Sunday, November 19, 2017

{Blog Tour} FLASHTIDE by Jenny Moyer + Giveaway

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Flashtide
by Jenny Moyer

Orion has survived the tunnels of Outpost Five, filled with mutant creatures and dangers around every bend. She has traversed the cordons, exposed to the radiation of the flash curtain and hunted by forces that want her stopped, dead or alive. Now, with Dram by her side, she has made it to the safety of the mountain provinces, where free Conjurors live and practice their craft of manipulating matter.

But Orion's story is far from over.

With the effects of the flashfall spreading and the might of the protected city of Alara looming, Orion must travel into the hands of her enemies once again. Heart-pounding action and adventure await in this sequel to Flashfall.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Jenny is the author of the YA sci-fi/fantasy FLASHFALL, and its sequel, FLASHTIDE. (Holt/Macmillan 11-14-17) She lives with her filmmaker husband and their three boys in Iowa. Watch the epic, live action book trailer for the novel that Booklist calls "A cinematic page-turner."


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Blitz: ENCHANT by Micalea Smeltzer—Teasers + Giveaway

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Enchant
by Micalea Smeltzer

Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.

Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous.

The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.

When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • iBooks

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Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

{Blog Tour} FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST by Megan Miranda—Author Interview + Giveaway

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Fragments of the Lost
by Megan Miranda

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • iBooks • TBD

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with Megan Miranda


LM: What was your inspiration for writing Fragments of the Lost?

Megan: I’m really interested in the different ways stories are told, and what those structures can reveal. I’d been thinking a lot about the things people leave behind, and the stories we tell about people from our own memories. We moved a few years ago and went through the process of cleaning out our house, deciding what could be tossed and what we needed to keep. But somewhere in the moving chaos, we forgot about the existence of a couple of boxes left behind in a storage unit. Going through these boxes so much later, I was reminded of the power of physical objects in recalling such vivid memories.

LM: How did writing Fragments of the Lost differ from writing previous books you've written?

Megan: Since this book was structured around individual objects, it was conceived in two parts: the story happening in the present, with Jessa searching for the truth; and the memory surrounding each object, mapping the rise and fall of their relationship in the past.

LM: Tell us a little bit about Jessa—who is she?

Megan: Jessa has grown up in the shadow of an older brother who has always seemed perfect to her. Because of this, she believes she’s always been viewed in relation to someone else—either as Julian’s younger sister, or as Caleb’s girlfriend. Piecing together the mystery at the heart of the story becomes a mission not only to uncover the truth about Caleb, but herself.

LM: What scene from Fragments of the Lost are you most proud of and why?

Megan: The Fragment called “His Glasses”— this was a powerful moment for Jessa in the past, when she realized she had fallen for Caleb, but it’s also a pivotal moment for her in the present. And she has to reconcile both the past and the present, and her conflicted feelings about both, in that scene.

LM: Give us a little behind the scenes story about this book!

Megan: If you read the opening chapter of the book, where Jessa describes Caleb’s room, you would discover that it looks surprisingly similar to my office. Both are on the third floor, set apart from the rest of the house, with slanting gray walls, a ceiling fan on the strip over top. As I was writing, I did a lot of investigating in my own room. As the story progresses, some of the discoveries Jessa makes in the room are very similar to unusual architectural elements of my office…specifically in the closet.

LM: If this book had a theme song, what would it be?

Megan: How to Save a Life – The Fray

LM: Do you set a daily writing goal? How long did it take you to write Fragments of the Lost?

Megan: I don’t set word counts, because first drafts are very much discovery drafts for me, so sometimes forward progress is really cutting a bunch of scenes that aren’t right. But I do sit down at my desk every day at the same time—I work fairly structured hours each day. I think it took somewhere between 9 months and a year from initial idea to a solid draft I felt ready to turn in to my editor.

LM: Tell us what you enjoy doing when you aren't writing!

Megan: I have a 9 and 11 year old, so usually when I’m not writing I’m hanging out with them. I also read A LOT. And if I can get to a beach, I am particularly happy!

LM: Thank you so much for answering my questions today! Is there anything you'd like to add; anything you'd like to say to your readers?

Megan: Thanks so much for having me! And to readers of FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST, I hope you all enjoy the story!

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Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls. She has also written several books for young adults, including Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, Soulprint, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. The Perfect Stranger (4/11/17) is her second novel of psychological suspense.

Megan is represented by Sarah Davies at The Greenhouse Literary Agency





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

{Blog Tour} MAD MAGIC by Nicole Conway + Giveaway

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Mad Magic
by Nicole Conway

After being orphaned, high school student Josie Barton only has one person she can turn to when things get rough—a mysterious legal guardian who calls himself her Benefactor. “Ben” takes care of everything for her. He pays her bills, provides food, clothes, and even a cell phone. But there is one thing Ben doesn’t know: Josie Barton sees scary imaginary creatures everywhere she goes. Even her apartment is being haunted by an invisible monster! And just when Josie thinks things couldn’t get any worse . . . she meets the guy from across the hall.

Zeph Clemmont is a man of many faces. He’s a changeling with enemies in all the worst places, fighting to undo a magical curse that could end his life. He loves a good argument and has incredible magical power, but he may have met his match in Josie. So far, she’s the only one who seems able to rein in his childish tantrums and magical explosions. Zeph will have to swallow his pride and finally let go of all his dark secrets if he really wants to break his curse. And with Josie at his side, he might actually stand a chance this time.

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
 Publisher: Month9Books
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • KoboiBooksIndieBound

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Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book. Other works include MAD MAGIC (Sept 2017), FAULBENDER (tbd), SCALES (tbd), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (May 2017).

Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.

She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.

Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.



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