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Friday, August 18, 2017

{Blitz} "The Unlikeable Demon Hunter" by Deborah Wilde

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
Deborah Wilde
(Nava Katz #1)
Publication date: April 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.
The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.
Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.
When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.
Too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club.
Odds of survival: eh.
Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.
Only 99¢ for a limited time!

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EXCERPT:
A study in tasteful shades of white, the large formal room was off-limits unless we had special guests. Mom had set that rule when my twin brother Ari and I were little tornados running around the place and while there was no longer a baby gate baring our way, conditioning and several memorable scoldings kept us out.
Hmmm. Could Ari be entertaining an actual human boy? Le gasp.
I beelined for the back of the house, past the row of identically framed family photos hanging in a neat grid, my head cocked. Listening for more voices, but all was quiet. Maybe I’d been wrong? I hoped not. Both finding my brother with a crush–blackmail dirt–and helping myself to the liquor cabinet were positive prospects. What better way to lose that hangover headache than get drunk again? Oh, the joys of being Canadian with socialized health care and legal drinking age of nineteen. After a year (officially) honing that skill, I imbibed at an Olympic level.
The red wine on the modular coffee table gleamed in a shaft of sunlight like its position had been ordained by the gods. I snatched up the crystal decanter, sloshing the liquid into the glass conveniently placed next to it. Once in a while, a girl could actually catch a break.
I fanned myself with one hand. The myriad of lit candles seemed a bit much for Ari’s romantic encounter, but wine drinking trumped curiosity so I chugged the booze back. My entire body cheered as the cloyingly-sweet alcohol hit my system, though I hoped it wasn’t Manischewitz because hangovers on that were a bitch. I’d slugged back half the contents when I saw my mom on the far side of the room clutch her throat, eyes wide with horror. Not her usual, “you need an intervention” horror. No, her expression indicated I’d reached a whole new level of fuck-up.
“Nava Liron Katz,” she gasped in full name outrage.
My cheeks still bulging with wine, I properly scoped out the room. Mom? Check. Dad? Check. Ari? Check? Rabbi Abrams, here to perform the ceremony to induct my brother as the latest member in the Brotherhood of David, the chosen demon hunters?
Check.
I spit the wine back into what I now realized was a silver chalice and handed it to the elderly bearded rabbi. “Carry on,” I told him. Then I threw up on his shoes.

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Author Bio:

A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way.
“It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.” www.deborahwilde.com
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

{Cover Reveal} "According to Audrey" by Happy LaShelle



According to Audrey
Happy LaShelle
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: May 4th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Cautious and introverted, seventeen-year-old Dove spends most of her free time pursuing her one true passion: painting. The twinkling lights of Balboa Island, the ferryboat to the peninsula, the fire pits on Big Corona Beach…these have long been the subjects of her canvases as she daydreams about finding an Audrey-Hepburn-film kind of romance.
A hotshot jock is exactly not the type of guy she’s been looking for—but when Leo Donovan drops his cool act to show his vulnerable side, Dove begins to question everything. But first she’ll have to navigate her way through claim-staking mean girls and disapproving parents—and still keep her focus on attending the art school of her dreams.
Being in love turns out to be more complex than the average silver-screen classic. Can Dove follow her heart (and Audrey’s cues) to create her own perfect Hollywood ending?

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About Happy LaShelle:
Happy LaShelle is a writer, mom of three, and wife to a Basque baker who brings home loaves of crusty sourdough everyday. She lives near the mission bells in sunny Santa Barbara, but loves the cold, rainy banks of London's Thames River just as much as the sandy shores of her Newport Beach hometown. She studied History at UCLA and enjoys taking pictures of old stuff. Because everything has a story. 






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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

{New Release} "Salt" by Pauline Creeden

Salt - a mermaid tale 
by Pauline Creeden 
Genre: YA Fantasy/Myth 
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Reviews & PR

Blurb: 
Her kind treats her as less-than-human, but she’s always been so much more.
Mermaid life has never been easy for Verona. Her scars give evidence of her abuse. When her day of reckoning arrives, she is determined to endure exile. According to her father’s experience, exile is better than becoming a land-walker and risking her life among the humans.
However, when she saves the life of a drowning human boy, she inadvertently sets off a chain of events which force her to choose a path: stay with the humans she has become attached to or return home to a life of scorn. A savage hunter draws closer, threatening even the humans. Her only hope is to keep everyone safe until the next full moon, but those around her devise their own plans.

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It's Bout of Books #20 Time!!!

Bout of Books
What is Bout of Books:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 19 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

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As you all know, I absolutely LOVE the Bout of Books read-a-thon, and participate every time. However, I am even more excited for this one, because it couldn't have come at a better time. See, I am getting married to the love of my life, whom I have been with for 10 years this September, on the 25th! Now, most people would be like, "There is no way I could participate in a read-a-thon the week of my wedding." Well, I'm not like most people. I am so looking forward to having an excuse to just read and relax before the big day arrives. SIGN. ME. UP!

Now, If you know me, you know I am very realistic. Which is why I have yet to turn into a bridezilla, and thus think a read-a-thon the week leading up to the wedding is the best idea ever. However, do to this realism I do not have huge goals for this read-a-thon. Things may be INSANE that week so, I may not have any time to read. My only goal this time is that I read SOME and that I use this to help me relax that week. I'm thinking I will crush this goal :D

In order to not bog down the blog, I will be posting all of my progress, and any challenges I participate in, on my Twitter account. If you don't follow me already, you can find it on the right side of your screen near the top.

Who else will be joining me?!

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Not Everyone's A Winner


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. She will discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments of her original post (which you can find a link to below), or comment on my post. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog!

This Weeks Topic:
When you first started blogging were you hesitant to give out a low rating? Has this changed? Do you give one-star reviews?

Technically that is not this week's question, but I wasn't really feeling it. Since I accidently missed the last two weeks topics, I decided to combine them and do them this week!

I touched on this topic a little bit in my last Tell Me Something Tuesday. When I first started blogging, I felt a lot of pressure when it came to reviews. In order to receive that book for review one of two things had to happen. Either the author contacted me or I contacted them. So there really is a personal interaction in order to receive a book for review. With this being said, it is very different to review a book once you know that author is not only a real person, but a real person who is waiting to read your review.