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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Liars, Inc Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the Liars, Inc blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, guest post, and giveaway.

For fans of Gone GirlI Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

For more information, check out THE OFFICIAL LIARS, INC. WEBSITE


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Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks. 


Guest Post: 


THURS MARCH 26. FBI INTERVIEW WITH PARVATI AMOS

Paula: Welcome to Day 9 of the #CatchAKiller Blog Tour—our last interview.! The first week was background profiles on the victim and suspects. The second week is FBI subject interview transcripts and then one day’s worth of FBI case notes. Follow along to win fun swag and test your detective skills. Nothing in the content is directly spoilery for the book, but the info presented here might get you thinking about who's lying and who's telling the truth. Can you follow the clues and sniff out a killer? Make your guess and then read LIARS, INC. to see if you’re right!




CASE CA4153-228
INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: McGhee, James, Special Agent
SECONDARY INVESTIGATOR: Gonzalez, Alex, Special Agent
PERSON OF INTEREST: Amos, Parvati
LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT: Bhatnagar-Amos, Priya, JD

Agent McGhee: Thanks for agreeing to speak with us tonight.

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: My daughter and I want to help in any way that we can.

Agent McGhee: Parvati, how well do you know Preston?

Parvati Amos: We’ve been friends for a little over, hmm, three years now.

Agent McGhee: Were the two of you ever romantically involved?

Parvati Amos: No.

Agent McGhee: Did you ever want to be?

Parvati: I mean, I guess I had a little crush on him when I first met him, but so did half of the freshman class. He’s hot, he’s funny, he’s rich—there’s a lot to like. But once we got to be friends, I realized he wasn’t my type.

Agent McGhee: What about Max Cantrell?

Parvati Amos: Yeah, Max is my type. But we’re just friends too.

Agent Gonzalez: But you used to date, correct? Some of your classmates said all three of you seem close.

Parvati Amos: Why are you asking me questions you already know the answer to?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Parvati. Don’t be rude.

Agent Gonzalez: We’re just trying to establish some baseline facts.

Parvati Amos: Max and I were together for a few months, yeah.

Agent McGhee: This is difficult to ask, but at any point were you, Max, and Preston all…intimately involved?

Parvati Amos: Are you asking me if my best friends and I were all hooking up with each other? No. Trust me when I say neither one of those guys likes to share. We’re just friends—all three of us. It’s really not that unusual.

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: What does this have to do with Preston’s disappearance?

Agent McGhee: Sorry. We just wanted to clarify a rumor. Do you know if there was anyone at school who wanted to hurt Preston?

Parvati Amos: Not likely. Pres is a golden child. Beloved football star. Party-thrower of epic proportions. Like I said—there’s a lot to like.

Agent McGhee: Did he mention any recent problems outside of school? Family stuff? Anything political going on with his dad that was worrying him?

Parvati Amos: I know the political stuff got old after a while. His parents kind of cracked down on him once his dad made the short list for Secretary of Labor. But nothing major. That’s all just part of being a politician’s kid, right?

Agent McGhee: Where were you on December 3rd?

Parvati Amos: Saturday? Let’s see. Newspaper club in the morning. Then I went for a run. Then I had my Arabic lesson.

Agent McGhee: And that night?

Parvati Amos: I was at home. I did a little homework and then we watched a movie, right Mom?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Ah, yes. Your father and his undying love for Liam Neeson.

Agent McGhee: And what did you do on Sunday?

Parvati Amos: Hmm. Karate class. Went for a run. Did some homework. Family dinner. Watched a little TV.

Agent McGhee: And when’s the last time you saw Max Cantrell?

Parvati Amos: Yesterday at school.

Agent Gonzalez: Not today?

Parvati Amos: He was absent today. It’s his birthday and Max isn’t really must of a student. I figure his parents let him skip.

Agent McGhee: Just one last question. Do you know where Max is right now?

Parvati Amos: I’d assume he’s at home. Or maybe working at his parents’ shop?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: He hasn’t gone missing as well, has he? Is my daughter in danger?

Agent McGhee: No need to panic, ma’am, but I would like to speak with you and your husband privately for a few moments. Parvati, could you go get your father from the lobby?

Parvati Amos: Why can’t I stay?

Priya Bhatnagar-Amos: Because they said privately. Just go get your father, please.


Agent McGhee: Thank you for your time. 

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check out the other stops on this TOUR for more guest posts and reviews. I would also like to say Thank You to Paula for the guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 
Monday, March 23, 2015

H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the H.A.L.F. The Deep Beneath blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, 10 Random Things Post, review, and giveaway.

H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers and has lived a sedated life hidden from humans. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement meets shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll say adios to the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined. 

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill? 

The two may need to forget their rules and training and if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them. 


Review: 

This is a great book that I read so quick that when it was over I was shocked I had read it so fast. The story line is so fast paced and the characters have so much depth to them that I felt like I knew them and that their story line was being played out right in front of me. Oh and Natalie has left me with so many questions that I really need book two now to know what is going to happen. I am definitely going to be buying it  release day. 5/5 Bloody Fangs

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Natalie is the author of H.A.L.F., a young adult science fiction series, and The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. She lives in the high desert of Tucson, Arizona with her husband, tween daughter, and two young cats.

Natalie spends her time writing, reading, gaming, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science, hanging out on social media, and meeting readers and fans at festivals and comic cons throughout the western United States. She likes to walk in the desert, snorkel in warm waters, travel, and share excellent food and conversation with awesome people. Natalie supports the rights of both humans and non-humans to live a life free of suffering caused by people. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a big city high rise. 


10 Random Things About My College Years


10. A wood floor covered in beer is slippery.

9. Because of #10, never wear high heels, pumps or ballet flats to a college party.

8. There is only one time in your adult life when wearing pajamas all day is acceptable. (Okay, unless you’re a writer.)

Now you’re all wondering if I’m wearing pajamas, huh?

7. At no other time in your life will you be surrounded by such a diverse group of people. Future teachers, doctors, engineers, designers, artists, lawyers, musicians, etc., all sharing the same space.

6. I began as a political science major, ended up with a degree in art education but never taught school. Instead I went to law school but 20 years later became a writer. Go figure!

5. Drinks with names like “Brain Stomper” do exactly what the name says.

4. I got married to the love of my life while still in college. They said it wouldn’t last. We’re still together and he is still my best friend.

3. I began my studies at a very small college (about 1500 students total) and ended my undergraduate work at a very large college (over 90,000 students total). I can testify to the fact that the size of the package doesn’t matter. It’s how you use it. ;-)

2. In college, my boyfriend’s roommate had two kittens. One was named Ron, the other Nancy. If you know who those kittens were named after, you probably have a good idea of the era I went to college.


1. If you’re in college and you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. ;-) 



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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you check out the other dates on the TOUR for more guest posts and reviews. I would like to say Thank You to Natalie for letting me review your book and for the guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

In The Time Of Dragon Moon Nerd Blast


Today on my blog I have the In The Time Of Dragon Moon Nerd Blast. There is a spotlight and giveaway on my post.

An epic fantasy about dragons, dark secrets, Pendragons, and magic

On the southernmost tip of Wilde Island--far from the Dragonswood sanctuary and the Pendragon Castle--live the native Euit people. Uma, who is half Euit and half English, and not fully accepted by her tribe, wants to become a healer like her Euit father. But the mad English queen in the north, desperate for another child, kidnaps Uma and her father and demands that he cure her barrenness. After her father dies, Uma must ensure that the queen is with child by the time of the Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake.
Terrified and alone, Uma reaches out to her only possible ally: the king's nephew Jackrun, a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. Together, they must navigate through a sea of untold secrets, unveil a dark plot spawned long ago in Dragonswood, and find a way to accept all the elements--Euit, English, dragon, and fairy--that make them who they are.

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Janet Lee Carey is the award-winning author of nine Young Adult novels including her newest release, In the Time of Dragon Moon, book three of the Wilde Island Chronicles, ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Winner of the Mark Twain Award and finalist for the Washington State Book Award, her books highlight the courage of children and teens, and explore the challenges of staying true to your values while following your dreams. School Library Journal starred review calls her work, “fantasy at its best-original, beautiful, amazing, and deeply moving.” Statistics have shown that children who read are more compassionate. Janet links each new book with a charitable organization empowering youth to read and reach out. She tours the U.S. and abroad presenting at schools, book festivals and conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians. Janet and her family live near Seattle by a lake where rising morning mist forms into the shape of dragons. 


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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this nerd blast. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Hunted Blog Tour

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Title:  The Hunted
Series:  The Abandoned Series, Book 1
Author:  C.J. Hart
Published:  March 31st, 2015
Publisher:  Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Mild violence, adult language
Recommended Age:  13+
Synopsis:
Just your average boy-meets-girl, boy-kills-people story.
The Native American Navajo tribe has stories of a monster so wicked, so blood-thirsty, that they are to be hunted down and slaughtered. But are they just legends? Or is something sinister lurking in the shadows? The Yee Naaldlooshi—skinwalkers—have the ability to transform themselves. And they can be anyone. Anything.
The Hunters—a group dedicated to tracking the creatures—are hot on their trail and they won’t stop until every last one is dead. But are they all as evil as foretold? Seb, alpha of the Taylor, Arizona reservation pack, begins to question the acts of their kind. But he’s broken a rule and must choose between killing the girl he loves or risking everything to save her. Cassie must fight for her survival. The pack is after her. And they’re no joke. Cass is about to find out how sadistic they can be.
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Excerpt  from The Hunted by C.J. Hart
— Seb —
The night has begun to creep in. Spooky shadows and hooting owls. A chill shimmers up my spine. Humans have long locked themselves away in their houses. The rez isn’t a place you want to be out in after dark.
Good thing I’m not human.
I sprint into the forest, deep enough so no one can see me strip. When I reach the third fallen log, I stop. Kicking off my shoes, I crumple my shirt and jeans, stuffing them into the backpack and tugging the zipper closed. I cram it in a log.
The prickling of my skin intensifies as my hunger for flesh and blood grows, twisting and churning my stomach. Tugging at my muscles. I leap into the air. Hands and feet turn to paws, fingers and toes to claws. Fur spreads over my whole body, gray with circles of black on my back.
I raise my muzzle into the air and suck in a deep breath. Rust, salt, and sinew fill my nostrils. East. The lake. I pad towards it, silent and starving. Then it hits me. Like a brick wall shooting up, keeping me in my place. Staggering back as the scent of roses and coffee floods my airways, I shake my head to rid myself of the stench. Where’s it coming from? I must find out. I need to. It’s too mouthwatering to resist. I spin, sampling the air around me. West. I charge through the forest, paws crashing against leaves and bracken. I’m making too much noise. I’ve forgotten to care. Lost all rational thoughts.
I pass the invisible border dividing Aeston and Taylor.
A house appears at the edge of the trees, its exterior brown and gray. A blonde girl sits on the porch, candlelight sparking across her face. I freeze, claws digging into soil. She’s reading. The light breeze brings her scent to me. Coffee and roses. Such a sweet, decadent aroma. My mouth waters. She can’t be more than seventeen. I creep as close as I dare, curious. Her hazel eyes dart across the page. What’s she reading?
She doesn’t see me. I slink closer, leaning out of the trees.
A male voice cuts through the air. “Dinner’s ready.”
Her head snaps up. “Coming, Dad!” She marks her page, snuffs the candle flame, and then disappears inside.
I wait. Minutes or hours pass. A light in an upstairs room illuminates. The curtains close. Moments later, the curtains open and the light is extinguished.
I must see more. 
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About the Author:
Renée Shearer writes young adult fiction under the name of C.J. Hart. Renée is a full-time writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with a crazy pooch named Abbey and a boisterous, somersaulting rescue budgie named Kaleb. Her days are spent living in her fictional worlds and consuming way too much caffeine. She has an (unhealthy?) obsession with all things cupcake- and coffee-related plus Kerouac and YA dystopia/fantasy books. Renée can often be found surrounded by books, marathoning crime shows and munching on vegan goodies, on Twitter (@Renee_Shearer), Pinterest, or dancing in a rainstorm.
Renée hopes to one day visit Rio and is currently learning Brazilian Portuguese.
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Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Clean Teen Publishing eBook, and a $15 Amazon gift card.

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Season of Fire Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have the Season of Fire blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, and giveaway.

After tackling her first mission and coming to terms with her power of empathy, Andriana discovers her first battles were only a taste of what is to come. She and her Knight, Ronan, have admitted their feelings for one another, but their bonds are tested when Keallach appears following the Remnants' attempt to free his imprisoned twin brother, Kapriel. Andriana is sure Keallach can be convinced to follow the Maker's plan, but her decision leaves her separated from her fellow Remnants and could drive a wedge between her and Ronan that proves impossible to overcome. 


Review: 

I can not express how much I love this series. I was hooked from book one and with book two Lisa shows us just how great of a writer she is. I was so totally lost in this world that I don't even think I moved while reading it. She writes such an amazing world filled with characters that I have come to love and have enjoyed going on their journey with them. My only complaint is having to wait until next year for the next book as I don't know how I will be able to do that. 



Seriously if you want a book filled with adventure, and a plot that will leave you turning the next page just to see what will happen next and than you throw in an author whose writing is just breath taking than you need to pick up this book. 5/5 Bloody Fangs 



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Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. Her most recent works includes a YA series called River of Time (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, Bourne & Tributary), God Gave Us Angels, and the Grand Tour Series (Glamorous Illusions, Grave Consequences, and Glittering Promises). She’s currently at work on the third in her Remnants trilogy, coming out in 2016. Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, and working on fence post ducks with her husband, Tim (RMrustic.com). They have three kids–Olivia (19), Emma (16) and Jack (11).


The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 





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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Lisa for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Crimson Gate Blog Tour


Today on my blog I have The Crimson Gate blog tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, ten favorite books post, and giveaway.

Harlow must stop her evil counterpart in this thrilling sequel to The Violet Hour.

Harlow Wintergreen has just been named the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father. But there's one big problem. The real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, has escaped confinement and is masquerading as her.

Now initiated as their leader, Isiris intends to unleash a killer super virus aimed at cleansing the planet of VisionCrest. In order to stop her, Harlow must find a way out of the temple and locate the Resistance...or the world will be destroyed. 


Book Review: 

This book picks up right after The Violet Hour which I loved so when this book came up to review I jumped at the chance! And let me tell you I loved this book from the start. It's so good. Not once was I bored or even put this book down I was that hooked. But I do have one complaint and that is I finished this book in one sitting and now I am left really wanting the next book! So please Whitney hurry up and write it so I can read it. 5/5 Bloody Fangs



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Whitney A. Miller lives in San Francisco with her husband and a struggling houseplant.
She’s summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden the Trans-Siberian rails, bicycled through Vietnam, done the splits on the Great Wall of China, and evaded the boat police in Venice. However, her best international adventures take place on the page.Whitney is represented by Jennifer Laughran at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. 


10 Favorite Books Read the Last Year:

1.      Girl on a Wire (Gwenda Bond)
2.     The Winner’s Curse (Marie Rutkoski)
3.      I’ll Give You the Sun (Jandy Nelson)
4.     Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry)
5.      To All the Boys I Loved Before (Jennie Han)
6.     Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Maggie Stiefvater)
7.      The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)
8.     Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Maria Semple)
9.     Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)

10.   Grasshopper Jungle and 100 Sideways Miles (Andrew Smith) 


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Check out the other stops on the TOUR to see more reviews, guest posts, and even a vlog post. 



Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Whitney for letting me review your book and the guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

~Sabrina 

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