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Friday, April 24, 2015

UNICORN KEEP by Angelia Almos #Free on #Amazon

Unicorn Keep

A young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.

Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.

Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention brings unforeseen complications for both of them.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The #FAE20KGIVEAWAY





Hey there! It's Sarah Fae here from FaeBooks.co.uk. Today I'm 
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

IMMORTAL by Angelia Almos is #Free on #Amazon

Immortal

Arianna seeks help from rogue adventurer, the Hawk, to save her criminal brother from the gallows. If her brother is hanged her entire family will be exposed as immortals when he doesn’t die. But is she willing to pay the price the Hawk asks in exchange for his assistance?

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Whitelighter by Angie Derek is #Free on #Amazon

A steamy paranormal romance novella about a young witch whose special powers make her a target to to any vampire who catches sight of her.
Lily Conner is a witch with an unusual side effect to her powers – she glows like a neon white light to all supernatural creatures. A vampire who kills her will absorb her light gaining the ability to use magic. Two years ago her family was killed when a pack of vampires followed her home. She barely escaped with her toddler sister in tow. Now she lives on the run with her four-year-old
sister and a vampire bodyguard.


Reyes Vega lost his whitelighter sister to vampires several years ago. When he meets Lily and her sister he knows he can’t let another whitelighter fall victim to the vampires and sets out to protect her
from the same fate as his sister.


Monday, March 30, 2015

10 Reasons Why The Bourne Legacy is Awesome!

Beware there are going to plenty of spoilers in this post if you haven't seen The Bourne Legacy yet.

1. This guy right here! Jeremy Renner. I was one of those who was livid when I heard they were continuing the series without Matt Damon. But I quickly changed my opinion once I saw Jeremy Renner in action as Aaron Cross.


2. And this gal! Rachel Weisz. She is always awesome whenever she joins an action movie. I was immediately hooked as soon as Dr. Marta Shearing came on screen. Rachel plays smart so well (probably because she is super smart :-)). The first thing I loved about Marta was her intelligence, then we see her kindness to both the subjects of the tests and her coworkers, and then we get to see her in action.


3. The shooting at the lab! This scene was incredibly intense. And my first thought was, all those other workplace shootings, what if one of them had been a clean-up from a government? And that's what good movies do they take from the real world, show the horror of something that does happen, and give a reason for it which is even more horrifying than the real world instances.


4. This action sequence is beyond awesome and we all need to bow down to the stunt coordinators for this sequence. The clip shortens it down (boo), but you can get the basics from it.


5. Sadly, I couldn't find a picture of Marta shooting at Aaron and her attackers once Aaron jumps in and stops them from killing her. I just love that as soon as she is released she runs for the gun and shoots at everyone. You go girl!


6. In the clip under #4 at 1.22, we have my absolute favorite of Aaron climbing up the side of the house.



7. And this talking scene between Aaron and Marta. I love the intensity between the actors as he's judging whether she's telling the truth.

8. This is one of my favorite sequences (and that's saying a lot) in the movie. The Number 5 scene. Aaron has just rescued Marta from being assassinated and in one quick scene we see how efficient Aaron is in clean up and planning while Marta is catching up mentally. Then we find out just how little Marta knows about her test subjects.


9. This sequence (which is shortened in the above clip) shows through an action sequence how much Marta and Aaron have grown to care about each other. Aaron has already told Marta to go out on her own, as he is sick, and she will be safe using the techniques he's taught her. At this point, he has woken from his fever (though she doesn't know that) and sees that the cops are about to storm the place they were hiding out in. Marta could turn around and go, disappear, and be safe, but she chooses to warn him even though it puts her right into the sights of the cops. After he escapes, he could choose to run to safety, but instead he follows the sounds of the police pursuing her and rescues her. Big kudos for Jeremy and Rachel in those last few seconds of dialogue in showing their relationship. Something I really enjoyed was how they were able to make that connection and show it with just looks and a few words while running for their lives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JUMPING THOUGHTS by Angelia Almos #Free on #Amazon

A short-short story.

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a junior equestrian in the middle of a show jumping competition?

Cassie will give you a peek while she rides her energetic mare, Classy Lady, through a tough course of jumps.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Blast and #Giveaway: Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode



Numbers Game 

Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life—and boyfriend—back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart.


Excerpt

“Your Rating is wrong,” Vance said. “Their precious Rating system says absolutely nothing about you and what you’re capable of.”

I shook my head. “So far, everything I’ve done has proven my number absolutely correct.”

“Treena.” His tone softened. “I don’t know why you that happened to you. But I do know one thing.” He stopped on the step below me, and I whirled to face him. We were the same height now, and his expression was fierce. “You are the most loyal, the most determined, and the most fascinating girl I’ve ever met. No number could ever describe you.”

The deadness inside cracked, and the pain came flooding back. I felt like a five-year-old again. Falling, grasping for a handhold, for something to save me. “It doesn’t matter now. Tali's dead.”

He gave me a long look. Then he sat down, right on the steps, easing me down next to him. I lay my head on his shoulder and let him pull me close. The warmth of his embrace felt completely and utterly right. For a long moment, I allowed myself to forget about the past few days. There was no empress, no punishment mode, and no mission. There was just us. The world was cool and dark, and his touch sent my heart pumping as if it had just awakened from hibernation.

“Dying isn't the worst thing to happen to someone,” he continued thoughtfully. “Anyone coward can die. The hardest thing is being left behind, trying to make sense of a world without them.”

I tilted my head back and allowed myself to look up into Vance’s eyes. They were dark, pulling, as if absorbing all the light that entered, saving it for some future purpose. His eyebrows were choppy, untrimmed, and his lips chapped. But somehow, it worked. It was simply . . . him. No surgeries, no tallies of volunteer hours and checklists. Vance just took life one day at a time, keeping his family safe, trying to put the pieces of himself back together. I could see it, the pain in his heart. It was something we shared now.

A warm feeling spread through my chest until I thought it would burst. This was who he really was. The tumultuous battle within him seemed to have trickled away, leaving one gallant, vulnerable boy. A boy who was looking at me as if I were something precious—who looked at me, instead of at my Rating. His eyes flitted between mine, his confidence replaced with uncertainty.

“It feels good to finally choose sides, doesn’t it?”

“Whose side are you on, then?”

His chin was just above mine, and he lowered it until our eyes were level. Then his hand tilted my chin upward toward his. His fingers brushed the side of my face, cradling it gently in his firm hand. I felt his breath on my face, felt the battle within him as well as I felt it in myself. But something pulled me toward him.

“Yours,” he said. He closed the distance between us, slowly, then paused.

And our lips met.

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Praise for the Book

"Gripping, from beginning to end . . . a tale as action-packed as Divergent yet as introspective as The Giver. . . . Sure to be an instant classic in the genre." –R.J. Craddock, author of The Children of Cain series

“Fluent and engaging . . . brimming with fabulous characters and intrigue that will keep you flipping pages. Can't wait to read the next book in this series!” –Adrienne Monson, author of the Blood Inheritance trilogy

“Had me hooked from the first page to the last . . . Thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend!” -Randy Roberts, BoredShorts TV (Kid History/Kid Snippets)



rebecca rAuthor Rebecca Rode

REBECCA RODE is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of the inspirational book, How to Have Peace When You’re Falling to Pieces, and writes for Deseret News, KSL.com, FamilyShare, and Provo Daily Herald. However, her true love is writing for teenagers. She enjoys playing with her four children, traveling, reading, and martial arts, and she has a ridiculous addiction to her husband's chocolate-banana shakes.






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