Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RecruitZ (Afterworld #1) by Karice Bolton ~ Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the RecruitZ Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Click here to follow along with the tour schedule. 

Afterworld #1
by Karice Bolton
Publication date: December 27th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

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Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear. 

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

I've been excited to read RecruitZ for quite a while - the minute I first heard about it last December as a matter of fact. From the cover alone, I knew Rebekah would be a bad ass character, and while she didn't start out that way, she grew into the role. Right away I liked her and related with her feelings of loss. RecruitZ isn't a typical zombie novel - it's so much more than that with a conspiracy that's as disturbing as it is compelling. 

In a post-apocalyptic world where zombies are supposed to no longer be a threat according to the government, Rebekah helplessly watches zombies tear her husband apart and believes his death was planned and covered up. Her friends don't believe her when she tells them what she saw, and I don't think they wanted to either. 

Not only is she reeling from her husband's violent death, but she also must be careful not to reveal too much to the wrong person. She could be turned in and never heard from again, but she can't rest until she knows the truth and sets out to search for it. On the surface is denial and a glowing positivism about life after the outbreak while underneath, the dark and seedy side of humanity thrives. It's this dark, seedy side that Rebekah must explore to find out what's really going on and to avenge her husband's death. 

RecruitZ is full of twists and turns I never expected, and I love it when a book keeps me in suspense. Rebekah is a character I love because she's strong yet also has her vulnerable side. She decides to take her grief and do something proactive with it, and I admire that about her. I'm looking forward to what comes her way in the next book.    

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About the Author

Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. She loves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.

Books currently available:

*Beyond Love Series 
  • Beyond Control (#1)
  • Beyond Doubt (#2)
  • Beyond Reason (#3) - Feb 28th
*Afterworld Series
  • RecruitZ (#1)
*The Witch Avenue Series
  • Lonely Souls (#1)
  • Altered Souls (#2)
  • Released Souls (#3)
  • Shattered Souls (#4)
*The Watchers Trilogy
  • Awakening (#1)
  • Legions (#2)
  • Cataclysm (#3)
  • Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
*The Camp

Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can. 

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Book Trailer Reveal! ~ Aqua by M.A. George

Aqua has me intrigued for sure! I recently took part in it's release blast, and now I'm happy to share with you the awesome trailer for it. Lately I've been getting more and more into book trailers and especially want to share this one with you because I'm darn excited for this book! Let me know what you think in the comments! :D 

By- M.A. George
Genre- YA Paranormal
Publication Date- April 16th, 2014 

Meet Layla McKelland:  
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio. 

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.  

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water. 

Especially not water.


Monday, April 21, 2014

ProtoStar by Braxton A. Cosby ~ Blog Tour

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the ProtoStar Blog Tour hosted by Booksniffer Review Tours. I didn't get a chance to finish the book in time but still wanted to tell you about it and will have my review posted here on my blog as soon as possible. Click here to follow along with the blog tour schedule! 

Title: ProtoStar
Series: Star-Crossed Saga #1
Author: Braxton A. Cosby
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance,Young Adult
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Release Date: April 16, 2014

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What Would You Choose, Love or Duty?

On the brink of civil war, the Torrian Alliance continues with it mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his council, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son William on a mission to restore honor to his family name.

William seeks to complete his assignment, the elimination of a Star-child named Sydney on planet Earth, but when the assassination is delayed he begins to realize an emotional connection with his target. 

With conspiracy threatening his home planet, and a hidden menace on Earth seeking to secure a vested interest, William finds himself torn between irrevocable duty and sacrificing everything he stands for to defend Sydney.

As William and Sydney struggle to overcome their impossible circumstances, they start to wonder if the connection of two Star-Crossed lovers will be enough to save them from certain doom.

About the Author

Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a vision of continuously evolving and maximizing the untapped potential of the human spirit. Braxton received a lot of his inspiration from watching the accomplishments and exploits of his famous uncle, comedic legend Bill Cosby. Braxton lives in Georgia with his wife and three children. He writes stories aimed at both entertaining and encouraging people to think and act.

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Book Trailer Reveal ~ Running on Empty by Colette Ballard

Running on Empty 
by Colette Ballard
Publisher: Tulip Teen/Spencer Hill Press
Expected Release Date: May 6th 2014
Genres: YA Contemporary/Thriller

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What does it feel like when you die - in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can't answer these questions because you're not the victim? 

You're the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend's brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River's closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape.

The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River's life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember. 

Running On Empty Book Trailer

About the Author

Colette grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That's also when she realized that her constant daydreaming wasn't a curse, but a useful skill - one she used like a lethal weapon to combat her frustration over the haunting question: What does the alphabet have to do with math anyway? Unfortunately, her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write - not her algebra grade. 

After surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit - even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern corner. She finally settled in the one red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Running in the Dark by Inger Iversen ~ Book Release Blast with a Giveaway!

Running in the Dark
Series- Book # 1
By Inger Iversen
Publication Date- April 19th, 2014
Published By- Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly 

Trace’s job has always revolved around death. Trace is a Watcher, a position created assist to the undead to their final resting place without alerting humans of the vampire race. Whether his job is to witness the death of a fellow vampire or deal it, Trace has learned that being a Grim Reaper isn’t what he thought it would be. 

After years of killing, he’s ready for a new job, a new life, or to just disappear. When Bessina becomes his new target after she witnesses the death of fellow vampires Sam and Hope, Trace is ready to eliminate her—until a strange course of events turns the tables and has Trace protecting Bessina from his boss and running for his life.