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Reviews, promos, more chances at free stuff and finding the perfect man!

This week the tour rolls along as we pay a visit to YA Bookish News for today’s PROMO. Tomorrow My Cozie Corner reviews Heroes and Hearts and Words I Write Crazy hosts another giveaway on Friday for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of my Heroes and Hearts eBook.

Why, this isn’t creepy at all!

What’s your idea of the perfect man? Is he warm and cuddly? Do you prefer the soft silent type? Do you like a man who’s a bit flexible? Well you’re in luck for the good people of Holland have developed My Knitted Boyfriend! There are two sizes, Artur and Steve, that you can accessorize with items like a knitted mustache, glasses, a watch, bow tie or tattoos. You even get a book that gives you ideas about what to do with the man of your dreams once you’ve created him.

“My Knitted Boyfriend is a cushion with a story. A cushion with a personality. A cushion to kiss! Or, well… to cuddle, to caress, to hug, and to smile with. Because this man is always happy. He likes to sit on your floor, on your couch or at you dinner table. But most of all he likes to lay down next to you in bed. With your head on his chest and his arms wrapped around you. This way you will never feel alone ever again. With this man you can be sure, he will never leave you.”

PROMO: Broken Faith by Brandy Nacole

Greetings and salutations! Today’s post is promoting the first book in a new Sci-fi/Fantasy series as part of Ms. Nacole’s Virtual Book Tour. Here is a post by Brandy Nacole herself about why she writes Fantasy:

5 reasons I write Fantasy

       So, what are five reasons I like to write Fantasy?  How about I narrow this down to five words instead: Seriously, what’s not to love?  I have been a fan of fantasy/paranormal books, movies, shows, and local myths since I was a little girl.  My first memory of the fantasy genre was with Interview with A Vampire.  I was four years old and my aunt, who’s just as big a fan as me if not more, was watching the movie on Halloween.  I don’t remember every detail of course, but I remember watching it with her and being totally enthralled.  From there it was R.L. Stine books, more Anne Rice, and so on. 

         I started writing when I was around 7 and while my writing wasn’t too farfetched with fantasy it was about a young boy and his pet alligator Sam.  They had all sort of adventures together.  Then as I aged, my writing became more involved with pure fantasy. 

         With Fantasy writing you can create the most unique of worlds and fill them with unique characters.  There doesn’t seem to be any line of ‘not possible’ when creating a Fantasy book.  Worlds can be made inside of worlds, powers can be limitless, battles and villains can be twisted, and romances can be epic. 

         With my Shadow World series, I wanted to reach these fantastic limitless possibilities.  My main character, Racquel, is a hybrid that is made up of four different Shadow lines.  She’s part lycan, witch, vampire, and shifter.  Sounds complex doesn’t it.  Well she is a complex character.  She’s also an outcast.  Her powers seem to be limitless and the Shadows not only consider her an abomination but they also fear her.  I also incorporated the Greek Gods with their creations.  Each line of Shadows has a Greek God that created them.  If it wasn’t for my love of Fantasy and the limitless ideas that come from creating such books, then I wouldn’t have had the chance to share the story of a unique girl like Racquel.

         With my Spiritual Discord series, I continued my grasp on the open possibilities.  Broken Faith, which is written so that the story alternates points of view, is about a fallen angel named Kayson who is from the lower realm of Heaven.  After being on the run since his fall, Kayson faces off with one of Hell’s hounds.  After barely escaping with his life, Kayson is found by Sabrina, a vampire who is a half-blood child.  This two unlikely beings work together to outsmart the very beings created to destroy them.  Because of fantasy, I get the chance to share this battle of faith and good will. 

         Fantasy gives readers an escape outside the everyday life, much like most stories.  The thing with Fantasy books, it’s something we just don’t experience on some level on a daily basis.  Now if vampires and shape-shifters start skulking the world, then Fantasy writers are going to have to step it up and reach out for a new level of fiction.  Until that day happens, readers and writers get to live out a world that isn’t our everyday hum bum routines and escape into a world filled with magic, love, rivals, and heart racing wonder.      

Brandy Nacole – Broken Faith – Virtual Book Tour

Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: April 2, 2013

This was it. The moment Heaven and Hell would clash. But which unearthly being would win? The Fallen Angel or the Hell Hounds?

Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds

while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is

determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.

Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in

his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.

Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children.

After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her

instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.

Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over

the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones

when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against

the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest.

But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

Excerpt

When I turn, my heart skips a beat then begins pounding rapidly, as I’m surprised by a wet, pissed-off Sabrina standing right behind me.

“Jeez, do that again and you won’t have to worry about draining me dry. A nice heart attack will take care me.” I clutch my chest. Yeah, because that’s easing the race my heart is trying to win.

“Who ever said I was worried about draining you dry?” Sabrina says with a smug look on her face. She looks past me at the shed door. “How is he?”

Her fear for Kayson’s safety is obvious. For two people who just recently met, they sure do worry about one another a lot. And aren’t they supposed to be mortal enemies? None of this is making sense, but it doesn’t stop my jealousy from spiking.

“Still healing. It’s sad that he lost his powers when he fell.”

Sabrina nods in agreement but doesn’t say anything. Noting her bedraggled appearance, I’m intrigued to know what happened. “So, you try giving drowning a shot?”

Sabrina stares coolly back at me. “Why, need some pointers?”

Crossing my arms over my chest, I try mustering up an ounce of cool, biting back my retort I have ready on my lips. A truce has to be made between Sabrina and me if we are going to be in each other’s proximity.

“Look Sabrina, I know we haven’t got off to a good start, but heck, do you blame me?”

“Blame you for having a narrow-minded brain? Yes.”

I narrow my eyes at the beautiful vampire, whose now-clean dark blond hair reaches to her waist. Look what a good dunking does for a person. The wave of her hair frames her porcelain face, with eyes that hold a cold, calculating glint.

Virtual Book Tour April 15 – May 12
April 15- Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
April 16 – My Cozie Corner – PROMO
April 17 –
April 19 – Pieces of Whimsy – PROMO
April 21 – The LUV’N – Interview/PROMO
April 22 – Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books – Review/Guest Post
April 23 – Noemi Betancourt – PROMO
April 24 –
April 27 – Wormy Hole – Interview/PROMO
April 29 –  Biaca2B – PROMO
April 30 – Addicted Readers – Review/Interview
May 1 – Books and Needlepoint – Review
May 2 – Love in a Book – Interview/PROMO
May 3 – Must Read Faster – Guest Post/PROMO
May 4 – Gimme the Scoop Reviews – PROMO
May 5 –
May 6 – Mythical Books – PROMO
May 7 – Faerie Tale Books – Review/Interview
May 9 – Pink Fluffy Hearts – Review
May 10 –
May 11 –
May 12 – RABT Reviews – Review

Brandy Nacole

Author Bio:
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her
passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college
to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with,
Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out
her degree in psychology but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back
burner. Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends,
throwing around crazy ideas, and laughing through the crazy moments.

Promo day on my virtual book tour

Today’s stop on my virtual book tour bring us to Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews. Take it away, Laurie!

FYI my posts the next few days may be a bit short as I’ll be out of town with my husband who will be taking part in the Defending Freedom Warrior Weekend event in Deland, Florida this weekend. As a Wounded Warrior, he will be participating in the tandem skydive as well as other events throughout the weekend. If you’re going to be in the area and have some free time, come on by and support these wonderful vets. Many events are free with proceeds from paid events going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

PROMO Post: Jagged Little Edges by Lorelie Rozzano

 

 

Synopsis
British Columbia author Lorelie Rozzano has taken her own life experience shackled by the chains of addiction and is turning it into a series of fictional novels that weave first-hand experience into compelling stories. The book takes you on a ten year journey, through the depths of despair, as Lyndsey, a darkly fascinating protagonist, looks for her happily ever after. This story will move and inspire you. It will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The first in the series – Jagged Little Edges is now available.
Excerpt
 That was how it had felt for her as long as she could remember. Like cuts, coming first in words, as they tore little pieces of her innocence, trust and self worth. Evolving into the physical form, with a smack to the head, a cuff to the ear and at times, welts and bruising on her back side. But by far, the greatest damage of all was what you couldn’t see. A soul, torn asunder, left with an open wound, a vast emptiness and a hunger that screamed to be fed.

Heroes and Hearts is going on tour!

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The virtual tour of the first book in the Crystal Palace Chronicles trilogy is about to begin! From April 8 – May 3, bloggers around the world will be reading and reviewing Heroes and Hearts as well as interviewing yours truly. There will also be some great prizes and contests during this time so be sure to show these blogs some love.

April 8 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
April 9 – Bunny’s Reviews – Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 10 – The Book Faery Reviews – Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 11 – Book Marks the Spot – Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 12 – My Pathway to Books – Review
April 13 – Must Read Faster – Guest Post/PROMO
April 14 – Sylv Jenkins – Guest Post/PROMO
April 15 – BookRix – Review/Giveaway
$100 Amazon Gift Card + Heroes and Hearts swag + BookRix Sampler Pack
April 16 – My Reading Addiction – Review
April 18 – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Interview/PROMO
April 19 – Author Ever Leigh – Review
April 20 – Texas Book Nook – Review
April 21 – Busy Mom Book Reviews – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 22 – Feed My Need, For a Good Read – Interview/Giveaway/PROMO
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook

April 23 –The Avid Reader – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook

April 24 – YA Bookish News – Interview/PROMO

April 25 – My Cozie Corner – Review
April 26 – Words I Write Crazy – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 27 – Magnolia Blossom Review – Review/Interview/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 28 – Inside BJ’s Head – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 29 – The Serial Reader – Review/Interview
April 30 – pending
May 1 – Book Maven – Review
May 2 Fairy Tale BooksReview
May 3 – RABT Reviews – Review
May 6 – Announce the BookRix big giveaway winner!

 The new edition of Heroes and Hearts launches April 8th so be sure to pick up a copy and prepare yourself for the publication of The Crystal Palace Chronicles Book 2: The Descendants of Quendaris on May 3, 2013!
There are still a few slots left on the tour so if you have a blog and would be interested in writing a review of Heroes and Hearts, click here.