Thursday, January 28, 2016

Linda Bloodworth's: A Raven Touch ~Blog Tour~

Hello Luvs!
Today I present to you a Blog Tour for A Raven's Touch by the amazing Linda Bloodworth!
I am currently reading this novel, sadly I haven't been able to do much reading because I've been really busy! BUT, I hope to finish it real soon! 
*Crosses fingers and toes*

I do suggest getting this book because the beginning of what I have read is VERY intriguing

Without further ado read on below for more info on the book, a AWESOME trailer and more!
I hope you all enjoy and hope this little blog tour stop spikes your interest in this novel!

About The Book
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Title: A Raven's Touch
Author: Linda Bloodworth
Pub Date: January 4th, 2016
Series: A Raven Wing
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Format: Ebook

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice's real identity.

To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Buy Links: Amazon | Kobo | IBooks | Google Play | B&N


About The Author: Linda Bloodworth

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.

Hang out with Linda here: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | Wordpress | Goodreads | Newsletter

New Year, New Books, Author Interviews #12

Hello Luvs! 
Just one more interview to go! This month has gone by so quickly! <3 
But today I am interviewing a wonderful author!
Her debut novel just recently came out "A Raven's Touch"
I am currently reading this novel but am so busy lately I haven't had time for much reading! But it will change soon, I promise! 

also, today is the LAST interview for authors! 
on the 31st is the last interview for this event but it is a blogger being interviewed so today is the last of the authors! I am so happy because I've done so much! I hope I can do this again! maybe something a little . . . bigger? *smirks* 

And the author being interviewed today is! 


Thank you for letting me interview you! And I hope you all enjoy this interview! I had a wonderful time asking authors questions!

Question 1- What is your new years resolution? 
Linda- I don't have one. I've never understood the point of making a promise at the beginning of the year. If I want to change something about myself I do so immediately. 

Question 2- Are you working on anything new for January? 
Linda- Since I released my debut novel, A Raven's Touch, I'm currently working on the sequel. I don't have a name for it yet, but it's going to be a mixture of YA/Horror/Paranormal.

Question 3- What inspires you most when you write? 
Linda- I can't really point to on specific thing. I get inspired by many every day occurrences. Perhaps walking down the street I hear a bit of someone's conversation, or a friend says something to me a certain way, maybe I hear a song, it's just endless really. While I'm physically writing I really enjoy a certain song list that gets me prepared for scenes. The song "Possum Kingdom" by the Toadies really fueled me while writing A Raven's Touch

Question 4- What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book? 
Linda- Sometimes listening to the Beta readers was rather tough. Some of them said things that made me re-write large portions. Not just once, or twice, but three times. I honestly thought I was going to have some kind of minor breakdown at one point. 

Question 5- What's you favorite quote? 
My favorite book quote is "Curiouser and curiouser!" 
-Lewis Carrol, Alice In Wonderland

My favorite inspirational quote is from Steve Martin, "Be so good they can't ignore you." It really speaks to me on a personal level. I want my work to come to light because the people decided it was good, not because a million dollar publishing house told them what to like. 

Question 6- Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
Linda- Writing even more. 

Question 7- Where are you from? 
Linda- I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Question 8- If you could work with ANY author this year, who would you want it to be? 
Linda- Stephen King. He is one of my idols and his work gives me goosebumps. 

Question 9- What are a few books you want to read this year (2016) or What genre do you like to read most? 
(Author can choose either question -- freebie) 
Linda- Mainly, I do read paranormal fiction, but I tend to stray to horror and the bizarre. I'm going to definitely pick up some Haruki Murakami, the man is just out there and I really enjoy that. I've read all of Philip K. Dick, of whom I also love.  

Question 10- Whats ONE thing you're really looking forward to? 
Linda- I look forward to being a full time writer one day.

Wonderful answers!
I hope you all enjoyed the LAST 'author' interview, be sure to come back on the 31st for another Blogger interview!

Linda Bloodworth's links below: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | Wordpress |

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visit this interview (here) to enter a giveaway and also read an interview with Heidi Heilig! 


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Year, New Books, Author Interviews #11

Hello Luvs! 

Today I am interviewing another blogger! 
How exciting?
I had so much fun asking my blogging friends these questions and I HOPE they liked answering them! but before I start talking about something completely off topic let's get to the interview! 

The Blogger I am interviewing today is, 


Thank you for letting me interview you Travel Buddy! <3 

Question 1- What is your new year’s resolution?
Sabrina- I had a very long time to think about this, and I think I have come to a conclusion that I have two; one for my blog and one for my personal reading. My new year’s resolution for my blog would be to actively try to post more than just twice a week. I think it’s good to be consistent and by posting more maybe I will get more views and followers. My new year’s resolution for reading would have to be getting all my review books read. I have quite a pile and there’s always more being added.

Question 2- What is your TBR for January?
Elementals by Michelle Madow
Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Drown by Esther Dalseno
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Strom by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Question 3- What inspires you most when you write a blog post?
Sabrina- MUSIC. I always need background noise as I am writing a new blog post or formulating

Question 4- What was the hardest thing about writing you latest blog post?
Sabrina- The last post I wrote was a review for a book. I believe the hardest thing was translating all my emotions and thoughts into coherent sentences. Also making sure I didn’t leave any of my comments out.

Question 5- What's your favorite quote?
Sabrina- I am going to go with one of my all-time favourite quotes that I have loved for a long time. I believe it speaks the truth in so many ways you look at it.
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.” ~Harper Lee

Question 6- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Sabrina- This question for me is probably one of the toughest ones I have had to answer. I know that I have ideas as to what I would still like to be doing in 5 years, but I have no exact clue with where I would exactly see myself. I hope to still be blogging and actively writing reviews. I also hope to have some clue or idea as to what I would like as a permanent career. Maybe something to do with books? That would be awesome. I also hope to have met some of book blogging friends in person. SO that will have to be my answer, since I am still not totally sure of myself quite yet.

Question 7- Where are you from?
Sabrina- I am from Canada, always have been. However I do hope to travel around the world someday to come.

Question 8- If you could interview ANY author this year, who would you want it to be?
Sabrina- Hmmm, I honestly don’t really know. I believe it is quite the privilege to interview any author, and I have done a handful of interviews already, but I guess if I had to choose one author it would either be Leigh Bardugo- author of the Grisha trilogy & Six of Crows OR Cassandra Clare- Author of The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices.

Question 9- What genre do you like to read most?
Sabrina- I would say that I am a pretty rounded reader and I do enjoy many genres, but I would have to say that my favourite would be YA high fantasy, or YA paranormal.

Question 10- What’s ONE thing you’re really looking forward to?
Sabrina- Getting my review book pile down to 0, finishing my finals in a couple of weeks and being stress free, and lastly getting a chance to read all the new releases this year that interest me. I know that was more than one, but what can I say, there is a lot to look forward too. 

Great TBR! I want to read a lot of those novels!
P.S. hope you like(d) Drown! ;) 

If you want to know more about Sabrina go visit her blog ↓

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Michelle Madow's Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows ~Blog Tour~

Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

Hello Luvs
Today I am happy to be apart of this lovely blog tour and share with you stuff about this amazing novel (+ a small interview with her) that just came out!
Now, this is my FIRST blog tour so if there are any mistakes I am so sorry and just put them in the comments below so I can change them later! But hopefully there won't be any mistakes!

About The Book

Title: Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Series: Elementals #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: eBook and paperback
ISBN: 2940152448849

Filled with magic, thrilling adventure, and sweet romance, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows is the first in a new series that fans of Percy Jackson and The Secret Circle will love!

When Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly … she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers—and, to her dismay, by Blake—the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious powers. But the comet has another effect—it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town … and possibly the world.

Buy Links:  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iBooks

Add to your TBR List:  Goodreads


Interview with Michelle Madow

Question 1- What inspires you most when you write?
Michelle- For me, it’s always been the readers who inspire me to write. I have all these stories inside my mind, and I write them down so that others are able to experience them—and hopefully enjoy them—too. So, thank you to my readers for being so supportive and inspiring!

Question 2- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Michelle- Professionally, I hope that I’ve written and released a few more of my series. I hope to release four books this year. So in five years, I hope that I’ve released at least 15 more books.
Personally—I have absolutely no idea. You never know when a person is going to come into your life and change everything, and I always try to keep myself open to those changes. Most importantly, I want my personal life to continue to be conducive to completing my professional goals. Everything else is just an added bonus!

Question 3- If you could work with ANY author who would you want to work with?
Michelle- That’s such a hard question because there are so many amazing authors out there! If I was picking an author I’d never met before, then probably James Patterson. I like how he credits all the authors he works with, and since he’s one of the best selling authors of all time, I would love to be able to learn from him. If I were choosing from authors I already know, then definitely Elise Kova! She’s one of my best friends—we get along so well, and she’s really encouraged me to push myself harder than I already did. Plus, I love outlining and editing, and she loves drafting, so I think we would make a great team.

Question 4- What's your favorite quote?
Michelle- I love quotes, and I collect them. Here are three of my favorites:

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world, and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
-Albert Einstein 

"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
-Doc Brown

I love all your answers! And I would love to see you and Elise Kova write a book together! 
I would be the happiest person on this planet! 
We need to make this happen! <3 

Also, if any of you readers haven't noticed, these questions relate to my interviews happening this month! click the features section to read all of the interviews!

If you'd like to see my review for Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows, click here!

About the Author: Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow grew up in Baltimore, graduated Rollins College in Orlando, and now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She wrote her first book in her junior year of college, and has been writing novels since. Some of her favorite things are: reading, pizza, traveling, shopping, time travel, Broadway musicals, and spending time with friends and family. Michelle has toured across America to promote her books and to encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing. Someday, she hopes to travel the world for a year on a cruise ship.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno Cover Reveal!

How exciting!
So, back in October Esther Dalseno's book DROWN came out and I was extremely excited to read her book! and now, her NEXT book is coming out and I can't contain my happiness! I myself love the cover, and I will show it to you all now!
*whispers* I love it!

Before I go on, the beautiful cover was designed by Kimberley G
She did an amazing job *stares at pretty book* 

Gabriel and The Swallows (The Volatile Duology, #1)

Title: Gabriel and the Swallows 
Author: Esther Dalseno 
Release Date: March 2016
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Series: The Volatile Duology #1
Format: Ebook & paperback
ISBN: 9781523388295
A lonely farm boy. 
A girl with swallow's wings.
An ancient city buried in a volcano.
A mystery as old as blood and bone. 

There is more to Gabriel than the life he's ashamed of -- the song of peasant winemakers, bullied relentlessly on account of his disabled mother. For Gabriel has a secret: the elaborate dream world he descends into at night -- a grandiose, vivid existence -- is becoming more real than his waking life. 

Everything changes for Gabriel when he rescues a wounded creature -- a miraculous girl with swallow's wings -- from the voracious pursuit of Alfio Gallo, a dangerous old enemy. Aided by the beautiful and mysterious Orlando Khan, Gabriel is conflicted by unanswered questions: who is the Dark One that dwells in the medieval tunnels beneath their city? Is he just a figment of Gabriel's powerful imagination? And is the foundling really who she says she is? 

Wrestling with manhood whilst beckoned by ancient rites and foreign lands, Gabriel is about to make a deadly decision that changes the course of life as he knows long as he can decide which reality he's in.

♦About her debut novel DROWN♦

Title: Drown 
Author: Esther Dalseno 
Pub date: October 31, 2015
Format: Paperback & ebook
Seven emotionless princesses.
Three ghostly sirens.
A beautiful, malicious witch haunted by memories.
A handsome, self-mutilating prince.

Belonging to a race that is mostly animal with little humanity, a world obsessed with beauty where morality holds no sway, a little mermaid escapes to the ocean’s surface. Discovering music, a magnificent palace of glass and limestone, and a troubled human prince, she is driven by love to consult the elusive sea-witch who secretly dominates the entire species of merfolk. Upon paying an enormous price for her humanity, the little mermaid begins a new life, uncovering secrets of sexuality and the Immortal Soul. As a deadly virus threatens to contaminate the bloodstreams of the whole merfolk race, the little mermaid must choose between the lives of her people, the man she loves, or herself.

I loved Drown, so I hope (I know) that I will LOVE Gabriel and the Swallows! and can we just take a minute to appreciate the cover? It is so pretty! 
I seriously love it so much! 

About the author

Esther Dalseno

Esther Dalseno was born in Australia. After living in both Portland, Oregon and Sydney, New South Wales, she headed off to see the world.

Writing and teaching, she has lived in Laos, Vietnam and South Korea and has traveled the world extensively, from Johannesburg to Barcelona.

Esther now lives in with her family in Berlin. 

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HAPPY READING(+ waiting), LUVs

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Year, New Books, Author's Interviews #10

Hello, Luv's! 
Today is the 10th interview! 
I am so happy I've gotten this far without passing out of exhaustion but also so sad that it's almost over! 
After today's interview there are only 3 left!
I guess I'll just have to make another interview event sometime this year! maybe in a couple months? or maybe at the end of the year! I just hope you all have enjoyed the interviews!

Anyways! The author who I am interviewing today is,

Allison Whitmore

Thank you for letting me interview you, Allison! 
and if any of you want to follow her, or buy her novel " ", at the bottom will be links to her site, and twitter!

and before I bore you all to death with my giddiness, let's get to the interview! 


Question 1- What is your New Years resolution? 
Allison- I resolve to get my next book done, to get healthier, and to keep moving forward, so I can inspire (and entertain) others in a big way.

Question 2-Are you working on anything new for January?
Allison- Yes. I am starting the sequel to The Lost Heir. It’s called The Foxworthy Murders. My co-authors and I decided the entire series will be called, The Diadem Chronicles.

Question 3- What inspires you most when you write?
Allison- The characters inspire me…when they get going and a scene is just really fun, true to life, angsty or just plain hilarious.

Question 4- What was the hardest thing about writing you latest book?
Allison- The nature of my co-written work, as my latest book, The Lost Heir, was done with help of two other writers, requires me to do a lot of revising of not just my own words but theirs, too. We really wanted to keep a consistent voice for the audience. Since I am the primary author, it’s up to me to make sure that happens. It proved to be a challenge sometimes, attempting to keep their vision for a scene without just rewriting the entire thing or taking it in a direction I preferred. I did my best. They brought a lot of good visuals to the table and action sequences I may not have thought of. Overall, my goal beyond the voice was to keep the world intact and the plot logical. I think in the end it worked out, and it was great to have them on board. For this next book, I know what I am doing, so I think it will be a lot smoother, faster and more fun.  

Question 5- What's your favorite quote?

Allison- “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die.” – I look at this quote differently today than I used to. It once meant to me have fun, go out and party. But today, it means much more. It tells me to live my dream and not hesitate. I always hope that others will find it in themselves to do the same.

Question 6- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Allison- Still writing.                                                                

Question 7- Where are you from?

Allison- Los Angeles

Question 8- If you could work with ANY author this year, who would you want it to be?
Allison- My co-authors. We have work to do!

Question 9- What are a few books you want to read this year (2016) or What genre do you like to read most? 
(Author can choose either question--freebie)
Allison- I’d like to read the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and then after that, let the books come as they will. I’m also looking forward to AG Howard’s new series based on The Phantom of the Opera. I’m not sure if it will be out in 2016 though. I need to keep better tabs.

Question 10- What’s ONE thing you’re really looking forward to?
Allison- The next episode of Arrow. Haha. Seriously, taking a month off to travel and having the means to do it right.


your last answer made me love you even more! 
So happy it's back on! 
And I loved the quote, I also love how you had to different perspectives of it. From before and after! 
I'd choose to party though . . . and by party I mean read books *wink wink*

Allison Whitmore's links will be attached below, so go follow her on twitter! 

Visit the launch post to this event, here
or Visit the Features section to find all the interviews! 

visit the LAST interview (here) to enter a giveaway and also read an interview with Heidi Heilig! 

Hope you enjoyed this interview with the lovely Allison Whitmore! 
I had so much fun asking her questions! <3