Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour Book Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway

Book & Author details:

Ignite The Shadows by Ingrid Seymour
(Ignite The Shadows #1)
Published by: HarperVoyager
Publication date: April 23rd 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.
Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.
Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.
She’s infected.


Guest Post - Top Best Book Boyfriends by Ingrid Seymour

Mostly you will find that I favor book boyfriends from YA fiction. YA is the genre of my heart and so are the male protagonists in my favorite YA books. Especially, Akiva. Oh, Akiva!

Akiva - Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Gansey – The Raven Boys
Peeta - The Hunger Games
Jaime Fraiser - Outlander
Perry - Under The Never Sky
Kishan – Tiger’s Curse
Mr. Darcy – Pride And Prejudice
Chaol – Throne of Glass
Sean – The Scorpio Races
Po - Graceling

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Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager, April 23rd, 2015). When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She is a dreamer and a fighter who believes perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true.

She lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband, two kids and a cat named Mimi.

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You can find other stop on the Ignite The Shadows tour here: Tour Schedule

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bittersweet by Michele Barrow-Belisle - Blitz and Giveaway

 Book & Author Details:

Bittersweet by Michele Barrow-Belisle
(Faerie Song Trilogy #2)
Publication date: March 24th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, seventeen year old Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargains she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her high school friends and her supernatural boyfriend, despite the dark magic growing within her. Love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible veil between the two worlds is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to exploring her new found powers. But when her friends fall ill, and her healing touch only makes things worse, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if she's responsible.

Nightmares from the Nevermore tighten their icy hold when someone arrives determined to destroy Lorelei’s world, starting with those closest to her. Once again she’s forced to choose between her family… her friends… and a love that was ill-fated from the start.


A dreamer at heart, Michele Barrow-Belisle has always lived with one foot in this reality and one foot in another, one of her own imagining. So it follows that she would grow up to write about the characters from those enchanting worlds she knows and loves so well. A fan of all things romantic, her young adult novels are populated with scintillating witches, vampires and fey.  Her bestselling debut book series Fire and Ice (Faerie Song Trilogy) was optioned for a major motion picture this year. Michele resides in southern Canada with her hubby and son who indulge her never-ending obsession with reading, writing and most importantly… chocolate. 

She also loves shoes.

Did we mention the chocolate?

Author links:
Michele in her own words:
13 Little Known facts About Me:
By Michele Barrow-Belisle
1.      My debut novel series Fire & Ice was optioned for a movie. We sold the film right, audio right and foreign langue rights all in the same month. Soon, I’ll be reading a copy of Fire & Ice in Turkish. How cool is that!??
2.      I’m a polymer clay sculptor. My favourite things to sculpt are faeries and miniature clay food.
3.      I secretly have a fascination with pirates. And mermaids. And vampires. True story.
4.      I’m a Libra. And as balanced as they come ;)
5.      I really love chocolate. Ok, so that’s not exactly top secret. But it’s a fact none the less.
6.      I live with my amazing husband who rides a motorcycle, my incredible son who’s also an incredible writer and artist,  and a cat with a princess complex… she truly believes our entire reason for being is to see to her every whim.
7.      A few years ago, I got a call from a producer of the Dr. Phil Show who wanted to feature my lifelike babydolls.
8.      When I went to John Taylor from Duran Duran’s book signing event, I signed a copy of my book and gave it to him. Pretty cheeky, I know.
9.      My sister in law Tami was the first person to read FIRE & ICE after I wrote it. She loved it and that gave me the encouragement to move forward.
10.  I once modelled for a clothing company called President Stone. For a while there were larger-than-life posters of me plastered all over Montreal, on buses, subway stations and in movie theatres. The company went out of business. Totally not my fault.
11.  I used to sculpt collectible dolls for a company called Paradise Galleries. They also went out of business. Again, not my fault.
12.  I adore my life and feel incredibly grateful to be able to spend my days doing what I love to do surrounded by such amazing family, friends and collaborators!
13.  Umm, let’s see, what else… did I mention the chocolate?

Giveaway: Leave a comment for a chance to win one (1) ebook copy of Bittersweet. Winner will be announced on May 19th.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt from Night Owl Reviews!

Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt

My publisher, City Owl Press, is one of the sponsors of the 

Find Your Next Great Read Scavenger Hunt.

Entering the hunt is fun! 
100 Amazon Gift Cards and 38 eBooks are up for grabs.

The grand prize is a $250 Amazon Gift Card.

Contest runs May 1 - May 26

Read and Enter HERE!


Monday - June 1st

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Full Contact by Sarah Castille - Review and Giveaway

Full Contact by Sarah Castille
(Redemption #3)
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: April 7th 2015
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Romance


When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…
Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.
Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

Author links:

My Review: 3.5 Black Belts  

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I give Full Contact 3.5 black belts (stars). I love martial arts and fighting, so naturally, I was excited to pick up this erotic romance novel. I enjoyed it, overall. Sia's character was well developed and I liked the way she grew and overcame her past over the course of the novel, and the way she was a mix of vulnerable and tough. I thought Ray's character should have been a bit more developed. Also, even though I enjoy alpha males, grunting one-and-two-word sentences was a bit too much for me. But in general, I liked Ray and would have enjoyed getting to know more about him.  The erotic part of the novel was well done, it was sexy, hot and fun. The insertion of a few BDSM elements into the sex scenes wasn't overwhelming but added another dimension to them, which to me was a plus.

The secondary characters were also well developed and fun to read, especially Sia's brother Tag (who, I'm assuming, is going to get a story of his own), her best friend Jess and Torment, the owner of the Redemption gym (whose story was already told in one of the previous installments in the series)

Overall, I enjoyed the novel enough to pick up the rest of the books in the series.

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