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The Field Trip by R.A. Andrade

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It's been a long while since I read science fiction, not since those old Dean Koontz days when I devoured most of it. This one was a mysterious surprise.

At the start, I couldn't wait for the adventure and the traipse to the New England forest for I know the place is lush and picturesque. But, of course, I had to wind my way first through the botany professor's rather mundane turned lively love life coupled with some angst. There was something that bothered me yet I couldn't put my finger on it until only near the end.

On his way to the research trip, he meets this odd and rather repulsive (in a D.H. Lawrence kind of way) (disturbing) woman and yet something in her rough-around-the-edges ways drew him to her. They then disembark together into an adventure neither of them ever expected.

Neither did I. That's the surprise part. The characters aren't very much endearing at first impression though further on in the book they were given such depths that your heart …

Blog Tour: MORE by T.M Franklin: Excerpt and Giveaway!

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Young Adult Paranormal Date Published: October 4, 2012


Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn't so bad after all. Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn't quite what he seems. In fact, he's not entirely human, and he's not the only one. Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she's not actually normal . . . she's not even just special. She's a little bit more.

Excerpt
“Is everything…

Release Day Launch: HADES by Larissa Ione: A 1001 Dark Nights Collection

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Larissa Ione's HADES! HADES is a novella in Larissa'sDemonica Seriesand part of the 1001 Dark Nights Collection. It is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab the latest installment in this sexy series!
Excerpt: Her luxurious mink-brown wings were gone, sliced off in a brutal ceremony, and with them, her source of power. She totally understood why an Unfallen would cross the barrier between the human and demon realms to turn themselves into True Fallen and gain new wings and new powers. But was the evil upgrade worth it? Cat didn’t think so. 
“Cat!” Azagoth’s voice startled her out of her thoughts, and she nearly dropped the tray of dirty dishes as she looked up to see him striding down the hallway from his office. In the flickering light cast by the iron wall sconces, he didn’t look happy. He also wasn’t alone. Hades, Azagoth’s second-in-command and the designated Jailor of the Dead, was walking next to…

Release Day: Four new titles are out!

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Today's new releases includes brand new series of cozy mysteries and wedding brides as well as family dramas set in atmospheric Louisiana and a Belle Époque apartment in Paris. Happy Reading!



Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson
Kensington Books

When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore café in their new town of Pine Hills, they decide to call it "Death by Coffee," after Krissy's father's most famous mystery novel. Little do they know how well the name fits…

On their very first day of business, Brendon Lawyer huffily takes his coffee…to the grave. It seems he had a severe allergy to peanuts…but how could there have been nuts in his coffee? And who stole his emergency allergy medication?

Fortunately, Krissy's love of puzzles and mysteries leads her not only to Officer Paul Dalton, but also to many of her new neighbors, who aren't terribly upset that the book is closed on Brendon. But one of them is a killer, and Krissy needs to r…

Blog Tour: HADES by Larissa Ione A Demonica Novella: Review and Exclusive Excerpt

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Larissa Ione's HADES! HADES is a novella in Larissa's Demonica Series as part of the 1001 Dark Nights Collection and is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab the latest installment in this sexy series! Amazon US Kindle ** Amazon Paperback ** Amazon UK KindleTitle:HADES (A Demonica Series Novella) Author: Larissa Ione Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance Published: May 26, 2015 Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕  ( 5 cups of steaming hotness!) Review:

So, its another Larissa Ione book, and like always its so awesome I could just throw up. Its terrible this almost giddy feeling this story gives the readers. Positively green with holding all that pent up HAPPINESS just because it exists!  Seriously, HADES is a very welcome addition to the Demonica Series. I have always been curious about the character of Hades and the pairing with Cat was simply fantastic. A series that has been running for long  will always hav…

Release Day: Truly, Madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot

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It's out today! Heat up with a sizzling summer read. Take a trip to the beautiful island of Corfu to witness a Greek wedding and a whole lot of fun. Catch our review soon!

Truly, Madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot
Boukoture

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Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated...

Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn’t and everything fell apart…

Whisked off to the beautiful island of Corfu to plan her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding, Ellen is hoping some time out will help clear her head and heal her heart.

But letting go of her past is not going to be easy.

With Lacey in full on Bridezilla mode, Ellen is soon distracted from her own problems. And when the all-inclusive treats on offer at hotel Blue Vueinclude one gorgeous, brooding Adonis – Yan – Ellen finds him difficult to resist.

But Ellen isn’t looking for love or lust, or anything…

Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman

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Another Alice Hoffman book off the list though it left me a little bit wanting. The American suburbs, where every house looks the same and standing out is much avoided. It was 1950s and one day in a Long Island suburbia, there arrives Nora Silk who appears to be the embodiment of the opposite. Nora is eager to be close to her neighbors but everyone is not so keen.

Behind the neat gardens and nicely painted doors, there lies the secret troubles of its residents. It seems Nora's unwelcome presence stirs upheavals among the neighborhood and it was when things started to get interesting.

Seventh Heaven was a much muted pleasure than Hoffman's other works. Perhaps it was merely a subjective matter, not having lived in the suburbs myself. The smaller dose of magic in it was almost drowned by the placed normality and the realities of its time. Nevertheless, this intimate portrayal allows me to venture into their world and those who could relate to it so much would surely enjoy rea…

Release Day: Summer of Fire by Kitty Pilgrim; The Lost Child by Ann Troup

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Happy publication day to Kitty Pilgrim and Ann Troup. Pick up these novels of mystery and intrigue set in a grand villa up in beautiful island of Capri in Summer of Fire and in a holiday cottage in a peaceful village in Devonshire in The Lost Child. Happy reading!



Summer of Fire by Kitty Pilgrim River Grove Books Summary
When nature takes charge, sparks fly.
On the beautiful island of Capri, a royal princess begins a secret love affair, oblivious to the dangers that surround her. Internationally renowned novelist Kitty Pilgrim chronicles a modern thriller based in the historic volcanic region of Southern Italy. Her characters, archaeologist John Sinclair and oceanographer Cordelia Stapleton, team up once again for a tale of glamour and romance that spans every level of society—from the dangerous criminal underworld of Naples to the jet set of Europe.
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The Lost Child by Ann Troup
Carina UK

Summary

Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. …

Blog Tour: Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE by Penny Reid: Review

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Capture Hypothesis #3
by Penny Reid
Publication Date: May 16, 2015
Also in this series:Elements of Chemistry: Attraction, Heat, CaptureAttraction
Genres:ContemporaryHumorNew AdultRomance
Synopsis:
One week. 
Manhattan apartment. 
Super-hot ex-boyfriend.
…What’s the worst that could happen?
It’s been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke—nine months and five stages of matter. She’s lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak, and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before.
But now Martin is back. And he wants to be friends. But he’s sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn’s pants.
Will Martin re-capture Kaitlyn’s heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends? Or, despite an abundance of chemistry, are some bonds just too unstable to endure?


Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕ (Could seriously not put it down and I wanted more!)
Review:
CAPTURE, the third and final installment in Penny Reid's Elements of Chem…