Thursday, September 24, 2015

Book Tour: Fires of Invention by J Scott Savage

 Introducing the latest by the amazing J Scott Savage!!! 
You all are going to absolutely love this! 
(My review is at the bottom!)

Book Blurb:

Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and “invention” is a curse word. Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion—an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.
Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on—and quite possibly their very lives.

Now for a bit about my friend, the man himself, J Scott Savage:

Author Bio:
J. Scott Savage has returned after being lost in a Mexican rain forest. His office is now filled with Mayan scrolls, hieroglyphics, artifacts, and star charts. His children and children-in-law, Big Nick, Erica, Scott, Natalie, Jake, and Little Nick, look pale, and claim to be cursed. His grandchildren, Gray, Lizzie, and Jack, are heavily wrapped in mummy-like bandages. And his wife, Jennifer, has reportedly been seen glowing green and hexing the neighbors.

You can visit him on his blog or on Twitter @jscottsavage.

My Review:
I'm not going to lie, this is actually the first of Mr Savage's books that I've read, though I featured several of his books here on the blog. I was NOT disappointed! Because of it's age range I started off reading the book out loud to my little guy, but by the two-thirds point reading a chapter a night was like torture! I had no choice but to tuck my little guy in and finish the book that night. then I went back to reading chapter a night for my monster so he could hear the ending.
Savage makes you think, in a good way, from the first page of this book. You have to re-wire your brain almost as you dig into this world where words like invention and creativity are as frowned upon as lying and stealing! Since I'm a creative type, I really struggled with the re-wiring at first, but then I saw the plot begin to develop, and I could see how a society could become to wrapped up in it's self that it could fear any sort of change, or inventive improvement. This book is a total page turner, and is written in a way that it's easy to picture the fascinating world of Cove, and all that Trenton and Kallista go through. I cried at the ending, but I can't wait to see where Savage takes us next!

***I was gifted a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review***

Oh, yea, by the way, GO GRAB YOUR COPY!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Book Blitz: Passing the Guard by Melynda Price

Melynda Price is the author of several contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including Until Darkness Comes, Shades of Darkness, Courting Darkness, and Braving the Darkness, all in the Redemption Series. Price writes for ardent readers who want to fall in love over and over again. Her goal is to make the unbelievable believable while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion, heart, and unexpected twists. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. Win by Submission is the first book of her upcoming mixed martial arts–themed Against the Cage series. She lives with her husband and two children in Northern Minnesota, where there are plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and write.

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 When a MMA fighter clashes wills with a sexy private investigator, the gloves come off… Aiden “Disco Stick” Kruze walked away from it all—money, family, friends, and a successful career as a lawyer in Manhattan—to pursue his dream of being an MMA fighter. When a sexy private investigator shows up at Aiden’s gym, he mistakenly assumes she’s a cage-banging groupie.
Ryann is determined to haul Aiden back home. She’s desperate to claim the reward money that will pay off her father’s creditors before the man who killed her father comes to collect from her.
Aiden is done living his life under the microscope of being a senator’s son. He’s not going back to New York—ever—and there’s nothing this tenacious redhead can do about it. Or is there?
When the demons of Aiden’s past catch up with him, he realizes the lies, deception, and betrayal run deeper than he ever imagined. Aiden must put his career and his life on the line to save the woman who’s stolen his heart.

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Series Description:
Against The Cage:
The gritty, rough, and hot-as-hell MMA men of the Cage Fighting Association never surrender. Each has his own battle-scarred past, and each has a reason to resist the biggest takedown of all: love. But when these fighters meet their matches, the battles in the cage pale in comparison with the sparks that fly outside of it. Against the Cage, Melynda Price’s MMA romance series, is big on action and high on heat, with alpha males who are just as unforgettable as they are irresistible.
·         Win By Submission (book 1)
·         Passing His Guard (book 2)
·         Grappling For Position (book 3) coming 4/16
 Author Top Ten

1.      What is your favorite color?
I have too many favorites to pick just one. But I’m particularly fond of yellow, orange and green.
2.      Favorite holiday?
Christmas. I love everything about it.
3.      Most embarrassing moment?
I don’t wanna taco-bout it… But I will say, it involved a wetsuit and a crowd of people.J
4.      Dream vacation?
Any place that has me in the sun, on a sandy beach, with the ocean lapping at my feet and a cup of coffee in my hand. I particularly love Maui.
5.      Something unique about you?
It’s not especially unique, but I’m incredibly introvert.
6.      What one food will you NOT eat?
Tuna. I detest everything about it. The smell, the texture, the taste. Yuck! I want to throw-up just thinking about it.
7.      All-time favorite book?
I don’t have one. There are too many great ones to choose from.
8.      Writing snack of choice?
M&M’s. They’re great for keeping me awake and focused. The chocolate, the sugar, the caffeine…Yum! It’s like the best snack ever.
9.      Top hobby you do when not writing?
I love kayaking with my family. Considering that I live in Minnesota, I should probably take up snowshoeing or something like that, but I hate the cold.
10.  Favorite Animal?
            That’s easy, my Chihuahua. He’s my little writing buddy.

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