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Thursday, October 31, 2019

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 The Traveler by Shannon Nemechek {GIVEAWAY!}

The Traveler by Shannon Nemechek

Release Date: December 5th 2019 by Warranted Romance
Series: Chimera Rebellion #1
Genres: Adult, Romance, Time-Travel

From USA Today Bestselling Author Shannon Nemechek comes a brand-new series "The Traveler" will take you on an EPIC adventure through time.

As a self-professed book nerd, Army Major Katie Butler has hunted many rare books in her lifetime. 

While on leave in Savannah Katie visits with a voodoo priestess who tells the story of Eleanor MacAllister and a long-lost book, claimed to be cursed. With her curiosity piqued, 

Katie is determined to find the lost book and reveal the secrets it holds. 

What she finds could change everything.

Swept back in time, Katie suddenly finds herself immersed in a country at war with itself. Determined to find her way back home, her plans begin to change when she meets the dashing Confederate officer, Captain Colm O'Donnell.

Captain O’Donnell despises slavery and when his father leaves him the family plantation, Colm immediately sets out to make changes. Having devoted his life to military service and his family’s plantation, Colm has very little time for anything else. With his country embroiled in war, he has even less free time.

Until he meets Katie Butler. 

Convinced the pretty young woman with sable hair and big blue eyes, is a spy, 

Colm is determined to find out the truth.

Will their secrets destroy the love they have found? Or, will they find a future together?


Shannon is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over 18 novels and novellas.

Shannon started her writing career while still serving in the US Army.

Shannon grew up in Macomb, IL where she graduated from High School in 1987 and soon after joined the US Army. Shannon served from 1987 to 2015 during Operation Desert Storm and during Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In April 2015 Shannon retired from the US Army with 23 years of service as a Unit Supply Sergeant. She is a mother of 4 children and a grandma to 2 beautiful Granddaughters. She has been married 26 years to her husband, Ken. They reside in Staunton, IL a small town along Old Route 66.

Shannon is an award-winning author of multiple novels and short stories. She is best known for her Military Romance series A Warranted Series.


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πŸ”– COVER REVEAL πŸ”– Kiss Me With Lies by S.M. Soto

Kiss Me With Lies by S.M. Soto

Release Date: December 3, 2019
Genres: Romance, Suspense

Two sisters. One unsolved murder. A sickening plot for revenge.

When Mackenzie Wright attends her first real high school party, held somewhere deep in the woods of her small California town, no one expects to wake up the next morning to news of a gruesome murder. Especially not her own sister’s. 

No suspects.
No motive.
No convictions.
Just one unsolved murder and whatever’s left of the now deserted town. 

Mackenzie has spent years with her sister’s death weighing heavily on her shoulders, but it isn’t until she stumbles across a photograph that changes everything for her. The memories, everything from that night, come flashing back in high-speed technicolor and Mackenzie soon finds herself obsessed with the truth. 

Determined to find out what really happened to her sister, Mackenzie relies on that one photograph to give her the answers she needs by embedding herself into the lives of five of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles. Consumed by her need for revenge, Mackenzie infiltrates the world of the rich and elite, only to come face-to-face with an alluring complication in the form an elusive playboy. 

When enemy lines are drawn, Mackenzie has to choose between her loyalty to her sister and the man who has stolen her heart.

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About the author

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Dorothy In the Land of Monsters by Garten Gevedon {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Dorothy In the Land of Monsters by Garten Gevedon

Release Date: October 11th 2019
Series: Oz ReVamped #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!

My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead. 

When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation. 

They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory, that escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds. 

With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen—Toto and I have a fighting chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and return us to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence, but I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.


The thick wall that surrounds the city looks like a fortress from the outside, but from the inside it is a beautiful creation of intricate design. If what the Guardian said is true, it was magic that carved the homes from the gargantuan stone. Like the rest of Emerald with its grand estates of lush farms and emerald mansions, the homes inside the wall are elegant with a magical touch. Crystal walls with doors that open and close like a camera shutter divide large rooms. Each home has wide open spaces with elegant dΓ©cor and its own aesthetic unique to its residents and their species.

With my emerald goggles on, I can see the magic that lights the room I pass. Inside, a busy shifter rabbit cooks dinner over an emerald stove run on magic in a kitchen that opens into a very large family room. While her children hop around and play, three of them argue over a toy. The shifter rabbit yells at her fighting kids to quiet and turns away from the pan to resolve their tiff. As she separates her little ones, a magic hand made of green glittering mist emerges from the kitchen wall, lifts her spoon, and stirs the vegetables she is sautΓ©ing. My mind is blown. That’s maybe the most convenient appliance ever. Talk about a smart home. I bet Alexa has that ability someday.

The bubbles drift lower, Werelion already about fifty feet below me, and I pass more apartments, most with curtains drawn but some have zombies or shifters puttering about their homes. I float past a balcony where a man stands drinking out of an emerald bottle. Shirtless, only wearing loose pants that hang from his hips, his warm, dark skin sports an elaborate tattoo of a snake that circles around from his low waistband to his torso, covering his chest and back, with its head curling around his neck. He leans on the balustrade looking out at the city. Silky brown hair falls in waves just above the head of the snake at his chiseled jawline. When our eyes meet, he smiles at me and winks, oozing promises of debauchery. Why are all the attractive guys in this realm playboy types with such cheesy game? If that’s what works for the men around here, what is wrong with the women of Oz? Or it could be they hate it as much as we do in the civilized realm. I don’t know of a single woman who wants that kind of approach.

“Human, zombie, or shifter?” he asks as I float by.

“Human,” I say, and he smiles a lazy half-grin, his smoldering eyes roaming over my body. A shudder creeps down my spine.

“Meet me at the Copper Jewel tonight,” he calls as I float away relieved to be leaving his presence.

The bubble picks up speed and whisks us through the bustling streets above the heads of pedestrians. None of them act like it’s strange how close we are, as if flying low in a bubble over the streets of the city is commonplace. Although I suppose it would be in a city like this—a city made of emeralds, run on magic, and grown from the ground by a wizard.

Even Toto’s eyes are wide as we zoom through the spectacular city in a bubble. Restaurants and taverns advertise ‘Fresh Brains!’ and ‘Fresh Kills!’ Shops and markets with cheerful signs and displays advertise products like ‘Zombie Cream — Now with Methanol!’ and ‘Artisanal Brain Bars — Jam-Packed with Happy Thoughts. Now in Munchkin Flavor!’

We weave in and out of buildings, floating around corners, and flying down street after street until we reach the main road that gleams with vivid green magic. On one side of the street, boutiques and cafΓ©s bookend zombie spas and shifter groomers.

On the other side stands a large skyscraper with high-ceiling apartments. As our bubbles circle the building, spiraling up toward the top, I see entire floors are rainforest, or desert, ice and snow, beaches—it boggles my mind how even with magic, a beach and ocean could appear on the thirtieth floor. The bubble brings me all the way to the pinnacle of this unique shifter building, the entire top of which is a resplendent aviary brimming with shifter birds. Daedal carvings in the crystal catch the light of the sun and reflect in iridescent clouds that drift off the top of what is the tallest building in the city by far before it disperses over the land. This is the beacon of light that led us here.

As we descend, I realize I’m being given a tour. It brings a smile to my face and gives me hope. If the wizard’s magic is controlling this bubble as the Guardian implied, I’d take it as a good sign we’ve proven ourselves enough to at least get a decent welcome.

From the top of the tallest tower, we glide toward the city’s center, and halfway there I spot it—right in the middle of the bejeweled metropolis stands an emerald palace grander than the grandest palace ever built in the civilized realm. The Palace of Versailles has nothing on this place. The Taj Mahal doesn’t even compare. It’s enormous. If this city is about the size of the island of Manhattan, this palace is all of Central Park.

—“Dorothy in the Land of Monsters” Oz ReVamped #1
Chapter 15 - The City of Emeralds, pgs. 177-180


Garten Gevedon lives in New York City with her family. She's a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. You can visit her online at


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

πŸ‚ Freebie Tuesday (Edition #297) πŸ‚

Welcome back! Today I'm featuring the last two spooky books in honor of Halloween. Hope you guys check out the books! πŸŽƒ

I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :) 

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys would like me feature, let me know!  

Cozy Halloween Cozy Mystery Boxed Set
by Addison Moore
Release Date: September 15th 2019 by Hollis Thatcher Press, LTD.
Pages: 548
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter

A Halloween spooktacular cozy mystery boxed set! Fall is in the air and so is murder.  

A baker who sees the dead. One too many suitors. 
And a killer. Living in Honey Hollow can be murder.  

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owner’s impending doom. 

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with. 

Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder. 

Books Included: 

Bobbing for Bodies (Murder in the Mix 2) 

My name is Lottie Lemon and I see dead people. Okay, so I rarely see dead people, mostly I see furry creatures of the dearly departed variety, aka dead pets, who have come back from the other side to warn me of their previous owners impending doom. 

Trust me when I say this is not a good sign. So, when I spot an adorable, fuzzy, little squirrel skipping around at the grand opening for my new bakery, I about lose it, until I realize it’s a perky little poltergeist only visible to yours truly. But there are so many people at the grand opening it’s hard to discern who exactly might be in danger—that is, until I follow the little creature right out the back and straight into another homicide. It’s horrible to see your friend lying there vacant of life. Honey Hollow will never be the same. 

Toxic Apple Turnovers (Murder in the Mix 13) 

Fall is in the air, the weather is crisp, the leaves are golden and the atmosphere is ripe for murder. It’s the first catering event of the season and I’m blindsided by what transpires at the outlandish party. Not only that, but I stumble upon the one person I would never want to see facedown in a flower bed. And to top it all off, something wicked has rolled into Honey Hollow and every dead spirit I have ever encountered is back to help me fight it. 

Killer Cupcakes (Murder in the Mix 14) 

It’s October and the entire town has come out to celebrate the Haunted Honey Hollow Festival. In between doling out cupcakes and partaking in the festivities myself, I happen to stumble upon a body—not just any body—one that has far too many skeletons in the closet for me to ever sift through. Add to it my already complicated love life, the ghost of a black cat named Thirteen, a surprise that I never see coming and you’ll have the most frightening Halloween Honey Hollow has ever seen. 

*A laugh out loud cozy mystery boxed set by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore* 

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


by Karen Lynch
Release Date: December 26th 2013 by Tempest Press, LLC
Series: Relentless #1
Pages: 306
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.

In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.

Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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πŸ”– REVIEW πŸ”– Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson {GIVEAWAY!}

Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson

Release Date: October 28th 2019
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A best friends-to-lovers, stand-alone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . . 

Evan Bryant wasn't your typical hero. 
But he was mine. 
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know. 
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away. 
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared. 

Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. 
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin. 
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch. 
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name. 
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything. 
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever . . .

My Review:

Hold on to Hope is a heartwarming friends-to-lovers story that will have you hooked from beginning to end. Having met the characters in Jackson’s previous series, we got to know them briefly as little kids and now we get to finally get to read their story and it does not disappoint.

Frankie Leigh has always lived in Gingham Lakes, that’s where she grew up with a very extensive family and community that truly cares about her. That is also where she met a little boy when she was just 5 years old, her special new friend was deaf but he had the ability to read lips and they both became instant friends. 

She was wild while he had to become her protector and he took that very seriously growing up. But Frankie soon found out that Evan had an illness, a genetic defect and this made her protective of him. Evan knew that his heart could fail at any minute and he did everything he could to protect Frankie from the grieve that everyone around him experienced. 

As they got older, Frankie started seeing Evan in a new light. He wasn’t just her best friend anymore and she wished he could give them a chance. Yet, when he did, Evan did what he promised not to do and that was to brake her heart. He left without saying good bye and came back three years later full of mystery but with one goal in mind…to win her back. Little did he realized that Frankie Leigh would have a secret of her own that could threaten to ruin their future.

I’m so impressed with the book, it was truly a great read! A.L. Jackson knows how to deliver stories full of substance and depth. This story felt more emotional especially after getting both perspectives in the book. I truly felt connected to the characters as they went on their journey to finding their forever. There are twists in the story that had me at the edge of my seat and the ending will melt your heart. All in all, Hold on to Hope is worth checking out as well as any other book by the author. You will not regret it! :)

**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

My Rating:

A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, HOLD ON TO HOPE, a best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

🌟 BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Masks by Kenzie Macallan {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Masks by Kenzie Macallan

Release Date: August 2019 by Steel Butterfly Press
Series: Art of Eros #3
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Betrayal can be born from the deepest love and blind trust.

Raquelle struggles as an artist to escape the shadow of her famous father. After his mysterious death, she’s convinced she needs to play in a game of deceit. Spying on her powerful client, she paints a face of betrayal that leads to a chilling discovery.

Michael appears to run the investment firm but acts as his father’s pawn. When the company is investigated for fraud, his father goes missing. Left in charge, he uncovers the shocking truth, forcing him make a life altering decision.

Lives collide on a course driven by fate.

The tables turn on betrayal.

Her deception pales in comparison…
and through painful choices decide if love can prevail.


Misha crept into her room and watched her chest move up and down. He wouldn’t leave her side now. Guilt caged him. If he had made the right decision none of this would have happened. Her injuries fell squarely on his shoulders. His father never would have put his sons or his mother in harm’s way. He was always in control of every damn decision he made. Misha would make this right with her and make sure she was never harmed again.

He sat down in the lounger next to her bed. She looked like an angel. Blue light from the monitor glowed on her as she lay curled up. She looked even smaller, like a child in need of a good night’s sleep. He reached out to move the hair off her cheek. She stirred and rolled onto her back.

She rubbed her eyes. “Hey, what are you doing here?” she said with surprise.

“Where else would I be?” He required no answer.

She tilted her head and stared at him. “You have my fur baby, so I’m told.”

“Yes. Titus is fine. But I couldn’t do it without Jonas’s help. I don’t know anything about pets. I never had any growing up. I remembered his stuffed elephant and bones. That seemed to calm him down.” The events of the day were starting to catch up with him too.

“This is a big deal for you. You should feel proud. Tell me what happened.” Her eyes got droopy.

“Maybe tomorrow, malen’kiy. You need your sleep. I’ll be right here if you need anything.” He kissed her forehead.

“What? You’re staying here? In my room?” She sounded alarmed.

“This chair becomes a lounger so I’m all set.” He patted the armrests.

She curled onto her side and tucked her hands under her head. She reached out to him. “Thank you,” she whispered.

He took her hand and kissed it. “Go to sleep. I’ll see you in the morning.”

He pulled his shoes off and sat back in the recliner. His thoughts traveled back to the reason he’d never had a pet: his father wouldn’t be able to handle it. God forbid he and his brothers had something to look after, something they could love and care for. He had ended up taking care of his mother. He wasn’t sure that counted but he did his best. His life revolved around numbers, education, and discipline. There was very little room for play and fun.

He looked at the beautiful creature next to him. She seemed to have cornered the market on fun, his exact opposite. There would be a trade. She would teach him how to have fun and take care of a pet and he could teach her discipline.


Kenzie's overactive imagination led to her first book TRUTHS in the "Art of Eros Series". She lives in New England with her husband. Dogs, baby elephants, and pigs are her animal loves. She can't cook but can bake up a storm. She's also a fitness fanatic. 

Fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world to places like Africa, Greece, Switzerland, Holland, France, England and, of course, Scotland. Edinburgh is one of her favorite places. They have all added to her storytelling and she looks forward to adding to her adventures.


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Things She’s Seen by Pat Esden {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Things She’s Seen by Pat Esden

Release Date: October 22nd 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages: 304
Genres: Adult, Paranormal

The coven’s under investigation. Its future is in peril. And for one troubled young psychic, the coming battle will threaten her newfound freedom—and brings back a dangerous desire . . .

Exploited as a child medium, Emily Adams escaped to grow up on the streets—and hit rock-bottom. She took shelter with the prestigious Northern Circle, intent on staying only long enough to get back on her feet. But the Circle is still reeling from a devastating supernatural attack and betrayal. And vengeful High Council of Witches investigator Gar Remillard is determined to make Em surrender the truth—and disband the Circle forever.

When Em’s psychic ability allows her to see Gar is haunted by a formidable ghost, her attempts to free him challenge Gar’s rugged French Canadian heart and rancorous loup-garou instincts. But even as their new alliance and past connection kindles into raging desire, a malevolent force rises up to destroy them—the Circle and even the High Council.

With all she’s grown to love on the line, Em must draw on her darkest nightmares and alliances with the dead to outwit and out magic a force who can imprison souls with a flick of the fingers and command legions of wraiths with one word. . .


Em is the main character in THINGS SHE’S SEEN (Northern Circle Coven #2). Em was exploited as a child psychic medium, but escaped as a teenager to live on the streets. While on the run, she and her lover, Alice, hung out behind the scenes at the Royal Palm Theater in Tampa. Em made spare cash by giving the actors messages from their deceased mentors and grandparents. Alice read cards for a living. Often times, they’d spend the night in the closed theater, drinking and goofing around on the stage.

Late one Halloween night, after the actors and employees had left the theater, Alice got out her tarot cards and did a one card reading for Em. Just a single card, drawn as they sat centerstage with a bottle of cheap wine, a bag of candy corn, and only a candle for light.

The drawn card depicted a woman petting a lion, controlling it with compassion and composure rather than force. An infinity symbol floated in the air above the woman’s head.

“The Strength Card,” Alice said. “It symbolizes courage, confidence, and passion. The triumph of intelligence over brute strength, and morality over evil. Calming inner storms of doubt, leads to becoming the true master of your own mind and abilities, and control over all aspects of your world. Heroic. Just and righteous.”

Em laughed. “The cards sure missed the mark this time. Heroic? Confident? Definitely, not me.”

“That’s where you’re wrong. The card is you—on all levels.” Alice’s eyes brightened, glistening and full of innuendo. “The card also indicates a person who has an adventurous and unconventional romantic life.”

Heat washed Em’s face. She leaned in, pushed back a stray curl of dark hair from Alice’s face, and kissed her cheek gently. “That part is true, for sure.”

As Alice put the tarot cards away and they then finished the bottle of wine, Em didn’t begin to realize just how true the reading would prove to be. But years later she would recall it, when a haunted man returned to her life and she received a very different one card draw from Alice. A card revealed to her in a nightmare. 

The Death card.


Pat Esden would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts.

She is the author of the contemporary fantasy Dark Heart series from Kensington Books, and the Northern Circle Coven series. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society's Mythic Circle, George Scither's Cat Tales Anthology, and the Fragments of Darkness anthology.


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