Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Red Rising Release Day Flash Giveaway

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RED RISING by Pierce Brown
Published by Del Rey – Random House
Hardcover: 978-0-345-53978-6
Ebook: 978-0-345-53979-3

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“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power.  He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.


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About Pierce Brown
Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. Now he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Grimnirs Blog Tour and Giveaway




Book Title:  Grimnirs
Series:  A Runes Novel
Author:  Ednah Walters
Release Date:  December 2nd 2013
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Firetrail Publishing
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One lost love.

One lost best friend.

One hot soul reaper.

Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.

The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.

Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.



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EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released April 2013. She’s currently working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com.

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS [Book 2.5] was released in December 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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My Review

Grimnirs rocks the Runes series with an incredible storyline, hot guys, and intense action!

The Runes series continues with the third installment called Grimnirs, featuring Cora and Echo.

Cora has just arrived home from PMI, and trying to adjust to seeing souls. She becomes confused when everyone at school acts as though she has only been gone for a week, when actually its been a lot longer. She is told about things she did, which never could have happened. As she just goes along with what she's told, she's in her room when Echo arrives, acting like they are lovers. She finally convinces him she doesn't remember him, and that's when he realises the Norns must have erased her memory. Then the real adventure begins.

I can't say how much I LOVE this series. Grimnirs takes a different spin by focusing on Cora and Echo instead of Raine and Torin. We learn more about Echo, which I feel will be vital as the series progresses. Cora's attraction to Echo is undeniable. Echo is mysterious. Of course, our favorite characters are all present throughout the story. Cora learns more about the world she has no choice to accept. The whole plot is brilliant how it ties in with the previous installments, opening the world to a whole new level of adventure. It's the complete package with steamy romance, loyal friendships, alliances, intense action, and unexpected twists and turns. This series being one of my favorites, you won't be disappointed in Grimnirs.

Gorgeous Valkyries and Grimnirs, need I say more? You will definitely find a new book boyfriend here.


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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Songs and Signal Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for SONG AND SIGNAL by M.E. Patterson
January 24th Michael SciFi Fan INTERVIEW 
January 25th Insane About Books REVIEW
January 26th Real Bookshelves of Room 918 REVIEW
January 27th Curling Up With A Good Book SPOTLIGHT
January 28th Cabin Goddess REVIEW
January 29th Lucy Pireel DREAM CAST
January 30th Mother/Gamer/Writer REVIEW
January 31st Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
February 1st Mom With A Kindle A GAME OF WOULD YOU RATHER 
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* From the award-winning, bestselling author of Devil’s Hand and Burning Cards comes a universe-spanning science fiction adventure. *
Seventeen year-old genius Zakari Sharp has never stood on the surface of a planet, never seen a sun-streaked sky. He lives on a corporate-owned mining facility at the edge of the solar system, with a mute alien for a guardian and brainwashed, muscle-bound ex-convicts for company. The day his father vanished was so long ago that Zak thought he would never hear from him again.
Zak was wrong.
Now, chased off-station by a cabal of mythical assassins, Zak and his best friend Liz embark on a harrowing journey across the galaxy, to find his father’s hiding place and learn the universe-shaking discovery that hides with him. But their enemies will stop at nothing to steal the secret themselves.
Can a teenage boy change the fate of the universe? Or will a nanotech-wielding killer reach him first?

PRAISE FOR SONG AND SIGNAL:
“The kind of storytelling that makes a statement: M. E. Patterson is here to stay.” — Austin Post
“[Song and Signal is] WELL worth the read. Enjoyable and immersive.” — Michal
“Patterson’s work will blow you away… a page turning, roller coaster ride.” — ReviewsByMolly

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My Review

Song and Signal is one of those type of books that will help you harness your crazy Sci-fi geek self that you thought you lost.  I thought I lost it, since it's been a while that I have read a good sci-fi novel.  I can say, without a doubt, I'm psyched once again for the sci-fi genre.

Zak is alone, being raised by an alien, and doing crazy dangerous things to earn creds because he's dirt poor.  He's had a rough go, with his father taking off with a stolen ship, and mother dying at a very young age.  However, he has Liz...his best friend who is always there for him to get him out of trouble, and to scold him.

Zak has always wanted that BIG adventure...the adventure that will take him away across the universe to new places.  Little did Zak know, that a comm later, he will be on that intense adventure running for his life and running for the truth.

MAN, how I love this genre.  Song and Signal is unique and creative.  How I would love to get into M.E. Patterson's mind and learn how he created all these unique aliens.  The technology alone within this story plays a huge part, and is just the icing on the cake towards the creative imagination skills.  You will easily be able to visualize the space stations, vessels, aliens...well, I could go on but you need a little bit of surprise.  

I adored all the characters....Zak is the go-without-thinking type. Liz, tries to be the logical one.  There's the loyal friends and evil villians that even out nicely.  But don't think you will know what to expect, no...no...no...it's got the twists and turns.  The story has some moments of humor, heartbreak, seriousness...it pretty much has all the ingredients for a great story.  So grab a copy of Song and Signal, and dive in to another world and time.

The Truth is out there.
(all around X-Files geek here for sure!)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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M. E. Patterson is a bestselling author of highly-rated horror and science fiction novels for both teens and adult readers. His first novel, Devil’s Hand, was a Kindle bestseller in Horror, and was the winner of Kindle Book Review’s 2012 “Best Indie Horror Novel” award.
In addition to writing fiction, Mr. Patterson is also an accomplished web software engineer and software consultant, currently working with the video game industry. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family.
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Final Life Book Blast and Giveaway




Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn't think things can get any worse until she's invited to a quirky neighbor's party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique's world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence--a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who's moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she's to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can't stop thinking about because if she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real.





Praise for FINAL LIFE

"Rose Garcia will explode your mind with action packed scenes and emotional turmoil.” - Moonlight Book Reviews

"The whole transhuman concept had the whole Sci-Fi/Fantasy element going on, yet Rose Garcia has written it in a way that is both fresh and believable, with the classic good versus evil theme incorporated." - Always YA at Heart


"Final Life is filled with magical moments, heart aching moments, action, and suspense. I look forward to the next chapter of Dominique's story." - WinterHaven Books



SNEAK PEEK

“Dominique, please. Hear us out,” Dad said.
            “No! You hear ME out! You brought me to this stupid city, and I hate it here! Everything about this place sucks, and now, because of you, I’m crazy!” Tear trickled down my face, and I wiped them away fast. “Okay? Fucking crazy! And it’s all your fault!”
            Instantly I bit my lip because I regretted my words, but they were out already. Besides, they needed to know how pissed I was.
            Dad paced the room. “You have every right to be upset, Dominique. We never meant for any of this to happen.”
            I didn’t even notice Farrell at my side until he took my hand.  “Dominique, I told you. You’re not crazy.”

            My head began to swoon. My knees buckled. Every time I was near Farrell, a funny feeling came over me. Sometimes it was a subtle dizziness, other times a tingle throughout my body, but always the feeling warmed me. Calmed me. And seemed so natural and familiar.         
“What are you doing to me?” I whispered.



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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com









Friday, January 17, 2014

Pretty Little Dreams Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: Pretty Little Dreams (Pretty Little Lies, #2) 
Author: Jennifer Miller 
Release Date: January 13, 2014 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


SYNOPSIS:
There is a place in all of us where our deepest secrets lie in wait for their moment to surface, and surface they will.
After living through a real live nightmare, Olivia wants nothing but to forget. Forget and move on. But how do you forget something that has stained your soul and forces you to lie to your loved ones? Even if your intentions are to spare them the horrors of the truth?
Luke knows Olivia is not as recovered as she would have him believe. He can see the pain she tries to keep hidden behind her eyes, and knows she has not told him everything. But how do you save someone who won’t let you in? Where shame holds Olivia captive, Luke suffers through the guilt of not protecting the one person he loves more than anything.
Can two people who have suffered so dearly find a way to come together or will they risk the dreams they have placed in each other’s hearts? Can love find a way where forgiveness cannot?


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EXCERPT:
“HELP! I’VE BEEN KIDNAPPED. SOMEONE HEL…”
Suddenly, I am grabbed from behind and dragged into the bedroom and thrown on the bed like a rag doll. I try to roll onto my back but instead a weight settles on my back, and my face gets shoved into the mattress.
“Shut the fuck up, bitch.”
The voice is not Deacon’s. I freeze as shock runs through my body from head to toe, paralyzing me in fear.
“Lover boy isn’t here to save you. It might be worth facing his anger to shut you up permanently.”
I don’t speak. I’m afraid to move. Who is this man? He moves off me so he can roughly flip me over. I stare up into his hard eyes. He’s not an attractive man. Light hair, pointy nose, and lips so thin they’re hardly there at all. He has a scar that runs from the tip of his eyebrow to the middle of his cheek. “Leave me alone.”
“I don’t think I will… what does he call you? Princess? I don’t think I will, princess.” He says mockingly. Then, to my horror he runs his hand down the front of my body, squeezing my breasts painfully and then gripping my hip. His breathing starts quickening.
“No, please don’t touch me.”
“That’s right, beg, you bitch. Next time you will think twice about breaking the rules and trying to yell for help.”
Oh God. He’s going to hurt me, or worse. I do the only thing I can. I start struggling. I kick my legs like a three-year-old having a tantrum. I throw my head back and forth and get one of my hands loose and scrape my nails down the front of his face. “Let go of me!” I scream.

MY REVIEW

After an intense cliffhanger in Pretty Little Lies, Pretty Little Dreams steps up the pace.

Olivia and Luke have a lot to get through together.  The past love will be put through devastating trials as they both try to come to terms with the abuse Olivia has lived through.  Luke is with her every step of the way, except it's difficult for Olivia to completely trust again...and that is understandable with everything she has been through.

Pretty Little Dreams is SO incredible!  The characters that I fell in love with in Pretty Little Lies are in full force and full of surprises.  Just when you think Olivia will get through her ordeal...WHAM!!  There's love, undying friendships, drama galore in this incredible journey of trying to find your first love all over again.

Pyper is the best of best friends.  She is sassy and supports Olivia just as a true friend should.  Luke is an old school romantic, determined to never let Olivia go again. and the x-husband, well, he doesn't even deserve to have his first name mentioned...he's as dirty as they come.  Olivia is proof that you can overcome horrific obstacles and has a spirit to prove it with all her amazing support team.

The whole plot is real and inspiring.  I could not get enough. It's one of those romances that leaves you satisfied from the first to the last word.  You MUST read this series, you will not be disappoint one bit!




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Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own.
Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pretty Little Lies Review

Title: Pretty Little Lies

 Author: Jennifer Miller

Publish Date: Published June 12th 2013

Synopsis:
A little lie can change the course of everything. . . Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves. Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia. Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t. Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?
Pretty Little Lies is a romance that leads you through physical and emotional growth of true love. 

 Olivia has had her heart broken more than once. She is determined to piece back her emotions by starting fresh, and returning to her home town. She moves in with her best friend, Pyper, the one that she completely trusts, and start dating all over again. 

 When she runs into her first love, she will discover truths, and learning how to trust all over again. Pretty Little Lies is just completely AWESOMESAUCE!! I usually don’t read many romances, but I’m finding out that I LOVE them. Olivia has been through a lot. Never quite forgetting her first love….and lets be honest, who ever forgets their first love? 

 How many of us have the chance to make that first love work again? This story is full of hopeful romance, unexpected drama, and quirkiness that will keep you glued to the pages. I fell in love with the characters instantly. Luke is the sweetest guy ever and you will find yourself rooting for the two to get back together. HOWEVER, a story wouldn’t be interesting if there were not obstacles in the way. And BOY, is there a HUGE obstacle. The ending of course will leaves on a HUGE cliffhanger, but luckily, the new installment, Pretty Little Dreams has just been released. SO, you can continue on with the story. It is a great read that I highly recommend!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Destined for Love Book Nerd Blast

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This is the 5th book in the blast series for Melissa Foster.
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Destined for Love
**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Friendship on Fire, The Bradens, Book Three.
“Sensual, sexy, and satisfying. A captivating blend of the dance between lust, love, and life.” – Bestselling author, Keri Nola
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** Destined for Love is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.
DESTINED FOR LOVE is the fifth book in the Love in Bloom: The Bradens & The Snow Sisters series (a 9 book series, released in full by Jan. 14, 2014), and the 2nd book in The BradensWhile Destined for Love can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the LOVE IN BLOOM series in series order.
Love hot cowboys? 

Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town.After ditching a horrific relationship–and her veterinary practice in the process–Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life.
Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny–and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.
Watch for the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:
SNOW SISTERS
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
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THE BRADENS
Lovers at Heart
Destined for Love
Friendship on Fire
Sea of Love
Bursting with Love
Hearts at Play
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fallen Star Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

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Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Fallen Star by Jim Cangany
January 5th: Dream With In A Dream REVIEW
January 6th: Swoony Boys Podcast SPOTLIGHT
January 7th Me, My Shelf and I INTERVIEW
January 8th: Mom With a Kindle REVIEW
January 9th: The Girl Bookaholic DREAM CAST
January 10th Hedonistic Minimilist SPOTLIGHT & EXCERPT
January 11th: Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace REVIEW
Insane About Books REVIEW
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Fallen Star
North Star Trilogy #1
When ordinary guy, E.J. McCarty, crosses paths with not-so-ordinary Annie Wilson, extraordinary things happen. For E.J., it’s the start of a great adventure. For Annie, it’s an escape from colossal failure. But thanks to fate–and Amtrak–they’re thrust together on the cross-country ride of their lives.
E.J. and Annie like each other, so what’s the problem? Rock star/actress Cassandra Lawrence is the problem. Despite their obvious attraction to each other, Cassandra’s history in show biz and distrustful nature conspire to keep them apart.
Can E.J. break down the walls Cassandra has built around Annie? Can Annie learn to trust E.J. enough to let him even try? And what’s with E.J.’s bizarre dreams about the North Star? From Chicago, through the heartland and all the way to the Malibu Pier, they struggle to accept that while faith, hope and love are important, trust is the key to the future.
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My Review

Fallen Star is a romance that is sweet, funny, and will take you on an Amtrak ride that you will never forget.

E.J. has dealt with a lot of heart ache the past few years, so he is about to leave from Chicago on a much needed vacation.  With Las Vegas as his final destination, he decides to take his time and see some sights along the way.  This is a time for him to reflect, and to start piecing his life back together after being put on hold for so long.

Then E.J. meets Annie in Chicago.

I usually don't read romance.  However, this story caught my attention and I was eager to give it a try.  Being a girl from the Midwest, being just hours between Chicago and St. Louis, I completely enjoyed the setting of this story.  Traveling through territory that I know, and places that I have visited, brought back my own memories.

E.J. was raised old school.  Being taught to be polite and put others before himself.  This is a rare quality these days and I fell head over heals for his character.  E.J. is exactly what Annie needs in her life to balance her out.  Their adventure along the rails was fun and humorous as they gradually started to learn more about each other, having fate throw them both on the same path.  Through the story, you gradually learn about each of their pasts, making them into who they are today.  However, you also feel their heartache and loneliness.  It was a refreshing read that still holds a place in my mind a week after I finished it.

Fallen Star is an amazing romance read that will grab your heart, and give you that satisfying feeling that destiny over rules.


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Friday, January 10, 2014

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The countdown to college has begun.

When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can't wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California.

The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren's learned anything from being the oldest of six, it's that you can't always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.

Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they've never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other.

With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl, and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high school, when everything feels like it's ending just as it's beginning.

The authors, Sara and Tara, will be touring for this book, so if you are in the area, please try to stop in and see them!


    • January 12, 2014 – New York, NY: McNally Jackson [venue link]
    • January 15, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT: The King's English [venue link]
    • January 16, 2014 – Provo, UT: Provo Library [venue link]
    • February 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA: Books Inc, Opera Plaza [venue link
    • February 5, 2015 – Petaluma, CA: Copperfield's Books [venue link]

About the Authors


Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, California, and now lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of The Lucy VariationsHow to Save a LifeWhat We LostSweethearts, and the National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl. Her website is www.sarazarr.com.

Tara Altebrando is an author of books for adults and teens, including The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) LifeDreamland Social ClubWhat Happens Here and The Pursuit of Happiness. She lives with her family in Queens, New York. Her website is www.taraaltebrando.com.
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Praise for the book


  • *"The authors give the story big doses of humor, sensitivity, and sweetness, along with a complex and realistic cast; EB and Lauren's stories amount to two great novels in one." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
  • "An honest and pitch-perfect story that's filled to the brim with our most overwhelming emotions: fear, hope, and love." ( Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss ).
  • "This winning novel charms from the start. Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando perfectly capture the summer after high school graduation in all its glorious excitement and uncertainty. Required reading for the college bound!" ( Megan McCafferty, NYT bestselling author of Jessica Darling's It List ).
  • "Authentic and drama filled." (Booklist).
  • "The main characters' back stories are engaging, and the large supporting cast of friends and family members are well-developed and integral to the girls' growth....The novel's deeply embedded theme of transition will have tremendous appeal for any teenager coping with change." (Kirkus ).
  • Praise for Sara Zarr:
    * "Zarr has established herself as an author who must not be missed."
    (VOYA on How to Save a Life, starred review).
  • "Engrossing...Impossible to put down." (John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, on Story of a Girl).
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    LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
    Introducing 
    , for the love of the book.



    So, To help promote this book, The publisher is offering a giveaway! YEAH!  But First, I would like to share a Roomie Story!

    So, I went to college with my best friend. We had been best friends since kindergarten, and decided to go off to college together and room together to make the transition easier for the both of us.  What I would soon learn, is that my BEST friend, enjoyed to party a little too much, and bring guys home often.  I spent many a nights sleeping in the lounge.  Not fun for me.  So pretty much after the first year of college, we decided not to room together again, however, be on the same floor.  The first year really put stress on our friendship.  Finally, I stood my ground and voiced my feelings to her, and that is when our friendship ended.  All those years, I finally learned that our friendship was one sided.  So after over 25 years later, we still have not spoken to each other.  There are times when I miss that friendship.

    However, it goes on.  My oldest son was going off to college, and decided to room with his best friend.  I begged...pleaded...please don't room with him. It will ruin our friendship.   Alas, he did not heed my warning.  And that friendship ended too.

    So, my advise, even though it seems like a good idea and you think you will have so much fun, DON'T ROOM WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.  It's not worth risking that friendship.

    So now for the giveaway.  The publisher is offering a copy of Roomies to one US only resident.  Please enter the rafflecopter!

    There's also another giveaway:

    We're hosting a ROOMIES "Win One for You and Your Reader" campaign/sweepstakes on January 10, 2014, just before Sara and Tara's first store appearance, and we would love for you to participate! We'll be giving away a Roomie survival kit/gift pack including earplugs, home spa essentials, a signed copy of the book, a special note from the authors, and other fun things—all packed in a shower caddy—for you and one of your readers. 

    Which I will pick a winner from a commenter!





    a Rafflecopter giveaway