Thursday, November 13, 2014

Promo Post: The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer by Laxmi Hariharan


Today I am here to wish author Laxmi Hariharan a very happy book release day. 
Check out the details about the book in the post and there is also an awesome giveaway. :)


Published on: November 13th, 2014
Pages: 302

Synopsis

A girl desperate to rescue her best friend, a cop willing to do anything to save the city he serves, and a delusional doctor bent on its annihilation.
When Ruby Iyer's best friend is kidnapped by the despotic Dr Kamini Braganza, she will do anything to rescue him. Anything, including taking the help of the unpleasant Vikram Roy, a cop on a mission to save Bombay. The city needs all the help it can get, and these two are the only thing standing between its total destruction by Doctor Braganza's teen army. As Bombay falls apart around them, will Ruby be able to save her friend and the city? Will she finally discover her place in a city where she has never managed to fit in? And what about her growing feelings for Vikram?

   



About The Author:

A near life experience told Laxmi Hariharan to write. She never stopped. Laxmi is the creator of Ruby Iyer, and the Amazon bestselling, eLit Gold winner The Destiny of Shaitan (Bombay Chronicles, 1). She has been a journalist, and a global marketer with NBCU and MTV. Laxmi also blogs for Huffington Post, among others. London is where she writes. Bombay is what fires her imagination. 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review: Induction Day by P K Hreoz Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Today I am excited to share with you about the second book in the series 'Butterman {Time} Travel, Inc by P.K.Heroz. Be ready to read till the end where you'll find an amazing giveaway.

You can follow the rest of the tour here: Tour Page & Schedule


Induction Day
Induction Day (Butterman {Time} Travel, Inc #2) 
Ages: 16+
Pages: 247
Source: Received Review Copy as a part of Blog Tour by CBB Book Promotions 

Synopsis


The year 2069 is coming to a close, and eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman's time-craft license is finally official. She's ready for the Induction Day she’s waited for since she was a kid—the one that will secure her name on the Butterman family tree of time travelers. But ever since the media discovered Bianca is pop superstar Tristan Helms’ latest new honey, everything Bianca does or says becomes a target of criticism. Having her professional credibility topping the gossip sites across social media is an open invitation for the government to step in and regulate Bianca’s Induction. Now she will have to ask herself if saving 1500 people from drowning is worth losing everything she’s ever worked for, including the Butterman family biz.

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. We’re a family owned and operated business with one hundred years of experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.
Anxious to attend some special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply
Use our Web conferencing to contact our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, who will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.

We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.

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My Thoughts


I got the chance to read the Butterman (time) Travel, Inc #1 in February, I absolutely adored the book from beginning to the end it was an amazing ride (review). And now I got to read the second book for which I have been waiting patiently. 

Induction Day continues few months after where the Book #1 left. Towards the end of book #1 Tristan had bounced back in to superstar world with a new song which he dedicated to his friend (Bianca). Now that they are together exploring this new relationship, it is becoming difficult for Bianca to accept the new life of constant scrutiny from the media and paparazzi. While visiting Tristan, Bianca gets a first hand experience of how relentless the media could be to get some crazy gossip and invading the privacy of people is also included. Suddenly everything gets out of control leaving a big for both of them. I Kayla's words (Bianca's best friend):

"People a questioning everything from what kind of business your parents run, to previous violations .....-they'r calling it something like, the biggest scandal since regulated time travel. A perfect crime combination"

From here the story starts to build up. Bianca giving interviews and all media crazy people gathering up at her hometown waiting for another gossip. All this leads to Bianca's Induction day being telecast live on all over the media on the suggestion of Agent Garth. 
Another time travel begins and this time it is not to some awesome music fest but to THE Titanic-few hours before sinking. 
To find out if Bianca will be able to save her parents company from the fire of DOT and media? And will she be able to fulfill her childhood wish of saving the Unsinkable-Titanic?

In this book the major roles were of Bianca, Tristan, Agent Garth and Bianca's parents.
This time around we get to meet the nervous side of Bianca when she faces the media and a confident as well as the vulnerable side of Tristan. Throughout the story their relationship undergoes several test and finally emerges as a more stronger one. 
We'll get to see Agent Garth in a new light, who is standing with the Butterman family to bring them out of the media mess. BUT! as they say 'Dog's Tail can never be straightened ', read till the end to see what actually Garth is upto.
And Bianca's parents are like every other parents loving, caring and supporting. Her father is worried that is Tristan (who has a history of drug addiction) right for Bianca. And her mother is the perfect host to the guest (here Agent Garth) but if anybody messes with her family and she won't let them off easily. 

Staring of the book was nice and I was slightly getting the idea where it might lead but then few pages into it and it was not able to hold my attention. With all the media frenzy and stalking it got a bit dull for me and I dragged myself through those parts. But author is not to be blamed here, as those parts were necessary for the awesome time travel which came after all this craziness. Not liking those parts is my personal problem (you can call it a problem), it's just that I don't really like people stalking and invading the privacy of others. And then came the awesome part almost after 30% of the story when the preparation of the new time travel began.
I really loved how beautifully author depicted the scenes and people on the ship just few hours before the tragedy. I felt really anxious and sad as if I was on the ship with Bianca trying to do what she had always dreamed of doing - saving 1500 lives.
I had all these what if's? running through my head like a bullet train when they were on titanic and even after the completion of the story I have few more questions like: after time travel has there been any changes to the history of Titanic? The Souvenir that Bianca got, what happened to it's owner? etc. well I hope to get few of my answers in next book.

Overall a satisfying read with the new and blossoming teenage love. And whats a story without Drama, action and emotions. :P

I give this one 3.5 out of 5.


About the author:

PK Hrezo

PK Hrezo is a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she 
loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.
She blogs regularly at PK HREZO: Fearless Fiction 



Information on Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc 

Description:
Welcome to Butterman Travel, IncorporatedWe are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do applyConference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Starlight by Chelsea M. Campbell + Giveaway


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Today I was scheduled for a review post for the book Starlight by Chelsea M. Campbell but unfortunately life happened and I didn't got a chance to read the book. So I have decided to at least post about the book here. 
I am really excited to read this one as soon as I get some alone time. The blurb alone made me decide that I really want to read this one, it has a Magical Boy with Magic- a genie and a miss nobody turning into miss popular. 

Follow the entire tour at: Tour Page. And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. :)


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Book description:



Adrienne Speck is the biggest loser in her high school, so she can hardly believe it when a magical boy falls from the heavens to grant her three wishes. He is cool, confident, and definitely popular-crowd material—everything Adrienne's not. With his help, she has a chance to get everything she's ever wanted: get kissed, get popular, and get a date for the upcoming dance.


But Adrienne discovers magic isn't all it's cracked up to be, and the road to popularity is paved with humiliation. To make her dreams come true, not only will she have to get the lead in the school play, ask out the most popular guy in school, and stand up to the current queen of popularity, but also keep her personal genie from trashing her room, dressing like a nerd, and revealing to her mom that he's living in their attic. For someone who's supposed to be helping her, he couldn't be making her life any worse. That is, until she starts to fall for him.


About the Author:
Chelsea M. Campbell grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where it rains a lot. And then rains some more. She finished her first novel when she was twelve, sent it out, and promptly got rejected. Since then she's written many more novels, earned a degree in Latin and Ancient Greek, become an obsessive knitter and fiber artist, and started a collection of glass grapes. Besides writing, studying ancient languages, and collecting useless objects, Chelsea is a pop-culture fangirl at heart and can often be found rewatching episodes of Buffy the Vampire SlayerParks and Recreation, or dying a lot in Dark Souls.

Author links: Website | FacebookTwitter


Giveaway:

$10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)





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