Thursday, June 21, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry


We are excited to share this Cover Reveal for Katie McGarry's Only A Breath Apart! Really... Take a look at the pretty cover and pre-order your copy today!!!

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Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people's opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

"A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love" (Wendy Higgins), Only A Breath Apart is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry"Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful" (Tammara Webber), Only A Breath Apart will be available on all retailers on January 22, 2019!

Genre:
Young Adult
Contemporary
Publish Date:
January 22, 2019
Publisher:
Tor Teen

Synopsis:
Jesse dreams of working the land that’s been in his family forever. But he’s cursed to lose everything he loves most.

Scarlett is desperate to escape her “charmed” life. But leaving a small town is easier said than done.

Despite their history of heartbreak, when Jesse sees a way they can work together to each get what they want, Scarlett can’t say no.Each midnight meeting between Jesse and Scarlett will push them to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other.


     
  

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"Gritty and real, Only A Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce."
Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series

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**About the Author**
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Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, Pushing The LimitsDare You ToCrash Into YouTake Me OnBreaking The Rule, and Nowhere But Here and the e-novellas, Crossing the Line and Read at Night. Her debut YA novel, Pushing the Limits was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. Dare You To was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky! On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt AND a cool giveaway to share!!!! Check out all the blog tour festivities below and grab your copy today!!! Follow the tour, HERE!!!


Genre:
Young Adult
Contemporary Suspense/Thriller
Publish Date:
June 19, 2018
Publisher:
Tor Teen

Synopsis:
Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. Maybe it’s better that way. As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.

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✧Excerpt✧
I know what Chip’s getting at. Flying solo is a diving no-no—a safety issue—but I wasn’t entirely alone. The Langfords’ black Lab was looking out for me, the way she’s done for as long as I can remember. Chip’s mom trained her to follow us to the pool and bark like hell if anyone is floating facedown in the water. It’s a cool trick I’m glad I’ve never seen used in a real emergency. But now, I can’t hear a dog barking without thinking something is wrong.
Belly comes running to the sound of our voices, paws muddy from digging holes in the yard, and leaps into the pool with a giant flop, true to her name. Water splashes everywhere. Not that it matters. The rain last night already left everything slick, and the air heavy with the stench of fresh dirt and dusty old basements.
“Why didn’t you wake me up?” Chip shields himself from Belly as she shakes dry. “I could have kept an eye out and done some laps with the snorkel to power up my lungs.”
“I needed to get my head straight before school.”
Chip nods.
He understands. For the most part.
My dad died a year ago today, making me an orphan, more or less. Chip and I talked about it on the way home from practice last night, what it would be like if one variable had changed. But I live with my grandfather now, who I call GP. He used to be a hero, the Ellis Hollow fire chief, but he fell into a bottle of whiskey after my dad died and hasn’t been the same since.
I get it. And I don’t.
It’s not like he’s the only one who lost people.
“What do you think The Mack Attack would say if he saw you balking every other approach on the board today?” Chip asks.
Good question.
My dad, Mitch Mackey, was a sports psychologist known as The Mack Attack by his clients because he attacked whatever problem they were having. He usually had plenty to say to me when things weren’t going my way. But it’s not my dad’s words that haunt me today. It’s Mom’s. When I first started diving she said, “Your mind will betray you before your body; acknowledge your fears and do it anyway.” I get that now more than ever. Diving is as much mental as physical. She was selective with how much she’d coach me unless I asked for help. But she also had a way of knowing when I needed her before I ever said a word.
Drove my dad nuts.
He used to call Mom The Diving Whisperer, like it was some big joke. Dad made his living fostering excellence in others, but it was Mom who had a knack for spotting which of his clients would go to the big leagues. And she was usually right. But I could tell something about those coincidences drove him a little crazy. That’s what killed him in the end. Not the accident—work—his obsession with being able to pick the right athlete after Mom died. He had a heart attack while driving to see an important client. I kind of saw it coming. He was on edge after Mom died, flying off the handle without much provocation. I wish I’d said something about the way he was acting when I had the chance. But I didn’t. In a way, I guess that’s my fault too … It’s complicated.
“Never in your father’s life was silence an answer.”
Right. I almost forgot the question.
I clasp my hands behind my neck and squeeze. “He’d probably ask something obvious like, ‘What did you learn from your last mistake?’”
“And?”
“I need more height, like you said. I’m coming in short and fast.”
“Then take it up. Girls don’t like a guy that comes too fast. Take it up, then slow it down, but speed it up. Control is the name of the game.”
“Sounds like a personal problem, Chip.”
“If you don’t believe me you can always ask Iris. Inquiring minds want to know.”
“Idiotic minds want to know. Maybe you should take it up with Amy.”
“No can do, brother. I already know the answer to that question, and I value my life.”
“You mean your sex life.”
“Potato. Po-tah-toe.”
I flip him off and walk back to my starting position.

Copyright © 2018 by Demetra Brodsky

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What Others Are Saying About Dive Smack

"A tense psychological drama with a voice that pulls you in and a twist you won't see coming, Dive Smack is an instant Hitchcockian classic!" —Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten

"A twisty, witty thriller readers will love puzzling through to the very end. A visceral, delightful debut." —Carrie Mesrobian, author of William C. Morris award finalist Sex & Violence

"This riveting debut will plunge readers into an accelerating coil of twists and turns as if in free fall, plummeting them from a precipice as they cling to the dwindling hope of safe entry into the mysterious darkness below." —S.A. Bodeen, author of The Compound

"Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving, with a tense psychological mystery." —Booklist

"In an impressive debut, Brodsky injects her teen drama with ambiguity, and a subtle hint of paranormal phenomena, leaving readers to guess at what’s really going on. Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner." —Publishers Weekly

"A taut thriller with a twist ending that will blow your mind." —Kim LiggettBram Stoker Award-Winning Author of The Last Harvest

"Complex, thrilling, and with a pitch-perfect narrative voice, Dive Smack will leave you on the edge of your seat and unable to put this one down." —C. Desir, author of Bleed Like Me

"Heartbreaking, human and heroic, Dive Smack is a Perfect 10!" —Karen LaFace, 1992 USA Olympic Springboard Diver

“A taut roller coaster of a thriller chock full of dark family secrets, twisty lies, and finally, the redeeming power of truth.” —Michelle Zink, author of This Wicked Game

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**About the Author**
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Demetra Brodsky is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned writer. She has a B.F.A. from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design and lives in Southern California with her family of four and two lovable rescue dogs where she is always trying to make more time for the beach. Dive Smack is dedicated to Pumpkin, the monarch butterfly she once saved from the brink of death. Once you read the book, you'll understand why.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Tattered by Devney Perry


Today, we celebrate the release of Tattered, the first title in the Lark Cove series, by Devney Perry. This can be read as a standalone. Yes! Get a sneak peek into this new contemporary romance! Check it out and grab your copy now!!!


Genre:
Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
Lark Cove, #1
Publish Date:
June 19, 2018

Synopsis:
Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour.

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.


But for their daughter.




      

*Excerpt*
Thea and I had agreed on just one night. One incredible night. The next morning, we’d walked away from each other with no strings attached. She’d gone back to her life. I’d gone back to my hectic work and social schedule, just glad that I’d had the chance to meet her.
What I hadn’t expected was for Thea to pop into my thoughts so often after that night. I’d think of her smile whenever I was at a hotel bar. I’d think of her laugh when I was at a boring fundraiser. I’d think of her whenever I saw a woman with long, sleek dark hair.
After months of her on my mind, I’d finally given in. I’d gone back to the bar to see her one more time.
Except she’d been gone.
With my child.

I’d waited too long.



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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!

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