Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Excerpt: Mine by J Kahele

Welcome to my tour stop of Mine by J Kahele.  The tour runs from August 22-26 and you can follow the tour here.


A simple trip to the attorneys turns into a life changing moment for 22-year-old Jenna Kramer when she encounters Andrew Carington for the first time. Their desire for each other is so deep that an affair ensues quickly. But Jenna's abusive and controlling husband Senator Benjamin Kramer will never give her up and soon Jenna finds herself plummeting into dangerous grounds.




Breathe… Close your eyes… Escape…

Fighting back the tears, I swallow a small breath, trying so hard to stay still, to be quiet. I have made him angry again, and I need to give him time to calm down.

I cannot see him, but I hear him behind me, breathlessly panting.

He is close, very close—too close.

I hear the soft sounds of his socks brushing against the wood floor. I hear the click of the lock, then the creak of the door, opening, then closing. Relief washes over me; he is gone, and it is over.

Breathing in and out once again, I press my eyes shut, welcoming darkness, my best of friends. The pain will soon fade, and I will find comfort in the one place where only I can go…


I am a proud mother of three daughters who are my absolute complete existence. I write to relieve the scattered thoughts that stream through my mind, constantly. My biggest downfall is that I am a huge procrastinator, which makes my life at times hectic!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Review & Giveaway: She Never Got to Say Goodbye by Ica Iova

When Olivia trades her promising career for a more domestic lifestyle as a wife and mother, she expects many things but never to see ghosts much less be one.

Her life with her handsome husband, Brandon, a successful criminal lawyer, starts as a happy one, but following a tragedy, guilt, alcohol and drugs crush their blissful world in a hurry. One minute Olivia is planning to leave the marriage and the next she’s floating at the foot of her son’s bed. Dead. Murdered. And all evidence points to Brandon as the prime suspect.

She is angry and determined to make him pay, but soon, she learns that she if she wants justice, she must follow the clues that reach back into Brandon’s past.

Suspenseful, romantic and awash in the afterlife thrill, She Never Got To Say Goodbye captures the power of love and friendship.


A book which gave me some unexpected surprises when I least expected it.

I read nothing from other reviews and go through Google ratings before I started reading.  And I am happy for that decision.

It started off where Olivia and Brandon meet at a restaurant, become friends, falls in love, gets married and has a baby.  Yeah, all these were said in the same pace in the book.  No big ah's and oh's of romance and marriage.  It just happened and then the tragedy hit the happy couple when Olivia was murdered.  The spirit Olivia is on her way to getting revenge on... yeah, you have to go read the book, in order to know more.

It was not an easy read.  I seriously didn't expect a paranormal plot.  So many secrets and revelations - that will cause your mind spiral down to a complete mess.  I was plastered in my chair with my Kindle until I completed this book.  This is the first book for me from this author, but she made sure that I get her other books some serious attention.



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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway: Leaving Triscuit: Conscious Goodbyes, Happy Homecomings by Will Pollock

Welcome to my tour stop of "Leaving Triscuit" by Will Pollock, presented by Elite Book Tours.  To follow the full tour, please visit here.


Say “hello” to better good-byes! “Leaving Triscuit” is a blueprint on how you can heal the stress of leaving pets while you’re away for work or leisure. This poignant and personal story is woven with advice from animal- and human-behavior experts who contribute affirming, indispensible strategies to strengthen and even improve the unique bond between pet and parent. Using picture imaging and harnessing the innate, unspoken connection between pet and parent, your separation anxiety will fade away and a greater understanding will be formed.

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Triscuit gazed at me with forlorn eyes and a worried mug. Agitated and distressed, she was in effect saying, ‘Good grief, not again.’ Triscuit hopped on the bed and straight into the suitcase, as if to plant her flag and insist I pack her, too. As a canine parent, you know this doggie agenda: eyes as big as saucers, ears pinned back, shoulders slumped, spirit hanging low. Like Triscuit and so many other dogs and cats of her intuitive ilk, she knew.


Will Pollock is a freelance multimedia journalist, content wrangler, artist and author based in Atlanta. His love of dogs and animals began early on when his family owned a Great Pyrenees in New York City named Yeti. He decided to write “Leaving Triscuit” after the stress of leaving his beloved Rat Terrier, Triscuit, while on a three-week trip to Ireland. Separation anxiety is a problem for most pet owners, and the tips and strategies Will learned from experts will help ease that pain.


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The giveaway ends August 24th and is open INTERNATIONALLY!

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway: Origin by Corrie Brundage

Welcome to my tour stop for Origin by Corrie Brundage, the first book in The Eaters trilogy. This is an adult science fiction and the tour runs June 6-July 11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.

About Origin, The Eaters #1

 So not your usual post-apocalyptic, clone vs. hybrid romance-adventure…

 Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted.  Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as many as they can from extinction.  Unfortunately, Mina’s inability to connect with her fellow humans has kept most of them at arms length. Except for Jack—handsome, dashing-with-a-touch of goofy, totally distracting Jack. Dr. Jack MacConnell was never supposed to be part of Mina’s gameplan.  But when thrown together on a crazy-dangerous mission, both fate and a deadly tsunami seem determined to propel them down the same fraught—and occasionally delicious—path. Perhaps forever?

 But forever turns out to be a fluid commodity when both awaken 500 years into the future in a city called Origin. Presided over by aliens known as The Travelers, it is a world at once familiar and totally strange. And for Mina and Jack, it will become a battleground…against a hybrid race of predators loosed on the human population, against those whose dark side is so very carefully hidden,  and even, as fate throws a heartwrenching twist their way, against…each other?

Corrie Brundage kicks off The Eaters trilogy with an intoxicating tale of pulse-pounding action for fans of urban fantasy and science fiction to devour and savor.


“How much longer till we—”
My question was cut off by a chillingly familiar jagged screech. I stopped. I felt my heart stop too.
“What was—?” Jack began, but another cry cut him off too. We stood still for a moment. I peered through the darkness. The call had been close, too close.
“Mina, what was that?” His voice quavered. I saw his fight-or-flight response mimic my own. That sound wasn’t supposed to be in the city. Surely not. It came again, and Jack grabbed my hand. My voice was hushed. “It’s… it’s the thing we saw in the forest. It’s here, in the city.” And I wasn’t quite sure I was inhabiting reality anymore.
I looked for a place to hide, anything sheltered. Across the street, another couple stood rooted in place. They were the first people I’d seen in a while. I was about to call out a warning to them, when out of the darkness a lithe and rough figure emerged. It was the beast. It had arrived, and it was hunting. The woman screamed, but the sound was cut off. The man struggled, but only for a moment. I was thankful for the darkness. The sounds of flesh rending came then, and teeth flashed. Jack was pulling me into an alley, but my feet weren’t agreeing with me. I stumbled, drunk on wine and fear.
“Mina,” he whispered, his breath reeking of terror. “Crouch down with me. Get down!”
I obeyed. The hulking creature was devouring those people, and there was nothing we could do. It was too fast, too lethal. The sound of bone sliding against bone, wet flesh and organ, gobbled down like the soufflé we had just enjoyed. I felt my bile rise.
“Stay very, very still,” Jack gasped.
I was certain that wouldn’t matter. If it wanted us, it would take us. Interminable moments passed, and the thing across the street finished. It looked around, its head darting about with an implacable intelligence. It had our scent but didn’t approach. A leap up and forward, and it was gone.
We stayed there for several moments, breathing raggedly. “Dear God, you were right. I didn’t believe you. I’m so sorry I didn’t believe you…” Jack was close to hysteria now, but was still a solid foundation I could lean on. I got to my feet, shaky.
“We have to go over there. Maybe…” But I knew my hope would be dashed as it had been with Cayman.

Whatever it was, it was thorough. I knew we’d find nothing but blood. Of their own accord, my feet crossed the shadowed street, and my eyes found the wetness. Jack was right behind me, his firm grip urging caution.

About the Author

Corrie Brundage is a former model, opera singer, and personal trainer who, out of sheer boredom and personal relief from planetary insanity, completed five novels in the space of twelve months. She pumps iron, is a political junkie, and is a dedicated animal advocate.


Ends July 27th

Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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