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Monday, 27 March 2017

Spotlight Post : Summoner Rising by Melanie McFarlane

 
Welcome to the Summoner Rising by Melanie McFarlane Blog Tour hosted by Month9Books. Today's stop is all about Spotlighting the Story as well as a really cool giveaway at the end.  Keep reading to find out more details. 
 
Summoner Rising by Melanie McFairlane
 
 
Title: SUMMONER RISING
 
Author: Melanie McFarlane
 
Pub. Date: March 28, 2017
 
Publisher: Month9Books
 
Format: Paperback, eBook
 
Pages: 300
 
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks 
 
 
Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning: 
 
Law One: A summoner is responsible for an ll 
creatures it lets through from the netherworld. 
 
Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life. 
 
As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

About The Author: Melanie McFarlane

 
 
 
 
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.
 
 
She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.
 
 
 
 
The Tour
 
Tour Schedule:
Week 1:
3/27/2017- Never Too Many To ReadGuest Post
3/27/2017- Realm of the Sapphired dragon- Spotlight 
 
3/28/2017- Book Review BeccaReview
3/28/2017- Bibliobibuli YAInterview
 
3/29/2017- StephanieCassidyBlogReview
3/29/2017- LILbooKloversInterview
 
3/30/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview
3/30/2017- trishajennreadsExcerpt
Week 2:
3/31/2017- Wishful EndingsReview
3/31/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
 
4/3/2017- Omg Books and More BooksReview
4/3/2017- Month9BooksExcerpt
 
4/4/2017- Under the Book CoverReview
4/4/2017- So Few BooksInterview
 
4/5/2017- BooksbooksmurderReview
 
 
4/6/2017- Natural briReview
 
 
4/7/2017- YA and WineReview
 
 
The Giveaway
 
1 winner will receive a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blog Tour Post + Giveaway: Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas (Creative Hearts #6) by Emily Mckay




Welcome today's stop on the Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas ( Creative Hearts #6 Willa & Finn #2)) by Emily McKay  hosted by Chapter by Chapter   Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

Review:


I have adored this series and I am so sad that this appears to be the last book. I have enjoyed each and every book in this series and this one was no exception. We first met Willa and Finn in book 2 of the Creative Hearts series, How Willa Got Her groove Back however we have seen glimpses of them in subsequent books of the series and this book starts just a few short weeks before the wedding between Willa's Dad Matt and Finn's mum Mia.

Willa's mindset at the beginning of this book is very different to that of the first book and already we can see the growth in her character since we last saw her. I really connected with her in this book so it was great to see the growth continue. Of all the boys in this series, Finn has always seemed the most real to me ( and the most swoonworthy :-P ) so I kept wanting the two of them to get together already. However Ms McKay kept the tension between them perfect all the way through and this kept me turning the pages, eager to see where these two would end up.

This series itself is interesting in that it has been a collaboration between four different writers with each writer focusing on the 2-3 of the core characters of the series, kids attending the Next Gen Arts Academy in Austin. Though each book focused mainly of two of the core group the series and stories of the whole was continued fro book 1 through to book 6 and in this book we get a conclusion of both the story of Will and Finn as well as the over series ARC. I really liked Where Willa and Finn's story finished up where as some of the other couple felt a little unfinished with things I wanted to see. In fact I really enjoyed the entire journey of this book.

This book was a quick, easy and most importantly fun read with lots and lots of feels. It is most definitely a one sitting read with characters you will love and be thinking about long after you have finished the book.

I wish there could be more of this series and I give this story 3 3/4 stars
Sapphired Dragon XX


Weddings, Crushes and Other Dramas (Creative Hearts #6) by Emily Mckay

   
Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas (Creative HeArts #6, Willa & Finn #2) by Emily McKay
Publication Date: February 13, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush
   

 



Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program.
Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real.
Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33863871-weddings-crushes-and-other-dramas

 


OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother.
When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk.
Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy.
Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool.




ABOUT  Emily McKay




Emily McKay is a life-long fan of books, pop-culture and anything geeky. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and baking cookies. When she’s not kicking-ass and scooping cookie dough, she’s watching videos from Screen Junkies (her favorite Youtube channel) or Pemberly Digital or Classic Alice. Okay, she has a Youtube problem! She’s seeking help. Really. Though, she may also have a slight problem with procrastination.

When the internet is down and there are no chocolate chips in the house, she does write books – everything from Harlequin romance novels to post-apocalyptic YA. Though her interests may appear broad, the common denominators are swoony heroes and snarky humor.

Author Links:   
 

Giveaway :  Contest ends February 17, 2017



One (1) winner will receive :
 
  • One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Blog Tour Post & Giveaway: Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake

 
 
 
 
Welcome today's stop on the Guardian of Secrets ( Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake  hosted by Chapter by Chapter   Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.

Review:

Guardian of Secrets is the second book of the Library Jumpers series and I really enjoyed the continuation of this  tale.  A nice mix of action and romance, I felt like this book managed to advance the overall series while still whilst still being an enjoyable story in itself.

 

What I love most about this series is that the premise is so very different from other stories I have read.  I love the idea of being able to jump through gateway books from library to library and I like the magic/sentinel system as well.  I felt like this second book started to delve a little deeper into the world and I liked the extra world building that came with it.  We started to hear more about some of the other havens as Gia and Nick search for the Chiavi.

 

I liked Gia. I found her relatable but suitably badass all the same and I liked seeing her journey through the pages.  I also like Nick and the fact that we got to see the conflict he was going through in adjusting to the new information regarding his real and adoptive parents and with the onset of magical powers.  The conflict felt real and was dealt with quite well I though.  I also liked that all through the book, the reader wasn't sure who to trust and this added to the mystery and suspense of the book.

 

The story itself moved quite quickly, the action marrying nicely with the revelations and various plot points revealed as the story progressed.  I liked the mystery of the Chiavi and found the Somniums also very interesting.

 

Overall I enjoyed this latest instalment, finding myself thinking about the characters and what might happen next even after I had finished the last page and am genuinely looking forward to the next instalment.

 

An enjoyable read and I give this book 3 ½ stars

Sapphired Dragon XX
 
 
 
 
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake
 
 
   
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2)
by Brenda Drake
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.   Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia. Maybe. If she survives.
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939285-guardian-of-secrets
 
 
   
 
 
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.
 
 
 
 
ABOUT  Brenda Drake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2). She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Author Links:   
 
 
   
 
Giveaway :  Contest ends February 17, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
One (1) winner will receive :
 
   
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card with Guardian of Secrets swag pack  *International winners will only get $50 GC*
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Roseblood by A.G. Howard


I am so excited that ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard releases today and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author A.G. Howard, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a mask courtesy of A.G. and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



About The Book:

Title: ROSEBLOOD
Author: A.G. Howard
Pub. Date: January 10, 2016
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 432
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.












About A.G. Howard

A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.



When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.






Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed ROSEBLOOD poster and a Mask. US Only.




Ends on January
17th at Midnight EST!






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Monday, 9 January 2017

Teaser Tuesday #126 : Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet #1) by Elizabeth Knox #teasertuesday





Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet #1) by Elizabeth Knox and my four lines are from page 102


Tziga didn't want to sleep. He didn't want what was before him, the strict prison of his dream, nine nights of torture for himself and for the handpicked prisoners who would share his dream-unrepentant murderers, and the men who persistently threatened public order, then when locked up, started prison strikes or riots. Tziga wanted the horror of the dream out of him now. He wanted to break himself open and have it leave him at once, and forever.

 Dreamhunter (The Dreamhunter Duet #1) by Elizabeth Knox






Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: It is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a select few, the dreamhunters. These are individuals with the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters’ unique visions.
Now, fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of dreamhunters, are old enough to find out if they qualify to enter the Place. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura’s dreamy childhood is ending, and a nightmare is beginning.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939399-lost-girls


Book Blast: Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey with Giveaway

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Hello readers!
Are you looking for your next read?
Well, let us help make things easier for you!

Welcome to the Book Blast for
Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey
presented by Blaze Publishing!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour!

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The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.
The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.
When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.
The question is who?
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Shadow Fall (Shadow Fall #1)
by Audrey Grey
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Publisher: Blaze Publishing

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
" a one of a kind gift to today's literature." - Ashley Marie Nestler

"An edge-of-your-seat, thrilling action-adventure reminiscent of "An Ember in the Ashes" and "Red Queen"" - Esther Dalseno

"reminded me of why I love YA Dystopian books" - Cassie James
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Audrey Grey lives in the charming state of Oklahoma, with her husband, two little people, and four mischievous dogs. You can usually find her hiding out in her office from said little people and dogs, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for her characters to live in.

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When Sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton discovers she’s pregnant, she also learns the truth of her adoption. Overwhelmed, Andie must choose what’s best for the baby, but after hearing the heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able let go.
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