Trailer Reveal & Release Date Announcement: Without Mercy-Victoria L. James and L.J.Stock

I’m so excited to announce the release date and share the trailer for Without Mercy with you!!!

Without Mercy is the second book in the Babylon series by two of my favorite people Victoria L. James and L.J. Stock

Release Date: May 4, 2015

If you’re into MC books and crazy sexual tension get this in your TBR STAT. Check out the trailer below 😉

cooltext1790897456 copy Ayda Hanagan’s life took a whole new road to hell when she agreed to lay down beside Babylon’s very own devil in disguise, Drew Tucker. With an evolving love and the world she once knew now gone forever, Ayda’s toes were no longer dancing on the edge of the flames. She’d jumped straight into the fire, dragging her younger brother, Tate, along for the ride. No matter which way they both turned, Harleys and leather were their new reality, and they had to get used to the fact that acts of war and bad blood were never far away.

All that seemed so easy for Ayda to push aside when she was resting in the arms of the man she never expected to love, but when lust, need and sex became as important to her as the air she breathed, it was only going to be a matter of time before reality decided to slap her around the face harder than ever before.

Lost in the screwed-up perfection of their new fairytale, Drew and Ayda thought they could handle anything life threw at them. For every cop, whore or enemy that tried to tear them apart, they found strength in each other and a new weapon to fight back with. Only not all assassins wore their patches on their chest, and before they could even see the eyes of the wolves in the shadows waiting to bring them to their knees, they were all out of places to run.

With everything they’d ever believed in suddenly at risk, fear was no longer an option and Drew and Ayda soon found themselves in the middle of a war that looked impossible to get out of alive. In order to survive, they had to learn how to fight together.

Without restriction.
Without thought.
Without mercy.

Even if that meant sacrificing everything they’d worked for, including each other.

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Joyous reading,

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Release Day Blitz & ARC Review: City in Embers-Stacey Marie Brown

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cooltext1889161239 copyZoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe.

After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves.

But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.

When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey’s whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.

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***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review and in participation with this blitz.

City of Embers is an unexpected thrill ride, packed with surprises that will throw and shock you into a serious adrenaline rush. Complete and utter captivation.

PROS:

  • Zoey is fierce. Her resilience is powerful and admirable. She’s daring and beautiful, she wields so much strength. She fights tooth and nail for her life and those she loves. Her past is full of bad decisions made to survive and horror story foster homes. It’s amazing how far she’s come and with such confidence in her ability. Emotions are volitile and  when Zoey crashes, it’s brutal and hard. Zoey learns to trust and open her heart when she least expects it. Sarcastic, short-fused and prone to flying fists, Zoey is a take charge, risk-taker that shields her emotions with her words and dirty street fighting. 
  • Zoey and Ryker have killer chemistry. The violent, explosive kind that leaps off the pages and pushes the story forward in a series of lust and unfulfilled desire. The angst is a drug that will leave you feeling tipsy and dissatisfied but thirsting for more. They’re aggressive, angry, they throw punches and insults but the heat is constant. Despite a lifetime of learned hatred for their opposing species, their mutual loss and hardheaded tendencies bring them together. 
  • Sprig is hilarious. The pervy little sprite is energetic, daring and completely adorable with his honey addiction and off-kilter TV references. It’s easy to fall in love with his spirit and playfulness even though he’s a constant source of disruption that effectively blocks the culmination of Ryker and Zoey’s feelings. The frustration is INTENSE.
  • The violence is extreme. The bloodshed is extensive and graphic, deaths come fast and action scenes escalate so quickly it’s hard to keep up. The story is fast-paced and moves even though here are lags the danger is ever-present.
  • The story does contain triggers. Zoey’s past is dark, full of heartache and abuse but it is not really detailed, more suggestive than blunt. There are a few scenes that feature assault. I appreciated that the author included just enough without flashbacks. 
  • Variety of fae and powers was quirky and inventive. Each character, no matter how small or fleeting has unique features and dominant traits. They’re all memorable and that’s quite a feat. 

CONS:

  • Relationships and love, whether it be sisterly or sexual were a huge part of what made Zoey tick and yet, the back story was abrupt and felt insignificant to grasp their connection. Yes, you could feel the love and longing but it wasn’t as poignant as it could have been. 
  • Zoey’s life as a collector and what they do as an organization was missing its history for most of the plot. When it was revealed it was a rapid-fire info session and the climax was like a slap in the face revelation.

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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

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Release Blast & Giveaway: Invaded-Melissa Landers

I am so thrilled to help Melissa Landers with her release week launch party for INVADED! See a note from Melissa below and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Hey, fiction lovers. I’m Melissa Landers, author of the Alienated series (YA sci-fi from Disney-Hyperion), and today I’m bouncing with excitement because THE SEQUEL IS FINALLY HERE!
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 It’s been a year since we left Aelyx and Cara onboard the intergalactic transport, and INVADED begins with an emotional goodbye as they part ways—Aelyx returning to Earth to salvage the alliance, and Cara continuing to L’eihr to serve out her part of the student exchange. While they’re apart, our star-crossed lovers will face assassination attempts, betrayal, crippling self-doubt, and a sadistic alien Phys Ed class. (Because there’s no escaping PE, even in another galaxy.) When Aelyx and Cara finally reunite…well, let’s just say it’s combustive. 😉
What do reviewers think? I’m glad you asked!

“Readers will love the seamless blend of suspense, humor, and romance set against an interstellar landscape. Dual narratives and a tightly plotted mystery keep the suspense running high, and the chemistry between Aelyx and Cara smolders.” –Booklist
 
“Excellent character development and integration between modern reality and science fiction. Teens will be rooting for the galactic couple while enjoying the action and suspense that runs through the two volumes.” –School Library Journal
 
“The protagonists’ forced separation gives greater depth to their romance. Each learns to turn a critical eye upon the flaws of their native societies while confronting genuine obstacles to a future together. These complications only underscore the growing sense of menace that propels the narrative to an action-packed climax.” –Kirkus
     I hope you’ll make tracks to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of INVADED! If you’re snowed in, here are some easy links to bring the sequel right to you:
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Melissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information, or just to say hello, visit www.melissa-landers.com.
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To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and an autographed swag pack, complete with mini posters of BOTH books! This giveaway is open internationally, and due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate. Best of luck, and happy reading!

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