Saturday, February 23, 2013

Red Madrassa Tour

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Red Madrassa by Terah Edun

A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny...

The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it's almost impossible to attend.

When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.

She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.

Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.

Do they all belong at the new school they call home?


4 Stars

Red Madrassa Is a great book For those who like to read YA Fantasy. The book goes back and forth between 5 different characters Who are all unique and have different stories on how they came to be together. At first it's a little confusing with everything going back and forth but once you get used to it you really don't notice. There's a lot that happens in the beginning of the book do you keep you interested.. Although once things start to pick up you really get interested in the storyline and all the characters. I found a really interesting learning about each one of them and why the ended up where they are now. I'm really looking forward to the second book to see what happens next


Sitara was curious to learn how they all had arrived at the Madrassa. "I know Vedaris and I were in the healer's ward, and I was brought in by a group of guys. But the last two weeks before that is just a blur," she murmured.
Sidimo angled his head as he sat back with a shrug, "How do you know that it's just two weeks that you're missing?"
            Sitara replied, "Clan Feast Day was a bit more than two weeks before, and I remember being out in the night market with my sister. After that everything is fuzzy."
"Fair enough," replied Sidimo."It wasn't that eventful, really. Just before we found you, all I remember thinking is that the mountainside was coming down on us."
" Really, Sidi!" chided Allorna. "There were a few small rocks tumbling down the mountain, that was all. When we rounded the bend, there you were, slumped on the ground."
            "Bend? What bend?".
Shifting anxiously, Maride muttered, "Near the Abbas gate? It's where we came through."
Sitara didn't notice his hesitation, but Vedaris frowned, thinking, Hasn't the Abbas been closed for decades?
"So the three of you came through the gate, and I fell down a cliff?" Sitara asked with exasperation.
"As far as we know, yes," replied Allorna.
            "Why don't we go check out this cliff?" Vedaris suggested.
Sitara cocked her head and said, "You know, that's not a bad idea. Maybe we'll find some clues as to how I got there."
Maride looked as if he were about to be sick.
            "Good point. The Abbas gate isn't that far away," Allorna replied. So they got up—Maride reluctantly—and hiked out of the Citadel, then down through the town, retracing the steps of that fateful journey a few weeks before. They walked quietly, everyone drifting off into their own thoughts.
            When they started up the white path to the ledge, Sitara and Vedaris, who hadn't made that journey before (at least not consciously, in Sitara's case), saw that trees and dead limbs partially obscured the area from prying eyes. When they arrived at the ledge, a trail of disturbed brush and dirt clearly marked the path of Sitara's tumble. She remarked as she looked off to the right, "It looks like this ledge slopes upward. Mind if we follow it for a bit to see where it leads?"
            No one minded, so they did, and soon came upon the Abbas portalway. Making only a few comments, they walked past it, continuing along the upward slope; it was curving back around the village toward the Madrassa. When they turned a sharp corner they found, to their surprise, the very edge of the Ameles Forest. 

Author Terah Edun

Terah Edun is a young adult  fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE,  the first in the Courtlight series.

Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

‘Thunderous’ Blog Tour


‘Thunderous’ Blog Tour

The Book
Daughters of Eden Novel
Book 1
By: J. M. Schroder

What you thought about the BIBLE about to CHANGE. What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing and that she must break the curse that was put in place when Eve sinned.  But first she must find her Aunt and Grandmother.

What you thought you knew about the BIBLE
 is about to CHANGE.
What if you found out you were the granddaughter of the first woman, no not Eve, but Lilith? After 150 years Dika Edens, the oldest of 4 girls each destined to live forever finds out that very thing. She is not sure if it is a curse or a gift from the Gods. All she knows is the man that has informed her of this has way too much guilt on his shoulders regarding her and her past. Chrome is her Guardian but that does not mean he can protect her from everything. He should be the first one to know that - since he is the one telling her that she must save the world.
My name is Dika, I am an American born Hungarian, Polish, Spanish Gypsy with a little bit of something special, born right here in the green state of Oregon, home of the Beavers. History would be changed in a matter of a few words spoken from the man that has been haunting my dreams. My sisters and I need to save the world and if we don't the Universe will cease to exist as we know it.
My name is Chrome Jai, Dragon Guardian to Dika Edens, created to protect her from the evils of the first human woman mother of mankind. I will protect her as she fights to save the humans, but her first assignment will be to make it through the first 48 hours and find her Aunt and her Grandmother.
We will go together to hell and back just to fix the mess of the Gods and man.

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Recommended Age Group
18 years and above    

295 Pages
Schroder & Associates


4/5 Stars
Thunderstorm is a wonderful read that had me hooked within the first chapter. I could not and I refused to put it down until I was finished. This book is fast paced and will keep you on your toes throughout the whole story. Everything you thought you knew about the Bible and Adam n Eve is completely thrown out the door. I loved how it didn't just have 1 God but all of the God's from all of the different religions. Thunderstorm have everything you want to read in a Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance book, dragons, demons, vampires, gods, goddesses and shifters. This book is full of action, suspense and romance that will keep you coming back for more. I know I'm now a huge fan and I cannot wait for the next book! 

Dika and her sisters are direct descendants of Lilith. Her and her sisters must save the world with their guardians and family by their sides they must take on a horrible evil, an evil that will come knocking at the door sooner than I thought and if they don't the universe will cease to exist. 

Character Interview  Dika Edens

Thank you Steph for being here. I did 

not expect anyone over so excuse the 

mess. We have had a rough couple of 

days. But thank you for talking to us.

For everyone that has not read 

Thunderstorm by J.M. Schroder we are 

hosting her character Dika Edens and 

getting to know her a bit better.

Dika, why don’t you start out by telling 

us a bit about yourself, for those that 

haven’t read the book and then maybe 

give some details about you that the 

book doesn’t touch on.

I am a 150 year-old woman that was 

just informed that I must save the world 

from the devil and his wife. I have 3 

awesome sisters one of which….well I 

can’t say…(Pause)(deep breath) anyways 

I just met my Dragon and OMG well you 

will just have to see for yourself. Damn 

he is fine.

How is it having three sisters and being 

the daughter of Lilith all at the same 


Not Daughter she is my grandmother. It 

is great being the big sister. But Hell, 

finding out what I have. It is amazing. I 

love my grandmother. But she had 

plenty of time to tell us what we are and 

what we had to do. But anyways. Let’s 

move on.

Do you ever feel that maybe you could 

have had a normal life and not had to 

worry about saving the world? 

Yes and no. It is hard for a woman that 

doesn’t age to have a normal life. You 

know. Forever and all, people talk.

Tell us about Chrome?

 Why don’t you just take a look he is 

right there. That is all you need to know.

 The rest is between us well when we 

figure it out.

Is there anything that the book doesn’t 

tell us as far your feelings about your 

gift or curse? Your feelings of your 

mother? Of Chrome? Of having to save 

the world itself? 

There is a lot my book doesn’t tell you 

about the curse, because the damn Gods

don’t tell you anything. They keep it to 

themselves until they think it is time to 

tell you.

My mother, well I love her, but so much 

is up in the air right now. We will have 

to see how things work out.

I don’t think it is my responsibility to 

save the world, but the Gods made it my


Chrome well I find him as sexy as hell 

and I feel as if I have known him 

forever, but we are just learning about 

each other. The sex however is fantastic.

What do we have to look forward to in 

book 2?

 Yes you will and a lot of things will be 

answered. But you will have to wait and 


What People Are Saying About It
Completely sucked into this book....and that is no pun towards the vampires involved. Everyone, religious or not, has heard the major stories of the Bible....Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Samson and Delilah. This book is an incredible spin off those stories. 
Main characters Dika and Chrome are amazing. As Dika who views herself as plain an ordinary in comparison to her sisters is adored by her dragon Chrome. Any woman would consider herself blessed and lucky to be described as Chrome describes Dika. 
This book is action packed and now I am thoroughly disappointed that I have to wait for the next installments!" –Jeannie Christo, Goodreads reviewer

“This author is currently one of my new favorites!  Her stories are fast paced and well written.  I had to force myself to put my kindle down in order to sleep!” – Ashlee Vaughn 2012 Goodreads review

“Cool! It’s a great read!!”  Tamara Beard Goodreads reviewer

 December 28, 2012 I was curious, when I 

read the blurb, as to how this spin would be a 

successful PNR, but Ms. Schroder makes it 

work. There are some typographical errors, but 

I was so engrossed in the story that it didn't 

really matter much. The heroine, Dika, grows 

throughout the story and the hero, Chrome Jai, 

is protective and strong... I can't wait to read 

the next book. I didn't get enough of the 

Daughters... I almost wish I'd found 

Thunderstorm after the author had released a 

few more in the series... Can I have more 

please? - Mandymonkey – Amazon Reviewer 


I was lucky enough to read an ARC of 

Thunderstorm (Daughters of Eden) and all I 

can honestly say about it is this:


I wasn't sure what to expect at first...I think we 

are all a little nervous, picking up an author 

we may not have heard of before. Now? Yeah-

 counting my LUCKY STARS!

From the very first pages, J.M. Schroder has 

her fingers into you and you are helpless to 


This wasn't at all what I'd expected. I ADORE 

Dika! She grows and as she learns who/what 

she is, I felt like I, the reader, was right there 

with her.

I would also, RIGHT NOW, like to ask Santa 

to add one Chrome Jai to my Christmas list!

This story is truly an original and honestly, I'm 

not sure five stars is even enough to rate it! 

TEN STARS wouldn't get us half way there!

I'm telling you right now..yeah...YOU! That 

person who is reading this and waffling...make 

the purchase! You will not be sorry you did!!” 

– Lisa Morgan (Beta Reader) Amazon 


Excellent read! A different take on what 

started it all.

Excellent read! A different take on what 

started it all.”  - Pieman1 Barnes and Noble 


“This book is an amazing

 book.  Dragons and Angels who could ask

This book is an amazing book.  Dragons and 

Angels who could ask for more.  And the 

women are the heros.” – Anonymous Barnes 

and Noble Reviewer

The Author

J.M. Schroder

Jennie Schroder lives with her husband and three amazing and energetic children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She studies Court Reporting at Sumner College in Portland, Oregon. Her love of writing took off in her junior high school years in Mrs. Eckert’s Creative Writing Class. Now she is sharing the stories in her head with everyone because there are way too many to keep to herself. If not writing, seeking out readers, interacting and thanking her amazing supporters, or daydreaming about her next story or being a very exhausted mother to 2 young boys and a teenage daughter, Jennie loves most to be playing with her family – indoors and out and reading.



Amazon Author

Smashwords Author

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sugar & Spice Tour

A Love Soul Deep by Amber Scott

A gold locket catches her eye and her heart. Inside the tiny gold frame is a picture of the one man she compares all others to. The one that got away..

Can this locket, one wish, bring back the love she lost?

What Crew would do for Sara, from A Love Soul Deep, for Valentine’s Day...

The thing about Crew is he’s unconventional. He’d rather be in ripped jeans than a suit and tie any day of the week and not because he’s poor or uneducated. Because he doesn’t care what others think. He does however, care very much about what Sara thinks.

Crew didn’t know he loved Sara til he almost lost her. And he almost lost her because of his own idiot behavior. Having a second chance at winning her heart means the world to him. He wants to spend the rest of his life making up for his mistake.

Every day is a chance at this, but Valentine’s Day is special. Sara will never expect what he’s got up his sleeve. Mostly because sleeves aren’t his thing. Let alone having anything up them.

There’s a spot up north his parents used to take him as a kid. Camping gear packed, Crew is taking Sara to his favorite little waterfall right next to a sort of cave in the rocky wall where in late spring, a tiny pool remains. This time of year there won’t be snow, thankfully, but the low temperatures mean packing for it and brand new wool mittens and socks are part of her gift.

There’s an elm not far from the watering hole that his dad carved a heart into once. A week ago, he carved one in, too. “S+C 4-ever.”

Sara gets him like no one else in the whole world gets him. And while he definitely has nerves about it, he’s pretty sure she will love his choice in rings. The large pillow cut amethyst sits in a white gold bed with four small diamond points and a sort of filigree pattern that the lady at the shop said represented the paths we take in life. The ring from an old estate sale spoke to him.

He knew she’d love the ring, actually. The more he pictured it on her hand, the surer he became.

The only question that remained was could he make this the best Valentine’s Day ever because she’d say yes.

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 Only In Time by Kelli McCracken 

Jonah McCabe made a horrible mistake six years ago that cost him his chance at happiness. Then fate interceded.

A last minute favor has him coming face to face with the past. Every beautiful inch of it. Her laughter still echoed in his mind. As did the pain in her voice the day she left.

Can he make things right in a race against the clock or will time continue to work against him?

From Only In Time, what Jonah would do for Ally for Valentine’s Day...

It’s been six years since Jonah and Ally celebrated Valentine’s Day, together... And even then, it was never anything major. Normally the movies. With Cassie tagging along. If he’d listened to his heart all those years ago, he wouldn’t have missed any of those other holidays. Nor would Cassie have continued to accompany them everywhere.

All of that changed this year. He’d see to it. Would do everything in his power to give her a day she wouldn’t forget. Because that’s what love was about. Giving every part of yourself to the other person. To make them laugh and smile for the rest of their life. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Your heart would explode if you couldn’t express the emotions knotting inside it.

Second chances were rare. Just like the magic in the air. Magic that had entered their lives. Maybe the universe was on his side. God knows time never was. But time didn’t matter anymore. Never really had when it came to his love for Ally. That type of love was timeless.

So Valentine’s Day would be special. They’d go up to Tybee Island, the place where it all started. Their last visit here hadn’t left his mind. How could it when he’d discovered her feelings for him had changed. They could walk along the shore, relax on the beach, listen to the hum of the ocean. This time of year, it wouldn’t be as crowded. He didn’t want to share this moment with anyone but her.

He’d wait until the sun started setting before he’d take her to a covered swing. She’d get lost in the waves rolling in. That’s when he’d do it. Serenade her. He had the perfect song, too. Had written it for her many years ago.

And while his fingers strummed his guitar, he’d meet her eyes and sing words only meant for her. Words that revealed how he never wanted to lose her. How he’d always knew she was the one. How a brown-eyed girl stole his heart from the moment he laid eyes on her. Even as a kid.

Then he’d whisper words he’d held in his heart for six long years. Ally...will you be mine?

Author Links:

Buy Link: Only in Time

Sweet Serendipity by Elena Gray

Silence is golden. Honesty...not so much.

Gwen Palmer's saucy mouth gets in the way of her heart's desire...again. Just when she is about to trade her baker's hat for a nun's habit, she comes face to face with her idol, Ethan Reynolds.

Ethan isn't immune to Gwen's loose lips. Nor her quirkiness. And something about her smile tugs at his heart. Will he look beyond her outrageous remarks and see the truth inside? Or will Gwen lose her one chance at true love?

What Sweet Serendipity’s Ethan would do if Gwen were his Valentine...

Ethan’s nerves built on the knot in his stomach. If it grew any tighter, he’d have a constrictor knot. He’d never been this nervous. Had never been this unsure of anything. Then again, he’d never met anyone like Gwen before.

Would she accept his invitation? Hard to say with all the mixed signals she’d sent him over the past few weeks. It had him reeling. He’d never opened himself up to a woman like this. What if she rejected him?

Guess he couldn’t think about that now. He needed to finalize his plans. They’d start with dinner at his place. A crackling fire would accompany hundreds of votive candles. He’d space them out through the room to give it an illuminated effect. Of course, you couldn’t have a romantic setting without music. Nothing too mushy, though. His favorite band Lifehouse would be perfect.

For dinner, he would prepare filet mignon in a garlic sauce with lobster mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. He could make this dish with his eyes closed. That’s not what had him concerned.

Dessert did. It proved to be the greatest challenge. He never questioned his skills in the kitchen, until Gwen. He’d never tasted food as delicious as hers. So he was sticking with something simple, something decadent. Warm molten chocolate cake with a strawberry garnish.

Getting her a gift seemed forward for their first Valentine’s Day date. But this one seemed right. Not chocolates, flowers, or jewelry. For her, this was special.

He’d spent countless hours on the internet, searching for the perfect item and almost coming up empty. Then he’d found it. A picture of Gwen and her grams in front of her bakery. She must have been seven or eight. Her hair in braids. She looked happy and at home.

The package lay wrapped on the coffee table. The bright red satin bow fastened around pale pink paper. Tucked inside was a canvas print, a happy reminder of all the times she spent baking with her grandmother.

At least, he hoped it would bring her happiness. Hoped that one day, he could be the reason she smiled. Maybe she’d realize that he could see past the craziness that spilled from her mouth. All he needed was this one night to prove how hard he’d fallen for her.

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The authors of these wonderful books will be giving away ebooks to one commenter at each stop so make sure you leave a comment and check out the other stops on the tour as well!  

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Love is Lethal Cover Reveal


T hey Love me enough to give me L ife. 
Imagination is key in any romance. Most romantics will agree that the right   gesture, as simple as can be, is enough to win them over. In this collection, I share the poems written by me for but a few of the many that have touched me in this way. I am alive in their imaginations and in their hearts, and that is more life than I could ever ask for. 

David Chios was born into a little girl’s dreams when she was 10 years old—being about the same age as she. Through the years, he resided in the girl’s mind as only a dream. It wasn’t until the birth of the novel Creatura that David set foot in the real world to tell Isis’s and his story. Today, David resides within the reveries of many, working diligently to take over their hearts.
Occasionally, David still drops in to visit Nely Cab in her dreams.


Learn More About  Creatura by Nely Cab:

If you are one of the few that has had a poem written for you by David Chios in the past year, your poem will be published in this collection. I'd be extremely happy if you shared that tidbit in your cover reveal post.

I'm so excited for this! I'm a huge David fan! :-) If you have to read Creatura please check it out, it's a wonderful book. Nely really knows how to make you fall in love with her characters! 

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