Sparks Rise and In the Afterlight from #TheDarkestMinds Series by Alexandra Bracken

Today I'm excited to share with you The Darkest Minds series in preparation for its conclusion, In the Afterlight, which will be released on October 28th! I can't wait!!!

Today Sparks Rise, a novella that connects book two, Never Fade, to In the Afterlight released today and is ONLY $0.99!! I already grabbed my copy. :)

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken was one of the first dystopians that I read and loved. I loved it because it showed how humans deal differently in extreme situations, and that humans can survive and will find ways to do so; that there can be light, laughter, and love in the darkest of circumstances. I think any story needs that balance - that there can be hope when all is lost. 

Here are my reviews of The Darkest Minds, In Time, and Never Fade.

Special Psi Campaign with Giveaways

This campaign includes prize packs to represent each of the 5 Psi groups. That's FIVE different prize packs and there will be a total of 50 Psi-group giveaways across the book blogosphere throughout September & October leading up to the release of In the Afterlight! That is amazing!!!

Here are the five different groups (my stop is for the pyrokinesis prize pack - enter below):
Keep your eyes out for them and enter for them all!

Scroll on down to read more about this series and to enter the fabulous giveaway sponsored by the publisher, Disney-Hyperion (Thank you!!!).

Review: The Story Keeper by @LisaWingate

bmbcoverThe Story Keeper
(Carolina #2)
by Lisa Wingate
Christian Fiction
Paperback448 Pages
August 22nd 2014 by Tyndale House Publishers


When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

You can read a sneak peek here.

Blog Tour Launch: Sci-Fi Tour

Sci-fi Tour
A Prism tour though Prism Book Tours.

Are you interested in reading about futuristic societies where there are aliens and space travel, technological advancement, robots and utopias? If so, then check out the books on this 
Sci-Fi Tour! 

September 2nd - Launch

September 3rd - Halfskin and Clay by Tony Bertauski hosted at Beck Valley Books

Halfskin (Halfskin, #1)Halfskin
(Halfskin #1)
276 Pages

Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier.

We become better.

At what point are we no longer human?

Clay (Halfskin, #2)Clay
(Halfskin #2)
278 Pages

This psychological thriller will keep them second-guessing every move while they elude Marcus Anderson and the governing agency that seeks to rid the world of biomites. But in the end, they’ll all discover just how deep the betrayal goes.

Tony Bertauski: During the day, I'm a horticulturist. While I've spent much of my career designing landscapes or diagnosing dying plants, I've always been a storyteller. My writing career began with magazine columns, landscape design textbooks, and a gardening column at the Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). However, I've always fancied fiction.

And I'm a big fan of plot twists.

September 4th - The Glory by Mister JMI hosted at Nocturnal Predators Reviews

The GloryThe Glory
(The Glory #1)
579 Pages

The Glory and it is a fun, funny, exciting, character-driven sci-fi book that follows Adam Whitlock in his journey to join the United States Space Force in hopes of becoming captain of The Glory, the best ship in the fleet. Meanwhile, brewing tensions between the humans and a group of alien races is on the verge of becoming a full-scale war.


Founder of Fictitious Fox Publishing, author of The Glory and owner of a sweet head of hair, Mister JMI is a longtime lover of the art of storytelling.

At the age of 12, Mister JMI knew he wanted to become a writer. Unfortunately, his dream was delayed for over a decade to suffering from a severe case of chronic procrastination. Now fully recovered, Mister JMI is ready to unleash a deluge of exciting, funny and fantastic stories for your entertainment.

So sit back, relax and enjoy.

Would you like a receive a copy of The Glory? Send an email request to this email.

September 5th - Parched by Georgia Clark hosted at Mythical Books

312 Pages

Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags." —Kirkus Reviews

Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates. 

September 7th - Grand Finale Blitz

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$15 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Ebooks of Halfskin and Clay (INT)
Signed copy of Parched (US Only)
Ends September 14th

Prism Book Tours

September Sequels Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my giveaway for the September Sequels Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lisa Loves Literature and I Am A Reader. Do you have some sequels to series you need to read? Well, if you do, this giveaway hop is just for you! :)

What's up for grabs? You can pick any YA second or third (or after) book in a series from the Book Depository or Amazon that is $15 USD or less and ships for free (so international entrants, the BD has to ship to you for free). And guess what else? If the book you want comes out by the end of October, I will pre-order it for you! Cool, huh?!! :D

Do you need some suggestions (you'll have to check the price at the end of the giveaway)? Here are a few:
Evertrue (Everneath, #3) Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3) Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Good luck!

Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. Must live in the US or have the Book Depository ship to you for free. You must be at least 13 years old to enter (if under 18, must have adult permission). Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below and then scroll down to hop to the next stop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Sunflower Blogger Award

I was tagged back in June by Aerykah over at Expressions of Me for The Sunflower Blogger Award. I don't really do awards because, honestly, they take time I don't normally have and I don't want to tag other bloggers. I did chat with Aerykah though and I decided I should at least post my 11 facts and answer her questions. So, here I am, two and a half months later, doing just that. :)

The Rules 
1. Share 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions the previous blogger asked
3. Tag 11 bloggers and ask them 11 new questions (I'm skipping this one)

September's Monthly Giveaway: Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

I can't believe it's September already! We're almost 3/4 of the way through the year and I still have so many books I want to read and review! :)

This month is really busy for me as far as giveaways go, so it's a lighter giveaway this time around and for US entrants only. There will be some giveaways coming up that will be open to international entrants.

What's up for grabs? A paperback copy of Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade. This was one of my favorite reads this year. You can see my review here.

Meant to be Mine (A Porter Family Novel, #2)

Good luck!

Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. Must live in the US for shipping purposes. You must be at least 13 years old to enter. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Weekly Update #78

Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week. I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This upcoming week ends August and begins September, which means the September is for Sequels challenge begins and in one week the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon. I'm looking forward to them both! Here's what to expect this week:

Stacking the Shelves #54

Here's my Stacking The Shelves for this week, hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I was doing okay with ARC requests this week and not loading up my Kindle too much until HarperTeen loaded a bunch of books on Edelweiss that about doubled what I had. :) Just a note that Dangerous Destiny, the prequel for A Night Sky, is still FREE. Here's what I got (from NetGalley, Edelweiss, and tour hosts):
Broken Forest (Daath Chronicles, #1) Wildlife Dangerous Destiny (Night Sky 0.5)
Thirty-Two Going on Spinster Love and Other Unknown Variables The Wishing Season (Chapel Spring #3)
Althea & Oliver Love Without End The Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms, #2) Hidden
The Bracelet The Memory Key Better Than Perfect Love and Other Theories
Polaris (Avalon, #2) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) Sherlock Holmes in a Study in Scarlet Lies I Told

Did you get anything this week?