Monday, January 12, 2015

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funero; Blog Tour

This is the first book in an exciting middle grade series by Gregory Funero. Published by Disney Hyperion, it's said to be Doctor Who meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

About The Book

By: Gregory Funero
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: January 6th, 2015
Series: Odditorium #1
Ages: 9-12
Purchase from: Amazon |B&N
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This cinematic, action-packed middle grade fantasy adventure set in Victorian London brims with fresh magic and has the cozy feeling of a classic.

Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master.

All of that changes the day he stows away in the coach belonging to a mysterious guest at the inn that he is tasked with cleaning. Grubb emerges from Alistair Grim's trunk and into the wondrous world of the Odditorium. Fueled by a glowing blue energy that Grubb can only begin to understand, the Odditorium is home to countless enchanted objects and an eccentric crew that embraces Grubb as one of their own.

There's no time for Grubb to settle into his new role as apprentice to the strange, secretive Mr. Grim. When the Odditorium comes under attack, Grubb is whisked off on a perilous adventure. Only he can prevent the Odditorium's magic from falling into evil hands-and his new family from suffering a terrible fate.

Grubb knows he's no hero. He's just a chimney sweep. But armed with only his courage and wits, Grubb will confront the life-or-death battle he alone is destined to fight.

Don't miss this week long tour. Each stop not only features something unique for readers, you can also enter to win a copy of the book.

The Tour

January 5- Me, Myself & I
Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway

January 6- Mundie Moms
Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway
Q&A with author with book giveaway

January 8- Carina Books 
Fashion Accessories for the Eccentric blog post by the author with book giveaway

January 9- Ex Libris
Odd and Amazing places to visit blog post by the author with book giveaway

About The Author

Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, The Ghost in the Window, in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. Following high school Greg majored in theatre at the University of New Hampshire, and after various acting gigs, received his AM in Theatre Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Greg teaches drama at East Carolina University, and is busy working on the next book in the Odditorium series.

Follow Gregory via: his Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

Friday, January 9, 2015

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle: Blog Tour / Book Blitz Sign Up & ENTER TO WIN!

Hello & welcome to the first Mundie Moms blog tour sign up for 2015!

You guys, I am so excited about this debut book! Vendetta by Catherine Doyle will be out on February 24th from Scholastic, and it's one of those books that I think YA fans are going to love. 

Here's what author Victoria Scott had to say about it:
“Fan-freaking-tastic…I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! I would read anything Cat Doyle writes after flying through Vendetta!!”

I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Scholastic to host the official blog tour, and release day blitz. Before I tell you about the tour, and how you can enter to win a ARC of Vendetta, let me share with you a little bit about the book:

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle: Releases February 24, 2015

Blood Will Spill, Hearts Will Break: With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.

For Sophie, it starts as just another slow, hot summer in Cedar Hill. Then a new family moves into the long-abandoned mansion across the street: the Falcone family, with its five mysterious brothers. Unable to resist bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling for him--and into his world. But just as the dark secrets of the Falcones begin to come to light, the skeletons of her own family, the Gracewells, rise to the surface, too. And soon Sophie is torn between the desires of two warring dynasties: the one she was born into and the one she's now in love with. But she'll have to choose between passion and honor. And when she does, blood will spill and hearts will break. Because in this twisted underworld, loyalty can mean the difference between life and death.

Find out more about the book via Scholastic.

Watch the UK author video with Catherine Doyle

We have a lot of exciting things in store for the release of Vendetta! More on that to come soon. In the mean time, you can find out what friends have been saying about the book via #bloodforblood #Vendetta

The Blog Tour
The tour will be kicking off on February 14th, and wrap up on February 24th, the release day. This will be a 10 day blog tour, featuring one stop per day. The tour will feature a variety stops including guest posts, giveaways, reviews, and excerpts. 

If you would like to sign up to be apart of the tour, please sign up below. Please note, that by signing up to be on the tour, this does not guarantee you'll be on the tour. International fans are welcome to sign up.

Release Day Blitz
If you would like to be apart of the release day blitz happening on 2/24/15, please use the same form below, to sign up. Everyone who signs up for the book blitz will be sent materials for their blitz post.

The Giveaway
Everyone who signs up to be apart of the blog tour / release day blitz will be entered to win an ARC of Vendetta (US residents only). Two winners will be randomly selected when the tour sign ups close on 1/20/15. ARCs are provided by Scholastic. 

**Please use the scroll on the right hand side of the sign up to scroll down, in order to fill out the form.