Leopard Moon: Book Blast & Guest Post


To help spread the word about the fact that Jeanette Battista's LEOPARD MOON, the first book in the Moon series, is available for free at Amazon for the Kindle until the end of the month we've invited the author to the blog to share a guest post about her experience writing the book.

The Moon series consists of four books - LEOPARD MOON, JACKAL MOON, HYENA MOON and HUNTER MOON - and is a series author Melissa Marr says, "... is filled with action and romance, shape shifters and strong heroines."

To check out all the books in the series on Goodreads, CLICK HERE.

The guest post follows below, but first here's some information about the awesome book and author and places you can find them both online!

About the Book



Title: LEOPARD MOON (Moon Series #1)
Author: Jeanette Battista
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release date: March 7, 2012
Pages: 204
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

***Kindle format free at Amazon - HERE***

How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?

A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom.

When the moon rises, the hunt is on….

About the Author



Dimitri Williams Photography
Source: Author's website

Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings—since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times—she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.

When she’s not writing or working, Jeanette spends time with family, hikes, reads, makes decadent brownies, buys killer boots, and plays Pocket Frogs. She wishes there were more hours in the day so she could actually do more of these things. She lives with her daughter and their ancient, ill-tempered cat in North Carolina.



I'll be honest--I wasn't planning to write a book like Leopard Moon. I had an entirely different story in my head at the time, but it just wasn't coming into clear focus. That's the funny way writing works though: there I am, sitting at a red light on my way to meet my friends for a birthday martini and pedicure, listening to Florence + the Machine and WHAM! The song Howl comes on and this whole lovely scene just starts unfolding in my head. There was Kess, running through the woods, ripping off of her clothes as she triggered a change into a black leopard. And there was Cormac, standing in a different part of the woods being beaten mercilessly by the villain. I didn't know Sek was going to turn out to be Kess' brother, but I did know who he was as a character and what he wanted.

It was truly a gift: the entire final fight scene just unspooled itself along with the song lyrics. Each beat of the song matched a key point in the fight. The more I listened, the more I realized that the lyrics could apply to all of the characters in the main triangle at some point in the story I suddenly wanted to tell. And I wanted that story to be more than just boy meeting girl--I wanted that story to be about girl saving boy, but more importantly about girl saving herself. The song Howl gave me Kess first and Sekhmet second, so a lot of what I tried to do with them was to show them as two halves of a whole, two sides of a coin. Howl, at least to me, wasn't a love song at all--it was a song about possession and obsession and all of those things that show up in our animal drives that we'd like to forget exists.

So when I began to craft Kess and Sek, Howl played on a continuous loop. And though the song speaks of wolves, I knew these two had to be cats. Wolves have a more social nature and are more easily understood by us--I think it comes from them being a a precursor to our beloved dogs. Cats are an unknown quantity, strange and separate, even if they choose to share space with us. I wanted real darkness there, not just a brief bit of danger that would be easily resolved. Obsession and mental illness gave Sek that scariness, but also--I hope--a bit of sympathy. He really does love his sister and wants what is best for her and his clan. I never intended to excuse his behavior, but I did want to try and understand it.

Just like the song made me understand that narrator of that story. I can only hope I did half so well.

Meet the characters


To meet Kess, Cormac and Sek in this first book in the Moon series, head over to Amazon to download the Kindle eBook for free until January 31st.

It can be found HERE!

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Tour Announcement: The Immortal Circus Blog Tour


Hello again everyone! No, this is not a déjà vu. We are thrilled to be able to announce the tour for THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS by A.R. Kahler, which has heretofore only been available as a serial eBook release.

Its official publication day for the completed novel in both print and Kindle format is January 29th - this Tuesday! And we are hosting this more traditional two-week tour to celebrate its release.

The tour will run for two weeks - February 11th -15th and February 18th -22nd. There will be one stop per day and the tour will consist of reviews, guest posts and interviews.

The bloggers who are chosen as hosts will be required to come up with guest post topics and interview questions upon being chosen for the tour.

There will also be a giveaway shared across all stops. Details on the giveaway 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 CLOSED.

***Sign-ups will be open until February 1st.***

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

We are so excited to be able to put together this tour for THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS! This book is awesome - even though waiting between episodes for each installment has been torturous to say the least.

We hope you'll sign up to be a part of this amazing book's tour. If you'd like to know more, just read the description below or check out a few of the stops on the 10-week tour which is going on now!

The Book on Tour



Title: THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS
Author: A.R. Kahler
Pub. Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: 47North
Find it: Amazon, Goodreads
Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can't quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.

Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.

The show's just beginning.

Step right up…
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Trailer Reveal: The Watcher by Lisa Voisin


Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce a Trailer Reveal we're doing for Lisa Voisin's soon-to-be published THE WATCHER.

THE WATCHER will be releasing on March 4th and we're going to be revealing the trailer on February 4th - one month to the day before its release.

In addition to the trailer reveal, there is also a short excerpt of THE WATCHER that will be included in the post for those who just can't wait until March to find out more about this awesome book.

To be a part of this reveal you do NOT need to be signed up as a host with Rockstar Book Tours. EVERYONE is welcome to sign up and to help spread the word!

If you can't post the reveal on February 4th it's okay to post it a little later that week. We're just so excited about this book - check out the description below and you'll see why - and we would love to get the word out.

We're making the reveal easy. We'll provide the cover image, the blurb, the author photo and bio, excerpt and links, along with a link to the video and the embed code sized to fit most blogs. There also may be a giveaway with the reveal and so we'll be sure to include the Rafflecopter information if one is included.

Additionally, we'll attach any graphics separately for those who can't grab them out of the Word document and we'll send a coded (for Blogger blogs) post for those who only want to be able to add their own touches instead of formatting from scratch.

Everything for the posts will be sent out to those who sign up on Sunday, February 3rd.

But if you'd like it a little bit earlier - on Saturday the 2nd - or if sign-ups have closed and you would still like to participate, just email us!

***Sign-ups will be open through February 2nd.***



About the Book

Title: THE WATCHER
Author: Lisa Voisin
Pub. Date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing
Pages: 508
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.
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Leopard Moon Book Blast + Guest Post Sign-ups



Hey everyone! We are totally stoked to announce a Book Blast we're doing for Jeanette Battista's LEOPARD MOON, the first book in her Moon series.

We know this is super fast, but we're looking to have the blast go out on Monday, January 28th to take advantage of the fact that until the end of the month, LEOPARD MOON will be free at Amazon for the Kindle.

If you'd still love to participate but won't be able to get your post up on Monday, posting a little bit late will be fine, too. We're just trying to spread the word about this awesome first book in a series that Melissa Marr says is "... filled with action and romance, shape shifters and strong heroines"

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 reveal will be super simple. We will provide the cover, the blurb, the guest post and all the links in a Word document.

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

We will send everything you need for your posts on Sunday. If you'd like it a little bit earlier or if sign-ups have closed and you would still like to participate, just email us!

***Sign-ups will be open through January 26th.***

SIGN UP HERE CLOSED

LEOPARD MOON is the first book in Jeanette Battista's Moon series. If you'd like to check it and the other books in the series - JACKAL MOON, HYENA MOON, and HUNTER MOON - out on Goodreads, CLICK HERE.

About the Book

Title: LEOPARD MOON (Moon Series, Book One)
Author: Jeanette Battista
Pub. Date: March 7, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 204
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?

A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom.

When the moon rises, the hunt is on…
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Tour Announcement: Moonset by Scott Tracey



Hey everyone! We are so unbelievably thrilled to announce this new tour for Rockstar Book Tours which will be coming in March!

The book on tour is the very amazing MOONSET by Scott Tracey. It is the first book in the author's new series The Legacy of Moonset.

The tour will begin prior to MOONSET's release and will run for three weeks - March 25th through April 14th 2013. There will be one stop per day - though we may consider doubling up on a few days during the tour - and will consist of reviews, guest posts and interviews.

The bloggers who are chosen as hosts will be required to come up with guest post topics and interview questions by the beginning of February.

There will also be a book giveaway shared across all stops for five copies of MOONSET sent from the publisher. (US only.)

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 CLOSED.

***Sign-ups will be open until January 28th.***

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

MOONSET is the first book in author Scott Tracey's exciting new series The Legacy of Moonset. With a release date slated for April 8, 2013 this tour will be an awesome chance to get an early peek at this amazing book!

About the Book

Title: MOONSET (The Legacy of Moonset #1)
Author: Scott Tracey
Pub. Date: April 8, 2013
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 408
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
Justin Daggett, his trouble-making sister, and their three orphan-witch friends have gotten themselves kicked out of high school. Again. Now they’ve ended up in Carrow Mills, New York, the town where their parents—members of the terrorist witch organization known as Moonset—began their evil experiments with the dark arts one generation ago.

When the siblings are accused of unleashing black magic on the town, Justin fights to prove their innocence. But tracking down the true culprit leads him to a terrifying discovery about Moonset’s past . . . and its deadly future.
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Cover Reveals: Cryptid Tales - Reveal, Capture, Settle

Cover Reveals



Hey everyone! We're super excited to not only be hosts for these reveals, but to be participating in the reveals for author Brina Courtney's newly designed covers for REVEAL and CAPTURE - books one and two in her Cryptid Tales!

AND to be able to reveal the cover for the upcoming third book in her series, SETTLE.

All three covers are below, along with their descriptions and places to find them online. The first book in the series, REVEAL, is FREE in eBook format right now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble if you want to check it out.

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Reveal (Cryptid Tales #1) 



REVEAL (Cryptid Tales One) by Brina Courtney

About Reveal


Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don't know exist. Of a race of beings that aren't real, or are they?

Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she's had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she's just starting to find a normalcy in her life.

But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?

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Capture (Cryptid Tales #2)



CAPTURE (Cryptid Tales Two) by Brina Courtney
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble (eBook only $2.99!)

About Capture


One thing is for sure, Shay is in for the fight of her life.

Shay is finally learning who she is, and who it is she will become. But for now escaping the clutches of the evil Malsumis will have to be enough. Or is it?

In CAPTURE, Shay embraces other cryptids in order to defeat their common enemy. She is willing to die trying to save her father and the love of her life, Hugh. But can Hugh, her cryptid mate, protect her from the evil Malsumis? Or will she fall victim to his horrible plans?

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Settle (Cryptid Tales #3)



CAPTURE (Cryptid Tales Two) by Brina Courtney
Goodreads | (Releasing Late January/Early February 2013)

About Settle


Betrayal leaves nasty scars. A soul departs. Love must conquer all, or be lost forever.

Shay's life has once again fallen into mystery as she discovers her father's whereabouts. On a mission to locate him and bring him home she learns more about who to trust than she thought possible. Her group of cryptids will be forced to rise again and defeat their common enemy, but they will also discover another hidden threat.

As thier queen, Shay's discoveries in SETTLE, the final installment of the Cryptid Tales series, will shake the cryptid world forever.

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Author Brina Courtney


About Brina


Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach.

She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

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So now that you've seen them, what do you think?

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Tour Schedule: Override Blog Tour


Hey everyone! We are thrilled to announce the tour schedule and hosts for Heather Anastasiu's OVERRIDE Blog Tour.

The response was amazing - you guys rock! - and while it was quite the challenge deciding on the hosts, we think we found an awesome group of blogger participants.

The tour runs from February 4th to the 8th and the 11th to the 15th and will consist of guest posts, reviews and author and character interviews.

There is also a giveaway shared across all stops consisting of three prize packs which will include signed finished copies of GLITCH and OVERRIDE. (US/Canada.)

So be sure to check out the tour next month for a chance to win and to learn more about the author, her characters, her books and what the bloggers think about OVERRIDE.

And now for your hosts....

The Tour Hosts


Week One

Feb. 4th - Burning Impossibly Bright - Guest Post
Feb. 5th - Shortie Says - Interview
Feb. 6th - Bengal Reads - Review
Feb. 7th - WinterHaven Books - Character POV - Adrien
Feb. 8th - The Girl in a Cafe - Interview

Week Two

Feb. 11th - Paranormal Reads - Review
Feb. 12th - Books of Amber - Guest Post
Feb. 13th - Paulette's Papers - Review
Feb. 14th - The Book Belles - Guest Post
Feb. 15th - IB Book Blogging - Interview

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We are so excited for this sequel's upcoming release on February 12th, 2013! And as there is just over a month until its release there is plenty of time to devour GLITCH if you haven't already!

Author Heather Anastasiu is so incredibly awesome and we're super excited to be able to host this tour for her upcoming sequel, OVERRIDE!

The Book on Tour


About the Book

Title: OVERRIDE (Glitch #2)
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Pub. Date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
Zoe is free. She has escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is far from safe.

Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien, who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all, as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.

Full of high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Heather Anastasiu's Override is an exciting continuation of this popular young adult trilogy.
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Triple Cover Reveal Sign Ups!!!!!

Hey everyone! We're so excited to be able to announce that we're hosting a triple cover reveal for author Brina Courtney!

Brina has had the covers for her Cryptid Tales redesigned and we will also be revealing the third never seen before cover! The reveal will run on Thursday, January 10th midnight EST and you can start posting your reveal posts after that time and anytime that day Thursday.

When you sign up for this reveal the post will be easy. We will have the covers, blurbs, and all the links you need formatted into a word doc. so all you will need to do is post it!

Click the sign up below if you'd like to sign up for the reveal.

***Sign-ups will be open until January 9th.***


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 are OPEN.

Here's some information about the books!

About the Books

Title: Reveal (Cryptid Tales #2)
Author: Brina Courtney
Pub. Date: March 27, 2012
Pages: 218
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don't know exist. Of a race of beings that aren't real, or are they? Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she's had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she's just starting to find a normalcy in her life. But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?

Title: Capture (Cryptid Tales #2)
Author: Brina Courtney
Pub Date: April 11, 2012
Pages: 156
Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads

One thing is for sure, Shay is in for the fight of her life. Shay is finally learning who she is, and who it is she will become. But for now escaping the clutches of the evil Malsumis will have to be enough. Or is it? In Capture Shay embraces other cryptids in order to defeat their common enemy. She is willing to die trying to save her father and the love of her life, Hugh. But can Hugh, her cryptid mate, protect her from the evil Malsumis? Or will she fall victim to his horrible plans?

Settle(Cryptid Tales #3)
Final description tbd

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