Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cover Reveal for Flame by Mari Arden

I am sooooo excited to be a part of this amazing cover reveal for Mari Arden's first book "FLAME".....It is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to get my hands on this book....So I won't torture you anymore.....Here is the beautiful cover......

Designed by: Regina Wamba from Mae I Design


And here is the full wrap.....




BOOK BLURB: 

Some secrets change your life forever.

Have you ever felt invisible? I do. Everyday. I can't get close to anyone, and people can't get close to me. Everytime I feel a friendship beginning, something inevitably happens, and I become invisible again. Unseen. Ignored. It's been a part of me for so long that it's hard to imagine anything different.

Then the Saguinox arrive, and my life is forever altered. People are fascinated by these beautiful creatures who look and talk like us. They're alluring. Seductive. Intoxicating. And two of them are going to my school. Rhys is everything I shouldn't want, but his eyes are like something from a memory. I can't help but be intrigued. He's the only one who can really see me.

Some secrets you're better off not knowing.

I had been found on a cold winter night with nothing but a blanket, and ashes covering my skin. My mother saved me from death, and took me in with love. But she couldn't save herself. I didn't think heroes were real anymore until the day Kaiden saved me. I couldn't believe in miracles until the day he revealed I was the miracle they had all been hoping for. Deep inside I always knew my past mattered.

I just didn't know my life would depend on it.
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
Mari Arden
Author of the "Fireborn" series
 
My name is Mari Arden (Mari- rhymes with safari). Teacher by day, author by night. I love my double life. You can also catch me at the gym attempting to sweat out all the sweets I eat when I write. Key word: TRY. I adore sushi and Chipotle burritos, and wouldn't it be paradise if they could be combined somehow?.... Well on second thought, maybe not. I'm one class away from my masters in education, and feel so fortunate to do two things I'm passionate about: teaching and writing. Adventurous? Come join my double life!
 
 
 
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Please enter this awesome giveaway.....Who wouldn't love $50 to Amazon!!!
 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Release Day / Without Consent by Bev Irwin

Welcome to this book blitz for Bev Irwin.....


About The Author
Bev Irwin
 
What an exciting day! And a contest too!

Another release day. Today is the day my medical / police thriller, WITHOUT CONSENT, comes out. So thrilled, I’m doing the happy dance. Glad you could come and join me.

What type of dance would you do? Jive, polka, rumba, or would you be refined and do a graceful waltz?

I’m doing a rock and roll. This is the fifth book in just over a year to be published which leads me to the today’s topic.

What to do while you are waiting for the train to stop at your corner?

The first thing you need to do is decide where you are going?

Do you have a specific genre you love to write and read? Or are you like me and like to genre hop?

I guess it’s my ADD but I like to multitask and I also like to flit from one writing project to the next. Not the most effective way to get the job done but it does keep things interesting.

Usually, I have several projects in varying stages of completion. Right now, in the romance genre I have a contemporary, a medical, and a suspense manuscript nearing completion. Another medical thriller with the same characters in WITHOUT CONSENT is partially written. I have three young adult novels in progress, one of them a sequel to my paranormal young adult, GHOSTLY JUSTICE with Daria and ghost, Amanda.

Now to just get them finished. But I have been so busy with edits and promotion for the books that came out this year that my writing time has been limited. I’m not complaining. It has been an amazing time. I’m so glad I’m ADD and had so many projects to pitch once the train stopped and let me get on.
 
 
So how did my journey begin?

It started with a pitch session with Savvy Authors in the summer of 2011. I pitched my medical romance, WHEN HEARTS COLLIDE to Debby at Soulmate Publishing and that book came out in December of the same year. At the same session, I pitched two books to Lauri at Black Opal Books and she contracted me for both of them! The first, my paranormal YA, GHOSTLY JUSTICE, was released in April, the second, a suspense with romantic elements, MISSING CLAYTON, came out in July.

Then, in October, Black Opal Books published IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS, a middle grade/ YA, adventure. This book is about a boy’s survival in Northern Ontario while he searches for his missing father.

And, now today, (I’m doing a drum roll) my medical / police thriller, WITHOUT CONSENT, is being released. Wow! What a ride it’s been.

Now to get back to writing and finishing all those other projects and pray that they also find homes.

But I’m digressing. The point I’m getting at is that while you are waiting for that first amazing contract, you need to be writing, revising, writing, revising... It’s always good when you get a contract to be able to say, “Well, if you like that one...I do have...”

And there you go, possibly not only published but multi-published.

You write, you write some more. Keep that pen moving. You take courses, learn your craft, join on-line groups, go to conferences, meet other authors, network.

Go to conferences in the genres you like to write in. There are a ton of them out there and at different prices and lengths. You can find some that are an afternoon, a day, or even a week. Remember they can be a tax right-off when you do get published.

For myself I really enjoy a good mystery or thriller so I tend to go to conferences like Bouchercon (for writers and readers), Sleuthfest, Book Passages.

Network at the conferences. You never know what will happen. For me one of the most thrilling thing was chatting with Lee Child and him offering to read my manuscript and giving me the book endorsement: “A fine medical thriller.” Now how cool is that?
I’ve met so many wonderful writers at these conferences. You don’t harass them, you chat about life and interests. Respect them and their privacy, but don’t be afraid to approach them and say how much you like their books or their characters.

Do all the prep work so that when the train stops you are ready to leap on board with your bags packed with a variety of the best you can write manuscripts.

And keep dancing. I know I hope to.

Enter the Giveaway Below for a chance to win an eBook of your choice of one of my novels. 
 
 
You can check out my other books and an excerpt of each one on my website:

Bev Irwin Website

Black Opal Books

Soul Mate Publishing

Without Consent Links

Smashwords
Amazon (Kindle)
Amazon (Print)
B&N (Nook)
All Romance Books
Black Opal Books
 




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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silenced Blog Tour - Day 22

Day 22:  My Stop On The Silenced Blog Tour By RaeBeth McGee-Buda
 
 
 
Author Spotlight:
RaeBeth McGee-Buda
 
 
RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987.  She's the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee.  RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories.  Her childhood dream was to become a teacher.  RaeBeth's dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
 
ReaBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance.  RaeBeth is a full time mother of one and is expecting her second.  She graduated from American Intercontinental University with her associates in business administration.  She enjoys spending her time writing and feels that connecting with readers is her main goal.
RaeBeth published Silenced under her maiden name, but plans to continue writing under her married name with any other works.
 
 
 
 
Book Spotlight:


 
Genre: Young Adult/Suspense
Release date: December 13, 2012

 
 
 
 

Stalker Status:
 




Book Synopsis:
Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father.  When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression.  It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.

A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
 
When Casey, her new friend, enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon.  The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the mist of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.

Follow Amber trough her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.



Excerpt:

The following excerpt is taken from Chapter 1.


I grab the razor blade I took from my dad’s garage. It’s tiny, but sharp. I turn it over in my hands, nicking my palm. The blood trickles down my wrist and I smile with grim satisfaction. Yes, this will do the job. I catch one last look in the mirror; the pain makes me want to explode. I can’t take it anymore. I press it lightly against my wrist, tracing a blue vein under my skin. The razor is cold, smooth, and comforting. I press harder, dragging it across my wrist over and over like I’m going to saw it off. Pain comes rushing out. Free at last.

The intensity is too much and I sink to the floor, leaning against the bathroom door while trying to catch my breath. I stay like this for a while, dripping blood onto the tile. Unexpectedly, the front door slams closed. I jump. I scramble for some toilet paper and press it to the wound.

“Amber?” my mother yells up the stairs, “We’re home.”
Yet I can’t move. I'm numb. I can’t even answer her back to tell her something, anything, to make sure she doesn’t come up here and see me like this.
“Do you hear me?” she yells again.
I gather up the energy to fight through the lack of feeling. “I hear you. Sorry. I’ll be down in a minute,” I reply hastily, hoping deep down inside she can’t hear my shaking voice. I hear her shoes tapping on the hardwood floors in the kitchen and I know I'm safe for a short time.
I need to get off the floor, even though the numbness is still lingers throughout my body. I search deep inside for whatever strength I have left and push myself up. My arms are shaking but they’re able to hold me for a brief moment. Standing is a bit harder. I use the bathroom counter for support as I reach for the medicine cabinet to get the first aid kit.
I find the gauze and tape on the top shelf. Then sit back down. Resting on the toilet, I gently wrap my arm where my mom won’t notice, and tape it down. After the tape, I slide the sports band on. Another job well done.
 





My Review: 

How can I even begin to review this book.  It was amazing....I couldn't even put it down!! I was given this book by the author for an honest review.  I really liked the way Raebeth writes.  She is able to portray a vivid picture with her words and that is a plus for me when reading.  I felt like I was with Amber, while she was at her low points, sitting in her bathroom cutting herself.  I was really happy for Amber when things were going well for her, but I was waiting for something to go wrong. I was totally thinking it wasn't going to happen, and the story would just end happy, but fall flat of the actual message of the story. However, Raebeth pulled it all together at the end and blew me away.  Her writing flowed and it was very addicting.  I loved all her twists and turns and the way different situations come into play. 


I really loved the main character, Amber.  She was a strong lead and she was a really down to earth, real person.  Her life problems were real things and it wasn't overpowering, which is great because it was believable.  I also loved Landon.  I really need a man like that in my life.  He makes my heart melt.  Ladies, trust me, you will be in love.  Romance isn't dead!!  He was a wonderful compliment to Amber and he always made me smile.  As for Casey, I wasn't a huge fan of hers because she reminded me of a friend I use to have and that brings back bad memories.  She wasn't the nicest person and as things progress, I disliked her more and more.  However, she was a great character for the storyline and she makes the progression make perfect sense.

 

Overall, I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 for a real and emotional storyline, great main characters with perfect side characters, and an awesome cliff hanging ending.  Raebeth, you rock and I can't wait for book 2!!   








Blog Tour Schedule:
1-Book Excerpt & Interview @ The Writing World
2- Feature & Interview @ Lisa Rayns
3- Guest Post & Review @ Readers After Dark
4- Review & Guest Post @ All In One Place
5- Book Feature & Interview @ Justine Vandale
7- Guest Post with Peter Dawes
8- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Flora Bateman
9- Interview @ My Home Away From Home
10- Guest post @ Deb's Daydreams
11- Interview @ Books, Brownies, and Barkers
12- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Paranormal Book Club
13- Review & Interview @
The Curiosity Key
14- Interview @ Vincenzo Bilof
15- Guest Post @ Amanda Fanger
17- Feature & Interview @ Terri Dion
18- Book Excerpt & Feature @
Jason Ellis
19- Review @
Into the Night Reviews
20-Review @ Passionate About Books
21- Book Review @ Brittney Carrigan
22- Book Review @ Book Nerd 101
23- Interview & Excerpt @ Darren Cormier
24- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Sassy Cassie's Reviews
25- Book Review @ Little Book Star



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Sunday, January 20, 2013

J.K. Accinni Book Blitz - Echo

Welcome to my stop on today's Book Blitz for Echo by J.K. Accinni.....Check it Out!!!
 
 
 
 
About The Author
 
J.K. Accinni
 
J. K. Accinni was born and raised in Sussex County before moving to Randolph, New Jersey, where she lived with her husband, five dogs and eight rabbits, all rescued and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. Mrs. Accinni’s passion for wildlife conservation has led her all over the world, including three trips to Africa, where ten years ago she and her husband fell in love with a baby elephant named Wendi, that had been rescued by a wildlife group. That baby is the inspiration for the character Tobi, the elephant featured in her fourth book titled Hive.

The character of Caesar is inspired by a real life iconic tiger from Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota. A portion of the proceeds from her third book, Armageddon Cometh, will be donated to the sanctuary in support of the enormous expense required to house and feed the displaced wildlife in their care. Mrs. Accinni invites her readers to visit bigcathabitat.org to view the astounding facility and plan a visit with your family.





Echo by J.K. Accinni

FREE TO DOWNLOAD ON JAN 22nd & JAN 23rd

Netty’s influence transcends a full century as the United States evolves to a point of politically driven economic collapse. The year is 2033 as a young mother, abused by her shiftless husband, heroically decides to remove her two sickly children, Scotty and Abby, from the mean streets of their government subsidized tenement town of Short Hills, New Jersey to the hills and old farmland of Sussex County. There they unite with a Latino family that adopted Jose, a young boy from Costa Rica, traumatized at the age of seven by the brutal murder of his parents and the kidnapping of his infant sister.

The two families unite to pool finances, creating the love and bonds that will enable them to survive the psychotic attention of Armoni, a soul damaged beyond redemption, discovery of Baby’s miraculous offspring, Echo; and their subsequent body changes. Through the efforts of Echo who develops an unexplained passion for the curly haired dog, Barney, they flee the clutches of Armoni after the murder of Armoni’s sidekicks by Echo, to Sarasota, Florida, one of the last remaining enclaves of wealth in the U.S.

Scotty learns to utilize Echo as a co-conspirator in his intrigue to thwart the efforts of heinous people that prey on the lives of creatures in their environmentally rich new home, where the insidious miscreant, Armoni, tracks them; dragging along Ginger Mae, a New York City prostitute looking for opportunity with her mute child, Daisy; bringing brutality and violence to all.

Having fallen in love, the young  Abby and Jose draw close, only to be separated by the transcendental Netty, who tries to use Abby as a conduit in her plan to rescue as much wildlife as they can before despicable political events bring on the specter of Armageddon.




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There are giveaways going on right now on Facebook. Join this group and enter!!

 
I will be adding this book to my to read list on Goodreads.....You should too!!
 
 
Again, I would like to thank J.K. Accinni for allowing me to participate in this book blitz!!  I can't wait to read this books!!!  You rock!!! :)
 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Book Spotlight....Scarlet by Marnelli Abian

Please go and check out this debut novel by Marnelli Abian
 
 

January 17, 2013
created by Danny Rei of Art is Life Cover and Design

 
 
Scarlet Blurb:
A dream is not just a dream. A nightmare is not just a nightmare. For Scarlet, it’s a ghost that haunts her and sends shiver through her spine every night. The same place, same night, and same person keeps occurring in her dream. Nights of wandering into a foreign place where unthinkable creatures lurk brought Scarlet into a dangerous situation. What’s more, her dreams are partly existing in real life, especially that boy in her dreams.

A vanishing girl, a mysterious red cloud, a weird tea table, a Dark Knight, a Soul Queen, and a psychotic Vampire Queen who wishes to kill her. Who says you’re safe even if you’re asleep?
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

J.K Accinni Book Blitz - Baby

Welcome to my stop on today's Book Blitz for Baby by J.K. Accinni.....Check it out!!



About the Author
 
J. K. Accinni was born and raised in Sussex County before moving to Randolph, New Jersey, where she lived with her husband, five dogs and eight rabbits, all rescued and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. Mrs. Accinni’s passion for wildlife conservation has led her all over the world, including three trips to Africa, where ten years ago she and her husband fell in love with a baby elephant named Wendi, that had been rescued by a wildlife group. That baby is the inspiration for the character Tobi, the elephant featured in her fourth book titled Hive.

The character of Caesar is inspired by a real life iconic tiger from Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota. A portion of the proceeds from her third book, Armageddon Cometh, will be donated to the sanctuary in support of the enormous expense required to house and feed the displaced wildlife in their care. Mrs. Accinni invites her readers to visit bigcathabitat.org to view the astounding facility and plan a visit with your family.




Baby by J.K. Accinni

FREE TO DOWNLOAD ON JAN 15TH & JAN 16TH
Have you ever wondered why God does not punish the evil and depraved of our planet? Why does He tolerate the destructive bloodthirsty nature of Homo sapiens allowing them to rule over all creatures, abusing and exploiting according to their whims? Why has science been unable to solve the vexing mystery of our ancestor, the Missing Link? How could one planet evolve such complex and divergent examples of biodiversity? Can you imagine God ever saying, “To Hell with this mess that is Earth?”

The series “Species Intervention #6609” spans two hundred years, encompassing tender love between divergent species, political downfalls and violence of unspeakable order. It is an unfortunate tale of Armageddon and the remote possibility of redemption.

In Baby, Netty is a naive teenage farm girl given in marriage to an older brutal opportunist disguised as a successful citizen during the years of Prohibition in Sussex County, New Jersey.  After years of enslavement, Netty flees into the night from her rapist husband, traveling back to the farm worked by her parents, where she rescues an unfamiliar damaged creature she finds in a cave in the woods of her childhood, falling in love with the enigmatic creature she names Baby. Together they find happiness and fulfillment despite the changes to Netty’s body wrought by the proximity of the unusual creature.

When a handsome Italian stranger comes into Netty’s life, complications ensue as she falls in love while trying to hide the bizarre and wondrous changes to her farm and her body.  Netty, Baby and Wil strive to conquer obstacles thrown in their path by life, succeeding wildly until the heart-rending and astonishingly brutal climax to their story.
 
 

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There are giveaways going on right now on Facebook. Check it out!!

 
I will be adding this book to my to read list on goodreads.....You should too!!
 
 
 
Make sure you come back on the 20th for my next post on the book blitz for ECHO!!
 
 
Thanks J.K. Accinni!!! :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cover Reveal of Hard to Resist by Shanora Williams

OMG.....I'm so excited to be a part of this cover reveal!!!   I can't wait to read this book!!!
 
Check It Out!!! :)
 
 
Hard to Resist by Shanora Williams
Release Date: March 16th, 2013


Blurb/Synopsis:
 
Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida. 
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it’s impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past? Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?
For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.


 

Teaser:
 
“Nolan?”
He pulls back, jerking his hands out of my shorts while looking into my eyes. “Yeah?”
“I don’t think tonight is really a good night for sex.”
He bites back on a smile before nodding his head. “That’s cool with me, babe.”
“You aren’t mad about it or anything, are you?” I ask, in hope that he isn’t. I don’t want it to seem like I’ve just turned him down.
“Bunny,” he breathes, pressing his hardness against me. I choke on my next breath as the rock in his pants makes the sweet spot between my legs tighten pleasurably. “I’m gonna have blue balls, yeah, but that doesn’t mean that I’m mad. I respect what you want. If you don’t want sex tonight, we won’t have sex tonight. Although, I was hoping for a good fuck against this tree.” 
My mouth gapes as his eyebrows shoot up. “Right here?” I screech. “People could walk by and see!”
“I don’t mind.”
“You do know that sex in public is illegal, right?”
He chuckles and reveals all of his teeth. “It would have been worth it to break the law.”



Go add this book on Goodreads to your to-read shelf: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16479424-hard-to-resist


Congrats Shanora on another awesome cover!!  Can't wait to start reading this one!! :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Allure Cover Reveal by Melissa Andrea

I'm so excited to share this amazing cover for Melissa Andrea for her new book Allure.....It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
 
 
 
So here it is...... 

 
Here is the full wrap....
 
Release Date: March 30th
Genre: NA Romance with strong Fantasy elements
 
 
 Allure Blurb:

Temptation. Desire. Deception.
Everything about her is enthralling, enticing… until everything about her becomes deadly.
Alluring you into the center of her world, she’ll deprive you of reason, breath… life. And because you can’t help it, you’ll let her, and death never felt so good.
There is only one rule where she is from: Don’t become attached to your Allure, and Ryleigh has already broken that rule.
The decision to stay was easy, but being ready to handle everything that comes with her choice, is more then she bargained for when something unexpected happens. Ryleigh is thrown into a world she knows nothing about, and a past she can’t remember. Time is not Ryleigh’s only enemy, but the lack of it, will be the end of her immortality if she doesn’t remember what she is or the life she needs to take.
When the cost of immortality means consuming the life of someone you love, could you do it?!

 
 
 
 
About the Author:
Melissa Andrea
I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
                I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation.  The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.
I was born in Denver, Colorado –but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.
4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.
 
 
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Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/melissa_andreaa
Pin with her on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/melandrea01/

CONGRATULATIONS ON A BEAUTIFUL COVER MELISSA!!!!
 

 
 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Silenced Blog Tour Dates :) Get Excited!!

I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome blog tour for a really great book....Don't miss all the excitement!!!  
 

http://raebethmcgeeswriting.blogspot.com/

Tour Schedule
 
1-Book Excerpt & Interview @ The Writing World
2- Feature & Interview @
Lisa Rayns (Today's Stop)
3- Guest Post & Review @
Readers After Dark (Tomorrow's Stop)
4- Review & Guest Post @
All In One Place
5- Book Feature & Interview @ Justine Vandale
7- Guest Post with Peter Dawes
8- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Flora Bateman
9- Interview @ My Home Away From Home
10- Guest post @ Deb's Daydreams
11- Interview @ Books, Brownies, and Barkers
12- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Paranormal Book Club
13- Review & Interview @
The Curiosity Key
14- Interview @ Vincenzo Bilof
15- Guest Post @ Amanda Fanger
17- Feature & Interview @ Terri Dion
18- Book Excerpt & Feature @
Jason Ellis
19- Review @
Into the Night Reviews
20-Review @ Passionate About Books
21- Book Review @ Brittney Carrigan
***22- Book Review @ Book Nerd 101****(can't wait to share my review for this book....I'm LOVING IT so far)
23- Interview & Excerpt @
Darren Cormier
24- Book Excerpt & Feature @ Sassy Cassie's Reviews
25- Book Review @ Little Book Star
 
 
ONLY 20 MORE DAYS.....MAKE SURE YOU STOP BACK AND CHECK OUT MY REVIEW AND RAEBETH'S GIVEAWAY!! :)

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