Blog Tour: Big Bad Bite

What is up awesome people?!  Today is Saturday and I am as usual running late ... so what else is freaking new?!  What's different about today however is the fact that I have a blog tour stop for you!  =D  I am part of the Big Bad Bite Blog Tour!  This book is soooooooooooo good!  I just finished yesterday and yea, it's really good, I'm giving it 4.5 stars in my review, but that's another post... But seriously what else do you expect from Jessie Lane?  Nothing but good reading material - I know - that's exactly what you were thinking!








now for those of you youngins out there reading this... please take note - this book is most definitely not for you - it is an Adult Book - New Adult based on the main character's age - now you've been warned...








Now... on to today's promo stop for the book!  Here we go!


#1) check out the cover and book description:



What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm?

Jenna O’ Conner has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. Never to let anyone to close enough to know that she would prefer a shotgun for her birthday over of a bouquet of roses. She’s been smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Which is not human. Nor, is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans. 
In a desperate attempt to live her own life away from the small town she was raised in, Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. What she didn't predict was that she would run into trouble her first day on the job, in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. Who is also not human, but more like a wolf walking around in human skin. He’s determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which unbeknownst to him, could very well put her life in danger. He’s also determined to have her all to himself. 
As if that wasn’t enough for Jenna to deal with, bad news blows into town. A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle and factions of Others worldwide should stay within their own species - never to intermingle. Chaos ensues. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible. 

Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about?
Welcome to the real world.



Expected Release Date is January 28, 2013


Buy Links are here!!

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#2) book trailer




#3) excerpt

Sometime later, Amy’s cold nose nudged Jenna awake. Slightly groggy from her nap, she blindly shoved herself bodily to four paws and went to follow the gray colored wolf as she lead the way back towards the cabin. The trees started to become familiar shortly before they trotted back to where they had left their clothes piled on the ground. The only problem was, their clothes were no longer there. Amy shifted back to her human form, while Jenna circled the area looking for her things.

In a frustrated huff, Amy yelled, “Clay! Damn you, bring us back our clothes! This is not funny!”

Booming laughter came from somewhere in the house as Amy started muttering curses. Pushing her hair out of her face in clear frustration, she turned to look back at Jenna’s pitch black wolf form, “Come on, Jenna. You can shift back in the house once we get to my room. I’ll find what Clay did with your clothes and bring them to you. He’s a damn annoying prankster. You’d think after pulling off the same joke since we were teenagers he’d be over it already.”

Amy stomped across the yard to the back of the house giving small frustrated whines as Jenna padded along behind her aggravated companion up the stairs and through the back door. Once inside the open and airy home, they found their clothes dumped unceremoniously in the middle of the living room floor. She picked hers up with her mouth as Amy pointed out the small bathroom that she could change in, off of the living room and near the front door. Amy was already halfway dressed and told Jenna that she would grab some fresh bandages by the time she reached the door.

Entering the small half bathroom that held only a sink and a toilet, Jenna nudged the door closed with her nose. Shifting back, she used the hand towel hanging next to the sink to quickly clean herself off so that she was at least a little presentable to the rest of the world. Feeling a fresher, she bent over to pull her clothes on only to stop short when she realized her shirt was missing. Shit. It must still be in the living room. Cracking the door, she called out Amy’s name. After waiting a minute and getting no response, she stuck her head out the door and looked around.

There, still in the middle of the floor, was her charcoal grey tank top. She looked down at her half-dressed self in a black lace bra and jeans, then back to the tank top in the middle of the floor. Taking another quick peek around, she made the decision to scoot out quickly and grab the top. What were the chances of anyone seeing her anyhow?

She really should have recalculated those chances.

#4) book playlist



you know how much I love music & Jessie Lane is the same :) check out this link for the playlist to go along with Big Bad Bite!

http://jessielanesite.blogspot.com/p/playlist-for-big-bad-bite.html


#4) giveaway













#5) author info & links



Jessie Lane is the writing team of Melissa Pahl and Crystal Leo. The two sister-in-laws share a passionate love of naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They're kind of megalomaniacs - but don't tell them that we said that.) 


     Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase. 

    Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey! 

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Check out this book and this author - seriously DO IT!!


until next time,



Book Blitz | Grimm Diaries Prequels 7-10

BB Book Tours

The Grimm Prequels

the Prequels to the highly anticipated Snow White Sorrow

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The Grimm Prequels 1-6 and The Grimm Prequels 7-10 are only 

$0.99 each TODAY & TOMORROW

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The Grimm Prequels 1-6 is an amazon.com top 100 bestseller

The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 7- 10 includes:

Once Beauty Twice Beast
Moon & Madly
Rumpelstein
Jawigi



Book Details:


Grimm Diaries Prequels 7-10 

by Cameron Jace


Expected publication: 
Jan 16, 2013

What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong? 


Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again. 

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW. 

Series Description: 

The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.





Grimm Diaries 1-6

by Cameron Jace


What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?


Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again.

This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm 
The first book in the Series will be out in February 2013, called SNOW WHITE SORROW.

Series Description:

The Grimm Diaries are pages written in a Book of Sand, where each fairy tale character confessed the true stories once altered by the Brothers Grimm two centuries ago. To keep the truth about fairy tales hidden, the Brothers Grimm buried the characters in their dreams to never wake up again. But the curse is broken now, and the characters are allowed to wake up every one hundred years. They intend to tell the truth about really happened, and about an untold cosmic conflict between fairy tale characters.





Snow White Sorrow

by Cameron Jace


Expected publication: 
February 2013 by Akmal Eldin Farouk Ali Shebl

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White… living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.



Author Bio:


Cameron Jace: Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters

I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV – it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales.

I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.


Buy It:


Grimm Diaries Prequels 1-6
amazon US | amazon UK

Grimm Diaries Prequels 7-10

Giveaway:

The Grimm Prequels 1-6 & the Grimm Prequels 7-10
PLUS the first reader who follows Cameron Jace's facebook page will get the first release date of Snow White Sorrow when it will be for 0.99 for one day!




until next time,



Fire Country by David Estes



so I'm late on yet another thing I am really excited about... wtf is wrong with me!  Geeeeeeeez!  Too much going on around here lately - I've got to get better organized - but that's a-whole-nother post ;)


any whoo.... check out this amazing cover and book!  I have the ARC - it's ok you can be jealous - I will have the review up for you shortly!!  <3


here we go - check this shit out - 



Fire Country

by David Estes


Release Date: March 1st, 2013



In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer's even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely. 

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with. 

As the desert sands run out on her life's hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.



Book Details:

Title: Fire Country (Country Saga #1)
Author: David Estes
Publisher: ShareAread 
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Formats:  E-book
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba


Author Details:

- Early praise for the author - 


“David created a world I was excited to learn about and characters I cared about. I'll remember this story for a very long time!”
Alexandria Nicole ~ Goodreads

“Estes delivers a winner with confident writing that truly draws you into the story. “
Think ~ Goodreads

“The author, David Estes, has forged his name into writers to be watched and read.”
Marni ~ Goodreads

“David is such a fantastic author and he really knows how to pull at the heartstrings.”
Kay ~ K-Books

- About the Author - 



David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table



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until next time,


Cover Reveal | Corded by Alyssa Rose Ivy



Today I have a wonderful cover to reveal to you all!  Ready?  Ok, here we go!











Geeez I'm such a tease ;) 










but before we get to the pretty - check out the awesome.... here's the description!

Corded by Alyssa Rose Ivy

In a world where women are commodities, the only thing more rare than finding true love is a happy ending.

Kayla is in hiding—her only crime being born a girl in a society of 99% men. When her sister and niece are kidnapped, she is willing to do anything to save them. Kayla ventures into the dangerous streets of the city, a place where a woman can be claimed by anyone unless she has been marked by a club.

Desperate, she turns to Mason, a powerful club leader whose help comes at a cost—her freedom.



















ok ok ok!  Here's the pretty ...


This super pretty cover is by PhatPuppy Art be sure to check them out! 




Now here's a little about the author ...


Alyssa Rose Ivy

Alyssa Rose Ivy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.

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and because Alyssa is awesome - here's a giveaway for you to enter :)

Giveaway:

One eBook of Alyssa Rose Ivy's- winner's choice.




until next time,



Cover Reveal | Eden-South by Janelle Stalder


I am soooooooooo far behind but I love this author & her books!!

So I had to put this cover reveal up today even though it really went public on Friday last week... shush it - I know, I know!

anyway - check out the newest installment in the Eden Series by   Janelle Stalder!  Here's the awesome new cover  ...





now I'm just teasing you.... keep scrolling ...








still teasing ... keep going ...









you like....  you know you do






before we reveal the pretty - here's the description of Eden-South, book #3 in the Eden Series ...




The betrayal that tore a family apart. Two brothers bent on destroying the other. A whole world on the brink of war.

Aiden has been through his second battle in the magical world of Eden. The victory is short lived and Aiden is sent racing toward his friends in the Capital. After being back in Eden with the Riders, he is eager to reunite with Wolf, Elisa and Logan, although he doesn’t realize just what he’s returning to. Surprises await him when he arrives in the Capital; his close-knit group of friends is slowly falling apart. On top of it all, another battle is just around the corner, one that will change everything.

Rain has made her choice, and now she is in some unknown fortress with the feared sorcerer, Aziz. She wants nothing more but to please him, but being his Queen isn’t as easy as she thought. While trying to learn sorcery, and dealing with Aziz’s advances, Rain is finding her new life a bit overwhelming. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, she discovers a secret of Aziz’s, and it is nothing she could have expected. 

Rose has supported Callum throughout their journey, but now that the final battle is just around the corner she is faced with a hard reality. Everything she has gained with him could be taken away. Is she willing to live the rest of her life without him? Can she just stand by while he destroys everything, including himself? Will he ever be able to find peace? Will she? 

In the third installment of the Eden Series fates will be decided, and the battle between brothers that has been a decade in the making will finally come to an end. Only one of them can be High King.

The battle starts now.



I know right!!  Soooooooooooooooooooo good!



ok now here's come the pretty ...





what do you think?!  I love it!!!  

It goes soooooooo great with the previous two books!!  And because you HAVE to check out the rest of the series here are the covers and links =)


Eden Series

Book #1:  Eden | Book #2:  Eden-West | Book #3: Eden-South

                 








So... that's what I have for you today - please check out these books!  I am currently rereading in prep for book 3!!  Join me and you'll find out why I enjoy Janelle so much!!

until next time,


Review & Giveaway | Real Men Don't Break Hearts by Coleen Kwan


so check out what I have for you today!  I not only have a lovely review for you, but also a giveaway from Entangled Publishing!!!!!!!!!!!!

 yes that's right - a review and a giveaway, so let's got to it!  Oh but before I forget and get in trouble... here are the standard warnings and whatnots :D




Real Men Don't Break Hearts
By Coleen Kwan



Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man whose wiles she just knows got her jilted at the altar six years ago. Add to it that her ex-fiancĂ© Seth is showing up in her hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. But the kicker? Everybody’s treating Ally as though she’s still heartbroken. She’s just fine, thank you very much, but could The Jilter have the decency not to hire her sister as his florist?
Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn't count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…



Book Info:

Title: Real Men Don’t Break Hearts
Author: Coleen Kwan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 235 pages
Release Date: December 2012
Imprint: Bliss

Source:  

Review copy given by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 

3.5 stars


Review in Detail:  


This was a really cute and sweet story. I really liked Nate and Ally's interaction with each other. I have to admit Ally was a little whiny & some what closed off in the beginning but as the story progressed she began to make sense.  I really began to like the characters and the story about halfway through... Ally began to develop a little backbone and decided to make her own decisions & Nate well he just grew on me.  I loved the night of the wine-o, LOL!!  That one made me chuckle - I think it will you as well.  That is the point I really began to like the story and give a damn about the characters.  This is your standard we have a history together but there's something there story.  However Coleen manages to put her own spin on the tail.  I don't know exactly what it is that makes it different in my head, but there's something there ... I think it is the past that Ally reveals and the issues Nate has with his brother and his own past.  Really the thing that ties all the characters together is their combined and entwined pasts...  I love a love-hate but you're hot and I'm sexy story... LMAO - that doesn't really make sense but I think you all know what I'm trying to say - right?!  These kind of stories are really my favorites - I love seeing the characters grow up and out of their funks - get outside their heads.  And in this story specifically, I love how Ally decides to live for herself and make her own decisions... screw everyone else's opinions (kind of).

Anyhoo... I feel like I'm rambling, so I'm going to call it - I hope you check out this book - it's really a deal at only $2.99!

Buy it on Amazon!!



Author Info:





Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance. 
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.




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Giveaway:

$10 Gift Card - Amazon/B&N - Winner’s Choice






until next time my dear kittens,



Review | Nobody's Damsel by Emily Mah Tippetts


Today's review is for Nobody's Damsel by Emily Mah Tippetts.  

This book is the sequel to Someone Else's Fairy Tale, which I really enjoyed, check out my review of it here over at @PBookDivas.



Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe's first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt.

Now that she sees the case from an adult's perspective, she realizes it's much harder than she ever dreamed. It's even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. While he says he wants to work on a project that means something, his agent and manager fear this may be the end of his time in the spotlight. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.

Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.


Book Info:


Paperback & eBook versions
Expected publication: January 5th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
ISBN 1481147633 (ISBN13: 9781481147637)



Series Info:

Series Name:  Someone Else's Fairy Tale Series

Book #1:  Someone Else's Fairy Tale

Book #2:  Nobody's Damsel




Source:

Review copy given by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review in a few words:

real life sucks sometimes
everyone has to figure it out
great ending

My Rating:

4 Stars


Review in Detail:


Now... I really really liked the first book in this series & wasn't sure what to expect in this second book.  I'm torn a little because while I didn't enjoy this story as much as the first (Someone Else's Fairy Tale), I completely love that the author shows us the real life of Chloe & Jason.  This story shows all the shit that happens to them day to day and how they work through it...  So with that said - I really really liked that Emily, the author, chose to show what happens after the "ever after" to Chloe and Jason.  Is it pretty ... not really, but life isn't pretty.  I loved that aspect in this book - the truth that sneaks in there and bites you in the ass when you are like me and want sunshine and rose and all the shit but don't really expect it to happen in real life.  I really did like the truth that was shown in this book.  This married couple is just like every other married couple in the world - they fight, they disagree, they don't know how to talk to each other all the time & they have to figure shit out on their own and make decisions for themselves.  I really really liked how this story is centered around Chloe and her new career.  I could not for the life of me figure out what what going on at the beginning of the chapters - read it and you'll know what I'm talking about - but soon I figured it out... not going to lie I was like 3/4 of the way through the book... but I got there!  And once I got there - I knew what was going to happen - don't know if that's because I was so far into the book or what, but I'm betting that's why, my kittens...  The end of this book - I LOVED!  Completely LOVED!!  

So let's see...  I already really liked these characters and while I don't usually like truth and reality in my reading, since really reading is like mini vacation for me, I really did like reading this book.  I think you should check it out =) but read the 1st book first - you'll like it better that way & stuff will make more sense!!

buy Fairy Tale & Nobody on amazon


author info:

 Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

Her most recent pro publications have been her science fiction and fantasy short stories in magazines like Black Gate, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and the anthology, Shanghai Steam.

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Enter to Win on goodreads!

Emily is giving away both Someone Else's Fairy Tale (Book #1) & Nobody's Damsel (Book #2) over on goodreads!  

Get over there and enter!!



bye,