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You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Jumping Genres in June Giveaway Hop WIN These Broken Stars by @meaganspooner & @AmieKaufman

Welcome to the 


Jumping Genres in June Giveaway Hop

June 1st   to June 14th  

Hosted by Stuck In Books
There are a bunch of blogs participating in this one so be sure to stop by each one. Each has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one.  This hop starts June 1st to June 14th ,  midnight. 

HERE IS WHAT I HAVE FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER:




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You must be 13 or older to enter .
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The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Giveaway Spotlight THE ALMOND TREE by MICHELLE COHEN CORASANTI @mcohencorasanti @toobusyreading

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Almond Tree Book CoverThe Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti 

“An epic drama of the proportions of The Kite Runner… Grabs you from the first page… A gripping and compassionate work of fiction” —Huffington Post 

 The unforgettable story of a young Palestinian boy whose mathematical gifts allow him to escape the difficulties of life as an Arab Israeli, The Almond Tree is a beautifully crafted debut novel written by a Jewish American woman from the perspective of a Palestinian Muslim male. It is about the power of love, the price of hatred, and the possibility of redemption. Even as a young boy Ahmed Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Coming of age under Israeli martial law, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ahmed's twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family's home and possessions confiscated, and his beloved brother Abbas succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed must find a way to care for his family and find a better future for himself. Gifted with a mind that can solve mathematical equations, he uses his intellect to take an inspiring journey that will lead him from his war-torn homeland to a life in America he could never have imagined for himself. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of half a century of conflict, The Almond Tree is a powerful novel that allows us to walk in one extraordinary Palestinian’s shoes and see the world through his eyes. “Corasanti’s accomplished debut novel offers a humanistic look into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...Sensitive, moving…” —Kirkus Reviews



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Excerpt

Mama always said Amal was mischievous. It was a joke we shared as a family – that my sister, just a few years old and shaky on her pudgy legs, had more energy for life than me and my younger brother Abbas combined. So when I went to check on her and she wasn’t in her crib, I felt a fear in my heart that gripped me and would not let go.
It was summer and the whole house breathed slowly from the heat. I stood alone in her room, hoping the quiet would tell me where she’d stumbled off to. A white curtain caught a breeze. The window was open – wide open. I rushed to the ledge, praying that when I looked over she wouldn’t be there, she wouldn’t be hurt. I was afraid to look, but I did anyway because not knowing was worse. Please God, please God, please God…
There was nothing below but Mama’s garden: colourful flowers moving in that same wind.
Downstairs, the air was filled with delicious smells, the big table laden with yummy foods. Baba and I loved sweets, so Mama was making a whole lot of them for our holiday party tonight.
‘Where’s Amal?’ I stuck a date cookie in each of my pockets when her back was turned. One for me and the other for Abbas.
‘Napping.’ Mama poured the syrup onto the baklava.
‘No, Mama, she’s not in her crib.’
‘Then where is she?’ Mama put the hot pan in the sink and cooled it with water that turned to steam. 



   



Praise for The Almond Tree 

 “The story is spell-binding with universal appeal…” The Daily Star 

” …a strong addition to coming of age fiction collections, highly recommended.” The MidwestBook Review 

 “…one of the most riveting books I have read… Corasanti takes a realistic premise and builds an interesting and highly believable story that only gets better as the pages fly by. While “The Almond Tree” is a fictional tale, much of it is based on the truth of what is today’s world, and as such there is also an important message located within. I highly recommend this book.” 
Charline Ratcliff / Rebecca’s Reads





Almond Tree AuthorAuthor Michelle Cohen Corasanti Michelle Cohen Corasanti received a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. A Jewish American, she lived in Israel for seven years and was married to a Palestinian Muslim for several years afterwards. Nearly a decade in the making, The Almond Tree grew out of the many stories Michelle heard and witnessed while living with Palestinians and Israeli friends and family she knew and loved in Israel and at Harvard. She currently lives in New York with her family.










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 Ends 6/15/14 


 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Thursday, May 29, 2014

$100 Giveaway Labyrinth Society THE VERSAILLES VENDETTA by ANGIE KELLY @AngieKellyBks @toobusyreading

Silhouette of a horse carriage and a medieval castleLabyrinth Society: The Versailles Vendetta 

When 12 year-old Mia Cornell is sent to live at the Tarpley Estate, her ninth foster home, she has no idea what she's in for. Having a kind but mysterious foster mother and three quirky foster sisters is all well and good. Discovering that her new family is a secret society—they use a portal in their garden labyrinth to travel the globe seeking lost art, artifacts, and OSOs (objects of supernatural origin)—is something else entirely. Mia barely has time to wrap her head around the truth when the Society's latest job, tracking down Marie Antoinette's necklace, goes sideways. Mia and her new siblings—Tomi, the historian; Devon, the hacker; and Lily, the muscle—must use their wits, plus a few cool OSOs filched from the Society's vault, to stay a step ahead of a sinister enemy from their foster mother's past. But just how far back does Mrs. Tarpley's past go? And will Mia stand by her new family or cut and run when they need her the most?



Author Biography: Angie Kelly is the pseudonym of a former member of the Labyrinth Society. When she’s not writing about her adventures, or reading about other people’s adventures, she’s busy traveling the world and indulging her inner twelve year-old. Although she was last sighted lurking around the British Museum after hours, her current whereabouts are unknown.



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Summer Reading List and JOANNA PHILBEN is on it! @joannaphilbin #Giveaway


Mary's Summer Reading List 


1. Since Last Summer by Joanna Philben ( buy at Barnes and Noble)

I lloved the Daughters series. I plan on rereading the Rules of Summer since my mind seems to be broken on details lately.  

2. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (buy at Barnes and Noble

I bought this on auto buy -- now I just need a moment or two to get to it.  I hope I hear more from Zuzanna - one of my favorite characters.  

3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (buy at Barnes and Noble

This book came highly recommended and Schatze was all over him at the LA Times Book fest.  I swear he had dog treats in his pocket.   I got mine signed, so look for a giveaway sometime this summer.

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (buy at Barnes and Noble

This is embarrassing that I still haven't read this one.  I am almost afraid to read it before the movie comes out because it looks so fantastic.  I always like the book better than the movie. 

5.  The One by Kiera Cass (buy at Barnes and Noble

This series turned in a something truly awesome in the second installment.  Now I just need time to get to it.  My library just got a copy too, so BONUS!  



Now to get you started on your own reading list, you can WIN a copy of Joanna' latest book:




ABOUT SINCE LAST SUMMER:
Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with Connor Rule, her generous, smart, cute boyfriend. After all, Rory's no longer the hired help at the Rule family mansion on the beach, and she and Connor have made it through a year of long-distance dating. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can't help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor's world.

Isabel Rule is still trying to get over Mike, the devastatingly sexy surfer who broke her heart last summer. Enter Evan, an aspiring filmmaker who's kind, funny, and crushing on Isabel. He'd be the perfect summer fling -- so why can't she seem to forget about Mike?


Set against a backdrop buzzing with the rich, the famous, and the wannabe rich and famous, Since Last Summer, a companion novel to Rules of Summer, is the perfect beach read.

ABOUT JOANNA PHILBIN:

(she has cute dogs) 

Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York City—and spend many summers on the Hamptons. She holds a BA from Brown University and a JD and an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of the Daughters series, and lives and writes in Los Angeles.


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Open only to those who can legally enter
Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary.
You must be 13 or older to enter .
The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review TAKE ME ON by KATIE McGARRY @KatieMcGarry @HarlequinTeen







Book Description

 May 27, 2014

Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means 

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help. 

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her--fighting for her--is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future. 

Haley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for. 

**Bonus Content** The novella, Crossing the Line, will be included in the back of Take Me On (both print and e-book editions).





About the Author

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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MY THOUGHTS - LOVED IT

West Young, Rachel Young's (from Crash Into Me) older brother has fought his way through life and finally gets kicked out of his private school as well as his home.  He is also on the outs with Rachel since he took the money she had saved to pay off a racing debt and avoid having  Isaiah  beat up.  Instead of thinking thing through, West reacts first, and causes all kinds of problems for himself and others.  As he lives on the streets and enrolls int the local public high school, he learns exactly what his rash actions have cost.  This kid has enough issues for a full subscription.  

Haley is a former kickboxing champion who has sworn never to fight again after a break up with her MMA fighter boyfriend.  Driving around, West sees a Haley being harassed by a group of boys.  He stops to talk to her and doesn't listen when she requests that he leave, so she can make it home with her father's prescription, which she loses in the fight that happens after West confronts the boys.  This aggression on his part, sets of a series of events that leads to a MMA fight against her former boyfriend's brother in just a few months.  Haley starts to train him and slowly he gets his life and anger under control. 

 The way McGarry brings these characters together and works in their heartbreaking background is just phenomenal.  There are lots of interesting supporting characters that I would love to read more about, especially Abby.  As a small time, drug dealer, she has a heart of gold and I am sure it is just as scarred.  The elements of being homeless, losing everything because you don't have health insurance and relying on school lunches as your only meals bring forth a "ripped from the headlines" theme brings home in a heart wrenching way.  Parents:  There is language, violence, mentions of drug and alcohol use, sexual situations.  This books is great way to illustrate all that is wrong in our world right now.  



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Friday, May 23, 2014

$25 Giveaway Interview AIREL by AARON PATTERSON & CHRIS WHITE @Mstersmith @toobusyreading



Airel

      Airel 


 Airel: The Awakening is a young adult paranormal romance about the angel Kreios who falls so deeply in love with a woman that he chooses to fall from heaven to be with her. She gives birth to a daughter in Arabia, 1250BC. The girl is pursued ferociously, relentlessly by an enemy in the deepest darkness.   In present day, Boise, Idaho is just a girl: Airel. She's just your average high school student...who turns out to be anything but average. It's because of who she is, because of her ancestry, because of her lineage. Past and present collide as what has been twisted comes dangerously unraveled.

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Praise for the Book 


“This is not your typical fallen angel story. It is one that has left me breathlessly waiting for the next one in the series.” --Sandra Stiles, Amazon review  

 “A beautifully written and crafted fiction about teenage innocence, faith, loss and love. A must read for teens and adults alike." --Vincent Zandri, International Bestselling Author of The Remains, The Innocent, and Concrete Pearl   

 “This was such a unique twist to the common way angels are portrayed…. The struggle between good and evil is the forefront of this great story!” – Courtney, Amazon review   


  About the Authors 


 Aaron Patterson is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of over a dozen novels. He writes hard-boiled thrillers and young adult fantasy. He was home-schooled and grew up in the west. Aaron loved to read as a small child and would often be found behind a book, reading one to three a day on average. This love drove him to want to write, but he never thought he had the talent. He wrote Sweet Dreams, the first book in the WJA series, in 2008. Airel is his first teen series, and plans for more are in the works. He lives in Boise, Idaho with his family.


Chris White is an award-winning author and editor, and is co-author of the Airel Saga with Aaron Patterson. Chris also writes psychological thrillers under the nom de plume Jet Deaver, and has penned some short stories as C.P. White. He blogs occasionally about writing and the journey of the Christian artist at C.P. White Media Blog and lives in Idaho with his family.


PLEASE WELCOME AARON TO BOOKHOUNDS YA



1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child? 


The Hardy Boys, it was the beginning of the end.



2. What are you reading right now? 


Game of Thrones, Stiff, and a couple of others, lol



3. How does your garden grow?

 Very well, I am a bit of a green thumb. I grow a salsa garden each year and make my own fresh salsa. Oh and I have 6 chickens too!



4. What is the last thing you Googled? 

How to answer a blog interview… no wait. I think it had to do with cats and diarrhea…yeah I know, my poor kitty is not feeling well.



5. What makes you cringe? 


The sound of silence, when the kids are in the other room.








Blog Tour Giveaway 



 $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash


 Ends 6/16/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  




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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

$50 Giveaway Interview THE ONLY BOY by JORDAN LOCKE @Jordan1Locke @toobusyreading

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The only boy The Only Boy by Jordan Locke 

 Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch's senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out. Taylor's got a dangerous secret: he's a boy. His compound's been destroyed, and he's been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he'll be exiled. Maybe even executed. Mary's never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn't suspect Taylor's secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him. Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound's boundaries.




Praise for The Only Boy

“It’s not a dystopia that does a good job—it’s a great book that happens to be a dystopia.” Rachel Miller, Editor 

“This book is one of the best of its genre I have read, it kept me gripped to its satisfying end.” Janet Love, Amazon UK Reviewer

 “If you like a different take on the dystopian genre then I would highly recommend this unique 
and amazing book.” Tamara Bass, The Avid Book Collector







Jordan Locke   Author Jordan Locke 


Jordan Locke lives in Connecticut with his wife, two lively daughters and a well-behaved whippet. A graphic designer by trade, his creativity spilled over into the literary world. After years of writing, reading and learning the craft, his fifth novel, The Only Boy, brought him offers of representation from two well-known agents. Now, after the dog is fed and the kids are in bed, you will find him tapping away at the keyboard.







PLEASE WELCOME JORDAN TO BOOKHOUNDS YA 


1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

Green Eggs and Ham.

2. What are you reading right now?

I Am Number Four.

3. How does your garden grow?

With imagination, creativity and lots of hard work. (This is an imaginary garden, of course. I don't have an actual garden)

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

Children's Books (To refresh my memory about books I read as a kid).

5. What makes you cringe?

Finding a glaring error in an important email I sent out.





  Blog Tour Giveaway 


 $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash 


 Ends 6/8/14 


 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

$100 Giveaway UNSTOPPABLE by S R Johannes @srjohannes @toobusyreading

 
UnstoppableUnstoppable by S.R. Johannes:

After everything that has happened, Grace goes to the Everglades to live with her grandmother, Birdee. Even though she is now home-schooled by her bird-obsessed grandmother, the move gives Grace time to relax. She learns to scuba dive and starts boating with old man Rex, Birdee's casual friend/boyfriend.
One day while out in the marshes of the Everglades, Grace rescues an abused Florida panther, currently on the endangered list. The more she dives into the animal’s horrific condition, the more she ventures into the underground world of the roadside zoos that run rampant in Florida with a total disregard for the law. Eventually, she stumbles upon one large roadside zoo filled with a variety of endangered and illegal animals.
Before she can gather evidence and report her findings to the authorities, she is kidnapped by the ruthless owner and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge. Only this time, Grace is the prey.
During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace is offered one chance at survival. With a one-hour head start and very little supplies, time and skill are now all that stands between the hunter and the hunted.
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SR JohannesAuthor S.R. Johannes:


S.R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling thriller series, the Nature of Grace (Untraceable and Uncontrollable). Unstoppable (book 3) is scheduled for May/June 2014. S.R. Johannes is currently repped by Lara Perkins at ABLA. For foreign rights on the Nature of Grace series, contact Jennifer Custer at AM Heath (London).
S.R. Johannes is the YA advisor of ALLi and a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult category) as well as a Silver medalist (2nd place) in the IPPY awards for YA Fiction. She was also nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult category), a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult of 2012, and a YA Finalist in the US Book News Best Book of 2012.

After earning an MBA and working in corporate America doing marketing for over 15 years (Spanx and Good hair Products were my fav because of the perks :), S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, English-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.


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 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.




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Monday, May 19, 2014

Giveaway Review THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by PAGE MORGAN @PageMorganBooks @RockstarBkTours #BlogTour





Book Description

 May 13, 2014


For readers of Lauren Kate's Fallen series comes the sequel to The Beautiful and the Cursed,The Lovely and the Lost finds the Waverly sisters in mortal danger and able to trust no one. Ingrid and Gabby Waverly moved to France expecting a quiet reprieve from London gossip, but the truth they face in their new home has a sharper--and deadlier--sting. Paris is plagued by an underworld of demons and gargoyles who all seem to want something from the Waverly girls. Saving Ingrid's twin, Grayson, from the fallen angel Axia nearly killed them. And they're still being hunted--only this time, demons aren't their only predators. Ingrid's blood is special: it bestows the power to command gargoyles. It's an ability no other human has, and in the wrong hands, it could be used to send her cursed guardian, Luc, and his fellow Dispossessed to extinction. There are those who will do anything to get Ingrid's blood--and they see no value in human life. The Alliance has vowed to protect the Waverlys, and a new gargoyle has been assigned to guard their abbey home alongside Luc. But no one can watch over Ingrid, Gabby, and Grayson all the time--which means the three must learn to fight for themselves. Because darkness follows the Waverlys. And sometimes darkness comes in the form you trust the most.






About the Author


Page Morgan has been fascinated with les grotesques ever since she came across an old black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these remarkably complex stone figures. Page lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their three children. Visit her at pagemorganbooks.com and look for the first book in the Dispossessed trilogy, The Beautiful and the Cursed, available from Delacorte Press.


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SOURCE: Publisher


MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT 


 Ingrid is trying to embrace her angel blood while her brother, Grayson struggles with his demon blood and poor Gabby wishes she could fight.  This next installment of The Dispossessed, brings more unrequited love and missed connections I wanted to slap some sense into them all. The story continues as Ingrid decides that she will fight and save her family rather than give in to all of the evil.  Luc has his hands full as he tries to keep all of the Waverly's safe. Ingrid and Luc are almostthisclose to realizing that even though there are rules keeping them apart, it may come down to breaking those rules.  

Gabby and Nolan are so attracted to each other, it would be a shame not to see that through and of course, the fathers really try to mess that one up.  Grayson follows Chelle around like a puppy dog and I haven't decided it he can contain himself and get over himself  - talk about a drama queen. Overall, this is a great bridge to the conclusion and I can't wait to find out if the ending of this installment can get me to the ending I would love to see.  Each couple needs to work through tons of issues to come to the right conclusion.  Now, I can't wait until the final installment.

Blog Tour


Week One

5/12/2014- Dark Faerie Tales- Guest Post
5/13/2014- Alice Marvels - Guest Post
5/14/2014- Lili's Reflections- Review
5/15/2014- Book Swoon- Review
5/16/2014- Fiktshun- Interview Luc

Week Two


5/19/2014- Bookhounds YA- Review
5/20/2014- YaReads- Review
5/21/2014- Tales of the Ravenous Reader- Interview
5/22/2014- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post-Nolan
5/23/2014- Refracted Light Reviews- Interview


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1 signed paperback of THE BEAUTIFUL & THE CURSED and a signed hardcover of THE LOVELY & THE LOST plus signed swag (US Only)


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Thursday, May 15, 2014

$50 Book Blast MISSING LILY by ANNETTE LARSON @AnnetteKLarson @toobusyreading

missing lily  Missing Lily 

You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house. He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night. Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn’t know her true identity as a member of the royal family.



  



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Author Annette K. Larsen I was born in Utah, part of a crazy, fun family of nine. I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ and St. Louis, MO before striking out on my own college adventure in Virginia. I decided to try my hand at writing novels after I was married and living in Idaho. I write clean romance because it’s my favorite genre, but often difficult to find.
I have Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it. I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.



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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

$50 Giveaway THE ALMOND TREE by MICHELLE COHEN CORASANTI @mcohencorasanti

Almond Tree Book CoverThe Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti 

“An epic drama of the proportions of The Kite Runner… Grabs you from the first page… A gripping and compassionate work of fiction” —Huffington Post The unforgettable story of a young Palestinian boy whose mathematical gifts allow him to escape the difficulties of life as an Arab Israeli, The Almond Tree is a beautifully crafted debut novel written by a Jewish American woman from the perspective of a Palestinian Muslim male. It is about the power of love, the price of hatred, and the possibility of redemption. Even as a young boy Ahmed Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Coming of age under Israeli martial law, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ahmed's twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family's home and possessions confiscated, and his beloved brother Abbas succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ahmed must find a way to care for his family and find a better future for himself. Gifted with a mind that can solve mathematical equations, he uses his intellect to take an inspiring journey that will lead him from his war-torn homeland to a life in America he could never have imagined for himself. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of half a century of conflict, The Almond Tree is a powerful novel that allows us to walk in one extraordinary Palestinian’s shoes and see the world through his eyes. “Corasanti’s accomplished debut novel offers a humanistic look into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...Sensitive, moving…” —Kirkus Reviews






   



Praise for The Almond Tree 

 “The story is spell-binding with universal appeal…” The Daily Star 

…a strong addition to coming of age fiction collections, highly recommended.” The MidwestBook Review 


 “…one of the most riveting books I have read… Corasanti takes a realistic premise and builds an interesting and highly believable story that only gets better as the pages fly by. While “The Almond Tree” is a fictional tale, much of it is based on the truth of what is today’s world, and as such there is also an important message located within. I highly recommend this book.” Charline Ratcliff / Rebecca’s Reads





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Author Michelle Cohen Corasanti



Michelle Cohen Corasanti received a BA from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MA from Harvard University, both in Middle Eastern Studies. A Jewish American, she lived in Israel for seven years and was married to a Palestinian Muslim for several years afterwards. Nearly a decade in the making, The Almond Tree grew out of the many stories Michelle heard and witnessed while living with Palestinians and Israeli friends and family she knew and loved in Israel and at Harvard. She currently lives in New York with her family.





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