Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release Day Celebration: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Melanie!
 
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Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?
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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
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Melanie McFarlane
 
Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: THERE ONCE WERE STARS and her YA urban fantasy series: SUMMONER RISING.
 
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Emerge by Tobie Easton with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
Emerge by Tobie Easton!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Tobie!
 
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Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas.
So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?
That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay than ever. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
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Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1) by Tobie Easton
 
Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
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Tobie Easton
 
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 at www.TobieEaston.com.

 
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Release Week: Social Media Blitz for UP IN FLAMES by Kelly Hashway

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Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever. 


All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted. 


Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all. 


After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him. 


It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans. 


Where there is one, there are many. 


Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process. 


Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

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Order your copy of UP IN FLAMES to complete your trilogy, and find out the twisty-turny ending to this amazing series.

Find Kelly Hashway on her website, blog, Facebook Author Page, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Amazon Author Page, GoodReads Author Page Out Of The Ashes on GoodReads, and YouTube.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Nobody's Lady by Amy McNulty with Giveaway


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Happy Release Day to
Nobody's Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Amy!
 
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For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again. What many women think will be a simple matter becomes a source of village-wide tension as most men decide to leave their families and responsibilities behind.
Rejected by the lord and ashamed of her part in the village’s history, Noll withdraws from her family and lives life as an independent woodcarver. This changes when her sister accuses her of hiding her former husband Jurij from her—and when Jurij eventually does ask to move in. Determined not to make the same mistakes, Noll decides to support her male friends through their new emotional experiences, but she’s soon caught up in a darker plot than she ever dared imagine possible from the men she thought she knew so well. And the lord for whom she still has feelings may be hiding the most frightening truth of them all.


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Nobody’s Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 12, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
 
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In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.
Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.
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Nobody's Goddess (Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
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Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.
 
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Cover Reveal UP IN FLAMES by Kelly Hashway

 
Today on the blog I am delighted to share with you the third and final cover in the INTO THE FIRE series by Kelly Hashway, UP IN FLAMES, which releases on April 12, 2016! I hope you've grabbed your copies of INTO THE FIRE and OUT OF THE ASHES, and have read both of these scorching first books. I've loved the story so far, and I promise you, book 3 does not disappoint! Here's the synopsis:
 
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Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever. 


All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted. 


Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all. 


After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him. 


It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans. 


Where there is one, there are many. 


Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process. 


Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

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YA Author, Kelly Hashway
 
Now that you've read the description, meet the author, Kelly Hashway. Kelly is the author of several speculative fiction tiles and series, including:
 
YA Touch of Death Series:
Touch of Death
Stalked by Death
Face of Death
 
and the Touch of Death Prequels:
Curse of Death
Kiss of Death
 
YA Monster Within Series:
The Monster Within
The Darkness Within
 
YA Into the Fire Trilogy Series:
Into the Fire (Book 1)
Out of the Ashes (Book 2)
Up in Flames (Book 3)
 
As well as a MG series (Curse of the Granville Fortune), and picture books. For more information, check out Kelly's website: www.kellyhashway.com
 
Author Bio:
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.
 
Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Now it's time to reveal the amazing new cover for book three of the Into the Fire Trilogy, UP IN FLAMES, which is completely breathtaking:
 
 
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Don't just stare, click the cover to add this title on GoodReads! Okay, stare for as long as you like, then go preorder UP IN FLAMES. Stunning, right? I know! I loved the first two books, and am currently reading book three, and OMG, it's amazing.
 
You won't have to wait long for it, either, since book 1 is already out 2/16/16 (You got your copy already, right? Don't forget to post those reviews while you wait for book 2), followed by book 2 on 3/22/16, and finally, book 3 on 4/12/16. Hooray! I am so excited for this series, I can't even stand it. I am thrilled to get to share it with you and soon we can all fanboy and fangirl about it like crazy. Feel free to come back here and tell me what you think of books one and two while you're waiting on book three.

If you thought Into the Fire was an amazing read, just wait until you read Out of the Ashes! Book 2 picks up where book 1 leaves off, and without spoiling anything, readers of book 1 will love the parallels drawn out in book 2 with a focus on Logan this time. Stakes are raised, and book 2 ratchets up the tension and risks as if book 1 were only a flicker of a flame. Trust me, book 2 has flames that will scorch you and keep you turning pages all the way to the end!
 
Plenty of fire, lots of kissing, and scorching hot besides. Get your copy soon. You won't want to grab it Out of the Ashes. You might get singed. Get yours before it goes Up in Flames.



Sunday, April 3, 2016

Writers For Hope Benefit Auction for RAINN.org

 

Beginning at midnight tonight, bids open for 112 auction items in the third annual Writers For Hope charity auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to www.RAINN.org, the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network Organization.



 
 
Here's a peek at what I've donated. I hope you bid and bid generously on this and other items. Not only can you win these amazing items, but you can know your purchase also went to benefit www.RAINN.org. Pretty great, huh?
 
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Scroll down to click and enter in the text box for your bid. Auction runs for 24 hours only. Be sure to check back and ensure your bid is the highest. Winners will be notified and prizes will be shipped once your donation to RAINN has been verified in the amount of your bid or higher.
 
 
Here's what you'll win from me:
 
 
Good Luck to all who enter their best bids!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

30 Essential YA Titles Perfect for SAAM

 
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I'd like to share 30 essential YA books that will help you and others Support, Protect, Educate, Advocate, Know, Understand, and Prevent further sexual assault. Really, you should read them just to read them. But for this month especially, you should read them even more. You should share them with others. You should educate yourself and your family and loved ones. You should read these with your bookclubs and find them in your local bookstores. Librarians and bookstores should make displays featuring these books to raise awareness among your readers. You should go online and buy copies for yourself, your friends, or to give as gifts. These are the books that need to be read.
 
For years, growing up, books like this did not exist. Libraries and bookstores were my haven. As I walked through the aftermath of my own trauma (CSA), I found solace in books. They were my therapy. Now, I have found 30 titles all centered around sexual assault, rape, child sexual abuse, incest, sex trafficking and related topics. This is a positive sign of change, and YA books are at the forefront of that change.
 
Our children need to know. We need to learn and know more. There are those who are out there, and hurting, and the aftermath of their assault, abuse, or rape has silenced them. I've been there. So often, family members are at a loss for how to help a survivor, and books provide a direction toward recovery. We all know someone who has experienced sexual assault, abuse, or rape. They need our support to help them find the strength to heal and move forward.
 
Give survivors a book from this list. No words need to be said, but they will find themselves, and their voice again in the pages of that book. Be an advocate, a support, a protector, a friend who understands, someone who knows, maybe you've been there, too. Let's do what we can to prevent even one more sexual assault.
 
Let's eradicate sexual assault from our culture, our families, and our world. Let our children of tomorrow grow up in a safer, less dangerous world because we did something about it. I hope you'll find your voice and write your story, too, if you've faced sexual assault, abuse, or rape. We need all of these stories and more.
 
Here are the books that will equip us for that fight:
 
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1. Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by E. K. Johnston Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

2. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

3. Traffick, by Ellen Hopkins Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

4. The First Time She Drowned, by Kerry Kletter Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

5. The Way I Used to Be, by Amber Smith Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

6. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

7. This Is Where the World Ends, by Amy Zhang Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

8. Swagger, by Carl Deuker Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

9. Scars, by Cheryl Rainfield Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

10. The Packing House, by G. Donald Cribbs Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

11. The Gospel of Winter, by Brendan Kiely Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

12. Fault Line, by Christa Desir Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

13. Boy Toy, by Barry Lyga Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

14. Faking Normal, by Courtney C. Stevens Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

15. Inexcusable, by Chris Lynch Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Here are even more #YAforSAAM:
 
 
 
16. All the Rage, by Courtney Summers Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
17. What We Saw, by Aaron Hartzler Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
18. Stained, by Cheryl Rainfield Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
19. The Mockingbirds, by Daisy Whitney Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
20. Panic, by Sharon M. Draper Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
21. Punch Like a Girl, by Karen Krossing Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
22. I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, by Jacqueline Woodson Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
23. What Happens Next, by Colleen Clayton Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
24. Because I Am Furniture, by Thalia Chaltas Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
25. Where the Stars Still Shine, by Trish Doller Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
26. Dime, by E. R. Frank Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
27. Pointe, by Brandy Colbert Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
28. Run the Game, by Jason Myers Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
29. Bait, by Alex Sanchez Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
30. Period.8, by Chris Crutcher Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
 
 
What titles would you add to this list? Please share them in the comments below. In addition, if you've read one or more of these titles, comment below to share how you were changed after reading them. Then, share these with your friends and family and become part of the change in this world. I believe books are one of the best vehicles for change. Keep reading!


Friday, April 1, 2016

GoodReads Giveaway in Honor of #SAAM for the Month of April


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Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Packing House by G. Donald Cribbs

The Packing House

by G. Donald Cribbs

Giveaway ends April 30, 2016.
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in honor of this, I am posting my second GoodReads giveaway. 3 winners will receive a deluxe swag pack with both THE PACKING HOUSE and the companion chapbook, FISH OUT OF WATER signed as well as author swag from me. I surprised my first GoodReads giveaway winners with this pack, but I am telling you in advance that you can win all that you see in the picture below:

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Previously, I've posted What Readers Are Saying About THE PACKING HOUSE. Also, you may have noticed the cover of THE PACKING HOUSE now has a sticker on the cover from Indie Reader. You can read more about How THE PACKING HOUSE became Indie Reader Approved. Currently, THE PACKING HOUSE is available at:
 
 
And don't forget to share your reading experience with others by posting your honest review on GoodReads and Amazon, as well as other websites, so that other readers can find the books you love and find out for themselves what they should read next. It's a great way to show appreciation to the books and authors you enjoy most.