Teaser Blitz: The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12) by Gena Showalter

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The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, available May 31, 2016! Pre-order your copy today!

 

 

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THE DARKEST TORMENT Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him… 

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

 

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Author pic- Gena ShowalterAbout Gena Showalter:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfan

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Childhood Characters I’d Love To Revisit As Adults

This is meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I haven’t done one of these in a long time. It’s so hard to find the time to do these posts but this one definitely sounded fun. These are characters from books I read in elementary school and Junior High that I would love to read a book of now about them as adults.

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1. Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede: Cimorene

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2. The BFG by Roald Dahl: Sophie

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3. Gone Series by Michael Grant: basically every single character from this series

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4. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker: Although I’m pretty sure Emeralda was an adult by the end of these, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to read about her story now!

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5. Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest: Rowan

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6. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by AVI: Crispin

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7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series: Percy Jackson

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8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini: this one I just need closure on, so all the characters.

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9.The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor: Alyss

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10. The Named (Guardians of Time Series) by Marianne Curley: all of the characters, though I believe she is actually making a book four this many years later!

Musical Mondays 4/25/16

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

Song That Reminds Me of a Book

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Arena by Holly Jennings vs. Godspeed by Anberlin: I know I’ve given a song to this book already, but Godspeed seems so very applicable to this book I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before! This entire song relates so well to the drug/gaming addiction in this book.

Song I Want to Share

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Dark Blue by Jack’s Mannequin: The piano in this song is absolutely wonderful and the lyrics speak to me every time! It’s an”oldie but goodie.”

Review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

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Goodreads Summary:

Lacy Dawn is a little girl who lives in a magical forest where all the trees love her and she has a space alien friend who adores her and wants to make her queen of the universe. What’s more, all the boys admire her for her beauty and brains. Mommy is very beautiful and Daddy is very smart, and Daddy’s boss loves them all.

Except.

Lacy Dawn, the eleven year old protagonist, perches precariously between the psychosis of childhood and the multiple neuroses of adolescence, buffeted by powerful gusts of budding sexuality and infused with a yearning to escape the grim and brutal life of a rural Appalachian existence. In this world, Daddy is a drunk with severe PTSD, and Mommy is an insecure wraith. The boss is a dodgy lecher, not above leering at the flat chest of an eleven-year-old girl.

Yes, all in one book.

It is a children’s story for adults with a happily ever after ending. 

My Review

Rarity from the Hollow is by far one of the most bizarre and different books I’ve ever come across as a reader. I don’t think you will find anything quite like it anywhere you look. It definitely had me doing a double take as I read through the content.

Lacy Dawn is a unique narrator; not quite a child, but not quite an adult either. Her explanations and perceptions of life are way beyond her years but at her core she is still just a little girl looking for acceptance from her parents and a real future with the “boy” she loves. Rarity from the Hollow began as a juxtaposition of domestic abuse realistic fiction and futuristic scifi, but quickly became wholly and completely a science fiction novel! I have to admit, parts of this book were really hard to follow! There was just so much going on and so much information, it was a little difficult to keep up. However, I was definitely intrigued by the plot all the way through if only for how entirely unpredictable the story was.

I could have never anticipated the direction this book went in! The events essentially did a complete 180! I was also surprised to find myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion at the absurdity of the events! It was all just so ridiculously unheard of and yet somehow I just had to know how it all was going to play out. If you are a science fiction fan I would most definitely recommend you pick up this book, especially if you are looking for something entirely new to experience!

You can buy Rarity from the Hollow on Amazon here, all proceeds go toward the prevention of child abuse!

Musical Mondays 4/18/16

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How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages

  2. Include the instructions in your post

  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:

    • remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
    • you’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
    • you feel you must absolutely share with the world
  4. Link your shared songs to their Youtube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)

  5.  Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week

  6. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

AND IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR MUSIC IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ANYWAY!

Song I’ve Been Listening to this Week

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Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons: this song is just so free spirited and puts me in an adventurous mood! I have no idea why I’ve been on a “Mumford Kick” this week but I have and this is the result. I was really struggling to find a better video but this is the best one I could find. The speed seems a little off unfortunately.

Reread & Review: Inescapable (The Premonition Series #1) by Amy A. Bartol

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Goodreads Summary:

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

My Review

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know that I have been meaning to reread The Premonition series for at least a year now! Well I FINALLY got around to reading book one again!! There were a few hiccups in between but I finished it and my love for the series is renewed! More importantly, my love for Reed is renewed!!

Evie is a seemingly ordinary girl trying to start her freshman year in college. However, when she meets the gorgeous yet kind of rude Reed, she soon realizes she is the furthest thing from ordinary. As she begins to unlock more secrets about who she is and who Reed is, she learns that her life is in extreme danger and nothing will ever be the same.

The Premonition Series is just one of those series that you instantly fall in love with! The characters have such depth and the romance is FIERCE! Oh and did I  mention that there’s a love triangle? UGHH! The emotional turmoil that this book will put you through is no joke! I promise it will be worth it though. The plot will hook its claws in you so deep you won’t be able to put it down. I will forever be team Reed and “rereeding” the book only reaffirmed that. I loved watching his feelings for Evie evolve and seeing the ways in which those new feelings surprised him. Their relationship, though a little fast on the uptake is wonderful to read and so very beautiful! I can’t wait to continue reading these books again!

If you are a paranormal romance fan, then you best hurry up and get to reading this series!! Buy Inescapable on Amazon here!