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Big Harlequin Escape Celebration with big YA/NA Giveaway!
Happy Friday my Friends! Today, I’m super excited to celebrate the first Year Anniversary of Harlequin ESCAPE Publishing a pretty new imprint with some amazing books!
I have the pleasure hosting Escape Publishing First Lady, Kate Cuthbert, (managing editor) here with a post on starting a digital imprint. Seriously, her post is inspiring and amazing, don’t miss it!
And of course, also don’t miss a Big Giveaway at the end!
Back when Harlequin approached me with their plans for a digital-first imprint, I was so excited to be part of their new initiative, and join the team that was synonymous with romance fiction. At the time, we had a vague idea about taking new risks in publishing – finding local and overseas authors that had great stories to tell that might not otherwise have found a home. They might be too different, too cross-genre, too niche. Publishing was (and still is!) undergoing massive changes, and so many books were not being published because they were too risky. We were in the mood to take a few risks.
We also wanted to take on the new digital world. We wanted to avoid DRM and geographical restrictions, to work within the new price points, and to see what we could do. And we wanted to do it all by creating a strong author community and a strong reader community that all understood our obsessive love of romance fiction.
It’s been a year. It’s been quite a year. And, honestly? It’s been a great year.
What I think is best, however, is that we haven’t realised all of our goals – but we have realised the important ones.
I couldn’t be prouder of our first year, of our authors, our books, our covers, our coverage. Reviews have been positive, the reader reaction very strong. We have a backlist catalogue that truly offers something for everyone.
For me personally, the year has been about reading. With Escape’s two-week turnaround time on the initial three-chapter submission, I’ve got a lot on the go all the time, so my iPad and I are very, very close. But I get to read romance for a living, so you’re never going to hear me complain. Here are some things I’ve learned:
So what now? More of everything – more books, more new authors, more figuring out how to carve ourselves a place in the digital landscape. But mostly, more risks and more great stories. I can’t wait to see what year 2 brings.
They have some really amazing sounding titles and below are some I’m truly looking forward reading myself! I absolutely love their concept!
This is a worldwide publisher
I absolutely love their concept!
“Our mission: To connect readers all around the world with the stories they want to read.We love romance, all romance, so when we imagined Escape Publishing, we imagined an imprint without restrictions, where romance readers can find the romance they want, in the style they want, at the length they want, whenever they want. In short, you want it – we’ve got it.If it’s science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, historical, erotic, gay romance, inspirational romance, urban fantasy, paranormal, or YA romance – or any mixture of the above, Escape Publishing’s got it. We offer all levels of sensuality from the sweetest kisses to the hottest encounters. We offer different lengths, from short stories through novellas to full length novels. Our novels are standalone, loosely connected, or part of an ongoing series.Escape Publishing is dedicated to bringing talented Australian voices to a global audience. All stories are DRM free, and available world-wide.” taken from “Escape Publishing” About Us
Thanks to Escape Publishing I have such an amazing Giveaway for you guys! See these amazing titles below? It’s a wonderful mixture of Young Adult and New Adult titles and…. there will be 5 winners for all 5 books! AWESOME, hu?
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Author of the Month October - Darynda Jones
We are pleased to announce a new feature on the Blog – Author of the Month – where we want to feature another author that we love each month. This Feature was inspired by our month-long Love Fest for Katie McGarry in August, and this month we will have Darynda Jones on the Blog!
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.
And now, we have a Giveaway sponsored by the Bookworms and by Darynda herself! And the best thing? The Giveaway is open internationally (as long as Book Depository ships to you)
Be sure to come back next week when we have Darynda on the Blog!
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Something Wicked Returns - Blog Hop Giveaway!
Woot it’s October – the month of Halloween and other scary Events! The Something Wicked Returns Blog Hop hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, The Nocturnal Library, Candace’s Book Blog, and My Guilty Obsession!
This hop runs from October 1st to 31st, and today we kick off with a Big Giveaway Hop! Make sure to see below all the Blogs who participate.
Even more, there are some amazing challenges and other fun stuff to do!
AS the name already says it’s all about Paranormal Things our there in the Bookish World and seriously, this is one of my absolute favorite genres that never gets old!
So here is my Selection for you to win!
You can chose one of the following books, Giveaway is open Internationally as long as Book Depository sends to you!
Those above belong to some of my favorite Authors and Series!
so, Good Luck and hop along!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Announcing: 31 Days - 31 Giveaways - Enter the Fall Clearing 2013
Next year we will celebrate our 4 Year Anniversary already and it seems like we developed some customs here at the Bookworms that we just love so much that we keep doing it every year.
For the last 3 years every October we have been doing our big Fall Clearing Giveaway where you can win another book each day! And… we are excited to do it again this year!
So welcome to…
Every Day you will find a Giveaway at the end of the post. And to give you a teaser about what is to come, here is an overview of all the books that you can win next month. But, there might be even more surprises!
So check back every day, enter and Win!
And with this, we hope you are looking forward to October just as we do and come back every day to win some great books!
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Feature & Giveaway: The Coincidence Of Callie And Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
I’m super to host Jessica Sorensen today for a special feature about her newest release The Coincidence Of Callie And Kayden and more excitingly, her books are no available also on audiobook! Thanks to the amazing people from Hachette we also have a giveaway for you guys later….
And now, please welcome Jessica for an Interview about Audiobooks and New Adult:
Are you a fan of audiobooks yourself? If so where do you listen most?
I love audiobooks! The two places I listen to them the most are in the car and while I’m working out.
What was the best part of hearing your characters portrayed aloud?
For me listening to books on audio is almost like watching a movie but without the visual part of it and I think that adds more dimensions to the characters.
For fans of yours who already love your characters, including Callie and Kayden, would you say listening is a good way to re-experience your books?
I do think it is a good way for readers to re-experience my books because I think hearing an actually voice read and portray a character they love adds a little more to the story.
Do you anticipate the popularity of audiobooks continuing to grow in tandem with the rise of the New Adult genre? It seems like a perfect medium (along with ebooks) for people who might not want to share their steamier reads — what do you think?
I know a lot of my New Adult fans want to listen to the audio as well, and some fans just listen to the audio, so I do think as the popularity of the audio will rise with the genre.
What do you think of Leslie Bellair as a narrator?
I think she did a great job! I was actually surprised at how well the voice matched to what I would imagine Callie’s voice sounding like.
About The Books
There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.
For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.
Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.
Book II in the The Coincidence series is out now!
Author Bio taken from Authors webpage!
I’m the author of the Fallen Star Series, the Darkness Falls Series, the Death Collectors Series, and the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, The Secret of Ella and Micha, a New Adult Contemporary novel.
I love writing and reading almost anything that is YA. Some of my favorite authors are Cassandra Clare, Sarah Dessen, Becca Fitzpatrick, Abbi Glines, Tammara Webber, Jamie McGuire and Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’m also an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and of Modern Family.
I absolutely love music. When I’m writing, 9 out of 10 times I have music blaring in the background. My list of favorite songs could go on and on, since I have a very broad taste in music. But a few of my favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, Nirvana, and I’m going to stop there or else I’ll keep going on forever.
I don’t really have any favorite movies, but a few that I could watch over and over again are Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.
And now, thanks to Hachette we do have one paperback copy of The Coincidence Of Callie And Kayden for you to win! Giveaway is US only, entries via the Rafflecopter below.
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My Friday Love Special: The Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones Audiobooks & Giveaway!
Happy Friday Guys! Today, I have a special Friday Love Edition plus a Giveaway at the end!
My Friday Love is a weekly where we want to share what we loved during this past week.
When Heather and I started reading the Charley Davidson series last year, I actually got the audiobook from First Grave on the Right.
And.. I must say that I LOVE these Audiobooks!! Lorelei King narrates this series and I have to say that she is absolutely fantastic and incredible! She brings our snarky and witty Charley to life – it’s incredible!
So in order to hear for yourself, I have some audioclips from you and at the end, thanks to Macmillan Audio I have a giveaway for you!
Find all the books on audible!
Seriously, aren’t these fantastic????
So, we cannot stress enough how freaking amazing this series is, which is why I#m super excited today for the opportunity to offer you a great Giveaway: One Winner can choose which Audiobook in the series you’d like to win!
Are you new to the series, then this is your opportunity to start with First Grave On the Left or if you want to chat up, you can get Fifth Grave Past The Light! Anyway, the Charley Davidson Series is made of awesome and the Audiobooks fanfreakingtastic!
The Giveaway is open US/Can only and provided by Macmillan Audio. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below!
Good Luck – Happy Friday
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The Program by Suzanne Young - Giveaway
Today, I am more than excited to have a Book Special for you! Please stay tuned for more info and a… Giveaway of this amazing new Release:
Series: Program #1
Published April 30th 2013 by Simon Pulse
In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them
Even though I haven’t read it, I am super excited about this book! I have read countless reviews from my favoirte Bloggers who all loved this book to pieces!!
Visit The Program Page to read the first chapter!
Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration. She is the author of several books for teens, including The Program, A Need So Beautiful, and A Want So Wicked.
I do love and trust Ashley and Erika.. sooooo I NEED a copy right now! But for now, I have a very generous Giveaway from Simon Pulse. Thanks to Simon Pulse we are giving away 2 copies of The Program for US/CAN only.
Please fill our the Rafflecopter and cross your fingers!
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I’m With Stupid by Geoff Herbach - Blog Tour - Get to know Felton! - Giveaway
I’m happy to welcome today Geoff Herbach on the Blog who wrote a phenomeal Contemporary Series which follows a boy Felton on his way to become a Football star. The series begins with “Stupid Fast” where awkward Felton discovers that he’s super fast and then starts playing Football – now his whole life changes!
Also, thanks Geoff’s publicist you can win these books below!
I am Felton. I’m with stupid.
My name is Felton Reinstein. That is not a fast name, but, seriously, I’m stupid fast. I didn’t ask to be so fast. What I wanted most when I was a wee little squirrel nut of a boy was to be funny, except nobody found me funny at all. At least, not when I was trying to be funny. I got knocked around a lot.
Then, I grew. Fast. Huge. Out of no place. Like pro football huge. I had no idea where this growth came from. My mom, Jerri, used to be a hippy lady with jangling bells sewn into her skirts. She played guitar and sang songs. She wrote poetry. She is not big or fast.
Dad. When I was five years old, I found him dead in the garage. Hanging. He did it to himself. For my whole life, Jerri told me that Dad was a short, fat, sad Jewish dude. Turns out that wasn’t the case at all. Turns out he was like me.
I am like him.
For all of high school, now, I’ve run and run. I turned into the best football player in the state of Wisconsin. Maybe one of the best ever. But, along the way, I lost friends. I hurt my little brother, Andrew, who plays piano. I lost the only girlfriend I ever had. I don’t know why. It’s like I’m me and I know I’m me, but someone else is driving. I run and run, but you can’t run forever.
Sometime. Some day. You have to stop and face the facts. My dad is a fact. What he did is a fact. Who I am is fact. You can’t ever get away from yourself, you know?
The fact is, I’m with stupid.
sooo, don’t you want to meet Feldon now too?!?! I certainly do!!
Published June 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
I, Felton Reinstein, am Stupid Fast. Seriously. The upper classmen used to call me Squirrel Nut, because I was little and jumpy. Then, during sophomore year, I got tall and huge and so fast the gym teachers in their tight shorts fell all over themselves. During summer, three things happened all at once. First, the pee-smelling jocks in my grade got me to work out for football, even though I had no intention of playing. Second, on my paper route the most beautiful girl I have ever seen moved in and played piano at 6 a.m. Third, my mom, who never drinks, had some wine, slept in her car, stopped weeding the garden, then took my TV and put it in her room and decided she wouldn’t get out of bed.
Listen, I have not had much success in my life. But suddenly I’m riding around in a jock’s pick-up truck? Suddenly I’m invited to go on walks with beautiful girls? So, it’s understandable that when my little brother stopped playing piano and began to dress like a pirate I didn’t pay much attention. That I didn’t want to deal with my mom coming apart.
Published May 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire
I miss you. Because there’s some serious donkey crap going on right now. I’m supposed to be at football camp, but noooo … Andrew had to go missing! So because of my stupid little brother, I’ll probably lose my chance at a scholarship and end up being nothing special.
I’m pretty sure Andrew ran away to Florida, and now Gus and I have to drive cross-country to get him. Did you know Gus used to think
Miss Piggy was hot? Anyway, Andrew once told me I needed to get my head out of my butt. So that’s what I’m trying to do. How about a kiss for luck?
“Readers looking for a genuinely memorable first-person narrator–in the vein of Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or Pete Hautman’s Godless– should really catch up to Stupid Fast.”–StarTribune
Published May 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
Felton Reinstein has never been good with stress. Which is why he’s seriously freaking out. Announcing his college choice on national TV?
It’s a heart attack waiting to happen. Deciding on a major for the
next four years of his life? Ridiculous! He barely even knows who he
is anymore without football. And so…he embarks on The Epic Quest to
Which leads to:
1. Mentoring a freshman called Pig Boy.
2. The entire state of Wisconsin hating him.
3. His track coach suspending him.
4. The funniest viral video the world has ever seen.
5. A whole new appreciation for his family, his friends and what
what’s really important in life.
and now… we even have a Giveaway for you Guys which is .. open International!! YES awesome hu?
We will have one winner who can pick any of the books in the series. So you want to get started, or want to follow Felton’s story? Choose which book you want to win! Enter via the Rafflecopter below!
And now, don’t you want to meet Felton now too??? I’m already in love with this story and I cannot wait to read all 3 books now back to back!
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Blood Makes Noise by Gregory Widen
First of all, I’d like to say that I’m not all that familiar with the historical figure Eva Peron. Blame my sieve of a memory for history, I’m a scientist. I’m of the right age where the mention of “Evita” makes me think of Madonna, which is probably not a good sign. But I love thrillers, and let me tell you, Gregory Widen has written one hell of a great historical thriller here in Blood Makes Noise. I didn’t think of Madonna once while I read the book, so you know that I was sucked right into the danger, the intrigue, the murder, the subterfuge, the political unrest…
CIA agent Michael Suslov is stationed in Buenos Aires in the 1950s for his first assignment. Learning the ropes in a city that isn’t foreign to him because he grew up there shouldn’t be as difficult as it is, but the other agents aren’t very welcoming. Michael and his wife constantly feel like the odd ones out, getting the cold shoulder from the agents and their wives both at work and at after work functions. But it’s at one of these parties soon after they arrive in Buenos Aires that Michael meets Hector Cabinillas, an Argentine military intelligence officer. And so begins their odd relationship where Hector will only deal with Michael, not any of the other American agents, and Michael is one of the few disinterested people that Hector truly trusts.
In the dark of night, Hector calls on Michael to meet him to bear witness to something monumental: the removal of Eva Peron’s preserved body from a sealed vault. Claiming that it’s for the good of the country to have Evita’s overwhelming presence—even in death—gone and forgotten about, Hector doesn’t have to do much to convince Michael that he is the only one that can get her corpse out of the country and hidden, and that it is Michael’s one chance at a happy life with his wife with a change in duty station.
So Michael manages to spirit the body of Eva Peron out of South America, but not before his life is destroyed just as anyone else’s who has had a hand in the regime. For sixteen years, only one person knows where Evita’s final resting place lies, and as Michael’s past finally catches up with him, he only has one chance to make up for a life of horrible wrongs.
Blood Makes Noise follows Michael Suslov for the first portion of the book as a CIA agent, and the third person narrative gives great insight into what it’s like to live in Buenos Aires in the 1950s and work as an operative in a foreign country. The middle third of the book focuses on Alejandro in the early 1970s, sixteen years after Eva Peron’s body disappeared. He had met Evita when he was an orphaned child and became fixated on her ever since. Now part of the neo-Peronist Montonero movement, he believed that she was still the soul of the revolution, and they believed that bringing her back into the country could quash the threat of civil war. Alejandro is brutal and will do anything to find her body, but first he has to find out who knows where she is. The final third of the book is where all hell breaks loose as the race to find Eva Peron begins.
The sights, the smells, and the sounds are all described vividly without being too obtrusive while the historical events are peppered into the story without sticking out. The writing is concise and not overly wordy, told in third person throughout with an emotional closeness that left my heart aching at times for the characters. The brutality, blunt ugliness of the time, carefully researched historical facts and people, and sometimes uneasy situations made Blood Makes Noise a tense, thrilling picture of mid-century South America—politics and all. The relationships between the characters were so realistic and heart-wrenching at times, but I could not put this book down. Five out of five for Blood Makes Noise—best thriller that I’ve read in a few of years.
Look for a guest post here next Tuesday, April 30 by author Gregory Widen about where he got his first ideas for Blood Makes Noise. It’s a fascinating read! But first, enter the rafflecopter link below for a chance to win a copy of Blood Makes Noise. Open April 24 through May 12, 2013.
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The Big PubLove Event - Featuring Penguin and Erin Galloway!
Welcome to a new exciting event here at the Bookworms:
As book bloggers our contacts with publishers are vital. They send us books and we work with them closely on promotional posts for their newest, exciting releases. It’s such a pleasure when we see that often they are just as excited as we are about the books! They’re like us, just with WAY cooler jobs and INFINITELY greater access to the authors we
Have you ever wondered who is behind sending all of those emails we get from the big houses? What they really do and why the work with bloggers like you and me? Ever wondered what we can improve and what do they like to see us post and maybe… even what do they not like?!?
Well…we’ve wondered those very things and we want to share the answers we’ve dug up with YOU!
So we’ve reached out to our favorite publishers and asked them the questions we know you’ve all been dying to ask (but were perhaps a little too shy to actually voice)!
Over the next few weeks, we will highlight different publishers, publicists and marketing associates from big publishing houses.
Last week we kicked this event off with Macmillan and Ksenia Winniki and this week we are excited to have:
This week we have Erin Galloway on the Blog is a Senior Publicist at Penguin. I had the pleasure working with Erin on some great Blog Posts so I am excited having her here today!!
Erin, thank you so much for joining us today!!! We’re so thrilled to get to give our readers a deeper look into the life of a Macmillan Publishing professional!
Could you briefly explain what your job entails and how you are involved with Book Bloggers?
We are senior publicists for the Berkley/NAL imprints at Penguin Group (USA) and we regularly work with bloggers on blog tours, book reviews and promotions.
What do you love most about your job?
Authors and books! We are fortunate to work with many wonderful authors and have bottomless “to be read piles” of fabulous books.
What do you love most about working with Bloggers?
We’re both just readers at heart and that’s why we enjoy working with bloggers—we’re all part of the same community and we all love books. Bloggers are some of the most passionate people we work with and it’s incredibly gratifying to work with people who get as excited about books as we do.
What do you expect from Bloggers when they post a review or a promotional post during a tour?
When we work with bloggers on tours, we just expect that whatever date(s) we agree to for reviews or guest posts the blogger will carry through on. We completely understand life occasionally throws a curveball your way and we only ask that you give us as much advance notice as possible if something needs to change. We’re professionals and we know bloggers are too, so we just like common courtesy all around!
What do you look at when you decide to work with certain bloggers? Pageviews, Followers, Alexa? Design?
We’re mostly looking at a blogger’s reach. We’re in the business of selling books after all, so we’d like to see if that if we’re sending a blogger review copies or asking a blogger to host our author, that the blogger has a wide reach of readers through a combination of their site, Twitter, Facebook and/or Goodreads.com.
Our favorite things experienced bloggers do:
1. Post their review with links to the author’s online presence—website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, etc.
2. Include links to buy the book.
3. Posting right around the book’s on-sale date.
4. Sending us one email with a roundup of several books they are interested in as opposed to multiple emails in a 2-3 day period. Makes our lives much easier!
5. Keep us updated on special features they are running or big accomplishments. This lets us know about new ways we can partner with bloggers who already know and enjoy working with.
6. Tell us what they like and don’t like. Trust us, we’d rather pitch you on books that fall within the subgenres you enjoy. If you love urban fantasy but aren’t crazy about historicals, let us know. It makes things easier for everyone.
7. Include their blog in their email signature! Chances are we already know, but we work with A LOT of bloggers, so it’s nice to have that refresher in the email signature, particularly if we’re just starting to work together.
8. Treat us like professionals! Experienced bloggers always address us by name, are clear about why they are contacting us and thank us for our time. We promise we’ll do the same in return for you!
9. Let us know when they will be attending various romance conferences and conventions. If we’re attending the same ones we’re happy to meet up!
Anything you’d like to add?
We really enjoy bloggers’ enthusiasm for books. It makes this community so much fun to work with. Please never lose sight of that!
That was so helpful! I really loved reading Erin’s list of “Our favorite things experienced bloggers do” it tells me a lot about how to approach publicists and what works best for them!
and now… we have an EPIC Giveaway sponsored by Penguin and NAL
We will have 4 lucky winners this time!
and Penguin is giving away 2 copies of
ON DUBLIN STREET by Samantha Young (New Adult/Adult) and 2 Copies of VIRAL NATION by Shaunta Grimes (Young Adult)
Contest is open US and you can enter via the Rafflecopter at the end of this post
I adored On Dublin Street – read my 5* Review here!
So now it’s your turn, dear reader! What would you like to know from Erin? And..since we all love to talk about books, what is your favorite Penguin – NAL book?
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Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting - Blog Tour and Giveaway
Today I’m pretty excited to be part of Kimberly Derting Blog Tour for her newest release “Dead Silence” (Book 4 in the Body Finder Series) at the Bookworms. I have a pretty awesome post from Kimberly which made me giddy just reading it and below you’ll find a Giveaway!
Dead Silence is the 4th book in the amazing Body Finder series. And.. apart from the main character Violet who is made of awesome, there is one character I nearly love more than her: Jay Heaton. He’s the poster boy of the lovely Boy Next Door or the Best Friend you fall in love with. Even though I love the bad boys so much, Jay is the perfect exception. He’s sweet, cute but he loves Violet with all his heart and I feel pretty hard for him too. So, I asked Kimberly if she could touch the subject of the Bad Boy versus the lovable Boy Next Door and I’m excited to hand the blog over to her now talking about .. Boys! Wooot!!
Boys…gotta love ‘em. And there’s no shortage of different kinds of boys. Tall boys, short boys, nerdy boys, athletic ones, and those who like kittens and volunteer in soup kitchens.
And then there are the bad ones, you know these guys—the kind who roll up on their Harley’s, unshaven—maybe without a shirt—who can make your jaw drop with just the wiggle of an eyebrow.
Then there are the other ones, too. That boy you’ve known most of your life. The one who actually gets your inside jokes, remembers your birthday, and carries your books. He sneaks in under the radar, wiggling his way into your heart when you don’t see him coming, until, before you know it, you can’t remember what it’s like to live without him.
Now, let’s break this down, shall we? We’ll call today’s lesson…The Weird Science of Boys:
He drinks extra-black coffee from Styrofoam cups and most definitely does not recycle.
He wears Levi 501s and whatever t-shirt that is laying on the floor next to his bed (which is most definitely not made).
He’s cocky, arrogant, and has abs of steel, but never has to work out!
He lives by his own rules and to hell with the consequences!
He says what he wants, when he wants, and it still makes your heart race.
He shows the world his bad attitude but only shows you his heart of gold.
The Boy Next Door:
He drinks a double-shot mocha, but also brings you your favorite drink, which he always remembers.
He letters in track/baseball/football and wears his Varsity jacket everywhere. He’ll give it to you, though, if you’re cold.
He’s sweet and attentive and also has abs of steel. (He should take off his shirt more often!)
He’s a stickler for the rules and is most definitely someone who recycles.
He has a hard time finding the right thing to say—especially when it comes to you. It took him forever to tell you how he feels.
He wears his heart on his sleeve but when he finally gives it to you, you won’t ever want to give it back.
So there you have it…the good, the bad, and the Boy Next Door.
Which boy would you choose? I’m guessing there are a few of you out there who would like one of each, am I right???
Ahaha. how much I love this post!! To answer Kimberly’s Questions, I think I go with the Bad Boy… even though Jay would be the perfect exception. Love this boy so much ) However, usually, I am more drawn to the bad boys with lots of attitude … UhhUhh..
Kimberly Derting is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Seattle area, with her husband and three children, who often find the outrageous things they say either in the pages of her books or posted on Twitter or Facebook for the entire world to see.
You can visit her website at www.kimberlyderting.com.
Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.
When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.
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and now, I’d like to close with repeating Kimberly’s question:
Which boy would you choose? I’m guessing there are a few of you out there who would like one of each, am I right???
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HarlequinTEEN Spring Reading into Romance tour stop - Katie McGarry Pushing The Limits
We are super excited to be hosting Katie McGarry’s absofreakingamazing book, Pushing The Limits, today on the HarlequinTEEN Spring Reading into Romance tour!!
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.
So wrong for each other…and yet so right.
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.
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*Pushy* Can we just say everything? Because seriously, what didn’t I love about this book! It turned me into a sobbing watery mess on my very crowded plane ride home from BEA last year, and I didn’t even care how freaked out the guy sitting next to me was! I was crying and laughing and just turned into an absolute fool for Noah and Echo!
*Heather* You’re not kidding about the crying! I hardly ever cry with books unless a little kid dies, but this one had my cold, dark heart thawing out and my dry eyes squirting a few tears while I hid trying to get in some more time to read it.
*Danny* Gosh I remember how this book affected me. I was so sucked into Noah and Echo’s story that all I could talk and think about was them! Oh and of course, I couldn’t shut up about Pushing The Limits and told everyone that they HAD to read this book right now! So yes! We are big, huge and crazy fans!
Well let’s get right down to it!
Any fan of YA knows angst goes a long way to propelling a plot forward and Pushing the Limits has this in spades. But it’s not the drag-you-down-until-you-lack-the-will-to-live kind of angst. This is good, soul-searing, let’s-get-cathartic-and-start-the-healing-up-in-here angst. And we ate it up!
While the drama is intense, the characters are so realistic that everything they go through is brought home to the reader. Part of why each and every one of us was wrecked when we read this (did we mention we each cried a bit when we read this??) was that we each related so intensely to what Echo and Noah were going through. None of personally have shared their issues but still we felt every slice to their hearts, every moment of anguish and every drop of desire to heal themselves. We bought in big time and we was rewarded with such a fantastic story!
Okay seriously…there is nothing that’s going to get us excited about a book more than when an author can bring the romance in big time. And Katie McGarry delivers the goods! From the smoldering looks Noah and Echo share, to the giddy first brush of their lips (*Bookworms enter swoon-mode*), Katie McGarry’s skills in portraying the hot, messy, lovely romance these two characters share is unparalleled!
Really what we love about both Noah and Echo was how real they felt to us. They way Katie McGarry fleshed these kids out, the way she brought them so viscerally to life, just blew us away. They are real. We still think about them sometimes as if they’re our friends. And yes, we’re aware just how weird that is, but there you have it. These characters will get their hooks into you and you’ll never want them to leave!
So, as you can see, we clearly ADORED this book!!!!
If you need more convincing, check out our review here.
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The Travelers Series Promotional Blitz and Giveaway
You may have seen my reviews of books one, two, and three in the Travelers series by Claudia Lefeve over the last year or so. This is one of my favorite YA scifi series, and you can just click on the book covers below to check out my reviews if you want a little more info. These books have it all: mystery, love, intrigue, a bit of danger, a dash of realistic science, a totally hot male lead. What’s not to love?
Destiny has a way of catching up.
Saddled with powers she doesn’t understand, Etta Fleming’s world is turned upside-down the day she meets Cooper Everett, the man who transports her to an alternate reality. A reality she was meant to be a part of.
One minute, she’s an orphan living at Dominion House for Girls, an institution for delinquent foster kids, then finds herself attending the exclusive Dominion Hall Academy.
Plucked from the only world she’s ever known, Etta now has to deal with an aunt she never knew, a boyfriend she doesn’t know, and a best friend who can’t know.
“You know what your problem is?”
“I didn’t take time to eat my Wheaties?”
“…every time a choice is made, we end up playing out a different scene – like a choose your own adventure book.”
Everything is predestined.
Etta is slowly readjusting to life in her new reality, while still recovering from the shock over the news regarding her relationship with Cooper.
While learning more about her role as leader of the Council, she soon discovers that her future is linked to the five extraordinary individuals she must recruit in order to ensure her destiny.
Nothing is as it seems, as rivals become allies and friends become the enemy.
“How does one deal with the harsh reality that the man you want to be with is already taken – by your future self.”
“Don’t ever settle for what you think is going to happen. Take life as it comes and don’t prepare too much for what might be. Live for the moment.”
Take hold of your destiny.
Etta Fleming doesn’t know she was meant to return to her true reality four years ago. After years of being the “orphan girl” in the alternate world she grew up in, she’s finally carved a niche for herself with a great job, a steady boyfriend, and a best friend by her side.
Undeterred by the shift in the timeline, it is up to Cooper Everett and his friends to convince Etta that she is still destined to become their leader, fighting against their post-apocalyptic future.
Will meeting the ghosts of her past convince Etta that she’s part of a grander destiny? Or will her past, present, and future worlds collide?
“Lunch. My favorite period of the day at Alexandria High. It’s almost like an all-human version of the San Diego Zoo: the nerds, the jocks, even the goths, all roaming around in their natural habitat in the cinderblock cage that was also known as the school cafeteria.”
“Because life isn’t a John Hughes movie. And even if it were, we’d be cast as one of the social misfits in The Breakfast Club…”
Claudia Lefeve was born and raised in the Gulf Coast border town of Brownsville, Texas; a curious place where folks see curanderas in lieu of shrinks, tortillas are served at every meal, and even gringos speak Spanish. PARALLEL, the first book in The Travelers series, is her debut YA speculative novel. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two pugs.