Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Cover Reveal - House of Falling Embers, by Krystal Jane Ruin



House of Falling Embers
Krystal Jane Ruin
Publication date: October 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Retelling

Once upon a time there was a witch. She was a kind witch, but that didn’t matter. The people were afraid, and fear often turns to hatred.
When Artemis was thirteen, her best friend Aris was swallowed by the crumbling house they found in the woods. Like a coward, she abandoned him to the horror within.
She moved away. She tried to forget. But when she finds herself back in her old neighborhood after college, the ghosts—and her guilt—are waiting. A charred figure stalks her dreams, and someone, or something, haunts her from the trees.
Going back into the woods might be the only way to save her sanity.
Because nine years later, the house is still there. Still waiting. Still restless.

Author Bio:
Krystal is the author of supernatural and paranormal fiction, living in the Tennessee Valley with a collection of swords and daggers. When she's not hoarding stuffed pandas, hourglasses, and Hello Kitty replicas, she can be found in a YouTube hole or blogging about books, writing, and random things at KrystalSquared.net.


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Blitz - Jaclyn and the Beanstalk, by Mary Ting



Jaclyn and the Beanstalk
Mary Ting
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: September 4th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night…
Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use her wits—and her sword.
But he has a secret. And his secret may have a connection to the one thing Jaclyn is hiding from him.
Upon hearing “monsters” are terrorizing the small villages around Black Mountain, Jaclyn’s father and his friends head out to hunt them … but they don’t return.
Armed only with her sword and three magic beans—a gift from a mysterious old woman—Jaclyn sets out for Black Mountain to save her father.
On her climb, one bean drops and grows into a beanstalk, catching her when she falls.
She isn’t the only one that takes the ride. Jack, her childhood friend and secret crush, is following her.
Together, Jaclyn and Jack must battle to save not only their fathers, but the townspeople the beasts plan to lay waste to before it’s too late.
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EXCERPT:

Mother crinkled her nose. “Don’t fret. You’re of marriageable age now. We must think of finding you a husband or your time will pass. I’m only thinking of your future, Jaclyn. I want to see you settled soon. Your father and I are not getting younger.”
“Getting married and bearing children is not for me. There’s much work to be done.”
I slipped my arms around her waist and pressed my head to her back. I inhaled deeply as warmth enveloped me and her love replaced the fright from my nightmares.
Safe. I am safe. No monsters.
“Our life is good here. Why would I want to fix what is not broken?”
“’Tis what we do. People will talk.”
“Let them.”
I scowled, anger boiling through my veins. I tended to not raise my voice, so I softened my tone out of respect.
“I will not be handed to a suitor I do not love.”
Mother patted my arm. “My child, you have much to learn. Love comes later. I did not love your father at first.”
“I will not follow other people’s ways.” Pouting, I shuffled my feet on the dirt.
She released a deep sigh. “Oh, Jaclyn. Your time will come. Everyone has a destiny. Everyone has a story to tell. Some more than others. We shall see what lies ahead for you. Fate will lead you to the path you are meant to take.”
I wished I had eyes for the future. I wanted to know a demon would not seize my soul, and I wanted to see a path without the nighttime cries. They must be monsters. I’d never heard a human throat make such tortured sounds.
What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night?
Illness swept through my stomach. A shudder racked me, beginning in my gut, forewarning me.




Author Bio:
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Cover Reveal - The Forgotten Child, by Melissa Erin Jackson


Good morning all! Today I am hosting a cover reveal for The Forgotten Child. This cover is so dark and intriguing. Very creepy and promising of a great thriller with a paranormal twist. I will be sure to add this to my  to read pile. 

The Forgotten Child
Melissa Erin Jackson
Publication date: October 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal

Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs—Riley is one-hundred-percent not ready.
Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.
In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried—no matter the cost.

Author Bio:
Melissa has had a love of stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college. She majored in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UCDavis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she kept finding herself writing stories in the back of the classroom about fairies and trolls and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.
Now she owns her own dog walking business (that’s sort of wildlife related, right?) by day…and afternoon and night…and writes whenever she gets a spare moment. The Microsoft Word app is a gift from the gods!
She alternates mostly between fantasy and mystery (often with a paranormal twist). All her books have some element of “other” to them…witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.
She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.
The Forgotten Child is her debut, the first in a paranormal mystery series.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

What's new at Bookluvrs


Hi guys!

So great to be able to sit down this morning to write this post. It has been awhile. 

Lots of changes at Bookluvrs Haven this year. It has been pretty silent on here for various reasons. Mainly, Erin and Samantha are no longer contributing to the blog, simply because of life. It gets busy for all of us, and it has been challenging for them to find time to write. Blogging is a LOT OF WORK!

So it's just me again, but I am looking forward to posting reviews that have been pending for quite some time, and getting back in the groove.

My silence since April has simply been due to another super amazing life event!



I had a little baby girl in May, and life has been awesome and super busy. She is just about to turn 3 months, and my little man is 19 months old, so you can imagine how crazy it must have been. Reading has become an activity that I try to find time for at all times of the day or night - it is not unusual that I am catching up with my current book at 3 am while feeding her. Such is mom life. It is important to find that time for yourself where you can get it.

Blogging however has been at the bottom of the priority list  these days, but I really miss it. So I am hoping to get back into it soon. I have some Netgalley reviews to catch up on and post, so those will come soon, and have to take a look at my challenges for this year and see if I can salvage those goals. If not... oh well, there is always next year! 

Hope you all have been enjoying your summer, and reading some really good books. Don't hesitate to send over some recommendations in the comments if you have any! I am always looking for my next favorite read. 

Happy Reading!


Friday, April 13, 2018

Book Review - Pooka in My Pantry (Monster Haven #2) by R.L. Naquin

Zoey Donovan—empath, wedding planner, go-to girl for monsters with personal problems—has been marked twice for pickup by Death. On both occasions, Riley the smoking-hot reaper has refused to follow through. For his breach of protocol, Riley is now on probation. For her refusal to die on schedule, Zoey's right to live is challenged. She will have to undergo a life-or-death trial, but she won't know when or where it will happen…

Staying alive might not be so difficult if the Leprechaun Mafia hadn't strolled into town. Now every business owner with the slightest connection to the supernatural community is being threatened with the most appalling bad luck if they don't pay up. Mirrors are smashed, bodies are dropping, and Zoey's still got clients waiting for fabric samples.

With a little luck, she might be able to save everyone and still have time for a second attempt at a decent first date with her favorite reaper.




Purchase links: Amazon/Kobo



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21807998-dragon-s-lair?from_search=true


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Book Cover of the Month - April






It's been a busy year for me since returning back to work from Maternity Leave. Not a lot of time left for blogging, but found myself some time early on a Saturday morning, when everyone is asleep, to sit down and do some writing.

But first, I want to wish all of you that celebrate a very happy Easter Holiday.





Ok, let's get down to some book cover business. I always get pretty excited about browsing new book covers. Not that my TBR list needs it, but part of this excitement is discovering some new books.



For April, I guess I must be getting very picky, because I only chose two covers for the month that grabbed my attention.


I love both covers for the same reason - the colors are awesome and eye grabbing. They are also very simple. 

But Ash Princess wins hands down, because I just love the imagery on the cover. The ashy crown, with red tones that remind me of blood make this so intriguing, and even the gold font makes this book so attractive.  

So what do YOU think? Have you come across other covers for April that grab your eye? Or do you agree with my chose for April and think Ash Princess rocks! Feel free to let me know in the comments!


Happy Reading!



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