Monday, December 21, 2015

REVIEW: The Scarlett Legacy By K. N. Lee (International Bestselling Author)




Wizards. Shifters. Murderers. 
Welcome to Woodland Creek where one family of wizards gives new meaning to organized crime. 

Evie Scarlett wanted two things: marry Parker Drake and leave Woodland Creek. 
But when Hugh Prince, a dangerous crime boss, is mysteriously murdered while awaiting trial for her father's murder, all eyes turn to the Scarlett family. 

The arrival of Hugh's youngest son, Avalon brings a century-old feud to a dangerous climax. This vengeful wizard gives Evie's older brother a choice: die or give Evie to him. 

When Evie's plans for escape are broken by familial duty, she must find a way to protect those she loves and win back her freedom. What she finds is an ancient power that she never knew she had. 

A power that might change everything she thought she knew about her family.



Oh I absolutely loved and adored this Novella. Such a wonderfully well written book. I read through it in 3 days I loved it that much.

A book full of Wizard's, Shape Shifter's, and crime families.If you like fantasy and book's about different worlds you will absolutely adore this.

Evie and Parker are such a sweet innocent couple until Avalon comes to town and ruins all of their hopes and dreams. He corrupts Evie's innocence. Making her do things she would never do before to protect the people she loves.

Avalon is a despicable character but no better than Evie's brother by far. Both evil and loathsome. But Avalon is charming and seductive but sadistically evil and cold hearted besides his obsession with Evie.

I am anxious to see more books from this author. She is absolutely amazing. I would definitely love to read more in this specific series. The Scarlett family is so fascinating.








K.N. Lee is an award-winning author that resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rock-star, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.

Her works include, Rise of the Flame, The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld, Dark Prophet, A Gifted Curse, Wicked Webs, Empty Your Heart, Pixie Dust, and the paranormal collection of short stories, Thicker Than Blood. 

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

REVIEW: Ready Player One By Ernest Cline



In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time 

teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked 

into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted 

his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's 

digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's 

obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that 

promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 
   But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds 

himself beset by players willing to kill to take this 

ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to 

survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's 

always been so desperate to escape.


A friend suggested i read Ready Player One. Knowing what a 

geek and lover of random information I am. They knew I would 

thoroughly enjoy this book.

Amazingly well written and for his first novel it was EPIC. I 

was hooked the second I started reading it.

Of course I immediately adored Wade's character. Antisocial, 

bad self image, and a love for all things nerdy and fun.I 

have to say i was not a big fan of Art3mis. She was so 

terrible to Wade.

A must read for any geeky gamer type. It will hook you in til 

you finish it. Its full of fun geeky movie reference. And old 

gaming references.

5 stars





QUESTIONS FOR ERNEST CLINE

Questions for Ernest Cline, Author of Ready Player One

Q) So it seems you’re a bit of a pop-culture buff. In your 

debut novel Ready Player One you incorporate literally 

hundreds of pop culture references, many of them in ways that 

are integral to the book’s plot. What’s the first thing you 

remember geeking out over?

A) Sesame Street and the Muppets. I thought Jim Henson ruled 

the universe. I even thought it was pretty cool that I shared 

my first name with a muppet. Until the first day of 

kindergarten, when I quickly learned that "Ernie" was not a 

cool name to have. That was about the time I segued into my 

next childhood obsession, Star Wars.

Q) Like the book’s hero, you possess a horrifyingly deep 

knowledge of a terrifyingly broad swathe of culture, ranging 

from John Hughes movies to super-obscure Japanese animation 

to 8-bit videogames to science-fiction and fantasy literature 

to role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. What the heck 

is wrong with you?! How do you have so much time on your 

hands?

A) Well, I’m raising a toddler now, so I don’t have as much 

time to geek out as I used to. I think I amassed a lot of 

that knowledge during my youth. Like most geeks, I was a 

sponge for all kinds of movies, TV shows, cartoons, and video 

games. Then as an adult, I worked at a long series of low 

paying tech support jobs that allowed me to surf the Internet 

all day, and I spent a lot of my cubicle time looking up 

obscure pop culture minutiae from my childhood while I waited 

for people to reboot their PCs. Of course, I spent most of my 

off hours geeking out, too. Luckily, all those hours can now 

be classified as "research" for my novel.

Q) You’re stranded on an island and you can only take one 

movie with you. What is it?

A) Easy! The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition. (Can I take 

all of the DVD Extras and Making of Documentaries, too?)

Q) You’re given free tickets and back stage passes to one 

concert (artist can be living or dead)- who is it and why?

A) Are we talking about time travel back to a specific 

concert in the past here? Because it would be pretty cool to 

stand on the roof of Apple Records and watch the Beatles jam 

up there. But my favorite rock band that’s still together is 

RUSH, and I just bought tickets to see them this June!

Q) Favorite book of all time.

A) That’s an impossible question! I could maybe give you 

three favorites: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, Galapagos by 

Kurt Vonnegut, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by 

Douglas Adams.

Q) Best failed TV show pilot available on Youtube?

A) The unaired Batgirl pilot starring Yvonne Craig.

Q) Favorite episode of Cowboy Bebop?

A) “Ganymede Elegy.” Or maybe “Boogie Woogie Feng Shui.”

Q) What’s the first arcade game you ever played? What’s your 

favorite?

A) I was deflowered by Space Invaders. My all time favorite 

coin-op game was probably Black Tiger.

Q) Your idea of the perfect day...

A) Play Black Tiger. Then go see Big Trouble in Little China 

at the Alamo Drafthouse with Kurt Russell and John Carpenter 

doing a live Q&A afterwards. When I get home that night, I 

accidentally invent a cheap abundant clean energy source that 

saves human civilization. I celebrate by staying up late to 

watch old Ultraman episodes with my daughter (who loves 

Ultraman even more than I do).

Q) True or False. We hear you own a DeLorean and that you 

plan on tricking it out to be a time-travelling, 

Ghostbusting, Knight-Rider car.

A) False. I actually plan on tricking it out to be a time-

traveling Ghostbusting Knight Riding Jet Car. It’s going to 

have both a Flux Capacitor and an Oscillation Overthruster in 

it, so that my Delorean can travel through time AND solid 

matter. My personalized plates are ECTO88, just like a 

DeLorean that appears in my book.

(I’m so glad that you asked this question, because now I can 

justify buying the car as a "promotional tool" for my book. 

Everyone reading this is a witness! My DeLorean is helping me 

promote my book! The fact that I’ve wanted one since I was 

ten years old is totally irrelevant!)

Q) Speaking of DeLoreans: biggest plot hole in the Back to 

The Future Films?

A) The Back to The Future Trilogy is perfect and contains no 

plot holes! Except for the plot hole inherent in nearly all 

time travel films: The planet Earth is moving through space 

at an immense speed at all times. So if you travel back in 

time, you are traveling to a time when the Earth was in a 

different location, and you and your time machine would 

appear somewhere out in deep space. For a time machine to be 

useful, it also needs to be able to teleport you to wherever 

the Earth was/is at your destination time.

Q) But there are two DeLoreans in 1885--why doesn’t Doc dig 

out the one he buried in a cave for Marty to find in 1955 and 

use the gasoline from it to get the other DeLorean up to 

88mph?

A) Doc would have drained the gas tank before he stored a car 

for 80 years, so there wouldn’t have been any gas. And 

tampering with the DeLorean in the cave at all could 

conceivably create a universe-ending paradox, because it has 

to be in the cave for Marty to get back to 1885 in the first 

place. Totally not a plot hole!




ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, 

plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support 

drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been 

geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other 

promising career paths to express his love of pop culture 

fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 

film Fanboys, much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. 

These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their 

daughter, and a large collection of classic video games. 

READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel.














Wednesday, December 16, 2015

COVER REVEAL: HALO by R.C. Stephens

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Title: HALO
Author: R.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: Winter 2016
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I fell in love with Thomas Wells and knew he was my forever. I was sixteen when I gave him my heart. Our love was the kind to last a lifetime.
But Thomas was broken. The first day we met he told me he was going to become a Navy SEAL. At nineteen he enlisted. At twenty he married me. At twenty five he left me pregnant and didn't turn back. I knew he was suffering…. I also knew I couldn't save him. He left me broken. I was scared and alone. Until I met Ryder St. John a wounded soldier… He was lost. I was lost. Together we made sense. I fell in love again… What Ryder forgot to mention was that he held a secret so explosive that it could shatter both our worlds.
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R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master's Degree in Political Science. Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015. R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn't cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she's snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She's a fan of drama and suspense but she's also a sucker for a happy ending. Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.
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REVIEW: Autumn Masquerade (Timeless Regency Collection) By Josi S. Kilpack, Donna Hatch and Nancy Campbell Allen


This Regency anthology includes three 100 page romance novellas based around the theme Autumn Masquerade, presented by the publisher of the #1 Amazon bestselling “A Timeless Romance Anthology” series in New Releases for Clean Romance.

Each individual Regency story includes a sweet, unforgettable romance of overcoming obstacles to find and embrace true love and reach for happily ever after. These shorter novels are perfect for a quick afternoon pick me up. My novella, Unmasking the Duke, features Hannah, the younger sister of Alicia in The Stranger She Married. Hannah, as it happens, is much more than meets the eye, and the oh-so-dreamy Duke of Suttenberg soon discovers he has not only met his match, but has found the girl who can save him.

Josi and Nancy’s tales were absolutely wonderful and I wanted to immediately read them a second time.

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A MERRY DANCE by Josi S. Kilpack. When Lila overhears her uncle talking about a man coming to look for property in the county, she doesn’t think twice, until her uncle says he hopes Lila will find enough interest to marry the man. How can she marry someone named Mortimer Luthford, not to mention that his advanced age of thirty-three, and especially since she’s already in love with her absent cousin Neville? But when Mortimer arrives, Lila has to try every trick known to women to act not interested in the rather fascinating man, which proves a very difficult fa├žade to maintain. 

UNMASKING THE DUKE by Donna Hatch. The last thing Hannah Palmer wants to do is flirt with men in a crowded ballroom, but when her sister throws a Masquerade Ball, Hannah can’t say no to the invitation and takes comfort behind a mask. She dances with a charming masked man, matching him wit for wit. When the glorious evening culminates in a kiss, and the two remove their masks, Hannah is horrified to discover the man she’s been flirting with all night is her most despised neighbor, the Duke of Suttenberg. No matter how charming the duke was at the ball, and how wonderful the kiss, he is the last man she’d ever accept. 

WHAT’S IN A NAME by Nancy Campbell Allen. Penelope Timely has a terrible secret. She’s been writing letters to the Duke of Wilmington, pretending to be her ever-proper twin sister, Persephone. Now, the duke has written that he’ll be coming for the Autumn Masquerade Ball and Festival. Penelope will have to continue the charade while the duke is in town in order to protect her sister. The Duke of Wilmington isn’t fooled for a moment, but instead of confessing that he knows about the deception, he finds himself utterly charmed by Penelope and jumps into the game of deception to see how far the twin sisters will take it.

This was a different novel as it contained three different stories. 

I rather enjoyed this novel. As most that read my reviews know I am very fascinated by Historical Romances. In this book you get three in one. It is an amazing concept.

The characters were very well written. I couldnt choose a favorite if my life depended on it.

The stories themselves were full of suprize and intrigue.I must say though my favorite story was a merry dance. It just hooked me in like crazy. Lily being torn by the love she bears her cousin who is constantly away while trying to turn away the man her uncle wants her to marry. Yes definitely my favorite of the stories. I think i may have fallen a little for mortimer while reading this however.

If you like Historical Romances this is a must read.

4 stars

Friday, December 11, 2015

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ:Shield of the Summer Prince (Book Two of the World of Ruin) By Erik Scott de Bie


Shield of the Summer Prince
World of Ruin #2
By-Erik Scott de Bie
Genre- Epic Fantasy, Adventure
Published By- Dragon Moon Press
Publication Date- December 11th

Bloodbreaker
Though the knight Ovelia Dracaris swore to defend the Blood of Denerre with her life, hers was the dishonored hand that felled the Winter King.

Shroud
After five years as a spymaster, Ovelia resurfaced in a desperate quest for justice that cost her everything: love, her sight, and almost her life.

Shield
Blinded and exiled, Ovelia wards her only remaining friend on his quest to save the burning city of Luether, hoping to find what has eluded her for so long: redemption.