August 18, 2017

Love in the Friend Zone Blog Tour: Spotlight

 


LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE
Author: Molly E. Lee 
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Description:

The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams. 

Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much. 

Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.  

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts…if only they’d succumb to it. 

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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores. 

Website:http://www.mollyelee.com 
Twitter: @MollyELee  



August 14th  
Wonder Struck – Review  
PBC – Spotlight Post 
Becky on Books – Author Interview  
folded corners & smudged screens – Review  
YaReads – Top Ten Post 
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post  

August 15th  
Book Magic – Under a spell with every page – Review  
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post  
Cindy’s Love of Books – Review  
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Spotlight Post  
Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Spotlight Post 
Sleeps on Tables – Spotlight Post  

August 16th  
Childishly Passionate – Review  
Bookblogarama – Author Interview  
Book Flame – Author Interview  
Queen of All She Reads – Spotlight Post  
The Book Beacon – Spotlight Post  
Dana’s YA Book Pile – Spotlight Post 

August 17th  
Ramblings From this Chick – Guest Post 
Read-love-Blog – Review  
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post  
Mythical Books – Spotlight Post  
Musings of Madjy – Review 
Roxy’s Book Reviews – Spotlight Post  

August 18th 
Tangents and Tissues – Review  
A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight Post 
Never Too Many To Read – Review  
Literary Chanteuse – Spotlight Post  
OMGReads – Spotlight Post  
Crossroad Reviews – Spotlight Post 




The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Welcome to Day #5 of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of The World's Greatest Adventure Machine by Frank L. Cole (8/8/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Frank and 10 chances to win a copy of Adventure Machine, as well as theme park tickets in the Grand Prize Giveaway!

An adventure novel about four lucky kids and a mysterious, but thrilling ride for fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Jurassic Park! CastleCorp and the famous Castleton brothers are unveiling the World’s Greatest Adventure Machine! The roller coaster is an experience like no other, and four lucky kids have won the chance to be the first to ride it. There’s Trevor, whose latest stunt got him in trouble at school again. There’s Devin, whose father is pushing him to be the next Internet sensation. Nika’s wealthy grandfather isn’t too pleased about her participation. And Cameron, he’ll be the first to tell you, is a certified genius. The whole world is watching. But as the kids set off on their journey, they begin to realize that there is perhaps more to their fellow contest winners than meets the eye. And the Adventure Machine? It might just have a mind of its own. Join the contestants on their wild ride if you dare. Your adventure starts now!




My Writing Process

I’m such a finnicky writer! I need perfect settings to allow the mind to work. Complete silence, but it’s weird. I hate distractions, but I don’t like an empty house. So, my wife and kids can be at home, but they have to be in the farthest room not bothering me. I need a dark office, the only light is my computer monitor, with a fan blowing (preferably a ceiling fan), and a stack of inspiring books staring at me from a shelf. Woolly socks on my feet. If my feet are cold, I can’t focus, but the rest of my body prefers frigid temperatures. Just not the feet. And there can be absolutely no other pending appointments or engagements looming later in the day. My whole schedule needs to be free from commitments. If I can have a liter of Coke Zero within grabbing distance and a package of Cherry Twizzler Pull-N-Peels, I’m a happy writer. Oh, and my wife needs to be close by for me to be able to read her a few paragraphs out loud from time to time to make sure I’m on the right path.
FRANK L. COLE lives with his wife and three children out west. When not writing books, Frank enjoys going to the movies and traveling. The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine is Frank’s ninth published book and his second with Delacorte Press. His first was The Afterlife Academy. You can learn more about his writing at frankcolwrites.com or find @franklcole on Twitter. 
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Blog Tour Schedule:
August 14th — BookhoundsYA  
August 15th — Good Choice Reading
August 16thWord Spelunking  
August 17th — Life Naturally
August 18th — A Dream Within a Dream  
August 21st— Reading Teen
August 22nd — Crossroad Reviews  
August 23rdNovel Novice 
August 24th — YA and Kids Books Central
August 25th — Once Upon a Twilight
  

August 17, 2017

The United Continuums Blog Tour: Spotlight

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The United Continuums (Continuum Trilogy #3) 

Author: Jennifer BrodyGenre: YA Sci-Fi
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Turner Publishing

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Synopsis:

In the epic conclusion to the award-winning Continuum Trilogy, Aero leads a group of insurgents from the Second Continuum to overthrow his rival Supreme General Vinick and unite his space colony's military forces, while Seeker takes on a secret mission back to her home colony to reinforce Earth's defenses and defend the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra's nightmares have become a reality as the Dark Thing hurtles toward Earth with designs on eradicating the planet's fledgling populace. The only thing standing in the way are the three Carriers and those who would join them to fight against a second coming of the Doom.
 
 
Jennifer Brody’s award-winning novel The 13th Continuum sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. Return of the Continuums and The United Continuums (July 11, 2017) complete this epic trilogy.

She is a graduate of Harvard University, a creative writing instructor at the Writing Pad, a volunteer mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation, a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. She founded and runs BookPod, a social media group for authors. She lives and writes in LA. After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on "The Lord of the Rings" films and "The Golden Compass."

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Taming the Rebel by Dawn Klehr


 

Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer)
Author: Dawn Klehr
Genre: YA Romance
Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Crush

Description:

Rebel Hart should be at home taking care of her father after his breakup with his boyfriend, not tromping through the woods at summer camp. He’s had his heart broken beyond repair, and the way she sees it, there’s only one person to blame—the boyfriend’s son. So when that infuriatingly gorgeous quarterback turns up at the same camp, she plans to make him pay.

Justice Brody isn’t happy about trading training camp for actual summer camp. But if he wants to stay on the football team, he has to show that he can be drama-free. He welcomes the anonymity that comes with summer camp…until he realizes the one girl who knows him better than anyone is there, too. Rebel is off-limits, impossibly beautiful…and trouble with a capital T. Still, he can’t stay away. And even as Rebel exacts her revenge, in several very embarrassing and painful ways, neither can she.


 


Dawn Klehr is the author of the young adult thrillers: The Cutting Room Floor and If You Wrong Us.

She began her career in TV news and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories –in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy. She’s currently channeling her dark side as she works on her next book.

Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog.




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August 16, 2017

Excerpt Reveal + Giveaway: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel



Black Bird of the Gallows
Author: Meg Kassel
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Description:

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full.

Angie Dovage can tell there’s more to Reece Fernandez than just the tall, brooding athlete who has her classmates swooning, but she can’t imagine his presence signals a tragedy that will devastate her small town. When something supernatural tries to attack her, Angie is thrown into a battle between good and evil she never saw coming. Right in the center of it is Reece—and he’s not human.

What's more, she knows something most don't. That the secrets her town holds could kill them all. But that’s only half as dangerous as falling in love with a harbinger of death.
  


I’m seriously questioning the wisdom of coming here. Who is this boy? Who are these people? I may not want these answers. Whatever illusion I had been weaving about this being a normal family can’t be true. This is a family, yes, but one putting on an elaborate show to appear to be something they are not. “Everyday life can’t be so bad,” I say lightly, eager to change the subject before I start luring myself down a hole. “You have a beautiful home, a nice family. You’re popular at school. Kiera Shaw certainly likes you.”

He turns his gaze to me, slowly. “Kiera Shaw? You think I like her?”

“I don’t know what you like.” I don’t blink. I don’t look away. “I know only what I’ve seen.”

Reece leans close, gently entering my personal space. Close enough to put me on edge, but not close enough to intimidate. His voice is silk on gravel. His narrowed eyes glitter down at me. “And what, exactly, have you seen, Angie?”

Shivers race up my skin. I want to defuse this so badly, but I feel like this is a challenge I can’t lose. “I’ve seen and heard things that don’t make sense. Things I can’t understand.” I shift my gaze to my crow sitting on a branch above my head. It watches me with an intensity that would scare me if I wasn’t accustomed to it. “Tell me about the crows.”

He shakes his head. “Sorry. Either you know about them, or you don’t.”

My jaw tightens, even as I step toward him. I can feel his body heat. His clean, guy scent fills my senses with a unique magnetism that draws me close. Closer still. “I will find out.”

His gaze sweeps my face, lingering on my lips. “I hope not.” His breath warms my temple, sending a shiver under my skin. “There are worse things out there than a few watchful birds.”

“Like what?” I’m breathless, damn him. My words are barely audible.

His lashes fan low over his eyes. The narrow space between us crackles with tension. “Oh Angie, you don’t want to know.”

Meg Kassel is an author of fantasy and speculative books for young adults. A graduate of Parson's School of Design, she’s always been creating stories, whether with visuals or words. She worked as a graphic designer before realizing the thing she did for pleasure (writing) was something she should do for real. Meg is a New Jersey native who lives in a log house in the Maine woods with her husband and daughter. A fan of ’80s cartoons, Netflix series, and ancient mythology, Meg has always been fascinated and inspired by the fantastic, the creepy, and the futuristic. When she’s not writing, Meg is reading, hanging out with her family, hoarding peanut butter cups, or playing video games. She is a two-time finalist and the 2016 winner of the RWA Golden Heart© contest in YA.

Website: www.megkassel.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/megkasselauthor
Twitter: @megkassel
Instagram: @seemegwrite
Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/megkassel







 

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

 


Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief
Author: Rosie Somers 

Description:

Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City. 

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin…but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life—and her anonymity—that’s at stake. 

Will could be the next target.  
When his tongue darts out to wet his lips, I unconsciously mirror the action, and he sucks in a deep breath in response. A little thrill shoots through me at the realization that he’s reacting to me that way because he wants to kiss me. And if I’m honest with myself, I want to kiss him. I can almost feel his lips pressing against mine. Every fiber of my being is caught in his gravitational pull, aching to be near him.

Rosie Somers is a beach-going book addict who’s been crafting stories since before she learned her ABCs. When she’s not busy trying to bring the characters in her head to life on paper, she can be found volunteering with local animal rescues, crocheting funky hats for her friends, or eating herself into the poorhouse at Chipotle. Her fondest dream is to one day own a goat. 

Author Blog: rosiesomers.blogspot.com 
Author Twitter: @prosyrosie
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProsyRosie/ 
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8281027.Rosie_Somers   




Tour Schedule:
August 7th 
2 Cooks Crafting Books – Review 
Dana’s YA Bookpile – Spotlight Post 

August 8th 
Sleeps on Tables – Spotlight Post 
Margie’s Must Reads – Spotlight Post  

August 9th 
Crossroad Reviews – Spotlight Post 
Roxy’s Reviews – Spotlight Post 
Here’s to Happy Endings – Author Interview  

August 10th 
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review 
Literary Meanderings – Spotlight Post  

August 11th 
Diana’s Book Reviews – Review 
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post  

August 12th 
Tara’s Book Addiction – Spotlight Post 
PBC – Spotlight Post  

August 13th 
Eru Books and Recs – Review 
Wonder Struck – Review  

August 14th 
Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest – Review 
Readingwithwrin – Review  

August 15th 
Twirling Book Princess – Spotlight Post 
Smada’s Book Smack – Review 
Bibliobibuli YA – Guest Post  

August 16th 
The Book Beacon – Review 
A Dream Within A Dream – Guest Post  

August 17th 
YaReads – Author Interview 
Folded Corners and Smudged Screens – Review  

August 18th  
Becky on Books – Review 
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post 
Cindy’s Love of Books – Review





Cover Reveal: Christmas at the Lake by Charlotte Blake


 

 Christmas at the Lake (Great Escapes #2)
Author: Charlotte Blake

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Description:

Sometimes love gets forgotten …

Hugely successful Lexi Stuart is used to guys pursuing her, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, she’s beautiful and rich, but the men in her life never seem to want anything more serious than just sex. It’s a stark reality she’s become used to.

As a code writer in Silicon Vally, Adam Hunt doesn’t have to worry about money. And as a heartthrob in general, he doesn’t need to worry about attracting women, either. But when he meets Lexi during a Christmas holiday in Lake Tahoe, he’s floored that she won’t give him the time of day after one wild night together.

Now, this sports bum is about to take Lexi on the ride of her life. All she needs to do is hang on!

18+
NOTE: This STAND-ALONE romance contains very steamy love scenes. All of the books in the Great Escapes series can be read in any order.





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