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Friday, 28 August 2015

RBTL Tours: Glamour Blade by Áine P Massie



Title: Glamour Blade

Author: Áine P Massie

Series: House Millar, #3
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
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Reality and perception aren't always what they seem. Sometimes the greatest hope is found when two hearts find their truth and their home.

When Rory Ó Cuinn, a Sidhe warrior, is sent by the Sidhe Queen’s Council to reestablish the magically enhanced vampire hunters known as Guardians, he doesn’t question his mission.
Lord Lorccán is a rare vampire noble, as he only kills humans who are far more monster than not. When he meets the enigmatic vampire Mistress Anya from the House Millar, he believes he's found an ally in creating a warrior class to police the vampires and protect the innocent—human and vampire alike.
The two goals bring Rory and Lor together, in more ways than one. But Sidhe nobles aren’t meant to love the damned and Rory fights against a rising attraction for Lor, just as Lor pushes every one of Rory's buttons—mostly on purpose.
When they team up, using both their magics and knowledge, to save those that matter most and find possible future Guardians, their predesigned realities and perceptions change and twist. As love, hate, passion, and betrayal collide, the only question left is which emotions the pair will grasp and hold.



Title: Blood’s Voice
Author: Áine P Massie
Series: House Millar, #1
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 15th 2014
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Awakening to a new world of blood and fear, Anya Millar sets forth on a path of discovery. One which will hopefully uncover clues to her past. Little did she know she was on a cataclysmic collision course into the world of the undead as well as nocturnal love ripe for the history books. Nicholas defends his grounds and the humans within it with a fury unmatched to find and win back the object of his eternal love, before harm does. He never counted on complications of the heart or the new cravings taking him to the brink of madness. Declán is a natural born vampire hunter, a Guardian. But when he stumbles into the path of Anya and Nicholas, his heart rules him without hesitation...
Sometimes fate has a wicked sense of sensibility.


Title: Blood Marked
Author: Áine P Massie
Series: House Millar, #2
Publisher: Encompass Ink, Teen
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 2nd, 2014
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With their romance only beginning to take root, the trio, Anya, Nicholas and Declán set forth to enrich their fledgling relationship. Having survived the explosive consummation should have set forth a down time of sorts, instead, near death tragedies strike all around.
That should have been the worst of it, but toss the green-eyed monster of jealousy and all bets are off that anyone will survive the fire consuming them all.
Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar from tragedy to peace? Or will those waiting in the wings to strike them down win?
Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.



About the Author

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specializing in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.

Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, WisRWA, and Rainbow Romance Writers. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys... oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.

Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she has been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

RBTL Tours: Broken by Jamie Loeak


Title: Broken 
Author: Jamie Loeak 

Series: The Outsiders Series (#1)
Genre: YA Contemporary 
Publisher: Self –Published
Edition/Formats: eBook


Blurb/Synopsis:

Two hearts meet in a field.
One is open,
The other is a shield.
Two heartbeats,
Four hands.
One soul lives between the two of them.

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Carter Daniels is a typical runaway. Unsure of who he is or where he’s going, Carter is only sure of one thing: his past is going to stay in the past. But when he gets pulled into the popular crowd at Silver Valley High School, he’s forced to choose: tell the truth about who he is or lie. Lie. And it seems to be working. His parents wanted to get him that cheap apartment because they’re never home. He crashed his car so he doesn’t have one. His weekends are filled because he has to spend time with his parents. But when Carter is forced to open up to an outsider because of an English assignment, everything changes. There is something he sees in her, an undeniable connection. There is a need to discover what lies behind those sad eyes. But will Carter be able to lower his defenses in order to get past hers? Will he let her in, or will he choose to stay broken?


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Excerpt:

I decide to push my head around one of the trees I’m hiding behind. I watch, stunned, as a girl pushes her way through the brown and tan grass. She walks quickly, with her eyes on the ground. She has dark hair and creamy skin. Her body is thin, and I study her legs as she pushes forward. She wears dark jeans that hug her slight curves. I can’t help but push my eyes upward. She wears a navy jacket, one of the ones that swishes when she moves. From here, I can’t tell much else, so I just lean back and watch what she does. I tell myself that I’m not watching her because I’m interested in who she is. If she walks toward me, I want to be able to run.
She doesn’t, though – walk toward me, that is. Instead, she moves to sit on a log that’s kind of near me. It reminds me of the concrete slab that Sam and I share. A feeling of longing keeps my eyes on this strange girl, a feeling of connectedness overwhelms me as I watch her move.
The girl sits down, her back facing me, and pulls her knees up to her chest. Her shirt and jacket pull up and I can see a thin line of her creamy skin. I bite my lower lip, wanting to be next to her for some reason. Maybe it’s the way she walks or the way she looks at the ground like she has no need to see the world around her. Maybe it’s the tiny bit of skin of her back, the small dimples that sit above the line of her jeans.
I swallow and blink over and over again until I can’t see her anymore. She reminds me of Sam so much. I wonder how she found this place and whom she shares it with. It makes me wonder if Sam will share our place with someone new. I don’t want her to and I don’t want this girl to either – no, I’m not crazy. I share a similar life to her.
I stop my incessant blinking and watch as the girls shifts position, pulling her legs in closer, holding them tighter. She rests her head on her knees and stares out at the small pond. Her shoulders begin to quiver and it takes me only a second to realize that she’s crying. She stays like this for quite a while. The only thing that tells me that she’s alive is the slight movement of her back when she breathes, the soft sound she makes when she wipes her tears by rubbing her cheeks against her knees.
Together, we stay there in that field – me watching and her crying. We stay like that until the orange sun begins to fall behind the thick, grey clouds. I watch her walk away from me then, and before she pushes through the trees, I catch a glimpse of a school crest. I think it’s time for me to enroll here. I guess I’m staying for a while.

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Title: Torn
Series: The Outsiders Series (#1.5)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: Aug 1
Edition/Formats: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

I am done with laughing.
I am done with breathing.
Both need lungs,
Which I am not using.
So take my parts
Though they are worn.
Take what once worked.  
Leave me – torn.

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Vani Carter is just beginning eighth grade at Silver Valley Middle. She’s got her friends, Brooke and Anne Marie, guiding her through the year that is most crucial and things seem to be going all right, until all the fighting starts at home.
When Vani needs someone to talk to, she turns to Colton, the boy that’s destined to be popular. Over their lunch conversations, they become friends that care for one another unconditionally.
However, as Vani and Colton’s friendship grows stronger, Anne Marie and Brooke become more jealous, and that’s when things change. Vani’s forced to endure, not only the pain of her parent’s constant arguments, but also the pain of Anne Marie’s mean comments and threats.
When Vani is forced to choose which kind of pain is easiest to bear, will she make the right choice? Will she give in or will she fight back?



Author Info:


Hi there! I’m Jamie Loeak, YA author of the Chronicles of Light and Darkness, The Outsiders Series, the Atlantis Novella Series, and The Star Caster: a novella. Wow! That sounds like a lot for a girl that spent most of high school and college starting – and never finishing! – things. It all started with songs and poetry but the never-finishing part soon transferred to books.

It wasn’t until I started writing Body and Soul, the first book in the Chronicles of Light and Darkness, and my debut book, that I actually finished something. I blame/thank my parents for leaving me to dog sit on their vacation – they left me with a Jeep but I can’t drive stick, so I was literally stranded! However, I managed to finish a book I had been dreaming of for quite a while. So, in all reality, they are the reason that I even began writing.

Other than the story of my beginning, I’ll tell you a few things about myself. I was a special education teacher and now work in compliance (making sure that all aspects of a special education child’s education is legal). My hobbies include: writing – duh! – playing guitar, reading Jane Austen, browsing bookstores, trying to cook and bake, and photography. At night, when I’m falling asleep, I tend to come up with plans for world domination – and not my world domination, but a world where all people are good and do the right thing… I swear, it’ll all happen one day!!!

Five Fun Facts:
  1. I’m obsessed with my cat, Charlie.
  2. I’m practically paleo but not all the way! (you can see recipes on my blog cottoncreative.blogspot.com)
  3. I live in sunny Florida.
  4. I’m a neat freak and clean at least every other day.
  5. My sister is on the cover of The Star Caster and I took the photo!

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Other Works by Jamie Loeak

The Chronicles of Light and Darkness



The Outsiders Series

Broken (1)
Torn (1.5) Coming Aug 2015


The Atlantis Novella Serial


Stand Alones

The Star Caster (Novella)