Category: Guest Post

Jun 20
{Exclusive Guest Post} #GOLDFISH by @NatLuurtsema @FierceReads

{Exclusive Guest Post} #GOLDFISH by @NatLuurtsema @FierceReads

Today I have the author Nat Luurtsema, of the new YA book, Goldfish here to answer one very important question. Why she would (or would not) make a great Olympic contestant. Thanks so much for being here at Book Briefs today Nat. Why you (Nat) would or would not make a great Olympic contestant I have it on very good authority that I would NOT make a good Olympic contestant because I actually tried, and failed, to become one! At 14 I was swimming for the school team and for my county and was prit-ty convinced I was Ol Whizzy Mc Fastlegs in the water. And I remember going for a times try-out (in GOLDFISH I have re-imagined it as a try-out for an Olympic Training Camp but I’m sure mine wasn’t so impressive) and I was left trailing behind everyone else, eating dust. Wet dust. So I’m clearly not fast enough. And I don’t think the years since then, when I have been experimenting with Nutella and bacon fried… Read more »

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Jun 20
{Guest Post} #AWeekofMondays by @JessicaBrody #TGIM @FierceReads

{Guest Post} #AWeekofMondays by @JessicaBrody #TGIM @FierceReads

Jessica Brody is doing a special blog tour for her new book A Week of Mondays. Today we are launching the tour with a guest post from Jessica Brody, and then every Monday leading up to the release Jessica will stop by a different blog with some kind of special content from the book, culminating with a really fun blog tour!So without further adeui, Let’s start off this Monday with a Guest Post from Jessica Brody herself! Thank God It’s Monday! ELLISON “ELLIE” SPARKS: An idealistic, ambitious sixteen-year-old junior with a lot on her plate. Those were the first words I ever wrote about Ellie Sparks. They were written in a synopsis for my publisher when I was first trying to sell them on the idea for a book called A WEEK OF MONDAYS. Of course, you can’t write an entire book about a one-sentence character. Just like you can’t live your entire life as a one-sentence person. But every character has to begin somewhere. And this is where Ellie… Read more »

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May 22
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Raining Embers by @JessicaDall @RAPublishing

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Raining Embers by @JessicaDall @RAPublishing

Today I have author Jessica Dall here to talk about the world she created for her Order and Chaos series.  I am super excited because The Renaissance and Ancient Rome two of my very favorite time periods! Welcome Jessica! The World of Raining Embers One of the things I love most about writing fantasy is the chance it gives to build an entire new world while writing. Since I’ve always been a history buff, a lot of the world of Raining Embers takes its cues from “real” world history. Unlike many high fantasy novels, though, I didn’t want to use Medieval England as my jumping off point. As much as I love the middle ages, moving time periods allowed me to not only learn more about new time periods but allowed me to get away from the Tolkien-esque feel that I didn’t feel suited my novel. So, instead, I started blending two different time periods: The Italian Renaissance: The largest single influence on my world building was certainly the renaissance…. Read more »

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May 19
{Exclusive Guest Post} Highly Illogical Behavior by John @Corey_Whaley

{Exclusive Guest Post} Highly Illogical Behavior by John @Corey_Whaley

Today I have John Corey Whaley, the author of Highly Illogical Behavior  at Book Briefs to share 25 facts about him that you didn’t know. Welcome Corey! 25 Random Things About John Corey Whaley: I’m a professional-grade whistler. I’m not kidding. I can whistle most anything you name and I can usually do it from hearing a song just once. I hate lettuce. Hate it.  It tastes like poison to me.  And this is very funny and confusing to most people. Adults in costumes (a la Halloween or at theme parks, etc.) really bother me. I don’t trust them.  What are they hiding? I have a love/hate relationship with politics, but still may go into them someday if the mood strikes. I minored in French in college, and I used to be partially fluent, but now I can barely understand a word unless it’s written down for me. I’m allergic to Penicillin. The miracle drug.  Of course. (Turns out, antibiotics are most likely not that great for us, so joke’s… Read more »

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Apr 03
{Top 10+Review+Giveaway} A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land @authorACLand

{Top 10+Review+Giveaway} A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land @authorACLand

Today I have the author of A Shot of Bourbon, AC LAND here to tell us some things we didn’t know about her. Thank you so much for being here today 🙂 Top 10 things you didn’t know about ME! (A.C. Land)   My senior prophecy predicted I’d ride into my ten-year reunion on the back of a mountain lion. I have four months to procure, train, and learn how to ride a mountain lion… I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. (There’s a vinyl Darth sticker on my computer and I may or may not be wearing a Boba t-shirt right now). The way to my heart is humor and book puns. I.e.-if you were a book, you’d be fine print. There really is a Bourbon, Missouri. The locals think the water tower by the highway is filled with Bourbon. A ladder, wire cutters, face paint, and give-em-hell attitude needed to determine if this is, in fact, true. A Shot of Bourbon is set geographically in Bourbon, but the book… Read more »

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Mar 24
{Dream Cast} Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton @AlwynFJH @PenguinTeen

{Dream Cast} Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton @AlwynFJH @PenguinTeen

Today I have  Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands here to talk about her dream cast for the book.She has put together a pinterest board with inpiration for her dream cast. Check it out! And check out Rebel of the Sands. If you want more information on the book, you can also check out my post on book blogger reputations (click here)

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Mar 10
{Exclusive Guest Post} Map of Fates by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

{Exclusive Guest Post} Map of Fates by Maggie Hall @PenguinTeen @MaggieEHall

If you guys love The Conspiracy Of Us series as much as I do, you already know that book 2- The Map of Fates came out earlier this week on March 8th. I loved The Conspiracy of Us, and I am currently reading The Map of Fates (and spoiler alert- totally loving it) If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of The Conspiracy of Us HERE ——————– One of the things that I really enjoyed while reading these books, was getting to know the 12 families that make up The secret Society (called The Circle) To celebrate the release of The Map of Fates, Maggie Hall has put together 12 exclusive guests posts so we can learn more about each of the 12 families. I am super excited to be a part of the blog tour, and to share some information about The Emir family with you! Emir Family Based in: Saudi Arabia Motto: To learn is to live Eligible heir: Malik Emir (Deceased)… Read more »

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Mar 02
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Asset by Anna Del Mar

Today I have author, Anna Del Mar here to talk about 6 things you didn’t know about the Heros in The Asset! I am super excited for this post because I absolutely LOVED The Asset. (You can check out my review HERE) Let’s get to it! ————————– Top Six Things You Didn’t Know About The Asset’s Heroes I’m thrilled to celebrate the launch of my debut Wounded Warrior series, a collection of hot, smart romances about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, kickass, military heroes who challenge their limits to protect the women they love. In The Asset, the series’ first novel, we meet Ash Hunter, a Navy SEAL wounded in Afghanistan who’s struggling to overcome his injuries when he finds himself staring down the barrel of Lia Stuart’s shotgun. Lia is a fugitive desperately trying to escape her terrifying past. She may not be a SEAL and she’s definitively keeping secrets, but Ash recognizes her for who she really is: a fighter… Read more »

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Feb 21
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Sugarspear Chronicles by @NicoleArlyn

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The Sugarspear Chronicles by @NicoleArlyn

Today I am happy to have author Nicole Arlyn here to tell us somethings she didn’t know about while writing The Sugarspear Chronicles. I didn’t know… -How much I would love spending aaaalll my time writing. When I wrote The Sugarspear Chronicles I stowed myself away in a flat in Southern England and wrote seven days a week, 18 hours a day until my body gave out, never my mind, and I never realized how truly much I felt most myself, most in my life’s purpose. I could spend all my time there, writing in solitude, with long walks in between. -I didn’t know I was so good at many languages. Living in Italy I quickly picked up the Italian language, on the streets really. I never studied. Although I need to now! -I also learned French quickly while in school in Paris, although that I studied. But now I must brush up as Italian has taken over. -Another thing is my passion for creating languages. There are are two… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

I LOVED The Vault of Dreamers (you can check out my review of book 1 HERE) when I read it last year, and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of book 2- The Rule of Mirrors. My review of book 2 is coming up soon, but today I have author Caragh O’Brien here for a guest post! ——————————– On Cliffhangers and Why We Love Them by Caragh M. O’Brien Our trusty character stumbles through the dark, stormy night, blinded by rain and struggling against the wind. Her cape whips about her but she presses on, desperate to escape the evil forces that chase behind her. All of the sudden, she loses her step and stumbles. She skids, flails, and barely catches herself on a ledge of rock. She’s clinging by her fingernails and scrambling for footing when a wild flash of lightning reveals a deep chasm beneath her. She screams in terror! She’s hanging on a cliff, suspended over a void of certain doom! At this point, the author… Read more »

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