August 21, 2017

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh

Scion of the Sun
Author: Nicola Marsh
Genre: YA Paranormal 
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core when a vision of the mother she never knew has her questioning everything she believes. 

Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. When she accidentally transports to a parallel existence and discovers she has a whole other life waiting for her, confronting a dark and ancient evil seems the least of her problems. 

With the help of Joss, a sexy alpha warrior sworn to protect her, and her new BFF, the equally swoon-worthy Quinn, Holly faces her fears and an unlikely adversary in a showdown that is worse than anything she could’ve possibly imagined…

 
I always thought cults were for crazies. 

Until I joined one. 

Let me clear up any misconceptions. I’m not crazy. A freak, but not crazy. Which is why I’m here. Freaks R Us. A boarding school for the intellectually gifted tucked away in the back streets of Wolfebane, New Hampshire.  

Intellectually gifted? Yeah, right. 

We have a pristine lake surrounded by majestic mountains. We have lush green fields that turn into fabulous groomed ski trails in the winter. We have upscale restaurants and thriving businesses and fancy homes—city pizzazz with small town coziness. We even have our very own homegrown C.U.L.T. 

The Clique of Unique Luminary Telepathies

When the average person searches this place on the Internet, the home page reads Co-Ed for Unified Learning and Teaching, a New Age school for the hippest of the hip. It appears to be a rambling English manor, sandstone and massive latticed windows and French doors, surrounded by a cottage garden gone wild. 

All very civilized for a place of learning, but what I’d learn would scare the crap out of me. 

“Going in sometime this century?” 

I glared at Colt, sitting smug in his beat-up Chevy, eager to get rid of me. I’d been thrust on his family, Nan’s only neighbors, when she got carted off to the hospital. I hated staying with his uptight family as much as they hated having me. 

“Nah, think I’ll hang with you a bit longer. It’s so much fun.” 

He pointed at the door. “Get out.” 

I didn’t budge. Colt didn’t scare me. C.U.L.T. did. 

“I had no choice staying with your folks. What’s your excuse?” 

His expression turned stubborn. 

“How old are you anyway? Nineteen? Twenty, tops?” 

“Twenty-one,” he gritted out. “Too old to be babysitting dorks like you.” 

“Dork? That’s mature for a guy tied so tight to mommy’s apron strings he’s still living at home.” 

His hands clenched on the steering wheel and I jiggled the door handle. The door opened on the third try. 

“If you were this smart-assed with your Nan I’m not surprised she had a stroke.” 

Low blow. That’s what it felt like, like he’d kicked me in the guts. His words inspired the same nauseating feeling I’d had when I’d told her what I’d seen. When she’d uttered five mysterious words—she took the wrong one—and keeled over. 

“And she’s in a long-term coma?” He drove the boot in harder. “She’d probably do anything to stay away from you.” 

I grabbed my backpack, slung my messenger bag over my shoulder, and slammed the door. I couldn’t get away from him fast enough. It wasn’t what he’d said as much as the possible truth behind it. 

He leaned across the bench seat and leered out the window. “Enjoy the lock-up. It’s a perfect place for psychos. You’ll fit right in.” 

“Screw you.” 

Colt gave me the finger, gunned the engine, and squealed away from the curb, leaving me standing in front of my prison. 

Wolfebane High had sucked, but boarding school? Fine for my favorite fictional characters who thrived on girl power. Me? I wasn’t the kickass heroine so much.
USA TODAY bestselling & multi-award winning author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and spooky, supernatural fiction for young adults. 

She has published 64 books with Harlequin, Amazon and indie, and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. She currently writes women’s fiction for Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing. SAVING SARA released August 1st 2016 and became a #1 romance bestseller in the UK & Australia! RESCUING ROSE, the sequel, released October 4th, 2016. She also writes steamy romance for the upcoming Harlequin Dare series, with SWEET THING releasing March 1st, 2018. 

Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD released to rave reviews, including a nomination for RWA’s RBY, Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie-pubbed contemporary romance CRAZY LOVE released September 2012, a Barnes & Noble bestseller, and was nominated for a 2012 ARRA award. 

Her young adult fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Best YA novel in the USA. 

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, is a multiple finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards. 

A physiotherapist for 13 years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two young heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, barracking loudly for her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
WEBSITE http://www.nicolamarsh.com
FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/NicolaMarshAuthor
Twitter: @NicolaMarsh
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Cover Reveal: The Night Realm by Annette Marie


 

The Night Realm (Spell Weaver #1)
Author: Annette Marie

Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy 
Publication Date: October 20, 2017
Publisher: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Description:

Clio would love nothing more than to go home. But as the illegitimate daughter of the nymph king, she’s stuck in the human world, exiled until she can earn a place in the royal family. Then her half-bother offers her a chance to prove herself. All she has to do is acquire some magic … by stealing it from the most dangerous spell weavers in the Underworld.

Lyre prefers to go unnoticed, which is a tricky objective for an incubus. He can’t hide his looks or his coveted spell weaving skills, but he’s learned to mask his true intentions. As an unwilling pawn of the tyrannical Hades family, he stays alive by keeping one step ahead of his masters.

Now he’s been assigned to watch over a visitor from the Overworld—one who’s definitely hiding something. And with her unholy talent for triggering chaos and catastrophe, his job just keeps getting more perilous. Clearly, she’ll never survive this world.
 
The thing is, he’s no longer sure he can survive it either.

Annette Marie is the author of the Amazon best-selling Steel & Stone series, which includes Goodreads Choice Award nominee Yield the Night, and fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast- paced urban fantasy and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her comparatively sensible husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.







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August 19, 2017

Omega Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

 


Infinity (The Infinity Division, #1) 
Author: Jus Accardo 
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Published on November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen  

Description:

Jump dimensions. Find the bad guy. Don’t fall in love. 

Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away? That’s taking it a step too far. 

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird. 

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love. 

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…   

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28220742-infinity
Entangled: http://entangledpublishing.com/infinity/ 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Jus-Accardo-ebook/dp/B01E3PS7OS?tag=entangpublis-20 
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/infinity-jus-accardo/1123132853 
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/infinity/id1105088032?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/infinity-38 



Omega (The Infinity Division #2)
Author: Jus Accardo
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Description: 

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson. 
 
Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission—and their lives—in danger. 
 
But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret… 
 
“Maybe you used to be better at it?” I prodded. “I mean, you probably don’t get a lot of time to date while skipping all over creation, right? Maybe you’re just out of practice?” 

“I’m not out of practice.” He seethed. 

“It’s okay! It’s nothing to be ashamed of—” 

For the second time since we’d met, he assaulted me. One second I was having the time of my life pushing his buttons—ridiculously easy to do—the next I was against the wall, Noah’s body covering mine. His lips moved furiously, scorchingly hot and with a level of passion I’d never felt before. His tongue slipped between my lips and despite having told other guys that I hated that, I melted, reveling in the millions of electrical tingles the action sent shooting through my body. 

His hands gripped my head on either side. No roaming, no exploration. Somehow it made the whole thing hotter. Like he couldn’t bear to release me in fear that I’d move. That I’d get away and he’d have to stop. 

And stop? No. That was a dirty word. A softly whispered sin in the darkest corners of the earth. Stopping this would be a crime of the highest caliber. 

Except he did. Stop, that was. He pulled away just far enough to look me in the eye, not yet letting go of my head. With an extremely satisfied tilt of his lip, he said, “Decent my ass.”

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food. Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.
 
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August 18, 2017

Love in the Friend Zone Blog Tour: Spotlight

 


LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE
Author: Molly E. Lee 
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Description:

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 have her in his life as a friend than not at all.  

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts…if only they’d succumb to it. 

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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores. 

Website:http://www.mollyelee.com 
Twitter: @MollyELee  



August 14th  
Wonder Struck – Review  
PBC – Spotlight Post 
Becky on Books – Author Interview  
folded corners & smudged screens – Review  
YaReads – Top Ten Post 
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post  

August 15th  
Book Magic – Under a spell with every page – Review  
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post  
Cindy’s Love of Books – Review  
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Spotlight Post  
Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Spotlight Post 
Sleeps on Tables – Spotlight Post  

August 16th  
Childishly Passionate – Review  
Bookblogarama – Author Interview  
Book Flame – Author Interview  
Queen of All She Reads – Spotlight Post  
The Book Beacon – Spotlight Post  
Dana’s YA Book Pile – Spotlight Post 

August 17th  
Ramblings From this Chick – Guest Post 
Read-love-Blog – Review  
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post  
Mythical Books – Spotlight Post  
Musings of Madjy – Review 
Roxy’s Book Reviews – Spotlight Post  

August 18th 
Tangents and Tissues – Review  
A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight Post 
Never Too Many To Read – Review  
Literary Chanteuse – Spotlight Post  
OMGReads – Spotlight Post  
Crossroad Reviews – Spotlight Post 




The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to Day #5 of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole (8/8/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Frank and 10 chances to win a copy of Adventure Machine, as well as theme park tickets in the Grand Prize Giveaway!

An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park! CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World’s Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. There’s Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There’s Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika’s wealthy grandfather isn’t too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he’ll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own. Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now!




My Writing Process

I’m such a finnicky writer! I need perfect settings to allow the mind to work. Complete silence, but it’s weird. I hate distractions, but I don’t like an empty house. So, my wife and kids can be at home, but they have to be in the farthest room not bothering me. I need a dark office, the only light is my computer monitor, with a fan blowing (preferably a ceiling fan), and a stack of inspiring books staring at me from a shelf. Woolly socks on my feet. If my feet are cold, I can’t focus, but the rest of my body prefers frigid temperatures. Just not the feet. And there can be absolutely no other pending appointments or engagements looming later in the day. My whole schedule needs to be free from commitments. If I can have a liter of Coke Zero within grabbing distance and a package of Cherry Twizzler Pull-N-Peels, I’m a happy writer. Oh, and my wife needs to be close by for me to be able to read her a few paragraphs out loud from time to time to make sure I’m on the right path.
FRANK L. COLE lives with his wife and three children out west. When not writing books, Frank enjoys going to the movies and traveling. The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine is Frank’s ninth published book and his second with Delacorte Press. His first was The Afterlife Academy. You can learn more about his writing at frankcolwrites.com or find @franklcole on Twitter. 
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Blog Tour Schedule:
August 14th — BookhoundsYA  
August 15th — Good Choice Reading
August 16thWord Spelunking  
August 17th — Life Naturally
August 18th — A Dream Within a Dream  
August 21st— Reading Teen
August 22nd — Crossroad Reviews  
August 23rdNovel Novice 
August 24th — YA and Kids Books Central
August 25th — Once Upon a Twilight
  

August 17, 2017

The United Continuums Blog Tour: Spotlight

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The United Continuums (Continuum Trilogy #3) 

Author: Jennifer BrodyGenre: YA Sci-Fi
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Turner Publishing

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Synopsis:

In the epic conclusion to the award-winning Continuum Trilogy, Aero leads a group of insurgents from the Second Continuum to overthrow his rival Supreme General Vinick and unite his space colony's military forces, while Seeker takes on a secret mission back to her home colony to reinforce Earth's defenses and defend the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra's nightmares have become a reality as the Dark Thing hurtles toward Earth with designs on eradicating the planet's fledgling populace. The only thing standing in the way are the three Carriers and those who would join them to fight against a second coming of the Doom.
 
 
Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. Return of the Continuums and The United Continuums (July 11, 2017) complete this epic trilogy.

She is a graduate of Harvard University, a creative writing instructor at the Writing Pad, a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation, a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She founded and runs BookPod, a social media group for authors. She lives and writes in LA. After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on "The Lord of the Rings" films and "The Golden Compass."

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Taming the Rebel by Dawn Klehr


 

Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer)
Author: Dawn Klehr
Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Crush

Description:

Rebel Hart should be at home taking care of her father after his breakup with his boyfriend, not tromping through the woods at summer camp. He’s had his heart broken beyond repair, and the way she sees it, there’s only one person to blame—the boyfriend’s son. So when that infuriatingly gorgeous quarterback turns up at the same camp, she plans to make him pay.

Justice Brody isn’t happy about trading training camp for actual summer camp. But if he wants to stay on the football team, he has to show that he can be drama-free. He welcomes the anonymity that comes with summer camp…until he realizes the one girl who knows him better than anyone is there, too. Rebel is off-limits, impossibly beautiful…and trouble with a capital T. Still, he can’t stay away. And even as Rebel exacts her revenge, in several very embarrassing and painful ways, neither can she.


 


Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.




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