Thursday, 28 May 2015

Blog Tour: The Occasional Diamond Thief by J.A. McLachlan {Short Story Excerpt + Giveaway} @JaneAnMcLachlan


YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: The Occasional Diamond Thief by J.A. McLachlanThis tour will run from May 18th to May 29th. Check out the full blog tour schedule below.
Release Date: 05/15/15
Publisher: EDGE Publishing



Summary from Goodreads

What if you learned your father was a thief? Would you follow in his footsteps, learn his "trade"? If you were the only one who knew, would you keep his secret?

When 16-yr-old Kia is training to be a universal translator, she is co-opted into traveling as a translator to Malem. This is the last place in the universe that Kia wants to be—it’s the planet where her father caught the terrible illness that killed him—but it’s also where he got the magnificent diamond that only she knows about. Kia is convinced he stole it, as it is illegal for any off-worlder to possess a Malemese diamond.

Using her skill in languages – and another skill she picked up, the skill of picking locks - Kia unravels the secret of the mysterious gem and learns what she must do to set things right: return the diamond to its original owner.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Blog Tour: Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist! by Kay Marie {Teasers + ARC Review + Excerpt + Giveaway} @daviskaitlyn


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Publication Date: May 18th 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Summary from Goodreads

From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie, comes a new adult romantic comedy about a girl who'll soon discover that some secrets can't be kept forever, especially those of the heart.

My name is Skylar Quinn. I just moved to New York with my best friend Bridget, and I have a confession. Well, more than one. Okay, quite a few really. Fine, here goes!

Confession #1: I'm a sex columnist. Hold on, that's not really the confession. You see, I'm sort of a virgin...sex columnist.

Confession #2: I'm kind of in love with Bridget's older brother, Oliver. No, I was. No, I am. Wait, was? Am? Crap.

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays Book Blitz: The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester {Giveaway} @JenKloester @SwoonRomance

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Welcome to this week’s

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!

This week features

The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Release Week Blitz: Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry {Teasers +Excerpt + Book Trailer + Giveaway} @KatieMcGarry @HarlequinTEEN

Nowhere But Here RDL Banner We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE! NOWHERE BUT HERE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Katie McGarry’sThunder Road Series, published by Harlequin Teen. Grab your copy today!!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Blog Tour: Dissipate by Kristin Mayer {Excerpt + Giveaway} @author_Kristin @InkSlingerPR


Author: Kristin Mayer
Title: Dissipate
Publication Date: May 21st 2015
Genre: Young Adult Romance

Dissipate Synopsis


Kenzie Brooks needs to vanish. All she has ever known is a string of misconceptions, including her name. Upon her mother’s passing, Kenzie is left with no other choice but to disappear without a trace from all she has ever known which is The Society.


She must vanish.




Will Kenzie be able to fool The Society into thinking she’s dead? Or will they put the pieces together and discover she’s learned the truth about where she came from? 

Friday, 22 May 2015

Month9Books Friday Reveal: Serpentine by Cindy Pon {Giveaway} @cindypon @Month9Books


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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are revealing the cover for

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Release Day Launch: Dissipate by Kristin Mayer {Excerpt + Giveaway} @author_Kristin @InkSlingerPR

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Dissipate Synopsis

Kenzie Brooks needs to vanish. All she has ever known is a string of misconceptions, including her name. Upon her mother’s passing, Kenzie is left with no other choice but to disappear without a trace from all she has ever known which is The Society.

She must vanish.  

Will Kenzie be able to fool The Society into thinking she’s dead? Or will they put the pieces together and discover she’s learned the truth about where she came from? 

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Exclusive Excerpt

My head throbbed. The one thing I wanted, I couldn’t have—to crawl in bed with my mom while I asked her endless questions about what I should do. It was against the Keeper’s command to waste time thinking on anything that wasn’t productive. All thoughts were to be used for betterment of The Society. That was hard for me as I constantly desired to learn more. I thought back on the last minutes with my mom.  

Candles were lit on every surface, letting The Light know my mom neared the end. It was a haunting site. The Keeper’s raspy voice broke the silence. “Anita, your light has shown bright and will live on in Sarah. You will continue to burn bright in the light hereafter.”  

My mom closed her eyes in acknowledgment. Speech had stopped hours ago as it exhausted her. A week ago, she started not feeling well. We tried all of the herbal remedies, but she never got better. It was a mysterious disease that took one to two people every year from our group. The sickness started as an extreme headache and quickly turned to excessive vomiting. Now, not seven days later, she lay in her bed dying and my world was falling apart. The Keeper laid his hand on top of Mom’s and looked at me. His steel-colored beady eyes made me feel queasy. 

“Sarah, we shall give you a few minutes alone with your mom as time is coming. We shall all be downstairs.” A tear seeped from my mom’s eye. She appeared as scared as I felt. How was I going to survive here without her? As soon as we were left alone, I lunged toward my mom’s bed as I allowed the fear of the situation to take root in my mind.  

“Mom, please don’t leave me. I can’t bear to think of a world that you’re not in. You’re my everything,” I sobbed. My mom’s hand shook as it came to my face. Her fingernails had become dry, cracked and discolored. The herbalist said it was from lack of nutrition since my mom couldn’t keep anything down. I leaned into the touch before she had to drop her hand while I tried to memorize what it felt like to be near her—warm and loving.  

She softly spoke, “Sarah, I should have told you sooner, but we haven’t been alone since I got sick. The truth is in an envelope in the bottom of the locked chest in the attic. The key is hidden underneath your nightstand. There’s not much time.”

I became desperate. “Mom, please don’t go.” A sob erupted. “Please. Please.” 

Her eyes closed. “Shh…sweetheart. I thought I had more time to prepare. You’re not going to understand what I’m about to say, but it’s the truth. Your real name is Kenzie Brooks. If you want a choice and a say in your life, read the letter. Your inquisitive mind belongs in the world.”  

My heart raced frantically. Kenzie Brooks. I’m Sarah. The world. Choice. Life. Those words were jumbled in my head as my mom’s breathing became more labored. My breathing increased while panic took over. “Mom, please. I don’t know what you’re saying. I don’t understand.”  

We spoke in hushed whispers. “Kenzie, I love you. You are the light in my world. I’m so sorry for the choices I made, but know that I have loved you with my entire heart. Never doubt that.” Mom stopped and took a few breaths. These were moments I was supposed to treasure, not be told secrets that would change my life more than it was. I wanted to argue with her, but she didn’t have much time. Her hand got colder. These were the last moments I would ever have with my mom. I wasn’t prepared to be left alone. I wasn’t strong enough to survive without her.  

She continued, her voice growing weaker. “Regardless of what you think of my decision, know that I loved you. I tried to do what was best for you.”  

Closing her eyes for a moment, they fluttered open as I spoke, “I love you, Mom. I will love you regardless of what the letter says. Know that. Always know that I’ll never stop loving you.”  

“You’re so strong, my sweet Kenzie.” Mom’s eyes fully closed. A few more breaths followed, then she exhaled her last breath. She was gone. Forever. The room seemed dimmer without her in it. I crawled up in bed with Mom and sobbed as I held onto her. My body racked with uncontrolled sadness as I lost the only thing I cared about in this world. She was gone. I was alone. Those two words echoed in my head—gone and alone.  

Kristin Mayer Bio

Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.   At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.   Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

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Release Day Launch: Defend (A Lost Tribe #2) by Kallie Ross {Giveaway} @Kallieross @InkSlingerPR

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We are absolutely ecstatic about this Release Day Launch for Kallie Ross's DEFEND! DEFEND is a young adult fantasy adventure and the second title in the A Lost Tribe Series. Be sure to grab DESCENT, the first book in this awesome series!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Blog Tour: The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews {Excerpt + Giveaway} @NazareaAndrews @InkSlingerPR


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Title: The Ruin of the World
Series: The World Without End #4
Publication Date: May 11th 2015

THE RUIN OF THE WORLD Synopsis

When the zombies rose, we thought the world ended. It didn’t—it just broke, in a way we couldn’t fix. And we found ways to continue, reasons to fight.

Faith. Family. Politics. Obsession. The most dangerous of all—hope. But when all of that is stripped away, and nothing remains but rage and betrayal—that is the true end of the world.

Return to the World Without End, for a final battle for hope and survival in the exciting conclusion to Nazarea Andrews’ phenomenal series.
 

Friday, 15 May 2015

Cover Reveal: The Ruins (The Union #2) by T.H. Hernandez {Excerpt} @TheresaHernandz

We’re having a cover reveal for TH Hernandez’s The Ruins! We are so excited about this new dystopian YA from TH, and today, in addition to the cover, TH is sharing an exclusive excerpt with us!! Check it all out!! :)

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Two for Thursday Book Blitz #TAT: The Reaper's Rite series by Dorothy Dreyer {Giveaway} @DorothyDreyer @Month9Books

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Hello and welcome to this week’s  
Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books
!

Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!

You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

The Reaper's Rite series by Dorothy Dreyer!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Blog Tour: Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance by Danielle Younge-Ullman {ARC Review + Giveaway} @DanielleYUllman @EntangledTeen


Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman
Title: Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance
Release Date: 05/05/15
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads

Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend, Sydney, calls to rave about her stay at a posh Malibu rehab and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, she knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab.

Lola arrives at Sunrise Rehab intent solely on finding Wade, saving him from himself, and—naturally—making him fall in love with her…only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And talk about her issues with her parents, and with herself. Plus she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive mentor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn.

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays Book Blitz: Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles {Giveaway} @vbartles @SwoonRomance


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Welcome to this week’s
Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!

This week features the

Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Blog Tour: Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate by Wray Ardan {Excerpt + Giveaway} @WrayArdan


Author: Wray Ardan
Title: Sweet Desire, Wicked Fate
Release Date: 11/08/14
Publisher: Ulu Productions, LLC 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 

Summary from Goodreads

Discovering long lost relatives can be a real nightmare. Do you know who or what you're related to? Jaden Lisette never imagined she might not live to see her sixteenth birthday, or that befriending reclusive triplets and a mentally challenged man could be her only chance of survival. Days after coming to Louisiana, Jaden falls for eighteen-year-old Briz Nolan. Then she falls into a living nightmare when she discovers a side of her family that she never knew existed. Once she uncovers her family's deadly secret, Jaden is forced into a world she could only imagine in horror movies.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Release Day Blitz: The Ruin of the World (The World Without End #4) by Nazarea Andrews {Teasers + Excerpt + Giveaway} @NazareaAndrews @InkSlingerPR

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Today is the release day blitz for THE RUIN OF THE WORLD by Nazarea Andrews. This is the fourth and final installment in The World Without End series. Don't miss this exciting conclusion, be sure to enter to win a zombie prize pack below, and play our quiz to find out which character from the series you would be during a zombie apocalypse!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Blog Tour: Bittersweet (Faerie Song Trilogy #2) by Michele Barrow-Belisle {Excerpt + Giveaway} @MicheleBelisle @InkSlingerPR


Title: Bittersweet
Publication Date: March 24th 2015

Bittersweet Synopsis

To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargain she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her highschool friends and her supernatural boyfriend. Yet love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible Veil between the two worlds—the only bridge that links the pair, is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to using her new found powers. But when her friends succumb to the same mysterious illness that nearly took her mother’s life, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if her own dark magic is responsible. 

Friday, 8 May 2015

Feature & Follow #42 @parajunkee @AlisonCanRead

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!For more information visit: Parajunkee & Alison can Read.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Blog Tour: Between Dreams (The Pendant Series #1) by Cynthia Austin {Excerpt + Playlist + Giveaway} @CynaMarie @IndieSagePromo


Author: Cynthia Austin
Title: Between Dreams 
Series: The Pendant Series #1 
Publication Date: April 28th 2015   
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

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Synopsis

Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl... A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles. Even will all of that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she's been missing something in her life so she decides to leave. 

Release Day Launch: Under the Spotlight (The Jamieson Collection #3) by Angie Stanton {Excerpt + Giveaway} @angie_stanton @InkSlingerPR


Author: Angie Stanton
Title: Under the Spotlight
Publication Date: May 5th 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Under the Spotlight Synopsis

After an embarrassing stint on a reality-TV music competition years ago, Riley vowed never to sing again. Now she's behind the scenes, working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.

Garrett has hit rock bottom, and he is desperate to reinvent himself. After calling in a few favors, he ends up working at Sound Sync to learn the ropes of record producing from the industry's best. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley has been keeping a secret—she is an amazing singer. By producing her album, he's sure to top the record charts again. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade the sassy girl to record.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Release Week Blitz: Fury (The Seven Deadly #3) by Fisher Amelie {Teasers + Excerpt +Book Trailer + Giveaway} @FisherAmelie @InkSlingerPR

Fury RWB Banner We have been dying to bring you this Release Week Blitz for Fisher Amelie's FURY! FURY is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and the third book in Fisher Amelie’s The Seven Deadly Series!! Grab your copy today and if you haven't had a chance to read the entire series yet, get on it IMMEDIATELY!