BLOG TOUR: CAUGHT ON CAMERA

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour for Caught on Camera, coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: McBride Publishing Group

DATE PUBLISHED: 9th September 2016

PAGES: 193

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To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to fill in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding, it’s her big chance to take candid photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media. Then groomsman Mickey McNichol, agent to the stars, sweeps her off her feet.

Mickey’s bitter experience is that everyone in show business fakes emotions. When he falls for the stand-in bridesmaid, he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays his friends’ privacy, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.

 

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REVIEW:

 

A cute romantic comedy that reminded me of Maid in Manhattan.

This story of Rachel, a maid, who suddenly gets thrown into a world of high society during a wedding at the hotel where she works. This is a quick read that I really enjoyed reading. The dynamics between the characters was interesting to delve into, especially the interactions between Rachel and her fellow staff when she is pretending to be a rich bridesmaid at the wedding.

I laughed myself silly. This book is exactly as advertised. A quick, flirty, romantic, comedic romp in the style of Maid in Manhattan. If you like romantic comedies and loved Maid in Manhattan I recommend you give this book a go.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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Madelle completed four novels before Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. contracted to publish her debut romantic suspense, Diamond Lust—republished as Diamond Hunter—and a sexy, short free read, The Next Big Thing, in 2010.

When Madelle realized her author voice is more suited to light, humorous contemporary romance, she went waaaay back to her teen years for the Hollywood in Muskoka series setting. Madelle, her sisters, and assorted pets enjoyed idyllic summers at a lake in the District of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their top 20 Best of the World Must-see Places.

The Muskoka lakes’ forested shorelines are dotted with palatial properties owned by wealthy families and Hollywood celebrities. At sixteen, being neither rich nor famous, Madelle worked briefly as a chambermaid at the now-closed Delawana Inn, a local resort.

Madelle is retired from an engineering career in the federal public service and lives in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, with her husband. She tries to keep fit with cycling, Pilates, and yoga, and dreams of owning a waterfront cottage. Or at least a pool.

She tweets and posts on Facebook and Goodreads about Hollywood, filmmaking, Muskoka, and, of course, writing. She blogs the second Tuesday of the month at romancingthegenres.blogspot.com and occasionally on her own website.

 

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LINKS:

 

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31819835-caught-on-camera

 

Purchase:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LVZI2UO

 

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GIVEAWAY: 

 

Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN/UK)
A Muskoka T-shirt, movie clapboard, and print copy of Caught on Camera

 

To enter this giveaway, click here.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

 

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BLOG TOUR: BLOODMOON

 

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Today I am a host for the blog tour for Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet , coordinated by iRead Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: Wise Ink

DATE PUBLISHED: 21st March 2016

PAGES: 400

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Just months shy of her claiming at Carrowmore and fulfilling a centuries-old prophecy, werewolf Ashling Boru has stepped into her role as the Crimson Queen. She finally has the support of her pack and her love for Grey is stronger than ever.

But it’s not easy being queen. Ashling’s guardian, Baran, has been captured by the Dvergars, a family of evil wolves who will stop at nothing to possess Ashling’s power and destroy everything–and everyone–she loves. Ashling must unite the clans and build an army to stand against the Dvergars before it’s too late. Unfortunately, the Dvergars also have armies of the darkest creatures the world has ever known.

Shadows loom, growing ever larger as generations of pack secrets begin to unfold. Ashling’s people, the humans they protect, and Old Mother Earth herself all hang in the balance of Ashling’s choices. Will Ashling have to forsake her true love to save the world? And will she have the strength to do it?

 

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REVIEW:

 

Bloodmoon is the third novel in the Bloodmark Saga. Therefore, this review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series. To view my review of the first book, Bloodmark, click here. To view my review of the second book, Bloodrealms, click here.

This book winds up the plot that has kept me hooked over the last two books. I have enjoyed this whirlwind ride following Ashling on her assent to power in the werewolf community. The relationships in this book really drive the plot. The characters have been fleshed out from prior books and really come to life in this final volume.

The overall mythology in this book was extremely interesting and left me hungry for more, to the point where I was conducting research after the last page. The ending was absolutely perfect and I would not have it any other way. An absolutely brilliant series that I recommend you try if you love mythology and werewolves.

Blood and Chocolate meets Underworld…

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BLOG TOUR: BOND OF VENOM AND MAGIC

 

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Today I am a host for the Blog Tour of A Bond of Venom and Magic, coordinated by Xpresso Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: Smashwords

DATE PUBLISHED: 14th October 2016

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SUMMARY:

 

The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.

For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Despite her growing feelings for her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir, he remains a paradox – not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic.

As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector, or – an enemy not worthy of her trust?

A Bond of Venom and Magic is a tale of two people bound by magic and secrets, but trapped in the complexities of love and betrayal. It is the beginning of an epic journey, one that will test Diamond’s resolve and determination to battle an evil that threatens not only her world but that of Eternity, the land of The Guardians and The Goddess.

 

WRITING STYLE:

 

The writing style in this book was beautifully descriptive and flowed well. This book is told in the third person following the main character of Diamond. The world building and mythology of this book was unique and a pleasure to learn.

 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

 

The main character of Diamond begins this story with a terrible loss and the reader gets to witness how Diamond deals with this loss and with being thrust into a violent fight for survival whilst she learns about the magic she always knew was there but never fully understood. Diamond does not start off as a strong character but her development through this book is amazing.

 

THEMES:

 

Inner Strength: Diamond displays a lot of inner strength to go through the trials she must face in this book and come out the other end even a mild resemblance of the girl she once was.

Loss: Loss also plays a strong role in the development of Diamond’s character, whether it is loss of innocence or loss of a loved one.

Love: This book did not have a case of the insta-love (which many readers can find frustrating). However, there was a lot of chemistry from the get go. Sometimes I felt Diamond relying to heavily on her love interest, but I do understand this seeing as Diamond has come from a fairly sheltered upbringing an is rather naive at times.

 

OVERALL THOUGHTS:

 

This is a beautifully vivid book with brilliant world building. It is classed as a YA Fantasy book but there is some vivid battle scenes and mildly explicit language, but nothing uncommon to modern day YA books.

The romance in this book was epic for me. It was steamy and beautiful and mixed with the gritty world created in this book was absolutely amazing.

The world building was nothing less than spectacular and the descriptions of each of the characters painted a picture in my minds eye. This book started right smack bang in the middle of the action and did not slow from there.

I am amazed that this is a debut novel and am waiting on baited breath for what comes next. This is definitely a new High Fantasy to keep an eye on and I highly recommend it.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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Karen Tomlinson is the author of The Goddess and the Guardians series of Young Adult fantasy books. Book one A Bond of Venom and Magic will be released October 14th 2016.

Karen has always been an avid reader. Her taste in books is eclectic but she likes nothing better than an exciting fantasy, set in a new and magical world. She lives in Derbyshire, England, with her husband, twin girls and her dalmatian, Poppy. Karen trained as a nurse and currently works as a resuscitation and clinical skills trainer, this involves training a wide variety of health care professionals and medical students in acute patient care. In addition to writing, and reading whenever she can, Karen likes to keep active. She has been training at Shotokan karate since being thirteen, likes walking, mountain biking and (for something completely different) cake decorating. She is currently working on book two in The Goddess and the Guardians series.

About me!

As soon as I could read I spent hours getting lost in the new worlds books could give me. Spending my pocket money had to be done (obviously) but not on sweets, well, not many…I spent my money on books. Back then it was Enid Blyton’s Famous Five which sparked my young mind. I didn’t rest until I had the whole set, then I migrated to the secret seven…(there was no Harry Potter then) As a teenager I would trawl through all my mum and dad’s discarded books. It was probably highly inappropriate for a thirteen year old to be reading swoony Mills and Boon romances followed by Ian Flemming, Alistair Maclean and Wilbur Smith!
Because I read anything and everything I could get my hands on back then, I now have an eclectic taste in books. I will read anything that catches my eye and absolutely love illustrated book covers! In my late teens I discovered fantasy and that genre has stayed my firm favourite. I am and will always remain a complete sucker for a fantasy with kick ass characters and worlds steeped in magic and romance!

 

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PURCHASE LINKS:

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Bond-Venom-Magic-Goddess-Guardians-ebook/dp/B01J92LEAE/
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-bond-of-venom-and-magic-karen-tomlinson/1123805544?ean=2940153020051
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/a-bond-of-venom-and-magic/id1114129973?mt=11
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-bond-of-venom-and-magic

 

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GIVEAWAY:

 

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
3x eBook copies of A Bond of Venom and Magic

To enter this giveaway, click here.

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BLOG TOUR: WEREGIRL

 

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Today I am a host for the blog tour of Weregirl by C.D Bell.

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PUBLISHER: Chooseco

DATE PUBLISHED: 1st November 2016

PAGES: 400

 

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SYNOPSIS:

Nessa Kurland is running for her life.

D. Bell’s WEREGIRLis a fast-paced teen thriller set in Tether, Michigan, a town on the brink of shutdown since it was stripped of its resources by corporate polluter Dutch Chemical.
High school junior, Nessa Kurland, is a cross-country runner with her eyes set on one thing: a college scholarship as her one-way ticket out of Tether.
Talented teammate Cynthia Sinise invites Nessa on a nighttime run through Tether’s overgrown forest trails. But she speeds ahead, leaving Nessa alone to discover a trapped wolf. Nessa tries to free the animal but is badly bitten, seemingly ruining her hopes for a strong fall season with the cross-country team.
Instead, Nessa’s freakishly quick recovery is followed by improved running times. All her senses are heightened. Nessa has transformed.
She has become a werewolf. 
In her new state, Nessa learns there are things about Tether that powerful people want to keep hidden. Why does a Nobel Laureate work at the small-town medical clinic? Are top college athletic scouts really interested in her emerging talent? Can she trust Chayton, the motorcycle-riding guide her friends have faith in? WEREGIRL‘s Nessa must navigate her junior year and true human darkness, while making peace with her new, wild nature.

 

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REVIEW:

 

An interesting take on the werewolf mythology.

I enjoyed reading this book told in the third person focusing on Nessa who undergoes a change after being bitten. The general plot was easy to follow, however it was slow moving at times and my attention lagged in places.

I really enjoyed the complexity of the characters, especially Nessa’s links to animals and running. The mystery of the grey wolf added intrigue to the plot. There was the beginnings of a romance that I hope will be expanded upon in book two.

Hopefully, the next book will tie up some plot points that were left open ended.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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When she’s not biking the streets of Brooklyn, NY, you can find C. D. Bell writing in a decrepit RV clinging to the side of a hill in upstate New York, trying to teach herself to watercolor, or inventing her own recipes. She is a voracious reader of anything and everything fantasy, supernatural, or romance. And she swears that the monsters she often writes about are not real– at least she hopes not.

Created by a talented team of six female writers and inspired by the working tradition of television writers, C. D. Bell is a Chooseco author pseudonym developed with teen author Cathleen Davitt Bell, who has written I Remember You [Knopf 2015], among other novels for young adults.

The second installment of the WEREGIRL trilogy is already in the works.

 

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PURCHASE LINKS:

 

WEREGIRL [Chooseco LLC] will be available in hardcover and e-book formats via all online and select brick-and-mortar book retailers as of November 1, 2016. Pre-order your copy today on Amazon or the WEREGIRL website: http://weregirl.com/products/weregirl

 

Website: http://weregirl.com/

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

REVIEW: SCARLET

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PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 5th February 2013

 

PAGES: 464

 

 

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Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

Red Riding Hood has became even more kick-ass then ever before.

Marissa Meyer has done it again. This retelling of Little Red Riding Hood was epic. I loved how this story wove itself into the prior book in The Lunar Chronicles; it could easily stand on its own. Twining together fairytale retellings with the sci-fi genre lent an edge to this retelling that I have not seen in a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood before.

The general concept of the source material can be seen, but it is twisted and molded to make it something completely different and yet, somehow, familiar. Scarlet is looking for her Grandmother who has been kidnapped and must enlist the help of a street fighter from off the beaten track (Wolf). But, can she trust him, should she?

The relationship between Scarlet and Wolf had me turning the pages rapid fire in anticipation for what was to come. The hate to love relationships is one I love to read about and it was no different in this book. Wolf is the sci-fi version of the bad boy every girl wants to have and to see this trope translated into this genre was amazing.

Sporadically through the book there were scenes with Cinder and what has happened since the cliffhanger at the end of the first book. New characters are introduced and I hope I get to see more of them in future books. By basing Scarlet in a non-major and industrialized area we are able to see the trickling in of information about the events of the first book as Scarlet starts to put the pieces together.

Overall, Marissa Meyer really gets my love of fairytales and has created an amazing world in this series that I cannot wait to explore further in the future books in The Lunar Chronicles series.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

UNBOXING: NOVEMBER THE YA CHRONICLES

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I have received my November box for The YA Chronicles and it is time to unbox it.

The theme for this month was:

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WELCOME TO WONDERLAND

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Upon opening the box this is what you see.

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The first item in this box is two magnetic bookmarks from Read and Wonder.

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The next item is a special blend of tea from West End Tea Co.

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Next is this heart shaped tea strainer.

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The final item before the book was this recommendation poster of different YA retellings.

The book this month is Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I am looking forward to reading this one.

Each month a spoiler card…

and custom bookmark is included.

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That is it for Novembers The YA Chronicles box. I love the bookmarks and will be trying the tea really soon. If you would like further information on this Australian Bookish Subscription Box, click here.

Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BLOG TOUR: BLOODREALMS

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Today I am a host for the blog tour of Bloodrealms by Aurora Whittet, coordinated by iRead Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: Wise Ink

DATE PUBLISHED: 31st October 2014

PAGES: 400

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Werewolf princess Ashling Boru’s eighteenth birthday is only a year away, which means that she only has twelve months before she is claimed and fulfills her prophecy to unite the packs and lead her people. Her father decrees that her four suitors must fight in the Bloodrealms, the werewolves’ ancient underground fighting world, and the winner will have King Boru’s choice to win Ashling’s hand. The wolf laws are rigid and barbaric, and Ashling’s illicit love for Grey, if discovered, will mean his death. But when Ashling and Grey get trapped in the blood-soaked depths of the Bloodrealms, they find ancient horrors far greater than Ashling’s father’s rule.

With betrayal around every corner and old nemeses set to destroy Ashling, she is more divided than ever between the destiny she didn’t choose and the love that she did. To make matters worse, her decision will not only set the course of her future, but the future of her entire race.

 

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REVIEW:

 

Bloodrealms is the second novel in the Bloodmark saga. Therefore, there may be some unintentional spoilers within this review for the first book, Bloodmark. To view my review of Bloodmark, click here.

We all talk about the love triangle, in Bloodrealms there is something like a love pentagon going on. Ashling is a werewolf princess and therefore must suffer multiple prospective romantic interests when she favours one in particular. The bloody and savage fight for Ashlings hand is waiting over everyones head through the book.

Werewolf politics and the intricacies of the werewolf world, in particular the sexist qualities of the world were particularly interesting to me. I am really interested in this series and loving every page. The protagonist of Ashling is displayed as a capable and strong feminine character who has the ability to protect herself. The dynamics of the different characters and their relationships to Ashling kept me intrigued through the fast paced plot.

The Selection meets Underworld.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

 

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Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BLOG TOUR: THE PERFECT TEAR

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Today I am a host for the blog tour of The Perfect Tear by Connie Lansberg, coordinated by iRead Book Tours.

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PUBLISHER: Shooting for Success LLC DBA Rockit Press

DATE PUBLISHED: 15th December 2015

PAGES: 326

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Eleanor is a singer. Her songs keep nature in balance, but when they are stolen from her, a grey mist descends and her world fails to thrive. This timid orphan is thrust into a course of action she never asked for, nor envisioned. Set against a backdrop of abandonment, loss and betrayal, she must find her way through strange and dangerous landscapes in her desperate search for the Perfect Tear, a dark crystal which holds the future of her world. But, Eleanor is no savior. She is a simple girl with strong instincts and she must learn to trust them. Just like the notes of song must connect to create a melody, Eleanor must discover the connections needed to create the harmony required to truly save her world.

Buy the Book:

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

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REVIEW:

A unique and beautiful story.

 

The Perfect Tear centred around Eleanor and her connection to Earth and Tsera and the power of song. I wouldn’t say this was a book I couldn’t put down, the overall plot and flow of the story worked really well but it took me quite a while to really gel with the story.

 

I would have liked more interactions between the romantic interests. The idea of insta-love is overridden by the time jump, in which the relationship develops. The settings combined a medieval-esque fantasy Earth and an inter-dimensional supernatural world.

 

Overall, this was an enjoyable book linking song and a protagonist who is thrown into the middle of something that is much bigger than anything in her previously small world.  If you enjoy a protagonist who gets thrust into a supernatural wold, magical objects and a mission to save the world I suggest you give The Perfect Tear a try.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Connie Lansberg is a singer/songwriter, scriptwriter and now author with the publication of her first book The Perfect Tear. Connie studied script writing at AFTR and has had songs placed in major Australian TV series. She has just complete an album of songs connected to the book and will be performing these live at her weekly jazz gig in Melbourne.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

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GIVEAWAY: 

Prizes:

Win The Perfect Tear Prize Package which includes an ebook copy of The Perfect Tear, a song download and original digital artwork by Francesca Baerald (open int’l) 15 winners
Ends Dec 3

 

To enter this giveaway, click here.

 

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BLOG TOUR: A FANTASTIC MESS OF EVERYTHING

 

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Today I am a host for the blog tour of A Fantastic Mess of Everything by Beck Medina. This blog tour is being coordinated by YA Bound Book Tours.

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A Fantastic Mess of Everything

by Beck Medina
Genre: NA Contemporary
Release date: August 14th 2016

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Millie Alvarez is a college senior with dreams of being a best selling science fiction writer like her favorite author, sci-fi mastermind Luke Danielson. She fantasizes about dating Rod, her handsome, young writing professor, who has a fan base of his own.

Of course no one knows this but her two best friends, Fran and Mike. In the real world, Millie is anything but a success. She always gets casted in the worst roles in her college’s musical productions, has a single subscriber to her writing blog, and struggles to be with anyone but Fran and Mike. She even avoids meeting Trent, an exchange student from London who matches with her on the dating app Charmed. Sam always wants to hang out with Millie, but he isn’t her type; he’s too skinny and happy and won’t stop asking Millie about all her favorite things.

But things spiral out of Millie’s control when Fran moves out of their dorm room to live with her sister and her estranged dad won’t stop calling her to make amends. To top it all off, the pain inside of Millie’s chest is worsening. Millie must decide if she’s ready to face everything head on. Can she do it? Is she stronger than she thinks she is? All Millie knows is that her life is one big mess that she cannot seem to escape.

 

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REVIEW: 

 

An interesting contemporary read about growing up and moving on with life.

 

This book is told in the third person from the perspective of Millie who is trying to get through college and get her manuscript read. The friendships and Millie’s emotional connections with others within this book was one of the most enjoyable parts for me. I did feel the story begin to lag in parts and I needed to focus and push through. I am glad I did though, this book was interesting and, as I said before I enjoyed the character relationships and character development immensely.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

Beck Medina is a writer and comedy performer residing in Los Angeles. She can be seen performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with Geraldo, her all-Latino comedy group.

 

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LINKS:

 

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Story Cartel

 

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Author Links:

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

BOOK TOUR: THE BAD BOY BARGAIN

 

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Today I am a host for the blog tour of The Bad Boy Bargain. This blog tour is coordinated by Chapter By Chapter Blog Tours.

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The Bad Boy Bargain by Kendra C. Highley

Publication Date: November 14, 2016

Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush

 

 

 

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Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

 

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

 

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

 

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

 

Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses…and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.

 

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REVIEW:

 

 

Bargains struck for vengeance sake… what could possibly go wrong?

 

This is a YA contemporary romance that delivers on everything you expect. This book is told in the third person from the alternating perspectives of Faith and Kyle whose paths have never crossed, except for when they strike a bargain to see pay back on a common foe. Reputations can be deceiving. The development of these two characters and their relationship was heartwarming and any book that can link in musical theatre has me hooked.

A thoroughly enjoyable read about two unlikely friends who become so much more. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light hearted read based in high school. When you need a lovely little contemporary or something to get you out of your reading slump I recommend you give The Bad Boy Bargain a try. 10 Things I Hate About You meets Morgan Matson.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.

 

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Purchase Links:

 

Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Boy-Bargain-Kendra-Highley-ebook/dp/B01M7TPAAZ?tag=entangpublis-20&link_code=ur2&creative=9325&camp=211189

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Amazon.ca – http://www.amazon.ca/Bad-Boy-Bargain-Kendra-Highley-ebook/dp/B01M7TPAAZ?tag=entangpublis-20&link_code=ur2&creative=9325&camp=211189

 

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