ZERO REPEAT FOREVER Website Reveal

ZERO REPEAT FOREVER WEBSITE REVEAL

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ZEROREPEATFOREVER (1)About The Book:

Title: ZERO REPEAT FOREVER

Author: Gabrielle Prendergast

Pub. Date: August 29, 2017

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages: 496

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Find it: AmazonB&NAudibleiBooksTBDGoodreads

He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

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Book Trailer:

Link: https://youtu.be/cjgfYAe9HDI

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About Gabrielle

headshotgpnov16-colorGabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada.  You can read about her books here. She is represented by Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

In 2014 she was the Writer in Residence at Vancouver Public Library. In 2015 she was nominated for the BC Book Prizes and chosen to tour the province to promote BC Books. In 2017 Gabrielle took part in the TD Canada Children’s Book Week Tour. She has also been nominated for the White Pine Awardand the CLA Award.

Gabrielle won the Westchester Award for Audacious. Audacious was included in CBC’s list of 100 YA Books That Make You Proud to be Canadian. A poem from Capricious was chosen for the 2014 Poetry in Transit Program. Pandas on the East Side was chosen as an Ontario Library Association Best Bet for Junior Fiction in 2016. It was also nominated/shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award, The Red Cedar Award, the Diamond Willow Award and the Myrca Award.

 

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This is one feature that I strongly suggest you check out!

Ways to win or buy swag https://www.zerorepeatforever.com/win-swag or https://www.zerorepeatforever.com/book-merch

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a grand prize of a signed copy of ZERO REPEAT FOREVER, a tote bag, & a swag pack, US & Canada Only.

9 winners will receive ZERO REPEAT FOREVER Swag Packs (stickers, signed bookplate, tattoo and bookmark), US Only & Canada.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/10/2018- Here’s to Happy EndingsQuiz

9/11/2018- A Gingerly ReviewWays to win or buy swag

9/12/2018- Trendy Simple LifeFan art

9/13/2018- Two Chicks on BooksDeleted Scenes

9/14/2018- Novel NoviceBookclub Questions

 

Week Two:

9/17/2018- Shortie SaysFan videos/reviews

9/18/2018- Simply Daniel RadcliffeA “Find Your Sci-Fi Title” Meme

9/19/2018- Always MeAn FAQ/fan forum

9/20/2018- BookHounds YACharacter descriptions

9/21/2018- The Hermit LibrarianThe pitch for book 2!

 

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MTMC Cover Reveal: The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

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About the Book: The City of Veils

City of Veils CoverSeries: Princess Vigilante #1

Author: S. Usher Evans
Publisher: Sun’s Golden Ray

Publishing Date: April 16, 2019
Genres: YA Fantasy
Goodreads | Buy here: http://www.sgr-pub.com

For the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she’s captured by Felix, the captain of the king’s guard, and told a shocking truth: her father and brother are dead, and she needs to hang up her mask and become queen.

Before long, she negotiates a deal with Felix: attend to her royal duties during the day and continue her vigilante mission to take out Lord Beswick at night – at least until her coronation. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as the streets, and Brynna isn’t sure whom she can trust in the castle. With two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to make sure she isn’t the third.

The City of Veils is the first book in the Princess Vigilante trilogy, an epic YA Fantasy from S. Usher Evans, author of the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, Madion War Trilogy, and Empath. It will be released by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing on April 16, 2019.

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About S. Usher Evans

View More: http://ashleyvictoriaphotography.pass.us/whitneyevansUsher Evans was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. After a decade of fighting bureaucratic battles as an IT consultant in Washington, DC, she suffered a massive quarter-life-crisis. She decided fighting dragons was more fun than writing policy, so she moved back to Pensacola to write books full-time. She currently resides with her two dogs, Zoe and Mr. Biscuit, and frequently can be found plotting on the beach.

Evans is the author of the Demon Spring Trilogy, the Razia Series, the Madion War Trilogy, the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, and Empath.

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A preorder for The City of Veils  plus a YA book of your choice worth $15 from Book Depository. Open International.

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The Forsaken Royal – Release Day Blitz and Giveaway

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I am so excited that THE FORSAKEN ROYAL by Anna Hill is available now and that I get to share the news!


If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Anna Hill, be sure to
check out all the details below.


This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Anna and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
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About The Book:
Author: Anna Hill
Pub. Date: August 27, 2018
Publisher: Anna Hill
Formats: eBook
Pages: 200
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon
Annabelle doesn’t know who she has left to trust. After being captured by King Robert of Elderan, a brutal ruler who will stop at nothing to make sure witches never rule the country again, Annabelle has been cut off from everyone and everything
— including her powers as a witch.
Until Angelo, a member of her shifter guard, arrives to save her.
When the attempt fails, Angelo’s left mortally wounded and the King is determined to make Annabelle pay. While Annabelle nurses Angelo back to health, the other members of her guard, Lio and Rhyion, devise a plan to overthrow King Robert — and Annabelle finds her feelings for all three members of her guard deepening as intensely as her desire to see King Robert fal.
Annabelle is a witch, the last of her kind, and it’s her destiny to return Elderan to its
former glory. But how can she focus on saving her entire country when she’s worried about Angelo’s safety? How can she topple an abusive King when he is equally as powerful as her?
…and how can she stay focused as she’s falling even deeper in love with the men who protect her?
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About Book 1:

Title: THE
FORGOTTEN ROYAL: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle’s Harem Book 1)
Author: Anna Hill
Pub. Date: August
11, 2018
Publisher: Anna Hill
Formats: eBook
Pages: 237
Find it: Goodreads,
Amazon
Annabelle has always been happy with her quiet, normal life. Like most people in Elderan, extreme poverty is all Annabelle has ever known. After humans seized power from the witches 100 years ago, Elderan collapsed along with the witches’ reign — but Annabelle has everything she needs in her boyfriend and parents. 
Until one day she doesn’t.
When Annabelle’s parents are mysteriously murdered, she finds herself barely able to
keep it together — and it only gets worse when a wolf shifter named Angelo arrives and explains to her that she’s not nearly as normal as she oncethought.
Annabelle is a witch, the last of her kind, and it’s her destiny to help return Elderan
to its former glory. But how can she focus on saving her entire country when she’s coming apart at the seams? How can she trust Angelo and his pack mates, Lio and Rhyion? 
…and how can she keep herself from falling in love with them?
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Excerpt:
“You’ll never know how grateful I am for what you did,” I told Angelo. “I
know you’re fated to me, and I know you feel like it’s your duty… I understand
it’s your responsibility in your mind, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an
incredible thing to do. You would give your life for me… That’s not a small
thing.”
 
“You know… you’re right. I do feel it’s my responsibility. And as such, I
would do it no matter what. Even if I didn’t want to, but… I do want to. Of my
own volition. It has nothing to do with fate or responsibility.”
 
“How do you mean?”
 
“For me… I want to save you not just because I’m your fated protector. I
wanted to save you because I couldn’t stand the thought of harm coming to you.
Do you remember when we spoke about your love for Lio romantically, and I said
I didn’t care about you loving me romantically?”
 
“Yes…” I answered quietly, my heart thumping because I could see where
this was going.
 
“Well, I was being truthful then. I didn’t think it mattered to me. But
after you were kidnapped… 
Something came over me. I realized I do love you… so
much. You are the only woman that I see, the only one I think about, the only
one I could ever imagine being with.” He put one hand on the back of my head,
his fingers digging into my hair. “I know that you love Lio, and that still
doesn’t bother me. Your love for him does not take anything from my love for
you. But I needed you to know that. As I laid there, nearly dying, the only
thing that I could think about was that I was going to die before I could tell
you how I felt. So I needed you to hear it, before anything else happens to
me.”
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About Anna:
Anna Hill spends most of her time writing at home where she lives with her boyfriend and cat. She finds immense joy in spinning together dramatic tales of paranormal
love. Her stories are full of mystery, action, romance, and strong female characters as well as the men who love them.” 
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Giveaway Details: All International
1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.
Ends on September 26th at Midnight EST!

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Rockstar Book Tours: Grace and Fury – ARC Review and Giveaway

GRACE AND FURY

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About the Book:
Grace and Fury2Title: GRACE AND FURY
Author: Tracy Banghart
Pub. Date: July 31, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 320
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD

In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.

Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.

Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.

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Review:

I thought I was ready for this but I wasn’t. I started and completed this book in a matter of hours. If you are looking for a story about self discovery, the power of sibling bonds, and knowing when to follow your heart – then this is the book for you.

Serina and Nomi are sisters that were raised very differently, but their bond is as strong as ever. Serina was raised to be a Grace, while Nomi was raised to be her handmaiden. Things happen (I won’t tell you what!) and everything is turned on its head. Serina is banished to an island for outlaws, thieves, murders, and those that have done illegal things. She must learn to survive in this new and brutal environment. Nothing is promised and nothing is easy. Nomi becomes one of the three Graces for the young prince and she could be picked as the primary Grace. That is a life Nomi does not want. She does not want to be forced into a marriage or arrangement where she is to serve the prince in every way possible.

Forced into lives that neither one of them wanted, they must learn to trust their instincts and find the inner strength they didn’t know they had. Nomi wants nothing more than to find her sister and save her from whatever  horrors are on that island. Serina discovers she is a lot tougher than her upbringing.

This story was one heck of a wild ride! Along with complex and flawed characters, this was full of lies, betrayals, deception, dark secrets, and more. I promise that once you start this story, you won’t want to put it down. It felt like The Selection meets The Hunger Games, in a way. It’s hard to say exactly what mash of stories this could be but know this – it is one of a kind and once it takes a hold of you – it will not let go.

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About Tracy:
Tracy

Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble. She wrote Grace and Fury while living in Hawaii.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of GRACE AND FURY, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/23/2018- Tea Party Princess– Review

7/24/2018- Paperback Princess– Review

7/25/2018- Confessions of a YA Reader– Review

7/26/2018- Book Dragon Lair– Review

7/27/2018- laura’s bookish corner– Review

 

Week Two:

7/30/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

7/31/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

8/1/2018- Synopses By Sarge– Review

8/2/2018- CoffeeCocktailsandBooks Blog– Review

8/3/2018- Kat’s Books– Review

 

Week Three:

8/6/2018- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review

8/7/2018- Portrait of a Book– Review

8/8/2018- To Be Read– Review

8/9/2018- Brooke- Reports– Review

8/10/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

 

Week Four:

8/13/2018- A Court of Coffee and Books– Review

8/14/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

8/15/2018- The Young Folks- Review

8/16/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

8/17/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

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Nyxia Unleashed Blog Tour – ARC Review and Giveaway

NYXIA UNLEASHED (1)

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About the Book:

Nyxia Unleashed

Title: NYXIA UNLEASHED (The Nyxia Triad #2)

Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD

Getting to Eden brought Emmett and his crewmates one step closer to their promised fortune. But surviving Eden may be the biggest reward of all. Discover book two in the trilogy Marie Lu called, “a high-octane thriller.”

Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken promises, none darker or more damaging than the last one.

Now Emmett and the rest of the Genesis survivors must rally and forge their own path through a new world. Their mission from Babel is simple: extract nyxia, the most valuable material in the universe, and play nice with the indigenous Adamite population.

But Emmett and the others quickly realize they are caught between two powerful forces—Babel and the Adamites—with clashing desires. Will the Genesis team make it out alive before it’s too late?

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Nyxia

Title: NYXIA (The Nyxia Triad #1)

Author: Scott Reintgen

Pub. Date: May 4, 2018

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 377

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.

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About Scott:

Scott

Scott Reintgen was always a back-row dreamer. As early as kindergarten, teachers noticed his tendency to stare out of classroom windows and disappear to more interesting elsewheres. In high school, he began laboring away on the opening chapter of his first fantasy novel. One of his favorite English teachers agreed to read the pages and the very next day she switched him (illegally) out of Spanish and into a Creative Writing class. The story got tossed eventually, but he never lost the confidence he was given by that single act of empowering faith.

Convinced he would one day be a writer, Scott spent most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This eventually led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in North Carolina. He strongly believes that every student who steps into his classroom has the right to see themselves, vibrant and victorious and on the page. It’s his hope to encourage a future full of diverse writers. As he’s fond of reminding his students, “You have a story to tell and you’re the only one who can tell it.”

As for his own writing, Scott continues to follow in the footsteps of his favorite authors. It was Tolkien who once wrote, “The fairy gold (too often) turns to withered leaves when it is brought away. All I can ask is that you, knowing all these things, will receive my withered leaves, as a token at least that my hand once held a little of the gold.” And Scott hopes his books are a trail of withered leaves that might lead readers to the bright elsewheres through which he constantly finds himself wandering.

He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Katie, and family.

Note: I went with this website domain instead of http://www.scottreintgen.com because, let’s be honest, my name’s really hard to pronounce. Rather than make people suffer through trying to spell it every time, I thought this would be easier!

Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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Review:

I’m not sure how I can properly review this. It was everything I wanted in a sequel and more.

The story started right where book 1 left off. It pulled me right back into the thrill and suspense I ended the first book with. The characters continued to grow and develop, it was all very well done. The lies and betrayal threw me for a loop as the story continued. I was completely involved in this story that I could not stop turning the pages. I was on the edge of my seat and bummed when it was over. I want the next book NOW!

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of NYXIA UNLEASHED, US Only.

Rafflecopter link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/2/2018- Jena Brown WritesReview

7/3/2018- Paws and PaperbacksReview

7/4/2018- Pacific Northwest BookwormReview

7/5/2018- Here’s to Happy EndingsReview

7/6/2018- MNBernard BooksReview

Week Two:

7/9/2018- Flyleaf ChroniclesReview

7/10/2018- Life of a Literary NerdReview

7/11/2018- Overflowing BookshelvesReview

7/12/2018- RhythmicBooktrovertReview

7/13/2018- Adventures and ReadingReview

Week Three:

7/16/2018- Feed Your Fiction Addiction Review

7/17/2018- Crazy4BooksReview

7/18/2018- JustAddAWordReview

7/19/2018- Book-KeepingReview

7/20/2018- The Layaway DragonReview

Week Four:

7/23/2018- Book Dragon LairReview

7/24/2018- The Desert BibliophileReview

7/25/2018- The Clever ReaderReview

7/26/2018- Smada’s Book SmackReview

7/27/2018- NerdophilesReview

Week Five:

7/30/2018- lori’s Little House of ReviewsReview

7/31/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview

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My Lullaby of You Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

MY LULLABY OF YOU

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About the Book:

My Lullaby of You_Cover FinalTitle: MY LULLABY OF YOU

Author: Alia Rose

Pub. Date: June 16, 2018

Publisher: Plum Anchor Press

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 287

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

 

For fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, My Lullaby of You is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance about guarded love, complicated families, and the summer that changes everything. 
AMY

It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father.
But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected.
SETH

It’s the summer before the last year of music school. Seth would rather be anywhere else than a small beach town in North Carolina, reopening wounds he thought he’d patched long ago and facing the father he hasn’t seen since his mother’s death.
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Excerpt:

My moment in smoothie paradise was rudely interrupted by a body plopping down next to me. I didn’t need to look up to know who it was.

“Now what do you want?” I demanded.

“I want,” he said, “your name.”

I looked up and Obnoxious Guy smiled at me. I felt myself flush but was glad I was probably already red from running. I glared at him and turned back to the beach.

“Why?”

“Why not?” he challenged.

“Why are you answering me with a question?” I asked, getting annoyed.

“Because you didn’t answer mine.”

“Wanting to know my name is not a question,” I pointed out.

He opened his mouth and then closed it. I took the opportunity to get up and start walking away.

“Wait,” he called after me, “why are you always storming off?”

I stopped and turned back around. “Why are you stalking me?”

“I am not stalking you.” He scoffed. “Trying to buy you a smoothie for your sorry attempt to save me.” He paused, holding back a laugh. I raised my eyebrows and he continued. “Bumping into you at the beach last night and you sitting with me was not stalking you.” He walked closer to me, staring at me intensely. I stared back, not lowering my gaze. He blinked away from me and faced the water.

I could have walked away then, but I decided not to.

“Amy,” I said, finally giving in and sitting back down.

He glanced at me, then back at the ocean before joining me on the sand. “You’re pretty impossible.”

 I found this to be satisfying. “So I’ve been told.”

We continued sitting there, waiting for the other to say something.

“So what’s your story?” he finally asked.

“My story?” I repeated.

“Yeah, your story?” he echoed, still staring straight ahead.

I sighed. “Okay, I was born and raised here. I live with my mom and stepdad. I just graduated a week ago.” I paused. “I’m a lifeguard,” I emphasized, giving him a look. “And I’m going off to college once summer ends.”

 He nodded. I looked at him curiously. I wondered why he cared.

“Why?” I asked.

“Why what?”

“Why are you asking?”

He laughed quietly, running a hand through his hair. I looked at him with my eyebrows raised, waiting.

He looked back at me and held my gaze before saying, “I was curious.”

“You were curious.”

“Yeah.” He shrugged. “You seem interesting.”

“Trying to drown you and accusing you of being a stalker is interesting?” I questioned.

“Hah, yeah, it is,” he said, “to me.”

I shook my head, not understanding him at all. He was different. Weird. Strange. I told him this.

“So I’ve been told,” was his reply. Figures.


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About Alia:

AliaI’ve been writing since I fell in love with reading and now the characters in my head refuse to leave me alone. My debut novel, My Lullaby of You comes out in June 2018!

When I’m not writing, I work full time as an architectural designer and enjoy drinking too much coffee, making to-do lists, and traveling.

You can find me rambling about all of the above on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

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Giveaway Details:

 1 winner will win a signed finished paperback copy of MY LULLABY OF YOU a bookmark, a bookish beach towel, a beach inspired candle and annotation cards, US Only.

 Rafflecopter link:

 http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2769/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/25/2018- Mama Reads Blog– Blogger Made Playlist

6/26/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

6/27/2018- What’s Your Story Reviews– Review

6/28/2018- Books & Other Pursuits– Review

6/29/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

 

Week Two:

7/2/2018- Simply Kelina– Review

7/3/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

7/4/2018- the bookdragon– Review

7/5/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Review

7/6/2018- Book Briefs– Review

 

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A Cowboy’s Sweetheart Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

A COWBOYS SWEETHEART

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About the Book:

A Cowboys Sweetheart_bleachTitle: A COWBOY’S SWEETHEART (Rodeo Academy #1)

Author: Crista McHugh

Pub. Date: June 25, 2018

Publisher: Crista McHugh

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 164

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD

Pampered New York Socialite and dressage rider, Kensington Pope, has been exiled by her jet-setting parents to her aunt’s Rodeo Academy in Wyoming. She wants nothing to do with the rough and tumble students there, especially one particularly handsome cowboy, Javier. But she won’t be there for long. She has a plan in place to break out after her next international competition.

Javier Cruz takes one look at the spoiled city girl and instantly dismisses her. The school of tough knocks has already educated him on what the important things in life are, and he has bigger things on his plate. He’s counting down the days until his eighteenth birthday when he can pull his younger siblings from the foster care program and reunite his family. But as he gets to know Kensi, he sees a kindred spirit and discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Kensi begins to question her desire to flee the ranch as her relationship to Javier deepens and she learns the importance of family. But when he discovers her escape plan, will he be able to trust her again? And when tragedy comes to the ranch, will Kensi be able to step up and take her place in the family?

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Excerpt:

Classical music blasted from the practice arena, luring Javier toward it like a siren. Definitely not the type of music the Ramos family preferred. Brad Paisley, sure. Jason Aldean, absolutely. Maybe some Zac Brown Band when they wanted to push the envelope. But as far as he knew, their idea of the classics was confined to the three Gs—Glen Campbell, George Jones, and George Strait. This sounded more like Beethoven than Blake Shelton.

Sierra stood on the bottom rung of the gate on the bull chute, a small video camera in her hand, following her cousin’s movements on horseback.

Kensi was wearing a spotless black blazer and riding helmet. Her uptight posture matched her prissy outfit, unyielding as the bay hopped and pranced around the sawdust floor with an exaggerated gait, his hooves rising high to the beat of the music.

“You’re bouncing too much,” a woman with a harsh German accent bellowed from the loudspeaker over the music. “There should be no jiggling. Kiener!

Javier searched for the source, but as far as he could tell, he, Sierra, and Kensi were the only ones there. He mosied up alongside Sierra. “What’s all this?”

“Kensi’s dressage practice,” she whispered, her eyes never leaving her cousin.

Of course it would have an equally prissy name.

“Ain’t it pretty?” Sierra asked. “It’s like watching the horse dance.”

He propped his elbows on the top of the gate and leaned forward, understanding why Sierra was so mesmerized. It did look like the horse was doing some sort of trotting ballet across the arena. Just when he figured out the gait, Westley smoothly transitioned to a new one, all while his rider stared blankly ahead.

Volte!” the German woman barked.

With just the slightest tug on the reins, Kensi steered her horse into trotting in a tight circle.

“Still looking sloppy,” the woman reprimanded.

Javier searched the arena one more time before nudging Sierra. “Where’s that coming from?”

“Kensi’s coach in New York, Hilde. I’m recording it, and she’s watching it in real time and giving Kensi feedback.”

“You look like a fat potato on a bucking bronco,” Hilde added.

“More like insulting her every chance she gets.” Javier squinted to see where the criticism lay, but as far as he could see, Kensi rode with pure elegance. “No wonder she has a sharp tongue.”

“I have a feeling people back east in those big cities are so uptight, they’ve forgotten how to appreciate the little things like being patient and polite.” Sierra’s grin widened as Westley crossed the rink in a diagonal line, hooves crossing over each other in the process. “Ain’t that one of the prettiest things you’ve ever seen?”

His gaze drifted from the horse up to his rider. A rich, rosy hue infused Kensi’s lips and cheeks, but her expression remained determined and focused. As far as he could tell, she didn’t even realize there were other people in the area. Her attention never wavered from the precise movements her mount orchestrated from one end of the floor to the other. For the second time that morning, he saw her as something other than the spoiled little rich girl. She was as devoted to her sport as any other student at the Double Buckle Academy, and an ounce of respect sparked inside him. “Yeah, pretty,” he agreed.

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About Crista:

headshotsmall-579x640Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She also writes fantasy with a little less kissing and bit more action (outside the bedroom) as C. A. McHugh.

Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Tesla-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician on the occassional weekend.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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6/26/2018- Never Too Many To Read– Guest Post

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6/27/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Excerpt

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