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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Illuminate (The Light Key Trilogy #3) by Tracy Clark

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ILLUMINATE-1600x2400Illuminate (The Light Key Trilogy #3)
by Tracy Clark
Release Date: 09/21/15
Entangled Teen
320 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Can one girl be the light in a world spiraling toward darkness?

Haunted by the loss of her loved ones, Cora Sandoval, one of the remaining few of an extraordinary race known as Scintilla, holds the key to disentangling the biggest conspiracy in human history…and its link to the fate of the human race. As Cora follows a trail of centuries-old clues and secrets, she collides with a truth not only shocking, but dangerous.

With enemies both known and unknown hot on her trail, Cora must locate each of the ancient clues hidden in the art, religions, and mythologies of humankind. And through it all, she must keep her heart from being torn apart by the two boys she loves most. One is Scintilla, one is Arazzi.

Save herself. Save the Scintilla. Save the world.

Or die trying…

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About Tracy Clarktracy clark
Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.

She grew up a “Valley Girl” in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She’s an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat.

Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.

Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.

Author Links:  Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook

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Enter win-  Grand Prize: 3 e‐books of the whole Light Key Trilogy. (SCINTILLATE, DEVIATE, & ILLUMINATE). As a runner‐up prize, I’ll give away a signed copy of DEVIATE & swag. And for international entrants, a $10.00 Amazon gift card.
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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

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THE-BODY-INSTITUTE-500X750The Body Institute
by Carol Riggs
Release Date: 09/01/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something. Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

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About the Authorcarol riggs

I’m a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image. I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I’m an SCBWI member.

You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head. I also enjoy reading–mostly young adult novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds.

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Review & Giveaway: Bleedovers by William Todd Rose

9781101883693_p0_v1_s260x420-225x300Published by : Hydra (May 19, 2015)
Pages: 129

A tale of bloody retribution that blurs the line between the waking world and the terrors of the night.

First in dreams, then in waking nightmares, Crossfades are bleeding into the physical world. And now it’s up to Chuck—along with his partner, a woman named Control—to put a stop to it. Because there’s no telling what might come over from the other side.

Nowhere near as enthralling or electrifying as Crossfades, yet a good read.

Chuck faces trouble through a reunion of sorts. Excitement starts and stalls. This didn’t grab my attention all the way through and the high horror element I found in Crossfades was noticeably absent. The narrative felt stagnant, felt bland. It’s almost as if the author ran out of steam creating Crossfades and Bleedovers was forced virtually an afterthought.

A good read but nothing special. Chuck is a character ultimately unlimited but here he felt caged and unexciting. Potential ignored.

All in all an ambitious attempt but falling a wee bit short. Looking forward to the next installment.

About William Todd Rose

William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying, and The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People, and the novella Apocalyptic Organ Grinder. For more information on the author, including links to bonus content, please visit him online.

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Cover Reveal: Sacrifice of Mine (Mine #4) by Janeal Falor

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by Janeal Falor
Release Date: 9/14/15

Summary from Goodreads:

After a ravaging war, Bethany and her family are forced to flee to Envado. There, women are safe from the oppressive rule of male owners. When her pursuers draw too close, Bethany stays behind to buy her sisters time to escape and she’s captured.

She’s turned over to a depraver who tarnishes her. Now bald, branded, and barren, she’s worth less than the shadow she casts. From this lowly place she leads the tarnished to overthrow the Grand Chancellor–the man behind Chardonia’s oppressive rules against women and the tarnished. If they fail to defeat him and his supporters, all will be lost.

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Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.

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Daynight (Daynight, #1) by Megan Thomason

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Oh man where do I start with this book? The first half was great and I was really engrossed with both the plot and the characters. The second half however is a whole’notha story. Everyone was incredibly fickle, with zero backbone, and the plot quickly turned convoluted and sick. Between the” daddies boys” love interests to the boy crazy storyline, this book ended up feeling like a bad Sci Fi version of Gossip Girl.

I am disappointed that the author wasn’t able to succeed after her great start and I find that I don’t care enough about what happens to read the next book, I just don’t think that I could stomach anymore of this sick and perverted storyline.


Paperback, 342 pages
Published November 12th 2012
ISBN13: 9781480226555

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 2.5/5

Prison Nation (Prison Nation, #1) by Jenni Merritt

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What a great story, but man was that ending frustrating! I was hoping it would go in a different direction but I’m still intrigued to find out what happens next. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that there were way too many coincidences for me, and it really strained the believability. I’m okay with one big coincidence as a twist, but when you scatter them around like candy it gets to be a bit too much.

I loved the concept of the prison nation, I felt that it was realistic and I really liked Millie, even if she was a bit (okay very) naive.

Overall I really enjoyed this, although I did have some issues,I still think it is worth a read. If you like YA Dystopian (and are not sick of it yet) I would recommend this book.


Paperback, 302 pages
Published December 2nd 2011 (first published December 1st 2011)
ISBN13: 9781467929288

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5

Fire Country (Country Saga #1) by David Estes

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I’m so relieved that I liked this book, the only other book that I have read from this author was The Moon Dwellers, which is a good book don’t get me wrong but I’m not sure that it was for me. When I found out about the country series I was drawn in, although hesitant as it was a sister series to the Dwellers. But the good news is I liked this book!

It took me quite a while to get into however, the first 50% of the book felt pretty slow and the dialect writing took a bit of getting used to, I also felt that there was an overwhelming abundance of similes in this book and I was not a fan of that.

Now onto what I liked:

– I enjoyed the setting of Fire Country, I’ve read a lot of Dystopians but this world was different than many others that I have visited. The imagery was so strong in this book that I needed a glass of water nearby when I read it.

– I felt that the characters were realistic and the plot kept me interested.

– Also the cover is gorgeous.

I would recommend this book if you’re looking for a fresh read.


ebook, 398 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published January 23rd 2013)
ISBN139781301505821

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5