#17DABash The Breathless by Tara Goedjen

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen Publication date: October 10th 2017 Category: YA Genre: Gothic, Mystery *Purchase links support this blog No one knows what really happened on the beach where Roxanne Cole’s body was found, but her boyfriend, Cage, took off that night and hasn’t been seen since. Until now. One year—almost to the day—from Ro’s death, when he knocks on the door of Blue Gate Manor and asks where she is. Cage has no memory of the past twelve {Read More}

#17DABash The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey

The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey Publication date: April 25th 2017 Category: Middle Grade Genre: Historical Fiction *Purchase links support this blog Life in a 1905 Nevada mining town is not easy for any thirteen-year-old. For Kit Donovan, it seems downright impossible. When her mother dies of a fever, Kit is certain she is to blame. Guilt-ridden, she is determined to honor her promises to her mother—namely to be a “proper lady.” Only being a lady {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}

#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}

#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}

#16DABash Consider (Holo #1) by Kristy Acevedo #Giveaway

Consider by Kristy Acevedo Series: Holo #1 Publication: April 19th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Science Fiction *Purchase links support this blog As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress? {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Steamsworn by Eric R. Asher

Steamsworn by Eric R. Asher Series: Steamborn #3 Publication: April 5th 2016 Category: YA Genre: Steampunk *Purchase links support this blog The world dies in war only to be reborn. It is the way of things, and always will be. Forged in the Deadlands crucible, and armed with the knowledge of their true enemy, Jacob, Alice, and their allies bring the fight back to Ancora. They’ll liberate their homeland, or die trying. The wounds cut deep in their darkest hour, {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode Series: Numbers Game #1 Publication date: March 16th 2015 Category: YA Genre: Dystopian *Purchase links support this blog Treena can’t wait for Rating Day. Her high score will mean a life of luxury, showing the world that she’s a valuable member of society, not a pathetic waste of space. It won’t hurt her chances with her top-Rated boyfriend, either. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone. To get her life—and boyfriend—back, {Read More}

Book Blast & Giveaway! Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren

Love the Way You Lie by Skye Warren Series: Stripped #1 Publication date: March 12th 2015 Category: Adult Genre: Romance, Dark *Purchase links support this blog A dark romance about the lies that lead us down… I’ll do anything to get safe, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. I’ll do anything to stay hidden, even if it means taking off my clothes for strangers. I’ll do anything to be free. Except give him up. When {Read More}

Video Interview & Giveaway! The Early Bird Café by Carrie Aulenbacher

The Early Bird Café by Carrie Aulenbacher Publication date: July 1st 2014 Category: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance *Purchase links support this blog For years, Jim and Eve have shared breakfast every morning at the Early Bird Cafe. Their constant friendship, however, is thrown into chaos when Jim begins writing his second novel. Their friendship strained, the novel takes all of Jim’s focus, and a grievous string of events coupled with Jim’s manipulative new lover put their friendship to the ultimate {Read More}

Interview & Giveaway! Origins of the Outbreak by Brian Parker #zOctober2014

Origins of the Outbreak by Brian Parker Publication date: August 11th 2014 Category: Adult Genre: Post-apocalypse, Zombies *Purchase links support this blog Every epidemic begins with a relatively small group of people who’ve been exposed to an illness. The Centers for Disease Control believes that it is imperative to reach the site of an initial outbreak as quickly as possible in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Sometimes that isn’t always possible and events reach a catastrophic tipping {Read More}