Monday, October 28, 2013

Amazon Freebie: Epiphany by Christina Jean Michaels


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Epiphany (Legacy of Payne, #1)“I had my first psychic dream when I was nine. Psychic implied power, and powerful wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself. I couldn’t foretell the future or conjure visions at will, but I couldn’t think of a more fitting word to describe what I sometimes saw in my dreams.”

For 23-year-old Mackenzie Hill, tossing her life down the garbage disposal is easy after a painful incident shatters her life. Her heart is bleeding, and moving to Watcher’s Point is a chance to start anew, only she isn’t prepared for the guy who walks out of her dreams and into the flesh. Literally . . . because she’s been dreaming about this sexy stranger for years.

Mackenzie is even less prepared to face the dark nature of her dreams. They’ve turned disturbingly gruesome, full of blood and murder, and when they begin to coincide with the media’s headlines, she and Aidan realize her visions might be the key to stopping a madman from killing again.

Only Aidan has painful secrets of his own, and perhaps the biggest danger of all is falling for him.
 
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Captives by Jill Williamson (ARC)

Captives (The Safe Lands #1)
Jill Williamson

Captives (The Safe Lands #1)One choice could destroy them all.

When eighteen-year-old Levi returned from Denver City with his latest scavenged finds, he never imagined he’d find his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed, and many—including his fiancée, Jem—taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Lands, a walled city that seems anything but safe.

Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Lands has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago … and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreams.

Meanwhile, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and may be able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his village, but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone within the Safe Lands’ walls. Will Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Lands’ façade before it’s too late?

Like a few other small communities, the residents of Glenrock have managed to live peacefully outside the nearby Safe Lands for quite some time. Their existence is quite archaic compared to the posh lifestyle offered within city walls, but those city dwellers suffer from something the outer communities don't - infection via the thin plague, which has completely ruined their ability to reproduce. So it's not surprising when Glenrock is invaded and their women, children, and young men are taken at force, and their elderly killed off (because in the city's eyes, all people should be liberated (ie. put down) by the age of forty.)
 
Only one young man wasn't present for the invasion, and after failing to acquire help from the other communities, sets off with the delusion of being able to save his people and his bride-to-be. It's not long before they're all captives and forced to assimilate to city life or be put down themselves. The women are forced into a surrogacy program and the men forced to donate their sperm to impregnate them through in vitro fertilization. Disgusted with their newfound fame, with the women in a harem that literally treats them like queens while a part of the surrogacy program, the residents of Glenrock are desperate to find cracks within the civilization and reclaim the freedom that is rightfully theirs.
 
What I like best about Jill Williamson's novels, is that although she writes Christian fiction, she neither preaches through her writing nor shoves religion down your throat. So if you're hesitant to pick up her novel because of this, don't be, because even though the religious undertones are there, you probably won't even pick up on them if your not religious yourself. Captives is a great dystopian novel about a greedy, self-centered society so corrupted and run by desperation that they can no longer see how immoral their lifestyle and actions have become. And the fact that it was one of their own that sold them out to the city to begin with? Priceless.
 
 
Novel provided by publisher for honest review.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 2013 Previously Loved Book Giveaway


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A hardback of Wither by Lauren DeStephano!
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) 
 
Want a chance to win? Head here to enter!
 
By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.

When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

September Madness Winners!

 
CONGRATS to all the winners and a big THANK YOU to all the awesome authors who made this such a fantastic event! To see the original post and pics of all the books, visit the September Madness Giveaway! Winners will be receiving an email from me shortly, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize before another winner is drawn, so please check your spam and trash bins if you see your name!
 

 
Jackpot Winner ($40 Gift Card to either
Amazon or The Book Depository):
Darcus M.
   
 
  • A DARK FAERIE TALE OMNIOUS by ALEXIA PURDY:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf or Smashwords): Nicole WH, Amber H
  • ALMOST DEAD by REBECCA A ROGERS:
    • 5 ebooks (Amz, B&N or Smashwords): Kendra G, Laura T, Jodi CM, Nicole WH, SC L
  • AMERICAN GIRL ON SATURN by NIKKI GODWIN:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Kendra G, Danielle B
    • 5 bookmarks (mailing address): Kendra GErika LR, SC L, Amber H, Elizabeth H
  • CHASING FOREVER DOWN by NIKKI GODWIN:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Mandy ME, Rose W
    • 5 bookmarks (mailing address): Rose W, Cynthia G, Mariana GC, Cassandra H, Amy G
  • DEADBEAT by AMY SPARLING:
    • 5 ebooks w/ bookmark (epub, mobi, pdf)(mailing address): Aishah HW, Abby F, Elizabeth H, Susan H, Amber H
  • HIS DARK WAYS by NAOMI CANALE:
    • 1 signed paperback with swag (mailing address): Mandy ME
  • MOTOCROSS ME by CHEYANNE YOUNG:
    • 3 signed paperbacks w/ bookmarks (mailing address): Gabby P, Carly W, Erika AW
    • 5 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Vera M, Handan YK, Cristi R, Natalie LW, Stephanie V
  • MUTILATE MY HEART by EMILY GODWIN:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Karin S, Lauren R
    • 5 bookmarks (mailing address): Lauren R, Shadow K, Susan H, Tallulah A, Meghan S
  • ORIGIN by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT:
    • 1 signed paperback w/ swag pack: (mailing address): Lexie M
  • PLAY WITH ME by PIPER SHELLY:
    • 1 paperback/bookmarks (mailing address): Barrie M
  • RYAN HUNTER by PIPER SHELLY:
    • 1 paperback/bookmarks (mailing address): Lea J  
 
  • AFTERMATH by DENISE GROVER SWANK:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Margay J, Shadow K
    • 1 paperback (mailing address): Carly W
  • ANYWHERE by J. MEYERS:
    • 3 ebooks (epub, mobi): Amber H, Jessica R, Amber D
  • BECOMING MORE by BAYLI LANE:
    • 1 ebook (epub, mobi): Abby Gal
  • BREAKING NOVA by JESSICA SORENSEN:
    • 3 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Emily W, Valerie R, Cassandra H
  • CATCHING LIAM by SOPHIA BLEU:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Jeannette OW, Ashley M
  • THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN by JESSICA SORENSEN:
    • 1 signed copy (mailing address): Amber H
  • EMERGE by S.E. HALL:
    • 2 ebooks (mobi, pdf): Lea J, Sherry S
  • EPIPHANY by CHRISTINA JEAN MICHEALS:
    • 1 ebook (Amz): Cindy G
    • 1 signed paperback (mailing address): Sarah H
  • FALLING UPWARD by DEVON ASHLEY:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N, epub): Abby Gal, Susan H
  • FIGHTING FATE by LINDA KAGE:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Melissa W, Darcus M
    • 1 signed paperback/swag (mailing address): Sherry S
  • FROM ASHES by MOLLY MCADAMS:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Bobbye HB, Mary P
  • GIRL ON TOUR by CAISEY QUINN:
    • 1 ebook (Amz): Carly W
  • GIRL WITH GUITAR by CAISEY QUINN:
    • 1 ebook (Amz): Holly L
  • GOOD by S. WALDEN:
    • 2 ebooks (mobi, pdf): Ryver, Erika LR
    • 1 signed paperback (mailing address): Ashlee D
  • GOOD INTENTIONS by S.L. SCOTT:
    • 1 ebook / bookmark (Amz, B&N)(mailing address): Gabby P
  • GOOD VIBRATIONS by S.L. SCOTT:
    • 1 ebook (Amz, B&N): Karin S
  • HEARTSTRINGS by HEATHER GUNTER:
    • 1 ebook w/ swag (epub, mobi, pdf)(mailing address): Gretchen CH
  • I STAND BEFORE YOU by S.R. GREY:
    • 3 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Kenia C, Amber S, Cindy G
  • IN THIS MOMENT by AUTUMN DOUGHTON:
    • 35 ebooks (Amz): Darcus M, Rebecca R, Mandy ME, Atalia M, Amber S, Mary P, Shubhi S, Gretchen CH, Danielle S, Barrie M, Ashlee D, Zoe B, Shadow K, Kendra G, Cassandra H, Kenia C, Yohanna B, bn100, Elizabeth H, Amy G, Kayla O, Cindy G, Meghan S, Alicia P, Amy L, Bobbye HB, Carly W, Jodi CM, Tiffany W, Brandy H, Valerie R, Erika AW, Susan H, Denise LB, Monica G
  • LET LOVE IN by MELISSA COLLINS:
    • 1 ebook (Amz, B&N, iBooks): Helen B
  • LOVE, LIES AND DECEPTION by L.P. DOVER:
    • 3 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Shadow K, Elizabeth H, Andre R
    • 1 signed paperback/swag (mailing address): Miki
  • LOVE NOTES by HEATHER GUNTER:
    • 1 ebook / swag (epub, mobi, pdf)(mailing address): Mandy ME
  • LOVING YOUR LIES by PIPER SHELLY:
    • 3 ebooks (pdf): Elina V, Gretchen CH, Shubhi S
  • NEARLY BROKEN by DEVON ASHLEY:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N, epub): Shadow K, Sarah H
    • 1 signed paperback (mailing address): Mandy ME
  • NOT YOUR FAULT by CHEYANNE YOUNG:
    • 5 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Vera M, Anja P, Natalie LW, Elena K, Kayla O
    • 3 signed paperbacks/bookmarks (mailing address): Rebecca R, Tiffany W, Darcus M
  • ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by MONICA MURPHY:
    • 1 signed paperback w/ bookmark (mailing address): Stephanie V
  • OUT FROM UNDER YOU by SOPHIE SWIFT:
    • 1 ebook (epub, mobi, pdf): Andre R
  • REDESIGNED by DENISE GROVER SWANK:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Ashlee D, Shubhi S
    • 1 paperback (mailing address): Tiffany W
  • ROMANCING THE BOOKWORM by KATE EVANGALISTA:
    • 1 swag (mailing address): Atalia M
  • RUIN by RACHEL VAN DYKEN:
    • 10 ebooks (Amz, B&N, Smashwords): Barrie M, Nicola SH, Rasika L, Cristi R, bn100, Andre R, Kendra G, Amber H, Amanda M, Nicole H
    • 5 signed paperbacks (mailing address): Darcus M, Denise LB, Elizabeth H, Rebecca R, Kenia C
  • SEDUCE by MISSY JOHNSON:
    • 3 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Rebecca R, Shadow K, Linda T
  • SKIPPING STONES by J.B. MCGEE:
    • 1 signed paperback w/swag (mailing address): Barrie M
  • STEALING HARPER by MOLLY MCADAMS:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Carly W, Helen B
  • TAKE IT ALL by EMMA GRAYSON:
    • 1 ebook (Amz): Holly L
  • TAKEN BY STORM by KELLI MAINE:
    • 1 ebook (Amz US/UK, B&N): Lexie M
  • TAKING CHANCES by MOLLY MCADAMS:
    • 2 ebooks (Amz, B&N): Emily W, Angela C
  • TEARS OF TESS by PEPPER WINTERS:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Lea J, Elina V
  • UNBREAK ME by LEXI RYAN:
    • 2 ebooks (epub, mobi): Nicole H, Jessica HC
  • UNTEACHABLE by LEAH RAEDER:
    • 5 ebooks (epub, mobi): Valerie R, Darcus M, Anja P, Melissa S, Lisa M 
 
  • BECOMING BAD by RAVEN & BLACK:
    • 1 ebook (epub, mobi, pdf): Kendra G
  • BECOMING RED by RAVEN & BLACK:
    • 1 ebook (epub, mobi, pdf): Amy G
  • THE FINAL LESSON PLAN  by DEENA BRIGHT:
    • 1 ecopy (Amz only): Lexie M
  • KILLING SARAI by J.A. REDMERSKI:
    • 1 paperback (mailing address): Lexie M
  • LOVE SQUARE by JESSICA INGRO:
    • 1 ebook (Amz, B&N, Smashwords): Melissa W
  • MIRROR DEEP by JOSS LANDRY:
    • 5 paperbacks (mailing address): Gretchen CH, Victoria Z, Emily W, Joey R, Kimberly M
    • 10 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Denise H, Vera M, Amber D, Darcus M, Cindy G, Sherry S, Tonya S, Desire P, Holly L, Lauren R
  • SCHOOLED by DEENA BRIGHT:
    • 1 ebook (Amz): Denise LB
  • SIN AT SEA by EMMA NICHOLS:
    • 3 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Cassandra H, Jodi CM, Barrie M
  • STORMY SURRENDER by NICOLE ANDREWS MOORE:
    • 5 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Daniela P, Cristi R, Vera M, Kayla O, Holly JU
  • VIXEN IN VEGAS by EMMA NICHOLS:
    • 3 ebooks (epub, mobi, pdf): Erika AW, Kim P, Jennifer J