Friday, March 22, 2013

The Mistaken Tour: Showcase

Hey guys, welcome to my stop on The Mistaken Tour organized by the lovely gals over at Partners in Crime Tours.


Tyler Karras is an honest man, a transplanted Brit living the American dream, but his charmed life takes an unexpected turn when his brother, Nick, is coerced into joining ranks with San Francisco’s Russian mafia. Ty intervenes to secure Nick’s freedom, yet only succeeds in incurring their wrath. With no choice but to accept Nick’s new life, Ty returns to his own, but his dreams are dashed when his wife—pregnant with their first child—is killed, the victim of a reckless crime.

Despondent and bitter, Ty macerates his grief in alcohol. From the depths of the bottle screams a voice, howling for vengeance. His target is a stranger, the woman who drew his wife toward her death. He doesn’t know her, but he’ll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay, for a deal has been struck with Nick’s Russian associates, enslaving her into a life of bondage. But as Ty moves forward in a cloud of alcohol, he mistakes the wrong woman for his intended victim and now all his plans have gone straight to hell.

With his eyes made clear by the stark reality of his mistake, Ty is driven, compelled by remorse and a relentless sense of guilt to make amends and protect Hannah Maguire, the innocent woman whose life he has derailed. He vows to keep her safe and out of the Russians’ hands, but they’re holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and turn over the girl. Once again, he must fight to free his brother, miring all three lives in further jeopardy. But Ty can’t do it all: Save the girl, his brother and his own soul. One of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

You can purchase 'The Mistaken' at the following websites:

About the Author:

Nancy Thompson makes her fiction debut with The Mistaken. She is an interior designer and California transplant, currently living with her husband near Seattle, WA.

You can find Nancy at the following sites:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cover Reveal: Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder

Hi All!  Welcome to the cover reveal event for 'Catalyst' by Jennifer Snyder organized by Atomr Tours.

Title: Catalyst
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Expected release date: May 1, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Mae I Design

Book Description:
Sometimes who we really are lies buried just beneath the surface…
After learning she’s inherited a house in the beachside town of Soul Harbor, Georgia, Addison 
Harmon and her best friend decided to take a much needed vacation before the pressures of life 
after high school suffocate them too heavily. 
But what Addison finds isn’t a chance to recoup from a bad break up and hang out with her best 
friend while she decides what she wants to do with her future. What she finds is Kace Sullivan—a sexy guy she can’t seem to get enough of—someone who with one touch reveals a seductive 
world full of magick and secrets Addison isn’t sure she’s ready to be a part of.

Are you ready to see the cover??

Absolutely gorgeous, isn't it?  I love the color!

If 'Catalyst' looks and/or sounds good to you please consider adding it to your Goodreads shelf.

About the Author:
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult 
fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with 
an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her 
husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and 
tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage targeted TV shows.

You can find Jennifer at the following links:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Guest Review: RX- A Tale of Electronegativity by Robert Brockway

Time again for another guest review from Jason of Invasive Species Radio and Dead Manz Kassette.  I'd like to take a minute to thank Jason for taking time out of his busy schedule to write this review.  He has been working hard on several music projects and if you'd like to learn more about them, click on the above links!

Ok, remember the fuss when the internet and the music world collided? New tech emerged, old formats fell by the wayside and we found new ways of doing things. Now just imagine the changes in the world that would erupt when the sciences of pharmacology and nanotechnology shacked up together and had some naughty fun.

This is the world of RX: A Tale of Electronegativity by Robert Brockway. Or more specifically, this is the intricately detailed vertical future city sprawl of Four Corners. A cyberpunk noir totem pole with the downtrodden cramped on the bottom below sea level, and the mind numbingly wealthy and powerful in glass cathedrals hanging high above the clouds.

This is also the world of Red, a small-time supplier of custom formulas of a gas called “Presence”, which gives the illusion of being in another time or place. One of his clients is Byron, a rich kid who is addicted to reliving the history of the 18th Century poet that shares his name. Another client is foul-mouthed “Factory Girl” QC, who Red helps occasionally with some gray market nanotech she uses in her work. Which is helping prepare and clean up after mass-hallucination Presence based anachronistic grudge matches like Abraham Lincoln vs. a Triceratops.

So when Byron and QC run into each other while looking for Red at his apartment around the same time that some heavily trained and equipped badasses go looking for Red at his apartment, they decide to try and find him and figure out what's going on. Good thing too, as Red wound up in the wrong lift, at the very bottom sub-level of Four corners, with a drug hangover, a circulatory system full of copy-written beta-test formulas, and absolutely no pants.

Brockway shoehorns a ton of detail about the environment he's created. From the clans in the tightly packed sub-levels, to the detailed effects of Presence trips, there are plenty of ideas for multiple novels weaved throughout the book. I only wish he spent as much time on the character development and dramatic pacing. The story bounces between Red's journey, and the journey of QC & Byron, when suddenly about three-fourths of the way in the perspective changes to characters that were never really part of the narrative at all. Took me a bit to realize it was the intruders at Red's place in the beginning of the novel, but dropping their narrative that late in the novel was jarring to say the least. As far as character development, there wasn't any. Byron was the useless rich kid junkie, and QC was a hard ass chick with a creative Tourettes streak. (The term f*cksquad, I actually want to catch on). And stayed that way until the end. Which it just kind of ended abruptly, without any satisfying conclusion. Red stumbled upon a MAJOR development in Presence tripping technology, and yet did NOTHING with it.

RX: A Tale of Electronegativity is an amazing feat of sci-fi world building, and I know there are some amazing stories happening in the sprawl of Four Corners, but sadly, not in this novel. Having innovative ideas is a great thing for a sci-fi novel. But so is a compelling story.

Jason's Rating: 2 and 1/2 nanotech eating pigs outta five.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Giveaway: Pandora's Key

Hey guys, I haven't hosted a giveaway in quite some time and I'm WAY overdue.  It's perfect timing to help welcome my new followers here on the blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Nancy Richardson Fischer has graciously offered up FIVE e-copies of the first book in her Key Trilogy, 'Pandora's Key'.  Even if you don't have an e-reader, I know that Amazon has a free kindle app for your computer!

Here is what you need to know:

  • Winners will be contacted by email and they will have 48 hours to respond.  If I do not receive a response, a new winner will be chosen.
  • You must be 13 years old to enter
  • Prizes will be sent directly from author, so she will be provided with your contact information.
  • If you choose to enter the giveaway via any option other than "free entry" and you fail to complete the option task, that entry will be disqualified.

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Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!