Blog Tour: I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

Dear Best Friend,

I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
Sincerely,
Ava Helmer
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
G

So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?

I Hate Everyone But You, the debut novel by two emerging major talents in YA, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, is a story about new beginnings, love and heartbreak, and ultimately about the power of friendship.

BUY LINKS
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33916153-i-hate-everyone-but-you?ac=1&from_search=true

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

First of all, thank you for making me part of this blog tour, it’s been fun reading I Hate Everyone But You. I haven’t read anything like this before, I mean the format of it is new to me, I was actually waiting for the normal format of the book but I can’t find any. LOL. Aside from that, I am curious with what will happen to the characters since they’re best friends and they’re living apart. Will they survive? Will they change? Who knows right? Also, to tell you honestly, the cover of that book is really cute! Simple yet pretty.

Being in a long distance relationship neither friendship nor lover is very challenging, it takes all the courage and patience to speak to a specific person. It takes time to wait for their reply and sometimes you’ll panic when they’re not messaging back. It takes some bravery too since you’re willing to sacrifice things for them just like Ava and Gen, they are best friends. They live apart because of college. Both are trying to cope up with the new environment, new people and new friends. Both of them wants to experience the real college life and they just share those experiences via email or text messages. 

Other things that I love about this book is that, the story is simple and sometimes it feels like you’re reading your own email exchange to someone else. The story is straight forward and the conversation exchange are enjoyable to read. You’ll get the typical best friend stories, the secrets that only them can decipher. And you’ll get the best friend kind of advice which I think is adorable. These two (Ava and Gen) really caught my attention. They’re both lovely and they truly care for each other despite their distance. At this moment, I could say long distance is possible. 


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THE COMPLETE MORTIFICATION OF AVA HELMER (1999PRESENT)








Ava
Helmer
<AVA.HELMER@gmail.com>

to Gen
1)  
Birth. I poop
inside my moms
womb. I obviously dont
remember
this.
But I do remember all the
times my mom talked
about
it at
family events.
2)  
Kindergarten. I try
to sit
on the teachers
lap during
naptime.
She tells me that is
inappropriate.
In front of
the entire class.
3)  
Third grade.
Becky
Olsberg
and Laura Jenner
invite
me over for a playdate.
We share
secrets.
I confess
that
sometimes I eat flowers.
They
tell
everyone
that
I am secretly
a horse trapped in a girls body.

4)   All of middle
school.


5)   Jordan
F. asks me to
come over to his
house to ask me about
you.
(Did
I ever tell you this? I knew
you hated.







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Jordan F. so I might
have
kept that as
a silent shame until
now.
Oh,
no. What
if you DIDNT hate
Jordan F. and I ruined your one
shot
at true happiness as
well
as any chance
of you
staying
in California for
college?
He goes to Stanford.
I love him so much.)

1)   Prom. You remember.
2)   Day
3 of rushing. When I find
out that only 3 of
10 houses want
me back. EVEN THOUGH THE
AVERAGE
IS 7!
Only
getting
asked
back to
3 houses in the second
round
is unheard
of.
Im
mortified.
a. One of those houses,
Pi Phi,
is like
the COOLEST house
on campus, so they have obviously just invited me back
to be nice. Or
as a cruel joke.
(Please refer to
#3 above.)
I dont even
want to
go back to rush.
If I do, Ill feel
like Im asking
for it. (Not
sexually;
I know
women
cant
actually do
that.)
I want to cry,
but stupid Jessica wont
leave
the room! A dead
person,
formerly
known as
Ava
Beth Helmer
P.S. Im
already crying. Just
really
softly.

 



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Re: THE COMPLETE MORTIFICATION OF AVA HELMER (1999PRESENT)


Gen Goldman <GENX1999@gmail.com>


to Ava


Are you kidding me???? I could have been
married to
Jordan F. by now?

My last name could
have
been Facker?


Im never speaking
to you
again after this
utter betrayal.


Re: THE COMPLETE MORTIFICATION OF AVA HELMER (1999PRESENT)


Gen Goldman <GENX1999@gmail.com>


to Ava


JK JK.
You told
me about that Jordan
F. thing immediately after
it happened.
You cried
on the way home and I bought you
froyo. Honestly,
Im
the most hurt
you dont remember the
froyo. I asked for
whipped
cream and
everything.



Take a deep
breath
and remember: college
students are idiots. You
wouldnt trust these
girls to
make
you a coffee, why would you
trust
their character assessment?




Also, you
got asked back
to 3 houses! And
1 is cool?! Which
is a shock to me because
I assumed
all
sororities
are inherently UNCOOL!

Maybe this Pie
Phi
house is the coolest
because they have the
smartest
girls,
and those smart girls are
about
to see how insanely
awesome you are. Ever thought of
that? Harry
Potter
was rejected
8 times
before Bloomsbury published
one of the greatest
gifts
to Muggle
kind.

Never give
up.
Never
surrender.

(Unless you
realize sororities are
lame and YOU dont
want to
be a part of THEM.)

Gen

P.S. Now I really
want froyo.





Allison
Raskin & Gaby Dunn are two best friends who live in Los Angeles. They
started the comedy YouTube channel Just Between Us in 2014 and have since then
spent far too much time together. Gaby’s journalism has appeared in pretty much
every major publication and Allison has written some really funny group texts
with her family. They hope to die within one hour of each other so neither has
to plan a funeral. I Hate Everyone But You is their debut
novel.

Book Tour: Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Title: LITTLE MONSTERS 

Author: Kara Thomas
Pub. Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads



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Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.






I’ve seen good reviews about this book and even my friends told me to read it soon so when I was about to start reading it, I saw my inbox from Rockstar Book Tours, from there I decided to join right away and I am so glad to be part of this. It is my first time to read a Kara Thomas book (I knooow I haven’t read Darkest Corners yet and I am sorry for that, I promise I will!).

Anyway, Little Monsters? WOW. I enjoyed reading it so much and I managed to squeeze the reading time and work, I read it during break time if I could because putting it down is hard. I already have clues what will happen at the end but I really want to know how twisted the story is. So many clues, so many people involved but who really is the killer? that is what the reader needs to find out. The book isn’t hard to read though, it is puzzling a little but as you understand the story and the POVs of both Kacey and Bailey, everything will be in place.

The characters are the typical teenagers who badly want to be the center of attention. Kacey, the new girl in town and she have two step siblings, Lauren and Andrew. When she moved in, every thing just changed around her without her noticing until the time when the murder of Bailey Hammond happened. Jade and Bailey are Kacey’s best friends, the girls are inseparable but then some thing happened that ruined their friendship and this is also the cause why Bailey is missing. Every one blames Kacey and her brother Andrew but something doesn’t matched. Will the detectives find the reason of the murder? Will they find the real murder? I leave it to all the readers.

Right now, I could say that this book is a must read! Little Monsters just brought my reading energy back. I’m glad I am still sane after reading this (ROLF). AND before I end this, can I just say I love the cover??? I honestly thought it was a horror story at first, sorry about that but I love it for real.

My Ratings



Kara is the author of the critically acclaimed THE DARKEST CORNERS. Her new book, LITTLE MONSTERS, is coming July 25th from Random House/Delacorte. She’s written for everything from her high school newspaper to Warner Brothers Television. You can find her on Long Island, bingeing on true crime podcasts and TV shows.



Book Tour: What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

BLURB:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
comes a charming and poignant story about two struggling teenagers who
find an unexpected connection just when they need it most. For fans of
Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Niven, and Rainbow Rowell.

Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT: I
don’t know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It
feels like no one here gets what I’m going through. How could they? I
don’t even understand.

DAVID: In the 622 days I’ve
attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my
lunch table. I mean, I’ve never once sat with someone until now. “So
your dad is dead,” I say to Kit, because this is a fact I’ve recently
learned about her.

When an unlikely friendship is sparked
between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David
Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit
appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely
refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature.
When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s
tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict
what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

I’ve been waiting for What To Say Next since I’ve heard that Julie Buxbaum, the author, is releasing another after Tell Me Three Things. I was excited and immediately tried my luck to join the tour when I saw the announcement over Twitter. I could say I enjoyed reading the book even though I had a hard time on the first parts of it, a little slow at first then it was getting better as the story continues. 
David the introvert, honest and smart kiddo. Kit, a pretty, grieving but moving on type of girl. Both have different attitude, both wants some change and they found it on each other. They’re story is a bit odd (I didn’t mean anything negative). They used to not notice each other until one day Kit just sat on David’s lunch table. Since then, the two slowly enjoyed each other’s company. They talk inside and outside of school. Will they have a good relationship as the story goes? That’s what readers have to find out. 
I may have some hindrances when I read this book but I managed to enjoy every pages of it when I have enough time, it was like one to two hours per day or sometimes until I fell asleep. It was a little challenging with work BUT this book always change my mood. The moment I start reading, I’ll definitely start to relax. The book was simple and straightforward, there may have a little flashbacks but that’s on Kit’s head. Reading What To Say Next was worth it. I loved how she described her characters and how she twists her stories. I bet other readers will love this book as well, light and smooth read, amazing and catchy book cover and especially that’s Julie Buxbaum! I, personally, will always read her works. I do love it!
The author never failed to make her readers happy. Her works are really awesome and she did it again on What To Say Next. I am looking forward for more of her works.

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Please check out my two novels, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and AFTER YOU, both now out in paperback. My first YA novel, TELL ME THREE THINGS, debuts April 2016.


Please check out my website www.juliebuxbaum.com for more information about my books.

Or to follow my recent shenanigans, please check out my blog, JULIE HAS WRITER’S BLOG, at www.juliebuxbaum.com/blog/

One of my favorite things about being a novelist is the opportunity to talk to reading groups. If you are part of a reading group and would like to set up a conference call, or maybe even a meeting in person, please check out the reading group form and the reading group guide on my website.

Source: Goodreads

Book Tour: Karmic Hearts by Jhing Bautista

BLURB:


Love. Magic. Fate. Best-selling romance novel author Karmina Joan writes about these things. She believes that every person has a purpose, that every soul has a destiny to fulfill. She thought hers was simply sharing her stories.

Her story unfolds with Cupid, the Angel of Love himself. He brings with him a mysterious vessel and a message from on high. It turns out Karmina has a bigger purpose after all—a mission that will make or break humanity as we know it.

As Cupid teaches her the tricks of his trade, Karmina unknowingly gives him something unexpected in return— something the angel of love will find oddly familiar. This may become the one flaw in an otherwise perfect plan that destiny had in store for them.

Does love truly conquer all or are there limits to what humanity can do in the name of love? Witness as Karmina struggles to find the answers before time runs out on true love.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35392947-karmic-hearts

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

It’s been a while since I had a great time reading a book. Lately I keep starting a book but I was too lazy to finish it (book slump is worse) but then I saw Karmic Hearts and it suddenly catch my attention and I was like “I want to read this book!” I got lucky to be part of this book tour and since it is my first time reading a PopFiction book, I don’t know what should I expect. I was excited and nervous at the same time.

Karmic Hearts is the kind of book that I would love to re-read again. I really enjoyed reading it to the point where I had a hard time putting the book down so I needed to find a place where I can finish it without anyone bothering me. I end up in PaperMoon at SM Mall of Asia, I ordered coffee and I knew it was the perfect moment to finish that beautiful book. Anyways, back to my review, I enjoyed each characters so much. Cupid and Mina are a perfect match, their chemistry was impossible to ignore. I loved Cupid from the beginning he’s charming and funny meanwhile Mina is the serious type but full of curiosity. Without them? I’m not sure how will my review end up. LOL. I loved the flow of the story, it was an easy read and it has a little flash backs from their past lives. The book was a bit predictable since Cupid mentioned about the love of his life, but aside from that,  I don’t think people will guess what will really happen because it has a bit of twists and turns too. The ending was heartbreaking and happy ending. Well I thought at first it will be heartbreaking, but I’m glad for the twists.
I do have a question though, will there be a part two of the book? Or a Cupid side story at least? I am hoping there is one because this book deserves a series. Karmic Heart is beautiful, not just the cover but the content as well. It caused mixed emotions to me as a reader. (PS. I hugged the book after reading it I just loved it so much!).
Lastly, thank you to the publisher for giving me a chance to be part of this tour. It was a great honor.

My Ratings
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 19

Staring
into his eyes was like looking into the galaxy— wide and deep. It was
like I was being sucked in, inviting me to discover all of him. If he
was cute from a few feet away, he was breathtaking up close. 
I would have passed out if he didn’t say, “Breathe, Mina.” 
I
breathed, then saw him smile. His dimples deepened. There was a mixture
of mischief and maturity in his eyes. I couldn’t explain it. 
“You’re too close,” I told him, taking a step back. I felt a little relieved. 
He held out his hand and in it was a golden ribbon. “Do you want to dance?” 
I
looked at the ribbon, then at him, then back at the ribbon because he
was staring way too intently and it was making me blush. I didn’t know
what the ribbon was for and how it was relevant in the situation. I
shook my head. “There’s no music,” I pointed out. “Are we really going
to dance to the chirping crickets?” 
His smile widened. 
What’s happening? Before he looked indifferent, now he looks like he wants to kiss me. Is that even okay? 
“Do you want me to?” 
I clutched one hand to my chest, the other I held up to my face. I couldn’t breathe again. “Y-You’re reading my thoughts?!” 
“You’re practically screaming them,” he said. He bit his lower lip to stifle a laugh. 
Look who’s amused, trying to stifle a laugh at my expense. But then again my cheeks are probably red from all the blushing. 
“Like a ripe tomato,” he teased.
“Stop reading my thoughts!”
He laughed. “Answer my question.”
“I told you there’s no music to dance to.”
“I’ll take care of that. So…?”
I didn’t answer. He knew I couldn’t do it. First of all, how would I even hold him without hurting him again? 
“You worry too much,” he told me. “Place your hand over mine.” 
With
a deep frown and much hesitation, I did what he told me. I placed my
hand on his and at that very moment, the gold ribbon lifted itself and
wrapped around my hand. It bound our hands together, but our skins
weren’t touching. The bow in his hand was becoming longer as it circled
us. I was able to place my hand on his shoulder, as he placed his hand
on my waist. 
He
gently swayed as he hummed. I was careful not to step on him, careful
not to have my hand slip on his arm. We were touching, all right, but it
wasn’t the kind of touch that I wanted. Not skin to skin. We were still
restrained, but I knew it was the closest we could be. So close, but
not close enough. I couldn’t help but feel sad. It was wrong. The
feelings were wrong. They were leading to nowhere. 
I stopped moving.
“Mina, look at me.”
Why did it hurt? It wasn’t supposed to. I didn’t know him that well to be this attached. 
He caressed my face. I couldn’t feel the warmth of his touch, but I felt the ribbon. 
“T-This
is wrong,” I told him. I leaned away and added, “You’re in love with
her.” I didn’t want whatever I was feeling for him to get stronger. 
I know that he’s in love with someone else. I know that he still loves her. So why am I in this situation?” 
“Mina…”
“But it’s true. You love her, whoever she is.” He lowered his gaze. “I
do.” “You still do.” “Up to this day.” I withdrew my hand and untied the
bow. “It has been a lovely dance.”
“Mina, wait!”

Book Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

BLURB:

What if you could spend one last day with someone you lost?

One day Carver Briggs had it all—three best friends, a supportive family, and a reputation as a talented writer at his high school, Nashville Academy for the Arts.
The next day he lost it all when he sent a simple text to his friend Mars, right before Mars, Eli, and Blake were killed in a car crash.
Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident, and he’s not the only one. Eli’s twin sister is trying to freeze him out of school with her death-ray stare. And Mars’s father, a powerful judge, is pressuring the district attorney to open a criminal investigation into Carver’s actions.
Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli’s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake’s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a Goodbye Day with her to share their memories and say a proper goodbye to his friend.
Soon the other families are asking for a Goodbye Day with Carver, but he’s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or—even worse—prison?


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.






This is the first Jeff Zentner book that I’ve read and I already fell in love with it the moment I started the first few pages. The book put me in a slight depression state but I still decided to continue reading it because I badly want to know what will happen in the end. This kind of book affects me for some other reason but I still want to read because I learn from it, at least somehow I know what to do. Books like this can be a channel to some readers to become better. 

Accidents happen all the time, anywhere and we didn’t know how. For Carver Briggs, he’s supposed to meet his best friends but they were killed in a car crash right after he sent one of them a text message. Carver never stopped blaming his self from what happened until he was forced by his sister to get help. That’s where he met Dr. Mendez. Aside from that, Blake’s (one of his best friend) grandmother asked him to do a Goodbye Day to formally let go and share the memories they had with Blake. Despite the hesitations, he agreed. Soon after, the other families of his friends asked him the same thing. Carver was confused at first but this Goodbye Day had a big impact in his life, he agreed without knowing what will really happen.

“Let me tell you about the God I know. My God judges a whole life and a whole heart. He doesn’t judge us by our worst mistakes. And let me tell you something else. If God is someone who makes us walk a tightrope over the fires of hell, then I don’t care to sing his praises for eternity on some silver cloud. I’ll jump off the tightrope before I’ll do that.”

Goodbye Days gave me chills. It broke my heart, I cried, I had to stop reading for a few hours just because this hurts a lot especially when this one scene with Eli’s parents, it makes me think life was so unfair for this young child. But aside from that, let’s not forget Eli’s ex-girlfriend, Jesmyn who became Carver’s companion. I love Jesmyn and Carver’s side story. It makes the book more interesting to read. That balances the depressing parts because their partnership is full of possibilities. 

I think this book is the second best I’ve read this year. I love it so much to the point where I will never get tired of reading it over and over again. The story was beautifully written and worth reading for. It touches the heart of the readers from different levels of emotions. I’m glad that I was able to read and finish this book. 

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Jeff Zentner lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He came to writing through music, starting his creative life as a guitarist and eventually becoming a songwriter. He’s released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, and Lydia Lunch, among others.
Now he writes novels for young adults. He became interested in writing for young adults after volunteering at the Tennessee Teen Rock Camp and Southern Girls Rock Camp. As a kid, his parents would take him to the library and drop him off, where he would read until closing time. He worked at various bookstores through high school and college.

Book Tour (Spotlight): Hell Holes Donald Firesmith

Author: Donald Firesmith 
Book: Hell Holes 
Genre: Science Fiction /Fantasy/Paranormal
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28425525-hell-holes

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When
hundreds of huge holes mysteriously appear overnight in the frozen tundra north
of the Arctic Circle, they threaten financial and environmental catastrophe
should any more open up under the Trans-Alaska Pipeline or any of the many oil
wells and smaller pipelines that feed it. An oil company sends a scientific
team to investigate. But when the 
geologist, his climatologist wife, two of their graduate students, a
local newspaper reporter, an oil company representative, and a field biologist
arrive at one of the holes, they discover a far worse danger lurks below, one
that threatens to destroy all of humanity when it emerges, forcing the
survivors to flee south towards Fairbanks.

 

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A geek by day, Donald
Firesmith works as a system and software engineer helping the US
Government acquire large, complex software-intensive systems. In this
guise, he has authored seven technical books, written numerous software-
and system-related articles and papers, and spoken at more conferences
than he can possibly remember. He’s also proud to have been named a
Distinguished Engineer by the Association of Computing Machinery,
although his pride is tempered somewhat by his fear that the term
“distinguished” makes him sound like a graybeard academic rather than an
active engineer whose beard is still slightly more red than gray.

By
night and on weekends, his alter ego writes modern paranormal fantasy,
apocalyptic science fiction, action and adventure novels and relaxes by
handcrafting magic wands from various magical woods and mystical
gemstones. His first foray into fiction is the book Magical Wands: A
Cornucopia of Wand Lore written under the pen name Wolfrick Ignatius
Feuerschmied. He lives in Crafton, Pennsylvania with his wife Becky, and
his son Dane, and varying numbers of dogs, cats, and birds.

You can learn more about the author by visiting his website: http://donaldfiresmith.com

His magical wands and autographed copies of his books are available from the Firesmith’s Wand Shoppe at: http://magicalwandshoppe.com.

Blog Tour: Target Earth by Mary Louise Davie

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Book Title: Target Earth

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Name: Mary Louise Davie 
Genre: Science Fiction /Fantasy 
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours

 

 

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It’s a new day on Earth in the twenty-third century, and an awestruck public is witnessing the stunning arrival of what looks like a lunar lander in Washington, D.C. Called in for their scientific and linguistic expertise, husband and wife team Danny and Chris Marama wait eagerly to meet the alien visitors, whose spacecraft now rests in the American president’s Rose Garden. When two space-suited beings emerge, they surprise exo-linguist Danny by speaking English, among other languages, as they disclose their agenda: to explore Earth’s technology and return to their home planet with it.

Accompanying them is a prestigious assignment Danny is only too happy to take on. What she doesn’t discover until later is their secret agenda, much more sinister and life-changing for Danny, Chris, and the entire human race. And both Danny and Chris must choose: loyalty to Earth, whose leaders may be targeting their own people for death, or to the alien race—and life. 

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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/target-earth-mary-louise-davie/1123501292

 

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Author Bio:

Born in rural Scotch Plains New Jersey (or at least it was – progress?) Now in very rural West Milford NJ (Bears and all!) A background as a chemist, then in Information Technology, with an English Teacher for a mother and a musician for a father – all the ingredients necessary for a Hard Science Fiction writer.

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Book Tour: Chosen of Azara by Kyra Halland

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Title: Chosen of Azara 
Author: Kyra Halland 
Genre: Fantasy/Romance 
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours 

Juzeva, a princess of Savaru, vowed to the service of the magical Source Azara, sacrifices everything to try to stop a war, only to be caught in a web of evil and deceit.

Sevry, the last king of the war-ravaged land of Savaru, is tasked by Source Azara with finding the secret that disappeared with Juzeva, the secret that can heal Savaru and its Sources.

Lucie, a sheltered young noblewoman, is unaware of her true heritage and the power she bears, until a stranger claiming to be the legendary king of a long-dead land takes refuge in her father’s house.

Torn between her familiar world and the truths her heart can’t deny, Lucie must find the courage to join Sevry on his quest to restore Savaru and its magical Sources to life, a quest that will sweep her away to adventure, danger, and a love that could change her life – and the lost land of Savaru – forever.

Epic romantic fantasy for adults and older teens.
 


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Amazon.com ~ https://goo.gl/SaUy2t 

Amazon.co.uk ~ https://goo.gl/NpXqlo 
Barnes &Noble~ https://goo.gl/oudviU 
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Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves – like chocolate and peanut butter! – by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read.

Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor – all of these make up Kyra Halland’s worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does.

Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

 

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Book Tour: No Holding Back by Kate Evangelista

Title: No Holding Back
Author: Kate Evangelista
Published: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Reads

A romantic European vacation is the perfect excuse to let go in this highly anticipated sequel to No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista


Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston…Everyone except Preston. Nathan has always accepted that Preston was too focused on his swim training to worry about love. But Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics soon, so if Nathan wants his chance at love, he has to speak up now. But saying “I love you” is surprisingly difficult, even for someone as confident as Nathan. Maybe a whirlwind vacation in Europe could help? But… what if it doesn’t work out and he loses the best friend he’s ever had?

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.

 

First of all, thank you for giving me a chance to review this book, I am glad to be part of this book tour. I’ve been looking forward for this new book of Kate Evangelista since I heard about this, adding up that this book is an LGBT, it made me curious and excited at the same time.


“Be careful. Love is like acid in the veins. It eats you from the inside out until there is nothing left.”


I had a great time reading the book, I felt Nathan’s dilemma and endeavor during the Europe trip. Hiding his true feelings is really challenging on his side. Preston on the other hand is the typical guy, my first impression is that he’s sort of a heartbreaker. But I guess I’m wrong. Nathan and Preston together is dainty. Their story gives excitement and happiness in my heart and I think this is one of the great books that I’ve read so far. To be honest I do read this book when I came home from work and it is very relaxing. 


“Maybe there are some things people won’t understand no matter how much you explain it to them.”


I hope this book will have a second book. I’m not ready yet I want more of Nathan and Preston! they are both charming. Their story is impossible to hate.



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When Kate Evangelista was told
she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing:
entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next
Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department and
never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University –
Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school
English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently
she writes full-time and is based in the Philippines.