Amy Finnegan

Not in the Script Official Blog Tour

Anthony Breznican

Brutal Youth

Matthew Wolf

Citadel of Fire Official Blog Tour

Kass Morgan

Day 21

Joshua David Bellin

Survival Colony Nine

Michael Grant

BZRK APOCALYPSE

Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

DOON

Lauren Sabel

Vivian Devine is Dead

Margo Kelly

Who R U Really?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Entice by Jessica Shirvington Cover Reveal


Cover Reveal at Jean BookNerd

Jessica Shirvington lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters. She has previously founded and run a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney.

She is currently a full-time mum, author and co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.


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I am so excited that the incredible cover of ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington is here and beyond thrilled to catch a glimpse at what lies ahead for Violet:

“Two tutors and three students from the Grigori training center in New York were arriving in two days and I couldn’t be happier. I was going to be able to learn from the experts and have people my own age to train with, something I really needed. I was sure with their help I would be able to get over whatever it was that had been holding me back. 


Griffin had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the two senior Grigori –the intelligence, resources and backup they could provide was much needed. The Scripture that can decipher the identity of all Grigori, even those who have not yet embraced and are therefore defenseless, was at stake. 


I would not stand by and watch it fall into the hands of exiles. If they found they key to destroying all Grigori and gained the upper hand, the slaughter would not stop until all the humans knelt before them, worshipping them as gods.”


“For Entice, we really wanted to have the cover reflect the darker edge of the story and Violet’s toughness.”
Read the first 2 Chapters HERE.

Seventeen-year-old Violet Eden’s is back! With a destiny is to protect humans from the vengeance of exiled angels it becomes clear that it won’t be easy as even her partner, Lincoln, is hiding something. And now she has to learn to live with her feelings for him while they work together to stay alive and stop the exiles from discovering the key to destroy all Grigori. It isn’t easy. Especially when the electricity between her and Phoenix ignites and she discovers his hold over her has become more dangerous than ever. Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme with a race halfway across the world to find the one artifact that could tilt the balance of power between Angels and Exiles. And the ultimate betrayal will be exposed.

Check out Jessica’s brand new video blog post where she sits down with a cup of coffee and invites us into her home. From her favorite chair to her love of befriending characters in a series, Jessica chats with us about her perfect setting for a good read!

Tour Information
Jessica Shirvington will be traveling to the U.S for a two-week national book tour for ENTICE starting September 18. Keep an eye on www.embracetheseries.com for more details.

You can pre-order Entice at the following Retailers:
    

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BNM - Book Nerd Mail #15



In Search of Lucy Provided by Lia Fairchild.
The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland Provided by Penguin.

Watched & Protected Provided & Signed by Cindy Hogan.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Purchased at B&N.
Corsets & Clockwork Purchased at B&N.

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore Provided by Penguin.
Love Thy Neighbor by Mark Gilleo Provided by The Story Plant.

The Eternal Kiss Purchased at B&N.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead Provided by Penguin.

The Story of Us by Deb Calettie Provided by Simon&Schuster.
Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler Provided by Simon&Schuster.

Sirenz Swag Provided & Signed by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman.

City of Lost Souls by Cassie Clare Purchased at B&N.

Tiger's Destiny ARC's for Blog Tour.

Peaceweaver & The Coming of the Dragon Provided by Rebecca Barnhouse.

Life is but a Dream by Brian James Provided by Macmillan.
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey Provided by Penguin.

You are Here & The Storm Makers Provided by Jennifer E. Smith.

Betrayal ARC's for Blog Tour.

Dead to You by Lisa McMann Provided by Simon&Schuster.
Ruined by Paula Morris Purchased at B&N.

Saundra Mitchelle Swag Provided & Signed by Saundra Mitchell.
The Vespertine.
The Springsweet.
Shadowed Summer.

NYMCB Event at San Francisco.
Group Picture.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

The Dark Divine Trilogy by Bree Despain.
The Dark Divine
The Lost Saint
The Savage Grace

Unearthly & Hallowed by Cynthia Hand.
Unearthly
Hallowed

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Amy Plum Vlog Post


Book Nerd Vlog Post

Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestseller DIE FOR ME, which is an Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal. DIE FOR ME is the first novel in a YA trilogy set in Paris. The second, UNTIL I DIE, will be released in May 2012.

After being raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in a rather restrictive environment, AMY PLUM escaped to Chicago to an even more restrictive environment at a university that expelled people for dancing. (And where she was called to the dean’s office for “wearing too much black”.) After all of that restrictiveness, she was forced to run far far away, specifically to Paris, France, where she only wore black and danced all she wanted.

After five years in Paris, she ventured to London, where she got an M.A. in Medieval Art History, specializing in Early Sienese Painting (1260-1348) mainly because it promised almost no hope of finding a paying job afterward.

Amy managed to find work in the world of art and antiques in New York. But after almost a decade of high-pressure lifestyle in the Big Apple, she swapped her American city for a French village of 1300 inhabitants.

After signing with HarperCollins for the DIE FOR ME series, Amy left her job as an English professor at Tours University to write full-time. She now splits her time between her centuries-old farmhouse in the countryside and Paris’s 11th arrondissement.

She is a huge fan of Edward Gorey and Maira Kalman (and collects both of their books/art), as well as David Sedaris, Amadeo Modigliani, and Ira Glass


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I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more.

Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger?

I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart.


The storytelling style of Amy Plum is absolutely beautiful. It is unmistakably present in Until I Die, the second book of her Revenants Series. Just like the first one, this book prominently grabs you from the very beginning that leaves you fully engaged into its suspenseful plot.

Until I Die takes place a few months after Die For Me left off. Kate and the Revenants are gradually adjusting to each other as Kate is now like a family member. The Revenants feel like they can trust her. Kate uses up most of her time with Vincent and his Revenant Family while training with a sword to sharpen her skills. Since the Numas’ leader was killed, they have been off the radar for a while which keeps the Revenants on continuous alert.

Amy has a magical way of constructing words together to explain in sharp details of the story’s settings and imagining this incredible world that she created takes no effort. Her fluid words take the reader into that setting alongside the remarkable characters. Each character has importance in the story. There were no character-fillers as each had significant roles. They are highly involved with each other which is not seen in many books these days. The story’s dilemma is truly enthralling and full of twists and shocks. The slow-building suspense is executed well. The ending presents an unexpected cliffhanger that simply sucker punches the reader. It sets the setting for the conclusion of the trilogy in the forthcoming “If I Should Die”. A must read for readers who crave originality and incredible storytelling.

You can purchase Until I Die at the following Retailers:
    


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Amy & HarperCollins for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive one ARC copy of Until I Die, Signed Bookmark & Bookplate by Amy Plum.
2 Winners will receive one Signed Bookmark by Amy Plum.
2 Winners will receive one Bookplate by Amy Plum.

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