Thursday, May 29, 2014

Valcoria Blog Tour

"Jason King weaves powerful stories that grip the reader to the last word with a perfect blend of amazement, fear, love, and destiny..." ~James Wymore, author of Theocracide and The Actuator 


History repeats itself like a song. The verses may vary, but the melody is always the same. 

The eastern empire of Aukasia has a new leader, a man who means to bring war to all the land. Yet, even in all his bloody ambition, he does not realize that he is but the puppet of a greater evil. 

Only the Kalyra - The Children of the Crystal Star - can stand against what's coming. Only they can protect the world of Valcoria from the mad hatred of the fallen god, Aedar. 

A new verse of the song has begun. The last verse...



*Jason King is the author of Valcoria, Lure of Fools, and Thomas Destiny. Other books attributed to him are an error. 

Jason King wishes he was raised on a desert planet by his aunt and uncle and watched over by a mysterious old recluse, but his life is much duller than that. He supposes that’s why he started making up stories. Born in Salt Lake City Utah, Jason grew up on a steady diet of anime, science fiction, Dungeons and Dragons, JRPG’s, and chocolate cake donuts. He pretended not to be a nerd just long enough to get married and start a family. And although dismayed by the revelation that Jason was a geek, his wife stuck with him and they are now the proud parents of four beautiful children. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in I.T. Management and is currently the Internet Marketing Manager for a local bookstore chain, but he is determined to one day quit his “9 to 5” and write full-time. Jason has two indie books; “Valcoria Children of the Crystal Star” and “Thomas Destiny,” but “The Lure of Fools” is his first published novel.

This tour was hosted by Worldwind Virtual Book Tours

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga #1) by Jason D. Morrow

Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga, #1) 

Book: Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga #1)
Author: Jason D. Morrow
Publisher: Jason D. Morrow
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads: 
Nineteen-year-old Mora is on a mission to save her village from the relentless greyskins, and there is only one man that can help her, Jeremiah of Screven. As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. That is, until she meets others like her – the ones who call themselves the Starborn. These super-humans are on a mission also: to destroy the undead greyskins, and take down the greedy Jeremiah. Mora must now choose between the one who can keep her family safe, and those that can show her who she truly is.
My Review:
Out of Darkness is a gripping, interesting dystopian with zombie like creatures. I really enjoyed reading it.

Mora is a teenage girl on a mission to save her village from the greyskins (zombie like creatures). Her parents are dead and now it's up to her to find a way to keep her brother and grandmother alive and safe. She sets out to seek help from Jeremiah, the leader of Screven. Along the way she encounters a herd of greyskins. This leads her to discovering that she has super human powers. She ends up in another colony where she comes into contact with others like her, the Starborn. Mora must decide who she can trust while learning about her new powers.

This is where I really started to enjoy the book even more. The first couple of chapters gave a background of what the world Mora lives in is like. It was also somewhat creepy reading about the greyskins. The story became more interesting to read as it went on. I found myself not wanting to stop reading. It is full of action, suspense and a bit of romance here and there with a love triangle threw into the mix. The story is well written with interesting and likeable characters. I am looking forward to reading the sequel after the cliffhanger ending from this one. I will be reading more from this author in the future. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.
Connect with the author:  Goodreads  Website  Twitter  Facebook  

Get the book:  Free on Amazon (not sure how long)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Verita (Verita #1) by Tracy Rozzlynn

Verita (Verita, #1) 

Book: Verita (Verita #1)
Author: Tracy Rozzlynn
Publisher: Tracy Rozzlynn
Rating: 3 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads:
If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world?

Brett Bradbury's parents are dead, her boyfriend's a cheater, and her best friend essentially dumped her. Truly alone in the world, Brett agrees to help colonize the newly discovered planet, Verita.

Now Brett's on a strange new world. She quickly makes friends and starts her assigned job. Verita begins to feel like home, but it's far from perfect. Brett has an overwhelming attraction to Brody, despite the fact that he's entirely not her type. Her colleague, Ryan, utterly hates her for reasons out of her control. And there are creatures in the forest that would like nothing more than to devour everyone for dinner.

Brett's heart and mind are at odds each other. She's constantly fighting with Ryan. So, concentrating on her job is becoming more and more difficult. Plus it's hard to ignore some of the strange things that have been happening around her. But, when Brett finds herself stranded in the wilderness, the only thing that matters is survival.

My Review:
Verita is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy. I don't read much sci-fi but this one was interesting and I enjoyed reading it. It drew my in from the beginning and I was surprised when it ended.

Brett is a normal teenage girl until one night when her parents are killed in a plane crash. Everything in her life is turned upside down. She is put into foster care. It's not long though before a group/organization asks her to be part of a newly discovered planet Verita. Brett agrees and wakes up years later after being frozen only to discover that she is the same age but has acquired new knowledge. She quickly realizes that everyone else is young like her and everyone has some sort of new knowledge too. It's not long before she makes friends and meets two guys that she is torn between. While working out in the field as part of her job she discovers that everything is not what it seems. There is so much to learn about and to discover. At the same time there are things beyond the fence that is far more dangerous that she first thought.

The author provided a good description of the planet and what it would be like to be there. I liked the characters and the plot. I did think some things were a little drawn out. We don't learn much about the characters and we are left with a lot of unanswered questions. I was not ready for it to end when it did. There is friendship, romance, suspense and adventure all rolled into a good first book. I'm looking forward to see what is next for Brett and her friends.

This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Feature & Follow Friday 

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This week's question:

What living author or authors would you like to have dinner with? (Try to think beyond JK Rowling)


My answer:

I would like to have dinner with either Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare or Lauren Kate.  It would be so cool to talk to them about their books and the characters that I love.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers:

Verita (Verita, #1)"Not bad, I got my research team and my lab today.  Besides that, we mostly read up on the rules, because there wasn't that much data collected during construction for us to study.  You?"

21% on Kindle ~ Verita (Verita #1) by Tracy Rozzlynn

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 

Last week I read: 
Radium Halos Part 2 by W.J. May

Product Details 

This week I'm reading:
Verita (Verita #1) by Tracy Rozzlynn

 Verita (Verita, #1) 

Next I'm going to read: 
Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga #1) by Jason D. Morrow

Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga, #1) 

What are you reading?