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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Review of Onyx Webb, book Two


Book Review of Onyx Webb, book Two
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Onyx Webb, Book Two by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc. (July 9, 2015)
Category: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller
Tour Date: June & July, 2016
 ISBN: 978-0990751823
ASIN: B011PUMDKI
Available in: Print & ebook,  228 Pages

 If you enjoyed Book One, you will love Onyx Webb: Book Two! The story gets darker, creepier, and crazier. Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite TV series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

Praise for Onyx Webb, Book One by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Finalist for Cross Genre of the National Indie Excellence Awards "This is an interesting story. I liked how you could follow the different people and just knew that there was more to the story. Onyx keeps adding hints that make it feel like it is linked together. I liked all of the characters; they were descriptive and kept me wanting to find out more about them. I admit that I liked Onyx the best so I loved her story and narrations more than Juniper and Koda’s stories. I see that this is going to be a series and I’m curious to see where it goes from there. 5 stars"- JBronder Book Reviews " I found my new favorite book when I opened the first pages of ONYX WEBB. There is not a dropped thread in this exciting, engrossing, riveting, incredible paranormal, suspenseful, supernatural, mysterious, time-switching, multi-character serial...I realize how Dickens' audience must have felt, hanging on from week to week with bated breath for the newest installment... ONYX WEBB is a story in a class by itself. I can see it becoming a cult classic--and why not? I certainly plan to read it over and over and over again...because in the words of Jacqueline Susann: "Once is not enough."- Mallory Heart Reviews

Praise for Onyx Webb, Book Two by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

"A must read! Onyx Webb Book 2 offers so much to readers. Suspense is so thick readers will go crazy with what will happen next as they follow each of the interesting characters. The characters pop out from the pages and create an air of drama and adventure that will keep readers turning the pages. So many different lives are beautifully woven and created by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz. Book 2 heightens readers intrigue and interest for the next installment by these talented writers I can see Onyx Webb being on TV. This series ranges for readers of all genres. Suspense, thrillers, romance, and even those who like historical fiction reads will love reading Onyx Webb book 2 episodes 4-5-6. I loved reading this novel and look forward to reading future works by both Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz. Overall, I highly recommend reading this brilliantly well-written series."- Danielle Urban, Amazon Reviewer " I raved about the first installment with a five star review. This one is even better and I am completely hooked. I am repeating myself when I say that the writing and pacing are terrific and that all the main characters are very well drawn and realistic Some are very likable and some not. Highly recommended."- James Tepper, Vine Voice

About Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are a married writing team. Most well known for their business fables, they’re professional speakers who teach audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.  The Onyx Webb Series is their first serious dive into fiction. Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Their favorite genres are suspense, thriller, crime and anything of a paranormal nature which is how Onyx Webb turned into a mash-up of all their favorites!

 Website: www.OnyxWebb.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/OnyxWebbSeries Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Onyxwebb Pinterest: www.Pinterest.com/OnyxWebbSeries Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5835138.Andrea_Waltz

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Teddy Rose Book Reviews June 13 Tour Kick off & Giveaway
Books, Books, and more Books            June 14 Review & Excerpt
With Love For Books June 15 Review                                        
Second Book to the Right June 16 Excerpt
Back Porchervations June 17 Review                                                     
Bookishly me June 22 Excerpt
We Love Kink June 23 Excerpt & Giveaway
 SolaFide Self-Publishing June 28 Guest Post
Infinite House of Books July 5 Guest Post
Fang-Freakin-Tastic Reviews July 6 Interview
Lisa's Writopia July 7 Review (Book 1)                          
Lisa's Writopia July 14 Review                          
Lisa's Writopia July 14 Guest Post
Sapphyria's Book Reviews July 18 Ex & Giveaway
Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews July 20 Review & Giveaway
Totally Addicted to Reading July 21 Review & Interview
JBronder Book Reviews July 22 Review                                     
Celticlady's Reviews July 26 Excerpt & Giveaway
Deal Sharing Aunt July 27 Review & Giveaway
Books, Authors, Blogs July 28 Review                                      

Alpha Book Club July 29 Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Excerpt:

Savannah, Georgia

MAY 18, 2010

The bartender at the Forsyth Park Hotel loaded the last of six

cases of alcohol onto a rolling cart, then remembered he also

needed a case of black cocktail napkins and a jar of green olives.

Restocking the bar was one of the many responsibilities of

whomever closed the bar at night.

Then he heard the music.

It was ten minutes after two in the morning, and as far as he

knew, he was the only one in the older section of the hotel. The

cleaning crew didn’t come in until six.

He stopped and listened.

It sounded like someone playing the piano.

The bartender opened the storeroom door and could hear the

music loud and clear. It sounded classical, like some kind of

Brahms or Beethoven piece.

The bartender entered the lounge and looked over at the large

Blasius & Sons piano in the corner—expecting to see someone

playing—but there was no one there.

The piano bench was empty.


But the piano was playing. He could see the keys moving.

Review: 

Fascinating look at the paranormal.  This book will pull you in from the first line and keep you sucked in until you emerge at the end.

I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Book Review of my last love story

Book Review of my last love story
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Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

About the Book:
Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes’s, Me Before You, My Last Love Story is a heartbreakingly romantic tale about the complexities of trauma and whether love can right a wrong.

I, Simeen Desai, am tired of making lemonade with the lemons life has handed me.

Love is meant to heal wounds.
Love was meant to make my world sparkle and spin.
Love has ripped my life apart and shattered my soul. 

I love my husband, and he loves me.
But Nirvaan is dying.
I love my husband. I want to make him happy.
But he is asking for the impossible. 

I don’t want a baby.
I don’t want to make nice with Zayaan.
I don’t want another chance at another love story. 




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Dear Readers, thank you for coming along on the My Last Love Story Blog Tour. Here’s an excerpt to enjoy.

ONE

“Love is a dish best served naked.”
As a child, those oft-quoted words of my father would have me rolling my eyes and pretending to gag at what I’d imagined was my parents’ precursor to a certain physical act. 
At thirty, I’d long ago realized that getting naked wasn’t a euphemism for sex. 
Neither was love.
It wasn’t my father wording the meme just now but my husband. Nirvaan considered himself a great wit, a New Age philosopher. On the best of days, he was, much like Daddy had been. On the worst days, he was my tormentor. 
“What do you think, Dr. Archer? Interesting enough tagline for a vlog? What about ‘Baby in a Petri Dish’?” Nirvaan persisted in eliciting a response from the doctor and/or me for his ad hoc comedy, which we’d been ignoring for several minutes now.
I wanted to glare at him, beg him to shut up, or demand that he wait in the doctor’s office like he should’ve done, like a normal husband would have. Khodai knows why he’d insisted on holding my hand through this preliminary checkup. Nothing of import would happen today—if it did at all. But I couldn’t perform any such communication, not with my eyes and mouth squeezed shut while I suffered through a series of uncomfortable twinges along my nether regions. 
I lay flat on my back on a spongy clinic bed sheeted with paper already wrinkled and half torn. Legs drawn up and spread apart, my heels dug punishingly into cold iron stirrups to allow my gynecologist’s clever fingers to reach inside my womb and check if everything was A-OK in there. We’d already funneled through the Pap test and stomach and chest checks. Like them, this test, too, was going swell in light of Dr. Archer’s approving happy hums. 
“Excellent, Mrs. Desai. All parts are where they should be,” he joked only as a doctor could.
I shuddered out the breath I’d been holding, as the feeling of being stretched left my body. Nirvaan squeezed my hand and planted a smacking kiss on my forehead. I opened my eyes and focused on his beaming upside-down ones. His eyelids barely grew lashes anymore—I’d counted twenty-seven in total just last week—the effect of years of chemotherapy. For a second, my gaze blurred, my heart wavered, and I almost cried. 
What are we doing, Nirvaan? What in Khodai’s name were we starting?
Nirvaan stroked my hair, his pitch-black pupils steady and knowing and oh-so stubborn. Then, his face rose to the stark white ceiling, and all I saw was the green-and-blue mesh of his gingham shirt—the overlapping threads, the crisscross weaves, a pattern without end. 
Life is what you make it, child. It was another one of my father’s truisms.
Swallowing the questions twirling on my tongue, I refocused my mind on why we were here. I’d promised Nirvaan we’d try for a baby if he agreed to another round of cancer-blasting treatments. I’d bartered for a few more months of my husband’s life. He’d bartered for immortality through our child.
Dr. Archer rolled away from between my legs to the computer station. He snapped off and disposed of the latex gloves. Then, he began typing notes in near-soundless staccato clicks. Though the examination was finished, I knew better than to sit up until he gave me leave. I’d been here before, done this before—two years ago when Nirvaan had been in remission and the idea of having a baby had wormed its way into his head. We’d tried the most basic procedures then, whatever our medical coverage had allowed. We hadn’t been desperate yet to use our own money, which we shouldn’t be touching even now. We needed every penny we had for emergencies and alternative treatments, but try budging my husband once he’d made up his mind.
“I’m a businessman, Simi. I only pour money into a sure thing,” he rebuked when I argued.
I brought my legs together, manufacturing what poise and modesty I could, and pulled the sea-green hospital gown bunched beneath my bottom across my half-naked body. I refused to look at my husband as I wriggled about, positive his expression would be pregnant with irony, if not fully smirking. And kudos to him for not jumping in to help me like I would have. 
The tables had turned on us today. For the past five years, it’d been Nirvaan thrashing about on hospital beds, trying in vain to find relief and comfort, modesty or release. Nirvaan had been poked, prodded, sliced, and bled as he battled aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’d been the stoic spectator, the supportive wife, the incompetent nurse, the ineffectual lover. 
And now? What role would I play now?
As always, thinking about our life left me feeling even more naked than I was in the open-fronted robe. I turned my face to the wall, my eyes stinging, as fear and frustration bubbled to the surface. Flesh-toned posters of laughing babies, pregnant mothers, and love-struck fathers hung from the bluish walls. Side by side were the more educative ones of human anatomy, vivisected and whole. The test-tube-like exam room of Monterey Bay Fertility Clinic was decorated in true California beach colors—sea-foam walls, sandy floors, pearl-pink curtains, and furniture—bringing the outdoors in. If the decor was meant to be homey, it wasn’t having such an effect on me. This room, like this town and even this country, was not my natural habitat, and I felt out of my element in it. 
I’d lived in California for seven years now, ever since my marriage, and I still didn’t think of it as home, not like Nirvaan did. Home for me was India. And no matter the dark memories it held, home would always be Surat.
“All done.” Dr. Archer pushed the computer trolley away and stood up. “You can get dressed, Mrs. Desai. Take your time. Use whatever supplies you need. We’ll wait for you in my office,” he said, smiling. 
Finally, I can cover myself, I thought. Gooseflesh had erupted across my skin due to the near frigid clinic temperatures doctors tortured their patients with—like a patient didn’t have enough to suffer already. Medical facilities maintained cool indoor temperatures to deter inveterate germs from contaminating the premises and so its vast flotilla of equipment didn’t fry. I knew that. But knowing it still didn’t inspire any warm feelings in me for the “throng of professional sadists with a god complex.” I quoted my husband there. 
Nirvaan captured my attention with a pat on my head. “See you soon, baby,” he said, following the doctor out of the room. 
I scooted off the bed as soon as the door shut behind them. My hair tumbled down my face and shoulders at my jerky movements. I smoothed it back with shaking hands. Long, wavy, and a deep chestnut shade, my hair was my crowning glory, my one and only feature that was lush and arresting. Nirvaan loved my hair. I wasn’t to cut it or even braid it in his presence, and so it often got hopelessly knotted. 
I shrugged off the clinic gown, balled it up, and placed it on the bed. I wiped myself again and again with antiseptic wipes, baby wipes, and paper towels until the tissues came away stain-free. I didn’t feel light-headed. I didn’t allow myself to freak. I concentrated on the flow of my breaths and the pounding of my heart until they both slowed to normal. 
It was okay. I was not walking out with a gift-wrapped baby in tow. Not today. No reason to freak out.
I reached for my clothes and slipped on my underwear. They were beige with tiny white hearts on them—Victoria’s Secret lingerie Nirvaan had leered and whistled at this morning. 
Such a silly man. Typical Nirvaan, I corrected, twisting my lips. 
Even after dressing in red-wash jeans and a full-sleeved sweater, I shivered. My womb still felt invaded and odd. As I stepped into my red patent leather pumps, an unused Petri dish sitting on the workstation countertop caught my eye. 
The trigger for Nirvaan’s impromptu comedy, perhaps? 
Despite major misgivings about the Hitleresque direction my life had taken, humor got the better of me, and I grinned. 
Silly, silly Nirvaan. Baby in a Petri dish, indeed.


About the Author:


Falguni Kothari is an internationally bestselling hybrid author and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a background in Indian Classical dance. She writes in a variety of genres sewn together by the colorful threads of her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. When not writing or dancing, she fools around on all manner of social media, and loves to connect with her readers. My Last Love Story is her fourth novel.







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Review: 

This story was a unique view of love and what that entails.  Love is different for every person and, as in the case of families, can be shared between several people.  What do you do then when you are a group of friends who all love one another?  Can that stand in the face of two people becoming a couple, and what happens when that group as a whole is threatened?

The story make me laugh, made me cry, and made me think about love and loss.


I give this story 4 out of 5 clouds.


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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review of Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild

Book Review of Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild
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About the Book

Title: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book 2: Wizardry Goes Wild

Author: Sunayna Prasad

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

After months of living a normal life, thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy faces magic again. Only this time, though, she is cursed with it, thanks to an old depressed skeleton named Errol. Alyssa’s time with her godfather, Alex, will never be the same again, as she can perform sorcery, but never control it.

            From letting out enchantments at school to creating outdoor disasters, Alyssa is bound to face consequences. She can only get rid of her powers if she can boost her confidence levels and improve her bravery. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. She must measure those abilities with a special device called a skillometer. Will she be able to get rid of her unwanted wizardry?



Author Bio

Sunayna Prasad is a college student studying art. In her free time, she likes to write fiction. She is also the author of From Frights to Flaws, which is the first installment of the series, Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions. Sunayna lives in New York with her family.
 

Links
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Review: 

This was fun story about what would happen if a normal person suddenly got magical powers that they could not control.  Parts were sweet, parts were sad, and parts were funny.

The only thing that was frustrating was the author uses the word 'respire' for breathing.  It is jarring and interrupts the flow of the story.  Other than this issue, the story was very good.

I give this story 3.5 out of 5 clouds.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Giveaway and Book Review of Cargo

Book Review of Cargo
Sponsored by Fantastic Flying Boko Club

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BOOK DETAILS

Cargo (The Reservation Trilogy, #1)
by Jen Castleberry
Release Date: January 17th 2016
Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis:

The earth has been reduced to a singular continent, governed by extra-terrestrials, collapsed by nuclear weapons residue and wracked with radiation sickness. Only one viable territory remains, and access there is restricted by a mysterious selection process. Everyone hopes to be chosen for transport. Everyone but Cass. 

Seventeen year old Cassidy Hartinger has spent the past eleven years living in a government-maintained bunker. She should be thrilled when a handsome transporter arrives to take her to the Reservation. So why does she feel like he's dragging her, kicking and screaming, straight into the anti-paradise? 

Faced with gun-wielding survivalists and elemental catastrophes, will Cass make it more than two steps out of the bunker? Will her journey to peace and safety in the Reservation turn out to be the most perilous thing she's encountered so far? 

Fast-paced action and a tumultuous teenage romance will keep readers begging for more installments of The Reservation Trilogy!


BOOK LINKS:

Amazon paperbackhttp://amzn.to/1qsgvFZ
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jen Castleberry is a North Carolina native currently based in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a Communications graduate and proud ECU alum. 

When she's not writing, Castleberry works full-time as a Veterinary Assistant at a local animal shelter. 

Her affection for all critters, large and small, comes home with her at the end of each day. She frequently lends her house and heart to homeless animals in need of foster. 

Her own clan of silly creatures include an Akita, a Basset Hound, a Maine Coon, and of course, her active-duty husband.

At twenty-seven, Castleberry hopes to soon realize a life-long dream of writing professionally. 

The first installment of her YA debut series premiered in January of 2016.

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Review: 

            Sort of a cross between a dystopian and post-apocalyptic story, this story has a unique view of humans and the value of people.  The story can be disturbing in the lack of humanization, but it shows a particular fear of a possible future.  The story is told from the point of view of Cassidy, but the way other view her is shown in her reactions and what occurs.

            Some parts of the story can be difficult to follow, but the overall story arc is fascinating.  I look forward to the next book.

            I give this book 3.5 out of 5 clouds.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Review of Trace

Book Review of Trace
Sponsored by Enchanted Book Tours






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TRACE
 
She knows what happens when you die.

Nola Lantry is a tracist: she can sense the particles of energy that are released when the human body expires. It’s a somewhat gruesome ability, but Nola uses it to bring some meaning to her otherwise drab life in upstate New York by assisting the Redfort Police Department on missing person cases. When the richest man in town, Culver Bryant, disappears, Nola finds herself in the middle of a case that is both baffling and increasingly dangerous, the danger appearing in the form of death threats as well as the missing man’s brother, Grayson. Does Grayson Bryant pursue Nola to seduce her or to stop her—and why does Nola feel a connection with him despite her mistrust?








VIBE/SYNC

Barely a week has passed since she solved her last case and Nola Lantri is already involved in several new mysteries—with a couple of people who may be just as unusual as Nola herself.


Part 1: Vibe


Eric Lafferty has returned to Redfort City a little too late for his father’s funeral but just in time to get mixed-up in a mystery that involves Nola Lantri, Grayson Bryant, a dead girl and a missing woman. Eric’s ability to read the vibrational changes in brain waves should be an asset, yet it only seems to make life more difficult for him—and given that he and Nola might be the next victims, things are difficult enough.


Part 2: Sync


Emjay used to steal things—nothing big, just enough to get by—but after a terrible accident changes her life, Emjay has only one thing on her mind: revenge. Suddenly private investigator Nola Lantri appears and questions Emjay about her past—and informs her that the mysterious man she works for has a complicated past of his own. Emjay must figure out the best use of her odd ability to “sync,” a technique intended to help people heal—but one that also can cause a lot of harm. 


Author Bio

Letitia L. Moffitt was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a doctoral degree in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University. Her first novel, Sidewalk Dancing, was published by Atticus Books in November 2013. Her novel Trace—Book 1 of the TraceWorld series—was published by Cantraip Press in March 2015. Vibe/Sync, Book 2 of the series, will be released by Cantraip Press in April 2016. In her spare time Moffitt runs ultramarathons and blogs about her experiences at http://letitiamoffitt.blogspot.com.





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Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Review of The Gift: Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield

Book Review of The Gift:  
     Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield
         Sponsored by Virtual Author Book Tours

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Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

Publisher:  Tirgearr Publishing (April 13, 2016)
Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

ASIN:  B01C5Q899U

Tour Date: May/June, 2016

Available in: ebook,

165 Pages

 Tucker Littlefield is a lair, a thief, a con-man . In an attempt to take advantage of a party thrown by the King, he becomes involved in a kidnapping – the King’s niece, Elizabeth, to be exact. Because of his fear of the dark as well as heights, and a good many other things, he finds himself stabbed and bleeding to death. To save him, a Shaman for the Jonda – Daneba – turns him into a soul bearer for the Kindred. In an effort to find Lizie, Littlefield finds the Norha instead and their leader Tahki - a cannibalistic tribe the lives under a volcano that will leave no stone unturned to find Lizie. Littlefield is blackmailed into her recovery. Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man's understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess... It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope. I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man's soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again - all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken.

Praise for Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

"Magical, is the first word, which came to my mind when I finished this story. Right from the very first page, I found myself totally captivated by Tucker's storytelling of this wonderful adventure. Tucker Littlefield is an amazing character, when reading it I immediately thought of John Carpenter's fisherman storyteller at the beginning of `The Fog' film, where the children gather round as the scene is set... as, when reading it, I felt as if I too was actually there, sitting in the tavern, listening. I cannot praise this book enough; it truly deserves to become a classic, the stuff of legends. As far as I am concerned, it has a fantastic storyline, the author has created some wonderful characters and I believe it would make a brilliant film! I hope we shall be seeing more Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield in the future."-Susan Keefe, Author or 'Fantasy Farm Tales'

 "I really enjoyed The Gift. The author is a fantastic world builder. I really felt transported into a new world with a unique magical system, not some kind of Tolkien knock-off. (so many stories these days are all about wizards and elves and dwarves). The main character, Tucker, was likeable and comical--a real person with human frailties and yearnings-- and an unlikely hero everyone will root for. If you are looking for a fantasy novel that is not a Lord of the Rings rehash, then I think you'll enjoy this one."- Joseph N. Sidari, Amazon Reviewer "This story is a very exciting and fast paced read. You will get wrapped up in the descriptions of the types of people who exist in the world. You will love the uniqueness to the magic. You will also discover that some things are left unknown. I enjoyed it very much.."- Phaedra Seabolt, Author of 'Imperfection'

Tegon MausAbout Tegon Maus

Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife. The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number  of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing. It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told. He was thrilled. If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not.  When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier. He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Tegon Maus

Website: http://www.tegonmaus.com/

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Tour Schedule for Gift : Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus

Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus May 2 Kick off & Giveaway
  Infinite House of Books May 3 Excerpt
  SolaFide Book Club May 4 Interview
Gift: Chronicles Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus  Books, Books, and More Books May 5 Review
  Carole Rae's Random Ramblings May 6 Review
  Deal Sharing Aunt May 17 Excerpt
  Back Porchervations May 18 Review
  Lisa's Writopia May 20 Review & Guest Post
  Father, Writer, Logistical Wizard May 27 Review
  Christy's Cozy Corners June 1 Review
  fuonlyknew June 8 Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway
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Review: 

     Fascinating story about magic, love, and trust.  What makes a hero?  Is it something you are born to or something you choose?  Or does it happen even when or perhaps because you fight against it?  This story explores what makes a hero and what hope is.

     I give this story 5 out of 5 clouds.



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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Review of Rise of the Guardian

Book Review of Rise of the Guardian
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About the book


Title: Rise of the Guardian

Author: LJ Andrews

Genre: YA Fantasy

Abandoned by his family, Killian is given one chance to find answers to his past in a strange, new  realm. The mysterious community protecting the realms promises to reveal what he seeks if he helps find lost relics that bestowed with the power of all realms. Strange abilities soon manifest within Killian, catching the deadly attention of a dangerous secret-society also seeking the relics only to destroy his home realm they view as an abomination. Killian must find the relics before the society or billions of lives will be lost. Killian soon learns sometimes the closest allies are the most devious enemies. 

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Author Bio

L. J. Andrews has been reading since she was five, and writing since she was six. L.J. lives with her husband, three children, two dogs and two pet rats…yes rats, in a small town nestled in the mountains of Utah. She enjoys playing with Legos, Batman action figures, toy cheetahs, making chocolate chip cookies, and of course writing stories when all her little people are sleeping.


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Book Excerpts

Instantly, as they passed through the opening, the air around them felt thick and humid. Killian could feel Mercedes' body move closer into his as the matter around them seemed to threaten their air supply.  The unpleasant feeling was coming to a point that was hard to bear. Coming from behind them they heard the powerful force of the portal suctioning them back toward the opening.

Suddenly the world around them fell silent. The powerful suction ceased and calm surrounded them. Killian and Mercedes seemed to stay airborne for a small moment before falling; their feet crunching onto a steel walkway. Killian groaned as his leg seared in pain. Mercedes cried out when the shining steel splattered with her blood from landing on her injured arm. The fall was only two feet at most, but Killian had been sure he was plummeting to his death. Releasing the breath he had held in the entire time through the portal, he looked around, trying to take in their surroundings.

The sky was different. It was full of brilliant blues, dazzling reds, and radiant greens. All the colors swirled together against a back drop of an ebony universe littered with stars. In the center of the magnificent sky was a glowing orb. It shone brightly and warmed their faces. The same hues of the sky swirled in beautiful patterns in the large, gaseous sun emitting a soft lavender hue. All around them were plants and bright foliage. The flowers that stood out amongst the green plants were tall and brilliant with rainbow patterns along their petals. The plants didn't seem to fit any botanical design he had ever imagined; they seemed to be a cross between tropical and woodland shrubs.

The colorful sky reflected off an enormous building directly in front of them. Killian marveled at the unbelievable structure towering in the center of the magnificent garden. It was one of the strangest buildings he had ever seen, made of glass and beautiful, smooth steel. Huge beams jutted out at unique angles with enormous glass windows randomly scattered between the steel. The building reminded Killian of a block game he had played as a child with the objective to leave the tower standing as long as possible while removing blocks and re-stacking them on top. The large windows created translucent openings between the steel beams causing some concern inside whether the building would topple as the blocks had.  

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