BOOK BLITZ: The Wanderer, by Dahlia Donovan (The Sin Bin #1)

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Hello, peeps! Welcome to the book blitz for The Wanderer, first book in The Sin Bin series, by Dahlia Donovan ❤ In this post, you’ll find overall info about the book and the author, my cover analysis and an awesome giveaway!

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The Wanderer

by Dahlia Donovan

The Sin Bin #1

Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Publication Date: April 8th, 2017

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 Can love be found off the beaten track?

Graham Hodson lives for adventure. His entire life has revolved around his obsessive wanderlust. His inner fear of staying in one place or being with one person for too long has kept him on the go. The last thing he expects is a sudden diagnosis to ground his travel—permanently.

Boyce “BC” Brooks has screwed up his lifelong dream of being the captain of the English national rugby team. He’s lost everything. When his uncle leaves him an inn and a dog in Cornwall, he has little choice but to try his hand at innkeeper.

Can two jokesters kicked around by life and their own decisions find stability when their world shakes beneath their feet?

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BOOK TOUR: GROND: The Raven High, by Yuri Hamaganov

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Good morning, sci-fi lovers! Welcome to the book tour for GROND: The Raven High, by Yuri Hamaganov! In this post, you’ll find overall info about both book and author, an excerpt, my cover analysis and a giveaway!

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GROND: The Raven High

by Yuri Hamaganov

Genre: YA Scifi

Release Date: April, 2017

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In the year 2086, Earth is exhausted. The seas have been emptied, the bedrock and soil stripped of their resources, and the superheated atmosphere churns with terrible storms. Those who can afford to do so live in the limbo of virtual reality, and the billions who suffer in poverty have no work, no clean water, and no security from the chãos.

The only hope for those trapped on a dying Earth are the Changed—the seven bioengineered post-humans who work in their separate manufacturing facilities orbiting high above the planet. Raised from birth for their work and fully matured at ten years old, their genius provides the nanomaterials that have begun to cleanse Earth of the pollutants that have wiped out almost the entire ecosphere.

But for Olga Voronov, youngest of the Changed, the isolation and endless toil are not the greatest of her challenges. Down on Earth there are those who resent and fear her talents—and would prefer that humanity not be given the second chance that only she could make possible…

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Mini guide for sexual terms and acronyms in Erotic Books for clueless pandas

*post recommended for mature readers, as we’re going to talk about sex*

Guys, can I just go straight to the point here? Let’s talk about sex in books.

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I love it, you love it, everybody loves it – of course, we all have our preferences, as erotic books are just one more gender or sub gender in our shelves. If you have been following me for a while or for a week or two, you may know I ALWAYS pend to male/male books when we talk about sex and steamy scenes, for example. It doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good heterosexual sex scene or even a lesbian sex scene or even a ménage or an orgy scene.

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The thing is, I must confess: I positively PANIC when I read a blurb and I find that soup letter of acronyms and really weird words that go far away from their original meaning to describe sexual stereotypes and situations. I don’t know if this is due the fact that this panda isn’t a native English speaker or if I just didn’t spend enough time with the cool panda kids to know my way around the sexual vocabulary, but it’s a given fact. I panic, I get frustrated, I try to google terms and, well, that is ALWAYS THE WORST THING. Apparently, sexual vocabulary is one of those things that you either know or not and end of discussion.

BUT. NO. MORE. Because this panda had enough.

Thinking of how much I struggle to understand many popular acronyms and terms, both in the heterosexual and the gay fields (I can’t promise in the lesbian and other genres, as I’ve read few erotic books in any other erotic category so far),

I DECIDED TO PUT TOGETHER A FREAKING DICTIONARY.

And then this mini guide was born.

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this panda after finishing the task

 

So seat back, make yourself comfortable and grab your pens and notebooks. TODAY, WE LEAVE THE DARKNESS TOWARDS THE LIGHT.

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BOOK BLITZ: At First Blush, by Beth Ellyn Summer

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Good afternoon, sweets! Welcome to the book blitz for At First Blush, by Beth Ellyn Summer! In this post, you’ll find overall info about the book and the author and my awesome cover analysis! #humblepanda

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At First Blush

by Beth Ellyn Summer

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: April 4th, 2017

Bloomsbury Spark

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Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can’t wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. And when she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be the make it or break it moment.

But sometimes your dream job isn’t all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, and her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine’s feature subject, musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life?

Fans of Zoella’s GIRL ONLINE will fall right into the world of this YA DEVIL WEARS PRADA and stay hooked from the first blush to the last glossy kiss.

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BOOK BLITZ: The Rainbow Clause, by Beth Bolden

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Good day, dearies! Welcome to the book blitz for The Rainbow Clause, by Beth Bolden! In this post, you’ll find overall info about the book and the author, my cover analysis and a fabulous giveaway!

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The Rainbow Clause

by Beth Bolden

Publication date: April 3rd, 2017

Genres: Gay Romance, Adult, Sports

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Heisman winner. Member of the National Championship team. NFL Rookie of the Year. Quarterback Colin O’Connor knows he’s become the ultimate romance novel cliché: all the success he’s ever dreamed of but nobody to share it with. Too bad it’s not as simple as asking out the next girl who intrigues him – because the next girl to intrigue him probably won’t be a girl at all.

Unexpectedly, the solution comes in one neat package: Nick Wheeler, lead journalist for a leading sports and pop culture blog. Hired by Colin’s team, Nick comes to Miami to shine a spotlight on the NFL’s most private quarterback.

The heat in Miami rises when Nick discovers that Colin is nothing like the hollow personality he pretends to be in interviews and he’s even hotter in person than on his Sports Illustrated cover. Nick knows this is the story of his career, and after spending his teenage years as a bullied, closeted teen, it hits very close to home. What he needs is to help Colin share his story while keeping their growing relationship from boiling over in the press, but what he wants is to tell the world.

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BOOK TOUR: Scarred, from Mia Kerick

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Gooooooood morning, darling peeps! Welcome to the book tour for Scarred, by Mia Kerick! In this post, you’ll find overall info about the book and the author, an excerpt, my cover analysis, a link for my review of In a Gilded Cage, from the same author, and a fabulous giveaway! =D

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Scarred

by Mia Kerick

Publication date: March 1st, 2017

Genres: Gay Romance, New Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Matthew North waited ten years to heal from the devastating wounds inflicted by the man who abducted and abused him as a child. Living reclusively on a tropical island—with no company but his four cats—he merely avoids the lingering pain.

Wearing twisted ropes of mutilated skin on his back, Matt struggles with a profound hindrance—the scars that deaden his soul. However, on the night he meets lively Vedie Wilson, a local restaurant busboy who expresses his gender by wearing lipgloss and eyeliner along with his three-day beard, things change.

Gradually, Vedie and Mateo unite in friendship. Through a series of awkward encounters, the pair learns each other’s secrets. Vedie learns that an angelic face can front for a scarred soul. Matthew learns that the line between one’s masculine and feminine sides is blurred. Can they embrace the painful stories behind each other’s scars if they’re to find everlasting love? Or will surrendered love come to be yet another blemish on their souls?

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BOOK TOUR: Finding Molly, by Justine Prado & Jenn St-Onge

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Hello, again! Welcome to the book tour for Finding Molly, a lovely comic book written by Justine Prado and illustrated by Jenn St-Onge! =D In this post, you’ll find overall info about the comic book and the authors, the story behind the comic book, my cover analysis and a playlist for the comic book!

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Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting

by Justine Prado

Illustrated by Jenn St-Onge

Genre: YA Graphic Novel

Release Date: January 2017

Emet Comics

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Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, an unemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams of breaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery to do before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.

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BOOK BLITZ: Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of), by F.J.R. Titchenell

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Good day, bamboo lovers! Welcome to the book blitz for Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of), by F.J.R. Titchenell! In this post, you’ll find overall info about the book and the author, my cover analysis, what people are saying about the book, a killer excerpt and a giveaway!

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Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of)

by F.J.R. Titchenell

Genre: YA Horror, Comedy

Release Date: April 4th, 2017

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The world is Cassie Fremont’s playground. Her face is on the cover of every newspaper. She has no homework, no curfew, and no credit limit, and she spends her days traveling the country with her friends, including a boy who would do the chicken dance with death to make her smile.

Life is just about perfect—except that those newspaper headlines are about her bludgeoning her crush to death with a paintball gun, she has to fight ravenous walking corpses every time she steps outside, and one of her friends is still missing, trapped somewhere in the distant, practically impassable wreckage of Manhattan.

Still, Cassie’s an optimist, more prone to hysterical laughter than hysterical tears, and she’d rather fight a corpse than be one. She’ll never leave a friend stranded when she can simply take her road trip to impossible new places, even if getting there means admitting to that boy that she might love him as more than her personal jester.

Skillfully blending effective horror with unexpected humor, this diary-style novel is a fast-paced and heartwarming read.

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