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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Timeless: This or That with DREW!!!

This is an amazing series! I hope you all have read it or put it at the top of your to-read list. 🙂 I’m so excited to host the super cute main guy character, Drew Carmichael, for a little This or That interview. Here’s what he had to say.

This or That with Drew Carmichael

Me: Steak or Salad?
Drew: Steak, no question. Cooked medium.

Beach or Mountain?
Mountain, because there’s skiing. The harder the slope, the better.

SUV or Motorcycle?
Depends on the SUV. If it’s a cool one, then SUV. If it’s a soccer mom one, then
motorcycle.

Dance or Concert?
Assuming the concert is for a band I like, then concert, no contest. Just don’t drag me to
a Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, or whatever concert that girls like going to.

NYC or LA?
NYC = easily the best city in America.

Cake or Pie?
I rarely eat either, but I guess pie.

Past or Present?
Present. Because then there’s more control over the future.

Lizzie or Chelsea?
Do you really need to ask?

Thank you, Kathryn, for having me on Clean Teen Fiction for the Timeless blog tour!

Thanks Drew!!

The 1st two books in the series, Remembrance and Vengeance, are on sale for $0.99 on Kindle Amazon. Click the covers below to go to the link on Amazon.

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MY REVIEWS:
Remembrance (book 1)
Vengeance (book 2)
Timeless (book 3)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michelle Madow was inspired to write Remembrance after seeing Taylor Swift’s “Love
Story” music video while a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The song and
video gave her the story idea about a high school girl reincarnated from Regency Era,
England. She handed in the first chapter as a homework assignment for class, and when
her teacher and classmates wanted her to continue writing, she decided to go for it. By
the end of the school year, her first novel was completed!

Michelle graduated from the Park School of Baltimore in 2005, where she always took
two English classes each semester. She graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum
laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Rollins she was a member of the National
Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the International English Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta.

She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

Michelle lives in Florida, where she is hard at work writing more novels for young adults.

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GIVEAWAY!!!
Michelle Madow, the author, is hosting this giveaway. Thanks Michelle!
In celebration of the Timeless Blog Tour, she is giving away a Deluxe Transcend Time Prize
Pack! This includes:
• A signed paperback of Remembrance
• A signed paperback of Vengeance
• A signed paperback of Timeless
• A gold Venetian mask
This giveaway is International.

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Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Possession by Elana Johnson

I am happy to be a part of the AToMR Blog Tour for Possession and Surrender today! I’ll be reviewing Possession (book 1). Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Click HERE to see the tour page.

Title: Possession
Author: Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 416
Series: Possession #1
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them…starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous–everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

My Thoughts:
Oh wow this book was wonderful!!! I loved it and can’t wait to get my hands on Surrender (book 2).

The premise to Possession reminded me of Matched by Ally Condie. It turned out that Possession was very different from Matched, the similarity was the dystopian world which a lot of books have these days.

Violet, Vi for short, was an amazing character, very strong and defiant. At first it was hard to relate to her desire for rule breaking because I’m the opposite of a rule breaker, but as the story went along I understood her more and loved her for her “bad” ways. Jag was funny, confident, and a fellow rule breaker. They made a great team.

There were twists and turns throughout that made me scream and squeal. You know it’s a great read when your emotions are front and center, ready to laugh or yell. The ending was maddening! I’m so glad the 2nd book is already out so I don’t have to wait to see what happens next. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a great romance with an exciting plot in a dystopian world.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

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Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( kissing, lying together to keep warm and sleep, girl in towel in front of boy, kiss on neck, girl’s hand in boy’s back pant’s pocket )
Language: mild/moderate ( d***-29, h***-31, a**-1, bloody-1, sh**-1 )
Violence: mild ( injuries, blood, fights )

I received the book from Elana Johnson. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

Other Books By Elana Johnson  (Click cover to view on Amazon)

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Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson

 I am so happy to be a part of The Reluctant Bachelorette Blog Tour today! I LOVED this book!!! CLICK HERE to buy the ebook on Amazon on sale for $.99 throughout the tour. CLICK HERE to visit the Tour Page with I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. I am so happy that she’s hosting blog tours now! I love the books she tours.

Title: The Reluctant Bachelorette
Author: Rachael Anderson
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 300
Series: none
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it’s up to the viewers–not her–to decide which bachelors stay or go.

Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke’s an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she’s up to, it means revenge.

But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

My Thoughts:
Wow I loved this book!! It was the cutest sweetest romance!!! If a clean romance is something you’re interested in (you’re reading my blog so it probably is) then this is the book for you.

Let’s start with the unique story line of the romance. Taycee (I love that name by the way) was twenty-four and an owner of a florist shop in the small Colorado town she grew up in. Luke was her older brothers best friend and her friend too. He left for college when she was 14, and she never seemed to get over her huge crush on the guy. I loved that! How many of us had huge crushes on guys 3 or 4 years older than us when we were 14? I know I did. I didn’t continue the crush after they left high school though, but I wasn’t best friends with the guys like Taycee was with Luke. I just loved how I could really relate to the memories of her youth emotions. So it’s been 10 years since Luke left, and now he’s back in town! Dun dun dun. Hahaha I loved it. I’m sorry if this review is full of giddy-ness. 🙂

The story also revolved around the fact her town was trying to save their farmers. The farmers in their town were losing profit and needed a way to raise money to change their farming methods. The Bachelorette show was a way to earn money for the farmers so there are a lot of emotions Taycee deals with throughout the show. She had a lot of pressure on her for different reasons which I think really added to the depth of the story.

All I can say is I loved this book! I recommend The Reluctant Bachelorette to anyone who loves a unique, beautiful, squeal worthy romance.

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Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

I received the book from Kathy with I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Blog Tours. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction

About the Author:

Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She’s the mother of four, can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating. 

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Blog Tour: Interview and Giveaway: Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut


THIS IS BOOK 2 IN THE SERIES.
Book 1: Griffin Rising ( My Review )
Book 2: Griffin’s Fire ( My Review )

For centuries, there have been rumors about a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors and their apprentices clandestinely serve as guardians for humans in danger.

Forced to become mortal, ex-teen angel Griffin has been banished from the Terrae Angeli. Struggling to adjust, he enrolls in the heaven-and-hell known as high school. In spite of his friends’ support, Centennial High proves to be a battleground, complete with a malicious math teacher.

And to make matters worse, his Mentor, Basil, has been ordered to take on a new apprentice, the gifted and egotistical seventeen-year-old Sergei, whose covert attacks make Griffin’s home life as bleak as a Siberian winter.

Caught between school, Sergei, and a desperate secret, Griffin is certain of one thing: the only way to fight a Cold War is with Fire.

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About you as an author:
Tell us about writing Griffin’s story?
As I have mentioned before, I had never written a thing until I wrote Griffin Rising. The idea simply slammed into my head one day: a coming-of-age story about an apprentice guardian angel and his stalwart mentor. I wrote book one in about four months, and then, re-wrote it about 30 times until I felt like it was ready to be pitched to editors. I learned so much about the craft of writing during those revisions.

Why is Griffin’s story so appealing?
Beside a character you cannot help cheering for, I think the book’s appeal comes from the relationship between Griffin and his mentor, Basil. The father-and-son/master-and-apprentice relationship is rich with great storytelling, addressing the Big Questions of life. I think too many YA novels leave out positive male adult figures, and boys need them. Now, more than ever.

About you as a person:
What books have most influenced your life?
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. All hail the Great One!

What are you reading right now?
The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan

What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I’m such a tomboy! I enjoy running, mountain biking, hiking, mountaineering, and skiing (downhill and cross country). I live in Colorado, after all.

Thank you for the interview Darby and AToMR Blog Tours!

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Blog Tour with Excerpt: Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut

Book 1: Griffin Rising ( My Review )
Book 2: Griffin’s Fire ( My Review )

For centuries, rumors have abounded of a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger.But for one young angel-in-training, Griffin, life is hell as a cruel master makes his apprenticeship a nightmare. On the verge of failing, a new mentor, Basil, enters his life and changes it forever.Taking on the identity of father and son, Griffin and Basil forge a special bond where honesty and trust go hand in hand to secure Griffin’s destiny as a Terrae Angeli. Griffin’s belief in himself and the love of a mortal girl are the perfect combination in overcoming the darkest days of his life. But will it be enough for him to succeed?For Griffin, it’s time to angel up.

I’m happy to be a part of the Griffin Rising blog tour today! The link to my review is above. I really enjoyed this book. Here’s an excerpt:

The desk chair squealed as Griffin rocked back and forth. He sighed, and then leaned over
and snatched a scrap of paper out of the trashcan. Folding it into a compact triangle, he balanced
it on one corner and aimed, punting his paper football with a flick of his fingers. It sailed across
the room, straight toward the fireplace, bursting into flames before landing on the logs.

“No Elements in the house,” murmured Basil, engrossed in his book. He turned another
page and settled more comfortably, hooking a leg over the arm of the old sofa. After a while, the
silence made him look up. He studied Griffin’s face. What is he fretting about now? I swear, the
lad’s going to be the first Terra Angelus in existence with an ulcer.

“Basil?”

“Fin.”

“What happens? When an angel becomes mortal? I mean, does it … hurt?”

The Mentor’s heart twisted. “Yes. Yes, it’s quite painful.” Please don’t ask me anymore.

“Where would I go? To live?” Griffin toyed with a glass paperweight, spinning it around on
the worn surface. “I guess I’d have to get a job. Or go to school or something.”

Basil put down his book. “Thinking about the Proelium?”

Griffin shrugged. “Sixteen in two months, you know.”

“First of all, you’re acting as if you’ve failed already,” he said, “which isn’t going to happen.
Second, you don’t take the Proelium the instant you turn sixteen. Yours will most likely be on
or around the winter solstice. When one of the Senior Mentors is able to administer it. Third, no
matter what happens, this is your home. For as long as you wish.”

Griffin kept his eyes on the paperweight. “Promise?”

“I promise.”

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Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway: My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

Visit the Tour Site to see the other stops on the blog tour. My Boyfriend Merlin is on sale for $0.99 on Kindle!! Click the Amazon link at the end of my review to purchase.

Title: My Boyfriend Merlin
Author: Priya Ardis
Publisher: Ink Lion Books
Release Date: November 2011
Pages: 305
Series: My Merlin #1
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons…
In this modern Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she’s been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he’s woken for a purpose. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.

Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

My Thoughts:
When I read the synopsis I just had to read this book, and it was great! I love Arthurian books. Instead of focusing on Arthur this book focuses on Merlin, not an old man with a white beard but a crush-worthy 18 year old.

I was caught up in the world of Arriane, Ryan for short, from the very beginning. I loved the way the author worked in flashbacks to tell the story, instead of spewing out all the information at once. There was one flashback I was completely surprised about and squealed a little. “No way, she did?!” was what I yelled out loud. Good thing I was reading in my house and not in public. 🙂

Matt, mysterious and strong, and Vane, open and tough guy, kept the romance moving. I couldn’t really decide who I wanted to be with Ryan throughout the book. She went well with either guy for different reasons. I’m still not sure I liked the way things ended on the romance side, but we’ll see what happens in the next book.

I was completely enthralled throughout the book. The story line was exciting with great characters. I will definitely be reading book 2!

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Sexual Content: moderate ( boy and girl alone in bedroom with girl in skimpy shirt and panties, boy attacking girl grabbed her boob, kissing, very brief description of porn a guy watched, quick makeout with mention of tongue and hand up girl’s skirt on leg )
Language: mild/moderate ( a**-4, God-2, d***-3, s***-3, bast***-1, bloody-1, flipped off-1 )
Violence: moderate ( deaths, murders, fantasy creature attack, blood, injury, beheading )

I received the book from Priya Ardis for the ATOMR Blog Tour. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

About the Author
Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation in India. Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson. A hopeless romantic, she’s a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America. When not living in her characters’ world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book.

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Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Count Down to Love by Julie N. Ford

Title: Count Down to Love
Author: Julie N. Ford
Publisher: Bonneville
Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 234
Series: none
Source: author for blog tour
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Abandoned at the altar, Kelly Grace Pickens finds herself left holding not only the bouquet but also the exorbitant bill for an A-list wedding. Homeless, a once promising singing career floundering, and her life bearing an uncanny resemblance to one of her country music ballads, she reluctantly accepts a last minute offer to appear on a reality TV show akin to the bachelor. Pitted against silicon-enhanced supermodels in four-inch heels, Kelly feels confident that she will be among the first would-be fiancés to be excused. Only, when the mysterious bachelor from New York City, Dillon Black, invites her to stay, Kelly finds herself thrust into the vortex of a game she doesn’t have the first idea how to play. Nursing her hopelessly broken heart while avoiding the foils of her fellow contestants, Kelly is oblivious to Dillon’s affections as she wades through hurt and betrayal to discover, in the end, that she has landed firmly on both feet.

Leaving behind Nashville’s Music Row for the majestic Grand Teton mountains, Count Down To Love takes readers on a journey from duplicity to sincerity as Kelly discovers that being true to oneself is the first step in finding happiness and everlasting love.

My Thoughts:
Wow. The beginning of this book was just tragic. Getting left at the altar?! That would be awful! So right from the start I wanted to see things turn out for Kelly. I wanted her to have a happy ending.

I normally love the love interest in stories, but I wasn’t so sure about this guy. I liked him then I hated him. I guess I just don’t like the setup of The Bachelor TV series which this book was similar to. I don’t like watching or reading about a guy who kisses and checks out a bunch of women at the same time. It’s just weird and makes the guy a player. Even with that strike against Dillon I still found myself liking him at times. I mainly just wanted Kelly happy.

This book took me on a fun roller coaster ride of emotions. I really enjoyed traveling to the different places the contestants got to travel to. That was fun. If you love The Bachelor/The Bachelorette TV shows, I know many of you do, then you’ll love this book. I couldn’t put this book down! It was an entertaining read.

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Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( talk, kissing, skimpy clothing, necking, asleep together- no sex )
Language: none
Violence: none

I received the book from Julie N. Ford. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction

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Author Bio:
Julie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English Literature from San Diego State University. In addition, she earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has worked in teaching, childbirth education and family therapy. Besides writing, she spends many hours working along side her husband at their UPS Store franchise, but hopes to re-enter the Social Work field someday.

She is the author of three women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married (March 2011) and No Holly for Christmas (November 2011), published by Whiskey Creek Press. The third, Count Down to Love (July 2011), published by Bonneville Books.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one very feisty fish.

Social Networking:

Grand Prize Giveaway:
As part of the tour, Julie is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of a hard copy of Count Down to Love, a CD of the band Due West, and a copy of the single, “Who I Am”, which Julie and Due West wrote and recorded specifically for the book. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Visit the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

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Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway: Choosing Charity by Terri Ferran

Title: Choosing Charity
Author: Terri Ferran
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 208
Series: Faith, Hope, and Charity #3
Source: The Book Bug Blog Tour
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

With a new job, a husband she adores, and a life full of friends, Kit’s life seems pretty much perfect—well, aside from the fact that her husband is in school and way too busy for Kit’s liking. And of course she’s still dealing with the fall-out from her adoptive parents’ divorce.

But when Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, she’s not sure how to react. What good could possibly come from getting to know someone who left you in a dumpster to die?

Exquisitely written and full of heart, Choosing Charity is a can’t-miss read that’s sure to remind you why Christlike love is the greatest virtue of all.

My Thoughts:
Note: This book would be considered Christian fiction, specifically LDS fiction (Latter-day Saints/ Mormons). It wasn’t “preachy.” It mentioned prayer and asking God for help and guidance which for me is normal and every day.

This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I didn’t read the first two books, but now I’d like to go back and read those. I think it would have enhanced my reading of Choosing Charity because of the attachment I would have felt for all the characters, but it wasn’t necessary.

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a beautiful story. I loved the main character, Kit, from the beginning. She was easy to connect with. Kit had just graduated from college and had been married a few months. She had a new job and was learning to balance married life. I think the feelings Kit had relating to her parents’ divorce were very realistic. She had a lot of ups and downs with all the different story lines going on. I loved all that was happening in the book. At first I had a hard time remember who all the side characters were, but I soon had it figured out and loved all the side stories. Charity and Lily were my favorite side characters.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, clean, entertaining contemporary. Read below to find out about the giveaway, other blog tour stops, launch party, and more!

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Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

I received the book from The Book Bug Blog Tour. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction

Giveaway Info:
As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. Click HERE to visit the tour page for the full tour schedule. The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

Launch Party Info:
The official launch party for Choosing Charity will be held on August 11th from 3-7 PM at Seagull Book in The District in South Jordan. Terri will be joined by three other authors: Diony George and Carla Kelly. Prizes and refreshments will be offered so come join the fun!

Other Books in Series:

Finding Faith and Having Hope

Author Bio:

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn’t have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time. She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life. Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).

Social Networking Links:
Website: http://www.terriferran.com/

Tour Page:
http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/p/choosing-charity-blog-tour.html

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fall For You by Cecilia Gray

I am pleased to be a part of Cecilia Gray’s Fall For You Blog Tour, an AToMR blog tour. I’ve already reviewed this amazing book. Click HERE to read my review!

Today I get to feature a fictional Twitter post between two main characters in the book. Enjoy!

Ellie

The Jane Austen Academy picks up on the first day of school,but rumors of the dreaded Mrs.
Berg (Bergie) taking over the reigns and making the school co-ed have been buzzing all summer,
especially because this means the girls now have to give up private rooms and have roommates
to make rooms for the guys.

Lizzie (FALL FOR YOU) and Ellie (SO INTO YOU) have been best friends at The Jane Austen
Academy since the first day of freshman year, and spend the summers in their home towns
wishing they could be together.

This is how I imagine them tweeting about it.

Lizzie (@L0isLane) and Ellie (@SurferGrl)
@L0isLane: Did you see the email?? #jasta changing hands? Nightmare!
@L0isLane: omg where ru? We need to be roommates or will die!

Lizzie

@L0isLane: am going to send out the fbi. WHERERU?
@SurferGrl: sorry was #surfing.
@L0isLane: so jealous. #chicago is melty my skin off . no ocean breeze.
@SurferGrl: get on a plane to #santacruz! #santacruz > #chicago
@L0isLane: #jasta > #everywhere – until now. #bergiesux
@L0isLane: I emailed you the roomie request – sign, ok?
@L0isLane: am so pissed – this is all #BERGIE – she is evil like disney villain!
@SurferGrl: sux, but cool to room together.
@L0isLane: true! <3<3<3
@L0isLane: BERGIE is going 2 pay.
@L0isLane: am going to take her down. #lifegoal #swearzies #itison

Seriously, watch this trailer! I can’t wait to read all the other books now! This is a great series.

 

Author Bio 
Cecilia Gray lives in Oakland where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographiesin the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.

Cecilia has been praised for “instilling a warmth and weight into her characters” (Romancing The Book Reviews) and her books have been praised for being “well-written, original, realistic and witty” (Quills & Zebras Reviews).

Several of her titles – including A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door #1) and An Illicit Engagement (The Gentlemen Next Door #2) – have spent, in her view, a shocking amount of time on bestseller lists for romance, historical romance and regency romance in the US, UK, Italy and Spain.

Her latest release, FALL FOR YOU, the first in a series of young-adult contemporary Jane Austen retellings received a starred Kirkus review and was praised for being a “unique twist on a classic” and offering “a compelling action of action, drama and love.”

She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige.

Author Links
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Blog Tour: Noah Zarc

Title: Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
Author: D. Robert Pease
Publisher: Walking Stick Books
Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 320
Series: Noah Zarc #1
3 STARS: I Liked It

Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. However, the twelve-year-old time traveler soon learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is abducted and taken to thirty-first century Mars; his dad becomes stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying a newly habitable, post-apocalyptic Earth.

Traveling through time in the family’s immense spaceship, Noah, a paraplegic from birth, must somehow care for the thousands of animals on board, while finding a way to rescue his parents. Along the way, he discovers his mother and father aren’t who he thought they were, and there is strength inside him he didn’t know he had.

My Review:
This book was fun! I rarely read sci-fi or books with characters that are twelve, but I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this book.

Noah is physically a unique character because he was born without the use of his legs. He would be in a wheelchair, but since this book is set in the future he has something much cooler than that. His magchair hovers and gives him great mobility. He can also wear a kind of suit that allows him to walk and move around.

Noah is a great twelve year old kid who is an amazing pilot. He has two older siblings 14 and 16 years old who also help on the A.R.C. The A.R.C. is a gigantic space ship where all the animal pairs live. All the animals on earth had died in the future, and humans had to move to Venus or Mars. Noah and his family go back in time to rescue two of every animal species. Their goal is to eventually release the animals on earth.

A quarter of the way through the book a character named Adina enters the scene. This is where things really started picking up for me. Adina is also twelve, fun, smart, and strong. She is looking for adventure and a great friend to Noah. I felt like before Adina entered the scene Noah was lonely which wasn’t as fun to read.

I recommend this book to tweens and young teens boy or girl. Parents you should read it too because you’ll enjoy it. Get this book for your kids that want to read a futuristic adventure in space.

Happy Reading!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to see details
Sexual Content: none
Language: none
Violence: mild ( some fight scenes )

*I received a copy of Noah Zarc from the author. Thank you! I do not get paid for any of my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.*

Blog Tour Notes

Noah Zarc: Mammoth TroubleOVERVIEW
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction.
Life couldn’t be better.
But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.
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D. Robert PeaseTHE AUTHOR
D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.
Discover ways to connect with the author by visiting his site at www.drobertpease.com
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