Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal/Release day

Bittersweet Revenge
by J.L. Beck
Series: Bittersweet, #1
Genre: Mature YA/New Adult - Novella
Publish Date: July 26, 2014

I’m a slut. Or at least that’s what everyone calls me. I guess that’s what you get when everyone thinks you've slept with the whole football team and then some.

My junior year of high school I gave my heart to Corey Winchester. He was handsome, cocky, and a pure gentlemen. Then everything changed in an instant. When I found out he was spreading malicious rumors about me, after I refused to sleep with him I was utterly surprised. To add to it, he broke up with me in front of the whole school. I essentially became the laughing stock of the town. People that I once called my friends became my enemies. Finding a way to ruin my life one day at a time.

Now the shitty part is I should have known a pretty boy like him was too good to be true. After ruining my reputation and life I did everything I could to stay under the radar, but it just wasn't enough. I slowly learned that all the torment, and hate was all for one thing. Revenge. That’s what Corey wanted, and why I didn't know. Then Rex Winchester came along. Corey’s cousin, and someone I knew I shouldn't be getting close with. A whole six feet of hotness, a smile that melted the panties off of every girl in a fifty mile radius, and a heart of gold. He could have anyone he wanted, so why he chose me Corey’s ex, the bullied, slutty girl was beyond me. All I knew was that I wanted him. I wanted him more than anything. The problem was, I couldn't tell if Rex, was just like Corey or if his intentions were as innocent as he was making them out to be.

My names Jenna Haines, and this is the story of how the one thing I wanted.. turned out to be the one thing that would hurt me the most. What happens when the one thing you least expect to happen, does? When all the lies and secrets come out. Well you're about find out.

Our eyes met from across the table. His looking as if they were asking for more, answers. He looked curious, and I wasn’t looking for curious. “Yeah mine too. Let’s go get a shake. FFA still does that shake Friday thing right?” I asked. I could really go for a mint chocolate-chip shake right about now. We got up to dump our trays, but before I could move out of my seat an arm snaked around my shoulder pushing me back down. I turned all but growling as I realized the arm belonged to the mongrel Corey. “Remove your fucking arm from my body before I show you what it’s like to have your balls stuffed up your ass.” He smiled, a big toothy grin, dimples and all that use to have me melting in his hands, now I just wanted to puke all over his face. Distress singles were going off like crazy in my head.

“Tsk, tsk, is that anyway to talk to me Jenna?” He said his arm very much still around me. I was about to lose my shit. “Move on asshole, no one cares what you have to say.” Mimi yelled.

He tilted his head at her as if trying to find her one weakness. The best thing about Mimi was anything that he said to her she would brush off. I however wouldn't.

“Hmm. Why don’t you stop worrying about me, and put your tits back in your shirt. That is unless you're joining the slut club that Jenna here is the president of?” Mimi smiled, leaning across the table, giving him a huge eyeful of her cleavage. “I think your lost buddy, president of the slut club is Marie Jameson.” She replied in a sultry tone pointing to the end of the table.

“But in case you can’t find her let me draw you a map with some crayons, you go past leave us the fuck alone, turn right at fuck off, and oh look you're in slut country.” His eyes dilated, and I couldn’t hold my laughter in. Mimi always knew how to tell someone to fuck off.

I pushed his arm off of me, catching a smirk on Rex’s face at the end of the table, knowing he had probably heard the whole conversation.

Corey gazed at me, following my line of vision to Rex. As soon as I seen I was caught I dropped my eyes down to my tray. The last thing I needed was Corey having yet another thing to use against me. His face leaned into mine, I could feel his hot breath on my cheek. The last time we were in a position like this was the very last time he kissed me. It was the last time, he ever treated me like anything other than a door mat.

“I won't warn you off, because you know what I’m capable of Jenna. But if you think you have a chance with Rex you’re more than fucking wrong. Don’t cross me, you know as much as I do you don’t fit in with that crowd. I mean look at us, how well did that work out. If you think I make your life hard now, lets just say it can get ten times harder.” He whispered in my ear, wrapping a small strand of my hair around his finger before standing.

“Also you might want to start fighting your own battles. Oh and nice tits Mimi.” He said loudly well smirking. My heart was racing, as he walked away. An encounter like that never happened before. School had been in session only a week and I knew that he would more than live up to his word on hurting me.

“What a fucking douche-asshat-fucking-cumsucker” Mimi said under her breath as he walked away. I couldn't agree more, but I wasn't going to keep retaliating against him. One he wasn't worth it really, and two I would be out of here in nine short months. If I could just manage to get through it.

Mimi reached across the table and grabbed my hand, pushing me from my thoughts. “Don’t let his false threats get to you. He will get what’s coming to him, he will pay for what he’s done to you. Maybe not today, or tomorrow but someday. I swear to it Jenna.” She said sincerely.

“You know I love you right. If I was into girls I would totally choose you as my girlfriend. No homo of course.” She giggled. “Sorry love, but I’m very much into dick. Like a lot.” I laughed back. This was true friendship right here. Now to get through the rest of the day without another encounter from either of the Winchester boys.

J.L. Beck is an up and coming new author. Her book Bittersweet Revenge will be releasing August 12th. She has always had a love for books and, since she could reach the books on a shelf, she has been reading. In her free time when she’s not talking to the voices in her head you can find her spending time with her husband Brandon and their two year old munchkin Bella. Some of her favorite things to do are read (of course), spend time outside, and catch up on all the angsty drama filled shows she misses during the week. She has a major addiction to social media and Starbucks coffee.

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 It's a Cover Reveal for Charisse Spiers' Lasting Fate releasing November 2nd, 2014

We can't always control what happens in our lives. 
If anyone has learned that it's Kinzleigh Baker. 
She has learned to embrace the moments and live like there is no tomorrow; to love the people that we are given with all that we have. 
She knows all to well what it's like to have your heart ripped from your chest and doesn't care to ever experience that feeling again.
Her life has been one roller coaster of overwhelming consequences back to back.
 Kinzleigh has learned some of the humility she was once lacking as an adolescent.
 She has found out the hard way that we can't always focus on ourselves or take the important people in our lives for granted.
 She is working hard to live by putting one foot in front of the other. 
She is now forcefully embarking on a new journey; one that will be sure to cause lots of trials and tribulations on its own.

What would you do if God gave you that second chance to the one thing you would change if you could?
 One tragedy that could be reversed perhaps or someone from your past waltzing back into your life unannounced. 
Would you take it and run with it or go a different route altogether?

Book 1

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About The Author
I developed a passion for reading I never knew I had in November of 2012 when I decided to give eBooks a try.
Since then I can't go a day without some form of a book or character running wild through my mind.
For almost a year I constantly had a book pulled up on my Kindle app for my iPad.
The beauty of self publishing is that you can interact with the authors, which is how I started writing.
 I never knew I had the creativity to write a novel until I began conversing with another Indie author.
If you ever think that Indie authors don't like getting feedback from readers, you are very wrong.
I began editing for a fellow author and because she took a leap of faith in me and told me to give writing a shot, I am now an Indie author myself.
 I cannot tell you how amazing this journey has been.
 It is hard putting yourself out there for the public eye with all of the reviews that come through, but it's also amazing.
I have met some of the most genuine people and people I would consider friends even though I've never met them face to face.
 I have now published the first two books in the Fate series, Accepted Fate and Twisting Fate and I am starting book three Lasting Fate to be released November 2, 2014.
 I cannot wait to see where this journey takes me and feel free to interact with me here or on social media. I will respond. :)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Special Post!

When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt her and shove her. 
She can't go a day without fighting with her mother. 
And no matter how hard she tires, she can't make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. 
But Ashley also has something  no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. 
When Ashley looks into the mirror she can see her twenty-three-year-old self. 

Her older self has been through it all already- she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every word her classmates threw at her. 
But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. 
Something that will change her life forever. 
Something even her older self is powerless to stop. 

Everyone is exactly like me.
There is no one like me. 

Ven wrestles with those contradicting truths everyday. 
A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. 
Yet she's never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. 
Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they're needed- to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. 
And Raven has never needed Ven... until now. 

When there is an attack on Raven's life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw-out the people who tired to harm her. 
But as Ven dives deeper into Raven's world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. 
She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she's never met? 

The Dominion of Atalanta is at war.
But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. 
Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality. 

Left behind Aris has nothing to fill her days. 
Even flying her wingjet- the thing she loves most, aside from Calix- feels meaningless without him by her side.
So when she's recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she'll be stationed near Calix. 
But there's a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. 
There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.

Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home.
Her Family.
Even her identity. 
But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she's fighting for much more than her relationship.
With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true solider- and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. 
She's determined to save her Dominion...or die trying.

Author Info: 

 Aimee L. Salter 

Writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. 
She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. 
And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't ask you about. 

Aimee blogs for both writers and readers at
You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. 

Heather Hildenbrand

Was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. 
Since 2011, she has published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. 
She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. 

Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. 
She loves teaching fellow authors how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle that she enjoys. 

For more information visit and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life.

You can find out more about her and her books at

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 Tracy Banghart

Is a cheesy movie-loving, fantasy football playing (Go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began "practicing" her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story.
She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in publishing and spends a portion of every summer in her family's cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. 
She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat.  
When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake. 

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On top of these three books releasing today there is a very special announcement that concerns the publisher. I have the official Press Release here now to share with you. 

Alloy Entertainment Launches New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing

First three books release today

SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—July 29, 2014—Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach.

Today also marks the publication date for the imprint’s first three titles:

· Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, which follows Ven, the clone of a wealthy, 18-year-old named Raven. Imitations like Ven only leave the lab when their Authentics need them—to replace the dead, be an organ donor, or in Ven’s case, serve as bait when Raven’s life is threatened. It is Ven’s job to draw out Raven’s assailants, but she must decide if she is prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she has never met.

· Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter, a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Ashley who sees her 23-year-old self when she looks in the mirror. Her older self has been through it all before, and helps Ashley survive torment from high school bullies, unrequited love for her best friend and a volatile relationship with her mom. But her older self also carries the scars of a terrible and imminent event in Ashley’s life that she’s powerless to stop.

· Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart, a sci-fi fantasy adventure set in the war-torn Dominion of Atalanta. For Aris, the fighting is worlds away from the safety of her seaside town until her boyfriend Calix is drafted into the military. When Aris herself is recruited to become a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping to be reunited with Calix. But what starts as mission driven by love turns into one of duty as Aris becomes a true soldier determined to save her Dominion…or die trying.

Alloy Entertainment acquired the books based on the unique voices of the authors and originality of the stories. The company worked closely with each of the writers throughout the publishing process in an effort to gain the widest possible readership. The books will be published under the Alloy Entertainment publishing banner, which currently includes more than 75 New York Times bestsellers.

“One of our strengths is working with talented authors to create and develop properties that have mass entertainment appeal,” said Leslie Morgenstein, President of Alloy Entertainment. “This program is an exciting extension of our business and will allow us to leverage Amazon’s ability to distribute to an incredibly diverse and broad readership.”

"Rebel Wing is the book of my heart. It’s a story I felt compelled to tell, both from the perspective of an Army wife and as someone who believes you can never have enough strong female characters in the world," said author Tracy Banghart. "Being given the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented folks at Alloy to make it the best version of itself was an exciting and affirming process, and knowing that its distribution will be handled by Amazon—a company that has already made so much possible for me as an indie author—is pretty much the definition of win-win as far as I’m concerned."

“Alloy has a tremendous track record developing stories, like Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries, that our customers love,” said Jeff Belle, Vice President of Amazon Publishing. “We’re thrilled to promote these books from Alloy Entertainment with our Powered by Amazon program. It’s a great fit.”

Authors who publish with Alloy Entertainment’s new digital-first imprint receive an advance and royalties paid on a monthly basis. Alloy Entertainment will also look for opportunities to develop acquired titles as television series, feature films, and digital entertainment.

About Alloy Entertainment

Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films. More than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100. AE has successfully adapted several of its properties into hit television shows for broadcast across multiple networks, including The CW, ABC, ABC Family and Nickelodeon. Current Alloy Entertainment television series include Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The 100. AE feature films include Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Sex Drive and The Clique, with several additional projects currently in development including Sisterhood Everlasting, The Merciless and The Brokenhearted.
  Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

 Thank you for tuning in today for this very special announcement! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cover Re-Reveal


Wendy Darlin
 Tomb Raider

by Barbara Silkstone

Series: Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider, #1-#3 

Genre: Romance, Horror, Mystery

Publish Date: October 1st, 2013

Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider ~ Box Set

Until last year Wendy Darlin was a full-time real estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires. 
Then she met Roger Jolley, world famous archeologist, Johnny Depp look-alike, and at times the most irritating person on the planet. 
Join her as she travels the globe in search of lost treasures and antiques. 
She's been told her life is like the movie Romancing the Stone but at times she feels more like Indiana Jones with boobs. 

Wendy and The Lost Boys ~ Book One

Real Estate agent for Miami Beach millionaires, Wendy Darlin, clashes with "SEC Investigator" and world famous archeologist, Roger Jolley.
He follows her out to sea on a mega-yacht owned by Charlie Hook, a Ponzi swindler on the run from federal agents and angry investors.
Despite her fear of water, she finds herself a tomb raider on the Caribbean Sea one step ahead of modern day pirates. 
Will she find The Lost Boys?
Will she escape Hook's Clutches? 
And whom will she find on Nevis Island? 
Oh...and is Roger a good kisser?

London Broil ~ Book Two

When we last saw Wendy Darlin and Roger Jolley in WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS, they were hot on the trail of Egyptian icons stolen from the British Museum. 
Wendy is now in a frantic race against time and a murderer as she searchers for the last Lost Boy hidden somewhere in London while while a killer heat wave invades the city. 
Wendy is held captive over a Fish 'N' Chips Shop while Roger's life is threatened.
Can Wendy escape her captors, rescue Roger, and find the missing Lost Boy before the Murderer strikes again?

Cairo Caper ~ Book Three

Part-Time tomb raider and full-time Real Estate broker, Wendy Darlin joins her lover, archeologist Roger Jolley, in a quest for Cleopatra's tomb. 
All thay have to do is get from Cairo to the Temple pf Taporisi Magna alive. 
Armed with only a couple of hijacked ashtrays and faced with a trek across the blazing Sahara desert can Wendy out-maneuver Russian oligarchs, a dozen Dark Force mercenaries, and Roger's chubby ex-girlfriend in time to find the tomb and seal it before chaos erupts in Egypt? 

What are you working on now?
With the greatest respect for Jane Austen, I have taken Pride and Prejudice out for a spin. As I progress through the writing of Mister Darcy’s Dogs, I will be posting the newest chapters of on Second Act CafĂ©. I’d like to invite readers to comment as the novella progresses.Although inspired by Pride and Prejudice, my story takes place in modern times. It’s a teeny bit like Bridget Jones Diary but my heroine tends to be feistier and the wealthy, handsome Darcy has a secret identity. If my fans enjoy this riff on a classic I may continue to pay homage to Jane Austen and create a series.

What are you reading now?

I recently read the book that inspired my journey into Austen-ville. The Trouble with Horses by Elizabeth Ann West This is a delightful Pride and Prejudice variation novella. Elizabeth was kind enough to encourage me to take my sense of humor in a new direction. I am quite excited to see what transpires between William Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett as they encounter both pride and prejudice in the twenty-first century.

What flavor is your writing style? 
I love legal thrillers, clever comedies, and noir mysteries. Over the years I was able to take workshops with Stephen King, Robert B. Parker, and other greats. I began to hone my one-liners aiming to become a female Elmore Leonard. I’m still not there, but I keep working on my adverb-lite diet. How will my style compliment Jane Austen? Stay tuned!

What books have most influenced your life most?

More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon had a profound effect on me. There is something in both the tale and the telling that will forever haunt me. I have a signed copy of the book and will treasure it always.Ghosts by Marsha Parker. The book is not about ghosts by rather about love. There is a scene in the book where the current day narrator meets her love and soulmate from the 12th century. Toward the end of the story as she questions his ethereal presence and her longing for him, he appears one night. He leads her to a Welsh meadow where under the moonlight, they lay on a sheepskin and...well, the result is the most beautiful love scene I have ever read.

Was writing always the first thing you wanted to do in life?

I spent the first four years of my life in our hall closet trying to turn into a black panther when that didn’t work I decided to become a professional majorette. Again I was met with disappointment. In kindergarten I learned to press lightly with my crayons, I then realized I was destined to become a writer.I’ve always had a passion to write humor and horror – closely related genres. In eighth grade I started an underground newspaper patterned after Mad Magazine.Unfortunately our nun did not appreciate my demented humor. Threatened with excommunication I took my paper underground until I graduated Catholic school.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My first published book was The Adventures of a Love Investigator. I was coming off a short marriage and a protracted divorce. I lost everything I owned prior to the marriage. I needed answers to why I continuously accepted the wrong men into my heart when my guy friends where such nice men. Why couldn’t I tell the difference? I set out to learn about men armed only with a tape recorder and a quirky sense of humor. I wanted to learn how men really felt about love, sex, and commitment. My goal had been to conduct 1000 intimate interviews with men in their own man caves. I wrongly estimated it would take one year. Six years and 527 men later, I had becomeThe Woman Who Knew Too Much.During my odyssey, I met men who have sex with married women, and men whose wives have sex with other men. I listened to men who have no idea how to approach a woman, and men who have it down to a science. I discovered many men who went to unbelievable lengths in search of love. I learned many things, one of which is that I make a much better Singleton. 
While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
I am always my heroines. That’s why I write in the first person. I have had more the average wild and wacky adventures in my real life. These escapades color the pickles my ladies stumble into. Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider takes the physical risks I avoid. She does share a number of my phobias like fear of getting her face wet and terror of holes in fabric. This has caused us both no end of trauma.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Please join me as I pay homage to Jane Austen in Mister Darcy’s Dogs. The first excerpts will appear on the Second Act Cafe in August. I’d love to hear your thoughts as I progress through this first novella in a new genre.

Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series that includes: Wendy and the Lost Boys, London Broil, Cairo Caper, Miami Mummies, Vulgarian Vamp, Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider Boxed Set. Her Romantic Suspense Fairy Tales series includes: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; Zo White and the Seven Morphs. For a squirt of paranormal comedy try: Cold Case Morphs. True fiction fan? Try: The Adventures of a Love Investigator.

Silkstone's writing has been described as "perfectly paced and pitched- shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen- without seeming remotley derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bulletproof characterization."

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Cover Reveal!

Breathe by Elena Dillon 

Book 1- Breathe Series

Young Adult Romantic Suspense

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl
It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago.
Her life had been changed forever.
The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught.
That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over.
Hopefully in a place where the last name  Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit  different but in a good way.
Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. 
On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her.
Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is.
Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening. 
Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying.
Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette?
Was he coming after her this time?  
Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily...or not. 



Shimmer by Elena Dillon

Book 2- Breathe Series

Young Adult Romantic Suspense

Chandler Raines and her “dad” are on the run.
Never staying in one place for very long.
It’s just not safe.
When they arrive in Lafayette, Louisiana, Chandler quickly realizes this is the place she wants to call home.
Friends, a cute boy, and competitive cheerleading have her taking dangerous risks to have the life she always wanted.
Risks she promised she wouldn’t take.  
When her lies catch up to her, a decision has to be made.
 Stay or run?
Will the evil that’s chased them for the last four years catch up to them?
When Chandler’s past comes screeching into the present she’ll have to sacrifice everything to keep what she loves safe.
But will it be enough? 

About the Author:

I have had a love of books for as long as I can remember. I got in trouble as a kid for staying up too late on school nights, reading. I'm a nerdgirl and proud of it. I've been writing my whole life but only recently decided to come out in public with it. 
I write Young Adult love stories because as my husband would tell you, I never matured much past fifteen. There is nothing better to me than a good romance with an amazing hero, throw in some creepy suspense and I'm in. 
I write from my home office in Southern California with our English Bulldog, Brutus to keep me company. To hear about him, my writing experience and read some outtakes of my stories check out my blog at
I love to chat with other readers and writers.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Book Talk Review; Catching Fire

  Today's Book Talk is on the second Book in The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

 Sparks are igniting.
 Flames are spreading.
 And the Capitol wants revenge.

 Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. 
Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. 
Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. 
And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

 Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. 
As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. 
If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

 In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.
 This book made me cry. The stakes are higher for everyone. The Capitol is unhappy with the results of the 74th Hunger Games, and they make their revenge. 
 There are all these twists and turns that shock everybody as Suzanne unravels this story and world piece by piece. 
 Talk of rebellion flood the rumor mill and Districts all around stand up to the corrupt Capitol, using Peeta and Katinss and the daring move they pulled during the Games as hope, as revolution, as a spark. 

 Threats and devastating news impact not only Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch, but the entire nation of Panem as well. 

 There were so many feels in this book. Feels of sadness, of anger, of revenge, of hatred, and of love. 

 We meet new characters and we are once again thrust into the fast paced, action and suspense as the book moves forward. 

 The end is faced with hard decisions, painful revelations, and heartbreaking truths. I couldn't help but cry as everything played out. And the world that Katniss and Peeta knew and fought for comes crashing down around them. 

 Peeta, stuck in his mind and the love that he feels for Katniss shuts her out. Hurting both of them as she hurt him. 

 Katinss, confused and vulnerable tries to figure out what's going on in her head. She uses her strength to push away the people that she cares about the most. Stuck in her own head she tries to navigate the testy waters and make not only herself but everyone around her safe and happy. 

 When Katniss and Peeta are thrust together once again it's hard to figure out the muddled thoughts and confusing feelings between the two of them. But at the moment they have bigger things to worry about. 

 With the mounting tension and the crash course ending I was so caught up in the emotion of this book that when things turned ans twisted the way they did I couldn't help but cry. 

 A lot of things happen during this book, a lot of character growth and a lot if hardships. 

 All of it preparing our beloved characters for the ultimate survival game. Book Talk for MockingJay to go up Tuesday. 


Release Day!


Are you new to T he Mystic Wolves Series?! Book #1 is Free!

Purchase the Series so far:

July 27th, 2014
The Mystic Wolves #6
- Darkness Unleashed

Nothing is as it seems. Alliances will be forged and broken. Friendships will be tested. The bitter sting of betrayal cuts the deepest ... prepare your hearts for the DARKNESS UNLEASHED.
As the startling truth behind Darcy's strange behavior is revealed, the race begins as time runs out f or Mason to save his beloved mate. Fighting against an unknown enemy, he must rely on instinct and powerful magic to uncover the devious plot to destroy the woman he loves. Just when Mason thinks he understands and has everything under control, the t rue mastermind behind recent attacks steps forward to claim authority over the Supernatural community. As the Master releases his cruelty and malice on those who dare to defy him, it will take everything the Mystic Wolves Alpha has to protect those he's pledged to serve.

Purchase Darkness Unleashed!

Already impatient for Book #7!? It's available for Pre-Order!

The Mystic Wolves #7
- Last Wolf Standing
Release Day November 2nd 2014

Don't miss out on the stunning seventh installment in the Mystic Wolves series.
War has come to the Mystic Wolves Pack--one the wil l bring old enemies together in the desperate fight to destroy the Master. Things have never been so di re for Mason and Darcy as their love for each other and their friends fuel their determination to win a t any cost.
Lives are on the line, heartache inevitable. Who wi ll be THE LAST WOLF STANDING?

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About the author
A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. When she's not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for books on her blog The Bookish Snob.
With all that excitement, it wasn’t long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can’t help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn’t be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes.
Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives h er heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life.