Category: Book Promo


#Giveaway: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (UK only) #YA #WIN

Posted 23 July, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Fun, Giveaways, YA / 4 Comments

It’s that time again where I give you stuff for free in exchange for your love. Uh. Wait. What? No! 

*shakes head* 

As a summer treat, and because I have WAY too many books from my trip abroad, I’m doing my shelves a favour and giving them to the world. 

You want to know what the giveaway is, don’t you?

 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Sound interesting? Well a copy could be yours! (Wow, I sound like a game show host. lol)

 

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Edit: Won’t be doing as many giveaways. Probably a couple more depending on how popular the next one is. Not many people entering the giveaway. 

Sorry, this is UK only. I really can’t afford to ship it overseas. But you can spread the word if you want to help. I’d really appreciate it.

If you want an idea of what books I’ll be giving away, my recent book haul video has them all and I even mention the giveaway in there. So take a look (if you can handle it! 😛 ) and be ready.

Kat

 

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#CoverReveal: Donovan Circus Series by Liz Long

Posted 22 June, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Cover Reveals, Supernatural, YA / 0 Comments

Synopsis
Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift. Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be – new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.
When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play.
She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father’s fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world.
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“Tell Sheffield that Medved is hunting him…the Bear is coming.”Nearly a month after Lucy Sullivan saved the Donovan Circus from certain death, she discovers that Dr. Felix Hardy wasn’t the only bad guy around. When Lucy is attacked on home ground, Sheffield Donovan reveals that there are bigger foes in their world, gifted that use their powers to kill others – including her own family, as she learns from her ringmaster mentor. Medved, a Russian thug and powerful Shapeshifter, is intent on outing the gifted world and will stop at nothing to succeed.
In order to survive, Lucy and her friends must travel to another show, the Grayson Circus, for help. The uneasy alliance with owner Albert Grayson comes with potential new friends and dark secrets about their competition, including a troublemaker named Mel and an old flame of Lucy’s father. Lucy must also contend with her feelings about Keegan and
Gabriel, as well as learn how to contain her rampant emotions or risk setting the entire place ablaze.Will Lucy be able to save the Donovan Circus again? Or will Medved and his men slaughter everyone in
their path on the way to gifted domination?
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Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence.When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead.This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.
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About the Author

Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University
with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller
genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies.
Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes
writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country
magazines) in Roanoke, VA.
She currently has five books out. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in.” Witch Hearts tells the story of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. A Reaper Made, is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family’s souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: http://lizclong.com.
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#GuestPost: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #Spotlight

Posted 1 June, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Fantasy, Fun, Interviews, Middle Grade, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Today I’m pleased to welcome a special post about Kat Hawthorne’s book The Boatman. Here she explains what it was like working with an illustrator when putting the story together.

The Weirdness of Working With an Illustrator

By: Kat Hawthorne

As you may or may not know, my book, The Boatman, was illustrated by the wonderful and talented artist, Dora Mitchell (www.doramitchell.com). This was a first for me, working with an illustrator, so today I’d like to explore how weird it was for me, the author, to see my characters come to life in a visual way.

I’m not sure if this is a well known fact, but I am also an editor. I went to school for copy, stylistic, and substantive editing, and then attained a specialization in editing books intended for young readers. Part of my education involved taking the text of picture books, breaking it down, and choosing the artists I felt would do the best job of helping the writers tell their stories. This was a lot of fun, but an utterly foreign concept to me. After all, I am a writer. I had never considered the power of a bunch of pictures.

After all, writers are solitary weirdos, eccentric to the extreme (or at least that’s what I was going for), and not dependent on anyone else to tell their tale, thank you very much. But when I was in school and I saw the way those picture books came to life once they were illustrated, the way they changed after the process (just take Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat, for example, in which the text tells us one thing, but the images tell us something else), I understood how wrong I’d been.

I knew right then that I needed my next book to be illustrated.

It has been brought to my attention (*cough* on more than one occasion *cough*) that I am a little bit tricky to work with. Being an editor means that I am also something of a perfectionist, and yes, I challenge many things. Originally, I thought I’d do the illustrations myself, and actually did come up with a few images that might work. But…they weren’t enough. I needed a professional.

This was a big deal for me and a very weird bit of letting-go-of-the-reins. For the first time ever, I found myself counting on someone else to interpret my words—to change my book, to help me tell the story. I was excited, but also rather freaked. Regardless, after she (foolishly) agreed to work with me, I gave Dora the manuscript, and then didn’t hear from her for a few months.

And then I received the image of Aunt Slaughter.

Not only did Dora manage to capture the character’s features in the way I imagined them, but she got something else, too. Aunt Slaughter’s posture, the furniture upon which she sat, the sidelong glance she is giving the viewer. This image told as much about Aunt Slaughter’s character as I had in the text. I. Was. Blown. Over.

I hope, when you read my book (you ARE going to read it, right?) when you see each of the characters’ images, you learn something new about them. Why do they dress in the way they do? Why do they hold themselves as they do? What circumstances led them to those physical traits that can only be learned through their pictures?

Though it was utterly weird for me to have allowed it, I know that Dora’s work made my book even more wonderful than it was without her. It was weird to trust someone else with my vision, but I am endlessly glad that I did.

Author Bio:

TheBoatman_KatHawthorneKat Hawthorne tends to lurk (somewhat menacingly) in the darker corners of the literary world. In addition to a smattering of published poetry, Kat’s short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as Underneath the Juniper Tree, Thrills Kills and Chaos, Infernal Ink, Dark Edifice, Shadows Express, Fiction and Verse, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. Her literary novelette, The Oddity, was published by MuseIt Up Publishing on July 11th, 2014. In partnership with Enter Skies Entertainment, Kat wrote the narrative portion of Fearless Fantasy, an online role-playing game published by tinyBuild Games and hosted by Steam. As well as being a nerd of the highest order, under her “day name” Kat is a graduate of Ryerson University’s copy, substantive, and stylistic editing programs, and has since earned a specialization in editing books intended for young readers. She is an acquisitions, stylistic and copy editor at BookFish Books LLC and runs her own business where she offers her editing services on a freelance basis.

Please visit www.katmhawthorne.com for more information about Kat’s writing, or www.movetothewrite.com to learn about her editing work.

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About The Book:

boatman full cover_RGB_blurb (1)Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her only friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier.

Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them go—probably wasn’t one of her better ideas though. 

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#ReleaseDay Post: Code Human by N. J. Paige #EnchantedBooks #YA #ScienceFiction @nj_paige

Posted 26 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Release Day Blitz, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments

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Code Human

What’s it about?

CODE COV.40Title: Code Human

Author: N.J. Paige

Genre: YA Science-Fiction

A few days ago, I was living the life of the privileged elite—now I may not live through the night…

In a dystopian world, far in the future, seventeen-year-old, Fenesia Thornbark, loses her home, her way of life, and most of her friends and family, all at the hands of people she once trusted. With her parents dead, Fenesia is now responsible for her younger sister’s life, as well as that of several other orphaned children they meet along the way, while trying to find the resistance group who is fighting the corrupt government. As she struggles to survive in a hostile environment that is unfamiliar to her, Fenesia is transformed into an unapologetic killer—something she had never imagined possible in her former privileged life.

Author Info

N. J. Paige lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. One of her favourite motto is “Life is a journey and must be taken one step at a time.” And she enjoys hiking through her local forest, where she gets inspiration from forest Sprites and other woodland creatures.

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#BlogTour & #Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman @jodygehrman @entangledteen

Posted 24 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Book Tour, Contemporary, Fun, Giveaways, Mature, Romance, YA / 1 Comment

the truth about jackThe Truth About Jack

by Jody Gehrman

Release Date: 04/14/15

Entangled Crush

Summary from Goodreads:

Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she’ll leave behind the artists’ colony where she grew up―hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt―and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan…until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.

Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn’t quite go where she expects…

Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota’s letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn’t jive with the free-spirited girl he’s only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she’ll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life…without revealing his deception.

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EXCERPT

Dear Alejandro,
You have no idea how happy your letter made me. I got it at a time when all the magic in the universe seemed to have drained away, leaving only darkness in its wake. For starters, it’s just the most dazzling coincidence, you being from Barcelona! I’m obsessed with that city! I swear I have an image file on my laptop with like four million

Barcelona photos in it! Not to sound all Northern Californian or anything, but seriously, what a twist of fate! I’m using too many exclamation points. Sorry about that.

I’m embarrassed to admit I had to look up more than one of the words on your list. Sprezzatura for one. Thanks for teaching me such a great new concept. Leave it to the Italians to come up with a word for “making difficult things look easy.” Its closest match in English is probably “insouciance,” which would be on my top seven list for sure.

Speaking of sprezzatura, I’m impressed with how fluent you are in English! Not just your overall ease with the language, but your apparently effortless comfort with American pop culture. Debby Boone and Justin Bieber? Not bad. Did you grow up in Spain, or have you been here a long time? You said you’re traveling. I’m thinking of traveling myself, so I’d love to know more details about your trip. What are your impressions of this country? Where have you been, and where are you going?

A little about me: I live in a place called Luna Cove. It’s an artist colony. My dad’s a musician. We also have a writer named Fran who lives in a tree house, a Japanese guy named Tomo who’s a tattoo artist, and a couple named Neville and Jane who are potters. Neville and Jane have a bunch of kids who are just…kids. We all live in our own little spaces. I live in a yurt, which is a round house created by Mongolians and revised by white people who like camping. If a circus tent and a Native American round house had a fling, the yurt would be their love child. Here, it’s probably easier to draw a picture.

Anyway, I think I’m starting to ramble, so I guess I’ll sign off. Please write me back! Tell me the three things you love best about Barcelona, what sort of weather you’d like to be if you could be any weather, and the most memorable thing that’s happened to you on this trip.

Oh! And I almost forgot to answer your question. If I could be anything in nature for ten minutes I’d want to try life as a passionflower. They’re so whimsical and outlandish, I just know they have a lot going on inside.

Also, here’s my email in case you ever need to tell me something in a hurry. I don’t know if you have internet access, but I figured I’d include it just in case. Please don’t stop writing letters, though. Who even does this anymore? It’s a lost art, so retro, like wearing pillbox hats or winding a Victrola.

Yours, Dakota

I hold the letter closer to my face to study the adorable picture of what must be a yurt. It’s no bigger than a postage stamp, but impossibly detailed. There’s a tiny skylight at the center of the sloping roof. She’s right; it does look a little like a circus tent.
“Well?” Attila’s impatient voice startles me.
“Well, what?” I can’t hide my smile.
“What does she say?”
I fold the letter carefully and put it back into the envelope. “Oh, you know, this and that.” He is so not going to read my precious letter! I hope he knows that.

“‘This and that’?” His face twists into a look of such scorn I can’t help but laugh. My chuckle cuts off abruptly when I hear a chair scrape against the floor in the next room.

“Jack?” Mom calls.

Attila silently rushes to the stereo. Showing an agility I never knew he possessed, he stops the recording and cues me all at the same time, then he conceals himself behind the sofa with lightning speed. I manage to continue “Nocturne in D Flat Major” seamlessly. When Mom opens the conservatory door, nothing is amiss.

I glance over my shoulder at her, still playing. “What is it, Mom?”

“Oh, I’m sorry. It sounded like there was someone in here with you.”

“Nope. Just me.” I dive into the second strophe, furrowing my brow with concentration.

“My mistake,” she murmurs before closing the door.

After a moment, Attila pops up from behind the couch and scurries over to the table. He finds a notepad and scribbles something in big, sloppy letters, then holds it up to me. I have to suppress another laugh when I see what he’s written.

SEBASTOPOL. TOMORROW.

 

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jody gehrmanAbout the Author

Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of ten novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey’s Guide to Black Magic, Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love. Babe in Boyland was optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association’s Teen Choice Award. Her adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin. Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English and Communication Studies at Mendocino College.

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#CoverReveal: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #MG #Fantasy

Posted 16 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Cover Reveals, Fantasy, Middle Grade / 0 Comments

  Here at Book Nerds we’re happy to give you a treat: The beautiful cover of Kat Hawthorne’s is up and coming illustrated novel The Boatman.

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Isabel Wixon is weird. Not only does she see dead things, but her list of friends consist of a talkative ventriloquist’s dummy and the gentlemanly spider that lives in her hair. Real friends? Too hard. Inventing friends is much easier.

Inventing the Boatman—a terrible monster that lures kids into a strange sleeping sickness and never lets them go—probably wasn’t one of her better ideas though.

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Released May 26th, 2015!

About The Author:

TheBoatman_KatHawthorne

Kat Hawthorne tends to lurk (somewhat menacingly) in the darker corners of the literary world. In addition to a smattering of published poetry, Kat’s short fiction has appeared in such literary magazines as Underneath the Juniper Tree, Thrills Kills and Chaos, Infernal Ink, Dark Edifice, Shadows Express, Fiction and Verse, and The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society. Her literary novelette, The Oddity, was published by MuseIt Up Publishing on July 11th, 2014. In partnership with Enter Skies Entertainment, Kat wrote the narrative portion of Fearless Fantasy, an online role-playing game published by tinyBuild Games and hosted by Steam. As well as being a nerd of the highest order, Kat is a graduate of Ryerson University’s copy, substantive, and stylistic editing programs and is an acquisitions, line, and copy editor at BookFish Books LLC.

Please visit www.katmhawthorne.com for more information about Kat’s writing, or www.movetothewrite.com to learn about her editing work.

Find her online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatMHawthorne

Twitter: @KatMHawthorne

Website: www.katmhawthorne.com

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#CoverReveal: The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah L. Purdy

Posted 11 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Cover Reveals, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

Here’s the cover for the sequel to The Winter People…

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The Summer
Marked 
(The
Winter People #2)
Release
Date: 08/04/15
Entangled
Teen
305
pages

Summary

 

Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from
college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates,
and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t
returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for
herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music,
dangerous guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes,
Kadie’s fun turns into a nightmare as she’s ripped from the human world into
Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her
life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they’ll
stop at nothing to destroy her friend.
Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark.
Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is
falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on
his doorstep, he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which
means Salome will be left alone—vulnerable in a world she doesn’t understand. A
place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae
play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive
in a world where humans aren’t meant to be. With death and enemies all around
them, it’ll be a miracle if they can survive.
Book One:

 

About the Author

Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…
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#ReleaseDay Book Blitz & Giveaway: Awakening by Shannon Duffy #YA @shannonduffylit @entangledteen

Posted 7 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Book Tour, Dystopian, Giveaways, Interviews, Release Day Blitz, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments

Awakening-ShannonDuffy-500x750Awakening
by Shannon Duffy
Release Date: 04/07/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
A thrilling, futuristic sci-fi novel set in a unique and thought-provoking world, from author Shannon Duffy.

Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn’t even think to question when Darien, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.

Then Darien shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped from the Terrorscape—a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants—and needs Desiree’s help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she’s ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree and Darien be able to escape the Protectorate before it’s too late?

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Top Favorite Things

Top 3 Favourite snacks while writing and why:
Coffee, popcorn, and nuts because the coffee keeps me alert and the other stuff I love.
Top 3 Favourite books that inspired you to write:
Narnia, Twilight, and Hush Hush.
Top 3 favourite techniques to overcome writers block and why:
Take a break from writing, read, do CP work. These things help to press the reset button for me and get me back in the writing groove.
Top 3 musicians/bands/groups and why
Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera—because they’re awesome!
Top 4 favourite movies of all time
The Notebook, Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix and Ace Ventura (SO many more awesome ones).
Top 3 favourite actors/actresses and why
Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling because they are really talented and always pull me in or make me laugh.
Top 3 favourite dream destinations:
Bora Bora, Australia, and Italy

 

shannon duffyAbout the Author
Author of MG and YA books full of adventure. I grew up on the east coast of Canada in the province of Newfoundland and now live in Ontario. I love writing, reading, fashion, fitness, and traveling.

 

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#CoverReveal: The Best Kept Secret by Wendi Nunnery #YA

Posted 5 April, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Contemporary, Cover Reveals, YA / 1 Comment

 

There’s a cover reveal you don’t want to miss! Check it ouuuuuut…

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In high school, everyone has secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser.

Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and suddenly Emma finds herself feeling like the people she knows best have become total strangers. And total strangers are becoming friends.

When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date for the prom, Emma thinks her luck has begun to change. But rather than being able to bask in this newfound glory, her whole world starts to unravel. And when secrets that once seemed so innocent start to take a very dangerous turn, Emma discovers that true friends are friends no matter what…and some secrets aren’t worth keeping.

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Released: June 2015

About The Author

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Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story. She is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and The Simply Beloved, a lifestyle website for women of faith. She is a proud alumna of Georgia Southern University and, at any given time, you can find her with a cup of coffee and a book. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia. The Best Kept Secret is her first novel.

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#BOOKHAUL #1 – March 2015 edition #YA #Fantasy #Contemporary #Dystopian

Posted 28 March, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Contemporary, Dystopian, Fantasy, Mature, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

BOOK HAUL #1

March 2015

I’ve not done a book haul in….oh god, years? I’m pretty sure this is either the second or third post I’ve ever done on it. I keep meaning to, but you know how it goes…

Now, I know the end of the month is a weird time to put one up, but granted, I don’t get books all the time, so it might not be every month, and when in the month I don’t know. I’m confusing myself. Right…On with it.

This month I seem to have accumulated quite a few books, from either the library or buying, or even as freebies ( Who doesn’t like a freebie, huh?)

Bought books:

Legend/Prodigy/Champion by Marie Lu – Last year sometime, I got Legend from the library. It took me ages to track it down, but once I did, I read it and loved it and I guess I got a bit sidetracked because I kept meaning to get the next two but didn’t. And the book shop would always have one without the others, so I couldn’t buy them in order. Until now, that is. FINALLY. I saw the Legend series in Waterstones and I was like “Those are MINE!” kinda like Gollum except not quite as creepy. I can’t wait to continue reading the series, but as you’ll find out, I have many more to get one with.

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton – What feels like a long time ago now (but was only actually a few months) I requested and was accepted a copy of Seeker from Netgalley. Now, for those of you new to reading my blog, I’m TERRIBLE at reading ebooks.  I don’t have a kindle so I read off my laptop. I prefer print copies, therefore when I saw this in shop, I had to get it. Now I can flit through it like a…very fast reader? I dunno, I’m not fast at anything. But I’m excited to try this. It’s got a fantasy element with lots of action and adventure. 🙂

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – I’ve had this book a good month or more, which I guess doesn’t count as a march haul, but it will do for now. I had heard such big things about it, and also…some not. So I’m a bit unsure about how I’m going to get on with it. Still, it will be interesting. Sometimes I’ll hear bad things and then read it, only to find I love it. Everyone’s different.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – I had pre ordered this way back in November, and finally managed to pick it up in February (the warehouse had issues, and apparently didn’t want to email me to tell me that Waterstones had the book delivered already -.-) so again, not technically a March book, but you get the picture. I’m catching up. I am currently half way through this beast of a book, and let me tell you…it’s a good one. However, I’ve hit a bit of a…rut, as it were, with reading and so have come to a halt. I want to finish it, but it might be a while. I blame Netflix. Then again, I was the one that signed up for a month…*sigh*

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins – I’ve waited for EVER to get this. I’ve seen reviews and also, I loved Hex Hall (though the sequel…not as much…) so I was looking forward to this. When the paperback was finally up on Amazon, I grabbed it. Unfortunately, I have tried to read a bit of it, and I just can’t seem to get into it. Maybe once I’m fully out of my rut, I’ll have a fresher head to deal with complex descriptions, but for now it’s going on the back burner.

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury – Another one I’ve heard endless praise for and when I saw it, I thought oh what the hell? I haven’t started it yet, but I’ll let you all know when I do.

 

Library Books:

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – Not necessarily a book I’ll read twice, but people have talked about it and it’s got me intrigued. I think it’s a horror kind of story so I’m unsure. But hey…the name caught my interest.

Tape by Steven Camden – The name, the cover, the blurb on the back…It’s not my usual kind of book, but it sounds good.

Riot by Sarah Mussi – Again, the cover caught my attention. I think I’ve seen this advertised before, but wasn’t sure about it. So that’s why I get from the library the ones I’m on the edge about. 

Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira – I’ve seen this around for ages, but now I finally bit the bullet and got it. 🙂

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – I was meant to get this last summer. I’d entered a contemporary kick and was all over them like a crazy person. But what bit I had read of this, I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy it. So now I can read it without the added commitment…squeee! 

 

Freebies!!!

As I said before, who doesn’t like free books?! I recently got invited to a book blogger event for Maria V Snyder, promoting her new book Shadow Seeker. Though I’m shy and awkward and socially inept, I did have a good time. It was lovely to meet Maria and the many other book bloggers. I don’t usually get involved in the community like others do, so it was a bit daunting. I hadn’t known what to expect as it was my first ever blogger event, so I was surprised when they gave out goody bags at the end.

Inside these were:

Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarry – I loved Pushing The Limits, but didn’t necessarily like the others in that series, so I’m so happy to finally have more of Echo and Noah. 

Monster by C. J. Skuse – I’ve not heard of this before, but I guess that makes sense as it’s an advanced copy. Anyway, it looks great and I can’t wait to dig in.

I also got given a copy of Shadow Seeker by Maria V Snyder. It was funny because I’d only rushed out that day to get it to get signed…only to be handed one at the event. Sods law, really. I’m a few chapters in to it now and loving it! FYI the UK cover is so much better. 😛

 

I would mention what I got from Netgalley as well but I’m afraid that might make me sound worse than I feel. HaHa.

What are you reading? Any books you’re looking forward to that are out in April? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

xxKatxx

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