Monday, May 6, 2013
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This I Promise You by Tressa Messenger
When thirteen year old Nicky Moore’s parents decide to buy a small summer beach cottage at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, she thought her life would end. It didn’t matter the beauty of the area - land and water as far as the eye could see - she was bound and determined to make her family’s summer vacation as dismal as she felt. That was until she met a boy from down the beach; a beautiful boy, with the most intense brown eyes she had ever seen and a smile that could light the ocean on fire. A summer that Nicky thought was doomed from the start, turned into a summer that she would never forget; one full of firsts. It was impossible for her to know years later how one seemingly little decision could change everything forever, but soon, as an adult, Nicky will find out that everything she once thought were real and the promises once made, were lost in a sea of inner turmoil.
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I knew a little about the story that inspired this amazing novel, which you can also read about in the acknowledgments part of the This I Promise You. Knowing what inspired this novel made me want to read it even more, but I never expected to get so involved with the characters and the story.
This was one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read. The author takes you right into the life of the characters in a way that you feel what the characters feel. You will not want to put this book down.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels. Just a warning… this book is extremely sad and it will make you cry.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Happy Book Release Week to Nola Sarina!
Here is a little about Nola Sarina's Gilded Destiny and my review!
A woman’s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.
Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty. But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior: Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master.
Nycholas’ clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind’s origin and survival… but he only wants one thing before his time is up: a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved.
The more Calli learns about Nycholas, the more her own darkened memories return to her. Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor.
Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her the trauma of loving a doomed immortal. But each choice comes with dire consequences – some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.
Instead of giving you another synopsis within my review, I'm going to get right to the point so that you can get to this awesome book even faster.
I was given an ARC of this Gilded Destiny in exchange for an honest review. This is one of those books that men and women will both enjoy. Gilded Destiny has the perfect combination of action and romance. Nola Sarina’s Vespers are unique and very interesting, especially when it comes to their eating habits, which are quite disturbing…. The characters are intriguing and full of mysteries, some of which I hope will be answered very soon!
I couldn't have a blogpost about Nola Sarina without mentioning #CupOfJoe. I was actually going to ask if she can see Joe as Levi from Gilded Destiny, but after seeing her Pinterest page, I got my answer! So now, when you read Gilded Destiny, you can picture Joe as Levi. ;)
GILDED DESTINY is the first of three novellas in Nola Sarina’s dark fantasy VESPERseries, represented by Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. Follow Nola on Twitter @NolaSarina and on Facebook for awesome announcements, giveaways, and upcoming info about the second Novella in the series!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
“I thought you said you had no one to go back to,” he said.
I gave him a confused look.
He pointed at my ring. “Or is that who you are running from?”
I didn’t know what to say. I reached for the ring and took it off, putting it on the table. “It doesn’t mean what you think it does.”
“Okay. Sorry. Even if it did, that‘s not my business.”
He turned toward the fireplace, and deciding that the food didn’t taste that bad, I ate another bite. When he turned around, something about the way he looked at me took my breath away.
“Look, I don’t know how to say this without sounding rude, but everything considered, I don’t think you should be left alone tonight. You can take that couch. I’ll take this one. Is that okay with you?”
Friday, April 19, 2013
Guest post from author Dawna Raver about her new adult novel, 'Colour Wielders'.
Isn't this cover amazing? :) - Daniele -
Behind the Faerying Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods, creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.
Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she's an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.
As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.
Arik Morgaine—Demigod bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever?
About the Author:
Dawna Raver is an author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, book one of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm series, is her debut novel. When she's not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she's a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
by Tressa Messenger
This modern day tragedy is a love story in the truest sense.
You only get one first of anything, and no matter the time, or space, or age, you never forget your first love.
When thirteen year old Nicky Moore’s parents decide to buy a small summer beach cottage at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, she thought her life would end. It didn't matter the beauty of the area - land and water as far as the eye could see - she was bound and determined to make her family’s summer vacation as dismal as she felt. That was until she met a boy from down the beach; a beautiful boy, with the most intense brown eyes she had ever seen and a smile that could light the ocean on fire. A summer that Nicky thought was doomed from the start, turned into a summer that she would never forget; one full of firsts. It was impossible for her to know years later how one seemingly little decision could change everything forever, but soon, as an adult, Nicky will find out that everything she once thought were real and the promises once made, were lost in a sea of inner turmoil.
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Tressa is a North Carolina native, with a passion to share her imagination with the world. She currently resides in New Bern, North Carolina with her family. This I Promise You, is a labor of love. Although the story is fictional, it is loosely based on a relationship she shared with her first love. It promises to stir emotions from first love, to life lost. Be sure to add This I Promise You to your TBR list.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today we have a special post brought to you by my guest blogger Devyn Dawson.
The Legacy of Kilkenny is the first full length novel I wrote. Pru and Abel, will always be my first love and my favorite werewolves. Since The Great Wolf will be out later in 2013, and the cover is of Abel, I thought Pru deserves her own cover. Eden Crane outdid herself! I think the essence of Pru was captured in the cover model. As TLOK reaches the second anniversary in June, I thought it was a good time for a facelift.
The book is FREE on Amazon. If you have a Nook, Barnes and Noble will price-match. Find out why The Legacy of Kilkenny consistently stays in the top 100 Free e-books in Teen Literature. Thank you for reading my books!