Look Our Wednesday!

It’s look out Wednesday on the blog! Today I list a couple of books we can’t wait to read this month! Yay for September!

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Vengeance Road

by Erin Bowman

When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, she gets closer to the truth about herself and must decide if there’s room for love in a heart so full of hate.

In the spirit of True Grit, the cutthroat days of the Wild West come to life for a new generation.

Hardcover, 336 pages

Expected publication: September 1st 2015

I can’t wait to read this! I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I’ve always been fascinated with cowboys and lost gold mines. We have the Superstition Mountains and there’s a legend of a lost gold mine located somewhere within those mountains. The legend states the map was passed down from generation to generation, eventually lost in within the family’s possessions. This would be the perfect book to read on the porch with the Superstition Mountain in the backdrop….maybe I’ll go looking for gold one day!


 

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by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Shattered Blue

For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished f For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

Paperback, 336 pages

Expected publication: September 15th 2015

I got a chance to read this book on Netgalley and I loved it! I can’t wait to own a copy. This book had a magical feel to it and I love stories about the Fae. Plus, look at that cover. Gorgeous. We’ll post a review of Shattered Blue soon! I can’t wait to share this with you!


 

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Until next time!

Kristen Twin

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Never Been Texted Release Day Blitz Giveaway!

Today we’re having fun with Never Been Texted!

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When Ashlee’s stepdad completely forgets her birthday she takes matters into her own hands to get the one thing she really wants: her own cell phone. But text messages start rolling in from a broken-hearted boy, and though Ashlee knows not all stories end happily, she’s determined to make hers the best it can be.

 

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Did I just tell a hot guy that I like him too much? Seriously! How pathetic is that? I want to yank out my tongue and grind it through a garbage disposal so I’ll never say another stupid thing. Why didn’t I think before I spoke? Of course he’s going to defend the girl he’s loved his whole life. I blew my only chance to be his friend.

He jumps to his feet without even looking at me. Clutching the doggie pirate hat in his hand, he walks away.

I want to run after him so badly my muscles ache from holding back. But I’m just a random girl he’ll never see again, and it’s stupid to hope for more. Beatrice broke his heart, and only she can mend it.

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Author Bio: Linda Joy Singletontexted

When she was 8, she wrote animal stories and by age 14 she was writing mystery novels.  In 1986,  she had the unique experience of co-writing a mystery, THE TALKING SNOWMAN, with her favorite childhood author, Margaret Sutton (Judy Bolton mysteries).  Her goal was to have a mystery series of her own that that happened in 1994: MY SISTER THE GHOST series/Avon Camelot Books.  Recently she’s crossed genres
to publish her first picture book, SNOW DOG, SAND DOG (Albert Whitman 2014).

When Linda isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, movies, country walks, camping, bowling and reality shows (she’s never missed a season of Survivor, Amazing Race or Big Brother). She also collects vintage girl series mysteries like Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton and Trixie Belden and in 2014 spoke at a Nancy Drew convention. She’s a longtime member of Sisters in Crime and SCBWI, and enjoys speaking at school, libraries and writing conferences.

She lives with her husband, David, in Northern California, in a country home where she’s surrounded by horses, peacocks, dogs, wild turkeys and demanding cats. Follow Linda on her websiteTwitter, and Facebook


 

The Giveaway!

They will be giving away 5 e-book copies of Never Been Texted and a $10.00 Amazon gift card. Good luck!

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Monday Funday: Reawakened Review

Give me Egyptian Princes any day!

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I waited in line at BEA for an ARC of this book. I mean a long winding line that seemed to go on forever! Luckily I was in the front and snatched a copy before they ran out. I actually went and bought the hard copy of the book for my collection as well. Such a gorgeous cover and great story! I’m talking about Colleen Houck’s Reawakened.

I loved Colleen’s other books so I was so excited to hear about her new one. If you haven’t read her Tiger’s Curse series, you need to get on it! Full of Indian mythology and wonderful characters. Not to mention tigers!

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Let’s take a look at Reawakened!


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  • Series: The Reawakened Series
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 11, 2015)

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing s
he expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. 
And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.
 
But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world. 
 
From New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck comes an epic adventure about two star-crossed teens who must battle mythical forces and ancient curses on a journey with more twists and turns than the Nile itself.
 

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My Review: 

I’ve always been into Egyptian mythology. When I heard that Colleen was going to tackle it for her next book…I got excited.

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She did a wonderful job for Tiger’s Curse Indian mythology. I anticipated her new book to be just as great and I wasn’t disappointed!

During a museum visit, our main character Lilliana comes face to face with a mummy named Amon. He binds her to him, using her life-force to gain strength because he needs it to fight the forces of evil. Long ago he was cursed to wake up every thousand of years to protect his homeland from the Dark One. But this time, he awakens in New York, far from home and his mission. It’s up to Lilliana to help him navigate throughout the world and find his missing brothers to stop the rise of evil.

Our main character Lilliana, Lilly for short, comes from a rich family, it’s evident in the first two pages with her car and driver and the apartment she lives in. I didn’t like her at first. She seemed spoiled and whiney. But she grew on me the more I read, oh how how she came out on her own! She became stronger and powerful giving Amon the strength he needed to fight. I loved how she denied that this could be happening. It was realistic. Who wouldn’t believe a mummy wakened to save the world?

Amon isn’t your typical mummy.

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He’s a hot prince on a mission to save the world, who couldn’t fall for that? His interactions with Lilly and the modern world is hilarious. He called taxis “Golden Chariots.” He doesn’t understand what’s going on so relies on Lilly for help. He’s kind and wants to make sure Lilly has the best since she is giving him her life-force. He’s adorable, naive and made me laugh throughout the book.

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The romance was slow and sweet. I sort of got annoyed with Lilly when she kept getting angry with Amon for denying her advances. He has bigger things to deal with than a love struck teen! But it was sweat.

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Colleen did a wonderful job at her research for the Egyptian mythology and culture in the book. I could visualize ancient Egypt, the clothes, and all the senses. The characters were great and the adventure fantastic. There were a couple of times the pace moved slow and I put the book down. But it’s well worth reading through to get the the end. Oh what an ending. I just can’t wait for the next book!

Should you read it? Yes! An action adventure story with great mythology, characters and booby traps Indiana Jones style.

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New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

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Book Friday: Six of Crows Giveaway!

It’s Book Friday and we’re doing a great giveaway!

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Yay for Friday and for great books! We just finished reading a great book called Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Have you heard of it?


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  • Series: Six of Crows
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2015)

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. 

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first


 

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Well, if you haven’t heard of it let’s just say it’s like Oceans Eleven meets Fight Club meets Game of Thrones. This book was action packed, dark, well written and such a magical read. And the ending! Wow! We don’t want to give too much away but we will give away an extra ARC because we have to celebrate this glorious creation. Oh, did we mention we can’t wait for the next book?

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Enter to win on by following @KristenHAuthor on twitter and retweet her post. Good luck! We’ll pick a winner on Monday 8/17.

 

Love,

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Cover Reveal of Find Me If You Dare and Giveaway!

Today we’re excited for Vicki Leigh’s cover reveal of her second book in her Dreamcatcher series, Find Me If You Dare!

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We love Vicki and her cover too! Tawney was at Vicki’s launch party for the first book Catch Me When I Fall and she’s super excited for this one!

Are you ready?

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Creeptastic!!!!! Check out the book’s synopsis!

 

FIND ME IF YOU DARE (Dreamcatcher #2)

Curiosity Quills Press
December 1, 2015

They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.

Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.

Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.

With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.


GIVEAWAY TIME!

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Now, what’s a cover reveal party without a GIVEAWAY?! Vicki’s celebrating with giving a lot of books away! Click on this link to enter –> a Rafflecopter giveaway (Note: the giveaway IS open internationally!)

 

Here’s what she’s giving away!

  • 20 copies of CATCH ME WHEN I FALL (Book One of the Dreamcatcher Series)
  • a signed copy of CITY LOVE by Susane Colasanti
  • The Vampire Diaries wall poster of Damon Salvatore
  • a copy of SHADOW STUDY by Maria V. Snyder
  • 5 handmade dream catchers
  • a poster of the SORCERER HEIR series, signed by Cinda Chima
  • 2 posters of the cover of DOON, signed by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon.
  • a poster of the cover of DAMSEL DISTRESSED, signed by Kelsey Macke
  • a poster of Melissa Lander’s ALIENATED cover

 

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Look Out Wednesday: Glass Sword

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s our weekly post that spotlights upcoming books we can’t wait to read. This book this week is on my radar. It has been since I finished RED QUEEN. Since I waited for for the sequel news.

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Today I want to bring to your attention GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard.


 

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  • Series: Red Queen (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (February 9, 2016)

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: She is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictiv king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul

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I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on this book! Only 7 months!

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Book Friday! On The Look Out

Kristen Twin here. I’m listing the upcoming books we can’t wait to read. There are a lot of awesome books coming out this fall and too many to list in one blog. I decided to choose two books this week. So, here are my two picks… The first book is Wendy Darling by Colleen Oakes. This book is a retelling of Peter Pan but with a dark twist on the classic story. I received the ARC and plan on starting this book this weekend. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to go back to Neverland. The next book is The Red Sun by Alane Adams. This book brings Norse Mythology to life and gives you a great adventure with witches, magical creatures and Norse Gods. If you like Percy Jackson, you’ll love The Red Sun. I recently read this book and we will have a review up Monday! Yay! I am SO excited for these books to come out! I’m a big fan of the story of Peter Pan and the adventures of Percy Jackson. These books are perfect to escape reality and immerse yourself into another world!

 

 

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f Queen of Hearts comes a dark and mesmerizing twist on the beloved Children’s Classic, Peter Pan.

Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller’s son. But while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan com

From the Best-Selling Author of Queen of Hearts comes a dark and mesmerizing twist on the beloved Children’s Classic, Peter Pan.

Wendy Darling has a perfectly agreeable life with her parents and brothers in wealthy London, as well as a budding romance with Booth, the neighborhood bookseller’s son. But while their parents are at a ball, the charmingly beautiful Peter Pan comes to the Darling children’s nursery and—dazzled by this flying boy with god-like powers—they follow him out of the window and straight on to morning, to Neverland, a intoxicating island of feral freedom.

As time passes in Neverland, Wendy realizes that this Lost Boy’s paradise of turquoise seas, mermaids, and pirates holds terrible secrets rooted in blood and greed. As Peter’s grasp on her heart tightens, she struggles to remember where she came from—and begins to suspect that this island of dreams, and the boy who desires her—have the potential to transform into an everlasting nightmare.

Paperback, 256 pages

Expected publication: October 13th 2015 by SparkPress


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After meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his fat
her is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin.
“The Red Sun” is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the A
fter meeting a strange dwarf in his garage and finding out his substitute English teacher is a witch, twelve-year-old Sam Baron travels through a stonefire to the magical realm of Orkney where he finally learns the truth about his past: his mother is a witch and his father is a descendant of the Norse god, Odin.
“The Red Sun” is the first book in The Legends of Orkney, the spellbinding series of adventure fantasy novels by Alane Adams. It follows Sam to the realm of Orkney where witches, wraiths, and other menacing creatures cause serious peril to the unsuspecting Sam. Now, it’s up to him to save his friends and all of Orkney from a cursed red sun. Can a young witch girl named Mavery help him?

Drawing on Norse mythology, this fantastical story will enthrall middle grade and tween readers with a taste for adventure. As Sam grapples with dark and dangerous elements from his past and confronts his own simmering anger over long ago events, “The Red Sun” sears with wild imagination and breathtaking moments. Follow “The Red Sun” for the high-flying magical ride of your life

Hardback, 346 pages

Expected publication: August 04, 2015 by SparkPress


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Don’t these books sound great? Until next time!

Love Kristen