#BlogTour: Winner Take All by Laurie Devore (Excerpt + GIVEAWAY)

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to my stop on the Winner Take All by Laurie Devore! I am excited to be posting an Excerpt + the Giveaway.

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BLOG TOUR: Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan (Review + GIVEAWAY)

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to my stop on the Six Little Secrets Blog Tour! I am excited to be posting a Review+ the Giveaway.


Six Little Secrets Info

Six Little SecretsTitle: SIX LITTLE SECRETS

Author: Katlyn Duncan

Pub. Date: November 24, 2017

Publisher: HQ Digital

Pages: 150

Formats: eBook

Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Goodreads

Some secrets can never stay hidden for long…

Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse
and the new girl.
But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the
same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…

…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.


About the Author

Katlyn DuncanKatlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in New England. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her ever since.

Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

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Review

SIX LITTLE SECRETS by Katlyn Duncan was a fast paced high school thriller. Six kids get tricked into detention where they are stalked and forced to play a game they never wanted to. If they passed their secrets stayed safe, but if they failed their pasts will come to haunt them.

I really liked how quick it was, although it was what I found lacking too. All the characters were very unique and their pasts were all equally as troubling. Duncan did a good job with the characterizations.

The whole plot was pretty intricate and I liked it. But on the other hand I wonder if it was really that realistic. I had trouble believing the big baddie would go to such lengths to do what they did. If you read it, you’ll know what I’m talking about! Sorry, no spoilers! Ha!

Some of the punishments were interesting, and some were uncomfortable to read (Poor Cece). I kind of wish there was more deadly consequences. I feel like that would have had my interest piqued to the max.

So though I wish it was longer, I still enjoyed it as a whole and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a quick YA thriller.


Giveaway Time

1 winner will receive a $25 B&N Gift Card, US Only.

5 winners will receive one of Katlyn’s Backlist Titles in eBook Format, International.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

11/13/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

11/13/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Excerpt

 

11/14/2017- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

11/14/2017- Stuffed Shelves– Review

 

11/15/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review

11/15/2017- Books at Dawn– Review

 

11/16/2017- Twinning for Books– Interview

11/16/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review

 

11/17/2017- Hooked To Books– Excerpt

11/17/2017- Mama Reads Blog– Review

 

Week Two:

11/20/2017- Owl always be reading– Review

11/20/2017- Daily Waffle– Interview

 

11/21/2017- Kendra Loves Books– Review

11/21/2017- Never Too Many To Read– Review

 

11/22/2017- Jo’s Book Blog– Guest Post

11/22/2017- Queen of Books– Review

 

11/23/2017- Literary Meanderings– Excerpt

11/23/2017- Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World– Review

 

11/24/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

11/24/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review


Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig

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BLOG TOUR: Monsterland by Michael Okon (Guest Post + GIVEAWAY)

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to my stop on the Monsterland Blog Tour! I am excited to be posting a Guest Post + the Giveaway.


Monsterland Info

MOnsterlandTitle: MONSTERLAND

Author: Michael Okon

Pub. Date: October 13, 2017

Publisher: WordFire Press

Pages: 214

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks, TBD, Goodreads

Welcome to Monsterland, the scariest place on earth.

When world markets are decimated by a crippling plague, philanthropist, and billionaire businessman, Vincent Konrad decides to place monsters in a theme park setting to promote education and tolerance. Copper Valley is chosen as the primary site for the park in the United States.

Wyatt Baldwin, a high school senior is dying to go to the opening and when he lands special passes to the park, he and his friends are expecting the experience of a lifetime.

After all, in a theme park where real zombies, werewolves, and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?


About the Author

Michael OkonMichael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Guest Post

My Publishing Journey and How I Became a Published Author

It’s a pretty incredible story that I have a hard time believing. I wrote Monsterland and self-published it in 2015. My mom is my publicity manager and she blitzed the bloggers with my book. That fall I was reading a book called Selling a Screenplay by Syd Field. In the book, there was an entertainment attorney named Susan Grode who seemed very knowledgeable about the publishing and film industry. I told myself, when I receive my first contract, I’m going to reach out to her to see if she could help me. About two months later, I received a post on Facebook from an agent in London who asked to represent me. I said sure and asked him to send me a contract. I emailed Susan and introduced myself and mentioned that I had someone who wanted to rep me and I was hoping she could read this contract. She told me before I sign with this London agent, why don’t I meet her friend in Brooklyn, an agent named Nick Mullendore with Vertical Ink Literary Agency. I met Nick for lunch and he signed me that day as his client. That evening, Susan brought me on as her client as well. Nick began trying to sell my book Monsterland to the big publishers and, as expected, it was rejected. Throughout his attempts of selling, he had a call with a film agent and he was pitching her a romance novel. She said she wasn’t really into romance and was looking for something with monsters. He sent her my book Monsterland, she read it over a weekend, and we had a call that Monday. She told Nick and me if we get the book published, she will get it into a producer’s hands to make into a film. Nick found a publisher called WordFire Press owned by Kevin J. Anderson, who has written all the Star Wars and Dune canon books. WordFire signed me to a two-book deal for Monsterland 1 & 2. After the deal was signed, my film agent did what she promised and got my book into the hands of a billion-dollar grossing producer who is now shopping my book to certain studios.  In two years, I went from a self-published author, to a published author with a literary agent, an entertainment attorney, a film agent, a two-book publishing deal, a publicist, and a producer who is interested in turning my book to a film. It’s been one wild ride, to say the least.


Giveaway Time

2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of MONSTERLAND, US Only.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/30/2017- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

10/30/2017- Abooktropolis– Review

 

10/31/2017- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

10/31/2017- Texan Girl Reads– Review

 

11/1/2017- Reese’s Reviews– Guest Post

11/1/2017- Under the Book Cover– Review

 

11/2/2017- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

11/2/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

 

11/3/2017- Twirling Book Princess– Excerpt

11/3/2017- Birdie Bookworm– Review

 

Week Two:

11/6/2017- Books at Dawn– Guest Post

11/6/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

 

11/7/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

11/7/2017- Adventures Thru Wonderland– Review

 

11/8/2017- Savings in Seconds– Spotlight

11/8/2017- Novelties– Review

 

11/9/2017- Sweet Southern Home– Review

11/9/2017- Twisted Book Junkie– Review

 

11/10/2017- Parajunkee– Interview

11/10/2017- The Midnight Society– Review


Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig

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BLOG TOUR: Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver (Excerpt + GIVEAWAY)

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Hey Bookworms!

Welcome to my stop on the Sublime Karma Blog Tour! I am excited to be posting a Excerpt + the Giveaway.


Sublime Karma Info

Sublime KarmaTitle: SUBLIME KARMA

Author: Peyton Garver

Pub. Date: May 28, 2017

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Pages: 302

Formats: Paperback eBook

Find it: AmazonB&NTBDGoodreads

When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school’s star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she’d overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her?
Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake’s romantic histories with the girl next door and the school’s queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past? This is an edgy YA with issues of bullying, self harm, and attempted suicide…with an HEA ending.


About the Author

Peyton Garver

As a child, Peyton called places like Livorno, Italy; Orléans, France; and Augsburg, Germany home. She has since settled in Maryland, where she earned her degree in education at Towson State University, married her sweetheart of two years, and became an instant mother to three spirited young boys before adding another son to the brood. And, with their yellow lab George, it’s no stretch to say she’s outnumbered.

When not writing, Peyton is a full time teacher. Inspired by the individual spirits, heartaches, and triumphs of her students, Peyton has developed characters who resemble real world teens dealing with real issues: relationships, jealousy, bullying, and depression. Her newest novel, Sublime Karma, is a contemporary story filled with emotion, depth, wit, and suspense. Sublime Karma was published in the fall of 2016 by Soulmate Publishing.

When asked if she actually involves her students in her stories, Peyton answered that her stories are completely fictional, but then admitted to an activity in which she does involve them. “One quirky, fun thing I like to do with students who have read my book is develop a dream cast for my characters. That all started when a group of girls were arguing over which actor they thought best fit the character Four in Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent. They then turned their efforts to my manuscript.  I’ve since added those dream casts to my website.”

When she’s not teaching or writing, Peyton enjoys traveling. The Caribbean Islands have become a favorite vacation getaway for Peyton and her husband. “Nothing is better than sitting on a beach, in front of the crystal clear sea, enveloped in the warmth of the tropical sun with a frosty piña colada and a good book that I just can’t put down.”

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Excerpt

The bus snaked its way through the country roads and then to the lavish development that backed up to the woods behind his house. Upperclassmen from this neighborhood had their own cars. This bus collected the underclassmen: those few who weren’t chauffeured, as minions of the privileged.

Jake leaned back in his seat and folded his arms across his chest, not looking at the kids coming down the aisle. None dared to ask if they could sit in the empty space next to him. They’d sit three to a seat rather than make that request. Just the way he wanted it.

The over-filled bus pulled to a stop midway down Belmont Circle. New stop? Jake looked out his window at the estate with a circular drive. Huh. It finally sold. He watched as a single figure headed toward the bus. What, so now they get door-to-door service? He rolled his eyes.

Seconds later, she stood in the aisle waiting. From his seat, his eyes skimmed up passed her faded jeans and plain, loose sweater, and his breath caught in his throat. Her long blond hair was pulled to the side in a loose braid. Her face? Ethereal. But then, his flustered gaze became an annoyed glare.

Her bleak gray eyes seemed to look right through him before they darted to the space next to him. Did she even register his indignation? She must have. Yet, she stood there in the aisle twisting the loose adjustment strap on her backpack tightly around her fingers.

“May I sit here?” her meek voice broke the silence that had fallen around them.

Noticing the hush of conversation, Jake’s eyes skimmed the crowded bus. There was no doubt he and this new girl had an audience. Not something he relished.

His eyes swept back to her. He could tell she was nervous. He heard it in her quavering voice and saw it in the way she avoided his eyes. He could just say no. But so long as she was standing, the bus wouldn’t budge.


Giveaway Time

1 winner will receive TWO signed a finished copies of SUBLIME KARMA 1 for them and one for the high school of the winner’s choice to be dedicated in their name and a $10 Amazon Gift Card, US Only.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/9/2017- Bookish In Bed– Review

10/9/2017- Howling Libraries Review

 

10/10/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

10/10/2017- Blushing Bibliophile– Review

 

10/11/2017- YA/NA Book Divas– Review

10/11/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

 

10/12/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland– Interview

10/12/2017- The Phantom Paragrapher– Review

 

10/13/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Guest Post

10/13/2017- Caffeine and Composition– Review

Week Two:

10/16/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Excerpt

10/16/2017- YA and Wine– Spotlight

 

10/17/2017- Portrait of a Book– Interview

10/17/2017- Reese’s Reviews– Review

 

10/18/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Spotlight

10/18/2017- Why I Read– Review

 

10/19/2017- MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It Book Reviews – Excerpt

10/19/2017- Novel Novice– Guest Post

 

10/20/2017- Books at Dawn– Excerpt

10/20/2017- Wonder Struck– Review


Until next time,

Jesse Nicholas Sig

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