Publisher: Jimmy Patterson

The best & worst about social media with EXPELLED GIVEAWAY

Posted October 23, 2017 by Emily in Giveaway / 0 Comments

JIMMY Patterson sent me a copy to check out, and is partnering with me for this giveaway!

Today I want to offer you the Best and Worst things about social media. It’s a lot to consider, putting yourself out there all the time.


  • You get to meet all the best people!
  • There’s always someone to talk to.
  • It’s fun to know that you are making a difference and helping people find great books.


  • What you put on the internet never ever goes away and it’s important to remember that.
  • Once you put yourself out there, you can’t pull it back and you can’t control it.
  • It can be really scary!

That’s a little like what happens in this book, EXPELLED


The best & worst about social media with EXPELLED GIVEAWAYExpelled by James Patterson, Emily Raymond
Published by Jimmy Patterson on October 23rd 2017

One viral photo.Four expelled teens.Everyone's a suspect.
Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous--until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair.Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera?

About the Author

Author photo, credit: Sue Solie Patterson

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Murder Suspect and the Maximum Ride series, and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.




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Twitter is a catalyst for the teens’ expulsion in Expelled. One (1) winner receives:

  • Copy of Expelled
  • An @ symbol necklace to memorialize your own time on this social media platform!

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Prizing and samples provided by JIMMY Patterson Books



FFBC ARC Tour: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Posted September 22, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment

FFBC ARC Tour: Stalking Jack the Ripper

FFBC ARC Tour: Stalking Jack the RipperStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #1
Published by Jimmy Patterson on Sept 20, 2016
Genres: Historical, Thriller, Young Adult, suspense
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Free for Review
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Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion...

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.


This is a picture of me while reading Stalking Jack the Ripper.


OK, maybe not really. However I think it accurately represents my excitement while reading it. I loved the story. Audrey Rose is my new hero. She defies her father, society and her culture to follow her dreams. She dissects bodies and solves mysteries and wears pretty dresses. She doesn’t pick the easiest route but she sticks to what she wants and she works hard for it. I admired her persistence, I related to her struggles, I want to be her when I grow up.

I can’t review Stalking Jack the Ripper without mentioning how much I loved the relationship between Audrey Rose and Thomas. They had my absolute favorite type of chemistry, arguing! Thomas annoyed Audrey Rose and she griped and groused at him and it was obvious to everyone how they were perfect for each other. I want to read about them sniping at each other forever.

Seriously, whenever you find a book where the love interests are arguing with each other, I want you to immediately think of me. That’s a book I want to read. Bonus points for sarcasm!

After what seems like an entire month of lackluster reads and books I couldn’t be bothered to review, I wish I could read Stalking Jack the Ripper again for the first time. Luckily, @KerriManiscalco posted this tiny little snippet on twitter a few days ago. I’m already itching for the sequel. This doesn’t help…. but it kind of does.


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From Instagram!


About the Author

kerriKerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats. Stalking Jack the Ripper is her debut novel. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history, and is the first in a new series of gothic thrillers.
It will be available everywhere September 20, 2016.

Tour Schedule

September 20th

September 21st

A Thousand Words A Million Books – Review + Favorite Quotes
Paminthecity – Review
The Eater of Books! – Promotional Post

September 22nd

A Crave For Books – Review
Jrsbookreviews – Review
The Reader and the Chef – Promotional Post

September 23rd

Hiver et Cafe – Review
BookCrushin – Review
Two Chicks on Books – Promotional Post

September 24th

Wishful Endings – Review
NovelKnight – Review
Soph Reads Books – Review
Waiting For Wentworth – Promotional Post

September 25th

Bookish Wanderess – Review + Playlist
Curling Up With A Good Book – Review + Favorite Quotes
Library of a Book Witch – Review + Playlist
Once Upon a Twilight – Promotional Post

September 26th

coffee and characters – Review + Favorite Quotes
Ink of Blood – Review
Storybook Slayers – Review + Favorite Quotes
Roadside Reader – Review
The Bookkeeper’s Secrets – Promotional Post