MTMC Tour: On Thin Ice

Posted March 3, 2019 by Emily in Blog Tour, Events and Features / 2 Comments

MTMC Tour: On Thin Ice

MTMC Tour: On Thin IceOn Thin Ice by Julie Cross
Series: Juniper Falls #3
Published by Entangled: Teen on February 26, 2019
Genres: romance, Young Adult
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

Brooke Parker never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls, Minnesota. Of course, she also never expected to lose her dad. Or for her mom to lose herself. Brooke feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls hockey. Juniper Falls girls’ hockey, that is.

Jake Hammond, current prince of Juniper Falls, captain of the hockey team, and player with the best chance of scoring it big, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured, sitting on the sidelines, and―shocking even to him―finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team.

As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas, and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. But to Jake, hockey’s never just been a game. It’s his whole life. And leveraging the game for a shot at their future might be more than he can give.

Each book in the Juniper Falls series is STANDALONE:* Off the Ice* Breaking the Ice* On Thin Ice

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’m not usually one for YA Romances, but this one is the exception to the rule. I loved this book! I read it in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. I thought this book was sweet and slow and perfect. Plus I loved how the author tackled hazing. It was sensitive and realistic.

I feel like a whole new genre has opened up for me. I’ve always stuck with fantasies but I loved this book so much, I’ve already ordered the first 2 from amazon. I’m going to devour those too.

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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, and many more to come!

Julie lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. She’s a lover of books, devouring several novels a week, especially in the young adult and new adult genres.

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What We Buried Tour

Posted February 26, 2019 by Emily in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

What We Buried TourWhat We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on February 26, 2019
Genres: mystery, Thriller, Contemporary
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

Siblings Liv and Jory Brewer have grown up resenting one another. Liv—former pageant queen and reality-TV star—was groomed for a life in the spotlight, while her older brother Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. The only thing they have in common is contempt for their parents.

Now Liv is suing her mom and dad for emancipation, and Jory views the whole thing as yet another attention-getting spectacle. But on the day of the hearing, their parents mysteriously vanish, and the siblings are forced to work together. Liv feels certain she knows where they are and suspects that Jory knows more than he’s telling . . . which is true.

What starts as a simple overnight road trip soon takes a turn for the dangerous and surreal. And as the duo speeds through the deserts of Nevada, brother and sister will unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book was so good! I didn’t know what to think of it. At first it seems very straightforward. Liv and Jory are mad at the world and more specifically, their parents. Liv feels like participating in pageants has ruined her life. Jory feels that he wasn’t a priority in his family and that his family spent the money that could have paid for a life changing surgery for him on his sister’s pageants. Both of them are bitter and angry with their families for a different reason. Liv files a lawsuit against her parents and all the bad feelings come to a head at the courthouse the morning of the final judgement.

This was such a thriller! I had no idea what was going on. Jory and Liv’s point of view flipped back and forth between them. They were both unreliable narrators and it was so fun to watch them admit more and more of their past experiences as they began to trust each other.

Surprising and exciting! This is a must read if you like mysteries.

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About the Author

Kate A Boorman is an award-winning author from the Canadian prairies. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small town of Rimbey. She writes speculative fiction and has a mild obsession with abandoned places, memory, and the darkest parts of the forest.
Kate holds a MA in Dramatic Critical theory and a resume full of a bizarre assortment of jobs, from florist to accordion accompanist to “person-who-held-the-drywall-sheet-in-place”. She has participated as a guest and presenter at a variety of Festivals and Conferences in Western Canada.
Kate usually lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family. Right now she’s living in a faraway land, where there are many baguettes.


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Warrior of the Wild and Interview with Trisha Levenseller

Warrior of the Wild and Interview with Trisha Levenseller

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller Published by Feiwel & Friends on February 26, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Pages: 336 Format: Paperback Source: the publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads How do you kill a god? As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Interview I read an article all about your love of Pirates and the journey that you went on to get Daughter of the Pirate King published. Was the publication journey of Warrior of the Wild similar or different than your last duology? It was very different! Since I was already an established author, I didn’t have to write the whole book before attempting to sell it. I only had to write the first three chapters and a complete synopsis. The idea went to the same publisher that did Pirate King. By this point, I have a strong […]

Posted February 24, 2019 by Emily in Events and Features, interview / 0 Comments
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Cover Reveal: Whispers of Shadow and Flame

Cover Reveal: Whispers of Shadow and Flame

Published by St. Martin’s Press Genres: Fantasy Today we have the cover reveal tour for book 2 in L. Penelope’s Earthsinger Chronicles, Whispers of Shadow & Flame. The first book in the series, Song of Blood & Stone, was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 10 fantasy books of 2018! Check out the cover reveal and giveaway below! Title: Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles, Book 2) Author: L. Penelope Published by: St. Martin’s Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Genre: Fantasy   Book Description: The cursed will face the gods. They have nothing to lose. “A master class in fantasy world-building.” – TIME Magazine on Song of Blood & Stone The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. And life will drastically change for both kingdoms. Born with a deadly magic she cannot control, Kyara is forced to become an assassin. Known as the Poison Flame in the kingdom of Lagrimar, she is notorious and lethal, but secretly seeks freedom from both her untamed power and the blood spell that commands her. She is tasked with capturing the legendary rebel called the Shadowfox, but everything changes when she learns her target’s true identity. Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious […]

Posted February 21, 2019 by Emily in Cover Reveal, Events and Features / 0 Comments
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FFBC Tour: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

FFBC Tour: You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman Published by Sourcebooks Fire on March 5, 2019 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 288 Format: ebook Source: the publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Senior Ariel Stone is the perfect college applicant: first chair violin, dedicated community volunteer, and expected valedictorian. He works hard – really hard – to make his life look effortless. A failed Calculus quiz is not part of that plan. Not when he’s number one. Not when his peers can smell weakness like a freshman’s body spray. Figuring a few all-nighters will preserve his class rank, Ariel throws himself into studying. His friends will understand if he skips a few plans, and he can sleep when he graduates. Except Ariel’s grade continues to slide. Reluctantly, he gets a tutor. Amir and Ariel have never gotten along, but Amir excels in Calculus, and Ariel is out of options. Ariel may not like Calc, but he might like Amir. Except adding a new relationship to his long list of commitments may just push him past his limit. I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This was such a fantastic, light contemporary! After reading mostly fantasy, it’s sometimes a relief to read a book about daily life. I was torn though. I […]

Posted February 12, 2019 by Emily in Blog Tour, Events and Features / 3 Comments
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Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger

Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger

Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger Series: Seven Range Shifters #1 Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2019 Genres: paranormal, Urban Fantasy, romance Pages: 384 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Seven shifter clans call the Montana mountains home. But a new evil will stop at nothing to tear their world apart. For centuries, the shifters that roam Big Sky country have honored a pact to keep the peace. Even bad-boy rancher Wes Calhoun, former leader of a renegade pack, has given up his violent ways and sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves. But his dark past keeps catching up with him… Human rancher Naomi Evans cares only about saving the ranch that was her father’s legacy. Until a clash with Wes opens up a whole new world—a supernatural world on the verge of war—and Naomi, her ranch, and the sexy cowboy wolf stealing her heart are smack dab in the middle of it. If you know me, you should know I have a secret addiction to both shifter urban fantasy and cowboy romances. I think I like them because I adore long series where you get to know the characters in a town and see them grow and change over time. Some of my favorite series are 20 books long! That’s why, when I saw this title, I flipped! This book seems like it hits the sweet spot. Cowboys […]

Posted January 21, 2019 by Emily in Events and Features, Spotlight / 0 Comments
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NightChaser by Amanda Bouchet

NightChaser by Amanda Bouchet

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet Series: Endeavor #1 Published by Sourcebooks on February 28, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Sci Fi, romance Pages: 416 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Tess Bailey: the galaxy’s Most Wanted. Captain Tess Bailey is in deep trouble. She and her crew are on the run, pursued by a tyrant who’ll take them dead or alive. Tess’s best hope is a tall, dark, and much-too-appealing stranger, Shade Ganavan, who says he can help her. But his motivations are far from clear… Shade Ganavan: arrogance, charm…and that special something that makes you want to kick him. With the dreaded Dark Watch closing in, what Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other before it’s too late. This book sounds AWESOME! I’m thrilled to share a short trailer and a giveaway with your today. a Rafflecopter giveaway About the Author Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic […]

Posted January 18, 2019 by Emily in Giveaway, Special Feature, Spotlight / 0 Comments
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Review: The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

Review: The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans

The City of Veils by S. Usher Evans Series: Princess Vigilante, #1 Published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing on April 16, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 374 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads For the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she’s captured by Felix, the captain of the king’s guard, and told a shocking truth: her father and brother are dead, and she needs to hang up her mask and become queen. Before long, she negotiates a deal with Felix: attend to her royal duties during the day and continue her vigilante mission to take out Lord Beswick at night—at least until her coronation. But the politics of Forcadel are as volatile as the streets, and Brynna isn’t sure whom she can trust in the castle. With two royals dead in less than a month, she must use all her wits to make sure she isn’t the third. This book was such a wild ride. I love books that surprise me, and this one was no different. Brynna was such a single minded character. She was absolutely blinded by her resolve for justice. She couldn’t see anything else […]

Posted January 16, 2019 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments
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Review: Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

Review: Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

Vortex Visions by Elise Kova Series: Air Awakens: Vortex Chronicles #1, Air Awakens #6 Published by Silver Wing Press on 2/4/19 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Format: ebook Source: the publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world. Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family. The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.  Powers that might well cost her the throne. As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored. All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the […]

Posted January 14, 2019 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment
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Glass and Ashes by OWS Ink, LLC

Glass and Ashes by OWS Ink, LLC

Character spotlight Prince Charming by Rebekah Jonesy While everyone agrees that the prince of their little kingdom lives up to his name, they also agree that it’s a good thing he wasn’t named Prince Wise. Sweet and loveable as a puppy, he’s also about as smart as one. Not the smart kind either. The kind that barks at his own tail and gets beat up by his own toys. That kind of puppy. Why else would a man fall in love with a woman after a few hours? He was told by his father to find a rich young maiden to marry and woo her. But the poor guy just isn’t that smart. He let a pretty face and a fancy gown distract him. Having never been around anyone that wasn’t rich he had no clue how to judge such things. And when she left so abruptly that convinced him that she had to be the one for him. And led him, unwisely, to declare that he would marry the woman that fit the shoe she had left behind. Because not only is he not smart, he’s also really bad at names. And women’s fashion. And thinking things through. All of his shoes were tailor made and he was the only one that could wear them. So it only made sense in his empty head that the same would […]

Posted November 7, 2018 by Emily in Blog Tour / 1 Comment
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