Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dawn of the Apocalypse Blog Tour

What's better to celebrate the New Year than the end of the world? 'Tis the Season of the Apocalypse is a week long blitz and review tour with awesome prizes, interviews, guest posts, and more!
The tour will also have a two-week long giveaway, where winners can get a signed paperback copy of Dawn of the Apocalypse and $10 Amazon cash. All tour hosts will get a free ebook copy of Dawn of the Apocalypse, along with the chance to win an autographed copy of Dawn of the Apocalypse and a $5 Amazon gift card!

 SO hurry up and enter, before it's too late!

Dawn of the Apocalypse by E.S.P.
Published: August 8, 2013
Publisher: Mind Candy LLC
January 1, 2000. May 21, 2011. December 21, 2012 These are just a few of the days humans prophesied as bringing catastrophic events that would end the world. We predicted nuclear warfare. Drastic climate change. A call from God. We were wrong. Cue the gargoyle invasion—laboratory bred mutants designed to slaughter humans. When the government goes AWOL and gargoyles are swarming by the hundreds, it's up to the citizens of the United States to regroup and save themselves. Meet Cliff Matthews, a teenage boy separated from his entire family with the exception of his younger sister, whom he is desperate to keep alive. Along the quest to save their lives, he encounters people who aren't all that they seem. Everyday's a battle, but if he can't trust his own species, where does that leave his family? And we can't forget the man who may be willing to sacrifice Cliff's life, if it means world domination. In terms of doomsday, no one could've seen this coming.


Angel’s chest was rising and falling rapidly as the gargoyles circled them silently. Hunter had never wanted something more in her entire life than to live for another day. She couldn’t even entertain the idea of little Angel being gobbled up by the big bad gargoyle…
 She squeezed her eyes shut. Please, please, please, she chanted silently over and over.
She knew the type of wound a scratch had given Cliff. What type of pain would they concur on her entire body? Would they eat her right away or save her for dinner? Would they pluck out her limbs and eat them one by one?
Time stopped as the door creaked open. The gargoyles soundlessly cloaked themselves back in the shadows. The stairs groaned as someone walked down the stairs without a care in the world. Hunter could practically hear the gargoyles lick their lips.
She wanted to cry out and warn the person. But it was beyond her control. That’s what you get for walking down the stairs so loudly. That’s what you get for walking in the dark during a damn invasion, she reasoned. But her heart was saying something else.
The person reached the bottom of the stairs. The gargoyles uniformly shifted through the shadows. “Hey…” he said suspiciously.
He had realized his danger a second too late. He broke into a run, but the gargoyles would be on him in a second. And he’d be dead.
“C’mon, sweetie.” Hunter whispered to Angel, crawling out from under the stairs. Ignoring the cries of agony, pain, and sorrow, she raced up the stairs. The wood banged against her ankles, but she didn’t stop. There was the cruel sound of cracking. Hunter shielded Angel’s eyes from the scene and dared to look behind her.
The gargoyles were circled around the man. The predominantly bigger gargoyle bit his neck. A gush of blood spewed across its face. The man’s eyes still stared at her, his mouth formed in an O, as if he was trying to speak to her.
“I’m so sorry.” She choked.
She hurried up the steps, slamming her body into the door. The light washed over her body, as did her relief. But her nerves did not settle.

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About the Author:

E.S.P. Being the daughter of an accomplished author, E.S.P. grew up listening to stories and telling her own to classmates. After writing for several years and even publishing some short works, she finally decided to take the plunge to write (plus finish!)a full length novel. Thus, Dawn of the Apocalypse was born. When she's not writing, she's either reading books, blogging at, or watching eighties movies. 

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"Move over zombie apocalypses, the gargoyles are taking over. " Unabridged Bookshelf Book Blog
"Dawn Of The Apocalypse is a novel full of grit, action, blood and never forgetting the should get your hands on this one!" Emily at Fluttereal Flight Blog


Saturday, December 28, 2013

What's in the Snow?—An Interview with Jessica Sankiewicz

Jessica from Reviews Abound and Cal from Read Books and Live Green are hosting a Winter Scavenger hunt together that is amazing. Be sure to start from the beginning to get all the clues! Check out the intro post for a full explanation of the hunt here.

I have an interview with Jessica Sankiewicz, author of If Only We

Hi Jessica! Welcome to my blog, and welcome to the What’s in the Snow? Scavenger Hunt!
This event is all about Winter and everything wintry. What do you look forward to most when winter is approaching?
~~Snuggling under fluffy blankets, watching movies, and drinking hot chocolate.
What’s your favorite thing to do during the winter?
~~Ice skating.
During the winter, there are numerous holidays being celebrated around the world. How do you celebrate, and what’s your favorite tradition?
~~I don’t really do much of anything for the holidays. I just try to spend as much time with friends and family all through winter.
How do you stay warm and cozy during winter?
~~Blankets and hoodies! Hahaha! I’m wearing a hoodie right now, and if it was colder I’d probably have a blanket on too.

Seeing as you live in Ohio, I’m sure you get a decent amount of snow. If you were a kid again, what would you be doing on a day with fresh snow on the ground?
~~I’d make snowmen and snow forts and have snowball fights.
This or That!
Hot Cocoa or Hot Coffee? ~~Hot Cocoa
Fire or Electric Heater? ~~Fire
Cookies or Chocolates? ~~Cookies
Blanket or Snuggie? ~~Blanket
With snow, stay inside or go outside? ~~Stay inside
Speed Round!
Favorite book to read when stuck inside? ~~Anything nearby. I’m not huge on rereads (although I do reread from time to time) so I grab anything I haven’t read that sounds good.
What’s your favorite “wintry food?” ~~Marshmallows… when they’re in hot chocolate.
Favorite winter clothes? ~~Soft sweaters and hoodies.
What year had did you have the best winter? ~~Probably sometime when I was still in elementary school but I have no idea which year it was!
Favorite winter themed book? ~~For some reason, the first one that popped into my head was The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols.
Do you like snow? ~~I used to when I was a kid but now that I have to drive a car in it, not so much. It is pretty to watch though.
Yummiest holiday food/dessert? ~~Cookies! I love cookies with sprinkles.

-Giveaway is for people 13 years or older
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Monday, December 16, 2013

The Offering by Kimberly Derting—$50 Book Blast

The Offering by Kimberly Derting 
 True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom. But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

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  Praise for The Offering 
 "This was a truly epic ending to the series." --Crystal Perkins, Goodreads Review "The final book in Kimberly Derting’s Pledge trilogy is a thrilling conclusion. I was immediately swept up into it and powered right through. It was pretty much what I wanted with a few surprises along the way." --Krys at Bibliopunkk Reads
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  kimberly dertingAuthor Kimberly Derting Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING (coming April 2014 from HarperTeen). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.  
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