Katie M.John Promo Day + Giveaway!






Author Bio:

Writer of the Amazon Best-selling YA series, The Knight Trilogy, Katie is married to a handsome giant and mummy to a mud-puddle fairy. She likes to write whilst drinking tea and eating jaffa cakes. Most of the time she lives in a fairytale world but other than that she is completely and utterly normal.
Katie's debut YA fairtytale series, 'The Knight Trilogy' has become an international best-seller in several chart categories, Contemporary Fantasy, Myths and Legends, Paranormal Romance. It has also been an Amazon No 1. Best-selling Fairytale.
Her work is a blend of rich imagery and fast paced action. Before writing full length novels, Katie wrote poetry, her works being published in several anthology publications.
She is currently working on a stand alone novel called 'Beautiful Freaks' due to be published in Autumn 2012. A high Victorian, Gothic, Steampunk style detective story.
Here are the links for:
The official website:
Twitter: @KnightTrilogy


Blurb:

Egypt changed them both in ways no one ever expected. As murder and dark arts cast a terrible shadow over both The Real World and The Realm. Mina's connection to the mysterious Star Fire Sisterhood results in her becoming The Templar's number one suspect.
Set amongst the snowy mountains of Switzerland and the ancient magical forests of France, Blake and the House of Beldevier are given just one chance to save Mina's life - the recovery of The Holy Grail.
In this epic heart-racing finale, ancient myths come alive and old scores are settled. One thing for sure ... the clock is ticking.
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Have you read the Knight Trilogy? What do you think of the novels?

Neglecting you! :(

Recently I have been neglecting Reading A Little Bit Of Everything and my other blogs.... want to know why? I have no ioda! I apologise for not posting more frequently with bloggy stuff! :)

There have been a few posts that have been published although they have already been scheduled for quite awhile.

I want to be 100% honest with yous as yous always are with me in reviews, interviews and everything else! I just haven't been in the mood for blogging or even reading and I suppose for not keeping on top of things I have a back log of 506 emails to clear through on both email accounts :( Soo..... that's pay back right??

I really do want to get back in the mood for blogging and reading as I have loads of ideas for the blog which you will read about soon enough and also loads of prizes and swag I've bought. :)

When you have lost interest in blogging how do you get it back? When you can't get into reading what do you do?

I need and want tips and ideas! Soo pleeeaaassseeee help me out :)

Thanks :)

Kerry-Ann xx

Author Interview: Susan Buchanan

Can you tell readers a bit about yourself?


I live in Scotland, just outside Glasgow. I worked in International Sales for 15 years, as I speak five languages (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French) and have travelled a lot. I also lived in France and Spain. Now I am working part-time and writing the rest. I am a voracious reader, although when I am writing it is hard to, as you get so caught up in your own work.

Your writing history/journey? I’ve been writing since I was a kid of about seven. However, more ‘recently’ I started my first novel Sign of the Times ten years ago. I would only write when I was on holiday, as had no time otherwise. So five years after I started writing the book, I decided to take a year off work. I finished the novel five months later and spent a few months drafting and editing it. It was sent out to a few publishers and agents, but nothing came of it. I then went back to full-time work and stopped writing, although I had already written three chapters of The Dating Game, due out later this year. In March this year, Sign of the Times was published on Amazon. Due to the amazing response from readers, I started writing again and am now almost half way through the firs draft of The Dating Game. In addition, I decided due to overwhelming positive feedback from readers, to write a sequel to Sign of the Times. This will be out hopefully by the end of 2013.

Your novel(s)? Sign of the Times is the story of 12 people who are based on the 12 signs of the zodiac. It relates the events that happen to them and how their lives intertwine. Here’s the blurb:

Twelve people. Twelve star signs.

Sagittarius - Holly, a travel writer, visits Tuscany to research her next book. Seeking help when her car breaks down, she gets more than assistance when Dario, a vineyard owner, puts temptation in her path. Disappearing without explanation, he proves elusive. Bruised, Holly tries to put it behind her until a chance encounter brings her feelings to the surface again.

Capricorn – Holly’s fiancé, Tom misses her while she is in Italy and turns to an internet chat room for solace. His construction business is under threat, but could foul play be at work?

Gemini - Holly’s sister, Lucy, a serial man-eater finally meets her match, which puts her long-term relationship and career in jeopardy. Cheating she discovers, can have devastating consequences.

Libra - Holly’s uncle Jack, an eminent prosecutor, juggles a difficult teenage son with his high profile career and finds himself lacking. When his son’s school work starts slipping, he decides he needs to take control, but it’s not long before the balls all come tumbling down and Jack finds his family on the wrong side of the law.

One event binds them all…




Can you share with us your latest news?

The Dating Game is underway. I am already editing the earlier chapters and have all the characters created, even the minor ones. I had to make an Excel spreadsheet the other day, so I didn’t give very minor characters the same name by accident! I also re-did the chapter plan last week, so that I know it is on course. It’s too early to have an official book jacket blurb, but here’s a mini-blurb taster.

Workaholic recruitment consultant Gill McFadden is sick of her friends trying to match-make for her. Up until now her love life has been a disaster and she’s going through
a drier spell than the Sahara desert. Seeing an ad on a bus one day, she decides to visit Happy Ever After dating agency. Before long she is experiencing laughs, lust and… could it be love? But like everything in Gill’s life, nothing is straightforward and she ends up wondering exactly who she can trust.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I learned that I should probably edit as I go along and to pay more attention to the word count. Sign of the Times is a long-ish book (480 pages), because it has 12 main characters, who are each given equal weight, but originally it was a much longer book for that reason, 300K words. It’s now 120K. It pained me to cut it so much, but it was solely done to comply with publishers’ submission guidelines. In the end, it would have made little difference as it was published on Amazon, but I didn’t know then that that would be the case. I had been advised by creative writing teachers, ‘just write’, so I did. Unfortunately I didn’t know when to stop!

I had an amazing journey writing my book. I’d like to be able to say that I learned to write every day, but sometimes Life gets in the way. I also learned what a difference an amazing editor can make . Fi Broon, my editor and old university friend, is brutally honest, but we have a right laugh when we edit.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I started reading when I was four and read constantly as a child. I used to be waiting outside the library on a Saturday morning for it to open. It was only open for half a day. I would get my six books, go home and be upset by 2pm, that I had finished them and the library wasn’t open until Monday again. My reading led naturally to writing. I remember my first story about a smuggler when I was seven. Then generally at school, I wrote very imaginative essays and got good grades. One exercise we were asked to do was write an essay out of an adjective, verb and noun we were given. So from that was born the tale of the magic, golden dancing sugar bowl!

Who is your favourite author and what is it that you love about their work?

Maeve Binchy. There are others whom I love too, but for me Maeve’s characters are so well drawn and they pull you in. Her characters are the inspiration for the way I draw my characters. I feel that she knows everything about them, even the things she doesn’t share with readers, which is exactly what I do with mine. Her stories are always such feel good ones, perfect for a bleak Scottish winter, under a blanket on the sofa!

If you could go on holiday with 2 characters from any books who would they be and why?
I realise I should probably trot out characters from classics here, but I’m not going to.

Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones’ diaryshe is mad as a brush and I have often been compared to her, as I can be quite scatty. Every time I go anywhere stuff happens to me. She’s the same. It would be a good combo and she could give me the lowdown on Mark Darcy!

Henry from Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife – how exciting would it be , to be around him all the time, when he might just disappear at any second and then reappear days or weeks later? (although I suppose he might miss the flight home!) Being around him would keep the magic alive in any relationship! Plus who could resist seeing their partner at different ages. In this scenario, Henry and I would have to be going out of course….

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Keep writing. And stop calling yourself an aspiring author if you already have a work finished! You don’t feel like an author, until you start calling yourself an author. If you are still in the midst of your first work, fine, you are a writer. If your book is already finished and for sale, you ARE an author.

Marketing – you thought the writing part was hard. The marketing of your book can be all-consuming. I am still trying to find the right balance between writing and marketing. If your book is nearly ready, start creating a buzz about it already. Create a blog, so readers can find you. Entertain them, use your voice, the voice you have used in your book, which is what differentiates you.

Don’t wait for your book to launch to market. Use beta readers to get opinions before the book goes live (I didn’t, but definitely will next time). Use an editor/proofreader – do not skip this step. It’s what makes indie writers look amateur and can cause a potentially amazing tale to plunge to the depths of obscurity. There is a lot of advice on my writer’s blog, in various posts, since I catalogue my writing journey, as I write The Dating Gamewww.susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk

Is there anything you'd like to say to readers?

Thanks to those of you who have already bought and/or read Sign of the Times and particularly to those who have given me feedback. If you haven’t already bought it, I think if you imagine Maeve Binchy combined with Nick Hornby, with a little bit of serious themes thrown in, that sums up Sign of the Times. If you like chick-lit, but with a bit more realism, ie not just all handbags and shoes, then it’s probably your kind of read. It’s contemporary fiction about ordinary people and the events that happen to them. I’ve been told I’m a ‘female Christopher Brookmyre’ and also that Sign of the Times would make a good drama series, akin to Cold Feet. I have 2 more books planned after The Dating Game already and hope to manage both in 2013.


Favourites: I’m assuming we are talking books here, so The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld; The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards; Light on Snow by Anita Shreve; Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy; The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and The Island & also The Return by Victoria Hislop, among many many others. My all-time favourite is the children’s classic The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende, although I am also a huge Enid Blyton fan!

Genre: I read everything, except sci-fi, horror and biographies. That said there are now genres I know very little about, eg dystopian, flash fiction, steampunk, so can’t say I am a fan of those either, since I haven’t read them.

Mythical Creature: Medusa - I always wanted to have long hair…


Ice-Cream Flavour: either plain vanilla or stracciatella (Italian version similar to choc chip, but better)

Classics or Fairytales:
depends. I loved Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales as a child, but studied European and South American literature at university. I haven’t actually read many of the great British classics in recent years. I’m more at home with Dante, Flaubert, Garcia Marquez and Machado de Assis…

Place: Mmmm. Just one – I love travelling and have been to 45 countries. I would have to say though, the white villages of Andalucia. We went there three years ago and I would like to go back later this year.

Team Edward, Jacob or.... Team: - Well, I preferred Edward when he was Cedric Diggory. The weird eyes didn’t really do it for me. And what a torso Jacob has! So it has to be Jacob, even if he does have a tail! A girl can overlook a few things!

Contact Susan via her:

Wesbite / Twitter / Facebook  / Goodreads

Purchase a copy of Sign of the Times:

Amazon.co.uk (Kindle Edition)
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Massive thanks to the author for taking the time out and answering some questions for us! :)

What do you think of the interview? What do you think of Sign of the Times? Sound any good?

Blog Tour: Review - Sara's Smile by Sandra Bunino


Review:

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review for being apart of this blog tour.

Sara's Smile is a quick addictive novel one which you will be super excited you read! It's the perfect novel for taking to the beach to read which is defo just in time for summer! :)

Book bio: As an architect who specialises in restorations, Sara Wiley is a genius at returning neglected structures to their former glory. But when it comes to her own life, she has no idea how to reclaim the ruins, which are all that remain of her first true love.

When the biggest opportunity of her career and a sexy contractor comes her way, she’s thrilled…until she learns that the client is the long-ago boy who captured her heart and continues to invade her dreams. Is it a bittersweet coincidence or might there be a chance, after all, for Sara to revisit the mistakes of her past and build the future she has wanted for so long?


Sara's Smile is a perfect love story with a little bit of everything to keep you turning the pages to the end. The author is so fantastic and making everything seem real and I really loved the description as then I was able to picture scenes.

I will definitely be reading more of the authors work as it just has to get better and better!


What do think of Sara's Smile? Have you read it?

Kicking Off the I'm Not This Girl Blog Tour for Nina-Marie Gardner!

Nina-Marie Gardner is one of my favourite authors she is just amazing and her writing is carzily addictive so I was over joyed when she said I could organise her blog tour.... Literally screaming with happiness over joyed!

The full blog tour will be available by the end of today so please look out for it!

Author Bio:
Nina-Marie Gardner was born in New York City. Her debut novel Sherry & Narcotics was published in May 2011 (Future Fiction London) and her second novel, I'm Not This Girl will be published March 2012. Her fiction has been published in 3AM Magazine and the anthologies Bedford Square and 3AM London, New York, Paris. A graduate of Yale University and the creative writing program at the University of London, Royal Holloway, she has lived and traveled extensively abroad. Currently she lives with her dog Lulu in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
 

"Gardner's writing is ridiculously addictive."
A cautionary tale of love and loss—beautiful, raw and heart-wrenchingly honest. "I'm Not This Girl" chronicles the hair-raising journey of shy outsider Lulu, who with her faithful mutt Trouble seeks for meaning, identity and redemption in a world turned upside down by her own catastrophic personality.
From the hipster enclave of Hollywood's Silver Lake Hills, to Manhattan at the peak of the dot com boom and bust; through the aftermath of 9/11, to a psychiatric hospital in the Arizona desert, only when Lulu finds her way back to London, the city where she was born, does she come to terms with the truth she's been running from.

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Interview with Brad Wirz from Gone Reading .com + a Discount Code especially for YOU!


Gone Reading is more than just buying a product as the happiness we get from it we can smile even wider knowing we have brought someone out there that much closer to a whole work of  books...... The very thing some of us take for granted!

Interview with Brad Wirz:

What is Gone Reading?
GoneReading is our philanthropic brand of gifts for readers and book lovers. It’s a collection of bookish products – many that you won’t find anywhere but on our website at www.gonereading.com – to enhance your “reading lifestyle”. As a philanthropic enterprise, we’ve pledged 100% of our after-tax profits to help fund libraries in the developing world.
How and why did it begin?
Well, my wife refers to it as my mid-life crisis! The reality is that a couple of years ago I found myself on a volunteer trip to the remote jungles of Central America, several hours away from any type of modern civilization. We spent a week helping to build the region’s first library. It really hit me over the head that thousands of people, from hundreds of area villages, had never had access to books. With just a little bit of money and effort, that library now brings a world of new possibilities to those people. Their lives are changed through the power of books and reading.
I had been thinking about doing something philanthropic, and I was ready for a career change. It took me several months to formulate the plan for GoneReading, but later that same year (2010), I quit my job, ended my 20 year career in marketing, and started GoneReading.
What is the your main purpose or aim?
Our goal is to help bring massive funding to non-profit organizations that are in the business of building and developing small libraries in the poorest regions of the world. We’ve found some great organizations to which we’ve pledged our profits; I suggest you check out READ Global, Ethiopia Reads, and BiblioWorks. If we can provide big new revenue streams for these types of organizations, we’ve accomplished our goal of spreading the magic of reading to the far corners of the world.
What's your best thing about it?
It’s really the idea of “readers helping readers”. Our customers are really, really passionate about reading. Through the purchase of our products, which bring great joy into their lives, they now have the ability to do the same for people they will never meet on the other side of the world. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Is there anything specific you'd like readers to know about Gone Reading that is not included above?
We really just want people – especially avid readers like those who read your blog – to follow our story. Visit our webpage, join our email list (signup at the far bottom left hand corner of every page), and we’ll keep you updated, both on news about GoneReading as well as our latest and greatest products. Once readers visit our site, they start falling in love with our products, and they start to understand how GoneReading can spread the magic of reading.

I LOVE Gone Reading and have bought quite a few things on their myself.... here are my fave items.


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Thee BEST thing on Gone Reading is below.... cause we all know we wish out life was like this!
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The coupon provides a 20% discount for all purchases on our website, and expires 6 July. Simply enter the code during the checkout process. There is no risk of overusing it, so feel free to share the code as much as you want! 

Discount Code:  KERRY-ANN20

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Author Bio:
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. Its a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves it works wonderfully…



Trying to Score Blog Tour - Toni Aleo Review/Giveaway

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Toni Aleo

Author Bio:

I am a wife, mother, and hopeless romantic.
I have been told I have anger issues, but I think it’s cause of my intense love for hockey!
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughters dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, and reading the latest romance novel.
I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, and did I mention I love hockey?

Twitter: tonilovesweber6

Links to Buy
Amazon - Trying To Score

Contemporary Romance
Title: Trying to Score
Author: Toni Aleo

Date Published: 4/11/2012

Synopsis:
Fallon Parker’s dream was to have her family’s wine company at the top of all wine magazines and to have a cellar of her own. After graduating from college, she has worked hard to make that dream a reality, even if that meant having a nonexistent love life. She had her chance at love and that was a bust, so she put everything into the wine company. After becoming the official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, Fallon finally feels like everything is falling in place, that is until Lucas Brooks comes back into her life.

Lucas Brooks hates his life. He is lonely, he is sober, and he is angry. On the ice, when he’s not in the sin bin, he the leading scorer in the NHL but off the ice, he is a mess. He threw away the most important person in his life, and has regretted it ever since but when Lucas sees Fallon again after being traded to the Assassins; he is bound and determined to get her back. Even if she wants nothing to do with him.

The sexual tension between Fallon and Lucas is electrifying as Lucas tries to convince Fallon that he is a changed man. Fallon tries to resist Lucas, but it is so hard when all her body wants is his. But when Lucas finds out that Fallon has been keeping a huge secret from him, the game he is playing stops and penalties are called.

With new rules and new players on the ice, will Fallon and Lucas be able to work out their differences and work as a team or will they be left trying to score alone.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Review:

Toni Aleo has done it again with her page gripping characters which has had me hooked from the very beginning. She is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and I can't wait for her future releases.

Fallon and Lucas are two characters which won't take you long to get interested in the author is such an amazing writer that you instantly want to read more just to find out how the stories going to end. This is the PERFECT beach read for your holidays if your looking for something gripping and romantic this it the novel you need to pack you would not regret it.

Love is the most powerful thing anyone can ever feel and Toni Aleo lets us learn how to forgive when love really does conquer all.... everyone deserves a second chance don't they?

I convinced my friend to read Taking Shots and she is loving it so far! :) You really need to read these books as everything about them is just brilliant The author is AMAZING!

DISCLOSURE Please place somewhere in the post for all reviews!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commisions 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*






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What do you think of Trying to Score? Is it your kinda book? What do you think of the review?


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Ken Lindsey Blog Tour: Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt


Author Bio: My name is Ken Lindsey, and I am now 30 years old.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember, and will continue to write until there are no white pages left for me. I write for myself, it's a release-a breath, and I write for my children. I want them to know that there are other worlds out there, worlds with real heroes, and worlds made up of whatever colors they can imagine. My Big Girl, my Princess, my Baby Girl, and my Baby Boy- they make my world so much bigger.

Recently I published the 2nd edition of my first novel, The River Runes, with a new cover and quite a few edits that I am very excited about.

I have also started working on my second, Clockwork Charlie.  It's a new venture for me, and I'm stepping out of my comfort zone on this one.

In the times between, I write short stories, and even dabble in some poetry. If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask.







Guest Post:






Why Go Indie?

I like being in control. That isn't the only reason, but it is certainly the reason that pushed me to self publish rather than go the traditional route. I love the fact that I get to choose my own cover art, title, launch dates, etc...

I searched the web and read a thousand articles and blogs before I made my decision. It wasn't easy, but once I chose, I was happy with my choice. Other than half a dozen hasty query letters I sent out the very second I finished my first draft, (before I had read anything about the publishing world) I haven't done anything to reach a publisher. I have no problems with traditional publishing and I may go that route with some of my novels in the next few years, but for now I love being indie.

Another reason for me to self publish is the challenge. I love to be challenged. Not only do I have to write the words, I also have to make sure the book is edited and formatted and worth reading. Cover art, marketing, how much to charge... it's all up to me to decide how it gets done. That's why I'm doing this blog tour! I'm still learning and testing the waters in order to find the best ways to reach readers.

There are bumps in the road, for sure. Being self published means there is no advance, no editor, and in my case, no agent to help get your work out there. If an indie wants their book in stores, they have to find the stores that are willing and jump through the hoops to get their titles there.

Those are all just pieces of the self publishing package, though. We are living in a future where an author can write their book, the way they want it written, and publish it in whatever formats they choose. The eBook has shaken up the publishing world, and I wanted to get in on the chaos before it was too late.

Plus, it's fun.

Thanks for reading,

buh bye then,

Ken Lindsey



Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Title: River Runes
Author: Ken Lindsey
Date Published:
May 8, 2011


Synopsis: 


Jonathan is a young man, on the cusp of taking his Master's place as magician of Third Chapel. Things are better than he ever expected; he's becoming closer to his father, he is in the midst of a blossoming romance, and his magical abilities are growing every day.

And then an exotic stranger named Bixby finds his way to Third Chapel. The faerie is curious about the people that inhabit Caithiir, the great city that stands so close to the woods, and Mother is not around to stop him from finding out what he can.

Mother, however, has been awakened in Bixby's absence only to find that one of her own has openly defied her. Jonathan and his Master are determined to protect Bixby, but the cost may be more than they can afford to lose.


Book Excerpt:
It was an odd collection, Bixby thought, looking at the remains of the human bodies that lay on the ground near his tree. There were four in all, each a bit older than the last. Each was giving up the remnants of life more quickly than its neighbor. The air stunk with the scent of them, and it was hard indeed to stop the other predators from inviting themselves to a feast.
While he looked on, Bixby understood why most faerie thought so little of the humans. It disappointed him to see how their fragile bodies broke under the attack of his magic. Before he took the first, Bixby readied himself for a fight, expecting the humans to be aggressive and powerful.
However, the man had no fight in him. Once the faerie took the hunter
s vision, he fell to his knees in fear, crying out for help. When Bixby came close enough to touch, the man wrapped his arms around Bixbys legs and begged for mercy.
The faerie had been so frustrated that instead of choking the life out of the man, as he had intended when he wrapped his long white fingers around the humans fleshy throat, he broke his neck and tore most of the flesh on one side.
Bixby grimaced, remembering the awful noise the mans bones made that day. Not awful for the sound, but for the ease of it. Awful because Bixby expected more from them. He expected these humans' bodies, thick and assuming as they were, to be strong. It disgusted him to see how they just rotted away, not turning to ash, or stone, or water… just rotting. And stinking.
And thats just what they did. The bodies were far too large for him to consume on his own, though every time he tried, a rush of memories and life hit him as nothing ever had. For days after collecting each body, Bixby gained unimaginable energy and the memories of a short life, filled to the brim with activities and emotions. The humans were physically weak, but mentally strong, and passion drove every aspect of their lives.
They were weak, though. Not only did they die when their fragile bodies gave up to time, they were also susceptible to illness and disease carried by the air, or even carried by another human.
Bixby hadnt given up hope, though. He used those corpses to learn what he could about the humans, and then it was on to the city. He needed to go to the magicians. Yes, the magicians were the key. He needed the human magic to convince the others, not their bodies.
However, it was a carnivorous thing, the smell of those corpses. The acrid scent and copper taste of the blood clung to his senses. Bixby smiled and started to climb the tree by which the bodies sat. Sunrise was here, and it was time for the city wake up.

Author Links:
Twitter: @KenLindsey1981

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Kahlen Aymes Blog Tour: Review of The Future of Our Past: The Remembrance Trilogy

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Author Bio: Kahlen Aymes grew up in the Mid-Western United States and was educated at a private university. She is divorced with one daughter, has a B.S.B.A. degree in business/marketing and began writing as a way to network a business venture. Soon, writing turned into her passion and morphed all other career goals.  Her readers have told her they want to read angsty, passionate love stories that put them into the pages.  She does her best to deliver!  Her work was described by her publisher as "...a female fantasy - the intersection of perfect love, tragedy and raging intimacy."   
Nominated for numerous writing awards in the second largest derivative fiction community in the world, she has won several, including Best Author, Best Angst, Best Love Scene, Best Indie Fiction & Best Series.   Kahlen enjoys communicating with her readers far and near, and encourages them to contact her personally!

Contemporary Romance with Eroitc Content
Title: The Future of Our Past: The Remembrance Trilogy
Author: Kahlen Aymes
Date to be Published: 4/20/12
Synopsis: 

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryans departure to Harvard Medical School and Julias for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.
 
The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distances and others who try to sabotage their relationship as both of them work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered a promotion that will jettison her career to new heights. Ryan is left angry and bereft as it will only postpone their reunion yet again. In light of the sacrifices she has made for him, he can hardly deny her, and Julia is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Will she choose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?
 
The Future of Our Past is the first book in The Remembrance Trilogy, a truly transcendent love story of a powerful and passionate connection, like we all dream of.

Review:

I've been trying to put writing my review off as I really didn't want to write it! I hate the thought of writing this review although if you continue reading then you may understand why....  I really don't want to share this novel with ANYONE right now! It's so beautiful and precious. It's just absolutely amazing.


This has been the best book I've ever read and I will compare every book I read to it. Forever. The characters were so brilliantly written I couldn't help but fall in love with them and as I turned the last page a little tiny piece of my heart broke.

Although there's a book 2.... so it's all good! :)

Ryan and Julia have been best friends for years and totally in love for years, too scared to tell each other how they really feel Julia and Ryan keep their emotions locked away and date other people hoping to wash each other out of their systems but.... anyone knows that true love isn't easy to forget about.

With a 3000 mile distance between the two they battle on how they'll survive their newly formed relationship but one things for sure love is the strongest thing anyone can ever feel.

Kahlen Aymes knows how to keep her readers in suspense and I cannot literally wait for the sequel I won't be able to cope until I get my hands on book two!

Ryan and Julia are two characters which amaze me through this whole novel they are inspiring, loving and generous people and Julia is a character women should aspire to be like.

This novel is beautiful with a shocking twist.... one which will open your mind where you have to put all your belief in love in that everything will work out for the best!


 

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My Paige Toon Review on Books and the City!

Right now I am a little excited okay screw that VERY VERY VERY excited!!!! My Review of One Perfect by Paige Toon is ON BOOKS AND THE CITY!! Right now Yep right now! You know that author who I scream alot about in reviews and keep rabbiting on about amazing, awesome, brilliant and PERFECT she is and keep trying to get everyone to read her books??!! Well this is the review of Paige Toons latest book! :) Eeeeek!!!!!



I was contacted last week by someone that works for Simon & Schuster who asked if it would be okay to use my review for the June edition of Books and the City.... as if I was ever going to say no? I was also told that Paige Toon had wrote a guest post for the June edition.... Do you have any idea how happy I am right now??

ECSTATIC!!
ECSTATIC!!
ECSTATIC!!

Just a little teeny tiny bit excited..... :) Well if you like to check out my review of One Perfect Summer by Paige Toon go to http://www.booksandthecity.co.uk/ and then click on What's Hot my review is on the right. :)

Also don't forget to read Paige Toons Guest Post - My Perfect Summer.

Review: Malory's Treasure by Beverly Post-Schlemer

Malory's Treasure
Title: Malory's Treasure
Author: Beverly Post-Schmeler
Publisher: New Wiccan Press
Date Release: 03 October 2011
My Copy: I received a paperback copy of this novel for review from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Taken from back of book:

Susan Hunter is jetting away on her first vacation as a multi-millionaire.

While taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of Sicily she becomes caught up in murder and intrigue in involving the mysterious king author.

As if the blurb isn't intriguing enough Beverly Post-Schmeler has you hooked from the very first page making the anticipation almost to much you have to continue reading.

I loved Malory's Treasure as it connects with history and makes it so much more interesting to read and learn about. This novel is truly phenomenal as I read it in just over a couple of hours, I couldn't put it down until I got to the end. Even then I wanted to read it again.

I have read Malory's Treasure twice so far since receiving it and I love it! It is one of them novels you can read and read again. Every scene and character are so well described you can almost picture them in your head as the authors words make the writing come to life.

It is one of my favourite books I've ever read and I'm so glad I had another one of the authors novels to read just as I finished this one. Beverly-Post Schmeler is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors!! :) I cannot wait for her future releases!!

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