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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Book Blitz: Anarchy Found | SuperAlpha Series

I had intentions to post this blitz yesterday, but my errands took over and I didn't have time over the weekend to format it due to work. However, here it is! I'm excited to bring you a new series by J.A. Huss! Don't forget to enter the Author's giveaway too!

Anarchy Found - Book Cover
Title: Anarchy Found – Alpha Lincoln
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: SuperAlpha Series
Publication Date: December 2nd 2015
Pre-order 11/29 (now)!
Genres: Superhero Romance

Everyone needs a hero.

That’s what Detective Molly Masters tells me. “What we need,” she says, “what the whole world needs,” she pleads, “is a champion.

The only thing I want to talk about with Molly Masters is how I’d like to make her scream my name when I push her up against a wall, slide my hand up her thigh, and live out my wildest fantasies.

“Someone who will fight against injustice,” she says.

I’ll fight against anything you want, honey. Just come a little closer.

“Someone who will stand tall in the face of adversity,” she says.

I’ll do it standing, sitting, or lying down. See how easy I am?

“Someone who believes in the value of a good deed,” she says.

I believe in the value of me, sweetheart. Because I’m Lincoln Wade. Jaded genius, obscenely wealthy, capable of violence, and looking for revenge.

Molly Masters might have delusions of grandeur. She might see me as some superman capable of cleaning up the scum, filth, and corruption in Cathedral City.

But I’m not the hero she’s looking for.

I’m the dark alley where all her good intentions hide.

So be careful what you wish for, Molly Masters.

Because you’re about to get it.

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Book Trailer:

Little red lights line the tunnel. It sorta reminds me of an airport runway. The mud turns to concrete about twenty feet in and there’s a small light up ahead. I’m really not sure what to expect, so I get my gun out just in case.

A few paces on and the tunnel turns sharply to the left where the light is brighter. I can hear yelling. Bike boy is yelling.
Someone is talking back to him, but he’s laughing too. I let out my breath and relax a little as I creep forward into the chamber. The first thing I see is the wrecked bike mounted on a red mechanic’s lift. Then toolboxes, some weird contraption that looks like a… robot, rolling around? A computer, then another, and another. A whole wall of computers, actually. Food wrappers and half-empty protein shake containers. Parts. A black muscle car. A long table lined with shit that looks like pieces from a chemistry lab. And a massive aquarium-sized tank holding luminescent jellyfish.

All this time bike boy is yelling and waving those black-gloved hands in the air, splashing a protein drink all over the floor.

“What the fuck, Case? I told you not to mess with my bike, you asshole.”

“I didn’t touch your bike, Lincoln.”

“Stay the fuck out of my business. I crashed the goddamned bike and had to hitch a ride home and Sheila is somehow offline. Offline! You motherfucker!”

“Calm down,” Case says. “She’s not gonna miss anything being offline for a few minutes. In fact, if I were you I’d be asking how it’s possible she got knocked off so easy. Doesn’t that strike you as weird?” It comes from a giant face on a wall-sized flat screen mounted on the side of a… cave? What the fuck? “And you lost your right to work alone months ago, so don’t get all self-righteous about me being around today.”

“What’s that supposed to—“

“Hey, asshole,” the guy on the screen says over bike boy’s tantrum, cutting him off.

“I didn’t need this complication—” Bike boy stops talking. Because the guy on the screen is waggling his eyebrows at me. “What the fuck are you doing?” bike boy asks. “Stop making stupid faces—”

“We have com-pan-eee.” The guy on the giant screen nods his head at me.

Bike boy whirls around, shoots me a dirty look, and then growls, “I’ll call you back,” as the giant screen goes black.

We stare at each other for a few moments, our eyes locked. “Oh, my—”

“You’re still here,” he says over me.

“—God.” I look around one more time.

1. Cave filled with…

2. Super bike.

3. Souped-up muscle car.

4. Giant flatscreen phone chat.

5. Computers everywhere.

6. Robot?

7. Some kind of science lab.

A few loud beeps interrupt my list. “Online,” a female voice says from the ceiling. A pause, and then, “There has been a breach and we have a visitor.” A hologram in the form of a woman appears in the middle of the cave and I can only assume this is…

8. Sheila, apparently back online.

I look around a little more and spy… not a cape, thank God, but a… a…

9. Helicopter, parked at the far end of the enormous cavern.

And then I get the perfect list after all, because I see…

10. Guns.

No, they are more than mere guns. I know my way around a gun and these are—

“What the fuck are you doing here, gun girl? I thought we parted back in the forest.”

“Oh, my God,” I repeat. “You’re Batman.”


Author Bio:
JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook (, Twitter (@jahuss), and her kick-ass romance blog, New Adult Addiction (
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review: The Shard (Chronicles of Xax) | epic fantasy.

Title: The Shard (Chronicles of Xax)
Author: Ted Cross
Pages: 526
Edition: eBook
ISBN: 9780990098772
Genre: Epic Fantasy

Which shelf? Won this in a giveaway! Read it on my Aldiko app.

Add to Goodreads | Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Summary (via GoodReads): 
A dying king. A mysterious invader. The seer's vision was clear: find the lost shard from the Spire of Peace or the realm would drown in blood.

The problem: eight hundred years ago the elven hero Kathkalan took the shard with him into the lair of the most vicious dragon ever known to mankind...and he never returned. Reluctantly drafted to lead the quest is the minor noble Midas, torn between his duty to the realm and the desire to protect his sons. With an unlikely band of heroes, including two elderly rangers and a young tinker’s son, Midas must risk losing everything he loves if he is to locate the shard and save the Known Lands.

Can I just say this is epic, beyond epic!

Gosh, so much goes on with the story, yet it's just enough and not overly complicated for you to keep up with. The pace was set accordingly and I didn't feel lost while reading through the various narratives. What I loved most about this epic fantasy is that it brought a sense of adventure and suspense--it was a quest. I may have been blindsided with the twists and turns, but I did catch on to some of them! (Trying not to spoil this gem at all!)

The story follows multiple POV's, whom eventually cross paths (directly and indirectly) at the end during the final battle. My favorite would have to be Geldrath's POV, not necessarily the charmer, but I saw his growth from someone who was supposed to go guard the wall to someone braver, becoming a soldier in his own right. Then there was Midas who had so much love for his children it was unbearable at how noble he was and so conscious of his decisions affecting them at all times. Sometimes his guilt grieved him in his own right, but from what happened with his first born, I emphasize and understood he wouldn't be able to loose anyone else again based on his own decisions. There is also a sense of love throughout the story. Very small and quaint, but it was an undying amount of love and loyalty in the majority, if not all, of the characters.

I will admit I never grew up playing any D&D games (don't kill me!), but I have a huge love for fantasy. This hit the spot dead on for me. The flow of words drawing you into this adventure had me smitten until the very end. Every single second of this book that I read kept me diving deeper--engrossed and emotionally. There was never a moment where I wanted to stop reading it. (I even read an entire chapter waiting in a drive-thru line!) So when this came to an end I wasn't sad. There was a sense of closure and I loved the book even more for it. I didn't have questions  nor did I wonder what was going to happen to everyone after the final battle. Cross built up the adventure and suspense accordingly and died it down to the right amount and for that I commend Cross. Not many people can leave me feeling completely smitten and whole when they end a novel. 

Where to Buy:
I won this book in a giveaway from Ted Cross. He kindly asked if I'd put up an honest review whenever I finished this novel. Also, I was not compensated for this review.

Friday, November 13, 2015

So here is my welcoming...

My first post should be a welcoming post to this blog, so here it is ... 

Welcome to my blog pertaining anything book related!!! I'll actually post a review or two within the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for those. As for why I started this blog, well, I've always had a love affair with books. I remember spending my weekends at Barnes & Noble and at the school library throughout the week. (Oh, such good times!) Since growing up and becoming an adult, I've focused more on learning about myself and living through the motions of life and stop reading for quite some time. Since picking it back up I rediscovered my love and all these beautiful and wonder book blogs!

Now, who would have thought?! I love the ones I follow and I love discovering more books (my TBR pile is growing higher by the second) and I figured why not go for it. There were a lot of pros to this: active writing practice, reading books, honing my skills as a reviewer and meeting wonderful book lovers like myself! Overall, I just want to reach out to people, even if it's just five, and introduce new and old books, classics or possibles "don't read me" titles. It's just magical being able to do this and I'm utterly infatuated at the moment.

But please, do enjoy your stay and I'm open to suggestions, help and criticism on any of my reviews and posts (this one included) and open for review requests!


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