BOOK TOUR: Third Chronicles of Illumination, by C. A. Pack

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Good day, darlings! Welcome to the blog tour for Third Chronicles of Illumination, by C. A. Pack! =D In this post, you’ll find information about the book and the series, where to buy it, a killer excerpt and an awesome giveaway!

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Third Chronicles of Illumination

by C. A. Pack

Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

Release date: February 7th, 2017

Artiqua Press

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Oh, no! Johanna Charette and Jackson Roth have allowed a sneaky shapeshifter to slip right through their fingers. The good news is that he’s now trapped between the layers of time and space with their Terrorian nemesis, Nero 51. The bad news is the Terrorian wants to control all the Libraries of Illumination, while the shapeshifter wants to control everything else. Who knows how long the Illumini system will remain safe? It’s taking a toll on Johanna and Jackson, who are smack in the center of everything as they struggle to protect the libraries’ legacy. Can you spell s-t-r-e-s-s? The pressure is driving a stake between the teens, and their mercurial romance could be over before it has truly begun.

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Guarding Mr. Fine, by HelenKay Dimon (Tough Love #3)

(alternative title: Mr. Fine INDEED, where do I find myself one of those to keep guarded in my room? *–*)

Good night, everyone! Welcome to a very special moment in the form of my review for the third book in the Tough Love series, by goddess HelenKay Dimon: Guarding Mr. Fine! ❤

You see, this book holds a special place in my heart because the first volume of the series was my first ever spies gay romance ❤ I looooove action/adventure books and sadly is still hard to find good ones in the diverse shelves, aka my favorites, so it was a huuuge moment for me to have virtually met HelenKay’s work *–* I’ve read and reviewed all books so far and since I had finished The Talented Mr. Rivers I knew I just had to have Guarding Mr. Fine ❤

Now that I’m done with all the raving, let’s go to the particulars: I have received this book from Loveswept, the publisher, in exchange for an honest review and this is the moment of truth! [haha]

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As an agent with the CIA’s special activities division, Seth Lang lives for risk—and yet he’s stuck playing bodyguard to the U.S. consul general in Munich. Although Seth’s last assignment nearly killed him, babysitting some desk jockey in a suit sounds way too easy. But when he lays eyes on the new top man, tactical expert Rick Fine, Seth’s thrilled to see just how hard this job is going to get. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Quiet has a body worth guarding—and he requires hands-on attention day and night.

Dispatched to a German consulate to expose the murder of his predecessor, Rick finds himself in an extremely vulnerable position. He needs a man like Seth—in so many ways. This mission will inevitably plunge them both into jeopardy, but each new threat only brings them closer. Rick just hopes that he can keep his deepest, darkest secret hidden—or else risk imperiling a relationship they’re both fighting for their lives to protect.

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Me after finishing this book:

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Any Boy But You, from Julie Hammerle (North Pole, Minnesota #1)

Hellooooo, world! Good Monday to you and, for a change, I do have a review up on the blog! Miracles do happen here and there, haha! ;D Today I’ll ravish talk about the first book in the North Pole, Minnesota series, from Julie Hammerle: Any Boy But You! ❤ I received this book from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review and this is the moment. Thanks so much, guys!

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Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.

The girl Oliver’s fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She’s his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.

When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

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Me after finishing this book:

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COVER REVEAL: Desert Rain, by Charyse Allan (Valley of Death #3)

Good afternoon, peeps! Welcome to the cover reveal for the third book in the Valley of Death series, by Charyse Allan: Desert Rain! ❤ Read more for information on the other books in the series and to see my royal opinion on said cover o/

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Desert Rain

by Charyse Allan

Valley of Death #3

Genre: YA Thriller

Release Date: February 14th, 2017

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Captured by the Elites and held in their most secure facility, Payton holds tight to the hope of escape, if only to keep her sanity. But the director of the facility is hell-bent on breaking her reserve to never kill again. He does everything in his power to force her cooperation and crush her hope of ever escaping the Elite’s clutches. With the belief she’ll never see her family or Conner again, she wonders more every day whether she should stop caring and give in to the killer she was trained to be.

When her true purpose comes to light, an unlikely ally urges her to hold true to her belief and cling to her compassion. But right and wrong become blurred in her reality when every choice she makes appears to cause pain.

In this final installment of the Valley of Death series, Payton is faced with unthinkable decisions that could forever change her, no matter if she chooses to save those she cares most for or add another death to her tally-board.

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BOOK BLITZ: A Thousand Letters, by Staci Hart

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Hello, guys! I came back from the dead to tell you really quick about this awesome new Jane Austen’s Persuasion retelling from an author that I really admire: A Thousand Letters, by Staci Heart! =D In this post, you’ll find technical info on the book, purchase links, the wrap up cover for the beautiful paperback edition, a cover analysis and a gallery with quotes from the story /o/

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A Thousand Letters

by Staci Hart

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 9th, 2017

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Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid. Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice.

Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

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BOOK BLITZ: Romeo and What’s Her Name, by Shani Petroff

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Hello, panda lovers! Welcome to the delightful book blitz for Romeo and What’s Her Name, by Shani Petroff =D I’m dying to read this book, as it sounds SO FUNNY and cuuute!! ❤ In this post, you’ll find more infos about it and an awesome excerpt *–*

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Romeo and What’s Her Name 

by Shani Petroff 

Published by: Swoon Reads

Publication date: February 7th, 2017

Genres: YA Contemporary Romance

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Understudies never get to perform

. . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s just:

a) Shakespeare is HARD,

b) Amanda, aka the “real” Juliet, makes her run errands instead of lines, and

c) there’s no point because Amanda would never miss the chance to be the star of the show.

Then, Amanda ends up in the hospital and Emily, as the (completely unprepared!) understudy, has to star opposite the guy of her dreams. Oops?

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Four, from Archer Kay Leah (The Republic #2)

Good afternoon, dearies! One would think that, after I got back home from a 39 days trip, my life would become more quiet and slow. I was so mistaken!! I barely had the time to sleep since my plane arrived last Saturday – that’s right, not this one, the last one of January! For all that, I’m sorry. I have underestimated my own regular life and I’ll do my best to post more personal content, reviews and memes from now on! ❤

However, enough about my royal panda self for the moment =) I’m here today to tell you all about the second book in The Republic series, from Archer Kay Leah: Four! ❤ I have received my copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and the moment is here!

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On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who adore him, and the attention of beautiful women. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including the fact that while Mayr is a romantic at heart, searching for the one person to share his life with, his lovers keep leaving him.

When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr’s previous lovers—and about to undertake the Uldana Trials. If Tash fails, he’ll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr, and become the latest to leave Mayr standing alone with a broken heart.

Me after finishing this book:

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COVER REVEAL: Just Like You Said It Would Be, by C. K. Kelly Martin



Hello, darlings! Welcome to the cover reveal for Just Like You Said It Would Be, by C. K. Kelly Martin! =D I decided to make my cover analysis a thing now, both in my reviews [more professionally than before] and on cover reveals, blitzes and tours =) I hope you guys like this new feature!

Just Like You Said it Would Be
C.K. Kelly Martin
Publication date: February 15th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

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Did you ever want something so much that it felt like a kind of sickness, one you didn’t want to be cured of? On New Year’s Eve the feeling compels seventeen-year-old Amira to text the Irish ex-boyfriend she’s been missing desperately since they broke up at the end of summer, when she returned to Canada.

They agreed they wouldn’t be friends, that it would never be enough. But that was then— back when Amira’s separated parents had shipped her off to relatives in Dublin for the summer so they could test-drive the idea of getting back together on a long haul cruise. Back when Amira was torn away from a friend in need in Toronto only to fall in love with a Dublin screenwriting class and take a step closer to her dream career. And only to fall for cousin Zoey’s bandmate, Darragh, the guy who is first her friend, then her enemy and later something much more complicated—the guy she can say anything to, the guy who makes every inch of her feel wide awake in a way she hadn’t known was possible. The guy she might never see again. Or is there, despite the distance, somehow still a chance for them?

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*read more for cover analysis and info about the author!*

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BOOK TOUR: Solstice, by Braxton A. Cosby (The Star-Crossed Saga #3)

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Hello, there! Welcome to the book tour of Solstice, the third book in The Star-Crossed Saga, by Braxton A. Cosby! =D

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Solstice

The Star-Crossed Saga #3

by Braxton A. Cosby

Genre: YA Scifi

Release Date: November 25th, 2016

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What You Believe, Can Destroy You!

William and Sydney have sacrificed everything to fortify their love, so much so that William dares to brave the depths of space to find a cure for their deadly Supernova bond, leaving both her and Earth vulnerable to Torrian Alliance attack. But with a full scale rebellion in play on Fabricius, the reality of Sydney’s execution from Torrian hands is diminished, only eclipsed by the certainty of a more threats – The Third Faction and The Dagmas Clan – lead by Dominic and his insurgent recruits.

With overwhelming odds mounting against them, William makes a desperate attempt to find the last of the endangered Star-children only to be captured by a new menace, where he is forced to compete in the dreaded Gauntlet of sport. Allies surge to free Fabricius, seeking alliances across the galaxy while Sydney tries to keep her identity hidden and trains to master the third phase of her Star-child evolution: Solstice.

With Sarah’s mysterious return home with clues to unlock the future, Noella’s training and Bill’s symbiotic development hope is restored, but will it be enough to unite the galaxy and destroy evil for once and for all?

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*read more for an excerpt of the book, book trailer, purchase links, praise for the book, links to the other books in the series and an awesome giveaway!*

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BLOG TOUR: Return to Autumn, by John Richards

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Good morning, daisies! Welcome to the blog tour for Return to Autumn, by John Richards =D Spoiler alert: I’m in love with this cover!

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Return to Autumn

by John Richards

Genre: Upper YA Contemporary Fiction/Coming of Age

Release Date: October 14th, 2016

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Adam Raynor and his best friends started the summer of 1992 with their usual antics. Each of them in their own way preparing for their last year of high school and the interruption of their friendship that college would bring. What they didn’t know was how getting a girlfriend, using drugs and experiencing the death of someone close would turn their worlds upside down.

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*read more for an excerpt, the source of inspiration for the book, purchase links and an awesome giveaway!*

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