Sunday, September 28, 2014

MV REVIEW: "Don't Touch Me" by Ailee [에일리 손대지마]

So this is something new to the blog and i'll be doing a music review with my sister at least once a week. Up first this week is Ailee's music video for "Don't Touch Me". Check out the video below. Then keep reading to see my verdict and plenty of gifs :D


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Rebellion by J.A. Souders [Plus INT Giveaway]

Oh yeah, this cover is KILLER! Today J.A. Souders and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for REBELLION, book 3 in the Elysium Chronicles releasing on June 5, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win the books!

NOW ONTO THE REVEAL...

Title: Rebellion
Author: J.A. Souders
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication date: June 9th, 2015
Series: The Elysium Chronicles #3
ADD ON GOODREADS & Check out Books 1 & 2 below [Linked to goodreads description]

So no official summary for the book yet so the cover is all for now. I read, reviewed, and LOVED Renegade. If you want to read it, click here. I haven't read book 2 yet but i have a copy. I just love the covers for all of the books in this series, they go well together, and go with the story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



J.A. Souders is the author of the Elysium Chronicles and lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing about the monsters under the bed, day dreaming about living in an underwater colony, and failing miserably at playing video games.

FIND MORE ON HER: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST | BLOG

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

1 winner will receive physical copies of RENEGADE AND REVELATIONS plus the eNovellas. And ASK AGAIN LATER by Liz Czukas. If you have J.A.s books already, she will do an amazon or book depository gift card of the same value. International.

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A few changes on the blog...and an update > >

Do you hear that...silence. It's been quiet around here, I've really been busy. I actually work now, go to school, AND go to church. It's pretty crazy being me right now. I LOVE being busy and just living, believe me I haven't been this happy with life since High School. Even though I never spoke about this I was REALLY depressed and it affected my life and this blog. Reading and blogging became a chore, I admit it, but that time in my life is over.

I'm ready to start over. I started reading again, not as many YA books anymore but more NA and adult books. So changes, I'll be adding adult reviews to the blog, I'll keep it clean :) I'll also be expanding the blog, since it's my little home on the net, I'll be posting reviews, discussions, spotlights on a whole slew of things; like fashion, beauty, music, I can't really just post books anymore because it does get boring to me, sorry *don't throw tomatoes at me* but I always wanted to expand and have tried but never could commit to it.

I'm actually surprised that I've been blogging so long because most of the things I do I can't stick with but blogging did. I've also been meaning to open a youtube channel and now I am with my sister, so if you want to check that out, click here, it's called M&N and it's also going to be an eclectic channel like this blog :) So it'll have books, music, fashion, and other interesting things.

Yeah so that's where I am and what I'm doing, I've thought about changing the name too but decided not to because Read-A-holicZ is my baby and it's close to my heart. So even though it won't be 100% books, i'll still keep the name. Hopefully you don't all leave me T_T Because to me everyone of you are special and when you comment it makes my heart happy. So I hope to hear from all of you all soon and know that I LOVE YOU!

That's it! Do you like the changes to the blog? Excited for them? Like the new design?
Let me know in the comments below, as always, much love - lisseth
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd [+ A GIVEAWAY]

So happy to share about a series I LOVE, i reviewed the FIRST BOOK here and now I get to spotlight book #2! Check it out and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^3^.

NOW ONTO THE POST...


Title: Iron Pendulum
Author: Megan Curd
Publisher: Self-pub
Publication date: August 28th, 2014
Series: Periodic #2
Pages: 285
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Six months ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.

But six months can change everything.

After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn't even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she's uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.

Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.

And they’re blaming Avery.

Six months can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.

FIND MORE ON HER: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | PINTEREST

EEEKKKK!!! ITS FINALLY HERE, MY FEELS EXPLAINED BY BTS's JIMIN. SO HAPPY XD

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**ENDS AUGUST 30th!**

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Dead Girl Walking by Ruth Silver [PICTURE EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!]

Hey everyone sorry for the silence but pretty busy here, but just wait,i'll be back, with tons of awesome. For now, check out the EXCERPT below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^3^ and click the banner above to see the entire blog tour schedule.

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Title: Dead Girl Walking
Author: Ruth Silver
Publisher: Patchwork Press
Publication date: April 25th, 2014
Series: Royal Reaper #1
Pages: 416
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Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret.

A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.

Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper.

She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers.

Her greatest adventure begins with death.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication.

While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

FIND MORE ON HER: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

PICTURE EXCERPT:

Just putting text on here all the time is pretty dull, so i decided to make an image teaser, enjoy!

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**ENDS SEPTEMBER 1st!**

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BLOG TOUR: Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

Hey everyone sorry for the silence but pretty busy here, but was asked to take part in this great tour. So check the EXCERPT below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

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Title: Maid of Deception
Author: Jennifer McGowan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication date: August 26th, 2014
Series: Maids of Honor #2
Pages: 416
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Love may be the most dangerous weapon of all.

Beatrice Knowles is a Maid of Honor, one of Queen Elizabeth I’s secret protectors. Known for her uncanny ability to manipulate men’s hearts, Beatrice has proven herself to be a valuable asset in the Queen’s court—or so she thinks. It has been three weeks since the Maids thwarted a plot to overthrow the Queen, and Beatrice is preparing to wed her betrothed, Lord Cavanaugh. However, her plans come to a crashing halt as rumors of a brewing Scottish rebellion spread among the court.

Beatrice’s new assignment is to infiltrate the visiting Scottish delegation using her subtle arts in persuasion. The mission seems simple enough, until the Queen pairs Beatrice with the worst of the lot—Alasdair MacLeod. Beatrice cannot help but think that the Queen is purposefully setting her up for failure. But Alasdair could be the key to unlocking the truth about the rebellion...and her heart. Caught in a web of ever ­more­ twisting lies, Beatrice must rise up among the Maids of Honor and prove what she’s known all along: in a court filled with deception and danger, love may be the deadliest weapon of all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jennifer McGowan was born in Ohio, grew up in Montana, and studied in Paris. She fell in love with the Elizabethan era as a college student and is now an unrepentant scholar of that period, happily splitting her time between the past and present.

An RWA Golden Heart Award winner and multiple finalist, Jenn is the author of the Maids of Honor series, which currently includes Maid of Secrets (2013), the novella A Thief Before Christmas, and the forthcoming novel Maid of Deception (2014).

She lives and writes in Ohio, and you can connect with her online at JenniferMcGowan.com, find her on twitter via @Jenn_McGowan, or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferMcGowan.

FIND MORE ON THEM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT: NOT AT MY WEDDING!

I stepped into the long aisle and held my head high. It was total perfection, and all according to a plan I’d labored to bring to light for the past ten years. Finally I would be married. Finally I would be respected. Finally I would be …

Safe.

We moved forward with the elegance due our rank and station in the Queen’s court, and I craned my neck this way and that, taking in the congregation that had filled Saint George’s to bursting. My gaze moved along one thick knot of admirers and over to another—many of them relatives of mine or my lord’s, but some who were nobles, even courtiers from other lands. There were Cecil and Walsingham, stiff in their proper garments. There was Rafe de Martine and the grinning band of Spaniards. There was even Lord Brighton, Sophia’s intended, who stood a bit nervously next to a serenely lovely woman I did not recognize.

And all of them were looking at me.

I nodded graciously in the midst of their open stares and bright eyes. I felt beautiful, suddenly, with my pink-gold dress, my blond hair piled up in an impossibly ornate coiffure pinned with pink roses and bits of white lace, my eyes and mouth touched delicately with careful paints. Within my chest my heart swelled until it seemed almost twice its proper size, the smile on my face now completely unabashed. I was getting married!

The whole of the court seemed to beam back at me, sharing my joy. I glanced past a particularly gorgeous nobleman I didn’t recognize, in a blue silk doublet and a short cape. Despite myself I hesitated, favoring him with a nod even as my heart fluttered a bit in my breast at the roguish glint in his eye.

That glint seemed vaguely familiar, but surely I would have remembered this young man. He was tall and fierce, with the kind of arrogance that would make him a liability in any court, particularly ours. Had the Queen invited him? Elizabeth was always looking for ways to surround herself with new men. I shook myself, realizing I was staring, but I couldn’t quite tear my eyes away. Nerves, I decided.

Then the young man grinned back at me, his gaze dropping quite obviously to fix on the moderately deep V of my wedding gown as it plunged between my breasts. I knew that look. I knew that leer. And I almost stumbled in my stride.

I wrenched my gaze away, grateful now for the near murderous grip my father had on my arm as I strode ahead, poleaxed.

This was what Meg and Jane had been grinning about, and why they’d been so eager to escort my mother into the chapel. This was what Anna and Sophia had known but had dared not tell me. This! Alasdair MacLeod was at my wedding!

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**$25 Gift Card Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) and a Grand Prize “Queen for a Day” Spa Kit!**
**ENDS SEPTEMBER 16!**

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Friday, August 1, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Branded (Sinners #1) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the EXCERPT here below and don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE BLITZ...


Title: Branded
Author: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication date: June 25th, 2014
Series: Sinners #1
Pages: 324
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Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society.

To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.

Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.

Constant darkness. Brutal and savage violence. Excruciating pain. Every day is a fight for survival.

But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole. I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

FIND MORE ON THEM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | TUMBLR | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT: CHAPTER 1

I’m buried six feet under, and no one hears my screams.

The rope chafes as I loop it around my neck. I pull down, making sure the knot is secure. It seems sturdy enough. My legs shake. My heart beats heavy in my throat. Sweat pours down my back.

Death and I glare at each other through my tears.

I take one last look at the crystal chandelier, the foyer outlined with mirrors, and the flawless decorations. No photographs adorn the walls. No happy memories here.

I’m ready to go. On the count of three.

I inhale, preparing myself for the finality of it all. Dropping my hands, a glimmer catches my eye. It’s my ring, the last precious gift my father gave me. I twist it around to read the inscription. Picturing his face forces me to reconsider my choice. He’d be heartbroken if he could see me now.

A door slams in the hallway, almost causing me to lose my balance. My thoughts already muddled, I stand waiting with the rope hanging around my neck. Voices I don’t recognize creep through the walls.

Curiosity overshadows my current thoughts. It’s late at night, and this is a secure building in High Society. No one disturbs the peace here—ever. I tug on the noose and pull it back over my head.

Peering through the eyehole in our doorway, I see a large group of armed guards banging on my neighbors’ door. A heated conversation ensues, and my neighbors point toward my family’s home.

It hits me. I’ve been accused and they’re here to arrest me.

My father would want me to run, and in that split second, I decide to listen to his voice within me. Flinging myself forward in fear, I scramble up the marble staircase and into my brother’s old bedroom. The door is partially covered, but it exists. Pushing his dresser aside, my fingers claw at the opening. Breathing hard, I lodge myself against it. Nothing. I step back and kick it with all my strength. The wood splinters open, and my foot gets caught. I wrench it backward, scraping my calf, but adrenaline pushes me forward. The voices at the front door shout my name.

On hands and knees, I squeeze through the jagged opening. My brother left through this passage, and now it’s my escape too. Cobwebs entangle my face, hands, and hair. At the end, I feel for the knob, twisting it clockwise. It swings open, creaking from disuse. I sprint into the hallway and smash through the large fire escape doors at the end. A burst of cool air strikes me in the face as I jump down the ladder.

Reaching the fifth floor, I knock on a friend’s window. The lights flicker on, and I see the curtains move, but no one answers. I bang on the window harder.

“Let me in! Please!” I say, but the lights darken. They know I’ve been accused and refuse to help me. Fear and adrenaline rush through my veins as I keep running, knocking on more windows along the way. No one has mercy. They all know what happens to sinners.

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of BRANDED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (INT)**
**One (1) winner will receive a physical copy of BRANDED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (US/Canada)**
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BOOK BLITZ (Week 2): Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid [EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the awesome excerpt here below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE BLITZ...


Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: July 29, 2014 [ON SALE NOW!!!]
Pages: 252
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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer.

He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.

FIND MORE ON HIM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

EXCERPT:

HUDSON COULD HEAR the car’s engine from blocks away. He stepped outside the garage and closed his eyes, listening, picking apart the sounds so that he would know exactly what he’d have to fix before he even popped the hood.

Standing there against the garage, listening to the still-far-off car, Hudson could forget about everything else. About school and girls and his future and whether his friends were actually jackasses or just acting like them. With his eyes closed, Hudson could reduce the world to a single engine and nothing more; a world where he could not only name every little part but knew what it was for, how it worked, how to fix it.

He opened his eyes when he heard the car’s brakes chirp as it slowed to turn into the garage. It was an old Plymouth Acclaim, the kind of car you either happily sent off to die or loved with your entire heart and refused to let go of. It had seen better days, its red paint job chipped and faded, its muffler not doing much muffling. He waved the driver forward to where he was standing. He was still identifying the car’s problems when the girl killed the engine and climbed out.

He only allowed himself a quick glance at her, knowing as soon as he saw her that she was the kind of girl who could make you think your life was not complete unless she was in it. She was a jumble of contradictions: short but with long legs, fierce green eyes but a kind expression, baby-faced but wise. She was wearing a snug, plain red T-shirt that matched her car. Her hair was down, the black locks reaching just past her chin.

“Afternoon,” she said, offering a polite smile.

He replied in kind, trying to adopt the professional tone he used with most customers. He asked her to pop the hood and then walked to the front of the car to release the latch. He meant to bury himself in work right away, but against instinct he stole another glance. How long would the memory of her face haunt him? Days? Weeks? “You having trouble with anything specific?”

“Well, not really,” she said, slipping her hands into the back pockets of her shorts, which made her posture change in a way Hudson couldn’t help but notice. The quiet world outside the garage noticed the change in her posture, the damp Mississippi air noticed, even the various grease stains spread out on the garage floor noticed. “I just got started on a road trip, and it’s making a lot of noise, so I wanted to be sure it’s in shape.”

Hudson grabbed a clean rag off a nearby shelf and checked the oil and the transmission fluid. He liked working in relative silence, nothing but the subtle sound of the cooling engine, his hands and tools on the machine. Something about this girl, though, made him chatty. “Where you goin’?”

“North,” she said. “All the way north.”

“You from around here?” He suddenly felt self-conscious about his drawl, the hitch in his vowels, the overall lackluster quality of his presence.

“Nope. You?”

He chuckled as he ran his hands around the engine, checking for cracks in belts. “Born and raised.”

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**1 signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost**
**1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag**
**1 Harlequin TEEN notebook**
**1 Let’s Get Lost sachel**
**1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag**

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Monday, July 28, 2014

BOOK BLITZ: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid [GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY!]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the guest post here below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love ^^

NOW ONTO THE BLITZ...


Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication date: July 29, 2014
Pages: 252
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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer.

He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.

FIND MORE ON HIM: WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK

GUEST POST: TOP 5 YA AUTHORS

John Green
Leslye Walton
David Levithan
Corey Whaley
E. Lockhart

In the few years since I began reading young adult novels, I’ve taken a shotgun-blast approach when choosing what to read next. Rather than focusing on one author’s work to fully explore, I’ve tried to get my hands on as many different ones as possible.

So, though I’ve only read one or two books by some of these authors, they wrote the books I most enjoyed within the genre, and am looking forward to reading more and more of their work.

Three of them I only discovered this year while traveling to book conferences, and all three of their books (Whaley’s Noggin, Lockhart’s We Were Liars, and fellow debut author Leslye Walton’s The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender) are among my favorite books overall that I’ve read in the past couple years.

NOW FOR THE *drum roll* GIVEAWAY!

**1 signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost**
**1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag**
**1 Harlequin TEEN notebook**
**1 Let’s Get Lost sachel**
**1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag**

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Friday, July 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Fire in The Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton [PLUS INT GIVEAWAY]

I'M BACK!!! Hey everyone I'll "officially" be back starting next week but wanted to post before then. I'll also come with many goodies to give away so don't forget to stop by this week and comment ;) Check the cover below and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end. Also leave me some comment love and i will give ye more gifs XD

NOW ONTO THE REVEAL...


Title: Fire in the Woods
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Publication date: September 2014
Pages: 283
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When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.

But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?

Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can't get caught.

Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can't really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.

As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she's to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Corporate Team Leader by day, and Ranting Writer by night. Jennifer M. Eaton calls the East Coast of the USA home, where she lives with her husband, three energetic boys, and a pepped up poodle.

Jennifer hosts an informational blog “A Reference of Writing Rants for Writers (or Learn from My Mistakes)” aimed at helping all writers be the best they can be.

Beyond writing and motivating others, she also enjoys teaching her dog to jump through hoops—literally.

Jennifer’s perfect day includes long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but her greatest joy is using her over-active imagination constructively… creating new worlds for everyone to enjoy.

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