Friday, December 27, 2013


Today Erin Fletcher and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME, releasing in early 2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!

When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape
methods—vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen—are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she
doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley¹s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate¹s
recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.

Exclusive Excerpt

Nate looks me over, from my jacket to my favorite pair of
jeans, to the shoes that are bonfire-worthy but still cute. My hair, with the
help of a straightener, is so silky that my dark bangs fall into my eyes even
more than usual. My eye makeup is amped up. Whether all of this is because of
the bonfire or because of who I hoped I’d run into before leaving is open for
debate. He reaches up and brushes my bangs away from my face. The split-second
touch makes me crave more. “You look gorgeous.”

“Thank you.”

“Where are you headed?”

Though staying here in the garage might be a better option,
I say, “A bonfire.”

Nate studies me again, but this time it feels like he’s
looking for something deeper. “Don’t you ever get tired of sneaking out?”

“Not really,” I say with a shrug.

He tugs on the zipper of my fleece, lowering it slightly and
pulling me closer. “What are you running from, Hanley?”

It feels like my secrets are written all over my face, but I
say, “Nothing.”

When he smiles, it’s almost sad. “I don’t buy it.”

I lean in, putting both hands on the car behind him, one on
either side, trapping him. “You tell me why you’re living in my garage and I’ll
tell you what I’m running from.”

He gives a sly smile and doesn’t budge. “Secrets it is.”

“Secrets it is,” I echo. And even though the small space
between us is electric and threatening to disappear, I push off the car and
step away. “I’ll see you later,” I say as I open the door.

“Hanley,” he says before I can get too far. “Be careful out
there, okay?”

I don’t make any promises.

About Erin:
Erin Fletcher is a morning person who does most of her
writing before sunrise while drinking excessive quantities of coffee, believes
flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the
beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which is almost
never useful when writing books) and lives in North Carolina.
You can visit Erin on her website
and on Twitter.

1 eARC of WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME International


Nerd Blast: Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic

Three months ago, I lost my foster sister, Sienna, to the darkness. As in blood magic and chaos and general mayhem. No one saw it until it was too late, but I should have. Now, I have a wounded heart and soul that I can’t even reveal to anyone around me, because I’m supposed to hate Sienna with the fiery passion of the justified. And I do. I just wish I didn’t feel so lost without her, so unsure of the path I thought I had carved for myself, and so outclassed by the powerful Adepts constantly by my side these days. I’m not even sure if they’re with me for my own protection or because my shiny new powers are rare and valuable. Assuming I ever figure out who or what I am, and how my magic actually works.
Even chocolate can’t save the day every time … just most of the time. At least I’ve got that going for me.

Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic Purchase Links to Come Soon!!
In the meantime you can purchase Book One below:
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1 Winner will receive an  E-Copy of  Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic
and Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge.
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About Meghan Ciana Doidge
Meghan Ciana Doidge is an award-winning writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has a penchant for bloody love stories, superheroes, and the supernatural. She also has a thing for chocolate, potatoes, and sock yarn.
Novels – After The Virus, Spirit Binder, Time Walker, Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic – Dowser #1, Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic – Dowser #2
Novellas – Love Lies Bleeding

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter's Tale by Robert Sabuda

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Winter's Tale 
by Robert Sabuda
12 pages
Winter Pop-Up Book

Book Jacket Summary
Winter's Tale is Robert Sabuda's most spectacular original pop-up story yet. The simple, elegant text is illustrated with breathtaking artwork and extraordinary paper engineering. Stunning visual effects of foil, glitter, and a twinkling surprise further capture the magic of winter. This is a must-have for everyone's bookshelf.
My Thoughts
I have always been in awe of the pop-up book, especially a well crafted one that draws the reader in. This is that type of picture book and Robert Babuda puts a lot of other similar books to shame. This winter themed pop-up book is done in mostly white paper of animals one would find on a cold winters night. The moose is my favorite animal because it seems like an almost impossible animal to do in a complicated pop-up endeavor. It has three layers of antlers and stands behind a wood pile that the narrator is going to collect from. When you lift the flap on the right side of the page there is a family of beavers that magically appear. It is amazing that on each page there are two sets on pop-ups.
This book is perfect to read around the magical time of Christmas! I highly recommend purchasing this on for your home collection! 

Book Pairings
The 12 Days of Christmas: A Pop-Up Celebration by


Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Romeo Club Cover Reveal

The Romeo Club
by Rebekah L Purdy
Release Date:


Summary from

THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success.

What happens
when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention
of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of
their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club.
A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around
girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and
the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other
than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star
boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and
decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling
for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who
thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and
popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that
maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including
sabotage, with a capital S.

About the

Rebekah Purdy
grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book
and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her
stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping,
playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable
like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story
material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her
childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

Author Links:

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson

The Man with the Violin 
by Kathy Stinson 
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
Picture Book
NetGalley-Annick Press Ltd.
July 2013

Book Jacket Summary
"Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?"

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen for more than a minute. In "The Man With the Violin," bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn't. So try as he might, Dylan can't get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. With the beautiful music in his head all day long, Dylan can't forget the violinist, and finally succeeds in making his mother stop and listen, too.

Vividly imagined text combined with illustrations that pulse with energy and movement expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword explaining Joshua Bell's story, and a postscript by Joshua Bell himself.

My Thoughts
You can see the music flow upon the page as Dylan walks into the subway station with vivid colors in a world devoid of substance. I have to hand it to the illustrator and love how Dylan’s sightline is filled with color while his mother’s is blank white. The adults are in such a hurry that they do not notice that Joshua Bell, a world renowned violinist, is playing his Stradivarius for them all. It seems that only Dylan can sense the magic that is happening and wants to stay and listen but his mother is in a hurry.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its gorgeous art and message about enjoying what is around you. It is also amazing that it is based around a true event and that Bell took his priceless Stradivarius down there with him. Bell said in his Postscripts that it was the children who strained to listen because of their imagination and curiosity. Most people just hurried by and did not hear the music, which is sad because Bell can play a mean violin. Seriously, look him up! It is a nice message that the mother did put down her stuff and danced with her boy!
Highly recommend!

Book Pairings
The Fiddler of the Northern Lights by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
The Chinese Violin by Madeleine Thien
Nina's Waltz by Corinne Demas

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Blast: Lovers at Heart


“Steamy sex scenes and heartfelt confessions…a satisfying addition to the ‘Love in Bloom’ series.” — Midwest Book Review
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** Lovers at Heart is a steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable for readers who enjoy adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. Enjoy Lovers at Heart as a stand-alone novel or for more enjoyment, read the entire Love and Bloom series (nine full-length novels featuring the Snow Sisters and the Bradens).
Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable façade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling. But one mistake caused her to turn away, and now, after six months of longing for the one woman he cannot have, he’s going home to try to forget her all together.Max Armstrong has a successful career, a comfortable lifestyle, and she’s never needed a man to help her find her way–until Treat Braden caught her attention at a wedding in Nassau, causing a surge of emotions too reminiscent of the painful past she’d spent years trying to forget. Max will do anything to avoid reliving that pain–including forgoing her toe-curling, heart-pounding desire for Treat.When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever–and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.
Watch for the full LOVE IN BLOOM series:
Sisters in Love
Sisters in Bloom
Sisters in White
Lovers at Heart
Destined for Love
Friendship on Fire
Sea of Love
Bursting with Love
Hearts at Play
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Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on The Women’s NestFostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Join Melissa and the YaYa Writer Girls at their annual in-person event. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event." rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kirby Puckernut Blog Tour

Kirby Tour

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Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise
Kirby Puckernut is Santa’s cleverest little elf. While dreaming up marvelous toys for good girls and boys, Kirby has his best idea yet – a real elf in every home, all through the holidays, spreading Christmas Magic Santa finds the perfect family and allows Kirby to serve as the test elf for the first momentous visit. Fun and adventure are at every turn, but not everything goes as planned…
Will Kirby’s idea be a success.

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Kirby Book

About the Author
Author Alicia Richardson has created a new Christmas classic with her children’s book, Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Surprise.
Alicia Richardson resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and four children. She has always had a flair for storytelling, and has given life to a special little elf named Kirby Puckernut.

Tour Giveaways
Kirby Elf
5 winners will each recieve a copy of Kirby Puckernut and the Christmas Suprise + Kirby Elf
Open to US Only
Ends 12/31/13

    Giveaway #2   $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 12/31/13   Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

The Christmas Train by Thomas S Monson – Spotlight Tour

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Christmas train 
The Christmas Train
In this children’s picture book, President Thomas S. Monson recounts a Christmas memory from his childhood. As a boy, he yearned for an electric train. To his delight, on Christmas morning he got exactly that a train that operated through the miracle of electricity. Then he noticed a second train that his mother had purchased for the boy down the street whose family was struggling. Although it was only a wind-up train, it had an beautiful oil tanker car, which little Tommy wanted for his own. Soon after, Tommy s mother invited him to accompany her to the neighbor s home to deliver the gift. Young Mark was thrilled with his new train and, of course, didn t notice the missing train car. However, a remorseful Tommy did. What happened next will bring the spirit of Christmas into every heart and home. Illustrated by renowned artist Dan Burr, The Christmas Train is sure to be a classic Christmas story and a beautiful addition to every Christmas library.
Includes a QR code for a FREE download of President Monson’s narration of the story!
Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal Mom’s Choice Award!

Download the new interactive Christmas Train app for your iPad!
The pages come alive with animations, sound effects, and narration by the author, Thomas S. Monson. Kids will love listening to a true Christmas story, read by a familiar voice, while navigating trains, turning Christmas lights on and off, and experiencing the importance of giving during the Christmas season.
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About the Author President Thomas S. Monson was set apart as the sixteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008. He had previously served for twenty-two years in the First Presidency of the Church, after having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since October1963. Five years after his call to the Twelve, he was given a special assignment for the work of the Church in Europe, requiring many visits with members behind the Iron Curtain. He was instrumental in the construction of the Freiberg Germany Temple and in advancing the Lord’s work in other eastern European countries that were part of the communist bloc. He also served as chairman of the Scriptures Publication Committee and supervised the process that resulted in the new editions of the scriptures. His ministry has been characterized by his compassion for the needs of individuals and his gift for one-on-one service. President Monson and his wife, Frances, are the parents of three children, grandparents of eight, and great-grandparents of eight.

About the Illustrator
Dan Burr earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Patti, are raising their two children in the Teton Valley of southeast Idaho, a setting that provides great artistic inspiration and fantastic fly fishing. Dan is a well-known illustrator, having been in the business for many years, most recently working as a children’s picture book illustrator. A few of the books Dan has illustrated are The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes; God Bless Your Way; A Christmas Journey; and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
Christmas Train by Monson

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 12/31/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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