Friday, December 1, 2017

Book Review:FRATERNIZE by Rachel Van Dyken


When I finished Fraternize, I quickly jumped into ARC of book 2, Infraction (release date Jan 9,2018). I couldn't wait to see where the story went next. Rachel is like the Queen of playing with reader's emotions (I mean that in a good way). She makes you fall in love with a character, throws in some heartache, then mends said heartache just to toss a wrench in the plot for more chaos and heartache, then warps it up in a pretty bow of happiness or crazy cliffhanger (she's a Queen of those too). I was so #TeamMiller but Sanchez sneaked in and stole more heart leaving me #TeamSanchez!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

COVER REVEAL :FUMBLED FAITH



Kolten Caige focused on two things: football and his future. He wanted nothing more than to have the perfect life for his family. All his hard work and determination was about to pay off as he prepared to play in the biggest game of his life; the NFL Super Bowl. Feeling on top of the world, Kolten headed onto the field while everything he loved in life was suddenly ripped away from him. His pregnant wife, Grace and his princess, Lexi were all who he could think about when he looked at his newborn son lying in the NICU.
In this heartbreaking contemporary romance, Kolten discovers healing in the most unexpected places while his grief nearly drove him over the edge. Though his son fought for life, he contemplated ending his. Then Savanna stepped in, giving him a sense of life while sending his emotions into overdrive. Desperate to pull himself together for his son, Kolten escapes using Savanna as his outlet after her persistent support through his struggles; whether he wanted it or not.
Emotionally damaged and lonely by his grief, Kolten fears his mind has moved on while his heart fumbles with the past.

Obliterate Release Blitz with LL Hunter

Title: Obliterate (Hidden Magic Series, Book 3)
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: urban fantasy/ paranormal romance
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Emma thought she’d made peace with herself and her past,
But when her past comes back to haunt her,
She’ll be forced to face her demons once more.
 When she is turned unexpectedly mortal, she and Darcy reluctantly return to the world she fled to seek help.
But when they arrive, Emma is confronted with a choice.
One which, if she chooses wrongly, could come between her and Darcy forever.
Emma never met a challenge she couldn’t handle.
She once ran from her destiny, but she can’t escape her fate.
You can’t obliterate your demons
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Turning The Pages Book Signing And Awards



Turning the Pages book Signing and Awards will be held April 14th, 2018 at
Hilton of Asheville Biltmore Park
43 Town Square Blvd
Asheville, NC 28803
Rooms are available at the Hilton for $170 per night. When you make your reservation at the hotel make sure to tell them you are coming for the Turning The Pages event to get the discounted room prices.
Shirts and Programs will also be available for purchase at the event.

Return Policy: You must cancel your table within 90 days of the event to get a full refund. Any cancelation between 90 days and the day of the event will be half price refunds. If you do not show up to the event you nullify your refund. (Medical emergencies will be honored and you will still be able to get a refund for missed event)

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Readers Tickets HERE

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Turning The Pages Magazine Ad Sign-ups


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Release Day:Dream So Dark by Quinn Loftis


Dream So Dark
Series: Dream Makers
Author: Quinn Loftis

He was created to be a messenger and guider of dreams. He has traveled the earth for centuries upon centuries fulfilling his purpose. Until her. Serenity crept into his existence as seamlessly as the dreams he wove and just as effortlessly, she stole his heart. Their future is still unclear, but Dair knows he doesn't want to spend even another hour without her.
Meanwhile Emma Whitmore, a brilliant young girl whose overcome so much at her tender young age was dropped in both their laps, but for what purpose neither is certain. Taken from the people she's grown to love and put in a home with a man who has no love to give, she fights to survive. She just has to hang on until she can be returned to the adoptive family who has already claimed her.
Three lives, unsure of what is to come, fighting the darkness that is closing in all around them. If they are to have any future together, then evil cannot prevail. But at what cost to them?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Quinn is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, two sons, Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of 20 novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury. Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Turning The Pages Magazine Ads Sign-up



Our quarterly magazine is about to hit the printers and then hit the local bookshelves. We want you to be in it!!! Ads range from $3 up to $30 depending on size and type. Don't miss your chance to be in front of all our readers.
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Excerpt~$3
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Field of Innocence Blog Tour & Giveaway with Lainy Lane

Title: Field of Innocence
Author: Lainy Lane
Genre: Fantasy – Paranormal Romance – Faerie Tales
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Designer: Aurelia Fray - Pretty AF Designs
Blurb:
Not all Faerie tales start with once upon a time or end with happily ever after.
Calandra thought she lived a normal life. She constantly fought with her dad, had a boyfriend who she knew was "it" for her, school was coming to an end, and her father would be out of town for the summer. Then a stranger comes to her in a dream, and life takes an unexpected turn. Calandra is thrown into a whirlwind, where she unearths the heritage her father has been hiding from her. She discovers a whole new world and finds that destiny doesn't always hand you the life you dreamed of.
As she watches the pieces of her life fall, shatter, and settle, she must decide whether to piece them back together, or start over and attempt building a new one. Somewhere in-between those options, she might find who she is meant to be. The person strong enough to take her destiny face on, no matter how impossible it seems.
Tagline - Sometimes Destiny is far too dark to give us a normal Faerie tale.
Lainy Lane is a girl that loves to keep her head in the clouds and attempts to still keep her feet on the ground. She has a severe addiction to coffee, tea, and Harry Potter and is completely awe-stricken with dragonflies. She spends her days chasing around her two crazy kids and getting in as much reading and writing as she can fit into the hectic mom life!
Lainy writes Fantasy and loves main characters that don't accept their "given" destiny and instead decide to make their own way!
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Equinoctial Sacrifice (Prequel): http://amzn.to/2zhciOz
Field of Innocence: http://amzn.to/2idkepa
“Calandra,” he said, his voice was deep and intimidating.
“Where is Tristan?” she asked, she was far too worried to care exactly how he knew her name.
“That’s your first question, my dear?” he asked nonchalantly.
“Yes,” she replied simply.
He closed the gap between them faster than he should have been able to. His eyes didn’t leave hers as he walked, he didn’t even slightly falter in any way.
“Shouldn’t your first question be about this?” He placed his hand on her left shoulder, slowly running his hand across her skin. His touch sent chills through her, though they were quite different than those Jarreth’s touch had.
Calandra gasped once his hand was gone, and she saw the dragonfly. It wasn’t a real dragonfly perched on her shoulder like she had been growing somewhat accustomed to of late. This was a mark, some sort of a tattoo that had never been there before. It was stunning. It sat at an angle, its head facing toward her. Its wings were a breathtaking mixture of pinks and purples. On the left wing was a swirl of a beautiful baby blue through the center, and on the right wing, a matching swirl of lavender. Its eyes were a breathtaking shade of turquoise. It appeared to be three dimensional as if there was actually a dragonfly perched on her shoulder looking at her, watching over her, much like the few dragonflies had done for her in her last few visits to the woods.
“What is it?” she asked, unable to peel her eyes from it.
Not only did it look like a tattoo that had been there forever, but it seemed as if it belonged on her shoulder. How had she randomly received a tattoo without knowing it? Without pain? Without healing? Was it somehow the effects of the trip there? The questions clouded her mind making it hard to focus on the task at hand.
“That, I am not willing to answer for you,” he replied. His smile looked quite wicked, yet he seemed to be averting his eyes from her. “However, I am sure once Jarreth arrives he will fill you in on a few things, though not as many as he should I’m sure.”
“Jarreth? Where am I? And who are you?” Calandra’s head spun from all the questions surging through her.
“You, dear, are in Faerie of course. That’s what happens when someone of your— stature— steps into the ring. And I, you will do well to remember, am Drake.”
The memory of stepping into the ring flashed through her mind and reminded her of what she was there for. Tristan was there somewhere, he had to be. She had accidentally sent him through to Faerie after he’d stepped into the ring.
“Where is Tristan?” she asked again. “And why did he come here?” She knew it hadn’t been of his own will. Something had been controlling him, something had forced him to come here. He couldn’t have even possibly known where the ring was on his own to be able to come to it. He had looked so frightened for the split second between him stepping into the ring and being taken to Faerie, the split second when he had fully been there.
“He came here because I asked him to, and he is safe for now, that much you have my word on.” Drake’s eyes remained on her shoulder as he spoke.
Calandra had to wonder if that response was supposed to have been comforting somehow. “Why would you ask him to and why would he listen?” The fear was evident in her voice though she tried to keep it at bay, but everything was just a bit too much for her to be able to control it.
“Drake.” Jarreth’s voice came from somewhere behind her.
Calandra turned around and saw that Jarreth looked identical to the way he had in the dream that started everything. Suddenly her fear and all of the emotions that had been welling up inside her disappeared.
“Jareth,” Drake said with a laugh undertone. “I have just finished explaining to the girl that you would explain some things to her. She does seem a bit confused.” He was still staring at her shoulder.
Jarreth’s hand touched her shoulder where the new mark was and sent the oddest sensation through her body. It was nothing like when Drake touched her before, or like anything that she had ever felt before from anyone. His fingers had traced along the body of the dragonfly before he traced down her arm and he dropped his arm back to his side. His face was twisted into a mix of emotion, his eyes were somewhat sad, but there was also a trace of a smile.
“I told you,” Drake said as he finally took his gaze from Calandra’s shoulder and looked up at Jarreth.
Jarreth just nodded. “I’ll take it from here, Drake. You’ve done enough damage I’m sure,” he said coldly.
Drake nodded back. “As will you,” he said before he turned on his heels and walked away from them.
  

Review
The writing flows effortlessly. I think this is the story that made me fall in love with fairies! It's captivating,intriguing,mysterious,and adventurous. There are varieties of emotions that you go through as you read this compelling story of innocence,love,loss,betrayal,and secrets. As the plot thickens the twists and turns keep you glued to every page,hanging on every word! 


Riches to Rags Release Blitz with Casey L Bond

Title: Riches to Rags
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling (Cinderella)
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Most girls dream of being princesses, but one princess just wants to be a normal girl.
Ella Carina, crown princess of Aelawyn, knows brutality and lies—she’s seen the way her father rules. Princess. Possession. To her father, the words had the same meaning. She was only as valuable as the alliance formed with her betrothal. Her freedom comes from an unlikely place: an attack on the castle.
When the conquering King offers to protect her from the betrothal her father arranged for political gain, she consents. Hiding her within a peasant family is the only way to keep her and her secret safe.
In this simpler life, Ella flourishes and catches the eye of the local Blacksmith’s son. For once, she can be herself and make her own choices, but the life of a princess—even one kept secret—was never meant to be easy.
Trevor, crown prince of Galder has been searching for Ella, but not because of their betrothal. She is in grave danger from the very people who hid her away. His plan is to show her the truth and help her to safety.
Nothing goes as planned. When Trevor finds her, it’s to discover she’s fallen in love with a peasant. Now he has two goals: help her regain her throne… and show her that she belongs with him.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 
I was in my room, lost in my own worries, when the world as I knew it was torn to shreds.
My room was large, and with only a bed and wardrobe inside, it was far too spacious than anything I needed. But it was also my sanctuary. It had to be. Father didn’t allow me to leave the space without an escort, and only then when he gave me permission, which wasn’t often. I considered myself lucky to have a window until that day.
The horrors I saw from that window would stay with me forever.
Sitting quietly in the alcove, watching the comings and goings of the villagers, was how I learned the ever-changing styles in fashion and beauty, how gentlemen and ladies were to properly act, and how some acted very improperly when they thought no one was watching.
The day the Kingdom of Aelawyn fell, I was watching and envying the lives of her people.
Nothing seemed amiss as three large, covered wagons approached the front gate. The man driving the horses that pulled the lead wagon shouted to the guard atop the gate, announcing that they carried supplies, taken from another forest raid. They were granted immediate entry, Father’s guard raising the portcullis for them.
One by one, the wagons crept into the yard. As soon as the gate slammed back to the ground behind the third wagon, a loud whoop sounded. The guards were stunned, so much so that it took far too long for them to spring into action and defend the castle. The wagon canvases were torn to shreds as a small army, clad in armor and donning swords, shields, and all manner of weaponry, unfolded from the wagons and began to slash their way across the yard.
They did not take time to discern villager from soldier, male from female, innocent from guilty.
A river of blood flowed in their wake, draining between the cobblestones. They were so skilled and efficient in battle that they entered the castle before any alarm could be raised to stop them. In no time, they’d taken the castle itself.
Copyright Casey L. Bond
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