Friday, August 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR! [Interview + GIVEAWAY!] EVERLAST by Andria Buchanan

by Andria Buchanan
Pub. Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 320

Allie Munroe has only ever wanted to belong, maybe even be well liked. But even though she’s nice and smart and has a couple of friends, she’s still pretty much the invisible girl at school. So when the chance to work with her friends and some of the popular kids on an English project comes up, Allie jumps at the chance to be noticed.
And her plan would have worked out just fine…if they hadn’t been sucked into a magical realm through a dusty old book of fairy tales in the middle of the library.
Now, Allie and her classmates are stuck in Nerissette, a world where karma rules and your social status is determined by what you deserve. Which makes a misfit like Allie the Crown Princess, and her archrival the scullery maid. And the only way out is for Allie to rally and lead the people of Nerissette against the evil forces that threaten their very existence.

Patricia's a small town girl who was blessed with a large tree in the  backyard that was a perfect spot for reading on summer days. Mixed with  too much imagination it made her a bratty child but fated her to become  a storyteller. After a stint of “thinking practically” in her twenties  she earned degrees in Business and Economics and worked for a software  firm in southwestern Germany but, her passion has always been a good  book. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her two wonderful kids and a husband  that learned the gourmet art of frozen pizzas to give her more time to  write. When she's not writing she can be found fencing and arguing with  her dogs about plot points. Most days the Beagle wins but the Dalmatian  is in close second. She's in a distant third.  Patricia writes adult Paranormal under the name Patricia Eimer and  writes Young Adult books under the name Andria Buchanan.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Oooh rough call. Right now I’d have to say it’s either Ben and Jerry’s Everything But… or Phish Food.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Cold pepperoni pizza or Cheerios with Mountain Dew in them instead of milk. The breakfasts of champions.

Night owl, or early bird?
Definitely a night owl.

One food you would never eat?
Escargot. I was at dinner once with someone who ordered it and I couldn’t even eat my food it was so gross looking. So gross looking. Even now, just thinking about it, I’m putting down my Hostess Cupcake.

Skittles or M&Ms?

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
I actually wanted to be a librarian because I thought they got to live at the library and stay with the books all night—which for some reason just sounded so awesome to me. I know, I’m such a dork.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
I’d pay off all my bills and then probably put in a heated, in ground, Olympic size swimming pool in the back yard for my daughter since she’s a competitive swimmer. And then one of those Velcro wall thingies and a giant trampoline.

Print or Ebook?
As long as there’s a story written on it I’d read it on toilet paper strewn across my lawn that’s how little I care about reading platforms.

What movie are you looking forward to this year?
The second Hobbit movie. The new Thor—just for Loki. The new Avengers.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....
Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen is a romance novel goddess even all these years later.

What is next on your to read list?
The next Rick Riordan book. My oldest and I are reading them together two chapters at a time before bed each night just to prepare for when it releases. That’s like our last ‘bedtime’ ritual we have now that she’s reached junior high and I’m holding onto it as long as I can.

Any other books in the works?
So many that it’s not even funny. In YA I’ve got a Revenge of the Nerds sort of book that I’m finishing up right now that revolves around the class nerd taking on the Head Cheerleader for Prom Queen and ends up falling for the most eligible bad boy in school and I’m starting to plot out another YA trilogy—this one a darker dystopic fantasy—where a young healer is forced to team up with a demon to save her younger brother from an evil witch. I’m definitely trying to work in a very dark sort of fairytale theme to it.

Thanks! You’re awesome! :D
Thanks for having me!

Tour Schedule:
8/19/2013- BookHounds YA- Interview
8/20/2013- The Happy Booker- Review
8/21/2013- Nick's Book Blog - Guest Post
8/22/2013- Heather Hearts Books- Review
8/23/2013- A Backwards Story- Guest Post
8/26/2013- Musings of a Blogder- Interview
8/27/2013- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review
8/28/2013- TiffanyLovesBooks- Review
8/29/2013- K-Books- Guest Post

8/30/2013- Mom With A Kindle- Interview

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BLOG TOUR!! [Interview + GIVEAWAY!] The Big Empty by Ritch Gaiti

The Big Empty
by Ritch Gaiti
Release Date: May 31, 2013
364 pages

Book Blurb:
The ten years had slipped by like a century.  I never thought I’d see New York again and now I find myself buried in its bowels, unsure of what I was after – but I couldn’t stop until I found it. I snaked through the city bureaucracy, historical landmarks and some of the most prominent properties in the city, all intricately linked. Nothing fit, yet everything connected and answers only bred more questions. Somehow it had all been mysteriously tied back to me.

Deep within a maze of deceptions and betrayals, I uncovered a massive conspiracy among the most esteemed organizations in the world–and the truth that had sent my life into a tailspin ten years ago was far from true. Suddenly, this seemingly routine assignment had enormous stakes and consequences. Now it was up to me to mend an ancient injustice and the fate of an entire culture.
Some Reviews

“…masterfully conceived, exquisitely written, dramatically atmospheric…Highly recommended.”  Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado/Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

 “…a home run with fiction lovers, conspiracy theorists and anyone who likes a fast-paced mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.” Pacific Book Review

“…characters are detailed, realistic, and incredibly three dimensional…you are never exactly sure who is trustworthy.” Laurie Love,

Ritch Gaiti is an author, an artist and a former Wall Street Executive. He focuses on a wide range of subjects and genres: from drama to suspense to humor; from fiction to non-fiction. His first book, Points, Women Have Them, Men Need Them, was a humorous relationship book. Afterwards, sticking with humor, he wrote Tweet, a fictional satire on consumerism and the advertising industry. Recently, Tweet has been optioned for a feature film. His last book, Dutching the Book, a fictional drama based on real people and events, delivers an absorbing story about horse racing and gambling in 1960’s Brooklyn.
Ritch has also written articles for magazines, including Private Wealth, Tango and Balance magazines and has been featured on national TV and radio, including a guest appearance on the Today Show, opposite Joan Rivers.
In addition to writing, Ritch is a recognized artist who exhibits regularly in galleries and museums across the country. His portfolio can be viewed on: He is also recreational pilot and enjoys tennis and skiing.

If you could travel in a time machine where would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would travel to yesterday. I would never want to see the future-it would take the mystery out of life. I would love to be a fly on the wall while Steve Jobs or Leonardo DaVinci did their magic.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A refrigerator and a very long extension cord. Ok, maybe a knife, a firestarter and a picture of my family.

What is one book everyone should read?
A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’ve been a huge Superman fan since I was tiny and I always wanted to fly. I even got my pilot’s license-been flying for about ten years.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon, eggs, rye toast and OJ

What book are reading now?
THE BIG EMPTY-actually, I am reading my own book as a reader- a luxury that authors rarely get to experience. After reading it over a two hundred times while it went through the various stages of development, I was very surprised that I still anticipated the next chapter and was. occasionally, surprised at what happened.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Winter and snow – as long as it’s only for a season. I love the change of seasons – I even like summer a little bit but not for too long.

What was your favorite children's book?
I don’t think I have one….

Any pet peeves?
Narrow minded people, inconsiderate people, useless self-serving politicians, excessive consumerism where the individual has no say, standing in line, being on hold, computer phone calls, arrogance (probably a few others…)

Beach or Pool?
Pool or lake

M&M’s Or Skittles?
Definitely M&Ms

Favorite Ice cream?
Chocolate Chip

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?
The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I have two other books in my creative pipeline – Up the Corp, a satire about corporate life and Mosaic, a black comedic mystery.

Thanks for visiting today!! :)

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PROMO BLITZ! John Smith By Roland Hughes

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By Roland Hughes

Dystopian / Sy Fy
Date Published: 5/3/2013

What if the Mayans got the start of the end correct because they had survived it once before? What if our written history was just as accurate as the old tale about three blind men describing an elephant? What if classic science fiction writing and television shows each got a piece of it correct, would you know which ones? If your eyes can only see a tiny portion of a collage do you know it is a collage?

Fans of Babylon 5, Star Trek TNG, Battle Star Galactica (the new one) and classic science fiction writing will enjoy the bountiful Easter Egg hunt contained within. When you were a child you learned to connect paper clips or thread beads together to make a necklace. Sit back and watch the beads you’ve had all your life form the picture you could not see. Consider for one second the possibility of the story, then hang onto your mind with both hands while you take the ride.

Roland Hughes

Author Bio:

Roland Hughes is the president of Logikal Solutions, a business applications consulting firm specializing in VMS platforms. Hughes serves as a lead consultant with over two decades of experience using computers and operating systems originally created by Digital Equipment Corporation (now owned by Hewlett-Packard).

With a degree in Computer Information Systems, the author's experience is focused on OpenVMS systems across a variety of diverse industries including heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, stock exchanges, tax accounting, and hardware value-added resellers, to name a few. Working throughout these industries has strengthened the author's unique skill set and given him a broad perspective on the role and value of OpenVMS in industry.

Mr. Hughes' technical skill sets include the following tools that enable him to master and improve OpenVMS applications: DEC/VAXC, DEC/VAX C++, DEC BASIC, DCL, ACMS, MQ Series, DEC COBOL, RDB, POWERHOUSE, SQL, CMS/MMS, Oracle 8i, FORTRAN, FMS, and Java, among others. Being fluent in so many technical languages enables Hughes to share his knowledge more easily with other programmers. 

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COVER REVEAL!! Forty Nights (Neima's Ark #2) by Stephanie Parent

Forty Nights (Neima's Ark #2)
Release Date: September 2013
Cover Designed by: 
Najla Qamber Designs

Summary from Goodreads:
Neima, her family, and her grandfather Noah have found themselves trapped aboard an ark as a great flood destroys all life in the world. As their time aboard the ark lengthens, food begins to run out, wild animals grow restless, and family tensions become as much of a threat as the flood outside. In the second and final installment of Neima’s Ark, the stakes are higher, the conflicts are greater, and Neima finds herself facing a choice as impossible as the destruction all around her.

Forty Nights is a continuation of the story begun in Forty Days, and it’s recommended that you read Forty Days first for the best experience. Forty Nights does, however, contain a character guide to refresh readers’ memories. The Neima’s Ark series is a historical, feminist reimagining of the story of Noah’s Ark rather than a religiously oriented one, and the novels are best suited for readers who are comfortable with new interpretations of biblical stories.

Book One:
(Linked to Goodreads)
Forty Days is currently FREE!  Get your copy!
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About the Author
Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.

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COVER & BLURB REVEAL!! The Guardians Crown (The Guardians #5) by Wendy Owens!

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Today is the cover and blurb reveal for The Guardians Crown (The Guardians #5) by Wendy Owens!
The Guardians Crown is set to release on September 27, 2013. If you have not yet picked up The Guardians Series, start with the first book Sacred Bloodlines.

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Book Blurb:
Gabe is finally forced to answer the ultimate question, will he give his life to save the world? What about just to save the one he loves the most? The Guardians struggle to find another way--ideas that don't involve Gabe's death--to defeat Baal. Time is running out. What will Gabe choose? What price will he pay for that choice?

About Wendy Owens
5038955Wendy Owens is a 34 year old author, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. For several years she created and sold her own artwork. In 2011 she gave her true love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time, as though it had been fighting to get out. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, will be concluded with the fifth and final book in 2013.
  When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups, lovingly nicknamed stinks and chubbs. She also loves to cook and is a film fanatic.
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COVER REVEAL!!! Bound by Wish and Mistletoe by Kat Bastion

Title: Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
Author: Kat Bastion
 Expected release: November 4th, 2013
  Genre: Paranormal Romance / Highlander Romance
  Age Group: Adult
  Cover designed by: Mooney Designs  

  Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever. Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever. When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms. Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment when all seems lost . . . hope, faith, and love prevail, transforming silent prayers into wishes granted.  

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  About the Author 
 Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature. On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love. Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world. Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. 

Visit her blog at, her website at, and her Twitter account at for more information. 

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Guest Post & Trailer + GIVEAWAY!] Hold Tight (Embrace, #2) by Cherie Colyer

Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)
by Cherie Colyer
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication: August 20, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.


by Cherie Colyer

Embrace, book one in the series, was all about the Powers, and much like Madison did in the book I had spent a lot of time researching witchcraft. I then put my own spin on it by having a witch’s powers fueled not only by natural, but by their emotions. I gave magic a taste and smell—chocolate covered strawberries scent the air when Madison uses positive emotions to fuel her powers while the smell of copper taints the air when she uses anger, hatred and other negative emotions. Another characteristic of those who possess the Powers is that their magic collide when they touch, creating an actual spark much like static electricity. Isaac uses the latter to his advantage, shaking hands with someone in order to know if the person he’s talking to is like him. It’s this same attribute that has made kissing Madison a challenge.

I enjoyed bending and twisting what I knew about witchcraft to create an intriguing world for Madison and her friends, and the Powers are only the beginning. In Hold Tight, Madison’s working on mastering her powers. She’s come a long way since Embrace, but has an even longer way to go before she fully understands everything there is to know about the supernatural world around her. Spiteful classmates are the least of her worries in book two, which introduces Fae.

There’s a lot of lore about faeries. For instance, did you know that there are dozens of different types of faeries? From brownies to sprites some of these creatures help humans while others wish to destroy them. And the lore of who can see the Fae varies as much as does what they look like.

The faeries in Hold Tight can blend in with humans by donning a glamour. They’re beautiful, alluring, vengeful, and they survive by drawing energy from nature, getting the greatest fix from humans. Isaac describes them perfectly: devious creatures that will twist your words to their advantage.

Too bad Madison didn’t heed his warning. Of course, if she had Hold Tight wouldn’t exist.

Thanks to Mom with a Kindle for having me on her blog. I hope you’ll check out the rest of the stops on the tour.

Cherie Colyer is the author of  YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers.

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