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Blog Tour: The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

January 17th, 2017 @ 12:10 am
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Kim LiggettPlease welcome author Kim Liggett here today! If you are a fan of horror then you will want to check out her newest novel, The Last Harvest! It is a story about a boy trying to learn the strange circumstances around his fathers death and why an old pact made by his ancestors could lead to the birth of Lucifer on earth. Kim is here today to talk about the top five influential movie/books that you need to watch/read before picking up The Last Harvest. Want to know my thoughts? Check out my review here.

About Kim:

At sixteen, Kim Liggett left her rural midwestern town for New York City, where she pursued a career in music and acting. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kim sang backup for some of the biggest rock bands of the 80s. After settling down to have a family, she became an entrepreneur, creating a children’s art education program and a travel company specializing in tours for musicians. She’s married to jazz musician Ken Peplowski, and has two beautiful teenagers.

You can visit Kim around the Web: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

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Five Influential horror books/films you need to experience before reading THE LAST HARVEST

1. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

I love this book. The low level tension is excruciating. And it has this strange hallucinogenic quality that makes every thing feel a little off kilter in the best way.

2. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

I go back to this short story, time and time again. It captures the creepy underscore of rural America with chilling perfection.

3. The Exorcist

One of my all-time favorite scary movies. I still can’t watch this one by myself. The score alone is absolutely terrifying.

4. Children of the Corn by Stephen King

Another short story from the heartland that burrowed its way deep into my psyche. Try reading this and then walking through a corn maze at night. I dare you.

5. The Omen

The 1976 version is my favorite. The antichrist reborn. What’s not to love?

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The Last Harvest HC

Available January 10, 2017 from Tor/Macmillan

About this Book:

“I plead the blood.”

Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad’s throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.

Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town’s looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won’t leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends.

Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity…or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

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Review: The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

January 17th, 2017 @ 12:08 am
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The Last Harvest HCTitle: The Last Harvest

Author: Kim Liggett

Genre: YA Horror

Series: N/A

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Format: Hardcover, 352 Pages

ISBN-10: 0765380986 (Tor/Macmillan)

ISBN-13: 978-0765380982 (Tor/Macmillan)

Reviewed by: Kristie

Synopsis:

“I plead the blood.”

Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad’s throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.

Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town’s looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won’t leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who’s behaving like they’re old friends.

Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity…or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.

Quick & Dirty: Suspense filled young adult horror novel that is equally creepy and terrifying.

Opening Sentence: People call this God’s country, but you can’t have God without the Devil.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Kim Liggett’s The Last Harvest is a young adult horror novel that kept me in suspense from beginning to end. There are some terrifying and creepy events that happen within the book but it wasn’t until the end that I was truly creeped out. I spent most of the novel trying to figure out what was real or what was imaginary in which the ending did truly surprise me in that regard. The only unfortunate was the twist, I kind of saw that coming.

This novel did slightly feel like Friday Night Lights and Rosemary’s Baby but as I was reading it, I thought the novel seemed more like The Ninth Gate. Clay’s father died one year ago after a series of bizarre and terrible circumstances. During that year, Clay has stepped up to be the man of the family and taken care of the farm while still going to school. He dropped out of football after his father died. Clay has pretty much ostracized himself from society because what happened with his father, he doesn’t even speak with people who were once his friends. His remaining family is also in shambles.

The one year anniversary of Clay’s father’s death has Clay remembering all the strangeness of the events that happened during that time. But it is the death of a golden calf that stirs the newest events that has Clay trying to figure out why his dad died like he did. Clay’s family has been a part of the town’s Preservation Society ever since the town was founded. Clay never took his rightful place on the council after his father’s death and because of that his “girlfriend” Ali wasn’t allowed to speak to him until he chose to come back.

The events that follow Clay investigating his father’s death are a mixture of supernatural and just plain unfortunate. Clay is hoping to rekindle his relationship with Ali but his school mates and the townsfolk are just acting plain weird. He isn’t sure what is real and what isn’t and just when he thinks he has things figured out he learns that he doesn’t.

Clay is driven with the need to learn about why his father died the way he did. He seems to care a lot for his littlest sister, Noodle. He tries to help his sister Jess but he mostly lets her do her own thing. Unfortunately, he thinks he is helping out his mom by not being demanding like his father but it just seems to backfire. Clay’s guidance counselor, Miss Granger, is the only one he can turn too with his investigation because she’s the only one who believes his crazy tale. I really liked Clay and he is a lot braver than I because I wouldn’t have put myself in half those situations he puts himself through.

The story is dark and deals with the prophecy of Lucifer returning to earth. This story ended up being a quick read for me because I was really intrigued on how all the supernatural events would play out. I was very curious myself with what Clay dealt with was real or if it was imagined. The ending surprised me but not entirely so because I was surprised by how the events did play out. I do recommend this for the older “young” adult horror fans or if you want to read something a bit creepy.

Notable Scene:

I sprint for the next gap in the wood to see arms and a torso rise from the cow’s stomach. A girl. My heart’s beating so hard I’m afraid it’ll burst. I can’t stop staring at her chest. I know I should feel repulsed, but the sharp curve from her waist to her hip bone fills me with something ancient and primal. Sick and wrong.

My gut is screaming at me to look away, but I can’t stop.

The warm, sticky sound as she crawls out of the carcass seeps deep inside of me, making me woozy.

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FTC Advisory: Tor/Macmillan provided me with a copy of The Last Harvest. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Cover Reveal: True North by L.E. Sterling

January 16th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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True North Cover Reveal

Today we have the cover reveal for True North by L.E. Sterling. It is the second book in the True Born trilogy. This series is set in the distant future where our DNA is falling apart and causing trouble for the future of humanity as we know it. I reviewed True Born a while back if you want to check out my review here. As of this writing, True Born is $.99 on Amazon so pick up a copy today! Let us know what you think of the cover for True North by L.E. Sterling which releases April 4, 2017! This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN & YA Interrobang!

L.E. SterlingAbout L.E.:

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature – where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate.

Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt – inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

You can visit L.E. around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

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True North

Available April 4, 2017 from Entangled: Teen

About this Book:

Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there’s been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters’ blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.??

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

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Early Review: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

January 15th, 2017 @ 1:01 am
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the-valiantTitle: The Valiant

AuthorLesley Livingston

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Series: N/A

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

Format: Hardcover, 384 Pages

ISBN-10: 0448493780 (Penguin Teen)

ISBN-13: 978-0448493787 (Penguin Teen)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father’s royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon’s worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.

Quick & Dirty: The Valiant was unlike anything else I have ever read. It was brutal, fascinating, romantic and just all around amazing. You all must get this one asap!!!

Opening Sentence: The steam rising off the backs of the cantering horses faded into the morning fog.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Fallon is the proud daughter of a Celtic king and she is a fierce warrior. She has spent most of her life living in the shadow of her heroic sister who died saving her fathers life from the vicious Julius Caesar! When Fallon comes of age she plans to follow her sisters footsteps and join her fathers army! But on the eve of her birthday she is captured by a slave brigand and taken to the great city of Rome! There she is sold to a house owned by none other than Julius Ceasar himself! She will be trained to become a gladiator and she will learn to fight for a man she despises!

Fallon’s future is full of danger and surprises she never saw coming! Is this the destiny she was meant to live or is she fighting a battle she can never win?

Fallon was such an amazing heroine that I couldn’t help but admire! She is defiant, fierce, kind hearted, and loyal! She was also arrogant, stubborn and unforgiving at times! I thought she was such a well rounded character and I loved that. It made it easy to relate to her and I found myself cheering for her to succeed! I loved watching her grow and I can’t wait to see where her story goes next!

Cai is a gorgeous roman solider that I completely fell for. He is sweet, sexy, and interesting! I do wish we could have gotten to know him a little better but what I did read I really liked! His relationship with Fallon was steamy and adorable! Once again, I would have liked a few more moments with them together but I feel like it’s a start to something that could be totally epic! I can’t wait to learn more about Cai in the next book because I can easily see him becoming a favorite book boy!

The Valiant is filled with action packed adventure, wonderful relatable characters and epic romance. Once I picked this up, I seriously couldn’t put it down! I fell madly in love with each character, especially Fallon and Cai! I loved the idea of female gladiators and the way the story was written was just perfect! This is actually my first book by Livingston but rest assured it will not be my last! Her writing is captivating and and beautiful! This book comes out soon and it’s one you will want to buy ASAP!!!

Notable Scene:

I wrapped my heart in fury to keep the despair at bay as I knelt on the sodden grass of the riverbank to retrieve my sword from my bedroll. Before I could reach it, the moon disappeared behind the clouds again. As a river turned back to blackness, I caught the glimpse of a shadow looming up behind me in the reflection. I spun around, thinking Aeddan had found me first. My hand went instead for my dagger only to remember I’d left it lying in the embers of my home fire.

It wasn’t Aeddan.

A broad-shouldered man swung his fist like a mallet at my head. I fell, consumed by a dark red tide.

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FTC Advisory: Penguin/Razorbill provided me with a copy of The Valiant. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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Review: The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken

January 14th, 2017 @ 12:01 am
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the-bachelor-auctionTitle: The Bachelor Auction

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: The Bachelors of Arizona (Book #1)

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Format: Paperback, 352 Pages

ISBN-10: 1455598712 (Forever Romance)

ISBN-13: 978-1455598717 (Forever Romance)

Reviewed by: Bridget

Synopsis:

Jane isn’t entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn’t she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it’s karmic retribution that he’s tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can’t have. But while they can’t have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

Quick & Dirty: Cute story but not anything amazing. I enjoyed the humor but I felt like it dragged a little!

Opening Sentence: He’s senile.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Jane works hard and keeps to herself. She lost her parents years ago and ever since they passed she has had to take care of her two over privileged younger sisters. She very rarely has any time for herself and dating has pretty much been a disaster. But then she meets a gorgeous, sweet guy who just happens to be a billionaire! Could he be her prince in shinning armor or is he just another jerk that doesn’t find her good enough?

Brock has spent most of his life living in the shadow of his dead parents and overprotective grandfather. He can’t seem to ever say no to his grandfather even when he suggests that they auction Brock off to the highest bidder. It will be good press for the company and he only has to pretend to be interested in the winner. It’s too bad that a few weeks before the auction he meets a beautiful girl he can’t seem to resist even though she is all wrong for him!

Jane was a really hard character to connect with. She is such a pushover and honestly it got on my nerves how she would pretty much do whatever anyone asked of her. She does eventually get better but it was too little too late in my opinion. I did like her work ethic and she is very kind hearted but it just didn’t make up for her overbearing flaws. I really wanted to like Jane but sadly I just couldn’t.

Brock is your typical hot, rich bachelor who was far too moody! I like broody guys but he just took it to far. I didn’t like how hot and cold he was with Jane. It made their relationship feel awkward. I think that he could have been an amazing character but I felt like he was just to extreme! I really like bad boys but they have to be a good blend of jerk, misunderstood, and goodness. Sadly, Brock didn’t have a good balance and it made it hard to like him!

The Bachelor Auction is a cute mordern day retelling if Cinderella but sadly it fell a little flat for me. I have come to realize that Rachel Van Dyken writes two very different kinds of books. Her books are either very dark with brooding characters and some kind of mystery or they are light hearted funny contemporary stories! For some reason, I only seem to like the darker books and sadly this was a funny contemporary, so I just couldn’t get into it as much as I wanted to. It’s weird because I LOVE some of Dyken’s books and others are just ok. I think part of the problem is they are meant to be funny and I guess it’s really not my type of humor! The romance was cute but not anything amazing! The plot was very predictable and the characters were just ok. I seem to sense a theme while writing this and that is the book was ultimately just ok. It wasn’t terrible by any means but it just wasn’t really for me. But if you like funny contemporary romances you may really enjoy this, so give it a try if it sounds good!

Notable Scene:

She’d felt beautiful.

Powerful.

How pathetic, that all it took was a well-dressed man with a gorgeous smile and a pair of shoes, to completely disarm her.

And make her want things that girls like her would never get.

Those shoes were a catalyst,

Those shoes were temptation.

Those shoes were the devil.

The Bachelors of Arizona Series:

1. The Bachelor Auction

2. The Playboy Bachelor (August 29, 2017)

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FTC Advisory: Forever Romance/Hachette Book Group provided me with a copy of The Bachelor Auction. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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