Category: excerpt

Sep 15
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Children of Refuge by Margaret Peterson Haddix @mphaddix @SimonKIDS ‏

  Welcome to Day #5 of the Children of Refuge Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Children of Refuge (Children of Exile #2) (9/12/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a both books so far in the series! ——————————— Ten Terrible Titles Years ago I heard the advice that an author struggling to come up with a title for a book should read back through the entire manuscript; magically, she will find that the exact right combination of words has been hiding there all along.More recently I heard of the Terrible Titles game, where an author can scroll blindly through a manuscript, stop at random, and find comically awful title possibilities beneath the blinking cursor. As with many other seemingly contradictory “rules” about writing, I can easily believe that these two concepts could both be true. (And, really, the difference between “brilliant” and “terrible” is often the difference between working hard at something and thinking deeply about it, or… Read more »

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Sep 05
{Excerpt+Giveaway} On the Chase by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

{Excerpt+Giveaway} On the Chase by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

Happy Release day to On the Chase by Katie Ruggle! To celebrate the release, I have an excerpt and great giveaway for the first four books in the Search and Rescue series by Katie. I absolutely loved the search and rescue series. If you have not read it yet, you need to! So check out the excerpt below and then enter to win the series for yourself!     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Aug 22
{Excerpt+Giveaway} REUNITED by @ColleenHouck @DelacortePress ‏

{Excerpt+Giveaway} REUNITED by @ColleenHouck @DelacortePress ‏

    Praise for REAWAKENED Series     “[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds.”—RT Book Reviews “Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy.”—SLJ “Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series.”—Booklist “Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged.”—VOYA “The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence.”—Kirkus Reviews “Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable.”—Publishers Weekly “Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance.”—The Deseret News “A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!”—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in… Read more »

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Jun 27
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis

Riding with Brighton by Haven Francis Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: June 27th 2017 Harmony Ink Press Summary: In the small town of Spring Valley, molds weren’t made to be broken, and high school senior Jay Hall’s been living comfortably in his popular jock one since adolescence. If it weren’t for the colorful, outspoken artistic anomaly Brighton Bello-Adler, he might have been willing to remain there. Unnaturally drawn to Brighton, Jay knows he needs something from him, but is he ready to find out what that something is? Temporarily ditching his old life, Jay climbs into Brighton’s Bronco and finds himself on a whirlwind road trip through parts of his small town he didn’t know existed. When the excursion takes an unexpected turn, Jay is cracked wide open, and the person who’s revealed does strange things to Brighton’s heart. But just when it appears they could be headed toward their own shared piece of paradise, the road takes a sharp right turn into Jay’s life—where the real trip is… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Excerpt+$150 BaubleBar💎Giveaway} Stealing Mr. Right by @Tamara_Morgan

{Excerpt+$150 BaubleBar💎Giveaway} Stealing Mr. Right by @Tamara_Morgan

We’re so excited for Tamara Morgan’s new Penelope Blue series! The first book, Stealing Mr. Right comes out on March 7th! Penelope Blue is a wanted jewel thief who’s married to Grant Emerson, a federal agent. What’s that saying? Keep your friends close…and your husband closer 🙂 To celebrate, we’re giving away a $150 gift card to BaubleBar – so you don’t have to steal precious jewels like Penelope Blue 🙂   His voice was softer than I expected: low but controlled, the sound of an authority figure who knows he doesn’t have to shout to be heard. I’ve since realized that’s the most dangerous kind of man to go up against in a fight. He didn’t bluster and yell the way Riker did, and he didn’t speak in terse rebukes, the way I remember my dad doing when I made an error in the middle of a job. Grant was all control and manners. I hadn’t expected manners. “I’ve never seen a man so intrigued by concrete before,” I… Read more »

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Jan 09
{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

{Review+Giveaway} Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks is a young adult paranormal by Amanda Hocking. I have read a few books in the past by Amanda and I have really enjoyed them so when I saw a book about a traveling circus and weird occurrences they face in one of the towns they stop in, I was super excited. While I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as I did some of Amanda’s other works, I did enjoy the story in Freeks. It is a book, that even though it clocks in at 400 pages, I easily read in just a few hours. It is a very easy and quick read. While Freeks was a good read, and one that I did enjoy, it didn’t make me fall head over heels in love. Freeks follows Mara who is the daughter of a prominent psychic (yes, I know she is really a necromancer, but the circus features her as a fortune teller.) Mara has grown up in the troupe of people that make up the… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

I partnered with Disney to bring you this awesome giveaway today. I love the tale of Sleeping Beauty and re-tellings,  so Spindle is right up my alley. Thank you to Disney for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack to giveaway to one of my lucky blog followers! So check out Spindle, grab your free downloads of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers and enter the awesome Spindle prize pack giveaway!   Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram #ReadSpindle As an awesome extra, EK Johnston and Disney-Hyperion are offerring you a free download of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers! The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers is an interstitial short story by E.K. Johnston set between her novels A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE. For readers excited to learn more, this story also includes excerpts from A THOUSAND NIGHTS, SPINDLE, and Johnston’s Star Wars novel, AHSOKA. Download The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers for free for your Nook or Kindle     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter… Read more »

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Dec 15
{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

{Mini Review+Excerpt} BEING BROOKE by Emma Hart @EmmaHartAuthor

Being Brooke is a hilarious New Adult romantic comedy by Emma Hart. I loved this book. It completely cracked me up, and put me in a great mood. Brooke is hilarious. She is quite the character, and she can certainly dish it out…to everyone, including her best friend Cain. Unfortunately she can’t follow her own Life Tip #1, “Don’t fall in love with your best friend.” Which is great for me, because I happen to love best friends romances. And Being Brooke is probably the best romantic comedy I have read all year. It was certainly one of the funniest books I have read all year. If you like Romantic comedies you have to check this one out. Brooke totally cracked me up from the first page to the last page. I couldn’t get enough of her. I loved listening to her inner dialogues and I really loved her interactions with Cain. They were both hilarious and sweet. I am such a sucker for a friends turned romance story. It… Read more »

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Dec 06
{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

{Release Day Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Going Under by Lexi Ryan @writerlexiryan

Going Under is a new adult contemporary romance (with a college football player, main character- so maybe sports romance) and is the third book in the Blackhawk Boys series by Lexi Ryan. Going Under can be read as a standalone novel. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I am dying to now considering how much I adored this book. I completely fell in love with Going Under. I have been craving a true new adult college romance story for so long, but I haven’t found anything that quite fit the bill. But Going Under was perfect! I love the whole childhood friend’s brother aspect, I love a pseudo second chance romance and I love a good emotional backstory. I really enjoyed the dual narrative in Going Under, between Sebastian and Alex. I was itching to find out what happened to Alex with her scars, and why on earth Sebastian has kept his distance for this long. I knew from the start it couldn’t just… Read more »

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Nov 16
{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

Today I have a fun excerpt from THE AMATEURS,  the first in a thrilling new series from Sara Shepard, the #1 bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series. Thanks to Freeform Books for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack! So check out the excerpt, trailer and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway!   Read an excerpt from The Amateurs HERE Visit Freeform BooksFollow Sara on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook and snapchat @sarabooks Follow HyperionTeens on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr #TheAmateurs To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Go undercover with The Amateurs! Enter for a chance to win: a copy of The Amateurs plus branded incognito spy-tools: a lipstick flashlight, mascara flash-drive, and nail polish highlighter.   Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Freeform Books. Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void… Read more »

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