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ASHES by M.K. Harkins Tour and Giveaway

27 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am happy to be hosting a spot on the ASHES by M.K. Harkins Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: ASHES (Modern-Day Fairy Tale #1)

Author: M.K. Harkins

Pub. Date: June 1, 2022

Publisher: M.K. Harkins

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 303

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!

Not your typical Cinderella story…

If she thought college applications were complicated, just wait until she catches feelings for the newest celebrity in town.

Ashley Adams doesn’t have time for haters. Already too busy dealing with dead bodies after her stepmother purchased a mortuary, she is ready to put the lid on her judgmental peers and finally bury her high school experience. But her focus is shattered when a charming pop-star-turned-student needs her help evading his crazed fans.

The last place heartthrob Harry James wants to be is back in school. Sentenced to finish his senior year after a case of accidental arson, the singer longs to return to the stage. But he never expected to meet a girl who could see through the fame to the real person inside.

Surprised by the chemistry between them, Ashley is shocked when Harry gives her the cold shoulder. But with his publicist forbidding him from dating her, Harry must choose between fame or love.

Can Ashley and Harry survive the turmoil threatening to tear them apart?

Ashes is a fun and snarky standalone YA romance. If you like captivating characters, emotional twists and turns, Fairies and Cinderella retellings, then you’ll adore MK Harkins’ fast-paced tale.

*Recommended for readers 13+ (Some mild swearing and off-page violence)

Reviews:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “I’m no stranger to retellings of fairytales so my expectations were high. The story is beautifully written with a fresh and modern take on the characters, whilst retaining the true essence of the story.”  Goodreads Reviewer
 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A delightful mix of finding love in the modern world, with a bit of Fairytale magic mixed in. I thought the novel was beautifully written. There really weren’t any plot holes that led to confusion. The elements of a Cinderella retelling were masterfully placed, but not necessarily made the center of the story.”  Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a great read! Everything about this book made me want to keep reading! From the great characters, great story line and a Cinderella twist!” NetGalley Reviewer 

 

 

 

About M.K. Harkins:

MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she’d like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance – eFestival of Words- August 2014)

Unintentional, Breaking Braydon, Taking Tiffany and The Reader soon followed. MK’s newest, Famous by Default, an Amazon Bestseller, was released March 2017. The follow-up to The Reader, The Jack, published 2018. Next up- A series of modern-day fairy tales. We’ll start with a Cinderella story: Ashes

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Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of ASHES, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

6/2/2022

BookHounds YA

Guest Post/IG Post

6/3/2022

Cherie Colyer

Guest Post

6/4/2022

Jenguerdy

IG Post

Week Two:

6/5/2022

BETTER_0FF_READ

IG & TikTok Post

6/6/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

6/7/2022

YABooksCentral

Guest Post

6/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

6/9/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

6/10/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Review/IG Post

6/11/2022

Living in a Bookworld

Excerpt

Week Three:

6/12/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

Review/IG Post

6/13/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post

6/15/2022

@My.Bookish.Mind

IG Review

6/16/2022

@travelersguidetobooks

IG Review

6/17/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/18/2022

100 Pages A Day

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

6/19/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post

6/20/2022

@meetcuteromancebooks

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight

6/22/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post

6/24/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

Week Five:

6/26/2022

Emmiepooh2

Review/IG Post

6/27/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/28/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

6/29/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

6/30/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

Review/IG Post


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VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE by Sam Beck Tour

26 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE  by Sam Beck Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE

Author: Sam Beck, Rebecca Taylor (Editor)

Pub. Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: Wonderbound

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 256

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, TBD, Bookshop.org

FACE THE MAGIC

THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE OF MAGIC HAS TAKEN ITS FIRST PRISONER.

Held captive by the leaders of a dangerous new movement, Neitya is forced to face a darker side of her abilities that threaten to tear her away from Fife, her only true friend. The only way back to one another may be to follow their destinies down divergent paths and discover what it means to face their worst fears alone. 

Book 2 of the three-book original graphic novel fantasy series!

Reviews:

“Verse’s rich drawings and colours beautifully illustrate a complicated, engaging fantasy world filled with sympathetic characters. I can’t wait to learn more about them as their journey continues!” — Faith Erin Hicks ― “The Nameless City” – Comics Creator, Writer, Artist

“An intricately woven tale of magic and mystery, Sam Beck has written and illustrated an unforgettable story.” — Victoria Ying ― Illustrator – “Diana Princess of the Amazons,” “I Kissed Alice,” and more!

“VERSE is an intricately woven story of magic, mystery and unforgettable characters with lushly illustrated worlds. You’ll want more and more.” — Victoria Ying ― Illustrator – “Diana Princess of the Amazons,” “I Kissed Alice,” and more!

“Verse is the sort of book you spend hours pouring over, even after the first read. Every single page is a visual delight – I lingered on every panel and relished every page-turn. Sam expertly crafts a sprawling world full of gripping characters and thrilling stakes that transported me to another dimension– it’s the kind of book I would have devoured as a teenager, and certainly still love now.” — Hannah Templer ― Artist – “Cosmoknights”

FOR DOWNLOADABLE DIGITAL ITEMS (Bookmarks, Digital Wallpapers, and Poster), please click on this link: https://www.readwonderbound.com/books/verse-book-1/

To see and hear Sam talk about VERSE, click on the YouTube link below for her Zoom chat at the 2021 US Book Show, entitled: MAGIC IS REAL: https://youtu.be/6kJ_1k–KDs

 

 

About Sam Beck:

Sam Beck is a writer and illustrator living in Toronto. She likes to explore themes of identity and relationships through the lens of fantasy. Sam has done work with Dark Horse, Vault Comics, and BOOM! Studios. When she’s not drawing, find her admiring the forests of northern Ontario or playing the ocarina and guitar.

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Verse Website | Website | Twitter | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon

 



Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of VERSE BOOK 2: THE SECOND GATE, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/13/2022

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

6/14/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Guest Post/IG Post

6/15/2022

BookHounds YA

Guest Post/IG Post

6/16/2022

Ya Books Central

Guest Post

6/17/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

6/18/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

Week Two:

6/19/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/20/2022

Read With Serena

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

Living in a Bookworld

Guest Post

6/22/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight

6/23/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review/IG Post

6/24/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

@thechattybookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

Week Three:

6/26/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/27/2022

Eli to the nth

Review/IG Post

6/28/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/29/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

Review/IG Post

6/30/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review/IG Post

7/1/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

7/2/2022

A Backwards Story

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

7/3/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

7/4/2022

modefii

Review/IG Post

7/5/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

Review/IG Post

7/6/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

7/7/2022

onemused

IG Post

7/8/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post


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THE INDIGO by Heather Siegel Tour and Giveaway

23 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is today’s spot on the THE INDIGO by Heather Siegel Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

 

About The Book:

Title: THE INDIGO

Author: Heather Siegel

Pub. Date: June 1, 2022

Publisher: Stone Tiger Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 250

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited membership!

Whatever you do – stay connected

Jett Hart, a 16-year-old girl from New Jersey, refuses to accept the diagnosis that her mother is brain-dead. Yes, Mom’s long-comatose body seems like an empty shell. But there was that split-second, weird time Jett swears she lifted out from her own body and travelled to an indigo-colored, starry space, where she felt Mom’s presence.  

Now, as Jett’s caretaking Aunt threatens to pull Mom’s life support, Jett must find this mysterious indigo place again and return her mother to her body before it’s too late. The bad news is that only her schoolmate Farold — who may or may not give off a more-than-friends vibe — believes she can do this. The good news is that he’s an amateur quantum physicist in training and has some ideas about how to help Jett get back “up there.” 

Even if Jett manages to find Mom in the “indigo,” can she bring her back to her body? While also staying connected to her own “empty shell” below? And, what if . . . someone is trying to stop her?

A teen thriller offering astral projection cosmology, life cords, parallel universes, and wormholes, THE INDIGO is a wild trip through one person’s consciousness “above,” her interconnected reality “below,” and the psychological and potentially fatal dangers of being disconnected from both.

Reviews:

“Out of this world! A fast-paced magical trip across the stars, Jett and Farold will whisk you away to The Indigo in search of answers and leave you gasping for air time and time again. Siegel creates a world you both fear and long for. A must read for fans of Flatliners and Stranger Things. – Rajdeep Paulus, award-winning author of the SWIMMING THROUGH CLOUDS TRILOGY

 “The thing with The Indigo is the writing. It’s subtle, sweet and doesn’t skirt around the subjects of grief and loss. It’s not afraid to talk about a struggling family, emotionally, financially, and with each other’s relationships. What Siegel has created here is a beautiful book, filled with believable and relatable characters who have real feelings…. Siegel has written a triumph.”- Sally Altass,REEDSY 
 
“Wow! It has been a while since I have enjoyed a book as much as I relished The Indigo. The concepts are wonderfully fresh and unique and Heather Siegel is a remarkable writer. If you swap dreams for astral projection and throw in a tad of fantasy and a bit more drama, then this book would be like the movie Inception, but for young adults. It is an amazing book and well written. I think it could be made into a phenomenal film or even a series of films. I was blown away and reading it has converted me into a huge fan. There are a lot more enthralling elements in the plot that I can’t give away. This is an author to look out for.”– Michaela Gordoni, READERS’ FAVORITE 
 
“A fascinating story involving portals, quantum physics, multiverses, and astral projection, The Indigo is bound to entice fans of the paranormal genre. Author Heather Siegel tells a moving tale about a tenacious teenager who refuses to let go of her mother and gives her all to bring her mother back to life. The plot takes unexpected twists and turns that you never see coming. Jett is a likable protagonist you find easy to root for. Her devotion to her mother is not only admirable but also very relatable. I especially enjoyed her burgeoning romance with Farold, and it was one of my favorite aspects of the book. Recommended to young adult readers who love fantasy or paranormal stories.”– Pikasho Deka, READERS’ FAVORITE

 

 

About Heather Siegel:

Heather Siegel is the author of THE KING & THE QUIRKY, and OUT FROM THE UNDERWORLD. She teaches academic and creative writing, holds an MFA from The New School University, and lives with her family in Southern Florida.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE INDIGO, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/20/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt/IG Post

6/20/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt

6/21/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

6/21/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt/IG Post

6/22/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Excerpt/IG Post

6/22/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

6/23/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

6/23/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/24/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

6/24/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Post

Week Two:

6/27/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Post

6/27/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/28/2022

modefii

IG Review

6/28/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

6/29/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

IG Review

6/29/2022

Living in a Bookworld

Review/IG Post

6/30/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

6/30/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

7/1/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

7/1/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post


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HARLEY JAMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN KINGS by Leah Cupps Tour and Giveaway

23 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HARLEY JAMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN KINGS by Leah Cupps Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: HARLEY JAMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN KINGS (Harley James Adventures 1)

Author: Leah Cupps

Pub. Date: May 11, 2022

Publisher: Vision Forty

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 172

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NTBD, Bookshop.org

Read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!

Will Harley Find the Missing Mayan Statue & Save the World?

Amateur cryptologist Harley James has just landed in the sticky jungle of Tikal, Guatemala—home to the famous Mayan ruins. She’s made a few friends, a few mistakes…and a ground-breaking discovery.

The legendary statue of the long-lost Mayan King.

Just as she is about to impress her father with her discovery, the statue is stolen. Right from her own room!

And what’s worse? The legend says if the statues of the three kings are reunited, they’ll bring back an army from the dead to rule the world.

Follow along with Harley as she tracks down the missing Mayan statue, solves a few riddles and stumbles upon a secret society that will change her life forever!

 

Book Trailer:


 

About Leah Cupps:

Leah Cupps is an author, designer and entrepreneur. She came up with the idea for Harley James with her oldest daughter Savannah. Savannah had taken an interest in Mayan history and so the two of them worked together to come up with the idea for the first Harley James book; the Mystery of the Mayan Kings.

Leah lives in Indiana with her husband and three children. She is also the cofound of Vision Forty Press, a small family owned publishing company.

 

Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of HARLEY JAMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MAYAN KINGS, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/13/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

6/13/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

6/14/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt/IG Post

6/14/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt/IG Post

6/15/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt

6/15/2022

Jenguerdy

IG Post

6/16/2022

CherieColyer

Excerpt/IG Post

6/16/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/17/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

6/17/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

Week Two:

6/20/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/20/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

IG Review

6/21/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/22/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

Review/IG Post

6/22/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

6/23/2022

Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

M reads often

IG Review

6/24/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

6/24/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review


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RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS by Jenny Elder Moke Tour and Giveaway

17 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS by Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS (Samantha Knox #2)

Author: Jenny Elder Moke

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 320

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Samantha Knox is back for another adventure in this 1920s female-driven mystery-adventure series!

Sam Knox’s second adventure takes her to the island of Crete, just off the coast of Greece, where she discovers the ancient Snake Goddess’s golden girdle in the depths of a cave shrine that has been buried for decades. After having been belittled by her archaeology professor throughout her first college semester, Sam knows this triumph will prove her worth in the field, but before she can take credit for the find, the girdle is stolen and the island is hit with a series of earthquakes that don’t feel quite geological.

Soon Sam, Bennett and Jo are embroiled in a wild hunt―one that takes them to tiny island shops, a glamorous auction party and a near fiery death―to find the girdle before someone can use it to raise an ancient goddess from her slumber. The final battle features gryphons, a labyrinth, the minotaur of legend and lots of snakes. Lots.

Reviews:

“Another action-packed, romance and mythology filled mystery…Themes of wealth, power, and chauvinism are skillfully woven throughout the story while readers are provided with a cast of characters they will easily find themselves rooting for!”―School Library Connection

“Billed as the heir apparent to Indiana Jones, Samantha is a witty and wise adventurer, and it feels as though Moke is building towards an eventual greater purpose for her heroine.”―Booklist

“Jenny Elder Moke has done it again! Witty banter, ancient mysteries, thrilling action, and a mix of clever and dubious characters will keep you up all night in book two of the Samantha Knox series. A fantastic adventure!”―Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of Lies Like Wildfire

“Sam’s response to misogyny and classism propels the book’s action but also, in the deft hands of the author, provides readers with insights into the complexities of identity, self-awareness, and right action. While never becoming preachy, the book also thoughtfully explores issues related to the ethics of the acquisition and ownership of antiquities…Another satisfying supernatural adventure featuring an intrepid solver of puzzles.”―Kirkus Reviews

“Ahead of her time and a force to be reckoned with, Samantha Knox is the female Indiana Jones we’ve long been waiting for! You haven’t lived until you’ve read a Samantha Knox novel.”―Jen Calonita, New York Times best-selling author of the A Twisted Tale series

 


 

 

About  Jenny Elder Moke:

Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. Her debut novel, Hood, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Mayor’s Book Club selection, and received critical acclaim.

When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two children.

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub



Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

6/2/2022

@simplybeccamee

IG Review

6/3/2022

Just Another Teen Reading Books

Review/IG Post

6/4/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

6/5/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

6/6/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/7/2022

Book-Keeping

Review/IG Post

6/8/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/9/2022

Lisa Loves Literature

Review/IG Post

6/10/2022

@wraithreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

6/11/2022

DB’S Guide to the Galaxy

Review

Week Three:

6/12/2022

@drewsim12

IG Review/TikTiok Review

6/13/2022

Read With Serena

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

@ReadsReaders

YouTube Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/15/2022

Star-Crossed Book Blog

Review/IG Post

6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/17/2022

Fire and Ice

Review/IG Post

6/18/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

6/19/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/20/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

IG Post Review

6/22/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

Emmiepooh2

IG Review

6/24/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Five:

6/26/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

6/27/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/28/2022

BookBriefs

Review/IG Post

6/29/2022

Library of Alexandria Archives

Review/IG Post

6/30/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post


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THE HISTORY OF US by Jennifer Bardsley Tour and Giveaway

17 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE HISTORY OF US by Jennifer Bardsley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE HISTORY OF US

Author: Jennifer Bardsley

Pub. Date: July 12, 2022

Publisher: Montlake

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 317

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

From Sweet Bliss author Jennifer Bardsley comes a poignant romance about a small-town crime that throws together ex–high school sweethearts who have never quite gotten over their past.

Andrea Wint’s life in the small town of Port Inez, Washington, is a simple one. She works, enjoys the gorgeous view from her bay window, and visits her dad at the memory-care facility. Her father is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, but Andrea brings in one coin from his valuable collection every day—little bits of precious metals that seem to bring him back to himself, even if just for a few moments.

So when Andrea’s house is burgled and the coins disappear, she’s bereft.

To track down the culprit, she turns to Dustin Karlsson, who just happens to be her former high school sweetheart. Years ago, they broke each other’s hearts, and some wounds are slow to heal. But Dustin feels indebted to the ailing Tom Wint and wants to help.

What’s more, Dustin has a personal stake in finding the perpetrator. In fact, he suspects the thief could be his own brother-in-law, a gambler and a drunk who skipped town, leaving Dustin’s sister and two young nieces behind.

As Dustin and Andrea travel the Pacific Northwest in an effort to recover the missing coins, old feelings rekindle. Maybe their happily ever after can still be minted.

 

Advanced Praise:

“Jennifer’s story peels back layer after layer until Dustin and Andrea get down to what really matters—what they feel down deep in their hearts. A lovely story of finding love, healing old hurts, and working together toward a lovely future together.” —Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Riverbend Reunion

“Equal turns thoughtful and sweet, The History of Us is a darling read. Dustin and Andrea shine as a couple, and Port Inez is the type of small-town that will draw you in like you are a member of the Karlsson family.” —Addie Woolridge, author of The Checklist

“Jennifer Bardsley delivers a beautifully written story of love, family, and second chances. You will experience all the feels as the hero and heroine navigate their way toward happily ever after. The characters were written with such authenticity that you will feel as if you know them personally. I enjoyed the love and devotion both main characters showed for their families. Bardsley skillfully handled the delicate subject of Alzheimer’s disease with grace and care, weaving it into the storyline flawlessly. These two characters truly went on a journey that led them back to each other. —Joy Avery, author of Something So Sweet

“Gripping and emotional, The History of Us is a beautiful story of what it truly means to love someone. Bardsley weaves a captivating tale of the complicated but powerful nature of family bonds, taking readers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest with two broken people looking to recover something lost—and along the way, rediscovering their enduring love for each other.” —Elissa Grossell Dickey, author of The Speed of Light and Iris in the Dark

“Jennifer Bardsley’s love stories are exactly what we need right now—books with hope, family, and characters that feel like home!” —Brooke Burroughs, author of The Marriage Code and The Name Curse

 

 

About Jennifer Bardsley:

Jennifer Bardsley believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and two children. Jennifer’s “I Brake for Moms” column has appeared in The Everett Herald every week since 2012. She also writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance under the pen name Louise Cypress. When she’s not writing books, or camping with her Girl Scout troop, you can find Jennifer walking from her house to the beach every chance she gets.

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Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE HISTORY OF US, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

BookHounds

Interview/IG Post

6/2/2022

Jenguerdy

IG Post

6/3/2022

BETTER_0FF_READ

IG Post/TikTok Post

6/4/2022

pickagoodbook

Guest Post/IG Post

Week Two:

6/5/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

6/6/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/7/2022

SJ_Bookshelf

IG Review

6/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

6/9/2022

Viviana MacKade

Guest Post

6/10/2022

M reads often

IG Review

6/11/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

Week Three:

6/12/2022

onemused

IG Post

6/13/2022

@kristens.reading.nook

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review/IG Post

6/15/2022

@thechattybookworm

Tik Tok Review/IG Post

6/16/2022

LatestBookCrush

Excerpt/IG Post

6/17/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/18/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

IG Review

Week Four:

6/19/2022

Emmiepooh2

Review/IG Post

6/20/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/21/2022

@My.Bookish.Mind

IG Review

6/22/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/24/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

Week Five:

6/26/2022

onemoreexclamation

Review/IG Post

6/27/2022

Lychburg Reasd

Review/IG Post

6/28/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review/IG Post

6/29/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Excerpt/IG Post

6/30/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post


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THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER by Tasha Madison Tour

14 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER by Tasha Madison Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER (The Pen Thief Series #2)

Author: Tasha Madison

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Author Academy Elite

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 232

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Chosen to Protect. Destined to Defend.

Arnie Schmidt has survived high school bullying and crushing heartbreak. Now, he must confront his deepest fear … the truth about his mysterious powers that may change his life and future forever.

Meanwhile, brutal forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on destroying him. To defeat them, Arnie must find the strength to trust himself and those closest to him while undertaking a desperate quest to distinguish fact from fiction.

Deep in the archives of the Fellowship of Guardians-where long-awaited answers slumber-Arnie gains the insight he needs to navigate the unknown. But, the improbable thrusts him into a labyrinth of secrets, unexpected adventures, and a fight to escape an imminent danger. As his world shatters, he must delve into the depths of his power and encourage the abilities of others if he is going to conquer old wounds long enough to survive.

Can Arnie embrace his destiny before ancient shadows ruin the promise of a hidden prophecy?


Haven’t started the PEN THIEF Series yet? Grab Book 1, The Pen Thief and the Orbit of Uncertainty now!

 

 

About Tasha Madison:

TASHA MADISON is an award-winning author, speaker, and coach who helps those overwhelmed by life’s challenges, disappointments, and traumas to harness their strengths so they can gain clarity on how to conquer their fears, achieve their goals, and live their best life. In the past twenty years, she has helped countless people to become the hero of their own lives with customized programming tailored to maximize transformational results.

Some Professional Accomplishments:​

  • CEO of Hero Academy, LLC
  • Creator of the Hero Blueprint©
  • Earned a Juris Doctor in Business Law, an MBA, and a BA in Communication
  • Earned a Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar
  • Published Global Award-winning Author
  • Editing Ninja
  • International Speaker on Leadership, Mindset, Personal Growth, and Authorship
  • Selected by Yahoo! Finance as one of the Top 5 Female Mindset Coaches Transforming Lives in 2021

 

WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER & a swag box, US Only.

1 winner will receive an eBook of THE PEN THIEF AND THE CHAMBER OF POWER & a digital swag box, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/6/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt 1/IG Post

6/6/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt 2/IG Post

6/7/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt 3/IG Post

6/7/2022

Ya Books Central

Excerpt 4

6/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt 5

6/8/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt 6

6/9/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt 7

6/9/2022

Jenguerdy

IG Spotlight

6/10/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/10/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Spotlight

Week Two:

6/13/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/13/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/15/2022

Living in a Bookworld

IG Review

6/15/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review/IG Post

6/16/2022

popthebutterfly

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

6/16/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

6/17/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

6/17/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review


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BEWITCHING A HIGHLANDER by Roma Cordon Tour and Giveaway

14 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is hosting a spot on the BEWITCHING A HIGHLANDER by Roma Cordon Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

About the Book:

Title: BEWITCHING A HIGHLANDER (A Scottish Highland Warriors Novel #1)

Author: Roma Cordon

Pub. Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: CamCat Books

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 368

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.com

Defying all for the love of a bewitching lass.

Breena MacRae, a healer from Skye with a touch of witchery in her blood, embarks on a dangerous search for her missing father. She arrives on the Isle of Coll, seat of the vile Campbells. There, she encounters the debonair future chief to the Dunbar Clan, Egan, who rescues her from a Campbell sentry.

Egan Dunbar is on Coll to keep the peace between the feuding Campbells and Dunbars. But when he catches Breena in a lie, he agrees to help her find her father to pay back an old debt and get to the bottom of the secrets she’s hiding.

As their attraction for each ignites like a firestorm, Breena and Egan realize a future together could trigger deadly consequences—a clan war between the Campbells and the Dunbars. Is Egan willing to betray his clan for love, even though he knows Breena is keeping secrets from him? Can Breena trust him with her family secret and put those she loves at risk? 

 

 

About Roma Cordon:

Roma Cordon was introduced to romance novels in her teenage years and instantly became a voracious reader of the genre. In the 1990s, she came to live in New York where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees. After taking a writing course at New York University with Anne Rice, she dived into the world of writing while testing the waters at public speaking at her local Toastmasters club. By day, Roma works in the finance industry; in the evenings and weekends, she is a passionate romance writer. She also writes on her blog romacordon.com.

Inspiration for Roma’s debut novel, Bewitching a Highlander came from trips to Scotland with her husband. Roma is an active member of the RWA-NYC Chapter and lives in New York with her husband where they care for two adorable furry friends adopted from local shelters. 

Sign up for Roma’s mailing list for exclusive news & updates! Scroll down to the bottom of her home page.

 

WebsiteTwitter  | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will win an ARC of BEWITCHING A HIGHLANDER, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/23/2022

Viviana MacKade

Guest Post

5/24/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

5/25/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post/IG Post

5/26/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

5/27/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

5/30/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

5/31/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

6/1/2022

The Caffeinated Reader

Review/IG Post

6/2/2022

Author Z. Knight

Review/IG Post

6/3/2022

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Guest Post/IG Post

Week Three:

6/6/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

6/7/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

6/8/2022

See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post

6/9/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/10/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

Week Four:

6/13/2022

beersbooksandboos

Review/IG Post

6/14/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/15/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/16/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/17/2022

onemoreexclamation

Review/IG Post

6/18/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review


Review

Bewitching a Highlander follows one woman’s quest to find her father and to discover the secrets kept by her family. It is a mix of historical romance with light witchcraft elements. I enjoyed the mention of Manx traditions and people as well as the arc of development shown in the prejudiced beliefs of the Dunbar clan. The warring Scottish clans highlighted tensions between English, Scottish and Jacobite factions. Overall, I enjoyed both the male and female main characters as well as their interactions. I liked how Egan was willing to protect Breena and take on his own father in her defense. A tale of love, loyalty and guidance from beyond the grave.

Content and trigger warning: poisoning, mention of rape, moderate violence, death of a sibling, attempted assault, persecution of witchcraft, premarital sex, swearing.

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QUANTUM CANNIBALS by Nathan Elberg Tour and Giveaway

08 Jun, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is today’s spot on the QUANTUM CANNIBALS by Nathan Elberg Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: QUANTUM CANNIBALS (Stories from the Milky Way Book 1)

Author: Nathan Elberg

Pub. Date: August 16, 2020

Publisher: Taiku

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 487

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

In the Stone Age Arctic, Osnat, a brilliant, pregnant, quantum scientist knows where she is but she doesn’t know when. A mysterious technology has exiled her and her people across time to a frigid wasteland above the northern radiation belts. She and her husband Simon search for food, warmth, for any kind of help. They find instead a band of indigenous Tunniq who attack, rather than assist. Though she craves vengeance, Osnat realizes that the murderous savages are the help her people need to survive. The conflict between need and ideals tears at her as she learns their ways. Must Osnat become a brutal savage in order to save her people?

Quantum Cannibals weaves a series of intersecting stories that span time, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia to a Post-Modern city-state. It’s the epic story of three incarnations of two people: alternately son and mother, husband and wife, father and daughter, savage and scholar, who simply want to return to the home they were brutally evicted from. Quantum Cannibals brings together authentic cultures and history from the far reaches of the world, from the far reaches of time.

Reviews:

“Set over a large span of time: from Bronze Age Mesopotamia to a Post-Modern city-state, this debut of Nathan Elberg is a dazzling expedition into a treacherous past…Elberg’s outstanding fluency when writing in various characters’ voices, who are born in different time periods is instantly absorbing, and he is brilliant when it comes to developing the mythologies of different cultures and societies. He proficiently balances time travel and magic with precise historical research, complex plot, intricate worldbuilding, and top-of-the-line characterization.” —Prairies Book Review

“The author pulls it all together, however, in admirable fashion through solid characterization; the sweeping mix of science, mythology, history; and precise, yet metaphor-filled writing. Those willing to decipher it all will be greatly rewarded.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

 

About Nathan Elberg:

Nathan Elberg is a retired Realtor, anthropologist and recovered ex-radical. He lived & hunted with Indians and Inuit. He’s been tear-gassed, rebuilt his car’s transmission, had a bayonet in his face, and hitch-hiked across the continent.

Nathan has studied folklore, warfare, Kabbalah, primitive art and communications among other things. His essays and stories have been published in a variety of venues. Elberg studied with the late Dr. Michael Harner, a practicing shaman and recognized expert on cannibalism. Nathan’s father Yehuda Elberg was a world-renowned Yiddish author and lecturer. His mother was a poet and translator.

A descendent of the biblical King David, Nathan recently put aside his plan to rule the galaxy so he could devote more time to writing. He’s a member of the Canadian Fantasy and Science Fiction Association and is active with the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research, a think tank.

Elberg’s been married for many decades and has been blessed with children and grandchildren.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/30/2022

Viviana MacKade

Guest Post

5/30/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post/IG Post

5/31/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

5/31/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

6/1/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

6/1/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

6/2/2022

Emmiepooh2

IG Review

6/2/2022

TMBA Corbett Tries to Write

Excerpt

6/3/2022

Fyrekatz Blog

Review

6/3/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

Week Two:

6/6/2022

@just_another_mother_with_books

IG Review

6/6/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Excerpt/IG Post

6/7/2022

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

6/7/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

6/8/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/8/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

6/9/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

6/9/2022

TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

6/10/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/10/2022

Nerdophiles

Review


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HEATHEN by Natasha Alterici & Ashley A. Woods Tour and Giveaway

27 May, 2022 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Fire and Ice is hosting a spot on the HEATHEN by Natasha Alterici & Ashley A. Woods Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: HEATHEN: The Complete Series Omnibus Edition

Author: Natasha Alterici, Ashley A. Woods (Illustrations), Rachel Deering, Morgan Martinez

Pub. Date: May 17, 2022

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

WOMAN. WARRIOR. VIKING. HEATHEN. OUTCAST. 

THE GODS MUST PAY…

Born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women, and exiled from her village for kissing another woman, the lesbian Viking warrior, Aydis, sets out to destroy the god-king Odin and end his oppressive reign. She is a friend to many as she is joined by mermaids, immortals, Valkyries, and the talking horse, Saga. But she is also a fearsome enemy to the demons and fantastic monsters that populate the land. 
Heathen – The Complete Series Omnibus Edition trade paperback collects the entire twelve-issue series.

Soon to be movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Red Riding Hood, & Lords of Dogtown)

Perfect for fans of Monstress, Helheim, and Northlanders.

Reviews:

“These declarations of self from women and queer characters fit so elegantly into the mythology Alterici uses to weave her tale, it reminds us that these narratives belonged there all along.”- The Mary Sue

“I want epics with female leads, and fortunately HEATHEN fulfills that desire in a big way, while also adding its own unique touch with themes that are as contemporary as they are timeless.”- Women Write About Comics

“One look at the cover and I knew this book was right up my alley. If you are into Norse mythology and aching for a lesbian angle, then this book is for you. If you want a love story that is more than a romance, a heroine that is truly honourable and fierce, then I urge you to pick this … up.”- The Lesbian Review

“Natasha Alterici’s Heathen, has single-handedly redeemed the disaster that pop culture has been making of Norse mythology. It’s a smart, funny, feminist, queer and sex-positive take on the Viking world; one with a wide cast of diverse and endearing characters. Heathen is a must-read for comics (and mythology) lovers of all sorts and those in quest of superb queer and feminist comics in particular. RATING: 10/10”Pop Matter

 

REVIEW: Graphic novels are not my typical genre,but I found Heathen easy to follow with an interesting premise and a clear story line. The Viking warrior Aydis is o a quest to conquer Odin and free an enslaved captive. Along the way she encounters all kinds of helpers and mythical Valkyrie godesses. The illustrations are detailed and readers will get swept up in the fast pace of each installment. Strong take charge females. Trigger and content warning: moderate violence, mention of witchcraft & banishment, some female nudity, lesbian relationship,kissing.

 

About Natasha Alterici:

Natasha Alterici is a writer and artist living in Tulsa, OK who has been working as a freelance artist for over ten years. Works include Heathen (Vault Comics), Dinosaur Project, Gotham Academy: Yearbook, Grayson Annual, The Lez Film Review, Mixed Signals, Lovers and Other Strangers, Transcience, and a number of others. When not drawing, she enjoys watching cooking shows with her wife and their two cats, Cheshire and Louise.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

 




About Ashley A. Woods:

Ashley A. Woods is a comic book artist, writer, & creator from Chicago known for her work on the “Niobe”, “Ladycastle” and “Tomb Raider” series. She got her start through self-publishing her action-fantasy comic series “Millennia War” which led to her career in comics and TV. After earning her degree in Film and Animation from IADT, she traveled to Kyoto, Japan where she presented her work in a gallery showcase called, “Out Of Sequence”. Recognized for her female illustrations and designs, her most prominent work is “Niobe: She is Life” with Stranger Comics.

Her latest work can be seen on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”, DC’s “Wonder Woman Black & Gold 2” and “Jupiter Invincible” with Pulitzer Prize winning author Yusef Komunyakaa which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival June 2021.

Website | Twitter | Instagram

 

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of HEATHEN, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/1/2022

Never Hollowed By The Stare

Guest Post

5/2/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

5/3/2022

Wottaread Blog

Excerpt

5/4/2022

Pages_and_Procrastinaton

Review/IG Post

5/5/2022

The Girl Who Reads

Review/IG Post

5/6/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

5/7/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

5/8/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Guest Post /IG Post

5/9/2022

See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post

5/10/2022

Celia’s Reads

Review/IG Post

5/11/2022

Emmiepooh2

IG Review

5/12/2022

Bri’s Bookish

IG Review

5/13/2022

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post/TikTok Post

5/14/2022

A Bookish Dream

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

5/15/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

5/16/2022

Fyrekatz Blog

Review

5/17/2022

BookHounds YA

Review/IG Post

5/18/2022

The Book View

Review/IG Post

5/19/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

5/20/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

5/21/2022

two points of interest

Review

Week Four:

5/22/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

5/23/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

5/24/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

IG Post

5/25/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

5/26/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

IG Review

5/27/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

5/28/2022

Lady Hawkeye

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Five:

5/29/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

5/30/2022

@thebookishfoxwitch

IG Review

5/31/2022

@drewsim12

IG Review/TikTok Post


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