Friday, May 30, 2014


Title: The Astral Ordinance, Book 1
Author: Meltem Y.K
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: December 22, 2012

Jayna is about to graduate from high school and embark on an exciting journey in higher education – or so she thinks. In the wee hours of one fateful night she finds herself in the middle of a battle with demons. She assumes it’s a nightmare; a young warrior, Ethan Wells, convinces her otherwise. Jayna discovers that she is an evolved human who can travel between dimensions and is also capable of extinguishing demons. She is a prime candidate for the Astral army. An innocent first-love blossoms between Jayna and Ethan. They become partners in the Astral army against demons and other forms of evil. Ethan is in charge of her training; they spend the next few years as carefree college students by day, demon fighters by night. However, there is a small glitch in their happiness: They are forbidden by the Astral Masters to see each other on Earth. As much as they love one another, they cannot be together in their physical forms. However, the Astral Plane is about to have a first.

Excerpt One

“You think this is a dream?” He laughed, a soft chuckle escaping his parched lips.

“Yep.” Her copper head bobbed up and down. “It sure is. Look I am even wearing my pajamas.”

The girl smiled and every sane thought fled Ethan’s head once again. He was falling under the spell of the most beautiful girl he had seen in his life. He better find something intelligent to say to her; put his poker face on; stop gawking at her.

“No, guess again,” he said, “and stop pinching yourself. You won’t wake up, because this is not a dream.”

“Then, what is this place? Where am I?”

Excerpt Two

Why don’t I meet a guy like this in real life?

Duhhh, because he isn’t real, she reminded herself. He is a figment of my imagination, so I made him as hot as I could imagine. Uhh, I sure wish he was real.

She had lagged just a bit behind Ethan where she had a close-up view of his sexy back, his wide shoulders and ripped muscles. Her heart gave a little lurch. She wondered what it would be like to be wrapped in those arms.

Ethan turned around and winked at her. Jayna went beet red.

I am sure I didn’t say those things out loud, she thought. There is no way he heard my thoughts… but why did he wink at me?

Excerpt Three

I am here to welcome you, Jayna. Be patient. Your questions will be answered in due time. You will be given protection and all the help you need.

The Astral visitor shimmered and disappeared.

Jayna’s hand shot to the chain around her neck; another Astral artifact as proof that she was not imagining things, she was sure of that. Jayna walked to her full-length mirror and admired the chain, an intricate piece made of spun gold.

Jayna had never seen such beautiful jewelry as worn by her visitor.

She went to her bathroom and splashed cold water on her face. She changed into a pretty sundress, put some make up on and brushed her hair. She took the photo that she was framing for her grandmother and headed out giving Mia a pat on the head. Mia smiled and wagged her tail in response.

A wave of love from Mia hit Jayna like a soft wind.

Interesting, she thought, I never felt that before.

Her Astral experiences were already changing her.

Excerpt Four

“Are you going to read my cup, Ayshen,” Grace asked “or did the coffee spirits quit for the day?”

Ayshen looked at Grace’s face and then back into her cup. “No, no quit.”

She shook her head gravely. “I see a rat and dark clouds. Trouble and damage. Be careful. No impulse. Think first, okay? Enemy is hiding, waiting, will make trouble. Bad person.”

Ayshen gave her head a shake and tried to snap out of the cup’s bad mood.

“Sorry. Stupid cup. Forget it. Only for fun.”

Excerpt Five

“Remember the little story I told you yesterday at school?”

Pavlina nodded.

“It was not a story I made up, Pav. It’s true, every word of it,” Jayna confessed.

“You can’t be serious.” Pavlina was dumbfounded.

“I am serious. I was out fighting demons last night and doing other stuff when Ethan asked if I knew that you were pregnant. He saw it in your aura. You have a pea sized light bulb in your tummy, that’s how he knew it. He showed it to me too,” Jayna explained.

“I am not going to pretend that I understand what you are talking about.”

Excerpt Six

To say that I am overwhelmed doesn’t even come close to how I feel. Why were we thrown together this way? I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know there is a reason for it. You told me to trust my intuition. I am doing that now. There is something that we have to accomplish, though I have no idea what it is, only that it’s very important and it scares me. I am not sure how I will measure up to what’s expected of me.

Meltem Y.K is a woman of many hats. She is a hereditary mystic, an animal lover, a voracious reader, a writer, an employee, a mother, a wife, and now a new grandmother. Mysticism runs in her family, she is very familiar with the subject. To her, it is a way of life so it is no wonder that her stories are totally entrenched in mysticism and the paranormal. In her own words, the paranormal is her normal. Meltem Y.K is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and holds a B.A. in Economics. She has been working at her alma mater for the past twenty-one years and hopes to retire from there. Meltem Y.K lives and works in the Waterloo region where the story of Astral Ordinance takes place.

1. Meltem Y.K is a hereditary mystic. What the heck does that mean? It means mysticism runs in her family. Not everyone in her family is a mystic, but some are. She is one of them. Most of her life, Meltem Y.K hid this fact from the people around her, because it would freak some people out. Finally, she came out of the closet, but she does not talk about it incessantly.

2. She is a great dream interpreter. It’s one of the side benefits of being a mystic.

3. As a child, Meltem Y.K wanted to be a doctor, but it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, she became a healer.

4. She is a Reiki Master and has taught Reiki to countless people. She does not charge a fee for her teachings or for her distance healing. This is something she does to help people, spread Reiki and create good Karma.

5. Meltem Y.K is also an avid Feng Shui practitioner.

6. Normally, Meltem Y.K is a fun person, but at home she tells her family she isn’t and claims that she does not do jokes. The intent of this strategy is to keep her kids from clowning around too much.

7. Meltem Y.K is an animal lover and an animal rights advocate.

8. Meltem Y.K would never wear a fur coat.

9. She is a vegetarian, but not a vegan; she still eats honey and cheese. A true vegan would not even eat honey.

10. Growing up, Meltem Y.K was scared out of her mind when a bee came near her. Now, her dream is to own a bee hive and produce honey.

11. Meltem Y.K believes in Karma. What goes around comes around – even from a past lifetime.

12. She, obviously, believes in reincarnation.

13. Meltem Y.K is a student of Kriyayoga as taught by Swami Shri Yogi Satyam.

14. Meltem Y.K recommends The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda (another Kriyayoga master) to anyone who is interested in Yoga.

15. Meltem Y.K is a soccer mom.

16. She also loves martial arts and wishes she had the opportunity to learn it at a young age. She has a yellow belt in Karate, but she is pretty sure she has forgotten everything she learned. She stopped due to injuries. She is content watching her son learn Kung Fu from a world champion.

17. Meltem Y.K is a girly girl - at her age woman might be a more appropriate word.

18. She loves perfumes and jewelry. Emeralds are her favorite. She loves concocting her own lotions, potions and scents, and grows her own lavender.

19. Meltem Y.K is also an artist. She dabbles in other art forms such as watercolors and Chinese style painting with bamboo brushes.

20. Meltem Y.K is a proud first time grandmother.





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PERSECUTION by E. Montgomery: blog tour w/ review

Title: Persecution (Book One Dyphillum Series)
Author: E. Montgomery
Genre: Paranormal Romance

They were exiled from their clan.
Made to leave the only home they ever knew.
They knew the curse would kill them if they didn’t leave.
Isaac erased her memories to give her a better life.
Only Cecily can defeat the hunters.
Isaac swore his heart to protect her.
Julian swore his life to protect her.
But in the end will it be Isaac and Julian that needs saving?

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review*

My star rating: 3/5

I have to admit: the cover is what drew me to this one.  Isn't it amazing??  After reading the synopsis, I was dead set on reading it.  It's a short story, part one to a series as I understand.  The premise is unique and fresh.  The narration style is definitely unique to the author and stays consistent throughout.  The romance between Cecily and Isaac is one that tugs at the heart strings—lovers separated by hundreds of years, one remembering everything while having to watch the other recall nothing at all.  Though, once Isaac explains things to Cecily I feel like she accepted his claim way too easily.  I don't know about you, but if someone kidnapped me and started telling me that we were soul mates, and that I had lived countless lives filled with false memories he implanted...I'd be getting the hell out of dodge, not strolling into his pad.  I had a difficult time getting into the story because I couldn't really relate to any of the characters except Isaac—he was fleshed out remarkably well, while the others were left lacking.  Cecily was too trusting and unnecessarily emotional.  Julian was a jerk from the get-go.  And Isaacs sister, well she was only in one chapter but I have her labeled as an over-reactive psycho.  Overall, it's a good, light read with a few issues

I was born in Williamsburg Virginia and raised in Yorktown Virginia so paranormal inspiration was easily obtained. I have 4 awesomesauce kids and an AMAZING husband. Currently I'm working on three books, all Paranormal Romance. I'm a google junkie and can find a pic on google to fit any conversation and will cyber stalk a topic till my eyes hurt if I am interested in it enough. Coffee and gummy bears are an hourly habit. Some of my favorites include: Reading (of course), writing (well duh), baking fancy shmancy cakes, painting and last but not least hanging out with the fam <3

1) I am obsessed with Favicons. They are the little icon next to a websites name in the tabs on a browser. I like to make them pretty when I can.

2) I have an irrational fear of all bugs, spiders especially but I loathe them all equally and turn into a crying ninja when I see them.

3) I make fancy shmancy cakes, but don’t really like to eat cake.

4) Stray cats are attracted to me like lent to static.

5) I am a pediatric nurse and I LOVE my job.

6) I have a fear of being murdered while in the shower, even when the door is locked I am afraid something will crawl out of the mirror or toilet so I keep my eyes open the whole time…even when washing my face (it is possible).

7) I listen to the same song on repeat the entire time I am writing a chapter.

8) I totaled my first car going 3 (yes three) miles an hour.

9) I love all things Wonderland (especially Johnny Depp)

10) I totally believe in aliens. In my head I picture them all as Luxen aka Daemon (The Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout)

11) When I see people’s pics on facebook or Instagram, I totally check out the background (their living room, car, kitchen etc.)

12) I could eat avocados, chicken and watermelon for the rest of my life and be completely content.

13) Short arm T-rex jokes get me every time haha!

14) I have to have at least eight pillows on my bed or I can’t sleep. I sleep with 6 of them and they have to be positioned just right or I will toss and turn like a two year old.

15) I had the brilliant idea of going by a pen name of Summer Rayne until I said it out loud and ugly laughed at how ridiculous it was.

16) I have the mouth of a seasoned sailor. Except around my grandma, mom and kids…well sometimes the kids push it but I don’t make it a habit lol

17) I can find a picture that will suit any conversation I am having within a matter of seconds.

18) I have an issue with whiteboards. I will redo them a million times till the words/lines are straight.

19) I’m an over-roller when it comes to toilet paper (I am running out of fun facts so it has come to the way I roll my toilet paper and for this I apologize)

20) Writing 20 “fun facts” about myself has proven to me I need to go sky dive or something more exciting than cake and toilet paper. Thanks for reading!

INK: ABSTRACTION by Bella Roccaforte: Release Day

Hey, all!  Most of you know I am a HUGE fan of Bella Roccaforte and her Ink series.  Today she is releasing book three!!  *Squeel and flail*  So, hurry your little fingers over to Amazon, or BN, or where ever it is that you go to feed your kindle or book shelf.  Haven't read the other two?  Bella's got you covered!  To celebrate her latest release, she's holding a great special on the first two in the series.  Can you say...FREE and almost FREE?
And don't worry, loves.  I, of course, will be reviewing this one for you, too!

 Title:  Ink: Abstraction (book 3)
Author: Bella Roccaforte
Genre: Paranormal/Horror Romance

Goodreads Blurb:  
Shay Baynes is a survivor
Even while bound, gagged and blind-folded she refuses to give up hope, because hope is all she has to hold on to.

Can Shay escape the cruel binds of her captor? Will Eli & McNab be able to find her in time? Before the unspeakable happens?

Continue on this incredible roller coaster ride of suspense and emotion to find out that Shay Baynes is no ordinary damsel. Watch as her inner power grows, and she begins to become enlightened with just how amazing she can be

Need to catch up on the others?  

Ink: Fine Lines (book 1): FREE!!!  AmazonB&N Kobo Smashwords

Ink: Vanishing Point (book 2): $.99!!!  AmazonB&NKoboSmashwords

Thursday, May 29, 2014

THE SORDID PROMISE by Courtney Lane: Blitz

Title: The Sordid Promise
Author: Courtney Lane
Genre: Erotic Suspense/Psychological Thriller 
Publication Date: March 26, 2014

Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, disturbing violence, and very dark themes.

When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?

Diouana "Nikki" returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she'd left her "baggage" behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother -- realizing Nikki's torment -- pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.

Eric Brenton, Nikki's new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price.

And Eric...comes with an extensive black box warning label.

I’ve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.

While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist — they have to have certain type of strength, strong convictions, and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, but I don’t see the point in writing vapid characters who are thrust into “safe” situations.

Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I'm a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I prefer my romances dark. The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, and misfit characters.



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich: Cover Reveal

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Book Title: Retrace  
Author: Sigal Ehrlich 
Genre: New Adult 
Release Date: Summer 2014  


Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn’t come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows. Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend's life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself. Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more? 


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By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids. Not exactly sure where they will end up next… When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan. With a great believe in ""don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen,"" she enjoys anything exciting that life has to offer.

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