Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…

Stronger, Faster, and More BeautifulTitle: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Genre: Sci-Fi / Dystopia / Young Adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: December 4th, 2018

Format: A review of DRC

Synopsis:

For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all.

Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of “human.”

This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton: Awestricken and thought-provoking…”

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A closer peek into Victoria Lee’s The Fever King!

Personally, I am looking forward to this book! Of course, one simply is game for anything to promote a book that you are looking forward to! I hope you’ll enjoy this quick peek into the Fever King by Victoria Lee!

Title: The Fever King (Feverwake # 1)

Author: Victoria Lee

Published by: Skyscape

Publication date: March 1st, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.

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Blog Tour | Carols and Chaos – Cindy Antsey: Excerpt and Giveaway!

Carols and ChaosTitle:  Carols and Chaos

Author: Cindy Antsey

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / Young Adult

Publisher:  Swoon Reads

Release Date: October 9th, 2018

Synopsis:

A lady’s maid and a valet become entangled in a yuletide counterfeiting scheme in this romantic Christmas YA adventure.

1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady’s maid Kate Darby barely has the time to notice. Between her household duties, caring for her ailing mother, and saving up money to someday own a dress shop, her hands are quite full. Matt Harlow is also rather busy. He’s performing double-duty, acting as valet for both of the Steeple brothers, two of the estate’s holiday guests.

Falling in love would be a disaster for either of them. But staving off their feelings for each other becomes the least of their problems when a devious counterfeiting scheme reaches the gates of Shackleford Park, and Kate and Matt are unwittingly swept up in the intrigue. Full of sweetness, charm, and holiday shenanigans, Carols and Chaos is perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.

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Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin (The Peas and Carrots Series #1)Title: Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin

Author: Hannah Lynn

Genre: Contemporary / Humor

Release Date: October 4th, 2018

Format:  DRC

Synopsis:

When George Sibley dies, his only son, Eric, has no idea that his inheritance will come with conditions. Now, if Eric is to ever get his hands on his father’s treasured Aston Martin, he must somehow juggle his hectic career and family life in the city, with regular visits to the small riverside town of Burlam. Life for Eric quickly becomes a chaotic kaleidoscope of grumpy pensioners, wellington boots and vintage auto-mobiles, fraught with heavy machinery mishaps, missed deadlines and drug raids, the result of which leave his marriage, job and sanity hanging in the balance.

Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is a light-hearted and humorous tale of a man who reluctantly goes digging amongst the weeds in order to discover his roots.  Continue reading “Blog Tour | Peas, Carrots, and an Aston Martin – Hannah Lynn: A delightfully funny read indeed!”

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!

The Seven Torments of Amy and CraigTitle: The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Author: Don Zolidis

Genre: Romance / Contemporary

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Release Date: October 2nd, 2018

Synopsis:

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. Continue reading “The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig – Don Zolidis: Book Spotlight & Giveaway!”

A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna: Review, Playlist Behind It, and a Giveaway!

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy #1)

Title: A Spark of White Fire

Author: Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Sci-Fi / Young Adult

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

Release Date: September 11th, 2018

Format: DRC

Synopsis:

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali.

It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

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A Blade So Black Blog Tour: L.L. McKinney Discusses Importance of Equality and Inclusion in Publishing Plus a Giveaway!

A Blade So BlackTitle: A Blade So Black

Author: L.L. McKinney

Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult / Retelling

Publisher: Imprint

Release Date: September 25th, 2018

Synopsis:

The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head . . . literally.

Continue reading “A Blade So Black Blog Tour: L.L. McKinney Discusses Importance of Equality and Inclusion in Publishing Plus a Giveaway!”

Blog Tour | What the Woods Keep – Katya de Beccera: Review, Favorite Quotes, and Giveaway!

What the Woods KeepTitle: What the Woods Keep

Author: Katya de Beccera

Genre: Young Adult,  Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Imprint McMillan

Release Date: September 18, 2018

Synopsis:

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden tried to put the past behind her, and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbors whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible—something that threatens reality itself. Continue reading “Blog Tour | What the Woods Keep – Katya de Beccera: Review, Favorite Quotes, and Giveaway!”

Blog Tour | Eight Goodbyes – Christine Brae: Review & Giveaway

Eight Goodbyes

Title: Eight Goodbyes

Author: Christine Brae

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Vesuvian

Release Date: September 5th, 2018

Description:

“One universe, nine planets, 204 countries, 809 islands and 7 seas. And I had the privilege of meeting you.” – Unknown

When Tessa Talman meets Simon Fremont for the first time, not only is she attracted to him, she’s intrigued by how different their lives are. He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded—while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world, while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe.

Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.

Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined.

To move forward, she must let go of the past, and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye. Continue reading “Blog Tour | Eight Goodbyes – Christine Brae: Review & Giveaway”

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