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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Blog Tour- REMNANTS OF BLOOD by @hfcunningham With The Book Dream Cast & A #Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the REMNANTS OF BLOOD by H. F. Cunningham Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: REMNANTS OF BLOOD

Author: H. F. Cunningham

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Publisher: H. F. Cunningham

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 482

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

The Fair Folk are the stuff of myth. Stories of monsters and old magicks. But all myths carry a grain of truth. That truth is that remnants of this ancient power live on in the blood of their descendants.

When Tannin’s grandfather dies, he leaves her with a mountain of trouble. Between cryptic journals that warn of unknown foes lying in wait and a crippling debt owed to a cruel and formidable local Laird, Tannin is thrown into a cut-throat world where she is perilously out of her depth.

But her problems have only just begun. Secrets lurk in Tannin’s bloodstream – secrets not even she is aware of. And they want out.

A scheming princess with the offer of an alliance. A secret society with murderous intentions. A dark past that refuses to stay buried. Tannin’s life will never be the same.

Reviews:

"If you are a fan of fantasy, court intrigues, queer characters and a good old enemy to lovers trope, I can only urge you to put this on your TBR pile and read this book ASAP!” —Goodreads review

"Remnants of Blood is a must-read for any fan of the fantasy genre, and those interested in creative spins on folklore and legends. Cunningham’s writing style is sure to enrapture any reader and leave them wanting more. "—
Goodreads review

"
I would recommend this book to any lover of the fantasy genre, queer characters, action-packed fight scenes, and an overall amazing story! If you don’t already, then I would recommend adding Remnants of Blood to your TBR list immediately! "— Goodreads review

 

Book Trailer:


Book Dream Cast (All photos from imdb.com)

I’m going entirely off vibe and character personality and not so much aesthetics for this list so don’t take it at face (HA) value. Also I would insist on queer actors playing my queer characters so again take this list with a large pinch of salt. I’ve tried to pick actors who’ve worked in the same genre as Remnants of Blood too so hopefully people can build a good mental picture of how I imagine these characters.

This is not an extremely well thought out list because I don’t let myself get to excited about adaptations etc because it’s still very early days for the Remnants series. Baby steps.

 

Tannin: Alba Baptista in Warrior Nun is peak Tannin vibes and has the “adorable but will fight you” thing going on as well as plenty of sass. Aesthetics aren’t quite right but the attitude is spot on.

 





Ava: Katherine Langford in Cursed is a pretty good aesthetic approximation of Ava in my mind. 



Or



Katie McGrath’s Season One Morgana in Merlin. She’s got the right haughty “better than you but trying to do good” attitude that is quite central to Ava’s character.

 





Attilo: Gerard Butler but maybe a little bit older. He’s got the right “older manly warrior who is deadly but soft” thing Attilo has.

 







Flint: You seen the Shannara Chronicles? Yeah Austin Butler when he has the shorter hair is kinda what I picture Flint as. But with way more confidence and mischievous flair

 







Eve:

Angel Coulby as Gwen in Merlin is kinda the right vibe and aesthetics. Hard worker and loyal but
won’t take any shit.

 







About H. F. Cunningham:

Hello! I'm HF Cunningham; a queer YA/NA fantasy author who likes puns!

My debut novel Remnants of Blood is launching 14th September 2021 and is perfect for lovers of fantasy, intruiging characters, enemies to lovers, monsters, scottish accents and witty banter!

Follow me on instagram hfcunningham.author or twitter hfcunningham or check out my website www.hfcunningham.com

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 



Giveaway Details:

2 winners will win a signed finished copy of REMNANTS OF BLOOD & swag, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/20/2021

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

9/20/2021

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

9/21/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

9/21/2021

@karendeeandabc

IG Post

9/22/2021

Never Hollowed By The Stare

Excerpt

9/22/2021

YA Books Central

Guest Post

9/23/2021

The Book Review Crew

Review

9/23/2021

@bookstagramofmine

Review

9/24/2021

GivernyReads

Review

9/24/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

Week Two:

9/27/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

9/27/2021

Pagesofyellow

Review

9/28/2021

Lexijava_Bookish

Review

9/28/2021

BookHounds YA

Review

9/29/2021

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

9/29/2021

Dorky Girl and Skeletor

Excerpt

9/30/2021

Books and Kats

Excerpt

9/30/2021

Lily Luchesi's Blog

Review

10/1/2021

@bookisheclectic

Review

10/1/2021

Devouring Books

Excerpt


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Release Week Blitz- REMNANTS OF BLOOD by @hfcunningham With Teasers & A #Giveaway!

I am so excited that REMNANTS OF BLOOD by H. F. Cunningham is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes an awesome giveaway courtesy of H.F., & Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

 

About The Book:

Title: REMNANTS OF BLOOD

Author: H. F. Cunningham

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Publisher: H. F. Cunningham

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 482

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

The Fair Folk are the stuff of myth. Stories of monsters and old magicks. But all myths carry a grain of truth. That truth is that remnants of this ancient power live on in the blood of their descendants.

When Tannin’s grandfather dies, he leaves her with a mountain of trouble. Between cryptic journals that warn of unknown foes lying in wait and a crippling debt owed to a cruel and formidable local Laird, Tannin is thrown into a cut-throat world where she is perilously out of her depth.

But her problems have only just begun. Secrets lurk in Tannin’s bloodstream – secrets not even she is aware of. And they want out.

A scheming princess with the offer of an alliance. A secret society with murderous intentions. A dark past that refuses to stay buried. Tannin’s life will never be the same.

Reviews:

"If you are a fan of fantasy, court intrigues, queer characters and a good old enemy to lovers trope, I can only urge you to put this on your TBR pile and read this book ASAP!” —Goodreads review

"Remnants of Blood is a must-read for any fan of the fantasy genre, and those interested in creative spins on folklore and legends. Cunningham’s writing style is sure to enrapture any reader and leave them wanting more. "—
Goodreads review

"
I would recommend this book to any lover of the fantasy genre, queer characters, action-packed fight scenes, and an overall amazing story! If you don’t already, then I would recommend adding Remnants of Blood to your TBR list immediately! "— Goodreads review

 

Book Trailer:


Excerpt: 




 

About H. F. Cunningham:

Hello! I'm HF Cunningham; a queer YA/NA fantasy author who likes puns!

My debut novel Remnants of Blood is launching 14th September 2021 and is perfect for lovers of fantasy, intruiging characters, enemies to lovers, monsters, scottish accents and witty banter!

Follow me on instagram hfcunningham.author or twitter hfcunningham or check out my website www.hfcunningham.com

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will win a signed finished copy of REMNANTS OF BLOOD & swag, US Only.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Release Day Blitz- SHOOT DOWN THE STARS by Lauren Biel With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

I am so excited that SHOOT DOWN THE STARS by Lauren Biel is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes an awesome giveaway courtesy of Lauren, & Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

 

About The Book:

Title: SHOOT DOWN THE STARS

Author: Lauren Biel

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Publisher: Lauren Biel

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 226

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon

READ FOR FREE WITH A KINDLE UNLIMTED MEMBERSHIP!

If you want sweet lovemaking, this book isn’t for you.

This story is raw, gritty, and will leave you wanting more.

Emily Maylor is a shy and self-conscious bookworm.

David Norstar is an outgoing and popular newcomer.


After meeting in high school, they soon develop an unshakable bond that lasts well into adulthood.

But, with this bond comes drug addiction, unrequited love, and feelings of jealousy.


Will they lose one another, or will they be able to find what they have been missing in each other all along?

This contemporary dark romance is recommended for adult readers only. Please refer to the Content Advisory page for content warnings.

Reviews:

"Shoot Down the Stars was an emotionally raw story about finding yourself and allowing yourself to be loved the way you deserve. The level of realness was heartbreaking, the characters went through so many struggles, yet by the end, I was left with a smile on my face. —Charity B. Author of Skeleton King

"I never knew I was capable of love, hate, distress and gut wrenching sadness at the same time until I read this book. Proceed with caution."—Beth H.

"I literally loved and hated every character at some point in the book. The emotional impact is just amazing."—Author R.N Gosser

 

Book Trailer:


Excerpt:

I shrug toward David and brush my dark red hair over my shoulder, holding it back with my hand. I lean down to inhale another line of powder into my sinuses so it can light the fire within my brain. To clear the drugs from my nostril, I sit up, sniff, and wipe my nose. White residue clings to my thumb and forefinger.

David and I sit across from each other. The case rests between us like a Ouija board, but the only phantoms we are invoking are our own. I push it out of the way and scoot toward him. My legs are made of lead. I’m heavy and somehow weightless at the same time. I’m floating, but my body descends through whatever it touches. 

I sit next to him, sinking into the wall and through the bed. He puts his hand over mine, and our fingers intertwine. I lean my head on his shoulder. He sighs and turns his face until our lips are nearly touching. There’s a thread that draws me closer to him, but it’s always severed just before anything happens. I slip back down to reality. 

“This feels good, Emily.”

“I know, doesn’t it?”

I smile up at him and sit back to enjoy the utter blankness within my mind. It is blanketed, dark, and perfect. Despite the darkness, there’s a tiny flicker of light—a sensibility to know that numbing myself is not a good coping mechanism. But even so, what’s the worst that can happen?

 

About Lauren Biel:

Lauren Biel is an up-and-coming author who loves to write angsty emotion romances, Traumances if you will. When she’s not working, she’s writing. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her husband, her friends, or her pets. You might also find her on a horseback trail ride or sitting beside a waterfall in Upstate New York. She has a pretty normal life, yet her stories are anything but normal.

Lauren’s stories are often emotionally raw, with lots of twists and turns. She describes her writing as “where light meets dark”, which represents how her witty humor compliments the darkness in every story. Instead of trying to mold her writing to fit in a box, she chooses to be unapologetically herself. Genre is no constraint for her, ranging from new age, to post-apocalyptic, and even paranormal. And everything in between! The common theme in every book is finding love when you least expect it. She enjoys putting her characters through tribulations, allowing their triumphs to be that much more poignant. Make sure you have your seatbelts secured. It’s always a bumpy ride.

Visit Laurens website at: https://www.laurenbiel.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of SHOOT DOWN THE STARS, US Only.

3 winners will win an ebook of SHOOT DOWN THE STARS, International.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 13, 2021

Blog Tour- SHOOT DOWN THE STARS by Lauren Biel With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SHOOT DOWN THE STARS by Lauren Biel Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: SHOOT DOWN THE STARS

Author: Lauren Biel

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Publisher: Lauren Biel

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 226

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon

READ FOR FREE WITH A KINDLE UNLIMTED MEMBERSHIP!

If you want sweet lovemaking, this book isn’t for you.

This story is raw, gritty, and will leave you wanting more.

Emily Maylor is a shy and self-conscious bookworm.

David Norstar is an outgoing and popular newcomer.


After meeting in high school, they soon develop an unshakable bond that lasts well into adulthood.

But, with this bond comes drug addiction, unrequited love, and feelings of jealousy.


Will they lose one another, or will they be able to find what they have been missing in each other all along?

This contemporary dark romance is recommended for adult readers only. Please refer to the Content Advisory page for content warnings.

Reviews:

"Shoot Down the Stars was an emotionally raw story about finding yourself and allowing yourself to be loved the way you deserve. The level of realness was heartbreaking, the characters went through so many struggles, yet by the end, I was left with a smile on my face. —Charity B. Author of Skeleton King

"I never knew I was capable of love, hate, distress and gut wrenching sadness at the same time until I read this book. Proceed with caution."—Beth H.

"I literally loved and hated every character at some point in the book. The emotional impact is just amazing."—Author R.N Gosser

 

Book Trailer:



Excerpt:

I shrug toward David and brush my dark red hair over my shoulder, holding it back with my hand. I lean down to inhale another line of powder into my sinuses so it can light the fire within my brain. To clear the drugs from my nostril, I sit up, sniff, and wipe my nose. White residue clings to my thumb and forefinger.

David and I sit across from each other. The case rests between us like a Ouija board, but the only phantoms we are invoking are our own. I push it out of the way and scoot toward him. My legs are made of lead. I’m heavy and somehow weightless at the same time. I’m floating, but my body descends through whatever it touches. 

I sit next to him, sinking into the wall and through the bed. He puts his hand over mine, and our fingers intertwine. I lean my head on his shoulder. He sighs and turns his face until our lips are nearly touching. There’s a thread that draws me closer to him, but it’s always severed just before anything happens. I slip back down to reality. 

“This feels good, Emily.”

“I know, doesn’t it?”

I smile up at him and sit back to enjoy the utter blankness within my mind. It is blanketed, dark, and perfect. Despite the darkness, there’s a tiny flicker of light—a sensibility to know that numbing myself is not a good coping mechanism. But even so, what’s the worst that can happen?

 

 

About Lauren Biel:

Lauren Biel is an up-and-coming author who loves to write angsty emotion romances, Traumances if you will. When she’s not working, she’s writing. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her husband, her friends, or her pets. You might also find her on a horseback trail ride or sitting beside a waterfall in Upstate New York. She has a pretty normal life, yet her stories are anything but normal.

Lauren’s stories are often emotionally raw, with lots of twists and turns. She describes her writing as “where light meets dark”, which represents how her witty humor compliments the darkness in every story. Instead of trying to mold her writing to fit in a box, she chooses to be unapologetically herself. Genre is no constraint for her, ranging from new age, to post-apocalyptic, and even paranormal. And everything in between! The common theme in every book is finding love when you least expect it. She enjoys putting her characters through tribulations, allowing their triumphs to be that much more poignant. Make sure you have your seatbelts secured. It’s always a bumpy ride.

Visit Laurens website at: https://www.laurenbiel.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of SHOOT DOWN THE STARS, US Only.

3 winners will win an ebook of SHOOT DOWN THE STARS, International.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/13/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

9/14/2021

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

9/15/2021

BookHounds

Guest Post

9/16/2021

A Dream Within A Dream

Excerpt

9/17/2021

Emmiepooh2

Review

Week Two:

9/20/2021

yaydaydayreads

Review

9/21/2021

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

9/22/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Review

9/23/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

9/24/2021

@minnesota_mailer

Review/ IG Post


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