design: Pretty AF Designs


Blurb: He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…
 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34415420-the-librarian

 
Author Bio:
Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the bestselling author of twelve novels including, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and the award-winning Slumber Duology.
 



You can happily stalk her on these sites:
 
http://authorchristysloat.weebly.com/
Twitter: @Christysloat
Instagram:http://instagram.com/christysloat_writes


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox

Southern girl Verity Long is about as high society as her pet skunk. Which is why she’s surprised as anyone when the new head of the Sugarland social set invites her to join the "it" girls. But this is no social call. Verity’s new client needs her to go in undercover and investigate strange happenings at the group’s historic headquarters.
But while spirits are whispering hints of murder, the socialites are more focused on Verity’s 1978, avocado-green Cadillac. And when Verity stumbles upon a fresh body, she's going to need the long-dead citizens of Sugarland to help her solve the crime. Good thing she has the handsome deputy sheriff Ellis Wydell on hand, as well as her ghostly sidekick Frankie. The bad thing is, the ghosts are now whispering about the end of a certain ghost hunter.



My Review
 
Verity Long is a ghost hunter. She never dreamed of being a ghost hunter it just fell in her lap when she accidentally trapped the ghost of a gangster on her property. Now Frankie “the German’ is her ghost hunting sidekick. He lends her his power so she can tune in to the ghostly plane and communicate with the departed. Together they have solved murders, helped a spirit find love and even found a missing ghost dog. Now they have another murder to solve. The president of the sugarland society was found dead at the bottom of the stars in the preservation society house. Verity must discover the identity of the killer whether it’s a living person or a spirit.
Book 5 in this series is amazing! I really love this fun series. The characters are smart and sweet with just the right amount of snark! Frankie’s afterlife antics keep getting more outlandish as he tests his boundaries in Verity’s life. This book bring us another victim and another few ghost friends.
This series isn’t for everyone though. I don’t think an angry spirit would enjoy this series (due to their lack of humor and all…)  But everyone else  go grab book one Southern Spirits and get started!
Sweet tea and Spirits gets 5 stars from Paranormal Tendencies.



About Angie Fox
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox writes sweet, fun, action-packed paranormal mystery and romance. Her characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, Angie is afraid of basements, bees, and going up stairs when it is dark behind her. Let's face it. Angie wouldn't last five minutes in one of her books.

Angie is best known for her Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries and for her Accidental Demon Slayer books. She lives in St. Louis, with her football-addicted husband, two kids, and Moxie the dog.


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Website: www.angiefox.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/AngieFoxauthor
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Crescent Vendetta by Desiree L. Scott

Crescent Vendetta - Book 1 of the Vendetta Series
By Desiree L. Scott
Genre: Paranormal Romance


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Wolf-shifter Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting ring is just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.
Travis Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar fate, wakes up to find his life is about to be irreparably changed by the fierce she-wolf in the next cage.
Can they put aside old rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and betrayals waiting for them on the outside?

My Review
Travis wakes up in an illegal dog fight with no memory of how he got there. He’s drugged and stuck in his wolf form. Caged next to him is a beautiful white wolf. Vanessa has been held for over 6 months and has proved to be a survivor! Travis is determined to get them freed. But will their captors ever let them truly be free?
While this book took a while to get my interest, once it had me it didn’t let go! Travis and Vanessa’s story is a remarkable one full of uncertainty for the characters and just the right amount of romance for me. There are so many shifter books out there, but this one is one of the really good ones! I think I have found a great new (to me) author!
4 stars for Crescent Vendetta


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The sounds of howling, growling, and whimpering grew louder drawing his attention away from his intriguing and captivating companion and bowl of slop at his feet.
He returned his focus back to the sound of the crowd screaming that could be heard even through the thick walls. He looked towards the door and then back at her.
“How long does the medication last before you can shift?”
Silence, and then she sighed as her gaze shifted over to the door as well.
“I don’t know. They keep the drugs coming.”
“How long have you been here?”
“Months.”
Travis tried to think of anyone who had gone missing but drew a blank.
“How soon until they return again?”
Her eyes glowed as they went from the door to him, but she answered through their link, a link that was growing stronger.
“Anytime now. They seem to have the effective time span of the serum down pat.”
Just as she finished with that thought, he heard footsteps outside the door, followed by loud cursing and something falling to the ground with a clank.
Travis lay back down, his thoughts racing. How the hell were they going to get out of this?


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Desiree L. Scott has been writing since she was sixteen years old. There have been many influences within her life that has set her on the path that she cannot help but walk. A few of those influences consist of Karen Rose, Lisa Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list by no means defines my own writing but they have indeed influenced her desire to live outside of her own world and to create the thrill of her dreams.
Desiree lives on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with her ten-year old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty of the country helps her creativity as she sits on her top deck with her laptop and coffee close by.


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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Survival Pact by Christy Sloat


Title: The Survival Pact
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre:  NA Dystopian/Paranormal
Publisher: CHBB
Editor: Cheree Castellanos
Cover Designer: Rue Volley
Blurb:
Three friends. One promise. One goal. Survive.
Kami thought she'd seen it all as a small time reporter for a New York Paper, but after hearing reports of the dead crawling from graves and attacking humans, she realized the world she once knew would never be the same again. Forced to flee the city, she heads south where her two best friends, Emma and Lou, reside in search of answers.
As a drunken joke ten years earlier, the three friends made a vow that if the world went to hell they’d survive it together, no matter what. With the pact now a reality, they are forced to face a never ending tidal wave of the dead, tornadoes, earthquakes, and massive storms with hundreds of miles to go. Along with their new dog, Snack, the girls get closer to their destination but no closer to the answers as to why their world is filled with such evil. Will their plan of survival keep them alive or will they drown in the sea of the dead?

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the Best Selling author of ten novels including, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and Slumber.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's You part 2 by Katey Regenery

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The entire It's You DUET by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelly is NOW LIVE!
"Simply amazing! It's You is everything we wished for Jacob and Bella except better. The love between two characters has never been felt so strongly through the pages as it has with Jack and Darcy. An absolute must read for any fan of true love, soulmates and men with sexy beards." - New York Times bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin
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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes her first duo of paranormal romances! ONCE UPON A TIME… the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me. I’ve never been able to forget. Perhaps it was his jet-black hair, or the changing copper-color of his eyes, the intense way he looked at me… or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time, at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real. But after that kiss, I never saw him again. His name was Jack Beauloup. Jack, my “Beautiful Wolf.” Twenty years passed. He has returned. For me.

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Blurb:
The thrilling conclusion of Katy Regnery’s first paranormal romance series! HAPPILY EVER AFTER… To some, they’re just words signifying a fairytale ending. For me, Jack Beauloup, they represent an unyielding desire: Forever with Darcy Turner, the unexpected love of my life. A love that has placed her human life in danger. According to Pack Law, my binding is an abomination that must be severed. It’s ignited a fiery hatred that I must confront and control. But what is bound cannot be broken. I will keep Darcy safe. Even if it means giving up on my dreams. Even if it means giving up my life.

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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Girl of Fire by Norma Hinkens Review



Girl of Fire
The Expulsion Project Book 1
By Norma Hinkens



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ORIGIN. DESTINY. FATE. How far would you go to unravel the truth?

Trattora is the High Daughter of a Chieftain on the primitive frontier planet, Cwelt. Velkan is an indentured serf who has never known a day of freedom from his brutish master. Forced to flee an invasion by Galactic Maulers, they find themselves thrown together on a ramshackle mining vessel that harbors more than one dark secret. Fate and chemistry combine when the pair’s matching birth bracelets lead them to make a shocking discovery about their true lineage. Stakes rise when they uncover the classified Expulsion Project, and the devastating sacrifice their birth families made to spare their lives. Determined to save their planet of origin from liquidation, Trattora and Velkan plunge headlong into a race against time and space to take down the genocidal self-actualizing software that now controls large swathes of their home planet. But will they navigate the treacherous dealings of the seedy Galactic underworld in time to rescue the families who loved them enough to let them go?

Girl of Fire is the first novel in The Expulsion Project, a Sci-fi, dystopian thriller trilogy with a hint of romance. If you are a Firefly fan, or in Divergent withdrawal, this is the book mashup for you!


MY REVIEW
Tratorra was not born on Cwelt. But she was adopted by the chieftain and his wife and will inherit the right to rule. She loves her adoptive parents, but Tratorra longs to find her birth parents. She gets her first clue when she meets a trader named Sarth. Sarth and her crew came to Cwelt to look for minerals to mine, but her serf has a bracelet with her home symbol on it. She must go with them to find the answers of her origin. But she doesn’t plan on falling for the serf and the adventures they go on. Her trp is one dangerous situation after another. All of which she very gracefully escapes. But can they find the answers of their home planet?
This book had me hooked from the second page. The excitement and adventure was non stop! I really enjoyed this adventure novel of the girl of fire and her galactic travels.
4.5 stars for Girl of Fire





AUTHOR BIO
Travel junkie, legend lover, idea wrangler, Norma Hinkens grew up among rich storytelling traditions in her native Ireland, land of make-believe and the original little green man. A globetrotter at heart, she settled in California and began scribbling down the yarns that have been brewing in her head for years. In her spare time she retreats to rural Idaho to hike, bike and boat, but mostly to eavesdrop on mountain men and prepare for the apocalypse. If you like dystopian sagas, gritty heroines, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love her turbo-paced Pretty Gritty YA thrill-rides that will leave you slack-jawed! 

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