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Friday, April 18, 2014

Raising Chaos Blog Tour - Book Review + Giveaway: Raising Chaos (Earthbound Angels #2) by Elizabeth Corrigan

Author: Elizabeth Corrigan
Series: Earthbound Angels
Number in Series: 2
Format: ePub
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Pages: 249
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy















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Synopsis from Goodreads

When good fails, chaos rises to the challenge.

The daily life of a chaos demon is delightfully sinful—overindulging in Sri Lankan delicacies, trespassing on private beaches in Hawaii, and getting soused at the best angel bar on the planet. But when Bedlam learns that the archdemon Azrael has escaped from the Abyss in order to wreak vengeance against the person who sent her there—Bedlam’s best friend, Khet—he can’t sit idly by.

Only one relic possesses the power to kill Khet, who suffers immortality at Lucifer’s request: the mythical Spear of Destiny, which pierced Christ’s side at His crucifixion. Neither angel nor demon has seen the Spear in two thousand years, but Azrael claims to know its location. Bedlam has no choice but to interpret woefully outdated clues and race her to its ancient resting place.

His quest is made nearly impossible by the interference of a persnickety archivist, Keziel—his angelic ex—and a dedicated cult intent on keeping the Spear out of the wrong hands. But to Bedlam, “wrong” is just an arbitrary word, and there’s no way he’s letting Khet die without a fight.

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     Raising Chaos is the sequel to Carrigan's Earthbound Angels series. This time we follow the Demon of Chaos, Bedlam. Bedlam is the best friend to Carrie (now called Khet) and would do anything for her. When Bedlam is out once again fighting off his boredom, he makes a terrible discovery. The demon Azrael that Lucifer cast into the Abyss because of Khet is out somehow. The one thing she has on her mind is revenge. She wants to kill Khet for what happened. Khet, however, is as immortal as the angels and demons. But Azrael has found a way around that. She knows where the Spear of Destiny is and that is the only weapon that can kill her or any of them. Bedlam is not going to let anything happen to Khet, but first, he has to find her.

    Let me start off by saying how much I enjoy these book covers. They're awesome. I really enjoyed Oracle in Philadelphia and this was a super fun sequel. The main reason this was such much fun was due to our main character, Bedlam. Bedlam was a favorite in the first book and he still is now. I just love his personality. He is just all over the place, bouncing off-the-walls crazy, but you can't help but love him. He can be a bit selfish at times, but I just can't hate him. Khet is still running the diner she owns and it is in a bit of a dump. She wants a change of scenery, so she ups and leaves her life behind. Khet runs into a bar for a job, but ends up in a bit of a situation that becomes bigger than she thought. I really like Khet. She is smart and able. I love how far she will go to save those around her. Just like in the first book. It makes you love her more.

    I really love Corrigan's imagination. Her take on the angel and demon world is so creative and fresh. I am so glad she made a sequel so we can revisit that world. Corrigan kept with the rich storytelling. We got the flashbacks which I love. These guys have been around for thousands of years, you know they have a few good stories to tell. I love that we got into the mind of both Bedlam and Khet. Again, Bedlam's monologue is just a riot. He is so much fun, but I love that we see him grow a bit in the book. He goes through his own trials throughout the book. I do love where it ended. I am extremely curious about one character in the book though. I hope it is explained in another book. A character goes through a change (through some violent means) and the book doesn't really explain how. I am dying to know how because it doesn't make sense when it happens to another character, but with a different result. When you read it, you will know what I am talking about.

    This is a great read. It is funny and well-written. The world Corrigan has made is so vast and complex. It makes this book quite the pageturner. Bedlam and Khet are such great characters. They are very easy to root for. I got pretty emotional about them given what takes place. I hope in the next book they will have a romance. Not with each other because they make it clear that they are the best of friends. I love the two of them together, but they both love someone else. I would love to see if it goes anywhere especially between Khet and the Angel of Joy, Gabriel. I am so excited for more, I really hope there is more. I am loving this series. Highly recommended for Urban Fantasy fans.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge Under The Covers Book Blog 2014 Immortal Reading Challenge



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About Elizabeth Corrigan

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters.

She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a purple Smart Car.


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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

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Raising Chaos Blog Tour Schedule

March 28: Review & Guest Post on Tome Tender

March 28: Review on Sarah’s Bookshelves

March 28: Review & Interview on Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict

March 29: Guest Post on Shooting Stars Reviews

March 28, 29, & 30: Double Review, Guest Post, & Interview on The Gal in the Blue Mask

March 30: Review & Guest Post on The Caffeinated Diva

March 30: Review on Living in Our Own Story

March 31: Review on I’m a Voracious Reader

March 31: Guest Post on Big Al’s Books & Pals

March 31: Review & Guest Post on The Bookaholic Cat

 April 1: Double Review on Songs in Squee Minor

April 1: Interview on Manuscripts Burn

April 1: Interview & Guest Post on Toot’s Book Reviews

April 2: Review & Interview on Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews

April 3: Double Review & Guest Post on Mystical Lit Lounge

April 3: Guest Post on Vicky Savage Author

April 3: Review on Quilted Reviews

April 4: Review & Interview on Indy Book Fairy

April 4: Review & Guest Post on Up All Night Novels

April 5: Review & Guest Post on Kentucky Geek Girl

April 6: Review & Interview on Book Geek Speaks

April 6: Guest Post on Melissa MacVicar – Author

April 7: Double Review on Me, Myself, & Books

April 7: Guest Post on The Daily Blog

April 7: Guest Post on Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My

April 8: Double Review on Devourer of Books

April 8: Guest Post on The Happy Booker

April 9: Double Review on Ashley’s Bookshelf

April 9: Review & Interview on Maddy Edwards

April 10: Guest Post on Yelena Casale’s Blog/

April 11: Review on Big Al’s Books & Pals

April 12: Double Review & Guest Post on Lissette E. Manning

April 13: Review on Obsessive Compulsive Reader

April 13: Interview on The IndieView

April 14: Guest Post on Kindred Dreamheart

April 14: Review on Follow the Yellow Book Road

April 15: Guest Post on Kimberly G. Giarratano

April 15: Review, Interview, & Guest Post on Marie’s Reads

April 16: Double Review & Interview on Kelly Smith Reviews

April 17: Review on For Your Literary Pleasure

April 17: Interview on ZigZag Timeline

April 18: Review on Up All Night Novels

April 18: Interview on KBoards

April 18: Review on Offbeat Vagabond

April 18: Fourth Wall Friday on Cabin Goddess


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Storm Bound Book Blast - Series Spotlight + Giveaway: Storm Bound (Grim #2) by Dani Harper



Author: Dani Harper
Series: Grim
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Montlake Romance


Synopsis from Dani Harper
Enslaved for millennia by the masters of the Welsh faery realm, the fierce Celtic warrior Rhys is doomed to wander the earth forever. But when a brave beauty unwittingly breaks the enchantment, he is drawn into a strange new world…and an all-consuming desire.

Sensible Morgan doesn’t believe in magic—until a mysterious being saves her from a fate worse than death, and life as she knows it changes forever. Now the man of her dreams has become flesh and blood, igniting a spark in Morgan’s soul which science cannot explain. But even a love that transcends time may not be strong enough to withstand the power of an ancient curse.

From the best-selling author of Changeling Moon, this stirring novel of passion and magic launches an addictive new series for fans of paranormal romance.

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Author: Dani Harper
Series: Grim
Number in Series: 2
Release Date: March 26, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Synopsis from Dani Harper
From the bestselling author of Changeling Moon, this thrilling and sensual novel adds a new chapter to Dani Harper’s Celtic folklore–themed Grim Series. 
Kidnapped on his wedding day in the twelfth century and forced into a thousand years of servitude by a cold-hearted faery princess, rugged blacksmith Aidan dreams of nothing but revenge on his captor. Then the spell of a beautiful witch awakens him to the present day—and a passionate desire. But to build a future, he must first confront his past…

Modern witch and magic-shop owner Brooke doesn’t think her life is missing anything, until a wayward enchantment lands a brooding medieval blacksmith in her spell room—and in her arms. Yet even after their passion proves to be truly magical, Aidan’s first commitment is to vengeance. Now Brooke must team up with friends and ancient warriors alike—and push her own powers to their limits—to save her love from the wrath of an evil fae.

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About Dani Harper

Dani Harper is a former newspaper editor whose passion for all things supernatural led her to a second career writing paranormal fiction. A longtime resident of the Canadian north and southeastern Alaska, Dani recently ventured south with her husband to rural Washington to be closer to their grown children. She is the author of Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream, and Changeling Dawn, as well as First Bite, a Dark Wolf Story, and Storm Warrior, the first book in the Grim Series

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!



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Bloodgifted Blog Tour - Spotlight + Excerpt + $5 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Bloodgifted (The Dantonville Legacy #1) by Tima Maria Lacoba



Author: Tima Maria Lacoba
Series: The Dantonville Legacy
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace/Self-published


Synopsis from Tima Maria Lacoba

What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning…
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance.
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse.
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.

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Excerpt


Alec,’ I barely breathed.
Don’t show fear,’ he whispered. ‘Remember what I told you.’
His voice had an instant comforting effect. He moved to stand behind me once again and one hand encircled my waist, drawing me close to his body while his other hand gently lifted my chin and angled my head back onto his shoulder.
Okay, here it comes.
I heard his quick intake of breath and felt his heart beat strongly against my back.
Mine beat just as hard. I whispered so low I may have been simply mouthing the words, but I knew he would hear. ‘Will it hurt?’
Just a sting.’ His voice was thick. ‘I’ll make it as quick and painless as possible.
Think of something to distract you,’ he whispered back.
Close my eyes and think of Australia, perhaps? I gritted my teeth and hoped it would be over soon.
I felt his cool lips on my naked shoulder as he made his slow, sensual way along my collarbone towards my neck. Was this part of the Ritual or was he deliberately trying
to distract me? If it was the latter, then it was certainly working!
Then it came—the sharp sting as his fangs penetrated my skin. I let out a faint, brief scream. My back arched which threw my head more deeply into the hard muscle of
his shoulder. I clutched at his arm, Alec’s grip tightened, and the hand, which cupped my chin and jaw, held like a vice.
I was now locked in his powerful embrace and an odd sense of reality settled over me. He was feeding from my body—my blood was being drawn out as he sucked and swallowed and once or twice he shuddered. Then quite strangely, a sense of contentment flooded through me and my breathing evened.
He kept drinking in larger and larger gulps and my sense of peace increased until I floated in nothingness. Then the dizziness hit me—and panic. He was taking too much.
Alec, stop!’ I whispered. ‘Please!’
My dizziness increased and I tugged at his arm in desperation just as his body tensed, his fangs withdrew and his tongue gently licked the wound.
It was over.
Then unexpectedly, he turned my head toward him, placed his mouth hard on mine and deftly parted my lips. I tasted my blood on his tongue and as his kiss deepened a new sensation flooded through me which erased all others—excitement.
Unbidden, my tongue rose to meet his and, almost feverishly, I kissed him back. I forgot the watching guests, my father and my aunt, even Matt. There was only Alec. He filled my senses and, that moment, he was the only thing that mattered. I didn’t want the kiss to end and then, to my embarrassment, my body began to tremble.
My eyes opened as his mouth lifted from mine and I looked straight into a dark purple whorl as Alec stared down at me, his breathing as ragged as my own.


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About Tima Maria Lacoba


My name is Tima Maria Lacoba and this is my first novel.
For the last seventeen years I’ve taught English and History in a high school in southern Sydney. Before taking up teaching I was a practicing archaeologist, working on several digs around the world. Unfortunately, steady contracts in this field were hard to obtain, hence my gravitation to teaching. It was fantastic being able to teach my field to Year Eleven and Twelve students and then take them on overseas excursions to visit the amazing sites they’ve only seen in books.
Two years ago I resigned and surrendered to the itch of writing. After a many years of reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer. 


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