Entangled Publishing is turning 5! + Giveaway!!

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Entangled Publishing is turning 5 and love is in the air!

Let’s all celebrate with Entangled Publishing as they turn 5! To show their love to their readers they are offering all the books from their bestselling imprint, Lovestruck, for only $.99 each! If you love romantic comedies you won’t want to miss any of these laugh out loud  reads. AND that’s not all. From 2/1 to 2/21 they are giving away 5 Lovestruck prize packs including 5 different Sephora Minimergency kits, an Amazon gift card and other surprise gift cards. So be sure to stop by each of the amazing blogger hosts and visit the Lovestruck Facebook page to find out about the fun events and giveaways that will happen in the coming weeks. 

Haven’t read a Lovestruck yet? Take a peek inside…

 

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Chance of A Lifetime (Anderson Brothers #3)

Marissa Clarke

Published November 16th 2015 by Entangled: Lovestruck

A > Romance | Contemporary

Purchase links: Amazon | BN

 

Blurb from Goodreads:

Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe…

Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend.

Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.

Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. Running through a freezing fountain, playing Spin the Bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have.

 

EXCERPT:

He pulled her free of the fence and held her against him until she was steady. “Pond is about fifty feet straight ahead,” he whispered in her ear, sending shocks of energy through her entire body. “Are you sure you want to go through with this?”

She crept along behind him with her fingers though his belt loops, fighting back giggles. “Are you kidding? I’ve waited ten years to do this. Are you going to chicken out on me?”

“Never!”


“Shhhhhh.”
He chuckled and stopped, causing her to bump into him full-body from behind with an oof.
“What the heck?” she whispered. “It’s like the blind leading the blind here.”


“I’m going to show you precisely how well I can see if you mash your breasts against me again.” He headed off once more with her in tow.

“Well, then, warn me before you stop.” A rustling came from somewhere on the right. “What was that?” she whispered, moving her grip to the belt loops nearest the front of his pants to get closer to him.

“Stopping,” he said, straightening from his tiptoe crouch.

Still holding him tight, she buried her face in the back of his shirt. “There’s something in the bushes or weeds to our right, and I’m scared it’s going to jump out at us.”

He cleared his throat. “Honey, there’s something in my pants, and if you don’t turn loose of where you’re holding me, it might jump out at us, too.”

“Oh.” She giggled and released him. “Sorry. I’m kind of excited.”

“Clearly, so am I.”


 

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2015 AUTHOR BASH: Michelle Falkoff, author of: Playlist For The Dead + Giveaway!!!

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Welcome to my stop for the 2015 Debut Author Bash. I’m so excited to have Michelle  on the blog today. I’m surelots of us have read her novel, Playlist For The Dead, and loved it. Read on to find out more about this amazing novel and get a chance to win a copy!


 

The Book..

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Playlist For The Dead

Published January 27th 2015 by HarperTeen

YA > Contemporary | Music

 

Purchase it: amazon | bn

 

 

About the book..

 

A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend’s suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.

Here’s what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you’ll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it’s only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’sThe Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it’s about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.

 

The author..

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Michelle Falkoff’s fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake, and the Harvard Review, among other places. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently serves as Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law. This is her first novel.

 

The Interview..

 

Hi Michelle!! Thanks for stopping by on the blog!! We’re so excited! To start off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 🙂

I’m so excited to be here! I’m a New England native who’s moved all over the country, most recently to Chicago. I used to be a lawyer, and for my day job I teach legal writing, as well as some fiction writing on the side.

Your debut novel, Playlist for the Dead has a very interesting synopsis,, we’re really curious on how did this idea came to you. Can you share how did the whole concept of the book materialized in your head? 🙂

I was inspired a lot by Jay Asher’s 13 REASONS WHY and John Green’s LOOKING FOR ALASKA. Both were books about boys who’d lost girls they were interested in to suicide; I started thinking a lot about boys losing friends, which struck me as a different kind of thing. I’ve also always been really into music–I used to make lots of mixes when I was younger, and I gave a lot of thought to what kinds of messages go into into them and how it’s both easy and hard to teach people about how we’re feeling through music.

How would you introduce your main character, Sam, to us? Did you have a particular muse for him?

No muse in particular. He’s just a character who seemed very genuine and lovable to me, but in some ways kind of clueless–he starts out the book assuming that he knows everything about the people around him, especially his best friend, and part of his journey is learning that sometimes people are struggling with much more than he realizes.

Is this the genre you originally want to write? What other genre would you like to try in the future?

When I think of genre, I think of mysteries versus fantasies versus literary fiction, that sort of thing. I’ve always written literary fiction, and I’m very into mysteries, so I’ve always written hybrids of those things. In terms of category, I started out writing for adults (or at least I thought I did), but I’m finding that I enjoy writing for teenagers more at the moment, so I’m going to stick with this for as long as the teenagers will have me.

The title and the cover of the book is really eye catching, how did you decide it? And will you change anything if you could?

I wish I could take credit, but I had help with both of those things–I’m terrible at titles, and I’m not very visual. I love both, and I’m super grateful for the help I got with them. I wouldn’t change a thing.

What is the hardest thing you ever did while writing Playlist for the Dead? Can you share a bit of your experience?

At first, the hardest thing was getting in the mindset of someone who’d experienced what Sam was experiencing. I’d never lost someone that way, and you have to go to a pretty dark place to try and imagine it. While I was writing, a good friend of mine passed away very suddenly, and then the hardest thing became actually dealing with that. The writing, in a weird way, helped.

What will readers expect from the romance aspect in this book?

Um, disappointment? 😉

I tend to think relationships are really hard, no matter how old you are. And a relationship that starts under the kinds of circumstances the characters are dealing with here has a lot of pressure put on it that might be more than that relationship can bear. What Sam and Astrid have is complicated, and the book grapples with that in a number of different ways.

Are you working on something new already? Do you have a WIP that you can tell us about? 🙂

I am! It’s called PUSHING PERFECT, and it’s about a high school valedictorian who gets blackmailed into being part of a prescription drug ring. It should be out next fall, and I’m really excited about it.

Lastly, what’s your three current YA favorites?

Oh, that’s so hard! There are just so many good books out there. Three I loved recently were E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS, Becky Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, and Amanda Panitch’s DAMAGE DONE.

Thanks again, Michelle for the Q&A!  

 

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Thanks again, Michelle for the Q&A! I REALLY cannot wait to get my hands on a physical copy of your book! You’re so awesome 🙂

 

The Giveaway..

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What do you guys think of Playlist For The Dead? Will you be reading it? Share your thoughts!

Paula

BOOK SPOTLIGHT + SCAVENGER HUNT: Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie Blair&Dawn Rae Miller

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Kiss Kill Love Him Still
Jamie Blair, Dawn Rae Miller
Published November 10th 2015
YA > Romance | Contemporary
Purchase links:
Amazon | BN | Kobo 

BLURB FROM GOODREADS:

Jackson Landis kept secrets. It’s how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.
But now he’s dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.
The four girls – a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.
Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?
 

 

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WHO KILLED JASON LANDIS?

 

WELCOME TO THE SCAVENGER HUNT BLOG TOUR!

 

KKLHScollage We’re trying to discover who killed Jason Landis in Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller’s book. In the seven days that the tour will be running, you will find interviews with the suspects, their profiles and music playlists that will help you decide who you think did it. Each day you will find a team that will introduce you one character. The winning team will be picked on November 11th and will have the pleasure to host an exclusive excerpt from Kiss Kill Love Him Still. Please note that reviews from bloggers will be published on November 11th and November 12th, see schedule, and that might give you an extra insight to the book, too!

 

 

VALERIE ‘VAL’ ORTIZ

 

Height: 5’7”
Weight: 125 lbs
Hair: Brunette. Long.
Eyes: Brown
Demeanor: Haughty. Fidgety. Can’t focus.
Motivation for killing Jackson Landis: He knew she was bi-sexual.

 

INTERVIEW WITH VAL

 

Officer Ruiz: Val, you need to answer my questions.
Val: Why? All they do is make me look like a criminal.
Officer Ruiz: Are you?
Val: Isn’t that your job? To prove my guilt. Why would I help you with that?
Officer Ruiz: This is getting us nowhere. The longer you stonewall, the longer we sit here.
Val: That’s fine. I have nowhere to go and nothing to do.
Officer Ruiz: But you’re hands are shaking. You need a drink – something stiff, don’t you?
Val: I don’t need alcohol if that’s what you’re asking.
Officer Ruiz: Were you drinking the night Jackson died?
Val: Yes.
Officer Ruiz: Maybe that’s why you don’t remember anything? You had a black out? 
Val: It happens. 
Officer Ruiz: Have you had anything to drink today?
Val: A few. But you can’t book me on that. I’m of legal age and didn’t drive anywhere. I’ve done nothing wrong.
Officer Ruiz: Fine. I’m letting you go, but don’t leave town. We’re going to have to talk to you again – when you’re sober.
Val: Then I’ll see you never.

 

DID SHE KILL JACKSON?

 

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Don’t forget to follow the Scavenger Hunt!

 

 

AUTHORS:

 

Rachael

Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Young adult author of the Kirkus-starred novel Leap Of Faith (Simon & Schuster 2013), and Lost To Me (2014), featured in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling anthology, Dirty Boys of Summer. Represented by Rebecca Friedman of RF Literary.

 

Rachael

Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Dawn is a Twitter and fashion addict whose favorite things in life are her family, gorgeous dresses, tea leaf salad, and French macarons. She splits her time between San Francisco and Northern Virginia, and is always up for a trip to Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY HBT! + new co-bloggers!! #HBTturns1

HAPPY ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY TO HER BOOK THOUGHTS!!!


Can you believe its almost a year!? I can’t believe the blog survived. I can’t believe I survived. When I first started blogging I didn’t even imagine that I’ll draft a post for a blogoversary. I didn’t even know the word blogoversary before. When I planned for my blogoversary, I thought a lot of things, a lot of FUN posts and giveaways…. but I decided to just do a very simple post. Just a post full of THANK YOU’S. To books… to authors… to readers,… to co-bloggers…. to YOU. We might not get a chance to mention everyone, that doesn’t mean we weren’t thinking of you.


 

From Paula…

 

I wanna give thanks to my fellow book bloggers. Without you all, I’m 100% sure that I left book blogging loooooooong time ago. You guys keep me going.
To Faye, who is the first blogger that I stalked, thanks for existing and being oh-so-friendly. And I’m sorry to say this but, I WAS INTIMIDATED by you. Hahaha!!! But I want everyone to know this: FAYE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND A RIOT. She’s a delightful person to interact with.
To DRE, who is LITERALLY the reason why I’m still here. MAAAASTER. I can’t wait to meet you in person. I have no idea what made you host me and other blogs but I wanna know that I’m REALLY REALLY grateful.
To Amir, who I want to meet in person as well. Thanks for being so kind and supportive to EVERYONE! Seriously, you’re like this pretty awesome encourager for every book blogger you know (including me :P)
To Aimee and Shannelle, you young ladies are inspirations! Seriously, sometimes I look at your blogs and just… wow. You’re both so talented and precious to me. Can’t wait to meet you both in person too. And know this, I’ll hug you both so tight.
To Jules, Miguel, Ate Joy, Ella, Hazel, Ate Irish, Carmel and Kyla, Inah, and fellow Filipino book blog and twitter buddies!!! You guuuuuys, thanks for always talking to me about anything. For tolerating my selfies. For entertaining my silly questions. You have no idea how much I appreciate you ALL.
To Val, Kelly, Mishma, Jeann, Keionda, Melanie and fellow book blogger who even though doesn’t share the same timezone with me, still feels like friends IRL… you guys make me so happy. I don’t know why did you even bother to check out my blog… but I just wanna say thanks.
To Christina, who gave me a chance to become her co-blogger. I can’t wait for you to come back and blog again. Thanks for trusting me and helping me a lot.
To authors like Melissa Pearl, Theresa Kay, Marci Lynn Curtis, Jennifer Murgia, Lisa Amowitz and many more…. thank you for being so friendly and entertaining my fangirling.
To Omoye… who entrusted me with a huge responsibility and made me realize that there’s a lot of things that I’m capable of… thanks Omoye! <3
To Marga and Rhea *sniffs* Do I even have to say anything? I didn’t even know why you applied as my co-blogger, but know that I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. I LOVE YOU BOTH LIKE SRSLY YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
To readers, whether its because of our reviews, or because of our discussion posts, or just because of giveaways… I have no idea why you guys keep coming back, just know that I appreciate you all.

 

From Rhea..

 

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Her Book Thoughts has completed 365 days and Paula has completed 8766 hours of being a complete, kick-ass, blogger person!

I honestly don’t even know how to begin thanking Paula! She’s just such a wonderful person and I do believe this girl is incapable of anger. She updates the blog, manages all posts, keeps us all co-bloggers in line (hehe, kidding) while also managing to post every other day. Being a part of Paula and Her Book Thoughts has helped me make so, so many new friends, not to mention I have someone to always help out, no matter where I need the help! You know I love you, Paula <3

Thank you Faye, Aimee, Nia, Carmel & Kyla, Marga, Miel, Justine, Maryam and all my other Twitter friends I know I’m forgetting. You guys are always available to talk to and just generally awesome people. A girl needs people like you in life. And I know you all thanks to my part in HBT and that makes me so happy 🙂

Thank you also to Valerie, Shannelle, Amir, Lola, Suzi Q, KimbaCaffeinate, Nova and Keionda for always stopping by and leaving us your thoughts. Your comments and love are always, always appreciated and never fail to bring a smile to our faces 🙂

 

 

From HBT crew..

 

And I didn’t even know if you guys were updated, but last month, I searched for new co bloggers. And here they are. THANKS SO SO MUCH for all of those who applied. I’m so excited to have Marla and Sam on board. I love them both already.

 

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I’m Marla Mei but please just call me Marla. I really don’t like it when people call me by my full name. I’m a 19-year old college student with hopes of becoming a CPA someday so I can have lots of money to spend for traveling with my family and buying more books (obviously) to satisfy my addiction.
When I’m not reading I usually spend my time solving accounting problems and partying it hard with my textbooks. So exciting!!!
Not.
I read a lot because if I don’t I’d probably go crazy with all the numbers in my head and the never-ending weariness accounting is giving to me. Sometimes a girl just needs a break. Can’t have a break without books. And a kitkat.
 
Goodreads: goodreads.com/bookdevouringmisfit
Twitter: @marlameilim
Instagram: @marlameilim
FB: @marlameilim
Public e-mail: marlameilim@yahoo.com
 
Five facts about me:
  • I use OMG a lot and talk in exclamations and capital letters especially when I’m super excited.
  • I have a bad habit of alternating between biting my nails and cracking my knuckles whenever I have nothing to do with my hands. Give me something to do! Preferably something that won’t make me get up from my chair.
  • The last time I got invited to play chess with my cousins, they thought I was some chess goddess so of course, I had to tell some random excuse just so I could get out of it without tainting my chess goddess title.  I HAVE NEVER LEARNED HOW TO PLAY CHESS AND I HAVE NO INTENTIONS TO DO SO.
  • If I don’t like the taste of the food I’m eating, I’d just put ketchup on it and everything will be right in my world.
  • I used to think TL;DR was an emoticon. (So sorry for the ignorance.) Thank God I haven’t used it.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 11.50.43 AMMy real name is Samantha but I go by Sam | Hi! I’m Sam and I’m 15! Books are my favorite things. I’m a competition dancer and I live in the United States!  | My blog is http://bookrebels.blogspot.com | Accounts: Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/28052416-sam , Twitter https://twitter.com/rebelbooks, Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/rebelbooks/videos, Instagram https://instagram.com/insurgentofficiall | Public Email:sammyp0075@gmail.com 

 

5 fun facts:

1. I’m very talkative

2. I run track even though I hate running.

3.  I’m really indecisive

4. I’m generally a very energetic, happy person.

5. I love to learn new big vocabulary words. 

 

Hey I’m really curious, what makes you keep coming back to our blog? And lastly, from all of us..

 

 

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An Open Letter To: S.E Hinton, Rainbow, Leila and Jodi Lynn #IntAuthorsDay + Giveaway!!

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First of all, I wanna give thanks to Debdatta for organizing this event and that she let me be a part of it. Although I cried the whole time I wrote this post, I had fun. Second, they’re SO SO MANY authors I wanna give thanks to but I decided to just choose the ones that REALLY MADE A HUGE IMPACT in my life. We’re talking about life changing kind of impact. Every time I read a book, I make sure it leaves something in me. It doesn’t happen all the time but when it does, I make sure I let the author know. Whether its by email or just a tweet. I wanna make sure she/he knows that his/her book did something inside of me. And that its special. And that she/he should just keep writing.

I wanna keep that culture in the bookish community. Not only it helps an author, it also makes YOU happy. Trust me, it does. Below, I wrote a very short note for he dear authors that really pushed me into reading. I’m not even sure if they’ll get to read it but I honestly don’t care. I wanna give thanks and just let you guys know how much I love them!

 

 

My review of: This Song Will Save Your Life | Tiger Lily

 

An open letter to S.E Hinton, Rainbow, Leila and Jodi Lynn

 

 

To S.E. Hinton..

 

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Thank you for Ponyboy’s story. Thank you for showing me what real friendship is. For making me realize that poverty isn’t a hindrance when it comes to happiness and having a dream. Thank you for showing me how a real sibling cares. Thank you for letting me realize that ‘true friends’ are rare and that I should not let them slip out of my life. You made me see the world differently. The Outsiders told me how big and important loyalty is. And for as long as I can remember, I wanna be courageous… but I don’t know how to do it. But you.. and ponyboy and the Greasers, you guys thought me how to dot it. Turns out, I can’t do it by myself. When I read The Outsiders, it also made me realize that we are all outsiders, in one way or another.

 

 

To Rainbow

 

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Your books ignites something inside of me that sometimes I can’t control it so I have to cry it out or write it off. Ever since I held a pen and a paper, I know that all I want to do in my life is write. Write about love, about the places I want to visit, about the characters I’ve been talking to for so long now. But I don’t think I should. I don’t think I can. But by reading Cath’s story… I realized WHY I should write. You have no idea how much you helped me in discovering myself. I am a disaster too, like Cath. And that’s okay! I’m not gonna stay like this forever. I have my passion. I have a reason to write. I’ll be fine. Thank you for that. Thank you for your words. Thank you for the tears. Thank you for making me believe that the kind of love that I want to experience is real (because you’ve written about it) Thank you for your characters. Just… thank you.

 

To Leila

 

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Until now, Elise’s playlist is still what I listen to when everything seems so heavy for me. I found a friend in music because of you and Elise. Through TSWSYL, I found out that I HAVE to know who I am and be proud of it! Thank you for making me realize that I should be done with letting other people define me. They’re all wrong. For so long, I wanna have that braveness that other teens have. But I don’t know how.. I don’t know if I can. Turns out, its already inside of me. Thanks for waking that voice that is so scared to get out because of fear of rejection. I have a voice and I don’t care if they’ll listen or not, I will have let it out. Whether in music or in writing.

 

 

To Jodi Lynn

 

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Everytime I see my copy of Tiger Lily, I cry. And I’m not even talking about single tear from my eyes kind of cry, I’m talking about full blown sobbing. And you know what? I’m grateful for that. Because it reminds me that I’m here. And that I FEEL. Tiger Lily is hard and guarded, that alone makes us so similar. Tiger Lily’s story is both sad and happy. Sometimes I feel like I don’t want it, that I can’t accept that because its so unfair… but that’s life. Your words make me ache. And I just realized that I want that to happen to my future readers. I want them affected by my words. And yes, you make me realize how dangerous loving someone is. But you also taught me how worth it it is. How it can help you grow. Everything about Tiger Lily is beautiful. Thank you for writing it. Thank you for making me FEEL. Thank you for restoring my faith in literature.

 

 

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How about you, which author would you give thanks to? 🙂