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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Crown of Thunder Blog Tour – Creative Photo

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BOOK DESCRIPTION 

CoverIn the sequel to the acclaimed Beasts Made of Night, Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary–including using the most deadly magic–to track him down.

Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. Innocent civilians flee to refugee camps as Karima’s dark magic continues to descend on the city. Taj must return, but first he needs a plan.

With Arzu’s help, Taj and Aliya make it to the village of her ancestors, home of the tastahlik–sin-eaters with Taj’s same ability to both battle and call forth sins. As Taj comes to terms with his new magic, he realizes there are two very different groups of tastahlik–one using their powers for good, the other for more selfish ends.

Aliya is struggling with her own unique capabilities. She’s immersed in her work to uncover the secret to Karima’s magic, but her health begins to mysteriously deteriorate. With the help of a local western mage, Aliya uncovers her true destiny–a future she’s not sure she wants.

As Taj and Aliya explore their feelings for each other and Arzu connects with her homeland, the local westerners begin to question Taj’s true identity. Karima is on his heels, sending dark warnings to the little village where he’s hiding. Taj will have to go back and face her before she sends her most deadly weapon–Taj’s former best friend, Bo.

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CREATIVE PHOTO

I am THRILLED to be a part of this tour! A huge thank you to Penguin for sending me copies of the book. I have chosen to share a creative photo I have taken for these books, my version of a dragon. I hope you enjoy:

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AUTHOR BIO

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Tochi Onyebuchi holds a BA from Yale, an MFA in screenwriting from Tisch, a master’s degree in global economic law from L’institut d’études politiques, and a JD from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction and Ideomancer, among other places. Tochi resides in Connecticut, where he works in the tech industry.

 

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SCHEDULE

WEEK ONE

October 8 – Pop the Butterfly Reads – Review

October 9 – A Gingerly Review – Creative Instagram Picture

October 10 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review

October 11 – YA Bibliophile – Listicle

October 12 – Moonlight Rendezvous – Playlist

WEEK TWO

October 15 – @wizardylibrary – Creative Instagram Picture

October 16 – A Court of Crowns and Quills – Creative Instagram Picture

October 17 – Book Fidelity – Author Guest Post: Playlist

October 18 – A Dream within a Dream – Review

October 19 – The Fandom – Author Q&A

WEEK THREE

October 22 – Margie’s Must Reads – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

October 23 – Just Add a Word – Review + Creative Instagram Picture

October 24 – Jellys Book Bliss – Creative Instagram Picture

October 25 – Rheya_Reads – Creative Instagram Picture

October 26 – Allison in Bookland – Review

 

 

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Renegade Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

RENEGADE

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About the Book:

Renegade1400X2100Title: RENEGADE (Black Dawn 0.5)

Author: Mallory McCartney

Pub. Date: July 3, 2018

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Formats: eBook

Pages: 250

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

“The time for Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”

Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted.  The pressure to uphold the future of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters most- finding out the truth.

In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.

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Review:

If you have ever wanted a prequel that would knock your socks off…. look no further. This one had it all. It was a stunning example of what a prequel should be. It was brilliantly written with all of the world building I was hoping for. If there is one thing McCartney can do, it is world build. Well, she can certainly write, there is no question about that, but she can also write in a way that is so fluid and magical that I felt comfortable in this story. I know that sounds odd to say but hear me out. The way she brought me back into this story made it feel like I was snuggling under a warm blanket.

This story helped to fill in some blanks I had left over from book 1 – Black Dawn. With that, I highly recommend giving this novella a chance, especially if you have read book 1. You won’t be disappointed. The characters are even more developed and their character arcs are ones you won’t want to miss.

Have I enticed you yet? I hope you give this one a read! I highly recommend.

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Title: BLACK DAWN (Black Dawn #1)

Author: Mallory McCartney

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Pages: 352

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads

Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans, love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

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About Mallory:

MalloryMallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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Giveaway Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2795/?

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/10/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

9/11/2018- K.L. Knovitzke – Author– Excerpt

9/12/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

9/13/2018- Popthebutterfly Reads– Review

9/14/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review

 

Week Two:

9/17/2018- Rainy Day Reviews– Interview

9/18/2018- A Bookish Dream– Review

9/19/2018- Girlplusbook– Review

9/20/2018- feedmeinbooks– Review

9/21/2018- Ace Reads– Review

 

Week Three:

9/24/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

9/25/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

9/26/2018- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Excerpt

9/27/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt

9/28/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

 

Week Four:

10/1/2018- The Reading Corner for All– Review

10/2/2018- Introvert Booklover– Review

10/3/2018- Wishful Endings Interview

10/4/2018- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

10/4/2018- Paulette’s Papers– Excerpt

10/5/2018- Parajunkee– Excerpt

 

Week Five:

10/10/2018- Eatingbetweenthelines– Review

 

SST Book Tour: Sky In The Deep – Review

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Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34726469-sky-in-the-deep

 

About the Author:

Final_Young, Adrienne_NO CREDITAdrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.

 

 

 

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Preorder Links:

Amazon- US:   https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Deep-Adrienne-Young/dp/1250168457/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521141342&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=sky+in+th+edeep

Barnes and Nobel: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sky-in-the-deep-adrienne-young/1126974645?ean=9781250168450#/

 

Author Social Media:

Website: https://www.adrienneyoungbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adriennebooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16640489.Adrienne_Young

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrienneyoungbooks

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/adrienneyoungbooks/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrienne.young.3154

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Synopsis (GR):

Sky in the Deep_cover imageSeventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she’s been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.

A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.
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Review:

This book did not mess around. If you want action – if you want adventure – if you want non-stop – you need to pick up this book. Young did not disappoint. You find out from the start that Eelyn is one tough mamba-jamma that is not to be messed with. She can handle herself and there is never a question of that. Her character is the true definition of the word FIERCE.

When I started this, I will admit I was hesitant because a YA version of a Viking story might come across a little weak or fluffy but that is not the case here. Young can write one hell of a story. She pulled me in from the start and never let me go. I was immediately sucked into a fast-paced and gripping story of a protagonist that knows what she wants. It didn’t get better than this story and I don’t know how Young is going to top this other than just keep writing… forever.

I hope you all realize how much I am struggling to NOT give anything away! I just want everyone to get their hands on a copy of the gem and submerse themselves into the rich and colorful world Young created. The pages will turn so quickly and it will be over before you know it. That’s what happened to me. I could not get enough and I know everyone is going to be saying the same thing. This is one book you do NOT want to miss out on.

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Rafflecopter Giveaway:

THE PRIZE:

1 Finished Copy of Adrienne Young’s Sky In The Deep (US only)

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Sky In The Deep – Blog Tour and Review

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About the book:

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Synopsis (GR):

Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she’s been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.

A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.

 

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34726469-sky-in-the-deep

 

Preorder Links:

Amazon- US:   https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Deep-Adrienne-Young/dp/1250168457/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521141342&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=sky+in+th+edeep

Barnes and Nobel: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sky-in-the-deep-adrienne-young/1126974645?ean=9781250168450#/

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Review:

This book did not mess around. If you want action – if you want adventure – if you want non-stop – you need to pick up this book. Young did not disappoint. You find out from the start that Eelyn is one tough mamba-jamma that is not to be messed with. She can handle herself and there is never a question of that. Her character is the true definition of the word FIERCE.

When I started this, I will admit I was hesitant because a YA version of a Viking story might come across a little weak or fluffy but that is not the case here. Young can write one hell of a story. She pulled me in from the start and never let me go. I was immediately sucked into a fast-paced and gripping story of a protagonist that knows what she wants. It didn’t get better than this story and I don’t know how Young is going to top this other than just keep writing… forever.

I hope you all realize how much I am struggling to NOT give anything away! I just want everyone to get their hands on a copy of the gem and submerse themselves into the rich and colorful world Young created. The pages will turn so quickly and it will be over before you know it. That’s what happened to me. I could not get enough and I know everyone is going to be saying the same thing. This is one book you do NOT want to miss out on.2950337_orig

About the Author:

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Adrienne Young is a born and bred Texan turned California girl. She is a foodie with a deep love of history and travel and a shameless addiction to coffee. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her yoga mat, scouring antique fairs for old books, sipping wine over long dinners, or disappearing into her favorite art museums. She lives with her documentary filmmaker husband and their four little wildlings beneath the West Coast sun.

 

 

Author Social Media:

Website: https://www.adrienneyoungbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adriennebooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16640489.Adrienne_Young

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrienneyoungbooks

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/adrienneyoungbooks/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrienne.young.3154

 

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Our Dark Stars Book Tour: Review and Giveaway

OUR DARK STARS

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About The Book:

unnamed (1)Title: OUR DARK STARS

Author: Audrey Grey and Krystal Wade

Pub. Date: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC

Pages: 316

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

 

While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.
Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.
One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces.
Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.

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Review:

I’ve been on a sci-fi kick lately and this one is now in my coveted Top List! What an action packed thrill ride that made me sad when it was over.

The main thing that stood out to me about this was the characters, particularly with the way they were introduced. Grey and Wade made the introductions feel fluid. I cannot say that about a lot of stories I’ve read, especially sci-fi. Usually character introductions within a space story can be choppy at best, but not here. I will say that while I enjoyed the heck out of this story, it was not without some flaws, which is normal, right? I wish the side characters had a wee bit more face time and were flushed out a little more but that wasn’t a strong enough factor to make me dislike the story at all. It’s just an observation and I may be alone with that.

The plot, pacing, and story itself is wonderfully packed into a mere 300 pages. It can be considered short for a story like this but Grey and Wade did a great job of making those 300 pages count! And rest assured that there is no instalove so WOOHOO to that! {insert happy dance here} The only small thing I would say is that I could have handled the story if it had been a wee bit longer only to help develop the story and characters a smidge more. Bottom line though, this was a great read. I really enjoyed it and believe people should add this to their TBR now.

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About Audrey:

AudreyHi! I’m an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including the Moonbeam Children’s Award bronze finalist, SHADOW FALL. I live in the charming state of Oklahoma with my crew: one husband, two little people, four mischievous dogs, and one poor cat. You can usually find me hiding out in my office from said crew, surrounded by books and sipping kombucha while dreaming up wondrous worlds for my characters to live in.

In between the chaos—What’s for dinner? Stop pinching your sister! Homework! Dishes!— and my writing, I make time for various projects. An admitted paintaholic, I’ve painted, sprayed or transformed nearly every piece of my house at least once. I even painted my husband’s beloved fabric chair. Oops!

I thrive on creation: starting from an idea, a blank canvas, or perhaps an outdated room, and using my imagination to create something new and emotionally engaging that’s all my own. But stories have always been my first love. Weaving together complex worlds full of flawed, conflicted characters allows me to express myself in a way I could never do otherwise.

I started creating stories during the sweltering Oklahoma summers spent laboring in my father’s wheat fields. Alone and bored, I dreamed up wild fables of vampires (the Anne Rice kind), cave men, and love-torn ghosts. By college my tales had grown more persistent, and I started to actually write them down.

Now, fiction is my life, and I look forward to sharing my characters and their stories with all of you.

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr | Goodreads

 

About Krystal:

KrystalI’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out http://www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $30 Amazon GC and a hardcover copy of Cinder, US Only.

 

Rafflecopter Link:

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/19/2018- Books at Dawn– Excerpt

3/19/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Review

 

3/20/2018- Emily Reads Everything– Review

3/20/2018- Darque Dreamer Reads– Review

 

3/21/2018- F A N N A Interview

3/21/2018- Twirling Book Princess– Review

 

3/22/2018- The Desert Bibliophile– Review

3/22/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

 

3/23/2018- BookHounds– Interview

3/23/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Review

 

Week Two:

3/26/2018- Wonder Struck– Excerpt

3/26/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

 

3/27/2018- Sweet Southern Home– Excerpt

3/27/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

 

3/28/2018- Lisa Loves Literature– Interview

3/28/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

3/29/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

3/29/2018- Twinning for Books– Review

 

3/30/2018- The Cover Contessa Interview

3/30/2018- I Heart Romance & YA– Review

 

 

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Sunday Street Team Book Tour and Giveaway: Blood and Sand

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Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30975382-blood-and-sand?ac=1&from_search=true

About the Author:

C.V. Wyk is the author of BLOOD AND SAND, debuting from Tor Teen January 16, 2018. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Wyk has lived in five states in the continental US (and hopes to add a few international locales to that list). Prone to wanderlust and getting lost, Wyk likes to explore local hiking trails, mountain ranges, dark caves where nefarious mythical creatures undoubtedly reside, and libraries. She currently lives in Maryland with a precocious mini poodle and a demanding guinea pig. In her not-so-spare time, she enjoys playing MMORPGs, kayaking, coding, staring listlessly at blank walls, and nursing a totally healthy coffee addiction.

Preorder Links:

Amazon- US:   https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sand-C-V-Wyk/dp/0765380099

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Synopsis (GR):

The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic–and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus….

Roma Victor. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to build an empire–an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end–and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus….

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Review:

I am going to give another down and dirty review and really try not to give anything away. Here is the biggest thing you need to know about this book:

YOU NEED THIS BOOK.

This story is going to be hard for me to review because it was beyond words amazing. I loved everything about this story – the historical retelling, the characters, the heartbreak, the slow burn romance… all of it.

Wyk started the action rolling in the first chapter and it never stopped. I truly took my time reading this because I just did not want it to end. I wanted to stay in this world with Attia and Xanthus forever. Attia was the perfect amount of baddass, hardcore, and fragile (she had just lost her freedom after all). To read her character arc and watch her remember just who she was and what she would fight for was brilliant. Xanthus was just as spectacular. He was one of the most complex characters I have read in a while. I wanted to know everything about him. Let’s not forget Xanthus’ fellow fighters/gladiators! Those guys were a HOOT! They had me rolling with laughter the entire time! I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to be friends with them in real life.

This entire story, from start to finish, had me captivated. This was the perfect story I didn’t know I needed to read. I will never stop pushing this on people so be prepared for me to always recommend this. Also, the ending made me cry like a hungry angry baby. TEARS! I already talk to Wyk about it and thanked her for writing such a powerful story. I screamed when it was over because I wanted more. I need book 2 NOW! Please add this to your TBR if you haven’t already!

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