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Welcome to the Book Blast for Primordial Dust by Sarah Daltry.

This looks like an exciting new fantasy adventure.

What do you think of that cover?

I love the colors and the font.

What first caught your attention?

Let me know in the comments.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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Synopsis 

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A princess, trained to behave. An assassin, betrothed to her. A thief, whose eyes she dreams of at night. A kingdom at war, torn apart by the suppression of magic and truth, as well as family secrets that threaten to destroy decades of peace.
Questions of loyalty, of morality, and of free will culminate in a fantasy novel about forging one’s own path and choosing one’s own destiny.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She’s written works in various genres – romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn’t as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she’s been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships – romantic, familial, friendly – because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn’t matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future – human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah’s stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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3 Winners will receive an E-Copy of Primordial Dust by Sarah Daltry.
1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and Swag pack by Sarah Daltry.
1 Winner will receive a Swag Pack by Sarah Daltry.

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This is going to be a fun summer read for me.

Check out Then Came You by Jill Shalvis.

Enjoy the teaser and the glimpse inside the book.

And enter the giveaway for a chance at some great prizes!

Good Luck Ya’ll!

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Title: THEN CAME YOU
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release Date: July 1, 2014
ISBN: 9780425270172
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Berkley
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Veterinary intern Emily can’t believe she wound up in the small town of Sunshine, Idaho, instead of the Los Angeles clinic she had always imagined. Now she has to put her plans to move to L.A. on hold for a whole year while she fulfills the obligation of her vet school scholarship.
Then Wyatt, her gorgeous one-night stand from a Reno vet conference, introduces himself as her new boss. And Emily is just as drawn to his seductive looks and quiet strength as she was on that very steamy night. She soon learns that Wyatt isn’t just a laid-back doctor, but a delicious alpha male tempting her away from her carefully laid-out plans…
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Emily sat on a fallen log and leaned back. When she was little, she’d loved to try to star watch. In LA, this was tricky because of all the city lights, not to mention smog. Doing it here, in the land of the big sky, was a whole new ball game. “I’m not lonely,” she said to the horse, who snorted again and swished his tail.
“Good. Cuz you’re not alone.”
Two long legs came into her peripheral. Wyatt crouched at her side and looked into her face. “How are you?”
“Fine,” she said.
Nodding, he sat on the log at her side and leaned back, presumably to look at whatever she was looking at. “Pretty night.”
His hands were behind him, his shoulder and a part of his chest brushing her arm and shoulder. Actually it was more like he was encircling her within his arm span, which was considerable. It was a guy move, an alpha guy move, and it made her feel … protected.
She was getting far too used to that, she thought with a sigh. “Where is everyone?”
“Gone,” he said, and there was an odd quality to his voice that had her taking a second look at him. He didn’t take his gaze off the sky so she got him in profile, the tousled hair, the fine lines crinkling the corners of his eyes from long days out in the sun, the square, scruffy jaw. A broad shoulder built to take on the weight of the world.
He’d been working his ass off, here at Belle Haven, helping Dell take up the slack for the out-of-town Jade, and then going home and helping his sisters with the monstrous house they were fixing up. He did so much for everyone, and she found herself wanting to do something for him. Make him smile. Make him relax. Make him forget, even for a few minutes… She nudged him with her shoulder.
He nudged her back and turned to look at her then, his eyes dark and unfathomable behind his glasses.
Chickening out, she turned her head this time, and stared up at the sky as he had been only a few seconds before.
“Emily.”
When she didn’t tear her gaze off the stars, he leaned in and nipped her ear.
Sucking in a breath, she looked at him again. His was still dark, but there were things swirling in those dark depths now. Need. Heat.
Affection.
He stole her breath.
“Let the record state,” she said, reaching out to snatch off his glasses, “that I don’t always make the first move.”
He blinked in momentary confusion, and probably also because he could no longer see. He opened his mouth to say something, but she sank her fingers into his hair and kissed him, hard and long and deep.
“Emily,” he said when they broke for air, his voice rough and husky.
She climbed into his lap and then pushed him backwards off the log so that he fell to his back in the wild grass with her straddling him.
Laughing, he slid his hands beneath her top and up her back, drawing out a delicious shiver from her. Then his hands slid slowly down her spine, and into the backs of her jeans. “Let the record also state,” he said in a delicious growl. “Who made the rest of the moves.”
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Author Biography
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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$50 gift card to a book e-tailer (i.e. Amazon) & digital copies of the Animal Magnetism series by Jill Shalvis

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Earlier in June I did the Cover Reveal for Awaken, the first book in Skye Malone’s exciting new series.

For today. I’ll be sharing another spectacular cover. This one for Descend, the second book in The Awakened Fate Series.

Aren’t these amazing!

What catches your eye?

Check out Descend.

And enter the giveaway for some great prizes!

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Title: Descend
Series: Awakened
Fate (Book Two)
Author: SkyeMalone
Genre: Young
Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher:
Wildflower Isle
Publication Date:
August 4, 2014
Cover Designer:
Karri Klawiter (www.artbykarri.com)
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Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.

Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.

But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die,
safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more
powerful than she could have imagined.

And they’re not through with Chloe yet.

Awaken by Skye Malone
Book #1 in The Awakened Fate Series
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About Skye Malone

 

 

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author,
which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she
imagines couldn’t actually exist.
Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to
travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong
and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay
with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day
without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away
while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.
Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and
is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.
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This is my favorite part!

It’s time to announce the winners!

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For the giveaway of Mary Hades

by  Sarah Dalton

Sherry F.

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For the giveaway of Cruelty: Episodes 1 thru 5

by Edward lorn

The winners are:

Mai T

Candi

Sherry F

Dave B

JR Barker

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For the giveaway of The Artful

by  Wilbert Stanton

The winner is:

Mai T 

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For the Giveaway of Thread End

by Amanda Lee 

Kathy G.

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Congratulations!

Winners have been notified.

Thanks to everyone for your comments.

I do love reading them and hope you continue to visit fuonlyknew!

Thanks so much to the tour hosts and authors for these wonderful books!

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This is my own version of a weekly bookhaul post where I’ll be telling you about all of the books I got this week, whether print or e-book plus all things new on fuonlyknew.

I got a few books this week, some free, some for review, and some I purchased just for my reading pleasure.

I also post reviews on another blog aknifeandaquill . It’s all about horror. If someone doesn’t die, we don’t do it here!

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Here’s some I picked up to review on both blogs. Double exposure for the author:)

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Some I grabbed just because!

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Got some good ones!

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Got some freebies for ya!

I spotted this over on Ella’s blog.

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And here’s some I shopped around for.

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Tried to find a little something for everybody.

Just click on the covers to get yours. Make sure they are still free. Were at time of posting.

And a few more.

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And this one from Kathryn Meyer Griffith is free June 28th thru 30th.

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Click on the cover to get your copy.

You can read my review HERE.

Plus another one! Free for a few days.

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Click on the cover for your copy. Read my review HERE.

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You can also find more free books HERE.

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Books for Review.

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These are gonna be so fun!

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Books I won.

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I won the REUTS ebook package from The Rose Masters Release Giveaway. Thanks Tiffany and thanks so much to the wonderful authors!

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Reviewed this week

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You can read my review on my Monday Minis post HERE.

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You can read my review HERE.

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Reviewing this coming week

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I wanted to review these last week but some last minute reading and reviews needed to be done.

You can read my reviews on my Monday Minis post on June 30th.

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You can read my reviews on my Freakin Fridays post on July 4th.

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Other posts this week. Just click on the links to see the posts.

The Girl Who Believed In Fairy Tales ~ Three Short Stories by Heidi Garrett ~ Promo, Free Book, and Giveaway

Monday Minis Review #26 ~ Welcome Home ~ A Short Story by William Hage

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Silent Echoes by Elisa Freilich

Nerd Blast and Giveaway ~ Killer’s Instinct by Judith Graves and Dwan Dalton ~ A Monster Hunter Academy

A wrangler, a ranger, and a poacher…Evidence of Trust by Stacey Joy Netzel ~ Book Blast Giveaway and my Review

Teaser Tuesdays #71 ~ Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

You just never know, do ya? The 400 lb Gorilla ~ Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

It’s the Official Release Day for Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule ~ My Review

Love Laughter & Happily Ever Afters ~ It’s a summer of love Blitz Giveaway!

The Friday 56 $25 ~ Grave Dance by Kalayna Price

Friday Cover Reveal and Giveaway ~ A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley

Transport Tour with Author Peter Welmerink’s Top Tens List of Things you SHOULDN’T do when the zombie apocalypse happens

Theatre Thursday #24 ~ Yep, I know it’s Friday ~ Movies I’m dying to see!

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Go here to find all of my giveaways. Enter one or enter all of them!!

Go here for a list of free e-books.

Busy, busy, busy. So many delicious reads! Some I’ve read and will be posting my reviews soon.

So what did you get this week? See something you like? Do you have any of these? Leave a comment and let me know.

Welcome to my Thursday Theatre!

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Grab your popcorn and have a seat.

It’s time for the show!

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Movies I’m going to see as soon as possible!

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Cue the themes from The Matrix and The Exorcist to set the mood!

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So what are you wanting to go see????

 

 Peter Welmerink
Featured Book Release:
Transport
June 23 to June 29 , 2014

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Most of you know of my addiction to zombies! I can’t resist when I spot a new story.

And I just fell in love with the cover art for Transport.

When I discovered the author was from Michigan, that sealed the deal. I was born there and wouldn’t mind revisiting, zombies and all.

Author Peter Welmerink has put together a really fun Top Tens List.

Take your time, browse the post, and check out the awesome illustrations!

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Peter Welmerink’s

Top Ten Things You SHOULDN’T Do

When the Zombie Apocalypse Happens

(In the World of TRANSPORT)

 

  1. Stand in front of oncoming military vehicles, which are there to protect and assist you, to protest their presence. Plus, they might not stop and, if you are unfortunate enough to be standing before the HURON, 72 tons of armored vehicle will reduce your waist line to, ummmm, about a millimeter or so.

 

  1. Wear a dress, pants, shirt, or undergarments made of raw meat, even if you are a big fan of Lady Gaga.

 

  1. Ingest a lot of beans the night before, and then try and sneak through a quiet, zombie-infested, poorly-soundproofed auditorium the next day. Okay, one of my kids came up with this one. Still, sounds like something NOT to do.

 

  1. Move out to the country. You will eventually either get attacked, or someone will “crop dust” your homestead with flesh-eating chemicals, reducing you and the undead into piles of red goo.

 

  1. Run out to the big university communal. There might not be zombies within its walled confines, but the crazed geneticists inside may want to combine your biological essence with a dead cat or mutated bull. Unless you’re into that sort of thing.

 

  1. Use “weapons” which shoot foam bullets. Nerf guns are fun to shoot and play with, but not recommended for use in repelling actual undead.

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  1. Buy a house on Grand Rapids west side. It becomes an enclosed retention area for the city’s undead populace once the outbreak is in full bloom.

 

  1. Use any type of two-wheel or four-wheel vehicle to drive over and through a pile of zombies. Tires will spin on the gore-slop, unless you can totally floor it and run your rubber right down to pavement before being overwhelmed by flesh-biters. Try to spray a crimson rooster only if you have the horsepower and ample time for such shenanigans.

 

  1. Have a staring contest with a local Grand Rapids undead civilian. You’ll lose. They either don’t blink or do not have eyes to stare into. And the idea is just insane anyway. If you are silly enough to do such a thing, try it on a Feral zomb. You’ll still lose… along with your face, neck, appendages and, most likely, your life. Okay, one of my kids came up with this one too.

 

  1. Die, or become infected and die. The name of the game is live and survive, or, if not, make sure you go out with a big enough BANG to put yourself into some type of subatomic form.

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Book Synopsis for Transport

The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids—both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble.

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William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city that gives unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner’s venomous outbursts assaults Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown.

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The HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who’ve lost control of one of their monstrous experiments if they want to complete their mission.

The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their “precious” cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done.

Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous.

Amazon Links for Transport

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About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

Find out more about his works and upcoming projects at:
http://www.peterwelmerink.com

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Author Links:

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Tour Schedule and Activities

6/23 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Review
6/23 The Tiffany Apan Blog Interview
6/23 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post
6/24 Come Selahway With Me Character Post
6/25 Deal Sharing Aunt Excerpt
6/25 Sheila Deeth Post on Art of Transport
6/27 Bookishly Me Review
6/27 fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s ramblins and reviews Top Ten’s List
6/28 Bee’s Knees Reviews Review
6/28 Alexx Momcat’s Gateway Book Blog Top Ten’s Llist
6/29 L. Andrew Cooper’s Horrific Scribblings Review

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