Thursday, December 13, 2012

Surrender Promo Tour #SurrenderBookTour


by: Rhiannon Paille 
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Join us for a week long tour of Surrender by Rhiannon Paille!  We will be giving away 2 print copies of this wonder book!
How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

I was never a normal girl. My life was an urban fantasy wrapped in a paranormal romance and served with a side of horror. To escape my everyday weirdness I began writing fantasy. I studied at U of Sedona and MIMT, obtaining a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. I'm married to a chef/comic book shop owner and I have a fondness for architecture. I frequent twitter and facebook, but if you really want to get to know me you should visit my site:
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Grimm Chronicles Giveaway

To celebrate the success of "The Grimm Chronicles", Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine, the authors of "The Grimm Chronicles, are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and 10 Kindle copies of their book. For a chance to win, just enter below or go to: The Grimm Chronicles

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Saturday, December 8, 2012



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carina is a cooking fairy who is given the task of cooking a big feast for the other fairies. She is the best cook around, but she encounters some problems while cooking. Will the feast be destroyed? You have to read the book to find out.

This book is sooo cute! I really enjoyed it...who doesn't like a book that rhymes?! The illustrations are awesome. They are so vibrant and colorful. This book is great for any little girl (or big girl like myself).

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Miss Fortune Cookie #MissFortuneCookieTour


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Miss Fortune Cookie

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy. It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog— and then acts on her advice. Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance. What’s a likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate? Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.


This was a really great book. I enjoyed reading it. It is a quick and easy read. Although written for young adults, Miss Fortune Cookie is a good read for older adults as well. I hated to see the story end. I would love to see what happens to Erin and her friends after graduation from high school.

"I received a copy of this book for free to review from Crossroad Tours, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."

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Lauren Bjorkman is the author of the award- winning young adult novel My Invented Life, Henry Holt, 2009. She grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with her sister and the sail bags. The voyage started in California and ended in Argentina. During that time, she kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland. Her dad read stories to her and her sister at night by the light of a kerosene lamp. She now lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband and two sons.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Mistaken Book Tour #MistakenBookTour


Join us as we tour the Mistaken Nancy Thompson's debut novel.  With this tour you could win 1 of 6 prizes!  We are giving away 5 ecopies of The Mistaken book. As well as our first PaperWhite Kindle!  

The Mistaken 

by: Nancy S. Thompson
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Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia.  Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath.  With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime. 

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol.  From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance.  His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death.  He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage.  But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.

With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed.  He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl.  Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy.  But Ty can’t do it all:  Save the girl, his brother and his own soul.  One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Nancy started writing fiction rather suddenly one day in 2010. Inspired by a song, she was struck with an idea she couldn’t shake and just had to write it down. It was while working on this, her first novel, that she discovered just how much she loved writing. She only wishes she had known how much years earlier.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

From the Desk of Russell Elkins, Author of Open Adoption, Open Heart

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First of all, I realize that a lot of people don’t know what an “open” adoption is. I didn’t know either until my wife and I first entered the adoption agency. Basically, the days of biological parents placing a child for adoption and never hearing from them again are almost completely gone- washed away over the last few decades along with the mullet and Bugle Boy/suspenders combination. 95% of adoptions are now open. Open adoption simply means that there is contact between the child and his/her biological parents after placement. Sometimes that contact is through a mediator, like passing pictures or letters through a caseworker. And sometimes adoptions are really really open- like ours. We have some sort of contact regularly, at least once or twice a week, via phone, Facebook, pictures, emails, etc. We knew pretty early on that we were going to want to have our adoptions be open. It just seemed like a good idea to us- more for our children’s benefit than for anything else. We very quickly grew to love Brianna (our son’s birth mother) and we wanted that feeling passed on to our kids. All too often adopted children spend their childhood, especially teenage years, wondering about their history- wondering about their past. Were they abandoned? Why weren’t they loved enough to be raised by their biological parents. No matter what their adoptive parents told and taught them, those uneasy feelings of abandonment festered in their mind. That’s one of the main things we’re hoping to squash. We love love love their biological parents- not just because they gave us the most amazing gift one human can give another, parenthood, but because we know them as people and love them for who they are. They’re friends. They’re family. They’re special. Our hope is, when our children see the love we have toward their biological families, they will be open to having a relationship with them. Having a relationship with them, especially when we already have that love between us, will help them know their history. They’ll see that they weren’t abandoned. They’ll see they weren’t given away because they weren’t wanted. In fact, they’ll see that they were very much wanted and they’ll know of the pain their birth parents felt when those decisions were made. They’ll know their biological parents weren’t unfit or incapable of love, but the timing and situation just wasn’t right for them to be given the gifts in life they deserve. The love we have between all of us is amazing, but it wasn’t simple. The journey to where we are now had ups and downs, twists and turns. Our story was so crazy you would think it was fiction. We had to jump through legal hurdles as well as emotional ones. Most of all, since none of us had ever been through an adoption before, we didn’t know what to expect. It took time to figure out our places and our roles in the whole scheme of things. It’s not naturally instilled in us to want to share the concept of parenthood with anyone else, but that’s exactly what we’ve had to do. There are things the birth parents are that I will never be, and there are things we are that they’ll never be either. Together we’re parenthood. It’s not something where we had to learn to just be okay with being something subpar because someone else is part of the whole. No no no. Our situation is just unique, that’s all. We all have our place, and although jealousies were a very big part of the hurdles every person needs to figure out in adoption, we’ve run the iron over those wrinkles and we’ve come out smooth on the other end. That’s what Open Adoption, Open Heart is about. Starting with our troubles with infertility, the story goes through the discouragement of being one out of 950 couples on a waiting list- getting that magical letter from a young expecting mother- working through the legal hurdles- and above all, learning a whole new way to love! Open adoption truly is a journey, not just an event. Hooray for adoption! - Russell Elkins

Open Adoption, Open Heart

The world of adoption has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. No longer do biological parents have to say goodbye to their child forever. They now have more options when deciding the type of adoption to pursue, such as open adoption. Open adoption creates the opportunity for a special relationship between biological parents, the adoptive parents, and the child.

 Open Adoption, Open Heart is an inspiring and true story, which takes the reader deeper into the feelings and emotions experienced by adoptive parents. As you read this incredible story, you will experience the joys, difficulties, and amazing victories facing adoptive couples. Russell and his wife, Jammie, invite you to share in their inspiring and heartwarming journey.


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From the Author: While my book's primary audience was thought to be those hoping to adopt, close to half of the books I've sold are simply people who want to read about our story and how adoption is different now than it used to be- and they have not adopted nor do they plan to adopt.

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Russell Elkins was born on Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1977. Along with his five siblings, he and his military family moved around a lot, living in eight different houses by the time he left for college at age 17. Although his family movedaway from Fallon, Nevada, just a few months after he moved out, he still considers that little oasis in the desert to be his childhood hometown. He and his family now live in the Boise, Idaho area.

Russell has always been a family man at heart, looking forward to the day when he could be a husband and a father. It took him a little while, but eventually his eyes locked onto a beautiful blonde, and he has never looked away. Russell and Jammie were married in 2004. Years of struggling with infertility left Russell and Jammie with a decision to make and their lives changed dramatically when they decided to adopt.

Russell and Jammie have adopted two beautiful children, Ira and Hazel, and have embraced their role as parents through open adoption. Both are actively engaged in the adoption community by communicating through social media, taking part in discussion panels, and writing songs about adoption. Russell also writes a weekly post for and contributes regularly to Adoption Voices Magazine.


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Saturday, November 10, 2012

When We Collide by A.L. Jackson #WhenCollideBookTour


When We Collide
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William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again.
In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have.

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.

But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.
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Author A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson first found a lovefor writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried withshort stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties andjoys she found in day-to-day life.                                                                                                                                            Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of family bound by an unseen connection in this romantic thriller with a supernatural twist. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Corktown

Corktown by Ty Hutchinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Corktown is the first novel in the Abby Kane series written by Ty Hutchinson. Abby Kane is an FBI agent who is called in to find who is responsible for a string of murders taking place in Detroit. While trying to find the killer, she realizes that she is not given all the information she needs to solve this case. While trying to do her job, she must also juggle motherhood.

I don't want to give too much info gotta read the book to find out more. I guaranteed you will enjoy it. Ty is the author of the Darby Stansfield series. If you loved those books, you will love this one. Corktown was a great read! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I went to work sleepy for many days, because I stayed up late reading this book!

P.S., if you are a fan, you will recognized some of the story line immediately. Some of the details are taken from one of his books!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: The Orphanage of Doom

The Orphanage of Doom
The Orphanage of Doom by Isabella Fontaine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Isabella has done it again! Another great book in the Grimm Chronicles series. This time Alice is a senior in high school. She now has extra help, with her friend Seth knowing her secret. Together, along with Briar, they tackle more fairy tale characters.

I read this book in one day! I couldn't put it down! Ready for December to see what happens next.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reaping Me Softly

Kate Evangelista's new book, Reaping Me Softly, will be released on October 30, 2012.  Check out the cover and a brief description of the book below.

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Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clark, is a Reaper.

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves. This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did?

AToMR Tours will be conducting a book blog tour for the book from October 29, 2012 - November 3, 2012.  Bloggers interested in being a tour host can sign up on the site.