Tour Schedule: AIR AND ASH by Alex Lidell


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the AIR AND ASH Blog Tour which begins on Monday, May 1st!

The tour runs from May 1st-5th & 8th-12th , will have two stops per day, and will consist of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for a finished copies of the book and a copy of A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J Maas, INTERNATIONAL. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

5/1/2017- Wandering Bark BooksExcerpt
5/1/2017- Twinning for BooksReview

5/2/2017- Don't Judge, Read- Interview

5/3/2017- Fiction FareReview
5/3/2017- Book Princess ReviewsReview

5/4/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
5/4/2017- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview

5/5/2017- Margie's Must ReadsReview
5/5/2017- Angelic Book ReviewsReview

Week Two

5/8/2017- BookHounds YAGuest Post
5/8/2017- Book BriefsReview

5/9/2017- A Backwards StoryInterview
5/9/2017- Mundie MomsReview

5/10/2017- Book Sniffers AnonymousExcerpt
5/10/2017- J.R.'s Book ReviewsReview

5/11/2017- Bibliobibuli YAReview
5/11/2017- BookloveReview

5/12/2017- Reese's ReviewsReview
5/12/2017-A Dream Within A DreamReview

About the Book

Title: AIR AND ASH
Author: Alex Lidell
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Pages: 284
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&N, Goodreads
Master and Commander meets Tamora Pierce in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. 

After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission—and fails.

Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over.

But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future.

AIR AND ASH is the thrilling first installment of the TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik.



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Book Blitz- AIR AND ASH by Alex Lidell


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce a Book Blitz that we're hosting for Alex Lidell's AIR AND ASH Paperback, which releases on May 2, 2017.

The blitz is scheduled for, Friday, May 5th and can go up at Midnight Eastern or any time after that on release day, and we'd love to have you take part!

If you'd love to participate but won't be able to get your post up by Midnight Eastern on Friday the 5th, posting later that day or the following day will be absolutely fine!

You do NOT need to be signed up as a host with Rockstar Book Tours to participate. EVERYONE is welcome to sign up.

The sign-up for the blitz will be super simple. We will provide the excerpt, cover, the blurb, buy and Goodreads links, Rafflecopter code, author details and links, and any other information for the post in a Word document.

And for those who don't want to do more than "tweak" their posts, we will provide a coded post for Blogger blogs that you can just add your own formatting to.

We will send everything you need for your posts by, May 3rd . But if you do sign up after the 3rd we'll send you the details out on the 4th.

***Sign-ups will be open until May 3rd at noon PST***


We both are anxiously awaiting AIR AND ASH's release on May 2nd (Jaime read and loved!) and are super excited to share the news about its release.

About the Book

Title: AIR AND ASH
Author: Alex Lidell
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Pages: 284
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&N, Goodreads
Master and Commander meets Tamora Pierce in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. 

After a lifetime of training, seventeen-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission—and fails.

Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battleworthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over.

But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future.

AIR AND ASH is the thrilling first installment of the TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik.




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Tour Schedule: UMBERLAND by Wendy Spinale


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the UMBERLAND Blog Tour which begins on Monday, May 1st!

The tour runs from May 1st-5th & 8th-12th , will have one stop per day, and will consist of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for 3 signed finished copies of the book, US Only. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

5/1/2017- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
5/2/2017- A Glass Of Wine BlogReview
5/3/2017- Margie's Must ReadsExcerpt
5/4/2017- Swoony Boys PodcastReview
5/5/2017- Brittany's Book RamblesGuest Post

Week Two

5/8/2017- BookHounds YAReview
5/9/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
5/11/2017- YA Books CentralInterview
5/12/2017- Emily Reads Everything- Review

About the Book

Title: UMBERLAND
Author: Wendy Spinale
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 288
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
What began with a reimagining of Peter Pan and Wendy now twists into a stunning version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass!

Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn't exist. With the Queen of England on her deathbed, Duchess Alyssa has stepped in to lead, but things have gotten worse as the cure Doc created for the Horologia virus has mutated, accelerating the disease. The only possible solution he can think of is to go back to the virus's origin: an extinct poisonous apple.

Legend has it a tree bearing the apple might be found at the center of a deadly labyrinth hidden deep within Germany. A place that no one in their right mind enters. Leaving Pete in charge of the survivors, Alyssa sets out with only her sword, her wits, and the help of Maddox Hadder, a wild boy who oversees the castle gardens. To get to the center of the maze, she'll be forced to battle monsters more terrifying than her darkest nightmares.

But can anyone truly survive the madness of the maze? And what if there's no apple to be found there?


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Release Day Sign Ups- WHEN PLANETS FALL Paperback by Abby J. Reed!


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce a Release Day Blitz that we're hosting for Abby J. Reed's WHEN PLANETS FALL Paperback, which releases on May 10, 2017.

The blitz is scheduled for its release date, Wednesday, May 10th and can go up at Midnight Eastern or any time after that on release day, and we'd love to have you take part!

If you'd love to participate but won't be able to get your post up by Midnight Eastern on Tuesday the 1st, posting later that day or the following day will be absolutely fine!

You do NOT need to be signed up as a host with Rockstar Book Tours to participate. EVERYONE is welcome to sign up.

The sign-up for the blitz will be super simple. We will provide the excerpt, cover, the blurb, buy and Goodreads links, Rafflecopter code, author details and links, and any other information for the post in a Word document.

And for those who don't want to do more than "tweak" their posts, we will provide a coded post for Blogger blogs that you can just add your own formatting to.

We will send everything you need for your posts by, May 8th . But if you do sign up after the 8th we'll send you the details out on the 9th.

***Sign-ups will be open until May 8th at noon PST***


We both are anxiously awaiting WHEN PLANETS FALL's release on May 10th  and are super excited to share the news about its release.

About the Book

Title: WHEN PLANETS FALL (Stars Fall Circle #1)
Author: Abby J. Reed
Pub. Date: April 12, 2017
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Pages: 420
Formats: Paperback, eBook
On a planet where the only difference between three tribes is their blood color, war is on the horizon. Breaker, an amputee, wants peace for his family and home. Malani, a kidnapped POW, wants to return home. Luka wants justice for his home. All three teens come together when Breaker is given seven days to fix a wrecked enemy starship or their home, and peace, is forfeit..

"In this richly imagined start to a new sci-fi series, Reed brings optimism to the goal of solving entrenched violence in a galaxy far, far away . . . A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war." -Kirkus Reviews




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Tour Announcement: JULIA DEFIANT by Catharine Egan


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce a tour we're hosting for JULIA DEFIANT by Catharine Egan which releases on June 13th!

The tour will run for two weeks - from June 5th-9th & 12th-16th- will have one stop per day and will consist of a mix of reviews, interviews, excerpts, and guest posts.

The bloggers who are chosen as hosts for a guest post or an interview will be required to come up with guest post topics (at least three) or interview questions (at most five). Interviews will be author or character interviews. 

Review copies will be provided by the publisher.

Details on a giveaway are TK.

If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on this tour, please first sign up as a tour host and then fill out the sign-up form HERE.

***Sign-ups open until May 2nd Noon PST***

Once the blog hosts have been chosen and the tour schedule finalized we will have a post announcing the tour.

Please note: Signing up for the tour does not guarantee you will be selected. We will reach out to all hosts that have been chosen once the sign-ups have closed.

We are totally stoked for the tour for JULIA DEFIANT this June! We can't wait for everyone to read it!

About the Book

Title: JULIA DEFIANT (Witch's Child #2)
Author: Catharine Egan
Pub. Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 464
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Amazon, B&N. TBDiBooksGoodreads
Fans of The Rose Society, Graceling, and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch's Child trilogy.

Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Hypable.com

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir's assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it's like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.

Praise for Julia Vanishes: 

Egan’s debut novel sparkles. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a page-turning experience. Publishers Weekly, starred review

Readers will find themselves immediately immersed in the narrative and invested in the fate of Julia, who is both feisty and flawed. Booklist, starred review

Julia’s a wonderful, fully realized heroine. . . . For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu’s The Rose Society, a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. Kirkus

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Tour Schedule: THE PRINCIPAL'S UNDERWEAR IS MISSING BY Holly Kowitt


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY Blog Tour which begins on Monday, April 24th!

The tour runs from April 24th-28th & May 1st-5th , will have one stop per day, and will consist of reviews & blogger guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for 3 signed finished copies of the book & swag, US Only. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

4/24/2017- So Few BooksInterview
4/25/2017- Never Too Many To ReadReview
4/26/2017- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt
4/27/2017- BookHounds YAReview
4/28/2017-Page Turners- Excerpt

Week Two

5/1/2017- BookloveReview
5/2/2017-Novel Novice- Excerpt
5/3/2017- Book Review BeccaReview
5/4/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview
5/5/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsReview

About the Book

Author: Holly Kowitt
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 224
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
When you're a sixth-grade nobody, the last person you wan to accidentally zonk with a volleyball is Sloan "Selfie" St. Clair--the eighth-grade glamour queen of the school. But that's what happens to Becca Birnbaum, and it only gets worse when she tries to do Selfie a favor. She grabs the wrong shopping bag from the principal's office -- one containing a very personal item. and even that might not be so bad, if only Selfie didn't immediately lose it.

If they don't get it back ASAP, they're toast. They try not to panic--until they hear that the Biggest Prank Ever is about to happen. Can the school's oddest couple stop the disaster of a lifetime?

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Tour Schedule: BLOOD ROAD by Amanda McCrina


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the BLOOD ROAD Blog Tour which begins on Monday, April 24th!

The tour runs from April 4th-28th & May 1st-5th, will have one or two stops per day, and will consist of reviews, interviews, excerpt, spotlights, & guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for a 1 month subscription to Owl Crate, US Only. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

4/24/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsReview
4/24/2017- Month9BooksExcerpt

4/25/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
4/25/2017- Doodle's Book ReviewsReview

4/26/2017- Don't Judge, ReadInterview
4/26/2017- Book-KeepingReview

4/27/2017- A Backwards StoryReview
4/27/2017- Hazel West's Character PurgatoryExcerpt

4/28/2017- LILbooKloversInterview
4/28/2017- Wishful EndingsReview

Week Two

5/1/2017- Exploring the Inner UniverseReview
5/1/2017- So Few BooksInterview

5/2/2017- Book Review BeccaReview
5/2/2017- Bibliobibuli YAInterview

5/3/2017- Reading for the Stars and MoonReview
5/3/2017- I am not a bookworm!Review

5/4/2017- YA and WineGuest Post
5/4/2017- Mundie MomsReview

5/5/2017- Never Too Many To ReadReview

About the Book

Title: BLOOD ROAD
Author: Amanda McCrina
Pub. Date: April 25, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 329
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD
Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.

Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire.

Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe.

Now, Torien is no longer sure where his own loyalty lies, or how far he will go to break the cycle of tyranny, political bullying, and social injustice in an empire that seals its borders in blood.



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Tour Schedule: JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY by Kim Turrisi


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY Blog Tour which begins on Monday, April 24th!

The tour runs from April 24th-28th & May 1st-5th , will have one stop per day, and will consist of reviews & blogger guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for 3 signed finished copies of the book & swag, US Only. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

4/24/2017- BookHounds YAInterview
4/25/2017- The Candid CoverReview
4/26/2017- Wandering Bark BooksGuest Post
4/27/2017- Angel ReadsReview
4/28/2017- A Gingerly ReviewExcerpt

Week Two

5/1/2017- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
5/2/2017- Margie's Must ReadsGuest Post
5/3/2017- The Bookworm CentralReview
5/4/2017- Literary Meanderings Interview
5/5/2017- Just CommonlyReview

About the Book

Title: JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY
Author: Kim Turrisi
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Pages: 256
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
It's just a normal Tuesday for sixteen-year-old Kai, until suddenly it's anything but. She's received a letter from her beloved older sister, Jen, a letter that begins, My very bestest sister, Kai, if you are reading this, I am already gone. From that moment on, Kai's life will never be the same, as she is forced to deal with the shock and horror of losing Jen to suicide.

Consumed with grief, Kai looks for answers, lashes out at people who love her and eventually turns to excessive drinking and drugs, all with disastrous results and no relief from her suffering. Struggling with their own sorrow, Kai's parents realize she needs more help than they can give, and they enroll her in the Tree House, a "grief camp" for children. Though reluctant to go, once she's there, Kai finally finds others who truly understand her loss. No longer alone, she's able to begin dealing with her pain. And to see light at the end of the dark tunnel.

Kim Turrisi's beautiful, wrenching young-adult novel sheds a much-needed light on the subjects of mental illness and suicide. Using the unique idea of a grief camp, Turrisi lays out a process for healing and moving forward for readers who have been touched by loss. But this book's appeal reaches beyond that. With combined elements of tragedy and romance, compellingly told in Kai's authentic voice, this ultimately hopeful story will be an unputdownable read for any teen.


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Tour Schedule: COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the schedule for the COLD SUMMER Blog Tour which begins on Monday, April 24th!

The tour runs from April 4th-28th & May 1st-5th, will have one stop per day, and will consist of reviews, interviews, excerpt, spotlights, & guest posts!

There is also a tour-wide giveaway for a  2 finished copies if the book and 5 ARC's, International.. So be sure to stop by any or all of the stops for a chance to win.

But until then, here are your hosts.

The Tour Hosts

Week One

4/24/2017- Brittany's Book RamblesInterview
4/25/2017- Just CommonlyReview
4/26/2017- Literary MeanderingsGuest Post
4/27/2017- Stories & SweetiesReview
4/28/2017- Adventures of a Book JunkieInterview

Week Two

5/1/2017- Novel Novice - Review
5/2/2017- Fiction FareGuest Post
5/3/2017- Pretty Deadly ReviewsReview
5/4/2017- YA Books CentralInterview
5/5/2017- Owl Always Be ReadingReview

About the Book

Title: COLD SUMMER
Author: Gwen Cole
Pub. Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Pages: 256
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Today, he’s a high school dropout with no future.
Tomorrow, he’s a soldier in World War II.

Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.

When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him. Harper reminds him of the person he was before the PTSD, which helps anchor him to the present. With practice, maybe Kale could remain in the present permanently and never step foot on a battlefield again. Maybe he can have the normal life he craves.


But then Harper finds Kale’s name in a historical article—and he’s listed as a casualty of the war. Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. Otherwise, he’ll be killed in a time where he doesn’t belong by a bullet that was never meant for him. 
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