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Epiphany by Christina Jean Michaels Blog Tour

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Title: Epiphany (4.5 STARS)

 Author:  Christina Jean Michaels

 Release: July 19, 2012

 Age Group: New Adult/Adult

 Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense

 Links to the book:

 Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17704279-epiphany

 Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Epiphany-Legacy-of-Payne-ebook/dp/B00E0LUEKQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1374888088&sr=8-5&keywords=epiphany

 Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/epiphany-christina-jean-michaels/1116093314?ean=2940148739920

 EpiphanycoverBook Description:

 “I had my first psychic dream when I was nine. Psychic implied power, and powerful wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself. I couldn’t foretell the future or conjure visions at will, but I couldn’t think of a more fitting word to describe what I sometimes saw in my dreams.”
For 23-year-old Mackenzie Hill, tossing her life down the garbage disposal is easy after a painful incident shatters her life. Her heart is bleeding, and moving to Watcher’s Point is a chance to start anew, only she isn’t prepared for the guy who walks out of her dreams and into the flesh. Literally . . . because she’s been dreaming about this sexy stranger for years.

Mackenzie is even less prepared to face the dark nature of her dreams. They’ve turned disturbingly gruesome, full of blood and murder, and when they begin to coincide with the media’s headlines, she and Aidan realize her visions might be the key to stopping a madman from killing again.

Only Aidan has painful secrets of his own, and perhaps the biggest danger of all is falling for him.

Review

Wow, this story kept me on my toes at all times.  What a thriller this story was, and it even had some romance in it.

Mac has an unwanted talent of having dreams.  These are no ordinary dreams.  They predict what has happened, or what will happen.  In these dreams she sees women who are getting murdered.  She also sees the man (Aiden) who has the potential of being important in her life.

I enjoyed having such a great mystery to read.  There were twists and turns running through the whole story.

Will Mac’s dreams help find the killer?  Can she actually have a relationship with the man in her dreams?  Or is time too late for all of them?

 MeAbout the Author

 Christina Jean Michaels was born in Paradise, California, but she has found the true home of her heart in Eugene, Oregon where she finds plenty of inspiration for storytelling.

When she was young, her mother said she hated words. Now she can’t imagine not writing. She became an avid reader when she was thirteen and discovered the world of Sweet Valley High. About a year later she realized she could play God and write about her own characters. She has been writing in some form ever since.

She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

Author Social Media Links:

Blog: http://christinajmichaels.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinajmichaels

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cjmichaels80

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7024895.Christina_Jean_Michaels

 

 Tour Giveaway:

(4) Signed Print Copies of Epiphany – US Only

(3) Epiphany ebooks (via Amazon)

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The Innocent (The Protege #2) by Kailin Gow

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Title:   The Innocent (The Protégé #2)

Author:  Kailin Gow

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica 18+

Publication Date:  August 25, 2013

Event organized by: Literati Author Services

The Innocent (Protege #2) by Kailin Gow - close up web versionSynopsis

What started out as revenge has turned into passion.  Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception.  Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both?  Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he’s willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price’s charms and sexy ways more than she appears?  Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.

Review

OMG!!!  I totally love Kailin Gow’s books.  The Innocent is the second book in the trilogy of The Protege.  You need to read the first book (The Protege) before reading The Innocent.  In the book, The Protege, the reader sees the first glimpse of Serena Singleton and Sebastian Sorensen.  Sebastian Sorensen is a composer as well as a music professor at a university.  Serena comes into play because she needs to find a advisor, and she wants Sebastian to be it.  Needless to say, that there is chemistry between them, and bumps along the way.

The second book in the series starts off with finding out the history of how Serena initially met Sebastian.  The thing that we never exactly knew is the life that was hers before Serena was picked up by a man claiming to rescue her.  This man directly effects the relationship between Serena and Sebastian.

When this man comes back into the picture, Serena loses her freedom by returning to him.  He believes he is her master.  I can tell you though that he a mean in all ways.  He is an abuser, a manipulator, and a bully.  He punishes Serena, and humiliates her at all costs.  He even brainwashes her to believe that he loves her and she loves him.  Kailin does an excellent job in creating him as the villain in the story.

I could go on about The Protege trilogy for days.  In a summary, I will tell you that the book open’s your eyes to someone living a life of a submissive who is being abused.  I had sympathy for Serena because it is hard to fight for your freedom.  Sebastian offered her the world, but because the abuser became such an integral part of Serena and Sebastian’s relationship, Serena felt like she had to return to the abuser.  Sebastian appears to be moody, but Serena helps him find love in his heart.  That hardest part for me in the book was watching Serena and Sebastian not being together.  Honestly, I have never wanted bad things to happen to anyone, but I wanted Serena’s abuser to be hit by a mack truck.

I look forward to reading the third book in The Protege.  Also, there is a little surprise in the book (a sneak peak).  I am going tonight to download more of Kailin’s books’.

The other item that I wanted to mention was the I feel very humbled by The Protege trilogy mentioning honor to those victims of abuse.

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18302601-the-innocent

 Purchase Links:  Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA

About the Author

A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television)in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She’d love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at kailingowbooks (at)aol (dot)com or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.

Social Media Links

 Blog / Twitter / Facebook / YA Facebook / Goodreads

For up to the minute information on new releases, contests, appearances, and news, sign up for her newsletter Kailingown.com and her adult blog, authorkailingow.blogspot.com.

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Hold Tight (Embrace, #2) by Cherie Colyer Blog Tour

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Title: Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)

Author: Cherie Colyer

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Publication: August 20, 2013

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Hold Tight Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulgzU1HOucU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUF7NMnbVqvNKzFcstlzQvjA

Links to find the book:

Goodreads –  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17668651-hold-tight

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hold-Tight-Embrace-ebook/dp/B00ENLOCAQ/ref=sr_1_4_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376953301&sr=1-4&keywords=cherie+colyer

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hold-tight-cherie-colyer/1116525771?ean=9781623420390

EmbraceFINALHold Tight CoverBook 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.

Review

Cherie ColyerAbout the Author

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.

Author Social Media Links:

Website – http://cheriecolyer.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cherie.colyer

Twitter – @CherieColyer; https://twitter.com/CherieColyer

Tour Giveaway: 

(2) Print Copies of Embrace and Hold Tight– US/Canada

(10) eBooks of Embrace (emailed in PDF, mobi and epub ePack) – International

 Approx. value = $70.50 USD

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Hold Tight (Embrace #2) by Cherie Colyer Blog Tour

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Title: Hold Tight (Embrace, #2) (5 Star)

Author: Cherie Colyer

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Publication: August 20, 2013

Age Group: Young Adult

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Hold Tight Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulgzU1HOucU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUF7NMnbVqvNKzFcstlzQvjA

Links to find the book:

Goodreads –  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17668651-hold-tight

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Hold-Tight-Embrace-ebook/dp/B00ENLOCAQ/ref=sr_1_4_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376953301&sr=1-4&keywords=cherie+colyer

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hold-tight-cherie-colyer/1116525771?ean=9781623420390

 

EmbraceFINALHold Tight CoverBook 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.

Review

Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace series.  It follows the title, Embrace.  To fully understand Hold Tight, you need to have read Embrace.

I initially want to discuss Embrace.  Madison meets a new boy Isaac, and there are sparks between them.  Literally electric shocking sparks.  That had me mystified on what was happening between them.  Isaac to me is a mystery, and I found myself wanting to know more about him.  He is like a puzzle piece needing to find its correct spot.  There is some mystery in this book, so watch for some clues as you read along.

Going into Hold Tight, the story starts off with Madison trying out new powers.  She is also having a hard time locking her powers in.  This means every time she kisses her boyfriend, she shocks him.  This forces them to take them slower than they really want.

Hold Tight caught my attention from the very first paragraph.  It is fast paced, and there is never one moment that is slow.  That is a book that I can enjoy from beginning to end.

So if you like magic and you love thrills,  Hold Tight is a book for you.  Doesn’t help to include some hot witch boyfriend.

About the Author

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.

Author Social Media Links:

Website – http://cheriecolyer.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cherie.colyer

Twitter – @CherieColyer; https://twitter.com/CherieColyer

Tour Giveaway: 

(2) Print Copies of Embrace and Hold Tight– US/Canada

(10) eBooks of Embrace (emailed in PDF, mobi and epub ePack) – International

Approx. value = $70.50 USD

Print Copies Giveaway Code – US/Canada entries only: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZjYyMzdmZDU1MmU0YmE1MTNiNGVmOWFlNWU5MDQyOjMxNQ==/

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Catch up with Madison and her friends in Embrace, book one in the series.

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Temptation (Temptation Series #1) by K.M. Golland

 

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Title: Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series)(4.5 Stars)

 Author: K.M. Golland

 Release: February 1, 2013

 Age Group: Adult

 Genre: Romance/Erotica

 Links to the book:

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVYL612

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/temptation/id587937515?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/temptation-km-golland/1114044590?ean=2940045146753&isbn=2940045146753

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 http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Temptation/book-dIlata_yYkKIunxIPP868A/page1.html

 https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/k-m-golland/temptation/_/R-400000000000000938259

Temptation coverBook Description:

 Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out when decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realises a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot and is a man who always gets what he wants—and what he wants is Alexis.  She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension and playfulness between the two of them is intense.   He has copious amounts of money, sex appeal and above all, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along and he is positive that one true love is Alexis.

There is one problem; she is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?

Review

Temptation is a thrilling novel of a women set in life given a choice of a new life of love, or monogamy.  Normally, I don’t excite with books that talk about cheating, but this book steals the icing on the cake.

When Alexis is faced with a new job potential with my hot hotel CEO, she goes to her husband Rick and requests his opinion.  The thing that got me is when Rick doesn’t first question the offer, but asks how much money she will bring in.  It seems like he liked the bucko bucks, but at what expense does it bring.

I could feel the connection between Bryce and Alexis.  I could also feel the dilemma that Alexis is in.

There is some good news for lovers of Temptation.  The other two books in the series are already out.  I am downloading them tonight.

I can’t wait (really, I can’t) to read more about the love triangle of Alexis, Bryce, and Rick.

The other two books in the series are:

Final question:  What team are you on?  Team Bryce? Team Rick?

Satisfaction

Fulfillment 

 

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 K.M. Golland was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. After studying Legal Practice for two years and working as a Land Conveyancer for four years, she put her career on hold to raise two beautiful children. Always having a love for reading, she decided rather than returning to the Legal Industry, she would become a Writer—publishing her debut novel Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series.)

“I am an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I’m a Bookworm, Craftworm, Movieworm and Sportsworm. I’m also a self-confessed Shop-aholic, Tea-aholic, Car-aholic and Choc-aholic”.

Author Social Media Links:

 https://www.facebook.com/KMGolland?ref=hl

 https://www.facebook.com/temptationseries

 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6860161.K_M_Golland

 https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/KMGolland43

 https://twitter.com/KellyGolly

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10 Temptation Ebooks (INT)

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Wrage by Joseph Spencer Blog Tour

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Wrage (4.5 STARS)

Occult Crime Thriller
Date Published: 6/1/13

Wrage_Draft2Synopsis

Sometimes the toughest fight lies within yourself.

As more dark secrets come to light, the battle for souls pushes Prairieville to the brink of war in the living and supernatural realms.

Jeff Wrage swears a blood oath to Abaddon, the supernatural avenger of murder victims, to hunt the crooked cop who butchered his wife. Jeff wonders whether he can be the executioner Abaddon requires. Their pact throws the supernatural realm in chaos and threatens to trigger an apocalyptic fight for control of the afterlife between the Sons of Darkness and Sons of Light foretold in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Orlando Marino sees the death of Cyrus Black as his opportunity to restore the Marino family’s stronghold in Prairieville’s organized crime scene and become a mob kingpin. He unleashes a plague, turning its victims into mindless followers. Cyrus’ heir is busy rooting out a traitor and is unable to stop the coming turf war in the realm of man.

The fate of all rests with Homicide Detective Anna Duke, who steps into the shoes of her mentor while coming to terms with unrequited love. As she tries to clear the fallen hero’s name, she takes on a case where corpses go missing. Her new partner is reported dead. She learns the truth about her true identity and uncovers a trail of secrets questioning her tragic past. She journeys to avert the destruction of all creation.

Review
I have always enjoyed reading thrillers, especially murder mysteries.  Reading Joseph Spencer’s books’ has been a delight to the sleuth in me.  Before you read Wrage, you really need to read Grim.  If you don’t read Grim you won’t understand the premise for why Wrage avenges murderers.  Wrage is considered a paranormal murder thriller.
Wrage was written from a subject in the first book, Jeff Wrage.  He comes across tragedy in his life, and using a special book he calls upon what Grim termed The Beast.  The Beast uses human’s to avenge murderer’s and bring them to justice.  It is like the saying, “an eye for an eye”.
Joseph Spencer’s book are fast paced and they are full of twists and turns.  I can’t wait to read more of his work.
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Author Bio:

INTRO

Joseph Spencer is the author of the Sons of Darkness series launched by his debut novel, Grim, on September 1, 2012. The second book in the series, Wrage was completed and released on June 1, 2013.

THE ROAD HERE

The Sons of Darkness is a series of paranormal crime thrillers following investigations into mysterious deaths in the central Illinois city of Prairieville. Home of the notorious serial killer, The Reaper, Prairieville has had a history of violence centered on an ongoing feud between the Marino and Black organized crime families. When bodies start showing up again at the abandoned Marino State Hospital, many fear the Reaper has returned. The people of Prairieville are about to find out their problems stem from a supernatural source which has lurked in secret for decades. 

THE STORYTELLER’S STORY

As a boy, Joseph Spencer immersed himself in the deductive logic of Sherlock Holmes, the heroic crime fighting of Batman and Spider-Man, and a taste for the tragic with dramas from poets like Shakespeare and Homer. 

Before Joseph took to spinning his own tales, he pursued a career in print sports journalism, graduating with honors from Clinton (IL) High School in 1996 and summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2000. He covered such events as NASCAR’s Subway 500 race in Martinsville, the NBA Draft Camp in Chicago, the Junior College World Series, and Minor League Baseball’s Midwest League All-Star Game during a ten-year career throughout the Midwest. Now, he works as an emergency telecommunications specialist with an Illinois police department. The combination of years of writing experience with a background working with law enforcement professionals gave rise to his writing aspirations. 

Joseph was married Dr. Amy (Waggoner) Spencer, an accomplished veterinary doctor, on March 14, 2012. He received word his debut novel was accepted by his publisher, Damnation Books, the next day. Joseph and Amy look forward to their honeymoon in Paris in September 2012. Murphy, a 15-year-old orange tabby, is perhaps the most vocal member of the family. The Spencer family enjoys reading Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Mary Janice Davidson, and most paranormal stories. The Spencers also enjoy quoting movie lines from The Princess Bride, Rain Man, Bridesmaids, and Office Space.

 Website: www.josephbspencer.com

Twitter: josephspencer00

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.spencer3 

The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros Cover Reveal

TDJ Cover ImageTitle: THE DARKEST JOY

Author: Marata Eros

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Expected release date: February 18, 2014

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

Age Group: New Adult

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17932216-the-darkest-joy

Book Description:

A sexy and poignant new adult novel from New York Times bestseller Marata Eros, about two lost souls who find each other in the wake of tragedy, only to learn that love may not be enough to heal the wounds of a dark and tortured past…

Twenty year-old Brooke Starr has escaped the aftermath of a brutal tragedy by abandoning her music studies and moving north to take a summer position as a part-time deck hand on a deep-sea fishing boat. When her survivor’s guilt becomes unbearable, Brooke realizes there’s only one thing she can do to finally erase the pain.

Deep sea fisherman, Chance Taylor, has just wrapped his guitar set at the local saloon when he sees the silhouette of a young woman in repose, the full moon highlighting her shadow as she plummets from a pier too high for diving… into water too cold to survive. Without thinking, he plunges in after her, saving Brooke from drowning.

As Chance works to save her from her own emotional fragility, Brooke finally begins to learn how to save herself. But when their chemistry begins to consume them, Brooke withdraws. She’s determined to be the master of her own destiny… until the past catches up with her in a cataclysmic plan so dark, so final… it threatens their love and their very lives.

Marata ErosAbout the Author

Marata Eros is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.

Author social media links:

Blog: http://marataeroseroticaauthor.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marata-Eros/336334243087970

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarataEros

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5052261.Marata_Eros

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/floresdm08/marata-eros/

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The Undesirable by S. Celi Book Spotlight

The Undesirable bannerBook: The Undesirable

Author: S. Celi

Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Button for ToursThe UndesirableDSynopsis:

What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie?

Charlotte Walker knows how to live under the rule of The Party. She has managed for 18 years. She helps out her drunken mother and keeps life going at a familiar, steady pace. She doesn’t ask questions, even though she has many of them in her heart.

Fostino Sanchez knows how to live under the rule of The Party, too. For 19 years, he’s worked to be the perfect Party member. He knows what must be done to keep Maxwell Cooper in power, and how to find the The Undesirables that threaten to take away everything that matters.

As the months go by, what matters most to Fostino is Charlotte Walker.

While their love blooms, danger comes to Charlotte and Fostino’s small hometown of Harrison Corners, OH. Threats they never knew existed could take away all that they care about. And just when these two teens think they know what will come next, Charlotte learns the truth about a secret she has long suspected.

What Charlotte finds out changes everything.

EVERYTHING.

THE UNDESIRABLE is Charlotte Walker’s story, from her point of view. It is a thrilling, suspenseful tale of love, curiosity, adversity, and maturity against the backdrop of a futuristic war.

Should Charlotte trust Fostino with what she knows? Can she trust anyone? Will she find it in herself to rise up against terrible odds? What if the ultimate Undesirable is her?

Review

I was a little bit confused in the beginning of the book.  I couldn’t understand the relationship that was happening between Charlotte and Fostino.  The more I read the more I understood what was happening.  I hated the Charlotte had no option given in what was happening with her life.

In the book, Charlotte tells the reader that the current price of gas was $16.99 a gallon.  I just about fell out of my chair when I read them.  She reflects backs to the days when gas was around $7.00 a gall.  Wow, I thought Seattle’s gas price was high.  I will never complain about gas prices again.

The Undesirable is fast paced.  Charlotte runs from The Party.  She doesn’t realize she has a bounty on her head.  There is chemistry that S. Celi does a wonderful job portraying between Charlotte and Fostino.

This story is the beginning of a series, and I can tell you that I look forward to reading more about it.

Author Bio:

New Orleans born S. Celi has lived all over the United States. She calls the Greater Cincinnati area and the Queen City home. She’s currently a TV reporter and anchor in Oklahoma City, and has spent more than a decade working in journalism. She graduated cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2004. Celi is also a contributing author to “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive”. In her spare time, she likes to read, shop, write, travel, run long distances, volunteer with the Junior League, and fund raise for Cooperative for Education, a non-profit providing educational opportunities for Guatemalan kids.

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From Wall Street With Love by Leigh Boyer Blog Tour

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From Wall Street With Love (4.5 Stars)

Contemporary Fiction/Suspense
Date Published: 1/17/13

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This novel is a scandalous tale of the bad behavior that goes on in the world of high finance. In the background, the nation’s economic crisis is unveiling as the banks play a central role. It is told through the eyes of 30-something Leigh Boyer, who is thrilled when she is hired as Director of Corporate Citizenship at a major Wall Street firm, Metropolis (Metro) Financial. Leigh feels that she has finally “made it,” successfully hiding a provincial inferiority complex by reinventing herself as a “real” New Yorker, replete with Jimmy Choo shoes, full-body aggression on the subway, and a Wall Street job where the everyday madness would shock her polite Midwestern family. Unfortunately, her dream job turns out to be a nightmare, as the Wall Street of Leigh’s imaginings is eroded by one eye-opener after another. Leigh quickly learns that she is not alone in harboring secrets—the company is riddled with them. While she is responsible for portraying her employer as a good corporate citizen, in reality, Metro is anything but. Instead she finds herself dealing with infidelity scandals, embezzlement crimes, cad-like behavior, unethical financial schemes, and “accidental” customer deaths. Further complicating matters is her love affair with a hated New York Times business reporter, who publishes the exact secrets Metro is trying so hard to keep hidden. Leigh’s escapist James Bond fantasies and a few hard-won allies help her bear the insanity that is business as usual at Metro.

 Review

Leigh Boyer composes an excellent expose in her new book, To Wall Street With Love.  I know that it is loosely written about the financial crises regarding the mortgage and investing services.  I remember family member’s being hit by what was happening during that time.  I also remember studying companies that were involved with this crisis while I was college.  It was a hard time for many.

Leigh’s story compels the reader to find the truth within themselves and in their lives.  Questions, such as what creates happiness?  Or, where does honesty vs. loyalty come into play?  I thoroughly enjoyed reading her journey, especially with how she related to Val and Ashton.

Leigh has so much courage.  I was rooting for her through out the whole book. I wanted her to have success in the things that matter most.

The other parts’ of the book that were enjoyable were that this book contained mystery, death, and mayhem.  Even though it didn’t define the book, it also contained who was sleeping with whom now.

I look forward to reading more work from this author.  She definitely knows how to take a subject and make it a fascinating read.

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Leigh Boyer

Leigh Boyer is an accomplished professional with experience in the financial services domain.

She currently is Asia Pacific editor for Entrepreneur Today — a magazine dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs make their dreams become reality. She is the former Director of Metropolis Financial’s Office of Corporate Citizenship and oversaw a global commitment to fund financial education projects. Prior to that, she was accepted into the highly competitive internship program with McLean Investments in New York City.

She is the author of a critically acclaimed personal finance book, The Metropolis Money Guide.

Ms. Boyer received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Stanford University and her Master’s in International Finance from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. She currently resides in Hong Kong.

Her first novel, To Wall Street With Love, is available through Amazon.com and is based very loosely on her experiences working in finance.

Scarred Love by M.S. Brannon Blog Tour

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Scarred Love (4.5 Stars)
New Adult/Romance
Date Published: 6/6/2013

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Darcie Claiborne spent several years of her young life living with a monster, always fearing what he would do next. Clasping onto her last ounce of hope, Darcie releases a scream. It’s her final attempt to live; to survive the villain of her reality. Sweeping her up in his arms, Darcie’s knight in shining armor rescues her from the hell she’s been living; from the stepfather she’s feared for all those years.

Reggie Evans has been forced to grow up before he’s ready when his mother dies of an overdose, leaving him responsible to raise his younger brothers. One fateful night, Reggie jogs by an old, run down house and discovers a young girl clinging to life as she screams for help.

Three years later, Darcie is healing and always protected by the man who saved her, but now she’s fighting with something she isn’t prepared to face. The growing love for the man who saved her life three years ago, the same man who’s nine years older. All the while, Reggie fights to protect Darcie from the demons of her past and new ones of her present.

Review
M.S. Brannon does an exceptional job in writing a story about a young women(Darcie) caught up in horror as she is being abused.  Darcie is rescued one day by Reggie, and finds a new home and family.  Reggie has become her knight in armor.  She finds comfort from her demons in Reggie’s arms.
Reggie on the other hand has his own demons.  He is the oldest of three boys, and has taken upon himself to raise these boys up.  When Darcie comes into the family, he must do all that he can do to protect her.  Can he actually protect her?
This story was very emotional for me.  When it discussed Darcie’s scars, I had to take moments to calm myself down.  I felt Darcie’s pain, and when she realizes she has feelings for someone, I could feel her peace.  The one personality trait that Darcie had that was well defined in the book was her capability to love and to heal.  Sometimes when you have physical scars not only do you need to heal from them being on your body, but you also need to heal from the emotional scars.  That is what the family brought to her.
The plot line in the book was on the constant go.  I was always intrigued by what could happen next.
Please Note that this book is for mature readers.  Suggested age 18+.
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M.S. Brannon
M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

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