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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rockin Reads Blog Hop

rockin reads
Everyone needs a Rockin' Read! Stop by Sept 23rd to 30th and find out which reads have rocked 2015 for us! There will be a giveaway on each blog so don't forget to visit them all! Link List is Below or visit the main post at http://theherdhops.blogspot.com/2015/09/rockin-reads-giveaway-hop.html

So, the read that rocked me this year was The Forever Girl (Forever Girl Series Book One) by the amazing Rebecca Hamilton.

Here’s the 5 Star review I wrote for the first in the series so you can see why it was so great:
This story has such a wealth of all things paranormal, pagan and fantasy, with kicks of suspense and romance. This is all pulled together with a very creative story line, inventive twists to paranormal characters, and descriptive settings. I was impressed from the start with the storytelling, the author’s voice added to that beautifully, bringing the places and events to life easily within your mind, helping you to see each and every magical detail. I enjoy when a protagonist is strong and passionate, but also real, with flaws, allowed to have doubts, struggles, as I then can connect with him or her, and Sophia Parsons was just like that, a nice blend of tough and tender. Having gifts can be a blessing and a curse, as can being friends with certain otherworldly beings. It rang true. With a flair for intricate story lines, Hamilton captures and keeps her audience. I believe this novel has a wide appeal, crossing many genres well, moving from the real to the imaginary and back again with ease.

Now, let me tell you about the books. Giveaway at the end J

The Forever Girl (Forever Girl Series Book One)

Now Optioned for Film
A Cult. A Murder. A Curse.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.
The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

Come, The Dark (Forever Girl Series Book Two)

A Heart-Wrenching Paranormal Romance

Book Two in the Bestselling Forever Girl Series

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.
The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.
Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.
A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse. There is a thread in the Come, the Dark forum at the bottom of this page discussing the issue and how it is handled within the book.
Come, the Dark follows a different character from the Forever Girl series but in the same world. It is a complete standalone and can be read without having read the first book in the series.

Of Flesh and Fire (Forever Girl Series Book Three) - Coming Soon

I’m going to give away a $10 Amazon gift cards PLUS gift from Amazon a copy of another of Rebecca Hamilton’s books Taken by the Beast (The Conduit Series Book 1) to one lucky commenter. Look at that cover! On my TBR list :)

Link List


  1. As always, Kiki, you amaze me. Now having Rebecca Hamilton's books on your blog, with a giveaway and links to so many others, too, well...that's just priceless! Two of my absolute favorite authors. <3

  2. Taking by the Beast has a great cover. Thanks.

  3. I wouldn't mind standing in the woman's place on your new book's cover.

  4. Angela:

    Thank you for participating in this fun blog hop :) and the cover of Taken by the Beast is Steamy ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway chance.


  5. It looks like sexy fun to read!

    --Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  6. That's one smokin' cover. Why can't I find a man like that? One that makes me feel petite at 5'7" LOL!

    tammyfaris1966 at gmail dot com

  7. That cover is sexy!!! Love it~

  8. Very nice cover art:) This is a new series and author for me and I'm always looking for that!


  9. I'd love to start reading Rebecca Hamilton from all the reviews and descriptions you've provided. Would this be a print or ebook (I prefer print{sadly it seems these days}) The cover of the book here is very... hot, lol

  10. On my Amazon wishlist & Goodreads TBR list too! :)

  11. what a beautiful cover...love it !!!
    thx u for the chance of win :)

    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

  12. Jessica Hale (Parsons)September 24, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    great cover, i don't think i have tried this author yet and always on the look out for new authors or reads


  13. The cover is definitely eye catching!! It looks like a great read!

  14. I like the cover. I mean just look at that chest. Woman, what woman?!? Was there a woman on the cover?!?

  15. koukkunokka@anvianet.fi
    What an impressive cover! Love it! My rocking read this years are Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya, Girl at War by Sara Nović, and Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread by Chuck Palahniuk.

  16. What a sexy cover!!! I added the book to my TBR list.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  17. I love the cover!
    karins5050 at gmail dot com

  18. Great cover! Hot!

    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Nice cover!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  20. These look amazing!

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

  21. Thank you for the chance :)


  22. I too love the Forever Girl series, but I have yet to read her Taken by The Beast Series :)

  23. Beautiful cover. I would love to read this!

  24. The cover looks great!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com

  25. Awesome cover! Thank you for the chance to win :)

  26. I love the cover of Forever Girl.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  27. Thanks for the giveaway. Both books look good.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  28. The cover is very pretty!

  29. The cover looks awesome! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bymyself.g AT gmail DOT com

  30. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I love Rebecca Hamilton. The cover is lovely. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

  31. The cover looks very sexy! Thank you for the giveaway. :-)

    morwesong AT yahoo DOT com

  32. What a great cover! This book sounds like an exciting read. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  33. Thanks for such a nice giveaway!


  34. Love your picks!! I'm definitely going to have to check them out!
    This cover is pretty darn sexy!!
    rachiemarie11 @ gmail dot com

  35. I haven't read any of her work yet, looks like I'm going to have to fix that! Thanks for the chance!


  36. That is one sexyful cover! kyndalsmith1985@yahoo.com

  37. the cover looks great! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  38. The cover is hot and smoking! I love it!
    My email is: pharmnut@yahoo.com

  39. It's exciting that this is optioned for film.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  40. Your book sounds and looks awesome. I am so excited for you.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  41. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.


  42. Very sexy indeed! Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  43. Thanks for the chance to win!!!


  44. Yupp that's a pretty great cover!

    Thorton12 @ hotmail.com

  45. Hot and steam cover. Would love to read this

  46. That cover is hot and the book is now on my tbr list!

  47. SeXy Cover...hmm..ONLY 1thing the Chick doesn't LOOK anything like ((me)))! ((giggle)))! Thanks!!

  48. sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  49. That cover is hot!!!

    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com


In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.