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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review - Sadie by Courtney Summers



A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. 

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. 

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

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"I'm going to kill a man.
I'm going to steal the light from his eyes.
I want to watch it go out.
You aren't supposed to answer violence
with more violence but sometimes I think
violence is the only answer."

This book pressed every emotional button in me.

This was my first Courtney Summers book and I have to say, I will have her on my auto-buy from now on. Sadie never failed to hold my attention and it gave me all the feels. At times, the hairs on my arms stood on end as I followed West McCray in his search for Sadie. Other times, my stomach would tie in knots as I went with Sadie in her search to find the man responsible for hurting her sister.

This story is told in two alternating perspectives. One part is a podcast, The Girls, where West McCray tells the story of Sadie and Mattie. He shares his interviews with, not just Sadie's family, but those that Sadie met along the way to finding the one man she wants dead. The other part is told in Sadie's point of view as she travels Colorado in her hunt.

I want to thank Macmillan, Wednesday Books, and Courtney Summers for the advance readers' copy

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New Release


Title: Southern Shade
Authors: Tich Brewster & Shalisha Cooper
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: March 26, 2018


Desiree is a nurse at the children’s hospital. Being a work-a-holic, Desiree has no desire to hit the clubs after a grueling twelve-hour shift but after being persuaded by her best friend, she caves.

Dressed in cowboy boots, tight wranglers, and a cowboy hat, Caleb is the man of Desiree’s dreams. He’s handsome, gentlemanly, and sexy as hell. And has a killer secret. He’s a vampire.

Bodies turn up in the streets, drained of blood and missing hearts. The most intriguing part, carved on their foreheads is the Xavier symbol. A symbol Caleb has not seen in five hundred years.

When he learns that Drake Xavier has escaped purgatory, he fears for Desiree’s safety. In his six hundred years on this earth he’s never feared death. Now the fear of death grips his heart like a vise. Desiree is the only woman he has ever loved. The only woman he wants to spend an eternity with.





Life and death. Those two words mean very little to an immortal. With the gift of eternal life, we don’t dwell on such things. Death passes us by every minute of the day, taking mortals to their eternal resting place while it is nothing more than an afterthought for those of us gifted with immortality. 

I’d never given it much thought until now. Death never had a reason to be on my radar but as I stare into her eyes, those honey-brown eyes of a killer, I now know the fear that death brings. The universe has finally decided to show up and flip my world upside down. Now my heart is pounding, threatening to burst forth out of my chest. I beg death to leave, to run for the hills and let us be. 

Will she? 

Recognition shines in her eyes and for an instant I think she might. I believe she will have mercy on me and flee without claiming the life of the innocent…of the one I love. Then the storm rages overhead and I know that she won’t. She’s come to collect regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. 

Suddenly, the very thing that I cared nothing for becomes the very thing that terrifies me.


Beyoncé - Crazy in Love
Luke Bryan - Southern Gentleman
Shinedown - If You Only Knew
Andrew Belle - In My Veins
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Hanson - I Will Come to You
Evanescence - My Immortal
Lady Antebellum - I Run to You
Florida Georgia Line - If I Die Tomorrow
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Pop Evil - Heroes
Skillet - Monster
Black Veil Brides - In the End
Skillet - Hero






Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”






Shalisha is an Oklahoma resident, an avid reader, and an author. She has three beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandsons, one of which has Prader-Willi syndrome. Spending time with her family and reading are her favorite pastime. In addition to writing, she is an advanced Med Aide.





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Monday, February 12, 2018

Southern Shade - Cover Reveal


Title: Southern Shade
Author: Tich Brewster & Shalisha Cooper
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Release Date: Coming Soon




Desiree is a nurse at the children’s hospital. Being a work-a-holic, Desiree has no desire to hit the clubs after a grueling twelve-hour shift but after being persuaded by her best friend, she caves. 
Dressed in cowboy boots, tight wranglers, and a cowboy hat, Caleb is the man of Desiree’s dreams. He’s handsome, gentlemanly, and sexy as hell. And has a killer secret. He’s a vampire. 
Bodies turn up in the streets, drained of blood and missing hearts. The most intriguing part, carved on their foreheads is the Xavier symbol. A symbol Caleb has not seen in five hundred years. 
When he learns that Drake Xavier has escaped purgatory, he fears for Desiree’s safety. In his six hundred years on this earth he’s never feared death. Now the fear of death grips his heart like a vise. Desiree is the only woman he has ever loved. The only woman he wants to spend an eternity with.


Life and death. Those two words mean very little to an immortal. With the gift of eternal life, we don’t dwell on such things. Death passes us by every minute of the day, taking mortals to their eternal resting place while it is nothing more than an afterthought for those of us gifted with immortality. I’d never given it much thought until now. Death never had a reason to be on my radar but as I stare into her eyes, those honey-brown eyes of a killer, I now know the fear that death brings. The universe has finally decided to show up and flip my world upside down. Now my heart is pounding, threatening to burst forth out of my chest. I beg death to leave, to run for the hills and let us be. Will she? Recognition shines in her eyes and for an instant I think she might. I believe she will have mercy on me and flee without claiming the life of the innocent…of the one I love. Then the storm rages overhead and I know that she won’t. She’s come to collect regardless of whether it’s right or wrong. Suddenly, the very thing that I cared nothing for becomes the very thing that terrifies me.


Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. “Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use.”






  Shalisha is an Oklahoma resident, an avid reader, and an author. She has three beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandsons, one of which has Prader-Willi syndrome. Spending time with her family and reading are her favorite pastime. In addition to writing, she is an advanced Med Aide.




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Friday, September 22, 2017

PRINCESSES OF THE NIGHT - RELEASE DAY BLITZ



Title: Princesses of the Night
Series: Royal Blood
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Artist: Desiree DeOrto


Tanya is a hardworking college student but her whole world is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious man on Halloween. All that she thought was fiction is now her reality. A night life filled with fangs and blood—and an evil vampire that wants her dead.

She and her friends are the chosen ones, destined long ago, to save this world from destruction. That’s not easy when your enemy is your sire’s son.



Curious to know what we listened to while writing POTN?
Here's our playlist:

Ex To See – Sam Hunt
If I Die Tomorrow – Florida Georgia Line
Animals – Maroon 5
Cut – Plumb
Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Running Up That Hill – Placebo
It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday – Boyz II Men
Between – Courrier
In My Veins – Andrew Belle
Country Girl – Luke Bryan
Save Me – Shinedown
Creep – Radiohead

Teresa grew up in Oklahoma and developed a love for reading and writing at an early age. She currently resides in Virginia and is the mother of two wonderful boys. Her inspiration comes from her family.


Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas.