Category: Spotlight

Cover Reveal: WARCROSS by Marie Lu

Posted March 9, 2017 by Stephanie in cover reveal, Spotlight / 1 Comment

Cover Reveal!

Guys, I am super excited that Marie Lu’s newest book comes out later this year. And today we got a look at the cover and an excerpt from the book!! Which makes me even more excited!!!

Cover Reveal: WARCROSS by Marie LuWarcross by Marie Lu
Series: Warcross #1
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Pages: 416
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

If you want to read the excerpt, click here, because it was revealed on Entertainment Weekly today!

Let’s Talk About It!

What are your thoughts? Do you like the cover? Did you like the excerpt? Are you even more excited for this new series?! Leave your thoughts down below in the comments!

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

Posted November 22, 2016 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Spotlight / 5 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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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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