Monday, August 27, 2012

Darkness, Kindled - Teaser #1

That's right, it's time, folks... for the first Darkness, Kindled teaser :)


 
" As Ari waited for his answer, she once again tried to ignore the blood splatter at the edge of her vision, and the groans from the dying man strung up at the edge of the small room on her right side. Packed dirt was hard beneath her feet, the bare rock walls emerald-less and glistening like the walls of a cave. Low light from candles scattered around the room gave it a gothic, sinister atmosphere. Or maybe that was coming from the fact that this was obviously Azazil’s torture chamber. Damp earth, sweat and the coppery scent of blood tingled Ari’s nose.
The blood rushed in her ears as she stared up at Azazil, awaiting his answer. "



Sam x

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cover Reveal: Blood Doll by Georgia Cates

Oooh another cover reveal! I'm so excited to be a part of the awesome Georgia Cates' cover reveal for the third book in The Vampire Agápe series. Check it out...


Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe Series, #3)
By Georgia Cates
 
Solomon Alexander has faced huge obstacles during his existence, but they’re nothing in comparison to the one he’s about to hit head on. As leader of The Savannah Compound, part of Sol’s new position in the Coven of Landra is to guide the transition of fledgelings, newly turned vampires. It’s his job to save the unsavable. Being a Landra is what he’s done for over a century and he’s damn good at it, but everything he knows, practices and teaches is threatened when he is forced to drink from Avery Ferrand, a Blood Jewel. 

The Blood Jewel is enshrouded with mystery, but one fact is known. There’s never been blood more desirable or addicting than Avery’s and there are consequences for any vampire that drinks it...including Solomon Alexander. Although he adamantly denies his need to feed from her, Avery suspects he’s lying but she has secrets of her own about the night he drank from her. She wanted him to and now she finds herself being drawn to Solomon in a way she shouldn't. As Avery’s desire to be closer to Solomon grows, she finds herself considering something more dangerous than being found by the dangerous covens hunting her...asking Solomon if she can become his Blood Doll.

Expected Publication Early 2013

Young Adult Author Georgia Cates

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Isn't it so pretty! Sounds awesome :D



Sam x

 




Friday, August 24, 2012

Cover Reveal: Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

I am so excited to be a part of today's cover reveal - Wide Awake by Shelly Crane. If you aren't yet acquainted with Shelly's novels, then you must check them out! She's fantabulous!
Anyhoo, without further ado...





Wide Awake by Shelly Crane


A girl.
           A coma.
                          A life she can't remember.
          When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
          Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
                                           Expected Publication : Early 2013

Doesn't it sound awesome? :D I can't wait. And check it out, Shelly's also giving us a sneak peek with an excerpt from the book...

One
                Someone was speaking. No, he was yelling. It sounded angry, but my body refused to cooperate with my commands to open my eyes and be nosy. I tried to move my arms and again, there was no help from my limbs. It didn't strike me as odd until then.
          I heard, "All I'm saying is that you need to be on time from now on." Then a slammed door startled me. I felt my lungs suck in breath that burned and hissed unlike anything I'd ever felt before. It was as if my lungs no longer performed that function and were protesting.
          Then I heard a noise, a gaspy sound, and my cheek was touched by warm fingers. "Emma?" I tried to pry my eyes and felt the glue that seemed to hold them hostage begin to let go. "Emma?"
          Who was Emma? I felt the first sliver of light and tried to lift my arm to shield myself, but it wouldn't budge. Whoever was in the room with me must've seen me squint, because the light was doused almost immediately to a soft glow. My eyelids fluttered without strength. I tried to focus on the boy before me. Or maybe he was a man. He was somewhere in between. I didn't know who he was, but he seemed shocked that I was looking up at him.
          "Emma, just hold on. I'm your physical therapist and you're in the hospital. Your…" he looked back toward the door, "parents aren't here right now, but we'll call them. Don't worry."
          I looked quizzically at him. What was he was going on and on about? That was when I saw the tubes on my chest connecting my face to the monitors. The beeping felt like a knife through my brain. I looked at the stranger's hazel eyes and pleaded with him to explain.
          He licked his lips and said softly, "Emma, you were in an accident. You've been in a coma. They weren't sure if…you'd wake up or not."
          Of everything he just said, the only thing I could think was, 'Who's Emma?'

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Darkness, Kindled - Release Date and Blurb

Darkness, Kindled (Fire Spirits #4)
by Samantha Young

Release Date: November 23rd 2012

Book Blurb:


Ari Johnson wishes adjusting to living with her boyfriend was her only source of excitement and anxiety.
She wishes a lot of things.
But then wishing was what got her here in the first place.

Ari chose to be a Guild Hunter. She wanted to stalk dangerous Jinn and destroy them before they could harm innocent people. But now that Ari is a member of The Guild, she finds herself in the impossible position of hunting her ex-best friend – human-turned-dangerous sorcerer, Charlie Creagh. As Ari struggles to come to terms with her duty, an ancient Jinn and his companion want revenge on her for using the command of the Seal against them; the White King refuses to give up on his quest to resurrect Lilif, and Asmodeus isn’t done toying with her.
When Ari can take no more, rushing to the Sultan Azazil’s side to demand of him the favor he owes her, the events she sets in motion will not only alter everyone’s lives, it will kindle a darkness that will shake the realms to their very core.


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Sam x
 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

I haven't done a book recommendation in a while because I haven't had a chance to really read anything, but I took a break to read 'Easy' by Tammara Webber after seeing another gushing review of it... and once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. I know I'm a little late to the game on this one, but for those of you who haven't picked it up yet either... well... you might want to :)

 Easy by Tammara Webber

Amazon Kindle

Book Description - A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy. (Taken from Goodreads)


My Thoughts -
Wow. Just wow. I'm actually pretty blown away by 'Easy'. This wasn't your average 'boy meets girl' story at all. Unbelievably well-written, 'Easy' kicks ass for so many reasons. Dealing with subject matter that is raw and stark, Tammara Webber effortlessly balances gritty reality with touching sensitivity. The dialogue is perfect (it makes me go all fangirl) and every moment between Lucas and Jacqueline is so authentic I defy anyone not to feel some kind of attachment to these two characters. The romance plays out perfectly, from their first awkward yet sexually charged encounters through to the taut, spine-tinglingly delicious journey of revelations between them. Although the romance is fantastic, I think what makes 'Easy' so special is Webber's ability to highlight an important message by weaving it through both characters’ story - a necessity considering the subject but done with beautiful subtlety. 

By far one of the best books in its genre, if not the best, 'Easy' slips into the top of my favourites pile without any difficulty. In fact, it was 'incredibly easy'* to put it there.

Out of the box, ten out of ten stars!

*Direct quote.

Sam x
 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Warriors of Ankh hits Turkey!

If you remember a while back I told you guys I had sold the Turkish language rights to Warriors of Ankh trilogy to Turkish publisher 'Marti Yayinlari'. Well the books are about to or have hit the shelves over in Turkey. Someone shared the Marti Yayinlari advert on facebook and the books look really cool in a language I don't understand!




Yay! So cool :D


Sam x

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mine - Jai's P.O.V.

As promised :)

Here is Jai's P.O.V from the 'Club Scene' in Scorched Skies (Fire Spirits #2). Hope you enjoy!
Sam x



Mine - Jai's P.O.V.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

BE Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Borrowed Ember Giveaway :D

Without further ado, the winners are as follows:

First Prize Winner and winner of the Necklace, signed paperback and swag
Tara Melki

Second Prize Winner and winner of the signed paperback and swag
Tarynn Kerr

Runner up winners and receiving a paperback sent directly to them from amazon
Penelope Martinez
Samiha Hossain


Congratulations guys!

I've emailed the winners and they all have 48 hours to respond before new winners are chosen. Also, for those of you who wished to know where I found the necklace featured in the giveaway here's a direct link - http://www.silver.uk.com/silver-necklaces/INDULGE-CHAIN-CITRINE_CHN367.htm - It's from one of my favourite sites and the necklace is also NOW ON SALE! :D


Sam x