Blog Tour: Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh ~ ARC Review

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Fear the Drowning Deep
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: October 4th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

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Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man.

Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate. The cause of the deep gashes in Fynn’s stomach and his lost memories are, like the recent disappearances, a mystery well-guarded by the sea. In exchange for saving his life, Fynn teaches Bridey to master her fear of the water — stealing her heart in the process.
Now, Bridey must work with the Isle’s eccentric witch and the boy she isn’t sure she can trust — because if she can’t uncover the truth about the ancient evil in the water, everyone she loves will walk into the sea, never to return.

Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Fear the Drowning Deep for an honest review.

Fear the Drowning Deep is magically unique with a cool eerie feel. I have read a bunch of fantasy books with mythological creatures, this book really stands out as different and in a class all of its own. This book has a historical, folk-tale feel to it. The mystery starts in the first page and keeps you gripped until the last page.

A girl shows up having drowned. It soon gets everyone gossiping. Bridley is afraid of the water and what lurks out there. She remembers years ago her grandfather being lured off the cliff by something and she thinks maybe it is happening again.

Bradley start working for an old lady who is known as a witch in the town. She is scared of what rumors may be true about her. One day when she is working down by the shore she finds a boy injured and decides to take him home and help him.

What is luring people into the ocean and why are people showing up dead on the shore? Can a relationship with a new stranger last?

Fear the Drowning Deep is a mysterious, magical, watery tale. I did have issues with the relationship, it was a little fast and was not necessarily a romance. If you are looking for something different that will keep you wanting more than this is the book for you. I would definitely recommend it and I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

 
 

About Author

Sarah Glenn Marsh writes young adult novels and children’s picture books. An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, she’s been making up words and worlds ever since.
When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys watercolor painting, ghost hunting, and pursuits of the nerd variety, from video games to tabletop adventures. She’s never met an animal or a doughnut she didn’t like.
Sarah lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and their tiny zoo of four rescued greyhounds, a bird, and many fish. She is the author of Fear the Drowning Deep, the Reign of the Fallenduology, and several picture books.

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Blog Tour: THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke ~ Mood Board & #Giveaway

THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke is a thrilling and suspenseful read. I hope you enjoy my Mood Board and that it gets you as excited for this book as I was! Make sure to go to the bottom of this post and enter to win your own copy.

28186109ABOUT THE LOST AND THE FOUND:

LOST.

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.

FOUND.

Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…

 

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Blog Tour: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills ~ ARC Review

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27779275This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis:

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed.

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Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of This Adventure Ends for an honest review.

This Adventure Ends is charming, and had a way of making hard topics relateable.  I loved the idea of a book that focused on a protagonist that never had a best friend and had never been in love and was skeptical about it. Lets be honest not all teens grow up having tons of friends and know what it is like to be in love. Finding your place and who you are is hard.

Sloane has just moved to a new town in northern Florida and is looking forward to a new change. I must say Emma got the Florida landscape down perfect, as someone who lives here, from the sandy dirt! Her father is a writer who is trying to find out what he wants to write next. Sloane’s mom wants her to pursue her singing talent but Sloane doesn’t know what she wants. She is looking forward to making new friends and exploring new options.

Sloane right away meets a new group that she clicks with. Most of them accept her snarky personality but at times, since she hasn’t had friends or relationships relating to others becomes a challenge, and something that needs navigating. Sloane is great at lightening a mood but that is not always what someone wants or needs.

Gabe and his twin sister Vera have lost their mom’s painting and Sloane is determined to get it back for them. She goes on an exploration trying to find out where it is and how she can get it. She becomes very invested. Sloane starts to realize she has feelings for someone but thinks they like someone else.

Will Sloane find the painting for her friends? Can Sloane learn to let people in, and gain special relationships in the process?

This Adventure Ends has quick-witty moments, and so many quirky and cute scenes. I really did enjoy it and it was a fast page turner. It did focus on her friends and family as well as Sloane, so I did feel it was a lot of relationships and issues, but Emma did handle it well. I would have given it 5 stars if she had focused a little less on her dad. I loved him and his character, just for me needed to cut some of it down, and have more of the story be the friends, and a little more romance. I would recommend and I am giving This Adventure Ends 4 out of 5 stars.

Emma   MillsAbout Author:

Emma Mills is a debut author better known to her subscribers as vlogger Elmify. She is also cocreator and cohost of the “life skills” channel How to Adult.

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9/15 thatartsyreadergirl.com – This Adventure Travels
9/15 crossroadreviews.com – Review
9/16 Toofondofbooks.com – Interview with Emma
9/17 avdreader.wordpress.com – This Adventure Paints
9/17 bookrambles.com – Review
9/18 whatsarahread.com – Moodboard
9/19 alexalovesbooks.com – This Adventure Explores
9/19 mybookmuse.com – Review
9/20 loveisnotatriangle.com – Would you Rather Questions
9/21 Fiercereads.com – This Adventure
9/21 takemeawaytoagreatread.com – Review
9/22 gonepecanla.wordpress.com – Guest Post: How Emma researched about art in TEA and what pieces inspired her?
9/23 supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com – This Adventure Creates
9/23 bookrookreviews.com – Review
9/24 skizzles22hu.blogspot.com – Friendship Post
9/25 bookbriefs.net – Review
9/26 exlibriskate.com/blog/ – This Adventure Blooms
9/26 fictionfare.com – Guest Post: 10 Things We Didn’t Know About You
9/27 booksandmakeup.blogspot.com – This Adventure Inspires
9/27 pageturnersblog.com – Review
9/28 yabibliophile.com – Guest Post: Road Trip Essentials
9/29 itstartsatmidnight.com – This Adventure Swims
9/29 eaterofbooks.blogspot.com – Review
9/30 darkfaerietales.com – Guest Post: Friend Vacations
10/1 fireflyreadit.blogspot.com – This Adventure Begins
10/1 danasquare.blogspot.com – Review
10/2 readwritelove28.com – Guest Post: Talk about your character building process specifically regarding Sloane’s family?
10/3 swoonyboyspodcast.com – This Adventure Swoons
10/3 curling-up-with-a-good-book.blogspot.com – Review
10/4 aperfectioncalledbooks.blogspot.com – Pinterest Board

Blog Tour: Loving You Easy (Loving on the Edge #9) by Roni Loren ~ Review, Excerpt & #Giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of the Loving You Easy Blog Tour, this book is fantastic!!! Make sure to check out the excerpt and my review. Also, don’t forget to go to the bottom of the post and enter to win a signed set of books 1-8 in the series. 

About the Book:

Three lovers really click in the latest from the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me—

Cora has an amazing sex life. She’s beautiful, daring, and the most popular submissive in Hayven. Too bad none of it’s real…

IT specialist Cora Benning has figured out the key to her formerly disastrous love life—make it virtual. In the online world of Hayven, she’s free of her geek girl image and can indulge her most private fantasies with a sexy, mysterious master without anyone in her life discovering her secrets. Until her information is hacked and she finds herself working to fix the breach under two very powerful men—one who seems all too familiar…

Best friends and business partners Ren Muroya and Hayes Fox were once revered dominants. Then Hayes was wrongfully sent to prison and everything changed. Ren wants to get back to who they were. Hayes can’t risk it. But when they discover the new IT specialist is their online fascination, and that she’s never felt a dominant’s touch, the temptation to turn virtual into reality becomes all too great…

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Blog Tour: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron ~ Interview & #Giveaway

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I am excited to be a part of The Forgetting Blog Tour, this is one of my favorite books I have read this year. I am so happy to be able to bring you a character interview with Gray. Make sure to go to the bottom of the post and enter the giveaway to win your own copy.

28691932Title: THE FORGETTING
Author: Sharon Cameron
Pub. Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 416
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Rating: 5 Stars

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What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget her.Read More »

Cover Reveal: BLUSH FOR ME (Fusion #3) by Kristen Proby

Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. In her Fusion Series from William Morrow, she seduces readers’ senses with the sexy, contemporary romance in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you the gorgeous cover for BLUSH FOR ME, the third book in the Fusion Series! BLUSH FOR ME brings readers the next story in this amazing cast of characters. Releasing March 21, 2017, BLUSH FOR ME is the third standalone novel in Kristen’s Fusion Series. Grab your copy of the first two books in the series, LISTEN TO ME and CLOSE TO YOU, and preorder BLUSH FOR ME today!

 

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About BLUSH FOR ME:

New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby continues to delight the senses with the latest novel in her delectable Fusion series.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland’s hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she’s forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan “Mac” MacKenzie hasn’t been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn’t think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he’s got a handle on what life can throw at him and he’s not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can’t forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Blog Tour: LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Córdova ~ Review & #Giveaway

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I love Zoraida and was so excited to be a part of this tour since LABYRINTH LOST was one of my most anticipated reads for this year. I hope you enjoy my review and make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

30408280Title: LABYRINTH LOST
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Pub. Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Rating: 4 Stars

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“Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic.”-Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…

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