Thursday, April 27, 2017

"A School for Dragons" by Amy Wolf

 Book Blitz!

Hiya guys! DRR has a fun new young adult fantasy novel to share with you today! Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!


 A School for Dragons
~Released: April 11th, 2017

~Publisher: Red Empress Publishing

~Length: 350 Pages

~Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy


Mattie Sharpe—seventeen and bored in L.A. —is getting into trouble. She gets into even more when she's whisked to Cavernis, a world teeming with dragons. But these are dragons as you've never seen them: they are fussy gourmets; work as lawyers & CPA's; and attend their school ASH, where they take classes like TNS ("Tails, Nails & Scales").

Reuniting with her childhood friend, Mattie learns why she’s been brought there, and even heads ASH’s rowing team, Skull & Bones. She learns how to be a knight from the mysterious Eli, a small mute dragon…or is he?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Audiobook Review for "Dropping the Dime" by Ellie Ashe!


Hiya guys! Hope your week is going well so far!

DRR has an awesome AudioBook to share with you today - the second book in the Miranda Vaughn trilogy! We shared our review of the first book a couple weeks ago, and are excited to share this review! Check it out below, along with a giveaway at the end of the post. Good luck!


Dropping the Dime

Miranda Vaughn Mysteries, #2


 Dropping the Dime
~Released: June 22nd, 2016 
(Audiobook Version)

~Length7 Hours 9 Minutes

~GenresMystery, Contemporary

~Parent's Guide Rating: PG 13


Miranda Vaughn was once falsely accused of stealing millions, and now she’s helping others who are facing criminal charges. While being an assistant to her former defense attorney isn’t Miranda’s dream job, she’s eager to prove herself, and her first task is a simple one—protect Kathryn, a shy CFO turned informant, and help her prove that a popular real estate developer is embezzling millions from his company. But what should be a straightforward assignment is deliciously complicated when Miranda is thrown together with FBI Agent Jake Barnes, the man who saved her life, broke her heart, and then disappeared.

Beneath the neatly plotted rows of new homes lurk dark secrets, bitter feuds and a whole lot of greed. Nothing is what it appears, even Miranda’s timid client, who is hiding secrets of her own. Despite her growing distrust of her client, Miranda must protect Kathryn from becoming the target of the FBI’s investigation and protect herself from the real thief—all while protecting her heart from the sexy FBI agent she can’t seem to resist.

  "High stakes, high energy, and a highly humorous good time!"
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"A Good Spy Dies Twice" by Mark Hosack!
*Audiobook Review*

 Book Tour

Hiya guys happy Tuesday!

DRR has another audiobook review to share with you today - an exciting mystery, wrapped in a conspiracy theory. Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!


A Good Spy Dies Twice


 A Good Spy Dies Twice
~Released: January 19th, 2017

~Author & Narrator: Mark Hosack

~Length: 10h 19m

~Publisher: Wide Awake Audio

~Genres: Mystery, Thriller


Jake Boxer, investigative journalist and host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye, is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression.

Years later, a condemned murderer, who claims he was abandoned by the CIA, and who starred in an early episode of Bullseye, is finally executed for killing two supposed Soviet spies back in the 1970’s.

Jake Boxer, still trying to piece his life back together, is on his honeymoon in a posh ski resort in the Alaskan mountains when he gets word of the inmate’s execution . . . and the old killer’s final words: “The good spy dies twice.”

Those five words, seemingly meant for Jake, draw the ex-reporter from his forced retirement and into a complex and deadly global conspiracy involving his newlywed wife, the secretive New World Order, and the hotel’s hundred or so “guests.”

Everyone is a suspect.

Described as James Bond in a Stephen King novel, The Good Spy Dies Twice is the explosive first book in the Bullseye Series. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, this fast-paced novel introduces an exciting new hero, the intrepid, conspiratorial journalist, Jake Boxer.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Chasing the Dollar" Mystery Comedy Adventure by Ellie Ashe!

 Book Tour!

Hiya guys! DRR has a new audiobook review to share, and it was really good!

Check out this cozy mystery comedy adventure, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

Chasing the Dollar

(Miranda Vaughn Mysteries #1)


 Chasing the Dollar
~Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt

~Released: July 15, 2015

~Length: 7 hours 23 minutes

~Publisher: Ellie Ashe

~Genres: Mystery, Thriller


Miranda Vaughn has spent the last year and a half fighting for her freedom. Arrested for a fraud scheme involving her supervisors, she's lost her job at a prestigious investment firm, her fiancé, and her reputation. She walks out of the courtroom a free woman, only to find that life has a few more curve balls to throw her way. The jury may have found her not guilty, but Miranda is broke, in debt to her beloved aunt, and can't find a job because of the cloud of suspicion still swirling around her. She's not going to be able to move forward with her life until she finds out who set her up.

Buried in the evidence against her, Miranda finds a larger scheme, one involving far more money than the $37 million her boss fleeced from unsuspecting investors. Determined to uncover the truth, Miranda begins her own investigation - leading her to Macau and Belize, and into the arms of one sexy FBI agent, who may or may not prove to be trustworthy. When the danger heats up, Miranda finds herself in a race against time to find the person behind it all. Before he finds her....

Monday, April 17, 2017

"Keep On Believing" by Marie Higgins!
*Audiobook Review*

Hiya guys! Hope you had an awesome weekend! Do you celebrate Easter? Did you do anything fun?

I filled my weekend with a pretty awesome audiobook, and I'm excited to share it with you! It's a fairytale retelling, and was so good! Check out my review below, and be sure to leave a comment about what you think of this book!

Keep On Believing


 Keep On Believing
~Released: March 20th, 2016

~Parent's Guide Rating: PG

~Genres: Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling, Romance


Taking some of the family’s jewels, Ella Spencer and her brother left the kingdom in the dead of night, escaping the clutches of their evil stepmother. Ella realized they need a different life than one of a servant. Now living in a new kingdom, Ella believes this is where they can start over again. So far, it’s working…until her brother’s school teacher starts poking his nose into their business. She cannot tell him the truth, yet deep down inside, she feels that he might be her Prince Charming after all, and be the one who’ll save her from danger. 

Christopher Morgan is hiding secrets that he never plans to divulge. The sister of one of his students intrigues him, and he can’t keep from wanting to know more about her. When a man comes around asking questions, Chris fears Ella is not safe and he needs to protect her. But he finds that he is the one in need of a dream-come-true. Can he hope that Ella will be the one to rescue him out of his life before these secrets destroy him?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

"Wickedly They Come" Audiobook Review!

Hiya peeps! DRR has another audiobook review to share with you today!

Please feel free to check it out below, and let me know what you think of this book in the comments below!

Wickedly They Come


 Wickedly They Come
~Author: Catherina Constantine

~ReleasedJanuary 22nd, 2017
(Audiobook Edition)

~Length: 7 hours and 46 minutes

~Parent's Guide: PG-13

~GenresYoung Adult, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy


A gripping, dark fantasy!

A Destined Prophecy: “The White Warrior will be one with Lucifer and God will weep.”

Haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for the sixteen-year-old warrior, Jordan and her mother Seeley. Together with their formidable angels they find themselves in peril when a wicked sorcerer is determined to fulfill the prophecy to his lord, Lucifer.


After an ominous vision of spirits inhabiting teenagers in a local school, Jordan enrolls in the social culture of teendom at Elma High to combat soulless demons. She encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil.

The battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating—and Earth is their battleground.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

"The Makeup Test" by Vanessa M. Knight!

 Book Tour

Hiya guys! Happy Thursday!

Today on DRR, we have a wonderful new contemporary romance to share with you guys! It sounds sweet and warm, perfect for Spring! Check it out, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below!

The Makeup Test


 The Makeup Test
~Published: April 4th 2017

~Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Parker Breckinridge is a sophomore in college and already running her own internet cosmetics business. She doesn’t apologize for her successes—or anything else. She’s worked hard to get what where she is. She’s had to. It’s not like there was anything else in her life, despite her rich family.

Cade Adler doesn’t do relationships—especially relationships with uptight princesses. Been there. Done that. Destroyed the T-shirt. Besides, what with working full-time as a police officer and going to school, who has time for women? Not him.

With his tattoos and overall attitude, Cade is exactly what Parker doesn’t need. And between her father’s money and her piss-poor attitude, Parker is exactly what Cade doesn’t need.

So why is it they can’t stay apart?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Tears of Glass" by David Lake!

 Book Tour

Hiya peeps! Happy Tuesday! DRR is excited to share another audiobook with you guys today, and it's pretty awesome! Check it out, and let us know what you think! Do you like the idea of books with music incorporated? Let us know in the comments!

This thriller, based on real events, tracks the flawed protagonist through his meeting with a struggling songwriter and a girl who eventually becomes his saviour.

Along the route to redemption, he stumbles, literally, across the biggest Government conspiracy since the wall came down. 

Narrated by New Yorker, Fred Filbrich, who captures the thread of dark humour within the text with a wry and warm reading, he integrates the original bluesy soundtrack seamlessly and allows the characters to breathe.

Tears of Glass



 Tears of Glass
~Released: January 1st, 2017

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Thriller, Sci-Fi


A Child of the Sixties, desperately holding on to the dreams of that generation… the girl whole stole his heart and the songwriter who touched his soul. These three are drawn together as they become reluctant fugitives… but from whom? The deaths of his friends, the gay cell of the CIA, twenty two British Scientists meeting with fatal accidents… The Royal Family’s own Secret Service a schizophrenic cockney knight and whole countries being run by organised crime… This jigsaw eventually forms a frightening picture… but have the pieces been put together correctly? 


This contemporary thriller is integrated with 14 songs – necessary to the full appreciation of the novel. The songs drive the narrative. or is it the other way around?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Musical eBook! "Misfortunes of T-Funk" by Barnaby Hazen!

 Book Tour!


MISFORTUNES OF T-FUNK A FUNNY, HONEST LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF MUSICIANS
Author Barnaby Hazen highlights contemporary fiction with musical tracks embedded directly into the pages of his novel!

TAOS, N.M. -- April 2017  -- Misfortunes of T-Funk (Apr. 1, 2017) follows two musicians who refuse to quit. The contemporary fiction release from Barnaby Hazen also embeds his own musical tracks directly into the chapters of the novel to further immerse readers into the story. 

Trying desperately to find an audience for their hard-edged “grunge” music, Theo and Judah are childhood friends who enroll in an unusual college called The University of Jazz and Music Technology. Attracted at first by the means within the school to professionally record their own original music, the two friends eagerly embark on what could be a lifelong journey - but the endeavor has an alternate effect. 

It’s something the author knows all too well, as Hazen pulls directly from his personal experience in music. “I must admit,” said Hazen, “I’m having a lot more fun putting fictional characters through such hardship than I had on my own.”  

The author’s decision to incorporate his original music into the chapters of Misfortunes of T-Funk is an excellent compliment to the story. Each of the four recordings are placed at significant moments in Theo and Judah’s story sometimes in direct relation, other times as an ironic side trail, but always intentionally to enhance the reader’s journey through the book.  

Hazen’s storytelling style is influenced by Henry Miller, as well as Russian authors Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vladimir Nabokov - in particular, Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. “It’s fearlessly, unapologetically ‘outside’ as we say in jazz,” said Hazen. “But the alienation, absurdism and disassociation rang a chord when I read it that triggered something in me -  a realization about there being no rules when you have a voice and something to say.” 

Hazen is an author, editor and musician, and regularly contributes to the education-based journal The Bud Hawthorne Revue. In 2015, he debuted a full-length collection of nine-strange tales on convenience store fiction in Seven Eleven Forgotten and Other Stories

Thursday, April 6, 2017

*New Release!*
"Rebirth" by Aaron Hodges!

Hiya guys! Hope your week is starting out well so far.

I'm excited to share a new release with you today! I've featured several books by author Aaron Hodges the past few months - namely his Soul Blade Trilogy. Well, he's already got another series out, and two books in the series already available!

Check them out, and let us know whether they sound interesting!

Rebirth

The Praegressus Project, Book 1


 Rebirth
~Released: March 27th, 2017

~Length: 188 Pages

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Paranormal, Adventure, New Adult


A thrilling new scifi by New York Times Bestselling Author Aaron Hodges. 

For centuries, our evolution has stagnated. 

Surrounded by technology, we ceased to adapt. 

Until now… 

In 2051, the Western Allies States have risen as the new power in North America. Now a mysterious epidemic is spreading across the countryside, igniting terror wherever it touches. But its victims do not die – they change. People call them the Chead, and destruction follows in their footsteps. 

Amidst the wealth of San Francisco, eighteen year old Chris is caught in the cross-hairs of the government when his mother is accused of treason. Spirited away in the night, he wakes in a facility hidden deep in the Californian mountains. There he must face the horrors of the Praegressus Project. Chances of survival are slim; but only the lucky get to die...


Renegades

The Praegressus Project. Book 2


 Renegade


~Release Date: June 15th, 2017

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Paranormal, Adventure


The epic sequel to Rebirth will be released in June 2017.
Pre-order now and you'll save 25% off full-price!



While this isn't a review (because I haven't actually read these yet), I wanted to leave my thoughts, in case you guys are wondering. I've read Mr. Hodge's Soul Blade Trilogy, and he's a good storyteller! This synopsis sounds awesome, and if I had more time, I'd review it in a heart beat! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who thinks it sounds interesting - I'm fairly confident you won't be disappointed!

Plus, you've gotta hand it to him - his books have kick-ass covers!! #coverlove

Be sure to let me know what you guys think in the comments below, and if you pick it up, I hope you enjoy it! =D



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Comic Book Review!
"Finding Molly: Adventures in Catsitting" by Justine Prado!

 Comic Book Tour!

Hiya peeps! DRR is super excited to share a new release with you today!

We've never reviewed a graphic novel before today, and are super excited to have had the opportunity! Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours & the author for the fun read!

Check it out, and be sure to pick up a copy - you won't regret it! =D

Finding Molly

Adventures in Catsitting

(Volume 1)
 Finding Molly


~Released: January 15th, 2017

~Length: 128 Pages

~Parent's Guide: G

~Genres: New Adult, Graphic Novel, Comic Book, Contemporary


Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, an unemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams of breaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery to do before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crime Drama Review!
"Still Black Remains" by Kevin Michaels!

 Book Tour!

Hiya guys! Hope your week is going super well so far!

DRR has a brand new book to share with you guys! It's a dramatic mob-filled adult fiction, just released this week! Check out our review, and a guest post from the author! =D


Still Black Remains


 Still Black Remains
~Released: April 1st, 2017

~Length: 242 Pages

~Parent's Guide: R

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Crime, Drama


Still Black Remains is an original work of fiction.  It tells the story of Twist, one of the leaders of an inner city gang named the Skulls, and the architect of his gang’s decision to kidnap a mafia soldier in a last-ditch attempt to end a violent turf war.  The war started when the Skulls tried taking a bigger piece of the drug business in their Newark, New Jersey neighborhood from the organized crime family who had once been their partners.  Like most great ideas, the plan doesn’t turn out as expected. Negotiations between the gangs deteriorate, words fail, the violence escalates, and the only recourse left is the inevitable execution of the hostage.  Chosen to be the one to execute the prisoner, the story covers Twist’s ability to pull the trigger, the consequences of that action, and his internal struggle.  As the volatile situation grows more explosive by the hour, the lines between right and wrong blur; resolution comes with a price and Twist has to decide if pulling the trigger will get him what he wants, and if he can live with that cost.