Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dawning of Light Cover Reveal

Good morning! Today, I have the great pleasure to be a part of the cover reveal for my girl Tami Lund's new book. And what a gorgeous cover it is!! Below you will find all the info you will need to pre-order the book, links to the Facebook cover reveal party, and giveaway information. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy! 

Dawning of Light by Tami Lund
(Lightbearer Book 2)
Publication date: December 15th, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance

Finnegan Hennigan meets his match in spunky Cecilia Druthers, a woman he can barely stand. Cecelia’s opinion of Finn? He’s an oaf and a killjoy. But, opposites can’t resist each other in Dawning of Light by Tami Lund. You’ll love Book 2 of Tami’s hot fantasy series, Lightbearer, a saga about lightbearers and the shifters who hate to love them. 

The Lightbearers are a group of magical beings who have lived for five hundred years hidden away in their warded and protected coterie. Now that the princess of the Lightbearers is mated to a shifter, their peaceful lives have been turned upside down.

In this second installment of the Lightbearer Series, shifter Finnegan Hennigan is doing his damnedest to keep lightbearer Cecilia Druthers out of trouble. His job is made all the more difficult by the fact that Cecilia doesn't want to stay out of trouble.

Despite their mutual annoyance, sparks ignite between this odd couple. As it becomes increasingly more apparent that someone is out to get Cecilia, the flares of attraction become impossible to resist, and soon, Cecilia and Finn tumble into, well, a closet together. And then the bed. And if Finn wants to keep her there, he's going to need to keep her alive.

Which means figuring out who the hell keeps trying to kill her. 
Content Notes: Hot, Non-sexual Violence, Fantasy, Fairies, Paranormal, Shifters, Suspense

Tami Lund likes to live, love, and laugh, and does her best to ensure the characters in her books do the same. After they've overcome a few seemingly insurmountable obstacles first, of course. 

Tami is multi-published, both self and with a few publishers, including Crimson Romance, Liquid Silver Books, and Soul Mates Publishing. Chances are, there is a new book coming out soon. Be sure to stalk her on social media, so you know when.

And most important, if you enjoyed one of Tami's books, please let other readers know by leaving a review on the site from which you bought it, or on Goodreads. Otherwise, how will they know which book to read next?


The author is hosting a giveaway for some eBooks of Into the Light (Lightbearer Book 1) and an Amazon gift card to celebrate the reveal. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway BOOK RELEASE FACEBOOK PARTY!
Tami Lund is hosting a book release party on Facebook with author takeovers, contests and prizes, and swag, and would love for you to come!

Pre-order Dawning of Light and email Tami the receipt to be entered to win!
Pre-Order Here:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Best Books I Read in 2014

The year isn't quite over but I felt inspired to make a list of the best books I read in 2014. I read some incredible books this year and narrowing it down was almost impossible. Here goes!

No One Else Can Have You - Kathleen Hale. Ms. Hale has come under fire as of late for some questionable activities. I think we can all agree that stalking reviewers is bad. I am not at all condoning the behavior. Moving on. The book is fantastic. I think about it often and I read it almost a year ago. Give me an unreliable narrator, a grisly murder, a sweet love story between two misfits, and town full of zany characters and you have given me my heart’s desire. This book is not for everyone. Some people absolutely hated it. But I loved it and I’m quite looking forward to the sequel.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Holly Black. You might be thinking, not another vampire book, but just hold up a sec. It’s violent and dark and so so good. Imagine a world where vampires have been discovered and banished to a “coldtown,” a fenced in city where all vampires and those infected are sent. Outsiders can watch the happenings in the coldtowns via the internet. So it’s reality tv cranked up a notch. Intrigued yet? You should be.

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart. Unreliable narrator? Check. One really screwed up family? Check. A gigantic plot twist? Check. It’s not the most uplifting book I’ve ever read but this book set the YA world on fire this year and for good reason.

Landline – Rainbow Rowell. I am a gigantic Rainbow fan. A fangirl even. (Ha.) This woman is talented. Landline is her first adult fiction since Attachments (which I also loved to pieces). So often, books and stories stop on the wedding day. This book examines the marriage of a stay-at-home dad and a working mom. Mom has a successful career on the edge of becoming hugely successful and the toll it takes on their marriage. A magical old rotary phone (it works, trust me) gives them another chance at love and it is beautiful. It’s both a heartbreaking story and an uplifting one. Read it right now.

The Diviners – Libba Bray. I loved everything about this book. It’s set in the 1920s and it’s full of flappers and speak easies and jazz. And it’s TERRIFYING. I cannot wait for the second one.

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes. Cry cry cry cry. That was me reading this book. It’s a beautiful and sad story about a quadriplegic and his caregiver. I’m about to cry just thinking about it. Yup. Wiping away tears now.

So there you have it. These books weren’t all released in 2014. Most of them came out in 2013 but I’m usually behind on new releases. All of these books have staying power. They all stayed with me for days (or weeks or months!) and I like that in a book. They don’t all have conventional happy endings but I don’t mind that a bit. All of them have complicated characters and very real conflict. Happy reading!