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May 22, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin



Welcome to my tour stop for A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin! This is one book that I've been highly anticipating. I love historical settings and this one seemed especially intriguing. Check out all the info, including my review and the giveaway, below...

A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)The School for Unusual Girls
(Stranje House #1)
by Kathleen Baldwin
YA Historical Romance
Hardcover & ebook, 352 Pages
May 19th 2015 by Tor Teen

Summary

It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don't fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.

After accidentally setting her father’s stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible—until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads—or their hearts...

   
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Cover Reveal: Decree of Hope by Beth Fred

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Decree of Hope
by Beth Fred 
YA Contemporary Romance
September 1st, 2014

Cover Reveal: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal! This week, we are revealing the cover for
Serpentine
by Cindy Pon

YA Fantasy
September 8, 2015 by Month9Books, LLC.
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Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

May 21, 2015

Blog Tour Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber


Welcome to my tour stop for Siren's Fury by Mary Weber! I was blown away by the first book in this series, Storm Siren, last year and have been highly anticipating this one. (You can see my review here.) Check out all the info, as well as the fabulous interview, excerpt, and giveaway below...

Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2)Siren's Fury
YA Fantasy
Paperback, 352 Pages
June 2nd 2015 by Thomas Nelson / HarperCollin   

Summary

"I thrust my hand toward the sky as my voice begs the Elemental inside me to waken and rise. But it's no use. The curse I've spent my entire life abhorring—the thing I trained so hard to control—no longer exists."

Nym has saved Faelen only to discover that Draewulf stole everything she valued. Now he’s destroyed her Elemental storm-summoning ability as well.

When Nym sneaks off with a host of delegates to Bron, Lord Myles offers her the chance for a new kind of power and the whispered hope that it may do more than simply defeat the monster she loathes. But the secrets the Bron people have kept concealed, along with the horrors Draewulf has developed, may require more than simply harnessing a darker ability.

They may require who she is.

Set against the stark metallic backdrop of the Bron kingdom, Nym is faced with the chance to change the future.

Or was that Draewulf’s plan for her all along?

     

Blog Tour Launch: Hope In Every Raindrop by Wesley Banks

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

We're launching the Book Tour for:
Hope In Every Raindrop
By Wesley Banks

Best-selling author Katie Price struggles to find her next story until she happens upon America's rarest dog breed and the man that raises them.

Tour Schedule:
May 21st - Launch
May 24th - Writing Pearls
June 3rd - Grand Finale

More About Hope In Every Raindrop and Author Wesley Banks

What is your motivation behind Hope In Every Raindrop? Why did you want to write it? 

In 2009, my dog (and best friend) Pace, escaped from a boarding facility and was hit by a car. At the time I had been working on my first novel that involved the details about her rare breed. I stopped writing shortly after I lost her. A few years later I found the courage and inspiration to finish the story. 

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? 

While the entire plot of Hope In Every Raindrop is fiction, the world of Carolina Dogs is based on my own experiences with the breed in Bishopville. I wanted to share this world with others, while at the same time conveying how precious life can be.

Do you have a favorite scene? 

There is a scene in the book where Kyle and Katie watch King run through the rain. I used to take Pace to a local baseball field and we'd race around the bases. It's hard to explain, but watching a dog run free is a very magical experience.

What is something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write? 

I actually have never told anybody this, but I do a lot my brainstorming at the movie theater. There's always a song playing in the background, or a line in the movie that will inspire a scene for me. I take notes on my phone and then write the scene as soon as I get home.

May 20, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior's Return by Alyson Peterson

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Ian Quicksilver: The Warrior's ReturnIan Quicksilver:
The Warrior's Return
Book One
by Alyson Peterson
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback, 320 Pages
May 12th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Nerdy foster kid Ian just found out it’s up to him to save the galaxy. But the only way he can do it is with help from the hottest girl in school, Arianna—who doesn’t remember that she and Ian are exiles from another planet—or that they’re betrothed. So . . . that’s awkward. Funny and full of twists, this is one sci-fi adventure you won’t want to miss!
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May 19, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

So, I love fantasy and historical novels. I also love those two put together and this book is set in Ancient History and I'm hoping it will be fabulous! It's my WOW pick this week:

Review Brief: How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes

How a Star FallsHow a Star Falls
by Amber Stokes
NA Contemporary Romance Novella
Ebook67 Pages
November 18th 2014 by Seasons of a Story

Summary

How does a star fall?
Quickly. Completely. Unexpectedly.


Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he’ll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it’s far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won’t stop trying to run his life.

Then Brielle falls into his world.

She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she’s crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can’t just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.

And his whole world falls apart.

A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.

Cover Reveal: Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

I'm excited to be sharing the Cover Reveal for the second book in the Wedding Planner Mysteries Series! You can see my review of the first book, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things, here.

Veils and Vengeance

Veils and Vengeance
(Wedding Planner Mystery #2)
by Rachelle J. Christensen
Adult Romantic Suspense
July 7th 2015 by Peachwood Press

May 18, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Liam Darcy, I Loathe You by Heidi Jo Doxey

Jane Journals blog tour

Liam Darcy, I Loathe YouLiam Darcy, I Loathe You
(The Jane Journals of Pemberley Prep #1)
by Heidi Jo Doxey
YA Contemporary
Paperback, 192 Pages
May 12th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Lizzie, Nila, Alice, Cate, Vivian, and Fiona- six girls about to begin a writing assignment that changes everything. From cute crushes to dances and dresses, they're recording it all, and so is their teacher. This modern makeover of Jane Austen's beloved novels follows your favorite stories in a high school setting. Perfect for new fans and devoted Austenites alike!


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