Monday, July 27, 2015

Book Blitz ~ Overcoming Anxiety by David Berndt

Welcome to the Overcoming Anxiety Book Blitz! Today we are celebrating the release of Psychologist David Berndt, Ph.D. new self-help book about gaining relief from anxiety. Overcoming Anxiety is the first in a series of books that will deal with psychological problems that Dr. Berndt plans to release over 2015 and 2016. Read on to find out all the details about this fabulous new book and its author!
Friday, July 24, 2015

ARC Review: Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: David Bell
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio
Publisher: Penguin Group Berkely, NAL 
Publication Date: 07-07-15                Pages: 432
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When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.

The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket.

Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning...and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ARC Review ~ The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Debbie Howells
Available Formats: eBook, Hardback
Publisher: Kensignton Publishing 
Publication Date: 06-30-15                         Pages: 320
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A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

I have a gardener’s inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft‑petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.

Children who don’t die before their parents.

When Kate receives a phone call with news that Rosie Anderson is missing, she’s stunned and disturbed. Rosie is eighteen, the same age as Kate’s daughter, and a beautiful, quiet, and kind young woman. Though the locals are optimistic—girls like Rosie don’t get into real trouble—Kate’s sense of foreboding is confirmed when Rosie is found fatally beaten and stabbed.

Who would kill the perfect daughter, from the perfect family? Yet the more Kate entwines herself with the Andersons—graceful mother Jo, renowned journalist father Neal, watchful younger sister Delphine—the more she is convinced that not everything is as it seems. Anonymous notes arrive, urging Kate to unravel the tangled threads of Rosie’s life and death, though she has no idea where they will lead.

Weaving flashbacks from Rosie’s perspective into a tautly plotted narrative, The Bones of You is a gripping, haunting novel of sacrifices and lies, desperation and love
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Deceptive Cadence by Katie Hamstead

Welcome to my tour stop for Deceptive Cadence by Katie Hamstead! This is the first in a two book YA/NA Magical Realism series. This tour runs from June 30th - July 28th and includes reviews, author info, a really awesome giveaway and a special trailer! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review ~ Come Winter by Clare Gutierrez

Rating: 3/5 Stars
Author: Clare Gutierrez
Available Formats: eBook & Paperback
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group 
Publication Date: 03-17-15                Pages: 411
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The adventures of a lowly maidservant, a disguised fugitive, a savior to the poor and endangered, and a queen.

Such is the paradox of Lady Caterina Tabor, an extraordinary young girl who, en route to England, finds herself captured and at the mercy of a stern and powerful lord. Forced to work as a common kitchen maid in the dank halls of Dermoth Castle, Caty dreams of her past as a free and autonomous maiden with a bright future in the English courts—did fate have other plans?

This early trial is but the first in a litany of shocking tribulations; imprisoned, abused, accused of sorcery, and kidnapped, Caty’s life is for so long anything but charmed—but you can’t keep a soaring heart shackled. As we follow this misunderstood maiden’s journey through both the unexpected, electrifying joys of new love and the pain of mind-boggling adversity, we become eyewitnesses to the astonishing way she not only transforms herself but also enchants, inspires, and invigorates those around her.

Spanning decades of castle life, treacherous journeys, bloody battles, and heartache, Come Winter is a sweeping yet personal tale of a brave woman who at once embodies and transcends the prescribed, and oftentimes oppressive, roles her society demands. Let Clare Gutierrez (author of Dancing with the Boss) curate your voyage back to the Scottish highlands of ages past—a time and place in which simply staying alive constituted a noble adventure, and becoming a patron of the oppressed and the impoverished could make you a hallowed queen.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Blog Tour Review, Author Interview & Giveaway ~ The Secrets We Keep by Stephanie Butland

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Author: Stephanie Butland
Available Formats: eBook & Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark 
Publication Date: 07-07-15                Pages: 384
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A tragic accident, a broken heart, and a marriage drowning in secrets...

Mike always walks the dog in the evening while Elizabeth relaxes in the bathtub--but one night he doesn’t come back. Mike has drowned while saving a teenage girl named Kate, his dog standing on the bank barking frantically as the police pull his body from the water.

But despite her husband being lauded as a hero, Elizabeth can’t wrap her mind around the fact that Mike is gone--and Kate won’t reveal the details of what really happened that night. 

Elizabeth finds herself facing the unfathomable possibility that she may not have known her husband at all. Does she really want to know the truth? Or will the weight of Mike’s secrets pull her under?
Thursday, July 16, 2015

ARC Review ~ Come Sit By Me by Thomas Hoobler

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Thomas Hoobler
Available Formats: eBook
Publisher: Booktrope 
Publication Date:         
Pages: 218
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The boy who shot seven people in the school library is dead. But did his secrets die with him?

 Something terrible happened at Hamilton High last year, and those who survived don't want to relive the past. But Paul has just arrived, and gets the same locker that the shooter used. He wants to know what really happened...and you know what curiosity did to the cat.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Blast Tour, Review & Giveaway ~ Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

Welcome to the Virtual Book Blast Tour for Center of Gravity, an amazing new fictional suspense novel by author Laura McNeill available July 15th, 2015!! This Book Blast includes the blurb, my review, an excerpt, author bio, as well as an awesome giveaway! Check out all the details on the tour page

Monday, July 13, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson

Welcome to my tour stop for When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson. When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson is a historical romance and the tour runs July 13 - July 24 with reviews only. Check out the tour page for more information and the full schedule.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ The Truth: Diary of a Gutsy Tween by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Welcome to my tour stop for The Truth: Diary of a Gutsy Tween by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein! In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. This tour runs from March 27th - July 17th and includes reviews, interviews, excerpts and an awesome giveaway! Check out all the details on the tour page
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ Sandcastle and Other Stories by Justin Bog

Welcome to my tour stop for Sandcastle and Other Stories by Justin Bog! This is The Complete Edition of Justin Bog's first collection of Dark Psychological Suspense Tales. The tour runs from July 2-23rd and includes reviews, interviews and spotlights. Visit the tour page for the complete schedule!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Winter by Sarah Remy

Welcome to my tour stop for Winter by Sarah Remy! Winter is the first book in The Manhattan Exiles series and is a New Adult Urban Fantasy (16+ for violence and language). This is a review tour that runs July 6-17th.   Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ The Escape by Hannah Jayne

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Hannah Jayne
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 
Publication Date: 07-07-15           Pages: 256
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Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out....

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb the forest. Then Avery, the police chief's daughter, stumbles on a body. It's Fletcher-disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still-missing Adam....

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear: No one can escape the truth.
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Review ~ Don't Turn Around by Caroline Mitchell

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Author: Caroline Mitchell
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: 04-24-15           Pages: 318
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You don’t know him. But he knows you. 

Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.

As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.

When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.

 Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …

With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Review ~ Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Author: Sharon Bolton
Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardback
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur Books 
Publication Date: 05-19-15                Pages: 368
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In such a small community as the Falkland Islands, a missing child is unheard of. In such a dangerous landscape it can only be a terrible tragedy, surely...

When another child goes missing, and then a third, it’s no longer possible to believe that their deaths were accidental, and the villagers must admit that there is a murderer among them. Even Catrin Quinn, a damaged woman living a reclusive life after the accidental deaths of her own two sons a few years ago, gets involved in the searches and the speculation.

And suddenly, in this wild and beautiful place that generations have called home, no one feels safe and the hysteria begins to rise.

But three islanders—Catrin, her childhood best friend, Rachel, and her ex-lover Callum—are hiding terrible secrets. And they have two things in common: all three of them are grieving, and none of them trust anyone, not even themselves.

In Little Black Lies, her most shocking and engaging suspense novel to date, Sharon Bolton will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.