Friday, October 31, 2014

My Clarity by M. Clarke Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

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 Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined. Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds. An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love—will it be enough? ** This is a New Adult romance novel recommended for ages 18+ due to sexual content and mature subject matter.** 


I don't even know where to begin!
This author is great, first off.

Ok, so this is a cross between YA and NA in my opinion. The main characters are all college students who love to have a good time. Elijah and Alex are new roommates who fight their attraction to each other through practically the whole book. You can just feel the tension, as you read. 
You can feel Alex's emotions at the beginning of the book when dealing with her dad. Then throughout the book every time she even talks to her boyfriend, Liam. 
Elijah, is definitely your dream "bad boy". When we first meet him, he is quiet, smoking, drinking and partying. Of course, every girl on campus and then some is drooling over him. And the thing that tops it off, he street/drag races at night!!!! But he has a big heart and is protective of his friends.

We truly see Alex settling in at college, making friends and being okay after the death of her father, we see her really growing up.
I say that this is a mix between YA and NA, because of the setting. Its at college, the partying and all that. The trials and tribulations of dealing with a roommate a long-distance relationship and dealing with your friends. Not much mention of sex, but its there. There are a few scenes it gets a tiny bit descriptive much it doesn't go far into it. But those scenes are still very hot.
This book had me almost in tears at the beginning and again near the end. I was so scared at one point wondering "OMG, I am gonna finish this! I don't want to know what is gonna happen!!" but I went on, and I am so glad that I did. 
This book was awesome, as are all of this author's books.
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.



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About Author   
 International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Cover Reveal: Tempest in Disquise by Riley Bancroft

Tempest In Disguise
by Riley Bancroft
Series: Darkest Faerie Tale, #1
Genre: Dark Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: Fiona Jayde
Release Date: November 6, 2014

Born the only hybrid between two warring factions, Mya's life is all smoke and mirrors. For twenty four years her true identity has been kept a secret inside the virtuous Seelie Court of the ancient Fae. But that time has come to an end. In one sudden blow, her perception of reality is irrevocably altered and her livelihood is stripped away. A dark and mysterious stranger has set his sights on her to possess, consume and claim her for himself. Mya must keep her wits about her to survive…or surrender to her darkest desires.

As one of the leaders in the infamous Unseelie Court, Cole is determined to seize the powerful and magickal hybrid from the enemy’s court on behalf of his people.  A battle is looming and they’re ready to end the war at any cost, but for Cole it’s personal.  The scar on his face is a daily reminder of the cuts marring his darkened soul and when he goes after the hybrid, a burning need to dominate and master her is far too great. Despite the consequences he faces for touching her, Cole's dark and twisted hunger is unable to resist her allure. He craves her full submission, but in order to do that, he must take everything away from her first.

Dark, Erotic Paranormal Romance with BDSM Elements…

He angled his head lower down until their mouths were only a centimeter away. “Perhaps, you need someone to show you the way—to take control.”

Mya licked her lips and tried to ease the anxious pace of her heart as she inhaled his breaths. Her thoughts made her words come out muddled. “Or, maybe I’m the one controlling you already.”

“You like to play games, Mya?” He taunted her with his lips, so close, yet too far away.

The walls of her core clenched and released, an aching void, wanting to be filled. A sting of pleasurable pain seared her breasts and her shoulders arched when he pinched her rock hard nipple through her clothes. Her thigh muscles almost gave out as need for him ripped through her. “Do you like to play games?” she asked back in raspy voice.

“Have you ever studied psychology, Mya? When a person is nervous or unsure they basically repeat what the other person said.”

Damn it. Was she nervous? She couldn't think straight. Both halves of her warred for dominance. One side wanted him to play with her. The other wanted to out play him. He was a dark temptation for her and her downfall at the same time. To hell with it all, she let her Unseelie side rule the moment. Her hips thrust backward and she ground against his shaft. Arching her back, she titled her head up, moving her mouth closer to his. Contact. Warm, thick lips met hers and an urgent need sparked a greater want inside of her.

As she reached up behind her and twined her fingers in his hair to pull him tighter, he returned the frenzied kiss. His tongue sought hers demanding surrender in her mouth and it fueled her lust with every stroke. Every touch from him, his dominating hold over her, lit her up—like a raging fire in a forest ready to consume every tree in its path.

Mya lost herself with him, just the two of them, two bodies burning in an inferno seeking more. She melted against him and let him take the reins, following each movement of his lips and tongue, unable to get enough of him.

He fisted his hand into her hair and pulled her head back. “Take off your clothes.”

The hell you say. Her thoughts couldn't keep up with her maddening pulse. “What?” Deep down though, she knew their game led up to this defining moment.

“I think you heard me.” He tightened his hold on her. “You wanted to play, you wanted control—well, I want your surrender.” A dangerous hunger danced across his face.

The lustful glint in his eyes left her breathless, even hotter than before. She licked her lips, contemplating the seriousness of what he asked for, the taste of him lingered on her tongue. Would she be able to do, as he demanded?

Riley Bancroft grew up in the heart of Texas. Ever since she was little she favored stories on the darker side, not just supernatural, but psychological as well. She penned her first erotic poems in college about the love of her life. The pursuit of her writing career began when she wrote a short story based on the intimate scene missing in Twilight, to share with her friends. They encouraged her to write her own novel. And so, she did.

Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway: The Scars That Define Us by M.N. Forgy

Title: The Scars that Define Us (The Devil's Dust, #2)
Author: M.N. Forgy
Publication Date: October 31, 2014
The Devil's Dust MC has a list of new threats to the club's lifestyle. Dani, to prove her loyalty, is trying to embrace a part of herself that she never knew existed until now. A sinful beast lurking beneath her surface has been awakened and is ready to eliminate anyone that stands in its way. Looking at her stained hands, she rinses the blood from them. She resigns herself to innocence lost and welcomes her thirst for more blood. After a breathtaking turn of events, Shadow is looking at life in a different perspective. Not knowing who he can trust or who he can forgive has left him feeling desolate and alone. As Shadow is laying behind his rifle, he wonders if he can pull the trigger to eliminate the threat. He takes a deep breath and squeezes the trigger, the rifle recoil ignites the fuel that drives him. Retaliations will be required. Boundaries will be shattered. Redemption will be lost. Betrayal so deep, yet they still yearn for one another. Can Shadow overlook Dani’s transgressions? Can Dani overlook the mistrust that Shadow has placed upon her?  
Candi's 5* Review:
OMGee I have been stalking MN Forgy like crazy ever since I finished up What Doesn't Destroy Us!! After the way WDDU ended I was yelling and screaming at my kindle needing more asap!! How could Dani's mother do that to her? Why did she hate her as much as she does? Will Shadow ever learn the truth or will he always continue to push Dani away? Will she be next on the Devils Dust hit list?

When I got this ARC on my kindle I was so freaking excited!! Once I started reading it, I was hooked and devoured it as fast as I could!! I absolutely love Shadow and Dani so I was hoping the two would fight and find their way back to each other!! There was a few times I just wanted to jump thru my kindle and shake the crap out of Shadow but eventually he had me falling in love with him all over again!!

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TSTDU starts right where WDDU leaves off....she has just finally been released from custody and has no where left to go. She stands outside of the club for hours wondering what to do...If she goes inside will they kill her for betryaying them? As expected, she has been outcasted by the whole club, including her father until she can prove herself. All she wants to do is run into Shadow's arms but once she finds him her heart will only shatter more. Why?!?!

Shadow knew he shouldn't have let Dani into his heart but now that he has he can't get her out!! No matter how hard he tries to forget her all he can see is her green eyes staring back at him causing him to question everything!! With the help of her father and Bobby will Shadow wake up before its to late? Will he push Dani to far?

My heart broke for Dani from the start!! After the way her own mother has done her and treated her I was ready to beat Lady myself!! I loved Dani in WDDU but watching her character grow in TSTDU...HOLLLYY COW she is such a total badazz!! She was tired of being pushed around and being put down so I loved seeing the Devil's Dust blood inside her come out!!

That ending......LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!! I don't want to give anything away so just go now....go one click!!! You seriously won't regret it!!!!

Gahhhhh my emotions were all over the place with this book but OMG I am still on a HUGE book hangover!! I don't know what in the world I am going to read next but it's going to have to be something big to help take my mind off Shadow and Dani!! MN Forgy....Abso..freaking...lutely amazing!! I can't wait for more of your books especially The Devil's Dust #3!!!!!!!
Listen to the music that inspired the book!
  Devils Dust MC
What Doesn’t Destroy Us (The Devil’s Dust, #1)
About the Author
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.
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The Truth by Kelley Grealis Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review

The Truth, book 3 in The Descendant Vampire Series, is ready for you to sink your fangs into!

You discovered the vampire’s origin in THE DESCENDANT, and what that meant for Allison Carmichael, the first descendant to exhibit signs of vampirism.

You joined Allison in THE SEARCH as she relentlessly hunted for information on the whereabouts of her husband.

Now find out why it all happened in the first place in THE TRUTH. Does everything happen for a reason, or is there a puppet master pulling everyone’s stings?

Kelley Grealis has loved all things vampire since she was a kid. It was that fascination, combined with the need to know how the first vampire was created, that compelled her to write the type of vampire novel she had always wanted to read. Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to live in the area with her husband and their two fur babies. She likes her cars fast and motorcycles loud and is a craft beer snob. When she’s not writing, she’s working at her day job, cruising in her convertible or enjoying a beer at her favorite local brewery. 

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Book One:
The Descendant

Book Two:
The Search

Book Three:

Fresh out of vampire detox, Allison Carmichael has her cravings for human blood under control…just in time for the rest of her life to take a downward spiral.

After a loved one is murdered, Allison receives a cryptic message from the deceased. A warning to trust no one, not even those closest to her.

In order to identify the murderer, Allison must trust a mysterious stranger and piece together a series of clues while under the suspicious eye of a jealous boyfriend, a vengeful archangel and a jittery Ruling Council. When information is unearthed about the murderer and Allison’s lineage, her world isn’t the only one that’s rocked.

They say that the truth will set you free, but will that be the case for Allison and those she loves?

THE TRUTH is available NOW via these sites:
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Vincent raised his thumb to my mouth and wiped away the blood. He leaned in and gently licked where I had bitten my lip. His venom tingled as it healed my flesh. He pulled away, not breaking eye contact. His icy blue eyes didn’t make my stomach flutter. His warm hand on my cheek didn’t send waves of desire throughout my body. “So are you just using me for my body?” he asked.

~Now this large house stood, half empty, like the dreams Matt and I once had.~

~Though the Council had been apprised of my detox and subsequent sobriety, I doubted those actions would go far as long as Sam and Brian’s murder cases were still alive and well in the press.~

“The Truth will set you free”
Ok, the truth made my crazy!! OMG loved this whole series, and I couldn’t wait to get ahold of this final book in the series. So much so, I asked the author to let me read it as soon as she was done writing. I got my wish, but now what. At this moment, after finishing the third and final book, I want more. But Ms. Grealis wrapped this series up perfectly, well she left a little leadway-if she wanted to go sub-series with this.

Allison is still her testy little self, and I would be too after the year she has had. But she has found a way to see Matt, the husband she widowed when she became a Vampire.
Vincent, he may be handsome and all that. But he really has a problem.
Matt, he still wants Ali but can’t because of the Vampire/Angel laws. I love though that he still wanted to help her, and was there for her.
Felix, poor Felix. But damn he was so clever and tricky putting out all those clues. And to hide those clues while he thought someone was following him and he might die! OMG. And why did someone have to die!!!!?
Gabriela, such a B**ch, but so glad she got what was coming to her in the end.

I just can’t give anything away, not even a tiny bit. This is a must read, if you haven’t read the first 2 books, you must go get them and read them just so you can read book 3 and OMG too. The last two chapters of this book, you will be so engrossed and not even realize how much you are speeding through the book. I didn’t even realized I was so close to the end, I just wanted to know what was happening. So dramatic! And loved the punishment that was dealt to those who harmed others, changed events and co-horted with the wrong people.
And the ending, wow. Allison does diverse the ending she got-although I could do without that extra surprise thrown in there. But that extra surprise could be the start of something else wonderful from Ms. Grealis!