Monday, September 30, 2013

Review Wrap Up: Secrets of the Moon by Kristy Centeno

Young Adult
Date Published: 7/7/2013

Teenager Marjorie Emery eluded death. As she struggles to get her life back on track, she believes her efforts are paying off. Yet, when a black dressing, unfriendly, and incredibly handsome hottie walks into her classroom, she’s forced into a tailspin. Marjorie has no idea how much his presence is going to shatter what little tranquility she’s achieved.

 Kyran Rousseau’s gloomy nature has a name, one that is potentially fatal under the right circumstances. His family harbors secrets and does everything to protect Kyran. While, he doesn’t want to ruin Marjorie’s normal life, love has a way of changing his plans.

 Falling for Kyran is the least of Marjorie’s worries. With a faceless threat hunting her and a boyfriend who's as dangerous as he is good looking—how can Marjorie and Kyran keep all hell from breaking loose before it’s too late?

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s!
During the Tour it received an average of 4.7*'s!
Get your copy for $3.99! 

Reviews From This Tour! 
September 17 - Books are Love - Review
September 18 - The Girl Bookaholic - Review
September 21 - Once Upon a YA Book - Review
September 22 - Zili in the Sky - Review
September 27 - Pure Jonel - Review

As a child, she used to lose herself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that she’s all grown up, Kristy gets to create her own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.
She’s always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options, she realized that writing was what she loved the most so when she found herself with some free time on her hands, she decided to pursue her passion. As it turned out, her very active imagination helped her achieve her goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As she keeps moving along in achieving her dreams of becoming a published author, she divides her time in between her four children and her very understanding husband.

Review Wrap Up: The Second Shadow by Elizabeth Arroyo

Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 9/5/2013

Jake thought being demon meant a shredded humanity, stripped of all human emotion. Chaos and self-preservation dominates a demon’s instincts. But Jake feels every ounce of pain and despair around him.
And it’s driving him deeper into Hell.
Gabby’s choice to save him last summer left a fissure in Hell’s gate that released a malevolent evil. When Jake’s given a mission by the demons to shadow a human girl who may know the whereabouts of an ethereal weapon, he doesn’t expect to see Gabby. But Fate has her own agenda.
When Jake and Gabby are thrown together on a camping trip with a group of delinquent teens, Jake begins to grapple with the haunting choices he made in the past.  When the evil finds them, the group begins to battle for their lives, alliances are made, and truths revealed. 
As the evil begins to influence Jake, he questions his link to the demons, his purpose, and his love for Gabby.
But the answers to those questions are only found in Hell. And it may cost him his soul.

This book has a current Amazon Rating of  4.7*'s!
During the Tour it received an average of 4.2*'s!
Get your copy for $3.99!

September 6 - Dalene's Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
September 7 - Once Upon a YA Book - Review
September 9 - My Reading Addiction - Review
September 11 - A Life Through Books - Review
September 13 -  Texas Book Nook - Review
September 15 - Corey's Book Reviews - Review
September 19 -  Overstuffed Princess - Review/Interview
September 21 - The Adventures Within - Review
September 23 - Words, Words, Words - Review/Guest Post
September 24 - Rhythem Poets - Review
September 25 - Ashley's Bookshelf- Review
September 26 - What's Beyond Forks? - Review/Interview
September 28 - Zili in the Sky - Review
September 28 - EM Havens Writes - Review/Interview

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth spent most of her younger years as an avid reader with a wild imagination which led her to write her first manuscript at the age of fourteen.
But, life got in the way. Elizabeth completed a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University and works in the community strengthening families.
But her love of stories held, and in 2008 she found herself back into her storytelling roots and began writing again. In 2012, Elizabethsigned with Sapphire Star Publishing to release her debut novel, THE SECOND SIGN.
Elizabeth still resides in Chicago’s south west side with her family, a household of kids, and the bliss of chaos. The good kind.  She continues to work in the community.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review Wrap Up: When Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: July 15, 2013


To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.

Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.

When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s!
Get your copy for $3.99!

Reviews From this Tour
August  29 - The Unknown Random Blogger - Review
August  30 - Dee's Book Blog - Review
September 2 - Sam's Book Basket - Review/Interview
September 3 - MissConstued - Review/Interview
September 4 -   Rose & Beps - Review/Guest Post
September 6 - Reviews of a Book Maniac - Review
September 10 - Texas Book Nook - Review
September 13 - Kimberly Faye Reads - Review
September 16 - A Life Through Books - Review
September 17 - Literary Lust - Review
September 18 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review
September 19 - Livia Ellis - Review/Interview 
September 20 -  Pure Jonel - Review
September 21 - Queen of All She Reads - Review/Guest Post
September 23 -Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
September 24 - The World As I See It - Review
September 26 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post

Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and  Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing,  dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through  Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

Review Wrap Up: A Crazy Homecoming by Cate Baylor

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 8/1/2013

Getting fired over a workplace meltdown was bad enough, but getting dumped at the exact same time by her boyfriend-slash-boss was the ultimate humiliation. With no real friends in L.A. and perennially absent parents, Daphne Simms has no one to turn to. To heal her heart, she runs to the only true home she’s ever known—her grandmother’s rural Texas ranch, called Crazy. She knows ranch folks will be a far cry from those she's known in L.A., but she certainly doesn’t expect to be greeted by a cranky cowboy shoving a shotgun in her face.

Mick Williams has lived and worked on Crazy for twenty years. Though he’s utterly devoted to Daphne’s grandmother, he’ll be damned if he’s gonna let a city slicker like Daphne sashay in and disrupt his nice, quiet life. When the future of Crazy is threatened, Mick and Daphne must join forces to keep the ranch afloat, but the heat of their attraction makes working together more complicated than either of them imagines. 

When their physical and emotional connection deepens, Mick tries to turn away from the woman he’s convinced he doesn’t deserve, so Daphne has to pull out all the stops to convince him that the heart of Crazy is big enough for the both of them.

 This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s.
Get your copy for just $2.99!

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Reviews From This Tour
September 3 - Reading Past My Bedtime - Review/Guest Post
September 5 - Snarky Mom Reads - Review
September 6 - Hooked in a Book - Review
September 9 - Queen of All She Reads - Review/Guest Post
September 12 - Ali's Books - Review
September 17 - Sleepless Nights Romance Reviews - Review
September 20 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review/Interview
September 21 - The World As I See It - Review
September 24 - Overstuffed Princess - Review/Interview
September 25 - Paulette's Papers - Review

Cate Baylor has been a technical communicator for over fifteen years. When she's not writing, she suffers from hobby addiction, which includes (but is not limited to!) reading, jewelry making, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, cross stitching, and home DIY. She lives in Houston with her geeky husband, three neurotic cats, and precocious Yellow Lab named Tex. She comes from a long line of Texan farmers who are likely rolling over in their graves knowing she’d much rather stay blissfully air-conditioned than suffer outside in the Texas heat. She's a die-hard Texans fan but hasn't decided whether she's willing to embrace the Astros as an American League team.

Connect with Cate on her web site or her Facebook page. You’ll also find her author profile on Goodreads and LibraryThing.

Review Wrap Up: The Space In Between by Brittainy Cherry

New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: 9/17/2013

She’s scarred by her past.
ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance. When her dreams don’t instantly come to fruition, she ends up working at a strip club with her best friend.
He’s uncertain of his future.
COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.
When Andrea and Cooper’s paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple—no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away.
All is well until Cooper falls in love with Andrea. Will Andrea open up and let someone else into her closed off heart? Can Cooper stop the tabloids and his crazed wife from exposing his past and painting Andrea as a prostitute to the world before her life spirals back down to the land of chaos?

This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.8*'s!
Get your copy for $2.99!

Reviews From This Tour
September 1 -  Books, Coffee, and Wine - Review/Interview
September 3 - Olivia Linden - Review/Interview
September 5 - The Adventures Within - Review/Interview
September 6 - My Cozie Corner - Review
September 7 - Shawna's Survery - Review/Guest Post
September 8- Cruising Susan Reviews - Review
September 8 - Once Upon a YA Book - Review/Guest Post
September 9 - Jersey Girls Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
September 10 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post
September 12 - Bookish Randomess - Review
September 13 - A Bibliophile's Thoughts - Review
September 14 - We All Make Mistakes in Books - Review
September 14 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review
September 15 - Pink Fluffy Hearts - Review
September 16 - Reviews of a Book Maniac - Review
September 17 - Zili in the Sky - Review
September 20 - Book Nerd - Review
September 21 - Cindy's Love of Books - Review/Guest Post
September 22 - Bookishly Devoted - Review
September 24 - The World As I See It - Review
September 25 - Bianca2B - Review

Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her loved ones and loves a great romance. The Space In Between is her debut novel and she looks forward to the world being able to read it!  Other hobbies that she loves to take part in are writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly of course. 

Review Wrap Up: Open the Mind: Exercise the Soul

New Age
Date Published10/2012

Open the Mind Exercise the Soul is the first book from internationally known psychic medium John Cappello. It links psychic ability with personal experiences and intellectual thought as it answers many questions about the relationship between religion, philosophy, and science with this controversial subject. This is an intelligent discussion offering a fresh, new look at psychic abilities.

Have you ever wondered ...

Why do psychic abilities exist?
What is the proof?
What is our soul's role in using them?
How do I access my gifts?
Can we connect with crossed-over loved ones?
What is really going on?
Open the Mind Exercise the Soul will answer these questions and more. Explored with real-world examples and new techniques, it boldly challenges you to examine your own abilities and receive clarity. While guiding you through the development of your own psychic gifts, you will learn to embrace experiences you may have questioned and relate to the author as he discusses his own path in metaphysics. For practicing psychics or beginners, the book combines historical information with spiritual exercises to assist you in gaining insight.

 This Book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.8*'s! 
During the Tour it received an average of 4.6*'s! 
Get your copy for $3.99!

Reviews From This Tour! 
September 17  - A Life Through Books - Review
September 18 -   Texas Book Nook - Review
September 21 -  My Reading Addiction - Review
September 24 -  The Book Faery Reviews - Review

John Cappello
John Cappello, author of the 3 time award winning book Open the Mind Exercise the Soul, is a Psychic, Medium, and Visionary. While he has been working professionally in metaphysics since 1997, John has been interested in psychic ability and the study of existence "beyond the physical" since he was a child. John's has an extensive knowledge of Western Astrology and tarot, but his best work is done without the use of any tools.
Through the use of his Psychic abilities, John can provide a detailed description of past, present, and potential future situations and events. As a Medium, he is also able to bring forth loved ones who have crossed over. John sees a Visionary as a person who works to serve mankind through a vision of the future. His visionary work is about producing programs to help others and teaching others how to develop and use their own intuitive gifts.
Known for his detail and accurate descriptions of situations, John's psychic work is very exciting. He uses all of his psychic abilities to tune into a person's energy field which gives him accurate and nuanced information about his client. This energy can be from the past, the present, or even a future event. By meditating on the person prior to a reading, the energy received lies around main issues and the reasons for the reading. Learn more about John's psychic work.
Mediumship is the aspect of John's work which is the most controversial. However, it is the area offering the most comfort to clients. The phenomenon of receiving information from crossed-over loved ones is the most compelling area of psychic work. The proof of life after death and the validation of information creates an environment for healing among those still living. This is the area in which John's work excels. Learn more about John's mediumship work.
John offers workshops to teach others how to use their own psychic abilities. He has been very successful with his teaching techniques helping to develop many other successful psychics. The workshops include developing clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, intuition, psychometry, and mediumship. Each workshop is unique and gives a person perspective on each of these areas. Learning techniques to tap into one's natural abilities and the necessary encouragement to practice is an important element in the workshops.

Review Wrap Up: Pro Resumes Made Easy by Andrea Drew

How To/Non Fiction/Career 
Date Published: 9/30/2012

Written by a professional resume writer of 15 years, this book takes you through the step by step process to write your resume and cover letter like the Professionals do it – at a tenth of the cost!  Contains samples and examples to assist you along the way, along with a free resume critique with every book sale. 

 This book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.6*'s! 
Get your copy for just $3.99!


Reviews From This Tour
September 19 -  Perfect Chaos - Review
September 21 -   Cook Scrap Craft - Review

Andrea started her professional resume writing career in 1998, forming a professional resume writing service online for all professions.
In April 2011, she successfully transitioned the business over to new management, in order to focus on her specialty niche, IT professionals, Executives and Managers.
Well, in Andrea's words "Executives and Managers are accustomed to collaborating to produce cutting edge results, and so are professional in their dealings enabling a unique and top class result and enabling me to write even better career marketing documents."
This doesn't mean that if you are not an executive or Manager she can't help you.  It simply means that unless you understand this is an investment and will involve some work on your part (providing the information needed) then it's probably best you look elsewhere that's all.  

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