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Why You Should Pick The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow up + feat. a Giveaway!

The Sound of the Stars

by Alechia Dow

Publisher: Inkyard Press

Release Date: February 25, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Can a girl who risks her life for books and an alien who loves forbidden pop music work together to save humanity?

Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population.

Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survives in an Ilori-controlled center in New York City. Deemed dangerously volatile because of their initial reaction to the invasion, humanity’s emotional transgressions are now grounds for execution. All art, books and creative expression are illegal, but Ellie breaks the rules by keeping a secret library. When a book goes missing, Ellie is terrified that the Ilori will track it back to her and kill her.

Born in a lab, M0Rr1S (Morris) was raised to be emotionless. When he finds Ellie’s illegal library, he’s duty-bound to deliver her for execution. The trouble is, he finds himself drawn to human music and in desperate need of more. They’re both breaking the rules for love of art—and Ellie inspires the same feelings in him that music does.

Ellie’s—and humanity’s—fate rests in the hands of an alien she should fear. M0Rr1S has a lot of secrets, but also a potential solution—thousands of miles away. The two embark on a wild and dangerous road trip with a bag of books and their favorite albums, all the while making a story and a song of their own that just might save them both.

Why you should pick this one up (Especially if you’re a YA lover!)!:

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If You Only Knew Blog Tour (Featuring the author’s letter to her younger self + a giveaway!)

If You Only Knew
by Prerna Pickett
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: February 11th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

A boy recently released from jail and the daughter of a prosecutor fall for each other against the odds in this YA novel.

Corey has just been released from jail, and all he wants is a new beginning. But when his former gang comes knocking, Corey agrees to vandalize the home of Kent Hopper, the prosecutor who put him away.

To erase the guilt she carries from getting away with a crime, Tessa spends most of her nights riding her motorcycle. When she catches Corey destroying her father’s car, she doesn’t see a criminal: She sees a way to finally right her own wrongs. So instead of turning Corey over to the police, she convinces her father to give Corey a second chance.

As Tessa and Corey spend more time with each other, it becomes difficult to ignore the pull between them. But they’re both keeping secrets, and when those secrets come to light, they’ll each have to face their demons in order to have a future together.


Prerna’s Letter to Her Younger Self:

I know right now it seems like the rest of your life is so far away, but let me tell you, it’s going to happen to you so fast you’ll barely be able to catch your breath when it does. Right now you’re spending time your group of friends, skipping school way too frequently, and pining over a boy who is also pining over you. Spoiler alert, you’re going to marry him and have a bunch of kids. 

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Coral by Sara Ella Blog Tour (+ Finished Copy Giveaway!)

Coral by Sara Ella

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: November 12th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Mermaids, Fairy Tales

Are you a fan of Little Mermaid inspired stories? Looking for something to fill the void after the Live TV Special until the live action movie release? Look no further, Sara Ella reimagines The Little Mermaid in a unique way that will leave an impact!

Synopsis:

Multiple award-winning young adult author Sara Ella reimagines The Little Mermaid in a powerful and unexpected way.

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In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety by Krysten Lindsay Hager Blog Tour + The Author’s Self Care Tips!

In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety
by Krysten Lindsay Hager 
(The Cecily Taylor Series, #2) 
Publication date: September 3rd 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Cecily feels like she has it all: great best friends, the beginnings of a career as a model/actress, and she’s dating her favorite singer, Andrew Holiday. Then Cecily’s best friend Lila begins to ditch her every time Lila’s boyfriend calls. Cecily feels lost, but she and Andrew begin connecting more and she’s never been in a relationship where she felt so understood. Andrew even begins to confide in her about his anxiety. Soon Cecily experiences her own anxiety on a magazine photo shoot, but she manages to impress the magazine staff. Just when it seems like all her dreams are coming true, everything comes crashing down when a photo of Andrew with another girl appears online. He swears nothing happened, but Cecily is crushed. She feels like she’s lost two of the people closest to her. Was her perfect relationship real or was she in over her head?

Purchase Links:

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Since the book deals with anxiety, I thought I would ask the author if she was willing to share some of her favorite forms of self care that she uses when she feels she needs some self care time! Here is what she enjoys!:

When I was asked to write my favorite forms of self-care my first thought was, “Do I want the world to know how I self-soothed with Pepsi, bacon, and the Disney channel after dealing with grief and the anxiety that goes with it?” And then I thought, well, it got me through, didn’t it? I have Andrew and Cecily both deal with anxiety in both of the books and I have another book called, Landry in Like, where I have a slightly younger character learning some tips to help with her anxiety. They use a few different methods, but here are five that help me.

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Winter’s Captive Blitz (Excerpt + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!)

Winter’s Captive 
by Elle Madison & Robin D. Mahle 
(The Lochlann Treaty #1) 
Publication date: December 21st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Synopsis:

The black X of the Aramach Rebels marks the spot Princess Charlotte’s life was destroyed.

Her fiance taken and her kingdom on the brink of war because of it, Charlie refuses to be the damsel in distress and takes matters into her own hands. She can only trust a handful of people as hints of a conspiracy are uncovered. 

Leaving her castle and everything she’s ever known behind, Charlie ventures into a place she only thought she knew — her own kingdom. In the face of traitors and thieves and ruthless rebels, Charlie won’t be stopped on her mission to set things right and find her prince.

The only question is: Will she find him before it’s too late?

Excerpt:

Honestly, who makes their way in life by taking other people’s belongings?” I grumbled, kicking at a pile of snow. “And who does that wench think she is? Kill me and…” I trailed off.

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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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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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Blog Tour: Zinnia by Christina Bauer

Zinnia by Christina Bauer 
(Angelbound Offspring #3) 
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: July 30th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:

As the last dragon shifter, I live alone, hiding in one of Earth’s sacred deserts. My human handlers tell me that I have no parents, no name, and no purpose other than to train for battle and one day become a vessel for the reincarnation of Chimera, the greatest dragon shifter of all. Sadly, Chimera’s rebirth will mean my own death. But my handlers say this sacrifice is a noble fate that will rebuild the dragon shifter world.

I shall die on my seventeenth birthday. That’s five days from now.

Then I hear music thumping across the desert. I take my mortal form, follow the sound, and find humans dancing in what they call a rave. There is a stage and a rock band. One thing quickly becomes clear: Unlike the audience, the musicians are dragon shifters, just like me. And one of them, the guitar player Rhodes, makes my knees turn watery. The lead singer, Kaps, has something strangely familiar about her.

It all adds up to one conclusion: My handlers lied to me. I’m not the last of my kind. Memories reappear. I had parents once. Portia and Tempest. I even had a name. Zinnia. Perhaps I have a reason to live as well. I step past the dancing humans to confront the players.

I will find out the full truth, no matter what.

Excerpt

Slipping out from under my covers, I step toward my balcony. Cool air wafts through the curtains. A chill seeps into my skin, so I pull the tie on my silk robe a little tighter. 

One moment, the balcony only frames the sight of a darkened forest and flickering stars. A second later, he is there.

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