Cover Reveal Sign Ups: Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch
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February 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Cover Reveal Sign Ups: Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch

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Published April 15th, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark

Genre: YA Dystopian

 

One People. One Union. One Future.
Wynne’s entire life is dictated by the Union: the clothes she wears, the books she reads, even the genes she inherited. And like every other girl in the Union, Wynne dreams of being chosen as a Carrier on her 16th birthday—one of the elite selected to carry the future generation within her womb. Wynne and her best friend Odessa are certain they will both make the cut, but when Odessa is chosen and whisked off to a life of privilege, Wynne is left behind to work as an assistant, delivering babies for the Union.
As Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.
For the first time in her life, Wynne is faced with a choice: submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to escape and save Odessa before she is lost forever.

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About the Author:

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Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist and writer living in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. She wrote her first novel in fourth grade. The main character was suspiciously similar to herself and the love interest bore quite a strong resemblance to the boy she had a crush on. As an adult, her essays and short stories have been published in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Saint Ann’s Review, Scissors and Spackle and Indiana Review. Her first play, (a man enters), co-written with Elaine Jarvik, was produced in 2011 by Salt Lake Acting Co.

Kate’s debut novel, DELIVER ME, comes out April 15th from Bloomsbury Spark. PERFECTED will be released July 1st from Entangled Teen.

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The Tour:

We are organizing a tour for Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch. The tour will take place on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. 

 

Tour kit information will be sent out on February 23rd.

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

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata
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February 20, 2014 posted by Nichole

Book Blitz Sign Ups: Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata

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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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We are organizing a Book Blitz for Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata. The blitz will take place on April 18th. Promo material will be sent to tour hosts. There will also be a shared rafflecopter for 5 signed copies of Screaming Divas.

 

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

 

 

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:

Screaming Divas author photo

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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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