Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#YAFANDOMFRENZY All about James Dashner

YAFandomFrenzy hosted by Anderson's Book Shop

So in October, my Daughter and I sent to the Chicago area with a fellow blogger friend of mine, Stacey from PageTurners Blog.

We had so much fun. It was a weekend event, however we just went up on Sunday.
I was really excited about this because James Dashner was going to be there.  SQUEEEE!!

I have many many more pictures of him because I kind of was stalking him.
What was so funny, was when we first got there and checked in, I went to the bookstore that was set up in another room to buy some books to be signed.  I already had 7 Dashner books in my bag that I brought from home...anyho, walk down this hall, and there is James just sitting on a couch. I secretly was fan girling in my head...THEN in the book store, I browsing for the many books that I want, and there is James, standing right next to me buying books too. What a moment...I told him I already had my Dashner books.  But what a cool guy he is, he bought a whole stack of books for this young reader that was standing in line. Class act.

Just earlier that week, I received a surprise package from #Firstinline.

I complete set of The Eye of Mind Series.

And James was super excited to sign the last installment. It was a manuscript copy, first one he had seen, and very FIRST one he had signed.....Yes, I'm a lucky girl.

Be Jealous Greenies!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

May it be filled with LOTS of Reading!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Going Geek by Charlotte Huang Cover Reveal and Giveaway

GOING GEEK by Charlotte Haung
December 17th, 2015


Author: Charlotte Huang
Delacorte/Random House
Release Date: Fall 2016


Synopsis: In GOING GEEK, a girl is forced to stand up for who she really is - if she even knows - when her friends dump her and she is forced to hang out with the fringe crowd at school.



Author Bio: Charlotte Huang is a graduate of Smith College and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, which is clearly something every aspiring writer should do. When not glued to her computer, she cheers her two sons on at sporting events and sometimes manages to stay up late enough to check out bands with her music agent husband. Charlotte lives in Los Angeles and is the author of For the Record (Delacorte, 2015)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Beyond The Stars Cover Reveal and Giveaway

December 16th, 2015


Author: Stacy Wise
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Embrace
Release Date: 02/08/16


Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood’s hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she’s reluctantly working as Jack’s personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.
Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she’s not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she’d be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.
But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss’s easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.



Stacy Wise is the author of BEYOND THE STARS (Entangled Embrace, 2016).

She has a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and a Masters in Teaching from Chapman University. She lives in California with her husband and four children.
When she’s not dreaming up stories, you can find her beating up the bag at a kickboxing gym, cheering for her kids at their numerous sporting events, or walking her dogs, Bailey and Rex.

Stacy is repped by Beth Miller of Writers House.
Stop by her website,, or visit her on Twitter @stacywisebooks to say hi.


*She worked in casting on shows including The X Files, Married...With Children, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Party of Five.
*She married the guy next door.
*If she could steal anyone’s singing voice and make it her own, she’d choose Lauren Alaina’s.
*She became obsessed with Australia as a kid. She’s been there three times, and it always feels like home
*While in Australia, she inadvertently took a shower with a spider the size of a shoe.
*A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle was one of her favorite books as a kid. She still loves it.
*She’d make a great detective or secret agent. (Or maybe she’s just really good at watching Dateline.)
*Taylor Swift plays on repeat when she’s writing.
*She once ran a 10k without training for it to prove to her husband she could.
*Spicy food is her favorite!




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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Demons by Ednah Walters Book Blast


Demons by Ednah Walters 

 Demons continues the Runes series by USA Today bestselling author Ednah Walters. What happened to Eirik after he left his friends on Earth and went to Hel? Eirik Baldurson—son of Baldur, God of Light—failed living as a Mortal. He lost the girl of his dreams and nearly got his friends killed. Now, he's gone to the underworld to meet the mother he’s never known. Torn between his duty to her and the man he used to be, Eirik struggles to find himself, until a witch appears in his world. Feisty and stubborn, she is a reminder of everything good he left behind. Celestia Devereaux proudly attends a charter high school for “gifted” teenagers who embrace magic. Witches. However, she keeps a terrible secret—a prediction that she would one day be responsible for massive destruction and death. Though Celestia uses her clairvoyant abilities to help people, she worries that it is just a matter of time before she goes over to the dark side. Her world changes when she unexpectedly astral projects to a place she didn’t believe existed and meets a tortured man who needs her help. Will helping him cause her fears to come true, or will he sacrifice everything to save her?

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Praise for Demons "Ednah just Keeps getting better. Demons is one Hel of a ride!" ~ Karen Lynch,

USA Today Bestselling Author of the Relentless series "A beautiful addition to an already mesmerizing world. Be ready to obsess over a new book boyfriend!" ~ Melissa Haag,

International Bestselling Author of Judgement of Six and Beastly "Walters weaves a mystical tapestry of adventure steeped in Norse mythology. A wild ride that you won't want to end, Demons will ensnare you mind body and soul." ~ Ashley Kemp,

Mama Reads Hazel reads Blog "An epic adventure, a swoon-worthy hero, an unexpected romance... Walters never fails to deliver and always leaves me wanting more." ~ Karen Metkalf, My Bookbag Blog

"Echo who?? Erase EVERYTHING you think you know about Eirik, because it's DEAD wrong. This book is the best of the series, BUY IT, DEVOUR IT, AND FANGIRL OVER IT! I'll be right here with you!" ~ Tracy Vincent, Textual Love blog

"Ednah always, always grabs me, throws me mercilessly into her universes, and keeps me fully enthralled until the book ends. And then I'm left wanting more." ~ Sara Meadows, Bookcrush Blog

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The man turned the key in the ignition, but nothing happened. Cursing, he kicked the boat. Yeah, genius, that should do the trick. If I could touch or move things, I could find the problem in under a minute and fix the damn thing. Fixing things was one of the perks of being an only child to a man who liked to dismantle and reassemble things.
I whipped around at the sounds of rustling and breaking twigs. Two alligators ambled stealthily toward the boater, who was now on land, trying to fix his engine.
I’d forgotten about the gators. They were the reason I was here. I hated alligators. Hated their scaly bodies and slitted eyes. Hated that I could see their teeth when their mouths were closed. I couldn’t even explain when my hatred had begun. I just knew I’d always hated them and snakes and lizards and anything reptilian. While my friends’ idea of a horror movie was Poltergeist, mine was Jurassic Park.
  Eyeing the creepers, I moved from my place by the tree and jumped in their path, heart pounding furiously and fear drying my mouth.
“Shoo,” I said, waving at them. “Leave him alone.”
The alligators stopped, sensing my essence. Animals were weird that way. The connection between them and Witches was so strong they felt us when more advanced humans couldn’t. My grandmother had been convinced they saw us, too.


Ednah Walters holds a PHD in Chemistry and is a stay-at-home mother of five. She is also a USA Today bestselling author. She writes about flawed heroes and the women who love them. Her award-winning, International bestselling YA Paranormal Romance, Runes Series started with Runes and has a total of 6 books in this series. The latest, Witches, released in March, 2015 and her most recent addition Demons, A Runes Companion Novel. Eirik Book 1, the story of Raines best friend and former crush Eirik Seville, to be released on December 15th, 2015. And her international bestselling The Guardian Legacy Series - YA Urban Fantasy that started with Awakened and has a total of 4 books in this series. The latest Forgotten, released in June 2015 (which focuses on the Nephilim, children of the fallen angels. She Also writes Contemporary Romance as E.B. Walters-from The Fitzgerald Family series, that started with Slow Burn (she has a total of six books in this series) to her new series Infinitus Billionaire: Impulse (book 1) published was in January 2015. Indulge (book 2) released in August 4th, 2015 and Intrigue (Book 3) to be released early 2016. Whether she’s writing about Valkyries, Norns, and Grimnirs, or Guardians, Demons, and Archangels to her love, family, and friendship play crucial roles in all her books.   If you enjoyed reading her books, please consider leaving a review. Reviews can make a difference in the ranking of a book. To be updated on more Runes exclusives, the next book in Eirik's story, giveaways, teasers, and deleted scenes, join my newsletter. For the discussion about the series, join her private page on FB:


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Monday, December 14, 2015

The One-Of-a-Kind Cat Book by Ciye Cho Spotlight

Title: The One-of-a-Kind Cat Book

Author: Ciye Cho

Genre: Illustrated Cat Book

Formats: eBook only

Released: Dec 2015

Pages: 127pg, 50+ illustrations

"THE ONE-OF-A-KIND CAT BOOK is a whimsical treat for cat lovers everywhere. Dive into its pages to meet Catalina the narcissistic movie star, Kit the steampunk genius, and Guillaume the macaron chef. Browse through letters, notes, and photos to learn about mystery cats from Svalbard and the Amazon. Follow a detective as he unravels the crimes of "Murder Kitties."

The OOAK Cat Book is a grown-up picture book full of modern themes: a shameless search for fame (or infamy), an obsession with true crime, and our constant need for adventure and kawaii cats. The felines here will guide you to places like Paris, Varanasi, Woodstock, and the Great Barrier Reef.
127 pages... 50+ illustrations... 33 unique cats..."


You need to check out the gorgeous illustrations in this book!!  Here is just a few...

You can get this book by Ciye Cho on his website HERE

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully by Megan Tayte cover reveal

Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully cover reveal: 9th December



With her mother’s life hanging in the balance, Scarlett is devastated – and done with being in the dark. She wants answers, all of them.
But when was her pursuit of the truth ever straightforward?
Pulling a single thread triggers a great unravelling. And each revelation will force Scarlett to rethink what she thought she knew about the Ceruleans, the Fallen, her family – herself.
All that came before was a mere prelude to this, the last journey. From London to Twycombe to Hollythwaite to Cerulea, Scarlett will be stalked by the ghosts of what has been, what may have been and what may come to pass. Until she reaches the place where it all began, and it all must end.
But in the final reckoning, none will survive unscathed. And some will not survive at all.
In this explosive conclusion to The Ceruleans series, all must be defined by their actions: sinner, saint… or something more beautiful entirely?

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(Publication date: 16 February 2016)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

THE HOWLING HEART by April Bostic Blog Tour

The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Blog Tour December 7 - 11


Author: April Bostic

Release Date: 8/8/13
Publisher: Eternal Press


Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


My Review
The Howling Heart takes the whole werewolf lore to a different level with a twist that will completely surprise you.

Paige and her parents are vacationing in their cabin in Black River, Colorado.  It is a  remote area with extreme beauty.  However, Paige's mom doesn't want to be there.  Her parents fight constantly and young Paige just wants to get away.  She runs away into the woods, where she meets a wolf pup, and gets lost.  After she is found, they leave immediately because her mother doesn't want anymore to do with the cabin.

Flash to the future, Paige has grown into a young adult who is slowly climbing the ladder at a fashion magazine, Elle.  She gets offered a job of a life time, however she is unable to enjoy the excitement when her father dies unexpectedly.  Paige was close with her father.  He understood her, however, getting along with her mother is the complete opposite.  In his will, he leaves Paige the cabin at Black River.  Which was a complete surprise because she thought he had sold it years ago.

Paige decides to take a leave from work, and go check out the cabin to see if she wants to keep it or sell it.  Paige thinks it will be quiet in this remote community, however, from the moment she enters town, her life will be changed forever and filled with adventure.

I really enjoyed the originality of this story.  How the Norse Gods created the Varulv was unique and inspiring.  I love the Norse Gods, and was excited to see them play a part in this story.  The Varulv....I was completely floored how they are actually wolves first, that can change into human form.  That was very interesting to discover which goes into detail later in the story and you reach those OMG moments.  Read the book and you will understand what I'm saying!!

When Paige and Riley meet, instant chemistry.  You feel the heat from the attraction radiating from the pages, and know without a doubt that they have to be together.  A human and a wolf, secrets broken, of course it's not going to be easy. There are hurdles to overcome and a battle that can't be avoided.

If you are looking for a gritty, steamy and unique werewolf read, The Howling Heart is just what you need.  You will be drawn into the Varulv world and never want to leave.


April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".
Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".
After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April also released her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled "A Dark Scandal".



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December 7th Shelf Life REVIEW
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Insane About Books REVIEW
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December 9th
Shooting Star Reviews REVIEW
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December 11th
Painted Word Reviews REVIEW

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Twas the Knight Before Christmas Cover Reveal and Pre-order

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Twas the Knight before Christmas, when all through Matt and Matthew’s house
Not a creature was stirring?—but not in these boys’ family house;
Stress, deadlines, and naughty children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums did NOT dance in their heads,
When they met with obstacles, mounted to the sky,
Could they overcome the hurdles before time flies?
When what to their wondering dreamy brown eyes did appear,
But peace, harmony, and calmness, my dears.
And all was right in the land of Knights.
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

B&N, iBooks, & Kobo: Coming Soon

SomethingGreatCover Something Great FREE, Book 1

Something Wonderful, Book 2

Something Forever, Book 3

Something Amazing, Book 4

Something Precious, Book 5


International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.


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Soul Savers World Tour

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Here's another hint at what's coming soon - soon as in this 
Friday! For the last 5+ months, I've been working on 
rebranding the Soul Savers series in preparation for an
 exciting announcement coming next week. Finally, it's
 almost time to share! For the reveals, we're going on tour
 with Alexis, Tristan, and the rest of the gang, along with
 some fabulous authors - and you don't even have to wear
 pants. It's a virtual world tour with new cover reveals and 
lots of giveaways. Stay tuned!

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