Announce/Brag/Showoff

Information

Announce/Brag/Showoff

Website: http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/announcebragshowoff
Location: Virtual
Members: 500
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

Express yourself

Feel free to showcase your work here.

Discussion Forum

Grand Opening Celebration! Win Kindle and Gift Certificates!

 AN INVITATION FROM READING ALLEY Reading Alley is officially launching and we are marking it in a big way with our Grand Opening…Continue

Started by Carole Jun 16.

Advertise in InDtale magazine yearly print!

Continue

Started by Literary Chanteuse May 23.

TOUR HOSTS NEEDED!!

I'm releasing my romantic suspense/thriller novella, Veiled Obsession, on May 25th. I'd be honored if you could participate in tour. All the information will be sent to you a few days before the…Continue

Started by Dori Lavelle Apr 27.

Looking for Book Bloggers to participate in a Blog Tour from 4/18-4/23

Hey awesome bloggers! My name is Sarah and I am the Author's Assistant to J.A. Cipriano.  I am also a book blogger on the blog Books Over Sleep. I am currently looking for bloggers to help fill spots…Continue

Tags: Reviewers, Hosts, Tour, Blog

Started by Sarah Canning Apr 1.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Announce/Brag/Showoff to add comments!


Blogger
Comment by Emily-Ann Walsh 4 hours ago


Brutal Youth Blog Tour Stop! Review -

Promo - Favourite Quotes

- Giveaway!



Author
Comment by Jessica Kong yesterday

In the first book of the Sea-anan Saga, A Lost Kitten, readers meet John McCall. The second book, A Forgotten Kitten, features Areo McCall. Both of these intriguing protagonists are children of an intergalactic marriage. Now, fans of the saga will be thrilled to learn the story of how their parents get together. 

A Seacat’s Love takes readers back in time to planet Earth, where Rick McCall is committed to living the lonely life of a government spy after losing his wife and unborn daughter due to his own arrogance and poor decisions. 

Leonora, one of the top scientists on the planet of Oceana and a high-ranking Seacat Warrior, is a humanoid feline who has come to Earth to study human evolution and find similarities between earthlings and oceanans. But her expedition’s camp is stormed by the human army. 

Rick and Leonora first encounter each other at a secret military lab during the cat woman’s attempt to escape her captors. When she collides with Rick in a corridor, Leonora begs for his help, claiming that the government has been experimenting on her, and one look into the frightened feline’s pale-blue eyes is enough to stir the hardened spy’s heart. For Leonora, the spark ignites in her chest after Rick dares to defy his government and his own commanding officer to aid her and her colleague Tigif. She recognizes the nobility in this selfless act of helping strangers—aliens from another world, no less! 

Now committed to helping Leonora and Tigif remain safely out of the clutches of a wrongful government and find a way back to their home planet, Rick faces many difficult choices—but he doesn’t want to repeat the past and make another devastatingly wrong decision. His relationship with Leonora grows in fits and starts, constantly undermined by Tigif’s devious plots, and Leonora is threatened by Tigif’s increasingly forceful advances. As they avoid a massive government dragnet, fight off dangerous feline fevers, and try to retrieve the aliens’ ship, heated emotions of jealousy, distrust, and resentment that arise in the confusion put their very lives in jeopardy. 

Author Jessica Kong seamlessly blends multiple themes into her Sea-anan Saga and Oceanan Trilogy books, including loyalty, racism, family, and love. In A Seacat’s Love, the theme of multiracial relationships is particularly prominent, where the difference in race between the two protagonists is exaggerated to galactic proportions. As in all of the volumes in the series, this book shows how fundamentally similar we all really are when it comes to our basic needs, desires, and even cultures. 

But readers don’t have to be fans of the saga to enjoy A Seacat’s Love. The novel stands on its own as an exciting and exotic science-fiction action-romance. Though it is an adult-content book, it is written in simple language that is easy to read—and even easier to get caught up in. Its cross appeal to science-fiction enthusiasts, romance lovers, action-adventure fans, and anyone who enjoys exploring human nature through the lens of creative imagination makes it attractive to a wide audience.

Amazon US:  http://goo.gl/K7RYSH

Barnes & Noble:  http://goo.gl/QOUnm3

Amazon UK:   http://goo.gl/6N49KR


Author
Comment by Jessica Kong yesterday

Many readers enjoy Star Wars-esque stories of conflict on faraway planets, while other readers tend to stick to epic romances. Few authors have managed to combine the two genres in such a seamless way as Jessica A. Kong has in her Sea-anan Saga. She has created a highly complex story with fully developed characters, and the themes explored here are inarguably adult, yet the reading level required is no more than eighth grade. A Forgotten Kitten zips along at just the right pace, allowing the reader to digest the complexity of the plot and interrelation between the characters without having to think too hard. The story revolves around Sev, a young, handsome prince and member of a royal family who rises to become king of the Oceanan race. Sev is raised in the midst of a vicious family feud, but all seems worth it when his adoptive aunt gives birth to a beautiful little girl whom Sev falls instantly and irrevocably in love with. But when Sev’s planet collides with its own sun and collapses, he must bear the loss of his entire family, including his love as well as any memory of her. Areo, the heroine of the story, is that little girl that Sev fell for during his childhood. She is a human-feline hybrid who has grown to hate the royal family that her soul mate hails from. She undergoes a destructive event and space travel episode similar to Sev’s, and it is not too long before she has settled her new planet and with her fellow half-bloods, created a strong, thriving society. When she is brutally attacked by Daehog, everyone in her empire is scattered throughout the universe. Where does she land but the planet that Sev is currently occupying. What follows is a continually building conflict interlaced with one of the most fervently passionate love stories seen in these kinds of novels. Kong chooses not just to write about space travel, or war, or love, or family, or even racism; instead, she chooses to combine all of these classic literary themes into one amazing story. The result is a mysterious and ultimately deeply satisfying story that only leads to the craving for more from this gifted and astoundingly creative writer. Reading should always be enjoyable, especially when reading escapist literature, and Kong has remembered this and accomplished it without sacrificing plot or characterization. The task of any science fiction writer is to take alien, unbelievable concepts and present them in a way that convinces the reader they are plausible in reality, and Kong has certainly hit the mark with her second novel in this delightfully mystifying series.

Amazon US:  http://goo.gl/bVg6pc

Barnes & Noble:  http://goo.gl/Yxe2WY

Amazon UK:  http://goo.gl/NcILFH


Author
Comment by Jessica Kong yesterday

“A titillating opening to a space-opera romance series…given the number of John’s siblings, the Sea-anan saga has the potential to keep readers entertained for several installments.” —Kirkus Reviews 


Seacat John McCall labels the attack on the Sea-anan Empire as a nightmare. He escapes the enemy’s invasion, only to find himself stranded on a distant planet called Surreal. Tormented by thoughts of his family being massacred or captured by the enemy, he focuses on returning to aid them until he experiences a mind-boggling kiss that can only come from the one he is meant to share his life with. To ease the terror he feels for his family, John seeks the identity of his secret admirer. He quickly learns the true meaning of nightmare when he discovers his soul mate is of “the mist.” 

Jasira Eversole is drawn to the powerfully built outlander sitting at the king’s table. Unable to resist the need to see him again, she enters the warrior’s room while he sleeps. John’s rugged good looks and chiseled body compel Jasira to reach out and touch him. Being of the mist, Jasira knows she will not be able to feel John, but she cannot resist his pull. The richness of John’s hair, the firmness of his muscles, and the clean scent of his skin all take Jasira off guard. She swiftly realizes John is her intended mate. Now, Jasira must somehow convince the young warrior that they are two halves of one soul without chasing him off Surreal, leaving her to a lonely existence as mist.

Amazon US:  http://goo.gl/PA2XiM

Barnes & Noble:  http://goo.gl/TyOCwP

Amazon UK:  http://goo.gl/sXSozK


Blogger
Comment by Emily-Ann Walsh on Friday


All Good Things Must Come To An End! 

Tara Oakes Kingsmen MC Series Is Coming

To An End On August 19th, 2015.


Blogger
Comment by Beck Valley Books Blog on Thursday

Blogger
Comment by Beck Valley Books Blog on Thursday

Our Book Review of The Replacement - A Novel by Jason Pellegrini​ 'An excellent read and full of hard hitting action'....

"A hard hitting gritty novel following the relocation of Patrick Sullivan to the homicide unit where he not only has to work fast to find a serial killer but has to fight his demons to survive.

The author touches on the human side of being a homicide detective, the problems it brings to the home life and the demons it creates. A page turning roller coaster ride which keeps the reader involved all the way through. You find yourself trying to find out who the serial killer is, feeling that you are there in the background of every crime scene, living every moment of the detectives life and sharing his love and disappointments.

An excellent read and full of hard hitting action and I can't wait to find out what awaits Patrick Sullivan in future publications. Anyone who likes page turning action which takes you down to the streets then this is the novelist for you."

Read all about the #book and author here...
http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/book-review-replaceme...


Blogger
Comment by Beck Valley Books Blog on Thursday

Book Review - Kill with a borrowed knife: or Agent Al by Michael Wreford

"A page turning novel full of intrigue, double standards, espionage, having to live on the edge and change not only your game plan but your life as well on a daily basis.

The story covers two seperate continents Europe and Asia. The two dominant forces of Russia and China both want a computer programme that controls all the systems in the world. Meet George Quant the new James Bond who has to work out very quickly who he can and cannot trust He is also haunted by what happened in Russia where he had to flee from very quickly.

A novel which will ask questions about the worlds computer system, can one programme control or corrupt them and whoever has that programme will they then control the world. Alongside this we have George who has the programme but who can he trust and give it to.

The intriguing factor about the book is that two different countries with different cultures and beliefs want the same thing and will use whatever methods necessary to achieve that goal. I think the author has created a character who will be in several more escapades, hopefully!"

Read more on the #book and author here http://beckvalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/book-review-kill-with...


Blogger
Comment by Beck Valley Books Blog on Wednesday

July 1-4th eBOOK CELEBRATION! Tons of Great PRIZES!
Join over 30 authors in this great blog hop and enter to win superfab prizes! Remember to load up your Kindles with military-themed books, too!
How can you enter?
Simply join the blog hop & enter the Rafflecopter here: http://bit.ly/BlogHopBigPrizes

Comment by Michael Phelps on Tuesday

 
 
 

Need help?

Badge

Loading…

RSS

Author Interview – Thriller Edition

In preparation for ThrillerFest X, the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers, we interviewed four bestselling, award-winning authors… who also all happen to be book reviewers. These ITW members shared their unique perspectives on writing & reading book reviews, trends in the Thriller genre and community, and even shared a few stories that made us […]

The UK’s Top Ten Books… Coming in August 2015

The UK’s Top Ten Books… Coming in August 2015 Time was that August provided sad and meagre pickings in the publishing world, but over the last few years this has changed beyond belief. Far from worrying about there being no room for publicity, now many of the most talked-about books are being published in the […]

Cover Love June Edition

June Edition Summer is heating up, and so is our passion for beautiful covers! Here are some designs to kick off your summer with style and, in the case of YOUR top-loved cover this month (THE BOURBON KINGS by J.R. Ward), some romance, too. Click through to read the full description, request the title, and “Like” […]

© 2015   Created by Tarah Theoret.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service