Friday, October 24, 2014

The Gateway Trilogy Book Blitz

Release Date: 06/2014

Summary from Goodreads:
Ember has always known she doesn’t belong in this world. But when she tries to correct the mistake, she wakes to find herself in a mental institution.

She’s soon drawn to Taren, the mysterious boy with hazel eyes. He’s not what he seems, but what is he?

When chaos erupts, they are forced to flee the institution together, and the secret that Taren has been keeping brings Ember closer to understanding her own. And leads her to… the Gateway.

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Amazon (on sale for $.99)

Release Date: August 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

**Description Contains Book 1 Spoilers** 

Two months have passed since Ember Lyons nearly died killing the powerful Root Demon threatening the Los Angeles Gateway. Physically healed, images of the day still haunt her and she can no longer access the power she once wielded. She can't talk about it with anyone at The Institute--not even her handsome, demon-hunting boyfriend, Taren. Besides there are bigger things to worry about: Gateways around the world are weakening, Keepers' Marks are fading, escaped lesser demons are populating Los Angeles, and it looks like the Root Demon wasn't alone.

When the Institute sends Ember and a team to Europe, she hopes to find answers and security on the journey, but another attempt on her life reminds her she's never really safe.

Then she's thrust together with the mysterious Alexander. Ember can't be sure if this charismatic man is her most formidable enemy or greatest ally. Either way, she needs him, because he's the only one who can bring her to... the Chasm.

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Amazon (on sale for $2.99)

Tether (The Gateway Trilogy Book 3)
Release Date: 09/23/14

Summary from Goodreads:
**Description Contains Book 2 Spoilers**

Ember was only trying to keep a promise when she jumped into the demon world. But instead of saving Cole and his people, she found herself just as trapped as they are. She lives and learns with the Daemon survivors while the demon threat grows every day.

Meanwhile Taren struggles with his guilt for not stopping Ember. He’s desperate to know she’s alive, but there's been no sign of her except in his own vivid dreams.

As they struggle to reconnect, the Gateways around the world weaken, and the demons begin to amass for war. The end is near and Ember must face her fears if she has any hope of saving the world – or herself.

With everything falling apart, her only hope is to find...her Tether.

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Expert From Book One:

“Did she hurt you?" Taren asked. "Your head hit the tile pretty hard.” That explained the spinning, and the pain that was starting to seep through the cracks of my shock.

I reached up to touch the back of my head. 

“Ow! Yeah, I guess she got me pretty good. What was that about, anyway?  What's her problem with me?”

Before he could answer, one of the nurses approached. “We'll get you checked out now, dear.”

“I was just going to get her some ice,” Taren said, his hand on the small of my back, steering me away from the nurse.

“Don't be silly,” the nurse said. “She could have a concussion. We need to take her to the E.R.” 

While she went to confer with an orderly, I stifled a laugh. I had been wanting to get out of there. Maybe if my mother knew I was just as likely to lose my life inside the mental hospital as out, she'd spring me that much sooner.

“Wait.” Taren leaned close, his breath in my ear. My pulse went back to racing. “Do you have any…birthmarks?” 

His question was so bizarre that I was heedless of the pain and snapped my head to face him.


His eyes were only inches away, boring into mine. He grabbed my wrist and pushed up the sleeve of my hoodie, searching. I tried to pull away, but his grip was too strong.

“Do you?” he asked again, checking the other arm.

“N-no,” I stammered. 

Intensity didn't usually unnerve me, but at that moment, his definitely did. 

“Taren, enough!” the nurse said, hurrying back to us. “What on earth are you doing?”

She pried his hands from my arm, causing Taren to come back to himself. 

“Nothing, sorry.” He dropped his gaze. “Sorry, I hope you feel better.” 

He turned abruptly and strode away.

About the Author
Christina Garner began writing stories at the age of six. Her first–about a young girl who busted up a nefarious ring of furniture thieves–was a huge hit with her mother. At eighteen, her aspirations as an actor had her loading up her Buick and setting off for Hollywood. Since then, she has written and directed 10 short films, including Rewind and Reminder, both of which received acclaim on the festival circuit. In 2006, she began writing screenplays. A year later, she even got paid for one. In May of 2011, her debut novel, Gateway, became an Amazon Bestseller. Chasm, Book 2 in The Gateway Trilogy, did the same.

When she’s not writing novels, Christina spends her time working in the movie business, traveling, watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and playing with her dog, Griffin.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Black Ice

Black ice

By: Becca Fitzpatrick
Rating: 5 Wine Glasses

Let me first start off by saying that Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick was one of the first books to make me absolutely adore and love reading. So when I found of that she was writing another book, I screamed, and danced, and all that happy stuff.

Now if you've read her book you know that she can write one killer prologue, and you are instantly hooked. This book started just the way she likes it, and I think she enjoys torturing us with this prologue personally because I was scared out of my freaking mind, it was just that well written. Sure the creepy factor was at a high, but hello I NEEDED ANSWERS TO ALL THIS MADNESS!!

You dive right in after that, head freaking first because honestly the only thing that matters once you pick up this book is finishing it. It's just that good. The plot was absolutely chilling (pun totally intended).

I've always loved Beccas ability to create characters, and this MC, Britt, was perfectly imperfect. I loved seeing everything from her point of view, and watching her grow in those long four days in the mountains. She was a daddy's girl in the beginning, and was pretty dependent.  So watching her gain independence was just so satisfying. Britt defiantly had flaws, and she kinda struggled with some things, but she kept a pretty straight head while in the mountains. Her ability to maintain control is something I wish I could harbor, you know if I'm ever kidnapped and had my abilities tested in the mountains. Now let's talk about that hottie MASON, my gosh Becca you just kill me with your men. UGH. I seriously can't stand reality, mason my gosh. You have to understand this guy is just such a tortured soul, and we women love our tortured souls.

He was just a perfect love interest, and I totally didn't blame Britt for falling in love with her capture one bit, nope, not one tiny bit. Sure, in the beginning of the book I was screaming about how much I love/hate him, because he just so confusing. I could not figure him out and I really just wanted to know all his secrets. And I'm telling you this now: YOU DO WANT TO KNOW HIS SECRETS, VERY BADLY.  He had that perfect level of mystery coming off him, and you couldn't help but be interested. Unlike mason, is this annoying chick named Korbie, who also happened to be Britts BFFL. My gosh, I COULD NOT STAND HER. I was just waiting for someone to gag her, especially when they were kidnapped. I was actually looking forward to them gagging her. (Of course it never happened, *sigh*). The only reason I was okay with Korbies existence at all was because I'm pretty positive, like 98% that Becca wanted you to hate her guts. Well, Becca I congratulate you because I hate this girl more than the SATS. She was the most whinny, selfish, naive child of life. Now her brother Calvin, well I'm going to be vague, but I'll leave it at this: He needs to step on Legos, lots of them.

The plot for this book was just remarkable, and she really did a fabulous job of making it perfectly intricate. I was caught up on so many things. It's like one big jumbled puzzle and all you can think about is solving it. And trust me you will, because you will not be able to put this book down.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hey guys!! Today I’m doing a Cover Reveal for Gears of Brass! And Boy, this Cover is absolutely stunning. Gotta love the steampunkyness. Check it out, and sign up for the giveaway!

Gear up for GEARS OF BRASS! 



A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.  


Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.  


Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path. 

GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills.  It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014.  Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets. 

Meet the authors:

Jordan Elizabeth writes young adult fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW which was published in October and the upcoming TREASURE DARKLY; she’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.

J. Million is the author of Last of the Giants and can always be found reading or writing.

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.

SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children. 

Grant Eagar is an Engineer who would take the tales he told his children at bed time, and transform them into fantasy stories. 

Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.

Eliza Tilton: gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate; author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

Heather Talty's stories have been featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (

W.K. Pomeroy is a third generation writer who has published more than 70 short stories/articles/poems across many genres and styles, which now includes Steampunk.

Christine Baker is the author of Lana's End, The Guild of Dagda, and many more. 

Natalia Darcy: a bookilicious reader, tea drinker and Zumba aficionado who enjoys playing cards against humanity and washing her hair with ice cold water. 

You can get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS is released in November.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of GEARS OF BRASS, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper (a Rafflecopter giveaway ) to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 27th.