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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Loving Grace Giveaway

Welcome to Loving Grace by April Smith Tour and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Loving Grace by April Smith

Title:  Loving Grace
Series: a novel
Author: April Smith
Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 224
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Publisher: Ambassador International
Edition: paperback
Genre: Christian Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary

I received a paperback copy of Loving Grace from Just Read Tour for review purposes.


Synopsys:

Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door. As the newly-crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.

Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident. Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.


STAY TUNED: Review to come July 17th !




Giveaway!


Tour Wide Giveaway includes:

(1) Winner will win:
    • Print copy of Loving Grace
    • Pair of cute socks that works perfectly with the book

  • To Enter: Follow me @angelakreais@aprilsmith_books@ambassadorintl and @justreadtours. (Your account/post must be public in order for us to verify! And please do not follow and then unfollow. Not cool.) 
  • Like this post ON INSTAGRAM and tag 2 friends in the same comment that might like to enter. 

  • For extra entries, head to the other stops on the tours and do the same thing. 
  • For the list of stops, check out the original image on @justreadtours. US mailing addresses Only. Instagram is not affiliated nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 7/3/2018.



i am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Disclosure: This book was provided to me for free from a Just Read Tour bookstagram promotion. Whether positive or negative, my blog review is my own and may differ from others opinions. This review is simply a compilation of my thoughts and opinions of this book.  If you have any questions, just post them and I'll be happy to answer as best as I can. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Venus Shining by Jennifer Alsever review

This product was provided to me at no cost.  Whether positive or negative, my review is my own and may differ from others opinions. 


Venus Shining by Jennifer Alsever


Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 323
Publication Date: December 4, 2017
Language: English
Publisher: Sawatch Publishing /Independently published
Edition: paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy

I received a paperback copy of Venus Shining from @TheReaderandTheChef on Instagram for review purposes.



Synopsys:

TRIUMPHANT at last, Ember has fought her way back from the evil witch’s curse and reclaimed her identity, her sense of self. Now she must stop Xintra from hurting the boy she loves, even as she uncovers the truth behind her mother’s dark, twisted past.

REJOICING in her power over the human race, Xintra is closer than ever to achieving her father’s dream—a dream she sacrificed her own life to realize. But when key members of her team defy her, she must scramble to enact her plan before obedience gives way to anarchy.

BREAKING free from the chains that once bound her to a life of wickedness, Zoe must face the past she once sought to escape in order to save the futures of those she doomed. Will she make amends with the dead in time to save the living?

Main Characters

  • Ember - main protagonist from first two books
  • Zoe/Nisha- one of the antagonists from the first two books. Xintra's mind-controlled second in command who woke and remembered being Nisha.
  • Rebirthers: Lilly and Pete from time spent in Trinity Forest in Ember Burning
  • Dezi- Despina Granger, Ember's mother. Friends with Lodima and Xintra
  • Xintra- the main antagonist of the story and controller of rebirthers
  • Tre- Ember's boyfriend

Plot

The world is coming to an end, thanks to Xintra and her Annunaki agenda and its up to Ember to save every one. Ember must seek out answers and understand how it all began before she can uncover the truths on how to defeat Xintra once and for all. Thanks to Ember, Zoe wakes up furious as Nisha with how much time she has lost under Xintra's control. Nisha sets out undermining Xintra apocalyptic scenario from the moment she wakes from her rebirthed state.  She was quick thinking and very proactive. I think guilt had as much a motivating role as anger from being manipulated for so long for Nisha getting everything done. She used her skills and influence to disrupt magnetic fields and awaken 150 other rebirthers.

Setting

In 1986 all of the Trinity Forest mess started when Xintra moved to town with her father and befriended Dezi and Lodima as told through Despina's journal and notes to Lodima.
From Ember's POV- she struggles with wanting to save the world and wanting to just live a life with Tre. Road trip to visit Lodima then a stint in a mental institution didn't leave much action, just learning about her mom and Trinity Forest origin story.
From Zoe/Nisha's POV- Her actions throughout the story ultimately led to the showdown with Xintra being possible. 

What did I like about the book?

Honestly, I still think book two Oshun Rising was my favorite. Ember was stuck being a typical selfish teenager and on her own quest learning about how everything began, her mother's involvement, and how to stop Xintra. I really enjoyed the new POV by Zoe/Nisha which helped the story progress. I think Nisha was the main hero of the story. Nisha was on a mission to take down Xintra and stop the world coming to and end as we know it. 

What did I not like about the book?

I thought this was going to be a trilogy, I thought I read that term somewhere even though the series is just called Trinity Forest. With the ending and so many things not really resolved, I can see another book coming out.

Date Started/Finished :

June 18th - June 22nd 2018

Recommend? yes




Rating: 4/*****

based off Goodreads' ratings
1 star – didn’t like it, do not recommend. Possibly a DNF
2 stars – it was OK. Not really impressed
3 stars – liked it, average read
4 stars – really liked it, really enjoyable
5 stars – it was amazing, highly recommend
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Disclosure: This book was provided to me for free from a Instagram promotion. Whether positive or negative, my blog review is my own and may differ from others opinions. This review is simply a compilation of my thoughts and opinions of this book.  If you have any questions, just post them and I'll be happy to answer as best as I can. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Monday, June 18, 2018

The Unblemished Trilogy Tour and GIVEAWAY


Welcome to The Unblemished Trilogy (by Sara Ella) Tour and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Unblemished Trilogy by Sara Ella


Title: Unblemished
Series: Unblemished Trilogy book 1
Author: Sara Ella
Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 352
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Language: English
ASIN: 0718081013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Edition: paperback
Genre: contemporary, fantasy, coming of age, sci-fi, romance, teen, young adult

I received a copy of Unblemished from JustRead Tours for review purposes.



Synopsys:


Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength?

Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.

But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.

Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?


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Title: Unraveling 
Series: Unblemished Trilogy book 2

Author: Sara Ella

Where to purchase: Amazon

Print Length: 356
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Language: English
ASIN: 071808103X
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Edition: paperback

Genre: contemporary, fantasy, coming of age, sci-fi, romance, teen, young adult




Synopsys:

What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?

Eliyana Ember doesn't believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what's right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she's trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about--like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.

Now that the Verity is intertwined with her soul and Joshua's finally by her side, El is ready to learn more about her mysterious birth land, the land she now rules. So why does she feel like something--or someone--is missing?

When the thresholds begin to drain and the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, begin to fail, El wonders if her link to Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. For light and darkness cannot coexist. She needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can El find a way to sever her connection to Ky and save the Reflections--and keep herself from falling for him in the process?

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Title: Unbreakable
Series: Unblemished Trilogy book 3
Author: Sara Ella
Where to purchase: Amazon
Print Length: 320
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Language: English
ASIN: 0718081013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Edition: paperback
Genre: contemporary, fantasy, coming of age, sci-fi, romance, teen, young adult, clean wholesome, self-esteem


The conclusion, Unbreakable is now available!


Synopsys:
Eliyana Ember is stranded in a foreign country in the Third Reflection with no passport, the inability to mirror walk, and zero clue where the nearest Thresholds back into the Fourth or Second might lie. Her mind is a haze, her memories vague. She knows a wormhole from the Fourth sent her here. She remembers her mom and baby brother Evan. Makai and Stormy and Joshua . . .
Deep down El realizes she must end the Void once and for all. Is there a way to trap the darkness within its current vessel, kill it off completely? To do so would mean sacrificing another soul—the soul of a man Joshua claims is a traitor. But he’s lied to her before, and even El senses Joshua can’t be fully trusted, but one thing is certain . . .
The Void must be annihilated. And only the Verity—the light which birthed the darkness—can put an end to that which seeks to kill and destroy.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Sara Ella is the author of Unblemished, book one of the Unblemished Trilogy. Once upon a time, Sara dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a castle, and she did work for Disney! Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”



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GIVEAWAY

(1) Winner will win a Unblemished Trilogy Prize Pack, courtesy of Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins. (US mailing addresses Only)




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i am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.”

Disclosure: This series was provided to me for free from a JustRead Tours promotion. Whether positive or negative, my blog review is my own and may differ from others opinions. This review is simply a compilation of my thoughts and opinions of this book.  If you have any questions, just post them and I'll be happy to answer as best as I can. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

**No monetary compensation was received for this review. Posts may contain affiliate or referral links. Thank you for your support!**