Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Saving Grace by Gigi Aceves


Today, we are taking part on the Blog Tour for Saving Grace by Gigi Aceves! On our tour stop, we have an exciting excerpt and a tour-wide giveaway to share! We are so excited to share this new romance with you⏤check it out and grab your copy today!

Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
February 20, 2018

Synopsis:
Grace Carmichael’s world was turned upside down when she was fifteen. The convent became her home. The Grotto her safe haven. She lived, breathed, and learned a life she never chose. Ten years later, freedom came knocking and she took a chance she never thought she would.

Phoenix Hayes experienced a double dose of heartache when death tragically altered his life at seventeen. Being the ultimate warrior he has never doubted a mission. Except for one — saving Grace.

Sometimes to find yourself you have to risk everything including your heart — even your life.


   
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*Excerpt*
Grace takes a seat directly across from me, revving up my annoyance level to a ten.
When her beautiful face and demure laughter, Nate’s ribbing, Mama’s constant oohing, and Rachel’s aahing over her become unbearable, I make my exit. Not even Mama Ada’s homemade key lime pie could make me stay. I kiss Mama good-bye and give a one-fingered salute to everyone while purposely avoiding a certain someone’s haunting greens.
Fishing for my cell in my pocket, I throw Tanya a quick text that I’m coming over. It only takes her a few seconds to respond back with a very eager,


I’M WAITING!
I rev my car and focus on Tanya’s naked body, excited to pound into her from here to kingdom come.
She’s warm.
Inviting.
Committed to giving me the pleasure I seek.

As soon as I turn the ignition off, my dick becomes even harder, knowing heaven is just a few steps away. I quickly make my way to her front door, and like magic, it opens, revealing Tanya’s naked body. Her light-brown hair is pulled back, away from her face, and nestled messily on top of her head. She walks sexily backward while I slam the door shut with my foot.
She glances sideways, toward the dining area, while I stalk her, unzipping my pants.
She’s hungry for me; I can see it in her eyes. Me? I’m hungry to cum, to expel the negative thoughts plaguing my brain.
I lean in and spear her mouth with my tongue.
I don’t kiss her again or whisper sweet nothings in her ears. Instead, I grip her hips hard, holding her steady. Her eyes search mine for something I don’t give a rat’s ass to figure out. I slam into her, harder than the last, driving into her to gain what I want.
What I think I deserve to have.

Her warm body writhes in ecstasy as her moans of pleasure only serve as fuel for me to vigorously keep at it. I give her body a good pounding, relishing in that tingling sensation that takes my mind off everything that hurts. I depend on these few seconds of peace that only the body of a woman could ever give me.



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**About the Author**
Gigi Aceves grew up in the Philippines but now lives in California with her husband, two girls, and Loki, the house cat. If her husband is the yin to her yang, Andrea is the Marlin to her Dory while Allysa is the Buzz Lightyear to her Woody.

Gigi loves the beach, but she hates the sand. She loves to travel, but she hates to fly. She loves to eat, but she hates gaining weight⏤all women can relate to this. These are a few of her little quirks in life.

In addition to writing, Gigi enjoys reading, binge-watching a new series on Netflix, watching action-packed movies, listening to her youngest sing, and observing her oldest cook. She is an avid fan of The Walking Dead, The Brave, The Good Doctor, Scandal, and Stranger Things. Gigi loves watching reality shows, too. She loves Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother to name a few.

Stay connected with Gigi Aceves
   

Books by Gigi:
   
(covers link to Goodreads)

   
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***The Giveaway***

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COVER REVEAL: The Birthday List by Devney Perry


We are thrilled to share with you this Cover Reveal for Devney Perry's The Birthday List! Check it out and pre-order your copy now!

Genre:
Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
April 3, 2018
Publisher:
Devney Perry

Synopsis:
Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow.

Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?



      



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**About the Author**
Devney Perry is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. Afterworking in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Deveny loves hearing from readers!

Stay connected with Devney Perry
     


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

OTBF 2018 AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Lilliam Rivera


It is that time of year...again! Events and places where teens, authors and books meet! For many booknerds and readers alike, we attend many book festivals and author events all over the United States. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this blog tour for this event! And...I get to host one of the amazing authors that will also be in attendance! You'll find out who I'm hosting soon...after discussing some details about this fun event! And, of course, at the end of sharing all this exciting and fun information, there is an awesome Blog Tour GIVEAWAY...at the end of this post! So... Follow the tour and get to know all the authors before meeting them on March 3rd!

Well, this coming March 2018, the City of Ontario will be holding their 8th Annual Ontario Teen Book Fest featuring various bestselling YA authors. Booknerds and fans of all ages are welcome to attend!

The event will be filled with a series of panels, break-out sessions, and keynote presentations! So, don't miss this fun-filled day of books and authors. Come and hang out with all these awesome authors and fellow booknerds alike!!!

When:
March 3, 2018, Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:
Colony High School
3850 E. Riverside Drive
Ontario, California 91761


Did I mention that to attend is absolutely FREE and it is NOT ticketed!

Ontario's Teen Book Fest is completely FREE to attend!
For more information on the Ontario Teen Book Fest, go to:

Sponsored by:

*Books and other stuff will be available for purchase during the event*

FREE lunch will be provided by:

Feel free to share this event on your social media!!! Use hashtag #ontariotbf


Join us as we celebrate teens and books with an amazing lineup of authors! And, of course, there will be signings as well! Yay! To celebrate this upcoming and exciting event, we are having a blog tour spotlighting each of these amazing authors!

Blog Tour Schedule:

February 19th:
Spotlight on Jennifer Brody - What a Nerd Girl Says
Spotlight on Abdi Nazemian - Read Now Sleep Later

February 20th:

Spotlight on Anthony Breznican - Starkiller Reads
Spotlight on Lilliam Rivera - Movies, Shows, & Books

February 21st:

Spotlight on Jessica Cluess - The Readers Antidote
Spotlight on Cindy Pon - My Fangirl Chronicles

February 22nd:

Spotlight on Ellen Hopkins (Keynote Speaker) - Germ Magazine

February 23rd:

Spotlight on Aditi Khorana - Nite Lite Book Reviews
Spotlight on Mary Pearson - Adventures of a Book Junkie

February 24th:
Spotlight on Emily Ziff Griffin - Nite Lite Book Reviews
Spotlight on Brandy Colbert - Read Now Sleep Later

February 25th:

Spotlight on Josephine Angelini (Keynote Speaker) - The Readers Antidote

February 26th:

Spotlight on Isabel Quintero - What a Nerd Girl Says
Spotlight on Amy Spalding - My Fangirl Chronicles

February 27th:
Spotlight on Jonathan Maberry - Seeking Bazinga
Spotlight on Jeff Garvin (Keynote Speaker) - Movies, Shows, & Books

February 28th:

Spotlight on Ava Dellaira - Book Lovers Book Reviews
Spotlight on Kim Turrisi - Starkiller Reads

March 1st:
Spotlight o Jessica Brody - Adventures of a Book Junkie

March 2nd:
Spotlight on Robin Benway - What a Nerd Girl Says
Spotlight on Lindsey Summers - Seeking Bazinga


Today, I have the great pleasure to spotlight this amazing award-winning author, Lilliam Rivera! So... Let's find out more about Lilliam... shall we!?!

**About the Author**
Photo by Julian Sambrano Jr.
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, a contemporary young adult novel from Simon & Schuster available now in bookstores everywhere.

She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 Clarion alumni with a Leonard Pung Memorial Scholarship. She has been awarded fellowships from PEN Center USA, A Room Of Her Own Foundation, and received a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Her short story "Death Defiant Bomba" received honorable mention in Bellevue Literary Review's 2014 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by author Nathan Englander. Lilliam was also a finalist for AWP's 2014 WC&C Scholarship Competition.

Lilliam's work has appeared in Tin House, Tahoma Literary Review, Los Angeles Times, Latina, USA Today, Cosmo for Latinas, Sundog Lit, Midnight Breakfast, Bellevue Literary Review, The Rumpus.net, and Los Angeles Review of Books.

She hosted a monthly literary radio show, Literary Soundtrack, on RadioSombra.org. Past guests have included Laila Lalami, Victor LaValle, Matt Johnson, Sonia Manzano, Azar Nafisi, among others. She's also moderated panels for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, PEN Center USA and more.

Her next young adult novel Dealing in Dreams is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster on March 2019. Lilliam is represented by Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky Literary Agency. She lives in Los Angeles.

Stay connected with Lilliam Rivera
    

Lilliam's Debut Novel:  
(cover links to Goodreads)


       

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Praise for The Education of Margot Sánchez

"Introducing Lilliam Rivera, one of the most unique and exciting new voices in YA. The Education of Margot Sánchez is funny, poignant, compelling and authentic. She nails the music and conflict of an evolving Bronx, New York. I adore this novel." ~ Matt de la Peña, Newbery Award-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street

"In the hands of debut novelist Lilliam Rivera, Margot's choices⏤ which friends? which boy? which future? ⏤ take on a tense urgency. Lively and telling, smart and compelling, Margot Sánchez is a character to take to your heart and Rivera a voice to remember." ~ Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austin Book Club

"The Education of Margot Sánchez feels as classic as classic as Judy Blume and, at the same time, entirely new. It's a rich, page-turning tale about a teenage girl stuck between a rock and the growing-up place." ~ Veronica Chambers, author of Mama's Girl and The Go-Between

"The Education of Margot Sánchez shatters the myth of assimilation by exposing the loss and ache that comes with it. Instead, Lilliam Rivera tells the reader that there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than staying true to oneself." ~ Isabel Quintero, Author of Gabi: A Girl in Piece

"With a passionate voice, Lilliam Rivera weavers a layered and complex story of a girl awakening to herself and her family." ~ Cecil Castellucci, author of Tin Star

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Now that we know a bit about Lillaim Rivera and her book, let's get to the interview! I definitely got to know more about this amazing author with her response to all of these questions!

*Interview with Lilliam Rivera*
Of course, I must start off with the most basic of questions. When and/or How did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I was painfully shy when I was growing up. Writing was my way of dealing with trauma and de-tangling my feelings. It is the way I deal with things even to to this day. I became a journalist and had a strong career writing for magazines and online. I didn’t start writing fiction until later on.

What was your inspiration on writing The Education of Margot Sánchez?
My inspiration for writing The Education of Margot Sánchez  came from the books I read when I was a teenager. I devoured Judy Blume books. I wanted to try to create a coming-of-age tale set in the South Bronx, New York, with the same emotional angst and humor as a Judy Blume book. I hope I was able to do that!

Are any (or all) your characters based on any person(s) in your life or even yourself?
I love this question! I really believe that my characters are all based on me in some way. I am a little obnoxious and insecure like Margot Sanchez, in pain like Junior, holding tight to appearances like her mother, and a charming mess like her father. Each character is a tiny piece of me.

Many books are being adapted for television series, TV movie, or film, which platform would best tell the story of your book?
I would love to see The Education of Margot Sanchez adapted. I think the novel can work on television because it is such a universal story of a girl trying to find her voice against a backdrop of a city that is quickly gentrification. I can see her navigating this with humor and heartbreaking results.

What are you working on next? That's if you can talk about it... :)
I’ve started drafting my third novel. I can’t say much about it but it is young adult and a retelling of a Greek mythology story set in New York. My second young adult novel Dealing in Dreams will be out in March 2019 by Simon & Schuster. Dealing in Dreams is a near-future story about girl gangs who rule the streets. I think readers will love it because who doesn’t love badass girls?

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
My advice is to ignore the self-doubt and the haters out there and write. You are a writer when you put pen to paper, when you type words on a blank screen. Don’t allow anyone else tell you otherwise.

Favorite foods?
My favorite foods are based on the city. Because I’m a native New Yorker, whenever I’m back there I’m eating pizza and Puerto Rican food (arroz con gandules, pasteles, mofongo). When I’m back in Los Angeles where I live I eat Mexican food (all the burritos, all the tacos).


OMG! Wow! There you have it booknerds/fangirls! We found out a little bit more, personal, about this amazing author, Lilliam Rivera! Be sure to meet her at this upcoming event!

Thank you Lilliam for taking time from your busy schedule for this interview!


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