Saturday, January 30, 2016

Blook madness: inside the world of 'bogus books'

An exhibit at the Grolier Club in Manhattan this month explores the things that look like books, but aren’t

 A lunchbox that looks like a book titled Noonday Exercise – circa 1875 – is among the ‘blooks’ on display at the Grolier Club this month in Manhattan. Photograph: Mindell Dubansky/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blog Tour: Mirror World by John Calicchia - Excerpt - Giveaway!


Now Available Sinister by Jana DeLeon

Numbers Ignite, book two of the Numbers Game trilogy, is finally out and rocking it on Amazon!

Vance and Treena think they've escaped the numbers game forever. 

 They're wrong.

After Treena’s disastrous attempt to unite the nation, she has the deaths of hundreds haunting her dreams. Now, with hatred and accusations following her past the border, she’s determined to leave that horrible day behind and find a peaceful, uneventful life with Vance and the settlers. But when she starts seeing mysterious figures hiding in the abandoned cities at night and uncovers a strange desert population, she realizes there’s a danger much greater than NORA to worry about—and she just abandoned her people to their fate. 

 Vance is a prisoner. Being rejected by the girl he loves and put on trial for betraying his clan are bad enough, but now he’s been framed for a crime he never committed. Their less-than-perfect refuge has become the political game of a madman, and Vance is the only one who can stop it—if he can keep from being executed first. 

 Treena and Vance are still very much in the game, and this time it will take everything they have to save those they love.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Book Blitz!
Blood, Milk & Chocolate Part 2 by Cameron Jace


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Release Promo!
On Solid Ground: A Touch of Fate Novella

All the Pretty Lights is now Live!

** Warning ** This book is intended for those over 18 years of age due to mature and sexual content.  

 Have you ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the lights? On the other side of the camera? Better be careful what you wish for.  Daphne Baker is a struggling designer living in a third floor walkup that she can barely afford in Tribeca. When she has the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to L.A. and meet with a world-renowned designer interested in her work, the weekend leads to her surprisingly meeting one of the most famous men in the world.  He's sexy, he's talented, he's rich, he's got it all, right?  Colton Webb is only thirty and yet he's on the verge of becoming "washed out," having seen it all and done it all with the most famous of the in crowd. He's the quintessential Hollywood bad boy. Nothing surprises him anymore, nothing seems real.  That is, until he meets Daphne.  Could she be just what he needs to help find himself again, to find something he never thought existed outside the blockbuster films he makes? To find something... real?  They come from two different worlds, from two very different places. Can she find her way through the chaos to see him for more than the carefully constructed publicity machine he's been made into? Can she hold her own in The "A" List crowd he leads? Is he worth it?  Like the ending of every one of his mega successful movies, will Colton and Daphne find their real life happily ever after, or will it be a tragic love story gone wrong?  Love's safe when watching it play out on screen. It's something very different when you're living it. Daphne's about to find out exactly what it means to be a part of The "A" List. Can she find a way to stay true to herself along the way, or will she end up like the rest of them?  Preorder your copy today and be one of the first to find out, in this full length stand-alone novel with NO CLIFFHANGER. All preorders will include a bonus chapter of book 2 in The "A" List series, THE HARDER THEY FALL. 

You can now purchase All the Pretty Lights on Amazon

More About Tara Oakes

Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She's a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she's not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.

Review Update! Calendar Girl Series Review

By: Audrey Carlan
Rating: ★★★★★

Reviewed By: Jill-Ann Guyette

Beginning this series, you wonder if an author can keep you captivated throughout a dozen books. Well Carlan certainly managed this and left you feeling as satisfied. Each book is no more than 150 pages, making a quick read but one that leaves you waiting for more. And thankfully the wait wasn’t long, with books released at the end of the month. The last, December, was released December 29 and I could hardly wait to have it on my kindle! Now on to my review of the books!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Quote of The Day!

“I'm sorry if I have the emotional stability of a teeter-totter right now, but that's better than you, who has the emotional maturity of a rock.”