Book Blitz Sign Ups: Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega
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October 23, 2013 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega

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16077251Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega

Publication Date: September 13th, 2012

Published by StoneHouse Ink

Genres: Fantasy/Paranormal

“I’ll grow wings all by myself.”

Mary is a young artist about to enter a new chapter in her life. After years of waiting and searching, she has finally found true love. She’s also just discovered that her fiancé Joshua has inherited his father’s rundown countryside mansion. To add to the rising pressure, her wedding day is so close she can practically hear the music. All she has to do is accept what the future holds. Accept…and be happy.

But something’s missing.

As the seasons change, her doubts turn to fears, and her fears become reality. Through struggle and loss, the love she once possessed for Joshua transforms into contempt. When Mary is confronted with a magical escape, the life she has and the life she dreams of will collide, awakening a mysterious change within. But no choice comes without cost, and each one will draw her closer to the truth.

At times both beautiful and haunting, Winter Sparrow dares you to step into a world where eternity is a moment and every breath is a second chance. The fantasy begins….

 

About the Author:

1085216I’m a writer. Well, technically an author, because they say that you magically become an author (i.e. true creative) if you’ve published something, and you’re a writer if you haven’t (you know those closet aspiring geniuses who just scribble stuff into notebooks and hide it from the world?). But I still call myself a writer. I’m one of 4 brothers. The middle son. I guess that’s supposed to make me uber weird and dysfunctional, but the jury’s still out on that one. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream. Like, really love it. Watching movies and going to rock shows are 2 of my favorite pastimes, and I am addicted to telling stories.

It all started because a 5th grade teacher decided to become a meddler in my life. That’s right, one of my least favorite authority figures at the time assigned us to write these 1 page short stories for class. We had the freedom to create whatever we wanted (within reason), but the assignments were do every day, and upon completing the school year, the plan was that we’d all bind them to compile a book. Well, at the time I hating reading, hated writing, and wanted to be a comic book artist. I figured I’d one day work for Marvel or Disney or something. And I was pretty good at sketching too. But I always found it hard to create my own characters, and I often just settled for copying somebody else’s masterpiece.

Something was missing.

Well, then a 2nd meddler enters the picture. My pops. He starts helping me with the stories. And by helping me, I really just mean I was there more as a consultant and a constant nuisance, ensuring proper grammar was employed. He was the real writer, in my mind. I just wished I could be him. My teacher started grading the stories, and I was floored to see A+ after A+. And she liked my stories enough…ahem, our stories enough, to read them in front of the class. The response was terrific. My classmates actually gave a crap. They wanted to know what happened next. So I turned 1 story into about 12 or so, and made a little book out of it. Looking back, it’s probably terrible. But the point is…I was hooked on the game.

My father and I began discussing book concepts until finally, in 6th grade, I set out to write a “real” book, all by myself. 3 years later, Servant of the Realm was born. It was so under the radar it wasn’t even funny, but I was just stoked to have my book searchable on the internet. It’s a pretty cool feeling when you’re 15. 3 years later, I released The Sacred Sin, a much darker story about a detective on the hunt for a serial killer who can steal souls. (THE FORSAKEN is the revamped version. I literally rewrote every page, and added about 100 more pages to the story. So if you haven’t picked that baby up, you might wanna.) 3 years after that–I know, 3 is the magical number, it seems–ARSON was unleashed. This story is closest to my heart because it came from a very unique place and time in my life. It’s like I grew up while writing it.

Well, sorta…

Flash forward to now. I’ve got 5 novels and several short stories out. I’ve been interviewed on TV, radio, and the internet. I’ve done several blog tours, have my own Youtube channel, twitter page, FB page, so quite frankly, there’s really no reason for you not to stalk me. I’m still that sort of college kid looking for his path while already on a path. I love to write. I love to ask the big questions, to create raw, flawed characters who do incredible things. And I’m reminded every day why I do what I do, why I write, why I tell stories…because of you. Because of something greater than myself. Because if I didn’t, I’d probably go insane.

Welcome to my dysfunctional world.

Spread the fire!

 

The Tour:

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I am organizing a Book Blitz for Winter Sparrow by Estevan Vega. The Blitz will run from October 30th to November 6th.  Promo material will be sent to tour hosts. There will also be a giveaway for tour hosts to feature with their posts.

 

An email with all the final Blitz material and information will be sent out on October 28th.

 

SIGN UP HERE

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Changling by Ari Harper
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October 18, 2013 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Changling by Ari Harper

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1182246Changling (Curse of Kin #2) by Ari Harper

Publication Date: October 30th, 2013

Published by: Lycaon Press

Genres: Young Adult/Paranormal


Nera’s best friend Sully knows there is something special about him. After all, he is related to her uncle and Jasper is a witch.

Stands to reason that something would have been passed down.
They just have to find what powers Sully has been bestowed with.
But when they do, is it as simple as h
e thinks?

To be able to change into his animal and run wild is one thing. To be hunted for the beast that he is, is another. And when they find out who wants him dead, they realize that life isn’t as simple as they thought.

 

The Tour:

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We are organizing a 1 week Book Blitz for Changling by Ari Harper. The Blitz will run from October 30th to November 6th. Promo material will be sent to tour hosts. There will also be a giveaway for tour hosts to feature with their posts.

An email with all the final Blitz material and information will be sent out on October 27th.

 

SIGN UP HERE

Review Tour: Over It (The Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington
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October 17, 2013 posted by Nichole

Review Tour: Over It (The Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington

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7299897Over It (Kiss Off #2) by Sarah Billington

Publication Date:  November, 2013

Genres: Contemporary

Warning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.

Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas’s lead singer boyfriend Ty’s been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.

But it’s Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy’s royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She’s minted, and she knows just what she’s going to blow it on.

Ty’s band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It’s all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America’s favorite front man.

Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn’t quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend’s BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions. There’s also the matter of Ty’s ‘super fan’ stalker, but the less said about her the better.

The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy’s way? Can Poppy and Ty’s relationship even survive it?

Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?

 

About the Author:

4079661Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story.

She writes predominantly light Young Adult fiction under her name, Sarah Billington, but if you’re interested in something a bit darker and scarier she’s got some of that for you too.

Sarah loves a variety of random things, which include Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, fly ball and is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!. She has also become known as “the zombie girl” because of her fascination with all things zombie. She doesn’t quite know how that happened, but she’s going with it.

 

 

The Tour:

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Dec 1st
abookandalattee – Review Book 1
I Want To Read That – Review Book 2
Turning Pages – Review Book 1
Reading with ABC – Review Book 1
Dec 2nd
My Heart Hearts Books – Review Books 1 & Excerpt
Six Mixed Reviews – Review Books 1 &2
JP’s Blog – Excerpt
Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands – Review Book 1 & Excerpt
Dec 3rd
abookandalattee– Review Book 2
Maji Bookshelf – Review Book 2
Book Briefs – Review Book 2
Dec 4th
The Book Beacon – Review Book 1
The Reader’s Antidote – Review Book 2
JP’s Blog – Excerpt
Dec 5th 
Crazed Bookie – Review Book 2
Jessica’s Bookworld – Review Books 1 & 2
A Word’s Worth – Review Book 2
Book Binge – Review Book 2
Dec 6th
Literary Chanteuse – Review Book 2
Turning Pages – Review Book 2
YaReads – Review Book 1
Dec 7th
Racing To Read – Review Book 1
Lissette E. Manning– Review Book 2
I’m A Book Shark – Excerpt
Dec 8th
Racing To Read – Review Book 2
Totally Bookalicious – Review Book 2
YA Book Addict – Review Book 2

 

News
October 14, 2013 posted by Nichole

Welcome to YaReads Blog Tours!

Hi everyone!

 

I am so excited to finally be able to announce YaReads Blog Tour site! This is something that Ivy and I have been planning for a few months now, and it seems crazy that it finally exists! Even crazier that I’m actually able to type up a welcome post and share it with the world. So, take a look around! I hope you love it just as much as I do.

 

Calling all Tour hosts:

Come be a part of our team! Simply Click on the Tour Host Sign Up tab up above and enter your information. We’ll start sending you emails when we start booking tours!

 

Want to book a tour? That’s what we’re here for! Head on over to the Tour Request tab and let us know what we can do for you!

 

New to YaReads? Head on over to www.yareads.com to find out more about us and our book reviews!