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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: http://www.sarah-prineas.com and here’s my book website (with games, wallpaper, and extras!): http://www.magicthief.com 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.



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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 5, 2016 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz: FIGHTING TO BE FREE by Kirsty Moseley



fightingTitle: FIGHTING TO BE FREE

Author: Kirsty Moseley

Series: Fighting To Be Free, #1

On Sale: September 6, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Trade Paperback:  $14.99 USD

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All his life, people have told Jamie Cole that he was born bad. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But that doesn’t matter now. Because after a lifetime of demons, Jamie has finally found an angel.


Ellie Pearce learned the hard way that boys can’t be trusted. But the night she meets Jamie, something shifts. He’s different: brooding, a bit dark, determined to change. The connection they share is intense, compelling. Ellie tries to resist, but with each breathtaking kiss, she can’t help falling deeper.


Things between Ellie and Jamie are perfect—and perfection can’t last. When fate goes horribly wrong, Jamie’s only hope of saving his family is to strike a deal with the devil. Most of all, Jamie wants to prove he’s the person Ellie believes him to be. But if she learns just how much he’s been hiding, Ellie won’t be able to believe anything Jamie has ever told her…


The original Wattpad sensation, with 6 million reads online – fully revised and with brand new content!





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Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader with stories brewing in her head. Once she discovered Wattpad, she finally posted a story. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel, The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, which later became a finalists for the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards. Kirsty lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.

















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Read below for an excerpt!

He rolled onto his side, reaching out his hand and pulling me against him as he slowly ran his hands down my back.

“That was incredible, Ellie,” he murmured, kissing my nose. He was grinning from ear to ear as he stroked his fingers across my cheekbone.

I smiled and sighed contentedly. “Yeah, it was.” And it really had been. That was incredible; he had been soft and tender, his hands seeming to explore every part of me as he’d taken my body to heaven and back again. He wrapped his arms around me, pulling me tightly against him, tangling our legs together as he just looked at every inch of my face with a small, satisfied smile on his lips.

“You don’t have much stuff,” I stated after we’d been silently cuddling on his bed for a couple of minutes.

He frowned. “Uh, no, I haven’t even been here a week.”

“Where were you living before?” I probed, wanting to hear the sound of his sexy voice some more. He shifted uncomfortably, and I took the hint that he didn’t want to talk about it. “That’s okay, you don’t have to say.” I rolled so that I was on top of him and sat up, straddling him. He ran his hands up my thighs and rested them on my hips, just watching me with a satisfied smile on his face.

I sighed. It was time to go. This was where it got a little awkward. What was I supposed to say? Thanks and good-bye? “So, I guess I should get going. Would you mind calling me a cab?” I asked, climbing off him and looking around the room for my clothes.

The bed creaked behind me. “You’re going? Why?” I didn’t need to look to know he would be frowning—I could hear the shock in his tone.

I smiled at him over my shoulder. He was sitting up on the bed, a little pouty expression on his face as he watched my every move. “Well, I’ve never had a one-night stand before, but I thought that was how it worked: You have sex and then you leave,” I joked as I pulled on my panties.

He shook his head. “No, I mean, why do you have to go now? You can stay the night; I’ll drive you home in the morning.”

“You want me to stay the night?” I asked disbelievingly.

He pushed himself up off the bed and walked to me in all his naked glory. I couldn’t keep my eyes off his body. “Yeah, I want you to stay the night,” he confirmed, smiling his sexy smile at me, making my stomach flutter.

Oh, I can definitely stay the night!


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September 4, 2016 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: The Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers

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The Summer Before ForeverThe Summer Before Forever by Melissa Chambers

Published by Entangled Teen

To be released August 22nd, 2016

Genre: YA Contemporary

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Some boys break your heart. Others teach you how to heal it.

Chloe Stone’s life is a hot mess. Determined to stop being so freaking skittish, she packs up her quasi-famous best friend and heads to Florida. The goal? Complete the summer bucket list to end all bucket lists. The problem? Her hot soon-to-be stepbrother, Landon Jacobs.

Landon’s mom will throttle him if he even looks at his future stepsister the wrong way. Problem is, Chloe is everything he didn’t know he wanted, and that’s…inconvenient. Watching her tear it up on a karaoke stage, stand up to his asshole friend, and rock her first string bikini destroys his sanity.

But there’s more than their future family on the line. Landon is hiding something—something he knows will change how she feels about him—and she’s hiding something from him, too. And when the secrets come out, there’s a good chance neither will look at the other the same way again…

About the Author:

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Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She’s a member of SCBWI and RWA including several local and online chapters thereof. She holds her B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee.

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Read Below for an excerpt from The Summer Before Forever:


It’s not like I didn’t know better. How many times has it been drilled into my brain—into the brain of every child over the age of three. Don’t get into a car with a stranger. But can the guy you’ve been melting for since the start of sophomore year really be considered a stranger…even if you never officially met him before?

I accidentally gun the gas as I squirm a little. Eight hours in a driver’s seat is hell on any behind.

It’s done. It’s over. In fact, I’m lucky. I got out of the nightmare with all my firsts still intact…well, most of them. Not quite the first kiss I have been waiting for these past sixteen years. But how juvenile is it anyway that a girl on the brink of seventeen would go un-kissed? Sweet sixteen and never been kissed—endearing. Seventeen and never been kissed—circus freak. At least that’s out of the way.

Jenna rouses in the passenger seat, yawning. “Oh my God. There’s the ocean.”

So it is, Captain Obvious. My Honda Civic starts its ascent up a fairly frightening looking bridge over an inlet.

“How long have I been asleep?”

“Couple of hours.”

She grabs her phone and squints at the screen. “Service. Thank God.”

I can’t help but smile. “What would Jenna Quigley do without social media for a day?”

“I have my fans to consider,” she says.

I give her a look.


Oh, but if only she was kidding. It’s amazing what placing eighth in a karaoke contest can do for one’s ego. Okay, so it was the most popular singing competition on any major network, but same difference.

She flips through her phone. “Oooh. I almost forgot. You’re going to love this one.”

Jenna and I are two of the most unlikely best friends in the history of friendships, but one thing that does bring us together is our shared love of music.

Unfortunately, our tastes couldn’t possibly be further apart on the spectrum.

“You’ve said that about the last five songs you played for me,” I say.

She holds up her free hand, the thumb on the other still scrolling. “I swear this is one of your people, not mine.”

She sets her phone down and stares at me with those huge green eyes as the synthpop sounds of St. Lucia fill my car.

I eye her. I wouldn’t call St. Lucia one of my people, but he definitely doesn’t suck. And as far as artists go that break the barrier between her pop roots and my alt rock ones, this is one I can live with. Besides, this song is highly danceable. My upper body moves to the beat without my permission.

She points at me. “See! I told you you’d love it.”

I let a smile through. “I don’t hate it. How did you get into him?”

“Mason,” she says.

And with that name, my shoulders still. Not that there’s anything wrong with Mason. He’s not the one who tried to force himself on me. No, that particular honor goes to his best friend, Trevor. I haven’t told Jenna yet. She’ll be crushed when she finds out—and then murderous. With the summer in front of us, I need to keep her living in blissful ignorance. If I don’t, she’ll blow up to Mason about it, and then it will become this huge deal around school.

As far as she’s concerned, Trevor and I kissed, and there was no spark.

“So this kid who’s going to be your stepbrother—what’s his name?” Jenna asks.

Here we go. I suppose I’ve put this off long enough. “I probably should mention… He’s not really a kid.”

“Great. Is he some pervy preteen who’s going to be peeping through the crack of my bedroom door?”

“Not exactly.” I don’t know if he’s pervy or not, but I do know he’s not a preteen. He’s only a year older than us. It’s stupid, but I’m not ready for Jenna to find out yet. If I’d told her when I found out, she’d have found him on social media and wrapped him around her pinky before we even arrived. I just want a chance to get to know him at the same time rather than the two of them being old buds and best friends before we even arrive…or worse, dating.

I stare past the road out into the sparkling ocean spread in front of us. Secretly, I’m hoping he’s more like me than he is like her. I’ve never had a brother. God, I need that right now. A guy I can trust, who’s got my back. I have these ridiculous fantasies of this guy who immediately takes me under his protective wing as he kickboxes Trevor in the balls for what he tried to make me do…for what he swears we will do someday.

“So? What’s his name?” Jenna repeats.

“I don’t remember,” I lie.

She glares at me. “Well, what has your dad told you about him?”

I hit the blinker, and we turn toward our home for the next two months. “You think my dad and I have actual conversations?”

Jenna sits up and gasps, staring out the window. “No. Freaking. Way.”

A massive stone archway with sleek, aqua letters reading Sea Glass Cove welcomes us into a resort covered in pastel beach bungalows, a crazy big golf course, and a pool that looks like it was hijacked from Atlantis.

“Why didn’t you tell me your dad was loaded?” Jenna asks.

“He’s not,” I say. “This is his fiancée’s house.”

She snickers. “Score, Mr. Stone. Your dad must be hotter than I remember.”

I make a face. “Gross, Jenna.”

“Does he have a huge penis?” She pokes me in the side.

I swerve. “You’re going to get us killed, nasty.”

Jenna stabs a finger across my face. “265, there it is.”

I turn into the driveway of a two-story baby blue house. A black Jeep sits next to a shiny red Porsche SUV in front of my Honda. All this belongs to my future stepmother. Geez. Does my dad have a huge penis?

I open the door, and the salty sea air hits my face like the smell of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Florida, even the humidity that’s so thick I think I might need an asthma inhaler, is my temporary escape for the summer.

I know I have to go back home to Cliff Ridge eventually, but when I do, the evil Trevor will be gone for college. As much as the next two months are going to win the award for most awkward daughter/dad summer ever, it’s better than the alternative of spending it back home looking over my shoulder.

I open the trunk and start gathering our bags.

“Cute,” Jenna says.

I glance at the house next door. “Yeah, you won’t find lavender houses in Cliff Ridge.”

“Not the house,” Jenna says out of the corner of her mouth.

“Let me get that.”

I look up to put a face with the unfamiliar male voice. Holy Zac Efron. Who in the… Oh no. I bet this is—

“Hey.” He grins at Jenna. “Which one of you is my new little sister?”

Jenna’s eyes go wide and she elbows me in the side. “Thank God not me.”

Great. Just…great.

He gives her a mischievous lift of an eyebrow, and then shifts his gaze to me. “Chloe?”

This guy has got the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen and short, shaggy, dark hair that falls all around his face in that totally messy and totally doesn’t care kind of way. Standing at least six feet tall, he towers over me, but I’m used to that. A light sprinkling of freckles decorates his tanned face, whereas I look like I’ve been hiding under a UV protected rock my whole life.

I scratch my eyebrow. “Yeah. Landon, right?”

“I thought you couldn’t remember his name,” Jenna mutters.

I cut my eyes at her in warning. He offers me his hand, and I take it.

“So you’re the new sister. You’re my first.” He gives the slightest hint of a smile and lets go of my hand. We watch as he wrangles our big roller bags out of the trunk and carries them both by the handles into the house.

Jenna rests an elbow on my shoulder. “Who needs to use the rollers when you’ve got muscles like that?”

She looks at me for a reaction, but I turn to the trunk to avoid her.

“So, some kid brother you got there,” she says. “What the hell, Chlo?”

I tug the rest of the bags out of the trunk and load us both down with them. “I said he wasn’t a kid…exactly.”

Jenna points to his backside as he climbs the front porch steps. “Not a kid, exactly? That is a full-fledged man. His boy parts grew up years ago.”

I anchor a canvas bag to her right shoulder. “Don’t be gross.”

I shut the trunk, and we make our way toward the house.

Landon holds the door open for us, and we scoot past him into the foyer. It’s weird stepping into this house that I guess will be my home in a way. My dad lives here after all, but it’s not really his…at least not yet. I glance around at all the white and aqua stuff, including a pristine white couch. God, I hope I don’t spill anything on that.

“This is a beautiful house,” I say.

“My mom’s a real estate agent. She’s into decorating houses and stuff.”

I glance around. “Is my dad here?”

“They just texted. They’ll be here in just a little while. They’re getting dinner stuff.” He smiles. “I think they’re going all out for your first night.”

I suppose that warms my heart a tad. Doesn’t really make up for my dad’s virtual complete absence from my life for the past five months, but who’s keeping score.

“Where will we be sleeping?” Jenna asks with innuendo.

“Upstairs. Follow me.”

As he leads us up the stairs Jenna points at his behind again and gives a thumb’s up. I give my throat a slice in warning, and it just eggs her on.

He hauls our suitcases into a pale yellow room. Jenna tosses her bags on one of the twin beds, and I sit down on the other.

“I’ll let you settle in. Nice to meet you, Jenna…Chloe.”

“Likewise,” Jenna says as he shuts the door to our room behind him.

I glare at her.

She flops onto the bed she claimed. “What’d I do?”

“We’re going to be here two months,” I say pointedly.


“So if you hook up with him now and things go sour next week, it’s going to be a long two months.”

She sighs and sits up. “Point taken. Besides that, he’s just the first one we’ve seen. I bet there are a whole slew of them down at the beach. Let’s go.” She rips into her suitcase and comes up with a hot pink bikini.

“I want to wait for my dad to get home. You go.”

“That’s cool. I’ll wait with you.” She pulls her phone out of her pocket and flips through one of her seven or eight social media apps, I assume.

“Ah, look at my sweetie.”

“Who?” I ask. It could be anyone.

She glowers at me. “Mason.”

I nod. Of course. They hooked up the same night I had my fiasco with Trevor. Jenna never clarifies what she means by hooked up. I’m guessing it’s somewhere between a peck on the cheek and full-on sex.

I hang clothes in one of the two closets, and then pull out the bag with my shower stuff. As I go to set my shampoo down on the corner of the tub, I notice a bottle of men’s body wash. I realize that the door I assumed was to a linen closet is actually too big to be a closet door. I creep toward it and give it a little shove. It leads to another bedroom. A guy’s bedroom.

Gray, t-shirt material sheets pool on the unmade bed. A football poster decorates one wall, while another poster of Kate Upton in a bikini hangs on another. At least sixty or seventy hardbacks line the shelves of a bookcase. I check the door, and then take a few steps closer to read the titles—biographies, many of world leaders or prominent figures in history. I spot one sitting on his desk with a bookmark peeping out of it. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.

He’s redeemed for the Kate Upton poster.

A classic tennis racket in a wooden case sits on a shelf above his bed. A toddler-sized jersey hangs in a frame on one wall next to a shelf housing a single trophy. I come closer and read the plaque. The Mean Green Gorillas, Team Participant. I can’t help but giggle.

“I don’t come in your room and laugh at your stuff.”

I jump a mile and spin around.

Landon lounges against the doorframe.

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The Tour:

August 22nd

The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

August 23rd

Bookish Fangirl – Promo Post

August 24th

books are love – Review

Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post

August 25th

Folded Corners & Smudged Screens – Review

August 26th

Insanity.Today – Author Interview

August 27th

Bookish Escapes – Review

August 28th

Great Reads from Librarian Laura – Review

August 29th

Readingwithwrin – Review

The Book Cellar – Promo Post

August 30th

Addicted to Books – Review

August 31st

The Book Beacon – Guest Post

September 1st

The Procrastinator’s Corner – Review

September 2nd

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Promo Post

Jessica Calla Author – Review

September 3rd

A Leisure Moment – Review

Pandora’s Books – Promo Post

September 4th

Gabriella M Reads – Review

YaReads – Review

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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Blog Tour
July 17, 2016 posted by Nichole

Vernal Blog Tour: Character Interview with Serena and Tristan

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vernalVernal by Randi Cooley Wilson

To be Released on June 30th, 2016

Genre: New Adult/Paranormal/Fantasy

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Serena has a bright future etched in stone.
Tristan has a dark past that haunts him.
Together, they have a love that can never be.

Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all?

When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love? Vernal, the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series is a dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale that will take your breath away.

About the Author:

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Randi Cooley Wilson is a “New Adult” Paranormal/Fantasy and Contemporary Romance author. A resident of Massachusetts, she makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of wine and coffee, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. For more information visit:http://randicooleywilson.com


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Read below for a character interview with Serena and Tristan!

Character Interview with Serena

Describe yourself in five words

Only five words! By the grace, here I go: Loyal. Free-spirited. Strong. Haunted. Smart.

How did you come to be at The Royal Protector Academy? Is that where you met Tristan?

Yes! Tristan and I met at The Royal Protector Academy. My family, the London clan of gargoyles, started the academy. My dad and uncles sent me to study there two years ago when I turned eighteen. I’ve been here since, where I recently met Tristan.

What is your favorite thing about Tristan?

Tristan has this tiny scar on his upper lip that I love. It draws me to his mouth. I can’t explain it. It’s just…sexy on him.

Would you consider Tristan to be more of a charmer or a jackwad?

*laughs* Oh, Tristan Gallagher is a total jackwad. No question.

Where would we find you on a Friday night?

I love to party. On Friday nights, you can find me drinking with friends at a bonfire.

Celebrity Crush?

Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I have a thing for sexy, bad-boy-types.

Who is your best friend?

Magali is my best friend. We’ve known one another since we were five. Mags and I met in kindergarten. It’s been best-friend-sister-love ever since. We’re rooming together at RPA.

What’s the Royal Protector Academy like? What do you DO there?

The Academy is rigorous. It’s similar to human colleges. Only instead of PE we have protector training sessions against demons and supernatural creatures. The best-of-the-best protectors are chosen to attend. If they successfully graduate, they’re given high-level protector assignments. I train and learn., in preparation to be the next leader of the gargoyle race. Or so I thought…

Do you have any specialness we should know about? Powers, etc?

Like my mother Abby, I’m an elemental gargoyle. I can manipulate the wind, rain, etc. There are other gargoyle gifts and powers that I have, but because I am royal blood, I can’t discuss them.

What are we going to see from you and Tristan in the future? Do you HAVE a future?

Tristan and I are…complicated. Our future is even more so. There is a lot going against us. I’m not sure we have a future together. What I can say, we’re enjoying the ride while it lasts.

Few questions for Tristan:

Describe yourself in five words

Five words, huh? Royal. Good-looking. Self-assured. Dark. Annoyed.

What is your favorite thing about Serena?

I love Serena’s free-spirit.

What are readers going to like the most about you?

That’s a loaded question. I’m really not all that likable. I tend to be on-edge because I have a lot on my plate right now. Nor am I winning any nice-guy awards. I am loyal. I do care deeply. I will protect those I love. So if you’re into that, I’m your guy.

Thanks for having Tristan and Serena today!

Follow the Rest of the Tour Schedule Below!

July 1st

The Voluptuous Book Diva – Author Interview

Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! – Review

July 2nd

LitBuzz – Review

Hannah Plus Books – Guest Post

July 3rd

Comet Babes Books – Review

Have Book Will Read – Review

July 4th

Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews – Review

For Love of Books4 – Promo Post

July 5th

Novels & Necklaces – Review

RoloPoloBookBlog – Promo Post

July 6th

The Book Beacon – Review

July 7th

Quite Bookish – Review

infinite House of Books – Interview

July 8th

Bookbangerr – Review

July 9th

Latte Nights Reviews – Review

July 10th

Around The World in Books – Guest Post

July 11th

The Perks of Being a Book Girl – Review

July 12th

the bookdragon – Guest Post

July 13th

Owl Always Be Reading – Review

A Leisure Moment – Review

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Promo Post

July 14th

Bibliophile Mystery – Promo Post

July 15th

Just One More Chapter – Promo Post

July 16th

Monique Latrece – Guest Post

July 17th

Honey there are never enough books – Interview

July 18th

Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview

July 19th

Mindjacked – Review

YaReads – Review

July 20th

books are love – Review

Secretly Adorkable Readers – Review

July 21st

Fiction Dreams – Promo Post

YaReads – Character Interview


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?


Coded links:


“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!”


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Black-Dresses-White-Lies/dp/1481459899/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-black-dresses-little-white-lies-laura-stampler/1122749765

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/little-black-dresses-little/id1047553511

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481459891

Simon & Schuster: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Little-Black-Dresses-Little-White-Lies/Laura-Stampler/9781481459891

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25337536-little-black-dresses-little-white-lies


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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Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurastampler

Tumblr: http://laurastampler.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lastamp/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13810476.Laura_Stampler




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: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-bookishly-ev 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?




Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21018154-bookishly-ever-after?from_search=true&search_version=service


Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Bookishly-Ever-After-Isabel-Bandeira/dp/1633920585/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1436386540&sr=8-1&keywords=Bookishly+Ever+After


Barnes & Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bookishly-ever-after-isabel-bandeira/1122260576?ean=9781633920583

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?

Isabel Bandeira2

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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