Thursday, September 3, 2015

Suicide Mission
Guarded Secrets Series #1
by Sara Schoen
Date of Publication: July 21, 2015
Genre: Organized Crime Suspense


Sara Night lost her family three years ago in a car crash…
She tried to continue living a normal life, going to school, spending time with friends, and even trying to be a part of the family that took her in. She had almost gotten the hang of it, and moved past the suicide attempt.
Then she was torn away from her new family, her old life, and thrown into a world of guns, knifes, criminals, and where every mistake could get her killed. She was needed for what seems like an easy in-then-out mission.
That was until she got caught.
Sara then had to form an uneasy alliance with a cartel member to escape, which reveals her family’s car crash wasn’t an accident after all.
Is her new life worth more to her than revenge?
Or will she die trying to figure out why her family was targeted?

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Covert Operations Guarded Secrets Series #2 by Sara Schoen Date of Publication: soon Publisher: Limitless Publishing Genre: Organized Crime Suspense Recruited to CIRA for an undercover mission, Jackson Reeves is given the chance of a life time. He had vowed that the men who had killed his parents would pay, and suffer a similar fate. Driven by revenge, he managed to track down and kill all of the men involved in the car accident that took his family. Except for one; the mastermind behind the attack, Ash Crest. That's because someone has already killed him, and Jackson still can't let it rest until he finds out who and why. Now he has that chance, undercover as the left hand man to Camden Julio Cardoza he will discover all the questions that's plagued him over the last few years. He's been undercover for two years now, and is slowly connecting the pieces of the past, but what will happen when Jackson meets the man that took his sister from him and sent the men after his parents, but also the girl who killed Ash Crest. Will he kill them both in the name of his parents, or will he find it in himself to forgive and forget? He's been in the cartel long enough to know that once you're in there's no getting out, but is there a way leave even if it means with a few scars along the way?

Meet Sara Schoen

My name is Sara, I’m twenty years old, and I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I have always been interested in writing, even started a book in elementary school, but it wasn’t until high school that my friend, and writing partner, more or less forced me to join an amateur writing site. After some convincing from her, I plucked up the courage and posted one of my stories. While it wasn’t popular at first, I was shocked and overwhelmed by the support of readers on Wattpad, and they gave me the support and confidence to get where I am today. I continued to write religiously for the next three years I was on the website, starting countless stories and deleting a few others. It wasn't until I was nineteen that I was given the opportunity to work with a publisher, and I'm excited that I now get to share my work with countless other people as well as continue to write for the fans that supported me to continue working toward telling the world a remarkable story.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The book:

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Pub. Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 656

Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

Read Chapters 1-5 of QUEEN OF SHADOWS HERE!

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies. 

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Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive the first 3 books (in paperback) in the THRONE OF GLASS Series. US Only.
Ends on September 11th at Midnight EST!

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Monday, August 31, 2015


Bleed The Ink is a post Shooting Stars Reviews will start doing weekly! 
What's Bleed The Ink? 

That is a good question!  Bleed The Ink will be a weekly post featured on Shooting Stars Reviews. This is where we get done to the nitty gritty of blogging, reading and writing! 
You have something that you want to share feel free to comment! You have a topic you want to discuss go right ahead this is the place to do it. 

And NO, it is not all negative stuff, some will be positive, some will be negative, and some will be just down right crazy fun!! 
P.S. Just remember this is NOT something that is supposed to offend anyone, or hurt feelings. It’s just for fun and to chat with others! 
And remember tune in Mondays, at 7 P.M. central time to check it out! 
So, let's get started. 


(Dun Dun Dun)

Hardback or Digital!

Let's talk about the differences between hardback copies of our favorite books, and the digital copies! 
Most people now days read digital copies of books for a lot of reasons. But some of us are old fashioned and read the paperback or hardback copies! 
I don't think either one of these is really all that bad, mainly because I get my story either way, but let's share some pros and cons for each of them and then tell me what you think.

The Good:
Hardback or paperback copies you can read anywhere! Also, if you are in a place that doesn't have electricity you can use the hardback copy of your favorite book to read as long as you have light of some kind. 

This is also good to have when you want to get it signed by an author at a convention. 
And if you want your own library it's a great addition as well. 

Plus who doesn't love the smell of books? Especially old musty books.... 

Then there's the very important reason that if the zombie apocalypse hits you have your entertainment covered because you invested in those hardbacks, and will still get to read them even while trying to fight zombies! ;) 

You can store hundreds of books on just ONE device to take anywhere and everywhere! 
The price of digital copies for most books is a lot cheaper than the hardback copies. 
You can keep your books a secret while in public, because they can't see the cover of the book. 

You can change the size of the font, and the color to your needs, and it makes it much easier to read the way you want to read. 

With the digital copy you will always have a light to read (as long as you have the correct device) so, you won't need light other than what is on your device. 

The Bleed:
Now, on to the bad stuff!

These books especially the paperback are easier to mess up, fall apart, be ruined by water and just bent while in your bag. And over time they can tear a part or be warn out. 
You really can't carry very many with you all the time. You can only carry as many as you can fit in your bag most of the time. 
Also, the hardbacks are a lot more expensive than the digital copies. And in some cases you may run out of room on  your bookshelf or even in your house for all the books you have. 

If you can not have a place to charge your device then you can not read if it dies. 
It's possible if you drop the device or crack it you can no longer use it. 

Technology, as great as it is, can be fickle. Sometimes I my kindle just shuts down for no reason, and I have to wait a while for it to work again. 

This is a downside to having the digital books!

That's really all I can think of for these!

Express Your View:
Which one do you like better, hardback or digital?

What do you think the good things about either one are?

What are the downsides to them?

as always thanks for checking out bleed the ink! Be sure to come back next week!

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Title: Hard to Fight
Series: Alpha's Heart #1
Author: Bella Jewel

Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for's going to be a case they will never forget.
**Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**


Hard to Fight begins when Grace finally gets the chance to prove she's good at her job as a bounty hunter. The problem is the man she' suppose to bring in is the same man who she had a little run in at a bar. He's extremely attractive and she's not so sure he did what they are accusing him of. And when she goes all out to get him where she needs him she never imagined she would risk more than her life, she would risk her heart too. 

This book was a breath of fresh air to read! I adored Grace as a bounty hunter, and I totally loved the fact that it was her who was hiding the deeper secret. It made this story so enjoyable! The whole plot line was extremely interesting and I just adored it! 

Then I also loved Grace as well. She was a great character in this story, and I loved how she decided to fight for those she loved! And of course Raide is also just as awesome. He's an extreme alpha male with a past that hurts deep, but Grace is just the person he needed! 

The only downside to this book was it felt like Raide and Grace feel too quickly, but I still enjoyed it all, and I look forward to the next on! 
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Title: Consumed
Series: Deep In Your Veins #4
Author: Suzanne Wright

Svent√© vampire Ava Sanchez has a difficult decision to make: should she accept the invitation of the Grand High Master Vampires and join their legion? It will mean leaving behind her brother and her home. It will also mean working with Pagori vampire, Salem McCauley. Unlike the majority of vampirekind, she doesn’t fear Mr. Tall, Blond, and Dauntless…even if he does have some psychopathic traits. In fact, he has a raw sexuality that tempts her to drop her ‘no relationships’ rule and give him exactly what he wants from her – everything.

Salem McCauley doesn’t like anything cute, or sweet, or cheery. Yet he wants Ava with a desperation that’s bordering on obsession. And shockingly, she doesn’t look at him like others do – you know, like they fear he’ll rip out their spinal cord for fun. Now that the legion will be busy hunting the players involved in the creation of an illegal vampiric brothel, there’s no time for pursuing Ava. But Salem makes time, because he never denies himself what he wants and he always holds tight to what’s his. And that’s exactly what Ava is, whether she knows it or not: His.

Warning: Contains bad words, dirty talk, and scenes of a steamy nature.


Consumed begins when Salem decides it is time to stop fighting his attraction and get the woman he wants. The problem is she's not exactly sure that he will stick around once he comes to be around her more. That's the story of her life, and she doesn't want that kind of pain from him. But Ava can't keep him away, and as these two have to work together it gets even more complicated. Add in some extremely dangerous people and her get a whole world of trouble. 

This one was really good! I loved the humor of course, and I really enjoyed Ava and Salem together. They make a great couple! The story line was also very interesting, it kept me completely entertained from start to finish! I did not even realize that this series was going to have another book, and I was so excited when I found out. I was not disappointed this one was really good! 
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