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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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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I am THRILLED to be a part of the tour to help celebrate Adrienne Young’s Sky In The Deep! A massive thanks to Wednesday Books for allowing me to be a part of this event. I am going to be sharing a review with you so please let me know your thoughts – are you excited for this book? Have you already read it? If so, what were your thoughts?2950337_orig

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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

Target: https://www.target.com/p/blood-and-sand-hardcover-c-v-wyk/-/A-53009528

Author Social Media:

Website: https://www.cvwyk.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/icvwyk

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15262213.C_V_Wyk

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

Tumblr: https://cvwyk.tumblr.com/

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

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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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Tour Schedule:

1/7 Tour Stops

Review – Dani Reviews Things

Review  – Flyleaf Chronicles

Interview – Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews

 

1/14  Tour Stops

Interview –Library Of A Book Witch

Review – Novel Cravings

Review – Inkdin Book Blog

 

1/21  Tour Stops

Review – Boundless Bookaholic

Review – OMG Books And More

 

1/28 Tour Stops

Review – One Way Or Another

Excerpt- Literary Legionnaire

Review  – A Gingerly Review

Guest Post – Emily Reads Everything

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Monsterland: Book Tour, Review, and Giveaway

MONSTERLAND

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About The Book:

cover8Title: MONSTERLAND

Author: Michael Okon

Pub. Date: October 13, 2017

Publisher: WordFire Press

Pages: 214

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks, TBD, Goodreads

 

Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth.

 

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

 

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

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

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Review:

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

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

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

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

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About Michael:

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

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

 Find Michael:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Snapchat

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

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

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

10/30/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

 

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

10/31/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

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

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

 

11/2/2017- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/3/2017- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

11/3/2017- Birdie Bookworm– Review

 

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

11/6/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

 

11/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/7/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

11/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Spotlight

11/8/2017- Novelties– Review

 

11/9/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review

11/9/2017- Twisted Book Junkie– Review

 

11/10/2017- Parajunkee– Interview

11/10/2017- The Midnight Society– Review

 

Jungle Movie Tie-In Edition Book Tour: Spotlight

JUNGLE

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JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

Jungle-PBAbout the Book:

Title: JUNGLE Movie Tie-In Edition

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

Pub. Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Pages: 324

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads

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

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About Yossi:

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

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

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

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

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |  YouTube | Goodreads

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Giveaway Details:

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

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/9/2017- YA Books Central Interview

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

10/11/2017- Rainy Day Reviews– Excerpt

10/12/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

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

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Simply Daniel Radcliffe– Review

10/17/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/18/2017- Wonder Struck– Review

10/19/2017- YA and Wine– Interview

10/20/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

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Traitor’s Hope Blog Tour: Book Review and Giveaway

TRAITOR'S HOPE

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About the Book:

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

Author: Virginia McClain

Pub. Date: October 14, 2017

Publisher: Artemis Dingo Productions

Pages: 284

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonBuy The Paperback, Goodreads

 

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

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Review:

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

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

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

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About Virginia:

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

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

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

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Giveaway Details:

 

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

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

 

Rafflecopter link:

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2646/?

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Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

10/9/2017- Two Chicks on Books Interview

10/9/2017- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

 

10/10/2017- Arvenig.it– Guest Post

10/10/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

 

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

10/11/2017- Ashley M. Delgado– Review

 

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

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

 

10/13/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/13/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Novel Novice– Excerpt

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

 

10/17/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

10/17/2017- YA and Wine– Excerpt

 

10/18/2017- Fire and Ice– Spotlight

10/18/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

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

10/19/2017- Jena Brown Writes– Review

 

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

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

 

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