Blog Tour: Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata
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February 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata

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Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata

Publication Date: May 18th, 2014

Publisher: Merit Press

Pages: 208

Genre: YA Contemporary

At sixteen, Trudy Baxter is tired of her debutante mom, her deadbeat dad, and her standing reservation at the juvenile detention center. Changing her name to Trudy Sin, she cranks up her major chops as a singer and starts a band, gathering around other girls ill at ease in their own lives. Cassie Haywood, would-have-been beauty queen, was scarred in an accident in which her alcoholic mom was killed. But she can still sing and play her guitar, even though she seeks way too much relief from the pain in her body and her heart through drugs, and way too much relief from loneliness through casual sex. Still, it’s Cassie who hears former child prodigy Harumi Yokoyama playing in a punk band at a party, and enlists her, outraging Harumi’s overbearing first-generation Japanese parents. The fourth member is Esther Shealy, who joins as a drummer in order to be close to Cassie–the long-time object of her unrequited love–and Harumi, her estranged childhood friend. Together, they are Screaming Divas, and they’re quickly swept up as a local sensation. Then, just as they are about to achieve their rock-girl dreams, a tragedy strikes.

 

About the Author:

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Back in the day, Suzanne Kamata spent a lot of time hanging out in a club in Columbia, South Carolina, much like the one in Screaming Divas. (The beat goes on . . .) She later wrote about musicians for The State newspaper, The Japan Times, and other publications. Now, she mostly writes novels. In her free time, she enjoys searching for the perfect fake fur leopard-print coat and listening to the Japanese all-girl band Chatmonchy. Her YA debut, Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible was named the 2013-2014 APALA YA Honor Book and Grand Prize Winner of the Paris Book Festival. For more info, visithttp://www.suzannekamata.com or follow her on Twitter @shikokusue.

 

The Tour:

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April 1st
J.P. Grider – Top Ten Post
Becoming Books – Interview
April 2nd
Cassandra M’s Place – Interview
The Shadow Realm – Interview
Fiction Dreams – Guest Post
April 3rd
Doodles, doodles everywhere – Interview
April 4th
Jody’s Book Reviews, Giveaways & Tours – Excerpt
April 5th
SleepsOnTables – Review
A Little Bit of R&R – Top Ten Post
April 6th
Trisha’s Blog Spot – Top Ten Post
April 7th
The One With the Fairy Tales – Review
Kindlelight Reading – Guest Post
April 8th
We Do Write – Interview
Book Lovers Life – Top Ten List
Cat’s Bookish Blog – Promo Post
April 9th
Bella Harte Books – Interview
April 10th
FicTalk – Excerpt
That Bites-Book Talk Reviews – Excerpt
April 11th
The Book Beacon – Promo Post
April 12th
Bookends – Excerpt
April 13th
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Top Ten List
April 14th
Bookworm in Barrie – Guest Post
April 15th
Mystical Lit Lounge – Playlist
April 16th
The Happy Booker – Top Ten List
April 17th
The Procrastinator’s Corner – Excerpt
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Excerpt
April 18th
Chapter by Chapter – Interview
The NerdHerd Reads – Excerpt
April 19th
Platypire Reviews – Excerpt
April 20th
YaReads – Review
April 21st
Just One More Chapter – Review
April 22nd
Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews – Guest Post
April 23rd
Beneath the Jacket Reviews – Review
April 24th
The Reading Vixens – Guest Post
April 25th
Girls in Capes – Interview
April 26th
It’s A Book Thing – Review
Comet Babes Books – Promo Post
April 27th
Blissful Book Reviews – Top Ten List
April 28th
Nena’s Reviews – Excerpt
Word to Dreams – Review

 

Blog Tour: Kaleidoscope Me by Hillary K Grigonis
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February 17, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Kaleidoscope Me by Hillary K Grigonis

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Kaleidoscope Me by Hillary K Grigonis

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Published: February 24th, 2014

Publisher: Pixel Press & Photo LLC

Pages: 162

 

“Sometimes, my mind is a kaleidoscope. Somewhere, buried beneath a hundred different swirling colors, is the original image, but as you turn the dial, the original meshes with colors and becomes something completely different.”

Jadyn’s world twirls out of control after her mother dies in a car accident and her  forgetful Great-Aunt Nadine moves in. Her dad is never home and her best friend doesn’t even know  half of it. Jadyn is trying to keep it all together for her little brother, Trenton. But when Aunt Nadine disappears with Trenton in the middle of a snowstorm, Jadyn may be the only one who can find them. Kaleidoscope Me is an exciting novel about family, friendship and faith with a unique, non-linear style.

 

About the Author:

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When she isn’t writing, Hillary K. Grigonis can usually be found with a camera in hand. She lives in Mid-Michigan with her husband and young son. After starting to write fiction as a teenager, she’s always been interested in creating stories for young adults. She started writing Kaleidoscope Me while attending Saginaw Valley State University.  A writer at heart, she also contributes to several websites on a regular basis, including serving as the editor of DigitalCamera-HQ.com. Kaleidoscope Me is her first novel.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillarykgrigonis

Website: http://hillarykgrigonis.com/

 

The Tour:

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April 1st
Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews – Excerpt
Simplistic Reviews – Excerpt
April 2nd
The One With the Fairy Tales – Review
Discoverwords– Guest Post
WOrkS of FiCTioN<3 – Excerpt
April 3rd
It’s A Book Thing – Review
The Book Tower – Interview
The NerdHerd Reads – Excerpt
April 4th
Beneath the Jacket Reviews – Review
Doodles, doodles everywhere – Interview
April 5th
Fly to Fiction – Excerpt
The Worm Is Awesome – Interview & Review
Book Lovers Life – Excerpt
April 6th
Trisha’s books to read or not – Review
April 7th
YaReads – Interview

 

Blog Tour: Ellie Stanton by Aurora Zahni
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February 13, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour: Ellie Stanton by Aurora Zahni

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Ellie StantonEllie Stanton by Aurora Zahni

Genres: YA Contemporary

Published January 14th, 2014

Publisher: Beau Coup Publishing

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Stanton-Heller-Aurora-Zahni-ebook/dp/B00HVKQIAI/ref=la_B00I3JC9I6_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392343603&sr=1-1

Book 1 in the Heller Park Series focuses on Ellie Stanton. An imperfect, unremarkable girl makes a hero’s journey. Ellie Stanton needed to have a good day. The universe had something else in store. Getting caught shoplifting. Check. Dumping her lame boyfriend. Check. Expulsion from school. Check. Getting kicked out of her house and then stealing her mother’s car while she’s in a New Jersey turnpike rest stop Cinnabon? Check. The only sensible option is to run as fast as she can and never look back. Now Ellie is running going cross country to raise a little hell and maybe along the way learn everything she needs to know about life.

 

About the Author:

Aurora Zahni is a former rebel who’s trying to bring a little bit of Judy Blume and Sylvia Plath to the Twilight Generation. Over the years she7092273 has given half-assed / full throttle contributions to numerous zines and blogs, written a web movie and done significantly well in countless competitive eating events.
When she was in the 8th grade she was on the local evening news. A dead body was being lifted out of the water at a marina by the Meadowlands and you could clearly see her standing in the background watching, looking a bit excited for the camera. Looking back it may have been the highlight of her entire childhood.

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092273.Aurora_Zahni

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoraurorazahni

Website: http://aurorazahni.beaucoupllc.com/

 

The Tour:

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March 22nd
Just One More Chapter – Review
March 23rd
Doodles, doodles everywhere – Interview
JP’s Blog – Interview
March 24th
Discoverwords – Excerpt
Shayna Varadeaux Books & Reviews – Review
March 25th
Book Hostage – Interview
Bella Harte Books– Excerpt
March 26th
Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Excerpt
The Book Beacon – Review
March 27th
It’s A Book Thing– Review
March 28th
FicTalk – Guest Post
SleepsOnTables – Review
March 29th
Literary Chanteuse – Excerpt
Cat’s Bookish Blog – Excerpt
Crazy Cajun Book Addicts – Review
March 30th
Lee Ryder Author Blogger Editor Reviewer – Review
I Read Indie – Guest Post
March 31st
Once Upon a Twilight – Excerpt
Bookends– Excerpt
A Little Bit of RNR – Interview
April 1st
See Lorca Write – Excerpt
Simplistic Reviews – Excerpt
Radioactive Books– Review
April 2nd
Blissful Book Reviews– Guest Post
April 3rd
YaReads – Review
The Book Tower – Interview
April 4th
The NerdHerd Reads – Excerpt
Cassandra M’s Place – Interview
I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review
Booked by Books – Review

Cover Reveal Sign Ups: Retribution (Chronicles of the Irin #1) by T.G. Ayer
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February 13, 2014 posted by Nichole

Cover Reveal Sign Ups: Retribution (Chronicles of the Irin #1) by T.G. Ayer

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Author: T.G. Ayer

Release Date: Feb/Mar (to be confirmed)

Genre: NA paranormal

 

Evie belongs to the Brotherhood of Irin and together with the other Nephilim of the world; she is a protector to humanity, protector against evil. But evil has found its way into the Brotherhood. Someone has murdered her guardian and Marcellus, the new Master makes demands of the warriors that go against all they stand for. Demands Evie just can’t carry out.

Evie uncovers Marcellus’ plot to collect a set of special seals, but when a high-level demon reveals the truth behind the Seals of Hades, Evie knows there is no way she can allow the Master of the Irin to get his hands on them. But will keeping the Seals from Marcellus cause her to sacrifice more that she should? Will vengeance for her guardian’s death be enough or will she need more to satisfy her Immortal soul?

 

About the Author:

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray5726831 into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.

I love talking to my readers so email me if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat…
​Email: tgayer@xtra.co.nz or tgayerauthor@gmail.com

Keep up to date with news, release dates and giveaways by subscribing to the​ newsletter ​HERE

Website: tgayer.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TGAyerAuthor

Twitter: twitter.com/#!/TGAyerAuthor

WordPress: tgayer.wordpress.com

Contact: tgayer@xtra.co.nz

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/5726831.T_G_Ayer

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/T.G.-Ayer/e/B007B2NGH4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/tgayerauthor

 

The Tour:

We are organizing a cover reveal for Retribution (Chronicles of the Irin #1) by T.G. Ayer. The cover reveal will take place on February 24th.

Tour kit information will be sent out on February 20th.

*Note to tour hosts: Cover reveals do not have to be your top post of the day*

Blog Tour Sign Ups:  The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey
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February 12, 2014 posted by Nichole

Blog Tour Sign Ups: The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey

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The Beast of Callaire by Saruuh Kelsey
Published May 20th, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology
Yasmin is a descendant of the Manticore. A creature of Persian mythology. A Legendary.

But she doesn’t want to be. Unlike the Legendaries in The Red, Yasmin wants nothing more than an ordinary life. She tries to fool herself into believing that she doesn’t change into a beast every full moon and savagely kill innocent people.

But when Yasmin starts hearing a voice in her head and is drawn into dreams that aren’t her own, she is led to Fray—a girl who once saved Yasmin from hunters, who has shadowy memories that hint at her having Legendary magic—and Yasmin is catapulted into a life of Majick and malevolence.

Despite the danger around her and Fray, Yasmin might finally have a chance at being a normal girl with a normal girlfriend. But with Legendaries being killed, a war between the Gods brewing, and the beast inside Yasmin becoming stronger each moon, her mundane life is little more than a dream.

 

About the Author:

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Saruuh Kelsey is the author of the Lux Guardians series. Her debut and the first in series, THE FORGOTTEN, a YA science fiction set in Victorian London and London 25 years in the future, is out now for free. Book two, THE REVELATION, releases October 7th. THE BEAST OF CALLAIRE, the first novel of a new YA fantasy series, with a same sex paranormal romance, is out May 20th.

Website: http://saruuhkelsey.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/luxguardians
Tumblr: http://theluxguardians.tumblr.com
Blog: http://syntaxreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

 

The Tour:

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May 20th
Suzy Turner, YA Author – Interview
Book Hostage – Excerpt
Bella Harte Books – Excerpt
May 21st
A Journey of Books – Review
Discoverwords – Excerpt
May 22nd
Book Lovers Life – Guest Post
YaReads – Top Ten Post
May 23rd
Bookworm in Barrie  – Promo Post
NaYa Books and More – Top Ten Post
May 24th
Bookwyrming Thoughts – Guest Post
Mythical Books – Interview
Bookends – Playlist
May 25th
Elizabeth Delana Rosa ~Book Lover and Creator of Worlds~ – Interview
May 26th
Trisha’s books to read or not – Review
Hope To Read – Guest Post