June 3, 2013

Soul Taken: Release Week Blog Tour

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!

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I am kicking off the countdown to the release of my debut novel on June 4th with a blog tour!! Each day from now until next Tuesday the following blogs will be hosting me for the day to promote Soul Taken, the first book in The Life After trilogy, published by Carina UK. This is truly a humbling experience and I hope you will join me for the ride. Check out each blog for your chance to win a copy of Soul Taken or a $50 gift card to an online book retailer of YOUR choice. Spread the word through Twitter by using  #SoulTaken in your tweet or changing your profile picture to the Soul Taken cover. Enter below and follow along with the tour, counting down to June 4th!!
6/4: Release day!! Several blogs will be promoting Soul Taken, I will post them here!

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April 18, 2013

Amazing news

Hello again! It's been quite some time since I've been on the blog. I just wanted to share some amazing news with those of you who are still following the blog or happen to stop by to read one of my reviews.

Last year I went through some rough personal issues and I needed to step back from a few things in my life, blogging included. But from the dark came a shining light and that was... A BOOK DEAL!

I've signed with Carina UK, Harlequin's newest digital imprint, with a YA paranormal novel. I initially submitted for feedback and I got a three-book deal!! This is like a dream come true and I would love for you all to come join me on my path to publication on my new website/blog. Over the years, blogging as brought me closer to my dream and I am so grateful to now share it with all of you.

I thank you for your support and I hope to see you over at my new home!

Thank you,

PS. Here are some of my other social media links:

September 17, 2012


Thanks to everyone who has followed my blog for the past three years. Due to personal reasons I will not be posting on the blog for a while if not indefinitely. I would like to focus more on my writing and other aspects of my life at the moment. I'm not sure if I'm going to come back but I would like to leave the option open. Again you all have been fantastic and I am sad to stop posting but I feel it is the best for me at this time. Thank you again!

Kate & Jess

September 16, 2012

Wife for Hire by Christine Bell: Review

Wife for Hire
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Indulgence) August 18, 2012
ebook: 133 Pages
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Christine Bell's Website | Blog | Twitter
From Goodreads. He needs a wife for three weeks…

Owen Phipps is out for revenge. His mission? To expose the man who stole his sister’s money and dignity. All he needs is a “wife” who can play along. Too bad his last best hope is an actress who tries to mace him with perfume when he offers her the role of a lifetime.

Lindy Knight is a real sap. She loves too hard, feels too deep, and often finds herself saying yes when she should be saying “Let me think about it.” She can’t believe her good fortune when Owen offers her more than enough money to hold off foreclosure until she can find a job. Three weeks at a resort, money she desperately needs, and she gets to help bring a criminal to justice? Score.

It seems easy enough until the first time a couples bonding game turns intimate, and they realize how dangerous their mutual attraction could be. Can they keep their hands to themselves long enough to find the evidence Owen needs? Or are the close quarters more temptation than they can handle?

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker: Review

The Age of Miracles
Publisher: Random House (June 26, 2012)
Pages: 269 Pages
Genre: Science Fiction
From Goodreads. Luminous, haunting, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles is a stunning fiction debut by a superb new writer, a story about coming of age during extraordinary times, about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.

On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, 11-year-old Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.

With spare, graceful prose and the emotional wisdom of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker has created a singular narrator in Julia, a resilient and insightful young girl, and a moving portrait of family life set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.

September 15, 2012

Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger: Spotlight & Giveaway {Bewitching Book Tours}

Genre: paranormal young adult
Number of pages: 192
Cover Artist: Rebecca Weaver
LinksAmazon | Smashwords

Caleb Byrne is a bright high school senior who has enough to deal with between college choices, taking care of his single dad, and dealing with his headstrong girlfriend Joanna and an eccentric set of cousins in California. He was managing to get by until the day he woke up a Cocker Spaniel. Even if it only happens monthly and is more embarrassing than painful, the so-called ability is something that he's anxious to be rid of.

He didn't realize his transformations would drag him into a hidden society of canine and lupine shape shifters as well as a family legacy he hates. To make matters worse, after moving to Los Angeles to learn more about his heritage from his Aunt Moira and his cousin Kalista, Caleb now struggles through life-and-death matters. He keeps angering the werewolves in charge of the shifter world, especially Kalista's boyfriend Peter, the Southern California alpha's son, who also happens to be grade-A sociopath. Worse, Caleb's floundering to keep his secret from Joanna.

While his family offers him some support, they may not be enough as Caleb realizes that the rules in shifter society---number one being don't kill humans---are not so ironclad. Some werewolf out there is leaving a blood-soaked trail across the Midwest and it might just be with the alpha's blessing...

September 14, 2012

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: Review

Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 18, 2012)
ARC: 408 Pages
Series: Raven Cycle # 1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Maggie Stiefvater's Website | | Twitter
From Goodreads.“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

September 13, 2012

The Angel by Tiffany Reisz: Review

The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2)
Publisher: Mira (September 18, 2012)
Netgalley: 400 Pages
Series: The Original Sinners #2
My review of The Siren (book #1)
Genre: Adult Erotica
Tiffany Reisz's Website | Twitter
Purchase Links: Kindle | Amazon
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