Friday, November 18, 2016

Blog Tour: Faithfull

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Hello Readers! We are stoked to be apart of the Faithful bog tour, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out the book, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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About the Book:
Author: Michelle Hauck
Pub. Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Pages: 384
Formats: eBook

Following Grudging--and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall--religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck's Birth of Saints series!

A world of Fear and death…and those trying to save it.

Colina Hermosa has burned to the ground. The Northern invaders continue their assault on the ciudades-estados. Terror has taken hold, and those that should be allies betray each other in hopes of their own survival. As the realities of this devastating and unprovoked war settles in, what can they do to fight back?

On a mission of hope, an unlikely group sets out to find a teacher for Claire, and a new weapon to use against the Northerners and their swelling army.

What they find instead is an old woman.

But she’s not a random crone—she’s Claire’s grandmother. She’s also a Woman of the Song, and her music is both strong and horrible. And while Claire has already seen the power of her own Song, she is scared of her inability to control it, having seen how her magic has brought evil to the world, killing without reason or remorse. To preserve a life of honor and light, Ramiro and Claire will need to convince the old woman to teach them a way so that the power of the Song can be used for good. Otherwise, they’ll just be destroyers themselves, no better than the Northerners and their false god, Dal. With the annihilation their enemy has planned, though, they may not have a choice.

A tale of fear and tragedy, hope and redemption, Faithful is the harrowing second entry in the Birth of Saints trilogy.

Forgot about book one? Well here it is!
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About the Book:
Author: Michelle Hauck
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Formats:  eBook

A world of chivalry and witchcraft…and the invaders who would destroy everything.

The North has invaded, bringing a cruel religion and no mercy. The ciudades-estados who have stood in their way have been razed to nothing, and now the horde is before the gates of Colina Hermosa…demanding blood.

On a mission of desperation, a small group escapes the besieged city in search of the one thing that might stem the tide of Northerners: the witches of the southern swamps.

The Women of the Song.

But when tragedy strikes their negotiations, all that is left is a single untried knight and a witch who has never given voice to her power. And time is running out.

A lyrical tale of honor and magic, Grudging is the opening salvo in the Book of Saints trilogy.

About Michelle:
Displaying Michelle.jpgMichelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Two papillons help balance out the teenage drama. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. A book worm, she passes up the darker vices in favor of chocolate and looks for any excuse to reward herself. Bio finished? Time for a sweet snack.

She is a co-host of the yearly contests Query Kombat and Nightmare on Query Street, and Sun versus Snow.

Her epic fantasy, Kindar's Cure, is published by Divertir Publishing. Her short story, Frost and Fog, is published by The Elephant's Bookshelf Press in their anthology, Summer's Double Edge. She's repped by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary.

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive signed paperbacks of book 1, Grudging, US Only.

Did you check out the past days of the tour? Check them out now!

Tour Schedule:

 Week One:
11/7/2016- Books,Dreams,LifeInterview
11/8/2016- Bibliobibuli YAReview
11/9/2016- Book in the Bag- Interview
11/10/2016- History from a Woman's PerspectiveReview
11/11/2016- Marty MayberryGuest Post

Week Two:
11/14/2016- Book for ThoughtReview
11/15/2016- Curling Up With A Good BookGuest Post
11/16/2016- Always MeReview
11/17/2016- Dazzled by BooksInterview

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nerd Blast: The Starlight Wood Fairy Tales

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Hey all! We are excited to be apart of this Nerd Blast! This novel seems super cool, and like a fresh take on our old favourites!

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An all-new anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers.

Once upon a time. It’s how so many of our most beloved stories start.

Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d’Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted all sorts of tales that have always found a place in our hearts.

Now a new generation of storytellers have taken up the mantle that the masters created and shaped their stories into something startling and electrifying.

Packed with award-winning authors, this anthology explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror.

From the woods to the stars, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales takes readers on a journey at once unexpected and familiar, as a diverse group of writers explore some of our most beloved tales in new ways across genres and styles.


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Dominik Parisien is an editor, poet, and writer. He has worked on several anthologies with Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, including The Time Traveler’s Almanac (Tor), Sisters of the Revolution (PM Press), and The Bestiary(Centipede Press). He is the editor for Clockwork Canada, an anthology of Canadian steampunk for Exile Editions. Dominik is also the poetry editor for Postscripts to Darkness, and was an editorial assistant for Weird Tales. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Shock Totem, Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, and other venues.

Navah Wolfe is an editor at Saga Press. She was previously an editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, where she worked on many bestselling books, including some that have won awards such as the Printz Honor, The Pura Belpré Award, The Pen/Faulkner Award, The Stonewall Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Schneider Family Award.

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Five Winners will receive a Copy of The Starlit Wood New Fairy Tales Edited by: Dominik Parisien and Navah.

Hosted by Jean Book Nerd.

Thanks for reading, tell us what you think!
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The Autumn Bookshelf

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nerd Blast: The Diabolic

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Hello friends! Here is another book that we are really looking forward to this year! Enjoy!

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Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for. 

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.


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S.J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Scotland that she realized that she wanted to be a writer. Her debut, Insignia, came out in July of 2012. The second book in the series, Vortex was released in July of 2013. The final book in the trilogy, Catalyst, came out October 28, 2014. Her standalone novel The Diabolic will be released in fall 2016.

Five Winners will receive a Copy of Diabolic +Swags by S.J. Kincaid!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Carmine

Hello readers! We are excited to partake in this blog tour for the very cool sounding Carmine! Be sure to enter the giveaway!

Carmine by Alan Janney
Genre: YA Dystopian/Adventure/Romance 
Sparkle Press 


She wakes as society crumbles
She wakes up with no memory
She wakes up a queen

The girl once known as Katie Lopez wakes up inan abandoned Wal-Mart with no memory, possessing only the vague sense that something has happened.  Where is her family?  Where isher boyfriend?  She has a faint recollection of him, a ghost of a memory.  The world, she discovers, is staggering from the weight of rampaging mutants, victims of a bizarre surgery gone wrong.  Once intended to bring about a utopia, now the victims threaten societal meltdown.  Much to her surprise, the girl with no memory discovers she is their queen. 

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Buy Link: Amazon

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of fifteen free copies of Carmine, OR Amazon gift cards! 

Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours

Have fun reading, and be sure to let us know what you think!
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Book Review: Paper Girls

 Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson

Released: April 5th, 2016
Read: October 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Series: Paper Girls (#1-5)

Description from GoodReads: In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Review: I had just gotten off a Stranger Things high when we hit up a bookstore and I found this beautiful gem. So imagine my surprise when the book is pretty much Stranger Things with an all-girl cast.
   Of course, the story is different. It's clever and weird and feels like something out of a dark episode of Doctor Who. Needless to say, I loved it. It's hard to love characters from comics unless the comic is 400-500 pages long, but this book successfully had me hoping these rough-and-tumble girls would save the day. Not to mention these girls are the coolest 12 year olds ever. (Except the smoking. Smoking doesn't make you cool.)
   It's even harder to make a group of tween girls the main characters in a YA/adult comic. Again, this book succeeded while still keeping a sense of youth and not just adults in tiny child bodies. That was a weird image. I'm sorry.

Quotable Quotes:
“I'm not going to stand here and be eaten by some bitch's dinosaur. I am finally doing something with my life.”
 “I hated being twelve. Back in '65, I just wanted to grow up fast so everything would finally be good, you know? But truth is, life was actually way better back then. Turns out, the older you get... the more everything just turns to shit.”

Rating: 9/10

Read if You Liked: Stranger Things, Doctor Who, (a grown up sorta version of) Babysitters Club, I don't think I've read another book like this

Optimistically yours, Ola <3

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Book Blitz: Blood For Blood

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Today is the day that Blood For Blood releases! We are so excited to be apart of the blitz, and be sure to enter the giveaway! 

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Author: Ryan Graudin 
Pub. Date: November 1, 2016 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, paperback, eBook 
Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads 

The action-packed, thrilling sequel to Ryan Graudin's Wolf by Wolf. 
There would be blood. 
Blood for blood. 
Blood to pay. An entire world of it. 

For the resistance in 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against the New Order, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost. But dark secrets reveal dark truths, and one question hangs over them all: how far can you go for the ones you love? This gripping, thought-provoking sequel to Wolf by Wolf will grab readers by the throat with its cinematic writing, fast-paced action, and relentless twists. 

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Can't remember the first book? Well here it is to jog your memory!

Author: Ryan Graudin 
Release Date: October 20, 2015 
Pages: 400 
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook 
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks 

Code Name Verity meets Inglourious Basterds in this fast- paced novel from the author of The Walled City.

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball. Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female victor, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin's brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael begins to get closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission? 

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About Ryan: 
Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at 
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Giveaway Details: 5 winners will receive a finished copy of WOLF BY WOLF, US Only. Ends on November 15th at Midnight EST!

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Check out Mari's review of Wolf by Wolf, and look out for her review of the sequel!

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