Friday, May 15, 2015

Bucket List Blog Tour: All Played Out By: Cora Carmack

Hey ya'll I am so excited to share with you my leg of the All Broke Down Bucket List Tour.

I had the incredible opportunity to be on Cora's street team for APO and I have to say it has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have met some amazing people and hey I can say that I'm friends with a super amazing author so there's that hehe.

I want to share my bucket list with ya'll today. Each day of the tour will be a different bucket list so be sure to keep up and follow each blog to see all the amazing things everyone has on theirs.

For my bucket list I have 5 things you should do before you graduate college. I can say I did almost all of them while I was a student at FSU and while I am still in school, just at a different college now, I am still working on finishing my list.

I will also have my review for APO up in just a bit for ya.

Hope ya'll enjoy :)



First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). 

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game. 

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

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About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and spending way too much time on the internet. In her books, you can expect to find humor, heart, and a whole lot of awkward. Because let’s face it . . . awkward people need love, too. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Chasing The Dragon By: T.K. Leigh


Hey ya'll, I am so excited to help bring you the release blitz for T.K. Leigh's new book Chasing The Dragon.
This book like all of T.K.'s amazing works is spectacular. I got the opportunity to read it early for the blog tour coming up soon and I have to say It was a blast getting to see into the mind of the Burnham brother. I hope ya'll enjoy this book as much as I have :)



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He’s trying to protect his heart… She’s a shell of the girl she once was… Can he chase away the demons threatening to destroy her?
Mackenzie Delano craves control. After tragedy strikes during her freshman year of college, she compensates for the helplessness she felt by micro-managing every aspect of her life, from her business life to her social life…to her love life. But she wasn’t expecting to cross paths with a mysterious man who seems to invade her every thought. Tyler Burnham has been living his life with one rule in mind…never fall in love. Focusing solely on his career, he is able to remain a detached observer of life… Until a case is dropped in his lap, forcing him to form an intimate relationship with a sharp-tongued woman in order to obtain the location of a man deemed an enemy of the State. When Tyler finds himself falling for Mackenzie, will he be able push his feelings aside and recover the information he needs? Or will he put the mission and their lives at risk to follow his heart? Chasing The Dragon is the first installment of a two part series of deception and betrayal where nothing is as it seems. ***Note - Chasing The Dragon is the first book in a two-book duet and is a spin-off of T.K. Leigh's USA Today Best Selling Beautiful Mess series. It is not necessary to have read that series in order to read this duet, but it will contain a mild spoiler from the third book in the Beautiful Mess 
series, Gorgeous Chaos.***

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T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn't until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.
When she's not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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Scavenger Hunt Blog Tour: Twisted Destiny By: V.E. Avance

Twisted Destiny by V.E. Avance
May 4, 2015

Available NOW!!! On Amazon
In paperback or kindle
When Chris Haggis moves his wife and four kids to his old family farmhouse in Nebraska he's expecting a fresh start. Instead of a new beginning, Chris is confronted with the memories of his first love and the mistake he made 15 years ago.
Someone begins to stalk the Haggis family. Someone who knows the secrets of Chris's past. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if that means torturing those in his way.

He stalks the farm house and its new occupants.  He’s been lurking in the woods surrounding the farm for the past six months.  He stalked the perimeter of the property for six weeks before he started braving his way onto the land and around the dwelling.  The intention was never to kill the old couple.  He went to talk to them the night before.  He was unprepared for their irrational response to his unannounced visit.
He couldn’t allow the couple to tell anyone about him and what he was looking for.  No way!  If word got out, how would people look at him?  Nope, he couldn’t allow that to happen.  He made his way back to his shack where he grabbed his hunting knife and his small caliber revolver, both of which he had stolen.

Today (5/11) Scavenger hunt clue can be found at Sam J.D. Hunt's Facebook Page 

CLUE: Where is The Thomas Hunt Series by Sam J.D. Hunt set?

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V.E. Avance lives in California with her husband and children. She is a graduate of Brandman University and holds a BA in Psychology. She loves creating stories from her vivid dreams. When she's not writing she spends her free time reading. Twisted Destiny is her fourth released book. Before that she wrote the Edge trilogy. She has more books in the work for later this year, Project E-X2 and Broken Souls.


V.E. Avance is always looking to expand her street team. Being part of her street team let's you enjoy perks such as- welcome packet, exclusive giveaways, swag, first look at teasers, excerpts, and all the in the know stuff. *all members must be active 6 weeks before getting their welcome packet*
If you are interested in joining her street click here and click join.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Mom For Umande Maria Faulconer's Mother's Day Event

Maria Faulconer's Mother's Day Event

 I'm so pleased to take part in a very special event celebrating Maria Faulconer's touching picture book, A MOM FOR UMANDE, and mothers everywhere. Mothers come in all sorts of packages, from natural moms, to adoptive moms, to women who stepped in and raised us in the best way they knew how. No matter what form they come in, mothers are a special group of women who deserve to be honored this Mother's Day, and today I am excited to share my own tribute to a very special woman. Here are all of the details about A MOM FOR UMANDE, plus my own special tribute. There is also a giveaway opportunity, so be sure to enter!

Event Participants

Monday, May 4th - Coffee Books 7 Art
Monday, May 4th- Pieces of Whimsy
Thursday, May 7th- In Between the Pages
Thursday, May 7th- Beauty and the Armageddon
Thursday, May 7th- Deal Sharing Aunt
Thursday, May 7th- A Book and a Latte
Friday, May 8th- The Phantom Paragrapher
Friday, May 8th- Curling Up With a Good Book
Friday, May 8th- Stacy S. Jensen
Saturday, May 9th- Ishiee's Book Blog
Saturday, May 9th- Maureen's Books
Saturday, May 9th- Bookworm for Kids
Sunday, May 10th- LuLo Fangirl
Sunday, May 10th- Refreshingly Riki
Sunday, May 10th- Bumbles & Fairytales
Sunday, May 10th- Books Are Love

There's still time to participate and honor the special women in your lives!
This event will run daily from May 4th through May 10th. A blog is not required, however, HTML will be provided for bloggers that will include book and author details, as well as the giveaway information. You'd just need to add your special touch - a letter, or post about being a Mom or the mom(s) in your life, and/or pictures! You may choose to post on whichever day best fits your blogging schedule.

The Giveaway features a very special Mother's Day gift basket including:
Lavender and Vanilla Candle
A Book of Simple Pleasures
A Lavender Lotion and Hand Soap Set
Vanilla Rose Bubble Bath and Body Lotion
Lavender Chamomile Shea Butter Soap
A White Flower in a Wooden Box
Lavender Soap in a Keepsake Box

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I wanted to say a little note to my mom for this tour. She has been there for me for every every big part of my life. The good, the bad, and everything in between. She has been my rock through all of my hard times, and to be truthful I have been hers.
My parents went through a divorce that was finalized my junior year of high school. And to say it didn't cause me a lot of turmoil when I was growing up would be a lie. My dad moved out when I was in middle school and it was pretty much just me and my mom from then on out. I have two older siblings that were also there  but they live out of state so it made things harder for them to be there. 
While things weren't easy some of my best memories are with my mom. She did everything she could for me and and we had a lot of fun. We would take trips and find things to do around the house all the time. She was at every chorus performance, softball game, and school event I can think of. And not once complained about being chauffeur to my friends and I before I started driving. She was like a second mom to all of my friends and they all fondly call her Mama Rit to this day.
She has her faults like any mom would but I have learned to take them for what they are. I still have my moments even at 21 where I act like a crazy pissed off 16 year old, but really i have a respect and love for her I will never lose. 
I love her and I don't know what I would do without the crazy lady. She has literally been the one person in my life I rely on the most. Through all the ups and downs I would be completely lost without her.
I hope that she has an amazing mothers day
Love you mama :D

 Way old picture, but aww look at me as an ugly baby with that spaceman hehe

This is my 2 siblings and our mom. Its from a few years back but we are quite a crazy bunch as you can see hehe

A Mom for Umande by Maria Faulconer

The heart-tugging true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mom. When Umande was born, his mother didn’t know how to take care of him. So, he was hand-reared by keepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. For eight months, the keepers crawled on the ground with him to show him how to walk; coughed in his face to teach him discipline; and gave him happy gorilla grumbles to encourage him. But for Umande, something was still missing. Luckily, a thousand miles away at the Columbus Zoo, a mom was waiting just for him. This touching true story about finding a family will resonate with animal lovers and adoptive families alike. Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

About the Author:

Maria FaulconerMaria Faulconer has published fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She loves writing stories, especially ones that tug at the heartstrings. A huge animal lover, and an adoptive mom herself, she knew when she saw a photo of a baby gorilla snuggling with his surrogate mom that she had to tell their story - A Mom for Umande. Her first children's book, Arianna and the Strawberry Tea, was used for a statewide literacy program. She currently writes for Colorado Springs Style magazine and is working on a YA novel. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Celebrating Sci-Fy With TWCS: Guest Post T.M. Franklin's More Series

This May, TWCS is paying tribute to the SciFy genre in honor of the EPIC Star Wars series and LEGENDARY The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, amongst others...

Hey ya'll I get the spectacular privilege to get to show you a little about my favorite TWCS author T. M. Franklin

She is the author of the More series, and I have a fun little post from her.

Hope ya'll enjoy and will go out and pick up her books today.

I found T.M. a year or so ago during a book blitz and fell in love with her amazing books. Since than I have followed the series and even had the opportunity to be on the blog tour for Twelve, the third book in the series when it came out. Obviously I am hooked hehe :P

So without farther ado here is T.M.'s guest post

Keeping it YA

A lot of people ask why I chose to write the MORE Trilogy as a young adult series. In fact, many say it should really be "new adult" since the characters are in college, but more on that later. As for why I wanted to write YA, it was really pretty simple: I wanted something I would feel comfortable sharing with my sons, who were teenagers at the time.

But what does it take to keep a paranormal romance in the YA realm?

Actually, I believe writing for a young adult audience isn't all that different from writing for adults, especially when you consider that a large portion of YA readers are, in fact, over eighteen. Although YA fiction is traditionally published or marketed for teenagers, a study by Publisher’s Weekly shows that 55% of YA book buyers are over eighteen, with the biggest chunk—about 28%—between the ages of 35 and 44.

After all, look at some of the popular releases lately on the big screen: The Divergent Series, The Maze Runner, The Fault in Our Stars - and The Mortal Instruments has now been slated to become a TV series. What do these stories all have in common? Young characters and a plot that gets us emotionally invested or keeps us on the edge of our seat.

So what makes a YA book? Well the most obvious answer is the age of the characters. Most people say that if a main character is between the ages of 13 and 18, it's a YA book. However, I tend to believe that labeling a story "young adult" is more about the expectation of content. I liken it to a PG-13 movie - you know when you go to see one that you might get some mild violence, kissing, a couple of swear words, whereas with a rated R movie, you'd expect more graphic content. I mean, consider the movies noted above. All are rated PG-13.

That's why the MORE Trilogy is labeled YA, even though the main character, Ava Michaels, is nineteen years old and a college freshman (and Caleb, the hero, is considerable older.)

“You’ve heard the myths,” he said to the tabletop where his fingertip drew absent designs. “The Titans, the Nephilim . . . larger-than-life heroes and villains who fill up your history books. Mythology that’s not so much mythology, if the truth were to be known. We are part of that myth . . . the fairy tales come to life, so to speak.”

“That’s . . .” Ava sputtered. “That’s just . . .” Ava’s head spun as she tried to disbelieve, tried to write off what he was saying as ridiculous, a ploy to distract her from her present troubles. But she found she couldn’t. As incredible as it sounded, she knew—deep down—that Caleb was telling her the truth. “So . . .” Her voice cracked and she cleared her throat, took a sip of her drink. “You’re some kind of . . . gods?”

Caleb chuckled. “Hardly,” he said, shaking his head then running a hand through his hair, damp from the drizzle outside. “We’re really not that different from you. Our scientists have studied our DNA, compared the two races extensively, and we’re really more alike than different. There are just a few genetic quirks that set us apart from ordinary humans.”

“But, where did you come from?”

“That’s the age-old question, isn’t it?” he said with a smile. “Where did you come from? It’s what we all want to know, and nobody does for sure. Most people believe that our race developed alongside yours—with a few evolutionary glitches along the way. Some say we were created like you, but with a little extra pinch of this and that by whoever did the creating.” He winked, and Ava couldn’t help but smile, even in the midst of such a strange conversation.

She tilted her head, studying him for a moment. “And what do you believe?”

“Me?” He sat back in the chair, head falling back on his shoulders as his eyes hit the ceiling. “I think that essentially, we’re human,” he said after a long moment. “Just a little bit . . .” He searched for the right word. “More.

- MORE, Chapter 8

The MORE Trilogy is a fast-pasted adventure, with a slow-building romance, but steers clear of graphic violence and sexual content, making it safe for young teens - but enjoyable for adults as well.

After all, regardless of their age, all readers want a good story!


LEGACY OF A DREAMER, Allie Jean, Paranormal
Chantal Breelan is plagued by horrible nightmares too realistic to ignore. Her past has been a mystery, and the foster system isn’t providing any answers. Starting a new life alone at eighteen is a challenge, especially when things that go bump in the night appear out of the shadows, and her dreams begin to breach reality. Darkness surrounds her from all sides, but is it only evil that hides in the shadows, or are the answers to her past lingering just beyond?

ZOMBIFIED, Maggie LaCroix, Paranormal Fantasy
Monsters know their place: vampires are sexy; zombies just decompose.  But Maggie La Croix’s Zombified conjures up an entirely different kind of undead raised by good old-fashioned Voodoo. Take Henri—still gorgeous, over one hundred years after his death. And now a hurricane has set him free from a curse.
Enter Josie, a reporter with her eyes on Henri. But falling for a man without a heartbeat could get her more than a broken heart. It could get her zombified.

 THE SIX, K.B. Hoyle, Fantasy
Darcy Pennington feels like she is an insufferably average thirteen-year-old, but when a change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Camp, she unwittingly stumbles upon a magical gateway. Along with five other teenagers, she will travel to a world called Alitheia. The “arrival of the Six” was prophesied long ago, but will she have what it takes to save Alitheia?

MORE, T.M. Franklin, Paranormal
Haunted by terrifying nightmares and certain she’s being watched, college student Ava Michaels finds an unlikely ally in Physics tutor Caleb Foster. But Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he's not entirely human, and he's not the only one.
Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bent on Ava’s capture, and possible extinction. As Ava fights to survive, she learns the world’s not what she thought.
It's a little bit more.

THE SILVER CRESCENT, Debby Grahl, Paranormal
An ancestor’s tale of betrayal, murder and a stolen fortune in silver leads Elise Baxter to Max Holt’s Victorian inn.
She is reluctantly, though irresistibly, attracted to Max. Leery of loving again, Max lets passion overrule caution, tumbling them into an erotic encounter.
Guided by ghosts and opposed by an evil presence, the couple searches for the treasure. But there are others who will stop at nothing to unlock the mystery of the Silver Crescent.

 THE MEMORY HEALER, Julie Filarski, Paranormal
When Beth Montgomery reluctantly agrees to carry out a psychic assessment of Carrington House, she is transported to another era, where she sees a date on a calendar that fills her with dread.
Back in the present time and sensing an eternal bond with the irresistible Dr Matthew Jamieson, she wonders whether he was once the darkly handsome but unfaithful Samuel Methven. Beth must regress to the tragic events of 1895 to learn the truth.

HUNTED, Lorenz Font, Paranormal
Disease is ravaging the vampire community in New York City’s underworld. Harrow Gates is sick, alone, and hunted. When Pritchard Tack offers him a new beginning, he is in no position to refuse.
Jordan is a young vampire whose only focus is revenge. In her search for her family’s killer, she meets a man who threatens to pull her heart away from her sworn mission. Is love strong enough to override her thirst for vengeance?

MOUNTAIN CHARM, Sydney Logan, Paranormal
“True love and sweet whispers, till death do us part;
Send someone to love my Appalachian heart.”
At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm.

REDEMPTION, Lindsey Gray, Paranormal
Life is for living. Afterlife is a chance at redemption. As the only remaining female vampire in existence, Lily attempts to make her way towards her ever after. But with best friend Becca, new beau Ian, human husband Ryan, Archangel Peter, and a host of demons all standing in the way of Lily's chance at a peaceful eternity, how can she possibly survive?

CONVERGENCE, J.D. Watts, Paranormal
Daniella Rossi is a nineteen-year-old college student who sees the world quite differently than those around her. From infancy, she was aware of the beings that walked among her kind who were not like them, as well as her own personal Guardian who watched over her. Dani always knew she was different, but she never dreamed the full scope of her importance. When a new male Guardian comes to replace her lifelong friend and companion, will Dani be able to accept him as she deals with a world full of the other Children of Creation, Angels, both good and evil?

OBVIOUS CHILD, Warren Cantrell, SciFy
In 2015, Sam Grant is chosen to take part in a contest that will choose the world’s first time traveler. There’s just one problem—Sam doesn’t want anything to do with the contest. Yet his deliberately profane public appearances and sabotaged interviews only boost ratings. Now stuck, Sam must plot how he’ll get out of the contest, or if he should embrace it all and become the most famous person in history.

GHOSTWRITER, Lissa Bryan, Paranormal
Unemployed, with her savings dwindling, Sara Howell thinks things are looking up when she lands a ghostwriting job and rents the affordable island home of her favorite author, Seth Fortner, who mysteriously disappeared in 1925.
Strange things happen, making Sara wonder if Seth ever left. When she finds an old trunk of Seth’s letters, she delves into a world she never imagined, filled with love and a family curse it seems only she can break.

THE STARS ARE FALLING, Michelle Birbeck, Paranormal
Jenny’s life revolves around surviving university, watching the stars, and staring at her housemate, Dale. But as the night sky glows with the light of falling stars, Jenny’s classes and crush seem unimportant. The Stars are retaking Earth, saving mother nature by eliminating the problem. Together, Jenny and Dale can save the world and the human race, but surviving long enough to convince the Stars of that is perilous and may kill them both.

Phil G. Glenn, Paranormal
When the ordinary life of Virgil Blaine crosses the path of the even more ordinary Doug Coulthard, it sets off a series of extra-ordinary events. Doug Coulthard is a Filing Clerk and the President of the Unpublished People’s Poet’s Party –Political Unit (UPPPPU) where a catastrophe has just happened; two of his long time members have been published. The UPPPPU goes on a recruiting drive by distributing leaflets, one of which finds its way into Virgil Blaine’s pocket. Virgil Blaine, who is a slight poet himself, attends one of the meetings where he meets Forward Slash who offers Virgil Blaine a job. The offer comes with two things Virgil Blaine has never had; a job and a car and on a whim he accepts. The problem is, through no effort of his own, his position is suddenly elevated. Virgil Blaine says the job is ‘messing with his DNA – Deliberate Non-Achiever’ and he misses his old life and so hatches a plan to get it back…

SEBASTIAN AND THE AFTERLIFE, William j. Barry, Paranormal
Sebastian, an average seventeen-year-old boy, has just paid this debt. He awakes in a surreal world somewhere between mortal life and the afterlife, where the Grim Reaper rules and his loyal agents maintain the law. But not all is peaceful in this mystical realm. Axis Red and his soul pirates threaten the future of all who dwell there.
Sebastian soon finds himself at Sapentia, a high school for the departed. There he makes new friends but longs for his lost love, Sarah, who is still alive in the mortal world. Some things are forbidden; some lines cannot be crossed. What will Sebastian risk to be close to Sarah again?
Continue the adventure with Sebastian and the Afterlife Book II - Agents of the Reaper