31 October 2014


Brutal by T.A. Brock: Zombies take over the world! 

I am so excited to help announce the release of Brutal, a prequel novella to the zombie romance, Fatal, by T.A. Brock! Readers will get some juicy backstory for Leiv, and Grayson’s mysterious origin story. If you are new to the Fatal Series, this is a great place to jump in! 

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Title: Brutal (Fatal, #1.5)
Author: T.A. Brock
Publisher: (November 2014)
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Synopsis: No matter how brutal, the law must be kept...

Leiv Patch was killed, turned, and left to his own devices. With nothing more than an ancient tome to educate him in the zombie ways, he’s eked out a lonely—and sometimes miserable—fifty years of undead existence. When he meets raven-haired Iraina Lukin on a 911 call, he begins to realize that being a riser doesn’t mean he has to go it alone. Having a Save means anything is possible. Love, family, a future. The only problem? A union between a riser and a human is against the Oracles’ law…and Iraina doesn’t want to be turned.

Conner Grayson lives as a street kid in the Windy City after his father is locked away for murder and his mother overdoses on drugs. Street savvy, he becomes extremely good at surviving. Never make friends—that’s the key, then nobody can screw you over and you never owe a soul. It works. Until he meets Leather. She’s quiet and sad, but something about her draws Conner in. He looks for her every morning in the shelter lines and before long, they’re inseparable. But Leather is not as she seems, and soon his friend is making him an offer he can’t refuse: she can make all of his brutal heartache and struggle to survive go away. All he has to do is say yes.


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30 October 2014

Title: Resisting Ruby Rose (Ruby Rose #2)
Author: Jessie Humphries
Publisher: Skyscape, 284 Pages (October 28th, 2014)
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Format: eARC
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Synopsis: Still reeling from the heartbreaking events that unfolded on Grissom Island, Ruby Rose is trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s gone from a vigilante in killer shoes to a stone-cold killer. Everyone from her therapist to her smoking-hot boyfriend keeps trying to convince her that she hasn’t crossed over to the dark side, but Ruby isn’t so sure. It doesn’t help that her nemesis, Detective “Mastermind” Martinez, is still out there, waiting for another chance to take her down.

When an alleged CIA agent named Skryker shows up and asks for a meeting, Ruby figures it just means more questions about her case. But he has information of an entirely different nature and a job offer: join an elite force of young assassins, including Skryker’s right-hand guy, Quinn Donovan. Quinn is distractingly charming, handsome—and deadly. Ruby resists becoming a killer again, but as she becomes more ensnared in a web of deceit, no one around her is safe.

Review: 4 Stars - Resisting Ruby Rose, the second title in author Jessie Humphries Ruby Rose series picks up right where the first book left off. If readers thought the first book was action packed, they haven’t seen anything yet! This second book breaks out of the typical “second book in a series” mold as Humphries writes a full story to keep readers on their toes.

When I read the first book I thought it was pretty good. Not the best thing I’ve read but I was intrigued and felt a bit invested in the characters to want to read more. I wasn’t disappointed to say the least! This second installment was a lot more than I was expecting and kept me on my toes the whole time.

I didn’t know what was going to happen next, who was involved or who might make it out alive. I came out the other side even more so invested in Ruby’s life and those around her. I was rooting for her the whole time and with the additional layer that was added to her story with two characters – Skryker and Quinn, you knew there was going to be trouble around every choice this fierce character made

And then you have Ruby’s boyfriend Liam who we meet in the first book and man, what the heck is going on with him? He killed me in this book. I was so devastated and confused and the anger I felt was almost enough to make me want to throw my Kindle across the room. I mean serious, Liam? SERIOUSLY?!

Ruby is without a doubt a character with a dark side. She’s fighting to remain who she is yet has people pushing and pulling her from every side and is bound to make mistakes, and I mean she’s a teen girl, so mistakes will happen even without all she has going on around her.

With the introduction of new characters and many pieces of the story still left to uncover I foresee yet another book to follow, which I’m looking forward to because, well, there’s so much I’d like to see wrapped up.

If readers are looking for two great books with lots of action, mystery and teenage angst, look no further. YA and adult readers alike will find that Ruby is an old soul and had to do a lot of growing up in her short life to find her where she is now. She’s a multi layered character who knows her way around a gun and isn’t afraid to use it. Enjoy!










About the Author:

Jessie Humphries was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received a BA from San Diego State University, where she cultivated her love of the beach, then lived in France, where she cultivated her weakness for shoes, and finally earned a law degree from UNLV, where she cultivated her interest in justice. After practicing law for several years she began writing, and, appropriately, her debut novel Killing Ruby Rose is a thriller about vigilante justice set in sunny southern California with a shoe-obsessed protagonist. Jessie currently writes and practices law in Las Vegas, where she lives with her husband and children.


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Title: Forever Kinda Love (Lovelly, #1)
Author: Clara Stone
Genre: Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: 246 Pages (August 15th, 2014)
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Synopsis: Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

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“Ace!” It comes out like a relieved cough. I run to her, but stop before I pull her to me. Her arms are wrapped around her small body, and her head is tilted down.
                 
“I’m sorry,” I finally say through heavy breaths. “But only because of the way I told you.”
                 
She looks up through her wet eyelashes, confused.
                 
“I’m not sorry that I’ve fallen for my best friend. I’m not sorry that I kissed you, and I sure as hell am not sorry that I told you.” I wipe the tears rolling down her cheeks.
                 
She sniffles. “But what about—”

“Doesn’t matter.” I cut her off.

“And the whole—”

“We’ll figure it out.”
                 
“What if—”
                 
I step toward her. “The only thing I want to know is if you feel the same way about me. That’s the only if I care about.”
                 
She stares into my eyes, like she doesn’t know what to say. Then she admits, “I’m afraid, Heath.”
                 
“Me too.” I place my hands on either side of her shoulders and lean in. The fresh smell of strawberries assaults my lungs. “But not about us. I’ve never been afraid of us, Ace. Not that first day at the hospital, or the first time I kissed you.”
                 
“You weren’t?” Disbelief colors her question.
                 
I shake my head. “It was like taking a breath of fresh air after inhaling toxins my entire life. Wasn’t it like that for you?”
                 
“I-I . . .” She pauses, chewing on her lower lip, then nods. “I guess.”
                 
I close a little more distance between us. There’s only a hair’s breadth left. “I know you’re afraid. But I’m asking, just this once . . . forget all the reasons you can’t and believe in that one reason you should. Listen to your heart, baby. What does it tell you?”
                 
I know what mine’s telling me. It’s Ace. She’s it for me.
                 
She opens her mouth, closes it, then does that again, like she’s battling with herself. “But what if—”
                 
“We’ll figure it out.” I cup her cheek, running my thumb over it. “I’ve never let you down before, and I’m not going to start now.”
                 
She studies me, her eyebrows pinched together. Finally, she responds: “Okay.”
                 
“Okay?”

She smiles, then bites down on her lip. “Yes. Okay. Oui.”





About the Author:

Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

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