Thursday, October 3, 2013

Colette by Michelina Vinter

Colette, is an infectiously uplifting escape embodied by a heroine who takes no prisoners and rescues the men in her life. Filled with intrigue and torn loyalties, the author takes us on a whirlwind tour through the times that changed our world forever.

Encountering everything from disillusioned first love to the Gestapo and even a kidnapping plot, Colette’s life proves to be as exciting as it is dramatic. Keeping readers guessing until the last sentence, this captivating novel uses romance, action, and intrigue to draw readers in while showing them something more.

About the book:
Colette by Michelina Vinter
ISBN: 978-0989110204
Publisher: Nathalie Valkov
Date of publish: August 2013
Pages: 242

About the author:
Michelina Vinter is a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist residing in the San Francisco Bay area with her two children, her husband, and a sweet shadow, her son’s Havanese. Possessing a vivid imagination since she was a child, she often was told to get to the point - which led to her career as an acupuncturist. Born in France, she left her family and moved to the United States when she was twelve years old. With firsthand experiences in hard goodbyes and long conversations with her maternal grandmother who was born in 1920, Vinter’s wisdom beyond her years led to a fulfilling writing career covering multiple genres.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SOMEONE ELSE'S SKY by Christine Wenrick

Links to purchase Someone Else’s Skye in eBook or Paperback: Amazon | Ibookstore (Paperback)| Barnes and Noble (Nook) | Smashwords (All Formats) | Christine's Website

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Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!

This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he’s sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.

It’s completely inexplicable.

Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in her, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

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Christine is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

Tour Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HD & (1) signed copy of Someone Else's Skye

Secondary Prizes: (10) signed copies of Someone Else's Skye for (10) additional winners.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Someone Else's Skye is technically the first in her new series Men of Brahm Hill, but it is just as much a spin off from her Charmed Trilogy. If you haven't read The Charmed Trilogy I would suggest you get and read that first, it is not necessary to read, understand and enjoy this book, however it will provide you with more background and a greater understanding of the world in which Someone Else's Skye takes place in.

We meet both Kane and Skye in the Charmed Trilogy with Someone Else's Skye we have the opportunity to get to know them better and hear their story. Ms. Wenrick writes a witty, sexy and fascinating story in a world where shifters are on the decline and are warring with one another. Amidst this backdrop we have the love story of Kane and Skye, Kane the playboy who uses sex to forget his sorrows and Skye who has no need for said playboy in her life.

I enjoyed the tie ins to the Charmed Trilogy and I loved the way we get to know each character and their personality as well as some of the reasons behind their flaws. I loved that Skye doesn't fall at Kane's feet like so many other women, that she has her own agenda that comes first.

Someone Else's Skye is the first in a 5 book series and I am looking forward anxiously for the next 4 to come out.

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About the Author:
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

To keep up on all the latest information about Christine and her books, visit her website or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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