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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Liz Strange Giveaway

Here we go!!!

Liz Strange has offered 1 lucky winner an eBook copy of Book 1 in her David Lloyd Investigations series, Missing Daughter, Shattered Family. 
In Honor of the Release of her 2nd book in the series, A Fresh Set of Eyes, which is now released as of June 28th.

All you have to do is comment below and make sure you are a blog follower by July 27th. 

Make sure you leave your email in your comment and tell us, what do you love about a good mystery/suspense novel?  Or just give a comment to Liz?  Did you read David Lloyd yet? Have you read her Dark Kiss triology? 

We want to hear from you and give you a chance to read Book 1 because we know you will be dying for Book 2 as soon as you do.  You owe it to yourself to sit down with a good book.

Read our reviews of Missing Daughter, Shattered Family and A Fresh Set of Eyes here on the blog, posted today.  4 slice reviews. 

We will pick a winner July 28th. 

A Fresh Set of Eyes by Liz Strange

A mother turns to David to help free her son and another young man from prison, where they have spent the last ten years for a double murder many feel they did not commit. The police investigation was spotty, the evidence non-existent, and yet someone had to pay for the vicious assault on two young brothers. Never one to shy away from a tough situation David agrees to look into the case, despite the tense situation with his partner's family and the physical and emotional needs of the former-prostitute he's taken under his wing.

With so many lives on the line, David must find a way to help them all without hurting the most important person - himself (courtesy of goodreads)

Book 2 in the David Lloyd Investigations series by Liz Strange

In this sequel, Strange bases our mystery of a famous injustice case where we can find one mistake can corrupt a judgement on a murder case. 

David and Jamie are moving their relationship forward and Jenny is cleaned up and things can only keep moving in that direction.  David uses his heart to help pick cases where he can make a difference.  He has a sense for wrong and right.  Strange doesn't put David so close to the line of fire in this case as in Book 1. 

I thought that Strange took a case from the 'real' world and truly let it unfold.  I thought I was part of the investigation of the actual case.  Her investigative writing is very CSI and the suspense really twists in your gut.  We get to see how our previous characters from Book 1 are panning out.  Jamie has a lot to tackle with his family and with his coming out.  Fricking Jeremy gets a little of what he has coming to him. 

I am anxious to see where the David Lloyd series is going, I think David has quite a future in solving crimes :)

Missing Daughter, Shattered Family by Liz Strange

When a brutal homophobic attack ended David Lloyd's career as a police officer, his life was changed forever. Five years later David is running his own private detective agency, where a missing person's case comes to his attention. Digging into the circumstances of her disappearance forces David to realize he has not dealt with what happened to him, and that he can no loner deal with his long-time partner's fear of being honest about their relationship.

Solving the case might not only bring peace to a shattered family, but could finally put David's own demons to rest. (courtesy of goodreads)
This is book 1 in the David Lloyd Investigations series by Liz Strange.
One of the best things about the was Liz Strange can write is that she has a knack for bring in a M/M relationship as instinctive and fluid.  Her books focus on the relationship as ordinary as it should be and not forced or for shock.  That's not what this review is about but I wanted to say that I love how Liz writes the relationships, true and just like it should be.  We open up to a horrible attack on our lead character.  Leaving his career from injuries David has become a private investigator.  He is in a relationship with real problems he has to work through when a case walks through his door. 
As soon as David here's the case he's wrapped up in it.  Strange manages to keep you on your toes trying to guess what the out come will be.  As I was reading this book, I literally couldn't wait to figure out our mystery.  David is a classic character, I could just picture him sitting on my couch hanging out, some one I could be close friends with.  He's tough on that outside with a heart of gold on the inside.  The more and more he unravels about this case, the crazier the events happen to him.  Someone definitely doesn't want him to find out where the missing daughter is.  Strange also manages to rope in the reality of life, relationships are not easy, they require work. 
Strange gives David the answer to his mystery - and it's one heck of a twist.  David also inherits some family along the way.  Strange gives you a natrual story that flows for our lead character as if you are a spectator on the side lines, you're on a roller coaster as you figure out the mystery, wilder than the Hulk at Universal :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Witness by Jamie Magee

I have to say I don’t know how Jamie hits it out of the park every time!

Book 2 in the series, Witness packs all the juice you need to get you through a “read it in one day” binge.  I said it before with See,  I’m one that loves music so to have this books concept around feeling the music and what music can do just immediately has me hooked.  That being said, don’t think that this book is lacking in action.  Magee manages to wrap up quite a bit of strategy and conflict inside this story.  While SEE and Witness are not deeply wrapped in the Insight series, they crossed over and we are starting to see where they will intertwine, and honestly, I CAN’T FRICKING WAIT FOR IT!

Let’s stick with just Witness cause I’m getting anxious when I think about what could be coming ;)
Ok, so Charlie is starting to get her memories back, but her journey is just the beginning. Finding your soul mate and having him be there even when you are not yourself is huge.  He’s giving you everything, and you aren’t sure where you are in the whole mix because you just have pieces and feelings.  Intense.  Magee punches those feelings right at you.  As I said before, I end the book and I look up blinking to come back to reality.  I’m in the room with Charlie the whole time.  You forget the characters are in their late teens in Magee’s books.

Magee brings Charlie into an interesting mix of confusion and we meet a new character that could be tied to Charlie in the past that is forgotten.  The whole while, Charlie is struggling as she learns twists and has to act quickly with the right choice.  Magee has also brought in a few new people and we visit Chara (from Insight series) and big things there :) :)

Magee doesn’t give you fluff you don’t need, she has a way to pull in new characters and wrap you up in them just as you are with the main characters.  Love Draven by the way.  I can’t say enough good things about these books, especially when trying hard not to spoil it for you.  Try on SEE, I think it hits you better if you have done the 3 books from the Insight series, but you can truly enjoy SEE and Witness without.

Witness was a win for me, and there is a line about love at the end of the book that is amazing…

5 Slices

Giveaway and Blog Tour from Jamie Magee for Witness

We have the pleasure of once again being a stop on Jamie Magee’s Blog Tour.  This time she is touring to promote Witness - - this is Book 2 in the series, quickly following on the heels of SEE.  You will find the summary of both books below and our review for SEE can be read here 

Look today here on the blog, for our review of Witness as we also had the pleasure of reading it ahead of time and you can too!!!  

Jamie is giving away 1 ebook each of SEE and Witness to one lucky commenter.  Did you hear that?  BOTH BOOKS!!! Witness is not released until the 19thof this month so you will also get to read it early!  Of course, Jamie never stops just there, she also has some awesome swag, bookmarks and  guitar picks to giveaway along with the ebooks.  Wonder the significance of guitar picks???  WELL READ THE BOOKS :) you’ll be hooked.  

To win for the giveaway here on our blog, leave a comment below, tell us if you’ve read on of Jamie Magee’s books in either series, ask a question, or just let us know you say hi.  Make sure you are a follower over to the right  leave your email address and we will be choosing a winner on July 8th.  (international too :) )

THAT STILL ISN’T ALL!! Jamie brings us awesome books and packs in the giveaways.  She will be choosing a winner from all the commenters on the entire tour to win printed copies of both SEE and Witness, along with a $25 gift card to Amazon (swag bookmarks and picks too) and this is also international.  So you can see the list of participants below and make sure to visit and comment on their blogs for more chance to win.


Thanks Jamie – as always it’s a pleasure to have you come by, love your books and helping promote you any time.   Next time maybe you can bring Draven by or Drake  you know they hold a special piece of my heart.

Visit Jamie at one of these links – she’s lots of fun, and I still wonder how she pumps out these works and has time to do anything else.  AMAZING!

Face Book http://www.facebook.com/Insight.Jamie.Magee 
Twitter http://www.facebook.com/Insight.Jamie.Magee
Blog http://authorjamiemagee.blogspot.com/
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jamie-Magee/e/B004DAU5JY

Summary of SEE 
Forgetting who you are, your ambitions, your passions is crippling….but remembering – embracing your purpose with a new sense of determination is more than empowering….it's life altering. Charlie Myers is on a life altering path that will cause the dammed to humble in silence.
One night…just a few friends, how could it go so wrong? That was the question seventeen year old Charlie Myers was asking when she found herself in the ER. Outwardly nothing was wrong with Charlie, she was a vision of perfect heath, internally she was battling a raging headache…one the doctor told her she would overcome shortly, but Charlie knew something else was wrong …very wrong.
Part of her had been stolen…she was missing memories. Those memories were sacred. They held the key to her sanity. They told her that the sinister whispers, the shadows that came to life before her were not as ominous as she felt they were. They held the bond with her late father, a famed musician. They caused her to forget the one talent that allowed her to face the darkness that haunted her every waking hour. They also masked a much deeper bond, the face of the one that had stolen her heart, long before the age of seventeen.
Sitting in the ER with her angry mother she couldn’t figure out what she was missing, or even how. Her thoughts told her that she needed to protect Britain, a friend of hers, but that didn’t make any sense – Britain didn’t need to be protected from anyone, he was strong, young, and absurdly wealthy. Charlie also knew that even though her friend Bianca called Charlie her best friend, she didn’t trust her …she was almost sure she despised her, but she couldn’t figure out why, or understand how random thoughts were telling her that she adored both Britain and Bianca – that they were her saviors – that they brought silence to the unstoppable whispers, but the silence scared Charlie. In her mind anyone or anything that could bring silence to something that dark could not be good.
Charlie wanted to stay in NY, figure out what she was missing, why, and who was behind it all, but her mother had other plans. Against her will, Charlie was sent to Salem to live with her sister, within that small town Charlie found her memories and so much more.
Her story begins now.

Summary Of WITNESS 
Forgetting who you are is hard, but not as hard as remembering. Remembering that you have no idea how to face your demons, how to save the lost.
Charlie is at a sacred threshold.The ‘glass box’, as she calls it, is slowly falling. Her childhood has ended. The moment she has yearned for, the moment where she can go and do anything, anything at all without seeking permission is now. She’d dreamed of this time, all of her friends had, but now that it’s here, she doesn't know which way to run, or if she should even run at all.
Charlie knew that running would be a goodbye forever, and she didn’t want that, she wanted to freeze the time she was in, to stay in the calm before the storm, the illusion that she could out wit the ones who seek her, hold the one she loves, and play the music that gives her passion. She’ll soon discover no one can hide from their fate, that time does not stop in place, and that whether she chooses to perceive it or not, the darkness has come.
What Charlie feared most, losing him, is a threat now more than ever. A realm, a dark and twisted dream world has called him, and now she must fight to save him, and others like him. Standing in her way is a soul from another life, a boy that promises that he will destroy her world, to save her life. With this threat in hand, with the dark path that her friends are on, Charlie must fight to find a way to leave, to trust that beyond her dimension there are souls that can help her, help all of them. The only question is, will she find them before it's to late, and if she can't, how is she going to use her gift, the gifts they all share to save them.


July 6th Seduced By Books - http://seducedbybooks.blogspot.com/ 

July 7th The Shadowed Realm -  http://xtheshadowrealmx.blogspot.com/

July 8th The Cozy Reader - http://thecozyreader.com/

July 11th MoonStars Fantasy World - http://moonstarsfantasyworld.blogspot.com/

July 12th The Reading Geek -  http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com/

July 13th Lovey Dovey Books - http://www.loveydoveybooks.blogspot.com/

July 14th The Lovely Books - http://jessicaslovelybooks.blogspot.com/

July 15th Sassy Book Lovers -  http://sassybooklovers.blogspot.com/

July 15th  Delphina Reads Too Much - http://www.delphinareadstoomuch.com/

July 16th  Page Flipperz - http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/?zx=6ba9dca96e7fe7b5

July 16th Between the Lines -  http://www.betweenthelinesbookblog.com/

July 18th Paranormal Reads - http://paranormalreadsreviews.blogspot.com/


July 19th Better Read Than Dead - http://www.angelsdemonsandvampires.com/

July 20th Book Reader Addicts - http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/

July 20th Parnormal Books Fan  http://paranormalbookfan.blogspot.com/

July 21 Taking it One Book at a Time - http://takingitonebookatatime.blogspot.com/

July 23rd Insane About Books - http://insaneaboutbooks.blogspot.com/

July 24th Lovey Dovey Books - http://www.loveydoveybooks.blogspot.com/

July 25th D's Bookworld - http://ds-bookworld.blogspot.de