Thursday, October 30, 2014

Release Day Blitz 'The Donor' by Nikki Rae

Today I’m super excited to participate in the Release Day Blitz of ‘The Donor’ by Nikki Rae. This book is a short novella and in the last view months I read all three parts of this book (Loved it!!). Today is finally the day the complete book is released and I think it looks great! 

The Book: Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.

Fortunately for Casey, there’s an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.

This book is available at Amazon


About the Author:

Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

For more information about Nikki Rae and 'The Donor’ you can visit Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook or Amazon. Or visit Nikki on her blog.



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Tour 'Blood Entwines' by Caroline Healy

Today I’m excited to participate in the blog tour of ‘Blood Entwines’ by Caroline Healy. ‘Blood Entwines’ is a YA Urban Fantasy and is published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Sparks). This tour runs October 20th until November 16th with reviews, interviews & guest posts. Check out the tour page and schedule.

I hope you enjoy your stay here at Maureen’s Books. 


About the Book:


A dark compelling story of love and its more sinister elements…possession.

In the aftermath of a blood transfusion that saved her life, Kara feels different. Her senses are stronger ... she can hear whispered comments not meant for her ears ... she can hear the person following her. When Jack, her stalker, reveals himself and insists that Kara has something that belongs to him, she does her best to avoid him. But he’s determined to talk to her, convinced that they’re linked through the blood she received during her transfusion.

Jack is struggling against a dark and dangerous demon. His body is host to the evil power that wants Kara’s blood and will stop at nothing to get it. If Jack is able to gain control he can warn Kara. But which is stronger, the power of the blood they share or the force for evil. How can Kara help save Jack without risking her own life?

For more information about this book visit Goodreads, Amazon and Bloomsbury.

My Review:


When I read the synopsis of ‘Blood Entwines’ I was immediately fascinated. This book sounded really exciting so I soon signed up for the blog tour and I started reading a view days ago.

In ‘Blood Entwines’ we meet Kara. Kara has had a rough time lately. Her dad died and now she is just alone with her stepmother. One day Kara is involved in a car accident and she almost doesn’t survive. Luckily for Kara a blood transfusion saves her life. But ever since that transfusion everything is changed. Kara feels different and acts differently. When Kara meets Jack, a stranger who stalks Kara since coming out of the hospital she finds out that he knows exactly what is wrong with her. But Jack doesn’t want anything to do with Kara, he just wants back what is his.

From the beginning of this book I was compelled by this story. I really wanted to know what was the deal with this blood transfusion and what role Jack would have in this story. I just really didn’t want to stop reading. I really enjoyed Caroline Healy’s writing style. Especially the way we meet the different characters in the beginning. I enjoyed reading about the characters and their different lives. And this book really was original. I never read a book about this kind of thing.

What I found frustrating about this book was the way it was just a little confusing sometimes. In the beginning of the book you read a lot about Ben and Ashleigh. But somehow at the ending of the book their story was just not relevant in my opinion. I just didn’t really get what their role was in this book. What I also found a little distracting was the way you don’t understand what is going on for the main part of this book. The author leaves you to guess for yourself a lot and that bothered me a little. There isn’t a lot explained in this book and now my mind just won’t stop thinking about what could have happened.

But overall I found this a very enjoyable story. I found Kara a likable character and I could relate to her on some points. This book was easy to read and it definitely kept me interested. I wonder what will happen next to Kara?!!

About the Author:


Caroline Healy is a writer and community arts facilitator. She recently completed her M.A. in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. She published her first, award winning collection of short stories, entitled ‘A Stitch in Time’ in August 2012. Her work has been featured in publications such as Wordlegs, ‘The Bohemyth’, ‘Prole’ and the ‘Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice’.

She writes literary fiction and young adult fiction, with her Y.A. book Blood Entwines released with Bloomsbury Publishing in August 2014.
Caroline loves drinking tea from mis-matched china, doing yoga, as well as reading, writing, talking and thinking about all things bookish. She also has a penchant for cake and dark chocolate.

For more information about Caroline Healy please visit her website, Facebook and Twitter


This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

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