Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree - Blog Tour + review

Title: Soul Finder: The Immortal Gene, Book 2
Author: Jacinta Maree
Genre: NA Dystopian
Publisher: Inked Rabbit Publishing
Cover Designer: Thander Lin: las-t.deviantart.com artstation.com/artist/las-t
Blurb:
Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.
Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.
Unable to see into Diesel's cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.
Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.
Book two of the thrilling Immortal Gene series dives deeper into the danger of trusting your heart over your head.
Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.

My review

The wait is over!
I've been waiting anxiously for the next instalment in this amazing and unique series and now the second book is finally here! And the wait has definitely been worth it.
The book opens with Nadia being captured, and you don't know what's going on until she meets up with a group of rebels and Diesel.
Oh, Diesel. Their romance is so love/ hate and i love it. So much sexual tension. That shower scene was hot! 
I love the whole history behind the Soulless and the special serum and the man who created all of it.
There were bits in the book that practically made me gag, made me laugh out loud, and a bit teary.
I can't believe i now have to wait for the next book!
Amazing series. Amazing writing. I recommend it to fans of the genre.
5/5 stars
Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.
Buy Links: Soulless: http://amzn.to/2cuogqY
Soul Finder: http://amzn.to/2chtNSc
Diesel slowly stood. “I have been thinking a lot lately. About how delicate this situation is. I have had many experiences in hostage situations. But you are different. Difficult.” He stepped around the table. I shuffled back. His voice dropped and curled with a gentle accent that didn’t suit his pitch. A Russian accent, spoken through an English voice. Krane. He jabbed at his own temple with the gun. “You’ve done something to me, you’ve planted this desire into my head. Something I need to stamp out.” His eyes shot down and his eyebrows twitched, pinched by a thought. “I know you. I know your weaknesses, Nadia. I also know where to find that darling sister you are so protective of.”
I shook a sharp breath in, “You wouldn’t dare.”
“A desperate man would do anything, and you are making me very desperate.”
He truly would do anything to keep me leashed to him. He would find Annie. He would bait me with her.
“I need you to stay with me, Nadia. I have sacrificed so much for you. Don’t you get it? You and me, we are more than life. We are more than this. Without you I will crumple into ruins.” The earnestly behind his words shuddered his breath. Weakened his body. I blinked at the poetry of it. At first I thought I was the wax, bending and breaking within Diesel’s presence, but it turned out I was the flame. I was destroying him.
“You forget.” I turned the gun against my own head. “I know your weakness too.”

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The Surrendered by Case Maynard - Review

Title: The Surrendered
Author: Case Maynard
Genre: YA Dystopian
Title Series: The Surrendered Series
Publisher: Blaze Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children.
Surrendered at age ten—after her parents could no longer afford her exorbitant fees—Vee Delancourt has spent six hard years at the Mills, alongside her twin, Oliver. With just a year to freedom, they do what they can to stay off the Master’s radar. But when Vee discovers unspeakable things happening to the younger girls in service, she has no choice but to take a stand—a decision that lands her on the run and outside the fence for the first time since the System robbed her of her liberty.
Vee knows the Master will stop at nothing to prove he holds ultimate authority over the Surrendered. But when he makes a threat that goes beyond what even she considers possible, she accepts the aid of an unlikely group of allies. Problem is, with opposing factions gunning for the one thing that might save them all, Vee must find a way to turn oppression and desperation into hope and determination—or risk failing all the children and the brother she left behind.
The Surrendered is a stunning debut novel from author Case Maynard. This is a new and unique dystopian story which is a breath of fresh air. The writing is superb and I think this author and this book will go places. I recommend it to all lovers of this genre. 4/5 stars
With over 20 years’ experience in the legal and medical fields, Case Maynard decided to trade in her briefs and reports to write the stories that have been floating around in her head since childhood. She lives with her two teenagers and husband in South Georgia, while maintaining a long-distance liaison with her oldest daughter and partner in crime in Alaska. When not writing, she enjoys reading as often as possible, binge watching anything good on Netflix, and all things NCAA football (Go Noles!). You can learn more about Case and her stories on her website.
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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Soul Finder by Jacinta Maree - Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Title: Soul Finder: The Immortal Gene, Book 2
Author: Jacinta Maree
Genre: NA Dystopian
Publisher: Inked Rabbit Publishing
Blurb:
Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.
Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.
Unable to see into Diesel's cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.
Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.
Book two of the thrilling Immortal Gene series dives deeper into the danger of trusting your heart over your head.
Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.
Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.
Buy Links: Soulless: http://amzn.to/2cuogqY
Diesel slowly stood. “I have been thinking a lot lately. About how delicate this situation is. I have had many experiences in hostage situations. But you are different. Difficult.” He stepped around the table. I shuffled back. His voice dropped and curled with a gentle accent that didn’t suit his pitch. A Russian accent, spoken through an English voice. Krane. He jabbed at his own temple with the gun. “You’ve done something to me, you’ve planted this desire into my head. Something I need to stamp out.” His eyes shot down and his eyebrows twitched, pinched by a thought. “I know you. I know your weaknesses, Nadia. I also know where to find that darling sister you are so protective of.”
I shook a sharp breath in, “You wouldn’t dare.”
“A desperate man would do anything, and you are making me very desperate.”
He truly would do anything to keep me leashed to him. He would find Annie. He would bait me with her.
“I need you to stay with me, Nadia. I have sacrificed so much for you. Don’t you get it? You and me, we are more than life. We are more than this. Without you I will crumple into ruins.” The earnestly behind his words shuddered his breath. Weakened his body. I blinked at the poetry of it. At first I thought I was the wax, bending and breaking within Diesel’s presence, but it turned out I was the flame. I was destroying him.
“You forget.” I turned the gun against my own head. “I know your weakness too.”

Friday, 16 September 2016

Irresistible by Becky Elizabeth Anderson - Cover Reveal

I can't tell you how excited i am to bring you this lady's new book cover today. It's been about 4 years since i met her and she's my sister from another mister. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

*COVER REVEAL*
Title: Irresistible Author: Becky Elizabeth Anderson Genre: Contemporary/Dark Romance Cover Design: Stina Rubio/Cover Lust Designs Release: November 2016
Synopsis:
The best things in life are hard to resist...
Arrogant. Dominant. Always. In. Control.
Private security for the Hollywood A-list, Daniel Stark knows he can have whoever he wants in his bed, and anyone is welcome...for a night. Love is nothing but weakness.
But he's about to find out that not everyone is willing to play by his rules. Not everyone can be so easily bent beneath his will.
Not everyone is so easy to leave behind.
Can a man who's been running all his life ever stand still long enough to let someone in, to relent the control he's so tirelessly fought to maintain?
Like fire and oil, they have ignited something in each other that can't be tamed. But when you're playing with fire, someone will always get burned...
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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Unrest by Wendy Higgins - Cover Reveal

Book 1: UNKNOWN





Book 1: UNREST

Blurb

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by the unknown enemy who sent their world into an apocalypse. 

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities...lust. Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy cannot escape it in their tight quarters. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when the truth is made known about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out who the enemy was would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible. 







Goodreads Book Giveaway

Unknown by Wendy Higgins

Unknown

by Wendy Higgins

Giveaway ends October 10, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Catch and Release by Jennifer Martinez - Cover Reveal

Catch and Release

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Synopsis:

Lila is one of the last Succubi alive. After the anti-paranormal group known only as "Corporate" attacks her family's tribe she is completely alone, until she meets Artie.
He knew better than to let his emotions get the best of him but with her he couldn't help it. Now he is stuck with Lila and he can never tell if its the bond he forged or her choice that keeps them together. Corporate is closing in on the pair and the only option to save the two of them is to risk losing the only person he cares about.
"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were."
Always hunt to Catch and Release.

Release Date:

March 1, 2017

About the Author:

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One day while slaving away at her monotonous day job, Jennifer Martinez found her true calling. Like a firefly in the night, the pages called to her. Once she caught the bug there was no stopping it. Her fingers flew furiously across the keyboard winding tales of love, mystery and anger. She snapped out of her reverie to find herself still behind the desk but at least she knew who she was… Author Jennifer Martinez.
I like to think of myself as a beautiful conundrum. When I am not writing, I can be found surrounded by my amazing family or doing yoga at the beach. I love who I am and don’t mind at all when I get strange looks from people. I am a tattoo covered, child and animal lover who looks forward to destroying peoples preconceived notions of what “someone like me” would be interested in. You only live life once… you may as well make it interesting.
I love to get lost in a good book and hope that everyone will get lost in mine.
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Tales from the Aussie Outback - A review of Red Billabong (film)

I don't normally review films on here, but after personally being invited to attend the world premiere of new aussie thriller, Red Billabong, by the lead actor and director/ writer, I felt obligated.



Here's the official synopsis:

In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst nightmares - But is it just - A story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it real?

An ancient Australian legend has now been unleashed!


My thoughts:

Red Billabong is something completely unique and refreshing. We have never seen an aussie film like this before, and i think that's what makes it a winner.
Beautiful Australian scenery, mixed with a hot cast, with a few familar faces along with lots of new ones too, are the perfect receipe.
The cinematography is amazing, as is Luke Sparke's direction and writing. You can tell he was influenced by films such as Jurassic Park. I don't mind at all, because that is one of my favourite films ever!
There's no secret this is a monster flick, but what exactly is the Red Billabong monster? That you will have to find out for yourself.


Tales from the red carpet

Seeing as i did attend the world premiere of the film and walked the red carpet with the stars, i thought i might share some stories with you.



I met the cast at Supanova Sydney in June this year. My best friend Alanna wanted me to go talk to Tim Pocock, her favourite actor, as she couldn't make the convention. Seeing as i was working at the event, I agreed. Alanna had recorded a video message for Tim as well. So when i proceeded to introduce myself to Tim and show him the video, some of the staff at the Red Billabong booth were a little pushy with getting you to buy something just to talk to the stars. i was thinking about it, when Tim noticed and told me i didn't have to pay. I showed him Alanna's video message, and he was moved. He was so moved in fact, he did something i didn't expect. Not even his co-stars, Dan Ewing and Sophie Don next to him could believe what he did. Tim asked me to turn on my video setting on my phone and record him. He recorded a special message for Alanna, which made everyone's day. I was almost crying at this point, especially when Tim invited Alanna and i to the world premiere in Sydney.
So this is where we come to the photo above.
This is the moment Tim and Alanna finally met. It's been almost 2 months in the making. And i think Tim was just as starstruck as we were haha.
Tim is one of the lovliest guys you will ever meet.
I think we've found a new friend.




Oh, yeah. Did i mention I also got to talk to Dan Ewing again? (Aussies might know him as Heath on Home and Away) He remembered me from Supanova too. Another sweet guy.


I recommend everyone go see the film and support another piece of art from this great southern land.

Red Billabong releases Australia wide August 25th.
International dates coming soon.
For more info, check out the Red Billabong Facebook page.