I apologize for not posting your blog tours, posts or guest posts in time. It's summer time and my internet connection is going mad.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Release Day: Unbreakable (HoA #3) Heroes of Arcania Trilogy by Liz Long








Unbreakable (HoA #3)
Heroes of Arcania Trilogy
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
August 18th, 2016



True heroes refuse to be broken.
Nova started the fight against Fortune for simple revenge, but now it’s turned into something much bigger. Arcania’s criminals are at each other’s throats, putting the city right in the middle of a warzone. She’ll have to work with a few unlikely allies to end Fortune’s games once and for all. Nova thought she understood what it meant to be a superhero, but will she have to lose herself to truly defeat Fortune?

Fortune has given Cole a choice, one with unbearable consequences. When Cole takes matters into his own hands to save his sister Penelope, he realizes too late he’s another pawn in Fortune’s games. Fortune will use Cole’s gift against his enemies…including Nova. Cole will have to become the hero he always wanted to be if he’s going to protect the love of his life.

Nova and Cole could finally save Arcania from Fortune’s deadly games, but are they willing to sacrifice each other?

Haven’t Started the Series Yet?



~*~ABOUT LIZ~*~

Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her day job includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as "X-Men meets the circus." Adult horror story Witch Hearts tells the tale of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. New Adult PNR A Reaper Made is about a teen Reaper who gets caught between falling in love or saving her sister's soul. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon. To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: http://lizclong.com.

Want to Meet Liz?


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Guest Post: The Creepy House at the End of the Street By David Neilsen

Hello everyone, I am glad to host the guest post of The Creepy House at the End of the Street By David Neilsen. Which is a book that I would love to read and keep forever (I hope it finds it's way to me soon).

About the Book:


“Such deliciously creepy fun! I fell in love with Dr. Fell! So will urchins and whippersnappers everywhere.” —Chris Grabenstein, author of the New York Times bestsellers Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and The Island of Dr. Libris

When the mysterious Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house that had once been the neighborhood kids’ hangout, he immediately builds a playground to win them over. But as the ever-changing play space becomes bigger and more elaborate, the children and their parents fall deeper under the doctor’s spell.

Only Jerry, Nancy, and Gail are immune to the lure of his extravagant wonderland. And they alone notice that when the injuries begin to pile up on the jungle gym, somehow Dr. Fell is able to heal each one with miraculous speed. Now the three children must find a way to uncover the doctor’s secret power without being captivated by his trickery.
 





The Guest post: 

In my book, Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, a strange old man moves into the long-vacant house on the end of Hardscrabble Street and begins to work his nefarious deeds. The house, and the playground he builds in front of it, become the central focus of the book--an ominous structure suggesting magic, danger, and evil.

The idea of the creepy, often haunted, house at the end of the street is nothing new. Nearly every neighborhood across the globe has one. Just ask the children who live there and they will unerringly point out--often in the barest of whispers--where the witch lives, or where the strange old man lives, or where there’s some sort of dangerous monster kept locked away in the basement.

When I was a kid in Northern California, we had the witch’s house. It was near the top of a long, winding, rural road called Quail Run and every kid knew to stay well away from it. It was your basic ranch house, with a two-car garage, wood-panelled siding, and a large, puke-green glass brick window by the door. Driving by, you wouldn’t think anything of it. But every child in the area knew what it was. We all knew that’s where the witch lived.

In hindsight, I feel slightly guilty for going along with everyone and believing, if even for a moment, that the poor woman who lived alone in the house was a scary witch. For all I know, she was probably just a lonely old woman whose husband had passed away and whose kids had grown up and moved away. However, in our defense, we didn’t just randomly decide she was a witch. We had reasons.

There were two concrete things known about the witch who lived at the end of Quail Run. The first was that she could every so often be seen speed-walking down the rural lane clutching an axe handle in her hands. She wasn’t going anywhere specific (there were no stores or anything within walking distance), she was just out for a walk. And she carried with her at all times a large, wooden axe handle. It was maybe about two feet long and it terrified every child who saw it. I assume she brought it along for protection--she was an older woman walking down a sometimes-desolate road. Of course, we all assumed it was her broom in disguise. Sometimes, when word would spread that the witch was on a walk, we’d peer out of windows as she passed by in hopes of seeing her magically turn her axe handle into a broom and fly away.

She never did.

The second piece of evidence of her being a witch was that she refused to answer the door at Halloween. Everyone would trick-or-treat their way up Quail Run, gathering loads of candy, and eventually arrive at the edge of her driveway where we’d all clump around and dare one another to run up and ring the doorbell. I took that dare once (only once). After enough egging on, I skittishly tiptoed up the driveway until I reached the small cement path leading to the door. I took another look back at my friends, who waved me on from the safety of the street, then walked up the short path to the porch.

I rang the bell.

Lights were on in the house, but there was very little sound coming from within. I waited, my eyes flickering time and again over to the creepy wall of glass brick through which nothing concrete could be seen, my candy-filled bag held tight in my clenched fists. How long did I have to stay on the porch? Was I supposed to ring a second time? What if nobody was home? Worse, what would I do if she actually opened the door?

I had just about convinced myself that she wasn’t home when I saw a dark shadow cross in front of the eerie, puke-green, glass-brick window. No one came to the door, no one called out from inside. But I’d seen movement. The witch was in there. Waiting. Mixing potions. Planning her revenge on any child dumb enough to dare disturb her on this most witch-like of nights.

I turned and ran.

In my book, I tried to instill the home of Dr. Fell with the same sense of creepy menace I felt that night. My main characters, ten-year-olds Gail and Nancy, and eight-year-old Jerry, grow increasingly wary of the home, increasingly worried, increasingly fearful. And then, of course, I force them to find their way inside, each shaking in nervous fear much the same way I did on that Halloween night.

Childhood is filled with countless little, mental obstacles to overcome, such as the real but unfounded fear of the creepy house at the end of the street. Facing these fears is an important part of growing up, and I encourage all kids to go on up and knock on that door.

There probably isn’t a witch on the other side.

Probably.

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We hope you’re enjoying the blog tour for David Neilsen’s Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom! In case you missed yesterday’s post, head over to The Children’s Book Review to check it out. The tour continues tomorrow on 5 Girls Book Reviews.




Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (4)

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND -- go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit 


Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten Tuesday is something I can choose because it's TTT Rewind so I will go for 

Top Ten Fictional Crushes
Because boys are better in books.





1.Magnus Bane from The infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments and The Bane Chronicles : His cat eyes, charm, wickedness and humor makes him my first choice.



2.Will Herondale  from The infernal Devices: Will is that character who would die for you but never show emotions while he lives in agony. He spent too long hiding his true emotions and it's time to give him love. I'll love you Will.


3.Jem Carstairs from The infernal Devices: Jem is an angel from heaven; with his violin, decent character, romance and sweetest. Don't forget the grey hair. He is born to be loved.


4.Legolas Greenleaf from The Lord of the Rings trilogy: Legolas is the only person I can accept the last name Greenleaf. I would be proud if I was chosen to be Mrs. Greenleaf. He is an archer people; what's not to love?!


5.Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries series: HE IS A VAMPIRE which is Wicked, mysterious, dark, smart and looking for love. I can give love.

6.William "Will" Traynor from Me before you: My rule is not to talk about Will because I end up crying and missing him. I did not wish him to be injured. I wanted you to live happily ever after. He was actually there for a moment to make change and to give hope. Thank you Will.


7.Skulduggery Pleasant from Skulduggery Pleasant series: He might be older than me, undead -which is fine by me-, he has magical powers -which is great-, and a skeleton -which is not a problem-. I would love his soul. SkulDuggery is so much fun character that I would love to go out with.



8.Oliver Wood from Harry Potter series: I have something for guys who plays sports specially Quidditch.


9.EdmondDant├Ęs from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas:Changed

from sweet innocent Edmond to the the count looking for revenge. I love that man.



10.Erik from The Phantom of the Opera: very misunderstood character. I just love a strong protagonist. 


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Spotlight: THE FLAME NEVER DIES by Rachel Vincent



I am super excited to be a part of this pre-release blitz to help spread the word that THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the second book in Rachel Vincent’s The Stars Never Rise series, is releasing on August 16th!

For those that are already caught up on this series, the wait is (almost) finally over! For those that haven’t yet met Nina Kane or discovered the dark and dangerous world she lives in, there’s still time to catch up - and a really sweet deal (details below) that will make you want to move this series to the top of your reading pile!

Scroll down to learn more about THE FLAME NEVER DIES and THE STARS NEVER RISE, the author, Rachel Vincent, and to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardback set of these two amazing books!

And for even more peeks at the fab content being shared throughout the blitz - shareable quotation graphics and excerpts - look for other blogger participants now through August 15th on social media #TheFlameNeverDies.

AND...


THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series - THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores - AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.

Please note that at the time of this post some stores may not yet have updated their sites to the promotional pricing. If they haven’t, be sure to check back for this awesome not-to-be-missed deal!

About THE FLAME NEVER DIES


Title & Series: THE FLAME NEVER DIES (The Stars Never Rise #2)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Description...

For fans of Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead comes the unputdownable sequel to The Stars Never Rise, a book Rachel Caine, author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, called “haunting, unsettling, and eerily beautiful.”

ONE SPARK WILL RISE. Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth—that the war against demons is far from over—seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go.

In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina’s worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie’s child will die within hours of its birth.
Nina isn’t about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.


The Interview

Interview with Rachel by her sixteen-year-old daughter (Codename: Melody), who’s thinking about actually reading her mother’s book.

Melody: So, this is a series is about demons, right?

Rachel: Sort of. Not really. A century ago, Nina’s world was invaded by residents of another reality who can only remain in our world by taking over a human body. People called them demons, because that’s the only association they had for the concept of possession.

Melody: So these “demons” aren’t actually bad?

Rachel: Oh, no, they’re totally bad. They’re entertained by the suffering of humanity. They’re just not the residents of hell most people think of when they hear “demon.” But that’s all I can say without spoiling anything from THE STARS NEVER RISE!

Melody: Okay. But if they’re not religious demons, why is the government in this world run by the Church?

Rachel: Because people assumed that only the Holy could fight the unholy. So a fictional “Church” stepped in to do just that. To fill the power vacuum, when secular government couldn’t protect the people.

Melody: So THE STARS NEVER RISE is a book about faith?

Rachel: No. It’s a book about false faith. About the frailty of untested beliefs. About how accepting everything you hear as the truth can mean living a lie. That’s true with every predatory situation, from abusive relationships to investment scams. I just chose to tell that story on a larger scale, where the entire world has accepted a lie because it was easier to believe a hero has come to save us than to stand up and fight our own battles. Take from that what you will… ;)

Melody: Wow, Mom. That was deep. (Teenage eye roll.)

Rachel: (shrugs) There’s also lots of fighting, kissing, and setting demons on fire.


About Rachel Vincent


Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy—but social media is a close second.



About THE STARS NEVER RISE


Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

Description...

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.



Quotes from THE STARS NEVER RISE

Check out just a few of the awesome quotes from THE STARS NEVER RISE! Feel free to grab and share them on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media outlet using #TheFlameNeverDies!









About THE STARS NEVER RISE


Title & Series: THE STARS NEVER RISE (The Stars Never Rise #1)
Author: Rachel Vincent
Release date: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook***

***See above for details on the promotional pricing of the eBook

Description...

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.



The Giveaway

Courtesy of the author, there is a blitz-wide giveaway for…
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a SIGNED hardback set of THE STARS NEVER RISE + THE FLAME NEVER DIES
Giveaway is US only. Must be 13 or older to enter. Giveaway ends on August 14th at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Enter in the Rafflecopter below...


 CONTENT PACKAGE 3 - TFND Quote Graphics 


AND...


THE STARS NEVER RISE goes on sale!

In anticipation of the upcoming release of THE FLAME NEVER DIES, the publisher is dropping the price for the eBook version of the first book in the series - THE STARS NEVER RISE! So if you haven’t yet discovered this series, now is the perfect time!

Just head over to your favorite online e-tailer to look for THE STARS NEVER RISE with its newly lowered price or visit one of these online stores - AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO.

Please note that at the time of this post some stores may not yet have updated their sites to the promotional pricing. If they haven’t, be sure to check back for this awesome not-to-be-missed deal!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (3)

Ten Books I'd Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me A Fully Loaded Gift Card


Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Books I would buy if someone give me a full loaded gift card. I wish if I can pick more than Ten. Here is my list which have old published and newly published books:






1.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. 
K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. Just got the PDF but would want me a hardcover.

2.Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by 









3.Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by 

4.The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani. I want this one in hardcover.

5.The Sleepwalker Tonic (Nightmares #2)  by Jason Segel.

6.The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud. Book One rocked; was one of my fastest reads ever.

7.Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by 

8.A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by 

9.A Dash of Magic: A Bliss Novel (The Bliss Bakery #2).

10.The Mortal Instruments  (Box set) by Cassandra Clare.his is cheating
but I have a gift card.