Monday, July 31, 2017

Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros

 
Hello Readers! Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for
Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Apolydoros!
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Congratulations Aden!
 
 
Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.
Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?
In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass...
Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros Publication Date: August 1, 2017 Publisher: Entangled Teen
 
 
 
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
 
 
 
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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Sink (Mermaid Royalty #1) by M.E. Rhines


Sink
M.E. Rhines
(Mermaid Royalty #1)
Publication date: July 31st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment—or worse—so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to the mermaids of Atargatis, Pauline realizes she can stay silent no more.
Determined to end the queen’s dark tradition, Pauline goes along on a search for shipwreck survivors, secretly planning to free them. But things get complicated when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to one of the men. Before she realizes what’s happening, she has kissed him—and a kiss from a mermaid is not without consequences. Now Pauline will have to risk everything if she is to save the young man and thwart the queen’s dark plans…
EXCERPT:
My eyes widened, my heart hammering against my rib cage. A fear I didn’t understand tugged at my tailfin, like an anchor had been tied to its end. I sank against the wall of our pirated vessel and watched the chaos as it unfolded in slow motion.
Gene laughed at something my sister said just before it hit him. His smile fell in an instant as soon as the sudden deadening feeling pummeled into his chest. He dropped the plate and held out his hand. From my experience with Beaked Sea Snake, he was seeing double the fingers.
A fogginess washed over his eyes. He reached out for Fawna for just a second before his arms fell to his sides, limp and useless. Then, his human legs gave out from under him. A loud crack sounded as his knees made impact with the hard floor of the ship.
When he finally fell backward, my sister stood over his paralyzed body with a shameless, cruel smirk that gave me the chills. My mother, hovering well above me, nodded her approval with a warm, glowing pride showing on her face.
I looked around, expecting to see the same shocked expression I wore among my clan. But not one jaw was dropped. Every one of them watched with tense, excited eyes. They looked like bloodthirsty demons from where I was sitting.
“Mother,” I whispered. “What’s going on?”
She didn’t hear me.
“My Queen,” someone shouted from below. “What are your orders?”
Mother took in a long, powerful breath and shouted, “Air him out.”
I gasped, disbelief shuddering through me. “Mother,” I screamed. “Mother, you can’t!”
My protests were drowned out by the unified battle cry that erupted from every member of our clan. Angelique dropped her guitar, dashing for Gene with two other mermaids close behind.
I rushed for him, but Mother grabbed my arm with bruising fingers.
“Let me go,” I demanded.
Even through the screeching cheers below, I could hear Mother’s teeth grinding. “Don’t make a scene.”
I stilled, having every intention to stay put and comply, as usual. But then, I caught a glimpse of Gene’s face. While his muscles were tight and immobile, his eyes were filled with a conscious terror. They pleaded with me from across the ship, begging me to save him.
Before I could stop myself, I twisted my arm out of Mother’s grasp and swam to him, hoping to talk some sense into my sister before she did something terrible.
It was no use. I couldn’t reach them. They had too much of a head start. All I could do was watch as they snatched the helpless human and dragged his lifeless body up, up, and up until…
Bubbles sprayed all around them as they held Gene’s head and neck above water, but kept their own gills safely submerged. Even if he had working legs to thrash and fight with, he would be outmatched. Our tails treaded water in a way a human’s boney appendages couldn’t come close to.
He was in our world, by no choice of his own. We brought him down here against his will, and now that he was a part of it, my mother was sending him back home to die.
The gills would not disappear. They would only struggle for a short while before giving up to the heat of the land above. Gene’s chest moved in and out, in faster but shallower spurts.
I kicked my tail harder. Just as he came into my reach, he took one final gulp of air from his own world, and the movement stopped.
Mother had killed him.


Author Bio:
ME Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband.
She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and
nonsense is necessary.
She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: All Things New by Lauren Miller


Title: All Things New

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Lauren Miller

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary and Mental Health

Publication Date: August 1st 2017 by Three Saints Press

Format: E-Arc

Source:  I received this book on Netgalley in exchanged for an honest review. 


Rating:






Jessa has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble—now she looks as shattered as she feels.

Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, where she meets Marshall, a boy whose kindness and generous heart slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world—a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.

ALL THINGS NEW is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world, perfect for fans of ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.







*** I received this book through netgally in exchanged for an honest review. Thank you to Three Saints Press for giving me the opportunity too read and review All Things New! ***

I know not every reader is going to love this book and I can understand why, but I absolutely loved and enjoy this book so much. Jessa is broken in the inside with her anxiety attacks causing a lot of problems in her life, with her family, friends, boyfriend and her parents especially towards her dad who she does mistreat him until half way through the book. But let me just start from the very beginning. Jessa is living with her mom and step-father with her twin brothers her parents divorce years ago and she blames her father for the divorce and for walking away from her and her mom years ago. But after the divorce of her parents Jessa was having severe anxiety attacks that was messing up her life. Her friends from school stop talking too her and her ass of a boyfriend at the beginning of the book wanted more from her. But her boyfriend does not really understand how broken Jessa felt in the inside. Jessa mom has try everything too help Jessa even force her too go to therapy which she stupidly stop going because her reasoning was the therapist was not helping her at all. Until one terrible night at her boyfriends party she find out something terrible that just broke her heart completely which I won't say what because spoiler. But she run from the party, and got into a horrible car accident which the accident was not her fault yes she was super upset with what she find out at the party. But another driver ran a red light and hit and crush Jessa car head on. It was a complete miracle that Jessa survive but she did had some severe injures. That she completely thought and felt that she was broken now from both the inside and outside. Jessa was suffering a lot along with her injures she also had Aphantasia along with her severe injures and horrible anxiety she was a walking mess. What is Aphantasia you say I had too look up this condition as well because I honestly didn't now what it was either while reading this book. But short version of Aphantasia is the suggested name for a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot visualize imagery. Now I kind of really love this aspect of the book about Aphantasia, because I never read a book with a character with this condition before and it was a very refreshing read for me. Plus I was really intrigued reading how Jessa was going through that condition that I just felt terrible for her. At the end when Jessa left the hospital she decided too moved in with her father in another state and start a new school, Yes at first Jessa mistreat her father and blame him for leaving her and her mother. But like I say much later on the book she redeem herself completely and understand her dad was trying too do what it was best for her. I will say without spoiling anything for anybody Jessa completely change her life completely for the better because some one special help her and I won't say who because that is spoiler. And no it is not her dad or her friends or her new amazing boyfriend Marshall who I just love and adore him so much that I am talking about. But they did support and help her find her true self along the way as well. But this someone special helped her the most out of all of them. And I am going to leave it off here without spoiling anything else. All and all I really loved and enjoyed everything about All Things New that I will most definitely keep my eyes out for more books by Lauren Miller. Because I really loved and enjoyed this book so much!















Lauren Miller wrote her debut, PARALLEL while on maternity leave from her law firm job and blogged about it, an experiment she called "embracing the detour" (also the name of her blog). Many people told her she was crazy. When she realized they were right, she told no one and kept writing. Her second novel, FREE TO FALL, was nominated for YALSA's 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults reading list.

Her third novel, ALL THINGS NEW, deals with the teenage experience of anxiety and comes out on August 1, 2017 from Three Saints Press.

Born in NYC and raised in Atlanta, Lauren now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. You can find her online at www.laurenmillerwrites.com.                













  

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Book Blogger Hop #51





Book Blogger Hop Hosted by Billy B. at Ramblings Of A Coffee Addicted Writer



This Week Question:

 Do you read tie-in novels to movies or television series? If so, which ones? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)



My Answer:

Ohh I absolutely love this question I have read a lot of tie-in novels to movies and television series. I will try too list all of them down below. But beware it is going to be a long list. lol :D

1. The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer / seen and own all the movies.

2. The Hungar Game Trilogy by Suzanne Collins / seen and own all the movies.

3. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth / seen and own all the movies that came out.

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn / seen and own the movie.

5. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner / seen and own all the movies the came out.

6. City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare / I only saw and own the movie, I haven't seen the tv series yet.

7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling / seen but sadly don't own any movies yet.

8. The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy by  E.L. James / seen and own all the movies that came out.

9. If I Stay by Gayle Forman / seen but don't own. 

10. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones  / seen but don't own.

11. Confess by Colleen Hoover / seen but don't own.

These are all the books too movie or tv series that I have read and seen that I can think of as of right now. I am probably missing a few but I will probably add them later on. 


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