The Reckoning of Noah Shaw Blog Tour: ARC Review!

Author Bio

Hodkin Author PhotoMichelle Hodkin grew up in Florida, went to college in New York, and studied law in Michigan. She is the author of the Mara Dyer trilogy, including The Unbecoming of Mara DyerThe Evolution of Mara Dyer, and The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Visit her online at MichelleHodkin.com.

 

 

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Book Synopsis

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In this sequel to The Becoming of Noah Shaw, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled, and old alliances are forged. Noah’s reckoning is here.

Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices.

He can’t. 

He’s sure the memories that haunt him are merely proof of a broken heart.

They aren’t. 

He thinks he can move forward without first confronting his past.

He’s wrong.

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Book Review

I read the Mara Dyer series because a good friend strongly recommend it. She was right. That series was fantastic! But it made me want a story from Noah’s POV. BOOM! Hodkin delivered! Now while I had some hiccups with the first book, I gave the second a try and I devoured it.

Book two picks up right where the first book left off. The way the story played out had me confused at first because it didn’t seem to fit the storyline of the first book, but everything did come together. Plus, more information was given and more questions were answered. I was absolutely on board for that!

This felt like a great growth and development for Noah, which was deeply needed. While I did tear through this book, it helped bring an added depth to his character. More of his past is discovered, uncovered, and explored. It was fascinating. I could not get enough of him and his adventures.

Are you hooked enough to want to read this? I HOPE SO! Please add it to your TBR or start reading now. Noah is one of those characters that deserves to shine and this trilogy is allowing him to do just that.

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Blog Tour Schedule

November 5 – The Lovely Books

November 6 – Too Fond of Books

November 7 – Downright Dystopian

November 8 – Pure Imagination

November 9 – The Book Loving Nut

November 10 – a GREAT Read

November 11 – The Eater of Books!

November 12 – My Guilty Obsession

November 13 – Arctic Books

November 14 – A Gingerly Review

November 15 – Ex Libris Kate

November 16 – Girl in the Pages

 

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Five Feet Apart Blog Tour – ARC Review!

 

Author Bio

Version 9Rachael Lippincott was born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, splitting her time between writing and running a food truck with her partner.

 

 

 

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Book Synopsis

Five Feet Apart CoverSoon to be a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson in March 2019!

Click this link to see the trailer! Have a box of tissues handy… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cJ7MT1RTqs

In this moving story that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.

Can you love someone you can never touch?

Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions.

The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals.

Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment.

What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

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Book Review

How can I begin to write the review this book deserves? I had no idea I was going to fall so hard for Stella and Will and end up fighting for them. They really do rank up there with Hazel and Gus. I hope you trust me enough to know that I would not ever say that unless it was warranted.

Stella has CF and has been fighting every day for her lungs to work. She follows her regime and knows she cannot give up hope that she will get a new pair of lungs. When she goes back into the hospital for a fever that won’t go away, she finds a new resident on the floor – Will. The chances of a teenage boy with CF being on the floor are slim to none but there he is even though he doesn’t want to be. He has a very horrific and aggressive form of CF that will be deadly if he comes into contact with other people with CF. That means he has to be kept a steady and consistent six feet away from other patients. Something stirs within Stella and she wants to help him get better. She wants to help him beat his diagnosis. Can she and still keep her health?

This was a very quick read but it was one that I won’t soon forget. Sure, I had moments when I did not like Stella’s reactions to situations but I gave her a lot of leeway since I cannot begin to imagine what she was going through. Her parents divorced and her sister is not in the picture. Stella put so much pressure on herself to keep what was left of her family together. She knew she had to fight to save her parents. Talk about too much pressure!! I did admire how mature she was about her disease. I know that may sound crazy but hear me out. She knew what she had, she knew how to protect herself from catching bacteria that may harm her, she knew that a fever could mean more than just a fever. The girl was smart and did whatever she could within her power to try to get better. Will, on the other hand, was a defiant hard-headed teenage boy that came from a wealthy family. He never wanted for anything and resented his mother for throwing money around. I cannot blame him for that either. He only wanted to be loved by his parents, not thrown in hospital after hospital. His battle was endearing to read. I found myself quickly cheering for him.

I won’t tell you everything that happens but HOLY COW. That ending tore part of my soul out. I really expected it to take a different turn but I am still in awe of what I read. This was one story that I am forever glad I read and was given the opportunity to read. I strongly recommend it to everyone and hope they give it a chance.

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Blog Tour Schedule

November 12 – That Artsy Reader Girl

November 13 – Vivacious Bibliophile

November 14 – A Gingerly Review

November 15 – Life of a Simple Reader

November 16 – A Glass of Wine

November 17 – Book is Glee

November 19 – Bumbles and Fairytales

November 20 – Adventures of a Book Junkie

November 21 – Jen Ryland Reviews

November 22 – Joyous Reads

November 23 – Chasing Faerytales

November 24 – Folded Pages Distillery

November 26 – Oh, Hey! Books

November 27 – Book Briefs

November 28 – Novel Knight Book Reviews

November 29 – A Dream within a Dream

November 30 – My Guilty Obsession

 

 

 

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Just Pretending Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway

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Tour Date:

November 5-9, 2018

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39861165-just-pretending

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Link to Tour Schedule:

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 Just Pretending by Leah & Kate RooperJust Pretending (The Chicago Falcons #3) by Leah and Kate Rooper
Publication Date:  November 5, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

It’s not easy being royal. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline wears her crown proudly, but between her duties and her overprotective big brother, the idea of romance is just a dream. But a chance encounter in Chicago changes all that….

Sure, seventeen-year-old Tyler Evans loves playing hockey, but he’s more concerned about providing for his dad and little sister. Then he meets Eva–and falls head-over-heels in love—and he has two more problems. One, she’s his best friend’s little sister. Two, she wears a crown.

But then Eva accidentally mistakes Tyler for a visiting prince, and for the first time, Tyler doesn’t feel like a nobody. He knows he has to tell her the truth…but not yet.

His plan? To keep up the royal charade as long as it takes to convince Eva he’s the guy for her. Even if he’s lying to everyone…including himself.

Disclaimer: May cause disillusionment. Those girls looking to find their Prince Charming might consider scouting out hockey rinks.


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GUEST POST/DELETED SCENE

We’re including a deleted scene that occurs during one of the most intense moments of the book! This is the original scene when Tyler Evans’ charade of posing as Prince Tiberius is discovered. We loved this scene when we wrote it, and thought it was totally hilarious and fitting for Tyler’s best friend, Prince Daniel, who is super dramatic and hot-headed. Ultimately, we decided to re-write this scene to be less comedic and more serious so it would fit the tone of the book better. We still have a soft spot for this crazy, slapstick reveal 🙂

I push Tiberius’s long mop of hair out of my eyes and blink rapidly. I stare into the gaping faces of the banquet. Somehow in our tussle, we’d burst through the double doors back into the banquet hall. I can only imagine what we look like. I touch my lip, feel blood there. I want to look away but I can’t. All the eyes of the dinner party are on me…and the two princes in a heap beside me. Madison is front and centre, for once as stunned and silent as everyone else. The Queen Dowager looks like she might faint.

“What is going on?” Evangeline cuts through the fray, her voice sailing through the air like the toast of a glass. She looks so worried, and my heart aches. I did this to her.

“Tiberius,” she says and starts forward. “You’re hurt.”

Daniel leaps to his feet and blocks her path. “Don’t, Eva,” he says. “Don’t waste one more breath on that guy.”

“W-What?” Eva says, looking past Daniel at me.

“I caught him in the hallway,” Daniel says, not caring about the dignitaries and officials watching, “making out with some girl.”

Eva takes a small breath, her throat bobbing ever so slightly. Her eyes go blank and glossy. “T-Tiberius…is this true?”

Daniel steps toward her. “Don’t worry, Evans and I handled it. He’ll rue the day he messed with Daniel Sacachelli’s little sister.” He reaches for her, but she steps out of his grasp. She’s still looking behind him, her eyes trained on me.

“You…you made me believe that I was special,” she whispers. “That I was finally heard.” She steps around her brother.

“Eva, don’t,” Daniel says, trying to grab her arm again.

“Daniel!” she says, her voice escalating. He backs away from her.

Her steps are firm and deliberate as she walks toward me, still tangled up with the real Tiberius. I can’t look at her anymore. My body feels like an engine that’s run out of gas. There’s no more running, no more stories. There’s no Madison or Millie to dig me out of this one.

It’s time to face what I’ve done.

“Stand up,” she orders. A queen’s voice.

Tiberius and I both shuffle to our feet, eyes downcast.

“Evans, you can come—” Daniel says, but Eva holds up a single finger. He silences.

Then she strikes me across the face with the palm of her hand.

“Eva!” Daniel roars. “What are you doing?”

Eva’s whole body is shaking. Her teeth are gritted together and tendrils of hair have fallen loose around her face. “Was it all a lie?” she chokes.

“No,” I say. Because it wasn’t.

Daniel rushes over and throws an arm over my shoulder. “What the hell, Eva? Don’t take this out on Evans!”

My whole body shuts down. All I can do is bow my head. My cheek stings.

“Evans?” Eva says, blinking wildly. “You said you caught Tiberius with another…”

“Yeah,” Daniel says, releasing me and grabbing the scruff of Prince Tiberius’s collar. He gives a little peep. “Prince Tiberius? Your true love?”

“N-No…” Eva says, shaking her head and gesturing to me. “This is Prince Tiberius.”

But then the real Tiberius throws his head back and brays with laughter. “There is only ONE Prince Tiberius,” he says, his accent thick on every word. “And that is mou.”

“What the hell is going on here?” Daniel says, eyes flying between Eva and me. “Tyler…”

“Tyler,” Eva says, as if the word were toxic on her tongue. “Ty…”

Suddenly, Madison is beside Eva, gently touching her arm. “Eva, maybe we should let the boys get cleaned up…everyone’s watching.”

Eva doesn’t even acknowledge her. “Who,” she says, her voice cutting like a blade, “is Prince Tiberius?”

The real Prince Tiberius sweeps into a bow. “At your service, Your Highness.”

Eva grabs my chin and forces me to stare at her. “Then who are you?”

My words are more breath than voice. “Tyler Evans,” I say. “I’m…” I’m what? A hockey player? Daniel’s friend? A liar? All true, but they all feel so empty. “I’m nobody.”

“All this time,” she says, “you were lying to me?” Her hand falls from my face.

I stare at her pleadingly. “I only did it because…I wanted to be with you. I did it because…” I shake my head, feel my eyes start to sting. “Because I love you.”

“How can you possibly love me,” she breathes, “when everything about you is a lie?”

“Eva—” I reach for her hand.

“Don’t touch me!” she yells, her voice echoing through the ballroom.

“Someone tell me what the hell is going on,” Daniel says. His body tenses like a bow string. “Or I’m going to start making my own conclusions, and that’s not a good idea for anybody.”

“No,” Madison mumbles quietly, “it’s really not.”

“It’s my fault,” I choke out. “When I picked Eva up from the airport, I had lost Tiberius…so…so I pretended to be him.”

Slowly, Daniel looks between Eva and I. “You…you pretended to be Tiberius. Which means…” His gaze settles on me. “You’re the Tiberius that Eva is in love with.”

There are a hundred pairs of eyes on me, but there’s only one I care about. Eva looks at me as if I’m a stranger. As if we hadn’t laughed together, spilled our secrets to one another, felt the touch of each other’s body. And the look she’s giving me right now is worse than the absent glare from when I tried to talk to her with my hockey gear on.

“Please,” I gasp. “Let me explain.”

Daniel paces back and forth, before stopping at the nearest wall. He slams his fist against it, rattling the decorative swords on their wooden mount. Then he stills, and says in a dark voice, “Oh, Evans. The time for explaining is past.”

In a single instant, Daniel moves, snatching the swords down from the wall and brandishing one as if he were some medieval knight. A gasp goes up from the audience.

“What are you doing?” I cry.

Daniel slides one of the swords across the floor. It lands right at my feet. “Pick it up,” he says. “I want to fight you like a man.”

“Those are antiques!” the Queen Dowager cries.

“Shush!” Madison says. “This is getting good.”

I stare down at the polished sword by my feet. “Daniel, come on. Just listen to me—”

“No, you listen,” Daniel snarls. “Listen to the sound my sword makes as I sheath it in your flesh!” With an animalistic roar, Daniel rushes at me, sword above his head.

Instinct takes over, and I grab the sword at my feet. Just in time, I bring it up to clang with Daniel’s.

There are screams and shouts from the onlookers, but Daniel doesn’t care. He grunts and swings his sword again. I barely have a chance to block it. “D-Dan, stop!”

“You betrayed me!” he roars, going for my flank. I counter, the sing of metal sounding through the banquet hall. “You betrayed my sister!”

All my years of playing video games rush back to me, as I counter Daniel’s flurry of attack. Is Daniel really attacking me with a sword? This cannot be happening! With a roar of my own, I strike back, slashing at Daniel’s left arm. He doesn’t get his sword up in time, and it slices through his black coat.

He looks down at the tear, then back up at me. With newfound rage, Daniel surges forward. Clang, clang, clang, our swords smash against one another. I’m being pushed back, closer to the wall. The sword is heavy and my muscles scream as I block Daniel’s assault again and again. But I’m too slow, and I see Daniel’s sword arc up and then swing down—

“ENOUGH!”

A giant black mace swings through the air, blocking Daniel’s sword from shaving off one of my blond curls. I turn and stare at its wielder.

Evangeline.

She holds the big mace tightly, her body hunched over, breathing ragged. The suit of arms near us rattles, empty-handed, from where Eva must have grabbed the mace.

“Enough,” she says again. “Get out. All of you.”

No one moves. She arcs the mace up in the air and slams it down onto the floor. “GET OUT!”

Slowly, everyone starts murmuring and shuffling toward the door. Eva drops the mace and turns away, her head in her hands.

“Eva—” I say.

“Don’t.” Her body stiffens. “I believed you. Every word.” She looks back, just the peek of her face over her shoulder. “You could have believed in me too.”

I fall to the ground, head in my arms. I hear Daniel’s sword clang to the ground, then his heavy footsteps as he walks away. The bustle of the crowd dies down as everyone leaves, and then the lights go out, only the candles on the walls still burning.

I sit alone in the dark. The candles flicker on.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books – lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.

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War of Storms Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway

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Tour Date:

November 5-9

 

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35262894-war-of-storms

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

 

Link to Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-war-of-storms-by-erica-cameron/

 

Giveaway Details:

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by Erica Cameron
Publication Date:  November 5, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

How can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?

Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.

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Road to Publication

Not all roads are straight, and this is especially true of the paths between a novice writer and a published author. My own path definitely wasn’t without circles and curves.

Although I did major in creative writing while I was at Florida State University, that wasn’t what sparked the determination to write a novel and send it out into the world. That came, in a roundabout way, from Twilight. After my sister handed me a copy of the book, I discovered fanfiction online for the first time. And I started writing it. Every writer needs a way to prove to themselves they’re capable of not only getting an idea for a book but taking that all the way through to completion. Fanfiction was that for me.

Reassured of my own capability, I began to search for my own ideas to work on. The first book I wrote earned some interest from agents, but no one picked it up for representation. It took time, years, honestly, and two more books. Only after finishing the draft that would become my debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale did things change. I won an award for unpublished writers from a chapter of Romance Writers of America, and then I went to Book Expo America (BEA) with a friend of mine, Lani Woodland, whose first book had been published the year before.

That’s where things got interesting.

During BEA, there are often parties in the evening hosted by various publishers, authors, and/or bloggers, and Lani had been invited to one such event. It was on a rooftop in Tribeca. Lani wasn’t familiar with Manhattan or comfortable navigating the subways on her own, so I brought her to the party….and then I sort of never left, deciding to quietly gatecrash instead. I couldn’t help it. Sunset over the river from a building on the water isn’t something to pass up when presented with the chance. I met dozens of wonderful people that night, but it was a conversation Lani pushed me into that had a lasting impact on my publishing career—she introduced me to the two women who would become my first editors. A couple months after that party, I’d sold my debut novel.

But I didn’t have an agent. My first agent came from a conference referral, someone I connected with at a Society for Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators event in Florida. It felt like a great match, so I signed with her and continued working on my debut.

I sold three more books, expanding the series my debut began, and kept writing. My agent took two very different projects on submission, searching for another editor who might love my work. Nothing sold. My second novel kept getting pushed back and delayed. The two projects on submission still didn’t sell. Deadly Sweet Lies, book two of The Dream War Saga, finally released. Soon after, my publisher told me the third book might not ever be released. It seemed that the “career” I’d been so excited to get started was already over just two years in.

Then, in 2015, I attended RT Convention in Dallas. I’d been lucky enough to get placed on a panel with some amazing authors of adult titles, and I had connected with a lot of the young adult authors who would be attending as well. We hung out, talked books—both our own and everyone else’s—and generally had a blast. What I didn’t expect (because I really was mostly convinced my days in publishing were coming to a close) was for two of those conversations I had during the convention to result in book deals. It was amazing. Somehow, both my Assassins duology and The Ryogan Chronicles trilogy sold by the end of that summer—Assassins to Riptide and Ryogan Chronicles to Entangled Teen.

My agent and I split a month after the convention ended.

Since 2015, I’ve published seven novels (including War of Storms), signed with a new agent, sold a science fiction trilogy to Entangled Teen, and gone back out on submission for the first time in years. Ups, downs, sideways spins, and unexpected loops—publishing has them all. While some trajectories are both straightforward and steady, it’s not guaranteed. If you get into publishing, no matter if you’re on the creative or the business side of the industry, the only promise is it’ll be one hell of an interesting ride.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

erica_cameron_3Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

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Otherearth Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

OTHEREARTH

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About the Book:

OTHEREARTH coverTitle: OTHEREARTH (Last Reality #2)

Author: Jason Segel, & Kirsten Miller

Pub. Date: October 30, 2018

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that’s perfect for fans of HBO’s Westworld

Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her–including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than they could have ever imagined. Unwitting hospital patients are being forced to test a device that lets VR be experienced with all five senses. The technology is so advanced that it’s deadly.

Now the world’s biggest tech corporation is hunting Simon and Kat while war rages in Otherworld, the virtual world it created. Determined to destroy the Company, Simon and Kat must join forces with a hacker, a gangster, and a digital entity. But as they battle to save two worlds, they uncover an all-new threat to our world: the Company’s latest creation, an augmented-reality game called OtherEarth. Not only does OtherEarth kill, it has the power to erase the line between what’s real and what’s fantasy.

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Review

While I loved the first book, this one suffered from Middle Book Syndrome. It did a good job of recapping what happened but most of the book was spent with the characters within the game of OtherWorld itself. Many chapters were spent describing new simulated characters, new Children, new worlds within the game. I felt there was just too much time spent describing things that did not matter to the overall story. Hence the reason I said this was a true Second Book.

Regardless, this was such a fast paced read that it was over before I knew it. The story took twists and turns I was not prepared for. It certainly set up for the next book, which I hope promises to be big.  If you are interested in a gripping read that has echos of Ready Player One and Warcross, you need to check out this book.

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Praise for Otherworld 

A New York Times Bestseller


“A potent commentary on how much we’re willing to give up to the lure of technology.”–EW.com

“A fantastic journey from start to finish.” –Hypable.com

“An engaging VR cautionary tale.” —AV Club

Full of high stakes, thrillers, and fantastic twists and turns, fans of Ready Player One are sure to love this addictive read.” —BuzzFeed

 

About Book 1:

 Untitled-1Title: OTHERWORLD (Last Reality #1)

Author: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

Pub. Date: November 7, 2017

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 368

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksAudibleTBDGoodreads

The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.

Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.

Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.

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About Jason:

JasonNew York Times bestselling author Jason Segel used to have nightmares just like Charlie, and just like Charlie, he’s learned that the things we’re most afraid of are the things that can make us strong…if we’re brave enough to face them. Jason likes acting, writing, making music, and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from The Muppets and Despicable Me. Your parents might know him from other stuff. Nightmares! is his first novel.

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About Kirsten:

KirstenI write books.

Some of my books are what librarians call middle grade. (Kiki Strike, Nightmares!)

Some should be kept away from small children and people with weak stomachs. (How to Lead a Life of Crime, The Eternal Ones, Otherworld)

I write some books with Jason Segel.

I’ve written quite a few books on my own.

I’m an Aquarius.

My favorite food is cauliflower. (No joke.)

I will eat almost anything. And I’m weirdly proud of it.

I believe New York City is the most magical place on earth.

I love Dolly Parton and David Attenborough. Equally.

I cannot sing or play any musical instruments.

I’m obsessed with sewers and sanitation systems.

I once broke into a Mayan temple with my brother, Spike.

Spike is an alias. It’s not his real name.

I also have a sister. She prefers to remain anonymous.

We have the same birthday.

Yes, that sucks.

I think that’s all you need to know.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of OTHEREARTH, US Only.

Rafflecopter link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2830/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/1/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

11/2/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review

 

Week Two:

11/5/2018- Zach’s YA Reviews– Review

11/6/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

11/7/2018- YA Books Central– Interview

11/8/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

11/9/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

 

Week Three:

11/12/2018- Mundie Moms– Excerpt

11/13/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

11/14/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

11/15/2018- The Book Nut– Review

11/16/2018- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

Week Four:

11/19/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

11/20/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

11/21/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/22/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Review

11/23/2018- Savings in Seconds– Review

 

Week Five:

11/26/2018- Girl plus book– Review

11/27/2018- Book Briefs– Review

11/28/2018- The BookWorm Drinketh– Review

11/29/2018- Nay’s Pink Bookshelf– Review

11/30/2018- Christen Krumm, Writer– Review

 

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COURT OF SECRETS Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

COURT OF SECRETS

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About The Book:

Court of Secrets_Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing_72dpiTitle: COURT OF SECRETS Reverse Harem Fantasy (Forbidden Queen #1)

Author: Dyan Chick

Pub. Date: October 15, 2018

Publisher: Dyan Chick

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 216

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

Four Sexy Fae Princes. A Changeling Fae. A Secret that could end them all.

When Cassia’s wedding is ruined by a monster attack, her whole life changes. Destined for the dull and uneventful life of a Baron’s wife, Cassia always dreamed of more. She never thought it would come in the form of three sexy fae princes.

When she accidentally uses magic, Cassia discovers that she’s not human. She’s a changeling, a fae hidden in the human world. She no longer belongs in the human realm, but she won’t survive on her own in Faerie.

Now, her only hope is the three sexy fae princes who saved her life on her wedding day. On the run from the monsters that attacked her, Cassia must help the princes hunt them down. Her life depends on them, and by the time this is over, they might need her as much as she needs them.

Court of Secrets is a full-length Reverse Harem Fantasy Novel
Book 1 of 4

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Excerpt:

“What did you do?” Ethan’s voice swirled around me, coming in and out of focus.

I felt heavy, and let my eyelids flutter before forcing them open. Ethan’s beautiful face hovered inches above mine. He smiled at me and my heart leaped.

“You’re alive.” I breathed out the words like a prayer.

He ran his fingers through my hair and shook his head. “I thought I’d lost you.”

“Me?” I asked. “You were the one that was bleeding to death.” At the memory of his injury, I sat up, intending to check that he was healed. My head spun and I fell back onto the bed.

“Stay down,” Ethan said. “I’m fine. I woke to find a healer sitting in the corner, but she didn’t heal me. She said I was mended before she arrived.”

My lips parted, but I didn’t have any words. I was too happy to see him alive and well. I reached toward his face, tracing his pink lips with my fingertips. “I thought you were going to die.”

“You shouldn’t have used so much magic,” he said. “I’m not worth the risk.”

“Yes, you are.” I stared into his clear blue eyes. How did I make him understand how much he meant to me? I’d never felt a true connection to any human being before and here I was, feeling completely at ease with this Fae prince. It was as if we’d known each other our whole lives. Like we’d simply been apart for a few days but fell back into our old habits.

He leaned closer, slowly pausing with his lips above mine. I felt his warm breath on my skin and every inch of me felt like it was on fire. My breath hitched in anticipation and he pressed his lips against mine. His kiss was soft yet hungry and his lips moved with mine as if they were dancing. It was familiar and warm and maddening all at the same time.

His fingers wove through my hair, his hand cradling the back of my head, pressing me harder into him. I reached around him, digging my nails into the fabric of his ruined tunic and pulling him against me. His strong chest pressed against my breasts, making them ache for attention.

Ethan broke away for a moment, his shallow breaths matching my own. “Forgive me.”

“For what?” I asked.

“That wasn’t appropriate,” he said. “There’s just something about you that makes me lose control.”

“Then lose it,” I said. “I give you permission.”

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About Dyan:

DyanMy story is probably similar to a lot of other writers out there. As a kid, I was creative, imaginative, and loved to write. I’d write scripts for plays and make my sisters act them out. I got excited about the writing prompts for standardized tests in elementary school. I started writing my first (unfinished) novel in 5th grade. Then started another one in middle school. For a long time, I was a closet writer. I didn’t tell anybody that I had a hard drive full of abandoned stories. After years of not finishing anything, I finally took the plunge and started taking writing, and myself as a writer, seriously. My first novel, Heir of Illaria, published January 23, 2017. Book 2 is right around the corner. It’s gone from closet hobby to full on addiction. Thankfully, I have a wonderfully supportive husband who doesn’t look at me like I’m crazy when I talk about my characters as if they’re real.

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Giveaway Details:

1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2819/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/15/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

10/15/2018- BookHounds– Interview

 

10/16/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

10/16/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

 

10/17/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review

10/17/2018- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

 

10/18/2018- Ace Reads– Review

10/18/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

 

10/19/2018- Belle’s Archive– Review

10/19/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

10/22/2018- Book Briefs– Review

10/22/2018- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

 

10/23/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

10/23/2018- Parajunkee– Spotlight

 

10/24/2018- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write– Interview

10/24/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

 

10/25/2018- Nay’s Pink Bookshelf– Review

10/25/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

 

10/26/2018- Cutting Muse Blog Review– Review

10/26/2018- Colorimetry– Excerpt

 

 

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The Seven Torments of Amy & Craig Book Tour – Review & Giveaway

THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG

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About the Book:

Seven Torments of Amy and CraigTitle: THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY & CRAIG

Author: Don Zolidis

Pub. Date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 352

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)

1994

The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school.

Yet somehow they did. Until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.

Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.

Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend?and sometimes doesn’t.

Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys.Told nonsequentially, acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’s debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love.

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Review:

How can I properly review this book? Not only is it set in one of the best decades to have grown up in, it was full of deeply flawed characters that made me want to hug them.

The overall story was far more complex than I was prepared for. Craig was a bit of a social outcast and constantly struggled to find his own identity in the shadow of his twin sister. Amy had a learning disability that she was determined to prove would not hold her back in any way. The journey these two went on to find a way to prove their past did not determine their future was incredibly. I fell hard and deep for Craig & Amy. I really do not want to give too much away other than what I said above, which I know was not much. I did that on purpose. I want you to give this one a chance and add to your TBR if you have not already.

One last hook – I believe if you love Rainbow Rowell and John Green books, you’ll really like this.

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About Don:

DonOriginally from Wisconsin, Don Zolidis is a novelist and one of the most-produced playwrights in America.

His 102 published plays have received more than 12,000 productions and have appeared in every state and 64 countries.

His first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in October 2018.

He currently splits time between Texas and New York and aspires to owning a dog.

Website | Twitter |  Goodreads | Facebook

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Giveaway Details:

 

3 winners will win a finished copy of THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY & CRAIG, US Only.

 Rafflecopter link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/8/2018- YA Books Central– Excerpt

10/9/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

10/10/2018- Abellafairytale– Review

10/11/2018- Jena Brown Writes– Review

10/12/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

Week Two:

10/15/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

10/16/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review

10/17/2018- A Bookish Dream– Review

10/18/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

10/19/2018- Bookish Wisps– Review

 

Week Three:

10/22/2018- The Clever Reader– Review

10/23/2018- Life of a Literary Nerd– Review

10/24/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/25/2018- We Love and Breathe Books– Review

10/26/2018- Fangirl Fury– Review

 

Week Four:

10/29/2018- Riddle’s Reviews– Review

10/30/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

10/31/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt

11/1/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

11/2/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

 

Week Five:

11/5/2018- Novel Novice– Review

11/6/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

11/7/2018- Owl Always Be Reading– Review

11/8/2018- Two points of interest– Review

11/9/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

 

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