Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dwellers of Darkness by Stacey Marie Brown- Release Blitz with GIVEAWAY!





Some days feel like years, but in Ember Brycin’s case just the opposite is true. She had only been in the Otherworld for a day or two when she returned back to the Earth's realm. But it is three years later on Earth. Em is now 22. It would matter if she was human, but she’s not. She is a Dae, part Demon and part Fay, with a little Dark Dweller thrown in to make her even more of a freak.

Seeing Seattle rebuilt only confirms she has been gone three years. For her it was not long ago that the Seattle area was just rubble of concrete and death. All done by her hand. 

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is her undeniable connection to Eli Dragen, who is sexy, gorgeous, and even more volatile and frustrating. But her problems go way past him. The Seelie Queen of the Otherworld still holds Mark, Em’s father, and her friends, Ryan, and Josh as hostages. Em needs to rescue them without, once again, getting caught and being used as a pawn to help the Queen regain possession of Earth. At the same time Ember is in hot water with Lars, the Unseelie King, after breaking her contract with him.

As some secrets have come to light others seem to become even more enigmatic. The only truth Ember knows is,everyone is harboring secrets. As Eli’s past is revealed, Em understands more clearly why he acts the way he does and how much their lives are intertwined. But she also knows Eli is holding something back, something that could change their relationship forever.

Em herself continues to wrestle with her feelings toward Torin and her own secret she’s withholding from Kennedy. As the tension for war mounts between the Seelie and Unseelie (Light and Dark), the tension at the Dark Dweller’s compound mounts even more as they prepare to obtain the sword no matter what the price. But is Ember the answer to the location of the sword? Is she the one to fulfill the prophecy? As usual nothing is ever what it seems.


















Stacey Marie Brown by day is an Interior/Set Designer, by night a writer of Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure, and Literary Fiction. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. Even before she could write, she was creating stories and making up intricate fantasies. Writing came as easy as breathing. She later turned that passion into acting, living and traveling abroad, and designing. Though she had never stopped writing, moving back to San Francisco seemed to have brought it back to the forefront and this time it would not be ignored.

When she’s not writing she’s out hiking, spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music, or designing.







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Darkness of Light
Synopsis:
Freak. Witch. Crazy. Schizo.

Ember Brycin has been called them all. She’s always known she’s different. No one has ever called her normal, even under the best circumstances. Bizarre and inexplicable things continually happen to her, and having two different colored eyes, strange hair, and an unusual tattoo only contributes to the gossip about her.

When the latest school explosion lands her in a facility for trouble teens, she meets Eli Dragen, who’s hot as hell and darkly mysterious. Their connection is full of passion, danger, and secrets. Secrets that will not only change her life, but what and who she is—leading her down a path she never imagined possible.

Between Light and Dark, Ember finds a world where truth and knowledge are power and no one can be trusted. But her survival depends on finding out the truth about herself. In her pursuit, she is forced between love and destiny and good and evil, even when the differences between them aren’t always clear. At worst, she will incite a war that could destroy both worlds. At best, she will not only lose her heart but her life and everyone she loves. Once the truth is out, however, there will be no going back. And she’ll definitely wish she could



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Fire in the Darkness
Synopsis:

It's been four weeks since Ember Brycin witnessed what her powers are capable of. The Electrical Current Storm has turned Seattle, Washington into a natural disaster zone. The death toll is in the thousands with countless others homeless and hungry.



And Ember is the one who caused it. Something she will have to live with every day.



Those people who were unable to escape either turned quickly into gangs or live in shelters. Ember, on the other hand, can’t do either. With a price on her head and a Dark Dweller on her ass, she is constantly on the move. Both Light and Dark are hunting her for their own purpose to use her as a weapon or a pawn in the war between the Unseelie King of the Dark and the Seelie Queen of the Light.

Em needs help but doesn’t know who to trust: Lars, the mystery man Torin told her to find? Torin, the Seelie Queen’s personal knight, who has sworn to keep Em safe? Or Eli, who wants to turn her over to the Unseelie King, but whom she has an undeniable, intense connection with?

No matter what she chooses she will probably lose—her life or everything and everyone she loves.




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Beast in the Darkness (novellette)



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Keep Breathing by Alexia Purdy

Keep Breathing Synopsis:

'The past doesn't define me. It's just a place I've been.'  

Seth Kingston is back in town with years of regrets. Regrets for the way he left things with Penny, the hurt he caused her, and the future they could have had together. He had his reasons and now all he wants is to make amends and have a second chance at love.

But Penny wants no part of what he's offering. She's accepted that life is hard, love is an illusion, and you can't trust men. Especially men named Seth Kingston. And yet... he's so tender with her. He's patient, and caring.

Is it possible that he's changed? Can they really try again?

The past has a tendency to embed its vicious talons deep into a heart, never to let go again. Penny has enough tragedy to last lifetimes and isn't willing to let anyone scale her walls. 

Can real love survive anything, even an unforgiving past?


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Review by Red
*I was given this ebook for free for an honest review.

I truly enjoyed this book!  It is so different from any of Alexia Purdy's works I have read before, but her style shines through.

She has a way of writing characters you can't help but become emotionally involved with.  As I see it there are two major bonuses to this book:

1.  The story is written from the perspective of both Seth and Penny so the reader knows everything that is going on and every insight.

2.  The chapters are short so if you are one of those people who only has a few minutes at a time to read this is a good book for you.

~Red

Keep Breathing is a beautiful story about first love and second chances.  Be sure get your copy today!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

"Beatless" by Amber L. Johnson- Release Day Blitz & GIVEAWAY



Synopsis

Mallory Durham has been left behind and it is making her feel less like an adult and more like an afterthought. 


Divorce, sickness, educational aspirations being shattered, and her Aunt Sam moving into her home, have made Mal's life nearly unrecognizable to her.

When Tucker Scott re-enters her life along with his band, will they offer what she needs to once again find her voice and self confidence or will it strip her of it even more?

Told through the dual voices of Mallory as she navigates her new world, and Aunt Sam's letters to her niece, Beatless tells the story of two women at very different points in their life, fighting the same battles; proving that no matter what age a person is, there are always lessons to be learned.


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About the Author
Amber is a full time mom, full time wife, is employed full time, and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day - despite the obstacles that real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they're sweeter simply because of them. She always has 2 rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads 'Cocoa' - because she's a rebel. If she's not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she's supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and eyes closed, waiting for the drop.  


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Excerpt
The Scott house was less than five miles from mine, but it could have been in a completely different world. The neighborhood was older, clearly didn’t have a Homeowners Association, and the houses themselves looked like they were in dire need of repair. His was a brown ranch that had an exposed basement, which I quickly learned was where he had all his musical instruments set up. It was a sweet deal because he’d soundproofed the room with egg crates, the whole back wall was filled with band posters, and there were a few guitars mounted to the studs above his keyboard.
He seated himself in front of it, turning on the power and shuffling the sheet music that had accumulated there. “What’s your vocal register?”
“I don’t have one anymore, remember?”
“We can change that.” Light notes plinked out from beneath his fingertips and he swiveled in his seat to regard me carefully. “I know you’ve got it in you. You have to believe it too or it won’t work.”
“I don’t want to sing in front of you.” The thought alone was making me want to vomit. What if I was as terrible as I imagined? I’d only been singing along to the radio in my room, but it was breathy and sparse, and honestly, it hurt a little if I went too high.
His eyes softened and he patted the seat next to him. “Then sing with me.”

Playlist:
1. Incomplete- Switchfoot
2. The Queen and I - Gym Class Heroes
3. Love Somebody - Maroon 5
4. Stay the Night - Zedd
5. Collar Full - Panic! at the Disco
6. Miss Missing You - Fall Out Boy
7. I Lived - OneRepublic
8. Adel/Eurythmics mashup - Rolling in Sweet Dreams
9. Ellie Goulding/ Eminem mashup  - Love the Way You Burn
10. Imagine Dragons/ Coldplay mashup - Radioactive Paradise
11. Lorde/ Katy Perry mashup - Royals vs. Roar
Bonus track: Ke$ha/ Beatles mashup - Tik Tok Together

(mashups can be found on Youtube)

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Big Changes Here at Dowie's Place!!!

First of all.... 
THANK YOU!!

Second... 

WELCOME!!!


I would like to introduce a couple of special people, people that you will be getting to know quite well here soon!

Meet the newest members here at Dowie's Place!!!

Deborah “Red” Hickey is a lover of music and all things written.  An avid bookworm, Red will read anything from the back of a cereal box to Tolstoy’s War and Peace.  Red currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three cats and attends Middle Tennessee State University where she is a Music Industry major.
Tiffany "Allie" is a military spouse of 10 years, and a self professed tomboy that loves country living. Allie is Texas born and bred as well as the mother of 2 boys, she is an avid reader who loves to read Paranormal Romance, but also reads Romance, New Adult, YA, YA Paranormal, some mystery and a bit of horror and suspense.
Red & Allie will be our new admins, and they are both going to be a HUGE part of my review team as well as an admins for some of our giveaways and Facebook page which is HERE!
So, please, make them feel welcome!



If you are also interested in becoming a member of our team, just click HERE.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"The Deep End of the Sea" by Heather Lyons - Review & GIVEAWAY!!




THE DEEP END OF THE SEA Synopsis:


What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?


Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.

But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.


About Heather Lyons:
Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

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*I was given this ebook for free for an honest review.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! The story of Medusa was never told like this!  The author has a way of drawing you into the characters emotions.  The way she has her sidebar and her thoughts, it made her to tangible and fragile, but we learn she isn't all that weak and frail.  I loved this book, and I know that you will too!
Due to some steamy scenes I would say use discretion for younger readers.  Definitely get your copy TODAY!!!!




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Release to MJ Fields!! Merged Event!




Happy Release to MJ Fields!!
Be sure that you head over to the Facebook Event HERE and check out all the awesomeness happening over there today!!
Happy Reading!
Dowie


Maddox has walked through hell on earth to come to the point in life where he finally knows he can love. More importantly he realizes he deserves to be loved. 
When Maddox and Harper come together in body there is nothing hotter, in desire nothing deeper, and in love there is nothing stronger than two souls that were created for one another. 
In the aftermath of their journey through hell will Maddox be able to conform to a normal life. 
Can Maddox and Harper get past all that they have endured? Can they still love when they have lost so much? Will he be able to balance career, love and family? Will their souls finally come together, giving him the beautiful life his tortured soul deserves?



Monday, February 17, 2014

Blue Rose by Sarah Daltry- Blitz


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BOOK INFO: TITLE: Blue Rose, a Flowering novel  

AUTHOR: Sarah Daltry  

RELEASE DATE: 2/1/2014  

PUBLISHER: SDE Press  

COVER DESIGN: Shoutlines Design

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“Four. My life has been shaped by four people. Four men, to be more specific. My father, my stepfather, my best friend, and my boyfriend. The first two shaped it in horrible ways, but what I am, who I am, is all because of four men.”
 
Alana Reardon has secrets. Some of them are too dark to tell, but everyone already thinks they know anyhow. At 20, she takes too many pills, hides the parts of her that she hates, and willingly becomes the person that they think she is. A slut. A whore. Trash.

There have only been two guys who ever saw Alana as more: Jack, the guy she can’t get over, and Dave, the one who never got over her.

With the help of therapy, facing her past, and the inevitable ways that life changes without your permission, can Alana learn to stop blaming herself? Can she allow love into her life? Is she ready to move on?

Warning: This book deals with topics of abuse and may trigger reactions in people who have experienced those things in their own lives.

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Later that day, at lunch, I had just found a seat by the window when he sat across from me. I was used to sitting alone. He didn’t say anything, and he had nothing to eat. He looked up at me, though, after a few minutes, and his eyes did it again. I hated my body, hated the way I looked, hated that somehow I owed my body and my looks to everyone else. But when Jack looked at me, I wanted to let someone touch me. I wanted him to hold me. He felt like safety.
It didn’t even make sense. He was just a broken kid, like me. He always wore the same threadbare hoodie. Most days, it covered his head. He was cute, but awkward. His hair was too long and usually greasy. His Chucks were a little too big, so they looked a little like clown shoes. Yet those gorgeous eyes were all I cared about. I hadn’t considered guys at all. I didn’t find them attractive, and I certainly couldn’t see the appeal of sex or of intimacy. With Jack, though, the thought of him near me didn’t make me nauseous.
“Do you want my orange?” I asked him.
“Are you sure?”
It wasn’t a groundbreaking question. But it was how I knew that what I naturally felt for Jack was right. Because no one had ever asked me that. No one had asked if I minded, if I was sure, if something was okay. They just took things.
“Yeah.”
He took it and I handed him my knife. It was flimsy plastic and wouldn’t even pierce the rind, so I took the orange back and peeled it with my fingernails. Jack just watched me and, when I handed him the orange, now peeled, he smiled. His upper lip curled more than it should have and he looked silly, smiling at an orange. But he drew the same smile from me.
“Thank you,” he said, and he pulled two slices free from the whole and handed them back to me. I didn’t eat them right away. I just watched him eat his part. He was messy and he ended up covering himself in the juices. He unzipped his hoodie after the orange squirted down the front. Underneath, he was wearing a washed out blue T-shirt with a train on it. He looked ten.
“Nice shirt,” I teased.
He looked down. “I live with my grandmother. She has no concept of clothes.”
“It’s cute.”
He smiled again and it was less awkward this time. “Do you live with your grandmother, too?”
I was wearing a huge black sweater over baggy black pants. “No. I just… I don’t like people looking at me.”
“Yeah. I get that.”
He didn’t tell me that I was too pretty to dress the way I did; he didn’t say my body was too good to hide. He just went back to eating his orange, letting the juice spill all over the train shirt. We were fourteen, but I already knew Jack would always be the only thing that mattered in my future.



 




The Flowering Series

Forget Me Not | Lily Of The Valley | Star of Bethlehem | Blue Rose |

Orange Blossom-Coming Soon | Ambrosia-Coming Soon



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Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She's written works in various genres - romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn't as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she's been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships - romantic, familial, friendly - because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn't matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future - human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah's stories.
Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.
When Sarah isn't writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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