Category: Spotlight

Blog Tour: Of Fire and Stars [Promo & Giveaway]

Posted November 22, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Spotlight / 4 Comments

Blog Tour: Of Fire and Stars [Promo & Giveaway]Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Published by Balzer + Bray on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQ+
Pages: 400
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Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.
Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.
When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.
But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 **I’m supposed to have a review of this today, but I personally didn’t click with it. I think it was just a bad timing issue with me. So I’ll try it again at another point in time when my mind isn’t so focused on NaNo and contemps. But I don’t want you to possibly miss out on your next favorite book. So here’s a promo of the book and check out everyone else’s posts and enter in the giveaway!! :)**

About the Authoraudrey-coulthurst

Audrey Coulthurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic, horses, and kissing the wrong people. Her debut novel, Of Fire and Stars, will be published on November 22, 2016 by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. When she’s not dreaming up new stories, she can usually be found painting, singing, or on the back of a horse.

Audrey has a Master’s in Writing from Portland State University, is a member of SCBWI, and studied with Malinda Lo as a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. She lives in Santa Monica, California.

LINKS: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Giveaway

3 Finished Copies of OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst (US Only)
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Tour Schedule

Week 1:

11/14: What Sarah Read – Review

11/15: A Backwards Story – Mood Board

11/16: Addicted 2 Novels – Review

11/17: Caught Read Handed – Guest Post

11/18: Lisa Loves Literature – Review

Week 2:

11/21: The Irish Banana Review – Fast 5

11/22: IN WONDERLAND – Review

11/23: No BS Book Reviews – Q&A

11/24: Don’t Fold the Page – Review

11/25: Arctic Books – Top 10

Stephanie
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Trouble Makes a Comeback [Release Day Blitz]

Posted November 22, 2016 by Stephanie in book blitz, Giveaway, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Trouble Makes a Comeback [Release Day Blitz]Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly
Series: Trouble #2
Published by Kathy Dawson Books on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 336
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A whip-smart, screwball noir mystery—with snappy prose, wry humor, and breakneck dialogue—this sequel to Trouble Is a Friend of Mine is perfect for fans of Veronica Mars, Sherlock, John Hughes, and Carl Hiassen.
After a fall semester of fiascos: getting arrested, then kidnapped, then blown up in an explosion (all thanks to the weird but brilliant Philip Digby), Zoe Webster is looking forward to a quiet spring. Now that Digby has left town, she's finally built a regular high school life for herself. She's dating Miles, the alternate QB; she knows girls she considers friends; she's learning to enjoy being normal and semi-popular. Which of course is when Digby comes back: He's got a new lead on his missing sister and he needs Zoe's help.
Suddenly Zoe is tussling with a billionaire arch-villain, locking horns with armed goons, and digging into what makes the Digby family tick, even as she tries to navigate the confusing and emotionally fraught world of high school politics and locker-room drama. After all, it's hard to explain Digby to a boy like Miles, especially when Zoe isn't sure how she feels about Digby herself—or how he feels about her.
Now that Digby's back, get ready for another hilarious whodunit filled with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic, dynamic duo you've ever met. And just try to stay out of trouble.
We dare you.

About the First Book in the Series

Trouble Makes a Comeback [Release Day Blitz]Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
Series: Trouble #1
Published by Kathy Dawson Books on August 4th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 336
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Of course I didn’t like Digby when I first met him. No one does.
The first time Philip Digby shows up on Zoe Webster’s doorstep, he’s rude and he treats her like a book he’s already read and knows the ending to.
But before she knows it, Zoe’s allowed Digby—annoying, brilliant, and somehow…attractive? Digby—to drag her into a series of hilarious, dangerous, and only vaguely legal schemes all related to the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that might be connected to the tragic disappearance of his little sister eight years ago. When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can’t say no.
But is Digby a hero? Or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exorcize his own obsessive-compulsive tendencies? And does she really care anyway?
This is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and a dynamic duo you won’t soon forget.

Why I’m Excited to Read This Series

This series looks like a fun read! I love mysteries and this one looks and sounds like it has some humor within it as well!

Giveaway

Three (3) Sets of Trouble is a Friend of Mine & Trouble Makes a Comeback (US Only)
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Enter for a chance to win one of three (3) sets that include a paperback of Trouble is a Friend of Mine and a hardcover copy of Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly (ARV Per Set = $28.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 9:00 AM Eastern Time on November 22, 2016 and 11:59 PMEastern Time on November 28, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about December 1, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Spotlight Tour: One Was Lost

Spotlight Tour: One Was Lost

Posted October 3, 2016 by Stephanie in Excerpt, Spotlight / 0 Comments

A Letter From The Author Dear Reader, It’s hard to believe One Was Lost is finally here.  It feels weird to admit that I’ve been desperately looking forward to scaring you all and keeping you up way past your bedtimes, but it’s the truth.  And now that it’s finally out in the world, I just […]

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Interview with Kay Honeyman for Interference

Interview with Kay Honeyman for Interference

Posted September 23, 2016 by Stephanie in Interview, Spotlight / 1 Comment

Today we have the lovely opportunity to get to know Kay Honeyman a little better with an interview! Author Links: Website || Twitter || Facebook || Pinterest|| Instagram What made you give the main character, Kate, a political background? I find politics fascinating. And somewhat omnipresent in life. On a large scale there are the […]

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Excerpt Tour: The Cabin

Excerpt Tour: The Cabin

Posted September 22, 2016 by Stephanie in Excerpt, Giveaway, Spotlight / 3 Comments

About the Author My name is Natasha, but most people call me Tash or Tasha. I don’t mind either. I was born in England and have lived in small towns and villages out in the countryside ever since. My husband, Joseph, is the most supportive person in my life. Without his love, help and patience I wouldn’t be where […]

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Spotlight Tour: Labyrinth Lost [+Giveaway]

Spotlight Tour: Labyrinth Lost [+Giveaway]

Posted September 9, 2016 by Stephanie in Excerpt, Giveaway, Spotlight / 1 Comment

Praise for Labyrinth Lost “This work is a magical journey from start to finish… A compelling must-have for teens” –School Library Journal, STARRED review “Córdova’s (the Vicious Deep series) magic-infused, delightfully dark story introduces readers to an engrossing, Latin American–inspired fantasy setting and an irresistible heroine” –Publishers Weekly “A brilliant brown-girl-in-Brooklyn update on Alice in […]

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