Friday, November 18, 2011

Series Giveaway: Black Sun's Daughter by M.L.N. Hanover

In honor of the fourth book, Killing Rites, in the Black Sun's Daughter series by M.L.N. Hanover being published on November 29, publicist Melissa with Simon and Schuster/Pocket Books is graciously giving one reader here a set of all four books in the Black Sun's Daughter Series.  I will be drawing the winner on Black Friday and Melissa will be getting the books in the mail so the winner will receive them shortly after the new book is published. How great is that?  I also have this great series and I plan on reading and reviewing it very soon.  Giveaway open to US only, ends 11:59pm EST 11/24.  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.


KILLING RITES (Book Four of the Black Sun’s Daughter series)
Pocket Books
Release: Nov. 29, 2011
Price: $7.99
Jayne Heller has discovered the source of her uncanny powers: something else is living inside her body. She’s possessed. Of all her companions, she can only bring herself to confide in Ex, the former priest. They seek help from his old teacher, hoping to cleanse Jayne before the parasite in her becomes too powerful. Ex’s history and a new enemy combine to leave Jayne alone and on the run. Her friends try to hunt her down, unaware of the danger they’re putting her in. Jayne must defeat the past, and her only allies are a rogue vampire she once helped free—and the names thing hiding inside her skin.

For the first time in forever, Jayné Heller’s life is making sense. Even if she routinely risks her life to destroy demonic parasites that prey on mortals, she now has friends, colleagues, a trusted lover, and newfound confidence in the mission she inherited from her wealthy, mysterious uncle. Her next job might just rob her of all of them. At Grace Memorial Hospital in Chicago, something is stirring. Patients are going AWOL and research subjects share the same sinister dreams. Half a century ago, something was buried under Grace in a terrible ritual, and it’s straining to be free. Jayné is primed to take on whatever’s about to be let loose. Yet the greatest danger now may not be the huge, unseen force lurking below, but the evil that has been hiding in plain sight all along—taking her ever closer to losing her body, her mind, and her soul. . . .


When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations -- and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic.
Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic ex-FBI agent, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems. When shocking secrets come to light, and jealousy and betrayal turn trusted friends into adversaries, Jayné will soon come face-to-face with an enemy that knows her all too well, and won't rest until it has destroyed everything she loves most....

Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.

Book Giveaway: Amazing Adventures of a Nobody by Leon Logothetis

Amazing Adventures of a Nobody by Leon Logothetis
Publisher:Bettie Youngs Books
Publish Date:October 15, 2011
Paperback, 268 pages
ISBN: 978-0984308132

Thanks to Ricci Wolman, with Agile Marketing Group, I have one copy of Amazing Adventures of Nobody to give away to one lucky person, US/Canada only.  Fill out the Rafflecopter below, the only required entry is your name and email, all others are optional.  I plan on reading and reviewing this book in early 2012 so look for my review then.

About the Book:
Tired of his disconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind-job, money, home even his cell phone-and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep. Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one-of-a-kind journey: riding in trains, buses, big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship-and sheer adventure-that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.

About the Author:
Over the past few years, Leon has starred in a number of TV series, including 3 seasons of "Amazing Adventures of a Nobody," which aired on National Geographic all around the world. As a TV producer, Leon has created large-scale TV series for channels such as National Geographic and The Travel Channel among others. Leon has been featured in dozens of national news outlets, including CNN, Fox News, BBC. He writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, Outside Magazine, Psychology Today, and pens a column for the Huffington Post. Leon resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Book Review: Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K. Tyler #2MOS

Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K. Tyler

Release Date: November 2011
Published by: Fighting Monkey Press
ISBN-13: 9780983876922
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Availability: ebook only, when all volumes are published the full novel will be combined into a paperback edition

Note from the author about the serial format:  As each new part is added readers will be able to update their ebook file for free to enjoy the next installment! Right now 2MOS is priced at only $0.99 but with each section that is published the purchase price will increase.

My Review:
This first installment of Two Moons of Sera is very much worth the price of $0.99 (and more) for just this installment, never mind the fact that it buys you the additional installments as they release as well.

It's short, but it does a great job setting up the world that Serafey lives in and setting up her character, giving her and her mom some background and introducing Tor into the picture as well.  I found the characterization of Sera to be well done so far and expect it to continue as the story continues.  I like that the setting is kind of parallel to earth, but a little different, so I don't have to go too far out of my box to figure out what the world is like.  But there still is imagination required to envision the Sualwet (I see as a mer-type people) and the Erdlanders (humans, I'm thinking).  Sera falls between the two and this makes her even more interesting and I'm sure will make her more desirable in later installments as well.

Tor is interesting as well, and you start to learn his story as well and I can't wait to learn more about him and see him and Sera get to know each other better.  And the ending definitely has me anxious for the next installment.  Ms. Tyler has does an amazing job with the first installment with setting the story up and keeping it interesting and moving along.  I am already involved with the characters and ready for installment two.

So give it a shot, it's $0.99 and it's great fantasy/romance.  The serial format is also fun, read a little, get intrigued, wait a little and then read some more.  I wholeheartedly recommend Two Moons of Sera to those who enjoy romance or fantasy - I think if you enjoy either genre you will enjoy this book.  I also think if you are an adult who enjoys YA, then you will enjoy this story as well.  For now I will anxiously await part two.

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

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About the Book:
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother's water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?

About the Author: 
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press


Also here is a note from the author, Pavarti Tyler, about a giveaway she is hosting on her blog, so make sure you go and enter:

As a thank you to all of my amazing readers and supporters, I am hosting a month long rafflecopter giveaway on my blog!  Enter for your chance to win:

FTC Information: I received this book from the author for an honest review.