Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release Blitz:
Right To Silence
(Paranormal Detectives Book Four)
Lily Luchesi

Jan 17th

The truth can be deadly.
In the first of this two-part novel, we learn the history of hunters Brighton Sands and Mark Evans in their two lifetimes, culminating in their final battle with the insane vampire they have been hunting for centuries.
In the second part, with Angelica Cross still on the run, multiple vampiric murders lead to the kidnapping of a famous vamp. Detective Danny Mancini must drag a mortal into the bowels of Hell in order to rescue her.
But why does Leander Price want her so badly, and what does she have to do with an ancient vampire prophecy?

Release Party Jan 17th 

Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things "dark". At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call "Gothic", she doesn't believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-love who will always associate vampires with love, blood, and rock and roll.
Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe's complete work. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and was first published at twenty-one.
Her debut novel, Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Series Book One), was published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19th, 2015. Book two, Miranda's Rights, was released on January 8th, 2016. Book three, Life Sentence, was released on August 2nd, 2016 by Vamptasy Publishing, and book four, Right To Silence, was also just accepted by the publisher and will be released on January 17th, 2017.
She had a short story, "Undead Ever After" in the CHBB Publishing anthology Love Sucks (released on June 13th, 2015). Her first erotic short story, "Have No Fears", was published in the Hot Ink Press anthology Naughty Bedtime Stories: In Three Words on October 10th, 2015. She will also have a short erotic horror story, "The Devil's Dozen", in the Hot Ink Press anthology Death, Love, Lust, which was released on February 4th, 2016. Her horror short "Too Young To Kill" was released in the CHBB Publishing anthology Lurking In The Shadows on June 28th, 2016.



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Monday, January 16, 2017

Book Review: CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so 
daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of 
divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for 
their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the 
kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low 
on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from 
around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the 
secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old 
rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning 
and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged 
on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge 
and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the 
Grisha world.

Cathrina's Review:
Crooked Kingdom is the sequel to Six of Crows which 
I reviewed on March 7, 2016. You can read that review here: 

I'm a fan of Six of Crows and was eager to read the sequel. 
And I must say the author Leigh Bardugo didn't disappoint me. 

While reading Crooked Kingdom, I had a chance 
to fall in love all over again with Kaz Brekker and his thugs. 

In this second installment I felt the compassion grow between them. And their solidarity to accomplish an impossible scheme, a scheme that could get them all killed.

Whereas this action-packed story with significant twists 
and turns had me on the edge of my seat, the author 
consistently brings the reader back in time with 
each character throughout the book. While the writing is excellent, 
some of the sections had begun to feel slow and drawn out. However, 
the background shaped each character and helped you to 
understand why and how they ended up with the likes of Kaz.

If you like speculative, YA novels full of suspense, action, 
and twists and turns you'll love CROOKED KINGDOM.

Friday, January 13, 2017


Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

I'm celebrating~getting my act together and working on my upcoming release, which is March 10th.

I'm trying to figure out a date for my cover reveal for INCENSE & PEPPERMINTS. (It still needs a little tweak) 

I'm planning sometime by the beginning of February. If anyone is willing to post the cover on your blogs please message me or comment below and I'll send you the info. 

My YA/Coming of Age novel

takes you back to the year 1969.

**Everyone have a great weekend**

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Prah, Constantine, and Baryeh Reviews: JINGLE BELL HARBOR by Tracy Brogan #romance

We're Baaaack!!!

After our Holiday Break our team picked a sweet novella to review: 

Tracy Brogan

As assistant buyer for the world’s second-largest Christmas store, Kelsey Parker feels like a holiday harlot. She’s contractually obligated to promote the yuletide season. All. Year. Long. And it’s taking a toll on her spirit. But when her clueless, self-absorbed boyfriend goes on their long-anticipated romantic vacation—without her!—Kelsey is beyond disappointed to find herself tromping through the Bell Harbor snow instead of lounging on a tropical beach.
Drew Hampton is considered quite a catch among the Bell Harbor bachelorettes, but when his high school dream girl, Kelsey Parker, shows up at his grandfather’s Christmas tree lot complaining about her love life, he decides it’s long past time to get her under the mistletoe himself.
As things heat up between the two, a surprise visitor arrives, making Kelsey an offer she can’t quite believe. Now she must decide what matters most, and she just may discover the key to her happiness.
Cathrina's Review:
This is the second book by Tracy Brogan that our team has reviewed, and similar to the first book, CRAZY LITTLE THINGS, the author has a witty sense of humor that I adore.
This sweet novella was exactly what I needed at this time of the year. An uplifting read for Christmas. I chuckled at many of the scenes. Especially when it came to Kelsey's old grandmother and her old friend Dody. Here's a sample when Kelsey is going on her first date with Drew: 
"Don't you have anything a little plungier?" Grandma called from the couch. "You can't very well expect to get his lord a-leaping in that dull outfit."
Dody nodded emphatically, her jingle bell earrings causing a ruckus. "Exactly. Not a creature will be stirring, especially in his pants, if you don't make some effort...."
Just writing those passages generated a snicker. Like I said before, I love Ms. Brogan's writing style and I look forward to reading more of her books. 
If you're looking for a sweet, short, easy read, I highly recommend JINGLE BELL HARBOR.

Now hop over to read Nana and Empi's reviews.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


It's the beginning of a new year, a fresh start! It's a time of reflection: 
the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Let's inspire one another. 

Hope for future endeavors. 
Hope for current endeavors. 

Start the Day and the Year with a 
Positive Attitude

**Have a Great Month**