Today is the cover reveal for Twice Upon A Time by Santana Blair. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover is designed by RE Creatives: https://recreativesdesigns.wordpress.com/
Twice Upon A Time (Paradise Cove #2)
By Santana Blair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: April 2017
Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a young prince who fell in love with the fairest maiden…
Four years ago, Jayden Williams left Paradise Cove as a young kid with big dreams. But now he’s back home and coming face to face with a dream he thought was long-lost.
On the court he’s known for making some of the riskiest shots under pressure. So now that the girl who got away is back, Jayden is about to take the most precarious shot ever…
Because sometimes love comes twice upon a time.
You can find Twice Upon A Time on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33517847-twice-upon-a-time
Previous books in this series
When you think you might lose the one person that means everything to you, you learn to play harder…
Start the series with And She called Him Romeo (Paradise Cove #1)! The series is one of interconnected standalone books. Each book could be read independently but it also works as a sequential series. You can find this book online:
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30076400-and-she-called-him-romeo
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Called-Romeo-Paradise-Cove-Book-ebook/dp/B01HHI9OAE/
- Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/and-she-called-him-romeo-santana-blair/1124062440?ean=294015829225
One moment. One kiss. One Girl... and thirty days... changes everything.
Continue the series with Thirty Days in Technicolor (Paradise Cove #1.5)! You can find this book online:
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31819655-thirty-days-in-technicolor
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZM1UV1/
- Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thirty-days-in-technicolor-santana-blair/1124747596?ean=2940156957811
About the Author:
Santana Blair lives in Connecticut with her husband and three kids.
She enjoys long walks through bookstores and stationery aisles. Her personal philosophy is that rainy days are perfect for getting lost in a good book. She’s a sucker for a good love story.
When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and relaxing with family.
Santana loves connecting with fellow readers via social media.
You can find and contact Santana here:
- Website: http://www.santanablair.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsantanablair
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/santanawrites
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/SantanaBlair
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Santana-Blair/e/B01HX3ERG4/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorsantanablair
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There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Twice Upon a Time. One winner will win a signed set of 3 paperbacks from The Paradise Cove Series. Includes: And She Called Him Romeo, Thirty Days in Technicolor, and Twice Upon A Time by Santana Blair.
This is my stop during the book blitz for Give Me Chaos by Jillian Ashe. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 28 February till 6 March, you can view the blitz schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-give-me-chaos-by-jillian-ashe
Give Me Chaos (Wolfegang #5)
By Jillian Ashe
Genre: Science Fiction Adventure
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: 16 March 2017
The fifth book in the Wolfegang series follows Katerina back to the top secret military base, Enzo, where she is Lt. Donnelly’s prisoner. The lieutenant puts her through tests and experiments to find out what makes her so special, and why the genetic enhancements aren’t degrading her brain. He’s looking for his own cure. Katerina might not survive his search for answers until General Ryojin shows up and changes the game completely.
You can find Give Me Chaos on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32489391-give-me-chaos
You can pre-order Give Me Chaos on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Give-Me-Chaos-Wolfegang-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZ0FF8H/
Earlier books in the series
My Delicate Destruction (Wolfegang #1)
by Jillian Ashe
Firefly meets Dark Angel in the YA/NA Sci Fi Adventure series available in Kindle Unlimited. -- Katerina used to be a normal college girl until she wakes up 500 years in the future and finds out her twin Kris, is still alive. Will she be able to survive in the new dark future to find him?
You can buy all the books in the Wolfegang series on amazon
- My Delicate Destruction (Wolfegang #1): https://www.amazon.com/My-Delicate-Destruction-Wolfegang-Book-ebook/dp/B00KEY4NEG/
- Riding on Whispers (Wolfegang #2): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NCLK1GW/
- When Elements Collide (Wolfegang #3): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TJH19PK/
- Far From Safe (Wolfegang #4): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A9JOVLU/
All four books are available in Kindle Unlimited
General Ryojin wasn’t particularly fond of the genetic program on the Enzo base, but on occasion it produced some excellent results. Lieutenant Donnelly was one of the few great accomplishments of the Heishi Project and at present he ran the program.
The general had been ordered by his superior to check on Lt. Donnelly’s new pet project. It was a project he’d been promised by the lieutenant would cure some of the less than pleasant side effects of their patented serum. If Lt. Donnelly was correct in his assumptions he would be up for promotion.
The general slid his hands in his pockets and walked through every check point without stopping to present identification. Soldiers saluted as he passed by. Every general was given a certain level of security clearance provided by a chip inserted in their arm. Checkpoints automatically registered the serial number and allowed them to pass.
He flicked his longer than regulation hair out of his face. There weren’t many people above him in rank and no one brave enough to enforce the policy on hair length. He’d lost count how many checkpoints he’d passed as he made his way deeper into the base, through levels of security, a tiny fraction of the population on the base even knew existed.
The Heishi Project was one of the best kept secrets of the Federation. Some of the details leaked to the masses. The enhanced soldiers who came from the project became a type of bogeyman. No one knew the exact extent of the project and so wild tales arose to fill the holes.
Ryojin stopped outside the last checkpoint. The soldier stared and fumbled with his ‘sir’ as he tried to salute at the same time. Ryojin knew the effect he had on his soldiers. He was the youngest general in history at thirty-three but it wasn’t always the reason they stared. Ryojin was almost pure Japanese, and one of the few remaining noble families able to keep their bloodlines pure.
He was a rarity among the mutts of humanity.
Ryojin heard screeching and a crash from the genetic labs. His eyebrow rose at the young soldier. Those were not sounds he wanted to hear. The young man stuttered again and opened the door for him, trying to explain but his words were jumbled. Ryojin sighed. He walked through the door and around the corner.
The general stopped in his tracks as he witnessed something he did not usually see in the labs. A young woman with the whitest skin he’d ever seen screamed at three of his soldiers. All of the soldiers were men and all of them were at least three times her weight. She flipped one over her shoulder and hit the second with enough force to drop him like a rock.
The general frowned. He got a look at her eyes. No, she wasn’t Japanese. Something was not right. He intended to find out what exactly was going on.
Donnelly had some explaining to do.
The general walked forward with purpose as she whipped around to face the third soldier. The soldier gritted his teeth but didn’t back down. It amused Ryojin to see him try to take her on though it was clear how outmatched he was. She feinted a punch and then kicked him in the genitals; a low blow.
When she turned on the general, neither of them hesitated. Her fist flew at him with impressive speed. He caught it easily enough without breaking stride and spun her around. He held her close, incapacitating both her arms without too much effort. The girl was strong, but not stronger than him.
General Ryojin was the shining achievement of the Heishi Project.
She growled low and animalistic, bucking against him but he held her tight as he quickly inspected her. The girl was malnourished which angered him. There were marks and bruises all over her body, some were from the mandatory tests, but there were other marks that shouldn’t have been there.
He sighed as the realization came to him. Donnelly had been slipping again without reporting it. They couldn’t manage the sickness if it wasn’t reported. The lieutenant would need to be dealt with.
A doctor came out casually from her lab with a syringe in hand. He arched an eyebrow at her nonchalance. “Care to explain, Lyn?”
Lyn Tallis was a woman he knew from childhood, but they had taken separate paths to reach the point in their lives they were at now and it was mere coincidence she worked for him.
The girl in his arms laughed in a manner which concerned him. He frowned down at her and wondered again where she’d come from. Pure Europeans were nearly extinct. At most a few thousand remained in the icy north of Earth and his guess was generous.
“Only a test, cousin,” Lyn said. She stepped over one of the fallen soldiers and approached the girl. “She did amazingly well.”
Suddenly the weight in his arms doubled as the girl collapsed. He almost stumbled forward before he caught himself against the sudden change in balance.
“It’s all right, Lyn,” the girl whispered. “You don’t need to sedate me.”
He watched the exchange closely with narrowed eyes. Clearly there was more going on than had been on the report. This girl was a captive subject and not a willing one. That information changed everything.
“Where is the lieutenant?” Ryojin demanded. He needed to be debriefed. Immediately.
He didn’t let go of the girl. He didn’t trust her.
“I didn’t know you had cousins,” the girl said.
Lyn grimaced, her version of a smile. “Of course, Katerina. Now you can go back to your cell or finish the test.”
Ryojin propped her up and let her go. When he finally looked into her eyes they were dead and lifeless. None of the fire in them he had seen moments before. He needed answers.
Her eyes snapped to his and the grey flashed like lightning. The sudden light allowed him to witness the raging storm inside before shuttering once more as she followed Lyn.
He was going to like her.
About the Author
Jillian Ashe lives and works in San Diego, California with her husband and son. While writing the Wolfegang series she attended University in pursuit of a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing. She has been writing since age twelve and has written for The La Jolla Light Newspaper. She is part of almost every fandom out there and loves makeup, Steampunk, and geeks out on a regular basis.
Jillian is working on finishing the Wolfegang series.
You can find and contact Jillian here:
- Website: http://www.jillianashe.com
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Growing up in the Bible belt, I can attest that there are people like Mrs. Poser: the critical mama, sassy Southern Baptist 'bless-your-heart' walking stereotype. In case you're not southern, 'bless your heart,' is a nice way of saying, 'oh, you must be some kind of stupid.'
And there are people like Mary: the dutiful one; "perfect" daughter. Also member of the 'bless your heart' club. She is her mother's daughter, at least, she tries, and pretends to be. We all know what happens when we try to fit into the boxes someone created for us.
When Simha Das, an Indian film director, begins to take Mary out of these boxes that she obediently put herself in, she starts to question and examine family loyalty, expectations, happiness, love, and faith.
This book was a blend in Southern hospitality that I'm familiar with, and a culture, and religion that I was not. I appreciate Angel A taking the time to reflect the differences between Hindu and Christianity. And bridging the gap of two seemingly different - and yet with some commonality - in a romantic love story wasn't lost on me.
This was a beautiful, if not irritating coupling. I was a bit frustrated in some of Mary's choices, but I understand that you have to wade and muddle your way through the waters.
This was a fun read! It takes an eloquent, exotic, and sexy director to turn a faithful country bumpkin into a mariposa.
The recipe for a warm and humorous story…
In a modest bowl of Nashville, gently place a girl who is Country music, Bible belt, and a Steakhouse foodie.
Then add a surprise portion of exotic and handsome Anglo Indian, who is a passionate Bollywood director, vegetarian and Hindu.
Stir vigorously on a bed of intense attraction.
At first, the ingredients will seem to clash and separate.
Include a dollop of jealous boyfriend and a meddling mother.
Splash in a serve of fun and mischievous friends.
Add a dash of crazy aunt and a minister father to keep the flavors working together.
Sprinkle in even more complicated family members to taste.
Cook on high emotions.
The secret ingredient that cuts through the sweetness is a final layer of shocking revelation that adds a surprising depth of flavor.
Finish with a twist of ‘Oh My God! Is she really going to do that?'.
Serve as tasty bite-size chapters in a novel dish of mayhem and madness with a side of Country music and Bollywood dancing.
One of my favorite lines here is this: "....happy endings don't happen without unhappy middles." I'm a realist. Though, I believe in happy ever afters, I still want to know what happens after you say, "I do." The Story of Us takes a couple, Alieya and Maverick, from their first chance meeting, to their first kiss, and then to their "I dos." It opens a curtain to the reality of a marriage - the first fight, the first hurdle, and the first heartache.
I like how simple d. Nichole King's format is. It's told in entries; in series of flashbacks that take us back to the present. I love how she examines that moment between life and death; the waiting period. The period where we are bargaining to God, to ourselves, to the people we love, and making promises to do better and be better people, if only.
If only we could have just a few more moments.
A few more memories.
But some memories and regrets invade our thoughts until we're consumed with what-ifs and if-onlys playing over and over in an endless loop.
One of the things that got to me was how vivid the colors were used throughout the book. I could see the color of a first kiss. If I could paint, I could tell you what colors to use to paint our grief. Did you know you could paint your brokenness? Actually put an image of what haunts us?
It was pretty intense reading material, let me tell you. Maybe I'm made of more softer materials, but I cried all the way through. I remember all the unhappy middles in my almost 12 year fairy tale, and those lessons, regrets, and tears have strengthened my marriage.
If you're looking for a little romance, a dose of marital reality, with a fun couple who, aside from the lawyer and artist thing, could very well be every couple you've ever met...even you and your spouse! I recommend this book for you.
This is a story of two ordinary people; just a girl and a guy - and how they fell in love.
It's a story of knowing, understanding, and accepting, who we are, before and during our marriage.
It's what happens when we let people go, that makes room for someone else to come in.
It's a series of moments and lessons that make us.
It's a painting of our memories; in sunsets, and sunrises; in shades of pastels or charcoals.
It's the story of choosing love over grief.
This is The story of us.
#ConfessionsOfANerdoholic by Savannah Blevins
Genre >> #NewAdult #ContemporaryRomance
Publisher >> Limitless Publishing
Release Date >> January 24, 2016
Eloise Duncan has a type. Skinny jeans and black rimmed glasses. She’s a nerdoholic and she isn’t ashamed…
Eloise isn’t the party all night, keg stand kind of college girl. She works part-time at the Sugar Cube bakery to pay her rent, and keeps her nose in a book. Even with her perfect academic record, and above par study habits, she manages to still have a failing Anatomy grade at midterms. To cheer herself up, and make the extra study hours a little less torturous, she stops by the library a few hours a week to check out, Oliver Edwards, the guy of her dreams that doesn’t realize she exists. At least, not yet.
Eloise has a plan. Every guy, even nerds, can’t resist a good cupcake, and Eloise makes the best cupcakes on earth…
She leaves one of her famous strawberry cheesecake cupcakes on top of Oliver’s chemistry book when he takes a bathroom break. In fact, she does it every day for a week. And every day, Oliver’s smile at her kind gesture gets bigger and bigger. It’s enough to brighten her mood, but not enough to bring her grade up. That is until she accidently hits Oliver in the crotch with her anatomy book. Turns out, Oliver isn’t just hot, he’s also nice and forgiving. He offers to tutor Eloise in exchange for an endless supply of sugary treats.
It doesn’t take long for study sessions to turn into make out sessions. It’s a daydream come true, except for the fact that if Eloise doesn’t pass Anatomy, her father will jerk her out of school…
Her father never wanted her to go to her mother’s alma mater at Maryland State. He wants her back on the west coast, following in his foot steps at Pepperdine. He’ll use her bad grade to bring her home. Will Eloise be able to tame her nerd lust long enough to make the grade she needs to pass her class, or will she have to leave her new love behind in…
Confessions of a Nerdoholic.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Savannah was born in Hyden, Kentucky. She received her M.S in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Mississippi in 2009. She’s been writing since the early age of nine when she begged her parents for a type writer for Christmas.
She now lives in Corbin, Ky with her husband of eight years, John, and their two wonderful daughters, Delilah and Gracie.
When she isn’t working, or running after her kids, she spends her free time traveling the country with her husband. There is nothing better than a day of football in the grove, a late night of basketball at Rupp Arena or slapping the glass to celebrate another Washington Capitals goal.
She is a strong believer that with enough hard work and determination you can accomplish anything.
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I use Goodread's rating scale
1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!