Saturday, 24 March 2018

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Halloween Nightmare by Rena Marin and Skylar McKinzie

Halloween Nightmare
Dead Oaks Terrors Book 1
by Rena Marin & Skylar McKinzie
Genre:Thriller, Suspense 

Welcome to Dead Oaks.

The New Home of Fear!

Something strange is happening in the sleepy, little, town of Dead Oaks, N.C. Tales of disappearances, strange deaths, murder, and mayhem have been passed down through the town’s history and are now used as scary tales to keep local children behind locked doors at night. Still, it all continues. Whatever sinister force that has its claws into Dead Oaks is still there, and it wants nothing more than to claim the town as its own. 

Six Years Ago

Hikers, campers, and even locals had been disappearing around Dead Oaks Lake. Some claimed the ghost of a local man who went missing years before was the reason. During a neighborly camping get together, Tiffany Sellers vanished in the middle of the night. Mia Evans was the only witness. What she saw that night sent her family far from Dead Oaks in hopes of escaping the evil surrounding the town. 

Present Day

Mia, and her twin sister Tia have come back to their family’s cabin by the lake. Their hopes? To finally put the past behind them and reconnect with old friends for a Halloween bash to remember. As an unexpected snow storm strands the twins and their friends, they find themselves fighting to survive not only the storm but whatever is haunting the lake. Soon they realize, in Dead Oaks, sometimes the past should just stay buried.

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The starting was on the point with a good amount of mystery and thrill. And then the way it proceeds had me intrigued. 

When Mia and Tia go back for a bash, I nearly banged my head against the wall. It was such a cliche! The action started from there and I had a good time reading with bated breath and wide eyes. It was such a short read but it was a read worth the time. I went through lots of emotions in that short time.

From the get go, I was left guessing who was behind the disappearances and murders. Sometimes, it felt like a horror and other times like a thriller. But overall, it covered all the points to make a mysterious story. I loved the paranormal ghostly twist to it and I wasn't totally expecting the identity of the culprit. I felt that the authors could have given more clues in trying to figure it out. 

All in all, it was a good gory read with all the slasher action. It had me going "Ooooo" and "Ohhhh" and "Ouch" and "Nooooooo" in turns. It had me gasping and groaning with the characters' actions. I enjoyed it and I am sure that if you want a short thrilling tale, this one is for you!

I received a copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't have any effect on my review.

My one line review : A story with enough thrill and surprise for a good read.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 3.5/5

Rena Marin is a fantasy/paranormal/horror author as well as reviewer. In 2017, she and her co-author S.C. Storm introduced the world to The Tempest Isle Series, with "The Guardians," which was published by Zombie Cupcake Press. At the end of 2017, she and her co-author also penned the short, "My Sister's Keeper," which was featured in the Zombie Cupcake Press Anthology, Madame Scarlet's Carnival. 

A writer of fantasy/paranormal/horror, Rena finds herself a lover of the written word and hoping to branch out to multiple genres.

Rena is happily married to her soul mate, Daniel. The two of them reside in the beautiful mountain town of Newport, Tn. with their two children Cody and Amber.

Skylar McKinzie lives in the small town of Screven, Ga. When she’s not writing, she’s cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her family. She also loves long walks and sitting by the bonfire in October, which is her favorite month of the year.

She writes horror and paranormal romance. She is working on her next novel due to be released by the end of the year.

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Book Blitz - Matsya The First Avatar by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: March 11, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited 
Genre: Mythology, Short Story, Kidlit 

Lord Brahma is highly disturbed when the four vedas are stolen from him the moment he goes to sleep at the end of the kalpa. It’s Asura Hayagriva who’s gotten away with the sacred scriptures.

Lord Vishnu offers to go to the creator’s rescue and takes the guise of Matsya, the fish.

King Satyavrath lands up with a tiny gold fish when he’s offering prayers to the Sun God one morning. Is the fish all that it appears to be?

How can Satyavrath help the fish?

Read more to find out the reason for Lord Vishnu taking the avatar on earth as Matsya. 

*This is a straightforward story of the first avatar of Mahavishnu, retold in simple English just the way it’s written over the ages. The target audience is the youngsters, children, who don’t know all that much about Indian mythology. It’s also for those parents who are keen to read aloud stories to their children and are looking for suitable books on mythology. 

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

This is the first foray into the mythology genre for the author and also the first book that she's written for children. 

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 26 titles to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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Friday, 23 March 2018

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Lady in Waiting by Marie Tremayne

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Scoring Off the Field by Naima Simone

Scoring off the Field

by Naima Simone

WAGS, #2 
Publication Date: March 12, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Brazen, Contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance, Standalone



Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend … and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.
Football is Dominic's life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson— is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.
Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.


My Musings :

I always circle back to friends-to-lovers trope time and again when I am in the mood for a romance. And so far it hasn't disappointed me. It usually leaves me with a good case of sniffles and a bright smile at the end.

And I am talking about it because Scoring off the field is one such book. Oh my, I have never felt the need to smack a guy so badly. Seriously! Tenny and Dom have known each other since both of them ended up in the foster care in different situations. Their pasts are so heart rending, especially Tenny's. I have not connected in such a way with a heroine in recent times. She had me crying and laughing along with her. I love love her absolutely!

Now Dom is, inspite of taking care of Tenny for so many years, making her live half heartedly. So Tenny decides to stop pining after him and then Dom starts to panic. Oh I loved this part. His out of control stress was so fun to watch since he so deserved it. It was as plain as a nose on the face that he is into Tenny as much as she is. But no!The macho guy has to be a one night stand hero. It had me groaning at times.

But once he starts seeing Tenny as a woman instead of a bestie, wow, it heated up fast. The chemistry is so hot and lethal between them. The banter is also quirky and fun. I enjoyed the pair so much that I intend to read the author's other pairings too! I think this is going to end up on my reread list. I so recommend Tenny and Dom to you for a hot sexy time!

I received a copy voluntarily for reviewing purposes. This doesn't impact my review in any way

My one line review : A hot friends-to-lovers romance

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 4/5



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USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark.
She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.