Book Promotion: Hope(less) by Melissa Haag

Today’s book promotion comes from Melissa Haag and her book called Hope(less). If you like YA Paranormal Romance, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:  Hope(less)
Author: Melissa Haag
Genre:
Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

 

Publisher: Melissa Haag
Format:
Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
4/7/2013

 

Summary:
In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her confirm it.

Clueless regarding the reason behind her sight and her place in the world, Gabby struggles to find the answers she needs. A revelation leads Gabby to a secluded wooded location. An introduction sends her running back home, but not quite alone…

When other werewolves start to stalk her and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay’s help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.

 

The Author:

Melissa Haag’s Website: Here
Melissa Haag’s Facebook: Here
Melissa Haag’s Twitter: Here
Melissa Haag’s Goodreads: Here
 

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?

The best part about writing Hope(less) was when I handed the finished product over to my critique readers and they loved it. Though I have imagination, I wasn’t sure it would entertain anyone other than myself.

Where did you get your idea for this story?

Hope(less) is the first book in a series. The idea came from a very short dream. I’ve written the dream as scene in the second book of the series. When I had started writing the scene, I’d thought it would evolve into a simple stand alone book. Something happened along the way…

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Just keep writing!

 

I want to thank Melissa Haag for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Hope(less)!

 

Book Promotion: White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat by Caroline Akervik

Today’s book promotion comes from Caroline Akervik and her book called White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat. If you like Young Adult Historical Fiction novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat
Author: Caroline Akervik
Genre:
Young Adult Historical Fiction

Publisher: Fire and Ice, an Imprint of Melange Books
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
3/24/2014

Summary:
White Pine is an historical fiction set in the nineteenth century. After Sevy Anderson’s father breaks his leg in a sawmill accident, the fourteen-year-old must take his place with the rough and tumble lumberjacks and river rats who harvest the white pine forests of Wisconsin. The men of the Northwoods live hard and on the edge, and Sevy must prove his courage and his worth in the company of legends.

Will he become the man he so longs to be?

Will the other men ever accept him?

And will he even survive his first winter in the Northwoods?

 

The Author:
Caroline Akervik’s Blog: Here
Caroline Akervik’s Facebook: Here
Caroline Akervik’s Twitter: Here

 

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The best thing about writing this book was that I learned so much about the 1880s in Wisconsin and that I can share that knowledge with my children and my students.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
This story was inspired by the Wisconsin Northwoods and the adventurous spirit of the lumberjacks.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Don’t give up. Keep writing and be open to the inspiration in the world around you.

What is your favorite book?
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee

Anything else that you would like to add?
I am also the author of a YA horse story, A Horse Named Viking.

 

I want to thank Caroline Akervik for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read White Pine: My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat!

 

Review for Clove and the Twins by Nicoletta Barrie

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My Rating: 5/5 [child rating]

Author:  Nicoletta Barrie
Title: Clove and the Twins

Genre:  Children’s Adventure

Background:

Amazon Description:
This Labrador Dog Story begins with Channel and Bezel Sini, ten-year-old spokesgirls for Dogs Forever – a Dog rescue. They knew their involvement in an advertising campaign for homeless dogs would be exciting. But not until they adopted a feisty dog, a labrador named Clover did they realize just what a rollercoaster ride it would be.

One night prior to the start of the campaign tour, the twins are awakened by Clover talking in her sleep and making running motions with her legs. Bezel and Channel wake up Clover who explains that she was separated from her dog family on Christmas Eve when a terrifying outlaw she calls Red Eyes tried to capture them in their home in the Chicago trainyard. Clover was successful in luring Red Eyes away from her family, but in the process she hopped on a freight train headed for New York City.

The girls eventually discover that Clover is one of the Cloverleaf Dogs, a line of dogs who, legend has it, rescued people and pets during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The Dogs Forever advertising campaign serves two purposes for Clover and the twins. The first is Dogs Forever’s goal of raising awareness about homeless dogs. And the second is more personal. When they get to the last destination, Chicago, Bezel and Channel have the personal goal of helping Clover find her dog family.

What surprises and frightens Clover and the twins right out of the gate is that they are followed from city to city on the tour by a man in the crowds. As it turns out, Red Eyes did not give up when Clover escaped from him in the Chicago trainyard, and he is determined to capture her again.

Opinions:

This book is geared towards children, but I think an older audience might enjoy it, too. The story is easy to follow and has enjoyable characters – such as Clover, a talking dog. When Clover gets separated from her family due to an unsavory man, she must find her way back. With the help of two twins, they have to figure what happened. The twins learn a few lessons along the way. The story also brings about the importance in responsibility, caring, and loyalty. The story leaves off for another adventure. Children who like adventures and dogs should like this book.

Review for Witchrise by Victoria Lamb

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My Rating: 4 /5

Author:  Victoria Lamb
Title: Witchrise

Genre:  Paranormal

Background:

Amazon Description:
Only one witch can rise above the coming storm

When Tudor witch Meg Lytton receives an unexpected legacy—her mother’s magical wand, ring and spellbook—she has no idea her future happiness is in danger. For the witchfinder Marcus Dent is back in her dreams, and he will use any weapon to gain her newfound powers for himself.

Now Meg must discover the secret of Invictus—her mother’s magical ring. Summoned back to Hatfield, she knows a battle is coming. But Meg is no longer alone in her struggle against Dent. Surrounded by her friends, she faces her greatest challenge head-on: losing Alejandro, her beloved. For it seems the Spanish novice has been keeping secrets from them all.

Powers clash and hearts break in the spellbinding third book of The Tudor Witch Trilogy

Narration: First Person through Meg

Standalone or Part of a Series: Third book of a trilogy

Opinions:

**May contain spoilers for the prior two books**

[First of all, I have to admit that this was my own fault when I put in to win the book off of Goodreads. I did not realize that this book was part of a trilogy – and in fact, the last book. I have not read the first two books. Therefore, this review is based solely on me reading the last book as a standalone – which can be done. The only downside – besides missing what really happened in full detail from the other two books – is that the characters already knew each other and built relationships. I was unable to get the full effect of that in the last book.]

The story continues to follow Meg, a witch, from Tudor England. Meg tends to be outspoken and unwilling to yield in a man’s world – including magick. She must face Marcus Dent, a witchfinder, who has been given magick unintentionally by Meg herself. He is power hungry and a straightforward bad guy. Meg also has to deal with her love interest, Alejandro, who wants to marry her but does not want her to keep her magick once married. Richard, John Dee’s apprentice, continues to love Meg. At points, she is confused about Alejandro and Richard. I might have missed a few things in the other books, but the love side of the story seems to be fairly obvious rather than a complex love triangle. Elizabeth (currently exiled by Queen Mary) is a little weak for what I pictured her. She shows her royalty periodically in the book, but not the spitfire that I would imagine her to be.

The story moves along swiftly. Many things happen in the book. I have a feeling it was very similar to the last two books with action. It includes magic, deception, fights, and spying. Because this is the final book, Meg must decide her fate – magick or love – and defend that against Dent and the witchfinders.

Review for Dangerous Reflections by Shay West

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My Rating:  4/5

 

Author:  Shay West
Title: Dangerous Reflections

 

Genre:  Young Adult

 

Background:

Amazon Description:
Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, and her father for walking out. To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It’s bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad; now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past – and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?

Narration: Third person through Alex

 

Opinions: This book is about a fifteen year old girl who finds out that she can travel back time through mirrors – usually an inopportune times. Therefore, the story should generally appeal more the younger young adult audience.

 

Some good things about the book include: Obviously the time travel. Alex is unsure how she able to go back in time, but whatever it is, it can take her to different times and countries. Luckily, for Alex that she is a wiz on history. Unlike usual history lovers that have a particular era that they focus on, Alex loves everything. The concept of having an evil man trying to change history and Alex has to save the day so history stays the same gives the story a new twist. It is also easy to read and moves quickly.

 

A few things that could have been better for me: This book ends in a cliffhanger. The protagonist and antagonist never confront each other in real life. The book ends without resolving her family’s situation. I feel like part of this should have been resolved in the first book. It doesn’t feel like many things are tied up by the end – like it should have been a chapter ending not a book. Also, I think there is an inconsistency with Alex’s movie taste – unless she lied to the one boy.

 

Overall, I think young adults who like history and time travel might enjoy this book. It’s a fun, quick read.

 

Standalone or Part of a Series: First Book in a series

 

Promo: Lost in Starlight by Sherry Soule

Ten Random Facts about the Starlight Saga

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Today author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She has published a brand new upper YA book, LOST IN STARLIGHT (paranormal romance with a Sci-Fi concept) with scorching-hot character chemistry and exciting suspense.  

To help promote this intergalactic love story, Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

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1.) I believe in the paranormal genre that aliens and science fiction type stories are going to be the next big thing. Add a little romance…even better.Vampires had their time, werewolves are overworked, and even though zombies are still going strong, I think extraterrestrials need some love now, too.

2.) My new YA / SyFy Romance novel, LOST IN STARLIGHT, is considered “soft” science fiction, and the storyline revolves more around the two main characters trying to overcome major obstacles to be together. It’s like an intergalactic version of Romeo and Juliet, with scorching-hot character chemistry right from the beginning. Hayden and Sloane share a strong attraction and mutual interest in one another and become best friends, which make the best kind of love stories in my humble opinion.

3.) From the very first draft, I wanted to add something a little unique and special to Sloane’s quirky character. Thus, FRIGHT NIGHT BABBLE, her online newspaper column was born. (*Link to posts below) I think the short, humorous posts every few chapters adds a fun element to the narrative. My last few books were so angst-ridden and dark that I wanted to write something lighter, but still thrilling and romantic.

4.) The island that the characters live on is actually a real place within the San Francisco Bay Area. Although the name Winter Haven is fictional, the actual island is named Alameda, and it’s a lovely city to visit. I would love to live there! “Winter Haven” (Alameda) is located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island, and is adjacent to west of Oakland and within the East Bay.

5.) LOST IN STARLIGHT is the fastest book that I’ve ever written. It took me only about four months to write and do revisions. I had the idea in the back of my mind for about a year now, but it wasn’t until a short-lived TV show called “Star-Crossed” convinced me that alien love stories were super hot right now. And I was extremely lucky and blessed to have worked with some very talented writers that really helped me to shape the book into the thrilling storyline it is now.

6.) The Starlight Saga will be a trilogy; unless of course, it goes viral and readers clamor for more Sloane and Hayden adventures. Then I’ll happily keep writing more novels featuring this quirky and lovable cast of characters. (I know readers will fall in love with Hayden along with Sloane.)

7.) Sloane is by far my favorite character. Most authors admit that a little bit of themselves goes into each protagonist, but Sloane is near and dear to my heart. If a headstrong, gutsy, and imperfect heroine with an eccentric fashion sense appeals to you, then you’ll love Sloane, too.

8.) In LOST IN STARLIGHT, there isn’t the insta-love or love triangle that is popular in so many YA books nowadays. This is the real deal. The book is meant for older YA readers and does contain some mild language. The characters are all eighteen years old, except for Sloane who is only seventeen in this first book.

9.) The names of the two main characters came to me instantly. They just seemed to fit perfectly. Some of the secondary characters had a few name changes during rewrites, but Sloane and Hayden’s never varied.

10.) One day, I was browsing images on a stock photo site and as soon as I saw the image of that purpled-haired girl (the girl featured on the book cover), I just knew that I’d found my “Sloane.” This image completely inspired me to write her story and make Sloane different from most YA heroines. Hayden’s image, featured on the front cover beside his darker haired younger brother, seemed to perfectly fit the character I had envisioned, too.

So there you have it! Ten random facts about the Starlight Saga!

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High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien—even tougher.

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life….

Buy LOST IN STARLIGHT

Amazon US:http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Starlight-Saga-Sherry-Soule/dp/0692224424

Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Starlight-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B00L89JAB2

Kobo:http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/lost-in-starlight

Eager to read a sneak peek?http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance

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About Sherry Soule

Sherry Soule lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the bestselling author of the adult novel, “Immortal Eclipse” and the popular YA series: Spellbound. Sherry writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her love of literature began when she was a young girl and it has continued throughout her life.

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Amazon Profile:  http://amazon.com/Sherry-Soule/e/B00596ANCA

Official Author Blog:  http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter – @SherrySoule:  http://twitter.com/sherrysoule

Fiction Editing Services:  http://fictionwritingtools.blogspot.com/

Goodreads:  http://goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrySoule

 

 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

 

Tortured Souls

The Orion Circle #1



Kimber Leigh Wheaton

YA Paranormal Romance

June 29. 2014

Sea Dragon Press



Amazon * Goodreads



Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.


About the Author

 
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling
YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul
mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and
lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber
Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not
necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate
covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been
somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities
and states.



Excerpt

Horrifying broken pictures shatter the tranquility of my once pleasant dream. Though I scream in my mind to wake up, I know I won’t be able to. I’m captive in my own head while the gritty scenes play out in stark black and white, flickering like an old silent movie. I run from the phantom chasing me. When I slip in a dark gray puddle, my body collides with the ground, my hands slapping into the viscous liquid. Blood. The sharp, pungent odor assaults my nose, telling me this is no ordinary dream.

I stare into the sightless eyes of a teenage girl sprawled across the grass like a broken, discarded doll. Her legs bend beneath her at impossible angles, the bone poking through the shin of one leg. Blood seeps from her shattered skull, flowing to the grass in rivulets to pool around her lifeless body. As I try to crawl away from the broken girl, I sense the approach of a monster, the man responsible for this gruesome display. With a tiny whimper I surge to my feet. He’s on me in a flash, and I scream a wordless keening cry before my airway is forced closed. My sanity begins to shatter then everything goes mercifully black…

Somehow I manage to tear myself from the gut-wrenching dream. I bite my lip to keep from screaming. Blood pours into my mouth, and I gag on the metallic taste. As my heartbeat begins to return to a normal rhythm, I untangle my body from the sheets holding me captive on the floor of my room. Lurching to my feet, I try to comfort my mind, ease my quaking nerves. This is the fifth night in a row I’ve had this dream. It’s always the same, always in black and white, gritty, the images jerky.

I haven’t seen the attacker, the monster responsible for the grisly murder. The faceless phantom hides in the darkest recesses of my mind. He chases me for several minutes in the dream, but I never turn to face him. Deep down I know if I face this dream monster, something awful will happen.

Leaving the sheets on the floor, I move back to sit on my bed, staring into the room, but only seeing the dream. Vision, my mind insists—it was a vision not a dream.

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff

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Title: Three Little Lies

Author: Melissa Wolff

Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Thriller

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: Melissa Wolff

Cover by: Janine Fourie

Editor: Emily Hendricks

Pages: 260 pages

ISNB: 978-1499159882

Date Published: June 4, 2014.

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It is the summer of 2012. The sky is blue, the ocean is crisp, and six young women are missing, including Madison Porter.

At the disappearance of her best friend, Amber Swanson falls into a spiral of destruction. She smokes, drinks and gets caught stealing. Her parents don’t know what to do with her, so she is sent to live with her half-sister, Rebecca, in Virginia.

Ethan Hunter lives by the saying ‘blood is thicker than water’; even when his mother up and left him. At sixteen, he’s torn between holding on to the only family he has left and forging his own path for the future. He secretly plans his escape from his small, southern town.

The two lives collide and, as Amber puts the pieces of her best friend’s disappearance together, she and Ethan are thrown into a whirlwind of secrets, deceit, and murder.

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Excerpt

“Amber!” My eyes snapped open and I looked around wildly. Cold sweat beaded my forehead and my hands were shaking. My wooden leg wasn’t next to me but my sister and Jacob were. Jacob held crutches and handed them to me as our eyes met.

“Thanks,” I muttered, forgetting for a moment that I didn’t like him. “Why are you screaming at me?”

“Because you were screaming yourself,” Rebecca said. “You must have fallen asleep and you started crying out.” I sat up straighter. Not this again I thought. The doctor said the pills would take care of it.

“How bad?” I asked. “What did I say?”

“I couldn’t understand you,” Rebecca admitted. “But it sounded pretty bad. Is everything okay?”

“It’s fine,” I said sharply. There was no way that I was going to tell Rebecca about the dream. “I’m fine.”

“There’s no reason to be so angry Amber,” Jacob said. “Your sister is just trying to help.”

“I said I’m fine,” I snapped. “She’s not trying to help as much as trying to get on our father’s good side. She was always the goody two shoes…daddy’s little princess. If her perfect reputation wasn’t at stake, she wouldn’t give a damn about me.”

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playlist

1. Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy

2. Don’t Speak – No Doubt

3. With Me – Sum 41

4. Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger

5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

6. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs – Fall Out Boy

7. Wannabe – Spice Girls

8. Jumpin, Jumpin – Destiny’s Child

9. We’ve Got Tonight – Glee Cast Version

10. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

 

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Tour Schedule – Two Month Blog Tour for Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff from June 23 to Aug 23, 2014.

June

23

Coffee Books & Art – Promo, Playlist, Dream Cast &

Top Ten

June

24

Our New Generation for Reading – Promo

June

25

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! –

Promo

June

26

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo & Author Interview

June

27

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo & Top Ten

June

28

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

July

1

A Cauldron of Books – Promo & Dream Cast

July

2

Read It Write – Promo

July

3

Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo & Author

Interview

July

4

The Idle Musings of a Writer’s Mind – Promo

July

7

The Phantom Paragrapher – Promo

July

8

Night Owl Reviews – Promo

July

9

Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways – Promo & Dream cast

July

11

The Avid Reader – Promo & Dream cast

July

12

Crazy Beautiful Reviews – Review

July

13

Fiction Dreams – Promo & Author Interview

July

14

iHeart Books by MiLo18

– Promo

July

15

Book Hostage – Promo

Undercover Book Reviews – Promo & Review

July

16

Eclipse Reviews – Promo, Character Interview, Playlist &

Dream Cast

July

17

Portals to new Worlds – Promo, Playlist & Dream Cast

July 19

For The Love of Books – Review

July

21

Book Talk Review – Promo

July

22

Breny’s Book Obsession- Promo & Dream Cast

Books, Brownies

and Barkers – Review

July

23

Sinful Reviews – Promo

July

24

The Whispering Pages Book Blog – Promo & Playlist

July

25

The Book Fairy Reviews – Promo, Review, Playlist & Dream

Cast

July

26

Sassy Southern Book Blog – Promo & Review

July

28

Bookworm for Kids – Review

July

29

Fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s Ramblins And Reviews – Promo

The Page

Princess – Promo & Dream Cast

July

30

For The Love of Books – Review

July

31

Movies, Shows & Books – Promo & Review

Aug

1

Read That – Promo

Aug

4

Book Hostage – Promo

Aug

5

Once Upon a YA Book – Promo & Top Ten

Aug

6

Books, Authors, Blogs – Promo & Dream Cast

Aug

7

The Book Enthusiast – Review

Aug

8

A One-click Addict’s Book Blog – Promo & Review

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

Aug

11

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

Aug

14

TTC Books and more – Promo & Playlist

Aug

15

Pretty Girls Read Books – Promo

Aug 18

Cajun Book Lover – Promo, Review

Aug 19

Tammy’s Tea Time – Promo, Review

Aug

20

Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Promo

Aug 22

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews –

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Dalene’s Book Reviews – Promo, Review & Playlist

 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff

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Title: Three Little Lies

Author: Melissa Wolff

Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Thriller

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: Melissa Wolff

Cover by: Janine Fourie

Editor: Emily Hendricks

Pages: 260 pages

ISNB: 978-1499159882

Date Published: June 4, 2014.

blurb

 

It is the summer of 2012. The sky is blue, the ocean is crisp, and six young women are missing, including Madison Porter.

At the disappearance of her best friend, Amber Swanson falls into a spiral of destruction. She smokes, drinks and gets caught stealing. Her parents don’t know what to do with her, so she is sent to live with her half-sister, Rebecca, in Virginia.

Ethan Hunter lives by the saying ‘blood is thicker than water’; even when his mother up and left him. At sixteen, he’s torn between holding on to the only family he has left and forging his own path for the future. He secretly plans his escape from his small, southern town.

The two lives collide and, as Amber puts the pieces of her best friend’s disappearance together, she and Ethan are thrown into a whirlwind of secrets, deceit, and murder.

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Excerpt

“Amber!” My eyes snapped open and I looked around wildly. Cold sweat beaded my forehead and my hands were shaking. My wooden leg wasn’t next to me but my sister and Jacob were. Jacob held crutches and handed them to me as our eyes met.

“Thanks,” I muttered, forgetting for a moment that I didn’t like him. “Why are you screaming at me?”

“Because you were screaming yourself,” Rebecca said. “You must have fallen asleep and you started crying out.” I sat up straighter. Not this again I thought. The doctor said the pills would take care of it.

“How bad?” I asked. “What did I say?”

“I couldn’t understand you,” Rebecca admitted. “But it sounded pretty bad. Is everything okay?”

“It’s fine,” I said sharply. There was no way that I was going to tell Rebecca about the dream. “I’m fine.”

“There’s no reason to be so angry Amber,” Jacob said. “Your sister is just trying to help.”

“I said I’m fine,” I snapped. “She’s not trying to help as much as trying to get on our father’s good side. She was always the goody two shoes…daddy’s little princess. If her perfect reputation wasn’t at stake, she wouldn’t give a damn about me.”

dream cast

 

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playlist

1. Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy

2. Don’t Speak – No Doubt

3. With Me – Sum 41

4. Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger

5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

6. Thnks Fr Th Mmrs – Fall Out Boy

7. Wannabe – Spice Girls

8. Jumpin, Jumpin – Destiny’s Child

9. We’ve Got Tonight – Glee Cast Version

10. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

 

Giveaway

 

 

 

about

 

clip_image006Melissa Wolff was born and raised on Long Island. This is her second self-published young adult novel. She is also a writer for LIB Magazine and has been featured on Patch.com as well as the Post Pioneer.

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Follow the tour

Tour Schedule – Two Month Blog Tour for Three Little Lies by Melissa Wolff from June 23 to Aug 23, 2014.

June

23

Coffee Books & Art – Promo, Playlist, Dream Cast &

Top Ten

June

24

Our New Generation for Reading – Promo

June

25

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! –

Promo

June

26

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo & Author Interview

June

27

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo & Top Ten

June

28

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

July

1

A Cauldron of Books – Promo & Dream Cast

July

2

Read It Write – Promo

July

3

Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo & Author

Interview

July

4

The Idle Musings of a Writer’s Mind – Promo

July

7

The Phantom Paragrapher – Promo

July

8

Night Owl Reviews – Promo

July

9

Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways – Promo & Dream cast

July

11

The Avid Reader – Promo & Dream cast

July

12

Crazy Beautiful Reviews – Review

July

13

Fiction Dreams – Promo & Author Interview

July

14

iHeart Books by MiLo18

– Promo

July

15

Book Hostage – Promo

Undercover Book Reviews – Promo & Review

July

16

Eclipse Reviews – Promo, Character Interview, Playlist &

Dream Cast

July

17

Portals to new Worlds – Promo, Playlist & Dream Cast

July 19

For The Love of Books – Review

July

21

Book Talk Review – Promo

July

22

Breny’s Book Obsession- Promo & Dream Cast

Books, Brownies

and Barkers – Review

July

23

Sinful Reviews – Promo

July

24

The Whispering Pages Book Blog – Promo & Playlist

July

25

The Book Fairy Reviews – Promo, Review, Playlist & Dream

Cast

July

26

Sassy Southern Book Blog – Promo & Review

July

28

Bookworm for Kids – Review

July

29

Fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s Ramblins And Reviews – Promo

The Page

Princess – Promo & Dream Cast

July

30

For The Love of Books – Review

July

31

Movies, Shows & Books – Promo & Review

Aug

1

Read That – Promo

Aug

4

Book Hostage – Promo

Aug

5

Once Upon a YA Book – Promo & Top Ten

Aug

6

Books, Authors, Blogs – Promo & Dream Cast

Aug

7

The Book Enthusiast – Review

Aug

8

A One-click Addict’s Book Blog – Promo & Review

Bound 2 Escape – Promo

Aug

11

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

Aug

14

TTC Books and more – Promo & Playlist

Aug

15

Pretty Girls Read Books – Promo

Aug 18

Cajun Book Lover – Promo, Review

Aug 19

Tammy’s Tea Time – Promo, Review

Aug

20

Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Promo

Aug 22

Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews –

Promo

Aug 23

Dalene’s Book Reviews – Promo, Review & Playlist

 

Review for Witch Ball by Adele Elliott

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My Rating:  4/5

Author: Adele Elliott
Title: Witch Ball

Genre: Young Adult

Background:

Amazon Description: 
Truly Moore loves to spend time with her Great Aunt Fleur, a larger than life, quirky old lady who makes a living selling magic charms. The townspeople know Fleur is “different”, a sin in this “Buckle of the Bible Belt”, and many suspect that Aunt Fleur is a witch. The serenity of the town is shattered by the murder of a respected high school track coach, and as the murder becomes more and more difficult to solve, a witch hunt begins. But not all demons have pointy horns and tails, and not all angels have wings.

Witch Ball asks us to be careful who we deify, and who we vilify.

 

Opinions:

Narration: First Person through Truly

 

Character Development and Plot:  In some ways, this story reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird. It has discrimination, a trial, and a young girl’s view of the events. However, it revolves around a different discrimination – transgender and transvestites. Truly is a fifteen year old girl on summer break in the South. She adores her aunt and seeks advice from her. At the beginning of the book, Truly has a crush on Eric, a college boy who works at the local library. Things turn upside down with a death of a local boy and then the murder of the track coach. Secrets come out not only in the community but also in Truly’s own family.

 

The book focuses on sexual orientation and discrimination within the South. Truly grows up during the summer. She must learn to stand up and go against the crowd. She forms her own opinions on what is considered right or wrong. She also learns about forgiveness. In today’s world where gay rights are on the news more often, this book focuses on how society is hard to change their views. It lightly brings in religion – specifically Baptists – as well as the law.

 

The book is written for young adults but adults might enjoy it, too.

 

Standalone or Part of a Series: Standalone