Sunday, October 13, 2019

FallintoMangaLove TBR

#FallintoMangaLove
Oct 12-13


Twitter Link to Readathon:
https://twitter.com/MangaLoveReads

Hosted by: Shaegeeksout

The TBR

Yona of the Dawn v.1
Snow White with the Red Hair v.1
Witchcraft Works v.2-3
Claymore v.1
Fire force v.1-2
The Ancient Magnus' Bride v.9 -10
The Promised Neverland v.1
Demon Slayer v.1 

If I finish these I'll grab some more! :)
#mangalove  #fallintomangalove

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Dorothy In the Land of Monsters Blog Tour



Dorothy In the Land of Monsters
Garten Gevedon
(Oz ReVamped, #1)
Publication date: October 11th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult



Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!
My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.
When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.
They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds. 
With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.

About the Author:

Garten Gevedon lives in New York City with her family. She’s a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. You can visit her online at www.gartengevedon.com


The Tour:




Friday, October 11, 2019

THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA Tour



THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA Tour Assets

About the Book

Title: THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA

Author: Julia Drake

Pub. Date: October 1, 2019

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 400





The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer.



But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.



Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece-the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century.



She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes-and the bridges she builds along the way-may be the start of something like survival.



Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.



About Julia:

Julia Drake grew up outside Philadelphia. As a teenager, she played some of Shakespeare's best heroines in her high school theater program and their stories would stay with her forever. She received her BA in Spanish from Williams College, and her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she also taught writing to first-year students. She currently works as a book coach for aspiring writers and teaches creative writing classes for Writopia Lab, a nonprofit that fosters love of writing in young adults. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and their rescue rabbit, Ned.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads





Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA, US Only.



Rafflecopter link:






Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/1/2019- Twirling Book Princess- Excerpt

10/2/2019- BookHounds YA- Excerpt

10/3/2019- Wonder Struck- Review

10/4/2019- Dazzled by Books- Review



Week Two:

10/7/2019- The Layaway Dragon- Review

10/8/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads- Review

10/9/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt

10/10/2019- Southern Girl Bookaholic- Review

10/11/2019- Fyrekatz Blog- Review



Week Three:

10/14/2019- Jena Brown Writes - Review

10/15/2019- Fire and Ice- Review

10/16/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

10/17/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review

10/18/2019- Portrait of a Book- Review



Week Four:

10/21/2019- The Pages In-Between- Review

10/22/2019- Lisa Loves Literature- Excerpt

10/23/2019- Two points of interest- Review       

10/24/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review

10/25/2019- Nerdophiles- Review



Week Five:

10/28/2019- Novel Nerd Faction- Review

10/29/2019- Book-Keeping- Review

10/30/2019- Eli to the nth- Review

10/31/2019- That Georgia Gypsy- Review


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Academy of the Elites Blog Tour


ACADEMY OF THE ELITES Tour 
About the Book
Title: ACADEMY OF THE ELITES (Untamed Magic #1)
Author: Alexis Calder
Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Alexis Calder
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 139
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

My name is Raven Winters and I’m a mage. Who the hell knew? 
When I somehow summon fire in an act of self defense, I’m given two choices by the magic cops: attend some stuck-up magic school, or go to magic jail. 
Well, shit. There go my plans for the next year. Apparently, I have Untamed Magic, whatever the hell that means. And I’ve got a year to get it under control at this magic academy that’s basically a finishing school for the elite. Everyone here is somebody important. And rich. Except for me. 
Which paints quite the target on my back. Being the token poor kid is bad enough. Throw in that I somehow form a mating bond with four of the school’s most eligible bachelors. Oh yeah, and add in the fact that someone is trying to kill me. FML.
Scroll up and one-click this steamy, action packed reverse harem romance. 

Upcoming Release Dates for Academy of Elites:
Untamed Magic: October 1, 2019
Broken Magic: November 2019
Fated Magic: December 2019
Publisher’s Note: Academy of the Elites is a reverse harem fantasy series meant for mature readers who want action, magic, and steam.

About Alexis:
Alexis Calder writes sassy heroines and sexy heroes with a sprinkle of sarcasm. She lives in the Rockies and drinks far too much coffee and just the right amount of wine.

Facebook | Amazon Author Page | BookBub |  Goodreads



Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Rafflecopter link:

Blog Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/30/2019- BookHounds YA- Excerpt
9/30/2019- Wonder Struck- Review

10/1/2019- Lifestyle of Me- Review

10/2/2019- A Gingerly Review- Review
10/2/2019- Polish & Paperbacks- Review

10/3/2019- Fire and Ice- Review
10/3/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review

10/4/2019- Read. Eat. Love.- Review
10/4/2019- Bookriot- Review

Week Two:
10/7/2019- Smada's Book Smack- Review
10/7/2019- book briefs- Review

10/8/2019- Sophie Reads YA- Review
10/8/2019- Shelf-Rated- Review

10/9/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt
10/9/2019- Fyrekatz Blog- Review

10/10/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review
10/10/2019- EatingbetweenthelinesINC- Review

10/11/2019- Writer of Wrongs- Review
10/11/2019- Books_andPoetrii- Excerpt 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

October Readathons - Hocus Pocus

Heavens protect me, this October I have around 11 readathons I'm joining in to... hopefully I'll use these books I have in other readathons thru out the month!



Hocus Pocus 
Oct 1-13
Team: The Undead (co-host)

Group Book: Serpent and Dove/ Hocus Pocus

1. Zombies, Graveyards and Cats. Oh my! Read a book with a non-human main character. (5pts)
    - Bunnicula
2. The Graveyard is especially spooky on Halloween night. Read a spooky atmospheric book. (5pts)
    - Bird Box
3. Winifred Sanderson raises you from the dead. Read a book that brings someone back from the dead. (5pts)
    - Hocus Pocus
4. Catch those kids, but don't lose your head! Read a random book from your TBR. (5pts)
    - trading prompts
5. Not all Undead are monsters. Read a book with paranormal or supernatural elements. (5pts)
    - The Babysitter's Coven
6. Help your team stand up to Winifred Sanderson. Read the Group Read. (10pts)
7. Celebrate by watching the movie. (15pts)

Team Goal: Help defeat the Sanderson Sisters and enjoy your eternal rest (50pts)
Strengths: You can switch your prompt with another team's prompt.
    - Switching challenge 4 with Sanderson's challenge 1
       1. Potions, Spells, and Enchantments. Read a book with a Witchy Main Character. (5pts)
           - The Book of Shadows




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Friday, September 20, 2019

The Lady and the Highwayman - Spotlight


Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school in 1830s Victorian London. She is also a well-respected author of ”silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories--the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Charles King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats, intelligent detectives solving grisly murders, and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks.
Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Charles King started taking all of his readers. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the social and political causes of their working-class readers. The group knows King could be an asset with his obvious monetary success, or he could be the group’s undoing as King’s readership continues to cut into their profits.
Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. What neither author anticipated was the instant attraction, even though their social positions dictate the impossibility of a relationship.
For the first time Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line. Grab yourself a copy!

My Review: This turned into a spotlight for reasons... not going to say but I myself couldn't get into the book but you might!

About: Sarah M. Eden is a USA Today Bestselling author of witty and charming historical romances, including Foreword Review’s 2013 “IndieFab Book of the Year” gold medal winner for Best Romance, Longing for Home, as well as 2014 Whitney Award winner for "Best Novel of the Year," Longing for Home: Hope Springs. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances set against rich historical backdrops. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library. Sarah lives with her husband, kids, and mischievous dog in the shadow of a snow-capped mountain she has never attempted to ski. 

Sarah is represented by Pam Victorio at D4EO Literary Agency.​ Taken from her website!  
Also go to Shadow Mountain Publishing!

Friday, September 13, 2019

CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE Blog Tour



CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE ASSETS
About the Book:
Title: CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE
Author: Glynnis Fawkes
Pub. Date: September 24, 2018
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 112
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindleAmazon PaperbackB&NiBooksKoboTBD

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!--I have as much soul as you,--and full as much heart!

Charlotte BrontΓ«'s Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?


Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a deep cultivation of skill, and immense personal hardship and tragedy. Charlotte, like her sisters Emily and Anne, was passionate about her work. She sought to cast an empathetic lens on characters often ignored by popular literature of the time, questioning societal assumptions with a sharp intellect and changing forever the landscape of western literature.


With an introduction by Alison Bechdel, Charlotte BrontΓ« before Jane Eyre presents a stunning examination of a woman who battled against the odds to make her voice heard.



My Review: Coming soon! Need to get the book, so this is a spotlight at the moment!


About Glynnis:
I'm an cartoonist and illustrator living in Burlington, VT.

My most recent book is Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre, Center for Cartoon Studies Presents series, will be published in September 2019 by Disney/Hyperion. Also in September, Secret Acres will publish Persephone’s Garden, a collection of autobiographical comics that have appeared in the New Yorker and other places.

I began working on excavations as illustrator in 1998 and have worked on sites in Greece, Crete, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Syria, and Lebanon.  I continue to work in Greece every year.   My illustrations have been published in several books and many articles.  

Many of my personal comics reflect a career in archaeology and family life.  Greek Diary is about working on a dig and traveling with children.  My drawings about my children were published regularly on Muthamagazine.com  and were nominated for an Ignatz Award at the Small Press Expo in 2016.

Another project, Alle Ego, is about my first trip to Greece and how it launched my work in the direction of archaeology.  A draft of this book won the MoCCA Arts Festival Award in NY in 2016.  I drew most of it during a residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, and I plan to return to work on this book in the future.

I’m currently working on a middle grade adventure set after the eruption of Thera in Late Bronze Age Greece.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest |  Tumblr | Goodreads



Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive signed finished copies of CHARLOTTE BRONTE BEFORE JANE EYRE, US Only. And not signed by the author.

Rafflecopter link:


http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e2389ba2974/?

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/2/2019- Odd and BookishExcerpt
9/3/2019- Country Road ReviewsExcerpt
9/4/2019- dwantstoreadReview
9/5/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt
9/6/2019- Lifestyle Of MeReview

Week Two:
9/9/2019- Christen Krumm, Writer, Reader, Serious Coffee Drinker- Review
9/10/2019- Careful of BooksReview
9/11/2019- Character Madness and MusingsExcerpt
9/12/2019- FictitiouswonderlandReview
9/13/2019- Fyrekatz BlogReview

Week Three:
9/16/2019- Little Red ReadsExcerpt
9/17/2019- Book-KeepingReview
9/18/2019- Life of a Simple ReaderExcerpt
9/19/2019- Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews- Excerpt
9/20/2019- Inspired by Savannah- Review

Week Four:
9/23/2019- History from a Woman’s PerspectiveReview
9/24/2019- Wishful EndingsExcerpt
9/25/2019- Just Another ReaderReview
9/26/2019- Jade Writes BooksReview
9/27/2019- Rants and Raves of a BibliophileReview

Week Five:
9/30/2019- two points of interestReview