Sunday, April 29, 2012

BaSatai: Outside In by Suzan Battah



Seventeen year old, Armani Radnelaq a full blooded BaSatai is plagued by a curse in her blood. A curse created from hate and designed to break the divide between two parallel worlds of Earth and H-trae when Armani's blood is spilled in attack and she dies.

S'teuqoubs have been travelling back and forth across the divide for centuries without trouble. The BaSatai and Guardians monitoring activity and enforcing rules to ensure peace and harmony but if the divide splits and opens, a much greater number of supernatural S’teuqoubs will filter into earth destroying equilibrium which the BaSatai and Guardians will be unable to control. Humanity and the BaSatai will suffer and perish. The parallel divide must remain secure at all costs.

Armani has remained hidden on earth with her adopted father Elijah since her birth. She has been raised in the human way and fights her natural instinct to evolve into a BaSatai. The BaSatai in her requires her to evovle and shift, use her powers and strength. Yet Armani is freaked out by the need to shift. She smokes, has a bad attitude, must deal with aggressive bullies and control her natural BaSatai instinct. Her Guardian with BaSatai Warriors are coming for her. She refuses to accept her fate and doesn't believe any BaSatai should die to protect her.

The blood curse maturing in her veins makes her a target for her enemies. Her Guardian Karhl and an elite BasSatai Warrior Rafael are the first to arrive and prepare her for her crossing over. Her attraction to Rafael complicates her purpose to stay on earth even more. They both insist she fall into line and follow their lead but she is not ready to leave earth just yet...

June 4- Michelle’s Book Nook- Guest Post

June 6- Chick Lit Plus- Review

June 7- The Autumn Review- Guest Post

June 11- Change the Word- Review

June 12- Change the Word- Guest Post

June 14- Harley Bear Book Blog – Review

June 14- Harley Bear Book Blog- Guest Post

June 17- Chick Lit Plus- Guest Post

June 18- Peace Love Books- Review

June 19 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

June 22- Madsheep Reading- Review

June 24- Lost in Literature- Review

June 24- Lost in Literature-  Guest Post

June 25- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Q&A



**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered in the BaSatai giveaway! You can win: 1) a $30 Amazon gift card 2) a $25 JC Penny's gift card, or 3) 5 winners will receive an eBook copy of BaSatai: Outside In. If you purchase your copy of BaSatai before June 25 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!***


Winners!

eBook:
Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Book Reviews
Silvy
Jersey Girl Book Reviews
BN100
Christine Rice Author

$25 JC Penny Gift Card:
Christine Rice Author

$30 Amazon Gift Card:
Lost in Literature


Author Bio: 

Suzan Battah is a proud Australian born author who has loved to write since her teenage years. In 2011 she published her first novel a contemporary multicultural romance - Mad About the Boy. In her spare time she weaves magical tales to entertain. Suzan writes YA Fiction - Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance, Regency Romance and Contemporary Romance. Other fun things you can find her doing is training at the gym and Latin/Ballroom dancing. Suzan is afraid of heights, loves most things that are sweet, has no clue about fashion and one day hopes to speak Spanish fluently. Her second novel a YA Urban Fantasy Adventure - BaSatai: Outside In was published the 14th of April 2012.

Connect with Suzan:
@suzanbattah

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Unlocked by Rachael O'Bryan

This is a novel in stories about the impact people can have on a person's life. It discusses the main character Rebecca's relationships with some the athletes she met while working as a tutor in college. It's a book that deals with learning from one's mistakes and trying to move on. It touches on love, friendship, heartache, acceptance, and self-confidence, among other issues. The stories in this book are based on some of my own experiences and I hope that people will find them relatable.

June 11- The East Village- Review

June 13- Chick Lit Plus- Review
June 14- Books Etc- Review

June 15- Chick Lit Goddess- Review

June 15- Chick Lit Goddess - Guest Post


June 15- Lost in Literature- Novel Spotlight

 June 16- Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight & Q&A

June 17- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review & Excerpt

June 17- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Guest Post

June 17- Books Etc – Guest Post

June 18- Mrs Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Novel Spotlight & Q&A

Author Bio:

 Rachael O'Bryan grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended college at Temple University. After college she pursued her law degree, starting off at Tulane University and then graduating at American University. Rachael is a lawyer, but pursues writing in her free time. Besides writing Unlocked, she keeps a blog at http://rachaelsnewyork.blogspot.com. Also, on June 1st she launched her own business - an online women's magazine. The magazine is operated under Rachael Magazine LLC. The self-titled magazine is geared towards professional women in their 20s and 30s that want it all. You can subscribe at http://rachaelmagazine.com. When Rachael isn't working, writing, or running her own business she enjoys reading, traveling, watching The New York Mets. and following the University of Louisville basketball team. She currently resides in New York City.

Buy the Book!

Connect with Rachael!
Blog: 
Magazine: 


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lucky Charm by Marie Astor


Twenty-eight-year old Annabel Green is about to tie the knot with her college love, an aspiring author Jeremy Blake, but her plans for an ideal wedding are rudely interrupted when she catches Jeremy kissing his gorgeous book agent.

Shell-shocked by Jeremy’s betrayal, Annabel retreats into the quiet routine of TV dinners and solitary evenings. It is then that Annabel’s best friend, fashion designer Lilly Clayton, sets herself on a mission to draw Annabel out of her shell. In an attempt to persuade Annabel to keep an open mind on dating, Lilly takes Annabel for a stunning makeover, but after Annabel passes on a date with a dashing entrepreneur, Lilly decides that more drastic measures are needed. Lilly invites Annabel to see a palm reader who gives Annabel a lucky charm that is supposed to help her find true love.

A few weeks later, during her trip to Paris, Annabel meets a handsome Parisian, and as the two embark on a whirlwind romance, she starts to believe in the power of the talisman the palm reader has given her. But what Annabel doesn’t know is that Lilly is hiding a secret that could unravel her faith in her newly found luck in love.

Please visit the fabulous book blogs below for excerpts from Lucky Charm!












May 21- To Be Thode


****Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered in the Lucky Charm giveaway! If you purchase your copy of Lucky Charm before May 21 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries! You can win: 1) a handmade lapis sterling silver necklace 2) a handmade coral and turquoise necklace, and 3) a $10 Amazon gift card.**




**The winner of the Lucky Charm giveaway is Emily Lewis!**



Author Bio:



Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels Dance Me to the Stars, On the Rim of Love, and Lucky Charm, and a collection of short stories A Chance Encounter and Other Stories.

Marie’s latest contemporary romance novel, Dance Me to the Stars, has been selected in the first round of entries in the General Fiction category in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest this year.

Currently, Marie is working on her next novel – a first installment in her romantic suspense series.


Websites and Social Media:

Author Website: www.marieastor.com




Twitter: @marieastor


Books by Marie Astor:

Dance Me to the Stars – a contemporary romance about finding one’s perfect match.

On the Rim of Love – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love.

Lucky Charm – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship.

A Chance Encounter and Other Stories – a short story collection about love and everyday life.

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark


Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired. With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage. Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?

June 11- Nose in a Book Blog- Review

June 11- Nose in a Book Blog- Q&A

June 12- Books Etc- Review

June 13- Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 15- Books Etc- Guest Post

June 18- Tea and Scribbles- Review

June 19- The Winey Mommy- Review

June 20- Harley Bear Book Blog- Review

June 21- The Book Bag- Review

June 22- Chick Lit Plus - Author Profile

June 23- Chick Lit Plus- Guest Post

June 25- The East Village- Review

June 26- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Q&A

June 28- Turning the Pages- Review

June 30- Tlassy – Review

June 30- Tlassy- Guest Post

July 1- Lost in Literature- Review

July 2- Chick Lit Café- Review & Q&A

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered in the Dancing Naked in Dixie giveaway! One winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, and two (separate) winners will win a prize pack from Lauren herself that will contain some yummy Southern treats. One blogger participating and one commenter will be chosen at random for the prize pack. If you purchase your copy of Dancing Naked in Dixie before July 2 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**


Winners:
$10 Amazon Gift Card:
Kathleen – Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Prize Pack:
Susan – The Book Bag
Emily – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd Book Reviews
**Congrats to the winners! Please email me to confirm your prize!**




Author Bio:

Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie. She writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.

A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at www.laurenclarkbooks.com.




Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Fantastic Blogger Giveaway


From the author of The Gin & Chowder Club comes an exquisitely heartfelt and uplifting novel that explores the infinite reach of a mother's love--and the gift of second chances. . .

The modest ranch house where Callie Wyeth grew up looks just as she remembers it--right down to the well-worn sheets in the linen closet. But in the years since Callie lived here, almost everything else has changed. Her father, once indomitable, is in poor health. And Callie is a single mother with a beautiful little boy, Henry, who has just been diagnosed with autism. 

Returning to this quiet New Hampshire community seems the best thing to do, for both her father and her son's sake. Even if it means facing Linden Finch, the one she loved and left for reasons she's sure he'll never forgive. Linden is stunned that Callie is back--and that she has a son. Yet in the warm, funny relationship that develops between Henry and Linden's menagerie of rescued farm animals, Callie begins to find hope. Not just that her son might break through the wall of silence separating him from the world, but that she too can make a new start amid the places and people that have never left her heart. . .

I will be giving away a paperback copy of Words Get in the Way by Nan Rossiter to one Fantastic Blogger who participates in an April blog tour. If you are involved in Kaira Rouda, Kathy Lynn Harris, Alicia & Roy Street, Liz Matis or Terri Giuliano Long’s blog tour, you will automatically be entered to win. Please let me know if you would not like to be considered for the prize. The winner will be chosen on Monday, April 30. Thank you for all your hard work in making these tours a success!

**The winner is Lisa @ Books in the Burbs**

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Year to Remember by Shelly Bell



When her younger brother marries on her twenty-ninth birthday, food addict Sara Friedman drunkenly vows to three hundred wedding guests to find and marry her soul mate within the year.  After her humiliating toast becomes a YouTube sensation, she permits a national morning show to chronicle her search. With the help of best friend, Missy, she plunges head first into the shallow end of the dating pool. Her journey leads her to question the true meaning of soul mates, as she decides between fulfilling her vow to marry before her thirtieth birthday and following her heart's desire. But before she can make the biggest decision of her life, Sara must begin to take her first steps toward recovery from her addiction to food.

July 23- The East Village- Review

July 23- Writers Corner- Review & Excerpt

July 24- To Be Thode- Review

July 25- To Be Thode- Guest Post

July 27- Tea and Scribbles- Review

July 30- Books Etc- Review

August 1- Books Etc- Guest Post

August 2- Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 4- Jersey Girl Book Reviews- Review, Excerpt & Guest Post

August 6- Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Review

August 8- Storm Goddess Book Reviews- Review & Guest Post

August 9- The Winey Mommy- Review

August 10- Amie Louellen- Review, Q&A & Excerpt

August 13- Chick Lit Plus – Review & Excerpt 

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of A Year to Remember before August 13 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.**

**The winner is Lisa @ Lost in Literature. Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Shelly Bell started reading at three years old. In elementary school, the librarian gave her books to test out for the school library. As a teenager, she spent her allowance each week on romance novels, enjoying both young adult and adult romance.
Married to Jason in 2003, they have two children and reside in the metro-Detroit area, where she reads on her Kindle each night when her family falls asleep.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and writes both women’s fiction and paranormal romance. 

Connect with Shelly!
Twitter           Facebook      
Pinterest         LinkedIn       

Buy the Book!
For e-book:
For paperback:


 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long


***Newly edited Book Club Edition (2012)***

A Story of Love, Loss, Connection, and Grace

The Tylers have a perfect life—beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine—more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years—just wants her sister’s approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly “together” kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life…until Leah meets Todd, a high school dropout and former roadie for a rock band.

As Leah's parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, wild parties, their divided approach drives their daughter out of their home and a wedge into their marriage. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Justine observes her sister's rebellion from the shadows of their fragmented family - leaving her to question whether anyone loves her and if God even knows she exists.

Can this family survive in Leah’s wake? 

Tracy Riva, Midwest Reviews, calls In Leah's Wake "an astounding story of a family in transition.”

When happens when love just isn't enough?

Reviewer-Nominated for Global eBook Award, 2012
Recipient of the CTRR Award for excellence
2011 Book Bundlz Book Pick
Book Bundlz 2011 Favorites, First Place

April 23- The East Village- Q&A

April 24- Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

April 25- Confessions of a Hungry Bibliophile – Guest Post

April 26- The Book Bag- Guest Post

April 28- A Bundle of Contradictions – Guest Post

April 30- Mrs Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews- Review & Q&A

April 30- Michelle’s Book Nook- Guest Post

May 1- Samantha March - Q&A

May 3- Chick Lit Plus – Guest Post

May 5- The Autumn Review- Q&A

May 6- Amie Louellen- Q&A, Guest Post & Excerpt

May 7- Tlassy- Novel Spotlight

May 7- Tlassy - Guest Post

**Everyone who leaves a comment below will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! If you purchase your copy of In Leah's Wake before May 7 and send your receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, you will get five bonus entries!**

**The winner is Emily @ Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:


Terri Giuliano Long is a frequent blog guest. A contributing writer for IndieReader, she’s written for news and feature articles for numerous publications, including IndieReader, the Boston Globe and the Huffington Post. She lives with her family on the East Coast and teaches at Boston College. In Leah's Wake is her debut novel. For more information, please visit her website: www.tglong.com

Connect with Terri!