Friday, September 15, 2017

Blog Tour: Masked & Keeping The Beat

Hey loves! Yes you read that right! Today is really special, as The Autumn Bookshelf is hosting TWO stops for Rockstar Book Tours! So sit back and enjoy!

Title: MASKED (Superheroes UnderCover, #1)
Author: J.D. Wright
Pub. Date: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Pages: 217
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads


- Turn 18 (check!)
- Register super name
- Order supersuit
- Attend superhero indoctrination
- Graduate high school
- Start kicking criminal tail

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

Not trained to control their new abilities, the normals are frightened and vulnerable. Then their mutilated corpses begin turning up all over town. What the heck?

Somehow, with the help—and hindrance—of an annoying newly-minted super named Orion, Vada has to stop the chaos before it destroys her and everything she holds dear…and ruins her superhero debut.

No one ever said that being a superhero was easy… 

About J.D.: 
J.D. Wright is a military wife, mother of four, and author of paranormal and fantasy romance books filled with strong-willed heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and sprinkled with humor and adventure. J.D. creates artistry in many ways, as a baker and cake artist by day and author by night. You can usually find her typing away at the computer or covered in frosting.

Since discovering she has a knack for writing, J.D. has so far written and self-published eight books of the Everealm and Songs of Everealm Series and is now venturing into the world of paranormal with her new superhero-themed series. She is an avid reader and lover of all things romance so she always includes a good love story in her paranormal and fantasy novels.

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Interview with the author:

What was the inspiration behind the book?
It was actually a superhero children’s show that my kids started watching which gave me the idea to use that as a theme. I love superheroes myself. Then when I started looking into it, I realized there aren’t many books with this theme that are written for older teens and upper-YA. So I decided to write one!

Who would your dream cast be of the movie adaptation?
Surprisingly, I haven’t really given this a lot of thought. I know that’s crazy since I’ve mapped out my entire cast for two of my other series. But here are some ideas for Masked.
I think I would go with AnnaSophia Robb as Vada/Majestic. She has the girl next door look but could still probably kick some tail.
Nick/Orion is so hard because I really can’t think of a blonde actor that’s the right age to play him. Maybe Luke Benward? I’m sure my readers could probably help me find the perfect Nick.
I think Kyle Allen would be great as Victor/Velocious. Bonus points as he’s already an acrobat!
Henley/Eden is a complex character. Danielle Campbell might be able to pull off her wicked side.

What is your favourite quote from the book?
The one that still makes me chuckle is “…this isn’t Gotham City, Batman. You don’t foot the bill.” I thought it would be funny to mention a well-known superhero and Batman happens to be my favorite. But it also shows that comic books still exist in this alternate world. I won’t tell you who said it though. You’ll have to read it to find out.

What would you want your readers to take away from the book?
I don’t expect the story to have any long-lasting effects. There isn’t a message I’m trying to convey or a boundary I want to break through. Like movies and television, I just hope this story entertains you. If it does, that’s all I could ask for.

Which character do you identify the most with?

I think I’m a mixture of a few of them. Vada has my ambition, that’s for sure. James got my love of video games. And Nick has my terribly inappropriate sense of humor. Poor guy.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a MASKED Mug and a $10 Amazon GC, International winner will receive a $20 Amazon GC.

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Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more exclusive content!

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
9/11/2017- Mom with a Reading Problem- Interview
9/12/2017- Seeing Night Reviews- Review
9/13/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt
9/14/2017- Book Briefs- Review

Week Two:
9/18/2017- Under the Book Cover- Review
9/19/2017- Wonder Struck- Guest Post
9/20/2017- Comfort Books- Review
9/21/2017- BookHounds YA- Interview
9/22/2017- Reese's Reviews- Review

And now on to Keeping the Beat!

Author: Jeff Norton
Pub. Date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD, Goodreads

It was supposed to be the best summer of her life. Instead, seventeen-year-old Lucy finds her best friend, Harper, shot dead in an LA swimming pool. How did things ever go so wrong? The story circles back to trace the steps that led to this disaster.

Only Harper McKenzie could have taken five girls from their school and reinvented them as Crush, the top prospect to win the international talent contest Project Next. As soon as the band finds its footing, it scores a huge win in the UK semifinal. Next stop, LA! 

The girls will spend a luxurious summer in Hollywood, living as reality TV stars while they prepare for their performance in the Project Next final. With a mansion to themselves, they’re the toast of the town … living every girl’s dream come true. 

It’s way too late when Lucy discovers that Harper’s heart has never been in Project Next at all. Joining the competition was just part of Harper’s elaborate ruse to reconnect with her no-good ex-boyfriend. Harper will risk anything — from her friendships to the band’s reputation — to get him back. 

Meanwhile, the other members of Crush are throwing themselves headfirst into sex, drugs and rock and roll. With the band in crisis and the final approaching, Lucy must decide whether she wants to play to Harper’s beat or set the rhythm for the rest of the band. 

This fast-paced story takes unexpected twists, unraveling the mystery of Harper’s murder and exploring the complicated relationships among members of the band. Writing team Marie Powell and Jeff Norton — with many years in the entertainment business between them — deliver one-part wish fulfillment and one-part cautionary tale as they go behind the scenes to reveal what no one sees on “reality” TV.

About Jeff:

Jeff Norton is an author, writer-producer, and founder of AWESOME. He creates compelling characters, amazing stories, and immersive worlds for all ages, in all media. He is the author of the high-tech thriller ‘MetaWars’ series from Hachette, ‘Memoirs Of A Neurotic Zombie’ from Faber, and the upcoming ‘Stomp School’ picture book series from Little Tiger Press.  He also creates and co-writes with other talented authors, such as the best-selling ‘Princess Ponies’ series with Julie Sykes (under the name Chloe Ryder) for Bloomsbury and the young adult novel ‘Drummer Girl’ with Bridget Tyler.
Jeff is an Executive Producer of the pre-school television show ‘Trucktown’ based on Jon Scieszka’s best-selling books.  Through his production company, AWESOME, Jeff is developing a slate of high-concept television shows for kids and adults.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of KEEPING THE BEAT, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:
9/11/2017- Books,Dreams,Life- Excerpt
9/12/2017- Wonder Struck- Review
9/13/2017- Confessions of a YA Reader- Excerpt
9/14/2017- Lattes & Paperbacks- Review

Week Two:
9/18/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland- Review
9/19/2017- books are love- Interview
9/20/2017- Rachel's Book Reviews- Review
9/21/2017- BookHounds YA- Guest Post
9/22/2017- Here's to Happy Endings- Review

Well that's all for today! Let me know what you think below!
Happy Reading,