Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Edge" Boxed Set

A Young Adult/New Adult
Paranormal Collection

Introducing Edge, a limited edition paranormal boxed set featuring 20 New York Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors, and including 20 of today’s most magical, sought-after titles. And all this is yours for only $0.99.

This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

Twenty Edgy Young Adult & New Adult Paranormal Tales
Twenty of today’s favorite young adult and new adult authors have come together to bring you a collection packed with full-length, spellbinding reads sure to keep you keep you on the edge of your seat and up way past your bedtime!
But reader beware: These novels take everything to the edge - and not just the edge of your seat. With authors who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, you get stories that take everything to limit, creating whimsical reads that teens can actually relate to and that adults can enjoy, too.
Pre-Order Edge today to save over fifty dollars from the cost of purchasing each book individually! Releases 5 April.

What's Inside?

New York Times Bestselling Author
Riley J Ford, Into You – What if you could know exactly what your friends are thinking? High school student Winter Reynolds can, but there’s a catch … She can only read people’s thoughts when she’s kissing them.
USA Today Bestselling Authors
Rebecca Hamilton, The Forever Girl – When a spell Sophia casts goes wrong, her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
JC Andrijeski, The Culling – Jet grew up free, hiding out on Earth after it was conquered by an alien species, but now she might learn about her alien overlords the hard way.
Apryl Baker, The Promise – Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ save the town from a maniacal coven leader, still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous, and somehow survive the darkness?
Angela Fristoe, Waken – If Janie hopes to survive the people of Everod, she’ll need to confront who and what she really is.
April Aasheim, The Good Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Demon – What’s a nice girl to do when she develops horns … and a hunger?
Angel Lawson, Wraith – Classmates think Jane Watt’s is a freak, but she knows her best friend, Evan is real and needs her, even if he’s dead.
Katie Salidas, Pretty Little Werewolf – This little werewolf is looking for her fur-ever home.
International Bestselling Authors
Sarah Dalton, Mary Hades – Mary has a special relationship with the spirit world - a connection that brings her face to face with her worst nightmares …
Debbie Herbert, Changeling – A wannabe witch who sucks at spells must find her inner magic to nab a pixie serial killer.
Shalini Boland, Hidden – When Maddy inherits a mansion, she also inherits something sinister in the basement. Falling in love has never been so dangerous.
Eva Chase, Caught in the Glow – Assigned to protect a hot indie rocker from demons, the secret he’s keeping puts Avery’s heart and his soul on the line.
Rachel McClellan, Fractured Light – Discovering the strength of her power may cost Llona her life.
Kimberly Loth, Kissed – Three Boys. Two Kisses. One Devastating Choice.
Shannon Eckrich, Other Side of Forever – Forever is only a portal away.
H.D. Gordon, Shooting Stars – A tale of star-crossed lovers and magic.
Stacy Claflin, Saved by a Vampire – A new vampire must face something more ancient, powerful, and deadly than she ever imagined …
Marissa Farrar, Twisted Dreams – Upon starting college, half-vampire Elizabeth hadn’t expected to happen upon a travelling carnival, or sexy, dare-devil biker.
Cindy Thomas, Beckon Me – Her heart … and her soul are on the line.
Award Winning Author
Laxmi Hariharan, The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer – To become herself, Ruby must turn her back on everything she ever knew.

The Authors

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Jessie Kasper" by Bradon Nave

Jessie Kasper
(Before We Fractured Book 1)
by Bradon Nave

Jessie Kasper, the first book in the Before We Fractured series by Bradon Nave, is currently on tour with YA Bound Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

For Jessie Kasper, inner turmoil hides behind the face of an overachiever ...
From the outside looking in, Jessie is a normal nineteen-year-old high school senior. Athletic, likeable, and seemingly well rounded, he’s every parent’s dream. However, Jessie is suffering from an unfathomable pain ... the pain of loss.
Sickness tears him apart from the inside out - but the illness is not his own.
After cancer stole two of the most influential people in his life, Jessie is left to cope with his emotions. He struggles to make sense of his life's cruelty, and is obsessed with the idea that he too will someday become ill and fall victim to the merciless disease.
The first step to getting help is admitting there’s a problem ...
As his emotional state begins to spiral, Jessie finally seeks psychiatric help. That's where he meets Kacey Monroe. She’s the most beautiful woman Jessie has ever laid eyes on, and she also knows the pain of loss. While they bond over their life experiences and mutual attraction, Jessie finds comfort in the normalcy of having a high school girlfriend.
Jessie's support system is not only shaken - it's completely destructed as a revolting secret is exposed leaving his vulnerable psyche completely eviscerated.
A split second decision completely alters Jessie's life course in a way he can't possibly comprehend. Hand in hand, he and Kacey are left to face the aftermath ... or run.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"This book blew my mind. I actually got through it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going because I was clueless. That ending was OMG!! I mean my jaw dropped last night and I still haven't picked it up." ~ Kimberly Vanderbloom
"From the very first page of the book, the reader is immersed into the chaotic world of Jessie Kasper. Fair warning, you will need a ton of tissues if you think you can handle reading this book. I cried my eyeballs out!" ~ Jessica Ozment
"First of all, anytime I'm reading a book and I feel the urge to stop and highlight a line or mark a page because it moves me so much, I know I'm going to fall in love. I've read a few of Bradon Nave's books, but this one was my favorite. I couldn't put it down and I felt so touched by the characters and invested in their stories." ~ carissa backherms
"Even though Bradon Nave writes about dark and sad events this story is fast-paced and is really hard to put down. The ending left me speechless, I didn't see it coming at all. Bradon Nave is an author who everyone should be watching. I personally can’t wait for the next book to come out, so I can find out how the story will continue." ~ Anniek Snowroses
"This author has it all in this book! Love, tragedy, friendship, a story of love and loss, I recommend you to buy this book! I truly did not expect what happened to Jessie and his girlfriend, this book of heart ache, loss, and tragedy comes together! Truly amazing writing went into this! Brandon Nave is a author to stalk! Very brilliant writing!" ~ jodilmooreetheridge

About the Author
I live in Piedmont, Oklahoma, with my wife and our two children. I have always loved writing, and finally decided to go for it. With the amazing resources available for emerging authors, it only makes sense to take advantage of them.

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"That'th What I Said!" and "The Sore Prickly Bear" by Lisa Marie Schinski

That'th What I Said! and
The Sore Prickly Bear
by Lisa Marie Schinski

Today we feature two charming books by Lisa Marie Schinski, That'th What I Thaid and The Sore Prickly Bear. Both books are suitable for children ages 3 and up.
This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by Beach Bound Books.

That'th What I Said!:
R's and S's
by Lisa Marie Schinski

Stitchie is a happy bunny that is having a hard time saying her R's and S's. She thinks her friends are making fun of her but they just laugh because they think it sounds funny. They love Stitchie, and in the end, Stitchie practices and meets the best teacher who helps her says her R's and S's perfectly. She runs into the woods to share with her friends how far she has come!!


Praise for the Book
"This book is well written and the characters are adorable. My kids love it and are happy that Stitchie can now say her R's and S's. Great read for kids having a hard time speaking." ~ Pennsylvania Reader

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The Sore Prickly Bear
by Lisa Marie Schinski

Fuzzy has a very bad day that keeps getting worse. He is faced with many challenges and doesn't understand why these things are happening to him. Everyone has had a bad day, week, month or even years. He will make you laugh because everyone can relate to Fuzzy in some way. Things always have a way of working out in the end and sometimes even better than it was before!


Praise for the Book
"Great story about a bad day! Poor Fuzzy. Love it....funny story and ends great!" ~ Pennsylvania Reader
"A great story with adorable graphics. One can't help but feel bad for the bear as he deals with one obstacle after another. My kiddo enjoyed it just as much as I did and it led to us discussing how things are rarely as bad as they seem. Can't ask for more than a book that teaches a lesson! Bought a copy to donate to her classroom too :)" ~ D, Danatoga, PA
"One of the best children's stories, my daughter's love the book and I love the message that is told through the story." ~ Tbuckley
"Adorable book with great illustrations giving the child a good sense of the story." ~ Jean Schinski

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About the Author
I was born and raised in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. I currently reside in King of Prussia. I wrote the story about the Sore Prickly Bear when I was 8 years old. My teacher, Mrs. Ulrich encouraged me to write and also gave me the young author's award. I found this book after my mom passed away last year. I had a great childhood but when I wrote this book, my parents got divorced, we moved and I changed schools. A lot of changes for an 8 year old. So I guess I felt like Fuzzy.
Around October 2015, I took the book into work to show my friends because this past year and a half has been very hard for me and my family. I knew when I showed my friends, they would laugh and cry because my life was again Fuzzy's. My friends, Denice, Dee, Candace, Rick, Gina, Tara, Nancy, Tamara and Gina encouraged me to publish this book. So here I am!
I am now 46 years old. I have a great job, great friends, and great family. But there are still days that feel very bad and very unfair.
My goal for publishing this book is to help children understand that bad things happen and bad days happen. But when we have friends and family in our life to help us laugh at ourselves, we can heal and move forward. Everyone has a bad day, week, month or even years. My dream is to share this story for children to know they are not alone and everyone has a bad day.
I am so grateful for my family and friends.
That'th What I Thaid was published in February 2016. Lauren Panco inspired me to write this story. It is for children who have a hard time with their R's and S's. I think many of us have! I want children to know it's ok to sound different and with practice, it changes. Don't let anyone make fun of you. We are all perfect the way we are!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Dodging Trains" by Sunniva Dee

Dodging Trains
by Sunniva Dee

Dodging Trains by Sunniva Dee has just been released. This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours.

For more books by this author, check out Shattering Halos (read my blog post), Leon's Way (read my blog post), Adrenaline Crush (read my blog post), Cat Love (read my blog post), and Walking Heartbreak (read my blog post).

I was twelve when a stranger at a train station taught me the meaning of ugly. He forced himself on me and threatened to kill my family if I told.
I stayed silent and the ugliness grew.
Now, that word rolls in film clips through my mind. All I’ve done since my best friend, Keyon Arias, left town is cement how ugly I am. Ugly on the inside - deep down to my core. On the outside … I am a Vixen. I flash men a smile and make them moan out pleasure I control.
Not them. Never them.
After five years of being away, my beautiful boy has come back to town for his father’s masquerade ball. He’s different. Hard muscle supersedes the skin and bone of his once boyish frame. One thing hasn’t changed though: the murderous look in his eyes when he slaughters his opponents. In the ring, I see the bullied boy, all grown up, dominating in ways he couldn’t in high school.
He’s the mayor’s son. The rising MMA fighter. The beautiful one.
I’m not the Paislee Cain of before, not the sweet girl he once knew, the one who chased away his bullies. I’m the town slut. The dirty girl whose shame will never fade no matter how many men I use. He’d disown what I’ve become.
Because beautiful can never love ugly.

A pale moon tips backwards on the sky over the beach we’re at a few blocks from Keyon’s house. After our pasta dinner at Markeston’s, we were still in no shape to drive, so he offered us a room at his super-mansion to sleep it off.
“You’ll be back tomorrow morning for your light thing, right?” he asked, eyebrows raised on his forehead when we graciously declined the offer. I’d nodded and explained that we didn’t want poor Simon to be alone at Keyon’s place all night.
Of course Markeston has a long, black, shiny car and a driver with a hat. He insisted, and we accepted. Good thing too, because a taxi back to Tampa would have been expensive.
Keyon is sprawled out on the sand, eyes glittering in the reflection from the moon, and I’m on my side, a cheek in my hand, just staring at him. I brush a finger across his cheekbone. Move it up his temple and circle down over his nose.
“You don’t let anyone hit you in the face, huh?” I murmur. “Too vain?”
He snorts and sends me a side-glance. “Right. That and I’m a momma’s boy. Momma doesn’t want her son’s handsome features ruined.” He trails a crybaby whine after the statement and smirks.
“Naw. Once they hit you in the head, your brain gets shaken and stirred and anything can happen, and I do my best to keep that from happening. If your skull’s been rattled, you’re either fine or not fine, and my favorite techniques make it hard for them to get to my face. They gotta be fast—faster than me. So far so good, but a broken nose and all that jazz? Is in my future, for sure.”
“I’m with your mother on this one,” I say, making him open his eyes fully to watch me. His mouth purses in another small smile.
“You are?” He’s playful, accepting my statement for what it is: wishful thinking.
“Yes, because you’re so pretty.”
His features still into the immobile mask he uses to protect his thoughts. It doesn’t matter that I’m stroking his face—I just lost access to him. Keyon’s pupils are swelling, taking space from his irises.
“Keyon.” I bend over him and kiss his lips. They pucker automatically against mine but don’t open. I’m not insisting. “Did I do something?”
He shakes his head almost imperceptibly on the ground. “Naw, it’s not you, babe. But girls are pretty, not men.”
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Praise for the Book
"This book is spectacular!! The best book she's written yet and she has a pretty impressive catalogue. I freaking ADORED this book." ~ Kristy1991ish
"Dodging Trains will most definitely soar to the top of your favorites list! In perfect Sunniva Dee style, she blends just the right amount of angst, emotion, and drama while leaving your heart full and your lips smiling at the end. You will want to read this book!" ~ Deedles
"Dodging Trains is poetic in how it interweaves current day and memories in a very unique way." ~ Dina Littner
"I finished this book in awe. In awe of the words, the story, and most importantly, the characters. You know that feeling when you finish a book? You’re left speechless and breathless all at once. This is how I felt at the end of Dodging Trains." ~ Bianca
"The story line is brilliantly written and flowed nicely. She also did a very nice job developing the characters to ensure that the reader is able connect with them. Then adding just the right amount of angst, drama and emotion, she drags you right into the center of the story." ~ J.L.L.

About the Author
Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground: Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece), Argentina (Buenos Aires, in particular). The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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