BLOG TOUR | THE WEEPING BOOKS OF BLINNEY LANE

 

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The Weeping Books Of Blinney Lane

(Blinney Lane #1)

by

Drea Damara (Goodreads Author)

 

Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical Salem shopping district controlled by a witch’s curse.

Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.

But when her spirited nephew shows up to spend the summer, all bets are off. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.

Will Ricky heed Sarah’s warnings? Or will he accidentally awaken the magical weeping books and send Sarah back to a land she swore to forget?

Get ready for a modern fairy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination.

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review 2Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.

But when her spirited nephew shows up to spend the summer, all bets are off. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.

Will Ricky heed Sarah’s warnings? Or will he accidentally awaken the magical weeping books and send Sarah back to a land she swore to forget?

Get ready for a modern fairy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination.

Sarah Allister runs a quaint little book shop on Blinney Lane in Salem.  She doesn’t just run the shop, she lives above it, never to venture further than a few blocks.  Why you may ask?  It is simple.  Blinney Lane and it’s peculiar shop owners are cursed.  They can not leave, until Blinney Lane marks the next ancestor to take ones place.  And so this begins our story.

The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane is a magical tale of witches, curses, love and faraway lands.  It is a steady paced fantasy, that is so unique it draws you in, piques your interest with tales of curses, traveling books, magic, love and stroomphblutels.

The creatures in Farwin Woods are nothing you have ever read about before.  Each one scary and beautiful in its own way.  Even those who live on Blinney Lane cursed to never leave, are wonderful and magical in their own ways.  Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson,  with its unique and magical characters you are sure to fall in love.

When I first started reading this book, I was not sure what to expect.  I surprised at being blown away.  What a beautiful fantasy world Drea Damara has created.  Simply wonderful and unique.  I immediately fell in love with the characters of Blinney Lane and Farwin Wood.  This story was so magical and special.  A tale of old love and new.  A tale of curses and faraway lands.  If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would.

You are sure to enjoy this amazing magical book.  You will find all of its inhabitants interesting and exciting.  Do you want to just escape and lose yourself?  If you love fantasy and make-believe, then this book is perfect for you.  So give it a go, I am sure it will not disappoint.

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Drea Damara grew up in Illinois working on her family’s farm. Raised in a home of seven with only one television, she spent her free time reading and roaming the woods. She set writing aside to join the Army and later returned to the Middle East, conducting similar work as a civilian. Drea enjoys writing in multiple genres and is currently working on additional installments of her Blinney Lane series.

 

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BLOG TOUR | WEEPING BOOKS

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Welcome to Blinney Lane, a historical Salem shopping district controlled by a witch’s curse.

Sarah Allister just wants a normal life running her bookstore and daydreaming about the handsome deliveryman. Contentment seems within reach, even if she has to deal with the daily phenomena that occur in her shop.

But when her spirited nephew shows up to spend the summer, all bets are off. Now Sarah must keep Ricky from discovering the curse of Blinney Lane and awakening its full power.

Will Ricky heed Sarah’s warnings? Or will he accidentally awaken the magical weeping books and send Sarah back to a land she swore to forget?

Get ready for a modern fairy tale that will sweep you away to lands beyond your imagination.

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Drea Damara grew up in Illinois working on her family’s farm. Raised in a home of seven with only one television, she spent her free time reading and roaming the woods. She set writing aside to join the Army and later returned to the Middle East, conducting similar work as a civilian. Drea enjoys writing in multiple genres and is currently working on additional installments of her Blinney Lane series.

 

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BOOK BLITZ | THE BOSS

The Boss
Abigail Owen
(Fire’s Edge #1)
Published by: Entangled: Amara
Publication date: September 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, he’ll leave, living his last days alone.

Delaney Hamilton moved across the country to escape the freak fires that plague her. But when another suspicious fire erupts and rapidly escalates around her, her hopes for a new life go up in smoke. She has no choice but to turn to the mysterious men who come to her aid.

Finn knows the fire is dragon-caused, which puts Delaney’s problems directly in his jurisdiction. No matter how her wounded grey eyes call to every part of him, he refuses to risk her life in the mating process.

Until another dragon threatens to claim Delaney for his own, and Finn has to sacrifice everything to keep her alive…

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No way was she misinterpreting the need reflecting back at her.

Say it, she silently urged. Too proud to beg out loud. Do something.

“What do you want, Finn?” she repeated.

Please.

He tipped his head down, though his gaze remained on her, but the light in those blue depths shifted, turning from banked need, held ruthlessly in check, to a possessiveness that drew her body into aching awareness.

He pulled lightly on her wrist, drawing her across what had been an impassable chasm of space, until she was flush against his hard body. His other hand came under the fall of her hair to rest against her neck.

She didn’t look away, not even as he lowered his head, his movement agonizingly slow. His mouth only a whisper from hers, he stopped.

“You,” he said. “I want you.”

Finally. She had no idea if she closed the distanced between their lips or if he did. She only knew that she was getting exactly what she wanted.

Sensation forced her eyes closed as the heat of him seeped into her skin, her body flushing with it, swamping her senses. Their tongues tangled, his mouth hard and urgent against hers, like he couldn’t get enough, like he needed to possess her. The speed of her body’s reaction was so fast, so immediate, that she went dizzy with the need, like looking over the edge of a terrifying drop.

She was too out of her element, too out of control, but she didn’t want to stop. She wanted more.

He released her wrist, wrapping his arm around her waist, her softness yielding to his hard body as he held her closer. At the same time, he loosened his grip on her neck, brushing over the sensitive skin at her nape with his fingers.

Shards of electricity zapped from that simple touch directly to her core, which throbbed in response. At the same time, warmth from that touch spread through her on a wave of a feeling akin to total acceptance. Like this was where she was supposed to be. A low moan dragged from her mouth as he lifted her, just enough that it put him in complete control. He slipped a thigh between her legs, then pressed her down.

Holy hell.

Delaney leaned into him, her body softening into his, attuned to what his wicked hands and lips were doing to her even as her heart beat fast has hummingbird’s wings just to be in his arms. She arched into him, moving against him with a moan.

His hand slid under her shirt and he brushed against the sensitive flesh at her waist, his skin warm against hers. Which only made her want more skin.

With eager hands, she tugged at his black t-shirt, breaking their kisses only long enough to pull it over his head. Then she allowed her hands to roam, to feel the rigid strength in his body, loving the heat of him, the bourbon and Coke smell of him.

A shudder shook his body. “I want you.” He paused, then said something else under his breath. Something like, “More than I should let myself.” But then his lips were back on hers, addling her senses and taking over her mind.

A bellow rent the air and jerked Delaney out of the oblivion of pleasure where she floated. She snapped her head up, breaking the kiss to listen. Another sound that she could only classify as a roar broke the stillness.

“What was that?” she asked. Fear, rather than need, had her heart tripping over itself inside her chest. “It sounds like a…wounded animal.”

Finn gave a low rumble that sounded more like a warning growl than anything a human would make, and her heart slammed into high gear. Slowly, dread pulling at her, she turned her head to look directly at him.

To encounter eyes ablaze. Not figuratively. Literally ablaze. Blue flames consumed his irises.

What the hell? Panic spiked inside her, and her breath came out in short, sharp bursts, speeding up as she absorbed what she was seeing.

Adrenaline joined the fear and she shoved his chest. Hard.

She must’ve surprised him, because Finn released her, stumbling back a few paces. She managed to keep her feet under her, then scrambled back, trying not to trip over any rocks in her path.

He held up his hands. “Delaney, don’t—”

She did the only thing she could. She ran.

 

Author Bio:

Award-winning paranormal romance author, Abigail Owen, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

Abigail also writes award-winning contemporary romance under the pen name Kadie Scott. (http://kadie-scott.com)

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BOOK REVIEW |THE ANCHOR IS THE KEY

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The Anchor is the Key

by Linda Anthony Hill (Goodreads Author)
 3.94  ·   Rating details ·  51 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Celeste leads a quiet life as a psychic in a small town. That is… until she is drawn in to a haunting murder investigation. A sweet little old lady client has started spreading the word that Celeste is not only psychic but she is also a healer. She has no desire to be a healer, but now her phone is ringing non-stop. And to top it all off, she seems to have adopted a ghost who has no idea how long he has really been dead.

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Celeste is a psychic in the small town of Gloryville, Texas. She lives a simple and quiet life. That is…until a small sailboat brings her into the middle of a murder investigation. When is restaurant altercation creates a big business boom, Celeste finds that she has more on her plate then she can handle. That is when a blessing in the form of Emma seems to fall in her lap. But when all the pieces of the puzzle start to lead in a completely different direction, she realizes there is more to this mystery than meets the eye. Can Celeste figure it all out time, before the danger find her?

This is the first book from this author that I have read. I found that to be very enjoyable read and look forward to more like it from this author. This book was a very complex, but cozy mystery. Written with a strong female character lead, Celeste is very confident in her abilities as a psychic and it shows in her character’s personality.  I love how she handles the non-believers.  Especially the man who said using her gift to make money was basically a sin, yet she pointed out that he used his gift of a green thumb to make money.  How was that any different.  She handles each person with a calmness that is extroidnary.  She is an amazing woman.  All the characters in this book were interesting and well-developed.  Emma will be a rising star if the books continue.  As Celeste has admitted that she is very powerful and is bound for great things.

Overall the book was mysterious and intriguing. Written at a very steady pace, the book is never rushed and was well thought out. The book contained useful information in regards to the understanding of a psychics world. Providing a realistic view of the main character and plot of the book. there were several twists and turns to the story that will keep you guessing until the very end. The ending of the book it’s left open for another addition. Let’s hope that we get to see more from Celeste and the gang.

4 star

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About Linda Anthony Hill

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Linda was born in Sanford, Florida. Her family moved to Daytona Beach before Linda started grade school. It was a wonderful city to grow up in and Linda had the opportunity to meet people from around the world. She was a published poet before she started High School. Writing took a back seat to travel and then family until she was in her fifties when she decided to publish a book about her and her husband’s haunted house. “Hill House Manor: The Guest Book” is available on Amazon.

Then she was inspired by her grandson, who was afraid of ghosts at the time, to write a ghost story for children age 8 to 12. You’ll find “Branden’s Ghosts” for sale here on Amazon.

Her next venture was inspired by a village in Africa in the country of Kenya. This village is a three hour walk from fresh water. They have no electricity. When her freind, Catherine told her about the village and the school she was helping to promote, Linda was compelled to write a book for the children in that school. This was a labor of love and all profits go to the school. You can find the book here on Amazon as “Sirere’s Calf”.

In 2014 Linda decided to get serious. She joined a writers club and was challenged to write over 20 ghost stories. She found an audience on Facebook. She was further challenged to write a novel incorporating ghost stories with the paranormal and psychic to evolve into a murder mystery. “The Anchor is the Key” is available here on Amazon in paperback and Kindle version.

Linda lives in Texas with her husband Del. She is retired from Dental Technology and spends her time working on her next book “The Spider House”, and enjoying her 3 grandsons and, of course, giving tours of the infamous Hill House Manor.

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BOOK REVIEW | CONTROL

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A Dark Mafia Captive Romance

(Cherish Series Book 2)

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This dark and twisted tale of ownership will make your blood run hot. Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Bestseller Vivian Wood writes dark romance as OLIVIA RYANN.

I wake up terrified, humiliated, and chained to a wall.
The shackles around my wrists mean only one thing.
He owns me now. With his dark glares and barked orders, he is dangerous.
He is my tormentor, my captor, a threat to my very existence. Not to be toyed with.
Even if my frightened mind whispers maybe
Even if I am very curious how such a man came to be.
I am still his dark and twisted pet, to cherish or to scorn.
And I am starting to love the darkness…

Reading Order:

Capture (Cherish Series FREE Prequel)
Control (Cherish Series Book 1)
Covet (Cherish Series Book 2)
Cherish (Cherish Series Book 3)

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In this second book of The Cherish Series, Katherine is caught and sold as at an auction.  Arsen will do anything to have her.  He plans to ruin her as payback for what her family did to his whore Anna.  What she doesn’t expect is to feel attraction to him.  This Monster who has carved his mark on her, so that every man will know she is his.  But when the opportunity arises she must make the decision death or him.

OMG!!! This book series is a thrilling ride.   This book picks up exactly where the first book leaves off and just takes off.   There is so much action and scary thrills, that I could not put this book down.  I was immediately drawn into Katherine’s world and what a world it is.  She is innocent, beautiful and scared.  Monster wants her, needs her, punish her.  He is a dark, scary, sexy beast of a man.  He seems to have a really dark side and doesn’t know how to let it go without resulting in hurting someone.   He is sinister.

Olivia Ryann has really outdone herself with this series, so far.  It is thrilling, dangerous, and sexy hot.  The books flow flawlessly at a steady pace.  The characters are dark and dangerous.  The world she is creating will draw you in and hold you tight.  You will not want to put the book down once you start.  From the very first page it grabs your attention.  A roller coaster ride of emotions throughout, with an oh shit NO!!! ending, that will definitely leave you hanging and wanting more.

Overall this book is a dark, intense and hot read.  It will have you on the edge of your seat biting your nails and so into the story that nothing else will matter.  With dark and edgy characters you will be drawn into the dark underworld that is Arsen’s kingdom.  Think Taken mixed with Fifty Shades!  You will be left begging for more, with a cliff hanger from hell.  Oh Olivia please put out book 3 Covet soon!!!!  I beg you!  Please!!!

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5 star


About Olivia Ryann

Olivia Ryann is the dark romance pen name of Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon Top 20 Bestseller Vivian Wood. She loves poetic phrases and bits of melodic memories. She adores dominant, hard men and soft, fragile women with backbones made of steel. She wants to put them together as often as possible, in unconventional ways.
You can find Olivia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoroliviaryann 

If you haven’t ever read any of her work as Vivian Wood, we suggest beginning with Addiction and Obsession.
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