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Monday, March 31, 2014

Book Blitz: THE GODDESS WARS Trilogy and a Giveaway!


I am thrilled to take part in this book blitz for Trisha Wolfe! I beta read for her and I adore these books! I always say that New Adult need more than contemporary and if you agree you NEED to get these books! I love me some fantasy and I know you'll love them too!

Of Silver and Beasts (Goddess Wars #1)
Release Date:  April 19th 2013
New Adult Fantasy


In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena.

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older.


Available from:
(FREE on Amazon, FREE on Kobo and Smashwords)
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Of Darkness and Crowns (Goddess Wars #2)
Release Date: September 1, 2013
New Adult Fantasy

***WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ BOOK ONE***



The moon goddess has taken up residency within Prince Caben, darkening his mind and soul. Now he hunts the very women he sacrificed his life to save, his conflicting desires for love and power raging a battle within him. Kaliope possesses the key to setting Bale free, and Caben will stop at nothing to see his goddess restored. Even if that means destroying the kingdom he’s sworn to protect, and the infuriating woman who torments his thoughts.

Kaliope, now the leader to the newly formed Nactue Guard, has vowed to save Caben. But with a traitor lurking among her people, and powers she’s unable to fully control, Kaliope’s mission becomes shrouded with doubt. Her new role as watcher over Caben’s kingdom brings a burden she’s unable to bear alone, and appointing the right person in charge of the prince’s affairs has turned a kingdom against the Nactue leader. Saving her stubborn, willful prince from the darkness overtaking him will be the battle of her life, and she needs people she can trust by her side. But bad blood between members of the Nactue obscure Kaliope’s journey, while her feelings for Caben cloud her judgment.

When the time comes to do what she must to destroy the goddess of chaos, will she be able to if it means losing Caben forever?


Book two of the Goddess Wars is told in dual point of view from Kaliope and Caben. New Adult Dark Fantasy, intended for readers 17 years of age and older. 


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About the Author
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. For more information on Trisha Wolfe and her works, please visit: www.TrishaWolfe.com

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***GIVEAWAY***
1 Caben Flask Necklace (US only)

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 #YAMM Championship Round!




The #YAMM March Madness tournament is almost to its finale! The final two have been chosen did your favorite make it through to the championship round?

The champion will be crowned after this final vote, so make sure you vote and spread the word for your favorite! *Ahem THE TESTING* ;) You may vote once a day at any of the four blogs below but, remember the same poll is on all of our sites so your vote will only count once per site per day.

The championship round will run until Tuesday at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST)!

You can vote here OR at one of the hosts below:

Chick Loves Lit (Contemporary)
The Book Cellar (Fantasy)
Katies Book Blog (Paranormal) 

Get your votes in and make them count!



2014 #YAMM WINNER is.......... THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blog Tour- SALVAGE by Alexandra Duncan a Playlist and a Giveaway!


I am so excited to have Alexandra Duncan here with an awesome playlist for SALVAGE Blog Tour! I loved this book it was an amazing Sci-Fi space story! Check it out and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below!

Haven't heard of SALVAGE? Check it out!


Title: SALVAGE
Author: Alexandra Duncan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 528
Pub. Date: April 1, 2014
Salvage is a thrilling, surprising, and thought-provoking debut novel that will appeal to fans of Across the Universe, by Beth Revis, and The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. This is literary science fiction with a feminist twist, and it explores themes of choice, agency, rebellion, and family. Ava, a teenage girl living aboard the male-dominated, conservative deep space merchant ship Parastrata, faces betrayal, banishment, and death. Taking her fate into her own hands, she flees to the Gyre, a floating continent of garbage and scrap in the Pacific Ocean. This is a sweeping and harrowing novel about a girl who can't read or write or even withstand the forces of gravity. What choices will she make? How will she build a future on an earth ravaged by climate change? Named by the American Booksellers Association as a Spring 2014 Indies Introduce Pick.

Now on to the playlist! I'll add vids for the ones I like for the others click on the links to listen.

My book Salvage is pretty heavy. I don’t just mean that it’s 502 pages long and an excellent improvised self-defense tool with nice, sharp corners. It also deals with some serious subject matter. The story follows sixteen year-old Ava, who has lived her whole life on the deep-space merchant ship Parastrata. Her world is one where men maintain control of life aboard the ship, and women are mainly relegated to manual labor. After she makes a mistake that threatens her life, Ava has to escape to Earth and make her way on a world whose face has been changed by rising water levels. Grief and hardship follow her everywhere she goes.

So naturally, most of the songs on this list are at least somewhat downbeat. And now my shameful secret is revealed: I have a great love of twangy emo indie rock, which I think you can see coming through in this list. Thankfully, I think twangy emo indie rock (with a little bhangra music mixed in) complements Salvage pretty well. I hope you enjoy!

This song makes me think of the women of the Parastrata going about their daily duties as their ship comes into dock.

Ava and Luck’s love is deep, but quiet. To me, it feels a lot like this song.

3.     “The Lion’s Roar,” by First Aid Kit
The longing in this song is overpowering. It perfectly evokes how it feels to be separated from someone you love, the way Ava and Luck are.


I think of this song playing when Ava and Miyole fly through the night to Mumbai. There are no words for what they’ve just been through.

5.     “Mundian to Bach Ke,” by Panjabi MC
I love Bhangra music. It hails from the Punjab region, nowhere near Mumbai, but I think the tempo of this song is perfect for bringing up the image of a city so busy that it overwhelms you when you first see it. I imagine this accompanying Ava and Miyole as they try to navigate through Mumbai for the first time.

This is a great song for Ava when she’s fighting to make her way in Mumbai and feeling world-weary.

This song has all the playful happiness I imagine Ava feeling when she grows more self-assured and used to living in Mumbai. She’s finally found a place where she belongs.

I imagine this song playing while Ava is traveling to Khajjiar in search of Luck.


A good song for the end. But no spoilers!

Thank you Alexandra! Awesome songs love the Mundian to Bach Ke it's so fitting for the scenes in Mumbai!



About Alexandra:
Alexandra Duncan is a writer and librarian. Her short fiction has been published in several Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy anthologies and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Her first novel, Salvage, is forthcoming from Greenwillow Booksin April 2014. She loves anything that gets her hands dirty – pie-baking, leatherworking, gardening, drawing, and rolling sushi. She lives with her husband and two monstrous, furry cats in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Representation by superagent Kate Schafer Testerman of KT Literary.          

Website  |  Blog | Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads






Giveaway Details:

10 finished copies of SALVAGE US Only.


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Tour Schedule

Week One:
3/24/2014- IceyBooks- Interview
3/25/2014- The Eater of Books!Review
3/26/2014- FiktshunGuest Post
3/27/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
3/28/2014- Nerdophiles- Review

Week Two:
3/31/2014- A Book ObsessionInterview
4/1/2014- fangirlish-  Guest Post
4/2/2014- The Book MonstersReview
4/3/2014- Owl Always Be ReadingReview
4/4/2014- Tales of a Ravenous Reader- Interview


2014 #YAMM Final Four Voting



Final Four voting opens today! And now it’s between the genres so I have Sci-Fi/Dystopian THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau going up against THE INDIGO SPELL by Richelle Mead, hosted by the Paranormal Category over at Katie’sBookBlog! Decisions, decisions lol


Make sure to pick your favorite!! 


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And make sure to go to either of these sites to cast you votes for the Fantasy/Contemporary battle! (Ahem go Siege & Storm!!!!! Hehehe)

Fantasy- TheBook Cellar
Contemporary- Chick Loves Lit


Voting ends Saturday, March 29th 8 PM EST!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dying to Read (50)- WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand


Hey y’all thanks for stopping by to see my Dying to Read post and of course as always I have to give credit to the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine for the Waiting on Wednesday Meme!

This week the book I’m dying to read is WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand! I read this synopsis and was like WOW! I love retellings and I've never read a NUTCRACKER one before! I love that ballet so I knew I had to add this to my TBR!!


WINTERSPELL
Claire Legrand
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 
ISBN: 978-1442465985

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

So what do you think? Will you be adding this to your pile? What are you dying to read this week?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Launch Day Party! THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neale and a Giveaway!


Today is release day for THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neale! Help us celebrate the release of this amazing novella and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!


 Every sacrifice has consequences.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?



Available for FREE on Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Also available in PRINT from Amazon


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Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 #YAMM Elite Eight Voting is Open!!!



Fourth round voting opens today! Make sure to pick your favorite!!

And go to the other sites to cast you votes for the other genres!
Paranormal- Katie’sBook Blog
Fantasy- The Book Cellar
Contemporary- Chick Loves Lit


Pick your Favorite!
  
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Voting ends Wednesday, March 26th!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Blog Tour- THE QUEEN'S CHOICE by Cayla Kluver and a Giveaway!


I am so excited to have Cayla Kluver here with an awesome interview for THE QUEEN'S CHOICE Blog Tour! I loved this book it was an awesome fantasy story with fairies and I have my favorite character from the book here today to talk a bit about himself! Check it out and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below!

Haven't heard of THE QUEEN'S CHOICE? Check it out!


Title: THE QUEEN'S CHOICE (The Heirs of Chrior #1)
Author: Cayla Kluver
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub. Date: January 28, 2014
Pages: 512
Find it: 
Goodreads| Amazon |  Barnes & Noble Indie Bound | BookDepository
Magic was seeping out of me, black and agonizing. I could see it drifting away. The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again.
When sixteen-year-old Anya learns that her aunt, Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief is equaled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom. Her young cousin, Illumina, is unfit to rule, and Anya is determined not to take up the queen's mantle herself.

Convinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel, who long ago disappeared into the human realm of Warckum, and persuade him to take up his rightful crown, Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home. But her journey is doomed to be more harrowing than she ever could have imagined….

Now on to the interview!

Hi William! Welcome to Two Chicks on Books! Let me just say I have become a big fan of yours and I can’t wait for the readers to meet you! Ok so on to my questions….

You’ve led a rather colorful life can you tell me the most exotic place you’ve traveled to? What about the ugliest?

I said goodbye to the ugliest place when I left home, although the cabin of my fellow pirate Fane’s ship is a fairly vile venue. As for the most exotic… I’ve traveled all over the world, seen deserts and frozen wastelands, outsmarted the authorities of a hundred nations, and said goodbye to dozens of extraordinary women. Choosing just one would be impossible.

Have you always been a pirate? How was your childhood?

I was born with the hat and a pistol. Not really, of course, but I do like to think I’ve always had a pirate’s spirit. I grew up wondering why people are so eager to fit themselves and others into boxes. It’s restrictive and unnatural. The pirate’s life revolves around freedom and honesty – laugh if you will, but what’s more honest than following one’s instincts and innate desires? That’s the life I was born to live.

You seem to have a pretty big fan club. Lots of girls I noticed…Do you have a girlfriend?

I don’t like to be tied down. There are women I respect, women I spend time with, certainly… but I wouldn’t say I have a girlfriend, per se. It’s a simple matter of independence. Independence is paramount for me. Not to mention, attachments endanger the people in my life. I couldn’t stand to paint a target on anyone’s back.

What is the most important or most impressive thing that you have stolen?

A man’s life.

What’s a day like in the life of William Wolfram Pyrite?

It depends on whether I’m on the open sea or at port. When I’m at sea, every day is either a primitive battle for survival against the elements, or a beautiful merging with them. The sun on my back, windburn from the sails, storms, the view from the crow’s nest, it’s always heaven or hell and nothing in between. I love the extremes. Seizing transport ships and stealing from the wealthy fat cats… hurting them heals me. At port, relaxation rules. My mates and I wile away our time at the Paladin, a pub on the shore of Sheness where music and drinking and rowdy behavior is the norm. It’s a perfect life.

You are definitely mysterious. Are there any secrets you’d like to tell us?

Well now, if I told you my secrets, the mystery would ebb away, now wouldn’t it? But I’ll let you in on just one, if you promise to keep it between us. The first time I met Fane, he stabbed me. Then a month later, he was holding me up while I vomited my way toward getting my sea legs. That’s right… William Wolfram Pyrite got horribly, terribly seasick.

Anything you’d like to tell our readers?


Just that I can’t wait to meet them all… and I bet they’re all lookers. ;) And, of course, a big thank-you for having me.

Thank you William! It was great getting to know you better!!





About Cayla:

With the book industry currently in a debate over print vs. digital, Cayla Kluver, born October 2, 1992 in Wisconsin, truly embodies the next generation of author. At just 19 years-old, Cayla has already published her debut novel Legacy in three different formats.
It all began with self-publication and the creation of her own publishing house (with the he lp of her mom, called: Forsooth Publishing) in 2008. Cayla was then offered a digital debut with Amazon (was the premier title for Amazon’s self-publishing program, Amazon Encore) in 2009. Finally in 2010 Cayla was signed to a three book publishing deal with Harlequin TEEN.

She has cats, dogs and horses, and watches more crime shows than is probably healthy.  Her office is filled with twinkly lights, candles and fun colors.  She loves Robert Louis Stevenson and the Beatles, and you can follow her on Twitter @CaylaKL, as well as join her fan page on Facebook.








Contest Info:  

Each tour stop is offering up a copy of The Queen’s Choice, and one winner will receive a fantastic grand prize package including the following Harlequin Teen titles: 2 copies of The Queen’s Choice, a copy of White Hot Kiss and Grim, a signed copy of Heartbeat and a complete set of The Legacy trilogy from Cayla Kluver.

Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open to US/Canada.



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Tour Schedule:


Monday, March 17th - YA Bibliophile
Wednesday, March 19th - Mundie Moms
Friday, March 21th - Two Chicks on Books


Monday, March 24th - Melissa's Eclectic Book Shelf
Wednesday, March 26th - Refracted Light Reviews
Friday, March 28th - Such A Novel Idea
For more info about the guest posts you can direct your readers to the Tour Page



Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 #YAMM Sweet Sixteen Voting is open!




Third round voting opens today! Make sure to pick your favorite!!

And go to the other sites to cast you votes for the other genres!
Paranormal- Katie’s BookBlog
Fantasy- The Book Cellar
Contemporary- Chick Love Lit

Pick your Favorite!
  
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Voting ends Sunday, March 23rd!
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