Book Blast & Giveaway! The Broken One by Christine H. Bailey

The Broken One by Christine H. Bailey Publication: April 5th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog What becomes of the girl left behind after the tragic death of her best friend? Sixteen-year-old Farris Sloan is picking up the pieces after the untimely death of her best friend Kelsey. But even one year later, Farris can’t seem to find “normal” again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality. When he {Read More}

Excerpt & Giveaway! In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales

In the Beginning: Dark Retellings of Biblical Tales by Various authors Publication: October 25th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Dark, Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re-envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books. IN THE BEGINNING, ed. Laureen Cantwell and Georgia {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}

Review & Giveaway! All the Feels by Danika Stone #SpartanSurvived

All the Feels by Danika Stone Publication: June 7th 2016 by Swoon Reads Category: YA Genre: Contemporary My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal. Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero {Read More}

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches

Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches Publication date: August 8th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces? Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident. Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis

Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis Publication: March 22nd 2016 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal *Purchase links support this blog FREE for Kindle today only! High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head. Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! The Heart’s Journey Home by Nikki Jackson

The Heart’s Journey Home: A Layover in Doppleganger-ville Series: The Heart’s Journey Home #2 by Nikki Jackson Publication: April 30th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Picking up where The Heart’s Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation leaves off, book two in the series follows seventeen-year-old Tori Logan as she and her best friends, AJ and Kalea, accompany Tori’s archeologist father to Israel. Tori Logan is used to her life looking a little different from the {Read More}

Release Day Blast & Giveaway! Because I Love You by Tori Rigby

Because I Love You by Tori Rigby Publication: May 17th 2016 by Blaze Publishing Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant. Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil {Read More}

Pre-Order Event! The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

New books are amazing. New books that come with free gifts are even better! Debut Young Adult author Kerry Kletter is giving you just that!Pre-order THE FIRST TIME SHE DROWNED on or before March 14th, 2016 and you’ll get a signed poster and bookmark! Supplies are limited to 50 sets, and ship ONLY in the US. Getting your free poster and bookmark is as easy as 1..2..3..4.. 1. Go to whatever book seller you like and pre-order THE FIRST TIME {Read More}

UTOPiAcon 2016 – Meet the Official Bloggers!

I must interrupt this awesome zOctober day to bring you an equally awesome post about… well, ME! Lol… and the rest of the UTOPiAcon bloggers! Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about the bloggers that bring you ALL the information about UTOPiAcon! Don’t forget to click the links at the bottom to head on over to the other UTOPiAcon blogs! What you do for work outside of blogging? I am a logistics account manager for Con-way {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi

Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi Publication date: June 15th 2015 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Nessa Moore has sought reliable stability since her father’s death. Now, she’s over it. Tired of always being the mature adult, constantly worrying about her alcoholic mother, stressing about being able to afford college, she wants to have one normal, carefree, fun summer. And be more like her best friend Jacie. Jacie Hayes is struggling to overcome the {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Hope in Every Raindrop by Wesley Banks

Hope in Every Raindrop by Wesley Banks Publication: May 26th 2015 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog “Small towns have big stories.” That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the {Read More}

Review & Giveaway! The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday

The Summer I Fell by Sonya Loveday Publication date: July 27th 2014 Category: New Adult Genre: Contemporary Source: Author in exchange for an honest review My Rating: *Purchase links support this blog “So you wanna be part of the Six, huh? You wish…” ~Jared, Ace, Mark, Josh, Aiden & Eli Riley Clifton can’t remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the Six, a group of rowdy boys who would do just about anything for her. Growing up alongside {Read More}

Trailer Reveal & Giveaway! Mental by Justice Serai

Mental by Justice Serai Publication date: April 2015 Category: YA Genre: Contemporary *Purchase links support this blog Hope is an illusion meant to convince the broken to keep on living. That’s me. Broken. My father pays heaps of money for doctors at the Norfolk Psychiatric Center to fix me. I’ve spent six months of my prime teenage years at this residential facility – a place for teenagers who’ve gone mental. That’s me. Mental. Just when I begin to feel myself {Read More}