Blog Tour + Giveaway + Excerpt: Kill Code by Luna Kaye

Title: Kill Code
Author: Luna Kayne
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Kayne Publishing
Pages: 317
Age Group: Young Adult

       (AMAZON CA)


Ten years ago, a covert government operation gone wrong separated Jack from Jessa, the girl he promised he would never leave.


Jack's special forces team receives a tip, leading them to a remote farmhouse in search of a group of hackers led by the elusive Zane who work for the same person he holds responsible for Jessa’s death, ten years earlier. Past and present collide as what was once lost is now standing in front of him and appears to be working for the very evil he is trying to end. But is everything as it seems as secrets begin to unravel and pieces are put back in their proper places? And will the last missing piece, the answer to all of their problems, be found in time?

*** Due to some dark and explicit themes in this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. ***

“We know you’re in there. The place is surrounded and you aren’t leaving the property. Why don’t you ladies open the front door and we’ll have a little chat. Tell you how this is going to go.” He looks back to me and nods, cocky smile on his face. Logan loves taunting his targets so no one gets any funny ideas.

The delayed response from inside suddenly makes me apprehensive about the situation as I look around the yard for any signs of the manpower behind those front doors. There doesn’t seem to be many people here.

I take the break to step behind Logan to hide myself from the person who is going to answer. It’s a tactical maneuver to give our opponent a false sense of security. Once in place I shift to examine the house in front of me.

If you weren’t in our business, the front door wouldn’t draw too much attention, but I can tell this house is locked down like Fort Knox. The glass door on the front is reinforced and there is an intercom to the side of the door. Odd set up for a quaint farmhouse in the middle of nowhere.

Just as I am about to call in a head check, I hear the lock on the front door click and the door swings back, revealing a woman in her late twenties. Crouching further, I peak over Logan’s shoulder. The medium length of his hair hides my face and gives me an advantage.

She looks way more confident than we do at this moment which sets me off even more.

“Good morning, ma’am. This your place?” Logan drops his voice to a polite tone and waits for her answer.

She takes a half step back and I see a little more of her. Her dark blonde hair is pulled back into a ponytail and her frame is small next to the burliness of my team members. A familiarity hits me and I shift further behind Logan as I try to remember if I know her from somewhere, but nothing registers.

My adult life has been a long string of jobs, one after another, most of them undercover. With the amount of people I’ve crossed paths with, remembering her is going to be next to impossible and I hope that, until we have our hands on everyone inside, she can’t place me either.

“No, I’m just staying here for a few days. It belongs to a friend.” Her answer is careful and I can see her eyes from my spot and they are locked on Logan.

She’s lying.

She’s not looking around.

She’s not one bit curious about who is here with him.

The people inside already know.

I hear Logan exhale an annoyed breath in front of me. “What’s your name, sweetie?” he asks condescendingly.

She stands tall and defiantly crosses her arms over her chest. “Well, I can tell you it isn’t sweetie.” She bites out her last word.

I can’t help but roll my eyes.

I know her defiance is amusing Logan as he leans in to taunt her further. Punctuating each word and speaking as though English isn’t her first language he narrows his eyes on her. “Then why don’t you tell me what it is, so we don’t have any more… awkward first impressions…sweet tits.” He impatiently counters and her expression drops momentarily before twisting into a defiant sneer.

“It’s Dee,” she answers through gritted teeth and I roll my eyes again.

We’re already off to a great start.
Luna Kayne is a multi-published author in the romance and erotica genres. Her creative works include novels, novelettes and a book of poetry and prose. Within the romance genre, her books and short stories are also listed under suspense, paranormal, BDSM and contemporary. The woman behind Luna Kayne’s pen name has been writing for online publications since 2005. She writes from her home on an acreage near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


3 winners will win an eBook of KILL CODE, International.


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1/14/2019- Texan Holly Reads- Excerpt
1/14/2019-The Little Bookworm- Review
1/15/2019- Bookish Rantings- Spotlight
1/15/2019- BookHounds- Excerpt
1/15/2019-Lisa Loves Literature- Spotlight
1/16/2019- Angelic Book Reviews- Excerpt
1/16/2019- Jrsbookreviews- Excerpt
1/17/2019- Smada's Book Smack- Spotlight
1/17/2019- Colorimetry- Excerpt
1/18/2019- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write- Spotlight
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Week Two:
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1/21/2018- Good Choice Reading- Excerpt
1/22/2018- Tales of A Ravenous Reader- Excerpt
1/22/2018- Parajunkee- Excerpt
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Waiting on Wednesday: Lady Smoke (Ash Princess #2) by Lauren Sebastian

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
This week pick is:

 Lady Smoke (Ash Princess Trilogy #2)

Lady Smoke

Author: Laura Sebastian
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Expected Release: February 5th 2019

The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that was "made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" ( Bustle ), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess--a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage--Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.

Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Title: Two Can Keep A Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Release Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 336
Age Group: Young Adult

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone's declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.
I'm probably one of the few that didn't read One Of Us Is Lying before reading this one, so I truly did not know what to expect. I can't ignore that her first book did really well so I was excited to jump into this one and get a feel for her writing style and the way she writes in the mystery genre. And I was so not disappointed. One of the great things I noticed right away was how atmospheric everything is - from the moment Ellery and her twin brother Ezra move to Echo Ridge, to go live with a grandmother they don't know very well. You partially know it's because their mother is in rehab and you also get a sense that these twins have always had to fend for themselves. 

The setting is dark and right away there is a death, that as a reader, you're immediately pulled in and want to know every mystery this town greedily holds inside. And as the story gets going, I liked that we really get to know Ellery and her cast of friends, and Malcolm, who serves as the story's second point of view.

There were multiple times when I thought I had it all figured out but this was the type of story where the clues keep building and building until you finally reach the big reveal. And I thought that the mystery was very apropos to today's societal issues. 

Despite being a mystery/thriller, this book felt fun. It felt like a true YA book. The characters and their motivations felt so real and age-appropriate and you will never expect, at least I sure didn't, but this book delivered the best last line I've ever read in a book. It gave me chills!

As always, happy reading! And thank you to Delacorte Press for sending a hardcover finished copy in anticipation of this review, in which all opinions are my own.

As a kid I used to write books when I was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. I'm a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA. When not writing or working I love to travel, and along with my nine-year old son I've ridden horses in Colombia and bicycles through Paris. A member of SCBWI, I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Which I have never, ever used professionally.

3 winners will receive a finished copy of TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET, US Only. 


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Meant to Read in 2018 but Didn't Get To

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Books That We Meant to Read in 2018 But Didn't Get To.
This is one of the best topics. I always have books that I've been meaning to read but haven't gotten to yet (hello mood reader). This week, I have some fellow owls with me talking about the books we meant to read last year, but didn't get to (that hopefully we will read this year!)

Ilena meant to read..

Katie meant to read..

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