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I have made it to 300 on my Facebook Page! I NEVER thought this blog and everything would grow so fast. To show my appreciation to everyone that has helped get me here, I have a GIVEAWAY of lots of great stuffs. It is actually on my facebook page but no reason why I can’t put it here too! I hope everyone enters and knows that I thank you for everything y’all have done! Also, if you are not a follower on the facebook page, I hope to see you there. There are always lots of great giveaways and discussions going on 🙂

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Rachel Cherie’s ‘Treachery at Martinique Isle’ Review


REVIEW BY CASSIE HOFFMAN

Treachery at Martinique Isle (Daughter of the High Seas: Book 1) is an adventure; a treasure hunting, pirate fighting, riddle-solving read. The book follows Jacqueline Luray Taylor, who goes by Jacq, and her twin, Alexandria Luray Thorpe, who goes by Alex. The girls find out they are twins after arriving to the same inn called Midway Zebra. Each of the girls stay at the inn and is looked after by the owners, Jemima and Fred Bumbleridge. Jacq’s guardian, Captain Taylor, ended up leaving to make money, but never came back. Alex’s ends up dying at the inn from a sickness. The girls grow up and help around the inn and the Bumbleridge’s think of them both as daughters and love them just the same. Jacq and Alex both have matching golden lockets that were given to them by Jemima and Fred. Each of the girls has a unique pet. Jacq has a parrot named Big Beak Bill, and Alex has a monkey named Frankincense, Frank for short. They offer comedy throughout the book.
The inn ends up on fire, with the girls inside. They go to look for Jemima and Fred, but when they find them they will not leave. They give the girls each a bag and tell them to run. The girls can’t believe they won’t come, but finally they leave. On their way out they see a pirate who is screaming for Black Fred and Gold Jem. They run for fear of their lives. While running they find their friend Miata, who is the town thief. He helps put them up in a shelter. While there Jacq and Alex finally look through each of their bags and each have very similar letters. In the letters there are riddles that they must solve.
Miata tells them they know someone who can help with the riddles and that’s when they meet Geoffry Pierce, who is an eccentric character. He will help them but only if he can go with them. He funds the boat for the trip and they set sail for the treasure.

While on the boat they come across a Madam McLoflin, who was stuck at sea, after a pirate raided her boat and took a girl name Amy. McLoflin is Amy’s governess and is distraught about Amy being taken.  McLoflin also knows more than she wants to let on. She knows that Amy means something to the girls, something special. She also knows one more thing about the girls…they aren’t the orphans they think they are. Join them on their adventure of finding themselves, finding a family, and maybe finding a little romance along the way…

Treachery at Martinique Isle (Daughters of the High Seas: Book 1) is a very easy read. I kept hurrying so I could turn the page and find out the next mystery as well as solve the current one I was on. The story keeps you guessing, in a good way. I enjoyed the theme of the book as it was something different. I loved how the sisters stayed together throughout every problem they faced and faced it all together. You will also meet a lot of different characters that are well developed and I have a few that are my favorites. It has everything a book needs, suspense, mystery, romance and it is chalk full of comedy. It also has an underlying message of ‘go for what you believe in’. This is a must read! I give it 4 stars!

Once again, if this review talked you into buying the book, please leave a review where you bought it. Every review helps the author! Link for the book under the cover picture.

QUOTES FROM THE BOOK:
“Do not speak so of my sister, or I shall use your own swords to silence you!”

“What is it with you? Both of you! Both of my sisters falling for thieves!”

 “You never know the end until you arrive, and then it matters not what the end shall be because you are there.

Amazon: Treachery at Martinique Isle (Daughters of the High Seas)

Rachel Cherie Links:

Website: http://www.rachelcherie.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Treachery-at-Martinique-Isle/207272659312109

Jason Brant’s ‘The Gate’ Review/Giveaway (Giveaway Closed!)


Jason Brant outdid himself this time! The Gate is twice the length of his other books, and though I liked them all, this one is my favorite.

The Gate starts off with two college boys, Bryan and Kyle, being accepted as interns on a television show called The Specter Slayers. Bryan is the studious one and his fiancé just broke off their engagement, leaving him depressed. Kyle is the hot football player that scores all the chicks. The Specter Slayers is a show about paranormal investigators that go into supposedly haunted churches and prove that there is paranormal activity in them.

Bryan is not thrilled about this opportunity, but Kyle talks him into it with the enticement of what airtime will do to his resume. This starts their journey to the Danver church, a church that an eccentric old man bought, and then supposedly killed a whole group of his friends in.

They get to the church after a long drive, and not being able to find it, through woods that seem to get mysteriously darker and creepier the farther they drive into them. Once there, they meet the Specter Slayers, two creeps that do not believe in the paranormal, they just like to cash in, plus their nerdy tech guy. Bryan and Kyle are told that famous horror author, Katie Upshaw, will be joining them for their night in the Danver church.

But Katie has secrets that she is hesitant to share. Secrets about the church…secrets that might get them all killed…

I really cannot tell you more because if I do, it will ruin the surprise. And believe me, I never knew what was coming! It is not at all what you will expect, I will tell you that. It is about as far from normal as you could ever imagine.

This book is full of humor, at least in the first half. I laughed my way through it, never knowing what was waiting for me right around the corner. When I did get passed the humor, I spent the rest of the book with my jaw hanging open, not knowing what to expect next. I will admit to my heart jumping up in my throat a time or two as well. Delving into Satanic rituals and biblical theories (NOT in a boring way!), The Gate will have you holding your breath, and pulling the covers up to your eyes at night, fearfully hoping you are not the next to get sucked in.

Quotes from the book:

“First, I never want to see you swivel your hips like that again.  Second, you stepped in my mashed potatoes.”

“Jesus jumped up Christ, look at the size of that crack!”

“We saw something that she couldn’t handle…”

“We don’t need it coming back because it heard you.”

Once again, if I have talked you into reading this book, please leave the author a review where you bought it. I will put links to everywhere it is available underneath the cover picture. I hope you give it a chance. You will not be disappointed.

Amazon: The Gate

Barnes and Noble: The Gate

Smashwords: The Gate

Kobo: The Gate 

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The Giveaway:

This will be an easy entry as always, with the chance to get extra entries. 1 ebook of The Gate is up for grabs. To enter simply comment on this post and tell me Why you want to read this book. The comment is MANDATORY if you want to win. For extra entries, show some author love 🙂

Like Jason on Facebook: Click HERE

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Add The Gate to TBR List on Goodreads: Click HERE

Like The Gate on Amazon: Click The Gate

Like Jason’s Author Page on Amazon: Click HERE

Make sure you tell me what you do and BE HONEST! Contest ends 8/14 at 8am CST. Good Luck!

Jayce Grayson’s ‘Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures: Volume 1’ Review/Giveaway (CONTEST CLOSED!)


Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures: Volume 1

I have to say that this is one of my favorite books. Not only is it funny, and hot as hell, but it has an underlying message that I hope everyone gets. It is a satire and it deals with societies problems in a humorous way. Jayce Grayson really did it for me with this book 🙂

Welcome aboard the Xianne, a famous spaceship, and journey with the characters through an adventure that will have your blood pressure rising (in a good way!) and your brain churning, as you go from a space station in the orbit of the earth, all the way to Mars, in the 24th century. Earth has been “burdened beneath heavy-handed laws, injustice, and fear; yet liberated by abundant power-thanks to Helium-3 Fusion Reactors-and the Porn Culture’s near-eradication of the sexual taboo,” (straight from the back cover).

Along the way you will meet four people that hope to board the Xianne, which is owned by the mysterious and extremely rich Tom Duncan. The main character, Jim, is a young man who hopes to find passage and work on the Xianne. He applies for the job by filling out a strange questionnaire, where he meets the other three people that eventually join him aboard the ship. They are Sax, Suki, and Keira. These three people could not be any more different than Jim if they tried. In the questionnaire room, they look over Jim’s shoulder while he is filling in his answers and began a conversation about the ask/tell question, which asks your sexual orientation. They realize that Jim is NAY, which means that he is not sexually attracted to anyone. Yes, I know, how weird is that??

That sparks off a friendship between one nay and three highly-charged sexually active people. Once aboard the ship they meet Tom Duncan, Dr. Sharon Miles, and Moses Jones, who are the only three people aboard the ship besides a crotchety old artificially intelligent computer. This begins a trip like you have never taken before, unless of course you have been on a swinging cruise or something similar lol. Jim’s adventure takes him on a ship where sex is enjoyed and shared by everyone publically, besides him and Moses. Jim has to learn how to handle, and deal with, all the sexually charged tension, while fitting in and becoming a part of the group. He stays true to himself, even though he is given many opportunities to join the “party” so to speak, as well as a very close relationship with Dr. Miles. I could go on and on about this book, but I do not want to post any spoilers so I have to stop.

The bad thing about this is I do not know how to explain it to its full potential.

Yes, this book is a panty-drenching, hilarious ride that will have you gasping for more when you hit the last page, but it is also a look into humanity and what our culture is coming to. This is a world where almost nothing is taboo and even marriage is not sacred, but then again, people are free and liberated to do what they like. Regardless, you will have to make up your own mind about this book and I urge you to give it a chance.

Xianne is super-entertaining, perfectly edited, and a laugh-out-loud, make you think masterpiece! I give this book 5 stars and I cannot wait to read Volume 2!

(Which I have half of even though it is not due for release until early 2013! Ha-ha! The joke is probably on me though because I am going to die when I read it and it stops mid-book. That Jayce Grayson is cruel!)

Quotes from the book:

“I think that beautiful people are beautiful-even if they’re naked. Sometimes, especially if they are naked.”

It’s a Porn world-a Porn Solar System, now-No attractive woman alive expects to find all of her panties the next time she looks.”

“Sexual orientation is just a matter of our preference.”

Once again if I have talked you into reading this book, please leave a review for the author where you bought it. Every review helps the author. There is a link to buy the book under the picture and a giveaway below that.

Amazon: Xianne: A Comedy of Cultures: Volume One

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The Giveaway:

I have TWO SIGNED copies of Xianne up for grabs today. It is easy to enter, and you get three chances.

1) All you have to do is comment on this page about the review.

*For extra entries show some support to Jayce Grayson and let me know that you did. He has a new author page that needs some likes and a new blog on Goodreads! Don’t forget to tell me that you liked him on Facebook and/or followed him on Gooodreads.

2) Click HERE to “like” Jayce Grayson on Facebook.

3) Click HERE to follow or friend Jayce Grayson on Goodreads.

Contest ends 8/8 at 8am CST. Names will be entered into a random name generator however many times you entered, and two winners will be announced shortly after. Thanks!

Author Ashley Robertson Guest Post/Giveaway **CONTEST CLOSED!**


***CONTEST CLOSED***
Beating The Heat With A Book
by Ashley Robertson
(This is one of my shorter guest blog posts; sorry to those who prefer my more lengthy ramblings.**chuckles)
The best way for me to beat the heat is by sitting indoors with my fingers typing away on my laptop, working on my next novel. For the first summer in all of my native central Floridian life, I’m not trying to escape the Sunshine State—I’m doing quite the opposite actually. Usually the heat and humidity is more brutal than I can tolerate during the summertime months, but when I look at the weather map of the country and see that Florida is actually cooler than most other places, not only am I shocked, but I’m actually glad to be in Florida. What is going on with our world? Most of the northern states don’t even have air-conditioning, as cooler climates are expected during their summers. My hubby and I have been known to flee from our home in Orlando to visit places like LA, Boston, and Montreal to cool down. But now I’m more motivated to camp out at home, in the comfort of my overworked air-conditioning.
 
So even if you’re not a writer, then you’re at least a reader if you’re reading this blog post. How are you staying cool? Perhaps reading a book in the most comfortable room of your home? I know a lot of us have kids to care for, but with my little guy being in camp for the summer, it frees me up to not only finish my next book, but also allows me to continue building more blogationships with all the amazing authors, book bloggers and reviewers, and readers out there. Because every author knows that without those dedicated book lovers, our writing careers would be nowhere. And while we pray for a cold front to bring us relief from the heat, I’m also thanking God for this amazing opportunity to connect with some of the “coolest” people I’ve ever met. Come visit me at my website. I’d love to connect with you: http://www.ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/ or find me on these social media outlets:
LINKS TO BUY ASHLEY ROBERTSON’S BOOKS:
UnGuarded  (Amazon E-book)

Crimson Groves (The Crimson Series) (Amazon E-book)

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THE GIVEAWAY! (2 E-book copies of Unguarded)

The Giveaway is simple. You get three chances to enter.

1) The first one is MANDATORY. You must leave a comment on this post that has something to do with this guest post. That will get you in the running!

2) Like ASHLEY ROBERTSON BOOKS on facebook for a second entry.  Click HERE to like her. Make sure you leave a comment here saying you did. If you already have, just leave a comment on here saying you already did.

3) If you would like to up those odds, like ME on facebook for a third entry. Click HERE to like me on facebook. Make sure you leave a comment saying you liked me for a chance to win! If you already liked me on facebook before, just leave a comment telling me you already did and you will get your third entry.

Easy-Peasy! The names will go in a random name generator. I will put all the names in there 1, 2, or 3 times depending on the number of times you entered. I will hit the button and it will give us a winner! The contest closes at 8 a.m CST 7/13. Winners will be announced shortly afterwards. GOOD LUCK!

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