Book Blitz Sign Ups: Running on Empty by Colette Ballard
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April 25, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Running on Empty by Colette Ballard

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Running on EmptyRunning on  Empty by Collette Ballard

Published by Tulip Teen/Spencer Hill Press

Published May 6th, 2014

Genres: YA Contemporary/Thriller

What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?

You’re the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape.

The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.

About the Author:

Colette Ballard

Colette grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That’s also when she realized that her constant daydreaming wasn’t a curse, but a useful skill—one she used like a lethal weapon to combat her frustration over the haunting question: What does the alphabet have to do with math anyway? Unfortunately, her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write—not her algebra grade.
After surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit—even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern corner. She finally settled in the one red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children.

The Tour:

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We are scheduling a book blitz for Running on Empty by Colette Ballard. The blitz will take place on May 6th. The tour kit will be sent to hosts on May 3rd.

Note to tour hosts: Book Blitz’s do not have to be your top post of the day

Review Tour:Gypsy (The Cavy Files, #1) by Trisha Leigh
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April 23, 2014 posted by Nichole

Review Tour:Gypsy (The Cavy Files, #1) by Trisha Leigh

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GypsyGypsy (The Cavy Files, #1) by Trisha Leigh
Genre: YA Paranormal
Published May 13th, 2014
Inconsequential: not important or significant.
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant


In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.

The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.

When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.

Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their “talents” came to be in the first place.

When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.
About the Author:
Trisha Leigh
Trisha Leigh is a product of the Midwest, which means it’s pop, not soda, garage sales, not tag sales, and you guys as opposed to y’all. Most of the time. She’s been writing seriously for five years now, and has published 4 young adult novels and 4 new adult novels (under her pen name Lyla Payne). Her favorite things, in no particular order, include: reading, Game of Thrones, Hershey’s kisses, reading, her dogs (Yoda and Jilly), summer, movies, reading, Jude Law, coffee, and rewatching WB series from the 90’s-00’s. 

Her family is made up of farmers and/or almost rock stars from Iowa, people who numerous, loud, full of love, and the kind of people that make the world better. Trisha tries her best to honor them, and the lessons they’ve taught, through characters and stories—made up, of course, but true enough in their way. 

Trisha is the author of THE LAST YEAR series and the WHITMAN UNIVERSITY books. She’s represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Book Blitz Sign Ups: Reap by Casey L. Bond
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April 11, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Reap by Casey L. Bond

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Reap by Casey L. Bond

Genre: YA Dystopian

The remnants of the United States of America have been divided.

From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers. In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greater’s  engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon. 

Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of.  She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow.  But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew? And if she chooses Crew, will she lose her best friend?

 

About the Author:

Casey

Casey resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband (high-school sweetheart and love of her life) and two beautiful daughters. She loves God, her awesome family, her crazy friends, writing and reading! Her favorite color is teal! Casey is a wanna-be Italian and loves all Italian food. She loves the fall, but a piece of her heart is always at the ocean. She loves the beauty and majesty of the hills and mountains of her home state of West Virginia. Marshall University is her alma mater, and if you cut her, she will bleed Kelly Green!!! Go Herd!!! She graduated Magna Cum Laude from MU in 2003 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies. Casey attended Hurricane High School and lives only six miles from her home town. Her family has one cat and one hermit crab. She loves flowers, but has a notoriously brown thumb. She attends Church regularly and enjoys her friends and family there as well. Please follow her on FB, Twitter @authorcaseybond, on Goodreads.com and on Pinterest! She has made a board dedicated to the awesomeness of Winter Shadows!

Website: http://caseybond.tateauthor.com/

Blog: http://caseybond.tateauthor.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCaseyBond

The Tour:

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We are scheduling a one day book blitz for Reap by Casey L. Bond. The blitz will take place on April 29th. A tour kit will be sent out to tour hosts on April 25th

*note to tour hosts* Book Blitz’s do not have  to be your top post of the day

 

Book Blitz Sign Ups: The Hunters and the Queen by Virginia Vayna
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April 9, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: The Hunters and the Queen by Virginia Vayna

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The Hunters and the QueenThe Hunters and the Queen by Virginia Vayna

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance; Urban Fantasy

Published March 20th, 2013

Published by Smashwords Edition

 

How do families become members of the aristocracy? Does the universe choose them? Have you ever wondered what happened to Constantinople? The Hunters and the Queen is a work of fiction in the young adult, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance genres. The story blends elements of romance, darkness, history, fantasy, aristocracy, and reincarnation.

 

 

 

About the Author:

Virginia

Virginia Vayna was born in Dayton, Ohio. During 1999, she moved to Long Beach, California, where she lived on a sailboat for three-years. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and she is completing a Master of Social Science. She has worked as a policy researcher, a legal writer, and she currently works as a freelance copywriter. Virginia enjoys writing historical fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery, and YA. The Hunters and the Queen is the first book in her Element series.

 

The Tour:

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We are scheduling a one week book blitz for The Hunters and the Queen by Virginia Vayna. The blitz will take place from April 21st through April 27th. The tour will feature a giveaway of 11 free e-books via Amazon, and one $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card. Tour kits will be sent to tour hosts on April 17th.

 

*note to tour hosts* Book Blitz’s do not have to be your top post of the day

 

Trailer Reveal Sign Ups:  Running on Empty by Collette Ballard
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April 9, 2014 posted by Nichole

Trailer Reveal Sign Ups: Running on Empty by Collette Ballard

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Running on Empty

Running on  Empty by Collette Ballard

Published by Tulip Teen/Spencer Hill Press

Published May 6th, 2014

Genres: YA Contemporary/Thriller

 

What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?

You’re the killer.

River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape.

The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember.

 

About the Author:

Colette Ballard

Colette grew up on a dairy farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That’s also when she realized that her constant daydreaming wasn’t a curse, but a useful skill—one she used like a lethal weapon to combat her frustration over the haunting question: What does the alphabet have to do with math anyway? Unfortunately, her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write—not her algebra grade.
After surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit—even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern corner. She finally settled in the one red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children.

 

The Tour:

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We are scheduling a trailer reveal for Running on Empty by Collette Ballard for April 21st, 2014. Tour kits will be sent out to tour hosts on April 18th.

*note to tour hosts* Trailer reveals do not have to be your top post of the day.