BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells + INT Giveaway!!

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Nothing Left To Lose (John Cleaver #6)

Dan Wells

Published June 6th 2017 by Tor Books

YA > Horror | Paranormal

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New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells continues his acclaimed John Wayne Cleaver series, popular with fans of Dexter

Hi. My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again.

This is my story.

In this thrilling installment in the John Wayne Cleaver series, Dan Wells brings his beloved antihero into a final confrontation with the Withered in a conclusion that is both completely compelling and completely unexpected.

Don’t forget to catch the film adaptation of the first installment in the series, I am Not a Serial Killer, in theaters August 26th.

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 Praise for JOHN CLEAVER SERIES

“Top-notch writing and well-structured suspense elements keep the story moving briskly.”―Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter series will welcome Wells’s gripping debut.” ―Publishers Weekly on I Am Not a Serial Killer

“Wells’s debut is an unabashedly gory gem. This deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery, and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish, even if they won’t admit it. Buy multiples where it won’t be banned.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on I Am Not a Serial Killer

“This dazzling, un-put-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please.” ―F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

“The beauty of the prose, mixed with the depth of characterization, gives the haunting, first person narrative a human touch. Regardless of your age or your genre preferences, you will find this story both profound and enthralling.” ―Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author

 

 

AUTHOR:

 

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DAN WELLS writes a little bit of everything, but he is best known for the Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, the first book of which is now a major motion picture. He is a co-host of the educational podcast Writing Excuses, for which he won a Hugo and now helps run a yearly, week-long writing conference. In addition to novels, novellas, and shorts, he has also written and produced a stage play, called “A Night of Blacker Darkness,” and works as a staff writer on the TV show “Extinct.” He has loved in the US, Mexico, and Germany, and currently resides in Utah with his wife and six children and 439 boardgames.

 

 


   

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GUEST POST: Meet the characters of Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos + INT Giveaway!

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Crazy, Messy, Beautiful

Carrie Arcos

Published February 7th 2017 by Philomel Books

YA > Contemporary | Romance

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From National Book Award finalist Carrie Arcos–a fresh take on happily ever after, and friendship, that is anything but a love story.

When your namesake is Pablo Neruda—the greatest love poet of all time—finding “the one” should be easy. After all, sixteen-year-old aspiring artist Neruda Diaz has been in love many times before. So it’s only a matter of time before someone loves him back.

Callie could be that someone. She’s creative and edgy, and nothing like the girls Neruda typically falls for, so when a school assignment brings them together, he is pleasantly surprised to learn they have a lot in common. With his true love in reach and his artistic ambitions on track, everything is finally coming together.

But as Neruda begins to fall faster and harder than ever before, he is blindsided by the complicated nature of love—and art—in more ways than one. And when the relationships he’s looked to for guidance threaten to implode, Neruda must confront the reality that love is crazier, messier, and more beautiful than he ever realized—and riskier, too, than simply saying the words.

 

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I’ll pick two of my characters to profile. First there’s Neruda Diaz,16, my main character. Neruda is from Highland Park, CA, so he’s a true Angelino from the east side. He’s an only child of an actuary and a college professor. He’s a bit of an old soul. He’s a romantic and sensitive. I love this about him because I actually know many men who are this way, but who so rarely get portrayed in stories. He feels things deeply. He wants to find his true love. He’s athletic. He’s an artist, portraits are his specialty. He’s not really into school. His best buddies are Greyson and Ezra.

Ezra Hernandez is 28 and has spent the last ten years in prison for robbery. He’s from Pico Rivera, CA, another native Angelino. He’s incredibly smart and reflective. He’s a little lost after getting out and feels like he needs to go and experience the world and find himself. He’s kind and suffers from regret. He became Neruda’s friend, and kind of like an older brother, after Neruda had to write to him for a school assignment.

AUTHOR:

 

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Carrie Arcos is a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature for OUT OF REACH; her second novel is THERE WILL COME A TIME. CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL will be available soon. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more information, check out her website: carriearcos.com

 


   

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ARC REVIEW: The Redeemers by Kate Morgan + Giveaway!!

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The Redeemers
Kate Morgan
Published August 3rd 2015 by Dark Recesses Press
YA > Fantasy
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3 ★★★

 
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Annie cheated death once. Hooded kidnappers nailed her to a cross but strangers pulled her down and healed her. Annie lost her unborn baby to the torture. Now she’s after answers and revenge.
Hounded from town to town, Annie gathers puzzle pieces about the killers but can’t fit them together. They call her “heretic” when they nearly catch her again—a word no one’s heard since the Last War ended 203 years ago. Even her traveling companions think she’s concealing vital information, and she’s got her own suspicions about them.
She sneaks into the killers’ hideaway and finds her answers just as three people are about to be ritually slaughtered. If she abandons revenge, she can try to save them. But heroes aren’t welcome in Annie’s “perfect” world.
 
 
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The Redeemers and I did have some problems here and there but by the time I finished it, my only thought was how stunning this book is. I started reading The Redeemers without knowing anything about it (because that’s just how I roll) so I really have no idea what I’m about to encounter. I can’t exactly tell you what the book is about in just a sentence because I feel like it has a hint of every genre that you can think of. Now, that may seem confusing, but Kate Morgan made it work.

Our main character, Annie, is very easy to sympathize with. She has been through A LOT in this book, and I cant help but admire her strength and courage. She’s that kind of heroine that you will root for from the very beginning. Kate Morgan really impressed me with her set of characters because of how well written they are. Even the side characters are done incredibly well.

The setting of this The Redeemers is so interesting and yes, it is set in a dystopian world. Where people look up to Gods that are in human form. Very unique and refreshing concept.

I did find the novel very slow and sometimes, filled with unnecessary information. Even the romance department was lacking, at least for me, that’s why I feel like there was something missing. We do have a love interest and he’s wonderful and this novel didn’t do the traditional romance but even with all that, I was searching for something… more. Good thing Kate Morgan’s writing is very hypnotizing that you won’t let the story go.

The Redeemers isn’t your usual afternoon read. It has one of the most unique concept I’ve ever read and lets not forget that the writing is brilliant! I recommend it for readers who are looking to be lost in an interesting world!

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHOR:

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Kate Morgan is a darn good cook. She grows her own veggies, knits stuffed monsters, and watches lots of Hammer Horror. 

 

 

 

 

 


   

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: How To Say I Love You Out Loud by Karolle Cozzo + Giveaway!!

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How to Say I Love You Out Loud
Karole Cozzo
Published August 4th 2015 by Swoon Reads
YA > Romance | Realistic fiction
240pages (paperback)

 

 

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Words are strong. Love is stronger.
When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But despite her best intentions, she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.
Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels—and the truth about her family—before he slips away forever?
 

 

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Karole lives outside of Philadephia, PA with her loving husband, eternally exuberant little girl, and perpetually pleasant little boy.  Hobbies include nursing a persistent Starbucks addition, eating way too much candy, emptying her wallet at Target, spending time with her family, decorating her home, and completing any other crafty project she can think of.  Karole has degrees in School Psychology, women’s studies, and biology but has never taken a formal creative writing course, although she’d really like to one day.

 

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BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Network Series by Katie Cross + Giveaway!!

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls:

MMSFG 2 for NookNever Underestimate the Power of a Determined Witch. Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.
 

Antebellum Awakening:

Antebellum_FC_FNL_72Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch.Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage.Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel.Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her.Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.
 
 
 

The Isadora Interviews:

TII 2 for Amazon (1)Isadora is a quiet, old witch living alone in the fog-strewn forest of Letum Wood. Her magical power is great, but her foresight is even greater.As a Watcher, Isadora has the ability to see into the heart of every witch she meets, a talent that makes her the perfect guardian of the prestigious Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.Any witch that wants to enter the school must first pass an interview with Isadora. No secret insecurity or sinister motivation can be hidden from a Watcher, as four teenage girls will soon find out.Join Leda, Camille, Michelle, and Priscilla, as they each encounter Isadora in their quest to join Miss Mabel’s School for Girls. It’s a collection of short stories that fans of Miss Mabel’s School for Girls can’t afford to miss.
 
 
 

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KatieCross
 
Katie Cross grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where she still loves to play when she gets the chance.If she’s not writing, you can find her traveling, working as a pediatric nurse, trail running with her husband and two dogs, or curled up with a book and a cup of chai.

 

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