Amber Smoke Special Edition: Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Amber smoke_approved_hi res Kristin BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Amber Smoke by Kristin Cast
(The Escaped #1)
Published by: Diversion Books
Publication date: June 9th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

The door to the massive New York Times bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series has closed.  Now, Kristin Cast kicks down a new door to welcome her millions of fans to her latest sizzling series.

There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back.  He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets.  First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life.  Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another.  Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.

Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the young adult House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits, and a thriving t-shirt line. The first book in her new adult paranormal romance series releases June 9th, 2015!

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Impulse/Block City: Mama and Hazel episode 1


For our first installment in the book review series, we have two fine selections for your enjoyment.  Mama’s pick is a steamy romance with a suspenseful twist, and baby girl is all about the blocks!

Impulse is a fast paced, gripping romantic read with some rather juicy bits sprinkled in for good measure. No slow start or shaky character development to be found, only steamy action packed goodness. As one of my first genuine contemporary romance reads, I wasn’t sure how I would take to it even though I greatly enjoyed previous works by miz Walters. Color me impressed as this was rather fun and such a great read in fact that I gave up hours of one of my most precious resources…sleep. 5 well deserved stars
This is part of the Infinitus Billionaire series launching later this month, be sure to pre-order now for only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle!
**As part of the street team for EB Walters, I received an ARC for free, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.**

IMPULSE (Infinitus Billionaire Book 1)

Block City is a lush, colorful block building adventure, with text from the classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Daniel Kirk’s bright illustrations capture the pure joy and imagination of the little boy as Stevenson’s words set the magical tone. Follow along as the lyrical prose takes you and your child on a grand adventure around Daniel’s world. Hazel says: I like blocks and this has lots of blocks. We give this book 5 stars for all the fun!

Block City

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A New Year Means a New Start



Took some much needed time off, now we’ve got our goals in check, somewhat. I’m going to do something new and post reviews, mostly books, a little music and movies, and a smattering of products/services. You’ll be seeing more division between posts, i.e. mom vs. toddler, wife vs. friend etc

Without further ado, the new blog title is


Thanks for all your input and support, we’ll have our first review up this evening and I couldn’t be happier to have you all here!