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Natalie Wright

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Jack Getze

BIG SHOES Official Blog Tour

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Nancy Freund


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Colleen Houck

RECREATED Official Nerd Blast

Paula Stokes

VICARIOUS Official Nerd Blast

E.L. Tettensor


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BIG SHOES by Jack Getze

Series: Austin Carr Mysteries
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books (September 7, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1943402051
ISBN-13: 978-1943402052

Jersey Shore broker Austin Carr wants out of the stock and bond business but un-hooking from his mobbed-up partner won’t be painless. Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli is best known for professional consultations that deteriorate into criminal violence, breakfast appointments raided by the FBI and one particular Power Point presentation to a Jersey state racing commission that ended in automatic weapons fire.

Good thing she likes Austin.

She just won’t let Austin out of the business. Plus Johnny “The Turk” Korsay is on a rampage and had his crooked cops arrest Luis, the bartender Austin’s best friend. Why? Because Austin saw The Turk kill Heriberto. And now he’s gunning for the stock broker.

It’s another brush with violent death and a sexy redhead for Austin Carr when Mama Bones and her rival Jersey associate of a fading New York crime family battle for the future of imported sex slaves, boardwalk tourist business and surprising horse racing secrets, past and present.

“Big Shoes is a five-star romp.”
--Rick Bylina, best-selling author of One Promise Too Many

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Former L.A. Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime and horror short stories. His award-winning Austin Carr mystery series is published by Down & Out Books. The latest, BIG SHOES, won Deadly Ink's David Award for Best Mystery of 2015. His short fiction has appeared in A Twist of Noir, Beat to a Pulp, The Big Adios and several anthologies.

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{Nerd Blast} VICARIOUS by Paula Stokes

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (August 16, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765380943
ISBN-13: 978-0765380944

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Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States. But they've escaped the past and started over in a new place where no one knows who they used to be.

Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose's ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it's bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities in the city's hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you--for a price.

When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter is devastated. She won't rest until she finds her sister's killer. But when the clues she uncovers conflict with the digital recordings her sister made, Winter isn't sure what to believe. To find out what happened to Rose, she'll have to untangle what's real from what only seems real, risking her own life in the process.

Paula Stokes weaves together a series of mysteries and the story of an unbreakable bond between sisters in this unforgettable high-tech thrill ride.

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Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts. She’s the author of several novels, most recently Vicarious and Girl Against the Universe. Her writing has been translated into eleven 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.

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{Nerd Blast} RECREATED by Colleen Houck

Series: The Reawakened Series
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 038537660X
ISBN-13: 978-0385376600

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From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.

Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.

Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.

For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.

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New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

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H.A.L.F.: THE MAKERS by Natalie Wright

Publisher: Boadicea Press (May 10, 2016)
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
File Size: 1993 KB
Print Length: 362 pages
Language: English

“Conflicts with alien races are given enormous depth in this engrossingly written science fiction novel. The Makers is a compelling addition to a science fiction series sure to appeal to young adults, and its exciting progression will keep readers wanting more.” (5 Stars) --Carolyn Bailey for Foreword Clarion Reviews

“[W]right has a truly unique voice in this genre. Readers who enjoy a creative read, an epic story line, an adventurous and thrilling book, will love The Makers.” (5 Stars) --Chris Fischer, Readers’ Favorite

“An enthralling, page-turning sci-fi adventure. The makings of an epic!” (5 Stars) --The Wishing Shelf Reviews

“Wright’s writing is fast-paced, with snappy chapters and alternating points of view.” --Blue Ink Reviews

“Wright's abilities in world creation are simply second to none. I look forward to more in this incredibly promising series.” (5 Stars) --Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite

Roswell. Area 51. The X-Files.

You've seen the aliens known as "the Greys" in movies and on T.V. But what if everything you think you know about them is wrong?

And what if the Greys are only the beginning?

Erika Holt dodged death and departed Earth in an alien ship. It wasn't how she'd planned to spend her senior year. Is Erika on her way to paradise? Or to a hell worse than the underground lab she escaped?

The greys rescued Tex from the underground lab and promised him a life he could never have imagined. But what will he have to give up to become one with The Conexus?

Jack Wilson is still Commander Sturgis' prisoner, but a promise of freedom comes from an unlikely source. Will his liberation cost more than he's willing to pay?

On a nondescript planet on the far side of the galaxy, the M'Uktah have evolved from a wolf-like predatory creature into a highly advanced species that has mastered intergalactic travel. They are cultured. Refined.

And hungry...

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Natalie is the award-winning author of H.A.L.F., a young adult science fiction series, and The Akasha Chronicles, a popular young adult fantasy trilogy with over 2 Million reads on Wattpad. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, teen daughter, and two cats. Natalie spends her time writing, reading, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science, and meeting readers and fans at book festivals and comic cons throughout the western United States. Natalie appears frequently on radio, podcasts and vlogs such as The Speculative Fiction Cantina, Front Row Geeks and iHeart Radio.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

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1 Winner will receive a Copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by 
J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne from Book Depository.

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Love Heals All by Addie McKenna

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A modern love story for the social media generation featuring Vine superstar Hayes Grier!

Autumn moves across the country and struggles to fit in as the new girl in school. When she crosses path with a fellow teenager, Hayes, and falls hard for him, it seems that her dreams have come true. But what happens when Hayes skyrockets into social media fame with his brother, Nash? Suddenly immersed in tours, YouTube, Twitter, and Hollywood, Autumn and her friends have to deal with online drama and the life-altering issues daily pressure that teens face with today. Can her and Hayes’s relationship survive?

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Defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer? 

Writing has always been something close to my heart. As I grew up, I realized that I loved the way I got to express my thoughts in the different essays I would write for my teachers. It was exhilarating when I found out I would be building my writing abilities and imagination in my papers. It has always been one of my biggest strengths as a student. It was after my cheerleading accident that I realized writing was my main coping mechanism. It was hard being a teenage girl with little to no friends during middle school. It plummeted my self-esteem, until I realized the online world was filled with new friends who knew what I was going through emotionally. I began writing my book at the age of twelve, putting my thoughts online and reading all the both positive and negative feedback that fueled me to write. I remember the endless nights of staying up until the early hours of the morning, forgetting what time it was because I was writing. I made so many friends that helped me through what I was dealing with; they all gave me a sense of hope that everything would be okay. Writing got me through the toughest time of my life. It still amazes me how one small thing could bring me happiness throughout the day. There is no defining moment that made me realize I had wanted to be a writer. There was no lightbulb moment; nothing that decided to hit me in the face randomly throughout the day. Being an author was driven by the imagination I seemed to hold throughout my life. It was the hard times that gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I am beyond thankful of what my life has become too and how happy I am now compared to how I felt only a few years ago. This journey has brought out the author in me that was hiding all of these years.

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It’s curiosity about everything around her that fuels Addie McKenna—the innate basic emotion that sparks her inquisitive nature while exploring and learning about the things that excite in her world. She marches to the beat of her own drum, telling her stories inside her writings from a creative and original spin. Addie spends her time between South Carolina and Texas—the places she calls home. Her inspiration for Love Heals All was powered by her “Summer of Wellness,” while recovering from a cheerleading accident resulting in a concussion, and a chance meeting with the boys of 26Mgmt. From Addie’s own perspective, she believes that everyone is beautiful in their own way—and has a desire to write about that beauty for a long while…she loves her family, road trips, her music, the beach, being adored by her big sisters, hanging out with friends, and her dog Blue. Addie can be found on Twitter: @AddieMcKenna

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