Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Criminal Kind by Mary Anne Edwards

Criminal Kind
by Mary Anne Edwards
Series: A Charlie McClung Mystery, #3
Genre: Traditional Mystery
Publisher: Sellem Books
Cover Artist: Michael James Canales
Release Date: June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

ARC Review ~ Freedom From Anger by Alubomulle Sumanasara

Rating: 2/5 Stars
Author: Alubomulle Sumanasara
Available Formats: eBook & Paperback
Publisher: Wisdom Publications 
Publication Date: 06-09-15                Pages: 144
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Extinguish anger forever and find true happiness with this step-by-step guide.

Anger is a potent poison that ruins health and damages relationships. In today’s world of Twitter feuds, road rage, and internet trolls, it is all too easy for anger to grab hold of us. This timely book offers practical advice on how to put aside anger and ego and embrace laughter and reason. Like a friendly family physician, Venerable Sumanasara helps you see what triggers your anger, what affect it has on you, and what you can do about it. Maybe you have trouble at work or at home, maybe you had a difficult childhood, or maybe you just get angry in traffic. In short, bite-sized chapters, he offers wisdom, along with a laugh, that you can use. Drawing on easy-to-follow metaphors and parables from a variety of cultural traditions, in an accessible, conversational style free of dogma, Venerable Sumanasara shows us how to manage our emotions so that we can lead healthier, happier lives finally freed from anger.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ After We Fall by Emma Kavanagh

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Author: Emma Kavanagh
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: 06-02-15             Pages: 336
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A plane falls out of the sky.
A woman is murdered.
Four people all have something to hide…
Shortly after takeoff, flight 2940 plummets to the snow-covered ground, breaking into two parts, the only survivors a handful of passengers and a flight attendant. 

Cecilia has packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy and sees no way out.

Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son.

Jim is a retired police offer and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared, and he knows something is wrong.

Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.

Four people, who have never met but are indelibly linked by these disasters, will be forced to reveal the closely guarded secrets that unlock the answers to their questions. But once the truth is exposed, it may cause even more destruction.

Told from various points of view, chapter by chapter, readers follow the investigation into the doomed plane alongside the investigation of a murder. Kavanagh deftly weaves together the stories of those who lost someone or something of themselves in one tragic incident, exploring how swiftly everything we know can come crashing down.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Spectacle by S.J. Pierce

 Welcome to the Spectacle Book Blitz! I am both excited and honored to be part of this Blitz, not only does this book look and sound fantastic but all proceeds from the pre-orders are going to help a young boy who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. I can't think of a better reason to spend a little on pre-ordering a book, can you? Find out more about the amazing Brayden, Spectacle, and the awesome giveaway :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ The Witches of BlackBrook by Tish Thawer

Welcome to The Witches of BlackBrook Book Blitz! I have been soooo excited for this Book Blitz, this is one book that I've been looking forwarding to reading since I first laid eyes on its beautiful cover. I just received my review copy a few days ago, thank you Xpresso Book Tours and author Tish Thawer and cannot wait to dive into this delicious read about three sisters that escape the Salem Witch Trials, need I say more? Read on to find out all the juicy details about this book, its author, and the awesome giveaway!!
Friday, June 19, 2015

ARC Review ~ Evil Games by Angela Marsons

Review: 5/5 Stars
Author: Angela Marsons
Available Formats: ebook, Paperback, Audio
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: 05-29-15              Pages: 384
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The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game… 

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work. 

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Kim finds herself exposed to great danger and in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment. 

Up against a sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time - it’s personal.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review ~ Silent Scream by Angela Marsons

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Angela Marsons
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: 02-20-15              Pages: 390
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Even the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

Five figures gather round a shallow grave. They had all taken turns to dig. An adult sized hole would have taken longer. An innocent life had been taken but the pact had been made. Their secrets would be buried, bound in blood … 

Years later, a headmistress is found brutally strangled, the first in a spate of gruesome murders which shock the Black Country. 

But when human remains are discovered at a former children’s home, disturbing secrets are also unearthed. D.I. Kim Stone fast realises she’s on the hunt for a twisted individual whose killing spree spans decades. 

As the body count rises, Kim needs to stop the murderer before they strike again. But to catch the killer, can Kim confront the demons of her own past before it’s too late?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper

Welcome to the blog tour of You Can't Get Blood Out of Shag Carpet by Juliette Harper! This is the first book in A Study Club Mystery series and it's now available for sale on Amazon and Smashwords for only .99 cents!
This tour runs June 15-26 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ~ Modern Monsters by Kelley York

Welcome to my stop on the Official Blog Tour for Modern Monsters by Kelley York. Keep on reading below to find my review along with the awesome giveaway!! You can follow this tour here
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ARC Review ~ Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge

Rating: 4/5 stars
Author: M.J. Arlidge
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio 
Publication Date: 06-02-15                   Pages: 432
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Two people are abducted, imprisoned, and left with a gun. As hunger and thirst set in, only one walks away alive.

It’s a game more twisted than any Detective Inspector Helen Grace has ever seen. If she hadn’t spoken with the shattered survivors herself, she almost wouldn’t believe them. 

Helen is familiar with the dark sides of human nature, including her own, but this case—with its seemingly random victims—has her baffled. But as more people go missing, nothing will be more terrifying than when it all starts making sense....

Friday, June 5, 2015

ARC Review ~ Blurring Lines by Chloe Walsh

Rating: 5/5 stars
Author: Chloe Walsh
Formats Available: eBook
Publication Date: 05-22-15               Pages: 236
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Mackenzie Moore's world came crashing down on her when she was just a child. Her innocence was robbed. Her future was corrupted and dismantled.

The events of Mackenzie's past have morphed her into the heartless creature she comes across as. She trusts no one, feels nothing, and avoids everyone... everyone except her step-brother Cade.

Cade is the one person who can shake Mackenzie's icy facade.

Cade is also the one person who is utterly forbidden...

But living together in such small quarters leads to blurred lines...

*****Warning Explicit Content 18+*****

This fictional story focuses on the lives of high school students and contains graphic scenes of sexual violence, promiscuity, bullying, physical violence, excessive bad language, self-harm, rape, abduction, cheating, child abuse, and substance abuse. Some scenes in this book may be extremely upsetting for some readers and due to its explicit content, Blurring Lines is recommended for mature readers of eighteen years old and above.
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Red Litten World by K.M. Alexander

Welcome to the cover reveal for Red Litten World by K.M. Alexander! This is an adult Lovecraftian urban fantasy with dystopian and science fiction elements and is the third book in The Bell Forging Cycle series. The author wrote up a post about the cover and there's a great giveaway at the end of this post!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Defy by Amity Hope

Are you a fan of YA Paranormal Romance? Then you will love the Malice Series by Amity Hope! We are celebrating the release of Defy, the final book in this series, right now you can even grab the first book, Malice, for free on Amazon! Read on to the end of this post for the awesome giveaway :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ARC Review & Interview ~ The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Clay & Susan Griffith
Formats Available: eBook & Paperbacck
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: 06-02-15               Pages: 322
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They are the realm’s last, best defense against supernatural evil. But they’re going to need a lot more silver.

As fog descends, obscuring the gas lamps of Victorian London, werewolves prowl the shadows of back alleys. But they have infiltrated the inner circles of upper-crust society as well. Only a handful of specially gifted practitioners are equipped to battle the beasts. Among them are the roguish Simon Archer, who conceals his powers as a spell-casting scribe behind the smooth veneer of a dashing playboy; his layabout mentor, Nick Barker, who prefers a good pub to thrilling heroics; and the self-possessed alchemist Kate Anstruther, who is equally at home in a ballroom as she is on a battlefield.

After a lycanthrope targets Kate’s vulnerable younger sister, the three join forces with fierce Scottish monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane—but quickly discover they’re dealing with a threat far greater than anything they ever imagined.

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Modern Monsters

Author Spotlight & Giveaway ~ Lou Rera

My So-Called Book Reviews is pleased to welcome Lou Rera, author of Sign as its featured author for June 2015! He will be answering questions, sharing about his writing process AND best of all, giving away 7 copies of his book, one of these lucky winners will receive the grand prize of a signed paperback of Sign!

About the author: Lou Rera's first novel, SIGN, a supernatural thriller of deception and murder, was published by Netherworld Books in June of 2014. His flash fiction has won awards and has been published numerous times in ArtVoice Magazine, and in Twisted Dreams Magazine. Recently, three of his darker stories appeared in an anthology titled Queen City Flash. His collection of flash fiction stories, There Are No Doors On a Cocoon is available through Amazon. Lou is working on a second novel, The Tin Mask, a story of a young man that makes an unusual discovery in his great grandfather's storage trunk.

Lou Rera is a Professor in Communication at SUNY Buffalo State. He is a member of the Horror Writer's AssociationJust Buffalo Literary Center and the Short Fiction Writers Guild.