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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Book Review: Lost City: Champions of Darkness BY D.L. Colon

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After the events in Puerto Rico, after the declaration of the New Savior of the world, Noryad King, defeated Raphael, Commander of the Destroyers and taken away his powers, Lucifer has been forced to send someone to look for a new Champion who would be able to defeat Noryad King.

While looking in Hell, the guard she sent found a long condemned prophet who was screaming, “The Champions of Darkness have been set free.” And he immediately reported back to Lucifer.

Who are these Champions of Darkness the prophet speaks of?

Is The Lost City Ready for this?



Taking place shortly after the book, King's Inheritance, Lucifer is in search of her own champion to burn earth to the ground.

This is a quick easy read that bridges the second book in the series to the anticipated third book. I liked seeing a new take on the story where it focused solely on Lucifer's Champion and how powerful he truly is. It makes me wonder how the Champions selected from the first two books, and the other warriors from the Lost City will fare against such an unstoppable force.

My only criticism is that I wish there was more to the book. I wanted to know more about the characters and why they were banning together to destroy earth.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Review: The Dean's List By Kelly Collins

About the Author:

Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.

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When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute?

Twenty-five-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her.

But it came with a cost: secrets and loneliness.

After the death of his wife, enigmatic Jonathan Ferris lived in a world of acquisition and mergers, a world where he knew financial security, a world filled with desolating loneliness. That was until River Roberts. She was intelligent, beautiful, sensual, and when their lives collided, his world changed.

But then there was reality: she wasn’t truly his.

In a world of commodities and trading, River and Jonathan must fight to preserve what their hearts desire. But will that be possible? Will their collision be temporary, or will they overcome the many obstacles in their way?

This book it is a stand alone contemporary romance story about college romance. Older men and younger women. There are no cliffhangers just hot Alpha male millionaires and an intriguing love story.
Due to content, this book is intended for 18+ readers.


Mildly intense is the best way to describe this book due to River's situation and the decisions she makes throughout the story. The intensity happens more throughout the sex scenes which had just the right amount of detail.
The plot itself was similar in some ways to the movie Pretty Woman, but used in a way that more people would understand. With college students being engrossed in debts they will never be able to pay back, it is easy to see how someone in River's position would forgo everything to get herself out of debt, especially when her best friend is in the same line of work.

Pick up your copy of The Dean's List on Amazon today.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Trick or Treat

Halloween is just around the corner and will come quicker than you think. So I wanted to take the time to showcase some great horror/Halloween classics, some that have horror elements, and also promote some amazing parties with some incredible authors.

Now this isn't going to be some list taken from IMDB, or even a list that was compiled by voting. This selection was chosen exclusively by The Writers Revolution.

First on our list: Saw II

Despite this being the sequel, this is the movie that catapulted the Saw franchise. The first movie was well written, but lacked some of the fear and intensity that the sequel produced. The traps were more intricate and followed a group of people that had something in common (unlike the first movie where it focused on the two main characters in the room and sporadically showed others falling victim to Jigsaw's traps). This was also the beginning of the tagline; "If it's Halloween, it must be Saw". This was one of the first good horror movies in half a decade.
Next up Friday the 13th II

Quite frankly, this is one of the best in the horror field. I loved the first movie and that in itself should be listed. However, I decided to go with the second in the series due to the appearance of Jason Vorheese. His appearance as the hockey faced psychopath that massacred those at Camp Crystal Lake spun the series in a frightening way. The scary stalker music signified his arrival was immanent, he appeared out of nowhere, and was a man that could not die.
Halloween (2007)
Now, it's hard to admit it when a remake surpasses the original. This one comes as close as humanly possible. The remake of Halloween was directed by Rob Zombie and was more brutal and sadistic than the original. I felt the acting was more realistic than its predecessor and it gave more insight into the mind of the killer, Michael Myers.
One of the craziest and funniest movies to have some horror elements added to it. In one of Tim Burton's classics, Beetlejuice showcases a side of Michael Keaton that we never thought we would see and have yet to see since. This has been one of my all time favorites and still has a massive cult following. But be warned...Don't say his name 3 times or you'll regret it.

Nightmare on Elm Street
By far my favorite horror movie of all time. It was the first of many in the series where Freddy Kreuger slices and dices his victims while they sleep. It was the first and very few instances where I felt legitimately afraid of a horror movie (when I was much much younger of course). The taunting and teasing of his appearance freaked out many, but it was the song the creepy kids sang which haunts everyone the most. 1...2...Freddy's coming for you.

October 5th-9th, Check out Octoberfest
Hosted by Samantha Soccorso and Christine Gorri

On October 15th, Join in the excitement as we help reveal the cover to Andrew Hess's new book Scorned (the follow-up to Campus Killer)
Hosted by Loving the Book Launch Party and Andrew Hess

For fans of erotic paranormal fiction, check out the Naughty Night of Terror on October 16th
Hosted by Author Classifieds.

On October 22nd, check out: All Hallow's Haunting
Featuring authors: Anne Conley, Wren Michaels and Melanie Macek.

October 25th at 5pm, join us at Monsterocity 2015
Hosted by Lauren's Book & Media Club

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Book Blitz: Vocal Crush By Lisa Swinton


Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn't been able to cure it since. Consequently, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor's wife and mother of two, she puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir.

In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree, painting her house, and baking, especially with chocolate. She loves traveling, reading Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer.

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Can you ever out run a broken heart?

Lexi Court spent seven years traveling the world, living the nomadic Broadway life, in an attempt to outrun the broken heart Nick Rivers gave her. Now, there’s nowhere left to go.

When she accepted a position as a high school drama teacher in Las Vegas, Lexi hoped to get over Nick, find a nice guy, and settle down. But what should be a quiet summer gets turned upside down when Lexi's best friend, Taffy, drafts her to be an emergency replacement coach on a televised vocal competition.

Feeling out of her league among the other three celebrity coaches, Lexi fights for the most promising contestants to be on her team. One note from a single voice shatters her summer. Nick unexpectedly auditions and joins Lexi's team. With her vocal crush on him raging as strong as ever, she has nowhere to run from Nick’s dreamy looks or siren voice.

Lexi has no doubt that Nick can win the competition. The question is does he want to win her heart as well or will he damage it beyond repair? 

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Snippet Time

Another face appeared over Lexi’s shoulder, Taffy. Lexi wanted to hug her, and strangle her at the same time. Friendship won, and she hugged Taffy. In a fierce whisper she asked, “What have you gotten me into? Ginnie went crazy with the charcoal eyes, and she asked me to cut my hair off. I don’t think I can do this.”
Taffy stepped back. “Actually, it’s better than I expected. You should’ve seen the first few outfits she brought back for you. Sequins, skirts that barely covered your butt, a pair of stilettos, but my favorite was the leopard spotted bodysuit made of shiny lamé with a neckline that plunged down to your navel.”
Lexi winced at the mental images.
Taffy laughed. “Exactly. This was as scaled back and casual as I could get her to go. You should be thanking me.”
“I thank you from rescuing me from fashion suicide, but the rest is still up for debate.”
“You’re a professional, take it in stride. At least she hasn’t tried to coax your hair into a blue Katy Perry wig.” She linked her arm through Lexi’s. “C’mon. It’s time for you to meet the other coaches.”

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