Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"The Grimps"

How can you not love these adorable characters. I've interviewed Richard Sirgiovanni a few times and he is awesome. When he first came up with these cute fictional guys, he wanted something without violence, but with cool music--and he got it..
By night they're 4 cool, charming, irrepressible musicians on the verge of stardom. By day, they're hairy, scary and tiny. From a long ago magical kingdom where the evil sorcerer cast a spell on them with hopes of silencing their happy & positive music.
We lived 500 years ago...cursed by the evil Spectar because he was jealous of our music and celebrity...he cursed us into ugly little grimps , and banished us from society for eternity until one day our friend, Magic Alex found a spell to change us back to humans, but only from sunset to sunrise...and yes,...one glich...we are still tiny people, but still handsome and cute. With that we had the chance to come back out again to society with our new music....and with 500 years of practice we're here to kick some butt, and dare I say it...become the biggest band in the world...Boy & Girls...here we are...
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Friday, April 18, 2014

"Breathless Beginnings"

Title: Breathless Beginnings
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014




Fall in love from the beginning! 

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Pamela Ann - Scornfully Yours 
M. Clarke - Something Great
Jennifer Domenico - Turn Towards the Sun
L.P. Dover - Love, Lies and Deception
Destiny Ford - The Devil Drinks Coffee
Cambria Hebert - Tempt
Jennifer Miller - Pretty Little Lies
Hilary Storm - In A Heartbeat
Ashley Suzanne - Mirage
Breena Wilde - Blurred Lines, Volumes 1-4

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

"The Guardians: I Feel the Fire" by Jennifer Raygoza

I thought I had life all figured out. We live. We suffer pain. We die. Death never bothered me much. It was love that scared the hell out of me, because love made you weak, and in my line of work there was no room for that. My name is Gianna Botticelli. I am the daughter and only female employee of a Los Angeles mafia boss. Today was supposed to be like any other day until Caleb walked into my life. He is sexy and mysterious and knows things he shouldn’t. I don’t like it at all, but I can’t help the way he makes me feel inside. There is something different about him. What is he? All I know is that after meeting Caleb things will never be the same as he introduces me into his world. A world unknown where the battle of good versus evil rages on. Sacrifices will be made, hearts will break and lives will be taken. How far am I willing to take this journey I keep asking myself? If I have to sacrifice myself to save everyone and everything, then the answer is easy. All the way.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review of "How I Live Now"

This film was exceptional, I give it 5 Stars. The cast and Saoirse Ronon was incredible. When the movie begins we are thrown into Daisy's life (Saoirse Ronon) and her hidden world slowly unravels to the view as Eddy (George MacKay) walks her into his life.
The best part of this film is that it does not give too much away and I recommend it to anyone searching for something that leaves you breathless.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Love Always, Kate" by D. Nicole King

Dear Diary,

 Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is.

The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again.

I have three options:
1. Another round of chemo.
2. A super-new experimental drug.
3. Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.

I think I know what I want.

Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.

I mean, everything.

He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds.

Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.

Never mind. I’m down to two options now.

Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living. Worth fighting for.

Worth dying for.

Love Always,

Friday, April 4, 2014

"The Riding Master" By Alexandrea Weis (Due out out 4/26/2014)

A woman finding her way
After a devastating divorce, an emotionally skittish Rayne Masterson swears off men and vows to devote her life to her passion, horses. ...
A man with insatiable desires
Trent Newbury is an expert rider who is arrogant, brash, and has a ruthless reputation for getting any woman he desires.
As the new riding master at Southland Stables, Trent is eager to make sure all of his riders are the best they can be. But when he meets Rayne, he takes a special interest in taming the beautiful woman’s stubborn nature. Slowly and deliberately, he weakens her defenses with his charm and beguiling good looks. And just when he thinks he has won Rayne’s trust, his philandering past threatens to pull them apart.
She thought no man could ever touch her heart, until she met…The Riding Master
The Riding Master is about a woman finding her way after a devastating divorce. Rayne Greer is an emotional wreck after finding her husband in bed with another woman. So she swears off men and devotes her life to her passion, horses. But when the charismatic Trent Newbury takes a job as riding master of the stables where Rayne works, everything changes. He is an arrogant, brash man who gets what he wants, and he soon sets his sights on Rayne. But she is apprehensive to... believe that the handsome riding master with the philandering past can be interested in her. Their romance is filled with twists, turns, and a lot of great characters who will make you laugh and cry.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

"Crossroads Saga: Halo City" by Mary Ting


When a massive group of angels known as nephilim—half human, half angel—had been found by the Royal Council, they were taken to Halo City. Instead of cleansing the Earth with a flood, which had been done before, the Royal Council created a place just for this group of angels. Upon meeting the alkins, a particular one by the name of Davin, refused to give up on helping Michael deal with his struggles. Together, they discovered a strange being that would appear at the Crossroads at unexpected times. Souls wandering there is nothing new, but this one aged as time passed. Mystified, they both searched for answers while refraining from telling the Twelve about her. Who is this being that has enraptured Michael's attention? And will Michael finally forgive himself and find the happiness that he yearns to have?


Hearing only half of what he said, I concentrated on a light that had suddenly appeared over the dirt road. After the glow faded, a little girl appeared. She was about Alexa Rose’s age.

“That never happened before.” Davin seemed curious too.

“What never happened?” Moving quietly, we were now deeper into the grass…between where Halo City and Crossroads intersected.

“The light. I’ve never seen one here before.” Davin seemed flabbergasted.

“You mean you’ve been doing this too?”

“Well…I wanted to speak to one, but I never did. Cause…we’re not suppose to,” Davin gritted through his teeth as his tone became stern. “I don’t want to get in trouble.”

Ignoring him, I continued to gaze. This little girl had me under her spell. Something about her was captivating. I felt strangely connected to her as I watched her searching, looking lost and confused. Wanting to help her, I nudged forward, but I was stopped.

“Are you crazy? What part of ‘I don’t want to get in trouble’ didn’t you understand?”

“Davin.” I bored my eyes into his. “Don’t touch me and don’t stop me. I want to talk to her.”

Davin furrowed his brows and spoke. “Michael, you don’t have a thing for little girls, do you?”

“What?” I asked, feeling confused.

“You know…old men liking little girls. You’re not a pervert, are you?”

“No! What gave you that idea? You’re _____.”

We stopped arguing when the light blinded us, then started to fade. “No….” I whispered under my breath. I didn’t know why but I got extremely livid with him. I had missed my chance. He was always in my way…always trying to keep me on the right path. Then, when I realized Davin’s good intentions, I calmed down. “Davin…next time, don’t stop me.”

“Or you’ll what?” he challenged.

“Never mind.” I didn’t know how I knew; I just knew she would come back. Without thinking, I said loudly in my mind, “You’re a pain.”

Davin looked at me strangely. “I’m not a pain. And how did you do that?”

“Do what?”

“You spoke to my mind. You had a conversation with my mind and you didn’t even open your mouth.”

“You’re crazy. You’re hearing things.”

“Do it again.”



There he went with that chicken word. “Fine.” And so I did, just to get him off my back. I said it loudly in my mind.

“What? I’m not a fart face,” Davin chuckled.

“I didn’t say that.”


Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Crossroads: Eternity by Mary Ting



Having happily ever after is never easy when evil lurks nearby. The fallen coming out of hiding is not a big concern, until Dantanian. Being one of God's first fallen angels, he is the evilest of his kind and concocts evil schemes to get Michael's attention. With Michael and Claudia's happiness on the line, the venators and the alkins must work together once again to save their friends. As death draws near to those captured by Dantanian, will the gang reach them in time? Or will Michael return to the dark angel he once was and destroy everyone he loves?

Michael turned to Davin. “Please…don’t talk. I really missed you, but let’s not ruin it.”

“Sorry, I’ll keep my mouth shut.” Davin let out a small weak chuckle, seeming to enjoy the humor between them even in their worst possible situation. “But one question.”


“You really told Dantanian to smell your feet?”

“I guess I missed you so much that I thought of what you might’ve said if you were in my situation.”

Davin’s shed another tear. “You’re the ______, Michael. That was awesome. You’re sounding just like me.”

“I don’t know if I should be proud of that.”

Davin let out a small soft chuckle again. “Hey, Michael.”

“I told you not to talk anymore. I need to think.”

“Okay…but…I missed you…more.”

Those words tugged so deeply at Michael’s heart that it hurt, but it was a different kind of hurt. It was the kind that told him how much his friends meant to him, and how much he missed his family.

It was getting dark. The sun had gone home for the day. It meant another day without his precious family, another day Claudia would worry.

Under normal circumstances, they wouldn’t be able to feel the cold fall breeze, but they did tonight, for their bodies were more like humans than angels. As Michael’s body trembled from the cold, he tried to block the awful feeling that stung through his whole body. This only confirmed that he never wanted to be a human again, even though he’d wanted to be many times before he met the love of his existence.

In the huge warehouse, inside the big crate, inside a metal cage, four lights glowed in the darkness. The light that held them captive gave no warmth, no hope…only dread, death, and darkness. Michael began to realize there was nothing he could do. 

Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

Mary Ting is also a featured author at Chapter by Chapter Book Rave happening in NY on September 20th! 100+ authors will be signing! There will be YA BOWLING, BILLIARDS PARTY, and more!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"CrossRoads: Beyond" by Mary Ting





Torn between the past she can't remember and a future she isn't ready for, Claudia feels at a loss. With unanswered questions, she is certain there is more to her past than just being a venator. Finding the missing pieces in her life won't be easy because duty calls. When mysterious dark shadows get released, an apocalypse sets in motion.

The venators and the alkins must work together once again. Knowing Claudia would be the key to destroying the demons that were released, a familiar stranger appears to protect her. Who is the angel assisting her and can he unravel the mysteries of the past in order to help save the world.



Michael was so preoccupied with answering Claudia’s questions and trying to push away the pain that he wasn’t prepared for what Claudia did next. She turned, but luckily Michael was faster. Unsure if she caught a glimpse, he held her tightly in his arms so she couldn’t move or turn to see his face. He felt himself melt and burn in her touch.

He lost his breath when her hair brushed against his face. His emotions were running rampant—every emotion that could be felt was happening all at once. Michael didn’t know what to do. Closing his eyes, he took all of her in, trying to hold onto to her as long as he could. He needed to leave, but couldn’t get his body to listen.

Claudia remained still, enjoying his embrace but not knowing why, and was surprised that she felt some kind of mysterious connection to this angel. He was a complete stranger, yet his touch gave her ________. She knew he would have to leave. Her friends were most likely on their way, hoping to find her here since they were split up.

“I have to go. They’re almost here.”

Claudia wanted to ask a question, but she couldn’t open her mouth to speak. She felt lost in his hold. Slowly her right hand found its way to his face.

“You don’t give up, do you?” Michael chuckled lightly.

“No, I don’t,” she said, and ran her hand to feel every inch of his face. His brows were thick, his nose nicely defined, he had high cheekbones, and lips as soft as his feathers.

Michael closed his eyes, quivering, enjoying her caress, bringing back the good memories.

“Next time, I’ll know it’s you when we meet in the dark.”

Michael grinned, happy to hear her words. “Please be safe. I may not be there next time.”

“Oh,” she sighed, disappointed.

With one last tight squeeze, Michael soared into the clear blue sky and disappeared.

Beautiful, Claudia thought as she watched him ascend. “Just like Superman,” she giggled.

Tweeter teaser: Beyond, bk 3 of #CrossroadsSaga @MaryTing “This is my will. This is my destiny.” ~Claudia $.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IR3XH70


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"Beyond is an extraordinary story with unforgettable characters, passionately written by an author who clearly understands the true identity of love. Compelling and exciting; this is a must-read for all hardcore fans of the paranormal romance genre."- Angie Edwards @ Books4Tomorrow 
"Beyond lived up to the highest expectations. Proof that Love can conquer all. This story exhibits exciting adventure, loyalties in friendships, and astounding scenery that will utterly draw you in completely where you never want to escape."-  Michele, Insane About Books


Tuesday, March 25, 2014



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As the alkins head back to Crossroads, Claudia leads her normal life, but not for long. Having a special soul, she attracts danger. The Twelve, known as Divine Elders on Earth, are very much involved when they find out evil is lurking in the shadows and Claudia is no longer safe. As more secrets are revealed, Claudia learns about the venators--demon hunters--on Earth.

When two opposing angelic forces come together to protect Claudia, trust becomes a big issue. Will love be enough to keep Claudia and Michael together? Who will make the ultimate sacrifice? Who will betray them all?
“Ahhh!” I pressed my hands to his chest. “Why are you such an ass?” I couldn’t believe I’d said it, but it felt so good! Then I thought, How does he bring out the worst in me? I was not an angry person, and I didn’t normally shoot out cuss words. Mom and Gamma had taught me better than that.
Unexpectedly, he gripped my wrists, moving them behind me, and drew me into him. My heart heaved in and out from being a breath away from his lips and from being exhausted from all the energy I was releasing. He set his eyes deeply into mine and exhaled. “Everything was just great until you walked into my life. I know who I am and my purpose in life, but you are making me confused. For the first time, I want more. The worst part of this is that I can’t have you, even if you allowed it.” He paused, searching for words. “I want you to _____ me, ‘cause if I knew that you ever cared about me that way, I would give up everything just to be with you. I don’t know why. And that scares me more than anything I’ve ever known. So there is the answer to your question. Satisfied?”
Tweeter teaser:  Between, bk 2 of Crossroads Saga @MaryTing “I would give up everything just to be with you.”~Austin http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IR3XH70
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"Between reaches a completely new level of storytelling.  Descriptive writing and heartfelt emotions captures your soul in this enticing saga of Angel lore, romance, betrayal, and the battle for good.  One cannot help but fall in love with the superb characters and the world Mary Ting has created." - Michele Luker , PageTurners Blog/Insane About Books
"When reading Between you feel that you are immediately wrapped up in Angel wings and taken for the flight of your life. At times you feel like you might fall but then your back up in the clouds feeling Heavenly again. This sophomore novel delivers everything that makes a book Great: Romance: check, Action: check and even heartache: check plus I can't forget to mention about those swoon-worthy Angels! Between will leave you on a celestial high!" - Yara, Once Upon A Twilight