Book Blitz | Whimper by Crystal Crichlow

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Whimper: Episode One by Crystal Crichlow
Genre: YA
Release date: November 1st 2016

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Summary from Goodreads:

Angel survives a brutal attack that leaves her mother dead and turns her father into the town drunk. Her once caring personality vanishes soon after and now Angel is slowly losing her mind, just like her father. But there is something else inside of her besides insanity; something that can only be described as pure, unshakable darkness. Still, a little glimmer of humanity is still trying to fight its way through. Then, an unnamed apocalyptic event plunges Angel Wildwood and her friends into a world ravaged by war caused by something so out of this world it cannot be explained.

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Crystal Crichlow is an award winning author of YA/Fantasy fiction. She has one published novel with Solstice Publishing called, Winter Rose and two other books with Class Act Books entitled, Heart of Ice and Heart of Fire. Her zombie novella, Farnum’s Land is an Amazon best seller. Crystal lives in Ontario, Canada with her family and two cats; Cee Cee and Socks.

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Book Blitz | Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint!

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Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint
Genre: YA Dystopian/Superhero
Release Date: October 27th 2016

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Summary from Goodreads:

The Community is safe.
Unless you have superpowers.

Sixty years ago, a hallucinogenic plague annihilated half the world’s population, leading to the formation of the Community—an international government that promises its citizens safety, security, and efficiency. Every day, Community citizens swallow a mandatory pill to ensure their immunity to the plague. A year after graduating high school, they take the Health Scan.

Most pass, and continue with their lives. Others disappear.

Eighteen-year- old Jenna Nickleson hasn’t taken the pill since her senior year in high school. She feels more alive without it, and she hasn’t shown any signs of infection—at least, not until two days after a surprise Health Scan is announced and Special Forces arrive at her university campus.

Spurred by the recent string of hallucinations, Jenna searches for any inkling of what happens to those who fail the scan. Rumor has it that they’re sent away for treatment and, once cured, receive a menial job. But when she uncovers the cruel truth behind the plague, her ideal world is shattered.

Underneath the illusion of safety, Special Forces agents harbor a dark secret.

The plague is a lie.

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Stephanie and Isaac Flint met at the University of Central Missouri, where they soon discovered a common interest in world-building and tabletop role-play games. Distant Horizon is their first joint world, the result of a role-play game Isaac ran in the summer of 2010. After graduating with Bachelors of Science (Photography for Stephanie, Psychology for Isaac), Stephanie and Isaac married in 2012. Together, they plot stories, torment each other’s characters, and enjoy the occasional cosplay. Infinitas Publishing Website: infinitaspublishing.com

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Book Blitz | Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

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A girl’s quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences in this layered, suspenseful YA novel by the author of Playlist for the Dead.

How far would you go to be perfect?

Kara has the perfect life. She gets perfect grades. She never messes up. Until now. Because perfection is an illusion, and Kara has been struggling to maintain it for as long as she can remember. With so much pressure to succeed, it’s hard not to do whatever it takes.

But when Kara takes a new underground drug to help her ace the SATs, she doesn’t expect to get a text from a blocked sender, telling her to follow a set of mysterious instructions—or risk her dark secret getting out. Soon she finds herself part of a group of teens with secrets of their own, who are all under the thumb of the same anonymous texter. And if they don’t find a way to stop the blackmailer, their perfect futures will go up in flames.

This dark, emotionally resonant contemporary YA novel is perfect for fans of We Were Liars and The Secret History.

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Blog Tour | Opaque by Cālix Leigh-Reign

Opaque by Cālix Leigh-Reign
Genre: YA Scifi/Fantasy
Release Date: October 22nd 2016

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Highly controversial debut novel by Cālix Leigh-Reign is taking the nation by storm! For those who’ve been craving an untapped damsel-in-distress-less Sci-Fi niche – Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings, biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance. Cālix takes us onan adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam Caspian unknowingly reaches biokenretic puberty, and his supernatural abilities awaken to save him from his murderous intentions. His every thought revolves around the extinction of the human race until mysterious Afro-Russian Carly Wit stumbles into his English class one morning. Adam notices something otherworldly about her immediately but denies the bio-synch taking place inside of him. Ashe resists their blossoming love, he battles with unnatural thoughts of his mother. Discovering his origin isn’t what he’d thought, he becomes determined to peel back the layers of his lineage and unmasks a multitude of mind-bending secrets along the way.

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Cālixis the published author of the Russian-mutant, psychological Sci-Fi fantasy novel, Opaque. She’s a certified paralegal and has studied creative writing under English teacher, script writer and published author Larry Strauss. Her earliest literary inspirations include Alice Walker, Larry Strauss, VC Andrews and Stephen King. She spent a majority of her childhood in libraries and developed an intense relationship with words. She’s a member of YARWA and RWA and iscurrently serving as a judge for YARWA’s 2016 Rosemary Contest. She enjoys prayer, discovering the minds of those who rebel against social programming, listening to music, a great cup of coffee, exquisite ethnic cuisine, spending time with family & friends, attending movie premieres, traveling and the arts. She spends her free time in the gym, fantasizing about story plots and different ways of changing the world.

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Book Trailer Reveal | The Elf by Max Dune

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The Elf by Max Dune
Genre: YA Fantasy/Action &amp; Adventure (Christmas themed)
Release Date: October 20th 2016

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Summary:

Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.

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Max Dune is a Southern writer who spent most his childhood watching TV, devouring comic books and weaving magical worlds in his head. In his mid-twenties, he decided to follow his true passion. He has since created a number of short stories, novels, screenplays and TV pilots. To be alerted to future books and giveaways, sign up for his newsletter at http://eepurl.com/b5Is91.

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Book Blitz + Giveaway | Worth Fighting For by Charity West

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Worth Fighting For by Charity West
Genre: Upper YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 17th 2016
Publisher: Coastal Escape Publishing

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Synopsis:

High School senior Lily Rhodes has been in love with her brother’s best friend nearly all her life. When nineteen year old Jake joins the Marines and is shipped overseas, she worries she’ll never see him again, and wishes she’d been braver before he left. Lily vows that if Jake comes home, she’ll tell him how she feels. But when Jake is injured by an IED and is discharged from the Marines, he comes home changed, bitter and broken. Despite the fact he’s loved Lily for the past three years, he no longer feels worthy of someone like her. Not one to back down from a challenge, Lily knows the best things in life are worth fighting for.

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Blog Tour + Giveaway: Nika: A Seychatka Novella by D.H. Gibbs

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Nika: A Seychatka Novella by D.H. Gibbs
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 96

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Taken off the streets Nika is thrown into an unknown world where she’s held captive. As an orphan, she has been on the run and must find her way out before they discover her secret. But these people held the knowledge of her family and who she is. Will she be able to find out before her secret is revealed? After hundreds of years, Demyan has finally found the rightful ruler of his race. Unfortunately, she doesn’t know who she is and is doing everything in her power to escape him. Time is running out and Demyan has to convince Nika to take her rightful place otherwise the battle will be lost and his race extinguished.

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d-h-gibbsWith an active imagination and a love of art D.H. Gibbs has chosen to combine her talents by writing and illustrating books. She writes for both the children and young adult genre, where both of her debut books has been published and is available on amazon. Her new children’s book will be coming out in 2016. D.H. Gibbs hails from the Caribbean where in her free time she reads, paint and travel when she can.

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Cover Reveal: The Sophisticates Trilogy

The Sophisticates Trilogy (box set) by Christine Manzari
Genre: YA Dystopian
Release Date: October 17th, 2016

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Summary:

After a terrorist attack that caused more than 29 million deaths in the US, the government created the Sophisticates—genetically modified children designed to become the perfect soldiers. The Sophisticates were given abilities that made them faster, smarter, and stronger. The only thing they weren’t given was freedom.

But is anything ever truly perfect?

Seventeen-year- old Cleo has been a Sophisticate her entire life. When she begins to exhibit the ability to cause things to explode with merely a thought, she’s sent to the Academy to develop her deviation. She soon learns that there are other Sophisticates like her, Deviants with lethal skills.

Immersed in a deadly game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the golden boy of the Sophisticates program, insists that Cleo should abandon training her deviation. His fierce interest in Cleo only makes her more determined to avoid him.

As Cleo is pulled deeper into her role as a human weapon, all she truly wants is to be free, but there’s more danger than she ever realized. There are some things that even the government doesn’t know and when the mistakes of the past are revealed and the Deviants start fighting back, no one is safe.

Fans of X-men and The Darkest Minds will enjoy this dystopian trilogy.

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christine manzari.jpgThe first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated, bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.

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Book Blitz: Captivate by Vanessa Garden

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Captivate (Submerged Sun #1) by Vanessa Garden
Release Date: August 10th 2016
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Goodreads Synopsis:

In a glittering underwater world, where danger lurks behind beauty and power…

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko…the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets…  

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A bookseller and Young Adult author, Vanessa loves nothing more than immersing herself in the exciting world of books. When she is not raving about her favourite reads with customers, or mentally casting actors to play the characters in her next novel, she enjoys hanging out with those she loves most.

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Marko took my hand and gently pulled me towards him.

“Don’t ignore me,” he said, his icy blue eyes vivid beneath a fringe of black lashes as he stared down into my face.

There was something both commanding and alluring about his stare. It frightened me that anybody, especially somebody in a position of power over me, could transfix me like this.

Though the touch of his hand was making my insides tremble with butterflies, I yanked mine from out of his grasp and took a step back. The only other guy who had ever made me feel like this, just by touching me, was Aiden. It shocked me that a person like Marko had the ability to do the same. It wasn’t right. I wasn’t right in the head to be responding this way.

A frown of confusion creased Marko’s forehead.

“You don’t like me, do you?” he asked. “And yet, you liked it when I held your hand.”

I stood there, burning with humiliation. He was so right.

He half-smiled. A spark of interest illuminated his eyes.

“I find that so intriguing, Miranda.”

“I didn’t like it,” I said, when I finally found my voice. “In fact I hated it.”

Marko’s smile widened.

“Shall we try it again, then, just to be sure?”

I was glad for the dimness of the room because I probably looked like a human tomato.

“No.”

“Here, take my hand. I’ll escort you back to your room.”

I folded my arms across my chest. “I’ll escort myself back.”

Marko shook his head and stared at me.

An awkward, statically charged silence followed.

I turned to leave but Marko called my name and I paused, mid-step, my breathing laboured.

“I understand it will take a while getting used to our forced union, Miranda,” he said in a quiet, thoughtful voice. “But the people of Marin won’t wait forever.”

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