Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blog Tour: Crazy, Stupid Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts Review & Giveaway!


Hello All!  Welcome to this tour stop for 

Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance by Shellee Roberts

Presented by Entangled Teen Crush! 

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and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!






Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a kickass heroine, a boy so hot he’ll make you shiver, and a falling-in-love story fit for the big screen. You’ll want to settle in and have the popcorn ready.

After Mariely Hinojosa and Cabot Wheeler both break up with their significant others at the same party, Mariely sees a way to get even with both of their exes. Everyone knows that the best way to get over a breakup is a hookup—a fake hookup, that is. Three weeks, all fun, no strings, and definitely no heartbreak at the end.

But somewhere between the sweet hand-holding and melt-your-mind kisses, their fake relationship starts to feel less like an act and more like the real thing…but Mariely’s a free-spirited girl from the other side of the tracks, and Cabot’s the hot trust-fund guy from the Hills.

They’d never work for real…

Mariely and Cabot Book 1 of 3

Mariely and Cabot Book 2 coming Winter 2017



Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance (Creative HeArts, #3)
by Shellee Roberts
Release Date: April. 18, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush



My Review


What a great light read! Sometimes I just crave a book with so much life, character, and just young love... and this was exactly that. Getting caught up in a book that brings so much hope, getting caught up in dreams, and a sweet romance can lighten any day. Shellee Roberts did a great job!

Mariely! What a beautiful name! It fit her perfectly too! Her character was different, but full of life and dreams. Her sense of style was spectacular to the point where I wanted a pencil skirt and heels too... and the red dress? PLEASE.... so perfect! So enough about her wardrobe, that was only part of what I loved about Mariely! She evolved beautifully from beginning to end. Taking chances, risks, and putting herself out there was difficult because she was so used to acting like someone else... someone safe. Only Cabot could bring her out of her safe zone.

Oh and Cabot? Yup... swooon! The guy who is like crazy hot, with the crazy-witch girlfriend? Don't they usually have one of those? But who could resist the artsy-painter-rich-kid-with-a-Porche, with the deep blue eyes and Daddy issues? Count me out! Just my type!

The idea of a fauxmance has been done before, but what guy wouldn't mind putting on that kind of performance?! Pretend to be in a relationship with a hot guy? At that age... you bet! I think I may have done that sort of thing once to get someone jealous when I was young, crazy and stupid!

So this was a really fun read for me. I read it in one sitting and was left wanting more! I look forward to the next installment of Mariely and Cabot!! 


About the Author

There are three things (besides her family) that Shellee loves more than Netflix: Dr. Pepper, OTPs, and book boyfriends (I’m looking at you, Gilbert Blythe).

Shellee has been told that her life goal as a writer should be to win prestigious awards that will grant her literary immortality, but as an OG ‘shipper (like, seriously, Tad and Dixie--my first hardcore ship) all she really wants is to create two characters that people love so much they give them a cool mashup name.

Shellee spends her days living the dream with her family in Austin, Texas--and by living the dream she means waking up at the crack of dawn to go to work, chauffeur, walk dogs, do dishes, and fold laundry. At night she gets down to to real business, basking in the warm, blue glow of her computer screen and bringing the stories in her head to life on the page...or watching Veronica and Logan fan videos on YouTube till 2am.

Tomorrow she’s definitely going to kick that procrastination problem to the curb.





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Cover Reveal of The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay!!

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Welcome to the cover reveal for
The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
presented by Tantrum Books!
Be on the look out for this upcoming MG title!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
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This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny isn’t very pleased.
But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruari, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending.
The Princess Bride meets Vikings in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and – of course – true love. Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s debut middle grade novel, THE EXTREMELY EPIC VIKING TALE OF YONDERSAAY, is a humorous and heartwarming story for readers ages 9+.
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The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie Publication Date: Sept. 27, 2016 Publisher: Tantrum Books
 
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Irish actor and writer Aoife Lennon-Ritchie studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, the Universita di Catania in Italy, University College Dublin in Ireland, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Aoife holds diplomas, degrees and a Masters in the multiple fields of business and information technology, English and classic literature, theatre and creative writing; she looks forward to doing her PhD in Film and Media. Always searching for new adventures, Aoife has lived in the UK, France, Greece, Italy, and several US cities, including Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh. She speaks three (and a half) languages. Although she was once an investment banker, she much prefers acting, fencing, writing, and being a mum. She currently lives in Cape Town with her handsome husband and two small children.
 
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Emerge by Tobie Easton RELEASE DAY CELEBRATION

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Happy Release Day to
Emerge by Tobie Easton!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Tobie!
 
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Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas.
So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?
That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay than ever. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
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Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1) by Tobie Easton Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
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Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books at www.TobieEaston.com.
 
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Dark Touch by Aimee L. Salter



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary:

Tully isn’t alone in her skin. Whenever she touches someone, they feel everything she feels. All her ugliness. All her darkness. All her pain.
The only thing she wants is to be left alone—and to finally get out of her small Oregon town.

But then she meets Chris. He’s everything she’s not. Light. Trusting. Innocent. And he wants Tully.

Tully knows she should spare him the heartache of being with her. But when he touches her, she’s not sure she’ll have the strength to push him away...

From the author of Every Ugly Word comes a poignant, emotionally raw story about the violence that plays out behind closed doors and the all-consuming passion of first love.


“My feelings. Whenever anyone touches my hands they feel what I feel.”

So dark really means dark... even for young adult books. I usually go for the easy reads when it comes to YA, so this was a lot more difficult to get through. I am torn as to if I would want my teens to read a book with abuse, drugs, and sex.... But there is a lot they could learn by reading a book like this.

I was impressed by the character building. Tully (Tulip) builds walls around herself to keep everyone out. She has too many secrets and is damaged and broken to let people in. She has a supernatural way of letting her emotions slip to others unwillingly. She is afraid to let others see her and her dark home environment.

Chris is the epitome of the typical all american boy, a great homelife, and guy who stays away from trouble. He is drawn in to Tully and falls for her even with her dark appearance, and mysterious personality.

As their relationship grows, they learn valuable lessons in each other. They learn the value of trust, forgiveness, and love. It was a heart wrenching journey for both characters and I felt it right along with them.

Even through the tough and darkness of this book, I would recommend this to older teens and young adults to make them aware of the problems teens face today. These situations are real, but we can come together to help.

Thanks to Net-Galley for the chance to review this book.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cover Reveal of Unknown by Wendy Higgins

I am so excited to be a part of this big 
Cover Reveal 
for 
Wendy Higgins
Author of one of my favorite series, Sweet Evil. 


UNKNOWN
by Wendy Higgins
Apocalyptic Sci-Fi NA Romance
Coming August 16, 2016

Blurb:
Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technological communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

Another exciting detail is Wendy Higgins just uploaded TODAY, unedited chapters of UNKNOWN on her Wattpad account for people to preview! Here is the link to her Wattpad account: https://www.wattpad.com/user/WendyHigginsWrites

ALSO....

Learn about the origins of the story in this blog post: http://www.wendyhigginswrites.com/2016/02/diving-into-new-adult-world.html


Author Bio:
Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology The Great Hunt, and her independently published Irish fantasy, See Me. She is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and doggie Rue. 
Wendy earned a bachelor's in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Life In the Lucky Zone Blog Tour & Giveaway!




I am so excited to announce I am part of
Life in the Lucky Zone (Zone #2
by Patricia B. Tighe
BLOG TOUR
presented by Swoon Romance and
hosted by Chapter by Chapter!





Life in the Lucky Zone (The Zone #2)
by Patricia B. Tighe
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Taylor has been living a charmed life—always the lead in school plays, possessor of a healthy entourage and a hot boyfriend. But halfway through her junior year, the unthinkable happens. Her boyfriend dumps her. She screws up her audition for the spring play. And to top it all off, her theater teacher wants her to run lines with Trey Berger, a gamer guy who irritates her practically every time he opens his mouth. Lindsey needs to find some better luck and quick.

Trey Berger can barely tolerate Lindsey Taylor. It’s bad enough that their best friends are dating and he has to see Lindsey at group hangouts. Now they have to rehearse together. Berger would rather do just about anything else, even chill with his grandmother, whose dementia has forced her to move in with his family.

But as the semester continues, Berger discovers there’s more to Lindsey than the drama queen persona she puts on for everyone else’s benefit. And the person behind the mask might be someone he cares about. A lot. So what exactly is he going to do about it?

And while Lindsey desperately tries to change her luck and heal from the breakup, she slowly realizes Berger has become her best friend. This video-game-playing boy makes her laugh. And holds her when she cries. Could he possibly become something more?




My Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading the first book in the series, I wasn't sure I was going to like this one because I felt like I already knew Berger and Lindsey. I wasn't sure I wanted to read more about this girl, who I felt was just not a nice person at all. But I figured there had to be reasons on why she was the way she was and I was willing to give this book a shot. I am so glad I did.

I think we all have known someone like Lindsey... High maintenance, bossy, acts like she doesn't care what people think, needs everyone's attention... Well, I sure have. Deep down I have always known there are deep issues with people like this. They have their insecurities and feel as though they have to be a certain way to keep from getting hurt. In this book, Tighe really brings to light just how broken Lindsey is, not only that, but in Trey Berger as well.

While the story line went along smoothly, I felt there were places where it just dragged on a little. But overall, I enjoyed the character building. There was a lot of growth in each of the characters, especially Lindsey, which I was hoping for. But the chemistry between Berger and Lindsey just grew and grew. It takes talent to bring such good feels to a budding relationship, feeling a kiss like you are experiencing it yourself, and have it be enough.

I appreciate a good clean read like this one. One that I can pass along to others, especially young adults and teens knowing this is a great, wholesome, sweet teen romance.


Author 


The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. Her love of the written word caused her to get a journalism degree from Texas A&M University in 1980 and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2008. When not writing or reading, she can be found walking the dogs or yelling at the TV during an NFL game. She's also a fan of British TV shows. Downton Abbey, anyone?




Excerpt 


With a weird sensation in my gut, I set the tea on the TV stand and then awkwardly put both arms around her. She turned her face into my chest and gripped my flannel shirt in her fists. I held her shaking body tighter, which seemed to make her cry even harder.

Well, this was fun. It looked like more comfort equaled more tears. Who knew? And why hadn’t that unnamed person ever told me? Jerk.

I had no freaking idea what to do next. Apparently Rose and Claire were right. Lindsey was in a lot of pain. Should I say something? Pat her on the back? I went for the easiest thing I could think of. I moved one hand to the back of her head and just held on. Some kind of citrusy scent floated up from her hair, and I had to swallow the urge to sneeze.

It must have been three minutes, but it felt more like three days before she stopped shaking in my arms. Then she shifted, resting her cheek against my chest. Her breathing began to slow. She wasn’t falling asleep, was she? But no. She let go of my shirt and slid her arm around my torso. Holy moly. How long was I expected to stay in this position? I mean, she was soft and everything, so holding her was nice, but we were only friends. If this went on much longer, it was bound to get seriously awkward. 

I had to do something. I started running my hand up and down her back. “You asleep?” I whispered.

“No.” She lifted her head and yawned.

I chuckled. “But you were close.”

She sighed. “Yeah, guess I was.” She straightened and pulled herself out of my arms.

“It’s okay.”

Her green eyes looked huge against her blotchy face. “You’re an amazingly good person.”

I tilted my head slowly from one side to the other. “Don’t say that.”

“Why not?”

“Because if you think like that, then you probably won’t argue with me. And I’d miss our fights.”

She smiled. “I promise to always fight with you.”

“Thank you.”

“Even though you’re amazingly good.”

“Shut up.”

This time she actually laughed.

I smiled. Good, no awkwardness. We’d gone back to the way we were before. I showed her to the restroom, then helped her get her stuff together and walked her to the car.

She tossed her purse and books into the front passenger seat and lifted her head as though she were steeling herself for the drive home. She smiled up at me. “Thanks, Dragon Boy,” she whispered, and then kissed me on the cheek.

Um, okay. My face tingled where her lips had touched. I held on to the door while she climbed in and then waved as she drove off.

Nope, nothing different at all. Right.


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