Guest Post with Iva-Marie Palmer

Gimme Everything You Got

I recently had the sincere pleasure of reading this novel by Iva-Marie Palmer. I enjoyed it so much! I’ll post a review later but right now, I want to share a guest post with the author! Enjoy!

Question: Are you a pantser or a plotter?

I have this thing about labeling myself. Maybe it’s because I’m a mercurial Gemini (though, I’m a June 21 baby and my Cancer cusp comes through on the regular) but if you ask me questions like, Introvert or extrovert? Doer or dreamer? Nature or nurture?, the only consistent answer I can give is, “A little of both?”

Some would call it indecision, and they wouldn’t be wrong, except that I might assert, “No, more like decisively both.”

Anyway, that’s why I love and hate answering the writing question, “Plotter or pantser?” A plotter being someone who figures out their story before they begin, and a pantser being someone who flies by the seat of theirs until a book is done.

I’m, as you may have guessed, a bit of both.

When struck with a new idea, I often  (well, if I think it’s a good idea) get excited about a character and a setting and an opening scene and just start writing. Very pantser of me. And, because of this tendency, I have quite a few documents on my computer that consist of excellent starts that will never be much more than that. Sometimes, it’s because I realize an idea doesn’t have many places to go beyond the riveting scene I’d been toting around in my head, and sometimes it’s because I’m distracted by a work-in-progress I’m further along on, or by a brand-new shiny idea that seems better.

I don’t think of these starts as wastes, and having them around is nice for times when I feel fresh out of ideas.

But sometimes, I get a little further, writing two or three or four chapters of something new – a few times, I’ve written maybe a quarter of a book.

And that’s when I have to turn plotter. Because my pantser self will write me into a corner. Often, it’s from one of two causes: Either I fill the beginning of a manuscript with tons of problems, conflicts, and hurdles for my character, OR, I simply write a charming and voice-y character who meanders through the scenes, with no events or conflicts sizeable enough to make for a good story.

That’s when I have to plot. Plotting is hard for me. Especially when I feel like I’ve put a lot of energy into my manuscript’s start and have written myself into a corner, or worse. (Actually this is kind of like when I run sometimes and charge out the door, full of speed, and get so far from my house that running all the way back feels daunting.)

But, basically, I will plot when I absolutely have to. I usually will read through what I have, summarize it, and then decide where I want the story to end. Then, I have to fill in the wretched middle. The middle is always the most difficult place for me, especially if I’ve started the book with one too many threads that I have to carry through.

Once I have a loose synopsis, I try to break everything out chapter by chapter. I also ask myself the question, Does this chapter or scene have a purpose that works for the end goal? What is the chapter doing? Is this chapter surprising, revealing, and useful?

Honestly, plotting is when I feel the most professional as a writer, even if I simultaneously want to curl in a ball and never think ahead about anything ever again. It’s also the part of the writing process where I’ll sometimes have an editor or trusted reader look over my plan to point out all the holes in it. I have to really like this person or be legally bound to them in some way from which it’s hard to extricate myself, because I am asking them to be aggressively annoying about all my hard work. Que sera, though.

I wish here that I could offer some great strategies or tips for readers plotting their own novels but I don’t adhere to any one particular method. (See the introduction and my flip-floppiness to understand why that is.) However, one thing that’s worked for me – and was suggested by one of my editors at Harper Collins – is to read a book similar in story/genre/type to my planned manuscript and list the events and how they fit together.

I also find it helpful – once I’ve cobbled together an outline of sorts – to not let myself get stuck. By this I mean, if I’m having trouble with a chapter or scene, the beauty of an outline is I can go on to the next chapter or scene and at least write a skeletal version of it, which gives me something to flesh out later.

And, finally, what’s helped me most of all is finishing my first draft. No matter if you’re a plotter or a pantser, the single most important thing you can get out of any writing endeavor is a first draft. It will be ugly, most likely, and need a lot of work, but I can definitively answer the question, “Ugly draft or no draft?” with “Ugly draft” every time.

Please pick up or borrow Iva-Marie’s book today!

B*WITCH Tour: Guest Post

B*WITCH

by Paige McKenzie & Nancy Ohlin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches, Mystery, LGBT

Synopsis:

A lone witch has powers. A coven has a multitude more.

New girl and secret witch Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches-soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town.

The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad’s not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. The two covens have a rivalry stretching all the way back to junior high.

When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it’s too late. Someone’s anti-witch ideology has turned deadly . . . and one of them is next.

With an inclusive cast of teen witches who leap off the page with style, attitude, and charm, B*Witch is a singable read perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Mean Girls alike.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48717624-b-witch

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WIh29a

Bookdepository: https://www.bookdepository.com/B-witch-Paige-McKenzie/9781368028769?ref=grid-view&qid=1588965327354&sr=1-1

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/b-witch-paige-mckenzie/1134720656?ean=9781368028769

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/book/b-witch/id1500054001

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/b-witch-1

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Paige_McKenzie_B_WITCH?id=rz3SDwAAQBAJ

AUTHOR INFORMATION

PAIGE MCKENZIE

Paige McKenzie is a millennial hyphenate: a New York Timesbestselling author, YouTuber, actor, influencer, creator, artist, producer. Her first book series, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a month. Paige is constantly creating. Her Etsy shop the Homebody Guild is full of her art and designs, and she is always updating it with new creations. Paige also interacts daily with her Sunshiners across a variety of media including YouTube (where she has over half a million subscribers), Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Paige is a founding member of Coat Tail Productions, with three projects in active development. Paige lives in Portland, Oregon with the love of her life, a seven-pound Chihuahua named Pongo.

NANCY OHLIN

Nancy Ohlin was born in Tokyo and moved to the United States when she was nine. She has written, ghostwritten, or collaborated on over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children, teens, and adults, including her YA novels Consent, Beauty, and Always, Forever (Simon & Schuster). Most recently, she collaborated with Paige on The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl (Hachette Books), Quvenzhané Wallis on the Shai and Emmie chapter book series (Simon & Schuster), and Chloé Lukasiak on her forthcoming memoir Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World (Bloomsbury). Learn more at nancyohlin.com and on Twitter (@nancyohlin).

AUTHOR LINKS

PAIGE MCKENZIE

Website: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/landing-page/the-haunting-of-sunshine-girl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hauntedsunshine

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/692829.Paige_McKenzie

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

NANCY OHLIN

Website: http://www.nancyohlin.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NancyOhlin

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6459715.Nancy_Ohlin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nancy-Ohlin-559301467435019/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancyohlin222/

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LAUNCH PARTY – FREE EVENT

Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin will be doing a virtual launch event for B*WITCH with Powell’s on July 7 at 5:00 pm (PST). They will be in conversation with E. Latimer (author of WITCHES OF ASH AND RUIN). Readers can attend from all over the world by registering here . Signed bookplates will be available to those who purchase B*WITCH through this event.

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GUEST POST

Has being quarantined changed your writing process? Have you become more or less focused?

            Being quarantined has definitely changed our writing process. We finished B*WITCH pre-pandemic, but we have been writing the sequel during the pandemic, and it’s been a difficult ride.

            So much of one’s writing routine involves showing up to the page and staying with it. For the two of us as authors, we need to sit down at our desks and really focus on the scene we’re writing for several hours at a stretch, and if anything distracts us, we lose our place, so to speak. Someone once described writing as having to run a mile before you can actually begin to put words to paper—sort of a warm-up routine—but then once you finish that mile and proceed with the writing, every time you’re interrupted, you need to go back to the starting line and run that mile again. The two of us can definitely relate!

            The pandemic has thrown a big wrench into all of that. But we absolutely want to acknowledge that we are incredibly fortunate and privileged because we have the luxury of working from our homes versus on the front lines as essential workers. We’ve been so lucky, too, because we have access to good healthcare and food, and we can pay our bills. We can’t imagine what it would be like to try to write a book without having adequate health, healthcare, food, or money for basic needs. For us, it’s difficult enough to focus on our chapters when the news is so devastating on so many fronts, not just with the pandemic but with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many other Black Americans, and all the protests and pain and grief. It’s definitely hard to concentrate on crafting words when so much bad is happening.

            So … not being distracted, and not being in despair, have been two major challenges to the writing. The two of us often have to convince ourselves, mid-scene, that this scene matters, even if it’s about something light or funny that’s not going to solve the problems of the world. Does a fictional conversation between fictional characters about make-up or cats or magical pranks really matter when real people are suffering? We’re not the first authors to address this question; artists have been creating in the face of pandemics and wars and other tragedies throughout history. And in that sense, we keep pushing on because art matters. Books matter. Stories matter. Somehow, we have to balance helping others and fostering change with creating, inspiring, and entertaining. Hopefully the two of us will have achieved a little bit of that with B*WITCH.

NO WAY BACK TODAY Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the NO WAY BACK TODAY by Eric Shoars Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: NO WAY BACK TODAY
Authors: Eric Shoars
Pub. Date: November 22, 2019
Publisher: BookBaby
Formats:  Paperback, eBook
Pages: 336

Field of Dreams + This Is Spinal Tap = No Way Back Today. Midlife demands some reckoning and Eric realizes he can wait no longer. As Eric hurtles headlong toward the big 5-0, he realizes there is unfinished business and is determined to find his childhood friends, convince them to form their own rock and roll band, and to go on tour! He searches out Todd, Laurel, and Lorelei so he can fulfill that dream. The story of four Midwestern grown-ups and their childhood desires to create No Way Back Today in the face of improbable odds and middle age will have you both laughing and cheering as you recognize your own unfulfilled dreams. No Way Back Today is the incredible story of the improbable journey of a reunion tour for a band that never was!

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite
No Way Back Today by Eric Shoars is a hilarious, bittersweet tale of childhooddreams and middle-age. It isn’t just a novel, it’s about not letting go of yourdreams, of taking second chances when you get them and of never lettingyourself down. The friendships between the four main characters were amazinglydeveloped, an inspiration to us all, and real people that we can all relate toin some way. This story will make you laugh and it will give you hope as itsteadily marches towards the end; you will be cheering them on, you will beholding your breath but, most of all, you will be compelled to read to the veryend and you will find yourself thinking back on your own dreams, especially theones that you never realized. Anything is possible if you just put your mind to it. A fun read!

Reviewed By Sherri Fulmer Moorer forReaders’ Favorite
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a compelling novel not only about secondchances and pursuing your dreams but about friendship and self-worth as youmove through different stages of life. I’m a bit younger than the protagonistsbut so much of what they felt resonated with me as I found myself wondering ifthere are any dreams from my youth that might be worth pursuing as I entermid-life myself. The evolution of the relationships with Eric, Todd, Laurel, andLorelei was amazing and inspiring and shows that friendship can remain nomatter how much life changes. It also seemed to me that they “bonded”and their relationships matured as they shared their experiences and as newopportunities arose for each of them as a result of pursuing this dream. No WayBack Today is an excellent novel of inspiring redemption and shows thatmid-life doesn’t have to be a crisis at all – in fact, it can rock! Great work,Eric Shoars! I loved this novel!

Book Trailer:


A deleted scene or a scene from another character’s POV.
The scene from another character’s point of view would be in Chapter Seven. The four friends are relaxing between shows – they’re playing two shows this night – and Laurel starts to pick Eric’s brain about something very personal for her that really doesn’t have anything to do with the band yet does. That picks up a conversation string with the other three and they begin to share their personal issues and Eric is a spectator at this point. Through this journey Eric has been the instigator, he’s had the vision of getting the group together and being the band that he never got to form. So, for him, we know what he gets out of this reunion tour. In the Chapter Seven scene, the three others really dive into the key question: “What do I get out of this journey?” It’s not the money or notoriety but what is the lesson, what is the big revelation about their lives as they enter middle age and a new stage of life. My goal with the scene is not only to provide a moment where we get to know the other band members on an even more personal level but for readers to ask themselves what they are getting out of this journey they’ve been on as they’ve read about the Onions.




About Eric:

Eric Shoars is a serial storyteller who considers the English language his playground and who never met a pun he didn’t like. Eric is a modern day Walter Mitty with a serious twist. His writing style is best described as “fly on the wall” putting the reader in the shoes of the lead character experiencing what he does as he does. His heart’s desire is to have a personal narrator for his daily life. It works in comic books so why not in the real world?

No Way Back Today is Shoars’ first foray into fiction. His non-fiction works include Women Under Glass: The Secret Nature of Glass Ceilings and The Steps to Overcome Them and Evil Does Not Have The Last Word.



Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a personalized, signed finished copy of NO WAY BACK TODAY, US Only.





Tour Schedule:
Week One:
6/29/2020
Interview
6/29/2020
Excerpt
6/30/2020
Interview
6/30/2020
Excerpt
7/1/2020
Guest Post
7/1/2020
Guest Post
7/2/2020
Excerpt
7/2/2020
Guest Post
7/3/2020
Instagram Post
7/3/2020
Guest Post

Week Two:
7/6/2020
Review
7/6/2020
Guest Post
7/7/2020
Review
7/7/2020
Review
7/8/2020
Review
7/8/2020
Review
7/9/2020
Review
7/9/2020
Review
7/10/2020
Review
7/10/2020
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REBEL SPY blog tour: Guest Post

BOOK INFORMATION

Rebel Spy

by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 23rd 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Synopsis:

A reimagining of the story behind Agent 355–a New York society girl and spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War–perfect for fans of Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key and the novels of Julie Berry.

Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather–and she takes it.

Assuming the identity of the drowned Emmeline Coates, Frannie is rescued by a British merchant ship and sails with the crew to New York. For the next three years, Frannie lives a lie as Miss Coates, swept up in a courtship by a dashing British lieutenant. But after witnessing the darker side of the war, she realizes that her position gives her power. Soon she finds herself eavesdropping on British officers, risking everything to pass information on to George Washington’s Culper spy ring as agent 355. Frannie believes in the fight for American liberty–but what will it cost her? Inspired by the true “355” and rich in historical detail and intrigue, this is the story of an unlikely New York society girl turned an even unlikelier spy.

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50201740-rebel-spy

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aQcjHM

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rebel-spy-veronica-rossi/1134237329?ean=9781524771225

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/lu/book/rebel-spy/id1484298170

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Veronica_Rossi_Rebel_Spy?id=wOO3DwAAQBAJ&hl=en_US

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GUEST POST

What is your writing process like? Are you a pantser or plotter?

I have been both at different points in my career but, generally, I can say that I am a plotter who likes to go rogue! I like to have a map—but I’m very comfortable venturing into unchartered territory if the inspiration strikes. Often, that’s when I know I’m getting to the good stuff!

What was it like to see the cover of your novel for the first time?

Awesome. It’s a moment that never gets old. You have this idea of what your story is, and it’s 100% yours—totally inhabited in your mind. So to get a cover is the first real moment that a mirror is held up to your story, in a way, and you see what it looks like to other people.

What books are on your TBR right now?

My TBR is soooo long! So here are probably the next five books I’ll get to:

BEACH READ by Emily Henry

WHITE FRAGILITY by Robin DiAngelo

MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire

THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

21 LESSONS FOR THE 21st CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari

Thanks so much for hosting me!

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

VERONICA ROSSI is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the UNDER THE NEVER SKY series. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, grew up in California, and graduated from UCLA. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons, one of whom just surpassed her in height. Find her online at veronicarossi.com or on Twitter at @rossibooks.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://veronicarossi.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rossibooks

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4637369.Veronica_Rossi

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Veronica-Rossi-Author-139136976179726/

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CRAVE blog tour: Guest Post and Giveaway

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by Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: April 7th 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Synopsis:

My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

GUEST POST

What is your writing process?

Hi! First of all, I want to say thanks so much for hosting me on my blog tour! I really appreciate it J I love your Top Ten Tuesday lists—they’re so much fun!

Anyway, this is actually one of my favorite questions to answer, mostly because my process is legendary among my friends and acquaintances—and when I say legendary, I mean it’s legendary for being really bad. Like hallucination inducing bad. Like rocking in a corner and eating my hair bad.  That bad.

I have a lot of friends who can look at a deadline and set up their writing days so that they are writing approximately x amount of words five or six days a week until they reach their goal. MY PROCESS IS NOTHING LIKE THAT.

I start out each book with the best of intentions. Seriously. I make a plan, I give myself pep talks, I clear my (insane) schedule, and I get to work.  And I stick to that plan for about three days—about as long as it takes me to write the first three chapters. And then my plan dies a terrible, horrible de

Because those first three chapters are where I get to know my world and my characters and my plot—you know, all the important things you need to have to write a book. And it’s only after I write them that I can poke at them and think about the characters and the plot and how I want my characters to get to where I know they have to go.

This is the stage that takes a long time—and the problem is, I never know how long. Sometimes it’s two weeks, sometimes it’s two months. But while it is happening I can’t write any further, no matter how much I want to. So I learn to bake something fabulous or clean my garage or write blog posts or plot other books or do whatever I can not to write.

And then, one day, it all kind of clicks. Like, I wake up one morning and sit down at the computer, and suddenly I know what to do.  This is the part of my process that I love (at least the first few days). Because this is the part where the book pretty much flies out of my fingertips, my brain working so fast that my fingers can barely keep up on the keyboard.

The first couple of days I write about ten hours a day, which means anywhere from 12-15k words.  By the third and fourth days, I’m writing even more, but my brain is also starting to get tired. Unfortunately, I’m usually butting up against a deadline by this point, so I kiss sleep goodbye, and the last half of the book (which usually amounts to about fifty thousand words) pours out in about two days.  At which time, I take my kids to school for the day (in non Corona virus times) and then stumble upstairs to sleep for six hours until I have to start picking them up.

So, that’s my process.  Pretty and organized and color-coded, it is not (no matter how much I wish it was). But after having written 65 books, I’ve pretty much learned to just embrace the process.  It is what it is, and on the plus side, I like to think it’s helped me write some pretty great books through the years J

Thanks again for having me!  Have a fabulous day!!!!!

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BOOK LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45892228-crave

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ucEcdL

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crave-tracy-wolff/1132544792?ean=9781640638952#/

iTunes: https://books.apple.com/br/book/crave/id1473826742

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/crave-76

Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Crave.html?id=yRmkDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.tracywolffbooks.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2003596.Tracy_Wolff

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracyWolff

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracywolffbooks/?hl=en

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TOUR SCHEDULE

https://fantasticflyingbookclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/tour-schedule-crave-by-tracy-wolff.html

We will be updating this link daily.

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GIVEAWAY

Prize: Win a copy of CRAVE by Tracy Wolff (US Only)

Starts: 7th April 2020

Ends: 21st April 2020

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THE LOVE PLAYBOOK BY SUZE WINEGARDNER Blog Tour: Guest Post

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Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48289138-the-love-playbook

Purchase Links:
Amazon | Amazon Australia | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | B&N | iBooks | Kobo 

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The Love Playbook by Suze Winegardner

Publication Date: November 4, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

When Avery Stone learns her dad will be fired if his high school team doesn’t make the playoffs, she has to get her head out of her day planner and do something—anything—to help him win. Even if it means secretly coaching the team’s newest player, who seems to have more game than skill.

Lucas Black just transferred to Hillside with a fake name and a big secret. The MVP of every team he’d played on since he was seven—not to mention the MVP of every post-game party—he can’t understand why since arriving at Hillside, he’s been unable to catch a single. Freaking. Ball.

Until…Avery. Amazing, kind, generous, and crazy-freaking-hot Avery.

As Lucas goes from zero back to hero and Avery struggles with just what Lucas means to her, she inadvertently sets them on a collision course with Lucas’s secret…a secret that could take down not only Lucas but her father too.

DISCLAIMER: This Entangled Teen Crush contains a football player hotter than the Texas sun, hotel cuddles, and a steamy makeout session in the rain.

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Guest Post:

Cover Love (Why you love the cover)
The cover to The Love Playbook was designed by Juliana Cabrera, and I think she did a great job. When you hear “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover”, I want to yell “BUT I WANT YOU TO!”

I think a good cover should pretty much show the reader what they’re getting inside. And this one really does… it’s all football, and closeness, and intensity. The only thing I think the cover doesn’t show is the humor running throughout the book, but how was Juliana going to show that? Plonking a red nose on one of the characters?! Bottom line is that this cover pretty much shows what readers will get inside. So feel free to JUDGE MY BOOK BY JULIANA’S COVER! I love it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Suze Winegardner is a British YA writer, currently living overseas with her military husband, and lovely Lab. She loves Buffy, Fray Bentos pies, Archer, cheese, and the serial comma. Wait – Cadbury Flakes too. And naps. Wait, what was the question? Anyway, she thinks her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny…and if you get that reference, she already considers you kin.

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Link to Tour Schedule:

November 4, 2019-Rockin’ Book Reviews-Review

November 4, 2019-Storme Reads-Spotlight

November 4, 2019-What Is That Book About-Excerpt stop

November 4, 2019-Sophie Reads YA-Review

November 4, 2019-A Gingerly Review-Guest Post

November 5, 2019-Paulette’s Papers-Spotlight

November 5, 2019-Wishful Endings-Guest Post

November 5, 2019-bookblogarama-Interview

November 5, 2019-BookHounds YA-Guest Post

November 5, 2019-ACME Teen Books – Kids & YA Too!-Review

November 5, 2019-Bookhoarder’s Book Talks-Review

November 6, 2019-Read Your Writes Book Reviews-Guest Post

November 6, 2019-Cuzinlogic-Excerpt stop

November 6, 2019-More Books Than Livros-Review

November 6, 2019-Chapters through life-Review

November 6, 2019-NerdNarration-Review

November 6, 2019-Gata Leitora-Excerpt stop

November 6, 2019-Becky on Books-Spotlight

November 7, 2019-OMGReads-Excerpt stop

November 7, 2019-Haddie’s Haven-Review

November 7, 2019-Book Briefs-Review

November 7, 2019-Christina Philippou-Review

November 7, 2019-Chapter by Chapter-Interview

November 7, 2019-Sincerely Karen Jo-Excerpt

November 8, 2019-A Bookish Escape-Review

November 8, 2019-Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored-Spotlight

November 8, 2019-Living in a Bookworld-Excerpt stop

November 8, 2019-A Crave For Books-Review

November 8, 2019-Maiden of the Pages-Interview

November 8, 2019-Reading Between Reality-Review

Prom Wrecked Blog Tour – Guest Post and Giveaway

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44906667-prom-wrecked

Purchase Links:

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

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Link to Tour Schedule:

May 6, 2019-Star-Crossed Book Blog-Review

May 6, 2019-ashleysgotbookcitement-Review

May 6, 2019-Natashareadsbooks-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-Twirling Book Princess-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-A Dream Within A Dream-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-BookCrushin-Guest Post

May 7, 2019-Chapter by Chapter-Interview

May 8, 2019-Cuzinlogic-Spotlight

May 8, 2019-Firstbooklove-Review

May 8, 2019-A Gingerly Review-Guest Post

May 8, 2019-Amazeballs Book Addicts-Excerpt

May 9, 2019-Novel Nerd Faction-Review

May 9, 2019-Confessions of a YA Reader-Guest Post

May 9, 2019-Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog-Spotlight

May 9, 2019-Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Chapters through life-Review

May 10, 2019-What Is That Book About-Spotlight

May 10, 2019-BookHounds YA-Pre-made

May 10, 2019-Maiden of the Pages-Excerpt

May 10, 2019-Lisa Loves Literature-Spotlight

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Guest Post

Road to Publication

Getting PROM-WRECKED published actually happened faster and easier than either Jen or I anticipated. We each had been previously published; Jen with a couple of traditional publishing houses, me with one plus self-publishing a young adult dystopian series, so we knew that once we began submitting, it would take a while to find a home for our book.

We submitted to both agents and publishers who took unagented submissions. For both of us, working with Entangled had long been the dream. When we got the email from Stacy Abrams, our editor, telling us that they loved our book and wanted to publish it, I think we both independently squealed from our own homes, 2,000 miles and three time zones apart.

The process from signing the contract to final publication was smooth. Stacy’s suggestions and comments took our submission from rough carbon to a highly polished diamond. The support from our publicity team, Rikki and Heather, has been a blessing. We’re excited for the world to read our story and smile, laugh, and fall in love.

Giveaway Details:

  • Prize: A Prom-Care essential package, or if an international winner wins, a $25 gift card

Link to Giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1cb554951331/?

Prom-Wrecked by Jennifer DiGIovanni and T.H. Hernandez

Publication Date: May 6, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.

Catherine is willing to join Owen and Riley on the prom committee, but only because her legacy as prom queen is at stake. She’s already suffocating under the weight of her parents’ expectations for after senior year, and compared to that, ensuring prom happens should be easy. At least until everything starts to go wrong.

First they lose their deposit. Then they book a band full of octogenarians. And lose their venue… Twice.

Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer DiGiovanni writes light fantasy and contemporary fiction for teens. You can find out more about her books by visiting http://www.jenniferdigiovanni.com or following her on Instagram or Twitter @jendwrites.

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T.H. Hernandez is a young adult author of six novels, spanning the contemporary, post-global warming/dystopian, and urban scifi genres. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband, three kids, and a zoo-worthy collection of animals. Her latest release, PROM-WRECKED, was co-written with Jennifer DiGiovanni and releases May 2019 from Entangled Teen.

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