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Release Blitz: Ann Aguirre’s PUBLIC ENEMIES

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Ann Aguirre’s PUBLIC ENEMIES!! PUBLIC ENEMIES is a Young Adult Paranormal novel filled with horror and suspense and is a part of Ann Aguirre’s Immortal Game Trilogy, published by Macmillan. Grab your copy today!! And don’t miss MORTAL DANGER, book 1 in this awesome trilogy!

 

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PUBLIC ENEMIES Excerpt:

“Better?” he asked.

“A little. How long have we been here?”

“I’m not sure. But probably not as long as you think.”

“More of the Harbinger’s tricks?” I tugged at my clothes, only to notice that they’d shifted back at some point. So… was I wrong before? Am I wearing the same dress? The constant unreality might wreck my brain.

“Mostly. I think.”

The Harbinger stopped his bizarre frolicking to clap his hands, and the sound rang out like thunder, much louder than anyone else could achieve with two palms. “We have one final diversion before the feast is ended. Shall I show you?”

Like before, the mob practically destroyed the ballroom with enthusiasm. By then, numbness had taken over; I could only exist in a state of abject terror for so long. Along with everyone else, I watched as two giant amorphous moth-beasts dragged someone up onto the dais. At first glance, I thought it was a girl but when the person rolled over, I realized it was a boy, probably fourteen or so, and small for his age. Definitely human, unless this was the best illusion ever. His terror was palpable, and it made the immortals nearby stir with avid anticipation.

Delicious,” something with sharp teeth hissed.

The boy came up onto his knees, resting delicate hands on the floor before him in a posture of defeat so abject that I took a step forward. Bruises ringed his throat and his wrists, and what he had on could barely be called clothes; the shirt was torn in three places and the pants had frayed until they hit his knees, revealing filthy calves and feet that were sliced up as if he was routinely forced to walk across broken glass. On his right hand, two of the fingers were bent at unnatural angles, either broken now, or they had been, then they healed badly afterward.

“Kian…” I whispered. “I don’t like where this is going.”

“This one has a most impressive survival instinct,” the Harbinger said, indicating the cowering boy with a flourish. “He’s been my favorite pet for some time. But his luck might run out today. Shall we find out?”

The audience rumbled in agreement, and the room changed. I had no explanation for it, but suddenly it seemed as if we’d moved from the ballroom entirely. We were standing outside an arena now with a blood-stained pit below. Bones littered the floor of it, along with broken weapons. Snarls came from the sublevel, enough to chill my blood.

“Time for a bit of fun,” the Harbinger said.

Before I knew what I planned to do, I broke away from Kian. He reached for me but I wasn’t stopping. I’d been passive for too long, waiting and hoping that things would get better. It was time for me to fight, even if I didn’t know how. Yeah, there might be fallout, but the Harbinger had to protect me, right? Even if I interfered with his grisly show.

Scared didn’t cover how I felt just then. This is a death match, a gladiator fight, and you’ve never even played Mortal Kombat. You don’t know shit about knives or swords or whatever. You’re probably going to lose. Horribly. 

But I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I stood by and watched.

When I climbed up on the stage, the Harbinger was a statue, lightning eyes flashing astonishment and displeasure. But he held still and waited for me to play my card. Maybe Dwyer was right, and I’d end up broken if I participated in their game. I only knew that I was sick and tired of being moved on the board.

 

PUBLIC ENEMIES Synopsis:

In Book 2 of the Immortal Game trilogy, Edie must learn the rules of the game . . . and then play better than anyone else.

Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Hungry for sport, fears-made-flesh are always raising the stakes. To them, human lives are less than nothing, just pieces on a board.

Because of her boyfriend Kian’s sacrifice, she’s operating under the mysterious Harbinger’s aegis, but his patronage could prove as fatal as the opposition. Raw from deepest loss, she’s terrified over the deal Kian made for her. Though her very public enemies keep sending foot soldiers–mercenary monsters committed to her destruction–she’s not the one playing under a doom clock. Kian has six months…unless Edie can save him. And this is a game she can’t bear to lose.

 

And don’t miss the previous books in the Immortal Game Trilogy!

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MORTAL DANGER

 

 

 

Author PhotoAbout Ann Aguirre:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

 

 

 

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REVIEW- BREAKOUT BY ANN AGUIRRE

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All hell is breaking loose in the edge-of-your-seat follow-up to Havoc and Perdition from New York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre…

The prison ship Perdition has become a post-battle charnel house with only a handful of Dred’s soldiers still standing and now being hunted by Silence’s trained tongueless assassins. Forging an uneasy alliance with mercenary commander Vost—who is their only chance at escape—the Dread Queen will do whatever it takes to end her life sentence on Perdition and keep the survivors alive long enough to cobble together a transport capable of getting them off station.

If Dred and her crew can win the deadly game of cat and mouse, the payoff is not only life but freedom—a prize sweeter than their wildest dreams. Yet the sadistic Silence would rather destroy Perdition than let a single soul slip from her grasp…

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

BREAKOUT is a roller coaster of a ride. The characters and story line is well-developed. Dred and the gang have to find a way off the prison ship Perdition, but they have to stay alive. Silence’s people are looking for Dred and her gang to kill them. Dred and the rest of the gang have to cobble together a  ship that will actually fly and not kill them if they run out of air. This book is gritty, action packed and I love it. Ann Aguirre is a master at storytelling. Dred is the perfect kick-ass heroine. I love this series and this book, and I recommend it to everyone. I give BREAKOUT 5/5 STARS.

 

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW – COLD BURN OF MAGIC BY JENNIFER ESTEP


Book Description
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
There Be Monsters Here. . .

It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call–get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her. . .

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

COLD BURN OF MAGIC is another hit for Jennifer Estep. I really loved this book. The characters and story line were well-developed. This book is a cross between mob families and the Elemental Assassin series. Lila’s Mom was killed by one of the Families, while saving Devon Sinclair when she was young. Now she lives on her own in the basement of the Library. When she saves Devon and his guards from three assassins at the Razzle Dazzle her world changes. She is dragged into working for the Sinclair family and now Devon’s bodyguard. The world building is really well-developed in this book. I now cannot wait until the next book to come out. Jennifer Estep is always on my TBR pile. I recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of Urban fantasy and Jennifer Estep. You will not be disappointed. I give COLD BURN OF MAGIC 5/ 5 STARS. 😉

 

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BOOK REVIEW- HAVOC (THE DRED CHRONICLES) BY ANN AGUIRRE

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Publication Date: August 26, 2014
The Conglomerate’s most dangerous convicts have made the prison ship Perdition their home. And they will defend it…

Perdition is under siege. Mercenaries have boarded the station with orders to take control of the facility—and execute the prisoners. Their commander is offering full pardons to the first five inmates willing to help the mercs complete their mission.

Dresdemona “Dred” Devos hasn’t survived hard time just to surrender to the Conglomerate’s armored thugs. Leading a ragtag army of inmates, Dred and her champion, Jael, wage a bloody guerilla war of chaos and carnage against impossible odds. But no matter how dire the outlook, the Dread Queen never backs down…

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The second book in THE DRED CHRONICLES, HAVOC is mind-blowing and full of non-stop action. Ann Aguirre has a hit on her hands again. HAVOC has well-developed characters and story line.Dresdemona “Dred” Devos was sentenced to Perdition for life. Now the  Conglomerate wants to re-purpose the facility and make it something other than a jail for some of the worst criminals out there. When Mercs show up to change the criminals sentence from life to death, the Dred has to protect the people of Queensland from being wiped out. Now they have to fight for their life. Not only do they have to worry about the Mercs, but the other inmates, Mungo’s people and Silence’s people. This is a great series and book. If you area fan of her Sirantha Jax series, you will love this series. I give HAVOC  5/ 5 stars.

 

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Fast Five Friday

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Description: Fast Five Friday is a new meme we are starting at Reader Noir! Basically, you choose five books you are looking forward to reading and tell us a little bit about them. You can share your list in the comments or link to your blog!

The first book that I am looking forward to is by  ANN AGUIRRE :  This is the second book in THE DRED CHRONICLES.  I am excited to find out what Dresdemona is up too. In the last book she was sent to Perdition a prison ship. On this prison ship the inmates are governed by different groups. They are always fighting between these groups to expand their territory.   The first book was really great.

Havoc (The Dred Chronicles)

Book Description

August 26, 2014

The Conglomerate’s most dangerous convicts have made the prison ship Perdition their home. And they will defend it…Perdition is under siege. Mercenaries have boarded the station with orders to take control of the facility—and execute the prisoners. Their commander is offering full pardons to the first five inmates willing to help the mercs complete their mission.

Dresdemona “Dred” Devos hasn’t survived hard time just to surrender to the Conglomerate’s armored thugs. Leading a ragtag army of inmates, Dred and her champion, Jael, wage a bloody guerilla war of chaos and carnage against impossible odds. But no matter how dire the outlook, the Dread Queen never backs down…

2. Book 2 would be by SEANAN McGUIRE : This is book 8 of the October Daye series. I am anxious to see what trouble Toby will get into.

the winter long

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September 2, 2014

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It’s time to learn the truth.

 

The Winter Long (October Daye)

  1. Book 3 that I am looking forward to reading, would be by JAYE WELLS : This is the second book of the Prospero’s War series.

Cursed Moon (Prospero’s War) 

Book Description

August 12, 2014

MAGIC IS A DRUG. IT’LL COST MORE THAN YOU CAN PAY. . .

When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magic Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. But the moon’s impact is especially strong for Kate, who’s wrestling with guilt over her use of illegal magic.

When a rogue wizard steals dangerous potions from a local coven, Kate’s team must find the thief’s hideout before the vengeful coven catches him. But the investigation uncovers the rogue’s dangerous plot to unleash chaotic magic on the city. Once the Blue Moon rises no-one’s secrets will be safe. Not even Kate’s.

4. Book 4 would be by DANA FREDSTI:  This is book 3 of the Ashley Parker series. In book one the the population of a college town is turned into zombies after a new strain of flu runs rampant through it. What actually turns the people is a flu shot that was not tested. Only a few are immune to the virus.

Plague World (Ashley Parker)plague world

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August 26, 2014

The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.

Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn’t the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States – and across the world.

5. book 5 that I am anxious to read is by CHRISTINE WARREN: This is book 2 of the Gargoyle series. The gargoyles have been asleep for a while, but they will awake when a threat of the seven demons of the dark.

Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles Series)

Book Description

August 26, 2014

Bestselling author Christine Warren is back with the second Gargoyle book in a breathtaking new series about the tantalizing line between man and monster…Art restorer Felicity “Fil” Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful, and powerfully hot, immortal warrior, who promptly saves her life from a cultist set on destroying them both. Suddenly “chiseled good looks” takes on a whole new meaning…STONE COLD LOVERSpar expected nothing less than one of the seven demons of the Dark to wake him—and instead finds himself the unlikely savior of a spirited human female who now bears the mark of the demon. As one of seven Guardians created to vanquish the Darkness, Spar has no time for love—but he can’t deny that his destiny is clearly entwined with Fil’s. To battle the looming threat to humanity, first Spar must save the woman who summoned him…“Warren takes readers for a wild ride.”—Night Owl Romance (on The Others series)

These are all great books and series to read. I cannot wait to start one , once I whittle down my

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