Aug 292012
 
That Thing at the Zoo

That Thing at the Zoo (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty-Hunter #0.5) by James R. Tuck Source: Review copy from author Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Shredding monsters is his stock and trade. He sniffs them out, tracks them down, and corners them. End of story. But when the tables are turned, expect the unexpected. Knowing his enemy is a rule Deacon Chalk swears by. But he’s never seen anything like whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in the treetops. And he’s only got until sunrise to keep it from turning the entire city […]

Aug 282012
 
Stormdancer

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff Source: Review copy from Thomas Dunne Books via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. AN IMPOSSIBLE QUEST The hunters of Shima’s imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder […]

Aug 222012
 
The Eleventh Plague

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch Narrated by Dan Bittner Source: Free audio download from YA Sync Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, […]

Aug 202012
 
The Stone Girl

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B Sheinmel Source: review copy from Alfred A. Knopf BFYR via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn’t hurt, because she’s not real anymore. Sethie Weiss is hungry, a […]

Aug 172012
 
Lore of Fei

Lore of Fei by Kathleen S Allen Source: Review copy for book tour Links: Amazon, Publisher’s website, Goodreads Ariela is a mutant faerie, born without wings. No wings, means no magic. The Veil of Enclosure that separates the faerie land of Fei from the human land of Hege begins to dissolve. The humans go through the Veil in order to steal the faerie children and enslave them. They clip their wings so the faerie children lose their magic and die soon afterwards. The Faerie Council asks Ariela to go to Hege as a spy to ascertain the human’s plans for […]

Aug 162012
 
The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop by Lauren Hunter Source: Review copy from publisher Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, Author’s website If Derrick thought experiencing alternate timelines and glimpses into the future was strange, then he had no idea it was about to get a whole lot more strange. When Derrick Sloane meets Annie Maddock and falls madly in love, he believes he’s met the girl of his dreams. Only he then awakes to discover she is exactly that…nothing more than a dream. Disheartened, he goes to the first coffee shop he can find. There he meets Annie. She is at the same table, […]

Aug 152012
 
Wilde's Fire

Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade Source: Review copy from publisher via Netgalley Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website “There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in […]

Aug 142012
 
The Fire of Dawn

The Fire of Dawn by VV Aku Source: Review copy for book tour Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads It’s the last day of the summer holiday in The Hague when Leah Koopmans’s carefree life as a teen is brutally flipped upside down. Her pale skin turns a dazzling gold, her senses heighten, and her muscles possess an uncanny strength. But with these exhilarating new powers comes a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: human blood. While her body craves for fresh victims and her heart drowns in guilt, she meets inhumanly handsome Max Machiavelli, who claims that Leah […]

Aug 062012
 
Material Witness

Material Witness by L.A. Mondello Source: Review copy for book tour Links: Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, Author’s blog Who does she trust when she’s living the real life horror of one of her crime novels… Bestselling crime novelist, Cassie Alvarez, aka Cassie Lang, had murder on her mind when she walked into Rory’s Bar under dressed and under cover to research her latest crime novel. Researching the cool, blue-eyed and dashingly handsome man at the end of the bar stirred her senses more than she wanted to admit. But was this man of leather armor all he appeared to be? Playing […]

Aug 032012
 
Timeless Desire

Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready Source: Review copy from publisher Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Book’s publishing page, Author’s website Two years after losing her husband, overworked librarian Panna Kennedy battles to distract herself from crushing Grief, even as she battles to deal with yet another library budget cut. During a routine search within the library’s lower levels, Panna opens an obscure, pad-locked door and finds herself transported to the magnificent, book-filled quarters of a handsome, eighteenth-century Englishman. She soon recognizes the man as Colonel John Bridgewater, the historic English war hero whose larger-than-life statue loomed over her desk.However, the life of […]