Tag: Book Spotlight

Feature Friday: League of American Trait..

Feature Friday: League of American Traitors

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   August 8th, 2017 by Sky Pony Press   Summary per Goodreads…   National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.     Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .   When seventeen-year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets […]

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Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow is the debut by Danya Kukafka. It’s labeled an adult thriller. However, I think it is suitable as a mature young adult read, as well, since two of the main characters are young adults. When I was contacted by Simon and Schuster and asked if I wanted a galley, I debated. I love books. Well, reading them, specifically. And I enjoy finding new authors. But I had so much of my own writing and editing to work on, that I really didn’t feel I had the time to devote to reviewing. Then, I read the synopsis. The […]

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Feature Friday Song of the Current

Feature Friday Song of the Current

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Expected publication: July 1st, 2017 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books   Summary per Goodreads…   Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s […]

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Feature Friday: The Fashion Committee

Feature Friday: The Fashion Committee

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   May 23rd, 2017 by Viking Books for Young Readers   Summary per Goodreads…   -The Fashion Committee is another winner by one of my all time favorite authors.—Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the The Princess Diaries and Mediator series Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both […]

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Play

Play

Play by Piper Lawson was sweet, sexy, and a little bit geeky. I’ve read a few books lately with game developers as the main character. I like that type of story line. I find it interesting. Maybe because it’s so foreign to me.   Max is obsessed with his business and the games he develops, almost to a fault. His head is stuck so far into code, he sometimes misses what is happening in life around him. Until Payton. She unhinges him—in the best possible way.   “…You’re my escape, Payton. You’re the good place I get to go when […]

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Feature Friday: Planet Middle School

Feature Friday: Planet Middle School

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama   Expected publication: April 4th, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company It happens to every parent. One day, you have a sweet son or daughter who loves to snuggle on the couch and who puts a smile on your face just by walking into the room. The next day, it’s as if someone left the door open and let […]

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Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday: After You Left

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   After You Left Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Lake Union Publishing   Goodread’s Synopsis:   You want to know what the worst thing is? It’s not the embarrassment, or the looks on people’s faces when I tell them what happened. It isn’t the pain of him not being there—loneliness is manageable. The worst thing is not knowing why.   When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a […]

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Cheater

Cheater

There aren’t many authors I have on pre-order. In fact, I can count them on one hand. But Rachel Van Dyken is one of them. And Cheater, her newest release and the first book in the Curious Liaison’s series, is a perfect example of why.   Okay, I should start by saying I hated Lucas Thorn. I mean, we know from the title of the book what kind of guy he is, right? Then we flip it over (which, admittedly, I didn’t do until after I’d purchased the book because I’m fearless that way) and our worst fears are not […]

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Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday: The Breaking Light

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The Breaking Light   Expected publication: April 1st, 2017 by Skyscape Goodread’s Synopsis:     In a stratified society where contact with the sun is a luxury reserved for the elite, those kept prisoner in the darkness will do anything to find the light. Arden—beautiful, street-smart, and cynical—is one of the citizens of the lowest Level, known as Undercity, of an off-world colony. A blackout band traps Arden in her district, but as sister […]

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Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday: Blood Rose Rebellion

Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Blood Rose Rebellion   Expected publication: March 28th, 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads:     The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.   Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by […]

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Feature Friday: Forbidden Dance

Feature Friday: Forbidden Dance

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   Forbidden Dance   Expected publication: March 28th, 2017 by Casey Shay Press   Synopsis:   She was hidden from the world. Then he arrived. An emotional new novel from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy   For four years, I’ve lived in almost total seclusion. Homeschooled, forbidden from social media, seeing no one other than the dancers at Dreamcatcher Academy, where I teach ballet to little girls in wheelchairs.   Then Blitz […]

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The Bachelor Auction

The Bachelor Auction

You just can’t go wrong with Rachel Van Dyken. I’ve read a few of her books. Unfortunately, not all of my reviews survived the migration from Blogger to WordPress, but that’s a different blog post. The point is, I’ve enjoyed all her books. And the Bachelor Auction was no exception.   First lines: He’s senile. Last night he asked if I believed in unicorns.   The Bachelor Auction is a modern day take on the Cinderella fairy tale. And while Van Dyken takes some liberties here and there, changing things a little to make the story work, it was very […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

    Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The End of Refuge by Beth Martin   Expected publication: March 7th, 2017 by Beth Martin Books ISBN 1539091104 ASIN: B01MYXBHIY       Goodread’s Synopsis:   The only thing worse than living your entire life in a bomb shelter is dying there.   Isolated from the rest of the world, the inhabitants of the shelter called Refuge have been trapped underground for over 20 years.   At 19, Juliet has always called Refuge […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

  Feature Friday is a weekly post in which I highlight an upcoming release that I’m particularly looking forward to.   This week, my selection is…   The Takedown   By Corrie Wang Expect Publication: April 11, 2017 From: Freeform ISBN: 9781484757420 ASIN: B01MT87HJE     Goodreads Synopsis:   Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. For the record, she doesn’t need you to. On track to be valedictorian, she’s president of her community club, a debate team champ, plus the yummy Mackenzie Rodriguez has firmly attached himself to her hip. She and her three high-powered best friends don’t just own […]

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New Release

New Release

  I’m so happy to share the news of a good friend’s (and author) new release! Check out the deets…   Parallel Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller Published by Evernight Teen on February 10th, 2017   Synopsis from Goodreads…   How does a cruise change your life? By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle. Carly Carmichael has one goal in life–to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she’s never needed one–until now. When Carly’s parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once […]

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Feature Friday

Feature Friday

    Feature Friday is a post that highlights an upcoming release that I’m especially looking forward to.   This week, my pick is:   The Bone Witch   By: Rin Chupeco Expected publication date: March 7, 2017, by Sourcebooks Fire ISBN: 9781492635826 ASIN: B01HN3X3NM       Goodread’s Synopsis:   When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, […]

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Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal!

We all have those authors that we just love. You know the ones… you see a new release with their name on it and you grab it up without bothering to read the synopsis because you know it will be awesome. Well, for me, Deanna Roy is one of those authors. So I’m thrilled to share in her cover reveal for her new series… Lovers Dance   Forbidden Dance Deanna Roy (Lovers Dance, #1) Publication date: March 28th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance     Shy tender Livia has always been sheltered from the vulgar world of technology, television, […]

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A Bond of Venom and Magic

A Bond of Venom and Magic

  I have a special treat today. I’m chatting with author Karen Tomlinson! Her young adult fantasy, A Bond of Venom and Magic, released October 14th. I’m reading it now and it’s awesome; keep an eye on my blog for my review. So we all could get to know her a little better, I asked Karen to share 12 random facts about herself. Here’s what she had to say… I fell face first onto a rock when I was about 7 yrs old. I was on holiday in Cornwall. I broke my front teeth and have a scar on my chin […]

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New Release

New Release

  I’m thrilled to participate in the blitz for  the first book in Rachel Van Dyken’s: The Bachelors of Arizona. I love her books and writing style and can’t wait to get my hands on The Bachelor Auction! And check out that cover! It’s simple, but the colors just pop.   Title: The Bachelor Auction Author: Rachel Van Dyken Series: The Bachelors of Arizona #1 On Sale: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Forever Formats: eBook Price: $4.99 USD (eBook) Find the Book on Goodreads Find The Series on Goodread    Cinderella never had to deal with this crap. Jane isn’t entirely […]

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August Book Sale and Giveaway…

August Book Sale and Giveaway…

In celebration of my birthday (No, I’m not telling you how old I am!), I’m holding a sale and a giveaway during the month of August…   Are you a paranormal fan? Or are you a contemporary romance fan but in the mood for something different? If so, you can read the entire Milayna Series for under $4! A paranormal romance centering around the timeless struggle between good and evil. Fan of the series say, “It’s not just another YA love story” and “It’s not your t ypical angel/demon paranormal.”      Purchase Here: Amazon ♥ B&N ♥ BAM ♥ Smashwords […]

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Young Adult Scavenger Hunt!

Young Adult              Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the  Young Adult Scavenger Hunt! You are currently hunting the  How To Hunt: The “hunt” is a puzzle. Follow the links to each site on a team. Find the secret number on each site (Hint: my secret number is highlighted in red). Total the secret numbers, and submit the answer using the Entry Form. There are 9 teams, each team offers a separate grand prize: a book(s) from each author on that team. You can enter one team’s hunt or all of them! Don’t worry, if you get stuck go HERE to get back on track! Now, on to the hunt!  […]

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Happy Release Day Deanna Roy!

Happy Release Day Deanna Roy!

  I am a huge fan of Deanna Roy’s Forever Series. I think I’ve read all but one. (I wish my reviews were here, but some were lost in the Blog move.) I’ve enjoyed the stories, and I loved meeting the characters. They are so rich and deep, they’re almost tangible. And that’s why I’m so excited today! The next book in the Forever Series released today and I can’t wait to read it. There’s only one bad thing… a really bad thing… it’s the last book in the series. That kind of bums me out a little. But it’s […]

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She’s Back…

She’s Back…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I’m so excited! Today is the release of Milayna’s Angel, the second book in the Milayna Series! This installment will bring new characters, but the friends from book one will be included too. And there will be a huge betrayal that nearly breaks Milayna…   Now that the battle with Hell’s angel, Azazel, has ended, you’d think eighteen-year-old Milayna’s life would take a turn for the better. After all, what could be worse than having the angel of Hell trying to steal your soul? Plenty. Abaddon, the demon of destruction, is angry that Azazel failed […]

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CURRENT IMPRESSIONS by Kelly Risser Bene..

CURRENT IMPRESSIONS by Kelly Risser Benefits Sarah G Komen

NEW RELEASE-  CURRENT IMPRESSIONS by Kelly Risser   Book #2 in The Never Forgotten Series     Summary: After an emotionally draining year, Meara Quinn is not the same carefree and innocent girl. Her mom is gone. Graduation is over. Taking a leap of faith and temporarily separating from her one love—Evan—Meara joins her father’s world on a journey to learn more about who she is.  Too bad life is not all starfish and seashells. Meara gains magical abilities, but she’s forced to undergo intense training so she knows what to do with them. Her father chooses her aunt and […]

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More Than Music

More Than Music

I enjoyed “More than Music” by Elizabeth Briggs a lot. I thought it was well written. I liked the author’s writing style and voice, and the story line was a nice change of pace from the typical new adult books where the female main character is running from a secret, or the male character has a secret, or both.   I really liked the game show idea. It made the story very relatable since most people have heard of the various singing reality show/competitions, even if they don’t watch them. It was an interesting backdrop to the romance and gave […]

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