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Jun 27
{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe Solomon

{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE LIGHT: HOUSTON TEXAS by Joe Solomon

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May 28
{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE MISSING SEASON by Gillian French

{Excerpt+Giveaway} THE MISSING SEASON by Gillian French

I am so excited that THE MISSING SEASON by Gillian French is available now and that I get to share the news! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Gillian French, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for FOUR signed copies of the book, Us Only, courtesy of Gillian and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. About the Book: Title: THE MISSING SEASON Author: Gillian French Pub. Date: May 21, 2019 Publisher: HarperTeen Formats: Hardcover, eBook Pages: 304 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD From the author of Edgar Award finalist Grit and The Lies They Tell comes a tense, atmospheric novel for fans of E. Lockhart and Marieke Nijkamp, about friendship, truth, and the creeping fears that can’t be outrun.  Whenever another kid goes missing in October, the kids in the old factory town of Pender know what is really behind it: a monster out in the marshes that they call… Read more »

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May 19
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Taken by the Phantom by Isabella King

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Taken by the Phantom by Isabella King

Taken by the Phantom Isabella King (The Phantom of the Academy, #1) Publication date: May 16th 2019 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance I’ve never felt at home at Juilliard. My stagefright always makes me choke when I’m under the spotlight, to my classmates’ delight. But when I’m dragged into a new world, to a new school—where singing is more than a talent, it’s magic—I can’t hide my voice anymore. This new power is tempting, but terrifying forces swirl around the kingdom of Cantus. Missing girls, rivals at my new academy, Rebels, demons slaying people in the street—and it all leads back to him. The mysterious, powerful Phantom, who lurks beneath the opera school and demands he be my teacher—a demand which soon grows into something deeper, darker. But if I want to survive this place, or have any hope of going home, I may have no choice but to give in to him… and all he desires. Goodreads / Amazon — I appraise the Phantom of the Opera in shadow and… Read more »

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May 16
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Rule of Many by Ashley & Leslie Saunders

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Rule of Many by Ashley & Leslie Saunders

The Rule of Many Ashley Saunders (The Rule of One #2) Published by: Skyscape Publication date: May 7th 2019 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Born to a death sentence in a near-future America, rebellious sisters herald a revolution—if they can survive. Twins Ava and Mira Goodwin defy the Rule of One simply by existing. The single-child law, ruthlessly enforced by Texas’s Governor Roth, has made the sisters famous fugitives and inspirations for the resurgent rebellion known as the Common. But the relentless governor and his implacable Texas State Guard threaten that fragile hope, as Roth consolidates his power in a bid for ultimate authority. As Ava and Mira relinquish the relative safety of their Canadian haven to stand against Roth, new allies arise: Owen, a gifted young programmer, impulsively abandons his comfortable life in a moment of compassion, while Zee, an abused labor camp escapee, finds new purpose in resistance. The four will converge on Dallas for a reckoning with Roth, with nothing less than their destinies—and the promise of a… Read more »

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May 09
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Forgotten Ones by Andrea Bills

{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Forgotten Ones by Andrea Bills

The Forgotten Ones Andrea Bills Publication date: May 6th 2019 Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance, Thriller From the iBooks Bestselling Author of Hardwired comes One small town. One lost love. One killer. Agent Caitlin Cade is called back to her hometown by a serial killer. She’s avoided the town for six years, trying to create a new life away from the painful memories of the sudden passing of her father and a love lost. Dean Campbell was given a mission that forced him to walk away from the only woman he had ever loved. Just as his mission is over and he can return to her news reaches him that a serial killer has Caitlin caught in a deadly game. Can Dean handle not being the one in control in order to show Caitlin he’s back for good? Can Caitlin not only face her past but also a killer who always seems two steps ahead of her? As a game of chess plays out using human bodies, secrets and lies come… Read more »

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Apr 30
{Excerpt+Giveaway} As Silver Is to the Moon by R. A. Watt

{Excerpt+Giveaway} As Silver Is to the Moon by R. A. Watt

As Silver Is to the Moon R. A. Watt Publication date: April 28th 2019 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult New school. First love. A psychotic werewolf that wanted me dead. And it was only week one in Santa Isadora. For fifteen-year-old Teavan Laurent and his older sister Suzanne, Santa Isadora seemed like a sleepy and idyllic California town to finish high school after their unexpected move west from New York City. As he struggles to make friends in a town shrouded in secrets, Teavan soon finds himself the target of an irrational tormentor and rumored-to-be werewolf. The revenge-obsessed psycho vows to wipe out Teavan and his small family due to past wrongs beyond Teavan’s control or knowledge. The twisted legacy left to him by his late grandfather brings Teavan at odds with everything he knows to be true—or at least everything he thought to be true. The impossible truth of the tale begins to gain traction at his first wolf sighting, and Teavan and Suzanne soon find themselves in the crosshairs… Read more »

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Apr 06
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Ruins of Fate by Jamie A. Waters

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Ruins of Fate by Jamie A. Waters

Ruins of Fate Jamie A. Waters (The Omni Towers, Prequel) Publication date: April 4th 2019 Genres: Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic One wrong decision, and the future will crumble… Skye Levanthe traded everything she owned in order to secure a place for herself and her son, Veridian, in a scavenging camp. But all contracts have an expiration date. Desperate to obtain the resources they need to survive, Skye agreed to navigate the dangerous ruins of fallen cities to search for tradeable materials. When a strange storm forced Skye and her scavenging partner into forbidden territory controlled by The Omni Towers, a ruin collapsed, nearly taking their lives and destroying countless others. Only one other person survived the ruin collapse: a mysterious young girl named Kayla. Faced with the decision to save her son or abandon her new foster daughter to a terrible fate, Skye agreed to the only possible course of action—to go into exile and take on the Omni traders in their own den. No one ever said survival would… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Interview+Excerpt} Throw by Rubén Degollado

{Interview+Excerpt} Throw by Rubén Degollado

Why did you write this book? I wanted a book that spoke to my experience as a young Latino and the experiences of my Latino students. The books I tried to give them were either inauthentic caricatures of Latinos or did not speak to the tough reality many of these students face on a daily basis. The one book they did relate to year after year was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I thought, what if I give them a modern Chicano Outsiders? What if I gave them a novel telling a completely different story about teens living on the fringes of acceptable society, but whose hopes, desires, and regrets were as relatable to my white students as they were to my Latino students? It was something I knew I had to write myself. Is this book autobiographical? The main part of the narrative is completely fiction. However, virtually all the back stories, the memories of the main character, Güero, are from my own experiences and a few are from… Read more »

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