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Giveaway & Review: Change (Kitsune #1) by Melissa Stevens

Goodreads Synopsis A sudden life threatening injury turns Nickie’s world on its ear, but not in a way she ever would have predicted. Nickie finds out that not only do shape-shifters exist, but she is one. The Kitsune are a race of shape-shifters that have been living in secret alongside humans for centuries. As Nickie struggles to master her newly discovered shape-shifting and the abilities it brings her, she learns that some of the people in her life are far more than she knew. Can Nickie handle all the changes headed her way on her own? Or does she have someone who can help her? What was immediately refreshing with Change, is that Melissa Stevens is very adamant that this is a novel about shape-shifts not werewolves. Don't get me wrong, I love werewolves, but I really liked that this book was based on a race of shifters who are in control of their actions, behaviour and thoughts, and are not simply driven by the moon.  In the novel we are introduced to a well-rounded char…

Giveaway & Interview: Dangerous Waters by Anne Allen

Goodreads Synopsis
Mystery, loss and love on the island of Guernsey. 'Oh my God, what's happening to me? After all this time, please, not again!' Jeanne Le Page, gripped by fear and panic, struggles to breathe as the ferry arrives in Guernsey, the island she had fled 15 years before, traumatised by a family tragedy.Now she has to return after her grandmother's death. Jeanne has inherited her cottage and she plans to sell it before returning to the UK. Unhappy after the recent end of a long-term relationship, she has no desire to pick up her old life on the island. Suffering traumatic amnesia after being involved in the accident that killed her family, Jeanne has experienced nightmares for years. The return to Guernsey triggers frightening flashbacks and she undergoes hypnosis to recover her memory, reliving the tragedy as the ghosts continue to haunt her. But someone on the island does not want her to remember, and she faces danger from an unexpected source . . A coupl…

Giveaway & Author of the Week Interview:Melissa Stevens

I cannot believe that we’re already in week 3 of our Author of the Week Feature. Where has the time gone? Our first two weeks hosting RM Gilmore and Katherine Rochholz has been a blast. They’re such amazing women as well as terrific authors. I just wanted to thank them once again for their contribution, generosity and general awesomeness! This week we are hosting author Melissa Stevens, the author of Change and Fight, a superb shape-shifting series. Our review of book 1 Change will be up in the next few days, so make sure you look out for it. Melissa is generously giving away 4 copies of her ebooks, 2 copies of Change and 2 copies of Fight. As with all of our authors, we are also throwing an extra prize to the giveaway, a book up to the value of AU$15 from The Book Depository. After Melissa’s interview, you’ll find the rafflecopter form. The best of luck and please recommend blogger and Facebook friends to us. What inspired you to write your first book?National Novel Writing Month, more c…

Review & Giveaway: Dangerous Waters by Anne Allen

Goodreads Synopsis Mystery, loss and love on the island of Guernsey.

'Oh my God, what's happening to me? After all this time, please, not again!'
Jeanne Le Page, gripped by fear and panic, struggles to breathe as the ferry arrives in Guernsey, the island she had fled 15 years before, traumatised by a family tragedy.Now she has to return after her grandmother's death. Jeanne has inherited her cottage and she plans to sell it before returning to the UK. Unhappy after the recent end of a long-term relationship, she has no desire to pick up her old life on the island.
Suffering traumatic amnesia after being involved in the accident that killed her family, Jeanne has experienced nightmares for years. The return to Guernsey triggers frightening flashbacks and she undergoes hypnosis to recover her memory, reliving the tragedy as the ghosts continue to haunt her. But someone on the island does not want her to remember, and she faces danger from an unexpected source . .…

Review: Witchcraft (Witchblood, #2) by Emma Mills

Goodreads Synopsis
Jess is no ordinary vampire. Protected by the Manchester vampire clan, and initiated by her family’s east coast American coven, she is sought after by every dark witch and warring vampire faction. Jess must fight if she wants to keep hold of her friends, her sanity and finally her existence.

As the dead bodies of human girls begin to stack up, and her recently accepted vampire boyfriend, Daniel, finds himself in prison, Jess goes on a crazy, forbidden trip to London, racing against time to save an old friend and solve the mystery behind Daniel’s incarceration. In battling new enemies and finding new friends, Jess’s confidence finds room to grow, but who will she lose along the way?

In this second instalment of Emma Mills WITCHBLOOD series, you will find our main character ‘Jess’ stumble and spin through daily challenges her new life now faces . With Daniel by her side and Luke lurking in the shadows, what and who will she choose? With every twist and turn in this energ…

Review: Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series #3) by Felicity Heaton

Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 5 out of 5

I was not particularly a fan of Antoine in book 2; his distance and apathy helped me to empathise with Callum and Kristina. So when I realised book 3 was centred on his character, I wondered how Felicity would win me over. And geez, win me over she did!


Antoine, is still the same vampire from Covet and Crave, yet what I discovered in Seduce is his tortured beautiful soul. His bond with his brother Snow *sigh* is so beautifully crafted and presented, that it really allowed me to not only warm up to Antoine’s character, but I was ready to melt in his arms.

Review & Giveaway: Truth and Lies Past and Present by Katherine Rochholz

Goodreads Synopsis
Katherine Lillian Fitz had only known one type of world... one of hard living on the streets. Then she finds out she is a witch. Now she is thrown into a new world, her world, and for once she thought life would be better. But she was wrong. A dark force is out to kill her, and she is shocked to her core when she finds out how important to her life this person is. Will she be able to come out the victor with her innocence intact or will she once and for all lose the young innocence she has even though she had lived on the cold hard streets of New York? Only time will tell...


Truth and Lies Past and Present is a lovely read complete with a collection of well-developed and described characters. I liked the mixture of childhood innocence with real-life issues, all tied together in a big ball of magic. I love fantasy reads, and whilst I enjoyed this as an adult reader, I do think it will be appreciated more by a younger reader. So, armed with my ‘teacher-head’, I attempte…

Sneak Peeks & Giveaway: Katherine Rochholz

Katehrine Rochholz our Author of the Week, currently has three projects that's she's working on. And we have a sneak peak of all of them  - Yay!


A Guardian’s Life: The Seven Deadlies
I could feel myself as I changed.“Kill him and they will be 
            picking pieces of Martha and Tony out of the carpet for
            years.”
“I know now why father wants you.You are soulless when something or someone you love is threatened.”He threw Asher against the wall and a sickening crack filled the room. I charged at Mammon and we went through the window behind him.We clawed at each other his poison burning and now my claws were cutting into him burning him with a poison of their own.Just as his poison is deadly, the poison of a wolf, Gray or White, to a demon is just as deadly.“I am not a Devil’s Lap Dog.I am a member of the Gray.”I state as I bite down, my teeth as shape as any wolves. “You are more demon than wolf!”Mammon yells and tries to stab me in my heart. “Nice try!”I yelled as w…

Author of the Week: Katherine Rochholz Giveaway & Interview Part 2

We've had a lovely first day of hosting Katherine Rochholz as our Author of the Week. For those of you who regularly visit our Facebook page, you'll be seeing we have been giving away the fabulous prize of Katherine Rochholz cup Koozies. Katherine gave us 10 to do with as we wish; we've already given away 3, so be sure to keep popping by for your chance to pick one up!
Yesterday we learnt lots of interesting and entertaining 'bloody' things about the lovely Katherine. Today, there's even more to discover, plus the fun random questions we put her through at the end of the interview.
Don't forget to enter thr rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the interview!
Do you have any writing rituals?Music, I have to have music on, I will put my ear phones in and just write.I also tend to bounce things off my baby brother a lot.Marshall is the reason Katy Lily exists, his opinion matters a lot to me because of that reason.And watch out his writing his first book!And tha…

Week 2: Author of the Week: Katherine Rochholz Giveaway & Interview

Hurray - the time has come that the second week of our new feature 'Author of the Week'.

For this week: 21st July - 27th July, Bex 'n' Books is hosting the charming and generous Katherine Rochholz.

Over the week, both on this blog & on our Facebook page, we'll be providing lots of wonderful and interesting information about Kati Rochholz, her books, The Katy Lily Series & A Guardian's Life Series and of course a large rafflecopter giveaway (see below) as well as daily giveaways on our Facebook page.

So, I have great pleasure to introduce you to Kati Rochholz. Lets get know Kati a little bit better in her interesting interview - part one. Once you've read, we'd love you to enter the giveaway, and come back over the next week to read her interview - part two and our review of Truth and Lies Past and Present! You're in for a treat!


Tell me a bit about yourself.  I am super strange!  I am a bit dark in my thoughts, and it s…