Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Blood Pledge The Dantonville Lagacy by Tima Maria ...

Nook Books and More Blog: Blood Pledge The Dantonville Lagacy by Tima Maria ...:                                            Synopsis Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted. Having undergone ...

Blood Pledge The Dantonville Lagacy by Tima Maria Lacoba

                                           

Synopsis



Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted. Having undergone the Ritual and induction into the vampire community, Laura— the prophesised Child of Light and Darkness and last of the Ingenii—takes her place as Alec’s consort and First Lady of the Brethren. But resentment and anger grow at Alec’s privileged position as daywalker.
Among a powerful few, alliances are made and conspiracies formed, threatening a war that could destroy them all and endanger every human on Earth—creatures who would do anything to prevent the curse from ending. Now Alec and Laura must invoke the Pledge, an ancient ceremony that enforces Brethren loyalty to the Principate.
When Laura’s ex-boyfriend, Detective Inspector Matt Sommers, turns up with a threat that could expose Alec, the battle for their world and their lives begins.
                                        


My Review




Bloodpledge is the second book in the Datonville Lagacy. Tensions are definitely running high in the vampire community. Being one the brink of war, boundaries between each other must be established. Trust and allegiances are tested. Tima again is again very detailed in her story line and allows the reader to stay focused on details. It plays out smoothly allowing the plot to thickings which leaves you on the edge of your seat at times begging for more. I definitely can't wait til the next book!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with A M Hudson Author of Dark Secrets S...

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with A M Hudson Author of Dark Secrets S...:                                           Bio AM Hudson is a music loving, book crazy, ultra passionate writer from Australia. ...

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with A M Hudson Author of Dark Secrets S...

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with A M Hudson Author of Dark Secrets S...:                                           Bio AM Hudson is a music loving, book crazy, ultra passionate writer from Australia. ...

Interview with A M Hudson Author of Dark Secrets Series









                                          Bio


AM Hudson is a music loving, book crazy, ultra passionate writer from Australia.

She's down-to-earth and as normal as a crazy person can be. A young girl at heart,

she enjoys alternative music, lives to enjoy life, torture people in her novels and then

write happy endings that are never forgotten.

Add her as a friend on Facebook at AM Hudson Author then join her and other fans

for some crazy conversations at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dark-Secrets-Series


                                     Interview

1. When did you first start writing?



A: I’ve been writing all my life; from short stories

I’d ‘sell’ to my sisters, right up tomy first really terrible novel at 14. But the Dark

Secrets series was my first really serious try,which has roughly been years ago

maybe more.

2. What inspired you to write?








A: Music. I hear stories in all kinds of music and love to sit quietly and imagine what

the story might be.

3. Who are some of your biggest influences?

A: That’s a tough one, because there aren’t really any literary ones these days. I’d say

my influences are mostly musicians and filmmakers now. Peter Jackson, Muse,Thirty

seconds to Mars and Birds of Tokyo, to name a few.

4. Is there a special place you go

and a certain mind frame you like to be in before you write? 

A: I have 4 kids. I write when they’re not hanging off my leg.


5. What's the most exciting thing that happened to you during your writing career?








A: I could say hitting number one several times on Amazon, but I like to think my

most exiting thing is yet to happen.

6. How do you come up with all the characters and different exciting plots?


A: I imagine or dream about a character then start writing the story and the rest just

falls into place, as if I have an ‘invisible friend’ writing along with me, or as if the

story happened somewhere else and I’m just telling it.


7. What authors have inspired you through your writing and how did they inspire you?

A: Stephen King inspires me toss out excuses as to why I can’t write and also to write

boldly.

8. Do you have advice for any writer who's struggling right now?


A: Nothing to it but to do it. The only guarantee you have with writing is that

persistence pays and quitting leads to ultimate failure. You will begin as a terrible

writer, as we all do, and you will get better. But only by actually writing.







9. What's the silliest thing that you have ever experienced in your writing career?


A: One star reviews. Ha ha ha.

10. Could you share something extra that you would like your viewers to know about you are your writing?


A: I’m a chocoholic. I suck the candy off M & Ms, three at a time, then eat the

chocolate, while I write. I’m also a huge Reign, TVD and Outlander fan.


Extra things your fans would like to know


Your favorite song?   Exogenisis Symphony by Muse


Your favorite food? Cadbury chocolate. And Mexican food. But it has to be authentic.


Your favorite movie? Moulin Rouge


I have really gotten to know Angie and she is is one of the the most down to to earth


person I know and very kind hearted. I absolutely love her books. I would read


anything she writes. She is so talented her words seem to bleed off the page into you


heart lingering in your mind but never leaving your soul. It imprints as Jacob did on


Renesseme!


If you want to follow her on facebook I have provided a link up above and you can


one click her new book here on my blog as well. Go to amazon this site and give her a


like please. I would like to that A M Hudson for letting me do this interview during


her busy time because I know how hard it could be with writing and kids. Kudus to


you Angie.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with Author Michele Hauf

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview with Author Michele Hauf:                                                 Michele Hauf                                                                          ...

Interview with Author Michele Hauf




                                                Michele Hauf                            


                                                                           


                                                                           

Michele has been writing romance, fantasy, action/adventure and paranormal stories for a couple decades and enjoys reading the same. It never fails that when she's working on a project set in the icy months of winter, that it's actually humid and hot outside, and vice versa.

                                       

                                                  Interview


                                                                       





1. When did you first start writing?

Early 1990s, right after having my son (who is 24 now).


2. What inspired you to write?

I’ve never been one of those people that knew she wanted to write, but instead have always had stories in my head. Wild, elaborate stories that I would think about for days, weeks on end. I decided to try my hand at writing one down one day, and I haven’t stopped since.


3. Who are some of your biggest influences?

Well, about halfway through writing my first book (a vampire story called Dark Rapture) I discovered Anne Rice’s Vampire Lestat. So she has influenced my writing quite a bit.


4. Is there a special place you go and a certain mind frame you like to be in before you write?


I have an office, a few steps away from my bedroom, so the commute is pretty good. ;-) I can’t write with noise or music. I do love to have the windows open in the summer and have the birds chirping. And no certain frame of mind, though admittedly, writing the sexier scenes does require one to be in a certain frame of mind. ;-)

                                                                     

5. What's the most exciting thing that happened to you during your writing career?

I think it’s pretty hard to top that first sale. It was the first book I’d written and the publisher called about six months after I’d sent it out. I remember that day well. For some odd reason, my hubby was home from work early, and he was upstairs in the shower when I got the call. I had to tell him and couldn’t wait, so I ran into the shower to tell him. Yep, that was an interesting day.

                                                                         

6. How do you come up with all the characters and different exciting plots?


They just seem to spawn in my imagination. These weird families of vampires and werewolves and faeries and witches. I’m very visually inspired, so I can see a picture (like on Pinterest!) and want to know who or what that person is, and I can pretty much immediately decide that about them. Sometimes, those inspirations lead to stories.


8. Do you have advice for any writer who's struggling right now?


Just write. Write every day. And then write some more.


9. What's the silliest thing that you have ever experienced in your writing career?


Bad reviews that clearly show the reviewer has not even cracked open the book to read the contents. Some people have too much time on their hands!


10. Could you share something extra that you would like your viewers to know about you are your writing?


I love my readers and am so pleased when they email me to let me know they enjoyed a certain book. If just one person likes a story, then my work is done. I’m a happy camper. Because sometimes I think I write weird stuff, and no one is possibly going to like it. Ha! Writers are very insecure. On the other hand. I take great pride in the stories I put out there. There is a little bit of me in each and every story!


Michele is one of the most talented authors I know. She writes so fluently that it flows from your thoughts, inbeds in your heart,  but lingers in your soul. It stays with you for a long time and in hope that each series will keep repeating itself.  If you want to go check out her books look on her website for a list of them. They are a ride you will not want to miss!

                                                                           
                 
                                                       

Michelehauf.com


Monday, September 8, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview of Max Cummings

Nook Books and More Blog: Interview of Max Cummings:                                       Max Cummings                                                 Bio                            ...

Interview of Max Cummings


                                      Max Cummings


                                                Bio

                                                                          




I'm a simple man with a complex mind and a penchant for new, unusual and exciting experiences. I have a well-earned sense of humor and it shows in my writing, so if you're not in need of a few laughs mixed with your hot reads... I make no apologies for my style of writing, and I follow no one's lead. If you're looking for cookie cutter rainbows and unicorns romance novels, you came to the wrong place. My characters are real like you and me, flawed, genuine, and wanting for true love like the rest of us. Sometimes they have to take a journey to get there and discover it, but don't we all? Follow interesting people on their journeys, adventures and misadventures as they seek their ultimate mate in a variety of vignettes and novellas guaranteed to pull you into the stories and make you feel what they feel. Many of my tales are based on actual events and very real people and places, so come along for the ride, and buckle your seatbelts folks...it might get a little bumpy on this rollercoaster!




                                                                           

                                         Interview




1. When did you first start writing?


I kept a travel journal on my trip to visit my dad for the summer in Germany when I was 9.

2. What inspired you to write?


Friends inspired me to write and publish

3. Who are some of your biggest influences?

Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne and Ernest Hemmingway and Robert Frost.


                                                                   





4. Is there a special place you go and a certain mind frame you like to be in before you write?

I mostly write in bed...can't beat memory foam for comfort! I keep a notepad on me most of the time when I'm not writing...ideas come to me all the time. If I don't write them down, poof, they're gone. No particular mind frame needed to write...never suffered from writer's block.


5. What's the most exciting thing that happened to you during your writing career?


Most exciting? Publishing the first book, and good reviews from established authors.



                                                                        

6. How do you come up with all the characters and different exciting plots?


From my own life experiences, friends' experiences or random creative concepts.


7. What authors have inspired you through your writing and how did they inspire you?

I'm inspired by the human condition in all its forms, not other writers.


8. Do you have advice for any writer who's struggling right now?


Who am I to give advice? I'm just the new guy on the block.


9. What's the silliest thing that you have ever experienced in your writing career?


Silliest thing? Prima donna authors and the over-competitive mentality. The destroy if you can't create mentality. The crabs in a bucket mentality. The pathetic little spy games and fake accounts are ridiculous. Grown people acting a fool over stupid miniscule things on facebook. People who leave a 2-star rating with no review. Try combat on for size...everything else is so incredibly petty compared to surviving a REAL war and losing friends.

10. Could you share something extra that you would like your viewers to know about you are your writing?

I don't write rainbows, unicorns and happily ever after. I write about 'flawed' characters (realistic people in real life circumstances), unusual but plausible situations, stories made more interesting with twists and turns life throws at them and a dose of humor for good measure. I'm unconventional, I write in my own style, and I deliver intelligent reads for outside the box minds to enjoy and be moved by.


Extra things your fans would like to know


Your favorite song?

IMAGINE by John Lennon

Your favorite food?

Prime rib or a thick ribeye

Your favorite movie?

The Saints


Go check him out on facebook at


                                                                      





Nook Books and More Blog: Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba

Nook Books and More Blog: Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba:                                                                                 Bloodgifted                                     ...

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba


                                        

                                       Bloodgifted



                                          Synopsis




What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning…
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance.
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse.
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.
In 2010, Bloodgifted came runner-up in the Atlas Award for fiction, and 2012 was listed among the top ten finalists (missed out by two points to be included in the final six)in the Choclit competition.

                                           Review



I can actually say that this book did not disappoint!  The book emerges into a love triangle where two different world collide. I also like the story line how it explains the story from different perspectives. That gives you a better handle on the story as a whole in my opinion. The character Laura is easy to relate to which makes the story flow smoothly. There are twist and turns through out the entire story you do not expect this makes it much more exciting. The overall story is complex, detailed, but seems to flow with many genres that allows it to function more realistically. Definitely has lots of humor with basically all stories need a little of. I was captivated from the start. Kudos to Tima!

If you want to check out my review on goodreads look for the goodreads link below. If you enjoyed the review scroll down to my amazon link and buy it today. You want be disappointed!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Request for review, blitz, tours, promos and more

Nook Books and More Blog: Request for review, blitz, tours, promos and more: Authors can now fill out the request form in order to request a review, tour, blitz, promos or any other request b going to the request fo...

Request for review, blitz, tours, promos and more

Authors can now fill out the request form in order to request a review, tour, blitz,

promos or any other request b going to the request form and filling it out. For those

with reviews that I accept they must send cover and synopsis of each book along with

the epub

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nook Books and More Blog: Wolf Sirens 4 Dusk in the Shade : The Wolf Rises...

Nook Books and More Blog: Wolf Sirens 4 Dusk in the Shade : The Wolf Rises...:                                            Synopsis        There is no escape from fate... Dark clouds gather as the legend contin...

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Wolf Sirens 4 Dusk in the Shade : The Wolf Rises at Sunset by Tina Smith




                                           Synopsis       

There is no escape from fate... Dark clouds gather as the legend continues.  In the town where secrets lie and natural justice rules. The sirens have fallen-captured and defeated. The fate of hunters is in the hands of the wolves. In the grip of the largest full moon in centuries the stakes climb higher.

Aided by Thwarted enemy, Apollo unleashes a long waited plan to defeat Artemis once and for all wolf venom spreads across the valley like a catostrophic virus. Those that Lila loves most must choose to take cover or go onthe defense as the battle for supremacy reaches new heights.

Bonds are tested as devastation and mistrust escalates to breaking point. The tumultous relationship between wolves and hunters reaches a bloody climax. What will the huntress uncover and who will be lost in the crossfire? Lila combats a new breed of preditor in a war that will ultimately decide the fate of the Shade.

                                             Review

This series seems to be better with each book. Its packed full of action and adventures that have blown everything out of the water. The characters seem realistic because you seem to be able to relate to to them fairly easy. This allows the reader to connect on a more personal level. 

There are a lot of twist and turns that are unexpected.  The reader experiences the thrill of every emotion imaginable. I enjoyed the darkness of the book because it seems to just pull you in. In my opinion dark books make a more interesting read because they have you on the edge of the seat the entire time. I would recommend this book.