Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cover Reveal 'Origin of Angels' by Christie Rich

I'm excited to share the cover for ‘Origin of Angels’ by Christie Rich! This is the first book in the Elemental Legacy series and is New Adult Fantasy. It is a continuation of the Elemental Enmity series.

The Book:

A man searches for the woman he loves. A woman fights to survive.

As the first male Elemental, Travis is a wanted man. Women fawn all over him, both fae and Elemental alike, but he only has one female on is mind—the woman who captured his heart when he was sure he’d lost it. Travis is not only determined to find her, he’s willing to go through his meddling sister, Ralya, to do it. He doesn’t care if she’s queen of the fae, if war is brewing, or if there is a price on his head. He needs to find his mystery woman before it’s too late—before he loses her to the Order or worse, to the evil Valen, who has made a bargain of his own to win back his kingdom.

Emily will do anything it takes to save her son from the Order, no matter the cost. Her heart yearns for the man who gifted her with the only joy she has in her dreary world, yet the odds she will ever see Travis again are slim to none. Emily has a single desire: to raise her child. Love is beyond her reach, or so she thinks. As evil draws near, Emily must guard her heart or lose her soul to the fae who wants her to fulfill his wicked purposes.

Will Travis find Emily before she gives up, or will she fall into the hands of his enemy and be forever out of his reach? In this gripping sequel to Elemental Enmity, the stakes for control of Earth have been raised. Evil has taken hold of the mortal realm and won’t relinquish it easily. The forces of Elemental and fae must unite against the dark court if they have any chance at all of overcoming the gloom overtaking the human realm.

And now without further ado the cover of ‘Origin of Angels’……..

About the Author:

I grew up daydreaming about fairytales, and my love for discovering new worlds has never died. I am not one of those writers who always knew I would write. I thought that was what other people did
until one day, a few years ago, I took a challenge from a friend and typed my first words. My journey has been wonderful, and I cannot imagine a day where I would ever give up writing. My love for reading is what fueled my imagination in the first place and still does. When I am not writing or reading, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. My family and I live in a quiet community in Northern Utah, and I am so thankful for the rich life I have been blessed with. 

For more information about 'Origin of Angels' and Christie Rich please visit her Website or Blog. Or look for Christie on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.   


This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blog Tour 'Free Me' by A.M. Wray

Welcome to my tour stop for ‘Free Me’ by A.M. Wray. I hope you enjoy your stay here at Maureen’s Books. ;)

About the Book:


Now that she's finishing up a divorce, 23 year old Rin is forced to look at herself and see the person she's become: quiet, shy, weak, dependent... She's allowed someone else to mold her into the person she is today and it's someone she doesn't even like.

This person is not at all who she thought she'd be at this point in her life and she's decided to live for herself... To be her own person and to explore the world around her.

Deciding to live life to the fullest, Rin calls a friend and makes an arrangement with him of a sexual nature, wanting to explore her more basic desires as well as experiment with some new ones, using sex as a way to break herself free of her chains.

When the rules are broken and her world is turned upside down and she is left brokenhearted, an old friend comes back and she becomes confused about her current path. He seems to want to help her, but is that all he wants? What does SHE want?

Rin fights to find her own path to independence and strength, wanting to be the kind of woman that is capable of having a family one day. Rin wants to heal and be the person that she knows that she can be, but if she waits too long, she may lose the one that's always been there for her, pushing her along the way.

My Review:

When I came across the promo for the blog tour of ‘Free Me’ by A.M. Wray I was immediately intrigued. This book sounded like it could be a lot of fun and I decided to sign up for the tour. Fortunately I could participate in this book and when the ARC was send I immediately started reading it.

In ‘Free Me’ we meet Serenity, A.K.A. Rin, a 23 year old who just got out of a bad and unhappy marriage. Rin hasn’t been single for a long time and ever her divorce is final she decided to enjoy her life as a single and attractive young woman. But soon Rin finds out that she isn’t the one-night-stand kind of girl. Not ready to get into another relationship, Rin decides to try the friends-with-benefits thing. As soon as the idea comes in her head she thinks of her friend Sam. A nice and sexy guy of which she heard a lot of promising stuff. And soon Rin starts a whole new chapter in her life with new people and old friends.

When I first started in ‘Free Me’ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I like romance books and soon after starting this book I got the feeling that romance wasn’t going to be a part of this book. But that wasn’t completely true. This book was fun, romantic and also really sexy and I found myself really enjoying this book.
At times I thought the book was a little confusing and I didn’t really like Rin’s character all that much. I found Rin’s character just a little too hard to believe. You would read that she was shy and that she would get attached to people to soon. And the next moment she had a one night stand, asked her friend to be a ‘friend-with-benefits’ etc. In my opinion that was just a little hard to believed. But still I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice and easy read and I loved Rin’s journey after her divorce.

The character I liked the most was definitely Noah. I loved that guy from the first moment I read about him. He was just so sweet, kind, caring and sexy. The way Noah talked to Rin and stood up to her even when Rin didn’t knew she was being played. I definitely loved the parts about Noah.

This book is definitely a nice one if you’re a fan of the erotic romance genre. I think the story of Rin is just going to get better and better.

About the Author:


A.M. Wray is the pen name for Candy Crum for her New Adult/Erotic Romance novel "Free Me".
Candy Crum is the author of The Eternal Series (The Eternal Gift, The Eternal Echo)as well as the creator of The Dark Compendiums (The Withering Darkness), anthologies focusing on the work of "yet-to-be-known" authors as a way to give back to those who helped her. She lives with her husband and two children in Indiana and spends the majority of her time playing with her kids, writing, reading, or listening to music.

For more information about 'Free Me' and A.M. Wray please go to Amazon, Facebook or Goodreads. Or sent an email to A.M. Wray.
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