Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes (Book Blitz) + GIVEAWAY

The Last Protector
Release Date: 12/15/14
Inkspell Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?

*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.


Creeping along, I slipped through the gates before they closed. The exterior lights shut off. The
glow from inside the mansion threw shadows across the courtyard, making everything around me
creepier. If that was even possible. At least these people hadn’t invested in motion lights. 

I needed to get to the window on the second floor. And how the heck did I know that? Like
everything else about this trip, I just did. A tall trellis swamped with vines ran up one side of the
house. That could be the ticket. I inched closer. 

I'd just about made it when a raspy voice reached my ears. 

"The boy is alone. You've done well by me.” 

Shivers ran up and down my arms as I swallowed and turned. No one. It must've come from
inside the house. Ahead, a small window, one of those decorative deals, stood open. Taking slow
steps, I moved toward it. 

"Thank you," said a second voice, crisp, sort of fancy…British, maybe? 

"We can take him now. Use his power to harness what I need,” Spooky Voice said. 

“As you wish."

Go, go, go. A voice or maybe my own thoughts echoed inside my brain. I didn’t have time to

Go, go, go. The voice came back. I had to get to the second floor. Now.

The wood trellis scratched my hands when I grabbed hold. Splinters pierced my skin as I scaled
the wall. I had to get to the boy. 

"This is crazy, Gabe." I muttered the words. “This could actually be the stupidest thing you've
ever done."

I climbed to the window way faster than I thought I could. This one part of me wanted to glance
back, to see if Val noticed me. I ignored it though—I needed to get to the top.  To the kid with green eyes. 

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About the Author
Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers!

When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Erased by Elle Christensen and K Webster Cover Reveal

ERASEDBANNER   Erased by Elle Christensen, K Webster Publication Date: December 29, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense


Joss Parker’s life is a fairytale come true. She’s a concert pianist in New York, lives with her longtime boyfriend, and is close with her fiercely protective father.

One fateful day, she is taken from her own bed in the middle of the night. Her world comes crashing down when she’s betrayed by her father’s need to protect a program that could be a threat to national security over his own daughter. When her ability to ever play piano again is threatened, Joss finds herself whisked away at the last minute by an unlikely ally. She later lands in the protective custody of no other than local bad boy bar owner, Derek Slade. Slade is entrusted to look after Joss and see to it that she hides behind her new persona Jill so that bad people don’t find her ever again. Joss has been erased. Joss is now Jill. As Joss trade’s her blonde locks for Jill’s mahogany ones, she also takes on the strength of her new persona. Jill is someone that doesn’t put up with crap. Jill doesn’t trust easy. Jill must protect the broken heart of Joss. What happens when Slade crosses the line of protector? Will he be her knight in shining armor? Can he protect her when the evils of her past come back to haunt them?
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About Elle Christensen

Elle Christensen is a debut author. Her first novel, a collaboration with author, K. Webster is due to release in December of 2014.

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I love my husband of 11 years and sweet kids. My passions include reading, writing, graphic design, and shopping! I absolutely love social media and the power of how it connects people all over the world. You can usually find me easily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ever Darkening by Janeal Falor Cover reveal + GIVEAWAY

Ever Darkening
Release Date: 01/28/15

Summary from Goodreads:
Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil. It's what seventeen-year-old Kaylyn has trained her entire life to achieve. But no one is prepared for the consequences of her actually defeating all evil people on the planet. Finally successful in her mission, Kaylyn faces an unfamiliar world, full of good people doing good things, in which she no longer has purpose.

When the skies grow dark, and a stranger from another village pleads for her help, her instincts roar to life. It turns out their perfect world isn't exactly what it seems. Kaylyn's new quest, harder than any she's been on before, will rip apart her friendships, her life, and her soul more than any evil man ever managed to.

About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Is fanfiction literature? (Discussion)

That's right, today I am going to share with you what I think about fanfiction.

I hadn't really read much fanfiction before around 2 months. Frankly, it's not what I typically read but something I just do from time to time. It started with some Divergent fanfiction and I had never imagined there were so many people invested in developing stories for their favourite characters. These stories sometimes feel as if they should have been part of the book. In fact, this is what the point of this genre, if I can call it like that, is.

I get it when people say fanfiction is not real literature because it's someone else's idea. They have a point but are not 100% correct. Yes, ideas might be taken from another place but it is the way the story is developed that matters. As a matter of fact, many fanfictions have surpassed their origin story. And maybe the problem comes from here. Every now and then some aspiring authors actually develop  the story in a much better way than the original one. But this act can also hurt the person who wrote the thing first.

This might somewhat hypocritical, but I son't agree fanfiction should be classified as original work. When publishers accept a manuscript like that they should publish it in fanfiction and say what it is based off. The original author needs to have some sort of credit for the story.

In short, I agree fanfiction is literature but has to be what it is - fanfiction. If publishing houses are to publish more and more of those, they need to promote them as ones, not as original stories.

So what do you guys think? Do you agree fanfiction is literature? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below and I look forward to reading your opinions.

Monday, December 1, 2014


'Branded' is Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki's dark, dystopian novel which is, at least for me, one of the best books of the year.

The first book in the 'Sinners' series which take place around the branded with lust Lexi Hamilton.


Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. 


To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home. 


At first I did not know what to expect of this novel. I knew  it was some sort of a dystopian but nothing more than that.  I was genuinely surprised by how good this books is. It has all the qualities of a gripping read. 

The story grabs you from the first page and really takes you on this adventure in the Hole. It shows this dark and depressing world where people get branded according to their sin. The plot is very captivating and  well thought-out. There is a stong, emotional impact at certain point that made me feel uncomfortable reading it on the train due to some sort of rushing feelings. I did sense some revolution, propaganda and war  themes. Also what I liked is the fact the story isn't based off  the romance. It is well-done and is unobtrusive.
You can really relate to the main characters, specifically, Lexi. She is also the most developed one. She starts with being this weak personage who then becomes this strong, young woman willing to fight. I really enjoyed that change.

The writing style is unique and seamless. The two authors have blended without any problems, whatsoever. They are descriptive and have created this not so exuberant world. They have done their job.

'Branded' is an appealing and exhilarating red which will make you feel unsure of what is going and will keep you on the edge of your seat and just when things can't get more intense you fall of the chair. The writers have done a terrific job at explaining the plot and in small, but needed details.

Did you like the book? Are you excited for the next one? Makes ure to let me know in the comments down below. 

The second book in the series - 'Hunted' comes out in the summer of 2015.
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5 out of 5 stars