Thursday, March 6, 2014

Adult Series Giveaway and Soundtrack! Rogue Hunter by Kevis Hendrickson (CLOSED)

Giveaway! First three ebooks in series (Adult  book Series) AND Soundtrack!
My Review of First book Rogue Hunter: Inquest  
My Review of Second book Rogue Hunger: Dark Space
About the Books (From Author's Goodreads Blog)
I have written a new science fiction novel called Rogue Hunter which features a female bounty hunter named Zyra. Zyra's story takes place in the distant future and is set during the time when humanity is about to face its greatest crisis. A clandestine force has been plotting to destroy mankind for countless years. In mankind's arrogance in its ability to defend itself against all threats, the stage is set for their destruction at the hands of this secret enemy. It is up to Zyra to stop the enemy from unleashing its destructive forces upon humanity. If Zyra fails in her mission, all that she knows and loves may come to a bitter and fiery end.

About the Author:
Kevis Hendrickson is an aspiring filmmaker and the author of six Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, including The Legend of Witch Bane and the Rogue Hunter series. His second novel Rogue Hunter: Quest of the Hunter won the Red Adept Annual Indie Award (2010) for 'Top Science Fiction'. His most recent novel is Rogue Hunter: Life Force. The fourth book in the series, Rogue Hunter: Longshot, is scheduled for release in Summer 2014.

He has also published one novella, one epic poem, one non-fiction book, and eight short stories. Hendrickson lives in sunny Miami, Florida U.S.A. where he spends his days dreaming of new worlds and epic adventures. 

                                                       Giveaway Details
All you need to do is comment below, and let me know how to reach you if you win
Twitter name, email addy, facebook link. Any form of contact will do! 
The giveaway prize will be emailed directly from the author to the winner. A winner will be chosen March 20 2014. 

Interview with Zyra Zanr of the Rogue Hunter series.


Shelly: Hello, everyone. My name is Shelly Hart, senior reporter for IGAN News. I want to thank you for joining us and our very special guest. Today we have with us, Zyra Zanr, intergalactic bounty hunter. Welcome Ms. Zanr. You’re a very difficult woman to catch up with. I suppose the nature of your line of work keeps you on the go.
Zyra: You can say that.
Shelly: Perhaps we should start with something easy. Can you tell us your age?
Zyra: Why is it important?
Shelly: I’m the one asking the questions, Ms. Zanr. Now how old are you?
Zyra: Somewhere between 1 and 100, I guess.
Shelly: That isn’t very nice, Ms. Zanr.
Zanr: Neither is asking a woman her age.
Shelly: Touché. But you’ll understand that everyone is talking about you since the Battle of New Venus. Some people are saying that you had a direct hand in starting the war between the InterGalactic Alliance and the Legion of Worlds.
Zyra: What do you think?
Shelly: I think its nonsense. You’re just one woman. But as sensational as the rumors are, many people believe it.
Zyra: Then it wouldn’t make a real difference what I say, now would it?
Shelly: You might have a point. May I ask you another personal question?
Zyra: If I said no, would that stop you from asking?
Shelly: Not really. But I thought you might appreciate a bit of common courtesy. Something which you don’t seem concerned with showing to my viewers. So far you haven’t answered any of my questions, so let’s try this again. You’re a very mysterious woman. Very little is known about you other than the fact that you were once a prospect for the military. Why all the secrecy?
Zyra: Maybe there isn’t much to tell.
Shelly: Or could it be that you’re hiding something you don’t want others to know about? Something that might embarrass or even endanger you?
Zyra: Take your pick.
Shelly: I’ll accept that as a yes. You’re quite young to be in the trade of hunting criminals. Usually it’s a job for older, more seasoned people who have made a career in law enforcement. Can you tell us what made you decide to become a bounty hunter?
Zyra: I heard the job paid well and I needed money.
Shelly: That’s it? Nothing mysterious? Or romantic?
Zyra: I know what it’s like to be hungry. I don’t ever want to feel like that again. How’s that for romantic?
Shelly: So you never felt a calling to a higher purpose? To help out your fellow man and make the universe a safer place?
Zyra: No.
Shelly: Well, I think that certainly destroys the mystique of you being on the side of good, doesn’t it?
Zyra: I don’t see how that’s a problem.
Shelly: Well, you do have your young fans to consider, don’t you? You know, the ones who look up to you?
Zyra: If someone is looking to me to be a role model, they need to have higher standards.
Shelly: For once, I agree with you, Ms. Zanr. Perhaps, we should move on to more interesting questions. Do you have a family?
Zyra: No.
Shelly: No mother or father? Siblings?
Zyra: I said no.
Shelly: What about a lover? Don’t you have someone waiting to tuck you in after a long day’s work?
Zyra: There isn’t time for romance when you’re up to your neck in scum.
Shelly: It sounds as if you lead a very lonely life.
Zyra: It is what is.
Shelly: You’re also a woman of few words, I see.
Zyra: I don’t have much use for them.
Shelly: Action speaks louder than words, is that it?
Zyra: In my line of work, words don’t get results.
Shelly: I see. Tell me, Ms. Zanr. Are you a happy person?
Zyra: Define happy.
Shelly: Let me put it another way. Do you ever wake up thinking how fabulous it is to be you?
Zyra: Every day of my life.
Shelly: You don’t sound serious.
Zyra: And you’re smarter than you look.
Shelly: Hitting below the belt, aren’t we?
Zyra: Call it a lucky shot.
Shelly: Do you believe in God, Ms. Zanr?
Zyra: I’m not sure how to answer that.
Shelly: A yes or no answer will suffice.
Zyra: Then the answer is No.
Shelly: Why not?
Zyra: Because I don’t. Do you have another question?
Shelly: Actually, I have one final question for you, Ms. Zanr. You shouldn’t have any problem answering it. What is your biggest fear?
Zyra: Is this a trick question?
Shelly: No tricks. I’m just curious.
Zyra: Failure. That’s my biggest fear.
Shelly: Can you explain?
Zyra: I may not believe in God, Ms. Hart. But I do think we all have a purpose. I never want to fail at anything I do, because then I’m not being who I’m supposed to be. Get it?
Shelly: And who are you supposed to be, Ms. Zanr?
(Zyra remains silent and the interview ends…)
To find out more about Zyra Zanr (and if she ever answers the question), read the Rogue Hunter series by Kevis Hendrickson!

My review of book 3. Rogue Hunter Life Force
With this exciting third entry, the Rogue Hunter series sheds its skin and gives us an intimate look into the life of the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy…


While resting at Space Station Phoenix, Zyra Zanr comes down with a mysterious sickness. She meets Ryan Grant, the station doctor. Fearing that she is dying of a terminal disease, Zyra turns to Ryan for support. But things spiral out of control and their budding friendship explodes into a full-blown romance.

Their tryst inflames the wrath of Ryan's jealous wife, ultimately leading to betrayal and murder. Even as her health worsens, Zyra's uncontrollable desire for Ryan takes her down a dark path of unbridled sensuality that threatens the destruction of her very soul.

LIFE FORCE is the most powerful Rogue Hunter novel yet. Kevis Hendrickson has taken the series to a whole new level
Paperback, 510 pages
Published February 20th 2014

The third book in the Rogue Hunter series really throws us for some loops. I was caught a little off guard with how much of the story was focused on her sex life. I would go so far as to saying it's a little risque crossing into the erotica zone in several scenes. A little more descriptive scenes than I would normally read.

This series amazing, the world building and characters are so well done that I just cannot get enough of this series. Zyra has a lot of ups and downs in this story. She gets sick and falls in love. Along with this whirlwind romance comes a lot of vulnerability from Zyra. I even felt that we lose a bit of the Zyra we have grown to know and see her having to crawl her way out of an emotional hole that has taken a toll on her.

Zyra still shows her bad ass side with not only being sick, in a roller coaster relationship, but also being hunted by hired killers. Several plot twists and harsh situations that come along with both. She still manages to find her way through things with a lot of action, and heartbreak.

The writing is spot on when it comes to getting the readers emotionally invested in the story. There were times I was so upset that I had to stop reading for awhile and I really felt for the relationships, both good and bad that occur in this book. 

I recommend this series 100% as a very well written, plotted, and high paced space opera. It's a series that I have added to my automatic to-buy list because I know each new edition will be an amazing, entertaining and enjoyable read. 

Remember! If you are interested in the series to comment below for a chance to win all 3 ebooks!  And SOUNDTRACK  If you love strong female bad ass lead characters this is a series I wouldn't let pass you by. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNER CHOSEN)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Interview and Review: Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

  Young Adult, High Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Witches_

For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever

When Cécile is suddenly snatched from the road and taken deep beneath a mountain. She is introduced to the Trolls of Trollus. Cécile has not only been taken prisoner, but soon learns she is to be wed to the prince. The longer she stays in Trollus, the more she gets to know the people, politics, magic and even finds friends.
Cécile grows to become a very strong willed character throughout the book. As she begins to feel torn between the people of Trollus and her family above. With the signs of rebellion, Cécile and Tristan soon find they are on the same side and become closer.
My favorite part of the book was the world building. I loved traveling even further beneath the mountain into the mines and the labyrinth. The descriptions of the gardens, waters and palace are those of a fairytale and that is what really made the story for me.
After five centuries the trolls are about to have their whole world change before their eyes. Cécile and Tristan have people to fight for, and are willing to give up everything for. So the big question is...what will happen next!?
I had a great time reading this book, it was a fun, imaginative and like losing yourself in a whole new world. Great characters, writing and a magical world that shows both the beautiful and the ugly. I recommend it!

April 1st 2014 by Strange Chemistry 
Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance. But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination.

An Interview with Author Danielle L Jensen

1.  If you could spend one day in Trollus, where would you spend the majority of it, and why? (the garden, labyrinth, palace, etc.)
The glass gardens when they are all lit up, because I think they are the most romantic and magical place in Trollus.

2. Which of the following people would you choose to direct/produce the movie of Stolen Songbird: Jim Henson, Chris Columbus, or Peter Jackson?
Peter Jackson, because I love how he treats fantasy worlds.

3. The world of Trollus is very detailed and complex. At any time during the writing period did you have to draw a map of the city to help visualize the setting? If so will you be making the map available online?
I have zero artistic skills, so making a map myself has never been in the cards. I think some people find maps really helpful for understanding fantasy worlds, while others just flip by them. Unfortunately for those who are the former, I am the latter. I can close my eyes and visualize Trollus quite easily, and I’ve hopefully done a reasonable job describing that vision within the story. As to whether something would be designed and made available online or in subsequent volumes, that remains to be seen. It would be cool, but such things cost money.
Krista, I know you were particularly interested in what the palace looked like. I envisioned it as a smaller, two story version of Versailles, complete with all the gardens. Trollus is located in what was once a valley, so everything would be terraced rather than flat.

4. Best break from writing: Food Binge, Television Binge, or Music Binge?

Don’t even tease me! I haven’t had a break in so long.... But if I had a choice, it would be a combination food/television binge.

5. Best idea for comicon costume: Sluag, Pure Blood Troll, Magical Princess Cecile
It would be hot and cumbersome, but I’d go as one of the sluag. I like costumes where your identity is concealed. But it might be fun to go as the Queen/Duchesse. Or Anaïs, because she has the best dresses.

6. I heard you like Dragons and would like one of your own in the land of Pern. Have you considered writing a story with Dragons? If no, tell us a little about what your working on next?
I love dragons so much, especially the ones from Pern! I haven’t considered writing a story purely about dragons mostly because I’ve never had a story idea that does them justice. That said, you observant types might have noticed there is a statue of a dragon in Trollus... Just saying.
As to what I’m working on right now, my time is utterly consumed with writing book 2 in The Malediction Trilogy.

Danielle L. Jensen

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Hello Readers! I have decided I am revamping this site to include more books, interviews and posts regarding books for all ages. From Picture books to adult. I am not sure how much time this will take, but thanks for sticking with me this far!

Hope to talk to you again soon

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Out of My Comfort Zone Reads

When looking back over the books I read, there are some that stand out for different reasons than just being a highly enjoyable read. Those books are the ones that took me out of my comfort zone. They did not make any of my top 10 lists. But they would have perhaps made my list of most though provoking-out of comfort zone books I read.

To say that I didn't like them would be wrong. To say that I loved them would not fit either. These are books that challenged my thinking, they made me upset. Mostly because they made me think about topics that I wasn't ready to take on. To tell you the truth they are topics that I never wanted to think about.

I would have lived a long happy life without having to know or think about the things in these books. But the fact that ideas and acts like these are out there does not mean that turning a blind eye to the topics is the correct thing to do.

When it comes to reading. This is a solo act. You can choose what you want to read and how to interpret it. If you pick up a novel and don't feel comfortable about talking about it, at least you got to know more about yourself and learned from it. If you read books like the following often to learn, grow and discuss openly. I applaud you.

 Forbidden  by Tabitha Suzuma 
She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending

Shine by

When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.

Against a backdrop of poverty, clannishness, drugs, and intolerance, Myracle has crafted a harrowing coming-of-age tale couched in a deeply intelligent mystery. Smart, fearless, and compassionate, this is an unforgettable work from a beloved author

Bumped (Bumped #1)by Megan McCafferty

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody's doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls' lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty comes a strikingly original look at friendship, love, and sisterhood--in a future that is eerily believable

The Wasp Factory by

Frank - no ordinary sixteen-year-old - lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In the bizarre daily rituals there is some solace. But when news comes of Eric's escape from the hospital Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return - an event that explodes the mysteries of the past and changes Frank utterly.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

To Watch Out For

Perusing upcoming releases I came across this title! Added to my To-Read List!

Don't Read This Book: 13 Forbidden Tales from the Mad City

Monica Valentinelli and George Cotronis
Diamond Book Distributors
Evil Hat Productions, LLC

Pub Date  


Down a lonely alleyway, under a starless sky, lies a city that never was, yet is: the Mad City, where nightmares walk the streets, and a good night’s sleep can get  you killed. Here, then, is a book from that place.

Within these recovered pages are the tales of the Awake, insomniacs who’ve walked those perilous streets, bringing a bit of  the power of dream with them to fight back the night — always at a terrible cost.

For many, it will not end well. For a few, they might just become heroes — or at least find their way back home.

For you, a choice. Turn away. Don’t read this book. And maybe you’ll continue to rest easy. Or open the cover and enter a world unlike any you’ve ever dared to imagine!

Don't Read This Book introduces 13 forbidden tales from the Mad City and the world of the Don't Rest Your Head RPG.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


    Circling ever closer to a truth concealed behind layers of conspiracy, assassination, and horrific acts of global terrorism, Jack Flynn and his team of clandestine covert operatives are on the run, barely ahead of the forces of a vast global enterprise engineered to bring about anarchy and the destruction of the free west.

   In Cuba, fueled by an ancient vengeance, a ruthless crime lord sets in motion a plan to assassinate the leader of the worlds newest democracy. Jack strikes at the heart of this plot only to find himself face-to-face with the woman he thought lost to him forever. Together, Jack and Mercedes are on a collision course with a terrifying criminal mastermind whose strategies are already in motion and far, far ahead of schedule.

   The Crystal Falcon is the third book in the Jack Be Nimble thriller series.

The Jack Be Nimble series follow the story of celebrity actor Jack, who just so happens to also help solve international crimes. Along with the Lois Lane-like Mercedes, who is not only pretty, but insanely intuitive. The reader does not only get personal relationships between the characters. But world wide travels, detailed and researched plot lines and a rather ingenious villains.

The third book in the series spends a lot of time in Cuba. It was gripping from the very first page in which we are exploring a vacated island in which the tenants moved out very recently, and very fast. Food still rotting in the fridge and possessions strewn around in each of the houses. But what about the insanely detailed clean up job of removing all technology, wiring and electronics. But with there is still one paper, jammed in the back of one of the desks that has some clues. Fingerprints.

It's really hard to put down these books, they are action packed with just a great amount of research and detail put into them that it's bound to keep your eyes glued to the pages.

While the previous books took us from Paris, London, San Francisco, this book does a lot of focusing on Cuba. It is somewhere I haven't read much about and I enjoyed the writing that makes you feel like you are actually there. There is so much detail and visuals in the writing it's really hard not to lose yourself.

If you enjoy international thrill writers like Dan Brown, I recommend you give this series a try. You'll pretty much be hooked after book one. You Welcome.

This post will appear on my other blog as well September 15 2012.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun news from my favorite Author!

Press Release – June 2012
Award-winning Aussie Creators Go Psychic
Hoodlum Entertainment and author, Marianne Delacourt, team up to bring sass and murder our TV screens.
Step aside The Mentalist and Lie to Me, there’s a new psychic in town and she’s home-grown. Meet Tara Sharp, an unemployed, twenty-something with a gift for reading auras and body language. Add a dose of dangerous clients and a bunch of oddball friends and you have the ingredients for a first rate comic mystery television series.
Bestselling, award-winning author Marianne Delacourt and award-winning multiplatform production company Hoodlum, today announced the option of Delacourt’s Tara Sharp series published by Allen and Unwin.
The books follow the exploits of Tara Sharp as she negotiates the seedier side of Australian suburbia in her role as a maverick psychic.
“Hoodlum is producing some of the world’s best multiplatform entertainment. They’ve well and truly stamped their presence on the international scene and it’s brilliant to see an Australian company leading the way,” says Delacourt.
Hoodlum is an Emmy® Award-winning multiplatform production company that specialises in producing high quality entertainment content engaging fans in television, film, online, mobile and emerging media platforms for worldwide distribution. In 2009 Hoodlum won a Primetime Emmy® for their work on LOST and an International Emmy® for their work on Primeval in 2010. The company has won two BATFA Awards, a Global Media Award and the Broadcast Digital Channel Award.
Marianne Delacourt won the Davitt award in 2010 for the first Tara Sharp novel entitled Sharp Shooter. Delacourt is well known to readers as her alter ego, science fiction writer, Marianne de Pierres. As Marianne de Pierres she’s been published internationally, translated into a dozen languages and won an Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction novel.