“Deadly Sweet” Blog Tour with Giveaway!

 Deadly Sweet

Hiya guys and dolls! I’m participating in a book tour today, for Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge! With plenty of magic, mystery, and sugar, it’s sure to be a hit! Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below! =D

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“State of Emergency” by Mary Hallberg!

Hiya guys and dolls! New review today, perfect for zombie and horror fans! It’s a fairly new release, but seems to be a fan favorite already! Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

State of Emergency

 State of Emergency
~Author: Mary Hallberg
 
~Released: September 26th 2017
~Length: 158 Pages
~Genres: Horror, Suspense, Young Adult
 
17-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.
 
Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas’s eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.
 
Dallas’s parents, still safe at home, laugh at her idea over the phone. Her friends only agree to join her because it’s fall break and they could use a mini vacation anyway.
 
But then Dallas’s best friend is killed by a zombie horde when they’re attracted to her ringing cell phone. Civilians think their reanimated loved ones simply have the flu, leaving them alive (well, undead) and rapidly increasing the zombies ranks. And since minors can’t buy guns, Dallas’s only weapon is a giant industrial pizza cutter she swipes from a gas station. George A. Romero never mentioned anything like this. With one friend dead and no zombie survival guides to help her, Dallas and her friends must get to Chattanooga before joining the ranks of the undead themselves.
 

“Frost Legacy” by Jessica Reed!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this new paranormal adventure, filled with shape-shifting werewolves, fae, magic, and danger.

Frost Legacy

 

The Inheritance

 

 Frost Legacy
~Author: Jessica Reed
 
~Released: October 23rd, 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

 

How do you fight fate? Her options are disappearing and her resolve is waning. Will she continue to fight until the end even when all seems hopeless? Will she succumb to the evil of the world because it’s easier or will she be the light people need her to be? 
 
Orphaned at the age of five when her parents were tragically murdered, Kitra Frost thought she had faced her hardest parts of her life with their deaths and finding out she was a Dire Wolf shifter. She never knew her toughest battle would find her when old wounds were finally healing. 
 
Secrets kept hidden from her mask a power the world has never seen. She’s not safe anymore and someone is coming for her. 
 
Receiving help from some new friends and a group of extremely dangerous and handsome Rangers from the Dire Wolf pack, she knows what has to be done. 
 
Together, they would take on the worst enemy the Supernatural community had ever faced. 
 
Her name is Kitra Frost. She’s the key and the gate will not be opened. 

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Goodbye 2017!!

Hiya peeps!

Can you believe we’re about to start a new year? I sure can’t!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this year has been crazy! I’ve had my share of adventures, and am both excited and nervous to see what next year holds. I’m going to focus on the excited part though – much more fun that way. 😉

Desert Rose Reviews has come back stronger than ever, and I’m loving it! We reviewed over 80 books this year alone, with the majority of those being in the second half of the year. I’m hoping to have more than a hundred reviewed in 2018, and can’t wait to read some of the amazing books we’ve already got scheduled!

I’ve got some big plans in store for this blog, as well as some other businesses and projects I’ll be introducing to you guys next year, and I’d love it if you’ll join me for another year of book love and fun!

Thanks to everyone who’s followed me this far, and I hope you have a fantastic 2018! Let’s send 2017 off with some good vibes, spread some joy and love, and go into this next year with smiles!

Wishing you all well!

Cheers!

~Rose & Ken
@Desert Rose Reviews

“Shattered Roses” by E.L. Parfitt!

Hiya peeps! Fairy-Tale Retelling today, for Beauty and the Beast! Check it out, and be sure to let me know your favorite retellings in the comments – I could use more recommendations! =D

Shattered Roses

 Shattered Roses
~Author: E.L. Parfitt
 
~Released: April 24th 2017
 
~Length: 79 pages
 
~Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fairy-Tale Retelling
 
A book for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges… will it shatter her life forever?

“Beyond the Vale” by Kerry Alan Denney!

Hiya peeps! There’s a new release for all you fantasy lovers out there, who enjoy stories of the beyond! Check out this after-death tale, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you believe in life after death?

Beyond the Vale

 Beyond the Vale
~Author: Kerry Alan Denney


~Released: December 23rd 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Adult Fiction
 
There’s no rest for the weary in the afterlife: We all must earn our passage to the next world — or pay the ultimate price.
 
Logan Leonard comes to his senses with his memory full of holes, and a half-familiar woman asks him if he remembers how and why he died. She tells him he must earn his passage to the next level, leads him through doorways to impossible places with surreal landscapes and bizarre inhabitants, and sends him into pictures that are portals to his past. Logan meets his spirit guide in the form of a friendly dog, finds and then loses the woman of his dreams, and battles a madman who has enslaved the entire populace of the afterlife world.
 
Then shadows come to claim Logan, and suddenly the stakes are his own immortal soul–and the souls of everyone he loves. All he has to do to earn his passage is rescue the woman of his dreams, defeat the shadows and their master, and correct the mistakes he made that ruined his life. If he fails, everyone will burn.
 
Because the punishment for failure is a one-way ticket to Hell.

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“Arklight” by J.M. Myrick!

Hiya peeps! I’m super stoked to share this book with you, because I just loved it! It’s been a while since I found a book I truly fell in love with, but this one was awesome!

Check out my review, and be sure to add it to your reading lists – you won’t want to miss this one! =D

Arklight

Operation Nightfall

Arklight
~Author: J.M. Myrick
~Released: October 4th 2017
~Length: 266 Pages
~Genres: Historical, Christian, Adventure, Conspiracy
 
The United States’ most formidable secret unit impacts the past creating a line through history, revealing that God exists independent of time. Seventy-three years after World War II, while on a mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team, led by genius historian Navy SEAL Captain John Steadman, discovers a remarkable Nazi conspiracy. Through a supernatural phenomenon, the small Arklight team teleports to 1943 Bizerte, Tunisia, one day into the allied assault on the city. The team’s interactions with a group of Navy Raiders in World War II lead them to discover the Nazi plans for an atomic bomb and a weapon of Christ, known as the Titulus Crucis. 
 
The Navy Raiders discover a powerful truth through faith, which binds them to America’s most modern and formidable warriors conceived to date. Historical figure Ensign John Bell and his small band of Raiders soon experience Arklight’s ability to wage all out warfare against the Nazi death-machine. In 1943, Hitler’s hope to rule the world stands on the fringe of reality, but the Arklight team’s encounter with a powerful force enables them a chance to alter destiny itself. The coveted mysteries of Christ are unveiled, and the team soon discovers the forces of darkness have a larger more ominous plan in play. 

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“Viral Spark” by Martin McConnell! Sci-Fi Adventure!

Hiya peeps! If you’re a sci-fi fan, this is definitely a book you’ll want to discover. Check out my review, and let me know what  you think in the comments below!

Viral Spark

 Viral Spark
~Author: Martin McConnell


~ReleasedDecember 14th 2017
~Publisher: Gecko Print Publishing
~Length: 215 Pages
~Genres: Sci-fi, Adult Fiction, Adventure
 
The world has become a place of comfort, where a shopping trip means heading to the first floor to collect new food tubes for the printer. Menial tasks, like cleaning up or cooking, are relegated to robots, and Robert’s job while finishing school is to maintain them. With only three classes remaining, he’s hoping for something better. 
 
Then everything starts to glitch: 
the robots, the building, and even the people. 
 
What starts as glitchy videos, misbehaving touch-screens, and random fighting, grows into a race against time to fix the problem before it escalates. Maybe he can land a cushy programming job in the process, but this virus is more than it appears…

 

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“Frede and Santa” by Leen Lefebre!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a cute holiday novella to share with you today, and it’s perfect timing! It’s suitable for all ages, starting middle grade and up. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what holiday reads you’re enjoying this month! =D

Frede and Santa

 Frede and Santa
~Author: Leen Lefebre
~Released: June 2nd 2017
~Length: 36 Pages
~Genres: Holiday, Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy
In a faraway village there lives a farmer with his wife. The summer harvest has failed and winter already arrives. So, how should they feed their three sons? The idea arises to fetch wood in the northern forest. They could dry it, sell it from door to door and earn some money to buy food. 



Frede knows that his parents are doing their best, but is it enough to withstand the most barren period of the year? Together with his brothers, Rhune and Folke, he wants to visit Santa and ask him for help. But, first they must travel through that extensive forest where the evil Elf King lurks.

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“Return to Echo Woods” by Lucky Maxwill!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a new review for you today, of a middle-grade story full of charm and magic. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

Return to Echo Woods

 Return to Echo Woods
~Author: Lucky Maxwill
 
~Released: November 27th, 2017
 
~Publisher: Balboa Press
 
~Length: 152 Pages
 
~Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Young Adult
 

Return to Echo Woods is the introductory tale of people, animals, and adventures in fictional Loral County in Missouri. This rural area is a place where normal activities are not exactly as they appear because of a clever elf named Sam, who has hidden agendas and is only visible to a select population. He is especially perplexing to newcomer Audry Merryweather, a young woman who moves to Echo Woods to take ownership of her family’s historical homestead. Here she unwittingly becomes an accomplice in Sam’s efforts to shelter and provide forever homes for animals. But, she is not alone. Sam is quite resourceful and has many allies with diverse talents—everybody from an animal control officer to a youth home coordinator and even a red-tailed hawk. Altogether, they combat bullies, overcome challenges, and provide a community where all can call home. 


Woven within this tale are historical and geographical Missouri references that are hyperlinked to web resources. These offer superior supplemental reading materials for students and educators alike. Subtle humanitarian messages regarding animal welfare and culture, as well as Missouri history, make this a value-added book for young readers.

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