Dec 31, 2014

Top 15 Books I Want To Read In 2015

Here is my list of the 15 books I am most looking forward in reading in 2015. Not all of them will be published in 2015, they are just the ones I can't wait to read.

Dec 30, 2014

Top 14 of 2014

Hello everyone! The end of 2014 it's almost here and what better way to end this year than listing my top reads. So since it's 2014 I decided to look at my goodreads challenge for this year and pick my favourite 14 books. Here they are, in no particular order (concerning the manga, I randomly picked one volume). Are any of them in your favourites, too? What other favourites did you have this year?

Dec 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Queen of Tomorrow by Sherry D. Ficklin


QUEEN OF TOMORROW by Sherry D. Ficklin

QUEEN OF TOMORROW by Sherry D. Ficklin

A Stolen Empire Novel, Book 2
The Queen Arrives on July 14, 2015

Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia—had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces that try to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Catherine soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia and her new empire. While navigating the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.

When a strange and delicate alliance forms between the young couple, Catherine glimpses a future of happiness, only to see it vanish at the hands of those who still seek to end her life—and prevent her reign. Out of favor with the empress and running out of options, Catherine must sacrifice her own innocence on the altar of Russia if she is to save the nation and herself. To survive, she will have to do the unthinkable, betray those closest to her and become something greater and more dangerous than she ever imagined she could be… a queen.



Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophia will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?




Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

She is the author of The Gods of Fate Trilogy now available from Dragonfly Publishing. Her previously self-published novel After Burn: Military Brats has been acquired by Harlequin and will be released in 2015 with a second book in that series to follow. Her newest YA steampunk novel, EXTRACTED: The Lost Imperials book 1, co-written with Tyler H. Jolley is now available everywhere books are sold and her newest YA novel, Losing Logan, is due for release in 2014 from Clean Teen Publishing.


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Dec 27, 2014

Manga Review: D.Gray-Man by Katsura Hoshino

by Katsura Hoshino

D.Gray-Man is my most watched anime and most read manga. I've lost count of how many times I watched some episodes and read some volumes. It's the kind of story that will get you attached to the characters and make you love them all (bad and good) and then break your heart and tear you to pieces. All in all my kind of story...

In the world of D.Gray-Man, Akuma  (demons) are inhabiting people's bodies. Here how it works: When someone looses a loved one, the Millennium Earl will appear in front of them asking them if they want their loved one back. Obviously they all agree to him and he actually brings their loved one back. But!!! The soul of the loved one is now turned into an Akuma and they kill the person that called them back and steal their body. Pretty creepy, right? In this world there is a group of people ruled by the Vatican, they are called the Black Order, and they are exorcists equipped with weapons called innocence that can kill Akuma and free the trapped souls. Allen Walker is one of those exorcists. And the story begins when he joins the Black Order central and his life intertwines with those of the other exorcists and Akuma and the Millennium Earl and the Noah. What are the Noah? They are like the first clan of men on earth and they are working with the Earl to kill the exorcists, their stories are all pretty much tragic and even though they are essentially the bad guys, you can't help loving them.

So this is what D.Gray-Man is about, it might sound simple (or not) but it's a very unique and beautiful story that will make you feel all the feels. There are a lot of hilarious moments in each volume but also a lot of sad one and gruesome ones too. It's a tough world that Katsura Hoshino created. Every character in the story struggles to fight for what they want to protect. This is one of those stories that I can't picka a favourite character because all of them are amazing. Allen is the sweetest, most damaged person, he always wants to keep on moving forward and create his own path no matter what destiny has in store for him. Then there is Lenalee, who makes the Black Order look like a real family and the most important thing for her are her friends. There is also Kanda, who has the most tragic love story I've ever read (no kidding I cry every time I think about it). And Lavi, who is so funny yet so sad and mysterious. Tyki, my favourite of the Noahs, for whom I have such high hopes. And many more...

One other thing I need to point out, is the artwork of this series. Even though in the first few volumes is a bit rough it gets so much better. The characters are all beautifully crafted. As you can tell by the two covers (Vol.1 above and Vol.20 on the right) there was a huge change in the artwork. And I love how it ended up being.

The only problem with this one? The author stopped creating new chapters! Yes, people this series is incomplete. And even though people keep on asking for a continuation (and an end) there is no word as to what will happen. But even incomplete this is my favourite manga series. It's just that good!

Dec 26, 2014

Book Blitz: Angel Burn (Angel #1) by L.A. Weatherly & GIVEAWAY

Angel Burn (Angel #1)
by L.A. Weatherly

They're out for your soul.

And they don't have heaven in mind...

Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from.

But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems; least of all good and evil.


Lee Weatherly was born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, tries out new recipes and has a cat named Bernard.

L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. You can follow her on Twitter at @LA_Weatherly

TWITTER: @LA_Weatherly

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
6 Winners will receive a Copy of Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly. 

Dec 25, 2014

Christmas Freebies by Clean Teen Publishing

Our team and our authors at Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! As a special gift to our readers, we have made the following books FREE for one day only on 12/25/14! Make sure to grab your copy while these free deals last. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family.

(These titles will only be free on 12/25/14. Get them for free before the price goes back to normal.) That's over $90 in FREE BOOKS on one day only! 


Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin (Regularly $5.99)

Aftershock & Aftermath by Sandy Goldsworthy (Regularly $6.99)

The Woodlands & The Willful by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Regularly $2.99) 

The Awakener by Amanda Strong (Regularly $4.99)

River of Bones by Angela J. Townsend (Regularly $4.99)

Reluctant Guardian by M.E. Cunningham (Regularly $4.99)

Moonflower by Angela J. Townsend (Regularly $4.99)

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Rumors and Lingering Echoes by Erica Kiefer (Regularly $5.99)

The Mind's Eye, Leighton's Summer & A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn (Regularly $12.99)

Haunting Zoe & Losing Logan (Regularly $5.99)

Night Marchers and Redemption by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels (Regularly $9.99)

Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez (Regularly $4.99)

Burden of Sisyphus, Fall of Icarus & Purge of Prometheus by Jon Messenger (Regularly $12.99)


Our team at Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing want to give back to our readers this holiday season. That's why we are offering up an awesome giveaway with a $50 Amazon Gift Card grand prize. We also have some awesome runner up prizes such as readers choice of any CTP print book, swag packs and e-books! Make sure to enter this giveaway today and don't forget, you can Tweet daily for more chances to win these fabulous prizes!