Monday, July 14, 2014

Book Blitz: Tortured Souls

Tortured Souls (Orion Circle #1)
Release Date: July 2014

Summary from Goodreads:
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.


Excerpt from Chapter One ~ Something Wicked

Deafening music shakes the walls, vibrates the floor, and pounds a rhythmic beat in my skull. Gyrating bodies turn every bit of space into a dance floor. Sweat breaks out on my forehead, and my heart races. Strobe lights flash, teens dance with wild abandon. Shrieking laughter bubbles around me.
“Gotta take a leak!” my dance partner shouts over the music.
He races off, weaving through the thick wall of bodies. Mike or Mick or something—I didn’t catch the name he yelled when he asked me to dance. Doesn’t matter, he wasn’t my type at all. I mean, the guy guzzled beer while dancing. After grabbing a diet soda from a nearby cooler, I’m about to search for my friends when a dark feeling washes over me. My feet refuse to move, and I stand rooted in place.
The once loud music is now hollow in my ears. I gasp for breath, choking on the lack of air around me. Tiny hairs on the nape of my neck rise to attention. Something wicked is behind me. I know I’m the only one here who feels a difference in air pressure. An oppressive weight presses against my skin, making me feel as though I’m underwater. I blink a few times, watching the people around me continue their manic dancing—oblivious to the bogeyman that just entered the room.
Afraid to turn around, I stand my ground, sipping my soda. I pretend I’m unaware of the shuffling noises behind me, sounds I shouldn’t be able to hear over the blaring music. Swaying my hips, I hum along with the music, trying to ignore the ominous presence crushing me.
Whatever it is, I can’t let it know I sense it. Evil pours off it in waves, blanketing the entire room. I close my eyes, willing the creature to go away, return to whatever mausoleum or grave it calls home. Malevolent spirits feed on fear. I must control mine at all costs.
When I open my eyes, I’m gazing into the face of an angel. Not literally, but he may as well be in my book. Logan glances behind me, and I know he sees the spirit. He doesn’t gasp or scream or faint dead away. His golden eyes narrow as though he’s in a staring contest with the specter.
“You’re not welcome here,” Logan says to the presence behind me. He meets my gaze again. “You know it’s there.”
It’s not a question but a statement. I nod, a weak bob of my head, unsure whether this intimate moment with my dream guy is a good thing or not. Meeting over a nasty phantom is not my idea of romantic. And yet I can’t stop staring at the way his blue t-shirt hugs his broad shoulders and chest—how his light brown hair curls around his earlobes. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. For six weeks I’ve wanted out of the friendship box with Logan, but I was hoping for girlfriend, not crazy girl.

“Kassandra,” a voice rasps behind me.

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“Tortured Souls was a wonderful YA read. It was light and enjoyable all the way through. From the romance, to the thrills, this book was fantastic. YA lovers, this is definitely a book you'll want to check out.” ~ Farrah at Imagine a World

“Tortured souls by Kimber Wheaton........ omg!! Great book!!!! This is one you don't want to miss out on.~ Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock

“The plot is wonderfully spooky with just the right amount of suspense and mystery to keep the pages turning.” ~ James Luby– Amazon Reviewer

About the Author
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. She is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review:The Phoenix Rising: Destiny Calls

The Phoenix Rising Destiny Calls

Title: The Phoenix Rising Destiny Calls
Author: Phenice Arielle
Genre: YA
Pages: 510
Format : Kindle
Goodreads Description
Sure, Kay’s parents didn’t think twice about sending her to therapy. 

After all, Kay fully believes that she just narrowly escaped an explosion, watched a handsome co-ed walk through fire for her—oh, and that she battled an extremely skilled foe to the death—all before her 10 AM class! 

They’re just dreams of course, but when this talented NYU student wins a coveted trip to South Africa, she must soon decide whether she's willing to never see her friends and family again to help somehow familiar strangers BRING ABOUT PEACE. 

Now, if Kay can survive the hand-to-hand combat and the one with the ivory dagger who wishes her death, Kay may just become the kind of PEACE seeking hero her classmates would never believe. Kay might even fall in love. 

Of course, our brave girl may instead discover the answer to something she never wanted to know the answer TO: 

What happens… when you die.

My Rating

My Thoughts

Yay I am finally finished with this book. There were so many times that I just wanted to give up but in the end I pushed though and finished it.

Recieved from author in exchange for and honest review.

3.5 Slow but worth the Read Stars!!!!

“Destiny is that which is inevitable. It is something that must and will occur, regardless of an individual's will or desire for it to happen.”

This book is hard to rate. It was a little slow for my liking but in the end it was well worth the read.
This story was all about fulfilling your life's destiny and standing up for what you believe in no matter what the price. 

Kay journeys half way across the world on a journalism trip but instead is kidnapped. She sees and experiences horrors that are undesirable. When she is rescued she finds out the truth about herself and her dreams. During all of this she learns to stand up for her beliefs and herself no matter what the cost will be.

I am so glad that I finished this book instead of giving up on it. I loved watching Kay transform into the woman she was meant to be.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Book Blitz: Collide by Christine Fonseca


Release Date: 07/07/14

What if psychic warfare is real???

Christine Fonseca's latest action-packed, heart-pounding thriller COLLIDE, explores the world of psychic warfare with a new twist!

Summary from Goodreads:

The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.

When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life.

Early Praise:
"Collide is a fast moving, suspenseful thriller full of twists and turns around every bend. An action packed read that will have your heart slamming in your chest and your mind racing until the end."

- Brooke DelVecchio, the Cover Contessa - blogger/reviewer

A peek into the horrific mind of the Architect:
No Mercy
The Architect watched Dr. Tate leave the hospital at 5:00, just like he had every night for the past month. He walked from the elevator to his mid-sized sedan, fumbling for his keys. Sweat dotted his brow, darkening the grey streaks along his hairline. He opened the car and slid inside.
It’s time, the Architect thought. The parking structure was unusually quiet, the air thick with exhaust.  She settled herself as Dr. Tate closed the door. The sound echoed against the cement beams and a nervous smile formed on her lips.
His death would be child’s play to her now. After practicing for last the ten years, she had the technique down. Just picture the blood vessels in the brain exploding and poof, Tate would drop dead from an aneurysm before he knew what was happening. Quick. Easy.
The Architect wanted to believe the lie; was desperate to escape the truth she couldn’t afford to accept—killing took a piece of her soul. Every single time.
Dr. Tate pulled his cell phone and began to speak. The Architect stared, her mind wandering through his thoughts. The Doctor knew about death. Murder. He deserved this; he deserved to die.
His memories merged with the Architect’s, transforming her thoughts into a distant sterile lab.  Experiments. Mice.
And death.
The Architect tried to kill the mice, tried to make their tiny brains explode. But the feelings overwhelmed her—fear mixed with the blinding hot agony that settled behind her eyes as she pictured the rodent’s death. Dr. Tate ordered her to try again. And again. But each attempt brought more of the animal’s pain to her, causing the bile in her stomach to churn and rendering her useless.
Until Dr. Tate had tried a new approach—self preservation. Dr. Tate had strapped her to the chair, injected her veins with a cocktail of cocaine and heroin, knocked her to the ground and unleashed the vermin. Moments passed before they nibbled at her feet, her hands, her face. Hyped up on the mind blowing poison, she’d slaughtered hundreds of mice as they chewed on her bound flesh. She had no choice. Through her own agony, the Architect could see the rodents’ tiny brains lined with blood-filled balloons. She burst them all. The mice screamed as their lives ended with one sharp explosion. It was a sound she’d never forget.
No matter how many more executions she completed.
The Architect had cut herself off from her emotions that day. She’d channeled her anger and hate into something else, something worse. She’d learned to kill.
Are you ready to prove yourself? the Creator asked.
Her memories of Tate and the lab faded in an instant.
I am, the Architect thought as Dr. Tate ended his call and adjusted his rearview mirror. The engine roared to life, echoing through the still-vacant structure. She had little time to complete the mission before he left. The last thing she wanted was to risk collateral damage. 
The Architect’s eyes rolled back and she imagined life from Tate’s perspective. Her vision blurred as she focused on the blue glow of the sedan’s interior dash lights. She forced his fingers around the steering wheel, took a quick breath, and centered her thoughts.
“Your turn to die,” she said to no one.
Dr. Tate slipped the car into Reverse, his foot on the brake. Blinding light split his head in two. Nausea swirled up from his stomach, racing toward his throat as the pain intensified. He gripped his forehead with both hands. Tears welled in his eyes and a strangled gasp came from his mouth. He pressed harder on the pedal as his thoughts shattered into a million pieces. Chaos, terror, agony and regret mixed in equal proportion.
The Architect experienced every moment. Tate’s pain became hers; his regrets, hers. The end came in a single heartbeat. His head fell back and his foot slide off of the brake pedal.  Dr. Tate’s sedan rolled, hitting the large SUV behind him. Alarm bells pierced the silence and reverberated around the concrete grave.
The Architect detached and left his mind.
It’s done, she thought as she opened her eyes. She started the ignition of her own black sedan and drove away.
Good. The Creator left her thoughts.
Her lips turned upward as she maneuvered out of the dark parking structure. The setting sun filled her car with pink and orange light. Long shadows told her the time as she sped off toward the Pacific Ocean, pleased. She had passed the test; she’d killed willingly. Acceptance into the Order wouldn’t be a problem now. Her life would be spared.

The others shared a different fate. 

About the Author
Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

In addition to writing, Ms. Fonseca is a frequent presenter and trainer on subjects ranging from writing to behavior and understanding the unique needs of gifted children. She blogs regularly on many sites and participates in events throughout the country. See the News/Events page for upcoming events.

When Christine isn’t crafting her next book and working with kids, she can be found sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or exploring the world with her family.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Liebster Award

Hi everyone! Sorry for being away for so long. I have had some personal things waying heavy on my heart and mind lately. I hope that now that I have found peace that I can get back on track with everything.

Liebster Award

I would like to thank MadAboutBooks18 at A Book Paradise for nominating me for the Liebster Award.
This award was created to help recognize new bloggers and is passed along from blogger to blogger.
You can click here (Liebster Award) to learn more about this award.

Here are the Rules:

1.  List 11 facts about yourself.
2.  Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked.
3.  Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 300 followers and leave them a comment letting them know they've been nominated.
4.  Ask 11 new questions for your nominees.
5.  No renominating the blog that nominated you!

 So Hear I Go

11 Facts about me:
1.)     I am a mother of 5 beautiful kids
2.)     My hobbies are reading, crocheting and cross stitching
3.)     I am currently a stay at home mom and college student
4.)     I am addicted to facebook
5.)     I have very few friends but the ones I have are true.
6.)     I dream of one day being a Pediatrician
7.)     I love Country music
8.)     My favorite genre of books is paranormal
9.)     I was born in South Carolina
10.)        I love the beach
11.)        My greatest give I was ever given is the love from my babies

Questions from the person who nominated me:

1)        Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to share my love of books with the world
2)        Which one of your favourite characters would you choose to be and why?
Tris Prior from Divergent
I would love to be her because of her courage and her heart.
3)        What is your favorite post to write about?
As always my favorite post is my reviews. I hope to one day get into interviewing.

4)        Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
As of now I have no pet peeves
5)        When did you become an avid reader?
I became an avid reader (well a reader period) this year. My man saw me reading on the computer and decided to get me a Kindle. Since then I have not been able to stop.
6)        How do you organize your bookshelves?
At home I have no bookselves yet but you can always check out my shelves at I am always rearranging them and adding to them according to how I feel.
7)        Do you write stories or books? If so, which authors influence your writing?
No I do not right. Could not write if I wanted to ( I stink at English).
8)        How many book boyfriends do you have?
I have 2 book boyfriends Four from Divergent and Aiden from Into the Veil.
9)        Which fictional character do you most relate to?
So far from what I have read I relate more to vampires because of their passion, their thirst for blood and there protection of their loved ones.
10) What are some of your favourite TV shows and why?
My faviorate TV shows have to be Bones and Law and Order: SVU because of the crime. I also love Supernatural Sam and Dean are so hot.
11.)If you could turn back time to one memory in your life, what memory would you choose and why?
If I could turn back time, I would go back to the day I met my man. The reason is because it was one of the times that I was truly happy.

My nominations:

1.)     Mishma Nixon @
2.)     Jennie Coull @
3.)     Cora Linn @
5.)     Sister Sinister @
6.)     Elle Hinkley @
7.)     Brandy Nacole@

My Questions for my nominees

1.)     Why do you blog?
2.)     Why do you love to read?
3.)     What is your favorite genre?
4.)     When did you fall in love with books?
5.)     Paper back or ebooks?
6.)     Where do you like to read?
7.)     What is your favorite book and why?
8.)     What do you do when you are not reading?
9.)     What about a book makes you choose it?
10.)        What is your favorite movie?

11.)        If you were to write a book what would it be?

Thank You for stopping by hope to be getting back into the swing of thing. See you again soon.