Thursday, April 30, 2015

VIRTUAL TOUR [Excerpt + Giveaway] WRONG SIDE OF THE GRAVE by Bryna Butler



WRONG SIDE OF THE GRAVE
by Bryna Butler


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When the dearly departed of Point Pleasant start walking and talking, the Men in Black mark Mothman as suspect number one. A fun read, Wrong Side of the Grave is a fast-action Teen Sci-Fi Mystery with a paranormal twist.

Parent Approved: Contains no profanity or sexual content.
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A beep sounds off as Warner locks down the vehicle so he doesn’t wander off. No one can get in or out.

Most of the [Men in Black] black suits’ vehicles are equipped with the feature. Of course, that’s a lesson I learned the hard way...more than once.

From the trunk Warner pulls a shiny black, rectangular box. I think he’s going to open it from the top, but he slides his index finger over one of the small ends and it disappears. The end, not his finger. Warner repeats the motion on the opposite end and a large red button appears.

“Probably pretty tempting not to pocket one of those suit gadgets and try your luck as a magician in Vegas.” I smirk.

“You laugh,” he says. “But they actually have protocols in place for that. They call it the Penn and Teller Contingent.”

“Seriously?”

He just shrugs as he begins to pump the red button. With each intake of air, the box hums and whirs as he watches a tiny screen that has appeared on its top.

“There’s a trace of her DNA still here,” he announces. “Maybe we can find a trail.”

“So that’s like a bloodhound in a box? Handy.”

He tips his chin up to me. “DNA detector. Analyzes hair, bodily fluids, and even microscopic skin particles floating in the air. Anything that contains DNA, no matter how small, this device is on it.”

“Handy <i>and</i> disgusting.”

“Let’s focus on the handy,” he suggests.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Bryna Butler is a journalism-trained writer having authored dozens of articles and financial publications before taking the leap into fiction in 2011. Her first book, Of Sun & Moon, skyrocketed to number one on Kindle top free charts in the categories of Teen/YA Supernatural Mystery, Teen/YA Romantic Mystery, and Teen/YA Time Travel in the U.S. and U.K. when the title went to free status in 2014. Butler’s work is free of profanity and sexual content making them safe reads for pre-teen as well as teen readers.


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Book Blitz [Teaser + Giveaway] Darkest Reaches (Spiritual Discord, #3) by Brandy Nacole


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Darkest Reaches (Spiritual Discord, #3)
Release Date: April 30th, 2015

Synopsis:

Kayson and the other fallen angels have risked their lives to keep Sabrina safe as she recovered from a Hell hound’s bite. Just when she began to improve, Hell was unleashed as the hounds attacked, and kidnapped Sabrina. 

Now, only days after the fight between the fallen and the hounds, Kayson is determined to find Sabrina and bring her back from Hell. The only thing standing in his way is a dangerous fallen angel named Iraja. Iraja has the means to find Sabrina, but he doesn’t do favors without a price. 

Sabrina is now facing the nightmare she’s been running from since being turned into a vampire a century ago: her eternal condemnation to Hell. Knowing her only chance of survival may rest by playing nice and turning Hell hound Falon against Lucifer, Sabrina gives into the bitter darkness and now has to fight to remember the good soul she truly is. But when she discovers the role her and the innocent human Emma are forced to play, will her fear get the better of her, and will she be lost forever? 

In the third installment of the Spiritual Discord series, the will to survive is tested, worst fears become a reality, and for one, betrayal becomes the only option.










Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. 

Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs. 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BOOK TOUR [Promo + Giveaway] Awoken (The Lucidites #1) by Sarah Noffke



Release Date: 11/24/14
312 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Around the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights.

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?


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About the Author

Sarah Noffke writes YA sci-fi fantasy and is the author of The Lucidites Series.  She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. Her taste for adventure has taken her all over the world. If you can’t find her at the gym, then she’s probably at the frozen yogurt shop. If you can’t find her there then she probably doesn’t want to be found. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Southern California with her family.

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BOOK BLITZ [Excerpt & 100 Things I Love + Giveaway] White Raven (The White Raven, #1) by J.L. Weil






Title: White Raven (The White Raven, #1)

Author: J.L. Weil
Release date: 2015

I am over the moon excited to share a sneak peek inside my new book, White Raven, book #1 of The Raven Series. White Raven is now available. Piper and Zane, two souls who are too stubborn to know when to give, but when they do sparks fly.

Check out the exclusive excerpt below! For an extended look, the first three chapters are available for free on my wattpad. (Link to add: http://www.wattpad.com/story/29583588-white-raven-raven-series-1)

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DREADFUL LIES.
UNEXPECTED LOVE.
IMPOSSIBLE TRUTH.

It only took one heartbeat to change my life—one chilling phone call in the middle of the night.

And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears.

Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.

Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.

My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening—the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.

Excerpt from White Raven:

TJ and Rose kept the conversation rolling as I gave the appropriate one-word responses or a head nod. I didn’t have much of an appetite, mostly picking at my chicken Caesar salad and gazing out at the ocean, until…
His hair was black as a wintry night, eyes icy blue as a gypsy’s heart. He had a lazy saunter about him and a glint of humor twinkling in those heart-melting eyes. There was nothing loose about his body, muscles bunching as he tethered a boat to the dock. I twiddled the straw, staring brazenly.
Good God. I wanted to have his babies. Not now, but most definitely someday.
And just like that, my summer got a billion times hotter…and interesting—way more interesting. I bit my lip, mulling over how I was going to accidently fall into his pants. Um—I mean path or even his lap would do, anything to get that one’s attention.
Drool hit the table in a mad case of fangirl, and I didn’t even know his name.
As if he sensed he was being slobbered over, his eyes scraped over me, and I held my breath. Holy hot tamales. An electric bolt of…lust maybe, I really didn’t know what it was, but it coiled through my body, making me shudder. A flicker of an unidentified emotion crossed his face, right before a secret smile appeared on his lips. Oh man, don’t get me started on his lips.
Elbows propped on the table, I rested my head on the edge of my palms, continually gazing and getting lost in the depths of his eyes. He hypnotized me. I followed his movements, my eyes glued to him. Then one of my elbows slipped off the table in classic Piper form, and down I went. I caught myself just before my chin whacked a corner of the patio table.
Only me.
Mortified, I closed my eyes.
TJ laughed. “Smooth, Pipe. I think you made a lasting impression.”

100 Things I Love:

Being in love. My boys. Raspberry Mochas. Twilight. Love Pink. The smell of the Ocean. Dark Chocolate. Books. Being married. Harry Potter. Bad Boys. Candles. The Green Bay Packers. Jensen Ackles (duh!). NKOTB. Punky Brewster. Libraries. The Walking Dead. American Eagle jeggings. Owls. Bonfires. Dancing. Libraries with a Starbucks inside. My cat, Kiki. Romance. Vampire Diaries. Ireland. Christmas. Country music. Movies. Motherhood. The sound of water. Sunsets. Sleep. Going out to dinner. Laughing. Shopping. Moonlight. Sex. Amaretto stone sour. My family. Musicals. My macbook. The stars. Reading. Freebies. Back rubs. Fireplaces. Eyes. Daydreaming. Video games. Singing. Twitter. Decorating. Grill outs. The beach. Swearing. Coco-cola. Writing. Madden shoes. Body piercings. Sightseeing. Pretty Little Liars. Purses. Vacations. Sleeping. Staying up late. Lazy afternoons. A clean house. Bubble baths. Home cooked meals. Trends. Cliches. Nora Roberts. Tattoos. Pink hair. Makeup. Magic & Witches. Sparkly things. Hugs. Walt Disney World. My hubby's steak (it was the first meal he ever made me). Kissing and stuff. My little sis. Brantley Gilbert. Wishes. My birthday. Surprises. Blogging. Anything Celtic. Snapping gum. Thunderstorms. Iced coffee. Donuts. Freckles. Perfume. Organization. Butterflies. Summertime. Sips & Sjin.

About the Author:
Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff - sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned ;)

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.




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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOOK TOUR {Guest Post + Giveaway] Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas



Dragons Are People, Too
Release Date: 04/28/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Never judge a dragon by her human cover...

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the ├╝ber-hot Bulisani Mathe.

Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.

Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.



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The Title is the Thing


Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

Writers usually dread the “where do you get your ideas?” question, but in this case, I love telling this story.

Let me set the scene: It’s a few days before Halloween and me and my BFF Chelsea (who loves to read YA fantasy) are carving pumpkins and drinking more wine than you should drink when you’re handling sharp objects. I’d been querying a previous book about demons and kids with magic.

“What are some comp titles for Miranda’s Fire?” I ask.

Chelsea, who already knows what a comp title is because she listens to every word I utter about publishing, no matter how boring I get, says, “Dragons are People, Too!”

It’s never easy to tell if Chelsea is kidding. Just the other day she told me a story about a statue falling down and how thirty people rushed to catch it until it could be repaired and I still don’t know whether that’s true or not. “I don’t,” I start, hesitantly. “I don’t think I’ve head of that.”

“Oh, I just made it up!” She laughs.

I never did get a good comp title suggestion. But I started thinking about the book title. I could write that, I think. Like, Dragons are literally people, too.

“I’m going to get a kitty and name it Dragon,” Chelsea always used to say.

I finally came up with a decent reply one day. “Well, I’m going to get a dragon and name it Kitty.”

Your move, Chelsea.

About the Author
Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She's a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author's assistant. She also blogs at YAtopia and video blogs at the YA Rebels.



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BLOG TOUR [Interview + Giveaway] UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley



UNDERTOW
by Michael Buckley
Pub. Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders. 



If you had a time machine, where would you go (past or future) and who would you like to visit?
I think I'd like to see how my son's life unfolds. Not to sound depressing but my wife and I didn't have him until we were 38 and though I feel fairly confident I'll be around to see the big moments, I know that there will be lots of things I will miss. I'd like to see him become a father, and a grandfather, and peek in to see if he finds someone lovely to share a couple of rocking chairs on a porch. I'd like to visit him and let him know I was always proud of him.    

What’s next on you TBR Pile?
My TBR pile is frighteningly high but I'm torn between The History of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten Songs by Greil Marcus or Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard. Right now I'm working on Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. It's the fourth book in the Raven Boys series and I love it.

Where is your favorite spot to read?
I find that the best place to read is in a hammock and it doesn't matter where that hammock is located. My wife and I recently bought a house with some friends and we were planning the perfect hammock location just the other day.  

If you were on Death Row what would your last meal be?
I think I'd ask Angie Mar to come and surprise me. She's the executive chef at The Beatrice Inn in New York and recently cooked for my wife and I. It was the most decadent and amazing meal—rabbit pot pie, a 45-day aged burger, milk braised pork shoulder—and not a vegetable in sight!  Oh, and there would have to be a milk shake.

Favorite vacation spot?
I've been lucky to have seen a few places that I love—Prague, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, even Honduras—but spending a week in Fair Harbor on Fire Island in New York is my favorite. There are no cars, just bikes, and all the fishing shacks are divided by boardwalks. There's one restaurant, one store, one ice cream shop and almost no wifi, but it's heaven.

Can we get a hint on what you are working on? What are your future plans?
Right now I'm focused on Undertow and its sequels. The second book is called Raging Sea and it's very different than the first, and I'm plotting out the third. After that, I've got about ten ideas I'd like to work on—I just have to listen for whichever is the loudest one in my head. I might be teaming up with Adele Griffin and Julia Devillers on a YA series, and I'm kicking around a middle-grade stand-alone. I never have a shortage of ideas—just a shortage of time to actually do them.    

About Michael:
New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University. After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo (producers of Nickelodeon’s Rugrats). Today he lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Alison, and their son Finn. 





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