Blog Tour: Regina Shen by Lance Erlick #Giveaway

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Regina Shen by . This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 till 31 May, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

So far this series contains 2 books: Regina Shen: Resilience (Regina Shen #1) and Regina Shen: Vigilance (Regina Shen #2)

Regina Shen ResilienceRegina Shen: Resilience (Regina Shen #1)

by Lance Erlick

Genre: Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 15, 2015

Blurb:

Outcast Regina Shen is forced by the World Federation to live on the seaward side of barrier walls built to hold back rising seas from abrupt climate change. A hurricane threatens to destroy what’s left of her world, tearing Regina from her family.

Global fertility has collapsed. Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco of the notorious Department of Antiquities believes Regina holds the key to avoid extinction. Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for her family.

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Regina Shen VigilanceRegina Shen: Vigilance (Regina Shen #2)

By Lance Erlick

Genre: Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 15, 2015

Blurb:

Regina Shen is pursued by the notorious Department of Antiquities for her unique DNA. She jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister. Stuck on a heavily-guarded closed university campus, she must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival Antiquities inspectors capture her.

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Blurb of the first two books/ series:

World: This takes place 400 years in the future after abrupt climate change has melted ice caps and flooded the coasts. Civilization collapsed and was replaced by a World Federation that suppresses knowledge from the past. Three-hundred-plus-year-old Grand Old Dames rule using a caste system.

Regina Shen is an outcast condemned by the World Federation to live on the seaward side of Barrier Walls built to hold back rising seas. She is Chinese-Hispanic, tough, lives by her wits, and thrives on salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books from before the Great Collapse. She also has unique DNA the Federation believes can reverse a worldwide fertility collapse. Regina doesn’t trust the Federation.

Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco of the notorious Department of Antiquities polices Barrier Walls and destroys evidence from the past, including print books. Ambitious, she sees Regina as the key to securing her future.

Inspector Vikki Volpe is a ruthless hard-core Antiquities agent who believes Demarco has gone soft and wants the chief inspector’s job.

Book 1 (Regina Shen: Resilience): A hurricane threatens to destroy what’s left of Regina’s world. Separated from her sister, her mom, and her home, with Demarco in pursuit, Regina fights to stay alive and avoid capture while hunting for family.

Book 2 (Regina Shen: Vigilance): Pursued by the Department of Antiquities, Regina jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister, and winds up on a closed-university campus with heavy surveillance. Regina must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival inspectors capture her.

Lance ErlickAbout the Author:

Lance Erlick likes to explore the mysteries of intriguing worlds with interesting, often strong female guides facing and overcoming adversity as they try to change their world. He hopes readers will enjoy his writing as they discover different worlds, going places they may never have been.

He writes science fiction thrillers, appealing to young adults and adult readers. He is the author of The Rebel Within, The Rebel Trap, and Rebels Divided, three books in the Rebel series. In those stories, he explores the consequences of following conscience for those coming of age. He authored the Regina Shen series—Regina Shen: Resilience and Regina Shen: Vigilance. This series takes place after abrupt climate change leads to the Great Collapse and a new society under the World Federation. A related short story is: Regina Shen: Into the Storm. Lance is also the author of unrelated short stories: Maiden Voyage and Watching You.

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Regina Shen. These are the prizes you can win:

– a 25$ amazon gift card

– signed copy of Regina Shen: Vigilance by Lance Erlick (US Only)

– 3 signed postcards of the Regina Shen series (US Only)

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

20 Books That Made You Fall in Love with Reading From Goodreads

20 Books That Made You Fall in Love with Reading

I saw this on Goodreads and I thought cool, I have been thinking about books I read growing up. I am having a hard time remember all the awesome books I read. I loved to read when I was growing up. something I did all the time.  Of course I wanted to read the books I liked not the ones assigned in school, even though there were many great books. Well Goodreads has a list of 20 Books that made you fall in love with reading. Only 3 books were on the list that I liked or remembered reading so I thought I would share my list of books that I can remember reading:

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Where the Red Fern Grow

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E.Frankweiler

Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics)

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Hardy Boys 01: The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys)

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Matilda

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Little House on the Prairie (Little House, No 2)

Black Beauty

Tom Sawyer

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

The Outsiders

That Was Then, This Is Now

Go Ask Alice

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Harriet the Spy

Old Yeller

Sounder

Flowers In The Attic

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These are some of the books that I remember reading when I was younger. I loved all the books and of course had to read more from each author. I remember reading Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and not able to put the book down. I loved reading all of Judy Blooms books.

The same thing with the Outsiders, read all that was written by the Author S.E. Hinton. I thought all these books were awesome. I loved the Flowers in The Attic series as well. I have never watched the movie though.

Of course I read more then this list, I just cant remember them all. But thinking of these books bring back wonderful memories of my childhood. Back when I was young we had no electronic devices to play with, lot of the time there wasn’t anything to watch on tv. so I spent most of my time reading.

Do you remember what you read when you were young?

What books do you remembered that you loved to read?

 I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Book Review: The Fairy Tale Bride by Scarlet Wilson

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Title: Fairy Tale Bride

Author: Scarlet Wilson

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Series: Montana Bride Series

Release date: May 4th 2015

Website: www.scarlet-wilson.com/

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Synopsis:

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

Lisa Renee loves weddings. As owner of Marietta’s bridal salon, Lisa takes charge when a celebrity wedding rolls into town and does what she does best: hosting the fairy tale wedding her clients dream of. But the celebrity’s badly behaving bridesmaids shatter Lisa’s poise, excitement, and hopes of putting Marietta and her boutique on the map. The only place she can find peace is on the pediatric ward of the local hospital where she volunteers, a place that holds more meaning to her than anyone knows. Leave it to the handsome and charming new doctor to change all of that…

Dr. Adam Brady is enjoying his new job and anonymity at Marietta’s hospital, but he hasn’t been able to focus entirely since the gorgeous business owner and hard-working volunteer piqued his interest. As he spends more time with her, sparks fly, and he realizes that he’s not the only one in Marietta with secrets…

 

my review

The Fairy Tale Bride by Scarlet Wilson is a story that you would find in Fairy Tales and I loved it. It was just the type of sweet romance story I needed to read. I read this book in a few hours, and left a smile on my face.

The story is pretty quick, and I liked the fact that it wasn’t drawn out.  There were a few misunderstandings and I loved how that was resolved quickly and how the chemistry between Lisa Renee and Dr. Adam Brady was totally there.  I also loved how the author wrote in about Lisa Renee volunteering at the hospital and how come she was doing it. I felt that was important.

Now of course I would love to read the story about the celebrity wedding. And of course how Lisa Renee’s bridal salon is doing.

If you want to read a quick story that will put you in a better mood this one will.

I love reading all the Montana born series, so many awesome writers, I can’t wait to read more.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review, thanks to Tule Publishing for making this book available. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

 

The Series:

Fairy Tale Bride

His Blushing Bride (Montana born brides #2)

Bride by Mistake (Montana Born Brides Book 3)

Finally His Bride (Montana Born Brides Book 4)

 

 

 

 I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Release Day Blitz: Embrace S.Layne

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Book Title: Embrace (The Affairs Series, #2)
Author: S. Layne
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 2015
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Liam Parker crash landed into Laurie’s life when everything else was crumbling all around her. Her marriage and career were in pieces and her mind was left spinning.

But one touch from Liam, and Laurie could forget everything else around her.
She thought she had it all figured out.

As Laurie lost herself in Liam’s warm caresses and his commanding blue eyes, her husband refused to go quietly into the night. While Laurie fought to move on, it was James who was working his way back into her life, fighting for the marriage they had once held dear.

Forced to make choices she never imagined having to make, Laurie finally found herself on firm footing, knowing which way she was going to turn.

But then life threw her another curveball. And when she once again began picking up the pieces, learning how to survive and rebuild after everything exploded, there was only one man still there, one man who remained by her side, showing her that sometimes life isn’t about learning how to survive…

It’s about learning how to thrive.

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S. Layne currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Book Blitz: Chasing Bristol by Shane Morgan #Giveaway

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Book Title: Chasing Bristol (Finding Trilogy, #2)
Author: Shane Morgan
Genre: New Adult Suspense
Release Date: April 20, 2015
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Bristol is trying to move on from a cheating ex. The last thing she wants are roses, gifts, and suggestive notes popping up at her apartment and at work.

When Bristol meets Mason—a charming and sweet guy who wants a chance with her—she’s convinced that he is the mystery guy trying to capture her heart. The thought fizzles when what appeared to be harmless turns into something much more terrifying, and Bristol realizes that Mason isn’t capable of such things—not in his position.

Bristol’s secret admirer is determined to have her for himself, no matter what. Will she have the courage to fight?

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Shane Morgan is a bestselling author of contemporary romance, suspense, and urban fantasy. She lives in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island with her amazing husband, who doesn’t mind being surrounded by books or inspiring the male characters in her stories. Aside from writing, Shane enjoys blogging, reading, listening to music and watching movies.

 
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Sales Blitz: Determined by Elizabeth Brown

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Author: Elizabeth Brown
Genre: Erotic Romance
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Samantha Sharp always knew her direction in life. Do well in school, attend a top university, graduate with honors. Having secured a plum gallery job right after graduation, she was well on her way to accomplishing her goals. That is, until a chance meeting with a handsome stranger made her question her life’s entire course.

Billionaire David Keith was sexy, successful, and on the wish list of every woman in San Francisco. Sam knew it was dangerous to hope she was different than all the women David normally dated, but for the first time, success wasn’t the only thing on Samantha’s mind. Would this distraction be her undoing?

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When I returned to the bedroom, David was upright in bed, dressed in his own matching white terry cloth robe, checking his phone. He put the phone on the nightstand and turned toward me.

“Is one of your companies in the robe business?” I joked, climbing into the huge bed.

“My companies? You’ve been doing your homework, Ms. Sharp.”

“Just a little internet research”

“I see.” Was he egging me on?

“I wanted to make sure you weren’t a psychopath,” I explained, sweetly.

“And what else did you find out, Ms. Sharp?” he looked at me with lightness in his eyes. I think he was amused.

“Just that you run a very successful venture capital company, and that you have a reputation as quite the ladies’ man …” I trailed off, indicating that perhaps he could address the rumors. He looked at me hard, flirting with his eyes.

“Well, I do in fact own a very successful venture capital company. And as far as the women, I enjoy them, present company especially.”

“Hmmmmm,” I replied slowly, furrowing my brow. I gave him a confident stare. “Are you always this slick?”

“Slick?”

He looked hurt. Or, wait, was he mocking me? I couldn’t tell. Did I offend him? I decided to clarify.

“I mean, you know, with all the ladies you bring back here. You somehow knew that my dress was going to end up on the floor of your bedroom tonight, and look,” I gestured to the pool of sequins, “there it is. You clearly have your routine down, not that I’m complaining …” I trailed off.

His eyes darkened, and his smile faded into a thin line. I stiffened. Crap, was that too far? I didn’t mean to insult him.

He looked away and took a deep breath.

Shit, he is mad. I fucked this up. Way to go, Sharp. You just had the best fucking sex of your life with a hot man-god, and now you’ve blown it. A pit opened in my stomach. I took a deep breath and braced myself.

He turned back to me.

“You seem to have me all figured out, don’t you Ms. Sharp?” His tone was cool and neutral. I couldn’t tell what he was thinking.

“Don’t I?” I tried to project confidence, but I was trembling inside. I wasn’t sure I wanted to hear what was next, but I knew I needed to know. Even if it confirmed what I’d been trying to ignore. If I was going out, at least I was going out guns blazing.

“Well, no, Ms. Sharp.” He stood up and slipped on his boxers before he continued. “Do I go on dates with a lot of women? Yes. In my line of work, I have a variety of social engagements that I must attend as part of my job, and a date is often foisted upon me. Being single and straight in this city also means I am often at the receiving end of every mother and grandmother with a single daughter. Samantha, I am a polite man, and unattached, so I have very few good reasons to refuse a date. So, yes, I do go on a lot of dates. But those dates are different than what is going on here. This,” he gestured to the space between us, “in case you haven’t noticed, Samantha, is electric.”

My heart flew, and I tried desperately to keep a grin from taking over my whole face. He continued.

“Just so we are clear, I do also have sex with some of my dates, kill me, I’m a man. I have needs.” He shrugged his shoulders and sat back on the bed. “But I never bring them here.”

Meet the Author

Contemporary Romance writer and self-professed Charlie Hunnam junkie, Elizabeth Brown used to make fun of her mom for reading romance novels.
Now she’s eating her words.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl