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Giveaway: The Family Plot by Cherie Priest

September 20th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 14 Comments »

cherie-priestDo you have a love for horror and ghost stories? I know I do! We have an exciting giveaway for Cherie Priest’s newest novel, The Family Plot, about a salvage house that is too good to be true. This haunted house story is quite eerie. Look for my review in the next few days!

This contest is provided by Tor/Macmillan and is open to US addresses only.

About Cherie:

Cherie Priest is the author of 19 books and novellas, most recently I Am Princess X, Chapelwood, and the Philip K. Dick Award nominee Maplecroft; but she is perhaps best known for the steampunk pulp adventures of the Clockwork Century, beginning with Boneshaker. Her works have been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards for science fiction, and have won the Locus Award (among others) – and over the years, they’ve been translated into nine languages in eleven countries. Cherie lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband and a small menagerie of exceedingly photogenic pets.

You can visit Cherie around the web here: Website | FacebookTwitter | Tumblr | Vine | Flickr

Want to read more from Cherie Priest?

Boneshaker Dreadnought Ganymede The Inexplicables Fiddlehead JacarandaClementine (The Clockwork C...Bloodshot HellbentMaplecroft ChapelwoodFour and Twenty Blackbirds Wings to the Kingdom Not Flesh Nor FeathersI Am Princess XFathomDreadful SkinThose Who Went Remain There...The Button Man and the Murd...The Family PlotBrimstone



This contest is provided by Tor/Forge!

One lucky reader will win a copy of The Family Plot!
(US only)


Available September 20, 2016 from Tor/Macmillan

About this Book:

The author of the enormously successful Boneshaker returns to Tor with her unique take on the classic haunted house book

Chuck Dutton built Music City Salvage with patience and expertise, stripping historic properties and reselling their bones. Inventory is running low, so he’s thrilled when Augusta Withrow appears in his office offering salvage rights to her entire property. This could be a gold mine, so he assigns his daughter Dahlia to personally oversee the project.

The crew finds a handful of surprises right away. Firstly, the place is in unexpectedly good shape. And then there’s the cemetery, about thirty fallen and overgrown graves dating to the early 1900s, Augusta insists that the cemetery is just a fake, a Halloween prank, so the city gives the go-ahead, the bulldozer revs up, and it turns up human remains. Augusta says she doesn’t know whose body it is or how many others might be present and refuses to answer any more questions. Then she stops answering the phone.

But Dahlia’s concerns about the corpse and Augusta’s disappearance are overshadowed when she begins to realize that she and her crew are not alone, and they’re not welcome at the Withrow estate. They have no idea how much danger they’re in, but they’re starting to get an idea. On the crew’s third night in the house, a storm shuts down the only road to the property. The power goes out. Cell signals are iffy. There’s nowhere to go and no one Dahlia can call for help, even if anyone would believe that she and her crew are being stalked by a murderous phantom. Something at the Withrow mansion is angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. And it seems to be seeking permanent company.

The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages-atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility to keep it fresh and interesting-from Cherie Priest, a modern master of supernatural fiction.

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Giveaway: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

September 9th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 16 Comments »

tahereh-mafiI am really excited about today’s giveaway! Today’s giveaway is all about Tahereh’s favorite things! Her new novel, Furthermore, is her debut middle grade adventure novel and it was released on August 30, 2016 from Dutton Books for Young Readers. I just got my hands on a copy of this book and I can’t wait to read it! I loved Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me Series. Read an excerpt of the first few chapters of Furthermore here!

For this post, we were encouraged to come up with a color board of some kind. Our own Bridget does some fantastic Bookstgram posts over on Instagram, if you haven’t seen them yet you should! They are amazing! Please check out some of her pictures below, then after entering the giveaway go to Instagram and check out more of her awesome pictures!

Taherah’s favorite things giveaway includes a copy of Furthermore, a set of 3 Rifle Paper Co. Journals & a “Break the Rules” Letter Opener! This contest is US addresses only. This giveaway is provided by Penguin Random House!

About Tahereh:

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book.

You can visit Tahereh around the web here: Website Twitter | Instagram

Want to read more from Tahereh Mafi?

Shatter Me Unravel Me Ignite MeUnite Me (Shatter Me, #1.5,...Furthermore








This contest is provided by Penguin Random House!

One lucky reader will win Tahereh’s favorite things which include a copy of Furthermore, a set of 3 Rifle Paper Co. Journals & a “Break the Rules” Letter Opener!
(US only)


Available August 30, 2016 from Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House

About this Book:

The bestselling author of the Shatter Me series takes readers beyond the limits of their imagination in this captivating new middle grade adventure where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.

But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit–and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself–and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

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Giveaway: Ghostbusters by Nancy Holder

July 1st, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 5 Comments »

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Ghostbusters is coming soon to theatres on July 15th! To celebrate the release of the upcoming movie we are hosting a giveaway of the novelization of the movie by Nancy Holder. The novel was released on June 28, 2016 from Tor.

Everybody knows there’s no such thing as ghosts, but don’t tell true believers Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones). Despite being humiliated and disavowed, they’re so sure that ghosts exist, they’re going into business to prove it. When someone starts bringing ghosts back from the afterlife, these girls are ready to get busting. To save the world, who you gonna call? Read a sneak peek of Ghostbusters here.

One lucky winner will receive a copy of the novelization of the movie Ghostbusters along with a fun tattoo! This contest is open to US & Canada only. A huge thank you to Tor for this giveaway!

About Nancy:

Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). Her two new dark young adult dark fantasy series are Crusade and Wolf Springs Chronicles. She has won five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats.

You can visit Nancy around the Web here:  Website | FacebookTwitter

Want to read more from Nancy Holder?

Wicked: Witch & Curse (Wick...Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbou...ResurrectionCrusade Damned VanquishedUnleashed Hot Blooded SavagePossessions The Evil Within The Screaming SeasonDaughter of the Flames Daughter of the Blood Son of the Shadows Son of the Sea The Gifted BundleBeauty & the Beast: Vendetta Beauty & the Beast: Some Ga...Cry Me a River Tough LoveChicago Fire: Novel 1On Fire: A Teen Wolf NovelQueen of the Slayers (Buffy...Blood and Fog (Buffy the Va...



This contest is provided by Tor!

One lucky reader will win a copy of the novelization of Ghostbusters by Nancy Holder along with a fun tattoo!
(US & Canada)


Available June 28, 2016 from Tor

About this Book:

The official novelization for a new generation of Ghostbusters, based on the new movie starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth and directed by Paul Feig!

After Dr. Erin Gilbert is disgraced at a job interview for her belief in ghosts, she is roped into investigating a haunting by her former colleague, Abby Yates and Abby’s new co-worker, Jillian Holtzmann. The three scientists soon discover that some specters do far more than go bump in the night.

MTA employee, Patty Tolan, finds that New York City’s subway tunnels are becoming a hive of ghostly apparitions. She calls on Erin, Abbey, and Jillian to investigate, revealing that paranormal activity across New York City is swiftly becoming a disaster of near-biblical proportions

Together, these four would-be paranormal investigators are determined to find out what’s going on, save their city, and maybe make a profit while they’re at it. The team must stop a mysterious evil known only as Rowan from destroying the barrier between this life and the next and turning Manhattan into a literal hellscape.

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Giveaway: Sweet by Emmy Laybourne

May 24th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 13 Comments »

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Love campy horror? I know I do! Sweet by Emmy Laybourne takes us on a cruise ship for a deal that could only be too good to be true. A diet that helps you lose weight in just days with just a sweetener instead of all that horrible exercising. This very unique horror story is releasing soon with a new cover in paperback on June 7, 2016 from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. Check out the bloody cover below! In the meantime, we are giving away a copy with the new cover to celebrate! Enter below the post. This contest is US/Canada addresses only. If you’d really like to know more about this book, read Bridget’s review here.

About Emmy:

Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, public speaker, screenwriter and former character actress. She is the author of the MONUMENT 14 trilogy (“Frighteningly real… riveting” – NYT Book Review, Editor’s Choice) and the novel SWEET (“A gripping action-adventure survival story” – VOYA, rated Perfect Ten). Before her life as a novelist, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV and VH1; and acted in the movies “Superstar,” “The In-Laws” and “Nancy Drew,” among others. Emmy lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids and a flock of 6 nifty chickens.

You can visit Emmy around the Web here:  Website | FacebookInstagram | Twitter

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This contest is provided by Macmillan!

One lucky reader will win a paperback copy of Sweet by Emmy Laybourne!

Sweet PB Cover

Available June 7, 2016 from Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan

About this Book:

Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly wrong!

The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli—the hottest guy ever!—and she’s too sick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.

Tom knows that he should be grateful for this job and the chance to shed his former-child-star image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when the hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.

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Giveaway: Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

May 17th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 21 Comments »

Melissa de la CruzThe world of the Descendants continues with Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. This thrilling second installment picks up where the Disney Channel Original Movie left off, and is the perfect tide-me-over read for fans waiting for the second film, coming in 2017. For the release of the second title in the Descendants series, we are hosting a giveaway of The Isle of the Lost & Return to the Isle of the Lost. The sequel will be released on May 24, 2016. To read an excerpt, click HERE.

This giveaway is provided by Disney-Hyperion! This contest is open to U.S. addresses only.

About Melissa:

Melissa de la Cruz is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, Lost in Time, and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter.

You can visit Melissa around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Learn more at the Official Website

Want to read more from Melissa de la Cruz?

Blue BloodsMasqueradeRevelationsThe Van Alen LegacyMisguided AngelLost in TimeGates of ParadiseThe Au PairsSkinny-DippingSun-KissedCrazy HotWitches of East EndSerpent's KissWinds of SalemTriple MoonDouble EclipseThe AshleysJealous?Birthday ViciousLip Gloss JungleWolf PactBlue Bloods: The Graphic NovelAngels on Sunset BoulevardAngels LieGirl Stays in the PictureFrozenStolenGoldenThe Ring and The CrownVampires of ManhattanIsle of the LostReturn to the Isle of the LostKeys to the Repository (Blu...



This contest is provided by Disney-Hyperion!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Isle of the Lost & Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz!
(US only)

Return to the Isle of the Lost

Available May 24, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion

About this Book:

Mal’s an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she’s broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can’t believe it. Sure, she’s King Ben’s girlfriend now, and she’s usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn’t think anyone would be silly enough to try to push her around.

The thing is, it kind of worked. Especially since she and her friends have a sneaking suspicion that their villainous parents are behind the messages. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent’s just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben’s Coronation, but she’s the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever’s going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it.

Without its infamous leader, the island’s even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home—even a home as gloomy as the Isle of the Lost—can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Will the kids be able to beat the evil bubbling at the Isle’s wicked core, or will the plot to destroy Auradon succeed?

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