17.11.17

#COVERREVEAL: RIGHT KISS, WRONG GUY by Natalie Decker

   
Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

Right Kiss. Wrong Guy. (Offsides #2) by Natalie Decker

presented by Swoon Romance!
Be on the lookout for this upcoming title!
 

What do you think of the cover?

     
 

RIGHT KISS, WRONG GUY

Author: Natalie Decker
Series: Offsides #2
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: January 23, 2018

Summary
You'd think a girl with the most romantic name in the world would have her pick of boyfriends.

But Valentine's Day sucks when you're single. Just ask Juliet Valentine, whose last name happens to also be the name of the most dreaded made-up holiday ever.

A romantic at heart, this year is especially hard on Juliet. Her sister, Layla, is in a new relationship, her mom's match-making business is doing great, and her school's new fundraiser is "Love-Grams."

Juliet's miserable, a little jealous, and lonely.

Quarterback Jared Black is the most popular guy in school. A star athlete, Jared tops the most-eligible bachelor list year after year. But to Juliet Valentine, he's all but invisible. She isn't impressed.

Jared's never had to work hard to get the attention of a girl before. Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and he's determined to ask Juliet out. After all, if Tyler can win over Layla, Jared ought to have a shot with Layla's sister.

Unlike Tyler and Layla, charm, flattery and good looks won't work on Juliet. So with the V-Day dance coming up, Jared uses the school’s Love-Grams to let Juliet know how he feels. Should be simple enough, right?

Wrong. Each attempt ends up either in the trash or thrown in someone's face. Juliet won't play his game.

Now, without a date to the dance Jared realizes it’s going to take a Hail Mary to win the girl of his dreams.
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Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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16.11.17

#REVIEW: I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin

I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU

Authors: Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Series: N/A
Source: Finished Copy via Publisher
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Summary:
Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
Sincerely,
Ava Helmer
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)

We're still in the same room, you weirdo.
Stop crying.
G

So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and decided to review it. This in no way affects my opinion of the book.


I enjoyed this one but like other books in this format (using letters or texts to tell the story), I dislike that you miss out on seeing the main conflict. It really takes away from the story for me and almost feels lazy because we don't know the "truth" behind what happened to understand where each character is coming from and why they are angry. That really takes away from my reading enjoyment. However, I liked the characters and the expose of first year university life so I would recommend this if you're transitioning from high school to university and are nervous about doing so.

14.11.17

#Interview: Michele Bacon, author of LIFE BEFORE and ANTIPODES

Hey guys! Today I have a very special post for you so you can learn more about

LIFE BEFORE by Michele Bacon!

I have an interview with the author where you can learn about her writing process and her second book ANTIPODES that releases in 2018! First, let's learn about her books...


LIFE BEFORE

Author: Michele Bacon
Series: N/A
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: June 7, 2016

Summary:
Seventeen years is a long time to keep secrets, so Xander Fife is very good at it: everyone believes he has a normal family. If he can just get through this summer, he'll start his real life in college with a clean slate--no risk, no drama, no fear.

Xander’s summer plans include pick-up soccer, regular hijinks with friends, an epic road trip, and—quite possibly— the company of his ideal girlfriend, the amazing Gretchen Taylor.

Instead of kicking off what had promised to be an amazing summer, however, graduation day brings terror. His family's secrets are thrust out into the open, forcing Xander to confront his greatest fear. Or run from it.

Armed with a fake ID, cash, and a knife, Xander skips town and assumes a new identity. In danger hundreds of miles from home, one thing is clear: Xander's real life is already in progress and just getting through it isn't enough. 
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What is the best part about being an author?

Michele Bacon: Talking to readers is my jam. Becoming an author gave me access to schools, libraries, and bookstores. I often couple author talks with writing workshops, because many writers love to talk shop. Hearing people's stories and helping them find their voices has enriched my life immeasurably.


What are the hardest scenes for you to write?

MB: I find visual scenes very difficult. In LIFE BEFORE, chapter 34 is very physical and visual, and I struggled with it a lot. I always have an idea of how everything looks, and must focus on showing it to readers.

13.11.17

#BlogTour: WEIRDO ACADEMY SERIES by Charles Curtis // #GuestPost + #Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for the

WEIRDO ACADEMY SERIES by Charles Curtis!

I have a Guest Post for you today as well as a giveaway for an Amazon Echo Dot! All of that can be seen below, but first let's learn more about the books in this series...

ACCIDENTAL QUARTERBACK

Author: Charles Curtis
Series: Weirdo Academy #1
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books
Publication Date: November 7, 2017

Summary:
Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, dreams of playing football. But his dreams are thwarted by his lack of athleticism and overall lanky build. Like any kid with a dream, Alex tries out anyway, just in case. If nothing else, maybe he can win the role of water boy. So when Alex suddenly manifests superhuman powers during football tryouts, Alex can’t believe his good luck. He’s got game! But his new abilities can get him kicked off the team; unless Alex can keep it a secret long enough to find out how the heck he got this way. Enter Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Now, Alex isn’t the only one at school with a secret. Except, the boys have caught the attention of some pretty nefarious adults, intent on making sure neither Alex nor Dex make it through the season.The only thing stranger than Alexander Graham Ptuiac, accidental quarterback, is the shocking truth about himself and his parents. When truth is stranger than fiction and adults are out to get you, there’s only one thing to do. Play ball!
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