FFBC #2 - Broken Faith by Brandy Nacole

Hey Guys! 

I hope all of you guys have already had the chance to check out 
the first book of our July FFBC "Uniquely Unwelcome."

Now I want to tell you a little about our 2nd Book
Broken Faith!

Broken Faith
(Spiritual Discord #1)
Brandy Nacole
190 pages
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
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"This is it. The moment Heaven and Hell clash. But which unearthly being will win, the fallen angel or Hell's hounds?

Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes."

Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.
Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.
Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.
Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

I have the honor of hosting Brandy Nacole as she discusses
how she creates Evil Characters...

Creating Evil Characters

    Not all, but most fiction books have an evil villain.  But what makes a good villain?  Well, besides the reason they are fighting against the good guys, which is usually about power and taking over the world, I think they also need a good backstory.  A villain’s backstory explains so much about why they are doing the things they are doing and what led them there.
   In my novel, Broken Faith, the hell hound Falon is the villain.  Although he is not the main boss, that would be Lucifer, he’s the one doing the dirty work.  But Falon isn’t just following the command of his boss, he’s out for revenge.  In the story, bits of Falon’s backstory is told through Kayson and even a little by himself as he searches for Kayson and Sabrina.  His backstory allows readers to see who he was, who is now, and gives them ideas about his possible future. 
 Backstory’s help improve the story, add a twist, as well as add to the complexity of the character’s relationships.  Creating evil villains who have no backstory, they just do what they do just because, gives them no meaning.  Sometimes it makes you feel for them, hate them more, or make you look around at your own life.  It is what gives a villain his depth. 


July 26th:
Wicca Witch 4 BookBlog -> Review + Q&A  (Spotlight)
July 29th:
Mary Had a Little Book Blog -> Review + Dream Cast
Peace, Love and Fangirl -> Review + Interview
July 30th:
Book2Buzz -> Review + Excerpt
A Reading Nurse -> Review + Guest Post
July 31th:
Home Of A Book Lover -> Review + Dream Cast
All In One Place -> Double Review
Lili Lost In A Book -> Review + Guest Post

Enter this incredible giveaway!

There'll be 5 winners! Yes, Book Addicts, 5!!

1st Place: (1) Signed Paperback Of Uniquely Unwelcome
2nd & 3rd place: (1) ebook of Uniquely Unwelcome and the Sequel Blood Burdens
4th and 5th place: (1) ebook of Broken Faith

For those who don't know how this works, the winners will be those who have participated the most. Meaning, the winners will be those who have more points. No Rafflecopter luck this time, Book Addicts. This is all on you now! If there's a draw, then the odds will decide and this time the Rafflecopter luck would be a major factor deciding if you win or not. But don't worry, this time you have 5 chances to win!

Also follow the calendar above to be know which blog is up and to answer the 
Question of the Day!  Here is today's!

What do you think about Villians? Do you love them? 
Or do you love to hate them?

Thank you to our beloved team for making this event possible.

Blog Tour: His Wicked Games by Ember Casey


Title: His Wicked Games
Author: Ember Casey
Release date: June 11th, 2013
Genre:  Erotic Romance / Steamy Contemporary Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
Goodreads Rating: 4.03
My Rating: 4.0

Book Description:
Trapped with a billionaire in his mysterious mansion... Can she beat him at his own game?

Lily would do anything to save the Frazer Center for the Arts—even take on the infamous billionaire Calder Cunningham.
The Cunninghams have long held a reputation for being eccentric—and secretive. When Lily breaks onto their estate, she only wants to find and reason with Calder. (All right, all right, she wants to punch him in the face, too, but that's Plan B.) The Cunningham family was the Frazer Center's largest benefactor for years—until Calder took over the family funds and broke the pledge contract without warning. Now the Center is on the brink of closing, and she's desperate to save the institution her father founded.
Calder is willing to consider her pleas—but for a price. Lily must indulge his whims, play along with his sexual games—all while confined to his mysterious mansion—or she'll never get the funds to save the Center. But there's more to the arrogant billionaire than meets the eye, and the longer they play cat and mouse, the more Lily begins to question her own feelings of hatred for the man.

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17825160-his-wicked-games

My Review: 

I have to admit that I've been very blessed lately by the quality of books that have been coming my way. And this book has been no exception. This story is about a woman named Lily who is desperate to save her family's art center when they start experiencing difficult times. Their center has lost its biggest patron and Lily is determined to find a way to make him reconsider.

After several letters, e-mails and phone calls don't seem to do the trick, and employees start quitting at the center since their paychecks start bouncing, Lily decides it's time to take drastic measures and try to get a one-on-one meeting with their patron to make him seem reason. So she gets in her car and drives over to the Cunningham Estate.

The patron in question is Calder Cunningham, a known billionaire play boy that had inherited his family's fortune when his father passes away. Lily is convinced that he is cold and heartless and instead of sponsoring worthy causes, wants to use his money to travel around the world wooing one bimbo after another.

Lily's hopes of making him see reason fails. He has no interest in supporting the center and will not change his mind. Heart-broken and angry Lily wants to get as far away as Calder as she can, but unfortunately all the roads out are blocked to a thunder storm and she has no alternatives, but to stay at the house of the man who is single-handedly bringing her family's center to ruins.

Shortly after her stay there she notices Calder watching her every move and she can tell that he is attracted to her. And desperate times calls for desperate measures. She decided to use her knew found knowledge to her benefit and seduce Calder into falling for her. Being able to tell what Lily is up to Calder comes up with a game. A game of seduction. If Lily is able to seduce Calder until he can't take it anymore, he will renew his donation to her center. She accepts and is about to play in the most "Wicked Game" of her life.

If you cannot tell from above this book is extremely fun an flirty! Lily is a woman who will stop for nothing, when she has a goal in mind. She is desperate to save her family's business. Her father has invested so much into this Art Center and she can't stand to see him lose it. Calder on the other hand is more than the eye can see. Shortly after meeting him, you can tell that there is something troubling him and there is more to his story than just some cold-hearted billionaire play boy. I really enjoyed reading about the Lily and Calder's journey of seduction. The author will change the way you look at children's games like Hide and Seek and Tag for ever. This was a fun read and I am looking forward to reading Book 2: TRUTH OR DARE! 

About the Author:
Ember Casey is a twenty-something writer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia in a den of iniquity (or so she likes to tell people). When she's not writing steamy romances, you can find her whipping up baked goods (usually of the chocolate variety), traveling (her bucket list is infinite), or generally causing trouble (because somebody has to do it).

Social Links:
Official Website - http://embercasey.blogspot.pt/p/aboutcontact.html?zx=69c2c3a26b4b676
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EmberCasey
Twitter – https://twitter.com/EmberCasey

Tour Giveaway:
 Prize: 5USD Amazon Gift Card
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Blog Tour - Coming Back to You by Devon Youngblood

Title: Coming Back To You

Author: Devon Youngblood

Release date: August 27th, 2013

Genre:  New Adult

Goodreads Rating: 3.75

My Rating: 4.0

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

Maura is a twenty three year old who is still coping with her parents' sudden death two years ago. She recently graduated from college and now has her own catering business. A best friend-roommate who has been there through it all and helps make life manageable.

Until first love Pierson Hammer comes walking back into her life.
Pierson has demons of his own, after serving in the military for five years. Tormented from his past and present. He comes home hoping to make amends with Maura.
Can Maura forgive Pierson for leaving her all those years ago? Can she trust him with her future? Will she open herself up completely?

My Review:

As an avid reader there are many reactions you get after reading a book. There are books that make you laugh. Books that make you cry. Books that make you turn the page with anticipation. Books that make you want to throw it against the wall. Then there are books that completely touch your soul as you read them, and I will have to honestly say, that Coming Back to You by Devon Youngblood is one of them.

Maura and her best friend Ruby are out dancing, when Maura realizes that her ex-love is back into town. Maura and Pierson were high school sweethearts who were separated when Pierson joined the military. When he left, Maura never heard from him again. She did not receive one letter, e-mail or telephone call. Even when Maura lost both of her parents in a tragic accident. He was the love of her life and when she needed him most he was absent.

It took Maura many years to get her life back on track, and when she finally finds a happy place, Pierson is back into town and conjurers up all the old feelings Maura has worked hard to push away. But being back in the same place at the same time and it is hard for them to resist one another. But they are not the same two people who fell in love years ago. They are both worse for wear with problems to over come. As Maura struggles with the loss of her parents, Pierson has his own demons to face. The very sad reality of many ex-veterans: PTSD. Pierson is haunted by bad memories that makes it impossible for him to move on from the horrors he encounterd overseas.

This book is about two haunted people helping each-other overcome the obstacles in their way to happiness. When I was reading this story, I was so happy to see the author take on such a heavy subject as PTSD. It is something that I have yet to read about in any books and it made me enjoy the story even more. I loved reading about how Maura and Pierson find a way to be each other's rocks and find a way to love one another again. Yes, it is not easy and they hit countless bumps along the path, but in the end they are able to do so.

I really enjoyed the book and was excited to be able to ask the author a few questions! Read below to find out more about the authors inspiration behind the book and following Prequel and Sequel that will be out soon!

Interview Questions

First off thank you for such a beautiful and heartfelt story. I devoured it in one evening.
In this story you touch upon 2 very difficult topics to write about. A girl losing both of her parents at a young age, and an ex-soldier facing the very sad reality of PTSD. What made you decide to write about such tough subjects? Did you ever find yourself regretting this decision?

I wrote about it because I don’t think there are many books on the subject. And it’s something that I believe needs attention. Most soldiers don’t realize they have PTSD or they don’t want to admit it because they think they are perceived as being weak. And that’s not the case. I don’t regret writing about it at all. I toyed with the idea and I was afraid some readers would be offended by the subject. But in the end I just went for it. I made sure to do plenty of research just so I could subject right.

Many authors choose to write their stories in two different POVs. However, I have never seen it done in the way you laid out the story. What motivated you to do so?

At first I just wrote from Maura’s POV. Then just about half way through Pierson got in my head and wanted to speak for himself. Figured it was only fair to let him have his say J

I was excited to see that there will be a prequel coming out early 2014. What can we except? Can you tell us more about it?

I am VERY excited about this as well. It is more of their story. Maura moves to the town her freshman year of high school. And she meets Ruby who is also new to the school. Naturally they became fast friends. It’s just a story of their high school days. How Maura and Pierson meet, their first kiss, her family not approving of the relationship and many other things that teenagers go through.

Book 2 will introduce two new characters and a new story that I am looking forward to reading about. Since they are tied with Maura and Pierson, can we expect any appearances from them?

As of right now, they will not be in book two. Maura is mentioned, but she has not made an appearance. I’d love to work them into the story, but I’m just sure if it is feasible for the story as a whole. It’s still a work in progress so you never know.

Lastly, because I loved reading about them and would love to find you more, 
can we expect a Ruby and Trevor story anytime soon? 

It’s certainly not out of the question. I’d love to write about them. Just depends on what the readers want. If they want more, I may write it.

Fun Facts about the Devon Youngblood.

Favorite TV Show/Movie? 
TV Show: Vampire Diaries. Movie: The Notebook

Do you have a specific room in your house or a coffee shop which you like to write in?
In my living room on the couch. I need to be comfy.

What is the last book you have read that made you cry? 
I’d have to Marley and Me by John Grogan

Thanks for taking the time to read Coming Back to You! And thanks for having me!!

About the Author:

I Love love love to read. I've even had a story stuck in my heart for well over a year. I put pen to paper but ended up giving up on it. That was over a year ago.
Well that same story is still stuck in my head, so now I am determined to get it ALL down and put out there.
I am happily married and have an awesome stepson. We call ourselves the Three D's.
 It is my little family and I would do anything for them.
Right now I am working two jobs, trying to eat healthy & workout and I’m writing. Getting my reading done during any spare moments I have.

Tour Giveaway:

Prize: Coming Back To You Signed Bookmarks
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FFBC #2 - Day 3: Uniquely Unwelcome +Giveaway!

Welcome to FFBC Day 3!
As co-host it is an honor to promote 
Uniquely Unwelcome by Brandy Nacole
Uniquely Unwelcome
(The Shadow World #1)
Brandy Nacole
267 pages
Release Date: September 20th, 2012
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Being unique isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

After searching all over the world for someone as unique as she is, Racquel finds herself back in her home town where she’s treated like a monster ready to kill. Racquel is one of the most unique beings ever created. Four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her, making up her unique DNA. But no matter how unique her bloodline is, she’s considered an outcast by the entire Shadow World.

Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.

As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.

But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?

Enter this incredible giveaway!

There'll be 5 winners! Yes, Book Addicts, 5!!

1st Place: (1) Signed Paperback Of Uniquely Unwelcome
2nd & 3rd place: (1) ebook of Uniquely Unwelcome and the Sequel Blood Burdens
4th and 5th place: (1) ebook of Broken Faith

For those who don't know how this works, the winners will be those who have participated the most. Meaning, the winners will be those who have more points. No Rafflecopter luck this time, Book Addicts. This is all on you now! If there's a draw, then the odds will decide and this time the Rafflecopter luck would be a major factor deciding if you win or not. But don't worry, this time you have 5 chances to win!

Also follow the calendar above to be know which blog is up and to answer the 
Question of the Day!  Here is today's!

What do you think makes a heroine unique? 

Thank you to our beloved team for making this event possible.

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