Monday, May 14, 2018

I'm Going to #BookBonanza



Book Bonanza is just over two months away and I feel like I can finally give in to my excitement about attending. I've known that I would attend since last July, but it felt so far away that I didn't give in . But Now. Well now, it's just two months away and I am SO READY FOR THIS!! I will FINALLY get to meet Jessica Park!! This is YEARS in the making. And I'll get to catch up with some favorites too - like Heidi McLaughlin and Danielle Pearl.

With over 130 authors signing and more attending as guests, it's going to be a little crazy!!

Just check out all of these participating authors!!
Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookbonanza18/
Other authors I hope to see:
(in no particular order and I'm sure the list will get longer as the weekend gets closer)

Rebecca Donovan, Colleen Hoover, J. Daniels, Tillie Cole, Helena Hunting, Mia Sheridan, Renee Carlino, Corinne Michaels, Nicole Williams, Mariana Zapata, K.A. Tucker, Elliot Wake, Dina Silver, Tammara Webber, Tiffanie DeBartolo, Sarina Bowen, JB Salsbury, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Kami Garcia, Monica Murphy, Amy Harmon, AL Jackson, and Rachel Higginson.

Over the next 2 months I'm going to read and listen to as many books by these authors as I can and will feature their books and share some of my reviews up until the big day.

And just as excited as I am to see and meet these authors, I can't wait to catch up with my reader friends - some who I will meet in person for the first time!

Are you going to Book Bonanza? 
If you are, who are some authors you are looking forward to meeting?  I'd love to know. 
Just leave a comment below.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Cover Reveal: GHOSTGIRL by JB Salsbury

COMING SOON 

from JB Salsbury

GHOSTGIRL






About the book:

She was brainwashed to believe she could save mankind.

Now she’s the one who needs saving.

Three years ago Milo Vega was abandoned with his two younger brothers and placed into foster care. Now a twenty-year-old high school senior, covered in gang tattoos, and the school’s janitor, his life is vastly different from the one he was destined for.

When another foster joins the family, this one from the psychiatric facility, Milo is skeptical. A rare genetic condition makes her unlike any girl he’s ever seen and he wants nothing to do with the one he calls Ghostgirl.

Despite his reluctance, his protective instincts flare when she enrolls in school and eventually an unlikely friendship grows between them. When a tragic event snaps her fragile psyche Milo is faced with the possibility of never seeing her again.

Unless he risks it all to save her.



Release Date: June 19th, 2018
Amazon pre-order: https://amzn.to/2rpQCdC

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Spotlight On: ROADIE by Denise Jaden


ROADIE
by Denise Jaden
Genre: YA Contemporary (with romantic suspense elements)
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018


Blurb:

She's not welcome.

Guarded and angry at humanity, Kass has nowhere to go for the next three weeks. She recoils from Eli's gentle patience, while accepting his not-quite invitation to join their band tour. He gets her, though, and he is the only person to ever make it past her cutting back talk.

But she’s a life-hardened punk who won't get along with the rest of the band. He’s a sensitive guitar player. Sparks will fly as they try to meet in the middle on their rock and roll road trip.
Roadie, Track Two in a new upper YA Series, features page-turning band drama, sizzling romance, and nuanced characters. If you like Rainbow Rowell and Gayle Forman, you’ll love Denise Jaden’s new series.

Buy Roadie today and hit the road with some unforgettable characters.



Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo 2007 and she loves talking with writers and students alike about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas Kerril, and Avalanche. Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing with a Heavy Heart, Fast Fiction, and Story Sparks. In her spare time, she homeschools her son, acts with the Vancouver film industry, and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe. Find out more at denisejaden.com.

Author Links:
Buy Links:
Pusher (Pre-Order): https://amzn.to/2JJh8p7

  

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER - Review and Giveaway





NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER
by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 160
Source: Publisher









DESCRIPTION
In the spirit of Post Secret and Other People's Love Letters, a collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore three years ago in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they put out a typewriter for anyone to use. They had no idea what to expect. Every day, people of all ages sit down at the public typewriter. Children perch atop grandparents, both sets of hands, young and old, hovering above the metal keys: Dear Gramma, I LOVE YOU.... Others walk in alone on Friday nights and type confessionals: I will find someone someday. And some just leave funny asides for the next person who sits down: I dislike people, misanthropes, irony, and ellipses ... and lists too. 

Now in NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER Michael and acclaimed author and illustrator Oliver have combined these notes with essays and photos, resulting in a beautiful, four color gift book. It's a love letter to independent bookstores and a warm, loving portrait of a community that brings to life the magic of these beautiful, funny, inspiring, and sometimes even heartbreaking messages.

MY THOUGHTS

"Ink lasts."

There's a certain kind of magic contained a bookstore and the owners of Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan added another tool to create that magic - a typewriter. Visitors to the store were free to share their words - both profound and silly. The owner collected many of the typings and present them in this book. 

NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER is a touching tribute to visitors, to readers, to all of us that have something to say  - our confessions, our secrets, our admissions, and just the random thoughts that we need to get out.
The book is filled with photographs and actual quotes from the writers arranged in collections with titles like Impressions, Catharsis, On Mystery, and Lost & Found.

From Catharsis

"The most poignant notes are found on rainy Saturday nights. Notes on sobriety. Notes on divorce. Notes on loneliness. I don't judge; I replenish the paper." (page 119)


A Favorite Note

"Maybe one day we will write
enough books and read enough words 
to understand each other.

I hope."
(page 69)

What I love most about this book is that it reminds us that we're not alone. Our words matter.
NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER lovely book to gift to a friend or even, give it to yourself.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Gustafson is the co-owner of Literati Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and Literati Bookstore co-owner, Hilary.

Oliver Uberti is an award-winning graphic designer and was Senior Design Editor at National Geographic before turning to books. He is the co-author and designer of two books published by Penguin in the UK, London: The Information Capital (2014) and Where the Animals Go (2016). He lives in Los Angeles.

FACEBOOK: @LiteratiBookstore
INSTAGRAM: @literatibookstore


ENTER THIS TWITTER GIVEAWAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF 
NOTES FROM A PUBLIC TYPEWRITER

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's Release Day!! ROADIE by Denise Jaden


ROADIE
by Denise Jaden
Genre: YA Contemporary (with romantic suspense elements)
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018



Blurb:
She's not welcome.

Guarded and angry at humanity, Kass has nowhere to go for the next three weeks. She recoils from Eli's gentle patience, while accepting his not-quite invitation to join their band tour. He gets her, though, and he is the only person to ever make it past her cutting back talk.

But she’s a life-hardened punk who won't get along with the rest of the band. He’s a sensitive guitar player. Sparks will fly as they try to meet in the middle on their rock and roll road trip.

Roadie, Track Two in a new upper YA Series, features page-turning band drama, sizzling romance, and nuanced characters. If you like Rainbow Rowell and Gayle Forman, you’ll love Denise Jaden’s new series.

Buy Roadie today and hit the road with some unforgettable characters.




Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith, was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo 2007 and she loves talking with writers and students alike about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough, Foreign Exchange, A Christmas Kerril, and Avalanche. Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing with a Heavy Heart, Fast Fiction, and Story Sparks. In her spare time, she homeschools her son, acts with the Vancouver film industry, and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe. Find out more at denisejaden.com.

Author Links:

Buy Links: 
Pusher (Pre-Order): https://amzn.to/2JJh8p7


  

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Review: A PROM TO REMEMBER by Sandy Hall






A PROM TO REMEMBER
by Sandy Hall
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Published by Swoon Reads
Pages: 320
Source: XPresso Book Tours
Purchase Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo





Synopsis


Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it. In this heart-warming novel, Swoon Reads star, Sandy Hall, explores a classic high school celebration, capturing every relatable and hilarious teen milestone along the way.

Cora: Dating Perfect Boyfriend Jamie. Has NO IDEA how to break up with him…

Paisley: Anti-prom. Somehow nominated her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king…

Henry: Hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. SEND HELP!

Otis: Half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room…

Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn’t know.

Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to meet the mysterious girl who’s been leaving him notes…

Jacinta: Unnamed Nerd Girl #3. Determined to become the star of her own life, starting with prom…

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, A Prom to Remember, from Sandy Hall (author of A Little Something Different), is a funny and cinematic look at the biggest dance of every high schooler’s life.


My Thoughts

One of the main reasons I like to read young adult books as an adult is I like stories that take me back to that age and the time in my life A PROM TO REMEMBER does just that and it’s probably why I liked it so much. A PROM TO REMEMBER is fun and sweet and endearing.

I decided to read A PROM TO REMEMBER because I wanted to read a story about prom during “prom season”. This book is more about what happens leading up to the prom, but it was exactly what I wanted. And while I do like a story told from multiple perspectives, it took me a little while to get all of the characters straight in my head and remember their friends and how all of the side characters were connected. (Honestly I think this was more about the e-book format than anything else). And the characters are distinct enough with their own personalities that they become memorable.

As someone who went to the prom the last 3 years of high school (I was invited my freshman year, but my date stood me up, so yeah that happened) the characters’ experiences were relatable - the excitement and the anxiety and the idea that it is a rite of passage. Each experience was different for me as it was for Cora, Paisley, Henry, Otis, Lizzie, Cameron, and Jacinta, but I could identify with almost every one of them - especially Lizzie and Jacinta.

I loved the humor and the friendships and the interconnectedness of the characters. For some, prom is everything - the highlight of high school, but for others it’s just a good time to be with your friends. And I like the idea of everyone going to have a good time and making memories and celebrating the most.

A PROM TO REMEMBER is a good time. It was an amusing read and a fun way to reminisce.




Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from the XPresso Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

AUTHOR BIO:



I’m a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I’m not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.




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Monday, April 23, 2018

It's Release Day!! LIE TO ME by Natasha Preston

 

We are so excited to be sharing the release of #1 New York Times bestselling author Natasha Preston's LIE TO ME with you today. 

LIE TO ME is a brand new standalone contemporary romance lovers won't want to miss--be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About LIE TO ME

At nineteen, Savannah Dean escaped her family, leaving behind a note and the people who caused her so much pain. Now, she lives on her own and keeps to herself. At nineteen, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him, leaving him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women. Now, he lives on his own and shares himself with nearly every pretty thing that walks by but only for one night. When Savannah and Kent meet, they can’t stand each other. Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars. And Savannah has nothing but secrets. Add LIE TO ME to your Goodreads TBR here!  

Grab your copy of LIE TO ME today!

         

Don't miss Natasha Preston's other contemporary romance reads!


Broken Silence - https://amzn.to/2qJkVvh
Players, Bumps & Cocktail Sausages - https://amzn.to/2EYfUmV
Reliving Fate - https://amzn.to/2HA4rPK
Second Chance - https://amzn.to/2F160kp
With the Band - http://amzn.to/2EiIcgG
 

About NATASHA PRESTON



UK native Natasha Preston grew up in small villages and towns. She discovered her love of writing when she stumbled across an amateur writing site and uploaded her first story and hasn’t looked back since. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, gritty Young Adult thrillers and, of course, the occasional serial killer. Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

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