Friday, May 25, 2012

Goodbye Post! Elanraigh: The Vow Blog Tour Last Chance to win!

This is the end of the Elanraigh: The Vow Blog Tour, and I am sad to say goodbye! Sandy Hunter (S.A. Hunter) is an amazing author who has written a fabulous YA Fantasy. Read after the book blurb to learn how you can win author Swag and a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Author: S.A. Hunter
Genre(s): YA, Fantasy
Published: 2012

Only Thera of Allenholme hears the voice of forest-mind…and heeds its warning . Thera doesn’t know why the Elanraigh forest-mind chose her, of all the Allenholme folk, to hear its voice and to awaken her gifts of mind and spirit. The Elanraigh sends a warning dream; black sails swooping toward Allenholme from across the western sea—the Memteth, an ancient enemy, armed with blue fire that hungers to consume life. As Thera awakens to her gifts of bonding with raptor birds and reading hearts, the knowing; she also awakens to love. Will she choose Chamakin the young Ttamarini warrior who is a kindred in spirit to her, or the polished young nobleman who covets her beauty even more than her estate? Forest-mind is aware she is yet too young for such power and responsibility. It has no choice—the lives of all Thera’s people and the existence of the Elanraigh Forest itself, depend on Thera fulfilling her destiny. Can she learn what she must of gift, and heart, to survive what comes their way?

Hunter has made a unique world that I want to visit!

About the Author

Sandra attended school in Victoria, B.C. and later graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in English Literature. After her daughter came along, she chose to work close to home and indulge her love of animals by working for an amiable, if thrifty, veterinarian. She believes in promoting the right of all creatures to live the existence that Nature intended. This value is strongly evoked in her novel.

Sandra’s always lived at the edges of ocean and forest, so it came naturally to have a sentient forest as a major character in Elanraigh: The Vow. She loves kayaking the scenic Island coastline, swimming and walking. She has a ready sense of humor and an optimistic outlook (a good thing when you’re a writer).

Her publications include Dark Fantasy short stories in pro magazines and she is currently working on a sequel to Elanraigh: The Vow.

Giveaway Time!
Sandy Hunter is giving away some amazing prizes for her blog tour's Grand Giveaway. There will be three winners. One winner will get a print copy of the book (US) only. The second winner will win a Signed Bookmark (US and International), and the Third winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card (US and International)! Please fill out the Raffle below to enter and Good Luck!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

From Love & Pain Blog Tour, Author interview and Giveaway! Win Swag!

It's time for another fabulous interview with author H.A Caine! If you haven't read my review yet, please read below, no doubt you will want to buy the book :) Read after my review for an interview with the author and guidelines on how to win some amazing author Swag!

Title: From Love & Pain
Author: H.A. Caine
Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
My Rating:
29 year old Adrian ran away from an imprisoning and abusive household at the age of 19. For years he ran, living on the streets and in shelters, taking crappy jobs to save a little money. Ten years of struggling and now he is a successful partner of a security company. Under the guise of running the security company, Adrian and his best friend and the people who work for them help others who live unfortunately. Like Adrian, not one of his employees have a nice past. They're all running from something, never letting their guards down and they don't want others to suffer as they have. But Adrian makes the mistake of falling in love with a young man when he's 27. For a while, he gets to experience what it's like to be a normal man. He never thought he could be happy, but Jaxon makes him the happiest man in the world. Only it can't last and Adrian is forced to leave or risk Jaxon's life. But his demons caught up with him long before he realized and now no ones safe. Can Adrian save Jaxon before it's too late? And can Jaxon forgive him for walking away?

Want a story that has everything?
Action, adventure, a dark past, happy moments, suspenseful moments, and best of all... sexy moments! 
Then add From Love & Pain to your "To-Read" shelf today :)
Caine has done a wonderful job of making a memorable story that you won't want to end. Everyone loves to read about love but it is very rare when you get to read about a different kind of love. Adrian is a man, who falls in love with a man....for some, this is a touchy subject but I think we all need to learn about what kinds of love are out there....isn't love what we all strive for in our lives?

The Book addresses some very important issues that are present in the world today, one of these being abuse. If you have followed my blog for awhile then you know that I am a very strong advocate against abuse and bullying. As a victim myself, I am drawn to books that address these issues and there is nothing I love more then seeing how the main character rises above their trials. 

I don't want to give to much of the story away but reviews are raving about this book and after reading the synopsis, I think you will already be hooked to find out more about Adrian and his life.

Read below for an excerpt from the book and interview with the author.

About the Author

H. A. Caine lives in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. She has hopes of becoming a great writer and one day opening her own bakery. She even has the name and layout already decided. Among other writing projects she's working on her very own first series, Boys in Love. The first book, Letting Go, will be available later this year.

She enjoys reading and has a passion for writing. But more than anything, she loves hearing from her readers.

What made you want to write?
First off, I want to say thank you for having me here.
Now, I've always written. I enjoy being able to express myself. To know I can not only create characters but give them a story is amazing and a true joy. Writing is an escape for me and its one that I thoroughly enjoy.

Where is your favorite spot to read?
Gosh, there's so many. I guess I would have to say my absolute favorite spot to read is in my bedroom. With the lights out, the fan on and the blankets pulled up, I can sink my teeth into a book and get swallowed up into the characters and their story.
A good book is one you can disappear into.

Do you have friends that you rely on to help you in your writing?
I do. I rely on my friends on Goodreads and those I've met through writing. They're truly amazing. My family is proud of me but my friends are my real support. :)

What is your next project?
I'm working on a series, Boys in Love. The stories will be completely different from From Love and Pain but kind of similar in a way. I know, a contradiction, right? What I mean is, as in From Love and Pain, love will be a big focus as well as struggle. But the struggles will not be the same. These will be more on internal/acceptance and change. Not angsty just not easy.

What are you hope for your writing career?
To connect with my readers and write to my little heart's content.

Excerpt From the Book
Jaxon laughed softly as he remembered the fun night they had after dinner that day. When they had awakened the next day they were both covered in ingredients needed to make perfect banana splits and the hardwood floor was covered with chocolate and caramel syrup. It had taken them hours to clean the whole mess, but neither one complained, remembering the night before.
It still hurt Jaxon when he thought of Adrian's disappearance. That night Adrian had told Jaxon that he loved him too so he knew it wasn't that, that had scared him off. But he knew Adrian well enough to know that he had a reason for what he had done.
Jaxon only wished Adrian had taken the time out to tell him what that reason was. He would’ve done everything in his power to help the man he loved. There wasn't a day that went by that Jaxon didn't miss him. He knew that no matter what happened he would always love Adrian.
And he knew that where ever Adrian was a part of him still loved Jaxon, too.

Giveaway Time!
The author is having an amazing giveaway with tons of free author swag! All you have to do is comment on this blog post to be entered. Please leave your name and email. Read below for the giveaway details and rules. 

Grand Giveaway Entry Rules!
There will be THREE Grand Giveaways! First, Second and Third.
The grand prize(s) are…

First Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain, Author Swag( From Love and Pain coffee mug, notebook, banner, and a pen) and one ebook copy of all future books that I write. These will be given before or the day of releases.

Second Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain and one ebook copy of any e-book reviewed on my site. (at the the top of the author's page there is a box that reads “Reviews”. All reviews have been copied and pasted there.)

Third Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain.

Grand Prize Entry Rules: The Grand Prize giveaways are open to the U.S ONLY. Please leave your name and email in a comment on any of the blog stops or on any tour posting, to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be chosen using Grand Prize winners will be announced on the author's blog and on the author's facebook page on May 22nd, 2012. Follow my the author's blog or like my her page to guarantee you won’t miss the announcements. This is not mandatory to be entered into the drawings. Winners will have 14 days (2 weeks) to contact the author and claim their prize. If prizes are not claimed in the allotted time period, the prize will go to the next person. And so and so on. Thank you for your participation. To view all the rules or contact the author, visit HERE

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