Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Write to Rescue Anthology!
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Hey guys, Rose here.  Hope you're all having an awesome Autumn, or whatever season it is where you're at ;)

So, I saw this event, and thought it sounded awesome!  I love animals, have a bunch of rescue babies, and just love rescue events.  
This is an awesome event supporting rescue animals, put together by a bunch of authors who, needless to say, rock.  
Please check it out, and if nothing else, please share this post so we can get some amazing animals some love, as well as some love for these authors :)

*Materials & info provided by Girls Heart Books Tours.

 Write to Rescue Anthology
~Publisher: SideStreet Cookie Publishing 

~Released: November 1st, 2014 

Rescue animals need love too. That’s why these nine authors got together to write stories that will warm your heart and entertain. All proceeds will go to animal shelters to help take care of and save the lives of the animals that may become your next family member. There’s a little something for everyone.

Taisheena Rayne - Win, Place, or Show
Shauna Wilhelm - Fostering Hope
Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons - The Disturbance
Karli Rush - Nine Lives
Carolyn Wolfe - Miracle Paws
Emily Walker - Cats
Miranda Stork and Trish Marie Dawson - A Tale of Two Kitties
Laura DeLuca - Nine Lives
Michael Williams - The Pride

Do you have any rescue pets?  Are you going to purchase this book?  Let us know in the comments below!

Please share this post, so some awesome animals can get more care.

Thanks for visiting! :D

Monday, September 28, 2015

"Hookah" by Cameron Jace!
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Insanity #4

~Published: September 28th, 2015

~Length: 256 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fairy Tales, Fantasy

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A Plague Scarier than Death
Alice and the Pillar have to stop a Wonderland Monster who’d lashed out an incurable disease onto the world. Their biggest challenge is that the world loves this monster so much.

A Cure Larger than Life
The only way to save the world is to travel to the other side of the globe, and peek into one of Lewis Carroll and the Pillar’s darker pasts.

A Truth Madder Than Fiction
This time, the price of saving the world is too high. Alice will have to live with the consequences of the maddest logic of the world surrounding her.

Will Alice find who the Pillar really is? What he wants? Is she brave enough to handle the one Wonderland Monster she’d thought was a good friends? And even so, is the world ready the truth?

Saturday, September 26, 2015

"The Fire Sisters" by A.G. Henley!
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Brilliant Darkness, #3

 The Fire Sisters
~Released: September 25th, 2015

~Length: 256 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal

Fennel and Peree are finally where they’ve worked ceaselessly to be: together and safe from the Scourge in the protected village of Koolkuna. But on the day of their partnering ceremony the children of the village are stolen away—Fenn’s loyal companion, Kora, among them.

Fenn wants to bring the children home, especially as the villagers seem to blame Peree and her for the tragedy. Only since the death of her own family, she’s terrified that a wrong move on her part will lead to the loss of others she loves.

Despite her apprehension, Fenn and Peree join a small search party led by rival Kaiya, the one person who stands a chance of finding the children thanks to her mysterious past. As they travel away from the safe waters of Koolkuna and into the Scourge-infested wilds, Fenn endures Kai’s scorn, her subtle designs on Peree, and the squabbling of the group. But nothing in her life so far has prepared her for the fierce warrior women who will steal others’ children to preserve their own existence—the Fire Sisters.

If Fenn is to survive the threat of the Scourge, rescue the children from the Sisters, and have a hope of making a life with Peree in Koolkuna, she must face her fear of failure and loss and become the leader she’s destined to be.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Illuminate" by Tracy Clark!
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The Light Key Trilogy, #3

~Released: September 21st, 2015

~Publisher: Entangled Teen

~Length: 320 pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

Can one girl be the light in a world spiraling toward darkness?

Haunted by the loss of her loved ones, Cora Sandoval, one of the remaining few of an extraordinary race known as Scintilla, holds the key to disentangling the biggest conspiracy in human history...and its link to the fate of the human race. As Cora follows a trail of centuries-old clues and secrets, she collides with a truth not only shocking, but dangerous.

With enemies both known and unknown hot on her trail, Cora must locate each of the ancient clues hidden in the art, religions, and mythologies of humankind. And through it all, she must keep her heart from being torn apart by the two boys she loves most. One is Scintilla, one is Arazzi.

Save herself. Save the Scintilla. Save the world.

Or die trying…

Monday, September 21, 2015

"Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru" by Tera Lynn Childs!
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Creative HeArts #1

 Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru
~Released: September 14th, 2015

~Publisher: Entangled Crush

~Length: 245 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, Romance

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.

Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.

Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.

But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Shadow of the Revenaunt Series, by Paul E. Horsman!
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 About the Author

 Paul E. Horsman
Paul E. Horsman (1952) is a Dutch and International Fantasy Author. Born in the sleepy garden village of Bussum, The Netherlands, he now lives in Roosendaal, a town on the Dutch-Belgian border.

He has been a soldier, a salesman, a scoutmaster and from 1995 till his school closed in 2012 a teacher of Dutch as a Second Language and Integration to refugees from all over the globe.

Being unemployed and economically overage, yet still some years away from retirement, he is a full-time writer of epic light fantasy adventures. His books are both published in the Netherlands, and internationally.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

"Lost Shadows" by Julie Elizabeth Powell!
*Review & Spotlight*

*Materials & images courtesy of Goodreads; review owned by Desert Rose Reviews.
*Originally published on September 14th, 2013; re-posted for our TBT Review.

Lost Shadows
~Published: August 7th, 2012

~Pages: 276 

~Parent's Guide: PG

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Thriller
Not only had Adam lost his parents in a car crash, but he’d also forgotten who he was. Pamela is haunted by the patient who was murdered by her father. Barbara and Mike have mysterious secrets. Harry seeks solace at the bottom of a glass. And why is Mildred so afraid? While Helen’s mind gathers dust, Lizzie mourns the loss of her, and her husband. Both Penny and Jane are frantic to find their daughters, if in different ways. Rick wonders what to do about his family. And who is William?

Most are strangers, all are haunted by darkness – does this unite them, or is it something they must do that will free them?

Will they find what is lost?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Tapped" by A.J. Maguire!
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 Tapped Tour!
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~Released: January 2nd, 2015

~Length: 293 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Devon Barlow knows his parents are different. They never dress down, they rarely talk to people outside the ship, and they have so many smugglers’ caches on board Zephyr they could hide an army. In fact, he’s pretty sure they’re pirates. When his mother brings passengers onto the ship he thinks his suspicions are confirmed, but these passengers are more than he’d anticipated. Suddenly on the run, Devon finds himself confronted by a past his parents have worked hard to protect him from; his own. 

Jorry thought winning a galactic war would be enough to buy a peaceful life. She was wrong. Running from the government she fought so hard for, she carves a simple life out for herself and her family. When her family is dragged into a black market deal Jorry finds herself directly in the sights of those she's been hiding from and must decide how far she's willing to go to protect the people she loves.

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Finding Perfect" by Kendra C. Highley!
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 Finding Perfect
~Publisher: Entangled Crush

~Released: September 14th 2015

~Length: 199 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

How far will you go for perfection?

For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With  her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to  find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.

Ben Franklin (yes, he’s related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the  wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor  Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.

It’s the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…

Thursday, September 10, 2015

"The One Who Sees Me" by Kandi J. Wyatt!
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 The One Who Sees Me
~Release Date: October 3rd, 2015

~Publisher: Vox Dei

~Length: 177 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Christian, Inspirational

Teenage slave girl Faru’s life has been turned upside down when she discovers she’s been traded to a new master, forcing her to leave all she‘s ever known. Upon her arrival, Faru meets a friend, Cailean, who helps her adjust to life in the strange location. Life settles into a new pattern, and romance blossoms between the young friends. But as soon as they plan to get married, another proposal comes about – one that cannot be ignored. Being a slave means not always marrying who you love. 

On a daring journey to heal her heart, Faru encounters the Existing One. Will she trust Him and do His bidding even if what He requests is so hard? 

Follow Faru’s tale in author Kandi J Wyatt’s retelling of a Biblical story found in the Old Testament book of Genesis, showing that when things don’t make sense, God will guide the way.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Push Me, Pull Me" by Vanessa Garden!
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 Push Me, Pull Me
~Released: August 25th, 2015

~Publisher: Limitless Publishing

~Length: 250 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Since Ruby Milton’s mother committed suicide, she’s forgotten what it’s like to be seventeen.

Saddled with taking care of her toddler brother and alcoholic father, Ruby has no time for fun. She also can’t shake the growing resentment she feels for her mother’s decision, which left her unable to grieve without anger and regret.

Then she meets blue-eyed musician Byron Black, who challenges everything she believes.

Byron refuses to let anyone control his life—or his death. When he left the city behind, he was in search of somewhere where nobody knew his secret. What he didn’t expect was to meet a beautiful redhead whose views conflict so completely with his own. But as their romance deepens, he begins to doubt his choices and decides to return to the city…for one last chance.

When Byron disappears, Ruby will stop at nothing to track him down.
Upon finding Byron, Ruby discovers his devastating secret, and a battle of wills begins. Byron doesn’t want her to know this part of him. He has to deal with it by himself, even though the idea of losing her tears him apart.
Will they be able to see each other through the darkness?
Or should they save their hearts and just let go?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Falling for Shakespeare" by Erin Butler!
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 Falling For Shakespeare
~Publisher: Swoon Romance

~Released: September 8th 2015

~Length: 131 Pages

~Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Katie thought she knew where her life was going. She was dating the captain of the football team, had a BFF for life, and everyone at school wanted to be her. But then her pregnant teen sister’s pregnancy changes all that. Everyone dumps her, including her friends and boyfriend.

Hey, Katie, welcome to life at the bottom of the high school food chain. This is how the other half lives.

Then there’s Nick. He’s a straight-A student and self-professed geek who’s had a thing for her since middle school. He needs a date for the winter formal, and Katie needs something to keep her busy. Nick’s plight becomes her personal pet project. She will help him get over his insecurities and get a date. Besides, she was popular once. She knows how to get dates.

But Nick has other plans. He’s going to use these “dating” lessons as a way to win Katie’s heart.

Monday, September 7, 2015

"The Foxglove Killings" by Tara Kelly!
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 The Foxglove Killings!
~Released: September 1st, 2015

~Publisher: Entangled Teen

~Length: 320 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Romance

Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.

I work at Gramps's diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He's almost like a stranger now. I can't figure it out...or why I'm having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn't be having.

Then one of the cakes disappears.

When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it's up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I've ever known about myself — and Alex.

Friday, September 4, 2015

"Stepping Stones" by Kacey Vanderkarr!
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 Stepping Stones Tour
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 Stepping Stones
~Released: August 25th, 2015

~Publisher: Urban Fey Press

~Length: 332 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Onnaleigh Moore is part of a plan—and it isn’t hers. When her brother dies in a car accident, Onna is desperate to preserve the tatters of her family. Any hope of finding normalcy vanishes when her mother runs off and her dad turns to booze to numb his pain. Onna’s grief is crippling, but the boy who showed up just when she needed him is helping her cope. 

Everett’s presence is comforting, though he knows things—Onna’s name just before they met, where she lives, and sometimes he comments on thoughts she doesn’t say aloud. She pegs him for a stalker, or maybe psychic, but the truth is deadlier than she imagines. As their feelings for one another deepen, Everett confesses a horrifying secret: Onna’s brother is only the beginning of the plan, and some fates are worse than death.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I'm Ditching Disqus...Hopefully for Good!!

So, some of you may remember my post from last year, Comment Headache.  I explained the issues I was having with Disqus, and hadn't planned on using their system again.  They were glitchy with several things, messing up in many areas, and generally just pissing me off.

They got better, and fixed their issues.  I decided to give them another shot, since I do like the system over all.

They worked for a few months, putting my frustration at ease.  We had some laughs, comments were working, and they even came out with some pretty cool updates, many of which I applied to my blog, and loved.

That's ended.

Yet again, they're having more issues.  Different from last year, but now all new issues, all of which are driving me nuts.

Besides dropping random comments for no reason, it started mixing up comments, putting them on the wrong posts, or simply missing them completely.  They aren't syncing to my base commenting system on the blog, so comments are essentially disappearing into the abyss of the internet.

I hate this, because I adore comments!  I love when people visit my blog, and want to comment.  My whole point with this blog, is to connect with people over a common interest.  Deleting those precious comments is basically cry-worthy.

So, I'm done.  Disqus and I have had a rocky relationship, full of frustration and tension.  Their communication efforts are terrible, the effort they put into fixing issues is minimal, and basically, I just don't feel like they are there for me.  They can't give me what I need, comment wise.  So, it's time to move on.

I'm giving CommentLuv a shot, since they are the other big system out there used for comments.  People seem to love them, and they've been around a lot longer.  Hopefully that means they'll have their glitches worked out already, or at least minimal levels of problems.

I'm crossing my fingers for a better relationship with CommentLuv - I mean, they have love right in the title, so yeah.  Hopefully it'll be a much healthier experience :)

What are your experiences with Disqus and CommentLuv, as either a blogger or commentor?  Do you prefer either one over the other?  Is there another system you'd recommend?  Let me know, please! 

Thanks! =)

And thanks for stopping by, and reading my post.  I appreciate it - and you! =D

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"Superstition" by L.C. Fenton!
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 Superstition Tour!
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~Released: August 3rd, 2015

~Length: 309 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Suspense

What happens when your childhood nightmares of being bitten by strange creatures in a dark wood aren’t just dreams?

Sixteen-year-old Arden St. John’s life takes a strange turn when she finds an unusual animal injured near her new house on the south east coast of Australia. When she takes it to the local vet, a terrible truth is inadvertently exposed to her. 

She discovers a secret underworld, where witches are commonplace and trolls masquerade as queen bees, terrorising the other students with impunity. A world where vampires traffic in the lives of children, draining their bodies once they reach maturity. Where adults auction their own children to extend their lives.

Arden finds out she’s one of those kids, her life traded by the mother she never knew. Now she’s caught up in this ancient and corrupt economy operating just below the surface of modern society. She’s a hot commodity, and it’s only a matter of time before the vampire who bought her comes to claim his prize. 

But Arden’s not going down without a fight. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"The Body Institute" by Carol Riggs!
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 The Body Insitute
~Released: September 1st, 2015

~Length: 368 Pages

~Publisher: Entangled Teen

~Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fiction, Romance

Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute. 

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul… 

"The Foxglove Killings" by Tara Kelly!
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 Release Day Blitz
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 The Foxglove Killings
~Released: September 1st, 2015

~Publisher: Entangled Teen

~Length: 320 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary, Romance

Gramps always said that when the crickets were quiet, something bad was coming. And the crickets have been as silent as the dead. It started with the murdered deer in the playground with the unmistakable purple of a foxglove in its mouth. But in the dying boondock town of Emerald Cove, life goes on.

I work at Gramps's diner, and the cakes―the entitled rich kids who vacation here―make our lives hell. My best friend, Alex Pace, is the one person who gets me. Only Alex has changed. He's almost like a stranger now. I can't figure it out...or why I'm having distinctly more-than-friend feelings for him. Ones I shouldn't be having.

Then one of the cakes disappears.

When she turns up murdered, a foxglove in her mouth, a rumor goes around that Alex was the last person seen with her—and everyone but me believes it. Well, everyone except my worst enemy, Jenika Shaw. When Alex goes missing, it's up to us to prove his innocence and uncover the true killer. But the truth will shatter everything I've ever known about myself — and Alex.