Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cover reveal: Fallout (The Incorruptibles Book 2) by S.D. Wasley

Fallout (The Incorruptibles Book 2)

by S.D. Wasley

Book Release Date: March 24, 2016

Buy Links

Pre-order now for auto-delivery to your Kindle on March 24, 2016.

Check out the gorgeous cover by artist Jay AheerSimply Defined Art.

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Blurb

Even when love seems unbreakable, it can still be battered, distorted—damaged beyond repair.

There’s only one thing Frankie yearns for these days, and that’s to share the gift that makes Cain so extraordinary. But no matter how inferior she feels, she’s determined to help the man she loves with his secret rescues, hoping that one day she will access a higher power of her own.

The one thing she knows for sure is that nothing will ever come between her and Cain again.

Then a stranger arrives in their midst, disrupting the solid loyalties in Cain’s group. This man has the very thing Frankie needs to unlock her powers, but the price is higher than she could have dreamed.

Can Frankie and Cain’s love survive the fallout?

 Fallout is book 2 in the new adult paranormal romance series, The Incorruptibles, by Amazon Bestselling author S.D. Wasley.

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Be sure to check out SD’s First Incorruptibles  Book, Downfall.

Amazon link: Downfall Currently 99 cents. 

Link to my Five Star review of Downfall Review

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

A Book Giveaway! Come check it out.

I’m giving away a free ebook, signed book marks, and some great postcard illustrations from one of SD Wasley’s books Downfall. Click the link below to find out how to enter.
Downfall is a New Adult Paranormal. New Adult just means the characters are in their twenties. If you like paranormal, then this is a great book for you. Giveaway ends 2/14/16.
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Release Day: Totally Starcross’d – a Shakespeare retelling novella by S.D. Wasley

Happy Release Day SD Wasley!

I haven’t read Totally Starcross’d yet but I’m looking forward to reading it very soon.

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Totally Starcross’d

A Novella by S.D. Wasley

Release Date: February 11, 2016

Summary:

From Amazon bestselling author S.D. Wasley comes a retelling of the timeless tale of Romeo & Juliet.

Blurb

“Why does she have to be Romilly Montague? Any other name on the planet. She’d be just as pretty and cute and clever—just as perfect—but she wouldn’t be Romilly Montague. Then I’d have a chance with her.”

Romilly longs for the freedom to live her own life … but her dad is Alan Montague, hot contender for the job of Governor. And the bigger he gets, the more protective of Romilly her parents become.

Could Julian Capulet’s luck be worse? As if being born into the most conservative family in Verona wasn’t bad enough, the girl of his dreams is the daughter of his father’s biggest adversary in the upcoming election. His embarrassing family—especially his troublemaking younger brother—seem set to totally ruin his chances with Romilly.

For Romilly and Julian it’s never been truer that you can choose your friends but not your family. Will this story end in woe—or can there be a happily ever after for this modern-day Juliet and Romeo?

A modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Buy links

99c on Amazon or free read on Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US and worldwide: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BM44LAC

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BM44LAC

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01BM44LAC

Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01BM44LAC

Excerpt:

I hovered before the Picasso. It wasn’t one of his famous cubist works. It was quite a sad painting of a woman with a child.

“I wonder what made him start experimenting like he did,” came a voice beside me.

“Not sure,” I said, glancing around. A young man was standing a short distance away, gazing at the painting. I made a brief assessment: neat clothes—jeans but dressed up with a jacket. Top knot in his golden-brown hair. I dropped my gaze. Uh, flip-flops? Hmmm, hipster styling, knew about Picasso. Montague supporter for sure.

“You’re missing the debate,” I said.

He gave me a quick smile. “Am I? That’s a shame.”

I laughed. “Dragged here by your parents as well?”

He nodded, losing interest in the Picasso and coming closer. “I was only ever in it for the caviar-topped blinis.” He said this with just the right amount of irony so I knew he meant it but he was also laughing at himself. Cute and smart.

“They certainly know how to cater these political things, huh?”

“Conservatives always cater well. Making a good impression is of prime importance. Campaigning 101.”

I cocked my head. “And the other guy?”

“The other guy should know that the caviar isn’t dolphin safe and the wait staff are underpaid.”

I burst out laughing this time. “I hope you’re joking. I don’t want to be eating something that hurts dolphins, or accepting service from exploited workers.”

He shrugged. “I may have made up the dolphin thing. But you should probably tip the waiter generously.”

I appraised him again. This guy was intriguing. He couldn’t have been much older than my sixteen years but he conversed like a much older man. And now he was closer I saw how cute he was. Dark blue eyes, tanned skin and gorgeous angular cheeks. He investigated my face with similar interest.

“What’s your name?” he asked me unexpectedly.

I didn’t particularly want him to know I was Alan Montague’s daughter after his snappy political commentary of a few moments before. I snatched at the first thing that came into my head. “I am the girl who wanders galleries at night.”

He cracked up laughing this time. “Mysterious, indeed.” He stuck out a hand for me to shake. “Hello, Girl Who Wanders Galleries at Night.”

“Girl Who, to my friends,” I said. “Nice to meet you, Guy Who Came for the Caviar Blinis.”

“Guy Who,” he said, nodding gravely. Then we shared a grin.

Through the glass foyer walls I saw a sight that made me roll my eyes. A leggy blonde was climbing out of a sleek car in front of the gallery. “Oh, god. It’s her.”

He followed my gaze. “Her?”

“Paris Addison. In the Capulet camp,” I explained. “Her dad owns half the coal mines in the state and when she’s not tweeting about her dog or Instagramming her nail art, she’s schmoozing with the conservatives on her father’s behalf. Her dad’s trying to get a major new mine through environmental planning so the Addisons are being pretty friendly with the party most likely to help them out.” I made a face.

I’d meant it as a joke but his face fell slightly. Perhaps he was more serious about politics than I’d realized.

“Hopefully Capulet keeps his ethics in check long enough to get through the election,” he said.

I gave him a dubious glance. “Uh-huh. Let’s  see how that works out.”

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

A Book Giveaway! Come check it out.

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I’m giving away an electronic book of SD Wasley’s Downfall and a stack of goodies, provided by SD, to one lucky winner.  The goodies include copies of the illustrations in her book drawn by the amazing Trevor O’Sullivan.

Downfall is the first book in The Incorruptibles series a New Adult Paranormal Romance by SD.

I absolutely loved Downfall, click HERE to read my review, and I’m looking forward to the second book, Fallout, with a cover reveal coming on February 24, 2016.

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is comment, here on my blog or over on my Facebook Page, and tell me the Best Valentine’s Gift you’ve ever received or would like to receive.  Be sure to include your e-mail address, if you comment on the blog, so I can contact you if you’re the winner.  If you comment on my FB page, I’ll contact you there.

The contest will run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 when I’ll have my youngest child pick a winner.  The e-book copy will be gifted to the winner through Amazon.

Be sure to stop by my Facebook Page and give me a like so you don’t miss out on any giveaways or Book Review News.  Book Reviews – janisf and leisha

You can find SD Wasley on FacebookInternet WebsiteTwitter and Goodreads.

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

As always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf

 

 

 

Thoughts about Blood Kiss (book 1 in Black Dagger Legacy Series)

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Thoughts by Leisha: Five Stars!

Blood Kiss is the first book in a new spin off series, Black Dagger Legacy, by JR Ward.

Blood Kiss reminded me of how the Black Dagger Brotherhood books started out. (Not that I’m complaining of how they are now! I wait, rather impatiently for each new book!) You get an HEA and the glimpses into the Brothers lives are wonderful! Just enough of them to get me over the hump until the next book is released!

Since Black Dagger Legacy is a spin off to JR Ward’s popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series, it is highly recommended you read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series before you start the Legacy series.  And then begin this series after you read, The Shadows.

About Blood Kiss:

“Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. theDhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.
And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated–and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.”

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Reading order: http://www.jrward.com/bdb/

Find JR Ward Here: FacebookInternet

~Leisha 

Desire (Montana Dreams Book 3) by Cait Jarrod

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Desire is the 3rd and final book in Cait Jarrod’s Montana Dreams series.  This is a New Adult novel and recommended for ages 17+.  Each book can be read as a standalone novel but I would recommend reading them in order.  You get more out of each one if you do.

My Five Star Review:

Desire was the last book in the Montana Dreams series and it ended up being my favorite.  I absolutely loved the first book Divine, Matt and Trina’s story, but something about the way Bradley dealt with Cadence in Desire really drew me in.

To me this book had everything:  it had two siblings, a brother and sister, who would move the earth to help each other, it had a main character (Bradley) who decided he was done being pushed away without any answers, and it had a woman (Cadence) dealing with a tragedy that just about broke my heart.  It had self destruction but in the end it had healing as well.

I think the writing in Desire was the best I’ve read by Cait and the ending was absolutely amazing.  It pulled the entire series together, including all the characters, up on Apple’s Peak in the mountains of Montana.  I look forward to reading more by Cait.

 

About the Book:

“Cadence Duvall has a heartbreaking secret. Rather than risk rejection, she pushes away the man who taught her the true meaning of desire. Two years later, her heart still hurts and the guilt remains. She heads to Bluebird Valley, Montana, and her best friend, to bury the memories of a tragedy caused by her careless actions.
After Cadence breaks his heart, Bradley Lovett severs ties with his overbearing parents and takes a position in Florida as a horse trainer at a thoroughbred stable. An urgent phone call from his sister, begging him to help the woman he only wants to forget, sends him to Montana. When Bradley tries to help Cadence face her secrets, he finds forgiveness may be the key to their happiness.”

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The Montana Dreams Series Reading Order:

Divine, #1: November 23, 2015
Destiny, #2: December 14, 2015
Desire, #3: January 18, 2016

To read more from Cait, visit her Website or find her on Facebook.

To read my review of Divine, Montana Dreams Book 1, click Here

To read my review of Destiny, Montana Dreams Book 2, click Here

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~janisf