Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maven Blog Tour Stop

Genre: Science Fiction Romance (New Adult)
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2013
Number of pages: 284 (print)
Cover Artist: Starla Huchton (DesignedByStarla.com)

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How far would you go for love?

Since losing her parents at 14, young prodigy Dr. Lydia Ashley has focused on one thing: an appointment on the Deep Water Research Command Endure. Now 21, she’s about to realize that dream, but nothing is how she imagined it would be. Her transitional sponsor forgets her, her new lab is in complete chaos, and, as if that weren’t enough, she’s about to discover something so horrific it could potentially destroy all life on the planet. 

Daniel Brewer, a noted playboy and genius in his own right, may be exactly what she needs… Or he may make everything worse.

Has she finally found a puzzle she can’t solve?

I got interested in this book when I did the cover reveal of it on our blog. I mean the cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is intriguing. I was a little put off with it being SciFi but I thought what the hell, I need to expand my range a little.  SO DAMN GLAD I DID! Seriously, I had to literally stop myself from reading so I could sleep, being hit in the face with your kindle fire 10 times isn’t fun. But this book was beyond awesome and cannot wait for the next book in the series!
So whats it about right? Lydia Ashley, Dr. Lydia Ashley is genius and when her dream of being part of the Endure comes to life, there’s nowhere else she rather be. Of course the perks of meeting Daniel Brewer might be an influence on her decision, but when he failed to make a good first impression, Lydia was disappointed. Determined to get her department organized and running, she has to work with Daniel to create software to organize data to where its accessible. What Daniel creates is beyond her expectations.

Daniel Brewer is the resident playboy on the Endure and has reputation a mile long. Being late to meet Dr. Ashley has already put a wall up between him and her. Checking her out in front of her doesn’t help his case… at all. He hasn’t met someone to disregard his charms as easily as Dr. Ashely is doing, determined to change her mind about him, he changes his course of action. Instead of flirting with her, he puts his focus into his job, changing his life for something better. When that starts catching her eye, it only fuels his passion of his work.

Then files are found that look incriminating and disastrous. Working closer together to figure out just what was going on in before Lydia got there, Daniel and her set off on research. What the stumble upon is nothing short of life changing… for everyone. Not sure who to trust, Lydia and Daniel talk to the captain, Daniel’s father, and more research is done. Nothing comes without a price and sometimes trying to avoid feelings only intensify them. The chemistry between Daniel and Lydia is beyond explosive and one night changes everything. Literally.

So what did Lydia and Daniel discover? Can they stop it? Does it go deeper into what they thought and is there a way to prove it all? Stumbling upon something that wasn’t meant to be found can have some serious consequences, what will they be? Can they figure everything out in time or will they be too late?

Starla writes beautifully, even with the science to anyone who’s not familiar with it, you don’t feel confused like your missing something. It leaves you intrigued and wanting more. Especially when it comes to Daniel. I love how she alternates POV throughout the book. You get a feel for both aspects since Daniel is tech geek while Lydia is the science geek. I absolutely loved this book and hope the next one will be out soon because I cannot wait to see what happens next. I have so many questions, some that were answered and some that spurred on new questions. YOU HAVE to read this book! If you’re not usually a Science Fiction Romance reader, take the chance. You won’t be disappointed!

<3 Dani

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Deviation Cover Reveal

If you would have asked me last year what I would be doing right now, I would have never said showing the cover to the next book I wrote. It's been so surreal that I even have one book out there, let alone a second on the way. For everyone who has showed support and have been there for me through it all, there's not enough words to express how grateful I am to have you in my life. So the point of the post is to show you the cover to Deviation right? Well I guess I should do that huh? It's my first attempt at making my own cover so I hope y'all love it as much as I do!

   It takes just one week to realize that you’re broken, but not unfixable. ONE week to realize everything doesn’t come with a price. One week to fall in love with love. One week to fall in love with you. 

Family torn apart at thirteen by a drunk driver.
Fifteen foster homes in five years.
Determined to keep everything at bay, Nevaeh Rodgers will do whatever it takes to forget.

  Until she meets Angel Barajas at a party. He can’t keep his eyes off of her. Saving her from a guy at the party and an overdose, he can’t just let her walk out his door. Determined to help her whether she wants the help or not, he sets out to find her and not a moment too soon.

  It takes ONE day to realize the relationship you’re in isn’t healthy and leave. TWO days to realize you’re as pathetic as the loser you stayed with. THREE days to get a combination of drugs out of your system. FOUR days to wish life would end so you can take matters into your own hands. FIVE days to be saved. It takes a week to realize that everything each and every one of those days has in common, is the vibrant blue eyes that are staring at me right now.

     I’m staring at myself in the mirror of my bathroom. It’s 3 am and I’m fighting with my reflection. Each part of me is demanding to be brought to the surface. The one looking at me is the girl I used to be. She’s begging to be let out, to be more than a reflection. Then there’s me, the one in the here and now. The damaged one looking to take over completely. Fighting. Always fighting, it’s like a never ending battle raging within myself and I can’t stop it. I don’t know how to stop it, I don’t know if I want to. It’s a constant reminder that this is the path I chose. The path so off course that I don’t know if I can ever return to the original one. I didn’t leave bread crumbs like Hansel and Gretel, although those didn’t work out well with them either.
     I walk out of the bathroom and go to the bookcase to look for a book. I can see I’m not going to be going back to bed anytime soon, I might as well do something productive. Trying to do something to get my mind off of the war ragging within. Running my fingers over the bindings of the books, head tilted to the right reading the spines, when I come to this worn blue book. It looks completely out of place from the others. Were they look new, you can tell this one is old. It has no writing on the spine, so I pull it out to see what it is. Inscribed on the front in the most beautiful cursive I have ever seen is the word Divinity. Completely intrigued by what this book is about I head over to the lamp by the bean bag, turn it on, and collapse into the bean bag.
     Page after page of information on destiny and the paths we are on. Different people’s takes on fate and whether they believe that we are all destined for a certain path. There was a story about how this girl didn’t believe she would ever get back to her given path, her destiny is what she called it. After years of working to right the wrong she’s done in the past, she finally believed she was on her predestined path and was finally happy. I close the book after her story to think about what I’ve read. If they’re right and we are destined for something, what the hell could I be destined for? How can this be the life laid out for me by the fates? The weavers of life. I guess they have a sick sense of humor. They pick people out to have issues to keep themselves entertained.
     What if the book holds truth? Can I be like that girl? Maybe I was on the right path up until everything happened and I’ve been deviating ever since. Is there a way to get back to that? To free the girl trapped in the mirror? But if she’s free where would the present me go, into the mirror, or is there a way to merge the two? Maybe accepting all that I’ve done for what it was will be the key to becoming me again. 

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Release Date: July 22, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shades of the Stars Cover Reveal & Playlist Tour

It's my extreme pleasure to present you with this absolutely breath taking cover to David James Anthology, Shades of the Stars. The cover is so gorgeous that it makes you want it on your book shelf just to stare at its prettiness!

I've had the chance to talk to David on a few occasions and he's just as awesome as anyone would hope for. Not only does he write amazing, but he is amazing. He's the type of person not everyone gets to meet or talk to, but to those that are able to talk to him even once, are forever changed because of who he is. But that's enough of my fangirling, after all it is about the cover and the awesome music that accompanies the stories between the covers.

So without further ado here is the beautiful, gorgeous, breath taking, stunning and any other adjective that can describe this cover! Be sure to add Shades of the Stars on Goodreads Here !!

Shades of the Stars: A Legend of the Dreamer anthology. Shades of the Stars includes the novellas The Witch's Curse, The Warrior's Code, and an exclusive story called The Enchanter's Fire. Exclusive playlists. Essays on the world of the Order. Interviews. Deleted scenes from Light of the Moon. And an exclusive look at the sequel, Shadow of the Sun.

Release Date: July 2, 2013 

Now for the amazing music behind the stories!!! Have to say these are some pretty awesome songs and David has some awesome taste! My video is "Angel With a Shotgun" by The Cab. This band is awesome, if you haven't heard of them you need to check them out!

Now why did David choose this song for The Light of the Moon Playlist? This is why: 

I listened to this song a lot while writing Light of the Moon. “They say before you start a war, you better know what you’re fighting for.” I realized that love is very much like war. In both there are victims, casualties. In both there is loss, as well as gain. Both are a tricky kind of fight, and I really tried to write about that in Light of the Moon.

Author Bio

David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, will be released in July 2013, and will include the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.

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