Kill Code – Excerpt and Giveaway

About The Book:

Title: KILL CODE

Author: Luna Kayne

Pub. Date: January 22, 2019

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 317

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HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE?

THEN

Ten years ago, a covert government operation gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never leave.

NOW

Jack’s special forces team receives a tip, leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s death, ten years earlier.

Past and present collide as what was once lost is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he is trying to end.

But is everything as it seems as secrets begin to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places?

And will the last missing piece, the answer to all of their problems, be found in time?

*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***

* Kill Code is the first book in a trilogy.

Excerpt:

“Wake up, Jack. We’re moving out. Your assignment is done.”

My commanding officer barks his orders out, jolting me awake. I open my eyes and try to focus as the dawn barely lights the room around me.

“What do you mean, done? Last night we were waiting on the search warrants. We had the whole family. It was going down… today.” Propping myself up on my elbows, I shake my head, trying to will myself to catch up.

Going over the last few days in my head, this doesn’t make sense. I’ve been on the ground with my unit for months now working special ops undercover with local law enforcement on a federal level. Collecting whatever evidence we could and rounding up witnesses. Everything finally began to snowball together three days ago.

First one witness came forward, then a second, then the third came in with solid proof. With Port Thomas being a smaller city near the coast in Oregon, law enforcement is always underfunded so they were thankful for the additional manpower, as long as we didn’t step on too many toes.

We had our mission in place for today, but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.

“It blew up. Shit went down a few hours ago. Apparently, they knew we were coming. The Sparr family is gone. All of the evidence against them is now speculative. Four witnesses are dead. Another two are missing.” Then, as he opens his mouth, I see the hesitation in his eyes as his body physically braces for a fight.

“Jack.” My commander starts then stops, carefully considering his words with a frustrating pause. “It’s Jessa. Both her and her brother’s bodies are missing.”

“What do you mean, missing?” Then the weight of his words hits me. “Wait. What do you mean, bodies?” I bolt out of bed onto shaky legs as I feel my world begin to crumble piece by piece.

He chose his words carefully. She isn’t missing.

Her body is missing.

About the book The story for Kill Code began to come to me when I was around 90% done writing my first novel, Controlling Interests, which made finishing that book a little more challenging. The interesting thing about Kill Code is, when I first had the idea for the book, it was the ending that came to me first so I had to work backwards through it to create the supporting story and characters before I could start writing from the beginning. I was about half way through the book when I realized the story would expand into a trilogy and some of my supporting characters would have their own stories to tell before it was over. I also did not come up with the title until I was on my last chapter when the titles for all three books came to me.

About Luna:

Luna Kayne is a multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose.

Within the romance genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal, BDSM and contemporary.

The woman behind Luna Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win an eBook of KILL CODE, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/14/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

1/14/2019- Texan Holly Reads– Excerpt

1/14/2019-The Little BookwormReview

1/15/2019- Bookish Rantings– Spotlight

1/15/2019- BookHounds– Excerpt

1/15/2019-Lisa Loves LiteratureSpotlight

1/16/2019- Angelic Book Reviews– Excerpt

1/16/2019- Jrsbookreviews– Excerpt

1/17/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

1/17/2019- Colorimetry– Excerpt

1/18/2019- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write– Spotlight

1/18/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

Week Two:

1/21/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

1/21/2018- Good Choice Reading– Excerpt

1/22/2018- Tales of A Ravenous Reader– Excerpt

1/22/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

1/23/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

1/23/2018- Adventures Thru WonderlandExcerpt

1/24/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

1/24/2019- Books a Plenty Book ReviewsPlaylist

1/25/2018- Bookbriefs– Excerpt

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Lady Smoke – ARC Review and Giveaway

About the Book:

Title: LADY SMOKE (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)

Author: Laura Sebastian

Pub. Date: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 512

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudible,  B&NiBooksTBD

The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that was “made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir” ( Bustle ), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people. 


The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo’s country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.


Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage–Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.


To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.


Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.


A darkly enchanting page-turner you won’t be able to put down.” –Bustle on Ash Princess, Book 1 in the Ash Princess series

About Book 1:

Title: ASH PRINCESS (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)

Author: Laura Sebastian

Pub. Date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 432

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Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.

For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.

Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, she realizes that surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.

For ten years, the Ash Princess has seen her land pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends here.

Review:

The second book in the Ash Princess trilogy did not disappoint. I’m starting my review that way because I want to stress how good this was, how surprising it was to read a middle book that impressed. You all should know me well enough by now that I can struggle with fantasy books but I did not with this one. I enjoyed it immensely.

While I do gush about the wonder that is the a second book that amazes, the overall plot was not overly unique or complicated. While there is a lot going on within the plot, it could seem like too much to some readers so keep that in mind. Here are some examples: Complex politics, secrets, betrayal, fighting for the rights to the kingdom, and more. I won’t talk about the romance because it was not the part of the plot I chose to focus on. It did not do much for me, if I’m being honest. However, Sebastian took what could have been a mediocre story and put her touch on it to make it enjoyable. I was hooked and couldn’t put this down until the last page. Then I screamed because I won’t know how it turned out until next year.

Theo (or Theodosia) was still our protagonist and her character arc continued to amaze me. She was complex, flawed, and relatable. I won’t beat the dead horse that is how much I found myself connecting with her character. What I will talk about are the rest of the characters and how much they added to the story. Thankfully the full cast helped give this story a much needed depth and fullness.

While my review does sound rather vague, I did that in the hopes it would peek your interest in reading this series if you have not already. But if you have and were on the fence about the second book, I hope I have pushed you to the side of the fence that causes you to pick this one up. I do not believe you will be disappointed.

About Laura:

Laura Sebastian was born and raised in South Florida (the Redlands and Key Largo) and has always loved telling stories–many apologies to her little brother who often got in trouble because of them. No copies of her first book, a Cinderella retelling about angels circa 2nd grade, remain. Thankfully.

After getting her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, she moved to New York City thinking that she would stay for a couple of years before going somewhere better suited for a small-town, sun-loving girl. Five years later, she’s still here and madly in love with it.

When Laura isn’t writing, she’s probably reading, baking cookies or cupcakes, buying more clothes than her overstuffed closet can fit, or forcing her lazy dog Neville to take a walk.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of LADY SMOKE, US Only.

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Week One:

1/1/2019- To Be Read– Review

1/2/2019- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

1/3/2019- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

1/4/2019- Random Bookish Banter– Review

Week Two:

1/7/2019- Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews– Review

1/8/2019- Jrsbookreviews– Review

1/9/2019- Omg Books and More Books– Review

1/10/2019- Fiction Fare– Review

1/11/2019- Du Livre– Review

Week Three:

1/14/2019- Loie Dunn– Review

1/15/2019- A Court of Coffee and Books– Review

1/16/2019- Paws and Paperbacks– Review

1/17/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review

1/18/2019- Lifestyle of Me– Review

Week Four:

1/21/2019- Paper Reader– Review

1/22/2019- Adventures and Reading– Review

1/23/2019- Popthebutterfly Reads– Review

1/24/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

1/25/2019- YA Books Central– Interview

Week Five:

1/28/2019- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

1/29/2019- Colorimetry– Interview

1/30/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

1/31/2019- Kat’s Books– Review

Two Can Keep A Secret – ARC Review and Giveaway

About the Book:

Title: TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET 

Author: Karen McManus

Pub. Date: January 8, 2019

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudible,  B&NiBooksTBD

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery’s never been there, but she’s heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.

The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself.

Review:

HO

LEE

SCHNIKES

McManus’ new thriller was just as good as I hoped it would be. It was a fast-paced, action packed novel that kept me turning pages long past my bedtime.

I loved reading about Ellery and Ezra, twin siblings, and how they tried to adjust to living a small town way of life. These twins have not had an easy life: Their mom was court ordered into rehab, not growing up with a father, barely knowing anything about their family, and forced to accept the reality that they may always just scrape by. Now, forced to live with their only known living relative – their Grandmother – Ellery and Ezra will soon be thrust into something much bigger than they could ever realize. They always knew their mom’s twin sister disappeared decades ago and then years later their mom’s babysitter’s daughter was murdered. Whatever happened to their missing aunt and the babysitter’s daughter will soon be revealed and it is more than anyone could have imagined.

I know I did not describe that very well but let me tell you – it is an edge of your seat, double bolt your doors, and check your locks kind of read. I could not get enough of this once I started. Sure, I had my guesses of who the murderer could have been but I’m not a detective in real life so I could only speculate. Or, perhaps, I wanted to be surprised. Either way, this did not disappoint. The characters were flawed, complex, and relatable. I especially enjoyed how Ellery claimed to be good at solving mysteries but couldn’t figure this one out. HA. Well done, McManus.

I am not going to give anymore away. I urge you to read this. McManus now has a forever reader right here. I will read whatever she publishes, even if it is her grocery list. This author can write and she has won me over. If you are on the fence about this, this is me pushing you to read it. You won’t be disappointed!

About Karen:

As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I’m a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA.

When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son I’ve ridden horses in Colombia and bicycles through Paris. A member of SCBWI, I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Which I have never, ever used professionally.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/1/2019- Lifestyle of Me– Review

1/2/2019- Paper Reader– Review

1/3/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

1/4/2019- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

Week Two:

1/7/2019- Pink Polka Dot Books– Review

1/8/2019- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

1/9/2019- Adventures and Reading– Review

1/10/2019- The Phantom Paragrapher– Review

1/11/2019- Book Dragon Lair– Review

Week Three:

1/14/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review

1/15/2019- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

1/16/2019- Sweet Southern Home– Review

1/17/2019- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

1/18/2019- The Hermit Librarian– Review

Week Four:

1/21/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

1/22/2019- Owl always Be Reading– Review

1/23/2019- BookHounds YA– Review

1/24/2019- Popthebutterfly Reads– Review

1/25/2019- Eli to the nth– Review

Week Five:

1/28/2019- The Clever Reader– Review

1/29/2019- All the Ups and Downs– Review

1/30/2019- Two Points of Interest– Review

1/31/2019- EatingbetweenthelinesINC– Review

Power of Five Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

About the Series:

Title: LERA OF LUNOS (Power of Five #4)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: January 4, 2019

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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Two immortal realms on brink of war. One mortal standing in their way.

With the quint squaring off against the king of Slait, Lera is running out of time to tame her feral magic. Worse still, just when the quint must weave together to survive, demons from Tye’s past surface to tear them apart. Demons he fears facing, let alone sharing with Lera.

But when Griorgi makes a move that no one expects, throwing River, Shade, and Coal’s lives into question, the clock runs out. Lera and Tye have no choice but to fight their battles within—or risk losing Lunos and their quint forever.

LERA OF LUNOS is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, the stunning finale to the Amazon-bestselling, KU-All Star POWER OF FIVE series.

Title: TRIAL OF THREE (Power of Five #3)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: September 26, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 192

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

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Four cords of power. Three trials. Two soul-crushing secrets. 


For Lera, training has never been so hard. With the males’ power roaring in her veins and River’s cold demand that she master the magic before the third trial, something has to give. Worse still, River is keeping something from her. Something about his past and Lunos’s future.


For River and Coal, the past must stay buried. Though one male’s nightmare sits on a throne and the other’s hides in his soul, they are equally unprepared for Lera’s startling determination to undress the truth. 


But when Mors’s Emperor Jawrar makes a play for Lunos, neither Lera’s fledgling magic nor the males’ old wounds can remain untouched—not if their world is to survive.


TRIAL OF THREE is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel, third in the Amazon bestselling, KU-All Star POWER OF FIVE series. 

Title: MISTAKE OF MAGIC (Power Of Five #2)

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: June 29, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 193

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD

FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!!!

Three trials stand between Lera and exile. Unless the training kills her first.


Quint magic has never chosen a human before, and the Elders Council is convinced Lera is a mistake. 


When the quint refuses to be cleaved apart, the enraged elders give them a choice: exile from Lunos or demotion to the lowest of trainees. Subject again to the humiliations and deadly trials they endured centuries ago, the males now face a new challenge—training Lera to survive. 


River, Shade, Coal, and Tye will do whatever it takes to keep Lera safe. But Lera will do whatever she must to keep them together—even if it means putting herself in mortal danger.

READ POWER OF FIVE FOR FREE JANUARY 4TH-8TH!

Title: POWER OF FIVE

Author: Alex Lidell

Pub. Date: May 4, 2018

Publisher: Danger Bearing Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 312

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD

FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED!!!

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist. 

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out… Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn. 

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to… a female. A mortal female. 

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone… especially for Lera herself. 

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel. 

Review:

Quick review to wet your appetite.

This was a quick yet very enjoyable read. The characters were very well developed. I did fear the MC, Lera, would not grow into the strong character the story needed her to be but she had a wonderful character arc that helped her find her way. She became a strong force and I enjoyed reading about her.

Everything else about the story was well done – the plot and the pacing. Both were very well thought out. The world building was one aspect that I wanted to point out because the author did an amazing job of making everything realistic and lush. That could not have been an easy feat but Lidell made it seem easy.

This really was a good start to the series, which you can read on Kindle Unlimited now. Please check it out!

About Alex:

Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC International.

1 winner will receive a POWER OF FIVE Journal, US Only.

1 winner will receive the complete POWER OF FIVE series in eBooks, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/4/2019- Under the Book Cover– Review-Power of Five

1/4/2019- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt- Power of Five

Week Two:

1/7/2019- Loie Dunn– Review-Power of Five        

1/7/2019- Texan Holly Reads– Excerpt- Power of Five       

1/8/2019- BookHounds– Excerpt- Power of Five 

1/8/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt- Power of Five  

1/9/2019- Good Choice Reading– Excerpt-Power of Five 

1/9/2019- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Excerpt- Lera of Lunos

1/10/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review-Power of Five      

1/11/2019- Burgandy Ice– Excerpt- Lera of Lunos

Week Three:

1/14/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Review- Complete Series

1/14/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review- Complete Series

1/15/2019- Reese’s Reviews– Review- Complete Series

1/15/2019- Parajunkee– Excerpt- Lera of Lunos

1/16/2019- Book-Keeping– Review- Complete Series

1/16/2019- Jaime’s World– Excerpt- Lera of Lunos

1/17/2019- Bookbriefs– Review- Complete Series

1/17/2019- Abooktropolis– Review- Power of Five or Complete Series

1/18/2019- Love in a time of Feminism– Review- Complete Series

1/18/2019- Eli to the nth– Review- Power of Five or Complete Series

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Title: STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL 

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Pub. Date: December 4, 2018 

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 384

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all.

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger,Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnectedstories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect humanspecimens, and how hard that will push the definition of “human.”

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of geneticmanipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that willarise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to themonstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, ArwenElys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful isgroundbreaking in both form and substance.

PRAISE FOR STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful will send shivers down your spine.” Teen Vogue

“Powerful, poignant, and action-packed, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is an exciting sci-fi adventure firmly rooted in the realities of our present day that fans of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series will love.” Bustle

★ “Part cautionary tale and part ode to the inventive human spirit, Dayton’s brilliant collection of stories is best described as a scientific Twilight Zone.Publishers Weekly, Starred

★ “Compelling and terrifying, this volume is science fiction at its finest.

School Library Journal, Starred

★ “This speculative, thought-provoking novel will take readers on a frightening, remarkable journey through humanity’s past, present, and possible future.” Booklist, Starred

“Imaginative and incisive.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we’ll go in pursuit of personal and societal ‘perfection.’ Dayton’s newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book. —Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

A work of unforgettable vision and imagination. This book is everything I love about science fiction.”

—Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files

Haunting, challenging and provocative—this is an extraordinary book. I can’t stop thinking about it.”

—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files

A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face.
Every story leaves you desperate for more.”
—Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a remarkable book, visionary and very hard to put down.

—Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautifulfast-paced, tightly plotted, and engaging from the first page—puts a human face on the prosperity or catastrophe that is waiting just around the corner.”

—David Friedberg, founder of Climate Corporation

“Arwen Elys Dayton explores the next era of humanity with astonishing heart.

—Peter H. Diamandis, MD, founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University and author of the New York Times bestsellers Abundance and Bold


Review:

I am a dystopian freak so I knew I would love this book. There are 6 stories but they are all tied together and it was brilliantly done. This did not disappoint.

We live in a day and age where genetic modification like this isn’t too far off. Scientists are getting closer every day to modifying people like they were done in this book. The stories in this book were so vastly different and of course I liked some better than others. Regardless, they all came together in the end and it kind of amazing when it all clicked for me.

I don’t want to go into too much detail about each story because I do still want you to pick up a copy. The first felt like the perfect way to start the ball rolling with twins and the decisions they had to make . The second story felt like a tie back to current day with discrimination. The third was fascinating with the religious aspect and beliefs. The way that character fit into the overall book was well done. The fourth was my least favorite story. There was just too much that felt jagged and it kept me from really connecting with the character. The fifth story felt like it went on much longer than it should have and I had a wee bit of a hard time paying attention but the end of that particular one brought me back. The final story is where it all came full circle and it was very well done. While there were a couple of stories that had a religious tone, not once did this story get preachy or overly religious. It really was the perfect balance.

This really was an eye opening story as it made me think of the various reasons why someone would want/need genetic modification. It also re-upped my love for dystopian novels. I do urge you to give this book a chance, it really is amazing.

About Arwen:

ARWEN ELYS DAYTON is the author of the Seeker series—Seeker,Traveler, and Disruptor and the e-novella The Young Dread—and thescience-fiction thriller Resurrection. Arwen lives with her husband and theirthree children on the West Coast of the United States. You can visit her atarwendayton.com and follow @arwenelysdayton on Twitter and Instagram.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive finished copies of STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL, US only.

Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2863/?

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/3/2018- Kait Plus Books– Review

12/4/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt

12/5/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

12/6/2018- Sifa Elizabeth Writes– Review

12/7/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

Week Two:

12/10/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

12/11/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

12/12/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

12/13/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

12/14/2018- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

Week Three:

12/17/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

12/18/2018- Always Me – Review

12/19/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo Blog– Excerpt

12/20/2018- Devouring Books– Review

12/21/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

Week Four:

12/24/2018- My Books-My World– Excerpt

12/25/2018- Books of Teacups– Review

12/26/2018- Lifestyle of Me– Review

12/27/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

12/28/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

Week Five:

12/31/2018- Oh Hey! Books.– Review

KILL CODE Cover Reveal Blitz



Today Luna Kayne and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for KILL CODE, the first book in her new Romantic Suspense Series which releases on January 22, 2019! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!

On to the reveal! 


Title: KILL CODE
Author: Luna Kayne
Pub. Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Kayne Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 317

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE? 

THEN 

Ten years ago, a covert government operation gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never leave.
 

NOW 

Jack’s special forces team receives a tip, leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s death, ten years earlier. 

Past and present collide as what was once lost is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he is trying to end. 

But is everything as it seems as secrets begin to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places? 

And will the last missing piece, the answer to all of their problems, be found in time? 

*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***


* Kill Code is the first book in a trilogy.

Exclusive Excerpt!
Prologue: 10 years ago
– Jack –

“Wake up, Jack. We’re moving out. Your assignment is done.”

My commanding officer barks his orders out, jolting me awake. I open my eyes and try to focus as the dawn barely lights the room around me.

“What do you mean, done? Last night we were waiting on the search warrants. We had the whole family. It was going down… today.” Propping myself up on my elbows, I shake my head, trying to will myself to catch up.

Going over the last few days in my head, this doesn’t make sense. I’ve been on the ground with my unit for months now working special ops undercover with local law enforcement on a federal level, collecting whatever evidence we could and rounding up witnesses. Everything finally began to snowball together three days ago.

First one witness came forward, then a second, then the third came in with solid proof. With Port Thomas being a smaller city nestled near the coast in Oregon, law enforcement is always underfunded so they were thankful for the additional manpower, as long as we didn’t step on too many toes.

We had our mission in place for today, but this wasn’t how it was supposed to go.

“It blew up. Shit went down a few hours ago. Apparently, they knew we were coming. The Sparr family is gone. All of the evidence against them is now speculative. Four witnesses are dead. Another two are missing.” Then, as he opens his mouth, I see the hesitation in his eyes as his body physically braces for a fight.

“Jack.” My commander starts then stops, carefully considering his words with a frustrating pause. “It’s Jessa. Both her and her brother’s bodies are missing.”

“What do you mean, missing?” Then the weight of his words hits me. “Wait. What do you mean, bodies?” I bolt out of bed onto shaky legs as I feel my world begin to crumble piece by piece.

He chose his words carefully. She isn’t missing.

Her body is missing.

“Her family was in a car accident just outside of town at the bridge. It looks like they went over the cliff. Her parents’ bodies were recovered from the ravine along with the car. We don’t know yet if it’s related but three other people from the company are dead as well. It was a quick job.” He glances around my area as I feel panic begin to flow through my veins.

“Maybe Jessa and Travis weren’t in the car. Did you check their house?” I counter in a desperate attempt to think of something they haven’t yet.

Thoughts quickly come to me. I just saw both Jessa and Travis yesterday. We were all talking about how fast our high school grad is coming up in a few months. For siblings, they are almost inseparable. Twins who look nothing alike but finished each others sentences at every turn.

When I started this undercover op, six months ago, I never expected to meet someone like Jessa. I was just a kid myself at 23 and I was five years older than her and her brother. But I fit into their senior year in high school. No one knew my secret.

Everything about Jessa just fit for me.

And now they are both missing.

“We’ve been to the house and the hospital. We retrieved the car an hour ago. The back side window was broken out from the inside. We found her school bag in the back seat. And before you ask, we already have over half the team in on the search. We’ve been working with the local guys and they have all of her information. We’re checking the river banks as well as the water. Anyone making it out will be found, unless…” His voice trails off in realization that he said too much, but I pick up where he left off.

“Unless they got pulled under and sucked down the rapids.” I feel my empty stomach clench tight.

His eyes stay locked on me as I pause to gather my thoughts then, without pretense, my body involuntarily spins to get dressed and go after Jessa and that’s when I notice them.

Two men standing behind my commanding officer.

“Look, Jack. We know you and Jessa became close but you need to let the team handle it. Finding her and her brother is their priority while we’re still here. Our mission still stands though and your orders are to pack up and let them do their job.” His attempt at pacifying me is beginning to speak to a part of me that I don’t want to show as the way he trivializes my feelings for her ignites my fight or flight reflexes.

We didn’t become close.

She was it.

She was everything.

She was mine and after the arrests were made, I was coming for her. I was going to come clean about everything. I was going to tell her I was undercover and older than she thought I was. I was going to ask her to forgive my secrets and I was going to tell her I loved her.

Now she’s gone.



About Luna:

Luna Kayne is a multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose.

Within the romance genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal, BDSM and contemporary.

The woman behind Luna Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.








Giveaway Details:
3 winners will win an eBook of KILL CODE, International.


My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life Blog Tour: Spotlight and Giveaway

Title: MY ALMOST FLAWLESS TOKYO DREAM LIFE

Author: Rachel Cohn

Pub. Date: December 18, 2018 

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 384

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD

“I’m here to take you to live with your father. In Tokyo, Japan! Happy birthday!”

In the Land of the Rising Sun, where high culture meets high kitsch, and fashion and technology are at the forefront of the First World’s future, the foreign-born teen elite attend ICS-the International Collegiate School of Tokyo. Their accents are fluid. Their homes are ridiculously posh. Their sports games often involve a (private) plane trip to another country. They miss school because of jet lag and visa issues. When they get in trouble, they seek diplomatic immunity.

Enter foster-kid-out-of-water Elle Zoellner, who, on her sixteenth birthdaydiscovers that her long-lost father, Kenji Takahari, is actually a Japanesehotel mogul and wants her to come live with him. Um, yes, please! Elle jets offfirst class from Washington D.C. to Tokyo, which seems like a dream come true.Until she meets her enigmatic father, her way-too-fab aunt, and herhyper-critical grandmother, who seems to wish Elle didn’t exist. In an effortto please her new family, Elle falls in with the Ex-Brats, a troupe ofuber-cool international kids who spend money like it’s air. But when she startsto crush on a boy named Ryuu, who’s frozen out by the Brats and despised by hernew family, her already tenuous living situation just might implode.

My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life is about learning what it is to be a family, and finding the inner strength to be yourself, even in the most extreme circumstances.

About Rachel:

Rachel Cohn is the bestselling, award-winning author of many books. She lives in Los Angeles with two very cool cats named McNulty and Bunk.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive finished copies of MY ALMOST FLAWLESS TOKYO DREAM LIFE, US only.

Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2864/?

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

12/3/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt

12/4/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

12/5/2018- A Court of Coffee and Books– Excerpt

12/6/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

12/7/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

Week Two:

12/10/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

12/11/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

12/12/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

12/13/2018- Daily Waffle– Excerpt

12/14/2018- The Reading Corner for All– Review

Week Three:

12/17/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Review

12/18/2018- Eli to the nth– Review

12/19/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

12/20/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

12/21/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo Blog– Review

Week Four:

12/24/2018- Falling For YA– Interview

12/25/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

12/26/2018- All the Ups and Downs– Excerpt

12/27/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

12/28/2018- Wishful Endings– Excerpt

Week Five:

12/31/2018- Under the Book Cover– Excerpt