Cover Reveal: Something Blue by Kristy Nicolle

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Release Date: April 2017

synIn the city of Monopolis, where happily ever after is just a scientific formula away.

Valentine Morland has been waiting nine years for her day to come. Now it’s here, and she will marry the man of her dreams, a stranger to her, before being swept off to life of carefree luxury and bliss, courtesy of the Jigsaw Project. However, all is not as Valentine imagined as her new husband is quickly discovered as not the man of her dreams, but one who claims he isn’t capable of love at all. Harbouring an intense paranoia for the system, which upholds the very idealist fantasy that Valentine holds so dear, Clark threatens to throw her into a world, not of bliss, but of scary consequence where her every emotion is under scrutiny.

Can it be that the scientific formula with a 99% success rate got it all wrong, or is everything in the world of Bliss Inc. more sinister than it seems?

Adventurous reading, 

 

Jordan

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Review: Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

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She had a plan. It went south.
 
Harper is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.
 
Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing to the South Pole. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart.

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3.5/5 Stars 

+++Using this for the Antarctica portion of my 2016 YA Reading Challenge 

Up to this Pointe was a different sort of YA contemporary and something that is severely missing in the genre. This is not something I’d typically read. It’s very hard for me to get swept up into contemporary because that are so many overused and abused tropes that they’ve become too predictable (many, not all). So when a realistic YA really hits home, I’m always pleasantly surprised and it takes me a while to gather my thoughts, hence the lateness of this review. 

Up to this Pointe is a story of self actualization and realization that goes beyond the typical coming of age story. The plot explores what happens when your dreams are crushed. What happens when the thing that you place all your hopes and future plans on falls through. And further, when the person that you made these plans with succeeds where you fail. Rejection can be a soul crushing, horrible experience for anyone and Up to this Pointe takes it a step further, when everything you’ve ever desired is taken from you no matter how hard you fight, the years of work you put in, and when your body betrays you.Every shade of emotion wars within Harper. The anger, the jealousy, the hopelessness, the rallying, the determination. It’s beautiful and dark, honest and so raw. She fights her way back to the foundation of who she used to be and comes back as better, with a greater understanding of herself. 

Harper is super focused. Everything in her life is planned, precise, and on a road map to this life that she knows will not be a fantasy but is everything to her. Her determination is remarkable. She’s far from perfect. Her emotions consume her. She gets lost, she crumbles, and she does some questionable things in her grief, but this makes her story so easy to identify with, even if the plot is so out of the park. 

I loved that this WAS NOT a love story in the romantic sense. Yes, there is romance, there is a guy, there’s another guy distraction, etc., but that is NOT the main arc. If anything, the romance was with her passion-ballet and later, the magic of the Antarctic. 

There’s an odd bunch of secondary characters in here who are weird but likable. They each have their flaws and hangups. Occasionally their role in the plot was flighty or their story seemed ramped up for drama. 

The Antarctic ❤ Do you have any idea how hard it is to find YA set in the Antarctic? It’s extremely limited. And one that has so many historical references? I adored the blend of history and science. The imagery is haunting and fantastic. The landscape is to die for. There’s a scene with the baby penguins ❤ ❤ ❤ All the feels!!!

The ending felt rushed and slammed with info. I wasn’t sure if she accomplished what she said or it was dreams that she planned on making happen when she got state side again. 

If you like any of the following, you’ll enjoy this:

Enchanting reading, 

Jordan

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Within the Darkest Hollows by D.A. Roach

 

“It also fills you with so much excitement as you devour this epic adventure that Roach has taken you on.” – 5 Star iScream Books 

“For a YA paranormal, this series is superb. Personally I usually want/need that ‘adult’ edge – however this series really doesn’t need it.” – 5 Star Hashtag Minxes Love Books 

“Love!! I’ve been waiting for book 2 for what seemed like forever and so worth the wait!” – 5 star Reader Review

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Cassidy and her mystical ring are stuck in the middle of a battle between the Demon World and the Mortal Realm…
 
A conflict with the demons has left Killian, head of the Demon Hunters, injured and stripped of his powerful Demon Hunter tattoo. Cassidy is tasked with caring for him in the Human Realm until he is well enough to cross back into the Demon Realm. But soon she notices he is acting strangely and begins to suspect something is wrong.
 
She seeks help from Serena, a retired Demon Hunter, but it’s too late…
 
Cassidy returns home to find Killian has gone missing. Tyler, a friend with his own set of mystical powers, shows up to tell her that Killian is at his house demanding a meeting with the Demon Queen Rya. She and Serena have to work fast to find a way to heal Killian and get Cassidy’s ring away from him before Rya is involved. Meanwhile, Tyler and his dad have their own plan to make a deal with the Queen.
 
The Queen has a decision to make, but not before securing her leverage…
 
Rya wants time to consider the offer presented by Tyler’s dad, and takes Cassidy to the Demon Realm as collateral. The Demon Queen must choose between Tyler, the mate she was promised, and the mystical ring that was forged for her years ago.
 
Tyler is forced to face the inner demon he has worked so hard to restrain. Will he succeed, or will he be lost to the darkness, leaving Cassidy to be sacrificed by the demons?
 
As both sides gain alliances, the tension between the realms grows and the time for action draws near…
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D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story.

D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

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Jordan

Cover Reveals: In Truth and Ashes by Nicole Luiken & Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley

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Let us know what you think of the covers for In Truth & Ashes by Nicole Luiken & Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley which release on January 2, 2017 and January 16, 2017 respectively!

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What she can’t remember could ruin her life.

The Mirror Worlds are but dull reflections of the True World, where magic and technology blend together…

On the True World, Belinda Loring has known from childhood that she must Bond with the son of another noble First Family. Uniting the families ensures hers will hold onto its powerful position, and so she’s always pushed down the tender feelings she has for her best friend—gorgeous, steadfast Demian, who isn’t noble.

But when the ceremonial magic goes disastrously wrong, Belinda becomes a national disgrace. Scorned as Broken, she turns to Demian for help getting revenge on the man who ruined her: the radical Malachi.

But the seeds of Malachi’s murderous plans lie buried in Belinda’s past, in the dark days of her kidnapping—a period of which she has no memory. And Demian may hold the key to recovering all that she’s lost—and saving the worlds.

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Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.

Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.

The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.

If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.

Disclaimer: Caution! Reading this book will open your heart and inspire you to take risks. Only those searching for true love should proceed.

Planning to Pre-order Pushing the Boundaries:

If you have pre-ordered Pushing the Boundaries or are planning to do so, then do so now to claim your free pre-order gift!free-pushing-the-boundaries-book-necklace

Don’t wait because this offer is ONLY open to the first 100 people who register their pre-orders with us.

When you pre-order either a Paperback or an eBook version of Pushing the Boundaries, you will receive the following special item. In order to receive your free gift, please complete the following Google Form and email the proof of purchase of Pushing the Boundaries (your receipt) to publicity {at} entangledpublishing {dot} com by Thursday, January 12, 2017, and then sit back and wait!

REGISTER YOUR PRE-ORDER HERE!

If you live in the US, and you’re one of the first 100 people to register your pre-order, your free gift will consist of:

  • A Pushing Book Necklace made by Stacey Trombley’s own hands!

If you live internationally, unfortunately, this free gift is not available for you due to the high cost of shipping the necklaces to other countries.

Read on,

Jordan

Release Day Blitz: Wilder by Lena North

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Wilder’s wonderful grandfather is dead, and so is her mother, but Grandpa Willy gives her one final gift in his will – the knowledge that her father is only her step-father.
 
Once she meets Hawker, the scary man who turns out to be her real dad, her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out about a heritage she never knew she had, and secrets from the past are uncovered as she fights to save her part of the world from destruction.
 
And then there’s Mac, with his green eyes and a soft voice that flows through her like sweet honey. He’s there to help Wilder when she needs it the most, and as she struggles with how to fit into the group of people around her dad – having Mac in her life becomes more important with every bad thing that happens.
 
“Wilder” is the first in the Birds of a Feather series and a spin-off from the Dreughan trilogy. It’s set in modern time and can be read stand-alone.
 Excerpt“Let him go, Wilder,” a deep, gravelly voice rumbled.
 
Slowly, I turned my head to the side and realized immediately that I had been so very wrong. My father was not a fat loser of a drunk sitting in a corner drinking cheap whiskey.
 
My father was a tall, scary man with long, pitch black hair and tattoos slithering down his arms from under a tight t-shirt that showed off a lean muscular body. I realized another mistake I’d made. I’d thought that he wouldn’t know who I was since I didn’t look at all like my mother, but the man in front of me would recognize me anywhere because, except for the color of our hair, I looked just like him. It was like looking at a weird mirror where my face stared back at me from a man much older than me. He seemed calm, unnervingly so, but the two men at his sides were scowling angrily. At me? Or at the drunken man on the floor?
 
“I’ll deal with Doug. Let him go now,” he ordered calmly.
 
“Shit,” the man beneath me whispered. “You’re Wilder?”
 
“Shut up, Doug,” one of the two men flanking my father said quietly.
 
Slowly, I let go of the man, and he scrambled to his feet quickly, cowering as he approached the three men standing side by side, hands on their hips.
 
“I’m sorry, had no clue, wouldn’t have -”
 
My father’s eyes flicked to the side, one eyebrow went up slightly, but then he looked back at me. This was clearly an order because one of the men immediately moved over, grabbed Doug’s arm and led him away.
 
“Willy’s gone then?”
 
At first, I was surprised by the question, but then I understood. Willy had known this man. And he’d known him well enough to share the contents of his will, had told him that I’d know the truth once he was gone.
 
“Yeah,” I whispered hoarsely.
 
“Do you know who I am?”
 
I stared at him. Did he think I was stupid? Slowly, I pulled off my sunglasses and stretched them out in the general direction of where I thought Mickey would be. He took them, and when he did, he squeezed my hand a little. This calmed me down, and I raised my chin, holding my father’s eyes. Eyes that were the same freakishly yellow color as my own.
 
“I buried my grandfather and my mother this morning. Then I went to the attorney’s office and heard how Paolo Fratinelli became the owner of everything except our ranch and a small house in this village. Next thing, Paolo told me that he isn’t my father and that I should go to this place to find the man who was. So yeah… It’s been one of the worst days of my life. But I know who you are,” I said, slowly and succinctly.
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The proper way to put it here would probably be to describe how I love to play with our two big dogs, adore my fantastic daughters and how much I love to read.
 
Another way would be to use my imagination and then I would be a super powerful warrior woman, think Xena the warrior princess (though with less tacky clothes). Or when I think of it, maybe I’m actually more of a Hercule Poirot (sans the suit and moustache). Or maybe I’m like Aragorn, strong and cool and then I might get to meet Gandalf! Or I could be Bella’s pretty cousin and snap Jacob up in a second (yeah, I’m so not team Edward), or wait, maybe I could be like one of them heroines in historical novels who swoon all the time. I’ve always wanted to swoon…
 
Well, I guess you get how my mind is working (or not working, some say). Anyways, I like to write. Stories, adventures, romantic and happy stuff mixed up with sorrow and hardship, and bit of laughter here and there because the way I see it – life is way too short to go around feeling grumpy.
 
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Fantastic reading, 
Jordan

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn

synWendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.

A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?

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Be sure and check out Ben Hale’s new book…
Now infamous for his exploits, Jack Myst is a master thief. 
 
As a member of the Thieves Guild he has fought assassins, reavers, and even a devil—but now he faces his greatest challenge yet, the rank of guildmaster. Ascending to the office after defeating Skorn at Margauth, he launches a daring plan, one to steal what cannot be stolen.
 
A god.
 
But Skorn has retrieved the fragments of an ancient artifact, and has begun construction on the Necrolith, the beacon of ending. He issues a king’s bounty on Jack’s head, turning governments and guilds against him. Hounded by soldiers and hunted by assassins, it will require all of Jack’s skill to triumph over Skorn.
 
He couldn’t be more excited.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FULL MASTER THIEF SERIES OR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE AWESOME BOOKS BY BEN HALE!
 
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Chanda Hahn is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of the Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series. She uses her experience as a children’s pastor, children’s librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens. She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children.
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Magical reading, 
Jordan

Blog Tour: Ruined in Retribution by Valia Lind

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synGone. Gone. Gone.

For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.

Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.

Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.

Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.

Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?

— TITANIUM SERIES —
Book 1: Pieces of Revenge: Amazon #FREE

Book 2: Scarred by Vengeance: Amazon
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Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction.

You can visit her online at www.valialind.wordpress.com or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

Exciting reading, 

Jordan