Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Star of Deliverance by Mandy Madson Voisin

Star of Deliverance blog tour

Star of DeliveranceStar of Deliverance
by Mandy Madson Voisin
YA/NA Fantasy
Paperback320 Pages
September 1st 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Summary

Born a slave and outcast, the young healer Emi discovers an ancient disease spreading among her people. Desperate, she races to the Capital for a cure and unwittingly finds herself in a competition to win over the Crown Prince’s heart. Staying in the game provides time to search for a cure, but it may cost Emi her life—or her heart.
   

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Bible Bands

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Bible BandsBible Bands
by Katreina Eden
Craft Book
Paperback169 Pages
September 7th 2014 by Cedar Fort

Summary

Create fun, fashionable rubber band jewelry while strengthening and sharing your faith. Each design is associated with a Bible verse or story, such as

A blue and white pattern to symbolize Christ's baptism
Circles of color to link families through geneaology
A heart design to remind you of God's love
Letters that spell CTR to remind you to choose the right
A multi-colored weave to match Joseph's coat of many colors

Fun to make and wear, these bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings are a perfect project for your whole family to enjoy together. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts!
  

Signing up for the Falling for Autumn Read-a-Thon

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I know I just finished hosting a read-a-thon, but I have so many books that still need to be read, so I decided to join the Falling for Autumn Read-a-Thon hosted by A Cup of Coffee and a Book. You can sign up through the 24th and find out all the info here.

This week is a little busy for me with family coming in town, but I should still get some reading in. Here are my goals (fairly laid-back):
1. Read at least four books that aren't for tours
2. Read at least two sequels
3. Visit at least ten of the other participants
4. Keep track of my page count
5. Participate in at least two challenges

I have a ton of sequels to read, so I'll be pulling from those and from the books I listed on my Weekly Update here.

If you guys need some extra encouragement to read more, I hope you'll join!

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway: Remember Me by Romily Bernard


Welcome to my tour stop for Remember Me by Romily Bernard. I read the first book in this series, Find Me last year and really enjoyed it (you can see my review here). I finished reading Remember Me last week and it was a seriously intense ride. You can see that review here. The author, Romily Bernard, was kind enough to answer some of my questions about this series. You can read the interview below and also enter the tour giveaway.

Remember Me
(Find Me #2)
by Romily Bernard
YA Suspense/Thriller
Hardcover355 Pages
September 23rd 2014 by HarperTeen                  

Summary

In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to stay hidden?

Wick had thought her troubles were over.

But she should’ve known better.

Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.

The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.

Remember Me is an edge-of-your-seat thrilling read that’ll have readers turning the pages at lightning speed! The paperback of Find Me is on sale simultaneously, and a digital original novella from Romily, featuring Griff, is on sale just a few weeks before!

Read an excerpt of Remember Me HERE.
    

Other Books in the Series

Review: Remember Me by Romily Bernard

Remember Me
(Find Me #2)
by Romily Bernard
YA Suspense/Thriller
Hardcover355 Pages
September 23rd 2014 by HarperTeen                  

Summary

In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to stay hidden?

Wick had thought her troubles were over.

But she should’ve known better.

Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.

The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.

Remember Me is an edge-of-your-seat thrilling read that’ll have readers turning the pages at lightning speed! The paperback of Find Me is on sale simultaneously, and a digital original novella from Romily, featuring Griff, is on sale just a few weeks before!

Read an excerpt of Remember Me HERE.
    

Weekly Update #81


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 week.

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon has come to a close. It was so much fun! You can check out the wrap-up post here and see when the next one will be.
Sign up for the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon!!!

It was a really busy week for me last week and continues to be this week. Make sure you check out my posts for Remember Me today. The author has a great interview and I also posted my 4.5-star review. Here's what to expect:

#TackleTBR Read-a-thon Update & Wrap-Up


Phew! We made it!! First and foremost I have to yell out a very huge THANK YOU to the amazing authors who participated this year, to Paij who posted a challenge, and to all of you for signing up and reading along with me for the past thirteen days! I hope you all had a fantastic time and hopefully met your goals.

If you all would link up a wrap-up post below or in comments or just leave a note in comments on your final reading count, that would be fabulous. I'd love to add up all the books/pages and see how much we all collectively read.

In case you're already excited about next year's read-a-thon, here's the updated button with the dates. You can put it on your calendar now. :)

Saturday was a busy day for me. I started the day on page 44 of Star of Deliverance, 11% on my Kindle of Rewind to You, page 20 of Among the Joyful, and page 38 of Sweet Reckoning. Here's how it ended:

SATURDAY
Number of participating blogs I visited: Just 7 and some good Twitter discussions, as of this post
Books I read: finished Rewind to You and read through page 70 of Star of Deliverance
Books I finished: 1
Total number of finished books: 12.5
Titles of finished books: Reign of Shadows, The Christmas Cowboy, Leaving Liberty, The Better Man, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast, Salt & Storm, The Strength of Ballerinas, Someone Like You, Tide to Atonement, Remember Me, Champion, Isla and the Happily Ever After, and Rewind to You
Rewind To You

WRAP-UP

I can't believe how much reading I got through during this read-a-thon! It's a record for me to almost have gotten a book per day. Here were my goals, all of which I met (Yay!):

1. To visit every participant at least once. (All of them at least once and several more than that.)
2. To read at least four books each week, so eight total. (12.5 books read!!!)
3. To read at least two sequels as part of the Septembers is for Sequels challenge. (I read five! Reign of Shadows, Tide to Atonement, Remember Me, Champion, and Isla and the Happily Ever After.)
Here are the books I read (I've linked up to reviews for those that were posted and otherwise to Goodreads):
Reign of Shadows (Descendants #3) The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance, #1) Leaving Liberty The Better Man (Chicago Sisters) 
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast Salt & Storm The Strength of Ballerinas Tide to Atonement (Pawleys Island Paradise, #2)
Someone Like YouRemember Me (Find Me, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)
Rewind To YouIsla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

For me personally this RAT was awesome! I had a ton of fun coming up with the challenges I hosted and I hope you guys all had a great time!

Okay. Link up your wrap-up posts in the linky below or in comments (can leave a comment as your wrap-up as well). Then check back on Monday for the giveaway winners. I will email them, of course, as well. :)

IMPORTANT:
I'll update this post with the giveaway winners on Monday. Make sure that you have a wrap-up linked up or left in comments by Monday morning since the winners of the main giveaways must have posted one to be eligible and I will be verifying those. Thank you!


UPDATE: I decided it would be great to get some feedback. If you'd take a minute and let me know what you thought of the RaT, that would be fabulous! Thank you!


Okay, you guys. This is the final update to finish up this RaT.

Total books read (for those who left updates): 257.5

That is an awesome amount of books!! I know some of those were novellas, but some were also really long books. I think next year I'll ask for page counts because I think it's just fabulous to see how much was read. :)

Now for the giveaways:
$15 Amazon GC:
Paij @ My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Book of Choice:
Kristen @ The Book Monsters
Challenge Giveaway (2-$10 Amazon GC):
Melissa @ The Reader and the Chef
Chanpreet @ Confessions of a Y.A. and N.A. Book Addict
I'll be emailing you all. CONGRATS!!!