Spotlight and Giveaway- A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Alyxandra Harvey’s latest release, A Breath of Frost, hit stores last week.  I loved the Drake Chronicles, so I’m geeked to give a copy away, thanks to Walker Books!

About the book:

In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?

About the Author

Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet, Stolen Away and the Drake Chronicles series. Alyx likes medieval dresses and tattoos and has been accused of being born in the wrong century – except that she really likes running water, women’s rights and ice cream. She lives in an old Victorian farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, her dogs and a few resident ghosts. www.alyxandraharvey.com

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Spotlight and Giveaway–Afterparty by Ann Stampler

 

Ann Stampler stopped by the virtual offices with a quick This or That as she celebrates the release of Afterparty.  Check it out, and then enter the giveaway below.

City or Country?

City. I like to visit country, especially country with a beach. But I prefer living in town, where there’s a lot going on. And especially in my town, where we have some many different cultures all mixed together.

About the book:

A toxic friendship takes a dangerous turn in this riveting novel from the author of Where It Began.

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Early Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

The Rule of Three

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I love the premise for The Rule of Three – one day while Adam is at school, the power goes out.  Only it’s not just the power that’s no longer working.  Anything with a computer chip is effectively useless.  Newer cars, laptops, cell phones.   Totally inoperable.  As the days stretch out and the power grid isn’t restored, Adam sees first hand the desperation as people try to provide the most basic needs for their families.  Food and water are at a premium.  Everything that Adam has taken for granted crumbles around him.  If not for his crafty and resourceful neighbor, Adam, his family, and the their entire subdivision would be in deep, deep trouble.  With the power still out weeks later, Adam begins to wonder if this time without power will be the new normal for many years to come.

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Alliance by Aubrie Dionne

Alliance (Book #3)
by Aubrie Dionne
Young Adult

“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?


Check out the first two books in the series…





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Spotlight and Giveaway – The Holders by Julianna Scott

 
The Holders (Holders #1)
Release Date: 03/05/2013
 
Summary from Goodreads:
17-year-old Becca spent her whole life protecting her brother from, well, everything. The abandonment of their father, the so called ‘experts’ who insist that voices in his head are unnatural and must be dealt with, and the constant threat of being taken away to some hospital and studied like an animal. When two representatives appear claiming to have the answers to Ryland’s perceived problem, Becca doesn’t buy it for one second. That is until they seem to know things about Ryland and about Becca and Ryland’s family, that forces Becca to concede that there may be more to these people than meets the eye. Though still highly skeptical, Becca agrees to do what’s best for Ryland.
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