The Waking Land by Callie Bates Book Review

cover104643-medium.pngThe Waking Land by Callie Bates is young adult, science fiction, fantasy that is scheduled to be released on June 27, 2017 by Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine.

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. Continue reading

Book Review: Girl off the Grid by Jillian Dodd and Kenzie Harp

cover114076-mediumGirl off the Grid by Jillian Dodd and Kenzie Harp is scheduled to be released on June 27,2017 by Eclipse Publishing. From USA Today bestselling author, Jillian Dodd, and her daughter, Kenzie Harp, comes a travel romance that will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. NYC fashion blogger, Camille Caldwell, gets offered a dream job by her favorite magazine. They’re going to send her on an all-expenses paid eco-trip to Costa Rica. She doesn’t know what that means, but she assumes she’ll wear fabulous clothes, sip Piña Coladas on the beach, and have her photo taken “out in nature.” Really, the hardest part of the assignment will be giving up social media while she’s gone. Going off social media is no big deal for London-based wildlife photographer, Adam Lloyd. The only reason he even has an account is to Continue reading

Atlantis Reborn: Atlantis Rising, Book #3 by Gloria Craw – Book Review

cover114476-medium.pngAtlantis Reborn: Atlantis Rising, Book #3 by Gloria Craw published on March 7th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC. In a few days, I’ll officially be the Laurel clan chief—but it comes at a heavy cost. My human family, the McKyes, think I’m dead, and the only family I have left is my surly cousin, Theron. Plus the occasional visit from my dead mother. Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster.I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to create human-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price. Certain chiefs are so desperate to increase our population that they refuse to see the price might be more than money; it could cost us Continue reading

Book Review of Atlantis Quest: Atlantis Rising, Book #2 by Gloria Craw

cover83590-mediumAtlantis Quest: Atlantis Rising, Book #2 by Gloria Craw was released March 1st, 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC.  Get ready for the exciting follow up to Atlantis Rising, dubbed An enchanting debut from a promising new author of paranormal YA by Kirkus Reviews. After all they’d cost me, I thought I was done with the Truss clan. I was wrong. Nikki Dawning, my mortal enemy, has been kidnapped, and I’ve been asked to spy on the Truss to find her. The pull between Ian and I has never been stronger, but he can’t help me this time. I have to rely on Theron, a bad-tempered cousin I didn’t know I had. To make matters worse, the people I trust have been keeping secrets. I’m starting to feel like a weapon in a war I don’t understand. How far am I willing to go to protect the descendants of Atlantis and the common good when I’m not sure what the common good is anymore? Only one thing is certain. If I’m the next Laurel clan chief, I can’t let myself be manipulated… Continue reading

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne

cover111439-medium.pngThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne is scheduled to be released September 5th, 2017 by Adams Media. This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman. Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions. Continue reading

All the Stars Left Behind by Ashley Graham – Book Review

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Relocating to Arctic Norway would put a freeze on anyone’s social life. For Leda Lindgren, with her crutches and a chip on her shoulder the size of her former Manhattan home, the frozen tundra is just as boring as it sounds. Until she meets her uncle’s gorgeous employee. Unfortunately, no matter how smoking hot the guy is, Roar comes with secrets as unnerving as his moving tattoos. And Leda doesn’t trust him. Roar shouldn’t be drawn to the moody human girl with eyes that leave him weak in the knees. But when Leda gets shot by one of his enemies and survives, Roar finally understands why he’s drawn to her: Leda is exactly what he was sent to Continue reading

Book Review: Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty

35106941Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty is a young adult novel that is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC. SYNOPSIS: First kisses should be legendary—not deadly. Emmy Duivel believes in true love: heart-stopping kisses, candlelight dinners, and a connection that lasts forever. But not the kind of kisses that land your date in the hospital. Emmy always knew she was different, but not in the supernatural sense. Not in the succubus sense. Paul Andinn had only one job: watch over Emmy and make sure she doesn’t expose the supernatural world. It should have been easy, but the moment he looked away, she kissed that boy, and everything changed. He should be more upset. But he can’t. Not when he’s falling hard for her. Continue reading

Book Review: Atlantis Rising (Book #1) by Gloria Craw

cover57201-mediumAtlantis Rising by Gloria Craw is the first book in the Atlantis Rising Series that was published on November 24, 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC.  SYNOPSIS: You’ll never see me unless I want you to… I am different. I have always been different, but no one can know or my life will be in danger. So I hide in plain sight, wearing drab clothes and thick glasses and trying to be invisible. I’m so good at hiding, no one has ever noticed me. Until Ian…the mysterious and Continue reading

Book Review of The Colton Marine: The Colton’s of Shadow Creek Book #5 by Lisa Childs

cover113742-mediumThe Colton Marine: The Colton’s of Shadow Creek Book #5 by Lisa Childs is a romantic suspense novel that is scheduled to be released on July 4, 2017 by Harlequin. The novel is about a troubled hero returns home to a family nightmare in this thrilling Coltons of Shadow Creek tale!  Hired to renovate his family’s former mansion, River Colton hopes to find answers to his deepest questions. Plagued by memories of his fugitive mother, the ex-marine finds danger to his life in the estate’s secret chambers—and Continue reading