Book Review The Calypsis Project II: Rebirth

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Author: Brittany M. Willows

Genre: Science Fiction

The culmination of a thousand centuries of planning is at hand.
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Though the key is gone, the war is not yet over.

Three years following the loss of Pioneer and its passengers, Alana Carmen and her teammates continue their fight against the Drocain Royal Empire. The Calypsis Project has been unveiled. The Nephera have retreated to the edge of space, and the Leh’kin have joined forces with the UNPD.

For once, humanity finds itself on an even playing field.
But with the return of old friends, tensions are running higher than ever.

When Echo Team embarks on a mission to reclaim a stolen freighter from rebel forces, they discover far more than they bargained for. Now they must fight the Nephera head on, or face certain annihilation.

I didn’t read book one before starting this one, but I wish I had. I could follow the story, though, but I think I would’ve enjoyed it more had I read book one first.

This was an exciting, thrilling book, and I enjoyed every moment of it. The author has a vivid imagination. Writing scifi isn’t easy – you have to find a good balance between explaining how things work in this futuristic world, while not getting stuck in technical explanations and losing the story flow. Luckily, that didn’t happen here. The story flowed well, and I really enjoyed it.

Book Excerpt Looking for Trouble

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Uptight

Sheltered

Allergic to fun

He’s:

Cocky

Crude

Unapologetic

He’s all dirty jokes and curse words, while she’s quiet and shy. She blends into the background, while he is the center of everyone’s attention. Clay Mitchell never expected to fall in love. Especially not with a girl he’s known all his life and one who’s always been off-limits. Opposites might attract, but in this case of explosive chemistry, someone’s heart is bound to be shattered. As enemies become friends and friends morph into more; Clay has definitely met his match.

Author Bio

Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances and Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights, Two Sisters and Nashville U series (coming late 2015 from Swoon Romance).

She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother of three growing boys, her Kindle has become her temporary escape from the insanity of boys, dogs and her husband. Stacey can usually be found curled up with her iPad when she’s supposed to be writing or creating endless Spotify playlists!

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Book Excerpt

The minute I walk into the club, I’m surrounded by tits and ass. Big tits, small boobs, the kind of breasts that fill your hands perfectly; big booty, tiny butt, and my favorite — a girl with a tight ass. There’s no better thing on Earth than a girl with a tight ass and high, round breasts. Just thinking about it makes my cock perk up and take notice. In fact, by the time I make it over to where the football team sits, I’m half hard. My situation gets worse when I take a seat across from Liam and Meghan straddles my lap, her tits at my eye level. And what a nice set they are. I’m intimately acquainted with them — more than a handful, light pink nipples that harden at the slightest touch, soft but firm and completely natural. We spent the majority of our free time either in her bed or mine during football season, not to mention that one time in the front seat of my car. So I’m damn-near best friends with her chest.

I only get a few seconds to reminisce about her body before her mouth is on mine and her tongue is tracing the seam of my lips, requesting access that I readily give. She knows just how I like it, how much tongue to use, how much teeth. My semi quickly turns into a full-blown hard-on when Meghan slowly grinds my second favorite part of her body against my favorite part of mine. Most guys are all about the pussy, but that’s not me. Not that I don’t love it, I just love breasts more. The grinding is a short-lived pleasure, though. Just as I place my hands on her hips to direct her in a way that will pleasure us both the most, she pulls away.

Turning her lithe body slightly, she leans back to grab something off the table, pushing her fantastic tits close enough to my face that if we were in private, well, let’s just say I’d be practicing my motorboat skills. Meg quickly turns back to face me, a shot glass full of amber liquid in her hand. Noticing the objects of my attention, she grins wickedly, shaking them, before placing the shot carefully between her heavenly mounds. Yeah, that sounded corny as all fuck, but they are definitely my idea of heaven.

To reward her for her quick thinking, I don’t go straight for the shot. Meghan’s tight, royal blue, low-cut top starts just above her distended nipples, showing she’s obviously not wearing a bra — not that she needs one — and I can’t resist tasting her skin. The slight sheen on her pale skin tells me she was dancing before I got here, and the small bit of sweat makes me think about all the times she’s been beneath me, over me, around me over the past few months. I keep my eyes on her as I extend my tongue just enough to trace the edge of her top. I’m close enough that I can feel and hear her heartrate and breathing speed up.

Knowing she’s turned on by just that small action causes one side of my mouth to tip up in a smirk. Her hands slide up my arms, and I know from experience that soon they will grip my hair, keeping me right where she wants me. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem, but I do want that shot. So before she can reach my shoulders, I lean in, gripping the shot glass with my teeth, and tip my head back, the liquid burning down my throat.

Cover Reveal Party A Honeyed Light

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About the Book

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Title: A Honeyed Light

Author: Freddie Milano

Genre: LGBT romance (M/M)

Kunal, relative newcomer to the strange town of Harmony, has his hands full preparing for Diwali. That should be enough to keep anyone’s mind pre-occupied, but Kunal can’t really ignore that he’s nearly thirty, single, and still buried in the closet.

Out of town at a gay club one night, he bumps into Oscar, proprietor of Harmony’s only sex shop, and figures his secret is now officially out. What he doesn’t expect is a slow seduction, or to have to decide what it is he really wants in life.

Author Bio

freddie-author-photoFreddie Milano lives with her partner-in-crime, two adorable and devilish cats, and far more ideas than she really has time to set down on (electronic) paper. She’s been writing since she could hold a pen, though most of the embarrassing stories thankfully never made in onto the internet, and can stay safely buried.

She loves wine, Korean pop music, tea, chocolate, coffee, mythology, and both video and tabletop gaming. An ESFJ surrounded by introverts, Freddie has learned the art of socialization in moderation. Besides, staying in just leaves her more time to write. Find more at freddiemilano.com.

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Book Review Wantin

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wantin_truthdevourTitle: Wantin

Author: Truth Devour

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fate is relentless in its pursuit of Talia Jacobs. Presented with unimaginable turns of chance, she is drawn into the depths of tragic losses then catapulted to the extraordinary heights of life’s joy. Take the journey with Talia as she undergoes her sexual, social and physical metamorphosis from a vulnerable girl into a mature young seductress. Nothing in life is ever as it seems. Is she blessed or cursed? Will she ever find the man who will love her like no other, fearlessly caressing the deepest part of her being while intertwining his soul to hers in a dance that holds the unspoken promise of forever?

 

Review: A quick, but entertaining read. Talia is a great person, although she has her ups and downs like everyone. She is a free spirit, and the book focuses on her metamorphosis from a young girl into a young woman. The journey is both spiritual – as in, she’s growing up, has new experiences – and an actual journey. Talia is very closed off about her past, and this can trouble some of her relationships, but she changes and grows a lot throughout the book. The ending left me wanting more!

Author Interview Wantin Book Tour

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How long have you been writing?

I was deeply into poetry and creating short stories between the ages of ten through to my late teens. I switched to writing novel length stories around seventeen. I had written eight fiction pieces throughout my life. Writing has always been an extension of me. When I decided I would be walk the path of a writer, I created my ninth novel called Wantin. This is the first book I ever released to market.

What was the most challenging part about writing WANTIN?

The most challenging part about writing this novel was more related to it being the first time I would allow the world to read one of my stories. Any artist will tell you that there is a piece of them in whatever they create. I found I was conscious of the fact that everything I had previously written held a freedom of being captured in the absence of prying eyes. It is one of the reasons I never told anyone that I had decided to become a writer. I wrote under a pseudonym and focused my energies on developing a literary piece that I was confident would showcase my style and voice in a very competitive market place.

What do you enjoy the most about being an author?

The short answer is writing. I find the activity is pleasurably indulgent and to some degree selfish. I’m not sure about other authors writing process but I can tell you when I begin the journey of creating a new novel, I am fixated in that space of creativity until it is done. This has its challenges because I can’t fully remove myself from the ‘real’ world but I revel in it whenever I can afford the opportunity to do so.

Is this book part of a series?

Yes. The Enigma series consists of Wantin, Unrequited and Sated. The trilogy is more than a love story. It’s an epic life story about self discovery and the tenacity to be who you want to be in a world that would prefer you to conform. The main character in the absence of fear takes the decision that she is going to live her life to the fullest and will not settle or compromise when it comes to love. The right person is always worth the wait.

Do you have any works in progress?

I’m working on two items at the moment. I find working on multiple projects helps stimulate my creative outlook. When I need a break or am feeling a little unenthused about something I am developing, I go for a long walk and when I return I switch to another project for a while.

  • First draft development of Quantum – Book 3 in the Soliloquy’s Labyrinth series
  • First draft development of an unnamed script in the horror genre

About the Book

Wantin_TruthDevourTitle: Wantin

Author: Truth Devour

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Fate is relentless in its pursuit of Talia Jacobs. Presented with unimaginable turns of chance, she is drawn into the depths of tragic losses then catapulted to the extraordinary heights of life’s joy. Take the journey with Talia as she undergoes her sexual, social and physical metamorphosis from a vulnerable girl into a mature young seductress. Nothing in life is ever as it seems. Is she blessed or cursed? Will she ever find the man who will love her like no other, fearlessly caressing the deepest part of her being while intertwining his soul to hers in a dance that holds the unspoken promise of forever?

 

About the Author

Truth Devour WebTruth Devour is the pen name of an Australian born author who has published works available through various online stores. The pen name Truth Devour was created from the authors life philosophy of devour thy own truth. It stood as a reminder that in a world filled with deception, misleads and lies one should consider ensuring never buying into a false portrayal of themselves. Lie if you must but never to yourself.

Devour thy own truth ~ embrace it ~ live it ~ love it.

Truth Devour has been telling stories, writing them, dreaming about them before she could crawl. She has immersed herself in all elements of life that stimulate the imagination and inspires her creative expression. Writing, reading, music, poetry, photography and painting are just a few of the spaces she tends to dabble within. Its her passion & a joy.

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Promo Post Twain’s End

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About the Book

TwainsEndPBTitle: Twain’s End

Author: Lynn Cullen

Genre: Historical

Now in paperback for the first time from the national bestselling author of Mrs. Poe, Lynn Cullen, comes TWAIN’S END (Gallery Books; June 7, 2016; Trade Paperback; $16.00), a fictional imagining of America’s iconic writer Mark Twain and the woman who knew him too well.

In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both, wrote a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, and then—with his daughter, Clara Clemens—slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family.

In TWAIN’S END, Lynn Cullen “cleverly spins a mysterious, dark, tale” (Booklist) about the tangled relationship between Twain and Lyon. A silenced woman, Isabel’s loyal service and innocence were not enough to combat the slander, and she has gone down in history as the villainess who swindled Twain in his final years. She never rebutted Twain’s claims, never spoke badly of the man she called “The King,” and kept her silence until she died in 1958. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain’s life to a woman he was determined to destroy? TWAIN’S END explains.

Author Bio

Lynn Cullen lives in Atlanta surrounded by her large family, and like Mark Twain, enjoys being bossed around by cats. Follow Lynn Cullen on Facebook or visit www.lynncullen.com.  

Links

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Cover Reveal Blitz Season of Decay

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About the Book

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Title: The Season of Decay

Author: Michael W. Garza

Genre: YA horror

Our world decayed and a new world arose from the ashes of the old.

The Canaan tribe formed from the ruins of their oppressors, struggling to build a new world for themselves, challenged by the rise of a threat within and a familiar foe at their doorstep.

Mia’s position among the tribe has put her at odds with Rowan and their former way of life. Rowan is determined to strike out on his own, but his loyalty to Mia has become a constant battle. The lives of all the members of the Canaan tribe hang in the balance as the council struggles with a path forward. A horde of the dead push toward Canaan driven by the infected, and Mia must choose between the people she loves and the tribe she has sworn to protect.

Evolution always finds a way…

Author Bio

mwgMichael W. Garza often finds himself wondering where his inspiration will come from next and in what form his imagination will bring it to life. The outcomes regularly surprise him and it’s always his ambition to amaze those curious enough to follow him and take in those results. He hopes that everyone will find something that frightens, surprises, or simply astonishes them.

Links

https://www.facebook.com/mwgarza

@mwgarza

mwgarza.com

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