WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 10/9/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad. I felt like I needed a non-fantasy book this time and I liked her previous trilogy so I picked up this one.

What did you recently finish reading?

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 9/18/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently looking at reading Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson, but I haven’t started it yet!

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Blog Tours, Excerpt

Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger Blog Tour + An Emotion-Packed Excerpt!

Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go

Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. 


Dew respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It’s causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she, expects. 

Candace Ganger’s Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye.


Excerpt

That was when the universe built itself around the three of us; vibrant wildflowers, dipped in my mother’s favorite verb: “love.” I wish I could remember the smell of her better. I wish I could remember what Dad would say. When I lose my breath in the thick of human oceans and panic, I wish harder.

My second set of parents, Stella and Thomas, are kind to me. Stella’s eyes remind me of my mother’s—two infinity pools, giving the illusion of boundless compassion—while Thomas’s laugh is an eerily mirrored version of my father’s. Sometimes, when Thomas finds himself amused, I catch myself thinking Dad is here. I can almost see him holding his bass guitar, doubled over from a joke he’d heard.

My sister, Faith, hasn’t settled into this family yet, even after a year of fostering. She cries, punches her bed pillow—sometimes Stella; sometimes Thomas. Her wailing is incessant, scratchy, and raw. Sometimes I sit outside her door and silently cry with her. When you’re taken from your birth parents, it doesn’t matter how wonderful your new, adoptive, or temporary, foster parents are. They can be every warm hug you’ve needed, but if you’re holding tight to the feeling of being home, you may find com­fort in the cold, dark night instead. I did at first. After all the months with us, Faith is realizing the Brickmans are her home now, but she’s still fighting to stay warm on her own, hoping her parents would somehow return.

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Stuck With You Guest Post from Author Christina Mandelski

Stuck with You by Christina Mandelski

Publication Date: September 2, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

When Caleb Gray heads to the Texas coast to mentally prepare for a future he isn’t sure he wants, the last person he expects to see is Catie Dixon. Yeah, their mothers have been planning their wedding since they were born, but he and Catie are most definitely not friends. He can’t see her as anything but the annoying kid who followed him everywhere. Except, it’s really bothering him that everyone is staring at her in that bikini…

Catie got over her crush on Caleb ages ago. So why can’t she see past his ripped body or how unsettled he seems? She’s got her own problems, though. Her future has been set for years and now she’s dreaming of pulling the plug. A week at their families’ beach house is just what she needs to pull herself together, and she has no intention of letting Caleb back into her heart…which would be a whole lot easier if he’d put on a shirt.

But a forced week of togetherness full of beach parties, waterslide mishaps, bonfires, and roller coasters sparks more than an understanding. What do you do when the person standing in the way of your future is the one person you grew up hating…but now don’t?

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Road to Publication

Hi there, thanks for having me on today to talk about my latest book, Stuck With You!

Stuck With You was a true collaboration with my fantastic editor Heather Howland at Entangled. After hinting around at the super sweet and hot but unlucky at love Caleb’s character for the first two books in the world, we both really wanted his luck to turn around. 

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Kingdom Cold by Brittni Chenelle Blitz Feat. Giveaway + Excerpt!

Kingdom Cold
Brittni Chenelle
Publication date: September 1st 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Beware: a binge awaits.

Deliciously dark, romantic and gripping, the Kingdom Cold trilogy now can be yours in a dazzling collection.

Kingdom Cold follows the impulsive, teenage princess, Charlotte, as she attempts to murder her betrothed. But an arranged marriage is only the beginning of her problems, for the world as she knows it is falling apart. Her kingdom faces total destruction at the hands of Merlin and Lancelot, leaders of power-crazed Camelot.

Will wicked King Arthur prove, once and for all, that ruthless deeds create the legend? Can Princess Charlotte sacrifice love to save her home?

Only one can reign.

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EXCERPT:

I reached around my back to try and unlace my corset myself. Not even close. There was no way I was getting it off. I tried reaching one more time, but this time I wound up making myself light-headed and out of breath. A thud sounded on my door. My shoulders tensed. I hoped it was one of my maids—I needed to get out of this thing. I hurried to the door and pushed it open. Prince Young stood in my doorway.

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Crown of Coral and Pearl Blog Tour!

Crown of Coral and Pearl

by Mara Rutherford
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: August 27th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:

For generations, the princes of Ilara have married the most beautiful maidens from the ocean village of Varenia. But though every girl longs to be chosen as the next princess, the cost of becoming royalty is higher than any of them could ever imagine…

Nor once dreamed of seeing the wondrous wealth and beauty of Ilara, the kingdom that’s ruled her village for as long as anyone can remember. But when a childhood accident left her with a permanent scar, it became clear that her identical twin sister, Zadie, would likely be chosen to marry the Crown Prince—while Nor remained behind, unable to ever set foot on land.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: 8/21/19

WWW is hosted by Taking On a World of Words and is a weekly meme where bloggers can respond to a few questions about what they are currently reading and what they’d like to read in the future.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

I just started Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi! I haven’t opened it yet so I can’t say much about it.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished reading Restore Me and Shadow Me, both by Tahereh Mafi. I’m kinda shook that I liked them because I didn’t really like the first trilogy (still not supporting Warner though!!).

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not sure yet, since the next Shatter Me books won’t be out for a few months.

Blog Tours

How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman Blog Tour

How the Light Gets In

by Katy Upperman

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release Date: August 6th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Synopsis:

Since her sister’s tragic death, seventeen-year-old Callie Ryan has basically given up. Her grades have plummeted, she’s quit her swim team, and she barely recognizes the people her parents have become.

When she returns to her aunt’s run-down coastal Victorian one year after Chloe’s death, Callie resigns herself to a summer of guilt and home renovations. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the tiny coastal town or by Tucker Morgan, a local boy brimming with sunshine.

But even as her days begin to brighten, Callie’s nights are crowded with chilling dreams, unanswered questions, and eerie phenomenon that have her convinced she’s being haunted. Will Callie be able to figure out what her sister is trying to communicate before it’s too late?

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