SST Tour Interview & Giveaway: Laura Silverman & Girl Out of Water

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Today on the blog Laura Silverman, author of the upcoming release Girl Out of Water, is here to talk writing, favorites, and so much more. First check out all the details on her new book and be sure to enter the giveaway!


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Published by Sourcebooks Fire

Expected on May 2, 2017

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Ocean breeze in her hair and sand between her toes, Anise can’t wait to spend the summer before her senior year surfing and hanging out on the beach with friends. Santa Cruz is more than her home-it’s her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her three young cousins.

Landlocked Nebraska is the last place Anise wants to be. Sure, she loves her family, but it’s hard to put her past behind her when she’s living in the childhood house of the mother who abandoned her. And with every Instagram post, her friends back home feel further away.

Then she meets Lincoln, a charismatic, one-armed skater who challenges her to swap her surfboard for a skateboard. Because sometimes the only way to find your footing is to let go.

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Interview

How do you choose names for your characters?

For the most part they just come to me, but every now and then I end up scrolling through lists of names trying to find the perfect match. Usually when I see the right name it clicks instantly.

What is your go to reward for hitting a deadline?

A break! And finally catching up on my TBR! I love marathon-ing a bunch of books after a deadline because it’s often really hard to keep up with my reading when I’m in the writing zone.

Plotter or Pantser?

A little bit of both but I definitely lean towards pantser. I’ll usually have a vague idea of the big picture but only outline a few chapters at a time. Once I actually write those few chapters I have a better sense of what the next few will look like and so on.

What are some of your favorite books?

Always an impossible question! My favorite genre is YA Contemporary, but I read all genres too. Some recent favorite reads are THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED, THE HATE U GIVE, WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, and UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES.

How do you spend your free time? Any hobbies?

I used to love going to concerts, and I hope to be able to do so again. Same with walking nature trails. I’ve recently gotten into stationary and sending letters to my friends and family

Favorite foods?

Sushi! Also sushi! Then probably Mexican, Thai, and like really good salads (not just iceberg lettuce and a cherry tomato haha).

Favorite travel destinations?
I love the beach and the mountains – just getting away and decompressing. But I’ve also loved traveling to big cities with tons of museums and epic food.

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Traveler: Interview with L.E. DeLano (XPRESSO Book Tours)

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travelerTraveler by L.E. DeLano

Published by Swoon Reads on February 7, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

My Review

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Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles—Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it…This Jessa is going to live.


Interview with L.E. DeLano

How did the idea for Traveler come about?

When I was eight we were living in England, and I watched an old version of “Alice Through The Looking Glass” on TV (it was the 1974 version, which was really creepy). I happened to pass a mirror afterward and thought it would be cool if there was another ‘me’ on the other side. I stared at my reflection for a long time until – I swear to you – I saw the other me blink. It scared me a lot to the point that I still get a creepy feeling if I catch my reflection out of the corner of my eye. Continue reading

ARC Review: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (XPRESSO Book Tours)

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queensofgeekQueens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Published by Swoon Reads on March 14, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQIA+

Pages: 288 Format: eARC Source: NG

4.5/5 Stars

I acquired this ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. This does not impact my thoughts and opinions in any way.

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Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.


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Starfall Launch Blitz & Giveaway

Today I’m celebrating Starfall by Melissa Landers which released on February 7. I adored the Banshee crew in the first book and cannot wait to return to these characters again with this new installment. Down below Melissa’s written a little note about the series and there’s also two wonderful promotions. Be sure to check out all the details!

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Starflight by Melissa Landers

Published by Disney-Hyperion on February 7, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Science Fiction

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Hi, booklovers!

I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye to characters is never easy, I think I gave the crew a proper sendoff with plenty of humor, heart, and action. I hope you love STARFALL as much as I do!

Haven’t read the first book? You’re in luck, because for a limited time, Starflight is on sale for 99 cents in all e-formats. Now you can binge read the entire duology in one sitting!

 

Praise for Starflight:

 

“Smart, action-packed and utterly addictive!” –New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman

 

Starflight has the cinematic appeal, warp-speed action and unlikely heroes of Star Wars.” –Justine Magazine

 

“A lively tale of romance, space pirates, conspiracy, and made (as opposed to genetic) families.” –Booklist

 

“A great choice for fans of raw sci-fi action, reminiscent of the lawlessness presented in the television series Firefly.” –School Library Journal

 

If you love sci-fi adventure with a dash of romance, I hope you’ll pick up the Starflight duology today. Starflight and Starfall are both available in stores and online.

 

STARFLIGHT

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jmEOqA

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2kjs57n

Book Depository : http://bit.ly/1OoN2WD

Indie Bound: http://bit.ly/1IIMPx7

STARFALL

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jmNsW2

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2ddKuih

Book Depository: http://bit.ly/2k98EvN

Indie Bound: http://bit.ly/2dhMLry

 

To celebrate my book birthday, I’m offering one lucky winner a Starflight duology swag pack, complete with bookmarks and two signed mini posters! The giveaway is open internationally. Due to sweepstakes laws, entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.

Best of luck, and happy reading!

Giveaway

 

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About the Author

small-mel-picMelissa Landers is a former teacher who left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her husband and three kids. She lives outside Cincinnati in the small town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.” For more information or just to say hello, visit http://www.melissa-landers.com.

It’s Giveaway Time!

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I realized the other day it’s been way too long since I’ve done a giveaway. With all that’s happening around the world I want to brighten someone’s day and what better way to do that than giving away a book or two. So I’ve got two separate prizes up for grabs.

The first one is a book of the winner’s choosing under $15 from Book Depository. It’s international as long as BD ships to you.

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The second one is US only for a copy of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I’ll also be sending some random book swag along.

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Hopefully this will bring a little joy as we try to deal with what the world has become. I’d love to hear what upcoming releases you’re excited for so leave them in the comments below!

Roseblood Release Day Blitz

I’m excited to be promoting the release of RoseBlood by A.G. Howard here on the blog today! Check out all the details below and be sure to stick around for a giveaway!


About the Book

rosebloodRoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Published by Amulet Books on January 10, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Retellings

Pages: 432 Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Find It: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.


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Release Day Bonanza ~ September 20

Why is it that the publishers always want to kill us in the fall? The amount of releases seems astronomical! Luckily I was able to pick up a bunch of September 20th titles I was super excited for at Book Expo America and get ahead of the game. Check out the details on all of them below!


ShadowBrightA Shadow Bright and Burning

By Jessica Cluess

Published by Random House

My Review

I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

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