Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Cover Reveal: Pretty Boy (Badge Boys #1) by Tara Oakes @Lil_Oakes

From the author of the Kingsmen MC Series comes a new series, BADGE BOYS. You can find the cover and synopsis for the first book in this new series, Pretty Boy, below!

*** WARNING *** This novel is intended for those over 18 yrs. of age due to mature and sexual material.

"Didn't anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well... let Pretty Boy show you."

Agent Christopher Gibson has everything a man in his position could want. A successful career as one of the FBI's most credited undercover field agents, with no personal ties to hold him back. He tried that once, it didn't go over too well.

Jessica Leary is on her way to the top, working on her father's Senate re-election campaign. She has the job she wants- the opportunity to prove herself to both the political elite and her father.

What could these two people from very different worlds ever have in common? Nothing.

Nothing other than a hot, sexy, torrid love affair that was left in the past- torn apart by the different directions their lives were headed.

Now, months later, Jess finds herself in a perilous position. The past that once brought "Pretty Boy" Chris Gibson into her life has now come back to haunt her, threatening everything that she's worked for.

When trouble comes knocking on your door, what's a girl to do? Why, call your bad-ass, sexy-as-sin, FBI agent of an ex-boyfriend to do what he does best... take down the bad guys and anyone else that stands in his way, because when Pretty Boy sets his sights on a target, nothing distracts him. But, why is it that this time is different?

Being close to Jess again, seeing first-hand what he's given up is just enough to throw everything off course, as Jess seems to be the perfect mix of good AND bad girl.

Didn't anyone ever tell you what happens to BAD girls? Well... let Pretty Boy show you in book one of the brand new BADGE BOYS series of stand alone novels.

You can add Pretty Boy on Goodreads here:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26028287-badge-boys?from_search=true&search_version=service


More About Tara Oakes
Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She's a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she's not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The second who's who in Wanda's amazing Amazon Reviewers - William Springer

Soooooo if you do not know 'bout now I don plenty a hat.  One of them is running a free review group ...here is the facebook link, and please, we really need new reviewers, so if you have an active Amazon account join us now.  If you are an author and willing to give and support other authors then you are welcome as well.  Oh the link.  Duh, here yah go. 


So last week I introduced you to Autumn Nauling.  A reader, a mom, superwoman sometimes with a cape. 

This week I am bringing you Jerry Springer.  Nah not really, this guy is way cooler.  I am bringing you William Springer.  A reviewer. 
Oh and this is what he looks like, cause I know you wanna know.

No I have read his reviews.  This guy is good.  But do not expect a smile and a nod, his service is as much to the reading public as to the author and I love his reviews for that.

Now I tried to follow this mans amazing blog but I failed so I shared on Google.  Tweeted about it and shared on FB.  Why dont you do the same..... where do I find his blog I hear you ask...well follow this


Now he reads and reviews for free, but this is a man of many a talent.

Why see, he also does


Yes he does paid graphic design. 

So here is a one stop multi faceted man you want to get to know better.  He can design your web page and review your book for you.  All in one.  So favour his sites and support our own. 

Go forth and prosper my Vulcanites. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Book Review of The Braid: A Short Story by Angela Yuriko Smith

Book Title: The Braid
Genre: Horror
Pages: 18
Author: Angela Yuriko Smith
Date Published: 31 July 2015


There is something wrong with Cambria's new babysitting job when she gets drawn into a little girl's game of pulling faces—with no one. Cambria's simple world begins to fragment. It all starts when you tie the knot.

The Braid is a satisfying short story that will resonate with readers long after the story is closed.


The Braid: A Short StoryThe Braid: A Short Story by Angela Yuriko Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a chilling short story. I loved it!

Cambria is a babysitter, looking after a little girl called Missy while her parents are out. When she catches her charge making grotesque faces, Cambria realises that something is not right.

This is an atmospheric short story that sent chills down my spine. I am not a huge fan of horror, but having previously read this author's debut horror story and enjoying it, I knew that I would be in for a ride. However, even I was surprised at how easily I was drawn into this tale. It is extremely easy to picture the scenes as they unfolded due to the descriptive prose. I felt empathy with Cambria as her sanity was called into question. Was the house haunted? Or is it just a wild imagination that leads to an unravelling mind? I don't know the answer to those questions, but this story sure captured my imagination and I was very grateful that I read this during my lunch half hour and not at night. I would have had nightmares otherwise!

I would have liked the story to be a little bit longer, but I'm not sure if the intensity would have been kept if it were. That being said, I am looking forward to reading more of this author's work in the future.

Angela Yuriko Smith has written an intriguing short horror story. I loved her fast paced writing style, which was very descriptive and gave the story intensity. The flow was wonderful too. Her writing has improved a lot and I will definitely be adding this author onto my favourite authors' list.

I highly recommend this novella if you love horror or ghost stories. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Angela Yuriko Smith works for a weekly newspaper by day, blogs at Dandilyon Fluff by night and writes spooky stories as often as possible in between. Her published works include fiction and nonfiction across multiple genres and she has been included in various anthologies and online publications. In the past she has served as a host for JournalJabber online radio talk show and was once interviewed on National Public Radio for her nonfiction work as a military spouse.

Mother of four, author of more, she is on a desperate search to find a cure for sleeping. If you need to know more, visit her at dandifluff.com.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

They say it is not what you know but who you know...I beg to differ. At times you know those who's but you dont know you know them, so let me introduce you to the who's who of the Indie World.

Nope, sorry I do not know this pretty boy.  Sam to some.  Jensen to others.  I wish I did.

But we all know him.  Why? Cause he is everywhere.  TV.  Movies.  FB all over all of the time.

So I asked my friends on WaAr [Wanda's amazing Amazon reviewers] - share your links with me.  Tell me what you do.  Do you get paid for it or not...
and I am amazed. 

I am sharing some of it with you today.

First up meet my friend Autumn.  Wife, mother and a very busy woman.

She has this to say about herself

Hello, my name is Autumn and I am 26 years old! Married to my lovely husband and soul-mate of 6 1/2 years. I am the mother to an amazing 6 year old boy who really enjoys playing video games and having me read to him. And to a perfect little 7 month old girl who can just melt my heart with her big ol' smile. I am bookworm through and through! If I am not playing video games , playing with my children or on facebook you will catch me reading! When I am not doing momma or housewife duties.

I have met new and wonderful authors along with wonderful book friends through facebook and blogging. Some of them have helped me out so much that I give a big thank you! I want to thank every one of the authors that has been kind enough to have me read and review their work! I have read some amazing books and I hope to build on the friendships I have made. You all have an amazing talent that I wish I actually had. You guys/gals can make a character come to like and make a story out of nothing. God has really blessed you all.

You can find my contact information under the Review Policy tab. Just click that and it will bring up what my policy is.Feel free to email me at abookreviewer@yahoo.com if you are looking for request. But please make sure you read my Review Policy

Click on our lovely Autumns banner to visit her adult only blog. 

But that is not all.....
She does kiddie book reviews and product reviews on her blog so if you have a kiddie or a kiddie product....guess who you need to talk to asap

Connect with her on FB by clicking on the pic.
Her kiddie blog...
Click on the pic.  Follow it and recommend it
So to recap in one blog post I have introduced you to a product reviewer of Kiddie goodies and all types of grown up goodies.  A woman that reads like a maniac.  Loves like a mother and has a passion for life. 
I know Autumn.  She does not charge for her blog posts etc.  So now you know Autumn.  If you have books or goods age appropriate.... then you can now contact her.  If you do not need her today. Go and follow her blog etc so that you can find her when you do. 
Now, all, say hello Autumn. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Audio/Book Review of Miss Penelope's Letters by Miss Mae

Book Title: Miss Penelope's Letters
Genre: Mystery/Romance
Pages: 142
Audio Run Time: 1 Hrs 38 Mins
Author: Miss Mae
Date Published: 14 September 2012 (Paperback)
23 December 2014 (Audio Book)


The letters arrive unsigned. The writer demands that Penelope meet him in one of London's most ill-reputed and darkest streets. When she dares to keep the assignations, she encounters a man in a black mask who leaves her breathless from his stolen kiss. Yet he claims the reason for their surreptitious tryst is an honorable one. Should she believe him? Can he be trusted?


Miss Penelope's LettersMiss Penelope's Letters by Miss Mae
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a gifted complimentary copy of this book in audio format from the author in return for an honest review.

This is an intriguing romantic mystery short story set in historical London. I really enjoyed it!

The audio book is narrated by Marcus Hyde, who had previously narrated another one of this author's books, "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady", which I also loved. I love his narration, which is clear and precise. He brought all of the characters to life and gave them their own tone of voice and personality. I would definitely listen to this gentleman's voice in other audio books in the future.

Penelope is a wonderful character. She is a housekeeper in Lord Wellington's household. She receives a letter, which sets her into an assignation with a mysterious stranger.

This book is only one and a half hours long, but it is a very entertaining story to listen to. I was quickly thrown into the danger and the action, but felt a little lost at first, as there was not a lot of context in the beginning. It was only as the story unfolded that the mystery reason for the first letter, which saw Penelope and the stranger first meet, began to make sense. What puzzled me was: Why would Penelope meet someone she didn't know in an ill-reputed street without at least a chaperon, especially in the historical setting? It just wasn't done in those days, as far as I know. And, how did she and the mysterious stranger end up being assaulted to begin with? That not withstanding, the short story was a fantastic romantic mystery full of twists and turns. The mysterious stranger only known as "Soldier" is an intriguing character. His mystique remains through most of the story and is only revealed close to the end. I must admit that his identity was a complete surprise! There is romance, intrigue and espionage in this fast paced tale. I reached the end of the story and heaved a happy sigh. I love a good romantic mystery and this story is one.

Miss Mae has written a wonderful mystery. I love her writing style, which is fast paced and exciting, and the flow is wonderful. I am a huge fan of mystery novels, and one of my favourite authors in this genre is Agatha Christie. However, Miss Mae is an author that I will be keeping an eye on in the future.

I highly recommend this book to young readers who love mystery and suspense, and to adults who love a classic who-dun-it's and are looking for a quick, but highly entertaining read. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Miss Mae is an award winning, best selling author. "Said the Spider to the Fly" has consistently rated outstanding reviews and has won the esteemed title of Best Book of the Week for The Long and the Short of It Reviews and from The Romance Studio. It can be purchased both in digital format and in print. "When the Bough Breaks", a young adult coming-of-age story won the 2009 P & E Readers' Poll in the YA category.

Her first book, "See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" had previously only been available as a digital book. Now it can be purchased in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and CreateSpace. Visit her website (http://www.themissmaesite.com) for the links.

The highly acclaimed "It's Elementary, My Dear Winifred" won a 2009 Top Ten Read at MyShelf.com. Out of print for a couple of years, this fast-paced, action filled 'who-dun-it' is now back with a brand new cover! It's in print at Amazon and in digital format at various online estores.

Miss Mae also enjoys writing humor and non-fiction articles. Some of her publications can be found in The Front Porch Magazine, Good Old Days, and WritersWeekly.

Her alter ego, M.M., penned a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek fantasy tale titled "Ahoy Gum Drop!" where her bumbling, fumbling reporter, I.B. Nosey, is introduced to the world wide web of cyberspace. Check him out at Feeling Nosey? (http://feelingnosey.blogspot.com)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review of Everlost (The Night Watchmen Series Book 3) by Candace Knoebel

Book Title: Everlost (The Night Watchmen Series Book 3)
Genre: YA Romance
Pages: 370
Author: Candace Knoebel
Date Published: 10 May 2015


One truth will unravel them all.

Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.

At Jaxen's childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace.

Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they've ever known.


Everlost (Night Watchmen, #3)Everlost by Candace Knoebel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in The Night Watchmen Series. I loved it!

Faye Middleton is a wonderful character, although I didn't like her very much when I first met her in Everlasting. She is a teenager who has had some major angst in her life. She has faced the culling and found out that she not only does she have affinity to both witch and hunter powers, she is the only one able to handle the Dagger of Retribution. Now older and wiser after her run in with Clara, Faye finds herself facing an even bigger challenge: dealing with Evangeline Gramm and fighting a war she's not sure she'll survive.

The story is again told through Faye's point of view. It is an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. There are some new characters introduced into the story and they each bring their own personalities and problems, from werewolves to vampires. Evangeline Gramm did what she thought was right in order to protect her boys, but I'm not sure if she did the right thing or not, as she left them with some deeply scarred emotional baggage, especially Jaxen. However, it was the introduction of the other rebels where things begin to get interesting. I loved getting to meet Chrissa. She is a wonderful character, with an innocence that made me want to hug her; she is very sweet. It was also nice to meet Weldon, Jaxen, Gavin, Jezzi and Cassie again. Faye's friend Katie also returns, but she is now emotionally scarred from being held captive and tortured in Ethryeal City.

There is excitement, danger and adventure aplenty in this book, with lots of twists and turns and more than a few surprises. The relationship between Faye and Jaxen moves on to a new level and their intimacy is sensual without being too explicit. The end of the story has a surprising twist and, although it doesn't end in a cliffhanger, it does give the reader the feeling that there are some unfinished loose ends that require tying up. I do hope that there is another book, because I would love to see if Clara and Bael get their comeuppance!

Candace Knoebel has written a fantastic continuation in this YA paranormal romance series. I loved her writing style, which is fast paced and it flowed wonderfully. I haven't read her other series, Born In Flames Trilogy yet, but having read this book, I will definitely be doing so at the earliest opportunity!

I highly recommend this book if you love YA paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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About The Author:

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

Alaskan Fire (Guardians of the First Realm) by Sara King


This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN: B0073WZ01C
Blaze MacKenzie is a freakishly-tall heiress who just discovered that her ‘parents’ actually found her abandoned as an infant in some bizarre human sacrifice in the woods. Along with that nasty little bit of information came a six hundred thousand dollar check, a strange golden feather, and the ability to move to the Alaska Bush and begin her dream-life living off the Grid.

Unfortunately for Blaze, life in rural Alaska isn’t as peaceful as she expected. Among her many startling discoveries is that her sexy new handyman, Jack Thornton, has already ‘claimed’ the territory that her new lodge is sitting on …

Further complicating matters, Jack makes it clear to Blaze that there are a good many things that go bump in the Alaskan night, and when a pack of werewolves goes rogue and starts killing or turning everyone along the Yentna River, Blaze and Jack find themselves in a fight for survival in this magic
-soaked Land of the Midnight Sun.http://www.amazon.com/Alaskan-Fire-Guardians-First-Realm-ebook/dp/B0073WZ01C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1440401687&sr=1-1&keywords=alaskan+fire
My review
This is such a fun read.
Not a short read and some readers might not like the long commitment this one requires but I had fun all the time so for me, it was not too long.
Yes Blaze is not over the fact that she has red hair to rival the sun, she is 6.4f and build like an Amazon warrior, but people, if you have been suffering your entire life due to genetics then at 25 you will not be over it either.
Everything in this story is over done.  Bigger than life, as big as Alaska and I totally adored the read.
Truly.  This was a good one.  Do not however figure you will be reading this in one sitting.  That aint happening.  But if you stick with it the book is a riot.  A fun and entertaining read, thus, all I want from a good book. 
Sara King

Goodreads Author

in Fairbanks, The United States   
In no particular order, but with my grandfather at the top of the list...more

About this author

After a long, twisted road, Alaskan Fury is my 15th book. The rest (aside from the first five or so ‘practice books’) spent the last 3-6 years languishing on my hard drive as I waited for some really cool editor at a big, traditional publishing house to notice me. It didn’t happen, even with a world-famous agent doing his damnedest to get my books out there.

So, because I’ve got a stubborn streak a mile wide—and some say because I’m a naïve, dumbass Alaskan—I’m striking out on my own and putting my books out there. Basically casting my dice to the Fates, and seeing what happens. If you like my books, please tell your friends. I don’t have a huge advertising team behind me, so word-of-mouth really helps.

On that note, my books never went through a copyeditor. What you see is the result of a few dedicated volunteers, all of whom have poured untold hours into the crafting of the book in your hands. They are awesome, steeped in awesome, sprinkled with awesome. Thanks, guys!

Further, I write fast. I can easily write 6 novels a year—8 if I don’t get distracted—and during those long years waiting for somebody to notice me, I was finding myself in the extremely frustrating position of watching my manuscripts pile up because traditional publishing companies can only take 1 or 2 novels by a single author a year. Keep an eye out for a bunch of new books from yours truly, as I've finally got an outlet for all that creative drive. :) Enjoy!

I can be reached at: kingnovel@gmail.com
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