My Third Mystery Box of Books Giveaway - Monthly Giveaway for October

I've been doing this the last two months, but I have quite a few books to clear my shelves of and I keep adding to my stack, so I'm giving away another mystery box of books this month. This will, again, be US only (those pesky shipping costs!).
Good luck!

Must live in the continental US due to shipping costs. 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.

How does one compete with a prince... Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

I love all things fairy tales, so this series is right up my alley.
Read my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Ella's Will
Ella's Will
by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
NA, Adult Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Paperback & ebook, 257 Pages
September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


Will Hawkins is just a simple stable boy. When he becomes reacquainted with his childhood friend, he can’t help falling in love with her. But everything changes when the prince announces a ball in which he will choose one of the commoners to be his wife, and Will is torn by his need to be with Ella and his desire for her wellbeing. 

How can Will ever hope to woo Ella when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the classic Cinderella tale.

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Enemies aren't always what you expect them to be... Nemesis by Anna Banks (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

I really liked Anna Banks' The Syrena Legacy series, so I've been looking forward to her newest release for some time. Plus, I was really curious about this heroine on the front cover. Check the book out, read what I thought, and enter the giveaway below...

Nemesis (Nemesis #1)
(Nemesis #1)
by Anna Banks
YA Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 368 Pages
October 4th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends


The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs? 

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Two men vying for the same heart... The Second Season by Heather Chapman (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

I'm excited about this new line from Cedar Fort!
Check out what I thought and enter the giveaway below...

The Second Season
The Second Season
(Pure Romance)
by Heather Chapman
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 192 Pages
September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


Caroline is not looking forward to this year’s Season in London. Her mother already has schemes for her marriage prospects—and none of them include love, it seems. But when a dashing young duke begins to pursue her, Caroline has second thoughts. Caught between ambition and desire, Caroline may gamble her heart away without even realizing it.

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How far would you go to trust your best friend... Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! You can read my review and enter the
giveaway below, and also check out the other tour stops here...

Gilt Hollow (Blink)
Gilt Hollow
by Lorie Langdon
YA Suspense, Thriller, Christian
Hardcover & ebook, 304 Pages
September 27th 2016 by Blink


Willow Lamott’s best friend is a murderer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. For four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.

Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow reminded him what he’d been missing. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton fears his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves, especially the girl he left behind.

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Sometimes growing up is a pain... The Cursed Dagger by Alyson Peterson (Blog Tour Review)

A fun series that is definitely on the younger YA to upper MG area. Read my full review below...

The Cursed Dagger
The Cursed Dagger
(Ian Quicksilver #2)
by Alyson Peterson
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


“‘And the Challenge?’ I said. 
‘The Challenge will destroy you only you if you lose. Win, and I will walk away from the galaxy forever and leave your family in peace. It’s your choice. Sacrifice yourself for the ones you love, or live and watch them be sacrificed. What will it be?’” 

Ian Quicksilver, heir to the Bankhirian throne, has two weeks to get Princess Arianna to fall for him in order to break the curse the magician Silivus has cast over Ian and Ari’s worlds. In the meantime, he still has to go to school, where he is all but invisible, and practice fighting tactics with his guardian, Corbin.

But something is wrong with Ari, and the closer she gets to Ian, the sicker she becomes. After a disastrous dinner that seals Ian as the worst date in the universe, Silivus hits him with a proposal: a winner-take-all challenge that would overrule his quest for Ari’s heart and free them from the curse for good—that is, if Ian can win. 

When tragedy strikes Ian’s family and Ari’s illness worsens, Ian must find a way to rise to the challenge, stop a rampaging dragon, and save the day before time runs out for both of them.

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Happy release day to Fall of Thrones and Thorns by Jennifer Ellision (Book Blitz Excerpt & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Release Day Blitz for
Fall of Thrones and Thorns
By Jennifer Ellision

We're celebrating the release of this newest addition in the Threats of Sky and Sea series! If you haven't started this series yet, you can grab the first book in ebook for only 99¢ (you can see my review here.). If you enjoy fantasy, you do not want to miss it!

Note from the Author

I grew up fascinated with stories of women in fantasy worlds, like Tamora Pierce's works. I was captivated by tales of magic, like Sailor Moon and Harry Potter. Held spellbound by stories where people wielded the elements like another limb, as in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

These are the stories I love.

And so, I wrote books that I would want to read.

With stories like these, it's no wonder that my debut series, Threats of Sky and Sea takes place in a fantasy world. With Elemental characters. With a strong female main character.

And with the final book in the series, Fall of Thrones and Thorns, out into the world today, that story is complete. Readers can now inhabit this world, and live with these characters as much as I do.

I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I have.

— Jennifer

Make sure you check out the excerpt and giveaway below as well...

Check out the tour for Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch (Blog Tour Launch & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Launch for
Courting the Countess
By Donna Hatch

How can a convenient marriage that saves two men from dueling also win over two hearts?
Come along on the tour to learn more...

Tour Schedule
September 28th:
Mel's Shelvesdeal sharing aunt & Nicole's Book Musings
September 29th:
Book Lover in Florida & Falling Leaves
September 30th:
Katie's Clean Book CollectionBookworm Lisa & Getting Your Read On
October 2nd:
Becky on BooksZerina Blossom's Books & Wishful Endings
October 3rd:
Kindle and MeThe Silver Dagger Scriptorium & Bookworm Nation
October 4th:
Heidi Reads... & I Am A Reader
October 5th: Grand Finale & Release Day Celebration

Fun Facts About Courting the Countess and Donna Hatch

What's your favorite scene from the story?

     Tristan grinned at Richard. “So the banns were read in both parishes and no one dared to raise a challenge, huh?”
     “Apparently no one has yet learned about my other twelve wives,” Richard rejoined, relaxing in his brother’s calming company.
     Tristan’s eyes glinted. “Or our nine drooling half-wit brothers and sisters.”
     “One of whom is in my bedroom quizzing my valet.”
     “The other of whom is getting married today.”
     “Thus saving her from a more gruesome fate of marrying the village idiot.” Richard made a sweeping gesture toward Tristan.
     Tristan peered at him. “By the way, has she seen you in daylight, yet?”
     Richard drew himself up. “She could hardly keep her eyes off me yesterday. Last night she threw herself into my arms.”
     “Clearly she has no sense.”

What's one thing readers would find unique or interesting?

Donna Hatch is reinventing the Clean and Wholesome romance novel with her unique style, weaving virtue and values into her stories, rich in authentic historical culture, and sweet yet sizzling romantic chemistry suitable for all readers of Regency romance.

Some fun facts about Donna:

  1. DonnaHatch has survived falls, 7 car accidents, and a near-drowning. Naturally her books are fraught with danger as well as happily ever after.
  2. She loves chocolate, baby animals, music, cats, history, books, writing, her 6 children, & hubby of 20+yrs.
  3. DonnaHatch and her husband of over 20 years are living proof of happily ever after.
  4. She drew from her own experience as a harpist and a music lover to write Courting the Countess.

#TackleTBR Wrap-Up (Read-a-thon & Giveaway)

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings.
You can see all the info here.

We've made it! I hope you guys met some new friends, got a lot of reading in, and had a great time!

The winner of the subscription box for the challenges is... Irma! 
The winner of the $15 Amazon eGift Card is... Darlene!
The winner of a book of choice is... Amber!
The winner of an ARC of A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay... is Karen Klepsteen!

Congrats, you guys!!! I'll be emailing you today, so look for my message. :)

Next years RAT will be from September 11th - 24th, so I hope to see you guys all then!

#TackleTBR Day 15 Update (Read-a-thon)

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

This is the final daily update. This is not the final update/wrap up post. That's a separate post that you'll need to link up to here. Let me know how you did yesterday and see how I did below...

An exciting steampunk... Gears of Revolution by J. Scott Savage (Blog Tour Review)

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Fires of Invention, that I read last year (you can see my review here). In fact, it made my top reads from 2015. Needless to say, I've been dying for book two! Read on below to see what I thought...

Gears of Revolution (Mysteries of Cove, #2)
Gears of Revolution
(Mysteries of Cove #2)
by J. Scott Savage
MG/YA Dystopian, Steampunk
Hardcover, Paperback, & ebook, 352 Pages
September 20th 2016 by Shadow Mountain


After finding a compass and clues left by Kallista’s father, Leo Babbage, Trenton and Kallista head west aboard their homemade mechanical dragon to search for the missing inventor. The two teenagers hope to find answers about their mountain city of Cove, but instead, they find only a blackened forest, ruined buildings, and a small underground city. 

Almost immediately, Trenton and Kallista are caught up in a civil war between a clan of scavengers called Whipjacks and the Order of the Beast, people who believe that dragons are immortal and divine. 

Stranded in a new city, the two friends meet Plucky, a Whipjack girl with mechanical legs, and Ander, a young member of the Order who claims humans are able to communicate with dragons. Can they trust anyone, or have they unknowingly stepped into a trap?

And high above in the sky, the dragons are gathering . . .

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Check out the tour stops for Web of Deceit by Catherine Lanigan (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
Web of Deceit
By Catherine Lanigan

We hope you enjoyed this tour as we got to know more about Amanda's story! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway...

September 6th: Launch - Web of Deceit Tour Welcome

Welcome to my world of historical fiction on ebook. WEB OF DECEIT is a step into the refined world of 1890 London and New York Society where deceit, treachery, murder and above all incalculable ambition reside.

Falling Leaves - Excerpt

Lady Kent would be furious; recently, a perpetual state of being for her employer, Amanda thought.

Amanda had no time for remorse or guilt for her tardiness.

#TackleTBR Day 14 Update (Read-a-thon)

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon is hosted by Wishful Endings. You can
see all the info on joining, the schedule, and enter the giveaways here.

It's the last day! Let me know how you did yesterday and see how I did below...