October 18, 2017

Sublime Karma Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway



Sublime Karma
Author: Peyton Garver
Publication Date: May 28, 2017 
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing  
Pages: 302 
Formats: Paperback eBook 

Description:

When Brie's stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it's not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school's star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she'd overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her? 
 Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake's romantic histories with the girl next door and the school's queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past? This is an edgy YA with issues of bullying, self harm, and attempted suicide...with an HEA ending.  

Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD, Goodreads


As a child, Peyton called places like Livorno, Italy; Orléans, France; and Augsburg, Germany home. She has since settled in Maryland, where she earned her degree in education at Towson State University, married her sweetheart of two years, and became an instant mother to three spirited young boys before adding another son to the brood. And, with their yellow lab George, it's no stretch to say she's outnumbered.  

When not writing, Peyton is a full time teacher. Inspired by the individual spirits, heartaches, and triumphs of her students, Peyton has developed characters who resemble real world teens dealing with real issues: relationships, jealousy, bullying, and depression. Her newest novel, Sublime Karma, is a contemporary story filled with emotion, depth, wit, and suspense. Sublime Karma was published in the fall of 2016 by Soulmate Publishing. 

When asked if she actually involves her students in her stories, Peyton answered that her stories are completely fictional, but then admitted to an activity in which she does involve them. "One quirky, fun thing I like to do with students who have read my book is develop a dream cast for my characters. That all started when a group of girls were arguing over which actor they thought best fit the character Four in Veronica Roth's novel Divergent. They then turned their efforts to my manuscript.  I've since added those dream casts to my website." 

When she's not teaching or writing, Peyton enjoys traveling. The Caribbean Islands have become a favorite vacation getaway for Peyton and her husband. "Nothing is better than sitting on a beach, in front of the crystal clear sea, enveloped in the warmth of the tropical sun with a frosty piña colada and a good book that I just can't put down."  

(1) winner will receive TWO signed a finished copies of SUBLJME KARMA 1 for them and one for the high school of the winner's choice to be dedicated in their name and a $10 Amazon Gift Card - US Only!
 



Tour Schedule: 

Week One: 
10/9/2017- Bookish In Bed- Review 
10/9/2017- Howling Libraries- Review 
 
10/10/2017- BookHounds YA- Guest Post 
10/10/2017- Blushing Bibliophile- Review 
 
10/11/2017- YA/NA Book Divas- Review 
10/11/2017- Bibliobakes- Review 
 
10/12/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland- Interview 
10/12/2017- The Phantom Paragrapher- Review 
 
10/13/2017- Cindy's Love of Books- Guest Post 
10/13/2017- Caffeine and Composition- Review 
 
Week Two: 
10/16/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Excerpt 
10/16/2017- YA and Wine- Spotlight 
 
10/17/2017- Portrait of a Book- Interview 
10/17/2017- Reese's Reviews- Review 
 
10/18/2017- A Dream Within A Dream- Spotlight 
10/18/2017- Why I Read- Review 
 
10/19/2017- MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It Book Reviews - Excerpt 
10/19/2017- Novel Novice- Guest Post 
 
10/20/2017- Books at Dawn- Excerpt 
10/20/2017- Wonder Struck- Review 






 

Book Blast + Giveaway: Black Moon Rising by D.J. MacHale

http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2017/09/nerd-blast-black-moon-rising-by-dj.html


Black Moon Rising (The Library #2)
Author: D.J. MacHale
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher:  Random House Books for Young Readers

Description:

The next fast-paced, thrilling adventure from bestselling author D. J. MacHale! Check out a book and fall under its spell...literally.

Marcus is an agent of the Library--a place filled with tales that don't have an ending. Mysteries that won't be solved until Marcus and his friends Theo and Lu step in to finish them. Before it's too late.

Because mysterious accidents are disturbing a middle school in Massachusetts. Windows shatter for no reason. Bleachers collapse at a pep rally. Most of the students think they're just having a string of bad luck, but Marcus suspects something a lot more dangerous. Something like witchcraft. When the black moon rises, this story must come to an end...one way or another.  


Praise for THE LIBRARY Series:

“A mysterious, hard-to-put-down book with a twisting plot, funny characters, and haunting souls. I can’t wait to hear what adventures they have next.” —A.J. H., age 11

“I read enough in just one day to fill my school reading log for a week.” —Michael C., age 10

“A unique, intriguing book filled with page-turning adventures.” —Madeline H., age 12

“Couldn’t put it down. I stayed up reading until 11:00 p.m. with only one thought in my mind: one more chapter!” —Ben H., age 11


You can purchase Black Moon Rising at the following Retailers:
 

D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space became a New York Times #1 bestseller.

He was raised in Greenwich, CT where he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm; engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. graduated from New York University where he received a BFA in film production.

His film-making career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials.

D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC Afterschool Specials. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, he produced all 91 episodes. D.J. also wrote and directed the movie Tower of Terror for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. The Showtime series Chris Cross was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.

D.J. created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Flight 29 Down. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on Flight 29 Down earned him the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Children’s Script and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.

Other notable television writing credits include the ABC Afterschool Special titled Seasonal Differences; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series Ghostwriter; and the HBO series Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.

In print, D.J. also authored the supernatural Morpheus Road trilogy; a whimsical picture book The Monster Princess; and The SYLO Chronicles, a thrilling sci-fi trilogy. He also wrote Voyagers: Project Alpha, the first of a six book science fiction adventure.

D.J.’s newest book series is The Library, a spooky middle-grade anthology about a mysterious library filled with unfinished supernatural tales, and the daring young people who must complete them.

D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household is a spoiled golden retriever named Casey and an equally spoiled tuxedo cat named Jinx.

    
(10) Winners will receive a Copy of BLACK MOON RISING and SURRENDER THE KEY by D.J. MacHale.
(1) Winner will receive an Exclusive Customized Costume of their choice (The Witch, Lu or Theo).
 Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter





 

October 17, 2017

Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-poppy-mayberry-return-to-power-academy-nova-kids-2-by-jennie-k-brown/



Poppy Mayberry: Return To Power Academy (Nova Kids #2)
Author: Jennie K. Brown 
Publication Date:  October 10, 2017 
Publisher:  Tantrum Books 

Description:

Finding out you were wrong about something important can be a let down. But Poppy is pleased to learn she's not just a Monday. She's a Cusper, a weekday lucky enough to have TWO powers. Poppy's elation is short-lived when she, Ellie, Logan, and Sam return to Power Academy as camp counselors, only to find themselves out of their element and struggling with the new drama teacher and his disaster of a school musical. When some campers go missing, Poppy and her team of weekdays are on the case. Soon, Poppy begins to realize that much like her powers, the seemingly-perfect town of Nova has some flaws, and the origin of her powers is as questionable as Headmistress Clothes-too-tight Larriby's choice in outfits.If only there were more days in the week!


OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23288252-poppy-mayberry-the-monday
Jennie K. Brown is a high school English teacher by day, freelance magazine writer by night, and middlegrade/young adult author by late-night and weekend. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Jennie can be found reading a good book, traveling, or spending time with her awesome husband, amazing son and super-spoiled yorkie.In 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) named Jennie the Pennsylvania English teacher of excellence, and she currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Council for Teachers of English and Language Arts (PCTELA). She is also an active member of SCBWI, NCTE and ALAN. 

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One (1) winner will receive a Kindle Fire