Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NetGalley Review: No Witness But the Moon by Suzanne Chazin

28814311Title: No Witness But The Moon
Author: Suzanne Chazin
Published: Oct. 25, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery, Murder
Review: Ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

In this powerful novel from award-winning author Suzanne Chazin, a tense stand-off between a Hispanic police officer and an undocumented immigrant leads to the shooting death of one, the shattered life of the other, and the shocking connection between them. . .
On a clear, moonlit night in December, police detective Jimmy Vega races to the scene of a reported home invasion in an upscale New York community. As Vega arrives, he spots a Hispanic man who fits the description of the armed intruder, running from the victim’s estate. Vega chases him into the woods. When the suspect refuses to surrender—and reaches into his pocket—Vega has only seconds to make a life-or-death decision.
What begins as a tragic mistake takes an even darker turn when Vega uncovers disturbing links between the dead man and his own mother’s brutal, unsolved murder. Vega’s need for answers propels him back to his old Bronx neighborhood, where he is viewed as a disgraced cop, not a homegrown hero. It also puts him at odds with his girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, head of a local immigrant center, who must weigh her own doubts about his behavior.

When a shocking piece of evidence surfaces, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want Vega to put all the pieces together—and is willing to do whatever it takes to bury the truth. Only by risking everything will Vega be able to find justice, redemption, and the most elusive goal of all: the ability to forgive himself.

Book Blitz: The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes

Book Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes
Edited By: Isis Sousa, Clare Diston, Celine Frohn
Quotes By: Oscar Wilde (from the Gothic Classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Illustrated By: Isis Sousa
Genre: Art Book, Coffee-Table Book, Gothic
Publisher: Tragic Books, with license from CMG Worldwide
Release Date: 24th October 2016
Editions: Limited Edition of 150 Paperback + 150 Copies Hardcover!

“…The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.” - Oscar Wilde
This book is the physical translation of that very philosophical thought.
We invite you to admire the beauty, strength and disturbing nature of Oscar Wilde’s written art in his Gothic masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray.
You can feed your soul’s vanity and hunger for alluring words and images with this delightful selection of over sixty quotes and twenty fine nude paintings.
A necessity: such is The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes, a little obscure treasure for art and book collectors alike.

For Sale EXCLUSIVELY at Tragic Books Website
Limited and Exclusive Editions! 150 Paperbacks + 150 Hardcovers! Purchases are Numbered!
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

#Pbwkendread: Raven Part 1 by Suzy Turner

So my weekend read is Raven by Suzy Turner. I won this book a few years back and so far it seems to be good. It seems to be something between a mystery and the paranormal but I am only to chapter 7 so I am not truly sure but that is just my feel on it. 

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets... Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly. After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is. Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again. Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Spotlight: An Elegant Theory by Noah Milligan

28449991Title: An Elegant Theory
Author: Noah Milligan
Date to be Published: Nov. 1, 2016
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Amazon 

Coulter Zahn sees reality differently than others. Much like light can theoretically be in all places at once, Coulter sees multiple versions of his life. A promising PhD candidate at MIT, he and his young wife are nervously expecting their first child. When his dissertation comes under intense criticism, his estranged mother returns, and Sara tells him she's leaving him, Coulter’s already delicate mental state becomes further fragmented.
One evening, with his life and mental health unraveling, Coulter loses control, irreparably changing the course of the lives around him. But the very next morning, he catches a break in his research, discovering the true shape of the universe. Influenced by those around him and his own untrustworthy psyche, Coulter must decide whether to face the consequences of his actions or finish his research, perhaps making the greatest contribution to science since Einstein’s theory of relativity.

An existential psychological thriller, An Elegant Theory explores how the construction of memory and consciousness can shape motive, guilt, and identity through the lens of a modern-day mad-scientist motif.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review: Contagious Chaos (The Contagium Series Book 3) Emily Goodwin

23269928Title: Contagious Chaos (The Contagium Series Book 3)
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press
Pages: 364
Genre: New Adult, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk

Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world.

When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where they discover a new kind of enemy.

What foe could be more frightening than zombies? A fortress for the criminally insane--unhinged survivors who will stop at nothing to take Orissa and her friends down for good,

In order serve and protect their compound, will the gang have to abandon their own moral code and engage in a war against the uninfected? How far is Orissa willing to go?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Beta/ ARC We're All Mad by N.A. Wetzel

We're All Mad (Otherworldly Propheices Book 3) by [Wetzel, N.A.]Title: We're All Mad
Author: N.A. Wetzel
Published: Oct. 13, 2016
Publisher: Pen Dragon Publishing
Pages: 427
Review: ARC provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

You would think a shift shaman could catch a break and that a house full of demons could find a moments peace. Nope, not this group of messed up friends.

Convel finds himself staring at more issues than he knows how to handle. Six months ago, Convel walked away from Natasha after making a love confession, he went on to be responsible and became a guardian for his clan. There should be smooth sailing in his life now, in all their lives, right?

Wrong. . .

The Shift Shaman’s have been outed and are trying to merge into society, Convel is now the known as the Prince of Broken Hearts, Natasha’s been thrown into a holding cell at Militar, Lyth is searching for the source of Convel’s recent issues, and, at the peak of all this chaos, a low grade witch coven is causing life threatening issues for Convel and everyone he cares about.

To make matters worse, Convel’s personal escort to this train wreck that he now calls his life is The Blue Eyed Nightingale herself, Ashley.

If being madder than the Mad Hatter himself wasn’t a big enough issue, it seems that a prophecy is unfolding and Convel and the others are smack-dab-in-the-middle of the whole thing.

Review: Deathly Contagious (The Contagium #2) by Emily Goodwin

13637290Title: Contagious (The Contagium #2)
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: June 2012
Pages: 423
Genre: YA, zombies
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

Deathly Contagious: Book Two in the Contagium Trilogy
After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, things are finally looking up for Orissa Penwell. But her chance at happiness is shattered when someone she cares about is shot. Hell bent on revenge, Orissa will do whatever it takes to seek vengeance and get even.
Things quickly go from bad to worse and she finds herself lost and abandoned—and forced to face the zombie plagued world on her own. When lies, secrets, and desperation are added to the already harrowing world, Orissa discovers that zombies aren’t the only things to worry about.
What—or who—will justice cost her? And just how far will Orissa go to avenge someone she loves?
*The Contagium Series is now published through Permuted Press and will be re-released spring 2014*