Sunday Street Team: This Mortal Coil – Review and Giveaway

This Mortal Coil

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This Mortal Coil (This Mortal Coil #1)

Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33876440-this-mortal-coil

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Author’s Social Media:

Blog: http://emilysuvada.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilysuvada

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16320871.Emily_Suvada

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emily.suvada/

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Synopsis (GR):

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?
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REVIEW:

HOLY SMOKES. This story freaking blew me away. Prepare yourself for one heck of a gushing and gloating review because I loved everything about this story.

Suvada did not waste time easing me into the story because the action started within the first chapter. Cat lives in a time when the infected people basically become zombies and can explode. That’s right – explode. POOF. This new post-apocalyptic world is not for the faint of heart nor for the weak stomach. In order for Cat to remain immune to this plague… well, she has to do things that even made my stomach turn but I would have done it if it meant surviving. It is also a time of corruption by corporations, there is no law but that of the strongest corporation, and the strongest stall survive.

The thing that stood out the most to me was the science woven in this story – marvelous. Suvada made me want to learn about gene hacking. Nobody has ever made me want to learn about science or gene hacking. Well done, Suvada. The way it was all explained in this story was so clever. When something was introduced, it was then explained so I would know what was going on. I never felt like I was talked down to or as if I was simple minded. It was clear and logically talked about. Plus, it was just brilliant. Everything came across in a very clear and simple way. By doing that, Suvada made this story more believable. She made me truly believe this type of future would be possible. Not that I would want it to be (unless I could be Cat…) but it felt very, very believable. It also made me very curious about how I would possibly change myself, if given the opportunity. So many possibilities! With that said, know that there are some seriously disturbing parts to this story. While I would say you need a strong stomach to read, you don’t. Go into it knowing not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Suvada does a damn fine job of telling it like it is. A post-apocalyptic world would be nothing but dog-eat-dog and a place where only the clever & strong survive.

Not only is the plot compelling, but the characters are so complex. They felt so real, as if I could be friends with them in real life (again, if this society were real and I was a cyborg-badass). Cat was such a well developed character that she constantly kept me guessing as to what her next move would be. I found myself quickly trying to solve the problems like Cat, or think about the science behind what was happen and try to guess what Cat would do. Now let’s talk about Cole… purrrrr. I know he’s the guy sent to protect Cole but he, too, was so well rounded and intricate that I wanted to know more about him. He was slow to reveal the skeletons in his closet but once they started to come out, I just wanted more. He was a fantastic character. And then put Cat and Cole together and sparks fly. WHOOOOO BABY. give me a moment to fan myself. I know some people didn’t like the romance in the story but it was such a small part of the story that I believe it added, not took away from.

Overall, I loved this book. Loved. Loved. Loved. I want more from Suvada, especially book two of this series! I am proclaiming myself a forever fan of Emily Suvada. No matter what she writes, I will read. Make sure you grab yourself a copy of this one because it is a story that you will never forget.
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GIVEAWAY:

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About the Author:

Emily Suvada

Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen. She currently lives in Portland, OR, with her husband.

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Tour Schedule:

11/5 Tour Stops

Interview – Megan Manzano

Review  – Books N Calm

Review – Dani Reviews Things

Interview – Fly Leaf Chronicles

Unique Post – Book Stacks Amber

 

11/12  Tour Stops

Guest Post – Mikayla’s Bookshelf

Interview –Reading is Dreaming with Eyes Wide Open

Review – Sarcasm and Lemons

Unique Post – Downright Dystopian

Review – Here’s To Happy Endings

 

11/19  Tour Stops

Interview – Books, Boys, and Blogs

Review – Emily Reads Everything

Guest Post – The Book Corps

Unique Post – Life of a Literary Nerd

Review – Bay in Wonderland

 

11/26 Tour Stops

Review – A Gingerly Review

Review –  Pretty Deadly Blog

Interview – Library of a Book Witch

 

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R.I.P. ELIZA HART Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

R.I.P. ELIZA HART

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About the Book:

RIPElizaHart_coverTitle: R.I.P. ELIZA HART

Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Pub. Date: November 28, 2017

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Pages: 336

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie’s childhood best friend.

Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie’s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie’s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her . . . because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza’s death? Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart.

New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back—and even destroy us.

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EXCERPT

ELLIE

Wednesday, march 16

 When I find out that it’s her, a lump rises in my throat and I’m so surprised that it almost chokes me. I shouldn’t care. I mean, I care because caring is the human thing to do, but I shouldn’t care this much because I didn’t really know her. Not really. Not anymore.

We’re still standing by the window. In fact, we’ve barely moved since Sam’s phone dinged with a text from a friend outside who heard the dean identify the body.

I wipe my eyes, but that just draws more attention to my tears. Sam offers me a tissue, but I bet he thinks I don’t deserve to cry.

“You okay, Elizabeth?”

They put her on a gurney, zip her into a black bag, and wheel her into the back of an ambulance.

“We held hands during recess.”

“What?”

I bend my fingers, pressing my nails into my palms so my hands will stop shaking. Like everyone else on campus, Sam’s heard the rumors about Eliza and me. I think even the teachers are wary of me thanks to her. But maybe Sam doesn’t remember them, maybe they went in one ear and out the other like my repeated requests that he call me Ellie instead of Elizabeth.

“Nothing,” I say carefully. “I don’t know.”

Sam’s phone buzzes with another text. “Cooper says someone called the police when they saw something strange out there.”

“I just can’t believe it.”

She wasn’t in Spanish class this afternoon (the one class we have together), but I didn’t think much of it. Arden Lin, one of her roommates and best friends, said she had a cold.

“Is she okay?” I’d asked. Stupid. I should’ve kept my mouth shut. I couldn’t help it. It was a reflex.

“Why?” Arden asked. “You wanna bring her some chicken soup? Can’t help noticing that when I was sick a few months ago, you didn’t seem so concerned.”

“¡En español!” Señora Rocha admonished, oblivious to the fact that Arden was making fun of me. She made us repeat the whole conversation. Arden didn’t know how to say chicken soup in Spanish. While Señora Rocha clucked her disapproval, Arden stared daggers at me.

Now Sam says, “I can’t believe it, either.” He takes a deep breath, his black T-shirt stretching over the muscles in his chest. “She didn’t seem the type.”

“What type?”

He shrugs. “I guess you never can tell. I read somewhere that in half of all suicides, the friends and family say they never had a clue. I thought they were just trying to cover up their guilt, you know? But maybe—”

I interrupt before he can finish his thought. “You think Eliza Hart killed herself?”

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About Alyssa B. Sheinmel

AlyssaBSheinmelI was born in Stanford, California, and even though I moved across the country to New York when I was six years old, I still think of myself as a California girl.

Like so many writers, I grew up loving books. I loved stories so much that when there was nothing to read, I wrote my own stories just to give myself something to read. And when there was no pen and paper to be had, I made up stories and acted them out by myself. I played all the parts, and I was never bored.

 

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Giveaway Details:

 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of R.I.P. ELIZA HART, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

11/20/2017- The Cover Contessa– Interview

11/21/2017- Hauntedbybooks13– Review

11/22/2017- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

11/23/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

11/24/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

 

Week Two:

11/27/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

11/28/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review

11/29/2017- Book-Keeping– Review

11/30/2017- Books at Dawn– Excerpt

12/1/2017- Owl always be reading– Review

 

 

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TREMONTAINE Tour: Review and Giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Tremontaine

Title: TREMONTAINE

Author: Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.

Pub. Date: October 11, 2017

Publisher: Serial Box

Formats: eBook & audiobook

Find it: Season 1 AmazonSeason 2 AmazonSeason 3 Episode 1 AmazonSeason 3 Episode 2Season 3 Episode 3 AmazoniBooksSeason 1 iBooksSeason 2 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 1 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 2 iBooksSeason 3 Episode 3 iBooks,  Serial Box

Since launching last year, serial fiction startup Serial Box has been featured from coast to coast including stories on NPRWiredBuzzFeed and i09. Serial Box was called “a godsend for a niche market of readers” by The Chicago Tribune.

As one of the flagship serials from Serial Box with tens of thousands of readers across multiple platforms, Tremontaine has made waves in the serial, LGBTQ, and fan fiction community.

Tremontaine introduces readers to a world where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.

Team-written by some of today’s most exciting authors, Tremontaine season 3 is brought to you by Ellen KushnerJoel DerfnerKaren LordDelia ShermanRacheline MaltesePaul WitcoverTessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.

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About Seral Box:

Serial Box Logo Small SquareA new kind of publishing company for a new age.

While technology has rapidly evolved, the way publishers and writers bring books to readers really hasn’t. Storytelling in TV has become more sophisticated and multilayered, podcasts have risen to mainstream media status—but ebooks are just books on digital devices, not easier, more fun, or more social than they were before.

Serial Box is here to change all of that: artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling. Releasing fiction serials over the course of 10-16 week seasons, Serial Box is about delivering addictive episodes straight to the user’s digital device to be read or listened to anytime, anywhere.

Taking a few pages from the world of television, Serial Box hires a team of a talented and award-winning writers to collaborate on each serial, pulling the best ideas to develop great characters and craft a narrative that captivates readers over the course of the season. A new ensemble of writers works on each series, so each will vary in genre and length, but they’ll always be entertaining page-turners that keep you wondering what will happen in next week’s episode.

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Review:

This is the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s Swordpoint and given to readers in a most new age and unique way. It is given through Serial Box, a service talked about above. The “episodes” are written stories that come across in a manner like TV shows. Ingenious. I am reviewing the entire Season One so bear with me as there are thirteen stories/episodes involved.

Short recap: Several characters are involved and their lives intersect in the most peculiar ways. Duchess Termontaine is on the verge of ruin in all ways she can be ruined. She invested in a ship that went down at sea and she is set to lose everything – both financially and socially. At the same time, Rafe is at the University questioning everything and the young country girl, Micha, might be the mathematical genius Rafe needs to help him solve some very tough questions. Let’s not forget about Ixkaab, a new arrival to Riverside who is seeking adventure.

There is no doubt this is a fantasy story, or collection of stories. There is heavy political matter so if that is not your cup of tea, pass on this one. As for me, I didn’t mind it as it helped push the story along. The delivery of the stories is what kept my interest the most. I was not lost or confused when the “episodes” switched between writers, but I could tell when there was a new one. Some of the style changes were very obvious but it did work. I just had not “read” a book this way so it took some getting used to. Being able to watch the entire Season One at once probably helped. If I had to wait for each episode, I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much.

I do recommend this to everyone, at least give it a chance. Termontaine is a great place to start this series so please give it a try.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive season 1 of TREMONTAINE, International.

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

11/6/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

11/6/2017- Jamieson Wolfe– Review

 

11/7/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Pre Made Post

11/7/2017- BookishRealmReviews– Spotlight

 

11/8/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

11/8/2017- BookHounds YA– Review

 

11/9/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/9/2017- BookCrushin– Review

 

11/10/2017- Read Lovely Books– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

11/13/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/13/2017- YA and Wine– Pre Made Post

 

11/14/2017- Hauntedbybooks13– Review

11/14/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

11/15/2017- Hooked To Books Spotlight

 

11/16/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/17/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/17/2017- Two Chicks on Books– Review

 

 

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Fragments of the Lost: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST

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About the Book:

9780399556722Title: FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST

Author: Megan Miranda

Pub. Date: November 14, 2017

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 384

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.
His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.
But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.
Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

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Review:

THIS BOOK. Holy crow this book was a brilliant thriller with so many twists and turns.

From the first page I was hooked. It does start with Jessa walking into her ex-boyfriend’s bedroom but she’s bombarded with old memories of their relationship. Caleb had so many things that he had to remind him of Jessa. He was just too young to die the way he did: his car was swept away in a flash flood. But the fact that his mom blames Jessa is just messed up. I never liked Caleb’s mom, but I don’t think I was ever supposed to like her. She came across as a gold-digger and was sad when her cash cow (Caleb and his trust fund) were gone. Surprise surprise, the nasty came out when she was forced to face reality like bills, rent, mortgage, groceries, and more.

I liked Jessa and Caleb, though I was not in love with their characters. I didn’t like the person Caleb became over the course of the story and wished he had opened up to someone about what was going on. The way he took it all out on Jessa was a bad move. Jessa’s character wasn’t a saint but at least she was realistic with her feelings.

The plot was very well developed. It was full of nasty twists and sharp turns I never saw coming. At first I was super confused with the timeline as it was not a linear timeline. The memories Jessa goes through is not in any specific order, they are brought on by items in Caleb’s room. That means when she has a flashback, we are thrust into either their first month of dating or seventh month of dating. It felt like it was all over the place but I promise it comes together in the end. It comes together in a pretty package with a nice bow.

I am not going to give too much away in this review other than to say I was freaking hooked. This did not end the way I expected it to and it all worked. Miranda did a marvelous job of writing this psychological thriller. I cannot wait to read what she writs next.

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About Megan:

MeganMegan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls. She has also written several books for young adults, including FractureHysteriaVengeanceSoulprint, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. The Perfect Stranger (4/11/17) is her second novel of psychological suspense.

Megan is represented by Sarah Davies at The Greenhouse Literary Agency

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/1/2017- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Interview

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

11/3/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Once Upon a Twilight– Review

11/7/2017- LILbooKlovers– Interview

11/8/2017- Book-Keeping– Review

11/9/2017- Pink Polka Dot BooksReview

11/10/2017- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

Week Three:

11/13/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/14/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

11/15/2017- Amanda Gernentz Hanson– Review

11/16/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/17/2017- Literary Meanderings– Interview

Week Four:

11/20/2017- Ex Libris– Review

11/21/2017- Step Into Fiction– Review

11/22/2017- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Review

11/23/2017- YA Books Central– Interview

11/24/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review

Week Five:

11/27/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

11/28/2017- Fiction Fare– Review

11/29/2017- Book Princess Reviews– Interview

11/30/2017- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review

 

 

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Monsterland: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

MONSTERLAND

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About The Book:

cover8Title: MONSTERLAND

Author: Michael Okon

Pub. Date: October 13, 2017

Publisher: WordFire Press

Pages: 214

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks, TBD, Goodreads

 

Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth.

 

When world markets are decimated by a crippling plague, philanthropist, and billionaire businessman, Vincent Konrad decides to place monsters in a theme park setting to promote education and tolerance. Copper Valley is chosen as the primary site for the park in the United States.

 

Wyatt Baldwin, a high school senior is dying to go to the opening and when he lands special passes to the park, he and his friends are expecting the experience of a lifetime.

After all, in a theme park where real zombies, werewolves, and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

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Review:

I thought I was ready for this story but I wasn’t.

This was such an adventurous read. It centered around a theme park and things not going right at said park. But this wasn’t a slap-stick comedy book with kooky things happen for cheap laughs. The characters have depth and the storyline has merit. This is about an amusement park that has real Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies. They are “rescued” and given a chance to live free in a theme park that someone developed in a way to help rid the lands of these creatures.

Wyatt is given a chance to go to the grand opening and things don’t go exactly according to plan. (Surprise surprise) I am not going to give things away in this review but know that the night ahead of Wyatt and his friends is full of action and adventure. There is also blood, guts, gore, and much more. Characters prove who they really are and what they are worth, while the evil in others is brought to light.

Please give this book a chance and join the Monsterland adventure!

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About Michael:

michael okon headshotMichael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of MONSTERLAND, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/30/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

10/30/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

 

10/31/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

10/31/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

11/1/2017- Reese’s Reviews– Guest Post

11/1/2017- Under the Book Cover– Review

 

11/2/2017- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/3/2017- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

11/3/2017- Birdie Bookworm– Review

 

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

11/6/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

 

11/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/7/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

11/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Spotlight

11/8/2017- Novelties– Review

 

11/9/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review

11/9/2017- Twisted Book Junkie– Review

 

11/10/2017- Parajunkee– Interview

11/10/2017- The Midnight Society– Review

 

Jungle Movie Tie-In Edition Book Tour: Spotlight

JUNGLE

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JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

Jungle-PBAbout the Book:

Title: JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg, Daniel Radcliffe (Foreword), Greg McLean (Introduction)

Pub. Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Pages: 324

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.
The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

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About Yossi:

YossiYossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli adventurer, author, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and motivational speaker based in Australia.

Ghinsberg is most known for his survival story of when he was stranded in an uncharted part of the Bolivian Amazon jungle for three weeks in 1981.

Yossi’s book ‘Jungle,’ is published in over 20 languages and distributed worldwide with millions of copies sold. Published by Random House, Pan Macmillan, National Geographic, Penguin, Summersdale and Skyhorse amongst others and critically reviewed and acclaimed by the LA Times, The Washington Post, CNN and may others.

The book’s adaptation was one of the core episodes for a Discovery Channel acclaimed series “I shouldn’t Be Alive”. And in April 2017 a motion picture based on ‘Jungle’ premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Yossi.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of the JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/9/2017- YA Books Central Interview

10/10/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/11/2017- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

10/12/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

10/13/2017- Margie’s Must Reads– Excerpt

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

10/17/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/18/2017- Wonder Struck– Review

10/19/2017- YA and Wine– Interview

10/20/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

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Traitor’s Hope Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway

TRAITOR'S HOPE

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About the Book:

New CoverTitle: TRAITOR’S HOPE (Blade’s Edge #2)

Author: Virginia McClain

Pub. Date: October 14, 2017

Publisher: Artemis Dingo Productions

Pages: 284

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonBuy The Paperback, Goodreads

 

Traitors lurk around every bend. Mishi’s mind is betraying her, and she fears her kisō and katana will betray her next. Taka’s heart abandons her for a person she cannot possibly trust. Now that the two friends are obliged to help re-establish peace in the land of Gensokai, the only question is where the next betrayal will come from and if Mishi and Taka will have the strength to survive it.

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Review:

This book was such an enjoyable read! It is the second in a series so don’t go into it thinking this is a standalone or first of a new series. I had not read the first but that did not stop me from really liking what I read. It was easy to follow and figure out as I kept reading. The overall story itself was very intriguing, thoughtful, and action packed. It really does not read like a second book so it doesn’t have that second-book syndrome. The characters were so thought out and well developed that it was easy to connect with them. I felt like I was on the journey with them and I couldn’t wait to see how everything ended. I was in this for the long haul.

There are only two small grievances: some character’s names were too closely spelled the same and as a result I sometimes got them confused. AND some of the POV chapters were so short – only a page or two – that it left me wondering why it was included. But please know this did not take away from the overall story. I still kept reading and I still liked this in the end.

Please, give this a try and you won’t be disappointed!

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About Virginia:

V and ArtemisVirginia thinks dangling from the tops of hundred foot cliffs is a good time. She also enjoys hauling a fifty pound backpack all over the Grand Canyon and sleeping under the stars. Sometimes she likes running for miles through the desert, mountains, or wooded flatlands, and she always loves getting lost in new places where she may or may not speak the language.

From surviving earthquakes in Japan, to putting out a small forest fire in Montana, Virginia has been collecting stories from a very young age. She works hard to make her fiction as adventurous as her life and her life as adventurous as her fiction. Both take a lot of imagination.

She recently moved to Winnipeg with her husband (a Manitoba native) and their dog.

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Giveaway Details:

 

1 winner will receive a signed paperback set of BLADE’S EDGE & TRAITOR’S HOPE, US Only.

3 winners will receive eBook sets of BLADE’S EDGE & TRAITOR’S HOPE, International.

 

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

10/9/2017- Two Chicks on Books Interview

10/9/2017- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

 

10/10/2017- Arvenig.it– Guest Post

10/10/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

 

10/11/2017- Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews– Excerpt

10/11/2017- Ashley M. Delgado– Review

 

10/12/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

10/12/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Spotlight

 

10/13/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/13/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

10/16/2017- Nick Bryan Dot Com– Review

 

10/17/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

10/17/2017- YA and Wine– Excerpt

 

10/18/2017- Fire and Ice– Spotlight

10/18/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

10/19/2017- My Nook, Books & More– Excerpt

10/19/2017- Jena Brown Writes– Review

 

10/20/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland– Interview

10/20/2017- Ramblings From An Alternate Reality– Review

 

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