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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Promises
Protected,
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Blue
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
Venom
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Heaven's Just a Prayer Away by Diony George-Blog Tour Review


 Product Description

  • Title: Heaven's Just a Prayer Away
  • Author: Diony George
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462111890
  • FTC, FYI: I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.



 
Book Description
Before we came to earth, we lived in heavenly realms. We knew our Heavenly Father. We walked and talked with Him. We heard His voice. We felt His love. In Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away, beloved author Diony George teaches us how to reestablish that relationship with Him here on earth. 

With the help of this book you will...
• Learn that nothing is too small or unimportant to discuss with Heavenly Father
• Find peace and contentment through daily communication with God
• Gain a better understanding of why some prayers seem to go unanswered
• Develop a greater knowledge of the power of prayer
 
The inspirational and enlightening experiences found within these pages will change your life forever by strengthening your relationship with God and filling your life with peace, teaching us that heaven really is just a prayer away.

Excerpt: 


Repeatedly through prayer I’ve received wisdom to handle situations in my life I wasn’t dealing well with on my own, especially in my role as a Mother.
My bedroom was quiet, and warm from the afternoon sun, but I didn’t find it comforting as I shut the door behind me. I was exhausted, filled with so much frustration I wanted to scream. I started to cry instead.
My son had lied to me again.
I had tried to do everything I knew how to get him to stop. Nothing worked. Not losing friends, video games or television. Not writing sentences, or doing dishes for a week. And none of the many talks or family home evening lessons we’d had about honesty. My discouragement ran deep and I had run out of ideas. How could I get him to understand the immense value of this principle? How could I believe anything he told me?
I’d prayed about it many times, at least I thought I had, in a general way, but the problem persisted and my discouragement and feelings of helplessness to change it increased.
I knelt down by my bed. The filtered rays of sunshine coming through the bedroom window warmed my back and I started another prayer. I felt tired, sad, and at a loss of where to go next. “Father in Heaven, I don’t know what to do. Please help me…”
I told him all of my concerns until my knees were sore. When I finished, I opened my eyes and grabbed a Kleenex to wipe the tears off my face. I got up and sat on the edge of my bed. Releasing the emotions helped lighten my heavy heart, but I still didn’t know what to do.
It wasn’t long before a thought entered my mind.
Really, Heavenly Father, I questioned. You want me to do that? How can that possibly work? What about the next time and the next time he tells me something?
I was to tell my son I was not going to look back anymore at the times he’d been dishonest, the times he’d covered the truth with excuses or denials. That was over and done with. From then on, I would believe he was telling me the truth. I was going to trust him.
I called my son to my bedroom so we could talk and I told him right then I was drawing a line, separating the past from the future. I watched his eyes grow bigger as he listened. With parted lips, he searched my face.
 “Unless you do or say something to break my trust, I am now giving it to you completely.” Heavenly Father are you sure, I questioned again, feeling afraid.
His answer was a warm feeling of peace.
My son’s eyes watered and he hugged me. “Thanks Mom, I love you.” He turned and left the room.
My tears fell again.
 Over the next several months I saw my son change. The first few times I asked if he was sure he was being honest or telling the truth, there was hesitation. Occasionally he changed his answers. As time passed the hesitations disappeared and his responses were strong and firm.
I would never have thought to handle that situation the way I did, on my own. That inspiration and guidance came directly from Heavenly Father as an answer to my prayers.


My Review
 
This is one of the most beautiful books I have read about prayer. I loved reading the simple stories of Diony's life showing how prayer can bring peace to our lives.


I loved this message from the book...

" Modern day leaders of the Church have also taught us to pray always.
        
      'Carry...the spirit of prayer throughout every duty that we have to perform in life.'

We can pray when we are seeking safety or facing temptation, when we need guidance and inspiration-anytime we need help with anything."

This really brings so much comfort to our souls knowing that we can pray in any situation. Some of the chapters in the book are entitled:
  • Pray Always
  • Pleadings for Peace
  • How He Answers
  • His Timing, Not Ours
  • Draw Near Unto Him
  • Prayer Changes Things
 These are only a few of the thirteen chapters included in this uplifting book about prayer. If you want any questions answered about prayer, you will find those answers in this book. If you want to improve your quality of prayers that you give, you will find scriptures giving you answers of how to make your prayers more meaningful. Regardless of where you are spiritually right now in your life, Heaven's Just a Prayer Away will give you strength and encouragement, and help you draw closer to Father in Heaven by remembering to pray several times a day. He is there and listening waiting for you to call out to him. Thank you Diony for writing another book that will influence many people for the good.


Meet Author Diony George   
Diony George is a wife, full-time mom of seven, grandmother of three, and a published author of uplifting women’s fiction and inspiring nonfiction. She is also a regular contributing writer for Deseret Connect and FamilyHow. Originally from Alaska, she currently lives in Salt Lake City with her family. Besides writing she loves to read, especially romantic suspense, bake, sew and craft.
Her current fiction WIP, Inside the Heart, is based around the kidnapping and disappearance of four-year-old Emma. Her newest nonfiction book, Heaven’s Just a Prayer Away was just released by Cedar Fort, Inc.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Blast Giveaway for Choke: The Breathless Novelette, #2 by S.R. Johannes

suffocate
  Suffocate Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres. For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy in her perfect bubble. If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.  
Choke
Choke When Eria escapes her home in the Biome, she uncovers more about her features and specifications as a HumaNot. Following her father's instructions, Eria embarks on a journey into a dangerous and unpredictable world. Along the way, she encounters a young rebel, Dirk, who explains he's from the Anarchy, an underground human resistance rising up against the BOTs--advanced man-made robots gone wild. Together, Dirk and Eria battle underground serpents, desert dingos, sand storms, and advanced Bots that are always hot on their trail. As they become closer, Dirk reveals his hatred of machines, forcing Eria to hide the secret of what and who she really is. When the truth of her identity comes out, Eria is forced to become the very thing she hates the most. This novelette is about 20,000 words and is the 2nd in the YA Breathless novelette series. Exhale (#3) is scheduled for Nov 2013.  
srAuthor S.R. Johannes 
S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling thriller series, The Nature of Grace (Untraceable and Uncontrollable). Unstoppable (book 3) is scheduled for September 2013.
S.R. Johannes is the YA advisor of ALLi and a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult category) as well as a Silver medalist (2nd place) in the IPPY awards for YA Fiction. She was also nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult category), a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Young Adult of 2012, and a YA Finalist in the US Book News Best Book of 2012.
After earning an MBA and working in corporate America doing marketing for over 15 years, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, English-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.
 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Aliso Creek Novella Series: One Chance, Lost Then Found,The Daisy Chain,and Third Times The Charm by Heather B. Moore-Reviews and Author Interview

Welcome to the Aliso Creek Novella Series

Liz, Gemma, Arie, Jess, and Drew have been best friends since creating “the Five” at Aliso Creek High School. But that was over ten years ago, and each is still trying to find that perfect someone... if perfect is even possible. 


This is the premise behind all of the novellas in the Aliso Creek Novella Series. I'm excited to be reviewing three of them for you. The thing I like most about the novellas is that they are short and can be read fast.With the busy lives we all lead, finding the time to read can be a non-existent thing for some people. With the novellas, you can get one read while you are waiting for your kids at piano lessons or at the dentist. These are all nice romances that you can savor quickly.


Product Details

  • File Size: 444 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mirror Press (April 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLY8PKU
  • FTC, FYI: I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.



Book Description

Valentina is the odd-woman out. She’s part of “the Five” when she dates Drew for a couple of years, and remains friends with the women, but with her traveling schedule as a runway model, it’s impossible to maintain a real relationship. When Valentina attends her cousin’s wedding in LA, she runs into Cesar, who she was school friends with in her native country of Puerto Rico. Cesar is not the young skinny boy she remembers, but a grown man who seems interested in what’s beyond her model-appearance. Back in New York, Valentina can’t get him out of her mind, but she also can’t deny the fact that they’re separated by more than one country

 My Review:
In One Chance we follow Valentina as she goes to California to attend her cousin Sasha's wedding. Valentina is a successful model in New York City. While checking into the hotel she runs into her childhood crush Cesar. From that moment on Valentina realizes that she is still very attracted to Cesar and he with her. Over the course of  few days their relationship becomes more intense. 

As a reader,you are swept into the heady feeling of falling in love as Valentina and Cesar realize their increasing feelings for each other. You can feel the anticipation, the doubts and the euphoria from the heart stopping kisses.

I loved this story as it explores relationship dynamics of opening your heart, looking beyond the outside appearances of people, and taking that chance of falling in love for keeps. This story will make you want to fall in love again.



Product Details

  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mirror Press (April 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C5UYY7I





Book Description

April 2, 2013
Arie, at the top of her career as VP of an established real estate company, discovers that her professional success has led to a less-than-successful dating life. But she may have just met the ideal man in workaholic film producer Dustin Jacobs. When Arie discovers that Dustin’s life is more complicated than she thought, she wonders if there is room for her in it after all or if she should add him to her long list of disaster relationships.

My Review 
In Lost Then Found we follow the story of Arie who has just broken up with a Brad who is some what of a jerk. Even though she is glad that he gone, Arie is sad about another failed relationship. Arie is a real estate agent. She is hired by famous movie producer, Dustin Jacobs to sell his home...even though she doesn't want to. Arie ends up losing her job because of Dustin. Their relationship has a rocky start. Dustin first appears to be a conceited,forceful and rude man. I didn't like him at the beginning of the story and neither did Arie. This story makes you see how first impressions are not always true. That giving someone a second chance can lead to good things. The ending is a sweet one. The kisses are as nicely done as always. Heather Moore truly knows how to write a believable and sigh worthy romance.


Product Details

  • File Size: 518 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mirror Press (December 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AJRLI7S







Book Description

In fact, Liz Carlson will settle for a normal man. A normal man with a job, that is. Married twice, then divorced twice, Liz’s rose-colored glasses fell off and shattered on the ground a long time ago. Her main focus now is raising her six-year-old daughter and surviving long days at work on her feet as a hairdresser. When Sloane Branden answers her call for help, quite literally, Liz doesn’t even give him a second glance. She’s sworn off dating for as many years as it takes, and it seems that Sloane has done the same after his own tumultuous marriage. But when Liz realizes that Sloane defies every stereotypical deadbeat she’s dated, she might just find room in her heart and discover the third time’s the charm

My Review
Third Times The Charm was the novella that I could most identify with. As a single mom who has been burned in a marriage, it's hard to want to trust someone again. In Liz's case she had already been married and divorced twice. Her most important thing in the world is her six-year-old daughter and she's not really interested in finding anyone new in her life. 

This novella covers some tough subjects, but is handled in such a delicate and realistic way. When Sloane comes into her life she is very wary at first. I loved the way that Sloane took to Liz's daughter Paisley right from the start. This novella is another one that focuses on learning to trust again and taking chances. Broken hearts are tough things to heal, but as this story proves when you find the find person it is possible. I love the way that Heather can make her romances hot, without bringing in the sex. Sometimes a nice, drawn out kiss is all you need. 

As always Heather writes with a smooth, flowing pace to make the story unfold perfectly. As novellas are so short, this is something that an author has to work on, but I think Heather has created a wonderful formula. I can always count on a good story written by Heather B. Moore.




Product Details

  • File Size: 272 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mirror Press (February 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B9HHPQU




 Book Description

Actually, Jess Giles has found her perfect match, but since Charlie is several years older than she, they never have a moment of harmony from his adult kids who protest the marriage. When Charlie dies in a tragic accident, his kids add insult to injury and sue Jess for her share of the inheritance. The only person Jess trusts for financial advice is Charlie’s financial planner, Preston Michaels. Just talking to Preston on the phone makes Jess feel flustered, yet strangely comfortable at the same time, so she puts off meeting him for as long as possible. When Jess has to attend the formal hearing, she’s about to find out if the man she’s been talking to over the phone for several months lives up to the voice that she’s grown attached to.

 *** I haven't read this one yet, but I wanted to include it here so you could see it belongs with this series. It looks really good and I want to read it soon. I love all of these characters that Heather has created.***


My interview with author Heather B Moore. 

For those who may not know a lot about novellas, she answers any questions you may have about them.

1.How does writing novellas differ from working on a full length novel?  

"You really need to plot a novella, even if you are a panster. Also, the plot is only 1-2 layers instead of multiple layers. Characterization is crucial since you have less time to do it in, and word choice becomes paramount. Also, the scope of a novella might only cover a few days or a few weeks in a character's life."

2.What do you think has brought about the surge in so many novellas being written right now? 


"It's faster and cheaper to produce and a great way to keep readers happy between releases of regular novels."

3.Are you working on more novellas? 


"Yes, I write for the Timeless Romance Anthology series, which releases a novella anthology every three months. Some of those stories have become spin-offs of other novels, or have stirred my interest in a character. When I wrote Picture Perfect for the Spring Vacation Anthology, I decided that I loved the set of characters so much that I created the Aliso Creek Novella series. The novella that will be out in August in the Autumn Anthology is a companion story to Finding Sheba, a thriller that will also be coming out in August."

About the Author
Heather B. Moore is the 2-time Best of State, 2-time Whitney Award & 2-time Golden Quill Award winning author of ten historical novels. Her historical fiction is published under the pen name H.B. Moore; first series is called Out of Jerusalem. Her second series includes Abinadi, Alma, Alma the Younger, and Ammon. Her newest historical thrillers are Daughters of Jared (2012), and Esther the Queen (2013), with Finding Sheba coming out in August 2013.
Heather is the co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club Series (with Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon & Julie Wright). Under the name of Heather B. Moore she's published Athena (The Newport Ladies Book Club), the bestselling anthology collection A Timeless Romance Anthology, the Aliso Creek Novella series, the historical romance Heart of the Ocean, the non-fiction works Christ's Gifts to Women (co-authored with Angela Eschler), Women of the Book of Mormon, and the upcoming Divinity of Women (2014, co-authored with S. Kent Brown).
Visit her blog for writing and book signing updates: http://mywriterslair.blogspot.com
Heather loves to hear from readers at: www.hbmoore.com or if you're an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company, Precision Editing Group: www.precisioneditinggroup.com.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ashes Ashes (Hostage Negotiation Team series #2) by Julie Coulter Bellon-Blog Tour Review and Giveaway



 Product Description
  •  Title:Ashes Ashes (Hostage Negotiation Team series #2)
  • Author: Julie Coulter Bellon
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 7, 2013)
  • Genre: Romantic Thriller
  • ISBN-10: 1484886402
  • FTC FYI: I received a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Book Description
Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty?

Sophia Naziri is wanted for questioning in the murder of a U.S. senator. She’s worried the police will show up on her doorstep any moment, but when Detective Colby Black appears, it’s to help her put out a kitchen fire, not take her in. Yet. His easy smile and persistence in getting to know her pushes all her troubles to the back of her mind, until a hit man tracks her down. Getting arrested becomes the least of her worries and the handsome detective could be her only way out---if she tells him the truth.

Colby Black’s sniper skills have been a blessing and a curse to him. As a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team, he can use them to save people, but sometimes he can’t protect the innocent despite his best efforts. When a hostage situation goes bad, he tries to put it behind him by helping out his mysterious next-door neighbor, Sophia Naziri. But she pulls Colby into a web of lies and conspiracy that will force him to use every skill he has in order to survive. Faced with the moment of truth, can he trust anyone around him---including the woman at the center of it all?


 Excerpt from Chapter One...


“The suspect isn’t making demands, he’s not talking, and he’s already shot four people today.  He’s a convicted felon and isn’t going to come quietly.  Negotiation isn’t an option, so we’re going with the entry team.  Colby, if you get the shot, take it because he won’t hesitate to take our guys down and kill the hostages.” 
Adrenaline ran through Colby at his captain’s words.  No matter how long he’d been in the business, he never liked hearing that.  But if it could save an innocent life, he would do what he could.  He got ready and he didn’t have to wait long.  The man was holding out his arm, pointing the gun at the woman.  “Suspect is holding gun on hostage, he looks ready to shoot.” 
He heard the flash bang at the back of the house.  Colby knew it was coming and he drew in a deep breath, then expelled it in increments until his lungs were nearly empty.  With the wife still held in front of him, the only shot Colby could take would be a head shot and that was always risky, but he didn’t have a choice.  He could hear the yelling as the entry team came in and, as expected, the hostage-taker opened fire on them. “I have the shot,” he said with his last breath.  He held his empty lungs and everything stopped.  There was no sound, nothing to take away his focus, until he felt the trigger on the rifle release.
In the half a second it took to squeeze the trigger, the suspect moved his head forward and Colby knew instinctively that he hadn’t killed the man, only wounded him.  “Suspect is wounded but not down.” 
His words seemed drowned out by the gunshots from inside the house.  One resonated with Colby.  It’d come from a semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun¾he would bet his life on it. Another one followed soon after, but then all he could hear was the team yelling for him to put it down.  Closing his eyes for a millisecond, he steeled himself for what he would see when he opened them and looked through the scope. 

My Review
 This is the second book in the Hostage Negotiation Team series. I reviewed the first book, All Fall Down, and loved it! Here's what I said about that book, "All Fall Down is packed with fast-paced action, tense moments that will raise your blood pressure, and a little bit of sweet romance."

You always wonder, can the next book even compare with the first in the series? I'm happy to say Yes! Ashes Ashes does it's job and creates a fast paced thriller that is hard to put down. I took my kids to see a movie, but I brought along my ipad. Yes, I was sitting there, before the movie started, reading as much as I could before the lights went down.It was so tempting to pull out the ipad during the movie because I really,really wanted to see what was happening in the story. 

Colby Black is the hero in this story.He is a man I would like to take home.Colby cleans, bakes, is loyal, brave and kind. Sophia, who is on the run from the bad guys, is lucky to end up with him on her side. The attraction between the two characters is there from the start. But Julie knows how to perfectly blend the action, mystery and romance. Everything happens at a good pace and never feels forced. Once again there is a heart stopping finish. This happens every time I read one of Julie Bellon's books. The action and suspense is so intense I can't read fast enough to make sure things end like I want them to. I'm literally shaking when I think things have ended and everything is OK, then something/someone else pops up. Yipes!!

With a great plot, wonderful characters, (the good and the bad guys) explosive action,and just the right touch of romance, Ashes Ashes will leave you wanting to read more from this talented author. 


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Julie Coulter Bellon loves to write international romantic suspense novels because she gets to travel to distant lands to research and add an authentic feel to all of her books. Her favorite cities so far are Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She taught journalism at BYU for fourteen years and that kept her on the cutting edge of current events and world news---which is where she gets her story ideas.
Julie offers writing and publishing tips, as well as her take on life on her blog http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website www.juliebellon.com or you can follow her on Twitter @juliebellon   

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Guardians (Book 3 of the Seers Trilogy) by Heather Frost -Review and Giveaway


  •  Product Description
  • Title:  Guardians (Book 3 of the Seers Trilogy)
  • Author: Heather Frost
  • Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)
  • Published: 09 July 2013
  • Format: Hardback 384 pages
  • Categories: Contemporary Fiction Fantasy
  • ISBN 13: 9781462110353 
  • ISBN 10: 146211035
  • FTC FYI: I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.







Book Description

Kate Bennett has escaped captivity, but she has not escaped the hunt. The Demon Lord has one million dollars on Kate’s head, and every bounty hunter around is just waiting for the chance to break through her guardian force. Kate’s only shot at staying alive and protecting her loved ones is to lead the seers on a mission to the past and kill the Demon Lord before he comes to power.

But Patrick, Kate’s immortal guardian and the love of her life, knows what happens when she travels back in time: he has seen her die in his arms. With Patrick keeping a protective watch over her, Kate knows she can never lead her mission, but she cannot wait around to be captured by demons again, either.

This final installment of the Seers trilogy brings Kate Bennett’s tale to a surprising and exciting
conclusion filled with love and heartache, danger and triumph, loss and redemption.





EXCERPT:
Kate has gone to visit Clyde, a Demon she feels she can trust, for information about the Demon Lord, without the knowledge of her Guardians.
Clyde watched my face for several long seconds, then he instinctively reached out and patted my arm. “The Demon Lord has a most wanted list—his prioritized enemies. It just usually involves Demons who’ve offended him. So far as I know, a Seer’s never quite made the cut. Demons squabble over ’em, hoping for the reward, and the Demon Lord sends Far Darrig after some—but that’s the end of the story. I think you’re the first Seer, Kate.”
I blinked up at him. “That’s supposed to make me feel better?”
“Philippe had to pass the word along,” Clyde continued quickly, sounding apologetic. “If he didn’t, he would be risking his life. But Selena gave him pictures of you and everything. I have one, if you’d like it.”
Feeling a little disconnected, I nodded.
He pulled his hand out of his pocket and handed me a folded sheet of paper. I took it from him, slowly uncurling the edges until I held a full-size page, half of it taken up with a picture of me. It was my senior picture from school. I didn’t even want to think about how they’d gotten this. The smile on the picture was small, and the words beneath seemed surreal.
Kate Bennett, Seer. Wanted alive. Believed to be under heavy Guardian protection. Two positively identified Guardians are Patrick O’Donnell and Antonio Alverez. Both are extremely dangerous. A reward of—I choked—one million US dollars will go to those who manage to secure her. Seer may or may not be in hiding.
My home address was included on the bottom as a starting point for anyone interested in getting the reward, along with Selena’s number, in case there were any questions.
Clyde’s voice seemed really distant. “You haven’t seen any of these bounty hunters yet is because they’re being cautious. They want that money. Badly, I would imagine. The Demon Lord doesn’t usually offer quite so much. “This isn’t the Demon Lord’s style,” I argued weakly, still staring at the monetary amount I was worth. I guess I could have felt honored or something In reality, I only felt sick.
“If you want my honest opinion, Kate, I think you should leave here—the sooner the better. Maybe even leave the country.”
“What? I can’t leave. They have my address!”
“That’s exactly why you need to leave—try to cover up your tracks.” Clyde shrugged helplessly. “I don’t know what to tell you. But you can’t stay here, Kate. For that amount of money . . . Every Demon in the state is going to be trying his best to get at you. The Guardians can’t protect you from that kind of attack. Your enemies are too many.”
“But what can I do? My friends, my family . . . They’re all in danger. Even if I leave, I can’t bring everyone I love with me.”
Clyde’s face was calmly serious. “They’re not going to rest until they have you, Kate. That’s the Demon Lord’s style.”


My Review: 
I have loved the Seers trilogy so far. It has been one surprise after another. The 2nd book in the series left you hanging, screaming, and dying to know what happens in the 3rd book. Guardians takes up right where Demons left off. Kate has the whole Demon world after her per request of The Demon Lord and a hefty ransom. Patrick is trying his best to guard the woman he loves. I loved how the characters are fleshed out even more in this last book. Heather is very good at characterization. She really knows how to write memorable characters. You can't help but be drawn into the lives of the Seers and Guardians that Heather writes.

The action is good again in this novel. The first part of the book moves a little slower as the book goes into what happened previously. Things pick up half way through and doesn't stop. Once Kate starts teaching the other Seers about time travel the story speeds along. Of course I loved this aspect the most about this book. It was also fun to meet all of the new Seers introduced in the third book.

I have to say that I really loved how this series ended. There were SO many surprises! I truly could not have guessed on the outcome. I also loved the epilogue. Some epilogues are better than others, and this one ranks right up there with my favorites. I will miss this series and the characters. I can't wait to see what else Heather Frost writes. She is an amazing writer that knows how to produce a great story. If you haven't read this series yet I highly recommend that you do. 

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For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.

 
Kate's life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly. Packed with action, mind-blowing plot twists, and characters you can't get enough of, this is a fast-paced, heart-pounding read from cover to cover. 
About the Author:

Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and has always been an avid reader and writer. She’s a Snow College and, most recently, Utah State University graduate. She enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Her second book, “Demons,” was a 2012 Whitney Award Finalist. To learn more about Heather and the “Seers” trilogy, or to send her a message, visit www.HeatherFrost.com.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Title and Cover Reveal for Into The Dark: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails.  As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain’s The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.

You can enter to win one of five ARCs being given away from the publisher. Go to Bree's blog to see how to enter. I know I'm very excited to read this new book!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the 
Freedom to Read
Giveaway Hop!
This hop is hosted by Mary at Bookhounds

With it being summertime, we have been
watching many of our favorite movies that
were also some of our favorite books.
I'm offering to you the choice
of one of the following...

The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien(paperback or Kindle)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (Paperback or Kindle)

Beautiful Creatures by

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stoh

(paperback or kindle)

 

Austenland by Shannon Hale (Kindle version)


The Host by Stephenie Meyer (Kindle version)

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (Kindle version)

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