Thursday, May 17, 2018

Scallywagathon 2018 TBR

The Scallywagathon is a readathon that is from May 20th-27th and is hosted by Ali from HardbackHoarder (you should definitely check out her youtube page if you haven't already) and Amanda from Read All the Books. So the Scallywagathon is a readathon where the goal is to complete 4 of the challenges. You start between 1-5, and then you follow the path to the next challenge on the map. Here is the link to the official page for the readathon where the map and challenges are: Scallywagathon. I am also including the map below and the challenges. For example, if you choose to start on challenge 1, after completion, you can either go to challenge 6 or 7. If you start with challenge 5, you can go to challenge 6 or 8. But if you want to do it by actually following the paths, you stick to the color scheme. From 5, you can go to 8, but you can't go to 5 from 8, only A or C.


So for this readathon, I have decided to start with challenge 5. So this is what I am planning to read starting on Monday for this readathon, but who knows what will happen when next week gets here.

5) Valiant by Lesley Livingston
6) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
A) Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young
10) This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Blast + Giveaway: Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger


Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger

Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder.

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she's finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat... That's safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.











Praise for FOLLOW ME BACK

"Debut author Geiger's social-media-saturated thriller (which fittingly got its start on Wattpad) should transfix teens for whom online relationships (romantic and otherwise) are integral parts of daily life, and catfishing and hacking are genuine fears. Tweets, direct messages, and police interrogation transcripts are incorporated throughout, throwing the reliability of both narrators into question and hinting at the sinister thread underlying this boy-meets-girl story. " ―Publishers Weekly


"Pieces are revealed one at a time until they all come together at the end-right before everything falls apart before a final, dark twist. A page-turner for young adults invested in social media, fandoms, and mysteries." ―School Library Journal


"Told though alternating points of view, tweets, and police reports, this novel is perfect for fans of Sara Shepard, April Henry, or Kimberly Derting. In her debut novel, Geiger creates a rich horror story which is all the more intriguing because of its conceivable possibilities. Using fan culture and social media communications to the best effect, she makes the setting and plot convincingly real." ―VOYA Magazine


"Follow Me Back is the perfect mix of fandom with just the right amount of suspense. An enthralling page turner from beginning to end." ―Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the After series


"Timely, twisty, and totally thrilling. Follow Me Back will have readers wondering about the identity of every online friend and follower they've got. A riveting read that will keep you up late and keep you guessing!" ―Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc. and Vicarious


"Dark and suspenseful, Follow Me Back is sure to be the next big thing in YA Thrillers." ―Ali Novak, author of The Heartbreak Chronicles and My Life with the Walter Boys

"Follow Me Back is an unforgettable page-turner, and a cautionary tale for any fan who's ever wished that their favorite celebrity followed them on social media." ―Sandy Hall, author of Signs Point to Yes and A Little Something Different


“Follow Me Back is a mystery/thriller/suspense roller coaster ride that keeps readers on their toes. Jaw-droppingly twisty and continually surprising.” ―Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts


EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK SALE

FANTASTIC NEWS BOOK NERDS!! We have an awesome E-Book Sale for A.V. Geiger’s FOLLOW ME BACK running from MAY 7th until 11:59 pm (PST) on May 18, 2018 JUST FOR $1.99!

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TELL ME NO LIES (Follow Me Back Book #2) is available for preorder. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win an advance copy!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


A.V. Geiger is an epidemiologist who spends far too much spare time on social media. By day, she studies women’s psychiatric and reproductive health. By night, she can be found fangirling, following people back, and photoshopping the heads of band members onto the bodies of unicorns. Her writing career began with celebrity fan fiction, and her work draws extensively on her own experiences with online fan culture. Her original teen fiction has received millions of hits on the story-sharing website Wattpad, ranking as high as #1 in the mystery-thriller genre. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and twin boys.

PHOTO CONTENT FROM A.V. GEIGER



TWITTER: @av_geiger



GIVEAWAY:


--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of TELL ME NO LIES (Follow Me Back #2) by A.V. Geiger.
- 1 Winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon/PayPal Gift Card.



ENDS: JUNE 08, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Sign of the Serpent by Majanka Verstraete


The Sign of the Serpent
Majanka Verstraete
(The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, #2)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: December 4th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Meet Marisol Holmes: High school student, jaguar shifter, and great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes. She’s solved countless supernatural cases, but her next one’s the hardest yet. Why?
Marisol is about to lose her heart.
Two days ago, terrible events shattered the very foundation of the Conclave. Now, Marisol Holmes swears she’ll stop at nothing to destroy the man she once loved: her arch nemesis, Mannix.
But when a cryptic clue left by Mannix leads Marisol to a secret room that once belonged to her father, she realizes that hunting down Mannix won’t be that easy. If she wants to catch him, she’ll have to retrace the steps of her own past and discovers secrets that might have been best left buried.
When the hunt for Mannix brings Marisol to London, she teams up again with Roan and Wyatt on a quest for the truth that leads her through the dark alleys of London, to shady shifter pubs, to libraries cloaked in magic, and eventually to an abandoned castle in Scotland that once belonged to her family.
But Mannix is as sadistic as he’s smart. At every turn, Marisol and her friends face harsh truths and deadly puzzles, and risk their lives to uncover a past that should stay buried.
With the stakes getting higher and Marisol’s attraction to Roan growing, can Marisol deny what she truly wants, even if it puts her new love on a collision course with her villainous ex?

Author Bio:
The FREE sampler of A STUDY IN SHIFTERS is available now!
Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed Mirrorland (YA Dark Fantasy) and Angel of Death (YA Paranormal) series of novels.
At MHB, Majanka is currently developing a new YA shifter series with a fresh take on fierce female detectives called THE ADVENTURES OF MARISOL HOLMES.
When she’s not writing, Majanka is probably playing World of Warcraft or catching up with the dozens of TV series she’s addicted to.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Tour + Review and Giveaway: Venerate Order by Troy Dukart


Title: THE VENERATE ORDER
Author: Troy Dukart
Pub. Date: February 26, 2018
Publisher: Creativia
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 217
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonTBD


Strafe Rocknus has suffered hard losses in his life, but now things are looking up for the college
graduate.

He has a sizzling girlfriend, good friends and a bright career ahead of him. But one day, Strafe awakes 
in a mysterious cavern, discovers an ancient artifact, and unwittingly ignites a war that spans two
worlds: his own, and one he never knew existed.

With the abyss of the unknown before him, Strafe enters the swirling darkness. Desperate, he must
navigate a new and hostile world on the brink of catastrophe, and learn the truth of who he is, while
facing a darkness with the power to destroy everything Strafe has ever cared about.


Soon, he will discover that his greatest strength comes from those he fights for.

REVIEW:
4 stars

Venerate Order was an interesting novel, it was fast-paced full of action, drama, and adventure. Strafe,
the main character of the novel, lives in a world that sounds interesting because there is no war. In
Venerate Order, Strafe is transported to a different world right in the middle of a war.

I wasn't exactly a huge fan of the chapter layouts, they are different character's point of views, and not
are Strafe's. I would have perferred to just read the book in Strafe's point of view. That being said, all of
the characters were all very unique and had distinct personalities. My favorite additional character to the
story was Brutus, Strafe's loyal wolf spirit.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel, and I would definitely recommend this book if you are a fan of fantasy,
because it was a good fantasy novel to read.


About Troy:
Troy Dukart is the author of the Venerate Saga (The Venerate Order, The Venerate Redemption,
sequels to follow).

Troy grew up outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota:
Twin Cities. Troy is recognized by Toastmasters International as an Advanced Communicator Bronze
and Advanced Leader Bronze.


He's lived in Japan as well as California. He loves to travel.

Make sure to stop by his website and sign-up for the newsletter to stay in the know!



Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE VENERATE ORDER, US Only.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
5/7/2018- Lauren is ReadingReview
5/7/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderExcerpt

5/8/2018- The BookWorm DrinkethReview
5/8/2018- Here's to Happy EndingsExcerpt

5/9/2018- The Genre Minx Book ReviewsExcerpt
5/9/2018- Writer of WrongsGuest Post

5/10/2018- Zooloo book blogReview
5/10/2018- Mythical BooksGuest Post

5/11/2018- two points of interestReview
5/11/2018- Book-o-CrazeExcerpt

Week Two:
5/14/2018- Books a Plenty Book ReviewsSpotlight
5/14/2018- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview

5/15/2018- Paperback Princess- Interview

5/16/2018- BookHoundsInterview
5/16/2018- Book Sniffers AnonymousExcerpt

5/17/2018- Kat's BooksReview

5/18/2018- Books A-Brewin'Excerpt

5/18/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Trailer Reveal + Teasers: Between the Raindrops by Sydney Logan




Between the Raindrops
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 26th 2018

Seventeen-year-old Scout Ramsey’s life is a mess. With a dead father and a junkie mom, she can’t imagine things can get worse. 

Then her mother tries to sell her for a bag of meth. 

After her mom’s arrest, Scout’s forced to switch schools in the middle of senior year. Scared and alone, she pours her heart into her journal and dreams of the day she turns eighteen. 

For Wyatt Campbell, senior year is predictable purgatory. Then the new girl steals his seat in history class, and suddenly, school’s not so bad. They bond through their love of music, and Wyatt finds himself falling hard for the journal-loving girl with the sad blue eyes. 

Wyatt’s heard the rumors. He knows Scout’s had it rough. 

He’s determined to be the one thing in her life that’s easy. 

In this captivating teen novel, Sydney Logan weaves a touching story that tackles the heartbreak of addiction, the power of forgiveness, and the wonders of first love.



Pre-Order Links: 
Nook, iBooks, & Kobo: https://www.books2read.com/u/mgL9q6

Book Trailer:

About the Author
Sydney Logan writes heartfelt romances that feature strong women and the men who love them. In addition to her novels, she has penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is a Netflix junkie, music lover, and a Vol for Life. Sydney and her husband make their home in beautiful East Tennessee. 

To learn more about Sydney and her books, visit her online at www.sydneylogan.com.


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