Blog Tour (Excerpt): Branded by Aby Ketner & Missy Kalicicki


Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
A Sinners Series

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best. 
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home. 

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain. 

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me. 
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. 
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.



Excerpt


I turn on the faucet for a long while only to discover ice-cold water rushing out. The water never warms and I begin to understand. The Commander thinks he can wash away my soul by freezing me to death. He thinks he can destroy me by stripping away my possessions. But he can’t and I won’t let him take my memories, my ambition, and my pride.
He thinks I’m so easily broken.
The Commander doesn’t know anything about me, what I grew up with, what I endured—the father I lost, the mother I hate, the brother who walked out of my life, and the stepfather I was forced to accept. He thinks since I was rich, making me poor will cause me to give up. What he doesn’t understand is that, after my father passed away, I grew up behind walls of hatred. I had nothing, but had everything at the same time. I owned expensive clothes, enjoyed good schooling, and lived in a nice home. But my body was just a shell protecting an empty, desperate heart. My life was a colorful fa├žade.
I had so much time to sit and think. I spent the majority of my life between four walls. I was abandoned, neglected, starved, betrayed, and abused. I’ve already been treated like the scum of the earth, so the Hole is nothing new. He wants to erase every sign of my existence on this earth, but I won’t let that happen. He can strip me naked, but he’ll never reach my soul.
It’s personal, completely personal.

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About Abi and Missy 


Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.





Cover Reveal: Burdin of Choice by Alexander Nader


Burdin of Choice
by Alexander Nader


Series: Beasts of Burdin #2
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Urban Fantasy
 
Back of the Book

Ty Burdin is back. Back to drinking and back to avoiding demons. He is, of course, the leading expert in his field. In both subjects.

That’s probably why, when a customer offers him way too much money just to locate a missing car and some mysterious cargo, he readily agrees. The dude is human after all—Ty’s prime target client base.

Along with the money comes a slew of disappearances which Ty tries to ignore while tracking down that car, because, of course, those missing people might be demon related, and as he’s said before, that’s agency business. Not his. Period.

Until today.

Ty Burdin is to back drinking as well as everything he vowed never to get involved with again.

Question is, which one will kill him first? The booze, the demons, or the Agency?

Links:

Beasts of Burdin series on Goodreads
My review of Beasts of Burdin, Book 1
Alexander Nader’s Website

Nightfall by Laura Griffin

Nightfall
By Laura Griffin

Series: Standalone Novella
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Goodreads Summary:

Alone on an icy road at nightfall, Holly Henriksen puts her trust in a charming stranger and soon discovers he is keeping a dangerous secret.

Links:

Nightfall on Goodreads, Amazon (free right now), and Barnes & Noble
Laura Griffin’s website

My Thoughts:

The other day I was scrolling through my kindle list looking for something short and engaging to read. Nightfall definitely fit the bill on both counts. There was a lot of suspense packed in those few short chapters, enough so that I didn’t mind that things were a teensy bit predictable. In fact, it didn’t even cross my mind until I started my review.
 
I’ve read one other Romantic Suspense (that I can think of) and I enjoyed it as well so I’m thinking I may have to delve into the genre a little more often…starting with other books by Laura Griffin.

Do you read Romantic Suspense? What are your favorites?

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5

May Giveaways!!!


IT'S MAY!!! May is going to be a great month, I can feel it!
 
 I thought I'd start the month off right with some giveaways!
 
 
First we have a BOOK GIVEAWAY,
signed ARCS of these beauties.
 
 
UPDATE: The winners of the ARCs (Wendy & Anna) have been chosen via random.org and notified.




    SWAG GIVEAWAY

    What's up for grabs:
    Next up we have something a little different. I have a pile of swag from a recent book signing (50 young adult authors) and some other extras I've had for a little (a mix of YA, NA, and Adult) and it's just begging to go to book loving homes.

    The Dealio:
    What I'm going to do is buy a book (or two) of stamps and a box of envelopes. If you'd like a couple pieces of swag just fill out the form. I want to share the swag love as much as possible.

    If you mention which pieces catch your eye I'll try my best to get it to you but it will be first come first serve. It's a good idea to list a few different things just in case your first pick is taken.

    If I don't have many people interested then I'll send a few extra pieces to those who are.

    Shipping:
    It's a lot easier to send things within the US but I will open it internationally at least for now. If I get an overwhelming number of overseas 'entries' then I may have to limit it to US only.