Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Game of Shadows by Erika Lewis

We are thrilled to take part in the exciting Blog Tour for Erika Lewis' Game of Shadows! Today, we will be sharing with you "Random Things about Erika's College Years!" Plus, we are celebrating its book birthday today! Check it out and grab your copy today! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Fantasy/Mythology Romance
Publish Date:
February 28, 2017
Tor Books

Ethan Makkai thought that seeing ghosts was the worst of his problems. Between his ethereal gift and life with a single mother hell-bent on watching his every move, he feels imprisoned. When Ethan sees a chance to escape, to leave the house by himself for the first time in his life, he seizes it, unaware that this first taste of freedom will cost him everything.

Ethan is thrown into a strange and eerie world, like nothing he's ever seen. He's assaulted by dive-bombing birds and rescued by a stranger who claims to be his bodyguard. His apartment is trashed, and his mother is kidnapped to a place Ethan never knew existed—a hidden continent called Tara.

Travelling to Tara in search of his mother, Ethan discovers that everything he knows about his life is a lie. His mother is royalty. His father is not dead. His destiny is likely to get him killed.

Confronted by a vicious sorcerer determined to destroy the Makkai family, Ethan must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother and all the people of Tara, including the beautiful girl he’s fallen for.


Random Things About Erika Lewis's College Years
  1.  I was a math major who took a lot of theater classes.
  2.  I was in a sorority.
  3.  I had a roommate who used to hollow out the center of a peanut butter jar and drop those chocolate covered caramel Rollos in, swirl, then eat for breakfast.
  4.  I ate way too much pizza and drank too much beer, and gained a lot of weight. I don't recommend doing that. Took forever to lose it.
  5.  I saw REM play in a tiny bar next to campus on a random weekday night, fairly typical for Nashville.
  6.  Hair bows were popular. I just cringed.
  7.  Will Purdue, the basketball player, lived in my freshman dorm. He was always in front of me in the cafeteria. He was so tall and I was so short that I was forced to stare at his booty for those 10 minutes a day. Not that I'm complaining.
  8.  I took a media class where the professor showed us naked pictures of himself. I think that would be defined as inappropriate nowadays.
  9.  I loved taking Abstract Algebra. Don't judge!
  10.  I took a semester abroad that led to  me writing Game of Shadows!

What others are saying about Game of Shadows!

“A fantastical journey that I didn’t want to end!”Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“It’s impossible to put this riveting page-turner down!”
― Stan Lee, author, editor, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics

“This book’s got heart . . . a wonderful adventure.” R. A. SalvatoreNew York Times bestselling author of The Hunters Blades novels

“One of those thrilling tales you can’t put down . . . the perfect blend of imaginative world-building and nonstop action wrapped up in a compelling mystery.” ― D.J. MacHaleNew York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and The SYLO Chronicles

“We were hooked. This is an adventure story for the ages.”  John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman, authors of the Hollow Earth trilogy & Conjuror

“Riveting from the start.”Steven Gould, author of Jumper

“Lewis has created a whole new world that is at once exciting and affecting. . . . She weaves a web of mythology that is both reminiscent of the Celtic world and redolent of the unique creation of a rich and fertile imagination.” Dara Hellman, Lecturer, Celtic Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley


**About the Author**
Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Math. And what do you do with a degree in Math? You become a writer of course… eventually…

She moved to the west coast following her dream to work in television. And after fifteen glorious years developing and producing for truly awesome places, like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fireworks Television, 20th Television, that’s a division of Fox if you didn’t know that, and then at G4, where she could finally be free to be the nerd she had always been. She had more collectible toys in her office than even the famed executive producers of Attack Of The Show and XPlay. At least that’s the way she remembers it.

So how did this circle back to the beginning of this bio? A Math major becoming a writer? Because she’d actually always been a writer, she just never told anyone. She would write and write, edit and edit, then realize that it wasn’t good enough and go back in for yet another pass. And when she finally had several projects she really loved, that’s when she knew it was time to unleash them to the world.

Her first project, a graphic novel, The 49th Key, is currently being featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and will be released in trade in summer, 2017. Along with her amazing partner, Jessica Chobot, she’s currently working with LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics on Firebrand, an ongoing comic series. Her first novel, Game Of Shadows hits the bookstore shelves February 28th, 2017 from TOR/Forge Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers.

There are several other really exciting projects that you will be hearing much more about soon, but if she leaked them now, she’d get in big, big, big trouble. She resides in the sunshine state of California. When she’s not chained to her laptop, she’s usually playing with her big fluffy Golden Retriever, or running, or at one of the bookstores or comic shops by her house.

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BLOG TOUR: Blush For Me by Kristen Proby

We are delighted to be taking part of this Blog Tour for Kristen Proby's Blush For Me, the third book in the Fusion series! This is a Reviews & Excerpt Tour, and, today, we will be sharing an exciting excerpt! This can be read as a standalone. There's also a tour-wide giveaway AND a pre-order bonus! Check it out and pre-order your copy today! Don't forget to follow the tour...find it at the end of this post!

New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Fusion, #3
Publish Date:
March 7, 2017
William Morrow

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland's hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn't afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she's forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan "Mac" MacKenzie hasn't been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn't think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he's got a handle on what life can throw at him and he's not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can't forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?


“You look like you’re feeling better.”
Mac. That’s Mac’s voice in my ear. A shiver runs through me as I turn around and look up, way up, into his green eyes.
“I am,” I reply and take a sip of my wine. Was he that good looking on the plane? “I didn’t realize you were attending this conference.”
“You had other things on your mind earlier,” he says smoothly and motions for the bartender. “I’ll have what she’s having, and another for her as well.”
“What if you don’t like pinot?” I ask and tilt my head to the side.
“I like it all,” he says with a wink.
Oh my.
“Do you know many people here?” he asks, nodding toward Sally who has moved on to chat with another group of people.
“A few. I’ve not met most of them in person, unless they were up in Washington or Oregon. How about you?”
“Same,” he says with a grin. “This is my first conference down in Napa Valley. And it’s off to a great start.”
“Right.” I laugh and shake my head. “Dealing with a crazy chick on the plane is exactly the best way to start your trip.”
“It is,” he says and looks me dead in the eye. “She wasn’t that crazy. She was scared. There’s a difference.”
“Well, she’s fine now.”
“I’m glad.” His lips tip up into a smile and my stomach clenches. He has a dimple in his left cheek.
I want to lick it.
I take a sip of my fresh glass of wine and smirk to myself. Perhaps Mac fits the sexcation bill.
“What just went through that gorgeous head of yours?”
“I’m not drunk enough to tell you yet,” I reply honestly. Mac’s eyes widen briefly, and then he simply smiles at me.
“There’s a lot of wine in this place.”
“Thank God for that.”
A few hours later, after chatting with many people, new and those I already know, including Mac, he escorts me up to my room.
But when we reach my door, he leans in and kisses my cheek. Just the cheek. I frown up at him.
“This is supposed to be a sexcation, not a fucking dating game.” It’s a grumble, but I’m shocked to hear it actually leave my lips, rather than stay in my head where it’s supposed to be.
“A what?” Mac asks.
“Nothing.” I shake my head and pull my key card out of my handbag. “Good night.”
“Yeah.” I look back at him and sigh a little at the sexy dimple in his cheek and the way his shirt pulls against his shoulders as he leans on the doorframe.
“I’ll see you in the morning.”
“It’s already morning,” I remind him.
“It won’t be too long, then.”

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**About the Author**
Kristen Proby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series, the Fusion Series, the Boudreaux Series and the Love Under the Big Sky Series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps. 

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February 27th
BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Happily Ever After – Review
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt
February 28th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Heather's Book Ramblings – Review & Excerpt
Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt
Same Book, Different Review – Review & Excerpt
March 1st
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Emmbooks – Review
IrishdaisylovesRomance – Review & Excerpt
Jack of All Trades, Master of None – Review & Excerpt
My One True Obsession – Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews _ Review & Excerpt
March 2nd
Abigail Books Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Book Babes Unite – Review
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
T & G Book Boutique – Excerpt
March 3rd
BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
I Heart Romance &YA – Review & Excerpt
Lili's books – Review & Excerpt
Marieke's Books – Review & Excerpt
Pervy Ladies Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Readdicts – Excerpt
V's Reads – Review & Excerpt
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt
March 4th
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
Gi's Spot Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Reflections Of A Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
Roxy's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Belles – Review
What I'm Reading – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review & Excerpt
March 5th
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt
March 6th
Books and Tequila – Review & Excerpt
EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads – Review & Excerpt
Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt
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Sofia Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
Three Girls and a Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Babes Review – Review & Excerpt
March 7th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Girls and Their Books – Review & Excerpt
Shh Moms Reading – Review
The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
March 8th
About That Story – Excerpt
Becca the Bibliophile – Review & Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
E-Romance News – Excerpt
Escaping Into Books – Review
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
Shannon Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
March 9th
Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
She Hearts Books – Review & Excerpt
The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt
Vanilla & Spice Books – Excerpt
March 10th
G & T's Indie CafĂ© – Excerpt
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Once upon a romance blog – Review & Excerpt
Southern Babes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Smut-Brarians – Review & Excerpt
Theory of A Dreamer – Review & Excerpt
We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt

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