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Release Day Celebration and Giveaway: Consumed (Barren 2) by Elizabeth Miceli #Consumed @chapterxchapter @xoMissLizzi @SwoonRomance

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Consumed (Barren 2)
by Elizabeth Miceli

presented by Swoon Romance!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Elizabeth!

 

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Stacey Lorenzo has finished treatment, but is still devastated by her past as she enters college. With drugs and alcohol so readily available, so much freedom, and barely any supervision, Stacey falls back into old habits. Soon it’s a daily dose of partying, self-medicating, and having sex with lots of different guys. As her relationship with Eli destructs, she falls for Jesse, who just so happens to be a drug dealer. Every time she starts to fall back into the memories of her past, Jesse makes it easy to snort away the pain.

But she snorts too much one night; it forces her to question the man she loves and acknowledge her mental and emotional instability. In the second installment of The Barren Series, Stacey must overcome her addiction and make peace with her past if she is ever to be truly happy again.

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Consumed (Barren 2) by Elizabeth Miceli
Publication Date: August 31, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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*** PUBLISHER’S ALERT: MATURE CONTENT WARNING ***

Recommended for ages 16+. Includes scenes that depict drug use, teen sex, and sexual assault.

This book contains mature content and depiction of a seventeen-year-old girl’s rape at the hands of another student. It is a chilling first person point of view account of something that occurs across the country at parties just like the one depicted in this story, and we wanted the fictional account to feel raw and as devastating. We also understand that these scenes may be difficult and uncomfortable for some. We recommend this novel for readers ages sixteen and older.

“I cried, praying for him to finish. I closed my eyes and tried to envision myself somewhere else… somewhere where I was happy. I thought of my family all piled around our tree on Christmas morning. I thought of singing with my band. I thought of Caitlin and me baking cookies and watching movies together. But after just a few seconds of pretending, Mike would hit me or thrust deeper, and I would be back in reality. I was being raped. I was all alone. I was a damsel in distress. And there was no one there to save me.”

Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless and with an eating disorder, she turns to partying to cope. Things go from bad ot worse when she is raped, a crushing blow to her psyche from which she may not recover. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to dull the pain. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.

Barren is written by debut author Elizabeth Miceli. It is a devastating and dark account of one girl’s plummet to the very bottom of the human experience and the horrific and petrifying road to recovery and self-worth.

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Elizabeth Miceli

 

Elizabeth hails from the smallest state with the biggest heart. She started off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island. She is a majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and minoring in Psychology. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance. When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.

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Woot! Release Day Celebration and Giveaway: Joshua and the Arrow Realm by Donna Galanti @chapterxchapter @DonnaGalanti @tantrumbooks

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Joshua and the Arrow Realm
(Lightning Road #2)
by Donna Galanti

presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Donna!

 

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Joshua never thought he’d return to the world of Nostos so soon. But, when King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua’s will and powers will be tested in order to save him.

With his loyalties divided between our world and theirs, Joshua wonders whether he alone can restore magic to the twelve powerless Olympian heirs, or whether he is being tricked into making the one mistake that might cost them all.

JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM is the exciting follow up to JOSHUA THE LIGHTNING ROAD which the Midwest Book Review called, “a heart-pounding thrill ride.”

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Joshua and the Arrow Realm (Lightning Road #2)
by Donna Galanti
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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Stay away from the window, don’t go outside when it’s storming and whatever you do, do not touch the orb.

Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper’s grandpa has always warned him about the dangers of lightning. But Joshua never put much stock in his grandpa’s rumblings as anything more than the ravings of an old man with a vast imagination. Then one night, when Joshua and his best friend are home alone during a frightful storm, Joshua learns his grandpa was right. A bolt of lightning strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever.

To get him back, Joshua must travel the Lightning Road to a dark place that steals children for energy. But getting back home and saving his friend won’t be easy, as Joshua must face the terrifying Child Collector and fend off ferocious and unnatural beasts intent on destroying him.

In this world, Joshua possesses powers he never knew he had, and soon, Joshua’s mission becomes more than a search for his friend. He means to send all the stolen children home—and doing so becomes the battle of his life.

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Donna is the author of the Joshua and the Lightning Road series and the Element Trilogy. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs at http://www.project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogs…, a cooperative of published middle grade authors. Visit her at http://www.donnagalanti.com and http://www.ElementTrilogy.com. Donna wanted to be a writer ever since she wrote a murder mystery screenplay at seven and acted it out with the neighborhood kids. She attended an English school housed in a magical castle, where her wild imagination was held back only by her itchy uniform (bowler hat and tie included!). There she fell in love with the worlds of C.S. Lewis and Roald Dahl, and wrote her first fantasy about Dodo birds, wizards, and a flying ship (and has been writing fantasy ever since). She’s lived in other exotic locations, including her family-owned campground in New Hampshire and in Hawaii where she served as a U.S. Navy photographer. She now lives with her family and two crazy cats in an old farmhouse and dreams of returning one day to a castle.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: YA author CAROLINE T. PATTI @chapterxchapter @carepatti @Month9Books

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So excited to welcome Caroline Patti to the blog today! Have you seen the awesome cover of the next book in her Into the Dark series? 

Well, here you go … 

 

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Into the Light (Into the Dark #2)

by Caroline T. Patti

Publication Date:  August 23, 2016

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

Blurb:

Mercy’s family is back together and the threat of danger appears to have passed. But any relief she feels is short lived as she is ripped from her body and thrown in jail. Gage and Nathaniel’s plans to break Mercy out won’t exactly be easy. Stuffed full of a chemical binding agent, Mercy is trapped inside the body of a convict without the ability to breach and set herself free. Unfortunately for Mercy, being trapped in jail becomes the least of her problems when she meets her evil twin, Justice.

Sounds so good, right?

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28537177-into-the-light 

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Now we’ll open it up to Caroline and find out more about what makes this author so great!

Our Question:

Can you talk about the influences that have inspired your writing throughout your life? We’re curious to know what books/authors were favorites as a child, what you read in middle and high school that may have changed the way you think, and your main inspirations as an adult.

 

Caroline’s answer: 

Books were one of the things my parents always said yes to, so I gobbled them up as much as I could. I also grew up around the block from one of the biggest libraries in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara Public Library, and I went there all the time. As a kid I wasn’t really discerning between good and bad books. I just liked books. Period. When we went on camping trips we would stop at a general store and I would get strawberry soda and a paperback. That was my treat.

Lois Duncan quickly stood out as one of my favorite authors, and I didn’t even realize until I started doing these blog posts that Into the Light and Stranger With My Face are actually kind of similar. It wasn’t intentional at all, but influences seep in when we’re not paying attention. Of that I’m sure.

My tween years, though we never would’ve called them that in 1986, were full of Sweet Valley High. I don’t know many readers from my generation who didn’t love Jessica and Elizabeth. I think I was in sixth grade when an older cousin of mine caught me reading at the dinner table and later she mailed me a letter, writing to me that books were a lot like food, some are more enriching than others, and that I shouldn’t spoil my appetite with nothing but dessert. She must not have thought very much of SVH, but she had a point also. It was right about that time that I read Little Women for the first time, meeting my soul mate, Josephine March. I can’t think of any of literary character who spoke to me as much as Jo. So I said farewell to Jessica and Elizabeth.

After Jo, I met Anne Shirley and wow, did we have a lot in common. Spunky, mouthy, fearless, I loved everything about Anne Shirley. I even envied her red hair. I wanted a Gilbert Blythe to call me carrot top. I did a stint as a redhead in college, but it never took. Now, my hair is pink. It’s all about compromise, I guess.

In high school I didn’t read novels as much as I wrote poetry, so I transferred my love to Emily Dickenson. I didn’t understand her need to be a recluse, which is maybe why she fascinated me. I can recite my favorite poem of hers to this day. Words really stick. Poetry ended up being my first foray into publication. Published at nineteen? I’ll take it!

In my twenties I lost my teenage angst, got married and had kids, so poetry fell to the waste side. Books became my escape from everything and everyone and mysteries were my book of choice. Sandra Brown is my absolute favorite and when she tweeted to me I fangirled like an idiot. What I love about Sandra Brown is that there’s always a steamy scene, and there’s always an audible gasp because I did not see something coming. I think I’ve definitely adapted that technique in my own writing. That is not to say I am as good as Sandra because I am not. The Witness is my favorite book of hers.

When I finally decided that writing was all I wanted to do, I started reading everything in sight. Amazon Prime might be the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. I live thirty minutes from the nearest bookstore and traffic stinks, so books right to my door in two days? Yes, please.

The only other job I ever wanted besides writer was teacher, and I can still remember the moment the light bulb went off that writing for young people is what I’m best suited for. Since then, I’ve never looked back.

 

Thanks so much, Caroline! Love Lois Duncan and let’s just say Amazon Prime is a friend, ha ha. 

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Readers, don’t forget to enter the contest below for a chance to win her fabulous books!

Giveaway Information:  Contest ends August 12, 2016

  • One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
  • Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Into the Dark and Into the Light by Caroline T. Patti (INT)

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A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes.

Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes.

But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla’s life.

 

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23213803-into-the-dark

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Release Day Celebration and Giveaway: Into The Light by Caroline T. Patti @chapterxchapter @carolinetpatti @month9books

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Into The Light (Into The Dark #2)
by Caroline T. Patti

presented by Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Caroline!

 

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Mercy’s family is back together and the threat of danger appears to have passed. But any relief she feels is short lived as she is ripped from her body and thrown in jail. Gage and Nathaniel’s plans to break Mercy out won’t exactly be easy. Stuffed full of a chemical binding agent, Mercy is trapped inside the body of a convict without the ability to breach and set herself free. Unfortunately for Mercy, being trapped in jail becomes the least of her problems when she meets her evil twin, Justice.

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Into the Light (Into the Dark #2)
by Caroline T. Patti
Publication Date: August 23, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

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A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes.

Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes.

But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost her Lyla’s life.

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Caroline T Patti is the author of The World Spins Madly On and Too Late To Apologize. When she’s not writing, she’s a school librarian, mother of two, wife, avid reader and Green Bay Packer fan. You can chat with her on Twitter: carolinetpatti or find her on Facebook: Author Caroline T Patti.

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Cover Reveal sign ups for One Summer with Autumn by Julie Reece @chapterxchapter @SwoonRomance

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 Are you interested in participating in the Cover Reveal for One Summer with Autumn presented by Swoon Romance? This  reveal takes place on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Here’s the Goodreads link for the book if you want to know more about this YA contemporary:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29151440-one-summer-with-autumn?ac=1&from_search=true

 

If you like plenty of tension between your hero and heroine, you might like Autumn and Caden.

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PS … this isn’t the cover, just mood art.  🙂

Here’s the blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Autumn Teslow arrives at her father’s job fair knowing she’ll never measure up to the perfect image of daddy’s little girl—her twin sister. Wearing anger management issues like a second skin won’t help Autumn win her dad’s approval for the big trip she’s been planning—or meet his condition that she successfully completes a summer internship for college first. Autumn’s cool unravels when her sister lectures against disappointing the family again. So when a young, bearded guy steps through the crowd to settle the growing argument between siblings, Autumn lashes out, dubbing him a “Duck Dynasty wannabe.”

At Nineteen, Caden Behr is clueless as to why his man parts are threatened by the fearsome girl before him. He only came to find an intern for his recreational equipment company. Unfortunately, the only candidate left is the girl who just told him off. Without her, he’ll never prove to his CEO mother that he’s ready for more responsibility.

Autumn and Caden agree that if they can keep from killing one another, they’ll reach their goals and never have to see each other again. Which is what they want. Until it isn’t. Because despite her best efforts to scare him off, and his fading desire to push her in the lake, they’re beginning to enjoy the time they spend together. Yet pride is a hard habit to break. And if neither will admit their changing feelings, they could lose a whole lot more than one summer.

So, what do you think?

I’m mildly (see below) excited about the story coming out and would love to have your help!

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All who sign up are automatically accepted. It’s easy, so please mark down the date in your calendars if you want to help. You do not to have a blog in order to participate; social media posts are most welcome!

Any information you will need for your post will be sent prior to the posting date.

Her’es the link to get the posting materials.

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Remember, you don’t have to have a blog to sign up. People can post on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram—wherever you want! it’s all really, really helpful to get the word out and I appreciate you. XOXO

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THE ARTISANS, THE PALADINS (Artisans 2) and more! #Giveaway at @goodreads #yalit #YAbooks #gothic #fantasy

Check it out! Starting 8/16, my publisher is doing a giveaway! You could win any of these books Ends 9/6

 

September giveaway 2016

THE ARTISANS:

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THE PALADINS:

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ARGOS:

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Release Day Celebration: Beneath the Void (Fighting Chance #2) by Elisa Dane @chapterxchapter @ElisaDane @SwoonRomance #giveaway

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Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

Beneath the Void (Fighting Chance #2)
by Elisa Dane!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Elisa!

 

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Sadie Reynolds is drowning.

Months have passed since Ian Daniels and Newton Daily opened fire at Atwood High school, killing dozens of students before turning the guns on themselves.

Determined to pay tribute to her fallen classmates and teachers, Sadie’s thrown herself into the memorial project at the newly rebuilt school. But it’s not enough. Horrific dreams of the shooting intertwined with memories of the night her mother was murdered keep her up at night and haunt her during the day.

The constant stream of hate raining down on her from faceless social media trolls only make matters worse. Her boyfriend, Hayden brings the only source of relief when he sneaks in to sleep next to her on nights her dad is at work.

Desperate for normalcy, Sadie fills every waking moment of her day with anything to take her mind off her pain. If she’s exhausted, she’ll be too tired to acknowledge the new threat gunning for her.

BENEATH the VOID is book 2 in Elisa Dane’s Fighting Chance series, a hard-hitting and unapologetically raw look at teen violence in schools and the aftermath of learning to pick up the pieces and heal.

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by Elisa Dane
Publication Date: August 15, 2016
Publisher: Swoon Romance

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Sadie Reynolds is a liar with secrets. At school, she’s part of the popular crowd known as AE, despite being broken inside. She hides it well. She has to. The slightest bit of imperfection will land her in the same shoes as her Geeky neighbor named Ian.

Ian and his only friend are the object of Sadie’s friends’ ridicule, ire, and entertainment. The AE rule the school with intimidation and retribution against anyone who would dare question their supremacy.

Sadie steers clear of most of it, terrified someone will find out her secret. She isn’t the least bit perfect. In fact, she suffers from PTSD stemming from the murder of her mother right before her eyes when she was a child. She can barely cope from day-to-day, hiding her truth and trying to fit in. But she knows it’s only a matter of time.

Hayden is a “Waverly,” a kid with the misfortune of living in the small farming town of Waverly that borders the very affluent Lexington Parrish. The AE doesn’t mix with “Waverlies.” Ever.

Desperate to get away from her oppressive friends, Sadie crashes into Hayden at a bonfire and the attraction that sparks between them is nothing short of electric. But Hayden’s an outsider and when things heat up, Sadie will be forced to choose between her friends and her new boyfriend.

Only Queen Bee Britt isn’t having it. She will not allow Sadie to cross her. Sadie can either do what Britt wants her to do or she will reveal Sadie for the PTSD freak that she is.

Sadie does some soul searching about who she is and who she wants to be. She can’t live her life like this. Not any more. One fateful night will help her see how much things have to change.

She’s determined to no longer allow the AE to rule her life. She will be strong, stand up for Ian and love who she wants in Hayden. Determined and invigorated, Sadie goes to school feeling hopeful for the first time in forever.

But, the unthinkable happens.

Shooters attack dozens of students before the two eventually take their own lives, leaving the school a decimated shadow of what it once was.

Suddenly who lives where, wears what or loves whom seems like the least of Lexington Parish’s problems as everyone and everything changes forever in the after.

IN THE AFTER by Elisa Dane is a hard-hitting and heart-warming story of tragedy, love, loss and redemption. It is recommended for readers 14+.

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Elisa Dane

 

Elisa Dane loves books, chocolate, reality television, her family, and All Star Cheerleading. Not necessarily in that order! She writes contemporary YA romance with cheerleaders. Yep. She writes what she knows, and it’s her hope that her stories will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but that you’ll find a new respect for the sport of All Star Cheerleading you may not have had before. She’s represented by Brittany Booker of the Booker/Albert Agency, and has published a NA paranormal series under her real name, Lisa Sanchez.

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