Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 9 Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are celebrating! I'm so excited to be hosting a stop on the NOVEMBER 9 tour today! I'll be sharing my review of the book - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway!

November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria


Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak? 


"November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that's full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word."
—Anna Todd, Author of the After series

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November 9 is an enchanting New Adult contemporary romance that will leave fans of the genre breathless. The story follows our main character - Fallon - as she prepares to move from L.A. across the country. Of course, on this of all days, she meets the gorgeous aspiring author - Ben - and their immediate connection and attraction to one another leads to Fallon spending her last day in L.A. with him. We see time go by and Ben and Fallon go their separate ways. Fallon's new life is thrilling and eventful - which Ben thinks is the perfect idea for his novel. Even as the years pass, Ben and Fallon always meet up on the same day - November 9 - to relive old memories and to talk about their current lives. Fallon begins to suspect that Ben hasn't been telling her the truth about his life. Could he just be making up a fake life that will end in a huge twist for his novel? If their lives have now become just a story - how will it end?

I have to admit that this is the first book by the author that I've read. I've heard nothing but great things about all of her other works, but the genre isn't one that I immediately go for - so I sadly never got around to them. After reading this book, I definitely realize what I've been missing out on and why the author and her novels are raved about. In my opinion, the book was amazing. I loved Fallon and Ben, and I adored watching their characters change and grow throughout the book - along with their relationship with each other. The plot wasn't completely original (I honestly don't think it's possible anymore with all of the books out there) - but the author put her own unique twist on the template by creating wonderful characters, an intriguing time line, and a roller coaster ride of emotions. These things - among so many others - are what really make this novel stand apart from the others in the genre. The writing is very well done and with all of the vivid imagery and detailed descriptions, I could easily picture myself in the world the author created. I'm not usually a very visceral reader - it's rare when I get really emotional over a book and end up crying or whatnot. Well, this book grabbed my heart and I found myself intensely connected to the characters and their relationship - both the good and the bad. As I said, it was an emotional roller coaster, and I found myself swooning on one page then being upset and mad and then heartbroken (and crying like a baby). For those of you who have read the book - or any of the author's other works - you know what I mean. I don't think it's possible to stay detached from the story - you get wrapped up inside of it from the very beginning. I can't recommend this book highly enough to everyone - especially fans of the genre and the author. You won't be disappointed - I promise.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

Twitter: @ColleenHoover
Instagram: @ColleenHoover

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for NOVEMBER 9:

Dallas, TX
Monday, November 9th
10:00 PM
5803 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX  75231

Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday, November 10th
7:00 PM
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Chicago, IL
Wednesday, November 11th
7:00 PM
26 S. La Grange Rd.
La Grange, IL 60525

Thursday, November 12th
7:00 PM
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

White Plains, NY
Friday, November 13th
7:00 PM
230 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Miami, FL
Saturday, November 14th
5:00 PM
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Boston, MA
Sunday, November 15th
5:00 PM
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA  02446

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, November 17th
7:00 PM
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Tuesday, December 8th BOOK PEOPLE
7:00 PM
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Forbidden Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway
Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the FORBIDDEN blog tour! I have a guest post by the author to share with you today - and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, check out the schedule at the end of the post!

Author: Eve Bunting
Genre: YA Historical/Gothic
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook


In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

Where did the inspiration to write FORBIDDEN come from?

The setting for Forbidden came to me first. I have always loved stories about old, creepy house in an isolated place, on a cliff perhaps or set deep in dark woods. I also love stories of the sea. I had read once about "wrecking" and the horrors of that profession stayed in my mind. The two came together in my thinking . I reread Daphne Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn and I was hooked. 

Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting. 

Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works. 

Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work. 

In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California. 

Giveaway: (3) winners will receive a finished copy of FORBIDDEN - US Only 

Tour Schedule:

Week One: 

11/23/2015- The Cover Contessa- Interview 
11/24/2015- Book Briefs- Review 
11/25/2015- A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post 
11/26/2015- Zach's YA Reviews- Review 
11/27/2015- BookHounds YA- Interview

Week Two: 

11/30/2015- Just Commonly- Review 
12/1/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Interview 
12/2/2015- Novel Novice- Review 
12/3/2015- The Reading Nook Reviews- Guest Post 
12/4/2015- Mundie Moms- Review

Cover Reveal: My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool


My Sweet Demise (The Demise Series, #1)
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
 Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Desperation makes a girl do crazy things…

When twenty-one year old Raina O’Connor is kicked out of her room on short notice, she’s thrown into a frantic search for a new place to stay. As the situation becomes more urgent, her choices have dwindled to her least favorite option—ladies’ man, Kent Nicholson.

Kent Nicholson loves women, just not as a roommate…

When a gorgeous blonde with big hazel eyes answers Kent’s ad for a roommate, his red flags start flying. He’s looking for a wingman, not a chick who will put a damper on his game or drench his apartment in pink. It’s clear she’s in a bind, and something about her makes him break his own rules. But when he reluctantly accepts, it’s with four concrete conditions.

Be his wingman. Don’t get in his way with other girls. No bitchy attitudes. And most importantly, she can’t fall for him.

Pretty sure this was the world’s worst idea—ever…

Trust is something earned. Raina learned that the hard way when her father broke her heart as a child, making it easy to steer clear of relationships. But living with Kent somehow stirs emotions Raina has always forbidden herself to have. Plus, he’s everything she never wanted—untrustworthy, pigheaded…and gorgeous. Something tells her Kent isn’t free of his own secret scars…

Love can drag you down and spit you out, and be worth every second.

When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things. My Sweet Demise is my debut New-Adult contemporary romance novel. Keep up to date with future releases by following on Twitter: @shanavauthor

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: The Blood Scion by Nazarea Andrews

Today we are celebrating the release of THE BLOOD SCION by Nazarea Andrews. It is the beginning of a brand new paranormal series from Nazarea, The Scion Legacy. Don't miss picking up The Scionless House, a novella in the series, because it is FREE!
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I was just a reporter, trying to stay ahead of my student loans. I knew the rules, and I followed them. I thought I knew how the world worked—humans lived their petty little lives in the safety of the sun. We loved and fought and—when the sun sank—we scurried behind our walls and lived in fear. That is when the monsters came out to play. And even in the safety of the sun, we knew who ruled us. The Houses. And their Scions. Everyone knows the great Houses and their Scions—they are feared and loved and hated and envied. They are the gods who walk the shadows and rule all of our lives. They are salvation and death. And somehow, I am one of them.

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Twelve Houses. Twelve vampire lines. We ruled from the shadows, and manipulated the world, and when humans came too close to destruction, we intervened. Every House has a Scion. A fragile, easily broken human that stood shoulder to shoulder with the house Princes and Princesses. Except for ours. The Ravens, House Cantelie. We've been without a Scion for almost fifteen years. But that will change...and her life will be mine to protect.

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Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.




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Release Day Blitz: Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters


bdcoverIn a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters tells the story of a troubled young woman and the unforgettable guy who teaches her to live—and love—to the fullest.  

She’s waiting to die. . . . 

Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.  

He’s learning to live. . . .  

As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find. 

Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.  

Advance praise for Butterfly Dreams: 

“All the feels: poignant, funny, sad, beautiful, and inspiring! Your own belly butterflies will take flight.”New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans 

“A. Meredith Walters is the author I turn to when I want to get sucked into a beautiful story that packs an emotional punch.”New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett 

Butterfly Dreams is one of the most poignant books I’ve read all year. It’s heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful. A. Meredith Walters weaves a story that draws you in from the very first page and refuses to let you go even once it’s finished.”—Stacey Lynn, author of the Nordic Lords series 

“The ending nearly killed me, but I survived. I read this book in one sitting, and what a roller coaster of a story. The author did an amazing job. . . . I found myself unable to put the book down.”—The Book Hookup  

My doorbell rang. 


I looked at the clock and realized it was already 7:30. 

So that meant it was Beckett on the other side of the door. 


I looked down at my half-naked body. 


And then I started freaking out. 

“I’ll be right there!” I yelled. 

Should I let him in? 

But I was practically naked! 

I couldn’t let him see me like this! 

Maybe I should own it. Shake my hips and let him get a look at the goods. 

Like that would ever happen. 

Crap, what was I going to wear? 

I grabbed a pair of jeans from my floor and wiggled them on, not really paying attention to which ones they were. 

I reached into my closet and pulled the closest shirt off the rack. I tied my hair into a ponytail and slipped on a comfortable pair of ballet flats. 

I hoped Beckett hadn’t planned on five-star dining because I was dressed more for a McDonalds milkshake before hanging with the bowling league. 

“Sorry,” I said, out of breath, opening the door and letting Beckett inside. 

“I was starting to think I needed to break in and make sure you hadn’t gotten stuck in the toilet or something.” Beckett looked damn near perfect in a dark pair of jeans and button-up blue shirt the same color as his eyes. 

He had even gotten a haircut. Way to make me feel like a total underachiever in the getting ready department, buddy. 

“Looks like you cut yourself,” I said, indicating the piece of toilet paper stuck to his chin. 

“Fuck. I forgot about that,” he muttered, pulling it off, looking embarrassed. 

“You should have left it there. It’s cute,” I teased, putting on my black wool coat. 

“You ready?” he asked. 

“As I’ll ever be.” I gave him a wide smile and he laughed. 

“I’m not taking you to your death by firing squad. You could act a bit more excited.” 

I jumped up and down, clapping my hands together. “OMG, Beck! I can’t wait!” I gasped. 

“Is that better?” I asked, closing my apartment door behind me and locking it. 

“Much.” Beckett leaned down and I swear he was checking out my ass. 

“Excuse me, but what in the hell are you doing?” I demanded. 

“Are you aware that the Cheshire cat is on your right butt cheek?” 

I craned my body to get a look at what he was talking about. And sure enough, there was a bright purple patch with the damn Cheshire cat on my derriere. 

“I must have picked up the wrong jeans,” I groaned. These were my hanging-out-doing-laundry jeans. Not meant to be seen by anyone but myself and the cat. 

“I was in a rush. I couldn’t figure out what to wear. It was stressful,” I tried to explain, pulling my coat down over my feline-covered bum. 

“The last thing I want is to stress you out, Cor-Cor.” 

I smacked his arm. “I thought I warned you about using that damn nickname,” I threatened. 

“I show up with toilet paper stuck to my face and you have a cat on your butt. I think we make a pretty awesome pair,” Beckett snickered, unlocking his car.

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

Cover Reveal: Bleizgeist by Hazel Butler


Author: Hazel Butler
Genres: New Adult Dark Fantasy
Publication date: December 15, 2015 
Published by: Astrid Press


Ingary is a harsh land. Cursed by a perpetual winter, the isolated little town has all but forget why they worship the wolf.

Marked by magic she cannot control, Marishka is an outcast. Alone and starving she is plagued by geiste, the unconscious minds of the people of Ingary, roaming the wilderness as they sleep. Attracted to the gramarye in Marishka’s blood, the geiste give her no rest. Losing herself to madness, she is saved when she chances to fall in love. But when her affair is discovered, all hope is taken from her.

Beaten and lovelorn, she resigns herself to death.

And then the wolf walks through her door, and Marishka recalls the meaning of Bleizgeist—the spirit of the wolf.

Praise for Bleizgeist:

‘Filled with atmosphere and chills – a book of beautiful prose and sweeping scope that will have you reading well into the night and beyond.’ -Joel Cornah, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Network

‘A good novella has to be complete in itself but also make you want to read more, and Bleizgeist succeeds at both. It’s a beautifully written tale that intertwines darkness and love to devastating effect, concealing and revealing its secrets with a skillful hand. Vivid sensory details bring the whole to life – you can almost taste the cold forest air and hear the cry of the wolves – but it’s the emotion at the heart of this magical story that continues to resonate long after you reach the final page.’ -A.F.E. Smith, Darkhaven (Harper Voyager)

‘Bleizgeist is the dark, haunting tale of Marishka’s search for acceptance in a harsh world that reveres and yet shuns her. Butler’s masterful storytelling is merciless. I cried for Marishka more than once. Bleizgeist is an homage to the dark fairytales of old, with a bold and modern approach that makes it very special.’ -Sammy H.K. Smith, Grimbold Books

Hazel is an author, artist and archaeologist from Cheshire, England. She is the founder and owner of The Bookshine Bandit, a business dedicated to helping authors, writers, bloggers, and those looking to self-publish achieve their dreams and maximise their writing potential.

Since 2010 she has been working on a series of Gothic Literary novels, the first of which, Chasing Azrael, was released in April 2014. The Deathly Insanity series is a set of Urban Fantasy novels with overlapping character and plot-lines. Hazel’s other published works include ‘Grave’, a short Dark Fantasy story, and an additional short story and novella published under a pen name.

While her primary interests are in Gothic and Fantasy art and fiction, Hazel reads a wide range of subjects and enjoys most forms of art. In addition to this, she runs The Bipolar Bear, a blog on bipolar disorder, and loves dogs. Her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Dexter (yes, after the serial killer), is her near-constant companion.

Hazel is currently in the final year of her PhD, which focuses on Gender Dynamics in Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Britain. She studied at The University of Manchester for her Undergraduate degree, then Bangor University for her MA and PhD, spending the two years between her MA and PhD doing corporate archaeology and research excavations, both in Britain and in Austria. She has two papers published in international journals.

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