Friday, May 29, 2015

Worlds Apart ~ Review

Worlds Apart by Ann Denton
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
With a comet streaking on a collision course with their planets, Rose and a few of her people were sent to Earth to live in peace—to coexist with the humans. Zack and many of his people were sent to Earth to enslave the humans and rule the world. Years after their first disastrous encounter, Zack and Rose meet again—he has changed. After saving her life, love is sparked. Will their love survive even though they are worlds apart? 

Worlds Apart was riveting! I snatched this up as quick as I could after previously falling in love with Denton's writing style in her 1st YA series, Kiah's Soul-Shifting Journey. 
While this was very different from the others I immediately fell in love with the world she creates for us. As always Ann brings us a unique mixture of action, wonder, suspense, & loveable characters. A real treat! If you enjoy books like The Host & The Giver or TV series like Friends & Star-Crossed you are sure to like Worlds Apart!

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Excerpt from Worlds Apart
Ann Denton ©2015

He lay on the bed beside Rose. She snuggled close and rested her head on his arm. “Where is he now?” she asked.
“Maddox? I don’t know. He might have made it to the cabin—if not, he is probably dead. You don’t have to worry about him. I swear—I won’t let him hurt you again.”
Rose laughed. “Who would ever have thought Zack Roberts would be my hero?” she said as she gently caressed his hand.
“You know it’s your drugs talking, right?”
She was silent for a minute. He thought she was asleep. “If a drug makes you feel this way, I can see why there are so many addicts,” she said as she snuggled closer to him.
He smiled, stroking her hair until she was breathing deeply and he knew she was asleep. He knew that heartache and pain was in his immediate future—John would be here soon to take her away. I’m not good enough for her. She deserves so much better. I will hold this night in my memory forever, but it would be stupid of me to think she would ever want me—he thought as he drifted off to sleep.

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Ann's Young Adult Collection: 

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Kiah's Soul-Shifting Journey: 1 The Quadrant War
Publication Date: March 30, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Kiah and her family struggle to survive in this dystopian society, formerly known as the United States of America. Citizens experience extreme loss and devastation, and Kiah is no exception. Although she doesn't grasp the reasons for The Quadrant War, she clearly understands the impacts of the war. Hope of peace and freedom is nonexistent, until Kiah begins to view her soul-shifting ability as a source of powerful guidance rather than just something else that makes her awkward. With the help of her first love, she's on a journey to fulfill her destiny. Soul-shifting reveals important knowledge that sometimes comforts her and at other times terrifies her. Will Kiah fall prey to the overseer and his forces, or will she triumph and see her life and the lives around her changed forever?
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Kiah's Soul-Shifting Journey: 2 The Tech War
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
Determined to find her dad and bring peace to all of the quadrant citizens, Kiah finds herself playing mind games with her dark nemesis, Marcus Dunner. Book 2 not only leads Kiah into another 'City of Technology', but also a new battle of the heart. When an old friend professes more than friendship, will Kiah's love for Ryker be enough to keep best friends from becoming enemies?  
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Kiah's Soul-Shifting Journey:3 
War's Redemption
 June 21, 2014
 No longer the insecure orphan, Kiah has grown to be the leader that she is destined to be. Kiah, Ryker, and the New Freedom Force continue the fight to save the quadrant people. Secrets of the past are discovered, new friends are made, and loved ones are lost. Will they succeed at ending a war that has taken so many? Who will survive the final battle of The Northern Quadrant?
In the final installment of Kiah’s Soul-Shifting Journey, Kiah, shifts back to a time before the Great War. She learns that the United States of America, now known as the Four Quadrants, sealed their own fate. Now, in order to stop another nuclear attack and redeem this once great nation, she must learn the secret put in place by World Governments. It’s a race against time for Kiah and Ryker to save what is left of their world.
 My Review of Kiah's Soul-Shifting journey:3 War's Redemption 

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Ann's Children's Collection:

Skipper's Magic Pillow
Publication Date: April 14, 12013
Skipper receives a gift from her grandma that takes her to a magical world of unicorns, princesses, and castles. Fly with Skipper on her magical unicorn to learn the secrets of the beautiful Land of Dreamania.

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My Review of Skipper's Magic Pillow ~

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Skipper's Dream Keepers
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Twelve-year-old Skipper's dream world, the Land of Dreamania, has always been a place of fun and magic. Since she was five years old, she has explored the islands of Dreamania and felt safe. Skipper's Dream Keepers warned her never to go near the Island of the Lost, but soon Skipper will have to choose between breaking a promise to her beloved unicorn Dream Keepers or losing her best friend to the dark creature of the Island of the Lost, forever. 

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My Review of Skipper'sDream Keepers ~
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Ann Denton 
lives in a small community in Oklahoma where her four grandchildren are the center of her attention. Ann has shared her imagination with them since they were babies. She has spent hours of playtime with her grandsons playing everything from “pirate ship” to dressing up as aluminum foil robots. With her granddaughter, she has had countless magical tea parties and played “princess dress up.” Ann has written poetry for years, but most recently, she collaborated with her fifteen-year-old grandson to write her very first young adult series . . . Kiah’s Soul-Shifting Journey. In January of 2013, her debut novel, The Quadrant War, book (1), was published. The Tech War, book (2), was released in September of 2013, and War's Redemption, book (3), of the trilogy was released in June of 2014. Ann's favorite genre is young adult—both to read and write; however, she also enjoys reading other genres. Ann does most of her writing late at night when her characters take on a life of their own and keep her awake.

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Rise ~ Review

Rise ~ The Cold Mark Saga ~ Book #4
Publication Date: April 10, 2015
USA Today bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, scorches the pages with her fourth installment of The Cold Mark Saga, where secrets are revealed and heinous acts jump to life... 

Braita Valorn has found herself in another precarious situation. A battle rages on the shores of Joyal and the Mian are shaking the sand with their war cries. Trapped below ground inside the President's bunker, Braita isn't even safe. 

The Mian won't stop. They'll never give up the fight until they are satisfied. 

When steel doors are blown and gunfire erupts, Human blood floods the ground. 

Judgments are made, an archaic stand within Mian laws, and Braita finds herself charged with treason. But never one to sit during a battle, she risks her last chance of release on one set of Plumas.
Will Braita find herself in more trouble of her own making or will she rise past atrocity to obtain her freedom?

Rise is action packed & full of drama. I have absolutely loved every single book Scarlett Dawn has released although I found myself in a bit of a pickle this go round. This series has been one I've loved every minute of from the beginning, but this last installment had me questioning whether or not I am still a fan of Braita. And one of my other favorite characters, Rule, seemed to have jumped ship into a whole new tale while going to a much darker place. I truly never saw that coming. For a moment it was as if we were thrown into an episode of Criminal Minds (Scarlett style of course). While neither of these issues ruined it for me entirely I felt like everything I "knew" about these characters was wrong. The new characters & plot twist got my attention back & has some real potential. Scarlett's writing is still superb & I am looking forward to the next! Here's hoping that Braita & her fab 4 can get back on track. I have really enjoyed them.

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Fall ~ The Cold Mark Saga ~ Book #1
Expected publication date: October 7, 2014

A savagely wicked new adult sci-fi series blasts off withFall, the first novella in The Cold Mark Saga...
 Only one thousand Humans survived The Travel from the shattered Earth. Some Humans say it was their penance for crushing such beauty. Eighteen-year-old Braita merely thought it was pathetic - pathetic that her people had been that blind.

Now, the Humans live in the solar system, Kline, where three planets are habitable. Joyal, the smallest planet, is embraced by the Humans - their family to love as they had never loved Earth. Though a planet covered mainly in water is dangerous real estate to dwell upon.

Their worry turns into devastating reality when Braita’s blessed village is struck by a tsunami. Population numbers must be kept to a minimum. Drastic measures must be taken. Braita’s life is twisted in brutality when she is chosen as one of the three hundred Humans to be removed from Joyal…and sent to the Mian, the aliens to fear, on the planet Triaz.

Thrown head first into a barbaric world she knows nothing of, Braita must adapt to a dark life as a slave of the Mian society. Her existence depends on it…and possibly, the fall of her heart.
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Sink ~ The Cold Mark Saga ~ Book #2
 October 31, 2014
The second installment to the bestselling Cold Mark serial launches with Sink, where fear and willpower battle from within…

Braita Valorn’s pampered existence with the Plumas of the west was cut short by her own hand. Being their Soul only complicates matters as she hides inside their enemy’s territory. Danger lurks, and Braita’s lack of knowledge of the planet, Triaz, is now abundantly clear.

Braita’s only strength against the deadly Mian is the blessed sun that lights the day hours.

On a mission to find her best friend, Jax, she must infiltrate the Crank Pit, a brutal complex where Mian enter, only to leave absent a heartbeat. Nothing transpires as planned. Braita’s reckless behavior lands her right into her adversaries’ custody—the Plumas of the east. Will Braita find the answers she’s been searching for…or will she sink further into a sensual world she never thought possible?
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Stop ~ The Cold Mark ~ Book #3 
Publication Date: February 5, 2015
From New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, comes the third installment in The Cold Mark Saga, Stop, where tipping points are reached and surprises lurk

From New York Times bestselling author, Scarlett Dawn, comes the third installment in The Cold Mark Saga, Stop, where tipping points are reached and surprises lurk…

Braita Valorn is stuck. She has no real freedom, her existence dependent on what the men of Triaz decide. Her fate is not her own. But she desperately wants it to be and will do anything to make it so.

When a chance for freedom arises, she does what she must. Hard choices of theft end as a careless endeavor, leaving her life on the line. Will the Plumas of Triaz stop her downfall or will they thirst for retribution?
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Scarlett Dawn ~
Scarlett Dawn #1 Bestseller in Witches and Wizards Romance and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, which include King Hall and King CaveShe lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and her fries covered in melted cheese.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Serenity ~ Cover Reveal

My Serenity by M. Clarke
Expected Publication Date: July 16, 2015

Meet Seth & Josefina in this second-chance romance releasing July 16th!

When tragedy strikes, Seth Stewart is forced to return home after the death of his beloved father. The unexpected detour forces him to oversee the family’s auto shop and restaurant business, and Seth must kiss the prestigious internship goodbye after his first year at Berkeley Business School. When he collides with his first crush after his arrival, Seth wonders what possibly could have happened to Josefina Anders.

Josefina has hidden many secrets she is too ashamed to share with anyone, especially Seth. When they cross paths again, the urge to relive their past lingers in her mind even though she knows he couldn’t accept her sketchy past. Things get even more complicated when her mother returns, as well as her overly possessive ex, who decides to crash into her fragile existence all over again.

Will Seth’s connection for Josefina be strong enough to see past her secrets, or will he realize he can’t rekindle an old flame? 

When she pulled away to look at me, our eyes locked and thousands of emotions rocketed through me. I felt so much, almost too much for my heart to handle…for my body to control. My hands glided up her back, and the soft silky blouse lured me to rip it off her. Lacing through her hair with my hands, I gave in to the temptation I could no longer control and kissed her in madness. Josie kissed me back and her tongue swirled in hunger. I got hard when she rocked back and forth on me. I thought I could come just from this action alone. I wanted so much of Josie, but not here…not now.


My Clarity ~ Book #1
Release Date: May 12th, 2014
Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she imagined it would be.

Smoking, tattoos, and drag racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love—will it be enough?


M. Clarke a.k.a. Mary Ting 
resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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