EFC Promotions Blog Tour: Watcher and Firebird

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written by Orren Merton
published by Darkling Books, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksGoodreads, GooglePlay

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Did I enjoy it: I did. Mr. Merton assured me I’d have no problem jumping into the middle of a series, and I didn’t. Well, I mean, not the problem you’d expect. Merton does a great job filling in relevant details from the first four books, but I still sort of felt like a jealous girlfriend most of the time. It’s my own issue, of course, so I can’t fault Mr. Merton. How was he to know I consider myself to be in a relationship with the characters I read? I mean, really. I can’t be jealous of Alex’s first four books . . . all that happened before we even MET. And yet . . .

Well, perhaps you can see where this is going.

I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’ve decided to add the first four books  in the Sedumen Chronicles to my Reading List. I’m giving Alex another chance (well, four more chances, actually), to make this thing work. *grin*

 

3.5 stars

 

Would I recommend it: Sure, but you really ought to read the first four books, well, first.

 

Melissa

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Firebird Alex didn’t know much about the Nephilim until they assassinated her friend in the United States government, kidnapped the man she considers her uncle, and tried to murder her—twice. Now she’s learned that they, and their leader “the Watcher,” will stop at nothing to kill her, everyone she loves, and every Seduman on Earth.

Alex must stop their murderous plans even if it means compromising the heroine she’s become.

 

OrrenReillySpring2015About the author: Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

Find Mr. Merton here: web, Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoodreads

 

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Oct. 31 – Every Free Chance (kickoff review)

Nov. 1 – Deborah Jay Author (review)

Nov. 2 – A Page to Turn (spotlight/excerpt)

Nov. 3 – A Good Book Can Change Your View For Life (spotlight)

Nov. 4 – Romantic Escapes (spotlight)

Nov. 5 – WS Momma Readers Nook (spotlight )

Nov. 5 – Dalene’s Book Reviews (review)

Nov. 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping (spotlight)

Nov. 7 – Cover2Cover  (spotlight)

Nov. 8 – Sip, Read, Love (guest post)

Nov. 9 – Second Run Reviews (guest post)

Nov. 12 – Bound 2 Escape (spotlight)

 

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour: Emily’s Choice by Heather McCoubrey (review, giveaway)

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Emily's ChoiceEmily’s Choice
written by Heather McCoubrey
published by Heather McCoubrey, 2016

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, AmazoniBooksBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I did some editing work on this title. After that work was completed, I chose to review the book for this blog tour. Although I was compensated for the editing work, it in no way affected the outcome of my review. My review is my honest opinion of the book.

Did I enjoy it: I really did enjoy this read. I read it quite a few times and each time it kept me turning pages until the very end.

Emily and Jason have been together since they were kids. Their love is true and nothing could ever come between them. At least not until Emily’s cousin comes into the picture. Lila is a woman not to be messed with or underestimated. She broke them up and shattered Emily’s confidence in herself and in Jason. Poor Jason . . . he will do anything he can to protect Emily and win her back. His love for Emily is apparent from beginning to end. There are times when you question how he could love her that much, but you know he does. I also love Emily’s family. Her stepmom, her father, her sister . . . they are all present in this story and make you fall in love with the Camanchos, and with Jason.

This story will have you laughing, crying, and hoping. The twists are unexpected and will keep you reading.

5 stars

Would I recommend it: I would!

 

Chrissy

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Emily Camancho walks in on her fiancé with her hated cousin, Lila, the night before their wedding, giving truth to the years of rumors and whispers that have plagued their relationship. Pregnant and devastated she flees across the country and settles in Boston with her stepsister.

Waking alone and oblivious to the events of the previous night, Jason Vaughn is panicked when he finds out Emily has left and isn’t coming back. Determined to prove his innocence and win Emily back, he tricks Lila into confessing and works to woo Emily. Regardless of Jason’s efforts, Emily cannot trust him and moves on with her life.

Eighteen months later, Emily’s beloved stepmother is in a car accident, and she rushes home to say her good-byes. When Emily disappears after the funeral, held captive by her psychotic cousin, her life is put in danger unless she can convince Jason to cease his efforts and marry Lila. But the only man she’s ever loved will risk his own life to bring her home safe and prove, once and for all, that she’s always been the only love of his life.

 

Heather McCoubreyAbout the author: Heather McCoubrey is a native of Maine but having moved all over the U.S. as a child, she doesn’t sound like one. She’s been writing since middle school when a teacher taught her she could create her own stories instead of just reading them. That year she had some of her first poems published in the school magazine and from there she graduated to writing a full-length novel in high school (which has been collecting dust on her shelf ever since!). She is the self-published author of To Love Twice and Back to December. The novel that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, Emily’s Choice, is scheduled to be released in 2016, along with her fourth novel The Red Light, scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Heather resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, Rex the chihuahua and Fatty the goldfish. When she’s not being super-mom and wife, she ekes out time to write, watch football, practice her British accent and dream of living on an island where it’s eighty degrees year-round.

Find Ms. McCoubrey here: webTwitter, FacebookGoodreads

 

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Oct. 10: EFC Kickoff Review

Oct. 11: A Page To Turn (review by Bobbie)

Oct. 12: The Pages In-Between (review by Tracy)

Oct. 13: A Good Book Can Change Your View for Life (spotlight)

OCt. 15: Book Lover in Florida (spotlight)

Oct. 17: Sip, Read, Love (spotlight)

Oct. 19: Libri Amori Miei (review by Veronica) 

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Sign-Up: Watcher and Firebird by Orren Merton

 

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Watcher and Firebird
written by Orren Merton
expected publication September, 2016

 

About the book: Firebird Alex didn’t know much about the Nephilim until they assassinated her friend in the United States government, kidnapped the man she considers her uncle, and tried to murder her—twice. Now she’s learned that they, and their leader “the Watcher,” will stop at nothing to kill her, everyone she loves, and every Seduman on Earth.

Alex must stop their murderous plans even if it means compromising the heroine she’s become.

Orren MertonAbout the author: Orren Merton started writing fantasy and science fiction at an embarrassingly young age. In high school, he picked up guitar and start playing up and down California in a few bands, culminating in his industrial rock band Ember After.  During that time, magazines, developers, and corporations began to pay him to write and edit music software related articles, manuals, and  books. Since then he has written the urban fantasy novel The Deviant and the science fiction novel Skye Entity before working on The Sedumen Chronicles, his current series of urban fantasy YA novels. He lives in Southern California with his family, pets, collection of sci-fi/fantasy memorabilia, and curiously large stuffed animal collection.

Find Mr. Merton here: web, Facebook, Twitter, InstagramGoodreads

 

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EFC Promotions Blog Tour Sign-Up: Emily’s Choice by Heather McCoubrey

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Emily’s Choice
written by Heather McCoubrey
published by Heather McCoubrey, 2016

 

About the book – from Goodreads: Emily Camancho walks in on her fiancé with her hated cousin, Lila, the night before their wedding, giving truth to the years of rumors and whispers that have plagued their relationship. Pregnant and devastated she flees across the country and settles in Boston with her stepsister.

Waking alone and oblivious to the events of the previous night, Jason Vaughn is panicked when he finds out Emily has left and isn’t coming back. Determined to prove his innocence and win Emily back, he tricks Lila into confessing and works to woo Emily. Regardless of Jason’s efforts, Emily cannot trust him and moves on with her life.

Eighteen months later, Emily’s beloved stepmother is in a car accident, and she rushes home to say her goodbyes. When Emily disappears after the funeral, held captive by her psychotic cousin, her life is put in danger unless she can convince Jason to cease his efforts and marry Lila. But the only man she’s ever loved will risk his own life to bring her home safe and prove, once and for all, that she’s always been the only love of his life.

 

Heather McCoubreyAbout the author: Heather McCoubrey is a native of Maine but having moved all over the U.S. as a child, she doesn’t sound like one. She’s been writing since middle school when a teacher taught her she could create her own stories instead of just reading them. That year she had some of her first poems published in the school magazine and from there she graduated to writing a full-length novel in high school (which has been collecting dust on her shelf ever since!). She is the self-published author of To Love Twice and Back to December. The novel that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, Emily’s Choice, is scheduled to be released in 2016, along with her fourth novel The Red Light, scheduled for publication in summer 2016. Heather resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, Rex the chihuahua and Fatty the goldfish. When she’s not being super-mom and wife, she ekes out time to write, watch football, practice her British accent and dream of living on an island where it’s eighty degrees year-round.

Find Ms. McCoubrey here: webTwitter, FacebookGoodreads

 

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