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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2) by Tobie Easton Blog Tour!


Submerge (Mer Chronicles #2)
by Tobie Easton
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books


Now that Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, everything has changed. Will Lia’s family remain on land, leading the only life she and her sisters have ever known, or will they move below the waves, to the sparkling new capital city? Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year. But at Melusine and her father’s trial, new revelations threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders who to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or to embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey.

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***EXCERPT***

 “You should get back,” he says, nodding up the winding path
toward my house. I punch in the security code, and he pushes
open the gate. It scrapes through the gravel until the opening is just
wide enough for him to step through. But he doesn’t. He stands
there, waiting under the white, bell-shaped blossoms of one of our
brugmansia trees. I place my hand over his on the iron gate as I
step in close. Clay brings his other hand up to my cheek, stroking it
with fingers calloused from his guitar strings, drawing me closer still.
His handsome features—so familiar and so astonishing—gleam in
the moonlight, then grow so near they’re indiscernible. I let my eyes
flutter shut. Let myself taste Clay’s lips against mine. Get lost in the
richness of every touch, every press of his tongue and graze of his
cheek.
A suspiciously familiar, syrupy voice lurking in some hidden
crevice of my mind asks me if I really think I’m doing this right. If
maybe he’s comparing me to her. Surely she must have been a better
kisser. But I push that voice back into its dark cave as I wrap my arm
around Clay and he brings his hand back to cup my head, tangling
his fingers in my hair as my chest presses against his.
Finally, in a flurry of breathless, whispered goodbyes, our mouths
come together and apart, together and apart, until he slowly pulls
himself away and down the street. With one final flash of hazel and a
promise to see me in the morning, he disappears around the corner.
Later, after several hours of carefully smiling while catching up
with my parents, I lie in my sea sponge bed in the hidden grottos
beneath our house and try to sleep. As a layer of satiny salt water
covers me like a blanket, I force myself to replay tonight’s kiss instead

of imagining what risks the next few days will bring.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books on www.TobieEaston.com.




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Monday, September 18, 2017

Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for The Missing by Jerico Lenk!

 
Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
The Missing by Jerico Lenk
presented by Month9Books!
Make sure you grab your copy today!
 
Happy Book Birthday, Jerico!
 
 
Dark proclivities, excess, and outlandish curiosities prevail in 1890's London. Around the city, a battle rages between the living and the dead. The Black Cross, tasked to keep the peace, are quickly losing ground. 

Sixteen-year-old Willow Winchester, lives life as a boy called "Will" in his father's house of distinguished ladies, all but invisible to the wealthy Londoners who frequent. It's an easy ruse since his mother's death left his father's attention to fall upon business matters. But this isn't his only secret. 

When Will unwittingly becomes involved in a Black Cross ghost hunt, his uncanny ability to sense supernatural beings comes to light and the Black Cross wants him in their service. Suddenly, Will's free to be himself. 

But such freedom will come with a price, as Will fights for the acceptance of the only father he's ever known.

Now, part of a team of misfits and unlikely allies, Will finds he isn't the only one keeping secrets. Someone does not want him to uncover the truth about those who aren’t just missing from the world of the living, but missing from history itself.
Can he find the Missing before he ends up becoming one of them?

The Missing by Jerico Lenk Publication Date: October 10, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
Undergraduate studying Creative Writing, Classics, Russian and Western European History. Unabashed weeb probably burning incense and drinking too much coffee at this very moment. Out for queer representation and great sex hair. Beyond ready for the upcoming Vampire Chronicles TV series.
Lenk writes Young Adult/New Adult, spec fiction, poetry, and screenplays. He is currently unagented.
His poems have appeared at/in USF Tampa’s Thread Literary Inquiry, biannual 6x6 creative writing showcase, and placed second in National Poetry Month 2015; Tethered By Letters’ F(r)iction Spring 2016 poetry contest finalist; winner of the 2017 Bettye Newman Poetry award.
 
 
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy (Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown

   
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy (Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title from  Tantrum Books!
   
HERE WE GO! WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE COVER?
     
 
Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she's not just a Monday. She's a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy's elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical. When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby's choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!
Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy (Nova Kids #2) by Jennie K. Brown Publication Date:  October 10, 2017 Publisher:  Tantrum Books
Available for Pre-order Amazon 
   
 
Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN.
 

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Soldier's Return by Laura Libricz Book Blast! Historical Fiction Lovers!

The Soldier's Return by Laura Libricz

Publication Date: September 15, 2017 

eBook & Paperback Series: Heaven's Pond Trilogy, Book Two 

Genre: Historical Fiction


The year is 1626. A senseless war rips through parts of Germany. Ongoing animosity between the Catholics and the Protestants has turned into an excuse to destroy much of the landscape situated between France, Italy and Denmark. But religion only plays a minor role in this lucrative business of war. The young dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, returns to Amsterdam in chains after a period of imprisonment in the Spice Islands. He manages to escape but must leave Amsterdam in a hurry. Soldiers are in demand in Germany and he decides to travel with a regiment until he can desert. His hope of survival is to reach Sichardtshof, the farm in Franconia, Germany; the farm he left ten years ago. His desire to seek refuge with them lies in his fond memories of the maid Katarina and her master, the humanist patrician Herr Tucher. But ten years is a long time and the farm has changed. Franconia is not only torn by war but falling victim to a church-driven witch hunt. The Jesuit priest, Ralf, has his sights set on Sichardtshof as well. Ralf believes that ridding the area of evil will be his saving grace. Can Pieter, Katarina and Herr Tucher unite to fight against a senseless war out of control? ​ The Soldier’s Return is the second book in the Heaven’s Pond Trilogy and will be released on September 15, 2017.

Available on Amazon

About the Author

Laura Libricz was born and raised in Bethlehem PA and moved to Upstate New York when she was 22. After working a few years building Steinberger guitars, she received a scholarship to go to college. She tried to ‘do the right thing’ and study something useful, but spent all her time reading German literature. She earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn’t writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market. Her first novel, The Master and the Maid, is the first book of the Heaven's Pond Trilogy. The Soldier’s Return and Ash and Rubble are the second and third books in the series. For more information, please visit Laura Libricz's website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 4 A Book Geek Mello & June, It's a Book Thang! Tuesday, September 5 100 Pages a Day The Reading Queen Wednesday, September 6 Must Read Faster Just One More Chapter Thursday, September 7 The Writing Desk The Maiden's Court To Read, Or Not to Read Friday, September 8 Book Nerd CelticLady's Reviews Saturday, September 9 Passages to the Past Books, Dreams, Life Sunday, September 10 I Heart Reading Monday, September 11 A Literary Vacation Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots Tuesday, September 12 Jo's Book Blog WS Momma Readers Nook Wednesday, September 13 Laura's Interests Oh, For the Hook of a Book Thursday, September 14 A Holland Reads Svetlana's Reads and Views Friday, September 15 T's Stuff Pursuing Stacie

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Body Parts by Jessica Kapp Blog Tour!


Body Parts by Jessica Kapp
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Diversion Publishing


People would kill for her body.

Raised in an elite foster center off the California coast, sixteen-year-old Tabitha’s been sculpted into a world-class athlete. Her trainers have told her she’ll need to be in top physical condition to be matched with a loving family, even though personal health has taken a backseat outside the training facility. While Tabitha swims laps and shaves seconds off her mile time, hoping to find a permanent home, the rest of the community takes pills produced by pharmaceutical giant PharmPerfect to erase their wrinkles, grow hair, and develop superhuman strength.

When Tabitha’s finally paired, instead of being taken to meet her new parents, she wakes up immobile on a hospital bed. Moments before she’s sliced open, a group of renegade teenagers rescues her, and she learns the real reason for her perfect health: PharmPerfect is using her foster program as a replacement factory for their pill-addicted clients’ failing organs. And her friends from the center, the only family she’s ever known, are next in line to be harvested.

Determined to save them, Tabitha joins forces with her rescuers, led by moody and mysterious Gavin Stiles. As they race to infiltrate the hospital and uncover the rest of PharmPerfect’s secrets, though, Tabitha finds herself with more questions than answers. Will trusting the enigmatic group of rebels lead her back to the slaughterhouse?


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***EXCERPT***

The exit door buzzes. My breath catches when I notice it’s not a trainer—it’s Ms. Preen. And, she’s holding a red file, which can only mean one thing.
One of us is getting out.
Her heels make quick, light clicks as she crosses the floor past the weight equipment and yoga mats. She crinkles her nose as she moves through the thick cloud of sweat. By the time she reaches us, Meghan’s out of the pool. We stand, two-dozen bodies huddled together, anxious to hear the news. I scan my friends’ faces, wondering whose turn it is to go. Parker wraps his free arm around me. I imagine this is how a gymnast feels after a routine, waiting for her scores. Did I perform well enough? Could I have done more?
Will I win the ultimate prize: a family?
Ms. Preen presses through to the pool area, but stands far from our group, as if she thinks we’ll throw her in.
It’s crossed our minds before.
The light shines off her blonde bob, and her face is flawless. Freeze-dried, we like to say.
“Where is she?” Ms. Preen looks at our group as if she can’t tell us apart, which is probably true. Even though she pops in at least once a month to check on our vitals, she isn’t interested in getting to know us. She’s the one in charge of pairing us with families, but all she knows is what we’re good at. Meghan is the fast one; Paige climbs like she’s part monkey; Parker’s built like a brick house; and me, I have the lungs.
“The redhead, where is she?”
All eyes turn to me.
“We have names, you know,” Paige says, her voice curt. “Hers is Tabitha. T-A-B…”
Ms. Preen pulls a piece of paper out of the file, holding it up toward the row of skylights to read it. “Yes. She’s the one.”
Parker tightens his hold on me and I clasp my hands together to stop them from shaking. Ms. Preen doesn’t need to know I’m nervous. I’m supposed to be elated, ready to go. Maybe I’ve been fooling myself.
I wiggle out of Parker’s grip to step forward. “That’s me.”
Ms. Preen shoves the paper back into the file. “Get dressed. I’m taking you for your final screening. If you pass, you’ll be out tomorrow.” Her voice is hard and she turns to walk away.
I glance back at the group, at the faces I’ve known since childhood. They’re excited for me, but I can see the disappointment in their eyes. I know the look, because up until today I’ve watched friends leave, waiting for my turn.

Now that it is, I can’t move.
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AUTHOR INFO:


Jessica Kapp enjoys writing Young Adult Contemporary and Speculative Fiction. Story ideas often strike at inopportune times, and she’s been known to text herself reminders from under the covers.

She lives on a small farm in Washington with far too many goats and an occasional cow.




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Infect Me by Lauren Hammond Cover Reveal!


Infect Me by Lauren Hammond
Coming December 26, 2017

Samara Moore and Trevor George are convinced they can overcome anything as long as they're together--even a deadly virus that has infected half of the city.

The city of Boston has become a slave to the infected--humans that have slowly turned into monsters with only one thing on their mind, consuming flesh.

Samara has loved the reckless and wild Trevor since she was fourteen years old. The same goes for Trevor; he loves Mara fully and has always been the rock that holds everything together.

Until the day comes when he can't anymore.

In the midst of a global pandemic; Samara is torn between love and death, her head and heart and now she's left with two choices and one epic decision. She can either save herself or give up everything--including her life. 


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About the Author

Lauren Hammond was a formerly a literary agent with ADA Management Group, and from a young age she knew that one day she would grow up to become a writer. In 2007 she made that dream a reality. She has written a few Amazon Best Selling novels, and is probably known best for her novel, Insanity. She aspires to be a role model for young writers who have a piece of paper, a pencil, and a dream. If you don't dream big and shoot for the stars, you might wake up one day and regret it. 



Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan

 
Hello Readers!  Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for
Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan
presented by Month9Books!
Find out more info about this new release below, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
 
Happy Book Birthday, F.M. Boughan!
 
 
Darkness can only be controlled by those with the darkest of hearts.
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. Now, sixteen, her father has found love again. He’s happy and doesn’t quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her vicious daughters.
When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father’s mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her eventual freedom.
Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother’s and stepsisters’ every whim and fancy.
Stumbling into a chance meeting with Prince William during a secret visit to her mother’s grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival where she might see him once more.
But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince again? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she’s ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother? And what if she actually liked watching her stepmother suffer?
As Ellison’s power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, it becomes harder to tell whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.
CINDERELLA NECROMANCER is CINDER meets ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and was inspired by a real medieval grimoire of necromancy from 15th-century Germany

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan Publication Date: September 5, 2017 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.
 
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