Thursday, September 19, 2013

PROMO EVENT: Unreap My Heart (The Reaper Series, #2) by Kate Evangelista!

Title: Unreap My Heart (The Reaper Series, #2)
Author: Kate Evangelista
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Paranormal Young Adult

When Death is stabbed with a dagger that sucks out his powers, Balthazar is roped into helping him find the Redeemer, the only one who can remove the dagger. But nothing is free in the Underverse. For travelling to the most dangerous places in the Underverse, Balthazar asks Death for control of the Crossroads.

Arianne was ready to pay Death’s price to save Niko. She was ready to be blind with no memory of the boy she loves. Instead, she wakes up in a strange room, still able to see and with Niko in a deep sleep. She agrees to work with Balthazar on the condition: Death needs to wake Niko. But Arianne soon finds out that helping the bad guy means having to do lots of bad things.


1. “Did I really try to kiss you?”
He almost missed a step at the sudden change of topic. “We’re back to that?”
“I thought I was with Niko,” she said.
“I take it the experience wasn’t pleasant? Nikolas can do that to people.”
“It sounds like you hate him for some reason. Why?”
If it weren’t for the real curiosity in her eyes, Balthazar wouldn’t have answered her question. “We do things we’re not proud of. Nikolas more than most.”
“You know him.”
A statement with more truth in it than anything he could say. Everyone knew Nickolas. A little too well for more than most. There lay the problem. Arianne knew Nikolas as the teenage high school boy. Balthazar knew Nikolas as the take no prisoners Reaper who occasionally did D’s dirty work. Nikolas could have easily been third in the rankings, maybe even D’s right hand, but he maintained his Reaper of Georgia status to keep under the radar for the side missions he would be given. It baffled Balthazar that Arianne didn’t seem to know this about Nikolas.
“You’re in love with him,” he responded.
“Since I started high school.”
Nikolas? Entertaining love? From a human, no less. “And how’s that going for you?”

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Indie Reads

Indie Read of the Week

Happy Friday!
Today I got a wild hair to read more Indie books. For my purposes, an Indie book is either self-published or published with a small e-publisher (like me). I’m looking for diamonds in the haystack, so to speak. This week’s Indie Read is Locked In (Zombie Bedtime Stories, #1) by Thea Gregory.
I’ll try to read one each week and give a short review. My reviews will be honest, but not brutal. My goal here is to find some new favorite writers, not to tear down ‘bad’ writers or ‘bad’ stories. Only someone who has tackled a novel really knows how hard it is to do. I respect every writer. What we do is damn hard and often misunderstood. If I find problems, I’ll point them out. Gently. 
I’m not receiving or soliciting requests from authors. Generally I'll be looking for books with few ratings and reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I’m choosing things that interest me and so I won’t be sticking to one specific genre.  I found this week’s Indie Reads from the Indie Book Lounge
Have a fantastic weekend!