Blog Tour/ Me and Me

About the Book:

Title: ME AND ME
Author: Alice Kuipers
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: KCP Loft

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 248

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It’s a perfect day for Lark’s dream date with Alec from school. Blue skies, clear water, a canoe on the lake. Alec even brought flowers for Lark’s birthday. Everything is just right … until they hear screams from the edge of the water.

Annabelle, a little girl Lark used to babysit, is struggling in the reeds. When Lark and Alec dive in to help her, Alec hits his head on a rock. Now Annabelle and Alec are both in trouble, and Lark can only save one of them.

With that split-second decision, Lark’s world is torn in two, leaving her to cope with the consequences of both choices. She lives two lives, two selves. But which is the right life, and which is the real Lark?

Me and Me is about how it feels to be torn in pieces, and how to make two halves whole again. This mind-bending novel from Alice Kuipers, expert chronicler of the teenage heart, explores loss and love, music and parkour, all while navigating the narrow space between fantasy and reality.

About Alice:

Alice Kuipers is the author of the debut novel Life on the Refrigerator Door, an award-winning Young Adult/Adult crossover published to rave reviews in 32 countries and told entirely in post-it notes written by a mother and her daughter. Named a New York Times Book for the Teen Age, Life on the Refrigerator Door has won or been short listed for numerous prizes, including the Redbridge Book Award, the Sheffield Libraries Choice Award, the Grand Prix de Viarmes, the Saskatchewan First Book Award, the Salt Lake City County Library System Reader’s Choice Award, and the Carnegie Medal.

Alice’s second novel, The Worst Thing She Ever Did (published in the US as Lost for Words), won the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile / YA Crime Book; was short listed for the White Pine Award; and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year selection for 2011. The Worst Thing She Ever Did has been sold in 9 territories and praised as “gorgeous, heart-ripping, important” (Voices of Young Adults).

40 Things I Want To Tell You, was published in Canada by HarperCollins in 2012. The book has been praised as “funny and totally up to date” by the Canadian Review of Materials, and “crisp and effective” by the Winnipeg Free Press. Rights have been sold in Germany, Greece, Denmark and Croatia.

The Death of Us, came out in 2014 to great reviews, and was a CLA Listed Book. It’s been described as a quick and turbulent read, The Death of Us is a brilliant coming-of-age novel with a sharpened corkscrew of a twist that will leave readers breathless.

Most recently, Alice’s YA novel, Me and Mewas published in 2017. It was described by Bif Naked as mesmerising.


Alice has a brand new chapter book series with Chronicle Press starting wit the first book: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book, an Amazon best book of the month, described by Booklist as a book that: Brings the imagination to life.

Alice is also writing a memoir about teenager Carley Allison with Kids Can Press. She has had stories produced for CBC and essays published in Bristol Review of Books and Easy Living magazine. She has blogged for Today’s Parent, and The Huffington Post.

Alice’s has two picture books with Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Violet and Victor write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book, and Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale.

Alice’s work is published in 34 countries.

Born and raised in London, England, Alice now lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with her partner, the writer Yann Martel, and their four young children.

 

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Giveaway Details:
3 Winners will receive a finished copy of ME AND ME, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/24/2018- Twirling Book Princess Excerpt

9/25/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

9/26/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

9/27/2018- Oh Hey! Books.– Review

9/28/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

Week Two:

10/1/2018- Rhythmicbooktrovert– Review

10/2/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

10/3/2018- CoffeeCocktailsandBooks Blog– Review

10/4/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

10/5/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

Book Blitz/ The Witch of Will Hall

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy Fiction (YA Friendly)
Release Date: October 2nd 2018
Graydon House Books (Harlequin)

Summary:

Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.

Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.

New Oldbury, 1821

In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.

The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.

All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…

 
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Advance Praise:
“Hester Fox’s THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL offers a fascinating location, a great plot with history and twists, and characters that live and breathe. I love the novel, and will be looking forward to all new works by this talented author!” –Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author
 
“Beautifully written, skillfully plotted, and filled with quiet terror, readers will devour this absorbing, Gothic tale of romance and suspense. Perfect for fans of Simone St James and Kate Morton.” — Anna Lee Huber, the national bestselling author of the historical Lady Darby Mysteries
 
“Beautifully written, with an intriguing plot full of suspense and mystery, The Witch of Willow Hall will cast a spell over every reader.” — Lisa Hall, author of Tell Me No Lies and Between You and Me
 
“I was entranced by this intriguing and spellbinding novel with its messages of love and loyalty and being true to who you really are. I hope Hester Fox goes on to write many more such novels–I for one will be buying them.” — Kathleen McGurl, author of The Girl from Ballymor 
 
“With its sense of creeping menace and chilling undertones, this compelling story had me gripped from the first page. The vividly drawn characters cast their spell so convincingly, I couldn’t stop reading until I discovered what happened to them. A wonderful debut novel.”–Linda Finlay, author of The Flower Seller
 

Excerpt

THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL by Hester Fox
“It’s too hot for coffee,” Emeline announces suddenly, even though she’s not allowed to have a sip of the beverage. “It’s too hot for dresses and shoes and hair and fingernails. It’s too hot for stockings and feathers and fur.”
Mr. Barrett and Father break off their conversation, and si­lence falls over the parlor. Mother shoots our guests an apolo­getic look and then a pleading one at Emeline. “I’m so sorry. It’s past her bedtime and she’s getting tired.”
But Emeline isn’t done. She’s goes over to Mr. Barrett and looks up at him. “It’s too hot,” she repeats. “And I’m not tired at all. There’s a pond behind the house, did you know? I want to go to the pond and see the mermaids.”
I should take her upstairs to bed, but I don’t move. Mr. Bar­rett is looking down at her with a queer expression, a crease between his brows. She takes his hand in hers. His aren’t ta­pered and elegant like Cyrus’s; Mr. Barrett’s hands are capa­ble, strong, and Emeline’s hand completely disappears in his. “Please, let’s go to the pond where it’s cool and we can swim with the mermaids. I want to go play with the little boy at the pond.”
“What little boy? What on earth are you talking about, Emmy?” But Emeline ignores Mother’s question and her lip begins to tremble when it becomes clear that she isn’t going to get her way.
By this time even Catherine and Mr. Pierce have paused in their giggles and whispers and both are staring. Crimson spreads over Catherine’s face. “Really, Emeline. Leave poor Mr. Barrett alone.”
Mother gets up slowly, and I can tell she doesn’t have the energy for this. “It’s dark out, Emmy. And Mr. Pierce and Mr. Barrett have business to discuss with your father.” She reaches out to take her hand, but Emeline dives out of her grasp.
I’m mortified. I understand Emeline, but Mr. Barrett will never return to our house if she behaves like this. I try to catch her attention, but she misses the cautioning look.
“I don’t want to go to bed!” I’ve never seen Emeline in such a pout before. She must be tired beyond reason, and the heat certainly isn’t helping. Hands clenched at her sides, she looks as if she’s on the verge of bursting into tears. But instead she just stomps her little foot.
But just as her foot comes down on the carpet, both doors slam shut with a great bang.
Mother jumps, Catherine lets out a little cry and Father’s eyebrows look as if they are about to fly off his face. The room goes silent, the only movement the residual wobbling of a vase on the table.
We all look at each other. Even Emeline looks surprised, because if we didn’t know better, it was almost as if she caused the doors to fly shut with her foot.
Father is the first to speak. He clears his throat and glances around. “Must be the wind,” he mumbles. “You think you have a house built new and it wouldn’t be full of drafts and loose doors, but I suppose there’s no such thing as peace of mind in New England construction.”
Mother is quick to agree with him, and Mr. Pierce gives a dubious nod. But we all know that there was no breeze, that it’s been so still that a feather would have hardly quivered, let alone two doors slamming. No one wants to say so though at the risk of frightening Emeline.
 

About the Author

Hester comes to writing from a background in museum work and historical archaeology. She loves the Gothic, the lurid, the dark…so long as the ending is a happy one. She has never seen a ghost, though she remains hopeful.

Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband. THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL is her first novel.

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Blog Tour / Taming


About the Book:

Title: TAMING

Author: A.K. Koonce

Pub. Date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: A.K. Koonce

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 217

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

 

What’s worse than insufferable dragon shifters?

Insufferable dragon shifters who think it’s ‘immoral’ to sell dragons.

It’s just my luck that the magical dragons I found would be three asshole shifters. The trade value of dragons just went up too. And when I mention selling at least one of the men to cover my investment, they throw little tantrums like I asked them to give their souls or something.

Ungrateful little creatures are what they are.

I have my own problems. My own secrets. These men are not what I need in my life right now. To top it off, they’re on the hunt for a dangerous Mage.

Just wait until they find out the Mage they’re hunting is actually me …

This is a Reverse Harem series containing M/M themes. Recommended for readers 18 and over.

About A.K.:

A.K. Koonce is a USA Today best-selling author. She’s a mom by day and a fantasy and paranormal romance author by night. She keeps the fantastical stories in her mind on an endless loop, while she tries her best to focus on her actual life and not that of the spectacular but demanding fictional characters who always fill her thoughts.

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Giveaway Details:

 

1 winner will win a TAMING Keychain, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Excerpt

10/2/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/3/2018- BookHounds Excerpt

10/4/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

10/5/2018- Random Bookish Banter– Review

 

Week Two:

10/8/2018- Parajunkee Excerpt

10/9/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

10/10/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

10/11/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

10/12/2018- Book Briefs– Review

 

Blog Tour/ A Heart in a Body in the World

 

About The Book:

Title: A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD

Author: Deb Caletti

Pub. Date: September 18, 2018

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Formats: Hatdcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 368

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

 

When everything has been taken from you, what else is there to do but run?

So that’s what Annabelle does—she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. She’s not ready to think about the why yet, just the how—muscles burning, heart pumping, feet pounding the earth. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person—The Taker—that haunts her.

Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team), Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Her cross-country run gains media attention and she is cheered on as she crosses state borders, and is even thrown a block party and given gifts. The support would be nice, if Annabelle could escape the guilt and the shame from what happened back home. They say it isn’t her fault, but she can’t feel the truth of that.

Through welcome and unwelcome distractions, she just keeps running, to the destination that awaits her. There, she’ll finally face what lies behind her—the miles and love and loss…and what is to come.

About Deb:

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include The Nature of Jade, Stay, The Last Forever, Essential Maps for the Lost, and Honey, Baby Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include He’s Gone, The Secrets She Keeps, and her most recent release, What’s Become of Her.

 

Deb grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now lives with her family in Seattle.

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Giveaway Details:

3 Winners will receive a A HEART IN A BODY IN THE WORLD, US Only.

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/17/2018- Novel Ink Interview

9/18/2018- BookHounds YA– Review

9/19/2018- Moonlight Rendezvous– Review

9/20/2018- What A Nerd Girl Says– Review

9/21/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

 

Week Two:

9/24/2018- The Pages In-Between– Review

9/25/2018- Books Coffee and Repeat– Review

9/26/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Review

9/27/2018- Book-Keeping– Review

9/28/2018- Do You Dog-ear?– Review

 

Week Three:

10/1/2018- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/2/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review

10/3/2018- Utopia State of Mind– Review

10/4/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt

10/5/2018- Stuck in Books– Review

 

Week Four:

10/8/2018- The Reading Corner for All– Review

10/9/2018- stainedspines– Review

10/10/2018- Jessica’s Reading Room– Excerpt

10/11/2018- Two points of interest– Review

10/12/2018- The Crafty Book Nerd– Review

Blog Ahead Begins Today

I was super excited to see that The Herd Presents is once again doing the Blog Ahead. I mentioned this earlier in September that I would be taking part so that I could have a supply of blog posts either scheduled or ready to schedule at a moments notice if I needed it.

It begins October 1st and lasts until November 1st. So the gist of this blog ahead is to have at least a min of 31 scheduled post on hand. So currently I have 12 scheduled posts right now so add another 31 (days in the month) so I should end up with 43 scheduled posts by the time November 1st rolls around. Is this possible? Of course anything is possible and currently I have 11  in drafts that I are currently in the process of working on or not finished so this is the time to get them done.

My goal during this Blog Ahead is to get some Christmas post scheduled and some much need reviews written up. I have a list that I am currently working on.

If you want to take part all you have to do is sign up HERE… I believe you can still sign up.

 

Hello October

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2018 ARCtober Reading Challenge-Book Goals-

Earlier this month I posted that I was going to take part in the ARCtober Reading Challenge being hosted by  KimberlyFayeReads  Brittany & Elizabeth’s Book Boutique ,Samantha @ The Book Disciple and Nancy @ Tales of the Ravenous Reader . You have until October 5th to sign up, just click on one of the bloggers names to take you to the sign up page.

As I was sitting here trying to write up this post I realized that my reading goals for October are huge and not sure I will be able to get to them all but I am really hoping that I can make a dent in my stash. Every little bit helps right? One book at a time.

I thought I would share some of the ARC’s that I am hoping to read in October and you might see that the first four are featured in my TBR for October and that is because those were sent from publishers and I really want to get to those first and then my older arcs will follow.

Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night DoorLulu The Broadway MouseCaveboy Dave: Not So Faboo

Jack Of Hearts (and Other Parts)The Nest: A NovelThe Girl With The Wrong Name

Foxcraft #1: The TakenVoyagers: Project Alpha (book1)Upside-Down Magic #1: Upside Down Magic

Took: A Ghost Story

Since I didn’t get to finish these arc’s in September I am carrying them over to this month:

  1. All The Things That Could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster (currently reading this still) 
  2. Rule by Ellen Goodlett
  3. The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman

I know its seems like a lot but I am hoping that since a few of the books are under 250 pages that I can breeze through them.

Have you read any of these books?