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Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: Queen & Commander and Hive & Heist by Janine A. Southard

Title: Queen & Commander (The Hive Queen Saga, Book 1)
Author: Janine A. Southard
Publication Date: March 8, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Blurb:**WINNER 2013 IPPY AWARD -- Silver Medal for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book**
On a world where high school test scores determine your future, six students rebel. They’ll outrun society as fast as their questionably obtained spaceship will take them.
Rhiannon doesn’t technically cheat the Test. She’s smarter than the computers that administer it, and she uses that to her advantage. She emerges from Test Day with the most prestigious future career possible: Hive Queen.
Gwyn & Victor are madly in love, but their Test results will tear them apart. Good thing Rhiannon is Gwyn’s best friend. Rhiannon can fix this. Queens can do anything.
Gavin is the wild card. Raised off-planet, he can’t wait to leave again… and he’s heard of an empty ship in orbit. The Ceridwen’s Cauldron.
Both Luciano and Alan fit in the system. They don’t need…

Book Review: Emerald Destiny by Allie Burke

Title: Emerald Destiny (Volume 2, The Enchanters Series)
Author: Allie Burke
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Publisher: BookTrope Editions

Blurb:What happens when the girl you’ve loved since you were six years old runs away from you, effectively breaking your heart again? Evan is about to find out.

Nineteen-year-old Evan spends his time in the woods of Dare Forest where the trees have personality, as close to Abby as he can be. But love has a cruel master and everyone around him has forbidden he contact her.

Abby’s nights are stressed with her Enchanter life, her dreaded nightmares, and her enduring will to save her brother from his own inner darkness. But when Evan speaks to her for the first time in fourteen years, she finds his voice too painful to bear.

Countless times before them, the union between their opposing families has failed and caused unfathomable destruction. The love in their hearts strives to be together forever, but will their destinies brea…

Blog Tour: Review: Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

Title: Threats of Sky and Sea (Threats of Sky and  Sea #1) Author: Jennnifer Ellision Publication Date: May 20, 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Blurb:Sixteen-year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father's past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King's army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree's father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King's assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King's capricious whims prove her and her father's downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It's a good trade. And she has faith she'll get them both out of the King's grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she's the weapon the King's been waiting for in his war.

Now, time …

Book Review: Violet Midnight by Allie Burke

Title: Violet Midnight (Volume 1, The Enchanters Series)
Author: Allie Burke
Publication Date: April 25, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Publisher: BookTrope Editions

Blurb:Look into the world of the Enchanters, where water has a sense of humour, trees scare people, and destiny.

Beautiful Jane is hovering at the edge of content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her energy sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist.

Meet sexy artist Elias, who moved to Hazel Grove, California, to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be losing his mind when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice.

But all is not flowers and ease for the newly joined couple. With a woman who prefers night to day and a man with heartache from his past, they must learn …

Book Tour: Book Review and Giveaway: The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani

Title: The Luthier's Apprentice
Author: Mayra Calvani
Publication Date: May 10, 2014
Genre: Teen and Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Twilight Times Books

Blurb:A Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumoured to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another... When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears...Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma's family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?

Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him. And undo the curse that torments her family—befo…

Book Review: Incantation Paradox by Annamaria Bazzi

Title: Incantation Paradox
Author: Annamaria Bazzi
Publication Date: May 30, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Self-Published

Blurb:A car accident cuts Dolores Reynard’s life short, leaving her with a long list of unfulfilled dreams. When she awakens in a strange bed, inside a much younger body, and living with a new family—she can’t worry she might be going insane. How can she be a teenager again?

Jason Richmond understands the danger awaiting his new house guest. Wanting to ease her concerns, he works to earn Dolores’ trust. But attraction flares in the most unexpected way, and he finds himself caught between setting the situation right and following his heart.

An enduring evil threatens not only the blossoming love, but their lives as well. As Dolores and Jason struggle to unravel the truth behind her resurrection, they find themselves tangled in a web of murder, intrigue and magic. Only together can they hope to overcome the incantation paradox holding them captive.

Kayla's …

Blog Tour: Excerpt: Agony by Kshitij

Title: Agony
Author: Kshitij
Publication Date: March 10, 2014
Genre: Horror
Published by: Partridge India

Book Blurb:
All Set in a small county of Ireland, Agony depicts the struggle of Kewy, a young high school art teacher. Kewy finds herself tormented by a series of haunted dreams, one connected to another. The dreams take her to a godforsaken place, dwell with evil and are surrounded by death, fear and hopelessness. Even when she is awake, she hears strange voices and eerie knockings at her doorsteps. Things buried in her past start communicating with her in the form of nightmares, sickening her soul and making her question her existence.

Kasper is a grocery boy who works at Finke's - a popular shopping store in Louth. He has never seen anyone as mysterious and charming as Kewy. Einin is a catholic teen studying in Kewy's Art History class. She just needed a look at Kewy's face to understand her agonies. Kasper and Einin quickly become comfortable with Kewy and get involved i…