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Sunday, August 30, 2015

SBPT 15 Meet Some Fantastic Bloggers


Welcome to  the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by the Book Bratz. This tour featured bloggers every Sunday. My last stop is dedicated to all of the bloggers I met over the past two months.


The Book Bratz represented cuisine. Their top three choices were here:

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) The Selection (The Selection, #1)  Matched (Matched, #1)


Bayram @ Never Ending Books enjoys Syfy's Dominion show and these are some books he recommends for fans here:



Fallen (Fallen, #1) Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)


 Aila @ One Way Or An Author and I both enjoy K-Pop. She tied a K-Pop song to some of her favorite reads of 2015 here.



Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

OKAY, so if you watched the music video it's a bit sexier than the book obviously, but the whole point of it is that the singers are "troublemakers," just like Mare is a troublemaker in Red Queen by being someone of red blood with powers. And of course, the romance singing back-and-forth in the song can be imagined as her and the other ends of the love triangle, Cal and/or Maven.


 Dawn @Bang Bang Books enjoys attending Book Festivals here:



North Virginia YA Teen Book Festival or NoVaTEEN is returning! One More Page Books is partnering with Arlington Public Libraries and Fairfax County Public Library, with co-sponsors Arlington County Schools, GMU's Fall for the Book, and Falls Church City Public Schools to bring a FREE festival packed with books, authors, and special events to Arlington, VA. More info including the line up from this past year can be found out here.

Dana @Danasquare recommends five underrated books here.

The Edge of Forever:

The Edge of Forever

This scifi debut was completely inventive and unique. The world and concept was done so well. The switch between present and future as well as the switch of point of view was written very well. It also had a very interesting mused mystery aspect. I hope there is a sequel because there so much more I want to know.

Pamela @A Writer's Tale  expressed her top favorite covers here

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things, by Ann Aguirre

  The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things

And here's another one with Sticky Notes! All the Bright Places depresses me, so let's just go with this one. The sticky notes trend is pretty, and specially because, at least in this one, they do mean something. They're in the story. So it's not just there because. Symbolism in covers? Yay!


Mishma @Chasingfaerytales Did a More Happy Than Not Tag here.

I reread my childhood favorite books

When I read my childhood , whether it's Harry Potter or Narnia, I am immediately taken back to my carefree young days. These books have the magic of making me feel like I am going back to a place where I actually belong:)

I had a wonderful time the past two months meeting great bloggers who share the same passion as I do. Thank you so much for sharing!





Thursday, August 27, 2015

Clean Teen Publishing Sequel Releases

TODAY SHALL GO DOWN IN HISTORY…

By Rebecca Gober on Aug 25, 2015 06:39 pm

ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST RELEASE DAYS YET!

Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing are celebrating one giant release day today as they launch four amazing titles. From much anticipated sequels to a highly sought after spin-off series, CTP has the perfect read for you today. Check out the new titles below that are available to purchase today and don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post so you can join in on the release party this coming Friday!

CAGE OF DECEIT by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Jennifer Anne Davis’s best-selling True Reign series captivated readers from the very first page. Now, get ready to become entangled in the follow-up series, Reign of Secrets. In this new series, follow Allyssa, the daughter of the beloved Emperor Darmik and Empress Rema— and find out what happens after happily ever after. 
Seventeen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that of a vigilante—to hunt down criminals and help her people firsthand.
Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than common criminals. War is encroaching on their country and in order to protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire, Jarvik, to watch her every move.
Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.

BLOOD THIEF OF WHITTEN HALL by Jon Messenger

In a world of science, magic is an abomination, but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, eager to convalesce after their last adventure.
Their peace is short-lived, however, as they are quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire that will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within.
The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall is the second book in the Magic & Machinery Series by Jon Messenger. Read Wolves of the Northern Rift today for free

SECONDS BEFORE SUNRISE by Shannon Thompson

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Two nightmares. One memory.
“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”
Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.
Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.
Seconds Before Sunrise is the exciting sequel to Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson. Find out why readers are enthralled with the Timely Death Trilogy.

WICKED FATE by Shannon Maynard

How can Ava StWicked Fatearr’s dream come true be Dax Miller’s worst nightmare?
Ava’s mother always told her to be careful what she wished for. From the moment Ava woke up on Lamarai Island, she wanted nothing more than to find Preston. But now that she has, her heart is caught in a fierce game of tug-of-war. In a place where danger lurks around every tree, she must quickly figure out who she can trust, and who is out to destroy her dream of a happy ever after.
Dax’s plan to capture Ava’s heart was all falling into place. That is, until Ava’s past showed up on the island in the form of a tall, dark, and handsome pilot named Preston, leaving Dax to wonder if he’s inherited Ava’s wicked luck. Preston is determined to pick up his relationship with Ava where they left off before a plane crash separated them, but Dax will stop at nothing to fight for the girl of his dreams and discover the truth behind the mysterious pilot.
But Dax isn’t the only one troubled by the surprise appearance of Preston and his flight crew. The new visitors to the island have caused Dax’s stepsister, Roxy, to develop a bad case of sibling rivalry, as well as managed to attract the unwanted attention of a vicious tribe of cannibals. Now Dax must figure out a way to keep his new tribe of misfits safe, while Ava is left to make the most important decision of her life. Will they succeed, or will fate decide for them?
Wicked Fate is the heart-pounding sequel to Wicked Luck, a new adult adventure romance series.

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Join the virtual party this Friday between 7pm-9pm (Eastern) and celebrate our amazing releases this month. There will be so many giveaways, you won’t be able to see straight. Gift cards, swag, signed books, and more. Our authors have gone all out to provide the most entertaining party for our readers yet. Make sure you stop in for the fun. It’s free and better yet, you can attend in your pajamas…or whatever. Click the link to join the party on our Facebook event page, and you will get a reminder on Friday when the fun starts.  JOIN THE PARTY!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Curiosity Quills Press Serial Sale

In anticipation of the next instalments in our serialized novels Undercover Empath, The Vampire Circus, Havelock, Detour to Apocalypse and Silent Clarion, from
August 25 - 31 all first instalments are FREE!


Havelock, by Jane D Everly

Eliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service. MI-6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded. When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI-6 partners her with one of it’s best and brightest, the enigmatic, Connor Blackwell. But in a world of secrets and hidden agendas, who can Eliana trust? And what, or who, is Eliana really after?

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Detour to Apocalypse, by Michael Panush

Roscoe is a hot rod-riding zombie, an undead gearhead and defender of the small Southern California town of La Cruz in the Freewheeling Fifties. Along with his friends, college age witch Betty Bright, Zoot Suiter shaman Angel Rey, and former bank robber Wooster Stokes, Roscoe takes on monsters and magic with motors and mayhem. But now, a simple government job to capture a runaway rocket scientist and a stolen experimental flying saucer sends Roscoe and his friends into their toughest job yet. They’ll go up against ruthless Las Vegas gangsters, an insane alien-worshipping cult, a top secret government agency devoted to stealth and slaughter, and bizarre creatures from other worlds in their cross country mission to rescue a captured alien being and save the world from extraterrestrial destruction and an impending apocalypse.

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Silent Clarion, by Matthew Graybosch

My curiosity might get me killed. I thought I needed a vacation from my duties as an Adversary in service to the Phoenix Society. After learning about unexplained disappearances in a little town called Clarion, I couldn’t stop myself from checking it out.
Now I must protect a witness to two murders without any protection but my sword. I must identify a murderer who strikes from the shadows. I must expose secrets the Phoenix Society’s executive council is hellbent on keeping buried.
I have no support but an ally I dare not trust. If I cannot break the silence hiding what happened in Clarion’s past, I have no future. I must discover the truth about Project Harker. Failure is not an option.
Silent Clarion is a new-adult science-fiction thriller by Matthew Graybosch, set before the events of the Starbreaker novels. Meet Naomi Bradleigh as an Adversary, seventeen years before Without Bloodshed.​

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Undercover Empath, by RaShelle Workman

Nineteen-year-old detective Rose Hansen has a secret. She can read a person’s intentions by touching their hands. It’s a curse! A power she never uses if she can help it.
Only one person knows. Her partner Jack.
At least that’s what she believes until a handsome, shirtless stranger appears on her doorstep in small town Blush Valley, California.
He leaves her an envelope, but not before articulating his disappointment in her for ignoring her powers.
The contents send Rose on a path toward the supernatural, solving her parents’ murders, and possibly even saving the world.
Aside from that, Rose and her partner have two important cases they’re working. The first involves a missing child. The other is the death of a stripper. Ruled a murder, a very hot FBI agent from L.A. shows up and is given lead. To make matters worse, he asks her to go undercover.
Her life is a disaster. Rose can’t strip. She doesn’t even own a dress.

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The Vampire Circus, by Rod Kierkegaard, Jr.

It is June of 1923. After serving twenty years on death row for executing five vampires, members of a traveling circus who had killed his wife and son, the 65-year-old Johnny Durango is pardoned and set free. Now penniless, the former best-selling author of a series of cowboy detective memoirs based on his life as a Pinkerton operative in the Old West, travels to San Francisco to empty his sole remaining bank account. And discovers that he is now worth twelve million dollars, as the result of owning a long-forgotten block of Atlantic-Richfield stock. With his newfound wealth, Durango resolves to travel to Europe and track drown the remaining members of the vampire circus troupe who murdered his family.
In Paris, meanwhile, Columbine Zwellinger (Coco), the Swiss-born young authoress who serves as editor and ghostwriter to her lecherous, syphilitic much-older husbandHugo Urbaine-Damon, is unexpectedly reunited with her long-lost twin sister, the American Zuleika (Zuzu). Both young women are the daughters of a black mother, a former circus performer, and a white Swiss doctor, now mysteriously dead. Zuzu is the freshly discovered sensation of Paris, the “Black Venus”, for her singing and “Negro” jazz-dancing act in the nude. Coco, who has passed for white all her life, envies Zuzu her freedom and longs to emulate it; however, she is constrained by feelings of responsibility for her increasingly insane husband, whom she despises, and Hugo’s mistress Minout, who lives with them.
Though she is unaware of it, Coco is worshipped from afar by her newspaper delivery boy, the fifteen-year-old Willy de Groote. Willy lives with his mother and uncle, Père Rémy, the parish priest, in the presbytery of a nearby church. Uncle Rémy, a former sergeant in the French Foreign Legion, is a vampire-hunter for the Vatican and is training the diminutive Willy to succeed him. Their murder of a predatory horla, a lawless predatory breed of vampire created by the evil Maître du Monde (Master of the World), brings them to the attention of Superintendent Alphonse Jauvet of the Paris Judiciary Police, who sets out to solve the riddles posed by the crime.
On his way from San Francisco to New York City, Johnny Durango is twice nearly killed by Corsican assassins, whom he suspects are vampires; in both cases, he and his newly engaged “secketary”, Emmeline Parry, barely manage to escape with their lives. Once aboard the Berengaria, he embarks on an affaire with a married Frenchwoman, Berthe Hadley, the younger sister of Superintendant Jauvet. Zuzu, making the round of Paris’ night clubs with her many lovers, is introduced to the eccentric Baron Emile Warburg, the wealthiest man in France, and his business partner the Marchesa dell’Ogg, who runs the exclusive brothel, La Bagne Rose, reputedly a club for vampires.
The battle lines between the vampires and the vampire-hunters are being drawn. Willy’s uncle Rémy is shot through the lung by the vampire they have stalked and killed, and lies gravely wounded in his bedroom at the presbytery. Finding the key to a hotel room in the dead vampire’s pocket, Willy burgles his effects and finds a cache of diamonds. With these he plans to rescue Coco from her husband.
Both Warburg and the Contessa do the bidding of the Master, who is the oldest vampire left alive in the world. And the Master, who has been in Bavaria grooming the young horla, Adolf Hitler, has plans for Coco and Zuzu, who are unknowingly doomed by their genetic heritage to become vampires themselves…

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

SBPT '15 #MoreHappyThanNot Tag


Welcome to  the 2015 Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by the Book Bratz. This tour features bloggers every Sunday. My last stop is dedicated to Mishma @Chasingfaerytales


Hey guys!
You all know how much I love tags, and how much I adore doing them, even if I wasn't tagged for it in the first place:)
So, when I saw the #MoreHappyThanNot tag over at Deadly Darlings, I knew that I have to try it myself, and Aimee being the sweetheart she is, tagged everyone who read her post, so I took the liberty and considered myself tagged:)

The tag contains one single question. What makes you more happy than not? 

Let me tell you one by one!

I am more happy than not, when,

1. I make people happy

The feeling you experience when you make a person smile, laugh, happy and forget their hardships, is quite beautiful. I feel this satisfaction in my heart that make me realize that I've done something good, something wonderful. 

2. I travel

I love travelling! Whether it's a road trip, or a journey to a foreign country, there's no other feeling in the world that can be compared to the excitement travelling can bring to me.It's my dream to travel all over the world one day - at least to my favorite countries.
3. I reread my childhood favorite books

When I read my childhood , whether it's Harry Potter or Narnia, I am immediately taken back to my carefree young days. These books have the magic of making me feel like I am going back to a place where I actually belong:)

4. I watch Pixar movies

Okay truth to be told, they make me cry more than they make me happy, but still, just like I said above, these movies make me feel nostalgic and somewhat satisfied.

5. Someone wishes me on my birthday.

This probably sounds a bit childish, but I always feel so happy whenever I get a birthday wish, no matter how old I am. And it's double excitement for me when I get gifts:)

6.  I get a new follower / comment or a mention in twitter.
It just makes me want to reach out through the internet and hug the person in question tightly while doing a happy dance myself:)

7. I hang out with my friends

I do love my crazy, awesome friends though they often struggle to understand me. But still, they are my friends, and as much as they call me weird, I know for a fact that they love me too!:)

8.  I get a mention from my favorite author/ publisher/ blogger

I just feel like a fangirl who got to talk to her favorite celebrity when I end up having a conversation with my favorite author and blogger idols. 

9. Someone says that I look pretty.

I know this makes me sounds vain, but if you know me well, you would also know that I am pretty insecure, so whenever someone compliments me on my appearance, it just boosts my confidence a lot. And you guys have no idea how much it means to a girl who's always put herself down in that particular area.

10. I ace an exam or win a competition

I am a bit of a smarty pants and also ambitious. So when I sit for an exam or take part in a tournament - especially debates - I want to come out with the best. So when I do end up getting the best results, I feel pretty elated!;)

11. I manage to speak in public

I kinda have a horrible case of stage fright, and whenever I start to talk in public, I end up freaking out! So when I do manage it, I feel quite proud for myself:)

12. I end up writing something that satisfies me.

It's just not creative writing. I love writing, even if it's Lit homework, and I am a huge critique that I hardly end up satisfied with what I write. So if it happens, it makes me delighted;)

I am not going to tag anyone specifically. Feel free and consider yourself tagged, I want to see the things that makes you guys happy Btw, what makes you more happy than not? Tell me in the comments!