Wednesday, May 15, 2019

#ReleaseDayBlitz:: TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM


I am so excited that TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM by Isabella King is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Isabella King, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, International, courtesy of Tempest Books and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


Title: TAKEN BY THE PHANTOM
(The Phantom of the Academy, #1)
Author: Isabella King
Pub. Date: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Tempest Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon
READ FOR FREE ON KU!

I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, something my classmates enjoy watching. But when I’m dragged into a new world—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus.

Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him.

The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the school and demands he be my teacher—demands which soon grow into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires.

Author's Note: Taken by the Phantom is the first book in a Magic Academy Romance series that will set your heart--and other parts of you--on fire.


Excerpt:

Phantom.

And for once, I cannot help myself.

I am scarcely more than shadow, not nearly as full in form as she or Suzanna. Perhaps she will not notice or name the sensation of touch. Perhaps she will believe it a cast of the magic. Perhaps, perhaps, she will know it is me.

Just her hair. A touch. It is all I need.

I lean close to her, alight my fingertips upon her arms. I am not fully man, but half in shadow, and yet I can feel the rain soaked into the cloth, the heat of her skin just beneath. She inhales sharply when I touch her, lips parting further, eyelids fluttering. Shh, I think. A moment more. One touch.

She grants me my wish, her eyes remaining shut, and leans back ever so slightly, almost imperceptibly, into me. I draw nearer still, savoring the ripple of her hair, stirred by my breath. I am close enough I could press my lips to the vital curve of her neck, close enough I could slide my hands over her breasts, pull her flush against me, test the fit of her curves against mine.

What pleasure is there in that?

She arched herself against me when we met in the Hall of Mirrors. She consumed her own fear like the snake’s tail and came out stronger for it. Yet now her eyes remain closed.

I suddenly want to scream at her to open them. To look at me, to touch me, to want me. And yet she does not. She is little more than silk, supple against me, shaped by my contours. I press myself closer, my body against hers, and brush my fingers along the length of her arms.

Still she remains in the rhapsody of Suzanna’s closed-eye song, and still the darkness swells between the light in heady thrusts.

But Krissy does not sober. She rests her hands in my palms, her thin fingers like porcelain, dainty and fine, mine in black leather, monstrous beside them. With me beside her, she is a sun in eclipse, half-swallowed by darkness.

Her breathing has deepened; it matches mine, step for step. We are in tandem as I press myself to her, the curves of her hips, fuller in contact than in sight. That hunger inside of me stirs once more. Against the swell of her body, I harden and smother the alien urge to gasp.

Then her fingers tighten on mine, and at once there is silence. 


About Isabella:

By day, Isabella King is just another small-town gal hiding behind her Mac.

But by night she’s a fire-breathing, sword-wielding, ass-kicking heroine—just like the ones in her books. She’s determined to better the world, with her sword or with her pen, one adventurous love story at a time.





Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a and also this framable art of Phantom of the Opera, INTERNATIONAL.


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Friday, May 10, 2019

Blog Tour + Giveaway::The Silver Series



Silver 
The Silver Series Book 1
by Cheree Alsop
Genre: YA Fantasy



His Father Is Murdered By Werewolf Hunters

After his father is murdered, Jaze and his mother are forced to flee and start new life. On top of adjusting to a new school and trying to make new friends, he must try to stop a killer from striking again.
˃˃˃ A New Pack, A New Love

Moving to a new place is difficult for any teenager. Being a werewolf, Jaze must make peace with the territory’s pack. Falling in love make his new situation even more perilous.
˃˃˃ A Fresh New Werewolf Series

Silver is the first book in a fast paced and exciting series unlike any werewolf books you have read before. It shows that with love, there truly are no limits.
˃˃˃ “All around this book was such an awesome read. If you enjoy books with suspense, fighting, and romance you'll love this one.” Niala- Goodreads Reviewer


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Black 
The Silver Series Book 2



A Werewolf Stolen From His Family And Forced To Fight

Black tells the story of Jet Black, a young werewolf who was kidnapped as a child and raised for combat in a werewolf fighting ring. Through it all Jet becomes a ruthless and brutal fighter.
˃˃˃ A Chance For A New Life

When Jet is rescued by Jaze on the brink of death, he is given the chance for a new life, but haunting reminders of his past follow him as he tries to make a fresh start. He must confront his dark history in order to protect the girl he loves, or risk being swept away into the pain and humiliation of the arena once more.
˃˃˃ Black is the second book in the fresh, new Silver werewolf series

It is fast paced, dark, and shows that love is something worth fighting for.




Crimson 
The Silver Series Book 3


After Dying In A Car Accident He Returned As Someone, Something Different

Kaynan was a teenager whose life was cut short by a car accident. That is, until he woke up as a werewolf. He is forced to quickly adjust and learn how to survive in his new form.
˃˃˃ Can He Find Redemption Apart From Death?

Burdened with heavy guilt over his sister’s death in the same accident, Kaynan escapes with a blind girl named Grace who gives him purpose and direction. They seek shelter with a pack of werewolves who brave dangerous odds to help them. Kaynan is given the ultimate chance to make up for his poor decisions, but dying again might be the only way to redeem himself.
˃˃˃ Crimson is the gripping third installment in the Silver werewolf series!

It is a story of love and redemption amid danger and violence, a story where accepting change may be the only way to survive.




Violet 
The Silver Series Book 4


A Teenage Girl Awoken as a Werewolf

Colleen awakens to the harsh reality of life as a werewolf.
˃˃˃ Solace in an Unexpected Ally

Protected by a wild werewolf with golden eyes, Colleen finds solace in his forest and control over her rapidly changing life.
˃˃˃ Another Welcome Chapter to this Fresh, Exciting Werewolf Series

Colleen’s control is put to the ultimate test when her loved ones are in danger, forcing her to choose between freedom or returning to the source of her nightmares.

˃˃˃ “I really enjoyed the wild element that played a key role in this book. Rafe may be one of my favorite secondary characters ever created. Read this book!” 
- Jennifer Ekins- Goodreads Reviewer




Azure 
The Silver Series Book 5


A Werewolf Rescues a Human

An alpha werewolf who rescues a human from the vengeful grasp of his pack.
˃˃˃ Against All Expectations

Nora is the only person who is not afraid of Vance’s size or strength, and in return she gains his respect.
˃˃˃ Another Welcome Chapter to this Fresh, Exciting Werewolf Series

When Vance is pushed to the edge of survival, his heart is torn between loving Nora and a werewolf who befriends him with the kindness that is greatly lacking in his life.

˃˃˃ “I instantly enjoyed watching the interaction between Vance and Nora. They don't always agree/ get along and sparks fly. I found them so real. I could see myself doing and saying some of the same things Nora did. . .this is an amazing read!” 
-Tiffany, Tifferz Book Review- Book Blogger



Hunter 
The Silver Series Book 6


He Thought He was Alone

Dray, a werewolf who feels trapped and alone in his small farming town. He struggles to find his place and fit in despite his differences.
˃˃˃ A New Girl, A Vengeful Wild Werewolf Pack

then Dray’s world is shaken when a cute girl shows up the same time as a vengeful wild werewolf pack. With Jaze’s help, Dray fights to protect his town, but when Jaze is in trouble, Dray puts everything on the line to help the werewolves who changed his life.
˃˃˃ A Fresh, Exciting Werewolf Series

Hunter is about finding the courage to step into the unknown. It is a story of risking life for love, and discovering the truth about one’s self in the heart of adversity.

˃˃˃ “This is another great book in the series. I loved it and am getting very little sleep while reading the series. It's so hard to put my kindle down, I just want to know what happens next and am so entranced by these books.” -arlc- Amazon Reviewer



Silver Moon
The Silver Series Book 7


The Culmination of a Hero’s Journey

Jaze he fights to hold onto the peace he has achieved for the werewolves.
˃˃˃ Tensions Rise and Ultimatums are Made

Jaze is forced to make a decision that will change everything for werewolves, hunters, and humans alike. Hearts are broken, lives are forfeit, and Jaze’s pack is called upon to save those who survive.
˃˃˃ The Gripping Conclusion to This Fresh, Exciting Werewolf Series

You have journeyed with Jaze and the other werewolves through their adventure. Join us to find out what happens.

˃˃˃ “I was hooked from the very beginning of this series with Jaze's story. This book had me going in so many different ways with my emotions. My heart broke with Jaze's in some of the parts of the story. But, I loved the ending.” Patricia- Amazon Reviewer



Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published over 40 books. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, playing the bass for the band Alien Landslide, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book. Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out in their garage band, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming. 





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Blog Tour + Giveaway::Beauty of the Dark


Beauty of the Dark: The Complete Trilogy
by Amanda Leigh
Genre: Mature YA Paranormal Romance



"Delicious. Tantalizing. Mysterious."

For the first time, the Beauty of the Dark trilogy is bundled together, including an exclusive short story. Experience the intrigue, magic, romance, and heartbreak with Kiara, Trent, and Kaleib. 

From a sinister demon to unthinkable betrayal to forbidden feelings...can they overcome their differences? Will Trent and Kiara give in to their connection? Find out who prevails in this epic battle. 



SCARRED – Book 1

A sassy witch, a vampire sworn to protect her, and a vampire that’s falling for her...? All bets are off.

Kiara was born with power. At eighteen, her powers are peaked, and she's destined to destroy the demon threatening her home town. But even with her power and the help of Kaleib, a vampire who’s like an older brother to her, they're not strong enough to stand against the evil. Enter Trent, a vampire with a secret past, and the tables turn, giving them a fighting chance.

Kiara shouldn’t feel anything toward Trent, especially since Kaleib hates him, but a strong attraction builds between them during their mission. Trent has successfully avoided caring about anyone for over one hundred years, and he plans to keep it that way. When Kiara asks for help, he can’t seem to deny her. Never would he imagine that he’d run into Kaleib, someone from his past--a vampire who knows his secret. Trent convinces himself he's aiding Kiara for his own selfish amusement, but the little witch seems immune to his charms and she's chipping away at his walls. To his dismay, he finds himself beginning to care for Kiara.

Between the demon that wants to kill her and two fighting vampires, how will things play out for Kiara and Trent? Will this demon let them live to find out?



BURNED – Book 2

Just when it seems things can’t get worse...they do.

When Kiara wakes up as a vampire, she knows things will never be the same. Her best friend is dead and the demon that killed her is still out there somewhere. They're back to square one and Kiara’s newfound thirst hovers over everything they do. The hostility between Trent and Kaleib still brews just below the surface. Will Kiara hold it together or will she lose control? Will her new thirst be too much?

Kiara blames Trent for Sarah’s death and hates herself every time she feels something for him. Their budding trust is tested. Despite everything, he tries to be there for her. By her bedside when she wakes, helping her figure out how to tell her godparents what she is now, even staying in her house when she can’t sleep.

When Kiara’s dreams are plagued with visions of Sarah threatening her, Kaleib and Trent say that it's coincidence. Her mind dealing with the loss. But as the visions come while she’s awake, it looks less like coincidence and more like something sinister.

Is it her anger over Sarah’s untimely death or is it something more? Something dangerous?



ANGEL – Book 3

The epic conclusion of Amanda Leigh's Upper YA Paranormal Romance trilogy.
With a battle close at hand, Kiara must face the darkness inside her.

The only way for Kiara to save her loved ones from a sinister demon is to turn herself over. But doing so would ensure the destruction of not just those she loves, but the whole world. When she refuses, someone close is taken from her in warning, sending her into hiding with Trent and Kaleib. While a battle looms, Trent and Kaleib must put aside their hostilities toward each other to protect Kiara. They help her navigate the impending fight, not to mention the hunger fighting within her.

As the final fight draws near, Kiara and Trent grow closer, the limited space ramping up tension and making their passion hard to deny. Will their feelings strengthen them or be their undoing?

When the time comes, will Kiara yield to the darkness within her to destroy the monster haunting her?




Amanda Leigh has had a love of words since before she could write them herself. Once she learned to read and write herself she just couldn't stop. She reads any genre as long as the book sounds interesting. Which may explain why she can't and never will be able to stick to one genre in her writing. From Contemporary Romance to Women's Fiction to Paranormal Romance to Poetry and more to come. When she's not writing or reading she enjoys getting swept away in a great TV show, going to the theater, listening to music, cooking and many different forms of art. She has a cat she adores and also loves Psychology, tea, coffee, chocolate and Elvis Presley. Not necessarily in that order. Feel free to get in touch with her. 





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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

#BlogTour #Review:: Hallow by Olga Gibbs


Hallow
Author: Olga Gibbs
Genre : YA, Fantasy, Angels
Publication Date : May 1st, 2019
Available Formats : PDF, Epub

Being one of the most formidable archangels with the power to end the world doesn't serve you well if you don't know how to use it.

Thrown into a battle of courts and factions, tangled in a web of intrigues and palatial games, naïve Ariel is surrounded by powerful angels, chasing their own agendas.

There's no one she can trust. Everyone stands to gain something from her death.

To avoid the bloody battle that Baza brought to her door at Uras, Ariel retreats back to Apkallu (Earth) to find her sister, but the Heavenly battles and intrigues she flees follow her, as Baza's immense hold on Apkallu forces Ariel and Rafe to make uncomfortable choices.

Ariel's fight for survival is far from over and it looks like it's going to be a deadly one.

Buy Links:: Books2Read | Amazon UK | Amazon US
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My thoughts..
Whew! I've had the pleasure of joining one of the most interactive blog tours, ever! Olga has been nothing short of A-MEEZING! Olga's been there with us, those who are apart of her blog tour, since the cover reveal in February!! I'm not even sure, how to explain it! She has been a great help, and it's been awesome having Olga in our corner. Whenever we've had questions, concerns, or needed to be encouraged or needed to vent Olga has been there. Literally, right with us. Olga has promoted our blogs, posted about our random posts..I've never had an author be so kind, and courteous. Olga, I just want you to know that this been thee best #blogtour I've worked with. Thank you, for allowing me to be apart of your journey for #CelestialCreatures!!
Now, let's get into Hallow! If you haven't please read Hollow, it's the first book in the series. Ariel has returned to Earth, after spending time with creatures she didn't know existed, and fighting a battle that she doesn't want to fight. Ariel returns home with Rafe, who happens to be her bodyguard, and was once the soulmate of the angel, whose essence she now inhabits...You can imagine, the situations Ariel, and Rafe get themselves into lol! All Ariel wants to do, is find her human sister, that she was promised would be protected from danger, and enemies alike. Unlike Heavenword, Hollow focuses on Ariel becoming "Ariel with the essence of an Angel", she is coming to terms with herself, her new life, and that she is a powerful being with a new purpose. We get to see how Ariel adapts, and realizes that she has to be strong but how can you be strong when you haven't dealt with past issues, that keep resurfacing... Ariel is so strong, she just doesn't know it until she is forced to pick herself up. Ariel learns that, you have to keep moving, and sometimes we are thrown into our destinies.
My favorite books, are those where I can imagine myself as the protagonist. I see myself in Ariel, but I'm not sure that I would be able to be as great as her. When I fall into the pits of mind, it takes sometime for me to "pick myself up" but not Ariel. She sees what she has to do, and who she needs to be, and becomes that person. I wish we all had the strength of Ariel. Olga, you've done an amazing job! I can't wait to read for the next book!! My rating 5/5!!!
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Author Bio
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.

She is currently writing a second book in the "Celestial Creatures" series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book






Can't-Wait Wednesday (109 ) A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price


Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.


Title: A Thousand Fires
Author: Shannon Price
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date:  November 5th 2019

Shannon Price's A Thousand Fires is a breakout contemporary debut―think The Outsiders meets The Iliad―that's perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Veronica Roth.

10 Years. 3 Gangs. 1 Girl’s Epic Quest… 


An extraordinary debut set in an alternate San Francisco and inspired by The Iliad… 
Valerie Simons knows the gangs are dangerous—her little brother was shot and killed by the Boars two years ago.

Still, nothing will sway Valerie from wanting to join the elite and beautiful Herons and find her brother’s killer. It doesn’t hurt that her best friend Matthew is slated to become a Heron leader—and she’d follow him to the ends of the earth.

Then Valerie is recruited by the mysterious Stags when their volatile, provocative, and beyond charismatic leader Jax promises to help her get revenge. Torn between old love and new loyalty, Valerie races to finish the mission that got her into the gangs.


But no one truly wins the Wars.

I just found out about this book and I am hooked.Everything from that badass cover and intriguing as hell synopsis has lured me  in...Bah I can;t wait for November!!!

This is the books i'm excited for, drop a comment below and let me know what you're waiting for!! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Review: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution

Title: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution
Author: E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Pub Date: 05 Mar 2019

More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio.

Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who died in Iraq, is almost too much to bear, and it doesn't help that her mother has placed a symbolic empty urn on their mantel. At the ceremony, a soldier hands Angie a final letter from her sister, including a list of places she wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. With her mother threatening to send Angie to a “treatment center” and the situation at school becoming violent, Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie's sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process.

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This book is the sequel to Fat Angie, and going into this book I did not know that. I had thought it was a standalone book. Even though I did not read the first book, I was still able to understand what was happening in this book. There were a few things that I was confused about in the beginning, but I managed to figure it out.

I'm glad that turned out true fat Angie Rebel girl Revolution was a very intriguing book I'm not going to lie I wasn't really into it until the fourth chapter but after that I was hooked. The book itself is a bit like the main character Angie it takes a while to get to know her to see where she's coming from but once you get there you can't look away. My favorite thing about this look was not the romance,that I could have done without but the friendships found between 4 unlikely people. My other favorite thing was that at the end of the book there was no happy ending... life is real and messy and sad and the ending reflective that.  At the end of the book you got the idea that Angie was going to be okay. 5/5

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