Tuesday, December 27, 2016

*New YA Fantasy*
"Light in My Dark" by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden!

Book Blitz!

Hiya guys! How was your Christmas? If you didn't celebrate yesterday, what did you do this weekend?

Today, DRR has a YA Fantasy, published about two months ago! We've added an excerpt for you to check out, so see if this book is one you'd like to add to your lists! Also, be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post before you go!


 Light in My Dark
~Released: October 21st, 2016

~Publisher: Rogue House Publishing

~Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

On sale for $1.99 for a limited time!

Two boys love her. Two worlds need her. Only she can save them both.

Sixteen-year-old Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since her mother died of cancer four years ago. Much to her dismay, she is stuck in Glen Eden, a small mountain town in upstate New York that does little to fuel her hopes and dreams.

Another year of high school has begun, and with the Moon Dance only a few weeks away, Harper suddenly finds herself torn between the affections of two boys: her best friend Jack, and a new boy from the City named Knes who might not be from this world.

Strange things begin to happen in Glen Eden when Harper uncovers a mystery that involved her mother and a realm shrouded in darkness that lies beyond the wall... A realm that Knes intends to take her to. Only Jack stands in his way.

Light In My Dark, is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Hiya peeps! We are soooo excited that it's this time of year again - it's our favorite time of year!


We've been loving the Christmas music, decorations, and wonderful mood everyone has been in this year. Between the #sharingiscaring posts spreading love in the book/author community, to the acts of kindness we've seen around, our faith in humanity has been restored somewhat.


We appreciate all of you, and hope to connect with you even more from here on out!

Love you guys,

~Rose & Ken
@Desert Rose Reviews





Thursday, December 22, 2016

*Holiday Hop & Review*
"Song of the Sending" by Corinne O'Flynn!

Hiya guys! DRR is participating in a Holiday Hop this year, featuring a review of an awesome book! I've been looking forward to reading this one, and this hop gave me the perfect excuse to bump this one up my TBR list. ;)

Check out my thoughts on it, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

Song of the Sending

(The Expatriates, #1)


 Song of the Sending
~Released: October 16th, 2014

~Length: 340 Pages

~Genres: Urban Fantasy


They told him his world was destroyed.
And they were the last to escape.
They thought he was safe.
They were wrong.

Seventeen-year-old Jim Wales can communicate with animals, but that's not why he lives with a traveling carnival. Turns out his family’s been hiding him there since he was little, since someone started hunting all the scholars. Jim is a scholar--someone who can manipulate energy using magic--and he has no idea.

When a message arrives from Jim’s father--who supposedly died twelve years ago--Jim’s whereabouts are discovered, their carnival is attacked, and his mother is kidnapped. On the run with a strange glass map and a single coin, Jim finds himself racing to reclaim the father he thought he’d lost, plotting to save his mother, and discovering the truth about who he is.

But going home isn’t the same as being safe, and trust is everything. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

*New Release Blitz*
"Home" by Aubrey Kendall!

 Blitz

Hiya everybody! DRR here, sharing a pre-order blitz for a brand new release! This military contemporary romance novel would be a great way to start the new year, so be sure to check it out, and add it to your TBR lists!

 Home

~Expected Publication Date: January 5th, 2017

~Genres: Military Contemporary Romance


Moving into a new town as a child, Rowan befriended two boys named Greg and Mac, eventually earning the kids a nickname of the Three Musketeers. Even as they grew into adulthood, the three would continue their everlasting friendship. 

Now, as adults, Greg and Rowan are married, and he has joined the military. Unexpected twists and turns take the two on a dramatic rollercoaster as Mac is on the outside looking in. 

With Mac’s hands tied behind his back, all he can do is watch and be there for his friends. As the tribulations unfold, Mac is drawn in closer and needs to find a way around his own emotions.

Will their lives be the same? Will Rowan make it through the trials of heartache and pain her new life has taken?

Thursday, December 8, 2016

*Holiday Blog Tour*
"Serendipity of Fate" by Becky Banks!

 Blog Hop Tour!
Hiya guys! Welcome to Desert Rose Reviews!

We're sharing a spotlight of an awesome tour happening for Becky Banks Serendipity of Fate.

This novel seems to have just about everything - personal tragedy, brave military veteran with history and heroics, and a love that can't be fought.

This post also has an amazing giveaway!! This author has partnered with an awesome boutique in the state of Washington - It's All In The Details. They have provided some amazing prizes for an incredible #giveaway!

Check out the book details below, and be sure to enter the giveaway before you leave! =D

Serendipity of Fate

 Serendipity of Fate
~Released: November 11th, 2016

~Length: 335 Pages

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance


It’s been two years since Cason McPherson watched his best friend die in his arms. With shrapnel in his hip and a war behind him, he keeps focused on building a civilian life and not on what he wants most: the woman of his dreams, Savannah. If only she’d stop bringing up topics he has to keep secrets about.

Savannah Sparling has no time for baggage, and Cason McPherson brought home a matching set in scathing green—with a carry-on duffel bag full of lies. He’s the childhood friend who enlisted with her brother. He came home, and her brother didn’t.

Balancing work with demanding clients while fulfilling a personal vendetta against Cason consumes Savannah’s already full schedule—until a series of unstoppable events leads to a collision between Savannah’s work and personal lives. Her carefully structured path in the world is crushed, her own blood is spilled, and passion between her and an unlikely bedfellow ignite.

Cason and Savannah find the only the people strong enough to save them from themselves is each other. But will either one of them accept the help—and the love—that’s offered?


Friday, December 2, 2016

Being Brooke's B.F.F.

Presenting, for your reading pleasure, my newest novel!

This is a stand-alone new adult contemporary comedy-ish novel. Perfect for fans of chick-lit and realistic, coming-of-age novels of college girls growing up, and finding themselves.

Being Brooke's B.F.F.

 Being Brooke's B.F.F. on Amazon
~Released: December 2nd, 2016

~Length: 284 Pages

~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary


My world has turned upside down, and I'm losing my mind. It's all Brooke's fault. She's one of a kind, that's for sure!

Demanding? Yes.

Spoiled? Yes.

My best friend? Definitely.

~*~*~

This stand-alone novel follows Sam, as she figures out life as a new adult, which is always difficult. Especially when Brooke Summers is your B.F.F.


Please be sure to add it to your reading list, or better yet, pick up a copy on Amazon!

I would love to hear what you think of it, and hope  you love it! I had a ton of fun writing it, and am glad to be sharing it with you.

Thanks a bunch for reading, and have a fantastic weekend!



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

*Review & Giveaway of Epic Fantasy*
"Soul Blade" by Aaron Hodges!

Hiya guys! Happy Tuesday!

DRR has a great book to share with you today - the third in a trilogy I've been reading. I've reviewed both the first book (Stormwielder) and the second book (Firestorm), and was excited to finish this adventure up.

Check out my review, sample an excerpt, and enter an awesome giveaway below!


The Sword of Light Trilogy, #3

 Soul Blade
~Released: November 28th, 2016

~Release Week Price: $0.99

~Length: 300 pages

~Genres: Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery


The Three Nations are crumbling.
Darkness is gathering.
And only Eric remains to stand against it.

Eric stumbles through the wilderness, searching, hunting – desperate for sign of his sister. But the girl is gone, stolen away by the power of the Soul Blade. With each passing hour its hold on her tightens, her spirit fading before the onslaught of its magic. If he cannot save her soon, it will claim her soul. And he will have to kill her.

Meanwhile, Gabriel is locked in the cells beneath Ardath. The darkness presses in around him, absolute, suffocating. Time, hope, sanity, all have long since slipped beneath the waves of his despair. Only it remains – the unrelenting voice of the demon. It haunts the darkness, tempting him with promises of freedom.

How long can he resist its call?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

*Brand New YA Contemporary*
"Unforgiving" by Alisic Adnan!

 Book Tour

Hiya guys! Happy Thanksgiving! =D

DRR is participating in a pre-release tour for a Young Adult contemporary novel, releasing in January! Check it out, and pre-order your copy today! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post, after you check out the author's Top 10 Inspirational People!

 Unforgiving
~Releasing: January 2017

~Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult


12 years after surviving horrific massacre, 15-year- old Meho commits ruthless murders and sets in motion the event which could change the world order.

The murders are followed by the trial of the century, where media vilifies Meho as a psychopath, mass murderer, and a monster — all under the influence of FBI, who are trying to conceal the identity of the victims and protect the National Security.

The only person who believes that Meho is innocent is his 10-year-old brother Bucky, who will turn heavens and earth to free Meho. After learning the truth, Bucky is devastated, but not all things are as they seem, and the truth will be revealed at the very end.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

*New Young Adult Dystopian*
"Catalyst" by Kristin Smith!

 Book Tour!

Hiya guys, happy Wednesday!

Today, DRR has a brand new young adult dystopian novel for you! The first in what sounds like an exciting series, this is sure to be an exciting adventure! 

Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

The Deception Game, #1

 Catalyst
~Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

~Released: November 21st 2016

~Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult


Too pretty.
Too smart.
Too perfect.

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.

With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.

In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.

Catalyst is a thrilling adventure of danger, romance, intrigue, and deception.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

*Rise of the Warrior Queen*
"Carmine" by Alan Janney!

 Blog Tour!

Hiya guys! Hope your hump day is going well.

DRR has a YA fantasy to share with you today, complete with a dream cast & giveaway! Check it out!

Carmine, #1


 Carmine
~ Released: 

~Publisher: Sparkle Press

~Length: 

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


She wakes as society crumbles
She wakes up with no memory
She wakes up a queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up in an abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened. Where is her family? Where is her boyfriend? She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory. The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong. Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown. Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

*New YA Fae Romance!*
"Guardian of the Way" by Diane Moat!

 blitz

Hiya guys, hope you're having a terrific Tuesday! =D

DRR has a brand new Young Adult fantasy romance to share with you today, full of fae awesomeness! Can't you tell from the cover - it's gorgeous!

Check out the excerpt, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!

 Guardian of the Way
~Released: November 7th 2016

~Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult


It’s been two centuries since someone murdered the last Guardian of the Way, closing off this world from the many realms of magic and fae.

Cassiopeia “Cass” Wilson is an eighteen-year-old living on her own for the first time. The only magic she’s interested in is the kind that will help her pay the bills on time. Little does she know that a trip to the hospital after a fainting spell will change her life forever.

Cass soon learns she may be fae, and everything points to her being the next Guardian of the Way. There’s just one problem: whoever—or whatever—killed the last Guardian wants Cass dead too.

Cass quickly runs into problems, and an attack by djinn is just the first. But Cass joins forces with a wrath daemon, were-creatures, and fae on a quest to reach the Lighthouse—the site of the Way.

Cass soon learns about wizards desperate to keep the Way closed to serve their dark purposes, and she comes to a crossroads: will she take the test to become the new Guardian and leave her normal life behind? Or will the Way remain closed to all who need it?

Monday, November 7, 2016

*Tour with Dream Cast & Giveaway*
"Giant Slayers" by Jeff & Ken Altabef!

 Book Tour~

Hiya guys, Happy Monday! Or is it more of a Manic Monday? I've got that song in my head today, haha.

DRR is sharing a new YA Fantasy today, and it sounds awesome! Check out the authors' dream cast, and be sure to enter the giveaway before you go!

 Giant Slayers
~Released: September 20th, 2016

~Length: 315 Pages

~Genres: Fantasy


The Kingdom or the Girl?

Demons attack him.
Spirits protect him.
A seer foretells his shocking destiny.

In a primitive land filled with magic, witches and giants, a sixteen-year-old musician named David is summoned to chase away the nightmares haunting the King each night. But more than bad dreams trouble the King. Demons torment him, and David will need more than music to break the curse.

Demons are only the first sign of a deeper and darker evil that plagues the countryside. Bent on revenge and an insatiable thirst for power, the Witch of Endor and a giant named Goliath lead an invading force against the kingdom. King Saul’s army is crumbling and only a champion can save them, but who would be fool enough to face the giant?

Princess Michal is frustrated by the constraints of palace life, but David’s arrival makes things infinitely more interesting. She finds herself drawn to him, but the King strictly forbids her from having a romance with a poor musician. Only by defying her father’s wishes and risking her freedom do they have a chance to be together.

Armed with just his sling and his love for Michal, David must prove his worth by defeating Goliath against impossible odds. Worst of all, he must choose between saving the kingdom or being with the girl of his dreams. He can’t do both.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

*YA Paranormal Romance*
"C I N" by Christina Leigh Pritchard!

 CIN

Hiya guys, happy Thursday!

DRR has a YA Paranormal Romance with a twist of suspense today. The author has even included a playlist, with YouTube links for you to check out!

Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post before you leave. Thanks for visiting! =D

C I N #1


 C I N
~Released: August 31st, 2010

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense


Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school fullofgeniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

*YA Sci-Fi with Playlist & Giveaway!*
"Opaque" by Calix Leigh-Reign!

 Book Tour

Hiya guys, happy Wednesday! How's your week going so far?

Today, DRR is sharing a Sci-Fi Fantasy with you guys. Sounds like a fun adventure, so check it out, and be sure to add it to your TBR pile!

Scion Saga, #1


 Opaque
~Released: August 19th, 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Scifi, Fantasy


Highly controversial debut novel by Cālix Leigh-Reign is taking the nation by storm! For those who've been craving an untapped damsel-in-distress-less Sci-Fi niche - Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings, biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance. Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam Caspian unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. As he resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts of his mother. Discovering his origin isn't what he'd thought, he becomes determined to peel back the layers of his lineage and unmasks a multitude of mind-bending secrets along the way.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

*Perfect for Kids!*
"The Wishing World" by Todd Fahnestock!

Hiya guys, happy Wednesday!

We have another tour spotlight for you guys, organized by Roger Charlie.

It's kind of different book than we feature here on DRR - it's a Middle Grade Fantasy! This is a great one to get for your kids/siblings/cousins/anyone who would enjoy it!

We've also got an interview with the author - check it out!


 The Wishing World
~Released: October 25th, 2016

~Length: 224 Pages

~Genres: Middle Grade Fantasy


In the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn't know about any of that. All she knows is that a monster took her family.

It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster--and Lorelei's mom, dad, and brother--were gone.

Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It's a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti--a wish-maker--who can write her dreams into existence.

There's only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he's determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

*New YA Romance!*
"One Summer with Autumn" by Julie Reece!

 One Summer with Autmn

Hiya guys, happy Tuesday!

DRR is sharing an awesome new YA Contemporary Romance, published by Swoon Romance!

Check out the excerpt to see if it sounds good to you, and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free copy!

 One Summer with Autumn
~Publisher: Swoon Romance

~Published: October 18th 2016

~Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult


Seventeen-year-old Autumn Teslow arrives at her father’s job fair knowing she’ll never measure up to the perfect image of daddy’s little girl—her twin sister.

Wearing anger management issues like a second skin won’t help Autumn win her dad’s approval for the big trip she’s been planning—or meet his condition that she successfully complete a summer internship for college.

Autumn’s cool unravels when her sister lectures against disappointing the family again. And when a young, bearded guy steps through the crowd to settle the growing argument between siblings, Autumn lashes out, dubbing him a “Duck Dynasty wannabe.”

At Nineteen, Caden Behr is clueless as to why his man parts are threatened by the fearsome girl before him. He’d only come to find an intern for his recreational equipment company, not break up a girl-fight between two sisters.

Unfortunately, the only candidate left is the girl who just told him off. Without her, he’ll never prove to his CEO mother that he’s ready for more responsibility.

Autumn and Caden agree that if they can keep from killing one another, they can use one another to get what they want and then never have to see each other again. Which is what they want.

Until it isn’t.

Because despite her best efforts to scare him off, and his fading desire to push her into the lake, they’re beginning to enjoy the time they spend together. But pride is a hard habit to break. And if neither will admit their changing feelings, they could lose a whole lot more than one summer.

Friday, October 14, 2016

*Tour with Dream Cast & Giveaway*
"Nika" by D.H. Gibbs!

 Blog Tour!

Hiya guys, TGIF! Any fun plans for the weekend?

DRR has a fun novella to share with you all today. It's a Young Adult Fantasy, and could be a great read for this weekend!

Check it out, and be sure to add it to your TBR pile! =D

A Seychatka Novella


 Nika
~Released: March 1st 2016

~Length: 96 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


Taken off the streets Nika is thrown into an unknown world where she's held captive. As an orphan, she has been on the run and must find her way out before they discover her secret. But these people held the knowledge of her family and who she is. Will she be able to find out before her secret is revealed? After hundreds of years, Demyan has finally found the rightful ruler of his race. Unfortunately, she doesn't know who she is and is doing everything in her power to escape him. Time is running out and Demyan has to convince Nika to take her rightful place otherwise the battle will be lost and his race extinguished.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

*Tour, Review & Giveaway*
"Extraordinary October" by Diana Wagman!

 Book Tour

Hiya peeps, happy Thursday! =D

Today, DRR is excited to share an awesome book, perfect for this month! We were instantly drawn to this one - from the epic cover, to the equally epic iguana sitting on the author's shoulder, we couldn't help but explore this YA paranormal adventure!

Check out our review to see what we though, watch the teaser video, and enter the giveaway for an awesome prize!

 Extraordinary October
~Publisher: Ig Publishing

~Published: October 11th 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal


October is an ordinary girl. From her plain looks to her average grades, there seems to be nothing special about her. Then, three days before her eighteenth birthday, she develops a strange itch that won’t go away, and her life is turned upside down. Suddenly, she can hear dogs talk, make crows fly, and two new and very handsome boys at school are vying for her affections. After she starts “transplanting” herself through solid rock, October learns that she is not ordinary at all, but the daughter of a troll princess and a fairy prince, and a pawn in a deadly war between the trolls and the fairies. Now October will have to use all of her growing powers to save her family, and stop a mysterious evil that threatens to destroy the fairy world.

In the fantastical vein of authors such as Julie Kagawa and Holly Black, Extraordinary October takes us on a magical journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the beautiful and mythical underground fairy kingdom.

Monday, October 10, 2016

*Tour with Review & Giveaway*
"The Daemoniac" by Kat Ross!

 Book Tour

Hiya guys!! Happy Monday - how was your weekend?

DRR has got an awesome book to share with you today, perfect to get you in an eerie October mood!

Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

A Dominion Mystery, #1


 Daemoniac
~Published: October 12th 2016

~Length: 281 Pages

~Parent's Guide: PG-17

~Genres: Historical, Mystery, Young Adult


It’s August of 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will begin his grisly spree in the London slum of Whitechapel, and another serial murderer is stalking the gas-lit streets of New York. With taunting messages in backwards Latin left at the crime scenes and even more inexplicable clues like the fingerprints that appear to have been burned into one victim’s throat, his handiwork bears all the hallmarks of a demonic possession.

But consulting detective Harrison Fearing Pell is convinced her quarry is a man of flesh and blood. Encouraged by her uncle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry hopes to make her reputation by solving the bizarre case before the man the press has dubbed Mr. Hyde strikes again.

From the squalor of the Five Points to the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin and the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue, Harry and her best friend, John Weston, follow the trail of a remorseless killer, uncovering a few embarrassing secrets of New York’s richest High Society families along the way. Are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? And will the trail lead them closer to home than they ever imagined?

Friday, October 7, 2016

*Blitz & Giveaway*
"Spies Like Me" by Doug Solter!

 Book Blitz!

Hiya guys! TGIF!

Today, DRR has a fun book for you, perfect for a weekend read! Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

The Gems, #1


 Spies Like Me
~Published: October 4th 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Adventure


Can she bring these girls together?

When she discovers her father’s plane crash wasn’t an accident, sixteen year old Emma wants to punish those responsible. Even if it means becoming a spy. The mysterious organization known simply as The Authority wants Emma to join the Gems. This team of all-girl spies knows how to handle themselves on dangerous missions…like stopping an evil plan to incinerate the world’s food supply.

Meet the Gems…

Olivia, code-named Emerald, is seventeen years old. Half English and half Jamaican. Specializes in leadership, marksmanship, and is a rated pilot.

Miyuki, code-named Ruby, is sixteen and from Okinawa, Japan. She specializes in gymnastics and martial arts. Trained in jungle survival and deep sea diving. Once blew up her boyfriend’s motorcycle using a rocket launcher.

Nadia, code-named Sapphire, is sixteen and from Saudi Arabia. She’s a science and computer nerd. Nadia’s zero-gravity school agriculture project created interest from NASA and the European Space Agency.

Emma, code-named Black Opal, specializes in high school theater and shopping.

Each girl comes from a different background. Each girl comes with different skills. Each girl comes with their own drama.

The Authority thinks Emma is the missing link to make this team work.

Emma thinks The Authority is her only chance for revenge.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

*Blitz with Excerpt*
"The Glitch" by Ramona Finn!

 Book Blitz

Hiya guys! Happy Thursday!

DRR has a new dystopian novel for you! We've got an excerpt for you, so you can see how interesting it sounds! Check it out, and be sure to add it to your TBR list!

 The Glitch
~Released: September 5th 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian


On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving. 

In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to deviate from the norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the Artificial Intelligence’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up in a barren wasteland, with her memories erased, and only one thought lodged in her mind: 

“It’s all my fault.” 

Lib is a Glitch—an imperfect human component of the utopian world called the Norm. Now she’s thrown out, Lib will be forced to team up with another Glitch, Raj, and the mysterious Rogue Wolf and his clan to survive. Wolf only cares about the survival of his group, but Raj thinks they can hack the A.I. and change the Norm for the better. 

Now, Lib will have to decide which path to choose—whether to go with striking loner Raj or stay with Wolf and his tight-knit group. Her heart is drawn to both, but she’s carrying a deadly secret that could jeopardize them all. Will she be able to save her newfound family and stop the A.I. before it’s too late?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

*Tour with Guest Post & Giveaway*
"Unlocked" by Margo Kelly!

 Book Tour!

Hiya guys! Happy Wednesday! How's your week going so far?

Today, DRR is sharing a new book with you - a young adult mystery, perfect for this time of year!

Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post before you leave! =D

 Unlocked
~Released: Oct 1st, 2016

~Length: 304 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Mystery


17-year-old Hannah is losing her grip on reality, which is affecting not only her but her friends and family too. She wrecked the car when bugs crawled over her hands, but were the creepy things even real? Now someone is moving Hannah’s possessions around in her room, or is she imagining that also? Why does she feel like she isn’t in control of her own brain anymore? Hannah is terrified she’s headed for a horrible life in and out of the mental institution, just like her dad. 

When her friends bail, Hannah is left floundering. Her boyfriend, Manny, doesn’t believe her wild stories, and new girl Chelsea is practically replacing her at school. Only artsy outsider and self-proclaimed occult expert, Plug, agrees to help Hannah discover the truth, but even he can't help Hannah reclaim her mind from whatever is taking over. She'll have to do that on her own, especially if she wants to save her friends, her mom, and herself. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

*Tour & Giveaway*
"Songs of Seraphina" by Jude Houghton!

 Book Tour!

Hiya guys, Happy Tuesday! =D

Today, DRR is sharing a YA Fantasy with you, and it sounds like a great one to read in October!

Check it out, see the author's playlist, and enter the giveaway at the bottom before you go!

 Songs of Seraphina
~Released: June 30th, 2015

~Publisher: Tenebris Books, Grimbold Books

~Length: 345 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


Some battles bleed so much, and for so long, that the earth never truly forgets their dead. Some battles are born of oppression, and some of greed, and some simply because it was written in the stars. 

Three sisters—Charlemagne, Cairo and Pendragon Agonistes—are sent from America to England to live with their eccentric grandparents after their mother disappears and their father falls to pieces. But before the girls have time to find their feet, Charlemagne is married off to a dead man, Penny takes a nap and wakes up as a boy, and Cairo is swept into a dangerous romance with a man who wants her for more than her considerable charm. With the girls wrapped up in a conflict they barely understand, they don’t notice that their grandmother is transforming, or that the two demigod assassins who took their mother are now coming for them—if one of them can get over his crisis of conscience. 

In this richly painted tale, at whose heart is the unbreakable bond of family and blood, the world of Seraphina collides with our own as three unique girls are dragged into twilight lives past, fighting for vengeance, retribution, and the survival of their exiled people.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

*New Release!*
"Prae Lium" by Roze Wallin (ME!!)

Hiya guys! Doing some self-pimping today!

I'm going to be releasing "Prae Lium" on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on Monday!! This will the the final installment of my Swirling Secrets Trilogy.

I'm so excited to be finishing this series up. It's been an amazing journey, and I can't really believe it's finished already.

I loved writing this series, and I hope you guys love reading it!

"Prae Lium" is available RIGHT NOW on Amazon! You can pre-order a Kindle copy, and it'll be delivered to you on Monday!

The paperback edition should be available next week as well, assuming everything goes well with the proof copy. ;)

Check it out, and please add it to your TBR list if it looks interesting!

 Prae Lium
~Released: October 3rd, 2016

~Length: 224 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal


Fate is stitching two sides of a vicious war together, using love.

Magnhild, is no longer a freak. Blossomed from an awkward duckling, into a radiant swan, she finds her place. The only question now is, can she survive it?

Everything changes, a brutal war explodes, and loved ones are lost.

Who will survive to lead the world? It's the Desi Pere vs. the Sospi Tare, and the fight will shake the fabric of reality.

No matter the outcome, one thing is certain: our fragile world, will never be the same.


Thanks so much guys! Please share this series with anyone you think would enjoy it, I would really appreciate it! =D