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Author Interviews
September 7, 2014 posted by Nichole

Scar of the Bamboo Leaf Blog Tour: Author Interview with Sieni A.M.

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scar of the bamboo leafAbout the Book:
 

Scar of the Bamboo Leaf by Sieni A.M.

Genre: Young Adult fiction, Contemporary Romance

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1q2UsEN

“Her heart wept when she realized that the hardest part about loving him was the idea that his love was never meant for her.”

Walking with a pronounced limp all her life has never stopped fifteen-year-old Kiva Mau from doing what she loves. While most girls her age are playing sports and perfecting their traditional Samoan dance, Kiva finds serenity in her sketchbook and volunteering at the run-down art center her extended family owns.

When seventeen-year-old Ryler Cade steps into the art center for the first time, Kiva is drawn to the angry and misguided student sent from abroad to reform his violent ways. Scarred and tattooed, an unlikely friendship is formed when the gentle Kiva shows him kindness and beauty through art.
After a tragic accident leaves Kiva severely disfigured, she struggles to see the beauty she has been brought up to believe. Just when she thinks she’s found her place, Ryler begins to pull away, leaving her heartbroken and confused. The patriarch of the family then takes a turn for the worse and Kiva is forced to give up her dreams to help with familial obligations, until an old family secret surfaces that makes her question everything.

Immersed in the world of traditional art and culture, this is the story of self-sacrifice and discovery, of acceptance and forbearance, of overcoming adversity and finding one’s purpose. Spanning years, it is a story about an intuitive girl and a misunderstood boy and love that becomes real when tested.

 
About the Author:
Sieni
 

Sieni A.M. is a coffee addict, Instagram enthusiast, world traveler, and avid reader turned writer. She graduated as an English and History high school teacher from the University of Canterbury and is currently living in Israel with her husband and two daughters. “Scar of the Bamboo Leaf” is her second novel.

Website: http://sieniam.blogspot.co.il/

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

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/illumineher/

The Excerpt:

 

The white van’s presence in the driveway made Kiva’s heart thud against her ribs, and a mysterious anticipation settled over her. Hobbling into the house, she carried out her chores with efficiency, hanging the laundry on the line and checking on Masi’s bowl while stealing curious glances at the art center.

After a long pause, she decided to enter it.

Poised along the far wall to avoid distraction, Kiva perused the students scattered around the room, heads and shoulders bent over their wood carvings, the clink and thud of the chisel and mallet competing over each other. Mau paced his time with each student evenly, making his way around, offering guidance when needed. Kiva couldn’t make out his words from where she sat, only a few low mutterings accompanied by the shake or nod of his head.

Her eyes strayed until they settled on the boy with the mysterious tattoo. Ryler. Her suspicions were correct about his work when she noticed the slab of wood with the sliced words in front of him. He hadn’t spoken a word to any of the other boys, didn’t acknowledge them, and they avoided him too, as if he’d erected an invisible wall and they were aware of it.

Her uncle had no problem stepping through it though. He was with him now, speaking in low tones and gesturing to his work. What was he saying? Kiva strained to hear, but nothing came to her over the cacophony of sounds in the room. A muscle in Ryler’s jaw ticked as he sat, head bent, listening to him. Mau remained with him for some time, talking and listening, acknowledging the need to spend more time. Finally, he gave him a tap on the shoulder and a satisfied nod before moving away.

Kiva noticed when Ryler picked up a carving knife, pausing in concentration, his face tentative and contemplative, before he met it with wood, the muscles in his broad back contorting and flexing from the grip and release of the tool. What had he decided to carve? Kiva wanted to inch her way forward to find out but kept herself firmly planted. An hour passed and still she sat riveted to her spot.

A couple sharp drops on the roof were the only warning to the torrential downpour that followed.

“Makiva!” Hana’s voice shouted from across the yard and made her jump. “It’s raining! Get the laundry!”

Kiva scrambled off the floor, the noise drawing attention, and limped as quickly as she could to the line. The knifelike raindrops hit her on the back, stinging, and soaked through her shirt. Ignoring the pricks, she rushed to unpeg each piece of clothing, throwing it in the bucket and returning for more. The rain came down harder and faster, blurring her eyesight, the sound of a thunderclap roaring in her ears. Tea towels, Mau’s shirt, Hana’s school skirt. Breathless, her quick movements had long ago uncoiled her hair, wild and swirling in the wind; the pencil slipped out, lost somewhere. She was nearing the end of the line, grappling with a sheet, when she glanced up and noticed the boys running from the center to the van, their lesson over.

Ryler appeared last through the door, his brown eyes trained on her, and descended the stairs with heavy, deliberate steps. Kiva stared wide eyed as he stepped into the rain and came toward her with unhurried, even strides. She watched as raindrops pelted his gray shirt, soaking through to his shoulders until the wet dots spread and connected.

When he was a foot away, he lifted his hand.

“You dropped this,” he said, his voice low and hoarse, as if he was just getting over a cold. He smelled of wood dust and sweat.

She glanced down at his hand and saw the pencil she used to pin up her hair. It must have fallen in the art center in her haste to get to the laundry. Reaching for it, she noticed the deep scars on his left wrist and paused. From this close they looked even worse.

“It’s not what you think,” he answered, interpreting her thoughts.

Kiva snapped her eyes to his face. His brown eyes penetrated hers, thick lashes dripping from the rain, a line formed between his eyebrows. She tried not to fidget under his gaze and glanced to the right of his face. She saw a scar near his eye, something she hadn’t noticed before.

She calmly returned her gaze to him. “And what do I think?”

Ryler took a step closer. “You think that I did this to myself on purpose.”

“Did you?” She breathed.

He shook his head. “It was from a fight. The other guy had a broken bottle and I tried to block him.”

Kiva hissed as if she had been the one cut open and bleeding. Her eyes found the scar again and her stomach plummeted at the thought of the pain it must have caused. She felt suddenly light-headed and blinked to clear the blur clouding her mind.

“Are you alright?” he asked, concern laced in his voice.

She took slow, even breaths and nodded her head.

The sound of the van’s horn blared from the drive way.

“Ryler! Hurry up, we’re going!” A superior impatiently gestured for him in the rain.

“You better go,” Kiva said hastily. “Thanks for returning this.” She took the pencil from his hand and curled her fingers around it.

Ryler remained unmoving. Why wasn’t he going? Did he want to get into trouble? He finally stepped away and turned, jogging over to the waiting van, his shirt now drenched through and stuck to his retreating back.

Read below for an author interview with the author:

Can you tell us about your book, Scar of the Bamboo Leaf, in 25 words or less?

Scar of the Bamboo Leaf is a coming of age tale with an unconventional journey of love between two physically and emotionally flawed characters, Kiva and Ry.

What was your favorite scene to write?

Anything to do with Kiva’s art–describing it was like writing poetry.

What was the hardest scene to edit out?

The last 10%. I wanted to keep it raw, let the emotion speak for itself, and not overwhelm the ending with too many words.

Is this a standalone or part of a series?

A standalone.

What interested you in writing in the contemporary genre?

My first book, Illumine Her, is a romance with supernatural elements. I wanted to try something different with Scar of the Bamboo Leaf. Something relatable and realistic.

Can readers expect a lot of waterworks while reading this book?

Yes. Definetly. Grab your tissues! I cried for a week writing this book, and I never cry.

Are you currently working on anything else?

There’s something in the works. I’m still plotting things in my head. Nothing concrete yet, but it’ll be a light romance and (hopefully) funny.

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

Something memorable, and the latest book that stayed with me for days was Making Faces by Amy Harmon.

What is currently in your TBR pile?

A lot of Kristan Higgins and Sarah J. Maas’ Heir of Fire.

Thank you!

 

The Giveaway:
 
5 ecopies of Scar of the Bamboo Leaf via Amazon

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Author Interviews
September 5, 2014 posted by Nichole

Forest of Whispers Blog Tour: Author Interview with Jennifer Murgia

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forest of whispersAbout the Book

Title: FOREST OF WHISPERS

Author: Jennifer Murgia

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

Pub. Date: September 9, 2014

Find it: Goodreads|Amazon|Barnes& Noble

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago… and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

 

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to–one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder–a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

 

About Jennifer:

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Jennifer Murgia writes Young Adult paranormal and contemporary fiction.

 

Her latest novel, FOREST OF WHISPERS, will release September 9, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press.

 

She is the author of ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE & THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing)

and BETWEEN THESE LINES (Playlist Fiction).

 

In 2012, Jennifer Co-Founded YA FEST with fellow YA author/friend, Cyn Balog. She coordinates this unique annual festival, bringing teens and fellow Young Adult authors together at her hometown library in Easton PA.

To contact Jennifer try:   Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | PinterestGoodreads
Read below for an author interview with Jennifer Murgia:

Can you tell us about your book, Forest of Whispers, in 20 words or less?

In 17th-century Bavaria, a haunted young woman must uncover the mysterious claim that    her deceased mother was a witch.

 

It’s so cool that this book is about witches! Would you say that readers are going to see more light magic or will there be dark sinister magic?

Thank you! It was tremendously fun to write! I can reveal that both light and dark magic are woven into this story. My protagonist, Rune, comes to terms that her mother was accused of some very dark crimes—but she herself, is determined to follow a different path.

 

What was your favorite scene to write?

There is a special chapter toward the end of the book that is told in Rune’s mother’s POV as a flashback that I especially LOVE. It’s a glimpse at the mystery itself and reveals so much.

 

Is Forest of Whispers a standalone or will it be part of a series?

FOREST OF WHISPERS will graciously share the shelf with its sequel. I do hope to write a third, eventually.

 

Can readers look forward to any hunky guys in Forest of Whispers?

Rune does become enamored with the “boy next door”. His name is Laurentz and is quite dashing.

 

Are you currently working on anything else?

I just love writing noir mysteries so yes, I’m currently working on a YA Horror that is chock full of intrigue and creepy visions, and oh, did I mention it takes place in an insane asylum?

 

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

AMITY by Micol Ostow. It is brilliantly written and such a unique spin on what we all know the movie version to be.

 

Giveaway Details:

1 $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a witchy swag item. US ONLY.

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The Tour Schedule:

 

Week One:

9/1/2014- A Dream Within A Dream– Interview

9/1/2014- Her Book Thoughts!– Review

9/2/2014- Pieces of Whimsy– Guest Post

9/2/2014- Nerdophiles– Review

9/3/2014- Addicted Readers– Interview

9/3/2014- Realm of the Sapphired Dragon– Review

9/4/2014- Literary Meanderings                – Guest Post

9/4/2014- Heather Hearts Books– Review

9/5/2014- YaReads Interview

9/5/2014- Word to Dreams– Review

 

Week Two:

9/8/2014- Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance– Guest Post

9/8/2014- Everything Marie– Review

9/9/2014- Pen and Muse– Interview

9/9/2014- Arkham Reviews– Review

9/10/2014- Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf– Guest Post

9/10/2014- Amaterasu Reads– Review

9/11/2014- Fire and Ice– Guest Post

9/11/2014- As the page turns– Review

9/12/2014- Mom With A Kindle– Interview

9/12/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book– Review

Book of the Month
August 24, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book of the Month Giveaway: Swag Pack for Deadly Little Sins by Kara Taylor

Book of the Month

Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

 

Today I am very excited to be offering a swag pack giveaway (offered by Kara Taylor herself) for Deadly Little Sins! The giveaway is for two swag packs with bookmarks, tattoos, and signed bookplates. (International.) Just fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

 

deadly little sinIn Kara Taylor’s Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance in this fast-paced, twisty conclusion to the Prep School Confidential series.

It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.

After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, someone at Wheatley knows the truth about what happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Interviews
August 14, 2014 posted by Nichole

Solus Series Blog Tour: Author Interview with Devri Walls

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arianBOOK 1 (currently free)
Wins of Arian
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #1
Published: April 24th 2012
Synopsis:

Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

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Wings of Tavea
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #2
Published: November, 2012
Synopsis:
Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble
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Wings of Nestor
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #3
Publication date: June 24th 2013
Synopsis:

Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?

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Wings of Lomay
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #4
Publication date: February 4th 2014
Synopsis:

Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?

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Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head.
The Giveaway:

Open to US/Can – Ends August 26th
–Tanzanite earrings, a dragon earcuff, a wing necklace, and ebooks + swag

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Author Interview

 

Can you tell us about the Solus series in 20 words or less?

If you never heard a lie would you know when you heard one? Find out in this epic fantasy adventure.

Psssst— 20 words is not very many! Lol

Which book was your favorite to write?

Book three, Wings of Nestor.

Can readers look forward to any hunky guys in the Solus series?

Ummmmm, yes. Two actually, if you would like a sneak preview just look at my covers.

Do you have a favorite scene from any of the books?

Why are these questions always so hard! I have a few scenes that I really do love but I don’t know if I can narrow it down to one! Between the training scenes with Kiora and Alcander, the dragons- OH, and the vines in the castle battle scene! I can’t pick!

What was the toughest book to write in the Solus series?

BOOK FOUR! I really panicked when I started writing book four and the pressure completely paralyzed me. To give you an idea how bad it was, I finally decided that maybe I hated it because I was just too close to the book, so I sent it to my editor. I got a phone call that sounded something like this. “So, Devri… ummmmmmm, well… What happened? (Insert Devri’s wail of agony here) Seriously, Devri, it doesn’t even sound like your writing.” Yeah, I’ve had better phone calls. In other words, I had to rewrite the entire book. But that’s ok, because it’s so much better and I am quite happy with it.

Did you ever experience writer’s block?

Yes. The shower is my best friend to work through writers block, something about the heat and the white noise helps me get my ideas flowing again. Some days it is a must that I take more than one shower….poor me. Hehehehehe

Do you have plans to continue the Solus series with future books or novellas?

No! It is done, done I say! The only thing that might happen….maybe, is a prequel. I have had many a request for that, but if it does happen it wont be for a while.

Are you currently working on anything else?

Of course! I am working on a stand alone fantasy at the moment. I also have a backlog of other stories and ideas to start as soon as I get to them!

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

Game of Thrones. ( I now offer a disclaimer that Game of Thrones is in no way a YA read, and I would not recommend it for young people. ) George Martin is a brilliant writer.

What is currently on your TBR pile?

Next up on my list is, Cinder.

 

Contests
August 7, 2014 posted by Nichole

GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil Pre-Order Giveaway

get evenThe Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process. 

Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose.

 

 

 

Hi, everyone! Welcome back!

Today I am going to share with you the details for the GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil Pre-Order Giveaway. If you haven’t read anything by Gretchen yet, then I highly suggest that you do so. I will seriously read anything and everything that this lady writes. I’m writing this and remembering how amazing TEN was. God, that was a really good book. And I’m super excited to read this new series!

 

Below is information that is coming straight from Gretchen’s website

 

Exciting, right?  And, if you’ll notice, the theme “dying for the sequel” popped up quite a few times.  So…

In order to get the word out about my first-ever series, and as a thank you to you, the amazing fans who have been so supportive over the years, I’ve gotten special permission from my publisher torelease the first two chapters of GET DIRTY on September 16th.

Why two chapters?  Because a huge, massive, game-changing plot twist is dropped in the very last line of Chapter 2.

The chapters will be printed up in a signed, special edition booklet, along some GET EVEN bonus material and a signed Don’t Get Mad bookplate.

“Gretchen, how can I get my hands on all this awesomeness?”

Easy!  Pre-order GET EVEN.

DETAILS:

(1) Pre-order GET EVEN in paperback, ebook, or audio format from your favorite chain, independent, or online retailer, such as:

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(2) Submit proof of purchase (email, scan, photo, etc. of your receipt) atgretchenmcneil.giveaways@gmail.com, along with a valid mailing address.  Alternately, you canpre-order from one of the participating bookstores listed below and pick up your booklet from them on release day!  Note: if you have already submitting proof of purchase for a previous giveaway, you must do so again.

(3) On September 16, 2014, you will be mailed/pick up a signed, special edition booklet containing the first two (2) chapters of GET DIRTY, which does not go on sale until June 2015, along with bonus content for GET EVEN and a signed Don’t Get Mad bookplate.

(4) Submissions for the giveaway close September 15, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.


LEGALEZE:

– You Must be 13+ to enter.
– One Entry Per Pre-Order Proof of Purchase.
– Open to U.S. and Canada residents only, but participating bookstores will ship internationally!

And again, thank you guys.  I can write books because of you!

PARTICIPATING BOOKSTORES

The list of participating bookstores is growing.  Check back for additions!

Please remember to ask the bookseller for your bonus booklet when you pick up your pre-order.


CALIFORNIA

Face In A Book
4359 Town Center Boulecard
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916.941.9401

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite #302 
San Diego, CA 92111 
858.268.4747 
858.268.4775 (fax)
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Towne Center Books
555 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925.846.8826
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


COLORADO

Tattered Cover
Colfax Avenue, Historic LoDo, or Highlands Ranch
303-322-7727
Please order in-store, by phone, or by email!


GEORGIA

Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404.373.6300


MICHIGAN

Schuler Books and Music
1982 Grand River Avenue
Okemos, MI 48864
517.349.8840

MINNESOTA

Red Balloon Bookshop

891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
651.224.8320
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


NEW YORK

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
212.989.3270
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Oblong Books
26 Main Street
Millerton, NY 12546
518.789.3797
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Oblong Books
6422 Montgomery Suite 6
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845.876.0500
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


NORTH CAROLINA

Malaprop’s Bookstore

55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828.254.6734
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING


OREGON

Jan’s Paperbacks
18095 SW Tualatin Valley Highway
Beaverton, OR 97006
503.649.3444


PENNSYLVANIA

Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA 19041
610.642.6274


TEXAS

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
281.497.8675


UTAH

The King’s English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801.484.9100


WASHINGTON

University Book Store

4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.634.3400

University Book Store
990 102nd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.462.4500

University Book Store
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012
425.385.3530


Want to see your favorite bookstore on this list?  Pitch this giveaway to them in person, then send me some contact info!

 

To view this post go to this link: http://gretchenmcneil.blogspot.com/2014/07/get-even-pre-order-giveaway.html

 

I hope that you all go out and preorder GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil. You won’t regret it!!!

Contests
July 21, 2014 posted by Nichole

Giveaway: Chaos Walking & More Than This by Patrick Ness

Hi everyone! Welcome back!

 

The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men) are being re-released in paperback with a cool new design and  bonus short stories not previously available in print in the US and Canada. Also, Patrick Ness’ More Than This will be released in paperback for the first time. I’m very excited to offer a giveaway to one lucky winner in the US or Canada thanks to Candlewick Press.

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Chaos Walking is a young adult science fiction series by the U.S.-born British novelist Patrick Ness. It is set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise. -Wikipedia

 

The Giveaway:

 

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Blog Tour
July 15, 2014 posted by Nichole

Vampire Lies Blog Tour: Guest Post with RaShelle Workman

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Vampire Lies by RaShelle Workman
(Blood and Snow S2, #1)
Publication date: April 19th 2014
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Genre: YA Fractured Fairytale
Blood and Snow Season 2
Book 1 ~ Vampire Lies

*** Eyes like violet sapphires. Wings of smoldering fire. Consume your true love’s blood. Become the Eternal Vampire. ***

Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her…

Born of the seven magics, Jasmine is different in every way, including the obnoxious wings on her back courtesy of the original Vampires. She wants to be normal, to be a regular teenaged girl.

When a gorgeous dark-haired boy named Laeddin shows up and promises to sneak her away from all her problems and hide her in the human world, she agrees.

But an evil lurks in her nightmares, a man with red eyes. It doesn’t take long for Jasmine to realize that no matter how far she tries to run from who she is, he’s only a dream away. He wants her. He needs her. He acts as though he loves her.

It’s becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between the path that’ll lead to her happily ever after, and the path that’ll lead to her destruction as well as all magic.

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RaShelle Workman is the international bestselling author of the Dead Roses series (“Sleeping Roses,” book 1 in the series, has been translated into Turkish and is NOW available wherever Turkish books are sold), the Immortal Essence series, the Blood and Snow series, the Cindy Chronicles, and Touching Melody (A Forever First Novel). She’s sold over five hundred thousand copies of her novels worldwide. You can find RaShelle all over the web, but the best place to start is on her blog: rashelleworkman.com.
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Top ten things you didn’t know about the RaShelle Workman:

10) I love the color purple.

9) I wanted to be an actress when I was a teen but my incredible shyness always kept me from auditioning. Instead I did behind the scenes stuff, like the rigging, painting the sets, and lighting.

8) I think the minions from Despicable Me are awesome.

7) I tend to “pick up” my house before the cleaning ladies come.

6) I believe in happily ever after’s, which is why I love fractured fairy tales.

5) I can’t stand being shoeless.

4) My mom did hair growing up and I used to have sleepovers and cut my friends’ hair. My mom would have to fix all of them in the morning.

3) I love to chew ice.

2) I have like ten emails. =S

1) Meeting fans is the most terrifying and exciting experience there is.

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