Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Reapers - Review Board




Thank you so much to everyone participating in the Staccato family line up tour: I would like to extend a personal thanks to everyone leaving reviews for the recent release of My Demonic Ghost: The Reapers.


Sinful Reviews: 

http://sinfulreview.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/sept-19the-reapers-by-jacinta-maree/

My Review: 5 Stars
I received this book as an arc for a review and I loved it. I couldn’t put it down.
The main character is 16 year old Rachael. She visits her dad, whom everyone thinks is crazy, after he claims there is a evil demon spirit that has attached it’s self to him. Even Rachel thinks her father is crazy but decides to go and visit him anyways. After her father dies,Rachael finds out that everything her father told her turns out to be true.
This book was so good! It’s a horror and love story all mixed up into one and I couldn’t get enough of it. Rachael starts to fall in love with the Demonic spirit (Lock) and vice versa. There was time when I was completely horrified reading about the other demons in the story and I was rooting Rachael and Lock on the whole time. This whole book played out like a movie in my head and I couldn’t stop reading. I was a little unsure at first to tell you the truth but i was just so immersed into the story. The last of the book flips to Even aka Lock’s point of view and I wanted to cry my eyes out. I can’t wait to read more story’s by this author.
Bookend 2 Bookend: 

Last year I did an adopt an author event and came across Jacinta Maree and her book 'My Demonic Ghost' I seriously fell in love with the book! I then got to know her during the month I had her as my adoptive author! (Was so much fun by the way!) And I fell in love with her too! She's one of the sweetest, kindest people out there.  I don't often get a chance to rave about the authors I get to know, it's usually just their books. But I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know this lady is awesome! So if I ever get a chance to work with her, I take it! :) If you want to read my review on 'My Demonic Ghost' go HERE

The Reapers was no surprise a fantastic read. There's a gentle way this author puts creepy into her books. Does that make any sense? Like you know it's coming but it's like a great horror film with the build up and then BAM scares you. I'm easily scared too by the way, but I'm so weird and love to just keep going.  Jordon is our main male lead and he's written wonderfully. You are pulled in the different ways he is and you feel his pain and torture for the choices that he has to make. He is tested in ways he didn't think were possible and what he decides, decides his fate.  You don't want to pass this up and I want to continue raving but then I can't keep my mouth shut and will start spouting spoilers! All I can say is read this! Read the first book too! You won't be disappointed. She remains to be one of my favorite Young Adult writers! Thank you for taking my imagination to a different place where demons, angels, reapers, hunters and all the like are real! Fantastic! I absolutely love a book that plays like a movie in my head! I've said it millions of times, but seriously, I do!! I give this book my thumbs up!
Becca Anne's Book Reviews
This is a follow up to My Demonic Ghost but it is also a prequel too.  I loved this book.  This story filled in some of the questions I had left over from the first book.

This is Jordan Hastings story.  He was killed by a fellow classmate in a fit of jealous rage causing him to become a Reaper.  What is a reaper you ask?  Well Jordan's job with the help of his Goon is to show up when someone dies and collects their Spirit to then take to the drop off.  This is a difficult thing for Jordan to come to terms with but eventually he begins to accept this.

Jordan is a rule breaker and I love him for it.  He enters the Sin World to free a Banished Spirit in hopes of getting their help with watching over another Banished Spirit.  This other Banished Spirit is important to him and will cause Jordan to look for a way to free all the Banished Spirits.

I enjoyed meeting new Reapers and getting to know them through Jordan.  His interactions with the Reapers and the Hunters kept me on my toes.  Some of the Reapers I developed a real liking for while others I really didn't care for.  We also got some of the back story on the Hunters.  The Hunters have control over the Reapers and Jordan hopes to end that while freeing the Banished.


This book had everything I was expecting it to have.  There's love (maybe not always romantic), adventure, action, and yes I even cried. Thank you Jacinta Maree for the return trip.  I got to explore more of the Sin World in this story.  If I may say it's just as nasty and scary as my first trip there, I love it.  Thank you for keeping to what I would expect from the Sin World.  It may just be one of my favorite things about these books.  This is a great read that I will recommend to my fellow readers.  I give this story 5 STARS!!!! 


The Reapers is a story that surrounds My Demonic Ghost essentially. We learn more about the Reapers, Hunters and the Deadly Sins in this installment of the series.

Jordan Hastings human life has ended, but his trouble has just begun. He is now a reaper, a lost spirit condemned to collect the spirits of humans right at the time of their death. He struggles with this even tries to ignore it to an extent at the start. Continuing to live with his family until a shadow begins stalking them through Jordan. Raix, Jordan's new pet demon, doesn't make his afterlife any easier. The giant wolf doesn't follow orders well and has trouble adjusting to his new master. Jordan is about to get a crash course in trust and betrayal. 

As with the first book there are a lot of twists and turns and the story flows well, keeping the reader intrigued throughout. Maree delves deeper into the different realms as well as the groupings of characters, which only adds to the suspense. The tug of war Jordan has with his emotions and the expectations placed on him, coupled with possible danger to his family gave this story depth.

This is a must read for anyone that loves a good scary story that definitely has some meat on it's bones. A different take on what the spirit has to endure once the living are dead. You have to start with book 1, My Demonic Ghost, to appreciate the full impact of Mother and the realms.


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Aphrodite's War - Donna Milward

















Aphrodite’s War by Donna Milward

Book Blurb:
Aphrodite despises Aries and when Zeus proposes a contest, the prize being expulsion of her enemy from Olympus, Aphrodite cannot resist. The catch: should Aries prevail it is Aphrodite who must leave her home. Risks aside, she cannot refuse the possibility of a future without her former lover.

The challenge: two mortals must fall in love. It is simple. However, the players could not be more ill-suited. Poetry, a free spirited artist and Adrian, a defense attorney would not normally choose one another. But when gods interfere anything is possible.

Where can you find the first book? AmazonKobo / B&N
 Goodreads
 
Author Bio: 
Donna Milward lives in Edmonton, Alberta in a tiny house with a huge yard. She’s been writing all her life, but decided to put writing on hold to get ‘a real job’ as a meatcutter and build a future with her beloved troll, Dan and her cats Freya, Sully, and Spartacus Jones.

Twelve years later, an invitation to a Romance Writer’s Conference in Washington D.C. led not only to new friends and new knowledge, but to the inspiration to write again. Thoeba was completed the following year.

Donna likes to mix her fascination with reincarnation and all things paranormal with her love of mythology in her work, and has even written her own myth ‘The Sacred Truth” (on earthtothoeba.blogspot.com) as the lore behind Thoeba and future novels to come.

Donna enjoys fishing, gardening and canning. Despite these hobbies, she much prefers city life.

BUY IT HERE: 

http://www.amazon.com/Aphrodites-War-ebook/dp/B00F8LJJSA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379379759&sr=1-1&keywords=aphrodite%27s+war+by+donna+milward

Author links:
Pub site: http://www.staccatopublishing.com/Staccato_Publishing/Donna_Milward.html
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5065526.Donna_Milward
Website: http://earthtothoeba.blogspot.com/

GIVEAWAY
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Schedule for the entire tour of Staccato Publishing Family Autumn tour:
 Sept.18 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Please don't feed the Mimsey ~Mimsey-style post

Sept. 19 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight
Sinful Review ~Review

Sept. 20 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Review & Guest Post
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Sept. 21 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
World's of Wonderment ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 22' THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Sept. 23 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 24 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & author top 10 scarey movies
E.C. Hibbs ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 25 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Please don't feed the Mimsey~Spotlight & Author interview
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Sept. 26 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Review & Playlist
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Sept. 27 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Sept. 28 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
The O'Raven Chronicles ~Spotlight and excerpt

Sept. 29 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Sinful Review ~Review

Sept. 30 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Oct. 1 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & Authors top 10 Greek Gods
E.C. Hibbs ~Spotlight & Author Interview

Oct. 2 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Please don't feed the Mimsey~Spotlight & Guest Post

Oct. 3 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Spotlight
Crystal & Sara ~Review & Spotlight

Oct. 4 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Oct. 5 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight

Oct. 6 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review
Sinful Review ~Review

Oct. 7 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight

Oct. 8 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & Authors top 10
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Oct.9 Pre-release tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Oct.10 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Oct.11 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Spotlight & Top 10
Sinful Review ~Review

Oct.12 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Oct.13 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Oct.14 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & quirky mimsey post

Oct.15 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' BOOK BLAST RELEASE DAY
Bookend 2 BookEnd
Tam's Two Cents
Jacinta Maree
Please don't feed the Mimsey
The O'Raven Chronicles
Oh My Shelves
Romance Bookworm's Reviews
Random Musesomy
Our New Generation For Reading
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle
Becca Anne's Book Reviews

Sinful Review




 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

STACCATO LINE UP


Hello! Hello Everyone!! Staccato Publishing Family has an awesome Fall line up for you! They have an amazing amount of books from equally amazing authors coming out for your enjoyment!! TODAY we celebrate THREE of them!! Check them out below and enter the awesome giveaway Staccato has just for you! 


An Undying Oath by HK Savage

Book Blurb:
Sargent Justin Shaw returned from the war with what is left of his unit, though instead of being hailed as heroes, they are being sought as test subjects. Their last mission behind enemy lines to obtain a WMD ended with them exposed and on the run. Their goal is not only to destroy the weapon, but also the program being run by their own government. Justin and his men have sacrificed everything for their mission. Will it be enough? Samantha James, a girl whose father disappeared almost twenty years ago unwittingly holds the key. When her father returns bodies start to fall. Sam doesn't know who to trust. Both Justin and her father have their own agendas and either one of them could end up with her dead.


Author Bio:
HK lives in the frozen hinterlands of the far North.  The long, cold months provide ample opportunity to hunker down with her computer and create adventures far more enticing than scraping ice and getting frostbite. 

Between books HK reads voraciously.  Anything with a good plot and compelling characters are her broad parameters.  One is as likely to catch her with a copy of Don Quixote as with the latest in Gail Carriger’s steampunk series.

HK practices martial arts, rides her horse, gardens and plays with her family every chance she gets.  Next winter she intends to brush up on her Spanish and escape the cold for somewhere more tropical.


Author links:
Pub site: http://www.staccatopublishing.com/Staccato_Publishing/HK_Savage.html
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4522217.HK_Savage
Website: http://www.hksavage.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HK-Savage/181388721888556




The Reapers by Jacinta Maree

Book Blurb:
The day you die is meant to be the end, but for 18 year old Jordon Hastings, his death was only the beginning.

In a dark and twisted world, lost spirits known as Reapers remain behind after death to help collect the spirits from the realm of the living. A new Reaper, Jordon struggles to accept his fate and lingers in the shadows of his mortal life. But when a demon wolf starts to live through his shadow, hunting his family and friends Jordon has no choice but to leave. As soon as he accepts his new role the truth behind the relationship between Reapers and Angelic Hunters is revealed. His loyalty is tested, making him choose between a corrupted God and a single Banished Spirit.


Author bio: 
Self confessed chocaholic, Jacinta was born and raised in Melbourne Australia with her loving family of five. Even as a child Jacinta had an itch to write. Writing was the one constant hobby she clung to, also trying her hand at piano, flute, tennis, horseback riding and drama.

Jacinta works full time in the family business and spends her afternoons either playing basketball, reading, writing or hanging out with friends. She is always happy to try something new; getting her real estate license, practicing ninjitshu, Zumba and parkour to name a few.

For her future, Jacinta sees herself writing. It is a large part of her identity and something she hopes to continue. Aside from her love of stories she loves Japan and its unique and beautiful culture and history. From their delicious sushi dishes right down to their wooden sandals and kimonos. She is also a huge cat person and loves to snuggle up in front of the fire for a good movie or book. Her favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy but she also loves anything written by thriller writer, Stephen King.  

Author links:
Pub site: http://www.staccatopublishing.com/Staccato_Publishing/Jacinta_Maree.html
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448929.Jacinta_Maree
Website: http://jacintamareeauthor.blogspot.com.au/  



Aphrodite’s War by Donna Milward

Book Blurb:
Aphrodite despises Aries and when Zeus proposes a contest, the prize being expulsion of her enemy from Olympus, Aphrodite cannot resist. The catch: should Aries prevail it is Aphrodite who must leave her home. Risks aside, she cannot refuse the possibility of a future without her former lover.

The challenge: two mortals must fall in love. It is simple. However, the players could not be more ill-suited. Poetry, a free spirited artist and Adrian, a defense attorney would not normally choose one another. But when gods interfere anything is possible.



Author Bio: 
Donna Milward lives in Edmonton, Alberta in a tiny house with a huge yard. She’s been writing all her life, but decided to put writing on hold to get ‘a real job’ as a meatcutter and build a future with her beloved troll, Dan and her cats Freya, Sully, and Spartacus Jones.

Twelve years later, an invitation to a Romance Writer’s Conference in Washington D.C. led not only to new friends and new knowledge, but to the inspiration to write again. Thoeba was completed the following year.

Donna likes to mix her fascination with reincarnation and all things paranormal with her love of mythology in her work, and has even written her own myth ‘The Sacred Truth” (on earthtothoeba.blogspot.com) as the lore behind Thoeba and future novels to come.

Donna enjoys fishing, gardening and canning. Despite these hobbies, she much prefers city life.

Author links:
Pub site: http://www.staccatopublishing.com/Staccato_Publishing/Donna_Milward.html
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5065526.Donna_Milward
Website: http://earthtothoeba.blogspot.com/

GIVEAWAY:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the blog tour for these books to find out more about the authors and characters!!  
TOUR SCHEDULE:
 
 Sept.18 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Please don't feed the Mimsey ~Mimsey-style post

Sept. 19 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight
Sinful Review ~Review

Sept. 20 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Review & Guest Post
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Sept. 21 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
World's of Wonderment ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 22' THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Sept. 23 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 24 'THE REAPER'S' by Jacinta Maree
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & author top 10 scarey movies
E.C. Hibbs ~Spotlight & Review

Sept. 25 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Please don't feed the Mimsey~Spotlight & Author interview
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Sept. 26 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Review & Playlist
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Sept. 27 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Sept. 28 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
The O'Raven Chronicles ~Spotlight and excerpt

Sept. 29 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Sinful Review ~Review

Sept. 30 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Oct. 1 'APHRODITE'S WAR' by Donna Milward
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & Authors top 10 Greek Gods
E.C. Hibbs ~Spotlight & Author Interview

Oct. 2 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Please don't feed the Mimsey~Spotlight & Guest Post

Oct. 3 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Spotlight
Crystal & Sara ~Review & Spotlight

Oct. 4 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Oct. 5 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight

Oct. 6 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review
Sinful Review ~Review

Oct. 7 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight

Oct. 8 'AN UNDYING OATH' by HK Savage
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & Authors top 10
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Oct.9 Pre-release tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle ~Review & Spotlight

Oct.10 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Jacinta Maree ~Spotlight
Becca Anne's Book Reviews ~Review & Character bio

Oct.11 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
BookEnd 2 BookEnd ~Spotlight & Top 10
Sinful Review ~Review

Oct.12 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Random Musesomy ~Spotlight
Oh My Shelves ~Spotlight

Oct.13 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Our New Generation for Reading ~Spotlight & Review

Oct.14 Prerelease tour 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' by Jay Mims
Tam's Two Cents ~Review & quirky mimsey post

Oct.15 'THE GRAY GHOST INN' BOOK BLAST RELEASE DAY
Bookend 2 BookEnd
Tam's Two Cents
Jacinta Maree
Please don't feed the Mimsey
The O'Raven Chronicles
Oh My Shelves
Romance Bookworm's Reviews
Random Musesomy
Our New Generation For Reading
Wine Relaxation and MY Kindle
Becca Anne's Book Reviews

Sinful Review

Sunday, 15 September 2013

My Transformation


My Demonic Ghost- The Reapers 
Available: 17th October 2013

The day you die is meant to be the end, but for 18 year old Jordon Hastings, his death was only the beginning.

In a dark and twisted world, lost spirits known as Reapers remain behind after death to help collect the spirits from the realm of the living. A new Reaper, Jordon struggles to accept his fate and lingers in the shadows of his mortal life. But when a demon wolf starts to live through his shadow, hunting his family and friends Jordon has no choice but to leave. As soon as he accepts his new role the truth behind the relationship between Reapers and Angelic Hunters is revealed. His loyalty is tested, making him choose between a corrupted God and a single Banished Spirit




Monday, 9 September 2013

Book Signing in Australia

Mark your calenders, there's a book signing getting organised happening in Queensland Australia along the Gold Coast. 
Date: March 22nd (Saturday) 2014 . 


More information will be released once the numbers are finalized. 

So exciting, finally an Australian book signing to be proud of.