Monday, 30 January 2012

Stephen Prosapio, Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum Blog Tour & Giveaway





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Welcome to the Official Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum Blog Tour

It's with great honour that I introduce you to Stephen Prosapio, Author of Ghosts of Rosewood




Stephen Prosapio received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University in Chicago.
After reporting for one of the nation's largest fantasy football websites, footballguys.com, he wrote his first novel, Dream War. Competing against 2,676 other novels, Dream War won a Top Five Finalist award in Gather.com's 2007 First Chapters contest. Dream War was released as an eBook in July 2010 and has often been on the Kindle Best Seller List. His suspense novel Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum was published June of 2011 by Otherworld Publications and has quickly become a favorite by people interested in the paranormal community.

Stephen resides in Oceanside, California and is working on another paranormal suspense novel.

Welcome Stephan to my blog and thank you for the interview.

1.    When and why did you begin writing? What inspired you to write paranormal suspense novels?  I began writing short stories at a fairly young age but didn’t really begin until after college. Mostly short humorous pieces. I was often told that I missed my calling. I apparently was just delaying it. As for why paranormal? Like Stephen King says, “What makes you think I have a choice?”

2.    When did you first consider yourself an author? I don’t know about “author” but it was interesting to become a “professional” writer with deadlines. When I became a game reporter for footballguys.com, I was being paid (at least a little) to watch football and then write about it. It still took on that edge of work. A similar dynamic happens once you’re published. Starting novels just for fun isn’t going to cut it when you’ve got people waiting for the next book in a series!

3.    Did you have a teacher in school who influenced or encouraged you? Unfortunately not with writing; which is unfortunate because it wouldn’t have taken much encouragement to get me writing. I could have honed my skills much earlier. I did have some amazing teachers though, for which I’m incredibly grateful. One such was Mr. Randy Coe of Marist High School.

4.    How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing? Well I don’t think any writer can write honestly unless they’ve experienced some part of their story. I don’t think it taints or colors the writing, I think if you stick to the core of who you are and give something of yourself to your main characters, your writing will stand out.

5.    What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers? “On Writing” by Stephen King. “Hooked” by Les Edgerton.

6.    Some authors say their characters are "real" to them. Is this the case with you? Yes. Absolutely. I traveled to a location to research for the current novel I’m working on. Driving around the town I experienced weird feelings thinking about what my characters “had seen and done” when they’d been in town, and at the same time it was as though I was scouting out what they “would see and do” when they got there.

7.    Which character did you have the most fun writing? Do you like one more than the others? Ohhhh that second question is a trap. Just like offspring/siblings/nieces and nephews, we love them all equally right?  Ha!  My favorite character to write in GHOSTS OF ROSEWOOD ASYLUM was Monsignor Macginty. He came out of the ether and helped me tie together my main character’s past and a few key plot points together…in one humor-filled scene.

8.    Do you ever suffer from writer's block? If so, what do you do to get over it? I suffer from laziness and watching too much television. THAT blocks writing. I don’t believe in the other kind. Writers write. It might be crap at first, but keep writing and the good stuff eventually comes out. When I really need to write, I read for about a half hour or so and then set a timer for a short period of time, maybe 20 minutes, maybe 35. Then I just write. No internet. No emails. No phone calls.

9.    What are you reading right now? Case Closed. It’s nonfiction about how Lee Harvey Oswald really DID kill JFK.

10. Do you ever come up with anything so wild that you scare yourself that leaves you wondering where that came from? Not “so wild” but once during the writing of my current novel, I really spooked myself. I had to quit writing for the night!
11.  What should readers expect from your novel; Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum? Well, if they are open minded, I’d like them to go in without expectations. It’s a fun story and it’s nothing if not unique!

12. What were your feelings when you first saw the finished product of your first book? It’s indescribable. It really is. Having waited so long and having the future of paper books somewhat in question, it was an amazing feeling!

Ghosts of Rosewood AsylumGhosts of Rosewood Asylum by Stephen Prosapio


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Book Description

Zach Kalusky, host of Sci-D TV's Xavier Paranormal Investigators, is ecstatic when he's given the opportunity to explore the most haunted site in Chicago for a Halloween Special: Rosewood Asylum, a place long made off-limits by the local government, plagued by decades of mysterious fires and unexplained events. It's Zach's dream investigation- but there's a catch: the network forces Xavier Paranormal Investigators to partner with the more dramatic-but less ethical-Demon Hunters. Now, Zach must fight for both his show's integrity and his team's loyalty while trying to protect his own secret: that he, himself, is possessed.


MY REVIEW:

 

This is the first book I’ve read by Stephen Prosapio I love ghost stories so I was quite excited to read and review this novel. Stephen’s writing is good his words flowed effortlessly and he did an excellent job with the character’s descriptions and the plot was unique. He combines a ghost story with a behind the scenes look into a reality TV show that investigates paranormal activity. I was hooked after reading the Prologue and the first chapter of this book.



Zach Kalusky is the main character a student at the Saint Xaviour University in Chicago, working on his PhD in Psychology. To help pay for his education Zach works on a tv show called Xaviour Paranormal Investigators. His team has just been told they are going to be allowed in to investigate the Rosewood Asylum but along with his team they have to work with another show’s cast called the Demon Hunters. Most of Zack’s team believe the Demon Hunters are more or less a fraud and not really sure if they can work together effectively. Having little choice the two teams have a meeting and make plans on how things will work. The Rosewood Asylum has been haunted for over 100 years and Zach cannot wait to get inside to get documented proof of the paranormal activity. During the investigation is where this book gets really good, there is mystery, suspense, hauntings, twists and turns and I was sure I had some of it figured out. I couldn’t put this book down till I hit the last page.



I really enjoyed The Ghost’s of Rosewood, the dialogue between the two tv cast’s made me laugh at times, the behind the scenes look into what it takes to put a tv show together is very realistic and Stephen Prosapio writing these scenes must of been fun but you can tell that the author must of spent a great deal of time researching as it seems very realistic. The Ghost-hunting, the history, and the mystery behind Rosewood Asylum are well written, I would suggest you pay close attention some scenes because there is a lot going on. It was a great read and I truly enjoyed this novel and would recommend to anyone who enjoys ghost stories and paranormal books.




My website:  www.prosapio.com

The XPI website:  www.xavierparanormal.com







Monday, 23 January 2012

DEMON SLAVE TOUR



Welcome to the Official Demon's Slave Blog Tour

It's with great honour that I introduce you to Danielle D. Smith, Author of Demon's Slave

Danielle D. Smith was born in San Diego, California, USA. She was first published at age 29. In addition to being a writer of bestselling gritty angel-and-demon themed supernatural fantasy stories that have cracked the Amazon bestseller list and gained a dedicated cult following, she is an accomplished fine artist and illustrator whose visual work has appeared in various public, private, and gallery exhibitions and in national publications, and has studied everything from costuming to tattooing. Dani, as she is known by many who are close to her, lives in San Diego with a large number of books, indie flicks, and documentaries. Her novels appeal to dreamers, troublemakers, dark romantics, horn dogs, and general escapists. She is the proud owner of a beefcake husband, a beautiful new baby boy named Ryker, and several beautiful tattoos. She is hard at work juggling motherhood and working on the graphic novel versions of two of her books, Black Dog and Rebel Rose and Psyche's Gate.


Demon's SlaveDemon's Slave by Danielle D. Smith

Rose, Nephil daughter of a Warrior of Heaven, has betrayed her celestial heritage by falling for the guy from the wrong side of the tracks: Skriker, tattooed half-demon hunter, and the most irresistible chunk of hard meat that she has ever taken to her bed.

Rose knows that there is no love in all of Creation more forbidden than that between an angel and a demon, and that knowledge has left her terribly fragmented, despite her passionate love for her Halfling bad boy.

As Skriker's "Dirty 30" approaches, she will offer him the ultimate birthday gift: she will be his devoted sexual slave for three days and three nights, laying aside her angelic pride to fully commit to his pleasure (and hers) with every part of her being...and neither Heaven nor Hell will have any power to stop it.

**Publisher's Warning: This sordid tale contains graphic BDSM sex, including forceful oral and anal sex, bondage, blindfolding, slapping/spanking, nipple clamps, toe-curling dirty talk, hot wax, and crazy hardcore sex in a church.**


Welcome Danielle to my blog:

1.    What made you decide to write this book?



My fans! I had a conversation on Facebook with a few of my closest fans-turned-friends, and they all told me that they would love to read a story looking strictly into Rose and Skriker’s private life, rather than the regular paranormal hunt with sex thrown in along the way. When I suggested BDSM, the answer was a resounding online “YES!!!” The BDSM theme ended up allowing me to show how much Skriker and Rose’s relationship needed to grow and mature, and how much these two mismatched beings really need each other. I still feel that I made the right choice, and the end result has been a huge success.



2.    What character did you have the most fun writing?


As usual, it has to be Skriker, my salty-and-sweet tattooed half-demon bad boy. He is the most fun character to write in any story, bar none. His humor, sharp wit, laid-back attitude, and demonic ancestry allow me to drop him into pretty much any setting with great success, whether that be a vampire hunt in a rotten ghost town, a barbed wire cage fight in an underground club, or a good sweaty roll in the sheets with his dearest lady love.



3.    How long did it take you to write Demon’s Slave?


On and off, about four months. I was pregnant at the time, and had to work through periods of creative exhaustion where I could barely come up with a missionary position scene. LMFAO! But when the spark came back (sometimes almost at random), I could type for hours and still have the ideas zinging through my cranial corridors while I was trying to go to sleep.


4.    Do you ever come up with anything so wild that you scare yourself that leaves you wondering where that came from?



Oh, yeah. I think that any creative type has those moments…the ones where you start to wonder if you aren’t just a little too twisted for your own good. Apparently my twisted side has come out more often than not in my work…and the book reviews sure reflect that! But what can I say? I gotta be me.


5.    Do you have a favorite book of yours?  Why?


I adore “King Rat”, the debut release of London-based author China Mieville. It’s a twisted, urban “weird” fantasy story retelling the old German Pied Piper tale. I have probably read it ten times and still never get sick of it. It was a major influence on me when I wrote my first two books, “Psyche’s Gate” and “Black Dog and Rebel Rose”. I still bust it out now and then if I need a little bit of dark urban fantasy inspiration while I work on a new project.



6.    As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?


Childhood dream El Numero Uno was to be an artist. I had huge dreams of becoming a great painter…part of me still does. But as I have gotten older, I have moved away from the more fine art aspect of things and into the art-as-storytelling phase of my interest—specifically, graphic novels. I also apprenticed as a tattoo artist for two years, and that was a hugely influential experience for me. Being a writer was a close second. Basically, I ALWAYS knew what I was “meant” to be, and never questioned it. I think I’m lucky in that way, even if the artistic life means periodic poverty and struggle, a bad credit score, too many cigarettes, etc. *wink*

You manage to become more spiritually rich, even if your pocketbook suffers.



7.    What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing/creating your books?



That I could keep researching angels and demons and not get sick of them. I have amassed a small library of angel and demon-focused literature, including ancient history, anthropology, sociology, art, fiction, Biblical/Judaic literature, etc. and I have yet to feel bored when busting out one of these incredible resources. Vampires and werewolves may be the trend, but angels and demons are most definitely my paranormal meat and milk.



8.    What do you do to unwind and relax?



Hmmm…one thing I won’t mention and leave to your fine imaginations. ;-) Moving on, I love to read (of course), watch great movies and TV shows (my current addiction is “Sons of Anarchy”), draw random images of my characters that won’t actually go onto a book cover or into the comic book I’m working on right now, smoke Camel cigarettes, sample the food and wine of my hometown, and generally just tool around with my hubby or my little sister.


9.    What does your family think of your writing?


They love it! My dad always says, “Dani, you should be a millionaire.” I say, “I wish!!!” Very sweet sentiment from a parental-unit, but as the old saying goes, you can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which ones get filled first. LOL!


10. Do you have any suggestions for budding writers?



Rule #1: Write what YOU would want to read. As you have noticed, I don’t write vamp or shifter stories because I’m tired of them and have lost all interest, even though I’d make more money if I did. You need to decide if you want to write something that you would enjoy, or if you are just trying to jump on the bandwagon of mainstream fiction. I always choose integrity…er…I mean, what I would enjoy reading. It makes me a non-mainstream writer with a non-mainstream image, but whatever. Rule #2: Polish, polish, polish!!! As in “till it shines”, not “sausage”. (Don’t we just love the English language?) Make your manuscript the best it can be, and when you submit it, follow their rules EXACTLY. When you sign along the dotted line on that first contract, it will have been worth the pain-in-the-ass submittal hoops they made you jump through. Rule #3: DON’T GIVE UP!!! Seriously.


11. Do you hear from your readers much?  What kinds of things do they say?


I hear from my readers all the time, especially via Facebook, and I wish even more would contact me, only because I love hearing from them so very much. Usually they tell me that they love my work because it ain’t the same old thing. And they love Skriker. Ohhh, MAN, to my reading ladies love the old Skriker man! I think he’s become the naughty fantasy of about half of Australia alone. LOL. Sometimes I’ll get an email or message with some kind of criticism tacked on—“your plot was predictable” or “you used to much foul language” or my favorite, “Black Dog and Rebel Rose read like a Duke Nuke ‘Em video game with sex in it”—and that’s good, too. I like hearing the good and the bad. The good makes me feel, well, GOOD, and the bad makes me go, “Hmmm…something to learn from/think about.” Anyone who says a writer stops honing his/her craft after they get pubbed is full o’ shit. You never stop learning…that’s what life is.



12. What elements do you need to make a good story?



A.) Interesting characters that aren’t too “perfect”. One huge pet peeve of mine in the PNR genre is the heroine who is “perfect in every way”. She can kill 20 guys even though she weighs 90 lbs. Every dude wants to fuck her and falls at her feet. Gets REALLY old. Yes, my main heroine is a kickass chick with a hot body, but she has FLAWS. Her face is scarred, her soul is fragmented. She’s shitty to her man more than she should be. She has room to grow. Make your characters interesting and they will be your foundation. B.) Pull a plot out of your pretty ass that doesn’t read like the same old thing. Mix it up a bit…and don’t get scared.



13. What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?



Cigarettes and strong coffee. And the cajones (testicles) big enough to say, “I’m gonna do this, so f*** you all who say I can’t.”

14. What are you reading right now?


“Primal Myths” by Barbara Sproul.

15. What were your feelings when your first novel was accepted/when you first saw the cover of the finished product?

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! And then I  performed the “fuck you” dance for everyone who said I couldn’t do it.






Please find below the schedule for Demon's Slave Tour:





January 23rd, 2012
(Guest Post, Giveaway)


January 24th, 2012
(Introduction, Author Interview)


January 25th, 2012
(Guest Post, Giveaway)


January 26th, 2012
(Review, Guest Post, Giveaway)


January 27th, 2012
(Review, Guest Post)


January 30th, 2012
(Review)


January 31st, 2012
(Author Interview, Giveaway)


February 1st, 2012
(Review, Character Interview, Giveaway)


February 2nd, 2012
(Guest Post)


February 3rd, 2012
(Character Interview, Giveaway)

Friday, 20 January 2012

Blue Sky Days Blog Tour & Giveaway

 Marie Landry, Author

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Blue Sky Days
It's with great honour that I introduce you to Marie Landry, Author of this fabulous book Blue Sky Days.

Welcome Marie to My Blog:




Marie Landry has always been a daydreamer. She has created imaginary worlds for as long as she can remember, so it only seemed natural that she would become a writer. With a passion for words that started in early childhood, Marie has written a varied range of works, and has been freelance writing since 2009. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, or having grand adventures with her two precious nephews.
 
Please visit her blog at http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.com 
And her author site at http://marielandry.blogspot.com
Now, enjoy the interview!
1. Did you always want to be a writer? And what inspired you to write?
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer. I started writing stories at a very young age, and never stopped. I'm not sure if there was any one thing, event, or person that got me into writing, I think it's just a part of me. The ideas have always been there, no matter where I am or what I'm doing.
 
2. How would you describe Blue Sky Days?
Blue Sky Days is part coming-of-age story and part love story. It's about a girl who leaves home to find herself, and in the process, she finds love in all its different forms. She learns a lot about herself, and about friendship, strength, courage, and love. It's a story that takes the reader on a very emotional journey—one that I think (and hope) has a wide appeal. 
3. Which character did you have the most fun writing?
I loved writing all my characters, but I probably had the most fun with Nicholas. He's such a free spirit, and is so happy and eager and almost childlike in his enthusiasm and lust for life. There were times when it felt like he took over because ideas for thing he would say or do would just pop into my head randomly and I'd end up going with it. Even though he's a completely fictional character, and I created him, I would find myself laughing at things he said and did. He was definitely a fun character to write. Daisy was a lot of fun for many of those same reasons.
   
4. What was your main source of inspiration for the story?

Well, a large part of the story is Nicholas's battle with cancer, and then how he and Emma deal with it. When I was eight, my dad was diagnosed with leukemia, and he suffered for two years before passing away. I always knew I would work cancer into a story somehow, because the emotions would be real, and because I could draw on personal experience.

5. What should readers expect from Blue Sky Days?

A lot of emotion. A few readers have told me that the book was an emotional roller coaster for them—joy, sadness, anger, laughter, and tears. I think ultimately, it's a book that will leave you feeling good...and that might make you hug your loved ones a little bit tighter.  

6. How did you come up with the title of your book?

Usually naming a book is the hardest part for me, but with Blue Sky Days, I actually started with the title. It just came to me. I've always been affected by the weather—I have much more energy and feel happier and more motivated on sunny blue sky days. The idea developed from there.

7. What books have influenced your life most?

The Harry Potter books. I don't even write fantasy (although it's something I'd like to try my hand at eventually), but those books changed my life, and the way I read and write. They have everything—action, humour, suspense, romance, friendship, life lessons—and are so well-written, they have the ability to touch me on a very deep level, no matter how many times I read them. They've made me strive to be a better writer.

8. What are your current projects?
   
Right now, I'm starting work on an adult contemporary romance set in Ireland. I don't want to say too much, because I don't usually talk about what I'm writing (kind of a silly superstition with me), but I've had this idea for years, and I can't wait to really start getting it out. After that, I'll be going back to young adult with a story about faeries.

9. Do you see writing as a career?
   
Absolutely. I've been freelance writing since 2009, and slowly working toward my ultimate goal of being a published author. Now I'm living my dream, and it's all I want to do.
   
10. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
   
I wanted to be an author. Always. Literally as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be an author. I toyed with the idea of being a teacher, and was even a preschool teacher and then a nanny for a few years, but writing has always been my passion.
   
11. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
   
Since Blue Sky Days is my debut novel and was just released, hearing from readers is a very new experience for me. I’ve had an immense amount of support and encouragement from book bloggers especially, as well as fellow writers. It touches me so deeply when people tell me how emotional they got when reading the book, how much they loved the characters, and how they like my writing style. It's actually still kind of mind-boggling to me!
   
12. Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
   
I'd love to be able to do this for the rest of my life. I have so many ideas for novels, and I want to be able to entertain and inspire people for as long as I'm able to, and for as long as people are willing to read my books!
   
13. What were your feelings when your first novel was accepted?

Since I'm a self-published author, everything was up to me. I spent weeks and weeks researching self-publishing before I realized it was the right decision for me. Even then, it was really scary knowing that I was taking a huge leap of faith, but I wanted to have control of my work, and I liked the idea of being an entrepreneur—taking my future into my own hands and running with it.
 
14. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your book?

I guess the most surprising thing was that I could actually do it. When I originally wrote the book seven years ago, it was technically finished, but it wasn't a full novel length. I had no idea how to flesh it out and make it longer. When I came back to it in 2011, I was worried I might not be able to make it longer, or make it better, since I knew it needed a lot of structural work, too. I didn't have to worry though, because within a few weeks, I had tripled the word count, and I had a finished product that I was extremely proud of. So I guess the take-away from that is to just believe in yourself, work hard, and you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
   
15. Who designed the covers?
   
I designed the cover myself, which was exciting and frustrating at the same time. I had an idea in mind, but couldn't find models that fit my idea, plus I didn't have a good quality camera. I scoured the internet searching for images, and it took me forever to decide on a picture, and then to settle on a design I was happy with. It still gives me a thrill to see my book cover on websites and blogs, knowing the hours of work I put into it. 
 
If you'd like to learn more about how I designed the cover, Kathy from I Write, I Read, I Review is hosting a guest post from me about that subject on February 11th as part of the Blue Sky Days Blog Tour.
   
16. What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Getting through the parts about cancer. Even though I knew what was going to happen, and even though I was writing it myself, I would cry like a baby. In fact, I read the book dozens of times during the revision and editing process, and I cried every single time. It took me back to my childhood and my dad's illness, and the pain was so real for me that I poured it into the book and turned it into something I could be happy with, and that I know my dad would be happy with and proud of.

17. Any last thoughts or words of wisdom you would like to share with the readers?
   
I'd just like to thank people for their support. If you're reading this, or if you've read the book or plan to read the book, I thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart. I hope you love Emma and Nicholas as much as I do, and enjoy their story as much as I enjoyed writing it. I'd also like to encourage you to follow your own dreams. I'm living proof that dreams can and do come true.
   
Thank you for having me here today, Tana, and for asking such thorough and insightful questions. It's been a pleasure!

You can find me pretty much all over the web
My book blog - Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Facebook fan page: Marie Landry, Writer
Facebook book page: Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry
GoodReads book page
GoodReads author page
Twitter
LinkedIn
YouTube     (just a note if you see a read more click on it to enter the giveaway)


Thursday, 19 January 2012


Hi Everyone, welcome to the 4rth stop of the Half-Blood Blog Tour
This blog tour is so celebrate the upcoming release of Half-Black Soul, the second book in the Alexa Montgomery Saga by HD Gordon.


Book 2, Half-Black Soul is due for release January 31st.



Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga) by H.D. Gordon


Author: H.D. Gordon
Publish date: 5th September 2011
Source: Book blog tour
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #1)Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Book Description:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.


Kayden's Character Post
If I had been forced to speak in the instant after I saw her, I’m certain I would have stumbled over my words. For a small moment, I could do nothing but stare, and time seemed to be extra generous to me, as if it understood that what I’d caught sight of deserved decelerated perception. It took only a heartbeat to memorize her, so that I could, and most certainly would revisit the image later at my own leisure. Sure, she was beautiful, but what was stunning, what made me dumbfounded for that instant, and seemed to freeze the very air in its place, was the sheer… light that radiated from her. I had to look away. If she caught me staring, and returned the favor, I may well have melted into the earth and disappeared. It would have been a fine way to go. When I realized Gavin was going to send her away, I panicked. Send her away? Was this one moment all the time I would have with her? I couldn’t let that be so. Now that she was here, I couldn’t imagine her not being so again. I suppose I’d never imagined that I would find her; I’d been afraid to entertain the idea that she existed. And, now, nothing would be the same again. I’ll admit that it was frightening, as all major change tends to be, and I could tell by looking at her that gaining her trust would be like convincing a starving lion not to eat me, but I had no choice. Perhaps I never had one at all. My Warrior had arrived, and with her, the purpose to my existence was made clear. My world had righted itself in one rapid, mind-numbing moment, and finally, life seemed to truly begin. That’s all I can really say about it, and even these words fall helplessly short.  

My Review:

A new author H.D. Gordon debut novel is worth picking up and reading. If you love PNR/UF then you will not be disappointed with this book. H.D. Gordon’s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening.


When I first opened the book it seemed it was about a lonely young woman who was living in a very abusive home. It talked about her mother hitting her and I had to remember what genre I was reading so of course I knew there was a reason.


We are introduced to her sister Nelly, her mother and her one and only friend Jackson. In a fight for their life’s Alexa finds out more about herself and why all the practicing she has done with her mother is going to come in very handy.
This story is full of suspense, mystery and of course has a few young men who are falling for Alexa; I would almost say it’s more than a love triangle as there are a few men introduced to the story. This book is a page turner and left me wanting more. I cannot wait for this saga to continue. As any new series we know we will have to wait for book two. I am hoping H.D. Gordon is writing as I type.


I would recommend this book to all my friends who love reading PNR.


I don’t give book 5 stars a lot, to be a book that rates 5 is a novel that one I can’t put down or stop thinking about. The writing was excellent and like I said I never put the book down. This novel deserved the 5 star rating.


View all my reviews


If you stop by all of the blogs and leave a comment you will be entered to win a paperback copy of Blood Warrior.


Blood Warrior available in Paperback!
Order it from createspace today!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Half-Black Soul Tour - And Giveaway Win a ebook copy of Blood Warrior


****Information for the Rest of the Tour****

Join us on the rest of the Half-Black Soul tour.....


January 16th - Kay @ K-Books

January 17th - Shieka @ Doctor's Notes

January 18th - Cecelia @ Cecelia Robert's Written Word

January 19th - Tana @ Tana Rae Reads

January 20th - Vanya @ YA Story Teller

January 23rd - Karla @ Book Addict

January 24th - Tt @ Never Ending Stories

January 25th - Maghon @ Happy Tails and Tales

January 26th - Erica @ Ink Spots and Roses

January 27th - Lissa @ The Book Nut Reviews

January 30th - Taneesha @ A Diary of a Book Addict

January 31st - HD Gordon


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Monday, 16 January 2012

The Iwishacana/Acanawishi Blog Tour: Review


I'm so glad y'all are on here to be on this book tour with us! Welcome to the third review of the book, but first here is the Summary!



Author: Larissa Hinton
A summary of the book:

Where rules are meant to be broken
Anissa is constantly on the run from the police and can't seem to stay out of trouble.
Secrets are meant to be kept
Until Anissa hides Florence in her bedroom and her mother finds out. There's only one thing left to do: Send her to Juvenile Cop Camp to erase all of her crimes.
And everything isn't what it seems


There's only one problem: Anissa is innocent.


MY REVIEW:

Iwishacana/AcanawishiIwishacana/Acanawishi by Larissa Hinton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Iwishacana/Acanawishi – by Larissa Hinton

This is the first book I’ve read by Larissa Hinton, Iwishacana/Acanawishi has a unique plot which is always nice to read something out of the ordinary. The character descriptions were a bit lacking and there were times I was a bit confused but it didn’t stop me from reading on. If you enjoy fantasy novels this is a novel for you once I got into this novel I did enjoy it.

I really liked the idea of the world Larissa Hinton has created where you can just wish for something and it appears right in front of you. Really who wouldn’t love this world called Iwishacana where your wishes come true. There are some rules and we do learn that when babies are born they are implanted with a chip and this is the key to how this all works. The main plot is about Anissa who is in her teenage rebellion stage and when Laura her mother finds her in bed with Florence she send Anissa off to Juvenile Police Camp.

This novel is interesting and it appears there may be a sequel to Iwishacana this book does have a lot of potential the story line is unique and different from anything out there right now. The ending surprises you and I can see a lot of potential in this series.

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