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Blog Tour & Excerpt: All Hallows Eve by Heather Graham

November 4th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour & Excerpt: All Hallows Eve by Heather Graham

Heather Graham 07We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for All Hallows Eve by Heather Graham. This novella was released on Tuesday, October 27! All Hallows Eve is a Krewe of Hunters Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Grab your copy today!

About Heather:

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, WHEN NEXT WE LOVE, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell’s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette’s Shadows, and for Harlequin’s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

Heather was a founding member of the Florida Romance Writers chapter of RWA and, since 1999, has hosted the Romantic Times Vampire Ball, with all revenues going directly to children’s charity.

She is pleased to have been published in approximately twenty languages, and to have been honored with awards frorn Waldenbooks. B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affaire de Coeur, Romantic Times, and more. She has had books selected for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, and has been quoted, interviewed, or featured in such publications as The Nation, Redbook, People, and USA Today and appeared on many newscasts including local television and Entertainment Tonight.

Heather loves travel and anything have to do with the water, and is a certified scuba diver. Married since high school graduation and the mother of five, her greatest love in life remains her family, but she also believes her career has been an incredible gift, and she is grateful every day to be doing something that she loves so very much for a living.

You can visit Heather around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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“I’m not a child,” Elyssa reminded them. “Come June, I’ll be both a high school grad and over eighteen.”

“And that means you’ll stop loving and caring for your parents?” Jamie asked.

“Of course not. But Uncle Jamie, they think I’m crazy.”

“It’s going to be fine,” Jenna said. “Your mom knows that you called me, right?”

Elyssa nodded. “I seem to have the gift. My mom doesn’t, so she’ll never understand.”

“Some people never do,” Jenna said. “But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love you. So what we’re going to do is this. You’ll say you can’t help but be concerned and worried. And I’ll say that Sam and I have come because we’ve realized just how long it’s been since we’ve been back here, so why not check out this situation for you. How’s that?”

She looked at Jamie and Elyssa.

“Omission in itself can be a lie,” her uncle said. “But, okay, it’s not a lie.”

The admission came just in time, as the doorbell rang. They could hear the door open and Sam’s deep voice as he introduced himself to Susan and Matt Adair, Elyssa’s parents.

“Jenna,” Susan Adair said, hurrying across the room with a huge hug. “Have you had a chance to speak with Elyssa? You’ve explained that, while it’s sad and tragic, poor Mr. Bradbury took his own life. All I think about are his children. This will be so hard for them.”

“Not to worry,” Jenna said. “We’ve assured Elyssa that we’ll look into it all and that she needs to worry about school and midterms.”

Sam laid his hands on Jenna’s shoulders. “It never hurts to be thorough. That’s what the bureau is all about. But Jenna is right. Elyssa doesn’t have to worry or be concerned about a thing.”

“See,” Susan said, turning to her daughter triumphantly. “That’s all good.”

Matt Adair had been hovering by the door, watching the reunion. He was fit––an athletic man, coaching football at the local high school. They were quite the odd couple. Susan, Irish-looking with carrot red hair and amber eyes, a ball of fire and energy. Matt, except for when he was on the football field, a model of quiet and calm.

He greeted Jenna with a hug, then said, “I never like to say there’s nothing to worry about.”


Heather Graham’s ALL HALLOWS EVE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule

October 28th

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Excerpt

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review & Excerpt

Wild Wordy Women – Excerpt

Connected by Books – Review & Excerpt

October 29th

Booknista – Review & Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Bad Boy Book Addicts – Review & Excerpt

Cassandra’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 30th

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

Romancing the Readers – Review & Excerpt

Leigh Anderson Romance – Excerpt

Maari Loves Her Indies – Review & Excerpt

October 31st

The Book Sirens – Excerpt

Reading After Dark – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

What I’m Reading – Review & Excerpt

November 1st

Evermore Books – Excerpt

Every Book has its Story – Review

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

November 2nd

Naughty Book Eden – Excerpt

Books That Hook – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Excerpt

November 3rd

Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

Alpha book club – Review & Excerpt

BookCrushin – Excerpt

November 4th

Barbara Book Reviews – Excerpt

Books and Warpaint – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt

November 5th

Echoing Books – Excerpt

Lucky 13 Book Reviews and News – Review & Excerpt

Summer’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

November 6th

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps – Review & Excerpt

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Excerpt



Available October 27, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.

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Salem was a place near and dear to Jenna Duffy and Samuel Hall—it was where they’d met on a strange and sinister case.

They never dreamed that they’d be called back. That history could repeat itself in a most macabre and terrifying fashion.

But, then again, it was Salem at Halloween. Seasoned Krewe members, they still find themselves facing the unspeakable horrors in a desperate race to save each other—and perhaps even their very souls.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

November 3rd, 2015 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour 1 Comment »

Claudia GrayToday we have a real treat for all our amazing readers! We are taking part in the blog tour for Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray. This is a YA sci-fi book featuring parallel worlds and it is the second book in the Firebird series.  Words can’t describe how much I adore this series! The first book, A Thousand Pieces of You, was phenomenal and the second book was just as good! You can read my review for A Thousand Pieces of You here and my review for Ten Thousand Skies Above You will be up on the blog soon!

For my post I got to interview Marguerite Caine the MC in the Ten Thousand Skies Above You! She is such a wonderful character and reading this interview just made me love her even more! At the bottom of this post there is also a giveaway for signed finished copies of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU & TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU!

About Claudia:

Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)

I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.

If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.

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Interview with Marguerite

Dark Faerie Tales: I am so excited that you agreed to stop by and answer a few questions for us today! For those of us who haven’t yet had a chance to read your amazing story will you go ahead and introduce yourself and give us a short synopsis of what happened in A Thousand Pieces of You?

Marguerite: My name is Marguerite Caine. I’m the daughter of two famous scientists who, just three months ago, went chasing through alternate dimensions after my father’s killer. Along the way, I learned that some of what I believed when I began my quest for revenge was … well, completely wrong. But I also learned that I have a unique gift for traveling through dimensions, and that the multidimensional corporation Triad (led by that asshat Wyatt Conley) is determined to recruit me for their plans to dominate the multiverse.

DFT: Your parents invented a cool thing called the Firebird that allows you to travel into different dimensions. In each parallel world there is a different version of you and while your life is sometimes similar it can also be drastically different. Out of all the different dimensions you have traveled to, which one was your favorite and why?

Marguerite: Well, it depends on what you mean by “favorite.” If you mean “the most fun,” I’d probably go with the Oceanverse, where I got to help drive a submarine and just hang out with my family—and that’s where I found out the real truth about what happened with my dad, too. But the dimension that moved me the most was the Russiaverse. Most people might be psyched because of getting to be royalty, but that turned out to be more trouble than it was worth. What I liked about it was getting to know Lieutenant Markov, and recognizing my Paul in him (and vice versa).

DFT: Unlike the rest of your family of scientists you are an artist. Because you are an artist you tend to see the world differently than your family and friends. Over the years has this ever caused any upset in your family or was your different perspective appreciated?

Marguerite: I’m really lucky. Mom and Dad have always supported my artistic efforts—and while they might not exactly understand how I see the world, they’ve never made me feel like my point of view is less meaningful than theirs just because I don’t have their big squishy science brains. I mean, sometimes they go off on tangents I can’t follow, like, at all, but they’re not doing that at me. They accept me as I am, which as far as I can tell is something not many parents can manage as well as they do, even when their kids are more like them than my parents are like me.

DFT: Instead of attending traditional school, you were home schooled by your mother. I know home schooling has it perks, but do you feel like you ever missed out on anything because you didn’t attend public school?

Marguerite: I wasn’t actually home schooled by Mom, or at least not only by Mom; she was just the one in charge of putting the whole curriculum together. Dad also taught us some subjects, plus they found grad students to come in and tutor Josie and me about any topic we really wanted to cover. We were also enrolled in some classes (piano lessons, etc.) outside of the house. I think what I missed out on the most was having a lot of friends my own age. Although I met other people through my classes, or because they were other professors’ kids, and so on, I sometimes see groups of girls hanging out and laughing, and that makes me feel really wistful. I have female friends, but not a group of friends, you know? But I’m not complaining. I figure I’ll be making new friends my whole life long, but this is the one time my family and I will all be together. So it’s okay that I’m hanging out with them now.

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DFT: You have an amazing relationship with your parents and your family is very close. I also have a tight knit family, so when I read about your family it brought up lots of fond memories. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?

Marguerite: When I was about seven, we went to England to visit Aunt Susannah for the first time. For some reason, I felt like my dad’s accent was just, you know, my dad, and it blew my little brain to realize there was a whole country’s worth of people who talked just like him! Plus I met Aunt Susannah, who is … kind of a lot to handle, but she’s got a big heart, and I thought it was so cool that she wore leopard print all the time. I especially remember Mom explaining that “pudding” didn’t mean pudding over there, that it could be almost any kind of dessert. This seemed like a big deal at the time.

DFT: Your parents like to adopt strays into your family and the most recent additions are Theo Beck and Paul Markov. Over the years you have developed a different relationship with both boys. Theo is like the brother you never had. He is one of your dearest friends and you care for him deeply. Out of all of Theo’s amazing qualities, which one do you think are the best?

Marguerite: Theo’s best qualities are his generosity—seriously, there is nothing he wouldn’t do for you—his sense of humor, and his boundless energy. Sometimes, when everybody else is ready to drop, Theo is the one who keeps us going. That quality has mattered a lot since the Firebird project “went active,” so to speak.

DFT: Paul is your soul mate. It took you a while to fall for him but once you did there was no going back. In most of the parallel worlds you have visited, you and Paul are generally together but not always. Each version of Paul is similar but not exactly the same. What is the one thing about your Paul that makes him different from all the other Paul’s you have met so far?

Marguerite: Some of the Pauls I’ve met have had his protectiveness; others have had his vulnerability. But there’s something about the way those two qualities combine in my Paul that feels utterly unique and irreplaceable. It feels like my Paul…like he has to reach so much further to be there for me, and yet he always, always is.

DFT: Out of all the works of art you have completed so far, which one do you think is your best and which one is your all time favorite?

Marguerite: My best is probably my portrait of my dad, because I feel like I caught this very particular mood he gets in, when he’s about to start spinning some wild, rambling theory that might be complete nonsense or be completely brilliant. There’s this fire that sparks in his eyes, and somehow it’s in that picture.
My favorite is my portrait of Paul—the second one, I mean, not the one I tore up with a canvas knife before my first dimensional journey began. I didn’t know him well enough to get the painting right then anyway.

DFT: As a favor to everyone that has already read Ten Thousand Skies Above You can you please give us a small hint as to what is going to happen in the next book? I know I am personally dying after that ending!

Marguerite: How do you think I feel about that ending? Oh, my God, the suspense.
Here’s what I can tell you, though: I’ll be going back to even more dimensions I’ve visited before—and some of those dimensions (or the people within them) might be coming to visit me.

DFT: A year ago I was lucky to interview Paul and I asked him a few quick fire questions! I thought it would be fun to ask you some similar questions!

Quick Fire Questions:
(What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read each of the following)

Paul? – Love
Russia? – Dacha
Firebird? — Journey
Painting? – Insight
Home? – Warm
Fate? – Hope


Ten Thousand Skies Above You Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/26/2015- Seeing Double In Neverland– Review

10/27/2015- BookHounds YA– Interview

10/28/2015- Fangirlish– Review

10/29/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

10/30/2015- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview

Week Two:

11/2/2015- Fiktshun– Review

11/3/2015- Dark Faerie Tales– Interview

11/4/2015- Novel Novice– Review

11/5/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads– Guest Post

11/6/2015- Page Turners Blog– Review



This contest is provided by Claudia Gray/Rockstar Book Tours

One winner will receive signed finished copies of A Thousand Pieces of You & Ten Thousand Skies Above You
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Available  November 3, 2015 by HarperTeen

About this Book

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above Youfeatures Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.

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Blog Tour: Break Me Down by Roni Loren

October 30th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour: Break Me Down by Roni Loren

RoniLorenAuthorHeadshot2Please welcome author Roni Loren here today! Break Me Down is a novella set in her Loving on the Edge series. This series is sexy, hot and emotional. I have absolutely loved every book I have read in this series so far. Read the excerpt below and check out this awesome new novella that was released on October 27, 2015!

A huge thank you to Author’s Pal & Roni Loren for today’s giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Enter at the end of this post!

About Roni:

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

You can visit Roni around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Break Me Down Excerpt

The floors creaked as he made his way back to the front of the house. He examined the dining room with critical eyes. It looked like one small patch of floor was left. Sam had been close to done when he’d interrupted last night. Yet another valid reason for her to be mad at him.

He squatted down and picked up the sanding machine. It’d been a while since he’d tackled any home improvement projects. His position as head of PR at Vandergriff kept him too busy. But when he’d first bought his house, it had been in pretty rough shape. He’d taken on weekend projects to get it how he wanted it. He’d learned a lot and messed up more. A handyman, he was not. But he understood the satisfaction Sam probably got from doing this herself. It could be cathartic.

“I don’t suggest you turn that on unless you know what to do with it,” Sam said from behind him.

He turned around, finding her at the bottom of the stairs, raven hair damp and twisted into a messy bun atop her head. Face scrubbed clean. She looked so young standing there. He was used to seeing her with her dark eyeliner and hair done in some quirky way. But this version of her was just as breath-stealing. He held up the sander. “Don’t turn it on unless I know what to do with it. There’s a dirty joke in there.”

She smirked, some of that trademark attitude back, despite the lingering ghosts in her eyes. “So do you? Know what to do?”

“With a woman or home improvement equipment?”

“I already know you know what to do with a woman.”

He tilted his head. Flirty Sam. Yes. Yes, he liked this. “I’m not quite as skilled with machinery, but I can hold my own. Why? Gonna put me to work to earn my keep?”

She walked forward, her beat-up Vans silent on the floors. “Hmm, now there’s an idea.”

The tone of her voice had slipped into a dangerous place, one he recognized. One his body recognized. “I don’t mind helping.”

She tucked her hands in the back pockets of her jeans, her vintage No Doubt T-shirt stretching thin across her breasts as she considered him. “Is that right?”

He lost his focus for a moment just looking at her. Her shirt read Just A Girl, but that was far from the truth. She was so much more. A fucking mystery wrapped up in smarts and sex appeal and kink. He’d only gotten to touch her once, but he hadn’t forgotten how those pert breasts had felt in his palms, how her body had responded to his touch, how it had seemed like the goddamned sun had come out when he’d made her come. His blood rushed south at the memory, and he had to shift his stance to tamp down the reaction. How big of an asshole would he be, getting hard and horny the morning after Sam had been attacked? He cleared his throat. “Yeah, I can help with whatever you need.”

Her smile was quick, not too big, but enough to punch him in the gut. “Those are mighty vague terms, Gib. You should know how dangerous that is in negotiations. I could make you strip naked and clean the bathroom grout with a toothbrush while I sip iced tea and watch.”

He set down the sander and ran a hand over the back of his hair. She’d meant it as a joke. He tried to smile but managed only a tight grimace. Any image where he got on his knees for her pushed that forbidden button inside him. “Right.”

The silver ring in her eyebrow twitched up as if she knew exactly what he’d been thinking. “Nah, never mind. I know how you can help. Leave.



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One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

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Available October 27, 2015 from InterMix/Penguin

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The New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me invites you to discover the thrill of control as one couple wrestles for power in and out of the bedroom…

Samantha Dunbar needs to forget Gibson Andrews. When he trained her to be a domme, she experienced just how hot things could get with the sexy executive. She was ready to hand him everything—including her heart. But Gibson backed away, declaring them incompatible. He’s a dominant, and Sam’s no submissive.

But after an attack shakes Sam to her core, Gibson tracks her down at her family’s rundown farmhouse and makes her an offer. He’ll stay the week and be hers in every way—a helping hand for the renovation and a willing lover in her bed. He swore he’d never give up control to anyone again, but he hasn’t been able to touch another woman since Sam. Maybe a week alone with her will cure him of his relentless craving.

But one taste only makes them want more, and Sam and Gibson are drawn in deeper than ever. The man who won’t give in has just met the girl who won’t give up…

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Release Day Launch: Take the Storm by Rebecca Zanetti

October 29th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Release Day Launch: Take the Storm by Rebecca Zanetti

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Take the Storm by Rebecca Zanetti! Take the Storm is Episode 6 in the Rising Storm Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Grab the latest episode in this sexy series now!

Rebecca ZanettiAbout Rebecca:

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.  Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.  Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.

You can visit Rebecca around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook


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Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy…

Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish.

Reading like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Dallas, Dynasty, and All My Children, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

With 1001 Dark Nights as the “producer,” Julie Kenner and Dee Davis use a television model with each week building on the last to create a storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. Joining Kenner and Davis in the “writer’s room” is an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors such as Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti and Lisa Mondello who have brought their vision of Storm to life.

A serial soap opera containing eight episodes in season one, the season premiere of Rising Storm, TEMPEST RISING, debuted September 24, with each subsequent episode releasing consecutively this fall.

So get ready. The storm is coming.

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About TAKE THE STORM: Episode 6 of the Rising Storm Series

Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy…  Get ready.  The storm is coming.

Marisol Moreno has spent her youth taking care of her younger siblings. Now, with her sister, Ginny, in crisis, and her brother in the throes of his first real relationship, she doesn’t have time for anything else. Especially not the overtures of the incredibly compelling Patrick Murphy.


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Rising Storm Episode 1 (Sept. 24): Julie Kenner’s Tempest Rising
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Rising Storm Episode 2 (Oct. 1): Lexi Blake’s White Lightning
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Rising Storm Episode 3 (Oct. 8): Elisabeth Naughton’s Crosswinds
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Rising Storm Episode 4 (Oct. 15): Jennifer Probst’s Dance in the Wind
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Rising Storm Episode 5 (Oct. 22): Larissa Ione’s Calm Before the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 6 (Oct. 29): Rebecca Zanetti’s Take the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 7 (Nov. 5): Lisa Mondello’s Weather the Storm
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Rising Storm Episode 8 (Nov. 12): Dee Davis’s Thunder Rolls
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Take the Storm - Episode 6 - Cover

Available October 29, 2015 from Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.

About this Book:

About TAKE THE STORM: Episode 6 of the Rising Storm Series

Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy…  Get ready.  The storm is coming.

Marisol Moreno has spent her youth taking care of her younger siblings. Now, with her sister, Ginny, in crisis, and her brother in the throes of his first real relationship, she doesn’t have time for anything else. Especially not the overtures of the incredibly compelling Patrick Murphy.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Persuasion by Martina Boone

October 23rd, 2015 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour 7 Comments »

Martina BooneI am so excited to taking part in the blog tour for Persuasion by Martina Boone! Persuasion is the second book in The Heir to Watson Island series! It is a beautiful gothic story with a few paranormal aspects and it is set in the mysterious south. Persuasion will be released on October 27, 2015 by Simon Pulse and you can read my full review here (just a heads up I loved everything about this book!)

For our stop on the tour I had the pleasure of getting to interview the swoon worthy Eight Beaufort! Check out my interview with him below and also make sure to enter the amazing giveaway provided by Martina Boone!!!

About Martina:

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the author of SIBA Book Award nominated Compulsion, book one in the romantic Southern Gothic trilogy, the Heirs of Watson Island, which was an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Bookstores Alliance, a Kansas State Reading Circle selection, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month and YA Best Book of the Month, and an RT Magazine Best of 2014 Editor’s Pick. The second book in the trilogy, Persuasion, will be published in October 2015.

She’s also the founder of, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, the book drive campaign for underfunded schools and libraries, and, a site devoted to the discovery and celebration of young adult literature and encouraging literacy through YA series. She is also a founder and permanent mentor at, helping to shepherd aspiring writers into the publication process and help them find the right starting point for their novels in progress, Locally in her home state of Virginia, she is on the board of the

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, helping to promote literacy and adult education initiatives.

She lives with her husband, children, and a lopsided cat, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

You can visit Martina around the web here: Website | BlogBlog | Series Site | Tumblr | FacebookPinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Feedly | Google+ | YouTube

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Interview with Eight

Dark Faerie Tales: For all of our lovely readers who havent had the immense pleasure of meeting you yet can you introduce yourself and give us a short synopsis of what happened in Compulsion?

Eight: Hello, ladies. It’s great to get to meet you today, and I appreciate the chance to stop by and chat. I brought along some sweet tea! Man, these are some fantastic questions.

My name is Eight Beaufort, well, technically Charles Beaufort the Eighth, although sometimes I feel a bit like just a number on my family tree and not someone my family sees as an individual. I’m a baseball player, and a sailor, and I struggle a little bit with dyslexia. Mostly, I guess you ought to know that I have the family gift for knowing what people want most, and the gift also makes me want to give it to them. That can be inconvenient. And painful.

In Compulsion, I met Barrie Watson, whose mother had run away from Watson’s Landing across the river from Beaufort Hall before Barrie was born. Barrie showed up here knowing nothing about the island or the magic that haunts this place, and that got her into trouble. She uncovered two murders and a drug smuggling operation, and nearly got herself killed in the process. Watching her struggle through all that, seeing who she is underneath, seeing how brave she is and how much she wants to do the right thing and believe in people, made me fall in love with her.

DFT: You have a very unique gift where you can feel whatever a person wants most.  I know at times the gift can feel like a curse, but I imagine it has had its funny moments as well.  What is one of the funniest or weirdest things someone has wanted?

Eight: Pregnant women can get pretty weird about food combinations, and the time Carolyn Moss was ready to kill for shrimp and grits with chocolate sauce made me want to give up eating for about a week. School gets strange, especially on the first day back from summer break where the girls are all checking out what the other girls are wearing. The time Tonya Davies and Erin Garmon showed up wearing the same thing, Erin got really specific about how she wanted to tear the dress off Tonya, rip it to shreds and stuff it down the third toilet in the girls’ bathroom. Not sure why it had to be the third toiled and not the second one, or the first, or the fifth, but she was very emphatic about what she wanted.

DFT: You relationship with your father is difficult. You dont see eye to eye on most things and he treats you like you are still a child that doesnt know how to make good decisions.  Was there ever a time when you got along with your dad?

Eight: Dad and I do get along sometimes, but he’s always been a little rocky. Especially since my mama died. At the same time, I know he’s proud of me when I play baseball or when we’re meeting folks in town. The problem is that what I want always seems to make him uncomfortable, because he doesn’t think I’m making smart decisions.


DFT: You have a sweet younger sister that you adore and she adores you in return.  What is one of your favorite childhood memories of you and Kate?

Eight: Frogface went through a really hard time when our mama died. I guess we both did. I locked myself in the closet to try to shut things out, and Kate got lonely and scared on her own. She used to crawl into the closet and sit beside me, not interrupting my thinking, just sitting there with her thumb in her mouth and her legs stretched out beside mine. I couldn’t see her in the dark, but that’s where she first started practicing trying to touch her nose with her tongue—that’s something that both Dad and I can do, and because Kate can’t do it, she decided that meant she couldn’t be related to us.

DFT: Because of your dyslexia, learning was always a struggle.  What have you done to try and cope with your disability? What is some advice you can give others that struggle with the same problem?

Eight: I have to learn the whole word because I have a really hard time sounding new words out. Researching something new is hard. I also need time to get an overview of what I’m learning, and then reinforce that with a follow-up or even better, with something hands on to help me understand and remember. I basically have to do a lot of memorizing and sight learning and stay organized. I hear there are some new programs that could maybe help me. I’ve been a little reluctant to admit how much of a problem this is for me, so I just try to gut it out. Maybe I should look into getting a bit more help.

DFT: I cant help but ask a few questions about Barrie!!! I absolutely love her and I think she is such a sweetheart.  What was your impression of her the first time you saw her?

Eight: She was trying to keep me and Dad from figuring out that her aunt Pru had had a meltdown and she was worried that we were going to think that Pru was crazy. She didn’t know anything about the situation that had made Pru cry, and she’d barely even met Pru at that point in time, but she was already wanting to help her. That’s Barrie. She sees the good in everyone, and she leads with her heart. She wants to help everyone. That gets her into trouble, but it makes it impossible not to love her.

DFT: I know that you two havent know each other very long, but I think your romance is pretty epic ?!!!! Out of all your moments spent with Barrie which one is your favorite?

Eight: We’ve had a few tense moments, and I wanted to fix things between us. She had told me she had too many things she had never done, and I told her to make a list and we would do them all. But that all got shuffled under the rug by events, so she never made the list at all. I wanted to show her that I was thinking about her and that there would be good times as well as the bad ones, so I figured she’d never swung in a tire swing. I brought a tire over to Watson’s Landing, and we set it up in the middle of then night. Then we danced together in the rain. Her face under that red umbrella, her hair curling in the damp, and the way she smiled up at me . . . if I’d had any doubt she was magic before that moment, let’s just say that changed my mind.

DFT: The ending of Persuasion left me just a little bit heartbroken (ok Im lying it left me extremely heartbroken). Can you give us any clues as to what is going to happen in the next book?

Eight: I need some time to fix things with my own issues with the Beaufort magic and what that’s going to mean for me and for Barrie, for what it means for us as a couple. I’m pretty sure that if there’s a way to work things out, Barrie and I can find it. Right now though, I don’t have a clue.

Quick Fire Questions:

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read each of the following:

Beaufort Hall?  Home.

Baseball?  Poetry and motion.

Watsons Landing? The Fire Carrier.

Cooking?  Pleasure.

Your gift? Pain in the ass.

Barrie? Magic



Persuasion Blog Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/19/2015- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

10/20/2015- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/21/2015- Bookish Lifestyle– Guest Post

10/22/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book– Review

10/23/2015- Dark Faerie Tales Interview

Week Two:

10/26/2015- In Wonderland– Review

10/27/2015- Ohana Reads– Guest Post

10/28/2015- Fiktshun– Review

10/29/2015- Bookhounds ya– Interview

10/30/2015- Reading with ABC– Review



This contest is provided by Martina Boone!

One lucky winner will receive The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series signed by Laini Taylor, signed personalized copies of Compulsion & Persuasion, a charm bracelet, and a jar of the sweet potato mustard that is on the cosmic dog in Compulsion
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Available October 27, 2015 by Simon Pulse

About this Book:

Beautiful Creatures meets The Raven Boys in the spellbinding second novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy that “skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure” (Publishers Weekly, on Compulsion).

Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. Because more is buried there than treasure.

A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson’s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts—and the Colesworth curse—also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight. But what he conjures may have deadly consequences.

While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing and forbidden feelings for Eight Beaufort, it’s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for—Eight or herself. Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake. Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson’s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with “decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery” (Kirkus Reviews, on Compulsion).

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