Friday, January 30, 2015

Espresso Tours Cover Reveal: Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent





Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 9_57_34 AM



I’m so happy to be a part of this cover reveal. I have been a fan of Rachel's since the first Shifter book Stray, was released. When the final book Alpha was released I was longing for more stories but also happy the characters received their happy endings. Now readers old and knew have a chance to step back into the Shifters world. If you haven’t read any of the Shifter books I suggest you get the novella Hunt. It’s a great stand alone read yet sets up events for Lion’s Share.


Scroll below to learn more about the book and Rachel . There also is a giveaway through Rafflecopter.




Lion’s Share by Rachel Vincent
(Wildcats #1)
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.

Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.


Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.

Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.

Author Links:



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anthology Spotlight: Aces Abroad by George R.R. Martin & Various











I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tor in exchange for a review.


The Wild Cards series has been something I’ve wanted to check out for some time, but I confess the number of volumes in the series to date seemed overwhelming. When I received a copy of the latest volume Lowball for review I was surprised to find that I was able to dive right into the series. When Aces Abroad came in the male a week later I decided to read it first since its volume four in the series.


Aces Abroad is a road trip novel. A group In the World of  Wildcards exposure to an alien substance has mutated a great number of citizens. The mutated citizens refer to themselves as Aces ( think superhero’s like Superman), and Jokers ( The most malformed mutations). A council of Aces and Jokers comes together and decides to travel the world to see how Aces and Jokers around the world are living.

One of the main chroniclers of the trip is Xavier Desmond. He is a Joker who is terminally ill. Desmond hides this information from everyone and so his journal entries are the only place he has to share his concerns about his future along with that of the Jokers.


I loved Desmond’s parts ( the were written by Martin) but some of the stories were a little confusing to me . A lot is mentioned about events that went on in prior books so I wasn't really getting the importance  of a lot of the characters conversations. Once the individual stories got started however I was able to enjoy them.

From Haiti, Mexico, Lima and everywhere in between, the travels see how the mutations have effected various cultures. Some are considered God’s others think they are mad but the end result is they find a way to survive.

One of my favorite stories was Beasts of Burden which stars the Joker Chrysalis. This story had elements of voodoo and one of the creepiest creatures I've read in quite awhile.

I also  enjoyed  how Desmond’s journal enlightened the reader on certain topics that could be confusing.

This was an enjoyable read but I would suggest reading at least one book prior in the series  before reading this one.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Winters Respite Readathon Update 2

I'm looking forward to getting lots of reading done this week! I'm good my to read some physical and E- books hopefully some of these:

Day 6 Update
Books Read:
Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy
Total books Read:
6 books 1 novella

 Day 2 Update

Aces Abroad Anthology 
One Grain of Rice

Total Books Read :
5 Books 1 Novella

 Day 1 Update

Books Read:
Hunt by Rachel Vincent
Anna Dressed In Blood
my Purple Kisses
Bristly Hair and I don't care

Total Books Read:
3 Books 1 novella