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Cover Reveal! "Love Undone" by Diana Nixon


Love Undone
By Diana Nixon
COMING OUT JUNE, 3rd 2014
What would you do if all your memories were gone?
One day Kassie wakes up and realizes that her life is nothing but an endless emptiness…
One tragic incident takes away everything that she has ever cherished and loved: family, friends and all the best moments that she ever lived through. 
Now everything seems unknown, including a beautiful stranger,
whose mere look makes her heart beat faster. 
Who is that reckless and mysterious man? Is he just an old friend or an enemy? Sinking into the vortex of indescribable emotions, they will give in to the most irresistible temptation ever,
just to fall in love with each other, again and again...


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DON’T MISS THE RELEASE OF CHAPTER 1 – MONDAY, MAY 12th !!! – will be available on Diana Nixon’s official page: http://diananixon.blogspot.com/
Other books by Diana Nixon:
Love Lines (LL, # 1)
Songs of the Wind (LL, # 2)
From Scratch (LL. # 2.5)
Diamond Sky (LL, # 3)
The Souls of Rain (Heavens Trilogy, # 1)
The Prisoners of Dreams (Heavens Trilogy, # 1.5)
Hate at First Sight (A contemporary romance)
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Promo Post for Love Lines Blog Tour w/ Author Diana Nixon

 
The traces of supernatural powers have always been crossing the world of human beings. Many people know about the existence of healers, mind readers, oneiromancers and wizards. But for centuries their lives have been kept secret and no one has ever heard about Dever, a kingdom of mysteries and magic.
Neither has Eileen Clark, whose life has never been different from the one other teenagers have.
Everything changes the day Eileen receives an invitation to join the ranks of Dever’s students.
Nothing will ever be the same again…
New life, new friends, new enemies…
And love so powerful that no magic will be able to destroy…
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About the author:
 
Diana Nixon is a poet and the author of fantasy and contemporary romances.
She was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
Monday, November 19, 2012

Review: The Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy by E.L. James



                         




Book Description of book One (via Goodreads):


When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.






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 My Review:


Going into reading this series, i was a bit reluctant because of how alot of people in the media called it like "hardcore erotica" which is not really my cup of tea. But since they are making it into movies i did want to get it a chance, and i am beyond glad i did. First of all, if you like me are reluctant to read this because of how it is described in the media and such, don't be its really not THAT bad. I mean, yes there is erotica, and some other things I'm sure everyone knows about already but i discovered when reading this that the storyline was much bigger than those parts. So for me the storyline, which at it's heart is actually a story of discovering the love of your life in maybe the most unexpected of situations, or finding them at all when you don't deserve love at all. These books gave me so many emotions, i would one minute be laughing at one scene and the next scene crying, or one scene be happy with whats going on and the next scene be saying "oh hell no!". Christian Grey is, well to say the least, a very complicated man with a very sad and complicated past. But at his heart, when he lets his guard down, i think he is every woman's dream guy. Yes, sometimes i wanted to smack him, but other times i just wanted to hug him. And i think every girl can relate to Ana in some way. She is a very normal girl, just finished college, trying to start a career, and then she is in one meeting thrust into a world she had never imagined. And one she is not sure she can be in. I loved seeing how Ana was able to break down the hard shell Christian had put up (mostly), over the course of the 3 books, and see how different he is in book 3 than he was in book 1. Yes he still has his issues, and considering his past and childhood I'm sure he always will, but he has went from being a guy who see's women as only good for one thing really to a unexpected romantic who falls in love and falls in love with everything that brings (even if he is raging mad at first). And that is all because of Ana. Who i found to be very strong, she goes through alot of things in these books that I'm not sure i could go through, some of it degrading to her, but she always seems to work things out for the better and she ends up with what every girl dreams of. These books will definitely be added to my favorite's list. I can't wait to see how they are brought to the big screen. I think everyone should gives these books a chance, because like i said at its heart its a hard-core love story. And that's the most important thing of all, i think Christian and Ana prove in these books that maybe love can conquer all.





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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Guardians: The Turn by Lola St.Vil

 
Book Description (via Goodreads):
There. Will. Be. Blood.
After the Council hands down a severe punishment,
A Guardian declares war on the Angel world.

Before the end
Lives will be lost
Love will be tested
And blood WILL flow...
 
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My Review:
I recieved a copy of this for review by the author so first i want to thank her for generously letting me read her book.

First i have to start off by saying "What a cliffhanger!". Wow, was so not expecting that one. But thats what makes a good book. Anyway, so this book, pretty much follow's the fallout of Miku (who now calls herself Red) turning. And boy did she turn. That is one angry Angel, if you can even call her that anymore. This book pretty much jumps right into action from the start. And throughout the book the Guardians are left to deal with the fallout of Miku having turned and all the chaos and distruction she has caused as well as the fact that they have not found the Triplex and there is the ever-present issue of the Emmy/Marcus/Ameana triangle... well not really a triangle at this point its more Emmy & Marcus and a very pissed off and bitter Ameana. But i guess i can't blame her, even though im team "Emmy" when it comes to Marcus. There is trouble at every turn for these Angels and human, and i think thats what keeps it interesting, you never know whats gonna happen next. And this book has proven to be the book that has the most shocks and revelations in it. This series just gets better with each book. I dont know how i can wait until Jan. for book 4! The suspense will probably kill me! HAHA. Great book from a great author. Would so recommend this.
 
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review/Giveaway/Author Spotlight w/ Lola St.Vil!

New giveaway along with a Author Spotlight and review, so check it out and sign up while it's still open!  Great book!


 
 

Author Bio:
Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing and Drama.
In addition to being an actress, she writes plays, screenplays and short stories.
Guardians is her first series.




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Book Blurbs:

Guardians: The Girl (book 1):
After his death,
Marcus found the love of his life...

Unfortunately it's not his sexy, telekinetic angel girlfriend --- it's Emmy Baxter... a human.

Between torture, demon attacks, and midterms, Marcus and Emily must fight their feelings for a devastating prophecy has predicted: "Should Angel and Human unite, humanity will perish
 
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Gurdians: The Fallout (book 2):
Just because she has wings,
doesn’t mean she’s an Angel…


It's front page news on every Angel gossip rag:

“Marcus & Ameana: Gone The Way Of “Brad & Jennifer.”

So, Who Is The “Angelina?” Emmy Baxter—a mere mortal!”

Ameana tries to avoid her ex and his new love by focusing
on the other evil out to destroy the team. But soon her pain
turns to fury.

And before the end…a girl plots revenge, a leader is on the edge
and an Angel falls.
 
 
 
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My Review:
I was generously given a copy of book 1, Guardians: The Girl in return for a honest review.  So thanks Lola for the book!
 
While i have only read a few books about angels this one really stands out among them as one of the good ones. I found myself reading it so long sometimes at night, i would look up and all of a sudden it would be 4am when it only seemed as though minutes passed. I'll try to give my review without giving away too much of the book but i'm not always so good at doing that so here's to hoping haha. The book center's around a group of angels called Guardians who are sent to Earth to basically save the world, and they only get one clue which ends up being a girl named Emerson (or Emmy as she is often called), so she is essentially thrust from her life into a world of angels and gods and evil that has apparently surrounded her all the time though she never knew it. The thing i liked about Emmy is that she had always felt like she was unwanted, but she was still willing to help save a world she didn't feel she should be in in the first place. I found that to be a very good quality in her. Emmy ends up falling for the first Guardian, Marcus who returns her feelings but is with another of the Guardians, which causes quite a bit of problems for the 3 of them to say the least. There are 6 Guardians who need Emmy's help to like i said, save the world, and they have to do so while at the same time protecting not only themselves from harm but Emmy as well as the evil of the world wants to destroy what they are trying to save. All the Guardians were very likable (AMimi .... maybe not as much as she is the you-know-what of the crew) but the rest of them were very likable and had quite entertaining personalities. I really liked that the book could go from everything to being find to possibly the death of someone within a few pages, there is alot of action in this book which i also found enjoyable, it was not overdone as some books are. Overall i would definately recommend this book, it has drama, romance, action, good vs. evil, forbidden love, race against time stuff - so if you like that kinda thing you will definately like this book, i very much enjoyed it and look forward to the other books in the series. Happy Reading!
 
 
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Lola has GENEROUSLY agreed to give away 10 ebook copies of book 1.  To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and good luck to you all!
 
 
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Author Spotlight/Giveaway w/ author Dicy McCullough!






Author Bio:
Dicy McCullough , author of three children's books,  also writes a human interest column for her local newspaper, The Salisbury Post.  She is a published poet and a contributing author for the book, This One's for the Birds! A retired teacher,  she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Gardner-Webb University,  Boiling Springs, N.C., and a Master of Education Degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte,  Charlotte, NC.  In 2011 she was inducted into the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni at Gardner-Webb University.

Her books are Tired of My Bath, Tired of School and Tired of Being Different. These books can be found on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and www.dicymcculloughbooks.com.





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John Allen does not want to take a bath and as a result, he gets a surprise the next morning. He discovers very quickly Mom knows best.

















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New Giveaway Coming Up!

Hi all.  Sorry i have been absent lately (family drama), but anyway i'm back with a giveaway i hope you all will enter, it's not my normal genre of book but my sister is friend's with the author and i always love helping out author's so we are gonna have a giveaway of a children's book.  So all you parent's who read to your kids or people who have nieces/nephews or friends with kids or who are even expecting, this is a giveaway you should definitely check out.  I'm about to post the giveaway so i look forward to your entry's!  Happy reading!
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Review: Swoon by Nina Malkin



Book description (via Goodreads): Sin is coming... Prepare to Swoon.Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him. What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?"


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My Review:
Round 2 of reading Swoon! Didn't review it the first time so gonna do it this time. I really like this book, it has a good plot which is very different from what is usually put out there these days. I don't want to give too much away, but basically the book is about a girl named Candice or "Dice" for short, who moves to the town of Swoon from New York, and basically lives alone because her parents are only there on the weekends due to their work. Well her cousin Pen becomes posessed - and im sure by now you know who was possessing her lol. Anyway there is a ritual done where they think they are ridding him from Pen but instead they are actually releasing him into the world. Where he is out for revenge for a death of his gf or fiancee which happened in the 1700's and he was put to death for her murder, which he didn't commit. So since the people who were alive when that happened are dead by now, he decides he will just take the revenge out on their living relatives, very distant relatives seeing as it did happen in the 1700's. I do think guys would enjoy this book just as much as girls. It did have romance (which i love!) but it didn't have it in a conventional way. It was more like a "i love you because i have no choice" on Dice's part and a "i love you but i'm still gonna destroy everyone you care about and i dont care what you think of it" on Sin's part, but when they were alone together you still got the deep feelings they had for each other. Having never read about a character of Sin's kind, i have to say i was pleasently surprised by my feelings towards him. I did have my moments of wondering why in the world she was even bothering with him, but then the next thing i know i would be rooting for them, or him, to be the person he really was instead of a person filled with hate and anger. I will say going towards the end of the book some of the stuff said and such didn't make much sense to me, like i didn't understand where it was coming from or what they were talking about, but it didn't last long. So overall very good book, good characters, and now i'm on to book 2! Happy reading!


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa


Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series
by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa

Los Angeles, CA; Toronto, ON – April 18, 2012 – Independent film production company Palomar Pictures today announced that it has optioned Blood of Eden, the newest series from New York Times bestselling young adult author Julie Kagawa. The Immortal Rules, the highly anticipated first book in the Blood of Eden series, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on April 24, 2012.

The Immortal Rules is set in a future world where humanity, decimated by a deadly virus, exists merely as a food source and slave class to an elite society of vampires. When a young woman, a survivor who dreams of the day humanity will rise up against their supernatural masters, is turned into a vampire, she is forced to choose between becoming what she despises or helping those who would destroy her.

Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson was passionate about The Immortal Rules’ film potential and quick to secure film rights for the book and the Blood of Eden series. “It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century. It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation," said Sighvatsson. "Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer."

Julie Kagawa felt that Sighvatsson was the right producer to partner with because of his tremendous track record for getting his films made and his passion for her books. "Joni does not take on a project unless he really loves it," Kagawa said. "He's thoughtful and established, and I know he's going to make a great movie that respects my material."

Sighvatsson has acquired a solid reputation in the movie industry. With more than 40 feature-film credits under his belt, Sighvatsson has worked closely with a wide range of talent, both in front of and behind the camera. The trademarks of his projects are the pairing of visionary directors—such as David Lynch, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Winding Refn and Julian Schnabel—with strong material. This has led to a body of work that is rich and diverse.

Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin TEEN, is thrilled that Kagawa's novels are finally coming to the big screen. "Julie writes in such a cinematic way, I have seen her books as films from day one. Her fans have been clamoring for Julie Kagawa movies for a long time and I am so pleased that they are finally going to get their wish fulfilled!"


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About Julie Kagawa
Julie Kagawa is the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Iron Fey series. Born in Sacramento, California, she moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things: how to body board, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks and that writing stories in math class is a fantastic way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a plethora of pets. She still laughs whenever she sees a centipede. For more information on the Blood of Eden series, please visit BloodofEden.com.


About Palomar Pictures
Palomar Pictures is an independent film production company based in Los Angeles, California. Owner and principal Joni Sighvatsson is a veteran Hollywood producer whose filmography includes WILD AT HEART, BASQUIAT, KALIFORNIA and ARLINGTON ROAD. Since being acquired by Sighvatsson, the company has produced such films as K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson and BROTHERS directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. Palomar Pictures’ most recent feature was the action thriller KILLER ELITE, starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. Palomar announced a financial partnership with Grosvenor Park LLC in the fall of 2011 for three movies, including an adaptation of Stephen King's Rose Madder.

About Harlequin
Harlequin is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 113 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin’s website is located at Harlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 19 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com.


For more information contact:
Aditya Ezhuthachan
Head of Development, Palomar Pictures.
310-440-3494
ad@palomarpics.com

Michelle Renaud
Harlequin Public Relations
416-448-7164
Michelle_Renaud@Harlequin.ca

Laurie McLean
Larsen Pomada Literary Agents
650-747-0796
laurie@agentsavant.com




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