Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Apollo is Mine (Harem of the Gods #1) by Mila Young

Book Blurb:

APOLLO IS MINE (Harem of The Gods Book 1) by Mila Young

Pub. Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Mila Young

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 200

I'm a warrior. Cursed to fight monsters. Sworn to act as Zeus' sword to protect mankind.

But I'd give it all up for one last kiss with the god who stole my heart...Apollo.

I never wanted to carry my family's legacy. But blood ties cannot be broken, and I'll keep the promise I made my father on his dying bed. Legendary monsters hunt in city streets of Chicago, and my job was to take down the worst.

I've trained with Heracles.

Been blessed with super human powers.

What I've never done is fallen in love--until Apollo crossed my path. But he isn't the only god to catch my attention. Hades is here too, and with him comes a darkness that leaves behind a trail of human bodies. Heracles and my gut instinct urges me to destroy this creature, but each step brings me closer to the truth...

Darkness cannot win...or the Earth will tumble into chaos and I'll lose the god I've come to love...Apollo is mine.

Apollo is Mine is book 1 in the Harem of the Gods reverse harem series.

Content Warning: Steamy love scenes, dominating alphas who protect their female, and plenty of sexy Greek gods who will leave you breathless.

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Author Bio:

Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there's no tomorrow.

By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she's a mighty warrior, walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.

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Week One:

9/17/2018- BookHounds- Interview

9/17/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt

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9/18/2018- Reese's Reviews- Review

9/18/2018- Parajunkee- Excerpt

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9/19/2018- Book Sniffers Anonymous- Excerpt

9/19/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review

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9/20/2018- bookishbibliophile- Review

9/20/2018- To Be Read- Review

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9/21/2018- Smada's Book Smack- Excerpt

9/21/2018- That Artsy Reader Girl- Interview

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Week Two:

9/24/2018- Lisa Loves Literature- Excerpt

9/24/2018- Jaime's World- Excerpt

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9/25/2018- Cindy's Love of Books- Review

9/25/2018- Abellafairytale- Review

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9/26/2018- Firstbooklove- Review

9/26/2018- Twirling Book Princess- Excerpt

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9/27/2018- Finding Magic In Books- Interview

9/27/2018- Writer of Wrongs- Excerpt

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9/28/2018- A Crave For Books- Review

9/28/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review

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Cover Reveal: When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair

When Stars Come Out
Scarlett St. Clair
Publication date: October 31st 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits intogold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.

As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon.

Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s unpredictable behavior, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hardenough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, butthat means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth–and they want Anora and her powers for themselves.

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Scarlett St. Clair is a red-hot writer who writes stories for naughty women like her. Whether you're hiding beneath the sheets reading her stories or acting those fantasies out, she has something for you. She writes stories that combine emotional sparks with pleasure and pain, often focusing on the powerplay present in relationships - but that isn't all she likes to write! She dabbles in a little bit of everything sexy, and it can all be found on her author page.

When she isn't teasing the masses with hot smut, Scarlett is a student fantasizing about what it'd be like to have such hot professors. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and watching Netflix, but that usually isn't as dirty! Sign up for Scarlett's mailing list hereto receive exclusive writing, information on upcoming stories, and other goodies: http://eepurl.com/bLf8nP

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sponsored by Caroline T. Patti

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The Sponsored by Caroline T. Patti

Publisher: Month9Books

Publication Date: September 12, 2018

Don’t break the rules…

Max Winter is a janitor at a ritzy boarding school. He’s supposed to keep to himself, mind his business, stay quiet about the things he sees, sweep the floors, and under no circumstances is he to have any contact with the residents. Now, Max will break every last one of those rules when he meets Ace Valentine.

Don’t follow your heart…

Ace Sloane finds out she’s on the wrong side of a war she no longer believes in fighting. Now, she’ll risk everything to get her life back from the people who stole it, including getting too close to exactly the wrong boy.

Don’t get caught…

Grey Winter lost both parents in a fire that should've killed her as well. A “miracle baby,” Grey is sent to live with her Nana who should have told her the truth about who and what she really is. Now she’s at the forefront of a cover-up, all-out manhunt, and the object of one boy’s interest she doesn’t want or need. It’s up to Grey to connect the dots and bring an end to the secrets and lies that have caused so much pain and suffering for so long.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Dystopian, Heart-Wrenching, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Teen--

When Grey is in her favorite little neighborhood store and a robber comes in, she can't help herself from jumping in front of clerk and taking a bullet meant for him. When she realizes that her popular classmate Julian witnessed her act, she regrets her impulsiveness, but when he comes to her aid she is the one surprised. Grey has a secret, one she is not suppose to tell anyone, and now somebody knows.

I found the cover of The Sponsored to be eye catching and slightly mysterious, and the plot sounded different so I was 100% interested in picking up this book to read. I will admit that when I finally stared reading the book, I could not remember what the synopsis said so I had pretty much zero expectations. And maybe that is the best way to start a story, because I very much so enjoyed The Sponsored. I found this to be a fast paced action story that I easily got lost in. There was the perfect mix of distopian, supernatural, action, mystery and a little touch of romance that was completely relevant to the plot.

I really enjoyed the narration style use in the story. We have two different time periods with two different voices to try and put together a cohesive story. In the past, we have Max who is a really great (seriously, he was so freaking sweet!), hard working guy who just wants the chance to speak to his crush- which is basically impossible since she is a Sponsored student at the elite academy and he is just the janitor. Can I just mention that everything Ace asked of Max was so awful to expect him to be fine with the situation? I was not fine with the situation and it was not even MY situation. And then we have Grey in the present day, a total no-nonsense loner who keeps her nose down to stay off the radar since she has some...enhanced...gifts that would make her very noticeable. I spent most of the story trying to piece together how the two timelines fit together but when I finally realized that there was a common factor in both everything fit so nicely.

I did find the slightly dystopian feel to the book perfect, with the present day timeline being in 2043 and the past timeline in 2024, so just a few years ahead and with subtle changes that made the book so much more realistic. There was no over the top advancements or a strange world I could not connect to, and the reasons for the changes made sense. For the plot, public education in 2024 was a thing of the past, collapsed due to funding, so only those with money could be "sponsored" for an education in one of the few schools across the country. But now in 2043, the error of the system was rectified and education for the masses has returned, but there were so many secrets that needed to be investigated.

Based on the ending, this kinda feels like a superhero origin story and the next book (which there has to be with this ending!) will hopefully be Grey kicking ass and taking names because there is some bad out there that needs to be stopped- even if she may be a pawn, she can be an awesome one and make Nana proud. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more Grey (and hopefully Julian) to come.

I reviewed a complimentary copy of this title.

Author Bio:

Caroline T Patti is the author of The World Spins Madly On and Too Late To Apologize. When she’s not writing, she’s a school librarian, mother of two, wife, avid reader and Green Bay Packer fan.

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Blog Blitz & Giveaway: The Devil to Pay by Jackie May

The Devil to Pay
Jackie May
(ShayneDavies, #1)
Publication date: September 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

When it comes to talented new recruits at the Federal Underworld Agency, Nora Jacobs is only half the story…

The Devil to Pay is the first book in Jackie May’s companion series to Nora Jacobs, set in the same urban fantasy Detroit, sharing several supporting characters (hello, NickGorgeous), but with a new main character, Shayne Davies. This series can be enjoyed on its own, but readers of the Nora Jacobs books will be more familiar with the world and its characters.

As a fox shifter, Shayne Davies gets no respect in an underworld run by the fearsome and powerful—werewolves and vampires, sorcerers, demons, and mythical faerie creatures. Even at home, Shayne is still treated like the brat of the pack. Her mom constantly nags; her intended (but unwanted) mate ensures plenty of awkward silences, and Shayne is even expected to act submissive to the pack’s future alpha…a six year old.

Yeah. Time for Plan B.

All Shayne wants is to prove that she’s got what it takes to run with the big dogs, which is why she is constantly hounding Nick Gorgeous to make her an agent at the “Double D”, the Detroit Division of the FUA. That’s an easy “No” for Gorgeous, who keeps a strict “No Shayne Davies” policy. Well, never say never. When mysterious underworld criminals steal a load of bomb materials, the FUA picks up a messy case nobody wants to touch. It’s bad enough that a demon horde is involved, but now the annoying FBI has sent out an agent to babysit the investigation. To make matters worse, the notoriously uncooperative master vampire Henry Stadther has control over what may be the only key to breaking the case: a handsome human detective.

The whole thing’s a hopeless disaster.

So guess what, Shayne? You’re hired!

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The pill is small, so I decide to be cool like people in movies and pop it in my mouth without a drink. When I swallow, the pill sticks to the back of my throat. It’s not big enough to block my air, but I’m full-on gagging and hacking when I see a guy in a white shirt and tie duck past my window, open the rear door, and let himself into the backseat.

“Hey,” I croak, “you’re just in time to pass me that soda at your feet.” Which doubles in heavily-accented snark-talk for Who and/or what the hell, random guy?

But he’s not bilingual, so he only searches at his feet and passes up to me a half-empty bottle of soda. After a drink, I cough out: “Sorry, I wasn’t ready just then to host a mugging. But I’m good now.”

“Um,” he says, unsure, “okay, I think I might have made a mistake.”

“It’s true, I’m not a hooker.” In the rearview I can see a pristine wedge of blonde hairabove pleasing green eyes. But very concerned eyes. Haunted, even.

He says, “I thought you were trying to take me.”

“Again, not a hooker.”

“But there’s no room back here to take somebody. I can’t even sit down. Are these all your clothes?”

“It’s laundry day,” I lie. “And let me get this straight. You were afraid I might be here to take you away in my car, and so…you got into my car?”

“Yeah, but I was going to do this.” He jabs a gun into the back of my neck. His voiceis shaking. “Now look to your left. See those guys?”

“Wait, you were going to do this, or you’re actually doing it now?”

“Just look!” He quickly adds, “Please.”

“Well, since you said please…”

“You see them?”

I do. Up ahead, just beyond the light of the blue street lamp, stand two tall figures, deep black silhouettes against a lighter black night. They appear to be facing us. Just watching. “Yeah, I see ’em.”

“Can you call them off?”

“Hey, remember that one time when you were saying you might have made a mistake about me?”

“I know, but now I figure maybe even vampires gotta have laundry day, right?”

I take another look at him in the mirror. He’s sweating. Eyes darting. His aggression is coming from fear, not anger. I know he’s human, because I can’t feel any underworld in him, and I definitely would feel something from this close.

“And now I figure,” he says, “that when I say vampire and you say nothing, that tells me that maybe I didn’t make a mistake.”

“Could be I’m just speechless because I think you’re a crazy person. Or I could be waiting for you to look at me in the rearview mirror…” His eyes go to mine in the mirror. “…so I can use my Dracula mind-control powers on you.”

He quickly turns away and digs the gun deeper into my neck. Ow. “You might be supernaturally fast, but can you dodge a bullet?”

Human. White shirt and tie. Knows about vampires… “You’re from Washington?”

“Washington state? Is that a vampire thing? Makes sense. Lots of rain there, not much sun.”

Okay, I’m going to shut up now. This guy’s either the world’s greatest bullshit artist, or he’s just a human who found out way too much, and those two shadows under the streetlight really are vampires, in which case they’ll either wipe his mind or kill him.

“I’m Detroit PD, Homicide,” he says. Not the bullshit artist, then. Nice knowing you, guy. “Two days ago I’m assigned to a hooker from Corktown, and there’s no—”

“When you say assigned, you mean she’s dead?”

“I mean, her body was found with her throat ripped out, only there’s no blood at the scene, because there’s no blood in her body. Like it’s been sucked out.”

“By vampires.”

He eases up on the gun. “Right? Is that what you think?”

“I’m saying that’s what you think.”

“I don’t think, I know. Just like I know you’re either a hooker or a vampire, and probably both.”

“Try neither, and definitely not a hooker.”

“Yeah, you said that already. Very first thing when I got in your car was ‘I’m not a hooker.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, is your name also Methinks?’”

“What?”

“Methinks, Methinks! It’s like a famous internet meme or whatever, and she proteststoo much about the thing that’s obviously true. I’m not a hooker, I’m not a hooker! Then why are you sitting out front of Dario Machlin’s apartment?”

“Dario? You’re here for Dario?”

“You tell me.” He pulls the gun away, and my shoulders can finally relax. After another glance at the shadow figures—yep, still there—he takes a breath, collecting himself. “Vampire or not—”

“Hooker or not.”

“—you have to know something. Last night you got into Underworld, which I’m prettysure is a hangout for vampires. And you came home with Dario Machlin. You stayed all night.”

“What, so you’ve just been spying on us? Did you peek through his window at any time last night? Because you could have learned some things your girlfriend will appreciate.” I put the car into drive.

He flinches. “What are you doing?”

“I’m taking us around the block. Unless you want to have a chat with those guys?”

He sucks in a breath when he sees that the shadow figures are now on the move toward us. As they pass beneath the light of the street lamp, I recognize them, and yes, they are vamps, and yes, my night just got shot to hell.


Author Bio:

Jackie May is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. Josh and Kelly livein Phoenix, Arizona with their four children and their cat, Mr. Darcy. Jackie May is their only daughter. (And she keeps asking for her cut of the profits since we’re using her name.)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blog Blitz & Giveaway: Unexpected Hostage by Layla Stone

Unexpected Hostage
Layla Stone
(Unexpected, #1)
Publication date: September 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Everyone says he’s dangerous.

Everyone is wrong.

My new cabin-mate is a telepath and the whole ship’s scared of him. I was too, for about three seconds. He’s quiet, but once I get him talking he’s the most fascinating man I’ve ever known. He shouldn’t be in that cage. He didn’t do anything wrong. But good thing he is, because I would love to snuggle down for a long night with a body like his.

Everyone thinks they’re safe.

Everyone is wrong.

My race is known for being peaceful, and I was too…until I was electrocuted, kidnapped, sold, and then put in a cage. I’ll get out of here soon, but while I plot my escape, I’ll enjoy my cabin-mate’s attention. She thinks she has figured me out. She’s not even close.

The ship is being attacked, a perfect diversion. There is only one problem…I want to take my cabin-mate with me.

Note to readers: This is a full length Sci-fi Romance Novel with action, adventure, adult humor and a steamy romance. Mature readers only.

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Layla Stone is an unapologetic romance junkie. As a self proclaimed Modern-Day Casanova of fictional men, she spins stories to create unique lovers with the plethora of races she's dreamed up.

Southern California is where she lives with her geeky husband and two rambunctious children.

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