Blog Tour – Review & Audio Excerpt: The Sparks by Kyle Prue

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Sparks, book one of the Feud Trilogy, by Kyle Prue and narrated by Jon Eric Preston. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Audiobook Cover SparksAudiobook Title: The Sparks
Series: Feud Trilogy, Book One
Author: Kyle Prue
Narrator: Jon Eric Preston
Publisher: Cartwright Publishing⎮2017
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes
Audio Release Date: Feb. 24, 2017

Honor does not bend. A will of iron does not break. Victory lies within the ashes.
The Vapros, the Taurlum, and the Celerius: three dynasties bound by an ancient promise, and given superhuman abilities to protect the city of Altryon from the dangerous world beyond its walls. The Vapros have the ability to teleport and turn their enemies to ash, the Celerius have super speed and the ability to heal from any wound, the Taurlum have skin like steel and godlike strength. Centuries of petty infighting have turned the families against each other, resulting in a secret war. A powerful emperor now rules over all, as the families have weakened by massive casualties.
Sixteen-year-old Neil Vapros desperately wants to become an assassin, to please his hyper-critical father. After failing his first mission, Neil learns that a sinister new force has awakened. This mysterious new power threatens to shatter the established order and threaten the lives of everyone in Altryon – regardless of their family name or allegiance.

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Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: Lurk by Adam Vine

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for Lurk by Adam Vine and narrated by Kevin Meyer. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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lurk3Audiobook Title: Lurk
Author: Adam Vine
Narrator: Kevin Meyer
Publisher: Lilydog Books | 2017
Genre: Horror
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes
Audio Release Date: Jan. 16, 2017

Some secrets should stay buried….

College student Drew Brady never wanted the power to spy on his friends. But late one night, he finds a box of old Polaroids buried under his house that can change to show him whatever he desires, and Drew finds himself with the power to watch the people around him without them ever knowing.

Yet as Drew falls deeper into the rabbit hole of jealousy and despair, he begins having strange visions of the students who lived at the house 20 years ago and the gruesome fates they met after moving out. He finds evidence of a stalker who may be living on the property. The line between reality and nightmare blurs. Drew realizes there is something under the house that is manipulating him through the pictures, an eldritch, not-quite-dead thing that will drive him to do unspeakable evil if he doesn’t look away….

A blistering horror story, Lurk is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

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Monday Mini: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


29939230Book Title: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Published: February 21st, 2017

Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.


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Blog Tour – Review: The Cavanaugh House by Elizabeth Meyette

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Cavanaugh House by Elizabeth Meyette and narrated by Amy McFadden. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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22102557Audiobook Title: The Cavanaugh House
Author: Elizabeth Meyette
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Publisher: Elizabeth Meyette⎮2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes
Audio Release Date: Mar. 28, 2016

When Jesse Graham unlocks the door to the deserted house she inherited from her Aunt Helen, she doesn’t realize she’s unlocking secrets that had lain dormant for years. Reeling from a broken engagement to acclaimed musician Robert Cronmiller, Jesse wants to leave the city where her name is linked to his in all the society pages. Her best friend Maggie, aka Sister Angelina, convinces her to take a job at a private girls school in the pastoral Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Anticipating a quiet, revitalizing life in her aunt’s deserted house, Jesse is instead thrown into a maze of danger. Questions about her aunt’s death lead Jesse to investigate events surrounding it and the people involved, but she uncovers a web of deceit that reaches far beyond the occurrences of over two decades earlier. Still dejected from her broken engagement, Jesse finds it difficult to trust anyone, even her self-absorbed mother. Joe Riley is irresistible, but secrets obstruct involvement with him until Jesse can solve the secrets of the Cavanaugh House. Someone doesn’t want those secrets unearthed and will stop at nothing, even murder, to keep them hidden.

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Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: The Good Spy Dies Twice by Mark Hosack

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Good Spy Dies Twice and narrated by Mark Hosack. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Good Spy 3DAudiobook Title: The Good Spy Dies Twice (Bullseye Book One)
Author: Mark Hosack
Narrator: Mark Hosack
Publisher: Wide Awake Audio⎮2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes
Audio Release Date: Jan. 19, 2017

Jake Boxer, an investigative journalist, and the host of the conspiratorial news show Bullseye is in serious trouble. Not only is his soundman murdered by Russian intelligence agents while reporting on a secretive New World Order, but his network cancels his show, leaving Jake humiliated and spiraling into a deep dark depression.

Years later, a condemned murderer, who claims he was abandoned by the CIA, and who starred in an early episode of Bullseye, is finally executed for killing two supposed Soviet spies back in the 1970’s.

Jake Boxer, still trying to piece his life back together, is on his honeymoon in a posh ski resort in the Alaskan mountains when he gets word of the inmate’s execution . . . and the old killer’s final words: “The good spy dies twice.”

Those five words, seemingly meant for Jake, draw the ex-reporter from his forced retirement and into a complex and deadly global conspiracy involving his newlywed wife, the secretive New World Order, and the hotel’s hundred or so “guests.”

Everyone is a suspect.

Described as James Bond in a Stephen King novel, THE GOOD SPY DIES TWICE is the explosive first book in the Bullseye Series. Part spy thriller, part whodunit, this fast-paced novel introduces an exciting new hero, the intrepid, conspiratorial journalist, Jake Boxer.

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Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for Timekeeper by Tara Sim narrated by Gary Furlong. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Timekeeper3DAudiobook Title: Timekeeper
Author: Tara Sim
Narrator: Gary Furlong
Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes
Audio Release Date: Feb. 14, 2017

Two o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father but the boy he loves, forever.

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Book Tour – Review: May Cause Love by Kassi Underwood

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Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperOne (February 14, 2017)

In this powerful memoir, a fiercely honest and surprisingly funny testament to healing after abortion, a young woman travels across the United States to meet a motley crew of spiritual teachers and a caravan of new friends.

At age nineteen, Kassi Underwood discovered she was pregnant. Broke, unwed, struggling with alcohol, and living a thousand miles away from home, she checked into an abortion clinic.

While her abortion sparked her ìfeminist awakening,î she also felt lost and lawless, drinking to oblivion and talking about her pregnancy with her parents, her friends, strangers-anyone.

Three years later, just when she had settled into a sober life at her dream job, the ex-boyfriend with whom she had become pregnant had a baby with someone else. She shattered. In the depths of a blinding depression, Kassi refused to believe that she would ìnever get overî her abortion. Inspired by rebellious women in history who used spiritual practices to attain emotional freedom, Kassi embarked on a journey of recovery after abortion-a road trip with pit stops at a Buddhist ìwater babyî ritual, where she learns a new way to think about lost pregnancies; a Roman Catholic retreat for abortion that turns out to be staffed with clinic picketers; a crash course in grief from a Planned Parenthood counselor; a night in a motel with a ìMidwife for the Soulî who teaches her how to take up space; and a Jewish ìwild womanî celebration led by a wise and zany rabbi.

Dazzling with warmth and leavened by humor, May Cause Love captures one womanís journey of self-discovery that enraged her, changed her, and ultimately enlightened her.

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Review: Eric Olafson, Space Pirate by Vanessa Ravencroft

33142375Audiobook Title: Eric Olafson, Space Pirate
Author: Vanessa Ravencroft
Publisher: Inkitt
Release Date: Mar. 11, 2017

It’s the year 5021 and the Milky Way Galaxy is teeming with life and exotic species. The majority of the known civilizations have formed a multi-cultural mega organization called the United Stars of Galaxies. This Union is protected by the brave men and women of the United Stars Space fleet against external threats.

Eric Olafson, born and raised under harsh conditions of the traditional and inward looking society of Nilfeheim, left his planet to fulfill his dreams of becoming a Starship captain.

When Eric gets kidnaped by an unknown organization and brought to Sin4, he slowly starts to discover his central role in an ancient conflict of cosmic proportions.

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Blog Tour – Review, Audio Excerpt: A Human Element (Element Trilogy #1) by Donna Galanti

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Welcome to my blog tour stop for A Human Element, book one of the Element Trilogy, by Donna Galanti narrated by Chase Bradley. You can see the rest of the blog tour below!

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00075]Audiobook Title: A Human Element (Element Trilogy #1)
Author: Donna Galanti
Narrator: Chase Bradley
Publisher: Auspicious Apparatus Press⎮2017
Length: 10 hours 8 minutes
Audio Release Date: Jan. 10, 2017

Evil comes in many forms…

One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next.

Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite in her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a madman, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together.

But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his, and she has two choices—redeem him or kill him.

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Monday Mini: A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab


20764879Book Title: A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Published: February 23rd, 2016

It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.

Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.


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