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Author Interview: Danielle Ellison - STORM

Author Interview: Danielle Ellison - STORM @DanielleEWrites

I’m beyond honored to host my friend Danielle Ellison on the blog today to celebrate the release of STORM, the sequel to SALT.

 

Summary:

Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others’ powers as she went through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter.…

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2014 Debut Authors Bash: Lisa Maxwell and SWEET UNREST

2014 Debut Authors Bash: Lisa Maxwell and SWEET UNREST @LisaMaxwellYA #debutauthorbash #giveaway

 

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I’m so happy to host the fabulous Lisa Maxwell for the 2014 Debut Authors Bash, hosted by the lovelies at Y.A. Reads.  Her book, SWEET UNREST, comes to you from Flux on 10/8/2014 and you’re not going to want to miss it.

 

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Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted…

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Blog Tour: HOOK’S REVENGE by Heidi Schulz

Blog Tour: HOOK’S REVENGE by Heidi Schulz @HeidiSchulz @maryannzi

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Today I am thrilled to host Heidi Schulz, author of HOOK’S REVENGE, published September 16th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion.  Heidi is going to share with you her playlist, which will most certainly get you in the mood to read her hilarious and full-of-adventure debut novel.  This is one I can’t wait to share with my daughter, who is a LOT like Jocelyn!

Pirates in stories tend to love singing…

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Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

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When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is the mutilated body of Homeless Dave, one of Mycroft’s numerous eccentric friends. But Mycroft’s passion for forensics leads him to realize that something about the scene isn’t right–and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.

While Watts battles her…

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Movie Review: If I Stay

There is no doubt, a lot of comparison between this YA book-to-movie adaptation and one that came out earlier this year.  I’m going to put it out there right now and say that I enjoyed the move If I Stay more than The Fault in Our Stars.  In book form, though, I do prefer TFIOS.

I liked, but did not love, the novel If I Stay.  My biggest issue was with the main character, Mia, and how we never…

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Afterworlds By Scott Westerfeld

Afterworlds By Scott Westerfeld

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Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a…

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TTT - We’ve Read One, but Need More!

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is authors we’ve read one book by, but need more!

1. Elizabeth Wein. I’ve read CODE NAME VERITY and had the biggest book hangover. It was so brilliant, but it also made my heart ache, so I’m going to wait a bit before diving into her other books. But I plan on diving eventually.

2. Karen Foxlee- The book of hers I’ve read is THE ANATOMY OF WINGS. I’m totally hooked on…

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Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

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On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces…

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Priya in Heels by Ayesha Patel

Priya in Heels by Ayesha Patel @ByAyeshaPatel @entangledpub

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Love doesn’t conquer all…does it?

Priyanka Patel is the epitome of an obedient daughter. She’s finishing up her medical residency at one of Houston’s busiest emergency departments, and has agreed—albeit reluctantly—to marry the man her family has chosen for her. The only thing that can derail the “perfect” life laid out before her is the sexy musician down the hall who wants into her…

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Make It Right by Megan Erickson

Summary:

Max Payton lives by two rules:
Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.

When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.

Lea Travers avoids guys like Max – cocky…

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