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Blog Tour
October 18, 2016 posted by Nichole

Rose & Thorn Blog Tour: Guest Post with Sarah Prineas


Rose&Thorn-hc-cTitle: ROSE & THORN

Author: Sarah Prineas

Pub. Date: September 13, 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 416

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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This beauty isn’t sleeping! Sarah Prineas’s darkly imaginative retelling breaks down the classic story of Sleeping Beauty in a big, bold way. Brimming with action and romance, beautiful Rose must escape the curse that will force the kingdom to fall into a century-long slumber and fights for the freedom to find her own happily ever after.


After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She’s been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with, curses that will have drastic consequences if they take effect. Accompanied by the handsome and mysterious Griff and Quirk, his witty and warmhearted partner, Rose tries to escape from the ties that bind her to this forced fairy tale. But will the path they take lead them to freedom, or will it bring them straight into the prescribed story they are trying to avoid?


Set in the world of Prineas’s Ash & Bramble fifty years later, Rose & Thorn is a powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty. If you like your fairy tales dark, your heroines daring, and your suitors dashing, this is the book for you.


Ash&Bramble finalTitle: ASH & BRAMBLE

Author: Sarah Prineas

Pub. Date: September 15, 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 464

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

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When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.



About Sarah:


Hi there! I’m Sarah Prineas, author of the Magic Thief series published in the US by HarperCollins and in 17 other languages around the world, and the Winterling trilogy. I live in rural Iowa with my mad scientist husband, two kids, and two cats. My next book is called Ash & Bramble, and it’s a YA. Here’s my website: and here’s my book website (with games, wallpaper, and extras!): Thanks for reading!

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Read below to find out more about Sarah’s favorite and least favorite character to write!

Hi! Thanks so much for hosting a stop on the Rose & Thorn blog tour, and for taking the time to post this.


This post is all about my favorite and least favorite characters to write … and they are the same person.

In Rose & Thorn one of the main characters is named Quirk.  He is a man with dwarfism; he’s handsome, blond, with green eyes and a nice smile and he has a … quirky sense of humor.  He names his biceps, for example (“Anvil” and “Hammer”) (I think this is hilarious; YMMV).  He’s a skilled swordsman.  He’s caring and kind.  He calls a very tough and obnoxious girl “sweetheart” and it turns her to mush.  Writing him was incredibly fun.

He was also very hard to write, though, because he has some huge secrets, and a Past, and I couldn’t reveal any of that until close to the end of the book.  Quirk had to have reasons not conceal what he knows.  Concealing information like that is very difficult for a writer.  It can’t seem fake, or like people not talking to each other for stupid reasons.

In a change of subject, I didn’t have a playlist for Rose & Thorn (I don’t listen to music when writing), but the song that represents the book, for me, is and oldie: “Hold On, I’m Coming” by Sam & Dave.  At one point my main character even says it.



Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of ROSE & THORN. US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/10/2016- Novel Novice Interview

10/11/2016- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/12/2016 Seeing Double In Neverland– Guest Post

10/13/2016- Mom with a Reading Problem– Review

10/14/2016- Two Chicks on Books– Interview


Week Two:

10/17/2016- Once Upon a Twilight– Review

10/18/2016- YaReads– Guest Post

10/19/2016- Eli to the nth– Review

10/20/2016- The Cover Contessa– Interview

10/21/2016- Mundie Moms– Review

Blog Tour
September 2, 2016 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: The Vrai Domicile by Courtney Ruggles

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sixthThe Sixth Domicile (The Domicile Series Book 1) by Courtney Ruggles

Published on January 20th, 2016

Published by Elephantine Publishing

Genre: New Adult Dystopian



In a future ravaged by greed and war, The Domicile has emerged. A new civilization governed by clandestine Elders where citizens are united by white masks and uniform identities. To remove one’s mask, to go outside the Domicile, to show defiance, means being sent to the Meurtre, a horrifying death sentence.

Q437B doesn’t follow the rules. She craves sunlight, dares to love her childhood friend B116A, and–the most forbidden of all–has seen the true face of her beloved beneath his mask.

But when Q becomes an Adulte, The Domicile threatens to take away everything that makes her happy. She is forced to marry an abusive soldier who demands she conform.

Whispers spread about the unconventional lessons she teaches her new students. And when Q openly disobeys the Elders, the people become restless, questioning the truth of the world in the wake of such defiance.

Rumblings of discontent stir as others begin to follow the path toward their freedom. The Revolution has begun, and Q is the spark that ignited the flames.

The Sixth Domicile is book 1 in the Domicile Series, A New Adult dystopian. Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent and Ally Condie’s Matched series will love The Sixth Domicile.

vraiThe Vrai Domicile (The Domicile Series Book 2) by Courtney Ruggles

Genre: New Adult Dystopian

To be released on August 24th, 2016

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Q437B was ready to die for the Second Revolution. Then she entered the Meurtre

Q and B expected death when the Elders ordered their execution. What they discover instead changes everything they thought they knew about their world. Saved by the mercy of the Elders, they awaken in the Vrai Domicile, a mysterious place hidden below the Sixth Domicile housing hundreds of former rebels.

Except these rebels have been brainwashed, conditioned to be blind followers.

Q quickly learns of the Elders’ new plan for her – she is to become their warrior, to reunite the Vrai and Sixth Domiciles with purity, love, and unwavering faith. But to Q, she’ll be undoing everything she and the rebels fought for.

Now Q and B must fight to survive once more, forced to forge new alliances with strangers who promise nothing is as it seems. But surviving comes with a choice – follow the Elders and quash the Revolution, or defy them and free the people, putting B’s and Grandmother’s lives at risk.

In a place where the fire of rebellion is extinguished at every turn, can Q continue to be the spark that fuels the Revolution?

Book 2 in The Sixth Domicile Series by Courtney Ruggles, a 5 star Readers Favorite!

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Vrai Domicile Teaser

Courtney’s love for writing started pretty much when she learned to read, which her mother would tell you was a feat in itself back when she was in the first grade. Once she aced those flashcards with vocabulary words, Courtney’s writing took off. And her love with it. In school, she was always writing short stories on a word processor (What?? Word processor with floppy disks?). Oh yes, she literally had a card filing case full of floppy disks.

Now getting her Doctorate in social work, she’s used this education to help her write some of the gritty issues entwined in her stories. When Courtney isn’t writing her next book while drinking coffee, you can find her doing homework (drag) with chocolate chip flavored coffee, reading series of books (because school books are only so interesting) while drinking pumpkin flavored coffee, playing with her little boy, or daydreaming of future beach houses while drinking some other scrumptious flavor of coffee.



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Instagram: @courtneyruggles

Check out the playlist for Vrai Domicile below:

Empty Gold- Halsey

So Far Away- Faunts

Only One- NF

All I Want- Kodaline

Waiting Game- Banks

Eyes Half Closed- Crywolf

Seven Devils- Florence + The Machine

Born to Die- Lana Del Rey

Never Forget You- Zara Larsson & MNEK

Run Wild- for KING & COUNTRY

All Is Whole- Whitley

Lies- Marina & The Diamonds

Control- Halsey

These are songs I listened to while writing The Vrai Domicile, plus so many others! I love listening to music as I write.  In fact, I don’t write without listening to music!  And often times, it’s when I’m listening to amazing songs and artists that I come up with some awesome scenes for the book.

These are awesome recs! I’m super ashamed to say that there are several that I haven’t listened to, but I’m a huge fan of Florence, Kodaline, and Lana Del Rey. Fun fact about me: I have All I Want on my ipod and constantly listen to it on repeat!

The Giveaway:

Swag bag with bookmarks, Domicile keychains, an exclusive Domicile poster, and bracelets; open to US residents only.
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Read below for an excerpt from Vrai Domicile:

A100B’s words filled my head again. I bit my lip as I listened to what she said, demanding me to say them and then do exactly what she was telling me to do. “Untie it from your belt. You must do it,” she commanded in my ear.

I looked down at the whip hanging on my side, my fingers brushing the Fouetter as terror and guilt gripped me.

I gulped, my stomach churning and tears threatening me, gagging me. “Say it!” she hissed in my ear. She repeated the words so I would recite them exactly right.

“T987A, a rogue Guerrier, helped me escape from the Domicile and betray you.” My voice shook and I kept swallowing the saliva building in my mouth from the threat of rising bile.

“I swear to not betray you again, and to demonstrate that promise, I will punish T987A.” I finished the words A100B demanded I repeat. Q437A stood next to me, smirking.

Two Guerriers emerged from the side of the Rotonde dragging T987A between them. I sucked in my bottom lip to stifle a cry. T987A was a part of the rebellion, one of the Guerriers who informed us what the Guerriers were doing and helped protect B and me. He fought Q437A when they found us sneaking out of the Domicile the last time, which gave us the time to run to the Rotonde to save Grandmother, and where I screamed at the people to reveal the Elders’ murderous ways.

“I can’t,” I whispered as quietly as I could, barely moving my lips, sure A100B could hear me.

“Take the Fouetter from your belt, Q437B,” she breathed in my ear. T987A stared at me in disbelief. I squeezed my eyes shut, knowing they were ready to beat my grandmother, beat her fervently until almost all the blood seeped from her. And then save her without numbing the pain to prepare to do it again.

I didn’t know what would happen to T987A after this. I tried to reason with myself. I couldn’t get out of this. T987A was much stronger than my grandmother. I had endured twenty lashes, he could withstand at least that.

My throat constricted as I fought to keep from vomiting or crying, not sure which would be worse right now. I pleaded with my eyes as his locked with mine to forgive me. I loosened the Fouetter, never taking my gaze from his. “I’m sorry,” I mouthed at him and hoped he could read my lips, my desperation, my turmoil, and my devastation.

The Guerriers hoisted him on the platform and pushed him down, forcing him to his knees and rounding his back to give me maximum exposure.

The Fouetter was heavy in my hands, much heavier than when we’d trained, as if it’d been filled with lead. The Guerriers wielded it effortlessly; I had wielded it effortlessly on innocent tile. I licked my lips, bit my tongue hard enough to taste metallic blood, now infused with the abundance of saliva.

“I’m so sorry,” I whispered, my voice hitched by the tears now freely falling. There were too many to keep at bay. They fell from my eyes and dripped into T987A’s hair as I hovered over him, holding the Fouetter at my side. My whisper was loud enough for him to hear me, for the Guerriers holding him, and possibly the closest people to the platform. A100B heard it, her infuriated breath sounding in my ear. The Elders heard.

Q437A’s hand grabbed my right arm owning the Fouetter. “I will help you, Q437B. As my partner and fellow soldier, I will aid you in punishing this betrayer!” I knew Q437A’s words were being fed to him as well.

I went numb. He wouldn’t let me release the Fouetter. Instead his hand clenched over mine on the Fouetter, making sure I didn’t let go. He raised my arm high in the air. I sucked in a deep breath and held it in, biting the inside of my cheek as he drove my arm down, the Fouetter whistling in the air. I squeezed my eyes shut. The leather strips made contact with T987A’s back, the contact vibrating through the handle of the Fouetter.

He screamed. Q437A raised my arm again high above my head and forcefully slammed it back down. The whip cracked against T987A; his cry echoed. Tears seeped from my locked eyes. I gulped, trying to hide the hiccups of sobs escaping from me. I wanted to scream, to cry out. To use my three-day training and throw my elbow back into Q437A’s chest to knock him off balance. And then attack him, knock him to the ground and beat the life out of him.

Q437A kept raising my arm above my head and swinging it down so the Fouetter lashed T987A’s back. I didn’t count the times Q437A repeated the motion to cruelly whip T987A.

Finally, the Elder’s voice boomed again over the Rotonde. Q437A had raised my arm high in the air again, readying for another blow. “That is enough!” he demanded. “By the mercy in us, T987A has served his punishment of thirty lashes. May the scars remind him of his transgressions and how we saved him today from the Meurtre. T987A, we implore you to become pure again.”

The Tour Schedule:

August 24th

Justicereads – Review Book #1

NovelKnight – Author Interview

Noshelfcontrol – Review Book #1

August 25th

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – Promo Post

VampyreLady’s Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, New Releases & All Things Bookish – Promo Post

August 26th

Strong Novels – Author Interview

August 27th

Little Miss Trainwreck – Author Interview

Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

August 28th

Bookrantings – Review Book #1

August 29th

The Book Beacon – Promo Post

August 30th

Justicereads – Review Book #2

August 31st

Eelsaysbooks – Review Book #1

September 1st

Eelsaysbooks – Review Book #2

Crossroad Reviews – Promo Post

September 2nd

YaReads – Guest Post

September 3rd

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

September 4th

YA Book Divas – Promo Post

September 5th

RoloPoloBookBlog – Promo Post

September 6th

Us Girls & A Book – Review Books 1 & #2

Book of the Month
August 20, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month: The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder Giveaway

Book of the MonthHi, everyone!

I’m super excited to be able to offer all of you the chance to enter to win our August Book of the Month, The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder. This giveaway will run until the end of August and is open to US residents only. Good luck!!!!

The dashing Prince of the Rats–who’s in love with Cinderella–is changed into her coachman on the night of the big ball. And he’s about to turn the legend (and the evening) upside down on his way to a most unexpected happy ending!

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Buy the Rat Prince Today!

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Blog Tour
August 16, 2016 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: The Sight by Chloe Neill

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sightPurchase THE SIGHT: AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-MillionIndiebound, or iBooks.

The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over.  But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both…


The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter Chloe’s Grand Prize Giveaway, which will run August 8 through August 19 on Chloe’s web site.

What’s included in the Grand Prize Giveaway?

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Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest.  When not writing, she bakes, knits, Pins, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

Chloe is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency. Chloe is a member of the Romance Writers of America. 

Photo by Dana Damewood. (If you use this photo for promotional purposes, please credit Dana.)

Follow the Blog Tour:

Monday, August 8 – Paranormaly Yours
Tuesday, August 9 – TSK, TSK What To Read?
Wednesday, August 10 – Redd’s Reads | The Book Crumb Trail
Thursday, August 11- Dandelionn Wine  | Vicarious Bookworm
Friday, August 12 – NovelKnight | Urban Fantasy Investigations

Monday, August 15 – Parajunkee | Book-Marks The Spot
Tuesday, August 16 (Release Day) – YA Reads | The Saucy Wenches | Bad Ass Book Reviews
Wednesday, August 17 – Goldilocks & The Three Weres
Thursday, August 18 – The Book Nympho | Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
Friday, August 19 – The Book Swarm | TruBookiesReview | Lake’s Book Reviews | | Fangs, Wands & Fairy Dust

Blog Tour
July 8, 2016 posted by Nichole

Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies Blog Tour: Character Interview with Harper



Author: Laura Stampler

Release Date: July 19, 2016

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Pages: 352

Formats: Hardcover, eBook


The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City in a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn’t lied about being a dating expert on her resume . .

Harper Anderson has always thought she should have been born somewhere more glamorous than her sleepy Northern California suburb. After all, how many water polo matches and lame parties in Bobby McKittrick’s backyard can one girl take?

Already resigned to working at a Skinny B’s Juice Press for the summer, Harper is shocked when the ultra-prestigious teen magazine, Shift, calls to say they want her to be their teen dating blogger for the summer. All she needs to do is get her butt to New York in two days.

There’s just one teeny, tiny problem: Apart from some dance floor make-outs, Harper doesn’t have a whole lot of dating experience. So when Shift’s application asked for an “edgy” personal essay, Harper might have misappropriated her best friend’s experiences for her own. But she can just learn on the job…right? Will the house of lies Harper has built around her dream job collapse all around her, or will she be able to fake it until she makes it in the big city?


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“You can pre-order a personalized, signed copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES at Oblong Books through July 9th. Details can be found HERE!”



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About Laura Stampler


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Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and then worked on staff—at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet.


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There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

  • A hardcover copy of LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES to TWO (2) winners – US only


Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway is US only. Giveaway ends July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific. Book will be ordered from Amazon. Prizing courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours.

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Character Interview with Harper (in June, right after Harper started the internship)

Describe California in 5 words.

Juice bars. Water polo. (But also) Home.

See? There’s some sentimentality underneath my snarky exterior.


What was it like moving to New York for the Summer?

Ever since I heard my mom’s stories about going to grad school in New York, I’ve dreamed of living in the city. It’s the epicenter of writing, theater, art — and don’t even get me started on the food. Even the street hot dogs are a revelation.


Still, finding out you got an internship in your dream city at the very last minute and having only two days to mentally prepare (and physically pack) for your cross country trip was… overwhelming to say the least.


Tell us, what exactly does a dating blogger do?

Umm, I had the exact same question. My editor McKayla says that my job is to be “edgy.” I have to go on dates that people want to read about… or die trying. (Because if people don’t click on my blog posts, McKayla will stab me with her eyeliner pencil.)


Are you going out on a bunch of hot dates? Lame dates?

I have my eye on a few hot prospects… but so far my experiences have been on the lukewarm side.


Can you give us a teaser of one of the dates you’ll go on?

Would you believe me if I told you that I guy I thought was flirting with me was actually trying to get me to join his cult? New York can be weird. Boys can be weird. Or maybe I’m just weird?


When you eventually become a writer do you want to write for Shift or another magazine? Or do you want to work somewhere else?

I know you don’t win Pulitzers for dating blogs, but I hope that my writing career can take me down that path one day.


Why do you want to become a writer?

I honestly can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I always have a running narrative of the things I see and people I interact with playing silently in my head that I can’t wait to jot down in my Moleskine notebook.


Do you think you’ll ever officially move to New York?

One thousand percent. (Just don’t tell my parents. They have attachment issues.)


Tell us, will you meet “the one” in New York?

Let me worry about not humiliating myself in front of “the many” first.


What have you taken away from working for Shift magazine?

Besides a lot of free snacks from the open kitchen?

Ok, joking aside, I think that Shift has taught me that there’s a whole lot more to people and situations than meets the eye.


What’s next for you?

I’m open to any and all new adventures.

The Tour Schedule:

Week One

July 6thPlease Feed the Bookworm – Review

July 6thRead Now Sleep Later – Guest Post

July 7thWorth Reading It? – Review

July 7thYA Book Madness – Review

July 8thAwkwordly Emma – Review

July 8thYA Reads – Character Interview


Week Two

July 11thFictional Fox – Review

July 11thCurling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview

July 12thFiktshun – Review

July 12thThe Anatomy of a Bookworm – Review

July 13thThe Phantom Paragrapher – Review

July 13thWhatever You Can Still Betray – Guest Post

July 14thCreatyvebooks – Review

July 14thLatte Nights Reviews – Review

July 15thHere’s to Happy Endings – Review

July 15thBooks & Beauti – Guest Post


Week Three

July 18thSwoony Boys Podcast – Review & Character Interview

July 19thBook Briefs – Review

July 19thA Dream Within A Dream – Guest Post

July 19thAll The Crannies – Review

July 20thThe Mind of a Book Dragon – Review

July 20thDazzled by Books – Author Interview

July 21stVibin With Books – Review

July 21stThe Recipe Fairy – Guest Post

July 21stOh, For The Love Of Stories – Review

July 22ndBooks and Bindings – Review

July 22ndUnderneath the Covers – Guest Post


Blog Tour
July 7, 2016 posted by Nichole

Bookishly Ever After/Dramatically Ever After Spotlight and Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

Today, I am very excited to host a spotlight and giveaway for Bookishly Ever After and Dramatically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira. First of all, I want to give a big shout out to YA Books Central for hosting the cover reveal of Dramatically Ever After. You can find their original post at the link: And for extra fun, when Bookishly Ever After reaches 50 Amazon reviews, Isabel will be releasing an exclusive “BEA at BEA” short story, which has never been featured anywhere and won’t be released otherwise. (BEA at BEA: Bookishly Ever After at Book Expo America)

We are so excited to be hosting a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card plus a finished copy of Bookishly for one US winner. You can find that giveaway at the bottom of this post!

bookishly ever afterTitle: Bookishly Ever After (Ever After Book One)

Author: Isabel Bandeira

Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Synopsis: In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic and a hot paranormal love interest, like the ones that she reads obsessively. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary, but at least she has her books.


Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. For advice on a personality overhaul, Phoebe turns to the heroines in her favorite books. Becoming as awesome as her book characters isn’t as easy as it sounds, and when another girl nets Dev for herself right from under Phoebe’s nose she’s crushed.


Then, to up the suckage even more, she gets assigned as his co-counselor at a sixth-grade camp where they are both volunteering and has to spend an entire week attached at the hip to the one guy on the planet she wants to avoid. Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and nature walks without Dev figuring out she’s still not over him, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster? Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing? There isn’t a book on her shelf that covers that, and Phoebe will have to figure it out all by herself.  Will she end up in the friend zone, or will things work out…Bookishly Ever After?




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Dramatically Ever After FinalTitle: Dramatically Ever After (Ever After #2)
Author: Isabel Bandeira
Release Date: 2017
Publisher: Spencer Hill PressSynopsis: Senior year is not shaping up to be the picture perfect movie Em Katsaros had imagined. Her super hot leading man is five thousand miles away. Her dad just got laid off. And Em can kiss her first-pick university goodbye if she doesn’t snag a scholarship.

To turn this Shakespearean tragedy into the Academy Award-winning dream Em has written for herself, she enters a speech competition and manages to cinch a spot in the US Youth Change Council national round. She gets to spend a week in Boston and her prayers might be answered if she can kick butt and win one of the national scholarships.
Everything seems to be going by the script until she finds out Kris Lambert—senior class president, stuck-up jerk, and her nemesis—is going, too. Cue the dramatic music. In Boston, Kris is different. Nice. Cute, even. But she knows his game way too well—be nice to your opponents and then throw them under the bus on your way to victory. Instead of becoming his next victim, Em decides to turn the tables by putting her acting and flirting skills to work. Unfortunately, as they get close to the final competition and judging, reality and acting start to blur.
Can Em use the drama from the stage to get the future she’s been dreaming of?

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Growing up, Isabel Bandeira split her time between summers surrounded by cathedrals, castles, and ancient tombs in Portugal and the rest of the year hanging around the lakes and trees of Southern New Jersey, which only fed her fairy-tale and nature obsessions. In her day job, she’s a Mechanical Engineer and tones down her love of all things glittery while designing medical devices, but it all comes out in her writing. The rest of the time, you’ll find her reading, at the dance studio, or working on her jumps and spins at the ice rink.

Isabel lives in South Jersey with her little black cat, too much yarn, and a closetful of vintage hats. She is represented by Carrie Howland of Donadio and Olson, Inc.

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The Giveaway:
a $25 Amazon gift card plus a finished copy of Bookishly for one US winner.

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Blog Tour
July 6, 2016 posted by Nichole

Eternal Sacrifice Blog Tour: Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale + Giveaway!

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Eternal SacrificeThe explosive conclusion to Stacey O’Neale’s award-winning Mortal Enchantment series reveals the secrets of the fantasy world!

Valac has stolen two of the sacred objects. In a bid to rule all four courts, he has threatened to use Excalibur to cut the mist that protects Avalon–ultimately ending the lives of thousands of elementals. As the Akasha, Kalin has the power to stop him. And she refuses to lose anyone else she loves.

Will she have to sacrifice herself to save them?

Desperate to save Kalin’s life, Rowan searches for the long-lost creator of the mist. But what he finds is the very last thing he expected. Everything he thought he knew about his past is turned upside down, and he questions whether he’s meant to be the savior or the elemental that destroys them all.

Told from Kalin, Rowan, and Marcus’s perspective, the final installment to the series follows their journey of courage, duty, sacrifice, and love.

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About the Author:

Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. 

Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult fantasy and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Goodreads. You can also visit her blog at

Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale

Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Stacey O’Neale

1.       I wrote my first novel when I was twenty-seven years old. That’s considered very late. Most authors I know started writing in their teens. At that time in my life, I never considered writing anything longer than a short story. I didn’t think I could.

2.       I’m an artist. I received my first art scholarship when I was in third grade. I love drawing, painting, ceramics, and creating metal sculptures. But I was never interested in turning my passion into a job. It’s just a part of me I choose to keep to myself.

3.       I’m a life-long comic book collector. I like to collect old school comics from the 1950’s-1980’s. I regularly shop at local comic book stores and attend the smaller Comic Conventions. My favorites are the X-Men, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, and Wonder Woman.

4.       Since I was a small child, I’ve been obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. I have a nice size collection of memorabilia from the movies and books. I also love to read retellings of the original story. My favorite character is the Cheshire Cat.

5.       I get most of my story ideas from fairytales, history, and mythology. I like to take familiar characters or stories from history and put my own spin on them. Also, I’m obsessed with the History Channel. I could spend hours and hours watching their programs.

6.       I have to write in complete silence. Music and people distract me, so I always write at home while everyone else is at school or work. I also have to write during the day. I have tried to write at night, but I end up tossing most of it.

7.       I recently got addicted to watching the cheesy made-for-tv-movie romances on the Hallmark channel. My friend finally convinced me to watch one about a year ago, and I’ve probably seen at least twenty of them since.

8.       I’m obsessed with spearmint. I drink a glass of spearmint tea every day. When I get snowballs, that’s my go-to flavor. I also like to diffuse spearmint oil around the house. The scent is so crisp and clean. It wakes me up in the morning.

9.       I’m passionate about environmental issues. My family likes to tease me because I get really mad if someone tries to throw away a recyclable. My brother calls me, Captain Planet. I’ve pulled things out of other people’s trashcans before. I’m also into composting and I live a very chemical free lifestyle.

10.   I’m a book hoarder. I’ll buy books as often as I can even though I own over a hundred that I know I haven’t read. I’d love to buy a big house and turn an entire room into a library. Wall-to-wall books and one comfy chair for me to sit in. That’s my dream.

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