Ghosts of the Falls Blog Tour

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Date Published: 28th October
Date Read: 27th October
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Synopsis:
Determined to prove she’s fit for the family business, exorcist Jade Clarence knows the assignment waiting in Maine is her last chance. Born into a family of exorcists, Jade’s unorthodox ideas have gotten her into trouble in the past…and cost the life of a client.

After haunting a Maine state park for more than a century, Dutch Hutchinson will do whatever it takes to bring an end to his unfulfilling existence. When an act of arson brings a beautiful exorcist to town, Dutch takes corporeal form in order to spend his last hours in her company.

Jade quickly uncovers Dutch’s true identity and finds herself falling for the man behind the spirit. But when Jade’s legacy threatens their future, they will have to overcome the greatest of odds—life and death.

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My Thoughts:
Usually I don’t get on well with short stories. I never feel like I get to know the characters enough. However Sarah is very good at making you feel like you have know this character for ever. She give a very detailed description of them. their personality as well as their appearance.

i instantly like jade. she was a girl who was different but longed for a normal life. After messing up big time she knew she had a lot of making up to do to her brothers. I felt her pain of growing up in a male dominant environment. I have five brothers myself and was always out numbered.

Dutch, he was a very lonely but sweet man. After haunting the park for such a long time Jade made him feel alive again. He couldn’t think of anyone better to spend his last hours with.

This was a great read which had an excellent ending it I did not see coming. I would love to have a sequel to this to see how the characters are getting on.


Sarah PicAbout the Author:
Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.

Sarah writes for Entangled Publishing.

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Man Candy Mondays #8

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Man Candy Monday’s as I’m sure you are aware is hosted by Blame it on the Rain and The Book Lovers.

It’s this time again and today I really need this to cheer me up. Last week was not a great week at work and I’m really hoping this post will cheer my up and get me ready for the rest of the week.

So I know you are all eagerly anticipating who I have picked this week. It’s Nash from Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screaming Series. Why have I picked Nash? He’s the high school heart throb. And when Kaylee has a’panic attack’ in the club in My Soul to Take (Book 1) he stays by her side and and helps her though it. He then tells her what it really was, because it wasn’t a panic attack. He also helps her learn to control it. 

As well as being the sweetest school heart throb. below are two excerpts from book 1. the first is the very first description we get of Nash and the second is how Kaylee perceives Nash. 

“My gaze settled on the most hypnotic set of hazel eye’s i’d ever seen, an d for several seconds I could only stare, lost in the most amazing swirls of deep brown and vivid green, which seemed to churn in time with my own heartbeat – though surely they were just reflecting the lights flashing overhead” (excerpt from My Soul to Take)

“Nash Hudson would be one of the stars: too hot to look at, too hot to touch and the centre of his own solar system” (excerpt from My Soul to Take)

Now what do I think Nash looks like? 

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What do you think of my casting? Have you read the Soul Screamers series? Who would you cast as Nash? Let me know below. I hope you enjoyed this week’s Man Candy Monday. 

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Miracle on Regent Street

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My rating: 4/5
Date Published: October 2011
Date Read: October 2013
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Synopsis:
Dreams can come true – it could happen to you…For the past two years, Evie Taylor has lived an invisible existence in London, a city she hoped would bring sparkle to her life. But all that is about to change. For winter has brought a flurry of snow and unexpected possibilities. Hidden away in the basement of Hardy’s – once London’s most elegant department store – Evie manages the stockroom of a shop whose glory days have long since passed. When Evie overhears that Hardy’s is at risk of being sold, she secretly hatches a plan. If she can reverse the store’s fortunes by December 26th – three weeks away – and transform it into a magical destination once again, she might just be able to save it. But she’s going to need every ounce of talent and determination she has. In fact, she’s going to need a miracle.

My Thoughts:
This story is set in a classic British department store, which seems to have lost it sparkle. in it’s heyday it was the top store of it’s kind. Everyone loved Hardy’s.  we being on the 1st December and each chapter counts down to Christmas stating how many shopping days are left. I loved this. as each chapter passed my Christmas spirit increased. I absolutely LOVE Christmas and Christmas shopping. this store sounded like the kind of Christmas I used to watch in films. Films like Miracle on 34th Street. 

I didn’t understand Evie at first. she seemed to be stuck in this dead end job and she wasn’t happy. None of the staff knew her actual name and just seemed to see her as someone to unload their problems on. I soon realised that Evie was a bit broken. After her ex unexpectedly dumped her she crumbled. she didn’t know what to do. By fading into the background she attempted to prevent herself from being hurt again. One day she decided she was fed up of being invisible and wanted to be noticed.  

When she hears of the problems with the store and how they have 3 weeks to increase their profits or the store will close she just has to do something. this store means everything to her. When she was a child her parents would take her here every year and these trips meant the world to Evie. She just couldn’t face the thought of Hardy’s not being around any more. So she set about anonymously remaking parts of the store.

I don’t want to ruin the book too much but Evie’s little helpers are the best. I loved each and every one of them. 

This book was excellent. A fantastic example of Christmas Chicklit at it’s best.  It has everything that will make you warm and fuzzy on a cold winter night. This has definately got me in the mood for Christmas.

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Christmas

Red-Christmas-decorations-christmas-22228015-1920-1200SO my favourite time of the year is soon approaching. Yes I’m talking about Christmas. I LOVE it. The food, the parties, the decorations, did I mention the food? Plus everyone is always in a better mood.  And with Christmas comes Christmas books! yes my favourite. I am very excited. So where do I look for my Christmas book news? Chicklit Chloe always has the most up-to-date news. I always get excited at this time of year and Chloe’s site is the first place I go to find all of this years releases. Which Christmas books are you most looking forward to? Personally its I heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk and Christmas at Claridges by Karen Swan.

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I have decided this year that I am going to set myself  a Christmas Reading Challenge. I aim to read a minimum of 4 Christmas books before the end of the year. I have blog tours and a few other books to read before the year is out so I think this is a reasonable target. If i can read more then that will be excellent. Fancy joining in? I’ll be keeping you updated with my progress on my twitter account using #christmasreadingchallenge. signiture

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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So here I was browsing through some of my favourtite blogs when I noticed this challenge. 

We all have those books. We buy them, win them, they’re gifted to us.. Then we put them up on a bookshelf and there they stay, collecting dust, waiting for the time when we’ll finally decide to pick them up..” (Bookish)

I have a big tbr list. I well honestly is HUGE! The problem is everytime I read a good review or synopsis I want to buy the book. Then when certain book sellers *cough* Amazon *cough* have a daily deal, sales etc I just can’t help myself. I think oh it’s only 99p, and with the one-click setting its just too easy. I am hoping to read 20 books that are from 2013 or earlier. If possible I would love to read more but I fear life may get in the way so for now I will set my target at 20  and re-assess throughout the year. 

If you want to join us in this challenge you can sign up here

Bookish will be hosting monthly Read-a-Long prizes for those of you who decide to join in with this. This year you can vote for which books are chosen for the Read-a-Longs.

On the 20th of each month they will post a wrap-up post, on Bookish. Every wrap-up will have it’s unique theme, a mini-challenge, a giveaway and place for you to link up your reviews from this monthFor each review you link up, you will get one entry in a drawing of one book of choice from Book Depository. It’s open to INTERNATIONALS. The giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up! (i.e. the entire month)

All the book reviews you linked up January-November + the ones you’ll link up in December will be entered into a GRAND PRIZE giveaway

I can’t wait to start this challenge and I hope you will join in too. 

Please note that I have now moved to http://chicklitvsfantasy.co.uk/ please join me to see the reviews posted for this challenge. 

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United Authors of Chicklit

final promo art UKFasten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in the upright and locked position. Over the next few days, some of your favourite Chick Lit characters will be jetting across the Atlantic to visit with fictional friends on the other side of the pond. 

The event kicked off yesterday, Monday, 21 Oct.  
On Tuesday, 22 Oct., read about Stella from Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes and Chloe from Lying to Meet You as they travel across the Atlantic to visit each other.
On Wednesday, 23 Oct., it’s time to discover what happens when Emma from The Pollyanna Plan and Kim from Blogger Girl meet. 
On Thursday, 24 Oct., Izzy from Izzy’s Cold Feet and Jamie from Finding Lucas will be taking you on a trip alongside their characters. 
And on Friday, 25 Oct., Kate from Sealed with a Kiss and Pilar from In Need of Therapy will be chatting about their overseas experiences.

Here’s a little sneak peek at the fun, frothy books and sassy gals featured in our international promo, all of which are priced at £2.99 or less: 

Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh BaileyDaytime talk show producer Jamie Ross is beyond fed up with her toxic bad boy turned metrosexual boyfriend. Spurred on by her gang of quirky friends, she goes on a hilarious, at-times disastrous, and totally life-changing hunt to track down the ”one who got away.” But are some loves best left behind? Available on Amazon.com,  Amazon UK  and Kobo

In Need of Therapy by Tracie BanisterHandling the problems of hysterical hypochondriacs, lovelorn neurotics, and compulsive man whores is all in a day’s work for super-shrink Pilar Alvarez. But can she deal with her crazy Cuban family, a trio of unsuitable suitors, and a threat to her practice without ending up on the couch herself? Available on Amazon.comAmazon UK  and B&N 

Lying to Meet You by Anna Garner – Overworked New York fashion girl Chloe Lane has no time for a real relationship, but when her childhood pal asks her to play the part of his girlfriend in order to test a theory, she decides to go for it. The lies start piling up and things start getting crazy. Will Chloe be able to keep it together? Available on Amazon.comAmazon UK and B&N

Sealed with a Kiss by Rachael Lucas – Kate breathes a sigh of relief when she’s dumped at her best friend’s wedding. When she takes a job on the island of Auchenmor, she’s determined to have a year off men, but that’s before she rescues Flora the seal pup with the help of Roddy, her mysterious new boss… Available on Amazon.com and Amazon UK  

The Pollyanna Plan by Talli RolandEmma Beckett has always looked down on ‘the glass is half full’ optimists. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé, Emma makes a radical decision: from here on in, she’ll attempt to see the upside, no matter how dire the situation. Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea? Available on Amazon.com and Amazon UK

Blogger Girl by Meredith SchorrKimberly Long has two passions: her successful chick lit blog and Nicholas, her handsome colleague down the hall. But when her high school nemesis pops onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book and eyes for Nicholas, Kim has to make some quick revisions to her own life story. Available on Amazon.comAmazon UK, B&N and Apple iTunes 

Izzy’s Cold Feet by Sarah Louise Smith – Izzy is engaged to Greg, who is everything a girl could want. The trouble is – all she can think about is the men she loved before she met him. In the week leading up to her wedding day, Izzy is forced to ask herself who she loves the most. And, given the choice, who would she want to spend her life with? Available on Amazon.comAmazon UK and UK Nook 

Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson – TV Producer Stella is over worked, over weight and under fire battling to balance family, career and those weighing scales. In the past she’s always found comfort at the bottom of her mixing bowl but now the most delicious lemon sponge with zesty frosting has no effect. However, life is about to get even tougher… and Stella has to face some truths about herself, her life and her future. Available on Amazon.com  and Amazon UK 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, 22 Oct.

Stella will be on Anna Garner’s blog and Chloe will be on Sue Watson’s blog

Wednesday, 23 Oct.

Emma will be on Meredith Schorr’s blog and Kim will be on Talli Roland’s blog

Thursday, 24 Oct.

Izzy will be on Samantha Stroh Bailey’s blog and Jamie will be on Sarah Louise Smith’s blog 

Friday, 25 Oct.

Kate will be on Tracie Banister’s blog and Pilar will be on Rachael Lucas’s blog 

I cannot wait to read these posts and hopefully fall in love with a new book. I hope you are all looking forward to reading the posts by these 8 fantastic authors this week too. 

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Lucifer SALE

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Holaz Nerdians!

So remember Saturday’s blog tour stop? Well, today I have some really FABULOUS news! From TODAY until THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, LUCIFER (Sons of Old Trilogy, #1) is ONLY 99c/77p on Amazon US, Amazon UK AND Barnes and Noble!! *gasp* *squeal* *clap excitedly*

Yep, that’s right! In honor of Annabell Cadiz’ birthday this week *cough on the 24th cough,* she decided to celebrate by giving a discount to readers on her book 😉 Check out all the intense action, hawt cast of swoon worthy male leads, and kick-butt best friend duo, Zahara and Becca, for just 99c/77p!!

Go get your copy now! Happy reading everyone! *grins*

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Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls.

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.

PRAISE FOR LUCIFER

“I love discovering new authors and can’t wait for more books by Annabell Cadiz, the writing was well crafted, and characters developed nicely with the plots twist and turns that just kept me hooked. This is a paranormal trilogy to look out for and get your hands on it asap!” ~Seeing Night Reviews

“Lucifer  has everything a good book should have: a kick ass heroine with an awesome best friend, hot guys that are seriously full of  hotness, epic fight scenes, and an ending that made me want to demand the author release the second installment  now!” ~Writing, Stuff and Nonsense

“First, I have to say CONGRATS to Annabell on her debut release! She has done a great job at writing a paranormal world where things are not always as they seem. Things go bump in the night and if you’re not careful they will bump into you. I have to say that I was thoroughly immersed in this story and I could not put it down. For all you paranormal lovers out there this is a must read to add to your list!” ~Kaidans Seduction

“It was an action packed adventure that had me on the edge of my seat many times throughout the book. The plot had action, supes, some romance, mystery, kick a**heroines, and an awesome cast of characters all masterfully woven together to give us a story unlike any other I have read. What an ending!” ~Crazy Four Books

“I really enjoyed this book. There is several different paranormal beings you get to see from Fairies, Angels, Witches and more. There is plenty of action going on. You never know when danger is going to appear in this book. I liked all of the characters even some of the bad ones. I will say there is lots of twist and turns and you never know what will happen. The ending I was surprised hugely by and it makes me crave the next book even more. I need to know what will happen next. I won’t give any spoilers but I will say expect the unexpected.” ~Racing To Read

Author Info

Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She is currently attending Trinity International University to attain her B.A. in Psychology. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. Her debut novel, LUCIFER (SONS OF OLD TRILOGY, #1) was published January 2013 and the second book, MICHAEL, will be out Fall 2013 and the third book, NEPHILIM, will be out Spring 2014.

WHERE TO STALK ANNABELL!

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