Hansel 4 is Live! ARC review and release week blitz

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Hiya guys!
For those of you who are legal (18 and up only please, this is dark erotica), check out Ella James’s newest twisted fairy tale, Hansel. As with her previous fairy tale serials, there are 4 parts (so far it says, sign up for Ella’s newsletter to keep posted!) and part 1 is free.

Hansel is the story of Leah and Hansel/Edgar/Luke (which name is really his? read to find out). In part one, Leah finds Hansel again after years of searching for him. In part two, he tries to push her away after finding out who she is. In part three, she fights to keep him. And in part four, he starts fighting too.
Full of twists and surprises, Hansel is well worth the read, and a brilliant rummaging of a classic tale.
There is a man, a woman, a sex club, and a mask. There’s pain, and pleasure, love, and secrets. A past shared, a present in flux, and a question of the future. With all the secrets and all the lies, where is the breaking point? Who will break, and who will bend? And in the end, will a fragile love survive the weight of the past?

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Review (caution, a couple early part spoilers forthcoming) :
Part four of Hansel is just as gripping ad the remainder of the serial, well worth the wait and just as full of surprises as parts 1-3.
Luke and Leah are both fighting now, to hold on and to let go. But Mother’s house still has a dark hold over them both, and the weight of the secrets threatens to break them both beyond repair. Luke remains determined to let Leah go, as her determination to hold onto him grows fiercer. When Luke’s secrets begin to come to light, their fragile peace shatters about them.
I loved this serial, and even I didn’t see all the twists that came. I adore Luke and Leah, and I love them together. All that growth they achieve just by fighting for and pushing past what they already have. Watching the lies unravel and the secrets come out, I rooted for them all the way. I cried, I ached, I smiled. Ella James never disappoints, as she’s proved yet again with this newest chapter of Luke and Leah’s story. Can’t wait to see what comes next.
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(6 stars. My rating scale is broken by my love of this book)
A huge thank you to Ella for letting me be on her launch team and providing ARCs for review.
Now, for those of you who have been waiting for part 4, it’s live! And for those of you unfamiliar with the story so far, pick up part one…it’s freeee. Just like the first parts of Red and Beast are.
Happy Readings,
Kate

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Unleash the Moon: Character Interview, Book Blurb, and Giveaway

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Hiya everyone! Thanks for tuning in for a special feature here.  For the very first time, I’m hosting an author…Zoe Winters, the brilliant lady who brought to us the Preturnatuals series!  The latest chapter of the series, Unleash the Moon, is releasing tomorrow.  In celebration, Zoe and I have put our heads together and come up with a character interview with Sydney Burgess.  To those of us even just a little familiar with the series, that surname does indeed sound familiar.  So, a warm welcome to Zoe and Sydney:

Hey Sydney! So glad you could join us here today. How goes it?

 

Does my father know you’re here talking to me? He might recruit you to be my dinner if you aren’t careful. He seriously doesn’t trust my current meal. In my opinion, if Jacob was going to hurt me, he would have done it a long time ago. He’s been here a long time.

 

So…your Father’s a Vampire and your Mother’s human. What does that mean for you?

 

It means I’m a vampire. Sort of. I mean, I have all the weaknesses of a vampire: sunlight, crosses, need for the blood of the innocents or whatever… but none of the strengths. Like I’m not a super-powered bad ass like my dad. I’ve got human strength. I’m not really sure if I’m still aging or not.

 

And I hear your parents are current royalty among the Vampires. What was it like growing up the vampire princess?

 

It’s really not like that. There was a war when I was very young. Short version: we lost. I’ve mostly grown up at my dad’s compound. We only have about 20 vampires there who are still loyal to us, and their mates. Whatever other vampires are still living no longer report to my father. Things have really changed. I didn’t get to experience the glory days. So… I’m not really a princess. There is nothing royal about us. Except that my dad is a royal pain in my ass.

 

 

Describe yourself in 5 words for our readers?

 

Girl with extreme cabin fever.

 

 

Excellent. Now. Can you do the same for Noah? 5 words to describe him.

 

Wait? You know Noah? You’ve heard from him? He’s alive? I haven’t seen him since we were kids. He was taken. All I remember is that I almost always woke up with him curled around me in his wolf form, guarding me. I try not to think about him.

 

How about your favorite thing about Noah?

 

Look, if you know something about Noah… you should tell me. Otherwise I think it’s really cruel for you to bring that up.

 

 

Now for some flavor questions. Our readers are eager to get to know you, Sydney.

What do you do for fun? A couple hobbies, if you will.

 

Let’s see… hobbies for the locked up fake-princess in the tower:

 

Feeding and sleeping with another vampire’s human mate so I don’t starve and because I refuse to be a nun for eternity.

 

Staring at the water-less pool on the roof and wishing I could swim in it. (Like if it had water. So I’m wishing it had water in it also. So that takes… maybe five minutes of my day. Only 23 hours and 55 minutes left to fill.)

 

Planning my escape from this sh** hole.

 

You know… I really resent your whole: “So… what do you do for fun” schtick. I don’t HAVE fun. The apocalypse happened. So to speak. And now my paranoiac father won’t let me out of his sight for fear some rogue vampire will kill me simply for being what I am. I can tell you right now, that would be a better end than this slow Chinese water torture of a life. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. You want to live like that?

 

Favorite food and/or treat?

 

I only eat one thing: Jacob. That would be the human mate of one of my father’s minions.

 

 

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

 

The way my dad and mom watch the same stupid movies that they’ve watched for the past twenty years, like it’s going to turn out a different way. Or like the outcome surprises them. They sit around and cuddle all the time like we’re this happy family. Like this prison is somehow normal. None of this is normal! Really, they’d be better off without me. I think deep down they know it.

 

 

We’re all about reading here. Do you like to read? Do you have a favorite book?

 

Yes, I did like to read until about ten years ago when I’d read all my books about a hundred times and couldn’t stand the sight of them anymore. My favorite book is my journal detailing my plans to get out of here. Are you detecting a theme?

 

How about TV or movies? Any favorites there? I myself am hopeless addictive to Reign, Grimm, and Elementary.

 

What year is it where you are? Here we don’t have that. But maybe you could send me a time machine. I think I would like it better where you are.

 

Its been so great to chat with you, and I can’t wait to get to know you even more in Unleash the Moon. Anything else you’d like to share

 

I’d like to request that you distract my dad’s guard, Reynard, while I break out of here. It’s possible he might eat you but… hey… I was nice enough to answer these questions so… you owe me one. 🙂 Also… if I’ve been short with you it’s because Elise… the minion… is in the other room moaning and groaning and hogging my dinner. I get testy when I’m hungry. Low blood sugar.

 

 
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DESCRIPTION OF UNLEASH THE MOON: (This is the 6th and final book in this series, but they don’t have to be read in order because each book focuses on a different couple):

… Can two souls trapped in separate cages ever find each other?

 

Twenty-six years have passed since the link between heaven and earth was severed and all hell broke loose. The fighting raged until the human magic users took over the cities, driving most of the preternaturals into hiding.

 

This is the world Sydney Burgess has grown up in, locked inside her father’s compound. As the daughter of a human mother and a vampire king, she has all the weaknesses of a vampire but none of their strengths. Anthony keeps her on a tight leash, ever-vigilant against the constant imagined threats to her safety. But all she wants is to break free and start a real life.

 

Noah Riley has lived in captivity for the past twenty years, so long he barely knows how to be a werewolf anymore. Even with a photographic memory, most of his past before the facility feels fuzzy at best. His strongest memories are of the little girl he protected during his childhood: Sydney. When he reaches his full power on his twenty-eighth birth moon, he’ll have a chance to break free to find her and finally reunite with his family.

 

But vampires and werewolves are mortal enemies. Even if Sydney is Noah’s true mate, the vampire king would kill him before he ever let a filthy werewolf near her, especially one of questionable sanity.

Other Titles in The Preternaturals Series by Zoe Winters:

 Book 1: Blood Lust

Book 2: Save My Soul

Book 3: The Catalyst

Book 4: Life Cycle

Book 5: Forbidden

Book 6: Unleash The Moon

The first book, Blood Lust is currently free in digital format at:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lust-The-Preternaturals-Book-ebook/dp/B004183MZM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_13?ie=UTF8&refRID=1WVZR290V7ZYTT9QN681

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/blood-lust-the-preternaturals-book-1

and Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Zoe_Winters_Blood_Lust?id=6tSLBAAAQBAJ

Unleash The Moon is available for pre-order and will be $2.99 now through release day only. The pre-order sale is available at:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Unleash-Moon-Preternaturals-Book-6-ebook/dp/B00OKIUIAK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414716893&sr=8-1&keywords=unleash+the+moon

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unleash-the-moon

And Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Zoe_Winters_Unleash_The_Moon?id=teznBAAAQBAJ

To learn more about my work please visit: http://www.zoewintersbooks.com

GIVEAWAY TIME:  I would like to give away 1 signed print copy of Forbidden (the title before Unleash the Moon. This is a really good title to read as a stand alone if you’re new to this world.) Here’s a link to that one if you’d like to see the description: http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Preternaturals-Book-Zoe-Winters-ebook/dp/B00KKZSOLC/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414717796&sr=8-1&keywords=forbidden+zoe+winters

I would also like to give away 1 signed print copy of Unleash the Moon.

Either book is open for both current fans and new potential readers alike. Just comment in the comment form. Most interesting question for Sydney gets the Unleash The Moon book.

 Thanks for reading! (I will pop back in when it’s time to announce winners and to answer any questions or comments that have accumulated. Thanks!) Z

 

Alright, a big thank you to Zoe and Sydney both for joining us here today!  Can’t wait to hear from them again once Unleash the Moon releases. 

Happy Readings,

Kate

No tricks, just a special treat

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Hey, everyone! Happy Halloween! I, the humble treat troll that I am, judge you worthy! Here is a special treat for my favorite people…the people who like the same books as me!
Happy release day for the wonderful Candace Knoebel, who has EverNight, the 3rd book in her Night Watchmen series out today! Hooray! More Jaxen and Faye. There will be more on this subject soon, including a review of my EverNight ARC on Sunday. For now, here’s the link to the rafflecopter:
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Warrior Mine Cover Reveal

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6 hot Alpha males and the woman brave enough to tangle with them!
Releases on veteran’s day: Nov 11
Features authors: Lizzy Ford, Sharon Hamilton, Amy Rachiele, Janie Storer, Amanda Hough, and Elizabeth Loraine!
Available for pre-order now!
Happy Readings!
Kate

Shadow Falls: Eternal and SF The Next Chapter

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Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark Book 2)
ISBN-10: 1250044618
ISBN-13: 978-1250044617
St. Martin’s Griffin
October 28, 2014

Just when Della feels like she’s starting to figure out her life, she finds herself reborn…and her new existence comes with a whole different rulebook.

Della’s secret powers always made her feel like an outsider in the human world. Now, just when she’s starting to feel like she belongs—at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers—her life is turned upside down all over again. Attacked by a deadly virus, she must make the difficult choice to be reborn. It’s her only chance at survival, but it comes with a price: It irreparably bonds her to Chase, a tall, dark and mesmerizing vampire who makes her laugh one minute and infuriates her the next.

Chase already knows too many of Della’s secrets, and being eternally bonded to him is the last thing she wants. Even worse, she doesn’t fully understand what their bond means. Is the attraction she’s started feeling for Chase real—or does fate have something else in store? And what does that mean for Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees?

Now Della’s battered heart is about to take another hit. While investigating her latest case, she discovers shocking evidence about her father’s dark past, making her question everything she believes to be true…and her place in the world she loves.
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And the 10 things that we’ll learn in Eternal: 1. Never drive ninety miles an hour in a forty mile an hour speed-limit area.
2. When it snows inside your bedroom, something spooky is going on.
3. Breaking and entering isn’t nearly as much fun as you would think it would be.  Especially when you are seconds from being caught.
4. Riding in a convertible with the wind in your hair is almost as good as flying.
5. Taking ice cream away from a girl suffering from a broken heart might get you turned into a kangaroo with pimples.
6. Two wrongs never make a right, especially when it involves kissing someone.
7. Sometimes you have to kiss a few toads to find your prince.
8. Never interrupt one of Burnett’s interrogations.
9.Some ghosts can text. Really!
10. Two of Shadow Falls’ hottest guys leave the camp.

So, how exciting is this? More Della! (Fangirl sqeee!)
And don’t forget about Shadow Falls: The Next Chapter, for us omnibus fans out there. It’s also out today.

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Check out C.C.’s blog to learn more about Shadow Falls and Della: http://cchunterbooks.com/blog/
Show C.C. and our favorite Shadow Falls girls some love today!
Happy Readings!
Kate

Bitter Sweet Love

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In continuation of my Dark Elements special, a review of Bitter Sweet Love, the series prequel! I must say, I 💖LOVED💖 it.

Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Synopsis:
Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyles Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny-fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn’t help that Jas’s father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.
And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, and ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all of her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart-or shatter it all over again…

Boy do I love the official synopsis. Which is why I didn’t sub one of my own. 🙂

Review:
Okay, so I’ve giving 5 stars. Phenomenal. Gripping. Hot. I love Jen’s work as a rule (I’d buy anything she wrote without a synopsis, or even if the synopsis sucked, which is a HUGE pet peeve of mine), but Jas and Dez are my new fave couple of hers.
Jas is sassy and spunky and still so very vulnerable. I felt like I was having a conversation with one of my besties about her guy troubles to the point that I actually gave her advice while reading. I literally felt with her every second.
And Dez…I admit to reading the first few pages and being ready to full on hate the poor guy for Jas’s sake. But from the second he comes on scene, he’s perfectly irresistible. Sweet, funny, protective, loyal, and oh-so-hot. Even when Jas throws down her conditions, he rolls with it. Even throws in one of his own.
It’s a roller-coaster of emotion, with the bitter sting of betrayal tinging Jas’s view and decisions, and the sweetness of a first love that by Jas’s own deciding is more of a forbidden temptation as Dez gets down to seducing on his deadline.
In short, I absolutely adored it to the point that I kept going long after I meant to go to bed. I foresee reading it over and over and over again, and a can’t wait to read Layla’s story, now that I’ve finally gotten my copies of  White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch. All of my fellow readers out there who started the Dark Elements with WHK, give it a read. All of you who like Jen’s work but are leery about gargoyles in YA / NA (raises hand sheepishly while simultaneously shaking head st own foolishness), give it a go. And all of you out there who are trying Jen, gargoyles, or even NA (New Adult, the sexy older sister to YA ), I say you HAVE to give it a shot. It’s worth the read, and I can’t believe I’ve had it on my TBR list just  because I was waiting until I picked up WHK. (Face palms).
Available on all digital platforms, as far as I know.
Go check it out! And stay tuned for my reviews of White Hot Kiss and Stone Cold Touch. Following which it’s my intention to do a Candace Knoebel special for Halloween, and then the Highland Shifters bundle as individual releases (I’m about a week behind on everything this month).
Happy Readings!
Kate

Fall for New Reads

 

Ten New Adult and Young Adult authors team together to bring readers some hot new reads this fall season. So while the weather’s cooling down, your e-reader is just warming up! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to WIN a $10.00 Amazon gift card and an eBook prize pack from one of the featured authors. The eBook prize packs are showcased next to each author’s bio. Enjoy, and good luck!  

Featured authors:

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. Get updates from Mary Ting by signing up for her newsletter here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: FROM GODS, CROSSROADS, SOMETHING GREAT & MY CLARITY. 

 

Bella’s motto has always been that you can choose to watch life pass you by or your can be the one spinning the world. You have to get out and live, life won’t come to you! Bella has always seen things in the world with a different view and has been an avid story-teller. She is enjoying putting her crazy musings into print for others to enjoy. To her, one of the most exciting parts of writing is getting a chance to interact with readers. To stay current on new releases please consider joining Bella’s mailing list here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: The INK Series. 

 

Amelie Howard grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 22 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. Stay connected to Amalie and receive current updates by “liking” Amalie’s Facebook page here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: SEA MONSTER & THE ALMOST GIRL.

 

Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy, with the first five books, Promise, Purpose, Devotion, Power and Wrath available now. Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. Keep uptodate on Kristie’s books and news by “liking” her Facebook page here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: The Book of Phoenix Series. 

 

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. For more updates on Raine and her books, sign up for her newsletter here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: The Ascendant Series: books 1 & 2.

 

 

From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. To keep in touch and receive updates on sales and new books, sign up for Trisha’s newsletter here.

GIVEAWAY eBooks: THE DARKEST PART & LOSING TRACK: first & second novels in the Living Heartwood NA Contemp series. 

Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally-charged New Adult and Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. Allie Juliette also creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Stay up to date on Allie’s new releases by signing up for her newsletter here.

GIVEAWAY eBooks: TRUE NORTH & HUNTED.  

 

 

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at a university in San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, and two dogs. I’m also an avid reader. I’ve always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. Keep in touch with Eva Pohler and receive updates on new releases by signing up for current updates here.

GIVEAWAY eBooks:  The Gatekeeper’s Saga & The Purgatorium Series Book 1 & 2.

 

Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine. Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. Get updates of Cambria’s sales and new release by signing up for her updates here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: Take it Off Series.

 

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Stay connected to Alexandrea and get current updates on her books by “liking’ her Facebook page here. GIVEAWAY eBooks: THE BONDAGE CLUB & COVER TO COVERS.

 

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