18 June 2018

Releases This Week - Almost Impossible

Oh hello!!

Almost Impossible
by Nicole Williams





What they say: Fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jenny Han will delight as the fireworks spark and the secrets fly in this delicious summer romance from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

When Jade decided to spend the summer with her aunt in California, she thought she knew what she was getting into. But nothing could have prepared her for Quentin. Jade hasn't been in suburbia long and even she knows her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

And when Quentin learns Jade plans to spend her first American summer hiding out reading books, he refuses to be ignored. Sneaking out, staying up, and even a midnight swim, Quentin is determined to give Jade days--and nights--worth remembering.

But despite their storybook-perfect romance, every time Jade moves closer, Quentin pulls away. And when rumors of a jilted ex-girlfriend come to light, Jade knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is.
 


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17 June 2018

Coming Soon - 99 Lies

All the YES!

99 Lies - 100 Hours #2
by Rachel Vincent





What they say: Getting kidnapped over spring break was definitely memorable. But now that the surviving hostages are home, they want life to feel normal again: high school, dating, million-dollar galas.

But there's no escaping the spotlight--or the truth about the ways they betrayed each other in the jungle. And this time, the real threat isn't kidnappers--it's what the "friends" might do to each other.



Releases 26th June.


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16 June 2018

MY LULLABY OF YOU - Release Day Blitz



MY LULLABY OF YOU by Alia Rose is available now! 

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Alia Rose, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for signed finished paperback copy of MY LULLABY OF YOU a bookmark, a bookish beach towel, a beach inspired candle and annotation cards, US Only, courtesy of Alia and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter below...




Title: MY LULLABY OF YOU
Author: Alia Rose
Pub. Date: June 16, 2018
Publisher: Plum Anchor Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 287


Find it here: 



For fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, My Lullaby of You is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance about guarded love, complicated families, and the summer that changes everything. 
AMY
It’s the summer after high school. Amy can’t wait to leave her small hometown in North Carolina for the vibrant city of Chicago, where she plans to go to her dream college and hopes to build a stronger relationship with her father.



But as she deals with her mother’s resentment over her leaving and an intriguing yet provoking college student, Amy’s reminded of things she’s tried to forget and forced to face emotions she never expected.



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



While on his mission for answers, Seth is drawn to an observant and driven local he can’t seem to figure out.

Author Spotlight:




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

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

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




Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a signed finished paperback copy of MY LULLABY OF YOU a bookmark, a bookish beach towel, a beach inspired candle and annotation cards, US Only (sorry this is set by tour hosts &/or author).




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15 June 2018

Fri-YA - The Wicked Deep

My it's Fri-YA and I still haven't managed to read this! The Wicked Deep is on my weekend reading list!!





The Wicked Deep
by Shea Ernshaw


What they say: Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
 






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14 June 2018

The Final Lesson - Book Blitz


The Final Lesson
by Shakyra Dunn

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: June 13th 2018





"Trust none but yourself."

Leilana Erovina's got a bid for power as she takes the final test to become one of her realm's Warlords. As such, she sets out to travel the lands of Adrylis and log magical totems from respectful folk with only one hitch—no ancestral help. The quest is a pilgrimage to learn the basics of human nature. Some would call concepts like gentleness and passion fables of the heart.

In another perspective, war brews in the kingdom of Linmus, throwing Adrylis into chaos. Prince Remiel Vesarus finds himself in exile, vengeance on his mind for those who tore his life asunder. His attendant Solus Brenner at his side, they plan on restoring their kingdom against all odds.

Fate has drawn these two parties together. Conjoined at the hip, the traveler, prince and right-hand will learn the old saying of magic: "It always comes with a price."




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Excerpt:


“U-Um, Leilana?” Leilana glanced up, finding the girl with lavender
hair reaching the middle of her back, her bangs covering her forehead, nearly
reaching her cerulean eyes. Her cheeks were coated pink, rivaling the shade of
her knee-length dress. “There aren’t, um… there’s only a few of us left. Do you
want to pair up?”


“Sure thing, uh…” Leilana glanced up at the sky in thought before
holding up a finger in realization. “It’s Amelia, right?”


“Amiria,” she corrected sharply, her face reddening more at the
affliction of her voice. Sure, the pronunciation had its similarities, but the
syllables differed. And that passion of wanting her name to stick was working
its wonders in Leilana’s mind. “Amiria Farone.”


“Sorry, sorry,” Leilana interjected, waving a hand in dismissal.
“Didn’t mean to upset you.”


“O-Oh!” Amiria held up both hands and took a step back from Leilana,
trembling a bit. “It’s fine, you didn’t! I-I’m sorry if I made it seem like I
was angry, I’m really not, I promise-”


“Hey now, Amiria, no need to be so scared.” Kindall wrapped an arm
around the girl’s shoulders, smirking. “Lei doesn’t bite, not usually.” Amiria
held her arms behind her back and turned her head to keep from looking him in
the eye.


“It’s Leilana,” Leilana said abruptly. “Not Lei, not Leila, it is
Leilana. Live it, learn it, love it.”


Kindall raised an eyebrow at her words as he set Amiria free and
allowed her to run off towards Hinju to prepare for her own duel. “Geez, no
need to be so crabby. It was just a little fun with friends.”


“We aren’t friends, Kindall.” He jumped back at the proclamation.
“We’re students at the same school fighting for the same goal. That doesn’t
make us friends, does it?”


“Well, I, uh… I guess not…? But don’t you think it’s better for
everyone that we tried to get along and be friends? You’re right, we’re all
fighting for the same goal. Some of us are going to be Warlords someday, and we
can all support each other until we get there. Right?” Leilana pondered his
words before she cleared her throat.


“…I’m sorry. I’ve got a match.” She stepped past him, and Kindall
stared at her back a moment longer before sighing, reclaiming his spot on one
of the logs.

“You really are just a kid after all,” Kindall mumbled.


Leilana stood opposite Amiria, revealing her grimoire for her opponent
to view. Amiria clutched the silver flute in her hands for dear life but kept
her attention on the girl and even managed to narrow her eyes to try and stir
up some intimidation.


“Come to think of it,” Lancett whispered to Kindall, “I’ve never seen
Amiria fight before. She doesn’t seem like she’d hurt a fly.”


“No, she doesn’t,” Kindall replied, retaining focus on the two. “But
Amiria has skills that a lot of people don’t understand.”

“Begin!”

Leilana rapidly flipped through the pages of her grimoire and an array
of fireballs shot out at the girl. Amiria put the flute up to her lips and
closed her eyes, playing out a small melody on the instrument before reflecting
the magic back in Leilana’s direction. Leilana side-stepped out of the way, her
eyes darting between the singed grass and Amiria herself, who was starting up
another melody on her flute. She scoffed before flipping through the grimoire,
stopping on a page, mumbling a scripture.


From the book, a pair of teeming hands cloaked in shadows emerged,
grabbing the flute from Amiria’s grasp and snapping it in half before her very
eyes. Amiria blinked away the tears starting up as she stared at her destroyed
instrument, collecting the fractured pieces. With each passing second, her eyes
grew dark and clouded. Leilana outstretched her right palm, sending the hands
propelling towards her. Before they could reach her, Amiria inhaled deeply and
closed her eyes, belting out a single high note in a pitch of middle C.


The single note, prolonged over several seconds, caused the hands to
shatter away. Leilana froze as the note progressed, the ground around her beginning
to tremble before giving way under her. She let out a shriek as the chasm
opened, reaching out a hand as she fell. Amiria gasped when she realized what
was occurring, covering her mouth with both hands.


“Leilana!” Lancett raced forward, sliding on his side as he ran,
grabbing her by the arm. Several other students rushed to his aide, helping the
girl out of the chasm. Leilana laid a hand on her chest, finding it difficult
to regain herself, her frame quivering from shock. Lancett gently placed both
hands on her shoulders, forcing her to face him. “Are you all right?”

“Y-Yeah, just… just a little shaken up…”


He bowed his head, hands still on her shoulders, sighing heavily.
“Good. I’m glad.” Hinju was still in a bit of shock himself, his gaze reflected
on Amiria now, who continued to put the pieces together in her mind about what
she had done. After coming to his senses, he held up his staff, moving
stalagmites of the earth back into place to mend the open crater, sealing it
shut.


“I-I… I am so sorry, Leilana!” Amiria choked out, taking one step back
after another. “I-I don’t… I don’t know what happened, I just…! I’m sorry!”

“It’s okay,” Leilana replied softly. “I’m not dead or anything.”
“B-But-”


“Hey, don’t beat yourself up over it,” she interjected, “Don’t worry.
I’m fine. I promise.” Leilana heaved a sigh. “Okay, maybe not completely true,
I’m a little bummed that I lost so terribly, and so fast. After all that work I
put into learning the concepts of the Lasette…”


“Remember what Master said,” Lancett told her,
smirking. “It’s all a learning experience. You can definitely do better next
time.” She averted her gaze from him.



Author Spotlight:


Shakyra Dunn can't stray away from the impression that there is always an adventure around every corner! When she isn’t playing the role of the Creator, she is marching through the worlds of her favorite video game characters or taking drives around her city to see the sights. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, striving to experience more than the little town.

  
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