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Book Spotlight: Am I Going to Be Okay by Debra Whittam

Title: Am I Going To Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief
Author: Debra Whittam
Publisher: Turning Point International
Pages: 253
Genre: Memoir/Women’s Psychology/Applied Psychology
Am I Going To Be Okay? is an American story with a universal message. Ms. Whittam traces her history in the form of stories about her all too human, and sometimes unhinged family; she throws a rope to the little girl living there, and in adulthood, is able to pull her out to safety, bit by bit. Her history is peopled with folks from a different time, a time before therapy was acceptable, 12 steps unimaginable and harsh words, backhands and even harsher silences can be spun to appear almost normal. She writes of a mother who would not or could not initiate love nor give it without condition, and a father, damn near heroic at times, abusive at others, a survivor with his head down and his sleeves rolled up. Ms. Whittam approaches her past with the clear-eyed tough but sensitiv…

Spotlight Tour: The Second Death by T. Frohock

Title: The Second Death  Author: T. Frohock  Release Date: March 29, 2016  Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse  Genre: Historical Fantasy  Format: Ebook

Save the world, or save his family… For Diago Alvarez, that’s the choice before him. For unless he wants to see his son Rafael die, he must do the unthinkable: Help the Nazis receive the plans to the ultimate weapon. And while Diago grows more comfortable not only with his heritage, but also with his place among Guillermo’s Los Nefilim, he is still unsure if he truly belongs amongst them. In a frantic race to save the future of humanity, Diago is forced to rely on his daimonic nature to deceive an angel. In doing so, he discovers the birth of a modern god—one that will bring about a new world order from which no one can escape. The Second Death is the final chapter in T. Frohock’s haunting and lyrical Los Nefilim trilogy, which bestselling author Mark Lawrence has called “a joy to read.”

T. Frohock has turned her love of dark fantasy an…

#PBwkendread Review: IT by Stephen King

Title: IT Author: Stephen King Published: Sept. 15, 1986 Published: Viking Penguin  Pages: 1138 Genre: horror Review: Hardback Buy Links: Amazon, 

Derry: a small city in Maine, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own home town. Only in Derry the haunting is real...
It began for the Losers on a day in June of 1958, the day school let out for the summer. That was the day Henry Bowers carved the first letter of his name on Ben Hanscom's belly and chased him into the Barrens, the day Henry and his Neanderthal friends beat up on Stuttering Bill Denbrough and Eddie Kaspbrak, the day Stuttering Bill had to save Eddie from his worst asthma attack ever by riding his bike to beat the devil. It ended in August, with seven desperate children in search of a creature of unspeakable evil in the drains beneath Derry. In search of It. And somehow it ended.
Or so they thought. Then.
On a spring night in 1985 Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six calls. Stan Uris, accountant. …

Spring-Into-Horror 2016 Read-A-Thon Closing post

Wow IT was a huge book for me to read. I honestly was worried I wasn't going to be able to finish the book in time, but at 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon I was able to close the book and just go whew! I am glad I read IT as it is now a book I can say I read and that I rather like the movie a whole lot more.
Below is the progress I made every day as far as pages read. As you can see there were a few days I fell short so on the 24th I ended up kicking it into fast reading so I could finish.
Make sure to check back later to see the review of IT, as I am still wrapping my head around it.

April 18
Pages read-164

April 19
Pages read-208

April 20
Pages read- 113

April 21
Pages Read-100

April 22
Pages Read- 178

April 23
Pages read- 152

April 24
Pages Read- Finished the book

Interview and Spotlight with Author Ju Ephraime

Title: The Elusive Highlander Author: Ju Ephraime Published: April 15, 2016 Publisher: ENVISION Business & Computer School Publishing Pages: 171 Genre: Historical Fiction Buy Links:
Coira Ainsley had his life in her hands and didn’t even know it… Alasdair Campbell was born a Highland warriors with the supernatural strength of the berserkers of his time, until, on the eve of his wedding, he was killed by poison at the hand of his neighboring clan. Desperate to keep him alive, his mother, a Druid Princess, performs a geas that sends his spirit wandering, and for hundreds of years, he drifts through time, never settling anywhere for long. Waiting for his bride to be born. When he finally finds her, it’s a bat…

Re-Read Review: Forever (The Guardian Series Book 2) by Gillian Joy

Title: Forever (The Guardian Series Book 2) Author: Gillian Joy
Published: March 14, 2012
Publisher: AALG
Pages: 247
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Hannah’s life has never been easy, despite her strong willed determination and her extra “gifts”, it's still always been hard work keeping an entire world full of the supernatural under control, but having achieved a small semblance of control over most of the custas, Hannah was hoping to be able to slip back into her life of normalcy. Wishful thinking when you're the guardian of all supernatural.
With all the issues she’d had to endure in her past, she'd never had to worry about the mermaids before, so why would they choose now to suddenly start haunting her dreams and her life. Then there are the fairies to contend with as well, just when she manages to get one aspect of the crudelitas under control, the others decide it’s time to start causing problems.
All Hannah wants is some quiet fa…

Book Blast and GIVEAWAY: The Little Wine Guide by Ariel Heart

Title: The Little Wine Guide
Author: Ariel Heart
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 60
Genre: Nonfiction

Don’t know much about wine? From Cabernet to Chardonnay, from buying wine to enjoying it; this jam-packed little book removes the mystery and makes learning about wine fun. The Little Wine Guide is presented in a conversational tone and helps you discover what interests you in the world of wine as you embrace your personal wine style.For More InformationThe Little Wine Guide is available at Amazon.Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
You have decided it’s time to learn a little about wine. You don’t want to get carried away, but you would like to get a handle on why you like some wines yet others are just yuck. Maybe you were at a friend’s house and the wine your friend raved about tasted nasty to you, but the recommendation at the restaurant was the best wine you have ever tasted. Perhaps that guy or gal in your life enjoys wine and you want to know some …

Re-Read Review: Guardian (The Guardian #1) by Gillian Joy

Title: Guardian (The Guardian #1)
Author: Gillian Joy
Published: Dec. 15, 2015
Publisher: AALG
Pages: 282
Genre: Paranormal
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Destiny is a pitiless mistress. Hannah is the Guardian now. Her mother’s murder by an unknown vampire fuels a journey of vengeance, desire and agony. She must find the one responsible, and in the hunt, finds that death is no mate to destiny. A handsome childhood sweetheart and another, dark and dangerous, vie for her affection as she searches for her mother’s killer. Determined to see justice, she must also protect the innocents of the Crudelitas from the corrupt influence of a few, and bring to order their governing body, the Custas. Is there love, once agony is exhausted?

NetGalley Review: Buzz Books 2016 Young Adult Spring/Summer Publishers Lunch

Title: Buzz Books 2016 Young Adult Spring/Summer
Author: Publishers Launch
Published: Jan. 14, 2016
Publisher: Publishers Launch BUZZ books
Pages: 249
Genre: New Young Adult
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon

This fourth edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming young adult books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the spring/summer season.
You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here—romance, fantasy, humor, literary and the first installment of five new series. Excerpts include new work from established giants of the field: David Levithan, Richelle Mead, Matthew Quick, and Maggie Stiefvater.
From John Corey Whaley and Kimberly McCreight to Kiersten White and Alyson Noel, this latest edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult has must-read selections from eight New York Times bestselling authors. As always, many Buzz Books are sure to make bestseller and “be…

#PBwkendread/Spring into Horror read-a-thon 2016: IT by Stephen King

So if you saw my post before then you know all about Spring Into Horror read-a-thon. I did not randomly pick a book to read this week, as I will be starting IT on Monday the 18th. Hoping I can get through the book but who knows it may take me longer.

#PBwkendread review: Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash

Title: Witches Protection Program
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Published: May 14, 2015
Publisher: Red Feather Publishing
Pages: 238
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Review: Paperback received by publisher and author
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Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he's reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Michael Phillip Cash creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.

Review: Zaconis - Guardian of Magic (The Energy Chronicles #3) by M.J. Schutte

Title: Zaconis Guardian of Magic (The Energy Chronicles #3)
Author: M.J. Schutte
Publisher: Self
Published: Sept. 2, 2013
Pages: 310
Genre: Fantasy
Review: Ebook provided by author
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The explosive final installment of The Energy Chronicles

Erostagnos Livia Farasnei is flourishing and the Kingdom of Mendin prospers.
Life continues peacefully for Brighton and Lilian but unimaginable danger awaits the couple as a mysterious stranger enters the kingdom in search of the legendary wizard.
Lilian has to escape her magical prison to follow her husband across oceans, hoping she can regain his love.
Brighton faces an even tougher challenge as the destruction or survival of both human and spirit realms depend on his actions.
Brighton, Lilian and Mischief have to overcome great odds, battle fearsome creatures and draw on every last bit of their magic and willpower simply to stay alive in Zaconis – Guardian of Magic, the final chapter of The Energy Chronicles.

Book Spotlight: A Most Unusual Princess by Kelli A. Wilkins

Title: A Most Unusual Princess Author: Kelli A. Wilkins Published: March 4, 2016 Pages: 67 Buy Links: Amazon, 

Princess Elara needs to find a royal husband, but claims that no man can satisfy her. Her father hires Dalton, a special guard, to watch over her while she’s courting suitors. Dalton finds her unusual behaviors charming—and enthralling.

Dalton’s aloof manner intrigues Elara, and despite their differences, they share tender moments and intimate nighttime encounters. Elara is heartbroken when her father chooses a “proper” husband for her—until she meets the mystery man.

Bonus! This e-book includes a sneak peek at the second book in the “Royal Desires” series: A MOST INTRIGUING TEMPTATION.

Hi everyone, (From the author)

Today I’m sharing an inside look and spotlighting the making of my historical/fantasy romance, A Most Unusual Princess. This fun and sexy story is the first book in my “Royal Desires” trilogy. (The other two books are A Most Intriguing Temptation and A Mos…

Guest interview and GIVEAWAY: Coreena McBurnie

I would like to introduce you all to author Coreena McBurnie below is a guest interview and she has been very generous to do a giveaway for an ecopy of her book Prophecy.

An ancient princess, hidden prophecies, impossible choices… Sixteen year old Princess Antigone, daughter of the infamous ancient Greek King Oedipus, wants to lead a normal life and fulfill her duty to the gods, her city, and her family, but fate has other plans. The Olympian gods bless her, the snakes talk to her, her parents want her to marry a foreign prince, her embroidery looks like burial shrouds for dogs, and she has fallen in love with the wrong boy.
When the mysterious and devastating prophecies surrounding her family are revealed, Antigone must choose where her allegiance lies: With the gods who have betrayed her family but who she is obliged to serve? With her plague ridden city? With her family which lay in ruins? Or even with herself?
In Prophecy, Book One of the Antigone: The True Story series, Antigone s…