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July 3, 2015

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon Sign-Up


I'm gearing up to get the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon going again this year. I know it's still two months away, but it always seems to creep up on me. The last two years there were over 80 participants and several authors and we've always had a blast! With kids back in school or getting ready to be back in school and everyone back from summer vacation it's the perfect time to look at where we are in our piles and see what we want to get read.

For those of you who have participated in the past, I will be implementing a few of the changes you asked for, such as adding a Twitter chat, so thanks for your feedback! Here are all the details...

Friday Favorites: Book Covers from January through June 2015


Friday Favorites is a meme that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that I have loved, would recommend, and want to tell others about. You can see all of my Friday Favorites here. You're welcome to join in as well!

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted for Friday Favorites, but even longer (like not since last year) since I showed off book covers. I can't believe I've made it this long because I LOVE BOOK COVERS!!! Particularly awesome ones. They're one of my very favorite things. So, without further ado, here are my favorite covers from January through June of this year (covers will take you to Goodreads or my review, if available):

Chapter 2 Reveal: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal! This week, we are revealing CHAPTER TWO of
Serpentine
By Cindy Pon
presented byMonth9Books!

Have you entered the pre-order giveaway yet? With each pre-order of Serpentine, you will have the chance to select one of Cindy Pon's pieces of brush art! You can find out more details HERE!

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

July 2, 2015

Blog Tour Guest Post: The Escape by Hannah Jayne

On tour with Sourcebooks.

I'm double posting for this tour. You can see an excerpt and my review here
and below is a guest post from author Hannah Jayne about her love of writing YA thrillers...

The EscapeThe Escape
by Hannah Jayne
YA Thriller, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
July 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire

Summary

Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out…

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb through the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher- disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still missing Adam…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear. No one can escape the truth.

      

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Escape by Hannah Jayne

On tour with Sourcebooks.

Welcome to my tour stop for The Escape by Hannah Jayne! You can check out a guest post by the author hereThe story was messy, gritty, and kept me thinking. Check out my review below, an except, and a giveaway...

The EscapeThe Escape
by Hannah Jayne
YA Thriller, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
July 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire

Summary

Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out…

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb through the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher- disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still missing Adam…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear. No one can escape the truth.

      

July 1, 2015

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop: Choice of Book

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Welcome to my stop for the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop hosted by
Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not a Writer!

I thought about limiting my prize to just red, white, and blue books or picking a book to give away, but I thought why not allow the winner the freedom to choose, right? ;) So, what's up for a grabs is the winner's choice of one book from Amazon or the Book Depository that is $15 USD or less.

Enter via the Rafflecopter below. I'll wish you luck!

Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. Must be eligible for free shipping through the Book Depository or Amazon. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. 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.

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Don't forget to check out the other stops...

June 30, 2015

Monthly Giveaway for July: $10 Amazon Gift Card


It's July! I can't believe how fast the summer is going! I've got a $10 Amazon gift card up for grabs this month, which everyone should be able to use - so open to international followers.


Good luck!

Must be able to enter and receive winnings by law. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. 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.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Hunter by Mercedes Lackey & A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

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

I have two YA picks today both mostly in the fantasy genre. They have awesome covers (I think) and sound fabulous! They're also both from one of my favorite YA publishers, Disney. Check them out:

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Sheik's Ruby by Jennifer Moore

The Sheik's Ruby

The Sheik's RubyThe Sheik's Ruby
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 248 Pages
May 8th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Summary

Shelby wants to break away from the mold of her small town and make a name for herself in the big-city journalism world. While skiing, she meets mysterious stranger Hakim who is actually the prince of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Khali-dar.

When his enemies learn of Hakim’s connection to an American girl, they target Shelby. Fleeing to the safety of Khali-dar, Shelby falls deeper in love not only with the prince, but with his country. As she struggles to survive terrorist attacks, withstand the Sheik’s prejudice, and find her place in a world she doesn’t understand, she must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice—the comfortable one she has worked so hard to create, or the one with the man she loves.

You can read an excerpt and see the full tour schedule HERE.

  

Praise for the Book

“What a fun read! THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a fabulous Cinderella story with both ancient and modern tones you don’t want to miss.”
~Josi Kilpack

“THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a perfect blend of romance and adventure, set in locales both familiar and exotic. When I finished, I wanted to start over and enjoy it again.
~Nancy Allen

Teaser Tuesdays & Silver in the Blood Read-Along

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

I'm doing a combo post today because I'm gearing up for the Silver in the Blood Read-Along that Dena over at Batch of Books and I are hosting that begins in just over a week. I can't believe it's almost here!!!


The book releases on July 7th, so anyone who'd like to join can hopefully grab a copy from the bookstore or their local library to read with us (or if you already have an ARC, feel free to join us as well). You don't have to be a blogger to participate (we'll take all readers), you can sign up using the linky or just get ready to participate beginning July 10th. You also have some time to join, through July 17th, in case you can't participate until then or don't get your book by the 10th. We'll basically be reading a chapter (~26 pages) a day. Jessica will be stopping by to chat and there will be a giveaway as well. So just fun all around!! :D

I've included the linky below my teaser for anyone who is interested in joining. And to hopefully peak your interest, here is the book info and a teaser for Silver in the Blood...