Archive | March 2013

Weekly Author Spotlight: Tiffany Carmouche

 

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As a new feature here on Momof2BookReviews, I will be having an author spotlight each week. This will be a fun way to get to know your favorite authors, as well as find new authors! I hope you all enjoy!

 

This week I am featuring the fabulous Tiffany Carmouche, author of The Alaska Trilogy and all around awesome lady! The first time I heard about Tiffany Carmouche was when I signed up to be a part of a blog tour for Obsession and Sacrifice, book 2 in the Alaska Trilogy. As a bonus, I was also able to read book 1, The Imposter. Holy smokes these books were amazing! Talk about a roller coaster ride that will keep you up all night! If you haven’t read these books, you need to. Check out the links at the end of the post! Make sure you also check out some important info at the end of the interview. Tiffany is working on a really neat project that you or someone you know may be able to contribute to!

Thanks for being a special guest on my blog today, Tiffany! There are a few questions that I have been wanting to ask you.

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be an author?

I remember my mom turning the playground into a living storybook. We had to conquer the wicked witch in the tower (the top of the slide) and the ground became an ocean full of sharks… I began making up stories when I was in elementary school. Did I ever think that is what I would do when I grew up… no, but I knew I loved to write. I would escape with a notebook by my bedside…
I love the story about your mom. What an amazing memory to hold on to.
What did your parents think of the idea?
My dad would have loved to find out I was writing! He was a children’s book author and published 14 books. I remember touring with him as a kid. I guess in heaven he is smiling.
I’m sorry to hear that your father isn’t around to experience this journey with you. I think you are correct though, I am sure he is very proud of you!
What’s your perfect writing environment?
Quiet, when no one is home! …lots of coffee and a snuggley blanket ( and in my PJ’s…shh don’t tell! ) ( I write at night a lot) I love laying on my bed with my laptop. ( I sometimes sleep with it under my pillow… yes, for real… I know that sounds crazy, but you would be surprised what you can come up with at 3am. ) (The only problem is when you fall asleep and press delete! Yes, I have done that. Not one of my happier moments! ) My dining room table works and really anywhere I can find a napkin and anything I can write with… When the muse strikes, I am not picky!
A quiet home? What is that? LOL I don’t think sleeping with your laptop under your pillow is crazy. Most nights my kindle can be found under my pillow!
Is there any one thing you just have to have?
I write better with quiet, but that is not always possible.
I totally hear ya on that one!
How do you celebrate after finishing a novel?
Booty pooping 🙂 lol!
Ha!! I love this. I would imagine that I would be dancing all over the house!
I party online at my release day party with my wonderful fans 🙂 When the paperback comes out I plan on having the release party at a duel piano bar and going out to salsa and bachata afterwards.
Those release days are a blast! Make sure I am on the guest list when book 3 comes out 😉
In The Alaska Trilogy, are any of your characters based on true life people?
Nicole is stubborn, sassy and naive like me. In the first book her life is based on my experiences in Alaska. Emily is based on my best friend Julie, who was crazy enough to go to Alaska with me. (We had no idea what to expect) Jessica is based on my wonderful daughter. Bradley is a combination of a few wonderful guys I kick myself now for not going out with. And Dylan is a combination of a couple guys I knew.
So there are real life Bradley’s and Dylan’s? I’m sure a lot of ladies are going to be excited with this news! 😉
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What are your plans for after The Alaska Trilogy?
The trilogy actually became a series. It isn’t my fault! I blame it on my muse! I am writing the 3rd an 4th book simultaneously. I like cliff hanger endings and that way readers will get the next book sooner. There may be more in the series but there will be at least 4 books in my trilogy lol. I don’t want to say Saga because I have a feisty muse! Who knows what she has in store for us 🙂 So, it is now officially The Alaskan Series, but that sounds boring… any ideas on a catchy title for the series… ? I am accepting ideas 🙂
How exciting! I’m not gonna lie, I was a little sad thinking of the trilogy ending after only one more book. I don’t have any ideas off the top of my head, but maybe you could put together some kind of contest and have one of your readers come up with a name? Just a thought 🙂
I am also working on Out of the Shadows. You may be able to help! It is a book of hope from survivors of abuse. I want people who are suffering to know that there is a light after the darkness.
You can find out more about Out of the Shadows at the end of the interview!
I know you are very into traveling, what’s your favorite place that you have been and why?
Alaska was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The men are sweet like southern gentleman and yet rugged and adventurous.
I loved Assisi Italy. The cobblestone archways and roads brought me back in time.
I loved jet skiing with Dolphins in Hawaii… And the bio bays of Puerto Rico made me feel like Tinkerbell! It is so hard to choose! Every place I have gone has become a treasure! I began my couch surfing tour in New York last weekend… I am hoping I can make it around the world! If you have a couch or a blog that you would like to have me visit…let me know!
I’m not sure that I would be able to choose a favorite from that list either! If you ever travel through Albuquerque, NM I do have a pretty fabulous couch.
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How beautiful is Alaska? ❤
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Deadly Mandrake by Larry Callen 🙂 A New Orleans mystery.
I’ll definitely have to check this one out, I am intrigued by the title!
What has been the hardest thing about becoming an author?
Copy editing is hell! You pay editors but when you have over 350 pages, there is bound to be a mistake overlooked…Auto correct is my biggest nightmare. But, I think the hardest thing is marketing. Cyber marketing is so new to me and I do not have a marketing budget so my books are sold by word of mouth. I so depend on my fans! They are amazing! Fans and bloggers like you. You have no idea how much it helps when you share my links, say you like the books on facebook, tweet about them or share pictures etc about them on any social media.
I had a fan tell her kid’s bus driver and another tell her co workers and relatives she loved my books.They are all new fans! It has been wonderful getting emails and PM’s from them! I know I can’t do this without my fans or the amazing bloggers out there. You are the BEST!
Aww shucks! I really enjoy helping out and there are a lot of great bloggers that feel the same, I’m sure. Technology has definitely changed the way that books are sold!
What is your advice to someone that wants to write?
Just do it! There is different advise for what you choose to write, but JUST DO IT works for all of them. If you are writing a novel, finish it, then perfect it. Your rough draft will stink and that is normal. It is just the skeleton. Then you go back and add the flesh with more details etc. Sometimes your muse will write the perfect scene the first try and that is wonderful. But sometimes you will change it over and over again. Enjoy the process.
I love the skeleton and flesh comparison. Someday I may be brave enough to write, time will tell.
What is something an aspiring author should NOT do?
Compare yourself to other authors! There are authors that write a book in a few months, others take ten years. Some make six figure incomes, others not a dime. Enjoy your success, whatever it is!
Great advice! I think it is important to point out that many authors do not make a lot of money, they simply do it for the love of writing. This is why it is so important to purchase your books from legitimate sites! Avoid piracy like the plague!
Do you have any pets?
I would have a zoo if I could! I have had raccoons because a dog killed the mother raccoon. The german sheppard nursed the baby raccoons and soon we took over and bottle fed them. They were the cutest things ever! And they grew really fast! We had someone reintroduce them to the wild because they were illegal to own in MD. I have had iguannas, cats, dogs,hamsters, rabbits a ferret…frogs…a turtle… I am sure there are other animals I have forgotten. Right now, I have a sweet long haired named Princess Lady Valentine. My daughter named her when she was 4.
Random fact about me… I am TERRIFIED of raccoons! Ooooh Princess Lady Valentine, very proper!
Favorite kind of food?
I love shell fish… shrimp, crabs, lobster…
I am not a big fan of shell fish. Or any fish for that matter! LOL I prefer Mexican food.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee with extra cream and sugar.
I am an absolute coffee-holic! Little cream and sugar and I am set!
Salty or sweet?
Chocolate sweet 🙂
I’m a salty kind of girl!
***I have seen you post about a new project for survivors of domestic violence. Tell me about it. Are you still accepting submissions? How can readers submit their stories?***
I DO NEED HELP!
Survivors are needed for my new project, Out of the Shadows! I need submissions from people who have been through a physically, or mentally abusive relationship and survived.
Do you know someone who has?
If so please contact me at : tiffanycarmouche at ymail dot com

Submissions can be: (Extended through April)
*Poetry
*A chapter ~Your story (A paragraph -5 pages)
*Quotes from you on hope or overcoming obstacles
*Pictures, photography or drawings (black and white)
*Submissions can be from an adult or child’s point of view
*If you would prefer interview questions, I can send them instead/as well.

As many of you know, I, like Nicole in The Alaska Trilogy, escaped an abusive relationship to begin again.
The book will be compiled of our stories. I feel if we can give even one person the courage to leave and break free of the cycle of abuse, we will have succeeded.
If you or anyone you know would like to be a part of this project, please do contact me at tiffanycarmouche@ymail.com
I will be accepting submissions through April.
Out of the Shadows will be used to give hope to people who are afraid to leave or have begun their journey out of the shadows and into the light. All the money will go to help provide service to victims of abuse.
What a great cause! This book has the potential to help so many women! This will show them that they are not alone, there is a way out. What I would also like to mention is that you can also remain totally anonymous if you have a story to submit!
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Now that we have gotten to know Tiffany Carmouche a little better, here are the links where you can find her and her books!
Facebook Follow Tiffany on FB to keep up to date on all things Alaska! She is trying to reach 900 likes right now, let’s help her out!
Thank you so much for stopping by and getting to know Tiffany!! I look forward to meeting a new author next week!
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This entry was posted on March 29, 2013. 1 Comment

Review of A Minor Magic by Justin Macumber

Title: A MINOR MAGIC

Author: Justin Macumber

Genre: Young Adult

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis –

Over the course of a single night, mystical fires tore through the sky and reduced most of Earth to ash. Ten years later magical fire burns again, but this time it’s in the hands of a young girl named Skylar. Exiled from her adoptive home, Skylar must now struggle through ruined lands and religious zealots who believe she’s an agent of the Devil. An even greater threat exists in the form of shadowy sorcerers from another world who covet her blood. Along her journey, she meets a motley band of outcasts who not only know the secret of what happened to Earth, but also of Skylar’s true origin. Will Skylar be able to accept this fantastical truth? But more importantly, can her powers and raging heart be tamed in time to stop those who once burned the world and now seek total domination?

My Review:

4 out of 5 pretty blue fireballs

First off I want to start out by saying the cover is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the way Skylar looks, she comes across as almost smokey.  The color of her hair makes her stand out, as well as that beautiful blue fire.

Before beginning A Minor Magic by Justin Macumber, I was stuck in a total and utter book funk.  It seemed as though I would never be able to get back into a book.  This one was truly magical, it snapped me right out of the funk and threw me into an awesome story.

As the story starts, we are introduced to Skylar, a teenage girl with a less than perfect life.  Her parents died years ago and she is living with an adoptive couple.  Things are going alright, until one day she accidentally roasts the family dog, Buster.  Yes you read that right.  The dog jumped at her, and as she raised her hands to block the attack, a crazy blue flame flew from her palms and turned Buster into a pile of ashes.  From there, Henry, her adopted father decides that she is evil and must leave at once.  Henry’s wife, Abigail was sweet enough to pack Skylar’s belongings along with some food, but she agreed that Skylar had to leave.

As Skylar takes off on her own, having no idea where to go, she is forced to journey through a scary world filled with men who want to take advantage of her as well as overly religious people. This doesn’t bode well for the whole child of the devil belief.

Pretty early on, she meets a preacher’s son named Nathan who is disillusioned with the church.  She decides to stick with him.  Nathan’s isn’t the first of her allies she will meet, though.  As she journey’s forward, the will learn more than she has ever known of The Burning, and where her whole curse/gift will fit in.  Will Skylar be able to cope with her new role in this scary role?  Who can she truly turn to and trust?

I really enjoyed this book.  It put a great twist on magic and a post-apocolyptic story.  Macumber has definitely gained a fan in me and I will be following along with the series.  I am actually really excited to see where the story will go next!

If you are a fan of the paranormal, young adult and dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels than I would definitely recommend this one!!

 

Book excerpt – 

Skylar’s eyes filled with a flickering blue light as ghostly flames jetted from her palms, and her screams were lost over the roaring of the blaze. Instinctively, she shook her hands, slapped them against her legs, and then clapped them together to try and extinguish the fire. As her hands touched, the flames vanished. To her astonishment her skin wasn’t burned. It wasn’t even warm. Sadly, the same couldn’t be said for Buster. The dog was a smoking ruin at her feet, one more pile of burnt remains in a world already covered in ash. Her heart broke as she stared down at him. Oh god, she thought. What’s happened? What have I done?

“Oh my Lord, girl,” a man said behind her. “What did you do?”

Skylar whirled around, her eyes widening in guilt even though she didn’t understand what had happened, or how. “Henry, he jumped at me! I don’t know why he did it, and I tried to stop him, but…” She fell silent, her thoughts too scrambled to know what more to say. Buster was a dog she’d loved and cared for ever since coming to live on the farm years ago, and without warning, he had attacked her. When she’d held her hands up to ward him off, blue fire had erupted from them and consumed him as though it was a living, ravenous thing. Nothing like that had ever happened to her before, and she couldn’t rightly explain what she didn’t understand.

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Author Bio:

Justin R. Macumber is the author of HAYWIRE and A MINOR MAGIC. When not hard at work on his next story he hosts the popular Dead Robots’ Society podcast, which is a podcast made by writers for writers. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with a rampaging pack of dogs and cats that they think of as their  children. He is also a co-host on The Hollywood Outsider, a weekly podcast about movies and television. Currently he is working on two novels – the horror story STILL WATER, and the sequel to A MINOR MAGIC entitled A BROKEN MAGIC.

 

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Blackwater by Tara Brown giveaway!

Hey! Thanks to everyone who participated! This was a super simple way to help out one of my favorite authors!

Without further ado, the winners of te giveaway are:

Claire Taylor
M.L. Stephens
Sarah Vesper
Kandi Stegner

Please PM me your emails on the FB page! And please remember to leave a review after you read Blackwater!!

Unfortunately not enough people participated for the bonus prize but do t worry, there’s more to come in the future!

Happy reading!

Review of Fern (The Blood Vine Series #2) by Amy Richie

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Blurb:

“It’s strange how fast life changes. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a council man hands you six werewolves to take care of.”
Willow and her pack had barely settled into their new town when the council showed up again. Only this time its to ask for their help—to save Gage. How can Willow refuse?
Suddenly, Willow is thrust into a world of childhood nightmares. The Ancient City. But it isn’t at all what she thought it would be. In fact, Willow soon realizes that not many things are what she thought they would be and she has to figure out for herself which things are worth fighting for.
My Review:
One of the first reviews I ever wrote was for Willow, the first book in the Blood Vine Series.  You can check that out here.
As you can see, I absolutely loved the first book, so clearly I was super stoked to begin reading Fern.  I was absolutely not disappointed! Fern picks up right where Willow left off.  The pack (minus Gage) has just settled into their new town.  Life is as normal as it can be for a werewolf.  That is until two councilmen show up… to ask for help.  They are requesting that Willow and her pack help save Gage.  Of course Willow can’t say no, she has some pretty strong feelings for Gage.  Willow will finally get to see The Ancient City which she has heard so much about, but at what cost?  Will Willow be able to step up and be the leader that her pack needs?  Who is the true enemy in this war?
OMG I loved this book!  From the moment I began reading, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put it down.  I immediately began looking for ways to avoid the outside world so I could stay home and read!
I loved catching up with all of the characters.  Willow is still amazing and snarky and funny, Carlie is still a pain, but impossible to dislike.  Jed is great, and you can’t not love Gage!  There are even some new characters you get to know, and you can tell that each and every one was thoroughly thought out!
Fern was fast paced and easy to get into.  You will have many questions answered, but it will leave you asking even more!  I seriously cannot get enough of this series!!
Amy Richie
About the Author:
I wear many hats. Author, mother, cook, housekeeper, laundry do-er, sister, daughter. I enjoy writing, it allows me to escape the realities of life: bills, day job, baths, supper, dieting, cleaning the litter box.
My writing is usually romantic in nature with a bit of humor and a bit of surprise. My books range from Vampires who fall in and out of love so many times I had to make it a series to christian stories of finding out what is important in life.
I have always loved writing. During my high school days I wrote one book. It was a vampire love story. It took me so long to write it that I began to think of the characters as real people. I still do that today.
On a personal note: I have three wonderful children – Gavin, Arabelle, and Elijah, two not so wonderful cats, and two rats. We all live in a small town in northern Ohio. There is more corn here than vampires or werewolves, at least that I know of.
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Review of Textual Encounters by Morgan Parker

Title: Textual Encounters

Author: Morgan Parker

Genre: Romance

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis:
Katie discovers an unlocked iPhone in the back seat of a taxi. But instead of turning it in to the driver as lost, she decides to keep it for herself. Outside of the usual clutter you would expect to find on a smartphone, what captures Katie’s interest is the single conversation she finds on the phone’s secure text messaging service, a three-month dialogue between a woman with an uncertain past named Christine and a single, eligible man named Jake. What starts out as a message intended for someone else ends up being the beginning of a relationship more powerful than anything Christine or Jake have ever experienced.

My Review:

4 out of 5 stars

This book was written differently than any book I have ever read.  It was unique in the sense that aside from a couple of paragraphs, the entire story is told through text messages.  There is no description of scenery, only the text dialogue of the 2 main characters.  You know how it is when you read text messages, it is so hard to tell what emotion the writer is trying to convey.  This book had parts that really made you think about what was going on.

I enjoyed Kate’s character, even though it was a really small part.  I think she was represented as a typical young adult.  Curious, nosy, and… entitled.  I can’t say that many would act differently in her situation though.  Jake was fabulous.  He seems to be an amazing guy and a great catch.  I think just about any girl would be happy if he accidently text them.  I liked Christine for the most part as well, but there were definitely times that I wanted to reach into the story and strangle her.  But I couldn’t (duh) and the end of the book left me with a great big WTH???  I want more.  No I need to know more, like yesterday.  I suppose I have to wait for the next one to come out though… *tapping my foot impatiently*

I enjoyed this book, and I think you probably will as well, so go grab your copy.  It’s a great deal, only $1.99.  You get an entertaining storyline, some LOL moments and some hot sex.  Well worth it.

What’s cool too is there are some awesome special features you find out about at the end of the book.  No, I am not going to tell you what they are, you will have to go buy the book to find out.

 

 

Author Bio:

Morgan Parker is the pen name of someone who thinks he is more important than he really is. At 38 years old, Morgan has two young children and is married to a woman who puts up with his self-diagnosed hypochondria and literary obsessions.

 

Excerpt

For a brief moment in time while sitting in the cab, the stars align. I realize just how rare these moments are and decide to take advantage of it. I make a quick, mental shopping list of all of those other big things my parents never gave me – the Spring Break trip to Miami Beach for my senior year in high school, the congratulatory BMW for getting accepted to Columbia, the hot boyfriend who was supposed to propose after fourth year and help me avoid the hectic life that typically follows med school. Okay, maybe I couldn’t blame my parents for not getting me that last item, but if the Universe could deliver an iPhone, it sure as hell can find me a husband.

 

With my wish list ready and the iPhone in my lap, I close my eyes and channel all my energy, every last ounce of it, at the Universe. And that’s when it happens. The phone actually starts vibrating. My eyes shoot open and I look down in shock.    

 

 

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Author Links

http://www.textualencounters.com

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Review and Giveaway of Shattered Grace by K Anne Raines

Title: Shattered Grace

Author: K Anne Raines

Genre: Young Adult

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life irrevocably shatters the day her grandfather dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision, trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants and what all of that means for her, those she loves and the rest of mankind.

My Review:

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this story!  K Anne Raines did a fabulous job of telling a YA novel with so many unique qualities, a feat that is growing increasingly difficult these days.

In the story we meet 17 year old Grace.  A Senior in high school that has an estranged family.  The only member of her family that has ever been there for her and supported her was her grandpa, Christophe, and he just passed away.  As she prepares herself to deal with the reading of the will and settling everything she needs to with the death of her grandpa, she thinks the biggest problem is going to be her greedy family.  Grace could not be more wrong.  She is going to face things that she never seemed possible.  She tries to go on living her life as normal as possible by going to school, shows and parties, but it is more difficult than she ever imagined.

How will Grace properly grieve for her grandpa with all of this going on?  How is it possible that this other world existed without her knowledge, right under her nose?  Can she attain a sense of normalcy?  Maybe even have a normal high school romance?

If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing, has plenty of action, a few hot guys and is guaranteed to be like nothing you have read before, than this one is for you.  Once I started reading I just could.not.stop!!

I love Grace!  She is strong, funny and at times snarky!  I want to have a friend like Quentin.  And Darius? Hello!  H-O-T!!  I cannot wait to see where this story leads next.  Judging by the way the book ended there has got to be more coming in the future!  (Thank goodness!)  Ok now what are you waiting for?  Go get your copy!  You can find the links below.

Buy Link:

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Author Bio:

K Anne Raines is the author of Shattered Grace, book one in the Fallen from Grace Series. She is a WashingtonStateUniversity graduate and the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town. K Anne’s impassioned but regular commitment to chocolate covered raisins inspires creativity at home…where ever the raisins are, there she is with her laptop. A lover of great sushi and other fine food, K Anne prefers coffee in the morning, the right wine in the evening, and her fireplace at all times. A Northwest native, K Anne Raines is the mother of three, cat lover, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger.

Links:

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Excerpt:

“It wasn’t your fault,” Quentin said softly as he came up behind her, touching her briefly on the shoulder before lowering himself to sit on the edge of the coffee table. He leaned toward her, resting his elbows on his knees as he stared into her eyes, his expression conveying his compassion.

Grace raised her tear-filled eyes. “It wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t in the car with them.” Tears spilled over her lower lids, blurring her view of Emily’s picture glowing from the cell phone she still gripped.

“Look at me.” Quentin lifted her face with a gentle finger. “It was my fault. It’s my job to keep you safe and I failed.”

She heard every word Quentin spoke, but couldn’t cling to them like he intended. Every one of her friends could have died—because of her, not him. Visions of caskets and grieving families had her pulse quickening. Worry festered in the center of her chest—circling and tearing at her until what rose forth was anger. With every beat of her heart, the anger pulsed stronger. No. In her head, she said it again. No. The word ricocheted like a war cry through her cerebral cortex until it owned her, heart and soul. Energy channeled through every inch of her body. A shiver chased behind it. Those she cared for and loved would not pay for what she was.

In that instant, Grace felt the power of her choice thunder through her like an electrical current. Just like Seth in the movie, she chose to be what she was meant to be, and not to shed what she originally thought was a burden. Newly determined, she leveled her gaze with Quentin’s.

“What do I need to do to make sure they never hurt anyone I love again?”

Quentin gazed back at her, his features rearranging themselves into an expression flat and cold—deadly. “You train and you fight back. You let me do my job. And we don’t let them win. Ever.

Resolve steeled her voice. “We won’t.”

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This entry was posted on March 15, 2013. 1 Comment

Cover Reveal of Born to Fight by Tara Brown

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OMG! I am so excited for this book! The cover is gorgeous!

Blurb:

Twenty years ago scientists made some remarkable discoveries with genetics and the ability to perfect the babies we gave birth to.

Ten years ago the governments of the world made a hard choice, earth or people. Nine weeks ago the choices they made came full circle.

Fourteen days ago the truth of their mutations leaked out into the borderlands and other areas.

Yesterday the worst thing they ever made learned about what she was.

Today she’s coming for them and she knows about the strengths they gave her.

Tomorrow she plans on destroying everything.

She plans on starting with her her own creator. Her own father.

Add it to your TBR today!

GR Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17605370-born-to-fight

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