Blog Tour- TREETOPS by Peter Bremer With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the TREETOPS by Peter Bremer Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:
Title: TREETOPS
Author: Peter Bremer
Pub. Date: September 18, 2020
Publisher: Peter Bremer
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 443
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

What would you do if you lost the one thing that matters the most?

Teenager Jackie Ashmore is struggling with the passing of her mother and angry over a cross-country move to Minnesota when she receives an unexpected birthday present that opens up a remarkable fantasy world where creatures from the past and the present coexist. Aided by unlikely animal allies and an aging guardian named Nimbus, Jackie embarks on a desperate rescue mission to save her little brother Dustin who has been kidnapped by a hooded rider and stolen across the clouds. Forced to grow up, Jackie must overcome her own fears and navigate a strange land as she journeys towards a confrontation with a mysterious power named Samuel Flood, who is using the boy for his own hidden purposes. With time running out and unbearable losses mounting, Jackie faces ever tougher choices that will determine not only the fate of her brother, but possibly the Earth below as well.

EXCERPT:
Chapter 9
Jackie sat hunched over in disbelief. She couldn't believe her brother was gone. For the longest time she just stared at the last place Dustin had been before he disappeared. Tears flowed down her cheeks, but it felt as if someone else were crying them. When they finally subsided, she felt empty inside. No thoughts of anger or worry stirred within her. The expected panic did not rise from her gut. She formulated no plan of action. There was nothing for her to do since she couldn’t accept that it had really happened.
"What is this," she murmured numbly, "some kind of fairy tale?”
"That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard," retorted a voice harshly.
Jackie turned around in slow motion and for a moment, saw nothing. Then she looked down. There was the creature again. It was the same strange bird that had appeared at the foot of the tree. Perhaps she hadn’t imagined it after all.
The creature was much bigger than a turkey and decidedly more plump. Blue-gray plumage covered it like a tacky carpet. Its over-sized head sported a black bill ending in a reddish sheath that tapered off unmercifully to a hooked tip. Along each side of its body was a small, useless wing that looked like it had been put there as some sort of cosmic joke. Bearing the brunt of all this absurdity were two stout yellow legs. It was, without a doubt, a dodo bird, with a few unexpected abilities; namely that it had an attitude and was speaking to her again.
"Listen, deary," the bird continued, leveling its BB-sized pupils directly at her. With every word, the ridiculous creature managed to convey a sound directly opposite to birdsong.
"I'm no Cheshire cat as you can plainly see and no Prince Charming is going to ride in on his steed to save the day. The boy is gone and if he isn't dead already, he'll soon wish he was. There is no escaping where he's been taken."
"I'm afraid Regnal's right," said a man’s voice. It sounded like the wind rattling through October leaves; tired, coming at the end of the season.. "There's nothing we can do."
As Jackie watched, his form seemed to materialize from the wispy surroundings as if it were taking shape from some greater mystery. In front of her eyes, the shifting cloud canvas became a patchwork cloak of morning glories and creeping green vines that ended in a multitude of filigree roots. These in turn disappeared into the white clouds at his feet. On his head was a crown of bristlecone-pine with one small flower, a violet, growing from his forehead through the tangle.
The only place that wasn't covered with living green growth was on his face and hands.
His skin was weathered. His fingers were knotted and bark-like and were wrapped tightly around a gnarled staff of wood. Deep lines, rivulets of time, stretched across his cheeks and under his eyes like tectonic struggles she could not begin to fathom. A long, thin beard the color of the mottled clouds covered his chin like a retreating glacier on a rock-strewn mountaintop. But it was the stranger's mouth and eyes that held her the most, for it was these alone that seemed to contain his essence. The former drooped like a flower gone to seed, but his eyes, sunk beneath frosty brows, still sparkled like deep pools of secret blue water.
"Who has taken him? Where is he?" she asked.
"Gaylon has taken him," explained the leafy figure with a touch of sadness.
"Gaylon the Black," corrected the dodo bird. "Taken him to Flood and the Arkanum."
The tall figure nodded solemnly like a tree bowing to the wind.
"Oh," mouthed Jackie, trying to stay afloat, but it was all too much, and she was drowning, becoming as tenuous as the clouds which swirled at her feet. When her legs gave way and she slipped into blessed oblivion it seemed like the next best thing to a happy ending.
Jackie awoke with a sudden start, her body rigid as if she had just fallen to the ground.
Long strands of hair covered her face and she brushed them away. The first thing she saw when she opened her sleep-encrusted eyes was a gnarled old man covered in living growth. His face, as he leaned over her, was riddled with concern.
"So you're awake. Welcome back," the canopy of leaves said with undisguised relief.
"You had a quite a rest."
It was the strange leafy figure from her storybook dream. A dream she was evidently still having.
“We’ve been expecting you.”
But Jackie barely heard him. She barely saw him. Struggling to sit up, she at once began looking around frantically. There was something very important that she was supposed to do, but for the life of her she couldn’t remember. Nothing she saw reassured her.
"This isn't my bedroom," she said. "And this most definitely isn't my house."
Everything she saw was utterly wrong. She was in some kind of living enclosure. The walls were branches intertwined into undulating angles, an uneven sphere. Rising to her feet from a bed of sweet-smelling grass, she stared up at the ceiling only to find there was none.
Instead, a multitude of stars blinked back at her amidst a ring of celestial blackness.
"Where am I?" she exclaimed as something light and nimble ran across her feet.
Looking down, Jackie saw a squirrel the color of fallen snow scamper across the dirt strewn floor. From a string tied around its neck dangled a single silver coin. As she watched the creature slowly circled her in ever decreasing arcs until it was wrapped, bushy tail.
“You feel real,” murmured Jackie, not trusting her senses.
At those words the albino squirrel rested its furry nose atop her shoe and closed its eyes.
"It is a good sign," said the leaf covered old man with more hope than conviction.
"It is a sign we are not completely lost," said the dodo next to him. "Nothing more.
Optimism is still close to extinction."
"What is this place?" asked Jackie, nervously looking around.
They both turned toward her. The man-sized leaf pile raised his mossy eyebrows in surprise.
"My manners and my senses desert me in these dark days,” he said apologetically.
“Please accept my condolences for your loss, Jackie. We have not been properly introduced. My name is Nimbus. I am the Keeper here, and this," he paused gesturing down to the clump of unruly feathers, "is Regnal. You must not take any great offense at him. The napping creature at your feet is called Pence. You are in HeartWood, my home of sorts. Be welcome.”
He paused.
“We have been expecting a visit from a child of Jillian."
Jackie looked back dumbfounded.
"Is this some kind of joke?"
“I wish it were,” replied Nimbus gravely. “So much pain and effort could be avoided.”
“You’re not making any sense,” Jackie replied. “How do you know so much about me? I didn’t know I was coming until I got here.”
Obscured behind leaf and twig, the Keeper's eyes darted over to Regnal as if asking a secret question before responding.
"Most find us by intent rather than by accident," he replied carefully. "They come when it is time if they have the talent. Children receive many gifts from their mothers. Jillian had much to give. She was one of my best students."
“You mean she was here?” Jackie asked in disbelief. “What did she do? How long was she here?”
“Questions, questions,” chided the Keeper. “So many questions. All in good time, yes?
For now, let me merely say that Pence is my eyes and ears of the world below, and he is infinitely more reliable than that gossipy rodent you saw on your way up here.”
Jackie remembered the blazing squirrel alight on the branches of the great tree. It had been the only creature visible during her ascent.
“Ratatosk,” Nimbus was saying, “has a wagging tongue of flame, capable of spreading mischief faster than a wildfire. Pence favors me with his careful observations when it suits him, and they are invaluable, yet I would have to be blind and even more senile not to notice that you have your mother’s eyes and spirit.”
Jackie nodded, acknowledging the compliment while another part of her slipped away. It was all too much. In truth, she barely listened. Instead she shrunk into herself, retreating to a safer place where things made more sense.
“If I may,” continued the Keeper, “allow me to ask one question of you. What talent do you possess?”
“I’m not sure what you mean. Mom said I was a really good gardener and I ace all of my spelling tests.”
A troubled look passed over the Keeper’s face.
“Did your mother have a chance to talk with you about this place before she passed,”
Nimbus asked gently.
A familiar sadness wormed its way into Jackie’s voice and she shook her head.
“We’re doomed,” Regnal proclaimed. “She’s as useless as my wings.”
“There’s no sense jumping to conclusions,” the Keeper countered, but it seemed a half-hearted response.
As if raising a battered shield, Jackie covered her face with her hands and closed her eyes.
"I know its lame, but would someone please tell me if I’m dreaming," she murmured.
"There she goes again," Regnal remarked.
Ignoring his flightless servant, Nimbus shambled over. Jackie watched him through the slits of her fingers as he gingerly reached into the midsection of his forest growth where a stomach should be. She imagined him pulling out one of his internal organs (if he had any) or some jungle monster from the dark depths. With trepidation, she steeled herself as a rustling of leaves and feathers became a pair of alabaster wings. In fascination and horror, she watched as a mourning dove alighted on his shoulder.
"Isn't this better than a dream?" he said with a glimmer of a smile.
Then he reached a leafy hand out to touch her shoulder.
Jackie flinched in sudden terror.
"Get away from me," she warned rising to her feet, startling and dislodging her furry freeloader. "Whatever you are, leave me alone."
Her tone was defiant and yet the remnants of her inner strength were crumbling fast. So much had happened and she didn’t know how to make sense of it all. She needed help.

"I have to find my brother,” she said as tears welled up in the corners of her eyes.
Turning, rather than be seen by whoever or whatever it was, she started walking away.
Soon she was running across the mossy floor towards the edge of the enclosure looking for a way out. But whichever way she turned, she could not see a door or an opening which might let her pass. The tangle of wood and leaf was complete. All around her the air seemed stagnant and stale as if the weight of time accumulated here.
Out of the corner of her eye she spied, in the center of the room, something that looked like a window in the floor. With her heart pounding in her chest she made for it, gulping air as if she couldn’t get enough. It was a raised circle, easily ten feet in diameter, containing a pool of glasslike liquid. Clouds swirled at her feet but when she tried to touch them, they were out of reach. Water rippled gently but the image remained untroubled. It was only then that she noticed the ribbons of blue and the unmistakable patterns of dusky continents as they coalesced and drifted into view through the bands of white.
She was looking down at the Earth.
This was more than she could take and so she ran again, but this time without purpose.
She needed time, she needed space, and she needed to escape.
Unseen behind her, the Keeper raised a leafy digit and traced an invisible circle in midair.
An arched doorway suddenly appeared where before there had been only an unbroken wall of tightly woven branches. Fresh air filled her lungs as she plunged down the tunnel-like exit. For the first time, she realized how rich smelling everything was, how alive. Branches whizzed past her, tugging at her clothes, scraping at her skin, and she imagined herself back in the park, scampering through the trees. But there was no sun visible, only a faint light that broke through the dark wall of leaves like an afterglow without warming her skin. Layer after layer of foliage dropped away in ever decreasing density until, with a final wave of her hand, she pulled back the last branch and peered out on a vast cloudscape valley filled with a multitude of animals beyond counting. It was like a colossal puzzle with the pieces all jumbled. Overhead a golden and radiant chariot arced its way across the sky heralding another day.
"Welcome to Treetops," toned Nimbus from her side as if he had never left it. 

About Peter Bremer:

Peter Bremer is a librarian at a small college in Minnesota and the author of almost a dozen published professional articles, none of which feature dragons or unicorns or impossibly tall trees. He lives with his wife and furry dog in a very small town and believes that the world, on average, is a far better place with more nature in it, not less.




Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of TREETOPS, US Only.


Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/14/2020
Excerpt
9/14/2020
Interview
9/15/2020
Instagram Post
9/15/2020
Excerpt
9/16/2020
Interview
9/16/2020
Instagram Post
9/17/2020
Excerpt
9/17/2020
Instagram Post
9/18/2020
Excerpt
9/18/2020
Instagram Post

Week Two:
9/21/2020
Excerpt
9/21/2020
Instagram Post
9/22/2020
Review
9/22/2020
Instagram Post
9/23/2020
Excerpt
9/23/2020
Instagram Post
9/24/2020
Review
9/24/2020
Excerpt
9/25/2020
Excerpt
9/25/2020
Review


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Blog Tour- FEELING GREAT by @DavidDBurnsMD With Videos & A #Giveaway! @PESIpubs, @MouthDigitalPR & @RockstarBkTours  

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FEELING GREAT by David D. Burns, M.D. Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:
Title: FEELING GREAT
Author: David D. Burns, M.D.
Pub. Date: September 15, 2020
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 454

Crush Anxiety and Depression

with Ultra-Rapid New Technique

 

San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2020 - Nearly 40 years ago, David D. Burns, M.D ., a pioneer in the development of cognitive therapy, wrote a book with an uplifting message: When you change the way you THINK, you can change the way you FEEL. Since its debut, Feeling Good has sold more than 5 million copies, and cognitive therapy has become the most popular and extensively researched form of psychotherapy in the world.  Now in Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety (September 2020; ISBN: 9781683732884; $26.99, Hardcover), Dr. Burns brings us a book with another uplifting message: negative feelings like depression, inadequacy, and anxiety do not result from what’s WRONG with you, but what’s RIGHT with you.

 

We all know that many people have lived with depression and anxiety for years without tangible change. Why? Freud tried to solve this riddle, but failed. Forty years of research on how psychotherapy actually works have finally revealed the answer, and Dr. Burns shares innovative new techniques that make ultra-rapid change possible, even in a single, two-hour therapy session.  Feeling Great is based on the paradoxical notion that your negative thoughts and feelings are NOT the result of some defect, like a chemical imbalance in your brain or a “mental disorder,” but from what’s most beautiful and awesome about you and your core values. And the moment you realize this, recovery will be just a stone’s throw away.

 

In Feeling Great, you will:

 

1.    Discover that depression and anxiety say something really good—or even great—about you and your core values!

2.    Pinpoint and eliminate the powerful forces that keep you stuck

3.    Learn that your thoughts, and not the circumstances of your life, create all of your feelings

4.    Discover why depression and anxiety are the world’s oldest cons

5.    Crush the ten types of distorted thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem

6.    Learn why self-acceptance is the greatest change a human being can make.

7.    Let go of the idea that you have a “self” that is flawed, defective, inferior or just not good enough



Dr. Burns on the Donahue Show 40 years ago


Dr. Burns' video message for readers today.


About David D. Burns:

DAVID D. BURNS, MD, is currently Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. More than 50,000 mental health professionals have attended his workshops for mental health professionals throughout the United States and Canada. His weekly Feeling Good Podcast (two million downloads) provide therapists and the general public alike with tips to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addiction. To learn more, visit www.FeelingGreattheBook.com.





Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive an eBook of FEELING GREAT, International.



Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/14/2020
Spotlight
9/15/2020
Spotlight
9/16/2020
Spotlight
9/17/2020
Review
9/18/2020
Review

Week Two:
9/21/2020
Spotlight
9/22/2020
Spotlight
9/23/2020
Review
9/24/2020
Review
9/25/2020
Review

Week Three:
9/28/2020
Spotlight
9/29/2020
Spotlight
9/30/2020
Review
10/1/2020
Review
10/2/2020
Review

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OCTOBER TOURS- Tours From Little Brown, Scholastic, Disney, Holiday House, & More!

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Hey everyone! We are super excited to announce the October Blog Tours we're hosting! We have a mix of YA, MG, Adult, & Picture books. The genres are a mix of Contemporary, Thriller, Romance, Paranormal, Cyberpunk, & 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.

***Sign-ups open until September 15th noon PST***

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 October! 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 Rachel Blackledge tour runs from September 28th-October 2nd & October 5th-9th, will have one or two stop a day on Blogs or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks only available.

About The Book:


The night she can hardly remember is the night she will never forget.

It’s about Dan.

These three words jolt Brynn back to the big boozy night she spent with her boyfriend Dan. The same night his ex, Erin, showed up. Erin says something terrible happened that night. Dan says he never touched her. Trouble is, Erin has evidence to prove it.

Brynn can vouch for him though. She was there that night that they can hardly remember, but will never forget. While Brynn pieces together her fractured memories, lost that night at the bottom of a bottle, facing the horrifying possibility that maybe Dan isn’t completely innocent. Maybe he’s guilty as charged.

But as Brynn inches closer to the truth, she begins to wonder: Who is the predator? And who is the prey?

Gloria knows the answer. She’s a psychic who turned her back on her ability after she failed to prevent a terrible tragedy. As her painful past floods back to her, can she learn to trust her gift again before it’s too late? Or will her painful past hold her back from saving someone’s future . . . and quite possibly their life.

This addictive and suspenseful thriller explores the fault lines between broken memories and shattered trust, and will keep you up well past your bedtime.



This Holiday House tour runs from September 28th-October 2nd & October 5th-9th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs or Instagram and consist of reviews,excerpts, & spotlights. Limited Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:

Murderous ghosts and buried family secrets threaten young Eleanor and Alice Roosevelt in this thrilling middle-grade novel that puts a supernatural spin on alternate history.

It's 1898 in New York City and ghosts exist among humans.

When an unusual spirit takes up residence at the Roosevelt house, thirteen-year-old Eleanor and fourteen-year-old Alice are suspicious. The cousins don't get along, but they know something is not right. This ghost is more than a pesky nuisance. The authorities claim he's safe to be around, even as his mischievous behavior grows stranger and more menacing. It's almost like he wants to scare the Roosevelts out of their home - and no one seems to care!

Meanwhile, Eleanor and Alice discover a dangerous ghost in the house where Alice was born and her mother died. Is someone else haunting the family? Introverted Eleanor and unruly Alice develop an unlikely friendship as they explore the family's dark, complicated history. It's up to them to destroy both ghosts and come to terms with their family's losses.

Told from alternating perspectives, thrills and chills abound in Dianne K. Salerni's imaginative novel about a legendary family and the ghosts that haunt their secrets.



This Scholastic Press tour runs from October 1st-20th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that'll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of "happily ever after."

Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman took out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.

It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .

With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength. 




This Disney-Hyperion tour runs from October 1st-30th, will have one blog or Instagram stop a day and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She's heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow.

But when Elva accidentally witnesses a devastating vision of the future, she decides she has to do everything she can to prevent it. Tapping into her powers for the first time, Elva discovers a magical mirror and its owner-none other than the Witch of the North Woods herself. As Elva learns more about her burgeoning magic, and the lines between hero and villain start to blur, she must find a way to right past wrongs before it's too late.

The Mirror: Broken Wish marks the first book in an innovative four-book fairy-tale series written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle Clayton, Jennifer Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, following one family over several generations, and the curse that plagues it. 



This Stephanie Guerilus tour runs from October 1st-30th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts,excerpts, & spotlights. Limited Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


Control, whose title is lifted from the iconic Janet Jackson song, embodies its name. Theresa Marie Jenkins is a 17-year-old who thinks she knows it all. As the saying goes, a hard head makes for a soft ass and Reesa learns the hard way that she doesn’t really know much about life.

Reesa quickly becomes an It girl after speaking up at a Black Lives Matter protest but her activism gets in the way of her career. She wants to be the next pop diva on the charts. For that to happen, Reesa will have to be packaged; smile and wave as though she’s at a beauty pageant. She’ll have to give control to advisers who want her to sing on cue, tap dance on command, no throwing shoes at parties and keeping her mouth shut on the culture. If only Reesa had just sat there and ate her food.

Control is a novel that addresses the political climate, #MeToo, identity and what it means when you are a young woman of color who the world doesn’t automatically think to protect.



This Blushing Books tour runs from September 7th-11th & 14th-18th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks Only.

About The Book:


He owns the hottest lifestyle club in all of New York City. It’s secretive, exclusive, and caters to Daddy Doms.

Romance author, Samantha Bellamy, is shocked when she attends a book signing and runs into her high school crush, Martin Taylor.

He’s a billionaire with a secret. He’s owner of an exclusive club for Daddy Doms and littles to openly explore the lifestyle.

He’s also notorious for his playboy personality, bedding a new woman every night.

There’s a deal to be made worth potentially billions and Martin can’t let it get away. The only problem is the board of directors doesn’t like his playboy persona.

He offers Samantha the deal of a lifetime. Marry him for eighteen months and receive two million dollars for her trouble. The only catch, no sex.

Oh, and she has to call him Daddy!

Publishers Note: This is the first book in the sizzling hot new series, Western Daddy Doms. Each book features a different Daddy and can be read independently, with a guaranteed HEA and no cliff-hanger ending!



 This Disney-Hyperion tour runs from October 5th-9th & 12th-16th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


"I know many things. Including the fact that you have something that belongs to me . . . ."

Twelve-year-old Jamal has always lived in his twin brother, Malik's, shadow. All he wants in the world is to know, just for one day, what it's like to be his more popular, more talented, and more confident brother. So when a mysterious man named Dr. Facilier appears and offers Jamal the opportunity to do just that, Jamal jumps at the chance. But when he wakes up the next morning to find his dream has come true, he learns it comes at a terrible cost. There's a reason people say "Never make a deal with the Shadow Man." And Jamal is about to find out why.
Grab your night-light, dear reader, and prepare to be CHILL-ed!


This Little, Brown Books for Young Readers tour runs from October 5th-9th & 12th-16th, will have one stop a day on a Blog or Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights.  Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


A dark, queer YA fantasy that's perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series and Wicked Saints. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst.

Emanuela Ragno always gets what she wants. With her daring mind and socialite schemes, she refuses to be the demure young lady everyone wants her to be. In her most ambitious move yet, she's about to marry Alessandro Morandi, her childhood best friend and the heir to the wealthiest house in Occhia. Emanuela doesn't care that she and her groom are both gay, because she doesn't want a love match. She wants power, and through Ale, she'll have it all.

But Emanuela has a secret that could shatter her plans. In the city of Occhia, the only source of water is the watercrea, a mysterious being who uses magic to make water from blood. When their first bruise-like omen appears on their skin, all Occhians must surrender themselves to the watercrea to be drained of life. Everyone throughout history has given themselves up for the greater good. Everyone except Emanuela. She's kept the tiny omen on her hip out of sight for years.

When the watercrea exposes Emanuela during her wedding ceremony and takes her to be sacrificed, Emanuela fights back...and kills her. Now Occhia has no one to make their water and no idea how to get more. In a race against time, Emanuela and Ale must travel through the mysterious, blood-red veil that surrounds their city to uncover the secrets of the watercrea's magic and find a way to save their people-no matter what it takes.


This Little, Brown Books for Young Readers tour runs from October 5th-9th, will have two stops a day on Blogs & Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


From the founding member of Grammy Award-winning country music band Little Big Town, discover the heartwarming true story of a family's Christmas miracle. Cover includes sparkly Christmas glitter!


All Daisy wants for Christmas is a little brother or sister. Her parents have tried everything to make her dream come true, but nothing is working. So Daisy takes matters into her own hands, praying every day and writing a letter to Santa Claus about her one and only wish.


Daisy's parents are touched by her strong belief and grateful for her help, but as they explain, sometimes you have to wait. God will give you the perfect gift when the time is right.


In this heartwarming holiday tale, Kimberly Schlapman shares the true story of the Christmas when her family became whole.



This Entangled: Brazen tour runs from September 14th-18th & 21st-25th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs & Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks Only.

About The Book:


Cori Ross is thanking her lucky stars. Sure, her long-time boyfriend just dumped her, but that’s a good thing. In her rush to find Mr. Right, she realizes she almost settled for Mr. Just Okay. And that’s definitely not okay. So, tonight, she’s out with her friends at the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their break-ups—and she’s actually celebrating. Still, it was too close a call. So she makes a deal with herself—no guys for six months.

Unfortunately, just as she’s leaving the club, she runs into her old boyfriend, Grey Latham—the guy she’d always wanted to be Mr. Right. Great. What a time to swear off guys. Maybe she needs to change the deal—no relationships for six months. There’s no reason why she can’t have a fling, right? Because Grey still holds the title of the best sex she’s ever had.

There’s no way this could go wrong. Grey is on his way to international DJ fame—he’s only in town for a short time, and then he’ll be gone again. No harm in burning up the sheets while it lasts.

Too bad neither expected what happened next... 


This Brooklyn James tour runs from September 14th-18th & 21st-25th, will have one stop a day on Blogs & one on Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks Only.

About The Book:


A secret note square found in a handmade guitar proves that small town gossip is not only ubiquitous but occasionally true. This gossip comes with strings rivaling those on Ace Cooper’s guitar, the safest strings he will ever have around his heart.

Ace’s father warns him to stay away from the Lynn girl. Daughter of a deceased bootlegger and a barely living addict, Shelby Lynn is no stranger to small town contempt. She keeps her nose in the books and feet to the ground, a college scholarship the only escape from her tumultuous life.

As Ace’s heartstrings unravel, so does his family’s role in Shelby’s broken past. Thrust into a precarious journey of their roots brimming with music and betrayal, the two have never been closer…to the truth of how Shelby’s father died. One truth transforms every facet of their lives forever.

A dual POV friends-to-first-love story, Just Shelby is an unsuspecting mystery that depicts how growing together can sometimes hurt worse than growing apart. 


This Ryan Hyatt tour runs from October 19th-23rd & 26th-30th, will have one or two stops a day on Blogs & Instagram and consist of reviews, interviews, pre made guest posts, excerpts, & spotlights. eBooks Only.

About The Book:


 In The Psychic’s Memoirs, a hot-tempered Los Angeles detective and his distracted partner are assigned to find an alleged teenage psychic whose capture might determine the outcome of a looming civil war and humanity’s relationship with a misleading alien force. The standalone novel is part of Ryan Hyatt’s Terrafide series, techie tales of woe and hope in which characters grapple with a world falling apart. The Terrafide universe, which also includes Rise of the Liberators and Stay Younger Longer, takes place on an alternate timeline that mirrors and mimics present-day events. 


This Little, Brown Books for Young Readers tour runs from October 26th-30th, will have two stops a day on Blogs & Instagram and consist of reviews, excerpts, & spotlights. Physical copies (US residents only) & eBooks available.

About The Book:


The captivating and heart-pounding third book in the instant New York Times bestselling Nevermoor series, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil.

Morrigan Crow and her friends have survived their first year as proud scholars of the elite Wundrous Society, helped bring down the nefarious Ghastly Market, and proven themselves loyal to Unit 919. Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts, and control the power that threatens to consume her.

But a strange and frightening illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning infected Wunimals into mindless, vicious Unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. And with the city she loves in a state of fear, Morrigan quickly realizes it's up to her to find a cure for the Hollowpox, even if it will put her - and everyone in Nevermoor - in more danger than she ever imagined.

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