Blog Tour: Monochrome – H. M. Jones

18757452Release Date: August 1st 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 289
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.


How far would you go to fight for your life and all of your most precious memories?


The cries of her new baby throw Abigail into rage and desperation. Frightened by foreign anger and overwhelming depression, the first-time mother decides to end her life to spare the life of her only child. But before she acts on her dark intuition, she is overcome by a panic attack and blacks out.

When she awakes, everything is blue: the trees, the grass, the rocks and still, scentless sky above her. Everything except the face of the man who stands over her. He is Ishmael Dubois and claims to be her Guide through the dangerous world of Monochrome, a physical manifestation of the depressed mind. But in a place where good memories are currency, nightmares walk, and hopeless people are hired to bring down those who still have the will to live, Abigail starts to wonder if she’ll ever make it back to her family. Despite her growing feelings for her handsome, mysterious Guide, Abigail must fight for the life she once wished to take or fade into the blue.


Hello and welcome to the blog tour for Monochrome, run by the lovely Sage’s Blog Tours. Monochrome struck me straight away as something a bit different and original, and it turned into a really intense and gripping read. The story deals a lot with the idea of identity, and explores Abagail’s identity as a wife and a mother. I really enjoyed the exploration into what makes a person who they are. The idea of a world between life and death that desperate people slip into – and must pay with their memories – is something I found extremely fascinating, it’s also not something I’ve come across before, so I enjoyed reading such a unique twist.

The idea of memories is explored in detail in the novel – the different kind of memories we have, the kind of memories we hold onto, and how precious these can actually be. There were several times when Monochrome really made me stop and think about my own memories, and how important they really are. It certainly makes for a fascinating, and slightly chilling story.

There isn’t a whole lot of action in the book, it mainly focuses on conversations between the two main characters – Ishmael and Abigail, but that doesn’t mean the story is boring. Monochrome is a very dark and haunting read. The world building is just fantastic, and it is easy to slip into the Monochrome world.

Both Abigail and Ishmael are both really likeable characters, and easily relatable – particularly that of the struggling young mother. Ishmael was probably my favourite – a young man who couldn’t escape Monochrome and so took a job attempting to help others free themselves. A dark and haunting story, Monochrome is definitely one that will stay with you long after you’re finished reading.

As a special treat during this blog tour, Monochrome is on sale for $2.99, so grab it now! The author is also hosting a giveaway, which you can enter here!



Book Review: The Anonymous Source – A. C. Fuller

Release Date: June 12th 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Pages: 352
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon. 


A shocking news story, buried evidence and witnesses turning up dead, who is behind this conspiracy?

One year after the 9/11 attacks, Alex Vane–a brilliant reporter for The New York Standard–wants nothing more than to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly controlled world is rocked: his editor buries his story, a source turns up dead, and Alex finds himself at the center of a violent media conspiracy. 

As he receives tips from a mysterious source, Alex enlists the help of a captivating professor, Camila Gray. Aided by an Internet genius, a billionaire’s sexy widow, and a washed-up sports reporter, Alex and Camila discover a $500-million secret that could derail the largest media merger in history.
It’s a secret that unearths dark memories from Alex’s past. It’s a secret that leads back to the morning of 9/11. And it’s a secret that could get them both killed.


Hello and welcome to the blog tour for The Anonymous Source, run by the lovely Sage’s Blog Tours. This book is a really fascinating and exciting read. I must start off by saying that thriller books are not really my thing, but once in a while one crops up that just blows me away, and The Anonymous Source is definitely one of those books. Recently I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy and science fiction, so it was wonderful to read a book grounded in the here and now, and that was something that particularly struck me about this book. It feels real. I felt like I could be in New York at that moment. The detail is brilliant and the author paints a very vivid and real picture of the bustling city streets.

The plot is a pretty fast paced one, but it doesn’t skip over details and definitely keeps the reader entertained and itching to know more. Fuller’s writing is a pleasure to read and it’s easy to get completely immersed in his prose. There were several times where I sat down for a few minutes to read a chapter and before I knew it I’d been sitting for over an hour.The story is an exciting one, lots of clues are left and the reader definitely has to try and root out all the details behind the conspiracy. It’s an absolute pleasure to read and given its setting during the aftermath of 9/11, it adds another layer to an already intriguing and fascinating story.

The characters are also really fascinating ones. Alex Vane is an interesting character to follow around. He’s determined, something of a playboy but ultimately has a good heart.  While Alex is a great character, for me Camilla stole the show a little. Her and Alex make the perfect team and she’s such a great character. I won’t say too much about it so as not to spoil the story, but this one is definitely a book worth reading. If suspense thrillers are your thing, or your looking for something a little different this summer, add The Anonymous Source to your reading list.

Blog Tour: Wish For Me – A. Star

24301457Series: The Djinn Order – Book One
Release Date: April 27th 2015
Publisher: Self – Published
Pages: 155
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon. 



When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.

But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth…a truth neither of them will ever see coming.


This was such an interesting and fun book. As soon as I read the synopsis I was intrigued, a genie who grants wishes and then falls in love with a human? Straight away that sounded like something I wanted to read. Genies aren’t something I’ve read a lot about, but after this I definitely want to read more!

I really liked Glory as a character. She’s really likeable and I enjoyed seeing where her story went. There’s lots of witty dialogue between her and Irving that outright made me laugh, and I definitely enjoyed seeing their relationship come together. Glory is no meek character, she bites back and gives as good as she gets. It was really great to see her and Irving go up against each other, especially given his dislike for humans.

There were a few moments in the book that were a little predictable, but overall I really enjoyed the story and it kept me captivated till the end. As with all books I seem to read recently, there is a massive cliffhanger, but hopefully there won’t be too long a wait for book two.

Wish for Me is definitely not for children, and a word of warning for graphic sex and bad language. If however you’re looking for a light and fun read, this is definitely the book for you. It’s well written, exciting and has some wonderful characters that you’re definitely going to want to see again.

Thank you for checking out my stop on the tour, run by the lovely Xpresso Book Tours. Be sure to check out the other stops and enter the tour give away here!WishForMeTourBanner2

Blog Tour: The Blue Effect – Rose Shababy

Series: Renegade Heroes – Book One
Release Date: September 8th 2014
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 296
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.


Meet your new favourite heroine. Blue Brennan is witty, kick ass and you’re going to love her.

Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.

When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.

Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.
Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.

Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?

This book is fantastic. It has tons of action, it had my gripping my kindle for dear life on more than one occasion. I found this book a really different one to read, it’s urban fantasy but that also doesn’t feel like a complete fit. It mixes science fiction, adult lit and a few other things in between.

The cover is also a lovely one, and one I feel fits the book really well. Despite the fact that the story is about people with supernatural abilities, the whole book feels very realistic and believable. I really liked the characters and enjoyed getting to know them. I don’t want to give too much away, but they’re all very interesting and complex. Blue is probably one of my new favourite heroines. She’s quite witted and stubborn and a really fascinating character.

The Blue Effect is an exciting start to what I’m sure is going to be a fantastic series. If you’re a fan of young adult/urban fantasy, you’re definitely going to want to add this to your wish list.  Your only problem will be waiting for the release of book two.

Can’t wait to get reading The Blue Effect? Scroll down for an excerpt from the book!

“How do you do that?” I asked, finding my voice. I looked around the dance floor, at all the people frozen like 3D photographs. It didn’t make sense that I wasn’t scared by the situation at hand, but fear didn’t factor into my emotional state at all. I also wondered what it would be like to walk through the crowd and note all their bodily contortions and facial expressions, but I held back. At the moment I was more interested in hearing what this man had to say. “How did you make everything stop?”

“As to how I do what I do, I can only tell you that I do it. I know someone that can explain the how better than I. As to this,” he waggled a finger toward the still figures in the room, “this is all you. I can only help you … amplify what you had inside you to begin with.”

It was my turn to laugh, but it was humorless and harsh. “What are you talking about?”

“You have felt different all your life, no?”

“Sure. But doesn’t everybody?” I answered with an eye roll and looked around the room again. “Look at these morons. They’re all playing dress up, hiding their real selves from each other. But the truth is they’re desperate to find someone to love them. Hoping they’ll be important to someone, anyone, because they sure as hell don’t feel important to themselves. Hoping they’ll actually matter. Hoping that someone can take away the emptiness they feel every time they look in the mirror.”

He shook his head. “You are talking about yourself, not them. And they are not all like that. They are not the lifeless paper dolls you think they are, not even the ones trying so hard to stand out. And neither are you.”

His words confused me, and I felt myself growing angry. “Who are you?” I didn’t like the things he made me feel anymore, and I longed for the simplicity of the liquored-up daze I’d enjoyed earlier. I wanted to run away from him, but in the same moment I realized that nothing could have made me turn away from this strange man.

“My name is Kasimir Korsak. My friends call my Kasey. I would very much like to include you in that group.”

I shook my head. “If you know so much about me, you would know that I don’t have friends.” I put as much disdain into the last word as I could. I might want to find out more about the things that were happening, but that didn’t mean I trusted him. “Besides, what possible reason do I have to believe anything you say?”

His eyes were still steady on mine when he spoke. “You already trust me, Blue. You do not want to admit it because I am a stranger, but deep down you

believe me because you hear truth in my words. You look around the room and see truth. You are different. Special.” He held out his hands, palms up in a gesture of openness. “You are like me, only you have not learned how to use your abilities yet.”

Abilities? I gaped at him. What the hell does that mean?

We stood in the strange, echoless silence, neither of us taking our eyes off the other. I wanted his words to be true. I wanted the differentness I’d always felt to be something special, wanted it with an urgency that pierced through the numbness. In the few moments I’d spent with this man I’d felt more emotions than I’d felt in years.

The realization finally brought forth fear, but it also brought excitement, and I wanted more. If his words were true, and he and I were alike, maybe that meant I actually belonged somewhere.

“I can show you if you let me.” He smiled again and as we stared at one another, thoughts that weren’t mine raced through my head.

Give me a chance to show you. There are others like us. You do not have to be alone anymore.

“Why should I?”

“What are your options?” He smiled. “Someone once said, ‘I may never be what I want to be, what I ought to be, but how will I know unless I try?’ That is all I am asking you to do, try.”

“Who said that?”

He grinned wider. “A superhero.”

I rolled my eyes. “You’re kidding, right? This isn’t a fucking comic book.”

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Blog Tour: Synthetica – Rachel Pattinson

Series: Synthetica – Book One
Release Date: April 1st 2015
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 299
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon. 


The debut novel from Rachel Pattinson is an action packed ride.

This city is falling.

Seventeen-year-old Anais Finch lives in a world where everyone is born beautiful, where every dream is a possibility – and where their every move and every piece of personal information is recorded by an ID picochip inserted behind their right ear. When technology giant, Civitas, finally announces the launch of their highly anticipated Scholarly Learning Programs, which allow people to download and learn any subject instantly, Anais can hardly wait.

But not everyone is pleased with society’s progress, and not everyone wants to fit in. When Anais witnesses a brutal murder on an innocent citizen and is implicated in the crime, she becomes determined to uncover the truth, especially when others like it begin to occur all over the city. But it may already be too late for Anais to stop the man who calls himself ‘the Hacker’ before he commits his most appalling crime yet.

This is such a fun and exciting read. As soon as I read the plot I was hooked. Straight away it sounded like a Young Adult/Science Fiction/1984/technology taking over mash up of entertainment, and it completely is. Synthetica will have you caught up straight away, and leave you eagerly anticipating the sequel.

The other thing that completely caught my eye was the cover. It’s such a stunning one and incredibly well designed. It peaked my attention straight away. I would definitely add this one to my favourite covers of 2015. The premise is also a really interesting one. Anais witnesses a brutal murder, but instead of being killed also, she is implicated as the criminal. As she continues to be brought to the attention of the police, she has to fight to uncover the true murderer. I recently read Darkhaven, which also focuses on an innocent person being blamed for a crime, so I really enjoyed reading this so soon after Darkhaven, as it follows a vaguely similar idea, but takes it in a completely different direction.

The characters have plenty of depth in them and are believable, if a little cliché with the overly inquisitive teenage girl. I did really like Anais though, and while there could have been more character growth, I enjoyed reading about her and Xander. There is some romance tangled up in all the action going on, which definitely adds another layer to this exciting read.

I loved the world building and all the technological improvements. Pattinson put a great amount of detail into building a world of the future and it was really interesting to see someone’s interpretation of that. The idea that a job can be chosen for you and you will have it for the rest of your life is a pretty scary one, especially if it ended up something you hated. This adds another layer to a really enjoyable, action packed read that fans of Young Adult Sci-fi will just love!

As part of this tour run by YA Bound Book Tours, Rachel is kindly giving away a $10 Amazon Giftcard, open internationally click here to enter!


Blog Tour: One, Two, Three, Kiss – Emily Kimelman

25604430Release Date: April 19th 2015
Publisher: Self – Published
Pages: 219
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.


A new take on the zombie and vampire story.

The council exists to consider and conduct investigations into the dimensions of the Universe; to examine how far humans are being depleted by zombies; to investigate natural methods, such as by breeding, etc., of keeping up the stock; and in cases of certain future failure of supply to suggest the necessary remedial measures. For the most part it deals with the humans common to all dimensions, but a special sub-committee considers the vampires, and a second the shifters; disembodied spirits are not investigated.

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for One, Two, Three, Kiss, run by the lovely Bewitching Book Tours. This was such a quick and exciting read, as soon as I started reading it drew me in straight away, and I was completely hooked. This contains the box set of the first three books in the series, and with two more books following them, there’s plenty to keep you going – especially with the major cliffhangers at the end of each book, you’ll definitely be hungry for more!

There’s plenty of action in the One, Two, Three, Kiss series. There’s also so much going on. Not only are you getting vampires and zombies, you have shifters and warlocks and lots of interesting characters in between. The protagonist, Darling Price is a fantastic character, and everyone who reads the book seems to instantly fall in love with her. She’s very intriguing and we learn about her bit by bit. I’ll be interested to continue her story even more.

One, Two, Three, Kiss is definitely not for children. There is plenty of graphic violence, as well as adult scenes, but they are not written in just for the sake of being there. The story flows well and has plenty of fun dialogue. If you’re looking for a new take on the urban fantasy genre, this could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Thank you for checking out my stop on the One, Two, Three, Kiss blog tour. Make sure to check out the other stops, and Emily is hosting a give away which includes a $20 gift card, copies of the book, a mug and a tote bag, which you can enter here!

Blog Tour: Crossfades – William Todd Rose

23395412Release Date: May 19th 2015
Publisher: Hydra
Pages: 129
Find It On: Goodreads. Amazon.


Albert only wants one thing in life – to be the lord of his own private hell and eternally torture his victims. And he knows exactly how to get it.

Chuck is hoping for a promotion in his mysterious career – a Recon and Enforcement technician. He rescues souls caught between this world and the next, spending their days in mini-hells known simply as crossfades.

Lydia’s life is full of nightmares. There is no escaping the realm of terror she lives in, unless Chuck can rescue her. But this will be no easy mission. Albert will not let any escape his wrath.

Welcome to the blog tour for Crossfades, run by the lovely TLC Book Tours! The first thing that struck me about Crossfades, as soon as I opened the email about it was the killer synopsis. I knew as soon as I read the first few lines that I had to get my hands on this book, and I definitely made the right choice.

Crossfades is a short book, being just over one hundred pages, but it packs a lot into such a small space. There’s so much going on – I won’t say too much about what that is because I don’t want to spoil the story – but this book is dark, at some points even scary. There’s plenty of graphic horror, as well as a bit of that hair raising, make you need to switch the light on kind of horror too. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Crossfades is definitely the book for you.

I love horror fiction, but sometimes I think the genre can get a bit repetitive – that’s absolutely not the case with Crossfades. It’s dark, different and completely draws you in. It also feels very realistic and believable, there’s a great amount of emotion and depth in the characters, even though we don’t get to delve into their minds for long. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is one hundred percent worth the read.

While Crossfades is only a short novella, there is a sequel entitled Bleedovers, due for release in September. I am immensely looking forward to this, and can only imagine how horrific and fear filled book two will be. If you’re looking for something more exciting than a summer beach read, then I sincerely recommend Crossfades.

As part of this tour William Todd Rose has been kind enough to hold a give away of a $25 giftcard as well as an ebook copy of Crossfades. To be in with a chance of winning simply click here to enter! Thanks for checking out my stop and be sure to stop by the other tour stops for Q&A’s, reviews and more!