Masked by J.D. Wright blitz & Giveaway! [ends 8/24/17]
Young Adult Books / August 19, 2017

THIS LOOKS LIKE AN AWESOME SERIES FR YA! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Masked (Superheroes Undercover, #1)  by J.D. Wright Published by: Limitless Publishing Publication date: August 15th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Superheroes, Young Adult Vada’s To-Do List: – Turn 18 (check!) – Register super name – Order supersuit – Attend superhero indoctrination – Graduate high school – Start kicking criminal tail Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves. Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck? Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: Nick couldn’t take it anymore. The entire morning had been one shock to his system after another. The nice long weekend in his giant but silent house had…

THE RULES OF PERSUASION BY AMITY HOPE BLOG TOUR + REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!
Young Adult Books / August 18, 2017

THE RULES OF PERSUASION BY AMITY HOPE BLOG TOUR. Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. This is a Spotlight. (Check back tomorrow for Vickie’s Review.) Tour Date: August 14-18, 2017   The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope Publication Date:  August 14, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush 1)    Take things slow (her rule) 2)    Make it believable (his rule) After tragedy hit her family, Meg Matthews officially crossed the line from “good girl” to “bad girl.” Motorcycle? Check. Graffiti? Check. The only thing Meg hadn’t planned on was blackmail. Too bad now a certain infuriating boy holds Meg’s future in his hands… When Luke Prescott—star pitcher and town golden boy—catches Meg vandalizing the school, she’s given two choices: face the consequences or enter into a fake relationship with him to get his parents and his ex off his back. But as Meg and Luke grow closer, they both realize they’ve been keeping secrets from each other. Their fake relationship might be doomed from the start—if they can’t learn to open up to the one person they never thought they’d trust. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains late-night graffiti sessions, flirty baseball lessons, and…

The Devil’s Revolver by V. S. McGrath, book blitz & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 18, 2017

This book is for all YA who enjoy Westerns and Demons!  The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver Series, #1) V. S. McGrath Publication date: September 5th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver forged by a demon. The first book in an epic, magic-clad series featuring the Wild West reimagined as a crosscultural stereoscope of interdimensional magic and hardship, The Devil’s Revolver opens with a shooting competition and takes off across the landscape after a brutal double murder and kidnapping — to which revenge is the only answer. Hettie Alabama, only seventeen years old, leads her crew of underdogs with her father’s cursed revolver, magicked to take a year off her life each time she fires it. It’s no way for a ranch girl to grow up, but grow up she does, her scars and determination to rescue her vulnerable younger sister deepening with every year of life she loses. A sweeping and high-stakes saga that gilds familiar Western adventure with powerful magic and panoramic fantasy, The Devil’s Revolver is the last word and the blackest hat in the Weird West. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble…

THE TIGER’S WATCH BY JULIA EMBER BLOG TOUR & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 18, 2017

                          The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember Publication Date:  August 22, 2017 Publisher:  Harmony Ink Press Sixteen-year-old Tashi has spent their life training as a inhabitor, a soldier who spies and kills using a bonded animal. When the capital falls after a brutal siege, Tashi flees to a remote monastery to hide. But the invading army turns the monastery into a hospital, and Tashi catches the eye of Xian, the regiment’s fearless young commander. Tashi spies on Xian’s every move. In front of his men, Xian seems dangerous, even sadistic, but Tashi discovers a more vulnerable side of the enemy commander—a side that draws them to Xian. When their spying unveils that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, Tashi faces an impossible choice: save their country or the boy they’re growing to love. Though Tashi grapples with their decision, their volatile bonded tiger doesn’t question her allegiances. Katala slaughters Xian’s soldiers, leading the enemy to hunt her. But an inhabitor’s bond to their animal is for life—if Katala dies, so will Tashi. Link to Goodreads: Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters…

Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee Blog Tour & Guest Post!
Young Adult Books / August 17, 2017

LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE by Molly E. Lee Published by Entangled Teen   –  Release Date 8/14 Genre: YA Contemporary The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams. Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much. Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather…

Uncanny by Sarah Fine book blitz & Giveaway! [ends 8/24/17]
Young Adult Books / August 17, 2017

Uncanny by Sarah Fine Published by: Skyscape Publication date: October 3rd 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult Two sisters. One death. No memories. Cora should remember every detail about the night her stepsister, Hannah, fell down a flight of stairs to her death, especially since her Cerepin—a sophisticated brain-computer interface—may have recorded each horrifying moment. But when she awakens after that night, her memories gone, Cora is left with only questions—and dread of what the answers might mean. When a downward spiral of self-destruction forces Cora to work with an AI counselor, she finds an unexpected ally, even as others around her grow increasingly convinced that Hannah’s death was no accident. As Cora’s dark past swirls chaotically with the versions of Hannah’s life and death that her family and friends want to believe, Cora discovers the disturbing depths of what some people may do—including herself. With her very sanity in question, Cora is forced to face her greatest fear. She will live or die by what she discovers. Goodreads / Amazon— EXCERPT: I did not anticipate the wind. on the sidewalk, it made jackets flap and leaves rustle. Seven stories up, it threatens to throw me right over the…

Infusion by Alyssa Thiessen Blog Tour & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 16, 2017

This is a cross between Fantasy and Sci-Fi. It is an exciting read for youth. Infusion by Alyssa Thiessen Publication Date: November 13, 2016 Publisher: Charlie Dawg Press Rachel is ordinary. Average. Utterly unremarkable… until her best friend shoots her on her 16th birthday and a stranger brings her from death’s doorstep with an infusion of his own DNA. Then everything gets weird. She heals impossibly fast. She senses the thoughts of others. She sees horrifying creatures that couldn’t possibly exist, and her new friend Tyler is convinced she’s destined to save the world from their invasion. Can she trust him? Can she trust herself? How’s she supposed to stop inter-dimensional invaders when she can barely deal with high school? Ready or not, here they come.   MY REVEW: Rachel was shocked, what possessed her best friend to shoot her? As she lay dying, a stranger approached and pressed his hand to her wound to stop the bleeding. Surprised, Rachel woke up in a hospital room still alive, however, she will never be the same. After she recovered, she would soon discover that stranger was no ordinary stranger. Tyler was a classmate who never spoke to anyone and everyone considered…

PROJECT PANDORA BY ADEN POLYDOROS BLOG TOUR & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 15, 2017

Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros Publication Date:  August 1, 2017Publisher:  Entangled Teen Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself. Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control? In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass… EXCERPT: “Shannon!” someone called as she emerged into the sunlight. She flinched at the sound of her name, only to spot Tyler standing just outside the glass-and-metal canopy that sheltered the metro…

Need Books to READ? Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop! [ends 8/30/17]

    For My Contribution to This Giveaway, I am offering Two Winners a Chance to Receive A Mystery Box With a MINIMUM of FOUR BOOKS! In ONE,  there will be a combination of Children, YA, and Adult Books (Mostly ARCS). In Box TWO there will be ALL ADULT Books…Again, AT LEAST FOUR BOOKS. THESE ARE ALL BOOKS (MOSTLY ARCS) I HAVE REVIEWED.  I HAVE TRIED TO BE CAREFUL WITH THEM. THE FIRST WINNER DRAWN WILL HAVE THE FIRST OPION OF BOX ONE OR BOX TWO. IN THE BLOG COMMENT SECTION OF THE RAFFLECOPTER, STATE THE TYPE OF BOOKS YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN. (SELF-HELP, MOTIVATIONAL NON-FICTION, CHILDRENS, MIDDLE GRADE, YA, SCI-FI, PARANORMAL, THRILLER/SUSPENSE, MYSTERY, HISTORICAL FICTION) ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW FOR CHANCES TO WIN YOUR BOX OF FREE BOOKS. a Rafflecopter giveaway Now Hop over to these other great blogs for more opportunities to WIN FREE PRIZES!

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 15, 2017

  Twilight at Blueberry Barrens (Sunset Cove #3)  by Colleen Coble Paperback, 352 pages Published September 20th 2016 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 2016) 1401690300 (ISBN13:9781401690304 USA TODAY Bestseller! “I need you to keep these girls safe . . .” Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham sh USA TODAY Bestseller! “I need you to keep these girls safe . . .” Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be…

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter blitz & Giveaway! [8/17/17]
Young Adult Books / August 11, 2017

I Stop Somewhere  by T.E. Carter Published by: Feiwel & Friends Publication date: February 27th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult THE LOVELY BONES meets ALL THE RAGE in a searing, heartbreaking contemporary story of a lost teenager, and the town she leaves behind. Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But then the unthinkable happens and Ellie is trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place. TE Carter’s stirring and visceral debut not only discusses and dismantles rape culture but also makes you slow down and think about what it is to be human. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble EXCERPT: Later, I remember how my dad would stand in my doorway, watching me. Trying to reach me across so little…

A SPOONFUL OF GRACE Media kit for Spotlight Tour & Giveaway! [ends 9/2/17]
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / August 11, 2017

Welcome to this Spotlight Tour for A Spoonful of Grace by Annette Hubbell. Book Details:   Book Title:  A Spoonful of Grace: Mealtime Blessings in Bite-sized Pieces ​Category:   Christian Living; 444 pages ​Genre:  Family devotional, Children’s devotional Publisher:  Credo House Publishers Release date:  Feb 2017 Tour dates:  Aug 7 to 25, 2017 Content Rating:  G​ Book Description: Just 2 minutes each day can change your family meal time for a lifetime. A Spoonful of Grace is a collection of 366 evening meal graces taken from all 66 books of the Bible and designed to provide meaningful exposure to prayer and the Bible at a most opportune time: the family evening meal. ​ The Scripture/grace devotions are inviting, can be grasped at several levels, and are brief enough (about two minutes) to hold the attention of hungry kids. Here’s why: Each day has an application section called Grace Notes: ideas and quotes to further illustrate the message and stimulate conversation. Sundays are for Story Graces. These 52 devotions are a bit longer to afford the suspenseful, engrossing reading of stories such as David and Goliath, Daniel in the lions’ den, and Jonah and the big fish. Special Graces are celebrations such…

Oh! The Places You’ll Go Hop! [ends 8/23/17]

Here is another FUN HOP with lots of Giveaways! I have THREE AWESOME BOOKS for ONE LUCKY U.S/Can. WINNER! My thanks to The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island for this Giveaway Opportunity! This story is amazing. It has mostly Five Stars reviews on Amazon! If you don’t WIN it in This HOP visit my site next month for my Review, Live Interview & A Giveaway to THREE WINERS! Beyond by Catina Haverlock  & Angela Larkin  Paperback, 262 pages Published June 13th 2017 by Cedar Fort Publishing ISBN 1462120261 (ISBN13: 9781462120260 “Dangerous. Wrong. She could be so close to finding out who I really am, and I don’t want to think about how badly that could damage her. If I have any conscience, I’ll turn and run. But I can’t let her go.” Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. Why would she? It’s not like she knows she can see the dead. Stunned by Presley’s sixth sense, Landon Blackwood rethinks his planned departure and begins tracking her to find answers to their mysterious connection. When their complicated relationship turns dangerous, they…

Right Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Reid blitz + Giveaway! [ends 8/10/17]
Young Adult Books / August 8, 2017

I AM TRULY HOPING TO READ THIS ONE! Right Text Wrong Number (Offsides, #1) Natalie Decker Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: July 11th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult High school juniors, Layla and Tyler, are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date. But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them,…

Gardening Giveaways Giveaway Hop! [ends 8/22/17]

Welcome to the Gardening Giveaways Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama’s Geeky & Women and Their Pretties This first boom is a new release by a very talented Author, Deborah Heal! It is a slightly new genre for Deborah which I am excited to read! Be sure to watch for her upcoming live Interview /Giveaway on my site! Holding On is a modern retelling of the Old Testament story of Ruth and Boaz. A sweet inspirational romance—with a touch of mystery—about courage, loyalty, and second chances. When Julia passes through the small rural town of Coldwater, driving her screeching pickup with her mother-in-law Helen and everything she owns in the RV they’re towing, all she wants is to get Helen settled on what’s left of the family farm and hurry back to civilization. Romance is the last thing on her mind. After all, she’s still mourning for her husband Lucas. But every time a wealthy local landowner named Neil Ashe shows up the attraction between them flares—even though Neil’s marriage has left him scarred and leery of city women, and Julia’s not interested in a farmer with an excess of muscles, a man who…

Tantric by Tricia Barr blitz & International Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 7, 2017

This sounds like an exciting series! Don’t you agree they did a great job on the Book Cover? Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Tantric (The Bound Ones, #2) by Tricia Barr Publication date: July 1st 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult The Four Corners have been defeated, and Phoenyx and her friends are free…or so they thought. Lily has been taken, and Phoenyx and the others have five days to save her, and themselves. But Phoenyx has a new friend, Ayanna, who has the power to bring back the memories from all of Phoenyx’s past lives. The knowledge that is unlocked sends the Bound Ones on a several-millennia-long journey for an ancient artifact that might free them once and for all. Can they find it in five days, or will they all face death once again? Goodreads / Amazon— EXCERPT: Haunting black ashes covered the floor, echoing the horror that had happened in this once holy place. The smell of burnt flesh still hung in the air, even though it had been weeks since the incident. Vincent Mallick was a handsome and sturdy man of fifty-seven years, with salt and pepper hair thinned slightly by age….

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter Book Blitz!
Young Adult Books / August 7, 2017

Hello Readers! We are so excited to introduce you to a new title coming February 2018 from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan! I Stop Somwhere by T.E. Carter is described as THE LOVELY BONES meets ALL THE RAGE. Got your attention yet? (Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!) Here’s what readers have to say: “an unputdownable mystery. Don’t miss it.” – Hayley Chewins – Author “Visceral with both rage and tenderness and impossible to put down.” – Amelinda – Goodreads Reviewer “unapologetic and gorgeous and raw” – Rachel Solomon – Author “powerful and profound and makes you think” – Amanda Searcy – Author I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter Publication Date: February 27, 2017 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends THE LOVELY BONES meets ALL THE RAGE in a searing, heartbreaking contemporary story of a lost teenager, and the town she leaves behind. Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But then the unthinkable happens and Ellie is trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim and…

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / August 5, 2017

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend snippets BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING   EXCERPT: The Goddess Speaks: Many trials await the two of you. Perhaps the hardest are the ones you will have to endure alone. “You, Guinevere, will find yourself lost. You—who are destined to be a great queen—will have to traverse a journey of immense pain and self-doubt. You must let your inner feelings guide you. The journey will be hard and painful. You must summon the courage of your soul to sustain you. “You, Cedwyn, faithful friend of the princess and the queen. Your journey may be the hardest of all. You will be sent far from those you serve and love. Your duty will demand that you see this most difficult journey to its end. Whether it be death or life for you will depend upon many things. Your courage must also come from deep within your soul for one so young. Your love of family and friends must be great. But greater still must be your loyalty to the knight’s duty. For your knight’s vow comes soon. You must embrace it. You must defeat the temptations to turn…

Myths and Magic Blitz! International Giveaway ($50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Ending August 10)
Young Adult Books / August 2, 2017

Myths & Magic: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection Publication date: August 22nd 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pre-Order MYTHS & MAGIC now and get BONUS GIFTS! MYTHS & MAGIC sends you on a wild ride across universes where a safe return cannot be guaranteed. Abolished magic returns to Earth. Telekinetic sorcerers, witches, and fairies discover their powers. Humans become cyborgs. Dragons prowl the depths of Iceland’s volcanoes. All this and more is packed inside one boxed set overflowing with stories from today’s hottest USA Today and International Bestselling authors! From dystopian thrillers to steampunk romance, from gothic fantasies to paranormal adventures, come journey with unlikely heroes, valiant shifters, rogue vampires, and even a sensual brujo. Dabble in scientific espionage, thwart scheming sorcerers, and challenge hordes of vengeful demons. And maybe fall in love… If you’re ready for 21 exclusive full-length novels and novellas, including some BRAND NEW material, in a boxed set where vampires, shifters, ghosts, demons, and even Djinn haunt the pages, then fall into MYTHS & MAGIC, a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and a dash of paranormal romance that will take you to the edge of your imagination Pre-Order today to secure YOUR copy of this…

he Thirteenth Gate Blog Review Tour + Giveaway! (U.S./Can. only) [ends 8/10/17]
Young Adult Books / August 1, 2017

The Thirteenth Gate Kat Ross (Dominion Mysteries #2) Published by: Acorn Publishing Publication date: June 26th 2017 Genres: Historical, Mystery, Young Adult Winter 1888. At an asylum in the English countryside, a man suspected of being Jack the Ripper kills an orderly and flees into the rain-soaked night. His distraught keepers summon the Lady Vivienne Cumberland—who’s interviewed their patient and isn’t sure he’s a man at all. An enigmatic woman who guards her own secrets closely, Lady Vivienne knows a creature from the underworld when she sees one. And he’s the most dangerous she’s ever encountered. As Jack rampages through London, Lady Vivienne begins to suspect what he’s searching for. And if he finds it, the doors to purgatory will be thrown wide open… Across the Atlantic, an archaeologist is brutally murdered after a Christmas Eve gala at the American Museum of Natural History. Certain peculiar aspects of the crime attract the interest of the Society for Psychical Research and its newest investigator, Harrison Fearing Pell. Is Dr. Sabelline’s death related to his recent dig in Alexandria? Or is the motive something darker? As Harry uncovers troubling connections to a serial murder case she’d believed was definitively solved, two mysteries…

The Goddesses Can Wait by Kim Baccellia blog tour & Giveaway! (U.S. only) [7/31/17]
Young Adult Books / July 30, 2017

No More Goddesses (Myths and Mayhem #1) by Kim Baccellia Published by Zumaya Thresholds Published May 28th, 2013 Genres: YA/Fantasy/Mythology Jordan Lake discovers an ancient bracelet in her grandmother’s house and uncovers a family mystery that links her favorite actress, Audrey Hepburn, a romantic movie, and an aunt she never knew. Jordan hopes the bracelet will bring her love. Instead, it brings one nightmare after another, unleashing Hathor, the Egyptian love goddess, who decides it’s fun to mess with the McKnight High School social scene. Jordan holds the key to vanquish Hathor, but will she figure out what it is in time to save her school, one of her best friends, and get a date to the Valentine’s Day dance?       Goddesses Can Wait (Myths and Mayhem #2) by Kim Baccellia Genre: YA Fantasy Amazon | Barnes & Noble   | IndieBound | Book Depository Jordan Lake, a fifteen-year-old Audrey Hepburn-olic who’s a magnet for goddesses, has a chance to go to Paris with her grandmother and BFF Selena Garza. Even though she senses something is off, she decides to make the trip. But when she kisses a cute Parisian boy a la Roman Holiday, she switches bodies with Aphrodite and…

The Union Series by T.H. Hernandez blitz & International Giveawy![ends 8/3/17]
Young Adult Books / July 26, 2017

After reading about the new YA Dystopian series, don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! The Union (The Union #1) T.H. Hernandez Publication date: November 18th 2014 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult After global warming and a second civil war devastated the former United States, two different societies rose from the ashes – the Union, a towering high-tech utopia, hugging the perimeter of the continent, and the devastated, untamed midsection known as the Ruins. Seventeen-year-old Evan Taylor has an easy, privileged life in the Union. What she doesn’t have is any idea what to do with the rest of her life. She only knows she wants to do something meaningful, to make a difference in the lives of others. When she’s kidnapped and taken into the Ruins as a pawn in a dispute involving her boyfriend, Bryce, her ideal world is turned upside down. What she learns while in the Ruins shakes her faith in everything she’s ever known, from Bryce, to her family, and even the Union itself. Now Evan must choose whether to stay with Cyrus, the sexy, resourceful survivor who believes she’s in the Ruins for a reason, or return to the only…

The Cauldron Stirred by Judith Sterling blitz & Giveaway! [ends 8/3/17]
Young Adult Books / July 24, 2017

The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin, #1) Judith Sterling Publication date: July 21st 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life. At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her. But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo EXCERPT: The night air was deliciously cool. Moonlight and darkness held equal sway over the backyard thanks to the shifting clouds. I dashed across the lawn and halted in the exact spot where Aengus had…

Join us in this Live Interview & Giveaway! [ends 8/3/17]
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / July 22, 2017

I was so thrilled to hold this Interview with Ronda Hinrichsen! She is such an awesome writer! Be sure to read about her and her books, listen to the Interview, and enter the Giveaway! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author, Ronda Hinrichsen (also writing as Kathleen Marks) and her family own a small farm located between the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Great Salt Lake where she regularly sees eagles, hawks, owls, and ducks. Lots of ducks. She is the author of independently and traditionally published non-fiction, romantic suspense and speculative books as well as numerous magazine articles and stories for children and adults. She also enjoys teaching about writing in conference and classroom settings. To learn more about Ronda, visit her Website | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads |Facebook | Get “Up Close and Personal” by listening to this video Interview! (Give me a break! It was only my 2nd one ever! LOL!) Learn of her latest book and enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting for your chance to WIN your own copy! Paperback, 255 pages Published February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications ISBN:13 9781524402358 SYNOPSIS per Goodreads: When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card…

THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT MATCH BY KENDRA C. HIGHLY BLOG TOUR& Giveaway![ends 8/12/17]
Young Adult Books / July 21, 2017

The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley Publication Date:  July 10, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it. Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type. Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken… Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete. Link…

Princess Breeze Blog Tour, Review, Interview + Giveaway! (U.S. Only) [ends 7/25/17]

 Today author Beverly Stowe McClure stops by as part of her PRINCESS BREEZE Blog Tour, along with my Interview with her!This Book Tour/Giveaway is through MC Book Tours You’re never too young to begin reading and it’s always fun to find a delightful story that you can follow. . The first book in the series is JUST BREEZE. Paperback: 196 pages ◊ Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC (August 31, 2009)◊Language: English ◊ISBN-10: 0984070826 ◊ ISBN-13: 978-0984070824 Eighth grade starts out the same as every other year for Breeze Brannigan. She’s still the tallest student, boy or girl, in her class, wears shoes that would fit an elephant, and her smile reveals dazzling braces that blind everyone within ten feet. Then she meets Cam, the new boy in school who speaks with an accent and must be from another planet, for none of the earthling boys she knows are so polite. He also has a secret, a secret that could mean life or death for Cam and his mother and that Breeze must help him keep. JUST BREEZE is available on Amazon PRINCESS BREEZE (Breeze Series Bk.# 2) by Beverly Stowe McClure ◊ Paperback: 236 pages ◊ Publisher: 4RV Young Adult (June…

‘Beyond’ by Catina Haverlock, and Angela Larkin Blog Tour!
Young Adult Books / July 19, 2017

This is my Review of an awesome Paranormal Story you will not want to miss! Be sure to visit next month when I present a “Live” video review with the authors, Catina Haverlock & Angela Larkin. Learn more about them and their Debut Novel! There will also be a Giveaway to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Seventeen-year-old Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. And why would she? It s not like she knows she can see the dead………….. On his four month dead-iversary, Landon Blackwood is over his ghost gig and finally ready to leave Earth forever. But when he stops by his old high school for a final good-bye, he’s stunned when the new girl in town, Presley sees him. Against his guide’s wishes, he bags his departure and begins tracking her to search for answers to their mysterious connection. But how long can he keep his true identity a secret? And how long can he protect Presley from the insidious spirits using her as a pawn in a deadly game in which no one wins? My Review: (LAWonder10) This may have been…

Scream for Ice Cream Hop GIVEAWAY! [ends 7/31/17]
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / July 18, 2017

This is a quick easy Giveaway Hop since I am “heading for the hills’ with no Internet or cell phone service! Thank you Mamathefox for Hosting this! www.MamatheFox.com facebook.com/MamatheFox FOR MY GIVEAWAY, ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE AN AMAZON GIFT CARD FOR $15.!                 JUST ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations. Now Hop over to the other participating blog sites for a chance to WIN more prizes!

Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin blitz & Goveaway! [ends 7/20/17]
Young Adult Books / July 14, 2017

Paintbrush  by Hannah Bucchin Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: July 11th 2017 Genres: Romance, Young Adult Mitchell Morrison and Josie Sedgwick have spent their whole lives at the Indian Paintbrush Community Village, a commune full of colorful characters tucked in the mountains of North Carolina, and they aren’t particularly close–at least, not anymore. Josie wishes she could spend all of her time at Paintbrush planting tomatoes, hiking the trails, or throwing giant communal birthday parties, while Mitchell can’t wait to escape the bizarre spiritual sharing and noisy community dinners. Luckily for both of them, high school graduation is just around the corner. But when Mitchell’s mother makes a scandalous announcement that rocks the close-knit Paintbrush community, and Josie’s younger sister starts to make some dangerously bad decisions, the two find themselves leaning on each other for support – and looking at each other in a whole new light. Their childhood friendship blossoms in to something more as they deal with their insane families, but as graduation approaches, so does life in the real world, forcing Josie and Mitchell to figure out what, exactly, their relationship is – and if it can survive their very different plans for the future….

Enigma by Tonya Kuper Blog Tour, Guest Post & Upcoming Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / July 14, 2017

  ENIGMA BY TONYA KUPER BLOG TOUR – Tour Date: July 3-14, 2017 Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) by Tonya Kuper Publication Date:  July 3, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Worst. Road Trip. Ever. Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan. Trying to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium means I can’t be distracted by hot boys. The Resistance secret hideout isn’t exactly the rebel base of my dreams. A traitor there wants me dead, but we have no idea who it is. And with both the Resistance and the Consortium trying to control me, the only one I can trust is Reid. If we’re going to have any chance of protecting my family, controlling my unstable powers, and surviving the clash between the Oculi factions, I’m going to have to catch this traitor. By using myself as bait. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014836-enigma   Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon…

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HI, ALL! WORDPRESS IS BEYOND HOPE! MY NEW WEEBLY SITE IS GETTING CLOSE TO EING COMPLETE! YAY! I AM STILL LEARNING A NEW VIDEO PROGRAM AND HOW TO EDIT IT. I AM CONTINUING TO CUT BACK A LITTLE ON REVIEWING AND PERSONAL GIVEAWAYS SO I CAN MOVE  MORE QUICKLY ONTO MY NEW WEEBLY BLOG SITE. THE NEW WEEBLY SITE WILL TAKE A FEW MORE WEEKS STILL BECUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF ARCHIVES I AM TRANSFERRING ONTO WORD DOCUMENTS TO ADD TO MY NEW SITE. THE NEW SITE WILL BE “BIGGER AND BETTER”! A FEW AWSOME AUTHORS I HAVE INTERVIEWED, AND WILL BE INTERVIEWING, AM INTERVIEWING ARE OFFEEING EQUALLY AWESOME GIVEAWAYS TO HELP CELEBRATE MY NEW BLOG! IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, THERE WILL BE A FEW BLOG HOPS WHICH HAVE SOME TERRIFIC BOOKS IN THEM!  I KNOW MY SITE DOES NOT LOOK VERY APPEALING NOW, BUT CONTINUE TO “HANG IN THERE”, PLEASE! WORDPRESS HAS DESTROYED TWO BLOG THEMES IN SEVEN MONTHS – FOUR IN TWO YEARS! MY WHOLE SIDE BAR (EXCEPT FOR ARCHIVES) WITH MY BLOGLOVIN’ AND OTHER MEDIA,+ MY SUBSCRIBE AND BLOG BUTTON GOT TOTALLY WIPED OUT!  MY INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS WILL IMPROVE AS I LEARN AND BECOME MRE COMFORTABLE…

FALLING FOR FOREVER BY MELISSA CHAMGERS BLOG TOUR & Giveaway! [ends 7/14/17]
Young Adult Books / July 12, 2017

This intriguing YA Tale is reviewed by Vickie below! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting.   Falling for Forever (Before Forever #2)by Melissa Chambers Publication Date:  July 3, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen The second Jenna Quigley turns eighteen, she’s headed to L.A. to extend the timer on her fifteen minutes of fame. Too bad her dad made her promise to graduate high school first. Silver lining? Her new school has a serious talent competition with a $25,000 cash prize, which would go a long way in L.A. Jenna’s got plenty of talent—she didn’t almost win America’s Newest Sensation for nothing. But it’ll take everything she’s got to bring down the music nerd with a stick up his butt…no matter how cute he is in those glasses. Miles Cleveland needs to win that talent contest. When some hot girl stole his audition spot on America’s Newest Sensation, his chance to study music flounced off to New York with her. Now, not only can he win enough money to pay for his education, he can get revenge on that very same girl. He can’t start to question his plan, though…no matter how deep Jenna buries…

Book Blitz :: Love, Murder & Mayhem by Russ Colchamiro !
Young Adult Books / July 11, 2017

~ Book Blitz ~ Love, Murder & Mayhem   About the Book   Love science fiction stories that all include elements of Love, Murder & Mayhem?   Then welcome to the latest anthology from Crazy 8 Press! This amazing collection from 15 all-star authors will delight you with superheros and supervillains. AIs, off-worlders, and space cruisers. We’ve also got private eyes, sleep surrogates, time travelers, aliens and monsters—and one DuckBob!   With tales ranging from wild and wacky to dark and gritty to heartbreaking and fun, take the deadly leap with authors Meriah Crawford, Paige Daniels, Peter David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Kelly Meding, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Lois Spangler, Patrick Thomas, and editor Russ Colchamiro.   You’ll never look at Love, Murder & Mayhem the same way again—and that’s just the way we like it.   Goodreads * Amazon About the Editor Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the hilarious sci-fi backpacking comedy series, Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the new anthology, Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press. Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and…

Legacy Strain Tour, Review and Giveaway! [ends 7/13/17]
Young Adult Books / July 5, 2017

Here is book #3 in a new Sci-fi-series for YA. Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Legacy Strain (Isolation #3) Taylor Brooke Published by: Limitless Publishing Publication date: June 6th 2017 Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult Brooklyn Harper’s friends have betrayed her, her heart is broken, and all of humanity is at risk. After Kirin’s unannounced arrival in Louisiana, Brooklyn finds herself scrambling for a way out of an impossible situation. Kirin is creating the deadly Genesis Cull, and Brooklyn doesn’t know who to turn to for help. With no other options, she’s forced to trust her nemesis, Juneau Malloy. His support allows the group of Special Omen Operatives to gear up, form a plan of action, and train for the day when they come face-to-face with their worst fear—going to war with their friends. There is a divide in the once inseparable group of Omens, and their only hope is to put the pieces back together. Julian Yu Matsumoto agonizes over the difference between right and wrong, love and sacrifice, genocide and revolution. While he struggles with his feelings for Kirin, his moral compass is spinning round and round, his heart is…

MORE GIVEAWAYS! Freedom to Read Hop! [ends 7/15/17]

I am so excited to be a part pf another Blog Hop Giveaway! I love this theme! At a time when individual Freedoms are being threatened, I cannot think of a better reminder! Thank you BoohHounds, for hosting this! CONGRATS TO Leela for Winning the U.S./Can and to Brooke for Winning the International Prizes! There are Three Amazing Authors who have donated a book, each, to this Giveaway. Though it isn’t required, If you Win, reviews posted on the medias would be a tremendous “Thank you” to these authors! The first is an Adult non-fiction.   Memoirs From The Road To Everywhere Vol I: The Road To Rock n Roll by Sabastian Jaymes “…reads like a good road movie.” Author Sebastian Jaymes relates the story of his personal journey from childhood to fulfilling his lifelong yearning to “see the world on someone else’s dime.” The story of his early life takes the reader through many changes of scene and situation. Born the eldest of seven siblings in a large loving family, he begins the journey through childhood with an immigrant Grandmother’s arrival in America by way of an arranged marriage, brokered by the local “Godfather.” It is a childhood filled…

Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn Release Week Blitz & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / July 1, 2017

Release Week Blitz:  Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn – Excerpt and Giveaway Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn! Check out the excerpt below, and  be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! Congratulations Pintip, on the Release!! Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn Publication Date:  June 27, 2017 Publisher:  Kensington From the author of The Darkest Lie comes a compelling, provocative story for fans of I Was Here and Vanishing Girls, about a high school senior straddling two worlds, unsure how she fits in either—and the journey of self-discovery that leads her to surprising truths. In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized. Only through the clothing Kan designs in secret can she find a way to fuse both cultures into something distinctly her own. When her mother agrees to provide a home for a teenage girl named Shelly, Kan sees a chance to prove herself useful. Making Shelly feel comfortable is easy at first—her new friend is eager to please, embraces the family’s…

A Fantastic SPIDER-MAN Homecoming Giveaway!

How exciting is THIS! This is a Giveaway the whole family can benefit from! Everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging in to theaters soon. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. In order to help celebrate, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to give one lucky winner an awesome prize pack! This package is worth $50 and includes: Spider-Man Homecoming Funko Pop Spider-Man Homecoming Soundtrack Spider-Man Homecoming Prelude Comic Trade Paperback Spider-Man Homecoming Vulture Funko Pop Spider-Man Lego Set Synopsis Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Spider-Man Homecoming Swings in to Theaters July 7th! Connect with Spider-Man Homecoming Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | #SpidermanHomecoming Enter to win this Spider-Man Homecoming Prize Pack using the…

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois blitz & Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 30, 2017

The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois Publication date: April 12th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance She’s sworn off love, he’s sworn off sex, but together they’ll score the goal of a lifetime. When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger. As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club. That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo EXCERPT: She dropped her gaze and stared at his hands. God, they are big hands. Big hands, big… “Do you want a coffee?” she blurted out. “A coffee? Non.” “Or maybe you need the washroom?” She pointed down the short hallway that lead to her bedroom. He…

Stay Tuned! The best is still yet to come!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 29, 2017

Hi, to ALL of YOU! I am anxious to begin my new blog! After 4 years  of problems with WordPress, I am having  a new & better blog created using Weebly! I continue to work steadily on  transferring my information over! Please, continue to be patient. My side bar with a place for Subscribe and Bloglovin’ + much more was wiped out by WordPress and I have been informed I cannot get it back without, once again, creating a new blog site theme! I am also working on getting my Video Interviews up in a more efficient, timely manner! I am excited with this new addition to my site! I am still learning the video program and editing. It will be more appealing soon! We started July off with one Amazing Giveaway for Spider-Man Homecoming prize pack !!! Following with the Freedom To Read Giveaway Hop! Then the remainder of the month will be dedicated to Patriotic, Christmas in July, and honoring early pioneers!, plus a couple of more Blog Hops!  More Children’s publicists & authors will be Interviewed and more Children’s books reviewed & given away, soon! Please Join us! Please continue to be patient until my new site…

Path of Thieves by Sunniva Dee blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 7/6/17]
Young Adult Books / June 27, 2017

Path of Thieves by Sunniva Dee Publication date: June 27th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Football hero by day and thief by night, Charles “Cugs” McConnely leads a double life in the small town of Newbark, Florida. At sundown, the seventeen-year-old turns burglar, forced into the business by the man who should be teaching him the difference between right and wrong: his father. Cugs is a pro at both games, but only one can secure him a college scholarship. It should be an easy decision, a no-brainer—if Newbark hadn’t proffered the only life he knows. After run-ins with Nadine Paganelli, his accidental victim and the sole person to have caught him in the act, Cugs starts to realize that hearts can be stolen too. When his long-lost sister makes contact, lies are uncovered and truths revealed. Suddenly, Cugs finds himself questioning both plans and loyalties. Because sometimes the only way to move forward is by pulling the bottom out of the past. Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: Last night wasn’t good. Dad’s getting more eager. He wants to accomplish so much on his shopping sprees, blaming a more expensive life now that Step-Cynth’s with us. I’m not in a place to…

Monsters Among Us by Amanda Strong blitz & Giveaway! [7/7/17]
Young Adult Books / June 27, 2017

Monsters Among Us (Monsters Among Us #3)  by Amanda Strong Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: June 26th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero? The world is shifting, and Sammy has complete control. But as hidden truths surface, she starts to doubt everyone who is close to her. The Ancients and Kory have been harboring dark secrets, and it could mean war between the Dragon Fae and the Irukas. With the Defenders as her devoted soldiers, Sam must make some difficult decisions. Should she save the world… or save herself? Blake won’t give up on Sam. He knows he can’t trust Tonbo anymore, or the web of lies he’s been thrown into. If he hopes to save Sam, he must find the real reason Kory created the bug army. Turns out there could be something far worse than bloodthirsty bugs buriedon the islands, and Blake will have to fight his own inner demons if he wants to save those he loves—including Sam. In a world filled with mistrust and lies, Blake and Sam must unearth the truth and face their own fears and weaknesses. If they…

Chuck the Rooster Loses His Voice & The Bear Barr Wants ti Play the Guitar Reviews!
Young Adult Books / June 25, 2017

As promised, below are my Reviews for Dr. Sigal Haber’s two children’s Books! Be sure to enter the Giveaway using the Rafflecopter  at the end of this posting! When Chuck the Rooster lost his voice, life on the farm began to go wrong. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the animals try to find a replacement from amongst themselves, to fill the sick rooster’s place. So they organize a singing contest. Will someone be found to take Chuck’s place? How will the rooster react to the idea? And will there be another “Farm Idol”? “When Chuck the Rooster Lost His Voice” is Dr. Sigal Haber’s children book. Its Theme was inspired by the world of organizational management in which she specialized for many years. The story describes, with humor and wit, what happens when an employee in the imaginary animal farm has trouble functioning or is absent from work. The farm animals, who are amusingly anthropomorphized, are exposed to issues such as duty, cooperation, and dealing with the unexpected. Buy Link: Amazon | MY REVIEW: Chuck the Rooster Loses His Voice is a cute Children’s book written in prose. This story emulates the dependency of other animals in…

Gate of Air by Resa Nelson blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 6/29/17]
Young Adult Books / June 24, 2017

Gate of Air (Dragon Gods, #1) Resa Nelson Publication date: June 19th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Frayka must find and convince the dragon gods of the Far East to appease the gods of her Northland heritage. If she fails, her own Northlander gods will destroy all the mortals who once promised to worship them. The Far East is a mysterious place of legend to Northlanders like Frayka. Only an old map can show her how to get there. Once she arrives, all of Frayka’s sensibilities put her in danger. And every dangerous turn delays her from finding the dragon gods whose help she so desperately needs. Although Frayka looks like a Far Easterner, she is a powerful Northlander warrior who is quick to voice her thoughts. She is trained to fight and won’t hesitate to do so. But everything about Frayka puts her in deadly peril in the Far East, where the laws are strict and the punishment cruel. Especially when the one being punished is a woman. Goodreads / Amazon CHAPTER 1: How did my life become so turbulent? As the pale blue and pink light foretold the dawn of a new day, Frayka walked the narrow length…

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Blog Tour & Giveaway! [ends 6/30/17]
Young Adult Books / June 22, 2017

WHY I LOATHE STERLING LANE BY INGRID PAULSON BLOG TOUR – June 12-30, 2017       Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is. As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn’t entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her brother might be the only way to keep from breaking the most important rule—protecting Cole. Goodreads | Purchase Links: Google |Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks REVIEW BY VICKIE: This…

Cover Reveal for Rise of the Sea Witch by Stacey Rourke!
Young Adult Books / June 20, 2017

Rise of the Sea Witch Stacey Rourke Publication date: June 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege. Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people. When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point. Only when the…

IT”S HERE! SPLASH INTO SUMMER BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY! [ends 6/30/17]

Welcome to this Summer Blog Hop Giveaway! I have FOUR very different Books for ONE lucky Winner to “Splash Into Summer” reading experience!                                   The first is a Contemporary Romance YA will enjoy as well as Adults! The Following Three Books are generously Provided by the authors. Paperback Published June 13th 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN 1462120296 (ISBN13: 9781462120291) Synopsis: Jenna Clark always tried to bury her bleak beginnings in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, but a newfound secret about her father’s identity forces Jenna to dig up her past. While there, mysterious threats and dangers suddenly enter her life that bring about an unexpected man of her dreams–Michael Callahan. After a lifetime of running away from family and love will Jenna find the courage to confront her past and step forward into the future? Book Depository |Amazon | Deseret Book | Books & Things | About the Author: A hopeless romantic, Janice Mineer has played harp for weddings, even for one that took place on the edge of a cliff over a river. Because of her first husband’s long illness, Janice and her family spent extended time…

The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy Release Day Celebration!
Young Adult Books / June 14, 2017

Better a Day Late than never! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for ‘The D.B. List’ by Rebekah L. Purdy presented by Swoon Romance! Grab your copy today! Happy Book Birthday, Rebekah! The D.B. List by Rebekah L. Purdy Publisher: Swoon Romance Release Date: June 13, 2017 Seventeen-year-old Ellie Gebhardt has spent the last three years of high school in psychotherapy, trying to fix a very broken her. And her shrink (or therapist as she likes to be called) seems to think that in order to totally heal, she needs to recognize all the good and bad things that have led her to this point. As if a trip down memory lane will suddenly make her better. She’s given a “homework” assignment to create two lists. One with nothing but happy memories and thoughts on it (otherwise known as the ‘happy rainbow farting unicorns list’). And the other with everything negative that Ellie thinks contributed to “the” day she could no longer cope. So begins Ellie’s Douche Bag list (or D.B. List for short). And once she gets started, it’s hard to stop remembering all the jerks, the petty crap, the times she’d been bullied or the main focus of the…

GRAND FINALE BLITZ: Girl in the Spotlight by Virginia McCullough! [ends 6/16/17]
Young Adult Books / June 12, 2017

Welcome to this Book Tour Grand Finale for Girl in the Spotlight By Virginia McCullough! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below… Launch – Author Interview If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say? Lark McGee and Miles Jenkins shared the painful experience of giving up a child, but without fanfare or effort they’re given a path to see their daughter, and if they have the courage, to grab their second chance with each other. Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Who are Lark and Miles? When Miles and Lark met as college students both confided their big career dreams. It was such a pleasure to portray a guy who early in life chose to become a professional speaker/consultant. I’m familiar with that life, so I know how much time speakers spend in airports and hotel rooms, with phones and laptops as their only companions. Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford – Review “I so loved this story and I was pulling for Miles and Lark to not only get to meet their daughter, but…

Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Cover Reveal !
Young Adult Books / June 9, 2017

Hi, All! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Right, Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker presented by Swoon Romance! Be on the look out for this upcoming title! What do you think of the cover? Right Text, Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Publisher:  Swoon Romance Publication Date:   July 11, 2017 High school juniors Layla and Tyler are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is too high on her horse to even be worth of a second glance from him. And when the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They are NOT interested in speaking to one another, let alone date. But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code. As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue…

Cover Reveal for Submerge by Tobie Easton!
Young Adult Books / June 9, 2017

Cover Reveal for Submerge by Tobie Easton Cover Reveal:  Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2)  by Tobie Easton   Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton presented by Month9Books! Be on the look out for this upcoming YA title! What do you think of the cover? Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton Publication Date:  September 12, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books Google Play | Amazon | TBD | B& Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear. The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for…

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Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan Cover Reveal!
Young Adult Books / June 7, 2017

Hi, All! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan presented by Month9Books! Be on the look out for this upcoming YA title. What do you think of the cover? Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan Publication Date:  September 5, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts. Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy. Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a…

Who She was by Stormy Smith -Review by LAWonder10!
Young Adult Books / June 7, 2017

If you haven’t read any of Stormy Smith’s books, you are truly missing an awesome experience! They are all very well written! Watch for our upcoming Interview/Giveaway! Who She Was by Stormy Smith Paperback, 320 pages Published May 4th 2017 by Perfect Storm Publishing, LLC ISBN 0997152125 (ISBN13: 9780997152128) Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget. Unable to let Charlie go again Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget. Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor…

Meet Publicist, Scott Lorenz! Interview with Shauna!

MEET AN OUTSTANDING PUBLICIST, SCOTT LORENZ! IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW HIM! PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING HIM TO ROCKIN’ BOOK REVIEWS ! Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and marketing firm with a special knack for working with Doctors, Lawyers, Authors, Startups and Entrepreneurs to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. He’s generated media coverage for numerous genres including, fiction, health, romance, business and children. My association, these past two years, with Scott Lorenz has been very rewarding. He is the epitome of professionalism, and motivation, yet has been very understanding when disaster struck a few times. I highly recommend his services to anyone needing PR and marketing. He gets the job done! – Rockin’ Book Reviews, LAWonder10. WATCH THE LIVE INTERVIEW BETWEEN SHAUNA & SCOTT. Lorenz has marketing classes at the Learning Annex in New York City. He’s been a featured marketing expert on America Online and has been interviewed by many media…

Mad Magic by Nicole Conway Cover Reveal!
Young Adult Books / June 5, 2017

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Mad Magic by Nicole Conway presented by Month9Books! Release Date: September 2017 Be on the lookout for this upcoming YA title! What do you think of the cover? After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall. Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow…

Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Release Day Blitz !
Young Adult Books / June 5, 2017

Hi, ALL!  Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for ‘Why I Loathe Sterling Lane’ by Ingrid Paulson, presented by Entangled Teen Congratulations Ingrid! If you haven’t checked out this series yet, what are you waiting for?  Grab your copy today! Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Per her 537 rules, Harper Campbell keeps her life tidy—academically and socially. But the moment Sterling Lane transfers into her tiny boarding school, her twin brother gets swept up in Sterling’s pranks and schemes and nearly gets expelled. Harper knows it’s Sterling’s fault, and to protect her brother, she vows to take him down. As she exposes his endless school violations, he keeps striking back, framing her for his own infractions. Worst of all, he’s charmed the administration into thinking he’s harmless, and only Harper sees him for the troublemaker he absolutely is. As she breaks rule after precious rule in her battle of wits against Sterling and tension between them hits a boiling point, she’s horrified to discover that perhaps the two of them aren’t so different. And maybe she doesn’t entirely hate him after all. Teaming up with Sterling to save her…

Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris blitz &$100. Tnternational Giveaway! [ends 6/15/17]
Young Adult Books / June 4, 2017

This sounds like an interesting Fantasy book! Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris Publication date: September 1st 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult When the fate of the world rests upon you… Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking than anyone could imagine. Death is coming to Earth if the pods of infectious creatures aren’t stopped. But only one human can help… To live or die is no longer a choice. Eenoki is a protector of life but must have a sentient host to fight the invasion. A teenage girl would not be the best choice, but out of desperation Eenoki invades Allison’s mind and body, granting her unnatural abilities and strengths – and helping her escape certain death when the first wave of pods land. As destruction rains down on Earth’s population, Allison realizes to save everyone, she must make the ultimate choice: Reject her human side and bond with Eenoki to become the Earth’s Priestess – or be…

More GREAT GIVEAWAYS! BEACH READS Giveaway Hop! [ends 8/30/17]

Thank you, Stuck in Books, for this FUN Blog Hop Giveaway opportunity!               What type of book do you enjoy relaxing with in the Summertime? Let me suggest a few you might like to WIN and read! There will be two Giveaways! The First will have ALL THREE BOOKS Print copies for ONE LUCKY U.S./Can. WINNER & the second will be for INTERNATIONAL and ONE LUCKY WINNER wil receive the FIRST TWO YA/ADULT e-BOOKS! This first book, Sanctuary, donated by the author, T.M. Brown, is a suspenseful, fast moving mystery set in the deep South.              Buy Links:Barns and Noble | https://www.deedspublishing.com/brown-tm/ T. M. Brown is a Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the South before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. In the last fifteen years he has preached, taught and coached in Alabama, Georgia and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and…

IT’S MY 4TH BLOGVERSARY! JOIN IN OUR CELEBRATION!

 IT’S MY 4TH BLOGVERSARY!  THANK YOU, ALL MY “FOLLOWERS” FOR YOUR VIEWING, PARTICIPATION, AND WONDERFUL COMMENTS. I TRULY VALUE EACH OF THEM!  (My Internet was out all night for at least eight hours! Sorry this is so late!) I AM EXCITED TO HAVE ONE MORE YEAR OF EXPERIENCE BEHIND ME! I LEARN SO MUCH EACH DAY – SOMETIMES VERY PAINFULLY – AND I AM MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER, TO MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR, YET! I HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND OF LIVE INTERVIEWS, AND OTHER POSTINGS! THIS MONTH IS “JAMMED PACKED” WITH GIVEAWAYS AND EXCITING INTERVIEWS WITH SOME EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE.  PLEASE JOIN US EACH DAY AND PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAYS AND BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR MUCH VALUED COMMENTS! This year we will increase the amount of Children’s, Pre-school, and Middle grade books and authors.

Remember Me Forever by Sara Wolf Blog Tour & HUGE Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 31, 2017

Hello All!  Welcome to the Blog Tour for… Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf!                                                                                    If you haven’t checked out this series yet, what are you waiting for?  Grab your copy today! Be sure to enter the giveaway below for an Ultimate College Survival Kit! Congratulations Sara! “What a rush! Brilliantly crafted, sharply written, and completely unpredictable–the perfect ending to an all-time favorite series! Sara Wolf is a fresh voice in YA, and her characters never fail to make me laugh and think. If you’re in the mood for an edgy, witty, one-of-a-kind romance, this is definitely for you!” –Rachel Harris, NYT bestselling author Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks. The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University. But the smile lasts only until he shows…

Winds of Change Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 31, 2017

This is a poignant, inspiring tale, based on actual events! Targeted for an L.D.S. Audience but very interesting to any History lover! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting. Synopsis:  The year is 1854, and change is in the air throughout India. Within the walls of her grand home in Calcutta, Sarah McCune anxiously awaits the future. After eighteen months at war, her husband, a sergeant in the Bengal Army of the East India Company, has made an extraordinary proposal: leave all the comforts of their life in Asia for an unknown future in America. As recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sarah and her husband are drawn to the promise of Zion. So, despite their fears regarding the dangerous voyage before them, they and their four children embark on a journey of faith that will test the limits of their conviction and define generations to come. This breathtaking saga, based on the historical journals of one Latter-day Saint family, invites readers to experience the sacrifices and perils of these early pioneers as they faithfully seek a land of promise.   Jean Holbrook Mathews has been a student of history…

About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe Release Day Celebration & International Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / May 30, 2017

Hello All!  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration & Giveaway for… About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe presented by Swoon Romance! Happy Book Birthday, Patricia! Check out the excerpt below, and find your next read! About Last Summer by Patricia B. Tighe Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Publisher: Swoon Romance Pretend to be from Spain? Act like she can barely speak English? Sure, why not? It wouldn’t be the first time Gabby Vega had agreed to a challenge from her best friend, Kenzie. Besides, it’s only for a week of vacation with Kenzie’s cousins. Gabby will prove to Kenzie she can keep up the fake identity for the whole trip—that she’s not a quitter. There’s just one major surprise. Noah Jernigan is also staying with Kenzie’s cousins. Noah, the boy she fell in love with at drama camp last summer and the boy she had to dump when it was over. The boy who knows who she really is. Noah can’t believe it when Gabby appears at the Bryson’s vacation home in the New Mexico mountains. He hasn’t seen her in a year. It practically took that long just to get over her. And now she’s Gabriela from Spain?…

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / May 26, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET MY NEW FORTH-COMING BLOG UP AND RUNNING BY MAY 1st, AS PLANNED. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE CONTINUED TO FLOLLOW ME EVEN AFTER ALL OF MY DISASTERS. YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE IT. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM GOING TO HAVE TO STAY WITH WORDPRESS A FEW MORE MONTHS. I WILL BE WORKING HARD THIS WEEK TO IMPROVE MY PRESENT SITE AND COMPLETE IT. IT WILL HAVE TO DO FOR NOW. WITH MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION, LU ANN AND STAFF, TOO.

Book Tour & Giveaway (U.S. only) for ‘Waves of Murder’ by C.S. McDonald! [ends 6/3/17]
Young Adult Books / May 24, 2017

Join Fiona and the gang for a hot whodunit on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania! Book Details: Book Title:  Waves of Murder:  A Fiona Quinn Mystery Author:  C.S. McDonald ​Category:  YA Fiction, 190 pages Genre:  Cozy Mystery Publisher:  McWriter Books Release date:  April 11, 2017 Tour dates:  May 15 to 26, 2017 Content Rating:  G (The Fiona Quinn Mysteries are for everyone–adults love the books and they are appropriate for teens and tweens too!) Book Description: School’s out for the summer! Kindergarten teacher, Fiona Quinn is looking forward to spending some quality time in her yard and with her boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry. However, Fiona’s plans get squelched when her mother volunteers her to edit a manuscript for famous romance author, Wyla Parkes. What’s so bad about that? The author insists Fiona must work on the manuscript at her beach cottage on Presque Isle–three hours away from her yard and Nathan. Spending six weeks in an adorable cottage on a private beach doesn’t really seem all that bad until people start turning up dead—beginning with the author! Fiona’s summer of sun and sand is instantly transformed into a murder investigation. Can Fiona and Nathan crack the case or…

Shatter Book blog tour, Review, Interview & Giveaway! [ends 6/1/17]
Young Adult Books / May 22, 2017

Welcome to this Blog Tour/Giveaway presented by the author & ATTENTION! Shatter hit two #1 categories May 9, 2017, one in print and one in ebook. For Teen > Mystery> Law & Crime (plus a detective one and one about violence)!! CONGRATS, NIKKI!         Shatter by Nikki Trionfo Paperback Published May 9th 2017 by Sweetwater Books ISBN 146212013X (ISBN13: 9781462120130 About the book: Sixteen-year-old Salem knows her sister Carrie’s death was no accident-it was a conspiracy. But no one else at her high school believes her, and all she has so far are theories and clues. With Carrie’s killers still out there, Salem’s not sure who she can trust. If she can’t she prove she’s right before it’s too late, Salem might end up sharing Carrie’s fate. Goodreads  Buy Links: Amazon | | Books & Things | MY REVIEW: Having their mother “disappear” when Carrie was ten and her sister, Salem, was nine. Since Carrie was older, she took on the “mother role” in the family, that is, until her life was suddenly ended at seventeen-years-old. Salem reflected on several conversations with Carrie and on the change of behavior over the summer and concluded Carrie was murdered, yet nobody would…

VIOLET GRENADE BY VICTORIA SCOTT BLOG TOUR & Giveaway! [ends 5/21/17]
Young Adult Books / May 19, 2017

Join us for this Book Tour and Victoria Scott’s Guest Post! Do not forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!           Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott Publication Date:  May 2, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind. CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding. MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience. WILSON: The one who will destroy them all. When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson. Link to Goodreads | Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks…

Pirates of the Caribbean $150.+ Prize Pack Giveaway! [ends 6/2/17]

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Disney’s most popular series of films. Originally based off the popular ride at the Disney parks, they quickly became a hit. Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the series, will be hitting theaters everywhere soon, and to celebrate The Hopping Bloggers have put together an awesome prize pack for one lucky reader! This package is worth nearly $200 and includes: $25 Fandango Gift card Four Movie Blu-ray Collection Jack Sparrow Funko Jack Sparrow Dorbz Davy Jones Dorbz Pirates Cursed Aztec Coin Necklace & Treasure Box Jack’s Pirate Ship Playset Dead Men Tell No Tales Board Game Dead Men Tell No Tales CD Pirates Tote Bag Synopsis Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:…

Join Us In this Blog Tour for The Upside of Regret by T.K. Rapp! [ends 6/2/17]
Young Adult Books / May 18, 2017

This sounds like an Intriguing YA Story!           The Upside of Regret by T.K. Rapp Publication Date:  May 17, 2017 Brighton and Leah have been the best of friends since seventh grade. Where Brighton is the quiet one who is focused on school, Leah is the bold and daring one who craves the adoration of an audience. It’s always worked for them, until now. Heading into their senior year, Brighton is challenged with an opportunity that can change the course of her future. The only problem? She just might have to step out of her best friend’s shadow. But when Leah doesn’t support the choices she makes, Brighton is forced to reevaluate what true friendship is. Brighton is changing and exciting doors are opening. A new world of music, friends, and even love are falling at her feet. But it’s hard to enjoy it when Leah’s life is spiraling out of control. Now Brighton must try to not only save her friendship, but also her friend, before it’s too late. Link to Goodreads |   Purchase Links: Amazon                 AUTHOR INFO: TK Rapp is an author living in Houston, Texas…

It Had to be You by Lizzy Charles Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/26/17]
Young Adult Books / May 15, 2017

          It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1) by Lizzy Charles Publication Date:  May15, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen CrushJames Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?   Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.   Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.  Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks Book Review: I really loved this book.  It was great for capturing my attention and holding throughout…

Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 5/25/17]
Young Adult Books / May 15, 2017

Is there anybody who does not like Robin Hood? Join us for this Book Tour and Giveaway for….         Lady of Sherwood (Outlaws of Sherwood #1)  by Molly Bilinski  Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 24th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Synopsis: Robin of Lockesly was neither the son her father wanted, nor the daughter her mother expected. When she refuses an arranged marriage to a harsh and cruel knight, the deadly events that follow change her destiny forever. After a night of tragedy, Robin and the few remaining survivors flee to Nottingham. With a newfound anonymity, they start to live different lives. There, she and her band make mischief, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. But charity isn’t the only thing she wants–she wants revenge. As the sheriff draws his net closer, Robin’s choices begin to haunt her. She’ll have to choose between what’s lawful and what her conscience believes is right–all while staying one step ahead of the hangman. Lady of Sherwood is a unique young adult retelling of the beloved Robin Hood legend. Filled with action and romance, this new series follows a teenage heroine through her fantastic, yet dangerous adventures. Goodreads |…

The Rise of the Dawnstar Tour & Giveaway! (ends 5/21/17)
Young Adult Books / May 13, 2017

The Rise of the Dawnstar, book two of The Avalonia Chronicles. I apologize to ALL! I awoke with what was thought to be an eye infection, but turned out to be bad case of allergies in my eyes. I was doped and spaced posting this on time! Sincere apologies!   Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes. The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world. With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen. Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun… Available on: Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo | Smashwords | Add…

Digging in the Stars by Katherine Blakeney Book Blast & Giveaway! [ends 5/18/17]
Young Adult Books / May 11, 2017

Welcome to this Book Blast for:  Digging in the Stars  by Katherine Blakeney with Giveaway! Are you looking for your next read? Well, let us help make things easier for you! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! …presented by Blaze Publishing! Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour! Digging in the Stars by Katherine Blakeney Publication Date:  March 28, 2017 Publisher:  Blaze Publishing A lost ancient civilization and the tomb of a legendary king lie buried beneath centuries of ash on the volcanic planet Thror, but that’s not the only reason sixteen-year-old Carter has tricked her Archaeology of Outer Space class into coming here. Her best friend Conrad has just disappeared on a trip to Thror, leaving behind little more than a broken vintage camera. The strange and disturbing photographs she manages to extract make her suspect Conrad’s disappearance is somehow connected to the hidden tomb of the last king of Thror. Unfortunately, the ludicrously over-friendly ‘Furry Giants’ who have taken over the planet’s barren surface would rather offer her cheap souvenirs than answers, and the local officials insist they have no…

Sense and Second Chances Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/12/17]
Young Adult Books / May 10, 2017

Welcome to this Review Book Tour & Giveaway! Print Length: 272 pages Publisher: Covenant Communications (May 1, 2017) Publication Date: May 1, 2017 Emily Carter is on the fast track to success when the unthinkable happens: a tragic accident claims the lives of her parents. Now Emily must set aside her dreams and raise her two younger siblings, Annie and Bryce. Emily and Annie are sisters, but that doesn’t mean they are anything alike. Whereas Emily reacts to the tragedy with her characteristic stoic calm, passionate Annie spirals into depression. Just when things seem like they can’t get any more difficult, Emily’s older half-brother and his fiancé arrive, not to help but to claim the family home he’s inherited from their parents. Without a place to call their own, Emily must take action—and fast. When an exciting employment opportunity arises in Utah, the displaced Carters decide to build a new life in a new home. But it soon becomes clear that their future prospects will go far beyond professional as each sister is faced with an unexpected romance. Yet love is never simple, and in matters of the heart, one sister must proceed with caution while the other needs to…

The Unseen by Jacob Devlin blitz & International Giveaway! [ends 5/15/17]
Young Adult Books / May 9, 2017

Welcome to The Unseen by Jacob Devlin blitz & Giveaway! The Unseen (Order of the Bell #2) by Jacob Devlin Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: May 9th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult Crescenzo and his friends may have survived their confounding journey to the enchanted realms of Florindale, but now they find themselves fighting for their sanity and lives while stuck on the other side of the very mirror they set out to destroy. With their families trapped by a former ally with a crippling fear of the queen, Enzo, Rosana, and Zack must play a deadly game in Wonderland, where shadows are on the move, kings are at war, and one of them wants Rosana dead. As darkness hovers over the world, the friends must lean on each other and stop the King of Hearts from following through on Avoria’s orders: Break them. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo Sequel to: — EXCERPT: Zack wrinkled his brows. “Who are you? Why have I come to see you? I don’t even know you.” “You wouldn’t know of Madame Esme. But she certainly knows of you. Lady Fortune keeps painting your name in the cosmos….

Empty Threat by Danny Bell Blog Tour & International Giveaway! [ends 5/11/17?)
Young Adult Books / May 6, 2017

This sounds like an uplifting, amazing YA series! Be sure to enter the International $50. Gift Card Giveaway at the end of this posting! Empty Threat (The Black Pages, #1) Danny Bell Publication date: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Book one of The Black Pages Elana Black has the power to make herself fictional. But when she decides to start saving all the people in books and TV shows who die just for the sake of advancing the plot, she quickly learns that she’s not the only one with her powers. All Elana wants to do is save people. But these others don’t want the stories to change, and they’ll do everything they can to stop her. If you had the power to change fate… to create a happy ending where there wasn’t one before… would you do it if it meant risking your own? Goodreads / Amazon EXCERPT: My fears, by comparison, had always been irrational. The fear that someone will think my nose is weird. The fear that I’d hid in the bathroom too long or too many times and everyone at the party will notice. The fear that even my closest friends would one day leave…

COVER REVEAL! Diving Under by Ginna Moran!
Young Adult Books / May 5, 2017

I love all things aquatic! This looks and sounds like a thrilling new YA book! Diving Under (Spark of Life, #1) by Ginna Moran Publication date: June 27th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Eight years after her older sister was swept out to sea, eighteen-year-old Ava Adair still swears off the ocean. It takes a promise of the best vacation of her life aboard the Ocean Jewel with her friends to get her even within reach of the waves. When she steps aboard the luxury yacht to sail the California coastline, the last thing she expects is to gain the attention of gorgeous Carter Stevens, the yacht’s deckhand, who becomes the perfect distraction against her fear of the open water. On the yacht, a freak accident involving Carter reveals a secret he’s been hiding from Ava. She discovers that he’s a merman and by saving her, he changed her life. One misstep could reveal the new secret they share and ruin the life on land she’s desperate to maintain. Torn between a future on land with her family and a new life at sea, Ava must decide—is her former life worth fighting for, or can she accept that she…

Feel Me Fall by James Morris blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/11/17)
Young Adult Books / May 4, 2017

Join in on our Blitz for this new YA Thriller!   Feel Me Fall  by James Morris Publication date: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Thriller, Young Adult Secrets and survival in the Amazon Emily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive. But can she carry the burden of the past? Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive. Goodreads / Amazon— EXCERPT: Feel Me Fall I was dead to the world and when I came to I was drowning. Water gushed into my mouth and I was tumbling, flailing, not knowing what end was up or down. I heard the sounds of screaming and the roaring of water and then nothingness. Coming up for air, I held something, something rectangular. The seat cushion I…

The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark Blog Tour Spotlight & International Giveaway! (ends 5/12/17)

THE TICK TOCK MAN BY R.M. CLARK BLOG TOUR –           The Tick Tock Man by R.M. Clark Publication Date:  May 2, 2017 Publisher:  Month9Books/Tantrum Books When the clocks in town stop, thirteen-year-old CJ discovers an unusual “clock world” where most of the citizens are clock parts, tasked with keeping the big clocks running. But soon the seemingly peaceful world is divided between warring factions with CJ instructed to find the only person who can help: the elusive Tick Tock Man. With the aid of Fuzee, a partly-human girl, he battles gear-headed extremists and razor-sharp pendulums in order to restore order before this world of chimes, springs, and clock people dissolves into a massive time warp, taking CJ’s quiet New England town with it. Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks AUTHOR INFO: M. Clark is a computer scientist for the Dept. of Navy by day and children’s book writer by night. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Link to Tour Schedule Here: Giveaway Details: One (1) winner will receive this kid’s…

Giveaway Hop! Life is a Beach! (ends 5/17/17)

Welcome to another great Giveaway Hop! I am offering two Super books for ONE Lucky U.S./Canada Winner!       I want to thank our Hosts… http://thekidsdidit.com/ & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com The first book provided by its author, is a wonderful non-fiction book which examines the “plight of women in society”  Between the Pages: Where trials become TRIUMPH! Authored by Thais Sherell J, Consultant editor R.M. Trenkler-Thomson, As told by Joyce Ann McDonald ISBN-13: 978-0981477473 ISBN-10: 098147747X BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Women Between the Pages examines the plight of women in society, past and present, and suggests a path for a better tomorrow. To offer a new vantage point, the manuscript accounts the life of HIV/AIDS advocate and artist, Joyce Ann McDonald, as she transcends from a life of low self-esteem and drug & sexual abuse to artist, chaplain, and renowned speaker and artist. Joyce is the oldest sister of best-selling author Janet McDonald, an American writer of young adult novels as well as the author of Project Girl, a memoir about her early life in the Brooklyn projects and struggle to achieve an Ivy League education. Janet’s Spellbound was named as the American Library Association’s Best Book…

July Lightning by Shannon A. Thompson blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/11/17)
Young Adult Books / May 2, 2017

July Lightning (Bad Bloods #4) by Shannon A. Thompson Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: May 1st 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult From best-selling author Shannon A. Thompson comes an exciting new duology in the Bad Bloods universe. Sixteen-year-old Caleb has been called many things: a patient, a musician, even a prostitute…now he has a new name—son. After his identity is uncovered, Caleb bands together with the family he once rejected in order to save the city of Vendona. But it won’t be easy. Enemies wait around every corner—and so do harsh realities. With Violet and Kuthun by his side though, nothing seems impossible. As Vendona sits on the verge of an economic collapse and a massive hurricane threatens the city, Violet and Caleb must show its citizens how to overcome decades of hostility and division to save themselves. Standing or not, a sea will rage, a wall may fall, and all will depend on immortal pain and sacrifice. Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iBooks / Kobo— EXCERPT: Everyone in the Pits called the fifteen-year-old Skeleton, for obvious reasons. Supposedly, the bad blood had been born a normal, healthy baby boy, but, over time, his skin…

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THIS MONTH IS MY PRE-FOURTH BLOGVERSARY CELEBRATION MONTH! MY THIRD BLOG YEAR HAS BEEN A VERY TRYING YEAR AND I AM DOING ALL I CAN TO MAKE THE FOURTH YEAR MUCH BETTER! I AM PLANNING SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL FOR MY FIFTH BLOGVERSARY IN 2018, SO PLEASE VISIT OFTEN! I THANK ALL OF MY WONDERFUL FOLLOWERS FOR SUPPORTING ME THROUGH VARIOUS TRIALS. I AM STILL TRYING TO RECOVER FROM THE DISASTERS AND TRAGEDYS OF 2016. I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED IN ANYWAY BECAUSE OF IT. I CAN ONLY COMMIT TO DO BETTER AND REGAIN ANY LOST “FAITH” IN ME AND MY BLOG SITE. I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS! I HAVE BEEN VERY LAPSE IN REPLYING TO THEM. ONCE I GET MY NEW BLOG COMPLETED, I PROMISE TO DO BETTER…UNTIL THEN, I MUST SPEND EVERY MOMENT I CAN IN TRANSFERRING DATA FROM MY ARCHIVES TO MY NEW SITE. I IMPLORE YOU TO CONTINUE TO BE PATIENT IN YOUR SUPPORT ! THANKS TO ANGIE AND ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO IS HELPING ME CREATE A NEW – AND VERY PROFESSIONAL – BLOG SITE, I HAVE AT LEAST GOT THIS TEMPORARY ONE FUNCTIONAL AND PRESENTABLE!!! THIS YEAR…

MIDDLE SOUTH Spotlight Tour, Guest Post & Interntional Giveaway! (ends 5/13/17)
Young Adult Books / April 28, 2017

Join us on a Spotlight for this hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself ​and what she is looking for in life and in love. Then, read the Guest Post and the Giveaway! Book Details: Book Title:  Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi ​Category:  Adult Fiction,  215 pages Genre:  Women’s Fiction Publisher:  Lanier Press Release date:  March 8, 2017 Tour dates:  April 17 to May 5, 2017 Content Rating:   PG-13 Book Description: Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love. Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ BookLogix Add on Goodreads  GUEST POST My Writing Journey    I used to write stories as a child….

Debutante by Marie Silk blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 5/4/17)
Young Adult Books / April 26, 2017

Davenport House Prequel: Debutante Marie Silk Publication date: April 21st 2017 Genres: Historical, Young Adult The family saga begins in Debutante, a prequel to the best-selling Davenport House series. A life of luxury for the Davenports means drudgery for the servants on the grand country estate. This is their story in 1909 America, six years prior to the events of book one. While her father is away on business, sixteen-year-old Mary Davenport feels confined and alone, despite her privileged life at the family’s mansion. As the day of Mary’s debutante ball draws near, the servants are conflicted by instructions from Mary’s mother to starve her until she fits into a gown that was made too small. Mary is also under pressure to act the part of society while being forbidden from seeing her only friend, the servant boy who works in the stable. In a shantytown hours away, a young girl called Abigail is hired to sew a gown for a dressmaker’s wealthy patron. Abigail gives up her education in order to provide for her impoverished family. Neither she nor Mary is aware of how connected their futures are destined to become. Goodreads / Amazon Special release price of 99¢!…

The Harmful Rush Review blog tour & International Giveaway! (ends 5/2/17)
Young Adult Books / April 25, 2017

Harmful Rush (Remedy #3)  by Debra Doxer Publication date: April 24th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Harmful Rush is a standalone, full-length novel set in the Remedy world. You do not have to read the first two books to read this book. Skylark Samuels has a secret. She’s not a normal teenager, although she plays one in real life. Pretending to be something you’re not isn’t easy, especially in high school where gossip is gold. For years, Sky manages to hide her uniqueness, until one fateful day when she exposes her gift, her curse, and all her fears come to pass. Now instead of going to college near home like she planned, she has to leave town and go someplace where the rumors can’t follow. The plan when she gets there: keep to herself and stay under the radar. But blending into the background is impossible when local heartthrob Dylan Parks notices her. Even though Sky keeps her distance and doesn’t act like one of Dylan’s adoring fans, he goes out of his way to talk to her. Her. The girl who wants to be invisible. Sky isn’t immune to Dylan’s charm, but getting close to him is a…

Release Week Blitz:  Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood!
Young Adult Books / April 25, 2017

Hello readers!  Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for: Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood presented by Entangled Teen!   Congratulations Kelley York and Rowan Altwood!!   Other Breakable Things by Kelley York and Rowan Altwood Publication Date: April 4 ,2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again. And now it is. Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn. And she’s not giving up so easily. A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting…

BLOOD ROAD Blog Tour, Spotlight & Giveaway! (U.S. only [ends 5/8/17])
Young Adult Books / April 24, 2017

    Title: BLOOD ROAD Author: Amanda McCrina Pub. Date: April 25, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books Format: Paperback, eBook Pages: 329 Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.   Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire. Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe. Now, Torien is no longer sure where his own loyalty lies, or how far he will go to break the cycle of tyranny, political bullying, and social injustice in an empire that seals its borders in blood. Find it:Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD About Amanda:  Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She…

Blog Tour & Giveaway for CHANCE for HOME! (ends 4/31/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 24, 2017

Popular author, Traci Hunter Abramson, “hits a home run” with another  baseball player drama, – a sure “hit” for fans! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!  This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications Synopsis: Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she’s found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he’s a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she’s after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she’s trying to escape, she’s out of luck. Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he’s dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancée, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan’s teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben’s sister will pose as Ryan’s new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between…

Forgotten by Kristin Smith blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 22, 2017

This dystopian Young Adult series sounds very good! Don’t Forget to Enter the Giveaway at the End of This Posting! Forgotten (The Deception Game #2) by Kristin Smith Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 25th 2017 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series. Seventeen-year-old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it’s different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one’s memories, and she’s determined to get answers. The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government’s Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more. When Sienna gets too close to uncovering dark Agency secrets, she’s framed for the murder of a prominent government official, sending her on the run. Sienna’s heart may be torn about who she loves, but none of that really matters anymore―because the only…

SUCCESS WITH STRESS Blog Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 5/12/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 20, 2017

This is a quick read, valuable reference book to keep “on hand”! U.S.A. & Canada residents, be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! Book Description: Believe it or not, stress isn’t all bad; in fact, it’s an important part of the natural world. Stress helps us survive as a species – because of that we want the ability to be stressed. That said, being able to manage stress with greater success is the difference between surviving and THRIVING. Success with Stress explores five simple ideas to spark your personal power to change the level, duration, and frequency of the stress in your life. With workplace stress being linked to quality of life, health, and workplace morale, this is a must-read for any team looking to improve morale and individuals looking to improve their quality of life. Buy the Book:  Amazon  | Add to Goodreads MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10) In today’s society, stress is a major fact in each of our lives. Stress is not all bad! This “handy” little book, helps one to decide if he/she is in control of his/her stress level or is the stress controlling in control of him/her. Furthermore, it helps one to know how to…

Serenade by Heather McKenzie blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/27/17)
Young Adult Books / April 19, 2017

This sounds like an eerie, yet, awesome series for YA! Don’t Forget To Enter The International Giveaway At The End Of This Posting! Serenade (The Nightmusic Trilogy #1) by Heather McKenzie Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 17th 2017 Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure. Kaya Lowen dreams of living like a normal eighteen-year old, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company has put her life in constant danger. Fiercely guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver – a bodyguard who has proven his devotion to her time and again. He wins her heart – until a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning everything she believes in. Haunted by true love and reeling from a guilty conscience, Kaya’s world unravels when she’s kidnapped. Held captive in a rugged wilderness fraught with raging storms, mystical caves and deadly predators, Kaya’s father scours…

Immortal Fire Blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Young Adult Books / April 15, 2017

Immortal Fire (Red Winter Trilogy #3) Annette Marie Publication date: April 11th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality. ​ Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon—too soon—she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever. As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world—even if it means losing each other. Goodreads / Amazon Each book in the Red Winter Trilogy includes ten stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson. This is an exclusive preview of one illustration featured in Immortal Fire. EXCERPT: Violent shivers…

More Giveaways! Hoppy Easter Giveaway Hop!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY BOOKHOUNDS.NET!                     I am excited to introduce you to three great authors and books, plus give one LUCKY U.S./Canada resident + one LUCKY International WINNER the opportunity to WIN ALL THREE BOOKS! There is a book for the child, the woman and the adults in your house! This First Book Will Be A Delight For Toddlers and Early Elementary Age, donated by the author. Synopsis: When Chuck the Rooster lost his voice, life on the farm began to go wrong. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the animals try to find a replacement from amongst themselves, to fill the sick rooster’s place. So they organize a singing contest. Will someone be found to take Chuck’s place? How will the rooster react to the idea? And will there be another “Farm Idol”? “When Chuck the Rooster Lost His Voice” is Dr. Sigal Haber’s children book. Its Theme was inspired by the world of organizational management in which she specialized for many years. The story describes, with humor and wit, what happens when an employee in the imaginary animal farm has trouble functioning…

RED-TAILED HAWK Blog Tour, Revew, Guest Post & Giveaway! (ends 5/6/17)
Young Adult Books / April 14, 2017

Although this is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone! Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! (Sorry, U.S.A. & Can. residents only) Book Description for Red-tailed Hawk (Book #2): When Mariah Easter encounters a large hawk in her urban midtown neighborhood, her father Charlie is concerned. He can see a wild and mystical path opening before his daughter, a path he himself would never be able to resist. The hawk soon reappears: engraved with its twin on a golden thimble that has been an Easter family heirloom for generations. After the thimble is stolen at a funeral reception, Mariah and her mother Samantha set off on a road trip to find it, a journey that will bring healing to the grieving family and change Mariah’s life forever. Red-tailed Hawk is a coming of age story, the tale of a young woman’s quest to discover the source of her own longing and to understand the mystical legacy of her family. Buy the Book: Amazon  ~  Add to Goodreads My REVIEW: This was a very entertaining tale of a somewhat eccentric family. The father is an adventurer, yet, loyal enough…

July Thunder by Shannon A. Thompson blitz & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Young Adult Books / April 12, 2017

The YA Group seems to really like this series! July Thunder Shannon A. Thompson Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: April 10th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult From best-selling author Shannon A. Thompson comes an exciting new duology in the Bad Bloods universe. Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name–citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier. Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts. That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery–and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core. Together or not, a storm will…

DON’T KISS THE MESSENGER BY KATIE RAY BLOG TOUR, & Guest Post & Giveaway!
Young Adult Books / April 11, 2017

WELCOME TO ‘DON’T KISS THE MESSENGER’ BY KATIE RAY BLOG TOUR! Don’t Kiss the Messenger (Edge Lake High School, #1) by Katie Ray Publication Date:  April 10, 2017 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush For most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry Potter had one on his forehead and people still liked him. CeCe never cared about her looks—until Emmett Brady, transfer student and football darling, becomes her literature critique partner. The only problem? Emmett is blindsided by Bryn DeNeuville, CeCe’s gorgeous and suddenly shy volleyball teammate. Bryn asks CeCe to help her compose messages that’ll charm Emmett. CeCe isn’t sure there’s anything in his head worth charming but agrees anyway—she’s a sucker for a good romance. Unfortunately, the more messages she sends and the more they run into each other, the more she realizes there’s plenty in his head, from food to literature. Too bad Emmett seems to be falling for the wrong girl…   Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book involves one fiercely scarred girl who wants the new guy in town, the new guy who…

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart Blog Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/12/17)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 10, 2017

…Presenting Another wonderful Historical Fiction by talented author, Jennifer Moore! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!       Print Length: 224 pages Publisher: Covenant Communications Published April 2017  Australia, 1814 As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman—much to the chagrin of her male counterparts. Hardened to the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted. Daniel Burton is a lucky man. Sentenced to death for his role in a horse race scandal, Daniel was granted reprieve thanks to the influence of his wealthy relatives. Now, rather than death, Daniel faces exile in Australia—an opportunity to put past mistakes behind him. But when he purchases land…

Standing Ground blog tour & International Giveaway! (ends 4/20/17)
Young Adult Books / April 7, 2017

Join us for this Tour/Giveaway for Book Two of this New, YA series! Standing Ground (Under Ground, #2) Alice Rachel Publication date: October 27th 2016 Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult When the authorities strike to regain control over the riots in Eboracum City and use drastic measures as retaliation against the civilians, the citizens are forced to fight back to survive. A virus has spread through the Underground, taking down the refugees one by one, soon contaminating the rebels. If Thia wants to save the ones she loves, she will have to retrieve the cure, quickly. But certain decisions are costly, and not all actions are free of consequences. Goodreads / Amazon Excerpt: When the virus hit us, it showed up on our horizon out of nowhere, unfurling through the Underground like a tsunami rising from the abyss. It started with a timid girl named Lydia, whose silence and quiet attitude did nothing to hide the trauma she had endured in Camp 19. When Lydia fainted in the middle of the cafeteria, no one worried at first. Everyone assumed she hadn’t eaten enough. Food was scarce, after all. She was probably hungry. But when she came to, she began coughing….

STORY TELLERS: An Evening with Colorful Characters DVD Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / April 7, 2017

Did you know the esteemed L.D.S. men, Porter Rockwell & young J. Golden Kimball, shared an evening with Mark Twain?  DVD: Story Tellers: An Evening with Colorful Characters DVD Length: 67 minutes ACTORS: Jasen Wade (Porter Rockwell) | Joshua Michael French (Mark Twain) Cameron Asay (J. Golden Kimball) WRITER/DIRECTOR: John Lyde Film synopsis: One cold night in the Utah Territory, three opinionated men, seemingly by chance, find themselves sharing a campfire as they tell tales, swap insults, and expound on their personal beliefs and philosophies. However, one of the men is not there by mere coincidence. Join Porter Rockwell, Mark Twain, and J. Golden Kimball for an entertaining and intriguing evening with three of the most colorful characters of the Old West. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6659580/ DVD Trailer: MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10) Fans of the L.D.S. historically famous Porter Rockwell & J. Golden Kimball, will delight in this little known account of their meeting with Mark Twain! It was very interesting, yet, presented in low-key, relaxed production. It borders a Documental genre. This is not reviewed and rated as a movie. The actors did a fabulous job portraying their characters. The setting was perfect. The only complaint I have is in the beginning of the film presentation, the…

The Book Tour & Giveaway for THE MATCHMAKING GAME by Donna Hatch ends 4/22/17!
Young Adult Books / April 6, 2017

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Matchmaking Game (Timeless Romance Single) Donna Hatch Adult Historical Romance ebook, 126 pages April 18th 2017 by Mirror Press From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line. THE MATCHMAKING GAME: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Donna Hatch. Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart. Goodreads│Amazon Review by Vickie: I loved reading this book.  I have read several Donna Hatch’s books and loved everyone of them. I love romance novels written in about the 1800’s in England.  They are my favorite genre. The characters were very believable and fun to get to know.  I could easily…

“Rain Rain Go Away!” Giveawy Hop! (ends 4/19/17)

What better Time than SPRING for a Giveaway HOP(?)!!   This Hop is presented by The Kids Did It http://thekidsdidit.com & The Mommy Island http://themommyisland.blogspot.com I have TWO UNIQUE, yet ENTERTAINING, Books to offer ONE LUCKY WINNER!! Book 0ne: Blurb About the Book: What makes Womb most unique is the unusual narrator. Set in the city and suburbs of Baltimore, Womb is narrated from the point of view of a child still in utero. He describes his own reality inside the womb, his connection to the collective consciousness, and also narrates (through his own perspective) the drama of his mother’s life as she deals with her pregnancy, friends, family and work. ​​Womb has been compared to Room by Emma Donoghue in style, as well as The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Womb Relese Day was March 21, 2017. Advance Praise for Womb: a novel in stories “An utterly unique look at the world from the most unlikely vantage point. In Womb, Goodman has created a humorous, thoughtful, unexpected narrator who is wise beyond his years.”                          – Jennifer Miller, author of The Heart You Carry Home “Wild, wacky and engagingly original, Womb will take you on a journey whose destination is nothing short of Life—with a capital L.” – Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of The House On Primrose Pond “There is real suspense in this brave book and more than one surprise. So, suspend your disbelief and let the lad talk.”                           – Ron Tanner, author of Missile Paradise “In Womb: a novel in utero, Eric D. Goodman explores the paradox between what we know innately about…