Tuesday, November 25, 2014

*Blitz & Giveaway*
"Anomaly" by Tonya Kuper!!

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(Schrodinger's Consortium #1)

~By: Tonya Kuper

~Release Date: November 25th, 2014

~Published By: Entangled Teen

~Length: 301 Pages

~Genres: YA, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.

When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

*Book Blitz*
"Hemlock Veils" by Jennie Davenport!!

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Hemlock Veils

~By: Jennie Davenport

~Release Date: November 25th, 2014

~Published By: Swoon Romance

~Length: 366 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

When Elizabeth Ashton escapes her damaging city life and finds herself in the remote town of Hemlock Veils, Oregon, she is smitten by its quaint mystery; but the surrounding forest holds an enchantment she didn’t think existed, and worse, a most terrifying monster. The town claims it vicious and evil, but Elizabeth suspects something is amiss. Even with its enormous, hairy frame, gruesome claws, and knifelike teeth, the monster’s eyes speak to her: wolf-like and ringed with gold, yet holding an awareness that can only be human. That’s when Elizabeth knows she is the only one who can see the struggling soul trapped inside, the soul to which she is moved.

Secretly, Elizabeth befriends the beast at night, discovering there’s more to his story and that the rising of the sun transforms him into a human more complex than his beastly self. Elizabeth eventually learns that his curse is unlike any other and that a single murderous act is all that stands between him and his freedom. Though love is not enough to break his curse, it may be the only means by which the unimaginable can be done: sacrifice a beauty for the beast.

*Cover Reveal*
"Intense 2" Box Set!

Intense 2

~By: Some of today's best selling authors!

~Release Date: December 1st, 2014

~Genres: New Adult, Romance

One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something more. 

Something Intense.

Intense 2 is a collection of stories from ten authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night. 

This is a must read for any romance reading, page turning book addict. Download it now before it’s gone!

Monday, November 24, 2014

///*Cover Reveal: Whispers, by H.K. Savage!


~By: H.K. Savage

~Expected Publication Date: December 9th, 2014

~Publisher: Staccato Publishing

~Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense


“Your daughter is special”

Special, that was an interesting word for it. More like broken. Broken and scared she was losing her mind. Or maybe she’d already lost it. Thoughts, images, ideas that had no business in the mind of a child raced through her brain, taking over her consciousness until all she could do was shut down and let them run. There was no room for her. Maybe there wasn’t really a “her” underneath all the noise. The only thing that tethered her to her body, to the here and now was the pain. Careful always to hide the marks, Natalie relied on her knife to feel alive. 

Sent to a college she couldn’t remember applying to on a scholarship she didn’t try for, Natalie clung to the hope that she could hide her madness from the family it was destroying. Alone at last she would finally have some modicum of peace, right? 

Luka took the assignment reluctantly. In his Senior year, she was the last “special” student he would have to work with before heading off to intern and hopefully land the job, start the life his family had planned for him. The same one they wanted for his sister before she took her life. 

Two broken souls with a rare ability in common, Luka and Natalie form a friendship that promises to heal them both until fate intervenes. Faced with a lie so great it threatens all Natalie has come to believe, she must make a choice: lie down and accept it or fight for those she loves.

Friday, November 21, 2014

*Tour & Giveaway*
"The Prospective Princess" by Kary Rader!

The Prospective Princess

~By: Kary Rader

~Published: September 23rd, 2014

~Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

~Length: 139 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Giving up the beautiful Lady Brislyn is only the first step toward Commander Marchant saving her from Darkness—and then winning her heart.


Five years ago Lady Brislyn of Komissa fell in love. Five years ago her heart was broken, never to be mended. But when one careless act finds her abducted by marauders and forcibly betrothed to a seductive enemy prince, there’s only one man she can count on to free her: Her father’s brilliant—and devastatingly handsome—military commander. The very man who rejected her.

Five years ago, Commander Marchant rebuffed the fifteen-year-old daughter of his duke. Now she is a woman grown, a Gifted musician whose song captured his heart. Yet Brislyn is not so easily reclaimed. To save her from one royal suitor, he must make a show of engaging her to another. Then March will rescue the kidnapped lady or die in the perilous journey to reach her. If he can survive the storms, the pirates, and the princes, he will win back Brislyn’s heart.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

*Release Day Blitz & Giveaway*
"Kissing Frogs" by Alisha Sevigny!!

Kissing Frogs

~By: Alisha Sevigny

~Released: November 18th, 2014

~Published By: Swoon Romance

~Length: 231 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling

Popular party girl and high school senior Jessica Scott has a secret: she used to be a nerd — a big one; a goody two-shoes, grade-skipping, all-state spelling bee champ. But she lost the braces, put on some contacts, and applied all her academic genius to studying and imitating the social elite. Now she rules the school from the upper echelon of the high school realm. With her cool new friends and hottest-guy-in-school boyfriend, life’s a beach — and that’s where she’s headed for Spring Break. That is, until her teacher breaks the bad news that she’s failing Biology — and her only chance to make up the grade is to throw away the culminating trip of her hard-earned popularity and join the Conservation Club in Panama to save the Golden Frog.

Unable to let go of her faded college dreams, Jess finds herself in a foreign country with a new social crew, and one handsome face that stands out as a blast from the past, threatening to ruin her queen bee reputation. Travis Henley may have grown up, but he still likes to play childish games and as payment for retrieving Jess’ lost ring from the bottom of a jungle pool, he wants three dates. While Jess does battle with spiders, snakes, wildfires and smart mean girls, she desperately tries to hang on to the last vestiges of her popular existence like the Golden Frog from its webbed toe. But as she starts to care about something more than tanning and texting – a species on the verge of disappearing forever – she may realize the worth of her inner nerd, and the one frog in particular that could be her prince in disguise.

Set in the lush and tropical El Valle de Anton, this modern fairytale re-imagining of “The Frog Prince” is toe-curling contemporary romance with an environmentalist heartbeat, in the tradition of Stephanie Perkins.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

*Book Blitz*
"Tainted Energy" by Lynn Vroman!!


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Tainted Energy
(The Energy Series, #1)

~By: Lynn Vroman

~Published: November 4th, 2014

~Publisher: Untold Press

~Length: 304 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

For seventeen-year-old Lena, living in the trailer park with the rest of town’s throwaways isn’t exactly paradise. Dealing with a drunken father who can't keep his fists to himself doesn’t help matters either. The only good thing in her life, other than track, is the mysterious man who visits her dreams, promising to find her.

When a chair burns her arms, Lena chalks it up to stress-induced crazy. Yet as bizarre incidents escalate, even being crazy can’t explain it all away… until one day dream guy does find her.
Tarek lost Lena seventeen years ago after she was accused of treason and marked Tainted. He finally discovers her reborn on Earth into a life of suffering as punishment for her crime.

However, someone else has already found her… and wants her dead. Willing to sacrifice everything, he fights to keep her safe so she can live the only life she’s ever known—even if that life doesn’t include him.

Friday, November 14, 2014

*Release Day Blitz*
"Spring Knight" by Mia Hoddell!

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Spring Knight
(Seasons of Change, #4)

~By: Mia Hoddell

~Released: November 14th, 2014

~Length: 181 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Romance

She wants the leading role in everything but her own life.

Kayleigh Barrow always gets the leading role. Top of her class, well liked, and a good actress, she’s most comfortable on stage where she can pretend to be someone else and forget the real Kayleigh exists. However, when auditions for the latest production are opened up to the entire university, the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur.

The last person Kayleigh expected to audition was Aiden Hanson. Renowned player and popular on campus, Kayleigh has tried to conceal her feeling from him for years. She knows it would be stupid to think he’d want her or an actual relationship, but when they’re thrown together in the production, Kayleigh can no longer hide from him.

No matter how much she tries to distances herself, he’s always there. Neither of them can deny their attraction, but Kayleigh has to question Aiden’s motives. He’s never had a serious relationship and she refuses to be another conquest. Yet, when her acting starts to become real and she can no longer hide behind her character, Kayleigh must decide whether Aiden’s worth the risk, or if he’s only after a challenge and will end up breaking her heart.

Spring Knight is the 4th book in the Seasons of Change series. However, all books are standalone reads and can be enjoyed separately, but can also be enjoyed as part of a series because characters overlap.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

*Cover Reveal*
"Feel" by Karen-Anne Stewart!


~By: Karen-Anne Stewart 

~Expected Release Date: December 2014

~Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.

I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.

Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken 42 million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.

This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.

***Disclaimer – Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

*Cover Reveal*
"Sparrow Way" by Annie Rose Welch!

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Sparrow Way

(Saving Angels #5)

~By: Annie Rose Welch

~Genres: New Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

The final journey of the Saving Angels series.  

All roads lead you home.

Monday, November 10, 2014

{"Sanguinary" by Margo Bond Collins!}

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

*Blitz & Giveaway*
"The Spirit Heir" by Kaitlyn Davis!!

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The Spirit Heir
(A Dance of Dragons #2)

~By: Kaitlyn Davis

~Published: October 30th, 2014

~Length: 248 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

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From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the second book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!

Drenched in darkness and surrounded by the echo of screams, Jinji waits deep in the dungeons of Rayfort, haunted by the memory of the knife stabbing Rhen, plagued by a foreign voice whispering through her mind. A few floors above, Rhen rests trapped in a coma, about to wake to a changed world—a world where his best friend is a woman, his nephew is the king, and an enemy army surrounds him on all sides. 

But human wars are insignificant compared to the darkness gathering unseen. Memories of lives she never lived flash through Jinji's thoughts, hinting at a past that cannot be repeated. A mysterious phantom visits Rhen, carrying cryptic messages of the future. And somewhere out there, the shadow continues to lurk in silence. 

Startled by their altered relationship and tempted by new feelings, Rhen and Jinji must find a way to work together. The fate of humanity rests on their shoulders and the real battle has only just begun…

Monday, November 3, 2014

NaNoWriMo - Desert Rose Edition!!

So, we all know what NaNoWriMo is, right?  National Novel Writing Month, which is basically just an awesome even aspiring authors and authors can participate in together.  The goal is to write the first draft of a novel in the month of November - basically, 50,000 words in 30 days.  Fun, right?  Well, if you're a writer and like a challenge, heck yes!

I've heard about it for the past several years, and while I've always wanted to join, life has basically laughed at that idea in previous years.  This year, however, I have a window of opportunity!  With a November relatively free of chaos and the usual ridiculousness, I've decided to join the madness!

Yup, that's right peeps!  I've joined the NaNoWriMo train, and am working on my November Madness novel!  I'm totally psyched for this month, and while I'm getting a late start (decided on Nov 1st to join, no particular idea in mind for a book yet lol) I'm confident that I can finish in time.  Even if I don't, it should be a blast, to have a legit excuse to write every day.

Are any of my readers joining this year?  If so, feel free to add me as a writing buddy!


Any thoughts, advice, or comments?  Feel free to post below.  For all the others entering this year - good luck, and we hope you have a blast!! :D

Thanks for reading, and wish me luck!

Ciao for now,

@Desert Rose
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