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Friday, July 21, 2017

Dream Me by Kathryn Berla - Blog Tour






Dream Me
Kathryn Berla
Published by: Amberjack Publishing
Publication date: July 11th 2017
Genres: Romance, Time-Travel, 
Young Adult

Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father’s job frequently moves the family around the country, and Babe just longs for a place to call home. As she settles into the sleepy town of Sugar Dunes, Florida, Babe begins to have strange dreams of a green-eyed boy named Zat. Night after night, Babe shows Zat her world. But the dreams come at the cost of nearly crippling migraines every morning. Babe’s life outside of her dreams pales in comparison to her growing love for Zat and their time spent together.

But the more time Babe and Zat spend together in her dreams, the more Babe’s pain increases, and Zat begins to question the reality of his existence. How can he live a life with Babe, when all they have is her dreams?

Can a dream become a reality?
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Review 

3 Stars
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Dream Me is a futuristic young adult novel set in Sugar Dunes. It's in dual POV and part of the story is relayed via a blog. The present and future earth run in parallel. It's an interesting theory. 

Babe currently lives in California and with her dad being a golf pro, she is used to moving around. His next job is in Sugar Dunes and this is their next destination. Her father runs the golf club, her mother works in the golf shop and she works in the tennis club, until school resumes. 

Zat is in the future, where earth is no longer what it used to be. The inhabitants have had to adapt to the environment in more ways than one. It's dry and desolate. The inhabitants and the culture are completely different! His family left to find a better place but, he stayed behind as he wants to time travel to experience life on earth, in its current state. Besides, he has one specific goal in mind. A beautiful redhead! They call him a dreamer, but he is hopeful, as a pioneer has already been through this experience. The problem is that nobody is certain for the lack of feedback. 

After moving to Sugar Dunes, Babe starts having vivid dreams which always result in headaches. In these dreams, she meets Zat in different places and there is a sense of familiarity between them. She realises that her feelings are different from those she has for Perry, her boyfriend who is still in California. She breaks up with him, hoping that they can be friends. 

When she tells Zat about her headaches, he decides to take a step back as he feels responsible. These are brought on through his invasions of her dreams. He can't stay away for long and she doesn't feel right when he is not in her dreams. She lives for those dreams!

As they become closer to each other, Zat feels that he owes her the truth. He shows her his true self. He is literally out of this world. He thinks that she will change her mind after the revelation but, once she gets over the initial shock, she wants to continue as they are. She talks about it in her blog and to Mai, her best friend. Anyone else might think that she needs help. 

Her life during the day is like any other girl her age. She likes tennis and the job suits her, even though she is faced with some unpleasant encounters. Besides Mai, she is befriended by LeGrand who has his own family problems. They become the three musketeers and spend most of their free time together. 

I like the dual aspect of the story. The swift transitions between the ordinary and the exordinary make it more acceptable. Sugar Dunes is so vividly portrayed that I can actually picture the different locations. I also like the multiracial aspect and the differences between the rich and the poor. I would have liked to have learnt a bit more about future earth and Zat. It ends with a beautiful twist. One that leaves it open to interpretations. 

Although, a little confusing to begin with, once everything starts to make sense, it falls into place and becomes a rather interesting and intriguing story. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

Author Bio


Kathryn Berla graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as an English major. She has lived in many different countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.







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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Perfectly Imperfect Match(#3 Suttonville Sentinels) Kendra C Highley - Blog Tour





The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3)
by Kendra C. Highley
Publication Date:  July 10, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

Synopsis 

Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it.

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type.

Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…

Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.
 


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Review 
3 Stars 
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This story is about the time in life when adolescents try to map out the future. Some can be fixated on the one goal and, not easily dissuaded. After all, they know best! What do the parents know? Have they ever had to make these decisions? 

Dylan is the pitcher of the Suttonville Sentinels baseball team, trying to work his way up the ladder. He is focused on this sole mission. No girls. No distractions. Keep fit. Eat healthy and practice. College is the last thing on his agenda. It doesn't matter if he makes it to the top. 

Lucy has a passion for needlepoint. Something, she learnt from a very young age and she intends to make a successful business out of it. She has already started her own venture, advertising her unique pieces, on line. In between her mother's needlework shop, her studies and her own needlework projects, she helps her best friend with her chickens. With her father being away, she has taken on the role of looking after her younger brother, Otis. She is spontaneous in her actions, some of which are a little unusual! 

When Lucy takes her brother to the baseball camp, he blames her for his tardiness. With good reasons! Dylan, being his coach isn't impressed and thinks that she is a little scatty, but cute. She thinks that he is cute too but, she doesn't like A type athletes! Best to be avoided. Then, they meet again when on separate outings and, in this instance cannot ignore each other. They rub each other the wrong way and then end up in an unexpected hot kiss. Right! It's time to run. 

Lucy is faced with a family crisis and Dylan finds himself volunteering to look after Otis. This leads to yet another encounter and there is definitely a pull there. Dylan is stubborn and is adamant about his future plans but, Lucy wants to explore what this thing between them might be. It starts off swimmingly, then something goes drastically wrong when Dylan's plan hits a brickwall. His frustration and anger are targeted towards Lucy. Is this the end or can he make amends? 

This is an easy to read fun story. I wasn’t overly keen on Otis' attitude but, the twist at the end is quite refreshing. Dylan is stubborn but lovable, patient and understanding. Quite the hero. Lucy is fun, caring and dedicated to what she believes in. The family dynamics are real. It's a good, light summer read for those of all ages. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley. The views expressed are my personal opinion.





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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.






Friday, July 14, 2017

Religious Mystery Thrillers by Ken Fry - Book Tour and Giveaway






The Lazarus Succession
by Ken Fry

Genre:
Historical Mystery Thriller


AMAZON
UK TOP 10 RELIGIOUS MYSTERY

modern-day suspense thriller with a medieval mystery.

 LEGEND TO SLAUGHTER FOR... 

 TRUTH TO DIE FOR... 


The Lazarus Succession takes readers to the ancient scene of Christ's greatest miracle, to medieval Spain, and back to modern-day Europe. In typical Ken Fry style, nothing is as it seems and a surprise awaits at every turn of the page.

According to legend, Annas Zevi, an artist who witnessed the raising of Lazarus, was told by Christ to paint what he saw. Over the centuries, his completed works has vanished, along with every other painting depicting Lazarus' resurrection. They were rumoured to be sacred
icons with miraculous powers.

International Art Recovery Experts, Broderick Ladro and Ulla Stuart, are hired by a disgraced High Court judge, Sir Maxwell Throgmorton, to locate a long lost medieval painting by Spanish artist Francisco Cortez. Like Zevi, his work is said to be divinely inspired.

Throgmorton's client, a wealthy Spanish Condesa, is terminally ill and the icon is her last hope. She will pay and do whatever it takes to find the missing work of Cortez. 

Unbeknown to the Condesa, Throgmorton seeks to make a vast personal fortune from the discovery of the paintings, and use it to reclaim his place in society. 

Ladbroke and Stuart learns of Throgmorton's deceit and attempts to thwart his plans. As they delve deeper into the mystery of the missing Cortex painting, they discover a secret that changes their lives forever.

Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.

Praise for The Lazarus Succession

"...the supernatural elements, and their effect on the characters, are pure genius. Even an old cynic like me was entranced. The addition of a little historical flavour, in the shape of frequent glances into a beautifully depicted medieval Spain, gives the novel context, and a
timeless magic I found addictive.This is polished fiction of the highest calibre, and I'm more than happy to award 5 stars." - Stuart Kenyon, author

"...this is an excellent novel with many twists and turns, the pacing is perfection, the characters are wonderful and the ending couldn't be better. If you want a riveting tale that will hold you in thrall from the first page to the last, then this is your book." Carol Marrs Phipps, author

"The Lazarus Succession has a great historical and religious foundation combined with a dynamic plot, twists, and turns. Ken Fry knows how to keep the reader's attention and trigger their emotional response."  Lilah E. Noir, author



The Patmos Enigma

by Ken Fry

Genre: 
Historical Mystery Thriller


With the success of his UK Top 10 bestselling religious mystery, The Lazarus Succession, Ken Fry once again crafts a cunning and explosive historical thriller unlike any you've read before.

Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Archaeologist, Joshua Agar makes a stunning discovery when on one of his excavation sites, they unearth an ancient ossuary, untouched since the day it was buried. Evidence and analysis reveals that the contents of the find appear to be the six of the Seven Seals mentioned in the bible's Book of Revelation.

The Seventh is missing.

Meanwhile, a mysterious man has been walking the Earth for millennia. He waits...*amassing knowledge and power, seeking to bring about the one event that would release him from his endless existence. With
the discovery in Tel Aviv, his waiting might soon be over.

Joshua Agar and his team, Professor Simon Rockwell and Dr. Rachel Carver soon realises the significance of their find. An ancient SOCIETY known as The Keepers awakens, and they are after the Seven Seals. For it has been told, that whosoever breaks the seven seals will
have unimaginable power and control over the new world promised through the Second Coming of Christ.

The frantic hunt for the Seventh Seal begins. Through dusty caves, ancient churches, and even within the most secretive vault on earth, they search for clues to the possible resting place of the missing seal.

The archaeologists are not alone. Another ancient secret
brotherhood called the Guardians have long protected the Seven Seals, since the time John of Patmos entrusted to them the Seventh. Using their resources, they attempt to discover the identity of  The Grand Keeper and impede his plans for global upheaval.

As scientists, the archaeologists perceive their discovery as a historical relic and not a religious find. But with the
forces aroused by the unearthing of the artefact, they start to question if there is indeed truth in the story.

The Patios Enigma will take you on a journey of wonders and thrills as it hurtles from dark truths to enlightening revelations as the war between science and mysticism commences.

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Amazon bestselling author, Ken Fry, holds a university Master's Degree in Literature and has extensively traveled around the world. The places and events are reflected in his stories and most of his tales are based on his own experiences. 

He was a former publisher before deciding to retire and devote his full time to writing. He now lives in the UK and shares his home with 'Dickens' his Shetland Sheepdog. 

Fry has published 7 suspense thrillers with more to be released in 2017.

Red Ground, The Lazarus Succession, Suicide Seeds, The Brody Affair, Dying Days, and 2 short stories, Check Mate and Is That You, Jim?

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Scent of Roses (#2 Dark Romeo) Sienna Blake - Book Blitz





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Title: The Scent Of Roses 

Book 2 in the Dark Romeo Trilogy 

Author: Sienna Blake 

Genre: Erotic Romance 

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The sequel to Love Sprung From Hate, Dark Romeo #1.

The game becomes more deadly as the lies get bigger. Risks will be taken, loyalties will be tested, but will Roman and Julianna take the biggest risk of all…giving into their hearts?

*Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is a retelling for mature audiences. Don’t enter the Underworld if you’re scared of the dark.

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My Review 
5 Stars 
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This second instalment picks up right where it left off in the first one. The pace is consistent and doesn't give any reprieve. 

Roman and Julianna continue to struggle with their feelings. Roman is convinced that he is not worthy of Julianna. She can see the good in him but, being a Capulet puts her in a position where she could lose everything and everyone if she is not careful. They try to stay away from each other but, it only takes a look or a touch for the fire to be ignited between them. Whenever they give in to this undeniable attraction, trouble follows. 

Roman is torn between his family obligations and the love of his life. Going against his father could cost them their lives. There are so many obstacles that they don't know whether they are coming or going. When Roman finds himself being pulled further into his father's world, he comes to a decision which could so easily backfire. Besides, it's not the easiest solution! Julianna is more confused than ever with the mix messages. 

This story is heartbreaking and frustrating. The rivalry and hate between the Tyrells and the Capulets are indisputable and the young starcrossed lovers are stuck in the middle. This version of Romeo and Juliet is emotionally fierce and fiery. My heart sank after what transpired at the end. There is no telling on what to expect next. I am looking forward to the grand finale and I do hope that the fates will look favourably on this beautiful young couple. 

I received a complimentary eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 


Sienna Blake is a pen name for a USA Today Bestselling Author. She loves all things that make her heart race — rollercoasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.



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