Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thanks & Merry Christmas!!

The Twisted Sisters blog tour has come to an end. Thanks to all of my wonderful hosts who took the time to spread the news during the busy holiday season!

I won't be posting for a few days, so I leave y'all with this:


Wee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
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Panda hippo gnu deer!

Sung to the tune of We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis - Excerpt & Giveaway

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Welcome to my stop during the book blitz for Saven: Deception (The Saven Series #1) by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 15 till 28 December, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Saven DeceptionSaven: Deception (The Saven Series #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: December 15, 2015

Blurb:
I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?


Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?

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You can buy Saven: Deception here:

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Excerpt

I maneuver around him and start sprinting. I’m never going to make it now. Mom will be furious. I’m mentally preparing myself for a tongue lashing when the latest government news bulletin blares out from the Commi-Reel.
The announcement is typical. Updates on the political talks between the Sovereign Northern States of America—our ruling government—and the newly Unified States of West and South America. The Independent Republic of Central America and the Eastern Seaboard States have yet to throw their hat into the ring.
I zone out. Same old, same old.
None of the proposed reforms will do anything to change my life or alter my fate. I’m stuck right where I am until I die. Unless …
My mind wanders and I drift off into La-La Land. I dream about Thalassic City. About opportunity. And second chances. About actually living.
The sound of gunfire breaks through my reverie, and my eyes dart to the screen. Screeching to a halt, I blink twice in case my eyes are deceiving me.
PRISON BREAK.
The words flicker in and out on the screen, and I stand there with my mouth agape as I watch the recording of the daring convict escape.
Six men. Five days on the run. All orchestrated by one prisoner.
Something like this has never happened before. At least not in my lifetime.
Wow.
ARMED AND DANGEROUS. WATSON MANLY ELEVATED TO NO.1 ON MOST WANTED LIST. IF SPOTTED, DO NOT APPROACH. CALL 1-899-201-304. REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HIS CAPTURE.
I wonder what this Watson Manly person did to deserve a spot in the penitentiary and how he managed to escape. Although I don’t know him, and I’ve no idea what crime he’s committed, I’m already rooting for him.
Not sure what that says about me.
A loud peel of laughter travels up my throat. Something out of the ordinary has finally happened, and it sends a spark of electricity directly to the dull lump in my chest.



SiobhanAbout the Author:
I write young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and I’m the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in my new Saven series will be released in December 2015.

A self-professed teenager forever—at least when it comes to books, music, and films, I am totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. I love baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, I forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years.

I live in the Garden County of Ireland with my husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google +
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Newsletter

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Saven: Deception. Below are the prizes the author is giving away:
- a 10$ amazon gift card
- 3 e-copies of Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis

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Monday, December 21, 2015

E-Book vs Print Books by Mya Robarts, Author of The V Girl + Giveaway


Welcome to Mya Robarts, author of The V Girl, a YA dystopian romance. 

E-book vs. Print Books
by Mya Robarts

Hello! I’m Mya Robarts and today, I wanted to share with you my opinion about a dilemma that every bookaholic faces once in a while. It’s the never ending debate of e-books vs. print books.
Some believe that e-readers are going to dominate the reading world.  A more conservative group of people think that the traditional book will remain the favorite choice among a huge portion of book lovers. 
As recently, as four years ago, I was an enthusiast of the latter. I used to believe that a book, to be “real”, had to come to life in print form.  The flipping of pages, the smell, and the texture were all irreplaceable for me and a huge part of what my reading experience has to include. Who doesn’t love to take a look at shelves full of books?
Eventually, I discovered the advantages of e-readers. They are portable, you can get more books, pay less money,  and you can read covertly when you’re supposed to do something else, let’s say a boring lecture. E-books have advantages that I never thought I’d enjoy since I was so reluctant to change the way I have always read.
You are not less of a book lover if you prefer eBooks over print books. I saw a video in which Kat O’Keeffe  from  Katytastic admits she prefers e-books. Kat owns the most beautiful shelves I’ve ever seen, and even so, she prefers e-books. Plenty of booklovers , who have a kind of physical impediment prefer e-ooks, too. And carrying a thousand books with you wherever you go has its advantages.
Why not combine the two? I read the books that I think won’t be among my favorites in electronic format. When my favorite authors have a new release, I end up buying the same book twice. I order the eBook the day of release and even so, I order the print version.
As a book addict who enjoys her addiction, I’ll always want more books in whatever format I can get them, whether electronic, audio, paperback, hardcover, etc. I want them all.
A great book will always be great not matter what format meets our eyes. And whether your book collection is nicely stacked on shelves or available to you with just a few clicks on your e-reader, the very fact that we have options to choose from is something to be grateful for. It means more reading opportunities to discover our next favorite reading.


The V Girl

Mya Robarts

YA/NA Dystopian Romance
V Press
June 2015
Amazon     Kobo

In post-apocalyptic North America, rape and sexual slavery are legal. Lila Velez, desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town, and can take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend, Rey, the most attractive man in her town. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute of love.

Lila’s coping mechanism to her mother’s violent attack is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey F├╝rst, a foreign, broody man that she distrusts because his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.

All the while Lila will have to find a way to live in the constant company of death, slavery, starvation, sexual abuse and the danger of losing the people she loves the most.

Due to strong language, violent scenes and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.



About the Author

Mya Robarts is a bookaholic who regrets nothing.

She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.

Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.







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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop


I cannot believe it's almost the end of 2015. I swear it seems like I just posted this giveaway hop a couple months ago not an entire year. It was an exciting year, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for me!

After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop on over to the other blogs for some more great giveaways :)

I want you to get yourself that book or books you've been eyeing at Amazon, so I'm giving away a $15.00 gift card.


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