Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Tour - Something Forever by M. Clarke

I am happy to be a part of the Something Forever blog tour! Get your exclusive excerpt here and read more about M. Clark/Mary Ting's newest (and final) book in the Something Great series:





Something Forever by M. Clarke
SeriesSomething Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.

Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?



Jenna's point of view (CLEAN VERSION)

     “Want a taste of my delicious beef?” His lips curled up into a smirk.
I knew he meant the beef stew, but I knew there was a double meaning behind what he was asking me. Before I could say a word he placed his finger in my mouth and let it slowly slide out.
     “You’re a great cook,” I commented, letting my tongue glide across my lips while savoring the taste of the sauce.
      “I’m good at lots of things,” he said as if matter of fact, watching my tongue move across my lips again.
      “Aren’t we confident?” I said, leaning back just a tad back to push my upper body toward him. I wanted Max to touch me.
      “Arrogant,” he said. “I can be very arrogant. And I am very damn good at making Jenna feel good.”
       Suddenly Max dabbed a splat of sauce on my neck. “I think I’ll try some Jenna sauce.” Oh God! His tongue was working perfectly on that spot on my neck. My breath heaved and quickened…


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Mary Ting 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 25, 2014

New Release - Something Forever by M. Clarke

Happy Release Day!


Something Forever by M. Clarke
SeriesSomething Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.

Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?



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Mary Ting 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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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another teaser for Something Forever by Mary Ting/M. Clarke



Something Forever by M. Clarke
Series: Something Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25th, 2014

A heated moment.

Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?




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Mary Ting 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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Book Review - Straight from the Heart by Breigh Forstner



I read a published version of this ebook on August 14, 2014

Bryn Schaefler didn’t like living under the pressure her rich parents placed on her so she left home after graduating high school. She had no where to go and her two best friends took off for California to try their hand at modeling. Bryn, her suitcase and guitar set off for a restaurant downtown, where she happens to be friends with the owner. Lucky for Bryn, the owner just happens to have an available loft right next to the restaurant that Bryn can use free of charge. She could also work at the restaurant for extra money. 

The owner tells Bryn about an audition for a band and she goes running over there with her guitar. Bryn’s luck continues as she plays phenomenally, looks beautiful, attracts the attention of the lead singer and gets accepted into the band (who will be touring very soon).

Bryn gets thrust into the touring rock star life and gets to have romantic interludes with not one, but two very hot guys from two different bands. Bryn has to grow up this summer, work hard on her music and choose the right guy for her.

This book has the potential to be a great read. As of August 14, the novel reads as a rough draft that has not been edited. It is filled with many grammatical errors, missing words, misspellings, plot and character inconsistencies and plot points that do not make sense.

The main character, Bryn, was difficult to connect with because her view points kept changing throughout the book. She was all over the place and I couldn’t figure out many of her actions and why she kept reacting to similar situations in different ways. I found her to be very shallow, a romantic tease, kind of slutty and unrealistic.

Cale (the last love interest), was also all over the place with his feelings, actions and romanticism. He also had a nasty tempter that would flare up at odd and inappropriate times.

Damon (the semi-love interest) was the best character in the novel because he was the most consistent; his actions were true to his character and he seemed to have more depth to him than Cale or Bryn.

I felt that the end of the book did not work. The dramatic reveal felt out of place and wrong. I would have liked to have seen more action/dialogue in the end and the cliffhanger moved out a bit – it was just too rushed and farfetched. 




I was given free copy of the book for my honest review. Per the copy I was given to read, I give Straight from the Heart 2.5 paws.

If a corrected version is available, I would be happy to reread that copy and change my review accordingly.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Cover Reveal for Raven (Legends Saga, book 2) by Stacey Rourke

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covergifTitle: Raven
Series: Legends Saga # 2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Audience: NA Paranormal
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Formats: E-book and Paperback  
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Expected Date of Publishing: Sept 22, 2014









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An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.

Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?

She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.

Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?

Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.

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authorgifThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.


Contact Info: Visit the author at www.staceyrourke.com
Twitter @Rourkewrites

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Cover Reveal - From Deities (Descendant Prophecies #2) by Mary Ting


FROM DEITIES by Mary Ting
Descendant Prophecies #2


A mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, throwing her life out of balance. As secrets are revealed, she learns of the New Olympus, a dwelling for the descendants of the Gods. The Grand family must work together with these descendants to discover the key to their rescue from the clutches of the evil vultures of Hades, whose numbers are growing. As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers before it’s too late.



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FROM GODS by Mary Ting
Descendant Prophecies #1



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About Mary



Mary Ting 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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