Friday, May 31, 2019

Review: The Game Changer (The Cleat Chasers #2) by Jaqueline Snowe

Book info:
TitleThe Game Changer
Author:  Jaqueline Snowe
SeriesThe Cleat Chasers #2
Genre:  NA sports romance
Release Date:  April 2nd, 2019
Source:  E-galley from YA Bound Book Tours for review which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  5 stars

Synopsis:
Pretending to date your best friend is always a good idea…right? Wrong.

Greta Aske has a lot on her mind, and a string of bad dates has her giving up on men, at least for the time being. Her life contains a little too much drama, meaning she needs a break and to save money and get good grades. The perfect solution presents itself—pretend to date the campus playboy. That’ll keep the guys away for sure.

Aaron Hill is desperate to save his baseball career because, with his dad fighting cancer, he damn well knows he can’t ask for a single penny from his parents. Baseball is his past, present and future, so when a scandal threatens his chance in the MLB, he turns to his best friend for help. A fake relationship will keep him out of trouble. It’s perfect, really. Greta’s taking a break from dating and Aaron needs to focus on training.

Nothing could go wrong…as long as neither falls for the other. But when lines are crossed, what’s real and fake blurs and the two are forced to face their fears. Could Greta be the game changer Aaron needs?

Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of underage characters drinking and scenes of violence. There is also a family member with cancer.



My Review:
The first book in this series, Challenge Accepted, was one that while it had a good story, I had some issues with it overall.  So at first I wasn't sure if I would give this one a try. But man am I glad that I did, because I loved this one!  Honestly,  I didn't have any of the issues with this one that I did with the first, and so this was a win-win for me.  I couldn't keep from turning the pages as I read (or tapping the screen I guess on my phone since it was an e-book).  I could barely put it down to do anything else, because I was so eager to find out what would happen next.  I'd say Aaron was definitely someone I'd want for a book boyfriend, or real boyfriend, because he was so sexy and damn!  That's just it, so much hotness with him.  Towards the end I was getting a little frustrated with them just not telling each other, but as I've mentioned with romances, I know that's all part of the drama!  It can't be all perfect, right?  But this book is a winner.  I also enjoyed spending time with the couple from the first book, because they were a great couple and there were some really good moments in that first book that I enjoyed.  I look forward to reading more in this series about the other guys that we get to know in these stories.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cover Reveal: Kiss Me Not by Emma Hart

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What do you do when you’re the reigning kissing booth champion but the only person you want to kiss is your best friend’s brother?

 

Kiss Me Not, an all- new hilarious brother's best friend standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is coming August 27th and we have the fresh and fun cover!

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Let me make this clear right here, right now: I, Halley Dawson, do not care that Preston Wright is kissing other women.

Not a lick. Not at all. Nuh-uh-freakin’-uh.

I do care that he’s doing it six feet away from me behind a gaudy velvet curtain—making him my competition in this year’s kissing contest.

Why do I care, you ask? Because I’ve had an unfortunate crush on the insufferable idiot since I was sixteen years old, but I also know it’s never going to happen.

He’s the Creek Falls bachelor to die for, and I’m the Creek Falls racoon lady who puts peanut butter sandwiches out for them every night.

I’m not going to let him break my four-year-long reign—no matter how many times he breaks the rules and slides the curtain across to do the one thing he’s not allowed to:

Kiss me. 

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Pre-order your copy today!
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About Emma Hart
Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs. Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud. Yes, really. She's that sarcastic.
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Book Announcement: Royal Hearts Academy Series by Ashley Jade


GET READY!! 
Ashley Jade is bringing her readers a whole new kingdom!!
Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. All the things we love most in Ashley’s books!!
 
Royal Hearts Academy
Welcome to their kingdom...
More details coming soon.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.
   
Cruel Prince Release Date July 23rd 

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About the Author: 
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series. It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels. She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too. She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

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Release Review with Giveaway: Fearless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #4) by Maya Hughes


Book info:
Title: Fearless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #4
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 30th, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Source: E-galley from author for review which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 4.5 stars

BLURB
My first crush. My first heartbreak. My brother’s best friend. 

The butterflies in my stomach turned into full blown eagles the second our lips touched. A kiss under the stars that changed our relationship forever. 

After a lifetime of wishing, I stared up into Ford’s eyes with his fingers caressing my cheek and my heart racing.

The evening ended with my heart bleeding on the ballroom floor. 

He destroyed my heart two years ago...but now he wants back in my life. 

This time I won’t fall under his spell. I’ll resist his sexy, scruffy beard, and panty-melting smirk. 

I thought I was over him. Hell, I fully planned to wave to him through my rearview mirror...but with one text, in the middle of the night, I know I'm in over my head.

Ford: I need you.




My Review:
Now, my first book in this series was book 3, but reading that one made me excited for all the characters' stories.  And while it took me a bit to get into this, well, after the very dramatic beginning, once we got into the day to day chapters of the story, I had a bit of trouble getting going, after that, I was swept up and had trouble putting it down.  

This was a story of all the obstacles that could possibly come in between two people meant to be together. Sometimes this really frustrates me, because I feel like if I just had the chance for that kind of love, there's nothing that would keep me from it.  But both Ford and Liv had really good reasons for the things that held them back.  Until one point at the end, but then Ford turned around and made it a perfect ending.  Liv's brother Colm was one of those reasons, actually a few of them.  He not only factored in Liv's dedication to med school, a future that didn't really make her excited, but he also factored in not only as Ford's best friend, but also a friend that Ford had wronged, even if done unknowingly.  And then there was Ford's family, and what he'd had to do to his mom at a young age, which made it hard for him to tell people things that he knew might hurt them, if he thought he could spare them from that hurt.  Not to mention it was also his younger brother who was a factor in the relationship, as he also was interested in Liv.  But it was so much more for his younger brother Grant than just an interest in the girl.  

This was a very involved story, had a lot of ins and outs to keep me on the edge of my seat as I read, as well as keeping our couple apart.  In the end we got our HEA for Liv and Ford, as we should.  

One other thing I loved was not only did I get to check in with all our characters I loved from the other Kings of Rittenhouse books, but also I got to spend some time with characters I met and liked in the more recent book by this author, Perfect First.   Which makes me so excited to get back to them, especially since there is only one more character to fit into this series.  I'll be looking forward to Colm's book, because right now he's not a happy guy, and I'm grumpy with him as well as he is with those around him.  But I'd like to see him get his HEA, and I know the author will do that in his book.

The Fearless King short, The Wedding Kiss is complete! 


GIVEAWAY


 

Author Bio
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lisa's Looking Foward To #16 - June 4th, 2019

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Now, there are a LOT of books on my list for next Tuesday, so sit back and get ready to scroll!

From my ARC list for June 4th:


Love the cover and the blurb below!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski, this heartfelt and humorous contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility follows two sisters—complete opposites—who discover the secrets they’ve been keeping make them more alike than they’d realized.

For two sisters as different as Plum and Ginny, getting on each other’s nerves is par for the course. But when the family’s finances hit a snag, sending chaos through the house in a way only characters from a Jane Austen novel could understand, the two drift apart like they never have before. Plum, a self-described social outcast, strikes up a secret friendship with the class jock, while Ginny’s usual high-strung nature escalates to pure hysterics.

But this has always been the sisters’ dynamic. So why does everything feel different this year? Maybe because Ginny is going to leave for college soon. Maybe because Plum finally has something that she doesn’t have to share with her self-involved older sister. Or maybe because the girls are forced to examine who they really are instead of who their late father said they were. And who each girl discovers—beneath the years of missing their dad—could either bring them closer together…or drive them further apart.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE





Sounds like a great #ownvoices type of story.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop.

She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of.

Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.




So, I really enjoyed the first two in the series.  I guess they did not make an ARC for the third, so I didn't get one.  Plus as I've mentioned before, my Disney contact has moved to another publisher, and so I no longer have anyone to contact there anyway.  I don't know that I like this cover as much as I did the first two:  Royal Bastards and City of Bastards.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt has usurped the throne and rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out in the fringes of the Kingdom. Tilla is plagued with doubt and regret; Lyriana struggles with the burdens of being a fugitive Queen; Zell atones for his guilt by killing for the cause. And even as they all fight, they know their cause is doomed, that with very passing day Miles' power grows, his army of Bloodmages spreading to cover the continent.

Then a raid on an outpost produces two unexpected prisoners: Lord Elric Kent himself, now a prisoner obsessed with revenge, and Syan See, a strange girl from the Red Wastes. Tilla struggles with the emotional weight of confronting her father, but it's Syan that offers the true revelation. She demonstrates a new incredible kind of magic, and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in isolation in the mysterious Wastes. With Miles' forces closing in, Tilla and her friends (alongside a hostage Lord Kent) set out to make contact with Syan's people, to make an pact that could turn the war. The journey will test their character, forge unlikely alliances, reveal the horrifying true nature of magic, and set in motion a battle that will determine the fate of Noveris itself.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.  




Love that cover!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Critically-acclaimed author Leah Thomas blends a small-town setting with the secrets of a long-ago crime, in a compelling novel about breaking free from the past.

In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence's name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro's citizens, who refuse to forget the crime.

Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he's either known as the "disabled kid" because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself.

When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families' pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.




Love the cover, love the blurb!  I've been seeing this around the blogosphere a lot lately, wishing I'd had time to get to it.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match, a partner who will help secure the future of her people. Now that day has finally come.

But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.

From English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge, and under the eye of the dreaded Imperiya Yotne, Selah’s quest will be the journey of a lifetime. But her stepmother’s schemes aren’t the only secrets hiding belowdecks…and the stakes of her voyage may be higher than any happy ending.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE




I have an ARC of this one, will be reading or am reading it as this is posted.  Will post a review probably right before pub date.
Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribuci├│n.

If Lupe D├ívila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the killer, they'll have to step into the shadows to see what's lurking there—murderer, or monster?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.



I won an ARC of this from Bookish First, and by the time this post actually goes live, I will have read it.  My review will be sometime over the next few days!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.

Hendricks Becker-O’Malley is new in town, and she’s bringing baggage with her. With a dark and wild past, Hendricks doesn’t think the small town her parents moved her to has much to offer her in terms of excitement. She plans on laying low, but when she’s suddenly welcomed into the popular crowd at school, things don’t go as expected.

Hendricks learns from her new friends that the fixer-upper her parents are so excited about is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. Hendricks doesn’t believe it. Until she’s forced to. Blood-curdling screams erupt from the basement, her little brother wakes up covered in scratches, and something, or someone pushes her dad down the stairs. With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.



Sounds like a cute romance kind of story.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Modern love plus online anonymity is a recipe for romantic disaster in this lighthearted new romance from the author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love.

How bad can one little virtual lie be?

NYU freshman Mariam Vakilian hasn’t dated anyone in five months, not since her high school sweetheart Caleb broke up with her. So, when she decides to take advantage of an expiring coupon and try out a new virtual reality dating service, it’s sort of a big deal.

It’s an even bigger deal when it chooses as one of her three matches none other than Caleb himself. That has to be a sign, right?

Except that her other match, Jeremy, just happens to be her new best friend IRL.

Mariam’s heart is telling her one thing, but the app is telling her another. So, which should she trust? Is all fair in modern love?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.






So the former science teacher in me just loves the cover. And it sounds like a fun read!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A fun, witty, light-hearted romantic comedy―The Rosie Project, for teens

Seventeen-year-old Amalia Yaabez and Ezra Holtz couldn’t be more different. They’ve known (and avoided) each other their whole lives; she unable to stand his buttoned-up, arrogant, perfect disposition, and he unwilling to deal with her slacker, rule-breaking way of moving through the world.

When they are unhappily paired on an AP Psychology project, they come across an old psychological study that posits that anyone can fall in love with anyone, if you put them through the right scientific, psychological steps. They decide to put that theory to the test for their project, matching couples from different walks of high school life to see if science really can create love.

As they go through the whirlwind of the experiment, Ezra and Amalia realize that maybe it’s not just the couples they matched who are falling for each other . . .


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.  










Beautiful cover, and I like the library aspect of it.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.


Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.









I've got an e-galley of this one to read, and it sounds really good!  I should be posting my review of it on it's release date.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

High school finally behind her, Winnie is all set to attend college in the fall. But first she's spending her summer days working at her granny’s diner and begins spending her midnights with Dallas—the boy she loves to hate and hates that she likes. Winnie lives in Misty Haven, a small town where secrets are impossible to keep—like when Winnie allegedly snaps on Dr. Skinner, which results in everyone feeling compelled to give her weight loss advice for her own good. Because they care that’s she’s “too fat.”

Winnie dreams of someday inheriting the diner—but it'll go away if they can't make money, and fast. Winnie has a solution—win a televised cooking competition and make bank. But Granny doesn't want her to enter—so Winnie has to find a way around her formidable grandmother. Can she come out on top?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE


Final Thoughts:
 Several that I have copies of to read ahead.  One that I wish I did.  I left off one that has been a big controversial title and that the publication was cancelled on, although I heard it is now back on.  Have you read any of these yet?  Are they on your TBR?  And hey, while you're here, you should go try to win some of my ARCs from Cleaning Up My TBR Post HERE. The US only giveaway is open till Friday at midnight.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: Switchback by Danika Stone


Book info:
Title:  Switchback
Author:  Danika Stone
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: May 28th, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Synopsis:
An epic YA adventure story about two friends lost in the Canadian wilderness from Danika Stone, the author of All the Feels.
Vale loves to hike, but kind of hates her classmates. Ash is okay with his classmates, but kind of hates the outdoors. So, needless to say they are both fairly certain that the overnight nature hike with their PE class is going to be a hellish experience. But when they get separated from the group during a storm, they have worse things to worry about than bullies and blisters.
Lost in the Canadian wilderness with limited supplies, caught in dangerous weather conditions, and surrounded by deadly wildlife, it’s going to take every bit of strength, skill, and luck they can muster to survive.
Praise for Danika Stone:
“An enjoyable, fast-paced read.” — School Library Journal on Internet Famous

“The book is a dream. I loved absolutely everything about it. … From the chapter headers to every mention of nerd culture, All the Feels is a blast!” —Seeking Book Boyfriends on All the Feels



Author Interview:
1.  What does your writing process look like? Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, notecards, post-it-notes, etc.?  

I used to be a complete pantser, but the more I wrote, the more frustrated I got by moments where I’d painted myself into a corner and had no idea how to get out. Nowadays, I start with characters and develop them long before I start to write. Then I hash out a rough plot that’s a page or two long. It’s my ‘road map’ so to speak. Then I jump in and start writing, knowing that the entire story can shift directions at any time.

All my planning is done on Word and Scrivener, though I do occasionally wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea. Those details get jotted onto whatever is close at hand!

2. Do you edit as you go, or wait till you're finished before you edit?  How many times would you say you go over it yourself before having another set of eyes look it over? 

When I start writing, I cannot stop until I reach the end. If something occurs to me, I leave a note (usually right on the first page of the document) that tells me what to do differently. It might be something like “go back to chapter five and untangle the mess of the argument” or “something needs to happen in chapter seven to get Person A to Point B.” Either way, I don’t revise, I just plow on. There’s something about that forward momentum that keeps me writing. I never have trouble getting to the final chapter. 

Once it’s done, I go over the manuscript two or three times, then hand it off to a beta reader. A book isn’t finished until that point.

3.  Are you part of a writers group that gets together and helps each other with their writing?

Long ago, I used to write fanfic, and those writers became my first writing group. Even today, many of those same people are my beta readers. I trust their insights implicitly. As I began to publish, this writers’ group grew larger, including many of my fellow published authors. It’s an amazing team!

4.  What tips do you have for aspiring writers?

Write. Keep writing. Accept that the first few attempts will suck, but write anyhow. It’s amazing how much you can learn by failure so embrace that—learn from it—and keep moving forward. As difficult as it is, you need to complete what you’ve started. I often tell aspiring writers: “Finished is better than perfect.” That’s 100% true.

5.   What are your favorite:

Books/authors/genres

Choosing a favorite book / author / genre would be like choosing a favorite child. I just can’t. Sorry! There are too many and I read EVERYTHING.

Movies/TV Shows

I love Game of Thrones, The 100, the entire MCU, and a million other things! Seriously, I could list fifty movies and TV shows here. I’m a fangirl at heart.

Music

Currently obsessed with Lovelytheband, but I listen to a broad range of music. (This seems to be a theme for me!)

Food/Writing snack

Tim Hortons coffee and a butter croissant. Perfection!
 

Author Bio:
Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens: INTERNET FAMOUS (Macmillan, 2017) and ALL THE FEELS (Macmillan, 2016); and adults THE DARK DIVIDE (Stonehouse, 2018) and EDGE OF WILD (Stonehouse, 2016).
Ms. Stone’s work has received both recognition and literary praise. In 2017, Chapters included EDGE OF WILD in “Our Favourite Canadian Fiction”, and INTERNET FAMOUS was nominated for the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (2018) as well as selected as one of Fierce Reads’ “9 Perfect Summertime Reads” (2017). EDGE OF WILD (previously entitled TATHAGATA) was a quarter-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013), a finalist in the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize (2015), and took second place in the Publish or Perish contest (2015). ALL THE FEELS was selected for Swoon Reads’ fourth list (2015) and was nominated for YALSA’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (2016), and for CYBILS’ Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (2016).
Ms. Stone’s books have been reviewed by VOYA, Teen Reads, and School Library Journal. Danika has also featured in the BN Teen Blog, Clash, Quillable, Fierce Reads, Lethbridge Living Magazine, CJSR’s Word, and on CBC’s Daybreak.
When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.


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Monday, May 27, 2019

Cover Reveal with Giveaway: Rocking at Book Bonanza Anthology

The Rocking at Book Bonanza Anthology, an exclusive collection of samples by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors appearing at Rocking at Book Bonanza in Dallas Texas, August 9-10, 2019, is coming May 31st!

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Each author personally selected an enticing preview of their work for you to sample. There is a convenient link at the end of each story so you can purchase the full novel without having to search for it. 

Additionally, if you are planning on attending Book Bonanza there is a link to preorder the book directly from the author. 

All the authors featured in this digital compilation will appear at the official Rocking at Book Bonanza meet and greet function Friday night, August 9th, 6-8pm at the Book Bonanza event.
This is a for-charity collection. It is not available anywhere else and will be removed from sale a week after the Book Bonanza signing. 

**All the proceeds associated with Rocking at Book Bonanza, Volume 1 and 2 will be donated to The BOOKWORM Box, a 501(c) (3) organization founded by New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover that believes in the power of a good book and the power of giving back - together we create good deeds, great reads.**

Featuring:

Aly Martinez, Brittainy Cherry, Carly Phillips, Ginger Scott, Heidi McLaughlin, Ilsa Madden-Mills, JA Huss, Julie Richman, Kate Stewart, Katie Ashley, Kennedy Ryan, Kristen Proby, Kylie Scott, Meghan March, Michelle Mankin, Rachel Van Dyken, and Willow Aster  


Enter the giveaway to win a $150 gift card! 



Cover design donated by: Michelle Preast at Indie Book Covers
Cover photo donated by: Wander Aguiar
Cover models:  Zack Salaun and book blogger Brandee Veltri from Brandee’s Book Endings


Connect with the Authors
 
Aly Martinez

Brittainy Cherry

Carly Phillips

Ginger Scott

Heidi McLaughlin

Ilsa Madden-Mills

JA Huss

Julie Richman

Kate Stewart

Katie Ashley

Kennedy Ryan

Kristen Proby

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