Saturday, February 20, 2016

Blog Tour: Escape to Eden, by Rachel McClellan

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When seventeen-year-old Sage wakes up in a hospital with no memories, her only clue are the words written on her hand. With a deadly disease threatening to wipe out mankind, Sage must find out who she is and why most people would kill to get their hands on her--before it's too late. This fast-paced, futuristic thriller is a spine-tingling read!


Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was... 


Escape to Eden is a futuristic sci-fi. I'd classify it as something distopian, as it is a future world after everything has been changed by the government, or humanity itself.

The story follows a teenage girl named Sage, who is trying to figure out what is so special about her. After waking up in a strange hospital, she encounters many variations of the human species, and comes to the wrong conclusion: That's she's unremarkable and far from special. However, as the story goes on, she begins to realize just how special she is. Of course, that's not easy when she's dodging modified humans and danger at every step of her way to a place called Eden. Only there can she be safe.

When I first started reading this book, I admit I was thrown off a little by the fact that it's written in first person present tense. Not many writers can pull that off without making everything sound campy, disjointed, and just wrong. Usually, when I read something in that style, I get thrown out immediately. Not so with this book. It grabbed me after the first few sentences, and hasn't let go yet. (I'm still reading it)

The characters are memorable. The world Rachel has built is as amazing as it is disturbing. I definitely hope society doesn't take this route. The pacing is... let's just say that it won't let you go. 

One small confession, at the end, I couldn't help but cry. And I seriously hope there's a sequel because I really want to know what happens next.

So, I am definitely giving this book five stars. I'm sure I will want to read it again and again.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine's Blitz Day Twelve: The Captive by Julie Coulter Bellon


Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications–something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire?

Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father’s enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she’ll do anything to bring her home–including walking into the enemy’s lair. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he’s the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late? 


Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website 

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Facts About the Author:
  1. Readers would be surprised to know my writing desk where I write all my books is in my kitchen.
  2. I have always wanted to skydive, but I’m afraid of heights.

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Top Ten Fun Facts About Julie Coulter Bellon

1. I have eight children.
2. I met Princess Diana when I was twelve years old.
3. I have traveled to seven different countries and seventeen U.S. states
4.  I taught a Journalism class for fourteen years. My favorite excuse from a student for not doing their homework over the weekend was that they had contracted Mad Cow disease on Friday, but were miraculously cured by Monday, so they couldn’t get it done.
5. I am Canadian and have a weakness for Canadian chocolate.
6. I love to read historical romance.
7. My favorite TV show is Castle.
8. I’m learning to play the bagpipes.
9. I hate olives.
10. I like to pencil draw and work with charcoals.
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Blitz Day Eleven: Where Shadows Dwell by Julianne Kelsch

Julianne Kelsch is an author and freelance writer who picked up the pen after the birth of her second child. A mother of four, she believes words have a special kind of magic all their own. With a word you can open the heart or break the soul; you can breathe life into love or distinguish the final flame. For her, reading is a place to experience worlds unseen and lives never lived; writing is the place to create them.


For Lily Frost, love is a double edged sword. She craves it, she needs it, but the asking price for love may be her life.
After her mother's apparent suicide, Lily receives a terrible warning: leave California or run the risk of death. Afraid for her life, she flees. Her only hope for safety lies with her father, a man who abandoned her when she was five. But while she searches for him, she discovers love and safety in the arms of James Prescott.
James is a man tormented by his mother's unsolved murder. More than anything he wants to see her killer lifeless, lying in a shallow grave. When Lily enters his life, he realizes that he hasn't been living. Lily shines for him, a light that finally pierces the darkness. For the first time in years, he feels hope. Their relationship blossoms and Lily discovers that she is worthy of love. However, she soon realizes that the safety she craves and the love she's found may be short lived.
The past James carries and the life Lily left behind collide, throwing the couple into the path of the murderer. Secrets long buried come to surface and threaten to destroy everything. Will they face their demons together or will they let the past tear them apart?

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I closed my eyes, breathing in the heavy scent of flowers, immersing myself in the gardens completely.
“This place is amazing.”
“I hoped you would like it.”
“I love it."
James pulled me into him, holding me against his chest.
“I’m glad you do,” he said, his breath saturating my hair. He kissed me softly then reached down and picked a white lily. “The lily means more than purity," he said, pressing it into my hand. “It also means the return of happiness.” He smiled, gently caressing my bruised cheek with the backs of his fingers. “Having you in my life has returned my happiness, Lily. I was a fool not to see it before, with your father.” He pressed his forehead against mine, eyes closed. “You’ve given me my life back.”
And you’ve give me mine, I thought. In more ways than one.
 And here are some great Q&A's with the author!

4. The Best thing about writing is... you get to be many different people and experience a million different worlds. I thought reading was fun, but I didn't know how cool writing could be!
5. When I am not writing, I like to... play the piano, read, lay out on my deck and soak in the sun, or watch a really good story on netflix. I pick apart the stories now, and pay attention to the writing. I find it fascinating.
6. I am working on... an epic fantasy trilogy. This fantasy doesn't involve elves, hobbits, or any super mythical creatures, but there is a bit of magic and I'm having a lot of fun writing it. The first draft of the first book is done. Next step: a very thorough edit.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Blitz Day Ten: Broken Deeds, Broken Hearts by Cinday A Christiansen


At the age of fifteen, Carly Sue McCluskie ran away from the family farm to escape her abusive great uncle Ezra and the torment of her classmates only to end up homeless on the streets of Salt Lake City. Eight years later, she reluctantly returns to oversee Ezra’s estate and is not surprised to learn someone killed the old codger. What she didn’t expect is someone attempting to kill her.

Seth Wakely and his family have been feuding with the McCluskies for a lifetime, but that doesn’t stop him from helping a neighbor in need. Seth is as surprised as a pig laying an egg when he learns someone in their little country town might have killed Ezra and now Carly Sue’s life is in danger.

Seth finds himself torn between protecting her and the bitter memories of the past, including what he did to Carly Sue. Good thing he can send his Border collie, Jewel, over to protect her.

Will their Hatfield and McCoy relationship continue, or will Carly Sue and Seth be able to conquer the anger which corrals them and, instead, learn to love?


Bestselling author, Cindy A Christiansen, has combined her love of dogs with her joy of writing to create an award winning combination. Her novels always include canine characters both in the pages and on the cover, an extension of the credit she gives to her extraordinary rescue dogs for their part in helping her overcome numerous challenges. In a reciprocal gesture for their love and devotion, a portion of the proceeds from her books are donated to assist abandoned and abused dogs.

She lives in Utah with her loving husband, two creative children with autism, and a pack of rambunctious dogs.

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1.     When I am not writing, I like to restore antique wind clocks from the 1800s.

2.     I am working on a story involving a Bernese Mountain dog, the ski patrol and criminal recyclers. 

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Seth felt air swish toward his face as whoever threw another punch. This time, he ducked and dove toward the outline of the person. It didn’t take much to knock the person to the ground. And by the touch, it didn’t take long to realize it was Carly Sue…at least a woman, as he felt her soft damp skin and curves and smelled her musky, spicy, perfumed skin. She smelled of pure romance, and it caught him off guard. It certainly wasn’t anything he had ever smelled in this house before.

“Is that you, Carly Sue?” For good measure, and maybe a little pleasure, he continued to explore her curves in the dark.

“Do you mind?” She shoved him away. “And, don’t call me Carly Sue. It’s just Carly,” she said in an angry tone, struggling against him.

It was her all right.

She scrambled to her feet, a lock of moist hair slapping him in the face.

“What are you doing here this time?” she asked.

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