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Finding Molly : An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado Blog Tour and Giveaway

Finding Molly

Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado
Illustrated by Jenn St-Onge
Genre: YA Graphic Novel Release Date: January 2017 Emet Comics
Finding Molly
Summary from Goodreads:
Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting is a graphic novel about Molly Sanchez-Talebi, anunemployed art school grad who hesitantly starts catsitting to pay the bills. She dreams ofbreaking out of suburbia and her artistic rut, but she has a lot of self-discovery todo before that happens. The comic follows her funny misadventures as she learns that maybe these (sometimes) friendly felines are just what she needs to get her life on track.
Finding Molly
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Release Day Blitz for Bound by Prophecy by Stormy Smith

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Amelia Bradbury is finally free from Queen Julia and Cresthaven, but she isn’t safe yet. The Keeper power runs rampant inside her and it will take an ultimate act of selflessness to contain the darkness that threatens Amelia’s sanity and the future of the Immortal race.

Aidan Montgomery refuses to give up on Amelia. Once she’s rescued from the Keeper’s hold, he intends to prove his love is more than a side effect of the prophecy, even if doing so leads him away from his pack and on a journey that will irrevocably change them both.

When the past and the present collide and the shocking origin of the Immortals is revealed, Amelia and Aidan are forced back to Cresthaven to end a war that never should have started.


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Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn’t even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?


Join Stormy Smith and Alys Arden for a LIVE Google Hangout to celebrate their latest releases! Here’s the Facebook event link. They will have ten guest authors, tons of book chat and lots of giveaways!


About Stormy Smith

A word nerd from the very beginning, Stormy Smith has always had her nose in a book or a pen in her hand. From a journalism degree to a public relations career, manipulating words has always been her forte. She never expected her love of stories to translate into writing them, but one day the words were there and couldn’t be stopped.
Stormy lives in Iowa’s capital with her husband and two crazy cats. When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.

Interview with GiselleSimlett – author of Girl of Myth and Legend

– How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon … or at least not put it into my mouth. I really began writing seriously when I was 15 – 16 though. That was the time when I thought, ‘You know what, this writing thing isn’t so bad! I like making my own rules, my own worlds.’

– What was your inspiration for GOMAL?

GOMAL? You know, that’s really caught on! I like it.

My inspiration was fairy tales. I loved fairy tales, but wanted something gritty. I didn’t want a princess who existed purely to show how brave the prince was. I didn’t really want a princess at all. I wanted a character who seemed real and who could mirror the reader. That’s when the main character, Leonie, kind of burst into my head and said, ‘FINALLY! Are you going to be the one to tell my story?’ I honestly had no choice but to write it then.

Another inspiration was the theme of immortality. It’s always been perceived as something exciting and wonderful, but what if yo spend your forever in a cage, obeying a master who thought you were nothing but dirt? That wouldn’t be so much fun, would it?

I also wanted to explore loss and grief, but also hope within it. Loss and grief are horrible but necessary feelings. You’re truly alive when you have known them. But one thing a lot of people forget is that in those feelings, you can find hope, you can find light, and I think this is the building blocks between the two main characters.

– What is your writing process? (Do you have a daily word count or page number you aim to reach?)

I have absolutely no process. I write when I want to write, when I have an absolute need to. I know that writers do have goals, but I feel that forcing myself to write makes my narrative stunted and boring. I always write when I HAVE to write. Of course, this does mean that I don’t get my manuscripts finished as quickly as other writers!

What really helps me is music. Never underestimate instrumental music or James Newton Howard!

– How did social media help you with the writing process?

To be honest, I was never big on social media. I hate that it took over everything, but just like music, don’t underestimate it. Without social media, I would not have met BETA readers that I will value until the end of days. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to connect with other writers with tips and inspiration. I would have never read blogs that helped me understand self-publishing and marketing. Truly, social media is a far bigger help in writing than you’d expect.

– What are some of your favorite books or authors?

By far Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. I also really enjoyed The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon). The worlds are in-depth, the characters are delicious and the plots are unique. In my opinion.

– What are you writing now?

I’m staring on the sequel to GOMAL and the second book in The Chosen Saga – Order of Ashes!

Thank you for the interview! It was great being here 🙂

Girl of Myth and Legend
Release Date: 12/29/15
Summary from Goodreads:
A girl with a past she tries to forget,
and a future she can’t even imagine.

Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she
wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of
light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in
her day.

And things only get weirder…

Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally
powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole
duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to
exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.

Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic.
There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren,
who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for
which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.

But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With
violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with
their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they
will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.

Dare to dream. Dare to hope. Dare to be a legend.

Book One in The Chosen Saga.

Giselle Simlett was born in England. She
has studied Creative Writing at both Gloucestershire University and the Open
University. She has a diploma in Creative Writing, Language and Literature and
will soon complete her BA Hons Open Degree.

She does not as yet have a degree in the power and responsible use of magic,
but she does have a young son, which amounts to the same thing.

She currently lives in Australia with her husband and son.


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Girl of Myth and Legend
Release Date: 12/29/15
Summary from Goodreads:
A girl with a past she tries to forget,
and a future she can’t even imagine.

Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she
wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of
light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in
her day.

And things only get weirder…

Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally
powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole
duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to
exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.

Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic.
There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren,
who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for
which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.

But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With
violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with
their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they
will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.

Dare to dream. Dare to hope. Dare to be a legend.

Book One in The Chosen Saga.

Giselle Simlett was born in England. She
has studied Creative Writing at both Gloucestershire University and the Open
University. She has a diploma in Creative Writing, Language and Literature and
will soon complete her BA Hons Open Degree.

She does not as yet have a degree in the power and responsible use of magic,
but she does have a young son, which amounts to the same thing.

She currently lives in Australia with her husband and son.


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Book Blitz for Summer Crush (upper YA stories)

Summer Crush
Release Date:
Evernight Teen
272 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Summer Crush: A wonderfully romantic boxed set of
Upper YA short stories by today’s hottest authors. 

Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and
sizzling nights with a new crush. Those stolen glances and first kisses can
quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.

Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend
in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special.
Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really
last?

Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs:

After breaking Dylan’s heart last year, McKenzie returns to Sutton Lake for
another summer. McKenzie realizes love was in front of her the entire time, but
is it too late for Dylan to forgive her?

Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley

16 year old Ryan thinks he’s in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran’s
farm in a remote town … until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so
cagey about her past?

Forbidden by Melissa Frost:

The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it.
Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother
he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?

Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager:

Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son
the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the
girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them
from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?

Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee:

Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being
rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason
reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers
to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with
her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?

An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall:

Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject
for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just
fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can
Lola tell her family about Sarah?

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About the Author
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs’ favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.  
With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.
When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.  
Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel in The Vulcan Legacies series.


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Sasha Hibbs @SashaHibbs
S.D. Wasley : @SDWasleyAuthor
Bridie Hall: @BridieHall13
Melissa Frost: @MelissaHosack
Diana Stager: @DianaStager
Deanna Dee @desantismt

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Book Blitz for The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless

The Glass Mermaid
Release
Date: 07/14/15
Love
Potion Books
Summary
from Goodreads:

Kate



I’m the last mermaid.



I’m back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is
nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky
shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at
long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.



Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people.
The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure.
They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets:
necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love
them.



Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.



Cooper



I’m dying.



It’s not a question, it’s a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I
have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake
Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one.



I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see
her.



All life is fragile as glass.



What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

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About the Author
Romance
author. Cupcake connoisseur. Certified herbalist. Beach bum. Fan of all things Starbucks.
Holistic healing advocate. Surfer girl wanna-be. Lost guru.
Maker of dandelion wine. Counselor. Paranormal buff. Etsy addict. Secretly
Jedi. So not a geek girl. Gifted in sarcasm. Hot wife. Ninja
mom. And now, I’m ready to share a whole head full of witty, mouthy, smart,
lovely, heart-warming, and hot characters with the world. Are you ready?


Poppy
Lawless is the author of the forthcoming series Love & Chocolate releasing
in 2015 and The Glass Mermaid. Poppy holds degrees in English and
Psychology. She is a counselor in the field of mental health and is a trained
herbalist. Poppy’s new series blends the best of romance with a Practical
Magic
 or contemporary Bewitched appeal.
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Cover Reveal for Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey

 
Black Five
Release Date: 11/17/15
Poorhouse Publishing
400 pages
 
Summary from Goodreads:
No one ever accused Penelope Jackson of being normal, nor did they suspect the dark secret she kept. A dangerous web of deceit and secrecy unravels when news of a stranger’s death puts Penn on a collision course with the very person she’s been hiding from her whole life. Her fragile world is shaken to its core with the sudden arrival of Vacavious and she soon discovers the bizarre and magical world surrounding her seemingly ordinary life.

No one is who they claim to be, including those closest to Penn. A mysterious security detail emerges from the shadows scrambling to protect her as powerful forces await the fall of her protective veil on her eighteenth birthday.


Penn prepares to fight against unseen evils before it’s too late. The world of Nighmerianotte and its population depends on her survival, for she is the Sanguine, the Black Five.

About the Author

I’m a mother of two beautiful children and a wife to an adorably supportive husband. Seriously, he’s adorable and tall. Really tall; he’s my high school sweetheart. I’m also a mother of two fur children who are extremely needy, Leo and Vinni.
 
I live with my family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest located on California’s northern coast.

I’m quite boring. But in case you’re wondering, you can see what my loves, my loathes and things you may not know about me by clicking the menu above.

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Cover Reveal of Phoenix Awakens by Eliza Nolan

Phoenix Awakens
Release Date: 10/12/15
 
Summary from Goodreads:
Paranormal debut about a high school senior who finds herself in a fight with a secret society for control of ancient magic.

 

Julia never believed in magic.

 
Julia Long is starting her senior year with an extra dose of crazy. The dreams of cultish, bloody rituals are weird enough, but the victim in her lifelike dreams is her new classmate, Southern charmer Graham.
 
Graham admits he was part of the Phoenixes — a centuries old secret society — but swears he left it all behind. As Julia works with Graham to figure out why she is dreaming about his past, she’s discovering she has other abilities. She heals Graham’s migraines with a touch, and there’s her superhuman strength that comes and goes. Julia doesn’t know where her new talents come from, but there’s no denying that when Graham is near, her powers kick into overdrive.
 
But the Phoenixes want Graham back. They need his blood to awaken the magic they seek, and they’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
 
In a mundane world where magic does not exist, Julia is the only one with a shot at stopping them. Will Julia learn to control her new abilities in time to stop the Phoenixes from harnessing this powerful magic?

About the Author
Eliza Nolan was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She lived in Charleston, South Carolina, for a few years, after which she returned to icy Minnesota – where she now lives with her two cats in a house smaller than your closet.


She is an avid reader and writer of YA. She has ghostwritten a novel or two, but also writes her own stuff, and is FINALLY getting ready (to get ready) to publish her debut young adult urban fantasy novel, Phoenix Awakens.


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Cover Reveal of Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake

Library Jumpers
Release Date: January 2016
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That
is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly
disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia
unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and
transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical
knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the
gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a
dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or
dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds.
Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard,
and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and
her own, before both are destroyed.

Pre-Order Links:

http://chemicalscream.net/entangled/library/

About the Author
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up
an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at schooluntil
her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is
of hereccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her
a strong love for storytelling. So it was onlyfitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with
a bend toward thefantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries,
bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not
at all exotic (much to her disappointment).


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