Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THE LIBRARIANS AND THE MOTHER GOOSE CHASE by Greg Cox Official Blog Tour







Synopsis 

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Fynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.


Praise for The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

"Fans of the quirky TNT series The Librarians will not be disappointed by this novel, which captures the show's spirit of risk. VERDICT:  Daring, high-stakes action is in no short supply as Cox brings his best in this tie-in novel that will please lovers of the show and aficionados of fantasy adventure alike." --Library Journal




My Review

I am so excited to be a part of this tour because I am a HUGE fan on the TV series on TNT. If you haven't seen it, you should.  I just knew I would love this book as much as I do the show. All book nerds need to check this out!

So, the run down on this Librarian adventure is the one and only copy of Mother Goose's rhymes that are actually spells, was divided into three books. This is so not one person can control the power it holds within.  However, when weird events happen in different parts of the world, the Librarians discover rhymes are coming to life, and needs to be stopped before the apocalypse comes to be...like the BIG BANG.

As Cassandra, Jake and Ezekiel each go in different directions to solve the clues to find each book while Colonel Baird and Jenkins stay behind at the annex to deal with the chaos. 

So in this story, there are four adventures going on at the same time....FOUR! Until the very end where they all come together to defeat the evil Mother Goose.  That's a lot of action...and many clues to unravel. However, it was written in such brilliant form your eyes can't seem to read fast enough!  The characters' personalities exploded from the pages capturing the TV version spot on.

It is so fun to read a story about nursey rhymes that everyone has grown up with at some point in their life, give it a little twist and creative imagination and mold it into something new. You can never go wrong with throwing a little bit of fantasy and supernatural into the mixture, especially with characters that each have their own quirky personalities.

A fun and fast read that brings your childhood back with a little extra spunk!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories. He wrote the official movie novelizations of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL,THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and the first three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52, COUNTDOWN and FINAL CRISIS. In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, THE AVENGERS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, THE PHANTOM, PLANET OF THE APES, ROSWELL, STAR TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, WAREHOUSE 13, XENA, THE X-FILES, X-MEN and ZORRO.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

YORK: THE SHADOW CIPHER by Laura Ruby Nerd Blast and Giveaway









Synopsis 

It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.

Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment house—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long-held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.

From National Book Award Finalist Laura Ruby comes a visionary epic set in a New York City at once familiar and wholly unexpected.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Laura Ruby writes fiction for adults, teens and children. She is the author of the newly-released YA novel BONE GAP, as well as the Edgar-nominated children's mystery LILY'S GHOSTS, the ALA Quick Pick for teens GOOD GIRLS (2006), a collection of interconnected short stories about blended families for adults, I'M NOT JULIA ROBERTS (2007), and the forthcoming middle-grade trilogy YORK. She is on the faculty of Hamline University's Masters in Writing for Children Program. She makes her home in the Chicago area.


Photo Credit: Stephen Metro

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Monday, April 17, 2017

THE LIBRARIANS AND THE MOTHER GOOSE CHASE by Greg Cox Nerd Blast








Synopsis 

For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur to Pandora’s Box, they stand between humanity and those who would use the relics for evil.

Stories can be powerful. In 1719, Elizabeth Goose of Boston Massachusetts published a collection of rhyming spells as a children's book, creating a spellbook of terrifying power. The Librarian of that age managed to dispose of all copies of the book except one, which remained in the possession of Elizabeth Goose and her family, temporarily averting any potential disaster.

However, strange things are happening, A window washer in San Diego who was blown off his elevated perch by a freak gust of wind, but miraculously survived by landing on a canopy over the building entrance. A woman in rural Pennsylvania who was attacked by mutant rodents without any eyes. And, a college professor in England who somehow found herself trapped inside a prize pumpkin at a local farmer’s market. Baird and her team of Librarians suspect that the magic of Mother Goose is again loose in the world, and with Fynn Carson AWOL once again, it is up to Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Stone to track down the missing spellbook before the true power of the rhymes can be unleashed.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY

Praise for The Librarians and the Lost Lamp

"Fans of the quirky TNT series The Librarians will not be disappointed by this novel, which captures the show's spirit of risk. VERDICT:  Daring, high-stakes action is in no short supply as Cox brings his best in this tie-in novel that will please lovers of the show and aficionados of fantasy adventure alike." --Library Journal


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories. He wrote the official movie novelizations of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, GODZILLA, MAN OF STEEL,THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DAREDEVIL, GHOST RIDER, DEATH DEFYING ACTS, and the first three UNDERWORLD films, as well the novelizations of four popular DC Comics miniseries, INFINITE CRISIS, 52, COUNTDOWN and FINAL CRISIS. In addition, he has written books and short stories based on such popular series as ALIAS, THE AVENGERS, BATMAN, BUFFY, C.S.I., FARSCAPE, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, THE GREEN HORNET, IRON MAN, LEVERAGE, THE LIBRARIANS, THE PHANTOM, PLANET OF THE APES, ROSWELL, STAR TREK, TERMINATOR, UNDERWORLD, WAREHOUSE 13, XENA, THE X-FILES, X-MEN and ZORRO.


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Friday, April 7, 2017

TOWARD A SECRET SKY by Heather Maclean Official Blog Tour, Ten List and Giveaway


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Synopsis 

Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.

With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she’s not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn’t as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you. 


Praise for TOWARD A SECRET SKY

"Five Stars! Mysterious, romantic, and totally fun! Toward a Secret Sky is the type of adventure I could lose myself in over and over again." -- Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval

"A deliciously atmospheric, twisty read that will hook readers from the start with its mystery and romance. It left me aching to hop on a plane to Scotland and have my own magical adventure!" - Rebecca Christiansen, author ofMaybe in Paris

"Full of intrigue, savvy world-building, and sizzling romantic tension, Maclean's enthralling storytelling will keep readers flipping pages--and wanting more." - Emily R. King, author of The Hundredth Queen

"I enjoyed this so much. It has just the right combination of magic, intrigue, and romance, and the beautiful Scottish backdrop and descriptions of various ancient sites just made it all the more appealing." - Heather Fawcett, author of Even the Darkest Stars

"Five stars! This was the type of thrilling story I always dreamed of reading when I was younger (way before paranormal romance became popular!)" - Shaila Patel, author of Soulmated, winner of the 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews' Paranormal Awards 

"I would definitely recommend to anyone who liked Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, or even fans of the Princess Diaries. The book is fantastic overall!" - Claire M. Andrews, author of Olympus Rising

Top 10 Things you would change about your high school years if you could go back in time.
1.       I’d get boobs before age 17
2.      I wouldn’t have left the bathroom with my dress tucked into my pantyhose at the Father-Daughter Banquet
3.      I would’ve petitioned harder for Gym to not be a graded class
4.      I wouldn’t have stayed on the phone until 3 am fighting with my boyfriend about things that obviously didn’t matter
5.      I would have gone to sleep mad (and woken up happier!)
6.      I wouldn’t have been so afraid of the popular girls
7.      I would have outlawed curfew
8.      I wouldn’t have missed my own prom because of a migraine
9.      I would have listened to my mother when she told me to put make-up on (because she knew the Seniors were coming to kidnap me, but no, I wouldn’t listen, so I deserved it when they grabbed me bare-faced in my Hello Kitty pajamas)
10.  I would’ve realized I wasn’t fat or stupid or ugly



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Heather Maclean is a New York Times bestselling author and editor of 15 books. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, Fox Business Network, ParentsTV and Sirius' "Dr. Radio." 

After graduating from Princeton University, she began her career at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Pregnancy magazine, NY Metro Parents magazine, as well as newspapers around the country. 

Named one of the "16 Best Entrepreneurs in America" by Sir Richard Branson, she accompanied the adventurous business legend on a 50,000-mile trip around the world, alternately helping improve the lives of others (designing sustainable development initiatives in South African villages) and fearing for her own (rappelling out of a Black helicopter in a Moroccan sandstorm). She was also the first civilian mom to experience zero gravity aboard a "space plane," an experience she will never, ever repeat. Their journey, titled The Rebel Billionaire, was televised on Fox TV in 2005 for an audience of 8 million viewers. 

Heather is also a former Disney executive. She launched several of the company's first, award-winning websites, and holds the distinction of being the first person to ever answer Mickey Mouse's email. 

When not castle hunting in her husband's native Scotland, Heather fills her days with her two beautiful daughters, Hunter and Hadley, and dashing son, Gavin.



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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

TWO HEARTS ASUNDER by @Ingrid_Seymour RELEASED TODAY


Can one love destroy the world?


The evil Djinn has been banished, but Marielle’s supposedly happy days are still filled with fear. She feigns a settled appearance but is continually on edge because of Akeelah’s threats of a painful revenge.

When Akeelah does reappear, Marielle’s notions of the creature’s cruelty are surpassed. The Djinn is worse than Marielle ever imagined. Akeelah is crazed, ready to cause a deadly chaos, and willing to so whatever it takes to unveil the secrets which will give her power over human souls.

During her quest, Akeelah captures Faris, Marielle’s
one and only love. They are torn asunder, leaving Marielle on her knees, brokenhearted. Without him, she is not whole. Anger brews slowly within her. The situation is personal now, and she’s not about to sit idle and let her grief win. She will do whatever it takes to get her one love back—even if it means putting the entire human race at risk.

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Old Books: My New Hobby


I love looking for old books.  Found this beauty at a church rummage sale.

1964 copy of Gone with the Wind.

Wizarding World Loot Crate Box


I started getting the Wizarding World Loot Crate Box when it started at the end of last year.  I missed the original sign up and had to be put on a waiting list.

If you love the world of Harry Potter, this is an AMAZING crate.  It comes every other month.

This is the third box I have received.
It contained a Hogswarts t-shirt with all the houses, A Gryffindor Tote bag and stocking hat, and a really cool Lanyard.  Lootcrate always encloses a collectible pin too.

Monday, April 3, 2017

THE FALL by James Preller Official Nerd Blast, Excerpt and Giveaway





Synopsis 

An innovative new perspective on the tragedy of teen suicide. 

The summer before school starts, Sam's friend and classmate Morgan Mallen kills herself. Morgan had been bullied. Maybe she kissed the wrong boy. Or said the wrong thing. What about that selfie that made the rounds? Morgan was this, and Morgan was that. But who really knows what happened?

As Sam explores the events leading up to the tragedy, he must face a difficult and life-changing question: Why did he keep his friendship with Morgan a secret? And could he have done something-anything-to prevent her final actions?

From James Preller, the author of Bystander, another unflinching book about bullying and its fallout.


EXCERPT

NOT LIKE ME

Two weeks before Morgan Mallen threw herself off the water tower, I might have typed a message on her social media page that said, "Just die! Die! Die! No one cares about you anyway!"

(I'm just saying, it could have been me.)

And I say "could have" because the message was anonymous. Untraceable. Nobody knows who said that horrible thing. That was the beauty of the deal. Nobody knew exactly who said what, except for Athena, I guess. The rest of us sent messages from the shadow places and let them run loose like wolves in the forest.

No one was responsible.

I sure don't know who typed what. Whose fingers punched the keys? Who said such cruel, unspeakable things? I wonder, Could it have been me?

No, that wasn't like me at all.

CAST OUT

I barely knew her. Not many people did. But I knew this: She was out there.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you: Am I not allowed to say even that? It doesn't make me a bad person for stating the obvious. It was a fact-Morgan Mallen was different, but not in a good way. Like in a waaaaay way.

For example: The sky is gray, the grass is green, and Morgan Mallen became the saddest girl I'd ever seen. It even rhymes. Green, seen, mean, teen, sardine.

(Etcetera, etcetera.)

Some girls in school claimed she was this and alleged she was that. There was also a selfie that famously made the rounds. She maybe kissed the wrong boy. Who knows what really happened.

Once a message was spray-painted on the girls' bathroom door, and another day it appeared on the side of the snack shack by the football field: "Morgan Mallen is a slut."

Check that tense. Was, not is.

Was a tramp. A selfie-sharer. An outcast.

None of this makes me a bad person.

Right?

Copyright © 2015 by James Preller


Praise for THE FALL

“With its timely, important message and engaging prose style, Sam's journal ought to find a large readership.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Preller returns to themes addressed in his 2009 novel, Bystander, in an equally painful story about the aftermath of a teenager's suicide. After relentless bullying online, high school outcast Morgan Mallen throws herself off a water tower, leaving her tormentors to grapple with guilt over how they treated her. The narrative is composed of confessional journal entries written by one of Morgan's classmates, Sam Proctor... The journal format closely chronicles Sam's transformation from follower to leader, yet Preller avoids sermonizing, instead focusing on one individual's complicated process of grieving, accepting responsibility, and moving forward.” ―Publisher's Weekly

“A compelling look at the aftermath of bullying, from the bully's perspective. . . . Readers will relate to the teen, who's less a bully than an average guy who gives in to peer pressure and inaction. This fast-paced story will spark discussion on cyberbullying, depression, and how to deal with tragic events.” ―School Library Journal

“The pace is fast, yet the story unfolds slowly, one piece at a time. Readers will put this puzzle together, eager to see whether Sam ultimately accepts his role in Morgan's death, and wanting to see the whole story of what one person could have, and should have, done for Morgan.” ―Booklist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Preller (born 1961) is the children's book author of the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries, which are published by Scholastic Corporation. He grew up in Wantagh, New York and went to college in Oneonta, New York. After graduating from college in 1983, James Preller was employed as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation, where he was introduced (through their books) to many noatable children's authors. This inspired James Preller to try writing his own books. James Preller published his first book, entitled MAXX TRAX: Avalanche Rescue, in 1986. Since that time, James Preller has written a variety of books, and has written under a number of pen names, including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers. James Preller lives in Delmar, New York with his wife Lisa and their three children.




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Thursday, March 30, 2017

#Spearcraft Book Box March


Pirates and Mermaid Spearcraft Book Box



March was a great month to get the Spearcraft Book Box.

It included 2 books of Daughter of the Pirate King and Updrift.
Included with the bookish items was a cute Mermaid coffee mug, bookmarks, button, creative art, and skull soap.
Not included in the picture was a bag form Fierce Reads.

I just love this box....and look forward to April!

For booklovers, it is so much fun!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Titans by Victoria Scott out in Paperback!


New in Paperback


Titans by Victoria Scott release in Paperback Yesterday!

You can get your copy here at these locations

TITANS - Paperback Release