Monday, February 17, 2014

Queen of Hearts Promo Post

It's no secret I love Alice in Wonderland retellings. And whenever I find a new one, I immediately freak out. So this is me telling you about another one else so we can freak out together. Yay!

Title: Queen of Hearts
Author: Colleen Oakes
Genre: YA, YA Fantasy, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Fairy Tale Retellings, Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
Not every fairytale has a happy ending.
This is the story of a princess who became a villain.
A Father’s Betrayal. A Kingdom with a Black Secret. A Princess Slowly Unraveling.

As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life.

When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe.

Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers shivering as Dinahs furious nature sweeps Wonderland up in the maelstrom of her wrath.

Familiar characters such as Cheshire, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter make their appearance, enchanting readers with this new, dark take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Colleen Oakes is the author of the Elly in Bloom Series and the upcoming YA fantasy Queen of Hearts Saga, both published via Sparkpress. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son. When not writing, Colleen enjoys swimming, traveling, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She is currently at work on the last Elly novel and another YA fantasy series called Wendy Darling.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Giveaway

Kindle Fire Valentines
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)


Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7" (or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash).

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1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7".

Ends 3/16/14

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Apparently, It's Valentine's Day

The title says it all.  Is it bad to say that I didn't know until just now that it was Valentine's Day? Anyways,

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why Haven't I Written Reviews?

There are a number of reasons for this important question that the few awesome people who actually pay attention to this blog will care to know about.

The short and responsible answer is that I actually haven't found a book that I didn't really enjoy in the past few months, and I find that four or five star reviews are some of the hardest to write.

I've also been working on Bibliodaze. Well, kind of.

And then there's the typical "I have so much work to do outside of this blog that I can't work on it." which is also sort of true, but the real answer is...

I'm just really lazy. I'm sorry. It's true.

I know that my resolution was to blog more, but I just kept putting it off until one day I just forgot to write a review and now I feel really bad.

But fear not, because I'm going to attempt to write more. So yay!

And, that's all. Now I'm going to go back to typing on actual reviews instead of just random posts.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Anomaly Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Today Tonya Kuper and
Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for ANOMALY, releasing in November 4, 2014!
Check out the awesome cover and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!

About the Book 
Title: ANOMALY (Schrodinger's
Consortium #1)
Author: Tonya Kuper
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: November 4, 2014
Pages: 400
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

if the world isn't what we think?
if reality is only an illusion?
if you were one of the few who could control it?

Yeah, Josie Harper didn't believe it, either, until
strange things started happening. And when this hot guy tried to kidnap her,
shouting about ultimate observers and pushing and consortiums hell-bent on
controlling the world… Well, that's when things got real. Now Josie's got it
bad for a boy who weakens her every time he's near and a world of enemies on
her tail who want to control her gift, so yeah, she's going to need more than
just her wits if she hopes to survive much longer.

Einstein never saw this coming...

About Tonya:
YA scifi author of ANOMALY,
out 11/14, Entangled Teen. Represented by Nicole Resciniti. Contributor at & Music freak. Chocolate addict.

Giveaway Details:

1 eARC of ANOMALY International
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Knight Assassin Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Today Rima Jena and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for KNIGHT ASSASSIN, releasing in March 4,2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!

About the Book
Author: Rima Jean
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014
Pages: 216

Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft.  
When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, thechildhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

Exclusive Excerpt!
Earic emerged
from behind a rosebush, his eyes glistening at her. He looked misplaced, this
broad-shouldered monk-warrior, wandering amid the blooms of an Eastern garden.
Even at night, the reds and golds and pinks were vivid and breathtaking. “Is Marguerite
well?” he asked immediately, his brow creased with concern.
Zayn frowned as
he sat beside her on the bench. “She has been better.”
“Her injury—”
“It is healing
well. It’s not her leg that ails her so much.” Zayn looked down into her lap.
How would she tell him what Marguerite should be telling him herself? This
whole situation was terribly uncomfortable. “Lady Melisende has forbidden her
from keeping your company.”
He exhaled,
looked down as well. “I thought she might.” Zayn tilted her head to look at his
profile. His hair was freshly washed and still damp, dark at the roots and
shorter than before. Gone was the baby-faced Fair Boy she remembered; the man
beside her had a network of scars on his sun-baked face and neck. His palms
were like cracked leather, and the scent of sandalwood mingled with the musk of
a man. She was surprised to find that it did not repulse her. In fact, it did
quite the opposite. She glanced away.
“She never did
approve of our friendship,” he said with a sad smile. “I was not good enough
for her daughter. And I don’t disagree—I am not good enough for Marguerite.”
“Oh, stop,”
Zayn said impatiently. “Just because you were not born into the right family
doesn’t mean you cannot be friends.”
looked at Zayn. “I suppose. But Marguerite is something special.”
Her expression
softened. “Yes. I agree.” She hesitated for a moment. “She wanted me to tell
you that no matter what, your friendship will endure.”
His smile was
like a bolt of lightning in the dark. “Of course it will. Just like ours has.”
Zayn focused
straight ahead, her blood beginning to hum. “I don’t know what you mean.”
“Zayn.” His
voice was hoarse with emotion, his hand gently brushing against hers. “I know
it’s you. I knew it was you the moment I saw you.”
“Your enemy,”
she heard herself say, turning to look at him.
His voice was barely a
whisper. “God’s bones! What have you become?”
clogged her throat, made her voice rasp. “Forget you ever met me, Earic. You
must forget. I must kill you otherwise.”
“You can try.
You won’t succeed.” He moved his hand up her arm, sending sparks throughout her
body. “I had intended to visit Monteferrand soon. I wanted…to find you.”
She shook
her head, her breath coming quickly now. “Find me? Why? You are a Templar, have
you forgotten? And I…I’m not the girl you remember, not even a shadow of her.”
“I follow
no one’s law but my own.” His face was illuminated from within. “As for the
girl from Rafaniya… She’s here, I can still see her.” He raised his hand to her
mouth and touched her lips with his forefinger.
Her every nerve
tingled in response, her brain woozy with realization. Was it possible that he
had feelings for her? In the blink of an eye, her hand flashed out, seeking his
throat. Before she could grasp him, he’d snagged her wrist in his powerful fist.
Her other hand lashed out; he stopped it as well. Her body rose in fury, but he
rose with her, twisting her forcefully against him. Locking her within his
arms, he lowered his head. “I won’t touch you, Zayn, I swear it. Please, control
your strength. I don’t want to hurt you.”
The roar abated;
her strength retreated like a falling tide. She gasped and slumped against him.
How was he so strong? She was surprised how far up she had to look to meet his
gaze. “I don’t understand. How…?”
His lips
were inches from hers. “Haven’t you realized it yet, Zayn? You and I…”
His breath
mingled with hers, intoxicating her. “What?” she managed to whisper.
than answer, he dipped his head just a fraction and touched her mouth with his.
The spark his lips ignited was so very different from the one created by her
power. A warmth spread throughout her body, turning her muscles to jelly. She
felt completely, utterly human in Fair Boy’s arms, and it was too good to be
She pulled
away abruptly, horrified. “I have to go. I can’t… You must forget about me,
Earic. Or else you put your life in danger.” Before he could reply, she turned
and hurried away, breathless with fear.

About Rima:
Rima Jean received
a degree in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. After a dismal law
school experience, she floundered a bit before accepting her calling:
storytelling. She resides in Houston with her wonderful husband and two
beautiful daughters, where she writes, edits, and dabbles in digital art.


Giveaway Details:

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Confessions of a Secret Admirer Promo Blitz

Some secrets are meant to be revealed…
Or so you’ll discover, in three sexy, unforgettable Valentine’s Day stories from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ryan and contemporary romance stars Candis Terry and Jennifer Seasons.
Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan
Rancher Grant Devane has waited for Taylor Larson’s return to Fallbrook for more than ten years. Now that the fearless beauty has come home on her terms, he’ll do anything and everything necessary to win back her heart.
Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry
Sarah Randall is tired of being invisible to the opposite sex. So when a leap of faith sends her to Sweet, Texas, and into the path of ridiculously hot Deputy Brady Bennett, she’s determined to catch his eye … even if it means staying hidden just a little bit longer.
Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons
Professional baseball player Drake Paulson can’t help wanting to know more about his cute, shy neighbor. But when he discovers her deepest secret and she flees, it’ll be up to him to win her trust—and her love—one gift at a time.
By Jennifer Ryan, Candis Terry, and Jennifer Seasons
Avon Impulse e-book; on sale: 2/4/2014
Here’s a sneak peek of a steamy secret confession from a love-struck admirer in each story!
I confess that…
“It's been ten long years, since Taylor left, and I've been planning how I'll get her back. I've got a Valentine's surprise that includes the key to my house - she already has the one to my heart.”
GRANT (Waiting for You by Jennifer Ryan)
“I went through hundreds of messages online before I found just the right ones to place in Brady’s fortune cookies. The temptation to stray to the X-rated ones was almost too much to resist.”
--SARAH (Sweet Fortune by Candis Terry)
“The way Drake Paulson fills out his baseball uniform makes me blush—in a good way.”
--BERTIE (Major League Crush by Jennifer Seasons)
Want more confessions? Click here to buy the e-book!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Milayna Cover Reveal

Release Date: 12/02/14
Spencer Hill Press

Summary from Goodreads:

From the bestselling author of PODs comes an unforgettable
tale of action, intrigue, and following your heart in the midst of betrayal.

It’s hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while.
But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn’t a choice. It’s a job
requirement. And it’s a job she can’t quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in
when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel
isn’t all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell’s demon, wants Milayna’s power and
he’ll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday,
after which she becomes untouchable.

With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends
her way. Fighting with her is Chay. He’s a demi-angel who's sinfully gorgeous
and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love...or her nemesis in disguise?

Because when she learns of a traitor in her group, there’s no one she can
trust…not even the one she loves.

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ARCs: If you’d like to request an ARC,
please use the reviewer form on
our website. ARCs will ship several months before the release date.

About the Author:

I'm a wife, mother, author, reader, although not always in that order.  I write young adult urban fantasies, science/fiction and paranormal romances and have recently started dabbling in young adult contemporary romance. Reading was one of my earliest passions, writing soon followed. I began writing seriously during college where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in accounting. Why I chose a career that frowns on creativity remains a mystery.
I’m addicted to Reese’s peanut butter cups and eat way too many while I write, have an abnormal obsession with hoodies and can’t write without one, and I hate to cook, but love to watch cooking shows on television. An unabashed romantic, I love a swoon-worthy ending that will give me butterflies for days.
I wrote my debut young adult novel, PODs, in 2011. PODs, a science/fiction, post-apocalyptic romance, will be released June 4, 2013 through the amazing Spencer Hill Press.  My second young adult title, Milayna, a paranormal romance, will release through Spencer Hill Press beginning in March 2014. Milayna is a standalone, with series potential. It’s meant to be a trilogy. The Infected, a PODs novel, will release November 2014. It is the second, and last, book in the PODs series.
I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan.  I now reside in a small community outside Houston, Texas with my incredibly supportive, not to mention gorgeous, husband, three amazing school-aged children, a 125-pound lap dog, and a snooty cat.
Keep up-to-date with my current, future projects, appearances, and fun giveaways at

I always love to hear from readers, bloggers and other authors!
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

{Cover Reveal} Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a
whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her
literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete
Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her
very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza's Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF's ex to mix and
the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what's a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza
turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her

It's too bad Austen's heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven
Minutes in Heaven. Liza's determined to find her true Austen-esque happy
ending, but if she can't trust herself instead of books, she just might end up
in her own tragic love story.

About the Author

Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.

Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.

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