The Bonds of Blood Book Review (And 10$ Amazon Giftcard Giveaway)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on April 18, 2014 in Giveaway, Review |

The Bonds of Blood by Travis Simmons brings me back to my first love in reading: fantasy. A good fantasy novel makes you suspend all beliefs and allows you to fully let go of everyday struggles. The Bonds of Blood does just that! Nature helped out while I was reading this book by setting the mood…Whipping winds and a blood red moon to help immerse me in my reading, what could’ve been been better?

Jovian was my instant favorite here. He is the “outsider” since the remainder of his siblings are girls. I automatically felt for him since I know how girls can be to the lone male in the group. Angelica, Joya, and Amber are his sisters. They are quadruplets who have just reached their 21st birthday and in for the surprise of their life.

As with most initial fantasy series first offerings, there is quite a bit of background information to help immerse you in a totally fictional world. I felt that there was just the right amount of background and it was interspersed throughout the novel so you got it when you needed it instead of all upfront (which would have made for a slow start).

Check out this amazing new fantasy novel–Just in time for some summer reading!

The Bonds of Blood (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #1)

In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess.

Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life.

After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their families past, and something far worse–an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again.

Will this enemy grant the answers they seek, or will she fray the tenuous threads binding them to their old lives?

Buy The Bonds of Blood today and enter a dangerous world of magic!

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About the Author

Travis has been writing since he was 14. He began writing a book called “The Calling of the Two” and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

“Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?” He always knew there was a “before” and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.

Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica’s story has been one wild ride for him.  He has also written the Infernal Design series.

He lives in a small town at the base of the Adirondack Mountains and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

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Flames of Love: Review and Giveaway

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on April 13, 2014 in Giveaway, Review |

Who doesn’t dream of a firefighter swooping in to save the day?

Siena is a model, and you’d think that would mean that she can have everything and anyone she wants. Too bad that isn’t the case. Men are either intimidated by her or want the publicity she can provide by being their date for the night. Enter Cash Ryder: handsome, rude, and obnoxious..

Cash is a handsome firefighter with a chip on his shoulder. Mr. Super-Prepared is super annoyed when Siena drives her rental car off the side of a road in a snowstorm; A snow storm that neither of them really should have been out in. She manages to ignite the flames of passion inside of Cash all the while making him hate the very essence of the unprepared woman he rescues from the brink of death.

Fate has a way of stepping in and showing you just what you are missing in your live. Even if it is the very last thing you think you want. Can a photo-shoot, a bad boy football player, and a elderly widow show Cash and Siena what they are missing in life? Or will the flames burn too hot and incinerate any hope of a happy ending for Sienna?

Find out in Melissa Foster’s latest installment in the Love in Bloom series, Flames of Love!


Book #3 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #12

As one of New York’s Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman’s car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he’s there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman’swell-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he’s nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she’s made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn’t know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she’s rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she’s found her own real-life romantic fairy tale—until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.

Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed—and so is Cash’s warm, romantic heart. But Siena’s secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle—and Siena is forced to choose between a man who’s everything she’s ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.

THE REMINGTONS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the Author

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest or her personal website.

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