BLOG TOUR: Off The Ice, by Julie Cross (Juniper Falls #1)

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Hello, dearies! Welcome to the blog tour for the first book in the Juniper Falls series, by Julie Cross: Off The Ice! In this post, you’ll find more info about the book and the author, a playlist, my cover analysis and an incredible giveaway!

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Off the Ice

by Julie Cross

Juniper Falls #1

Publication Date: February 27th, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen

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All is fair in love and hockey…

Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.

Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie. When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.

It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.

For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.

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BOOK BLITZ: Life is but a Nightmare, by Erin Hayes (The Elysium Legacies, #2)

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Hello, again! Welcome to the book blitz for Life is But a Nightmare, second book in The Elysium Legacies series, by Erin Hayes! ❤ In this post, you’ll find overall information about the book and the author, an excerpt, a playlist, a guest post, my cover analysis and a fabulous giveaway! =D

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Life is but a Nightmare

by Erin Hayes

The Elysium Legacies, #2

Publication date: February 28th, 2017

Genres: Adult, Mythology, Urban Fantasy

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The sequel to the genre-bending, hugely imaginative Death is but a Dream.

“There must always be a God of Wealth…”

Former police detective Callie Saunders shouldn’t be alive, but she’s been thriving with her new lease on life away from the machinations of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Yet there’s always been someone missing from this little piece of paradise.

When a vengeful god kidnaps her son, she travels back to a world she barely understands to find him. A world where she must face humanity’s greatest enemies and her former lover. If she’s not careful, she’ll lose her soul again. And, maybe, even her heart.

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The Rakehell’s Seduction, from Lauren Smith (Seduction #2)

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Good morning! Am I a productive panda or what? Welcome to, believe it or not, ANOTHER REVIEW! =D #feelthepandaboss

This time, our subject is the second book in the Seduction series, from Lauren Smith: The Rakehell’s Seduction! I have received my copy from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review and here we go! Thank you, guys!

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HE’S MADE A DANGEROUS WAGER

Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford—for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.

SHE’S VOWED NEVER TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

Alexandra Rockford has sworn off men, her heart still broken from the false promises of a childhood sweetheart who left her to marry an heiress. When she stumbles into Ambrose outside of a country ball, she knows the rake is trouble. His smile, his touch, his forbidden kiss are all too tempting but being with him would ruin her. Determined to enjoy herself without falling in love, Alex can’t help but let her defenses down with the too charming rake. But when she discovers Ambrose is seducing her to win a bet, it will take everything Ambrose has to prove to her that he is worthy to love her.

Me after finishing this book:

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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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BLOG TOUR: Frost, by Kaitlyn Davis (Midnight Ice #1)

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Good morning, peeps! Welcome to the blog tour for Frost, by Kaitlyn Davis! This is the first book in the Midnight Ice series which is a spin off series for the Midnight Fire series =D

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Frost

by Kaitlyn Davis

Midnight Ice #1

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Release date: January 26th, 2017

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Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded…

Life’s tough for a vampire thief on the run—just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may or may not have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she’s been trying to outrun? Well, it’s about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can’t escape her own destiny.

A brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling series with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads! Fans will enjoy special appearances from Kira, Luke and Tristan while falling in love with the new characters and new adventure of Midnight Ice.

*Please note, you do not need to read the books of Midnight Fire to enjoy Frost (Midnight Ice Book 1). They are two standalone series with character crossovers.

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BLOG TOUR: Black Five, by J. Lynn Bailey

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Hi, there 🙂 Welcome to a blog tour for Black Five, by J. Lynn Bailey! This tour is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours 🙂

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Black Five

by J. Lynn Bailey 

Release Date: November 17th, 2015

Poorhouse Publishing

400 pages

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No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger’s death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she’s been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.
No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday.
Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it’s too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.

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You may be thinking that now I’ll babble about how awesome Bailey is (yes, I will, haha!) and how cool she was in sharing five facts about the book and backstage. AND YOU ARE WRONG. Bailey is indeed awesome and cool and I’m more than thankful for her presence here today, but she gave us SIX facts, mwahaha mwahaha!

Annelise, dear, just don’t.

Sorry. Ahem. I’ll just pass it up for Bailey and, you know, pretend that I’m normal there, in that little corner. Thanks so much again, Bailey!

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6 Facts about BLACK FIVE

  1) Mason is a small town located just a one hundred miles south of the Oregon border. It’s nestled among the redwood trees, on California’s North Coast. The map, in the front of Black Five, is Mason, California. But what some people don’t know is that Mason is actually the town of Ferndale.

  2) I grew up in Fortuna, California (Lake Providence, in the book) right across the river from Ferndale.

  3) The Milk Can game is an actual tradition started in 1945. It takes place every September between our two towns. Many of the shenanigans mentioned in the book actually took place. And really, between Ferndale and Fortuna—we’re all really good friends. But come Milk Can time—it’s an all out war! Not really, but kinda. ( ;

  4) For a brief moment, my mother and I lived on Bunny Street in Santa Maria, CA. And maggots actually came out of our carpet! It was at that point my mother said, “We’re out of here!”

  5) I was raised by a single mother, a Marine. She’s tiny but she is mighty! I used the relationship with my mother and I to write the relationship between Penn and Jo. And that was easy to write because their love (our love) is so natural. When I wrote the letter from Penelope’s father, I wasn’t sure how to write that part because I wasn’t raised with a father. I used the love between my husband and my daughter (and the feelings as parent myself) to create that picture. Some parts were pretty tough to write—and hard to see the computer screen because of the snot that was slung!

  6) When I first wrote Black Five, Amy wasn’t included. I have a dear friend whose son was diagnosed with cancer at four years old. Five years later, a local girl was diagnosed with cancer at just three years old. That really affected me.  I wanted to demonstrate how precious life is, while raising awareness about childhood cancer. I wanted to show the sadness, the heartbreak because this awful disease is taking our children far too young. I am a HUGE supporter of St. Jude’s, St. Baldrick’s and Cookies for Kids Cancer and that is where my support and donations go, solely. I am happy to report that the young boy, now 11, is in remission and the little girl is cancer free.

 Isn’t this awesome and touching? I really need to start reading this book ❤

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I’m a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to an adorably supportive husband. Seriously, he’s adorable and tall. Really tall; he’s my high school sweetheart. I’m also a mother of two fur children who are extremely needy, Leo and Vinni.

I live with my family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest located on California’s northern coast.

I’m quite boring. But in case you’re wondering, you can see what my loves, my loathes and things you may not know about me by clicking the menu above.

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 That’s it, thanks for reading 🙂 Also, thanks to Bailey for being here and for YA Bound Book Tours for my spot on the tour!

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BLOG TOUR: If You’re Gone, by Britanny Goodwin

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Hi, there! Welcome to the blog tour for If You’re Gone, by Britanny Goodwin! If you are experiencing déjà vu feelings, it’s because I already talked about this one here 😉 This tour on YA Bound Book Tours’ account!

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If You’re Gone

by Brittany Goodwin

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: June 20th, 2016

Edge of 22 Publishing

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If You’re Gone traces a trying summer for rising high school senior Lillian White as she struggles to cope with the sudden disappearance of her boyfriend, Brad Lee – reported missing the morning after his graduation ceremony. When law enforcement dismisses the case and classifies Brad as voluntarily missing, Lillian becomes desperate to prove that he couldn’t have just walked away. Not from his friends. Not from his family. Not from her.

Launching her own investigation into the darker side of her small North Carolina town, Lillian begins to uncover secrets from Brad’s past that force her to question everything she thought she knew about him and their relationship.

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You can find If You’re Gone in hardcover (<3), paperback and ebook versions!

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And it’s my deepest pleasure to say that Brittany herself stopped by to tell us all 5 interesting facts about If You’re Gone!! ❤ Thanks so much for being here today, Britanny!

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If You’re Gone is my debut novel and I am so excited to finally share it with the world! Here are a few interesting factoids about the book!

 1) If You’re Gone is actually based on a novella I wrote when I was in eighth grade called A Change of Heart. I don’t remember exactly how I came up with the characters, but the story follows Lillian and Brad from 6th grade to their senior year in high school, and focuses on the love/hate relationship between the two of them during their younger years. Brad’s disappearance was only a small part of that book, yet it seemed like the most important aspect of the story so as I decided to re-create some details from the original novella it became the topic of focus. Maybe one day I’ll publish A Change of Heart as a prequel to If You’re Gone!

 2) I say that the missing person aspect of the story seemed to be the most important, because Lillian’s struggle is based on a combination of real life MP cases. I follow dozens of missing person cases and it is heartbreaking to learn what the families of the missing go through as they search for answers, especially when missing teenagers are often dismissed as runaways. By writing If You’re Gone I wanted to help bring exposure to the reality of how many children and teens go missing every year- over 250,000 in the US alone.

 3) Much like Lillian, I love music and movies and my passion is reflected throughout the book! Several of the chapter titles are based on songs, which was inspired by the TV show I watched as a teen, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Every episode had a title based on a popular song that related to the topic of the show, which stuck with me years later. There are at least four chapters with song titles, although one is a musical theatre song so it might be harder to spot! Can you find them?

 4) Speaking of music, my filmmaking background is evident is some sections of the book which I consider to be “Montage Moments”. A montage in film is a combination of several scenes that take place while a single song is playing, and there are a few times when Lillian is re-capping on events that have taken place where I can absolutely hear various songs playing.

 5) Last but not least, I would like to provide a little insight to the men who inspired my leading man, Brad Lee. Tall, blond, blue eyes, and a chiseled jaw… he sounds like your typical teen heartthrob, right? Well, as a kid there were two young actors I couldn’t get enough of- Devon Sawa and Erik Von Detten- who helped me dream up the hunky Brad Lee. They were cute, a bit cocky, tough with a soft side… everything you want in a high school boyfriend if your name is Lillian White. They are both in their thirties now and out of the limelight for the most part, but young Junior Floyd in The Little Giants and Andy Brinker in Brink can live on forever in Brad J Who would you cast as your version of Brad?

Hmm, I have no idea! I’m so out of the movie worls, I don’t have any notion of who are the cool young actors of the moment. SHAME ON ME. But I’d pick young Brad Pitt or young Leo DiCaprio for sure ❤ Thanks again, Britanny! I’m sure that If You’re Gone is a blast!

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He didn’t come home last night.

My heart pounded as I replayed the message a second time. After waking up to my buzzing phone signaling four missed calls and a voicemail marked urgent, I expected to hear juicy gossip from Jason Hamilton’s graduation party. Instead, I learned that my boyfriend was nowhere to be found.

“Brad said the two of you had plans after the ceremony, was he headed somewhere after he dropped you off at home? I know it’s early, but call me back as soon as you get this.”

“He isn’t with me,” I assured Brad’s mom when I returned her calls. “But please let me know when you hear from him.”

“I will,” Mrs. Lee promised before hanging up. “And you do the same.”

She wasn’t as frantic as her message had let on, but there was an unsettling tone in her voice. We both knew it wasn’t typical of Brad to stay out all night without telling anyone. Not anymore, anyway.

My mind wandered back to the Lions Port High graduation ceremony the night before- squished next to my best friend, Anna Redmond, in the packed football stadium watching Brad accept his diploma. It had been a perfect North Carolina evening; complete with a romantic, lakeside picnic that Brad and I shared once he was able to shed his cap and gown.

I snatched my cell phone off my lap and dialed the number that had lived at the top of my ‘favorite contacts’ list for the past six months. Please Lord, I prayed silently, let him answer.

“Hi.” I heard the deep voice on the other end and opened my mouth to speak. “You’ve reached Brad Lee. Leave a message.”

His outbound greeting sounded cold and unfriendly, which made me realize I had never gotten his voicemail; he always answered the phone when I called.

“Hey babe, it’s Lillian,” I said after the tone, clutching his silver class ring that hung on a chain around my neck.  “Your mom has been calling me trying to find you. Is everything all right? Let me know where you are, okay?”

Suddenly, I remembered a detail from the night before and felt a rush of panic. I pictured Brad tapping on my bedroom window and saying those three little words for the first time. The words I had been dying to hear. Does he regret his decision to profess his love to me? Could that explain the radio silence?

I unlocked the screen of my phone again, this time dialing Anna. My thumb drummed anxiously against the back of the plastic case as it rang.

“Hello?” Anna’s usually chipper voice sounded muffled over the line, assumedly lying in her bed with the phone sandwiched between her head and her leopard-print pillow.

“Sorry, were you asleep?”

“It’s the first day of summer and it’s only nine am,” she groaned. “Do I need to remind you how to send a text?”

“I’m sorry,” I lied. “But you’re the one who sleeps with your cell.”

“Yeah, yeah,” she spoke clearer this time, although her tone dripped with sarcasm. “I didn’t need my beauty sleep anyway.”

I scoffed, but I knew she had expected me to laugh. Anna, arguably the most beautiful girl in our junior class, could look runway ready after cramming all night for a test and skipping a shower.

“Are you okay?” she asked.

Anna was a true best friend- she could read my emotions even through a subtle grunt.

“Maybe…” I sighed. “Can you come over?”

 “Will there be coffee?”

“I’m sure I can scrounge something up.”

“You owe me,” she laughed.

“I know. Bye.” I pressed end and clutched the warm phone in my hand as I attempted to sort through my thoughts, reliving every detail from the previous night. The ceremony. The picnic. The lake. The window.

the author

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Brittany Goodwin is an author, screenwriter and director, best known for the internationally distributed faith-based feature films, Secrets in the Snow and Secrets in the Fall, which have both been awarded the highest honor of five Doves from the Dove Foundation.

Brittany lives outside Nashville, TN with her husband and every growing number of rescue pets. She enjoys traveling with her husband and dogs, DIY projects, quoting John Hughes films, playing (and winning!) movie trivia games, and binge-watching Investigation Discovery Channel. A self-proclaimed armchair detective, Brittany is an active member of many Missing Persons blogs and Facebook pages, which inspired the topic of her debut YA novel, If You’re Gone.

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One lucky winner will take home a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

To enter, just click here and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

That’s it, thanks for reading and thanks to Brittany for being here today and o YA Bound Book Tours for my spot on this tour 🙂

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BLOG TOUR: Forget Me Not, by Allison Whitmore

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Hello, there! Sorry, can I just have a minute of glory for being a champ and posting everyday this week? No, please, no applauses, haha! But darn, it feels good!

Anyway, the lovely people at Xpresso Book Tours prepared a tour for Forget Me Not, by Allison Whitmore, and I have the pleasure of having her over here today!! ❤ But first things first, haha!

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Forget Me Not

by Allison Whitmore

Publication date: September 14th, 2015

Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult

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Theodora “Teddi” Donovan and Calvin Wynne have always hated each other. They didn’t have a choice after Teddi’s bootlegger father killed Calvin’s and left them both orphaned. The scandal has fueled gossip in quiet, quaint Brookhurst, New York, for over a decade. When a friendship develops between them as teenagers, they are ridiculed and shunned by the strict society that dictates life in their town. As they grow older, friendship turns into love, and Teddi and Calvin have to choose between their future and the scepter of their past. Spanning continents and decades, Forget Me Not is a coming-of-age story about truth, self-reliance, and the freeing power of love.

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Now let’s speak with the mastermind behind Forget Me Not: Allison Whitmore!

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I asked Allison- Annelise, dear, we know you ALWAYS FOREVER AFTER ask authors about book backstage. Just give it to us!

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But this time I managed to be original! Instead of asking Allison to drop 5 juicy curiosities about Forget Me Not, I asked the next best thing: a playlist 😀 Oh, sorry. Never mind, now let’s take a look at those songs, shall we?

Top 10 songs to listen while reading Forget Me Not

  •  Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller; vocals Frank Sinatra)
  • Imagination (Frank Sinatra)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • Si Tu Vois Ma Mere (Sidney Bechet)
  • La Conga Blicoti by Josphine Baker
  • Love is Here to Stay (Frank Sinatra)
  • All the Things You Are (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • Embracabe You (Ella Fitzgerald)
  • In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
  • You’re a Sweetheart (Tommy Dorsey Band)

 I loved this vintage air from this playlist, Allison! Well done ❤ Thanks for taking the time to do this for us!!

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Allison Whitmore started her first novel, Forget Me Not, one icy morning in her dorm room in Southampton, NY. After many years of teaching high school English, she came back to the novel to rewrite it. Allison comes from a family who loves history and enjoyed immersing herself in the research that brought Teddi and Calvin’s world to life. She lives in her hometown, Los Angeles, California.

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One lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will take home a $40 Amazon Gift Card!

To enter, just click here and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

 That’s it! Thanks for reading and thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for making this post possible and for all the support so far ❤

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BLOG TOUR: In the Shadow of the Dragon King, by J. Keller Ford

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Hi, there! Good morning and welcome to another blog tour with a special guest! But all in due time 😉 We’ll be talking about In The Shadow of the Dragon King, by J. Keller Ford – the star of this Chapter by Chapter tour!

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In the Shadow of the Dragon King

by J. Keller Ford

Release Date: May 31th, 2016

Publisher: Month9Books

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Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.

Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte.

Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he’s some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He’s supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who’s too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone.

With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.

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YES, WE HAVE JENNY HERE WITH IS TODAY!!!

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And just guess- Annelise, dear, we know you asked her to tell us 5 interesting facts about her lovely book and that’s very unoriginal of you.

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But I love learning about the backstage of books and Jenny indulged me on her own way, so I’m happy! Thanks, Jenny! And now I’ll let her talk about In the Shadow of the Dragon King’s backstage!

What a great topic, Annelise. Since I have addressed the 5 interesting facts (in some fashion)about my book  in other posts, I’ll take on 5 interesting facts about the book writing progress.

 1) I never, ever write without chocolate at my fingertips. I prefer Lindor truffles but any sort of chocolate will do. The brain doesn’t function without chocolate.

 2) I always re-write the beginning of my novel at least 5 times before I am happy with it. Sometimes it ends up changing the entire novel. Thus is why I need more chocolate.

 3) Writing the middle of the book is always the hardest for me. That’s when I start thinking my writing should find its way into a garbage can and be set afire. It’s the point in a novel where I begin questioning why I’m even writing. Thankfully, I have a 21-year-old son who is a dragon and fantasy nut like me to bounce ideas off of. Having that in-person sounding board is priceless. Scary because our brains are equally twisted, but priceless just the same.

 4) I hate plotting my stories. I know how I want things to start, I have an idea as to the progression and I know how I want the story to end, but the journey to get there is part of the writer quest. I like the not knowing. I like to be surprised by my characters. Some of the best passages I’ve written have come from some weird place in my mind that I had no idea even existed. It’s pretty cool, actually. I reward myself with chocolate. 

 5) Writing in a bad/sad mood is a no no. My brain refuses to utter one word if I’m in a funk. I used to think that if I wrote while I was upset or sad, then I could write some incredible passages about my characters when they felt the same way. Not. So, I go for a walk or a bike ride. The fresh air clears the mind, the soul, the spirit. If the blues hit me at night, I wander off into a video game, or mindless t.v. until the funk passes. Then I eat more chocolate and put my fingers to the keyboard. It is the way of things for this quirky fantasy author.

And there you have it. Five interesting facts about the writing process. Now have some chocolate.  What do you prefer? Dark or milk?  

Thank you for having me Annelise. It was fun.

I LOVE CHOCOLATE, my favorite is with milk! Other flavors that I love include mint, strawberries, hazelnuts, coconuts and white chocolate ❤ Yup, I love chocolate, haha! Thanks so much for taking the time to be here today!! I loved your facts 😀

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J. Keller Ford

J. Keller Ford (known to all as Jenny) is a scribbler of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction. As a young Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights and wondrous magic that permeated her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.

When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, swimming, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. Jenny is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring, and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a quirky knight who was silly enough to marry her, and a menagerie of royal pets. Published works include short stories, The Amulet of Ormisez, Dragon Flight, and The Passing of Millie Hudson. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy.

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There will be six winners in this giveaway!

  • One lovely US RESIDENT winner will take home a scrabble tile book cover charm;
  • Five lovely INTERNATIONAL will take home each a digital copy of In the Shadow of the Dragon King!

No matter which prize you aim for, if you’d like to enter, just click here and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

That’s it, thanks for reading! Also, thanks to Jenny for being here today and to Chapter by Chapter for my spot on this tour ❤

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BLOG TOUR: The Hereafter, by Jessica Bucher

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Hello, there! Good morning and welcome to an awesome book tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter 😀 Today we’ll talk about The Hereafter, by Jessica Bucher!

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by Jessica Bucher

Release Date: March 16th, 2016

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Nin has no recollection of her death.

The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.

Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?

Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.

But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide– life or love.

Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.

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And it’s my honor to say that we have Jessica Bucher herself here today to talk about her book! Thanks so much for stopping by and indulging us, Jessica! ❤

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I asked her my standart question: 5 interesting facts about her book and/or writting process. I’ll pass the word to Jessica now 🙂

Great question!

 1) I never intended to write YA when I first wanted to be a writer. I fell in love with the genre, and once I sat down to write The Hereafter, I knew there was no going back. This is the genre for me, and I couldn’t imagine writing any other way.

 2) The idea for the story came to me from lyrics to the Rolling Stone’s song Wild Horses. “Let’s do some living after we die.”

 3) I had the hardest time committing to writing this novel. Then, I discovered NaNoWriMo, and it helped me to buckle down and write the whole novel in a month. Now, it’s the only way I write, and I’ve finished three whole novels during the month of November.

 4) Most locations featured in the novel were inspired by places I visited while I lived in Europe. The scene in Paris was written in the days following my visit to the city. The hike taken by Nin and Dylan was inspired by the forests of Germany, and the scene where they watch the sunset on the glen was written after I visited Ireland.

 5) The cover was designed by a friend and fellow blogger who has been designing my blog for years. She is very talented with design and script. The title is actually written in her handwriting. This was her first cover design, but I bet it won’t be her last. www.freeborboleta.com

Thanks for letting me share and talk about this book!

You’re very welcome, Jessica! Again, thanks so much for being here and I loved to know those details! I love Wild Horses ❤

the author

Jessica Bucher

Jessica is a young adult author pursuing publishing.  She is married to an Army pilot and they live together in Germany with their two boys.  In her free time, Jessica runs a local writing group, teaches yoga, travels and speaks poor German.  Her first novel, The Hereafter, is currently seeking a publishing home.

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Three lucky INTERNATIONAL winners will take home each a digital copy of The Hereafter!

To enter, just click here and good luck: GIVEAWAY!

That’s it, thanks for reading! Also, thanks again to Jessica for stopping by and to Chapter by Chapter for my spot on this tour ❤

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