Blog Tour- IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD by @SusanAntonyCS With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @WildRosePress

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD by Susan Antony Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: IT HAPPENED ON THUNDER ROAD

Author: Susan Antony

Pub. Date: April 12, 2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Pages: 292

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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

When Emmy Russo returns to high school in Moncks Corner, South Carolina after summer break, she discovers some changes. First: Mom has a boyfriend. Second: the cute new student, Charlie Fields, is a Rockabilly greaser with a gang who obeys his every command. Third: attractive Keir Harper wants to be more than just her best friend. And fourth: a perplexed Emmy soon finds herself drawn to two extremely different boys. How do you choose between sweet and smoldering?

Then tragedy strikes on desolate Thunder Road. Strange things start happening, with Emmy in the middle of it all. Intent on finding the truth, she must fight for her heart, her life, maybe even her soul. Because someone wants to possess all of Emmy. And they will be together, no matter what the cost. For eternity.


Excerpt

We faced each other for a beat or two. Then he placed his arm around my shoulder and took my hand in his, positioning his body a respectable distance away. We danced, slow and reserved at first, but as the singer’s wails intensified, so did Charlie’s moves. His hips swayed from side to side, and he inched closer to me, smidgen by smidgen, until his pelvis ground against my hipbones.

Our bodies melded, moving together in perfect synchronicity. Side to side. Back and forth. He moved his hand to my lower back and pulled me closer. I took in a quick, sharp breath. He

“You know, baby,” he murmured, “You and me have more than chemistry. We have fire. Not the easy kind of fire you can make from a box of matches, but the kind of fire you get when you rub two sticks together. I’m all yours if you want me.”

The world around me blurred as if I were watching it through thick lenses. I imagined Charlie’s lips against mine. I imagined him shirtless, propped above me, his triceps bulging as he slowly lowered his chest—mine rising toward his, beckoning him closer. He groaned a low animal-like sound. It drew me to him.

And I wanted him bad.

I wanted our bodies to burn in Hell together for all eternity.

What was happening? Had I lost my mind? I wasn’t ready. Was I?

No.

Spasms of panic surged from my loins to the deepest recesses in my brain. In a sharp snap, the imaginary lenses cracked, and through the broken glass was a clear image of a boy with kind eyes and a halo of yellow hair.

Keir was my angel, and I was dancing with the devil. A devil who would betray his brother. A devil who would convince me to betray him as well.

I shuddered and pressed my free hand, fiercely against his shoulder. He clutched me tighter.

“Charlie, please. We can’t do this.”

“Why not?” he demanded.

I took in a long, ragged breath. “Because I don’t want to hurt Keir. He likes me.”

He forced a laugh and loosened his grip. My hand  slipped from his, and he leaned toward me. His chin brushed against my cheek, and flesh bumps shimmied down my spine.

“That was the right answer, New Jersey,” he whispered in a throaty voice. “Welcome to the gang.”

 

 

About Susan:

Susan Antony is an IT by day, hip-shaker and writer by night, artist whenever possible, and an internet addict. She lives in the sunny south with her teenage son and two Cairn Terriers. Cherokee Summer placed first in the Missouri Romance Writers of America "Gateway to the Best" contest, was a 2019 OKRWA finalist, was a 2020 Author Shout Recommended Read, took 1st in the 2020 Write Touch Readers Award, and took the bronze metal in the 2020 Readers Favorite Contest.

It Happened on Thunder Road placed 1st in The Southeastern Writers Association 2020 Contest.

 

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Blog Tour- THE PHYSICS OF GRIEF by Mickey J. Corrigan With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @QuoScript #ThePhysicsOfGrief

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE PHYSICS OF GRIEF by Mickey J. Corrigan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: THE PHYSICS OF GRIEF

Author: Mickey J. Corrigan

Pub. Date: April 22, 2021

Publisher: QuoScript UK

Pages: 210

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

Seymour, a down-and-out former teacher and semi-alcoholic who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend, tells the story of how he lifted himself out of grief and apathy. The catalyst is a mystery man - Raymond C. Dasher - who enters Seymour's life via a chance encounter and persuades him to accept a job as a professional griever. A series of adventures follow, some macabre, some sinister, some extremely funny, as Seymour encounters an improbably diverse but highly credible set of characters united only by the fact that all are interacting in some way with death. Most complex is Milton Lasker, a former mobster whose relationship with Seymour is ambivalent, to say the least - even his overtures of help are terrifying. But then there's Yvonne, who reminds Seymour what it's like to feel alive. The Physics of Grief is a unique, quirky crime novel presenting the upside of funerals and a hopeful look at second chances - and at death.


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Excerpt:

"I hope I'm not interrupting anything," the man said. "I've seen you in here a few times this week and … if I may be frank? You look like you need something to do. It just so happens I have a bit of work that might interest you."

           

His lips smiled while his eyes stared out coldly from some unknowable interior space. In the crowded café, he was closer to me than the pandemic six-feet regulation allowed, but that didn't faze me. At this point in my life, an early visit from the grim reaper would've been welcome.

 

"Shall I tell you about the job?" he asked.

           

His solicitous demeanor gave me the kind of creeps I got around priests and undertakers. For good reason, it turned out. The man slid his business card across the stained Formica table. Raymond C. Dasher, Professional Grievers, Inc. was printed on a laminated white card with a local phone number in the same basic block font.

           

"Here's how it works," Raymond said. "My service is unique, and I have built my reputation on the promise of complete discretion. My clients come to me reluctantly when they are desperate for help, desperate enough to pay top dollar for my services. And with what do I provide them? I provide them with peace of mind at a time of utmost vulnerability. I provide them with a means of exiting the stage to a standing ovation. A way to say farewell with the kind of royal fanfare they think they deserve. Especially now that funerals are less populated. In the modern era, virus or no virus, we should give the dying whatever they desire. Don't you agree?"

 

He glanced around us at the café crowd and smiled in a patronizing way before he continued to pontificate. "In Nigeria when a relative dies you shave your head and refuse to answer the telephone. Can you imagine anyone in our society willing to make such a sacrifice? In certain Australian tribes after the death of a spouse the widow never speaks again. She uses sign language for the rest of her life. No American wife would ever consider shutting up to mourn the loss of her husband." He shook his head in disapproval. "The Canadian Ojibwa would pour ashes on their heads after a loved one died, and the men pushed knives, needles, or thorns through the skin of their chests and arms. The LoDagaa of Ghana are said to bind up the relatives of the deceased in order to restrain their grief. Many cultures once buried alive those closest to the recently departed. Women and slaves were walled up in tombs, some with a view of the church conducting the funeral. Victorians dressed in black and behaved like living monuments to the dead for years afterward."

 

The café manager wore a thick double mask. He circled, waiting to come in for the kill. He wanted his table back. When he flapped the check at me, I waved him away. "Go on," I said to Raymond.

 

About Mickey J. Corrigan:

Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan hides out in the lush ruins of South Florida to write pulp fiction, literary crime, and psychological thrillers. Her stories have been called "delightful pulp," "oh so compulsive," "dark and gritty," and "bizarre but believable."

 

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MAY TOURS: Tours from Disney, Simon Teen, Little Brown, Macmillan Kids, Bloomsbury YA, Random House Kids, & More!

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Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the late May Tours we're hosting! We have a mix of Adult, YA, MG, & Kidlit books. The genres are a mix of Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy! 

PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF COVID-19- Some of these tours are eBook only for review copies BUT, we do have a lot that will have physical copies!!! It'll say below each book whether there will be physical copies or not.

REMEMBER WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD OR $25 WORTH OF BOOKS FROM THE BOOK DEPOSITORY EACH MONTH TO ONE LUCKY BLOGGER! THE MORE TOURS YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MORE ENTRIES YOU GET!

ALL TOURS WILL HAVE A PRE-MADE HTML POST AND INSTAGRAM PICS SO ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR BLOGS OR INSTAGAM!

Check below for specifics on each tour and click on the book covers for the Goodreads links and book info.

Details on a giveaway are TK.

If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on any of these tours, please first sign up as a tour host and fill out the form below.

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 all of these tours this May! We can't wait for everyone to read them!

About the Books! 

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This Wild Rose Press YA Paranormal tour runs for two weeks from April 19th-23rd & 26th-30th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

When Emmy Russo returns to high school in Moncks Corner, South Carolina after summer break, she discovers some changes. First: Mom has a boyfriend. Second: the cute new student, Charlie Fields, is a Rockabilly greaser with a gang who obeys his every command. Third: attractive Keir Harper wants to be more than just her best friend. And fourth: a perplexed Emmy soon finds herself drawn to two extremely different boys. How do you choose between sweet and smoldering?

Then tragedy strikes on desolate Thunder Road. Strange things start happening, with Emmy in the middle of it all. Intent on finding the truth, she must fight for her heart, her life, maybe even her soul. Because someone wants to possess all of Emmy. And they will be together, no matter what the cost. For eternity.


This Disney-Hyperion YA Contemporary tour runs for one month from May 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

It's Senior Week, that magical in-between time after classes have ended but before graduation, chock-full of gimmicky theme parties, last-minute bonding, and family traditions. Olivia couldn't be more ready. Class salutatorian and confident in her future at LSU, she's poised to sail through to the next phase of her life.

But when the tiny hiccup of an unsigned off-campus P.E. form puts Olivia in danger of not graduating at all, she has one week to set things straight without tipping off her very big and very nosy extended family. Volunteering to help at a local golf tournament should do it, but since Olivia's mom equipped her phone with a tracking app, there'll be no hiding the fact that she's at the golf course instead of all the graduation parties happening at the same time. Unless, that is, she can convince the Fab Four--her ride-or-die cousins and best friends Sophie, Charlie, and Wes--to trade phones with her as they go through the motions of playing Olivia for the week.

Sure, certain members of the golf team are none too pleased with Olivia's sudden "passion" for the game. And sure, a very cute, very off-limits boy keeps popping up in Olivia's orbit. But she is focused! She has a schedule and a plan! Nothing can possibly go wrong . . . right? 



This Disney-Hyperion MG Fantasy tour runs for one month from May 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

NOTE: Willa of Dark Hollow is a stand-alone story that does not require reading any of the author's previous books.

Plunge into an exciting story of history, mystery, & magic from the best-selling author of the Serafina series. Loved by adults and young readers alike, Kirkus Reviews has awarded Dark Hollow the prestigious Kirkus Star, calling it "a captivating, stirring tale of family and friendship."

The Great Smoky Mountains. 1901. Willa and her clan are the last of the Faeran, an ancient race of forest people who have lived in the mountains for as long as the trees have grown there. But as crews of newly arrived humans start cutting down great swaths of the forest she loves, Willa is helpless to stop them. How can she fight the destroyers of the forest and their powerful machines? When Willa discovers a mysterious dark hollow filled with strange and beautiful creatures, she comes to realize that it contains a terrifying force. Is unleashing these dangerous spirits the key to stopping the loggers? Willa must find a way to save the people and animals she loves and take a stand against an all-consuming darkness that threatens to destroy her world.

For readers from 8 to 108.


This Rick Riordan Presents MG Fantasy tour runs for one month from May 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Graci Kim's thrilling debut about an adopted Korean-American girl who discovers her heritage and her magic on a perilous journey to save her witch clan family.

Riley Oh can't wait to see her sister get initiated into the Gom clan, a powerful lineage of Korean healing witches their family has belonged to for generations. Her sister, Hattie, will earn her Gi bracelet and finally be able to cast spells without adult supervision. Although Riley is desperate to follow in her sister's footsteps when she herself turns thirteen, she's a saram--a person without magic. Riley was adopted, and despite having memorized every healing spell she's ever heard, she often feels like the odd one out in her family and the gifted community.

Then Hattie gets an idea: what if the two of them could cast a spell that would allow Riley to share Hattie's magic? Their sleuthing reveals a promising incantation in the family's old spell book, and the sisters decide to perform it at Hattie's initiation ceremony. If it works, no one will ever treat Riley as an outsider again. It's a perfect plan!

Until it isn't. When the sisters attempt to violate the laws of the Godrealm, Hattie's life ends up hanging in the balance, and to save her Riley has to fulfill an impossible task: find the last fallen star. But what even is the star, and how can she find it?

As Riley embarks on her search, she finds herself meeting fantastic creatures and collaborating with her worst enemies. And when she uncovers secrets that challenge everything she has been taught to believe, Riley must decide what it means to be a witch, what it means to be family, and what it really means to belong.


This Disney-Hyperion YA Contemporary tour runs for one month from May 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, interviews, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:

An original novel inspired by the hit Disney+ series HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL THE SERIES.

Join everyone's favorite Wildcats from the Disney+ smash hit original series High school Musical: The Musical: The Series in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

On the heels of their wildly successful run of High School Musical, the gang learns of a can't-miss opportunity—a High School Musical convention in the next state. There's something for everyone: panels about mounting your next hit show, cafeteria-tray-dance workshops, Wildcat cosplay, and even a special appearance from the pooch who played Sharpay's dog (well, one of her puppies, that is).
Ready to hit the road, the crew immediately begins making plans. Nini can't wait to use the weekend to show how much she cares for Ricky (especially since they just got back together). Kourtney debates signing up for a singing workshop (especially if she's maybe, just maybe, considering auditioning for the next show), and Gina and Ashlyn decide it'll be the perfect trial run for living together (especially because Gina has never actually had a friendship last this long). Carlos can't wait to help Miss Jenn prep for the spring musical, even if Seb has to stay behind to help with the family farm. But car breakdowns, late starts, and a lost E.J. throw a wrench in their plans.

Will the East Highers get the weekend getaway of their dreams? Or will the bumps on the road get the better of them? 


This Brown Books Publishing Kidlit tour runs for one month, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, from May 1st-31st, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, interviews, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:

Do you ever feel sad, lonely, or worried? What about angry, or scared? These feelings can be hard to fell, can't they? It would be much easier to just feel happy all the time! But everyone feels these ways sometimes, and it's nothing to be scared or worried about. As long as you know helpful ways to handle your feelings, everything will be OK! And that is what Piggie Bear is for! Piggie Bear shows children everywhere just how amazing they are, each and everyone. And Piggie Bear also shows children different techniques they can use to work through emotions that are hard to feel and understand. The Power of Piggie Bear is an important emotional tool, created for young children to learn how to identify, process, and manage their own feelings in a healthy way. 


This Harlequin Special Edition Adult Contemporary Bookstagram tour runs for one week from May 3rd-9th, will have one stop a day on Instagram and consist of reviews & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:

His homecoming was temporary. Until he met the woman who changed everything.

Captain Collin Waldon is on leave from the military, tending to his ailing father in his final days. Knowing his stay in Rambling Rose will be short, Collin is not looking for romantic entanglements—especially not with Nicole Fortune, the beautiful, free-spirited executive chef of Roja Restaurant in the struggling Hotel Fortune. Yet these two unlikely lovers seem perfect for each other, until Collin’s reassignment threatens their newfound bliss…

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortune

Book 1: Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major

Book 2: Their Second-Time Valentine by Helen Lacey

Book 3: An Unexpected Father by Marie Ferrarella

Book 4: Runaway Groom by Lynne Marshall

Book 5: An Officer and a Fortune by Nina Crespo

Book 6: Cowboy in Disguise by Allison Leigh



This Random House Books for Young Readers MG Graphic Novel tour runs for two weeks from May 3rd-7th & 10th-14th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks available also the first 2 eBooks will be sent. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


Heads up, DOG MAN lovers! Watch out, readers of BAD GUYS! Robotic dog AWESOME DOG 5000 is back in another action-packed adventure with some upgrades. . .just in time to battle a new supervillain!

Time to level up the awesomeness! Ever since discovering Awesome Dog 5000, life for gamers Marty, Ralph, and Skyler has been one epic adventure! But Awesome Dog's spectacular hero work has made front page news -- and Mayor Bossypants is not happy about it. The mayor makes a plan to take down that robot dog. . . and anyone else who stands in his way. Which means Marty, Ralph, and Skyler are about to have a real-life Bossypants battle!

Attention, readers! This is a wild action-comedy told through a mix of text and black-and-white illustrations, with a mystery to solve at the end. Can you handle the awesomeness?

Want to replay the first adventure? Check out the first book: Awesome Dog 5000!



This  Disney-Hyperion MG  tour runs for two weeks from May 3rd-7th & 10th-14th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


Bernie and Jarvis dive into one mind-blowing marine mission in this action-packed sequel to The Mouse Watch! Perfect for fans of Spy School!

You've heard of the Rescue Rangers. Now meet the Mouse Watch.

Six months after being recruited to the Mouse Watch, brave mouse Bernie and shy rat Jarvis are now officially Level One agents and are getting along like cheese and crackers! They've already completed their first successful mission, and now it’s now back to basic training with the goal of moving up the ranks in the Mouse Watch.

But more pressing matters are at hand (or rather, at paw). A mysterious radio transmission reveals that the S.S. Moon, a long-lost spy vessel, may still lie hidden under the sea. Legend has it that on board the ship is an energy source called the Milk Saucer that could save—or destroy—the planet. The Mouse Watch must get to it before it falls into the claws of their evil nemesis, R.A.T.S!

Bernie and Jarvis suit up—in scuba suits, this time—for a deep-sea mission on a submarine the size of a shark snack. As they come whisker-to-whisker with hungry sea creatures, a mercenary mouse pirate, the underwater city of Catlantis, and nefarious nemeses at every turn, the pair will have to use every ounce of their bravery and ingenuity to find the Milk Saucer first—and save the world. 


This Imprint/Macmillan MG tour runs for two weeks from May 3rd-7th & 10th-14th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (all 3 books in the series) & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the books:


Brian Weisfeld, the Founder and Chief Squad Officer of The Startup Squad, an initiative dedicated to helping girls reach their potential, teams up with Fix-It Friends author Nicole C. Kear to present this middle-grade series about friendship and entrepreneurship.

Operating a lemonade stands is just the beginning for Resa, Harriet, Didi, and Amelia, as these savvy, business-minded schoolgirls learn that good business isn't just about making a profit, but about making friends. Each book features tips from the Startup Squad and an inspirational profile of a girl entrepreneur.

“The Startup Squad encourages girls to dream big, work hard, and rely on each other to make good things happen. It teaches them how to succeed--and reminds all of us that girls mean business!” --Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Parents, visit the Startup Squad website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blog with your aspiring entrepreneurs for inspiring profiles of savvy girls and advice on launching their own small business!



This Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Picture Book tour runs for one week from May 3rd-7th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


A heartwarming text honoring the ever-evolving relationship of a parent and child across time, with visually striking art by bestselling and award-winning artist Rafael López. 

Each evening when the sun has set, as nighttime casts a starry net, I'll hitch a ride on moonbeams, and meet you in your dreams.
 
This poetic and tender story celebrates the parent-and-child bond in its many forms and offers gentle assurance of love across a lifetime. Two parents' dreams of the future with their children—from early dependence for nourishment and basic needs, to the parent as home base for a child in later life—mirror an always-changing but unbreakable relationship.
 
Written in lyrical rhyme and accompanied by breathtaking art by the incomparable Rafael López, I'll Meet You in Your Dreams affirms that parental love is a constant force, transcending boundaries of space and time.


This Bloomsbury YA Mystery/Thriller tour runs for one week from May 17th-21st, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


A YA debut about a girl caught in a web of betrayal and revenge.

Phoenix and mom Nina have spent years on the road, using their charm and wits to swindle and steal to get by. Now they’ve made it to their ultimate destination, Mom’s hometown of Jasper Hollow. The plan: bring down Ellis Bowman, the man who ruined Nina’s life.

After Phoenix gets caught spying, she spins a convincing story that inadvertently gives her full access to the Bowman family. As she digs deeper into their secrets, she finds herself entrenched in the tale of a death and a disappearance that doesn’t entirely line up with what Mom has told her. Who, if anyone, is telling the whole truth?


This Wisdom Works YA Contemporary tour runs for one month from May 17th-June 11th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


Ebony, Eris, and Emani Robertson have been through so much more than most high school freshmen. When they were younger, they survived a school shooting that killed their friend and left their oldest sister unable to speak. After giving homeschooling a try, they enroll in a promising new academy, hoping for the best.The Robertsons soon discover, however, that their new classmates are anything but kind. A mysterious group of bullies known as the Dimes rules the hallways and spreads fear everywhere they go. All three sisters end up being targets of the gang and have to find a way to defend themselves.The triplets couldn’t be more different, but their loyalty to each other and to their school never fails. Along with diverse group of friends, the Robertsons do everything they can to uncover the identity of the Dimes and restore order to the school.As if their lives weren’t complicated enough, they also get sucked in to a much bigger game—discovering who was responsible for the attack on their old school. Can they bring down the Dimes and bring the murderer to justice, all while trying to make it through ninth grade?


This Page Street Kids YA Horror Bookstagram tour runs for two weeks from May 24th-28th & May 31st-June 4th, will have one stop a day on Instagram and consist of reviews & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


Debut voice Alison Ames delivers with a chilling, feminist thriller, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls and Sawkill Girls.

Moon Basin has been haunted for as long as anyone can remember. It started when an explosion in the mine killed sixteen people. The disaster made it impossible to live in town, with underground fires spewing ash into the sky. But life in New Basin is just as fraught. The ex-mining town relies on its haunted reputation to bring in tourists, but there’s more truth to the rumors than most are willing to admit, and the mine still has a hold on everyone who lives there.

Clem and Nina form a perfect loop—best friends forever, and perhaps something more. Their circle opens up for a strange girl named Lisey with a knack for training crows, and Piper, whose father is fascinated with the mine in a way that’s anything but ordinary. The people of New Basin start experiencing strange phenomena—sleepwalking, night terrors, voices that only they can hear. And no matter how many vans of ghost hunters roll through, nobody can get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Which is why the girls decide to enter the mine themselves.


This Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers YA Contemporary tour runs for two weeks from May 24th-28th & May 31st-June 4th, will have one or two stops a day on a blogs and consist of reviews, interviews, pre-made guest posts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About the book:


From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Emily and her mum were always lucky.

But Emily’s mum’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right since.

Now, the summer before her senior year, things are worse than ever – Emily has wrecked things with her boyfriend, Matt, and her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mum’s belongings away. The only person she has to talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows since she and her dad moved back to town five seconds ago.

But that’s when Emily finds the list – her mum’s senior year summer bucket list – buried in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears over losing her connection to her mum. As she starts to feel closer to her mother, so too does Emily’s bond with Blake deepen into something she wasn't expecting.

And suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.

A captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.


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Blog Tour- CURSES OF SCALE by @SD_Reeves With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CURSES OF SCALE by S.D. Reeves Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: CURSES OF SCALE

Author: S.D. Reeves

Pub. Date: November 15, 2017

Publisher: Riversong Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 297

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

Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it.

 

Curses of Scale is the 2018 First Place Winner of Red City Review's Young Adult Category, and an Official Selection of the 2018 New Apple Literary Awards. It also has the distinction of being a finalist in the following awards:

  • Chanticleer's Ozma Fantasy Award
  • Readers' Favorite General Fantasy
  • Wishing Shelf Young Adult

"★★★★ Curses of Scale is a coming of age tale with a lot to say about life and taking charge of one's destiny in the search for independence. " -Reader's Favorite

 

"★★★★★ Curses of Scale is a Pandora's box of world-building elements, and Reeves shows great skill at parceling out the pieces of lore and mystery thattoday's fantasy readers crave. Readers will be sure to enjoy this crafty, utterly transportive novel."

- Red City Review


Excerpt

 

Twin pinpricks of light blur into the marsh. Marny rubs his tired eyes, the fog always makes it hard to see anything. Though after ten years up in this tower, he didn’t need the long glass to recognise a carriage from Kimbesh.

 

“Look at my hands Cap, I can barely move em. S’like they’re covered in syrup.”

 

Ten years. Hardly how the old man thought he’d be spending his retirement; Captain of the the poorest militia in what was once the empire, and stuck in a crumbling tower listening to a new-horn whine.

 

“So damn cold, my mug is steaming, see that?”

 

“Not the only thing steaming up here, you pile of shit,” Marny growls.

 

The trim of his bluecoat dusts the stone where he spins. But there isn’t much room up on this side of the tower to pace. Two other soldiers huddle around the beacon light in the centre. Marny scowls at them, before turning back towards the countryside with a sigh. Gnarled hands work at the cold that needles his joints.

 

“Worthless bunch of cast offs,” he mumbles, and someone coughs behind him. This day has been a long one; born in the morning, and still not put to bed. And there is a creeping feeling of unease that has been with him almost all night.

 

Marny scratches his nose. Only the moon is out, its ample body becoming half-hidden by a porridge of clouds. The other lights have fully retreated - and everything else too. As if the stars might be children, caught red-handed past their bedtime. All of the toys, all of the games have been snatched away, leaving only that one forgotten lamp and the sheet they hid under.

 

The clop of boots from a heavy-set man tells him all he needs to know about who is approaching. “Gab,” he says.

 

“Don’t tell me you’re up here complaining again like an old woman?” Gabin says from the top of a ladder. Of the men here the quartermaster is the finest and most warmly dressed. His blue coat has been neatly ironed, and there are no stains on the grey wool shirt. Though the size of his girth emerging out of the trap door to the main room below, doesn’t flatter.

 

“I’ve been stuck up in this mud hole for a week shitting in my helmet,” the old man answers back, head cocked. “You can bugger it.”

 

About S.D. Reeves:

Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama. He currently resides in Switzerland with an undetermined number of cats greater than zero, and a propensity for nonsense. On those cold nights where the wind steams off snowbanks, he is known to write award-winning fantasy novels. And curse his wife's cold feet.

 

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.

2 winners will win an eBook of CURSES OF SCALE, International.


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MORE APRIL TOURS- Tours From Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, QuoScript UK, Riversong Books, & More

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Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce more April Tours we're hosting! We have a mix of YA, Aduly, & Kidlit books. The genres are a mix of Contemporary & Fantasy! 

PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF COVID-19- Some of these tours are eBook only for review copies BUT, we do have a lot that will have physical copies!!! It'll say below each book whether there will be physical copies or not.

REMEMBER WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD OR $25 WORTH OF BOOKS FROM THE BOOK DEPOSITORY EACH MONTH TO ONE LUCKY BLOGGER! THE MORE TOURS YOU SIGN UP FOR THE MORE ENTRIES YOU GET!

ALL TOURS WILL HAVE A PRE-MADE HTML POST AND INSTAGRAM PICS SO ALL YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IS COPY AND PASTE INTO YOUR BLOGS OR INSTAGAM!

Check below for specifics on each tour and click on the book covers for the Goodreads links and book info.

Details on a giveaway are TK.

If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on any of these tours, please first sign up as a tour host and fill out the form below.

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 all of these tours this April! We can't wait for everyone to read them!

About the Books! 

Click on the covers to add the books to your Goodreads lists!



This Riversong Books YA Fantasy tour runs for two weeks from April 5th-9th & 12th-16th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, pre-made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only. There is extra content for spotlight posts. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it.



This T L Mahrt Adult Contemporary tour runs for one week from April 12th-16th & 19th-23rd, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only. There is extra content for spotlight posts. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

Within the Shadows, Book Two of With Emma Series

Emma’s world is rocked as the real monster lurking in the shadows is unveiled.

Emma Andrews’ last memory of her mother is seeing her bleeding to death on the bathroom floor. Several years later, Emma is kidnapped and forced to face the same monster that killed her mother. Quickly, Emma—a daydreamer with an inventive personality—must learn to separate her fantasies from reality in order to differentiate friend or foe.

As secrets unfold and the shadows emerge, Emma wonders if she can endure reliving the trauma of her past. One thing she does know for certain—she can’t do it alone.

Will Emma escape from this monster alive? Will Chance still love her after she reveals her past? Or, will someone new teach Emma the true strength hiding within her?



This QuoScript UK Adult Contemporary tour runs for two weeks from April 19th-23rd & 26th-30th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, pre-made guest posts, & spotlights. eBooks only. There is extra content for spotlight posts. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

Seymour, a down-and-out former teacher and semi-alcoholic who is haunted by the death of his girlfriend, tells the story of how he lifted himself out of grief and apathy. The catalyst is a mystery man - Raymond C. Dasher - who enters Seymour's life via a chance encounter and persuades him to accept a job as a professional griever. A series of adventures follow, some macabre, some sinister, some extremely funny, as Seymour encounters an improbably diverse but highly credible set of characters united only by the fact that all are interacting in some way with death. Most complex is Milton Lasker, a former mobster whose relationship with Seymour is ambivalent, to say the least - even his overtures of help are terrifying. But then there's Yvonne, who reminds Seymour what it's like to feel alive. The Physics of Grief is a unique, quirky crime novel presenting the upside of funerals and a hopeful look at second chances - and at death. 



This Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Kidlit tour runs for two weeks from April 26th-30th & May 3rd-7th, will have one or two stops a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies & eBooks available. There will be images for Instagram stops.

About The Book:

From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents' closet and is inspired to get dressed. First he tries on his dad's clothes, but they don't fit well. Then he tries on his mom's clothes, and wow! The boy looks great. He looks through his mom's jewelry and makeup and tries that on, too. When he's discovered by his mother and father, the whole family (including the dog!) get in on the fun, and they all get dressed together.

This charming and humorous story was inspired by bestselling and award-winning author Peter Brown's own childhood, and highlights nontraditional gender roles and self-expression.




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