Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Camp Fae Series Books 1 & 2

            The Triskaidek by Basil Sprig (Book 1)

Book Description

Strange things started happening to Alley on her thirteenth day of the thirteenth of her thirteenth year. She’d been planning this day a long time but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine anything like this. In fact things have gotten so strange the only way she can explain it is magic..

Alley not only finds herself a part of a magical world. But if that isn’t crazy enough, she’s actually a fairy! She’s been given a mission by a magical creature who could tell her nothing what so ever about it. Not only does she have to discover the power within herself to solve the mystery and she a magical creature from destruction, but she has to figure out who is friend and who is foe in the world of fairies where some use of their magic is to help others, and some want to use their magic to take over the world. Can she figure it all out before it’s too late?


What an awesome book for kids around 12 and up who want to get into the fantasy paranormal genre.  The Triskaidek was well written, there is mystery, magic and action. I can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to read this book.  Basil Sprig makes the world of the fae fun, interesting and inviting to kids of all ages. I enjoyed reading it and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Alley next! I think the only thing I was not so sure about was the use of the word thirteenth so much in the beginning of the book.
Alley I loved her, she is sweet, caring, independent and a little stubborn. She enters camp fae not knowing she is a fairy on a mission from a special magical creature. She needs to find a way to save this little blue crab and figure out who she can trust along the way.  Not every fairy uses their magic for good and appearances can be deceiving… 

The Pixitres By Basil Sprig (Book 2)

 Book Description

As the fairies of Camp Fae investigate the disappearance of one of Alley Willowwoods’s closest friends, they discover that the entire magical world is on the brink of war. Someone is stirring up the pixie tribes not only ageist one another, but ageist the fairies.

Join Alley as she tries to find her friend and uncover the true villain behind it all in an adventure that takes her across several continents, deep under the sea, and to the other end of our solar system. Alley confronts kidnapping pixie tribes, dragons, and a demonic beast from the underworld and more importantly her own fears as she tries to solve the mystery. Who are these mysterious new strangers that have appeared at Camp Fae and what their intentions are. Who has kidnapped her friend and why? And worst of all, what is she going to do now that she’s inadvertently made an oath of allegiance to one of the pixie queens and quite possibly given her the ultimate magical weapon?    



I really enjoyed book 1 in the Camp fae series but I have to say this one has to be my favorite so far.  There’s something happing right from the very beginning  of the book with Goss calling a meeting and telling Alley her close friend is missing, being kidnapped my pixies and Alley’s not even at camp yet shoot it’s not even spring break its winter still. That’s not all that’s going to happen to Alley.. But I won’t say too much I want you to read it for yourself! 

In this journey Alley and her friends pretty much act alone in this book and not tell Goss or the other older Camp fae councilors. I have to say my favorite part was the dragons! I really got into this 2nd book a lot, I loved the twists and turns also Alley and her friends. Again it’s well written the plot is great and perfect for kids 12 and up. I’d defiantly recommend it to my niece to read or even an adult if you like the fantasy Ya genre.  


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cover reveal

Cover reveal: “Dark Summer” (Book I, Witchling Trilogy by Lizzy Ford

Available mid-August

A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances.  When they meet, it just might cost them their souls.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood.  Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

I love all of Lizzy Fords work I have every book so far and I'm really excited to read Dark Summer, the cover is just beautiful.

An improper Wife by Tarah Scott & KyAnn Waters

       An improper Wife by Tarah Scott & KyAnn Waters


Book Description 

A proper young lady should never attend a Masque...Aphrodite is no lady.

Betrothal to the callous Lord Blackhall painted a future devoid of love. Upon his death, Lady Caroline Wilmont is promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to allow her first taste of desire to be at the hands of a man who would rather have any woman but her. This, her last night of freedom, is to be a memory of lust that she can take with her throughout her loveless marriage. As Aphrodite, Caroline attends a masque determined to find a man to initiate her into the intimacies of erotic love.

Taran Robertson, Viscount of Blackhall, makes no secret that he despises his obligation to marry the Sassenach heiress chosen for him by his father. As a last foray before his wedding, he attends a masque. However, the spirited vixen he meets and seduces has secrets...secrets that just may reveal he’s to have an improper wife.


I loved Caroline she is a bit of a rebel, she was Betrothed to the callous Lord Blackhall until he died and then was promised to the younger brother. Caroline refuses to let a man who would rather have any other women but her be her first, so she sneaks off to a masque determined to find a man. She finds one alright!  Lost in the garden maze she runs in to this Hot sexy man dressed in a kilt.. Well I’m pretty sure you can picture what happens next *Wink Wink* with a night of passion either one of them will forget.

After that night they both cannot stop thinking about one another, but they both know they have a job to do he must merry and so must she. 

Caroline is hiding a secret from her soon to be husband but so is he. With all the secrets and finding out maybe her father’s death was not an accident she will have to tell her husband and find out what happened to her father before they both catch up with her..

I love books set in this point in time and you can never ever go wrong with a sexy man in a kilt! I loved the passion and action in this book, also the Characters and over all plot that will leave you laughing at time the way those to go back and forth. This book is defiantly one I will read over and over again.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop
July 27th to August 1st

The giveaway is international 
(anywhere The Book Depository ships)
If you win you get to pick ONE book from the 
pictures below. 

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M.L. Woolley New Cover

                    Dark Passage by M.L. Woolley has got a new cover! 

I'm in love with the new cover! what do you think? 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review & Interview with Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

       Sacrifice Of Passion by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez 

Book Description 

A tall, dark, single dad Texas rancher finds himself facing more than his stubbornly silent son when the chupacabra, a supposedly mythical blood-sucking beast, starts killing his livestock—and stalking the town’s newly returned veterinary assistant, the sensual woman who ran from the altar and broke his heart twelve years earlier. Determined to purge his sizzling memories of her from his all-too-vivid imagination, he seeks her help to get to the bottom of the disturbing animal mutilations, only to have her break through to his sullen son…and rekindle the love he’d thought was lost forever.

But her refusal to share a terrible secret sends her running straight into the lair of the chupacabra, plunging her back into her worst nightmare, and forcing them both to confront the wrongs of the past in order to stay alive for the future they desperately want.



What a wonderful story filled with passion, Vic is the type of man every women wants, he’s hardworking, tall dark and sexy, Smart and will do anything to protect his family.

Vic & Delaney have a past, they were childhood sweethearts who were planning on eloping but when Vic never showed up something happened that made Delaney run and not look back. 

12 years later fate brings Delaney back at home, they both hold a lot of resentment awards one another and refuse to let the other back into their heart.

When animals are found killed and drained of their blood the farmers get together to figure out how to keep the animal’s safe. Some say it’s a chupacabra, a supposedly mythical blood-sucking beast and it’s not just after the animals it’s also wants Delaney.  

Will Vic and Delaney be able to put the past behind them?  Will Delaney tell Vic the secret she has been hiding for 12 years? So they can have another chance at love?  Or will the chupacabra take from him everything he holds dear.
I loved both main characters Vic just wants to be happy and have a family. Delaney has had terrible things happen to her in her past and she is lost. 

I finished this book in one day I loved it and I could not put it down. The plot, characters everything in this book I loved. It’s a story about learning to forgive for the past and learning to love again. I will defiantly recommend this book to my readers and friends. 

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1.   What led you to write Sacrifice Of Passion? 

Thank you for having me today!   Sacrifice of Passion is the first book in the Deadly Legends Trilogy.  It takes place in the small town of San Julio, Texas, a place that is supposedly cursed.  Killings and the legend of chupacabra are at the center of the story.

My husband is Latino.  The legend of la Llorona was my first foray into Mexican legends.  I found them fascinating! Chupacabra is urban legend, and the little creatures are creepy—perfect for a romantic suspense novel!

2.  What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

One of my favorites is the scene in the little cabin on the West property.  Vic finds Delaney tied up (for reasons I can’t reveal), and it becomes playful, sexy, and ultimately emotional.
As far as sexy scenes go, I think I am partial to the scene in which Delaney finds herself in Vic’s bedroom.  Ooolala!   The climactic scene with the chupacabra and the chase on horseback is another favorite and gives me tingles—still J

SNBR: That is one of my favorite parts also

3. Is there a message in your Book that you want readers to grasp?

I’m all about never giving up and maintaining hope throughout even the toughest obstacles, so I suppose that’s the biggest take away from Sacrifice of Passion.

4.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure!  I’m a writer, of course, a mother, a wife, and the marketing director for Entangled Publishing.  Life is very busy!  I have five kids, ages 9-19, one of which is a girl (the 12 year old).  Life is very busy!  Oh.  I already said that. LOL.
5. When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?

I started writing seriously when my youngest was born.  I’d dabbled prior to that, but was teaching full time and having babies.  When my youngest was an infant, I started meeting with a friend once a week and we’d write and respond to creative prompts.  Before long Lola Cruz was born.  And not long after that, she had a brother, a family, a job, and a love interest.  And from there, I caught the fever!

6.  Do you work with an outline, or just write?

A little of both.  I have a rough outline—or overall plotline—but so much happens organically as I write scenes.  

7.  Are you working on anything right now?

My first paranormal romance, Deceiving the Witch Next Door just came out!  I’ve had a great writing year J  It’s a fun, small town romance and is much lighter than Sacrifice of Passion.  My next Magical Dressmaking Mystery is coming out in October and I’m currently working on the next installment in that series.  And Bare-Naked Lola just came out in May, so I’m brainstorming the plot for the next book in that series.

8.  What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?

It’s always tough when someone doesn’t love your book, and you really do need a thick skin to not let those comments faze you.  Writing and stories are subjective, so realizing that not every story is for every reader is an important lesson.

The best compliment is when (just recently) a blogger said I was in her top five favorite authors, ever!

9.  Your main character is a rancher. Why did you choose this profession, and how did you prepare to write about it?

I live in North Texas and so it felt right that I make Vic a rancher.  It also worked with the chupacabra plot.  I wanted him rugged and tough, but with a strong and deep heart.  Lots of reading, being around family, and just living in Texas in horse country provided plenty of research opportunities.

10.   Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

Agatha Christie, of course, given that I’m a mystery writer.  I spent my high school years holed up in a classroom reading every one of her books!

11.   Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers?

I’m eternally grateful that my stories resonate with readers.  I couldn’t ask for more, and I thank every one of them!

 Also available from Melissa Bourbon Ramirez: Deceiving the Witch Next Door

Storie Bell has a little secret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being a complete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a total nutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and cold the next. 

Reid Malone can’t wait to escape Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps his father hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with the eccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needs from her. 

But Reid’s holding something back. Something big. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you try to deceive a witch…

Bare Naked Lola

Going undercover is second nature for Private Investigator Lola Cruz, but she’s out of her league when the case of a murdered Royals Courtside Dancer leads her to a local nudist resort. Parading around the sidelines of Sacramento’s professional basketball scene in a barely-there cheerleading outfit is one thing—but parading around in nothing but smile? If she has any chance of hiding this from her traditional family and on-again/off-again boyfriend Jack, she’s going to have a lot more than her duct tape bra and killer dance moves to keep under wraps….

Get your copy of Bare Naked Lola at:

Amazon / B&N / Books a million / Book Depository / Powells

 About Melissa Bourbon Ramirez

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas.  She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is the marketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspense titles.

Visit Melissa at her website | Twitter Page | Facebook Home | Goodreads | and Books on the House, a website bringing books and readers together!


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