Blade Bound Winners!

Thank you to all that entered my Blade Bound giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed and here are the winners!

Congratulations to Nancy, Debbie, and Nema!

#1 A Cadogan tote, signed Merit picture, and two bookmarks: Won by Nancy!

#2 Cadogan lanyard, signed Merit picture, and two bookmarks: Won by Debbie!

#3 Cadogan seal sticker, signed Merit picture, and two bookmarks: Won by Nema!

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Monday Morning Check-In: Blade Bound Blog Tour

Good Monday morning everyone!  I did not get much reading done over the weekend, again.  Husband had three days off so we were busy running around and managed to get some work done on the property. But.  I also have the next two days off and since I worked so hard to get everything done over the weekend I now have two free days, with a quiet house, to get some serious reading done!  I hope to read Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands or start one of the review books I signed up for.  I was a little naughty over the weekend and splurged big time on books at BAM.  I had to. One simply does not pass up a signed book by a favorite author when one comes across it.

This week also begins the Blade Bound Blog Tour of which Read What I Like is featured as a stop!!!  My big day is Thursday but there are two weeks of stops and tons of great blogs participating so be sure to check them all out. The links are below.  There will be two giveaways featured at each stop, one held by Ms. Neill and one by each blog hosting.  I almost have my post ready to go but in the meanwhile,  you can check out the other blogs and see what everyone has to say about the upcoming finally of the long run Chicagoland Vampire series!

 

Week One

Monday, April 17 – There’s This Book
Tuesday, April 18 – Vicarious Bookworm
Wednesday, April 19 – Bad Bird Reads | Francesca’s World
Thursday, April 20 – Read What I Like
Friday, April 21 – Snoopy Doo’s Book Reviews | The Book Nympho

Week Two

Monday, April 24 – The Consummate Reader | Rantings of a Reading Addict
Tuesday, April 25 (Release Day) – Vampire Book Club | Literary Escapism | Saucy Wenches
Wednesday, April 26 – Cocktails & Books | Goldilocks & The Three Weres
Thursday, April 27 – Rabid Reads
Friday, April 28 – Tru Bookie’s Review

Happy Reading!

Blog Tour: Damian by D.B. Reynolds

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I am so excited that Read What I Like was asked to be a part of the Damian Blog Tour and  that I get to bring you a guest blog post from none other than Ms. D.B. Reynolds herself!!!  Also, be sure not to miss my review post about this hot new release in the new spin-off series to read what I thought about Damian.  Spoiler alert: I loved it! Anyway, scroll on for some serious eye-candy and the message from Ms. Reynolds about the new book and new series.  Enjoy!


 

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The Stone Warriors: Damian is Officially Released!

From D.B. Reynolds:

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to be here today, and excited to introduce DAMIAN, the first of my Stone Warriors. I’ve had this series on the back burner for a long time, ever since I wrote the character of Nick Katsaros into Raphael, the first of my first Vampires in America books. I always knew there was more to Nick than simply being Cyn’s f#ck buddy traveling salesman. On that first morning, when Cyn and Nick are saying good-bye, Cyn thinks about him “taking all that energy with him and leaving an empty feeling behind.” She doesn’t know it yet, but that’s magic she’s feeling, and she’s not the only one who can sense it.

Along with my Stone Warriors, DAMIAN introduces the idea of magic sensitive humans. These are regular people who have an in-born ability to detect magic, sometimes in unique ways, like our heroine, Cassandra “Casey” Lewis. Like all of my heroines, Casey kicks ass and takes names. Damian may be big and strong and, let’s face it, gorgeous, but he’s not the only one in this story who knows how to face down the bad guys and get things done. Together, Damian and Casey will take on the same ruthless sorcerer who cursed Damian into stone, and who now plots to kill thousands of people, just because he can.

DAMIAN is a fast-paced story, full of action and hot sex, because killing bad guys isn’t the only thing that Damian and Casey are getting up to together.

Thanks for listening and happy reading!


Book Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Suspence, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Book Series: Book One in Stone Warriors Series

Released: June 15, 2016 by ImaJinn Books

Pages: 250  Price:$7.99

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Synopsis:

It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until . . .

Damian Stephanos honed his skills in battles fought with magic as much as swords. Caught by a deadly spell that left him trapped for centuries in darkness and obscurity, he is finally freed, only to discover that his enemy still lives. Determined to find him—and to free his brothers in arms—he first must fulfill his blood debt to the woman who released him from his torment. Unfortunately, being so close to this enticing female is another type of torment altogether . . .

Cassandra “Casey” Lewis is a hunter. Possessing the rare ability to sense magic, she spends most of her time shadowing arcane collectors, and more often than not, stealing the dangerous artifacts she pursues. Her job is risky, especially when she’s stealing from one of the most powerful sorcerers alive. But having a gorgeous warrior by her side is a definite bonus. He’s great in a fight . . . and in other places, too.

Following a trail of dead bodies, the two of them must join forces to track down the sorcerer who cursed Damian, and who now plans to turn an ordinary magical device into a deadly weapon. Risking everything, including their hearts, they’re about to discover that trusting each other might be the hardest thing of all.


About the Author: D.B. Reynolds

D. B. Reynolds is the RT Award-winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives with her husband of many years in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s. Visit her blog at www.dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books, for free stories and more.

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Check-In: Mother Goose

Monday Morning Check-In

Good Monday morning all my peeps out there.  Not a lot going on with the Softa flock this morning, recovering from a weekend of hard work.  We spent too much money garage sale shopping and came home with not just one but three accordions.  Yes, you read that right.  They were not my purchase, but the impulse buy of my thrifty husband…  I swear I can’t take him anywhere.  We did end up with some great items though and after a run into town, I also came home with $40 worth of more plants to put in the garden.  Looks like I shouldn’t crow too loudly when it comes to his impulse control.  Sunday was spent in the garden, fixing the lawn mower and welcoming a new member to the family!  Some of you might have already seen this little beauty on my social media accounts, but I thought I would share with you all what kept me from reading on Sunday.

Meet Luna!

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Isn’t she cute! A friend of mine asked if I would be interested in re-homing her as she was a science project for her daughter.  Of course, I accepted and now I am Mother Goose to a three-month-old gosling.  She is very sweet and likes to cuddle.  We spent the afternoon on Sunday getting to know each other as she helped me with my chores in the yard.  I think she will adjust nicely to the farm and I may have to switch over to some print books for a while so I can hang out with her in the yard while reading.

As to books and blogging I have a blog tour stop coming to you this Thursday and I need to get my butt in gear and get some reading done.  I do not know if there will be a Top Ten Tuesday post tomorrow as I will be working the polls all day.  If I have time and this splitting headache goes away I might get one scheduled today.  Anyway, that’s all I got for today, happy reading! ~Amy