Yours Truly, Cammie by SJ Sylvis

I received this advanced readers copy from the author for free. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Yours Truly, Cammie by SJ Sylvis. Cammie has one rule. DON’T EVER DATE A MARINE. Not maybe, not what if? No the rule is NEVER. After terrible family experiences, her father being a Marine and her brother, the rule is set. Her best friend is planning her wedding and Cammie is all to excited to help even if her best friends keeps sending her on horrible blind dates. And after a night at the Marine Corp ball and a hurricane blowing in, what better time to break a personal rule, even if it’s just for one night of ecstasy? But rule breaking leads to heartbreaking or does it?………This book had me laughing then crying and then laughing so hard I was crying. The author did a wonderful job weaving military life into real world scenarios that make you think, yep that’s exactly how that works sometimes and mixes it with humor and pranks that only a military brat could think of. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.comimg_20180715_191954_3401443705849.jpg

 

Sinking by Sarah Armstrong-Garner

Over on Instagram I teamed up with @indie_blog_hop to help promote this book, because just look at it! MERMAIDS!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!

Synopsis:

Jocelyn washes up on the shore of eighteenth century Ireland, alone, naked, and missing all of her memories. Taken in by a lonely old woman full of plots and schemes for the lovely enigmatic creature, Jocelyn knows one thing. She longs for the sea with every ounce of her being. Yet it tried to kill her.

Aidan Boyd loves two things. His ship and the sea. When Jocelyn is thrust upon his vessel in the midst of his superstitious crew, he finds himself intoxicated by her–willing to give up everything for her.

But something holds Jocelyn back. The whisper of another’s love. The embrace of water. Does she belong to this world? Or could Jocelyn possibly be from the sea?

So seriously, mermaids and 18th century Ireland, I must know more. Grabbing my copy on Amazon today!

My Life As An Album Series

Have you read The My Life As An Album Series yet? My Life As A Country Album and My Life As A Pop Album are both available for purchase on Amazon. Evans’ third book My Life As A Rock Album releases soon so grab your copies of these soon and get all caught up in time for her new release! I have reviews for all three books on my blog at readsbystacie.com (link in profile) so head over there and check those out! 🚨🚨🚨🚨Meanwhile, we are hosting a GIVEAWAY on Instagram head over to @borenbooks or @indie_blog_hop to enter.

While preparing for this blog tour and giveaway everyone got a chance to ask @ljevansbooks about her inspiration behind writing this series. In your book My Life As A Country Album Cam and Jake’s story is linked to Taylor Swift songs in every chapter, but were there other country songs that inspired their story as well? I am only asking because immediately into the book my first thought of Cam and Jake was Check Yes or No by George Straight or A Boy and A Girl Thing by Mo Pitney. And so if as a reader these were songs that popped into my head I thought while you were writing this book there must have been song overload for you. Her reply was amazing when she said: Thank you for the question. I love Boy & A Girl Think and Check Yes or No! They are such sweet growing up stories! Yes there were lots of other songs (country and other) that inspired the Jake and Cam’s story, some of them are because of the actual words, some are just because of that growing up together feel, and some are because of that nostalgic looking back feeling.One is referenced in the book, “Don’t Take the Girl” by Tim McGraw which of course doesn’t end up the same way, but still has that feel of growing up together and please don’t take the love of my life. But I also like “Damn You 17” and and “Good-bye Town” by Lady Antebellum which just makes you think of those early loves and how they impacted your heart in ways that still get to you today. I also love Two Steps Behind by Def Leppard for Jake and Cam because its like they’ll always be there supporting each other.

Guys this series is AMAZING! I have read all three and posted the five star reviews on my blog. Head over to Amazon grab your copies today. Here are my reviews!

I downloaded this book on my kindle because @theloudlibrarylady loved it and part of my New Years Resolution was to read more in this genre because I know it is my one weak area in reading. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My Life As A Country Album by LJ Evans. Let me start by saying I dislike romance novels so to score a 5 for me in this genre says enough. This self published book has songs tied into it that relate to the story in the book and since I am a country music fan this made me feel better. I would not have classified this as a romance book but a book of love, loss, grief and rebuilding. As twenty year story of children three years apart that have no idea how to live without one another until fate hands them no other choice. Then support, love, understanding, and a great group of friends help rebuild Cami into a person she can be happy with again. Be ready to cry on more than one occasion and for oh so many reasons!

I purchased this book on Amazon to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My Life As A Pop Album by L. J. Evans. After reading My Life As A Country Album, I was excited to know more! (See my previous review for details). In this book, we get to know Mia’s story of Jake and Cam and life after from her point of view. I was excited and intrigued. In the first book we only got glimpses of Mia as the little sister. Now Mia is all grown up and on her way to the biggest adventure of her life. She is going across the country spelunking with a gorgeous musician and his band. Despite the beautiful scenery she enjoys, she begins to understand life and love and happiness. She rescues a kitty, herself, and most of all Derek, (The sexy musician she refuses to fall in love with). On her journey, reality hits her hard and she runs scared but hoping for more. This book contains passionate scenes between two people that will leave you feeling in awe and satisfied with life all in one moment. It is not an over the top romance but still a romance indeed.

I received this ebook from the author to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My Life As A Rock Album by L. J. Evans. Oh my, Evans has done it again, sucked me into a romance story I would swear I don’t like. But after reading Cam and Jake’s story and then Mia and Derek’s I couldn’t help but want to know PJ and Seth more. Poor, poor messed up bad boy Seth that you learn to hate in book 1 comes completely undone in this one while PJ rips a hole into himself and her from page 1. Seth’s million dollar career scares PJ into believing every time he does something for her its to buy her affection. But Seth being as broken as he is doesn’t know how to use words to explain how he feels so buying her things and protecting her is his way of saying I love you. And while PJ decides she must fix herself, Seth comes completely undone. I am not completely convinced I liked the letter format in this book, but I understand why it works, so I don’t hate it either. However, no matter how this story would have been written it’s hot and steamy and heartbreaking and healing in all the right places.

Nirvana by K. E. Radke

@indie_blog_hop #partner time for a new release tour! Nirvana by K. E. Radke.

Synopsis from Amazon:

For centuries the world has been Mateo’s prison, holding him hostage with immortality.

Danger only entices his body to shapeshift. He fearlessly walks on the thin line between life and death, challenging his abilities to keep him alive as he stalks his own demise. Each day haunts him with memories of a past he can’t escape. Each breath holds a future where he is the only survivor. Violent weather epidemics wreck havoc in his vicinity every time hate, agony, and rage slips through the cracks of his soul. The unexplainable connection is perilous for the innocent lives surrounding him as death pursues them. He scours the world to find someone strong enough to finally put him six feet under. Will he finally take his spot in the ground? Or will he take another’s life and watch as death escapes again.

I downloaded this book from Amazon Kindle Unlimited because I had read K. E. Radke’s book Entangled Collateral. All opinions are my own. After reading her first novel I couldn’t help but want to read more of her work. Nirvana did not disappoint! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟A fantasy unlike anything else I have read. Mateo is a shapeshifter and an immortal. His only wish is to live and die like a normal. He travels the world because he can not bear to stay in one place and watch the world go by. The story travels back and forth throughout his life allowing you to become involved with characters in his world. The characters are so easy to relate too and the dialouge is captivating. A great read! Keep them coming @k.e.radke I absolutely loved this one! Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Author Spotlight

Harsha Sheelam always had the passion for writing. In the year 2016, she practiced writing more extensively. This led to her recognition in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and digital content. She possesses versatility in writing stories, debatable topics, politics, social, fashion, entertainment, reviews, fashion and lifestyle. Today she is a children’ book author, she debuted in 2017 with the book ‘Beautiful Inside and Out’ which is a collection of short stories. She launched it with the aim of empowering young girls and boys. She has the dedication to her craft which makes the children believe that they are beautiful inside and out. Same year her juvenile fiction novel, ‘Good Exists in all that Exists’ released. As the title suggests, the book is based around the theme of ‘good overpowering the bad’. There is a hidden meaning for every action. The book does not fail to enhance the enchanted experience of the reader.

Beginning of a new year, in 2018 ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’ made it to book-selling portals. Terry’s tales champion hard work, perseverance, honesty and compassion. The riches that kids gain through this book are overcoming fear, not undermining people, understanding no one is perfect, knowing your true friends, and more. The book is a collection of 15 inspiring fables from the life of a fictional character.

Today, 3 books old, and anticipating more, this is Harsha Sheelam for you.

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Harsha Sheelam concentrates on the issues of today that young teenagers face, and tries to motivate the young children towards positivity. She chooses an unconventional way, quite different from the stories of yesteryears. Her fantasy tales empower young girls and boys to be strong, optimistic and confident. She believes that children have the inquisitiveness to learn more every day, and in the era where they are exposed to wide variety of media, books are the only way to sustain their innocence. She accepts that every person is beautiful inside and out and shouldn’t be put down by anyone who think otherwise.

“Beautiful Inside and Out” is a collection of 10 moral stories. As the title suggests, the stories make the children believe that they are unique and beautiful just the way they are. They do not need to change themselves according to the likeness of other people.

The fantasy stories teach them the importance of standing up for themselves. Each of the stories is based in fantasy lands, as magnificent as they can be, with hidden meanings behind every action of the protagonists which are revealed as the stories proceed. The book is assigned chronologically, with colorful illustrations which are attractive and eye-catchy. Beautiful Inside and Out is a complete children’s book with the genre–fantasy and fiction. Each story has a different lesson to teach. They are based on different subjects, like color discrimination, mannerisms, bullying, sharing, animosity, self-confidence, respecting parents, prejudice, religion, love, and simplicity. The stories remain very unconventional, modern, distinctive and groundbreaking, with characters ranging from kings, princes, princesses, town girls and boys.

The author’s style is both formal and informal. It closely connects to the intended audience with unabridged metaphors and picturesque imagery. The language of the author is not only understandable, but also provides more scope for young children to learn new words, phrases and meanings. The stories are convincing, and realistic. They do not seem fictitious and easily fit in today’s world.

The most impacting lines from the book are quoted as, “I understood that some things take time, but when we work towards it diligently, it’s unobstructed. Win it or lose it, don’t forget to try hard until you fetch it.”

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‘Good Exists in all that Exists’ is a fictional novel. As the title suggests the story talks about how good is more powerful than evil. This teenage and adult fantasy novel is based in a beautiful fantasy land. The story unfolds with the Austin family moving into the magnificent and huge Wintershore mansion. Claire Austin is the youngest member of the family after Pap, the pet Pekingese. She is a simple girl, but she does something courageous. One day, Claire finds a way to the other side of the world. Adventure, magic and mystery grab her attention and she unfolds a new journey. Harsha Sheelam is a contemporary author and brings a new story to life, with a strong lesson to teach to children and adults.

The story is about Claire’s journey to discovering Crystalice, an enchanted land, where the Kings and Queens of the five forces of nature reside. The story is about the obstacles, courage, magic, mystery, enchantment, and this spins out a fascinating tale. Claire is the chosen one to save Crystalice from the wrath of the one who can’t be named. Claire respects friendship. And, no matter what she never stops fighting evil. There is a fierce battle between good and evil. There are many questions that will be unfolded in the story. How did Claire find about the enchanted Crystalice? Who is the evil one? What is the story behind her wrath? How did Claire prove victorious? There is a hidden meaning for every action.

The book does not fail to enhance the enchanted experience of the reader. The reader will experience an ocean of emotions, happiness, sadness, amusement, trying to conquer the mind of the reader. The novel is spread over 10 chapters. It is written in simple and rich prose, it promises to take children and adults on a rich ride to Crystalice and Claire’s endeavors.

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The House of Terry Atterberry is at the corner of Street 25, in Green Orchid. Terry, who is the tiny protagonist, clad in blue clothes and polka dot socks paired with yellow shoes. The rosy- cheeked boy teaches children 15 real-life lessons in the book “The House of Terry Atterberry”. He lives along with his parents in a mushroom house. He is best friends with Bernie, Darby, Pratt, and Mini. Along with his friends, Terry learns new things at Borrow Dale School and in ‘The House of Terry Atterberry’.

The book has age-old and contemporary wisdom in a delicious form. At the end of every chapter, the reader understands the lesson learned. These morals equip the children for a better adulthood. The riches that kids gain by reading these tales is love, care, honesty, humanity, hard work, overcoming fear, not to be greedy, avoiding laziness, not undermining people, understanding no one is perfect, knowing true friends, and lots more. The author pens instructive and inspiring fables from a fictional character’s life which will help children to develop character as well as have a fun time reading. The stories of Terry Atterberry are a rich mine of moral literacy which aids to anchor children in our culture, values, and ideals.

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The Monster of Selkirk Book 1 The Duality of Nature by C E Clayton

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @halflostbutterflyreadalong. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 The Monster of Selkirk Book 1 The Duality of Nature by C E Clayton. This book started out slow for me. The details are so very descriptive and it took a few chapters to really capture me. However, in all honesty if the details were not present you wouldn’t feel the story the way you should. And you need those details to understand how the characters develop. Every detail of every animal and tree in that forest gives the spooky, doomed feeling in order to understand the characters position and the reasons behind the choices they make. The story line is great and you can’t help but root for Tallis and her small group as they progress through the story. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Guns, Rigs, Rations, and The Undead by K. E. Radke

@indie_blog_hop #partner ☢ Thank you to the author (@k.e.radke) for the e-ARC of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Guns, Rations, Rigs, and The Undead by K.E. Radke. This books has it all preppers, Elvis, undead beings, the bothersome neighbor, some shady romance and a family fighting for their lives with no help from authorities. Every page is packed with action and nervous energy that will leave you wanting more. (Oh and I may or may not have a book crush on Lincoln because he is written as the sexiest man on the planet). This book is available for pre-order on Amazon now. ☢☢☢☢☢ Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Twitter @jason_stacie , Go Read, Library Thing, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

Snow by Mikayla Elliot

@indie_blog_hop #partner 📚 Time for another book tour with @indiebloghop. I really enjoy being part of this team. It’s so much fun finding new books to read!

The book is Snow by Mikayla Elliott. What a fun read and great to be part of the promotion if this one!

Synopsis from Amazon:

Taken from all she has ever known and loved, Neva finds herself swept into a world of vampires where she learns she will determine their future. Yet she quickly discovers she is the target of a vampire, Zachariah, seeking to stop her from altering the vampire lineage. She must decide which path she will take while trying to protect the family she left behind, and discovering a past she cannot escape.

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Guns, Rigs, Rations, and The Undead by K. E. Radke

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Cover reveal for Guns, Rigs, Rations, and The Undead by K. E. Radke (@k.e.radke)

This cover is AWESOME! And the book is available for pre-order now on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Guns+rations+rigs+and+the+undead make sure to get your copy today! ☢☢☢☢☢

Synopsis from Amazon:

Prepping was his way of life.

Lincoln realizes it’s every man for himself when the big cities are swarming with the military and the law disappears in the tiny town of Dessarillo, Texas, causing chaos to erupt. People Lincoln’s known for years were attacking their friends and family with their minds set on eating them limb by limb. He’d been prepared for this exact moment, waiting for disaster to strike so he could take a front row seat to society’s self destruction.

As an outcast, he learned to rely on no one. Until he unexpectedly finds his life in the hands of his neighbor, Wyatt, the man proving to be trustworthy. Together they try to carve out a safe place while people are turning into flesh eating monsters, decayed from the inside out, and destroying humanity one bite at a time.

Peter by Daniel Dismuke

@indie_blog_hop #partner 📚 Time for another book tour with @indiebloghop. I really enjoy being part of this team. It’s so much fun finding new books to read!

Synopsis from the book:

A member of an ordinary family unfortunately has his days cut short. It seems this family was far from ordinary. His death leaves the Jameson family in pure agony. Every family has a past: Some grow apart, and some grow closer. For the Jamesons, the future brings remembrances of past suffering. Kyle’s death becomes the town joke, and Amy Jameson discovers someone is watching her. Was Kyle’s death not an accident? Is someone out to kill the remaining members of the family?

Author Bio: I am 23 year old and from Reading, Pennsylvania. I always new I wanted to direct movies, and work in entertainment I was just unsure of how to achieve that dream. At the age of 22 I realized how to achieve it. The easiest way to feature films is through what the viewers want, and that is when I realized what better way to share with the consumers than writing novels. Once that piece of the puzzle came to light, everything else started falling into place. I want to work together with others who love their passion as much as I love mine. Everyone involved in my writing, filming, actors, or production is someone I would personally do anything for. That is a company and friendship atmosphere that rarely exists in today’s society. We hope to change the world for those who feel they need a change.

This book is getting made into a film!

To support it click on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/peter-feature-film–4#/backers

To watch the pitch video, click on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/peter-feature-film–4#/backers

To buy the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

The movie is currently at $671/$45,000 raised and has a 5/5 on Amazon and Goodreads. There’s only two months left on the Indiegogo fund so if you can give anything, even a dollar, it would be appreciated!

My Review:

I became friends with the author of this book on Instagram when I realized I could purchase the book on Amazon for my personal library I did. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Peter by Daniel Dismuke. Kyle and Amy are twins and as they are wrapping up their senior year they couldn’t be farther apart. Amy wants to spend the night away with her boyfriend not responsible for the social awkwardness of her brother so she and his friend set in motion a plan of action that ends tragically. But this is only the tragic beginning of worse things to come for this small town. Death and near death for several students only leads the police to more dead ends and more questions than they started with. This page turning thriller will have you asking who’s next and who’s doing this from chapter 1. And in the end I promise you won’t see this one coming. This is the first book in a series and I can not wait to get my hands on book 2 soon! Review also posted on Instagram @jasonnstacie, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Go Read, Amazon, and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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