Remake Blog Tour and Review!!

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Check out my review and the GIVEAWAY below – who don’t love a free book??  Remember, you can NEVER have too many good books :)

Remake by Ilima Todd

**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars!

In the futuristic society of Freedom, people have a choice over everything about themselves in their seventeenth year, for their Remake…their name, their gender, their hair color, their height – literally everything can be changed to fit their liking.  But for Nine, the ninth girl in batch of twenty boys and girls only days away from their Remake, these decisions could not be more difficult.  Not like they were for her best-friend Theron, who’s already picked his name, gender, and trade.

But on the day of her Remake on the way to the Remake Facility, the aircraft she is on crashes, and she is left alone and scared.  She is outside of everything she has ever known – Theron is gone, Freedom is too far away for her to reach on her own, and she is in a strange new world she’s never seen or heard of.  And when the strange people named “Dad” and Kai rescue her on the shore of this new world, everything she thought she knew about the world outside of Freedom is flipped upside down.  She’s pulled into the bizarre things called a “family” – they are born from woman, not made inside a factory, they have struggles, triumphs, and happy times.  They love, hate, and feel…nothing like in Freedom – and Nine begins to wonder if everything she’s learned her past 17 years has been a lie.

I enjoyed this story a lot – there was a little bit of romance, action, and enough sci-fi aspect to keep anyone interested.  It is always so interesting to me to see how our future is interpreted by others – will we be zipping around in little space cars, or will we outgrown our technology so quickly we fail?  I thought that Nine was a very strong character – while not street smart at all, she is willing to learn and see that things aren’t always what they seem.  I also loved how Nine learned about relationships – the different kinds there are, and how they make you feel.  Growing up in a factory with no nurturing or physical affection, Nine grows to enjoy the family aspect – of loving another and being devoted to just them…but is it too late, is she destined to do other things?  You’ll enjoy finding out!

 

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Friday FREE-day – October 17th! Kindle books on Amazon!

Guess what day it is??  IT’S Friday free-day!!  That means it’s more post about some great FREE books for your Kindle or supported device!

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After Math (Off the Subject Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank

Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After.

Before she agreed to tutor Tucker Price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety disorder and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him. Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.

But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?

REDESIGNED (Off the Subject #2) Caroline’s story coming late May

 

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In Between (A Katie Parker Production Book 1) by Jenny B. Jones

Can we overcome our past?

Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she’ll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.

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Meant to Be (The Saving Angels Series Book 1) by Tiffany King

Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display. She can’t help feeling like a defect as her sensitivities have made her socially inept and without any real friends; the one exception being the boy that visits her each night in her dreams.

Krista’s emotions are put to the test when a move to California triggers a devastating change to her fantasy world. The nightly comfort that the boy provides has now become a recurring nightmare as he is taken from her by an unseen force.

Struggling to appear normal, Krista enrolls in a new school and finds it to be nothing like she thought. Her new life is sent spiraling out of control from a strange connection with a boy, Mark, who claims to know all her secrets.

As Krista begins to explore the emotions that Mark evokes in her, secrets about their mysterious past and their predestined purpose threatens to separate them just when they have found each other.

Here are just a few – please note, I have not read ALL of these books, and there the prices are subject to change at any time!  So don’t delay, go get some FREE books today!  Let me know what you think for them!

The Curse Defiers (Curse Keepers Series Book 3) by Denise Grover Swank

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The Curse Defiers (Curse Keepers Series Book 3) by Denise Grover Swank

**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

4 ½ stars!

The last few months of Ellie Lancaster’s life has been a little crazy…finding out that the 400 year old curse was indeed real and inadvertently breaking said curse, dealing with demons that would like nothing better than to send her on a one way trip to hell, having Collin Dailey betray her (after she fell in love with him and their souls were literally bound together), her father sacrificing himself to close the gates of Popogusso…oh, and then there is the gorgeous professor, Dr. David Preston who has stolen her heart.  Yeah, for any normal person, a nervous breakdown should be in their near future.  But not Ellie – she’s a Curse Keeper from the Dare family line, and she is one bad ass girl!

Ellie is just trying to get by – with the occasional demon visit, keeping up with her family’s inn since her step-mother Myra moved away to take her dream job at Duke University, and dealing with her soul being bound to Collin, but her heart belonging to David, she feels like something has got to give.  And when David gets a lead on the sword capable of killing demons, Ellie is convinced she has to see it and the two journey back to Chapel Hill to learn more about it.   But nothing with the curse is easy, and Ellie is once again reminded of just how deeply rooted the curse is in her life, family, and relationships.

Let me start by saying I LOVE Denise!  She is by far one of my favorite authors – I thoroughly enjoy all of her books!  And this one started off the same – I enjoyed it from beginning to end!  But I was left feeling slightly “let down”…that was until I heard there would be more books in this series.  The ending was by no means bad, but I just felt like there was still so much unfinished business, but really, it’s just more Ellie to look forward to!

This story is so creative and such an amazing spin on some tribal beliefs – only in the mind of Ms. Grover Swank could she make a love story/mystery/ fantasy all rolled into one be such an amazing compilation of someone’s life, story, and background.  It was extremely well thought out and executed with a knock-out punch!   Take that Okeus – nothing will ever be easy or expected with Ellie Lancaster around :)

HUNTED by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki – COVER REVEAL!!

HUNTED COVER REVEAL!

Today Abi Ketner, Missy Kalicicki and Month9Books are revealing the cover for HUNTED, book 2 in the Sinners Series releasing in July 5, 2015! Check out the smoking hot cover and enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of BRANDED!

On to the reveal!

 
Title: HUNTED
Author: AbiKetner& Missy Kalicicki
Publisher: Month9Books
Pub. Date: July 5, 2015
Find it: Goodreads
It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.

Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.

Now, Wilson is in charge. But, can he really be trusted? Can anyone?

Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.

Many more lives will be lost.

Many more dreams will be crushed.

Many more fears will be realized.

When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one capture will change everything.

Forever.

HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
 
What readers are saying about BRANDED…
 
“Branded was a riveting and exciting dystopian read that will have you at the edge of your seat. I could not put it down and was entranced by this dark and unique world!” -Ben Alderson, Booktuber at BenjaminofTomes
 
“Fast paced and fun, BRANDED has something everyone will love. Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki have created a unique dystopian romance that’s sure to stand out in today’s market!” -Lindsay Cummings, Author of The Murder Complex
 
“Branded is a fast paced, heart pounding and swoon worthy read that will make you fall in love with this dark and twisted world.” -Sasha Alsberg, Booktuber at ABookUtopia

Connect with BRANDED fans on Instagram at:

#abiandmissy
#Sinnersfandom
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#Lexihamilton

 
 
About Abi and Missy:
 
Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner
once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

Giveaway Details:

 
1 winner will receive a signed copy of BRANDED, Us Only.
 
1 winner will receive an eBook of BRANDED, International.

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Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle Book 1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

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Tortured Souls (The Orion Circle Book 1) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

3 ½ stars!

For teenager Kacie Ramsey, life should be full of fun, high school, and friends – but that’s not the case…as she literally SEES the ghosts of the dead.  In the morning, they are sitting across the breakfast table from her…in the afternoon, they are following her to math class….and in the evening, they hang out on her couch with her.  Not at her request – oh no!  Since her mother left her family saying she just couldn’t handle the supernatural things that were occurring in Kacie’s presence, it left her and her brother distant, and her relationship with her father strained.  Since then, she has tried to push the ghosts away – simply pretending they aren’t there – since no one believes her anyway.

But one evening at a party, the boy she has been crushing on forever, Logan, helps her with an evil spirit that is stalking her…and proceeds to invite her to a prestigious and very secret group called the Orion Circle who deal in all things supernatural – a paranormal research group, they call themselves.  Since Kacie has been having the same recurring brutal nightmare that feel so real she wakes up in a sweat every morning, she figures the group will be a huge help in figuring out WHAT she is, and HOW her “powers” even work.  Well, that and the fact that Logan is part of the group definitely doesn’t hurt either!

So when Kacie and the Orion Group figure out that she is a powerful psychic medium, she begins to understand and come into her own with her powers – with the help of Logan of course, who is a psychic medium as well, she begins to trust herself and her powers.  But when a powerful and evil spirit that bound himself to thirteen children he sacrificed years prior puts Kacie in his crosshairs and chooses her as his new “vessel” when he returns to the earthly world, will it be too late for Kacie – did she learn how to use her gift too late?  Or will Logan and the other Orion Circlers be able to help her send the evil mastermind spirit to the other side, once and for all?

So, first things first…don’t read this before bed – lol!  This is not a “sooth you to sleep” kind of read – in a completely good way!  It’s more of a creepy scary – there’s not really any gore, blood, or guts, but the things that Kacie and the other Orion Circlers happen upon do tend to be on the creepy side.  I think that this is a really good start at a paranormal/ thriller/ romance for Ms. Wheaton – my only complaint is how quickly her and Logan “fall in love” and how quickly her family moves from being completely unsupportive to be in total support of her and all things supernatural.  I really liked Kacie and Logan as characters though – though they had these supernatural gifts, they were still regular teenagers that had the “teen” worries about if so and so likes me, does my hair look ok, etc.  And Kacie is a really strong character and though she may be frightened at times, she overcomes and comes out even stronger on the other side.  Good start to the series – not sure if the ghost stories were for me personally, but I think that this is very appropriate for teens and YAs alike!

Friday FREE-day – September 26th! Kindle books on Amazon!

Guess what day it is??  IT’S Friday free-day!!  That means it’s more post about some great FREE books for your Kindle or supported device!

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Six Moon Summer (#1) (Seasons of the Moon) by SM Reine

Rylie’s been bitten. She’s changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she’s craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn’t figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She’ll be a monster.

 

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All Hallows’ Moon (#2) (Seasons of the Moon) by SM Reine

The good girl has become the big bad wolf…
 
Rylie survived a werewolf bite. She’s moved to her aunt’s ranch to enroll in a new school and continue her life–except now she transforms into a monster everymoon and struggles to control her murderous urges.

Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters–Eleanor, Abel, and Seth–recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her.

Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right–obeying desire or duty?

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Long Night Moon (#3) (Seasons of the Moon) by SM Reine

Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham’s town. The police think it’s a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie’s not the only werewolf around anymore.

It’s up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn’t come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt–not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murders before anyone else gets hurt.

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Gray Moon Rising (#4) (Seasons of the Moon) by SM Reine

It’s been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren’t the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species.
Seth is about to graduate high school when he learns of the final hunt. He secretly plans to save Rylie and his werewolf brother even though he has to play along with the hunters to do it. But Rylie doesn’t want to be saved. She’s already decided to solve her problems with a silver bullet if answers aren’t waiting on Gray Mountain.

One way or another, everything is about to end–whether it means Rylie’s liberation or the end of her life…

Here are just a few – please note, I have not read ALL of these books, and there the prices are subject to change at any time!  So don’t delay, go get some FREE books today!  Let me know what you think for them!

 

Exiled: Kenly’s Story by Sophie Davis

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Exiled: Kenly’s Story by Sophie Davis

**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review**

5 HUGE stars!

Sophie Davis has done it again…pulled us into the world of the Talented and the entire atypical world that they encompass. Though this time around, we get to hear the story of another of the Created – someone that was supposed to be Talia’s protégé back when they were both in TOXIC together…Kenly Baker. And she is a world she is no longer she’s familiar with…London, England – at a time that is instrumental for the Talents or Chromes as they are known in England. Their safety and equality is being brought into question, as the Coexistence Treaty – meant to add a layer of protection for those with Talents – is on the verge of being overturned.

Kenly finds herself in the slums of London, in a frightening world that she isn’t used to – there are new dangers and bone chilling new threats that may be enough to intimidate even a Created such as herself. But when she reluctantly befriends another group of Chromes (Talents) on her journey to lay low and stay off of United’s (the agency that keeps the Talents in line) radar, she learns what relying on someone else is truly about – and maybe realizes a few things about Talia and why she turned “traitor”. Sometimes, there are people worth fighting for – and Kenly has found that in the eccentric group of James, Willa, Riley, and Honora…they’ve been on their own, keeping a low profile so the dreaded Poachers or gangs can’t capture them and sell them into a horrible life of servitude to the “collectors” that gather Chromes like one would collect vases or paintings.

But can Kenly get over her attitude and come together with the lot of friends, or will she run and try to face things on her own? Does Kenly still have some trust left to let them in and help her…perhaps knocking down the walls around her and James’s hearts in the process? Oh goodness, I sure hope so! I am so excited that we got to hear the story from another point of view other than Talia’s – someone without the personal link to TOXIC as Talia did. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Talia and Erik (can’t wait for the next book – eeeeek!), but it was awesome to really get to know someone else that has been effected by being a Created. It was a great story that, of course, ties into the other stories as a whole, but just from Kenly’s shaded POV. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series – another amazing job girls ;-)

Friday FREE-day – September 19th! Kindle books on Amazon!

Guess what day it is??  IT’S Friday free-day!!  That means it’s more post about some great FREE books for your Kindle or supported device!

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Scarlet Night (Behind the Vail Book 1) by Megan J. Parker

Zane’s horrific past is forever etched into his skin.

His anger and pain overcome his body and turns him into the beast he’s come to accept himself as.
But, is there a way to save himself from the beast he has become?

Especially when the anger makes him feel complete…

****

Serena can’t let go of the past, and, in the spectral embrace of her murdered lover, Devon, she has little reason to…

Until Zane arrives on her doorstep (and blows it into splinters).
However, she can’t deny the true desire she feels in Zane’s strong embrace.
Will she be able to resist Zane’s mysterious allure, despite her own budding passion?

Especially when the passion makes her feel complete…

****

As their personal pasts continue to haunt them,
the future for them and their clan grows evermore in
jeopardy of the malicious schemes of a familiar force.
Can an untamable beauty finally submit to her destiny,
and can a slaughterous beast be swayed of its catastrophic nature?

Or will the lover and the fighter be doomed to lose themselves amidst the chaos?

 

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Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery/Romance Series Book 1) by Jana DeLeon

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.

Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow down Helena one bit.

DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

 

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Wild-born (Psionic Pentalogy Book 1) by Adrian Howell

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A psionic war.

When young Adrian Howell discovers he possesses powerful telekinetic abilities, he is plunged into a sinister world of warring paranormal factions and terrifying government organizations. Adrian must discover what really happened to his missing sister. But to do this, he will first have to find his place among fugitives like himself, and protect the life of a deeply scarred child who can speak only through her mind… a child who will change Adrian’s life forever.

Here are just a few – please note, I have not read ALL of these books, and there the prices are subject to change at any time!  So don’t delay, go get some FREE books today!  Let me know what you think for them!

Hush (A Lakeview Novel, # 1) by Stacey R. Campbell

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Hush (A Lakeview Novel, # 1) by Stacey R. Campbell

**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

4 stars!

This light and breezy read about 17 year old Blakely Henry who just may or may not be a long lost princess to the Tamuran throne was charming and witty.  It touched on all the right notes and gave the reader a little bit of everything – romance, betrayal, mystery, and laughter – all in all a great combination for the intended audience!   The characters are fairly well developed, but seeing as they are teenagers – they of course have some naivety about them that comes off as enduring.

Our heroine Blakely is extremely likeable and funny, just like any typical teen – and Max Ryder, the adorable Scottish gent that is investigating if Blakely is the missing heir to the Tamuran throne, is dependable, smart, and quick witted – even  if he’s completely predictable in his immediate attraction to Blakely.   A great CLEAN book that would be enjoyable for middle school aged kids to adults alike – who knows, maybe you’re really a long lost princess too!