Excerpt & Giveaway! McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant

McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant Publication: October 11th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog It’s 1936, and nearly twelve-year-old JAMES ELLIOTT is a bellhop at McGrave’s Hotel, there a year since the night his parents died while on a spy mission into Nazi Germany. JAMES craves a goodbye message from his parents, but is distracted by troublesome guests who require his help. Assistance with locating a missing and priceless mummy, wrangling mutant spiders, and attaching {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! The Destined by E.J. Mellow

The Destined by EJ Mellow Series: Dreamland #3 Publication: October 17th 2016 Category: New Adult Genre: Fantasy *Purchase links support this blog I searched for you in the stars tonight. But I found none that burned as bright as you. —Part of a letter from Dev to Molly With the loss of Terra’s greatest weapon, the war against darkness escalates rapidly, and time is on no one’s side. While Dev struggles to keep his home and hope alive, Molly and {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! The Harvesting Series by Melanie Karsak

I fell in love with The Harvesting immediately the first time I read it in 2013. Melanie Karsak is brilliant. I promise. If you haven’t started this series, you’re missing out. This isn’t just any horror/zombie book. There’s so much more to the story. Check out my five star review and have a look at the original cover for the book. The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak Series: The Harvesting #1 Publication: October 14th 2016 Category: Adult Genre: Urban Fantasy, Horror, {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson

A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson Series: The Goddess and the Guardians #1 Publication: October 14th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Fantasy *Purchase links support this blog The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms. For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world {Read More}

Excerpt & Giveaway! Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond

Girl in the Shadows by Gwenda Bond Series: Girl on a Wire #2 Publication: July 5th 2016 by Skyscape Category: YA Genre: Fantasy *Purchase links support this blog Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic. When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira’s {Read More}

#16DABash I am Drums by Mike Grosso

I am Drums by Mike Grosso Publication: September 6th 2016 by Clarion Books Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary, Music *Purchase links support this blog Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn’t know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school’s music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people. But drums sound all the time in Sam’s head, and she’d do {Read More}

#16DABash Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper Publication: July 12th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Category: Middle Grade Genre: Contemporary (Friendship & Social Skills) *Purchase links support this blog A feel-good middle grade debut with just a hint of magic about a girl who has a rare disorder that makes the words other people say about her appear on her body. Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her {Read More}

#16DaBash The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti

Squee! Another fabulous middle grade book. I love MG! The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti Publication: September 6th 2016 by Mighty Press Category: Middle Grade Genre: Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog Eleven-year-old Thelma Bee is never bored. In fact, she has curiosity and adventure in her blood. She spends her time running science experiments, practicing Spanish, and daydreaming about exotic landscapes. But Thelma gets more than she bargained for when a strange woman sells a jewelry {Read More}

Cover Reveal! Fall of Thrones and Thorns by Jennifer Ellision

Fall of Thrones and Thorns by Jennifer Ellision Publication date: September 27th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Fantasy War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea. After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach. And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be. The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of {Read More}

Excerpt & Giveaway! Legacy by Ellery A. Kane

This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it. Read the synopsis and the excerpt and let’s discuss in the comments below. 🙂 Legacy by Ellery A. Kane Series: Legacy #1 Publication: September 5th 2014 by Balboa Press Category: YA Genre: Dystopian *Purchase links support this blog How do you want to feel today? In 2041, the choice is yours. San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite {Read More}

#16DABash The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson

I’m REALLY digging the Debut Author Bash this year. I’m in Middle Grade heaven! Yes, I’m older than a middle grader (by a lot), but my heart still likes to travel there every now and again. The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society by Janet Sumner Johnson Publication: April 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Adventure *Purchase links support this blog Some things are better together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or Annie and Jason. So when her best friend’s {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! Race Girl by Leigh Hutton

Race Girl by Leigh Hutton Publication: April 3rd 2016 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Romance My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog Fresh on the heels of Michelle Payne’s historic Melbourne Cup win, comes a blockbuster Australian story about a Queensland girl and the ‘race that stops a nation’ . . . Tully Athens has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of her hero Michelle Payne. Of living up to the Athens name and becoming the third generation of women {Read More}

Happy Release Day! SuperNova by Liz Long

  SuperNova (HoA #1) Heroes of Arcania Trilogy RELEASE DAY BLITZ June 16th, 2016 The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune? Cole Warner wants to {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! The Star Series by Jessie Lane & ML Pahl

The Burning StarJessie Lane, M.L. Pahl(Star, #1)Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Seventeen-year-old Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods where she met a beautiful man … along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t have existed, a place where myths and fairytales were real and, in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer. With a {Read More}

#16DABash Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown

I must say that I am DYING to get my hands on a copy of this debut novel by Jennie K Brown! I love when I discover an author who has totally original ideas and knows how to execute them. Don’t disappoint me now, Jennie. 😉 Ok, let me show you what I’m babbling on about…. Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K Brown Series: Nova Kids #1 Publication: September 13th 2016 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic *Purchase {Read More}