Showing posts from April, 2014

Review: Just A Kiss

Title: Just A Kiss (It's In His Kiss #1) Author: Ally Broadfield Publisher: Entangled Edge Published: April 28, 2014 Ebook, ARC ISBN13: 9781622663828 Genre: Historcial Romance Source: Netgalley Goodreads Summary: Charlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she'll be forced to marry her guardian's loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn't have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title. Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can't refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the

Interview with Nathaniel Sewell

1 .     Bobby's Socks deals with the traumatic issue of sexual assault of a child. How tough was it to write this story? “This goes back several years; I was sitting in my office searching the web for information about a medical malpractice insurance client. I noticed an article about a theorized ‘suicide gene’. At McGill University researchers had taken samples from a brain bank, short and sweet, they had discovered from the tissue samples suicide victims with a history of Child Sex Abuse had a common gene instruction that the control groups did not have. It might be said they all had a common thread, a genetic link like the helical shaped DNA molecules that are strung together to create life. In part, this is the reason the book is titled, Bobby’s Socks, it is in the possessive because the socks are interwoven, like our bodies, and each pair are slightly different from the others except for the ‘happy heart’ symbol that links them together. But the ‘suicide gene instruction

Review: Solsbury Hill: A Novel of Wuthering Heights

Title: Solsbury Hill: A Novel of Wuthering Heights Author: Susan M. Wyler Publisher: Riverhead Published: April 1, 2014 Ebook, ARC ASIN: B00GAH3TIM Genre: Contemporary; Mystery Source: Edelweiss Goodreads Summary: The windswept moors of England, a grand rustic estate, and a love story of one woman caught between two men who love her powerfully—all inspired by Emily Bronte’s beloved classic, Wuthering Heights. Solsbury Hill brings the legend of Catherine and Heathcliff, and that of their mysterious creator herself, into a contemporary love story that unlocks the past. When a surprise call from a dying aunt brings twenty-something New Yorker Eleanor Abbott to the Yorkshire moors, and the family estate she is about to inherit, she finds a world beyond anything she might have expected. Having left behind an American fiance, here Eleanor meets Meadowscarp MacLeod—a young man who challenges and changes her. Here too she encounters the presence of Bronte herself and discovers

Reverse-Engineering YA Success: by Aaron Galvin, author of Salted

Reverse-Engineering YA Success: by Aaron Galvin, author of Salted Industry professionals advise aspiring authors not to attempt predicting the next trend. After all, trends are here and gone before you know it. While I believe that a fair assessment, I also feel there is something to be said for reverse-engineering success. With all the options available to readers, what are the necessary ingredients for a successful YA and/or MG series? That’s the question I asked myself when beginning my Salt series, just as I’m certain countless other authors, publishers, and other industry professionals have done before me and many ask themselves now. Rowling and her school of witchcraft and wizardry, I’d think. Is it not similar to T.H. White’s ‘The Once and Future King’? Both Harry and the Wart are more powerful and important than they realize. Each also trains under a kindly, elder wizard with lovable but odd peculiarities. Meanwhile, I also marveled at the genius of The Hunger G

Q&A with David Monette

1. Tell us a little about your book. My book is about a zombie apocalypse. Yeah, yeah, I know, I know- you’ve heard that before. Some sort of ill-defined contagion sweeps across the planet, transforming the populace into the shambling blood-mad undead. Old news, right? Well, yes and no. The yes part includes the aforementioned shambling blood-mad undead. And the no part? That is the rest. See, instead of an ill-defined contagion that causes the zombie outbreak, I employ a powerful alien force that arrives on our doorstep from deep space and, using a slew of corrupted people known as Necromancers, raises the dead. Sound fun? It is. The story then follows the lives of three people as they attempt to navigate through the chaos of this new world. There is Virgil, a silent ex-soldier suffering from PTSD, Derek, a commanding martial arts instructor, and Sasha, a nurse struggling through an abusive marriage. It’s a pretty character-driven story with enough action to satisfy the m

Review: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1)

Title: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) Author: Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham Publisher: Vintage Published: March 25, 2014 Paperback, 324 pages ISBN: 978-0-804-17070-3 Genre: Mystery Source: Publisher Goodreads Summary : Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case. Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of dr

Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set

Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance Boxed Set is now available worldwide for a special introductory price of only $0.99! This ebook boxed set of eight hot paranormal romances by eight New York Times and USA Today best-selling romance authors features powerful alpha male bad boys who will satisfy your darkest, most deadliest desires. Here’s more about this fantastic eight book boxed set, including an excerpt from one of the stories. Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Find the links to your preferred retailer at:   Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance By Jennifer Ashley, Alyssa Day, Felicity Heaton, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Erin Quinn, Bonnie Vanak and Caris Roane Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors

Q&A with Jason J. Sergi

1. Tell our readers about your latest book. The Forvian Sphere is a science-fiction story--the first of a projected seven--with a mix of various elements: dystopia, steampunk, hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, and even a touch of military sci-fi. Its centered around the main character, Jacint Gallo, told from his point-of-view as he sets out to find the mythical Saviors (those prophesied to save the world) after the cataclysmic event--known as The Incident--struck his world, nearly destroying it. But as his quest to find The Saviors unfolds, so do the countless mysteries of the world, a world he thought he knew quite well, but turns out to be nothing like he thought it was. And all the while, forces beyond his control and imagination are bent on destroying that very world, and every living thing within. 2. What is it about Speculative Fiction that appeals to you? The ability to answer or attempt to answer the “What ifs?” What if there was a such thing as limitless magic? Parallel worlds? F

Review: Sex and the Single Vamp

Title: Sex and the Single Vamp Author: Robin Convington Publisher: Entangled Covet Published: March 24, 2014 Ebook, ARC ISBN13: 9781622664856 Genre: Paranormal Source: Publisher Goodreads Summary: Cici Trent, vampire and media darling, spends her days finding true love for humans and supernaturals (the "Others") at her dating agency. But someone is trying to sabotage her business and she needs help. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the one who broke her still-beating heart two hundred fifty-four years ago. 
Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over three hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed. 
Adrenaline, mischief, and a little late-night B&E light the passion that even a couple of lifetimes couldn’t put out. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly

The Soul of the Sun Feature and Giveaway

  Title : The Soul of the Sun Genre: Paranormal/Young Adult Author : Genevieve Crownson Publisher : Genevieve Crownson Pages : 348 Format : Paperback; Kindle Purchase at AMAZON “The hands of time turn on the face of the sun. Only you can move them. If the Watcher controls the hands of the clock he can go anywhere, past or future-- and destroy our planet.”   Since the days of ancient Greece , the Argos dynasty has kept a secret, a mystery passed down through their descendants from generation to generation, in the hopes that the forces of good can stop the evil destruction of planet Earth.   Margaret Ingall is harboring that secret. Time is running out for the descendants of the Argos . They know a great healer and time traveler will be born of their blood. But the only person that knows whom they will call “the soul of the sun” is Margaret’s sister, Abigail. Before she can reveal the healer’s identity, disaster strikes…   Evil stalks them, watching and