Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Raging Blue by Renee Daniel Flagler


BOOK BLURB: 
Blue Holiday has decided to call foul and leave her destructive marriage. But her cheating husband, Jaylin, decides he needs her money to survive and insists on a rematch. Usually, Blue would be game, but after discovering the depths of his depravity, she drops him from her roster of eligibles.  Unaccustomed to rejection, especially from his wife, Jaylin decides to take what he feels is rightfully his. Problem is, he forgot a woman in love will put up with a lot. But a woman enraged, she’ll let you think you’re winning, just before she snatches it all. Raging Blue a contemporary romance by author, Renee Daniel Flagler. Buy your copy today.

BIO: Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning freelance journalist, marketing professional, and the author of four novels, Mountain High Valley Low, Miss-Guided, In Her Mind and, Raging Blue. Renee is the founder of SheBiz.net, a lifestyle blog for women pursuing their passions. She teaches creative writing through the New York City and Nassau County public school’s Arts in Education programs and is currently enrolled in the Queens College, MFA in Creative Writing program. Renee resides in New York and is currently at work on her next novel, Still Raging, and her first faith-based, nonfiction book entitled, The Relationship Survival Guide. Connect with Renee on Facebook, Twitter or online at ReneeDanielFlagler.com.

ONLINE LINKS:
Website www.ReneeDanielFlagler.com
Blog www.SheBiz.net
Facebook www.Facebook.com/ReneeDanielFlagler
Twitter www.Twitter.com/ReneeFlagler
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2654209-renee-daniel-flagler



Read the First Chapter Here:

Raging Blue
By
Renee Daniel Flagler
Chapter 1
Blue

He slapped her so hard that her sight blurred for a minute. After a few moments, Blue Holiday focused on her husband’s towering frame as it loomed over her. Jaylin Mack’s rich, dark complexion appeared even darker. His French-cuffed shirt was half buttoned and sloped lazily off his shoulders. His slacks hung low around his slim waist, and his belt was only partially looped.
“See what you made me do!” he screamed, applying pressure to his temples with the fingers of both hands.
Shocked into silence, Blue stood still, absorbing the verbal assault. Tears had yet to find their way down her cheek. In the five years they’d been married, Jay had never put his hands on her. However, she’d grown accustomed to his crassness, initially intrigued by what she'd perceived as confidence.
The slap still sent a pulsing sensation across her cheek. The tears finally appeared, welling up in her eyes. Her unresponsiveness fell away in clumps. She stared at his moving lips and began to hear him clearly. His words carried as much sting as the slap.
“See what you made me do,” he repeated. The liquor made his tongue lazy, causing each word to slide into the next.
Blue looked into his wild eyes and blinked. Tears trickled down her cheeks, making dark circles wherever they landed on her champagne-colored cocktail dress. She swatted them away. Her eyes were fixed on Jay. He was obviously hopped up on something more potent than scotch.
Blue’s eyes darted around the living room of their lavish penthouse, taking in the massive floor-to-ceiling windows that framed the dazzling Manhattan skyline. A pair of handsome floor vases sprouting dried flora caused Blue to pause, but they were too heavy to pick up. Her sight then rested on his set of prized golf clubs. Blue took slow steps in the direction of the irons as Jay continued rambling.
“Don’t walk away from me. You’re supposed to be my wife! A woman! Act. Like. One!” he yelled as Blue continued to walk towards the clubs. “I saw you whispering to that man,” he said, his voice growing louder. “I saw him kiss you!”
Blue shook her head. Jay’s words lashed at her back. She swatted at them in her mind and imagined the cold steel of the golf club in her hands—as protection. With a few short steps, Jay was right behind her just as she reached for a club. He grabbed at her, pulling her from the pit of her thoughts.
“Get off of me!” Blue jerked away from him. Her voice returned, rising to a shaky screech. “Don’t. Touch. Me.” Her eyes narrowed to slits. “Don’t ever touch me again.”
Jay stared at her, seeming to sober up for just a moment. Blue stared back for a beat before turning to walk away.
“Don’t walk away from me,” he said, reaching for her again.
“I said don’t touch me! I can’t believe you put your hands on me!” she screamed. Her heart felt like it was filled with air. She gasped before her voice came back full force. “I’ve put up with enough from you. But this…,” Blue pointed at the spot on her face that still tingled from the slap, “…I won’t put up with.”
His jealousy was toxic and intensified under the influence of cocaine. No matter how much he denied using it, Blue could always tell when he’d been sniffing. Glassy eyes, dilated
pupils and runny nose confirmed words that never passed his lips. Despite his infidelities, it was apparent he couldn’t cope with the idea of Blue being with another man. It sickened her how he always accused her, yet she was never unfaithful. She'd sensed his lies but didn’t have proof to act on any of them. So, she held what little she gleaned for herself.
“You embarrassed me in front of the people I work with and your teammates. I saw you with that woman on the balcony before you disappeared. And you have the nerve to accuse me?”
“I don’t give a damn about those people. No man should be that close to you! This is your fault,” he huffed. “Nobody touches my woman!” he screamed, stabbing the air with his finger.
“Only you, right?” Blue snapped, and walked away. She stopped mid-step and turned back to him. “Maybe I should have just disappeared with him like you did with that woman tonight,” she added, flicking her wrist.
Jay’s eyes filled with surprise and then rage. His breathing became ragged. “What woman?”
Blue refused to buy into the beliefs and acceptance of the other basketball wives. She could care less if all athletes cheated or not. She had her own life to live, and chasing down his infidelities wasn’t in her plan. She’d deal with a problem if it arose, but she wasn’t going to seek it out just to do nothing about it like the others.
“I should have done it!” she taunted while watching Jay’s eyes grow a shade darker. “But that’s not what you’re really concerned about. Is it, Jay?” she asked and sauntered back in his direction.
Jay’s jaw clenched.
“You knew he wasn’t flirting?” she asked, calming her tone.
Jay’s jaw twitched again and his hands folded into fists.
“You know what he said to me, don’t you?”
Now it was Jay’s turn to be speechless.
“Why did I have to find out from someone else that you were cut from the team?” Blue screamed. “They warned you over and over again. You claimed the coach was out to get you, but it’s time for you to take a look in the mirror and realize this world does not revolve around you. I’m done!” she said, then waved him off with a hard downward fling of her arm.
Jay finally broke his silence. “I’ll kill his ass!” He stomped the floorboards beneath him. “That was none of his business. Those bastards are the problem, not me. And what do you mean you’re done?”
Blue threw her hands up. Jay was playing the victim again, just like his mother had always taught him.
“No, you’re the problem.” Blue pulled off her five- carat princess-cut engagement ring and matching wedding band, then threw them at him. “I’m finished with you,” she said before walking away.
Jay grabbed her by the arm.
“Get off of me!”
“I’m still the man of this house!”
“You’re no man!” she yelled. “You’re a…”
Before she could complete her sentence, Jay grabbed her head with his large hand, swallowing the side of it the same way he cupped the basketball on the court. He pushed her with so much force; she went crashing to the floor along with the expensive golf clubs. While trying to shake off the sense of disorientation, Blue attempted to scramble to her feet. She reached for a
golf club, but couldn’t grab hold. Jay ripped across the room like lightning, tossed the club, and grabbed her arms. “I am a man,” he said in staccato, pinning her against the floor.
Blue searched the emptiness of his eyes for mercy, and then summoned every bit of energy she could muster and drew him back to reality with a swift kick between his legs
Jay released her and grabbed his groin as he howled.
She scuttled out of his reach. This time, she made it to her feet, leapt over Jay, who was curled in a fetal position, and ran towards the door. Jay reached out and caught her by the leg, and she fell. The side of Blue’s head met the floor with force.
Jay cursed, still declaring his manliness. As the room grew blurry, he let her know he was indeed a man. His ranting grew distant, until everything subsided and fell mute.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Reviwe of Betrayal by ML Guida

Welcome to my Review and Giveaway of Betrayal!



Scythe must save his brother's soul before the next full moon, Heather is determined to prove her sister's innocence, but to do this, they must trust each other. Heather Bowen, a drug and alcohol counselor, has always been able to see auras, but now she's being haunted in her sleep by a red-eyed man who's peddling a psychotic drug to her clients.After her sister becomes his next victim, Heather is determined to prove her sister's innocence. Life as she knows it becomes more unpredictable when the new counselor, Scythe Angel, arrives. It doesn't take Heather more than a first meeting to determine this larger than life man is commanding, pushy, determined and downright sexy. However there's something about him she's not sure she can trust, no matter how she finds herself drawn to him. Scythe knows he can clear Heather's sister's name, but to do it he must confront his elusive and dangerous brother who seems to be bound to the dark side. With his own wings on the line, Scythe has to discover a way to save his brother's soul before it's too late. An arduous task for Scythe becomes even more complicated by his unearthly attraction to Heather. For both of them to succeed they will have to learn to trust each other or fail; losing everything they hold dear.
BIO:

ML Guida writes contemporary and historical paranormal romance.  She is published with Passion in Print.  Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Art in Creative Writing through Regis University.  She lives in beautiful, colorful Colorado and enjoys going to the mountains.  Skiing, walks and scuba diving are her favorite past times when she is not writing. 

ONLINE LINKS:

·         Website  www.jlbowen.com
·         Blog  www.jlbowen.com/blog/
·         Facebook  http://facebook.com/#/jl.bowen.18
·         Twitter  jlbowen2. 
·         Goodreads  www.goodreads.com/authorblog

·         Book trailer on Betrayal. http://youtu.be/e5vRgbvpd3I


Review:

How freaked out would you be if you started having horrible dreams of people you know dying and they are actually true!  And now you are a suspect in these horrible events.  That is what is happening to Heather. 

Enter the angle of death Scythe, who also turns out to be Heathers angle-mate.  Scythe has an evil twin brother Blade who is causing all these deaths and he must be stopped.


I liked the fact that Heather was not happy at all about being claimed by Scythe without any say in the matter which I found very realistic.  This was a very enthralling read that kept me turning pages and now I am forced to wait for the next book.  


I recommend this book to all mature readers. 


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9/21  The Book Maven  Review, Interview, and Giveaway  
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9/25  SnifferWalk  Review
9/26  My Cozie Corner  Review and Giveaway  
9/27 Just Another Rabid Reader  Review, First Chapter, Guest Blog, and Giveaway
9/28  Wolf Majick Reviews  Review  
9/28  Once Upon A Book  Review  9/28   T B R  Guest Blog, and Giveaway   


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

18 and over giveaway blogger hop Sept 13th-16 2012

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 Hosted by Bitten by Paranormal Romance with co-host

paranormal romance author Gabrielle Bisset

My Giveaway is USA ONLY

Sorry I hate shipping International


Since I own I.O. Book Tours I get tons of signed books at conventions


Most I Keep in my Personal Collection but for you I am willing to offer up one.


I will choose 1 Winner


That winner will have their choice of an author signed book

  • The Big Dirt Nap by Rosemary Harris
  •     How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling
  •     Wicked in Your Arms by Sophie Jordan
  •     Virtual Virgin by Carole Nelson Douglas
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Review of Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno

     Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy, the Veil.
     Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Skye’s job gets even trickier when she clashes with intimidating rival witch Jane and meets charming new classmate Drake.
     Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.
     Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity's immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.
     Going on a date has never been harder.

Fabio Bueno: 

Fabio writes Young Adult/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novels. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kids. When not writing or reading, he geeks out with family and friends, solidifies his reputation as the world’s slowest runner, and acts very snobbish about movies.
He’s also: author of YA paranormal WICKED SENSE, family man, gamer, “runner,” geek, kindle hugger, coffeeholic, x-men hopeful, district 3 tribute, hufflepuff, daydreamer.

Where to Find Fabio ONLINE:
·         Website http://fabiobueno.com/
·         Blog http://fabiobueno.com/
·         Facebook http://facebook.com/FabioBuenoAuthor
·         Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/@_FabioBueno_
·         Amazon http://amazon.com/author/fabiobueno
·         Pinterest http://pinterest.com/FabioBueno/


REVIEW:
     I really hope Fabio Bueno is a fast writer because I want to read more from him!  
     I honestly could not put this book down and found myself up reading into the wee hours of the morning.
     I really like it when an author tells you at the beginning of a chapter who is speaking and narrating it. Fabio does just that in the title of each chapter so there is no guessing. He gave each character depth and personality, so you really got to know them and cheer them on. In Jane’s case you want to push her bike over!   Drake is so sweet and such a wonderful young man, if I had a daughter……ok enough being a match making mom.  Skye is strong and resourceful and just a sweetheart.  Boulder, Chase and Priscilla are great side characters and add so much to the story. I still am not sure how I feel about Connor, you will have to read the book and tell me what you think of him, man slut with entitlement issues comes to mind.  Fabio has provided a complete and complex cast of character for us to enjoy.
     The only thing I was disappointed in was the lack of explanation in Drakes mom leaving the family.  I have a sneaking suspicion that she may come into play in the next book and there will be a really good reason she left.  Perhaps Fabio and give us some tidbits from the next book to ease our minds *grin* hint hint.
     This was such a new and unique view on witches and magic.  The world building around the covens and the school scene was amazing.  I really felt like I was there in the story and I love a read that can get me this involved.
     I recommend this book to all YA readers’ young and old, you will love this one!

Buy it here!!


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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves blog hop 3

 

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Guidelines:

  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • Feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!
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My new books this week:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Feature and Follow





It's that time again!

Another Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can read.


This
is a great way to find other blogs and for other blogs to find you.
This is a "follow for a follow" type meme so make sure to comment on the
blogs that you've visited to let them know how you're following (GFC,
RSS, Linky, g+, Networked blogs, etc...) so they can do the same. Oh!
and you must also follow both hosts as well (requirement to play) Make
sure to pay attention to the post and read it all the way through as
each host has a featured blogger and a question for all who participate
to answer in the comments section of the blogs that you visit and
follow. Thanks for joining in and have fun making new friends!.


Leave a Comment and Follow me and I will Follow you back.
Q: What are you reading right now? How do you like it?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Book Blogger Hop (Aug 31-Sept. 6)

Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop!

A place to connect book bloggers and readers every week!
Book Blogger Hop
The One Book/Series I Want to See Turned Into a Movie/TV Series is… 

The Black Dagger Brotherhood  by J R Ward

I will take a brother please!!!

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

labor Day Blog Hop win a free book


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Starting 9/1 through 9/15, Romance at Random, & the participating sites below, are hosting a blog hop with FREE books! Enter your name into the Rafflecopter & you could be chosen to win:


  • A Free Romance book! (10 winners in all)
  • Be one of 5 winners to win a prize pack from author Elisabeth Barrett (check out her new release, BLAZE OF WINTER, below)
  • Grand Prize is a $25 eGC
  • Happy Hopping!

    I want to offer my personal thanks to Sue G., Romance at Random, and Random House for sponsoring this wonderful blog hop and giveaway. Thank you to everyone that stops by during this hop. 


    Please note that all winners are chosen by Romance At Random and will be contacted directly by Romance At Random.

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