Cover Reveal: Blinding Night and WinterDream

Hello Readers!

Today I’ve got two beautiful cover reveals for ya!

You ready?

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Blinding Night (Book One)
Publisher: Parliament House Press

 

What if you were the missing piece in one of the world’s most epic legends?

Despite being an art history student, Summer isn’t thrilled to be stuck with her archeologist family all summer in Greece. While the rest of her college friends are posting a million selfies by the pool together, Summer is stuck alone, trying to entertain herself alone in a place where she doesn’t even speak the language.

Upon her arrival to Greece, strange dreams and even stranger shadows seem to haunt Summer, leaving her to ponder the meaning of pomegranate seeds and twisted, darkened faces.

Suddenly, her stay abroad leads to tragic twists, leaving Summer in the arms of a dark stranger, who claims to be the god, Hades, whom she feels like she knows from another life. In a whirlwind through the busy streets of Athens, Summer is seduced to the lowest point of Greece where Hades’ lair awaits…the Underworld. Determined to find out who she is and where she belongs in an age-old myth, Summer joins Hades to discover that the secrets about her past life are beyond anything she could have ever imagined.

Find Out About Other Books by Chantal Gadoury at https://www.chantalgadoury.com/

About the Author: Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

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Website: https://www.chantalgadoury.com/

Purchase Links

Allerleirauh

Amazon

HYPERLINK “http://www.parliamenthousepress.com/shop” Parliament House Press

The Songs in Our Hearts

HYPERLINK “https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Our-Hearts-Young-Romance-ebook/dp/B0744MKM9B” Amazon

Goodreads

Between the Sea and Stars

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The Songs We Remember

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Winter Dream

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Blinding Night

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Onto the next one!

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WinterDream
Publisher: Parliament House Press

 

Every Christmas Eve, the Stahlbaum family hosts the most lavish Christmas party in St. Petersburg. For Clara Stahlbaum, it’s an end to a chapter of her life and a beginning of another. Her father wishes for her to marry Viscount Yakov Petryaey, a well-admired member of the Russian court.

When her Great Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives for the party, he brings his handsome, Anton Vasiliev, and Clara’s old childhood toy—the Nutcracker. The return of this relic causes her to remember the magical dream she shared with it as a child, swept away to an enchanted world of the land of sweets and meeting the delightful friends of the Nutcracker Prince. As the magic begins to unfold again, her Nutcracker comes to life and they are faced to fight the lurking Mouse King and his followers. Escaping once more into the realm of WinterDream, the Nutcracker Prince reveals that the world is under a curse, and the Mouse King is determined to have WinterDream for himself. The Prince must break his own curse to win back his kingdom, which can only be achieved by falling in love with a human girl. They travel to his castle in hopes to gain the help of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Irina, in defeating the evil coming their way.

Yet, the more time she spends in WinterDream, the more Clara discovers the Mouse King is not who he seems to be…and neither is anyone else. Clara must help take back WinterDream from the rolling darkness, and must save the Nutcracker Prince before he transforms back into his original wooden state.

 

Find Out About Other Books by Chantal Gadoury at https://www.chantalgadoury.com

About the Author: Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chantalgadouryfans/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgadoury16

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantalgadouryauthor/

Website: https://www.chantalgadoury.com/

 

Purchase Links:

Allerleirauh

Amazon

HYPERLINK “http://www.parliamenthousepress.com/shop” Parliament House Press

The Songs in Our Hearts

HYPERLINK “https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Our-Hearts-Young-Romance-ebook/dp/B0744MKM9B” Amazon

Goodreads

Between the Sea and Stars

HYPERLINK “https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36341006-between-the-sea-and-stars”

The Songs We Remember

HYPERLINK “https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36486046-the-songs-we-remember” Goodreads

Winter Dream

HYPERLINK “https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37614352-winterdream” Goodreads

Blinding Night

HYPERLINK “https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36486049-blinding-night” Goodreads

I’m super excited for these titles and I hope you are too!

I hope you enjoyed and have a nice day!

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Cover Reveal: Ruthless Magic by Megan Crewe

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Hello Readers!

Today Megan Crewe and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for RUTHLESS MAGIC, her new YA Fantasy which releases May 30, 2018! Check out the awesome cover and enter to win an ARC!

On to the reveal!

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Title: RUTHLESS MAGIC

Author: Megan Crewe

Pub. Date: May 30, 2018

Publisher: Megan Crewe

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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Find it: Goodreads, Pre-Order

In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.

Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages’ Exam.

Disadvantaged by her parents’ low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.

Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.

Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?

The start of a new series by USA Today bestselling author Megan Crewe, Ruthless Magic combines the magic of Harry Potter with the ferocity of The Hunger Games alongside a poignant romance. Fans of Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, look no further for your next urban fantasy fix!

Grab the prequel MAGIC UNMASKED for FREE!

Exclusive Excerpt!

Hail pelted us, and the wind lashed at us from all sides. I could hardly breathe. The only solid thing was Finn. I curled my fingers into the damp fabric of his shirt and sang into the stiller space between us. “Como veían que resistía.”

Magic hummed from the vicious air into me. An image swam up of the grate I’d come across in the courtyard, between the buildings. A grate that led to something below.

I knelt down, pulling Finn with me, and pressed my free hand to the spongy ground. The wind tried to steal my next lyrics from my lips, but the magic raced through me all the same—through me and down, down, into an open space I sensed below us like a gasp of fresh air.

I did gasp then, and forced out a verse. I’d never magically transported another person with me before, but I had to. I had to.

The magic rushed up around us with the thrust of my words. I clung to Finn, singing the energy around him as tightly as I could. Then I propelled us downward with a lurch.

We surged through rough blackness that rasped over my skin and landed with a feet-jarring thump. I exhaled in a rush, dizzy in the sudden quiet. My eardrums ached from the pounding of the storm we’d escaped and the effort of the conjuring.

We crouched in total darkness. The surface beneath me felt like concrete. Cold dank air hovered around us with a faintly salty flavor that reminded me of the ocean.

My fingers were tangled in Finn’s shirt. His arm was still around me. In the dark, I was abruptly aware of the rise and fall of his rasping breath, the warmth of his chest, and the answering warmth it sent through me.

He was alive—we were alive—and in that moment, it felt like a miracle.

About Megan: Like many authors, Megan Crewe finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and son (and does on occasion say “eh”), she’s always planning some new trip around the world, and she’s spent the last six years studying kung fu, so you should probably be nice to her. She has been making up stories about magic and spirits and other what ifs since before she knew how to write words on paper. These days the stories are just a lot longer.

Megan’s first novel, Give Up the Ghost, was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. The Way We Fall was nominated for the White Pine Award and made the International Literacy Association Young Adults’ Choices List, and Earth & Sky was an OLA Best Bet for 2015. She is also the author of the rest of the Fallen World series (The Lives We Lost, The Worlds We Make, and Those Who Lived), the rest of the Earth & Sky trilogy (The Clouded Sky and A Sky Unbroken), and the standalone contemporary fantasy A Mortal Song.

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Giveaway Details:

One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a pack of Ruthless Magic swag featuring the cover and character art.

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Cover Reveals: Cursed and Garden Of Ashes

Hello Readers!

Today I have some super exciting cover reveals for you!

 

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Cursed: The Hunger Inside

Publisher: Parliament House Press

 

A war rages between kings and clans for centuries, nations split and kingdoms fallen. Caught in the midst of poverty and bedlam, twenty-year-old Aldor faces a choice: leave home and start anew, or stay and protect what little he has?

 

Aldor has only made one friend in his life and has never seen a legendary creature before. As soon as he steps beyond his door, he finds himself an outlaw, hunted by ghosts, dragons, and bandits. Forced into joining a team of misfits in a race to recover a sacred, lost artifact—Haran’s Stone—Aldor finds unexpected friendships and adventure with a huntsman, a smuggler, a scientist, and a princess. Just when their quest begins to appear promising, disaster strikes, wielding the unexpected—and the terrifying!

 

Aldor’s life will never be the same as he struggles with fear, loss, love for the very first time. As the roots of his world crumble to dust, Aldor and company mustn`t lose themselves in a fury of cannibals, monsters, and illusions; their greatest challenge yet.

Find Out About Other Books by Casey Millette at http://www.caseymillette.com

About the Author: Casey M. Millette, sixteen, has been into writing since she was five. Her love of The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia has inspired her to write the Cursed series. Casey lives just outside Atlanta, Georgia with her family and cat, Hudson. You can follow her on the Casey M. Millette Facebook page, Instagram, and her website: http://www.caseymmillette.com.

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Garden of Ashes

Garden of Ashes (Snow Spark Saga #2)
Publisher: Parliament House Press

It’s the one place no rustler ever wants to end up.

Having survived Rondo’s destruction, sixteen-year-old Rags has been taken captive by the Kingdom and sentenced to ‘rehabilitation’ at the Kingdom’s Threshing Floor, a notorious prison camp for hardened criminals.Those who refuse to serve the Kingdom go in…no one comes out.

Faced with this nightmarish reality, Rags is forced to use everything she knows as a rustler to survive against starvation, a cruel ward master, and torture at the hands of the Kingdom’s ruler, Hyperion. Given only two options—death, or conformation to the Kingdom’s ways—she’s forced to play the Kingdom’s twisted game.

With the help of the Kingdom’s second-in-command, Henrick Oreson, and its charismatic luresman, Colton Caelan Fieldson, Rags must find a way to play a convincingly false role she was never meant to play and show the Kingdom she can be ‘rehabilitated’ to its standards. But with the deciding evaluation rigged in the Kingdom’s favor, failure is imminent…unless she can find a way to turn lies into truth and achieve the impossible: actually, escape the Threshing Floor.

 

Find Out About Other Books by Kathryn Lee Martin at https://www.rynleewrites.com/

About the Author: Kathryn Lee Martin, known as ‘Ryn’ by friends and colleagues, spends her days saddling up the literary horse and hitting the “what if” trails on a quest to tell the outlaws’ and underdogs’ stories. Not one to shy away from the darker side of stories for the older young adult audience, her works often explore impossible odds and dire futures, falling into a fusion of post-apocalyptic science fiction meets the gritty lawlessness of the old west with a dash of fantasy and steampunk. Putting her unfortunate characters in situations where faith and fighting often go hand in hand, she’s not afraid to make things difficult for them and when she’s not corrupting society on paper, she’s usually leading the rebellion to save it.

 

An avid outdoors woman at heart, Kathryn spends her days living a quiet, faith-filled life on her family’s small farmstead where she can usually be found working in her vegetable garden, spending time with her family, and playing the role of ‘critter mom’ to a border collie, several cats, three goats, and a donkey. Prior to choosing to follow her dream of becoming an author, she spent almost a decade joyfully working at a small town, local gourd farm as a parts maker, part of the finishing department, and a proud member of its seasonal field crew.

 

Contact Links

Website: https://www.rynleewrites.com/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RynSageQuill/

I’m so in love with these covers!

Ooh and one last thing, theresta giveaway going on! Enter to win all current books in the Parliament Catalog, with titles like “Allerleirauh,” “Blue Bottle Tree,” “A Wild and Unremarkable Thing,” “The Ganga Shift” and more!  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/98a39a333/?

Hope you enjoyed and have a nice day!

Cover Reveal: The Halves Of Us by Sydney Paige Richardson

Hello Readers!

Today I have another cover reveal for you!

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The Halves of Us

(The Halves of Us Trilogy)

Book One

Publisher: Parliament House Press

Twin Sisters: one destined to rule, one cursed to destroy.

Some say blood is thicker than water. But for twin sisters, Adie and Aura, their connection runs even deeper than blood.

After investigating a surprise attack carried out by dark souls, Aura uncovers a family secret: she is the fulfillment of a curse placed upon her family centuries ago.

While Aura is destined to destroy their planet, Thindoral, Adie is fated to follow in their mother’s footsteps and become Ruler, but even Adie’s path comes with revelations. Dangerous premonitions plague her dreams, all depicting Thindoral’s demise at the hand of her sister.

As darkness takes control of her mind, Aura must determine whether defying fate and time is the choice that will seal her destruction, or if self-sacrifice will save all she holds dear. Meanwhile, Adie is faced with an impossible decision: save her sister, or protect their world?

 

Find Out About Other Books by Sydney Paige Richardson at http://sydneypaigerichardson.com

 

About the Author

Even before Sydney could hold a pencil in her hand, she was making up stories in her head. Sydney wrote her first book in the second grade, Girls [sorry Lena Dunham], about her and her best friends in college [because college was super cool when you were 8] who went on treasure hunts and fought bad guys with their super powers. Her second grade teacher was so impressed, she laminated a cover and bound it. That will forever be the moment Sydney dreamed of holding a copy of her own book and placing it on a shelf.

 

Now all grown up, Sydney still stays in the fantasy world, fashioning worlds where the power of a star can be harnessed and used for time travel, flying is just as easy as walking here on earth – and her best friends are fairies. Sydney represented by Rebecca Angus at Golden Wheat Literary. The Halves of Us, Book 1 is her first novel. Sydney resides in Austin, Texas with her nerdy husband, Cody, and three fat cats, Vincent Van Gogh, Mufasa, and Bella.

 

Contact Links

Website: http://sydneypaigerichardson.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneypaigeauthor/

I hope you enjoyed!

Soul Seekers Cover Reveals

Hello Readers!

Today have a few cover reveals for ya!

 

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The Room of Arches (Soul Seekers Series)
Book Two

Publisher: Parliament House Press

Description: Peyton is beginning a new chapter in her life. Abstinent and coming to accept herself, she is finally conceding to her ability.

Now that Peyton has chosen to see her powers as a gift, she is open to the possibility of change all around her.

Peyton knows she can’t stick to working her part-time job at the solicitor’s for much longer, so when an opportunity presents itself, despite being warned to stay away, she can’t resist who she is meant to be…

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The Beginning (Soul Seekers Series)
Book Three

Peyton is considering using her gift to help others. She realizes she’s already helped so many people, both alive and dead, that perhaps it can continue. But can she do it alone?

While Peyton tries to persuade Olivia to join her in a new business venture, she battles the particularly brusque owners of a haunted hotel in her first paying ghost-hunting job.

Peyton seeks the help of Sylvia, the psychic, to hone her skills, all the while trying to coax the spirit out of The Grand Hotel before it’s too late…

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Dead Drunk (Soul Seekers Series)
Book Four

Peyton has found sobriety and launched her ghost-hunting business, Soul Seekers, only to discover things aren’t as easy as they might have seemed. The stress between her and her best friend and business partner, Olivia, is beginning to take its toll when they land their first official case.

Peyton comes face to face with not only a spirit, but her own personal demons in her assignment to clear a house. Will she manage to ward them both off before they destroy her?

Find Out About Other Books by Alice J. Black at https://www.facebook.com/alice.j.black.doors/  & www.writers.com

About the Author: Alice lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. Nothing much has changed and she writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Most of her work is rooted in darkness, her inspiration coming from a macabre selection of reads as well as the dreams that frequent her sleep.

Her debut novel, The Doors, was released three years ago and her next novel release, A Shadowed Beginning, the first part in a series of seven, was released in autumn. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies with various presses and she is always working on more. When she’s not writing, she always has a book in her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day.

Contact Links
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Twitter: @alicejblack

Blog: https://alicejblack.wordpress.com/

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Hope you enjoyed!

Book Review: When Stars Go Out by Ransom Grey

Hello Readers!

I have a lovely book review for ya’ll today!

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When Stars Go Out by Ransom Grey

Publisher: Defiance Press

Pages: 240

Pub Date: 6/5/18

Goodreads Description: The dawning of a new order casts a shadow across a whole nation. GRO, the government’s Great Reorganization Operation, is turning American society upside down as it seizes teenagers and throws them into compounds across the country. Behind the speeches and programs, a darkness stirs. Reed can feel it. Taken from his home and dropped into the compound of “The Hill” in central Virginia, he can’t escape the feeling that evil hangs over him night and day, watching his every move. Something is preying upon the teenagers of the Hill. An entire city lies paralyzed under the iron fist of a shadowy government agency and its cruel police force. Spies lurk among the crowds of frightened teens, ready to pounce at the first sign of dissidence. Fear keeps a choking hold on every soul–almost.

When he makes a new friend, Reed begins asking questions and stumbles upon a different side of this dark reality–a world of secrets where the light still lingers and hope burns in the hearts of a few. It’s a strange world where everyday teens are fugitives playing a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with the secret police. But it’s fascinating, thrilling, and it all seems to revolve around a single figure–one man–who ties Reed’s parallel lives together. Though dangerous to be around, this man seems to hold the answers Reed needs to make sense of the insanity around him. But he is being hunted, and the secrets in his past may be darker than anything else that haunts the Hill.

Caught in a crossfire of warring ideals, Reed faces an agonizing choice and a single path of escape–but is it worth what it will cost him?

Review: First off can we appreciate the gorgeousness of that cover? I can’t wait to see the finished product! This book definitely earned a spot on my favorites list, it has a dystopian setting with an underlying story/message and Mr. Grey executed it perfectly.

I liked that the story is told in Reed’s secular perspective, seeing his thoughts on what Elijah and the others talked about was interesting and I found them realistic.

Reed’s character was likeable and relatable, he’s just your average guy with good looks and tons of friends. When he encounters Nathan and his group he starts to open his eyes and see his errors and the lies he’s been told. His character was realistic in that he was apprehensive in the beginning and didn’t like being told that what he was doing was wrong. He had the most character development by far and it was nice to see him become a better person as the story went on.

Elijah was definitely my favorite character, he’s kind, friendly, and happy despite his sad past. I don’t cry often when reading but Elijah’s story gave me the feels big time! I also liked that when he tried to get through to Reed he did so without being overly preachy, which usually drives people away.

The supporting characters were all well written and had a lot of depth, I connected to them easily and ended up caring for them all. The betrayals were crazy and I didn’t see them coming. Towards the end Reagan seems to have a change of heart and I really want to see if he comes around.

I loved the setting in that it could actually be real considering our current United States and how the government wants to take away our rights. Mr. Grey’s descriptions were excellent and I could visualize everything perfectly. The story was pretty fast paced though the story starts off a little slow. There was a lot of action and sneaking around and it really kept me on my toes.

One other thing I liked was the author’s subtlety. The cussing was almost non-existent and the two kisses didn’t go into detail which I deeply appreciate. A huge thanks to Mr. Grey for creating an enjoyable but clean book!

All in all I really enjoyed and loved this book, if you haven’t read it go check it out immediately!

Rating: 5 Stars!!

Recommendation: ages 12 and up

(This book is meant for teens but any age can enjoy this gem!)

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I hope you enjoyed!

 

 

What I’m Reading Wednesday + Exciting News!

Hello Readers!

It’s time for WIRW and exciting news!

So news first, I joined the Frisco YALSA Teens’ Top Ten group! I’m so grateful for this opportunity and it’s going to be so exciting! Not to mention more awesome book reviews for you!

The other news is that I’ll be attending the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Irving next weekend, I loved going last year (before I became a book blogger) and now that I have a better idea of what to expect I’m even more excited for this year! Here’s their website: http://www.northtexasteenbookfestival.com

Okeedokee now on to What I’m Reading Wednesday!

First up is: The Last of The Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

Goodreads Description: 16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way.

Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

Number Two is: Dream of The Butterfly by Richard Marazano

Goodreads Description: Tutu is lost in a village where winter is eternal and the rabbits of the secret police find her guilty of one of the worst crimes imaginable—being a little girl! The Emperor of this strange town holds the key to her redemption, but it will come at a price.

I want to start Codex of Darkness by E. P. Stein and Prodigy Prince by Natasha Sapienza so keeping my fingers crossed that I finish my current reads soon!

What are you currently reading?

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Sleight Blog Tour

SLEIGHT

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Hello Readers!

Today I’ve got a super exciting book tour for ya’ll!

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About The Book:

Title: SLEIGHT

Author: Jennifer Sommersby

Pub. Date: April 24, 2018

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 424

Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads

Delia smiles at the shadow only she sees—

Something slams into her. The lyra whirls like a half-dollar spinning on its edge.

My mother is thrown backward.

And she falls.

Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players Company, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; an extended family of clowns; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who astonish and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death.

That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed.

Still reeling from the tragedy, the Cinzio Traveling Players are also adjusting to the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark and dangerous history. And suddenly Geni is stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to be able to see.

As the visions around her grow stronger, Geni isn’t sure who she can trust. Even worse, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

About Jennifer:

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I am a writer, copy/line editor, bibliophile, and mom of four living in the Great White North. Represented by Victoria Doherty Munro at Writers House.Romantic comedies under Eliza Gordon.

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Giveaway Details: International

3 winners will receive a SLEIGHT Prize Pack including a finished copy of the book and swag! International.

Ends on May 4th at Midnight EST!
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Review: This book has Mesopotamian mythology, an awesome circus setting, and a dangerous search for a powerful book, what more do you you need to hear before dropping everything and reading it immediately?

Genevieve, Houdini, and Baby were my top favorite characters by far. Geni’s really likeable and her relationship with Houdini was really sweet. Baby is your typical protective Dad but with a little twist, (you’re going to have to read to find out!) it’s really hard not to like him. And Houdini was so cute and mischievous! (Doesn’t hurt that I love elephants)

The circus setting was wonderful. Delia and Geni’s mother-daughter act was really nice. And reading about her circus family and how her typical days went was really fun. There was a romance, it wasn’t unbearable and it didn’t take away from the story for me which I really appreciated.

The book was really fast paced, I didn’t find myself bored anywhere along the way and it just flew right by! The story was really interesting and just drew me in right away. And the twists! I loved all the twists! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and all the mystery and suspense was killing me. I can’t wait for book two to come out!

Rating: 5 Stars!

Recommendation: For circus fans and lovers of mythology ages 15 and up

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/2/2018- Novel Novice- Guest Post

4/3/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review

4/4/2018- For the Love of KidLit- Interview

4/5/2018- Two Points of Interest- Review

4/6/2018-  HYPERLINK “http://www.bookhoundsya.net/” \t “_blank” BookHounds YA- Interview

Week Two:

4/9/2018-  HYPERLINK “https://rhythmicbooknerd.wordpress.com/” \t “_blank” RhythmicBooktrovert- Review

4/10/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post

4/11/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings- Review

4/12/2018- Page Turners Blog- Excerpt

4/13/2018- Eating Between The Lines- Review

Week Three:

4/16/2018- Wonder Struck- Review

4/17/2018- Jena Brown Writes- Review

4/18/2018- Blushing Bibliophile- Review

4/19/2018- Reading with Rendz- Review

4/20/2018- Daily Waffle – Interview

Week Four:

4/23/2018- The Desert Bibliophile- Review

4/24/2018- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews- Excerpt

4/25/2018- Simply Daniel Radcliffe- Review

4/26/2018-Margies Must Reads- Excerpt

4/27/2018- The Book Nut- Review

Week Five:

4/30/2018- Book-Keeping- Review

I hope y’all enjoyed!

P.S. Look out for reading updates on Wednesday!

Book Review: Shadow Call by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller

Hello Readers!

Today I’m reviewing Shadow Call by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller

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Goodreads Description: His throne. Her rebellion. Their war.

Qole is the youngest starship captain in living memory on her homeworld of Alaxak and has spent her life hunting a dangerous energy source called Shadow. Alaxans distrust and evade the galaxy’s royalty as a rule, but Qole is now harboring the exiled Prince Nevarian Dracorte, along with some very conflicting feelings about it—and him.

Nev’s feelings are just as complicated, but not towards her. When it comes to Qole, he knows one thing: he’d do anything to stay with her. But when Alaxak is attacked and Nev finds himself framed for murder, he realizes the only way to help Qole and her people is to fight for the throne that should be his. To become the royal she might hate.

As for Qole, she would never have imagined herself as the leader of a rebellion. Despite that, she soon realizes that hiding from her power is no longer an option. It’s time to answer the call, even if it kills her.

 

Review: I can’t believe what a wild ride this book was! There was a lot more action and craziness in this one and right from the start there’s more death, more betrayals, and more about the shadow.

As far as the characters go I didn’t really start to care about them until the middle of the book. I did find I liked Telu and Qole, Telu’s really fun and fierce and Qole gives me Katniss vibes.

I didn’t like Qole & Nev’s relationship, it was a little too much for me especially since I’m not a fan of romance. One other thing was the slow pacing, I had to take breaks every once in a while so I didn’t lose interest and dnf it.

What saved this book for me was the mystery of shadow and what would happen to Qole and I just had to find out what was going on. I’m glad I stuck to it though because the end blew my mind and kept me on the edge of my seat! My top favorite things about the Kaitan Chronicles so far has to be the world building and the battle scenes. The authors’ description is amazing and I was able to visualize everything perfectly.

All in all this was an entertaining read and I loved all the twists despite some of them crushing my soul. I hope there’s a book three in the future!

Rating: 3.5 Stars

FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review

Hope y’all enjoyed!

Rebel With a Cupcake Blog Tour

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Hello Readers!

Today I’ve got a lovely blog tour for ya!

 

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Title: REBEL WITH A CUPCAKE

Author: Anna Mainwaring

Pub. Date: April 3, 2018

Publisher: KCP Loft

Pages: 216

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads

Synopsis: Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status … or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets.

That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that’s never bothered her before: fat.

The encounter shakes Jess’s formerly iron-clad confidence, and she starts to wonder if she’s been just a little too comfortable in her own skin. When the boy of her dreams invites her to a party, she must decide whether to try to fit in for the first time in her life, or remain true to herself — whoever that really is.

About Anna:

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Anna Mainwaring studied English Literature, which led to a career in banking. She left to travel and then to train as a teacher. Anna took part in NaNoWriMo in 2012, and after endless drafts, Rebel with a Cupcake was born. When not writing, Anna can be found walking up hills or in cafés. She lives in Cheshire, England, with her family, including a murderous gold fish called Moriarty.Twitter | Goodreads

 

Review: As a fat girl I personally related a lot to Jesobel’s struggles. This book was super hilarious and heartwarming all at the same time.

Jesobel struggled a bit in the middle when she tries to lose weight but later on as she learns from her mistakes she became more comfortable just being herself and I just loved the book so much more for that.

My favorite characters were definitely Jesobel and her Grandma, they had such a weird relationship yet you could see that they cared about each other a lot.

Jesobel’s and Cat’s relationship was a little weird too, Cat’s more popular, skinnier, and quieter. I didn’t like her very much in the beginning but as she started to warm up in the middle I started to like her better.

This book honestly had so many funny parts I would just burst out laughing all of a sudden. From Jesobel’s dialogue to her struggles with exercising and her Dad’s sad faces when she made healthy food. They were all just so perfect and hilarious. I really enjoyed and loved this book so if you haven’t read it I highly recommend picking it up!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Recommendation: For all my fellow Fat girls and Fat boys ages 15 and up!

FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW

 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of REBEL WITH A CUPCAKE, US Only.

Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2719/?

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/26/2018-  HYPERLINK “http://www.bookhoundsya.net/” \t “_blank” BookHounds YA- Interview

3/27/2018- Mama Reads Blog- Review

3/28/2018- Owl Always Be Reading- Excerpt

3/29/2018-  HYPERLINK “https://laurasbookishcorner.wordpress.com/” \t “_blank” laura’s bookish corner- Review

3/30/2018- Wonder Struck- Review

Week Two:

4/2/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings- Review

4/3/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader- Review

4/4/2018- RhythmicBooktrovert- Review

4/5/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo- Excerpt

4/6/2018- Two Points of Interest- Review

Hope y’all enjoyed!