Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Crave by Tiki Kos: Book Review

Crave (Ladies of Death, #1)Crave by Tiki Kos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a world Ms. Kos has created!

I love new angles in werewolf lore, & Crave delivers. In fact, her whole world, & how each segment is interconnected is so well done.

The evolution of the main character from social outsider to badass beast grabbed me from the get-go, and I want more (I downloaded book 2 already 😉)

The twist is unexpected, as it should be (and oh so satisfying in its resolution).

I look forward to digging further into the mythos of Ladies of Death!

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You can purchase Crave on Amazon for $0.99 (as of the date of this post)

Friday, February 22, 2019

A Turn of Pandemonium: Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

The Cirque du Shadow isn’t your childhood circus.
When Peyton Locke accepts a job in the menagerie, she isn’t expecting to be a handler for a half-demon, half-gryphon shifter with a bad attitude.
Determined to be free, Ari wants nothing more than to live his own life. His new handler is just another person to control him, and he will tear the beautiful girl apart if given the chance.
Unaware of the deadly game she’s walking into, Peyton not only has to train the golden-eyed man with the alluring smile, she must also resist his dangerous charm, or risk her life in the process.
With an unforgiving ringmaster demanding a perfect show at any cost, how can one human hope to survive?
Fans of The Night Circus will love the mysterious and magical world found in the Cirque du Shadow!
Buy A Turn of Pandemonium today and get your front row seat to the show!

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Note from Jennifer Zamboni: Isn't this cover stunning! I think it should be splashed around everywhere, so I'm gonna include the rest of the promo material, should you wish to tweet/post about it yourself:

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The 12 Terrors of Christmas- Review

The 12 Terrors of ChristmasThe 12 Terrors of Christmas by Claudette Melanson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome horror anthology! I meant to read it around Christmas. That didn’t happen, but it’s still worth sinking your teeth into, no matter the time of year! I loved how each story was a stand alone, yet interconnected. I’d love a whole book about Santa and his wife Willa. It’s a world that can keep on giving.

My question is, are all the stories also tied to the Mara Deluca books by the same author (she did feature in one of the stories, after all). Is Maxwell that is Santa’s sire the same as Mara’s father?

But yeah, I loved it, & I’d love to see a sequel anthology.

Lynne Lambs short story was also so good! Great characters and another horrifying Santa, I love it!

I’m gonna make an extra effort to read this anthology around Christmas next year!

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Beauty is the Beast: Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Wow! I can't believe my very first blog tour is already over! It has been quite a learning experience, and I couldn't have done it without the guidance of my mentor, Erika. She is a fount of knowledge and experience!

I feel like I've come such a long way since I first started publishing. All the research I did before hand I feel just skeedadled away or is now obsolete. I had no idea how fast things moved and changed.

I've also gotten to experience the generousity of the indie writing community. From walking me through how to set up a buy link with PayPal, to all the encouragement I've recieved, I'm blown away and so incredibly grateful.

As for this blog tour. Thank you to: 

  • Author Jensen Reed (seriously don't know how I kept adding an extra s to your name!)
  • Author Lyssa Medana 
  • Heather & Sam at Nightly Reading
  • Author Rebeka Jonesy
  • Author A.F. Stewart
I highly recommend you snoop around the rest of their blogs beyond my posts there! And check out the books they have written, this is a seriously talented bunch!

Beauty is the Beast has been the love of my (writing) life for years now, but it's now flown the nest to make room for its sibling: Pack of Freaks. I've just begun the editing process and I'm so excited for everyone to read it... and maybe get some more questions answered!

I hope you get to know Gretchen and the gang and are getting ready for more! If you haven't read it yet, make sure you enter the give away!

Gretchen is a 24-year-old-hairstylist with secrets: She likes to chase squirrels and howl at the moon. She’s also not really 24.

When one of her coworkers turns up dead in the salon, she suspects that the murderer isn’t entirely human. When another stylist is murdered, and then another, she goes on the prowl. A circus with a secret side show catches her attention, as does her former pack, and a group of visiting vampires.

Her only outlet is her music, but that will only keep her wolf on a leash for so long with a killer on the loose.

Available on Amazon:

About the Author
Jen loves books. Reading them, writing them, reviewing them, and collecting them. (She claims it’s not hoarding)

Urban fantasy is the name of her game, and being a mom is her day job. She also is a licensed cosmetologist, though she no longer works in a salon.

She lives in the boondocks of Maine with her husband, 2 girls, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 vocally insistent cockatiel.

a Rafflecopter giveaway: 3 ebook copies of Beauty is the Beast!
And make sure you check out the participants of this blog tour:
January 29: Guest Post
January 30: Spotlight
January 31: Guest Post
February 1: Author Interview
February 1: Book Review
February 2: Character Interview
February 3: Wrap up