Arrowheart by Rebecca Skye Blog Tour and Review

Title: ARROWHEART

Author: Rebecca Sky

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Kiss the boys and make them cry…


The gods are gone. 

The people have forgotten them. 

But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can’t forget – the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.


Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .


When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake’s disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel’s world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She’s falling for him – a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.


Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them – a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses – not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .


Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before – to resist her gift – or she’ll turn the person she’s grown to love into a shadow of himself … for ever.

Rachel Pattel isn’t your typical New York City teen. While other teens are worried about parties and what to wear Rachel is at war with who she is. She has the power to make any boy love her with one simple kiss and make them do her bidding however Rachel doesn’t want gift. She much rather be a normal girl with normal girl problems.

Rachel just wants to graduate high school and become a social worker and help kids who need it. Victims of neglect as she can relate to them. She doesn’t need her so called gift and would much rather pretend it doesn’t exist. Apparently the gods have something completely different in mind for her and her family.
Rebecca  Skye is able to call up the powers of the hedoness she writes of and make readers instantly fall for her and her words. I found Arrowheart not only original but amazingly addictive. From page one I was sucked in and it was almost like I was struck by Eros arrow.
Skye is able to fuse the real world and that of myths so effortlessly and create a world of love, teenage angst and magic that will leave you wanting more. The characters are well thought out and not only compliment each other but also the story itself making it all that much more magical.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little love and laughter! It was love at first page turn for me!

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win an Owlcrate Book Subscription Box.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/16/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

7/16/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

 

7/17/2018- CoffeeCocktailsandBooks Blog– Review

7/17/2018- For the Love of KidLit– Guest Post

 

7/18/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

7/18/2018- Fall Into Books– Excerpt

 

7/19/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

7/19/2018- The Cover Contessa– Interview

 

7/20/2018- Wonder Struck– Review

7/20/2018- The Cozy Reading Corner– Guest Post

 

Week Two:

7/23/2018- Lauren is Reading– Review

7/23/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

 

7/24/2018- Nerdophiles– Review

7/24/2018- Christen Krumm– Interview

 

7/25/2018- The Heart of a Book Blogger– Review

7/25/2018- Book-o-Craze– Review

 

After graduating high-school, Rebecca Sky set out on a five-year, 24 Country exploration to find herself. She slept in a hammock in the Amazon Jungle, skinny-dipped off the West African Coast, ate balut and climbed the chocolate hills in the Philippines, and fell in love in Cuba (then again in Brazil, and a final time to a Rocker from Canada). Rebecca returned home to the West Coast captivated by the world and ready for another adventure.

So she did what every wanderer does when standing still—began writing. Her work has since garnered over 20 million reads on Wattpad, and she’s had the opportunity to partner with some really great brands. She was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, (check out those articles here). Her debut Arrowheart, book one in THE LOVE CURSE series is published by Hodder Children’s Books a division of Hachette Book Group.

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Six Feet Under by Whitney Barbetti Book Review

Six Feet Under (Mad Love Duet Book 1) by [Barbetti, Whitney]

Title- Six Feet Under

Author- Whitney Barbetti

Genre- Romance

Purchase Link-Amazon

 

Six wasn’t the hero I needed.

But he was the man I wanted.

And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing.

No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them.

I was sick, but love didn’t heal me.

Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes.

Six was my first mistake, but he wouldn’t be the last.

Six Feet Under is the first book in the Mad Love duet. Its sequel, Pieces of Eight will release May 9, 2018. If you’ve struggled with mental illness, self-harm, alcoholism, or drug use this story may be triggering for you. If you are still recovering or are susceptible to relapsing, please reconsider reading.

 

 

Have you ever fallen down a rabbit hole? You know the kind that you can.t seem to get out of but kind of don’t want to get out of because it feels like home? That is how I felt reading this novel. Barbetti is able to create a story that is sad and reckless and so addicting that you find yourself falling unbeknownst to you. You take a glance at the clock knowing that you shouldn’t only to realize that it is well past your bedtime and maybe time to put your book down but you can’t because Mira and Six have their hooks in you and need to know what will happen next. You need to know where this Mad Love will go and if it will heal anyone.

I can honestly say that I have never in my life felt so much for a character like I did with Mira. She is chaos, darkness and jagged but once you get past that and read on you realize that she is broken and through the cracks you can see she is light, strength, intelligence and yes beautifully imperfect. I told the author (yes I messaged her because she needed to know how big of an impact this story made on me) that we all have a little Mira in all of us. No one is truly one piece we all have been broken at some point and while we have been put together those cracks and missing pieces are what makes us.

Six, what can I say about Six? He is Mira’s Yang- yes he is the opposite of her but he also has some darkness in him. He is broken in his own ways and you don’t quite see it at first but just as much as Mira needs Six to weather the storm Six needs Mira to see the rainbow. Six may need be that swoony knight in shining armor of a book boyfriend but make no mistake that this man is everything you could ask for and never knew you needed.

Barbetti is able to write in such a way that you feel every word that you read. You feel pain, you feel love and you feel incomplete when you turn that last page because you know the story isnt over and you need to see it through.

Normally when reading a series or a duet I like to take a break and maybe pick up another book in between but not with Six Feet Under- I found myself downloading Pieces of Eight at 3 in the morning because I needed to know what becomes of Mira and Six.

If you are looking for a cookie cutter love story that makes you swoon with all the romance with in the pages this story is not for you however if you are looking for a love story that is realistic, dark and meaningful look no further. If you can find beauty in chaos this is the story for you.

I know this review may seem vague but that is because I do not want to spoil this book for you in any way because like Mira it is dark and chaos but also light and beauty and truly everything.

 

Whitney Barbetti writes character-driven contemporary and new adult romance novels, heavy on the emotional connection. Thanks to her passion for mental health awareness, she often writes characters who suffer from some type of mental illness, in an effort to help people understand them better and to rid the stigma that surrounds those who live bravely despite their struggles.

As a Navy brat, Whitney grew up all over the country, from California to Colorado and up and down the eastern United States. She currently resides in the western United States with her husband, two children, and two ridiculous cats.

 

 

 

Not For Me by Kat De Falla Blog Tour

Title: NOT FOR ME (The Windy City Chronicles Book 1) 

Author: Kat de Falla 

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Manda Wolfgram is a struggling literary agent who is looking for the perfect manuscript to land in her lap and the perfect man to land in her bed. When the sixth-floor hottie finally asks her out, she gets more than she bargained for. How can a girl wrap her brain around a Shakespearean actor who writes erotica?

Harry Sackes leads a double life: making a career as an author by day and dipping into the dark underworld of criminals at night. The moment he sees Manda in his twin brother’s arms, his whole life becomes his personal Shakespearean trag-comedy of mistaken identity and unrequited love in this fast-paced chick lit romance.

Giveaway Link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/11/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

6/11/2018- To Be Read– Review

6/12/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

6/12/2018- Eating Between the Lines Inc– Spotlight

6/13/2018- The BookWorm Drinketh– Review

6/13/2018- Mythical Books– Guest Post

6/14/2018- The Layaway Dragon– Spotlight

6/14/2018- FUONLYKNEW– Spotlight

6/15/2018- The Book Girl– Review

6/15/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Interview

 

Week Two:

6/18/2018- TheHufflepuffNerdette– Review

6/18/2018- Love in a time of Feminism– Excerpt

6/19/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

6/19/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Excerpt

6/20/2018- Wonder Struck Spotlight

6/20/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

6/21/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt

6/21/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Interview

6/22/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Spotlight

6/22/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

Kat was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist. She is married to her soul mate, composer Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch. The Seer’s Lover was Kat’s first book and she is working feverishly on four different series at the moment!

Register for her newsletter to learn about her upcoming projects  and find out about deals and giveaways at http://eepurl.com/MFZ55

Kat is so much an extravert that she has come full circle and enjoys her alone time as much as her social adventures. Connect with Kat (who does indeed love cats!)

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The Wedding Witch by Sofia Bella Book Review

The Wedding Witch: a paranormal cozy mystery (The Fairyvale Mysteries) by [Belle, Sofia]

Title- The Wedding Witch

Author- Sofia Belle

Genre- Paranormal Cozy

Purchase- Amazon

Always a witch, never a bride…

A postcard-perfect village. A fairy-tale wedding…and a dead body?

In a town brimming with magic, the sight of a dead body does more than ruffle feathers. Especially for Belinda Bright, Fairyvale’s most sought-after wedding planner. This summer, she’s been tasked with planning “the” event of the year, which means one false move could ruin her business forever.

Unfortunately, when one of the bridesmaids turns up dead a few days before the wedding, Belinda inherits a whole new set of worries—not least of all the dark, handsome gentleman who says all the right things but shows up in all the wrong places.

As rumors fly, wedding jitters flourish, and whispers throughout the town grow louder, Belinda realizes that if she can’t find the murderer before the wedding bells chime, she’ll have a lot more to worry about than which side of the plate gets the soup spoon.

Can Belinda find her happily ever after, or will her fairy tale have a tragic ending?

Belinda Bright is The Wedding Witch of FairuVale and business is booming- People from near and far flock to to FairyVale for her to plan their wedding! After all any wedding planned by Belinda ends in happily ever after. That is until one of the bridesmaids of her latest and maybe biggest wedding of her careers ends up dead and their is evidence of foul play.

I found this story to be funny and charming all the while building a perfect mystery. The characters jump out of the pages and pull you in to the magical would of FairyVale where you never know where you will find magic!

Belinda is everything you want and need in a cozy mystery heroine add in her crazy friends and you have a spell for hi jinks and plenty of snark and sass to spice up this adorable cozy mystery! I really enjoyed the gang of FairyVale and plan on visiting again real soon!

Rating 4.5 out of 5 cupcakes- I would recommend this story to any one who enjoys a good laugh and mystery!

Hello! I’m Sofia Belle, a paranormal cozy mystery author who writes the books I like to read! The Fairyvale Mysteries are my debut series featuring witches, magic, mayhem!

Fangs and Fins By Amy McNulty Blog Tour and Review

Fangs & Fins (Blood, Bloom, Water Book 1) by [McNulty, Amy]

Title: FANGS & FINS A Paranormal Romance (Blood, Bloom, & Water Book Author: Amy McNulty
Pub. Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Find it: AmazonGoodreads

A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.


High school senior Ember Goodwin never had a sister, but after her mom’s remarriage, she now has two. The eldest is no stranger to her—Ivy is a witty girl in her grade who’s almost never spoken to the shy bookworm before—but she’s surprised to find the popular girl quite amiable. Their burgeoning friendship is tested, however, when Dean Horne, a pale, besuited charmer, shows interest in them both and plans to reveal his appetite for blood to the one who’ll stand by his side.


Seventeen-year-old Ivy Sheppard is tired of splitting her time between her dad’s and her mom’s, particularly when her dad uproots their lives to move them in with his new wife and step-daughter. Used to rolling with her parents’ whims, she tries to make the best of it and befriend her nerdy new step-sister. Her hectic life grows more unwieldy when she catches the eye of junior Calder Poole, whom she swears she sees swap well-toned legs for a pair of fins during a dip in a lake. Now she’s fending off suitors left and right, all while trying to get to the bottom of the strange happenings in her town.


The first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sets family against family and friend against friend as an epic, ancient war comes to a head in a supposedly sleepy suburb.

Ember Goodwin has never been the center of attention and she kind of likes it that way. She much rather spend time with Journey, her best friend or reading. That is until the very cool girl Ivy Sheppard is forced into her world via marriage. Not only does Ember now have a new Stepdad and sisters she also seems to have a new admirer or two.

Ivy Goodwin, would rather not have to move into a strangers house, after all she has barely spoken to Ember or her Mother before their impromptu wedding during the summer and now she has to move in to a strange house. Add in the drama of senior year, homing coming and the fact that her new stepsister seems a little tightly wound and she can not wait for the school year to end.

The Sweet-

I am a huge fan of both vampires and mermaids like seriously I am obsessed so when I had the chance to read an Arc of book I simply moved all my tbr books down and made time and I am so happy I did!

The author is able to bring to life a paranormal world that combines all our favorites all while adding her own unique twist. The story itself is unlike an other books I have read. It is like Vampire Dairies and the new Siren show had a baby and that baby and decided to settle down in Riverdale! I know it doesn’t seem like it would work but it does in the best possible ways!

This book is the perfect book to start a series that quite honestly I can not wait for. The characters, the story line and the tension that  can be seen coming off the pages in waves are all wildly addicting!

Plus quite honestly, a hot Vampire Prince, A sweet sullen Mermaid  Price and a hot wise older Fae- what more can a girl ask for? I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves YA and paranormal reads!

Rating 4 out of 5 cupcakes

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/30/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

5/1/2018- Book Bite Reviews– Review

5/2/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

5/3/2018- Book Briefs– Review

5/4/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

Week Two:

5/7/2018- RhythmicBooktrovert- Review

5/8/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

5/9/2018- Brandi’s Book Reviews– Review

5/10/2018- A Backwards Story– Guest Post

5/11/2018- Eating Between The Lines Inc– Review

About Amy:

Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not reviewing anime professionally or editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own.

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Witch You Were Here by Lori Woods Book Review

Witch You Were Here (Nightshade Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Woods, Lori]

Title- Witch You Were Here

Author- Lori Woods

Genre- Paranormal Cozy

Purchase Link- Amazon

A routine trip to the vet begins a wild adventure when Suzy Maycomber and her cat, Snowball, take a shortcut through the cemetery and find themselves in the mystical land of Nightshade, where magic exists and cats talk. Only the librarian, Rachel, the most powerful witch in Nightshade, can help Suzy get home.

One big problem: Rachel’s just been murdered.

Desperate to find her way home, Suzy reluctantly agrees to take Rachel’s place as Nightshade’s resident witch, where she’ll have access to the spell books that might hold the answers she needs. But her search for the truth draws Suzy ever deeper into danger. There is someone – or something – in Nightshade that doesn’t want Suzy to get home. Rachel’s murderer is prepared to kill again – and Suzy may be next.

If Suzy wants to get home, she’ll have to learn to be a witch first.

Suzy Maycomber just wanted to take her cat to the vet- typical day right?  She takes a wrong turn and thinks she can take a short only to end up in the town of Nightshade> There she discovers a world hidden away from non magical creatures and finds out that she herself has magic1

I enjoyed ths cute paranormal cozy a lot and found it to be clever and funny for the most part. The plot far fetched enough to make it interesting and the characters written with comical flare. The mystery of who killed Rachel and how that ties to Suzy and her adorable kitty snowball itself has great potential for the first book in the series.

Yes there are some bumps in the plot itself as well as some spelling grammer issues but honestly nothing that would make me stop reading the books. It was funny and had just the right amount of snark and mystery to make me want to continue the series.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a snark filled witchy read!

Rating 3.5 cupcakes out of 5 cupcakes

Growing up, Lori Woods secretly hoped she’d turn into a witch when she’d become twenty one.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. So much for saving all those broomsticks! However, Lori decided that she’d pour all her wishes for paranormal mystery and adventure into her books, and live vicariously through her characters instead.

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Basic Witch by Harmony Hart Book Review

Basic Witch: Witches of Salem (Gemma Bradbury Magical Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Hart, Harmony]

Title- Basic Witch

Author- Harmony Hart

Genre- Paranormal Cozy Mystery

Purchase Link- Amazon

Welcome to Salem, where paranormals of all kinds live in harmony. Mostly.

My name is Gemma Bradbury, and I’ve spent most of my life trying to be what everyone else expects me to be. The problem with living my life for other people is that I never figured out who I really am.

But then I stumbled—quite literally—into a new life in Salem, and everything changed. In less than an hour, I was tangled up in the suspicious death of an elderly shop owner, realized my cat can talk, and—here’s the kicker—found out I’m a witch.

I also found out I was stuck in Salem.

Forever.

But when I secured a job and a place to live, and the Coven assigned me a magical tutor—the drop-dead gorgeous Professor Beauregard Bacchus— things started to look up.

All I have to do now is learn to navigate a new town full of witches, vampires and shifters, manage a magic shop, pass my first wand exam, and keep my growing affection for Professor Beau a secret.

Oh, and find the shop owner’s real killer before the town’s bumbling moose-shifter deputy tosses me in jail for murder.

Guess my life isn’t so basic anymore.

Gemma Bradbury, lives her life trying to fit in and when she inherits a magic shop from a distant relative she sees it as a way to start over and plant some roots. That is until an honest to goodness clumsy mishap leads her to trip over a dead body in to a strange town. She is not only accused of murder, she is also told she is a witch!

The Sweet-

If you know me at all me at all you know I have a weakness for witchy reads and talking animals- I got this and more in this fun snarky cozy mystery that starts off with a bump-literally! Our main character Gemma is smart clumsy and full of sass and is joined by her adorable familiar Titus who is won my heart immediately (maybe faster than Gemm tbh)

The author creates an alternate universe of Salem where magic is real and free. All types of paranormal creatures live in Salem. We are talking Jinn. Witches, Shifters, Vamps- all the paranormal creatures a reader could want! Not only does the town give off magical vibes it is also written to be super cozy and inviting- too bad its so hard to get in to or I would set up shop immediately!

The plot though slow going is written very well- I didn’t figure out thw whodunnit until right before it is revealed and I loved that about this story!

Rating 4 out of 5 cupcakes

Harmony Hart writes paranormal cozy mysteries featuring smart, sassy heroines and a world of witchy fun.

Harmony loves lip balm, bookstores, bubble baths, and tea. Oh, and alliteration. She’s probably making some sort of list right now. When she’s not writing, Harmony can be found experimenting in the kitchen, binge-watching ALL THE TV, cozied up with a good read, or attempting not to kill the plants in her fledgling garden.

Harmony lives in Austin, Texas with three fickle rescue felines and her magical-to-her musician husband.