Friday, April 17, 2015

Blog Tour: Arcane Forest Anthology





Today I'm hosting a blog tour stop for the Arcane Forest Anthology, a collection of nine 'first-in-a-series' stories by nine different authors, all within the fantasy genre. Published on March 19th, you can read titles from W.J. May, Chrissy Peebles, C.J. Pinard, Kristen Middleton, Karen De Havin, Kaitlyn Davis, Emma Shade, Kate Thomas and Natasha Brown!

I intend to do a full series of posts about this anthology, but probably not until early summer when I'm blocking out time to visit my ever-growing TBR pile. 

In the meantime, I've got a full listing here of the books included (with some very intriguing titles!) and plenty of information about each of the authors. I'm confident you can find loads of information about each author's series on their websites if you're curious!


Book 1 by W.J. May – Rae of Hope
Book 2 by Chrissy Peebles – Eternal Vows
Book 3 by Kaitlyn Davis – The Golden Cage
Book 4 by C.J. Pinard – Enchanted Immortals
Book 5 by Kristen Middleton – Wicked
Book 6 by Karin De Havin – Jin in Time
Book 7 by Natasha Brown – Fledgling
Book 8 by Emma Shade – Finding Obscurity
Book 9 by Kate Thomas – Resounding Truth

Note: Some of these books are part 1 and may end on cliff hangers.  

 

Author Bios

Kaityln Davis Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family.
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Natasha Brown Natasha Brown was born in Nevada City, California. Being an only child, she resorted to using her imagination while exploring the forest surrounding her home (a nasty habit she hasn't been able to break). Her natural interest in fantasy ignited when her parents read The Hobbit to her as a youth, and from then on anything seemed possible. Once awarded with a Hershey's bar 'the size of a Buick' in her high school English class for creative writing, her passion and interest in literature has never dimmed.
She now lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
Author Links:

CJ Pinard A little about me – I’m a west coast native who has lived on both coasts and now lives near the middle, in Colorado! Coming from a family of writers and editors, I feel writing is in my blood and hope people will lose themselves for a little while in the fantasy and fun of my stories. I also love sweet red wine, the SF 49ers, and unlike most authors, I don’t have any cats. When I’m not writing, I can be found chasing around my kids or working at my day job, which I totally feel interferes with my real life, but it also gives me inspiration for my books, since reality is sometimes way more interesting than fiction. I also love getting notifications that people have sent me an email, added me on (like page) Facebook or (friend page) Facebook or on Goodreads. So stop by and say hi – don’t be shy! I’m not! Email me at: cjpinardauthor@gmail.com
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Karin De Havin Karin De Havin is a historian, turned writer. Karin writes Young Adult fantasies as well as New Adult contemporary stories from her timber frame home in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with a pair of tuxedo cats that like to help her write by jumping on the keyboard, and her pianist husband who occasionally is known to wear a tuxedo and tinker with the keyboard too.
Follow the latest news about new releases at: Karin De Havin website
Karin loves to hear from her readers. Contact her on her Facebook Fan Page.

Emma Shade Emma lives in Indiana with her husband and three crazy cats. She’s currently pursuing a degree in Visual Communications with Photography. When she’s not busy writing her next novel or doing college homework, Emma enjoys curling up with a good book.
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Kristen Middleton Kristen Middleton lives in the Midwest and enjoys writing Horror and Fantasy, as well as Contemporary Romance. Since 2011, she has written over nineteen books, many which have been translated into other languages. Kristen also writes gritty biker stories under the pen name of Cassie Alexandra.
Author Links: Facebook | Amazon | Website

WJ May Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy. Wanita and her husband run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables - particularly jewelry and porcelain (one of the business' website: www.wadeincanada.com ). Her first book, Rae of Hope - from the Chronicles of Kerrigan was a huge success and she's gone on to write many more books. Check her out!
Author Links:
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Chrissy Peebles Chrissy Peebles has always loved reading and writing fantasy from the earliest age she can remember. She lives in a busy city with her husband, two young kids, and three cats. Chrissy also loves to snap photos as her favorite hobby.
Author Links:

Kate Thomas Kate Thomas, is the author of the upcoming Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series and The Resounding Series, an eight-book series, with plans for a few more series in 2015. She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can’t help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy. She writes under the following pen names: L.A. Starkey – Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal Isabella James – Sci-fi/Fantasy
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This tour was organized by Good Tales Book Tours.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Married to a Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford

The Basics:
Married to a Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical Romance
Published March 3, 2015
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

I'm not the biggest fan of 'second chance' romance stories, but Married to a Perfect Stranger sounded like a neat twist. Instead of being a second chance, it's really a first chance for John and Mary, who barely knew each other when they married. I liked the idea of those bland first impressions being, well, wrong.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Broken by Cynthia Eden



Another great cover, another book I couldn't resist. Today I'm hosting a stop on the blog tour for Cynthia Eden's Broken. This romantic suspense, published by Avon, is the first book in a new series - LOST. Released on March 31st, 2015, you will not want to miss this thrilling romance! Stick around for some teasers, my review and a giveaway from the publisher!

Be sure to check out other stops on the book tour, hosted by Tasty Book Tours!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Sebastian's Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen



First, can we take a moment to appreciate the model in the banner? Good, right?  Yeah. 

Today I'm happy to be hosting Sharon Cullen's Sebastian's Lady Spy, the fifth book in her Secrets & Seduction series. From Loveswept, it was released on March 31st. I've become increasingly picky about my historical romance (possibly because I feel like I'm reading so much of it lately), but Lady Spy adds a healthy dash of spy action so it's already ahead of the pack....

You may remember (or not) that I reviewed the fourth book, His Saving Grace, in this series back in January. I thought it was a really unique book, and that made me curious to see what Cullen had in store for us in book five.

Be sure to check out other stops on the book tour, hosted by Tasty Book Tours, particularly because you can find other excerpts!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes


The Basics:
The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical Romance
Book 0.5 in the True Gentlemen series
Published April 7, 2015
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

I've previously enjoyed reading Grace Burrowes as in her Christmas themed historical romance and a serene and satisfying contemporary romance.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fever by Jamie K Schmidt

The Basics:
Fever by Jamie K Schmidt
Loveswept
Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Book Three in the Club Inferno series
Published March 17, 2015
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

I needed something to break up all the historical romances I'd been reading!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives

The Basics:
Wicked, My Love by Susanna Ives
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical Romance
Book Two in the Wicked Little Secrets series
Published March 3, 2015
Source: Received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Why I picked up this book:

I'm a sucker for historical romance.