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Blog Tour & Giveaway: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

January 27th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway Comments Off on Blog Tour & Giveaway: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

K.A. TuckerPlease welcome author K.A. Tucker! Her new standalone novel, He Will Be My Ruin, is a dark mystery suspense. If you like suspense, I highly recommend that you check this one out. It has several crazy twists and an ending that I just can’t stop thinking about. He Will Be My Ruin is not a romance. Want to know my thoughts about this book? Read my review below this post or by clicking here.

At the end of this post, enter to win a copy of He Will Be My Ruin! There will be five winners! A huge thank you to Simon & Schuster & Inkslinger PR for today’s giveaway!

About K.A.:

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

You can visit K.A. around the web here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Want to read more from K.A. Tucker?

He Will Be My RuinAnathema Asylum Allegiance AnomalyBurying Water Becoming Rain Chasing River Surviving IceTen Tiny Breaths One Tiny Lie Four Seconds to Lose Five Ways to Fall

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“I need some advice, Grady, and I have no one else to ask.”

“Shoot.”

“If you needed answers and the only person to give those to you was a person you didn’t know, had never met, and who might not like the questions you have to ask, what would you do?”

He twists his lips in thought. “I’d create a situation to meet this person, and make it hard for them to refuse me.”

Simple in theory…”But how?”

He exhales heavily, his warm breath grazing my cheek telling me that he’s facing me. “Find common ground. A location, a purpose, an acquaintance. Force the meet and then work your questions around the real ones that you want to ask. You can get a lot of information out of a person just by treading too close to what they don’t want to talk about. The look in their eye, their facial expressions, the way they react to the mention of a name, or a place.”

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Grady seems more intelligent than what I’d expect of a pot-smoking building super. “You sound like you’ve been in my situation before.”

“Once or twice. Maybe.” I hear the smile in his voice.

Find common ground. Force the meet. The only common ground I have with this guy is now six feet underground in a San Diego cemetery.

Unless…

There is something that we’re both very familiar with.

I pull out my phone and scroll through my emails to find the one with her phone number. I know this is beyond inappropriate, but once I get something in my head, there’s no dislodging it. Plus, I’m high.

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“Hello?”

“Hey Dani. It’s Maggie Sparkes.”

“Hi…Is everything okay?” She definitely sounds shocked to hear from me.

Grady watches me quietly. “I’m sorry to be calling so late. You know how you offered help with anything I needed? Well, I need a favor.”

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K.A. Tucker’s HE WILL BE MY RUIN – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule

January 25

Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt

Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review & Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

Lost in Literature – Review & Excerpt

Myriad Inklings – Review & Excerpt

TSK TSK What to Read – Review & Excerpt

January 26

the bookdragon – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hookup – Review & Excerpt

Reading Addict – Review & Excerpt

No BS Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Confessions of a YA and NA Book Addict – Review & Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Latte Nights Reviews – Review & Excerpt

January 27

Blushing Babes Are Up All Night Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt

Ficwishes – Review & Excerpt

Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Review Loft – Review & Excerpt

Three Girls and a Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt

January 28

Reading is Sexy – Review & Excerpt

Novel Ink – Review & Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review & Excerpt

Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt

Curled Up and Cozy – Review & Excerpt

Obsessive Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

January 29

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Grownupfangirl – Review & Excerpt

Love Affair With Fiction – Review & Excerpt

Typical Distractions – Review & Excerpt

Up All Night Book Addict – Review & Excerpt

January 30

Art, Books, & Coffee – Review & Excerpt

Book Baristas – Review & Excerpt

Girl Plus Books – Review & Excerpt

The Phantom Paragrapher – Review & Excerpt

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’ – Review & Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

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Vera is Reading – Review & Excerpt

A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt

Her Book Thoughts – Review & Excerpt

Naughty and Nice Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

PBC – Review & Excerpt

MysteriesEtc – Review & Excerpt

February 1

Southern Belle Book Blog – Excerpt

Rock Hard Romance – Review & Excerpt

Book Bitches Blog – Review & Excerpt

Four Brits and a Book – Review & Excerpt

Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review & Excerpt

The Reading Date – Review & Excerpt

February 2

Oh The Book Feels – Excerpt

Books to Breathe – Excerpt

Vi3tbabe – Review & Excerpt

Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt

Mean Girls Luv Books – Review & Excerpt

Literati Literature Lovers – Review & Excerpt

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I Read Indie – Review & Excerpt

2 girls who love books – Review & Excerpt

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The Book Bellas – Review & Excerpt

Sanaa’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Brandie is a Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt

Got More Books – Review & Excerpt

February 4

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt

Author Groupies – Review & Excerpt

Books I Think You Should Read – Review & Excerpt

Bridger Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Collector of book boyfriends – Review & Excerpt

The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt

Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt

Book Babes Unite – Review & Excerpt

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The Book Hoarders – Review & Excerpt

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Itching for Books – Review & Excerpt

Liezel’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Have Book Will Read – Review & Excerpt

Our Kindle Konfessions – Review & Excerpt

In Between The Pages – Review & Excerpt

LuLo Fangirl – Review & Excerpt

Nose Stuck In A Book – Review & Excerpt

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Five lucky readers will receive a signed copy of He Will Be My Ruin

He Will Be My Ruin (2)

Available February 2, 2016 from Atria/Simon & Schuster

About this Book:

The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin.

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

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Giveaway: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

January 19th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway Comments Off on Giveaway: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn HamiltonWe are continuing the month of January with another exciting giveaway! In a world where metal and magic clash with deadly consequences, Amani finds herself becoming a myth in the making, legendary for her sharp-shooting skills, more gunpowder than girl. I have been asked to come up with my own blogger reputation post, something akin to Amani’s reputation. I think I would be the “Girl with Too Many Damn Books”. I am a book hoarder and I absolutely don’t like giving up my books, I have six bookshelves full of books. Plus, I have books laying everywhere I can find a space. I know I’ll never read them all but I hate being without something to read. I get yelled at all the time that I have so many, that I need to get rid of some. I really hope that I never have to do that. Do you have too many books, or not enough? Let us know in the comments.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton is a young adult fantasy that is coming out soon from Penguin (March 6, 2016). Look forward to Bridget’s review coming soon! HINT: 5 stars!

Enter to win a hardcover of Rebel of the Sands, PenguinTeen tote bag, and a Shimmering HourglassThere will be five winners! This contest is US only.

About Alwyn:

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her childhood bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She grew up in a small town there, which might have compelled her to burst randomly into the opening song from Beauty and the Beast were it not for her total tone-deafness. She instead attempted to read and write her way to new places and developed a weakness for fantasy and cross-dressing heroines. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College, and then to London where she became indentured to an auction house. She has a bad habit of acquiring more hardcovers than is smart for someone who moves house quite so often.

You can visit Alwyn around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

Want to read more from Alwyn Hamilton?

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Rebel of the Sands

Available March 6, 2016 from Penguin

About this Book:

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

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Giveaway: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

January 13th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway Comments Off on Giveaway: Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Parker PeevyhouseToday we are hosting a giveaway for debut author Parker Peevyhouse! Her new novel, Where Futures End, is about five people who divided by time will determine the fate of us all. This young adult science fiction novel will be released next month, February 9, 2016 from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin.

Five lucky winners will each receive an ARC of Where Futures End! This giveaway is provided by Penguin books!

About Parker:

Parker Peevyhouse writes fiction about teens in unusual situations. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has worked as an instructor and tutor and currently volunteers with teens. She can usually be found wandering local trails, playing board games, or watching science fiction movies. Her first novel, WHERE FUTURES END, will be published by Penguin/Dawson in early 2016.

You can visit Parker around the web here: Website | Twitter | Tumblr

Want to read more from Parker Peevyhouse?

Where Futures End

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Five lucky readers will win an ARC of Where Futures End!

Where Futures End

Available February 9, 2016 from Kathy Dawson/Penguin

About this Book:

Five teens.
Five futures.
Two worlds.
One ending.

One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world.

Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony.

Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.”

Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard.

And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.

Five people, divided by time, will determine the fate of us all. These are stories of a world bent on destroying itself, and of the alternate world that might be its savior–unless it’s too late.

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Giveaway: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

January 11th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Giveaway 20 Comments »

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Darynda JonesDark Faerie Tales is a huge fan of Darynda Jones and her funny, awesomely quirky/awkward Charley Davidson series! If you haven’t checked this series out yet and really like a heroine with an extremely strange look on life, you’ve got to check out this series. The Dirt on Ninth Grave is the latest installment in the series. It kind of acts as a reboot because Charley has amnesia and is exploring her grim reaper powers with whole new eyes. As she is working through the mysteries on her own, she doesn’t realize that she has her entire friends and family there to help her while working to get her memories back. Check out an excerpt here. If you are interested in more, check out my review here.

We are also giving away a finished copy of The Dirt on Ninth Grave! Enter below for your chance to win!

About Darynda:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a RITA Award for best first novel for First Grave On The Right. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Jones lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

You can visit Darynda around the web here: Website | Pinterest | Twitter | Facebook

Goodreads Fan Group (Tons of discussions, giveaways, and Q&As in here!)

Want to read more from Darynda Jones?

First Grave on the Right Second Grave on the Left Third Grave Dead Ahead Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Fifth Grave Past the Light Sixth Grave on the Edge Seventh Grave and No BodyDeath and the Girl Next DoorDeath, Doom and DetentionDeath, and the Girl He Loves

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This giveaway is provided by St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan

One lucky winner will win a copy of The Dirt on Ninth Grave!

The Dirt on Ninth Grave

Available January 12, 2016 from St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan

About this Book:

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn’t help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she’s lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

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Giveaway: The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

December 14th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Giveaway Comments Off on Giveaway: The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

Today we are hosting a giveaway for The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull. This is a young adult story about a girl who goes back to her home country of Ireland and finds out that fairy-making magic is indeed real. This novel is already receiving praise:

  • “Catmull’s take on fairies uses conventional elements in original ways, building a stunningly atmospheric, gorgeously complicated dream of a book. Genuinely frightening and eerie moments are drawn as masterfully as the joyous, glowing, peculiar images that populate Catmull’s version of a world inexorably linked to, yet separate from, our own. The gentle romance between Clare and Finn is understatedly believable, the quiet emotional core of a story that deserves the word epic.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “In lovely lyrical writing, Catmull, author of Summer and Bird (Dutton, 2012), creates an unforgettable tale that begins slowly and gently, gradually and inevitably leading to a thundering crescendo…This is a haunting novel that contains all the darkness and light of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Ten lucky readers will each win an ARC of The Radiant Road! Enter the giveaway below. The Radiant Road will be released on January 19, 2016 from Dutton Books for Young Readers.

Katherine CatmullAbout Katherine:

I’m a writer and actor in Austin, TX. My next book,  a YA fantasy called The Radiant Road (Dutton Young Readers/Penguin), comes out in January 2016.

My first book, Summer and Bird (also Dutton Young Readers), was named one of Booklist’s 2012 Top Ten First Novels for Youth and was both an IndieBound New Voices Pick and an Amazon Editors’ Pick for fall 2012. It’s out in paperback as well.

I am also one of four spooky-storymakers at the Cabinet of Curiosities website. Last year Greenwillow/HarperCollins published a collection of those stories, which was named one of the New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2014.

I often act on stage in various Austin venues, especially Hyde Park Theatre. And I do voice work for games like DC Universe Online (Oracle) and Wizard 101 (Myrella Windspar).

I have written several short plays (you can read one in New Monologues for Women by Women, Vol II), nine of which have been produced either in ScriptWork’s Out of Ink festival or HPT’s FronteraFest. I’ve also collaborated on a couple of longer ones.

I sometimes write about arts for the Austin Chronicle, and I usually blog for the Fusebox Festival, an international hybrid arts festival held in Austin every spring.

I was born in Salt Lake City and lived in Atlanta, Tampa, and Houston as a kid. I have a BA in English Literature from Reed College in Portland, OR, and an MA in lit from The University of Texas at Austin.

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

Want to read more from Katherine Catmull?

Summer and BirdThe Radiant Road

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The Radiant Road

Available January 19, 2016 from Dutton Books for Young Readers/Penguin

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And sometimes the Strange came to visit Clare, and dreams walked through her waking life.

After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they’ll inhabit the house Clare was born in—a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic. Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they’re both in great danger from an ancient foe.

Fast-paced adventure and spellbinding prose combine to weave a tale of love, loyalty, and the strength we carry within ourselves.

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