Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin


Welcome to this week's blog tour for Nancy Ohlin's BEAUTY. If you love fairy tale retellings with a creative spin, you'll enjoy this book. Here's a little bit about the book:

About The Book:


By: Nancy Ohlin
Published by: Simon Teen
Released on: May 7th, 2013
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Looks to kill for...

Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughter.

And despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affection,
she’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding school.

At the Academy, Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls. Isolated and alone, Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desires.

But when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous, just how far will Ana go to fit in?

About the Author:


I am the author of Thorn Abbey, a YA retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and Beauty. a YA retelling of the Snow White tale. 

I've also contributed to several celebrity novels, including a New York Times-bestselling YA trilogy.

I'm currently hard at work on my next YA novel, which will be as romantic and mind-bending as Thorn Abbey (I hope!). 

My favorite cures for writers' block are long walks, long showers, popcorn, chocolate, and really expensive coffee. I talk to myself a lot while I write (you know, to make sure the dialogue zings).

Visit Nancy via her: Website | Twitter | Facebook 
The Giveaway:
Thank you to Simon & Schuster, you can enter to win a copy of Nancy Ohlin's BEAUTY. Follow the tour for your chance to enter. 
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Golden by Jessi Kirby


Welcome to the MM's blog tour for Jessi Kirby's GOLDEN! This week long tour will feature 7 stops, a variety of posts, and a giveaway! Follow the tour below:

Tour Schedule
5/12 Rather Be Reading, excerpt
5/13 GReads, interview
5/14 Mundie Moms, review
5/15 Book Chick, review & interview
5/16 Anna Reads, excerpt
5/17 Good Books, Good Wine, guest post

About the Book



Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference


Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: May 14th, 2013
Purchase it from: Simon & Schuster | IndieBoundAmazon | Barnes & Noble
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About The Author



Jessi Kirby is the author of  Goldenwhich will be released in May of 2013, MoonglassIn Honor.  She is also a former English teacher and librarian, wife, mom, beach lover, runner, and lover of Contemporary YA, strong coffee, and dark chocolate.  In that order. (quote from Jessi's website)
Find out more about GOLDEN here.
Follow Jessi via her Website | Twitter | Facebook | GoodReads

The Giveaway
Thank you to Simon & Schuster, you can enter to win a copy of GOLDEN and a copy of each of Jessi's books on the tour! To enter, please fill out the form below. 

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*All entering parties are responsible for reading the giveaway rules before entering* Don't miss Jessi on Simon & Schuster's SUMMER LOVIN' TOUR




Summer Lovin’ Tour Part II with Kimberly Derting, Morgan Matson, Shannon Messenger, Sarah Ockler, and Suzanne Young!
May 15th at 7:00PM
Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose, CA 91020
May 16th at 5:00PM
Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
May 17th at 7:30PM
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
May 18th at 3:00PM
Event with Whale of a Tale Bookstore
at Mission Viejo Library
May 19th at 3:00PM
Copperfield’s
Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa
Pizza Party!
May 20th at 7:00PM
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
May 23 at 6:00PM
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 South McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
May 24 at 4:30PM
Panel at the Phoenix Comic-con
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Monday, May 6, 2013

BLOG TOUR: REBOOT By Amy Tintera


Welcome to the blog tour for Amy Tintera's debut, REBOOT. This 5 stop tour will be featuring a variety of stops including excerpts, reviews, guest posts & a giveaway. You can follow the tour by visiting these participating blogs:

The Schedule:

About the Book:



By: Amy Tintera
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: May 7th, 2013
Purchase It Up From: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders


About the Author:


Hi! I’m Amy Tintera, and I write novels for young adults. I grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism. After receiving a masters in film at Emerson College I moved to Los Angeles, where I promptly discovered I didn’t enjoy working in the film industry, and went back to my first love, writing.
HarperCollins/HarperTeen will publish my debut, REBOOT, a young adult novel about teens in a future Texas who reboot after death and are subsequently forced into slavery. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000. I am represented by Emmanuelle Morgen at Stonesong. (source)
Visit Amy via her: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook 

The Giveaway:
Thank you Harper Teen, one lucky blog tour follower will win a copy of Amy's REBOOT. To enter, follow the tour or fill out the form below (this form will be featured on each blog stop).

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Blog Tour: Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin

Welcome to the 5 day tour for Nancy Ohlin's THORN ABBEY. This tour kicks off today and will continue through Friday, featuring a variety of stops on the following the participating blogs:

The Tour:
May 8th: Mundie Moms, review

About The Book:


By: Nancy Ohlin
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: May 7th, 2013
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Add it to Goodreads

Nothing is as it seems in this darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’sRebecca.

Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey. But Becca’s dead. And her boyfriend, Max, can’t get over his loss.

Then Tess transfers to Thorn Abbey. She’s shy, insecure, and ordinary—everything that Becca wasn’t. And despite her roommate’s warnings, she falls for brooding Max.

Now Max finally has a reason to move on. Except it won’t be easy. Because Becca may be gone, but she’s not quite ready to let him go…


About the Author:



I am the author of Thorn Abbey, a YA retelling of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, and Beauty. a YA retelling of the Snow White tale. 

I've also contributed to several celebrity novels, including a New York Times-bestselling YA trilogy.

I'm currently hard at work on my next YA novel, which will be as romantic and mind-bending as Thorn Abbey (I hope!). 

My favorite cures for writers' block are long walks, long showers, popcorn, chocolate, and really expensive coffee. I talk to myself a lot while I write (you know, to make sure the dialogue zings).


Visit Nancy via her: Website | Twitter | Facebook 

The Giveaway:
Thank you to Simon & Schuster, blog tour followers can enter to win a copy of Nancy's THORN ABBEY! Be sure to follow the tour and enter to win below.

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