Friday, August 31, 2012

Romancing the Hop -Blog Hop & Giveaway

Who loves romance? I do! I do!

There will be over 100 blogs having a giveaway hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack
In order to win one of the above prizes, you MUST leave your name and email address in the comments below.

And now for my giveaway here at Kimber's Life- drum roll please....

I'm giving away a ebook trilogy to one lucky winner - TheTri-Realms Trilogy by an amazing Author K.C. King.

Anomaly (The Tri-Realms Saga #1)


Description from Smashwords:

22-year-old Bree Spencer hates prejudice of all kinds – especially the blatant elitism she is subjected to as a resident staffer at her aunt’s exclusive estate, Blackall Manor. So when Bree nearly winds up as road-kill on account of the wealthy Sebastian Templeton, she struggles to reconcile her inexplicable attraction to him. On the surface Sebastian epitomises all that Bree usually despises, yet her draw to him is irrefutable.

Events become decidedly more unusual upon Sebastian’s arrival as a guest at Blackall Manor. Despite her reservations, Bree finds Sebastian intriguing; but his insistence to get to know her triggers a raft of niggling suspicions – heightened by a series of strange dreams and phenomena – until eventually, she learns the truth.

Sebastian is a guardian, a powerful descendant of a sacred ethereal line; and Bree’s uncanny gift has prompted him to find her. But while an anomaly inspired their connection, an ancient prophecy and ethereal lore forbid it. And with Sebastian’s purist brother determined to honour both at any cost, an epic battle with unthinkable stakes could be Bree’s only chance at survival.

Fledgling (The Tri-Realms Saga #1) 


Description from Smashwords:

When Bree Spencer fell in love with Sebastian Templeton, her life changed forever – and now she’s beginning to realise just how much. Caught between the demands of two, often contrary, worlds and the guidance of a most reluctant mentor, life as a fledgling is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined.

And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.          

 Fledgling (The Tri-Realms Saga #1)


Description from Smashwords:

“Had I not been so entranced by her, things might have turned out differently. My senses might have triggered more appropriate feelings of trepidation, and perhaps I could have prevented the treacherous act she would commit in the name of the mantle she craved. But I did not. And it was a grievous error for a mentor to make.”

As a double ascended guardian of anomalous origins, Bree Spencer has been forced to traverse a perilous road on account of ethereal prejudice. And now, as Hannah’s mentor, she is determined to prevent her from suffering the same fate.

But when Hannah evidences powers that only the ascended should have, it triggers dire consequences that will force Bree, and the Scions who love her, to face a chilling new reality. A reality marred with loss and betrayal.

And where someone will be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.      
K.C. King is an amazing author who has a wonderful knack for words. I absolutely loved each one!

Talk about Romance!

To win the The Tri-Realm Trilogy ebooks - please enter the Rafflecopter below and don't forget to leave your name and email address in the comments below to win one of the three grand prizes!  Thank you for stopping by today.  Don't forget to continue on through the rest of the hop for some awesome prizes. You will find the links below the Rafflecopter
*PSST - if you love giveaways - click on the link top left next to my Destiny Unhinged debut novel to enter a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & swag pack on my Destiny Unhinged Promotional Book Blog Tour!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blood Doll by Georgia Cates - Cover Reveal


    Solomon Alexander has faced huge obstacles during his existence, but    they’re nothing in comparison to the one he’s about to hit head on.    As leader of The Savannah Compound, part of Sol’s new position in    the Coven of Landra is to guide the transition of fledgelings, newly    turned vampires. It’s his job to save the unsavable. Being a Landra    is what he’s done for over a century and he’s damn good at it, but    everything he knows, practices and teaches is threatened when he is    forced to drink from Avery Ferrand, a Blood Jewel.
    The Blood Jewel is enshrouded with mystery, but one fact is known.    There’s never been blood more desirable or addicting than Avery’s    and there are consequences for any vampire that drinks    it...including Solomon Alexander. Although he adamantly denies his    need to feed from her, Avery suspects he’s lying but she has secrets    of her own about the night he drank from her. She wanted him to and    now she finds herself being drawn to Solomon in a way she shouldn't.    As Avery’s desire to be closer to Solomon grows, she finds herself    considering something more dangerous than being found by the    dangerous covens hunting her...asking Solomon if she can become his    Blood Doll.

Author Bio:

    Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband,    Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent thirteen years as    a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of    becoming an author.
    Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was her    first novel and it was released in September 2011. She decided to    briefly step away from the paranormal genre to try her hand at a    young adult contemporary romance when she wrote Going Under, but    returned to the paranormal romance platform to complete the second    book in The Vampire Agápe Series, Blood Jewel.
    Her current works in progress are Shallow (A Going Under Novel)    which will release on September 27th and Blood Doll (The Vampire    Agápe Series #3), to be released in January 2013.

Georgia Cates Links:
    Georgia Cates Blog
    Georgia Cates on Facebook
    Georgia Cates on Twitter
    Shallow on Goodreads

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Feed Your Reader Giveaway Hop- Win an ebook!

Announcing the "Feed Your Reader" (Ebooks Only) Hop!

August 23rd to 29th

Co-hosted by Books: A True Story

I hope you are enjoying your trip along the hop. If you are a current follower of my blog, then you already know how much I love my Kindle and if you are not yet, then let me warn you:
I love my Kindle!
I'm giving away one ebook to five lucky winners. I will let each winner choose which book they would like to receive from the five books below. I'm in love with each one.  I will send you a Smashwords link/code to download your own ereader format.

Going Under by Georgia Cates

The description - provided on Smashwords is as follows:

Claire is the perfect girlfriend and has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone. She fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than revenge.


The Fairy Tale Trap by Emily Casey

The description provided on Smashwords is as follows:

Ivy has always been afraid of mirrors, but she never knew why. Then one of them sucks her into the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
So what if she’s been pulled from her home and talks to pixies now? That’s no big deal for a military brat. Ivy’s used to adapting. All she wants is to find her way home.
But when she tries to escape, Ivy breaks the wrong spell. Now Beast is not so gentle-on-the-inside, Beauty is falling for the wrong prince, and Ivy is no closer to figuring out how to get through the enchanted forest that traps her.

With magic mirrors, dancing fairies, a sadistic pixie, and other random fairy tale twists, Ivy doesn’t know what’s safe or who to trust. Can she escape the fairy tale trap?     

 Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman


The description provided on Smashwords is as follows:

Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious "cousin" shows up out of the blue, Audrey must get her own magical powers up to speed or risk losing the people she loves most.

Savor (The Warm Delicacy Series #1)  by Megan Duncan

The description provided on Smashwords is as follows:

When Claire Miller turned eighteen all she wanted to do was celebrate her birthday, but after a night on the town with her best friend she awakes to a visitor she never expected. The rulers of her region, a vampire royal family, have chosen her to be turned as their new heir and vampire princess. In a world fueled by the power of blood, Claire quickly discovers the vampire royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed.               


Destiny Unhinged by Kimber Shook
(Yup, this is my debut novel!)

The description provided on Smashwords is as follows:

VANESSA anxiously waits for her birthday, a boyfriend and some much needed excitement in her dull and boring life.

She soon finds herself torn between two guys. Well, I guess that is what she would call them, even though one is a dead Alien King.

MAX, a dead alien who is trapped in limbo between two worlds and longs for Vanessa, his destiny, to help him home and become his Queen. He offers her his world, his heart and his future.

TOBY, a good looking guy who shows an interest and a desire to be with Vanessa, has confessed that he too has a destiny that he's meant to be with another. However, it’s a destiny he doesn’t want.

The connection that Vanessa has with Max is strong but the desire she has for Toby may be even stronger.

Will she accept what Destiny has in store for her or find a way to escape to find one all on her own?              


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dragon's Teeth by Suzanne Van Rooyen Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Dragon's Teeth-Enchanting Book Tour.  This is my first time hosting for Enchanting Book Tours and I hope I don't let anyone down today.  My part in this tour is a Review of Dragon's Teeth and a giveaway.

Here is the Book Description from Goodreads: 

You can never outrun your past...After years of war ravage the globe and decimate humanity, civilization is revitalized in the city of New Arcadia, a cybernetic playground where longevity treatments promise near immortality.Detective Cyrus, fond of fedoras and narcotics, is hired by Benji MacDowell, heir-apparent to an eugenics empire, to find MacDowell's long-lost biological father. Employing his network of shady contacts within the underbelly of the city, Cyrus uncovers a murderous web of corporate corruption and political conspiracy with ties to the old Order, a tyrannical organization whose sole intent was perfecting the next generation of genetically engineered soldiers.Now Cyrus knows too much and finds himself caught in the cross-hairs of super-soldier assassins while the dark secrets of his past snap at his heels, forcing him to confront the truth he's been running from... and discover his own terrifying purpose.


About the Author (Suzanne van Rooyen):

Suzanne grew up in the urban sprawl of Johannesburg, South Africa where she studied music and penned a few angsty poems. After a brief stint in Australia, Suzanne settled in Finland where she completed a Master's degree in music and started writing in earnest.

Suzanne now works as a freelance writer, author and part-time dance teacher. Her short stories have appeared in Golden Visions Magazine, Cast of Wonders, and Earthbound Fiction among others. When not writing she strums away at her guitar and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. You can find her online in the following places:


My Review:

This book is set up in three parts with several POV's.  The beginning was a slow start.  I wasn't really connecting with the beginning characters. When I hit the back story, I was absolutely hooked. I found myself so engrossed that I had trouble putting my kindle down for the night. My heart literally was pumping so hard that I really couldn't wait until the next morning to start up again.

Cyrus is a detective that was hired by Benji wanting to know more about his parents. He was adopted and knew there was something different about him. Cyrus also decided it was best to follow Benji to find out more than what he divulged at the their meeting. Smart move on his part.

In the back story, we learn there were soldiers bred to have the perfect body able to accept and carry out orders without hesitation.  Two in particular, Kia and Nur, they were twins.  They were allowed to both live ,even though twins were very rare in soldiers.  These two proved to have a special bond and connection.

Nur, a female soldier, began developing and thinking on her own and acted out against the Order by disobeying a direct order as well as beating the crap out of her brother to prevent him from killing innocent women and children.

Nur was killed by the hands of her brother, Kia, a male soldier, At least this is the story the Enforcers pounded and tortured into his subconscious by very excessive and painful means of persuasion. Yes, I cringed.

Eventually the story reverts back to the present and agian, the Author still held my interest and then some. I never seen it coming.  My heart was in overload.

I am not one for giving spoilers out.  I do not like reading them in a review so I refuse to write too much that will totally give away the really awesome plot that is laid out in this story. I will admit that the ending had me trying to see if I had pages missing from my Kindle.  The ending is definitely not what I expected at all and I loved it.  However, there were several unanswered questions that left me without closure and I need closure... I beg for more Dragon's Teeth, please.......

This was a great Sci-fi/Dystopian read.

My rating is as follows:

Make sure you follow Suzanne Van Rooyen thorough the remaining of her tour. The schedule is as follows, so if you miss anything be sure to click on the links below to catch up: - August 14 - Blurb - August 17 - Review - August 18 - Review - August 19 - Interview

I'd love to give a free ebook to one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment below along with your email and version of the ebook that you would prefer. (.mobi, epub or pdf) A winner will be picked on August 20th. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop

Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & The Elliott Review
August 17th to 22nd
I don't know about you but I'm really sad to see the fleeting summer go by so quickly. Although, I spend my Monday thru Friday in a metal building, surrounded by cubicle walls and no windows, I still hate to see summer fade into Fall so quickly.

I've spent my spare time reading on raining days, writing in early mornings and late evenings, Kayaking on gorgeous, not so humid days, bicylcing when time allowed and lazing it up outside on my deck on the really hot and Ohmygod, it's so humid, kind of days.

For this hop, I'm giving away a grand prize that will consist of a $10 Amazon Gift Card along with a Destiny Unhinged Swag pack that will include a code from Smashwords for the free ebook of Destiny Unhinged. You will find the entry below. Also, please follow the links below the Rafflecopter to keep on  hopping.

Here is the description for Destiny Unhinged:  VANESSA anxiously waits for her birthday, a boyfriend and some much needed excitement in her dull and boring life.

She soon finds herself torn between two guys. Well, I guess that is what she would call them, even though one is a dead Alien King.

MAX, a dead alien who is trapped in limbo between two worlds and longs for Vanessa, his destiny, to help him home and become his Queen. He offers her his world, his heart and his future.

TOBY, a good looking guy who shows an interest and a desire to be with Vanessa, has confessed that he too has a destiny that he's meant to be with another. However, it’s a destiny he doesn’t want.

The connection that Vanessa has with Max is strong but the desire she has for Toby may be even stronger.

Shall she accept what Destiny has in store for her or find a way to escape to find one all on her own?              

I hope you enjoy your remaining summer sun and warmth and be prepared for the beautiful Fall colors that nature has to offer us soon.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman

A short while ago, I had entered a giveaway and I had the opportunity to add Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft to my Goodreads "to read" list. I am so glad I did.

I was contacted by Jody Gehrman who noticed I had added it to my list. She offered me a code to get this book for free from Smashwords. I jumped on it. You know how I like "FREE".

The book was fantastic!

A short synopsis:

Falling in Love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her twenty-one-year-old witchy cousin shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.
I read Jody's Bio and was so impressed. She is a very talented author.

Here is her bio clip:

Jody Gehrman is the author of seven novels and numerous plays. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft is her most recent Young Adult novel. Her other Young Adult novels include Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love, (Penguin's Dial Books). Babe in Boyland has recently been optioned by the Disney Channel. Her adult novels areNotes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin (Red Dress Ink). Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English at Mendocino College.

My Review: 

This was an amazing read.  It has great characters that you can’t help but get involved with.
Audrey is a girl with a bad feeling all day - it’s her mom.  She finds out after coming home from school that her mom has gone missing, and a cousin from nowhere shows up to watch over her and her sister Meg.

Meg is Audrey’s cool little sister who sings for a garage band called Cherry. Her sister has all the talent.

Julian is an amazing good looking guy that Audrey would love to be considered girlfriend material by his eyes.  Too bad he is interested in becoming Cherry’s Band Manager which will only lead Julian the opportunity to go out with Meg instead of Audrey.
Audrey soon discovers that maybe she has a talent herself. She has magic in her blood and she learns to do some really cool stuff.  Her cousin isn’t really a blood relative but she does help Audrey discover some more of her hidden talents.

Her mom, well, her mom is still M.I.A for most of the story until the end. Her mom is part of a Clan of witches that need her talents to bring order back to the Clan by “dealing” with a member no longer playing by their “rules”.
I hate giving spoilers away, so trust me when I say you really need to read this. I can’t wait for the next installment.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Destiny Unhinged free - limited time

I have Destiny Unhinged free on Smashwords today. It will only be free for a limited time.

Why not grab it now? I would love to see more reviews posted on Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads and Barnes and Noble.

FYI- I received another five star review on Barnes and Noble. Whoohoo.

Here's the link to Smashwords:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Adventure in Blog Hopping & Updates

I recently signed up for a few blog hops. I wasn't quite sure of the ropes when I signed up a few weeks back. This past week, I had participated in two. It was incredible.

One being Lazy Days of Summer, the other a Hero's Hop. I couldn't have wished for anything more exciting to be involved in.

The page views, the blog followers, and the twitter followers are just amazing. I even have a few that added my debut novel, Destiny Unhinged, to Goodreads. FANTASTIC! I think I have found another obsession. Not only do I like signing up and trying to win such awesome prizes from these Blog Hops but being a part of it as a participating blog is incredible.

In the blogs that I have hopped along to in the past, I have won an ebook and two paperback books with swag. It is so exciting to win something. Mind you, I still aim to win a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet, but I am quite pleased with my books.

Speaking of winning,  I do have a promotional blog tour coming up, starting August 27th. I will be giving away my own swag and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Please stay tune for details. I am really excited.

Now for my debut updates:

I've contacted a few blogs to help promote by book, some have accepted, some are too busy and some I have received a response. I'm so pleased with all that can help.

I'm up to three reviews.  Two are on Smashwords - 5 stars- Whoohoo.  I have two on Goodreads - a 5 star & a 4 star - Whoohoo again. I have a 4 star on Amazon - Whoohoo.

I know it may not be much, but I'm still a Guppy in an ocean of Indie-Authors. I'm working on it. For the month of July, I have had 61 downloads (75 total since I published) from Smashwords and 1 from Amazon.  (I know I'm no Quinn Loftis, Megg Jensen or Megan Duncan - yet. lol)

It almost feels like a second job trying to get my name out there and promote myself, but I'm totally into it since it's a way for me to keep on doing what I love most - write.

I know I still have things to learn along the way in this wide universe of writing, but trust me, I'm taking notes and learning as I go.


I want to thank all of my new blog followers.  I have a few more blog hops I have joined so I hope you will visit again soon for some more cool prizes.