Hunted Fate Blitz & giveaway!

Hunted Fate
Jennifer Derrick
(Threads of the Moirae, #3)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: July 24th 2017
Genres: Mythology, Romance, Young Adult

Alex and Atropos have taken refuge at an abandoned mountain resort compound. Atropos is a wanted woman in hiding, and the downtime with her soul mate is a nice change of pace. But the peace will be short-lived. The authorities are after her for her role in the attack on the city of Charlotte. Zeus has put a bounty on her head. There’s also a war to prepare for—and if she wins, the gods will be deposed once and for all. But first she needs to track down Gaia, and even that won’t be simple. Gaia resides at the bottom of the ocean, and the humans and gods are already hot on Atropos’ trail…

A heart-pounding romantic adventure where Greek mythology and modern-day life collide, Hunted Fate is the third book in the epic Threads of the Moirae series by Jennifer Derrick.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

Previous books in the series:

Grab book 1 – Broken Fate – for FREE!

EXCERPT:

“We need whoever provides security around here. Or Hades. They’re bound to be the ones who can open this. If we can find them, we can drag them down here and slap their hand on this thing to get it open,” Alex says.

“We need another way,” Sara says, shaking her head. “We haven’t seen a single person since we got here. It’s too time consuming to track them down. And we’ll never get Hades.”

“Anyone know of any other ways to crack a palm plate?” I ask.

“Short of finding a valid fingerprint and going through an awful lot of steps to create a fake finger, the only other way is to break down the software controlling it,” Alex says.

“Are any of you hackers?”

Alex raises his hand.

“You can hack this?” I ask. “I didn’t know you were a hacker.”

“I’m not. But there isn’t a lot to do when you’re stuck at home with a terminal disease or trapped in a crappy boarding school. I taught myself a few things, made a few online friends who were a little shady. Depending on how sophisticated the software is, I might be able to crack it.”

“Would it be controlled from the computer out front?”

“It might be. Or it might be controlled from a central server that’s who knows where. No way to know without looking,” he says.

“That computer is password protected. If you try to force it, you may set off alarms.”

“Then I’ll have to be careful,” he says, heading back to the lobby.

We follow and gather around the desk while he works. The keys clack under his fingers as he mutters instructions to himself.

“Okay, I’m in the system,” he says. “While I’m here, I’m going to shut down those security cameras. No need for everyone to know where we are.”

The TV feed blinks and is gone.

He keeps typing and clicking and muttering. The rest of us sit down on the floor and wait. There’s nothing we can do.

“Huh. That could be tricky,” he says.

“What?” I ask, getting up and going around the desk so I can see his screen. Not that the gibberish there means squat to me.

“The system that controls the fingerprint scanners also controls the card locks. Worse, it’s not separated by floor. I’m not good enough to bring down only one piece of the system. It’s all or nothing.”

“What’s the problem?” I ask.

“It means that the only thing standing between us and whatever is behind those cell doors is the hope that none of them try the doors. If the inmates figure out the doors are open, then security will be the least of our problems. All of them could walk right out of here.”

“Do it,” I tell him. “It’s not like we’ll be broadcasting the locks are down. No one will notice. Hopefully.”

“Okay,” he says and goes back to pounding on the keys.

After a few minutes, the computer beeps and Alex pushes away from it.

“Done,” he says.

The words are barely out of his mouth when a series of small pops echoes around the room. They sound like they’re both surrounding us and simultaneously heading away from us.

“Aw, shit,” I say. “The locks. We forgot they make noise! We are idiots. Come on,” I say, racing for the doors on the right.

We slam through the doors and pull up in front of door number four. No one is coming into the hall yet. I’m hoping the inmates think it’s a trap and are too intimidated to try their doors. Either that or they didn’t hear the locks release. Please, just let me get out of here before hell literally opens, I think.

 

Author Bio:

Jennifer is a freelance writer and novelist. As a freelancer, she writes everything from technical manuals to articles on personal finance and European-style board games. Her interest in storytelling began when she was six and her parents gave her a typewriter for Christmas and agreed to pay her $.01 per page for any stories she churned out. Such a loose payment system naturally led to a lot of story padding. Broken Fate, her first novel, earned her $2.80 from her parents.

Jennifer lives in North Carolina and, when not writing, can often be found reading, trawling the shelves at the library, playing board games, watching sports, camping, running marathons, and playing with her dog. You can visit her at her official website:www.JenniferDerrick.com.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

 

GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

XBTBanner1

Avon campaign 17 begining soon!

My Avon page header

Hi, guys so if you already didn’t know I sell Avon. If you would like to browse my e-store and all of the brochures including the outlet, Avon living, and mark. by Avon.

Campaign 17 will be starting on Tuesday, July 26 online and end on August 8th. However, you can always shop on my online e-store 24/7 no matter what campaign is going on. It’s just that some of the deals will only be available during specific campaigns. Online, they will always have what the newest deals and prices listed during that campaign.

Shop Avon here: 

Sparkle and Shine with Sarah


Highlights of this campaign –


mark. by Avon Pout Vinyl Lip Paint-

Check the Vinyl lip paints here>  Pout Lip paints- Vinyl

It’s the best of both worlds.
Glide on the luscious lip paint that combines color and a built-in primer. More intense than lipstick, more saturated than gloss. 0.237 fl. oz.

BENEFITS

• High-shine finish
• Pure pigments
• Built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps color on lockdown
• Unique cushioned, tapered tip applicator allows you to paint on color in one swipe and expertly line lips
• Provides full coverage
• Does not feather or bleed
• Color lasts for hours

The Vinyl lip paints cost $12.00 dollars. They also come in a velvet finish and are also $12.00 dollars.


Skin So Soft body wash-

Check out the Radiant Moisture Skin So Soft body wash here>Skin So Soft Body Wash

Our signature oils mix with your natural oils to gently help whisk away dirt and impurities for a refreshing feel. Light foam cleansing wash is perfect for summer! Skin feels revitalized and nourished.This foaming body wash comes in an 8.4 fl. oz. bottle.

BENEFITS:
• Oils gently whisks away dirt and impurities
• Fresh scent awakens mind and body
• With argan and sunflower seed oils, as well as keratin and vitamin E
• Dermatologist tested

TO USE:
Starts as a liquid and pumps out as a luxurious foam. Dispense a small amount into palm of your hand then apply to damp skin. Gently work into a lather. Rinse thoroughly.

They are having a sale during Campaign 17 where you buy one and get one for $1.99! Right now these retail for $10.00 each so its a great deal to be able to get one for $2.00 dollars. They come in 4 different smells.


 

Changes Are Coming to National Twilight Night

nationaltwilightnightblog

ntn-logoA plan is currently being worked to restructure the National Twilight Night organization to better serve the NTN Loft group as well as the overall organization.

As National Twilight Night has evolved over the last years, the group’s direction has certainly changed.  So, instead of letting the organization “run its course” and disappear, the NTN President has come up with a way that would not only sustain the group and its purpose, but to also develop and expand it to another level all while shifting its focus.

Today, National Twilight Night’s President has submitted a proposal idea to the NTN Board for their review and vote.  The proposal details the changes for the NTN Sisterhood and NTN Loft that would make for a better organization while changing the focus and direction.

NTN President is hopeful she’ll receive the support needed to make it happen.  With a lot of thought into…

View original post 55 more words

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin book blitz & giveaway!

 

Paintbrush
Hannah Bucchin
Published by: Blaze Publishing
Publication date: July 11th 2017
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner.

But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo

SNEAK PEEKS:

Mitchell

“Hi.” I tighten my grip on her waist, and she moves her hand from my shoulder, sliding her fingertips slowly, until they rest on the back of my neck. I close my eyes.

When I open them again, she’s staring at me, her face so close I can see the flecks of brown in her green eyes. It would be so easy to kiss her. Just a few inches. It would be the easiest thing in the world.

Josie

“We’re a mess, aren’t we?” He grins at me.

I can’t help it—I lean into him, pressing my shoulder into his, wanting to feel his warmth and his soft sweatshirt, wanting to be a part of that smile.

I shrug. “All the best people are messy.”

 

Author Bio:

Hannah has spent her life falling in love with beautiful places, both real and fictional. She grew up in charming Bethlehem, PA, went to college in sunny Chapel Hill, NC, spent a summer studying wildlife in Tanzania, volunteered on organic farms across New Zealand, and hiked all over Acadia National Park in Maine. When not writing, reading, or adventuring, she likes to daydream about the dog she’ll adopt someday, listen to music from the sixties, and exchange ridiculous texts with her parents and siblings. Paintbrush is her first novel.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Instagram

 

GIVEAWAY!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

XBTBanner1

I became an Avon Independent Sales Representative this week.

I joined Avon as an Independent Sales representative on Wednesday. If you would like to browse my e-store for Avon or Mark by Avon products like makeup, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more visit: My Avon e-store direct link

If you would like to follow me at my official FB Avon page for my e-store you can check out my posts here: My Avon e-store FB page  

Or on Twitter @SandSwithSarah


here are just some of the wonderful products available:

todo-slide-_1460994892todo-slide-_1491588861todo-slide-_1464097516todo-slide-_1476392795todo-slide-_1486131218todo-slide-_1488902071

 

 

 

National Twilight Night – We Are Still Here!

If you love Twilight be sure and check out my favorite Twilight group ever National Twilight Night ! 🙂

nationaltwilightnightblog

ntn-logoThe bad news is it’s been six (6) months since National Twilight Night posted on the NTN blog.   The good news is it’s been FOUR years since National Twilight Night was created and it’s still around.  Through Twilight highs and lows, NTN remains that Twilight centerpiece that brings together everything we have come to know and love  – that is Twilight.   In February NTN acknowledged four years of Twilight love, fun and genuine friendships.

And, because the NTN Sisterhood and NTN Loft are filled with genuine caring and supportive women from all backgrounds and walks of life, today the National Twilight Night organization still exists.

The NTN Board and NTN organization overall remains 100% dedicated to making sure the organization remain strong and do not fall, but remain standing for all the Twilight sisters who continue their Twilight journey with NTN.

For the last four years, the National Twilight…

View original post 56 more words

Monsters Among Us by Amanda Strong blitz & giveaway !

 



Monsters Among Us
Amanda Strong
(Monsters Among Us #3)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: June 26th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero?

The world is shifting, and Sammy has complete control. But as hidden truths surface, she starts to doubt everyone who is close to her. The Ancients and Kory have been harboring dark secrets, and it could mean war between the Dragon Fae and the Irukas. With the Defenders as her devoted soldiers, Sam must make some difficult decisions. Should she save the world… or save herself?

Blake won’t give up on Sam. He knows he can’t trust Tonbo anymore, or the web of lies he’s been thrown into. If he hopes to save Sam, he must find the real reason Kory created the bug army. Turns out there could be something far worse than bloodthirsty bugs buriedon the islands, and Blake will have to fight his own inner demons if he wants to save those he loves—including Sam.

In a world filled with mistrust and lies, Blake and Sam must unearth the truth and face their own fears and weaknesses. If they don’t, their lives—and the fate of all humanity—will hang in the balance.

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks

The complete series:

EXCERPT:

Rounding a corner, I flew right into a pair of bright aqua eyes. I knew those eyes, and the recognition felt like a slap to my face. I halted, not just to avoid collision but because of absolute shock.

Impossible. How’s he here?

“Blake,” Mack gasped.

I remained stunned, still hovering inches from his face. Where were all the Defenders? How did he just waltz in? Why wasn’t he bound? I couldn’t process what I was seeing.

Trying to recompose myself in those milliseconds we both remained in a locked gaze, it dawned on me that Jaxon had not rushed his brother. I only heard heavy breathing behind me, and I wanted desperately to turn around to see what Jaxon was doing. Was he preparing for an attack, or was he awaiting my command?

Yet, I couldn’t peel my eyes away from Blake. Those aqua pools pulled me closer, beckoned me nearer even though our faces were mere inches apart. Frustrated, I commanded myself to move. Show some strength. Straighten your back, for heaven’s sake. I’m like a freaking hunchback, practically bowing to him. What’s wrong with me? Back up… now.

I didn’t move. I couldn’t. It was like my bedroom all over again, when I’d found myself moving toward him, longing to be near him against my will. Only this time, it was worse. He was too close, the magnetic pull reinforced by his nearness. I felt helpless against it, which panicked me more.

He didn’t say anything, his eyes raking my face, searching for Sam. But I’m not Sam, I wanted to shout, though I didn’t. I just kept on gazing into his eyes like a dunce.

You’ve got to be joking, Sam. I heard and felt nothing. I know you’re here. You must be, because I’m freaking stuck in place.

Again, there was nothing to betray her presence until I did the unthinkable. I closed the gap and kissed Blake.

I kissed him like my life depended on it, like I couldn’t get enough of his mouth, like he was the only person in the room, never mind the others’ audible gasps. I wrapped my hands around the back of his neck, pulling him to me. Blake seemed just as shocked as I was by my actions. He stiffened at my touch, groaned under my lips, and then, before I could feel remorse, pulled back from me as fast as I’d come at him, untangling himself from my embrace.

There were those eyes again, probing my face, questions forming but not spoken.

 

Author Bio:

Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, and now New Mexico home. She has loved to spin tales since childhood. It was not uncommon to find her hiding in some random corner, scribbling away in her spiral-bound notebook, with her bright pink glasses. You could say some things have not changed.

Amanda signed with Clean Teen Publishing in the fall of 2013. She is the author of two paranormal, YA series: The Watchers of Men and Monsters Among Us.

The first novel in The Watchers of Men series, The Awakener, debuted in October of 2013. It has been an Amazon number one best seller in three Young Adult categories. Book two, The Holy and The Fallen, released May 12th of 2015. She is currently working on book three, The Watcher’s Mark, releasing spring of 2016.

Hidden Monster released November 4th of 2014, and it finished as a Finalist in the 2014 USA Best Book Award: Young Adult Category. It is book one of a brand-new young adult, sci-fi thriller series called Monsters Among Us.

When Amanda isn’t writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions, you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. See more at:

http://www.authoramandastrong.com

Website / Goodreads / Facebok / Twitter

 

GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

XBTBanner1

Tv Shows that I have been catching up/watching during the Summer!

 

giphy-downsized (2).gif

Gif from: https://giphy.com/gifs/day-season-netflix-Sb7WSbjHFNIL6/download

 

Well first off I have been watching a lot of shows lately and I do don’t know about you but I always feel great when I catch up with a show or finish it completely. I feel like I am crossing it off a list or something. Anyway here are the shows I have watched during my Summer thus far…

The Flash:  

I binge-watched all three seasons these last couple of months. I watched season one and two about a month or so ago. Waited for season three to be uploaded on Netflix and just finished the third season a week ago. Now I am ready to watch the show live when it comes back for a fourth season on CW. 

iZombie:

 

 I watched the first season live and I sadly wasn’t able to keep up with the second season. I finally binged the second season and I am caught up with the show which is currently in its third season and it airs Tuesdays nights on the CW.

 

How To Get Away With Murder:

 I would never watch this show live but I would DVR it and that’s how I caught up with season one and two. Now that season three has ended I am catching up on Netflix. I still have not caught up, but I am working on it. 

Girl Boss:

 I finished all of season one in a week or so. I liked it even though Sofia the main character can be a total meanie at times, I enjoyed it and will watch another season if it gets renewed. 

Night Shift:

I watched the first season and the second season live on NBC, but I am now catching up with season three on Netflix before season four begins. 

13 Reasons Why: 

I read the book when it first released, but I honestly could not remember much of what happened in it. I really liked it, even though it deals with a not so nice topic of rape. It is still something that I believe will help people get through things that are going on. I will say the last two episodes were the hardest to watch because I cried a lot. I finished all of it in a week or two. 

The Keepers:

 I enjoyed this show, but it was difficult to watch the second episode. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I had to pause on the show because of what it talked about which was rape. I do think it’s necessary to watch, because it opened my eyes. It made me mad and sad about what happened. I finished all of the show in a week or two.

The Handmaid’s Tale:

I enjoyed this series a lot. It also made me think a lot about how we take things for granted, but the show also really made me feel bad because all I could imagine was what if this was how things were in our own time. It was definitely an eye opener. I will say it does portray rape as a major factor in this show, so if you’re not comfortable with that be warned. I really want to see season two. I finished this in a week because it was only 10 episodes.

Twin Peaks: 

I started watching a while ago, is but I realized it on Netflix and with the new season of the show going on currently. I was inspired to start watching it again. Its weird and quirky but really good. My mom was into it years ago when it first aired so that also made me want to watch. 

Shadowhunters:

I have watched this show since season one and I am currently watching the second part of season 2 right now. I am all caught up. I am living for Malec and Sebastian right now. I am a little disappointed in certain aspects but overall like the show and the characters. 

 

 

 

 

Book review- Into the Woods (Twisted Tales from the Jaw #1) No spoilers!

Into the Woods (Twisted Tales from the Jaw, #1)Into the Woods by Melanie McFarlane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

I received an ARC of this book directly from the author. All opinions are my own.

I thoroughly enjoyed these short stories. It was an easy read. I grew up reading Goosebumps and I really got that feeling of eeriness, creepiness from the stories. Some were creepier than others, but my favorite was the one about a plant. I don’t want to give away much but I didn’t see that coming… Anyway, I think these are appropriate for teenagers as well as adults. I think that there not overly scary, but something that gives you chills and makes you think well, that’s a bit creepy! I liked that we didn’t get any finish of the story so much as it left the story open to thinking about what would happen next. Which is why I got the Goosebumps vibe from these tales. I highly recommend. I will say I am pretty much a chicken when comes to scary stuff, but these didn’t scare me all that much just made me spooked. If you’re like me, you will survive reading this I promise! Which is good because otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at all.

 


This book will be releasing on June 27th, 2017. You can pre-order it on Amazon now.

View all my reviews

Rise By Sierra Cross blitz & giveaway!

Rise
Sierra Cross
(Coven of Fire, #1)
Publication date: June 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

I closed the door on magic long ago…the day it made me an orphan.

Ten years ago, the Coven of Fire sacrificed their lives—my mother among them—to hold off an overwhelming demonic force. Now it’s back.

As a poorly-paid bartender, how can any of this be my problem? But Callie, another orphan of that battle, swears I’m the key to reviving the coven. And there’s an incredibly sexy guardian stranded on my couch who’s promising to help me stop the demons and keep the veil between the realms standing.

One problem: I’ve never been able to use magic. Our local bad boy warlock assures me I have the talent, but even if I did, we don’t have enough witches to complete a coven. The only way to survive is to pull together this pack of magicborn misfits, who have more secrets than spells, into a makeshift coven.

Can we—three untrained witches, a sarcastic warlock, and an overly intense guardian—take back the city…before the demongate falls and the forces that killed my mother destroy us too?

Goodreads / Amazon

EXCERPT:

Startled, I flailed backward. Losing my grip on all six bottles. With a sickening crash they toppled to the stone floor, exploding on impact. The crisp smell of alcohol punctured the dank air.

My heart was still thundering, but I saw no one. “Who’s there?” I demanded.

A figure came into view. Not like he stepped out of the shadows…more like he materialized in front of me. Tall. Powerfully built. With short brown hair and a lean angular face covered in bruises and bloody scrapes. I could have drawn that rugged face, and all its battle scars, from memory.

I forced myself to look into his dark, knowing eyes. The eyes that I’d once allowed to see into my deepest grief. “Matt?” My voice came out higher, younger than I expected. “I didn’t think you were ever coming back.”

“Alexandra…kid, we need to talk.” Matt’s gravelly voice—a voice I hadn’t heard since I was fourteen years old—was low and serious. “I’ve waited over a year for you to come down here. Don’t know how much longer I can hold this form. So listen and don’t interrupt.”

I’d almost forgotten how bossy Matt could be for a ghost. Well, ethereal being anyway. Despite his torn T-shirt and jeans, he had a palpable air of authority, like some kind of rogue commando. The impatient blaze in his eyes would be intimidating, if I didn’t know him. Actually, it still was. But as blown away as I was to see him again, my life had changed since the last time he’d paid me an astral visit. Since then, I’d learned that I had no business interacting with supernatural beings.

“I’m not a kid anymore, Matt,” I said, as firmly as I could. “And I’m not part of your world. Look…you helped me back then, I’ll always be grateful. But I think it would be best if you left now.”

“That’s because you don’t have all the information yet.” He folded his muscular arms, which looked so real and powerful I had to remind myself that they, like the rest of his strapping body, weren’t physically here in the room but in another realm entirely. “Once you’re up to speed on the magical dangers facing our city—”

“Thanks, but I have enough problems to deal with. You know, in the real world.” I couldn’t bring myself to tell Matt that I’d been officially declared magically deficient. Not when he’d always referred to me as “the next coven leader,” after my mother. Instead, I glanced at the shards at my feet and shook my head in despair. Randy was definitely going to make me pay for these broken vodka bottles. Just add it to my tab. “Sorry, but you need to leave me alone, so I can deal with this, okay?”

I started upstairs to get the broom…but didn’t make it past the third step before his form appeared again on the next highest step. Inches between us.

“You have no idea what your real problems are, Alexandra.”

I froze.

Walk right through him, I told myself. You’ve done it before. But Matt’s chiseled face, swathed in desperation, held my full attention. Something had changed there since I last saw him—startling, given that he was incorporeal. In the last ten years, he hadn’t aged one hour. Funny, how I used to think of him as an older guy. Now he looked about my age. The dark purple bruises flowering along his square jaw hadn’t healed. Nor had the bloody gash down his pillowy lower lip—the one part of him that looked incongruously boyish. It was his eyes that had changed.

“I need your help, Alexandra.” His dark eyes, once warm and charming, burned with an urgency that put fear into my heart. “Please.”

 

Author Bio:

Spells and skyscrapers. Warriors and warlocks. Coven secrets and forbidden romances. Sierra Cross lives for urban fantasy, for modern magic and the bold supernatural beings who stalk our contemporary world. Her Spelldrift universe stars kickass witches and their heroic guardians, as well as vampires, shifters, mages, Fidei, and the dark demonic forces that threaten them all.

 

GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

"XBTBanner</p