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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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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BOOK BLAST: Asleep, by Krystal Wade

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Hi, there! Welcome to a book blast party hosted by Chapter by Chapter! What book are we celebrating? Well, today happens to be the third month birthday of Asleep, by Krystal Wade!

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Asleep

by Krystal Wade

Publication Date: February 16th, 2016

Publisher: Blaze Publishing

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“To cure fear, you must use fear.”

Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.

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You can find Asleep in both paperback and ebook formats!

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excerpt

“Hey,” Rose said, feeling stupid and idiotic for even trying to start a conversation with someone in a mental institution. “My name’s Rose.”

The guy didn’t respond. He merely stared at her the way she would a model in Life Drawing class, his intense brown eyes hooded by his forehead and lined by thick black lashes, soaking her in, memorizing her, making Rose feel raw and exposed. Every now and then his jaw clenched and popped. So much emotion simmering just below the surface, so much insanity. He’d make a perfect model himself with all that silent misery, hair swept to the side, broad shoulders and muscles stretching the sleeves of his white, cotton shirt, muscles he’d never get to use because he was stuck in here. Rose could almost envision him in one of her drawings, this guy standing in the background, still, hands in his pockets, staring at a girl in the foreground.

Shaking her head, Rose snapped out of her daydream. Drawing was part of the past that no longer mattered.

“Lights out,” Nurse Judy called, startling them both so badly they bumped into the table and left it quaking. She laughed. “Didn’t mean to scare you, dear.”

“It’s okay,” Rose said, rubbing her sore knee. “Keep it up, though, and I’ll have bandages everywhere.”

“My eldest daughter Isabel tells me I’m always sneaking up on her too. I insist she must have a guilty conscious to be so jumpy, but with you, I’m not so sure.” The nurse smiled again, kindly, her eyes glazed over, and Rose knew the woman was thinking about her daughter. “Well, I’ll try to be more careful in the future. But for now, off you go, to your room.”

“Good night,” Rose said to the guy.

But he didn’t respond, not that she expected him to. He gave Judy a long, hard glance, then got up and marched to a door on the opposite side of Hall A. Judy didn’t pay any attention to him as she wrapped her arm around Rose and ushered her off to bed, holding out a pill cup.

“Here you go. Meds and rest, Rose. Meds and rest. The best thing for you, aside from being open and honest with Dr. Underwood.” The nurse smiled in a way that said she knew open and honest hadn’t occurred earlier today.

praise

“This was hands down one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long while.” –  Martina McAtee, Author

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“It’s amazing how this book can bring so many emotions out of me and leaves me being a sobbing mess in the end!” – Gina, A Thousand Books

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” It is 100% a book that you need to experience completely for yourself.” – Lauren, Wonderless Reviews

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Well, not exactly. It’s more awesome than a book trailer 🙂 You can see here the author reading the first chapter of Asleep! *–*

the author

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

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That’s it, thanks for reading 🙂 You read my review for Asleep here 🙂

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BOOK BLITZ: The Rose and the Dagger, by Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn #2)

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Hello, there! Welcome to our last book news post of the day ❤ I’m talking about the release blitz for The Rose and the Dagger, second book in the The Wrath and the Dawn series, by Renée Ahdieh! This blitz is courtesy of Rock Star Book Tours 🙂

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The Rose and the Dagger

The Wrath and the Dawn #2

by Renée Ahdieh

Release Date: April 26th, 2016

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

432 pages

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I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.

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You can find The Rose and the Dagger in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audiobook formats! 😀 (aka. any format that your heart desires, haha!)

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 praise

“Above all there is the shattering, triumphant catharsis of love… In a story about stories, love is ‘the power to speak without words.’ Thrillingly full of feeling.”—Kirkus Reviews 

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“Fiery romance, a spirited heroine, shifting loyalties… With more than a few heartrending twists and turns.”—Booklist 

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You can read the full prologue of The Rose and the Dagger by clicking here 😀

the author

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Renée lives in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with her husband Victor and their dog Mushu. In her spare time, she likes to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of her characters. She’s also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

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This giveaway is only for the lovely residents of the US 🙂 If you’re a lovely US resident yourself or have someone there to receive the prize for you, don’t forget to try your luck!

One lucky US winner will receive:

To enter this giveaway, just click on this link and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

That’s it, thanks for reading 🙂 I hope you’re excited about this one! I still haven’t read The Wrath & The Dawn, but I’ve only heard good things about it.

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BOOK BLITZ: The Letting, from Cathrine Goldstein

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Hello, there! Nice Saturday to you ❤ It’s my pleasure to host another book blitz along with YA Bound Book Tours and our star is The Letting, from Cathrine Goldstein!

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The Letting

by Cathrine Goldstein

Release Date: December 15th, 2014

335 pages

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What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?

This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

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You don’t need to believe me when I say that this book look awesome. You can read an excerpt and see for yourself ;D

EXCERPT

“What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?” I ask.

Phoenix shakes his head, confused. “What?”

“Why? Why does the bad I’ve done have to define me?”

“Because you’re a murdering sadist,” he snaps back at me.

“No, I am not.” I clench my teeth, standing my ground. I am tired of these labels I am suddenly wearing. “I never, I mean never knew what happened to those girls I led to the Lettings. I am so very sorry I played any role in this vile enterprise in which we exist, but I was clueless. Maybe I’m ignorant, or downright stupid, but I would rather have been dead than be responsible for hurting anyone. And before you go throwing malicious names around, maybe it’s time you consider maybe you’re wrong…? What if you kidnapped and tortured me in the name of a revolution that is wrong?”

“It’s not,” he argues.

“But I didn’t think I was wrong, either.” I am exasperated. “Don’t you get it?”

He takes a step back away from me, but I go on.

“We are completely turned around. The only information we’re fed is from a corrupt enterprise. What makes you think your information is any more accurate than mine?”

For the first time ever, he looks terrified. I let a moment go by before I gesture for Raven to come over, and she hurries to my side.

“This is Raven,” I say, slowly, talking to Phoenix. “She’s your sister.”

Not sold yet? How about reading some praise for the book? 😀

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And the best part is that The Letting is on SALE for only $0.99 until March 25th! Hurry up and grab your copy on our usual book buying places 😀

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Bellow, you can learn a bit about the author, Cathrine Goldstein!

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Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it’s because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, THE LETTING.

Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant — like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it’s now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski… and, above all, my husband and my girls.

I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I’m also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre.

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That’s it, thank you so much for reading 😀 And thanks to YA Bound Book Tours for the lovely blitz!

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