Tuesday, May 31, 2016

COVER REVEAL WITH GIVEAWAY: Shattered Pack (Alpha Girl, #6) by Aileen Erin

Shattered Pack
Aileen Erin
(Alpha Girl, #6)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: November 29th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Meredith Molloney never thought she’d find a mate, let alone someone like Donovan Murry—one of the most powerful Alphas alive. Now that she’s no longer cursed and the evil Luciana Alvarez has been taken care of, she thinks life will finally settle down. Boy, has she never been so wrong. 
In the middle of the night, Donovan gets a call telling him that his pack has gone to pieces. The news that his second in command has been found brutally murdered has Donovan packing his bags for Ireland, but the last thing Meredith wants to do is leave Texas. She’s heard about how the Celtic Pack are with outsiders. And Donovan has more than a few exes in the pack that will be less than friendly. 
Meredith’s never let a few angry wolves stop her, and she’s not about to start now. She’s faced down much worse the past few months. But when she gets there, she finds that it’s not just a few exes who stand in the way between her and her Full Moon Ceremony with Donovan. 
Meredith is thrust in to a deadly game of pack politics, one the fey have happily joined in on. When the dust settles, she knows she’ll either have everything that she wants or lose it all.

Author Bio:
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd--from Star Wars (prequels don't count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass. 


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Friday, May 27, 2016

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa

Welcome to my tour stop for 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa! This is a young adult steampunk novel and the tour runs May 16-27 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. 27 Days to Midnight released May 3rd by Giant Squid Books. The cover art is by artist Elizabeth Early.

Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

Everyone in Dahlia's world knows when they're going to die. 

Except her.

Her father has never shown her the pocket watch counting down the days she has left to live. When he sacrifices himself to save her from her scheduled death, Dahlia abandons her comfortable home and sets off after his murderer to uncover the secrets her father died to protect…and the time research that could bring him back to life.

Then she meets Farren Reed. She should hate him. He’s an enemy soldier, a cowardly deserter, and the most insufferable man Dahlia’s ever met. Still, she needs all the help she can get, and Farren is the only chance she has to find the man who murdered her father. But Farren has only twenty-seven days left on his watch.

In that time, Dahlia must recover her father’s time research, foil a psychotic general’s plot, and learn to survive in a world that will never be the same. But the research holds secrets more dangerous than she had ever imagined. She will have to choose what is most important: revenge, Farren's life, or her own. And time is running out.
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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 5 months


This book was a gripping and fascinating read. I didn't stop reading once! It was fast-paced and had me on the edge the whole time. 

The author really accomplished in the area of making you feel drawn in. I could relate to the characters and feel a connection with each and every one. 

My favorite character is actually the bad guy. General Macall was great because he really shows that if we love someone enough, we would do anything for them. However, on the flip side, he shows that the grief of losing your love can cause madness. I could really feel his emotions, such as the animosity towards Ansel Walker. 

I really love how the author incorporated a bad guy who thought he was doing the right thing. The General had a happy past and this book really shows how one moment of your life can change you forever. 

I like the concept about the watches because if I knew how much time I had left, I wonder how I would spend my life. I can also appreciate the unknown aspect of the watches such as; protecting it to make sure it never gets broken, damaged or stolen. You have a set time to die, but you never know what will happen to your watch. 

I recommend this compelling story of friendship, betrayal and adventure to anyone who loves a fantastic read. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 and up. 


Top 10 Facts about the Book

  1. 27 Days to Midnight is set in a world where pocket watches show how long people have to live. It was inspired by an old clock tower in Detroit that a friend and I explored one hot summer day.

  2. The airships in the book are based on real ships! I once worked as a civilian engineer in the U.S. Navy, which involved a lot of scrambling around on cargo ships and tankers. I used small details from them—the color of the lights, the sound of the engines—to make my airships feel real.

  3. I started writing 27 Days to Midnight for National Novel Writing Month in 2013. NaNoWriMo is a contest where thousands of people attempt to write their own 50,000 word novel in one month. I finished my 50,000 words on time, but it took me another nine months to write the last 35,000!

  4. The name of Dahlia’s country, Delmar, was taken from the Delmarva Peninsula where my family and I like to vacation. It’s the piece of land that separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. I later discovered that there’s a town named Delmar on the border of Delaware and Maryland. I want to go there one day!

  5. I’d always known how the story would start and end, but I didn’t outline the middle. I figured it out as I went along, allowing the characters to show me the way (as any writer knows, they have a life of their own!). I spent every day planning the scenes I would write that night after work.

  6. I wrote this book in so many places. In coffee shops, on an airplane, on my couch, on the floor. On a rooftop thirteen stories above the ground, at sunset, while staring out at the ocean. Sometimes bits of those places worked themselves into the story.

  7. Tiberius’ cooking style is based on my dad’s. Like Tiberius, my dad somehow knows instinctively how much of each ingredient to add. I’m more like Dahlia: watching in confusion and getting flour all over myself.

  8. I never intended to publish 27 Days to Midnight. I started off believing I would never let it see the light of day, then I decided I would let my brother read it, then possibly a few close friends. But I loved it too much to not share it with the world!

  9. Many of the cities in the story are based on real places I’ve been. Dahlia’s hometown, Sainsbury, resembles Paris. Lawson’s Ridge is Positano, Italy. The food carts and cobblestone streets in Port Argun were inspired by Cusco, Peru. Janmasthala is a combination of Southeast Asia and India (which I haven’t traveled to yet, but intend to!).

  10. In 27 Days to Midnight, every person has a pocket watch that shows how long they have to live. The characters all use their watches differently: some can’t stop checking the time, others refuse to ever look at it. I loved using this as a way to show their different personalities.
About the Author:

Kristine Kruppa is a mechanical engineer, writer, and world traveler. Her days are spent designing cool new car parts, but her evenings are filled with writing and cats. She has traveled solo to seventeen countries on five continents. Her other hobbies include hunting for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring used book stores, and accidentally climbing mountains. To keep up with her adventures, follow Kristine on Twitter @kskruppa.  


One (1) winner receives a hardback copy of the book (US only) 
Three (3) winners receive a digital copy (INT)
One (1) winner recieves a $10 amazon gift card (INT)
Ends 6/1

Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

PROMO POST: iClassics

Something better than the classics? Indeed, the iClassics!
When was the last time you read a classic? Every so often these books are deselected from libraries because their titles are not in demand anymore. iClassics, a Barcelona-based publisher, is unwilling to accept it and they presented iClassics – Reimagining Poe, Wilde, Lovecraft & more, a unique way to read and enjoy literature for everybody and everywhere, in format of AppBooks.
They aim to create an impact by presenting a new - and very awesome - way to READ & ENJOY classical literature in a new format, the iClassics. Today was released the project on Kickstarter, and everyone can take part on it until the 6th of July. From 1€ to 2,500€ they offer a bunch of very cool rewards, including a collaborative artbook with illustrators from all over the globe!
Moreover they think that the project has potential to create a social impact among students in the classroom, and they are giving the opportunity to more than 100,000 students to have all the collections for free. Actually, they will give as many as euros raised with the project.
Accessibility from any Android devices - currently only for iOS-, new stories, more languages, a common place to share the love for the classics and more… All these is what we will be able to enjoy if the iClassics project finishes the campaign successfully.
Let's support this great project that reimagines classical literature. Here is the link to the campaign on Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/iClassicsCollection_Kickstarter

Thursday, May 26, 2016

WE HIT 100,000 PAGE VIEWS!!!!

Wow, we can't believe it!

WE HAVE HIT 100,000 PAGE VIEWS. Those in the blogger world know that this is a HUGE milestone and we are so blessed to have hit it!

We would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported us, requested book reviews, entered giveaways, read our reviews and those who continue to support us! We couldn't do it without you!

As our way of saying thank you, we would like to have a giveaway of our favorite books! They are as follows:

Angelina's Pick:

Class Pets: A Branches Book (Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe #2) by Susan Nees


Missy's second adventure is just as fun-filled as the first one!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Missy has BIG plans for the class pet . . .well, for three of them! She plans to have a fashion show, create a circus, and even put the pets in their very own parade. But a mean new girl in class, Tiffany, says she's taking the pets home with her instead. Missy enlists the help of her trusty friend, Oscar, to come up with a stellar plan. Just like with everything else, Missy takes the class pets home the only way she knows how--the super duper royal deluxe way! This is the second book in this humorous, full-color early chapter book series.


Michaela's Pick:

Undertow by K.R. Conway


Eila Walker's new home has defied the brutal Atlantic for over 160 years. Abandoned since her 4th great grandmother, Elizabeth, vanished, the town legend declares that she drowned . . . or was struck by lightning. 

Unbeknownst to the town and Eila however, is that someone does know what really happened to Elizabeth, and he has returned, determined to protect the last surviving Walker from a history of violence. A soulless killer himself, Raef will attempt to keep Eila safe from his own kind who murdered her grandmother so long ago. 

But what starts out as a quest for redemption evolves into something more, and soon Raef is forced to reveal the truth to Eila. As hidden secrets about their warring families come to light, Eila begins to realize she may be their best shot at survival . . . even if it means following in her grandmother's fearless footsteps to save her dangerous bodyguard. 


Angel's pick:

NEED by Joelle Charbonneau


“No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.”
Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.


Arianna's pick:

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George


When an orphan girl named Creel befriends a dragon, she unknowingly inherits a pair of slippers that could be used to save her kingdom, or destroy it. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Cornelia Funke's Dragon Rider, the light tone and charming characterizations bring this heartwarming fantasy to life. Older middle grade readers and young teens alike will appreciate the adventure, fun, and dragon-drenched action!


Thank you all so much for all the support, encouragement, trust, understanding, patience and love that y'all have provided all of us. Thank you for continuing on our journey! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

BOOK BLITZ, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Sleeping Tom (Sleeping Tom #1) by E.V. Fairfall

Sleeping Tom
E.V. Fairfall
(Sleeping Tom #1)
Publication date: February 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Hitchhiking is a bad idea but Caden is desperate. 
When she accepts a ride from the first car to come by she meets Gabriel. He’s her age, hot, and the closest thing she has to a savior. Problem is, he is a total jerk. With nowhere to go, Caden convinces Gabriel to let her stay with him for one night. He reluctantly lends a couch. 
That night Caden wakes up to strange noises. Concerned, she rushes into Gabriel’s room, already anticipating his bad temper. Instead, he’s kind, sweet, and suspiciously harmless—nothing like the man who gave her a ride. He seems like a different person altogether, and claims he is. By night he is Tom, and by day he is Gabriel. Caden finds herself drawn to the mysteries hidden in his eyes. 
For Gabriel, Caden is an annoying mistake. One night turns into many, and despite all his anger towards her, she stays. She even seems to accept him and his flaws, but he still doesn’t trust her—is she staying for him, or has she already discovered more than he’s willing to share?
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“Don’t go.”

He was creeping her out. She wanted to run and hide from him, but instead she held her ground and, as casually as she could, leaned into the doorframe. “It’s like three in the morning,” she reminded him, attempting a frown to hide her anxiety.

“Do you want to play a game?”

“What?” Caden asked, his voice once again making her unsure. A game? It sounded like something Sean would say. Caden shifted her weight, eyeing him warily. I can handle this. She let out a deep breath; if nothing else she could use this as an opportunity. Cleaning at three in the morning obviously hadn’t scored her enough Good Samaritan points.

“Sure… We can play a game.” She wondered if her hesitation would make him angry, like she had when they had been in the car that afternoon.

She looked around for a weapon, anything she could use to protect herself. As her eyes scanned the room each surface was bare, aside from the bulky old alarm clock on the nightstand.

“First, you have to turn off the lights.”

Caden’s hand shook. This didn’t feel right. “Okay,” She mumbled, attempting to seem unfazed, and she turned off the lights with a flick of her wrist. It took a few seconds for her eyes to readjust, and when they did she saw the boy leap back onto the bed, light and agile. She took an uneasy step back. Her chest constricted and her breath caught in her throat. Caden couldn’t deny being unsure of the situation, of this boy who somehow had to be the man she’d met earlier that day.

His head moved from side to side, watching her as intently as she watched him. “What do you want to play?” he asked.

Even then, with him in better visibility, Caden couldn’t tell if the boy was really Gabriel. It was the same voice she had heard earlier, but without the rough edge of his irritation it sounded much younger and innocent, like that of a child. “I don’t know…”

“Oh, come on, think of something,” he said.

When he didn’t move to grab her, she relaxed a little, her breath evening out once again. Caden could feel her confidence slowly building. Maybe he really just wants to play a game

“Aren’t you tired?”

The boy’s shoulders and head dropped. “So you don’t want to play,” he confirmed dejectedly. She watched as he turned around on the empty bed, to face the other wall.

Caden’s little sister Reese always used guilt to get what she wanted. She hadn’t known a guy her own age could make her feel just as guilty, if not worse. “No, no, I want to play. I do.” As long as you stay on that side of the room. Caden moved farther into the room but stayed a good six feet away.

“What game? What game?” He bounced on the bed in his sitting position.

“Do you have any cards?” She clutched the blanket tighter around her, but tried to keep her voice light and casual.

“Cards?” The boy, who no longer seemed like Gabriel at all, stuck out his tongue. “Dumb. Something else.”
Author Bio: 
The hunger is encompassing, so she feeds the beast books. But the hunger never settles… so she writes. E.V. Fairfall has an itch that drives her to the world of story telling. With several published short stories, and soon several books (fingers crossed), she explores the topics of humanity and hardship. 
During the daylight hours, a book is always within reach. She spends her nights reading with her husband, surrounded by towers of tomes and three furry children curled in close. If she isn’t reading, she is browsing bookstores or hiking, but always awaiting her next adventure.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

COVER REVEAL WITH GIVEAWAY: Gilt: By Invitation Only by Geneva Lee

Gilt: By Invitation Only

Geneva Lee

(Gilt Series, #1)

Publication date: May 31st 2016

Genres: YA Contemporary
In a world with too much money and not enough rules, anything goes. Welcome to Belle Mère, the most exclusive zip code outside the Las Vegas Strip. It’s every sinner’s fantasy and every good parent’s worst nightmare. 
Emma Southerly doesn’t belong at Belle Mère Prep despite her new stepfather’s money. Not after she shunned her invite to the popular table, and especially not after what happened last summer. So when her best friend begs her to crash an invite-only, end of the year party, she should say no with a capitol H-E-L-L. 
It’s just a party. What could go wrong?
Getting kicked out to start. Running into the man who destroyed your family. 
Until she meets Jamie, who’s also hiding from the in-crowd. After spending the night with the cute stranger, Emma barely makes it home before news hits Belle Mère’s brunch tables. A body’s been found on the West estate, and Jamie is the number one suspect. But he couldn’t have done it…right? 
Emma isn’t sure she can trust him or the rest of Belle Mère. After all, no one is safe when everyone is a liar.

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Author Bio:
Geneva Lee is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Royals Saga. When she isn't writing, you'll find her traveling, buying unnecessary shoes, or drinking champagne. Her debut novel Crewel, written as Gennifer Albin, was a YALSA Teens Top 10 read and a BEA buzz pick. She lives in Kansas City with her family.