Blog Tour: A Grimm Legacy by Janna Jennings

Welcome to my stop on A Grimm Legacy’s blog tour!!

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A Grimm Legacy by Jenna Jennings

Genre: Fantasy/YA

Published by:

Patchwork Press

 

 

 

About the Book:

Enchanted castles and charming princes thought to exist only in stories come to life in this classically twisted fairy tale that combines the timeless quality of generations old folktales with the challenges of the modern world.

The woods of Elorium appear ordinary to Andi Grace, until birds start talking and elves answer doors. Along with three others, Andi has been whisked out of her world and finds herself the reluctant guest of the perplexing millionaire, Mr. Jackson-a stranger willing to help get them home, but who’s keeping secrets of his own.

Discovering unexpected family connections to this fairy tale land, the group must rely on each other as they dodge evil fairies and battle giants, intent on keeping them in Elorium.

Faced with characters short on whimsy and bent towards treachery, Andi, Quinn, Fredrick, and Dylan are forced into fairy tale roles to find the way home. But in Elorium, happily ever after is never guaranteed.

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Excerpt:

Finally able to peer into the ruined basket, Quinn found not the young boy she had been expecting, but someone sixteen or seventeen, close to her age. Bundled in winter gear—a heavy coat, gloves, and boots—he turned his head, careful to distribute his weight evenly in the unsteady basket.

“Sorry,” he said, the southern accent heavy in his speech, his eyes finding hers. “I tried climbing onto the tree a few times but I was afraid the basket would dump me…”

“No worries,” Quinn said, finding it difficult to immediately break away from his serious green eyes. “I’ll get you out. Here.” Quinn unwound a few yards of her line and tossed it on top of him. “Tie that around your waist. It won’t be pleasant if the basket drops, but you won’t fall.” She pulled the slack out of her rope and wound it several times around the trunk of the tree, hanging on to the free end.

“Ready?” Quinn asked.

He nodded, looking more determined than scared, which was impressive.

He inched himself to safety, reaching the edge of the basket and grabbing the branch below Quinn. An ominous creak made him freeze mid-turn. The basket settled. Quinn hadn’t realized she had tensed up until the muscles of her knotted back began to relax.

With a crack, a pivotal branch broke, free creating a domino effect of splintering limbs and flying pinecones as the basket pinwheeled to the ground. The guy’s yell was lost in the amputation of tree limbs as he launched himself at Quinn’s tree. He missed and fell, the rope catching him awkwardly under the arms.

On the other end of the tether, Quinn braced herself, but the boy’s momentum was too much for her precarious seat. She was launched from the branch, smacking hard into the trunk. They dangled, twisting on the rope.

Fighting for breath, Quinn shuddered, her hands burning and raw. Strung in the tree like two battered Christmas ornaments, their faces only inches apart, Quinn stared into his eyes and saw her disbelief, relief, and barely contained hysteria reflected in them.

“Thanks,” he wheezed. “I’m Fredrick.”

“Quinn.”

 

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About the Author:

Janna Janna is a Colorado based YA author who loves a good fairy tale. She’s married to her own real life prince charming, and will usually admit to being mom of three, including her incorrigible middle child. She has a good deal of education in subjects that are somehow not related to writing, which includes a Masters in Education. Currently she teaches toddlers important life skills like which end of a spoon to use and that gluesticks are not for eating. They lack a few things that make a good literary critic, but she loves her students all the same. Besides wrangling with kids Janna can be found doing some therapeutic baking, dreaming of the ocean, and of course, curling up with a good book.

 

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Cover Reveal for Avoiding Alpha by Aileen Erin

So I have great news for all you fans of The Alpha Girl Series by Aileen Erin. I just recently finished reading the first book in the series, Becoming Alpha. If you took the time to read my review you know that it is a wonderful book with an awesome, unique heroine. If you haven’t read the first book, I strongly suggest it. I really enjoyed it and I think you will too. Now, as for the highly anticipated second novel, or at least in my case it is. I have something wonderful to share with my fellow readers. So without further delay.. the cover reveal for Avoiding Alpha!

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Alright guys there you have it.. absolutely beautiful. I am so excited for the release of this new book. I can’t wait to continue the incredible journey with Tess and the rest of the gang! Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release date and much more.

Dangerous Depths (Book 2 of The Sea Monster Memoirs) by Karen Amanda Hooper

About Dangerous Depths:

Hell hath no fury like a selkie separated from his true love.

The gate to the sea creature realm is finally open. Yara wants to bask in the glow of her budding relationship with Treygan and explore Medusa’s world, but as the new leader of Rathe her powers are needed to save a sea creature she’s never met.

Rownan assumes the worst is behind him when he returns home to be reunited with his wife, Vienna, only to discover she’s gone. She traveled to the evil realm of Harte to find another gateway to Earth and was never heard from again. Rownan claimed he would go through hell to be with her, and now he must prove it.

Rownan, Yara, and Treygan will put their lives and souls at risk by traveling to the most dangerous realm of all. Love is supposed to conquer all, but no one has ever conquered Harte.

cover37639-mediumMy Review:

Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved the first book in this series Tangled Tides.  There were times it seemed almost impossible to put down. In my opinion I guess you could say it was a pretty tough act to follow for the second book in the series.  So going in it had it’s work cut out. But let me make clear that in no way am I saying this book wasn’t good because it was, it just wasn’t as awesome as the first. I guess I will start by telling you guys the many reasons why I enjoyed this book. To me this story tries and succeeds to relay to it’s readers a message that even the impossible can be accomplished with faith and love. It shows just how deep the ties that bind us to one another can run and just what some are willing to do for those they love. That you can literally make it through Hell as long as you have one another. It doesn’t hurt that it takes us on a journey through a magical type of hell filled with demon look alikes, krakens, and soul sucking sea creatures. It definitely keeps things interesting!! Also I loved the fact that this novel gave us more background on some of the other characters such as Nixie and the siren sisters. I came to really like Nixie in this part of the story. The author showed a side that we didn’t get to see of her in the first part and I am so glad she did! Now with that being said I think the one thing that I really didn’t like about this one was the way Yara was portrayed in some parts. From very early on I found myself not liking her as much as I had in Tangled Tides. I can’t really pin point the exact reasons behind feeling this way I just did. That was really the only thing that turned me off about this story. The portrayl of Rowan and Vienna’s everlasting love is the type of love we all hope to expierence one day and the friendship between Yara and Nixie shows us what true friendship is suppose to look like. Overall this was a very nice addition to The Sea Monster Memoirs and I can’t wait to continue the adventures with the beloved sea creatures of Rathe!

 

 

Blog Tour: Entice By Erica Crouch

Blog Tour: Entice by Erica CrouchWelcome to my stop on the Entice blog tour!

Entice by Erica Crouch

Series: Ignite #1.5

Published by Patchwork Press

Synopsis:

   With the aftertaste of Heaven still strong, Pen and Azael cloak themselves in their new demonic destinies, fighting for Lucifer against the angels. Pen, warring against former friends turned vengeful enemies, still struggles with defecting to Hell. But in one short battle, they go from forgotten to famous, thrust into the spotlight where she has no room for uncertainty.

Suddenly top-tiered demons, they’re tasked with seeing through Hell’s new agenda: corrupting man. But tarnishing Eden isn’t as simple as they thought it would be, especially when they’re forced to work with another team of demons who are trying to claw their way up the ladder of power.

Excerpt:

When I reach the door to our room, I notice it’s open a crack. I stop and hold out my hand to Azael, silencing him. I press myself up against the cold, rocky wall and pull out the dagger from my belt. Az slides up next to me on the wall, brandishing his own weapon, and nods.

Whos inside? he asks.

I peek through the crack and see a shadow shift across the room, long and thin. I cant see. You didnt let anyone?

Why would I let someone in our room?

A few seconds pass, and I hear the clinking sound of the vials in Azael’s nightstand roll into one another.

Theyre touching my stuff! He goes to push around me, but I hold him back with my arm, pinning him against the wall.

Shut up and wait a second. I lean closer to the door, training my ears to pick up the muffled sound of shuffling footsteps. There’s a soft padding of rubber soles on ice just on the other side of the door, and I hold up three fingers for Az. Ready?

He nods and tightens his grip on his scythe.

I spin my blade around in my palm, readjusting my hold, and lower one finger, then two. Now!

Together, we throw our weight into the door, knocking over whomever waits on the other side for us. They go sliding across the ground and slam into the wall at the foot of Azael’s bed.

As I charge forward, I notice it’s a man with dark, unkempt hair, dressed plainly in black clothes. Before he can even raise his head to see us, we descend on him. I pin down his chest with my knee, shifting my weight into his ribs and holding my dagger to his throat as Azael steps on his arms, stopping them from scrabbling for purchase of something he could use as a weapon.

“Name?” Azael demands.

The man stops moving and lets out an annoyed sigh. “Could you let me sit up?”

“Give us a name and we’ll consider it,” I answer him, glancing at Azael.

“I see you two will be even more difficult than I was made aware.” The man tosses his head back, throwing the hair away from his face.

He’s younger than I would have guessed him to be, based on his height and posture. He has a mess of scruff across his narrow, pointed jaw and high cheekbones that give his face a sunken look. I notice his bright violet eyes and remember I’m staring back at him with similar ones. Violent violetthe hue of the damned.

About the Author:

Erica Crouch is from the always colorful city of Baltimore. Currently, she is studying English and Creative Writing with a specialization in Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. She is the cofounder and head of editorial services at Patchwork Press. Her debut novel, Ignite, was published June 2013. The e-novella sequel, Entice, is due November 2013, and the last book in the series, Incite, is expected Spring of 2014. Along with the YA series Ignite, she is working on publishing a New Adult series, titled the Undying series, with the first installment, Cut, due 2014. When Erica isn’t writing, she’s reading an overwhelming stack of books, watching an obscene amount of Netflix, and procrastinating.

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The Heaven’s Rise by Christopher Rice

Hmmm.. I don’t exactly know how I want to start this. I have this book sitting in my kindle right now at 92%. That’s not far from being completely finished and yet.. yet I don’t want to spend anymore of my precious time on it. I usually give a basic rundown of what a book is about when I do my reviews and then head it up by saying whether or not I liked the writing style, plot, characters, etc. I’m not going to summarize this time.. I like reading supernatural reads, that is why I was drawn to this book in the first place but I am truly disappointed by it. As far as writing style Christopher Rice done a decent job. I think it was just the story itself that I couldn’t connect with. When I first started this book I thought it would be easy to get into but then I don’t know, things just kept..falling short. I tried to give it a chance and kept picking the book up only to read a few more chapters and become tired of it. That is NEVER a good sign. If a book is good, really good you can stay awake much later than normal because you’ve become so engrossed in it. That is the way I like to read, when everything around you falls away and you are in so deep that time is no longer relevant. Even if a book is just ok I can still somewhat read through it pretty fast because there are usually certain parts you can get lost in. Yeah, that did not happen at all during this entire novel. My attention was easily distracted and I just became…bored. I thought about what I was going to write in this review, about if there was one character, one scene that I might spend time telling about and then I realized it’s just pointless. I give this book two stars because the overall writing/editing is done well but other than that.. *yawn*Image