Thursday, October 31, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Morrigan by Laura DeLuca


Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has a power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can't get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tir na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

Morrigan is Available Now

About the Author
Laura "Luna" DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.

Stay connected with Laura DeLuca

Check out Laura DeLuca's Dark Musicals series

***The Giveaway***

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

R.L. Griffin's Favorites of 2013 Contest: Week 2

Welcome to R.L. Griffin's Favorites of 2013 Contest! 
We are now into the second week of the contest in which R.L. will be giving away another favorite book! 
And, the fun continues...

This week's favorite is...
Dirty Red (Book 2 of the Love Me With Lies Series)
Author: Tarryn Fisher


Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he's mine I'll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn't ever think about you anymore. I won't let him go....ever.

Dirty Red 

Leah Smith has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn't. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen. 

Dirty Red is Available Now

About the Author 
hosting this amazing contest
R.L. Griffin resides in the Atlanta area with some cool dudes: her husband, son and one crazy dog. She was born and raised in the South. She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial. Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law. By A Thread is her second book, but is the first in a series of books.

If you ask anyone who knows R.L., they know that she loves reading and reads all sorts of books. Any free time she has, she is either reading, writing or drinking with friends.

Stay connected with R.L. Griffin

Check out R.L. Griffin's By A Thread Trilogy
By A Thread and Tension are Available Now

Seamless is set to be released December 10, 2013

The Giveaway

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fierce Reads Fall Tour Fun at Mysterious Galaxy

October 29, 2013 was the night to kick off the second leg of the Fierce Reads Fall Tour! daughter and I was there with a few friends to celebrate with the featured authors!

About Fierce Reads
Fierce Reads is an online community and a brand where teens can interact with books they love and be a part of the discovery of new books. The national author tour is a major part of the Fierce Reads brand.

Get the tour information, here!

On this second leg of the tour featured these amazing authors: Ann Aguirre and Gennifer Albin with special guests Leigh Bardugo and Jessica Brody.

In addition to kicking off the second leg of the Fierce Reads Tour, it was also a big night for both featured authors for October 29, 2013 marked the release of their latest books...for Ann Aguirre, Horde, and for Gennifer Albin, Altered

First off, let's get a brief description of our featured authors and special guests.

Anne Aguirre
Ann Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

Here is her latest book release...
Book 3 of The Razorland Series
Summary on Goodreads

Gennifer Albin

Gennifer Albin holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri. A recovering academic, she turned to writing her own books. In her free time she sits on the National Novel Writing Month Advisory Board, laughs (and cries) with her mom writers group, and watches too much Doctor Who (if that's possible). Gennifer lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her family. 

Her latest book release...
Book 2 of The Crewel World Series
Summary on Goodreads

Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives in Hollywood, where she indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls, and costuming in her other life as makeup artist L.B. Benson. Occasionally, she can be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.

She is the author of the New York Times Best Sellers, Shadow and Bone and Seige and Storm (Holt Children's/Macmillan). The final book in the Grisha Trilogy, Ruin and Rising, will be published in 2014. She is represented by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of New Leaf.

Her latest book release...
Book 2 of The Grisha Trilogy
Summary on Goodreads

Jessica Brody
Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape. 

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions ad Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.

Jessica now works full time as a writer and producer. She currently spilts her time between Los Angeles and Colorado.

Her latest book release...
Book 1 of The Unremembered Series
Summary on Goodreads

As the event began, each author introduced themselves and gave brief descriptions of their latest books. This group of authors were amazing and funny as they informed and entertained the audience about their books and their writings. After all the introductions and descriptions...the audience Q&A started. 

Check out the fun we had with these amazing and fun authors!

In this first clip, the first question was posed for each of the authors...

In this second clip, the Q&A continues with a question about how they prepare themselves for the fan reactions to their book series...

These beautiful ladies are amazing for creating these worlds that we enjoy reading and entertaining us with their wit and experiences, as fans asked a variety of questions. It definitely wasn't a dull moment with them. After the fun Q&A, the signing began! It was great! We enjoyed seeing Ann Aguirre again since RT Teen Day 2011 and Leigh Bardugo from the last event we met her at the other Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach...and meeting Gennifer Albin was amazing fun. These ladies are so fun and hilarious to chat with! It was so totally awesome, too, that Jessica Brody is also a huge fan of ABC's series SCANDAL! I was absolutely ecstatic, but, we couldn't discuss it much since we both were behind on the episodes. Jessica and I definitely need to catch up on the episodes before any SCANDAL discussion could be had. 

The staff of Mysterious Galaxy had the signing session organized, which was awesome; this gave everyone a chance to chat and spend time with the authors. How awesome was that! We absolutely loved it since we didn't feel rushed! The staff so rocked that night! After all the signing was said and done, everyone wanted photo ops...and, yes, we did get that opportunity. But, before we started with photo ops, I asked if we could get a group photo with their books. And, sure enough everyone got there felt like we were the paparazzi...hahaha!!! All the authors were looking in every direction there were cameras..haha! Too funny! Loved every minute of it!

Ann Aguirre, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody Gennifer Albin

Ann Aguirre
Leigh Bardugo
Jessica Brody
Gennifer Albin
Mariah w/ Ann Aguirre, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody
& Gennifer Albin
Jasmine w/ Ann Aguirre, Leigh Bardugo,
Jessica Brody
 Gennifer Albin

Mariah's signed copy of Altered by Gennifer Albin
Jasmine's signed copy of Horde by Ann Aguirre
Jasmine's signed copy of Unremembered
by Jessica Brody
Our photo signed by Leigh Bardugo
Mariah's photo signed by Leigh Bardugo
Ann Aguirre signed our photo from RT Teen Day 2011!

View the full album at: Movies, Shows & Books on Facebook

Of course, what is a book tour without swag!!??!! Yup! Not only did we get our books signed, these beautiful ladies gave out swag! Well, we know what that means....we can have a giveaway!!! Yay!

****The Giveaway***

Fierce Reads bag
Fierce Reads Tour poster signed by Ann Aguirre,
Gennifer Albin, Leigh Bardugo
& Jessica Brody
Bookmarks signed by Ann Aguirre,
Company D patches & bracelets
Crewel/Altered cards & stickers
Siege & Storm bookmarks signed by Leigh Bardugo,
Siege & Storm buttons
Unremembered sampler & bookmarks signed
by Jessica Brody