Category: Guest Post

Jul 25
{Guest Post+Giveaway} #StarPassage Book 3: Honor & Mercy by @clarkrburbidge

{Guest Post+Giveaway} #StarPassage Book 3: Honor & Mercy by @clarkrburbidge

Books that Have Significantly Influenced My Writing: There are too many to list them all. I will provide a quick list of ten for your information. I enjoy stories both true and fictional where the characters must reach inside themselves and find their greatness. Overcoming is a powerful read for me. It is the personal struggle during the challenge that makes a difference. Monsters in literature can be internal or external. But however they are constructed they are key to the story. No hero becomes such without overcoming something. It is the monsters that allow heroes to become heroes. This is true in our own lives as well. We too often see trials, challenges or disruption as overwhelming and by obsessing on our loss or the sudden change or bad luck we lose our way. But understanding that it is these very trials or personal monsters that provide us with the tools to become great changes the game. Our darkest hours then are seen in a new light as a… Read more »

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Jun 01
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Helm of Darkness by A. P. Mobley @author_apmobley

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Helm of Darkness by A. P. Mobley @author_apmobley

Today I have author A.P. Mobley stopping by book briefs to share with us her top ten most terrifying greek monsters! If you know me, you know that I am in love with all thinks greek mythology. One of the things I love about mythology is that the monsters are truly terrifying, and the top 10 on A.P. Mobley’s list are seriously scary. Read on to see who they are, and then don’t forget to enter the great giveaway down below to enter to win a copy of The Helm of Darkness for yourself!   The Top Ten Most Terrifying Mythical Greek Monsters Hey there! My name is A. P. Mobley, and I’m the author of a new action-packed fantasy trilogy with lots of Greek mythology called War on the Gods. The first installment of the trilogy, The Helm of Darkness, is my debut novel and comes out on June 3rd, 2018. It follows two teens as they are knocked unconscious in a freak storm. When they wake up, they… Read more »

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May 17
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass

Welcome to Day #4 of The Girl with More Than One Heart Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Girl with More Than One Heart by Laura Geringer Bass on April 17th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Laura, as well as 5 chances to win a copy of The Girl with More Than One Heart! What resources do you recommend for a child/teen struggling with the loss of a loved one? by Laura Geringer Bass I recommend: Books!  Reading is something you can do alone without the help of friends or adults. Here are some treasured books I read in middle school and high school and some I’ve read recently that deal with themes of grief and loss from the point of view of a child or teen.  First, here are three of Briana’s favorite books, cited in chapter 5, (“Blue”) of “The Girl With More Than One Heart.” Each of the heroines in these books: (Francie, Frankie, and Scout in that order) share the experience of… Read more »

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Apr 18
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Welcome to Day #3 of The Summer of Broken Things Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Summer of Broken Things on April 10th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Margaret Peterson Haddix and 10 chances to win a copy of the book! Travel My husband jokes that in my family, if anyone says, “Do you want to go to…,” we all say, “Sure!” before we even know the destination. My parents definitely succeeded in passing on a love of travel to my siblings and me, and we’ve all handed down that travel lust to our own children as well. For me, a huge part of it came from the books I read. I’m pretty sure that the earliest places books made me want to visit were ones that didn’t actually exist: Narnia, for example. (I also really, really wanted to be able to tesser.) But a lot of the books I read as a kid also implanted a deep desire to see certain real places for myself…. Read more »

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Apr 03
{Two Truths & a Lie+Giveaway} Argos: The Story of Odysseys as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy

{Two Truths & a Lie+Giveaway} Argos: The Story of Odysseys as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy

Welcome to Day #2 of The Argos Blog Tour! To celebrate the paperback release of Argos: The Story of Odysseys as Told by His Loyal Dog on March 27th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Ralph Hardy and 5 chances to win a copy of the book! So read on for Two truths and a Lie and then be sure to enter the giveaway down below for a copy of Argos! ———————–   Two Truths and a Lie Two Truths and a Lie about Ralph Hardy 1) I’m a twin. My brother’s name is David and he’s a producer/director for the North Carolina PBS station where he has won a number of regional Emmy awards.  We’re even working on a book together, although our efforts have been somewhat sporadic lately. 2) I prefer cats to dogs. Some people are just cat people, right? We always had cats as I was growing up, and there’s just something about their antics that I can’t resist. In fact, I wrote a… Read more »

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Mar 22
{Mini Review+Favorite Bitmojis+Giveaway} Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

{Mini Review+Favorite Bitmojis+Giveaway} Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

To celebrate the upcoming release of Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi, I have partnered with Simon Teen to bring you all kinds of cool extras. I’ve got a mini review to share my thoughts on the book, some bitmoji fun to honor the text messaging in the story, a video interview with the author, an awesome giveaway thanks to Simon Teen, and even an annotated excerpt from the author! ———————————- In Emergency Contact, our main characters Penny and Sam converse via Text Message. Texting has become a main way of communication for a lot of people. Personally, I love to textm especially when I don’t have time for a full out phone conversation. One of the things that I love to incorporate into my text messages are Bitmoji’s. If you are not familiar with a bitmoji, it is a custom designed avatar that you can have look like you(Or like anything you want.) I love including my little bitmoji as a text response, so today I thought it would… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Top 10+Giveaway} We Own the Sky by @Sara_Crawford

{Top 10+Giveaway} We Own the Sky by @Sara_Crawford

Today  I am super excited to have Sara Crawford, the author of the Muse Chronicles here to share 10 things we didn’t know about The Muse Chronicles. Read on to learn about Sara, about her book We Own the Sky and then be sure to enter the giveaway down below! 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Muse Chronicles The idea for The Muse Chronicles came from a play. In 2006, I wrote a play called Painted. It was about a painter who painted the same two people—Vincent and Izabella—that only she could see. In the play, I didn’t say specifically that they were Muses so the audience had to interpret whether these people were real and there was something supernatural going on or the painter was imagining them. No matter what I did, though, I couldn’t get the character of Vincent out of my mind. He became my Muse in a way, and he wouldn’t let me forget about him until I wrote more of his story. Each book… Read more »

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Feb 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg @debschaumberg @HarperTeen @EpicReads

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg @debschaumberg @HarperTeen @EpicReads

Welcome to Day #3 of The Tombs Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of The Tombs on February 20th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Deborah Schaumberg and 10 chances to win a finished copy and a custom bookmark handmade by the author! The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg Hardcover, 448 pages Published February 20th 2018 by HarperTeen Summary: New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers. Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being able to see what others couldn’t. Avery denies the signs in herself, focusing instead on her shifts at the ironworks factory and keeping her inventor father out of trouble. Other than secondhand tales of adventure from her best friend, Khan, an ex-slave, and caring for her falcon, Seraphine, Avery spends her days struggling to survive. Like her mother’s, Avery’s powers refuse to… Read more »

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Feb 12
{Guest Post+Giveaway} THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols

{Guest Post+Giveaway} THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols

Today we have the sales blitz for THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET by Alix Nichols. I’m excited to share this fantastic contemporary romance set with you—grab your copy today! Title: THE DARCY BROTHERS BOX SET Author: Alix Nichols Genre: Contemporary Romance  About The Darcy Brothers Box Set: A fake marriage, an office hook-up and a lost email… turn the lives of 3 French aristocrat siblings upside down in this sexy rom-com bundle. Over 700 pages of family secrets, unexpected twists and breathtaking romance. Follow stuck-up Sebastian, bad-boy Raphael and vengeful Noah as each meets his match where he least expects to, and falls madly in love!   BOOK 1: FIND YOU IN PARIS What does it take to fall in love with your enemy? a) His private jet. b) His six-pack abs. c) His unsuspected charm. WARNING: Just like in Pride and Prejudice that inspired this book, expect to find one rich and handsome Mr. Darcy and one feisty girl who can’t stand him. Unlike Pride and Prejudice, this enemies-to-lovers… Read more »

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