Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: Drama Queens With Love Scenes

Author: Kevin Klehr

Genre: Romance, Paranormal Romance, MM Romance

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Book Blurb: Close friends Allan and Warwick are dead. They're not crazy about the idea so to help them deal with this dilemma are Samantha, a blond bombshell from the 1950s, and Guy, an insecure angel. 

They are soon drawn into the world of theatre - Afterlife style, with all the bitchiness, back-stabbing and ego usually associated with the mortal world. 

Allan also has a secret. He has a romantic crush on his friend, Warwick, but shortly after confiding in his new angel pal, his love interest falls for the cock-sure playwright, Pedro. 

Not only does Allan have to win the heart of his companion, he also has to grapple with the faded memory of how he actually died

My Rant: 

Drama Queens with Love Scenes was an interesting but unique story. I have never read a story quite like this before so it took some time or me to work myself into the story. The story line starts out with Warwick and Allen finding out that they are in the afterlife. As  the reader we are left to out own devices to formulate how in the world did they get there in the first place and the irony is that the character do not have a clue either.

The story is written from Allan's POV but the intriguing thing about the characters is that they all had personality and the title is a bit of an understatement. But they all contributed something to the story but the character I would have liked to have had more of a background story was Guy. Some how the bits and pieced we get from this character was enough to make you feel for him on so many levels. Please don't take this the wrong way, I did like Allen and is struggle's but there was just something about Guy that completely entrapped me.

Allen was in love with Warwick and it was hard to see him work through those emotions of being close to someone that you just couldn't have the way you wanted to was just heart wrenching. This story shown through some of the trails that Allan faced that love is not easy. Sometimes it hearts like hell and what you think is good for you is not. Although there were times in this story where i am rooting for Allan and Warwick to be together but when you really get down to it they are just not meant to be with each other but it took Allan to find himself in order to figure that out  while he had to endure watching Warwick find love within someone else.

While your on this journey of discovery with allen through the theatrics, you get to see Allan at his best and worst. There were times where I thought he was so whinny but if the roles where reversed, I had to ask myself would I react the same way. The author displayed all of Allan to you so that you could grasp where he was coming from and at the same time watch him develop into something great.

I really did enjoy this story but it took me to adjust to the authors creative style. WHen I say that this book is not a normal read, I meant just that. You have to have an open mind in  reading this story. But once you dive in you won't be disappointed, there is gut wrenching agony, love, adoration,  comedy, theatrics in an retro theme and its all going down heaven in this story and when a story has all those elements in them you just can not go wrong.

My Recommendation:

I rated this book 4 out of 5 Purple Rant Hearts because this storyline was unique and the author writing style was completely creative.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.

Happy Ranting and Raving !!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rowan ( Blood Crave Series #2 ) Book Tour and Review

Series: (Blood Crave #2)

Author:  Christina Channelle

Genre: Young-adult fiction

Other Books in the Blood Crave Series: Dahlia (#1)

Fallen Tears (#1.5)

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Book Blurb: Dark. Night. Death.

Things Rowan has been trying to avoid for the many years since she was first turned. Her choice: to sleep away the darkness; it beats having to deal with the craziness of life. Or rather, death. However soon after awakening, she stumbles upon a lone figure whose presence is shrouded with mystery.

She assists him in his search for answers making it even more difficult for Rowan to forget her past. She realizes she can’t hide forever as she is literally being sucked back into her chaotic world: a world where both fallen angels and vampires exist, manifested on earth as lapsus and lamia.

Not particularly … friendly with one another.

Rowan struggles to resist her hunger as a demon vampire while dealing with unwanted desires for a fallen angel from the past: a relationship that could only spell trouble. Not to mention the unresolved feelings she still has for a loved one from long ago. While all of this is happening, they must all seek the hidden evil that hunts them—for there’s an ancient fighting to wake up and destroy everything Rowan holds dear.

My Rant: Rowan was intriguing.  This action filled YA fiction surprised me I did not think the book would be as good as it was, it was even better.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Seal of Honor - Book Tour and Review

Entangled Publishing - May 28, 2013

Title: SEAL of Honor

Author: Tonya Burrows

Series: Hornet #1

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 28, 2013

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It’s a good thing Gabe Bristow lives and breathes the Navy SEAL credo, “the only easy day was yesterday,” because today, his life is unrecognizable. When his prestigious career comes to a crashing halt, he’s left with a bum leg and few prospects for employment that don’t include a desk.

That is, until he’s offered the chance to command a private hostage rescue team and free a wealthy American businessman from Colombian paramilitary rebels. It seems like a good deal—until he meets his new team: a drunk Cajun linguist, a boy-genius CIA threat analyst, an FBI negotiator with mob ties, a cowboy medic, and an EOD expert as volatile as the bombs he defuses. Oh, and who could forget the sexy, frustratingly impulsive Audrey Van Amee? She’s determined to help rescue her brother—or drive Gabe crazy. Whichever comes first.

As the death toll rises, Gabe’s team of delinquents must figure out how to work together long enough to save the day. Or, at least, not get themselves killed. Because Gabe’s finally found something worth living for, and God help him if he can’t bring her brother back alive.

My Rant:
I completely slept on this book. I don’t normally pick up books like this because I love immortal heroes and sometime I feel like no one could compare but this book has completely changed my perception and I can now claim that I love the human heros just as much as the immortal ones. (just don’t expect me to give up my lust for fangs). 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Once Upon a Darkness Book Tour Interview, Review and Giveaway

Title: Once Upon a Darkness

Author: Aria Kane

Publisher and Imprint: Entranced Publishing, Kissed

Genre: Paranormal romance/post-apocalyptic

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Blurb: Gretchen and her twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies, they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.

Clint's only skill is war, but he's weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen's team, hoping that the search-and-rescue life will suit him better.

On Clint's second day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area. Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects for the testing of a zombie cure.

When Hank is culled, Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.


It was late morning before Clint and Gretchen woke up. They had even somehow slept through the daily drop helicopter. Clint smiled at the sleeping Gretchen, thinking he could get used to waking up with her legs and arms draped across him.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

He Belongs to Me by Theresa Rizzo

Author : Theresa Rizzo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Blurb: He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her.

Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin.

All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Vampire Elite Book Tour ( Guest Post and Review)

Author(s): Irina Argo

Series: Vampire Elite Volume 1( Prophecy and Keepers of the Key)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Book Blurb: What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?

A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother's mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.

The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race

and she's ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.

 But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
 What neither expects 
is the passion that erupts between them.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Full Throttle ( Daddy's Girl's Series) Book Blitz

Author:  Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: June 21, 2013

Full Throttle is a bonus story from the Daddy’s Girl Series

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Restore My Heart ( Volume 1) Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Book Synopsis: High school sweethearts manage to make it through college into the working world still together and going strong.  From the start of their relationship Jake has made very clear his apprehension to marriage.  Kenna understood going into this nine years ago that with Jake there would never be a ring or white dress.

Now seeing their friends so eager to make such a serious commitment in their own relationships a crack begins to form in Jake and Kenna’s once solid foundation. 

Will Kenna ever open up and share her dreams with Jake?  Can Jake overcome

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Demon Inhibitions Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Science-Fiction

Publisher: Self-Published at Amazon Kindle

Release Date: March 15, 2013

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Book Description: Most people don't travel to another universe to get a new job, house and boyfriend but psychic investigator Caitlin Diggs did. Now she's living the life of her alternate self, working for the FBI's Preternatural Division where her first case just happens to include chasing a genetically engineered man hell bent on stealing souls. Well, there had to be consequences. 

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When she found I had visited Manners, Briana began scurrying about her house, scooping up a pair of scissors and a red candle. Before I could speak further, she came at me. I backed away from her in fright. Her placid face revealed nothing malevolent. But the shears were headed right for me. I tried to dive away from the contradiction. Who was the real Briana? The sweet woman who made cookies for me--or her shears wielding maniac counterpart now standing before me? She screamed not to worry. I heard a snip. I felt a strange sensation. Not pain. But something was no longer attached to me. It was a piece of my hair. She caught the floating lock in her hands as if it were a runaway feather.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The World Among Us Book Tour and Review

Title: Murderous Regrets
Author: Beth Ann Masarik
Series: The World Among Us (Prequel #1)
Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Hydra Publications
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Blurb/Synopsis: Leon Greene is accused of murdering his best friend, Jason Aysel, and the world wants to know if he really did it. Cue Elise Stevenson, the top news reporter for the Daily Gazette who gets the scoop. Will Leon tell her the truth and his motives behind the murder?
*this is a short story based off the soon to be released novel, The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness.

Title: Hell Bound
Author: Beth Ann Masarik
Series: The World Among Us (Prequel #2)
Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Hydra Publications
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Blurb/Synopsis: After impressing her boss with her interview with werewolf, Leon Greene, Elise is Hell Bound to an interview with the Lord of the Underworld himself. Mr. Murphy wants her to find the dirty scoop on Hades himself, and foil his plot to take over the world. Will she survive the clutches of Hell?
*this is a short story based off the soon to be released novel, The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Brutal Tenderness by Marata Eros

Title: A BRUTAL TENDERNESS- the companion novel to A TERRIBLE LOVE
Author: Marata Eros
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales
Expected release date: August 26, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designed by: Phatpuppy Art;
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Book Description: There are two sides to every story. In this dark and sexy companion novel to the New York Times bestseller A Terrible Love, experience the sizzling passion and pulse-pounding suspense through FBI agent Cas Steele’s eyes as he hunts down a psychopath...and falls for the killer’s prey.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In too Deep Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Author: Michelle Kemper Brownlow

Genre: New Adult Romance
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Synopsis: Long- Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.

Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.

Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?

My Rant:   Wow….. This book was completely captivating. I was so emotionally attached to the book. The author drew out feelings in me that I did not think I would feel in this story. As women we all seem to be drawn to the things we don’t need especially in relationships.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

His Secret Dancer Promo Book Tour

Author: Faberge Nostromo

Genre: Erotic 

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Blurb/Synopsis: Dan's drab life is a world away from his secret life as Danielle, the burlesque star of Tomasz's transvestite nightclub, Trans-Action.
Having found 'her' inner T girl as a student, Danielle has discovered the power of her femininity and her talent to entice and excite—but she realizes that Dan's life is losing the passion it once had.

As Danielle's relationship with Tomasz takes her deeper into both her lover and his world, encountering passions neither thought they dare explore, demure Francine is too often left to her own devices and desires. 

Her only release is in the fantasies inspired by the customers who pass through her life and her patisserie.

Does she want a man in her life or a woman? Or both...

Seeing her man exploring her wardrobe she decides to embrace the power of her own sexuality. Then a sizzling encounter with Tomasz unlocks the vixen in her and sets their two worlds on a collision course.

Can Dan bring Dan's world and Danielle's together—especially when he discovers Danielle's secret lover secretly loving Francine?

Or will Tomasz come between them both?


Tomasz gazed at her, barely able to breathe, let alone speak. Her half closed eyes burned into him. He gazed deep into them for a moment, falling into them, then his attention fell to her hand, still resting on the damp silk mound of her

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Society Series Book Tour and Review (s)

Title:  The Society: Proof

Author:  Aaron Crabill

Series: The Society (#1)

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Adventure

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Synopsis:  Keely Allison has spent years trying to prove that her home town of Pembleton Arizona is haunted. She’s let her grades slip, upset her mother by avoiding anything remotely close to the normal high school experience, and utterly ignored a love life. 

She’s the leader of two person paranormal society, along with her polar opposite Tad Buckley. Tad’s an honors student, the apple of his folks’ eyes and totally in love with Keely (he has been for years and he really, really, really thinks this will be the year he finally tells her just that). When Sean Cage moves to town everyone’s life gets thrown into a violent upheaval. He joins the society, challenges their methods, becomes the first crush of Keely’s life, and forces Tad into a put up or shut up position with his feelings for Keely. 

As the three find their paranormal and romantic lives suddenly in fast forward, they too find the already well documented spookiness of Pembleton Arizona doing the same. Sean finds sleep nearly impossible as he’s taunted by a monstrous black mass at the foot of his bed. Tad is forced to choose between sneaking out the back door like the rest of the honors kids or going out the front and potentially facing hazing at the hands of a demon possessed jock-bully. 

As for Keely she just may find the proof she’s always wanted so badly to find, the question is will she believe it when it’s standing right in front of her?

Excerpt : Chapter 23

 The week went by pretty much like any other week for Sean and Keely and Tad.  They were anxious about their hunt.  Tad didn’t see much of the other two as he was in his AP classes and because he and Nate hung out almost every day after school that week, not because Tad was dodging them but because he was enjoying spending some time with Nate.  Sean and Keely were keeping it all strictly professional and spent most of their time together talking about the hunt they had coming up.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Blood Guilt (Book #1) Book Tour and Review

Blood Hunters: a sequel series to the Awakened by Blood trilogy

Author: Marie Treanor
Series: Blood Hunters

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Book Blurb: Natural enemies, deadly attraction...

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned.

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she  races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.

My Rant:  Blood guilt was an interesting story, kind of reminded me of the Van Helsing series but with a twist. I feel kind of trator-ish because I completely love my vampires and everything about them but I had to root for the star character in this story, Mihaela who happens to be a vampire hunter.  I know, I know I am turning against my own kind here…. Just bleed me out already LOL.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Freaky Flashes Promo Book Tour

Title: Freaky Flashes, 13 Sexy Halloween Quickies (Anthology)
Authors: Lee Brazil, Hank Edwards, Havan Fellows, Ravan McAllan, Dianne Hartsock, Doris O’Connor, S.J. Thomas and Jamieson Wolf.
Genre: Paranormal Erotic
Heat Rating: 4
Publisher: Breathless Press
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Formats Available In: All eBook formats
Word Count: 13,066

Blurb: Death Day Anniversary by Lee Brazil

A newcomer to town follows urban legend to the cemetery- is he a willing sacrifice, or an unfortunate dupe?

The Sum of His Parts by Hank Edwards

Scott Tallow awakens in a hospital, stitches holding him together. As a handsome doctor helps him heal, Scott comes to realize he's not quite himself.

Writing is a Socially Acceptable Form of Schizophrenia by Havan Fellows

Almost everyone has an interesting story to tell. I've got numerous—and they've declared war against me.

That Special Feeling by Raven McAllan

Can you carve your future happiness in a pumpkin?

Andrew Calls the Dead by Dianne Hartsock

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bedrock Book Tour & Review

Author: Britney King

Genre: Dark Erotica

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Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon Paperback

**Disclaimer**: Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content this book is recommended for mature readers.

Book Blurb: When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime.

Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences.

Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It’s the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It’s proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience.

My Rant: Bedrock completely rocked me.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Review of Awakening (Lilly Frank Series)

Author:  Jeanie Grey

Series:  Lily Frank Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Book Blurb: Two years ago, Lilly Frank's mother was brutally murdered--and the killer set free. Since then Lilly has worked hard to create a safe and stable life for herself. But she's thrown off balance when she meets Torren Frisk, a handsome stranger whom she finds both irresistible and frightening. As she spends more time with Torren, Lilly's growing attraction to him threatens to unravel her world. Will she discover his secrets before the life she's worked so hard to build comes crashing down on top of her?

My Rant: Captivating, This story has completely taking me by surprise. In the beginning you have a broken and lost Lilly trying to survive in a world that makes no sense to her. People are cruel and the way they use each other just makes her disgust them more. After the death of her mother Lily completely closes herself off from others emotionally. She is lost

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Severed Ties Book Tour, Review and Giveaway

Title: Severed Ties 

Author: Angie Skelhorn

Genre: Paranormal/YA

Publisher: Damnation Books

Release Date: Dec 1 2012

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Synopsis: By the use of divination and magic, some ties can never be severed. 

In the beginning, by the light of the Full Moon, Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing, they pack their bags and head to the inner city to find her.

Frankie, afraid for her own safety, has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas—as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting—they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
Book Excerpt:  Sandra sat on the edge of the bed, and then stood.  She retrieved her tarot deck; Frankie, her playing cards.  Each held their deck face down in one hand and covered with their other hand.  The two paused to become calm and centered. While they shuffled their deck in unison they spoke, “Spirit Guide, reveal to me, am I carrying out the right action in finding Candice?  Please reveal to me that which will be, one…two…three…”      

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