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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Welcome to the Book Blitz for Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase (Part One: Miracle Week) byTroy CLE!

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Hello Readers!
Welcome to the Book Blitz for
Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase (Part One: Miracle Week) by Troy CLE!
 
This book is part of the Marvelous World series published by Simon and Schuster and Random House Listening Library.
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
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Cyndi Victoria Chase’s junior year was supposed to be about fun and getting into college while desperately dodging the pitfalls of being awkward and painfully self-conscious. All of that was derailed when the massacre of two of her Alonis Academy classmates marked the beginning of a local epidemic. That did not sit well with Cyndi, who is a highly imaginative girl living in her own “Naturally Augmented Reality” where she can flawlessly detect when someone is lying and see people’s words come to life right in front of her eyes. She’ll discover that she’s up against a vicious trans-dimensional and intergalactic threat that has dropped chaos upon her life, school, and town. Cyndi is Cyndi and will always be compelled to fight back; her powerful foes better be prepared for a battle that will become historic throughout the galaxy.
This book is part of the Marvelous World series published by Simon and Schuster and Random House Listening Library.
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Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase (Part One: Miracle Week) by Troy CLE Publication Date: November 29, 2016
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Excerpt

Entry 921

Alonis Academy Junior Year, Day One, Part I
Tuesday (5:31 AM PST)

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MIDLANDIA – the only element from that crazy dream that I could hold on to.

So yeah, I just woke up from another one of those outlandish dreams I’ve been having for the past few weeks. I can’t really explain them because I usually never remember anything about the experience once I wake up. DAUNTING. They just take a lot out of me like I haven’t slept at all and leave me in a really weird place like something major has been ripped from my life. I feel silly writing this but these dreams are like the rare ones when I've met some really great guy, and we fall into that perfect all-encompassing dream love that I’m totally invested in and a sucker for. Then I wake up realizing that I lost the love of my life that I could NEVER really have ANYWAY because that type of guy doesn’t even exist. SUX!

These dreams are the worst because whatever I was a part of or whatever was taken from me seems to be way bigger than love. What’s bigger than LOVE? I feel totally abandoned in an eerie way, and it’s like parts of my soul were left behind in the dream. That’s a real feeling and maybe why I keep having them- I’m trying to get the lost parts of myself back. IDUNNO. I do know it can take a few hours for me to feel like myself. Double SUX!

I normally only wake with that “feeling” but this time, I was able to grasp that word – MIDLANDIA. Wrote it down as soon I woke up. Maybe it’s a code word or something, but I’m going with a place. Nothing relevant to the wonder I perceived it to be came up in an online search.

Note to self – must investigate MIDLANDIA further…

Wait! That dream really has me off center because I totally forgot what I’ll be walking into on this first day of school after such an overly odd Summer. A few people went missing and most importantly it’s still very hard to believe that The Cannon Drive Murders horrifically took the lives of some of my classmates this Summer. We live in the Desensitized States of America where “Walking Dead” head shots pull in copious ratings and “Call of Duty” kills equal great entertainment- both of which I love. Still, that could never prepare me for the level of violence that took the lives of my used to be friends.

Nearly three months have passed without an answer about how it happened, and there are absolutely no suspects. Why did Amy, Bron, and Carey lock themselves in what was literally a basement panic room with no windows and only one way in or out. #LockedRoomMurder. How long had they been down there before anyone noticed they were missing and the door had to be professionally taken down? Amy’s dad and mom, who is also Carey’s aunt, were right there when the door was opened. That was a heinous sight equivalent to visiting a circle of Dante’s Hell.
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Troy CLE is the author of the Horribly Marvelous and Marvelous World book series  (Simon & Schuster / Random House Listening Library Audio) along with being the creator of Marvelous World University. He is a graduate of New York University (BA American Literature and English, MS Digital Design) and a highly experienced lecturer who has spoken Harvard, UCLA, Colorado College and many other well know and respected institutions.
 
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hidden Realms A Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Bundle :)


Title: Hidden Realms 
Subtitle: A Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Bundle 
Authors: Dean Murray, Skye Malone, Sarra Cannon, Christie Rich, Heather Hildenbrand, Stormy Smith, Desni Dantone, Melissa Wright, Sara C. Roethle, Nancy Straight  
Genre: Young adult paranormal romance 
Publication Date: October 2, 2016 
Publisher: Fir’Shan Publishing 
Cover Artist: Christie Rich 

  
Strong, independent heroines join together with mysterious, dangerous heroes in explosive conflicts that are as much external as they are internal.

Hidden Realms has all of this along with mermaids, shape shifters, demigods, fae, demons and half-breeds with even darker inheritances. There's love, both forbidden and true, and there's all the sacrifice it takes to keep it. Regardless of what your preferred flavor of paranormal romance or urban fantasy actually is, there is something in this collection of 10 novels that will knock your socks off.

Hidden Realms contains multiple books that are otherwise only available for $2.99 or more, and it's available for FREE—but only for a limited time! 

Torn by Dean Murray 
Shape shifter Alec Graves has spent nearly a decade trying to keep his family from being drawn into open warfare with a larger pack. The new girl at school she seems to know things she shouldn't about his shadowy world, and the more he gets to know her, the more mysterious she becomes.
Is she an unfortunate victim or bait designed to draw him into a fatal misstep?

Awaken by Skye Malone 
Chloe had never been to the ocean, and now one simple vacation has altered her life forever. Her body is changing in bizarre ways, a mysterious boy is following her, and she's become the target of killers too. Ancient and deadly secrets surround her and it's going to take everything she has to discover the truth.

Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon
Harper moves to Peachville hoping for a fresh start, but when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, she discovers this small town has a big secret.

Five by Christie Rich
Rayla Tate dreams of escaping her ordinary world for a bright future in the art world. Throw in an overbearing aunt who is keeping major secrets, a disgruntled best friend tagging along to college, and a bunch of fae warriors waiting in the wings to claim her the minute she leaves her sleepy little town, and Rayla’s dreams are about to shatter.

Bitterroot by Heather Hildenbrand 
Charlie and Regan Vuk have secretly always wanted a sister. Now, they finally found each other, only to be forced into a head to head contest for pack alpha. A competition that threatens to destroy their new bond and 1 sister’s chance for true love. Bitterroot is a 3-part Young Adult Paranormal novella series with a dose of sibling rivalry... Who will you root for?

Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith 
Amelia Bradbury is the last living Elder. She has power she can’t control, a prophecy dictating her fate, a betrothal she can’t stop and a heart lost to a human.

Ignited by Desni Dantone 
When evil forces come for Kris Young, she is forced to go on the run with the young man she has long considered her guardian angel. As they search for the truth behind her role in the long-running battle between good and evil, they discover that nothing is as it seems, and nothing, least of all their hearts, are safe.

King of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright 
When monsters break through the veil between worlds, Mackenzie Scott devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost. She finds an injured stranger who just might hold the key, but he's not the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of them, and he's got plans of his own.

Xoe by Sara C. Roethle 
Xoe never thought she’d be the type of girl to contemplate murder. Of course, she never thought she’d be dealing with werewolves on top of her own strange, budding powers. Everything comes crashing down at once when her best friend’s life is put in peril, and Xoe will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it involves trusting a tall, handsome vampire with an infuriating attitude.

Meeting Destiny by Nancy Straight 
Lauren is visited in her dreams for years by a stranger claiming to be her destiny. Destiny becomes reality when paths cross during a failed robbery attempt.

Let this Friday the 13th be your LUCKY day! Download the box set now to get TEN free ebooks!

*Hidden Realms is free for a limited time, and was free at the time of this posting*


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Welcome to the Book Blast for Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey

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Hello readers!
Are you looking for your next read?
Well, let us help make things easier for you!
 
Welcome to the Book Blast for
Shadow Fall by Audrey Grey
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Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
Looking for more books to read? Read on and find a book that’s waiting for you to devour!
 
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The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.
The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.
When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.
The question is who?
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Shadow Fall (Shadow Fall #1) by Audrey Grey Publication Date: November 22, 2016 Publisher: Blaze Publishing
 
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
" a one of a kind gift to today's literature." - Ashley Marie Nestler "An edge-of-your-seat, thrilling action-adventure reminiscent of "An Ember in the Ashes" and "Red Queen"" - Esther Dalseno "reminded me of why I love YA Dystopian books" - Cassie James
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Audrey Grey lives in the charming state of Oklahoma, with her husband, two little people, and four mischievous dogs. You can usually find her hiding out in her office from said little people and dogs, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for her characters to live in.
 
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Seventeen-year-old Rose suffers from terrifying, painful nightmares that leave her bruised, exhausted, and questioning her sanity. Desperate to hold on, she makes a choice: Trust her doctor who claims he can cure her, or listen to another patient who swears the asylum will kill them.
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Asleep by Krystal Wade Publication Date: February 16, 2016 Publisher:  Blaze Publishing
 
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When Sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton discovers she’s pregnant, she also learns the truth of her adoption. Overwhelmed, Andie must choose what’s best for the baby, but after hearing the heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able let go.
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Because I Love You by Tori Rigby Release Date: May 17, 2016 Publisher: Blaze Publishing
 
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Crescenzo never would’ve thought his father’s figurines were modeled after real people, but when his loved ones start vanishing from his life, he must unite their real life counterparts and seek their aid to save his family.
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The Carver by Jacob Devlin Publication Date: July 19, 2016 Publisher: Blaze Publishing
 
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After a financial collapse devastates the United States, the new government imposes a tax on the nation’s most valuable resource—the children.
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano Blog Tour with Playlist and Excerpt!




Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen


Fight Club meets Black Swan—Rachel wakes up in a ditch to find she doesn’t remember the last year of her life, and that everything—including herself—is vastly different than she remembers.

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.



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***EXCERPT***

His Harley was parked at the curb, in a pocket of shadow, blocked from the streetlight and behind one of the flowering trees Dad had planted earlier this year. Dylan started to hand me a helmet, but stopped, as if there was something else more important.

There’s something I have to do,” he said.

I thought maybe he needed to give me a few pointers on how to ride a motorcycle, that I should lean into the curves, that I should hold onto him, that I shouldn’t be afraid because he was a great driver.

I was wrong.

He slipped one arm around my waist and pulled me close, so close that I couldn’t have gotten away if I wanted to, while his other hand cupped my jaw, thumb just below my mouth, long fingers brushing against my ear. “I’ve wanted to do this since you got back,” he said, his voice a low, hoarse whisper.

I wanted to say, me, too, but I didn’t get a chance.

His lips found mine in the darkness where we could barely see each other, where the heat of his body melted into mine. There were two short, gentle kisses as if he didn’t believe I would be here very long, that I might disappear at any moment, and then after that came the third kiss—

The third kiss stole my heart.

And my soul.

I didn’t remember our first date or what we had in common or who was his favorite band, but I remembered this. I remembered a thousand kisses, a hundred nights, a million stars glittering overhead. We leaned into each other, as if we were each drawing an electric charge from the other, as if we’d been unplugged and powerless but now we were stronger, invincible, immortal. The world stopped spinning and we were all that existed; there were no other people, no cities, no countries; there was only this.

His lips pressed against mine, his scent filling the air, his hands touching me.

And then at last, the kiss ended and we stared into each other’s eyes, me remembering, him knowing, both of us breathless.

I almost lost you,” he said, his words soft as if he couldn’t say them very loud because it would show how strong the emotion was.

I’m here, I’m safe.”

He shook his head. “I’m not going to let anything happen to you,” he said. “I haven’t always been”—he hesitated—“a very good person. But I’m going to do everything I can to make sure no one ever hurts you again.”

He had a way of enchanting me with his words, maybe it was the poet in him, maybe this was easy for him, but it didn’t matter. I knew he was telling the truth.


I just didn’t know if I wanted to be safe.

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***DREAM CAST***

The Dream Cast for Lost Girls
By Merrie Destefano

If I could cast anyone I wanted for the roles in Lost Girls some of the actors would need to change their hair color. Other than that, I think the people listed below would do an amazing job!

Rachel Evans: Chloe Grace Moretz
Dylan McCarthy: Austin Butler (with dark hair)
Kyle Evans: Dylan Minnette
Lauren Maxwell: AnnaSophia Robb or Maddie Hasson
Molly McFadden: Elle Fanning (with red hair)Rachel's Dad: Ewan McGregor
FBI Agent Ryan Bennet: Channing Tatum
Brett: Alexander Ludwig

Zoe: Joey King

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CURRENTLY A FULL-TIME NOVELIST and magazine editor, Merrie Destefano’s next novel, LOST GIRLS, releases on January 3, 2017. Her other novels include AFTERLIFE and FEAST, both published by HarperCollins, and FATHOM, which was self-published. The editor of Victorian Homes magazine, she has also been the editor of American Farmhouse Style, Vintage Gardens, and Zombies magazine, and was the founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine.

With 20 years experience in publishing, she worked for a variety of publishing/broadcasting companies that include Focus on the Family, The Word For Today, and PJS Publications (now Primedia). Besides editing and writing, her background includes print buying, writing/producing radio promos, directing photo shoots, developing new products, writing jacket copy for books, creating sales media packets and organizing direct mail campaigns.

Born in the Midwest, she currently lives in Southern California with her husband, two German shepherds, a Siamese cat and the occasional wandering possum. Her favorite hobbies are reading speculative fiction and watching old Star Trek episodes, and her incurable addiction is writing. She loves to camp in the mountains, walk on the beach, watch old movies, listen to alternative music—although rarely all at the same time.

Blog - http://merriedestefanoauthor.blogspot.com/

Giveaway Information:

Blog Tour: All prizes listed below will be given to one prize winner.
Prizes listed are for a US winner only; if an International winner is chosen, the prize will be a $50 Amazon gift card.

  • 1 - Kindle Fire Tablet, black: 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, with the Alexa cloud-based voice service—just press and ask.
  • 1 - digital Kindle copy of LOST GIRLS
  • 1 - Pack of 14 vintage-style Swan Lake postcards 
  • 1 - pr. Black Swan earrings, handmade by author
  • 1 - "Always" temporary tattoo


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lightning-Fast German for Kids and Families: Learn German, Speak German, Teach Kids German Campaign


Lightning-Fast German for Kids and Families: Learn German, Speak German, Teach Kids German Campaign


***My Personal Review***


Great way to teach kids or anyone to learn German in a short amount of time using interactive things you have in your home - loads of vocabulary words, games and conversation ideas!  I think this is an easy way for anyone to learn because it uses familiar items in everyday settings to help you learn.  And then there is a BINGO game at the back of the book as well as scavenger hunts to see what you have learned so far.  Great book!  And they have lots of languages in the same type of book :)




Thursday, December 29, 2016

InstaNatural Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum - Anti Wrinkle, Fine Line, Hyperpigmentation & More Serum for Face - Eye Bag & Age Eraser Facial Formula - With Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide - 1 OZ


InstaNatural Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum - Anti Wrinkle, Fine Line, Hyperpigmentation & More Serum for Face - Eye Bag & Age Eraser Facial Formula - With Hyaluronic Acid & Niacinamide - 1 OZ

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***My Personal Review***

Have age spots?  Discoloration on parts of your skin?  Wrinkles or scars?  Want to get rid of them?  Then this is a great product for you - it's packed full of great anti-wrinkle and anti-aging ingredients plus you also get the added benefits of moisturizers like Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid! 

InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C Review


InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C Review




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***My Personal Review***

Retinol works wonders for your skin, and this one is very gentle and smooth on your face.  Packed with great ingredients like Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea alongside the Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol you will feel SO much better after using this.  It really made my skin feel soft and silky, and I have very oily skin on my face and it left me feeling cool and refreshed with no greasy residue.  Comes in a nice size pump bottle with a bright red label and lasts a long time.  InstaNatural has so many great skincare products and they are all such great quality and this one is no exception.  I recommend using several of their products in combination with each other to really enhance your results.  And with the antioxidants in this moisturizer you will start to see the toning and firming of your skin within a few days.  And InstaNatural never tests their products on animals and offer you a money back guarantee with all of their products.