Cover Reveal/ Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol

 

Hello Readers! Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol!

Be on the lookout for this upcoming title from

Inkspell Publishing!

 

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A girl looking for a way out.

Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with secrets to keep. Dangerous secrets that if made public would destroy her, her family, and her father’s reign. Then she meets Hawk.

A boy looking to be a hero.

Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, has his own family secrets. Deadly secrets that have haunted him since he was fifteen. But instead of fighting the ghosts of his past, Hawk has assembled a group of misfit hackers and thieves to save the future from the corrupt government of New America and the mysterious virus that is killing off its citizens. But trying to do the right thing is tough when the person you really want to save is your enemy’s daughter.

A love that could kill them both.

Powerful forces keep them apart, but coming together could be the key to saving New America from destruction—even though it may cost both their lives.

A near-future YA biopunk retelling of Robin Hood.

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Available for pre-order:
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Scarlett Kol grew up in Northern Manitoba reading books and writing stories about creatures that make you want to sleep with the lights on. As an adult, she’s still a little afraid of the dark. Scarlett now lives just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two boys, but if you need to find her she’s likely freezing at the hockey rink.

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Review/ Breaking The Ice by Julie Cross

Published by Entangled Teen Source: ARC From Publisher, Book From Tour Company

Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2)
by Julie Cross
Publication Date:  December 26, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The second book in the Juniper Falls series from NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Cross, perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Abbi Glines.

Haley Stevenson seems like she’s got it all together: cheer captain, “Princess” of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she’s struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she’s sworn them off completely until college.

Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He’s always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he’s finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner.

But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who’s ready to break all the rules.

I was  thrilled to find out that I was accepted to take part in the blog tour for Julie Cross’s second book Breaking The Ice. I quickly have to thank Entangled Teen and Chapter By Chapter Blog Tour for allowing me to take part.

After reading the first book Off The Ice, I was excited to know that there was more to come and to continue this series. If you follow me on social media you will know that I am a hockey mom to a 14 year old son (Bantam) and a hockey manager for a midget team that my son is a call up for. We have been in the minor hockey world for 6 years now. So getting to read books that are around hockey has been fun to read.

Breaking The Ice takes place in a little town called Juniper Falls in Minnesota where life is centered around hockey. Everyone in Juniper Falls is obsessed with hockey. I think this is a town I need to go to.

Since this is a second book I won’t get too much into. Both books are stand alones in the series but you will get a brief introduction to characters.

Our main characters are Haley and Fletcher. Haley is the Queen Bee of the school. She is captain of the cheerleaders and reigning princess. She is the popular girl at school and her only interest is cheerleading more then she does about school and as luck would have it she is forced to do summer school. Something she isn’t keen on doing. She needs to pass or else. Failing is not an option for her. Its not in her vocabulary.

Now Fletcher is a hockey player who likes to keep his head down. He keeps to himself. When Fletcher’s cousin finds out that Fletcher is going to summer school for extra credit and that he will be with Haley he begs his cousin to put in a good word for him because he has been crushing on Haley. Pretty soon he finds himself seated behind her and being her assignment partner. Thinking this couldn’t work out any better for Cole he agrees. I loved Cole he was too cute.

As Haley and Fletcher begin to work together she realizes that there is more to this  tall dark handsome boy then he lets on and that there is a something mysterious about him. I think she knew he would be the perfect partnery to work with but she soon realizes that if she wants to pass she has to work for it and I think I loved this about Fletcher he didn’t give her the easy way out.

I really enjoyed reading this and its definitely different from the first book. This was a quick read and the perfect one to read during Christmas.

Looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

 

Blog Tour/ Breaking The Ice by Julie Cross

Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2)

by Julie Cross

Publication Date:  December 26, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

The second book in the Juniper Falls series from NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Julie Cross, perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Abbi Glines.

Haley Stevenson seems like she’s got it all together: cheer captain, “Princess” of Juniper Falls, and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she’s struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Repeating her Civics class during summer school is her chance to Get Things Done, not angst over boys. In fact, she’s sworn them off completely until college.

Fletcher Scott is happy to keep a low profile around Juniper Falls. He’s always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team and moonlighting at a job that would make his grandma blush. Suddenly, though, he’s finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner.

But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who’s ready to break all the rules.

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34921587-breaking-the-ice

Purchase Links:

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

Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-breaking-the-ice-by-julie-cross-presented-by-entangled-teen/

Other Books In the Series:

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25538649-off-the-ice

About The Author:

Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin’s Press). She’s also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, Chasing Truth, Off the Ice and many more to come! Julie Cross was a longtime resident of central Illinois but has recently moved her entire family across the country to continue her academic studies at Stanford University.

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Book Spotlight/ Poppies for Christmas

 

Poppies for Christmas by Stacy Renée Keywell
Publication Date:  November 16, 2016
Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing, LLC

A celebration of love without labels. It’s easy to be brave with you by my side!

Popular DJ Dexx finds himself positively smitten by the precociously pristine Poppy Paris. Too bad she’s already taken by an older boy, Declan Davies, a beautiful model with a thriving career, and a perfect family. By a dreamful stroke of chance, Dexx finds himself invited to spend Christmas at the Davies home by a gorgeous girl, granting him the opportunity to pursue the precious Poppy. But in his quest to win her over, he unlocks a world of imperfection and insecurity, where people are picked on for their disabilities, speech, appearance, and eccentricities. For Poppy and her friends, love trumps labels, and everyone deserves a brave friend to stand by their side. What gifts will Dexx discover this Christmas? Will he ultimately find true love, or will he discover something even greater?

You are invited to read a powerful story about living with autism, but not letting it define you, about being bullied, but carrying on with determination and grit, and about having dreams, but not giving up in the face of adversity. Come celebrate something beautiful with Poppies for Christmas.

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32994378-poppies-for-christmas

Purchase Links:

BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | TBD

Link to Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-poppies-for-christmas-by-stacy-renee-keywell/  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Stacy Renée Keywell lives a life of fabulous clichés. She enjoys asking rhetorical questions, and speaking redundantly. Stacy works hard at telling bad jokes, dancing oddly yet awesomely, and making up amazing new words in hopes that they will one day find their way into the dictionary. She strives to love without labels. She vows to bravely stand by the sides of those who need her, especially her two daughters. Stacy, her husband, and her children live in Michigan in a quaint house in the woods.

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Giveaway Details:

• One (1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card (INT)

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Review/ The Heartbreak Cure

The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby
Publication Date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen: Crush

How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.

Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.

Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.

Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she’s fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a swoony bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive…

I quickly have to thank Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours for allowing me to be on this book tour and for graciously sending me a copy of the book to read for my review today.

I am so happy that I got the chance to read and review this because Amanda Ashby is a new to me author that I haven’t read up until today and after reading this I am curious to read more by her.

This was a super fun and quick read that I almost devoured in a day. I love reading books like this and I had a hard time to put it down when I had to.

Our main character is Cat who use to by just your typical high school girl but over the summer she got humiliated by her ex boyfriend on Youtube and dreads having to go back to school in the fall.  She needs to come up with a plan to show everyone at school especially the school’s newspaper editor that she is fine and this was just a bump in the road.

Enter next door neighbor, Alex. She convinces  him to be her pretend boyfriend out in public so that people will just get over her and move on to something else. Little does she realize but Alex has always liked Cat but never told her. I think deep down he know he would never be good enough for him and why risk a friendship. Will Cat feel the same way? Will she feel the same way in the end?

I loved reading this and watching the budding relationship forming and deep down you know Alex isn’t as bad as he seems. You can’t help but root for something to happen.

Reading this I realized that no matter the generation kids are still cruel and mean to each other. Looking back I don’t think I would survive being a kid in this generation with all the modern technology that is out there at least back in the day we had to relay on gossip and rumors with no proof to back it up.

If your looking for a light fun read then I have to recommend this.

Book Spotlight/ The Heartbreak Cure

 

 

The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby
Publication Date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen: Crush

How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.

Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.

Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.

Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she’s fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a swoony bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive…

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36476507-the-heartbreak-cure

Purchase Links:

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

Link to Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-the-heartbreak-cure-by-amanda-ashby/

About the Author:

Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture. She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age.  Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

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Giveaway Details:

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Review/ The November Girl

Review/ The November GirlThe November Girl by Lydia Kang
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 7th 2017
Pages: 340
Goodreads

**A November Goodreads Best Book of the Month!**
I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.
Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.
"Three-dimensional vividness...An emotional and dramatic tale of an otherworldly relationship."--KIRKUS REVIEWS

Before getting into my review I just have to thank Entangled Teen for sending me a copy of the book so that I could read and review it for my tour stop with Chapter By Chapter Book Tours.

This is going to be another book that I have to watch what I write so this could be a short and sweet review. I don’t want to spoil it for you in case you want to read it and I hope you will. This was a fantastic book, The writing was beautiful and descriptive. At times I felt like I was a part of the book and I love books like that.

I just have to say that this book tackles a lot of social issues so be prepared as it seems like its all discussed in this book from self harm, abuse etc. This was in no means a light read.

I have to say right away that I was a little confused at first because I wasn’t quite sure what to make of Ande and who/what she was because her father is human and her mother is a lake. Yes a lake. How is that possible? That alone I wanted to know more about. As the story progresses you learn a lot about Ande and I grew to love her.

The November Girl is told in alternating points of view from Ande and Hector so you are able to find out more about each character and I like that.

Hector is 17 years old who does not live the ideal life and my heart broke for him. Hector is a mix of Korean and African American. His mother has chosen to live in Korea and has sent Hector to live with his dad but his dad is in the military so he is living with his uncle. His uncle doesn’t view him as a human basically because all he sees is the money. In order for Hector to deal with things he self harms. Feeling like he has no where to go he decides to run away until his 18th birthday to the Isle Royale because he knows once winter comes the island is deserted and he can be alone.

What can I say about Ande? She is definitely mysterious and intriguing. Ande has lived on Isle Royale all her life. Ande lives on the island with her  her father and tries to live a normal life but once November rolls around she is itching to be who she truly is. She is that the November storm that wrecks havoc on sailors and sinks their ships. She has to do this so that the she/the island can survive.

I loved watching the relationship between Ande and Hector grow. It was so sweet and innocent. It was nice to see that even though they are both broken and similar that they are different at the same time. If that makes sense?

What can I say about this book? I really enjoyed it and it was definitely a change of pace from what I have been reading. This was not a fast paced book, but it was something that was mysterious and kept you on the edge of your seat forcing you to keep reading.

Isn’t the cover gorgeous?