Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Tour: The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series

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The Great Debate- Print vs Ebook

Guest Blog by Jennifer Malone Wright

This is one of those topics that I tend to avoid, not because there is tons of argument on it, but because I love, love, love my print books, I would like to say that I believe the future is in print, sadly though, I don’t really think it is.

The Ebook and digital publishing is on the rise and keeps growing, it’s exploding actually. I think that digital publishing is for sure the wave of the future of publishing. It is cheaper to buy in most cases, easier to buy, easier to store and read, and easier to publish for authors.

Print books are my first love, before any boy, I had my books. Print books were there for me when my life was crap and had nothing else, print books are the physical evidence of something that someone has put their blood, sweat and tears into. I will always love the print book more than my Kindle.

I do love my kindle, for different reasons than the print books, like being able to read half a book while doing my 5 miles on the treadmill. I love the ease of everything about Ebooks, not to mention that it’s the way I’ve been publishing my own books.

The fact is, I believe there is still a great future for print, I just don’t think it will ever be the same. Digital books are even making their way into libraries. I don’t know if I could ever walk into a library to borrow Ebooks. There is nothing like the feeling of leaving the library with a big stack of books and knowing you are going to have to recheck out a ton of them, but you got them anyway.

I think, not as an author, but as a lover of the written word, that we should do everything we can to preserve the life of the print book. My personal mission is that I am trying to buy a print book each payday from the list I’ve made of authors and books that I want to get.

How will you preserve the life of the print book?

The Vampire Hunter’s Daughters Series

Jennifer Malone Wright


Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her

clip_image004In the second installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate’s life has been turned upside down. After witnessing the vampire attack that left her mother dead, she's adopted by her grandfather into a community of vampire hunters. Although she is directly descended from ancient, powerful vampire hunters, the rigorous training schedule begins to break her down. All she wants, all she has ever wanted, is to be a normal teen.

Chloe finds renewed motivation from an unexpected encounter with a fledgling vampire, the first she has seen since her mother's death. Staring into the glowing red eyes of the vampire, Chloe freezes, forgetting all her training. After the vampire is vanquished by her friend and mentor, Drew, Chloe resolves to train harder, to be the best, and to kill the vampire who had her mother killed. Finally mourning her mother, Chloe allows her revenge to drive her, accepting that her life will never be normal.

clip_image006In the third installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate's first Christmas without her mother is difficult. As part of the grieving process she visits her mother’s grave for the first time and there, she is visited by Sostrate, the immortal demi-god from whom she is descended.

As she comes of age, Chloe is changing and developing the gifts unique to her heritage. She discovers a new power she must learn to use and control, as if being a teenager wasn't difficult enough. During this emotionally chaotic time in her life, the community is attacked, her grandfather injured and hunters are killed. After almost losing her only remaining family, Chloe questions whether her continued presence in the community will sacrifice everyone she has come to care about.

clip_image008In the fourth installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe and the other vampire hunters are suffering the aftermath of the vampire attack on their community. Many hunters were injured, and loved ones were murdered. More than that, there is a loss of security and peace since the hunters' safe haven was breached and invaded. Chloe and Drew struggle just to get along and understand each other without Luke there to guide them.

During this period of uncertainty, Chloe and Drew both try to live a normal life as teenagers by going to the New Year's bash, she with Gavin and Drew with Christina, Chloe's recent rival. Chloe is, once again, reminded that nothing is 'normal' in her life any more, when she begin to show signs she's developing supernatural gifts from her father's bloodline, too.

The bash does little to lift her feelings of guilt and responsibility for the attack on the community, because she knows it's her presence there that caused the vampires to attack the hunters. This attack nearly took the life of her only remaining family member from her mother's side. She doesn't want to put anyone else she loves at risk.

Author Bio

clip_image010Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fifteen all the way down to one year, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.

When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”

In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last eleven years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig


Title: Blackbirds
Author: Chuck Wendig
Series: Miriam Black #1
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication date: 24 April 2012


Goodreads blurb:
Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Review: Dog Tails by Tara Chevrestt

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Title: Dog Tails
Author: Tara Chevrestt
Genre: Short Stories
Source: Review Copy

Meet Lola, Pudgy, and Jazzy, three canine cuties that will warm your heart and make you laugh.

In Thank Dog It's Friday, Lola and her human mommy, Trisha trade bodies for a day! Can they cope with their new bodies and prevent Trisha's husband from throwing her into a mental institution?

Pugnacious introduces Pudgy, a very pugnacious pug. She takes her job in a dog bakery very seriously and when the bakery is robbed, it's up to her to save the day, the cash, and the canine cookies!

In Tail of Terror, Jazzy does the unthinkable and she runs away. If she can survive the mean streets, there may be a lesson in store for her and she may make a new friend.

Dog Tails is intended for dog lovers everywhere, but even cat lovers will smile and fall in love with Lola, Pudgy, and Jazzy.

My thoughts:
I am a dog lover and was excited to read the adventures of Lola, Pudgy and Jazzy as seen through their doggie eyes.

My favourite was Pugnaious where Pudgy (the little pug) turns into a crime fighter.  I could just image seeing those short little legs running after the thief (and catching him).  And off course there is a happy ending  . . . as in all three stories :)

Tara has an easy writing style that takes you right into the doggie world and I could see my own dogs’ actions in her words. She obviously loves her doggie children and it comes through in the stories.

It was a quick enjoyable read that I quickly devoured while laying in front of the fire.


About the Author and the Dogs :
Tara Chevrestt is an avid reader, a dog mom, and a writer. Her first novel, a historical young adult book, Ride for Rights is due out in February of 2012 from MuseItUp Publishing.

You can visit her blog at (No dot after the www’s.)

Lola is six years old and her favorite thing to do is roll around on the floor and growl at herself. She also loves to play tug of war.
Pudgy is five years old and she loves pig ears and playing football. Her favorite toy is a Christmas bear from 2009. It’s almost the same size as she is.
Jazzy is five years old. She likes to lie in her car bed, lick her feet, and has a funny habit of rolling around on top of her rawhides instead of chewing on them. Her favorite game is hide and seek.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn



Title: The Bar Code Tatto
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Series: Bar Code #1
Genre: Dystopian YA 
Publisher: Schoolastic
Publication date: 01 September 2004 
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imageAmazon blurb:
Individuality vs. conformity.
Identity vs. access.
Freedom vs. control.
The bar code tattoo.

The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity.
But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life.

Indivuality vs. conformity..
Identity vs. access.
Freedom vs. control.
The bar code tattoo.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book Review: Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Title: Tantalize
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Series: Tantalize #1
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Publication date: 13 February 2007
Author’s website:
Source: Review Copy from Pan MacMillanSA

Goodreads blurb:  
Are you predator or prey?
Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who’s playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smith’s delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.

My thoughts:  
Warning – contains possible spoilers

This is not your normal vampire story.  Yes, there are vampires and were-creatures but not everyone is who they seem.

Quincie is a 17 year old orphan that seems to be very mature for her age.  She almost single handily runs the family restaurant and takes care of her very absent minded uncle.   

She is in love with her best friend, Kieran but they never become more than friends . . . so romance is not part of this story. Maybe in the sequels we will get a glimpse of the love we can clearly see between Quincie and Kieren (here is hoping!).  
Although there seems to be hints about a lovers triangle, this never happens either. 

For me it is important to love the characters in a book, especially the main heroine.  Unfortunately Quincie and her choices quickly changed my opinion of her.  She was portrayed as a very mature girl and so it was difficult to accept her attitude and actions.   After that it was difficult to keep focused on the story.

I am not sure if it is just because I am an adult, but I guessed early on who the bad guys were.  Easy clues, like a guardian that keeps giving wine to his 16 year old niece, should send up warning lights even to the 17 year old!

Once again, I felt that this book was just the beginning and was mostly character building for the sequels to come.

The second book in the series is:  Eternal


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Submission Call for Christmas Romance Novella’s


Here is a submission call for Ruby Lioness Press for their Christmas anthology.

Ruby Lioness Press is currently looking for submissions for its Christmas Anthology, Under the Mistletoe.

This anthology is open to all romance genres with a Christmas theme

Any heat level is welcome, including Menage and GLBT. Stories must be romance with a HEA or Happily-for-now ending.

Stories should be:

  • 5,000-15,000 words
  • Times New Roman
  • 12pt Type
  • Double Space
  • .doc or .rtf format

Please send submissions to on or before August 31st, 2012.

Submission call for Military Romance Novella’s


Here is a submission call for Ruby Lioness Press for Military romance novella's.

Military Romance:
Ruby Lioness Press is currently looking for military romance novella submissions to be released around Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2012).

Any heat level is welcome, including Menage and GLBT. Stories must be romance with a HEA or Happy-for-now ending.

Stories should be:
•3,000-15,000 words

•Times New Roman

•12pt Type

•Double Spaced

•.doc or .rtf format

Please send submissions to on or before August 31st, 2012.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Tour: The Mark of Kane by LW Herndon


My name is Thaddeus Kane. I exist in Los Angeles, the city known for the hustle of Hollywood, an average 266 days a year of sunshine, and smog.

clip_image002That’s not my L.A. I operate under the mantle of the city as a troubleshooter for the demon clan who saved my life. Not a bad job if I can stay alive, but I have my limits. I refuse to risk innocents, which causes me problems. That one line I won’t cross for anyone. Loyalties—I have them. I’m pretty sure none of my associates would approve of my particular choices.

Human sorcerers are murdering my clan to harness superpowers and I’m the only one capable of finding the evil. A tough assignment, made harder by my secret alliance with a rival demoness to save prophetic teenagers from the same horrible fate. I’m all they’ve got.

Author BIO:
LW Herndon is a pseudonym for the author of the Thaddeus Kane urban fantasy novels and the Declan Other Realm young adult urban fantasy tales. More information on LW Herndon and future books can be found at the website and blog

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Book Tour: Awaited by Lynn Rush

Wasteland, #2

Release Date May 2012


Book Blurb for Awaited:
Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.

He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.

Wasteland, #1

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Book Blurb for Wasteland:
Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his demonic enslavement.

The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.

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Prelude to Darkness
Wasteland, # .5

Release Date May 2012


Book blurb for Prelude to Darkness
For a slave, hope is a dangerous thing…

Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset...

The Prince.

Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change her bleak destiny by placing faith in a woman who is not as forthcoming as she seems. Blinded to the stranger’s dark motives, Margaret surrenders herself to gain her heart’s desires.

But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.

clip_image008About the Author
Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.

Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.

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~~~See you in the paranormal~~~


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Book Tour: Stealing Breath by Joanne Brethwell

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I must apologize to Joanne and Bewitching Book Tours for my late blog post.  I am so sorry guys! 
But just look at this cover – it was worth the wait, huh!

clip_image002Stealing Breath By Joanne Brothwell
Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent creature.
Using mysterious abilities, Sarah escapes, only to run directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But why is Evan out in the forest so early in the morning?
Sarah learns her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child, an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others; unfortunately, her indigo aura is highly desirable to those who wish to steal her powerful essence.
Soon, Sarah falls deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart, but she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, forcing her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

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I awoke to rustling outside my tent. The crunching of footsteps on gravel, twigs and branches snapping. Was that a voice? I lay motionless inside my sleeping bag, heart pounding, listening.
“Help.” A disembodied whisper. Was it right outside? I strained to hear but the throbbing pulse in my head drowned everything else out. I sat up. The atmosphere within the domed tent was wet, ripe with morning breath. The tip of my nose was cold as an icicle.
“Help.” The murmur came a second time, more audible than the last. I was sure it was a child’s voice. My heart skipped a beat. Could it be the voice of the eight year-old, Jessica Crow, who had gone missing from the neighboring Indian Reservation three days ago?
I thought of the drive out to the campgrounds when my friends, Amber, Kate, and I had been listening to the radio report on the status of the missing girl from the Wakina Reservation.
Poor Amber. Once again, she’d cried at the reminder of her third cousin, Jessica, lost and alone in the forest. Everyone in the community, including Amber, had been searching for her night and day but had found nothing. I’d practically dragged Amber along camping, telling her she needed a night off from her worries. It was a hard sell, but she’d finally agreed.
I glanced at where Kate and Amber should have been laying, but their sleeping bags and pillows were missing. The last I’d seen them had been around the bonfire at two in the morning. They could have ended up crashing just about anywhere, and I wasn’t about to go peeking into random tents to find them.
Having fallen asleep in my jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, I slipped on my jacket and shoes, pulled the ponytail holder off my wrist and wrapped my hair into a tight bun. I swallowed hard and took a deep breath. Then, unzipping the door flap of the dome tent, I stuck just my head out.
Nothing was out of place. Empty cooler bottles atop the picnic table, charred wood in the fire-pit, and the car we came in. Every campsite around us was nearly silent. The sounds of late-night make-out sessions, pounding music, and yelling were replaced by the occasional snore.
Using my empathy, I focused on trying to pick up on the emotions of any lucid person around, hoping I would hone in on Jessica’s emotions. Normally, the waking feelings of others hit me like a gale force wind, without my even trying. In fact, it had always felt like a bit of a curse that I was a walking sponge for other people’s pain. But right now, all I felt was…nothing.
The voice had seemed right outside the tent. Could I have imagined it?
I slipped out. A low, white fog blanketed the earth, enveloping the world in silence. The temperature hovered around freezing, way too cold for camping. And last night’s vodka was no longer taking the edge off. I shivered.
After checking around the cars and circling the campsite, I started down the road. Inside the forest, the eerie glow of early morning and the cool fog blanched the world a ghostly white. The moist nip in the air sharpened the scent of pine needles that littered the camp ground. I continued down the road for about ten feet until it led to the mouth of a hiking trail.
Now that I was half-frozen and shivering, the May long weekend at the campgrounds of Greater Slave Lake, North Dakota, seemed like a very stupid idea, even if it was the annual spring kick-off party.
“Help!” the diminutive voice called out again, this time, louder.
The memory of Jessica’s face flashed through my mind when I’d met her last summer; honey-brown eyes and springy hair that always stuck up around her head with static, and her sweet smile, part baby teeth intermixed with adult teeth. She was such a sweet, innocent child. If she had survived this long, she could be dangerously close to death from cold. My heart battered against my chest wall, and I fought off the urge to start running, directionless, into the bush to find her.
The voice had originated from further within the tree-line, I was sure of it. Closer now, yet still far away. I entered the trail and headed straight.
“Jessica?” I called out. No response but the echo of my own voice from the trees around me.
The trail was straight and narrow for well over a hundred feet, the trees like two solid walls of green on either side of me. Then the trail began to snake back and forth until it forked into several side-trails. I stopped to listen.
A dry crackle emerged from the trail to my right, and I immediately followed the sound. This far into the forest it was darker, the only light filtered through evergreens and fog. I looked back. The vapor had closed in behind me, obscuring the pathway like a curtain of white. Shivering transformed into shaking.
Despite running these trails in the early morning numerous times, today it looked different. I cursed under my breath and shoved my hands into my pockets.
“Hello?” I called, my voice immediately diminishing, muffled by the woods. Other than the odd bird chirp and frog croak, the forest was quiet. If the voice really had been Jessica, she would need help and most likely immediate medical attention. I forced myself forward.
The trail wound to and fro, the brush dense, the fog almost material as it clung to the spruce needles. The path grew thin and sparse, barely enough room to place one foot in front of the other, with the way the underbrush encroached on the trail. I stumbled on twigs and logs as branches clawed my cheeks and pulled my hair. I began to trip, reaching out for something to hang onto. I fell, my hand forced into a thorny bush.
Damn it! I stood up and peered at my scraped hand, blood beading out of paper-cut sized scrapes. I’d been out here for at least ten minutes, but still, I heard nothing but the crunch of my feet snapping the twigs underfoot and my breath echoing through my own head. Ready to turn around and head back to my tent, the high-pitched voice rang out once again.

clip_image006Author Bio Joanne Brothwell is the author Stealing Breath, a paranormal romance from Crescent Moon Press, who has also published Vicarious, the prequel to Stealing Breath. Joanne lives in the country with her family where her stories are inspired by the dead things that appear at her doorstep on a daily basis. You can find her online at



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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book review: Bear meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston


Title: Bear meets Girl
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series: Pride Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Brava
Publication date: 27 March 2012
Author’s website: 
Source:  My own copy

Goodreads blurb:
He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .

Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easy-going kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .

As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. . .

My thoughts:
Once again my favourite author does not disappoint.  This book is filled with much loved characters from previous books as well as a few new ones that I am sure we will get to know in future books.  The laughter and the fun does not stop for one second throughout this book. 

This time we are giggling along as Cella teases the poor, no-nonsense Lou throughout the book.   He is so naive and totally confused by this strange female that he just can’t seem to shake!   He is totally adorable even though he is a six foot+ polar bear.  And when he gets totally tongue-tied meeting his hockey idols, I couldn’t help loving him even more.  

He soon finds out that Cella is part of the KZS (a undercover unit that protects shifters) and they get thrown together to try and stop an evil villain that is literally stuffing some of their kind.  Lou’s past comes into play and soon the villains are hitting too near to home!

As usual, the action is fast passed and all the characters from previous books makes an appearance and adds to the humour for those laugh-out-loud moments.  My one complaint this time around is that the romance between Cella and Lou is only mentioned in passing and then abruptly they “live happily ever after”. A little more together time could have been nice :) But this did not take anything away from the book – I totally fell in love with this book.  I am so sad that only one book is released every year!


This review was also published on The Romance Reviews website.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Tour: Shadow on the Wall by Pavarti K Tyler

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Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?

Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah's call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?

Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.

In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.


Recai walked for what seemed like miles, resisting the instinct to second-guess his direction. The sand moved between his toes but soon he found his footing, and his body responded to the landscape as if from some genetic memory. He remembered his father’s words from a trip he took to the Oman desert as a child: Never take your shoes off; the sand will eat away at your feet. Recai had done it anyway, then and now, feeling more in control with that connection to the ground, its movements speaking to his flesh directly.

His father had always been full of surprises: one moment the strict disciplinarian, the next, he would wake Recai in the middle of the night to see a falling star. Recai had never had the chance to get to know him as an adult. Instead, he lived with the enigmatic memory of a great man lost.

Recai stood in the middle of the desert—every direction would eventually lead to Elih or one of the smaller villages scattered around the city. But who would take in a stranger? A stranger with a Hugo Boss turban and a bruised and bloodied face? In’shallah, he would be delivered to safety.

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Author Bio:
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press.

Pavarti K Tyler’s novel Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and began in a serial format in November 2011. Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in May 2012. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.

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